CMLL (MON) 11/12/2018 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Lucha Central]
1) Arkalis, Asturiano, Rey Samuray b Gemelo Pantera I, Gemelo Pantera II, Perverso
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Lluvia, Marcela, Skadi b Dalys, La Comandante, Tiffany
Tecnicos took 2/3. Marcela challenged Dalys to a title match.
3) Máscara Año 2000, Tyson La Bestia, Universo 2000 Jr. b Drone, Fuego, Pantera Blanca
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Atlantis, Felino, Stigma DQ Ephesto, Fuerza Guerrera, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3. Fuerza fouled Atlantis. Felino & Stigma replaced Negro Casas & Blue Panther.
5) Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
straight falls, setting up Sanson/UG for the heavyweight title next week.
This show sounds like it wasn’t much good. Negro Casas is said to be injured (though not said by CMLL) and Blue Panther continued his streak of never actually wrestling in Arena Puebla this year. Blue Panther has said he’s retiring soon after his third son debuts next year. Retirement is said often and happens rarely in lucha libre, but I’m inclined to believe it might be coming this time. I wonder a bit if that’s also the real Atlantis Jr. is debuting on Fantastica Mania, that no one’s quite sure if Atlantis will be around to do the family tag team in 2020 or later.
Today’s CMLL stream does not look promising. There’s one curious match, one feud which will be resolved elsewhere, and a lot of unpromising matches.
The main event follows up the Sunday Rey Bucanero/Niebla Roja feud. They are now expected to have a hair match on this upcoming Sunday. It’s not official yet, but it could be announced at any time today and they should make it clear by the end of this show. Niebla Roja teams with Atlantis & Angel de Oro, Rey Bucanero teams with Euforia & Shocker.
The curious match is Stukita – who was billed as graduating the minis division three weeks ago – having a lightning match against fellow mini Kaligua. Kaligua debuted back in July and hasn’t been back since until this match. He may eventually be getting Stukita’s bookings in the mini division, and there’s a chance this will be Stukita’s actual finale in the division. It’s rare for a guy with as few CMLL matches as Kaligua to get any sort of singles match, and this a chance to show what he can do that he might not get again for months.
The rest of the show are filler matches. Kraneo & Volcano team with Stuka again, versus Dark Magic, Ephesto and Hechicero. The Panthers are scheduled to team together, against Kawato, Okumura, and Misterioso. The second match two fall special includes Magnus, Oro Jr., Star Jr., Cancebrero, Espiritu Negro and Metalico. The no-hope opener is Apocalipsis & Inquisidor against Robin & Araklis. The show will stream at 7:30 pm.
Caristico, Diamante Azul and Valiente take on Los Ingobernables in Guadalajara.
Next Tuesday, a Nueva Generacion Dinamita comic book will be introduced next Tuesday. It appears to be fictional adventures in the style of comic books from years past, and (in theory) other CMLL wrestlers would be featured in future books. Gala Lutteroth, listed as the Director of Cultural Relations, is the CMLL connection.
Mascara 2000, Shocker, Blue Panther, La Comandante, La Seductora, Marcela, Pierrothio, Cancerbero, and Chamuel will appear Hipodromo de Las Americas (horse racing track) for a special race celebrating the CMLL 85th Anniversary. (The article doesn’t mention the date of the race; I think it’s this coming Saturday.)
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
- Dragon Bane vs Alan Extreme
- Fly Star vs Demus
- Diosa Quetzal, Toro Negro, Torito Negro vs Lady Flamer, Hijo del Diablo, Diablo Jr. – new
The main event is still to be announced.
+LuchaTV’s latest podcast is up.
Killer Kross explained he’s never going to lose in Mexico. Sounds right. He’s also teasing a woman (probably Scarlett) is coming soon. Also, Hijo del Fantasma says he’s not in the Lucha Capital tournament due to personal commitments.
CMLL (SAT) 11/17/2018 Arena Coliseo
1) Príncipe Diamante & Robin vs Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Avispa Dorada, La Jarochita, La Vaquerita vs La Seductora, Metálica, Tiffany
3) Átomo, Gallito, Microman vs Chamuel, El Guapito, Perico Zakarías
4) Blue Panther, Drone, Volcano vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Vangellys
5) Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr., Titán vs Dark Magic, Hechicero, Terrible
6) Volador Jr. vs Rush
Volador & Rush are having a singles match with no build because build up matches is not something CMLL is terribly interested in. Vangellys is listed as returning, though they’ve listed him as returning at least once prior. It’d be a couple months early and they’ve pulled false advertising with Raziel lately.