IWRG (SUN) 05/06/2018 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr., The Gladiatores]
1) Shadow Boy b Atomic Star
2) Gallo Frances b Black Dragón
Dragon wants a hair match with Gallo Frances.
3) Dinamic Black, Lady Pink, Medieval b Chica Pantera, Dragón Bane, Dulce Luna
Medieval replaced Miss Gaviota. Dulce Luna replaced Star Fire. Dinamic Black and Dragone Bane still want a singles match.
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Freelance, Ricky Marvin, Súper Mega
win via unseen foul
5) Demon Rocker, Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Uro Rocker b Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo
6) Capo del Norte, Capo del Sur, El Hijo del Medico Asesino b Hijo de Canis Lupus, Hijo del Alebrije, Imposible
Medico Asesino challenged Imposible to a mask/mask match.
7) Dark Magic, Hijo De Dos Caras, Mr. Electro DQ Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Trauma I, Trauma II
Mascara 2000 Jr. used a Universo 2000 martillo negro on Dark Magic for the DQ. He was suspended for 7 days as a result.
In other family news on the show, Medico Asesino posed with Mexico City commissioner Dr. Gustavo Zavaleta. Zavaleta has been rumored to be a former Medico Asesino but I don’t believe it’s ever been publicly acknowledged.
Tonight’s Arena Puebla show has a title match with seemingly no chance of a title changing hands but a good chance of a good match. Valiente & Volador defend the CMLL tag team titles against the odd pair of Caristico & Ultimo Guerrero. This is sort of a follow up to last month’s Sky Team vs UG/GG/Caristico trios title match, which turned out to be a set up for Caristico/Mistico. Just like then, it’s hard to believe CMLL would make a mismatched team of a rudo and a tecnico champion, but the two sides should match up well.
The semimain is another mixed up match, with Euforia & Gran Guerrero teaming with Rush against Kraneo, Rey Bucanero and Rush’s friend Terrible. That doesn’t look like a good fit. Audaz, Drone and Esfinge take on Felino, Misterioso and Sagrado in the tercera. The Bullying Club duo hasn’t been on streams much lately.
Mayalo gets a chance in a lightning match with Pegasso. Araklis, Lestat and Rey Samuray, three of the better local flyers, taking on Espanto Jr., Guerrero Espacial and King Jaguar. It’s good day for Puebla cult favorites, as Policeman also is on the show, teaming with Sauron against the Centella Rojas.
CultIcon previews the show. It’ll air at 9pm on CMLL’s YouTube channel.
Dragon Lee is the only CMLL representative in this year’s Best of Super Juniors. Someone on Twitter told me this was something Dragon Lee had said and I definitely didn’t pay enough attention to it.
05/19 (SAT): versus Sho
05/22 (TUE): versus Ryusuke Taguchi
05/25 (FRI): versus Hiromu Takahashi (main event)
05/27 (SUN): versus Chris Sabin
05/30 (WED): versus Marty Scurll
06/02 (SAT): versus Kushida (main event)
06/03 (SUN): versus Desperado
That 06/03 show has Kushida versus Takahashi, which seems pretty obviously the match to determine the winner of the block. Dragon Lee is advertised for PCW’s show on 06/08, so he’s probably not sticking around for the 06/09 NJPW PPV.
Also, Rey Mysterio will appear on the NJPW 06/09 Dominion show. Match is to be announced. They teased a match with Will Ospreay on his last show.
AAA announcer Arturo Rivera is involved in a Twitter controversy, accused about advocating violence towards a political candidate. This is a rabbit hole I do not want to go down, but it’s turned into enough of a thing to get news articles. I do not think this affects his AAA status at all, though it does make me wonder about those things which might affect his AAA status. The Arturo Rivera/Jesus Zuniga/Andres Maronas group of announcers have been around forever and that usually means they stay with AAA forever, but it feels like they’ve been de-emphaized this year with the Space show being treated as the main AAA one.
MLW’s TV show is now going up on BEIN’s YouTube channel, which means you can see the Fenix/Penta match from the first show in better video quality than I saw it.
+LuchaTv put up a full Rey Fenix vs Hijo de LA Park vs Bandido vs Fenix match
CMLL (SAT) 05/12/2018 Arena Coliseo
1) Magnus & Sangre Imperial vs Grako & Yago
2) Fantasy, Shockercito, Stukita vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) La Vaquerita, Lady Maravilla, Marcela vs Dalys, La Comandante, Zeuxis
4) Blue Panther Jr., Stuka Jr., The Panther vs Felino, Olímpico, Rey Bucanero
5) La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible vs Diamante Azul, Kráneo, Valiente
Kraneo versus Los Ingobernables