CMLL (MON) 04/01/2019 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Lucha Central]
1) El Perverso, Policeman, Tyson La Bestia b Arkalis, King Jaguar, Robin
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Dalys, La Magnifica, Tiffany b Lluvia, Marcela, Sanely
La Magnifica made her CMLL debut replacing Metalica. Rudas took 2/3.
3) Esfinge, Flyer, Rey Cometa b Kawato San, Olímpico, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Carístico, La Bestia Del Ring, Último Guerrero b Euforia, Mephisto, Valiente [Relevos Increíbles]
Caristico replaced Mistico. Euforia and UG fought during the match. Team UG took falls 2/3.
5) Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero
Volador took 2/3. Gran Guerrero seemed shook up at the end of the match and was stretchered out as precaution.
The main event was said to be good. Los Guerreros Laguneros do show a willingness to fight each other if they’re on opposite sides of matches, they’re just not used that way very often.
Mistico is also off Friday’s CMLL show, with Titan in his place. Not sure if he picked up an injury over the weekend or if he’s on vacation.
La Magnifica made her debut in the women’s match. She’s an interesting near-miss story for a slow day. She’s the daughter of Gran Cochisse who has seemed talented but also with some bad luck on timing. She came up thru the Arena Coliseo Guadalajara gym when Cochisse was in charge, and the arena booked more local women’s matches including her & Silueta in the late 2000s than they’ve done at any point. Cochisse getting removed from his position seemed to end her time with CMLL too. She won the AAA Quien Pinta Para La Corona talent search in 2011, alongside Daga and Dinastia. They’ve gone on to have memorable AAA careers. La Magnifica didn’t make it into a match that run. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her say why, but I think she may have left wrestling to have a child, and AAA moved on to other people. AAA did a good job of building her up in a vignette, showing her amateur wrestling medals and teasing a possible feud with Faby Apache but it was just one of those things lost in the shuffle. Magnifica did end up working a handful of matches for AAA from 2012 to 2014 and made one TV appearance, plus a dark match that AAA put up on YouTube. The best thing that came out of her AAA run appears to have been meeting and eventually marrying fellow fringe AAA wrestler Rey Celestial. She moved to his hometown of Puebla to live with him and has apparently decided to say after he passed away in 2017. Magnifica shows up on indie shows, has won the Arena Coliseo San Ramon women’s championship (which is a cup for some reason) and just got announced as working the MexaWrestling show this weekend. It’s the same thing as her apparently retried brother Saturno/Boomerang – there were glimpses of being an upper tier luchador, but both brother and sister never got to a high visibility place where they could prove it.
It’d be great if she got a full-time role in CMLL – both for her and for CMLL, who could use new people. I’m not sure if that’s what this was. This could be Magnifica as an just an emergency fill-in. CMLL’s previously switched the women’s 3v3 match to a 2v2 and sat a woman out if someone’s missing from this match. This seems like a better policy even putting aside Magnifica actually being as good or better than half the CMLL women.
(It’s looked so odd to have one edecan dancing by herself to the music a couple of times in recent weeks when the other regular edecan has been missing. There has to be a woman local to Puebla who can dance on short notice. That’s where I thought CMLL should have an emergency fill-in on call. But luchadoras work too.)
Tonight’s CMLL show looks a little better than usual for a Tuesday. It’s rare to get both the Guerreros and NGD on the same card and that means a lot in a promotion short on capable rudos. (Guadalajara gets a good set of rudos in the main event, but then things drop off.) NGD resume their rivalry with the Chavez Brothers and Soberano, a rematch of one of the best matches of last year and of earlier this year. Guerrero Maya & Triton getting to face Los Guerreros is a treat for them; only usually Titan gets to face rudos that important. The lightning match, Rey Cometa versus Templario, would be much better than anything else on most Tuesday shows.
The bottom half of the card looks a bit more typical. Panthers Family faces Misterioso, Sagrado and Kawato. Cancerbero & Raziel team once again with Hijo del Signo against Super Astro, Star and the returning Metatron. A minis match opens, though Fantasy & Ultimo Dragoncito versus Pequeno Olimpico & Pierrothito may be better than usual.
The show starts at 7:30, and is the final Tuesday show one hour later than usual. There’s only one more show like this; I forgot AAA’s show in Tijuana is actually on Daylight Savings Time since Mexico border towns switch on the US schedule.
In comments taken from last Friday’s post-match interviews, Dragon Lee says he wants to be like Mil Mascaras. He means being a big star in Japan and selling lots of tickets in MSG.
Rush is excited to be on Madison Square Garden, still does not appear to know who he’s facing. I hope this continues all the way thru Saturday and he tries to lock up with the referee because he just doesn’t know. Rush is OK accepting Hijo del Fantasma’s challenge whenever.
Pierrothito feels the CMLL minis have dropped off not because of lack of quality, but lack of opportunity and interest in them. He believes the only way to reverse it is having excellent matches so he had extra pressure on himself going into Sunday’s title match.
NJPW announced Michael Elgin had finished up with them. CMLL is unlikely to bring him back on their own. The dream match with Rayo de Jalisco is unlikely to happen.
Add 06/15 in Cancun to the ever growing list of AAA TV tapings. This is one day before Verano de Escandalo which AAA did confirm yesterday. Maybe the TV Azteca deal gives AAA the ability and the urgency to tape back to back days? Or maybe the poster is misleading? I’m not sure.
Did you know: AAA has a press conference on Thursday but hasn’t publically announced it yet.
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CMLL (SUN) 04/07/2019 Arena México
1) Leono & Retro vs Apocalipsis & El Coyote
2) Estrellita, Kaho Kobayashi, La Maligna vs Dalys, La Comandante, La Seductora
3) Black Panther, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Disturbio, Universo 2000 Jr., Virus
4) El Audaz vs Kawato San [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Kráneo, Titán vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Luciferno
6) Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Audaz versus Kawato seems like a dangerous idea.
IWRG (SUN) 04/07/2019 Arena Naucalpan
Guerra del Golfo, 2019
1) Puma de Oro vs Guerrero 2000
2) Mexica & Saruman vs Máquina Infernal & Neza Kid
3) Arkángel Divino, Dinamic Black, Eragón vs Eterno, Lunatic Xtreme, Último Maldito
4) Cerebro Negro © vs Demonio Infernal [IWRG IC WELTER]
5) El Hijo De Huracán Ramírez vs Séptimo Rayo, Mosca, Hijo del Alebrije, El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Mike, Death Metal, Diablo Jr. [cage, loser advance]
6) Black Danger (Baja California) vs Súper Nova, Multifacético, Metaleón, Manchas, Rayan, Golden Magic, Imposible [cage, loser advance]
7) ? vs ?? [cage, mask]
The annual three stage cage match show, where someone you sort of know gets unmasked. Manchas, Rayan, Mike, and Death Metal are the most likely suspects. IWRG is more dedicated to their gimmick concepts than pretty much any other promotion in Mexico. Black Danger & Ultimo Maldito are in the Mexico City area working the MexaWrestling show the day before. Maybe Internet.TV will be streaming this is you need to some wrerstling to watch Sunday.
RIW (SUN) 04/07/2019 Gimnasio Coliseo Arena, San Lorenzo Tepatitlán, Toluca, Estado de México
1) Aerodinamyc, Dark Pato, La Fuerza vs Rey Coyote, Sangre Flina, Z-Marverick
2) Guerrero Pantera I vs Guerrero Pantera II
3) Energia vs Fuego Jr.
4) Lilith Dark vs Mary Caporal
5) Demonio del Aire & Epydemius vs Kunay & Rencor Negro Jr.
6) Aramis vs Belial
7) Alas de Acero & Iron Kid vs Aztekita & Sol
These are always interesting shows that show up in 4 minute bits on YouTube channels. I hate that but I probably will watch Aramis vs Belial anyway. Also, no one can agree if it is “Kunay” and “Kunai” so maybe we shouldn’t hate on WCW for changing i’s to y’s as much?
LLR (SUN) 04/14/2019 Arena Azteca Budokan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) ? vs ??
2) Sádico & Yoruba vs Criss Stone Jr. & Syrus
3) Dulce Gardenia, Redentor, Rossy Moreno vs Demasiado, Fulgor, Reyna Obscura
4) Robin © vs Halcón 78 vs Imposible [LLR OMEGA]
5) Metaleón & Tiger vs Karaoui & Zumbi and Troyano & Último Gladiador
6) Fresero Jr. vs Cuervo [bull terrier]
7) Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero vs Trauma I & Trauma II
The big questions here: did Lucha Libre Real get Robin a new title belt? How will they get out of doing a finish in the main event? (Also, is Halcon 78 out of AAA now or on the Super Nova working indies plan?)
LUCHA MEMES , LLB , MDA (SAT) 04/20/2019 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Falcón Jr. vs Shadow
2) Avisman vs Robin Maravilla
3) Jimmy vs Komander (Tamaulipas) vs Dragón Bane
4) Multy & Prayer vs Negro Navarro & Solar I
5) Arez vs Aramis
6) Sharlie Rockstar vs Virus
7) Blue Panther vs Dr. Cerebro
8) Negro Casas vs Trauma II
Concept show here is everything (except maybe the third match) is going to be mat based matches in Negro Navarro/Solar style. I’m interested to see if people want to see a full show of that or if the wrestlers will actually go with the concept, but it is something different.
DTU (THU) 04/25/2019 Arena Aficion
1) Aero Panter & Sky Boy vs Samuray Jr. & Tigre Cósmico
2) Laser, Steel Increible Dragón, Vengador Radioactivo vs Kunay, Mandal, Poseidón Jr.
3) Exótico, Fly Danger, Hijo De Pólux Jr. vs Aaron Sykes, Helio Guerra, Muerte Infernal
4) Kalibus & Moria vs Adrenalina Punk & Jitsu
5) Anthony Greene vs Jimmy, Kaleth, Pesadilla, Camuflaje
6) Dement Extreme, Paranoiko, Tóxico vs Disturbio (Tamaulipas), Poseidón, Tiburón (Veracruz)
7) G-Raver & Príncipe Cometa vs Aero Boy & Crazy Boy and Crazy King & Orin Veidt
First of a late April run of shows with GCW wrestlers. There’s a promo building up Aero Boy & Orin Veidt, so that’s probably coming along the way.