IWRG (SUN) 10/11/2015 Arena Naucalpan [Esterllas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
Caravana de Campeones, 2015
1) Hip Hop Man © b Tortuga Leo [AIWA ARGENTINA CRUISER]
second defense. Hip Hop Man’s father was his second.
2) Imposible © b Hijo del Pantera [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible 10th defense. Imposible gave credit to Pantera for being a good opponent and said he’d be open to a rematch.
3) Apolo Estrada Jr. & El Hijo del Diablo © b Canis Lupus & Trauma I [IWRG IC TAG]
first defense. Diablo used a ref distraction to smack Trauma I with a weapon for the win. Lupus & Trauma were angry with the finish, so they took the belts and left. The commission brought the belts back a few minutes later.
4) Golden Magic © b Trauma II [IWRG JUNIORS]
first defense. Straight falls, a surprise to all. Trauma II was DQed in the first and surprised in the second. Very good match, money thrown in. Trauma II handled his loss better than his brother.
5) Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Hijo De Dos Caras © [IWRG IC HEAVY]
Mascara jumped Dos during the title match photo. Dos still took the first, but Mascara took the second. Dos got a visual submission with the referee down in the third, Mascara dropped him with a martinete and got the pin off that. Dos falls on the sixth defense. Mascara dedicated the title win to the memory of Hijo de Cien Caras.
Magic/Trauma II is easily the most praised match. X-Fly totally could’ve beaten Hijo de Dos, and it’s a little weird Mascara 2000 Jr. is back here (though AAA people have been champions in IWRG in the past.)
CMLL has an unusually loaded up week, starting with a big show tonight in Puebla. The main event is Volador Jr. defending his NWA Welterweight championship against Mephisto. As we saw on Friday, Mephisto’s big match structure is basically “people kick out of the Devil’s Wings repeatedly and then do moves” and Volador has a lot of moves so it could work out well. Mephisto and Volador are tied 3-3 in singles matches all time, with Mephisto defeating Volador early and Volador winning late. He should win late tonight too.
The bigger match is the Molotov versus Lestat mask match. Molotov wasn’t much good as a tecnico, hasn’t been much better as a rudo, and fifty people should be getting mask wins before him but it’s CMLL so you can’t rule it out. Lestat was a Puebla prospect who appeared to get frustrated with his career going nowhere and basically retiring for two years. He’s gotten more focus since returning last December, but it’s at least possible it all might just be a set up for him losing to his mask and disappearing again. And maybe that’s even a reasonable thing to do, but not with Molotov.
Box Y Luchas has Demus vs Shockercito and Luchas 2000 has Hijo del Santo on the cover. I guess that says how much a secret Myzteziz’s jump was; no one knows more about Elite Lucha Libre than Luchas 2000 and they didn’t know to keep the cover open for Myzteziz showing up in Arena Mexico.
I’m not writing much about Mistico II on the Azteca/Telemundo Si Se Puede celebrity reality show because I can’t be bothered to care (and I’m not sure how much it means outside the context of the show.) He’s still alive on the show, and did a dance number as Gloria Trevi yesterday which tore down the house. There’s a 30-45 pre-roll add, but you ought to withstand it and watch the video.
Segunda Caida reviews Felino vs Blue Panther as part of a run of lightning matches.
Lucha Libre in Japan
Mascara Dorada actually won on the NJPW show! Post show interviews suggested Dorada’s teaming with Taguchi for the upcoming junior tag team tournament (and also there’s an upcoming juniors tag team tournament), but don’t trust me reading NJPW. None of the Ingobernables were Naito’s friend.