CMLL (TUE) 01/22/2019 Arena México [The Gladiatores]
1) Acero & Aéreo b Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Arkalis, Magnus, Retro b Cancerbero, Espíritu Negro, Raziel
tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Disturbio, Kawato San, Virus b Robin, Star Jr., Súper Astro Jr.
Rudos took 2/3
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Pólvora b Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso
straight falls for the rudos
5) Euforia, Rey Bucanero, Shocker b Kráneo, Rey Cometa, Volcano
Rudos took 2/3
6) Niebla Roja b Mephisto
Roja took 2/3.
Niebla Roja talks about his win. Sounds like the match was better than expected.
CMLL (TUE) 01/22/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Explosivo, Luminoso, Metatrón b Demonio Maya, Paymon, Sádico
tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Guerrero de la Muerte, Inquisidor, Metálico b Astral, Príncipe Diamante, Vaquero Jr.
rudos took 1/3.
3) Dalys, La Metálica, Tiffany b Avispa Dorada, La Jarochita, Lluvia
rudos took 1/3.
4) Blue Panther, Esfinge, Tritón b Ephesto, Felino, Luciferno
tecnicos took 1/3. Panther & Ephesto refused.
5) La Bestia Del Ring, Máscara Año 2000, Rush b Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr., Valiente [Relevos Increíbles]
Rudos took 1/3, setting up Bestia & Rush challenging Valiente & Diamante for the tag team titles next week.
That’s two matches set to happen days before the Universal tournament of champions. There’s a chance here a Mexican wrestling promotion is about to hold a tournament that won’t make a lot of sense.
CMLL says their 85 Years of Lucha Libre will now have an English edition available at their buildings. They say it’ll also be on Amazon Mexico; I only see the Spanish version on there now. In the big picture, it would be a fascinating development if CMLL finally started selling things over the internet.
Rush told Reporte Indigo that his brother Dragon Lee had not yet decided where he was going, saying he had offers from WWE, NJPW, and ROH. Rush is also certain that he, Dragon Lee and Andrade will team up together someplace someday.
I think Dragon Lee had previously indicated on Instagram that he wasn’t interested in going to WWE at this time (though Instagram isn’t exactly binding.) I’ve been wondering about some sort of split deal with NJPW and ROH, but the precedent of Mascara Dorada suggests NJPW probably would’ve announced any Dragon Lee signing during Fantastica Mania. Dragon Lee’s social media posts indicate he was still in Japan as of yesterday morning, so he and Mistico may be taking longer to come home than the rest of the CMLL roster. Mistico’s listed on Friday’s CMLL card, Dragon Lee on Sunday’s Arena Neza show.
Lucha Libre Online has an interview with Rush; I think it is possible quotes for the above article were pulled from this, or he ends up saying similar things about his closeness with La Sombra in both.
+Lucha also has an interview with Rush. Dragon Lee’s status didn’t come up in as far as I could tell. Rush was very impressed with getting Toro Blanco chants in his first Ring of Honor appearance.
AAA will be part of the Vive Latino music festival in Mexico City, taking place March 16-17th. There will be four matches each day, and someone will win a Vive Latino championship.
A Pasala report on the Zona 23 show over this weekend says this was the last show for the promotion in that junkyard. No new venue is mentioned.
02/09 The Crash in Tijuana
- Damian 666 vs Bestia 666 in a hardcore cage match
- Willie Mack (c) vs Austin Theory vs Barbaro Cavernario for The Crash Heavyweight Championship
Mexa Wrestling on 02/23 (“New Idols” in Arena San Juan)
03/19 Lucha Memes in Coliseo Coacalco (Charro Kingdom)
Latin Lover, speaking about his role in Roma, said the director didn’t realize he was ex-luchador Latin Lover until he started getting a lot of photo requests during breaks between filming outdoors in Neza.
CMLL (SAT) 01/26/2019 Arena Coliseo
1) Arkalis & Príncipe Diamante vs Apocalipsis & Yago
2) Bengala, Leono, Sangre Imperial vs Espanto Jr., Metálico, Sangre Azteca
3) Magnus, Pegasso, Stigma vs Cancerbero, Disturbio, Raziel
4) Rey Cometa vs Dragón Rojo Jr. [lightning]
5) Audaz, Tritón, Tritón vs Cavernario, Euforia, Mephisto
6) Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón vs Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr.
I would be excited for the semi-main if it was airing.
Yago is back – and back in the opener after the apuesta win. That was more about getting people payoffs than elevating anyone, it seems.
CMLL (SUN) 01/27/2019 Arena México
1) Kaligua & Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio & Pierrothito
2) Kaho Kobayashi, La Guerrera, Maligna vs Amapola, La Comandante, La Seductora
3) Blue Panther, Esfinge, Tritón vs Kawato San, Tiger, Virus
4) Titán vs Mephisto [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Soberano Jr., Valiente vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
6) Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Niebla Roja vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Kobayashi was announced as returning a few months ago, did not due to an injury, and appears to be coming in now. The tecnicas/rudas sides are unbalanced at the moment.
Rudas (7): Amapola, Dalys la Caribeña, La Comandante, La Metálica, La Seductora, Reyna Isis, Tiffany
Tecnicas (12): Avispa Dorada, Estrellita, La Guerrera, La Jarochita, La Vaquerita, Kaho Kobayashi, Lluvia, Maligna, Marcela, Mystique, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi
Reyna Isis hasn’t been around for a month. Some of the tecnica women do not appear often, though that might be due to space or interest.