CMLL on Marca: 2019-04-05

full handstand

Recapped: 04/10/2019

Matches:

Metálico & Sangre Azteca beat Magnus & Robin
(10:33 [4:39, 2:16, 3:38], 1/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

La Jarochita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit beat Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
(14:11 [8:30, 2:58, 2:43], 1/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Audaz, Flyer, Stuka Jr. beat Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
(10:41 [3:25, 2:41, 4:35], 1/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Felino beat Hechicero in a lightning match
(9:04, Felino super powerbomb, good,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas beat Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Titán
(10:48 [3:00, 1:45, 6:03], 1/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Gilbert el Boricua, La Bestia Del Ring, Terrible beat Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr.
(5:07 [0:53, 4:14], 1/2 DQ, below average,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Gilbert fakes a foul in the second fall DQ to end a quick main event. The post-match standing around and talking may have lasted longer than the match.

Thoughts:

this was a bad idea Hechicero

The main event had a beatdown and a hot dive sequence and nothing in between because it was barely five minutes. There was no reason for it to be this short, though I guess they spared us eight additional minutes of going thru the motions. Gilbert needed an actual clean pin here but it is whatever.

The semi-main had more energy than some of the undercard trios, going more off personality than action. Cavernario & Negro Casas wrestled most of the third fall, the only one that got any time and interacted well with técnicos. Atlantis Jr. looked good wrestling Negro Casas, which confirms Atlantis Jr. is an object which exists in three-dimensional space. I wouldn’t say you need to see it but it was a good use of time if you had the show on.

The lightning match worked well, with Felino showing he could take a match seriously when given a serious opponent. It was Hechicero was wild, missing crazy stuff to the barricade and making a fatal mistake that caught him. The match played out like Hechicero was the better man but made one too many bad decisions and paid for it.

Audaz

The tercera was standard solid midcard trios action. It was one of those with the stacked up superplex spot. That even worked for a pinfall, though that was more Audaz’s splash onto Ephesto non-captain the superplex itself. And then they got beat anyway. Stuka’s near handstand on his splash was impressive as was the dive train, but this was in the middle of these average of matches.

There’s a sequence in this match where Dalys dropkicks her partners by mistake, the tecnicas dropkick Dalys, the tecnicas try a double suplex on Dalys, Dalys reverses it to her own double suplex, and then she just gets dropkicks again to set up the finish. I would like to know why they did the double suplex there. It’s just stuff happening at that point, and it was also a spot intended to get a cheer for a person who is supposed to be a rudo. This match delivered a lot of Dalys doing stuff so it really didn’t have much to it if you weren’t interested in Dalys. The tecnicas made quick runs to win the first and third falls but it really wasn’t much about them.

The opener was a generic match with the técnicos not getting a chance to show a lot. Robin did find time to do Arez bridging slam. This generally seemed like a showcase for the rudos, who did a little more than usual but aren’t really guys you want to build a showcase around in 2019. Sangre Azteca won with something other than the low blow dropkick so there’s that.

CMLL Martes: 2019-04-02

Sanson gets caught

Recapped: 04/09/2019

Matches: 

Fantasy & Último Dragóncito beat Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
(13:25 [5:35, 3:27, 4:23], 2/3, n/r, 
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Raziel beat Metatrón, Star Jr., Súper Astro Jr.
(9:10 [4:41, 0:41, 3:48], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Kawato San, Nitro, Sagrado beat Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr. 
(10:32 [3:54, 1:53, 4:45], 2/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Templario beat Rey Cometa in a lightning match
(9:19, Templario gutwrench superbomb, good, 
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán, Tritón vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
(9:59 [7:13, 2:46], 1/2, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón  
(17:11 [5:01, 4:17, 7:53], 1/3, great, 
VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened: 

The main event set up a trios title rematch for the following week.

The rudos were disqualified in the second fall of the segunda for refusing to leave the ring in a timely manner. It seemed like the plan finish. The net effect is the técnicos really didn’t win a fall, though they got in some offense in the third fall before being cut off.

Thoughts: 

Panther tope

I’m watching things in an odd order; I watched the title match set up here just before getting to this main event. (It’s been a long week.) That match is easily better than this match but this match holds up pretty well on its own and they both seem different enough that it’s worth going back to see the less famous match. This is a smooth fast paced match with NGD creating some chaos to come take over the match, and the técnicos coming back with hot moves to win it. The repetitive nature of the Chavez brothers is less a problem when everything is moving too fast to really think about it, and this is a match which takes advantage of having so many people to keep going at all time. The finish was a bit complicated and came across well. These two teams have some great chemistry.

The difference in Maya & Triton and the top guys is more in how they’re booked than what they can d. They lost in two falls here. The first fall of them taking it to the Guerrero was good fun rendered meaningless when they lost in two falls cleanly. We’ll still always have Guerrero Maya and Gran Guerrero’s chop fight and Triton doing Místico spots, but this didn’t live up to the potential it showed early.

The lightning match turned into the Rey Cometa dive exhibition. I guess it makes sense when Templario is there to catch him. The back and forth cradle stretch – with Cometa nicely making something out of a broken move – worked a little better. Still, it was Cometa getting a lot of offense to make up for him taking the loss in the end rather than a competitive match. It was fun but missing a little bit of drama.

UG keeps heavyweight title, CMLL video blocked, Gladiatores tournament details

CMLL (MON) 04/15/2019 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Lucha Central]
1) El Malayo, Toro Bill Jr., Tyson La Bestia b Asturiano, Oro Jr., Rey Samuray
rudos took 2/3.
2) La Comandante, La Seductora, Metálica b Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit
Rudas took 2/3, leading to Metalica challenging Marcela for a title match.
3) El Perverso, Policeman, Virus b King Jaguar, Magnus, Stigma
straight fall by the rudos. Police Man snuck in a foul on King Jaguar, setting up a hair match between the two.
4) Carístico, Místico, Soberano Jr. b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
tecnicos took 2/3
5) Último Guerrero © b Valiente [CMLL HEAVY]
UG took 2/3 for his third defense.

No video for this show if you haven’t seen it already. The show was blocked overnight due to an SME copyright claim. It is honestly amazing that doesn’t happen more often with CMLL shows given their use of music which they don’t seem to have cleared for internet use. I didn’t grab a copy before it happened so we’re out of luck for now. It will air on 52MX if you’re desperate to see it, though it’s always possible CMLL could reupload it as they have with other copyright issues.

Lucha Central’s review of the show suggests you didn’t miss anything except a good version of the expected main event. I caught up about two minutes of the show entirely. The hair match seemed like it was set up for next week, though it is possible it or the women’s title match will be held over for 04/29 as a pre-Kids Day special show. Not sure the Kids are going to be very excited to see King Jaguar and Policeman throw down but CMLL is weird.

There’s nothing obviously important on tonight’s CMLL Arena Mexico show. However, Kid’s Day is two weeks away. CMLL will want to have something big for that. They might pluck it out of nowhere, or they might start it tonight. Caristico, Mistico, Titan versus Mr. Miebla, Negro Casas and Ultimo Guerrero headline tonight. Anyone of those rudos could make a challenge for Caristico’s NWA championship, even if Negro Casas is the only one who comes close to being a middleweight. It should be a suitably entertaining main event for the tourists.

The semi-main doesn’t look bad either, with Hechicero teaming with Euforia & Gran Guerrero against Soberano, Stuka, and Valiente. Templario and Flyer have both been in lightning matches lately and this time face each other. Blue Panther, Fuego, and Guerrero Maya face the diabolic trio of Dark Magic, Kawato and Polvora. Nothing much exciting in the first two matches.

The CMLL stream starts at 7:30 pm on YouTube. It usually takes a little time for a copyright claim to come up. (It probably won’t happen again.)

I never put up the Tuesday Guadalajara lineup. It is not much of a lineup.

Rey Bucanero replaced Forastero on Friday’s show. Bucanero and Hechicero being on the show means Televisa9 needs to find a new wrestler announcer again: Shocker?

I’m not sure if you’ll be able to see that Televisa9 show this week in the US. It debuted last Thursday/Friday night. It is not on my DVR’s listings for this week. It is showing up on some online ones, and I’m not sure which ones are wrong. It is as possible Univision Deportes just has bad schedule date as it is CMLL was just one week and done. CMLL and Univision Deportes never promoted the airing.

Over on El Rey, Lucha Underground is finishing their early morning airs of season 1 of Lucha Underground Wednesday morning. They’re moving right along to season 2 on Thursday. If they’re airing all four seasons, it should run thru mid-September. El Rey has not aired Lucha Underground out of season until now. The only reason you air something like this at 5 AM ET is for contractual reasons, but I have no idea what those reasons would be or mean. Meanwhile, El Rey announced new programming coming in May, the first new programming in a while.

Lucha Azteca AAA is teasing a new announcer, so Konnan & Vampiro being off the show wasn’t just a one week WrestleMania weekend thing. It looks to be a permanent thing. It might not have been a performance thing; with AAA’s busy upcoming schedule, they probably would’ve had to miss more weeks. Something would’ve had to be figured out for TripleMania too, especially if Konnan & Vampiro are still having a match. I have a wild theory that Tirantes might be the new announcer – his timing of leaving CMLL lines up well – but that is a shot in the dark. This is probably tied to whatever Azteca Deportes teased as announcing tonight so we’ll know soon.

It is has been four days since AAA & Elite has announced the 05/02 Gladiatores: Liga de Campones de Lucha Libre show with MLW, Impact, and AroLucha. There has been no explanation of what is going on with this show, which is now about two weeks away. Tickets are now on sale anyway, running from 220 to 715 MXP for ringside, $12 to $38 on USD.

Lucky for us, the topic came up on +LuchaTV’s EN+carados podcast. You can jump to the 1:10:00 mark to hear the discussion or double check my translation. The plan is for five shows, one every two weeks (“fifteen days”.) There will be tournaments in four divisions: heavyweight, light heavyweight, middleweight and tag team. No women’s tournament was mentioned; I am dumb for not noticing there are no women on the poster. The shows will be held at both Fronton Mexico and Pepsi Center venue from the first AAA taping this year.

If they’re running every two weeks, that means tapings on 05/02, 05/16, 05/30, 06/13, and a final on 06/27 if they stick to the schedule. It seems a little risky to be running so often in Mexico City before TripleMania. Also, needing to fly people back in every couple weeks guarantees that these tournaments will fall apart in some way – someone’s going to miss a flight, someone’s going to have something else to do. Running these on Thursdays will help but Lucha Capital was held on Wednesdays and it still was incoherent by the end.

Funcion Estelar writes about the debut of Pachuca’s Lucha Libre Vanguardia promotion, which turns out to be a limited run promotion (three more weeks) fronted by Ciclope, Miedo Extremo and Draztick Boy. They’re doing traditional shows, not the extreme matches you might expect from those guys, and using guys they’ve been training. Black Terry is in this weekend.

Okumura was honored by his hometown. (There’s a longer Japanese version.)

The Sun has a Cholitas of Bolivia story.

 

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 04/21/2019 Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Mercurio & Pierrothito
2) Oro Jr., Retro, Súper Astro Jr. vs Cancerbero, Príncipe Odín Jr., Raziel
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Magia Blanca, Rey Cometa vs Misterioso Jr., Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr.
4) Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Místico vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
5) Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Niebla Roja vs La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible [Relevos Increíbles]

Magia Blanca seems to have returned on the Rey Cometa level, which is not great but much better than one match below. There’s a chance you could have a good match at that spot.

Lucha Libre Real (SUN) 04/28/2019 Arena Azteca Budokan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Dark Boy & Luna Divina vs Backter & Sexy Dang
2) Lunatik Fly & Lunatik Xtreme vs Mexica & Warrior Jr.
3) Lilith Dark & Reyna Obscura vs Lady Pink & Reina Dorada
4) Felino & Xendu vs Akuma & Drako
5) Metaleón, Mr. Leo, Tiger vs Epitafio, Leviatham, Tormento
6) El Bandido vs Hijo del Fantasma

The Dia del Nino shows seem to be running from the 04/27 weekend to 04/30 this year. This main event is first time ever.

DTU (SUN) 04/28/2019 Arena Neza
1) Aero Panther & Fight Panther vs Samuray Jr.
2 vs 1
2) Kunay & Mandala vs Steell Incrible Dragón & Vengador Radioactivo
3) Hard Boy, Kevin, Pesadilla vs Estudiante Jr., Fly Danger, Kalibus
4) Demente Extreme & Tóxico vs Disturbio & Príncipe Cometa and Hijo De Dr. Pólux Jr. & Tiburón
5) Anthony Greene vs JimmyCamuflajeKaleth
6) G-Raver & Orin Veidt vs Crazy Boy & Halloween and El Diablo Fly Star & Paranoiko

DTU hasn’t been coming this close to Mexico City. I seem to recall past shows at this venue which didn’t draw well, so it is for good reason. Still, that means this will probably turn up and you’ll get to the see the GCW guys.

I think the fourth match Disturbio is the Tampico one and not the CMLL one.

 

CMLL Puebla: 2019-04-01

Tiger has had enough headscissors

Recapped: 04/02/2019

Matches: 

El Perverso, Policeman, Tyson La Bestia beat Arkalis, King Jaguar, Robin
(13:59 [5:16, 2:43, 6:00], 1/3, bad,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Dalys, La Magnifica, Tiffany beat Lluvia, Marcela, Sanely  
(12:32 [6:03, 3:48, 2:41], 2/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Esfinge, Flyer, Rey Cometa beat Kawato San, Olímpico, Tiger
(13:01 [4:16, 2:41, 6:04], 1/3, ok, 
VideosOficialesCMLL

Carístico, La Bestia Del Ring, Último Guerrero beat Euforia, Mephisto, Valiente in a relevos increíbles match
(10:15 [2:57, 1:48, 5:30], 2/3, ok, 
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Volador Jr. beat Gran Guerrero
(10:34, 2/3, good,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

  1. Gran Guerrero package powerbomb (1:33)

  2. Volador backcracker (2:29)

  3. Volador Spiral (6:32)

What happened: 

Gran Guerrero’s new finish

Gran Guerrero is unable to kick out of a Canadian Destroyer about 6 minutes into the third fall. Edgar holds up his count anyway, and he has a quick with the wrestlers. They must not believe it is all that serious because Volador gets in a (rarely seen) Volador Spiral to end it instead. The move doesn’t look good, and Gran Guerrero is unable to stand without assistance after the match.

Euforia & Ultimo Guerrero fought in the semi-main, which is treated here like a big deal and treated like no deal by a day later.

Thoughts: 

Volador’s match with Gran Guerrero had a couple of things different than usual – Volador is smart enough not to take the powerbomb on the floor on a Monday match – but it was still a Volador match with both guys taking turns doing big moves until it is just done. Volador must be certain this is a winning formula since it never changes. It did expose that the match ended early, since Volador got in two straight moves in a row to win the thing after Gran Guerrero got hurt. Guerrero was having a solid match then, and it does say something positive that Volador trust him to take the Volador Spiral, a move he’s pretty much given up doing otherwise. Still, this is just another Volador matches and you know what you’re getting with these now.

not as good at the powerbomb as his brother

It was fun seeing Último Guerrero and Euforia briefly go at each other. They were smart enough to make it a thing in a match that needed a thing to work. Valiente and Carístico weren’t on the same level, and Bestia working as a sort of tecnico was just weird. It was really quite short and didn’t have much to it but they at least did something.

The tercera was not quite the typical professional midcard match but it wasn’t too far below. Tiger and Rey Cometa would be a fun feud in a world where those guys were allowed to feud. Kawato’s double stomp is horrendous and I can’t believe no one’s explained that him yet. Flyer did a better German suplex than Kawato in his match, though that may have something to do with Esfinge. Esfinge and Kawato proved to be a poor pairing in this match repeatedly. Flyer was better than that.

The women’s match gave us Lluvia & Sanely as a tecnica duo, a half decent idea that will never go anywhere (and they were immediately beat), and La Magnifica’s debut. She did well, looking solid on offense and putting some impact into her kicks. Tiffany & Dalys not giving her much to do not seem like a great sign, but Marcela seemed to enjoy wrestling against her. Hope she’ll be back.

I don’t know why I watched the whole card but at least the opener gave me something to write about. Tyson La Bestia was horrendous, looking like someone who had no business being in a CMLL ring. The Gemelo Panteras are generally boring but seem trained. Tyson was horrendous here. The second fall finished with King Jaguar and Arkalis almost shoving each other to get into their spot. I generally like Arkalis, but he and Perverso teamed up from some wretched backbreakers in the third fall.

UG/Valiente title match in Puebla tonight, IWRG, Lucha Libre REAL, ROH, DJZ

DJZ disappearing from Chicago

Lucha Libre REAL (SUN) 04/14/2019 Arena Azteca Budokan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr.Estrellas del RingLucha Central]
1) Dark Boy & Sexy Danger b Bakler & Luna Divina Sexy Danger y Dark Boy vs Luna Divina y Bakler en Lucha Libre REAL (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
2) Criss Stone Jr. & Syrus b Sádico & Yoruba and Lunatik Fly & Lunatik Xtreme Sádico y Yoruba vs Lunatik Fly y Lunatik Extreme vs Syrus y Chriss Stone Jr (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
3) Dulce Gardenia, Redentor, Rossy Moreno DQ Demasiado, Fulgor, Reyna Obscura Rossy Moreno, Redentor y Dulce Gardenia vs Demasiado, Fulgor I y Reina Oscura (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Baronessa attacked Rossy Moreno to set up a title match
4) Robin © b Warrior Jr.Imposible [LLR OMEGA] Robin vs Warrior Jr vs Imposible en Lucha Libre REAL (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Warrior Jr. replaced Halcon 78.
5) Metaleón & Tiger b Demus & Eterno and Troyano & Último Gladiador Tiger y Metaleón vs Demus y Eterno vs Ultimo Gladiador y Troyano en Lucha Libre REAL (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Demus & Eterno replaced Karaoui & Zumbi. Challenges for a trios match followed.
6) Cuervo b Fresero Jr. [bull terrierFresero Jr vs Dark Cuervo lucha encadenados en Lucha Libre REAL. (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
a polemica lucha, set up a tag title match
7) Trauma I & Trauma II b Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero Ultimo Guerrero y Gran Guerrero vs los Traumas I y II en Lucha Libre REAL (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
a lot of cheating

The only Lucha Libre Real storyline I care about is if Robin got a real belt. Looks like he got a real belt! Also looks like Demus was going to take that one too.

IWRG (SUN) 04/14/2019 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Black Shadow II, Dinámico, Spider Boy b Canival, Cosmic, Vortex Lucha Libre Torneo Fill 80 (posted by Internetv Deportes)
2) Biosfera, Cheff Benito, Latino b Guerrero 2000, Matrix Jr., Power Bull Lucha Libre Torneo Fill 80 (posted by Internetv Deportes)
3) Alas de Acero, Holocausto, Rey Gato b Ángel Drago, Galactus, Güero Palma Lucha Libre Torneo Fill 80 (posted by Internetv Deportes)
Holocausto replaced Manchas
4) Hijo de Canis Lupus COR Máscara Año 2000 Jr. © [IWRG IC HEAVYLucha Libre Torneo Fill 80 (posted by Internetv Deportes)
Mascara 2000 was counted out and lost the title in his first defense.
5) Divino, Hausser, Ninja de Fuego b Erigor, Gallito, Neza Kid Lucha Libre Torneo Fill 80 (posted by Internetv Deportes)
6) Ángel Del Amor, Canibal Jr., Dragón Fly, Einar El Vikingo, Guerrero Olímpico, Historico, Maradó, Ragnar El Vikingo b Auzter, Black Dragón, Chicanito, Death Metal, Dinamic Black, Puma de Oro, Shadow Boy, Toto [Copa Higher Power]
Team FILL vs Team Argentina (Hip Hop Man). Dragon Fly (returning) was the mystery wrestler for Team Argentina and got the win with a pinfall over Black Dragon.

Dragon Fly hasn’t been in Arena Naucalpan in about a year and hasn’t been wrestling much since (but did wrestle with Hip Hop Man’s crew.) You never know with IWRG but this was played up like the start of something.

A title changing hands with no one getting pinned is very IWRG.

ROH last night in Columbus

  • Rush beat Soberano Jr.
  • Bandido beat PJ Black in a match with Caristico & Flip Gordon

The Rush/Soberano match was a short squash, which seems like will be the way of all Rush singles matches from now until he gets into a title program. The four-way had some moments that didn’t go well but was overall pretty fun. Flip Gordon went a long way on a dive to a balcony (not from a balcony); whatever he says, he seems to have a lot of confidence in his knee.

They taped TV the day before, with both the Briscoes vs Caristico/Soberano and The Kingdom vs Rush/Cobb/Lethal said to be good. I believe the trios match is airing on ROH’s 400th episode (May 17th), and the tag match sometime prior. ROH is off until the May War of the World tour, though the April Crockett Cup will air on their streaming service. AAA is still the weirdest schedule but ROH is not far off.

I watched some of ROH while actually being at GALLI last night. They said goodbye to the swap meet in November, they’re back in the swap meet (in a new area) in April. I didn’t write down usable results. I thought the show was better than usual, though I may have been distracted during some of the more questionable parts. These shows are good for seeing random midwest wrestlers I haven’t heard of who have some promise to be something sometime down the line; this time it was Kyle Pro (out of Wisconsin?), who was doing well with a Sonny Kiss/XO Liscious sort of character in the opener.  I have not seen Air Wolf, I heard good things about Air Wolf, Air Wolf did a cool dive and seemed OK the rest of his match. Maybe I need to see other matches to see more.

Everyone was trying very hard to make DJZ’s last match for the promotion good. The five other guys in the match are all guys he’d worked with a lot (in the ring and/or in the training) over his last few years in the promotion. It felt like maybe they were trying too hard early on, but they settled down and it worked out to a fun match. It was one totally worth the trip and the reason most people had made it to GALLI on an unusually snowy April night. (It wasn’t just the fans; many of the wrestlers who worked the show or those who had worked past ones were hanging out watching DJZ’s final match here.) DJZ seemed sincerely appreciative to the fans and to the promotion for how they’d helped him along his path. He’s got a few more matches away from Chicago before he goes to NXT, and you should check him out while you can.

Tonight’s Arena Puebla show has Ultimo Guerrero defending the CMLL World Heavyweight championship against Valiente. That seems likely to be a very Ultimo Guerrero formula match, with the only question being if they’ll do a Guerrero Special in Puebla. A title change seems very unlikely this early in an Ultimo Guerrero title reign.

NGD versus Caristico, Mistico and Soberano has the best chance at a memorable match, depending on how hard they want to go on a Monday night. It also might depend on if Mistico is really there (no matches this month) or who replaces him. King Jaguar, Magnus & Sigma face Perverso, Policeman, and Virus in the tercera. There are a women’s match and a usual opener to start the show. It starts at 9 pm on CMLL’s YouTube channel.

Box Y Lucha 3381 has Dragon Lee & Rush on the cover.

Segunda Caida reviews a July 2018 CMLL trios match.

An interview with Monterrey’s Demonio del Caribe, who has plates in an arm after a break.

Lineups

CMLL (SAT) 04/20/2019 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Sonic vs Camorra & Cholo
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Sangre Imperial vs Hijo del Signo, Sangre Azteca, Yago
3) Blue Panther Jr., Drone, Fuego vs Nitro, Olímpico, Sagrado
4) Disturbio vs Metálico [lightning]
5) Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr., Titán vs Felino, Mephisto, Shocker
6) Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Carístico vs Cavernario, Hijo del Villano III, Villano IV

Villano IV has been off since late February. At his age, it could’ve been an injury. This doesn’t look like an appealing card.

Fantasma joins Rebelion Amarilla, CMLL weekend results

some dives from tonight’s GALLI show

The Crash (SAT) 04/13/2019 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California [@JorgeGCRR, TJ Sports, Zona Ruda]
1) Dinámico & Tiago b Terror Azteca & Unicornio
Terror Azteca replaced Unicornio
2) Torito Negro, Toto, Xperia b Animal, Demencia, Silver Star
win via foul and mask pull. Rematch set up for the next show.
3) Craven, Fresero Jr., Mr. Iguana DQ Star Boy, Viento, Zarco
win via foul
4) Carlito & El Mesías b Trauma I & Trauma II and Ángel de Oro & Niebla Roja
Carilto beat Trauma I. Traumas want a 2v2 match with the Chavez.
5) Rey Horus b TitánFlamitaAdam BrooksBlack Danger
Great match. Black Danger was the mystery wrestler. Rey Horus won then challenged Austin Theory to a title match.
6) Bestia 666, Hijo del Fantasma, Mecha Wolf b Cuatrero, Forastero (NGD), Sansón
Hijo del Fantasma was the mystery wrestler and newest member of Rebelion Amarilla. They challenged NGD to face them in Arena Mexico. Horus was again teased as joining the group.

Show sounded like it was pretty good, though attendance was noticeable down. Might have helped to announce Hijo del Fantasma in advance but might have not been possible; there were other people in consideration for that spot. Fantasma talked about his debut. They left the fans with the impression Rebelion would be coming to Arena Mexico soon, but didn’t say it for certain and have teased it in the past.

Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero, Flamita, Bandido, Fenix and Penta were all announced as appearing on the next show, May 4th. Those last two suggest that AAA hasn’t gotten that exclusive Mexico contract with the Lucha Brothers yet. Neither has a next AAA date announced.

CMLL (SAT) 04/13/2019 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Violencia b Acero & Aéreo
rudos took 1/3
2) La Jarochita, Lluvia, Skadi b Amapola, La Seductora, Metálica
Tecnicas took 1/3.
3) Magia Blanca, Pegasso, Stigma vs Disturbio, Hijo del Signo, Universo 2000 Jr.
Magia Blanca’s return to injury. Rudos took 2/3.
4) Audaz b Tiger [lightning]
Audaz won via casita despite the crowd cheering for Tiger.
5) La Bestia Del Ring, Luciferno, Shocker b Flyer, Guerrero Maya Jr., Volcano
Shocker’s return. Rudos took 1/3.
6) Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Cavernario, Euforia, Último Guerrero
Cavernario replaced Cuatrero (Crash). Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when UG fouled Volador.

Magia Blanca is happy to be back. Audaz talks about his win.

CMLL (SUN) 04/14/2019 Arena México
1) Inquisidor & Metálico b Arkalis & Robin
Rudos took 2/3
2) Dalys, Pauline Lanut, Tiffany b Estrellita, Kaho Kobayashi, Princesa Sugehit
Rudos took 2/3. Pauline is a Nitro trainer from France. CMLL spelt her last name (Laout) wrong.
3) Drone, Rey Cometa, Stigma b Sagrado, Sangre Azteca, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3
4) Flyer, Titán, Tritón b Dark Magic, Kawato San, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3
5) Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Kráneo b Ephesto, La Bestia Del Ring, Mephisto
Kraneo replaced Diamante Azul. Tecnicos took 2 (Bestia DQ for mask pull on Junior) and 3
6) Terrible © b Valiente [MEX HEAVY]
Terrible takes 2/3 to retain. 4th defense, first not scheduled against Diamante Azul.

Terrible and Valiente talk about the title match. It is so strange that CMLL had someone to edit clips of the match as part of the promos but don’t see any value in putting the match up entirely. Also that Valiente lost a national title match one day and will get a world the match the next day.

MLW’s mention of the Gladiatores: Liga de Campeones de Lucha Libre tournament confirms the ideas of weight classes in the tournament in some fashion. It should be exciting to see how quickly that goes wrong.

The promoter of the AAA TV taping in Los Mochis says they have all the permits they needed and everything is worked out for that show to happen.

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.

Titan & Cavernario surprise and win Torneo Increible de Parejas Block A, Sexy Dulce wins MMA debut

he lived

CMLL (FRI) 04/12/2019 Arena México [CMLL, Lucha CentralOvacionesRecord]
1) Akuma & Espanto Jr. b Príncipe Diamante & Robin LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 12 DE ABRIL DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
10:21. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Black Panther, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. b Hechicero, Pólvora, Vangellys LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 12 DE ABRIL DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
10:58. Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas, Terrible b Dragón Lee, Niebla Roja, Valiente LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 12 DE ABRIL DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
10:51. Rudos took 1/3.
4) Soberano Jr. & Tritón b Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Carístico, Flyer, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán [Torneo Increible de Parejas, seeding battle royalLUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 12 DE ABRIL DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
3:26
5) Carístico & Mephisto b Flyer & Forastero [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f] LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 12 DE ABRIL DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
4:48
6) Euforia & Guerrero Maya Jr. b Ángel de Oro & La Bestia Del Ring [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f] LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 12 DE ABRIL DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
5:54
7) Cavernario & Titán b Blue Panther & Máscara Año 2000 [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f] LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 12 DE ABRIL DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
6:31.
8) Sansón & Soberano Jr. b Rey Bucanero & Tritón [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f] LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 12 DE ABRIL DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
4:40
9) Carístico & Mephisto b Euforia & Guerrero Maya Jr. [Torneo Increible de Parejas, quarterfinalLUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 12 DE ABRIL DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
4:45.
10) Cavernario & Titán b Sansón & Soberano Jr. [Torneo Increible de Parejas, quarterfinalLUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 12 DE ABRIL DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
6:06
11) Cavernario & Titán b Carístico & Mephisto [Torneo Increible de Parejas, semifinalLUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 12 DE ABRIL DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
11:08.
12) Volador Jr. b Gilbert el Boricua LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 12 DE ABRIL DE 2019 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
10:24. Volador took 1/3, the last by faking a foul.

Cavernario & Titan won by having some strong matches and should guarantee a great match for the final in two weeks. The back and forth in the block final was well done, especially the finish. It was helped a lot by that match getting more time than any other match on the show. Cavernario avenged his title match loss to Caristico and this feels like part of a continued elevation for him.

Gilbert and Volador have normal (for them) promos after the main event. In the media interviews, Volador says that Gilbert isn’t that good while Gilbert complains about not getting that match with Ultimo Guerrero. Titan & Barbaro Cavernario are fired up after winning this blockAkuma & Espanto Jr. want to form a team with Espiritu Negro.

No AAA TV this weekend. Some shows of note:

Fenix missed last night AAW show due to visa issues. He may not be appearing again in the US until that gets sorted out.

MexaWrestling/Lucha Memes 05/01 “Battle of Naucalpan” en Arena Naucalpan:

  • Lady Flammer vs Silueta
  • Virus vs Jonathan Gresham
  • other Mexa Wrestling wrestlers: Arkangel Divino, Septimo Dragon, Templario, The Tiger, Bandido, Rey Horus
  • other Lucha Memes wrestlers: Arez, Komander, Audaz, Ultimo Maldito, Laredo Kid, Jonathan Gresham

The Tiger replaces Hijo de Canis Lupus on the show.

Sexy Dulce won her debut MMA fight a unanimous 30-27 decision. She looked dominant in the bout, but I’m not knowledgable enough to know if it was because she was fighting someone who also had no experience or if she’s good at this.  They held it off to the end of the television broadcast, and most of the fans had left by the time she got into the cage. There’s no immediate word if she plans on fighting again. She is scheduled to wrestle in Acapulco for the KAOZ women’s championship tonight. It surprises me she would take that booking so close, but she did wear a KAOZ logo on her gear last night and people seem to expect her to be there. I assume she’s winning the title from Tiffany if she makes the match.

This has nothing directly to do with that fight, but Alberto looks so much happier working at Combate Americas than he has in wrestling in a long time. I hope that works out for him and he doesn’t wrestle again.

Azteca’s Los Protagonistas says they’ll have news on a new AAA wrestler on Tuesday. I don’t know how important this is.

Ayako Hamada will be signing autographs this Saturday at Solar’s store and says she’ll have an announcement about returning to her wrestling career soon.

An interview with Hidalgo’s Drastico.

Lineup

CMLL (FRI) 04/19/2019 Arena México
1) Arkalis & Halcón Suriano Jr. vs El Coyote & Grako
2) Kaho Kobayashi, Princesa Sugehit, Tae Honma vs Amapola, Dalys, Reyna Isis
3) Rey Cometa vs Kawato San [lightning]
4) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis Jr., Carístico vs Forastero, Hijo del Villano III, Sansón
5) Cuatrero & Místico vs Último Guerrero & Volador Jr. and Rush & Vangellys and Niebla Roja & Terrible and Atlantis & Negro Casasand Gran Guerrero & Valiente and Hechicero & Stuka Jr. and Audaz & Templario [Torneo Increible de Parejas, semifinal]
6) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f]
7) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f]
8) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f]
9) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, 8f]
10) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, quarterfinal]
11) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, quarterfinal]
12) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Torneo Increible de Parejas, semifinal]

Volador & Ultimo Guerrero are the favorites. They do lose some times, and Cuatrero & Mistico are listed at the same level. This is your periodic reminder that CMLL lists Rush as a tecnico. Hechicero & Stuka want to feud so badly and will be out in the first round unless something weird happens.

Rey Cometa versus Kawato San is the ultimate test to see if Kawato’s dive catching has improved. Tae Honma makes her debut that was announced months ago; she was training lucha with Mr. Cacao and Violento Jack. I can’t find it now, but I believe it was said she’s going to be around for only a couple weeks, not as long as Kaho has been.

FILLM (SAT) 04/20/2019 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Príncipe Bengala vs Eddy OmegaOrión Rakner
2) Chamuel & Guapito vs Gallito & Microman
3) Candy Swing & La Jarochita vs Felina Metálica & Quimera
4) Black Terry & Gallego vs Drako & Fly Star
5) Satánico & Wotan vs Hijo del Fishman & Romano García
6) Atomik Star vs Baby Star Jr.TotoRey Abadón [hair]
7) Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón © vs Alas de Oro, Alas De Plata, Diamante [MEX TRIOS]
11th defense

A rare CMLL title defense on an indie.

CMLL on Marca: 2019-04-12

now there’s two crazy caveman

Recapped: 04/13/2019

Matches:

Akuma & Espanto Jr. beat Príncipe Diamante & Robin
(10:21 [4:41, 2:23, 3:17], 1/3, below average, 00:01:19 )

Black Panther, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. beat Hechicero, Pólvora, Vangellys
(10:58 [3:18, 3:13, 4:27], 2/3, ok, 00:18:14)

Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas, Terrible beat Dragón Lee, Niebla Roja, Valiente
(10:51 [3:37, 1:52, 5:22], 1/3, ok, 00:38:16)

the dumb battle royal went 3:26

Carístico & Mephisto beat Flyer & Forastero in a Torneo Increible de Parejas eighthfinal
(4:48, ok, 01:06:35)

Euforia & Guerrero Maya Jr. beat Ángel de Oro & La Bestia Del Ring in a Torneo Increible de Parejas eighthfinal
(5:54, ok, 01:14:58)

Cavernario & Titán beat Blue Panther & Máscara Año 2000 in a Torneo Increible de Parejas eighthfinal
(6:31, ok, 01:23:17)

Sansón & Soberano Jr. beat Rey Bucanero & Tritón in a Torneo Increible de Parejas eighthfinal
(4:40, ok, 01:32:45)

Carístico & Mephisto beat Euforia & Guerrero Maya Jr. in a Torneo Increible de Parejas quarterfinal
(4:45, ok, 01:40:08)

Cavernario & Titán beat Sansón & Soberano Jr. in a Torneo Increible de Parejas quarterfinal
(6:05, good, 01:47:30)

Cavernario & Titán beat Carístico & Mephisto in a Torneo Increible de Parejas semifinal
(11:08, great, 01:55:43)

Volador Jr. beat Gilbert el Boricua
(10:24, 1/3 DQ, ok, 02:10:02)

  1. Volador Jr. backcracker (1:35)
  2. Gilbert Mexican Destroyer w/ropes (1:20)
  3. DQ Gilbert for Volador faked foul (7:29)

What happened:

all the dives

Volador faked a foul in the third fall of the main event, payback for last week.

Titan & Cavernario advanced to the final on 04/26.

In their opening round match, Bestia accidentally hit Angel de Oro early in their match. Angel de Oro superkicked him by less of an accident later. The match lasted a while longer, but they didn’t work together and were doomed after that.

Thoughts:

The main event was better than I was expecting. Gilbert couldn’t move more than usual, but he can react quickly when Volador gets close to him, and Volador got close to him at the right times. It fell into the usual pattern of a Volador singles match and Gilbert didn’t seem as out of place of it as, say, Vangellys did in the Último Guerrero match last month. Gilbert is still missing the physically imposing feeling he had as Mil Muertes and I’m not sure he’ll ever get that back. The finish was logical and a way out of a finish they probably don’t want to do at this point but it was still cold. It’s easy to see they should’ve switched this to before the tournament.

adios Dragon

This was a really good tournament! It’s mostly carried by Cavernario & Titan pulling off the unexpected upset win, but they built well to that point. Even the previous partial upset of Guerrero Maya eliminating Mephisto set the stage well for the final: of course Carístico & Mephisto were going to just make comebacks all night and Titan & Cavernario had no real chance. Until they actually did. Titan & Cavernario versus Sansón & Soberano was the short tournament action match, Titan & Cavernario versus Mephisto & Carístico was the full length back and forth and back and forth again match. Mephisto & Carístico switched well to rudos for the occasion, which is a little bit of a tipoff but still worked. That tournament block final alone is worth watching, but you might as well start early and watch the semifinal prior.

There’s nothing else from the tournament strongly worth checking out. Others got into the Blue Panther/Titan mat work section more than I did. The Sanson/Soberano versus Triton/Rey Bucanero first round match was the best to me, though nothing must see. Angel de Oro & La Bestia lasted a lot longer than they should’ve given the break up set up happened pretty early. Flyer had a bad night and didn’t get caught at all on his moonsault. He came up with a limp and got counted out when that might have not been the intended plan. Flyer was able to walk to the back afterward.

The tercera was the most professional of the three undercard matches, though it was missing a bit of a spark. Negro Casas & Dragon Lee have been great together in the past. Casas didn’t seem eager for it tonight and didn’t have the same chemistry. Niebla Roja & Terrible feuded a little bit, just not as good as Hechicero & Stuka the match before. The rest of the action was fine if not memorable.

Titan has two weeks to work on his Worm

There was a good effort in the second match but it didn’t work out. Stuka & Hechicero tried really hard to hype their rivalry, it was the best part of the match and it was strange they didn’t use that for the finish. Rey Cometa is trying so hard with the new look. I hope it gets him his push as skeptical I am of it actually happening. The third fall got derailed a bit. Black Panther tries a headscissors that Polvora was on a different page. Cometa was shook up after hitting the ropes wrong.

This show didn’t start well. Everyone seemed off. Robin and Akuma have faced each many times and the tricky stuff looked worse than usual here. Principe Diamante was a bit sloppy. The Espanto wheelbarrow suplex finish in the first fall was sloppily done and could’ve ended dangerously. He was in a rough mood the rest of the match and probably should never try a reverse ‘rana again.

CMLL Parejas Incredible Tournament, AAA (& others) in Azteca sponsored tournament

Today begins the 9th annual Parejas Incredible Tournament. There will be eight teams of one rudo and one tecnico in a single elimination tournament block this week and another eight next week. (Matchups are determined by a dumb battle royal.) The winners of each block face off on April 28th, which will also be the anniversary of the opening of the Arena Mexico building.

The idea of rudos and tecnicos teaming together seems like a CMLL favorite. It is the only tournament CMLL has remembered to run every year. CMLL one night tournaments have generally been better of late, though there is still a lot of matches which are just there and don’t serve any purpose. The purpose of this tournament is like the Universal one which just concluded: CMLL occasionally uses it to set up upcoming big matches and occasionally just spotlights top stars. It is a long way away from CMLL’s Anniversario show, but there’s also no obvious main event for that show yet.

There are some obvious teams who will not be part of the final. Euforia & Guerrero Maya, Rey Bucanero & Triton, Flyer & Forastero, and Blue Panther & Mascara 2000 have only a small chance of advancing a single round, much less advancing past that. Barbaro Cavernario & Titan would be a popular fan pick and Angel de Oro & La Bestia del Ring would justify recent booking, but both would surprise picks to win tonight’s part of the tournament. It is likely to come down to either long time rivals (and short time amigos) Caristico & Mephisto or recent rivals Sanson & Soberano. I lean towards the veterans to win, as they have the most possibilities for next week.

CMLL’s gone towards having the tournament matches close up the show recently. Tonight, they’re scheduled to have Volador vs Gilbert el Boricua go on last. That’s a problem, not just because Volador’s overexposed and Gilbert’s much diminished. Their match will be the twelfth on the show, with eleven chances for something to go long. A reason CMLL stopped having a match following a tournament block is they almost always were rushed to get through them to finish up the show when they wanted. Volador/Gilbert would be better as a single fall match tonight, because it is likely to get under ten minutes, and something that goes one fall eight minutes is a lot preferable than two minutes, two minutes, four minutes of a normal CMLL structure. I wouldn’t have a lot of faith on this match working on a typical situation and I think they’re put in a no-win one here.

Dragon Lee finishes up in Mexico for a while in the tercera, teaming with Niebla Roja & Valiente against Terrible, Negro Casas, and Gran Guerrero. Hechicero again will miss commentating, teaming with Polvora & Vangellys against Stuka, Rey Cometa, and Blue Panther. Robin teams with Principe Diamante – first streaming appearance in two months – against Akuma & Espanto to open the show.

CMLL on Friday night returns to airing at 8:30 pm CT on Marca & Facebook. I’ll probably stream it on YouTube.

Mascara 2000 talks about his team with Blue Panther. Sanson talks about teaming with Soberano. Sanson wants to win but wants no part in teaming with Soberano.

Lucha Central had a preview of this show.

Last night, Elite and AAA dropped a poster featuring wrestlers from those two promotions, MLW, Impact, and AroLucha for a show on May 2nd in Fronton Mexico called “Gladiatores: Liga de Campeones de Lucha Libre.” There was no explanation of what this was about, as normal for both Elite & AAA. Lucha Central helpfully advances it a bit: this is stage one of an Azteca7 sponsored tournament. Multiweek tournaments are not good ideas for lucha libre – Azteca should know this from Elite, and even the Lucha Capital tournament went into a bit of nonsense at the end – but everyone no one wants to learn from past problems. This is good news if this means Azteca7 is giving AAA space for more programming and much less good if this is affecting the regular AAA show. The Azteca logo is not on the poster. None of the AAA video partners are listed.

AroLucha has not run an event since February 2018. Outside of a one-post-a-day Twitter account, there’s no indication they’ll run an event again. Almost everyone who was on their initial TV taping has moved onto work for someone else. It is unclear who will represent AroLucha on this show. The common theme here is Konnan works for AAA, works for MLW, works for Impact, worked for AroLucha when it was briefly a thing, and essentially worked for Elite last year since the AAA/ELITE show were all Elite productions. Konnan had a problem last week, with three of those groups running the same time, but it’ll be much easier when they’re all running the same show.

(It is also telling that AAA is propping up the corpses of Elite & AroLucha “Weekend at Bernie’s” style but didn’t think LU was worth the same effort. If the people who supposedly control the talent contracts want to move on, then why are there still contracts?)

AAA is currently scheduled at running five different tapings over nine days, starting on April 26. It is AAA running on a CMLL schedule and there might be the same problems with overexposure. At least this show would seem to have a different talent mix than the rest of the shows, and it is a problem that really only affects the most diehard people.

AAA drew 4.4 million viewers last weekend, while CMLL drew 1.3 million. AAA has crept back up, but they seemed to be solidifying around those numbers.

Sexy Star’s MMA debut is tonight. Her undercard fight is airing on DAZN. She won all her boxing matches and I expect the same here. It’s a combo of training and being put in good positions.

MexaWrestling/Lucha Memes 05/01 “Battle of Naucalpan” en Arena Naucalpan:

  • Lady Flammer vs Silueta
  • other Mexa Wrestling wrestlers: Arkangel Divino, Septimo Dragon, Templario, Hijo de Canis Lupus, Bandido, Rey Horus
  • other Lucha Memes wrestlers: Arez, Komander, Audaz, Ultimo Maldito, Laredo Kid, Jonathan Gresham

RIOT 05/04 (Chicles) in Arena LLF

Also, Lucha Time announced they’d have Bandido vs Rey Horus on their 05/05 show. Bandido replaces Arez, who’s on the AAA taping instead. Lucha Time doesn’t put up their show and there are not many people bootlegging in Monterrey, so I wouldn’t get too hyped.

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.

Something called Nacion Lucha Libre posted a teaser video last night.

The Gladiatores has a sit-down interview with Pirata Morgan to talk about his life .

The Marvin family are running wrestling clinics for children.

An interview with Antrax 1 and Antrax 2.

Puma King has a video on his trip to WrestleCon.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 04/16/2019 Arena México
1) Príncipe Diamante & Robin vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Stigma vs Akuma, Espanto Jr., Espíritu Negro
3) Blue Panther, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Dark Magic, Kawato San, Pólvora
4) Flyer vs Templario [lightning]
5) Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Hechicero
6) Carístico, Místico, Titán vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Top two matches could be fun. Sure are a lot of Flyer singles matches lately. Not sure what Polvora did to deserve those teammates.

lucha TV preview for weekend of April 12th, 2019

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CMLL Marca is going to be very long to fit in 12 matches. Or there are going to be a lot of short matches.

Maybe Caristico & Mistico can have a discussion about giving up the Mistico gimmick when they team on CMLL Puebla.

Cross your fingers that I remember to tape Guadalajara.