CMLL back to normal next week, AAA Lucha World Cup (finally) announced, TxT

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TxT (THU) 09/28/2017 Palenque de la Feria, Tulancingo, Hidalgo [+LuchaTV]
1) Aeroboy, Hormiga, Jimmy b Amo de la Noche, Black Fire, Paranoiko
2) Crazy Boy, Fishman Jr., Rayman b Canek Jr., Cien Caras Jr., Heddi Karaoui
set up Rayman vs Karaoui for the WWA LH title (when? where?)
3) El Bandido (Indie) b Ángel Blanco Jr. © [WWA WELTER]
Bandido wins the title in an upset. Blanco falls on his 3rd defense.
4) El Dandy, El Hijo Del Santo, Mil Máscaras, Santo Jr. b El Hijo del Solitario, Satánico, Silver King, Silver King Jr.

Bandido can add this championship of a promotion that doesn’t actually exist to his Elite Welterweight Championship. I totally expected it would be Santo Jr. who beat Angel Blanco Jr. for the title as his first big win. Hijo del Santo seems to have always thought highly of Bandido, bringing him to the UK (under a variety of names) and picking him as his most recent singles opponent. The Karaoui/Rayman bit suggests they have plans for another show at some point, but I have no idea when.

This 100 Years of Santo show wasn’t as big a deal as hoped when it first teased months ago. By the standards of a indie show taking place on an odd day in smaller town, they seemed to draw pretty well.

CMLL announced they will resume running shows in Mexico City on Tuesday. The government has given them approval to start running next week, and they’ll begin with the already announced Tuesday show. Everything will be normal from there.

AAA held a press conference to finally announce the Lucha World Cup. The show is 11 days away and AAA had been weird about not mentioning it until now (or the LU themed show before hand.) They quickly introduced the two person team concept and listed all the teams.

1: Mexico (AAA): Psycho Clown & Pagano
2: Mexico (LU): Drago & Aerostar
3: USA (NOAH): Cody Hall & Quiet Storm
4: USA (LU): Marty the Moth & Son of Havoc
5: Japan (NOAH): Taiji Ishimori & HI69
6: International Japan (IGF): NOSAWA & Kendo Kashin
7: International (LU): Vampiro & Mil Muertes
8: UK/New Zealand (FREE?): USA (Impact) DJZ & Andrew Everett

You can see there’s been some changes. I really want DJZ/Everett vs Drago/Aerostar. I’m sure Psycho & Pagano are winning. I’m sure Vampiro & Mil will be in the tournament too long.

other matches for 10/10
King Cuerno vs Angelico
Danny Jones, Diego, Sumrise Natsu vs Taylor Adams, Rekka, and Heidi Katrina

The show will air on SamuraiTV a week later, and Dorian talked about the show airing in Mexico in some way.

No matches were announced for 10/09. I suspect that’s coming soon, though that’s only airing as highlights so we may never seen it either way. It’d be good Twitch content if they could get it, but there was no sign of that happening.

AAA also unveiled the new AAA lottery tickets being put out by Mexican National Lottery. The tickets go on sale today for 25 Mexican Pesos ($1.37 USD.) One has the Pena/Roldan family (Antonio, Joaquin, Dorian, Marisela), one has wrestlers (Fantasma, Psycho, Wagner and Parka.) The money from the tickets will go to reconstruct hospitals and schools damaged by the earthquake. Lottery tickets in Mexico seem to work more like what I would think of as raffle tickets in the US, where every ticket has a serial number on it and a few of those numbers are drawn for prizes.

Psycho Clown talks about his Latin American title match.

Masked Republic is selling a special t-shirt to raise money for earth quake victims. Sleeve Assassin is selling shirts of the time in WCW DDP dressed up as La Parka to raise money for Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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  1. Buying the tickets with the Eternal President Pena and other divine figures clearly will result in better fortunes.

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