CMLL (SUN) 04/24/2016Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) El Tapatío b Quca
2) Fugaz & Linterna b Destello & Mr. Apolo
3) Cosmos & Metatrón DQ Relámpago & Thunder Boy Tecnicos took 2/3. Relampago unmasked Cosmos and Thunder Boy did the same to Metatron
4) Frezzer, Nautilius, Reyko b El Chakal, Gran Kenut, Mr. Trueno Tecnnicos took 1/3
5) León Blanco, Neutrón, Omar Brunetti b Furia Roja, Joker, Sádico Joker now has a Chucky mascot (possibly Monster’s Chucky.) Tecnicos took 1/3, Leon Blanco saving it for his team after Omar had been defeated.
Chucky is very random.
CMLL (MON) 04/25/2016Arena Puebla [thecubsfan]
1) Apocalipsis & Inquisidor b Asturiano & Meyer 15:21. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Flyer, Oro Jr., Pegasso b Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Policeman 14:24. Tecnicos took 2/3
3) Cavernario, Felino, Rey Escorpión DDQ Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys 11:39. Rey Escorpion replaced Negro Casas. TRV took 1, Peste Negra 2, and Cavernario might have had Terrible beat with his springboard pump splash when Rey Bucanero and Felino ran back in to break up the pin. They had been eliminated earlier, so it was a (very forced) DDQ. All sorts of challenges followed.
4) Último Guerrero b Rush 11:46. Ultimo Guerrero took 2/3, the last by sneaking in a foul.
5) Atlantis, Carístico, Mistico b Cibernético, La Máscara, Mephisto 10:58. Rudos took 2/3. Mascara snuck in a mask pull to win, and pulled off the mask again when they were teasing another match.
You should go watch Ultimo Guerrero versus Rush. You don’t need to watch anything else on this show, though the main event was fine.
Negro Casas missing shows in Puebla & Mexico while having a Match of the Year caliber match with Hechicero in Monterrey is a little bit suspicious. You can have a great match with Hechicero without having to be do huge spots like in a Dorada match, but the tercera here probably wouldn’t had much big either with Casas in it. (It didn’t with him not in it.) If you look at the Liga Elite field, Casas is the only guy who can take the tournament loss without giving up a mask or giving up a big payday for his first hair loss. Except, Casas just lost his hair, losing hais hair twice in a year won’t look good, and neither will be being one of the lowest ranked guys in this tournament – there’s reasons for him not be excited to participate, if that’s even the issue with this match. (No one really knows what losing this tournament is going to do someone’s career, because no one’s done one of these before.) It might simply be Casas is having good and bad days with his health lately but, the longer he stays out of Liga Elite and misses other shows, the more it seems like something might be up.
Tonight’s CMLL show has Mascara Dorada versus Mephisto as the main event. It’s a non-title match, which gives a much better chance of Mephisto winning (see the recent Euforia/Maximo match.) In fact, the only times Mephisto has beaten Dorada in a singles match has been when no title is on the line. Mascara Dorada in a singles match is a usually a good time, even in a matchup they’ve run quite a few times: this is a rematch from just two months ago.
The semimain was scheduled as Sagrado, Lucifierno and Ephesto against Stuka Jr., Guerrero Maya and Dragon Lee, but Dragon Lee is off the cards for this week. He was scheduled for everything besides the Elite show, and will be replaced on those four shows after being diagnosed with a knee strain. It’s often not a great idea to play doctor while watching wrestling matches, but it was pretty obvious Lee was working thru a knee injury all last week and it’s a positive that he’s now taking a break. Triton fills in today, Volador on Friday, and Valiente takes the Saturday & Sunday matches.
The show also includes a reliably decent women’s cibernetico, Magnus, Oro and Stigma against Grumpy Old Men, a opener of a hopelessness, and a bonus minis opener. Show starts at 7:30pm, and will air on YouTube as normal.
CMLL is split four ways today. They’ve got this show in Arena Mexico. The weekly Guadalajara show has Marco, Rey Escorpion and Maximo against Atlantis, Kraneo and Euforia and an underneath cibernetico. Tonight is the third of the four Puebla fair shows, which seemed to have drawn OK but there’s no results or news from them. Rush, La Mascara, and Super Porky are scheduled to take on Ultimo Guerrero, Psicosis and Terrible. Adding to that is an Elite show in Jalpan de Serra in Queretaro, with Caristico, Mistico, and Atlantis on top against Cibernetico, Sharly Rockstar, and Mephisto. (I’m unclear on how Atlantis & Mephisto will be in two locations at once.)
There’s going to be an incredible amount of lucha libre shows in Mexico this weekend. AAA seems to have at least four different sets of spot shows that whole weekend, including a group going out to Baja California Sur headlined by Octagon Jr. & Super Nova versus Mascara 2000 Jr. & Pagano. That seems like a show that’d be tougher to sell with Fireball on top (and I’m not sure who’d be in the rudo spot if not for Pagano.)
Boby Z won the FULL (Chile) championship back from Rey Dragon in Puebla. I never saw results from the 03/23 in the same Arena Coliseo San Ramon, but Dragon must’ve won the title in the announced match on that show. Bobby was already announced as defending the title on 04/30 against Rey Bucanero (though I’m having trouble finding that poster now; it was mentioned in Box Y Lucha.)
What happened: The last three matches all ended in some sort of issue. Ultimo Guerrero used a ref bump to beat Rush, and La Mascara used a ref bump to beat Carístico (then unmasked him a second time after the match.). The tercera ended with no finish, with Rey Bucanero & Felino coming back in after being eliminated for no real reason. It appeared we’re getting a rematch of the rudos versus rudos match and maybe a Carístico/Mascara singles match next week.
What was good: The Rush/Ultimo Guerrero was exactly what a lot of fun and should be watched.
indy (SUN) 04/24/2016Arena Coliseo Monterrey [Lo Mejor de Lucha Libre]
1) Minion I & Minion II b Flecha & Muerte Guerrera
2) Ángel Justiciero & Pedro Navajas b Mini Bengalí & Rey Demonio Jr.
3) Súper Jack & Súper Ratón b Demonio del Caribe & Kalaka (Tijuana) Jack was in his Capitan America gear.
4) Dulce Kanela b Máximo, Golden Boy, Último Ninja
5) Caifan b Pagano
6) Rey Hechicero b Negro Casas Said to be outstanding, the best match in Monterrey in a while.
Everyone’s raving about the main event. It may air next week on Noches de Coliseo; you never know with that show. (They were actually advertising this show on Saturday’s airing, which I can’t recall them doing prior.) This was Negro Casas’ first match in the building in three years, attendance looked strong, and he was still signing autographs many minutes after the match.
Lucha Memes (SUN) 04/24/2016Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), R de Rudo]
1) Jinzo b Obscuro
2) Súper Mega b Demasiado bloody match
3) Fly Star & Toxin b Ciber Punk & Garrobo Punk good match, money thrown in, win via Canadian Destroyers.
4) Freelance b Sádico [falls count anywhere] very good match
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Arez, Belial, Impulso said to be outstanding. Trauma I left the match due to injury after a dive onto Impulso.
6) Pantera b Jeque [lightning]
7) Fujin, Okumura, Raijin b Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid
8) Princesa Sugehit b Keira
Black Terry has highlights from this show, which look nuts. The fifth match is said to be among the best Mexico City matches of the year.
Tonight’s Puebla show has Rush taking on Ultimo Guerrero, after they’ve feuded the last couple weeks in Arena Mexico. Ultimo Guerrero leads their all time (non-tournament) series at 3-2, but both Rush’s wins have come in this building. They’ve split the lead up trios, and the outcome could go either way. Rush might be the type of guy to break Ultimo Guerrero out of his usual routine (which might also be tough for him to do with Lashley on Wednesday. It’s a busy week for UG.)
The rest of the show includes both Mistico & Caristico and Cibernetico & Mephisto teaming up in the main event, days before they face they have different partners in the Arena Mexico main event anniversary show. Atlantis & La Mascara round out the trios. The tercera is an unusual Peste Negra/TRV rudo versus rudos match. Asturiano, Meyer, Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar and Policeman are the locals on the card.
The show starts at the usual 9pm and will air on YouTube.
Fight Network has a story up about carrying CMLL – the Thursday night slot is the usual slot. There’s really no other info, including no mention of announcers, which makes think they may just be running the same tapes as in Mexico with no English announcers.
CMLL (SAT) 04/23/2016Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis b Bengala
2) Sensei b Camorra
3) Magnus b Artillero
4) Stigma b Espanto Jr.
5) Fuego b Disturbio
6) Blue Panther & Titán b Misterioso Jr. & Pierroth Tecnicos took 1/3, got money from the fans
7) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, La Máscara b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Vangellys La Mascara was no help, but the tecnicos won anyway.
Titan & Panther must’ve been awesome for the fans to throw in money for that match (and the recaps makes it sound as if it was just for the tecnicos.)
CaraLucha (SAT) 04/23/2016Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Carxyus, Estrellas del Ring]
1) Fiero b Leonidas, Coyote winner joins the promotion?
2) Centella Atómico & Wasson b Alas de Oro & Príncipe Aéreo
3) Black Terry & Trauma I b Magnífico II & Templario Black Terry replaced Trauma II, Magnifico II replaced Guerrero Mixtico
4) Centvrión, Dragón Celta, Látigo b Arez, Belial, Impulso Indystrongtibles want a rematch.
5) Último Guerrero DDQ Satánico double foul finish
Matches 3 & 4 sound like they were pretty good, and the main event was the moment they wanted it to be. Attendance looks weak, unfortunately.
WMC (SAT) 04/23/2016 Gimansio Hercules, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [+LuchaTV, Estrellas del Ring, KronoSport]
1) Felina Metálica b La Heroína, Zuka, Lilith Dark, Star Pink [WMC COPA] Felina defeated Heronia to win.
2) Pegasuz & Sky Man b Rayo Star & Yoruba Rayo Star had a bad fall in the second fall and left the match.
3) La Jarochita b Zuzu Divine, Kiera, Ashley Jarochita beat Keira in the final.
4) Centvrión & Látigo b Drastik Boy & Rocky Lobo The DTU team were upset by their loss and would not accept a handshake after the match, promising to end the Mala Hiebra team.
5) Demasiado b Wotan, Cíclope, Miedo Extremo [WMC HEAVY, #1 Contenders]
Maximo is the WMC champion, so Demasiado will challenge at some point. This indie promotion seems to do more show to show storylines.
CMLL (SUN) 04/24/2016Arena México [CMLL]
1) Demus 3:16 & Pequeño Violencia b Fantasy & Último Dragóncito Dragoncito was stretchered out after the Demus Driver, as normal
2) Cancerbero, Canelo Casas, Raziel b Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Starman Rudos took 2/3.
3) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela b Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis Vaquerita replaced Sugehit on Wednesday.
4) Dragón Lee, Rey Cometa, Titán b Cavernario, Ephesto, Felino
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Mistico DQ Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Terrible Terrible fouled Atlantis, who wanted a rematch.
That main event doesn’t seem like a big deal for a rematch, but maybe they’re just not doing a big match.
I’ll save IWRG & Lucha Memes for tomorrow, but the Navarros/Indystongitibles match got really strong reviews from that show.
The Fight Network in Canada says they’ll start airing CMLL on 05/05 (Thursdays) at 9pm. They’ve aired it previously, with English voices overs done in England. I assumes there’s English voiceovers for this show as well, though I haven’t listened to the LAW to know – I literally know no details. It’s nice more CMLL is airing and more people are getting a chance to see it but, since almost everything they’re taping is being broadcast on the internet, it’s unlikely to be new material.
CMLL (SAT) 04/30/2016Arena México
1) Acero & Fantasy vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
2) Oro Jr., Robin, Star Jr. vs El Cuatrero, Nitro, Sansón
3) Stigma, The Panther, Tritón vs Bobby Z, Ephesto, Luciferno
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Rey Cometa vs Pólvora, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys
5) Dragón Lee, Máscara Dorada, Máximo Sexy vs Euforia, Terrible, Último Guerrero
Sabado Retros is a normal Arena Mexico show, and a very normal one at that. Just five random matches.
CMLL (SUN) 05/01/2016Arena México
1) Bengala & Sensei vs Artillero & Cholo
2) Magnus, Soberano Jr., Stigma vs El Cuatrero, Espanto Jr., Sansón
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso, Tritón vs Disturbio, Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
4) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Cavernario, Euforia, Negro Casas
5) Dragón Lee, Máscara Dorada, Súper Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
This Sunday show is just a normal card too; so much for my idea they were going to load up the cards.
No Cometa/Cavernario singles match sticks out. Maybe they’re just thinking they’ll build it in front of a bigger card to get people to come back the following week – but there’s at least a chance it’s been moved to Friday with the lightning match now on that day. (Or maybe I’m just hoping it’ll be taped.)
CMLL (SUN) 05/01/2016Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Black Sugar & Micro vs Destructor & Quca
2) Capitán Cobra & Linterna vs Carlo Roggi & Mr. Brisa
3) El Alteño, Explosivo, Star Black vs Demonio Rojo, Gran Kenut, Mr. Apolo
4) Cosmos & Metatrón vs Relámpago & Thunder Boy
5) Esfinge, León Blanco, Magnum vs Furia Roja, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
Also nothing too interesting.
DTU (SUN) 05/01/2016 Palenque de la Feria, Tulancingo, Hidalgo
1) Atila, Jimmy, Johnny Idolo, Kevin, Tiburón vs Ángel o Demonio, Chato, Nene, Ovett, Paranoiko
2) Erwin, Irving, Qué Monito vs Masizito, Porrito, Zacarias
3) Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo vs Titán (CMLL) & Tritón (CMLL) and Drastik Boy & Jinzo
4) Lluvia & Zeuxis vs Princesa Sugehit & Reina Isis
5) ?, Crazy Boy, Shocker, Stuka Jr. vs Cíclope, Miedo Extremo, Mr. Águila, Negro Casas
Free sponsored show around noon (so the people on this show will be able to get back to Mexico City in time for that card, and maybe have enough time to work another show in between.) This show will also include a lucha libre photograph expo and an autograph signing.
What happened: LA Park and Cibernetico went to a draw in the first match in the tournament. Xtreme Tiger picked up a win in his second tournament match over Ultimo Guerrero. Rush cheated to defeat Argos & Caristico, though Dragon Lee suffering a knee injury during the match seemed a bigger deal.
What was good: The main event is the one match worth watching.
Where can I watch it: It’s on YouTube and on Azteca’s website, if you’re not in the US.
The show begins with a recap of the LA Park angle from last week. The open is now focused on the 12 people in Liga Elite, instead of just everyone who was mentioned.
Edgar continues to be the sole referee for Liga Elite matches. He wore a CMLL logo shirt the first two weeks, but is wearing an Elite shirt now. The CMLL logo on the stage is covered up. The CMLL logo is still visible on the sign boards on the upper deck on the announce desk, but you’d have to be looking for them to see them. After the second match, when Rush goes over by the announce desk, the CMLL logo is bizarrely blurred out.(more…)