CMLL (MON) 03/05/2018 Arena Puebla [CMLL, CultIcon]
1) Black Tiger & Meyer b Fuerza Chicana & King Jaguar
tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Rey Samuray & Tigre Rojo Jr. b Akuma & Espanto Jr.
tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Audaz, Stigma, Tritón b El Malayo, Puma, Tiger
tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Hechicero, Kráneo, Stuka Jr. DQ Johnny Idol, Sam Adonis, Titán[Relevos Increíbles]
tecnicos took 1/3, Adonis fouling Kraneo.
5) La Bestia Del Ring, Mistico, Rush DQ Diamante Azul, Euforia, Mr. Niebla[Relevos Increíbles]
Munoz took 2/3, the last by DQ when Niebla fouled Pierroth.
6) Cavernario DQ Volador Jr.
straight falls. Cavernario won the first fall clean, then the second by hitting Tirantes in the back and convincing Tirantes that Volador had did it. Very quick match. Title matches coming.
The third match was the best match on the show. Three straight DQs to end the show is never good. I haven’t timed it yet, but the main event match seemed around five minutes and never got far along. It was Volador being in his sixth match of the long weekend and Cavernario’s second singles match of three, so they might have decided just to take it as easy possible to get thru. It also might have been Volador’s nose injury flaring up. It still was disappointing, and the problem here is the programming department – that match shouldn’t haven’t been booked this week with all they had going on, and definitely should’ve be scrubbed after Volador got hurt. Doing three straight DQs prior to it isn’t much good either.
Drone is scheduled to return tonight to Arena Mexico. He’s in the fourth match, teaming with Fuego & Guerrero Maya Jr. against Disturbio, Misterioso and Sagrado. It should be a safe place to have a good match, but I have no idea what we’ll see out of Drone after being quietly suspended for a month and a half. Drone has not wrestled since the end of the FantasticaMania tour, and after a video of his poor performance and strange post match interview went viral. CMLL’s been doing more of their own post match interviews of late, and it’ll be interesting if they let Drone talk.
Gran Guerrero, Marco Corleone and Mascara 2000 faced Kraneo, Rush and La Bestia del Ring (Pierroth) face off in the main event. Last week’s show seemed to point towards a Mascara/Bestia feud, which would be terrible. It is also a hilarious main event for something CMLL insists on calling “Martes de Nuevo Valores.” It looks a lot more promising in the semimain, with Audaz moving up to team with Dragon Lee and Soberano against the Hijos del Infienro.
The lightning match is Arkangel de la Muerte versus Hijo del Signo. That’s a bad combination. Aspiring trios partners Flyer & Magnus team with Principe Diamante against Metalico, Principe Odin Jr. (Artillero) and Sangre Azteca. The opener is another opening minis match, with Stukita & Ultimo Dragoncito against Mercurio & Peqeuno Nitro in a near rematch of Friday.
Meanwhile in Guadalajara, Cavernario faces Atlantis in his third singles match in three days. The silly match in Puebla at least ensured Cavernario won’t lose all three matches, but he’s unlikely to wrest the Mexican Light Heavyweight Championship from Atlantis in their first ever singles match.
CMLL detail work at work: they posted recaps of the 2000 Homenaje a Dos Leyendas (Atlantis vs Villano III) and 2002 (Veneno vs Gran Markus), but not the 2001. The 2001 was Universo 2000 taking Perro Aguayo Jr.’s hair, which seems relevant to the Dinamita main event coming up.
Caristico says he wrestled in Cuatutla despite being injured. There’s still no mention of what this injury is.
Next Sunday’s lineup:
CMLL (SUN) 03/11/2018 Arena México
1) Magnus & Robin vs El Coyote & Yago
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Star Jr. vs Hijo del Signo, Inquisidor, Nitro
3) Blue Panther, Drone, Stuka Jr. vs Johnny Idol, Okumura, Sam Adonis
4) Sansón vs Hechicero [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Shocker
6) Diamante Azul, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. vs La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible [Relevos Increíbles]
Main event is a rematch from this past week. Sanson/Hechicero seems fun. Not much else does. Maybe the opener. Drone is booked again.
The Crash continues to advertise Rey Mysterio as appearing on their show next Saturday. Depending on the severity of the injury, it’s possible Rey may actually be able to wrestle in that match. It may not be the smartest health decision but it’s obviously not the first time Rey’s wrestled thru injuries. At this point, though, I don’t think The Crash is any more sure about it than everyone else. They’re handling it exactly like the Matt Riddle situation, where plenty of people are asking about Rey and Crash is saying nothing.
Hijo de Octagon finished five on Azteca’s Extalon reality show and is holding a press conference today to talk about his future plans. (Extalon, like the AAA one mentioned, is in the Survivor genre of reality shows with a greater focus on athletic challenges.) Azteca would probably want him to be a big part of the Arena Azteca show, only no one’s sure if that show still exists.
A theme park review site has some notes on the AAA Arena in Guadalajara. It’ll seat 500 people, and they have a store similar to Arena Mexico to sell some merchandise.
03/24 MexaWrestling (MexaWar) at Arena San Juan has
- Aramis vs Toxin vs Fly Warrior vs Septimo Dragon vs Moria, winner gets a The Crash Cruiserweight Championship match
- Diva Salvaje vs Centvrion
- Mr. Niebla & Felino vs Corsario Negro Jr. & Drako
- Ricky Marvin & Eterno vs Belial & Impluso vs Freelance & Mike Segura – new
Penta & Rey Fenix will face Jack Evans & Teddy Hart on the 04/07 Pancakes & Piledrivers show in New Orleans. This is a Saturday morning show with pancakes. I’m going to lose track of the WreslteMania weekend shows soon.
Pura Raza says their next show will be in April.
Chilanga Mask returns on 05/20 in Coliseo Coacalco
- Black Terry vs Difunto I
- Makabre & Hijo del Espectro Jr. vs Los Traumas
- Facade, Draztick Boy, and Ultimo NInja vs Cobre, ?, ??
- Lokillo, Draego, Proximo vs Arez, Fly Star, Dragon Fly – new
Dr. Landru of the Gladiatores is doing a month of Perros del Mal photos on instagram. Landru worked in press for the Perros del Mal promotion and was close with the group when they joined AAA. His most recent photo is of the Rey de Reyes sword Perro Jr. won in 2012. The description mentions Perro only had the sword for a short time; he left it in his vehicle before a show in Toluca, and returned to find someone had bashed the window in and taken the sword and some t-shirts. It hasn’t been seen since.
Lucha Sorpresa has some match recommendations from the last month.