01/09-11 Lucha Times

box. Switched some colors around, added IWRG on TVC Deportes. Because, why not. IWRG is on my good side at the moment.

AAA: Part 2 of Guerra de Titanes. Listed as 2h30m show, despite seemingly only having 3 matches. According to the listings on Galavision’s site, it’s a 3h30m show on Sunday. That can’t be right; the Geneva convention expressly forbids such acts.

52MX: Felino/Dorada, which I’ll gladly trade instead of seeing Shocker/Niebla a couple weeks ago. I’ve got the segunda listed for this one, but that may be wrong. Check down on the FOX blurb.

IWRG on TF: assuming they’re out of the best ofs, this’ll have a all second generation semimain and a grab bag main evnet.


CMLL: Best of. They weren’t too specific about what they meant by that, and I’m scared to read minds.

AAA: Didn’t hear anything about this show last week, but I presume it was Best of. This should be week 2 of that.

CMLL-FOX: Three weeks after this site redesign, they finally got the TV listings back on the TV network’s site. There’s still something missing – there’s no Lucha Libre listed for this weekend. It’s on next week’s schedule (a rerun on Monday, a new show on Sunday), but I guess it’s just bumped this week? Maybe that’ll mean 52MX ends up with the top 2 matches, but it’s no sure thing.

C3: Dia de Reyes should make for a good crowd, and Mistico/Porky in the main event should give them the match they want to see (or at least CMLL thinks they want to see.) Semimain is finals of the trios tournament.

Monterrey: Furor/Voltaje, a match so bad, they had to do the rematch.

IWRG-TVC: Not sure about the lag here – top 2 from tomorrow’s show, maybe?

01/17 AAA TV Taping (Ecatpec)

AAA TV (SUN) 01/17 Centro Civico de Ecatepec
1) La Parkita, Mini Charly Manson, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis
2) Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz vs Amnesia, Black Abyss, Histeria, Psicosis III
3) Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans vs Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
4) Crazy Boy, La Parka Jr., Laredo Kid vs Electroshock, Silver King, Último Gladiador
5) Cibernético, Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Chessman, Kenzo Suzuki, Konnan, Zorro

Last 2 tapings here: 06/17/09 (Konnan gets indefinitely suspended), 02/15/09 (Charly Manson’s return). I believe this is also where the Perros ran their last TV taping, though I may be confusing two buildings.

2010 TV Taping Chart
Projected Air Date (#922)
Mexico: 01/24 – this fits perfectly with the 2 Best Of shows I’d be guessing at.
US: 02/01

Main event is interesting – this is clearly a match the Psycho Circus could lose to end the streak. On the other hand, Cibernetico was being built as a near unstoppable monster, coming back on 2-1, 3-1, 5-1 and 7-1 numbers. The only thing that could stop Cibernetico was white powder. (…) As long as the clowns can keep an eye on Rain, they should be all good here.

Laredo in the semimain event would be interesting if it wasn’t so clear he was there to be killed by the rudos.

Tercera took place on the last card of last year. It sounded like the Hermanidad were pretty dominant, so it’s a surprise to see it here. Probably nothing better to do.

Should Ozz & crew just be happy to get on TV? Only this and the opener actually look like matches I’d like to see, and this one only counts because I have no idea about the new Vipers yet and I have misplaced hope for good Dark Family matches.

Divina’s injury opens up a spot for a mini tecnico, assuming AAA runs many mini trios. The current Mascarita Sagrada is OK at best. Parkita (III) gets a shot here, but he’s no great shakes either. You know who they could use? Atomic Boy!

top 6 stories of the last 2 weeks

BY DEMAND. It’s been a horrible slow two weeks (and month)

1) USA Today wrote an article about the WWE’s affect on Lucha Libre’s popularity. A lot of what’s been discussed before, and still some stuff that’s not discussed at all.

2) WON says AAA is getting rid of it’s writers. No one’s quite sure what they did. Judging from when we were told they came in and when they left, maybe they were responsible for the Sexi Star/Fabi Apache storyline? It’s unclear.

3) CMLL airs the 76th Anniversary show, after 4 months. It was eh. The Volador match should not have aired at all. Crowd sounded dead after Liger pinned UG – that match had it’s moments, but it felt like the wrong finish for the night. Main event was weighed down by Negro Casas doing everything in his power to make sure he was the one who was booed and Mistico was cheered that it didn’t make for an interesting match.

(While we’re at it – quick summary of GdT, part 1: I was happy with the minis, but everything else was bad to horrible.)

4) In Chipas, the box y lucha commission tried to stop Silver King from wrestling with his mask, but the AAA wrestlers turned the crowd against them. Outside of DF, this is the first time a commission has acted against Silver King.

5) Averno & Ultimo Guerrero failed to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles. Averno offered to face Tiger Mask IV next, while Ultimo Guerrero pointed out he still has three belts anyway. HOORAY.

6) Texano & Terrible will challenge No Limit for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Titles in February. And I need to get the link to the No Limit/Terrible & Texano match on YouTube, because no one in Japan knows this team.

Other stuff:

– Mini Cibernetico stabbed two people. One was his mistress, one was someone he thought his mistress might be cheating with
– Rey Bucanero and Mistico are feuding in Puebla, to set up a title match
– Oficials retained the IWRG IC Trios titles
– La Comadnate become Texano & Terrible’s manager. No one knows why.
– Mascara Dorada beat Felino in a singles match CMLL didn’t get around to promoting.
– Canek won a father/son match in IWRG
– CMLL opening match wrestler Camorra got hurt. CMLL did a better job of mentioning this than Dorada/Felino
– EAW ran a show! It may air!
– Everyone (but me) looks back at 2009
– I got fooled by Dia de Innocentes. As usual.

IWRG tournament, Mex Trios title match, GDL

IWRG (FRI) 01/01 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Avisman & Flama Infernal b Eragon & Volaris
2) Guizmo & Ultramán Jr. b Keshin Black & Veneno [quarterfinal]
3) Dr. Cerebro & Hijo del Signo b Imperial & Rocket [quarterfinal]
4) Chico Che & Dinamic Black b Alan Extreme & Black Terry [quarterfinal]
5) Comando Negro & Oficial 911 b Bushi & Guerrero 2000 [quarterfinal]
6) Fantasma de la Ópera & Gringo Loco b Trauma I & Trauma II
7) Dr. Cerebro & Hijo del Signo b Guizmo & Ultramán Jr. [semifinal]
8) Comando Negro & Oficial 911 b Chico Che & Dinamic Black [semifinal]
9) Dr. Cerebro & Hijo del Signo b Comando Negro & Oficial 911 [final]

(Black Terry Jr. has video of this show on his YouTube channel.)

Veteran/Rookie tournament. Dr. Cerebro replaced Cerebro Negro, which makes sense. Rocket replaced Freelance, which does not quite make sense.  Cerebro & Signo are the winners; no word on a specific prize.

During the show, IWRG gave out awards were given to some wrestlers in Black Terry Jr.’s wrestling class: Gringo Loco, Flama Infernal, Hijo del Signo, and Black Terry. Hooray!

There’s a lot of shows today taking advantage of Dia de Reyes, and CMLL’s Arena Coliseo show is probably the biggest. Kind of a surprise that they’re moving a special show out of Arena Mexico, since it always goes the other way. The big match on the show is the final of the Mexican Trios Tournament.

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This poll scares me.

On Monday, Ovaciones explains this tournament was taking place because the titles had not been defended for 90 days. Other titles that should be vacated by that standard:

  • CMLL World Minis Championship: Bam Bam (no known defenses since 12/19/2008)
  • CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship: Epehsto (no known defenses – AT ALL. Won it on 05/26/09)
  • CMLL World Heavyweight Championship: Ultimo Guerrero (no known defenses since 09/25/2009)
  • CMLL World Trios Championship: Hector Garza, La Mascara, Hijo del Fantasma (no known defenses since 09/16/09)
  • NWA World Welterweight Championship: Mephisto (no known defenses since 07/13/09)
  • Mexican National Lightweight Championship: Pierrothito (no known defenses since 09/25/09)

A lot of tournaments coming up! (Someone smarted up, because that reason is not mentioned today.)

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at Mil Mascaras, athlete of the year 1977.

Estrella del Ring has interviews with Arena San Juan wrestlers Nino de Ebano, Caricia, Colombiano & Miserable.

In this link, Intocable hits on random Mexican singer, describes himself in bed. I am sorry I’m including that link.

El Hijo del Santo says PERHAPS this will be the year he and Blue Demon Jr. face off in a mask match. Or maybe they’ll team. Or maybe they’ll do neither of these things.

CMLL (SUN) 01/10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino vs Katana
2) Magnum & Samurai vs Acertijo & Exterminador
3) Gallo & Neutrón vs Malefico & Mr. Trueno
4) Dalis la Caribeña, Lluvia, Star Fire vs La Comandante, Magnifica, Princesa Sujei
5) Brazo de Plata, La Sombra, Toscano vs Terrible, Texano, Vangelis

That’s going to be a rough semifinal.

CMLL (TUE) 01/12 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Relampago & Virgo vs Meteoro & Thunder Boy
2) Angelo & Metatrón vs Asesino Negro & Drago
3) Hierro & Palacio Negro vs Ángel del Mal & Rey Trueno
4) Máscara Dorada & Máximo vs Ephesto & Euforia
5) Blue Panther & Brazo de Plata vs Terrible & Texano

Feels like nothing going on here (too.)

No 6 top stories of the last 2 weeks today. There hasn’t really been any.

I’ll be on Figure Four Daily later today.