CMLL (TUE) 03/28/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara, Martes de Glamour]
1) Frezzer & Furia Roja b Omar Brunetti & Vaquero Jr.
2) Demus 3:16, Pierrothito, Relámpago Azul b Cosmos, Eléctrico, Fantasy
3) Fuego, Star Black, Stigma b Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Raziel
Star Black replaced Rey Cometa.
4) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Ripper
5) Carístico, Mistico, Volador Jr. DQ Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Negro Casas fouled Volador for the DQ.
Ah, they’re doing another Casas/Volador match. Probably on 04/11.
CMLL announced a four mascot tag match for Kid’s Day on April 30. It’ll be Zacarias & Mije against Gallito from Guadalajara and the debuting Microman with Guapito as referee. This seems like something that should be announced in the US a couple days from now as an April Fool’s Day joke, but it’s a real match with a press release and everything. These are the more mobile mascots (more than Monito, who was not mentioned the whole show) but it will be tough to have anything more than a brief skirmish. April 30th is a Sunday, so this match won’t air unless CMLL does something special.
Also on Informa, Pierroth said he wants to be known as La Bestia del Ring or La Bestia Ingobernable. CMLL’s still listing him as Pierroth.
AAA announced the people who advanced from the second La Llave de la Gloria tryouts: Auster, Shaoling, Fetiche Jr., Dalton Bragg, Star Shock, Destructor de Galaxias, Lirio de Plata, Máscara de Angel, Nuevo Angel, Laxus Dragón del Trueno, Palacio Maya , Espíritu Negro Jr., Akanyel Extrem, Demonio Azteca, Genex, Charly Madrid, The Tigger, Tiger Boy, El Americanista, and Mandala. That’s 20 names (so 32 have qualified so far between the two sessions.) I’m confused, because the photos and videos we saw on Saturday only showed about 32 people. AAA’s report on the session listed about 130 people, which didn’t seem supported by their own photos but maybe there were just a few sessions we didn’t see.
A lot of people are guys who are fringe members for the super indie promotions or work all around the Mexico City area without a specific hoe; this kind of contest helps them at least get more noticed and maybe some regular work. Charly Madrid is a bull fighter who had some good matches a few years ago before becoming a lot less visible. “The Tigger” is probably the Tiger, a Nuevo Laredo luchador who’s been working matches there and around Mexico State with Eterno. Genex and Star Shock are both young luchadors who’s shown up in DTU’s Kids division.
A couple of notable maybe missing names are Kortiz, one of Villano V’s sons who was in the tryout videos, and Hector Chavez, who had that write up in Record because his sister is a known model. Hector and his sister Danielle visited the AAA offices yesterday, so I’m guessing he’s either on the list under another name or they’re working on something else with him. Those who didn’t make it are encouraged to resubmit their information to be eligible for another tryout.
SoloWrestling interviewed Sexy Dulce, which LigerFever translated. If you’re in the mood, it’s got Sexy changing her story on why she missed her title match for the third or fourth time (she had asked Dorian for time off, she was hurt, she would’ve been happy to go appear and hand over the belt except – well, she never explains why.) There are couple notable things about her mindset right now. She again talks about her match in SHIMMER this weekend as her final match before taking time off to focus on boxing. Sexy has to be aware she’s booked on the Crash show a few days later, so I would assume this to mean she’s not going to wrestle on that show and will likely also give up that title without getting beat. (The title doesn’t mean anything, so that’ll be fine.) Sexy also sounds more open to returning to AAA than she has in the past, being complimentary towards Dorian, sidestepping any criticism of the promotion, and making the case that she never actually lost her mask so there’s nothing legally to prevent her from wearing it again. She doesn’t sound in a hurry to go back, but may go back on her terms. (Unless that gets a bad reaction, then she’ll reveal she’s been misquoted.)
ESPN Lucha Libre has an interview with Miguel Reducino about CMLL, which is the usual mainstream interview: wrestling person talks about how great everything is and the author nods along approvingly. Reducino explains CMLL does not do chair shots or blood because that would be disrespectful to the people. Reducino explains the difference between CMLL and AAA is AAA doesn’t keep it’s economic promises to luchadors and that’s why they come back to CMLL. Tours of Europe & South America, which haven’t happened in years, are mentioned like they’re normal things.
Dorian Roldan posted on Facebook about all the things AAA is doing over a two week (plus) stretch: getting on Netflix with Lucha Underground, makign the deal with Impact, Rey de Reyes, the launch of Zona Ruda, a new movie, the La Llave de La Gloria, doing shows with Kidzani, filming a US commercial and other things. A new movie? That part got explained last night, as AAA luchadors were part of wrestling scenes for a movie called “Ni tu ni yo”, about the life of a luchador. There a little bit of video of the work here and there was an article in Record about it. AAA luchadors were also present at the World Dance Music Awards last night.
AAA posted the first edition of the Zona Ruda show and says they’ll be uploading them each Wednesday. That’s a nice deal, I wasn’t sure we’d get to see these. I haven’t gotten a chance to wathc it yet, but they have interviews with Dorian Roland and Mesias, highlights from TV, and vignettes from Psycho Circus. There’s also a feature on Perro Aguayo Jr.’s mass.
Killshot confirmed he’s going to be on the AAA show in Tijuana. I have a list of which Lucha Underground wrestlers have worked with AAA & the Crash, but what I think I’m going to do with it this evening is print it out and then set it ablaze. I can’t figure this out.
Lucha Underground wrestlers will now NOT be part of the Blackest of the Black music festival, a reversal from a few days ago. It was announced before a deal got signed, and then the deal didn’t get signed. Masked Republic says they’ve heard familiar wrestlers will still be involved and I’ve heard the same.
Lucha Mexico will be shown in Mexico City as part of Festival Ambulante on April 6. The directors and some of the subjects were interviewed by Notimex. They’d like to get the documentary into Mexico movie theaters.
Leo Riano’s column mentions the Arena Mexico bathrooms and dressing rooms have recently been renovated.
SuperLuchas has an obit for Dardo Aguilar.
LuchaWorld interviewed Trauma II.
CultIcon writes a profile of Triton.
Cross Arm Breaker reviews Texano vs Ricky Santana.
ChilangaMask say they’re coming to Chicago on May 7th with the Traumas, Aeroboy and Fly Star.