RevoLucha (SUN) 02/11/2018 Gimnasio Nuevo León Unido, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon [Estrellas del Ring, Lo Mejor de Lucha Libre, LuchaMania Monterrey]
1) Mini Hator b Mini Difunto
crowd reacted well to this match.
2) Lord Byron & Psicótico b Muerte Extrema & Sick Boy
Muerte Extrema replaced Skam 13. Bestia 666 helped Bryon & Psicotico to win, setting up a match with hima nd Sick Boy.
3) Kalibus & Mantra b Erika Sotelo & Última Sombra
4) Lady Flammer b Succi Love
billed as a four way with exoticos Erika Sotelo & Larry Miranda as part of a tournament to determine a women’s champion, ended up just as a singles match.
5) Daga b Bestia 666, Epydemius, Zumbi [Revolucha CRUISER, tournament]
Daga will face another winner at some point
6) Penta 0M & The King b Garza Jr. & Último Ninja
Garza Jr. & Ninja had problems, blamed each other for the loss, and Garza kicked him out of the Rebellion Amarilla. Penta & Fenix made the save, so Ultimo Ninja may be in the red version now.
Main event sounds like it went well and there’s video up on YouTube already. There’s a vignette of Humberto Garza family being annoyed with Garza Jr. and that’s family feud looks like the direction for Revolucha this year. They’re back on 03/11.
CMLL (TUE) 02/13/2018 Arena México [CMLL, CultIcon]
1) Acero & Aéreo b Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Akuma, Hijo del Signo, Templario b Astral, Flyer, Sangre Imperial
Sangre Imperial replaced Electrico on Tuesday. Rudos took 2/3.
3) Audaz, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther b Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Virus
Tencicos took 2/3. Virus & Audaz didn’t figure into the finish.
4) Princesa Sugehit b Kaho Kobayashi [lightning]
Kaho Kobayashi replaced Marcela on Monday
5) Hechicero, Johnny Idol, Okumura b Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
6) Marco Corleone, Titán, Valiente b Cavernario, Euforia, Mephisto
Euforia replaced Mr. Niebla on Monday. Rudos took 1/3.
I kept getting pulled away from watching this. Sounded like a regular show.
CMLL (TUE) 02/13/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Black Sugar & Star Black b Maléfico & Relámpago Azul
2) Explosivo, Magia Blanca, Robin b El Coyote, Grako, Guerrero de la Muerte
3) Esfinge, Pegasso, Rey Cometa b Cancerbero, Disturbio, Raziel
tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. b Ephesto, Luciferno, Pierroth
tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Rush b Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
Tecnicos took 2/3.
As did this one.
The Ovaciones version of the CMLL tag team tournament story says CMLL will announce the teams next week.
Arkangel de la Muerte was announced as wrestling Mazada on 04/04 in Tokyo. I wonder if he’s going over with Reyna Isis or if that’s just a one off.
Lucha Underground tickets for the first set of tapings were filled in five minutes. The good news is they only put up one weekend of tapings, and we know there will be several more of them, so you should still have a shot at them. They’ll probably put up the second week of tapings in the next week, if not sooner. If you’re interested, you’ll want to go their new Eventbrite website and create an account in advance, to minimize the checkout time.
Texano & Fantasma did some press promoting their mask match. In ESTO, Texano said he wants to get his title back from Wagner next, and hypes the mask versus hair match as a TripleMania level match.
AAA actually posted a listing of what’s going to air on TV this week. I’m so glad this is happening that I’m even not that sad it’s only happening after watching AAA on TV is pretty much irrelevant to people who read this site since you can watch it first on Twitch.
CIMA’s visit to DTU also happens to be the finals of that “young wrestler wins a trip Japan to wrestle in Dragon Gate” DTU Visoria contest from 2017. DTU had announced Jimmy (former Nerd), Mini Flash (from Veracruz), Kastgiador (Queretaro), and Sadiko (from Tampico) as finalists so far. There may be more coming. Jimmy is getting a surprise main event so he’d be the favorite.
Black Danger & Black Boy are announced for the The Crash’s WrestleCon show. Note the names. It doesn’t matter.
Today in Dr. Wagner Jr: tips for romance. Also, when asked, Dr. Wagner assures ESTO that he’s never been lured by drugs in his entire career.
Alonso Chapa, promoter of the Team 1927 indie promotion in Tijuana, passed away yesterday. It’s The Crash who announced it; 1927 would run shows a day after The Crash with a couple of the people flown in staying over along with the locals. They had that same setup this weekend with Penta & Fenix, but I have no idea if the show is still happening. Their own Facebook is quiet.
El Universal has an interview with lucha libre belt maker Santos Rodriguez Perez. He says he was a luchador who won a championship and wanted to get a copy of the belt for himself. It took a lot of work to track down the belt maker and, when he finally found him, he fell in love with the process of making belts and decided to get into himself. He avoids mentioning his luchador name.
The Tijuana box, lucha and MMA commission gave out 2017 awards yesterday. The Crash on the best promotion, Black Boy & Arkangel Divino were team of the year, Bestia 666 was rudo of the year, Arkangel Divino was tecnico of the year, Xtreme Tiger was best at wrestling outside of Mexico, Lady Lee was luchadora of the year, Pensamiento Negro was best referee,
Bobby Lee Jr. is looking for government support to set up a lucha libre gym in Leon to help the wrestling there. He dismisses the current group of wrestlers as people just trying to get themselves over as Facebook. (I understood Bobby Lee Sr. was the long time commissioner in Leon, so if wrestling in Leon went down, it’s kind of on his family’s watch.) This ties to an urban art exhibit happening in the city this weekend.
The Chihuahua lucha libre commission has opened a dining room in Gimnasio Josue Neri Santos, where retired luchadors can get a free meal between noon and five pm each day. It’s supposed to serve about 70 people, with the commission paying for the food (with help from local restaurants.) I hope this works out well; all I can think is of how it certainly would be abused and shut down in the US.
+LuchaTV had a new edition for their podcast. I had a workaround to turn YouTube into a MP3 RSS feed automatically but I guess it’s not working since I haven’t gotten the last couple.
03/03 Pura Raza Productions at Arena Lopez Mateos has so far
TKD has a really interesting post about how to buy New Japan or Dragon Gate tickets – or rather how crazy difficult it is to buy a NJPW ticket if you don’t have a Japanese phone number. (Step 1: get a Japanese phone number.) Mexico seems actually ahead of the game in this area.
DTU (SAT) 02/17/2018 Arena Neza
1) Devitt Rodríguez, Hard Boy, Irving Travieso Montiel vs Baby Star Jr., Fly Danger, Mini Flash
2) Drolux vs Toxin, Sky Man, Anarquía
3) Billy Gamer & Toto Gamer vs Camuflaje & Junior
4) Vengador vs Adrenalina, Kastigador, Kevin, Sadiko, Lokillo, Jitsu, Rey Volador
5) Halloween & X-Fly vs Paranoiko & Tiburón
6) CIMA, Cobre, Moria vs Draztick Boy, Jimmy, Negro Casas
CIMA is in Tijuana on Friday, here on Saturday, and I have no idea where on Sunday. Cobre, Moria and Jimmy being in the main event might be a hint about how that DTU contest is going to turn out.
IWRG (SUN) 02/18/2018 Arena Naucalpan
1) Celestial Boy vs Guerrero 2000
2) Dragón Orus & Príncipe Omi vs Dragón Bane & Fandango
3) Alas de Acero vs Ram El Carnero
4) Diablo Jr. & Súper Brazo Jr. vs Dragón Yuki & Gallo Frances
5) Black Dragón, Dinamic Black, Dragón Fly vs Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, X-Fly
6) Capo Del Norte, Capo Del Sur, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. vs Liderk, Spartan, Spector
7) Aramis, Hijo del Pantera, Internacional Pantera vs Ovett, Trauma I, Trauma II
Main event will have ref bits. I need the Comando Elite and the Capos to eliminate each other.
CMLL (MON) 02/19/2018 Arena Puebla
1) Astro & Centella Roja vs Ares & Fuerza Chicana
2) Flyer & Príncipe Diamante vs El Perverso & Rey Apocalipsis
3) Lestat, Pegasso, Stigma vs El Malayo, Kawato San, Universo 2000 Jr.
4) Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón vs Johnny Idol, Kráneo, Okumura
5) Soberano Jr. vs Mephisto [lightning]
6) Cavernario & Volador Jr. vs Último Guerrero & Valiente
That’s a rematch of last year’s incredible pairs final for no obvious reason, like how there’s no obvious reason for the fourth match to be rudo/rudo either. Soberano/Mephsito is probably setting up a title match next week, but which one? A world champ challenging for a national title would be dumb but not unprecedented.