CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2011-12-24

taped 2011-12-16 @ Arena Mexico

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Highs and lows of CMLL in one show. Good stuff is overshadowed by programming decisions.

typical of this match

Olímpico, Psicosis, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. for the Mexican National Trios Championship: Great match. We should all be very sad if these rudos go separate ways after this match, because they’ve been great together every time they’ve had a big match, and this was no different. New champions were great too – this wasn’t a great Maya match but continues the trend of every big match with him in it turning out great – and the Tirantes storyline really didn’t detract from everything else. It was a isolated from everything else, just a couple minute sidebar in a fast paced fifteen minutes.

a "finish"

Blue Panther vs Felino for the hair: finish made a little more sense on TV but came off just as anti-climatic. Felino vs Blue Panther being settled by a misunderstanding of the rules is not just bad for this match, but poisons the well for other future matches. There’s also the bit where the rudos come off as técnicos – unless they’re doing a double turn soon, none of this makes any sense (and even that makes only a little sense.)

Mexico, LyC, Volador, lots of lineups

(photo by CMLL)

CMLL (TUE) 01/10/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Camaleón & Soberano Jr. b Camorra & Ramstein
Camorra was hurting during the match, leaving Ramstein to fight (and lose) 2 on 1.
2) Hooligan, Loco Max, Puma King b Metálico, Starman, Super Halcon Jr.
Metalico replaced Bala. No mention of Metalico problems this match.
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
Surprise straight fall win for the rudos, with Virus taking Cometa’s mask and pinning him in the third.
4) Felino, Olímpico, Pólvora b Hijo del Fantasma, Metro, Valiente
Rudos took 2/3, Valiente taking Metro out on a tope leaving Fantasma to be defeated.
5) Marco Corleone, Rush, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpion, Último Guerrero
Rush & Porky beat Escorpion & Guerrero in the third.

LyC (SUN) 01/08/2012 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [LyC (2), LyC (4), RFC]
1) Xtreme Boy b Mini Hator
2) Kratoz b Chamaco Gurrola
3) Demonio del Caribe, Epidemius, Rey Orion b Artillero, Demencia, Rey Imagen
4) Golden Boy & Rey Demonio Jr. b Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II [Torneo de Dinastias]
Los Valdez beat the Death Twins. Said to be a very good match.
5) Hombre Sin Miedo, Sangre Chicana Jr., Sobredosis b Jesse, Rico Rodriguez, Simbolo
LyC’s official results list Jesse as Vasco Jr. HSM’s team represented Nuevo Laredo, and won via drink to Simbolo’s face.

Other News has a short clip with Volador Jr. and Volador Sr.. I think Volador Senior talked about retiring, but it was too quick to tell for sure. More to come, I’m sure.

Rob has footage of Hector Garza trying to steal Zacarais’ frying pan and paying the price. Someone must’ve finally confiscated it from Zach, because it hasn’t been around in months.

Shocker, Canelo Casas, and Principe were in Ciudad Juarez promoting amateur wrestling as road to lucha libre.

Dark Dragon says he and the Milica will crush the Dark Family.

Brillante discuses his Arena Coliseo Guadalajara debut. Much like Sombra, this Brillante was trained by his father Brillante.

R de Rudo profiles Starman student Cobra Extreme. His goal is to face Sombra, one on one, in Arena Mexico. That’s a strong goal.

Chilean XL wants to get his title back from Super Crazy.

DJ Spectro has footage of Gran Hamada vs Perro Aguayo.

Ringside footage of Arena Puebla 12/12/2011.


IWRG (SUN) 01/15/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Bracito de Oro & Super Bracito vs Chucky & Espectrito de Ultratumba
2) Centvrión, Saruman, Tritón vs Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, Polifacético
3) Dinamic Black, Freyser, Golden Magic vs Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Kortiz
4) Angelico, Multifacético, Veneno vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Chico Che, Eterno
5) Héctor Garza, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Head Hunter I, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47

Traumas vs Oficials continue in the main event. Garza was asking for a Mexican national heavyweight title shot in the magazines, but since X-Fly’s surely not losing that belt

Minis are back from last week, with Super Bracito in place of Mascarita Aereo.

CMLL (MON) 01/16/2012 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Tigre Rojo vs Akron & King Jaguar
2) Metálico, Molotov, Starman vs Apocalipsis, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Diamante, Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr. vs Hijo del Signo, Puma King, Raziel
4) Máscara Dorada, Super Porky, Valiente vs Averno, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, La Sombra vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Blue Panther and Felino meet here in trios for two straight weeks. Tercera looks fun.

CMLL (TUE) 01/17/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Robin vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Pequeño Halcón, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
4) Ángel de Oro, Super Porky, Valiente vs Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
5) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Rush vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Main event looks fun.

Tercera is a rematch from the Arkangel show last year – Tuareg beat Cancerberos that time

CMLL (TUE) 01/17/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Javier Cruz Jr. vs Ángel del Mal
2) Hierro & Leo vs Magnum & Ráfaga
3) Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
4) Titán & Triton vs Pólvora & Ráfaga
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Morphosis, Psicosis, Volador Jr. [MEX TRIOS]

The rematch! I’m actually a bit curious about how Morphosis is going to do in Olimpico’s place; Olimpico’s been good on that team. Seems like it took an extra week for Morphosis’ name change to propagate over here. DNS is slower in Mexico. Think I should try very hard to record this one, at any rate.

Two minis matches on one day! If only any of them could get a rivalry.

LEGEND (SUN) 02/05/2012 Arena Lopez Mateos
***Villano III 40th Anniversary Show***
1) Danny Boy, Dinamico II, Gran Apache vs Mohicano I, Mohicano II, Ray Richard
2) Solar I & Ultraman vs Cuchillo & Kahoz and Black Shadow Jr. & Huracan Jr. and Rocky Santana & Romano Garcia [Copa Villano III]
3) Dos Caras Sr., Fishman, Scorpio Jr., Villano III vs Negro Navarro, Rambo, Sangre Chicana, Villano IV

Villano III started wrestling in 1970, but maybe he lost two years along the way.

AAA Guerra de Titanes: 2011-12-16

taped 2011-12-16 @ Estadio Hermanos Serdán de Puebla, Puebla

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I thought this was not as good as expecting. There were matches worked in styles I didn’t like, and at least one of those were bad by any measure. Wagner vs Park was not a particuarlly good or memorable match, and this show really could’ve used one.
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