CMLL (FRI) 08/31/2018 Arena México [CMLL, Estrellas del Ring, Lucha Central, Marca, MedioTiempo, Notimex, Record, SuperLuchas, The Gladiatores]
1) Akuma & El Coyote b Arkalis & Robin
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Amapola, Dalys, Reyna Isis b La Jarochita, Lluvia, Marcela
Rudas took 1/3.
3) Felino, Negro Casas, Tiger b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Ciber the Main Man, Scharly Rock Star, The Chris b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
straight falls. Guerreros were DQed for taking The Chris’ cane and using it on Kaoz in the first, then Cibernetico beat UG in the second.
5) Matt Taven b Cavernario
Taven took 2/3, winning after a foul. Volador & Rush were seconds and got involved.
6) Diamante Azul, LA Park, Volador Jr. DQ Bushi, Naito, Rush
Tecnicos took 1/3, the last when EVIL jumped in the ring and attacked the referee t stop a count.
CMLL promos: Arkalis (introducing himself), Clan Casas (Tiger wants a trios title shot), Guerreros (still want an apuesta match after they win), Klan Kaoz (also still want an apuesta match after they win) and Los Ingobernables. The Kaoz/Guerreros always feels like the normal challenges which don’t go anywhere, but this is a lot of effort being spent on Kaoz for simply a trios title match.
Press room interviews; Rush & Naito (Estrellas del Ring, +LuchaTV and more +LuchaTV), Klan Kaoz (Estrellas del Ring, +LuchaTV), NGD (Estrellas del Ring), Cavernario (+LuchaTV), Clan Casas (+LuchaTV), the rudas (+LuchaTV),
I won’t see this show for a few days. It sounded like the Taven/Cavernario match was good if not must see, the main event was more an experience than a good match, Kaoz/Guerreros was over this week, and the third match might have been the best match on the show. Casas beating NGD seems to be going nowhere though. CMLL had LA Park work opposite BUSHI in the main event, so as to not distracted from the Volador/Rush build. I don’t want to complain about seeing LA Park, but putting him in matches with Rush at all at this point is awkward.
Future Legend (FRI) 08/31/2018 Paradise Event Center, Las Vegas, Nevada [Lucha Central]
1) Oráculo & Serpentico b Snowflake & Ultimo Panda
2) Heather Monroe, Hurricane Helms, Máscarita Dorada b Demus, Johnny Mundo, Taya
3) Chris Adonis, Eddie Edwards, Ricky Banderas b Killer Kross, Marty Martinez, Moose
4) Penta Zero M, Rey Fénix (LU), Rey Mysterio Jr. b Juventud Guerrera, Psicosis II, Súper Crazy
5) Ortiz (Impact) & Santana (Impact) b Daga & Tom Lawlor
6) Adrian Quest, Destino Negro (Baja California), Douglas James, La Máscara b Black Danger (Baja California), Black Taurus (Indie), Eli Everfly, Vapor
7) Austin Theory b Rey Horus, Laredo Kid
Matches 5/6/7 were all said to be pretty good, with Match 4 being more about the novelty of having those people involved. This is not available on VOD now but will likely be later. Expo Lucha is streaming again at 2pm local (4pm CT) with the Legends show.
PALL (FRI) 08/31/2018 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Estrellas del Ring, R de Rudo]
1) Aspirantito Jr. & Kid Silver b Maravilla Strong & Murciélago De Plata Jr.
2) Mini Difunto & Mini Hator b Pentagoncito & Pinochito
3) Ludark Shaitan & Zeuxis b Keyra & Lolita
Keyra replaced Lady Flammer.
4) Ángel o Demonio, Fantasma de la Ópera, Ovett DQ Demasiado, Pasion Cristal, Soy Roymunda
5) Dragón Bane, Freelance, Toxin b Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid and Black Dragón, Leo, Rafy
Toxin replaced Freelance but was hurting after the match. Black Dragon replaced one of the Tortugas.
6) El Divo & Hijo de LA Park b Dr. Cerebro & El Hijo del Medico Asesino
7) LA Park b Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Hechicero
Hechicero replaced Mr. Niebla hours before the show. LA Park beat Ray via foul.
Looked like a good turn out if not a sell-out. The fifth match gets mentioned as the best one. No next date specified.
AAA , EMW , ELITE (FRI) 08/31/2018 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Jimmy b Crazy Boy, Crazy King, Camuflaje
Bonus DTU match. Money thrown in.
2) Chik Tormenta & Lady Apache b La Hiedra & Lady Shani
win via mask pull.
3) Ciclón Ramírez Jr., Golden Magic, Último Maldito b Arkángel Divino, Genio del Aire, Mirage
Ciclon Ramirez Jr. was the mystery person on Magic’s side.
4) Sammy Guevara b Steve Pain, Xtreme Tiger
The crowd was divided on Guevera.
5) Jack Evans & Teddy Hart b Averno & Súper Fly
6) Damián 666 & Mr. Águila b Joe Lider & Pagano
Extreme match. Pagano was hurt again, giving Elite a 2/1 edge. Lider challenged Damian to a hair match. Money thrown in.
7) Hijo del Fantasma b Psycho Clown, Puma King, Electroshock
Fantasma unmasked Psycho and fouled the other two.
Elite pointed out they’re now 2-0 against AAA. The next AAA vs ELITE show is in about three weeks in Tijuana. The Elite social media mentioning results is unusual for them, they haven’t done that since coming back. A DTU match is also quite random since it’s not like they’re normally anywhere close to Tijuana. Strong turnout.
AAA streams Sunday night in Monterrey. The show time is listed as 6:30pm, so expect the matches to start after 7pm CT. Main event is scheduled as LA Park vs Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma. I suspect matches on the show to change after the events of TripleMania, but there’s a good lineup of wrestlers listed. There’s a lot of AAA streams in a short amount of time (TripleMania last week, two tapings next week), not to mention the Expo Lucha and All in taking up your time, but this might be a taping worth checking out something this weekend.
The MMM show had Lucha Underground executive producer Eric Van Wagenen on talking more about his new show, though also on his thoughts on Pentagon & a WWE deal. You should also listen for the important story of why the tacos at the wedding had no meat. Some details on other situations from the podcast: the visas for the Mexican wrestlers finally came in three weeks after tapings finished. They have plans to get that started much sooner next year, in case there are the same delays. Also, Dante Fox was not cleared by LU’s doctors to wrestle at the start of the season. He will eventually be on this season. This was all also kind of a problem with the tight taping schedule. At least one thing will change in season 5: Van Wagenen heard the Ice Temple is being condemned (and seemed to agree with that concept), so they’re going to need a new venue again. Or maybe an old one – there was more positive talk about the previous Temple.
CMLL (FRI) 09/07/2018 Arena México
1) Pegasso & Príncipe Diamante vs Hijo del Signo & Metálico
2) El Gallito, Guapito, Microman vs Chamuel, Mije, Perico Zacarías
3) Dalys vs Reyna Isis [lightning]
4) Esfinge, Titán, Tritón vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Templario
5) Gilbert El Boricua, Mephisto, Negro Casas vs Atlantis, L.A. Park, Mistico
6) Carístico, Matt Taven, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, La Bestia Del Ring, Rush [Relevos Increíbles]
Exciting build to this double hair match:
- 08/17: Carístico, Matt Taven, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, La Bestia Del Ring, Rush
- 08/24: Carístico, Matt Taven, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, La Bestia Del Ring, Rush
- 08/31: Matt Taven vs Cavernario
- 09/07: Carístico, Matt Taven, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, La Bestia Del Ring, Rush
Gilbert (Mesias) makes his debut, opposite old rival LA Park. Guantos Style team up to face a mismatch of rudos.
This is the first streaming appearance for Microman since June. It’s the first Friday match for him in 13 months (and the first trios micros match.)
Principe Diamante hasn’t been around in about two months too.