CMLL Martes: 2019-04-30


Recapped: 05/02/2019


Apocalipsis & Espíritu Negro beat Bengala & Sonic
11:21 [3:56, 2:29, 4:56], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Átomo, El Gallito, Microman beat Chamuel, El Guapito, Perico Zakarías
13:50 [6:42, 1:51, 5:17], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cancerbero, Raziel, Tiger beat Drone, Pegasso, Star Jr.
(14:04 [7:05, 2:42, 4:17], 2/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ephesto, Felino, Luciferno beat Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr.
(8:22 [2:56, 3:11, 2:15], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón beat Atlantis, Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr.
(12:38 [5:32, 3:20, 3:46], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Carístico beat Último Guerrero
(10:45, 1/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL

  1. Carístico Torito (2:31)

  2. Último Guerrero Guerrero Special (1:45)

  3. La Mistica (6:29)

What happened:

Nothing really. Caristico beat UG on Kid’s Day and that’s it.


Sanson power

The main event fit the rest of the show, a simple match – with less near endings than a Friday version – that worked well with the more casual Kid’s Day Crowd. Both these guys know how to get over with that sort of crowd. It’s not something must see to watch later but wasn’t meant to be.

The overall semi-main wasn’t as good as even the names might indicate. Stuka and Atlantis didn’t mesh well with NGD in this match. Atlantis was just as limited as always, but Stuka and NGD seemed to be on different pages on sequences that ended with people looking at each other. Parts of this would’ve got booed on many Fridays. Soberano was really good, the third fall was heavy with Soberano doing things, so it is the one fall that saved this for me.

Raziel doing a thing

Standard Panther stuff out of their match, the Hijo del Infiernos happened to be the opposition for their topes and submissions. This was kept simple by Panther standards, which worked for the Kid’s Day crowd. The first fall ending, with Luciferno rushing in to break up Blue Panther Jr.’s finishing hold, then freezing two feet away because Blue Panther Sr. had gotten in the wrong but just stood there instead of breaking it up, was a bit embarrassing. Luciferno sprinted across the ring at the end of the second ring to make sure he’d have someone to hit.

The tercera was a solid professional match in front of a crowd that was willing to cheer it. Nothing you haven’t seen prior but solid. Raziel & Cancerbero were really effective because they were actually trying.

I hope it’s not a situation where the bloom is off the rose of the micros entirely and they’re just either having a bad spell or not caring on Tuesday mode, because this was another one that wasn’t much special. The big Microman headscissors off the electronic sign was the highlight, but there was much that wasn’t good – including the header in the finish – and a lot that was just boring. The best parts of these matches have been Microman and Chamuel working together. They just didn’t work together much (and had a bad headscissors when they did.) Mije played the comedy better than Guapito did here.

Black Panther topes

CMLL Tuesday shows, DragonMania, another Torneo Increible de Parejas


CMLL (TUE) 05/07/2019 Arena México [CMLL, Lucha Central]
1) Mercurio & Pierrothito b Acero & Aéreo LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 7 DE MAYO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 1/3. Acero was hurt midway thru the match.
2) Pegasso, Stigma, Súper Astro Jr. b Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 7 DE MAYO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Sagrado, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr. b Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Tritón LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 7 DE MAYO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
rudos took 1/3.
4) Audaz DQ Misterioso Jr. [lightningLUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 7 DE MAYO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Misterioso fouled and unmasked Audaz in just under 5 minutes.
5) Flyer, Stuka Jr., Titán b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 7 DE MAYO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 2/3. Titan’s last match before going to Japan for the BOSJ.
6) Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Niebla Roja b Euforia, La Bestia Del Ring, TerribleLUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 7 DE MAYO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Euforia replaced Rush earlier in the day. Tecnicos took 2/3.

Nothing notable on this one. Metalico is teasing a tecnico turn in promos, which may explain the strange match on Sunday. Misterioso was thrilled with his bullying. Caristico talked about CMLL Informa and Angel de Oro & Niebla Roja invited all the moms to the show on Friday.

CMLL (TUE) 05/07/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Black Sugar, El Alteño, Luminoso b Maléfico, Mr. Apolo, Thunder Boy
tecnicos took 1/3
2) Dalys, Reyna Isis, Tiffany b Avispa Dorada, La Maligna, Silueta
Silueta returned to CMLL replacing Lluvia. Rudas took 2/3
3) Kawato San, Pólvora, Virus b Drone, Rey Cometa, Star Jr.
Rudos took 1/3
4) Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Shocker b Blue Panther, Esfinge, Volcano
Rudos took 2/3. Esfinge replaced Kraneo (moved up).
5) Atlantis, Kráneo, Valiente b Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Tecnicos took 1/3. Kraneo replaced Volador.

Nothing much here either. Arena Coliseo Guadalajara mentions Silueta was replacing Lluvia but said nothing Volador missing the show.

AAA posted their 05/18 and 05/19 TV lineups. La Mascara is still listed as part of AAA’s policy to never update posters.

Fenix is being advertised for the 07/03 AAA TV taping in San Luis Potosi. It is notable whenever the AAA Heavyweight Champion is listed for an AAA show, but advertisements this far out are also subject to change.

Tiffany wants a hair versus mask match with Lluvia. I do not want a Tiffany hair vs Lluvia mask match. I do not have a vote. Tiffany’s moving onto Lluvia because she doesn’t think Sexy Dulce to show up in Arena Mexico for a match.

Templario calls working Lucha Va Voom last weekend a dream come true; he achieved his goals of wrestling in Japan (FantasticaMania) and the US this year.

DTU is auctioning some of Raul Mendoza’s NXT gear as part of a fundraiser for injured luchador Lokillo.

05/24 The Crash

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.


CMLL (MON) 05/13/2019 Arena Puebla
1) Millenium & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Black Tiger & El Malayo
2) Drone, Fuego, Star Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Universo 2000 Jr.
3) Atlantis, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Cuatrero, Sansón
4) Mephisto & Rush vs Mr. Niebla & Stuka Jr. and Negro Casas & Stigma and Ángel de Oro & Euforia and Gran Guerrero & Soberano Jr. and Flyer & La Bestia Del Ring and Forastero & Kráneo and Guerrero Maya Jr. & Shocker [Torneo Increible de Parejas, battle royal]
5) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f]
6) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f]
7) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f]
8) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f]
9) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, quarterfinal]
10) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, quarterfinal]
11) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, semifinal]

The one thing Tiger got to accomplish this year was winning an incredible partners tournament in Arena Puebla with Diamante Azul. He still gets to count that win, but now it’s the secondary incredible partners tournament. CMLL doesn’t usually run two of these in a venue a year and I wonder if whoever is in charge now wasn’t really paying attention to Puebla until they took over. Or maybe they just spin a wheel.

These teams aren’t particularly interesting and a lot of short low effort matches sounds like a not great Puebla show. The poster makes it clear this is block one, so more next week.

Toryumon Mexico (SAT) 05/25/2019 Arena México
DragonMania XIV
1) Astro Boy & Escarrabajo vs Black Drago & Dragón de Fuego
2) Adrenalina, Manchas, Rugido vs Jorge El Salvaje, Rey Sicario, Verzal
3) Vinnie Massaro vs Okuda vs Douki
4) Ulises vs Johnny VillalobosDr. Karonte Jr.OvettHijo del CobardeHijo Del ImpostorCorsario Jr., Drako, Dick RiverÁguila BlancaOcho Power, Leviatham [Dragon Scramble]
5) Argos & Ricky Marvin vs Nitro & Tyson La Bestia
6) Aoyagi & Atlantis vs Rey Bucanero & Último Guerrero
7) Carístico, Kento Miyahara, Último Dragón vs Diamante (Indie), Migra I, Migra II

The usual weird DragonMania show with an odd assembly of people. Also Rugido gets to live his Arena Mexico dream. If that’s Corsario Negro Jr., it would be his return from knee injury.

CMLL Puebla: 2019-04-29

a tigre rojo tornillo

Recapped: 05/02/2019


Astro & Meyer beat Joker & Sombra Diabólika
(11:22 [5:29, 3:08, 2:45], 1/3, n/r,

Espíritu Maligno & Toro Bill Jr. beat Asturiano & Millenium
(11:26 [5:23, 2:41, 3:22], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Drone, Fuego, Tigre Rojo Jr. beat Disturbio, Policeman, Virus
(13:00 [5:44, 4:18, 2:58], 1/3, n/r,

Marcela © vs Metálica for the CMLL World Women’s Championship
(15:30, 1/3, ok,

  1. Marcela double knees (5:11)

  2. Metalica backcracker (3:20)

  3. Marcela top rope double stomp (6:59)

Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Soberano Jr. beat Gran Guerrero, Hechicero, Último Guerrero
(9:49 [4:38, 1:41, 3:30], 2/3, below average,

Ephesto, Mephisto, Volador Jr. beat Carístico, Cuatrero, Sansón in a relevos increíbles match
(7:35 [3:12, 4:23], 1/2, ok,

What happened:

just watch Hechicero

Volador beat Carístico with a mask pull, setting up a singles match. The post-match back and forth nearly went as long as the match.

Diamante Azul made a surprise return from injury.

Skadi (Marcela) and Tyson la Bestia (Marcela) were the seconds for the women’s title match.


Volador spent most of the match smiling about the evil things he was doing to Carístico. I think he is really happier being a rudo but he was also not at all taking this seriously and wasn’t really bothered about it. He put more effort into putting up “2” for the two fall win after the match. This was about as good as most feud building matches.

It is possible to have a good match with a lot of people working here and one Atlantis not doing much. It does not appear possible to have a good match with two Atlantis’ not doing much and Diamante Azul might as well have been Atlantis. They really just have borrowed King Jaguar from the cemita stand and sent him back out here because Diamante Azul did almost nothing and actually nothing right. Diamante Azul and Gran Guerrero getting lost in the third fall provided some entertainment value but I’m not sure that’s the way you want to do it. Soberano looked great and was in the wrong match.

Metalica was disappointing. Maybe my hope for something new. She didn’t bring much to the table that isn’t seen in normal trios matches. She also had moments of looking tentative of off – the bear hug spot was not good. The top spot was weird, with Metalica not really coming close to hitting Marcela, taking out Skadi. This was more a lengthy Marcela exhibition, Metalica handled that fine, probably better than most of the rudas would’ve done in that spot, but she didn’t show anything would be promising on her own. The match was fine but not hopeful.

never fun