Soberano new champ, La Llave de la Gloria

Soberano tornillo

CMLL (FRI) 05/12/2017 Arena México [CMLL, CultIcon, SuperLuchas, thecubsfan]
1) Leono & Sensei b Artillero & Hijo del Signo 2017-05-12 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan)
12:40, tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Astral, Príncipe Diamante, Robin 2017-05-12 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan)
18:20 Rudos took 1/3
3) Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón b Drone, Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr. 2017-05-12 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan)
16:18. Rudos took 1/3.
4) Soberano Jr. b Rey Cometa © [MEX WELTER] 2017-05-12 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan)
16:32+. Soberano took falls 2/3 to win the title. Cometa falls on his 2nd defense. Soberano is the 75th known champion.
5) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Lee, Valiente b Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas 2017-05-12 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan)
12:36. Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr. b La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush 2017-05-12 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan)
14:14. Tecnicos took 1/3, the first by excessive violence DQ (maybe?), Atlantis submitted Rush cleanly in the third.

The title match achieved what it was set to do. I’m not sure if anything else had a purpose. CMLL may yet end up doing Atlantis/Rush, but it definitely come off as if it was the anniversary match in the building on this show. This show was rather long, with everything over 12 minutes and the title match (likely close to 20 if it aired complete) much longer than a lightning match would be. It felt long.

The link up there will take you to Rey Cometa’s entrance, but I couldn’t figure out how to remove the seven minute stretch of dead stream. You’ll want to skip ahead to 1:25:09.

Shocker returns tonight after five months to main event in Arena Coliseo. He teams with Ultimo Guerrero & Mephisto versus Atlantis, Caristico and Angel de Oro.

AAA’s Llave de la Gloria tryout took place today. They posted video of the matches on Facebook: women’s group 1women’s group 2, and women’s group 3, plus men’s group 1, men’s group 2, men’s group 3, men’s group 4.

There appeared to be 15 women, at least when they got to the match part. 10 of them were from the WWS luchadora promotion, including their champion Diosa Atenea. Muneca de Plata, one of Super Porky’s daughters, is trying out and is part of the third women’s group. She actually worked AAA spots shows way back when Porky was working for AAA, as was in the third group. Stephanie Vaquer from Chile, who’s wrestled in Veracruz and around Mexico City, is in the first group. There’s a blond woman in red and gold who’s in the first match and gets brought back to round out the third one; she seems to have potential and has a marketable look. There’s also a luchadora in a cool mask who takes a dropkick to the face like a champ and was trying rope walk/rope bounce armdrags at the end; she appears to be Hahastary, who mostly wrestles in northern Mexico.

The men’s matches are all 2v2. Angelikal is the standout performer in the first match, and of all the men today really. Taylor Wolf, who’s been in IWRG recently and is from Chile, is in the second group. There’s an amateur wrestler gimmick luchador in the third match who stands out, and the fourth match has a tag team that I can’t place.

The trainers today are La Parka, Averno, Hijo del Fantasma, Super Fly, Ayako Hamada, Mamba, Mary Apache and Faby Apache. Vampiro, who was the lead guy in the past two tryouts, is over in Germany for a LU themed WXW show. The Lucha Underground wrestlers (or maybe the cross promotion they’re getting with the TV network which airs LU) helped them what they claimed was the biggest indie crowd in 15 years. Vampiro posted his entrance on YouTube, which he says is a preview of a TV show (or channel?) he’s launching on May 31st.

On that same WXW show, Angelico picked up the WXW Shotgun Championship.

The price for the AAA Ring & Rock Stars travel package is 11,291 Mexico Pesos ($600 USD on the nose.) That includes flights from Mexico City, and 4 days/3 nights at the resort.

ESPN has a story on the Freedom Bar & Grill, with unnamed fans complaining it’s going to attract the wrong crowd to wrestling shows (fancy rich people who don’t really care about the lucha.) The director of Freedom disagreed, making the case that it’s in the same range as the ringside tickets if you get food. They note that beer sales are supposed to be cut off in the arena by the main event, but they are not cut off in the restaurant and you are allowed to stay an hour after the show ends (and enter two hours early.)

Dr. Wagner is off the Lucha Libre Boom show in Naucalpan next Friday. AAA’s got him in Tijuana instead. LA Park & Hijo de LA Park will now face Caristico & Black Taurus.

Here’s a social media thing – kerfuffle? let’s go with kerfuffle – boiled down to a quick two links. Garza Jr. teases Pagano as being on the 07/09 Llaves y Candados show. Pagano says he still is with AAA. I suspect the answer is that Llaves y Canados show isn’t having Rebelion guys.

MDA in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara on 06/18

AAA writes about La Parka and Joaquin Roldan being inducted into the Toluca sports hall of fame.

AS Mexico ranks the top 11 Mexican luchador of all time.

ESPN interviews Princesa Sugehit about being a woman in wrestling and Lil Cholo about being a journeyman of wrestling.


CMLL (FRI) 05/19/2017 Arena México
1) Magnus & Sensei vs Akuma & Espíritu Negro
2) La Jarochita, Princesa Sugehit, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
3) Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Bobby Villa, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora
4) Titán vs Cavernario [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Valiente vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
6) Carístico, Máximo Sexy, Mistico vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Negro Casas

Will Niebla Roja finally be done teaming with people he doesn’t want to team with after this show? Probably not. Usual show of a couple matches which might be good (Cavernario is Titan’s best opponent) and no sense of direction.

CMLL on 2017-05-12

let’s just pretend this was the finish

Recapped: 05/12/2017


All matches aired live from Arena Mexico.

Leono & Sensei defeat Artillero & Hijo del Signo (12:40 [6:08, 2:22, 4:10], 1/3, below average)

Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus beat Astral, Príncipe Diamante, Robin (18:20 [7:47, 3:30, 7:03], 1/3, ok)

Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón beat Drone, Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr. (16:18 [6:05, 3:37, 6:36], 1/3, ok)

Soberano Jr. beat Rey Cometa © for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship (16:32+, great)

  1. Cometa Spanish Fly ?:??
  2. Soberano guillotine moonsault 0:50
  3. Soberano Canadian Destroyer 15:42

Ángel de Oro, Dragón Lee, Valiente beat Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas (12:36 [2:49, 2:08, 7:39], 2/3, ok)

Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr. defeat La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush
(14:14 [2:28, 3:30, 8:16], 1 DQ/3, below average)

What happened: 

the not-minis do something cool!

Soberano Jr. defeated Rey Cometa to become the 75th Mexican National Welterweight Championship. CMLL’s feed went out prior to the opening fall of the match but returned to show most of the match.

Atlantis and Rush feuded in the main event, which could be spun into something more later on but more felt like they were just doing a usual bit


Pretty much a one match show, with the title match being the only thing notable and memorable from the show. It was a great exhibition of big moves, with more than a half dozen dives in the third fall alone. The flaw of the match is it didn’t feel like there was any build or sequence to the moves, with the most spectacular dives done early on and some of the lesser stuff added on late just to do moves. The match also suffered from going about a move too long – Soberano’s Fire Driver finish looked great, the Canadian Destroyer which followed didn’t, and they clearly missed their moment. Still, I thought the highlights were pretty good and the ending of third fall was still decently dramatic even as a move exhibition. It also felt like something was accomplished with a tournament and a championship match, which doesn’t always happen here.

The rest was filler. They always should go with the title match last, and tonight was a good reason why. Peste Negra at least played to the crowd while running their usual match. The main event was a whole lot of nothing, as flat as the opener with bigger names involved. The Dinamitas match wasn’t as good as usual, with the timing especially being off during the second fall comeback. The second match had one really neat spot, which is admittedly one more than usual.

Forastero pulled it off.