CMLL (MON) 06/26/2017 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Vega b El Perverso & Joker
2) Amapola & Dalys b Marcela & Sanely
Marcela replaced Estrellita. Dalys used the ropes beat Marcela for the win. Challenges followed.
3) Espíritu Maligno, Fuego, Pegasso vs Ares, Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas
Espiritu surprised Ares with a cradle. Challenges followed.
4) Felino, Puma, Tiger b Drone, Johnny Idol, Stuka Jr.
5) Dragón Lee b Negro Casas [lightning]
Dragon Lee won in about 7 minutes.
6) Niebla Roja, Rey Bucanero, Terrible DQ Pierroth, Rush, Último Guerrero [Relevos Increíbles]
Ultimo Guerrero fouled Niebla Roja
I’ve seen the last two matches so far. Dragon Lee versus Negro Casas was very good. The main event was not. They finally got on the Ares/Espiritu thing.
It’s been roughly 15 hours since anyone last got to see Ultimo Guerrero versus Niebla Roja, so we’re all in luck tonight. They meet again in the Arena Mexico main event tonight, with Mistico, Diamante Azul, Euforia and Gran Guerrero filling out the match. It’s the only ongoing feud on this Tuesday show.
The semimain has Hijos del Infernio against Fuego, Soberano and Stuka. Esfinge and Disturbio meet in the lightning match; CMLL’s gone cold on Esfinge from where he was about a year ago. Raziel, who’s only Arena Mexico loss in the last two months was in the Gran Alternativa, teams with Sagrado & Virus against Johnny Idol, Oro Jr. and Stigma. The weekly match of the doomed, the Tuesday segunda, has Astral, Magnus, Robin, Artillero, Espanto Jr., and Hijo del Signo. The show opens with Magia Blanca & Sangre Imperial against Cholo & Templario in what would be Templario’s first streaming appearance in about a year.
The show starts at 7:30pm on CMLL’s YouTube but, unless you want to watch new father Magnus, you probably should wait at least an hour before joining.
CMLL will have one of it’s traditional noon press conference tomorrow. The invitation includes the Gran Prix logo, so that’ll be a focus. I think there’s a good chance most of the field is announced. I also believe they’ll be putting a date on Vangellys/Pierroth; Vangellys is also announced as speaking on CMLL Informa later that night. The dream announcement is simply a date for the Anniversary show.
Matt Taven said he’ll be in CMLL for a couple of weeks around the Gran Prix. It’s not clear if that’ll be the case for everyone coming in. That’s the way they handled it last time, but Elite was also splitting costs to some extent.
CMLL mentions Bobby Bonales passed away today in 1994, and mentions the Copa Bobby Bonales goes to a luchador with a great career. Shocker makes the most sense of the guys in the Universal tournament.
AAA held a press conference for the Ring and Rock Star show on September 23rd. There was not much news; this was something to promote the travel package and you’ll speed thru when it shows up on Noti AAA this week or next. They did announce Dr. Wagner & Psycho Clown will be doing workouts at the Riveria Maya resort from August 21 to August 24 to promote TripleMania and the trip. That’s two days before the show, when they’d normally be in Mexico City to hype the show. Maybe they’re that confident about tickets or getting the press to come out to the resort.
Wagner did make a reference to Psycho Clown destroying Ultimo Guerrero’s car, which is the first time that’s been acknowledged at all in AAA (and probably wasn’t meant to be.)
On today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said Drago & Hijo del Fantasma are expected to work the Impact TV tapings following this PPV. PPV might be a way around their contract limitations but those guys appearing on Impact would mean they’re just ignoring them after fighting for the months ago. It’d make sense for Drago & Fantamsa to build something up with the Impact guys coming for TripleMania to generate interest, but AAA’s already set up Fantasma in their title match and Drago seems to be set for a trios title match.
Konnan announced he’ll been posting video of The Crash show for his Patreon subscribers this week. It’ll be for the $5/month subscribers. I want this to be the full show but it’s not actually said. Konnan also shoots short videos for his Patreon subscribers and it could be something along those lines.
Flamita was announced as the first name in this year’s Battle of Los Angeles. Flamita participated in Progress Wrestling’s own tournament a month ago too, and these matches could open the way for him to work more US indies.
MedioTiempo has a video interview with Angel de Oro, talking about wanting to become a bigger star. Angel de Oro is the current CMLL middleweight champion of the world after a light run as light heavyweight champion, has won two Reyes del Aire, one mask, and been brought into other major promotions.
Luchadora Hetzza is finishing up in Stardom tomorrow after three months. She’s generally been wrestling in early matches and losing, but it’s three months of regular work in a high level promotion.
RIOT announced their next show (BLOW) for 7/29. They’ll have a match in the Powerbomb title tournament.
LuchaWorld has the latest Poster-Mania.