indie roundup: Memes, DTU, AULL, IWRG, Leyendas Inmortales

photo by Black Terry Jr.

DTU G21 (SUN) 06/04/2017 Gym Municipal, Irapuato, Guanajuato [DTU]
1) Electrik Boy, Irving, Luigi b Billy, Erwin, Hard Boy
2) Astro Latino & Toto b Drolux & Sirius
3) Angelux b Speed Demon, Gremlin, Loco Latino
4) Pesadilla b Camuflaje, Flayer Boy, Pardux
5) Jimmy & Kevin b Kastigador & Vengador and Chica Ye-Ye & Lokillo
Jimmy & Kevin earned a title shot at Dragon Rojo & Polvora for the DTU NEXO titles.
6) Cobre & Drastik Boy b Jason Cade & Trey Miguel and Crazy Boy & Moria
7) Dr. Pólux, Dr. Pólux Jr., Ovett b Cíclope, Crazy King, Miedo Extremo
Dr. Polux Jr. promised a big victory on the next DTU tour. X-LAW attacked Los Macizos again, with Pesadilla betraying DTU to join them.

Not much of note from the SLP show – except for Dezmond Xavier being a Nerd for the night. I too forgot Polvora & Dragon Rojo were the DTU tag team champions. With that match set up, whatever Dr. Polux is up to and the X-LAW stuff, it seems like DTU is busy all the sudden.

Lucha Memes MDA (SUN) 06/04/2017 Arena Puebla [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)]
1) Arkalis, Millenium, Mini Multifacético, Prayer, Rey Apocalipsis, Rey Samuray b Alas de Acero, Aramis (Estado de México), Arez, Belial, Impulso, Iron Kid (Estado de México)
2) Ángel de Oro & Soberano Jr. b Sadico & Xtreme Tiger
Sadico replaced Rey Horuz (missed flight)
2) Keira & Lady Maravilla b Marcela & Zeuxis
3) Felino & Fuerza Guerrera b Bobby Jack & Toro Bill Sr.
4) Black Terry & Negro Navarro © b Blue Panther & Octagón [Arena Coliseo TAG]
4th defense. Money thrown in.
6) Hechicero (CMLL) b Satánico
good match. Hechicero wants the rights to create his own Los Infernales. Satanico was not in favor of that idea.
7) Último Guerrero b Último Dragón
Guerrero cheated to beat Dragon on the show honoring him.

I think there was some concern about how they would draw in running in this building for the first time, but it looks like it went pretty well in the photos. I almost 100% certain I didn’t understand the Hechicero/Satanico angle right, but know it must be going somewhere because Hechicero brought up it earlier in the weekend too.

AULL (SAT) 06/03/2017 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, R de Rudo, SuperLuchas]
1) Dante, Euro, Filder b Príncipe Mexica, Súper Astro Jr., Súper Terry
2) Keira b Lady Maravilla, Diosa Atenea [AULL WOMEN]
new title. La Magnifica was announced but didn’t appear. Keira is new champ, adding it to the Crash & CMLL-Reina titles she holds.
3) Máscarita Sagrada 2013 & Mini Rey Misterio b Mini Psicosis Ripper & Pentagoncito
4) Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic, Terry 2000 b El Bandido (Elite), Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Sádico
Terry 2000 beat eternal rival Sadico. Money thrown in.
4) Black Terry & Negro Navarro b Caifan & Dr. Cerebro
Money thrown in.
5) Dos Caras Sr., Huracán Ramírez, Octagón DQ Canek, Fuerza Guerrera, Villano IV
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. b Blue Demon Jr.
Dr. Wagner Sr., Blue Demon Sr. and the Guzman family was honored on the 50th anniversary of the promotion. Babe Richard was referee. Wagner wore his classic white outfit for the win. Wagner cheated to beat Demon. They teased a mask match, with them agreeing it’d have to wait until after TripleMania.

First a few big shows Arena Lopez Mateos is holding for it’s 50th Anniversary. They’re never going to get noticed because they’re not a big promotion, but it’s probably one of the longest currently running promotions in the world. It’s just hard to stay in business that long.

The Mascarita Sagrada, teaming with Mini Rey Misterio/Octagoncito AAA, appears to be the Mascarita Sagrada who was most recently in AAA as well. It’s the Sagrada who’s been in Lucha Underground, who suffered a serious knee injury on the last day of Season 3 taping. It’s great that he’s back and interesting it’s on an indie show with another AAA mini who’s kinda of working his own schedule. AAA’s rarely using the minis on TV nowadays and I wonder if they’re allowing them to work their own dates.

IWRG (SUN) 06/04/2017 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Power Bull b Shaolin
2) Atomic Star & Lunatic Extreme b Kanon & Keiser Drago
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., Argos, Demonio Infernal b Leo, Rafy, Teelo
4) El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno, Oficial 911 DQ Black Dragón, Dinamic Black, Dragón Fly
Oficial 911 returned to replace Pirata Morgan. Eterno & 911 were DQed – maybe for not catching a dive? Diablo said he’s going after Black Dragon.
5) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Freelance b Hijo del Pantera, Internacional Pantera, Pantera I
best match of the night
6) Trauma I & Trauma II b Oficial AK47 & Oficial Fierro [IWRG IC TAG, #1 Contenders]
winners get a shot at Diablo Jr. I & Black Terry. Oficial 911 fouled Trauma I to give his partners the win.
7) Imposible © b Súper Mega [IWRG Rey del Ring]
first defense. Imposible took 2/3 in another bloody match.

I feel like all the Oficials announced they were retiring at one point. I don’t mind that they’re still here.

LI (SUN) 06/04/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [+LuchaTV, Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]
1) La Pantera & Princesa Tiger b Estrella Explosiva & Súper Estrella
2) Avispón Negro Jr., Flash I, Flash II b Évola, Ráfaga, Ráfaga Jr.
Evola fouled Flash II, but Flash I cardled him for the win.
3) Canek Jr., Hijo del Fishman, Villano III Jr. b Payaso Cocolores, Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho
Super Pinocho betrayed Super Muneco once again.
4) Hijo del Lizmark, Rayman, Súper Astro DQ Cien Caras Jr., Máscara Año 2000, Mr. Águila
Mascara fouled Rayman
5) Canek & Máscara Sagrada DQ El Fantasma & Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
Mascara 2000 & Cien Caras Jr. ran in for DQs.

Two straight DQs and a team breaking up isn’t something I’d be that interested in a show, but then this show wasn’t for me with any sort of finish.

Dick Togo & Douki beat Dr. Cerbero & Hanaoki in Coliseo Coacalco.

There will be a Mesias tribute show in Puerto Rico on 09/23. Rey Mysterio, Cage, MVP and Ivelisse are also appearing. Hugo Savinovich is promoting under the same Wrestling Superstar name they’ve used in Chile.

Adrelina has a nice video story on an Arena Mexico maintenance man.

Silueta won in the main event of REINA’s 06/04 show.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania.

Puebla residents complain about too much trash being left around Arena Puebla after shows.


CMLL (SAT) 06/10/2017 Arena Coliseo
1) Fantasy & Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Astral, Pegasso, Starman vs Disturbio, Nitro, Virus
3) Ángel de Oro, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
4) Carístico vs Johnny Idol, Niebla Roja, Stuka Jr., Misterioso Jr., Cavernario, Ripper, Drone, Blue Panther, Pólvora [CMLL LH, semifinal]

I think tomorrow’s match in Guadalajara is not going to determine a champ, but this one I know is not – it’s listed specifically that way. Caristico would normally be the overwhelming favorite but the next big win Caristico gets in CMLL will be the first one since his return. If CMLL’s going with Niebla Roja, he might as well keep winning here.

It is interesting that CMLL’s putting these tournaments on what appear to be two of the least important shows they book. They’re obviously busy on Friday, but it doesn’t appear there was anything happening on the other Arena Mexico shows.

CMLL (SUN) 06/11/2017 Arena México
1) Leono & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) La Jarochita, La Vaquerita, Skadi vs La Comandante, Metálica, Tiffany
3) Blue Panther Jr., Drone, The Panther vs Cuatrero, Sansón, Universo 2000 Jr.
4) Blue Panther, Dragón Lee, Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Luciferno
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Mistico vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible

Case in point. Last Sunday’s finish was on Niebla Roja & Euforia and they’re not back. TGR is back though. Universo gets the third man spot in NGD on this show. CMLL’s not really good at booking four person teams. Or five person teams, I guess.

CMLL (SUN) 06/11/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Patriarca & Mr. Ángel vs Destello & Destructor
2) El Alteño, Explosivo, Johnny Dinamo vs Furia Roja, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
3) El Rielero, Magnum, Vaquero Jr. vs Difunto, Joker, Sádico
4) Black Sugar, El Divino, Fantástico, Tigre Blanco vs Gran Kenut, Guerrero de la Muerte, Linterna, Thunder Boy
5) Star Black vs Nautilius [mask]

Nautilius betrayed Star Black about a month ago, and it seemed to be headed to a mask match right away.

06/04/2017 Verano de Escandalo Results (Soul Rocker & Carta Brava unmasked)

Soul Rocker/Carta Brava (photo by AAA)

AAA TV (SUN) 06/04/2017 Gimnasio Municipal Josué Neri Santos, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua [AAA, MT, Record]
1) Máscara de Bronce b Hernandez
Mascara de Bronce asked to cash in his mega title shot on this show. Johnny Mundo wasn’t actually there, but Hernandez showed up instead with the idea that Mascara de Bronce wasn’t worth Mundo’s time. It didn’t appear the title was on the line, it’s unclear if the title shot was on the line. Bronce won, but Hernandez took the suitcase with the title shot anyway.
2) Argenis, La Parka, Lanzeloth b Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly
Lanzeloth replaced Ricky Marvin, but Marvin was said to still be around (not around here, but they’re keeping his feud going.) Averno fouled Lanzleot for the win.
3) Pimpinela Escarlata b Mamba [hair]
listed as a bull terrier match, not a bull terrier match
4) Hijo del Fantasma DRAW Kevin Kross, Texano Jr. [cage]
Texano and a cage was added to the match. Unlike every other cage match in AAA, the cage match here was to decide a winner by first person out. Fantasma & Texano left at the same time, so Vampiro declared they’ll have a three way with Mundo for all the tiles at TripleMania. Hernandez distracted Kross from escaping for no clear reason. Vampiro took the case back from Hernandez and handed it to Mascara de Bronce.
5) Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria b El Mesías & Pagano © and Aerostar & Drago and Australian Suicide & Bengala [AAA TAG]
Bengala & Suicide are still partners despite Suicide appearing to attack Bengala twice and were added to this match for no clear reason. Mesias & Pagano fall on first defense. Cuervo & SCoria are now the 20th champions. Mesias destroyed Pagano after the match.
6) Carta Brava Jr. & Soul Rocker L Dr. Wagner Jr. & Psycho Clown and Monsther Clown & Murder Clown [mask]
announced to be a tag team mask match instead of a singles match. Wagner & Psycho beat Carta Brava & Soul Rocker. Carta Brava is Sergio Marca, 15 years a wrestler. Soul Rocker is Ignacio Patino, 15 years old (the former Tito Santana.)

Air Date: July 1 & 8, maybe.

AAA’s pictures make the arena look full, but other shots show rows of empty floor seats. They look partly occupied early on, then not at all later on when everyone smartly moves up.

I said AAA had 2 of 6 advertised matches last night, but I did forget that the Pimpinela/Mamba match was listed as a bull terrier match for reasons no one ever knew. I guess you can call it 1 of 6. I don’t understand why this feud happened, since it never meant anything except to the few people who remember Mamba taking Pimpinela’s hair four years ago.

Top two matches were predictable outcomes, but at least in the ways that made the most sense. The Poder del Norte team only seemed to exist as a way to have a main event for this show while they were running out the clock to Wagner/Psycho, but I’m not sure they ever got them to the point where people really card. it’s a win for those guys, even if they didn’t care, since it was incredibly unlikely they’d get a main event mask loss on AAA TV prior to this.

Pagano getting destroyed in his hometown is straight up WWE booking, so no big surprise it’s being done in AAA now. Just like the main event, the tag team title stuff was just something to buy some time because TripleMania is the only show that AAA really cares about this year, and the title change was just a fake out to see if they could convince the fans of some other outcome. (Like with Poder del Norte, I don’t think it actually worked.) I dread whatever death match he and Mesias are going to have in August. I’m not a fan of going back to Cuervo & Scoria because they weren’t that good as a champs before and there’s some added benefit to keeping the belts on Aerostar & Drago if they’re the guys AAA is trying to send elsewhere as a stars.

You can tell this is being written by someone who doesn’t watch a lot of lucha libre, because they didn’t do the cage match rules the lucha way, they did them in a way that actually makes sense. Again, the draw to set up a three way match is a repeated WWE trope being used here. I never could figure out how Kross was supposed to fit all their TripleMania plans and it doesn’t seem like they did either if he’s maybe feuding with Hernandez.

Maybe it comes off better on TV, but the Mascara de Bronce/Hernandez thing comes off as something specifically written so Vampiro can come off as the big hero. I’m not sure why you would need to write that – I think people would assume ego, but it’s also possible they’ve got the Vampiro rudo turn planned (main event of TripleMania?) and they’re having him be an over the top hero to make it all the more shocking when he costs Psycho (or I guess Wagner, but Psycho) his mask.

working TripleMania 25 card for August 27, version 1.0. Italics indicate match not official.

  • Psycho Clown vs Dr. Wagner Jr., mask vs mask
  • Johnny Mundo (c) vs Hijo del Fantasma vs Texano Jr. for all three AAA championships
  • a dream battle royal with Lanzelot and TBA
  • probably Mesias vs Pagano in an extreme match
  • maybe Faby Apache vs Taya for the Reina de Reinas title
  • maybe something with the OGT vs Parka/Argenis/Ricky
  • perhaps Aerostar, Drago, Raptor versus Poder del Norte for the AAA Trios Championship
  • possibly Big Mami & Nino Hamburguesa versus Venum & TBA for the AAA Mixed Tag Champion

No idea where Kross fits. No idea where Angelico fits, and he’s supposed to be back by July. Maybe they have a match? No idea, but they’re already running out of room and Impact (& NOAH?) guys are also going to need a spot. If Mascara de Bronce was a smarter ex-goat boy, he’d ask for his title match on this show. He may still lose but he’ll get to be on TripleMania and it’s not clear he’ll be on otherwise. How did Lanzelot end up with a better spot here than his borther Dinastia, who seemed to be the one who got him in?

Next taping is two weeks from today in Nuevo Laredo.