LUCHA MEMES , LLB , MDA (SAT) 04/20/2019 Arena Lopez Mateos[+LuchaTV]
1) Falcón Jr. b Shadow
2) Robin Maravilla b Avisman
money thrown in
3) Dr. Cerebro b Romano García
good match. Romano Garcia replaced Blue Panther.
4) Negro Navarro & Solar I b Multy & Prayer
5) Jimmy b Komander (Tamaulipas), Atomic Star
money thrown in. Atomic Star replaced Dragon Bane.
6) Virus b Sharlie Rockstar
7) Aramis b Arez
8) Trauma II DQ Negro Casas
Casas fouled Trauma II. Challenges followed.
The people who went to this show seemed to like it a lot. There just were not a lot of people who went to this show. My theory for a long time is lucha libre fans on Facebook say they want classic old school wrestling but it is just idle talk and they won’t actually buy the tickets if/when it is presented. I’m not certain that is the totally the situation here; having the Generacion XXI show the next day in Naucalpan could’ve caused some people to pick one over the other and they picked LA Park being a madman. Or maybe running Easter Eve is the same bad idea as running Christmas Eve or Independence Eve?
(Also, I guess Generacion XXI maybe isn’t in PALL still because I don’t understand why you would form a cabal of indie promoters and have them run back to back days without some sort of cross-promotion. Maybe the dates just fell that way and there was nothing to be done, but this is why you form alliances in the first place.)
G21 (SUN) 04/21/2019 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV]
1) Auzter & Neza Kid b Falcón Jr. & Latino
2) Demasiado & Diva Salvaje b Kalibus & Tackle
3) Iracundo, Lepra, Luciferno, Maremoto Jr., Mosco, Perro Callejero, Pólux Jr., Pólux Sr. b Black Dragón, Death Metal, Diablo Jr., Dinamic Black, Hijo del Alebrije, Leo, Oficial AK47, Puma de Oro [Torneo FILL]
FILL (Black Terry) vs Gym G21 (Maremoto Sr.) Lucifer pulled Death Metal’s mask to set up a Tackle win. Tackle must’ve replaced someone.
4) Gallego, Rocky Santana, Romano García b Carta Brava Jr. (LLB), Fantasma de la Ópera, Homicida [super libre]
bloody match, win via foul. Homicida replaced Angeluz Fly..
5) Murciélago Plateado Jr. b Aramis, El Bandido
money thrown in.
6) Hijo de LA Park & La Park Jr. b Rokambole Jr. & Villano V Jr.
money thrown in.
7) LA Park DRAW Diamante Azul (CMLL)
Match stopped by the commission after three referees were taken out. Mask challenges followed.
This one had a stronger crowd. It streamed live on +LuchaTV. I didn’t watch this – I didn’t watch any wrestling this weekend, which was a nice break until I remembered the 80 matches on my watch later pile – but those who saw it seemed high on fifth & sixth matches.
Tonight’s Arena Puebla show features an apuesta match between two long-time local regulars. Policeman has been at this arena since 2007, King Jaguar has been around Arena Puebla since 2005. Neither man wins a lot but both are cult favorites. This hair match has a two-week build, with Policeman getting the better of it so far.
The actual main event is the odd team of Caristico, Cuatrero, and Sanson against Ephesto, Mephisto, and Volador. Last week started a likely run of increased attendance due to spring holidays. This show should have a good turn out, and it is likely they’ll set up something here to get people back next Monday. It might be another Caristico/Volador match.
Rey Buacnero, Templario, and Shocker (first streaming appearance in a six weeks) face Guerrero Maya, Stigma and Titan the semi-main. Marcela and Metalica meet in a lightning match following the young ruda getting a win last week. They might set up a title match for next week. Magnus & Rey Samuray vs Toro Bill Jr. & Tyson La Besita, who has been horrendous lately. Astro & Asturiano face Espiritu Maligno & Fuerza Chicana in the opener. It’ll air on CMLL’s YouTube at 9pm and hopefully stay up there for a while.
I picked up extra channels on my cable system to record the missing Puebla show, it turned up anyway, and I decided just to keep it a weekend to see what the small CMLL TV shows were looking like now:
- “CMLL Guerreros del Ring” on MVS TV (formerly 52MX) is airing matches from Tuesday on a quick turnaround. The 04/20 show aired matches from 04/16. They aired 2/3/6 oddly. Might have been a time issue since 5 was only two falls.
- “Guerreros del Ring” on MexiCanal is airing matches from Mondays on a longer delay. The 04/20 show aired top 3 matches from 04/08.
- Teleformula, as best I could tell, is no longer airing CMLL.
- the Guadalajara show this week aired a repeat
LAS is airing a Lucha Libre show this afternoon. I’ll probably remove the package after.
El Planchitas column talks say Faby Apache may soon be leaving AAA. This seems to stem from her teasing the idea in an interview with the La Tijera Lucha Libre channel, though she’s not definite. There have been rumors of Faby Apache leaving AAA pretty much since her father El Apache passed away two years ago. It hasn’t gone anywhere yet, AAA still seems to be setting up things for her, and she’s on all the upcoming TV. It would not be a surprise if she vanished from AAA given the talk but there’s no outwards sign of it yet.
The column also mentions that Super Porky is no longer on CMLL’s payroll. Paco Alonso had told the promotion to continue paying him despite his injuries. The column says CMLL later found out that Brazo de Plata the operations he was waiting to get for his leg was not medically necessary and he would not be able to return to the ring even if he had it fixed, and decided to no longer pay him. I wonder if this is tied to Brazo de Plata appearing with AAA; he probably wouldn’t risk a CMLL payment by appearing on screen with the rival promotion.
There’s a full AAA show announced for Mazatlan on 06/07. That doesn’t appear to be a TV taping, though it also heavily suggest an 06/07 AAA taping in Saltillo which was announced locally is also not happening. (I’ve taken it off the list.)
CMLL (SAT) 04/27/2019 Arena Coliseo
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Robin vs Apocalipsis, Inquisidor, Príncipe Odín Jr.
3) Black Panther, Drone, Star Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Tiger, Virus to see) Disturbio vs Metálico
5) Kráneo, Soberano Jr., Volcano vs Ephesto, Felino, Luciferno
6) La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible vs Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Disturbio and Metalico being the lightning match to set up something is odd but beggers can’t be choosers.