Wotan KOed at Chilanga Mask, Emperador Azteca Rey del Ring, Puebla, Kawato hair match?

photo by Black Terry Jr.

Chilanga Mask (SUN) 05/20/2018 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr) 1Black Terry Jr. (Flickr) 2MedioTiempo]
1) Billy Gamer & Hermes b Devitt Rodríguez & Moria
2) La Magnifica b TerremotoFulgor IFulgor IINovasonicChik Tormenta
3) Diablo Jr. & Impulso b Mini Difunto & Warrior Jr.
Difunto challenged Impulso to come to Monterrey for a singles match.
4) Hijo Del Espectro Jr. & Makabre b Trauma I & Trauma II
“many irregularities”
5) Draego, Lokillo, Próximo b Arez, Dragón Fly, Fly Star
good match
6) Zenshi b Último NinjaFacadeDraztick BoyCobre
Zenshi (?) was a surprise wrestler. Cobre suffered an injury and couldn’t finish teh match.
7) Solar I b Sam AdonisMovado
Solar beat Adonis. Sam Adonis challenged Solar & Movado to a tag match.
8) Último Demonio b MasadaWotanDifunto I [super libre]
Difunto I added the match (his match with Black Terry was canceled.) Demonio beat Wotan, who was knocked out on the final move.

Wotan took a bump from the top rope to a unfolded chair on the floor, hitting his head on the seat of the chair. That ended the match, though that’s not really the issues. There was immediate concern when Wotan was knocked out. There was no doctor on hand. Justiciero, who owns Coliseo Coacalco though wasn’t the promoter of this specific event, performed CPR chest compression on Wotan. Others helped out. Wotan regained consciousness. (Black Terry Jr. & Estrellas del Ring have video of this, if you really want to see it.)

While this was happening, a fan yelled “dejalo que se muera” (“Let him die”.) That started a brawl between fans, one the wrestlers themselves had to break up.

Cobre was also hurt on the show. His match was listed on the poster as a trios match but turned into a five way. All the flyers were in that match, but La Magnifica’s match was the “Aerial Assault” match. Coacalco was around half full for this event.

IWRG (SUN) 05/20/2018 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Toto b Death Metal
2) Atomic Star & Dragón Bane b Hijo Del Olímpico & Mexica
First match for Hijo del Olimpico (ex-Exodia) in almost exactly 9 years after suffering a terrible leg injury in his last match.
3) Lunatic Xtreme b Gallo Frances [hair]
4) Emperador Azteca b Demonio InfernalCapo del SurSúper Brazo Jr.Diablo Jr.Black DragónRelámpagoLeoApolo Estrada Jr.Uro RockerTortuga MikeMachine RockerCapo del NorteHijo de Canis LupusOficial 911Hijo del AlebrijeEternoRokambole Jr.Cerebro NegroInternacional PanteraTrauma ISúper MegaHijo De Dos CarasEl Hijo del Medico AsesinoTrauma IISilver KingFreelanceVenenoMáscara Año 2000 Jr.Ovett [IWRG Rey del RingLucha Estelar Rey Del Ring IWRG (posted by Tortas Súper Astro y Sin Aflojar Videoblog)
Emperador Azteca defeated Super Mega to win this year’s Rey del Ring. Imposible, last year’s winner, asked for the first title match. Silver King, masked, was one of the surprise wrestlers.

This is quietly Lunatik Extreme’s third hair match of the year here, though first in a normal singles match. He beat X-Corpio in a final of a trainee cage match, and he beat Ram el Carnero in another cage match final.

Today’s Puebla show is another strange one with no big match and odd matchups. It seems like a singles match is coming next week: this is week three of Rush & Kraneo feuding in the main event. Tonight’s show has Los Ingobernables against Kraneo, Rey Bucanero and Ultimo Guerrero. It’ll probably be OK, which you could say about all five matches on the show. NGD face Hijos del Infierno in a rematch of the national trios title switch. The Panthers & Fuego take on Misterioso, Sagrado & Malayo, will someone will definitely lose a fall when they’re not paying attention. Arkalis, Magia Blanca and Rey Samuray are an interesting tecnico trio facing a not interesting rudo trio of Fuerza Chicana, Rey Apocalipsi sand Sangre Azteca. Policeman and Sombra Diabolika team with the debuting King Roker against Astro, Asturiano and Black Tiger in the opener.

Lucha Central has a preview of the show. It’ll air on CMLL’s YouTube page at 9pm CT.

A show in Mazatlan set up a Kawato San hair match in the near future. In a match between the teams of Kawato, Okumura and Johnny Idol (rare sighting) and Principe Kisho, Esfinge and Vaquero Jr., Kawato fouled Principe Kisho three times. Kisho challenged him to a hair match on the next show, though it’s not clear when that would be. NGD were disqualified in the main event against Soberano, Niebla Roja and Angel de Oro. Villano III & Terremoto King were honored on the show.

It’s not quite Caristico’s casa yet, but Penta did appear for a three way match with Atlantis and Extreme Tiger in Guanajauto on Sunday. Not sure if Tiger was there.

Stuka says he’s going to win the title from Ultimo Guerrero tomorrow and then take Gran Guerrero’s mask next. Not sure what Gran Guerrero did.

Promociones Juniors in San Luis Potosi says AAA is back on 07/18, with the tease of it being a TV taping. AAA usually runs a TV taping instead around the first week of October in SLP, so it’s probably just a house show.

A brief article about wrestling in Panama.

Congratulations to The Gladiatores for reaching 12 years online.


CMLL (SAT) 05/26/2018 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Sensei vs Camorra & Cholo
2) Leono, Príncipe Diamante, Sangre Imperial vs Metálico, Príncipe Odín Jr., Yago
3) Ángel, Gallito, Microman vs Chamuel, Mije, Perico Zakarías
4) Audaz vs Virus [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Templario, Universo 2000 Jr.
6) Hechicero, Máscara Año 2000, Negro Casas vs Diamante Azul, Kráneo, Stuka Jr.

This is going on about the same time as DragonMania, so there’s no chance anyone is filming this. I’d be one to go if I was in Mexico. Audaz/Virus is going to be a thing.

CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-05-18 

Guerrero crash

Recapped: 05/18-20/2018


Espanto Jr. & Hijo del Signo beat Astral & Eléctrico
(16:19 [6:24, 4:49, 5:06], 1/3, below average, VideosOficialesCMLL )

Okumura, Puma, Tiger beat Blue Panther Jr., Drone, The Panther
(12:58 [3:45, 2:26, 6:47], 1/3, good, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Guerrero Maya Jr. beat Fuego in a lightning match
(7:15, Sacrifica Maya, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón beat Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Soberano Jr.
(13:41 [3:43, 3:57, 6:01], 1/3, great, via VideosOficialesCMLL )

La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible beat Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Kráneo
(11:57 [1:34, 3:42, 6:41], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Flyer & Volador Jr. beat Templario & Último Guerrero in the CMLL Gran Alternativa final
(20:56 [4:38, 3:11, 13:07], 2/3, excellent, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Flyer & Volador

As soon as the match ended, Los Ingobernables hit the ring to attack Volador & Flyer. Their attack lasted only a few seconds before LA Park and Hijo de LA Park made the save. LA Park thanked the fans on social media for asking for his return, and then asked for a mask versus hair match with Rush for those fans. Rush thanked CMLL for letting a real fighter back into Arena Mexico. He wanted to fight LA Park right then and there, though Terrible and Besita did nt let that happen. Los Ingobernables left and LA Park & Hijo del LA Park celebrated with Flyer & Volador.

Los Ingobernables attacked Atlantis as he walked out, which left him laying on the apron for the entire first fall, only getting up I time to get beat up after the fall. Atlantis wasn’t in at all in the second fall except to do his new side slam finish. Bestia has given up wearing his Bestia outfit, at least for the moment.

Soberano headscissors

Fuego untied Guerrero Maya’s mask early in their match, and Maya did the same to him. Maya’s mask came off on turnbuckle smash on the apron. Cameras missed it. Maya protested for a DQ but didn’t get one.

Finish of the second match saw The Panther pin Puma as Okumura pinned Drone, but Drone was the captain and Puma was not.


not great times for Flyer

Like last year, the 2018 Gran Alternativa was a dramatic match where the young wrestlers came off as important and as skilled as the veterans. Everyone showcased their best material and were able to blend it together for a match that was exciting until the end. They built it well, and they built in front of a crowd that was completely behind the idea. This was so much of a better night than the Magia Blanca match for Flyer, who wrestled smoothily and impressively thru the match. Templario got show off his agility and his strength in a typically strong performance. Ultimo Guerrero & Volador were wrestling as if this was as important to them as the rookies, and their strong chemistry remains intact. The Guerrero Special/gutwrench powerbomb was huge, the crowd knew what it meant when Volador rolled out without getting pinned. This was a great success.

Rush getting a clean win in the semifinal and Los Ingobernables looking more energetic made a lot more sense after the main event. The extra energy helped the normal set up for the match. Kraneo still seems to be having a lot of fun in his new role. Atlantis was kept out of action, and most of his offense was moving slightly to cause the rudos to run into each other. He took bumps, but he never took a wrestling move.

not great times for Mije

NGD had one of their better trios matches of late. They seemed more energetic and broke out some of their biggera moves that have been put on the shelf of late. Forastero was good on offense and reacting to the técnicos flippiness, and the técnicos did a lot of flips. Soberano was pulling off all his trickiest spots with ease, Angel de Oro was sharp. Mistico seemed like the sixth best wrestler in this match and he was still very good and more over than usual. Worth going out of your way to see.

Maya/Fuego was a good técnico match with some unexpected energy for the crowd being really into Fuego and quick to turn on Maya. They didn’t do anything special besides the mask untying, the crowd just likes Fuego (and he should’ve won here.) Everything was just done cleanly and the back and forth worked well.

not great times for Soberano

The segunda was yet another Panthers/Gatos really good match in the never ending sequence. The bigger spots, like Blue Panther Jr.’s double slam, are getting progressively more over and they speed and mix of action worked really well here. Okumura picked his spots fine, though Drone was the definite better third wheel. They did lose the crowd a little bit after five straight dives and the intentionally confusing finish didn’t help. It still was very good, just you could tell a slight difference between this match and the other really good trios match.

The opener was a sloppy boring mess. The headscissors gone wrong by Eléctrico on Hijo del Signo was as long a sustained bad moment as you get in CMLL, and those weren’t even the worse two. Signo looks like he really had not interest in wrestling today, and his effort is minimal.

not great times for Volador