weekend results, rare Santo singles match

photo by Black Terry Jr.

ANCLA WWCI (SAT) 06/24/2017 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Carxyus]
1) Black Fury & Diosa Quetzal b Bastet & Hahastary
2) Thunder Stroom b Black Warrior Jr.
3) Drako b Danger, Lokillus, Yoruba, Toxin, Belial, Guerrero Mixtico, Kronoz
4) Astrolux & Black Metal b Fly Warrior & Látigo Latigo y Fly Warrior vs Astrolux y Black Metal | 24-06-17 (posted by TVLuchaMundial)
Fly Warrior replaced Centvrion (injury)
5) Demus 3:16 b Black Terry Demus vs Black Terry | 24-06-17 (posted by TVLuchaMundial)
6) Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, Terremoto DQ Ancla, Arez, La Máscara L.A. Park vs La Máscara en la Arena San Juan Pantitlan (posted by TVLuchaMundial)
Maximo tried to help La Mascara win, but the ref called the DQ.

In a post match bit, Maximo warned the fans that they should be careful about their cars, then mocked them for not having enough money to afford cards. They are so casual about this.  Show didn’t seem to do especially well given LA Park on top, but it was about what CaraLucha shows used to be doing.

LLB NOBA (SAT) 06/24/2017 Arena Lopez Mateos [+LuchaTV, R de Rudo]
1) Avantar, Channer, Optimus b Fandango, Licántropo, Lunatik Extreme
2) Cazador, Demonio Chino, Enigma b Keiser Drago, Kilvan, Shadow
Keiser Dragon replaced Yoruba
3) Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera b Ángel o Demonio, Fresero Jr., Herodes Jr.
4) Fly Star, Fly Warrior, Glen Calavera, Látigo, Metaleón, Séptimo Rayo, Yoruba b Aspirantito, Atomik Star, Eterno, Freelance, Limbo, Toxin, Tromba
LLB vs Indy Nation (with some subs; Centvrion was there but unable to wrestle due to injury.) Fly Warrior nearly won his second match in under two hours, having pinned Eterno for the win, but the ref missed and Eterno went onto win.
5) Hijo de LA Park & Mr. Águila b Emperador Azteca & Golden Magic
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. b LA Park [super libre]
so many fouls and Wagner sneaking in a casita

A bunch of people working twice Saturday night. A promotion that says they’re not going to do any foul finishes would have a big advantage over everyone else (but a lot of people who they couldn’t use, I suppose.)

CMLL (SAT) 06/24/2017 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Grako & Yago b Fiero & Sonic
debut of Sonic
2) Espanto Jr., Metálico, Nitro b Bengala, Leono, Príncipe Diamante
Leono suffered a knee injury. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón b Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther
Rudos took 1/3
4) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Pólvora
5) Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto b Diamante Azul, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Mephisto pulled off Azul’s mask to set up the win.

A show.

CMLL (SUN) 06/25/2017 Arena México
1) Artillero & Templario b Magia Blanca & Sangre Imperial
2) Raziel, Sagrado, Virus b Astral, Star Jr., Stigma
Rudos took 1/3. Raziel replaced Misterioso (moved up) on Monday
3) Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso Jr., Pólvora b Drone, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Misterioso replaced Morphosis on Monday. Rudos took 2/3. Misterioso took Drone’s mask this time.
4) Diamante Azul, Titán, Valiente DQ Kráneo, Pierroth, Rush [Relevos Increíbles]
tencicos took 1/3, Rush unmasking Azul for the DQ (two straight days where Azul’s unmasked)
5) Euforia, Shocker, Último Guerrero DQ Carístico, Mistico, Niebla Roja
UG unmasked Niebla Roja again. Roja wants a mask/hair match.

They were teasing that apuesta match more heavily here, but it’s hard to see where it fits in. The fans wouldn’t seem to accept Niebla Roja defeating Ultimo Guerrero or see UG beating Niebla Roja as a big deal. Niebla Roja/Gran Guerrero (in a title match) seems like a more likely outcome

Hijo del Santo defeated El Bandido in the final of the Lucha Libre World/Todo x el Todo tour on Saturday. It was streamed on Facebook live (and plays better on demand – no buffering.) As far as I can tell, it’s Santo’s first singles match in 3.5 years. You could tell, he looked rusty and it felt like Bandido was mostly chosen as a guy who’d be easy for Santo to move around.

Rush talking about wanting only to face LA Park in an apuesta match is nothing new at this point but, out of context, it’s so weird one of the top luchadors in CMLL is repeatedly building up a match with someone who appears to be banned from wrestling in the promotion.

Ultimo Guerrero & Terrible won their match on the ROH PPV Friday. They both competed on the TV taping on Saturday. UG’s match with Matt Taven aired on the first week of TV and gave the indication there’s more to come with those two. Terrible was an extra guy in a six way match on week three, I believe.

This week’s AAA TV is up.

LuchaWorld has the latest news update.

An interview with Fuego Latino from Ciudad Madero.


IWRG (WED) 06/28/2017 Arena Naucalpan
1) Voltar vs Guerrero 2000
2) Fly Tiger & Keiser Drago vs Adrenalina & Power Bull
3) Ángel Oriental, Seiya, Verdeus vs Atomic Star, Lunatic Xtreme, Skanda
4) Guerrera & Luna Mágica vs Cristal & Lady Sensación
5) Black Dragón, Dinamic Black, Dragón Fly vs Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible
6) Emperador Azteca, Internacional Pantera, Pantera del Japon vs Cerebro Negro, Dragón Yuki, Ovett

Main event has visiting Japanese luchador versus visiting Japanese luchador. Mariachi Locos team up for the first time in a final. Luna Magica is still wrestling.

CMLL (SAT) 07/01/2017 Arena Coliseo
1) Fiero & Retro vs Apocalipsis & Espíritu Negro
2) Estrellita, La Jarochita, La Vaquerita vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis
3) El Gallito & Microman vs Mije & Perico Zakarías
4) Drone, Fuego, The Panther vs Cancerbero, Cuatrero, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Johnny Idol, Rey Cometa, Soberano Jr. vs Hechicero, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado
6) Carístico, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

Minis make another Saturday appearance, booked higher than the women. No carry over from the Diamante Azul/Mephisto bit from this weekend.

CMLL (SUN) 07/02/2017 Arena México
1) Magia Blanca & Príncipe Diamante vs El Coyote & Grako
2) Fantasy, Shockercito, Stukita vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Marco Corleone, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Cavernario, Ephesto, Kráneo
4) Diamante Azul vs Rush
5) Carístico, Mistico, Niebla Roja vs Euforia, Shocker, Último Guerrero

Hooray for doing the Diamante Azul/Rush match on a non streamed Sunday show.

CMLL (SUN) 07/02/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Capitán Cobra vs Quca
2) El Yaqui & Javier Cruz Jr. vs Gitano & Mr. Apolo
3) El Alteño & Johnny Dinamo vs Demonio Rojo & Évola
4) El Divino, Mágico, Neutrón vs Guerrero de la Muerte, Nautilius, Ráfaga
5) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno and Explosivo & Star Black and Frezzer & Furia Roja [OCCIDENTE TAG, semifinal]

Gallo & Esfinge were tag team champions. Gallo hasn’t been in this building since February and this seems to indicate he’s not coming back this time.

LLB NOBA (WED) 07/12/2017 Arena Naucalpan
1) Fly Star vs Toxin Boy, Tromba
2) Atomic Star, Chico Che, Hijo del Alebrije vs Fandango, Shadow, Yoruba
3) Fantasma de la Ópera vs Fresero Jr., Ángel o Demonio, Cerebro Negro, Ovett, Herodes, Carta Brava Jr. (IWRG)
4) Arez, Aspirantito, Belial, Freelance, Suicida vs Baxter, Emperador Azteca, Eterno, Golden Magic, Imposible
5) Garza Jr. & Zorro vs Pirata Morgan & Sharlie Rockstar
6) Daga & Penta 0M vs ? & LA Park and La Máscara & Máximo

After a week of not getting IWRG lineups until the day before the show, they’ve now got three Naucalpan shows announced: the Wednesday one up there, the Festival de Mascaras next Sunday, and this one in a couple weeks. Garza Jr. is still listed as a Rebelion member but it appears he’s not one.