The Crash (SAT) 12/01/2018 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California [The Crash, TJ Sports, Zona Ruda]
1) Xperia © b Taliban [The Crash JUNIOR]
2) Craven, Jonathan, Oráculo b Star Boy, Viento, Zarco
3) Austin Theory b Soberano Jr., Matt Cross, Mr. Iguana
Theory pinned Iguana
4) Penta 0M b Místico II, Rey Horus
changed on 11/27 due to main event change
5) Mecha Wolf b Último Guerrero, El Mesías
Mr. 450 was moved down to replace Fatu (who’s been advertised and missed both the last two shows). He got the win.
6) Bestia 666 & Garza Jr. b Cuatrero & Sansón
Originally was Fenix & Penta defending, then the titles were stripped on 11/27 due to Fenix’s injury and was made Bestia/Mecha vs NGD. Garza was announced as appearing in the match, ended up in this match, and this match wasn’t for the titles.
TJ Sports thought the main event was a title match. The Crash results don’t mention the title. There were no titles there, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anythinig. I think they may have been talked about stripping the titles for a fourth straight time.
Johnny Mundo, Taya, Ultimo Dragon, and Los Traumas were announced for their January show. This would be the Mundos first appearance with the promotion, something that seemed like it might have happened when everyone else who had left AAA was showing up there.
CMLL (SUN) 12/02/2018 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Kaligua & Último Dragóncito b Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
Ultimo Dragoncito replaced Stukita (so I guess he was right about not working under that name here any more in a fashion.)
2) Hijo del Signo, Nitro, Yago b Akuma, Camorra, Espanto Jr.
Signo pinned Akuma with help from Yago
3) Espíritu Negro b Súper Astro Jr. [lightning]
win via tapatia
4) Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Kráneo, Valiente, Volcano b Ephesto, Luciferno, Vangellys
6) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja DQ Mephisto, Rey Bucanero, Shocker
Bucanero fouled Niebla Roja
In promos, Yago & Camorra were challenging for a singles apuesta match. There’s also Espiritu Negro talking about his lightning match win. The Bucanero/Roja feud is going to on longer after the hair match than it did in the leadup.
AAA TV (SUN) 12/02/2018 Palenque de la Feria, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes [AAA]
Guerra de Titanes, 2018
1) Arkángel Divino, Dark Finder, Discovery b Príncipe Seir, Último Maldito, Xtreme X
2) Lady Shani b Faby Apache ©, La Hiedra, Scarlett [Reina De Reinas]
6:59. Faby falls on her 5th defense (3rd on TV). Keyra missed the show (WWE Chile tryout). Scarlett walked out on the match after a couple minutes. Shani beat Faby after Faby was busy with Hijo del Tirantes. Shani is the 25th champion
3) La Máscara, Parka Negra, Taurus b Mamba, Máximo, Pimpinela Escarlata
9:04. Earlier, Brazo de Platino tried to convince La Mascara to rejoin the family but Mascara attacked him. Mascara beat Maximo clean. No challenges.
4) Hijo Del Vikingo, Laredo Kid, Myzteziz Jr. b Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana © [AAA TRIOS]
10:26. Earlier, La Parka brought Angelikal to the ring to give him a new character: Myzteziz Junior. Tiger Cota took the pin after top rope moves from Laredo Kid, Angelikal, and Vikingo. First defense. 12th champion.
5) La Parka, Laredo Kid, Myzteziz Jr. DQ Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly
5:30. Parka came out to congratulate the new trios champions. OGT interrupted, attacked, and took out Vikingo with a martinete. Parka challenged the OGTs to an immediate match. Averno pulled of Parka’s mask for the DQ (though he first pulled off the top of his mask and had to scramble to get the rest.) The other tecnicos were unmasked as well.
6) Joe Lider & Pagano b Rey Escorpión & Texano Jr. and Cíclope & Miedo Extremo [AAA TAG, hardcore]
17:28. 8th defense (6th on TV). Texano & Escorpion beat Pagano with a powerbomb.
7) Drago b Hijo del Fantasma © [AAA LA]
14:34. New champion, Drago win the Dragon’s Tail cradle. Fantasma falls on his 5th defense, 4th on TV. Drago is the 9th champion.
8) Blue Demon & Killer Kross b Dr. Wagner Jr. & Psycho Clown
10:13. Kross & Demon pinned Wagner after a Demon Devil’s Wings (and Hijo del Tirantes messing up the count at first.) Scarlett was with Kross and interfering. That brought out Vampiro to grab her, only for Kross to hit Vampiro from behind. Vampiro left holding his neck.
A scheduled Fenix vs Cage match for the AAA megachampionship did not take place. Fenix was hurt in his last CMLL appearance and Cage picked up an injury a couple days before the show. Cage sent in a video to apologize. Fenix appeared to apologize. Laredo Kid interrupted to ask if he would still get a title match, and Fenix said Laredo was on top of his list once he came back.
I’m hurrying to get done because of bad scheduling by me and this show going long. The added opening match was fine but didn’t help my cause. If you’re in a hurry, I’d say the trios title match is the one to watch, with the extreme match and the Drago/Fantasma match worth to watch The women’s match was a disappointement and both the Mascara/Maximo and main event match were about what you’d think.
Part of the crowd booed Fenix when he was doing his speech – I think that’s more on AAA for not being upfront about the match being canceled rather than Fenix, but Fenix was obviously upset. At least he got to keep the title. Still curious about what they would’ve done had Cage been healthy. The Laredo bit suggests Fenix wasn’t going to lose the title here.
This week’s Lucha Capital will have Psycho Clown, Texano Jr., Taya, La Hiedra, Australian Suicide, Laredo Kid, Taurus, and Murder Clown. Those are the eight who haven’t had a second-round match yet (or an official one in Murder Clown’s case), so no surprises.
Hades says she’ll be wrestling as Hahastary on the indies. Given how little she’s been on TV since become Hades, that probably makes no difference.
Add Vanilla Vargas to the list of familiar next from Mexico trying out for WWE in Chile. The bigger picture here idea here is this is happening in Chile, and not the much closer trip to Mexico for the WWE people. If there is a Latin America WWE Performance Center or NXT, it doesn’t look like it’ll be based in Mexico. And these people are more likely headed to that facility than to Orlando.
The IWRG Trios championship surprisingly changed hands in Puebla on Saturday night. Prayer, Multifacetico and former Arena Puebla regular Centella de Oro won the titles from Dinastia Navarro. IWRG titles rarely change hands outside of Arena Naucalpan. These Trios titles did so in 2013, which seemed liked the Piratas working their own program maybe without authorization. Dinastia Navarro had been champions for over two years but hadn’t defended the titles since 2016. Part of that has to be Negro Navarro’s health issues, but he’s wrestling now and still hasn’t been booked on an IWRG card since July 2017. Prayer & (formerly Mini) Multifacetico have looked good on Lucha Memes shows and Centella de Oro was great back in the late 2000s/early 2010s when we’d get to see Puebla occasionally.
Crazy Frank won the DTU ultraviolent tournament and will face Crazy King at the DTU Anniversary show for the DTU title.
LuchaWorld has their latest news update, including a recap of LA Park on the Escorpion Dorado show.
Puma King is 1-2 in the DDT D-Oh Gran Prix so far, though he did pin the champion (former Mexican indie wrestler Daisuke Sasaki) and could get a title match. I haven’t seen the matches but it sounds like they’ve been good.
The Canal 22 YouTube posted a documentary on Arena Mexico. I thought I’ve seen this one, but I don’t recall the scenes they’re showing.
An interview with Monclova’s Viento Negro.