Sugehit/Seductora hair match set for 04/27, CMLL Anniversary on 09/14, Gran Alternativa

CMLL’s April press conference took place this afternoon. The only big surprise was CMLL announcing the Anniversary date. The rest of the show were expected tournament and apuesta matches.

CMLL’s 85th Anniversary show will take place on September 14th. This is the earliest they’ve announced the date. I think they’ve figured out that people will plan trips just to see the show and are adjusting accordingly. There’s no match certain to headline the show at this point, which CMLL instead hinting a lot of ideas.

CMLL did specify what will be the big match on the 04/27 (the building) Arena Mexico Anniversary show: Princesa Sugehit versus La Seductora in a hair versus hair match. This was obviously coming from their recent run-ins on Friday nights. It’s not a particularly compelling match: Seductora’s sole other apuesta match was losing her mask in a tag team match and her matches are rarely good. Sugehit is the heavy favorite, but I’m not sure if it would even mean much if she lost. No other matches were announced for that show. Tickets are already on sale, and are not much higher than normal. Ringside for that show is 616 MXN, while it’s 508 MXN for the normal show this week.

The Gran Alternativa will take place in May. The usual 16 team tournament three week tournament starts on May 4th and finishes on May 18th. Block A teams were announced.

  • Angel de Oro & Robin (2nd time, first in 2013)
  • Volador Jr. & Flyer (3rd, 2016 & 2017)
  • Hechicero & Espanto Jr. (4th, 2013, 2014 & 2017)
  • Terrible & Hijo del Signo (3rd, 2011, 2012)
  • Atlantis & Magia Blanca (2nd, 2016)
  • Mistico & Electrico (1st)
  • Mephisto & Yago (2nd, 2016)
  • Ephesto & Maquiavelo (1st)

That’s a weak field of rookies. Flyer & Magia Blanca just did well so they should do well again. Electrico is a champion, though they’ve forgotten it. Someone else (Yago? Robin?) is going to make the second round just because there’s not much.

The Block B field was not announced. It should include both Audaz & Templario, but they weren’t in Nuevo Valores.

CMLL will run three shows for Kid’s Day: Saturday 04/28 in Arena Coliseo, 04/29 in Arena Mexico and 04/30 in Arena Puebla. They’ve mentioned doing something in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara previously. No matches were announced for any of these. There’s usually ticket deals for children on those shows, but I haven’t seen those announced yet.

Magia Blanca will face Soberano for the national welterweight championship on May 1st. This is his prize for winning the Torneo Nuevo Valores tournament last night. That show will be at the holiday 5pm start time; Mexico celebrates Labor Day on May 1st.

The middle of the show was taken up by an interview with Kraneo, repeating the same talking points from previous interviews: he’s a tecnico now, he’s not replacing Super Porky and hopes team with him soon, and he’d like to form a trio.

Magia Blanca wins Nuevo Valores, Volador & Valiente keep tag titles, Memes/CHIKARA

Magia Blanca

CMLL has a press conference at noon today. I’ll cover it an separate post later today.

CMLL (TUE) 04/17/2018 Arena México [CMLL, Lucha Central]
1) Acero & Aéreo b Angelito & Pequeño Universo 2000 LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 17 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Angelito replaced Pequeno Violencia.
2) Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel b Eléctrico, Magnus, Robin LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 17 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Audaz, Star Jr., Súper Astro Jr. DQ Disturbio, Universo 2000 Jr., Virus LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 17 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
straight falls, Virus DQed for removing Audaz’ mask.
4) Drone, Esfinge, Tritón b Kawato San, Okumura, Sagrado LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 17 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 1/3. Esfinge needed medical help after Kawato failed to catch him on a dive for the second straight match.
5) Magia Blanca b Flyer [torneo nuevo valores, finalLUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 17 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Magia Blanca took 1/3.
6) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Rush b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 17 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rush replaced Soberano earlier in the day. Tecnicos took 1/3.

There’s post match interviews from Metalico, Super Astro Jr., fish Triton, Magia Blanca, Dragon Lee & Rush and Carsitico. Something tells me that Caristico is going to be doing a lot of these.

Blanca/Flyer seemed OK. Maybe good. Flyer struggled with springboards but didn’t derail him. Magia Blanca doing the Ultimo Dragon taunt into the finish was not something I’m a fan of. I don’t mind the finish, but one guy getting people to do something obviously ill considered to set up their finish is already about one too many, I don’t want a whole training class of guys doing the same.

They’ve got to move Kawato down to the no-dive matches if he’s not going to catch the dives.

CMLL (TUE) 04/17/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@Arena_GDL]
1) Bengala, Pantera Blanca, Star Black b Gemelo Pantera I, Gemelo Pantera II, Príncipe Odín Jr.
Team Star Black took 2/3.
2) Mercurio, Pierrothito, Relámpago Azul b Micro, Shockercito, Stukita
Rudos took 1/3, setting up a Mercurio/Shockercito title match next week.
3) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther b Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Pólvora
Blue Panther replaced Guerrero Maya. Panthers took 1/3.
4) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Valiente & Volador Jr. © b Cavernario & Negro Casas [CMLL TAG]
Tecnicos took 2/3 to keep the tag titles. First defense. Money thrown in.

Main event sounds like it went well. Shockcercito/Mercurio could be a good match if Mercurio tries.

Microman is interviewed with El Grafico. Microman says he was surprised the first time a kid wanted his autograph, and he plans to resume his computer programming education soon so he has something to fall back on.

Lucha Memes announced they’d be working with Mike Quackenbush and his Chikara promotion in the future. No details have been announced. It’s billed as Quackenbush’s coming to Mexico for the first time, which is not actually the case but 13 years is a long time. CHIKARA wrestlers had worked ChilangaMask shows years ago to mixed results. Chuck Taylor’s promo about the Coacalco dog was really the high point.

As an aside, CHIKARA has a website where you watch every match they have ever run thru a streaming site for a monthly fee. LuchaMemes has a situation where sometimes I beg on Twitter to get matches posted and most of them sit unseen on a hard drive where no one can watch them until the end of time. It’s nearly the same thing.

Alberto hosted a charity soccer game yesterday for his foundation. They lost track of the score. Alberto told the press that he’s retiring in 2019 because he doesn’t like wrestling as it is these days and prefers doing something else instead of changing it.

Blue Demon Jr. was wrestling in Costa Rica over the weekend, wrestling and visiting children in the hospital.

La Voz has an interview Coahuila luchadors Hijo de Centurion Negro.