CMLL (TUE) 04/23/2019 Arena México [CMLL, Lucha Central, Ovaciones]
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico b Angelito & Fantasy
2) Magia Blanca, Pegasso, Star Jr. b Metálico, Nitro, Sangre Azteca
3) Drone, Flyer, Fuego b Kawato San, Pólvora, Universo 2000 Jr.
Flyer switched spots with Rey Cometa on Saturday.
4) Rey Cometa b Templario [lightning]
Rey Cometa switched spots with Flyer on Saturday.
5) Rey Bucanero, Sansón, Shocker b Audaz, Blue Panther, Kráneo
6) Carístico, Rush, Titán DQ Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Ultimo Guerrero was DQed for pulling Caristico’s mask, setting up a match between them next week.
CMLL (TUE) 04/23/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Mr. Trueno, Paymon, Rey Trueno b Fantástico, Fugaz, Mr. Samurai
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Magnum, Oro Jr., Príncipe Diamante b Difunto, Espanto Jr., Hijo del Signo
tecnicos took 2/3
3) Dalys, La Comandante, Metálico b La Guerrera, Lluvia, Tae Honma
rudas took 2/3
4) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Cuatrero, Forastero, Terrible
tecnicos took 2/3
5) Mephisto, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas DQ Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3. Mephisto fouled Angel de Oro.
A foul set up a singles match for next week here too.
AAA’s episode on Lucha Azteca this most recent Friday drew 5.4 million viewers according to Lucha Central, That’s the most viewers since Lucha Central has been getting the numbers. AAA’s indicated their debut episode also got around 5 million viewers. This AAA episode was week one of Rey de Reyes, including the women’s match, the cage match, and the tag team title matches. A show on Good Friday afternoon might have more people home to watch than normal, but the rating being up (2.5 to 3.2) suggests more people just wanted to watch the big Rey de Reyes.
If these numbers are correct, and there’s no reason to doubt them, it is surprising AAA doesn’t have a spot on US TV. The AAA show seems helped a bit by the TV network and they might not get the same help in the US, but they’re doing five million people and have Spanish and English versions of their shows available – seems worth a shot. Maybe they’ve got offers and they’re still working on them, though it would seem like AAA should have some urgency to get at least a temporary deal as a promotional device for the MSG show.
On this Sunday’s Kaoz show, Zorro has been demoted from the main event to the opener, likely for storyline reasons I do not know. Diamante Azul is now in the main event. Either indie promoters are much more willing to allow an injured Diamante Azul to wrestle than CMLL (surely has happened with others) or Diamante Azul’s reason for being out of CMLL is actually something other than injury. The whole Diamante Azul injury match was very strange – he spent a fall avoiding contact, then came up hurt on the first bump he took – so I’m willing to believe anything at this point.
RIOT 05/04 (Chicles) in Arena LLF
Konnan teased a new project called Pro Wrestling Mexico in Monterrey. Roberto Figueroa, who’s Monterrey promotions include but are not limited to Llaves y Candados, Lucha Time, RevoLucha, also posted about it on Facebook. It is weird to me that two people working with AAA – Figueroa announces the AAA show on Multimedios – are working on another group in Mexico, but perhaps there is some tie-up to be revealed. Pro Wrestling Mexico is a highly generic name.
+LucahTV has a sitdown with Bandido.
LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.
CMLL (TUE) 04/30/2019 Arena México
1) Bengala & Sonic vs Apocalipsis & Espíritu Negro
2) Átomo, El Gallito, Microman vs Chamuel, El Guapito, Perico Zakarías
3) Drone, Pegasso, Star Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Tiger
4) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr. vs Ephesto, Felino, Luciferno
5) Atlantis, Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
6) Carístico vs Último Guerrero
Micros and children’s heros Caristico & Atlantis for Kid’s Day.
ELITE (THU) 05/02/2019 Frontón México, Cuauhtémoc, Distrito Federal
1) ? vs Relámpago [Gladiators WELTER, torneo]
2) Ace Austin vs Draztick Boy [Gladiators MIDDLE, torneo]
3) Averno vs ?? vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan [Gladiators LH, torneo]
4) Rey Escorpión & Texano Jr. vs Bengala & Puma King [Gladiators TAG, torneo]
5) Taurus (AAA) vs Pagano [Gladiators HEAVY, torneo]
6) Ciclón Ramírez Jr. vs Villano III Jr. [Gladiators WELTER, torneo]
7) Imposible vs Arez [Gladiators MIDDLE, torneo]
8) Golden Magic vs Eddie Edwards vs Eterno [Gladiators LH, torneo]
9) Fénix & Pentagón Jr. vs Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz [Gladiators TAG, torneo]
10) LA Park vs Fatu [Gladiators HEAVY, torneo]
The full lineup for the debut show. The AAA note on this is the only details that have been published about how this is going to work. This appears to be a five-event run (with each event split into two TV episodes, so ten weeks.) The Heavyweight & Tag Team tournaments appear to be round robin format, so there will be an LA Park & Lucha Brothers match on these shows for at least first four episodes. The Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight appear to be single elimination. Not all the people participating in those tournaments are on this event; Steve Pain is in Mexico for Battle of Naucalpan but apparently not on the debut show here. This should air on TV Azteca, but it is not clear when or which Azteca channel.
Fenix & Pentagon versus Xavier & Wentz has been pretty good elsewhere and should be good here as well. Imposible vs Arez jumped out at me, but pretty much everything has a chance. Results will probably done at least in part ways to make sure the promotions who don’t have many people involved.