lucha TV preview for weekend of May 24th, 2019

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If you need a wrestling show on Saturday night, AAA has you covered. The Queretaro show starts at 8, or about 1 hour after the Double or Nothing PPV proper begins.

I’ve talked myself into believing Mistico vs Cavernario on CMLL Marca is going to be bigger than it probably will be.

AAA on YouTube is six TV tapings behind, so it is probably about time for them to be airing just one week of tapings an episode.

CMLL Puebla: 2019-05-06

perhaps Misterioso’s best work this year

Recapped: 05/09/2019


Espíritu Maligno & King Rocker beat Ares & Guerrero Espacial
(12:30 [6:51, 2:01, 3:38], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

El Malayo & Fuerza Chicana beat Asturiano & Millenium
(10:51 [6:03, 2:10, 2:38], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

King Jaguar, Star Jr., Tritón beat Disturbio, El Coyote, Nitro
(10:39 [4:33, 2:01, 4:05], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Esfinge, Kráneo, Volcano beat Hechicero, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado
(13:25 [3:15, 3:10, 7:00], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero beat Atlantis, Místico, Soberano Jr.
(11:30 [6:09, 1:54, 3:27],
1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Volador Jr. beat Carístico
(14:55, 1/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

  1. Volador inside cradle (2:45)

  2. Místico superkick (2:17)

  3. Volador mask pull small package (9:53)

What happened:

Volador attacked Místico before the start of the match and manipulated referee Edgar often. Volador completely strips Carístico of his mask in the second fall but gets away with it. He does it again for the pinfall in the third.


I guess it worked!

Carístico was fired up and showed it thru a lot of dives in the main event. Volador was also present. That’s probably too harsh, Volador did a bit too, but this was Carístico working a closer to max effort than Volador. Volador did rudo bits, early and late, but never felt really into the match despite the dramatic near falls late. The Destroyer spot was cool. I’m probably downgrading it based on what I feel like it could be rather than what it actually is; the ceiling should be much higher but this was still better than any other match on this show.

The semimain was an alright match. They seemed to do stick more to mat work in the first fall, the ending came very quick in the third fall, Soberano looked like the best guy on this team. It didn’t interest me a whole lot.

Virus/Disturbio loser must retire match added to Juicio Final

Wednesday’s CMLL Informa saw the official contract signing for the Metalico versus Virus match where both men’s hair and career are on the line. This has been a feud on the last Sunday shows. The surprise is the match itself has been added to the May 31 Juicio Final card. It’ll be third on the card, and a one fall match. I can not recall a CMLL show with three different hair matches. One actual big apuesta match would be a bigger draw than three that haven’t seemed that important, but I’m sure CMLL internally believes they’re going all out on this show.

No one’s said when/where this is airing. I think everyone expects it to air on Marca like usual but CMLL has done weird things with the last two major shows. I’m not sure a lot of people were curious about this show with just the stuff that had been announced before. Virus and Metalico might create more interest. The one consistent part is CMLL’s always put it on their YouTube channel by Saturday morning. Hopefully, CMLL will make the Friday night part clear in advance. It’d be good if live is an option, but “not live” is bearable if someone just says something about ahead of time. If there’s no stream, CMLL should be shouting “no stream Friday, please come to Arena Mexico” in between every fall like all the other plugs starting with tomorrow’s show

Mascara 2000 replaces Gran Guerrero on Saturday’s Arena Coliseo show. Gran Guerrero & Euforia hyped their tag title challenge at Juicio Final in an interview. The last time they won a 2v2 tag title match in CMLL was 2014, which does not come up in the interview.

3,000 people visited a public tribute to Silver King at Arena Campeones in Torreon.

AAA’s officially put up the lineups for Queretaro, Monterrey, and Cancun. They have not put up the Merida Verano de Escandalo lineup, which was revealed locally at the same time as the Cancun one. Instead of editing the poster to not list the Young Bucks as champions, AAA’s decided to just pocket it until after Double or Nothing. Jack Evans is still listed as Queretaro.

Pierrothito talks about getting into wrestling, which seems a lot like getting into anything but wrestling for a while before ending up there.

Myzteziz Jr. wants to be a AAA triple champion. His plan is to go after Drago first, and then challenge Fenix.

Univison Deportes has an interview with Sexy Dulce.

Lucha Talk has a new episode.


CMLL (SUN) 05/26/2019 Arena México
1) Retro & Sangre Imperial vs Cholo & Yago
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Stigma vs Espanto Jr., Nitro, Sangre Azteca
3) Súper Astro Jr. vs Hijo del Signo [lightning]
4) Atlantis Jr., Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Felino, Hijo del Villano III, Vangellys
5) Carístico, Místico, Soberano Jr. vs Hechicero, Negro Casas, Shocker
6) La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón

The good Sunday Arena Mexico people don’t get Metalico/Virus but do get, uh, Super Astro vs Hijo del Signo. NGD vs Ingobernables is not one done a lot.

CMLL (SUN) 05/26/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Mandala vs Jabalí
2) Amperaje & Cosmos vs Destello & Relámpago Azul
3) Black Sugar, Fantástico, Tigre Blanco vs Mr. Trueno, Paymon, Rey Trueno
4) Baron Blanco Jr., El Rielero, Vaquero Jr. vs Capitán Cobra, Maléfico, Príncipe Kisho
5) Crixus, Magnum, Metatrón, Paladin vs Difunto, Furia Roja, Gran Kenut, León Blanco

Again, I usually skip posting Sunday’s Guadalajara lineup here because they are mostly names no one knows. This week, it is two names I don’t even know – no one named Paladin or Crixus has wrestled here prior, and they’re in the main event. It is truly a mystery. (In general, they seemed headed to a cage match here soon.)

CMLL (MON) 05/27/2019 Arena Puebla
1) Astro, Centella Roja, Meyer vs Espíritu Maligno, Guerrero Espacial, Sombra Diabólika
2) King Jaguar, Star Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr. vs El Perverso, Fuerza Chicana, Nitro
3) El Audaz, Esfinge, Tritón vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Tiger
4) Carístico, Soberano Jr., Valiente vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
5) Mephisto & Volador Jr. vs Niebla Roja & Terrible [Torneo Increible de Parejas, final]

Mephisto & Volador vs Niebla Roja & Terrible will be solid. 3rd and 4th matches are in the same range.

CMLL (TUE) 05/28/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino, Fugaz, Mr. Samurai vs Carlo Roggi, Guerrero de la Muerte, Mr. Apolo
2) Príncipe Diamante, Súper Astro Jr., Vaquero Jr. vs Difunto, Espanto Jr., Hijo del Signo
3) Esfinge, Stigma, Tritón vs Disturbio, Hijo del Villano III, Olímpico
4) Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja, Valiente vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero © vs Carístico, Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr. [CMLL TRIOS]
3rd defense

Soberano might become trios champion because Volador was off one week! Soberano probably isn’t becoming trios champion.

Mexa Wrestling (SAT) 06/08/2019 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Calibus vs Príncipe AéreoSobredosisBlack DragónAuzterSherekanBaby StarTorito Negro
2) Centurion, Dinamic Black, Fulgor I, Imposible, Mr. Leo vs Fly Warrior, Murciélago Plateado, Poseidón, The Tiger, Último Maldito
3) Negro Navarro & Solar I vs El Mimo & Toro Negro
4) Jack Evans vs AramisArkángel DivinoPumita
5) El Diablo & Lady Flammer vs Hija De Gatubela & Metaleón
6) Rey Horus vs Steve Pain
7) Golden Boy & Símbolo vs Trauma I & Trauma II

This show is called God Level and is quite a random collection of matches. I think it’ll be good but it doesn’t particularly feel like a Mexa Wrestling show. The fourth match is subtitled “Purity of Strong Style” and I can not imagine why.

AAA on Twitch (Hermosillo): 2019-05-05

rolling moves are cool

Recapped: 05/05/2019


Samoano, Keyra beat Big Mami, Hijo del Tirantes and Niño Hamburgesa, Faby Apache
(9:22, Keyra moonsault Mami, ok,

Chik Tormenta & Lady Maravilla beat Mamba & Máximo
(11:49, Maravilla Devil’s wings Mamba, below average,

Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana beat Myzteziz Jr., Flamita, Hijo Del Vikingo
(9:05, Mocho Cota Spanish Fly Flamita, great,

Arez, Monsther Clown, Taurus beat La Parka, Drago, Golden Magic
(12:08, Taurus Rodeo Driver Drago, ok, 01:30:10)

Chessman, Rey Escorpión, Texano Jr. beat Dr. Wagner Jr., Pagano, Psycho Clown
(17:44, Chessman chair to the knee Pagano, ok,

What happened:

springboard spear

Psycho Clown went after the rudos post-match, only to take a spear from Taurus. La Parka, Vikingo, and Myzteziz beat them up. Poder del Norte ran thru the crowd to attack them. The rudos destroyed the tecnicos for an extended period.

La Parka harshly attacked Poder del Norte after their match for attacking his son way back when.

Maravilla seems to hurt her right shoulder during an armbar reversal sequence early on. She tried to wrestle thru it, and Hijo del Tirantes actually left the ring to check on her during the match. Mami ran in post-match to attack Maravilla, once again trying to legdrop and getting Maravilla mostly in the face. Tirantes also got beat up.


I have no idea

The main event was very ordinary. Two técnico posing bits felt like they were really stretching it up. Pagano finish seemed like a write off if this same bit of him being taken away with a horrible injury didn’t already happen every second match. Chessman had a better night than one before but wasn’t asked to do a lot. Psycho Clown tried but this wasn’t near as good as his match the previous show.

The semi-main had the La Parka match, which was rather not good, and they had everyone else, which had some definite moments. This was hard for me to watch because the framerate was dropping badly at points, but the action was good when it seemed to be moving at a good speed. Golden magic had a great headscissors. Arez got in his suplex when he wasn’t stooging for everyone. Taurus continued to look dangerous to the técnicos and probably should’ve teased a title match. Monster Clown working well with flyers gives some hope to the Aerostar feud if they’re going to do it.

The latest Poder del Norte match was just non stop action, coming off to with the dives off the entrance set and getting better after that. Poder del Norte are doing fewer chair spots ow and making them more effective, which is nice. They’ve also hit their finishing sequence so many times for the certain win, making it surprising when the pin was broken up. Vikingo let Flamita be the one to almost kill himself but still pulled out a few fling spots. The points where the match turned drastically were incredible. This feud continues to be great.

Taurus slam

The finish of the exoticos/women match was supposed to be a Maravilla one woman Spanish Fly on Mamba, only Mamba fell down before they could do it. It was that side of match, starting out with the Maravilla arm injury and featuring other messed up looking spots in the middle. Chik Tormenta is the only one who had anything close to a good match. Big Mami’s run-in didn’t help.

Having a pre-match promo changing the opener to a three-way tag and then the wrestlers ignoring it to do the same trios match was so aggressively dumb that it was hard to take the rest of the match seriously. At least if they set up Mami & Hamburgesa splitting up more it may have justified it, but they were more friends than when they started. The camerawork made it hard to figure why Mami didn’t win the match. Hijo del Tirantes is better doing a little and had to do a whole match here. This is not a good use of anyone’s time.

This opener was a trios match than Konnan arbitrarily changed it to a three-way tag match. The referee was a local who didn’t seem to be named, or maybe just a staff guy. He did have what would be normally considered refereeing gear. Lady Maravilla showed up just as the técnicos were going to win.

Golden Magic twisting headscissors