Mephisto defeats Dorada, Lucha Underground trios tournament final

he did this all in like 20 seconds
he did this all in like 20 seconds

CMLL (TUE) 04/26/2016 Arena México [thecubsfan]
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro b Aéreo & Stukita LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 26 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
18:03. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Akuma & Espíritu Negro COR Leono & Sensei LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 26 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
13:46. Added on Saturday, with Leono & Sensei being bumped down from the previous match. Rudos took 1/3, including an odd finish where Leono was counted out after his own dive.
3) Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Sangre Azteca b Magnus, Oro Jr., Stigma LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 26 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
17:52. Magnus, Stigma and Oro Jr. replaced Leono, Sensei and Starman on Saturday. Rudos took 2/3.
4) Zeuxis b Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, La Vaquerita, Skadi, Dalys, Reyna Isis, La Seductora, La Comandante [cibernetico] LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 26 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
28:35. Arena Mexico 60th Anniversary cibernetico. Lluvia replaced Silueta (still in Japan.) Eliminations went Isis (by Lluvia), Vaquerita (Comandante), Seductora (Sugehit), Lluvia (Dalys), Comandante (Skadi), Skadi (Zeuxis), Sugehit (Dalys), Dalys (Marcela), Zeuxis (Marcela) leaving Zeuxis as the winner.
5) Ephesto, Luciferno, Sagrado b Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr., Tritón LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 26 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
10:38. Rudos took 2/3. Triton replaced Dragon Lee on Monday.
6) Mephisto b Máscara Dorada LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 26 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
12:08. Mephisto casually pulled off Dorada’s mask in the first fall, then won the second with a powerbomb. Dorada made a big comeback in the third fall but was put down via Devil’s Wings in the third. Mephisto asked for (another) title match next week and Dorada accepted.

I didn’t realize it was an al rudo night until putting together the results. It was a very long show – shows don’t feel long when the matches are good, and the matches in the undercard weren’t very good. I didn’t understand why they added a sixth match to this show and it was less clear when the main event didn’t start until about 2 hours and 15 minutes into the show. Main event was good, and parts of the ciberentico were good.

Lucha Underground tonight is episode 14 of the season, “Cage in a Cage”. The two matches advertised for the show are

  • Cage versus Mundo in a cage for an Aztec Medallion
  • Ivelisse & Angelico & Son of Havoc (c) versus Cortez Castro & Mr. Cisco & Joey Ryan versus Rey Mysterio & Prince Puma & Dragon Azteca Jr. versus Fenix & Jack Evans & PJ Black for the Lucha Underground Trios championship

As best I can tell, those are the only two matches which will air on tonight’s show. Expect them both to go long, and maybe some rare commercial breaks during matches (especially during those eliminations.)

Eric has a preview of tonight’ show.

We’re all kind of waiting for info on May’s Lucha Underground tapings, which wrap up Season 3. The tapings were reported to be on May 7th & 8th and May 14th and 15th. Those last two dates have been mentioned in some of the ticket contest giveaways they’re doing as well, though LU still hasn’t announced them. I’ve actually been hoping to get tickets to the latter ones for a while – I think I can get to LA that weekend, and thought those shows are probably Ultima Lucha 3 – so I’ve been more focused on the tickets than usual. The tickets are usually offered by a couple weeks before the show and it’s a little strange they’re being held back. This is yet another ‘maybe it’s nothing’ thing, but I was reminded yesterday there’s also a date conflict: May 14th is also the AAA taping in Orizaba, which has been pushed on TV for months and the poster includes people who would be expected to be in Los Angeles at the same time. Maybe either LU or AAA has to move, or some fancy planning has to be done to get people in the right place on the right day and that’s the hold up.

Pentagon Jr. & Fenix are also listed as wrestling on May 13th in Texas; LU often has guys come in a day ahead of time for their tapings so that’s unusual.

Speaking of date conflicts, CaraLucha announced their 2nd year anniversary show will take place on May 21st. Mascara Dorada is the first luchador announced for the show. The full card will be announced next week.

That announcement has the unintentionally effect of confirming Mascara Dorada will not be participating in NJPW’s Best of Super Juniors tournament, because it also starts on May 21. Dorada had said for quite a while that he had not heard from NJPW when/if he’d be returning, but I kept assuming he was either not telling the whole story or NJPW would just be getting to him before the tournament. Guess not. In his regular podcast, KUSHIDA also confirmed Kamaitachi would not be part of the tournament this year. (Kamaitachi’s busy in ROH instead.) Dragon Lee does appear to be going – he said many months ago that he had big news he couldn’t talk about – but it’s unclear if CMLL will continue to have two representatives (Cavernario?) or just the one spot this year. The tournament will probably be announced on NJPW’s 05/03 show.

Today’s two Liga Elite matches are Lashley (1-0) versus Ultimo Guerrero (0-1) and Volador Jr. (0-1) versus Mascara Dorada (2-0). Guessing Lashely strong as the outsider, and Volador stops Dorada’s win streak. The semimain is the Parks (Hijo, Super, LA) versus Ingobernables (La Mascara, Pierroth, Rush), in a match which will make me regret watching this show ‘live’ late Friday night. Black Warrior & Blue Panther versus Solar I & Hechicero sounds like a good match which will be condensed to about 20 seconds on TV.

Video of the famous Brazos versus Villanos triple mask match has turned up on YouTube. The video degrades to more of a slideshow at times, but it’s the first time the entire match has made it online as far as I know.

LuchaWorld has the latest edition of their podcast.

RobViper has a music video of 09/20/15 AAA.

I’m thinking of going to this lucha show in Milwaukee Saturday. It’s a 100 minute drive, but Bestia 666 versus Rey Horuz sounds great. This is also the first lucha show I have in the database from Wisconsin, which means I’m missing a few.

The Atlantic has a video feature on La Luchadora, the documentary on Luna Magica.

Faby Apache is happy to team with her sister again.

Avispon took Despiadado’s hair in Arena Aficion.

Lineups

IWRG (WED) 04/27/2016 Arena Naucalpan
1) Aramis, Fireman, Kanon vs Adrenalina, Galaxy, Keshin Black
2) Felinito & Piratita Morgan vs Aguilita Solitaria & Bracito de Oro
3) Imposible © vs Freelance [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible 12th defense
4) Hijo del Alebrije, Pantera I, Suicida vs Cerebro Negro, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Máscara Año 2000 Jr. © vs Canis Lupus [IWRG IC HEAVY]
first defense

The lineup got up about 24 hours before the show. Oh well.

As usual, it’s children going to wrestling show season, so minis are back in IWRG.

Really hoping Impossible/Freelance turns up.

CMLL (MON) 05/02/2016 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Meyer vs Ares & Guerrero Espacial
2) Oro Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Espíritu Maligno, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Estrellita vs Dalys [lightning]
4) Ángel de Oro, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) Carístico vs La Máscara

They had this match once at the end of the Domingo Elite shows, with Caristico winning. Caristico’s been pretty good, and it’s a test of how well Mascara can do as a rudo. Semimain is the rematch of the rudo/rudo trios last week. Second match might be good.

CMLL (TUE) 05/03/2016 Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Magnus, Robin, Sensei vs Akuma, Canelo Casas, Metálico
3) Soberano Jr., Star Jr., Stigma vs Raziel, Sangre Azteca, Virus
4) Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi vs La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis
5) Stuka Jr., Súper Porky, The Panther vs Bobby Z, Ephesto, Luciferno
6) Máscara Dorada © vs Mephisto [CMLL WELTER]
Dorada fourth defense

It’s a little strange they’re repeating this title match so quickly. Dorada always wins the title match over Mephisto, but maybe this time it’ll be different.

The women’s match in the fourth spot is higher than usual, but it’s more a case of having a bonus opener again.

CMLL (TUE) 05/03/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Mágico & Magnum vs Joker & Sádico
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Stukita vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Esfinge, Fuego, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Blue Panther, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Cavernario, Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión
5) La Máscara, Rush, Volador Jr. vs Shocker, Terrible, Vangellys

This is the second time Shocker’s been advertised here, and he’ll actually be able to at some point. Elite’s heavily pushed Rush versus Shocker, which is odd since that happened already and it didn’t go well for Shocker, but who knows. Cometa and Cavernario run into each other in the semifinal.

CMLL Arena México: 2016-04-26 

Zeuxis wins!
Zeuxis wins!

Recapped: 04/26/2016

What happened: Mephisto defeated Mascara Dorada in a title match, and asked for another title match. Dorada agreed. Zeuxis won a 60th Anniversary cibernetico. The show went very long.

What was good: The main event turns into a fun Dorada exhibition in the third fall. The cibernetico had it’s moments, but was tedious at times.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel (more…)

Mascara outsmarts Caristico, Dorada/Mephisto last night, Jack & Angelico out

La Mascara wins
La Mascara wins

CMLL (SUN) 04/24/2016 Arena 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) 04/25/2016 Arena Puebla [thecubsfan]
1) Apocalipsis & Inquisidor b Asturiano & Meyer LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
15:21. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Flyer, Oro Jr., Pegasso b Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Policeman LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
14:24. Tecnicos took 2/3
3) Cavernario, Felino, Rey Escorpión DDQ Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
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 LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
11:46. Ultimo Guerrero took 2/3, the last by sneaking in a foul.
5) Atlantis, Carístico, Mistico b Cibernético, La Máscara, Mephisto LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
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.)

Cantu (Nuevo Laredo) Promociones mentioned Jack Evans and Angelico are off their show next Monday due to injuries suffered this weekend at Lucha Underground. Pimpinela & Estrella Divina will replace them. Jack is said to have a lower jaw fracture, and Angelico a dislocated elbow.

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.)

Lucha Underground has started airing in Malaysia on Monday nights.

Queretaro luchador Charro Negro is accused of some horrible crimes. I can’t find any lineups with him a luchador in Queretaro using that name. It doesn’t really matter.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and this week’s Poster-Mania.

RobViper has highlights of 09/25/15 CMLL.

Segunda Caida reviews this past week’s Lucha Underground, and one of them marks out over Lorenzo Lamas.

CMLL Puebla: 2016-04-25

Rush is the best
Rush is the best

Recapped: 04/25/2016

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.

Where can I watch it: It’s on YouTube now, and will be on 52MX in about 2 weeks. (more…)

great match roundup, week of 2016-04-09

There were some good matches this week. And also the Bad level getting a workout.

As usual, I put in as much effort thinking of ratings for the tournaments as the people in them.

rating matches TV Show taped
great Texano vs Daga [Aztec Medaillon] Lucha Underground: 2016-04-13 2015-12-13
great Dragón Azteca Jr., Prince Puma, Rey Mysterio vs Cage,Johnny Mundo, Taya [LU TRIOS] and in a tournament match Lucha Underground: 2016-04-13 2015-12-13
good Aerostar, Drago, Fénix vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Zorrofor the AAA World Trios Championship AAA on Televisa: 2016-04-09 2016-03-23
good Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. © vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-11 2016-04-11
good Dragón Lee, Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-12 2016-04-12
good Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Cavernario, Hechicero, Vangellys CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
good Xtreme Tiger vs Último Guerrero in a Liga Elite match Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-04-15 2016-04-13
good LA Park vs Cibernético in a Liga Elite match Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-04-15 2016-04-13
ok Psycho Clown vs Dr. Wagner Jr. AAA on Televisa: 2016-04-09 2016-03-23
ok Asturiano, Shockercito, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Espíritu Maligno, Mini Joker CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-11 2016-04-11
ok La Máscara, Rush, Terrible vs Atlantis, Máximo Sexy,Último Guerrero in a relevos increíbles match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-11 2016-04-11
ok Stigma vs Disturbio in a lightning match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-12 2016-04-12
ok Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso vs Luciferno, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-12 2016-04-12
ok La Máscara, Súper Porky, Titán vs Gran Guerrero, Kráneo, Mr. Niebla CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-12 2016-04-12
ok Killshot vs Argenis Lucha Underground: 2016-04-13 2015-12-13
ok Bengala & Sensei vs Cholo & Espanto Jr. CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Astral, Eléctrico, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Dragón Rojo Jr. & Rush vs Mephisto, Pólvora, Mr. Niebla,Ephesto, Bobby Z, Felino in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and in a seeding battle royal match CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Felino & Súper Crazy vs Bobby Z & Máscara Dorada in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and [8f] CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Blue Panther & Ephesto vs Mr. Niebla & Volador Jr. in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and [8f] CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Ángel de Oro & Pólvora vs Mephisto & Mistico in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and [8f] CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Marco Corleone & Rush vs Dragón Rojo Jr. & Euforia in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and [8f] CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Mr. Niebla & Volador Jr. vs Bobby Z & Máscara Dorada in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and in a tournament quarterfinal match CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Marco Corleone & Rush vs Mephisto & Mistico in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and in a tournament quarterfinal match CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Mr. Niebla & Volador Jr. vs Mephisto & Mistico in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and in a tournament semifinal match CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Atlantis, Carístico, Máximo Sexy vs Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Terrible CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Argos & Carístico vs Dragón Lee & Rush Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-04-15 2016-04-13
below average Black Tiger & Zaeta Roja vs El Malayo & Policeman CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-11 2016-04-11
below average Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Súper Porky vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-11 2016-04-11
below average Flyer & Robin vs Artillero & Inquisidor CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-12 2016-04-12
bad Pentagón Jr. vs Villano IV, La Parka in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament match and in a tournament final match AAA on Televisa: 2016-04-09 2016-03-23
bad Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Metálico CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-12 2016-04-12
watch later Dragón Fly vs Shadow Boy, Aramis, Adrenalina, Freyser,Atomic Star, Galaxy, Blue Monsther, Toxin Boy, Fly Star,Salachichita, Keiser Drago, Komachi, Madison Kid for the mask and for the hair IWRG Zona XXI: 2016-04-10 2016-04-06
watch later Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible © vs Black Terry,Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro for the Mexico State Tag Team Championship IWRG Zona XXI: 2016-04-11 2016-04-10

LuchaMemes, Hechicero defeats Casas in Monterrey, new IWRG champ

Los Kamikazes del Aire/photo by Black Terry Jr.
Los Kamikazes del Aire/photo by Black Terry Jr.

indy (SUN) 04/24/2016 Arena 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.

Caifan needed stitches after his match with Pagano.

Lucha Memes (SUN) 04/24/2016 Coliseo 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.

IWRG (SUN) 04/24/2016 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, IWRG]
1) Kanon b Keshin Black
Kanon replaced Black Dragon, won in straight falls
2) Galaxy & Hip Hop Man b Dragón Fly & Shadow Boy
3) Dinamic Black, Emperador Azteca, Freelance DQ Cerebro Negro, Golden Magic, Killer Jr.
DQ not specified. Debut for Killer Jr.
4) Leo, Mike, Rafy b Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible
Tortugas want a title shot, which the Maraichis accepted
5) Herodes Jr., Negro Navarro, Trauma II b Danny Casas, Hijo del Alebrije, Veneno
good mat match
6) Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Trauma I © [IWRG IC HEAVY]
Trauma I falls on his first defense when he suffered a rib injury in the middle fall (and may have came into the match hurt.) Canis Lupus hit the ring to bemoan Trauma I losing the title before he could win it, but still challenged him to a mask match and Mascara to a title match on Wednesday.

Matches 3/4/5 all got money thrown in (which may mean the few IWRG fans just really like IWRG.) Main event sounds like it didn’t go far, but it’s tough to tell.

Cara Lucha linked to the complete Satanico versus Ultimo Guerrero match from Saturday night. Ultimo says he’d like to face Satanico again in Arena Mexico.

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.

Dragon Lee says he has a strained knee ligament. As of this point, he hasn’t been taken out of any matches.

The founder of Arena Olimpico Laguna passed away a few days ago. They shows appear to continuing, as they’re back as scheduled Thursday.

Wendy, a former CMLL and AAA luchadora in the early 90s, will have a retirement show in Mission, Texas on Thursday. She’s been wrestling in the area the last year at least.

Super Libre has Neutron as a guest.

Super Astro talks about how he got into lucha libre.

Dr. Karonte Jr. wants to go after Rey Cometa

CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15

bad times for monito
bad times for monito

Recapped: 04/18/2016

What happened: Mistico & Mephisto made the final of the Incredible Pairs tournament. Marco Corleone & Rush and Super Crazy & Felino turned on each other. Cavernario fouled Rey Cometa in the second.

What was good: The minis match and the tercera were the two most watchable matches on this show.

Where can I watch it: I found it on this channel. (more…)

CMLL weekend results, Satanico and UG in Cara Lucha, WMC

Satanico vs Ultimo Guerrero/photo by Black Terry Jr.
Satanico vs Ultimo Guerrero/photo by Black Terry Jr.

CMLL (SAT) 04/23/2016 Arena 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) 04/23/2016 Arena 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 Magnifico II y Templario vs Black Terry y Trauma I | Cara Lucha | 23/04/16 (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Black Terry replaced Trauma II, Magnifico II replaced Guerrero Mixtico
4) Centvrión, Dragón Celta, Látigo b Arez, Belial, Impulso Impulso, Arez y Belial vs Latigo, Centurion y Dragon Celta | Cara Lucha | 23/04/16 (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Indystrongtibles want a rematch.
5) Último Guerrero DDQ Satánico Ultimo Guerrero vs Satánico | Cara Lucha | 23/04/16 (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
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) 04/24/2016 Arena 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.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Bio of luchador/graffiti artist Struendo, who’s come up before.

Diosa Atenea picked up her first win in Stardom.

Dr. Cerebro defeated Discovery in Berwyn.

Box Y Lucha 3230 has the 60th Anniversary of Arena Mexico on the cover.

Lineups

CMLL (SAT) 04/30/2016 Arena 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) 05/01/2016 Arena 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) 05/01/2016 Arena 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.

 

Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-04-15 

Park plancha
Park plancha

Recapped: 04/16/2016

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…)