CMLL (FRI) 12/14/2018 Arena México [CMLL, LuchaCentral, Marca, Publimetro, thecubsfan]
1) Halcón Suriano Jr. & Robin b Espanto Jr. & Grako
12:04. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Cancerbero, Disturbio, Raziel b Astral, Eléctrico, Fuego
16:14. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Esfinge, Titán, Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Templario, Vangellys
14:02. Tecnicos took 1/3, though Titan was hurt when Triton hit the ropes as he was springboarding for a moonsault. Titan seemed shaken up but not seriously hurt.
4) Forastero b Soberano Jr. [lightning]
9:24. Forastero won with a spinning reverse slam
5) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja DQ Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
10:06. Tecnicos took straight falls, the last when Bucanero tried to fake a foul from Niebla Roja and was caught. Diamante Azul replaced Flyer earlier in the week.
6) Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Cuatrero, Sansón, Último Guerrero
10:02. Tecnicos took 1/3.
Post Match promos were Halcon Suriano Jr. (happy to debut with a win), Esfinge & Triton (apologizing for wiping out Titan before challenging for matches they’re not going to get), and Forastero (talking about beating Soberano again).
Like every other show this week, this was totally skippable. Not great matches, not great effort. Halcon Suriano seemed excited to be there and not a lot others did.
MLW’s announced they’ll be running the LA Park vs Rush match as part of WrestleMania weekend on 04/04. That’s the Thursday show, which runs against DDT, Interspecies Wrestling, Impact, and the WrestleCon Supershow. I already have a ticket to the WrestleCon and I’m going to see MLW already when they come back thru Chicago in February, so I think I’m skipping it. But I may change my mind or have regrets later. WrestleMania weekend will be nothing but regrets. I strongly doubt MLW will be able to put together the mask versus hair LA Park/Rush match but they’re smartly trying to take advantage of the interest and promote something unique on an over-crowded weekend.
Arena Naucalpan has a Lucha Memes/Lucha Libre Boom/NOBA show with a cage match tonight and a trainee show on Sunday. There’s an AAA show in Tijuana that was scheduled for the Auditorio and ended up in Arena Big Punch. That’ll get some attention because they’re going to do something with the La Parkita kid from the viral clip. CMLL has a couple of ordinary shows on Saturday and Sunday. FILL runs Arena San Juan. Matinez promotion runs on Saturday.
Puma King finished up 2-4 in DDT’s D-Oh Gran Prix. DDT and NJPW are so alike. It sounds like his matches have been positively reviewed even if the results weren’t there.
CMLL (FRI) 12/21/2018 Arena México
1) Robin & Star Jr. vs Cancerbero & Raziel
2) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Drone vs Kawato San, Okumura, Virus
3) Esfinge, Titán, Tritón vs Felino, Luciferno, Pólvora
4) Ángel de Oro vs Mephisto [lightning]
5) Kráneo, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Euforia, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
6) Cavernario, Penta 0M, Último Guerrero vs Carístico, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr.
Still nothing much happening here. Penta returns to sort of feud with Caristico.
The Crash (SAT) 01/19/2019 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Rayo Star vs Fantástico, Rencor, Terror Azteca, Taliban
2) Deluxe, Mr. Iguana, Savage vs Star Boy, Viento, Zarco
3) Flip Gordon vs Xperia, Oráculo, Jake Atlas
4) El Bandido, Flamita, Swoggle vs Jeff Cobb, Sam Adonis, Willie Mack
5) Penta Zero M & The King vs Trauma I & Trauma II
6) Extreme Tiger, Rey Horus, Último Dragón vs Bestia 666, Garza Jr., Mecha Wolf 450
The Crash’s next card is very The Crash. Rebelion Amarilla is in the main event, Traumas vs Lucha Brothers is the indie dream match, Swoggle is in an inexplicable match. Sam Adonis posted a promo for it.
Lucha Time (SUN) 01/20/2019 Gimnasio Nuevo León Independiente, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
1) Chocolata & Erika Sotelo vs Punk Clown & Zambo Clown
2) Baby Xtreme vs Apóstol
3) Azrael, Muerte Extrema, Sick Boy vs Hell Raider, Kaientai, Lord Byron
4) Lady Flammer vs Sexy Star, Reina Dorada, Baby Love
5) Rey Horuz vs The Tiger, Emperador Azteca (IWRG), Hijo Del Espectro
6) Alberto el Patrón, Hijo De Dos Caras, Último Dragón vs Damián 666, Psicosis I, René Guajardo III
Alberto has stopped wrestling this year but turns up next year in Monterrey.