Laredo Kid wins Lucha Capital, Akuma/Camorra vs Yago/Signo official (still not sure why)

a way to start a match

AAA , CAPITAL (WED) 12/19/2018 Pinche Gringo Barbecue, Miguel Hidalgo, Distrito Federal [AAA, Lucha CentralMTthecubsfan]
1) Golden Magic b Máximo Facebook video (posted by luchalibreaaa)
4:51. Golden Magic 450 splash.
2) Killer Kross b Murder Clown Facebook video (posted by luchalibreaaa)
5:01. Kross won with a back suplex. He appeared to suffer a knee injury in his match.
3) Laredo Kid b Hijo Del Vikingo Facebook video (posted by luchalibreaaa)
7:49. Laredo Fly.
4) Psycho Clown b Pagano Facebook video (posted by luchalibreaaa)
7:29. Psycho Clown won with the casita.
5) Pentagón Jr. b Australian Suicide Facebook video (posted by luchalibreaaa)
5:57. Pentagon won via package piledriver.
6) Laredo Kid b Golden MagicPentagón Jr.Psycho ClownKiller Kross [ruleta rusa] Facebook video (posted by luchalibreaaa)
8:07. Ruleta rusa means royal rumble. Killer Kross was announced as unable to continue due to knee injury, then proceeded to enter last anyway. Eliminated went Golden Magic (Pentagon Jr.), Psycho Clown (Kross), Pentagon Jr. (Kross) and Kross (Laredo Kid.)

Laredo/Vikingo and Pentagon/Suicide are worth going back to see. The main event was good for what it was for, though they had a hard time convincing fans they wanted to see Laredo Kid win a match with Pentagon and Psycho Clown. I’m not 100% sure about this, but it appears Kross really got hurt in the Murder Clown match and there was the usual confused communication about him participating in the main event.

There’s obviously a plan for Laredo Kid to face Fenix for the big title. It’s AAA, so there’s no guarantee it’ll happen until at least they announce the poster.

Golden Magic felt hard to the floor backward for his elimination from the final, and was stretched out after. There’s no update on his status, though someone’s updated his social media with a highlight from that final.

There was no mention of a second season, though Jose Manuel Guillen suggested Laredo Kid will have to defend his title. Vampiro seemed interested in commentary only in building up Kross for a match against himself.

ReporteIndigo’s story on the AAA press conference has Vampiro promising to take over Mexico City from other companies, declared AAA was the first person to put lucha libre on Facebook (where CMLL airs weekly) and says AAA is looking for new stars while deciding what will be on TripleMania. If this was someone else, I’d say this was the first official sign AAA is moving on from the Wagner/Park match. It’s Vampiro, so nothing he says really counts. It is worth thinking about that advertised Wagner/Park match again when the January AAA press conference comes around.

Myzteziz Jr. was also interviewed about his new name.

Noroeste says there’s a AAA press conference tonight in Mazatlan for a TV taping on 02/08, with the card to be announced. Our records are not complete, but I can find no previous AAA taping in Mazatlan. There’s only two tapings in Sinaloa entirely, the last in 2009. I’m skeptical this is completely correct – maybe it’s local TV?

CMLL’s Thursday Facebook stream was the contract signing of the Hijo del Signo & Yago versus Camorra & Akuma apuesta match. That’ll take place on 01/01, which is where CMLL’s stuck opening card apuesta matches in recent years. It probably won’t be great and I’m not sure why they’re bothering.

MexaWrestling/Lucha Libre Boom/Lucha Memes War of Styles on 01/01 in Arena San Juan

El Planchitas has two columns up, one of which I think was just not posted last week. That older one has a story about Garza Jr. not getting paid for working a show again – this time by FULL/Tinieblas Jr., who isn’t returning his calls. (Garza Jr. was famously not paid for working an Elite show, a bit which included the promoters apparently googling an image of a check to create a forgery, which was quickly figured out.)  The newer one says someone’s been posing as Angel de Oro on social media and causing problems.

LA Park was voted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in the latest issue. It was his 10th year on the ballot, 9th consecutive with 71% of the ballot. Vampiro, Universo 2000 and Ruben Juarez fell off the ballot due to receiving less than 10% of the vote. Blue Panther & Cien Caras fell off the ballot for not reaching 50% after 15 years on the ballot.

The WON also mentions CMLL put pressure on Rush not to work the MLW show because of CMLL’s deal with Ring of Honor, but he and Dragon Lee worked it anyway. This may be the two people MLW hinted were almost taken off their show.

Hijo del Villano III & Villano IV were guests on Marca’s CMLL interview segment. The Christmas Day lineup should be out soon. Or it is below and I forgot to cut out these two lines.

Mr. Niebla & Ultimo Guerrero versus Mr. Aguila & Corsario Negro Jr. main events the FILLM show on Christmas Day in Arena San Juan. Mr. Niebla says he hasn’t heard from CMLL lately and is unsure if he’s suspended or fired, but is being on his best behavior to go back.

Caristico, Dragon Lee, Rey Horus and Bestia 666 are advertised for the 02/23 PWR show in San Jose.

Mystique and Maligna are headed home to Mexico from Japan.

There was a protest in Mexico City about the salaries for judges and other legal officials. They protested with a parody lucha libre match.

An interview with Satillo luchador Makros.

LuchaWorld has the latest news update.


CMLL (SUN) 12/23/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Cosmos & Micro vs Destello & El Jabalí
2) El Alteño, Fugaz, Tigre Blanco vs Demonio Rojo, Frenético, Relámpago Azul
3) Barón Blanco Jr., Mágico, Neutrón vs Carlo Roggi, Exterminador, Guerrero de la Muerte
4) Joker, Metatrón, Sky Kid, Smaker vs Gran Kenut, León Blanco, Ráfaga, Sádico
5) Difunto vs Bobby Black [mask, hair]

Sunday shows here remain mostly all locals. Difunto is the highest positioned rudo on Tuesday shows (except when Furia Roja gets in a feud) so he’s likely to keep his mask. Smaker & Sky Kid are back here after being good for over a year to set up a tag title match next week. Metatron has been MIA since February and no one noticed.

AAA Lucha Capital: 2018-12-19

a move to do in a battle royal

Recapped: 12/19/2018


Golden Magic beat Máximo
(4:51, 450 splash, ok, 00:09:54)

Killer Kross beat Murder Clown
(5:01, Kross back suplex, ok, 00:21:40)

Laredo Kid beat Hijo Del Vikingo
(7:49, Laredo Fly, good, 00:38:05)

Psycho Clown beat Pagano
(7:29, casita, ok, 00:51:15)

Pentagón Jr. beat Australian Suicide
(5:57, package piledriver, great, 01:07:40)

Laredo Kid won a five-man ruleta rusa for the Lucha Capital men’s championship
(8:07, good, 01:29:40)

  • Pentagon Jr. & Golden Magic started
  • Laredo Kid entered (1:18)
  • Psycho Clown entered (2:29)
  • Psycho Clown threw Golden Magic out (3:11)
  • Killer Kross entered (3:46)
  • Killer Kross threw Psycho Clown Pentagon Jr. out (5:09)
  • Killer Kross threw Pentagon Jr. out (5:54)
  • Laredo Kid threw Killer Kross out (8:07)

What happened:

Suicide dive

Laredo Kid won the Lucha Capital tournament. The final was a five-man royal rumble. It appeared to be a four-man royal rumble for a bit; Killer Kross was announced as not being able to participate in the final due to a knee injury, but then came out as the final entrant anyway.

(As best as can be determined, Kross did have a knee injury but may have decided to wrestle after all since he was to be the last person out before the finish. Kross was grabbing his right knee after getting hit by Murder Clown’s dive in their match. Máximo and Golden Magic also appeared to be injured during the course of the show.)

this went well for Vikingo

The final came down to Laredo and Kross. Scarlett, a weapon, and Pentagon all got involved for a long moment, but none directly figured into the finish. Laredo eventually threw out Kross for the win. His post-match promo including throwing out a challenge to Fenix for the megachampionship again.

Fenix appeared earlier on the show to present the most popular luchador award to Pagano. La Parka handled the arm wrestling.


The main event had the most AAA feel of the show so far, with run-ins that didn’t go anywhere and inexplicably injury situation. The result actually made sense as far as setting someone up for a title program instead of just giving a top guy a win to have a win. (It seemed like Konnan booking.) Like most every other match in this tournament, there was more craziness than you’d expect – I don’t know what Golden Magic was thinking – and it was probably the best five man royal rumble you’ll ever see. I didn’t really like the end of ending a tournament built around singles matches with a royal rumble and over the top eliminations. It also might have worked out for the benefit if turned out Kross couldn’t do a real match.

this did not go well for Vikingo

Suicide is supposed to be nuts but now also his matches are also nuts. They decided to go for big spots from the get out, Suicide nailing the Dragon rana and a cool dive quick, wonderfully teasing the shock upset. They kept it exciting throughout. Suicide was trying everything and paying for half of it. Like the Laredo/Vikingo match, they tried a lot, but it came off better here. The shooting star press counter superkick spots didn’t quite have great timing, but they were close enough to look cool and this match was just about cool looking moves.

I didn’t care much for Pagano/Psycho Clown. Pagano is really slow and prone to weird and bad looking spots, and the flashy move he tries to do to make up for it really don’t. Psycho Clown was fine but not as interesting as other matches. This was the match where it finally clicked Psycho is using the casita because his wife’s family taught him the secrets to make that cradle unbeatable, a fantastic story.

Psycho tope

Vikingo/Laredo was only disappointing in there were really high expectations. A few things didn’t work well in the first half of the match. They never lost the crowd and the ring was filled with coins after, but I think the missed headscissors and the shakiness leading to the shooting star press to the floor spot really stood out. The match was put together with more drama than usual, Vikingo’s missed corner knees coming out as a surprise. The counter before the finish was also shot really well. I think they could have a better match with another try but this was still pretty good.

The Kross/Murder match was the weakest Murder Clown match of the series. He and Kross didn’t have any chemistry. Whatever that wanted that forearm battle to be, it was definitely not, and didn’t otherwise take advantage of having two big guys. The sequence where Murder Clown hit a 619 and it caused Kross to go out of the ring to (sort of) catch a dive didn’t look so great. Perhaps Kross came into the match with the knee injury and that’d explain the performance. It was nice of them to try and protect Murder by having him kick out of Kross’ suplex, but it didn’t seem to amount to much when Kross just beat him as soon as he was done acting really shocked. This is not a promotion built about people taking finishing moves that seriously.

Máximo got hurt on his own dive a few minutes into the opener. The match wasn’t super before it and was pretty much done after it. Máximo was nice enough to let Golden Magic kick out of the kiss cradle and let Golden Magic hit a 450 splash to what appeared to an injury. That can’t be a fun issue with a rib injury.