CMLL (TUE) 09/11/2018 Arena México [CMLL, Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Apocalipsis & Yago b Leono & Sangre Imperial
Rudos took 1/3
2) Cancerbero, Metálico, Nitro b Magnus, Robin, Star Jr.
Rudos took straight falls.
3) Kawato San, Okumura, Tiger b Fuego, Pegasso, Stigma
Rudos took 2/3.
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Shocker b Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
5) Atlantis, Kráneo, Valiente b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Volador Jr. b Cavernario
straight falls, Cavernario fouling Volador.
Cavernario’s post-match promo was about how this outcome didn’t matter, which sure seemed to be true. CMLL led into the Anniversario with a diaster show. The stream was not running for the first match, then died for about half of the main event. In theory, CMLL has a full copy of this show that they could upload at any time. It’s never going to be uploaded and that’s probably fine. People on the show seemed more interested in getting done so they could watch the US/Mexico futbol game. That’s probably why the second match was what it was. Do not watch. (I’ll probably watch.)
Javier Cardoso, who runs the lucha libre coverage for Marca, says Marca is not airing the show this week. CMLL has said nothing other than re-tweeting a ROH post mentioning they’ll be airing the show. That might mean the biggest show of CMLL’s year will only air on an English language streaming service. That’s strange but right for CMLL, who is probably much more concerned about convincing people to fill in the cheap seats at the arena than selling the show to people who aren’t in the area. The problem is, CMLL isn’t just saying “it’s not streaming”, so most everyone will go to Marca’s Facebook and website and CMLL’s YouTube expecting to see it on Friday, instead of buying the tickets as CMLL would like.
CMLL (TUE) 09/11/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Explosivo, Luminoso, Magnum b Difunto, Maléfico, Ráfaga
tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Akuma, Espanto Jr., Hijo del Signo b Arkalis, Oro Jr., Súper Astro Jr.
rudos took 1/3.
3) Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa b Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Virus
tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Diamante Azul, Matt Taven, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 1/3
5) Rush b Carístico
Rush took 1/3, the last sneaking in a foul.
That’s the main event result that you’d expect. They made sure not to pin Taven in the third fall of the semimain.
Zeuxis’ first-round match in the Mae Young Classic airs tonight on WWE Network.
DTU (TUE) 09/11/2018 Arena Aficion [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Dayami & Destino b Devil Boy & Josh Sniper
2) Hermes b Luigi, Aero Panther
3) Paranoiko & Pesadilla b Fight Panther Jr. & Kevin
4) Diva Salvaje & Jessy Ventura b Kaleth & Tiburón
title challenge followed
5) Crazy Boy, Jimmy, LuFisto b Chik Tormenta, Danny Demanto, Joe Lider
6) Aero Boy b Conor Claxton, Crazy King
Decent turnout for a DTU show, which might turn up on Powerbomb at some point. I didn’t realize Masashi Takeda was missing the entire tour. That appears to be the case. He apologized for it on Twitter and is already back in Japan. At a press show press conference, Crazy Boy blames on the planes. They had a flight for Takeda to come to Mexico but had issues with his flight back to Japan and Takeda had an important show in Japan that he couldn’t risk missing. Meanwhile, this seems like the second straight DTU tour that Mary Apache has been advertised for and not appeared.
Lucha Underground 4×14 is named “Pet Cemetery”
- Fenix, Aerostar & Drago vs Kobra Moon, Jeremiah Crane, and Daga (c) for the Lucha Underground Trios Championship
- Ivelisse vs Dragon Azteca Jr. (c) for the Gift of the Gods
The preview mentions King Cuerno and someone else aiming for a shot at Pentagon Dark’s title.
SuperLuchas points to a Twitter account in Mr. Niebla’s name that’s apologizing for his most recent mishap. I don’t know if it’s really him. There’s been a story going around for a week or so that Mr. Niebla had his license suspended. I haven’t mentioned here because the original source doesn’t have a track record of breaking news and it seemed like they just repeated the Black Skeller story but put Mr. Niebla’s name in his place. And, as happened with Black Skeller, having his license suspended/retired/whatever had no impact on his ability to wrestle matches. Everything still suggests Mr. Niebla will be back in CMLL as soon as CMLL decided his time out is over.
The grand opening of Talavision’s Arena Mexico store was scheduled for Friday but is canceled. They say it was for reasons outside of their control. The scheduled Penta & Fenix autograph signing will still happen but instead at their main store.
Voices of Wrestling has a review of The Crash show from Saturday from someone who was there.
GALLI announced their last show in Arena GALLI on 09/23 will be their first show airing on Powerbomb.TV. It’ll also have Fenix putting his AAA Megachampion title on the line against Aeroboy and the GALLI championship. I believe in Aero Boy but maybe not AAA Megachampion levels.
Lucha Memes has the Coliseo Coacalco 21st anniversary show on 10/21:
- Canek will appear
- Estrellita vs Keyra
- Shu el Guerrero vs Hechicero
- Indystrongibles (Arez, Impulso, Belial) vs Nuevo Generacion Dinamita (Sanson, Cuatrero, Forastero)
Tyson La Bestia talks about getting into lucha libre, is proud of how far he’s gotten in just three years. The STFRM initials that both he and his girlfriend Marcela wear on their gear is apparently the union that represents railroad workers in Mexico. Tyson is part of that in his other life.
CMLL (MON) 09/17/2018 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & El Asturiano vs Espíritu Maligno & Fuerza Chicana
2) Oro Jr., Súper Astro Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr. vs El Malayo, King Jaguar, King Rocker Jr.
3) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Tiger
4) Flyer, Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, Último Guerrero vs Cavernario, La Bestia Del Ring, Rush
LA Park and son make their way to Arena Puebla, where the Rush/UG feud will not die.
The Crash (FRI) 09/21/2018 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Star Boy, Viento, Zarco vs Animal, Demencia, Silver Star
2) Kody Lane, Tessa Blanchard, Torito Negro vs B-Boy, Lil Cholo, Miranda Alize
3) Soberano Jr. vs ACH
4) El Bandido, Flamita, Rey Horus vs Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Templario (CMLL)
5) Carístico & Penta Zero M vs Daga & Volador Jr.
6) Gilbert el Boricua vs Mecha Wolf 450
Quick follow up show follows up on Daga’s turn. What would they have done if Daga hadn’t needed to replace Fenix? Soberano/ACH is a unique first-time match and the fourth match jumps out – I want Bandido versus Templario in the UG trainee battle. This show should air live on Facebook.
AAA TV (SUN) 09/30/2018 Plaza de Toros San Miguel, Uriangato, Guanajuato
1) Dinastía, Drastik Boy, Hijo Del Vikingo vs Australian Suicide, King Balam, Villano III Jr.
2) Angelikal, Lady Shani, Niño Hamburguesa vs Arez, Lady Maravilla, Parka Negra
3) Aerostar & Drago vs Golden Magic & Puma King
4) La Parka & Murder Clown vs Monsther Clown & Taurus
5) La Máscara, Rey Escorpión, Texano Jr. vs Mamba, Máximo, Pimpinela Escarlata
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma & Jeff Jarrett
This appears to be the next AAA TV taping – nothing else has been mentioned so far, so the weekly TV tapings may mysterious disappear as quickly as they appear. Uriangato is not exactly an AAA taping hub; this is the first & only taping I can find there, though records may not be complete. Whenever AAA tapes someplace odd, that usually means a civil authority bought a show as part of a fair, and a fair is running from the 22nd to the 30th here.
Main event sets up Jarrett & Wagner again. La Mascara & Maximo continue feuding in the semi-main. Monsther Clown hasn’t been seen since Murder Clown sudden turn on 08/02. There were rumors he was written out due to injury, but he’s worked some spot shows since.
Aerostar/Drago vs Golden Magic/Puma should be good. So should really that first half of the card, though Nino Hamburguesa doesn’t quite fit in with the direction of the matches. Nice to see Villano III back in matches. A King Balam is a regular in Satillo. He’s not the first; a member of the Ibarra (Park/Volador) family appeared under that name appeared in AAA way back in 1994 and 95, which means there’s a good chance this is that guy’s son.
RWC , LyC , KAOZ (SUN) 10/14/2018 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Silver Tiger vs Imposible
2) Babe Fox & Baby Xtreme vs El Komander & Obsesión
3) Jack Evans vs Epydemius
4) Puma King vs El Divo, Golden Magic
5) Emperador Azteca (IWRG) vs The Tiger
6) Satánico vs Difunto I
7) Head Hunter vs Azteca Warrior
8) LA Park vs Rush [super libre]
I have no idea what RWC stands for and I’m not sure if I should care about a new group of initials running the same basic group of people in Monterrey who will probably disappear or overhaul everything in 3-4 shows. The news, such as it is, is Llaves y Candados seems to have stepped into to Zorro void with Kaoz Promotions. LA Park/Rush is happening again.