CMLL (FRI) 07/22/2016 Arena México [CMLL, CultIcon, thecubsfan, Yahoo Deportes]
1) Robin & Sensei b Artillero & Cholo
14:38. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragóncito b Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito
15:14. Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Golden Magic, Sharlie Rockstar, Súper Crazy DQ Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
10:25. Elite (working as tecnicos) took 1/3, with Bucanero fouling Crazy for the DQ.
4) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr. b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
12:07. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
12:25. Sky Team took 2/3.
6) La Máscara b Negro Casas [Leyenda de Plata]
8:20. La Mascara took 1/3, the last when he hit Tiger (Casas’ second), Tirantes stopped Tiger from coming in, and Mascara fouled Tiger.
Semimain and second match were both worth watching. Main event wasn’t that much. Mascara probably could use more real wins to be taken seriously, but they decided to go with another heel win to get him booed more. I’m not sure the fans were that bothered (but they do generally seem more on board with cheering and booing who CMLL wants of late.)
The Pequeno rudos want a cage match for the minis 24th anniversary. Good luck on that. They might actually do a title match.
Black Terry Jr. has photos from a show last night in Mexico City’s Bajo Circuito, and +LuchaTV has highlights of a Mr. Electro vs Leon Dorado Jr. main event. Golden Magic wrestled in Arena Mexico, maybe hoped onto the Metro, and wrestled in the semimain on that show.
Caristico will be out at least a month, after the injury he suffered a couple weeks ago on an Elite show. The interview doesn’t seem to specify exactly what the injury, only Caristico saying he couldn’t move his lower body immediately after he was hurt. Caristico says he’ll retire in 3 or 4 years so he doesn’t keep hurt. Me too.
AAA’s preview for today’s Sin Limite show has these matches:
- Big Mami, Faby Apache, Mary Apache vs La Hiedra, Lady Shani, Taya
- Aerostar, Bengala, Drago vs Averno, Chessman, Ricky Marvin
- Damián 666, Nicho el Millionario, Pagano vs Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
The Titan promotion in Tijuana is threatening to sue Cibernetico for not appearing on their June 3 show. That missed match was explained as plane trouble at the time, but I guess it wasn’t just that if they’re still angry about it. Most of the promotion’s recent Facebook posts are angry comments about Cibernetico and the local commission for not suspended him.
In promoting the tag match at TripleMania, Chessman explained women were not capable of doing two things: be professional wrestlers and drive a car. Chessman says women were instead made for mopping and washing dishes, and doesn’t care if people get mad at him about it.
CaraLucha has Hechicero & Diamante Azul vs Herodes Jr. & Trauma I as the main event today. The undercard is heavy on Neza versus Guadalajara matches, as the Muchas Luchas promotion (and a bus full of their fans) come to town.
Pentagon and Fenix are on AAW’s show today outside of Chicago; tickets seem close to be sold out for that show. They’re facing each other in New York tomorrow.
For a few hours on Friday, Triton was listed as appearing on the 08/27 ROH card. His name was later removed. There was no announcement of him being on the show, his name was just on a list, so also nothing when he was taken out. Triton is understood to be spending a while in the US, starting soon, so it wouldn’t be too strange for him to show up there. The CMLL/ROH relationship does not appear steady at the moment; maybe ROH went thru whoever’s booking Triton while he’s in the US, then changed their mind and decided they needed to wait and go thru CMLL to keep the relationship solid, or maybe Triton was supposed to be a surprise for later. I dunno.
You may want to skip this paragraph unless you’re interested in masked man confusion. On Twitter, someone pointed out a Facebook post from May: Bombero Infernal was very proud of his son winning the Mexico State trios championship. The twist is he’s posted photos of Tortuga Ninja Mike, who was the former Alan Extreme last we knew. No one’s been paying much attention to IWRG, so they could’ve changed the turtles around, like they did with Leo/Latigo.
Segunda Caida says Black Terry vs Barbaro Cavernario is the best match they’ve seen this year so far.
Wrestling with Words reviews last week’s Elite show.
ELITE (THU) 07/28/2016 Arena México
1) Astral & Último Dragóncito vs Pequeño Warrior & Pierrothito
2) Blue Panther & Hechicero vs Heddi Karaoui & Pantera
3) Jinzo & Rocky Lobo vs Puma & Tiger
4) Rey Escorpión vs Máscara Dorada [Liga Elite]
5) Ángel de Oro, Golden Magic, Volador Jr. vs Diamante Azul, Hijo De Dos Caras, Magno
6) Teddy Hart vs Xtreme Tiger [cage, Liga Elite]
Teddy Hart in a cage with Xtreme Tiger is going to be a thing. Teddy has a history with cage matches which isn’t always good. This is a really good show – that third match sticks out, the second match is supposed to be a mat match, Dorada/Escorpion is a pretty good use of both guys – but again without a lot of names. They totally seem OK with it so I’m not sure how much I should worry about it. Hope they air a lot of the matches.
Elite continues to book Diamante Azul as a rudo. I don’t know, but if I was Diamante and I was going to France in a few months for another long period of time, maybe I would’ve offered to lose my mask to someone before I leave because who knows when I’d be back or how I’ll be used if I’m back. Make the money while you can.
CMLL (FRI) 07/29/2016 Arena México
1) Eléctrico & Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
2) Oro Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Fujin, Okumura, Raijin
3) Bobby Z, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys vs Golden Magic, Sharlie Rockstar, Súper Crazy
4) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas
5) Dragón Lee vs La Máscara
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Volador Jr. vs Shocker, Terrible, Último Guerrero
Dragon Lee back in singles matches against La Mascara, which is probably another way to build up the rudo. Another almost-Sky Team match int eh fourth should be fun. Bucanero/Crazy continue to feud randomly, and maybe this will be on NJPW World with their guys in the second match.
The video preview has Polvora and Mr. Niebla on the show. Maybe Niebla was on the Peste Negra team and Polvora was in Vangellys or Bobby Z’s spot.