CMLL Martes: 2018-09-04 

dueling tornillos

Recapped: 09/12/2018


Apocalipsis & Camorra beat Sangre Imperial & Sonic  
(11:45 [5:28, 3:22, 2:55], 1/3, n/r, 

Astral, Eléctrico, Star Jr. beat Akuma, Espanto Jr., Espíritu Negro
(13:32 [7:31, 2:04, 3:57], 2/3, n/r, 

Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit beat Amapola, La Comandante, Metálica
(13:41 [6:09, 3:02, 4:30], 1/3, n/r, 

Tiger beat Rey Cometa in a lightning match
(8:03, backcracker, good, 

Felino, Rey Bucanero, Shocker beat Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Niebla Roja  
(12:40 [3:29, 3:03, 6:08], 1/3, n/r, 

Diamante Azul, Valiente, Volador Jr. beat Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
(8:31 [2:32, 2:05, 3:54] , 2/3 DQ, n/r,

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What happened: 

Volador and Cavernario feuded, or more Cavernario feuded with Volador and Volador was amused. The finish saw Tirantes get turned around in the corner, Volador dropkick Tirantes, then Volador fake a foul for the DQ.

The opener is Camorra’s first streaming appearance in nearly a year and a half. He’s gotten heavy and wore a football jersey to hide his weight gain. Apocalipsis fouls Sangre Imperial for no reason.


anti-headscissors powerbomb

Tiger and Rey Cometa went for in their lightning match, the only notable thing on this show. It was really nothing except big moves and energy. Those things are in short supply on this show, so it sticks out positively. Cometa’s tornillo was really good, Tiger’s sequences went well, and the crowd got into it. They weren’t telling a story, they didn’t really need to.

LA Park beats Rush in Puebla, Daga to MLW, LA Park/AIW, IWRG lineups

looking for the Kraneo clicks

CMLL (MON) 09/24/2018 Arena Puebla [CMLL, ESTOLucha Central]
1) Millenium, Robin, Súper Astro Jr. b King Rocker Jr., Perverso, Policeman LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 24 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 2/3. Peverso’s first appearance in 4 months.
2) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Stigma b Ares (Costa Rica), Escualo (Costa Rica), Kaiser (Costa Rica) LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 24 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 1/3, including beat the Costa Rican teams in seconds in the first fall
3) Diamante Azul, Kráneo, Volcano b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 24 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 2/3. Volcano & Kraneo seem sure Diamante Azul is part of their trio.
4) Carístico & Soberano Jr. b La Bestia Del Ring & Negro Casas LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 24 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 2/3
5) Hijo de LA Park & LA Park b Cavernario & Rush LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 24 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
An exchange of fouls left LA Park on top. No challenges. Team Park took 2/3.

Main event was fun, like last week. I haven’t seen the rest of the show. It sounded like the Costa Rican guys got over as outsiders but there in-ring needs some improvement.

CMLL says they’ll announce the final four members of Team Mexico for the Gran Prix on Informa, as well as interview the Costa Rican wrestlers. They promised revenge after losing last night in Puebla.

Arena Mexico tonight has Angel de Oro, Niebla Roja and Caristico versus Gran Guerrero, Shocker and Rey Bucanero, which appears to be setting up Caristico defending his title against Gran Guerrero next week.

The odd team of Luciferno, Mascara 2000 and Terrible face Kraneo, Valiente and Volcano in the semimain. Tiger has his 8th lightning match of the year, this time against Black Panther. That seems like it’ll be good. Audaz, Fuego and Rey Cometa face Kawato, Okumura and Nitro, a late sub for Sagrado. Sonya form Costa Rica debuts, teaming with Lluvia & Marcela against Amapola, La Seductora and Tiffany. The opener looks bad.

The show starts at 7:30pm. You should probably at least scan thru to see that lightning match.

Guadalajara has Atlantis, Diamante Azul and Volador Jr. taking on Cavernario, Negro Casas and Ultimo Guerrero, which seems to set up another Atlantis/UG match. The semimain also teased a Sanson/Soberano match, and one of those should be happening next week. The Costa Rica trio are in the tercera and should make TV, if I can record it.

A run of Thursday shows in Arena Xalapa using CMLL wrestlers and promoted by Tirantes have been canceled after one show. The promotion says it’s not their fault and it’s not CMLL’s fault, but there are other people out to get them and the fans. There’s a press conference Wednesday to explain what they actually are talking about.

Flip Gordon posted his schedule for September. He’s in CMLL from the Gran Prix on 10/05 thru the Tuesday in Guadalajara.

CMLL posted about Steel winning the 1997 Gran Prix.

Atomo took Cadete del Aire’s mask on Saturday in Arena Coliseo Chihuahua.

Musashi took Rey Tiburon’s mask in a cage match on Monday in Mexico City. Rey Tiburon is Daniel Cruz Bolanos. There’s video highlights of the final.

Daga will challenge Low Ki for the MLW Heavyweight Championship on their 10/04 show in New York. This is the same show with LA Park vs PCO. I suspect this was a last minute decision; Joey Janela was scheduled for the show, would’ve been a more obvious challenger for that market, and is now out hurt. It’s a huge platform for Daga to maybe finally making a name in the US, which hasn’t happened for him as others on Lucha Underground. Even beyond that, Low Ki’s style seems like an influence on Daga, so it’s probably just a cool match for him to get to have.

EMW says they’ll have Laredo Kid, Hijo del Vikingo and Arkangel Divino against Steve Pain, Taurus, and Ultimo Maldito on 10/27.

LA Park will appear in Cleveland, Ohio for AIW on 11/23, which should set up at a fantastic podcast at the very least.

The WWN/Evole list of shows for WrestleMania weekend includes a Viva La Lucha show. That’s the first lucha libre focused show to be announced, though you can look at the last few paragraphs and figure there will be a lot of luchadors on other shows. I don’t know if there will be another one. CMLL doesn’t seem like they’d bother, . The Crash’s show drew better than expected last year but they’re more Tijuana-centric now. AAA being AAA, they’re probably trying to do something but also lacking the ability to actually get it done.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania.

RCH, which I seem to recall announced they were out of promoting wrestling, is promoting a free show on 09/30.

Esquimal Jr. did not beat Pentagon in Arena Aficion.


CMLL (SUN) 09/30/2018 Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
2) Oro Jr., Star Jr., Stigma vs Akuma, Espanto Jr., Metálico
3) Pegasso vs Disturbio [lightning]
4) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Rey Cometa vs Felino, Okumura, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Niebla Roja vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Mephisto
6) Michael Elgin, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón

Elgin versus NGD doesn’t seem to set up a singles match, but I guess we’ll see. Pegasso/Disturbio should make it online.

IWRG FILL (SUN) 09/30/2018 Arena Naucalpan
1) Águila Oriental, Eddy Santos, Mandala vs Canibal, Ciber Punk, Dinámico
2) Bisofera, Celestial Boy, Shalom vs Chico del Barrio, Voltex, Votlar
3) Ángel Estrella, Dranzer, Keiser Drago vs Ángel De La Tormenta, Barón Rojo, Carnicero
4) Arquero, Black Shadow Jr., Toto vs Ra-Zhata, Shil-Kah, Skanda
5) Black Puma, Chef Benito, Chicanito, Fireman, Guerrero 2000, Mexica, Puma de Oro, Shadow Boy vs 19 1/2, Alas de Acero, Apolo, Chris Stone Jr., Dragón Negro, Iron Kid, Manchitas, Psique
IWRG (Black Terry) vs Lucha Memes (Referee Chiquilin)

A Sunday trainee show because there’s a bigger show on Sunday. Lucha Memes is participating here, and also in the show in Coacalco. Iron Kid is the only one wrestling on both, though Black Terry is on both shows as well.

AAA , IWRG (THU) 10/04/2018 Arena Naucalpan
1) Shadow Boy vs Toto
2) Black Shadow II & Mexica vs Death Metal & Demonio Infernal
3) Aramis, Freelance, Relámpago vs Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Dragón Bane
4) Estrella Divina, Goya Kong, Imposible vs La Hiedra, Mamba, X-Fly
5) Dave The Clown, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown vs El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo de Canis Lupus, Hijo De Dos Caras
6) Texano Jr. vs Mr. Electro vs Pagano

It’s an AAA house show in IWRG. Tercera might be nice. The main event is listed as without rules, so it’ll likely end with a DQ.

LyC (SUN) 10/21/2018 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Baby Xtreme vs Emperador AztecaSilver Tiger
2) ? & La Justiciera vs ?? & Poly Star
3) Fresero Jr. & Mr. Iguana vs Galactar & Rico Rodríguez
4) Ephesto vs Orlando Santa CruzSalseroPotro Jr.Pancho TequilaÁngel DoradoCrazy DemonCowboy Jr.Golden BoyRey DemonioAndroide [Copa Lila Cavazus]
5) Mini Hator & Pequeño Dragón vs Mini Bengalí & Mini Difunto and Mini Bronco & Mini Tigre Universitario and Mini Divo & Mini Monje Negro
6) Caifan & Caifan II vs Diluvio Negro I & Diluvio Negro II
7) Antifaz, Hator, Toscano vs Damián 666, Halloween, Nicho el Millionario
8) Blue Demon, Heavy Metal, Huracán Ramírez vs Jerry Estrada, Pirata Morgan, Satánico

This looks like a busy show but I’m mostly mentioning this because I hate the kerning on this poster. It’s unreadable from a distance.