CMLL Martes: 2019-06-04

when you don’t sit down on the sitdown powerbomb

Recapped: 06/10/2019


Leono & Metatrón beat Cholo & Príncipe Odín Jr.
(13:01 [5:30, 4:47, 2:44], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Dalys, Metálica, Reyna Isis beat La Jarochita, La Maligna, Sanely
(14:12 [8:31, 2:18, 3:23], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Drone, Fuego, Rey Cometa beat Sagrado, Universo 2000 Jr., Vangellys
(13:22 [4:04, 2:58, 6:20], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Guerrero Maya Jr. beat Luciferno in a lightning match
(7:37, Maya headscissors cradle, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Hechicero, Máscara Año 2000, Mr. Niebla beat Flyer, Kráneo, Stuka Jr.
(13:33 [4:55, 2:37, 6:01], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Valiente beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
(8:25 [4:15, 4:10], 1/2 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Forastero pulled Diamante Azul’s mask for a DQ, seemingly the start of a feud. Diamante Azul was pulled from matches before they could follow up.


played off as accidental but I dunno

This wasn’t much of a main event on a show that wasn’t much of a show. Most of the time was spent on a Forastero/Diamante Azul that wouldn’t end up going anywhere. Forastero was good as an irritant. Something is obviously not right with Diamante Azul based on his physique, but it wasn’t absolutely clear what that was and it was no different than had been for the last couple of matches. Maybe that mystery will be solved at some point. Your time would be better used figuring that out than watching anything from this show.

Maya/Luciferno was a simple move exchange and never deeper. It was interesting to see Luciferno show different offense than usual and it was nice the match wasn’t ended early after Maya’s mask came off. This still was nothing special, with the surprise cradle finish the only creative moment of the match.

The rudos in the tercera all had matching outfits, which had to be some sort of accident. Fuego has lost a lot of his in match personality, or at least shows it off a lot less often. Rey Cometa seemed off in the last few minutes of his match, maybe picked up an injury.

UG wins (again) in Puebla, Rush/Cavernario tonight in Guadalajara, Lightweght championship eliminator

CMLL (MON) 06/17/2019 Arena Puebla
1) Millenium, Rey Samuray, Sonic b Black Tiger, Guerrero Espacial, Policeman LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE JUNIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Corsario De Fuego, El Perverso, Tyson La Bestia b King Jaguar, Star Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr. LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE JUNIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
rudos took 1/3.
3) Felino, Kawato San, Tiger b Esfinge, Stigma, Tritón LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE JUNIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
rudos took 1/3, Tiger beating Triton
4) Carístico, Titán, Volador Jr. DQ Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE JUNIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 2/3, Sanson fouling Volador.
5) Último Guerrero b Terrible LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE JUNIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
UG took 1/3.

UG/Terrible sounds like better than last time, semi-main seems worse, please don’t do another Volador singles match.

Arena Mexico forgot to do a feud last week, so maybe something will come out of Mistico, Titan and Volador versus Felino, Mr. Niebla and Rey Bucanero on tonight’s show. Not sure I really want that. Panthers versus Hijos del Infierno should be fun/weird. Esfinge vs Vangellys will just be weird. Guadalajara has Cavernario vs Rush with zero build or explanation beyond “Caristico had something else to do but somehow no one knew that last week?)

Ovaciones says Metalico will start as a referee tonight in Arena Mexico. That’s a quick turnaround for a guy who was going to get training before he started. Perhaps in real life he has been getting ready for this for a while, but it looks silly for him to announce he’s going to start to become a referee and become one in six days. Metalico is said to be doing the Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday shows. That might be his permanent schedule.

Daga’s side of his fallout with MLW is he was in Guadalajara to attend Fenix’s son’s christening and worked the show as a favor, not because he was skipping out on MLW.

07/16 Lucha Memes in Arena Queretaro

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
  6. Madness
  7. Iron Kid
  8. Arez
  9. Tony Rodriguez
  10. Demonio del Aire – new
  11. TBA
  12. TBA

Babe Richard was inducted in the Ciudad Juarez Lucha Libre Hall of Fame.

LuchaWorld has this week’s news update and this week’s Poster-Mania.

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CMLL (SAT) 06/22/2019 Arena Coliseo
1) Angelito & Fantasy vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
2) Leono, Magia Blanca, Sangre Imperial vs El Coyote, Grako, Sangre Azteca
3) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma vs Dark Magic, Olímpico, Universo 2000 Jr.
4) Audaz vs Luciferno [lightning]
5) Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr., Volcano vs Hechicero, Mephisto, Terrible
6) Místico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Forastero, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero

Luciferno used to face CMLL Super Lightweight champion Dragon Lee ever year in the CMLL Universal tournament when he was one third of the national trios champions. The Audaz match seems like foreshadowing.

CMLL (SUN) 06/23/2019 Arena México
1) Kaligua & Shockercito vs Mercurio & Pierrothito
2) La Guerrera, Marcela, Skadi vs Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Átomo, Gallito, Microman vs Chamuel, El Guapito, Perico Zakarías
4) Valiente vs Templario [lightning]
5) Flyer vs AudazSúper Astro Jr.Hijo del Villano IIIStar Jr.EléctricoKawato SanPríncipe DiamanteHalcón Suriano Jr.Sonic [CMLL SL, semifinal]
6) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Euforia, Mephisto

CMLL is back to calling it the Super Ligero championship if anyone besides me care. Maybe less back than “this is the name they remembered this time” deal.

A lightning match and a cibernetico seems like someone messed up schedule. The cibernetico is described as an eliminator. That means they’ll go to the final two, there won’t be a finish, everyone will boo, and they’re doing the actual title match next week. CMLL listed the people on the poster seemingly based on the internal depth chart though that would mean Kawato is even loser than I would’ve guessed. There’s also a lot of people who could be in this match who are either told old or too big or in Spain with their father and Okumura. It is not especially good for the mix with that many rudos; Flyer and Audaz are the favorites but not exactly the best idea for a match.

CMLL Puebla: 2019-06-03

Volcano best used as a tall object to stand on

Recapped: 06/08/2019


Espíritu Maligno, Joker, Mercurio beat Astro, Asturiano, Último Dragóncito
(11:00 [5:44, 2:58, 2:18], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

El Perverso, Hijo del Signo, Toro Bill Jr. beat Arkalis, Halcón Suriano Jr., King Jaguar
(13:37 [7:26, 2:39, 3:32], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Kráneo, Stigma, Volcano beat Hechicero, Misterioso Jr., Templario
(15:38 [5:18, 3:14, 7:06], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero beat Máscara Año 2000, Rey Bucanero, Terrible in a relevos increíbles match
(8:39 [2:33, 2:48, 3:18], 2/3 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Carístico beat Mr. Niebla
(7:19, 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

  1. Mr. Niebla middle rope senton (1:37)
  2. Caristico inside cradle (1:34)
  3. Caristico Mistica (4:08)

What happened:

Terrible fouled UG and UG asked for a rematch next week.

The top two matches both had the rudos attacking the tecnicos before they got the ring. The show was also done earlier than usual.



I felt pretty sure I wasn’t going to have anything to write about the main event and it proved correct. They didn’t go long, they did simple stuff, and they go out of there without messing anything up. It wasn’t much of a surprise, the match started with less than 12 minutes left in the file, one of the dangers of watching this taped. It also wasn’t a surprise given these two guys, who aren’t going to kill themselves on a random Monday show at this point. Mr. Niebla was my bet to mail it more, so I started counting his strikes to see how many head slaps he’d reach to kill time and move Caristico out . Niebla totaled 9 head slaps, along with two shots with his cowbell, two kicks, two punches, one chop to the chest, one back elbow, one elbow to the knee, and one clothesline. Sprinkled in were six things I’d call “wrestling moves”, but that actually seemed to be more than the Caristico did. One fancy armdrag, a huracanrana, a couple of headscissors to set up dives, those dives, and a La Mistica to get out of there. Wrestling should be more than the moves, but this match seemed even less than the moves.

Angel de Oro & Niebla Roja tried to do some of their usual teamwork stuff around average brawling. Ultimo Guerrero and Mascara 2000 spent the match feuding, which the crowd was actually excited for, and it was weird when the finish was Terrible/UG instead. Then again, I don’t want to see Mascara/UG again. Mascara trying to catch an Angel de Oro dive was a bad idea.

The first fall of the opener showed off how well Astro and the other tecnicos could move. It never really developed much from there. Don’t do a double stomp if you fall down doing it.