CMLL (TUE) 04/10/2018 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Magnus & Robin b Akuma & Metálico
tecnicos took 1/3. Metalico replaced Cholo.
2) Eléctrico, Fuego, Pegasso vs Disturbio, Hijo del Signo, Nitro
tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Principe Daniel & Príncipe Odín Jr. b El Coyote, Fugaz, Príncipe Diamante, Maquiavelo, Reyko, Magia Blanca [Torneo Nuevos Valores, battle royal]
4) Magia Blanca b Reyko [Torneo Nuevos Valores, 8f]
5) El Coyote b Fugaz [Torneo Nuevos Valores, 8f]
6) Príncipe Diamante b Maquiavelo [Torneo Nuevos Valores, 8f]
7) Principe Daniel b Príncipe Odín Jr. [Torneo Nuevos Valores, 8f]
8) Magia Blanca b El Coyote [Torneo Nuevos Valores, quarterfinal]
9) Príncipe Diamante b Principe Daniel [Torneo Nuevos Valores, quarterfinal]
10) Magia Blanca b Príncipe Diamante [Torneo Nuevos Valores, semifinal]
Magia Blanca will face Flyer next week in the final.
11) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Niebla Roja b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
Diamante Azul replaced Angel de Oro. tecnicos took 2/3.
12) Dragón Lee b Mephisto
Dragon Lee took 2/3.
Haven’t seen this, but I heard the tournament was fun and Lee/Mephisto was good. Magia Blanca/Flyer is quite the match of guys who came be sometime good but sometimes go off the rails. I think people would be more excited about Magia Blanca being in the final if this was coming after that great January match and not when the last time most people saw him was blowing moves on a Friady show.
Universal final was Volador versus Ultimo Guerrero and this is Volador’s nephew versus a UG trainee.
CMLL (TUE) 04/10/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@Arena_GDL]
1) Gran Kenut & León Blanco b El Divino & Neutrón
2) Micro, Shockercito, Stukita DQ Mercurio, Pierrothito, Relámpago Azul
Mercurio fouled Shockercito.
3) Drone, El Audaz, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Kawato San, Puma, Tiger
tecnicos took 2/3
4) Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón © b Esfinge, Titán, Tritón [MEX TRIOS]
NGD took falls 2/3 in their third defense
5) Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas b Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Cavernario & Negro Casas challenged Volador & Valiente to a tag title match next week.
They’re actually remembering the tag team titles, that’s nice.
Angelico announced he’d parted ways with Lucha Underground. The WON had reported previously that he’d been turned down asking for a release. Angelico had definite WWE interest in the past and would figure to be one of a few now ex-LU people looking for a deal there. I would expect other promotions might come calling, but a deal for NXT seems most likely.
Jack Evans also announced he’s done with Lucha Underground. In the replies, Jack mentions he actually finished up before the final tapings of Season 4, and said the reason he quit was mainly because of the LU contract but an argument with Ivelisse got him to take the final jump. Jack seems to like living in Mexico and having his freedom. WWE and 2018 Jack Evans would be a bad match. But quitting both The Crash & LU in short order does seem to open the possibility of him doing something else. Jack Evans was actually the first person I saw when I got to my hotel in New Orleans. I did not ask him about any of this. I just nodded and kept going so he could continue smoking in peace.
Vampiro retirement progression (March 2018 edition)
- 03/22: Vampiro announces he’ll have a big announcement tomorrow about his career in the ring
- 03/23: Vampiro posts a meme instead.
- 03/24: Vampiro says “no more TV” after his match with Xalapa
- 03/25: Vampiro has a “strong feeling” the match in Monterrey will be his last match on TV, but may keep wrestling house shows and hopes to retire at TripleMania
- 03/26: Vampiro wrestles in Monterrey, says his plan is to retire at Verano de Escandalo in Monterrey next time if AAA lets him.
- 03/31: Vampiro says he’ll talk to people before deciding when he’ll have last matches
- 04/09: Vampiro announces he’s had his last match, post medical records of injuries from a couple years ago
- 04/11: Vampiro says he’s wrestling on Puebla on 04/14, but not on 05/16 in San Luis Potosi because he’ll be retired by then for sure.
I know that, by being laser focused on what a crazy person Vampiro is, I am actually the one who is now coming off as the crazy person. Like Vampiro with the many tragic accidents he seems to see on the road, I just can’t look away.
NPWL will have Vinnie Masaro vs Tiger Casas on 05/19 in Petaluma, California.
The Crash announced an 05/20 Tlaxcala show. Rey Mysterio and Caristico are advertised for the show.
CMLL (SUN) 04/15/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Amperaje vs Paymon
2) Avispón Negro Jr. & Johnny Dinamo vs Demonio Rojo & Destructor
3) Black Sugar & El Divino vs Gran Kenut & León Blanco
4) Explosivo & Star Black vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
5) El Alteño, Luminoso, Mágico, Rielero vs Bobby Black, Carlo Roggi, El Chakal, Mr. Apolo
Bobby Black is the former masked Espectrum, who resurfaced here to form Los Chakales del Ring with the rest of the rudos. It looks like Bobby Black was the name he was using before the masked stint too. Not sure who Luminoso is.
The Truenos and Star Black/Explosivo are feuding.
CMLL (MON) 04/16/2018 Arena Puebla
1) Astro, Asturiano, Shockercito vs Espíritu Maligno, Joker, Mercurio
2) Kaho Kobayashi & Sanely vs Dalys & La Comandante
3) Pantera Blanca, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Gemelo Pantera I, Gemelo Pantera II, Tiger
4) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Lee, Niebla Roja vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
5) Atlantis, Carístico, Negro Casas vs Terrible, Valiente, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
Volador gets to be mean to Caristico, a dream. Semimain is the rematch and may set up a title match on 04/23.
The Panteras last passed thru in December. It’s still weird they get spots from regular CMLL wrestlers. They were fine, but there are much more interesting people to have in for guesta ppearances.