Not a team match, not a cage match, just a one on one singles match: Rey Escorpion will face his former mentor Ultimo Guerrero in about a month in a hair versus hair match. The two signed the contracts on CMLL Informa after teasing it at a press conference earlier today. The press conference and the previous matches had heavily suggested a multiman match, but the singles match is the best chance at drawing a big audience and delivering a good match. Some of Ultimo Guerrero’s best work in recent years has been as a pseudo-tecnico against Rey Escorpion and this should be no different.
The match should air on Azteca on August 1st. Unless there’s a change, it will not air in Mexico. Ultimo Guerrero is the favorite to win, both given how the feud has played out so far and Rey Escorpion’s record in apuesta matches, but it’s not a certainty.
The July 17 live event also should include the final first round matches of the En Busca de un Idolo tournament. The partner versus partner matchups of Delta versus Guerrero Maya Jr. and Disturbio versus Boby Zavala haven’t been scheduled yet, and would make sense for a big show. CMLL might add another bigger match, but there’s no telling for sure until it gets closer.
It’s really strange that CMLL waited until after the press left to make this announcement. Just another weird CMLL thing.
CMLL (TUE) 06/23/2015Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Acero & Aéreo DQ Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia rudos fouled Acero for the DQ in straight falls.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Nitro b Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Súper Halcón Jr.
3) Flyer TLDRAW Canelo Casas [En Busca de un Idolo] Neither man was capable of beating the other in the time limit. Super Porky was the guest referee, and made a joke of giving everyone 10. Flyer scored a 10 (Porky), 8 (Gladiador), 6 (Shocker), 5 (Tirantes). Canelo, who failed at an inverted suplex during the match, scored a 10, 8, 7, 5 for an inexplicable 30.
4) Boby Zavala b Blue Panther Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo] Zavala won with a top rope splash. Bobby scored a 10 (Porky), 7 (Gladiador), 9 (Shocker), 6 (Tirantes) for 32. Blue Panther Jr., who also failed on a suplex, scored a 10, 8, 6, 5 for a 29.
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente DQ Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado Another straight falls match ending in DQ, with Sagrado unmasking Valiente.
6) Atlantis, Dragon Lee, La Máscara b Felino, Terrible, Vangellys
7) Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto Misitca on Mephisto.
I missed this show. I’m told that was possibly a good thing.
CMLL (TUE) 06/30/2015Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
2) Metatrón, Soberano Jr., Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Nitro
3) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Esfinge [En Busca de un Idolo]
4) Delta vs Disturbio [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Fuego, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
6) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, La Máscara vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Pólvora
Guerrero Maya Jr. should work rudo in his match, because that’s the best chance of that match working. They’ve done no storyline sequences on this show since Dragon Lee/Kamaitachi got pulled. There’s been some good matches some weeks, but I’m not sure if this will be one of those.
DTU (SUN) 06/21/2015 Deportivo Benito Juárez, Gustavo A. Madero, Distrito Federal [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Kronosport, The Gladiatores]
1) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony b Joven Maravilla, Maremoto Jr., Perro Mocho Jr.
2) Masamune b Rocky Lobo
3) Jinzo b Septimo Dragon
4) Lokillo b Black Fire and Lanzeloth and Artikus
5) Crazy Boy & Pesadilla b Joven Maravilla & Maremoto Jr. Scheduled to be a tag title defense, but the titles are instead vacant. The younger guys wrestled twice, fought well, but lost.
6) Flamita b Rich Swann said to be very good
Attendance was terrible. All the early pictures I saw seemed to be taken from the same side of the ring, and there appeared to be all of 50 people in frame. Kept hoping there was a bigger crowd behind the camera, but no – they were all taking pictures on that side because there were even less fans there. The Gladiatores recaps speculates Father’s Day or the heavy rain might have kept people away. ChilangaMask did do a pretty good crowd on the same day, though did they start prior to the rain. They also ran long because of the rain delay – if there were people planning on going on both shows, they may have changed their mind.
CMLL (MON) 06/22/2015Arena Puebla [El Popular, Periodico Enfoque]
1) King Jaguar, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr. b Arkalis, Lestat, Rey Samuray The Battllon de la Muerte brought roosters to the ring. King Jaguar beat Lestat for the win.
2) Goya Kong, Lluvia, Marcela b Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis Marcela beat Dalys.
3) Okumura, Tiger, Virus b Fuego, Stigma, Tritón Stigma replaced Dragon Lee, Tiger replaced Kamaitachi. Okumura beat Stigma.
4) Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper b Atlantis, Delta, Naito Kraneo beat Atlantis, and Atlantis needed medical attention after the match. Naito’s last match for this tour.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush Guerreros took 1/3, Gran Guerrero beating Sombra clean in the third. Sombra & Gran made singles and mask match challenges post match.
Gran Guerrero versus La Sombra is an odd Puebla Anniversary main event.
The only innocuous explanation I can come up with is All Elite booked these guys long ago, the TNA PPV got announced a bit later, and All Elite never told CMLL (or the right people in CMLL) they changed the main event. That’d also explain why All Elite hasn’t announced the surprise wrestlers – they may have not figured out the replacements. I have no idea why CMLL even puts out the All Elite card.
Maximo says his ankle injury turned out to just be a sprain. That’s a great relief. He plans to be in Guadalajara today as scheduled. No promotion is as quick to put people on stretchers for injuries as CMLL. That’s likely the best thing for injury treatment, but it causes a false alarm a week or at least a numbing sensation to the whole thing. (Triton went out on a stretcher too, and I haven’t thought about it twice.)
IWRG (SUN) 06/28/2015Arena Naucalpan
1) Blue Monsther & Hijo del Alebrije vs Enigma & Picudo Jr.
2) Dragón Celestial, Skayde, Vortize vs Aramis, Atomic Star, Super Jack
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
4) Danny Casas, Solar I, Súper Nova vs Eterno, Negro Navarro, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Pantera, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Coloso Chris, Príncipe Orión
Who is Coloso Chris and why should I care about him being in the main event? Good for Blue Monsther for making it to a real show.
They really are doing Sombra/Gran Guerrero, though it’s unclear if this is meant to be an Anniversary show. Kamaitachi listed as back in action.
Cara Lucha (SAT) 07/11/2015Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Principe Aereo & Rey Fenix vs Centella Atomic & Shadow
2) Demus 3:16 vs Yoruba
3) Jinzo vs Aramis, Septimo Dragon, Epydemius
4) Flamita vs Wasson
5) Felino vs Guerrero Mixtico
6) Rush vs Pagano
Really good undercard and two eh main events. Positive first: looking forward to see what Wasson can do against Flamita, the flyers four way should be fun and Yoruba and Demus seem like a good mix. I wish Guerrero Mixtico faces a Casas family member who was more likely to show up, mostly because we’re all kind of waiting for the Guerrero Mixtico breakout singles match and that doesn’t seem like it. Main event doesn’t seem promising – I kind of hope Pagano is actually drawing people because it’d be a fair tradeoff to keep booking him in high profile matches if people actually want to pay to see him. (All the indy promoters are treating him like he’s a new Necro Butcher, so maybe he is?) Rush’s work here against a much more skilled Hechicero wasn’t anything great, and I’m thinking he’ll be less interested to face an indy guy. Maybe I’ll be wrong but I’m skeptical there will be much out of that.
Every match from the first on was a form of mud wrestler – the rain, the storm and the fighting brought a fair bit of dirt into the ring, and the luchadors had to battle thru those elements too. Show sounds pretty good still.
IWRG (WED) 06/24/2015Arena Naucalpan
1) El Teniente & Sardito vs Pequeno Puma & Sexy Angel
2) Adrenalina, Centinela Oriental, Hijo del Alebrije vs Blue Monsther,Guerrero 2000, Super Jack
3) Aeroman, Dragón Celestial, Dragon Fly vs Aztlán, Enigma, Vortize
4) Espada de Plata, Keiser Drago, Toxin Boy vs Maquiavelico, Sonic, Voraz
5) Black Terry vs Eterno
Black Terry versus Eterno should be good. Terry should not trust anyone.
Is this a FILL show? Is this not a FILL show? (It does have Blue Monsther) Is this something where I’m going to be adding a dozen profiles between Thursday? Possibly.
CMLL (SAT) 06/27/2015Arena Coliseo
1) Leono vs Cholo
2) Soberano Jr. vs Inquisidor
3) Súper Halcón Jr. vs Disturbio
4) Princesa Sugehit vs La Seductora
5) Fuego vs Raziel
6) Ángel de Oro & Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto & Tiger
7) Atlantis, Dragon Lee, Mistico vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Niebla Roja, Shocker
Dragon Lee being in a match without Kamaitachi reminds us that Kamiatachi is still not back.
No Sunday CMLL Arena Mexico show lineup, because that’s the All Elite show.
CMLL (SUN) 06/28/2015Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Johnny Dinamo & Máscara De Oro vs Mercenario & Mr. Brisa
2) Frezzer vs Linterna Verde, Explosivo, Star Black, Reycko, Gitano, Relampago, Guerrero de la Muerte, Quca, Thunder Boy [cibernetico] 56th Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Anniversary cibernetico
3) Magnum, Nube Roja, Toro Negro vs Centella, Furia Roja, Ráfaga
4) Exterminador & Maléfico vs Pitbull I & Pitbull II
More new and random names here. Quca was last seen here in 2011.