Marco/Azul tonight in Puebla, Eterno wins Gran Cruzado

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 08/20/2017 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)The Gladiatores]
1) Lunatic Xtreme b Climax
2) Harry The Sick & Taylor Wolf b Látigo & Shaolin
3) Eterno b Hijo del AlebrijeVillano III Jr.ImposibleDanny CasasVillano V Jr.Diablo Jr.Hijo del PanteraHijo De Dos CarasRelámpagoDinamic BlackDragón FlyCerebro NegroAramisTrauma IGolden MagicPantera IAceroTrauma IIInternacional PanteraGallo FrancesAlas de AceroWarrior Jr.Bombero InfernalEmperador AztecaVenenoMáscara Año 2000 Jr.FreelanceEl Hijo del DiabloHerodes Jr. [Gran Cruzada]
38:57. 30 man battle royal, with eliminations over the top (and Aramis, Alas de Acero and Freelance all notably doing dives to eliminate themselves.) Final four were Emperador Azteca, Imposible, Eterno and Golden Magic. The winner earned a title shot against the champion in their weight class. Eterno declared he was a middleweight, and will face old friend Relampago

Eterno has been in IWRG forever but a big win for him is pretty rare.

CMLL’s heavyweight championship has only changed hands in the ring about 14 times. Tonight might be the 15th. Marco Corleone puts up the title for the third time against Diamante Azul. Azul is a part timer, a luchador who hasn’t progressed much in years, and Marco losing the heavyweight title after about 10 weeks would be a much shorter title reign usual for CMLL. However, CMLL still is way behind at an uncommon level for a part time wrestler, and the rules that appear to apply to most people don’t seem to apply to him. Diamante Azul would’ve been the favorite to win this championship when it was vacant a few months ago had he been around, he’s probably going to win this championship at some point if he sticks around, and a title change could build up more interest in the Gran Prix. So could Marco doing something slightly rudo-ish to retain.

Juice Robinson & Matt Taven team with Volador in the semimain, facing Euforia, Gran Guerrero and Rush. Fuego, the suddenly everpresent Johnny Idol and Stigma face Dragon Rojo, Polvora and Hechicero in the best looking match of the night. The two opening matches are heavy on local luchadors, with Astro & Asturiano making an appearance in the opener. As usual, the show will air at 9pm on CMLL’s YouTube channel.

La Parka was handing out Record today as promotion for TripleMania. There are tickets left for the show, but they’re almost all in the upper reaches of the building:

The brown area seem to have only a handful of tickets left. The blue areas have lots of spaces full, but those are the cheapest seats in the building; the big and medium money tickets are already gone.

Flyer & Volador beat Freelance & Bandido in the main event of Saturday’s Kamicazes del Ring show.

10/21 Lucha Libre y Pasion in Arena San Juan

Lineups

IWRG (WED) 08/23/2017 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinámico, Dranzer, Puma de Oro vs Bambino, Craken, Fly Tiger
2) Fireman, Príncipe Mexica, Príncipe Omi vs Guerrero 2000, Tromba, Voltan
3) Fly Star, Voltar, Vórtize vs Adrenalina, Araña de Plata, Keshin Black
4) Celestial Boy, Odín, Shadow Boy vs Black Puma, Lunatik Xtreme, Orión
5) Alas de Acero, Hijo Del Bombero, Kanon vs Acero, Súper Brazo Jr., Warrior Jr.
6) Ángel Oriental, Aramis, Atomic Star, Black Dragón, Demonio Infernal, Dinamic Black, Power Bull, Skanda vs Aero Boy (Arena 23 De Junio), Centella Salazar, Danny Barrio, Homerito, Payachucho, Richy Beda, Último Conde, Xcorpio [Torneo FILL]
Gym FILL (Black Terry) vs Gym Cuautitlan (Robin Maravilla)

Hey, a Wednesday show again. Main event is a rematch from June 21, where the IWRG team beat the luchadors from Arena 23 de Junio.