AAA , CAPITAL (WED) 12/05/2018 Pinche Gringo Barbecue, Miguel Hidalgo, Distrito Federal
1) Chessman b Bengala
2) Psycho Clown b Texano Jr.
3) Taya b La Hiedra
After the match, Lady Shani appeared to announce was taking herself out of the tournament but offered Taya a title versus title match should she win the entire thing.
4) Golden Magic b Niño Hamburguesa
seemingly a replacement match for Taurus/Murder Clown, with Golden Magic getting back into the tournament with a win.
5) Australian Suicide b Laredo Kid
This continued the trend of main events worth going out of your way to watch.
Australian Suicide, Pentagon Jr., Pagano, and Psycho Clown have definitely advanced to the final on 12/09. The final show is supposed to start with three four-way matches, so there are eight more spots to fill. Aerostar, Drago, Golden Magic, Hijo del Vikingo, Keyra, Killer Kross, Laredo Kid, Mascarita Sagrada, Maximo, Taya, Texano Jr., and Vanilla are definitely eligible for those eights spots and should wrestle next week. Scarlett, Murder Clown, and Taurus may be eligible. They’re also just making up rules as they go so who knows.
CMLL is also planning on running their usual winter holiday schedule. Shows scheduled for New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve will be moved to the day after. That means the Monday Arena Puebla shows move to Tuesday, with the Arena Mexico & Arena Coliseo Guadalajara shows going on the same night as scheduled. CMLL has enough bodies to fill out three shows on the same night (and that’ll still leave some early match wrestlers unbooked), though it’s a different question if they have enough talent. The Tuesday Guadalajara show usually has more star power than the Tuesday Arena Mexico show. That might reverse for the holidays since the top stars will prefer to work in Mexico City so they can pick up an extra booking of three later that night around the Mexico City area. The end product of the Yago/Camorra feud, be it a singles match, a tag or a cage match, will probably take place on one of these days.
For streaming purposes, this schedule means there’s two more Monday night Puebla show for the year. The last show to air will be the 12/17 show, and then nothing on Monday until 01/08. CMLL will be down to ‘only’ two streams a week. Those Tuesday Puebla shows are very unlikely to be taped; last year, we never saw the Asturiano versus Espectro Maligno apuesta match and a Mephisto versus Caristico title match because of the schedule. (It’s also unlikely they’ll post results.) There’s a very slight chance the Sunday shows from 12/23 & 12/30 will be recorded and streamed if CMLL needs replacement TV content, but probably they’ll just reuse matches on different shows.
Caristico says the injury that has taken him off lineups was a hip injury made worse last Friday, He expects to be back in a week.
Reina Isis says CMLL has the best women’s roster in all of Mexico. I don’t think this true, though AAA women didn’t exactly kill it this week. It is not exactly a high bar even if it was true.
Leo Riano noted Keyra missed the AAA TV taping to do the WWE tryouts, though he also says he hasn’t actually asked AAA to see if Keyra had permission to skip the show. It would be strange for AAA to suddenly care about advertised people not showing up on their shows.
Saturday’s AAA TV taping in Xalapa has a mystery person teaming with Vikingo & Laredo Kid. That always seemed like Angelikal’s spot and I’m thinking they just left it a mystery because they knew he’d be Myzteziz Jr. by this point. That’s probably also why the title match bit got dropped from the OGT/Poder del Norte match at the same time.
The Crash announced (ex WWE Horn)Swoggle will be on their January show. Many people have commented hoping for Mascarita Dorada/Torito to pay off their WWE issue.
Casandro is in France to do press wrk for her documentary, which debuted yesterday.
El Imparcial caught up with the mini Parka and the other luchadors from the viral video.
CMLL (MON) 12/10/2018 Arena Puebla
1) Astro & Sonic vs Ares & Guerrero Espacial
2) Millenium & Rey Samuray vs El Perverso & King Jaguar
3) Átomo, Gallito, Microman vs Chamuel, Guapito, Perico Zakarías
4) Fuego, Tritón, Volcano vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Vangellys
5) Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Niebla Roja vs Cavernario, Hechicero, Rey Bucanero
6) Volador Jr. vs Terrible
Micros coming to Puebla is the most interesting thing here. Sonic gets back to back weeks of bookings, which is rare for him.
CMLL (TUE) 12/11/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Black Sugar, Luminoso, Magnum vs Gran Kenut, Guerrero de la Muerte, Tyson La Bestia
2) Avispa Dorada, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
3) Esfinge, Stigma, Titán vs Difunto, Hechicero, Pólvora
4) Carístico, Kráneo, Volcano vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
5) Volador Jr. vs Último Guerrero
Volador has singles matches on Friday, Monday and Tuesday. That doesn’t seem like a great idea. Caristioc being listed back is probably subject to change.