Soberano & Shockercito remain champs, AAA @ MSG press conference

probably the only clip of the match we’re getting

CMLL (SAT) 03/30/2019 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro b Acero & Aéreo
rudos took 1/3
2) Avispa Dorada, Lluvia, Sanely b La Metálica, La Seductora, Tiffany
tecnicas took 1/3, though CMLL says Avispa had a rough landing on her dive to Metalica at the end of the match.
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Flyer b Sangre Azteca, Universo 2000 Jr., Vangellys
Sangre Azteca replaced Polvora. Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Príncipe Diamante, Valiente, Volcano DQ Felino, Máscara Año 2000, Negro Casas
Principe Diamante replaced Valiente (moved up.) Mascara 2000 replaced Shocker. Tecnicos took 1/3, the last when Casas fouled Kraneo.
5) Soberano Jr. © b Templario [MEX WELTER]
Soberano took falls 2/3, the last with a Fire Driver. 6th defense
6) Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Valiente b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
Valiente replaced Mistico.

Templario and Soberano talk their title match, and Atlantis & Atlantis Jr. hype next week’s show Ovaciones was wrong, CMLL now says next Saturday is their Arena Coliseo Anniversary show.

CMLL (SUN) 03/31/2019 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Magnus & Sangre Imperial b El Coyote & Grako
tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Amapola, La Comandante, Reyna Isis b La Jarochita, Mystique, Skadi
rudas took 2/3.
3) Shockercito © b Pierrothito [CMLL MINI]
Shockercito took falls 2/3, the last with a reinera, for his 5th defense
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Kawato San, Luciferno, Tiger
tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Dark Magic, La Bestia Del Ring, Máscara Año 2000 b Ángel de Oro, Flyer, Niebla Roja
straight falls?
6) Atlantis Jr., Carístico, Volador Jr. b Mephisto, Negro Casas, Terrible
Mephisto replaced Shocker (who missed both matches this week.) Tecnicos took 1/3, Atlantis surprising with Terrible with a huracarrana.

Shockercito celebrated his title defense. Have we considered the possibility CMLL is trying to improve Mascara 2000’s rating as a wrestler by surrounding him with some extremely challenging partners? I can’t think of another reason that match happened. Whatever the deal was with Atlantis Jr. disappearing for a few weeks obviously isn’t slowing down his march of victories upon his return.

PWInsider posted a list of talent expected for the AAA press conference on Thursday. I’ll save you a link: AAA wants to get anyone with AAA affiliation who is working in New York on WrestleMania weekend on that press conference. If they’re not there, it is probably just a matter of being unable to rework their travel plans in time (and having to rework travel plans can tell you a little bit about the lead time here.)  I was thinking of reworking my flight because it seemed very important to try to get into a AAA press conference at MSG (assuming I’m allowed in!) but then I found out the change fee was $200+ and it was suddenly not very important to me. You can all let me know what happens. Or just make things up, it’ll be hard to tell at this point.

Cain Velasquez admitted to ESPN Mexico Digital that he could not name a single AAA luchador. Velasquez does know he has to learn a lot and says he’ll look for the best trainers in Mexico & the US. This is why I have trouble believing the original comments were part of a plan – there’s not much here that suggests anything else has been planned out. There’s also an article where Velasquez predicts a luchador will one day cross over and do well in MMA.

Velasquez on the card is going to drive interest and sell some tickets. Blue Demon Jr. and Dr. Wagner Jr. is going to drive interest and sell some tickets and might also be dramatically good. I would like the next TripleMania match to be announced just to be something that is good in line with the rest of AAA’s TV though, even if it is not going to drive interest or sell tickets.

Canal Space posted one of their occasional AAA documentaries, “La Vida de Lucha“. It appears to be exactly what it says, various people talking about the life of being a luchador. El Mexicano is in there mentioned as an AAA trainer; that’s what everyone figured when he showed up on some spot lineups but AAA doesn’t mention their trainers much. There’s also a Dr. Maligno in there who looks like indie wrestler Golden. A lot of the footage feels like it may be from last year but they do have a vignette with an Eclipse who looks like a lot like the Eclipse Vengador Jr. from Rey de Reyes so maybe not.


The Friday AAA show in Arena Queretaro was said to be a full house, which would be about 2000.

The Crash on 04/13 in Auditorio de Tijuana

A story on a lucha libre school in Paraguay.