AAA TV , EMPERADOR (SAT) 11/24/2018 Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [AAA, Lucha Central, R de Rudo, thecubsfan]
1) Hijo Del Vikingo & Máscara de Bronce b Australian Suicide & Dave The Clown
14:01. Vikingo & Bronce beat Suicide & Dave via 450 splashes
2) Dinastía & Máscarita Sagrada b Mini Histeria & Mini Psycho Clown
8:17. Mascasrira Sagrada small packaged Mini Histeria
3) Aerostar, Angelikal, Argenis b Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana
9:55, Aerostar beat Carta Brava with a springboard frontcracker.
4) Guardián Emperador I, Guardián Emperador II, Psycho Clown b Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly
14:01. Guardian II pinned Super Fly with a legdrop and some help from Mascarita Sagrada.
The show was maybe a little bit better than you’d expect from a sponsor show. The finish played to the commerical and an earlier bit where Chessman and the rudos bullied Mascarita Sagrada. He got to be a Guardian at the end. The rest of it was house show level matches of varying effort. The opener was the best match, with the tercera a little bit behind.
AAA revealed a lineup for this week’s Lucha Capital with Fenix on it. No actual matches were announced, just names. After people (myself included) pointed out that wouldn’t be happening since Fenix is hurt, AAA deleted the poster from Facebook and Twitter. AAA did not delete the Guerra de Titanes post, which also still includes Fenix. I don’t think AAA’s figured out what they’re doing without Fenix, but that doesn’t mean they should be promoting him as still appearing when they know better.
Tip for people in charge: that Lucha Capital lineup included Murder Clown, who should not be wrestling again until the Wild Card show. He’s already had his second round match. Perhaps AAA had made out the three second-round lineups in advance at the same time, but that meant they still had half a week to realize they weren’t going to be correct after this past week’s card changed and no one cared enough to change it.
CMLL (SAT) 11/24/2018 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Cholo & Grako b Arkalis & Sonic
Rudos took 1/3. Grako replaced Apocalipsis.
2) La Seductora, Reina Isis, Tiffany b Avispa Dorada, La Guerrera, La Jarochita
Reina Isis replaced Metalica. Rudas took 2/3.
3) Sangre Azteca b Metálico [lightning]
money thrown in
4) Disturbio, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado b Audaz, Rey Cometa, Tritón
5) Blue Panther Jr., Kráneo, Volcano b Hechicero, La Bestia Del Ring, Vangellys
Vangellys replaced Rey Bucanero. Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Stuka Jr. © b Terrible [NWA LH]
First defense. Stuka took 2/3.
CMLL (SUN) 11/25/2018 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito b Angelito, Fantasy, Kaligua
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Akuma & Camorra b Hijo del Signo & Yago
Straight falls. Signo & Yago were DQed in the first for excessive violence, then Akuma & Camorra cheated to beat them in the second.
3) Flyer b Tiger [lightning]
Flyer with a slight upset with a Spanish Fly.
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Stuka Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Pólvora
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Cuatrero, Forastero, Máscara Año 2000 b Atlantis, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr.
Mascara Ano 2000 replaced Rey Bucanero. Rudos took 1/3.
6) Diamante Azul, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Terrible, Último Guerrero
tecnicos took 2/3.
Flyer talks about his win. No sign of last week’s show being posted yet. No strong apuesta challenges in the rudo feud, so they’re stringing it all the way to the holidays.
AAA will be running another AAA vs Elite show as a TV taping in Cuautitlan on Christmas Day. Only the date is announced so far. This would be the first known AAA TV taping on Christmas Day since 1995. Cuatitlan is an hour north of Mexico City, so at least it is not much of a travel day for the majority of the wrestlers that live in Mexico City. (And it is an ELITE show, so they could use more of their wrestlers and let any out of town wrestlers stay home.)
CMLL has run a big show on Christmas Day the last few years and streamed those shows, so there will likely be dueling streams. Maybe more if +Lucha is streaming a show, since there’s usually plenty to choose from on Christmas.
Facebook page Bates de Vibrano posted a photo of Cuervo awake and eating in the hospital, which is good news. Salina de la Renta says he’s been moved out of intensive care to a regular room.
The money RobViper collected was given to Cuervo’s family. There is a video of the money being handed to the family, I’ve seen it, but they asked for it to not be posted publicly.
Lucha Memes says their 12/09 show is moving from Arena San Juan Pantitlan to Coliseo Coacalco. They seem to be pointing the finger at Mexa Wrestling (though not by name.) Those two promotions have gone back and forth about talent allowed to work other shows and venues.
For their part, MexaWrestling suggests they were going to have Fenix on their 12/08 show as a surprise before he got a hurt and are trying to figure out what to do with his surprise opponent.
El Sol de Leon has an article on the show Sunday in Mexico City to celebrate the anniversary of women’s lucha libre in Mexico. They say it’s the 62th Anniversary. If you’re wondering where that number comes from, I’m not sure: they seem to be saying women’s lucha libre started with Irma Gonzalez, but it’s odd to consider the start of women’s wrestling a year after it got banned. Also, Gonzalez started in 1955, so it would seem to be the 63rd.