lucha TV preview for weekend of September 27th, 2019

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I started to do this last Wednesday, decided to put it off with the idea I’d do it Thursday night after I got back from BOLA, didn’t get anything done Thursday night. I’m trying to remember where I ended up Thursday night and I’m not entirely sure!

Anyway, this week, CMLL Aniversario will be on HonorClub (also viewable via FITE) as part of ROH’s $10/month subscription. Gonna make this point again tomorrow, but please go in with the knowledge you’re paying $10 specifically and only for the benefit of seeing it live. CMLL will probably put up for free this weekend, like they do with their Friday night shows every other week.

ROH’s show is scheduled to start an hour before, with a pre-show match prior to that. Rush/Taven may happen midway thru the CMLL show.

Nacion Lucha Libre still exists and we all may find out what matches actually happen at the same time (if/whenever HVS uploads them.)

I’d guess the Cain Velasquez trios match goes up on AAA’s YouTube this week and Demon/Wagner next week, but that’s a total guess.

Metalica replaces Marcela (ankle) on Aniverasrio, Laredo/Myzteziz on Exatlon

There is an additional change to the CMLL Aniversario show. Marcela is off the show and off all shows for at least two months due to a fractured ankle. Metalica will instead defend her national championship against Dalys tomorrow.

Marcela was on CMLL Informa explaining the situation. Marcela believed she suffered the injury on a sponsored show on a day before she left for Japan. She continued to wrestle on it and didn’t get it checked out until this past Sunday. She’ll be getting a brace on it today. If the injury had gotten worse, she could’ve been out for a full year, so Marcela had no choice except to tearfully give up her match. Two months is the hoped recovery time but it didn’t seem certain.

Marcela remains the CMLL’s Women’s Champion, though it was noted that could still change (probably depending on how the recovery goes.) Dalys is from Panama, but the concept is she’s been in Mexico long enough be considered Mexican and so eligible for their national championships. She’d previously challenged for this title in 2014 against Estrellita. Dalys was surely defeating Marcela for the women’s championship on Friday. Dalys is surely beating Metalica every other occasion. The only reason Dalys might lose this time is if there’s a concern winning the national title would prevent her from winning the world title when Marcela returns. Dalys might just win everything. She does already.

Ultimo Guerrero retained the CMLL Heavyweight Championship Wednesday night in San Luis Potosi. The show doesn’t look to have drawn well with that as the main feud on the show, though CMLL spot shows have generally not drawn well. The top match was actually announced as Voaldor & Caristico vs Dragon Lee & Mistico. Terrible stepped in for Dragon Lee, who seems to have been pulled from this show as well. I think it’s possible Dragon Lee will end up on ROH’s show on Friday now, but he wasn’t off Tuesday & Wednesday shows because of ROH.

Rush is launching a YouTube channel on Monday.

La Presna interviewed Chamuel at the Wednesday interview session. They thought they were talking to Microman, which makes for some weird quotes. In Reporte Indigo’s interview, Microman says he looks at tomorrow’s match not just as an apuesta match, but a chance to prove the micros deserve more. His goals include a Micro Universal tournament and their own championship. Microman notes his feud with Chamuel is the most popular rivalry going into the Aniversario. In an interview with +Lucha, Microman mentions he was originally training to become the new KeMonito before they decided to let him wrestle.

Laredo Kid & Myzteziz Jr. finally turned up on Exatlon Mexico. Technically, they only appeared in a “debuting tomorrow” trailer, but they’re part of the cast on opposing teams.

If you avoided this subject last year, Exatlon tends to eliminate people on Friday nights, so that’ll be the day to pay attention to if you just care about when these guys return. The show does tape at least a week in advance, but it took Dragon Lee a couple of weeks to get back into wrestling shape when he was eliminated (due to injury.) We’ll have an idea when they might return if/when they get eliminated, but it’ll still be a wait. The end date of Exatlon is not known in advance – there’s seems to be a bit more making it up as they go for Mexican reality TV. Last year’s season started about the same time as this one and ended in February.

Barbaro Cavernario will be part of RevPro’s British J Cup on 11/24 in the UK. RevPro is NJPW’s ally in the UK, so probably not a problem for Cavernario to be involved. CMLL might even post a photo of it. Flamita & Bandido participated last year, when it was a multi-day tournament.

Guadalajara’s Star Black is out a couple of months with a tibia break. A video clip indicates he hurt it on a tornillo the floor, though the injury isn’t evident in the clip. Ring Tapatio spotted this first.

Vampiro’s next Lucha Fight Club Las Vegas show is 11/01. They’re just running one show this time, instead of the three shows they tried the previous run.

Johnny Mundo is returning to WWE. Mundo’s last date in Mexico was the Pro Wrestling Mexico show on 07/21. He was originally announced for the AAA InvadingNY show back in March, and presumably didn’t appear due to getting his knees worked in preparation for his next move. He’d pretty much stopped appearing in Mexico after the fourth season of Lucha Underground wrapped (and obviously is out of contract there, along with everyone else.)

Taya is believed to be under contract to Impact thru 2019, so the Mundo news does not immediately affect the Reina de Reinas status. Taya’s not on any of the three AAA Mexico shows in October. She figures to be on the InvadingLA card, should that show ever have a lineup. She’ll probably also be on the 12/14 Guerra de Titanes card, which would be the time to do a title change if AAA feels they need to do one.

RIOT’s “420” show on 11/02

Dave the Clown says he was paid only 60 pesos ($3 USD) for his first match. Still too high.

LuchaTalk has the latest edition of the podcast.


IWRG (SUN) 09/29/2019 Arena Naucalpan
1) Cheff Benito vs Neza Kid
2) Atomic Star, Auzter, Puma de Oro vs Dragón Fly, Marado, Mosca
3) Alas de Oro, Alas De Plata, Dick Angelo Jr. vs Ángel Tormenta, Canibal Jr., Death Metal
4) Herodes Jr. & Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs El Hijo del Medico Asesino & Warrior Jr.
5) Black Terry, Dinamic Black, Eragón, Lunatic Extreme vs Ave Rex, Hip Hop Man, Karaoui, Zumbi
6) Hijo De Dos Caras, Imposible, Súpernova vs Dragón Bane, Hijo de Canis Lupus, Pirata Morgan
7) Fresero Jr. vs Demonio Infernal © [IWRG Rey del Ring]
2nd defense

The main event is going to have a lot of hard contact. Dragon Bane, Hijo de Canis Lupus and Pirata Morgan is some team.

AAA TV (SAT) 10/26/2019 Domvs Zina, San Miguel Zinacantepec, Estado de México
1) ? vs Mini Psycho ClownDinastía ©Demus????? [AAA MINI]
first defense
2) Bengala, Big Mami, Mr. Iguana vs Keyra, Lady Maravilla, Último Maldito
3) Máximo, Niño Hamburguesa, Octagón Jr. vs Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana
4) Drago, Murder Clown, Puma King vs Abismo Negro Jr., Súper Fly, Texano Jr.
5) Pagano, Pentagón Jr., Psycho Clown vs Averno, Chessman, Rey Escorpión

This is about 20 minutes west of Toluca by the usual promoters there (so maybe they couldn’t find a venue in town?) A minis championships match is a nice bonus, though the rest of this doesn’t immediately stick out as notable. It’ll also be the fourth stream in four weeks, including the LA show, so I could see people skipping out on this one.

Ultimo Maldito as Ultimo Maldito is interesting; he seemed certain to be regimmicked if his brother was changed over to being Bengala. Maybe he still will be by the time this match goes on. These aren’t always in sync. I assume the Octagoncito on Heroes Inmortales is one of the mystery wrestlers here. The La Parkita Negra, who hasn’t been seen on TV in months, also has popped back up on spot shows.