What happened: Pagano beat Psycho Clown again. Pentagon Jr. (winning a three way tag match) and Dr. Wagner (beating Mesias) won title shots in underwhelming fashion.
What was good: I liked the trios title match and didn’t have a lot of time for the rest.
Where can I watch it: It’s all on AAA’s channel, including exclusive matches.
Mesias starts the show of the ring for general Trump praising and crowd criticizing. It turns out that Dr. Wagner is just like all these ugly people. They prompt the crowd to cheer for Wagner, and they do! And then Wagner comes out a beat late. Wagner playing to the crowd goes longer than Mesias’ promo, of course. Wagner’s wearing an open chin mask, exposing a gray beard which makes him seem much older than usual. Wagner’s microphone has some annoying feedback, but the point he gets around to is he’s going to reclaim the heavyweight belt at TripleMania. Mesias explains all the ways he’s better than Wagner and challenges Wagner to fight now. Wagner is OK with that idea, but the security (who’ve been hovering around Wagner since he came out) stop him. One edit later, Wagner is gone and Mesias finishes his promo.(more…)
ELITE (THU) 07/14/2016Arena México [+LuchaTV, MedioTiempo, Plantilla Deportiva, R de Rudo]
1) Cancerbero & Raziel b Ciclón Ramírez Jr. & Príncipe Diamante
2) Jinzo & Súper Crazy b Felino & Tiger Crazy mocked Tiger after the win.
3) El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Karonte Jr. b Hijo De Dos Caras, Hijo de LA Park, Rayman
4) Diamante Azul b Teddy Hart [Liga Elite] Teddy Hart replaced Caristico. This was listed on the poster as a Liga Elite match but not announced as one after the change. Azul won a German suplex.
5) Atlantis & Dos Caras Sr. b Máscara Año 2000 & Universo 2000 Dos’ first match in Arena Mexico since 1997
6) Rush DQ LA Park [Liga Elite, super libre] turned in a brawl with weapons being pulled out of the crowd (when they weren’t going into the crowd.) Both men bled. Rush threw a wooden cooler at Park a few times, Park later did the same, and was DQed for doing the same. (Referee Edgar fled after calling the DQ and it did not appear to be the planned finish to the match.) The two ignored the result and continued fighting for a couple minutes, finally being broken up by security. Park & Rush got back in the ring and cut promos until their mics were cut, then fought again for another couple minutes before breaking apart.
There’s a periscope video of the match from the second row, which gives you a good sense of how crazy the brawl got and how rabid the fans were for it. I was not surprised the super libre match ended in a DQ – it seems like all CMLL super libre no DQ matches actually end in DQ – but this wasn’t a foul or mask pull DQ. This was the referee seemingly legitimately losing control of the match and deciding it must be stopped. (Since Edgar has that earpiece, he probably wasn’t the only person involved in making that decision. There’s always the chance this could’ve been an angle, but it didn’t come off like any angle CMLL’s ever run.) Anyway, it didn’t stop the match and it’s probably for Elite’s benefit it didn’t stop, the fans would’ve been livid. There were plenty of people angry about the DQ, but the Rush & LA Park continuing to fight made it feel like some crazy event. I don’t think there would’ve been a riot, but there would’ve been a lot of unhappy people who wouldn’t be coming back again.
This looked like the biggest Elite crowd in the Azteca era. There seemed to be a bit of manipulation – it looked like the upper bowl was closed off to make sure the lower bowl filled up – but this match (and probably the legends in the semimain) drew in a way nothing has drawn for them before. They could easily do 10K+ for a rematch – but maybe it’d have to be at the Palacio de los Deportes or Plaz de la Monumental in Monterrey, because I’m not sure CMLL’s going to allow them to do this match again in Arena Mexico given how they reacted last night. If this was CMLL pulling the plug on the match, then it’s definitely never going to be as good as it could be under those conditions and would need to be done elsewhere to reach it’s full potential.
(I am even a little concerned CMLL might even ask Elite/Azteca not to air the match, as they’ve done in the past with the Wagner/Park brawl and Volador/Niebla bloody match in Puebla – it was definitely being filmed the whole way thru the post match brawl and CMLL may not be able to stop Azteca, but there’s a good chance CMLL would omit if it was a show they were airing themselves.)
Teddy Hart told the press that this would not be the last time we see him in Arena Mexico. This is Teddy’s first appearance in a major promotion since he left 2012. It’s hard to believe Elite would fly Teddy in to work one unadvertised match, so maybe he’s showing up tonight – only, Elite flew in David Tita to work just one match only a couple weeks ago, so they’re fully capable of such strangeness.
Teddy’s been most recently working in California, including teaming with Rush last weekend, so that’s probably the way he got back to Mexico. Teddy’s antics got him fired multiple times for AAA, a thousand times looser company than CMLL, so it seems unlikely he’d stick around in Arena Mexico for long even with Elite calling the shots.
Elite does not air tonight. It moves to Saturdays starting week, in between a soccer game and boxing.
CMLL’s show tonight looks to have a great match, though it a very different style. The Leyenda de Plata tournament restarts tonight. This tournament honors el Santo, and historically has featured CMLL’s most exciting luchadors. 2016’s field has Mistico, Volador Jr., La Máscara, Titán, Mephisto, Tritón, Cavernario, Guerrero Maya Jr., Ripper, The Panther, Virus and the returning Dragón Lee in a cibernetico match. The winning luchador will face Negro Casas next Friday.
Titan’s going to be busy next week, so he’s likely not advancing. Mistico, Volador, Mascara, Mephisto, Cavernario and Dragon Lee (last year’s runner up) seem to have the best chance, but this was a tournament Virus almost won last time; a surprise is not totally out of the question.
The actual main event is Atlantis, Diamante Azul and Rush versus Euforia, Gran Guerrero and Ultimo Guerrero. A few days ago on Facebook, Rush said he’d have surprises and new Ingobernable soon. There’s no one less governable in the world of wrestling than Teddy Hart, so it’s really interesting he’s hanging around Mexico right now. I’m not sure that’s the direction, but it’s a strange possibility which has to be considered now.
There’s really no angles on the rest of the card. The opener is listed as Vaquerita & Skadi vs Tiffany & Seductora, but the preview today has Isis in place of Seductora. It’s not a big difference. Angel de Oro, Rey Cometa, and Stuka Jr. take on the Hijos del Infierno, who defended their trios titles last Tuesday in Guadalajara. Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys take face Valiente, Maximo and Super Crazy, who’s making a rare non-Elite appearance on CMLL shows. Those recent appearances were part of his feud with the Casas family, who are not involved in this match, so it’s strange to see him tonight. Might not be an angle, might just be everyone else being used in the Leyenda de Plata.
CMLL will air on Clarosports as normal. The show is not on NJPWWorld. It looks like it might have been a one time event for Volador vs Kushida, because it’s not on the schedule going at the moment. Japan is getting the Gran Prix tomorrow night, airing on SamuraiTV at 10pm local.
DTU is also running tonight in Arena Neza, with a six way extreme cage match as the main event. There’s a three way tag match on the card between Titan & Triton, Motorcross & Dr. Cerebro, and Pesadilla & Rocky Lobo, which would require the CMLL guys to bolt from Arena Mexico as soon as the semimain is done and make it over to Arena Neza. That’s a 45 minute drive, so they probably wouldn’t get there until 11:30, which seems way too late (and that cage match would still have to go on after.) Maybe they’d move to the start of the show to get them out of there quick? This all comes up because, earlier in the week, Titan posted on Facebook that he hadn’t been contacted to work the DTU show and wouldn’t be on it, but then later deleted that post. I dunno; Titan was doing Facebook live videos last night, so he might have explained it. The rest of the card looks interesting, but I’m not so sure about that match happening as scheduled.
Mini Drago has quit AAA, according to a post on his Facebook. His note is along the lines of Ludxor’s complaint, though with less details: poor working conditions and favoritism. His brother, Mini Charly Manson/Tiago quit back in March, and posted a note of support on his Facebook.
Mini Drago started in AAA exactly 10 years ago tomorrow, as Mascarita Divina. He’d been a second tier tecnico mini for the last decade, with maybe his most notable moment a bad leg injury on a diving headscissors that kept him out for a long time. He got the Mini Drago character in February 2014, which helped at first but not of late: he’s only appeared on TV about five times in the last two years. (This is where we’re seeing the departures from AAA of late, the guys at the end of the roster who aren’t content working the B towns.) His most recent TV appearance was last August, AAA’s just not booking a lot of mini trios for TV any more, but he was listed as returning to TV on the upcoming 07/29 Toluca card. That was a card released early and has not been officially confirmed by AAA. Perhaps he got bumped from the card and that was the breaking point, or maybe he just realized the upcoming anniversary and decided to move on.
Tiago’s only appeared a couple times since leaving AAA, but I’d guess he and his brother are going to be either teaming or facing each other an indie show soon.
Adictos del Deportes had a report saying AAA was creating a new Sexy Star, based on an instagram photo by AAA’s main Japanese contact and designer showing a new outfit. The Adictos del Deportes had said they heard a woman who tried out for WWE might be brought in to AAA for the role, but they didn’t know much. I freaked out at first but, after talking to more people about this, that outfit turns out to be one Sexy wore back in 2012 and it was more a “good luck for whatever’s next” message that didn’t get translated to English well.
Adictos del Deportes, which is run by the same people who handle Llaves y Canados and lucha libre for Multimedios, is kind of being used a news site to build angles for their promotions. (It’s successful gambit if you can get people to buy into the articles.) This is the third Sexy Star article they’ve run in a shot time – there was a fairly unbelivable story about Sexy going into MMA even before boxing a couple days ago that seem worth link. It suggests Sexy’s on the September ColiseoMania show and they’re just trying to keep her name up as a big star.
Lucha Underground’s Chris DeJospeh was on Wrestling Mayhem Show’s Mid Week War podcasts this week. On the Lucha Underground one, he noted last week’s Son of Havoc/the Mack match was originally a two out of three falls match, but the entire show went long (25 minutes over) and they had to edit it down and change the stipulation later. That’s why there were no falls outside on a falls count anywhere match.
No one’s promoting it, not El Rey or Lucha Underground, but they’re running a S2 marathon starting this weekend. Starting this Saturday, El Rey will air six episodes Season 2 episodes a night starting at 7pm CT. It ends an hour early on Tuesday, so they can air all four hours of Ultima Lucha back to back to back leading to the 2 hour final. (The final will repeat right after, as always.)
AAA has three way matches from Ecatepec this week, with a shot for the Cruiserweight title on the line and another heavyweight three way.
Elite moves to Saturday night at 9pm CT. Rush/LA Park is something to talk about in the morning but, for the purposes of this post, remember that CMLL’s stopped people from airing matches which they’ve felt have gotten out of control in the past (Volador/Niebla in Puebla.) Rush/Park should air, but there’s a slight chance it might.
Puebla looks more interesting of the two early week CMLL streams.
I still don’t believe this tournament will resolve as initially promised, and announcing Diamante Azul (not in the Liga Elite) versus Caristico convinced me I’m right. However, I’ve long decided I might as well treat it like it’s genuine until it falls apart, and so far it hasn’t fallen apart.
20 matches have been completed, with 46 matches left to take place. The good thing about this tournament is we know all of those matches, at least until Rey Escorpion fills in for someone again. And, since it’s the internet, I might as well rank them.
46) Cibernetico vs Xtreme Tiger
I like Tiger, you’ll see him higher on this list. The problem is he was utterly squashed by Lashley, which doesn’t give me any hope for him against any one else in this tournament. Outside of the LA Park match, Cibernetico’s not really shown up for these matches, and this seems most certain to be a 4 minute walkthru. (more…)
Elite returns tonight with one of the biggest possible matches in their Liga Elite tournament, Rush versus LA Park. It’s listed as super libre, which means no DQ, but the line of what is and isn’t allowed in Arena Mexico is never totally clear. There’s a non zero chance LA Park does something that makes this his last match for a while; the last time someone tried this feud (August), LA Park said things on the microphone which made it his last match for quite a while. It’s going to an event; their recent match in Tijuana was quite good and this should be the same.
It’s packed top of the card. Dos Caras makes his first appearance in Arena Mexico since 1997, teaming with Atlantis against Mascara Ano 2000 & Universo 2000 (the youngest person in the match at 53.) The fourth match, the other TV match on a normal week, is Caristico vs Diamante Azul in what’s listed as a Liga Elite match. It doesn’t make sense as a Liga Elite match unless Azul is replacing someone (like Escorpion did last week) and it’s not clear if Caristico is actually wrestling the match. If he had the injury he said he had, he probably shouldn’t be.
The show opens with new CMLL luchador Ciclon Ramirez Jr. & rarely seen Principe Diamante versus Cancerbero & Raziel, Felino & Tiger against Super Crazy & Ronnie Mendoza and Hijo de Dos Caras, Hijo de LA Park & Rayman vs Hijo de Medico Asesino, Hijo del Dr. Wagner & Karonte Junior. The show now airs Saturday at 9pm CT.
It’s another big night for Elite. Rush versus LA Park is one of the biggest matches they can run, and you can’t bring back Dos Caras after twenty years every week. This should draw better than the International tournament, but that’s a low bar. They need to do much better than that.
I’d go to the premiere tonight, but I really don’t want to miss the Leyenda de Plata tomorrow night. It just got a better this morning: Dragon Lee will return for the tournament, taking Negro Casas’ spot. That’s how the Leyenda de Plata is supposed to work: Casas is the former winner so he’ll defend against the winner of the cibernetico. And it’s a killer lineup for that: Mistico, Volador, Guerrero Maya, Titan, Triton, Dragon Lee, the Panther, La Mascara, Mephisto, Cavernario, Ripper and Virus. I’d love it if Hechicero was in there instead of Mascara but there are some really good names in that list.
(Dragon Lee returns 1 day before Stuka makes it to ROH, which must be a little bit disappointing since that was Lee’s spot. They probably couldn’t be sure he’d be ready by now, and Dragon will likely end up in ROH later.)
I skimmed thru yesterday’s CMLL Informa. Segments were with rookies Escorpion Negro, Fiero and Maquiavelo (Fiero revealed he’s the nephew of the previous Fiero, Maquiavelo had been training for 7 years before debuting), Reina Isis fitness segment, Arkangel & K-Fu about Saturday’s Anniversary show (K-Fu will be debuting on a real show soon), Stuka Jr. & his son about going to ROH and his son training in lucha, and Guerrero Maya, Titan, Triton and The Panther talking about the Leyenda de Plata and Titan going to the Super Junior
I didn’t put it together yesterday, but the August Lucha Memes show in Mexico City is the same day as the ChilangaMask show. The former co-promoters are going to be running against each other for the first time. (CMLL people are working both shows.)
We’re halfway thru the year, so it’s long past time I’ve posted a working MOTYC list. Working plan is to update this after every month of TV. You can find it linked here even after it gets moved off the top of the page. I use air dates, because the post is recommending matches rather than an arbitrary date limit.
– Sexy Star eliminated Mariposa (15:04, Marty punch→ Sexy Pin)
– Sexy Star eliminated Marty the Moth Martinez (17:52, cross armbreaker)
Mil Muertes defeated King Cuerno in a death match (13:47, martinete, great)
Only two matches tonight, which were more definite conclusions than setting stuff up for later. That was saved for the outside the ring moments.
Night Claw debuted in the Gift of the Gods match, which was turned into an elimination match this time. The layout of the match took advantage off that change (and was likely the reason for the cage.) The first half of the match was showcase for Claw, breaking the curse on new wrestlers by picking up two pinfalls and a moonsault off the cage. Killshot beating Night Claw moved the match to the second part, built around the two Moth feuds this season. Killshot was unable to gain revenge on Marty, and Marty still has the dog tags. It went better for Sexy Star, who was able to defeat both her tormentors (with a little accidental help from Marty hitting Sexy) to win the championship. Sexy’s been in every Gift of the Gods match so far, and becomes the first woman to win the title or any singles gold in Lucha Underground.
Of note, Kobra Moon is still hanging around watching Daga. No progress on that front.
There wasn’t much story in the main event, just brutality. King Cuerno’s natural arrogance caught him at moments, but mostly the reborn (again) Mil Muertes was way too much for him or anyone else. Mil put Cuerno thru four tables, smacked him with a crowbar to the back of the head, and dropped him with a martinete for the win. Cuerno was attended to by paramedics. He did not appear to be literally dead, but he was pretty well killed off. I’m still not convinced of Sexy Star’s chances, but Muertes appears to be a fearsome challenger to whoever comes out of Ultima Lucha with the big belt.
That title match came up at the end of the show. Striker directly asked Vampiro what his relationship was with Pentagon Jr. at the moment. Vampiro responded by dumping his meds in the garbage and announcing he was leaving to go train his protege.
The Crew and Joey Ryan do not have a match at Ultima Lucha 2, but they made their own payoff. Mr. Cisco was sent into to talk to Dario while wearing a wire. Dario had no time for him, then paranoid thought Cisco was working against him. I guess it’s not paranoid if you’re right, and Dario quickly figured out Cisco was working for the police. Dario snuffed out the microphone, then snuffed out the life of poor Mr. Cisco, beating him to death with the same red bull that Dario says was used to kill his mother. (Joey & Cortez were shocked by being found out, but didn’t rush in to make a save.) While Dario’s hands were still covered in blood, he picked up the phone and told someone “it’s time.”
I liked this episode better than last week’s, although I’m not sure either match hit it’s peak potential.
The 7 way match was seriously great during the Siniestro/Daga/Claw/Killshot dominated portion, with some incredible sequences and great big spots. Night Claw came off as a star on Day 1, looking spectacular in the ring, getting those first two pinfalls, and wowing everyone with his moonsault. I would’ve liked to see him go any farther, but they gave preference to the story they were telling from that season and Night Claw was being set up more for Season 3. It’s just that Sexy Star didn’t have a good performance tonight, looking slow and awkward at time, and it was hard for me to get into her story. It seems like her and the Moths feud is over now, but it felt like it was over at No Mas and it just keeps hanging around. The crowd was into her winning, but it didn’t connect with me.
The death match was a near one sided bulldozing, but an entertaining one. Cuerno got some hope spots in, but never felt like he was that close to defeating Mil. Mil’s utter destruction of him was impressive. The biggest challenge for Mil’s big matches is he’s had so many of them on this show already, and every new one has to compete against the old ones. This didn’t have the passion (or blood) of the Fenix matches, and seemed more designed to repair Mil than to be interestingly competitive.
The irony is the Mil Muertes match was laid out with the idea King Cuerno wouldn’t be available to Lucha Underground for a long time if ever again, the Night Claw match was to make him a big deal going into season 3, and it would’ve been more useful the other way. As best as we can tell, this was Night Claw’s one and only match with Lucha Underground. Perhaps they quietly taped some vignettes, but he didn’t appear before the crowd in Season 3 and seems unlikely to again given his harsh breakup with AAA. It’s shame, because just this taste of him set up so many more matches I would’ve loved to see him here. The ultimate destination of a match with Prince Puma would’ve been incredible, as their alter egos have shown elsewhere.
Night Claw won’t be the first LU character to suddenly vanish between seasons – maybe we’ll see him up on a wall in S3? – but they had already set him up as a big part of the mythos and it might be tougher to extract him. And they might not have even been sure what to do with him at first, because his status wasn’t clear for a while.)
Meanwhile, Cuerno was unable to go elsewhere and is eventually going to have to return here. He’s still a cool character, but the later half of this season has done him no favors and he’s going to need some of his own repairs to recapture his original spot. You never know how things are going to turn out – hey, maybe things will change and they’ll find a way to use Night Claw too.
There’s no repairing Mr. Cisco, who’s true and well dead. (That’s three out of the four Crew members gone, with Bael murdered by Matanza and Big Ryck offed in the comic books.) He had his best run as a psuedo-tecnico in the last few weeks, though there was always only going to be so much run with that setup. “Dead” people on this show have ways of sneaking back in under other identities and hopefully we’ll get to see him in one which better allows that style.
How did Ryan and Cortez not make a move when their informant is exposed? Their work leaves much to be desired.
This was not a blowaway show, but it was pretty strong one. Next week lines up to be great.
AAA aired the Lucha World Cup, so there’s no recap this week. No IWRG, no Proesa, no Noches, so there’s nothing on my TV list else to check out. I really liked the Gran Prix and Fenix/Mundo more than other people.
CMLL (TUE) 07/12/2016Arena México [CMLL, thecubsfan, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Astral, Fantasy, Stukita b Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico 15:38. Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Estrellita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit b Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis 14:35. Tecnicas took 1/3.
3) Blue Panther Jr. b Sagrado [lightning] 6:23. Blue Panther Jr. won via nudo lagunero.
4) Kráneo, Okumura, Ripper b Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., Valiente 13:22. Rudos took 1/3.
5) Rey Escorpión & Tama Tonga b Kushida & Niebla Roja [seeding battle royal] 2:03.
6) Kushida & Marco Corleone b Felino & Niebla Roja [semifinal] 6:03.
7) Rey Escorpión & Shocker b Tama Tonga & Tangaroa [semifinal] 3:17.
8) Kushida & Marco Corleone DQ Rey Escorpión & Shocker [final] 5:25. Escorpion fouled Kushida & Marco for the DQ, then fouled Shocker after the decision
Show was generally better than Monday’s show, though the best matches from Puebla were better than the best here and it was another tournament that ended with someone decided they’d rather just get DQed.
Lucha Underground has episode #25 of the season, Ultima Lucha Dos – Part 2, the final 1 hour show of the year. Next week is 2 hours. Matches announced:
Mil Muertes vs King Cuerno in a death match
Mariposa vs Sexy Star vs Killshot vs Marty the Moth vs Daga vs Siniestro de la Muerte vs Night Claw for the Gift of the Gods championship – opening clip here
There’s usually a third match, but it hasn’t been announced. Those were the first two TV matches taped on that day, and the third was the trios title match. I’ve also seen mention that they may air Taya/Ivelisse. They’ve tended to announce the last match Wednesday afternoon, so you’ll know soon.
WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic also kicks off tonight, at 8pm CT. (That’s directly after Lucha Underground airs.) If they follow the same order as the matches were taped, Gran Metalik/Mascara Dorada versus Alejandro Saez is the first match tonight. Raul Mendoza’s first round match would air two weeks from today. All three were interviewed on WWE’s Espanol site. Mendoza says he couldn’t use Jinzo due to a trademark issue and that an agent contacted after seeing him in his work in Japan. That’s a few years ago now. Over on +Lucha, Mendoza gives a WWE Network plug. UPDATE: WWE’s saying Ibushi/Maluta airs tonight; that was the third episode live, so they have changed around the other of matches. Mendoza’s match aired on that episode, but they have made more changes in order; your guess is as good as mine.
TripleMania tickets suddenly went on sale today. Tickets run from 240MXP ($13USD) for obstructed view up to 2160MXP ($117.58USD) for ringside. Ringside is more the 2X than the next section. Of note, the description mentions three wrestlers: Psycho Clown, Pagano, and Dr. Wagner. Leo Riano’s column today says Pagano/Psycho and Mundo/Pentagon are set for the show.
SuperLuchas also has a piece writing about the rise and recent fall off of women’s wrestling since the Mexico City ban was lifted. I like a lot of it, but the author asks “when’s the last time Mary Apache has wrestled on AAA TV?” and it feels like she’s done it pretty often. (They did skip make the last women’s match YouTube only.)
Box Y Lucha’s magazine published this lineup. Mr. Electro’s the favorite but it’s not a certainty. I wonder if Pagano will be the ex-AAA TripleMania apuesta loser here in a few years. Trauma I is listed in two matches, oops.
CMLL (TUE) 07/19/2016Arena México
1) Bengala & Flyer vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Metatrón, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. vs Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Star Jr. vs Fujin, Okumura, Raijin
4) Fuego vs Virus [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Súper Porky vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
6) Johnny Idol, Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy vs Pierroth, Rey Escorpión, Sam Adonis
I guess Johnny & Sam are the Nuevo Valores. Idol as a trios partner with Marco & Maximo might work.
Fuego and Virus had this same lightning match three week sago. Fuego won that time.
Third match is first streaming appearance for Fujin & Raijin in a month (or just about as long as the NJPW guys were around.) Could be best match of the night.
CMLL (TUE) 07/19/2016Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Magnum & Vaquero Jr. vs Diplomático & Mr. Apolo
2) Magnus, Starman, Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Sangre Azteca
3) Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi vs Amapola, La Comandante, La Seductora
4) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Valiente vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
5) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Mistico vs Euforia, Mephisto, Último Guerrero
That’d be Dragon Lee’s first CMLL match back since his injury; he confirmed on Twitter that he’s working the MDA Monterrey show on Sunday, so he should make it to this match. Less sure about Caristico (the Guadalajara Twitter believes so), but that’s going to be quite a trio if they’re in there. Semimain would be Mr. Niebla’s return, after a three week break.