Garza says goodbye to the Crash, CMLL title matches set up, Fantasma

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CMLL (SAT) 03/23/2019 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Acero & Aéreo b Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
tecnicos took 2/3 in a rematch
2) La Comandante, La Seductora, Metálica b Avispa Dorada, La Jarochita, Princesa Sugehit
Rudas took 2/3.
3) Fuego, Pegasso, Rey Cometa DQ Metálico, Pólvora, Virus
tecnicos took 1/3, Virus fouling Cometa in the third.
4) Universo 2000 Jr. b Drone [lightning]
Universo 2000 won via martillo negro
5) Ángel de Oro, Magnus, Titán vs Cuatrero, Máscara Año 2000, Misterioso Jr.
Magnus replaced Niebla Roja. Cuatrero replaced Rey Bucanero. Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Templario b Diamante Azul, Soberano Jr., Volador Jr.
Templario pinned Soberano to set up a title match next week.

Universo 2000 celebrated his win. Templario talked up next week’s title match.

The Crash (SAT) 03/23/2019 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California [@JorgeGCRR, The Crash, thecubsfan]
1) Karma, Ryan Kidd, Unicornio b Anthar, Taliban, Terror Azteca
Unicornio beat Terror Azteca.
2) Animal, Demencia, Silver Star DQ Torito Negro, Toto, Xperia
Triple Amenaza attacked Los Haraganes (Animal team) for the DQ.
3) Baby Extreme & Lady Flammer b Christi Jaynes & Douglas James and Danny Limelight & Miranda Alize and Oráculo & Zeda Zhang
Baby Extreme defeated Zeda Zhang. Oraculo had words with the Monterrey team after the match.
4) Jonathan Gresham b El Bandido ©FlamitaShane Strickland[The Crash CRUISER]
Gresham submitted Strickland to an octopus to win the title. Bandido gave him the title and wished Strickland luck in his next step.
5) Bestia 666, Garza Jr., Mecha Wolf b Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas
Garza Jr. won his farewell match by fouling Negro Casas. Bestia & Mecha Wolf praised him post match, a returning Black Danger was introduced as Garza’s replacement in the group, a video with Humberto Carillo & Lacey Lane congratulated Garza Jr., and Garza Jr. said he couldn’t the promotion where he was going but he is joining his cousin in Orlando.
6) Dragón Lee (CMLL) DQ Rey Horus
Rebelion Amarilla tried to help Horus win, it didn’t work, so they just stomped Dragon Lee until a DQ. Horus offered him a rematch. Rebelion Amarilla offered Rey Horus a spot in the group and he left without making a decision.

I watched most of the top three matches on a stream. The main event didn’t really get going to a high level and it was clear a screwy finish was coming. It was unsatisfying. The semi-main was good in an exhibition-y way. They wanted a happy moment to come out of it and Garza winning in his farewell was their way of doing it. The fourth match was not long but was good fun while it lasted.

Garza did not wrestle on the Kaoz show tonight so this might be it for him in Mexico. I would expect WWE won’t announce new signings until after WrestleMania.

They announced Carlito/Mesias vs Angel de Oro/Niebla Roja vs Los Traumas and NGD vs Bestia, Garza MechaWolf, and TBA for the 04/13 show.

CMLL (SUN) 03/24/2019 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Espanto Jr. & Inquisidor b Retro & Sangre Imperial
rudos took 1/3
2) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito b Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragóncito
straight falls, setting up a Pierrothito/Shockercito title match
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Star Jr. b Sangre Azteca, Universo 2000 Jr., Virus
tecnicos took 1/3
4) Soberano Jr. b Tritón [lightning]
Soberano won via Fire Driver.
5) Dragón Lee, Místico, Stuka Jr. b Dark Magic, Ephesto, Luciferno
straight falls
6) Carístico, Diamante Azul, Valiente b La Bestia Del Ring, Negro Casas, Terrible

Shockercito & Pierrothito talk up their title match, which is the first one for the minis title in over a half year and the first one in Arena Mexico in 15 months. Soberano says his win over Triton proves the Lagunero school of wrestling is better than the Guadalajara; he may be overvaluing beating Triton.

AAA posted a farewell message to Hijo del Fantasma on Friday, officially recognizing his departure from the company. Fantasma was interviewed on the most recent MMM Show and mentioned he brought up the idea of leaving AAA “a few weeks ago” and AAA was understanding. Fantasma felt like he was doing the same things over and over again in AAA and felt like it was time to go somewhere else for a fresh start. He wanted to leave on good terms with AAA, knowing that he might come back someday. (Though, the people who left on bad terms also seemed to come back.) Fantasma praised Konnan as helping get lucha libre over in the US twice and seemed like he’d happy to work with him elsewhere.

Dulce Garcia will have her first MMA match on 04/12 on Combate Americas show in Monterrey. She’ll be taking on Mariana Ruiz Avila, who will also be making her professional debut (with 1 loss as an amateur.) The early matches will are on Univision TDN in the US, which will probably include her match.

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