weekend results, videographer injured on Zona 23, IWRG still on, other shows canceled

Mexa Wrestling (SAT) 03/14/2020 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Dick Angelo 3G, Legendario, Shere-Khan, Zika b Águila Oriental, Dinámico, Noicy Boy, Spider Fly
2) Atomic Star & Baby Star b Black Warrior Jr. & Hijo de Mano Negra and Canival & Teelo
3) Hahastary b Perla LaguneraSucii Love
No Hija De Gatubela (injury – out two months), so this became a three way.
4) Centvrión & Metaleón b Trauma I & Trauma II
5) Negro Casas DQ Fulgor I
6) Dragón Bane, Hijo de Canis Lupus, Séptimo Dragón b Arcángel Divino, Baby Xtreme, Último Maldito
Dragon Bane beat Baby Xtreme
7) Fly Star, Lunatik Xtreme, Sobredosis b Fly Warrior, Príncipe Aéreo, Puma de Oro [super libre]
Fly Star beat Principe Aereo. Baby Star, Shere Khan, Zika, Atomic Star and Fulgor attacked everyone except Fly Warrior. Those six formed Indy Nation 2.0, with Metaleon, Centvrion, Canival and Teelo making the save.

I like the big Indy Nation 2.0 angle if mostly because it gives these shows a direction they’ve been missing for a while – really since the last big mask match. The first Indy Nation was a good idea that didn’t do anywhere though.

The semi-main and the fourth match seemed to get the strongest reviews.

BMLL (SAT) 03/14/2020 Arena Coliseo Acapulco, Acapulco, Guerrero [+LuchaTV]
1) Black Joe b ToxicoOptimusGolden JetPiloto Jr.GasparínSímbolo Azteca (Hidalgo) [battle royal]
2) Crazy Thengu, Guerrero Jr., Rey Muerte b Jeff Killer, Josh Sniper, Mr. Chivo
3) Stephanie Vaquer b Zuzu Divine
4) Hijo De Mosco X-Fly & X-Fly b Enigma & Sauron Mosco X Fly e Hijo del Mosco X Fly vs Sauron y Enigma con BLACK MASK LUCHA LIBRE (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
5) Demonio Chino Jr. b Fresero Jr. ©Terremoto [BMLL SUPREMO] Fresero Jr vs Terremoto vs Demonio Chino CAMPEONATO SUPREMO BLACK MASK (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Demonio Chino is new champion.
6) Draztick Boy © b Príncipe CóndorKid SilverChica Ye-Ye [BMLL CRUISER] Draztick Boy vs Chica Yeye vs Príncipe Cóndor vs Kid Silver con BLACK MASK LUCHA LIBRE (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
7) Ricky Marvin b AeroboyShun SkywalkerMakabre Ricky Marvin vs Makabre vs Aeroboy vs Shun Skywalker con BLACK MASK LUCHA LIBRE (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
8) Demasiado & Diva Salvaje © L Cíclope (Indie) & Miedo Extremo and Joe Lider & Mr. Águila [BMLL TAG] Cíclope y Miedo Extremo vs Joe Líder y Mr. Águila vs Diva Salvaje y Demasiado con BLACK MASK (posted by Estrellas del Ring)

+LuchaTV posted results of most of the show but not the main event. I watched the finish and I’m not entirely sure who’s meant to be tag team champions.

Vanguardia (SUN) 03/15/2020 Deportivo 11 de Julio, Pachuca, Hidalgo [+LuchaTV, Funcion Estelar]
1) Kunay b Dragón BoyPoseidón Jr.
Poseidon Jr. was added to the match. Odaiba Squad asked Kunay to join the group; he gave new effort.
2) Falcón Fire b KulikitakaMortal Power Jr.
3) Santy Hernández DQ Tarasco
Colmillo Blanco ran in for the DQ
4) Pantera Jr. b Lobo BlancoBlazeSímbolo Azteca
5) Hijo De Payaso Pura Santa, Payaso Pura Santa, Payaso Pura Santa Jr. DCOR Caballero De Atenea, Jitsu, Rey Dragón
neither team was happy with the result
6) Manchas & Rugido © b Hip Hop Man & Zumbi and Draztick Boy & Gasparín [BARRIO BRAVO TAG]
Odiaba Squad and Payasos Pura Santa got involved post-match, setting up a four-way tag title match

The knockoff off Welcome to My Barrio being featured on +LuchaTV is their top wrestlers seem to be featured in other promotions +LuchaTV also covers. This was promoted as Vanguardia versus WTMB show, which is also happening today in IWRG. I’m not sure if this is good or bad as far as drawing fans, though it seems unlikely many of the WTMB would be high on the list to be working these shows otherwise.

I don’t have Zona 23 results as of now, but the show did go on as scheduled. Carxyus, who I believe has been filming these shows for Independent Wrestling TV, was cut in the wrist by glass during the show. (I was shown the video of the wound, it doesn’t look good.) He’s going to need surgery to save mobility in his right hand. Fly Star is auctioning off a mask to raise money for Carxyus’ medical funds. There’s also a bank account to donate.

I’ve talked to Carxyus (or stood nearby while people with better Spanish skills actually talked to Carxyus) at Arena San Juan Pantitlan a couple of times. He’s was filming shows there for a while, like doing it, but ran into a frustration point; few fans were interested in buying DVDs and it wasn’t really possible to make ends meet by putting them on Facebook or YouTube. It was a nice surprise when I realized he’d been the guy doing the Zona 23 shows; he finally had a project that was embraced by an audience. It sucks it’s ended up this way and I’ll pass on anything else I can find out if there are other ways to support him.

IWRG’s Monday afternoon holiday (3:45 local CT, adjust for daylight time) was still on as of last check. The main event has Diva Salvaje, Jessy Ventura and Pasion Kristal against Heroes Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Shun Skywalker. The Dr. Wagner headlined show in CAR The Crash is also still on.

The NWA Crocket Cup is suspended. Rey Horus & Flamita were announced as being in the tag team tournament. I know there was also an idea to bring in a CMLL team, though I’m unsure if that had been confirmed. There was a lucha show in Atlanta scheduled with AAA wrestlers that I never got a poster for, but it also is not happening.

All sports events in Guadalajara are canceled, including lucha libre promotion Arena Guatemala Mexico. They use Mexican wrestlers at times and Heddi Karoui was announced for next week’s show.

Kenny Omega mentioned on Being the Elite that his finger issue was going to keep him out 2-4 weeks. Being the Elite is a comedy program and that was a comedy skit, so that may not be totally accurate. It would’ve meant Omega would be unavailable for Rey de Reyes as currently scheduled.

El Planchitas says AAA ran their shows at the Vive Latino not because they wanted to, but because they had no real way to get out of doing them that wouldn’t have economic consequences and cost them from coming back in futures.


AAA (FRI) 04/24/2020 Auditorio PSF, Mexicali, Baja California
1) Black Destiny, Mirage, Mr. Iguana vs Bengala, Fantastik, Rayo Star and Parka Negra, TJ Boy, Último Maldito
2) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown vs Kamikaze & Skalibur and Jonathan & Mortiz
3) Lady Shani vs La HiedraMiranda AlizeLady Lee
4) Xtreme Tiger vs Laredo Kid ©TaurusGenio del Aire [AAA CRUISER]
5) ? & Rey Horus vs Hijo Del Vikingo & Puma King [AAA TAG, #1 Contenders]
6) Drago, Fénix, Pentagón Jr. vs Chessman, Nicho el Millionario, Rey Escorpión

This is the night before a Tijuana taping (which was listed as Friday though the day is actually Saturday.) #1 contenders matches on spots shows have a low chance of paying off.