CMLL , NJPW (MON) 01/14/2019 Gifu Industrial Hall, Gifu, Japan [NJPW]
Fantastica Mania, 2019 Day 4
1) Audaz, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask b Gedo, Taiji Ishimori, Templario
7:21. Audaz tornado armbar on Templario
2) Cuatrero & Taichi b Ángel de Oro & Flyer
8:06. Cuatrero beat Angel de Oro with the inverted bear hug
3) Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Kushida b Okumura, Sansón, Yoshinobu Kanemaru
7:43. Atlantis Atlantida (!) on Sanson
4) Dragón Lee, Soberano Jr., Titán b Bárbaro Cavernario, Forastero, Gran Guerrero
14:03. Soberano beat Cavernario via guillotine moonsault.
5) Jyushin Thunder Liger, Místico, Volador Jr. b Carístico, Namajague, Último Guerrero [Relevos Increíbles]
9:47. Mistico on Ultimo Guerrero via Mistica.
6) Fujin, Kojima, Raijin, Toa Henare b Bushi, Shingo Takagi, Terrible, Tetsuya Naito
15:36. Naito beat Henare.
There are promos with Cuartero, Atlantis Jr., and Mistico. They’re off until Wednesday morning, with the first round of the family tag team tournament. The final four shows will stream live on NJPW World and the final two will have English commentary.
IWRG (SUN) 01/13/2019 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Chicanito b Neza Kid
2) Atomic Star & Death Metal b Chef Benito & Juan Diego
3) Ra-Zhata, Shaolin, Shil-Kah b Gato De Ecatepec, Manchitas, Metaleón
4) Demonio Infernal, Eterno, Lunatic Xtreme DQ Liderk, Rayan, Spector
DQ for excessive violence towards Eterno, setting up a super libre match. Eterno’s team wants a title match (Comando Elite are still Mexico State trios champions)
5) Freelance, Multifacetico 2.0, Súper Nova b Galeno Del Mal, Multifacetico (Puebla), Último Gladiador
tease of the mask/mask match
6) Capo del Norte & Capo del Sur b Rokambole Jr. & Villano V Jr. and Dragón Bane & Hijo de Canis Lupus and Aramis & Imposible
Eliminations: Draogn Bane/Canis, Aramis/Imposible, and then the Capos cheated the Villano kids to win, setting up a super libre match.
7) Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 b Leo & Mike [IWRG IC TAG]
Ninja Turtles fall on their first defense. Ofiicals first defense The first referee was taken out when it came down to 911 & Mike,, Mike had a visual pin, and a second referee turned up just in time for 911 to turn it around. Second straight IWRG Tag Team title change with zero defenses. Oficials were last champions in 2014, or ten champions ago. Oficials retained theri titles, though I was confused about them being champions. I’m not 100% sure why IWRG has had so many police characters over the year. I did notice, reading thru the 1960s magazines, that original Arena Naucalpan owner Adolfo Moreno worked as a police detective.
Rush and Euforia face off again tonight in Puebla. It’s the strange teams of Rush, Vangellys and Villano IV versus Euforia, Kraneo, and Valiente. It probably won’t be good, but the same is true about the same show. Hijos del Inferino will walk thru a match against Niebla Roja, Stigma and Stuka. Trio Fantasia and Los Diabolicos rematch after the rudos cheated to win last week. The undercard includes a Halcon Suriano Jr. appearance. The show streams at 9 pm on YouTube.