Cavernario beats Marvin in Cara Lucha contra Lucha Memes, Wagner in IWRG, CMLL women’s title tonight

photo by Black Terry Jr.

LuchaMemes CaraLucha (SUN) 04/22/2018 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)R de Rudo]
1) Dragón Negro & Pumita De Oro b Estrella De Oro & Príncipe Aéreo
2) Torito Negro, Toro Negro II, Toro Negro Jr. b Alas de Acero, Aramis, Demasiado
3) Corsario Negro Jr., Drako, Fresero Jr., Gato De Ecatepec b Fly Warrior, Sky Man, Toxin, Yoruba
4) Iron Kid b Eterno
5) Templario © b Dr. Cerebro [Cara Lucha The Best]
good match. Templario third defense, first since July.
6) Arez, Belial, Impulso b Danger King, Guerrero Mixtico, Torito Negro
Torito Negro replaced Andy Boy.
7) Cavernario b Ricky Marvin Ricky Marvin vs Cavernario en la Arena Coliseo Coacalco en Cara Lucha vs Lucha Memes. (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
very good match.

It sounds like the trios match might have been the best, and the best at creating the dueling promotions/fanbase environment. Good reviews for the main event too. Cara Lucha isn’t really running and this seemed to be a Lucha Memes show, but they were still egalitarianism about splitting the wins 3-3. There’s a lot more that goes into promotions working together but that seems like a good start.

The show also included a marriage proposal.

IWRG (SUN) 04/22/2018 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)The Gladiatores]
1) Shadow Boy b Toto
2) Dinamic Black, Diosa Atenea, Diva Salvaje b Dragón Bane, Lady Cat, Lili Dark
Lady Cat replaced by Reina del Sur. Dinamic Black complimented Dragon Bane post match and fofered a singles match.
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo DQ Factor, Liderk, Spartan, Spector
straight falls, last by DQ.
4) Aramis, Emperador Azteca, Hijo de Canis Lupus b Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Ovett
5) Imposible © b El Hijo del Medico Asesino [IWRG Rey del Ring]
fourth defense, first since September.
6) Mr. Electro, Rey Wagner, Veneno DQ Capo del Norte, Dark Magic, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
Veneno was honored for 25 years in wrestling. Debut of Dark Magic, who is from Michigan. Mascara 2000 fouled Rey Wagner for the DQ. Mascara wants a hair vs hair match and a heavyweight title versus heavyweight title match.

Attendance was way up for the Dr. Wagner appearance.

There’s two CMLL women’s singles match this week. Tonight’s Arena Puebla will probably have the better of the two. Dalys defends her CMLL Women’s Championship against Kaho Kobayashi in the fourth match of the card, which is also higher on the card than the Sugehit/Seductora hair match on Friday. Kaho’s close to finishing up her Mexico tour, though she’s booked this upcoming weekend in Monterrey so this must not be her last match. She’d be a surprise champion, not having presented too strongly to this point. Dalys matches seem often too rehearsed, which might work in the favor in creating a big singles match this time.

The main event has Caristico, Kraneo, and Ultimo Guerrero vs Terrible, Valiente and Volador. This is the second week of a Relevos Increibles, which usually sets up something when Rush isn’t involved. Maybe Terrible/Kraneo? Cavernario, Felino and Negro Casas team up against Atlantis, Diamante Azul and Soberano in the semimain. Audaz & Virus meet in the tercera, with Lestat, Tigre Rojo, Disturbio and Kawato. Principe Diamante & Robin take on Malayo & King Jaguar, and Astro & Meyer face Espiritu Maligno & Rey Apocalipsis.

CultIcon previews this show. It’ll start at 9pm on CMLL’s YouTube.

Dragon Lee is listed on a poster for the NJPW Best of Super Junior to no big surprise. It’s going to be news if he’s ever not in that tournament. There’s still no update from CMLL on what his actual health status is. He is listed on Friday’s CMLL card. CMLL typically will decide on Monday afternoon if luchadors are healthy enough to wrestle that week and quietly make changes on their website. As of 1pm CT, they hadn’t taken Lee out of the lineup and had no other updated on his status.

Mr. Niebla talked about battling his alcohol addiction at his 25th Anniversary show. Shocker missed the main event there.

Segunda Caida reviews yesterday’s Hugo Lucha Lucha show from Sunday.


CMLL (SAT) 04/28/2018 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala, Retro, Sangre Imperial vs Cholo, Grako, Yago
2) Magia Blanca, Pegasso, Príncipe Diamante vs Espanto Jr., Príncipe Odín Jr., Templario
3) Ángel, Gallito, Microman vs Chamuel, Mije, Perico Zakarías
4) Blue Panther Jr., Soberano Jr., The Panther vs Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr. vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón

Angel de Oro & Niebla Roja calling in the big gun to deal with NGD.

Micros on this show suggest they’re not going to be on Sunday or probably Monday.