CMLL (TUE) 07/09/2019 Arena México [CMLL, Lucha Central]
1) Robin & Sonic b Cholo & Yago
9:59. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Akuma, Espanto Jr., Espíritu Negro b Pegasso, Stigma, Súper Astro Jr.
13:00. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Rey Cometa DQ Dark Magic, Kawato San, Pólvora
20:06. Tecnicos took 1/3. Polvora unmasked Blue Panther Jr. Long challenges followed.
4) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. b Felino, Negro Casas, Tiger
17:51. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Templario b Carístico, Flyer, Volador Jr.
17:22. Rudos took 1/3.
6) Dragón Lee b Cavernario
13:48. Dragon Lee took falls 2/3.
Dragon Lee talks about his win. Tiger, Negro Casas, and Felino would like to team more. Negro Casas does his promos only near that couch. Polvora and Blue Panther Jr. talk about a mask match, with Polvora insisting on a singles match first. Akuma, Demus, and Espanto would also like to be an Ola Negra regular team.
This was the second-longest stream of the year:
2019 CMLL streams over two and half hours:
- 2:47:30 – 2019-03-15 CMLL Viernes (Homenaje a Dos Leyendas)
- 2:39:25 – 2019-07-09 CMLL Martes
- 2:37:35 – 2019-05-31 CMLL Viernes (Juico Final, with the Metalico/Virus retirement match)
- 2:34:10 – 2019-04-10 CMLL Informa
This was also the shortest streaming Dragon Lee/Cavernario match (excluding one fall matches and those which only aired on TV)
This is a long way to say this show had plenty of time but the main event didn’t have the time you’d expect. Something went off the rails. That tercera going 20 minutes undersells how long it was, as they spent about nine more minutes making challenges, fighting, and then making more challenges. The following matches went longer too. It came off like one of the people in the main event had not arrived and they needed to kill time until they got there. No one’s confirmed that was the situation, but all this turned out more interesting to me than the main event. Dragon Lee & Cavernario was good but they’ve done better and probably could’ve done better if they got something closer to normal time. The Blue Panther Jr./Polvora mask match challenge was quite random and it’d be a tell if that isn’t followed up next week.
CMLL (TUE) 07/09/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Black Sugar, Magnum, Metatrón b Capitán Cobra, Mr. Apolo, Relámpago Azul
tecnicos took 1/3
2) Dalys, Reyna Isis, Tiffany b La Maligna, Mystique, Skadi
La Maligna replaced Marcela. Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) El Audaz, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Virus
4) Místico, Stuka Jr., Titán b Ephesto, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado
Sagrado & Misterioso replaced Epehsto & Luciferno. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible b Atlantis, Kráneo, Valiente
rudos took 1/3, Rush & Terrible using the ropes to beat Kraneo & Valiente.
Los Ingobernables don’t need to use the ropes to beat Kraneo & Valiente but they probably enjoy it.
Atlantis told Reforma (reposted here) that when he was called to the ring for a minute of applause on Sunday, he thought it was for Perro Aguayo. He was surprised to find out it was Paco Alonso, had no idea he had died the night before.
The Mexico lottery drawing with CMLL luchadoras takes place tonight at 6:30 pm. I wonder if we’ll find out who was on the winning ticket.
The Alberto el Patron/Tito Ortiz fight is officially official. Combate Americas announced the match by the CEO just mentioning it in an interview with a Spanish MMA reporter. Last week, Alberto says he plans on having his last fight (just assumed to be against Ortiz at that point) in November in Las Vegas but this happened in a lucha libre article so no one in MMA seem to have noticed this was announced. The debut of Nacion Lucha Libre is tomorrow.
ROH TV on 07/20 in Manhattan
- Dragon Lee vs Jonathan Gresham – new
- Bandido, Mark Haskins, Tracy Williams, PJ Black vs Marty Scurll, PCO, Brody King, Flip Gordon – new
ROH HonorClub streaming on 07/21 in Lowell
- Dalton Castle vs Rush – new
- Bandido, Mark Haskins, Tracy Williams vs Marty Scurll, PCO, Brody King – new
Tr3s Caidas on 07/27 (“Apocalipsis”) at Auditorio de Tijuana
- Dragon Lee vs Bandido
- Black Destiny vs Puma King – new
- Flip Gordon and Rebelion Amarilla will appear
RIOT on 08/23 (“Rina en El Cerro de la Silla”) at Arena Femenil Monterrey
- Arez vs Demonio del Aire in a quarterfinal match
- Douki vs Belial in a quarterfinal match – new
- Latigo, Iron Kid, Arez, Madness, Fuego del Sol, Dralion, Tony Rodriguez, Aramis in first-round matches
- Lord Byron & Kaientai vs Fresero Jr. & Mr. Iguana
- Kratoz & Prometo vs Willy Banderas & Bryan Villa
Chris Jericho talks about his time with Paco Alonso & in Mexico for his podcast today.
LuchaTalk has a new episode of the podcast.
Lucha Memes (SAT) 07/20/2019 Gimnasio Hercules, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Hércules & Rey Abadón vs Máscara De Ángel & Rey Quetzal
2) Multy & Prayer vs Gallego & Romano García [quarterfinal]
3) Arkángel Divino & Último Maldito vs Freelance & Mike Segura [quarterfinal]
4) Alas de Acero & Iron Kid vs King Rocker & Rey Samurai [quarterfinal]
5) Lunatik Extreme & Lunatik Fly vs Angeluz Fly & Murciélago Plateado Jr. [quarterfinal]
6) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [semifinal]
7) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [semifinal]
8) Caifan vs Aramis
9) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [final]
This is a summer of indie tournaments. Memes runs a tag team one to compliment the Battle of Naucalpan show. Riot has their singles tournament. Vanguardia is running their own tag team tournament, though over multiple shows. IAW (Indy Army Wrestling) is running a trios tournament as a benefit show for Psycho Kid. Caifan vs Aramis is a big difference in size and styles but might work.
GHC (SAT) 08/03/2019 Arena Roberto Paz, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1) Power Boy vs Dark Power, Príncipe Dragón
2) Dragón Ancestral & Maravilla Azteca vs Dark Pain & Demencia
3) Aero Xtreme vs Black Golden, Adrenalina, Rey Plata, Eclipse, Ángel Aéreo
4) Shyru vs Crisitan Wolf
5) Brian Villa & Willy Banderas vs Amnesia & Aster Boy and Delirio & Xtreme Fly and Hijo De Bucanero Jr. & Snaiper
Guantaos Hardcore Crew is putting shows up on Independent Wrestling TV and selling DVDs, so I feel like I should mention these lineups even if I have don’t know enough about Guadalajara indie lucha libre to say anything.