CMLL (FRI) 12/21/2018 Arena México [CMLL, Lucha Central, luchablog, Marca, Ovaciones]
1) Cancerbero & Raziel b Robin & Star Jr.
13:19. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Kawato San, Okumura, Virus b Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Drone
11:47 Rudos took 1/3.
3) Esfinge, Titán, Tritón b Felino, Luciferno, Pólvora
14:08. Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Ángel de Oro b Mephisto [lightning]
6:57. Angel de Oro surprised Mephisto with a small package.
5) Euforia, Rey Bucanero, Terrible b Kráneo, Stuka Jr., Valiente
12:16. Rudos too 1/3.
6) Carístico, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr. DQ Cavernario, Penta 0M, Último Guerrero
9:50. Straight falls, Penta fouling Caristico to set up a singles match between them.
Another skippable Friday night show. Setting up Penta & Caristico at least gave it a reason to exist, but there’s no reason to back and watch it.
IWRG (FRI) 12/21/2018 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Lili Dark & Ludark Shaitan b Dulce Luna & Quimera
2) Death Metal, Ra-Zhata, Shil-Ka b Black Dragón, Dinamic Black, Multifacético
3) Imposible © b Eterno [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Third defense. Impossible moves on to face Stuka on Christmas Day.
4) Demonio Infernal, Hijo de Canis Lupus, Lunatic Xtreme b Aramis, Hijo del Alebrije, Relámpago
5) Dragón Bane © b Freelance [IWRG REY DEL AIRE]
6) Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Mr. Electro ©, Toscano [hair, IWRG IC HEAVY]
Toscano escaped the match first, and Mascara defeated Electro to win the title. Electro falls on his 5th defense. Mascara is the 28th champion.
7) Hijo de LA Park & LA Park b Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. & Rey Wagner
This sounded like the most exciting live stream on Friday night from people who were watching both. Match 4 appears to have been the best, with 2, 3, 5 and 7 all being good.
“Galeno del Mal” got involved in the main event post-match. He appears to be Hijo del Dr. Wagne’s half brother (son of Rossy Moreno but not of Dr. Wagner.) He debuts on Christmas in Moreno’s Arena Azteca Budokan and is said to be only 16. “Nieto de Lizmark” is also listed as debuting in that main event.
The Estado de Mexico lucha libre commission sent out a press release saying they talked to the people involved in the Cuervo injury situation and have decided to hand out punishments. Angel o Demonio is suspended from wrestling in the state for 60 days from the day of the incident (until 01/18, down from being suspended until Cuervo returned), Hijo del Fantasma’s Lucha Libre Bom is suspended from promoting shows indefinitely, and Arena Lopez Mateos is reprimanded and will be closed for shows if they don’t follow these rules.
Angel o Demonio, after a week off, has simply kept wrestling elsewhere. Some promotions have promoted him around the brick he used, going as far as to tease using it again, but it doesn’t seem like there’s any special interest him. He’s been quietly advertised in a small Estado de Mexico arena, Arena Coliseo 23 de Junio, this Sunday, and I suspect he’ll work as normal. Lucha Libre Boom is also saying they’ll go on like normal. Fantasma de la Opera says he has a meeting with the commission on January 7th to talk about the punishment. All shows scheduled will go on as planned.
AAA posted video of their annual party with children from La Magia de un Deseo.
ROH made the Bandido signing official. He’ll start on the 01/12 taping in Atlanta and a be regular after that.
Revolution Lucha Libre debuts this Saturday in Arena Lopez Mateos. That show has Templario vs Penta vs Golden Magic in a main event. Ovett & Leviathan hype their match against Virus & Valiente.
Penta is also scheduled to work in Irapuato tonight. I think he’s got enough time between matches to make it. It’s a slightly quieter weekend than usual in general, especially around Mexico City. A lot of smaller promotions running on Christmas Day are just skipping a weekend show this week.
The Box Y Lucha commission of Cuernavaca gave out 2018 awards. That article is either missing names or they had a weird list (best rudos but no best tecnicos?) Pierroth was among legends who were honored.
CMLL (TUE) 12/25/2018 Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Átomo, Gallito, Microman vs Chamuel, Guapito, Mije
3) Akuma vs Hijo del Signo [lightning]
4) Flyer, Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso vs Templario, Tiger, Virus
5) Atlantis, Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr. vs Hijo del Villano III, Mephisto, Villano IV
6) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Dragon Lee has his first match in CMLL in five months. Hijo de VIllano III starts in CMLL. Micros and a rare Akuma singles match.