CMLL Puebla: 2019-07-01

Dulce Gardenia

Recapped: 07/04/2019


Espíritu Maligno, Joker, Rey Apocalipsis beat Rey Samuray, Robin, Sonic
(12:54 [5:50, 3:10, 3:54], 1/3, n/r,

El Malayo, El Perverso, Toro Bill Jr. beat Arkalis, King Jaguar, Tigre Rojo Jr.
(7:31 [4:19, 3:12], 1/2, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Drone, Dulce Gardenia, Stigma beat Tyson La Bestia, Universo 2000 Jr., Virus
(21:17 [10:20, 5:41, 5:16], 2/3, ok,

Místico, Soberano Jr., Titán beat Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas
(11:03 [1:17, 3:14, 6:32], 2/3, ok,

La Bestia Del Ring, Mr. Niebla, Terrible beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
(14:03 [2:10, 5:18, 6:35], 2/3 DQ, ok,

What happened:

Rey Samurai does this better than the 450

Sanson fouled Terrible to conclude the main event.

King Jaguar and Perverso feuded during their match, which Perverso won in straight falls by using the ropes on a powerbomb. King Jaguar challenged Perverso to a lightning match and Perverso accepted.

Rey Apocalipsis returns for the first time in months, though his adelita is not with him. Sonic wears a t-shirt which spells his name “Soonny”.


If you like matches where the rudos have control for most of two falls and the third fall is spent with tecnicos showing off, the third and fourth matches have you covered. Doing the same match formula back to back didn’t really work great for a show that struggles to be a memorable week from week. The rudos in the fourth match were a lot better than in the third but they also sped thru the first couple of falls.

The real thing to take away is the big Arena Mexico introduction to Dulce Gardenia had the intended effect. Arena Puebla was thrilled when Gardenia tagged in, taking to him exactly as the big star he was portrayed. He did well in his role, which helps, but they were into him before he even did his nice looking moonsault. I often wonder how much fans of CMLL pay attention to shows they’re not at; they must’ve paid enough a bit to know Gardenia already. I’m not sure why the match went 20 minutes, though I didn’t grasp it was so long until doing the math.


Dragon Lee/Cavernario tonight, Jaguar/Perverso & trios title set up in Puebla, Bengala

CMLL (MON) 07/08/2019 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Sombra Diabólika b Astro & Meyer LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 8 DE JULIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 2/3
2) Halcón Suriano Jr. & SonicRey Apocalipsis & Toro Bill Jr. LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 8 DE JULIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
CMLL results had Toro Bill in the match but Rey Apocalipsis did wrestle. Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Cancerbero, Policeman, Raziel b Eléctrico, Millenium, Pegasso LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 8 DE JULIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 1/3.
4) El Perverso b King Jaguar [lightningLA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 8 DE JULIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Perverso used the ropes to win. The two agreed to a hair match afterward.
5) Dragón Lee, Místico, Soberano Jr. DQ Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 8 DE JULIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Paco Alonso was remembered before the match. Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when Casas fouled Soberano
6) La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón[Relevos IncreíblesLA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 8 DE JULIO DE 2019 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Ingobernables took 1/3, and challenged for a trios title match next week.

The Trios title match and the hair match seem set for next week. If Soberano & Casas are on the show, then perhaps they’ll be facing off next week.

Dragon Lee and Cavernario meet tonight in the Arena Mexico main event, probably around 9:10 pm CT. There are some warning signs here of this being not what would be hoped: it’s a Tuesday show, Dragon Lee has wrestled pretty much a match a day for the last week (except for the day he wrestled twice), and it is a Tuesday match. Still, they’re among the best of what CMLL has to offer because they’re among the hardest working CMLL has to offer. They worked hard last week in the nothing trios match to set up this, which gives good hope for this match.

Dragon Lee and Barbaro Cavernario had 11 singles matches. Cavernario won the first two, both part of the 2014 En Busca de Un Idol tournament. Dragon Lee has won every match since, including the most recent match in January. Both are champions, though having no title on the line hides the outcome a bit. Still, Cavernario doesn’t seem to have great odds of breaking that streak.

The semi-main is Carsitco, Volador & Flyer against the non-UG Guerreros, which should be fine and quick. The Casas Family (Felino, Negro Casas and Tiger) get a rare chance to be a complete trio against Angel de Oro & Niebla Roja & Soberano Jr. The Panther brothers and Rey Cometa face Kawato, Polvora and Dark Magic, who hasn’t been seen on a stream since April. Super Astro pops up in the second match and Yago makes a rare appearance in the opener. The show starts at 7:30 pm on CMLL’s YouTube channel.

Guadalajara has an Atlantis, Kraneo and Valiente vs La Bestia del Ring, Rush and Terrible main event.

Ovaciones says there will be a public mass for Paco Alonso Friday at noon. It will be open to all. There will be a moment of remembrance tonight. LuchaWorld has an obit for Paco Alonso.

Kawato San says he has not told Jushin Thunder Liger that he won the Super Lightweight Championship, hoping to surprise him with the news when Liger arrives in Mexico. I hope Liger doesn’t read this blog! Kawato says his goal is to surpass Liger, which is an understandable goal if unlikely to achieve. He’s hoping to defend the title many times in Mexico before going back to Japan.

Mexico’s Televisa Deportes Network is changing their branding to TUDN. They air repeats of the CMLL show and will continue to do so, though it might be branded slightly differently.

AAA , ELITE (MON) 07/08/2019 Deportivo Morelos, Cuajimalpa, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [+LuchaTV]
1) Faby Apache & Goya Kong b Keyra & Rossy Moreno
2) Astral, Demasiado, Zumbi b Mamba, Tigger Boy, Villano III Jr.
3) Dr. Karonte Jr. & Verdugo (Elite) b Argenis & Joe Lider
Verdugo, last see debuting on the Liga de Campeons show, was the mystery wrestler. Argenis betrayed Lider to save his brother.
3) Emperador Azteca & Golden Magic b Monsther Clown & Murder Clown
4) Eterno & Imposible b Australian Suicide & Bengala
6) Psycho Clown & Texano DQ Trauma I & Trauma II
Traumas attacked Brazo de Plata. Mr. Electro ran in for the DQ.

This seemed to follow the pattern of last year’s AAA vs Elite show: surprisingly decent turnout, matches of little importance with people you’ve forgotten existed and Elite defeating AAA. They took this 4-2, though I’m not sure if an Argenis & Lider team counts as AAA.

This is just about the end of Bengala or at least this version. Super Nova announced he’d be finishing up his appearances under that character in July and would be fully independent at that point. He’s listed in Xalapa this weekend and I don’t have any other AAA shows for him. Bengala has not appeared on a Twitch stream since January and hasn’t had a match air on TV in 15 months. Bengala is one of those guys who had been featured heavily on AAA TV in 2017 when Vampiro was in power and dropped in 2018 when Konnan returned. He’s continued to work AAA spots shows but has increasingly taken independent dates – he’s now teaming with the former Mascara de Bronce & Raptor, who have gone on the same rollercoaster and may be making the same “I’m leaving AAA” announcements soon if they haven’t already. I’m suspicious about the timing of this news lining up with the start of Alberto’s Nacion Lucha Libre but I don’t that’s more coincidence. The Bengala character passed from Ricky Marvin to Super Nova, so it’s possible AAA will give it a third person.

La Mascara says Nacion Lucha Libre will let him grow as a luchador. No match I’ve seen from him in let’s say the last five years has indicated La Mascara was interested in growing as a luchador. Maybe things have changed.

Tr3s Caidas on 07/27 (“Apocalipsis”) at Auditorio de Tijuana

This is the first Tr3s Caidas show at Auditorio de Tijuana, taking the place of The Crash show scheduled for the date.

RIOT on 08/23 (“Rina en El Cerro de la Silla”) at Arena Femenil Monterrey

Johnny Mundo has a promo talking about his Pro Wrestling Mexico match with Daga.

DTU has an interview with Vengador Radioactivo.

Ciudad Juarez’s Avispon Verde Sr. & Jr. will be part of a talk about lucha libre in the city on Saturday. It’ll be streamed on Facebook.

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report and this week’s Poster-Mania.

Noroeste has a video feature on Mr. Iguana.

+LuchaTV talked a lot about Paco Alonso & Perro Aguayo on their podcast.


CMLL (SAT) 07/13/2019 Arena Coliseo
1) Angelito & Kaligua vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
2) Eléctrico, Magia Blanca, Oro Jr. vs Inquisidor, Príncipe Odín Jr., Sangre Azteca
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Tritón vs Disturbio, Okumura, Universo 2000 Jr.
4) Star Jr. vs Tiger [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., Volcano vs Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
6) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Star Jr. versus Tiger seems like a fun lightning match we’ll never see.

CMLL (SUN) 07/14/2019 Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia
2) Avispa Dorada, La Guerrera, Lluvia vs Amapola, La Seductora, Metálica
3) Audaz, Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Vangellys
4) Flyer vs Rey Cometa [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Místico, Soberano Jr. vs Felino, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero
6) La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible vs Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Niebla Roja

Flyer versus Rey Cometa could be the outcome I’m most stupidly upset about this week.

This is Pequeno Nitro’s first match in Arena Mexico since March. I don’t see a mention of a specific injury but I’d guess maybe there was one.

CMLL on TV Mexiquense: 2019-06-30

a Sonic dive

Recapped: 06/30/2019

All matches taped on Arena México, 06/23/2019


Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany beat La Guerrera, Marcela, Skadi
(13:59 [8:10, 2:32, 3:17], 2/3, below average, HVSLuchaLibre)

Templario beat Valiente in a lightning match
(8:52, ok,

Audaz & Kawato San defeated Flyer, Súper Astro Jr., Hijo del Villano III, Star Jr., Eléctrico, Príncipe Diamante, Halcón Suriano Jr., Sonic in the CMLL World Super Lightweight contenders cibernetico
(17:03, good, HVSLuchaLibre)

  • 04:43 Electrico springboard elbow drop Sonic
  • 06:24 Principe Diamante flipping DDT Halcon
  • 08:18 Super Astro Jr. top rope reverse tope Electrico
  • 10:00 Star Jr. head trap armbar Principe Diamante
  • 10:47 Hijo del Villano III top rope splash Super Astro Jr.
  • 11:50 Flyer Spanish Fly Star Jr.
  • 14:19 Audaz Spanish Fly Flyer
  • 17:03 Kawato double stomp Hijo del Villano III

What happened:


Kawato & Audaz move onto a final match for the vacant superlight weight championship next week.


The main event was a fun cibernetico where everything didn’t quite hit but enough did to make it enjoyable. These always tend to keep the more important people out of the way until the end and they did so even more so in this match. Audaz might have been in the stands drinking coffee until about minute twelve for all I could tell. That gave some of the other people space to show what they could do. Sonic looked great with that chance, seeming enthusiastic about the chance to do a lot more than he shows in most opening matches. Super Astro Jr. did well too. Halcon Suriano Jr. didn’t get to do as much as I’d expect and Electrico seemed shook up after banging his head off the barrier on his dive, so those were a bit more disappointing. Principe Diamante had the worst night, with his finish on Halcon going badly and having trouble in his own elimination spot. At least he got to do a stage dive. The final sequence between Kawato, Audaz and Hijo de Villano III was very well done; the near eliminations were very convincing and Villano looked better here than he has earlier. This had some flaws but was exactly the sort of match it should’ve been.

this seems tough on Seductora to hold her arms high up than it is for La Guerrera

A rare lightning match on this show, thanks to the other two matches being longer than usual. It is weird to see one without the clock, though here it had to be done since they cut about twenty seconds from the match. The match itself was borderline, right down to the end: it was super impressive for Templario to give Valiente a middle rope gutwrench bomb and less impressive that Valiente seemed to be escaping the finishing pin. That finish seemed like it took a lot but of both of them. The rest of the match was the usual bit, many of the same spots we see from them in every match done well if not put together in any super memorable way. They did make the last few minutes more dramatic than a usual lightning match.

I watched this opener basically because I had already timed the cibernetico, I halfway wanted to the lightning match and it just made it easier to do a full recap. I have not seen Skadi in action might. The Sunday women’s matches are not much better than the other days. La Guerrera can do a rope walk armdrag but also blew a cradle with Dalys. Skadi is huge. No one would’ve had a problem if they finished this match was just the eight-minute first fall. I’m unsure why they had an eight-minute first fall.