AAA in Merida, Daga betrays Pentagon in The Crash, CMLL weekend results

two different theories on topes

CMLL (SAT) 09/08/2018 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico b Acero & Aéreo
2) Cancerbero, Inquisidor, Yago b Magnus, Retro, Robin
3) Kawato San, Nitro, Okumura b Esfinge, Stigma, Tritón
rudos took 1/3.
4) Templario b Fuego [lightning]
Templario wins via powerbomb backcracker.
5) Máscara Año 2000, Shocker, Terrible b Blue Panther Jr., Kráneo, Valiente
Blue Panther Jr. replaced Stuka on Tuesday. Terrible’s return to CMLL after injury. Rudos took 1/3.
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Matt Taven DQ Cavernario, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
tecnicos took 2/3, the last when Cavernario was DQed for fouling Taven

Templario talks about his win. CMLL’s focused on building up the Anniversario match and not trying to do much else, which would be smart if the build was anything interesting.

CMLL (SUN) 09/09/2018 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Leono b Cholo & Grako
tecnicos took 2/3
2) Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito b Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragóncito
rudos took 1/3
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Guerrero Maya Jr. b Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Universo 2000 Jr.
tecnicos took 2/3
4) Pólvora b Tiger [lightning]
Polvora won via casita
5) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Diamante Azul b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
tecnicos took 1/3
6) Matt Taven, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr. b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
tecnicos took 2/3

Promos by Niebla Roja & Matt Taven, and Polvora.

CMLL looks back at Mocho Cota vs Satanico from 1980, Satanico & Sangre Azteca winning in 1983, and Negro Casas taking Rush’s hair.

AAA (SAT) 09/08/2018 Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo [+LuchaTV, La AficionRecord]
1) Keyra & Lady Maravilla b Scarlett Bordeaux & Vanilla
2) Angelikal & Hijo Del Vikingo b Australian Suicide & Jack Evans
3) Golden Magic, Laredo Kid, Sammy Guevara b Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana
Poder del Norte win streak comes to an end (if this show counts)
4) Fénix & Psycho Clown b Brian Cage & Hijo del Fantasma

The usual show at the resort was not televised this year. It was also listed strangely as “lucha de exhibicion”, so maybe these results can’t be counted in the official standings. Or maybe it was just a shorter show, with a lot of people who were wrestling on the rest of the tour getting a night off.AAA TV (SUN) 09/09/2018 Coliseo Yucatan, Mérida, Yucatán
1) Lady Maravilla, Lady Shani, Vanilla b Keyra, La Hiedra, Scarlett Bordeaux  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
8:56. Shani pinned Hiedra. Keyra attacked Shani after the match, setting off a pull apart also including Maravilla (unmasked by Keyra) and Hiedra.
2) Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana b Angelikal, Golden Magic, Hijo Del Vikingo  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
9:50. Mocho Cota frog splash Golden magic.
3) Aerostar & Máximo b Australian Suicide & Hijo de LA Park and La Máscara & Rey Escorpión  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
10:00. Maximo surprise kissed La Mascara to set up the win. Maximo went after Mascara again post-match, which led Texano to come out to attack him. This was Texano’s only appearance on the show. Los Mercenarios unmasked Aerostar as well.
4) Fénix b Laredo KidCage  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
9:08. Fenix beat Laredo Kid. Laredo Kid asked for a title match anyway, and Fenix said sure. Cage also seemed to signal he wanted a title match.
5) Pagano & Psycho Clown b Hijo del Fantasma & LA Park  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
16:52. Psycho Clown beat Fantasma with a casita.

Good show, with Fenix/Kid/Cage worth tracking down and the women’s match is good too. The post-match scrum seems to confirm a 1v1 Faby Apache vs Keyra match isn’t happening (but at least the multi-women match will have a reason to exist.) Laredo taking the pinfall and getting a title match was very weird but the match will be good. AAA is building up Mascara/Maximo, but rarely runs non-title midcard singles matches so who knows.

Every match besides the main event was changed. Jack Evans & Sammy Guevera were the two obvious people missing. My impression is Guevera is fine, not injured and just made a dumb mistake. I’d guess Jack did the same. Afternoon shows are tough.

AAA’s next streaming show is listed as 09/30, which doesn’t seem right for a promotion that’s been running so often this summer. The 09/21 Toluca show was listed as a TV taping at one point, but I was told it will not be one.

Hijo del Fantasma says he’s not interested in Psycho Clown’s mask. Record has other scenes from the resort weekend and Diario de Yucatan has shots of fans at the Merida show.

The Crash (SAT) 09/08/2018 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California [The Crash, thecubsfan, Zona Ruda]
1) Star Boy, Viento, Zarco b Audaz (CMLL), Torito Negro, Xperia
2) Princesa Sugehit b Tessa Blanchard
9:59. Sugehit submitted Tessa and asked for a title match. (Announcers were confused and thought this might be a title match itself.)
3) Hechicero Daga
19:15. great match
4) CIMA & T-Hawk b Rey Horus & Soberano Jr.
5) Bestia 666, Fatu, Mecha Wolf b Cuatrero, Forastero (CMLL), Sansón
9:57. Garza Jr. was special referee and assisted his friends with the win. NGD challenged to a rematch (with Universo 2000 Jr.) Fatu was earlier added to the Rebelion Amarilla.
6) Carístico & Volador Jr. b Daga & Penta Zero M
12:12. Fenix was listed in the main event, but was working AAA instead. The Crash knew well in advance and just stopped mentioning his name without addressing it. This match was mentioned as if it was a three-way all night, but Daga showed up before the match and decided to take Pentagon’s spot (which Pentagon didn’t seem happy with.) Daga ended up attacking Pentagon to get the win. Volador took Caristico’s mask afterward and left. Daga said he’d been the best wrestler in the Rebelion Rojo all along but the crowd didn’t cheer for him like they did for Penta and Fenix being inferior. This seems to be the end of the Rebelion Rojo (no one was wearing their shirts all night long anyway.)

The Crash announced they’d be streaming this event, and all future ones, just a few hours before the show. The show is still up on Facebook in one two parts. It died during the fourth match, pretty close to the finish. The stream was otherwise fine, about the level you’d get from a +LuchaTV streaming show with multiple cameras and announcers.

Matches 3 & 5 were both worth checking out. Main event was more about setting up the angle. If a full version of the OWE/Horus/Soberano match turns up, you should check it out too.

Breaking up Daga with Penta & Fenix makes sense. Fenix missing this show was a clear indication that it’s going to be tough for The Crash to get dates on Penta & Fenix going forward, while Daga seems like a guy who’s not going to AAA (or CMLL, though that was teased after the Hechicero match) and maybe they can build around him so more. There are some bigger issues though. The regular guys who are pushed are down to about Daga, Garza, Bestia, Mecha Wolf, Fatu, and Rey Horus, and Rey Horus is the only tecnico. And Daga might not be regular for a while; he’s got a trip to Japan that’s been hinted at but not yet officially announced by the promotion bringing him in, which is going to stifle his momentum here.

The Crash is back in just two weeks, running in Tijuana on 09/21 with Gilbert el Boricua vs Mecha Wolf.

Segunda Caida watched Lucha Underground Season 4, Episode 3.

An interview with Hidalgo luchador Kulikitaka.