Disturbio, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado beatBlue Panther Jr., Johnny Idol, The Panther
(10:52 [5:08, 1:36, 4:08], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Soberano Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
(11:25 [6:00, 0:44, 4:41], 1/3 (DQ 2), ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Ángel de Oro, Marco Corleone, Niebla Roja beat Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
(11:01 [4:02, 4:27, 2:32], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Not much. Rudos only lost the second fall of the semimain by excessive violence DQ, when they clearly had Soberano beat but stomped him instead of pinning him. They won the other falls.
Pierrothito unmasked Stukita for a DQ in the minis match.
The main event was a simple match built around comedy, with a crowd who was totally with it. The bit with Mephisto frightened after accidentally chopping Marco was well done, and they smartly just went with that stuff for the rest of the match once it got over. It doesn’t make for a match you need to watch after the fact. The Chavez brothers had an easy night all considered, but they’re better at playing along with bits from the apron then most.
Terrible is so fired up about becoming heavyweight champion that he did mat wrestling with Blue Panther for six minutes. He seemed very excited to pull off the sunset flip spot, and I was happy enough for his partners to stay on the apron, so everyone won. (Except maybe Panther.) Otherwise, this was a pretty strong match for the rudos, which would’ve made sense if this trio was going anywhere. Just Blue Panther putting together a different match just to do it. People seemed lost left and right in the comeback spot, and the dive catching bits didn’t work too well.
The crowd got into the fourth match mostly because the Panther brothers brought a lot of energy. The missed dive to the floor is (thankfully) not an every match thing, but it set up the The Panther/Misterioso issue and matches with issues are always going to be better than ones that don’t. It’d be nice if it ever went anywhere, but I’ll take what I can get. The claw masks over The Panther’s are good distinctive looks. Meanwhile, Johnny Idol has come back just about as he was before. I was he’d do something new. Doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen.
Zeuxis/Lady Maravilla was an upper tier lighting match by any measure. They came out to do a lot of moves, they did do a lot of moves, but most of the stuff looked really good. Zeuxis out dropkicked Maravilla, but Maravilla got in a good shot. Zeuxis out corner charges Maravilla too, but Maravilla’s dive and bridging suplex looked great. They told a good story of Maravilla being capable, but not quite on Zeuxis’ level yet, and it should be a big deal when she does get there. There’s a few things to clean up if they get another try, but I sure hope they get another try. CMLL’s screwed up if these two women don’t have big matches in 2018.
The minis match was going around on it’s usual level before Pierothito suddenly unmasked Stukita. The unmasking was obviously coming for a fall in a half, Stukita’s mask was untied and never fixed. The match was lacking a big climax at the end because it was ended so suddenly, but it was about as enjoyable as upper level. CMLL minis matches until that point. I’ve already forgotten which indie title Stukia has and that’s ok.
JCR said the técnicos won the opener against all predications. Who is making predictions on the opening match of a Tuesday show? Why are they doing this? Why are they picking Cholo of all people to win? Perhaps the real issue is the commentary is as recycled as the matches. Flyer and the rudos had multiple “rewind and try again” moments in the first fall alone. It seemed to happen mostly around Flyer, but I felt like the rudos were more to blame; Apocalipsis is slow and quickly winded, Cholo is Cholo. Flyer looked better later.
This is six days old and I can’t remember anything I want to say with it. Not sure how much #1 contender stuff will pan out when there’s still a briefcase sitting in Las Vegas that went nowhere and was never written out, but at least they got Suicide his title shot on the same day. Latin American stuff actually feels like it’s going more to a four way, because it would help them delay the Fantasma/Texano singles match and they keep wanting to delay that for whatever timing reason.
Lanzelot is headed to the same problem place as Argenis and Mascara de Bronce before him: AAA’s anointed him as the next big star, they all are actually talented, but the fans haven’t gotten behind him or gotten any particular reason to get him. At least they gave him a win here, but it’s going to be a hard road.
I was really annoyed with OGT winning the trios titles when it happened. Like most things, I don’t care about it after about a week. Super Fly being champion is cool, and AAA’s booked OGT like they’re the most important trio and I always believe the most important person(s) in the division should have the titles if they are to mean anything. It is making the entire five match series with Poder del Norte a waste, but AAA had already killed it dead with the last match and with Tito immediately losing his hair. You can say AAA had long term plans because they set up this title change about six months ago, but if the long term plan was to get to that title change, it was not a great plan.
Shocker is currently listed as working on Friday & Saturday’s CMLL show. I’d imagine he’ll be removed, but that’s no guarantee. He’s one half of the CMLL Tag Team champions, a reign that’s seemingly only gone on this long because one or the other has gotten injured and CMLL hasn’t wanted to just strip them of the titles. (CMLL keeps trying to set up Stuka & Diamante Azul to at least challenge for the tag titles, maybe even win them, since September, but things keep happening.) Shocker’s publicly talked about his issues with alcoholism and appeared to have quietly been suspended by CMLL for showing up in no condition to perform in the past. CMLL sees value in Shocker because he’s a very recognizable star, overlooking his dramatic decline in the ring after many knee injuries. I would not be surprised if they overlooked this as well.
Still haven’t seen this show, probably won’t for a while, but the fifth match sounds like it went really (and another win for Sanson in the year all about him and Soberano.) Main event wasn’t much but the angle at the end, which teased Volador joining Los Ingobernables. He’s actually doing Ingobernable stuff in the hundred relevos increidible matches CMLL’s run this year but this time it counts I guess.
CMLL (SAT) 11/04/2017Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Retro & Sangre Imperial b Maquiavelo & Templario tecnicos took 2/3
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Universo 2000 Jr. b Bengala, Pegasso, Star Jr. Bengala replaced Starman. Rudos took 2/3.
3) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Misterioso Jr., Nitro, Sangre Azteca Sangre Azteca replaced Sagrado on Monday. Tecnicos took 2/3, the second by DQ.
4) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Valiente b Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Marco Corleone b Shocker Marco took 2/3.
Still don’t know why this wasn’t a title match but that’s OK.
CMLL (SUN) 11/05/2017Arena México [CMLL]
1) Oro Jr. & Príncipe Diamante b Akuma & Espíritu Negro
2) La Jarochita, Princesa Sugehit, Sanely b Amapola, Reyna Isis, Tiffany tecnicas took 1/3
3) Blue Panther Jr., Johnny Idol, The Panther b Misterioso Jr., Pólvora, Sagrado tencicos took 2/3.
4) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja b Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Luciferno Tecnicos took 2/3
5) Carístico, Marco Corleone, Soberano Jr. b Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto tecnicos took 1/3.
I have all tecnicos won (which means I probably screwed something up.) This was only a five match show, but it was even shorter than you’d expect at less than 2 hours even with the extra Dia de Muertos show. I do not expect there’s anything you needed to watch on this show.
CMLL (MON) 11/06/2017Arena Puebla [CMLL, WrestlingWithGifs]
1) Lestat, Rey Samuray, Tigre Rojo Jr. b Fuerza Chicana, Perverso, Policeman
2) La Vaquerita, Lady Maravilla, Sanely b La Comandante, Reyna Isis, Tiffany
3) Drone, Johnny Idol, Stigma b El Malayo, Olímpico, Virus Drone replaced Rey Cometa.
4) Negro Casas b Volador Jr. [lightning] set up a title match next week
5) Kráneo, Rey Bucanero, Terrible b Mistico, Niebla Roja, Valiente
This was also under two hours, which doesn’t happen a lot. Rey Samuray totally bit it going for his ramp running springboard in the opener and you probably need to read WrestlingWithGifs to find out about the rest of the show.
CMLL (TUE) 11/07/2017Arena México [CMLL, CMLL, Wrestling with GIFs]
1) Artillero & Grako b Bengala & Sonic
2) Eléctrico, Stukita, Último Dragóncito b Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Esfinge b Disturbio [lightning]
4) Dalys, La Metálica, Tiffany b Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Silueta La Metalica replaced Zeuxis. Rudos took 1/3.
5) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja b Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas
6) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Último Guerrero b Dragón Lee, Mistico, Valiente
Didn’t seem like anything was set up here.
CMLL (TUE) 11/07/2017Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]
1) Magnum & Tigre Blanco b ? & Furia Roja results list Furia Roja twice. Guerrero de la Muerte & Rafaga were scheduled.
2) La Jarochita, La Vaquerita, Lady Maravilla b La Comandante, La Seductora, Reyna Isis
3) Puma, Sagrado, Tiger b Fuego, Pegasso, Vaquero Vaquero replaced Rey Cometa (missed back to back shows)
4) Blue Panther, Johnny Idol, Soberano Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Sam Adonis
5) Carístico, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto Volador unmasked Caristico after the fact.
Volador selling more dedication to hating on Caristico than any other angle in this promotion. I appreciate it.
This has nothing to do with this show, but I do have last week’s TV show on my PC at home. Or, what aired last weekend: the show started off with a women’s match, which confused me because they didn’t have a women’s show on that taping. I skipped ahead to the main event, and there was an unmasked Sombra wrestling. They aired a two year old repeat. No particular reason.
CMLL announced a Legend’s show for next Friday. No matches are yet announced, but the named participants include Solar, Mano Negra, Super Astro, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Cien Caras, Super Pinocho, Super Muneco, Satanico, Octagon, Canek, Fuerza Guerrera, Dos Caras, Black Terry and Negro Navarro. That last name is interesting, because Negro Navarro hasn’t been in a match since the end of July. He seconded Zeuxis, but hadn’t been seen much. It’s believed he suffered a heart attack, and this would probably be his first match back.
Rey Cometa might not be wrestling, but he was at a wrestling press conference in Queretaro announcing a “Lucha Libre Satellite” group. Cometa’s a rare luchador to make it to the major promotions from Queretaro. The idea to fix that is to start regular shows in Satellite neighborhood biweekly, and later open a school.
Virus talked about his career with La Cronica. He didn’t like the nickname “Pequeno Maestro” at first, because it meant he would have to live up to being perfect every time he got in to the ring. He’s gotten used to it.
The Crash (FRI) 11/03/2017 Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco [+LuchaTV, Estrellas del RIng, The Crash]
1) Arkángel Divino, Astrolux, Black Boy b Black Danger (Baja California), Draego, Último Maldito
2) Estrella Oriental & Keyra b Enviado & Lacey Lane Switched from a Jaynes/Keyra vs Tormenta/Quetzal tag match
3) Flamita b Sammy Guevara
4) M-ximo, Máscarita Dorada, Rayman b Demus 3:16, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Makabre
5) Damián 666 & Jack Evans DQ Bestia 666 & Black Taurus (Indie)
6) Brian Cage & Willie Mack b Laredo Kid & Mr. 450 and Hanson & Raymond Rowe
7) Blue Demon Jr., Penta 0M, Rey Mysterio 619 b Carlito, Garza Jr., La Máscara
DAY 1. This show looked like it did bad in the photos, but it seemed more like they probably ran the wrong building for the size of crowd this was going to draw – they probably drew more than AAA in Queretaro, but ran five times large a building. Still, this show led to the local promoter announcing on Facebook that he was quitting lucha libre. Flamita/Guevera didn’t get as strong reviews.
Seemed like a sell out and a full crowd the whole way. Jack looks very strange bald. Rey makes sense as champion, but the idea of a belt was totally over shadowed by Volador coming in. That was a surprise to everyone. Lots of good reviews for the matches. They were definitely taping this one for TV, with announcers live at ringside, but still no idea when it’s airing.
Lacey Lane is replacing Quetzal on all the shows, I think.
The Crash Revolucha (SUN) 11/05/2017 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Unidad, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon [thecubsfan]
1) Arez & Babe Fox b Golden Boy & Rey Demonio Jr.
2) Astrolux & Sombra De Plata b Arkángel Divino & Black Boy Astrolux’s mask came off on his finish
3) Christi Jaynes, Keyra, Lacey Lane, Lady Flammer b Black Danger (Baja California), Epydemius, Tiago, Último Maldito Lacey Lane replaced Diosa Quetzal and Lady Flammer and Epydemius were added to the match. Keyra fouled Tiago (twice) to win.
4) Flamita, Flip Gordon, Último Ninja b Laredo Kid, Sammy Guevara, Shane Strickland Shane Strickland replaced Mr. 450 (moved up). Ninja beat Strickland.
5) Jack Evans, M-ximo, Máscarita Dorada b Bestia 666, Black Taurus (Indie), Demus 3:16 newly bald Jack pinned Bestia.
6) Brian Cage, Carlito, Willie Mack b Hanson, Mr. 450, Raymond Rowe Mack beat Mecha Wolf (moved up to replaced Keith Lee)
7) La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush b Penta 0M, Rey Mysterio 619, The King Rush unmasked Rey Fenix to win. A video aired after the match teasing LA Park vs Rush, which will take place on the next The Crash show 12/17.
This was a fun show live. I liked he fourth match the best, but the fifth was entertaining too and Rob had it has favorite. Crowd was super into the main event.
Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Unido is a the local basketball arena, and it’s a real nice modern arena.
The Crash (TUE) 11/07/2017Arena Querétaro [Lucha Libre Para Todos, thecubsfan]
1) Black Danger (Baja California), Látigo, Tiago b Astrolux, Pegazus, Torito Negro (Estado de México) Tiago pipnned Pegazus. Money thrown in.
2) Demus 3:16, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Último Maldito b Arkángel Divino, Black Boy, Máscarita Dorada Demus defeated Mascarita
3) Jack Evans, Laredo Kid, Sammy Guevara b Bestia 666, Black Taurus, Mr. 450 Sammy won via SSP.
4) Flip Gordon & Shane Strickland b Flamita & Último Ninja Flip won via his twisting stunner.
5) Hanson, Lacey Lane, Raymond Rowe b Brian Cage, Christi Jaynes, Willie Mack and Daga, Keyra, The King money thrown in
6) Carlito, M-ximo, Penta Zero M b La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush Penta got in a foul on La Mascara after Mascara had done the same to him. Ingobernables unmasked Penta post match with Fenix & Daga making the save.
It was a long travel day it took for the roster to get from Nuevo Laredo to Queretaro. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this show, but this totally overdelivered expectations. We talked about this show a lot on the podcast. Gordon/Strickland vs Flamita/Ninja was match of the night, the three way tag match would fit on any US indie show, the opener was fun seeing the young kids try a lot.
Black Dragon wins everything – the Castillo del Terror on Sunday, the trios titles on this show.
RIOT (SAT) 11/04/2017Arena Femenil, Monterrey, Nuevo León [LuchaMania Monterrey, thecubsfan]
1) Muerte Extrema b Azrael, Mr. Iguana Muerte Extrema pinned Azrael. Mr. Iguana was the star of the match, got a please come back chant.
2) Furor b Bryon, Erick Ortiz Furor beat Byron
3) Séptimo Dragón b Sayrus Sayrus was originally counted out (because he entered twice), but they agreed to a second fall. Septimo Dragon won again in the rematch.
4) Arez & Belial b Kamikaze & Kratoz Indystorngibles won after some mask exchanging (with Arez wearing a Perro Guarumo mask)
5) Low Rider b Black Terry Low Rider led a moment of applause for Hijo del Espanto II, who recently passed away. Low Rider claimed he didn’t know llaves, and wanted Terry to brawl. He shockingly submitted Terry with an armbar to win.
6) Rey Horus b Último Ninja Horus won via Pizza DDT
This was a fun show. We were told not to film anything because they show would eventually be on Powerbomb.TV (check Rob’s twitter for rule violations), and this is a show you’re going to want to check out if/when it turns up. Matches 4/5/6 were all really fun, The DDTJ was really good, Mr. Iguana made himself a lot of new fans in the opener, and nothing on the show was bad. They had a pretty good big turnout for a small show. I hear there were really good tacos after the show too.
The first episode of Lucha de Barrio went up Friday. It’s only about a half hour with two matches and a few segments. I haven’t watched it yet, but it does look different from a normal lucha show. New episodes are coming out every two weeks, so I guess I’ll have time to catch up later.
Lucha Underground posted a video about their 4DX airing. It’s weird to LU keep tweeting, because every tweet gets one and only one response (“SEASON 4?!!?!?!”) and that’s thing they’re not talking about.
CMLL (FRI) 11/10/2017Arena México
1) Magia Blanca & Robin vs Akuma & Templario
2) Esfinge, Oro Jr., Pegasso vs Hijo del Signo, Nitro, Raziel
3) La Jarochita, Lady Maravilla, Marcela vs Amapola, La Metálica, Reyna Isis
4) Niebla Roja vs Stuka Jr. [lightning]
5) Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Sam Adonis, Shocker, Terrible
6) Marco Corleone, Mistico, Valiente vs Cuatrero, Sansón, Último Guerrero
A down show between two bigger ones. The Negro Casas/Sam Adonis feud is back, and the NGD get their first Friday main event.
CMLL (SAT) 11/11/2017Arena Coliseo
1) Retro & Sensei vs Camorra & El Coyote
2) Flyer vs Sonic [lightning]
3) Astral, Magnus, Príncipe Diamante vs Cholo, Espanto Jr., Inquisidor
4) Esfinge, Fuego, Stigma vs Puma, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Shocker
6) Carístico, Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
Flyer vs Sonic sounds like a interesting match which would probably be better elsewhere. It also means Cholo is getting a very weird tercera. NGD main eventing this show too.
CMLL (SUN) 11/12/2017Arena México
1) Fiero & Sangre Imperial vs Apocalipsis & Yago
2) Astral, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Espíritu Negro, Metálico
3) Blue Panther Jr., Johnny Idol, The Panther vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Vangellys
4) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Titán vs Euforia, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Naito, Rush
here’s the story so far with this Naito thing
Naito does an interview saying he’s got some time between his UK matches and the World Tag League, maybe he’ll go to Mexico and find a partner to create news (which would be a new member of Los Ingobernables)
Rush offers Volador a spot in Los Ingobernables based on their shared hatred of Caristico. Volador declines to answer.
Volador shows up in The Crash at Tijuana, aiding Mascara & Rush against Rey Mysterio & Penta. He again is offered a spot in Los Ingobernables and declines to answer. He’s definitely a heel in The Crash, though it’s left unclear when/if he’ll be back.
NJPW announces the World Tag League teams, and there’s no Naito team. (All the guys who have made 01/04 matches are not included, because everyone knows they won’t win the tournament and get the tag title shot at the 01/04 show.) This means Naito was hyping a partner for matches he doesn’t actually have
Naito seems as confused as the rest of us on Twitter, then did an interview saying he bought a ticket to go to Mexico to go find a partner only to find out he wasn’t in the tournament.
Naito and TBD partner could still take someone else’s spot. Or, no one could be joining Los Ingobernables and this could be just screwing around for the sake of screwing around (a Los Ingobernabales trademark!) Volador being in the match makes it seem like there should be some resolution to this story, but Volador on Informa said he wasn’t really offered a spot in Los Ingobernables and didn’t want to join.
I’d be thinking that someone else would turn, but Diamante Azul doesn’t make sense (not going to Japan). Marco’s the ex-Ingobernable member and it wouldn’t be impossible, but it never quite fit him last time.
(The bigger disappointment is not that this story might have been nothing, but they didn’t put Dragon Lee in the match.)
That opener is one Apocalipsis from being very good.
CMLL (SUN) 11/12/2017Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Amperaje & Micro vs Owen & Stress
2) Johnny Dinamo & Principe Daniel vs Demonio Maya & Relámpago Azul
3) Black Sugar, El Divino, Tigre Blanco vs Gran Kenut, León Blanco, Mr. Brisa
4) Explosivo, Mágico, Rielero vs Difunto, Príncipe Kisho, Terremoto King Jr.
5) El Chakal vs Guerrero de la Muerte [hair]
The rudos had been fighting each other the last few weeks.
CMLL wrestlers are also main eventing the MDA show, so they’ve got local promoters competing against themselves. Apodaca is a bit of a drive from the Monterrey but that still seems not so optimum.
Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 11/12/2017 Gimnasio Cuauhtemoc, Domo del Deportivo Plan Sexenal, Miguel Hidalgo, Distrito Federal
1) Maquiavelo vs Íkaro
2) El Troyano & Thonder Sthrom vs Fiero & Fireman
3) Mima Shimoda vs Luna Mágica
4) Hijo Del Villano III & Magnus vs Ant Khan & Dr. Karonte
5) Black Silver, Súper Ciudadano, Tigre Rojo vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Douki, Patán
6) Argos & Último Dragón vs Diamante & Sam Adonis
16 defenses is a lot of defenses. It’s going to be funny when Mr. Niebla is the Shocker replacement. A lot of similar stuff form last week (Malayo/Lestat higher than usual, tag match).
CMLL (TUE) 11/14/2017Arena México
1) Fiero & Magia Blanca vs El Coyote & Grako
2) La Jarochita, Marcela, Sanely vs La Metálica, La Seductora, Zeuxis
3) Drone, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Vangellys
4) Mr. Cacao vs Virus [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Soberano Jr., Valiente vs Ephesto, Felino, Luciferno
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker
Look, they’re setting up Azul/Stuka vs Shocker/Casas again. Virus single matches are worthwhile no matter than means. Fiero is back.
CMLL (TUE) 11/14/2017Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Rielero & Vaquero Jr. vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Magnum, Magnus, Star Jr. vs Artillero, Espanto Jr., Guerrero de la Muerte
3) Esfinge, Pegasso, Stigma vs Disturbio, Puma, Raziel
4) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Rojo Jr., Niebla Roja vs Cavernario, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
5) Volador Jr. vs Mephisto
Yep, they’re making Volador have two big singles matches on back to back nights again. Scheduling is hard.
Lucha Memes (MON) 11/20/2017Arena Naucalpan
1) Keyra vs Silueta
2) Alas de Acero, Aramis, El Bandido vs Eterno, Fresero Jr., Rey Apocalipsis
3) Trauma II vs Charles Lucero
4) Corsario Negro Jr. & Drako vs Black Terry & Solar I [falls count anywhere]
5) Caifan vs Mr. Niebla
6) Xtreme Tiger vs Hechicero
7) Volador Jr. vs Jack Evans
Full lineup for the next Chario show, with Volador the big headliner.
DTU (SUN) 12/03/2017Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Angelito Mágico & Lokilo vs Billy Gamer & Toto Gamer and Devit Rodríguez & Hardy Boy and Kevin & Príncipe Cometa
2) Fly Star vs Dr. Pólux Jr., Corsario Negro Jr., Black Fire
3) Moria vs Drastik Boy, Mickey Midas, Jimmy, Cobre
4) Paranoiko & Tóxico vs Mr. Cóndor & Rocky Santana and Makabre & Último Gladiador
5) Exotico, Hormiga, Kastigador, Ovett, Vengador vs Ángel o Demonio, Camuflaje, Halloween, Junior, Súper Mega
6) Violento Jack vs Jimmy Lloyd
7) Crazy King & Jun Kasai vs Cíclope & Miedo Extremo
Jun Kasai’s DTU appearance is in a tag match, with Crazy King facing his old partners. Jimmy Lloyd is back from GCW. It looks like there’s a new tag team of Gamers?
The Crash (SUN) 12/03/2017Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México
1) Astrolux, Pegasuz, Torito Negro vs Black Metal, Látigo, Tiago
2) Keyra vs Lacy Lane
3) Flamita, Jack Evans, Mximo vs Bestia 666, Luke Hawx, Mr. 450
4) Daga & Rey Fénix vs Black Terry & Solar I
5) LA Park, Penta 0M, Rey Mysterio Jr. vs Carlito, Garza Jr., La Máscara
The Crash’s debut in Ecatepec, with LA Park on board on the tecnico side. Can’t see that ending well. Terry/Solar vs Daga/Fenix should be interesting.
Luke Hawk is a US indie wrestler. He’s also the guy who’s licensed as a promoter in New Orleans, which allows a lot of other promotions to run in the city for WrestleMania. That might be the connection here.
AAA ROSALES (THU) 12/07/2017Arena Naucalpan
1) Mercury, Niño Águila, Rey Kingston vs ?, Centella, Máscarita Negra
2) El Mexicano & Tom Mix Jr. vs Black Terry & Rey Guerrero
3) Faby Apache & La Hiedra vs Estrella Divina & Mamba
4) Aerostar & Raptor vs Carta Brava Jr. & Mocho Cota Jr. and Máscara de Bronce & Rugido and Angelikal & Villano III Jr.
5) La Parka, Pagano, Psycho Clown vs ?, Joe Lider, Mr. Águila
An AAA spot show in Naucalpan. these usually don’t turn out to be anything notable, but the seocnd match is a maestro match with some people we don’t usually see.
Alan Ceballos (SUN) 12/10/2017Salón Citlalli, Ecatepec, Estado de México
1) Pyrot, Silver Fish, Thunder vs Divino Boy, Máscara Celestial, Shere Khan
2) Lady Cat & Lluvia vs Melissa & Reina Obscura
3) Drako & Memo Romero vs Lunatik Extreme & Lunatik Fly [super libre]
4) Marcela vs Lilith Dark
5) Gran Guerrero vs Corsario Negro Jr.
a) I guess Lluvia’s back? b) Marcela going thru all the indie women seems fun c) come up with a name for your promotion and don’t just list your personal facebook page.
The first AAA TV main event of this year was Pentagon Jr. vs Johnny Mundo. Now they’re at Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. versus Hernandez. I’m going to be asked to write a year in review and I’m just going to submit those two matches. If you like people not getting along leading to poor matches, this show is definitely for you.
Olímpico, Pólvora, Sagrado beatBlue Panther Jr., Fuego, Rey Cometa
(18:24 [8:00, 3:21, 7:03], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Soberano Jr. beat Hechicero, Kráneo, Rey Bucanero
(13:25 [5:12, 4:48, 3:25], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. beat Cavernario, Ephesto, Mephisto
(10:20 [3:15, 2:21, 4:44], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
What happened: Nothing. There were some matches! People won, people lost, nothing meant anything. Nothing was much good either.
The main event was less than you’d expect. This was an off night for Volador, only notable for his continued new love of polo shirts. He seemed to be dealing with right knee pain between the last two falls, laying on the apron after he tagged out. It seemed to throw off the third fall a little bit, but it didn’t seem as if they were headed to anything big to start with. This was not a fraudulent main event, but it didn’t seem like much of one.
The semifinal fit the mold of most of the rest of the show, crowd pleasing matches which didn’t offer interesting offense. It was a fair effort if not exciting outside of Sobreano’s big move. Marco’s leap onto Kraneo was good too, and he brought back the oversell comedy spot he’s not done a lot of late. Bucanero caught Soberano’s dive well.
The tercera was not much. Do you want a long stretch of rudos attacking Blue Panther’s arm with no payoff? This match is for you. The técnicos played strongly to the crowd and get reactions, so this match probably sounded better in the arena than it did watching, where nothing much happened or mattered. Sagrado overselling was a highlight. Blue Panther Jr. is so much slower at doing the corner springboard spot than his brother that he really shouldn’t be trying it. Olímpico gave up his submission so fast that no one was sure if Fuego had submitted or not.
It’s always nice to see Virus in singles action, even if he and Astral didn’t totally mesh here and it was they were probably only matched up because they’re the shortest guys on the roster. Astral messing up a flip in the ring made him look silly. He was better on his dives. Astral doesn’t do much strength moves for a guy who’s all about how muscular here. Virus is fast when he needs to be and sells Astral’s holds better than Astral could. I have no idea how his finish worked but it’s Virus so it’s always credible. This turned out to be the best match of the night.
Rob and I traveled from Monterrey to Mexico City to Querétaro back to Mexico City to record this podcast for you. Or maybe just to play some Mario Kart, I’m not sure. We give you the only review of 11/07 the Crash in Arena Querétaro show you’re likely to get, and talk about other things we’ve seen and not seen. No Canadians were sent home in the making of this podcast.