07/17-18 Lucha Times


AAA-MEX: The Sunday re-run is back, just in time for the Mesias/Wagner rematch, and the Teddy/Jack match. See Billy go bye, at least for a couple weeks.

52MX: Angels vs Tuareg, Garza/Shocker/Toscano vs Niebla/Negro/UG.

LATV: I just spent an hour putting together the LATV episodes from the last four weeks, just in case there was a secret pattern to the reruns. Nope.

CMLL: Top 3, of course. We should know who’s in the cage by this point, and six unmasked guys in the tercera seem to be a pretty flashing beacon.

AAA-MEX: Wagner vs Parka/Mesias, Sugi’s debut, Charly/Jack vs Chessman/Teddy

FOX: Mascara/Sombra/Valiente vs Warrior/Metal/Okumura, plus Flash/Metro/Stuka vs Euforia/Nosferatu/Vangelis

C3: CMLL Trios, and Mini Nitro’s debut.

Puebla: Mephisto vs Mistico. Definitely airing the semimain, since they’re apparently doing a UG/Garza title match. I’m guessing no Fabian/Metro tag team.

ACM: one last week without AAA.

CMLL FSE #147 (05/30)

I had half of these teasers done, and I can’t find them anymore. Maybe I shouldn’t wait two months to do these? Perhaps.

taped 05/24, from – I don’t remember form, but it wasn’t until I went to link to the video until I remembered I watched it someone else’s YouTube. It’s been a while.

Guerreros vs Hijo del Avernos seems irrelevant at the moment, so let’s wonder about the opener. The Tuareg and a loose tecnico platoon of the Angels and the Ex-Air Force have been battling so often, they’d be dumb not to take advantage of it somehow. I don’t think they’re doing it with a plan to turn it into something, it’s more a simple quirk of the half (or more) of the regular segunda rudos being in the Tuareg, so any tecnicos on that level are going to usually be facing one combo or another. This is probably good for the kids – this match on this show was a bit spotty, but they’ve gotten better by familiarity. CMLL’s way scaled back on the minor hair and mask feuds this year, but it’s tough bad they can’t get the Arena Coliseo tag team belts involved.

CMLL Minis Cibernetico on Sunday (non-TV?)

Remember that extra show Ovaciones mentioned for this weekend? Hadn’t heard anything about it till I was scanning their website, and there’s an article about it that I didn’t see in the paper proper this morning. They’ve got a very partial card:

CMLL Herdez Del Fuerte (SUN) 07/19 Arena Mexico
1) Mascarita Dorada vs Pierrothito, Bam Bam, Pequeño Damián 666, Shockercito, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Warrior, Tzuki, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Olímpico, Eléctrico, ? [copa Herdez Del Fuerte]
2) Lady Apache & Marcela vs Amapola & Hiroka
3) ?, ??, ??? vs ????, ?????, ??????
4) ?, ??, ??? vs ????, ?????, ??????
5) ?, ??, ??? vs ????, ?????, ??????

Told you, it’s missing a bit (and card order isn’t right.) Ovaciones also seem to miss a rudo .

This is a show by/for Herdez Del Fuerte, a food company. CMLL normally would be taping regular TV in Arena Coliseo (and perhaps this explains why they didn’t bother with a big main event for that show), so this will probably not be taped. Last year’s Record show did make TV, but was all clipped up, so not a lot of hope here. It’d be nice to be surprised, because that’ll surely be a fun cibernetico.