CMLL (MON) 05/15/2017 Arena Puebla [CMLL]
1) Inquisidor & King Jaguar b Meyer & París
King Jaguar replaced Camorra. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Hijo del Signo & Metálico b El Asturiano & Rey Samuray
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Cancerbero, Policeman, Raziel b Black Tiger, Lestat, Starman
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Ángel de Oro, Johnny Idol, Stigma DQ Dragón Rojo Jr., Niebla Roja, Pólvora
Tecnicos took 2/3. Niebla unmasked Angel de Oro in the third after not wanting to be a rudo earlier. The two sides talked about a rematch.
5) Mistico, Rush, Valiente b Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero
Rush got along with his partners, though he still fouled Niebla to win. Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Mephisto © b Negro Casas [CMLL WELTER]
Mephisto took 2/3 to keep the title. 6th defense
Main event seemed fine, but was mostly just good. Fourth match seemed like they were setting up Niebla/Angel, though it’d seem Dragon Rojo is still owed a title shot. Niebla Roja’s act is set to go on for a week or two more.
CMLL finishes their week of 1v1 matches tonight with Rey Cometa and Cavernario meeting once again in Arena Mexico. The match was set up last week, seemed like it was going to be a title match, wasn’t announced as a title match after all, and Cometa lost the title so it couldn’t have been one. Tuesday shows aren’t exactly on the same level of the hair matches they’ve had before, but Cometa & Cavernario have good chemistry and it should be an fun watch.
That’s the semimain. The actual main event is a grab back trios match, with Mr. Niebla, Kraneo and Hechicero facing Marco Corleone, Titan and Atlantis. New champ Soberano teams with the Panthers to take on Felino, Ripper and Sam Adonis. Stuka, Fuego and Drone face Misterioso, Sagrado and Virus; I wonder if the Soberano/Misterioso feud is still going, or if Soberano has been rocketed up the card past his current rival. The obligatory minis match is Electrico, Fantasy, and Aereo against Pequeno Nitro & Pequeno Olimipco and Mercurio. Magia Blanca & Bengala take on Artillero & Apocalipsis in the opener.
The show starts at 7:30pm on CMLL’s YouTube channel. I’d estimate the Cavernario/Cometa match taking place around 9:15ish.
AAA tapes tonight in Arena Aficion. It’s not a big venue, and should be an easy sell out for the promotion no matter what matches they run. I have no idea which matches they’ll run. The card they’re advertising generally makes sense with the current feuds, but AAA’s made a point of changing around their lineups on a regular basis the last few months. The main event is scheduled to be Psycho Clown versus Dr. Wagner, which they didn’t do as advertised in Tijuana and only did as a bonus match in San Luis Potosi. OGT face Parka/Argenis/Marvin, which is the Verano de Escandalo match. Monster & Murder faced Carta & Soul, which fits with their Verano match. Pimpi & Mamba are opposite sides of a tag match – there’s a lot of 2v2 matches announced for this show. We’ll see what actually happens. The show is scheduled to start at 8:30, which means it’ll probably start around the same time as Cometa & Cavernario. It’ll air in three weeks; they still have the Tlaxcala taping to air first.
Tonight’s taping will surely start with a homage to El Apache. Faby & Mary weren’t booked on the card, but it’s possible they may end up being there now. This would be the fourth straight AAA TV taping to start with a memorial to a recently deceased person: there were two tapings which started with remembrances for Joaquin Roldan, and Brazo de Oro was honored on the last show. That’s a depressing statistic.
The newspaper Basta had a big headline accusing AAA a fraud for advertising Psycho Clown & Dr. Wagner in mask matches both in Juarez (on 06/04) and Mexico City (at TripleMania.) SuperLuchas argues it’s more of a Descaro – a nervy move, and is worried fans might believe lucha libre has predetermined finishes. Visit a Facebook page on lucha libre and I’m pretty sure people already believed that. (Just, mostly when their guys lose; it’s all on the level when they win.) Anyway, the interesting thing to me is AAA actually hasn’t announced the Verano de Escandalo six way match yet on TV. This week’s main event was the angle setting it up, but the only match AAA’s so far even really stating for their TV viewers is Pagano/Mesias vs Scoria/Cuervo. If you just follow as a TV show, the match you’d assume this week’s main event set up is Taya/Faby, and that’s not on any card yet.
The NJPW Best of Super Juniors kicks off early tomorrow morning, and the first show will air for free live on NJPW World starting around 4:30 AM Central standard time. Volador Jr. is scheduled in the second match against Tiger Mask and Dragon Lee faces Hiromu Takashi in the main event (probably about two hours in if you’re not up for watching the whole thing.) Dragon Lee spoke at the kick off press conference, said he was honored to be there. Volador did not, because Volador wasn’t there. I dunno. He send a comment saying he’d prove he’s the best.
Silueta returns to Japan for a REINA show on 06/04. Fuego en el Ring says Silueta will be in Japan from June 1st to the 20th.
Monterrey promotions MDA & Llaves y Candados announced they’re both no longer running shows in Arena Coliseo Monterrey. They’re both moving to Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Unido in the city, which they’re hyping as a nicer facility which will allow them to do online ticket sales. LyC announced a show there for July 9th, and Roberto Figueroa said the main event will be Garza Jr. & Ultimo Ninja vs Santo Jr. & Rene Guajardo III based on Garza & Santo fighting to end the show this past weekend. Running in Arena Coliseo Monterrey used to have the advantage of getting the shows broadcast on Multimedios, since the Monterrey TV network owns the venue. Multimedios dropped the TV show last year, and I wonder what will be the long term future for that venue. I suspect other promotions will move in for the time being.
Clela Arena, the building which hosts UIPW shows in Los Angeles, will no longer host wrestling shows. This seems like a last minute change, since UIPW had a show announced there for this upcoming weekend.
Lucha Memes/MDA on 06/04 in Arena Puebla
- Jeff Cobb vs Hechicero
- MDA/Chairo (Alas de Acero, Aramis, Arez, Belial, Impulso, Iron Kid) vs Puebla (Mini Multifacetico, Millenium, Prayer, Arkalis, Rey Samuray, Rey Apocalipsis)
- Rey Horuz & Xtreme Tiger vs Angel de Oro & Soberano Jr.
- Keira & Lady Maravilla vs Marcela & Zeuxis – new
Flamita & Black Boy face Daga & Hijo del Pirata Morgan in Tijuana on 06/04 for Team 1927.
Powerbomb.TV announced Jigsaw vs Fly Warrior vs Chuck Taylor vs Kenbai as the main event of their 06/11 show. That’s the show with Puma & Tiger vs Guerrero Maya & Triton.
MDA in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara on 06/18
- Joker, Sadico vs Brian Villa, Willy Banderas
- Esfinge, Star Black, Vaquero Jr. vs Galactar, El Divo, Vasco Jr.
- Rey Horus & Mr. Aguila vs Extreme Tiger & Hijo de LA Park
- Atlantis, Octagon, Mascara Sagrada vs Satanico, Ultimo Guerrero, Fuerza Guerrera – new
LucahWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania.
The latest edition of +Lucha’s podcast has Caristico, Soberano and Eterno as guests. Caristico seems like a man built for telling tales on podcasts. On the podcast, Caristico says he was told Elite was coming back at the end of April and he hasn’t heard from them in a while.
Lucha Underground personalities will be doing an autograph signing at the East LA Comic Con this weekend.