CMLL (TUE) 01/21/2020 Arena México [CMLL, Lucha Central, R de Rudo, The Gladiatores]
1) Cholo & Príncipe Odín Jr. b Bengala & Sonic
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Grako, Hijo del Signo, Nitro b Magnus, Oro Jr., Robin
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Diamond, Pegasso, Stigma DQ Espíritu Negro, Misterioso, Sagrado
Straight falls, straight DQs. Excessive rudo violence in the first, Espiritu unmasked Diamond in the second.
4) Pólvora b Rey Cometa [lightning]
6:29 via STF.
5) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr. b Máscara Año 2000, Templario, Vangellys
6) Atlantis Jr., Diamante Azul, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Hechicero, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3.
CMLL has a promo with Espiritu Negro trying to convince his brother Rey Cometa to turn rudo. If this was NJPW, I might believe this was going somewhere. Rey Cometa as a rudo would be odd but he’s losing to Polvora so it’s worth a shot. Polvora is back to calling himself the king of lightning matches. There’s a Panther promo as well.
Press conference interviews include Magnus saying he was hit in the head with a bottle by a fan. I’m shocked that RobViper is attending CMLL Martes shows. There are interviews with Espiritu Negro, Vangellys, and the semi-main rudos.
CMLL (TUE) 01/21/2020 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Joker, Sádico, Vaquero Jr. b Explosivo, Fantástico, Mr. Samurai
2) La Comandante, Reina Isis, Tiffany b Avispa Dorada, Silueta, Stephanie Vaquer
Stephanie Vaquer (debut in this arena) replaced La Magnifica (who’s missed the last few shows). Rudas took 2/3.
3) Drone, Esfinge, Magia Blanca b Disturbio, Ráfaga, Universo 2000 Jr.
tecnicos took 2/3. Magia Blanca return from injury.
4) Fugaz, Kráneo, Volcano b Dark Magic, Furia Roja, Olímpico
tecnicos in straight falls?
5) Gran Guerrero, Místico, Shocker b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Valiente [Relevos Increíbles]
Team Mistico took 2/3.
Nothing too much of note here.
Dalys won the CMLL Japan Women’s championship over Mina Shirakawa early today. Dalys gushes about her win. She will never lose that title. The La Jarochita versus Tsukshi match went to a time limit draw. Tsukshi was to get a match in Mexico had she won, so I’m not sure what happens in a draw. Does she get a match in New Mexico?
Impact totally slipped my mind yesterday but I did set it up to record and might watch it later. Taurus vs Moose vs Rhyno aired. The Josh Alexander/Hijo del Vikingo match airs next week.
Tickets are on sale for AAA’s Verano de Escandalo, which will take place May 23rd (Saturday) in Morelia. The tweet announcing this was deleted but the ticket page is still up. Verano de Escandalo is a summer show. It is snowing where I live today. This is all strange. It’s really the local promoters putting tickets on sale very early. It does suggest AAA has a calendar for the year, even if they’ve stopped sharing them. Tickets run from $290 to $1150 pesos.
Blue Demon Jr. will play (a version of) himself in a children’s show “luchador-action-comedy” pilot being filmed for the Disney Channel according to Deadline. The show is called “Ultra Violet & Blue Demon”; Ultra Violet is Demon’s superhero-in-training niece. The show has not been picked up yet and is dependent on casting an Ultra Violet. The pilot would be filmed later this year.
It would be hard to imagine the titular star of a Disney show doing bloody matches and hitting people with hammers. I have no idea the chances of this show being picked up only that many do not. I would suspect the 2019 Blue Demon rudo character will be reverted to his normal tecnico character should this show have a chance of being picked up. (Also, Demon may just not wrestle all that much if he’s got TV work.) There was some groundwork being laid for a Demon tecnico turn back at Guerra de Titanes, though he remains on the rudo side for AAA taping on Saturday.
MLW announced Josef Samael & Simon Gotch vs Hijo de LA Park & LA Park in a lumberjack match for 02/01 in Philadelphia. I wonder if MLW knows they can give straps to the lumberjacks.
RIOT announced their next show – after the 02/01 all surprise show – will be on 03/28.
A video of Mr. Iguana’s entrance from the November show has gotten a bit viral, being picked up as a wacky video by news sites. It’s a strange experience to see your own tweet on news sites you are checking (and also funny when it’s not your tweet but someone else’s taking it and putting it up themselves.) I did not think it was going to be a big deal when I posted it but I’m glad I happened to include the promotion name in the Tweet and Mr. Iguana’s name appears in the video.
The 04/04 WrestleCon Worldwide show announced Arez & Aramis as appearing.
A column by Bernado Guzman on +Lucha’s site says Nacion Lucha Libre is expecting to to announce dates this week and there is a restructuring happened. They haven’t been on TV in weeks and have gone quiet on social media.
The “Heronias” reality show had a press conference yesterday to announce the concept. There will be Friday night wrestling events (8:30 pm, at 360e Venue in Naucalpan) from March 13 to May 29th, which will stream on Facebook. It’s not a tournament; Lady Apache is mentioned as a judge and there’s a fan vote, so it’s probably reality show confusing. 48 women were announced as participating. It’s a long list.
- Karisma (from Torreon)
- Azumi (Morelia)
- Cassandra (Mexico City)
- Kariel (Mazatlan)
- Denebola (Zapopan, Jalisco)
- India Sioux
- Marianne (France; was in Mexico last year as a Nitro trainee)
- Mitzy (Mexico City)
- Morgana (Mexico City)
- Dark Lady (Queretaro)
- Andressa del Ring (Mexico City)
- Tania la Guerrillera
- Marvel (Acapulco)
- Reina Dorada
- Sagittarius (Xalapa)
- Diva Virtual (Chilpancingo)
- Amazona (Puebla)
- Estrella Negra (Mexico City)
- Valkiria (Guadalajara
- Sexy Violeta (Mexico City)
- La Diabolica (Mexico City)
- Hija del Vikingo (Puebla) – this is Hijo del Vikingo’s sister
- Zuzu Divne (Tulacningo)
- Lady Pink (Acapulco)
- Miku (Mexico State)
- Delicious (Mexico City)
- Ixhcel (Mexico State)
- Queen Love (Xalapa)
- Lily Star (Mexico State)
- Quimera (Nuevo Laredo)
- Ludark Shaitan
- Dunya (Mexico City)
- Guerrera Isis (Mexico City)
- Mortiss 666 (Nuevo Laredo)
- Xenezys (Mexico State)
- Atenea (Costa Rica)
- Coral (Mexico City)
- Stephanie Vaquer
- Hija de Fuerza Guerrera
- Diosa Kali (Mexico State)
- Mary Caporal (Mexico State)
- Lady Flammer (Monterrey)
- Mary Caporal (Mexico State)
- Evolet (Torreon)
- Hija del Misterioso Jr. (Torreon) – appears to be CMLL Misterioso’s daughter
- Universis (Ciudad Juarez)
Mascara 2000, Rossy Moreno and Ciclon Ramirez. Ambitious tournaments in new concept promotions have a low success rate of working. It’d be a surprise if all 48 women appeared. I’d pick Lady Flammer as the winner but she seems most likely to drop out of this tournament due to other obligations. That was probably not a great use of my time mentioning all those names.
LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report, with a thorough recap of Psicosis Ripper on +LucahTV’s podcast.
Lucha Memes , TWE (SAT) 02/15/2020 Rancho Grande, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Makabre vs Arandú [Batte of Tijuas, quarterfinal]
2) Iron Kid (Indie) vs Jonathan [Batte of Tijuas, quarterfinal]
3) Xtreme Tiger vs The Tiger (Indie) [Batte of Tijuas, quarterfinal]
4) Arez vs Kamik-C [Batte of Tijuas, quarterfinal]
5) Platino vs Mr. Maldito
6) Aero Panther vs Fight Panther
7) ? vs ?? [Batte of Tijuas, semifinal]
8) ? vs ?? [Batte of Tijuas, semifinal]
9) ? vs ?? [Batte of Tijuas, final]
Lucha Memes takes their tournaments to Tijuana. All the first round matches are Tijuana/Mexicali guys against outsiders. Arez/Kamik-C seems like the most interesting of those. No idea if we’ll see this one.