LA Park wants a super libre match, Rey Fenix in Arena Mexico next Friday, HOLL & AAA shows this weekend

this looked deadly but he lived

CMLL (FRI) 06/01/2018 Arena México [ClaroLucha CentralOvacionesRecordthecubsfan]
1) Disturbio, Metálico, Sangre Azteca b Astral, Eléctrico, Príncipe Diamante LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 1 DE JUNIO  DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
17:42. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Okumura, Puma, Tiger b Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 1 DE JUNIO  DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
14:15. Rudos took 2/3.
3) Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Shocker b Blue Panther Jr., Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 1 DE JUNIO  DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
13:23. Blue Panther Jr. replaced Diamante Azul. Rudos took 2/3.
16:41. Cuatrero took falls 2/3, the last by reversing the campana into his own. First defense.
5) Carístico, Flyer, Mistico b Forastero, Sansón, Último Guerrero LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 1 DE JUNIO  DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
10:14. Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, Volador Jr. b La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 1 DE JUNIO  DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
16:27. Team Park took falls 2/3, the last by DQ when Rush threw a backboard at LA Park. LA Park asked for a super libre match. Rush blew him off.

This was not as hot as last week. It wasn’t bad, with Angel de Oro/Cuatrero as the standout match. The main event felt like both Rush & LA Park agreed to largely color inside the lines after last week’s chaos. That’s good for long term though not as much for a random Friday.

Post match promos: Cuatrero & Los Ingobernables. +Lucha also has interviews with Terrible, Mistico, Flyer & Caristico, Angel de Oro, Cuatrero,

Black Taurus teaming with Caristico to take on Volador & Hijo de LA Park last night in Neza feels a pretty good example of how weird things are getting at the moment. AAA called him Black Taurus (the name he uses on his own) and not just Taurus (the name they own) in their recap, which suggests he’s still an indie guy and they’re OK with that. It’s becoming harder to figure out which people in AAA are actually AAA people.

+Lucha has a lot of promos from the AAA taping in Arena Aficion, including Black Taurus declaring himself 1000% Liga Elite. I think that’s the only way to be. Also, Lanzelot is looking for another title shot. He lost twice now and they’ve got a million people in that division, back of the line for you.

Shows this weekend (or what’s left  it)


Lucha Underground Season 4 is on sale on iTunes if you’re in the US. The only video up right now is the same trailer seen elsewhere. That is listed as track #23, which seems to match the report that this season will be only 22 episodes. It’s $40US for that amount of episodes, the same price it was for the 40 episode previous season. I think it’s probably still cheaper as a season pass than the individual episodes, but by near as much.

Lucha Central has a preview of Verano de Escandalo.

Lucha Sorpresa picks the best CMLL matches of May 2018.

Mi Morelia has an interview with Chico YeYe, who’s now running a school in the area.

Alberto el Patron created some children’s soccer scholarships.


CMLL (FRI) 06/08/2018 Arena México
1) Oro Jr. & Star Jr. vs Cancerbero & Raziel
2) Drone, Fuego, Tritón vs Puma, Tiger, Virus
3) Audaz, Soberano Jr., Titán vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
4) Stuka Jr. vs Hechicero [lightning]
5) Carístico, Mistico, Rey Fénix vs Cavernario, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
6) Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, Volador Jr. vs La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible [Relevos Increíbles]

That video was the tip off that Rey Fenix would be debuting this week (though it would’ve been more mindblowing if they had just said nothing and then there he was.) It’s obviously going to be an interesting deal in how he’s used and how the fans react to him. There’s a strong belief that the lucha libre fan who follows all lucha libre is a minority and most follow one promotion/area and are oblivious to anything else. I don’t think that’ll be the case with Rey Fenix.

Main event seems to be holding off the super libre match for 06/15. If CMLL wanted a reason to give LA Park a break during the world cup, he could easily do something that’d get him fake suspended for a while in a super libre match. But we don’t know if the actually watch it.

Stuka/Hechicero should be solid. Audaz getting a higher spot would be notable if there wasn’t so much else going on. He’s getting a little bit of the rookie tournament winner elevation without them remembering to have him win one. (Templario is MIA.) The cats are owning the segunda right now. The openers on these shows are not so good.

CMLL on 2018-06-01

Park (who grabs his thigh on both dives)

Recapped: 06/01/2018


Disturbio, Metálico, Sangre Azteca beat Astral, Eléctrico, Príncipe Diamante 
(17:42 [9:24, 3:18, 5:00], 1/3, below average, 

Okumura, Puma, Tiger beat Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa  
(14:15 [3:34, 2:20, 8:21], 1/3, good, 

Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Shocker beat  Blue Panther Jr., Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. 
(13:23 [3:57, 4:55, 4:31], 2/3, ok, 

Cuatrero beat Ángel de Oro to keep the CMLL World Middleweight Championship
(16:41, 2/3, great, 

  1. Angel de Oro reverse figure four with armbar (3:55)
  2. Cuatrero inverted bear hug (1:43)
  3. Cuatrero campana (11:03)

Carístico, Flyer, Mistico beat Forastero, Sansón, Último Guerrero
(10:14 [3:33, 2:07, 4:34], 2/3, good, via 

Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, Volador Jr. beat La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible
(16:27 [2:12, 5:29, 8:46], 2/3 DQ, good, via 

What happened:

Puma saw this one coming

The second fall of the main event was full of unseen fouls both ways, with the técnicos coming up on top. LA Park teased giving a martinete to Bestia at the end of the third fall (for an extended period of time waiting for the next spot), and Rush threw a backboard at him to cause the DQ. Rush threw the board at Edgar for the DQ too. LA Park asked Rush for a super libre match, with Rush blowing it off.


This week wasn’t last week. The main event was still good, but not on the same epic level. The chaos was traded in for more fouls and some mic time. Hijo de LA Park wasn’t as good as Flyer (that double corner plancha spot took excruciating long to set up) and there wasn’t the same energy. It was still fun to see LA Park all over the place and Rush being loathsome, but it did came off as if it might not be a great idea to do these matches every week for the next 14 Fridays.

Angel de Oro

Semimain was the expected técnico showcase. There was enough there to make it worth checking out in an all star match kind of way, though it never came off all that big. I thought it was fun enough to be good, just nothing extraordinary. Flyer didn’t seem out of place, but also didn’t do enough stuff to separate himself from the other two guys. They gave him the last slot in the showcase and it still felt like he was either doing Volador spots or just in and out quick. It’s going to be hard for him to stick at the top level without adding more.

Angel de Oro & Cuatrero had a strong title match. This is the only feud that will have a bear hug reversal spot be a hot spot in 2018, and that wasn’t even the biggest reversal spot of the match. Poor Angel de Oro needs a new finisher after getting so defeated by his own one tonight. The match had solid action leading, the usual smoothness from Oro in his actions. Cuatrero still seems a better trios guy than a singles guy, but he did enough here to keep it interesting. The drama of the finish brought this up, though the Dos Leyendas match is obviously better.

Forastero dropkick

The tercera had no life outside of the Soberano/Hechicero exchanges. They’re pretty good together. Rey Bucanero and Shocker were their usual selves, and Panther Jr. & Roja aren’t nearly good enough to make them worthwhile. The crowd made little noise during this match, and the participants didn’t seem to mind.

Rey Cometa & Puma had some really great exchanges in the segunda. They managed to be a little bit inventive and surprising despite having fought so many times. Everyone else was a notch or so behind, and this didn’t have the speed or excitement of past weeks. It wasn’t bad, but it was a more normal Friday segunda than one where they were allowed to go all out.

I spent the first half of the opener trying to get the YouTube stream to work right. That was more intense than this match, controlled with boring mat wrestling and uninteresting rudo domination. When they finally got around to doing things, it looked sloppy. Skip.