1) Black Sugar b Quca
Sugar took 2/3.
2) Javier Cruz Jr. & Micro b Destello & Destructor
tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Capitán Cobra, Fugaz, Randy b Carlo Roggi, Demonio Rojo, Mr. Apolo
Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) El Divino, Frezzer, Star Black b Gitano, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Esfinge, Mágico, Vaquero Jr. b Furia Roja, Joker, Maléfico
Tecnicos took 1/3.
All tecnico victories.
CMLL (MON) 07/04/2016 Arena Puebla [CMLL, thecubsfan]
1) Astro, Centella Roja, París b Guerrero Espacial, Mini Joker, Saurón
16:05. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Black Tiger, King Jaguar, Oro Jr. b Ares, Inquisidor, Policeman
12:36. Tecnicos took 2/3. Jaguar & Ares are feuding.
3) Bobby Z, Okumura, Virus b Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa
16:35. Rudos took 1/3. Thunder was honored after the match
4) Kushida, Máscara Dorada, Michael Elgin DQ Felino, Tama Tonga, Tangaroa
12:09. Tecnicos took 1/3. Felino replaced Mr. Niebla. Tama fouled Elgin in the third.
5) Mistico, Negro Casas, Shocker b La Máscara, Mephisto, Sharlie Rockstar [Relevos Increíbles]
10:11. Sharlie first match officially in CMLL since November 2010. Team Mistico took 2/3. Mistico challenged Mephisto to a title match. Mephisto didn’t answer.
Mistico thinks he’s getting the title shot next week; I’d be surprise if they’re not saving it for the 18th. Jaguar & Ares is likely happening on that day.
Tonight’s CMLL Arena Mexico main event is billed as a battle of the heavyweights. It’s Marco, Diamante Azul & Michael Elgin vs Terrible, Shocker, and Kraneo. No word if they’ve re-enforced the ring. Dalys defends her title against Estrellita in the third match, and seems likely to retain it. Of note, Flyer’s listed in Stigma’s place in the second match in the preview. The previews have been fairly unreliable for changes of late, but Stigma did miss his last appearance so maybe there’s an injury there. Despite the title match, this isn’t a very exciting card. It still will air on CMLL.com & YouTube at 7:30pm.
Guadalajara tonight has a Volador/Tama Tonga main event.
CMLL is now renting the Gran Prix on their YouTube channel for $0.99 USD. There’s a promo for the Cometa/Cavernario match, so I suspect it’ll be up for sale eventually too. It’s a nice advance in availability for CMLL, hopefully not a one time thing. (It’s really make sense for the big Saturday/Sunday matches, if they’re truly being taped.) There is a bit of imbalance in the live PPV price – $17+ fees if you didn’t use the discount – and $2 combined for the two matches that actually mattered – but maybe they’ll figure that out over time.
I’m actually not sure if this is the same video that aired or something different (since the trailer is all handheld video from ringside), I may invest a $1 later to figure it out. As I understand it, YouTube rental videos have strange rules – for movies, you have 30 days to start viewing but must finish within 24 hours once your start watching. Not sure if it’s the same here, but I’d advise not buying until you know you want to watch it.
Tania la Guerrillera kept getting involved in matches on the show, including attacking wrestler/CWF rep Yelmo 2000 before the title match. This is setting up a promotion vs promotion match, but I’m not sure what promotion Tania la Guerrillera represents.
Voices of Wrestling has a Ultima Lucha Dos preview.
Box Y Lucha 3240 has Volador & Thunder on the cover.
El Apache talks about teaching Venum humility, seems to want a match with him for TripleMania.
The El Paso times writes about local luchadora Delilah, who says her goals are NXT and Stardom and wrestled in high school before lucha libre.
6 ABC has a short video on lucha libre masks.
IWRG (WED) 07/06/2016 Arena Naucalpan
1) Magic Dragón & Salchichita vs Guerrero 2000 & Osiris
2) Keiser Drago & Omega vs Enigma & Keshin Black
3) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Fireman vs Atomic Star, Demonio Infernal, Skanda
4) Dragón Fly, Emperador Azteca, Zatura vs Diablo Jr., Imposible, Violencia Jr.
5) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, Eterno, Relámpago
Ninja Turtles versus Insoportables in the main event.
CMLL (FRI) 07/08/2016 Arena México
1) Esfinge, Fuego, Tritón vs Bobby Z, Hechicero, Virus
2) Máscara Dorada, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Cavernario, Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión
Titan replaced Maximo in the second lineup.
3) Mistico vs La Máscara [lightning]
4) Mephisto, Shocker, Último Guerrero vs Johnny Idol, Okumura, Sam Adonis
Okumura replaced Kushida.
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Máximo vs Michael Elgin, Tama Tonga, Tangaroa
Maximo replaced Volador Jr.
6) Volador Jr. © vs Kushida [NWA WELTER]
Added to the show. Volador’s 10th defense.
Let’s try this again! CMLL posted new lineups Monday afternoon for both weekend Arena Mexico shows. We’re getting the Volador/Kushida match after all, though it’s still a little strange: Volador beat Kushida in the Elite tournament, won the Gran Prix, and he has put up his championship? (Volador has a better chance of winning this way, though.)
The minis match got bumped from the card. It’s a stacked show with those matches as the opener, and it obviously makes sense as the first show for NJPW World to pick up.
CMLL (SUN) 07/10/2016 Arena México
1) Acero & Fantasy vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia
2) Flyer, Pegasso, Templario vs Forastero, Maquiavelo, Skándalo
3) Ángel de Oro, Súper Porky, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
4) Diamante Azul, Kushida, Mistico vs Euforia, Tama Tonga, Tangaroa
Kushida replaced Johnny Idol
5) Último Guerrero vs Michael Elgin
Michael Elgin replaced Kushida.
And here’s the UG/Elgin match, which would be a really great thing to put up on YouTube if you’re CMLL. Elgin’s title isn’t on the line, so UG has a shot.