Three months ago, Angel de Oro & Niebla Roja defeated Los Ingobernables’ Terrible and La Bestia del Ring in the main event of Homenaje a Dos Leyendas. That match wasn’t any good. Tonight, Angel de Oro & Niebla Roja face Los Ingobernables’ Rush & La Bestia del Ring. It probably won’t be a whole lot better. Rush will be going for revenge and it’d be nice if that double hair match was avenged with some much better. Bestia del Ring remains a major problem. Perhaps the rudos will be more motivated than their unimpressive block matches two weeks ago, but there’s no great confidence of it happening. The Arena Mexico will likely be into this match and I’m not sure they’ll get a match that’ll meet their enthusiasm.
The CL4N returns to Arena Mexico for the first time in three months. Ciber & The Chris team with Gilbert el Boricua, who’s been around a bit lately. They face Los Guererros, who are the trios champions and also seemingly the only people who feud with the CL4N. The previous matches in this feud were unsatisfying outside of some Euforia dives.
I noted how TripleMania was closing in yesterday. (48 days away.) We still don’t know the date of CMLL’s Anniversario show, but we can guess it is about 100 days away. CMLL lacks not just a date but also a main event. There are a few different possible hair match combinations in the top two match that might be considered Anniversario worthy – Rush versus either of the two Chavez, Ultimo Guerrero vs Gilbert or even Ciber – but none very compelling. CMLL seems like they have a lot of matches that could do decently well but nothing particularly exciting this year.
The rest of the card is a bit more exciting. Titan and Negro Casas haven’t met in a televised singles match since their great January 2014 Leyenda de Plata match. Casas won, as he did when they had an untelevised lightning match in 2015, but he endorsed Titan strongly after the match. Titan’s been a made man in CMLL since that point.
Soberano, Flyer and Audaz face Hechicero, Templario, and Kawato in a match with some very exciting people and some people who are occasionally exciting for the wrong reasons. CMLL pays little mind to weight classes at this point, so it is hard to understand why they didn’t just fake Templario as a lightweight and do him versus Audaz in the title decider.
Drone, Fuego, and Triton versus Disturbio, Tiger, and Virus is a match which seems like it is has happened many times but the exact combination has not. Tiger & Triton were feuding last week, though Kawato & Black Panther were feuding one week and not the next. Robin & Super Astro Jr. are a fun team who take on a not fun team of Hijo del Signo & Espiritu Negro.
This show will stream on Marca and their (blocked in the US) YouTube channel at 8:30 pm. I will also be streaming it on YouTube, though I may not be watching it live.
Leo Riano is picking the Chavez Brothers, which has me sure Rush & Bestia are winning.
Lucha Central has a preview.
Arena Coliseo Guadalajara turns 60 today. The weekend celebration includes an art exhibition with Rayo de Jalisco Jr. starting at 4 pm today, a film festival Saturday and a hair match on Sunday.
Dalton Castle has a training video for his June 28th ROH PPV match with Dragon Lee. It’s pretty enjoyable.
The Crash on 07/05
Penta, Fenix and TBD vs Dragon Lee, Mistico and Rush is advertised for the 07/07 show in Ecatepec.
Nacion Lucha Libre hasn’t updated their 07/11 lineup with the removal of AAA wrestlers, but the ticket website has a new poster. Matt Sydal and Bandido are among those included. There’s a lot of faces so I may be missing someone, but it looks like Negro Navarro, Canek and Solar are not pictured now.
Jushin Thunder Lyger will wrestle on 07/20 in Arena Coliseo as part of a Lucha Libre Real show. That’s one day after his final “CMLL” match. Arena Coliseo having an indie show instead of a CMLL one on Saturday is pretty notable. Lucah Memes among others had been wanting to run a show there for years. For their part, CMLL will be selling 80 meet & greet tickets with Lyger for the 07/19 show.
07/21 Pro Wrestling Mexico (Arena Coliseo Monterrey, debut show)
The Hamada appearance would be her first match in 17 months, since being arrested on a drug charge in Japan. Hamada has been in Mexico for many months and hopefully working on whatever issues she had.
Not a lot of news from Keepin’ It 100, though there was an extended discussion of both the different fan incidents in Cancun and Aerostar’s dive prior to the usual lucha libre discussion in the Masked Republic minute. Konnan said Aerostar’s dive was approved ahead of time and Aerostar wants to do it again at TripleMania (to prove he can do it better) but Aerostar banned from doing it again. The rest was the usual things about Fenix & Pentagon definitely signing exclusive soon to both AEW & AAA soon and more new talent coming in after TripleMania. It is weird to hear Konnan talk about how those guys are only going to be working two promotions soon followed by a plug for them working Expo Lucha. I’m sure it all works out.
In Arena Coliseo Chihuahua, Tigre del Ring took Boricua’s mask. Boricua is Leonardo Ruiz Ornelas, 33 years old, 7 years a wrestler.
Ciclope & Miedo Extremo are headed to Japan from July 3 to the 10th.
LuchaWorld has the latest news update.
CMLL (TUE) 06/25/2019 Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Magnus, Retro, Robin vs Cancerbero, Nitro, Raziel
3) Súper Astro Jr. vs Halcón Suriano Jr. [lightning]
4) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Fuego vs Pólvora, Vangellys, Virus
5) Audaz, Flyer, Rey Cometa vs Felino, Hechicero, Templario
6) Místico, Soberano Jr., Valiente vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
This looks like a good CMLL Tuesday card. I’m confused too. Audaz & Flyer in the semi-main and Super Astro & Halcon Suriano in a lightning match (!) are four of the most likely suspects for the lightweight championship. The main event should be good.
CMLL (TUE) 06/25/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Explosivo, Star Black, Vaquero Jr. vs Gran Kenut, Paymon, Ráfaga
2) Magia Blanca, Oro Jr., Príncipe Diamante vs Difunto, Furia Roja, Guerrero de la Muerte
3) Esfinge, Titán, Tritón vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
4) Ángel de Oro, Kráneo, Niebla Roja vs La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible
5) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
This main event should be good. Semi-main has an immediate rematch from tonight’s show.
MDA (SUN) 06/30/2019 Arena Naucalpan
1) Auzter, Blue Monster Jr., Tempo vs Eurus, Magnético, Puma de Oro
2) Ludark Shaitan vs Chik Tormenta
3) Demasiado vs Cerebro Negro vs Dinamic Black
4) Hijo de Canis Lupus & Imposible vs Ovett & Sádico
5) Aramis & Dragón Bane vs Aeroboy & Extreme Tiger
6) Demonio Infernal, Eterno, Lunatik Xtreme vs Black Warrior Jr., Herodes Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan and La Máscara, Trauma I, Trauma II
7) Máscara Sagrada & Octagón vs Canek & Villano IV and Fuerza Guerrera & Pirata Morgan and Black Terry & Black Warrior
This was the show that was supposed to include Vampiro. This was also the show replacing the Lucha Memes show that broke down the PALL alliance. It’s not, you know, any good. Maybe nostalgia will get people to turn out for the main event. Matches 2/5 might be good. Mascara & Los Traumas are a perfect team of people who are never ever going to lose.