A pretty quick turnaround for this little slice of history from a fortnight ago, as it represents the first time a one-on-one match between two women has headlined a CMLL lucha card in Arena Mexico in the 50+ year history of wrestling in the building. Buoyed by the surprisingly good turnout for the recent 10 woman cage match (where the loser of the fall lost her mask or her hair), which headlined the Arena, CMLL World Women’s Champion Marcela and challenger Tiffany were selected to go and main event opposite AAA‘s TripleMania XX show elsewhere in Mexico City. It was a poisoned chalice, and consequently, the show didn’t draw particularly well, but Marcela and Tiffany ended up putting on a really dramatic and dynamic two-out-of-three falls match with a shaved head being the prize for the loser. Well worth a watch. (more…)
After seeing women successfully headline Arena Mexico for the first time in June (in a 10 woman escape-the-cage match), last night saw two luchadoras earn the right to main event Arena Mexico with the highest of stakes on the line – hair vs hair. At the end of the night, it was Tiffany who left bald after dropping the third and decisive fall to current CMLL World Women’s Champion Marcela. The 39 year old ruda had earlier refused a hair vs hair challenge from Marcela on more than one occasion (saying she wanted to hold out for a championship match), but CMLL went ahead and announced the match anyway, putting them in the main event – and putting them on the same night as AAA presented its TripleMania XX supershow elsewhere in Mexico City. (more…)
Several weeks ago, the luchadoras of CMLL competed in an Infierno en el Ring match – what’s that? A high stakes “escape the cage” match with ten competitors with the absolute biggest price to pay for the loser. Last one out loses their mask or their hair! The competitors for the match include tecnicas (babyfaces) Dark Angel (aka TNA‘s Sarita – not that you’d know), Estrellita, Goya Kong, Dalis La Caribena and CMLL World Womens Champion Marcela and rudas (heels) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany, La Seductora & Lady Apache.
Goya Kong and La Seductora (who are the only two women in the cage with masks) started the issue that directly built to the match several weeks prior, but the interconnected rivalries grew to include almost all the regular luchadoras. Estrellita has been one of the stronger pushed luchadoras, feuding with Amapola and Tiffany. Lady Apache has recently turned to the ruda side – and is feuding with Dark Angel, while Blanca is recently feuding with Dalis. The match is historic as it is the first time ever that a women’s match has headlined a major show in Arena Mexico… (more…)