CMLL (FRI) 08/18/2017 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Astral & Robin b Cholo & Espíritu Negro
2) Esfinge, Fuego, Stigma b Cancerbero, Raziel, Universo 2000 Jr.
3) Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Sanely b La Metálica, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Stuka Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr. [lightning]
Stuka won with torpedo splash in 6:36.
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. b Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Mephisto
6) Juice Robinson, Marco Corleone, Matt Taven b Diamante Azul, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Volador told the press that Mexico team would be more united than the World on 09/01.
The show was said to be fine, with nothing great but building things on. Probably that’s the way of things until 09/01.
No lineup for next week yet.
I have quick results for Super Astros from The Gladiatores’ Facebook, but probably more details over the weekend. The big story might be that the power went out in Arena Naucalpan right before the show, but it did come back later on.
A few more things, mostly from the press conference and the press release about it.
Copa TripleMania is now Torneo TripleMania XXV, since they’ve got a belt and not a trophy or cup. They talked a lot about how the belt they’re giving out took 45 days to construct. They did not talk a lot about how the torneo is going to work or how a trios tournament ends up with one winner. It is a trios tournament, which is evident if you look for it but not specifically stated.
Toreno TripleMania teams
- Team Parka (La Parka, Argenis, Bengala)
- Team Relevlos Increidible (Australian Suicide, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata)
- OGT (Averno, Chessman, Super Fly)
- GFW (Bobby Lashley, Moose, Jeff Jarrett)
- Guapos (Scorpio Jr., Zumbido, Decnnis)
- Vipers (Psicosis, Maniaco, Histeria)
- Perro del Mal (Joe Lider, Mr. Aguila, Halloween)
- Mexican Powers (Crazy Boy, Nino Hamburguesa, Lanzelot)
- ex-AAA (Pirata Morgan, Villano IV, Heavy Metal)
- Leyendas (Intocable, Blue Demon Jr., TBA)
The last two teams may not be right; by the way the field’s been listed, it should be Pirata Morgan & Heavy Metal with the TBA and Metal on the other team, but the press reports say Demon’s got the unannounced partner.
The other thing is the 14 names announced for La Llave a La Gloria are not the winners, but finalists. The actual winner(s) will be announced at TripleMania (maybe after a game of duck duck goose??), which explains why there’s so many people left.
There’s nothing said about the iPPV. Dorian did say they’ve sold 90% of tickets, and those two items are probably related. They’re not going to announce any deal that would allow people to see the show cheaper than the tickets or free on Twitch until there are no tickets are to be sold or until it’s just going to be the people who walk up to buy it anyway. If AAA sells out in the next few days, then maybe we’ll get an announcement early, but that’s unlikely. Plan on nothing being announced for TripleMania’s internet plans until Friday, the day before the show, but plan on it actually happening. There’s no sense there’s English commentary this time around and they really might as well not spend the money if it’s going to be on the level of Striker the last two years.
(At worst, if they don’t stream at the last second, the show will obviously be pirated and on YouTube as soon as it airs on TV Sunday night, so you may just have a day or two delay.)
Psycho Clown talks about the mask match. He notes the Match of the Decade billing puts a lot of pressure on them.
This Weekend’s Show
- Arena Coliseo has more Mexico vs The World and a Rey Cometa/Virus match.
- Martinez Promotions in Texas returns with Rey Mysterio vs Matt Cross vs Ultimo Ninja vs Xtreme Tiger, and Penta & Fenix vs Arez & Low Rider
- FILLM in Arena Azteca Budokan with the Traumas vs Corsario Negro & Drako
- Aeroboy and Demus highlight Salon Citlalli
- Kamicazes del Ring run Arena San Juan with Volador & Flyer vs Bandido & Freelance – an easy match to sell
- More Mexico vs The World in Arena Mexico.
- IWRG runs it’s Gran Cruzada royal rumble
- Guadalajara has Espectrum vs Guerrero de la Muerte in a hair match
- Zeuxis and Amapola head to Guatemala for a singles match.
- WMC has a Diva Salvaje vs Toro Negro vs Corsario Negro in a hair match
Rey Mysterio’s promo for the title match on Lucha Underground. Lucha Underground is starting in India soon on DSport, probably with Season 1. DSport appears to be a new (and probably small) station.
Kcidis draws Gran Guerrero vs Niebla Roja and brother’s masks.
There will be another Leyendas Inmortales show on 09/17 in Guadalajara.
On Edge & Christian’s podcast, Bryan Danielson revealed he hated Sam Adonis – because Adonis got to beat Blue Panther for his hair, the match Danielson wanted.
CMLL in ROH
08/18 London: (via Hashtag Wrestling)
Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian beat Ultimo Guerrero & Rey Bucnaero
Dalton Castle & The Boys b Jushin Liger, Mistico, Delirious for the ROH Trios Titles
KUSHIDA b Titan for the ROH TV Title
Kushida/Titan was said to be the match of the night.
08/19 is ongoing as a type this, with Ultimo Guerrero & Rey Bucanero beating Mistico & Titan early on the show. Someone from CMLL has to be getting a win on Sunday to even things out; probably UG & Rey Bucanero over the Bricoes the way they’re being used.