Titan vs Soberano tonight in Puebla, IWRG results

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 06/24/2018 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)The Gladaitores]
1) Arquero b Atomic Star
2) Hijo Del Mosco X-Fly & Psycho Kid b Kanon & Miss Gaviota
3) Hijo del Alebrije, Pantera I, Relámpago b Demonio Infernal, El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno
despite the loss Eterno challenged Pantera to a title and a hair/mask match.
4) Hijo de Canis Lupus, Imposible, Toscano b El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Pit Bull, Trauma I Toscano, Hijo de Canis Lupus e Imposible vs Hijo del Medico Asesino, Pit Bull y Trauma II (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
5) X-Fly b Ovett Mosco X Fly vs Ovett mano a mano en la Arena Naucalpan (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
X-Fly used a weapon and a foul when the referee was down. Ovett wants a rematch without a ref.
6) Trauma I L Cerebro NegroEmperador Azteca [losers advanceTrauma I vs Cerebro Negro vs Emperador Azteca ¡¡¡ MÁSCARA, CABELLERA, CAMPEONATO EN JUEGO !!! (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Trauma I would’ve had to put up his mask had he lost. Cerbero Negro framed Emperador for using a chair to cause him to advance.
7) Cerebro Negro b Emperador Azteca © [hair, IWRG IC WELTERCerebro Negro vs Emperador Azteca  ¡¡¡ CABELLERA vs CAMPEONATO !!! (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Negro’s hair vs Azteca’s title. Cerebro Negro is the 37th champion, holding this title for a record 7th time. Azteca falls on his sixth defense (including two obscure ones in Oaxaca)

Cerebro Negro as champion is usually a pretty good idea. Losing a match to set up a title match is an IWRG staple at this point.

Soberano and Titan meet for the first time ever in a singles match tonight. Soberano put the Mexican National Welterweight championship against former holder Titan in Arena Puebla. It’s a rare tecnico/tecnico championship match in CMLL, though Titan has been playing the role of the rudo leading up to it.  Both have some recent experience facing tecnicos. Soberano’s previous defense was against Magia Blanca in the best match Blanca’s had in CMLL. Titan and Dragon Lee had a great match in Pro Wrestling Revolution earlier this year. Their sequences in the lead-up trios matches have been good, and this figures to be on the same level as the Soberano/Cavernario title match in this same arena.

It’s a better overall Puebla card than usual. The main event has Volador & Flyer versus Templario & Ultimo Guerrero, a rematch of the Gran Alternativa final. This probably won’t be as good, main events after a title match are usually cut a bit short. The Panther kids & Esfinge take on Puma, Tiger, and Felino in the fourth match. I think we take for granted how good the Puma/Tiger/Panther stuff is because CMLL runs it so often (and so meaninglessly), but maybe we shouldn’t right now – if Puma does on those indie dates, he might not be around to superkick Black Panther as much.

Princesa Sugehit, fresh off losing a title match to Dalys, meets Amapola in a lightning match. This should be another loss for Sugehit, setting up a title match for next week. Astro, Asturiano, and Stukita face Joker, Mercurio, and Stukita, to see if CMLL’s remembered a Puebla apuesta match for July. Meyer, Milenium, and Tigre Rojo Jr. meet Espiritu Maligno, King Joker and King Rocker in the opener.

The show will air at 9pm on CMLL’s YouTube channel. I’d guess the title match will be taking place around 10:20pm, and it’ll be up for VOD as soon as the show completes. Maybe I’ll remember to put up timestamps in the comments if it’s good.

MDA has announced Rey Wagner vs Penta on 07/29 in Monterrey.

+LuchaTV has an interview with Daga.

Segunda Caida reviews Hechicero versus Stuka lightning matches.


CMLL (TUE) 06/26/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Micro, Principe Daniel, Vaquero Jr. vs Demonio Maya, Frezzer, Relámpago Azul
2) Retro, Robin, Sangre Imperial vs Akuma, Inquisidor, Príncipe Odín Jr.
3) Drone, El Audaz, Fuego vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Virus
4) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. vs Cavernario, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Atlantis, Carístico, Volador Jr. vs La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible

Guadalajara cards are occasionally showing up late. There was no feud here last week. There’s probably not going to be Terrible here this week.

CMLL (SAT) 06/30/2018 Arena Coliseo
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia
2) Robin, Star Jr., Starman vs Cancerbero, Metálico, Sangre Azteca
3) Blue Panther, Drone, Stuka Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Universo 2000 Jr.
4) Dragón Lee © vs Luciferno [CMLL SL]
6th defense, first in over a year.
5) Kráneo, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Forastero, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

I need a weigh-in for that title match. It won’t be taped and we’ll never see it unless we get a fan to take a camera, which seems very stupid for a Dragon Lee singles match in 2018.

No sign of that trios title match. Cancerbero still going solo without Raziel.

CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2018-06-19

OneAtos Style

Recapped: 06/21/2018


Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro beat Angelito & Fantasy
(12:26 [5:02, 2:51, 4:33], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Hijo del Signo, Metálico, Signo Jr. beat Bengala, Leono, Príncipe Diamante 
(13:48 [5:45, 4:09, 3:54], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Disturbio, Espanto Jr., Virus beat Astral, Eléctrico, Star Jr. 
(16:04 [6:10, 5:03, 4:51], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Esfinge, Titán, Tritón beat Kawato, Okumura, Templario
(13:38 [3:50, 3:30, 6:18], 2/3, good, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Dragón Lee, Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr. beat Ephesto, Mephisto, Shocker
(12:32 [3:53, 5:25, 3:14], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Atlantis beat Rey Bucanero for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship
(11:16, 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

  1. Atlantis Villano cradle (2:24)

  2. Rey Bucanero inside cradle (0:53)

  3. Atlantis huracanrana (7:59)

What happened: 


Seconds in the main event were Stuka and Shocker. Shocker & Bucanero are now Senores Bien. Shocker punched Atlantis to set up Bucanero’s second fall win. Shocker did it again in the third time, but Atlantis kicked out and got the pin soon after.


Rey Bucanero put in a lot of work in the main event, carrying most of the action to make it a passable main event. Atlantis seems slow and had trouble getting to the top rope for his plancha. He did pull it off and took a superplex, though he didn’t do a lot more. Atlantis was never a guy who did a lot of different moves, instead of using a lot of armdrags and rollups, and while I’m not sure why that is, it turned the match into a rare bit of a rudo dominating the flow of the match for a long portion of the third fall. Bucanero brought a variety moves, old and new, and kept the match moving along. I’m not sure a Shocker or an Ephesto could’ve done it as well.

maybe Titan is going for this too often

The semifinal was good for watching Shocker stand in the corner while the other rudos did most of the work. It’s not a good match on paper and came up as a lesser version of the match which preceded it, but Dragon Lee trying to fix Shocker’s jaw with a tope was something to see.

The fourth match was good by some grading curve of B-shows. Friday matches need to be completely good matches. Tuesday matches which have simply have some good sequences seem pretty good by comparison to what else is going on. Kawato kick exchange with Titan in the first fall was startling competent, but he and Okumura disappeared into the background afterward. That worked out well, because Templario got his first real showcase of a trios match in a while, wrestling the entire técnico team and looking impressive doing so. Hechicero wanted to see a Titan/Templario match out of this and I was right with him; they are both super athletic and also prone to doing creatively silly things. The last couple of minutes do a lot sell these técnicos as a team, though I appreciate Titan’s refusal to ever join in on Esfinge & Triton’s pose.

Dragon Lee to Shocker’s face

The tercera was thoroughly average, where I could barely think of something to write about it. It’s unfair putting Signo & Espanto in back to back matches because they’re the same boring rudos. Pimping wanted this over so quick that he called Star Jr.’s third fall submission before Virus could finish putting on the hold.

I watched the opener to see if Angelito was still alive. He was! He had some good moments and showed more energy than usual for these dire openers. I hope Angelito wrestles more outside of CMLL where he might get something to do. This is worth checking out to see him if you haven’t watched him in a while, and the match overall was better paced than usual. It slowed down in the third fall, and Fantasy still pretty generic, so I couldn’t give a good. It wasn’t far off.