AAA , Capital (WED) 12/12/2018 Pinche Gringo Barbecue, Miguel Hidalgo, Distrito Federal [Lucha Central, thecubsfan]
1) La Máscara b Carta Brava Jr.
Bonus match. 7:00, La Mascara won with a campana.
2) Máximo b Máscarita Sagrada
9:12, Maximo winning with a sort of cradle. Maximo advanced to next week’s final.
3) Golden Magic b Aerostar
8:42. Golden Magic won with a super powerslam to advance to the final. Aerostar picked up a head wound early after being hit by a Magic dive, which stopped the match for a minute or two as the medics (ineffectively) tried to fix it.
4) Laredo Kid b Texano Jr.
9:14. Laredo won with the Laredo Fly, advancing to the final.
5) Hijo Del Vikingo b Drago
9:21. Hijo del Vikingo won via imploding 450 splash and is the last wrestler added to the final.
6) Taya b Keyra, Vanilla
6:09. Taya beat Vanilla with the northern lights suplex/double stomp combo to win the women’s final.
Taya theoretically earns a title shot at Lady Shani with the win, though that wasn’t played up in a big way. (Taya actually hyped up the Impact title match she’s got coming up next.) My understanding is AAA is planning on running a show in Mexico City to kick off the year – probably on the 18th. Taya getting her shot (probably with others) and the Laredo/Fenix match would make sense for that show. Assuming they’re actually going to happen.
The men’s final is Australian Suicide, Pagano, Pentagon Jr., Psycho Clown, Maximo, Golden Magic, Laredo Kid, and Hijo del Vikingo. There was no mention of how the finals will work. I think Kross will be added – I think Fenix was brought in last week because AAA already booked a date with him, and I’d assume they would’ve already booked Kross as coming in for the final – so a set up of 3 three-way matches and then a fourth three-way final is the most likely.
Olympic silver medalist dive German Sanchez was at Lucha Capital, is friends with Hijo del Vikingo. I still love the quote from earlier this year where Sanchez said he hopes to make the summer games in Tokyo so he can go check out Japanese wrestling.
CMLL Informa revealed Hijo del Villano III – the younger brother of AAA’s Villano III Jr. – will debut on Christmas Day. He’ll be teaming with his uncle, Villano IV. CMLL is also now advertising that show as Dragon Lee’s debut. There’s also a 50/50 chance they’ll do the Camorra head shaving on that show.
Dragon Lee & Rush were in Miami yesterday to do press for the MLW shows tonight and tomorrow. (The Friday show is their live special, they’re taping shows out of order tonight, it is mildly confusing.) Before he left, he did an interview with Box Y Lucha where Dragon Lee revealed Exatlon would give him an egg, four olives, and two slices of tomato for breakfast. That is a bit less than he’s used to eating. Dragon Lee says he lost 19 KG on the show, which would be 41 pounds, which sounds like I’m misunderstanding things because that would be an amazing amount of weight for someone who didn’t look to weight all that much. He says he may need nose & ear surgery.
Lucha Underground has a video interview with Vampiro. It looks like they’re putting out new content every Thursday until they run out of content. Starting with Chavo and Vampiro isn’t exactly reaching me but it is better than disappearing totally.
El Grafico talks to Valiente. His restaurant opens Saturday. I wonder if there are any carbs on the menu.