CMLL (TUE) 01/23/2018 Arena México
1) Shockercito & Stukita b Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
2) La Jarochita, La Vaquerita, Sanely b La Comandante, Metálica, Tiffany
tecnicas took 1/3.
3) Sangre Azteca, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr. b Magia Blanca, Pegasso, Stigma
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Hechicero, Pólvora, Shocker b Esfinge, Rey Cometa, Tritón
Shocker replaced Vangellys. Rudos took 1/3.
5) Mephisto © b Titán [CMLL WELTER]
Mephisto took falls 1/3 to retain. 9th defense.
6) Mr. Niebla, Pierroth, Rey Bucanero b Guerrero Maya Jr., Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr.
tecnicos took 1/3.
You should go out of your watch to watch Mephisto/Titan. I’ve watched parts of it twice and was really great each time. Others who watched called it better than anything that happened on FantasticaMania, and this one is free. Titan and Cavernario are battling for most exciting championship challengers. They should have a match to settle it.
CMLL (TUE) 01/23/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@Arena_GDL]
1) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b El Alteño & El Divino
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Freezer, Metálico b Eléctrico, Mágico, Magnus
3) Hijo del Signo, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado b Blue Panther Jr., Starman, The Panther
rudos took 1/3, Signo getting a revenge win over Starman.
4) Blue Panther, Carístico, Valiente DQ Johnny Idol, Máscara Año 2000, Sam Adonis
Tecnicos took 2/3 the last when Adonis was caught fouling Blue Panther.
5) Diamante Azul b Terrible
Diamante Azul took falls 1/3.
Diamante Azul won a match! He and Terrible rematch Friday for the national heavyweight title.
Whatever the deal happened with Drone on the second Korakuen Hall show went viral among the wrestling community, with one person throwing all his lowlights into a YouTube highlight. (That clip probably not long for this world – not because of Drone’s performance, but more that NJPW doesn’t allow their videos on YouTube.) I know it’s been noticed in Mexico. It’s hard to tell if anything if anything will come with it, since CMLL is pretty lax about those issues. Maybe he’ll get a Niebla three week suspension. Still, Drone had a promising future, but his own choices mean he’ll now be known as “that guy who was drunk on a NJPW show” going forward.
Andrade Cien Alams, in Mexico to promote his upcoming NXT title defense, says he still hopes Rush and La Mascara can join him in the WWE. Ex-La Sombra says his best match in WWE so far was with Johnny Gargano, the same guy he’s defending his title against on Saturday, and he’d like to become the longest reigning NXT champion. He would have to hold the championship thru September 6, 2018 to accomplish that.
Yesterday’s meeting between the Tijuana Box, Lucha, and MMA commission and La Rebellion Amarilla didn’t really accomplish anything. The suspension is still on, at least for the moment, because there weren’t enough commissioners there to rule on anything. They’re supposed to make an announcement sometime today. As of noon central, they had not announced anything.
Jeff Cobb was announced as off of WXW’s 24 Karat shows to be part of the Lucha Underground Season 4 tapings, so he’s still around. I would spend the season teasing Matanaza’s death every other episode since people are expecting it, but perhaps that’s why I don’t get to make decisions like that.
Hector Garcia, the government official Alberto claimed tried to sabotage his show, downplayed those claims. He said his 40 person staff did a the cleaning up and setup before the show, were told by Alberto that they needed to purchase tickets to stay during the show, but he talked with Alberto and worked it out that day. Garcia said he never demanded 250 tickets or demanded recognition at the end of the show. Meanwhile, Alberto told Publimetro said his press release – which specifically blamed Garcia – was not meant to blame any one individual, and just was about putting the truth out there. Alberto says Garcia abused his power, and yet he knows the pain of being losing a job and doesn’t wish that on someone else. (Alberto making big claims and backing off of them a few days later is a pattern.) Alberto said his charity event did not meet the goal they were attempting to reach. He’s going to keep trying shows.
Stand up luchador figures intended for a Ciudad Juarez lucha libre museum are missing. If you spot a immobile Mil Mascaras, first check to see if it’s the actual Mil Mascaras, then call the police.
Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Underground Season 3 Episode 27.
Salon Citlali has Keyra & Lady Maravilla versus Marcela & Zeuxis on 02/03.
IWRG (SUN) 01/28/2018 Arena Naucalpan
1) Haziel vs Black Puma
2) Celestial Boy vs Odín, Shadow Boy, Alas de Acero, Súper Brazo Jr.
3) Aramis, Emperador Azteca, Hijo del Alebrije vs Cerebro Negro, Eterno, Leroy
4) Liderk, Rayan, Spartan © vs Black Dragón, Dinamic Black, Dragón Fly [EdM Trios]
5) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Hijo del Pantera & Internacional Pantera [super libre]
6) Lunatic Xtreme vs Demonio Infernal [hair]
7) Bombero Infernal © vs Dr. Cerebro [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Main event is a battle of two long term veterans, semimain is two youngsters.
CMLL (MON) 01/29/2018 Arena Puebla
1) El Hijo De Centella Roja & Millenium vs Ares & Sombra Diabólika
2) Asturiano, Lestat, Príncipe Diamante vs Espíritu Maligno, Guerrero Espacial, Rey Apocalipsis
3) Blue Panther Jr., Stigma, The Panther vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Tiger
4) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
5) Atlantis, Dragón Lee, Rush vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
The next week of main events remain heavy on giving the FantasticaMania guys back on the regular rotation. Rush is actually booked as a tecnico, how odd.