I like to do the CMLL results in this Sunday update and save the rest of the indies for tomorrow. No CMLL stuff today. CMLL announced the end of all shows for the time being at 3:49 pm Mexico City time on Saturday. The Homenaje a Dos Leyendas card is technically suspended, with the idea they’ll be doing that celebration sometime later, while the others are canceled. Arena Revolucion, a small group in Mexico City, says their show for 03/22 is also canceled. They say Fantasma told them to cancel it, which implies Fantasma has declared no more lucha libre events will take place in Mexico City for now. Mexico State is a different regulation body and everything seems to have gone on there as normal this weekend.
AAA’s 03/28 taping in Torreon has not been canceled as of yet; that area has not banned gatherings. Indie shows generally went on in Mexico this weekend, including the latest Zona 23 junkyard show.
MLW did run on Friday:
AAA , EMW , MLW (FRI) 03/13/2020 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California [TJ Sports]
1) Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana b Black Destiny, Fantastik, Rayo Star
Viva Van was seconding the local team.
2) Filthy Tom Lawlor & Garrini b Puma King & Xtreme Tiger
3) Richard Holiday © b Chessman [CARIBBEAN HEAVY]
4) Mortiz & Pagano b Mance Warner & Savio Vega
5) Averno b Douglas James
6) Alex Hammerstone © b Laredo Kid [MLW OPENWEIGHT]
7) Brian Pillman Jr. & Davey Boy Smith Jr. b Rey Escorpión & Texano Jr.
8) Hijo Del Vikingo, Myzteziz Jr., Octagón Jr. © b Jordan Oliver, Kotto Brazil, Myron Reed [AAA TRIOS]
9) Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, LA Park Jr. b Nicho el Millionario, Niño Hamburguesa, Psycho Clown
Pagano tried to attack LA Park, got Nicho instead, challenged Park to a match after.
As mentioned before, it looked pretty full though not a sell out (at least for people in the seats.) Lots of AAA people losing to MLW people, which doesn’t hurt AAA as much on TV (since very few people in Mexico are going to be seeing it), but doesn’t help them with the Tijuana crowd. AAA is planning on running TV here in April, though everything’s a question mark.
Brian Pillman Jr. reported flu-like symptoms on Sunday, though he doesn’t believe it is COVID-19. A few hours later, MLW announced they were postponing all tapings for 45 days. They wouldn’t have been able to run in the US anyway.
AAA’s show at the Vive Latino shows on Saturday and Sunday went on. The shows were not as well attended as normal but still had lots of people. Dinastia retained the minis championship in a cage match on Saturday. Dave the Clown won the Vive Latino championship on Sunday.
Pagano took Super Fly’s hair in Saltillo on Saturday. This was a 5,000 seat building that seemed pretty full, with LA Park among those on the card.
AAA also put up a TV vignette teasing a La Hiedra & Lady Maravilla team. It doesn’t seem like it’s worthwhile to be a team when there’s only a singles women’s championship in AAA but perhaps there’s a bigger plan.
Alberto told a TV show he was talking to WWE and believed he’d return to WWE in mid-2020. (MedioTiempo found this clip first.) I’m not skeptical of things Alberto says, and Fightful points out Alberto did this same song and dance a year ago. He’s also advertised on an AAA show on 09/26 in Saltillo so he may just be trying to get himself attention.
Arturo Beristan talks about his career as a wrestler and trainer, and names Kushida, Hijo del Fantasma, Dark Angel, Rush, and NGD as some of his students. The first three are all in WWE now, what a coincidence he thought to bring them up. The former Hijo del Gladiador has not wrestled regularly since the early 2000s, hasn’t appeared on a legend’s show since 2014, but still wants to have a retirement match.
04/05 Lucha Memes @ Coliseo Coacalco
- Real Under (Gremlin & Garrobo) vs Las Divine (Diosa Quetzal, Hahastary)
- Perro de Guerra Jr. vs Black Terry – new
Lucha Memes said they believe this show cancelations will be done in two weeks (and so this show is still on.) That’d be nice.