So much CMLL. Some of it was good, a lot of it was tournaments.
The MOTYC list has been updated
So much CMLL. Some of it was good, a lot of it was tournaments.
The MOTYC list has been updated
|great||Microman vs Chamuel, Gallito, Mije, Ángel, Zacarias el Perico, Átomo, Guapito in a cibernetico match||CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-29||2018-04-29|
|great||Soberano Jr. © vs Magia Blanca for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship||CMLL YouTube: 2018-05-01||2018-05-01|
|good||Blue Panther Jr., Drone, The Panther vs Puma, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr.||CMLL YouTube: 2018-05-01||2018-05-01|
|good||Rush vs Último Guerrero in a lightning match||CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-05-04||2018-05-04|
|good||Espanto Jr. & Hechicero vs Eléctrico & Mistico in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and [8f]||CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-05-04||2018-05-04|
|ok||Flyer, Magnus, Star Jr. vs Cancerbero, Disturbio, Raziel||CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-29||2018-04-29|
|ok||Niebla Roja, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto||CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-29||2018-04-29|
|ok||Diamante Azul, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero||CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-29||2018-04-29|
|ok||Asturiano & Millenium vs Ares & Sombra Diabólika||CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-30||2018-04-30|
|ok||El Gallito & MicroÁngel vs Átomo & Guapito||CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-30||2018-04-30|
|ok||Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Templario||CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-30||2018-04-30|
|ok||Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Rush vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero||CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-30||2018-04-30|
|ok||Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Okumura, Pólvora||CMLL YouTube: 2018-05-01||2018-05-01|
|ok||Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito||CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-05-04||2018-05-04|
|ok||Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, La Seductora, Tiffany||CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-05-04||2018-05-04|
|ok||Blue Panther, Kráneo, Valiente vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón||CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-05-04||2018-05-04|
|ok||Mephisto & Yago vs Ángel de Oro & Robin in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and [8f]||CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-05-04||2018-05-04|
|ok||Ephesto & Maquiavelo vs Atlantis & Magia Blanca in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and [8f]||CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-05-04||2018-05-04|
|ok||Hijo del Signo & Terrible vs Flyer & Volador Jr. in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and [8f]||CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-05-04||2018-05-04|
|ok||Eléctrico & Mistico vs Mephisto & Yago in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and in a tournament quarterfinal match||CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-05-04||2018-05-04|
|ok||Atlantis & Magia Blanca vs Flyer & Volador Jr. in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and in a tournament quarterfinal match||CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-05-04||2018-05-04|
|ok||Mephisto & Yago vs Flyer & Volador Jr. in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and in a tournament semifinal match||CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-05-04||2018-05-04|
|below average||Fantasy & Último Dragóncito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia||CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-29||2018-04-29|
|below average||La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, La Seductora, Zeuxis||CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-29||2018-04-29|
|not rated||Ángel, Chamuel, Gallito, Mije vs Átomo, Guapito, Microman, Zacarias el Perico [seeding batle royal]||CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-29||2018-04-29|
|not rated||Flyer & Pegasso vs El Perverso & Fuerza Chicana||CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-30||2018-04-30|
|not rated||Terrible, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Carístico, Kráneo, Último Guerrero in a relevos increíbles match||CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-30||2018-04-30|
|not rated||Bengala & Leono vs Grako & Príncipe Odín Jr.||CMLL YouTube: 2018-05-01||2018-05-01|
|not rated||Angelito, Shockercito, Stukita vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000, Último Dragóncito||CMLL YouTube: 2018-05-01||2018-05-01|
|not rated||Carístico, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero||CMLL YouTube: 2018-05-01||2018-05-01|
|not rated||Flyer & Hijo del Signo vs Eléctrico, Espanto Jr., Magia Blanca, Maquiavelo, Robin, Yago in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and in a battle royal match||CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-05-04||2018-05-04|
CMLL (TUE) 05/15/2018 Arena México [CMLL, LuchaCentral]
1) Retro & Sangre Imperial b Cholo & Espíritu Negro
Tecnicos took 2/3. Espiritu Negro’s first match after being injured in December by Espiritu Negro.
2) Bengala, Oro Jr., Stigma b Arkángel de la Muerte, Príncipe Odín Jr., Yago
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Dalys, La Metálica, Zeuxis b Estrellita, La Maligna, Princesa Sugehit
Rudas took 2/3.
4) Sagrado b Pólvora [lightning]
5) Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto b Blue Panther Jr., Titán, Tritón
Rudos tok 1/3.
6) Carístico, Niebla Roja, Stuka Jr. b Mr. Niebla, Shocker, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3, Stuka beating Guerrero in the third to set up a NWA Middleweight championship match next week.
CMLL (TUE) 05/15/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Exterminador & Frezzer b Capitán Cobra & Principe Daniel
Daniel was hurt on a Frezzer knee strike.
2) Cancerbero, Guerrero de la Muerte, Raziel b Magnus, Star Black, Star Jr.
3) Cavernario, Dragón Rojo Jr., Felino b El Audaz, Rey Cometa, Soberano Jr.
4) Hechicero © b Esfinge [NWA LH]
Hechicero took falls 1/3 for his fifth defense. Seconds were Audaz and Cavernario.
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Valiente DQ La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible
Rush fouled Valiente, who replaced Volador
Hechicero & Esfinge should air this Saturday. Actually, it’ll air Thursday on a channel that isn’t streamed on the internet and no one talks about because no one talks about CMLL TV, but also on Saturday.
CMLL looks back at Barbaro Cavernario winning the 2014 Gran Alternativa. They’ve skipped Rey Escorpion winning the 2011 one, and Bobby Zavala winning the 2013 one.
Lucha Libre Boom/MDA/+Lucha on 06/17 in Arena Lopez Mateos
Hoy Los Angeles talks to Blue Demon Jr. about coming in for the FMLL show this weekend. He’s asked again about Blue Demon III, who he says will be his son. He’s been training for only three months, and believes he’ll maybe be ready in a year or a year and a half.
El Grafico has an article on the LLF promotion, who’s promoter says they have a lot of interest from women in coming in, but are never as able to bring in as many as they’d like.
Lost in Lucha writes about Blue Panther vs Super Astro from 1992.
IWRG (SUN) 05/20/2018 Arena Naucalpan
1) Toto vs Death Metal
2) Hijo Del Olímpico & Mexica vs Atomic Star & Dragón Bane
3) Lunatic Xtreme vs Gallo Frances [hair]
4) 1 vs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Impossible is the reigning champion.
There’s usually a bit of a lead up to the Rey del Ring. It seems to have come with no warning this year. Same thing with that hair match; Gallo Frances had been feuding with Black Dragon instead until last week. Hijo del Olimpico is the former Exodia trying to make a return after seven years.
CMLL (SUN) 05/20/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Micro vs Frenético
2) Cosmos & El Yaqui vs Demonio Rojo & Quka
3) Black Sugar & El Divino vs Demonio Maya & Thunder Boy
4) El Alteño, Mágico, Vaquero Jr. vs Mr. Apolo, Príncipe Kisho, Terremoto King Jr.
5) Guerrero Samuray Jr., Joker, Luminoso vs Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno, Sádico
Luminoso & Samuray have gotten to the top here very quick. Kishi & King are back in from Sinaloa.
CMLL (MON) 05/21/2018 Arena Puebla
1) Astro, Asturiano, Black Tiger vs King Roker, Policeman, Sombra Diabólika
2) Arkalis, Magia Blanca, Rey Samuray vs Fuerza Chicana, Rey Apocalipsis, Sangre Azteca
3) Blue Panther Jr., Fuego, The Panther vs El Malayo, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado
4) Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible vs Kráneo, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
No Rush/Kraneo yet. Lots of rudos though, including the current national trios champs against the team they beat.
“King Roker” is probably local indie rudo King Rocker. He hasn’t had any matches in about four months; maybe he’s been off due to training for this opportunity.
Bengala & Leono beat Grako & Príncipe Odín Jr.
(12:09 [5:06, 2:29, 4:34], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Angelito, Shockercito, Stukita beat Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000, Último Dragóncito
(13:31 [6:11, 4:02, 3:18], 2/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Puma, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr. beat Blue Panther Jr., Drone, The Panther
(14:26 [4:37, 2:50, 6:59], 1/3, good, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Dragón Rojo Jr., Okumura, Pólvora beat Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Titán
(12:23 [4:21, 3:32, 4:30], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Soberano Jr. © vs Magia Blanca for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship
(15:05 [4:10, 0:32, 10:23], 2/3, great, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Magia Blanca bow and arrow (4:10)
Soberano Jr. seated armbar (0:32)
Soberano Jr. Fire Driver (10:23)
Carístico, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja beat Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
(10:27 [4:40, 1:39, 4:08], 2/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Último Dragoncito replaced Pequeño Nitro as a fill-in rudo.
Flyer/Magia Blanca was two young guys getting a chance try things in a big match. Soberano/Magia Blanca was a complete match, from start to finish. The opening fall was well done; holds and counters done with purpose and inventiveness. The second fall wasn’t much, but the third fall made up for it with big moves and dramatic near falls. Magia Blanca got to look more than a generic técnico, and more than a guy with just one big finishing move in this one, flashing a couple creative ideas like his tricky armdrag and showing a continued willingness to take big bumps to the floor. Soberano still was obviously the better wrestler, sharper when they did similar moves and more spectacular with his attacks. It wasn’t a sure bet they’d be able to keep this together, but they came off as experienced wrestlers who put a good match together. Hopefully they’ve earned more chances to do that.
The fourth match seemed like something I should like – lots of action and a good pace – but I just wasn’t staying interested in all that much. It didn’t feel as an inventive as the trios match prior, and there wasn’t much of a story to it. Titan’s moonsault to the floor looked great though.
The tercera had a lot of controlled chaos, especially in the third fall. The slightly uncoordinated corner clothesline spot was a good reflection of the madness at the end. Puma, Tiger and the Panthers are doing a few new things to freshen up their matches. Drone and Universo 2000 Jr. worked very hard in this match, with just one sequence that looked a bit off. Universo 2000 getting the victory on the day his father died was the right call, and no one’s that always made. This match seemed a little better the first time I saw it, and a little less so on the rewatch, but it’s still a worthwhile use of time.