CMLL on Teleformula #47 (05/15/2011)

taped @ Arena Puebla, 05/09/2011


This is now Puebla now, which is neat. This show was had many of the issues of the GDL shows transferred to Puebla, which is not neat.

A large reason the TVC Deports Puebla shows were very popular were getting to catch out the nifty local wrestlers. They’re talented and they’re hard to find; even in their home building, they’re lucky to get two matches a month. A one hour show that just shows the two matches means we never get to see the likes of Toro Bill and Siki Osama Jr. again, which would be drastically disappointing.

triple frontcracker?

The group putting these shows together has access to Monday Puebla shows and Tuesday Guadalajara shows. (I’ve also been told they have the Sunday Guadalajara shows, though no one even in Guadalajara knows where that’s airing.) This show is not being taped live, the commentary is all being done after the fact, probably just as easy as someone rolling a tape and whichever announcers are around talk over it. If you have all that raw video, and it’s the same anyway, there’s no reason to air specifically the semimain and main event each week. Just cue up the two best matches of the week (or even just guess!) and watch those. No one’s gone to mind if you shift arenas or days between shows if they get to see great matches.

In other words: only showing Virus/Valiente on the screen behind you was cruel to any fan of lucha libre. Please don’t taunt the animals in their cages!

La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Máximo vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano: The other reason people talk up Puebla is the general feeling that Guadalajara has more mailed in matches. We’ve seen some of them on this show recently, and this match could’ve fit with all of those. Nothing wrong with it, but it no extra excitement or interest in it. It was a routine match, extra surprising for when you’d expect the new rudo team to be expressing themselves.

La Sombra, Rush, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Atlantis, Averno, Último Guerrero: not a lot to this match, but Atlantis did his best to make you want to see Sombra get a hold of him. (Sombra was really good about wanting to get to Atlantis, but not really intense when he finally got him.) Tiger Rojo didn’t seem out of his depth, but did seem a bit nervous and didn’t not showcase himself in other way where I feel like I need to see him again. Rush looked good, at least.


06/04 AAA TV Lineup (Neza)

AAA TV (SAT) 06/04/2011 Arena Neza
1) Hermano Muerte II, Neza Kid, Okawa vs Carta Brava Jr., Hermano Muerte III, Mike Segura
2) Argenis, Atomic Boy, Fenix vs Dark Dragon, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana
3) ?, Aerostar, Laredo Kid vs Decnnis, Súper Fly, X-Fly
4) Electroshock, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario vs Chessman, Silver King, Último Gladiador
5) Drago, La Parka, Ozz vs Billy el Malo, Charly Manson, Escoria
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías, Extreme Tiger vs Damián 666, Halloween, LA Park

2011 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#992)
Mexico: 06/06
US: 06/19

AAA has a lineup page saying this is a taping, but the actual page with the lineup doesn’t mention it as taping. It’s a taping. Still miraculous that they can update the lineups but not the rest of the website.

This is not the next taping: TV announced a taping for Toluca on 05/26, but we haven’t seen that lineup. This is probably the taping after it (but they have plenty of time to wedge another one before if they’d like.)

First match is a clear dark match with the guys who have been feuding here.

Second match is the same opener they’ve been doing a lot of, and it’s been rather good.

No hint at the mystery man. That could be a tournament match, if this tournament is happening; none of the other matches make much sense for a tournament. Electro/187 vs Maniacos could be a second rounder.

Mesias and Park continue to match up in the main event. Zorro is nowhere to be seen; I’d be mostly surprised if he actually wrestled tonight.

Fuego/Dr. X, Mil Mascaras vs Leathface, Dandy, Ayumi

(photo by CMLL)

CMLL (TUE) 05/17/2011 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Record]
1) Camaleón & Höruz b Ramstein & Zayco
Tecncios won the last two falls. This one did not sound good.
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia b Aereo, Astral, Eléctrico
3) Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Palacio Negro b Dr. X, Hijo del Signo, Tiger Kid
Tecnicos took 2/3. After weeks of Dr. X messing with Fuego, Fuego pinned the doctor clean here.
4) Ángel de Oro, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. DQ Euforia, Pólvora, Virus
Euforia replaced Misterioso. Tecnicos took it in straight falls. Polvora fouled Angel de Oro and took his mask; that might be next week’s final Forjando un Idolo match up.
5) Atlantis, Héctor Garza, Volador Jr. b Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada
Rudos took falls 1/3, Volador beating Dorada and Atlantis submitted Panther in the third.

CMLL (TUE) 05/17/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Leo b Black Metal
2) Metatrón & Virgo b Acertijo & León Blanco
3) Pierrothito b Último Dragoncito
4) Delta, Diamante, Metro b Rey Escorpion, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
Metro german suplexed Rey Escorpion for the win.
5) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Hijo del Fantasma, Sangre Azteca, Toscano
Rudos took 1/3. Porky tried a dive in the third fall, but took out poor Sangre Azteca. Triple powerbomb on Fantasma for the win.

indy (TUE) 05/17/2011 Arena Aficion [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Lancelot b Rocky Lobo
2) Dinastía & Profecia b Concord & Konami
Profecia replaced Black Fire
3) Chapuline Negro, Katomico, Peligro b Low Rider, Pesadilla, Rex
Peligro got the win on his birthday.
4) Chica Tormenta & Super Crazy b Crazy Sid & Io Shirai
Mexicans took falls 1/3.
5) Canek, Mil Mascaras, Villano IV b Leatherface, Nosawa, XL
Villano IV replaced Canek. Mil submitted Nosawa to a bearhug, and V4 did the same to XL.

Other news

Scott Steiner reappeared in TNA for last night’s tapings, so perhaps he might show up in AAA tonight as well.

El Pancracio has a good long interview with El Dandy about his career and what he’s doing now (physical therapy – he’s not in it, he’s helping other people with it.)

Ayumi Kurihara will be in CMLL starting June 6. No word about how long she’s here for (it was just a week last year.) She’s owed a title shot at Amapola.

Dark Angel was interviews on a TV show, until Princesa Sujei ran in. I like to imagine Sujei just flipping thru channels at home, angrily spotting Dark Angel on an interview show, and storming down to the studio to destroy a Canadian. This was actually promotion for the DTU show.

Mi Lucha Libre has a video interview with Charly Manson! (It’s only about Drago, that’s why it’s down here.)

Los Traumas talk about their AULL Tag Title win, and there’s footage of the AULL vs IWRG ciberentico.

Rob has highlights of the 03/01/2011 CMLL show.

Box Y Lucha #3026 has WWE in Mexico, and Marco wanting to get back into CMLL (still.)



CMLL (MON) 05/23/2011 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Centella de Oro vs Aguila Guerrera & Fuerza Chicana
2) Höruz, Metatrón, Stigma vs Puma King, Siki Ozama Jr., Tiger Kid
3) Ángel de Plata, Delta, Fuego vs Cancerbero, Euforia, Raziel
4) Sagrado, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso Jr.
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Strong Man vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Okay, not a trios title match! Maybe I should stick with Atlantis/Sombra, since that’s what they were building up on TV.

The same day Ultimo Guerrero is supposed to be in Guadalajara to defend the CMLL Heavyweight Title versus Sombra, this Sunday, he’s supposed to be in Guatemala to defend the CMLL Universal Title. Which is also odd because he doesn’t have the Universal Title. the Guatemala promotion has brought in CMLL guys before and has specifically been advertising UG as coming in during May for over a month, and this particular day for a couple weeks.