Misticos defeat NGD, ROH/CMLL weekend, AAA in NY matches, AAA back on Twitch Sunday

Star Jr.

CMLL (FRI) 09/06/2019 Arena México [CMLL, ESTOLucha CentralMarcaNotimexOvacionesR de RudoThe Gladiatoresthecubsfan]
1) Shockercito & Último Dragóncito b Pequeño Violencia & Pierrothito LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 6 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Cancerbero, Raziel, Tiger b Magia Blanca, Príncipe Diamante, Star Jr. LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 6 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
15:58. Rudos took 1/3.
3) El Audaz, Soberano Jr., Titán b El Hijo del Villano III, Mecha Wolf 450, Virus LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 6 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
19:09. Tecnicos took 1/3. Mecha Wolf replaced Templario on Wednesday
4) Diamante Azul b Euforia [Copa 78 Aniversario del Diario ESTO] LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 6 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
8:10. Diamante Azul submitted Euforia in a one fall match.
5) Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero b Big Daddy, Ciber the Main Man, Gilbert el Boricua LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 6 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
8:09. Straight falls. Ciber rolled up UG clean after a foul on Negro Casas.
6) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Místico b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 6 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
12:56. Tecnicos took 1/3.

CMLL promos include

Media interviews with

  • Mecha Wolf, who’d like to return to CMLL (Box Y Lucha)
  • Big Daddy & Ciber, who say they’ll work together in the cage match (Box Y Lucha, +LuchaTV)
  • NGD (Box Y Lucha, +LuchaTV)
  • Dragon Lee & Mistico (Box Y Lucha,+LuchaTV)
    • You can tell Dragon Lee & Mistico would really like to be teaming in the title match and do not understand why they’re not. That’s fair, no one else does either.

Tercera and main event were good and two good Friday night matches is better than usual. The cage match build is more of a boring mess than actively bad, an improvement. I still didn’t feel like I liked the show all that much.

Dragon Rojo was back commentating for the Televisa broadcast. He remains on a very long road to returning to the ring.

some results from ROH in Dearborn last night

  • Rush beat Triton
  • Villian Enterprise (Marty Scurll, Flip Gordon, PCO, Brody King) beat Okumura, Rey Bucanero, Hechicero, Barbaro Cavernario
  • Volador Jr. & Stuka Jr. beat Matt Taven & Vincent Marseglia
  • Bandido beat Jay Briscoe

Bandido/Jay Briscoe was really good. Somehow the post match led to Matt Taven & Rush facing off, which also doesn’t say much for Volador’s chances today. The Atomicos wasn’t a great fit but it did get over in the end. I think Stuka & Triton getting switched around happened for the obvious “Triton is finishing up” reasons.

tonight at ROH in Chicago (Villa Park), 7 pm CT start on Honor Club

  • Matt Taven (c) vs Volador Jr. for the Ring of Honor championship
  • Barbaro Cavernario vs Rush
  • Jeff Cobb, Jay Lethal, Jonathan Greshman vs Caristico, Stuka Jr. and Triton
  • Silas Young & Josh Woods vs PJ Black & Okumura
  • Lifeblood (Mark Haskins, Bandido, Tracy Williams) vs Villano Enterprises (Flip Gordon, PCO, Brody King)
  • The Briscoes vs The Bouncers vs Rey Bucanero & Hechicero

Everyone would be shocked if Volador actually won but that still should be a good match. Cavernario should get in more than Triton did.

tomorrow at ROH in Milwaukee, 5 pm start on Honor Club

  • Lifeblood (Mark Haskins, Bandido, Tracy Williams) vs The Briscoes & Barbaro Cavernario
  • Triton vs PJ Black vs Flip Gordon
  • Caristico, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr. vs Okumura, Hechicero and Rey Bucanero
  • Rush & Jeff Cobb vs the Kingdom

I was thinking about going to this one before I remembered AAA had it’s only TV taping of the month on the same day.

AAA returns to Twitch Sunday night from Puebla. The stream start time is 6:30, so figure on matches a little bit after. The lineup is here, the lineup is always subject to change. Dr. Wagner Jr. has been added to the show, Hijo del Vikingo is off the show, LAX are in for the show, Latigo is off in China for OWE by now but is still listed. It’s a good group of wrestlers no matter where they end up using them.

There are three surprise luchadors listed. One is planned to be Abismo Negro Jr. The others are also expected to be old gimmicks coming back with new people underneath them, with AAA working under the idea that they’re not going to push the wrestlers who’ve been in prelim roles until they have a gimmick AAA owns. Anyone you see doing a new version of an old gimmick is someone you’ve seen on AAA shows recently. Octagon and Hijo del Octagon seem to believe one of those characters to return will be a new Octagon and have already put up a video statement against it. Sunday’s going to be interesting to see the reactions both live and on social media.

Lucha Central has a preview of the show.

AAA announced two new matches for the 09/15 New York show

  • Cain Velasquez, Brian Cage, Psycho Clown vs Rey Escorpion, Texano Jr., Terrible, Taurus
  • Lucha Brothers vs LAX for the AAA Tag Team Championship

The matches were announced timed with Velasquez in New York doing some work to promote the show. A press release, which referred to someone called Scorpion King, mentioned there are seven matches on the card. It’s AAA and this show so everything is subject to change, but that means we’re missing three more matches to go with these and the Demon/Wagner & Taya/Tessa matches previously announced. I am hesitant to guess on anything related to this show but it would make sense if they were announced during Sunday’s Twitch show.

The Velasquez match is his match from TripleMania with Cage dropped into Cody’s spot and Escorpion in for Killer Kross, who may be blocked off the show. Lucha Brothers vs LAX was a long Impact feud from earlier this year. I think they’re good matches for the ticket sales but this is now a card all of rematches. It remains a hard sell as a $30 PPV. (I suspect though that PPV may only exist to help cover the costs for recording this for Azteca.)

AAA posted their new video ad roughly two dozen times on social media yesterday. It’s a big deal to them. I’m not sure it’s actually a big deal.

Other notable shows this weekend.


  • The Crash returns from a bit of a hiatus. Tonight’s show is billed as guests from Fight Club Pro, though the bigger names are more recognizable now as from NXT UK. Tyler Bate, Trent Seven and Travis Banks take on Reblion Amarilla’s Bestia 666, Mecha Wolf and Rey Horus. Semi-main has Cuatrero & Sanson vs Los Traumas.
  • MDA runs in Saltillo with a Lucha Brothers vs Jack Evans/Laredo Kid main event and Dragon Bane vs Aramis. Bigger shows from here tend to turn up on the Estrellas del Ring channel.
  • The AAA NY show is not the only high profile lucha libre show in New York this weekend. There’s a show featuring CMLL talent tonight in Brooklyn, though the exact people involved has changed around a bit with some of those names pulled to ROH instead.
  • CMLL has a regular Arena Coliseo show.


  • MDA comes to Naucalpan, this time with Jack Evans & Pagano vs Penta & Fenix and Argenis vs Aeroboy vs Dragon Bane. Star time is at 6 pm and there’s always a chance this could turn up on the InternetTV/AYM Sports YouTube page airing live.
  • CMLL has a regular Arena Mexico show.

Puma King lost the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship in his last DDT match today. Then he won it back after the match because it’s defended under 24/7 rules. Puma says he’s taking it to Mexico and the US so a lot of other people are likely to win.

Referee El Popo passed away Friday.

The Nuestra Lucha series that focused on the life of Mexican luchadors is getting a second season and planning to go the US and Japan to show wrestling there.

LuchaWorld has a new podcast up.

CMLL on Marca: 2019-09-06

Tiger has enough of the headscissors

Recapped: 09/06/2019


Shockercito & Último Dragóncito beat Pequeño Violencia & Pierrothito
(10:55 [5:01, 2:58, 2:56], 2/3, ok)

Cancerbero, Raziel, Tiger beat Magia Blanca, Príncipe Diamante, Star Jr.
(15:58 [6:34, 3:30, 5:54], 1/3, ok)

El Audaz, Soberano Jr., Titán beat El Hijo del Villano III, Mecha Wolf 450, Virus
(19:09 [4:03, 6:21, 8:45], 1/3, good)

Diamante Azul beat Euforia for the Copa 78 Aniversario del Diario ESTO
(8:10, camel clutch, ok)

Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero vs Big Daddy, Ciber the Main Man, Gilbert el Boricua
(8:09 [2:59, 5:10], 1/2, ok)

Carístico, Dragón Lee, Místico beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
(12:56 [2:50, 2:54, 7:12], 1/3, good)

What happened:

neither I nor the camera were ready for this dive

Caristico, Mistico & NGD talked about the trios title match after the main event.

In the second fall of the semi-main, Big Daddy fouled Negro Casas, UG clotheslined him and Gilbert, then Ciber rolled up UG clean for the straight fall win.

Diamante Azul got a trophy.


The main event was the best match on the show while at no attempt to mix it up. If you’ve seen the usual weekly stuff of the tecnicos and NGD, they mashed together in the way they usually do. This was more of a direct set up to the trios title match than usual, and perhaps that’s why Dragon Lee felt more downplayed than usual. That title match should be the noteworthy match, this is just the consistent if too predictable time prior to it.

They’re making the Ciber matches quick, though they’re still not good. They’re just bad for less time. Big Daddy fits the profile of the usual high profile foreigner in CMLL: energetic, wants to do stuff, has absolutely no idea what’s going on. He can talk, though I’m not sure that talking in English is working with for Mexican fans and tourists. The cage match seems headed to being sufficiently mediocre, the standard CMLL seems to aspire to at the moment.

Titan tope

Diamante Azul carrying so much weight really caught up to him when he tried the ramp clothesline. He clipped the ropes but still made it over. That was maybe the only way he was really over here. The match was a basic Diamante Azul showcase, with Euforia getting to kick out of a few things to keep the match going for a while. He did his best. Azul did the same sloppy performance seen from him all year.

Soberano has a big brace on this right shoulder and these are the only rudos willing to go after it. Give credit to Virus for starting the attack. They got a lot of time and there was a lot of action, though it didn’t really build in a huge way. Mecha Wolf fit in fine with these guys. Audaz had some big dives that make you wish he had more to actually do here.


Magia Blanca, Principe Diamante, and Star Jr. are all tecnicos equally lost in the second/third level mix. Star Jr. easily outpaced the other two in this match, pulling off the best high spots in this match. Magia Blanca doesn’t do much post-injury and Principe Diamante wasn’t impressive. Raziel & Cancerbero are better than Espanto & Signo, which is saying very little except Espanto & Signo are still booked higher than them for some reason.

The opener was competent if not a lot more. Shockercito, Ultimo Dragoncito, and Pierrothito are the long-time veterans getting to have a Friday night match. Hasn’t happened much for them lately, may not happen much more, but they didn’t make anything of it. Neither should we.