CMLL (MON) 05/14/2018 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Efekto, Lucha Central]
1) Astro, Black Tiger, Meyer b Ares, El Perverso, Rey Apocalipsis
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Espíritu Maligno, Metálico, Sangre Azteca b Arkalis, Asturiano, Príncipe Diamante
Asturiano replaced Sauron (weirdly listed on the tecnico side). Rudos took 1/3.
3) Lady Maravilla, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit b Amapola, La Comandante, La Seductora
Tecnicas took 1/3.
4) Kráneo, Rey Bucanero, Terrible DQ Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Rush [Relevos Increíbles]
straight falls, the last when Terrible fouled his partner for the night Rush.
5) Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Niebla Roja b Cuatrero, Mephisto, Sansón
tecnicos took 2/3.
This wasn’t much good. Rush/Kraneo is coming in some form next week, though Terrible getting actively involved may make it something other than a singles match. The one thing I found out is Puebla updated the poster this weekend to replace Sauron with Asturiano, so we’ll never find out what that was about.
Today’s Arena Mexico show isn’t much better. The main event seems to be setting up Stuka/Ultimo Guerrero title match next week. Caristico, Niebla Roja, Mr. Niebla and Shocker will also be in the match. It’s Shocker’s first match in CMLL in a month, though he’s been been listed as wrestling outside matches on the time. The story is Shocker’s jaw was re-injured, which doesn’t quite fit with those other matches.
Blue Panther teams with Titan and Triton against Ephesto, Luciferno and Mephisto in the best hope for a good match on this show. Polvora and Sagrado meet in a lightning match of two rudos who can be good with an interesting tecnico but maybe not on their own. La Maligna makes her first stream appearance since January, teaming with Estrellita & Sugehit against Dalys, La Metalica and Zeuxis. Yago is in the second match, which is about all good I can say about the second match. Espiritu Maligno makes his first CMLL appearance this year, teaming with Cholo versus Retro and the guy who hurt Maligno back in December, Sangre Imperial.
Today is Mexico’s day for teachers. CMLL posted a message honoring their teachers: Tony Salazar, Virus, Franco Colombo, Ultimo Guerrero, Arturo Beristain, Arkangel and Ultimo Dragoncito. I can’t recall seeing Ultimo Dragoncito mentioned as training CMLL luchadors before; that’s been Pierrothito’s spot.
In an interview building up his participation in the Best of Super Juniors, Dragon Lee says he’s 100% and has doubled his training to be ready for the tournament.
La Presna has an interview with Princesa Sugehit.
Ayako Hamada was arrested for stimulant drug possession and fired from the WAVE promotion in Japan. The promotion says they fire anyone who’s been arrested, though they believe it was a one time use. A report on the arrest says Hamada admitted to the offense and it was something she sniffed thru her nose. Japan has strict drug laws, so Hamada is in significant trouble.
In an interview with Super Luchas, Blue Demon Jr. says a third generation Blue Demon “is being prepared”. There are no other details.
Rey Tormenta Jr. took Orion’s mask in Arena Aficion. Orion is Edwin Jonathan Lemus, from Pachuca, two years a wrestler.
Martinez Entertainment has added Gringo Loco & Sam Adonis vs Arez & Low Rider to their 06/15 show.
Arena Pavillon del Norte on 06/16 has Volador vs Caristico vs Mistico.
IWRG (WED) 05/16/2018 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinamic Black vs Chicanito
2) Diablo Jr. vs Puma de Oro
3) Cerebro Negro vs Mexica
4) Freelance vs Alas de Acero
5) Atomic Star, Eterno, Shadow Boy vs Ángel Estrella, Death Metal, Oficial 911 and Lunatic Xtreme, Ovett, Toto and Divino, Dragón Bane, Fantasma de la Ópera
IWRG (Eterno) vs Zeus (Oficial 911) vs FILL (Ovett) vs LLB (Fantasma de la Opera)
Hey, there’s a Wednesday show this week. The early matches are all veterans versus rookies, which is an interesting way to mix it up.
The Crash AOZA (FRI) 05/18/2018 Lienzo Charro Prof Enrique Gonzalez, Saltillo, Coahuila
1) Guerrero Negro III vs Datogo, Nossivo, Diluvio Jr., Cronic, Jupiter, Delirio, Aladino, Radamantis, Destino, Hell Raider, Aero 2000 [Copa Saltillense 2018, royal rumble]
2) Mini Difunto, Potro Jr., Vaquero Romo vs Águila De Guerrera (Aguascalientes), Aliado De Dios (Aguascalientes), Orkuss (Aguascalientes)and Devil Boy, Hijo del Guerrero Negro, Latino
Monterrey vs Aguascalientes vs Saltilllo
3) Guerrero Negro Jr., Psicótico, Tormento Negro vs Desafio, Obsesión, Rico Rodríguez
4) Ninja Jr., Séptimo Dragón, Taurus (Indie) vs Ángel Dorado Jr., Epydemius, Lince de Oro
5) Daga & Rey Horus vs El Bandido & Flamita
6) Penta 0M vs Rey Mysterio Jr. vs Bestia 666
Full card for a show that’s been advertised for a while. There’s not a great chance we’ll see these matches – Estrellas del Ring sometimes posts Saltillo matches. It’s more notable that AAA’s taping for the same day in Tehuacan is still heavily surprise wrestlers, and probably won’t be these wrestlers. Parka Negra promoted that show on Twitter despite not actually being listed on it at the moment, which suggests he’s one of the surprise wrestlers.
CMLL (SUN) 05/20/2018 Arena México
1) Bengala & Leono vs El Coyote & Grako
2) Angelito, Shockercito, Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito
3) Audaz, Pegasso, Tritón vs Kawato San, Okumura, Olímpico
4) Niebla Roja, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Forastero, Máscara Año 2000, Sansón
5) Diamante Azul, Kráneo, Valiente vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Terrible