09/04-05 Lucha Times


AAA-US: part 1 of Verano de Escandalos, with both title matches and Metal (& Octagon) vs Electroshock (& Ultimo Gladiador)

52MX: Delta/Metro/Fuego vs Euforia/Nosferatu/Polvora, plus Charly/Olimpico/Psicosis vs AVerno/Negro/Bucanero

LATV: minis match plus grab bag trios this week?

GDL: Delta/Metro/Rush vs Euforia/Nosferatu/Loco Max. I’d guess the 52MX version will be better. Plus Averno/Lyger vs Dorada/Mistico as they set up next week’s singles match.


CMLL-MEX: Who knows. Televisa doesn’t even have listings for the weekend on their website right now.

AAA-MEX: from Arena Naucalpan; Dinamitas Juniors get their tag title match, Billy Boy & Decnnis get to be in the main event. Sort of.

C3: more build to Dorada/Negro Casas

Puebla: 90 minutes on Sunday, so maybe only three matches? Trios to building SOmbra/Volador.

Monterrey: even more Tony Rivera for you?

PdM: women’s tag match + Angel/Hijo de Rey/Hijo de Park vs Bestia, Warrior, TJP?


CMLL-TFN: Terrible/Mascara, Peste Negra vs Panther/Garza/Toscano, and Lyger/No Limit vs Atlatnis/Warrior/UG

09/16 Perros del Mal lineup (DF) – Perros vs AAA vs ex-WWE

Original Lineup 08/30

PdM (THU) 09/16 Sala de Armas de la Magdalena Mihuca
1) Konamy vs Ragde
2) Celestial & Miss Jackie vs Jennifer Blake & Mini Chessman
3) el Ángel, Pesadilla, Súper Nova vs Aerostar, Pimpinela Escarlata, Súper Fly
4) Bestia 666 & X-Fly vs Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans
5) Halloween & Super Crazy vs Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin
6) Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Marco Corleone vs Booker T, Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías

Lineup via Espaldas Planas. They credit the Perros del Mal facebook, which is only teasing this lineup later.

Taped? Maybe? Who can say?

This card! September is clearly going to set the bar in so many ways. I don’t know if this card is going to be good, but I’m pretty sure it’s great.

I’d switch Halloween and Damian for match quality – Damian seemed a better bet to keep up of late – but that’s being done more in line of importance. I’d also switch X-Fly and Ragde or Konamy but how dare I disrespect the heavyweight champion like that.

Miss Jackie is almost certainty Jackie Gayda, Charlie Haas’ wife, but I don’t rule out anything with this group.

Nice to see the guys who aren’t on AAA TV getting to be on a show at all.

Update 09/01

This didn’t take long. Or maybe we should’ve just waited for the official poster all along. (Though, a lot of sites had the exact same ‘wrong’ lineup.)

PdM (THU) 09/16 Sala de Armas de la Magdalena Mihuca
0) TBA (hello Turbo)
1) Konamy vs el Ángel
2) Celestial & Miss Jackie vs Jennifer Blake & Mini Chessman
3) Bestia 666, Pesadilla, Ragde vs Aerostar, Pimpinela Escarlata, Súper Fly
4) Hernandez, Super Crazy, X-Fly vs Charlie Haas, Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans
5) Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween vs Booker T, Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías

Out: Marco, Shelton, Super Nova (hmmmmm)
In: Hernandez

Semimain might be a crazy styles clash or it might just be crazy. Everything is now Perros (and allies) vs the World, which makes a bit more thematic sense.

Volador beats Sombra, GDL, Dorada/Casas, LLUSA, ratings

CMLL (MON) 08/30 Arena Puebla [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Fuerza Chicana & Sauron b King Jaguar & Stigma
2) Durango Kid, Puma King, Raziel, Scorpion b Asturiano, Black Tiger, Centella de Oro, Lestat [cibernetico]
3) Delta, Diamante, Rush b Dr. X, Hooligan, Nitro
4) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Místico b Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila, Psicosis
5) Volador Jr. b La Sombra [MEX LH]

Volador pulled Sombra’s mask and rolled him up to retain the title. Pictures make this look like the standard CMLL singles match. No details on the cibernetico.

CMLL (TUE) 08/31 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Javier Cruz Jr. b Quca
2) Idolo & Samurai b Acertijo & León Blanco
3) Leo b Rey Trueno
4) Gallo, Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro DQ Ephesto, Euforia, Vangelis
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Valiente b Atlantis, Averno, Dragón Rojo Jr.

Tecnicos took the main event clean.

Semimain came down to Gallo and Ephesto in the ring, and Ephesto just fouled Gallo for the DQ.

CMLL (TUE) 08/31 Arena Mexico [Fuego en el Ring, @cmllmagazine]
1) Camorra & Inquisidor b Camaleón & Robin
2) Pequeno Maximo, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
3) Fuego, Leono, Metro DQ Cancerbero, Nosferatu, Virus
4) Shigeo Okumura, Terrible, Texano b Ángel de Oro, Sagrado, Toscano
5) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Místico b Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero

Mascara Dorada pinned Negro Casas with his own cradle to take the win. Dorada and Negro have been feuding, and this win led to Dorada challenging Negro for the CMLL Weltwerweight championship. Negro accepted, and Dorada will challenge for a four simultaneous championship next Tuesday. (This takes Negro out of the rudos cibernetico next week. Probably stands a better chance in the title match.)

Steve Ship of Lucha Libre USA told PWInsider (note: link goes elsewhere) that they always planned to run seasons, that they contract they signed was for 52 weeks but they never said it was for 52 consecutive weeks and they’re sure they will return. The plan may have been to runs seasons all along, but even a dense person can see the plan wasn’t to schedule two more TV tapings after they’ve stopped taping for the season. The article again mentions the plan to put video of the Charlotte show (still no results) and the upcoming Corpus Christi show on the website. The season has been done since Saturday, and they haven’t even mentioned that on their Twitter accounts, so I wouldn’t hold my breath for video.

Though video of the Season Final is up. Also, this week’s Ras de Lona.


  • CMLL 3.3 (down 0.8)
  • AAA 4.3 (down 0.5)
  • Masked Warriors: 0.05 (45,000 viewers) – on one hand, that’s nearly what they were doing on Saturday. On the other, it’s got to be close to the baseline people who would have MTV2 on if was just airing a test pattern (or a music video)

AAA’s added a taping on 09/14 in Mexico State. They were running a week short of TV on their old schedule (09/05 and 09/19), and probably have only one more taping to announced before Heroes Inmortales.

SuperLuchas says Alex Koslov will be starting with FCW in October, not the next year as Dorian Roldan had said.

Today in people who don’t want to lose their mask: Histeria. Interestingly, he suggest he’ll retire if he loses his mask in the cage match (which makes me reduce his chances.)

In half forgotten storylines, Tiger Kid and Puma King explain to Fuego en el Ring that their dad made them continue to team with each other after Tiger turned on Puma back on Infierno en el Ring. Puma is still not happy with Tiger.

Estrellas del Ring has an interview with Campesino del Valle and to Dick Angelo about his promotion.

The original Black Metal is wrestling in Mexicali this Sunday.

A new promoter is taking over running Arena Coliseo Monterrey, and bringing in the WWE fakes from the area. From when we’ve seen them before, I believe Tim identified fake Big Show as Neurosis and fake Rey Misterio as Quinto Misterio, but we haven’t seen the fake Jeff Hardy and John Cena yet.

There’s a weekly Santo film festival in Minneapolis, starting this Saturday and running thru the first weekend of October.

Heroes del Ring bio: Laredo Kid.


CMLL (MON) 09/06 Arena Puebla
1) Blue Center & Tigre Rojo vs Akron & Siki Osama
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Fantasy vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia
3) Delta, Fabián el Gitano, Leono vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Nosferatu
4) Blue Panther, Sagrado, Toscano vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso II
5) Máscara Dorada, Místico, Shocker vs Héctor Garza, Jushin Lyger, Mr. Águila

Thought the Anniversary show might be the end of Lyger for now, since NJPW is starting another tour this week, but he’s still around another week. Pequeno Olimpico on the rudo side? Hmmmm.

CMLL (TUE) 09/07 Arena Mexico
1) Rayo Tapatío II & Robin vs Disturbio & Zayco
2) Goya Kong, Luna Mágica, Marcela vs Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Seuxis
3) Felino vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano, Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila, Último Guerrero, Atlantis, Shigeo Okumura, Jushin Lyger, Averno, Mephisto, Sangre Azteca, Dragón Rojo Jr., Volador Jr., Mr. Niebla [Copa Bicentenario]
4) Máscara Dorada vs Negro Casas [CMLL WELTER]

16 man cibernetico. That’ll be interesting. All of the guys suspected of losing their mask in the cage match are not in this cibernetico, except Mr. Niebla.

luchablog chat: CMLL Anniversary show, this Friday

Of course. Chat starts at 8:15pm central, CMLL Anniversary show starts at 8:30, cage match starts sometime after 10.

I’ll have the relevant results on here and on twitter, but come join the chat on Friday. We’ll be talking about the CMLL results, puzzling together the card for the next AAA show, arguing about whatever Konnan just said to send the internet into a fury, and maybe discuss the end of seasons. I may bake some cookies. It’ll be the usual.

I have the strong suspicion September is going to be a very interesting month. This’ll be a fun way to start it.