05/16 AAA TV Results (Aficion) – Fantasma, Suicide turn rudo


AAA TV (TUE) 05/16/2017 Arena Aficion [AAA]
1) Bronco González Jr. & Hijo Del Vikingo b Concord & Guerrero de Plata
Vikingo got the pin with a 630 senton
2) Lanzeloth & Máscara de Bronce b Dalton Bragg & Joe Lider
Added match. The last time Bragg was seen, he was attacking Joe Lider, so of course they didn’t get along here.
3) Faby Apache b Ayako Hamada [Reina De Reinas, #1 Contenders]
Bonus match two. Faby earned a title shot at Taya at some undefined time.
4) Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Bengala, Drago b Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, El Mesías, Pagano
Drago got the win over Scoria. Suicide attacked people on both teams (his partner Begnala last), apparently snapping and turning rudo.
5) Big Mami & Lady Shani b Goya Kong & La Hiedra
Mami & Goya replaced Pimpi & Mamba.
6) Argenis, La Parka, Pimpinela Escarlata, Ricky Marvin b Averno, Chessman, Mamba, Súper Fly
Pimpi and Mamba were added to the match. Mamba may be a OGT member; it was unclear. Pirata Morgan, who also may be an OGT member, distracted the tecnicos.
7) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Carta Brava Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Soul Rocker
The Psycho Circus were reunited for one night, with Murder fouling Psycho but Wagner fouling Murder for the win. Mocho Cota attacked the non-Poder del Norte people with a chair after the match.

Air Date: 06/03 & 06/10

The amount of matches added, subtracted and combined left me confused about how many matches actually took place on this show until I put the results together this morning. It’s seven, the same number announced, though only the opener remained unchanged. This another show where the card was public for months and one where they sent La Parka & Psycho to Pachuca recently to promote the original specific lineup, and then gave a different card. I don’t have anything new to say at this, except I’m starting to wonder if maybe AAA doesn’t actually book TV now until the day of the show, because it’s the only reasonable explanation of why they would continue to risk a backlash from advertising matches they’re not going to run. It didn’t hurt AAA on this night, they filled the 2000 seat Arena Aficion, but they continue to play with fire.

Anyway. Seven matches, which probably means the dark match gets dropped and the other two get split up into two TV. 4/6/7 probably should air on the 3rd, since that’s the night prior to Verano de Escandalo and they all tie into (announced) matches there. On the other hand, AAA’s not been so strict about that since these big events are no long on iPPV and a TV show with 2/3/5 would be a bit low on star power. (Can’t think of the last TV taping with two women’s matches where one hasn’t fed into another, by the way.) AAA’s recap doesn’t mention the Ayako/Faby match for what it’s worth, probably indicating even the people who work for AAA are having trouble keeping track of what AAA is doing, but I guess could mean someone changed their mind on it.

Suicide’s turn is not played up much in the recap bit looks like a big deal on video. Suicide turning was teased on TV this week, but it doesn’t seem like great planning to do that turn and the Texano turn within an hour of each other. It really doesn’t seem like a great idea to do the Suicide turn, the Texano turn and have Psycho’s partners turn on him in the same show – and have Joe Lider & Dalton Bragg have issues early in the show. I think – and I may be completely out to lunch – there’s an actual plan and even card for TripleMania and they’re trying to get all the pieces in place for it. The problem is it’s such a big shift from where they were and it’s going to be hard for anyone to keep all the pieces straight, and they’re not helping the situation by distracting from the really important storylines with a lot not so important ones either. Suicide could use a character change, but unless they’ve got a big match planned for him at TripleMania (seems highly unlikely), maybe that’s something that could’ve waited a few months for it to have a wider birth. No one even know who Dalton Bragg is at this point and feuding him with Joe Lider is only going to make them about the 9th most important thing going on. Maybe there shouldn’t be nine things going on, at least not while there’s this big overarching change in direction and your fans are still catching up to it.

Faby/Ayako could be good. I want to see the 630 senton. I’m not really sure I want to see much more from this show.

The next taping will be 05/26, next Friday, in Mexico City.

Cometa/Cavernario, Guerrero & Terrible to ROH, Dragon Lee & Volador win in BOSJ

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CMLL (TUE) 05/16/2017 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis & Artillero b Bengala & Magia Blanca LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 16 DE MAYO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
2) Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico b Aéreo, Eléctrico, Fantasy LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 16 DE MAYO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
3) Drone, Fuego, Star Jr. b Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Virus LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 16 DE MAYO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Star Jr. replaced Stuka Jr.
4) Felino, Ripper, Sam Adonis b Blue Panther Jr., Soberano Jr., The Panther LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 16 DE MAYO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
5) Rey Cometa DQ Cavernario LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 16 DE MAYO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Cometa took 1/3, the last when Cavernario snuck in a foul on him.
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Titán b Hechicero, Kráneo, Mr. Niebla LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 16 DE MAYO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)

Singles match was good, not on the level of their best matches but not far off their recent title match on this show. Didn’t sound like the rest of the show was much..

CMLL (TUE) 05/16/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]
1) Maléfico & Mr. Apolo b Capitán Cobra & Mágico
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Difunto, Sangre Azteca b Flyer, Stigma, Vaquero Jr.
3) Disturbio, Puma, Tiger b Astral, Esfinge, Oro Jr.
4) Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto b Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Johnny Idol
5) Carístico, Máximo Sexy, Stuka Jr. DQ La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush
Rush fouled Caristico as he had La Mascara in La Caristica

That third match may turn up on the Guadalajara stream on Saturday.

Ring of Honor announced Ultimo Guerrero & Terrible will be coming in for their 06/23 PPV and their 06/24 TV taping the next day. Ultimo was in ROH last year as part of ROH’s trios tournament, while this will be Terrible’s debut. No opponents announced.

An article on the history of Arena Mexico says the current capacity has gone down from 17,000 to 12,000. I don’t think that’s correct, it’s gone down but not that much. There’s an interesting story about the long running ruler of Mexico City, Ernesto Uruchurtu, being upset when Arena Mexico was being built, because it was about 4,000 seats bigger than the Auditorio Nacional he was having built for the government. He got his revenge by making the Lutteroths do extra work on the stability of the building (at an extra cost), under the idea that the fans would be jumping around during shows.

Lucha Underground will be back in two weeks. It may cost you more to watch. I can’t find any information on Sling’s site, but multiple people have noticed SlingTV is moving it to a higher tier which will cost $5 more a month. Fubo.TV has also upped their price since there’s been a new LU episode. The episodes are still the same prices on iTunes (and maybe will be released the next day the same way on Amazon?) if you’re willing to wait the day after to see the show.

Nicho 25 Anniversary t-shirts will be sold as part of The Crash’s benefit show for him on 06/02.

Lucha Memes/MDA on 06/04 in Arena Puebla

This is quite the collection of people on one show. They’ve done a good job of making it feel like a Puebla show while adding in outsiders.

MDA in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara on 06/18

That is going to be a crazy match.

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Both Volador & Dragon Lee got off to good starts with wins in their first matches of the Best of Super Juniors tournament. Dragon Lee defeated Hiromu Takahashi in the main event. He not only got to talk to end the show, but he picked up a win over the champion. That puts him in line for a title shot no matter how the rest of the tournament goes. Volador defeated Tiger Mask in the second match. Both matches are part of the full show available for free on NJPW World; no login needed. Dragon Lee faces Marty Scurll tomorrow morning in another match that’ll be aired live for subscribers.


CMLL (MON) 05/22/2017 Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis, Espíritu Maligno, Zaeta Roja vs Camorra, El Malayo, King Jaguar
2) Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Sanely vs Amapola, Reyna Isis, Tiffany
3) Ángel de Oro, Johnny Idol, Stigma vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Niebla Roja, Pólvora
4) La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush vs Marco Corleone, Máscara Año 2000, Mr. Niebla [Relevos Increíbles]
5) Atlantis, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

This past Monday teased Niebla Roja & Angel de Oro and Rush & Mr. Niebla. Which will actually happen on the 29th? Maybe neither.

CMLL (TUE) 05/23/2017 Arena México
1) Magia Blanca & Sangre Imperial vs Grako & Yago
2) Shockercito, Stukita, Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia
3) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Skadi vs Dalys, Reyna Isis, Tiffany
4) Drone vs Disturbio [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Johnny Idol vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Titán vs Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Terrible

Hechicero & Titan repeat in the main event but didn’t seem to be setting up anything. This is not a good card at all.

CMLL (TUE) 05/23/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Alteño & El Divino vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Magnum, Robin, Sensei vs Difunto, Hijo del Signo, Metálico
3) Esfinge, Soberano Jr., Starman vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
4) Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) Carístico, Máximo Sexy, Valiente vs La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush

Rush/Caristico seems to be the match coming up here. CMLL booking guys in repeat singles matches suggests they are doing Rush/Niebla in Puebla.