CMLL (MON) 08/26/2019 Arena Puebla [Lucha Central]
1) Rey Apocalipsis & Toro Bill Jr. b El Perverso & Tyson La Bestia
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Amapola & Tiffany b La Jarochita & Lluvia
Rudas took 2/3.
3) Ángel de Oro, Flyer, Niebla Roja b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Templario
Tecnicos took 2/3, setting up another Oro/Roja vs Euforia/GG match next week.
4) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Hechicero, Stuka Jr., Terrible, Último Guerrero, Valiente b Dark Magic, Jay Briscoe, Kenny King, Matt Taven, Mecha Wolf 450, Okumura, Oráculo [cibernetico]
Okumura replaced Mark Briscoe (injury). Big Daddy was nowhere to be found and Rey Bucanero just happened to get ejected for shoving Edgar before the match started, making the sides even. Order of elimination: Okumura, Dark Magic, Oraculo, Terrible, Stuka Jr., Kenny King, Hechicero, Valiente, Jay Briscoe, Dragon Lee, Mecha Wolf, Ultimo Guerrero, Matt Taven. Caristico got the win, dedicating to it to his late father, who was honored before the match.
5) Místico b Soberano Jr.
Mistico took 1/3, with two very quick falls. Soberano had his left shoulder in a brace and was limited in using that arm.
Gran Prix was fun and the crowd really got into it. Mistico & Soberano would’ve had trouble following it even if both men had working arms. Soberano gets credit for gutting it out but probably shouldn’t have been allowed to wrestle. There should’ve been time for someone to check his shoulder injury (seemingly picked up on Thursday because he’s wearing the brace by Saturday) and stop him from wrestling before he went to Puebla, but off he went anyway. Not much luck with the Puebla tecnico/tecnico singles matches so far. It is possible Soberano gets pulled from Friday’s match, though he might just be allowed to do it again
Tonight’s Arena Mexico show is short on star power, with a lot of people in Guadalajara as part of that city’s version of Gran Prix. It may be shorter by the time it happens. The main event is scheduled to be La Besita del RIng, Mr. Niebla and Terrible against Stuka Jr., Soberano Jr., and Caristico. Dr. Karonte’s funeral service is tonight, but reports suggest Caristico will still wrestle tonight. Soberano probably should be given the night off even if they think he’s good for the Gran Prix, but we’ve also watched Atlantis work thru an obvious injury for months on Tuesday nights. Who knows.
Hijos del Infierno (Hechicero in for Mephisto) face Volcano, Kraneo and Rey Cometa, who was back Sunday night after his own injury scare. Cancererbo & Raziel get a rare fourth match spot, teaming with Vangellys against the Panther Brothers and Guerrero Maya. Espanto, Signo & Nitro are equally higher than usual, teaming against Pegasso, Super Astro Jr. and Star Junior. Robin and Grako meet in the lightning match, and Angelito & Ultimo Dragoncito open against Mercurio & Pequeno Nitro. This show stream at 7:39 pm on YouTube.
Big Daddy (Yum Yum) seems to have arrived in Mexico and will be on the Guadalajara show. Same situation there, a Gran Prix and a singles match (Volador/Mephisto in a title match) as in Puebla. This show does not stream.
Sofia Alonso is still in charge of CMLL according to multiple sources. The Facebook-based rumor that people were in a hurry to jump with had Chavo Lutteroth III coming in to take over. The problem is Chavo Lutteroth III had been part of running the company all along when Paco Alonso was running CMLL and just continued in his role on the business side of the company with Sofia. It is possible people weren’t used to hearing Chavo’s involvement and reached a poor conclusion. It’s also possible someone had an ax to grind with Chavo and wanted him to be blamed for things going on. It’s surely not the last time people are going to gossip about changes in the way CMLL has been run and it seems like a decent idea to take most of them with a grain of salt. Sofia is going to be in charge of CMLL as long as she wants to be in charge of CMLL. There’s talk about this on +LuchaTV’s podcast.
The same podcast mentions Kawato San has returned to Japan due to a health issue. Not sure what health issue or if/when he’ll return.
LA Park & Hijo de LA Park face Septimo Dragon & Magnus in Dallas on MLW’s 09/07 show. Septimo & Magnus appear to be in just to be lucha libre opponents for the Parks to beat. It is interesting to see CMLL luchadors back in MLW. On the other hand, MLW’s stated reason not to use CMLL guys is ROH might take them if they get over and being enhancement talent to the Park family probably isn’t going to get them over. (Also, Magnus might already be in Texas area at that time, making it easier to get him than from Mexico City.)
Triton has changed his name to Rey Triton on social media. as he prepares to leave CMLL.
CMLL covers Felino & Okumura’s trip to Ring of Honor.
Sanely, Coyote, Espanto Jr., Inquisidor and Polvora appeared at a press conference for the upcoming MexiCorreindo 5k/10K race CMLL is helping sponsor. The ad has been on the video signboards the last few weeks.
Pro Wrestling Mexico in Arena Coliseo Monterrey on 09/22
- Dulce Kanela, Baby Xtreme, Mr. Iguana vs Iron Kid, Komander, Astrolux
- not totally sure if this is a trios or a six way
- Ayako Hamada & Tessa Blanchard vs Scarlett Bordeaux & Chik Tormenta
Lilith Dark is out 4-6 weeks after picking up a leg injury on the MexaWrestling show.
Golden Magic & Taurus are in a four-way on Impact this Friday. This is a streaming alternative to watch if you’re missing CMLL this Friday.
LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania.
Funcion Estelar writes about Tarasco Jr. and the history of that name in Pachuca.
CMLL (SAT) 08/31/2019 Arena Coliseo
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
2) La Guerrera, La Maligna, La Vaquerita vs Amapola, La Comandante, Reyna Isis
3) Dulce Gardenia vs Misterioso Jr. [lightning]
4) Atlantis Jr., Diamante Azul, Titán vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Místico, Último Guerrero vs Delirious, Kenny King, Luke Hawx, Matt Taven, Mecha Wolf 450, Oráculo [cibernetico]
Even Arena Coliseo gets a Gran Prix. Big Daddy and Jay Briscoe appear to be gone by this point.
CMLL (SUN) 09/01/2019 Arena México
1) Arkalis & Halcón Suriano Jr. vs Cholo & Inquisidor
2) Magia Blanca, Príncipe Diamante, Stigma vs El Coyote, Espíritu Negro, Príncipe Odín Jr.
3) Drone, Dulce Gardenia, Fuego vs Okumura, Sagrado, Virus
4) Valiente vs Vangellys [lightning]
5) Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr. vs Delirious, Kenny King, Matt Taven
6) Dragón Lee, Místico, Rush vs Luke Hawx, Mecha Wolf, Oráculo
Not sure how long the foreigners are staying, but the ROH guys have shows on Thursday so this might be it.
IWRG (SUN) 09/01/2019 Arena Naucalpan
1) Lady Cat, Puma de Oro, Soy Raymunda vs Jessy Ventura, Lilith Dark, Neza Kid
2) Black Dragón, Dinamic Black, Freelance vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Fulgor I, Fulgor II
3) Toxin © vs Dragón Bane [TWE CHAMP]
4) Relámpago, The Tiger, Zumbi vs Ave Fénix, Demonio Infernal, Eterno
5) El Hijo del Medico Asesino © vs Hijo De Alebirje [IWRG JUNIORS]
6) Súper Nova, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Herodes Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan
7) Hijo de Canis Lupus © vs Hechicero [IWRG IC HEAVY]
The title match was set up on Hechicero’s appearance.