Octagon wins again, Niebla Roja, LWC teams begin to be announced

proof of Octagon

CMLL (MON) 09/11/2017 Arena Puebla [CMLL, CultIcon]
1) Centella Roja, Hijo de Centella Roja, Meyer b Ares, El Perverso, Fuerza Chicana LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 11  DE SEPTIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
2) Disturbio, Espanto Jr., King Jaguar b Arkalis, Rey Samuray, Tigre Rojo Jr.LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 11  DE SEPTIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
King Jaguar replaced Canelo Casas (who’s missed his last two matches running)
3) Blue Panther Jr., Stigma, The Panther b Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Vangellys LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 11  DE SEPTIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
4) Ángel de Oro, Kráneo, Valiente b Cavernario, Felino, Johnny Idol[Relevos IncreíblesLA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 11  DE SEPTIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Johnny Idol replaced Diamante Azul on 09/07.
5) Carístico, Octagón, Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Kojima, Negro Casas LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 11  DE SEPTIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Octagon submitted Negro Casas this week.

Octagon is not into falling down, which makes it tough to be a professional luchador. I assume him winning means that whoever’s making the decisions here has a lot of independence from CMLL; they could use that power in such better ways. This was not a good show.

Keyra and LA Park won new titles in Irapuato’s Generacion XX1.

This week’s +LuchaTV podcast has Niebla Roja as the guest, and they ask him if he’s hurt. He says he’s away from the ring due to personal issues, though he is rehabbing his neck and knee. The neck is from a Diamante Azul suplex, the knee is an older issue, but he believes he’ll be 100% for the Annviersario show. SuperLuchas, in a column pointing out problems with the Anniversary show, says Niebla Roja’s injury is actually an ankle injury.

Today’s CMLL card is juggled around a bit due to Diamante Azul not being around. (As far as CMLL is saying, he’ll still be back on Friday.) The big match hasn’t changed: Gallito & Microman face Chamuel & Mije in the tercera. The top half of the show all did change, with people being moved up to replace Diamante Azul. The main is Draogn Lee, Stuka, and Valiente against Cavernario, Negro Casas and Shocker. CMLL seemed to be setting up a tag title match with Casas & Shocker against Stuka & Azul but, with Shocker missing last week and Azul this week, who knows.

Drone, Johnny Idol and Titan face Rey Bucanero, Terrible and Vangellys, who hasn’t been successful in leaving this group. Esfinge, Fuego and Pegasso face Luciferno, Tigre and Virus. Comandante, Seductora, and Metalica take on Vaquerita, Sanely and Marcela (replacing Skadi.) The opener has rookies Retro, Sangre Imperial, Templario and Yago, with the rudos way ahead of the tecnicos. It’ll air on YouTube starting at 7:30, and the micros match should be up around 8:10.

AAA is having a press conference today for Heroes Inmortales. The latest lineup they announced changed – they’re running a Rey Wagner vs Johnny Mundo title match – but it might change a hundred more times. I can’t imagine Wagner is losing if they’re doing that match, and so Mundo going home empty handed seems more likely than keeping all the titles. Really doesn’t matter until the show starts.

Wednesday’s The Crash show in San Luis Potosi will include a Red Cross drive to help those affected by the earthquake this past Thursday.

NJPWWorld will air the 09/01 Gran Prix today (or maybe already has, time zones are tough.)

AAA Japan started announcing the Lucha World Cup teams. The big news is these are teams of two, not three as in past years. That explains a lot in how they’re getting it done: less people and partnering with NOAH

1: Mexico (AAA): TBA
2: Mexico (LU): TBA
3: USA (NOAH): Cody Hall & Quiet Storm
4: USA (LU): TBA
5: Japan (NOAH): Taiji Ishimori & HI69
6: International (IGF): TBA
7: International (LU): TBA
8: UK/New Zealand (FREE?): TBA

If Cody Hall & Quiet Storm are the US representatives, they’re just grabbing whoever’s already there for the non-Mexico/LU spots. They’ve announced Mil Muertes, Psycho Clown, King Cuerno, Drago, Sexy Star and Vampiro for the tour. Not sure if Vampiro is wrestling, not sure if Sexy Star will end up going. Cuerno & Mil might the Mexico LU team (Mil is from Mexico, Mesias is not) and Psycho & Drago as the AAA team.

Stukita is off to Japan.

HIjo del Fantasma faces EC3 this week on Impact for their Grand Championship. This title is decided in three 3 minute rounds, with 3 judges deciding the winner if no one wins in the time. Hector Guerrero will be one of the judges as an AAA representative (though he doesn’t seem to have any relationship with AAA other than they needed someone in that spot.)

MedioTiempo has an obit for Sultan Gargola and a list of the 30 masks lost at an Anniversary show. There’s a graphic going around showing all 30, but I’m not sure who came up with it and don’t want to give credit to the wrong person. All but the last few would be part of the mural in Arena Mexico.

SuperLuchas also has an obit for Sultan Gargola.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania and the latest Lucha Report.

CultIcon starts writing about this history of CMLL.

Lucha Underground put up a trailer for it’s 100th episode.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 09/17/2017 Arena México
1) Eléctrico, Shockercito, Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
2) Pegasso, Starman, Stigma vs Cancerbero, Puma, Raziel
3) Lady Maravilla, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
4) Dragón Lee, Flip Gordon, Rey Cometa vs Euforia, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
5) Carístico, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Kojima, Rush

Both the unmasked people are scheduled to be back the next day. I assume This is the last day for Kojima too but he just seems to be hanging around.

No Saturday Coliseo card (since they’re running Arena Mexico), and the Sunday Guadalajara card is the Legends Inmortales show announced a while back. CMLL hasn’t mentioned either of these things on their website, which is normal.