NGD versus Azul, Caristico/Rush, Vampiro returns

not sure about Vangellys’ strategy

CMLL (TUE) 06/04/2019 Arena México [CMLL, Lucha Central]
1) Leono & Metatrón b Cholo & Príncipe Odín Jr. LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 4 DE JUNIO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Dalys, Metálica, Reyna Isis b La Jarochita, La Maligna, Sanely LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 4 DE JUNIO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
rudas took 2/3.
3) Drone, Fuego, Rey Cometa b Sagrado, Universo 2000 Jr., Vangellys LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 4 DE JUNIO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicas took 1/3
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. b Luciferno [lightningLUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 4 DE JUNIO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
5) Hechicero, Máscara Año 2000, Mr. Niebla b Flyer, Kráneo, Stuka Jr. LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 4 DE JUNIO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
rudos took 1/3
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Valiente DQ Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 4 DE JUNIO DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
straight falls, Forastero took Diamante Azul’s mask while in the press slam for the DQ.

Guerrero Maya talks about his win. The main event tecnicos and rudos seem to be setting up a trios title match, though probably not next week.

CMLL (TUE) 06/04/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) El Alteño, Fantástico, Magnum b Mr. Trueno, Paymon, Rey Trueno
Fantastico replaced Luminoso. Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Cancerbero, Guerrero de la Muerte, Raziel b Magia Blanca, Robin, Star Black
Robin & Magia Blanca replaced Star Jr. & Magnus, Guerrero de la Muerte replaced Tyson La Bestia. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany b Avispa Dorada, Lluvia, Marcela
Lluvia replaced Sugehit (concussion). Rudos took 1/3.
4) Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas b Esfinge, Niebla Roja, Tritón
Rudos took 1/3.
5) La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible b Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
straight falls, the last with Rush stealing Caristico’s mask.

And this looks like a Rush/Caristico match around the 18th.

I thought Euforia was in the group going to France but that’s wrong since he’s on Informa tonight.

The Best of Super Juniors tournament ended last night. On the odd chance you’re avoiding spoilers, I won’t mention who Dragon Lee will be defending the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship on early Sunday morning (2 AM start Mexico City time), just reminding that he will. Titan and Bandido are listed back in Mexico on cards this weekend so they are finished up. I’d assume DOUKI is the same but not sure.

The Poder del Norte vs Jinetes del Aire match in Arena Cuatro Caminos Monday night was said to be exceptional and surprisingly turned up on YouTube.

IWRG will honor Vampiro for 35 years of wrestling on their 06/16 show. Vampiro being in Naucalpan on June 16th means he’s definitely not at Verano de Escandalo, and we’re so close to dodging the Konnan/Vampiro match at TripleMania. Vampiro’s last IWRG stint had him win the heavyweight title and then retire before losing it. I don’t know if that means he’s wrestling, but I know he’s not losing.

Pentagon Jr. will not be on the AAA TV taping on Sunday in Monterrey. He’s not scheduled there. Here’s working a bar show in Acapulco instead (and NYC w/Fenix on Saturday.) He’s teaming with some people who may be his trainees, but it is still a little strange comparison. Konnan’s been very consistent in saying he believes Pentagon will sign with AAA soon. From an outsider view, it is hard to see why Pentagon would want to commit to AAA if he’s working much smaller shows when he has the option to work both.

+LuchaTV has an interview with Dr. Wagner from a recent AAA TV taping, where Wagner again says he will retire if he loses at TripleMania. He probably has to say it on TV for it to count.

DTU wished Jimmy well on his Dragon Gate tour (starting tomorrow), and implies Flamita is responsible for selecting him. On +LuchaTV’s podcast, both Flamtia & Draztick Boy were sad there were no more Jimmyz in Dragon Gate for Jimmy to team with.

The Crash has a now rare show outside of Tijuana in Tlaxcala on 07/13. It is unlikely anyone outside of Tlaxcala will see it.

Fantasma, in Monclova for a match, said there is nothing to learn from Silver King’s death, just all wrestlers just need to continue to get their medical exams.

A proposal to create a Hidalgo lucha libre commission was introduced yesterday. A similia proposal was made in 2017 but didn’t end up going anywhere. This got a lot of local coverage but no one seems certain if this has any better chance of being passed.

Mascarita Año 2000 is suing a hospital over the medical treatment they gave (and failed to give) to his son, Sangre Nueva Jr., who was taken there three years ago after a bus accident and subsequently passed away.


AAA TV (WED) 07/03/2019 Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí
1) Dinastía & Iron Kid vs Arez & Látigo
2) Golden Magic & Star Fire vs Eterno & Villano III Jr.
3) Drago vs Jack Evans vs Chik Tormenta
4) Puma King & Taya vs Daga & Keyra
5) Hijo Del Vikingo, Laredo Kid, Myzteziz Jr. vs Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Pagano, Psycho Clown vs Blue Demon Jr., Rey Escorpión, Texano Jr.

This would be the first show after Verano de Escandalo (with a couple of weekends off in between). It will also be the first of two shows that week. The opener looks a lot of fun but you should always be skeptical about the rest. Chik Tormenta in a three-person match and Star Fire being in a match with no other women sticks out as things that’ll obviously change. Good to see Eterno’s appearance was not a one-off.

AAA on Twitch: 2019-05-19 (Villahermosa)

Vikingo flip rana

Recapped: 05/19/2019


Big Mami & Dragón Bane vs Halcón 78 Jr. & Lady Maravilla
(6:49, Big Mami top rope splash Halcon 78 Jr., ok,

Chik Tormenta & Hijo del Tirantes & Tessa Blancard beat Faby Apache & Aztroluxe & Niño Hamburgesa
(11:57, Tessa Buzzsaw DDT, ok,

Australian Suicide beat Villano III Jr.Golden MagicFlamitaMyzteziz Jr. for an AAA Latin American title match (11:07, Australian Suicide sideways shooting star press Villano III Jr., good, 01:20:06)

Pagano beat Chessman in a TLC match
(14:07, Pagano Air Raid Crash, ok,

Hijo del Vikingo, Laredo Kid, Lady Shani beat Texano Jr., La Hiedra, Rey Escorpion
(12:45, triple powerbomb on Lady Shani, good,

Blue Demon, Daga, Killer Kross beat La Parka, Psycho Clown, Puma King
(14:40, Blue Demon foul La Parka, ok, 02:28:54)

What happened:

not sure why they used a ladder but it worked

Nino Hamburgesa & Chik Tormenta were the seconds for the TLC match. TLC matches – AAA singles matches in general – don’t often have seconds. They needed them here so they could hold the mist material for the finish. Pagano makes no attempt to be sneaky about getting it from Nino Hamburguesa about 10 seconds before he uses it. There’s also a double table spot in this match where Pagano misses his table entirely.

Suicide earned a title match with Drago at some point. Everyone in that match earned a beating from Killer Kross for some reason, with Puma showing up to run him off.

Lady Maravilla and Big Mami again got involved in the finish of the mixed tag match.


Suicide going in circles

Not a lot of thoughts on this one. Two tapings in back to back days will always make me run dry. Especially so when I was watching this sick. There’s also not a lot of new stuff when they’re running back to back tapings. The main event was a good example of this, the same usual AAA match with a couple of different people plugged into it. No Wagner meant no feud with Blue Demon, but the rest was the usual La Parka & Psycho Clown offense. It was fine but nothing to sink into.

Los Mercenarios came across as an effective unit by the end of the semi-main, instead of just the bumbling foils they usually do. They let Vikingo kill himself on a missed tope, they threw Laredo Kid far away and they just totally took out Lady Shani. Prior to that, the rudos did well in basing for the big tecnico big spots. La Hiedra seems like she’s fit in with her new team well, though she did seem to stay out of the way for most of this match. Not sure this is going to work as well with Myzteziz & La Parka replacing Laredo Kid & Lady Shani, but you can see the sort of idea.

The TLC match was a Pagano/Chessman match, complete with an insane dumb spot. They bled a lot. They did big prop spots not thinking about what they’d mean in the match (but they’ll look cool later in a clip). There was really no reason for it to be a TLC match, they only used the ladders as something to crash thru. It could’ve just been a table match or a regular extreme match, and it is strange they had Pagano win definitely (even getting his revenge mist spot) if they had planned on keeping the feud going. This does give the insanity you’d want from Pagano & Chessman if you want it at all.

Myzteziz coming thru

The five-way had all the moves. Just all the moves, with not much more for them. It would’ve worked better in a smaller building or a Naucalpan one and got a muted one here. The foul person superkick to Villano III Jr. got a better reaction than a lot of the tricky spots they did because the fans understood that. They wasn’t really an escalation of moves or a direction like you’d – the Golden Magic Cuerno Bomb probably should’ve been saved for another day if it wasn’t going to be the finish. These matches have a limited ceiling for me because either the work has to be great (and it was sloppy, more so early) or they have to do a story other than seeing every move and someone breaking it up. That’s all this was.

The segunda was the usual Niño Hamburguesa match, right down to the interference. It was also the usual Hijo del Tirantes/Faby Apache bits. Tessa seemed to do more here and might have been a better base than Halcón 78 Junior. You can tell AAA really likes her because they’ve made a point of her getting the winning pins when they usually don’t pay attention.

The opener was an easy, perfectly fine match that gave a few Dragon Bane highspots while keeping the main feud going. This feud could use the same rest that some of the other ones are getting, there’s no need to be doing it on every taping, but at least it didn’t overpower the match. Mami is beloved. Halcón 78 Jr. is pretty low on the totem pole to be taking the loss here.