CMLL weekend results, Niebla Roja/Rey Bucanero to finally air (on NJPW World)

CMLL (SAT) 12/22/2018 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia b Acero & Aéreo
2) Metálico, Nitro, Sangre Azteca b Oro Jr., Príncipe Diamante, Retro
rudos took 1/3.
3) Dalys, La Seductora, Metálica b La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit
Rudas took 1/3. Metalica challenged Sugehit to a title match, who accepted.
4) Tiger b El Audaz [lightning]
5) Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr., Titán b Grako, Pólvora, Templario
Grako replaced Vangellys. Tecnicos took 1/3. Money threw in.
6) Atlantis, Carístico, Diamante Azul b Máscara Año 2000, Terrible, Vangellys
Vangellys replaced Shocker. Tecnicos took 2/3.

Metalica & Sugehit talked about the title match, which will take place next week. Metalica has a lot of friends from the indie fan community, so I think there’s a shot that match might turn up on a YouTube channel or two. Tiger also talked about his win.

Perhaps Shocker got his jaw surgery already? There could be worse reasons for Shocker to miss a show.

CMLL (SUN) 12/23/2018 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Fantasy & Shockercito b Mercurio & Pierrothito
tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Halcón Suriano Jr. b Espíritu Negro, Inquisidor, Sangre Azteca
tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso, Rey Cometa b Disturbio, Sagrado, Universo 2000 Jr.
tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Templario b El Audaz [lightning]
Templario beats Audaz in 9 minutes in the battle of the 2018 rookies.
5) Flyer, Soberano Jr., Valiente b Gran Guerrero, Hechicero, Mephisto
tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Atlantis, Místico, Volador Jr. b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
tecnicos took 2/3.

Pequeno Pierroth & Mercurio, TemplarioAudaz, Sangre Azteca, Astral, Electrico, and Halcon Suriano Jr. and Las Diosa del Ring all have holiday-themed promos. Templario also talks about his win over Audaz. They have video fo the match. It looks good. Maybe we’ll see it on NJPW World someday.

NJPW World announced the 11/18 CMLL show will air on their service. This is the Rey Bucanero/Niebla Roja hair match and the tag title chance. Julio Cesar Rivera mentioned on Informa that CMLL would be putting it on their YouTube channel at some point and perhaps that’ll happen one day.

Bobby Black lost his hair to Difunto in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara.

Caifan, doing an interview to promote his appearances, explained he didn’t have surgery or any other medical work done to take care of the knee injuries that caused his retirement last year. He just took some time off, felt better, and felt like coming back. Caifan did get some orthopedic inserts. He regrets calling it a retirement.

The mystery of the AroLucha commercials airing on POP TV was solved by PWInsider: Impact’s parent company owed AroLucha’s parent company money and AroLucha decided to accept commercials on POP TV instead of some of that money. AroLucha is not working a deal with POP TV, they weren’t even directly involved in the ads airing. I would guess AroLucha thought they would get some extra attention out of doing this, which they mostly did not, but AroLucha is working out of a strange playbook so who knows.

Dragon de Oriente II and Drabek I have long interviews to hype their mask match in Arena Queretaro on 12/25. Those two have been around that scene forever.

LuchaWorld has the latest news update, including a recap of Garza Jr. talking about a bad promoter.

LuchaTalk has their 2018 awards.


CMLL (FRI) 12/28/2018 Arena México
1) Arkalis & Oro Jr. vs El Coyote & Grako
2) Estrellita, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
3) Audaz, Flyer, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kawato, Okumura, Vangellys
4) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Titán vs Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
5) Dragón Lee, Místico, Volador Jr. vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
6) Carístico vs Penta 0M

It’s happening: a good CMLL card. The last two, at least. Kawato to be confused by not facing a Panther.

Lucha Memes, Mexa Wrestling, LLB (TUE) 01/01/2019 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Chico Che, Demasiado, Homero Simpson vs Diva Salvaje, Mike, Nono
2) Amnesia, Arañita, Fandango, Freelance, Hausser, Máscara Mágica, Vaquero vs Auzter, Baby Star, Fly Warrior, Juve Venegas, Príncipe Aéreo, Tromba, Yoruba
3) Keyra vs Lady FlammerZeuxisDiosa QuetzalHija De Gatuebla
4) Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Fantasma de la Ópera, Gato De Ecatepec vs Demus, Diablo Jr., Fly Star
5) Loco Max & Ricky Marvin vs Alan Extreme & Centvrión
6) Alas de Acero, Belial, Impulso, Iron Kid vs Fulgor I, Fulgor II, Metaleón, Mr. Leo
7) Flamita vs Rey Horuz
8) Audaz (CMLL), Carístico, Dragón Bane vs Aramis, Arkángel Divino, Toxin

Complete card for the New Year’s Day show. This show has a Ninja Turtle versus Homer Simpson. Theres’s nothing else to say.