CMLL (SUN) 09/16/2018 Arena México [CMLL]
1) El Coyote & Espíritu Negro b Bengala & Sonic
rudos took 1/3.
2) Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany b La Guerrera, Lluvia, Mistique
rudas took 2/3
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., El Audaz b Disturbio, Templario, Virus
tecnicos took 1/3
4) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. b Cuatrero, Forastero, Máscara Año 2000
tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Valiente b Sansón [lightning]
6) Atlantis, Flyer, Mistico DQ Cavernario, Euforia, Negro Casas
Flyer replaced Volador. Tecnicos took 2 (DQ for Cavernario mask pull on Mistico) & 3.
Volador missing this show is pretty notable since seeing him bald seems like the big draw.
CMLL (MON) 09/17/2018 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Lost in Lucha, Lucha Central, Notimex]
1) Espíritu Maligno & Fuerza Chicana b Black Tiger & El Asturiano
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Oro Jr., Súper Astro Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr. b El Malayo, King Jaguar, King Rocker Jr.
tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma b Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Tiger
tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto b Flyer, Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 1/3.
5) Cavernario, La Bestia Del Ring, Rush b Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, Último Guerrero
Rush snuck in a foul on LA Park. He told the crowd they weren’t important enough to get the LA Park/Rush match.
Main event was said to be among the best matches in Puebla this year, with the crowd being excited for LA Park/Rush. Attendance was up though they’ve been strong all summer. The streaming numbers were very up from usual.
Luminoso took Alteno’s hair in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara on Sunday. Vaquero & Rielero kept the Occidente Tag Titles on the same show.
IWRG (SUN) 09/16/2018 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Toto b Chicanito
2) Death Metal & Guerrero 2000 b Ángel Estrella Jr. & Shadow Boy
3) Demonio Infernal & Séptimo Rayo b Metaleón & Multifacetico 2.0
4) Cerebro Negro, Ra-Zhata, Shil-Kah b Chico Che, Freelance, Relámpago
The evil turtles attacked Chico Che, wanting revenge for him shaving Teelo.
5) Emperador Azteca, Hijo del Alebrije, Imposible b Dragón Bane, Hijo de Canis Lupus, X-Fly
6) Dr. Cerebro, El Mesías, Último Gladiador b Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Mr. Electro
Mesias hit Electro with a chain to get the win.
Maybe they’re going somewhere with the Chico Che win. But it is IWRG.
I attended PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles over the weekend. It was fantastic, getting better each day. Bandido advanced the farthest out of the traditional lucha libre group, ending as the runner-up to Jeff Cobb. Bandido was personally outstanding in the tournament, with his best performance coming in that final. Bandido was as good as any person in the tournament, but the unique thing about Bandido is how much that particular crowd loved him. Bandido was that BOLA’s audience favorite son. Partly because he was an easy to root for babyface, but he also felt like he was a specifically PWG guy in a tournament of all-stars. Bandido being unknown by most in the US before he started in PWG might have actually helped him with that crowd, because it makes it feel like they made him and they’re more invested in him. Jeff Cobb won the tournament and was great, but it felt like Bandido came out of it as the biggest star for the people who were there. I’m interested in how this is going to play out when it gets released on video.
A 12/08 AAA TV taping was announced at the Xalapa AAA show this past Sunday. LA Park, Fenix, and Penta are announced, as well as Psycho Clown & Pagano.
La Parka told the press at one of the Hard Rock shows that two of his sons – 18 & 19 years old – told him now that they want to be wrestlers and may debut in a couple of years. He said this is the first time he’s mentioned it and plans to hold on long enough to team with them.
The Gladiatores has results from the two days of Impact tapings. Laredo Kid, Hijo del Vikingo, Aerostar, Keyra, Murder Clown, and Maximo appeared on that day’s of tapings, along with Faby Apache on both days. I’ve seen very little on the Friday show elsewhere, and the pictures indicate they drew very poorly.
Chicago’s AAW announced LA Park will be in on their 10/26 show. LA Park has worked Chicago many times, but only on lucha libre shows – this is a generally different audience who might have not seen him in person since WCW. AAW also officially announced Dragon Lee is off of their tournament in a couple weeks (because of Extalon).
Blue Demon Jr. has a new deal with a production company Moxie 88 for possible TV, film, and video game projects. None of those has been officially announced as happening as of yet.
Vice Canada has a video on why Fenix wears a mask, which is apparently only watchable in Canada.
Lucha Talk talks about the CMLL Aniversario show.
+LuchaTV has the latest edition of their podcast.
Criterio Hidalgo visits a children’s lucha libre class.
CMLL (SAT) 09/22/2018 Arena Coliseo
1) Shockercito & Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
2) Astral, Príncipe Diamante, Retro vs Grako, Inquisidor, Metálico
3) La Jarochita vs Reyna Isis [lightning]
4) Fuego, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Kawato San, Pólvora, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) El Audaz, Esfinge, Tritón vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso Jr., Templario
6) Carístico, Kráneo, Valiente vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
Back in Coliseo after taking last week out.
CMLL (SUN) 09/23/2018 Arena México
1) Angelito & Fantasy vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
2) Pegasso, Príncipe Diamante, Sangre Imperial vs Cancerbero, Disturbio, Nitro
3) Sanely vs La Metálica [lightning]
4) Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Hechicero, Pólvora, Tiger
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. vs Mephisto, Rey Bucanero, Shocker
6) Carístico, Diamante Azul, Valiente vs Felino, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
So that Mistico/Cavernario interaction goes nowhere, like most Sunday bits.
IWRG (SUN) 09/23/2018 Arena Naucalpan
1) Chico del Barrio vs Chef Benito
2) Lunatic Xtreme & Toto vs Ángel De La Tormenta & Death Metal
3) Black Dragón, Lolita, Pasion Kristal vs Demonio Infernal, Diablo Jr., Diosa Atenea
4) Leo & Rafy vs Ra-Zhata & Shil-Kah
5) Dragón Bane vs Aramis vs Freelance
6) Cuervo & Dark Scoria vs Cerebro Negro & Dr. Cerebro
7) Emperador Azteca, Imposible, Mr. Electro vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Sinn Bodhi, Último Gladiador
Sinn Bodhi is a freak show styled wrestler based in Las Vegas who was briefly in WWE as Kizarny. He’s brought in luchadors for his show and is starting to get some return bookings. He also is tagging me in photo posts on Twitter a very annoying amount. Fifth match looks great and sixth match should give a sense on how good Cuervo & Scoria are gong to be post-AAA.
CMLL , ACG (SAT) 10/06/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) ? vs ??
2) Acero, Aéreo, Shockercito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia
3) Kaho Kobayashi, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, La Comandante, Reyna Isis
4) Ángel de Oro, Flyer, Niebla Roja vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) Diamante Azul, Soberano Jr., Volador Jr. vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
The weird Saturday sponsored show is back.