CMLL (FRI) 04/27/2018 Arena México [Estrellas del Ring, Lucha Central, luchabog, Marca, Ovaciones]
62nd Arena Mexico Anniversary
1) Drone, El Audaz, Tritón b Okumura, Tiger, Virus
12:31. Drone replaced Titan (moved up) on Monday. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr., Titán b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
13:58. Titan replaced Dragon Lee (injury) on Monday. Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Princesa Sugehit b La Seductora [hair]
17:53. Sugehit took 1/3. Seductora lost her hair for the first time.
4) Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Terrible b Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja
14:33. Rudos took 1/3.
5) Kráneo b Rush
9:07. Straight falls. Rush was DQed in the first fall for ripping off Kraneo’s mask. Kraneo fouled and splashed Rush for the second fall win.
6) Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Cavernario, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
7:27. Tecnicos took 2/3.
Show was alright. There was no must see match on the show on quality alone, but Sugehit/Seductora and Rush/Kraneo both had enough to satisfy people interested in those matches. It was really more the other matches which were slight disappointments. Crowd seemed good but we never got much of a look at the upper deck; they kept the lights low all night.
The stream went out before the main event and never came back on. CMLL & Marca didn’t acknowledge it happening. it was on Youtube either.
As Charro passed away earlier today. As Charro was a lucha libre star of the 70s and 80s. Another wrestler had been using the character more recently. Lucha Central has five things you should know about As Charro.
Jim Vasallone has a video interview with Konnan, where he says he’s back in AAA “booker/writer”. His explanation is the AAA family want to focus on going international, he talked about ideas, and they thought he was the best part for it.
AAA has a video up promoting Sammy Guevera and Darby Allin as coming in soon. No date is given. I wonder if Allin is the mystery man in the Verano de Escandalo match, or debuting on some other show.
Ticket prices for the Monterrey ColiseoMania show run from 113MXN ($6) for the 3rd deck up 2034 MXP ($109) for the Oro ringside section. They’re not selling the outfield seats. I’m guessing that’s the most expensive ticket in Monterrey history yet, but we don’t know what the prices are for Verano de Escandalo ticket prices are yet (and the Dodgers/Padres series looks a lot more expensive.) The ringside tickets are just a bit cheaper than last year’s CMLL Anniversary show and much cheaper than Wagner/Psycho.
Xavi, the son on Javier Llanes and grandson on Enrique Llanes, debuted on a show in Mexico City on Friday.
CMLL (FRI) 05/04/2018 Arena México
1) Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
2) Lady Maravilla, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Blue Panther, Kráneo, Valiente vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
4) Rush vs Último Guerrero [lightning]
5) Atlantis & Magia Blanca vs Flyer & Volador Jr. and Eléctrico & Mistico and Ángel de Oro & Robin and Hijo del Signo & Terrible and Mephisto & Yago and Ephesto & Maquiavelo and Hechicero & Espanto Jr. [Gran Alternativa, battle royal]
6) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, 8f]
7) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, 8f]
8) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, 8f]
9) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, 8f]
10) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, quarterfinal]
11) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, quarterfinal]
12) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, semifinal]
We already knew the Block A teams. We still don’t know the Block B ones! It used to be repeat winners of young tournaments were unheard of, but CMLL did it with Soberano & Sanson last year and could move Magia Blanca & Atlantis again. I would like to see the big Yago run but I don’t think it’s likely. Maybe Flyer & Volador, maybe Electrico & Mistico.
Will Rush finally get a singles win? He’s facing Ultimo Guerrero so probably no.
IAW (SAT) 05/12/2018 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Destructor De Galaxias vs Caballero de Plata, Corak, Energia, Dinamic Fly Jr., Psique, Demus, Imperial Jr., Id Dragón, Príncipe Aéreo
2) Danger vs Nuevo Ángel, Lady Cat, Demasiado, Mini Black Cat
3) Tromba vs Torito Negro Jr. [falls count anywhere]
4) Alimaña, Ciclón Black, Fly Metalik, La Fuerza vs Iron Kid, Rencor Negro Jr., Resplandor Jr., Sangre Felina
5) Metálica vs Lilith Dark, Star Fire
6) Epydemius vs Aerodinamic
7) Lokillo, Sádico, Yoruba vs Centvrión, Fly Warrior, Látigo
Upcoming indie show. Main event should be fun.