CMLL (FRI) 08/16/2019 Arena México [CMLL, ESTO, Lucha Central, Marca, thecubsfan]
1) Cancerbero & Raziel b Robin & Star Jr.
13:35. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Átomo, Gallito, Microman DQ Chamuel, Guapito, Perico Zacarías
13:26. Tecnicos took 2/3. Guapito replaced Mije. Chamuel fouled Microman, who demanded a rematch.
3) Atlantis Jr., Flyer, Titan
Soberano Jr. b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
13:49. Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Dalys b Metálica [CMLL Universal de Amazonas, final]
8:28, Dalys winning on a basic suplex. Dalys is the first winner of this tournament and gets a title match with Marcela at some future date.
5) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja b Cuatrero, Gilbert el Boricua, Sansón
14:29. Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Volador Jr. b Forastero
12:20. Volador took 1/3, winning cleanly.
7) Dragón Lee, Místico, Último Guerrero DQ Carístico, Ciber the Main Man, Valiente [Relevos Increíbles]
14:49. Team UG took 2/3, the last when UG faked a foul and Ciber was (eventually) DQed for it. UG still wants the hair match, while Ciber wants a title match first but is willing to have the hair match.
I’m super pressed for time today, so this might be missing things. The highpoints from last night’s show:
- Ciber vs UG remains in that murky ground where it has to be happening but Ciber won’t commit to it happening
- Chamuel vs Microman is building to something
- The Aniversario date still hasn’t been said (all hype on the Gran Prix)
- Dalys vs Metalica was underwhelming, both in the match and the presentation.
- Metalica left on a stretcher, either getting hurt or getting gassed after a botched dive. Commentary a bit buried her for being an easy opponent.
- It was a pretty good vacation turnout.
Diamante Azul’s injury was a groin herina. That explains his weird year: he says he kept taking time off to rest it in hopes it would heal, but he’d keep reinjuring it and that led him to surgery to fix it. He couldn’t do anything while recovering and gained 10 kg (22 lb), but he’s in the gym to get back in shape. This is a light at the end of the tunnel of bad 2019 Diamante Azul matches.
Matt Taven defends the Ring of Honor title against Volador Jr. on 09/07 in Chicago. They’re playing off their CMLL feud (where they’re 1-1 in singles matches; Volador noted last night in post-match promos that he – and not Cavernario or Rush – had beaten Taven before) and likely hoping to draw the lucha fans who have gone to other promotions in the area. Hope they can reach them.
Dalys & Marcela are headed to REINA on 09/12, which means they won’t be on the 09/13 show (Aniversario or not.) I guess it’s possible they could just do the title match in Japan.
ESPN says Cain Velasquez has been signed for the AAA US cards. It’s looked like it’s headed this way for a while and may have just taken AAA being sure they’re running those shows to be official. With Wagner/Demon + Cain booked, something like Aerostar/Monsther Clown would be at best third from the top. Maybe even behind the women’s title match. It may not make to run that as a midcard match, assuming Monsther Clown gets a visa.
On the Friday Impact tapings, Dr. Wagner announced he and other AAA stars would appear on the 10/20 Impact Bound for Glory PPV in Chicago. That’s a week after the AAA LA show. MedioTiempo has full results from both shows, including missing results from the first show.
AAA announced the New York venue change at 7:49 pm on Friday night. With AAA coming here a month later anyway on the Impact show, I’m probably not bothering to go to New York. (Gonna need a ticket giveaway contest.) I also suspect that AAA guys appearing on Impact is a tradeoff for significant Impact people on the AAA US shows, beyond Taya & Tessa. Tommy Dreamer having his first AAA match in 24 years seems about right.
(On the other hand, a strange about the LAX saying farewell to Impact bit is the reporters in attendance seemed to come away with the impression it was not just Ortiz & Santana saying goodbye but Konnan as well.)
I’d normally plug indie shows here but no time. The one you should check out, if you’re within driving distance of San Diego, is this weekend’s ExpoLucha shows.
An interview with Felino has him state his first name was actually Tropicum, and credits Antonio Pena with the Felino gimmick.
09/07 The Crash lineup