Flamita defeats Rich Swann in DTU, All Elite weirdness

photo by Black Terry Jr.

DTU (SUN) 06/21/2015 Deportivo Benito Juárez, Gustavo A. Madero, Distrito Federal [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Kronosport, The Gladiatores]
1) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony b Joven Maravilla, Maremoto Jr., Perro Mocho Jr.
2) Masamune b Rocky Lobo
3) Jinzo b Septimo Dragon
4) Lokillo b Black Fire and Lanzeloth and Artikus
5) Crazy Boy & Pesadilla b Joven Maravilla & Maremoto Jr.
Scheduled to be a tag title defense, but the titles are instead vacant. The younger guys wrestled twice, fought well, but lost.
6) Flamita b Rich Swann
said to be very good

Attendance was terrible. All the early pictures I saw seemed to be taken from the same side of the ring, and there appeared to be all of 50 people in frame. Kept hoping there was a bigger crowd behind the camera, but no – they were all taking pictures on that side because there were even less fans there. The Gladiatores recaps speculates Father’s Day or the heavy rain might have kept people away. ChilangaMask did do a pretty good crowd on the same day, though did they start prior to the rain. They also ran long because of the rain delay – if there were people planning on going on both shows, they may have changed their mind.

The card, outside of the main event, was also heavily changed around. A couple matches just didn’t turn up. I dunno. DTU announced shows in Saltillo (07/03), Monterrey (07/04) and Nuevo Laredo (07/05) on Facebook.

CMLL (MON) 06/22/2015 Arena Puebla [El Popular, Periodico Enfoque]
1) King Jaguar, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr. b Arkalis, Lestat, Rey Samuray
The Battllon de la Muerte brought roosters to the ring. King Jaguar beat Lestat for the win.
2) Goya Kong, Lluvia, Marcela b Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Marcela beat Dalys.
3) Okumura, Tiger, Virus b Fuego, Stigma, Tritón
Stigma replaced Dragon Lee, Tiger replaced Kamaitachi. Okumura beat Stigma.
4) Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper b Atlantis, Delta, Naito
Kraneo beat Atlantis, and Atlantis needed medical attention after the match. Naito’s last match for this tour.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
Guerreros took 1/3, Gran Guerrero beating Sombra clean in the third. Sombra & Gran made singles and mask match challenges post match.

Gran Guerrero versus La Sombra is an odd Puebla Anniversary main event.

Bobby Lashley and Davey Richards (or names spelled similarly) are listed as the mystery main event wrestlers on Sunday’s All Elite show. Xtreme Tiger is the mystery guy lower down on the card, and may also be planned to be on the TNA show. Terra gets the lineups directly from CMLL programming – they’ve had changes to the lineups before CMLL’s website every time – but something’s clearly wrong here. No one seemed to know what was going on and All Elite wasn’t saying anything, but Davey’s already come out and said he’s working the TNA show and I’d assume the same for Lashley.

The only innocuous explanation I can come up with is All Elite booked these guys long ago, the TNA PPV got announced a bit later, and All Elite never told CMLL (or the right people in CMLL) they changed the main event. That’d also explain why All Elite hasn’t announced the surprise wrestlers – they may have not figured out the replacements. I have no idea why CMLL even puts out the All Elite card.

Robin replaces Leono on Saturday.

Today’s CMLL main event is Hijos del Infierno vs Volador, Mistico and Angel de Oro. The En Busca de un Idolo matches are Flyer/Canelo and Panther/Zavala. Mini opener should air on Terra and should be good. Guadalajara has Puma going for the title against…someone.

Myzteziz was back in action over the weekend in Puebla. He posted on Twitter that he was doing better after his knee injury. (Edit: He also wrestled in Lucha Libre Boom on Wednesday.) Fenix was replaced by Drago on that show; not sure of a return date for him yet.

Maximo says his ankle injury turned out to just be a sprain. That’s a great relief. He plans to be in Guadalajara today as scheduled. No promotion is as quick to put people on stretchers for injuries as CMLL. That’s likely the best thing for injury treatment, but it causes a false alarm a week or at least a numbing sensation to the whole thing. (Triton went out on a stretcher too, and I haven’t thought about it twice.)

Dark Angel was spotted back at the NXT Performance Center this week. She’s not listed on any upcoming Mexico event.

Masked Republic is now selling official lucha libre masks, starting with Hijo del Fantasma.

Ophidian promo for his 07/19 ChilangaMask promo.

Heddi Karaoui mentioned a Lucha 2000 article has named himself, El Dandy and Solar as training Santo Jr. 

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews Negro Casas vs Mocho Cota.

DJ Spectro looks back at Tamba.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 06/28/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Blue Monsther & Hijo del Alebrije vs Enigma & Picudo Jr.
2) Dragón Celestial, Skayde, Vortize vs Aramis, Atomic Star, Super Jack
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
4) Danny Casas, Solar I, Súper Nova vs Eterno, Negro Navarro, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Pantera, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Coloso Chris, Príncipe Orión

Who is Coloso Chris and why should I care about him being in the main event? Good for Blue Monsther for making it to a real show.

CMLL (MON) 06/29/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Paris vs Espíritu Maligno & Guerrero Espacial
2) Black Tiger, Lestat, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora
4) Dragon Lee, Stigma, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Okumura
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
6) La Sombra © vs Gran Guerrero [NWA MIDDLE]
first defense; Sombra’s held the belt for over a year without defending it.

They really are doing Sombra/Gran Guerrero, though it’s unclear if this is meant to be an Anniversary show. Kamaitachi listed as back in action.

Cara Lucha (SAT) 07/11/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Principe Aereo & Rey Fenix vs Centella Atomic & Shadow
2) Demus 3:16 vs Yoruba
3) Jinzo vs Aramis, Septimo Dragon, Epydemius
4) Flamita vs Wasson
5) Felino vs Guerrero Mixtico
6) Rush vs Pagano

Really good undercard and two eh main events. Positive first: looking forward to see what Wasson can do against Flamita, the flyers four way should be fun and Yoruba and Demus seem like a good mix. I wish Guerrero Mixtico faces a Casas family member who was more likely to show up, mostly because we’re all kind of waiting for the Guerrero Mixtico breakout singles match and that doesn’t seem like it. Main event doesn’t seem promising – I kind of hope Pagano is actually drawing people because it’d be a fair tradeoff to keep booking him in high profile matches if people actually want to pay to see him. (All the indy promoters are treating him like he’s a new Necro Butcher, so maybe he is?) Rush’s work here against a much more skilled Hechicero wasn’t anything great, and I’m thinking he’ll be less interested to face an indy guy. Maybe I’ll be wrong but I’m skeptical there will be much out of that.

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great match roundup for week of 2015-05-30

I feel like I’m actually catching up. Sooner or later. Any feedback to the changes would be nice.

(True story: I have like 50 indy matches from 2014 I wrote reviews but never posted. Still. Don’t have time to make the GIFS. It may just get dumped on y’all one day.)

rating matches TV Show taped
great Mistico vs Volador Jr., Titán, Dragon Lee, The Panther, Fuego, Mephisto, Niebla Roja, Bárbaro Cavernario, Virus, Luciferno, Kamaitachi in a CMLL’s Leyenda de Plata Tournament match CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-05-30 2015-05-15
great Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-05-30 2015-05-24
good El Patrón Alberto & Fénix vs Brian Cage & El Mesías AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-30 2015-05-02
good Blue Panther Jr., The Panther, Tritón vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Tiger CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-30 2015-05-19
good La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-30 2015-05-26
good Blue Panther Jr., Boby Zavala, Canelo Casas, Delta, Disturbio, Esfinge, Flyer, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Akuma, Cancerbero, Gallo, Joker, Pegasso, Raziel, Sagrado,Stigma in a En Busca de un Idolo match and in a cibernetico match CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-30 2015-05-26
good Dragon Lee, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Kamaitachi, Pólvora CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-05-30 2015-05-24
good Delta vs Boby Zavala in a En Busca de un Idolo match CMLL on Terra: 2015-06-05 2015-06-05
ok Faby Apache & Keira vs Mary Apache & Taya Valkyrie AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-30 2015-05-02
ok El Elegido, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown vs Electroshock, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Kronos AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-30 2015-05-02
ok La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Ephesto, Euforia, Mephisto CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-30 2015-05-19
ok Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-05-30 2015-05-15
ok Fantasy & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-30 2015-05-26
ok Marco Corleone, Máximo, Naito vs Hechicero, Kráneo, Mephisto CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-30 2015-05-26
ok Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Felino, Puma, Tiger CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-05-30 2015-05-24
ok La Máscara, Máximo, Naito vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Último Guerrero CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-05-30 2015-05-24
ok Jack Evans vs Argenis [Aztec Medallion] Lucha Underground: 2015-06-03 2015-03-21
ok Angélico, Ivelisse, Son of Havoc © vs Big Ryck, Cage, Delavar Daivari [LU TRIOS] Lucha Underground: 2015-06-03 2015-03-21
ok Pentagón Jr. vs Sexy Star [submissions] Lucha Underground: 2015-06-03 2015-03-21
ok Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Canelo Casas in a En Busca de un Idolo match CMLL on Terra: 2015-06-05 2015-06-05
below average Blue Panther, Super Porky, Valiente vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Rey Escorpión CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-30 2015-05-19
watch later Mike, Skayde, Teelo vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro IWRG Zona XXI: 2015-06-01 2015-05-31
watch later Imposible © vs Leo for the IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship IWRG Zona XXI: 2015-06-01 2015-05-31

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ChilangaMask defeats the rain, Veneno keeps his title

photo by Black Terry Jr.

ChilangaMask (SUN) 06/21/2015 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (flickr), MT]
1) King Star & Nahual b Chacal & Príncipe Azteca
2) Psycho Kid b Astro Rey Jr. © and Fulgor I [EDM WELTER]
Astro Rey (also) falls on his first defense, as this title continues to pass around between these men.
3) Súper Muñeco & Súper Pinocho b Mike & Teelo
Mike replaced Leo (or the lineup changed and I missed it.)
4) Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Solar I b Avisman, Jeque, Judas el Traidor
money thrown in
5) Keira NC Chica Ye-Ye
Chica Yeye was the surprise wrestler. The show was delayed for a while due to heavy rain, and they resumed while it was still raining. Los Kriminal Boys ended up attacking both, leading into a new match.
6) Chica Ye-Ye & Keira b Fly Star & Toxin Boy
fans gave the luchadors credit for good effort despite the rain
7) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid b Arez, Belial, Impulso
Upset! The new Kamikazes unit won in a good match.
8) Virus b Caifan
very good match
9) Hechicero b Pagano
Pagano could not keep up with Hechicero’s holds, so he tried to turn it into an extreme match. Hechicero put him down with moves involving chairs.

Every match from the first on was a form of mud wrestler – the rain, the storm and the fighting brought a fair bit of dirt into the ring, and the luchadors had to battle thru those elements too. Show sounds pretty good still.

IWRG (SUN) 06/21/2015 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Hijo del Alebrije & Kanon b Atomic Star & Enigma
2) Araña de Plata, Electro Boy, Hip Hop Man b Metaleón, Mr. Leo, Vortize
3) Danny Casas, Dragón Celestial, Golden Magic b Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Imposible
4) Emperador Azteca, Pantera, Súper Nova DQ Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Universo 2000 Jr.
Emperador Azteca replaced Masamune. Eterno nearly got away with a foul on Super Nova, but the second referee caught it.
5) Veneno © b Heddi Karaoui [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Veneno took falls 1/3 in what was said to be a techincal match (despite HIjo de Pirata interfering in the second fall.) First defense.

No full DTU results yet.

Today’s Puebla show has Ingobernables versus Guerreros.

+LuchaTV has highlights of Flamita, Terry 2000, Spider Boy vs Sadico, Psicopata, Leviatham from last week’s AULL show. Sadico and Flamita teased a rematch. Sadico seems to do well against indy all starts when they’re brought in to AULL, but he’s not seen much elsewhere.

SuperLuchas looks back at past Arena Coliseo Guadalajara anniversary shows and the start of the heavyweight title on June 21st, a newsworthy union benefit show in 1967, and a double hair match won by Mendoza.

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

Segunda Caida reviews All Night Long and Dragon Lee, Sagrado, Starman vs Okumura, Sadico and Virus.

LV reviews all of this week’s lucha.

Lineups

IWRG (WED) 06/24/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) El Teniente & Sardito vs Pequeno Puma & Sexy Angel
2) Adrenalina, Centinela Oriental, Hijo del Alebrije vs Blue Monsther,Guerrero 2000, Super Jack
3) Aeroman, Dragón Celestial, Dragon Fly vs Aztlán, Enigma, Vortize
4) Espada de Plata, Keiser Drago, Toxin Boy vs Maquiavelico, Sonic, Voraz
5) Black Terry vs Eterno

Black Terry versus Eterno should be good. Terry should not trust anyone.

Is this a FILL show? Is this not a FILL show? (It does have Blue Monsther) Is this something where I’m going to be adding a dozen profiles between Thursday? Possibly.

CMLL (SAT) 06/27/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Leono vs Cholo
2) Soberano Jr. vs Inquisidor
3) Súper Halcón Jr. vs Disturbio
4) Princesa Sugehit vs La Seductora
5) Fuego vs Raziel
6) Ángel de Oro & Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto & Tiger
7) Atlantis, Dragon Lee, Mistico vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Niebla Roja, Shocker

Dragon Lee being in a match without Kamaitachi reminds us that Kamiatachi is still not back.

No Sunday CMLL Arena Mexico show lineup, because that’s the All Elite show.

CMLL (SUN) 06/28/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Johnny Dinamo & Máscara De Oro vs Mercenario & Mr. Brisa
2) Frezzer vs Linterna Verde, Explosivo, Star Black, Reycko, Gitano, Relampago, Guerrero de la Muerte, Quca, Thunder Boy [cibernetico]
56th Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Anniversary cibernetico
3) Magnum, Nube Roja, Toro Negro vs Centella, Furia Roja, Ráfaga
4) Exterminador & Maléfico vs Pitbull I & Pitbull II

More new and random names here. Quca was last seen here in 2011.

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Maximo injured, Casas & Shocker beat Naito & Sombra, Marcela keeps her title, DTU

XMW (SAT) 06/20/2015 Arena Jardines de Morelos, Ecatepec, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Chica Ye-Ye, Corsario Negro Jr., Dollar b Core, Legionario, Obscuro
Legionario & Core were added to a shuffled match.
2) Black Silver Jr., Terremoto, Tornado, Toscano b Apolo Estrada Jr., Californian Chris, Hellspawn, Orión
Mexico vs USA (??). Apolo Estrada Jr. was the mystery American and Black Silver Jr. replaced Centviron.
3) Metaleón & Mr. Leo b Arez & Impulso and Fly Star & Toxin Boy and Centviron & Fulgor II and Wasson & Yoruba
Said to be an excellent match. Arez, Impulso, Fulgor I were replaced by Emperador, Latigo, and Centviron, and Yoruba & Wasson were added. Tyson la Bestia hit the ring after the match, attacked everyone, then was attacked by everyone.
4) Skayde b Ricky Marvin, Super Crazy [XMW JUNIOR]
Match was originally Belial vs Oriental vs Ricky, but Skayde and Super Crazy were subbed in and Skayde won the title.
5) Demoledor b Pagano, Wotam, Chuey Martinez
Demoledor beat Wotam.

Keeping track of substitutions on indy shows is the dumbest thing I do, and I do a lot of dumb things.

CMLL (SAT) 06/20/2015 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, Estadio Deportes]
1) Oro Jr. b Apocalipsis
Oro Jr. replaced Molotov.
2) El Rebelde b Robin
Arkangel replaced El Rebelde, who’s worked only rarely here of late.
3) Nitro b Starman
4) Okumura COR Tritón
Triton was counted out by Terror Chino, who the CMLL.com recap berates as taking an unneccesary prominence.
5) Super Porky & Valiente b Kráneo & Ripper
6) Marcela © b Dalys [CMLL WOMEN]
Seconds were Robin and Negro Casas. Marcela took 2/3, the last with the top rope double stomp. Money thrown in. Marcela’s first defense in this reign.
7) Niebla Roja, Terrible, Vangellys b Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Rush
Rush refused to help his partners.

Okumura’s win Coliseo streak is back! It’s very clear that wasn’t the intended finish. Marcela/Dalys appears to have gone great.

DTU (SAT) 06/20/2015 Autolavado VM, Tulancingo, Hidalgo [+LuchaTV]
1) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony b Joven Maravilla, Maremoto Jr., Perro Negro Jr. and Angeluz, Angeluz Fly, Sky Blue
2) Lokillo b Kid Cometa, Artikus, Drastik Boy
3) Cíclope & Miedo Extremo b Crazy Boy & Drastik Boy and El Junior & El Nene
During the show, Black Fire announced Slayer Pack had left DTU (personal reasons) so the tag titles they held are now vacant. Their match against Chato/Junior was canceled (as with Paranoiko/Hormiga match?) and the card was completely changed around except for the last two matches.
4) Rocky Lobo b Masamune
5) Lanzeloth b Flamita and Jinzo [DTU AI, #1 Contenders]
winner faces Jonathan Gresham at some point. Said to be a very good match.
6) Rich Swann © b Septimo Dragon [FIP HEAVY]
Swann retained his title in a very good match.

The last half of that card still the same but the first half got all blown up. I wonder what happened to Ryan Kidd?

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 06/21/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Soberano Jr. b Artillero & Súper Comando
Soberano replaced Leono.
2) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia b Acero, Astral, Fantasy
The Diosas del Ring did special dances before the second match and the main event.
3) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Tritón DQ Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
Triton was stretchered out after a headscissors off the runway.
4) Vangellys b Máximo [lightning]
Vangellys counted Maximo with a dropkick, Maximo landed badly and severely hurt an ankle. Match was stopped and Maximo was stretched out.
5) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
Mistica on Ripper
6) Negro Casas & Shocker © b La Sombra & Naito [CMLL TAG]
Shocker & Casas 7th defense

Naito’s listed in Puebla tomorrow, though he said on Twitter (or the translation said) this was the last match. Either way, it’s the last meaningful match of his run.

Naito couldn’t win because he’s going to be otherwise occupied when the Universal tournament comes up. Maximo may also no longer be champion because he’s going to be otherwise occupied when that tournament happens – though it may be rehab for him. That last severe ankle injury took out Zeuxis for 4 months. There’s no telling if Maximo is hurt less or more, but that would put him in October. Any injury which leaves him questionable thru August means the title becoming vacant and a cibernetico to decide a new champion. It’ll probably take a couple weeks for them to figure decide if they need to do it. (Hopefully, they don’t need to and Maximo just got a scare.)

Going to save the full ChilangaMask post for tomorrow (advisory: probably no noon update Monday and Tuesday), but quick results via +LuchaTV are here. They got hit by a rainstorm halfway thru the card, bad enough to stop the show, but it sounds like they had some good matches before and after the rain. ChilangaMask already announced four matches for it’s 07/19 show: Ironia vs Hijo del Angel, Electro Boy & Saru vs Kriminal Boys, Pantera I vs Aero Boy and Caifan & Dr. Cerebro vs Trauma I, Trauma II.

Likewise, waiting for more details on DTU, but Flamita beat Rick Swann in a tonight’s main event in a very good match. There’s a fancam of their three way match with Drastick Boy in Xalapa.

SuperLuchas’ Interdimensional column asks 55 luchadors “Would you have a match with Konnan Big?” Most say no, but Erick Ortiz makes the best point on the Yes side: there’s a lot of unprofessional luchadors he’s stuck working with in Monterrey, so he might as well work with someone who actually will draw people and get him paid.

Ricochet returned to Dragon Gate today. He was introduced by CIMA as a busy guy who was only back for a month, so it doesn’t seem like something that would take him away from Lucha Underground. But – this is the bigger point – any discussion about any people coming or going for a Lucha Underground Season 2 is pretty much totally irrelevant until a Season 2 has actually been announced.

RobViper has highlights of 03/06/15 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, a recap of Friday’s En Busca de un Idolo, and the latest edition of their podcast.

El Hijo del Santo pushed a story on him in Luchas 2000; I assume this is his return in London that he’s teased previously and was actually announced months ago.

Super Libre had Chik Tormenta talking about being pulled from Tuesday’s Guadalajara show (she says Mexico City people over ruled Guadalajara people.)

Rey Escorpion vowed to be Ultimo Guerrero’s nightmare, and challenged to a team versus team trios apuesta match.

Ricky Cruz retained the IWRG Rey de Reyes title Saturday night in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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Rey Escorpion knocks out Ultimo Guerrero, ChilangaMask, Leyendas Inmortal

Guerrero ended up on the mat with his head still in the frame/photo by Alexis Salazar-CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 06/19/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Terra]
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. b Akuma & Arkángel de la Muerte Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Akuma & Arkángel de la Muerte (posted by luchablogdos)
2) Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Marcela b Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany (posted by luchablogdos) VIERNES 19 DE JUNIO SEGUNDA LUCHA CMLL (4) (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Marcela beat Dalys clean leading into their title match.
3) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Super Porky b Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Okumura Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Okumura (posted by luchablogdos) VIERNES 19 DE JUNIO TERCERA LUCHA CMLL (3) (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Okumura replaced Kamaitachi on Monday. Cavernario’s return to Arena Mexico after his Japan tour. Porky beat Felino when a Felino bodyslam failed.
4) Delta b Esfinge [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarto Torneo (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Formacion Delta got the win in an OK match. Valiente was the guest judge. Delta scored a 5 (Valiente), 6 (Gladiador), 6 (Shocker) and 5 (Tirantes) for a 22. Esfinge scored a 4, 6, 6, 7 for a 23.
5) Guerrero Maya Jr. b Disturbio [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarto Torneo (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) Disturbio Cmll A. Mèxico 19.06.2015 (posted by Princesa Dorada)
Sacrifico Maya on Disturbio, in a match better than the average but not a standout. Maya scored a 8, 7, 7, 6 for a 28. Disturbio scored a 9, 8, 5, 5 for a 27.
6) Marco Corleone, Naito, Rush b Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible VIERNES 19 DE JUNIO LUCHA SEMIFINAL  CMLL  (2) (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
7) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero DQ Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Thunder VIERNES 19 DE JUNIO LUCHA ESTELAR  CMLL  (1) (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Straight falls, Revolucionarios DQed in both. Rey Escorpion was DQed in the second for breaking glass over Ultimo Guerrero’s head. Revolucionarios walked off with Gran and Euforia’s masks.

Glass spots are always prelude to hair matches. It’s just matter of when and how. Something like a cage match in July and Rey Escorpion/Ultimo Guerrero for the Anniversary seems plausible.

LI (FRI) 06/19/2015 Arena Neza [Estrellas del Ring, Kronosport]
1) Anticristo & Picudo b Aguila Del America & Alas De Oro
Aguila del America replaced Pantera, Anticristo replaced Picudo.
2) Muneca Sarcasmo & Yuca La Potranquita b Felina Metalica & Miss Janeth and Sexy Angelica & Tania La Guerrillera and Casandra & Dama Divina [Copa Leyendas,semifinal]
Felina Metalica & Miss Janeth were the last team last, but got themselves DQed. 

3) Yuca La Potranquita b Muñeca Sarcasmo [Copa Leyendas, final]
Tag team parnters faced off, with Yuca winning.
4) Dos Caras Sr., El Fantasma, Solar I DQ Fuerza Guerrera, Máscara Año 2000, Tyson La Bestia
Fuerza pulled Solar’s mask, setting up a singles match between them.
5) Canek b Mr. Jack
Canek took 2/3 even despite Mr. Jack Jr. interfering.

Attendance appeared to be minimal. There was a Clown Corp trios match advertised but not listed in either results; thinking it still might have happened because it was against the local guys who are on every Neza show (possibly by rule.) I’m sure the main event was five stars, revolutionizing lucha libre. The women’s division is hilarious: whoever is in charge wants Yuca to be the star, but the 80s/90s luchadoras she’s working with appear to not at all interested in actually losing to her.

CMLL recap points out how it doesn’t quite make sense that Azul & Rush are teaming tonight. In another place, this might be a signal they’re breaking up and building to a singles match. This is not quite that place. Dalys challenges Marcela for the women’s title. I really don’t want Dalys to win the title, because she’s not that good, but the weird finish last night suggests she might. Marcela seems to only lose the title to foreigners and Dalys is Panamanian! (Marcela also wins it back relatively quick.)

CMLL was also testing a live YouTube stream Friday, airing portions of the Sky Team vs Revolucionarios title match from Puebla. They explained their plan yet, so it may not be official, but there are plans for more live broadcasts to come.

ChilangaMask runs Sunday afternoon in Coliseo Coacalco.  There’s a couple good techinical matches, with Caifan vs Virus and Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Solar vs Avisman, Jeque and Judas el Traidor. There’s also the Pagano versus Hechicero battle of guys with very different styles, though Hechicero will be continuing his 2015 mission to prove he shouldn’t be labeled as a one dimensional guy.

The Toluca trio who attacked the Indystrongibles are going with the name Los Kamikazes, and they have a promo for their ChilangaMask trios match on +LuchaTV’s channel. This is a big show for them. ChilangaMask has seemed to make names for guys on the indy scene, doing well there matters.

La Secta say their loss to Jack & Angelico was just a battle but not the war.

RobViper has highlights of 03/03/15 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Did you know: 6 years ago yesterday, Ultimo Guerrero beat and humiliated Texano Jr. in the first Universal tournament. (That’s CMLL’s story, anyway.)

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 06/26/2015 Arena México
1) Eléctrico & Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16 & Mercurio
2) Pegasso, Starman, Tritón vs Okumura, Sangre Azteca, Virus
3) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Titán vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
4) Blue Panther Jr. vs Canelo Casas [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Flyer vs Boby Zavala [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) La Sombra, Rey Bucanero, Rush vs Diamante Azul, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
7) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs Pólvora, Rey Escorpión, Thunder

Guerreros go for revenge. Bucanero back across from Diamante Azul in the semifinal, so his title may not be so safe. Panther/Canelo might be the worst match in this tournament.

Cadetes del Espacio are back together! By random draw, sure. The team CMLL put together, sent out to do media, and stopped booking together after two weeks (both losses), are 2-8 lifetime as a trio.

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Bucanero keeps his title, FULL taping, Friday preview

CMLL (TUE) 06/16/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Magnum & Virgo b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit b Amapola, Chik Tormenta Dalys, Zeuxis
Dalys replaced Chik Tormenta (who was there but not allowed to wrestle on the show.)
3) Puma b Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr., Tiger, Exterminador, Gallo, Joker, Omar Brunetti, Ráfaga [cibernetico]
Listed on the poster as random sides, listed in the recap as DF vs GDL. Puma beat Gallo for the win with a casita. Puma wins a title shot next weight for his weight division (which is apparently Light Heavyweight.)
4) Rey Bucanero © b Diamante Azul [NWA LH]
Seconds were Exterminador and Brazo de Plata (otherwise not on the card?) Diamante Azul is previous champion, having left (walked out?) of the promotion last fall and CMLL stripping him of the title before his return a week ago. Bucanero took falls 2/3 to keep the title, using a mask pull to win. Bucanero’s first defense.
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Naito b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Ingobernables took falls 1/3, Mascara submitting Ultimo Guerrero.

I’m not sure what purpose there is in “Rey Bucanero, singles champion in 2015″, but it’s a pleasant surprise to not see Diamante Azul get the rocket push after coming back (and not being very good to begin with, and still getting protected, and I need to end this before I make this worse.)

If Exterminador is light heavyweight champion, why was he in a match to get a title shot in his division? Why did Brazo de Plata take an eight hour bus trip to Guadalajara without a match???

FULL (THU) 06/18/2015 Carpa Astros, Tlalpan, Distrito Federal [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Saru & Shadow Boy b Fulgor & Pequeño Black Warrior
2) Marabunta Jr. b Charly Madrid, Ángel Del Amor [Copa Novato, final]
Said to be a bad match with blown spots.
3) El Hijo del Medico Asesino & Relámpago b Yuriko & Zumbido [Relevos Increíbles, FULL CHAMP, tournament]
Asesino & Relampago will face off for the title on the 07/02 show.
4) Solar I © b Negro Navarro [FLLM MASTER]
Usual good match.
5) Groon XXX & Pirata Morgan b Silver King & Tinieblas Jr. and Anibal & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
Anibal & Wagner were counted out, then the other two teams fell apart. Tinieblas caused Silver King to be eliminated, and Silver King cost Tinieblas the match.

FULL is booking a Tinieblas/Silver King program, has Medico Aseisno & Relampago deciding it’s heavyweight title and Marabunta Jr. is the best youngster they can find. OK.

CMLL’s preview of tonight’s Arena Mexico show hypes the Revolucionarios versus Guerreros and Ingobernables versus TGR. We’re getting to the point where someone has to start teasing a cage match for June or July, or it begins to look like the Anniversary main event. If you figure CMLL will not run a major show after late July to space it out from the Anniversary show. It usually takes 3-4 weeks from challenges to the match happening, which means those challenges need to start happening soon. They have thrown out singles challenges, but not group versus group.

The En Busca de un Idolo has Guerrero Maya & Disturbio and Delta & Esfinge. Disturbio needs to a get judging night tonight, because he’s unlikely to do a better number than against Maya.

CMLL also posted the preview for Saturady as part of an interview with Marcela with her title match. She’d like to face Dark Angel! but she’s not going to face Dark Angel.

AAA posted the Mascara 2000 Jr. mystery admirer vignettes. That link is to where it was posted on Facebook, and you’ll notice most the commentators also think it’s Pimpi or Mamba because it’s an exotico every time this happens. This whole thing remains bizarre. They’ve spent more time on Mascara 2000 Jr.’s mystery admirer than Mesias’ rudo turn or the Alas de Oro tournament. Mascara is back on a TV taping for the first time in exactly a year on July 3rd, so maybe that’s when the mystery will be resolved. Maybe sooner – maybe this whole mystery is tied to the mystery luchadora who’s debut on the next TV show in Orizaba? (It’s more likely just a story line simply to amuse the participants, but I like to hope for a reason.)

Mr. Jack says aerial lucha libre and extreme lucha libre are bad and Leyendas Inmortales is going to bring back traditional lucha libre. I can not think of a less likely promotion to change anything in lucha libre than Leyendas Inmortales. This is a promo so you say what you want people to believe and not what you actually believe, but you have to be grounded in at least a little reality to make a promo work. Mr. Jack is totally delusional. I would enjoy the character the 40+ luchador who just went “yea, I’m not much good any more, but I really like people cheering for me and the little bit of extra money I make, so I’m going to keep on wrestling until they stop booking me.” It would be a interesting different character than the dozens of “cranky old guy who believes everything now sucks” luchador characters running around.

Not that lucha extreme is necessarily good. Apolo Valdes has a column saying it’s not really lucha libre, even though it can be very entertaining.  MedioTiempo also has an article on a lucha libre themed promotion in Australia.

Bengala was announced for NOAH’s GHC Junior Heavywight league tournament. It’s listed as Bengala’s debut in the tournament. Fellow Mexican Ricky Marvin was in the tournament for many years. I’m surprised the Lucha World Cup didn’t lead to more AAA guys going over. The tournament runs from 07/18 to 08/05, and Bengala is currently announced for any show that far in the future. Super Crazy is in the tournament as well.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of the high flyers match from Wednesday’s Lucha Libre Boom show.

LuchaWorld has a recap of Tuesday’s CMLL En Busca de un Idolo match.

Voices of Wrestling reviews this week’s Lucha Underground episode.

Segunda Caida starts a run of Virus/Dragon Lee reviews.

DJ Spectro looks back to Mil Mascaras versus Perro Aguayo.

Lineups

Colosos del Ring (SAT) 07/04/2015 Arena Neza
1) Goya Kong & Lluvia vs Big Mama & Zeuxis
2) Magnetico & Seiya vs Luis Cirio & Tony Cirio
3) Disturbio, Metálico, Soberano Jr. vs Ángel de la Noche, Jhon Crazy, Motocross
4) Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger vs Hijo Del Villano III, Villano III Jr., Villano V Jr.
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Canek, Máscara Año 2000, Thunder (CMLL)
6) Gallo Tapado Jr. vs Rey Guerrero, Inquisidor, Lince Dorado, Fugaz, Flyer, Bengala, Sensei, Artillero, Principe Odin Jr. [cage, hair]

Lots of prelim guys and random people in this cage match. Lince Dorado is not the ex-CHIKARA wrestler, but a Mexican luchador who took the name soon after the US guy started. The most famous Fugaz is now Nitro, but there’s been guys in Mexico State and Xalapa using the name for the last few years. Principe Odin Jr. is the lesser known brother of Bengala, Artillero and Super Comando. There’s a Rey Guerrero in Chihuahua, but I bet this is a random guy from DF and he’s the most likely loser.

This appears to be a new Villano V Jr. (not Kortiz or Kaving) on the poster.

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