double title match CMLL show, Angel de Oro out, Vikingo/Omega


CMLL (FRI) 03/24/2023 Arena México
1) Halcón Suriano Jr. & Hombre Bala Jr. vs Difunto & Inquisidor
2) Capitán Suicida, Flyer, Fuego vs Cancerbero, Luciferno, Virus
Flyer replaced Audaz earlier in the week.
3) Magia Blanca © vs Rey Cometa [MEX WELTER]
2nd defense
4) Atlantis Jr., Soberano Jr., Titán vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Niebla Roja, Yota
5) Volador Jr. vs Templario [lightning]
Templario replaced Angel de Oro (COVID) on Thursday
6) Euforia, Hechicero, Mephisto © vs Gran Guerrero, Stuka Jr., Último Guerrero [CMLL TRIOS]
2nd defense

This could be top to bottom better than Homenaje a Dos Leyendas. Nothing is going to mean as much as Volador/Romero, but it’s got a lot more matches of quality. The trios title match should be better than the setup last year, Blanca/Cometa will likely be better than their trios, Volador/Templario just had a really good match, the fourth match has a lot of potential too.

The one big change is Angel de Oro off all shows this weekend following a COVID positive test.  CMLL’s back to announcing these again this week.

This show will air on PPV, back to the usual 100 pesos price.

CMLL (MON) 03/27/2023 Arena Puebla
1) Brave Star, Hijo de Centella Roja, Rayo Metálico vs Hijo del Perverso, King Jaguar, Rencor
2) Micro Gemelo Diablo I, Micro Gemelo Diablo II, Micro Sagrado vs Chamuel, Micro Ángel, Periquito Sacaryas
3) El Novato, Millenium, Pegasso vs Akuma, Dark Magic, Espanto Jr.
4) Audaz, Panterita del Ring Jr., Titán vs Cancerbero, Luciferno, Virus
5) Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Templario
Barbaro Cavernario replaced Angel de Oro (COVID) on Thursday

That main event sounds great. Kid Panterita & Titan need to intervene on Audaz and tell him to be more like them. Still don’t who El Novato is. Brave Star is a Puebla wrestler at least from 2013, who has turned up elsewhere occasionally. (He’s also in a relationship with La Magnifica.)

CMLL (TUE) 03/28/2023 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Johnny Dinamo, Luminoso, Quka vs Infierno, Ponzoña Jr., Yaky Boy
2) Estrella de Jalisco I, Estrella de Jalisco II, Último Ángel vs Gran Kenut, Jabalí, Minotauro
3) Leo, Omar Brunetti, Vaquero Jr. vs Barboza, Draego, Persa
4) Arlequín, Dulce Gardenia, Fashion (Chihuahua) vs Bestia Negra, Cris Skin, Ráfaga
5) Adrenalina, Explosivo, Fantástico vs Dark Magic, Okumura, Zandokan Jr.
6) Atlantis Jr., Místico, Panterita del Ring Jr. vs Averno, Satánico, Último Guerrero [Relevos Increíbles]

No women after the all women show. Satanico’s really more of a rudo, so is this a relevos increible because Atlantis Jr. is still a rudo in Guadalajara? Maybe not.

Marcela posted she underwent surgery on Thursday. It was apparently knee surgery, so she’ll be out for some time.


AAA on Space this week back at 6:30 pm.

  • Homicide & Cyon vs Komander & Octaogn Jr.
  • Aaron Stevens & Natalia Marakova vs Arez & La Hiedra
  • Kerry Morton (c) vs Jack Carthweel vs Sal the Pal for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • Trevor Murdoch vs Psycho Clown

AAA’s preview says it’s the first of two parts, so the rest will air next week.

Kenny Omega beat Hijo del Vikingo on AEW Dynamite. Vikingo’s performance was a 10 of 10; he tried a dozen incredibly difficult spots and nailed all of them. (He came really close to not nailing the last big one; the back of head came close to hitting the apron on the 630 through the table, or it may have even actually hit.) Vikingo came off as other-worldly and as a star in one match. The only thing missing was the win, and I think they might have given it to him if AEW was certain Vikingo would be there every week.

Vikingo will be around for a bit. ROH’s website announced he’ll defend the AAA Megachampionship against Komander on the 03/31 Supercard of Honor show. That show will also include the Lucha Brothers, LFI (Dralistico & Rush), Top Flight, the Kingdom, and Aussie Open in a ladder match for the vacant ROH Tag Team Championships. ROH PPVs are standalone purchases on Bleacher Report for 40 USD; they go up on Honor Club about a month and a half later.

I think I wrote a while back that Dralistico & Rush were missing a show in Saltillo for ROH TV. Obviously, I had the dates confused, that was a SuperCard of Honor issue. ROH still is short a week of TV before their PPV though. AEW is taping Dark in Orlando tonight, but they’re not taping ROH there. That leaves the only time AEW can tape ROH TV as Wednesday’s Dynamite taping in St. Louis. My information is Vikingo will be in St. Louis this week and I presume Komander will be as well.

AAA’s kind of a bind. Not because of Vikingo and AEW – this was really good exposure, it was a loss that didn’t hurt Vikingo at all, and I am not concerned about Vikingo leaving AAA for AEW at this point. (The AAA/AEW relationship is good enough for Konnan to do a AEW social promo taking credit for discovering Vikingo; AAA found Vikingo when Konnan wasn’t working with AAA.) AAA’s bind is they’ve got to take advantage of this somehow, but no clear path how. AAA was building towards Gringo Loco/Hijo del Vikingo for a while, though not of late. Fans want a Vikingo/Omega rematch. Omega’s post-match comments suggested sounded like he’s moving on. The WON wrote Omega “should” face Vikingo later this year; I couldn’t figure out if that was reporting or speculation. Later this year sounds like “not in Monterrey in a few weeks” either way. There’s been no one in AAA teed up for a title shot; the wrestlers with the best kayfabe cases are Sam Adonis (Rey de Reyes) and Pentagon (World Cup) and both of them are already in matches for TripleMania Monterrey. The Laredo Kid rematch would fit, yet he’s in the cage match. A Vikingo opponent is a spot for a big outside appearance and you can make some guesses of people who would fit – one guy has an idea – but I’m not 100% sure of who it has to be. That decision is now the most important one left on the card for an international audience. (Whatever they do with Chessman/Marcelo is still more important in Mexico.) There’s an opportunity here that needs to be taken advantage of, but there is no clear answer on how to best do it.

(Also someone should’ve had Vikingo t-shirts for sale the moment that match hit the ring but that’s how it goes sometimes.)

Dralistico is probably off of TripleMania Monterrey; he’s booked in NOAH the same night, and that’s the priority.

El Sol de Toluca published an article to clarify that even though Cuatrero is listed on a poster for a show today, he is currently in jail and will not be allowed to participate. I thought that was dumb in my head but, writing it out, AAA did get Cain Velasquez on a wrestling show similarly. In this case, it sounds like the Mexico State commission would not want Cuatrero appearing even if he got a judge to OK it. No substitute has been announced, which is why this is still a story.


IWRG (THU) 03/23/2023 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG, Mas Lucha]
1) Águila Roja & Cheff Benito b Golden Power & Rey Aztaroth Águila Roja y El Cheff Benito superan a Rey Aztaroth y Golden Power (posted by mluchatv)
2) Avisman b Súper Boy
Super Boy replaced Cerebro Negro Jr.
3) Imposible b John Tito
4) Gannicus, Hell Boy, Tonalli b Brazo Celestial, Brazo Cibernetico, Brazo De Oro Jr.
Tonalli did appear!
5) Hijo de Canis Lupus b Noisy Boy
ref stop due to Noisy Boy knee injury after just a couple of minutes.
6) Hijo del Fishman b Hijo del Alebrije [IWRG JUNIORS]
first defense

Tonalli did still work IWRG! I’m very surprised, good for IWRG. Noisy Boy did a flip off the barricade, landed awkwardly, and could not continue just moments into the match. Small crowd for this one.

IWRG , FILL (SAT) 03/25/2023 Arena Naucalpan
1) Cosmic & Steel Dragón vs Latin Boy & Último Caballero
2) Dehyna & Krissta vs Heiddi Dark & Sairely
3) Balak, Cheff Benito, Nativo vs Memphis, Milagro, Skanda
4) Arceus, Golden Power, Príncipe Nahual vs Águila Enmascarada, Garrobo Punk, Rey Eclipse
5) Gannicus vs Noisy BoyRey HalcónFussion [IWRG REY DEL AIRE, #1 Contenders]
6) Águila Oriental, Águila Roja, Ajolotl, Baby Star, Jhon Tito, Kenji, Legado, Súper Boy vs Abismo Raider, Bestia Azteca, Billytronik Jr., Crazy Star, Lobo Azteca, Psycotic Boy, Rey Azteca, Rey Kingstone [Copa Higher Power]
coaches Black Terry and Billy Tronik (ALLP)

FILL trainee shows return now that Tryout is done. It appears this will air on IWRG’s YouTube channel on a delay. The main event is FILL versus ALLP, a promotion in Orizaba, Veracruz that hasn’t run much in recent years.

IWRG (SUN) 03/26/2023 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dariux vs Águila Oriental
2) Caballero de Plata, Jhon Tito, Spider Fly vs Centvrión, Eddie Rodríguez, Fussion
3) Luka & Super Mario AK47 vs Apolo Estrada Jr. & Maniacop 360
4) León Dorado & Mr. Leo vs Imposible & Yorvak
5) Hijo de Canis Lupus vs Hijo del Pirata Morgan
6) Diva Salvaje, Gannicus, Hellboy, Jessy Ventura vs Cheese Burger, Hip Hop Man, Karaoui, Shocko

IWRG is insistent that Cheese Burger is a two-word name. Important knowledge. That’s a Foreigners versus Mexico main event

RGR says they’re running another show here on 04/20. Their poster seems to have been done a while ago since it still have Cuartero on it.

Other News

LuchaWorld has this week’s Lucha Report.

04/01 GCW Wrld on Lucha final card

GCW (SAT) 04/01/2023 Ukrananian Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
1) Sexy Star vs Dulce Tormenta
2) Negro Casas vs Tony Deppen
3) Cíclope (Indie) & Miedo Extremo vs Bestia 666 & Damián 666
4) Hijo Del Vikingo vs Laredo Kid
5) Black Taurus (Indie), Látigo, Toxin vs Aramis, Arez, Komander (Indie)
6) Gringo Loco (Indie) vs Psycho Clown

This show is now officially starting at 10 pm PST (11 pm Mexico City time). They moved it an hour back, they may have started late waiting for everyone to filter in from WrestleMania. I don’t think I’m going to WrestleMania so I think I’m going to have a very open Saturday. I actually tried to look around at the local libraries to see if they had a Mexico newspaper collection I could look through for the results; can’t think of anything more exciting to do on a Saturday in Los Angeles. Anyway, the part you card about: the card looks really good and it’s airing on FITE+. I am a little worried about a few of thse guys wrestling so much in one weekend and what state they’re going to be in by the end, but also they’re crazy people who may just go all out while half dead.

Mas Lucha’s Ruleta Suicida de Mascaras will take place 04/09 from Arena CM. Full participants:

  • Belial
  • Camaleon
  • Dante
  • Dinamic Black
  • Dinastia
  • Mr. Leo
  • Saruman
  • Ultimo Legendario

It reads like the first round is fan’s choice on who advanced, but maybe not the next two.

03/26 NOAH has Lanzelot challenging Amakusa for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championshp. It sticks out that NOAH put Lanzelot in a singles title match when Dragon Bane and Alpha Wolf have been there for longer and aren’t trusted outside of wrestling each other. Maybe different roads for different people – Lanezlot is probably done after this match and those two may be longer projects. Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. defends the GHC Global Championship against Jack Morris on April 16th, and Wagner will be fortunate to keep the title after that point.

An interview with Hidalgo’s Mini Makra, who is the brother of Gasparin Jr. & Rayito Mexicano Jr.