CMLL back on Marca tonight, AAA/AEW, CMLL/ROH

CMLL was killing time until Homenaje a Dos Leyendas, which was not great. Then there was Homenaje a Dos Leyendas, which was not great. Now, they appear to be killing time until the Torneo Increíble de Parejas. This is not particularly exciting, but the show tonight should be decent.

The main event is a variation of the Homenaje a Dos Leyendas title match, with Diamante Azul replacing Dragon Lee in teaming with Caristico & Volador Jr. against Los Guerreros. Diamante Azul is no Dragon Lee but he’s at his best in these sort of trios matches. That should be good, as should be the Forastero versus Cavernario lightning match.

The rest of the show is not as appealing. The semi-main is the obligatory rematch of the Homenaje a Dos Leyendas main event, with Chavez Brothers teaming with Titan and Los Ingobernables teaming with Mr. NIebla. Audaz, Flyer and Stuka team up against Vangellys, Polvora, and a newly blue Kawato. The women to Fridays for the first time in a few weeks. Dalys teams with Amapola & Reyna Isis against Marcela, Kaho Kobayashi, and Mystique. Star Jr. & Stigma face Coyote & Grako in the opener, which would be a good match if it wasn’t a CMLL opener.

CMLL should be back on Marca and Facebook. Neither appears to be region blocked. Lucha Central has a preview of the show.

CMLL’s Facebook stream announced Niebla Roja & Terrible as the first team in the Torneo Increíble de Parejas. Poor Angel de Oro is going to stuck with La Bestia del Ring.

Today is the 10th anniversary of Abismo Negro’s death. His hometown paper, Tabasco Hoy, has a brief article saying that his wife feels like promises to take care of his family have been forgotten, especially after Joaquin Roldan passed away.

AAA announced a second press conference for TripleMania this Tuesday. This timing would suggest something to do with the AEW bits from this past week, but the text just teases a surprise.

On Keepin’ It 100, Konnan is enthusiastic about how the Young Bucks did in AAA, regardless of the reaction. There was acknowledgment the crowd didn’t react big to them, something Konnan warned the Bucks would probably happen before they went out. AAA had a video recapping their feud with the Lucha Brothers prepared which would’ve only aired for the live crowd, but decided not to air it. (It isn’t said why they decided that – maybe to preserve the surprise? Since the news is out now, I’d strongly consider airing that video package on TV before the match airs.)

Konnan said he made the decision to make that segment the main event and Psycho Clown earlier and seems content with that decision. It is not explained how he arrived at that decision. Konnan does say the Psycho Clown/Brazo de Plata/La Mascara storyline is finished. He implies the Young Bucks are indeed coming back to AAA some point in the future, feeling this match was enough to get them over the next time. Maybe the decision was just ending the show with something building to the future or strengthing the AEW relationship by having them go last.

Konnan wants it known that Killer Kross & Jeff Jarrett were hired guns by La Mascara and that was explained by the Spanish announcers during the match. I say that if we don’t get a vignette where La Mascara is handing them money, it doesn’t really count. Konnan says “everything made sense.” Konnan did not know why Averno was dressed as Averno, only that Averno & AAA’s Jorge Flores had a discussion if it would cause trouble for a sponsor for him to dress as Batman. They decided it was OK.

Caristico & Soberano Jr. are the two CMLL wrestlers who will be a part of ROH’s shows in mid-April. They’re on the 04/13 (Saturday) TV Taping in Pittsburgh and the live/streaming event on 04/14 in Columbus. Both are probably looking to improve their image in big US promotions. Caristico has not worked for any since the end of his WWE run. Soberano has wrestled once in Ring of Honor before, a disastrously bad match with Punishment Martinez last year. With the MSG show about a week before, ROH might not announce matches for these shows until they get very close.

+LuchaTV says Garza is joining NXT in April. It is funny watching promotions still having him on posters for May.

Daga will be part of Progress’s Super Strong Style 16, from May 4-6 in London. Aerostar had previously been announced for that tournament.

Leo Riano’s column says Fantasma already has 30 indie dates lined up. MexaWrestling is teasing a Fantasma appearance.

Dulce Garcia is not listed on the lineup for the Combate Americas MMA show in Monterrey on 04/12, which seemed to be the original plan.

Lucha Talk has a new episode up.

LuchaWorld has the latest news update.

Hijo del Santo talks about Japanese wrestlers he knows.


IWRG (SUN) 03/24/2019 Arena Naucalpan
1) Cheff Benito vs Guerrero 2000
2) Latino & Puma de Oro vs Auzter & Neza Kid
3) Dinamic Black, Eragón, Hijo del Alebrije vs Hip Hop Man, Mosca, Tackle
4) Cerebro Negro & Dr. Cerebro vs Demonio Infernal & Eterno
5) Hijo Del Huracán Ramírez, Internacional Pantera, Súper Nova vs El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Villano V Jr.
6) Death Metal & Karaoui vs Aramis & Imposible [IWRG IC TAG]

The tag titles are vacant. Death Metal & Karaoui won the El Protector tournament to get a title shot. Aramis & Imposible won a contenders tournament to get their shot. This has been a long road to get to this moment but it is IWRG so I think I might need to put my chips on “draw, no champions.”

The fourth match is potentially interesting.

CMLL (TUE) 03/26/2019 Arena México
1) Astral & Eléctrico vs Cholo & Yago
2) Arkalis, Halcón Suriano Jr., Oro Jr. vs Cancerbero, Espanto Jr., Raziel
3) Audaz, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Pólvora, Templario, Virus
4) Flyer vs Titán [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Mephisto
6) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja vs Cuatrero, Euforia, Sansón

Slightly better than usual card but it is a Tuesday show so who knows.