LA Park beats Fenix in Crash, CMLL weekend results, AAA in a telenovela

photo by Black Terry Jr.

CMLL (SAT) 04/14/2018 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia b Acero & Aéreo
rudos took 1/3.
2) Estrellita, La Guerrera, La Maligna b La Comandante, Metálica, Tiffany
La Guerrera debut match. Tecnicas took 1/3.
3) Astral, El Audaz, Stigma b Cancerbero, Disturbio, Raziel Disturbio Cmll, Cancerbero y Raziel vs Audaz, Stigma y Astral. 1a caída (posted by Princesa Dorada) Disturbio Cmll, Cancerbero y Raziel vs Audaz, Stigma y Astral. 2a y 3a caídas (posted by Princesa Dorada)
Disturbio replaced Arkangel. Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Drone b Misterioso Jr. [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr. b Hechicero, Luciferno, Okumura
tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Felino, Kráneo, Último Guerrero b Ángel de Oro, Dragón Lee, Niebla Roja
Felino replaced Rey Bucanero on Tuesday. Kraneo got along with his teammates enough for them to win. Rudos took 1/3, UG sneaking in a foul on Niebla Roja to set up a title match next week.

Kraneo working as a normal rudo menas whoever booked this show didn’t know they were turning him eight days ago. La Guerrera introduces herself in a promo, and there are also some from Drone, Hechicero, Blue Panther, Kraneo, and Niebla Roja.

CMLL (SUN) 04/15/2018 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Magnus & Retro b Apocalipsis & El Coyote
tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Virus b Magia Blanca, Pegasso, Star Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Pólvora b Blue Panther Jr., Drone, The Panther
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Blue Panther DCOR Rey Cometa [lightning]
another lightning match draw, this time both being counted out after a Cometa dive.
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
tecnicos took 2/3, then challenged for the national trios titles. NGD accepted.
6) Atlantis, Dragón Lee, Volador Jr. b Luciferno, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
Lucifierno replaced Ephesto. Tecnicos took 2/3.

Post match promos from this show are Magia Blanca, Blue Panther, and the team of Soberano, Angel de Oro & Niebla Roja. Do you think the people in charge of making matches for CMLL realize they’re running the same basic feud on Sunday and Monday, just with Soberano swapped out for Dragon Lee? I think they might know but don’t actually care. Better question is why they’re setting up matches for the 22nd when they have a big show on the 29th.

The draws in the lightning matches are probably related to doing only same band matches.

CMLL’s Ticketmaster says the 62nd Arena Mexico Anniversary show tickets run from 612 to 173 MXN. ($34 USD to $9.50). That figures to be Seductora/Sugehit but we’ll find out Wednesday.

The Crash (SAT) 04/14/2018 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California [+LuchaTV, Lucha CentralTJ Sports, Zona Ruda]
1) Búfalo Ayala & Último Maldito b Antar & Kronoz
Toruk was replaced by Antar, an old partner of Kronoz.
2) Black Danger, Black Taurus, Lacey Lane, Lady Flammer b Christi Jaynes, Keyra, Luke Hawx, Rayo Star
Christi Jaynes took the pin, but challenged Lacey Lane to a title match.
3) ACH & Willie Mack b Extreme Tiger & Rey Horus and El Bandido & Flamita
Tiger left the match with an arm injury. Willie beat Bandido, but the tag title weren’t on the line.
4) Mr. 450 b DagaArkángel DivinoJimmy Jacobs
Mr. 450 pinned Daga with help from Lacey Lnae.
5) Garza Jr. b Bestia 666Penta Zero M Bestia 666 vs Garza Jr vs Penta Zero M (posted by Lucha Libre De Tijuana) Facebook video (posted by )
The Rebelion Amarilla teammates worked together for most of the match. Garza won via foul. Daga tried to make the save post match but was helped back by security, and they teased Bestia/Garza vs Penta/Daga in an apuesta match.
6) LA Park b The King Facebook video (posted by ) L.A. Park vs Rey Fenix (posted by Lucha Libre De Tijuana)
Good match. Rey Fenix (The King) praised LA Park after the match, and LA Park told him to tell his brother (Penta) that he wants a mask vs mask match.

A female fan got taken out during the Park/Fenix crowd brawling. It doesn’t sound like it was serious. The match went well otherwise. Odd that Bandido & Flamita win the tag titles on the last show and then took the pin on this one, but it’s a lucha promotion so titles aren’t going to make much sense.

The Crash announced their next show will be on May 19th and will include a tribute to Hector Garza. Mesias & Caristico will appear on the show.

Diario.MX has an article on actress Andrea Escarlona, who will soon be appearing in a telenovela as an AAA luchadora. This is not the show AAA has been working with Space. It’s instead a different show called “Y Mañana Será Otro Día… Mejor” for Televisa that’ll be 70 episodes long. Escarlona plays “Lydia ‘Estrella Fugaz, La Quebranta Corazones.'” It reads that show has wrestling scenes – she’s been training with Latin Lover – but that may all be a subplot in a show that’s not specifically wrestling focused.  The show starts on Monday but you can’t get me to watch this one.

Ace Austin beat Lokillo to win the DTU Alto Impacto title tonight in Acapulco. Draztick Boy seems to have missed the entire tour.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of the Saturday a Super Astro show, where Pierroth was honored.

Lucha Sorpresa has recent match recommendations.


Mexa Wrestling (SAT) 04/28/2018 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Danger & Sádico vs Demasiado & Luz Clarita and Leo & Rafy
2) Star Fire vs Keyra
3) Aramis vs Astrolux © [The Crash JUNIOR]
4) Centurion vs Trauma II
match has a time limit (but it’s not clear what it is)
5) Golden Boy & Símbolo (Nuevo Leon) vs Corsario Negro & Drako
6) Fly Star vs Toxin [super libre]
7) Arez vs Metaleón vs The Tiger vs El Bandido

Again, lots of good matches in Mexa Wrestling and I hope there are people there to see it. The DTU show didn’t do well here either.

CMLL Guadalajara: 2018-04-14 

Esfinge’s kick actually looked good!

Recapped: 04/14/2018


Drone, El Audaz, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kawato San, Puma, Tiger
(11:41 [4:16, 3:34, 3:51], 2/3, ok)

Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón © beat Esfinge, Titán, Tritón for the Mexican National Trios Championship
(20:33 [6:40, 4:05, 9:48], 2/3, good)

Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas
(4:42 [1:37, 1:40, 1:25], 1/3, ok)

All matches are in this playlist.

What happened:

drone tope

The easiest way for me to record this is to use my streaming software to capture it. I watched it live to make sure it recorded ok (it did, except for a dive in the title match), and thought I might as well do a recap.

The NGD kept the trios titles.

Negro Casas & Cavernario pinning Volador & Valiente sets up a tag title match next week.


The main event was barely notable. I’m not sure if it was quite as short live, there might have been editing, but it was barely much on TV. The Valiente/Negro Casas war was the easy highlight of this match. If you already knew they were heading to a tag title match, you could make some sense of the finish, but it didn’t have any meaning otherwise.

NGD ruining Titan’s fun

The title match took a while to get to an interesting level. Outside of the mat work, it would’ve been tough to tell they were even trying for a bigger match than usual thru the first two falls. The third fall felt like they blew threw where a normal match ends and kept going for a lot more. They seemed to get a lot more time than normal for a Guadalajara TV match and that extra time gave them opportunity to do that much more. (I wonder if the pace would’ve worked better for me if I wasn’t worried they’d run out of time when they were starting slow.) Titan and Sansón probably did one too many forearm battles, but were the best at adding those dramatic moments to the match. Titan getting a believable near fall before he lost really helped. Triton & Esfinge did well – Esfinge actually connected on his kick! – though Triton had a better match the previous Friday night. Everyone did well, it just needed more early to be really something.

The opener was not much. There were great names for action in the match but it never got good. Very much a match always stuck in first gear with a couple nice spots. It wasn’t horrible by any means but nothing you need to seek out.