Saturday, August 8, 2020

CMLL Day Of The Dead Show To Be On Internet PPV

CMLL, the world’s oldest wrestling promotion, is often considered to be behind the times or overly conservative behind the scenes.  One way that’s often cited is how they keep doing two out of three falls matches even though the first two falls are rushed afterthoughts. The promotion owns its major arenas, like the core Arena Mexico and Arena Coliseo venues in Mexico City, so it’s near-impossible for them to run at a loss. It has been alleged leads to complacency.

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That said, they’ve been relatively ahead of the curve when it comes to live streaming. Their major weekly shows have been streaming live in some form for a couple years on Mexican sports sites like Terra and then Claro Sports. Now, Kris Zellner is reporting in The Lucha Report is reporting that, like last month’s anniversary show, next week’s Day of the Dead show (Friday 10/30) will be an internet pay-per-view outside Mexico at CMLL.Cleeng.com. The price is just $5 U.S Update: They’ve raised it to $6.

For a bit of a CMLL/lucha libre introduction, check out the guide I wrote before the anniversary show. If you want a Monday Night Raw alternative, they stream shows from Arena Puebla live every Monday night at 10:00 p.m. ET on their YouTube channel.

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