CMLL (TUE) 10/10/2017 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis & Artillero b Bengala & Flyer
2) La Vaquerita, Lady Maravilla, Marcela b La Comandante, Metálica, Tiffany
tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Disturbio, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado b Esfinge, Fuego, Pegasso
Esfinge replaced Oro Jr. (injury?) Rudos took 1/3, Misterioso snatching Esfinge’s mask.
4) Pólvora b Rey Cometa [lightning]
Super Polvora Driver for the win.
5) Máscara Año 2000, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys b Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán
Mascara 2000 replaced Dragon Rojo. Rudos took 1/3.
6) Cavernario, Felino, Terrible b Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Valiente
Rudos took 1/3, with Cavernario sneaking a foul on Niebla Roja.
The show sounds like it was better than Tuesday. They’re still doing the Cavernario/Roja feud, which heavily suggests Bucanero isn’t winning. (Which makes sense, since that wasn’t the title hew as supposed to be challenging for in the first place.)
Dragon Rojo is doing a TV bit this week, which is an odd reason to miss matches but probably the case.
CMLL is giving everyone who donated to their food drive for earthquake victims free tickets to Sunday’s show. You have to message them on Facebook with your info so they can match it to a list.
Okumura is back in Japan, getting his neck checked. I have no idea where Super Halcon is.
Today is Lucha Underground 3×39, the third part of Ultima Lucha 3. It’s the last one hour show of the season, as next week’s final will be two hours. Matches on the show
- Drago, Pindar, Vibora (c) vs the Mack, Killshot and Dante Fox in a Lucha Underground Trios Championship match
- Taya vs Sexy Star in a last luchadora standing match
- Pentagon Dark vs Son of Havoc in a ladder match for the Gift of the Gods (preview clip)
That Taya/Sexy Star match is going to be weird in the context of what happened at TripleMania. It was also weird when it happened. Sexy Star had quit AAA, over not wanting to lose the mixed tag titles to Taya. This was their first match since that happened. They haven’t been in the same match again.
Lucha Underground’s series 3 finale will air a day early in a movie theater. The two hour finale will air in Los Angeles at the 4DX auditorium at LA Live. This press release explains this is much more about getting publicity for the 4DX concept – “adds moving seats, effects like winds, water and lightning”. LU is the first TV show to be shown this way. I’m not sure how that will adapt to wrestling matches, but I’d watch the show hanging upside down if it meant I could see the finale a day early. Tickets are going to media and fans, though the process of getting them isn’t mentioned – the network president says to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re looking for signs about a season 4, doing something like this suggests El Rey hasn’t given up on the idea. On the other hand, El Rey ran season long marathons to close out season 1 and season 2 of Lucha Underground but will not be doing that this time around.
Sexy Star will be on the 10/22 MDA card in Monterrey as Dulce Sexy. She was Sexy Dulce before. It doesn’t matter. She was booed last time she appeared in Monterrey, which seems like it should matter.
AAA’s had a run on UK’s Front Runner TV, which ended quickly and without much explanation. There was a story that the announcing was so bad that the network dumped it, but it appears the actual reason was the show got the network in trouble over broadcast standards. There was a complaint filed following the Pagano/Psycho Clown match from last year’s TripleMania match. AAA’s TV show aired at 7pm, UK laws don’t allow airing shows with lots of violence until 9, and that Pagano & Psycho match broke the rules a million times over.
That is more of a problem with the TV network not realizing what that they had than anything AAA did. It does show the difficulty in exporting AAA (and Lucha Underground) to other countries, as the times of the day a network may be allowed to actually air the shows could be limited.
Mini Difunto unmasked Devil Boy in Arena Pavillon del Norte. Devil Boy was unmasked as Enrique Arturo Lomelí Sánchez, 19 years old, 5 years a wrestler.
WMC was supposed to have Dr. Killer putting his hair up against Toxico’s mask. Toxico was said to be hurt, and Fly Katana came out to put up his mask instead. Dr. Killer won, and Fly Katana was unmasked as José Francisco Briones Cruz, from Mexico City, 36 years, and 13 years. This is the one and only match I have for Fly Katana in 2017. However, back in 2014, Fly Katana had a match also with a mask match Dr. Killer. That didn’t come up in the recap. WMC says they’ll do the actual match on 10/29. The semimain on this show ended with a double countout draw.
The Crash (MON) 11/06/2017 Poliforum La Fe, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
1) Arkángel Divino, Astrolux, Black Boy vs Black Danger, Sombra De Plata, Último Maldito
2) Keyra & Máscarita Dorada vs Demus 3:16 & Diosa Quetzal and Christi Jaynes & Tiago
3) Carlito, Jack Evans, M-ximo vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Keith Lee, Laredo Kid
4) Willie Mack vs Mr. 450
5) Flamita & Flip Gordon vs Sammy Guevara & Último Ninja
6) Penta Zero M & Rey Fénix (LU) vs Hanson & Ray Rowe and Bestia 666 & Black Taurus
7) Brian Cage, Daga, Rey Mysterio 619 vs La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush
Crash seemed to draw well last night in Nuveo Laredo and will be coming back soon with Rey Mysterio.
The Crash (TUE) 11/07/2017 Arena Querétaro
1) Astrolux, Pegazus, Torito Negro (Estado de México) vs Black Danger (Baja California), Látigo, Tiago
2) Arkángel Divino, Black Boy, Máscarita Dorada vs Demus 3:16, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Último Maldito
3) Jack Evans, Laredo Kid, Sammy Guevara vs Bestia 666, Black Taurus, Mr. 450
4) Christi Jaynes, Daga, The King vs Brian Cage, Keyra, Willie Mack
5) Hanson, Keith Lee, Raymond Rowe vs Flamita, Flip Gordon, Último Ninja
6) Carlito, M-ximo, Penta Zero M vs La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush
That’s an interesting semimain. Fourth match is going to be sad when Keyra ends Daga & Fenix, see them while you still can. Might just be missing the Mexico City lineup at this point.
CMLL (TUE) 10/17/2017 Arena México
1) Angelito & Fantasy vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia
2) Astral, Magnus, Metatrón vs Canelo Casas, Espanto Jr., Nitro
3) Lady Maravilla, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Reyna Isis, Tiffany
4) Drone vs Raziel [lightning]
5) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Hechicero, Puma, Tiger
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Niebla Roja vs Cavernario, Euforia, Felino
Cavernario and Niebla Roja matched up once more, which should mean singles (title?) match on 10/24.
CMLL (TUE) 10/17/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Javier Cruz Jr. & Tigre Blanco vs Linterna & Thunder Boy
2) Flyer, Magnum, Sensei vs Apocalipsis, Artillero, Difunto
3) La Jarochita, Sanely, Silueta vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Metálica
4) Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón © vs Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther [MEX TRIOS]
5) Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
It took an extra week, but they’re up to the title match here as well.