CMLL (FRI) 10/09/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Shockercito & Stukita b Demus 3:16 & Pequeño Nitro
Shockercito won with a La Mistica, which appears to have been intentional foreshadowing.
2) Okumura, Puma, Tiger b Fuego, The Panther, Tritón
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Heddi Karaoui, Stuka Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Hechicero, Luciferno
Karaoui was said to do well in his debut, got the win.
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush b Ángel de Oro, Super Parka, Super Porky
Ingobernables ended up destroying the tecnicos. Sombra took Angel de Oro’s mask after the match.
5) Atlantis & Negro Casas b Mephisto, Mistico, Volador Jr., Ephesto, Máximo, Valiente [CMLL Universal, seeding battle royal]
Prior to this match, the original Mistico came to the ring in a new mask (and with no name). He said Arena Mexico gave birth to him and he was coming back to return to the spot that no one had filled. The ring announcer promoted the 10/25 All Elite show, but Myzteziz never mentioned that date and implied he’d be coming back for a lot more than that. Strangely, Mistico II was the first person out for this match and most of the field attacked him. They tore up his mask repeatedly on this show.
6) Mephisto b Ephesto [CMLL Universal, 8F]
7) Mistico b Valiente [CMLL Universal, 8F]
8) Volador Jr. b Máximo [CMLL Universal, 8F]
9) Atlantis b Negro Casas [CMLL Universal, 8F]
10) Mephisto b Mistico [CMLL Universal, quarterfinal]
11) Atlantis b Volador Jr. [CMLL Universal, quarterfinal]
12) Atlantis b Mephisto [CMLL Universal, semifinal]
Atlantis faces Ultimo Guerrero on 10/16
The big news was the Myzteziz appearance and his press conference after the show. Myzteziz told the press that he plans on finishing up his AAA dates and then hopes to make his way back to CMLL. CMLL promoted Myzteziz’ appearance on Facebook and Twitter, which I don’t recall them doing with LA Park. Myzteziz isn’t officially part of CMLL at this moment, and things can still happen, but everyone expects him to join the promotion soon. This must’ve been in the works for a while, but it stayed quiet until yesterday afternoon. According to his own Twitter, Myzteziz was working AAA house show as recently as Thursday in Xalapa. He’s listed as working a spot show tonight in Veracruz. AAA seems like they were as caught off guard by this as most everyone. I’m sure they’re ticked and I’d guess he’s going to be asked to sit at home instead of working those shows, but this is a strange situation.
The Mistico II stuff was weird. It seemed like they were killing off the character for most of the tournament. The crowd would’ve been fine with that, he was getting booed badly just by appearing after the original had shown up. In the end, he just lost cleanly to a super Devil’s Wings.
Atlantis versus Ultimo Guerrero was the most predictable final but one I was kind of hoping they’d avoid. Ultimo Guerrero is almost definitely going to win. This final serves no purpose except to give Ultimo Guerrero a desperately unneeded victory.
Despite ClaroSports saying the show would only air in Mexico, it aired everywhere without a region block. No one knows anything and I expect it’ll stay a guessing game for a while. I only saw the Mistico return and the Universal tournament (which seemed better than last week, though the crowd was not at all into a long Mephisto/Ephesto match after Mistico I just showed up.) I haven’t even edited the rest, but I’m told the undercard was fun and worth watching. Karaoui did better than expected; hope he keeps it up.
In news that got swallowed up, Negro Casas & Blue Panther versus Solar & Negro Navarro was also announced for the 10/25 show. That All Elite has no TV (or internet) outlet, though fan recordings often show up on YouTube. It’s a Sunday show, so it would normally air on ClaroSports, but CMLL’s opted out of airing any matches which aren’t all CMLL luchadors. Maybe it’ll be different this time.
AAA has every right to be livid about Myzteziz’s move – he did this in a unprofessional way, and probably is still under contract to AAA. They also can’t afford to wallow in their anger too long right now, because they’ve got to figure out what to do with their TripleMania program, how to replace Myzteziz as a lead heel in general, and who else might be jumping. No one was naming names last night, but rumors were indicating Myzteziz wasn’t coming alone. (No opponent or match being named for him was interesting for that reason.) The spotlight is going to fall on Averno – who, unlike his rival, has been noted as being super professional everywhere – and if he’ll follow his friend back to CMLL.
My plans involve me not checking the internet for long stretches of time today. I’m throwing my laptop in the car, so maybe you’ll get an update from a rest stop near Peoria if more craziness happens, but more likely just keep an eye on Twitter.
AAA’s taking the blame for moving the Nuevo Laredo taping. As usual, they don’t give any particular reason.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
CMLL (FRI) 10/16/2015 Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., The Panther vs Artillero, Sangre Azteca, Súper Comando
2) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
3) Shockercito vs Demus 3:16 [hair]
4) Dragon Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Virus
5) Máximo, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush
6) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero [CMLL Universal, final]
Ultimo Guerrero, already the only two time winner, would become the first three time winner if he wins.
WWE’s in town the next day. CMLL appears to know what the good matches are when they want to do good matches. The two singles matches should do well, and the fourth and first matches should be worth watching. (The women’s match isn’t as hot, but it’s tough for CMLL to put together promising women’s matches with the current roster.)
Shockercito defeated Demus when they last met for a hair match in 2009. He’s never lost his hair.
DTU JOSAGA (SAT) 10/31/2015 Auditorio de la Unidad Deportivo, Fortín, Veracruz
1) Blaster, Delirium, Guerrero Astral vs Angel Negro, Halcón Infenrla, Ultra Boy
2) Erwin, Galxy, Irving vs Masizito, Porrito, Samuary Jr.
3) Black Baby & Sepultura vs Destroyer & Hades
4) Gio El Malkriado & Lady Maravilla vs Abadon & Zuzu Divine and Perro Negro Jr. & Princesa Doreada and Black Sabath & Crazy Star (F)
5) Septimo Dragon vs Ángel del Misterio, Tiburon, Ángel Del Futuro
6) Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo vs Joven Marvilla & Maremoto Jr. and Aero Power & Kronos
7) Black Fire & Pesadilla vs Cíclope & Miedo Extremo and Ángel o Demonio & Ovett