The title match was better than the lightning match last week. It’s about the upper limit of what a Dalys title match is going to look like in the current status quo.
The Torneo Nueva Valores, so CMLL Tuesday shows are just back to being a collection of matches oddly labeled as Nuevo Valores. The main event has Caristico, Valiente and Volador, fresh off fighting each other last night, face Euforia, Gran Guerrero and Mephisto. The semimain is an odd semimain with Hechicero, Bestia and Terrible taking on Ephesto, Luciferno and Mascara 2000. There’s no reason for Mephisto to be split from his partners unless they’re setting up the Bestia/Mascara thing again. There could also just be no reason.
The match of the night will likely by the fourth match, with Audaz and Templario on opposite sides of a trios. Templario teams with the Revolucionarios, who probably should be pitching the new rudo star on joining their group. Audaz teams with Guerrero Maya & Rey Cometa. The lightning match should be good, with a first time ever The Panther versus Fuego.
The second match has Magnus, Oro and Principe Diamante against grump rudo trio Cancerbero, Nitro and Raziel. The show, as Tuesdays seem to do all the time, opens with a minis match. This time one has Pequeno Nitro & Olimpico against Angelito and Ultimo Dragonicto
CMLL announced Dragon Lee will be out three weeks following his injury on Friday night. CMLL didn’t specific the injury; Dragon Lee says it’s a quadriceps strain. Three weeks would mean maybe Dragon Lee wrestles a match or two in Mexico before heading to Japan for the Best of Super Juniors, but would definitely still be in that competition. The length of recovery from that injury depends on the severity, and no one’s going into detail with that. Three weeks is the time that makes most sense either way. If it’s bad, that’s all the time he can take off while still being ready for Japan. If it’s minor, there’s no sense in him risking a reinjury by wrestling a lot before going on tour.
Atlantis will replace Dragon Lee tonight in Guadalajara. Titan will move up to Lee’s spot on Friday, with Drone taking the empty spot in the opener. CMLL mentioned Diamante Azul will replace Dragon Lee on Sunday, seemingly forgetting they hadn’t actually announced a lineup for Sunday yet.
AAA posted the first part of the Cuernavaca taping. It looks like they’re sticking with the Space shows on YoTube going forward. Just to be clear, there are now three versions of AAA, airing the same matches
AAA on Twitch, where the matches air weeks/months before either TV show
AAA on Space, which includes vignettes that don’t appear to be shown elsewhere
AAA on Televisa, which includes upcoming lineup and NotiAAA segments which aren’t on the other two.
Maybe this is some sort of A/B testing to see what works? Maybe the should run the vignettes as a second show on the Twitch stream if they’re not able to air live? To be fair, there wasn’t important information in the vignettes this week, though it does help build up the characters.
CMLL (SUN) 04/29/2018Arena México
1) Fantasy & Último Dragóncito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
2) Flyer, Magnus, Star Jr. vs Cancerbero, Disturbio, Raziel
3) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, La Seductora, Zeuxis
4) Microman vs Chamuel, Gallito, Mije, Ángel, Zacarias el Perico, Átomo, Guapito [cibernetico]
5) Niebla Roja, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
6) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Micros on Saturday, Micro on Sunday. They’re hyping it as a busy weekend for the Micros, so I suspect they’ll also be in Puebla on Monday. That’s a first ever micros cibernetico with a debuting Atomo. Or a returning Atomo. There was an Atomo between 2007 to 2009, who we thought might have become Mini Maximo or Zacarias. It’s definitely not Zacarias this time.
IWRG Zona XXI: 2018-04-21
taped 2018-04-18 @ Arena Naucalpan – YouTube/Mega
1) Dragón Orus, Fireman, Fly Tiger vs Biosfera, Carnicero, Dinámico
2) Ángel Oriental, Dranzer, Hijo Del Bombero vs Black Puma, Chicanito, Voltar
3) Arquero, Kanon, Mexica vs Adrenalina, Picudo Jr., Power Boy
4) Leo, Mike, Teelo vs Demonio Infernal, Lunatic Xtreme, Ovett
5) Atomic Star, Black Dragón, Chef Benito, Guerrero 2000, Keiser Drago, Lunatic Xtreme, Shadow Boy, Toto vs Aeroespecial, Divino, Dragón Bane, Fandango, Hausser, Hijo Del Brazo De Platino, Ninja de Fuego, Tekno and Ángel Estrella Jr., Cremosito, Death Metal, Guero Palma, Hijo De La Bestia, Klivan, Marduk, Taurinoin a cage match and for the hair and for the mask
CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2018-04-22
taped 2018-04-13 @ Arena México – Mega
1) Negro Casas vs Soberano Jr.in a lightning match
2) Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Mephisto, Último Guerrero
3) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Kráneo vs La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terriblein a relevos increíbles match