La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit beat La Seductora, Metálica, Tiffany (9:11 [5:59, 1:02, 2:10], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rey Cometabeat Forasteroin a lightning match (6:54, huracanrana roll thru, good, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Ephesto, Felino, Luciferno beat Drone, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. (11:31 [4:10, 2:35, 4:46], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Terrible beat Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Titán (13:55 [4:09, 5:09, 4:37], 1/3. n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Cavernario, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero beatMistico, Rush, Valiente (9:17 [2:15, 1:48, 5:14], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Último Guerrero feuded with Mistico. UG had Mistico beat after the front superplex, but Rush pulled Tirantes away. Rush simply unmasked Mistico and pinned him anyway. They teased a singles match for next week, which is not happening yet.
Niebla Roja clearly uses the bottom rope to beat Terrible in the second fall of the semimain, though nothing comes of it and it’s probably just a mistake. Luciferno reverse a huracanrana into a Styles Clash for the win the same way in consecutive matches.
An easy a Tuesday recommendation as it comes. This wasn’t much deeper than a cool spot move fest but they were really cool. Forastero – and all the NGD – are benefiting a bit from the Nuevo part of their name. They’re fresh, so their sharp moves stand out more than ones seen a hundred times already. I’m not sure if we’ve seen the roll into the sliding one foot kick to face from Forastero before, but I wasn’t expecting it and unexpected wrestling sequences are more interesting to watch. His dives looks cool and he took Cometa’s well. Cometa is getting more charismatic as he gets older; he seems like a guy who’s going to figure out a way to stay entertaining even as his body begins to betray him. The reversal finish here was a nice surprise and I could stand to see these two fight a few more times.
IWRG (SUN) 08/13/2017Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Atomic Star b Fly Tiger
2) Climax & Shaolin b Demonio Infernal & Skanda
3) Bombero Infernal & Bombero Infernal Jr. b Eterno & Lunatic Xtreme Eterno used the ropes. He and Bombero Infernal continued to fight backstage.
4) Cerebro Negro & Dr. Cerebro b Argos & Dr. Karonte
5) Hijo del Pantera DQ Emperador Azteca Pantera tricked Azteca into being DQ.
6) Herodes Jr., Internacional Pantera, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, Hijo De Dos Caras Mascara pulled Dos’ mask and cradled him for the win.
7) Gallo Frances b Black Dragón [mask] Gallo Frances was unmasked as Jérôme Motta, 35, 15 years a wrestler from Lyon, France.
CMLL (SUN) 08/13/2017Arena México [CMLL, CMLL (highlights)]
1) Artillero & Espanto Jr. b Bengala & Sonic
2) Canelo Casas, Hijo del Signo, Nitro b Astral, Oro Jr., Sensei
3) Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Virus b Johnny Idol, Pegasso, Stigma
4) Zeuxis b Marcela [CMLL-REINA INTL] Zeuxis took falls 2/3, the last with the La Roca package piledriver, to win the vacant title. She’s announced as going to Japan in October.
5) Ángel de Oro, Titán, Valiente DQ Cuatrero, Hechicero, Sansón Sanson fouled and unmasked Angel de Oro
6) Carístico, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. b Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Pierroth Pierroth replaced Shocker (so CMLL had to relent on no father vs son for the night.)
The second video link has a slightly longer version of highlights for the title match.
Zeuxis has her second title match in as many days, tonight in Arena Puebla. She beat Marcela for the vacant CMLL-REINA International championship, and she faces rival Princesa Sugehit tonight for the Mexican Women’s Championship. CMLL usual booking philosophy is they’ve already done the one title change to build up this feud (when Sugehit beat Zeuxis) so they probably won’t do another one at least until after the mask match – but two title wins in two days would be a good story. They’ve have good matches during this feud and this shouldn’t be different.
The main event is another rematch, with Caristico, Marco and Mistico against Diamante Azul, Ultimo Guerrero and Negro Casas. That seems to be setting up Azul vs Marco, possibly for the heavyweight title. Gran Guerrero and Niebla Roja are opposite sides of a trios match once again, this time in the semimain with Angel de Oro, Johnny Idol, Sam Adonis, and Euforia rounding out the match. If you think you haven’t seen Johnny Idol much, you’re correct; his last YouTube appearance was about three weeks ago, and you have to go back to June for an appearance on a non-Tuesday show. Idol hasn’t been on a Friday show since January, though that streak should end soon.
The Panthers & Soberano face the Invasors in another rematch from last week. In the surprise of Morphosis actually showing up last week, I didn’t think about the other thing going on with him: he wrestled the whole match in his mask, which he lost back on Christmas. Morphosis’ only other YouTube match of the year was in June, where he started the match masked but unmasked during it. I guess he “forgot” to do last week. We’ll see what happens this week, or if maybe something else is going on. (Technically, Morphosis is a different character than Histeria, but he gave up wearing the Morphosis outfit years ago and just wrestles in a Histeria one.)
Second match is a rare straight Puebla vs DF match, with Lestat & Espiritu Maligno against Disturbio & Metalico. They usually only run those matches when they’re setting something up, but there’s plenty of other stuff happening on this show. It may just be numbers. The opener is an equally strange match of tecnicos versus tecnicos, with Millenium & Paris facing Centella Roja and his son. The show airs on YouTube at 09pm.
GFW announced that Alberto el Patron has been stripped of their championship. He remains indefinitely suspended. GFW hints at some conditions Alberto has to meet before he’ll be suspended; it stands to reason he’s probably not expected to meet those conditions by their next taping on Thursday if they’re stripping him of the title. I was skeptical of this suspension being anything more than PR, but it looks like they were serious about it.
Last week, the WON mentioned Alberto and The Crash were no longer working together. They hadn’t worked together this year except for Alberto doing a promo on the Mexico City show to set up a match with Carlito that never happened, but perhaps he was in the plans to be used on the 09/02 show with the usual names not around because of BOLA. Alberto still seems to be working with Tinieblas’ FULL promotion (September 17th in Tlaxcala) and MDA. Last month, Alberto told SI that he was defending the GFW title at TripleMania and there was a lineup floating around with Alberto defending against Lashley. Lashley was announced in Copa TripleMania instead, and maybe AAA had been told Alberto wouldn’t be champion by TripleMania in advance.
CMLL (SUN) 08/20/2017Arena México
1) Fantasy & Último Dragóncito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Sangre Azteca
3) Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
4) Dragón Lee, Juice Robinson, Rush vs Pólvora, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Diamante Azul, Matt Taven,Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Mephisto, Negro Casas
CMLL sees Taven as a bigger start than Juice – which makes sense from a Mexican perspective, since this is Taven’s third time in and Juice is new.
Sanson/Angel de Oro rematch, so good chance they’re headed to the title match in a couple weeks.
CMLL (SUN) 08/20/2017Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Amperage & Avispón Negro Jr. vs Destructor & Stress
2) Cosmos & El Yaqui vs Linterna & Relámpago Azul
3) Príncipe Kisho & Terremoto King Jr. vs Gran Kenut & León Blanco
4) Esfinge, Magnum, Neutrón vs Difunto, Pitbull I, Ráfaga
5) Espectrúm vs Guerrero de la Muerte [hair]
My expert analysis is “uh, maybe Guerrero de la Muerte wins, I don’t really know.”
Diamante Azul, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero beat Carístico, Marco Corleone, Misticoin a relevos increíbles match (11:40 [5:38, 1:29, 4:33], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Diamante Azul worked rudo, snuck in a foul on Marco Corleone, and grabbed the bottom rope. They’re setting up a title match, but not quite yet.
Tirantes got taken out about five minutes into third fall of the title match. Mephsito immediately lands the Devil’s Wings for the certain three count, but Tirantes doesn’t recover quickly enough to count. Mephisto yells at Tirantes, then turns around into a fireman’s drop from Stuka. Stuka lands the torpedo splash but Mephisto kicks out at two. Stuka’s next move is to set up Mephisto on top, but Mephisto stops Stuka as he climbs up and drops him with a super Devil’s Wings for the win.
The rudas won in straight falls without a problem, setting up a Sugehit/Zeuxis title match for next week.
Psicosis/Ripper said Morphosis would be coming with him to TripleMania, but he’s still appearing in CMLL as usual for now. Everyone was too busy brawling outside after a second set of tecnico dives, causing the third fall countout. It’s the second draw in four weeks on this show.
The title match was a basic title match done well. The fake out ref bump things was clever, but the match itself was them going thru a lot of their normal trios spots and adding nothing much extra or different for a singles match. They’re effective in what they do, but not especially creative outside of playing off that cliched ending. That’s really Mephisto & Stuka’s style, and in was unsurprising how predicable the match turned out to be.