CMLL (TUE) 03/12/2019 Arena México [CMLL, Lucha Central, Notimex, Ovaciones, The Gladiatores]
1) Bengala & Leono b Apocalipsis & Cholo
tecnicos took 2/3
2) Akuma, Espanto Jr., Nitro b Magnus, Retro, Star Jr.
rudos took 1/3
3) Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Tiger b Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso, Rey Cometa
rudos took 1/3
4) Black Panther b Universo 2000 Jr. [lightning]
8:44, Panther won via dropkick.
5) Atlantis, Audaz, Stuka Jr. b Felino, Hechicero, Kawato San
Audaz replaced Kraneo. Tencicos took 2/3.
6) Diamante Azul, Dragón Lee, Místico b Mephisto, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
Mr. Niebla (returned from indefinite suspension!) replaced Shocker on Monday. Straight falls. Excessive DQ for the rudos in the first, Dragon Lee beat Mephisto in the second to set up a title match.
CMLL promos: Rey Cometa & Pegasso (how many split Panther masks does Pegasso have?), Black Panther, a Mephisto promo crashed by Mr. Niebla and Mr. Niebla by himself. Mr. Niebla thanked his wife & Paco Alonso for helping him come back to CMLL. My take on Mr. Niebla is he appears to be very orange.
The show sounds otherwise OK. Dragon Lee really should take the CMLL Welterweight championship from Mephisto to move up divisions and finally leave the lightweight title behind. Have him bring both belts to MSG for the visual.
CMLL (TUE) 03/12/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Magnum, Mr. Samurai, Sonic b Inquisidor, Mr. Apolo, Paymon
2) La Jarochita, Marcela, Mystique b Dalys, La Metálica, Reyna Isis
tecnicas took 1/3.
3) Drone, Star Black, Stigma b Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Esfinge, Titán, Tritón vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
OneAtosStyle won falls 2/3 and asked for a title match next week.
5) Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Cavernario, La Bestia Del Ring, Terrible
Cavernario replaced Rush earlier in the day. Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when the caveman fouled Caristico. Singles challenges followed.
CMLL is running a lot of title matches from Friday thru Tuesday as part of Homenaje a Dos Leyendas show. No title match in Puebla, but they’re getting something slightly different.
CMLL & the Mexico City government announced a marketing campaign yesterday where luchadors would promote youth sports, as a way to keep the kids off the streets.
Today’s Informa has La Bestia del Ring, Caristico, Volador, Dragon Lee and Diamante Azul. It is one-hour later than usual with the time switch. CMLL might have a reason to finally talk about why King Phoenix & Penta 0M are no longer around. They probably should be talking about whether Friday’s show is on iPPV or not. (Slow ticket sales suggest they shouldn’t be giving an option to watch this one for free.) It is most likely there will be no new information.
AAA has something on Twitch at 5 pm – which again, is one hour later than usual – and I have no idea what it is.
A +LuchaTV video headline has Blue Demon saying he will have an important announcement in May. That sounds like a big deal but, when I actually did the work of listening to the interview, it comes off more like a business partnership sort of announcement (and Demon says maybe April or May.)
CMLL (MON) 03/18/2019 Arena Puebla
Homenaje a Dos Leyendas 2019, Salvador Lutteroth & Estrella Blanca
1) Astro, Rey Samuray, Sonic vs Fuerza Chicana, Policeman, Sombra Diabólika
2) King Jaguar, Star Black, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Cancerbero, Perverso, Raziel
3) Audaz, Drone, Stigma vs Felino, Templario, Tiger
4) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Valiente vs Cavernario, La Bestia Del Ring, Terrible
5) Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
LA Park makes his return to CMLL after many months away. In a strange concidence, his son is back too.
The tercara could be good. Star Black continues his weekend tryout.