CMLL (MON) 12/11/2017 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Sin Limite de Tiempo, Wrestling With Gifs]
1) Arkalis & París b Fuerza Chicana & Policeman
2) Hijo del Signo & King Jaguar b Lestat & Tigre Rojo Jr.
3) Cancerbero, Espíritu Maligno, Raziel b Astral, Asturiano, Pegasso
Espiritu fouled Asturiano for the win, then unmsaked him post match.
4) Johnny Idol, Okumura, Sam Adonis b Ángel de Oro, Marco Corleone, Soberano Jr.
The rudos had new team gear.
5) Mephisto b Mistico, Pólvora, Volador Jr., Dragón Lee, Rey Bucanero, Niebla Roja, Gran Guerrero, Valiente, Felino [Reyes del Aire VIP]
Polvora replaced Negro Casas earlier Monday. Mephisto pinned Volador for the win.
They could’ve called it a Copa Puebla or a Copa Dicemebre or whatever else and it would’ve been fine. Nothing great, but better than usual hurried Arena Mexico main event. Calling it Reyes del Aire sets a sort of expectations of a fast paced flying match. This was a quick but not fast paced cibernetico, with a single dive and not much flying for the King of Air. Niebla Roja is getting better, but they’re not doing it right when he’s lasting longer in this match than Dragon Lee. They risk hurting the draw of this events – and this show did seem to draw more than usual – when they give such disappointing results.
Espiritu Maligno turning rudo and immediately getting into a feud suggests he may get a hair cut really soon.
I don’t know if it’s CMLL getting behind the foreigners or the foreigners seeing an opening and just going forward it, but they’re already coming across as a major league team. (It has to be a bit of CMLL getting behind them, Marco losing cleanly doesn’t happen often.) They move from semimain on this show to headlining tonight’s Arena Mexico show against Dragon Lee, Valiente and Volador. That seems like it must set up a title match on 12/19 – that’ll be the last Tuesday show for quite a while – though I suppose CMLL could also use it as the semimain underneath the cage match on 12/25.
In the semimain, Titan, Marco and Stuka take on Cavernario, Shocker and Vangellys. Tigre and Misterioso face off in a rudo/rudo lightning match. The tercera plays off the upcoming cage match, with Cancerbero & Raziel taking on Starman & Oro Jr. (and Fuego and Virus filling out the match.) The second match has exciting tecnicos Flyer, Magnus and Principe Diamante against not exciting rudos Arkangel, Metalico and Sangre Azteca. New kids Sonic & Yago pop up in the opener with Bengala & Espiritu Negro. What costume will Yago walk out in tonight?
This show airs at 7:30 on CMLL’s YouTube channel.
Guadalajara has a Sugehit/Isis title match (Sugehit’s the strong favorite) and Caristico, Niebla Roja, Rush vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla and Ultimo Guerrero (maybe a Niebla/Caristicio feud.)
Atlantis is listed as wrestling in Sinaloa this weekend. Your guess is good as mine if he’s ready to go.
Puma is hanging around Japan after FantasticaMania, wrestling a 01/28 show in Kyoto thru Mr. Cacao.
Lady Shani will defend the AAA Reina de Reinas championship on Saturdays taping in Apizaco. Faby earned this shot back in Chihuahua on 11/19. This seemed like something that might get saved for Guerra de Titanes, but they’re likely to get more time on a regular TV taping.
AAA posted Goya Kong’s injury on YouTube. I had this up on Twitter for a second, but even the still seems to show the really bad way her leg twisted and I’ll spare you from that. With Goya out of action for a while, the AAA ruda side is down to just La Hiedra and Hahastary as regulars. Ashley was grouped with the rudas for one show and Faby’s teasing a turn; one of those will probably have to stick.
Last week in FREEDOMS, Aeroboy & Violento Jack defeated Jun Kasai & Dasuke Masaoka in a death match. Masaoka pinned Jack in a rematch on the 10th. That set up an Aeroboy/Masaoka death match and Violento Jack defending the FREEDOMS title against Kasai, both on Christmas.
CultIcon has the third part of his WCW lucha coutndown.
Black Terry Jr. flips thru the CMLL 85th Anniversary book so you can be jealous.
Kcidis draws Carsitico vs Mistico.
The Gladiatores interviews el Fresero.
IWRG (SUN) 12/17/2017 Arena Naucalpan
1) Fandango vs Ludark Shaitan, Shadow Boy, Lili Dark, Demonio Infernal
2) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Freelance vs Leroy, Lunatic Xtreme, Ovett
3) Imposible vs Dr. Cerebro
4) Emperador Azteca & Hijo del Alebrije vs Fly Warrior & Séptimo Rayo
5) Eterno, Karaoui, Veneno vs Capo Del Norte, Capo Del Sur, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
6) Mr. Electro, Sharly Rockstar, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Ray Mendoza Jr., Rocambole Jr., Villano IV, Villano V Jr.
7) Black Dragón vs Rayan [mask]
Or, at least that was the plan. IWRG announced Rayan suffered a fracture, won’t be able to wrestle Sunday, but will still be putting his mask in the main event. No idea who replaces him yet.
CMLL (MON) 12/18/2017 Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis, Black Tiger, París vs Ares, Fuerza Chicana, Rey Apocalipsis
2) Asturiano, Gemelo Pantera I, Gemelo Pantera II vs Espanto Jr., Espíritu Maligno, Hijo del Signo
3) Pantera Blanca Jr., Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Puma, Sagrado, Tiger
4) Pierroth, Rush, Sam Adonis vs Johnny Idol, Terrible, Valiente [Relevos Increíbles]
5) Carístico, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Último Guerrero
Adonis & Idol haven’t been together for like a week and they’re on opposites sides of a match. That is dumb. The only thing stopping that from logically being a five on one is Terrible likes to punch Rush in the face (and CMLL doesn’t work with logic.)
All those Panteras pop up. Pantera Blanca Jr. is a Matamoros luchador since at least the start of this decade. The Gemelos turned up over the summer – they seem to be Matamoros based, but they’re doing a lot of traveling for people who are new. Even the Facebook page for one of them just was opened last month; it feels like locally known guys in that area trying to restart under a new name, though most don’t wouldn’t try to hide whatever they’ve been before this much. All these guys (and usual opponent Tony Texano) showed up on a Arena Coliseo Guadalajara card back in October, so they’ve figured out some way to get CMLL to book them in spots where they normally only book locals.
They’re probably meant to be booked as a trio, but the Asturiano/Espiritu Maligno feud still takes precedence. It’s unlikely we’ll get to see that match; this will probably be the last streaming Puebla show until 01/08.
Lucha Memes (MON) 12/25/2017 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Belial, Demasiado, Impulso vs Apolo, Kalibus, Mantra
2) Corsario Negro & Drako vs Sádico & Yoruba
3) Demus 3:16 vs Trauma I
4) Alas de Acero, Aramis, El Bandido vs Arez, Flamita, Súper Crazy
5) Ricky Marvin vs Trauma II
6) Daga vs Caifan
Full card for the Christmas day show. I believe that fourth match is newly announced and has a good shot at being the best match on the card.