07/27-07/29 Lucha Times

Lucha Times

FSE: Lots of stuff going on here.

The Saturday show is at midnight eastern, but it should continue picking up the episodes that weren’t aired in the US. This means a trios rematch to set up next week’s Dos/Universo title match. FSE has scheduled a same week repeat (!) on Monday at 5 PM Eastern.

On Monday at 8 (and replayed again on Friday at the same time), a documentary called “La Pasion de la lucha libre” is scheduled to air. I would presume this is a reair from Mexico, but I’m not sure which one this is. It’s not the 12 matches which aired before.

On Friday, starting at 11:30p EST, there are two repeats of lucha scheduled. I’m not sure how true the descriptions are, so this’ll get updated next week, but it looks like a couple of mid May shows replayed (including the Takayama/Suzuki match which Killed Puroresu In Mexico!!!!)

CAN52: I went back and forth on whether the Rey/Atlantis match will make it on this show or the FSE one. It became easier when I recalled FSE is the only show that’s mentioned Rey’s Anniversary Show. So, instead, women’s match and Villanos vs Wagner. Clips of the Mini Damian/Bam Bam match should turn up here.

AAAUS: Monterrey taping! I was not as high on the main event angle as other people, but you should watch for yourself. Is someone YouTubing all the Alfa vignettes?

CMLLMEX: The Coliseo segunda is another women’s trio, so if they’re airing those again on this show, does that mean we’re headed to Amapola/Marcela as the 4th match on a 6 match card next month? (Maybe as soon as next week?) It can’t be happening at Coliseo, because it’d be higher up and be on some other show. Televisa’s TV Grid is very strange and hard to read, but I think this is a 2:45 long show.

AAAMEX: Back to three hours. More of TripleMania XV. It’d be technically hard to air less of TripleMania XV. What did I win for guessing correctly TripleMania would be two shows?

Site Notes: Roster pages, September, MT4

* I’ve updated the CMLL, AAA and IWRG roster. Corrections, suggestions, additions and pointers to missing pictures are always appreciated.

I’m ditching the old title pages that used to go with these rosters – titles are still listed, but the wiki is much better for listing the titles for a promotion (and much more often updated, since it’s not just up to me.)

I added JAPAN and US (and Canada) pages to move all the guys who show up twice and never again off the Other page, so that’ll be primary Mexican indy guys. I’m not sure I’ve actually achieved this, but I like the concept.

* Are people actually using the Roster? Or anything besides the general events page?

* Speaking off: so the reason I’m going thru everything and making links of September dates is actually a solution to another problem…

What are all the CMLL Anniversary Main Events? Figuring out all the TripleManias isn’t hard, because they’re more recent and well documented. CMLL’s posted a list going back to the mid 60s (anniversary, not year) on their site from time to time, but then that’s still 60 years of The Biggest Match Of The Year (TM) that go unlisted.

It occurred to me that those matches are listed in the luchawiki. They’re not collated in a list, but they’re mentioned in a biography or as the date someone lost their mask or a title change. It’s just a matter of pulling it together.

To get a complete list of anniversary matches – which are usually in the last 10 days of September – I need to look thru everything to find events in September. And while I’m looking thru events in September, instead of making some list elsewhere, I might as well take advantage of the wiki and list everything there. So, we’re ending up with pages of Births, Debuts, Deaths, Stips Matches, Other Events, and eventually I’ll work title matches on there as well (I figure I need a new template for that.)

I’m maybe 1/5 the way thru and I’ve got maybe 5 ideas on how better to do this, but I think I’m making some progress. And this is completely insane, that too.

* We’re still a couple weeks away from getting a fix to the luchawiki RSS feed, I think. This one’s not my fault and I don’t have a fix. Then again, you may be better of not reading 500 updates about September 3rd at this point.

* I’ve tried to download the beta of Movable Type 4 a couple of times and their server has been down. Dunno what the deal is, but eventually I’ll get it, and eventually I’ll upgrade the code here. What that means to you is, at some point, this blog will be down for a couple hours, and then it’ll be up but things may not work exactly like they used to.

I believe it’s going to destroy the code I hacked in to do my dual blog article feed, but it’s supposed to integrate stuff over multiple blogs, so maybe there will be a better solution. What I expect is there will be some nice improvements in the stuff I see/use, and things will be broken in new ways with stuff y’all see and use. Hopefully I’m wrong and everything is awesome.

07/25: Coliseo

CMLL (TUE) 07/24 Arena Coliseo [ova]
1) Pólvora & Zayco b Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II
2) Arkangel de la Muerte & Dr. X b Flash & Metálico
3) Lady Apache, Marcela, Sahori b Amapola, Hiroka, Medussa
4) Euforia, Nosferatu, Satánico b La Máscara, La Sombra, Neutrón
5) Bam Bam b Pequeño Damian 666 [hair]
6) Atlantis, Olímpico, Último Guerrero b Alex Koslov, Dos Caras Jr., Volador Jr.

Hair match was said to go 25 minutes. El Halcon has post-match Mini Damian.

El Mensajero has a recap of the FMLL show of 10 days ago.