CMLL (FRI) 09/14/2018 Arena México [CMLL, Lucha Central]
1) La Jarochita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit b Dalys, La Metálica, Reyna Isis
La Metalica replaced La Maligna on 08/24 (and it might have been a typo to start?)
2) Ángel de Oro, Audaz, Niebla Roja b Felino, Mephisto, Negro Casas
Mephisto replaced Mr. Niebla on 09/14.
3) Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón b Atlantis, Mistico, Soberano Jr.
4) Ciber the Main Man, Scharly Rockstar, The Chris b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero [CMLL TRIOS]
Guerreros fall on their first defense. Ciber used the ropes to beat Ultimo Guerrero.
5) Diamante Azul, King Phoenix, Penta El Zero M b Carístico, Hijo de LA Park, LA Park
6) Bárbaro Cavernario & Rush b Matt Taven & Volador Jr. [hair]
Cavernario beat Taven, Volador beat Cavernario, Rush beat Volador after Taven kicked Volador (by accident? he was a rudo after the match.)
Main event was said to be good beside the finish, and there was stuff to watch in 2/3/5. Taven may have been a rudo or may have turned for the benefit of the ROH audience. Overall, this seems like a card where the good stuff was better than expected and the bad stuff was a little bit worse.
El Klan – or Cl4N, CMLL and Ciber need to have a meeting to figure this out – winning came off as a big surprise to people watching. I’m not as shocked, CMLL’s would’ve ditched them a while ago if they thought they were bad – giving them titles is no big deal if you’re already putting on the Aniversario show. Maybe we’ll get Universal matches for all of them too.
Outside of the internet.tv showing up as $100 USD for some people for a while, it sounds like the stream went well. ROH is suggesting the idea of doing putting up an English language version of the main event on delay. It’d be a big step if there was English language CMLL content available.
I spent the night at PWG’s Battle of Lost Angeles. My phone barely works in the building, which didn’t stop me from checking it every 15 minutes for CMLL results. I probably should learn something from that.
Relevant lucha libre results
- Rey Horus beat Adam Brooks
- Flamita beat Puma King
- Bandido beat T-Hawk
Horus & Bandido had great performances. Flamita and Puma King had maybe the best match of the night. Puma King got over from the moment he came out and got two different Please Come Back chants after the match. It’s hard to imagine a debut match getting a better reaction than Puma got here. Flamita’s super and people were disappointed he won. He wrestled before intermission and I think he sold every shirt he had during intermission. All the Mexican wrestlers did well and there will be more to say about them on Sunday, but Puma was the guy making his first impression and he made a strong one.
Mr. Nieble acknowledged to Pasala that he was drunk in the 08/28 match that ended very quickly. He thanks Volador for ending the match before he did any harm to himself or someone else and defends CMLL and the commission from blame, saying he’s good at hiding his condition before going out there. (That seems unlikely, but it also seems like something you should say if those people are dependent on getting your job back.) Niebla says he’s not been suspended by the commission or had his license retired, as was going around in a pretty thin rumor, and will be wrestling tomorrow as scheduled. His only contact with CMLL was a phone call telling him he was off shows.
The leaked Heroes Inmortales card for San Luis Potosi in 10/03 is now taking place on 10/28 in Puebla. That’s a pretty big switch. The San Luis Potosi promoters had been advertising Heroes Inmortales for that date for a while, and the card is essentially the same (women’s match moved to opener and Australian Suicide replaces Taurus), so the 10/03 show was real and something happened. No idea what. It’s a little strange to have a major card announced complete six weeks ahead of time when AAA was so reluctant to announce a TripleMania lineup.
Alberto el Patron says he’s not wrestling because he’s so busy with Combates Americas it only leaves him one week a month to wrestle. Alberto says he was offered a part in a John Wick sequel, but said no because he wanted to study acting before he did it.
CMLL (FRI) 09/21/2018 Arena México
1) Magnus & Star Jr. vs Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Fuego vs Kawato San, Okumura, Virus
3) Esfinge, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Cuatrero, Rey Bucanero, Sansón
4) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Ciber the Main Man, Scharly Rock Star, The Chris
5) Mistico vs Negro Casas [lightning]
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, King Phoenix vs Cavernario, Rush, Terrible
Volador is in The Crash and Taven is seemingly back in Boston, so no follow up on the main event. Terrible does make his return to Friday nights, probably one week too late for him. (He was the guy taking photos with fans last night.) Mistico/Negro Casas should be fun.
Guerreros versus Klan must be going to some hair match, this is too much effort for just a trios title change. Ciber verus Ultimo or all three versus all three?