LUCHA: Great match roundup for pre-Wrestlemania week (TheCubsfanblog)

Posted on 4/18/119 by Bob Magee

Great match roundup, week of 2019-03-30

4/1 CMLL Puebla
4/2 CMLL Martes
4/5 CMLL Martes
4/5 AAA on Twitch

All 2019 round-up posts 2019 MOTYC list is up now.

This was a strange week where the Tuesday CMLL show was the
best one. I really liked the trios title preview. It was
also good that the AAA Tijuana taping had the weird locals
match to make it memorable. There were other matches but it
blends in with a lot of tapings this first third of the

Recommended Matches

Rating/Matches/TV Show/Date taped

greatCuatrero, Forastero, Sansn vs ngel de Oro, Niebla
Roja, Soberano Jr. CMLL YouTube: 2019-4-022019-04-02

goodVolador Jr. vs Gran GuerreroCMLL YouTube: 2019-

goodRey Cometa vs Templario in a lightning match CMLL
YouTube: 2019-04-022019-04-02

goodBlack Destiny vs Genio del Aire, Drake, Jonathan,
Rayo Star, Fantastik (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch)) |
#EMWPromociones | Rayo Star vs Fantastik vs Drake vs Genio
del Aire vs Jonathan vs BlackDestiny | AAA on Twitch: 2019-

goodDrago vs Hijo Del Vikingo, Myzteziz Jr., Aerostar,
Argenis for the AAA Latin American Championship (posted by
Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch)) | #EMWPromociones | Argenis vs
Myztezis jr vs Hijo del Vikingo vs Aero Star vs Drago |
AAA on Twitch: 2019-04-052019-04-05

goodLa Hiedra, Lady Shani, Nio Hamburguesa vs Keyra,
Lady Maravilla, Villano III Jr. (posted by Lucha Libre AAA
(Twitch)) | #EMWPromociones | VillanoIIIJr, LadyMaravilla &
Keyra vs LaHiedra, Lady Shani & Nio Hamburguesa | AAA
on Twitch: 2019-04-052019-04-05

goodHechicero vs Felino in a lightning match CMLL
on 2019-04-052019-04-05

Other matches
Rating/Matches/TV Show/Date taped

okLluvia, Marcela, Sanely vs Dalys, La Magnifica,
TiffanyCMLL YouTube: 2019-04-012019-

okEsfinge, Flyer, Rey Cometa vs Kawato San, Olmpico,
TigerCMLL YouTube: 2019-04-012019-04-01

okCarstico, La Bestia Del Ring, ltimo Guerrero vs
Euforia, Mephisto, Valiente in a relevos increbles match
CMLL YouTube: 2019-04-012019-04-01

okGuerrero Maya Jr., Titn, Tritn vs Euforia, Gran
Guerrero, ltimo Guerrero CMLL YouTube: 2019-04-02

okMamba, Mximo, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Averno,
Chessman, Sper Fly (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch)) |
#EMWPromociones | Maximo, Mamba & Pimpinela vs Averno, Super
Fly & ChessMan | AAA on Twitch: 2019-04-05

okJoe Lider & Pagano vs La Mscara & Texano Jr.
(posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch)) | #EMWPromociones | Joe
Lider & Pagano vs La Mascara & Texano Jr | AAA on
Twitch: 2019-04-052019-04-05

okDr. Wagner Jr. & Psycho Clown vs Blue Demon Jr. &
Rey Escorpin in a cage match (posted by Lucha Libre AAA
(Twitch)) | #EMWPromociones | PsycoClown & Dr. Wagner Jr vs
BlueDemon Jr & Rey Escorpin | Lucha en Jaula | AAA
on Twitch: 2019-04-052019-04-05

okMagnus & Robin vs Metlico & Sangre Azteca CMLL
on 2019-04-052019-04-05

okLa Jarochita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola,
Dalys, Tiffany CMLL on 2019-04-05

okAudaz, Flyer, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno,
Mephisto CMLL on 2019-04-05

okAtlantis, Atlantis Jr., Titn vs Cavernario, Mr.
Niebla, Negro Casas CMLL on 2019-04-05

Wrestlemania week shows

This was also WrestleMania weekend, so how about a detailed
yet unthoughtful list of rating for stuff I saw live, as
best I can remember two weeks later.

4/04 Mark Hitchock WrestleCon Supershow:

Masato Tanaka vs Eddie Kingston: good
Rey Fenix vs Pentagon Jr: great
Tajiri, DJZ, Puma King, Samantha Heights vs Sammy Guevera,
Santana, Ortiz, Diamante: good
Robbie Eagles vs Arez vs Flamita: good
Jushin Liger, X-Pac, Hurricane Helms vs Caleb Konley, Zane
Riley, Jake Manning: ok
Dragon Lee vs Cavernario: great
Zach Sabre Jr. vs Shane Strickland: good
SCU vs Orange Cassidy & Best Friends: good
Will Ospreay vs Bandido: great
(favorite match: Dragon Lee/Cavernario)

4/04 AIW
(from where I got there)

Shinjiro Otani vs Eddie Kingston: good
Scott Steiner vs Swoggle: OK
Eddie Page & MJF vs Colt Cabana & Space Monkey: OK? good? do
not trust my memory of it, delivered exactly what youd
Mance Wagner vs Nick Gage: good? not my thing?
PB Smooth vs Tom Lawlor vs Tim Donst vs Matthew Justice:
(favorite match: Otani/Kingston)

4/05 US vs the World

Brian Pillam Jr. vs Emil Sitoci: ok?
Ethan Page vs MJF: ok?
Daga vs David Starr: great
Darby Allin vs Black Taurus: good
Jiro vs Rich Swann: good
Dezmond Xavier, Trey Miguel, Zachary Wentz vs Adam Brooks,
Australian Suicide, Robbie Eagles: great
Hart Foundation vs LAX: below average
Puma King vs Sammy Guevera: ok crowd was so cold that it
hurt the enjoyment of the match
Brian Cage vs Masato Tanaka: good?

4/05 RevPro

Jonathan Greshman/Chris Brooks vs Alex Coughlin/Karl
Fredericks: good/great borderline
A-Kid vs Carlos Romo vs Kid Lykos vs Flamita: good
Brian Cage vs Michael Oku: good but too long
Hiroshi Tanahashi/Willy Ospreay vs Minoru Suzuki/Zack Sabre
Jr: great
Rocky Romero vs Ryussuke Taguchi: OK? So loooong.
Tomohiro Ishii vs David Starr: have no memory of, good?
RPG3 vs Aussie Open: not good enough to stop me from leaving

4/05 NXT

Street Profits vs Fabian Aichner & Marcela Barthel: missed
most of it
Jaxson Ryker vs Danny Burch: initially confused why the bald
Euro guy was in two straight matches, OK I guess
Candice LeRae vs Aliyah: shaky enough that I thought they
would cut it from TV
War Raiders vs Aleister Black & Ricochet: great
Velveteen Dream vs Matt Riddle: great
Watler vs Pete Dunne: great
Shayna Baszler vs Io Shirai, Biana Belair, Kairi Sane: good
Johnny Gargano vs Adam Cole: excellent
(I left my seat before Ciampa came out, am dumb)

4/06 Pancakes & Piledrivers
(wandered in during the show with no one checking me for a
ticket, so good value)

Hoss Fight: seemed good while I was talking to people
Ricky Shane Page vs Tessa Blanchard: seemed good while I was
talking to people
oVe vs Joe Gacy, Eddie Kingston, Shane Strickland: did not
seem good while I was talking to people

04/06 NJPW/ROH

Kagetsu, Jenny Rose, Hazuka vs Hana Kimura, Stella Grey,
Sumie Sakai: ate a pizza and checked Twitter during most of
this. Sumie wore Kamaitachi gear so this is good
Honor Rumble: OK
Jeff Cobb vs Will Ospreay: great
Rush vs Dalton Castle: good
Kelly Klein vs Mayu Iwatani: went on a journey including
looking for a nacho bar that turned out to be closed, sounds
like I had the better experience?
Flip Gordon, Juice Robinson, Mark Haskins vs Bully Ray,
Shane Taylor, Silas Young: OK, too long.
Dragon Lee vs Taiji Ishimori vs Bandido: excellent, thats
not a real move
the four-way tag match: OK? actually good for PCOs latest
Zach Sabre Jr. vs Hiroshi Tanahashi: technically good but it
did move my heart
Kota Ibushi vs Tetsuya Naito: great, so so close to being
Matt Taven vs Jay Lethal vs Marty Scurll: great, did not
feel long to me and maybe only me
Kazuchika Okada vs Jay White: great

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