AAA 25th Anniversary, IWRG Rey del Ring winner, Puebla preview

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 05/14/2017 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Atomic Star & Lunatik Xtreme b Shadow Boy & Shaolin
straight falls
2) Demonio Infernal, Taylor Wolf, Villano III Jr. b Aramis, Black Dragón, Hijo del Alebrije
3) Máquina Infernal, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Tackle b Danny Casas, Mike, Teelo
Teelo replaced Leo. Danny and Mascara feuded.
4) Imposible b Súper Mega, El Hijo del Diablo, Vardeus, Oficial 911, Veneno, Kanon, Saruman, Killer Jr., Oficial AK47, Mike, Picudo Jr., Villano IV, Máquina Infernal, Argos, Mr. Electro, Rafy, Heddi Karaoui, Black Terry, Diablo Jr., Apolo Estrada, Danny Casas, Eterno, Cerebro Negro, Máscara Sagrada, Pantera, Leo, Dragón Fly, Dinamic Black, Black Warrior [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Mascara 2000 was upset to have to give up the Rey del Ring title and demanded the first shot at the winner. Imposible beat Super Mega with a counter dropkick to win the 30 man match. Mascara Sagrada, Dinamic Black, Black Warrior and Oficial AK47 all returned to IWRG in this match.

I’m in favor of any IWRG match that ends with Imposible being the best guy. +LuchaTV, in their quest to make sure I don’t need to do anything and maybe might update the lucahwiki instead, announced they’ll be putting up the Rey del Ring match complete at 6pm.

Today’s the 25th Anniversary of AAA’s first show, held in Veracruz. AAA’s spent this calendar year talking about it being their 25th Anniversary, so it seems odd that it’s actually kind of a quiet day – just some congratulations on Twitter. I suspect they’re saving the bigger celebrations for TripleMania, but there probably will be some mention on tomorrow’s TV taping.

The SuperLuchas article linked up there goes over the first card in detail. Interesting, at least to me, is I’ve had the unlisted dark match as Dr. Maldad & Mr. Maldad against Quarterback & Super Bowl. Instead, SuperLuchas mentions that first ever AAA match as Apocalipsis III & El Inmortal vs Barba Negra & Super Star. SuperLuchas magazine originated as a AAA run and focused lucha libre magazine and the website quotes it for these results, so they know what they’re talking about. The Super Star, a dozen names changes later, would be better know as Black Warrior.

Tonight’s CMLL Puebla show has Mephisto defending the CMLL Welterweight Championship against Negro Casas, in a rudo/rudo battle where Casas will easily be cheered. A title change is unlikely but not out of the question: CMLL books Casas in singles matches a lot anyway, it doesn’t change the CMLL champion count for the Universal tournament (both will hold team championships whatever happens here) and maybe Casas winning the welterweight championship would free CMLL to do something else with the tag team championship than keep it on hold until Shocker is really ready to return. Nothing will probably change because change in CMLL is rare (and we just got a dose of it on Friday, might last them for months), but it’s not a certainty.

The rest of the show has nothing special. The semimain has Mistico, tecnico Rush and Valiente against Euforia, Mr. Niebla and Ultimo Guerrero. It has enough names to make it good, but also the right people to turn it into not much. Niebla Roja tries teaming with non Guerrero rudos in the fourth match, partnering with Dragon Rojo & Polvora against Angel de Oro, Johnny Idol and Stigma. The outcome will probably be about the same.

Black Tiger & Policeman are back on the show, because we can’t go long without them on Mondays. They team with Lestat, Starman, Cancerbero and Raziel. Asutriano makes a welcome appearance and has a good partner in Rey Samuray, but not so good opponents in Hijo del Signo & Metalico. Meyer & Paris versus Camorra & Inquisidor start the show, which begins at 9pm on YouTube.

Arena Coliseo Monterrey looked to be full for the Hijo del Santo match last night. They set up a Santo Jr. (the son) versus Garza Jr. feud.

Black Terry Jr. has photos from last night’s IWRG show.

Poder del Norte knows everyone thinks they’re losing at Verano de Escandalo and aren’t concerned.

LuchaWorld’s Classic Podcast looks back at Los Brazos.

El Apache is on the cover of this week’s Box Y Lucha.