Caristico beats Niebla in Puebla, ordinary CMLL show tonight

Araklis bomb

CMLL (MON) 06/03/2019 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Lucha Central]
1) Espíritu Maligno, Joker, Mercurio b Astro, Asturiano, Último Dragóncito LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 3 DE JUNIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 1/3.
2) El Perverso, Hijo del Signo, Toro Bill Jr. b Arkalis, Halcón Suriano Jr., King Jaguar LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 3 DE JUNIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Kráneo, Stigma, Volcano b Hechicero, Misterioso Jr., Templario LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 3 DE JUNIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
4) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero DQ Máscara Año 2000, Rey Bucanero, Terrible [Relevos IncreíblesLA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 3 DE JUNIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Team UG took 2/3. Terrible fouled UG for the DQ.
5) Carístico b Mr. Niebla LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 3 DE JUNIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Caristico took 2/3.

The last two matches were both short, and so the whole show wasn’t much.

Last week was the CMLL singles match, so Arena Mexico returns to having all matches with no particular reason. NGD face Atlantis, Valiente, and Diamante Azul in the main event. Guerrero Maya Jr. versus Luciferno lightning match. Drone, Fuego and Rey Cometa versus Sagrado, Universo 2000 Jr. and Vangellys is the usual midcard match that might have a chance to be good, though less of a chance than usual. There’s a Niebla match, there’s a Dalys match, there’s a Leono match. It starts at 7:30 pm on CMLL’s YouTube.

Los Ingobernables face Angel de Oro, Caristico and Volador Jr. in the main event in Guadalajara. Lluvia will replace Princesa Sugehit in the women’s match.

NOAH & All Japan wrestler Atsushi Aoki passed away yesterday. He was a trivia note as a former AAA Tag Team champion, having won the titles Go Shiozaki from another NOAH team and losing the belts in his only appearance in Mexico on 2010’s TripleMania. This was part of the NOAH/AAA team up, which also included Aoki appearing on a co-branded AAA show in 2007.

AAA posted a Young Bucks versus Lucha Brothers teaser video. That Double or Nothing match was actually the first non-Mexico AAA Tag Title match since Aoki held the titles. Anyway, AAA keeping putting out these videos and airing them on TV is important if both these teams aren’t going to be around to build up the match.

Euforia, Soberano Jr., Tiger, Star Jr., and referee Edgar Noriega are headed to France based on Instagram photos. No idea what show this is for or when they’ll be back – I’d assume in time for Friday’s show since Euforia & Soberano are in Copa Dinasita but that’s a long trip to come back quick. This doesn’t appear to be for APC, who sent the French wrestlers recently in CMLL – Ultimo Guerrero & Nitro are headed there around July 1st for a seminar.

Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Okumura, Veneno, Oriental, and Ludark are going to Spain on June 21st and 22nd. The Atlantis family had mentioned the trip on Informa previously.

The Box Y Lucha commission in Cuernavaca, Morelos required all referees to take a first aid class, in response to Silver King’s death. They’re also going to have a class for promoters and wrestlers on June 15th.

Notimex talks to Volador & Mephisto about Silver King’s death. They emphasize this death showing how dangerous lucha libre can be. Volador talks about having to get medical tests every year to stay licensed, and Mephisto sounds like he’d be in favor of heart exams every six months.

Box Y Lucha #3387 has Silver King & Perro Aguayo Jr.’s death as the big cover story.

Sin Caras & Pagano were among those honored in a new mural in Juarez, which Rocky Star, Tamba, and El Cobarde were also honored on Sunday.

The lucha libre licenses in San Luis Potosi were given out at no cost this year.

ROH on 06/28 in Baltimore (PPV) now officially has

Dr. Wagner & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. will appear on the 07/06 MLW show in Cicero, Illinois. That means they both will not appear in AAA’s return to Zapopan. I’m going to be watching the AAA show and not the MLW one so I am happy with this development.

RIOT’s La Riña En El Cerro de La Silla (08/23 & 08/24) participants:

  1. Douki
  2. Latigo
  3. Erik Ortiz
  4. Aramis
  5. Belial – new
  6. Madness – new

Lucha Memes/TWE/MexaWrestling on 06/30 in ???

This was a show at Arena Naucalpan. Memes has hinted as some issue without specifying what and the building name is noticeably missing from the second match poster. I’d guess Coliseo Coacalco is always the fall-back option.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania.

+LuchaTV posted this week’s video podcast at midnight, which seems a rough time to do a live show.


CMLL (SUN) 06/09/2019 Arena México
1) Fantasy & Shockercito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
2) Magia Blanca, Retro, Star Jr. vs Akuma, Nitro, Sangre Azteca
3) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma vs Dark Magic, Hijo del Villano III, Misterioso Jr.
4) Rey Cometa vs Pegasso [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
6) Carístico, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr. vs Gilbert el Boricua, Terrible, Último Guerrero

Real Fuerza Aerea explodes. A lot of Gilbert on Sundays.

AAA on Twitch: 2019-05-18 (Tuxtla Gutiérrez)

maybe move if a dive is coming at you

Recapped: 05/18/2019

All matches took place at Palenque de Tuxtla in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas


Golden Magic beat Dragón Bane
(5:56, moonsault bodyslam, good, 00:28:57)

Lady Maravilla & Halcón 78 Jr. beat Big Mami & Astrolux
(7:41, Maravilla frogsplash Big Mami, ok,

Niño Hamburguesa & Myzteziz Jr. beat Australian Suicide & Chik Tormenta
(11:10, Nino Hamburguesa splash Australian Suicide, below average,

La Hiedra & Tessa Blanchard beat Faby Apache & Lady Shani
(10:40, Tessa Buzzsaw DDT Apache, ok,

Chessman, Villano III Jr., Daga beat Hijo Del Vikingo, Laredo Kid, Flamita
(16:27, Daga double underhook front cracker Vikingo, good,

Killer Kross, Rey Escorpión, Texano Jr. beat Puma King, Pagano, Psycho Clown
(13:23, Texano senton Pagano, ok, 02:21:10)

What happened:

Golden Magic moonsault

The main event was a no DQ match, which mostly was an excuse for a lot of cookie pan spots. Chessman spit mist in Pagano’s face, setting up Texano’s sequence for the win.

A segment that started with Puma King calling out Killer Kross saw a lot more people involved. Daga explained he was here to win titles and apparently was using the Perros del Mal music for the cheap pop. (He stopped after this, switching to the RED theme.) They ended up fighting, with Villano III Jr., Chessman, Laredo Kid, Hijo del Vikingo, Killer Kross and Pagano all getting involved. Kross fouled Pagano.

The finish of the mixed tag was a bit of a mess. Myzteziz tried a top rope 450 on both Suicide & Tormenta, and instead ended up landing boot first on Tormenta’s head. Referee Piero and ringside people notice immediately and work to get her out of the way and medical attention. At the same time, Lady Maravilla comes down for the planned distraction of Nino Hamburguesa. Myzteziz tries to drag Maravilla away. They stall long enough that Tormenta’s cleared out and Hamburguesa lands his splash on just Suicide. Tormenta is shockingly uninjured and wrestles the following day.


this wasn’t supposed to work out this way, but it did work

The main event went a while, didn’t do much for me. It may be me more than the match, which had decent action and the weapons stuff made it feel different than the rest of the card. Pagano was not good but he’s Pagano. Kross & Puma as an ongoing feud is weird – where are they even going after having already done a one-sided singles match?

The semi-main was the best match of the show easily. I was a lot of action and two teams on the same page. I thought it was Daga’s best performance since being back. Villano III Jr. continues to be willing to eat a lot of big moves and keep on going. Vikingo did some crazy things. Flamita should be the only guy who gets to do the 450 splash. They went back and forth breaking up pins a lot, which kind of stopped the momentum form building match, and the tight space prevented them from doing a lot outside the ring.

The women’s tag was a solid match if missing a little bit of excitement. It was weird how much La Hiedra seemed to be in the match; she seemed to take about 80% of it for her team. Tessa worked well with the Mexicans, but most of her time was spent setting up Hijo del Tirantes spots. They didn’t make her into as big a deal as they could’ve in her debut, she came off more as a random foreigner dropped in an unrelated feud.

Myzteziz really struggled in his match. The 450 at the end was a topper, a spot that didn’t have a great chance of working, but a lot of his other offense just looked off. He and Suicide didn’t mesh. Hamburguesa did a lot of what we had just seen with Big Mami. Chik Tormenta was fine but this one wasn’t going to be saved.

I didn’t like the mixed 2v2 tag at first. It came around a bit in the end, but the rudo control section wasn’t much. Halcón 78 Jr. is just a big guy, which saved Astrolux a time or two but doesn’t show a lot more while he’s on offense. Astrolux looked spectacular in his opportunities to do big spots, though it wasn’t as many of those as earlier these matches. These people all didn’t really fit together, they still did enough to make the crowd get into the match

The opener was a good quick high spot match. They did look sloppy at times, especially early, but they went a good length to do a lot of big spots and not run out of ideas. Dragon Bane seemed more in control than in other matches. Golden Magic borrowing one of Bandido’s big moves is amusing.