Lunatik Extreme shaves Demonio Infernal, Artillero becomes Príncipe Odín Jr.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 01/28/2018 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr.The Gladiatores]
1) Haziel b Black Puma
2) Odín b Celestial BoyShadow BoyAlas de AceroSúper Brazo Jr.
Odin pinned Alas de Acero
3) Cerebro Negro, Eterno, Leroy b Aramis, Emperador Azteca, Hijo del Alebrije
Cerebro Negro wants a title shot at Emperador Azteca
4) Liderk, Spartan, Spector b Black Dragón, Dinamic Black, Dragón Fly
Announced as a EDM TRIOS title match, but Spector replaced Rayan (injury). They cheated to win. Spartan and Black Dragon challenged for a a hair match.
5) Hijo del Pantera & Internacional Pantera b Trauma I & Trauma II [super libre]
Ovett got involved, taking out referee Reyes Rosas after a dive. Babe Richard, who had just been sitting in the crowd with the commissioner, came into the ring as a replacement referee, and gave the win to the Traumas. Post match set up all three Panteras vs Los Traumas and Ovett (as a third Trauma!)
6) Lunatic Xtreme b Demonio Infernal [hair]
Bloody match. Lunatik Xtreme was awarded the win originally, but it sounds like the referee mistakenly counted three even though Demonio had his shoulder up. The commission ordered the match restarted and Lunatik beat Demonio quickly with an brutal piledriver.
7) Dr. Cerebro b Bombero Infernal © [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Dr. Cerebro wins the title for the first time, and is the 40th champion. Bombero loses on his first defense. Bombero hit Cerbero with a chair after the match, cutting open Cerebro’s head.

Black Terry Jr. posted live video of Xtreme & Infernal on Facebook live. That piledriver was so brutal. This may air on AYM tonight.

With last week’s Puebla show having a singles back, they’re back to square one on tonight’s show. It’s another card mostly about FantasticaMania guys returning after a couple weeks: Atlantis, Dragon Lee and a tecnico Rush take on the Guerreros in the main event. The tercera includes Misterioso & Tiger on the rudo side, where Tiger is at least trying to feud with Misterioso even if no one else notices. Asturiano is among the locals on tonight’s show, which starts at the usual 9pm start on YouTube.

There’s also a CMLL heavy Generacion XXI show tonight in Irapuato, with Caristico & Mistico against Mr. Niebla & Volador Jr., and Los Traumas vs Hechicero & Virus. Clips and occasional full matches turn up on +LuchaTV’s channel after a while.

CMLL’s Artillero is now known as Príncipe Odín Junior. One of his brothers – not Super Comando or Bengala – used the name in the indies before passing away last summer. Artillero wants to honor him and his father, the original Príncipe Odín. It’s unlikely Artillero will progress out of the early matches after being in them since 2001 even with a new name, but it doesn’t seem like it’s that kind of character change. You can file this under ‘CMLL changes in 2018’ though.

LuchaWorld has the latest news update, including a recap of the post-show interviews from Fridays.

Terrible says Vangellys will be out 6-9 months after his knee injury last Monday in Puebla.

Segunda Caida writes about Tigre Rojo vs Barbaro I


IWRG (WED) 01/31/2018 Arena Naucalpan
1) Ángel Dorado I, Keiser Drago, Puma de Oro vs Biosfera, Charly Boy, Kraken
2) Dragón Orus, Fireman, Rayado vs Black Puma, Guerrero 2000, Voltar
3) Dranzer, Full Contact, Hausser vs Chicanito, Dragón Infernal, Power Bull
4) Celestial Boy, Haziel, Príncipe Omni vs Adrenalina, Dragón Bane, Voltan
5) Chico Che, Mike, Súper Brazo Jr. vs Hijo Del Bombero, Ovett, Skanda
6) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Black Dragón, Demonio Infernal, Diablo Jr., Lunatic Xtreme, Odín, Shadow Boy vs Admanantium, Balak, Energia, La Mosca, Moto Cross, Orión, Príncipe Negro, Rey Lagarto [Copa Higher Power]

Wednesday IWRG trainee shows are back. The main event includes Dr. Cerebro trainees, who do not seem to have a home base (but do include a lot of people who seem to have been Neza trainees before.)

CMLL (SAT) 02/03/2018 Arena Coliseo
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
2) Lady Maravilla, Maligna, Sanely vs Amapola, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Starman vs Oro Jr. [lightning]
4) Fuego, Pegasso, Star Jr. vs Olímpico, Sangre Azteca, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Felino, Kráneo, Mr. Niebla
6) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Dragón Lee vs Cuatrero, Máscara Año 2000, Sansón

Olimpico’s first match in about three months.

CMLL (SUN) 02/04/2018 Arena México
1) Fantasy & Último Dragóncito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
2) Retro, Robin, Sensei vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Príncipe Odín Jr.
3) Blue Panther Jr., Fuego, The Panther vs Disturbio, Kawato San, Pólvora
4) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Niebla Roja vs Johnny Idol, Okumura, Sam Adonis
5) Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto

Principe Odin’s debut in the second match.