CMLL (MON) 05/20/2013 Arena Puebla [El Popular (cover)]
1) Akron, King Jaguar, Siki Ozama Jr. b Asturiano, Meyer, Tigre Rojo Jr.
Siki Osama beat Asturiano with a Canadian Destroyer. King Jaguar disocated a shoulder on a dive.
2) Pegasso, Starman, Stigma b Hooligan, Nitro, Skándalo
straight falls.
3) Olímpico, Puma, Sangre Azteca b Delta, Sagrado, Tritón
4) Diamante Azul b Rey Bucanero
Azul took falls 2/3, then challenged Bucanero again to a mask vs hair match. Bucanero accepted, and it will main event Arena Puebla’s Anniversary show next month (date not specified.)
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Thunder DQ Felino, Negro Casas, Shinsuke Nakamura
Tecnicos took 2/3, Nakamura pulling Sombra’s mask in the third.

AAA announced two more matches officially for TripleMania: Heavy Metal vs Chessman, with the winner facing Texano Jr. the same night. It’s not the three (or more) way match they seemed to set up, but two separate matches which might take up about the same time. The expected outcome is Metal defeating Chessman and a fresher Texano defeating Metal to keep the title, but they could always do things a little different.

AAA also announced TripleMania will be on regular PPV, will be shown in movie theatres, and be broadcast on iPPV. Hooray, I finally get to give AAA my money. Details on all of those methods are still TBA.

KrisZ revealed the top matches for the AAA TV taping in Leon, just two days before TripleMania:
?) Heavy Metal & Electroshock vs Silver King & Mascara Ano 200 Jr.
?) Canek, Mesias, La Parka vs Texano Jr., Chessman, Villano IV

That suggests Canek isn’t long for the rudo side. This won’t air until after TripleMania, but would allow them to avoid using TripleMania as regular TV footage at least in the short term. If you want to see TripleMania, you’ll probably have to pay for it.

Rey Bucanero is happy Cruz Azul is in the final because he did a lot of rehab there, likes his chances to win against Thunder & Azul today because “sí, son dos gigantes, pero si las torres gemelas cayeron ellos también lo harán.” Friendly advice: don’t use that line again.

Mr. Niebla is listed as returning tonight in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara. He’s taking the place of Ultimo Guerrero, who actually needs to be in Arena Mexico on Tuesday and Friday nights if he’s judging En Busca de un Idolo. (He missed Sunday because they had him booked on a show in Arena Queretaro.) If Mr. Niebla shows up – it’s always an if – it’s his first match in three weeks.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico show has Sangre Azteca vs Valiente and Hijo del Fantasma & Misterioso in En Busca de un Idolo. Azteca, Misterioso and Fantasma have stuck to the same narrow routines in their matches the last few years, especially in lightning matches, and hopefully we might see something new out of them tonight. Those matches should be shown on Terra. No other ongoing feuds, but there’s some good undercard matches.

IWRG’s event on Sunday will start at the early time of 4pm, to avoid running against Mexican Futbol final.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of 09/28/12 CMLL.

Bill has highlights of 04/19/12 IWRG.

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