CMLL (TUE) 02/16/2016 Arena México [CMLL, thecubsfan, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Bengala & Leono b Akuma & Espanto Jr.
12:45. Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito b Astral, Stukita, Último Dragóncito
17:57. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Nitro, Okumura, Raijin b Delta, Fuego, Pegasso
11:39. Rudos took 2/3. Sangre Azteca was listed as replacing Fujin, but it ended up being Nitro.
4) Silueta b Zeuxis [lightning]
6:49. Silueta won with a missile dropkick, but the match seemed to end early. Zeuxis suffered a foot injury when she was armdragged on the ramp, made worse when a Silueta plancha to the floor landed short on Zeuxis’ feet. Silueta challenged Zeuxis to a title match next week and Zeuxis stopped the medics long enough to accept.
5) Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto b Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther
10:45. Hijos del Infierno took 1/3, the last when an eliminated Luciferno snuck back in to foul Blue Panther Sr., giving Mephisto the win.
6) Carístico, Rey Cometa, Súper Porky b Boby Z, Felino, Mr. Niebla
11:01. Tecnicos took 2/3. Caristico replaced Titan on Friday, making his first appearance on a Tuesday show since leaving the promotion.
Nothing on the show stood out positively to me, but the main event felt like the best of the show. A lot of stuff almost worked, but only almost worked.
On her Facebook, Zeuxis said it was just an injury scare and she’ll be fine for next week. Live, it came off like she rebroke her foot and would be gone for a long time, and Silueta’s challenge for a title match seemed out of place. There was a reason for the urgency in the title match: Silueta is heading back to REINA on 02/25 for three months and Zeuxis will also go 03/22 for two weeks. I was unsure that REINA was still a thing, but they have shows on 02/28, 03/20, 03/25 (Korakuen Hall) and 04/01; Zeuxis is probably working the last too.
Not sure if this means Silueta is intended to win this title before going to Japan, since this title program follows the usual pattern of hurrying a title switch before a trip. Silueta is the current REINA International Junior Champion, a title I also forgot existed, so she may not need a title to have title matches.
Today’s Lucha Underground is the fourth episode of the season, entitled Cero Miedo. Matches advertised for this show so far
- Chavo Guerrero, Mr. Cisco and Cortez Castro in a trios mach
- Joey Ryan debuts
- Prince Puma versus Pentagon Jr.
Puma/Pentagon should be very good. El Rey’s posted the first moments of the match as their teaser.
Segunda Caida reviews Black Terry vs Rey Hechicero.
Black Fire made it to Germany. He’s getting in to an important match quick, challenging Kim Ray for the DTU Alto Impacto championship on Saturday in Bielefeld, Germany.
Laredo Kid talks about the kids he’s training in the US.
Baby Killer took Metal Drago’s mask in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco. No name mentioned in the report. Yes, someone’s really named Baby Killer.
IWRG (SUN) 02/21/2016 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alas de Acero & Aramis vs Adrenalina & Power Bull
2) Astro & Súper Astro vs Hip Hop Man & Matrix Jr.
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro vs Diablo Jr. I, El Hijo del Diablo, El Imposible [super libre]
4) Diva Salvaje, Pasion Kristal, Súper Nova vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, Eterno
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Solar I, Veneno vs Heddi Karaoui, Herodes Jr., Mr. Águila
Looks like no show Wednesday. Mr. Aguila hasn’t been here in a long time: his last match was September 20th, 2007. The main event is Dos/Herodes focused, though Dos may be off next week’s card for WWC.
CMLL (TUE) 02/23/2016 Arena México
1) Bengala & Metatrón vs Camorra & Espíritu Negro
2) Aéreo, Angelito, Fantasy vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Cancerbero, Raziel
4) Zeuxis © vs Silueta [MEX WOMEN]
Zeuxis fourth defense
5) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
6) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs Ángel de Oro, Súper Porky, Valiente
Ultimo Guerrero on this card means he’s probably not wrestling Friday, which means they’re probably not doing Thunder/UG next week (though I guess they could do Thunder/Euforia.) Thunder’s going at least 19 days between matches again. The clock is ticking down on that being the Dos Leyendas main event, though there’s still time.
Semifinal follows up last week’s issue and may lead to a title match on 03/01.
CMLL (TUE) 02/23/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Omar Brunetti & Vaquero Jr. vs Furia Roja & Joker
2) Gallo, Robin, Star Jr. vs Espanto Jr., Metálico, Ráfaga
3) Esfinge, Fuego, Pegasso vs Disturbio, Puma, Tiger
4) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Boby Z, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora
5) Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Volador and Casas matched up last night and match up here again, so they may just be taking that singles match around the horn.
CMLL ELITE (SAT) 03/12/2016 Expalenque de la Feria, Chilpancingo, Guerrero
1) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro vs Golden Magic, Relámpago (IWRG), Skayde
2) Fresero Jr., Halloween, X-Fly vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, Eterno (EDM)
3) Carístico, Máscara Dorada, Mistico vs Black Warrior, La Máscara, Mephisto
CMLL ELITE (THU) 03/17/2016 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Puebla
1) Mini Rey Cometa & Rey Infierno vs Amnesia & Súper Bick
2) Mini Multifacético, Rey Celestial, Tony vs Corsario De Fuego, Poseidón (Veracruz), Triple X (Veracruz)
3) Blue Panther & Virus vs Black Terry & Solar I
4) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Black Warrior, Sharly Rockstar, Súper Crazy
5) Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Mistico vs Cibernético, La Máscara, Mephisto
Elite continues to take steps into running touring shows, good news for everyone if it works. The Black Terry matches on both these shows seem fun.
Not sure what the deal is with the Veracruz (Xalapa) luchadors being in Puebla, but it doesn’t seem to be a one off random appearance.