Forastero/Caristico tonight, IWRG, Skywalker

IWRG (SUN) 12/15/2019 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Legendario & Puma de Oro b Dick Angelo 3G & Kamikaze Dick Angelo 3G y Kamikaze vs Legendario y Puma de Oro desde la Arena Naucalpan (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
2) Alas de Oro & Alas De Plata b Avisman & Fulgor I Alas de Oro y Alas de Plata vs Avisman y Fulgor I desde la Arena Naucalpan en Revolución 57 (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
3) Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro, Toxin DQ Jessy Ventura, Pasion Kristal, Soy Raymunda Pasión Cristal, Jessie Ventura y Raymunda vs Oficiales AK 47, Fierro y Toxin desde la ArenaNaucalpan (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
AK47 faked a foul
4) Big Chico Che, Big Mike, Big Ovett b Capo del Norte, Capo del Sur, Fresero Jr. Big Stripers, Big Ovet, Big Mike y Big Chicho Che vs Fresero Jr y los Capos del Norte y Sur en IWRG (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Capos attacked Fresero with Demonio Infernal making the save and those two setting up a team.
5) Hijo de LA Park & LA Park Jr. b Trauma I & Trauma II and Dragón Bane & Hijo de Canis Lupus L.A Park Jr e Hijo de L.A Park vs Hijo de Canis Lupus y Dragón Bane vs Traumas I y II (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Traumas were eliminated first, then Hijo de LA Park took Canis’ mask and pinned him.
6) Canek b Rayo de Jalisco Jr.Máscara Sagrada Canek vs Rayo de Jalisco Jr vs Máscara Sagrada con Revolución 57 desde la Arena Naucalpan (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Both Canek & Rayo pinned Sagrada, then asked that the match continue. Rayo got a visual pin with the referee occupied before Canek won with an ugly heel kick.
7) LA Park b Blue Demon Jr. Blue Demon Jr vs L.A Park MANO a MANO desde la Arena Naucalpan en Revolución 57 (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Park family, Traumas and Demon’s hammer were all involved in the finish.

Park/Demon sounds like a good brawl, with Demon’s hammer getting involved. IWRG announced they raised 26,400 pesos (~$1,400 USD) for the Red Cross with the 11/20 show. They plan to run three more Red Cross benefit shows in 2020.

Forastero’s last few months:

  • 06-29: Volador Jr. beat Forastero in Arena Coliseo
  • 08-16: Volador Jr. beat Forastero in Arena Mexico
  • 10-08: Caristico beat Forastero in Arena Mexico
  • 10-27: Cavernario beat Forastero in Arena Mexico
  • 10-28: Mistico beat Forastero in Arena Puebla
  • 12-01: Carsitico beat Forastero in Arena Mexico

Forastero gets his third chance to beat Forastero. He also gets his seventh chance to have a memorable match. Forastero singles matches during this stretch have been fine and occasionally good, but he hasn’t shown the aggression of a top rudo and he’s not such a good base that tecnicos are pulling off special moves against him. CMLL could need more exciting people, Forastero hasn’t shown it. Tonight’s another a chance.

The semi-main has Atlantis, Stuka, and Volador against Cavernario, Hchicero and Negro Casas, which looks good on paper. Sagrado, Stigma, Templario versus Misterioso, Olimpico and Rey Cometa looks weird on paper. Sunday’s weird relevos increibles set up an unexpected title match, so maybe something will come out of this one. The second is a Dalys special. Astro & Rey Samuray put in time in the opener. The show streams at 9 pm.

+LuchaTV streamed DTU’s show last night.  Dragon Gate’s Shun Skywalker was a surprise international wrestler on the show. Dragon Gate had said Skywalker “requested time away from the ring.” I’m not sure if he’s going to be a regular in Mexico, but it appears the plan is for him to be in North America for an extended period.

Lucha Libre Vanguardia announced Jimmy will be back from Dragon Gate and on their 01/01 show. I haven’t seen him mentioned elsewhere as of yet.

Soberano vs Titan is up and getting very good reviews.

AAA posted the Sin Cara debut segment. I’m not at all the first person to point this out, but it’s amusing how AAA is fiercely protective of their own trademarks and not so concerned about respecting others. It does seem like AAA’s not really concerned about getting into issues on this name with the way it has been presented.

Emperador took Payacumba’s mask in Xalapa on Sunday. Emperador is Daniel Rivas.


CMLL (TUE) 12/17/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Explosivo, Fantástico, Reycko vs Joker, Sádico, Vaquero Jr.
2) Átomo, Gallito, Microman vs Chamuel, Guapito, Perico Zakarías
3) Audaz, Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr. vs Difunto, Furia Roja, Hechicero
4) Atlantis Jr., Titán, Valiente vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) Carístico, Soberano Jr., Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Forastero, Negro Casas
6) Último Guerrero vs Cuatrero

Ultimo Guerrero & Cuatrero met in an early round CMLL Universal tournament match but this is the first singles match between them. Semifinal looks fun.

CMLL (SAT) 12/21/2019 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Sonic vs Príncipe Odín Jr. & Yago
2) Magnus, Retro, Sangre Imperial vs Disturbio, Hijo del Signo, Nitro
3) Oro Jr. vs Grako [lightning]
4) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Drone vs Dark Magic, Kawato San, Okumura
5) Flyer, Star Jr., Valiente vs Hijo del Villano III, Rey Bucanero, Templario
6) Diamante Azul, Titán, Volador Jr. vs Shocker, Terrible, Último Guerrero

This is definitely a CMLL show in 2020. They’re getting away from the apuesta rivalries after announcing the matches, which seems like the opposite of most promotions.

IWRG (SUN) 12/22/2019 Arena Naucalpan
1) Bisofera, Príncipe Jr., Voltrex vs Galactus, Noicy Boy, Voltar
2) Astroboy, Dinámico, Spider Fly vs Canival King, Carnicero, Epsecie Maligna
3) Ángel Estrella Jr., Príncipe Aéreo, Salchichita vs Kid Jaguar, Piloto Infernal, Tromba
4) Comando Negro, Manchas, Rey Quetzal vs Death Metal, Metal, Taurino
5) Chicanito vs Baby StarCanibal Jr.PoéticoChef BenitoGüero Tijuana
6) Auzter, Black Dragón, Halcón Negro Jr. vs Ave Rex, Hip Hop Man, Mosca
7) Ketzal & Oficial 911 vs Freelance & Neza Kid Jr. and Torito Negro & Toro Negro and Black Terry & Puma de Oro and Gato Negro & Warrior Jr. and Dragón Fly & Guerrero Olímpico [ruleta de la muerte]

Final FILL show of the year. They’ve done the main event format previously: one member of the team starts the match, the other member comes in to replace him. This time, the luchadors escape from the match with a pinfall or submission. The other twists are the starters are maestros (911, Freelance, Toro, Terry, Warrior Jr. and Dragon Fly), the second group are their students (Ketzal, Neza Kid Jr., Torito negro, Puma de Oro, Gato Negro and Guerrero Olimpico), and the last student left loses their mask. Warrior Jr. & Dragon Fly are stretching the idea of Maestros past belief.