CMLL (TUE) 11/06/2018 Arena México [CMLL, Lucha Central]
1) Metálico & Nitro b Magnus & Star Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Amapola, Metálica, Reyna Isis b Avispa Dorada, La Jarochita, Princesa Sugehit
Rudas took 2/3.
3) Kawato San, Okumura, Tiger b Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Cuatrero © b Titán [CMLL MIDDLE]
3rd defense, first not against Angel de Oro. Cuatrero took 1/3 to keep his title.
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. b Dark Magic, Rey Bucanero, Shocker
Straight falls, Niebla Roja using the ropes to win? Hair match challenges followed.
6) Diamante Azul, Místico, Stuka Jr. b Mephisto, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3
I was distracted during portions of the fourth match, but it seemed very good. The finish especially looked good (and it’s helpful that both Cuatrero and Sanson have a couple of different finishes.) Cuatrero talked about his defense.
Niebla Roja versus Rey Bucanero is indeed a hair match feud. Niebla Roja and Rey Bucanero talked it up in promos. Unclear how Bucanero made it to the media room after being dragged to hell. It’s not clear which day of the week it’s happening after moving from Sunday to Tuesday, but it’s happening.
This is the final Dia de Muerto show this year. Catrina promised she’ll be back in 2019.
CMLL (TUE) 11/06/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Gemelo Pantera I, Gemelo Pantera II, Luminoso b Guerrero de la Muerte, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Disturbio, Furia Roja, Sangre Azteca b Astral, Oro Jr., Pantera Blanca Jr.
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr. b Ephesto, Luciferno, Universo 2000 Jr.
tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Cavernario b Atlantis © [MEX LH]
Cavernario took 1/3 for the surprise title change (on his 25th birthday.) Atlantis falls on his 7th defense. Cavernario is the 71st champion. He had lost his last 13 title challenges.
5) Carístico, Flyer, Valiente DQ La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible
Flyer replaced Volador. Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when the Ingobernables fouled Caristico.
Cavernario winning the championship made a lot of sense, but it’s still a surprise it happened. The match will air Saturday on the Televisa Guadalajara stream (and also Thursday locally on TV.) Cavernario winning a title doesn’t change the Universal math, but it does add another potential finalist – if the tournament is still happening this year.
Main event appears Volador decided to pass on the plane/bus trip to Guadalajara after getting back from Japan. Or maybe he picked up an injury we haven’t heard about.
Mascara 2000 will be on Informa today. Expect an announcement about his match on the 11/23 Mascara 2000 tribute show. It may not be the main event; the tribute matches haven’t been and the Leyenda de Plata final is scheduled for that day.
Besides Lucha Underground, tonight also has the second episode of Lucha Capital. They’re scheduled to overlap for about a half hour, but it’s AAA so it probably won’t be all that time. (They did get it started quicker than TV tapings; they don’t have a dark match to run.) The matches on today’s show:
- Laredo Kid vs Drago
- Hijo del Vikingo vs Killer Kross
- Lady Shani vs Lady Maravilla
- Aerostar vs Maximo
It appears Pinche Gringo BBQ is charging for admission this time – but they’re only charging $140 MXP ($7 USD) and you get food and drink with it. This is the greatest value in wrestling and I’m jealous this wasn’t going on when I was in Mexico.
There’s a story behind one of those matches if you’re a weirdo like me. Back in May, Vikingo won a tag team match in Tehuacan. His reward was a beatdown by Killer Kross. It was one of those meaningless attacks they have Kross do to make him seem scary, as if you couldn’t figure out he was supposed to be scary just by looking at him. It was also a thing that never went anywhere because nothing with Kross in AAA ever goes anywhere. Anyway, because it was everyone’s favorite Viking getting beat up, myself and other people were not really happy with that segment. Someone let Kross know, and Kross said he believed Vikingo was the future of lucha libre. And now he gets to face the future of lucha libre.
Mexa Wrestling on 12/08 in Arena San Juan has
- Zumbido vs Diva Salvaje
- Xtabay vs Reina Dorada
- Brian Villa & Willy Banderas vs Metaleon & Mr. Leo vs Fresero Jr. & Mr. Iguana
IWRG (SUN) 11/11/2018 Arena Naucalpan
1) Biosfera, Noicy Bog, Voltrex vs Cronier, Mardox, Siniestro
2) Canival, Carnicero, Matrix Jr. vs Coyote Azteca, Deirus, Viajero Jr.
3) Águila Oriental, Dinámico, Dranzer vs Antehus, Rosario Negro, Súper Dragons
4) Black Dragón, Dinamic Black, Toto vs Leo, Mike, Rafy
5) Cuervo vs Imposible vs Eterno
6) Chef Benito, Chicanito, Diablo Jr., Fireman, Guerrero 2000, Lunatic Xtreme, Puma de Oro, Shadow Boy vs Alas de Acero, Apolo, Chris Stone Jr., Dragón Negro, Iron Kid, Manchitas, Psique, Sairus [cage, mask, hair]
Torneo Fill 75. IWRG (Black Terry) vs Lucha Memes (Chiquilin)
A trainee focused show with a bigger show coming on Thursday.
Diablo Jr. hasn’t been around here as much of late (and hasn’t gotten to do as much in IWRG this year.) It’s too bad he hasn’t ended up in AAA instead of some of the other ELITE wrestlers. He did
CMLL (MON) 11/12/2018 Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis, Asturiano, Rey Samuray vs Gemelo Pantera I, Gemelo Pantera II, Perverso
2) Lluvia, Marcela, Skadi vs Dalys, La Comandante, Tiffany
3) Drone, Fuego, Pantera Blanca vs Máscara Año 2000, Tyson La Bestia, Universo 2000 Jr.
4) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Negro Casas vs Ephesto, Fuerza Guerrera, Mephisto
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
The main event is good, but the rest is not so much. Semimain is curious for Negro Casas being on the rudo side and Fuerza Guerrera being around at all. Mascara 2000 being in to work a tercera is also odd.
The women’s match is a rematch. There didn’t seem to be a story to Monday’s match, but Marcela won so maybe it’s time for another Dalys title match.
11/19 is a Mexico holiday, so perhaps all of this is to set up a bigger than usual card next week.
RO (SAT) 11/24/2018 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Dalys vs Pequeño Azul, Heronia, La Jarochita, Lilith Dark, Sanely [RO WOMEN]
2) Mano Negra Jr., Veneno, Versus vs Akuma, Divo Jr., Killer Croc
3) Halcón Suriano Jr. & Príncipe Diamante vs Hijo de Canis Lupus & Warrior Jr.
4) Dragón Bane vs Súper Nova vs Aramis
5) Negro Casas & Yoruba vs Emperador Azteca & Valiente and Canek & Fresero Jr. and Black Warrior & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. and Imposible & Mano Negra [Alternativa Indy, tournament]
Main event is the first part of a strange seeming Gran Alternativa style tournament. Semi-main looks good.