CMLL weekend results (Volador wins singles match, Volador gets another singles match), LB/AAA

CMLL (SAT) 12/28/2019 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Pegasso b Inquisidor & Príncipe Odín Jr.
Pegasso replaced Sangre Imperial. Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) La Comandante, La Infernal, Metálica b La Jarochita, La Vaquerita, Skadi
La Jarochita replaced Avispa Dorada. Rudas took2/3.
3) Disturbio, Universo 2000 Jr., Virus b Black Panther, Drone, Pegasso
Pegasso filled in for the opener so he worked twice. Rudos took 1/3.
4) Hijo del Villano III b Audaz [lightning]
Villano III won destroyer
5) Cavernario, Cuatrero, Forastero b Ángel de Oro, Atlantis Jr., Titán
Rudos took 1/3. Atlantis Jr. replaced Soberano (worked Martinez).
6) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Carístico, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr.
UG won via foul on Volador, setting up a singles match next week.

CMLL promos: Hijo del Villano III (noting this was an improvement on the draw he and Audaz had previously), Ultimo Guerrero, Volador Jr.

Soberano worked the Martinez show instead, which suggests that show was underneath CMLL’s radar or they didn’t identify Mr. Iguana as an AAA luchador. Or the policy is just applied inconsistently.

CMLL (SUN) 12/29/2019 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Acero, Aéreo, Último Dragóncito b Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia
tecnicos took 2/3
2) Akuma, Hijo del Signo, Nitro b Eléctrico, Oro Jr., Súper Astro Jr.
Super Astro replaced Magnus. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Black Panther, Drone, Príncipe Diamante DQ Dark Magic, Espíritu Negro, Tiger
one more Espiritu Negro foul before the mask match with Principe Diamante.
4) Okumura b Stigma [lightning]
Okumura won via cutter, reaches 25 years of wrestling on Tuesday
5) Diamante Azul, Titán, Valiente DQ Cuatrero, Forastero, Vangellys
tecnicos took 1/3, the last when Cuatrero fouled Diamante Azul
6) Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero
Volador took 2/3.

CMLL promos: Espiritu Negro, Okumura, Volador Jr.

This is the final Mexico City CMLL show of the year. Changes always come with the new year. One change I didn’t expect is a whole bunch of CMLL edecanes finishing up. Their Twitter account says Gretel, Karen, Maya, Gio, Aline, America and Elia are all done. I don’t really keep track of them, so I’m not sure if that’s more or less people being cycled out than usual, but there’s usually regular turnover. CMLL seems to have to slightly cut back on the number of edecan spots per week, which could be a factor. Or this could be nothing, I dunno.

Dalys’s opponent for the inaugural CMLL Japan Women’s Championship on 01/22 will be Mina Shirakawa. Shirakawa has wrestled for DDT’s Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling, which seems to be where the Japanese women are coming for CMLL shows. She’s wrestled briefly in Mexico before and seems a safe bet to be brought in for a short tour if she’s been trusted with that spot. CMLL lead programmer Juan Manuel Mar (Panico) will also be at that show. That show takes place during the FantasticaMania tour, so perhaps Panico will be visible (or meeting with) NJPW officials during those shows.

Principe Daniel took Exterminador’s hair in Guadalajara.

The story about Pentagon & Fenix only working AAA going forward appears to be accurate, just it was reported as happening too soon. This interview with them (taped after Guerra de Titanes, posted about 10 days ago, didn’t notice it until it was pointed out on Twitter by Lucha Brothers MX Fans) includes Penta saying they’re 100% with AEW in the US and they’ll have a permanent presence in AAA for Mexico. The Twitter account heard that as they’re only working AAA in Mexico, which is what it sounds like to me. The WON & Konnan (if those are two different things in this story) had reported the Lucha Brothers going AAA exclusive during the fall, then they just kept working everywhere but The Crash. Maybe something got misunderstood along the way and 2020 was always supposed to be the start of the exclusivity. Neither Penta or Fenix has any announced 2020 Mexico dates outside of the AAA TV taping, which matches up. Penta & Fenix no longer working indie shows takes away two of the biggest attractions in Mexico, but it also means two guys who were showing every sign of fatigue and overwork will be having a lot more downtime in 2020. It also suggests they’ll be seen a lot more in AAA. Fenix wrestled 8 AAA TV matches in 2019, Penta wrestled 9.

The Sin Cara/Cinta de Oro Wolverhampton story was a Dia de Inocentes joke played by the team. I expect it from Mexico but I never saw it coming from England. Goya Kong & Carta Brava Jr’s breakup was also a Dia de Inocentes joke.

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.

Gran Kendor passed away on Sunday.

A story on the lucha libre scene in Peru, leading into a big show Monday night.