DTU (THU) 08/04/2016 Arena Aficion [+LuchaTV, DTU]
1) Erwin & Irving ?? El Porrito & Masizito
2) El Gio & Jr. b Charly Madrid & Moria
Moria replaced Oscar Sevilla.
3) Gallego & Mr. Cóndor b Jimmy & Kevin
Diabolicos debut in DTU. Both sides talked about a rematch.
4) Diva Salvaje, El Exótico, Yuriko b Ángel o Demonio, Corsario Negro Jr., Taylor Wolf
Taylor Wolf replaced Black Fire (moved up)
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Fujin, Raijin b Aero Boy, Black Fire, Pesadilla
Black Fire replaced Rocky Lobo (Elite). Fujin & Raijin want a tag title shot and CMLL rudo walked off with the DTU mask matches.
6) Lokillo & Zeuxis b Daniel Alburquerque & Lady Maravilla
Teams changed around, match moved late (so Maravilla could make it here from CMLL) and Daniel Alburquerque replaced Tony Iron.
7) Flamita b XL
Originally a tag match with Flamita & XL against Drastick Boy & Ronnie Mendoza. Mendoza worked Elite, Drastick Boy MIA, so Flamita and XL had an excellent singles match instead. Money thrown in.
8) Cíclope b Sharlie Rockstar, Ovett
Ciclope wants a shot at Sharlie’s DTU Consgrado championship (the top title in the promotion that’s not in Mexico.) Sharlie accepted.
Looked like a really good turn out for this show. Flamita/XL sounds like it was great. +LuchaTV should have highlights of the match, but not sure if that one will turn up complete.
ELITE (THU) 08/04/2016 Arena México [+LuchaTV, Medio Tiempo, SuperLuchas]
1) Lluvia & Marcela b Keira & Lady Maravilla
2) El Cuatrero, Forastero (CMLL), Sansón b Ciclón Ramírez Jr., Dinamic Black, Hijo del Pantera
3) El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Karonte Jr. b El Bandido, Jinzo, Rocky Lobo
4) Rey Escorpión b Último Guerrero [Liga Elite]
Escorpion picked up 3 points.
5) Carístico, Súper Crazy, Valiente b Cavernario, Euforia, Mr. Niebla
Euforia replaced Negro Casas. Caristico was noticeably not 100%.
6) Volador Jr. DCOR La Máscara [Liga Elite]
Neither man made it back in before 20. Fans were not happy and pelted the ring with garbage. Edgar was ref again. Mascara & Volador continue to fight for a few moments. Mascara hit Edgar, who ‘recovered’ and eventually dragged Mascara to the back.
Attendee looks better than usual, which might be due to Caristico’s return after four weeks or a Volador main event. The main event results sounds a lot like LA Park/Rush, and it’s unclear if this was some attempt at turning that match into their own storyline or another main event falling apart.
Caristico, after his match, said he’s not completely recovered from his injury and that’s why he’s wearing the belt. He’d like to be 100% by the time he gets to Japan. He kind of went back on his specificity of retiring in 2-3 years, saying more unspecifically he’s not retiring soon but it won’t be a long time away either.
@jay_del_aire has a solid theory about Liga Elite’s weird standings from last week: maybe the Negro Casas matches don’t count anymore, for whatever reason. It fits with some of the missing matches from last week’s scoreboard. It would seem to be something you need to explain, but nothing gets explaining. Going with that idea, the standings would be:
9 Carisitco (3W-1L)
9 Atlantis (3W-1L)
9 Teddy Hart (3W-1L)
7 Volador (2W-1D-1L)
6 Rey Escorpion (2W-2L)
6 Mascara Dorada (2W-3L)
6 Xtreme Tiger (2W-4L)
4 LA Park (1W-1L-1D)
4 Diamante Azul (1W-1L-1D)
4 La Mascara (1W-1D-2L)
3 Rush (1W-1L)
3 Ultimo Guerrero (1W-4L)
This would also mean Rey Escorpion (Negro Casas’ replacement) has to face Rush & Diamante Azul (or maybe Cibernetico), even though he already ‘lost’ those matches. It’s probably more likely that people in charge aren’t really taking this seriously and neither should anyone else. The only thing I’ve gotten from this is Ultimo Guerrero sure has lost a lot, a lot more than he seems to in CMLL.
There are four Friday shows left before CMLL’s Anniversary show, and zero announced matches. Perhaps that’ll change tonight. CMLL’s main event has brothers Mistico & Dragon Lee teaming with Volador Jr. against La Mascara, Ephesto, and Mephisto. Dragon Lee versus La Mascara seems the slight favorite to main event on 09/02, but Dragon Lee has so far failed to beat La Mascara even in a single fall. He’ll need to do so to actually get the match.
(It would be sort of incredible for Dragon Lee to main event the CMLL biggest show of the year, and then be introduced as a new young undercard guy four weeks later in ROH. For his part, La Mascara continues to say he’s only interested in an apuesta match with Rush.)
Rey Bucanero has been nearly as unsuccessful against Super Crazy; they’ll meet again in the semifinal. Crazy teams with the Invasors (not the Elite team; there may be a rule about how weeks in a row ‘outsiders’ can be booked) Kraneo & Ripper against Bucanero’s usual partners Shocker & Terrible. The Bucanero/Crazy match is the match most certain to happen in September, though no one’s said that outloud during a wrestling show so far.
And, of course, if they did, we wouldn’t hear it. Today’s show will not be show on the ClaroSports.com website, as it’s pre-empted for the Olympics the next three weeks. It’s possible CMLL could stick it on their own YouTube channel, but they’ve given no indication they plan on doing so (and you should plan on it not being shown.) Matches from this show will eventually air on TV: 08/27 on Claro Sports TV in Mexico (the last TV show before the Anniversary show), 09/03 on Azteca in the US, and 09/08 on TFN in Canada.
The rest of the show is the usual assortment of random matches. Star Jr. & Robin take on Hijo del Signo & Akuma in the opener. Pegasso, Stigma and Fuego face Okumura, Sangre Azteca and Arkangel. The best of the first half of the card is Blue Panther, the Panther, Blue Panther Jr. versus Misterioso, Sagrado and Bobby in the tercera. Stuka and Gran Guerrero meet in the lightning match.
Marco Corleone replaces Valiente on Sunday’s show. Estrellita replaces Marcela on Tuesday in Arena Mexico.
The Chad Dukes show interviewed Killshot recently. Killshot mentions he came up with ideas for his own character’s backstory between seasons, pitched them to the writers, and much of it got adapted into reworked season 2 character. Killshot is a big part of season 3.
The top 3 from Oaxaca will air on TV this week. The first two matches – the minis trios and the mixed tag – will go up on AAA’s website today.
Lucha Memes 08/21 in Club Atlantico, Mexico City
1: Virus vs Alberto Dos Rios
2: Zafiro vs Arez
3: Lady Maravilla vs Keira vs Magnifica
4: Mike Segura vs Rey Cometa
5: Freelance vs Dragon Lee
6: Aramis, Iron Kid, Alas de Acero vs Kaligula, Lunatic Boy, Lunatic Fly
The second team is listed as part of Zona 23. There’s so many people in Zona 23 and I don’t know half of them.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
RobViper has a music video of 11/27/15 CMLL.
Segunda Caida reviews Siglo XX vs Cien Caras.
Local promoters, luchadors and Rey Misterio Sr. held a press conference to complain about the local Box Y Lucha commission not acting properly.
Mazatlan’s Eclipse hopes to be the first person from his town to debut in AAA (and do it this year.) He says he was training in Mexico for a month and a half with Apache.