I was holding out for full IWRG results, but no such luck yet.
Puma retained the Occidente Light Heavyweight Championship over Omar Brunetti last night in Guadalajara.
The one thing you need to know about today’s Arena Puebla show: it’s an hour later. Daylight Savings Time starts to affect the streams tonight. It’s still 9pm start time in Puebla, but it’s 10 pm Central Daylight Savings Time in the US, 11 pm on the East Coast. This might be the time to start watching these after the fact (he writes, knowing he’ll probably watch it live anyway.)
Tonight’s main event is Caristico, Mascara Dorada and Maximo versus Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja and Ultimo Guerrero, continuing the UG/Caristico feud. It’s one of the two main events for Puebla this week: he’s also headlining an Elite show in Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo on Thursday, and there probably should be some crossover promotion for that show. (It’s one of four shows for Elite this week, a very busy week for them.) It’s also the second CMLL show in Puebla that same day; a few of the same luchadors are also working a 3:30pm show in Cuautlancingo, which is about 30 minutes from Arena Puebla.
The best match on the show might be the Panthers & Stigma versus Fujin, Okumura and Raijin in the tercera. The only locals on the card are Arkalis, Paris, Malayo and Guerrero Especial in the opener, though Guerrero Especial & Paris are also listed on a show in You can see the full card here. Again, the show starts one hour later than usual if your clocks changed over the weekend.
Diario has a longer story about Cinta de Oro‘s passing. He seemed not to be feeling even before his last match. He was told they could give him the night off, but he said no, he doesn’t miss matches. After the show, Rocky Star offered to take him to the hospital, but Cinta said it was just being tired from being old and prefered to go home. He was found the next morning in his rocking chair, having passed away during the night.
Black Terry Jr. has photos from Arena La Loma in Puebla, where Caifan & Black Terry defeated Arez & Gato Montes in the main event.
Aerostar is headed to SXSW, as are others who are part of Tuesday’s Lucha Underground show. That’s cool! Not cool is AAA advertising luchadors in Nuevo Laredo, Queretaro and Piedras Negras this week who won’t be there, because they’ll be in Austin instead.
A Johnny Mundo interview promoting the SXSW Lucha Underground content has a lot of usual info, a mentioned that Mundo lives “five minutes away” from the Temple, and this quote:
“Usually, every match in the WWE, I was the one with the stupid ideas. I’m trying to figure out how to jump off the stage, or turn the logo into a weapon or obstacle. I was always watching Jackie Chan movies or Tony Jaa, and putting moves that I saw in Rumble in the Bronx into matches. When I got toLucha Underground, that mentality helped me immeasurably, when it came to working guys like Prince Puma, and a lot of the guys from [Mexican wrestling promotion] AAA. It was kind of weird, because I was going, man, they have stupider ideas than I do. Now I’m the one going, ‘No, we can’t do a Spanish Fly off the bandstand. That’s crazy.'”
That sounds like Prince Puma. The panel discussion on Lucha Underground is Tuesday afternoon at 2, and the show is at 8pm the same night. There’s always a chance of some news coming out of these.
El Universal has a nice article on Pista Arena Revolucion, the 70s, 80s, and 90s C arena for CMLL & UWA in Mexico City. It actually started out as an ice hockey arena. That didn’t work out.
BxB Fly has highlights of 01/11/16 CMLL.
Super Libre has Asesino Negro & Pablo Romero as guests.
Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Compadres Extremo versus Kaientai & Bryon, Tony Rodriguez vs Rico Rodriguez, Caifan vs Dralion vs Arez and Ultimo Ninja vs Sammy Guevera vs Erik Ortiz from the RIOT show.
Segunda Caida makes the mistake of watching tournament lucha. I’m afraid to point out CMLL’s skipped the incredible partners tournament this year in case it reminds someone to still run it after H2L.
A Puebla photographer is using lucha libre to get kids into photography.
CMLL (SAT) 03/19/2016 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala vs Cholo
2) Leono vs Apocalipsis
3) Soberano Jr. vs Cancerbero
4) Súper Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte
5) Hombre Bala Jr. vs Nitro
6) Delta & Fuego vs Olímpico & Sangre Azteca
7) Máscara Dorada, Máximo Sexy, Valiente vs Bobby Z, Terrible, Vangellys
I think the main event might be the only good match on the show. There are so many CMLL rudos I don’t want to watch.
CMLL (SUN) 03/20/2016 Arena México
1) Bengala & Leono vs Espanto Jr. & Inquisidor
2) Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi vs Amapola, Dalys, Reyna Isis
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Puma, Tiger, Warrior Steel
4) Stuka Jr. vs Pólvora [lightning]
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) Máximo Sexy, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Euforia, Mephisto
The promised reversion to CMLL shows has occurred, just about two weeks later than we thought – and it’s just back to matches for matches sakes. (Elite Miercoles would seem to start next Wednesday, since Arena Mexico is still closed this week.)
Warrior Steel is the name of note. He’s a long time Mexico State indie guy. I have lineups of him on lineups back to 2006, which is the earliest I really started tracking these things. He’s worked in Arena Neza and for EAW and lot of indie groups, but hasn’t ever shown up on anything I’ve managed to record. He has worked on a CMLL show that was streamed once though: the 07/17/2011 Arkangel 25th Anniversary show that I was unable to record. (I’m still unhappy about that.) He was part of an opening match battle royal with many Arkangel former students, with him and Flamita said to look the best. Things have sure worked out better for Flamita than Warrior Steel after that match. I have no idea why Warrior Steel is debuting now.
CMLL (SUN) 03/20/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Black Sugar & El Tapatío vs Diplomático & Guerrero de la Muerte
2) Dark Fire & El Alteño vs Mr. Brisa & Payaso Infernal
3) Cosmos & Metatrón vs Gran Kenut & Thunder Boy
4) León Blanco, Nautilius, Neutrón vs El Chakal, Joker, Sádico
5) Gallo, Magnum, Vaquero Jr. vs Espectrúm, Maléfico, Ráfaga
And, with CMLL getting the full Sunday card in Mexico City, they’re no longer being sent to Guadalajara on Sundays. Dark Fire and Payaso Infernal from Sinaloa are back to help make up the numbers.