CMLL held a press conference to announce the teams for this year’s En Busca de un Idolo tournament. (I’ve posted this press conference here.) All matches will air on Terra, and possibly on TV. CMLL didn’t mention a specific TV deal this time.
The separate group Leaders and Trainers seem to be combined into one roll. Negro Casas and Virus will each take care of a team, as they did last year. The teams were determined by picking colored ping pong balls out of hat. Naturally, the four people with black ping pong balls ended up with Casas and the ones with the balls went with Virus.
Guerrero Negro Jr.
Super Halcon Jr
Casas has a very young quartet.
JCR said everyone will fight everyone. In past years, that’s meant the entire group faced off each against each other the first three weeks. It sounded like he said this time all eight guys will have matches against each other in the first round, which would add another month to this tournament, but I may have misunderstood. Otherwise, the format appears to have stayed the same from last year: lightning matches on Tuesday and Friday, with judging, decisions and public voting (via enbuscadeunidolo.com) making up the points. They haven’t updated the website yet, so they may have made other quiet changes we won’t know about until they post the rules.
The judges will be Tirantes, Shocker, Mr. Niebla and a fourth judge which will change for every match and will not be known until the match happens. (That sounds to me like they’ll just be grabbing whoever will be free on those days, rather than pulling someone from all Tuesday Guadalajara shows until June.) Tony Salazar will be a consultant for both teams, maybe replacing Jose Luis Feliciano in the occasional role of overseer of this tournament, but appearing in far more skits.
Not a lot more announced here. They announced that the Arena Coliseo Anniversary show will be on 04/06 and the Arena Mexico announcement will be on 04/27.
Nothing’s been announced, but Maximo/Escorpion is the feud they’ve been running on Sundays. Last year’s Arena Mexico Anniversary show appeared to have a plan of Mr. Aguila versus Shocker, only for Shocker to get casted on La Isla instead. They did the hair match when he came back, and replaced it in April with Rey Cometa and Namajague. There doesn’t seem like any thing specifically set up for that spot this year, but we might start seeing something this Friday.