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
5) X-Fly b Ovett
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 Negro, Emperador Azteca [losers advance]
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 WELTER]
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.
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.