Fly Star unmasked, Pura Raza, plenty of other weekend indie shows

RIOT (SAT) 07/28/2018 Arena Femenil, Monterrey, Nuevo León [LuchaMania Monterrey]
1) Madness b Baby Xtreme
2) Tony Rodríguez (Jalisco) b Chik Tormenta
3) Kaientai & Lord Byron b Brian Villa & Willy Banderas
Kaienntai and Byron remain undefeated in RIOT. Referee Kike Aguilera got taken out during the match, and Sammy Guevera counted the three.
4) Lady Flammer NF Baby Extreme
Keyra no-showed. Baby Extreme worked twice but suffered an arm injury early on and the match didn’t finish.
5) Erick Ortiz b Ricky Starks
Ricky Starks replaced Ultimo Ninja on 07/20. Ortiz beat Starks. Ortiz challenged Starks for a trios match, Los Mismos de Siempre versus Xtra Talented + one TBA. Starks accepted then fouled Ortiz.
6) Kratoz & Prometo b Caifan II & Furor
Prometo (formerly Kamikaze) beat Furor with a 450 splash.
7) Sammy Guevara b Jack Evans
Sammy Guevera had a birthday party earlier in the night, where a small child gave him a Goku as a present. RIOT also brought out a Panda to dance for Sammy. The Panda danced, superkick Sammy, and revealed himself to be Jack Evans. Sammy’s real gift was a match with his enemy. Very good match. Guevera did a moonsault off the loft onto Jack, and was down with a leg injury for a while. He eventually crawled back to the ring to try to continue, seemed as though he could not continue, and surprised Jack with a superkick. Sammy eventually won a back and forth match with a 630 senton.

A week late with this, but the parts of Sammy/Jack I’ve seen were very good.

CMLL (SAT) 08/04/2018 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Fantasy & Último Dragóncito b Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
tecnicos took 2/3
2) Amapola, La Comandante, Metálica b La Guerrera, La Jarochita, Maligna
Amapola replaced Seductora. Rudas took 2/3.
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Súper Astro Jr. b Hijo del Signo, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr.
tecnicos took 1/3.
4) La Bestia Del Ring, Pólvora, Shocker b Ángel de Oro, Flyer, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, the last with Shocker sneaking in a foul on Angel de Oro.
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Valiente b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero

Results that I’m putting here just because I usually put it here but nothing appears to have happened. Hijo del Signo and Super Astro Jr. did promos trying to work a feud based on people caring about their father’s feuding.

MEXA WRESTLING (SAT) 08/04/2018 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Negro Casas b Fresero Jr.SobredosisBaby StarDiosa QuetzalYorubaTortito NegroX-FlyOvettLunatic ExtremeEmperador AztecaFandangoWarrior Jr.TrombaAtomic StarTerremotoMr. Leo181920 [Copa Mexa] Campal Mexa, 20 luchadores en acción, invitado especial NEGRO CASAS. (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
listed as a 20 person match (maybe 3 names missing, maybe not actually 20?) Everyone was a surprise. Negro Casas got a big reaction and was honored after his win.
2) Keyra b Lady Maravilla Keira vs Lady Maravilla en mano a mano en Mexa Westling (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Keyra remains undefeated in MexaWrestlng
3) Titán (CMLL) b The King King Fénix vs Titan mano a mano en Mexa Westling en la Arena San Juan Pantitlán (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
4) El Bandido & Flamita b Eterno & Steve Pain Flamita y Bandido vs Steve Pain y Eterno en Mexa Westling en la Arena San Juan (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
5) Aramis, Centurion, Látigo b Arez, Erick Ortiz, Mr. Iguana Arez, Mr. Iguana y Erik Ortiz vs Centvrión, Látigo y Aramis en Mexa Westling (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Aramis replaced Septimo Dragon (injury)
6) Tiger b Metaleón Metalón vs Tiger mano a mano en Mexa Westling en la Arena San Juan (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
7) Toxin b Fly Star [maskToxin vs Fly Star ¡¡¡ Máscara vs Máscara en Mexa Westling !!! (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Fly Star was unmasked as Alberto Colin Espinoza, 28 years old, 10 years a wrestler.

Huge turn out for the mask match/1st anniversary show. That match was said to be must-see, and probably will be easy to find with dozens of people shooting video. This was said to be a very good show, and they had a more professional lighting and look than usual.

CMLL , Pura Raza (SAT) 08/04/2018 Rodeo Santa Fe, Tlalnepantla, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, MTR de Rudo]
1) Demasiado b Tackle
Sangre Nuveo del CMLL
2) Angelito & Shockercito b Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
Pequeno Estrellas
3) Dalys & Reina Isis b Marcela & Mystique
4) Kawato, Musashi, Okumura b Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Dragón Lee & Mistico b Titán & Tritón and Audaz & Templario
Bandido & Flamita were advertised but didn’t wrestle (didn’t make it over from Mexa Wrestling in time)
6) Hechicero b Christopher Daniels [NWA LHHIGHLIGHTS Hechicero vs Christopher Daniels en Pura Raza (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
sixth defense
7) Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe b Rey Cometa & Volador Jr. HIGHLIGHTS Jay y Mark Briscoe vs Volador Jr y Rey Cometa en Pura Raza (posted by Estrellas del Ring)

There were definitely going to be winners and losers on this packed night. I’m not sure if anyone had guessed Pura Raza was going to be on the losing end; the ROH +CMLL names seemed like they should be a big deal. They were not, drawing a small crowd in a big building. The last couple of matches were said not to be great either.

Sanchez , Invasion Indie (SAT) 08/04/2018 Arena Neza [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Mr. Ángel, Niño Triki, Príncipe Caballero b Machete, Príncipe Barush, Titan Del Espacio
2) Antar, Kronoz, Savage b Capricornio, Karma I, Karma II
3) Flama Roja, Torito, Toro Negro b Estrella De Oro, Sky Man, Warrior Jr.
Warrior Jr. betrayed his team.
4) Corsario Negro Jr., Drako, Fresero Jr. b Bizarro, Herodes Jr., Veneno Fresero Jr, Drako y Corsario vs Veneno, Bizarro y Herodes Jr en la Arena Neza (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
5) Carístico DDQ Penta Zero M [super libre] Penta 0M vs Carístico mano a mano en la Arena Neza (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Penta fouled Caristico, Caristico pulled Penta’s mask.
6) Mr. Electro, Sharly Rockstar, Zorro b Hijo de LA Park, Trauma I, Trauma II Mr. Electro, Sharlie Rockstar y el Zorro vs el Hijo de L.A Park y los Traumas I y II (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
7) LA Park DQ RushRey Wagner Rush vs L.A Park vs Rey Wagner en triangular en la Arena Neza (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
DQ for mask removal.

Credit to Caristico & Penta ending a super libre match in a double DDQ. Seemed like they did well in turnout.

Klandestino (SAT) 08/04/2018 Arena Lopez Mateos [R de Rudo]
1) Flyman, Kalibus, Súper Terry b Mantra, Mordok, Súper Dragons Jr.
2) Keira & Reina del Sur b Lady Maravilla & Lolita
3) Hijo de LA Park, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pitbull b Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic, Iron Love
4) Danger, Loquillo, Sádico, Yoruba b Alas de Oro, Centella Oriental, Mexica, Yakuza
5) Dragón Lee b Laredo Kid & Impossible
No Bandido and Daga, with Imposible in as a replacement. He was eliminated first and Dragon Lee beat Laredo Kid
6) LA Park & Rey Wagner b Rush & Terrible Rey Wagner y L.A Park vs Rush y la Bestia del Ring en la Arena López Mateos. (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Bestia del Ring replaced Terrible (injury)

I know the least about this show, but it also seems to have drawn well. (Maybe fans just liked going to buildings they know?) It worked better for other people, but the end result of Bandido being triple booked was getting to work one show, getting removed from another, and not making a third in time. Maybe everyone will figure this out better next time. (Spoiler: No.)

CMLL (SUN) 08/05/2018 Arena México [CMLL]
1) El Coyote & Yago b Arkalis & Sonic
2) Cancerbero, Metálico, Nitro b Oro Jr., Príncipe Diamante, Robin
rudos took 2/3.
3) Drone b Kawato San [lightning]
4) Esfinge, Rey Cometa, Titán b Misterioso Jr., Okumura, Sagrado
tecnicos took 1/3
5) La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Tiger vs Diamante Azul, Kráneo, Valiente [Relevos Increíbles]
Tiger replaced Terrible (injury). Rudos took 1/3.
6) Cavernario, Christopher Daniels, Último Guerrero b Matt Taven, Mistico, Niebla Roja
Niebla Roja replaced Dragon Lee, both in the match and his feud with Cavernario. Tecnicos took 2/3, the last via DQ when Cavernario fouled Roja.

Post show promos: Kawato (in Japanese!), Rush, Kraneo & Diamante Azul (Kraneo wants to form Los Gorilas del Ring!), Niebla Roja and Cavernario. I have no idea where Dragon Lee was instead of being here.

CMLL saw the Briscoes off, say they’ll return soon. Christopher Daniels said the same thing after his match. Could be coming back for the Gran Prix, could just be saying things.

At the The Crash show on Friday, Daga told 126F that he’s going to Japan for a couple months. The Crash announced T-Hawk & CIMA for their 08/08 show, which is about a week before BOLA.

Lucha World has the latest Lucha Report.

The Gladiatores has a 50-minute interview with Black Terry.

Segunda Caida reviews Fenix’s CMLL debut on 06/08/18 & the 07/20 big CMLL trios.