CMLL (TUE) 08/20/2019 Arena México [CMLL, Lucha Central, The Gladaidos]
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro b Angelito & Fantasy
Rudos took 1/3.
2) El Coyote, Grako, Nitro b Magia Blanca, Oro Jr., Príncipe Diamante
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa b Okumura, Sagrado, Virus
Tecnicos took 1/3, though Rey Cometa was hurt in the finishing sequence when he missed an apron diving headscissors.
4) Kráneo, Stuka Jr., Volcano b Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
tecnicos took 1/3
5) Atlantis, Dragón Lee, Soberano Jr. b Dark Magic, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
tecnicos took 2/3
6) Carístico DQ Terrible
Caristico took 2/3. Terrible pulled Caristico’s mask off for the DQ.
CMLL promos include Negro Casas & Mr. Niebla suggesting a (somewhat unaware) Dark Magic might joint Peste Negra because he fits half of that name and Terrible being proud of his loss. The main event was better than the finish sounds. Cometa seemed in pain as he was stretchered out, though we’ve seen a lot of people be stretchered out and be back quick.
CMLL (TUE) 08/20/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Baron Blanco Jr., Luminoso, Vaquero Jr. b Mr. Trueno, Ráfaga, Rey Trueno
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Cancerbero, Difunto, Raziel b Halcón Suriano Jr., Pegasso, Star Black
Rudos took 1/3
3) Dulce Gardenia, Esfinge, Tritón b Disturbio, Pólvora, Universo 2000 Jr.
tecnicos took 2/3
4) Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto b Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, with Mephisto challenging Volador to a title match.
5) La Bestia Del Ring, Místico, Rush b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
Los Ingobernables took 2/3, the last with Rush unmasking and fouling Sanson but getting away with it.
CMLL is booking Caristico, Mistico and Volador singles match on a rotation against different rudos. They probably need more tecnicos to cycle in but they don’t quite seem to do it.
CMLL officially announced Dalys & Marcela wrestling on the 09/15 show in Japan.
CMLL will be announcing the Rest of the World team for the Gran Prix today. There are been no real hints about who will be on it. One big set of questions going in are if Kawato San will be on that team and if they explain what’s happened to him either way. (I have no idea.) It’ll be news if there are other NJPW wrestlers involved since they’re running their own show in England that day. I’d expect there’ll be more ROH wrestlers but no one’s been announced outside of maybe Kenny King. CMLL has gone in odd directions before so there’s no guessing what they’ll do this time.
Ciber & Ultimo Guerrero are also announced for Informa, so there’s an outside chance they might agree to their hair match today.
Cain Velasquez officially announced he’d be on the AAA shows in New York & Los Angeles. If you purchased a ticket for MSG, have you heard anything from Ticketmaster about the show being moved? I have not yet, maybe it was lost in a spam filter somewhere, but the website still lists the ticket with MSG seating.
Alberto, doing interviews for Saturday’s Nacion Lucha Libre show in Ecatepec, said his promotion is weighing two different US TV deals. That seems unlikely, but perhaps he can leverage the Combates Americas deal in some way to get a spot. Alberto acknowledged Bandido won’t be on the show as listed (he’s working ROH; Alberto claims Bandido’s also signed with Nacion, which definitely is NOT true.) He says they’ll have someone as good or better in his spot but doesn’t say who. He also feels like they’re not competing with CMLL or AAA but on a higher level competition with LigaMX, NBA and NFL. Alberto’s connection with reality appears shaky.
Arez & Latigo are headed to back to OWE in September. They’re running in Japan for a couple of shows on 09/08 and 09/12. Arez is only working the 09/12 show (he’s working on 09/08 in Puebla.)
Wotan, who’s no one’s idea of technical wrestlers, says trainers need to prepare their students better before letting them debut.
Coacalco luchador Kraven passed away last Sunday.
Segunda Caida writes about Hijo del Santo’s match in New York.
LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.
Lucha Talk has its latest episode.
CMLL (SUN) 08/25/2019 Arena México
1) Leono & Retro vs Cholo & Yago
2) La Maligna, La Vaquerita, Sanely vs Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany
3) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Dark Magic, Misterioso, Vangellys
4) Blue Panther vs Rey Bucanero [lightning]
5) Atlantis Jr., Kráneo, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Hijo del Villano III, Mephisto
6) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas, Terrible
Nothing much notable here.
MDA (SUN) 09/08/2019 Arena Naucalpan
1) Chef Benito & Chicanito vs Mexica & Neza Kid and Celestial Boy & Shadow Boy and Shalom & Spider Fly
2) Alas de Oro, Alas De Plata, Tromba vs Fly Warrior, Iron Kid, Puma de Oro
3) Freelance vs Astral
4) Hijo de Canis Lupus & Imposible vs El Divo & Sádico
5) Argenis vs Aeroboy vs Dragón Bane
Jack Evans was briefly listed in this match.
6) Jack Evans & Pagano vs Penta 0M & Rey Fénix [HOG TAG]
Dr. Wagner was briefly announced, then replaced by Jack Evans hours later.
Dr. Wagner Jr. was on this card and now is not on this card. Did AAA pay him to come over to work the AAA TV taping instead? It is hard to escape the fact that Pagano, Penta, and Fenix are all working this show and not on that AAA TV taping. If Penta & Fenix do end up signing with AAA, it’s going to mean AAA offering than seem to be for normal TV tapings.
The HOG titles are the House of Glory tag team championships. Penta & Fenix are already announced as defending these titles on 10/05. I think hopes of Jack Evans & Pagano becoming tag team champions are dim.