Principe Diamante vs Espiritu Negro (really) in CMLL, a good Lucha Capital tonight?


CMLL (TUE) 11/12/2019 Arena México [CMLL, Lucha Central, thecubsfan]
1) Angelito & Shockercito b Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 12 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
13:01. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Metatrón, Oro Jr., Príncipe Diamante DQ Akuma, Espíritu Negro, Nitro LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 12 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
9:24. Tecnicos took straight falls, the last when Espiritu Negro unmasked Principe Diamante.
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Fuego b Dark Magic, Disturbio, Pólvora LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 12 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
12:01. Tecnicos took 1/3.
6:46. Vangellys won via spear, though Esfinge kicked out at 3.
5) Felino, Rey Bucanero, Terrible b Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 12 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
17:16. Rudos took 1/3.
6) Carístico, Titán, Valiente b Cavernario, Negro Casas, Templario LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 12 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
15:58. Tecnicos took 2/3.

Vangellys talks about the win. Esfinge kicked out just at three, though I think his intention might have been to kick out a 3.01 and Pompin just is so slow. Everyone reacted like that was meant to be the result, which may or may not be true but at least seemed more professional than usual.

Espiritu Negro & Principe Diamante fits the model of a CMLL prelim feud starting around this time and finishing during the winter holidays. Espiritu Negro seemed into it; he’d be the favorite to be unmasked if no one else gets involved.

CMLL (TUE) 11/12/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Joker, Sádico, Vaquero Jr. b Crixus, Luminoso, Paladin
rudos (La Mafia) took falls 2/3
2) Cancerbero, Exterminador, Raziel b Johnny Dinamo, Magnus, Principe Daniel
Johnny Dinamo replaced Magia Blanca (injury?) earlier in the day. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Amapola, Dalys, La Infernal b La Magnifica, Shoko Nakajima, Silueta
rudas took 2/3
4) Kráneo, Místico, Niebla Roja b Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Último Guerrero
Volador Jr. & Mistico replaced Angel de Oro (moved up) and Diamante Azul (injury). Mephisto replaced Euforia (moved up). Kraneo then replaced Volador. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Euforia b Ángel de Oro
replaced a Fugaz, Kráneo, Stuka Jr. vs Hechicero, Máscara Año 2000, Mephisto match. Euforia won in straight falls.

A situation where CMLL knew the original card wasn’t going to happen but didn’t get up a new lineup until a few hours before the show (and even then had Volador on the lineup.) Magia Blanca hasn’t been mentioned as hurt, he just hasn’t been seen since grabbing his knee against Nitro last Tuesday so it seems a safe guess. Two fall singles matches are rare in CMLL, and a tecnico losing cleanly is strange. I might have to check that out (if I can record it) to see if something happened.

Lucha Capital is into the second half of this year’s season tonight. It also looks like the best lineup of the second round of this tournament. The men’s three-way matches will include Hijo del Vikingo, Taurus, Flamita, Carta Brava, Psycho Clown, Mr. Iguna, Super Fly, Villano III Jr., and Mamba. There are at least two really good triangle matches in there if not all three. The women’s match is La Hiedra vs Hades vs Lady Shani. They aren’t as acclaimed as the three women last week but might work together better. (It’s tough to have less chemistry than the Apache/Keyra/Ayako match last week.)

The tournament also is far enough along that some of the teams will be eliminated if they don’t pick up a point, though it doesn’t seem like anyone’s really invested in that part of the format. AAA has done a good job of keeping viewers updated about the standings, the wins and losses just haven’t felt important to this point. Tonight’s show starts at 9 pm on Facebook.

12/06 EMW in Auditorio de Tijuana

Agustin Martinez Rivera, the owner of Arena Xalapa, passed away. He was 91. A funeral service was held in the arena. The original article mentions he had not been seen much lately, so I suspect someone else has been in charge of the building for a while. There’s a lot of small lucha buildings in the area – it’s up there with Ciudad Juarez as places with so many shows a weekend – but Arena Xalapa is still the main arena in the area, the place AAA uses to run TV, and would be a loss to the local scene if it ended up with people who didn’t want wrestling.

Segunda Caida writes about the Ministeriales MexaWrestling match.

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.


MexaWrestling (SAT) 11/16/2019 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Energy vs Sky BlueEragón Kid
2) Chaman Jr. & Demon Boy vs Lucero Negro & Toro Negro II
3) Noycy Boy vs Spider FlyÁguila OrientalVoltrexRey Halcón
4) Fly Warrior, Príncipe Aéreo, Puma de Oro vs Canival, Mike, Teelo
5) Diva Salvaje vs Sobredosis
6) Baby Star Jr. & Hahastary vs Hija De Gatubela & Séptimo Dragón and Lunatic Xtreme & Mary Caporal
7) Centvrión vs Dinamic BlackImposibleFreelance
8) Toxin vs Lady Flammer

Full card for the show this weekend. The guys who impressed last show are split among match 3 & 4.

IWRG (SUN) 11/24/2019 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dick Angelo 3G & Neza Kid vs Auzter & Shadow Boy
2) Avisman vs Fulgor I
3) Big Chico Che, Big Mike, Big Ovett vs Ángel Tormenta, Ave Rex, Hip Hop Man
4) Fresero Jr. vs Demonio Infernal [super libre]
5) Trauma I vs Imposible
6) Toxin vs Dragón BanePuma de OroLunatik Xtreme
7) Hijo de Canis Lupus © vs Trauma I [IWRG IC HEAVY]
4th defense

Fresero & Demonio Infernal will have a super libre match this week and a hair match next week. The main event title match should be hard hitting.

CMLL Mexico: 2019-11-05

not the best plan by Grako

Recapped: 11/07/2019


Angelito & Fantasy beat Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Universo 2000
(12:10 [5:33, 2:44, 3:53], 2/3, below average, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Eléctrico, Oro Jr., Súper Astro Jr. beat Grako, Inquisidor, Príncipe Odín Jr.
(13:59 [6:39, 3:35, 3:45], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Nitro beat Magia Blanca in a lightning match
(7:11, piledriver, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Blue Panther, Kráneo, Volcano beat Felino, Hechicero, Okumura
(15:16 [5:09, 5:35, 4:32], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Stuka Jr. © beat Rey Bucanero for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship
(15:14, 1/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL

  1. Stuka suplex (2:39)
  2. Rey Bucanero headscissors (1:40)
  3. Stuka torpedo splash (10:55)

Místico, Star Jr., Titán beat Mephisto, Templario, Terrible
(12:07 [5:13, 6:54], 1/2 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened: 

Templario unmasked Star Jr. for the DQ, an act of no meaning with the two not scheduled to face the following week or ever.



The main event was the two fall version of the usual hot Tuesday main event, rudos taking control just long enough to heat up those tecnico comebacks. Terrible works well in this, fearsome enough to the good guys that their moves feel like they mean something when they finally take him down. Teasing Star Jr./Templario with no follow up is cruelty though perhaps not intentional; intent implies purpose into booking where none is apparent.

Stuka & Rey Bucanero went for big spots and nothing in between, which was probably the best bet for something good out of Bucanero. He is willing to destroy himself a few ways to make it exciting, and Stuka is good who’s mostly about his signature offense anyway. It was a spectacular highlight show that was off at times, especially early. The last-minute of the first fall was one issue after another: Stuka walking around outside after his rebound armdrag spot went wrong, then Metalico not counting three on the intended neckbreaker finish, and an awkward suplex to finish it. It got smoother as they went along, though it’s easier when it’s just everyone standing for one spot, a rest break, and another spot. They made a lot out of a few things.

Magia Blanca got nothing in but dives, hurt his knee catching a Nitro dive (?!), and walked to limp into Nitro’s finish. It was not much unless you like a lot of Nitro. It was not a good showcase for Magia Blanca but a match with Nitro was never going to be one.

The Electrico run in the third fall included Principe Odin losing him on a headscissors, Grako getting lost in their sequence, and a great spot requiring the coordination of three different people. They’re not really consistent or good enough in the segunda. They are getting a good reaction, the tourist reacting to the novelty of it early before the middle of the card wears them out.

Angelito was actively bad in the opener. It seemed like maybe the people he was working with at first, but he was terrible on his complicated moonsault finish. Not sure what was going on here.

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