CMLL to adds much needed 20th championship, The Crash/DTU show on 11/30

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CMLL (SAT) 10/14/2017 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Angelito & Fantasy b Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
2) Camorra, Hijo del Signo, Metálico b Magia Blanca, Príncipe Diamante, Starman
3) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Drone b Olímpico, Pólvora, Sangre Azteca
Sangre Azteca replaced Dragon Rojo on Tuesday. Olimpico replaced Misterioso on Thursday.
4) Hechicero, Negro Casas, Shocker b Ángel de Oro, Soberano Jr., Valiente
5) Niebla Roja © b Rey Bucanero [CMLL LH]
Angel de Oro & Coyote were the seconds. Coyote appeared to interfere near the end of the match, but Niebla Roja still won for his first defense

CMLL (SUN) 10/15/2017 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Príncipe Diamante & Sensei b Cholo & Espanto Jr.
2) Akuma, Hijo del Signo, Warrior Steel b Flyer, Magnus, Robin
Hijo del Signo replaced Canelo Casas (who’s been listed for matches for weeks and never appears in them.) New trio Flyer/Magnus/Robin immediately lose.
3) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., The Panther b Disturbio, Universo 2000 Jr., Virus
fans who donated in the food drive were honored after the third match.
4) Hechicero, Sam Adonis, Shocker b Niebla Roja, Rey Cometa, Soberano Jr.
Sam Adonis replaced Vangellys.
5) Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Cavernario, Mephisto, Último Guerrero
Caristico & Volador could not get along leading into their main event next week, but they still won.

Bits from Friday usually don’t show up on other days, but Caristico & Volador have seemed not to like each other all that much since Caristico came back so it’s probably really natural for them to work that into matches.

Canelo Casas hasn’t wrestled in Arena Mexico since August 27th. He hasn’t shown up elsewhere either, so it’s probably more an injury than CMLL or Canelo giving up on each other.

LuchaWorld has their latest news update, including recaps of interviews with Mil Mascaras responding to Alberto, and Caristico & Volador after the Leyenda de Plata match.

This week’s AAA episode is up. It’s the second half of the Hard Rock show. Heroes Inmortales should start airing next week.

Lucha Underground posted a lot of promos: Dario Cueto with a state of the LU union (timely!), Mil Muertes talking about Cage & Crane, and Prince Puma talking about Johnny Mundo.  The Dario bit ends with a mystery person showing up off screen; it may just be an in joke, but it comes off as a tease.

A second showing up of the Lucha Underground finale in the FDX theater will take place on Wednesday. My hunch is the people in charge were not expecting the amount of fans asking for tickets that they got. LA people will still turn out for this show.

RT has an article about exoticos. I can’t keep track if I’ve posted this one before or if all these articles sounds the same; I’ve definitely read about Miss Gaviota’s haircut stand before.

Sipse interviews Raul Vidal, who’s promoted events in Arena Vidal of Chetumal for 30 years.


IWRG (WED) 10/18/2017 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dranzer & Fly Tiger vs Power Bull & Skanda
2) Diosa Atenea & Lady Cat vs Dulce Luna & Lili Dark
3) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Shadow Boy vs Fly Star, Lunatic Xtreme, Toxin
4) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Hip Hop Man, La Mosca, Plettio Castilo, Psycho Kid
5) Eterno, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Arez, Centvrión, Séptimo Rayo [super libre]

Main event is a rematch of a really good match last week; a lot of this card is the same group coming again.

CMLL (SAT) 10/21/2017 Arena Coliseo
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Fiero, Magia Blanca, Príncipe Diamante vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Cancerbero, Metálico
3) Astral, Pegasso, Starman vs Disturbio, Sagrado, Virus
4) Blue Panther Jr. vs Vangellys [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Valiente vs Ephesto, Felino, Luciferno
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Mistico vs Euforia, Shocker, Último Guerrero

A show.

CMLL (SUN) 10/22/2017 Arena México
1) Bengala & Fiero vs Akuma & Inquisidor
2) Eléctrico, Stukita, Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Drone, Fuego, Stigma vs Puma, Sagrado, Tiger
4) Ángel de Oro, Marco Corleone, Mistico vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Luciferno
5) Rush vs ShockerTerribleDiamante AzulStuka Jr.Gran GuerreroBlue Panther Jr.EuforiaVangellysKráneoPierrothCuatrero [MEX HEAVY]
Vacant title. Last champion was Hector Garza.

Yes, CMLL looked around and decided the one thing was missing was a second heavyweight championship.

The national heavyweight championship was a EMLL/CMLL based title until 1994, when Pierroth (not this one) jumped to AAA with it. AAA used it as one of their titles until they created their own AAA heavyweight championship in 2007. Charly Manson was heavyweight champion at the time and the idea was to unify all the other belts out of existence. Only, Charly’s loss came to Mesias, Mesias is Puerto Rician and not eligible to win the Mexico champions, and Charly just kept the belt in a closet somewhere for a couple years until he joined Perros del Mal. The belt went to X-Fly, then Garza, then Garza himself went back to AAA, putting this belt back on the shelf. After Hector died in 2013 and nothing was said about the future of the heavyweight title, I assumed it’s history was closed. The national titles are supposed to be managed by the Mexico City commission, but they’ve kept their hands off of them, and all the non-CMLL belts (Mini, Featherweight, Middleweight, Cruiserweight, Tag Team, Atomico, Women’s Tag) have just been allowed to go away. I’m really curious as to how and why this heavyweight championship ended up back in CMLL.

I under the WHY it happened: CMLL and their luchadors believing holding a championship, any championship makes the holder an important star. There seems to be ample evidence to contray – check out Saturday’s Coliseo attendance – but reality just gets in the way. Diamante Azul has had the Occidente heavyweight belt forever just so he can have a belt. He’d be my guess to get this belt as an upgrade, one they might actually have him defend.

The Crash (THU) 11/30/2017 Arena Aficion

1) Astrolux, Látigo, Torito Negro vs Kastigador, Toto, Vengador
2) Cíclope & Miedo Extremo vs Pegazus & Tiago and Cobre & Jimmy
3) Flamita & Willie Mack vs Bestia 666 & Drastik Boy
4) Daga & The King vs Black Terry & Solar I
5) Penta Zero M vs RushGarza Jr.La Máscara

The Crash cards don’t stop. This is a co-promotion with DTU, with their guys partoof the card. Black Terry & Solar vs Daga & The King (Rey Fenix) is a near rematch of a match in TJ earlier this year.

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