CMLL drew 13,000 on 8/13 for the first singles match between Hijo del Santo and Perro Aguayo Jr., and then on 8/20 they drew 11,000 for the Gran Alternativa tournament. The Thursday and Sunday shows are averaging 3,000. You have to hand it to CMLL, as no company in the world is drawing these kinds of numbers these days.
If that wasn’t enough good news, the Rayo/Universo mascara contra mascara match on 9/17 has already sold out the first 10 to 15 rows. This is big news because CMLL does almost all of its business walk up, so it’s sure to be a sell out. When Rayo won Cien Caras’ mask in 1990, not only did they sell 23,000 tickets, another 6,000 people broke through security and watched the match from the rafters, actually causing structural damage. Yikes.
CMLL actually posted the results of the 8/17 show while the main event of Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis was still going on. Oops.
The year end special is looking like Shocker vs. Terrible in a hair match, and we may see a mask match between Atlantis and Wagner next March (personally, I wouldn’t bet the house on that happening).
Remember Hijo del Rayo de Jalisco Jr/El Hombre Sin Nombre? The exciting rookie who left CMLL for AAA because he felt he wasn’t getting a fair shake? Well, after dropping off the face of the earth, there was a report that he’s gotten really fat and out of shape. Sorry Cubs.