Niebla Roja versus the Guerreros, LAX wins match of 4 promotions, CMLL wins in NJPW

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SAT) 07/01/2017 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis & Espíritu Negro b Fiero & Retro
2) La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis b La Jarochita, La Vaquerita, Sanely
Sanely replaced Estrellita. Rudas took 2/3. Vaquerita need the stretcher after taking La Roca
3) Mije & Perico Zakarías b El Gallito & Microman
first win for Mije & Zakarias! Guapito seemed to be helping the rudos.
4) Drone, Fuego, The Panther b Cancerbero, Cuatrero, Universo 2000 Jr.
tencicos took 2/3. Money thrown in.
5) Hechicero, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado b Johnny Idol, Rey Cometa, Soberano Jr.
rudos took 1/3. Misterioso took Soberano’s mask to add to his collection.
6) Carístico, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja DQ Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Gran Guerrero fouled and unmasked Niebla Roja for the DQ.

Usual show here, except for the rudo micros finally won.

Invasion Indy (SAT) 07/01/2017 Arena Neza [+LuchaTV, Estrellas del RingThe Gladiatores]
1) Darkel & Tony Cirio Jr. b Rusto Black & Thunder Stroom
2) Dinamic Black & Rayo Star b Bizarro Punk & Mike Segura
Toxin, Tromba & Fly Star attacked Rayo Star post match and unmasked him.
3) Rossy Moreno & Sexy Dulce b Keira & Lady Maravilla
4) Dark Ozz & Dark Spíritu b Hijo de LA Park & Hijo de Pirata Morgan
win via foul
5) M-ximo & Rey Escorpión b Sharly Rockstar & Zorro
Garza Jr. distracted the ref to help M-Ximo and Rey Escorpion win and Zorro lose
6) Daga, Garza Jr., Rey Fénix b Bestia 666, Damián 666, Nicho el Millionario
Garza didn’t get along with his partners but they still won
7) LA Park b Penta 0MLa Máscara
M-ximo, Rey Escorpion, Rey Fenix, Daga and Hijo del LA Park all ran in.

Attendance looks good, but not great and the building looks really dark. I’m not sure who was actually promoting it but they must have been throwing some money at this one.

The latest Sexy Star/Dulce Garcia update is her next fight will be August 5th. No opponent has been announced. She’s also saying now that she’s never ever thinking about retiring from wrestling any more, she just is focused on boxing and doesn’t want to have to cancel wrestling if something changes with her boxing. She previously said she was retiring from wrestling in Mexico after her last The Crash date. In the article, Sexy Star, the woman who no showed her last AAA date as part of quitting the company, talks about how she’s always fulfilled her dates. She’s amazing.

CMLL (SUN) 07/02/2017 Arena México
1) Magia Blanca & Príncipe Diamante b El Coyote & Grako
2) Fantasy, Shockercito, Stukita b Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Marco Corleone, Soberano Jr., Tiger b Cavernario, Ephesto, Kráneo
Tiger & Soberano replaced Rey Cometa & Valiente. Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Diamante Azul b Rush
Azul took 2/3, using a Rush to win.
5) Carístico, Mistico, Niebla Roja DQ Euforia, Shocker, Último Guerrero
UG unmasked Niebla Roja again, but Roja at least got him to commit to a singles match next week.

Azul/Rush sounds like what they’ve done before, which hasn’t been much good. Doing the UG/Niebla Roja singles match on the non-TV match is typically weird for CMLL, but it won’t be the first one if (when) they run into each other Friday.

AAA being weird

On his facebook, Vampiro blames other people for his inability to call Taya before he took the Reina de Reinas title away from her. He apologizes in there too. It’s unclear if that means Vamprio has now called Taya: usually that’ll lead to the angry wrestler backing off or even deleting the angry social media posts. Taya is still posting not happy messages, ones that would lead you to expect she’s not coming back. This could all still be easily turned into a storyline down the road but it doesn’t appear like it’s become one yet.

Vamp also tries re-explaining his storyline and stating that is a storyline. I’m sure people understood that, they were all making fun of it for being a really dumb storyline. AAA would’ve been better off if Vampiro didn’t post anything on Facebook on this.

AAA & the Crash on Slammiversary

LAX kept the tag titles over AAA’s Drago & Fantasma, NOAH’s Noamichi Marufuji & Taiji Ishimori and The Crash’s Laredo Kid & Garza Jr. It was the The Crash team that took the loss, which probably was the safest political move. The wrestlers themselves don’t appear to have any particular problem with each other,, it’s management as always.

Representatives of AAA, NOAH and The Crash were shown before the match. Dorian Roldan was there representing AAA. I’m not sure who was The Crash rep, since Konnan was with LAX and Nacho was in Oaxaca for that Crash show.

Alberto won the GFW & Impact title in the main event, with Dos Caras and Hijo de Dos Caras getting involved.

The AAA & The Crash wrestlers are expected to be on the TV tapings this week


On today’s NJPW USA show, the team of Juice Robinson, Jay White, Volador Jr., Dragon Lee, and Titan defeated the LIJ with White beating BUSHI. This match was said to be longer and better than yesterday’s show, where the Titan took the loss to BUSHI.

During the show, Ricochet made an run-in and took a not-so-veiled shot at Lucha Underground. He blamed them for not appearing on the show.  That might have not been the actual reason Ricochet wasn’t booked. It’s still someone still in a lot of Lucha Underground episodes – including the one coming up this Wednesday! – saying negative things about the company in a way to draw attention to his comments.

That statement to PWInsider trying to explain how AAA wrestlers were able to wrestle in Impact but other Lucha Underground wrestlers were not allowed to wrestle elsewhere seemed like a reference to this situation before it happened. Ricochet doesn’t seem like the only person upset with Lucha Underground, but he’s the one who acted on it. It’ll be worth watching if LU does anything back – or, more importantly, runs some shows or does anything else to ease the very obvious frustration a lot of people have with them right now.

NJPW announced they’d be back in 2018. That was expected: they sold out these shows so fast that of course they’d be coming back, and maybe the news is they won’t be coming back sooner than 2018. Early speculation is on NJPW running a show WrestleMania weekend in New Orleans, which would means CMLL wrestlers being part of that weekend of shows.

Other Items

Matt Tremont kept the GCW title over Crazy King on the Saturday DTU in Arena Roberto Paz.

RIOT announced Fly Warrior will be half of the Powerbomb.TV championship tournament match as part of their 07/29 show. Powerbomb announced the full field, and RIOT will announce the full match tomorrow.

Lucha Underground posted a Dante Fox promo, which seems overdue.

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.


CMLL (SAT) 07/08/2017 Arena Coliseo
1) Shockercito & Último Dragóncito vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pierrothito
2) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Sanely vs Amapola, La Comandante, Metálica
3) Blue Panther Jr., Fuego, The Panther vs Puma, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr.
4) Stuka Jr. vs Rey Bucanero [lightning]
5) Cuatrero, Máscara Año 2000, Sansón vs Black Terry, Hechicero, Negro Navarro
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Pierroth, Rush

Black Terry & Negro Navarro are back, and seemingly headed to a tag title feud with the NGD. It’d be a Lucha Memes rematch if it happens.

MDA (SUN) 07/09/2017 Arena Jose Sulaiman, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
1) Hijo de LA Park & Quinto Elemento vs Galactar & Jessy Vasco Jr.
2) Poly Star & Tsunami vs Rossy Moreno & Tiffany
3) Charles Lucero & Panthro vs Black Terry & Negro Navarro
4) Karonte & Mongol Chino vs Solar I & Súper Astro
5) Antifaz & Caifan vs Rey Escorpión (Elite) & Toscano
6) El Difunto I, LA Park, Vaquero Romo vs Bengalí, Diluvio Negro II, Rush
7) Hechicero (CMLL), Octagón, Último Dragón vs Fuerza Guerrera, Negro Casas, Satánico

As always, one Monterrey promotion running a big show means another one is going to run the same day. Revolucha long ago announced Garza & Penta vs La Mascara & Maximo  for this day so there’s an Ultimo Dragon 30th Anniversary show too. LA Park & Rush are bumped to the semimain.

Lucha Memes (SAT) 07/15/2017 Gimnasio Hercules, Cuauhtémoc, Distrito Federal
1) Fulgor I, Fulgor II, Séptimo Rayo vs Astrolux, Baby Star Jr., Black Metal
2) Belial, Impulso, Keira vs Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid
3) Arez vs Demonio Infernal
4) ? vs ??
5) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Freelance & Mike Segura
6) Extreme Tiger vs Virus

Full card for this show. Top two matches are sides of different styles who might mesh.