LUCHA: Verano de Escandalo lineup, CMLL on Marca (The Cubs Fan blog)

Posted on 5/18/119 by Bob Magee

CMLL has a couple of Friday nights of build towards matches
already announced, starting with tonights show. The two
announced hair matches lead into trios matches tonight.
Mascara 2000 teams this time with Mephisto & Ephesto to face
Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero and Euforia in the semi-main.
Kaho Kobayashi and Amapola meet in the segunda. Sanely,
Marcela, Tiffany, and Metalica round out the match.

Its otherwise a placeholder card, though theres some
change for decent matches. Matt Taven was supposed to be in
the main event, is no longer, but Cavernario makes a good
replacement. The caveman teams with Sanson & Cutarero versus
Caristico, Volador, and Mistico. Soberano & Negro Casas meet
in a lightning match. Casas is going to work a short match
anyway at this point, and they might put together something
quick thatll work. Felino, Tigre, and Hechicero face Rey
Cometa, Triton, and Esfinge in the usual midcard trios
match. Star Jr. & Magia Blanca open against Espanto Jr. &
Akuma, which might not be good at all.

The show streams at the usual 8:30 pm start time on Marca &
Facebook. Theyll probably stream on YouTube for people in
Mexico, Ill do the same.

Lucha Central previews this show.

Dragon Rojo was to undergo another knee operation today. He
has not wrestled since January.

The coroner report says Silver King died of a heart attack.
Milenio points out Dr. Wagner Sr. died the same way. Silver
Kings body will arrive in Monterrey on Saturday night, and
hell be taken to a funeral home on Sunday in Torreon.

Espanto Jr. credits Silver King with helping his career.

Theres a newly published article on Psycho Clown & Pentagon
challenging Cain Velazquez for TripleMania, but it seems
like the same quotes from that initial press conference.

Mr. Electro has an MMA fight on June 15th. Hes had some in
the past. His opponent isnt named. Hes hyping it towards a
fight against one of the Montanez brothers, which suggests
hes pretty confident hes going to win.

Members of the Coahuila & Torreon governments met with
boxers and luchadors about improving their working
condition.

Bandido will challenge Shane Taylor for the Ring of Honor
Television championship on their 06/28 PPV. Upcoming TV
episodes seemed to set up Dragon Lee versus Dalton Castle
for that show, though it still has to be officially
announced.

06/08 MexaWrestling at Arena San Juan

Golden Boy & Simbolo vs Trauma I & Trauma II
Arkangel Divino vs Jack Evans vs Aramis vs Pumita
Negro Navaro & Solar vs Toro Negro & Mimo
Arturo Rivera has launched a new site, rudovision.tv. ESTO
has an article about it.

El Moro will be honored on a show in Gomez Palacio on
Saturday.

KAOZ held a press conference for their show on Sunday.

Lucha Central has the latest ratings update.

LuchaWorld has a new Lucha Report.

Puma King has a new video up.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 05/20/2019 Arena Puebla
1) El Asturiano & Rey Samuray vs Black Tiger & Policeman
2) Pegasso, Stigma, Tritn vs El Malayo, Espanto Jr., Toro
Bill Jr.
3) Flyer, Soberano Jr., Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Mr.
Niebla, Negro Casas
4) Carstico & Hijo del Villano III vs Ephesto & Mstico and
Niebla Roja & Terrible and Audaz & Sansn and Atlantis &
Vangellys and Felino & Valiente and Esfinge & Templario and
Luciferno & Volcano [Torneo Increible de Parejas, battle
royal]

The irrelevance of this tournament means anyone can advance.
Except Luciferno and Volcano, they aint winning.

CMLL (TUE) 05/21/2019 Arena Mxico
1) Leono & Sonic vs El Coyote & Grako
2) Halcn Suriano Jr., Magia Blanca, Oro Jr. vs Disturbio,
Hijo del Signo, Sangre Azteca
3) Star Jr. vs Sagrado [lightning]
4) Blue Panther, El Audaz, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Plvora,
Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Flyer, Krneo, Rey Cometa vs Hechicero, Mephisto, Rey
Bucanero
6) ngel de Oro, Atlantis, Niebla Roja vs La Bestia Del
Ring, Rush, Terrible [Relevos Increbles]

Main event is a rematch, heading likely to Niebla Roja vs
Terrible.

CMLL (TUE) 05/21/2019 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Magnum, Metatrn, Micro vs Capitn Cobra, Difunto,
Fnebre
2) Avispa Dorada, Lluvia, Sanely vs La Seductora, Reina
Isis, Tiffany
3) Drone, Fuego, Tritn vs Kawato San, Metlico, Olmpico
4) Mstico, Soberano Jr., Valiente vs Matt Taven, Shocker,
Vangellys
5) Carstico, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran
Guerrero, ltimo Guerrero

Main event rematch here too.

Matt Taven for real this time? Or quietly removed in a
couple of days? He should be advertised tonight for next
Friday if hes really coming in because theres no way hes
coming in just for a Tuesday Guadalajara appearance.

AAA TV (SAT) 06/15/2019 Plaza de Toros, Cancn, Quintana Roo
1) Faby Apache & Lady Shani vs Chik Tormenta & Keyra
2) Myzteziz Jr., Scarlett Bordeaux, Taya vs Daga, La Hiedra,
Tessa Blanchard
3) Laredo Kid & Puma King vs Sammy Guevara & Taurus and
Mamba & Mximo
4) Aerostar, Hijo Del Vikingo, La Parka vs Australian
Suicide, Chessman, Monsther Clown
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Pagano, Psycho Clown vs Killer Kross, Rey
Escorpin, Texano Jr.

This is not an exciting lineup. There are vague outlines of
feuds AAA might pursuee Aerostar & Monsther Clown are back
opposite each other again but nothing is going anywhere.
The third match looks the best.

Tessa seems to be a regular on AAA cards going forward.

Were still missing the 06/09 Monterrey card before this
one. KDNA has been teasing posting it any minute for
roughly the last 24 hours.

AAA TV (SUN) 06/16/2019 Poliforuma Zamna, Mrida, Yucatan
Verano de Escandalo, 2019
1) Keyra vs Lady Shani vs Chik Tormenta
2) Faby Apache vs Hijo del Tirantes
3) Mamba & Mximo vs Australian Suicide & Sammy Guevara
4) Laredo Kid & Taya vs Daga & Tessa Blanchard
5) Aerostar, Pagano, Puma King vs Chessman, Killer Kross,
Monsther Clown
6) Hijo Del Vikingo, La Parka, Myzteziz Jr. vs La Hiedra,
Rey Escorpin, Texano Jr.
7) Fnix & Pentagn Jr. vs Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson
[AAA TAG]
8) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Psycho Clown vs Blue Demon Jr. & Taurus

This is a low effort for a major card. Two matches of any
substance and a lot of people in random matches which dont
mean anything. This seemed like the show to move along the
Lady Maravilla & Nino Hamburguesa stuff, to do the trios
title match between Poder del Norte versus Jinete del Aires,
maybe even to follow up on Chik Tormenta title shot. The
Young Bucks are going to be of interest to people on the
internet mention them once on Twitter and just watch your
replies but Dorian Roldan just said last week how only
about 5% of their audience knows of them. Maybe Rey de Reyes
helps that number creep up a little bit. Its hard to
overall see what the draw is here outside of it being an AAA
show with a name.

AEWs Double or Nothing isnt going to be much affected by
AAA (possibly) giving away the finish of their tag title
match ahead of time or promoting how theyre going to run it
for free on Twitch about three weeks after AEW charges
people $50 to see it. The number of people who care about
both AEW and AAA are few in number, the people who want to
see Double or Nothing are likely watching it for something
beyond the match results, and the build to the match on
Being the Elite has most people expecting the Bucks to use a
new move to win the match. Still, Dorian Roldan did that
interview once again talking about how wrestling would be
better if everyone worked together and then his promotion
did something that subverted a group hes working with. Its
just rude.

All AAA had to do is leave off the text that says champions
and challengers. AAA still hasnt officially released the
card, they probably wont until Monday. A lot more people
will see it then than now. All AAA has to do is scrub that
text off. Will they do it? Doesnt seem like them. Always
happy to be proven wrong.

Long term question: if theyre doing the tag title match
here, does this mean the Bucks arent working TripleMania?
(I would expect the Lucha Brothers win the titles and maybe
even lose them to someone else to move on.) And what
happened to the Taurus/Cody thing?

Putting La Hiedra in trios matches because AAA ran out of
male Los Mercenarios matches is not really good for La
Hiedra. I guess Kross and Puma might still be? I guess Taya
and Tessa will be? I guess none of this matters because
itll be a different card by the time it happens anyway.

It is sort of amazing that AAA spends so much time on Faby
Apache versus Hijo del Tirantes but also sees it as a near
opener match on a show with nothing going on. It is very
AAA.























































































































































































































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