CMLL (TUE) 03/08/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) León Blanco & Neutrón b Demonio Rojo & Mr. Trueno
2) Mágico, Soberano Jr., Starman b Arkángel de la Muerte, Furia Roja, Metálico
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Fuego, Pegasso, Rey Cometa b Puma, Skándalo, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Ángel de Oro, Máximo Sexy, Valiente b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 1/3, Maximo beating Mephisto with a kiss.
5) Atlantis, Dragón Lee, Mistico DQ Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla
Tecnicos took 2/3, Cavernario pulling off Dragon Lee’s mask for the DQ.
That sure sounds like they’re doing Cavernario/Dragon Lee some point soon, though it’s a straight trios rematch main event next week. Hope it turns up if it happens.
CMLL’s 03/18 Homenaje a Dos Leyendas will be a $10USD iPPV on Cleeng. CMLL hasn’t announced it (why would they promote something like that on Informa?) but it’s up on the cleeng site today. The last show worked out well. The show before it did not, but they ended up posting the show for free. The shows have been live only viewing in the past and I’d assume the same until they say anything else.
AAA also hinted they’d have information about Rey de Reyes being on iPPV soon. I was doubtful it’d be available at all, so this is a nice surprise. Again, that’s the same night as Lucha Underground Azteca Warfare, so it’s going to be a busy night.
This week’s WON says Lucha Underground is close to a deal with Netflix, where season 1 would go up on the service. (Netflix posts complete seasons, so season 2 wouldn’t be up until sometime after it finishes on El Rey.)
It also notes a WWE is looking for another round of international signings, including a AAA/LU top star “who hasn’t been in a major US promotion” who’s also unhappy with LU creative. Meltzer does not give any more details, but the top people in LU who are also in AAA are Mil Muertes (who has been in TNA so he’s DQed), Fenix, Pentagon, and King Cuerno/Hijo del Fantasma. You can throw in Texano Jr. if they mean top in AAA (and you can increase the group even larger depending on how elastic your definition of ‘top’ is.) It may be a complete coincidence, but Hijo del Fantasma posted a dramatic statement on Twitter yesterday. He’s made sense as a WWE pickup for a long time, only missing the WWE’s own initiative to bring in more Mexicans. Not sure if there’s anything to this though: everyone in Lucha Underground is believed to be under contract and couldn’t leave unless they were out of their contract – being unhappy and wanting out and being able to get out are two different things.
Octagon held a press conference to announce his own clothing line. That’s a real sentence. It’s mostly shirts and caps with the Octagon image, which is an interesting thing given the ongoing battle over the rights to that character. Octagon said you could buy the shirts at RemediosMagicos.com; in usual Mexican wrestling merchandise fashion, there’s not yet any Octagon merchandise there yet. Former AAA luchadors (Cibernetico, Estrellita, the other Octagoncito among them) and celebrities were in attendance.
Of course, what people really wanted Octagon to talk about was Octagon Junior. Octagon believes he owns the right to his name – his claim is he came up with it and give to Antonio Pena, not the other way around – and now even AAA believes it, so they’ve created an Octagon Jr. to be able to keep using the character when they lose the lawsuit. (Octagon’s theory is AAA would’ve just called him “Octagon” if they felt they owned the name.) Octagon doesn’t feel this is legal either and will file a lawsuit about it. Octagon also claimed he had been planning on revealing his own Octagon Jr. previously, and there will be news to come out about it in a few weeks.
It’s hard to believe any of this will go anywhere; outside of the Axel/Hijo del Santo suit, it doesn’t seem like any lucha libre cases has come to a legal resolution in a long time.
Zeuxis posted photos of getting ready for her trip to the US, , which means I’m probably going to debate buying a #PuertoRicianPower shirt in the next couple weeks. I can do that, because I know the Chicago area show is in Berwyn, but it may be tricker for other people – the rest of the tour has dates, but the venues/time are still a mystery to me. Jocay has been trying to find out the details of the New York/Connecticut and been told nothing is set. There has been similar tours in the recent past, and there’s usually posters on the internet for all the shows. Maybe they’re just advertising shows hyper-locally, though you’d think they’d get the word out as loudly as possible when you’re bringing in people from Mexico.
Box y Lucha mentions Monterrey luchador Pedro Navajas was unconscious for 45 minutes after a dive gone wrong in Arena el Jaguar over the weekend. It sounds like he recovered, but a scary situation.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Volador talks about hair match with Negro Casas.