CMLL (FRI) 05/25/2018 Arena México [CMLL, ESTO, Estrellas del Ring, Lucha Central, Notimex, thecubsfan]
1) Cancerbero & Raziel b Oro Jr. & Robin
13:17. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Kawato San, Puma, Tiger b Drone, El Audaz, Fuego
14:09. Rudos took 2/3.
3) Rey Cometa TLDRAW Guerrero Maya Jr. [lightning]
the 5th time limit draw of the year, with neither men close to winning after the match. Hair/mask challenges followed.
4) Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Niebla Roja, Titán, Valiente
12:53. Rudos took 1/3.
5) Ángel de Oro, El Hijo De La Park, Soberano Jr. b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
17:54. Tecnicos took 2/3. Angel de Oro asked for a title match with Cuatrero. Hijo de LA Park’s CMLL dbeut.
6) Flyer, LA Park, Volador Jr. b La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible
25:55. LA Park’s first CMLL match in three years, feuding with Rush throughout the match. Los Ingobernables came thru the crowd to attack La Familia Real. Rush & LA Park slightly went into the crowd. A wheeled suitcase sitting by the TV production area was used first by Rush, then utterly destroyed by LA Park. The Ibarra family won the first fall by a very quick countout. Terrible & Bestia beat Volador & Flyer in the second. A very long third fall came close to being stopped by Edgar multiple times. He was eventually taken out by a misaimed Rush middle rope senton. Rush fouled Park, but there was no ref to cover. Volador, who’d dived out of the ring moments early, ran back in from the back with a chair. He smacked Rush in the head with it, then in the side, then covered him for three. Both Rush & LA Park seemed interested in talking on the microphone post match, but the mics were kept from them.
The main event was a success, both in the aesthetic and business sense. Turnout was up, seemingly more than CMLL was expecting since they didn’t show the usual shots of a big arena. It was short of a sell out, but might have cracked 10,000. This seems like the big show CMLL crowd, people who were into LA Park and the bigger names on the CMLL show but not those the level of Angel de Oro. It would be tough to keep this up for months, which might be the reason for LA Park to make limited appearances once they lock in the match.
All LA Park finishes are screwy, but the particular one here felt like it moved the Rush/LA Park feud a bit towards Rush/Volador. Volador was pushing for the LA Park/Rush match in promos though.
Hijo de LA Park was alright. He wasn’t so great that he would belong in his spot under normal circumstances, but he wasn’t weighing down matches either.
CMLL has interviews with La Familia Real (thanks the fans), Los Ingobernables (not happy with the chair shot), the Angel de Oro, Hijo de LA Park, Soberano trio (also want a trios title shot), NGD (Cuatrero not worried about Angel de Oro), Rey Cometa Guerrero Maya (both want a rematch) and Raziel & Cancerbero (want to team back up with Virus.)
+Lucha has press room interviews w/Rey Cometa (angry with Guerrero Maya), Flyer talking about his main event, Titan talking about next week’s match with Cody, Negro Casas speaking about the year of Peste Negra, Rush about the main event, and Los Ingobernables about being Los Ingobernables. No media interview with LA Park either of these two weeks.
At the same time as the CMLL show, Atlantis was appearing on TV show “Conversando con Cristina Pacheco”. He revealed CMLL would hold a show honoring him reaching 35 years in lucha libre on 07/13. He will team with Octagon and Rayo de Jalisco against Ultimo Guerrero, Fuerza Guerrera and Mascara 2000. Fuerza’s pushed the idea of doing a mask match with Atlantis, and that would figure to come up in the main event. CMLL was also hyping a Father’s Day show (06/17?) last night.
Shows tonight include DragonMania in Mexicoty, which has no known lineup, and RIOT in Monterrey, which has most of a lineup. This article says there will be a Piel Roja/Hijo del Signo title match at DragonMania, and I’m absolutely sure everything at RIOT will be better than that.
In his Record column, La Parka says Dave the Clown is telling the media that he will retire Parka at TripleMania. Parka fairly points out Dave the Clown might not even be on TripleMania.
Asked by a fan, Zeuxis said she’s not going to AAA.
CMLL (FRI) 06/01/2018 Arena México
1) Astral, Eléctrico, Príncipe Diamante vs Disturbio, Metálico, Sangre Azteca
2) Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Okumura, Puma, Tiger
3) Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. vs Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Shocker
4) Cuatrero vs Ángel de Oro [CMLL MIDDLE]
first defense. Angel de Oro is the former champion.
5) Carístico, Flyer, Mistico vs Forastero, Sansón, Último Guerrero
6) Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, Volador Jr. vs La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible
Main event is a pseudo rematch, with Flyer and Hijo de LA Park changing spots. That’s best for Flyer, who will get a match that might better show off his skills. Cuatrero/Angel de Oro should be interesting.
Second match should be good like usual. We’ll find out if there’s something or nothing to Guerrero Maya and Rey Cometa have issues after their match this week.