CMLL (FRI) 04/19/2019 Arena México [CMLL, ESTO, Lucha Central, Marca, Notimex, Ovaciones, thecubsfan]
1) El Coyote & Grako b Arkalis & Halcón Suriano Jr.
15:08. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Kaho Kobayashi, Princesa Sugehit, Tae Honma b Amapola, Dalys, Reyna Isis
15:33. Tecnicos too k1/3.
3) Rey Cometa b Kawato San [lightning]
4:02. Cometa won with a 450 splash
4) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis Jr., Carístico b Hijo del Villano III, Rey Bucanero, Sansón
15:15. Tecnicos took 2/3. Rey Bucanero replaced Forastero on Tuesday.
5) Gran Guerrero & Vangellys b Cuatrero, Hechicero, Negro Casas, Templario, Terrible, Último Guerrero [Torneo Increible de Parejas, seeding battle royal]
6) Cuatrero & Místico b Hechicero & Stuka Jr. [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f]
7) Atlantis & Negro Casas b Audaz & Templario [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f]
8) Último Guerrero & Volador Jr. b Niebla Roja & Terrible [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f]
9) Rush & Vangellys b Gran Guerrero & Valiente [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f]
10) Cuatrero & Místico b Atlantis & Negro Casas [Torneo Increible de Parejas, quarterfinal]
11) Último Guerrero & Volador Jr. DQ Rush & Vangellys [Torneo Increible de Parejas, quarterfinal]
2:28. Rush intentionally dropkicked the refree in the head when Vangellys was getting pinned.
12) Último Guerrero & Volador Jr. b Cuatrero & Místico [Torneo Increible de Parejas, semifinal]
6:10. Ultimo Guerrero & Volador face Titan & Barbaro Cavernario
Press room interviews: Volador & Utlimo Guerrero (Box Y Lucha, +LuchaTV), Caristico (Box Y Lucha), Atlantis Jr. (Box Y Lucha, +LuchaTV), Rey Cometa (Box Y Lucha, +LuchaTV), and the tecnicas (Box Y Lucha, +LuchaTV), Coyote & Grako (+LuchaTV)
This was a weak show. You can watch the first match and maybe the last and not miss a lot in between. The luchadors weren’t really doing much in the tournament and the outcomes were as uninspired. Try again next week.
The women’s match had so many Amapola & Dalys hitting each other spots that I thought CMLL was really doing a surprise ruda/ruda feud. They ignored it after the match and played up Kaho versus Amapola. That’s a harder than usual result to guess, though Kaho growing out her hair may be a red herring.
This weekend’s shows include a Lucha Memes/MDA/Lucha Libre Boom show at Arena Lopez Mateos Saturday. The show is called Clasico, with the concept that these will all be classic style matches. There’s no IWRG show this weekend. Generacion XXI runs at Arena Naucalpan with LA Park vs Diamante Azul as the main event. It is an odd situation where Azul seems not to be cleared to wrestle in CMLL but says he’ll be good for this match. Aramis vs Bandido vs Leon’s Murcielago Plateado Jr. could be the standout match.
Sure reads like Daga was blocked from a match because CMLL thinks he’s an AAA guy. It is odd because it didn’t seem to be happening to Laredo Kid, who has three AAA titles.
05/02 Gladiators at Fronton Mexico
- Fatu vs LA Park vs Taurus vs Pagano in a heavyweight tournament match
- Lucha Bros vs The Cats (Bengala & Puma King) vs The Rascalz (Wentz & Xavier) vs Los Mercenarios (Texano Jr. & Rey Escorpion)
The Cats are representing Elite. Bengala was never in Elite. It took two matches to get there.
As weird as this sounds, I think this might be an Elite led idea. They’re the ones pushing it hard, posting the info first and way into tournaments. They’d need a lot of support from AAA to do it, but AAA isn’t really promoting this beyond RT-ing information posted elsewhere.
05/04 The Crash
- Lucha Brothers (c) vs Mexablood for The Crash Tag Team Championship
- Austin Theory (c) vs Rey Horus vs MJF vs Adam Brooks for The Crash Heavyweight Championship
- Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf vs Ultimo Guerrero & Gran Guerrero, winner gets a tag title shot
- Xperia, Toto, Torito Negro vs Los Haraganes (Animal, Demencia, Silver Star) in a super libre match
- Jonathan Gresham (c) vs Black Danger vs Soberano Jr. vs Adrian Quest for The Crash Cruiserweight Title
Greshman is in Mexico for the Battle of Naucalpan (versus Virus) and this match. That leaves him Thursday and Friday for some sightseeing. It would be nice if he paid a visit to Arena Mexico on Friday but past history has shown CMLL shouldn’t be counted on booking a ROH guy when they’re in Mexico.
CMLL (FRI) 04/26/2019 Arena México
Arena Mexico 63rd Anniversary
1) Sonic & Súper Astro Jr. vs El Coyote & Grako
2) Kaho Kobayashi, Marcela, Tae Honma vs Amapola, La Comandante, La Seductora
3) Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Tritón vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
4) Valiente vs Hechicero [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Máscara Año 2000
6) Último Guerrero & Volador Jr. vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Titán [Tornei Increible de Parejas, final]
Not much going on beyond the tournament final. Mascara 2000 is maybe in the semi-main specifically to avoid doing the rematch again. Kaho/Amapola continues in the second match. Opener includes Sonic’s Friday debut after being with the promotion since 2017.