Heroes of Lucha Libre, Rush/Volador in Coliseo, Dragon Lee/NJPW

photo by Black Terry Jr. from the Pura Raza show

Verano de Escandalo is tonight at 6:30pm on Twitch. Psycho Clown is maybe off tonight’s Verano de Escandalo show. He missed Thursday’s show in Arena Aficion in what seemed like a strange angle because Psycho didn’t visibly look hurt. He also missed a show last night in Torreon, so he probably really is injured. Tonight’s show will probably be filled with surprises and changes anyway, so it might not be as simple as a single person sliding in to his spot.

My preview of the show is still good. I think the show is going to be worth watching early on for casual fans since there’s a lot of guests they might know, and will be interesting for any one who follows lucha libre closer with the names expected to show up.

Next news update is probably Monday afternoon.

HOLL (SAT) 06/02/2018 USC Galen Center, Los Angeles, California[@chirpingbluejay, So Cal Uncensored]
1) Chemist & Voando b Blood Eagle & Mogul
2) Pierrothito b Mini Rey Mysterio
3) Lady Maravilla b Chik Tormenta
4) Fishman Jr. b Canek Jr.
Fishman Jr. & Canek Jr. under slightly different names.
5) Hijo De Wagner & Rey Wagner b Hijo de LA Park & LA Park
straight falls
6) Ocelot & Rey Horus b Bestia 666 & Damián 666
7) Huracán Ramírez Jr. & Tinieblas Jr. b Oriental & Sam Adonis
8) Rey Mysterio b Trumposo
Rey took 2/3 with Bestia and Ocelot getting involved.

SCU has this show as about 3000 people, which is a good number out of context and probably a disappointing number given what they were hoping for. It looks like they had full scale video production, including each person getting an entrance graphic with their fatality (finishing move.)

LA Park & Wagner working their match while one is headlining CMLL and the other headlining AAA is the current level of weirdness.

CMLL (SAT) 06/02/2018 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Leono b Camorra & Cholo
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Príncipe Odín Jr., Yago b Magnus, Robin, Sangre Imperial
rudos took 2/3.
3) Gallito, Guapito, Microman b Chamuel, Mije, Perico Zakarías
tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr., Valiente b Ephesto, Luciferno, Rey Bucanero
Rey Bucanero replaced Hechicero (triple booked). Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible b Kráneo, Soberano Jr., Volador Jr.
Soberano replaced Diamante Azul on Friday. Ingobernables took 1/3, Rush beating Volador using the ropes. Volador wants a singles match.

Promos: Stuka & Guerrero Maya (looking ahead to ROH), Rush (blowing off Volador’s challenge; wants Volador stop looking like a girl.) It’d be weird to be building to two different singles matches with Rush in any promotion beside CMLL.

Dragon Lee finished up the 2018 Best of Super Juniors with 3 wins, 4 losses, and one late arrival for the bus if Chase Owens slight dig was to be believed. He lost to Desperado on the final group day, but he was already out of it by then. It does suggest that if Hiromu Takahashi wins the tournament and the following championship match, Desperado is ahead in line to get a title shot than the CMLL luchador. Dragon Lee won 4 matches last year and seems no closer to being in the top mix after this tournament and it would take big movement to get him there even next year. His matches with Desperado, SHO and Takahashi are worth seeking out (maybe the KUSHIDA match too, haven’t heard much either way.) Dragon Lee also seems to be in relatively good health coming out of the tournament, though I still wouldn’t count out a break.

Ultimo Guerrero did not get a shot at the ROH Championship on Saturday night. Dalton Castle has not been wrestling on some recent shows due to injury and he was held off from the NYC show as well. Ultimo Guerrero lost to Matt Taven instead. Titan took the loss to Cody in their match, with some cheating involved.

Black Terry Jr. has photos from the Pura Raza show.

Rayo de Jalisco is asked about his career, still hopes to have a mask/mask with Canek and Hijo del Solitario.

LuchaWorld has the latest news update.