great match roundup, week of 2019-02-09

Taurus 1, Vikingo 0

recap

The top five matches on the list are all from the same AAA show. Possibly just because they’re going alphabetically, but there are good matches there. The problem is I have no idea when these might be released with the new schedule and lack of YouTube uploads. If you thought AAA wasn’t discussed much in the general internet wrestling discourse before, no YouTube would make it even worse (but maybe you believe it couldn’t get any worse and so no matter.)

Blue Demon versus Dr. Wagner is going to be the main event of TripleMania – as far as I can tell – and it is tough to believe it will be any better than the match they already had. AAA fans will be happy with it if it is that good/absurd.

When this posts, I will be all caught up for five whole hours. Except for the IWRG FILL cibernetico and who knows what else I need to watch. I definitely don’t know what else to watch.

recommended matches

rating matches TV Show taped
great Dinastía, Lady Shani, Niño Hamburguesa vs Lady Maravilla, Lanzelot, Villano III Jr.  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch)) AAA on Twitch: 2019-02-10 2019-02-10
great Hijo Del Vikingo vs Jack EvansTaurus  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch)) AAA on Twitch: 2019-02-10 2019-02-10
great Drago vs Laredo KidFlamita  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch)) AAA on Twitch: 2019-02-10 2019-02-10
good Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Blue Demon Jr. in a street fight match  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch)) AAA on Twitch: 2019-02-10 2019-02-10
good Laredo Kid, Psycho Clown, Puma King vs Hijo del Fantasma, Killer Kross, Rey Escorpión  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch)) AAA on Twitch: 2019-02-10 2019-02-10
good Rush vs Cuatrero LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 11 DE FEBRERO DEL 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2019-02-11 2019-02-11
good Carístico, Místico, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 15 DE FEBRERO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2019-02-15 2019-02-15
good Terrible vs Niebla Roja for the CMLL Universal Championship LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 15 DE FEBRERO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2019-02-15 2019-02-15

other matches watches

rating matches TV Show taped
ok Drone, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kawato San, Okumura, Sagrado LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 11 DE FEBRERO DEL 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2019-02-11 2019-02-11
ok Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Vangellys vs Hijo del Villano III, Último Guerrero, Villano IV LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 11 DE FEBRERO DEL 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2019-02-11 2019-02-11
ok Astral, Eléctrico, Star Jr. vs Difunto, Disturbio, Espanto Jr. LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 12 DE FEBRERO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2019-02-12 2019-02-12
ok Kaho Kobayashi, La Jarochita, Marcela vs Dalys, Metálica, Tiffany LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 12 DE FEBRERO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2019-02-12 2019-02-12
ok Flyer vs Pólvora in a lightning match LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 12 DE FEBRERO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2019-02-12 2019-02-12
ok Blue Panther, Esfinge, Stuka Jr. vs Cavernario, Felino, Luciferno LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 12 DE FEBRERO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2019-02-12 2019-02-12
ok Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr. vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 12 DE FEBRERO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2019-02-12 2019-02-12
ok Pegasso & Stigma vs Cancerbero & Raziel LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 15 DE FEBRERO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2019-02-15 2019-02-15
ok Esfinge, Titán, Tritón vs Pólvora, Templario, Vangellys LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 15 DE FEBRERO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2019-02-15 2019-02-15
ok Ángel de Oro, Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, La Bestia Del Ring, Mephisto LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 15 DE FEBRERO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2019-02-15 2019-02-15
below average Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Okumura, Tiger, Virus LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 15 DE FEBRERO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2019-02-15 2019-02-15
not rated Hijo de Centella Roja, Rey Samuray, Sonic vs Espíritu Maligno, Fuerza Chicana, Policeman LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 11 DE FEBRERO DEL 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2019-02-11 2019-02-11
not rated La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs La Comandante, La Metálica, La Seductora LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 11 DE FEBRERO DEL 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2019-02-11 2019-02-11
not rated Fantasy & Shockercito vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 12 DE FEBRERO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2019-02-12 2019-02-12

weekend indie results, Angel de Oro/Niebla Roja vs Terrible/Bestia in Puebla

I put a lot of indie results in the database that don’t ever get put on this blog. Maybe it is worth putting them on the blog today.

WWCI , XMW (SAT) 02/16/2019 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Lilith Dark ?? Lady MonsterIndia MazahuaSadik MaidenZafiro (Chihuahua)Reyna DoradaSkadiLady Pink [WWCI WOMEN] Skady vs Reina D vs L Pink vs Lilith D vs Zafiro vs India M vs Sadik Maiden vs Lady Monster (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
2) Marcela DRAW Mary ApacheCinthia MorenoDalys Marcela vs Cinthia Moreno vs Dalys vs Mary Apache en la Arena San Juan con XMW (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Marcela & Mary Apache went to a double pin
3) Demus COR Bam Bam Demus vs Bam Bam mano a mano en la Arena San Juan Pantitlán con XMW (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Demus beat up Bam Bam on the outside and Bam Bam couldn’t return. Hair match challenge followed.
4) Fly Star & Toscano b Drako & Impulso Toscano y Fly Star vs Impulso y Drako en la Arena San Juan con XMW (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Fly Star asked for a shot at Impulso’s Cruiserweight belt
5) Último Guerrero DQ Caifan [super libreUltimo Guerrero vs Caifan mano a mano con XMW en la Arena San Juan (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Caifan fouled UG, and challenged for a hair match.

The main event set up a hair match, as Planchitas reported days in advance. And there were a bunch of people missing from the opener (which didn’t have a result mentioned that I could find yet.) On the other hand, the women in the other match all showed up as scheduled for a draw where no one had to lose. The WWCI promoter was very upset about that article on Facebook, telling people to call the newspaper and demand a retraction. Show didn’t draw well, which I’m guessing he’s probably also blaming on that article but suggests he could’ve used his energy in different ways.

MANIACOMANÍA (SAT) 02/16/2019 Centro de Alto Rendimento The Crash, Ecatepec, Estado de México [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Candy Swing b Guerrera Negra Candy Swing vs la Guerrera Negra mano a mano en Maniacomanía 3 (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
2) Espia Maya & Princesa Legna b Dulce Luna & Skarlet Espia Maya y Princesa Legna vs Dulce Luna y Skarlet en Maniacomanía 3 (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
3) La Heroína b Ludark ShaitanHija De GatubelaQuimera Heroína vs Ludark vs Hija de Gatubela vs Quimera por la Copa Maniacomanía 3. (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
4) Sanely © b LluviaReina Oscura [RO WOMEN] Sanely(c) vs Lluvia(r) vs Reina Oscura(r) por el Campeonato Femenil Ro Westling (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
5) Marcela b DalysCinthia Moreno Marcela vs Dalys vs Cinthia Moreno en Maniacomanía 3 en el Car the Crash (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Marcela submitted Dalys. Money thrown in.

This group got a finish out of that same group.

DTU , PROES (SAT) 02/16/2019 Arena Victoria, Ecatepec, Estado de México [DTU]
1) Corak & Fly Danger b Corazon Latino & Perro De Guerra Jr.
2) Fight Panther, Kunai, Mandala b Aero Panther, Steel Increible Dragón, Vengador Radioactivo
3) Cazador Salvaje I, Cazador Salvaje II, Último Cazador b Maldad, Shaggy, Tormenta Roja
4) Kevin b JitsuKalibus
5) Jimmy b Moria
6) El Junior b Crazy BoyHalloweenDement Extreme
Junior pinned Crazy Boy, who offered him a title shot for winning.

El Junior was one of Los Malkaradios, the evil opposites of Los Nerds. They were a trio, then a tag team, then they were gone, now one is back and is getting a title match. I’m still interested in finding out of Kunai has one really good match or is actually really good.

MDA , Super X (SUN) 02/17/2019 Centro Deportivo Y Cultural, Electricistas, Azcapotzalco, Distrito Federal [+LuchaTV, Estrellas del Ring]
1) Lolita b Ludark Shaitan
Ludark had a foot on the ropes but the ref missed it
2) Superxtar b LátigoAlas De Plata
No Sombra de Plata so this became a three-way. The guy named after the promotion won.
3) Eterno & Tromba b Freelance & Imposible
Tromba replaced Hijo del Fishman. Tromba and Ludark were added to MAD (and Eterno & Hijo del Pirata had been added back at the press conference.)
4) Sinn Bodhi b Demasiado
5) Aero Boy b Aramis
good match
6) Laredo Kid b Dragón Bane
good match. Dragon Bane attacked Laredo Kid after.
7) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Juventud Guerrera DQ Fuerza Guerrera & Rush
Pirata faked a foul. MAD (which now included Sinn Bodhi) attacked Fuerza Guerrera post-match. Mask/hair match challenges followed, along with Fuerza saying he’d bring in his own group to feud with MAD.

Turnout seemed decent. Konnan and Juvy may not be friends at the moment but Guerrera is borrowing the key booking points (start a group, put every heel in it). This should turn up in some form. Estrellas del Ring seemed to put up the show last night, then took it down, then put up highlights.

RLL (SAT) 02/16/2019 Arena Lopez Mateos [+LuchaTV]
1) Astrolux & Sombra Azteca ?? Black Metal & Drolux
2) Rossy Moreno & Tiffany b Baronessa & Diosa Quetzal
3) Epitafio, Leviatham, Tormento b Dr. Cerebro, Ricky Marvin, Último Gladiador
Leviatham upset Ricky Marvin
4) Virus b Demus [super libre]
5) Emperador Azteca, Silver Tiger, The Tiger b Drako, Fresero Jr., Imposible
Fresero & Drako betrayed each other, giving the other team the win. Garza Jr. ran in post match as part of Kaoz getting involved all night.
6) Místico II & Rush b Bestia 666 & Garza Jr.

Seemed medium full, which is a little bit disappointing. They did a Kaoz Lucha Libre invasion angle on this show; I have trouble believing people care about these things but I’m writing it down here never the less.

IWRG (SUN) 02/17/2019 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Ángel Estrella Jr. b Chicanito
2) Apolo Estrada Jr., Hip Hop Man, La Mosca b Auzter, Eragón, Yakuza
3) Sinn Bodhi b Pasion Kristal
4) Diablo Jr. & Puma de Oro b Ángel Tormenta, Brazo De Oro Jr., Death Metal, Dranzer, Latino, Neza Kid [El Protector]
5) Ángel Tormenta & Villano V Jr. b Dranzer & Rokambole Jr. [El Protector, quarterfinal]
6) Death Metal & Heddi Karaoui b Latino & Pitbull [El Protector, quarterfinal]
7) Cerebro Negro & Neza Kid b Brazo De Oro Jr. & Hijo de Canis Lupus [El Protector, quarterfinal]
8) Black Terry & Puma de Oro b Diablo Jr. & Zumbi [El Protector, quarterfinal]
9) Death Metal & Heddi Karaoui b Ángel Tormenta & Villano V Jr. [El Protector, semifinal]
10) Cerebro Negro & Neza Kid b Black Terry & Puma de Oro [El Protector, semifinal]
11) Death Metal & Heddi Karaoui b Cerebro Negro & Neza Kid [El Protector, final]

Death Metal & Heddi Karaoui were no one’s picks to wins. It’d be a surprise if they beat the Oficials. Los Villanos attacked Metal & Karaoui for whatever reason after the the win.

There is no consensus on if it is “Angel Tormenta” or “Angel de la Tormenta”.

Tonight’s Arena Puebla always looked interesting for being a rematch of Niebla Roja & Terrible of the CMLL Universal tournament final. It is more interesting with Angel de Oro & La Bestia del Ring, who may also be part of a hair match at Homenaje a Dos Leyendas. There’s a chance that match will be announced tomorrow around noon, and tonight might be the moment where they make it clear. Euforia & Kraneo are also in the match, which will be more interesting for those post match challenges than the match itself.

The match CMLL appeared to be setting up for Puebla itself was Vangellys versus Ultimo Guerrero, based on Guerrero fouling Vangellys next week. That also doesn’t sound too great. Atlantis & Dragon Lee make for an odd team with Vangellys, while UG teams with the Villanos.

Titan, Triton & Stigma against Felino, Tiger & Hechicero is the best chance for a good match. Marcela, Princesa Sugehit and Mystique face Dalys, La Comandante and La Secutora in the second match. Gemelos Panteras & Tyson la Bestia wrestle Tigre Rojo Jr., Rey Samuray and King Jaguar in the opener. The show airs at 9 pm on CMLL’s YouTube channel.

Lucha Azteca AAA will reportedly have a second airing on Azteca’s A+ Sundays at 1 pm, starting March 10th. Not sure if that means those episodes will be the same episode as the Friday show or four weeks behind. A+ is the digital substation which was to get the CMLL/ELITE show last year. Not sure if that means anything as far as the show airing in the US, but it is a reminder that these things sometimes take a while to get going.

Lineups

IWRG , FILL (WED) 02/20/2019 Arena Naucalpan
1) Astro Boy, Bisofera, Jesse Ventura vs Noyce Boy, Rock Power, Vortex
2) Dinámico, Dranzer, Fireman vs Aguila Oriental, Canival, Spider Fly
3) Ángel Estrella, Juve Venegas, Mexica vs Guerrero 2000, Power Bull, Rey Del Fuego
4) Black Shadow II, Manchas, Shadow Boy vs Neza Kid, Ra-Shata, Shil-Kah
5) Ángel Tormenta, Cheff Benito, Chicanito, Death Metal, Diablo Jr., Latino, Puma de Oro, Toto vs Ángel Drago, Cadillac, Galactus, Marduk, Omega Jr., Taurino, Ultra Man Jr., Zovek [torneo FILL]
Gym FILL (Black Terry) vs Gym Zeuz (Oficial AK47)

They don’t actually list the trainers on the poster this time so I may have gotten my Oficials confused. IWRG also posted a video with Bombero Infernal’s children lucha libre class.

CMLL Martes: 2019-02-12

Star Jr. dropkick is the highlight you get

Recapped: 02/14/2019

Matches:

Fantasy & Shockercito beat Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
(16:10 [8:09, 4:26, 3:35], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Astral, Eléctrico, Star Jr. beat Difunto, Disturbio, Espanto Jr.
(14:46 [6:30, 3:08, 5:08], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Kaho Kobayashi, La Jarochita, Marcela beat Dalys, Metálica, Tiffany
(11:20 [7:16, 4:04], 1/2 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Flyer beat Pólvora in a lightning match
(7:37, Spanish Fly, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cavernario, Felino, Luciferno beatBlue Panther, Esfinge, Stuka Jr.
(15:09 [5:46, 3:47, 5:36], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr. beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
(8:15 [2:08, 2:59, 3:08], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Sansón ended up injured after taking Diamante Azul’s German suplex. The second fall ended with Diamante Azul possibly trying to German suplex Cuatrero, only Cuatrero had grabbed the top rope. Azul pulled him away from the ropes, though it turned into a sort of rolling reverse cradle where Azul was unable to get over (and Volador actually got the pin.) After the third fall German suplex, Azul seemed unconcerned Sanson’s injury and appeared to stare out of the ring in Cuatrero’s direction instead, which gave the impression it was not an accident. Sansón did not miss any matches.

Dalys unmasked Jarochita in the women’s match.

Thoughts:

strong effort on this clothesline

The main event was a quick match forgettable outside of Diamante Azul’s behavior.

The Blue Panther match had unusual fall endings – a rudo won on the casadora cradle reversal spot instead of a técnico – but the action in between the falls wasn’t special. Esfinge’s tope in the third fall looked good and also good for Zacarias for standing up to Felino.

The lightning match was a normally slow starting Polvoa match building up to an exciting closing stretch. It did not have that exciting closing stretch. Any match Flyer gets out of in one piece is a good Flyer match.

The women’s match may have only gone two falls, but it felt as long as normal. The match pivoted on Jarochita/Dalys sequences, so perhaps CMLL will still be running Dalys single matches even with the belt. Jarochita tried hard given the moment even if not everything looked good; it’d be better if Kobayashi was getting the chance but at least she’s taking it seriously. Though the chance wasn’t serious enough here for her to get any pins on Dalys.

I watched the second match to see what Difunto would do. He didn’t do much. It was a bad idea. He did seem like a decent base, close to being a mildly useful Disturbio (new hair color) then a completely useless Espanto. The CMLL lower card needs more than slight improvements.