CMLL (TUE) 05/09/2017 Arena México [CMLL, CultIcon]
1) Mercurio & Pierrothito b Acero & Aéreo
2) La Jarochita, Marcela, Skadi b Amapola, Reyna Isis, Tiffany
tecnicas took 2/3
3) Misterioso Jr. b The Panther [lightning]
4) Fuego, Pegasso, Stigma b Disturbio, Puma, Tiger
5) Blue Panther, Johnny Idol, Rey Cometa DQ Bobby Villa, Cavernario, Pólvora
straight falls, Cavernario fouling Cometa in the second to set up another match between them next week
6) Atlantis, Carístico, Mistico b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Niebla Roja refused to be a rudo as usual.
Cometa seemed to challenge Cavernario to a title match, but that can’t happen – or at least CMLL can’t announce it has happening – until Cometa gives Soberano his title match on Friday. Otherwise a boring show.
The big activity on this show was the The Freedom’s restaurant, with the usual pageantry of luchadors young and old on hand, a ribbon cutting, and a big mural. The mural is on the outside of the restaurant, done by the same artist who did the one above the concession stands in the lobby, so you’ll be seeing it every night. The restaurant opens to the public on Friday, and they’re offering a combo package with Turiluchas for the bus trip and a buffet for 900 pesos/about $46 dollars. The seating looked like it was a press box, spaces which might be used for a laptop instead being used for food. I haven’t seen the prices for just the restaurant themselves, but this is clearly aimed at people who will pay for a premium experience.
Lucha Memes on 05/21 in Coacalco:
- Gato de Ecatepec vs referee 19 y medio
- Komander vs Eterno
- Lady Maravilla & Keira vs Alas de Acero & Iron Kid
- Marcela vs Silueta – new
May 10th is Mother’s Day in Mexico. Reforma has a video story on Faby Apache and her son Marvin. ESPN has an interview with La Seductora, who actually talks more about her divorce and how it affected wrestling career (her husband didn’t want her to wrestle, then progressive dropped her objections to try and save the relationship, which did not work) than her children. She has three kids and three gran children, and is thinking about retiring in a year.
Tickets for AAA’s taping in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera from 185 to 597 MXP Pesos. The higher end was 712MX for Guerra de Titanes, so they’re running a little cheaper for just a normal TV taping.
Uproxx has an interview with Taya about Lucha Underground and AAA. She’s looking forward to that Ayako match going up this week and I that match is going to be a talked about thing when it goes up; since Taya’s involved, it feels like something AAA could use to get attention from the LU fanbase which doesn’t usually watch their Mexico show. LU also seems to putting people out there for press interviews to wake the fans back up before the 31st debut date, which is going to be necessary after such a layoff. Even in the best case, it’s probably going to take a few weeks for people to remember the show is around, but whatever they can do to improve awareness will help.
The Crash officially announced it’s 06/02 Tijuana show, which will be a benefit show for Nicho.
GALLI announced Penta, Guerrero Maya Jr. and Aeroboy for their 06/04 show.
KDNA is offering bus trips from Monterrey & Saltillo to Mexico City for Psycho Clown. .
Mil Mascaras is coming to Lafayette, Indiana (?!?) on September 16th. Also, Mil Muertes, Extreme Tiger.
LuchaWorld has the latest edition of their podcast.
IMPULS (SUN) 05/14/2017 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Ángel Futuro & Eclipso vs Crucifijo & Scravos
2) Kratoz & Lord Byron vs Demenzía & Psicótico
3) Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs Black Impuls, Rico Rodríguez
4) Laredo Kid © vs Flamita, Sammy Guevara, ? [LyC CRUISER]
5) Cibernético & Sharlie Rockstar vs Daga & Garza Jr.
6) El Hijo Del Santo, Huracán Ramírez, Santo Jr. vs Jaque Mate, Satánico, Súper Parka
Full lineup for the card featuring the Santos in Monterrey. That fourth match looks really good. I dunno who Black Impuls is but, since the promotion is named after him, I like his chances.
IWRG (SUN) 05/14/2017 Arena Naucalpan
1) Shadow Boy & Shaolin vs Atomic Star & Lunatik Xtreme
2) Aramis, Black Dragón, Hijo del Alebrije vs Demonio Infernal, Taylor Wolf, Villano III Jr.
3) Máquina Infernal, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Tackle vs Danny Casas, Leo, Mike
4) 1 vs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 [Rey del Ring]
The annual IWRG Royal Rumble themed match, where none of the participants will be announced ahead of time (and, it being IWRG, anyone could end up in the match.) Mascara 2000 Jr. won this just back in December.
CMLL (TUE) 05/16/2017 Arena México
1) Bengala & Magia Blanca vs Apocalipsis & Artillero
2) Aéreo, Eléctrico, Fantasy vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Drone, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Virus
4) Blue Panther Jr., Soberano Jr., The Panther vs Felino, Ripper, Sam Adonis
5) Rey Cometa vs Cavernario
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Titán vs Hechicero, Kráneo, Mr. Niebla
Cometa/Cavernario is non-title but probably pretty good. A lot of matches which could go either way.
CMLL (TUE) 05/16/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Capitán Cobra & Mágico vs Maléfico & Mr. Apolo
2) Flyer, Stigma, Vaquero Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Difunto, Sangre Azteca
3) Astral, Esfinge, Oro Jr. vs Disturbio, Puma, Tiger
4) Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Johnny Idol vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) Carístico, Máximo Sexy, Stuka Jr. vs La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush
Hijos del Infierno reunited.
DTU (WED) 05/31/2017 Arena Actopan, Actopan, Hidalgo
1) Billy & Masizito vs Erwing & Irwin
2) Hardo Boy & Toto vs Drollux & Flayer Boy
3) Deluto IV & Deluto Jr. vs Camuflaje & Paranoiko
4) Exotico & Pardux vs Jimmy & Kevin
5) Jason Cade vs Moria, Lokillo, Pesadilla
6) Dezmon Xavier & Trey Miguel vs Cobre & Dratick Boy
7) Corsario Negro Jr., Halloween, Ovett vs Cíclope, Crazy King, Miedo Extremo
Wednesday stop in the tour, with Halloween stopping by for an extreme match.