DTU (THU) 11/08/2018 Arena Aficion [+LuchaTV]
1) Dayami & Josh Sniper b Corazón Latino & Destino and Lobo Blanco & Sky Boy
2) Aero Panther & Torito Negro b Dinamic Fly & Fight Panther
3) Jimmy b Cobre, Moria, Camuflaje
Jimmy earned a match with Felino on the DTU Anniversary show.
4) Aeroboy & Draztick Boy b Drolux & Hardboy
5) Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria b Kaleth & Tiburón
sets up a rematch for the tag titles on the DTU Anniversary show
6) Cíclope & Miedo Extremo b Hermes & Luigi
Luigi got to be the surprise wrestler. He did not win.
7) Crazy King b Demus, Cerebro Negro, Pesadilla, Paranoiko, Shalom, Tóxico, Black Fire
Toxico, Paranoiko and Dement Extreme – calling themselves Mentes Peligrosas – attacked Crazy King and told him to find two partners for a trios match at the Anniversary show.
They’re back here for the Anniversary show in about a month, so they’re building more than usual. The main event suggests Crazy King won’t be defending the DTU title on that show.
CMLL (FRI) 11/09/2018 Arena México [Lucha Central, Marca, Ovaciones, thecubsfan]
1) El Coyote & Grako b Arkalis & Príncipe Diamante
11:46. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Esfinge, Titán, Tritón b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Virus
14:07. Tencicos took 1/3.
3) Kráneo, Stuka Jr., Volcano b Cuatrero, Hechicero, Sansón
18:39. Rudos took 2/3.
4) Forastero b Soberano Jr. [lightning]
7:24. Forastero submitted Soberano
5) Diamante Azul, Místico, Valiente DQ Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Straight falls. Diamante Azul tossed his mask to UG in the first to draw the DQ, then UG unmasked him in the second fall.
6) Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Volador Jr. b Cavernario, Rush, Terrible
1102. Angel de Oro replaced King Phoenix on Wednesday. Tecnicos took 2/3. No more teases of Cavernario joining Los Ingobernables.
The show was alright, though nothing great. I thought the main evnet was the best. I really don’t want to see another Diamante Azul/Ultimo Guerrero feud. (Someone must. Maybe JCR wasn’t lying when he claimed people couldn’t decide if that or the Elgin/UG match was better.)
Only promo is Forastero declaring that if Soberano is the Principe del Ring, he must be El Rey. He would like a three falls match. CMLL booking can be pretty random, but Forastero beating Soberano was a surprise and is suspicious coming off an NJPW tour where Soberano was booked pretty weakly. The next time Soberano defends the Mexican Welterweight Championship is going to be interesting.
We’re used to Saturday boxing at Arena Coliseo pre-empting shows. Next week, there will be Saturday boxing at Arena Mexico instead. Saturday boxing shows were a staple for decades until the Lutteroth family got out of the sport in the early 2000s. (It was frequently said they preferred that to lucha libre, mostly said when the lucha libre wasn’t good.) The most recent boxing show in the building, according to boxrec, is back in 2013.
AAA is back on Twitch tonight. Listed time is 7:00 CT, which means after 7:30 for the first match. It’s an AAA grab bag: some good looking matches that don’t seem to have a purpose, and matches with a purpose that don’t have much meaning.
AAA’s pushed the Pagano & Joe Lider vs Miedo Extremo & Ciclope stuff the hardest, and they’ll be meeting tonight. AAA’s treating their match in (Pagano’s home of) Ciudad Juarez like the big match, so tonight probably will have some strange ending. The La Mascara (& Mercenarios) vs Maximo (& Exoticos) feud continues and continues to run in place. The main event has Jeff Jarrett in a match for the first time since losing his hair to Dr. Wagner at Heroes Inmortales. Jarrett didn’t really have that much though he’s old so maybe much of it won’t have grown back. Wagner teams with Psycho Clown and Drago, while Jarrett teams with Kross & Fantasma.
The other half of the card is lots of potential fun matches, though it is only potential. Angelikal, Hijo del Vikingo, and Laredo Kid take on Poder del Norte, as the trios champions attempt to keep racking up non-title wins. Espectro & Kahoz make their second appearance under those names, teaming with Taurus against Aerostar, Nino Hamburguesa and bafflingly Super Fly. The opener could be crazy, with Arcangel Divino, Dinastia & Dragon Bane on one side and Aramis, Lancelot and Toxin on the other. There might be a change in that one, maybe in name if not person. I don’t know of any one of those six getting a new gimmick like Black Danger & Ultimo Maldito, but new gimmicks are supposed to be coming eventually.
Lucha Central has a preview of the show. I’m probably not going to be around to watch it live, and I have a lot of recaps piling up suddenly. I’ll get to it eventually.
MVS (52MX) is now available on Mexico City digital channel 6.4 over the air, which means Impact and CMLL Guerreros del Ring have a little bigger possible audience.
The Crash (SAT) 12/01/2018 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Xperia © vs Taliban [The Crash JUNIOR]
2) Craven, Jonathan, Oráculo vs Star Boy, Viento, Zarco
3) Austin Theory vs Soberano Jr., Matt Cross, Mr. Iguana
4) Místico II & Rey Horus vs Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf
5) Fatu vs Último Guerrero vs El Mesías
6) Penta Zero M & The King © vs Cuatrero & Sansón [The Crash TAG]
This is billed as the last show of the year for The Crash, which means they’re taking at least a little more time off than the usual four weeks. Fatu is back after being non-personed last show. I believe that’s Mistico’s debut for this promotion, though he’s worked in that building for other people. Mr. Iguana is making his debut and getting a chance with three much more famous people. Main event could be great. If The Crash had streaming that people knew about more than 12 minutes ahead of time, that might be the match that finally gets Cuatrero & Sanson some awareness outside of Mexico.
It’s 4pm and CMLL’s lineup for the Leyenda de Plata is not out, so I can’t put in this space. Soberano, Volador, Mephisto, Caristico, Penta, Ulitmo Guerrero and Diamante Azul are announced so far.