CMLL (TUE) 02/20/2018 Arena México [CMLL, Wrestling With GIFs]
1) Acero & Aéreo b Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia
tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel b Magnus, Metatrón, Sensei
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Lady Maravilla, Princesa Sugehit, Sanely DQ Amapola, La Comandante, Reyna Isis
Straight falls, Amapola getting DQ for not letting go of a choke by a five count.
4) Pólvora b Tiger [lightning]
5) Johnny Idol, Mephisto, Okumura b Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther
Rudos took 2/3.
6) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Valiente b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
tecnicos took 2/3.
Amapola attempting to murder Sugehit was the only notable thing on this show. That looked like a planned weird finish and not a Tirantes finish, though they played it up like one after the fact.
CMLL (TUE) 02/20/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) El Mágico & Star Black b Frezzer & Ráfaga
Star Black replaced Capitan Cobra. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Difunto, Sangre Azteca b Astral, Robin, Vaquero Jr.
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Audaz, Esfinge, Tritón b Kawato San, Sagrado, Virus
Kawato Guadalajara debut. Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Felino, Hechicero, Luciferno b Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, Titán
Rudos took 1/3.
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Rush b Cavernario, Ephesto, Shocker
Tecnicos took 2/3.
Nothing much happening here.
Caristico, critical of Mistico for not making more of the name, says Mistico won the lottery without buying a ticket. Caristico says the people know he’s the real Mistico and they always cheer him over guys like Mistico & Volador. Volador might have kept the title, but Caristico says he won the real prize, the affection of the people. This reads like Caristico saying things he’d like to say in the guise of being part of the storyline.
Uproxx’s McMahonsplaining podcast has an interview with AR Fox & Shane Strickland about Lucha Underground the Hell of War match. It’s a good interview, with a lot on how they got to Lucha Underground. Fox says that, when he was told they were having the match, he stayed up all night thinking about things they could do in that set up. Not to each other, Strickland explains both he and Fox came up with just crazy spots they wanted to take, not what they were going to do to the other people. They both trusted each other a lot going in and were really happy to come out of it as well as they did. They’ve got some interesting ideas about who they’d like to see coming aboard in season 4.
Over on Lucha Underground’s (unofficial) reddit, there’s a list of people who appear to be coming back for Season 4.
Soberano Jr. will face Punishment Martinez on 03/03 on that ROH’s Anniversary show. Punishment Martinez is a tall heavyweight who can fly a bit. Soberano is giving up a lot of size and a lot of height but at least he has a big target to hit. Volador & Ultimo Guerrero’s matches have not been announced yet.
PWG announced Flamita & Bandido versus Desmond Xaxiver & Zachary Wentz for their 03/23 show, a rematch of a Dragon Gate match. Rey Horuz will also face Joey Janela on the show.
The Crash announced LA Park will be on their 04/06 WrestleCon show. No match has been announced.
Chilanga Mask returns on 05/20 in Coliseo Coacalco
LuchaWorld has the latest news update.
Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Underground Season 3×32.
2018 is lucha libre reviews Cobre, Moria & CIMA vs Jimmy, Draztick Boy, Negro Casas.
IWRG (SUN) 02/25/2018 Arena Naucalpan
1) Full Contact vs Skanda
2) Haziel & Súper Brazo Jr. vs Adrenalina & Atomic Star
3) Chico Che & Freelance vs Gallo Frances & Máquina Infernal
4) Emperador Azteca, Hijo del Alebrije, Hijo del Pantera vs Ovett, Trauma II, X-Fly
5) Eterno, Liderk, Spartan, Spector vs Capo Del Norte, Capo Del Sur, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
6) Lunatic Xtreme & Máscara Año 2000 Jr. vs Ram El Carnero & Trauma I and Shadow Boy & Villano V Jr. and Dinamic Black & Internacional Pantera and Black Dragón & Veneno and Black Warrior & Dragón Bane and El Hijo del Medico Asesino & Leroy and Aramis & Hijo De Dos Caras [Gran Protector, battle royal]
7) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Protector, quarterfinal]
8) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Protector, quarterfinal]
9) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Protector, quarterfinal]
10) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Protector, quarterfinal]
11) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Protector, semifinal]
12) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Protector, semifinal]
13) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Protector, final]
IWRG’s Gran Protector – their version of CMLL’s Gran Alterntativa veteran/rookie tag team tournament, features the usual IWRG oddness. Villano V Jr., who’s been Villano V Jr. for about five minutes, is a veteran. Black Dragon is a recent champion in the promotion, Dinamic Black won his title a while back but that’s because he’s been around IWRG forever and isn’t close to being a rookie. Aramis & Hijo de Dos Caras even gives us the annual team of the rookie being a lot better than the veteran.
The winning team will get a tag title shot. Black Warrior & Warrior Jr. are current champs. The Traumas won a #1 contenders match on New Years Day and everyone seems to have forgot.
Black Terry & Diablo Jr. won this last year.
CMLL (MON) 02/26/2018 Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis & París vs Espíritu Maligno & Sombra Diabólika
2) Astro & Stukita vs Guerrero Espacial & Mercurio
3) Lestat, Rey Samuray, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Templario
4) Diamante Azul, Hechicero, Stuka Jr. vs Johnny Idol, Kráneo, Titán [Relevos Increíbles]
5) Mephisto © vs Soberano Jr. [CMLL WELTER]
6) Valiente & Volador Jr. vs Cavernario & Último Guerrero
The top two matches were set up on Monday. Soberano winning the world welterweight title and vacating the national one wouldn’t be impossible – it’d be another tournament! – but it’s unlikely. Still should be good. No idea why they’re doing the weird sides in the fourth match. Rey Samuray versus Templario could be the best Arena Puebla match of Rey Samuray’s life.
The Crash (SAT) 03/17/2018 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Súper Caló Jr. & Xperia vs Búfalo Ayala & Último Maldito
2) Black Boy © vs Tiago, Látigo, Astrolux, Rayo Star, Torito Negro [The Crash JUNIOR]
3) El Bandido & Flamita vs Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz and Aeroboy & Séptimo Dragón [The Crash TAG]
4) Damián 666, Extreme Tiger, Nicho el Millionario vs Black Danger, Black Taurus, Garza Jr.
5) Arkángel Divino & Rich Swann vs Mr. 450 & Shane Taylor
6) Rey Mysterio Jr. © vs Bestia 666 [The Crash HEAVY]
The Hardy Boys title reign ends after 396 days and zero defenses. The Crash is also running the Dragon Gate match, along with Aeroboy & Septimo Dragon as the third team. I hope Violento Jack isn’t upset about Aeroboy cheating on him like this.
Rich Swann debuts, along with ROH’s Shane Taylor. Arkangel gets a much higher position than usual and a chance for some revenge after the Rebelion Amarilla messed him up on the lasts how.
The main event will sure say a lot about how sure Rey is going to be around the rest of the year. Bestia, as the hometown rudo, is as good a choice to win the title as any.
AAA TV (SUN) 03/25/2018 Arena Jose Sulaiman, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
1) Mamba & Pimpinela Escarlata vs Ashley & Estrella Divina
2) Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria vs Monsther Clown & Murder Clown and Joe Lider & Mr. Águila
3) Hijo del Fantasma vs La Parka Negra [AAA CRUISER, #1 Contenders, bull terrier]
4) Aerostar & Drago vs Rey Escorpión & Texano Jr.
5) Máximo, Pagano, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka vs Blue Demon Jr. & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. and Hernandez & Vampiro [Copa Leyendas]
Vampiro teaming with Hernandez suggests one of them is turning or it just doesn’t make sense. Probably doesn’t make sense, but I’d also really like see the story that logically explains Hijo del Fantasma & Parka Negra meeting in a chain match to face Australian Suicide. Fourth match looks good.