AAA , CAPITAL (WED) 12/19/2018 Pinche Gringo Barbecue, Miguel Hidalgo, Distrito Federal [AAA, Lucha Central, MT, thecubsfan]
1) Golden Magic b Máximo
4:51. Golden Magic 450 splash.
2) Killer Kross b Murder Clown
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
7:49. Laredo Fly.
4) Psycho Clown b Pagano
7:29. Psycho Clown won with the casita.
5) Pentagón Jr. b Australian Suicide
5:57. Pentagon won via package piledriver.
6) Laredo Kid b Golden Magic, Pentagón Jr., Psycho Clown, Killer Kross [ruleta rusa]
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.
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
- Flamita vs Rey Horuz
- Lady Flamer vs Keyra vs Quetzal vs Zeuxis vs Hija de Gatubela
- Homero Simpson will appear
- Gato de Ecatepec and Caristico will appear.
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.
There was a protest in Mexico City about the salaries for judges and other legal officials. They protested with a parody lucha libre match.
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.