CMLL (MON) 05/15/2023 Arena Puebla [El Sol de Puebla, Porra Fresa]
1) Dreyco & Mercurio b Angelito & Rayo Metálico
2) Fuego, Neón, Valiente Jr. b Hijo del Perverso, Perverso, Prayer
3) La Magnifica, Sanely, Skadi b La Catalina, Reyna Isis, Stephanie Vaquer
La Magnifica replaced Princesa Sugehit
4) Atlantis Jr., Soberano Jr., Volador Jr. b Averno, Mephisto, Templario
5) Místico b Bárbaro Cavernario
It sounded like attendance was up for the Mistico singles match.
CMLL (TUE) 05/16/2023 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Pequeño Magía b Minos [lightning]
2) Metálica, Olympia, Tiffany b La Guerrera, La Magnifica, La Maligna
Rudas took 2/3
3) Pegasso, Rey Samuray, Stigma b El Coyote, Luciferno, Okumura
Luciferno replaced Povlora on Tuesday morning. Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Virus b El Audaz [lightning]
Switched from a lightning match to a standard singles match a few hours before the show. Virus took 2/3.
5) Gemelo Diablo I, Gemelo Diablo II, Sagrado b Blue Panther, Star Black, Volcano
Malditos took 2/3.
6) Esfinge, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Yota
Esfinge baet Angel de Oro in falls 2/3 to set up a title match.
Virus/Audaz was alright. Virus seems in good spirits for the NJPW sohw. Audaz wrestles like someone who has had a significant injury and had to tone down his style after returning to the ring, but I don’t know of any injury. He’s got to find some way to stand out more than he’s doing now.
I’ll go over the Guadalajara results on Friday. The news there is they’re talking about restarting regular Sunday shows again. No start date was mentioned. The last time this came up, it turned out to be just one show.
Titán picked up his third win in the Best of Super Juniors on Tuesday, defeating Ryusuke Taguchi. Three wins is usually the mark for Titán in the BOSJ. He’s ended up with 6 points in three different tournaments, only getting to 8 points last year. The glass half full way of looking at this is he’s poised for a breakthrough. The glass half empty one is Titán may be out of wins already. He’ll have wrestled Mike Bailey by the time most of you read this.
CMLL (SAT) 05/20/2023 Arena Coliseo
1) Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragóncito vs Full Metal, Pequeño Polvora, Pequeño Violencia
2) Astral, Diamond, Eléctrico vs Apocalipsis, Cholo, Disturbio
3) Crixus vs Okumura [lightning]
4) Magnus, Rugido, Volcano vs Esfinge, Kráneo, Star Black
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Stuka Jr., Yota vs Euforia, Mephisto, Niebla Roja
6) Soberano Jr. vs Ángel de Oro
The main event seems fun. Sure a lot of rudos booked.
Box y Lucha 3551 has Atlantis as the top image.
A new taping has emerged
AAA TV (THU) 05/25/2023 Feria Santa Rita, Chihuahua, Chihuahua
1) Arkángel Divino, Drago Kid, Último Maldito vs Genio del Aire, Kamik-C, Skalibur (Baja California)
2) Dalys & Sexy Star vs Chik Tormenta & Maravilla
3) Aerostar, Arez, Octagón Jr. vs Parka Negra, Psicosis, Villano III Jr.
4) Myzteziz & Zorro vs Argenis & Gringo Loco
5) Mr. Iguana & Willie Mack vs Emperador Azteca & Toscano
6) Psycho Clown vs Sam Adonis [flag]
This lineup has been floating around for a while. It had TV taping logos but it’s a Thursday show with a not especially strong group of names (Emperador Azteca is working the semi-main?) that I wasn’t 100% sure it was a real show. No idea why it took until 9 days before the show to get confirmed by AAA. Note that match three is the first time Arez and Psicosis will have wrestled since the Vipers broke up with Arez one year ago.
Match four follows up on Myzteziz/Argenis (so Myzteziz is getting beat.)
These shows look to be airing June 24 and July 1st. A month between taping and airing is about normal for AAA this year outside TripleMania. Those dates also take AAA to one week before TripleMania Tijuana. They’ll probably air one episode from the Puebla taping first.
Thursday’s show is a Lucha Libre Boom one, announced a while back.
IWRG , LLB (THU) 05/18/2023 Arena Naucalpan
1) Crazy Clown, El Reptil, Hijo de Súper Brazo, Sparta vs Gato Eveready, Gravedad Cero, Power Bull, Príncipe Centauro
2) Hijo De Brazo De Platino & Sangre Suicida vs Demencia & Soria
3) Oro Blanco, Steve Manson, Voltio vs Eurus, Rey Azteca Jr., Súper Boy
4) Fantasy, Mike Segura, Pantera vs Carta Brava Jr. (LLB), Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera
5) Puma & Tonalli vs Lunatik Xtreme & Ovett Jr. and Brazo Celestial & Brazo De Oro Jr.
6) Hijo de LA Park & LA Park Jr. vs Hijo del Alebrije & Hijo del Pirata Morgan
7) Pirata Morgan vs LA Park vs DMT Azul
This should air on Mas Lucha live. LA Park in the main event means a likely full house.
The Tonalli mystery may be solved; he’s not going to CMLL at the moment. Tonalli appears on an upcoming trio of RGR cards (Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas) with a whole bunch of AAA wrestlers. That’s a no-no for CMLL wrestlers, so he picked those dates over CMLL at some point. Not sure if that’s no Tonalli for now or forever. Tonalli’s a guy AAA should look at if he’s now going to be available to them, though I can’t imagine they’d get around to doing anything with him.
Big Lucha says they’ll only be airing shows on their own channel starting with the 05/26 Ecatepec show, which means no more Mas Lucha. Big Lucha did their own production earlier on, which was alright, not at the general level of Mas Lucha, but that was before this current era of Mas Lucha shooting every show with a malfunctioning floor cam. The bar has been lowered.
Rey Fenix vs Gringo Loco airs on ROH’s Honor Club this Thursday.
Defy has Hijo del Vikingo, Ultimo Dragon and Juventud Guerrera on 10/13 in Yakima, Washignton. It’s a big building they’re running from “Primolucha.”
One thought to “CMLL early week results, Titan/BOSJ, Tonalli”
I confess to not have watched much of Titan’s work in CMLL but I like what I have seen of him in New Japan. Would I be wrong in thinking he could be a bigger star in Mexico if they booked him better? He definitely has the talent and a good look.
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