Volador defeats Gran Guerrero in final pre-Aniversario CMLL show, AutoLuchas announcement on Tuesday

CMLL (FRI) 09/18/2020 Arena México [CMLLLucha CentralMarcaMas Lucha (3)Mas Lucha (full show), thecubsfan]
1) Diamond b Súper Astro Jr. CMLL MANO A MANO DIAMOND VS SUPER ASTRO JR. - VIERNES ESPECTACULAR 18 DE SEPTIEMBRE  2020 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
11:14. Diamond took 2/3.
2) Amapola & Reyna Isis b La Guerrera & La Jarochita CMLL JAROCHITA - GUERRERA VS AMAPOLA - REYNA ISIS / VIERNES ESPECTACULAR 18 SEPTIEMBRE 2020 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
13:35. Rudas took 1/3. La Guerrera replaced Lluvia.
3) Espíritu Negro & Rey Cometa b Hechicero & Mephisto CMLL REY COMETA - ESPÍRITU NEGRO VS MEPHISTO - HECHICERO / VIERNES ESPECTACULAR 18 SEPTIEMBRE 2020 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
14:04. AtrapaSueños took 2/3 and have won three matches in a row.
4) El Bandido, Místico, Valiente b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón CMLL MISTICO - VALIENTE - BANDIDO VS LA NGD / VIERNES ESPECTACULAR 18 SEPTIEMBRE 2020 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
20:41. Tecnicos took 2/3
12:25. Volador took 2/3. Gran Guerrero was stretchered out after taking a Canadian Destroyer

Espiritu Negro/Rey Cometa versus Hechicero/Mephisto was Good, borderline higher. Everything else was forgettable. NGD wrestle the same match and just plugging in different tecnicos into their same spots. The match has worn on its welcome. Volador is sort of the same way, except he seemed to scale down what he was even doing a lot in the main event. He may have had two spots on offense before the mid-point of the third fall, and it was all near fall, long break, near fall from there.

Gran Guerrero sold the Destroyer like he suffered serious neck trauma, which concerned a lot of people watching. CMLL routinely has people stretchered out after taking Destroyers or other piledrivers, though that routine’s been broken with so much time off. The injury speculation became a big enough thing for CMLL to post a Gran Guerrero video statement saying he was ok.

CMLL’s done a good job of building up Espiritu Negro & Rey Cometa for the world tag team title match. It sticks out because there’s been no effort to build up any other match on the show similarly. The daring thing to would be to build up that brother team and then have them actually win the tag team titles next week when Caristico & Mistico break up. A Caristico/Mistico feud is the best bet to sell some iPPVs and it seems like CMLL’s still going to be stuck on this path for a while.

There’s still no answer as to what CMLL is doing for the women’s title match, except that Marcela still appears to be wrestling on the Aniversario.

I presume CMLL would’ve reported the finish of their Flyer/Atlantis vs Tiger/Hijo del Villlano III tag title match if the titles changed hands. They haven’t mentioned it.

AAA will have a press conference Tuesday at 11 AM to talk about their Auto Luchas project. They passed the news to media members and Psycho Clown mentioned it in his weekly column. There’s no hint as to when the shows might happen, but the timing of the announcement fits with the very unofficial concept of AAA returning in October. Drive-in wrestling shows appear to still be prohibited in Mexico City, but we’ve seen policy changes being announced suddenly and only after affected shows have already been announced. (A minor drive-in show is announced tonight for Mexico City, so maybe something has happened or maybe everyone’s just casually doing their own thing.)

MexaWrestling and Lucha Libre Vanguardia are running shows tonight. MexaWrestling will air on Mas Lucha’s premium channel at some point. Neither the promotion nor the service has been especially clear on when it airs. It’s possible it’s airing tonight and they just haven’t explained it, but I think it’s probably just being taped. Vanguardia airs as Facebook Group iPPV a week from Sunday. Mas Lucha seems to be airing a Guadalajara empty arena show tonight.

Lucha Memes has Perro de Guerra Jr. & Blaze for their 10/04 Battle of Coalaco tournament. Blaze has shown promise in some of the empty arena matches but those are a bit underwhelming names. These usually tournaments start out with bigger names, but maybe they’ll come along later.

Segunda Caida writes about a 1995 CMLL handheld.

2 thoughts to “Volador defeats Gran Guerrero in final pre-Aniversario CMLL show, AutoLuchas announcement on Tuesday”

  1. Great to see Super Astro Jr on a show, a personal favourite of mine. I loved the tag, was great to see something very different to a typical CMLL tag. I didn’t mind NGD trios match, but if they are going to just do their paint by numbers matches they could do with a few more numbers. Not sure how anyone could say the main was deserving of headlining a PPV show.

    With the shows that are airing on Saturday, are they the shows that CMLL are now putting on their YouTube but a week before or is that something different?

  2. The CMLL YouTube shows are currently the shows airing on Televisa on a week (and a day) delay. It’s what they were doing before with the classic shows too.

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