AAA was on Friday before and Saturday after, so they’re just out of this week.
My current Lucha Underground attention level is so low that I didn’t realize those matches weren’t actually included in the last list. It’s been a problem with trying to figure out taping dates without reading all the spoilers and knowing too much of the season ahead of time. It has now occurred that avoiding digging deep into the LU spoilers hasn’t actually helped my enjoyment of this season all that much so far, so maybe I can safely reconstruct the tapings at this point. So far, I’ve only done the seven episodes that have aired.
(I also retroactively lowered Cage/Mesias a great. I think I wanted it to be better than it was and now I’m more accepting where this season is.)
Sanson/Niebla Roja is the one match to watch for sure. Sanson is easily ahead of his brother as a singles luchador at this point. I think I liked Vibora/Johnny Mundo more than everyone who isn’t named Vibora or Johnny Mundo.
I watched Soberano/Cavernario “live” and I can’t remember what I would’ve said about it, so I guess I’m watching it again. It was somewhere in the good/great range if you’re not wanting to wait months.
IWRG (SUN) 07/29/2018Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Chicanito b Black Puma
2) Death Metal & Dowki b Alas de Acero & Holocausto Holocausto replaced Shadow Boy
3) Lunatic Extreme b Hijo del Mosco X-Fly
4) Freelance, Hijo de Canis Lupus, Relámpago b Demonio Infernal, Diablo Jr., Gallo Frances
5) Trauma I & X-Fly b Cerebro Negro & Hijo del Alebrije Trauma I & Hijo del Alebrije argued backstage after the match.
6) Dr. Cerebro DRAW Trauma II double pin, setting up a rematch.
7) El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Eterno, Pirata Morgan b Apolo Estrada Jr., Capo del Norte, Capo del Sur Pirata replaced his son. Apolo Estrada Jr. replaced Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
AYM streamed the IWRG show online, didn’t tell anyone. It’s there still, on a one camera shot.
I feel a high percentage of my role is to tell identify which title is on the line when CMLL and IWRG set up feuds. Cerbero & Trauma II appear to be heading to an IWRG Welterweight title match.
CMLL in Puebla is week 2 of a feud. We don’t know which one. Caristico, Gran Guerrero, and Ultimo Guerrero face Flyer, Mistico, and Volador in a rematch of last week’s match. It appeared to end when Mistico got a little too enthusiastic at ripping at Mistico’s feud. That could be the singles match being set up, as they were obviously feuding thru the match, though it’d be odd to go right back to it again after four months. The DQ came too soon to really get a sense of how good the match would be. It is a Puebla trios match, so it’s never going to be great.
The rest of the show is random trios. Hechicero, Mr. Niebla, and Shocker take on Niebla Roja, Soberano, and Stuka. Olimpico has his second match this month, which makes it a busy month for him in 2018, teaming with Templario & Universo 2000 Jr. versus Esfinge, Triton, and Guerrero Maya. The opening two matches has a minis focused match and the usual locals. It’s a 9pm start time show, airing on CMLL’s YouTube channel.
CMLL (SAT) 08/04/2018Arena Coliseo
1) Fantasy & Último Dragóncito vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
2) La Guerrera, La Jarochita, Maligna vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Metálica
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Súper Astro Jr. vs Hijo del Signo, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr.
4) Ángel de Oro, Flyer, Stuka Jr. vs La Bestia Del Ring, Pólvora, Shocker
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Valiente vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
A show so unremarakble that I only realized I didn’t put it here when Super Astro Jr. mentioned the show on Twitter. It’s remarkable that it’s not remarkable – the ROH guys are in on this day but working for Pura Raza instead of CMLL.