IWRG/NOAH, CMLL weekend of foreigners wraps up, Goya Kong leaves AAA

CMLL (SAT) 08/31/2019 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia b Acero & Aéreo
2) Amapola, La Comandante, Reyna Isis b La Guerrera, La Maligna, La Vaquerita
rudas took 2/3.
3) Misterioso Jr. b Dulce Gardenia [lightning]
4) Atlantis Jr., Diamante Azul, Titán b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Místico, Último Guerrero b Delirious, Kenny King, Luke Hawx, Matt Taven, Mecha Wolf 450, Oráculo [cibernetico]
Team Mexico defeated Team Rest of the World, then UG beat Mistico.

Misterioso brags about gettings a singles win while Dulce Gardenia would like a rematch. Ultimo Guerrero talks about a big win in Arena Coliseo, which does not sound truly possible.

CMLL (SUN) 09/01/2019 Arena México [CMLL, Ovaciones]
1) Arkalis & Halcón Suriano Jr. b Cholo & Inquisidor
tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Magia Blanca, Príncipe Diamante, Stigma b El Coyote, Espíritu Negro, Príncipe Odín Jr.
tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Drone, Dulce Gardenia, Fuego b Okumura, Sagrado, Virus
tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Valiente b Vangellys [lightning]
5) Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr. b Delirious, Kenny King, Matt Taven
tecnicos took 2/3. Stuka beat Matt Taven.
6) Dragón Lee, Místico, Rush b Luke Hawx, Mecha Wolf, Oráculo
tecnicos took 1/3.

Valiente does the lightning match victory promo while Diamante Azul, Volador Jr. & Stuka talk about their win, as do the Munoz. There’s also an Orcaulo, Luke Hawx, and Mecha Wolf promo.

The results for the foreigners on this trip

  • lost on Monday in Puebla
  • lost on Tuesday in Guadalajara
  • lost on Friday in Arena Mexico
  • lost on Saturday in Arena Coliseo
  • lost on Sunday in Arena Mexico (two matches)

That’s interesting way to use people you’ve brought in. The foreigners did visit the pyramids. Every foreigner to Mexico City has visited the pyramids but me and now I’m never going to do it just to keep it that way.

Matt Taven says he’ll be back. That would seem to be in doubt if he takes his option to leave Ring of Honor, though I guess he doesn’t say he’ll be back in CMLL.

IWRG (SUN) 09/01/2019 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Canibal Jr., Jessy Ventura, Neza Kid b Lady Cat, Puma de Oro, Soy Raymunda Jessie Ventura, Neza Kid y Caníbal Jr vs Lady Cat, Puma de Oro y Soy Raymunda (posted by Estrellas del Ring) Luchas IWRG (posted by Internetv Deportes)
Jessy Ventura replaced Lilith Dark (injury)
2) Black Dragón, Dinamic Black, Freelance b Apolo Estrada Jr., Fulgor I, Fulgor II Black Dragón, Freelance y Dinamick Black vs Apolo Estrada Jr y los Fulgores I y II (posted by Estrellas del Ring) Luchas IWRG (posted by Internetv Deportes)
3) Toxin © b Dragón Bane [TWE CHAMP] Luchas IWRG (posted by Internetv Deportes) Toxin (c) vs Dragón Bane (r)  CAMPEONATO CRUCERO NOBA en la Arena Naucalpan (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Toxin wants a shot at Dragon Bane’s title and a mask match
4) Ave Fénix, Demonio Infernal, Eterno b Relámpago, The Tiger, Zumbi Eterno, Demonio Infernal y Ave Rex vs Relámpago, The Tiger y Zumbi (posted by Estrellas del Ring) Luchas IWRG (posted by Internetv Deportes)
Ave Fenix remains unbeaten.
5) El Hijo del Medico Asesino © b Hijo del Alebrije [IWRG JUNIORSHijo del Medico Asesino (c) vs Hijo del Alebrije (r) CAMPEONATO JUNIOR DE JUNIORS IWRG (posted by Estrellas del Ring) Luchas IWRG (posted by Internetv Deportes)
6) Herodes Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan b Súper Nova, Trauma I, Trauma II Luchas IWRG (posted by Internetv Deportes) Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Pirata Morgan y Herodes Jr vs Los Traumas I y II con Super Nova (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
7) Hijo de Canis Lupus © DQ Hechicero [IWRG IC HEAVYHijo de Canis Lupus (c) vs Hechicero (r) CAMPEONATO DE PESO COMPLETO IWRG (posted by Estrellas del Ring) Luchas IWRG (posted by Internetv Deportes)
Hechicero was about to win but accidentally unmasked Canis Lupus. The secondary referee (after the first one was taken out by a dive) called the DQ.

Dragon Bane & Hijo de Canis Lupus are going to NOAH in November. This part of a new partnership between IWRG & NOAH. I believe it was first announced on IWRG’s Revolucionarios en Accion talk show Sunday (22:50). Nosawa is apparently the booker of NOAH now (I had no idea! how weird!) and so that’s who the deal was made with. Nosawa is also now vice president of IWRG Japan and there will be a November press conference to set up PALL Japan. I’m not really sure what any of that part means in practice except the Morenos are really serious about this PALL alliance. I don’t understand the endpoint but the road to wherever this is all going has Dragon Bane & Hijo de Canis Lupus debuting in NOAH sometime in November and IWRG trainees coming to IWRG for six month training stints in the future. NOAH previously had a vague alliance with AAA, though that was multiple ownerships and bookers in the past by now.

LA Park & Blue Demon Jr. defeated Psycho Clown & Dr. Wagner Junior via DQ (foul) in Arnea Lopez Mateos. The building looked pack. Karis La Momia Jr. & Hijo del Silver King had their official debuts (though it’s possible they may have wrested on previously.) Karis La Momia Jr. has been given an introduction as La Parka’s son, though there’s no real info on the new Silver King. Previous “Silver King Jr.”s were not actually sons of Silver King so I’m not sure confident this is one is a real son.

The Guerrera beat the Octagons in the main event of the (Juventud Guerrera-promoted) Super X show. A Dragon Bane/Aramis match was advertised but doesn’t appear in the +LuchaTV results.

On Sunday, Bandido beat Flamita in the Lucha Libre Vanguardia/Dragon Gate Mexico debut show. It looked like it drew well, so there might be a second show. The Jimmy/Aramis match didn’t happen, with Aramis beating Low Rider & Kalibus instead.

In Guadalajara, Leon Blanco unmasked Neutron in their main event, as part of a continuing mask feud. That’s probably their 09/16 main event. The arena is teasing some announcement about their Sunday shows.

Fenix & Pentagon Jr. won the AAA World Tag Team Championship back at AEW’s All Out from the Young Bucks in a ladder match. The match was good, you really should go see it. After the show, the Bucks announced that’d be it for the AAA titles in AEW, as they’d solely be focusing on their own championships in that promotion. The AAA tag titles were always just something to get AEW thru pre-TV PPVs while helping the alliance between two promotions. I’m not sure what happens to the AAA Tag Team titles next; the idea seems to be that Fenix & Penta will be around AAA more, but we’ll have to wait to see if that occurs. Even if they are around, AAA is never in a hurry to book title matches.

Faby Apache was also in the Women’s Casino Battle Royal to open the show, though she was quickly eliminated. It was symbolic significant to include one of the best women wrestlers in Mexico and the world over the last decade and a half in the crowning of a promotion’s first-ever women’s champion. At the same time, I don’t think anyone who didn’t already knew who Faby Apache learned anything about her from her AEW appearance. That’s true for a lot of AEW acts though. (I think Chris DeJoseph had a good point, though he presented in a way that no one was going to agree with him. And I’m not sure anyone is going to agree with me either so moving right along.)

Goya Kong announced she is leaving AAA in a YouTube video. She’s thankful for to AAA and is just looking for other experiences as an independent. Goya Kong had joined AAA from CMLL in 2016 but had not been used on AAA TV in 21 months. She suffered a bad looking leg injury on the final taping of TV taping of 2017 and did not wrestle again until the very end of July 2018. By that point, Konnan had replaced Vampiro in AAA and Goya does not appear to have fit in his vision of the women’s division. She has been working AAA spot shows for the last year. As long as I’ve been following AAA, there’s always a group of extra people who rarely get used on TV but still work fairly frequently. It’s gone from “rarely” to “pretty much never” this year as AAA has focused more on a smaller group of people, and those extra people seem to be deciding to take their chances as an independent talent rather than work the AAA shows. It’s unlikely CMLL would be open to bringing her back given the recent history between the Alvarados & that promotion.

Astral talks about his own departure from CMLL in El Grafico. He felt he did what they wanted but they didn’t give him an opportunity to advance and he had to move on. On the other hand, going to the independents feels like starting from scratch, trying to make his name all over again in front of a crowd who doesn’t even know he left CMLL.

A documentary on Perro Aguayo is expected to be released in the first half of 2020. This interview says it has been in process for a year and a half, so it’s not just a reaction to him passing away; I guess the bit that aired during TripleMania was a bit of a teaser.

Estadio Deportes has a story on CMLL edecan Yazmin that’s actually just “here are some photos of Yazmin from Instagram we liked.”

LuchaWorld has Sunday’s news update and this week’s Poster-Mania.


CMLL (TUE) 09/03/2019 Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Eléctrico, Halcón Suriano Jr., Oro Jr. vs Espanto Jr., Hijo del Signo, Nitro
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr. vs Dark Magic, Misterioso, Vangellys
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Pólvora [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Flyer vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
6) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Cuatrero, Terrible

This didn’t show up until recently and the show is happening tomorrow so maybe we can just talk about it then.

CMLL (TUE) 09/03/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Fugaz, Johnny Dinamo, Rielero vs Maléfico, Paymon, Sádico
2) Magnum, Sonic, Súper Astro Jr. vs Cholo, El Coyote, Guerrero de la Muerte
3) La Jarochita, Marcela, Silueta vs Amapola, La Metálica, Tiffany
4) Diamante Azul, Kráneo, Volcano vs Forastero, Negro Casas, Sansón
5) Dragón Lee, Místico, Rush vs Gran Guerrero, Mecha Wolf 450, Último Guerrero

Silueta getting a hometown booking. Cholo going all the way to Guadalajara for some reason. Mecha Wolf being listed here fits that he was supposed to be on Friday’s show. Now that he’s not, this may change.

CMLL (FRI) 09/06/2019 Arena México
1) Shockercito & Último Dragóncito vs Pequeño Violencia & Pierrothito
2) Magia Blanca, Príncipe Diamante, Star Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Tiger
3) El Audaz, Soberano Jr., Titán vs El Hijo del Villano III, Templario, Virus
4) Diamante Azul vs Euforia [Copa 78 Aniversario del Diario ESTO]
a one fall match
5) Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero vs Big Daddy, Ciber the Main Man, Gilbert el Boricua
6) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Místico vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón

I don’t know what the fine people at ESTO did to deserve that match but I’m sure they’re sorry. I’m sorry about the semi-main already.

CMLL (SAT) 09/07/2019 Arena Coliseo
1) Fantasy & Kaligua vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Retro, Robin, Sangre Imperial vs Inquisidor, Príncipe Odín Jr., Yago
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Rey Cometa vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Vangellys
4) Fuego vs Disturbio [lightning]
5) Kráneo, Soberano Jr., Volcano vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
6) Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Diamante Azul vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Atlantis Jr. is the best guy on his team.

CMLL (SUN) 09/08/2019 Arena México
1) Bengala & Leono vs Espíritu Negro & Grako
2) La Guerrera, La Magnifica, Sanely vs Dalys, La Comandante, La Seductora
3) Flyer, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Disturbio, Olímpico, Universo 2000 Jr.
4) Dulce Gardenia vs Misterioso [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Valiente vs Felino, La Bestia Del Ring, Terrible
6) Diamante Azul, Dragón Lee, Místico vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

Dulce asked for a rematch and is getting one directly. Magnifica is back though now as a tecnica.

Mexa Wrestling , BELLO (SAT) 09/14/2019 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Sobredosis & Torito Negro vs Baby Star & Calibus and Sherkhan & Zika
2) Príncipe Aéreo & Puma de Oro vs Astrolux & Freelance
3) Black Fury, Guerrera Isis, Morgana vs Cinthia Moreno, Hahastary, Hija De La Gatubela
4) Black Terry, Centvrión, Fly Warrior vs Hijo Del Rey Pantera (Veracruz), Rey Pantera (Veracruz), Slayer (Veracruz)
5) Herodes Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Sangre Chicana Jr. vs Ciclón Ramírez Jr., Súper Nova, Último Legendario
6) Hijo del Fishman, Rocky Santana, Romano García vs Fly Star, Toxin, Wotan
7) El Bandido vs Emperador AztecaMr. IguanaArez

Much of this show is Not For Me but the main event four way looks fun. BELLO is a Xalapa group, as you might be able to tell from the fourth match.

PWM (SUN) 09/22/2019 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Baby Xtreme, Dulce Kanela, Mr. Iguana vs Astrolux, Iron Kid (Estado de México), Komander
2) Ayako Hamada & Tessa Blanchard vs Chik Tormenta & Scarlett Bordeaux
3) Divo & Toxin (Estado de México) vs La Parka Jr. & Rey Tritón
4) Crazy Boy & Crazy King vs Byron & Kaientai
5) Ortiz (Lax) & Santana (Lax) vs Flamita & Jack Evans
6) LA Park & Psicosis I vs Daga & Killer Kross

The full card. Ortiz & Santana debuted in AEW, so their Mexico matches are probably just this and the AAA one before they’re occupied elsewhere.