CMLL (SAT) 09/22/2018 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Shockercito & Último Dragóncito b Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
tecnicos took 2/3
2) Grako, Inquisidor, Metálico b Astral, Príncipe Diamante, Retro
rudos took 1/3
3) Reyna Isis b La Jarochita [lightning]
Isis beat Jarochita via cristo. 6:39.
4) Akuma, Kawato San, Universo 2000 Jr. b Fuego, Oro Jr., Stigma
Akuma replaced Polvora. Rudos took 2/3.
5) Pólvora, Templario, Tiger b El Audaz, Esfinge, Tritón
Polvora & Tiger replaced Misterioso & Dragon Rojo. Rudos took 1/3, and Polvora & Templario challenged for a tag title match.
6) Carístico, Kráneo, Valiente b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
tecnicos took 2/3.
CMLL posted an Isis promo talking about her win and Templario & Polvora talking about their challenge. I would definitely watch that match if it was offered to watch. It like would not be. I wonder if the title challenge would still be happening if Misterioso & Dragon Rojo were involved.
CMLL (SUN) 09/23/2018 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Angelito & Fantasy b Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
tecnicos took 2/3
2) Cancerbero, Disturbio, Nitro b Pegasso, Príncipe Diamante, Sangre Imperial
rudos took 2/3
3) Sanely b La Metálica [lightning]
4) Hechicero, Pólvora, Tiger b Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa
rudos took 1/3.
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. b Mephisto, Rey Bucanero, Shocker
tecnicos took 1/3
6) Carístico, Diamante Azul, Valiente b Felino, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
tecnicos took 2/3
The only promo from this show was Sanely. CMLL committed to do nothing interesting here. They haven’t done an built up match on Sunday since 08/19. They might squeeze one in the next few weeks if some of the Gran Prix guys are sticking around for a while.
The Costa Rican wrestlers have made it to Mexico City. The male wrestlers (Ares, Kaiser, Escualo) wrestle tomorrow in Puebla and Tuesday in Guadalajara. The lone luchadora, Sonya, wrestles in Tuesday in Arena Mexico.
CMLL looks back to Head Hunter I winning the 1995 Gran Prix and Great Sauske losing in the final of the 1996 one. The loser is getting the big picture is odd until you realize Hijo del Santo won that year. It is mentioned in the text, they just didn’t want to focus on him.
I went to Arena GALLI for what was billed as their last show. That’s a story in itself – they’re losing the building it’s not clear when, and they might get a couple more shows after all. But they thought this was the last show in the building when it was announced, and so they had Fenix vs Aeroboy, with the AAA Heavyweight Championship & the GALLI title on the line. The building was “don’t let the fire marshall know” levels of full, as many people I’ve seen for their shows. Those fans were rewarded with a superb match. You never know exactly what you’re going to get when guys travel to small buildings. Aeroboy & Fenix went full speed from the start, a back and forth hard hitting match with Fenix pulling off some incredible spots. The match would’ve fit in on the PWG and AAW shows I’ve seen the last few weeks, with the only problem is people didn’t quite believe the AAA title would be changing hands in Villa Park, Illinois. Fenix won, picking up both titles, and they talked about a rematch after the fact.
It occurred to me while watching that there’s a good chance the best Mega title match Fenix will have will be this match totally ignored by AAA, or something similar in another promotion. AAA (Konnan) can talk about wanting to have a title with great matches but, when the rubber hits the road, they’re never going to give their guys chances to have that match. The Fenix/Laredo Kid match they’ve teased would be fantastic, except we know one or two or more other people will be thrown in and they’ll be running bits with evil referees and other inference. The Fenix/Bandido/Flamita match is the best counterpoint, but it was also match thrown out with about an hour of build and no reason to believe any outcome outside of Fenix winning. Whether because of poor build or poor excution, the results aren’t there. It’s strange that AAA went thru a lot of drama to bring Fenix (& Penta) back, and are using him less effectively than a small lucha promotion putting on shows in a run-down strip mall.
MedioTiempo has a report on the match too. The match streamed live on Powerbomb.TV and the full show should be there as well. DTU seemed to stream this live and then vanished it after. About 1/8th the crowd seemed to be recording the match.
The Crash 10/06 poster includes Flip Gordon, Willie Mack, Mexa Blood, and the Rebelion Amarilla among people not yet announced. It has Los Guerreros, who are also advertised for a show in Arena Neza the same night.
Zona Ruda estimates Friday’s The Crash show at 60% full, which is actually better than it looked.
El Grafico interviews with Tiger, who explains he hurt his leg on a dive in the Expo Museo ruleta de la muerte match. He thought his best hope of surviving was to rest for the rest of the match, just going to the end and trying to fight whoever was left. He did and beat Rambo.
LuchaWorld has the latest news update.
Today was the 101st Anniversary of El Santo’s birth, which led to a lot of articles repeating the same facts.