Forjando un Idolo

Forjando un Idolo will be giving out a bonus point after all. They’re using the poll on the Forjando un Idolo microsite to decide an extra point (one per week), and this week’s point has gone to Metal Blanco, his first point. For what it’s worth, the polling software – free! – does not appear to allow you to change the percentage of votes, but you can set it to allow people to vote from the same computer as many times as they’d like. Doesn’t seem like they’ve reset the votes from last week yet.

There’s no recap of the show, but the CMLL micro site says Polvora [6] beat Magnus [3] and Fuego [3] beat Angel de Plata [0]. That eliminates Angel de Plata, and makes the remaining Magnus vs Fuego a play in match.

Fuego vs Polvora‘s match is up.

Cesar talks about the concept.

Rob reviews all the first round matches.

Other news

In other tournaments, NJPW’s Best of Super Juniors was announced. It’s 18 people, the largest field ever, but only one CMLL luchador: Mascara Dorada. He’s in Block B, a rough road. Opponents include DDT’s Kota Ibushi, Taguchi, TAKA Michinoku, Great Sasuke and Jushin Liger. It’d be a significant upset for Dorada to beat any of them. The other Block B members are Daisuke Sasaki (indy/DDT), Gedo and KUSHIDA, who are at least close to even. 6th place would be a respectable finish.

The NJPW tour runs from 05/26 to 06/10, which means any CMLL Universal Tournament Block with Dorada/Taguchi/Liger couldn’t happen until June 17th. Today, Dorada & Tama Tonga (who’s King Haku’s son and would be interesting in CMLL for a bit) lost to Liger & Manabu Nakinishi, with the heavyweights being responsible in the finish.

Record’s story on the DTU show says Samurai del Sol was not seriously hurt from his dive gone bad.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Links

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 04/24/2011 Arena Coliseo
1) Freesbe & Robin vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Enrique Vera Jr. & Hombre Bala Jr. vs Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II
3) Delta [3] vs Metal Blanco [1] [Forjando un Idolo]
4) Dragon Lee [0] vs Guerrero Maya Jr. [3] [Forjando un Idolo]
5) Ángel de Oro, Diamante, Rush vs El Alebrije, Misterioso Jr., Olímpico
6) Black Warrior, Metro, Palacio Negro vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
7) Blue Panther vs Negro Casas

A seven match card! Don’t usually get that without a tournament, though I guess that’s sort of what’s going on.

Weird they’re doing the Tapatios tag match on the week where Dragon Lee has a singles match. Or maybe that’s just bad planning weird.

Dragon Lee wins a lot more in Arena Coliseo, perhaps that’ll help him here.

Fifth match is the Mexican Trios champions teaming up (for the first time since winning the titles) and the poster mentions it. Rush is one of those double champions who might need to lose a title. Misterioso is not an Invasor, but he is a rudo.

Palacio Negro in the semimain is surprising, but I guess they wanted him on the card and there’s no other place for him. Should be a fun time, but if there’s any match they could cut from TV, that actually would be it. (Or maybe Forjando matches will be web exclusive? A lot to air here.)

Not sure where Panther vs Negro will air, but I hope I get to see it.