01/15-16 Lucha Times


AAA: part 2 of best of

LATV: rerurns

52MX: a very rare Rayo Tapatios match (first non-tournament match on a GdR show, first time as a team on a show since 2008) + the finals of the trios tournament. The Saturday afternoon airing of this show seems to have gone missing; it’s still on Sunday morning.

Teleformula: if they’re back to airing the usual stuff, this week is the Mistico vs Mephisto singles.


CMLL-MEX: back to new stuff, including Mephisto vs Fantasma and Mistico/Maximo/Porky vs Pesta Negra in certain hilarity.

AAA: Part 4 and final of YiR.

CMLL-FOX: Guerrerso vs Panther, Sombra, Mistico

C3: La Mascara vs Psicosis + Hombre Bala’s debut.

CMLL-GDL: bonus match is Truenos vs Cats.

Puebla: listed as only an hour, so Mistico/Negro and the semimian.

Multimedios: back to the main event from this past Sunday? Or maybe the Medico/Chica singles match?

IWRG: back on Thursday this past week, so whatever happens tonight.


CMLL-TFN: onto reruns

Mascara defeats Psicosis, Cats vs Thunder, Dos Leyendas

CMLL (TUE) 01/11 Arena Mexico
***Fan Appreciation Show (January, Tuesday)***
1) Bengala & Camaleón b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Dr. X, Durango Kid, Hooligan b Ángel Azteca Jr., Hombre Bala Jr., Metálico
3) Dalys la Caribeña, Luna Mágica, Marcela b Amapola, La Seductora, Mima Shimoda
4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Místico DQ Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Último Guerrero
5) La Máscara b Psicosis

El Hombre de Campana won with another one, then challenged him to mask vs mask match.

Ultimo Guerrero fouled Misitco in the second fall (straight fall loss), then the Guerreros ripped up his mask. Hijo de Fantasma replaced Mascara Dorada, who’s probably still hurt and getting a little extra time off.

Marcela and Luna beat Amapola and Mima to take their match.

Angel Azteca Jr. replaced Guerrero Maya Jr. Still sort of surprises me that Bala is a tecnico. It’s a rudo family.

CMLL (TUE) 01/11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Acertijo b El Divino
2) Molotov & Sensei b Malefico & Ráfaga
3) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Puma King & Tiger Kid
4) Shigeo Okumura, Virus, Yoshihashi b Black Metal, Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro
5) Máximo, Rush, Toscano DQ Héctor Garza, Texano Jr., Volador Jr.

Volador blasted Rush with a foul to get the DQ.

The tecnico kids stood up to the rudos in the semimain, but still got put down. Virus beat Palacio Negro, Okumura suplexed Metal Blanco.

Puma & Tiger have been undefeated as a team on Sunday shows, but took a loss to another pair of brothers on their Tuesday debut. Cats demanded a rematch.

No Maya here either. Molotov took his place. We still haven’t seen Maya since he was sidelined with hepatitis.  Sensei and Malefico may be feuding.

Samurai was back as ref on this show.

We knew Nitro had won Galactico (San Luis Potosi)’s mask in mid December, but this post reveals Nitro also won the mask of “Power” in Siero de la Nacion, Mexico State on New Year’s Day. Not much of a win when it takes 10 days for anyone to notice, but a win’s a win.

CMLL PR also hypes these possible Dos Leyendas apuesta matches:
– Psicosis vs La Mascara
– Sombra vs Volador
– Dragon Rojo vs Mistico
– Hijo del Fantasma vs Mephisto

First one or last seem more likely, if it’s even on the list.

In Monterrey, Rey Vagabundo lost his mask to Pegasso, but it’s not the Pegasso from AAA & CMLL.

Lucha Libre USA wrestlers are scheduled to appear at the “largest matanza (pig roast) in the world” in Albuquerque on 01/29.



IWRG (THU) 01/13 Arena Naucalpan
1) Héros & Mascarita de Oro vs Epidemia & Imposible
2) Eragon & Flama Infernal vs Carta Brava Jr. & Guerrero 2000
3) Alan Extreme vs Black Terry, Chico Che, Hammer, El Hijo del Diablo, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Keshin Black, Muerte Infernal [cibernetico]
4) Comando Negro vs Dinamic Black, Eterno, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Multifacetico, Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Veneno [cibernetico]

Forgot to post this one.

indy (FRI) 01/14 Auditorio de Tijuana
1) Animaniac & Shamu vs Spark & Super Mofles
2) Hades, Maquiavelico, Profeta vs Cincio, Viento, Zarco
3) Arandú, Star Boy, TJ Boy vs Angel Metalico, Camaleon de Oro, Rubi Gardenia
4) El Hijo de Rey Misterio, Hijo de LA Park, LA Park vs Angel Blanco Jr., Hijo de Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Latin Lover
5) El Hijo Del Santo vs Blue Demon Jr.

Big show in Tijuana, if everyone shows. That’s Rayman in the semimain. He was in the magazines last fall, saying he could not have a better father than Rayo de Jalisco Jr., so they’re clearly on good terms again.

CMLL (MON) 01/17 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Blue Center vs Fuerza Chicana & Sauron
2) Astro Boy, Fabián el Gitano, Höruz vs Bronco, Escorpion, Inquisidor
3) Fuego, Sensei, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Hooligan
4) Blue Panther, Rush, Toscano vs Ephesto, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada vs Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr.

Trios champions teaming, if Mascara Dorada shows up. Sangre & Misterioso teaming up in the semimain.

CMLL (TUE) 01/18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Hierro vs In Memoriam
2) Robin & Sensei vs Demus 3:16 & Durango Kid
3) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
4) Delta, Metal Blanco, Stuka Jr. vs Shigeo Okumura, Virus, Yoshihashi
5) Rush & Super Porky vs Héctor Garza & Volador Jr.

If Yoshihashi spends any more time in Guadalajara, he’s going to start wearing a sombrero.

2010 CMLL Best Of The Year candidates

Voting is here.

– Delta
– Diamante
– Raziel
– Cancerbero

– Polvora
– Rush
– Angel de Oro

– Pequeno Warrior
– Electrico
– Shockercitio
– Pierrothito

– Marcela
– Dark Angel
– Amapola
– Princesa Blanca

– Mr. Aguila, Hector Garza
– Texano, Terrible
– Averno, Mephisto
– Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis

– Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero, Dragon Rojo Jr.
– Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Felino
– Psicosis, Alebrije, Olimpico
– Sombra, Mascara Dorada, La Mascara

Best Tecnico
– Sombra
– La Mascara
– Mascara Dorada
– Blue Panther

Best Rudo
– Volador
– Ultimo Guerrero
– Dragon Rojo
– Atlantis

Most Popular Tecnico
– Mistico
– Mascara Dorada
– Sombra

Most Popular Rudo
– Volador
– Mr. Niebla
– Ultimo Guerrero

It’s nice they remembered Mistico this year, though I think we should all vote for Sombra to drive him insane. More insane. Definitely vote for Mr. Niebla so he can make another surprise return.