Lucha Libre News: ¡Esto es Lucha! for 01/07/20

Welcome to ¡Esto es Lucha! for 01/07/20. The place to learn all about the different Promociones (promotions) of Lucha Libre! And this is the place to feel and know about Lucha Libre News and Culture in Mexico, Puerto Rico and Chile. 

This weekend, you’ll have in this post about CMLL and IWRG. This time in Esto es Lucha, we will know about some events and luchadors about these promotions. We’ll talk about the main events of week and news about these promotions, so, let’s go to the latino world wrestling.

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The new year has started and CMLL had the first event called Sin Piedad, 1st January, this event is celebrating every year and CMLL gives us great rivalries in the card. In this case, how I announced in the last post, we had three great matches that they were awesome.

The first was Principe Diamante vs Espiritu Negro in Mask match. The first and second falls were with a regular match, they were studying their opponent and they got one fall for each one. But, the last fall was intensive and they knew to give their all talent and heart in the ring. Both tore their masks and they were fighting with all their souls. In the end, Principe defeated Espiritu via submission. That night, we knew the man who gives life to Espiritu Negro, he is Juan Manuel González, he’s 38 years old and he has 20 years in this business. Great moment and a great match.

Another main match was for CMLL Tag Team Championships where the champs Caristico and Mistico gave the opportunity to two members of NGD who are Cuatrero and Forastero. This match was amazing, two teams who showed that the new generation of CMLL is in great hands. Both teams give all their arsenal to gain these historic championships. But, the last fall was intensive, the crowd was divide but I think more of them were supporting NGD. NGD attempted with serial punishments but they were surprised with double Misticas. Caristico and Mistico retained the championships and we hope that they have another match for the gold.

The main event was a Hair match between Dulce Gardenia and Kawato San. Another rivalry who was increased in the last months of 2019, the moment and the date come. Both got one fall via submission where Kawato was the first one to take advantage but the next fall Gardenia did everything to draw the match. And last fall Kawato showed his aerial abilities and great moves, for a moment, the crowd thought that the match will be for Kawato, but in the lasts moments of the match, Gardenia with some dives, a great suplex from the top of the corner and Gardenia defeated Kawato via La Campana.

Great match and a great moment for Gardenia who started the year with the hair’s Kawato on his hands and his trophy showcase.

Also, CMLL presented the first Friday event of the year at Arena Mexico, which was Viernes Espectacular VIP. Where the most excited was face to face between Bandido and Cuatrero. But, Let go to check the most relevant of the night.

The first battle or Rookies match was between Super Astro Jr and Sonic against El Coyote and Drako.

The cathedral of Lucha Libre was supporting Rudos at this time. Both teams have shown their great evolution in the ring. Where the first fall was to Drako and Coyote via submission and the second one Super Astro applied a submission to defeat Coyote and Sonic pinned Drako. The last fall started with good moves for the tecnicos but the fall was to Drako and Coyote. Drako applied Super Codazo to Astro and Coyote applied Suplex from the top of the corner to Sonic and that was enough to get the victory. These elements had a great year and we hope that this 2020 raises a lot. 

The semi-final match in Single match between Bandido and Cuatrero, the last Friday Bandido asked this opportunity. This time the crowd was divide to support these luchadors. Since Bandido had the presentation at Arena Mexico, he has been the most wanted by NGD and Ultimo Guerrero. Now, Cuatrero was who wants to know his talent and skills. The first fall started slow with llaveo and contr llaveo, but Bandido used his speed and he surprised hi with Crucifix driver to get the first fall, the fall was short. Cuatrero learned about the first fall and the second one, he started to punish Bandido with strikes and kicks. Bandido had a reaction but the crowd started to hoot at him.

In the end, Cuatrero took off the mask to Bandido. Bandido gained the victory in two falls continues. The match was well but the crowd in the last fall was jeered to them.

The main event is between Caristico, Angel de Oro, and Niebla Roja against Los Guerreros Laguneros (Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero, and Euforia). Los Guerreros started to get an advantage with the first fall when the thirds one applied Gory Special to the Tecnicos but in the next fall, Los Hermanos Chavez applied a Moonsault and Somersault to Gran Guerrero and Euforia. And Caristico defeated Ultimo Guerrero with La Mistica. The last fall and the match had great speed and great sequences of all.

Ultimo and Gran Guerrero gave us a great combination of Las Suasticas Laguneros to defeated Niebla Roja and Angel de Oro. Los Guerrero gained the match.

This Friday CMLL will present the main event between Mistico, Volador Jr, and Diamante Azul vs El Terrible, Gran Guerrero, and Shocker. PWP will have all the details about this Viernes Espectacular.

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In our latest, ¡Esto es Lucha! news, IWRG had a great event on the 5th of January, it was called Función Día de Reyes where the main event or Lucha Estelar was Puma King, Fuerza Guerrera NG, and Septimo Dragon against Dragon Bane, Hijo de Canis Lupus, and Demonio Infernal.

The match started with all the luchadors gave gifts to the children because, in Mexico 6th January, we celebrate de Dia de Reyes or the Magi who visited Jesus. So, this day is similar to Christmas day when the children received gifts.

The match had great speed but the great combination of Bane, Canis, and Demonio made that they controlled and dominated the match for some space. But Puma, Fuerza, and Septimo had a reaction with triple Tope and they started to punish their rivals. The match would need to define by Guerrera and Demonio because Canius applied somersault to Puma and Bane with a great Moonsault controlled to Septimo. Fuerza Guerrera endured all and he applied Crucifix driver to get the victory. Great match with these tremendous luchadors.

IWRG has announced that Dragon Gate’s star Shun Skywalker will be in Mexican territory by 6 months and this is an example of the interchanges with Japanese companies. The last month IWRG cooperates with NOAH when Dragon Bane and Hijo de Canis Lupus had some shows with this company. Now, the Mexican crowd will be able to see this great luchador. Also, Shun had participated with DTU in some events. Now, his magic and aerial moves, we can see it at Arena Naucalpan.

Thanks for reading us and check us out next week as we continue to share all about wrestling in Mexico, Chile and Puerto Rico here on ¡Esto es Lucha! Lucha Libre news!