great match roundup, week of 01/08/2012

Great/Excellent matches this week
Nothing quite made it. This feature is working great!

Have Watched, nothing to add
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-01-07
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-01-07 – both these shows had good matches that didn’t make the cut
CMLL on FOX: 2012-01-07

Have Not Watched
CMLL Guadalajara: 2012-01-07 – only one match made it thru
AAA on Televisa: 2012-01-07 – repeats
CMLL on Televisa: 2012-01-07 – repeats – except I still need to get to Valiente/Polvora.
Arena Coliseo Monterrey: 2012-01-01 – did not watch
Perros del Mal on TVCDeportes: 2012-01-05 – seemed to be at least half repeat? Or I messed something up.
CMLL Arena Puebla: 2012-01-07 – impression is Volador/Mascara is Another La Mascara Match

Late Adds
watched Satanico vs Jerry Estrada, which I’m pretty sure is not from this week. Estrada (and his odd giant white gloves) are great, but not all shocking that he destroyed his body. Some crazy and not all that smart stuff. Also watched Canek/Don Corleone; Marco is the more entertaining wrestler in the family, but felt like I slightly better understood why people were so into Canek.

2011 Lucha MOTYCs, v0.5

Pretty table:

2011-01-02 Ángel de Oro, Diamante, Rush b Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro, Sagrado [#1 Contenders, MEX TRIOS, finalDaily Motion
2011-01-08 Negro Navarro b Solar I [AMERICAS LH]
2011-01-09 Black Terry & Negro Navarro b Ángel Mortal & Gran Apache Fall 1 Fall 2 Fall 3
2011-01-16 Ángel Mortal & Gran Apache DQ Black Terry & Negro Navarro [super libreFall 1 Fall 2 & 3
2011-01-19 Robin Maravilla, Rocky Santana, Sádico b Black Terry, Trauma I, Trauma II Fall 1 (part 1) Fall 1 (part 2) Fall 2 Fall 3
2011-01-23 Místico b Averno
2011-01-23 Comando Negro, Gran Apache, Masada b Dr. Cerebro, Multifacético, Negro Navarro Fall 1 Fall 2 Fall 3
2011-01-23 Ángel Mortal b Black Terry [hairFall 1 Fall 2 Fall 3 Fall 4
2011-01-25 Amapola b Marcela [CMLL WOMENDaily Motion
2011-01-29 Fabi Apache & Mari Apache b Trauma I & Trauma II Part 1 Part 2
2011-01-29 Villano IV b Negro Navarro [torneo maestros, semifinal]
2011-01-30 Comando Negro b Dr. Cerebro [IWRG IC LightFall 1 Fall 2 Fall 3
2011-02-04 Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata b Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
2011-02-19 Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans b Silver King & Último Gladiador YouTube
2011-03-03 Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan b Negro Navarro & Trauma I [IWRG IC TAGPart 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
2011-03-05 Blue Panther & Solar I DRAW Negro Navarro & Satánico
2011-03-06 La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto [CMLL TRIOSPart 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
2011-03-13 Solar I & Ultraman vs Black Terry & Negro Navarro Fall 1 Fall 2 Fall 3
2011-03-13 La Sombra b Mephisto [NWA WELTERPart 1 Part 2 Part 3
2011-03-16 Blue Panther, Rocky Santana, Solar I DRAW Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Ray Mendoza Jr. Fall 1 Fall 2 Fall 3 (part 1) Fall 3 (part 2)
2011-03-31 El Hijo del Diablo, Negro Navarro, Shu el Guerrero b Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Solar I Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
2011-04-01 Dr. X, Hooligan, Nitro b Metálico, Starman, Tigre Blanco YouTube
2011-04-05 Pierrothito b Astral [MEX LIGHTPart 1 Part 2
2011-04-14 Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
2011-04-20 Atomic Boy, Fenix, Relampago b Dark Dragon, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana YouTube
2011-04-20 Chessman, Silver King, Último Gladiador b Electroshock, Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans YouTube
2011-04-22 Ángel de Oro b Palacio Negro [Forjando un IdoloYouTube
2011-04-24 Blue Panther b Negro Casas Part 1 Part 2
2011-04-29 Último Guerrero b Hirooki Goto [CMLL HEAVYPart 1 Part 2 Part 3
2011-05-15 Hijo de LA Park & LA Park DQ Dr. Wagner Jr. & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. Part 1 Part 2
2011-05-18 El Mesías, Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans b Decnnis, Halloween, LA Park Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
2011-05-27 Ángel de Oro b Pólvora [Forjando un Idolo, finalFall 1 Fall 2 Fall 3
2011-06-04 Aerostar, Argos, Laredo Kid b Decnnis, Súper Fly, X-Fly Part 1
2011-06-07 Virus b Guerrero Maya Jr. [CMLL SLYouTube
2011-06-17 La Máscara b Averno [maskYouTube
2011-06-18 LA Park b El Mesías [hair, maskPart 1 Part 2 Part 3
2011-06-21 Rey Bucanero b Hijo del Fantasma [NWA LHLATV Part 1 Part 2
2011-07-15 Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada [CMLL TRIOSYouTube
2011-07-17 Oficial 911 b Multifacético [mask]
2011-07-24 Turbo b Black Thunder [NWA MEX LIGHT] Part 1 Part 2
2011-07-31 Daga DRAW Suicida [IWL INTERNET] Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
2011-08-07 Argos, Black Terry, Multifacético DQ Dr. Cerebro, Mortiz, Semental Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
2011-08-19 Argenis, Atomic Boy, Fenix b Mortiz, Semental, Tito Santana YouTube
2011-08-27 Trauma I & Trauma II b Black Terry & Negro Navarro Part 1 Part 2
2011-08-30 Virus vs Stuka Jr. [CMLL SL]
2011-09-16 La Sombra b Averno [CMLL Universal, finalYouTube
2011-10-03 Electroshock, Heavy Metal, Joe Lider b Chessman, Silver King, Último Gladiador YouTube
2011-10-09 Fuego & Stuka Jr. b Arkángel de la Muerte & Skándalo [Arena Coliseo TAGYouTube
2011-11-20 Pantera b Trauma I [Rey del Ring] Fall 1 Fall 2 Fall 3

That’s about 50, which is probably more than anyone’s ever going to watch. Don’t really have a process for narrowing it down. Will be adding video for the few that are missing (can’t believe I didn’t have Dr. Landru’s video marked for the DB already but working on it), but are there any more matches to add? We did this in mid November, so ther’s six weeks missing from the end. Got to add the Invasors/Atlantida match for sure.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2011-12-31

taped 2011-12-23 @ Arena Mexico

file: match 1 match 2

no jumping for you

Diamante, Fuego, Sangre Azteca vs Euforia, Shigeo Okumura, Virus: Ordinary, or even less than that, for most of the way with a strong third fall finishing sequence. Sangre Azteca as a técnico still isn’t working so well.


Rey Bucanero, still crazy

Hijo del Fantasma, Super Porky, Valiente vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger: Just felt like a match, nothing important happened here. Crowd enjoyed it because it was the Porky match, but didn’t do much for the rudos. Tiger didn’t feel out of place, but didn’t do anything to make himself memorable.

X-Fly & Impossible take IWRG tournament, Mexico preview, Santo vs Konnan Big, Skayde

(photo by Black Terry Jr.)

IWRG (THU) 01/12/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Astro de Plata & Astro Rey Jr. b Pacto Negro & Rambo Jr.
straight falls
2) Golden Magic, Oficial Rayan, Oficial Spartan DQ Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, Kortiz
Rudos were DQed for throwing Golden Magic at the ref.
3) Carta Brava Jr. & Máscara Año 2000 b Tony Rivera & Tritón [quarterfinal, El Protector]
Triton made a lot of mistakes, leading to the tecnico’s win
4) Centvrión & Negro Navarro b Angelico & Dinamic Black [quarterfinal, El Protector]
5) Saruman & Veneno b Alan Extreme & Black Terry [quarterfinal, El Protector]
said to be a good match. Veneno & Terry bled off headbutts
6) Imposible & X-Fly b Apolo Estrada Jr. & Eterno [quarterfinal, El Protector]
7) Centvrión & Negro Navarro b Carta Brava Jr. & Máscara Año 2000 [semifinal, El Protector]
8) Imposible & X-Fly b Saruman & Veneno [semifinal, El Protector]
X-Fly was eliminated, but cheated to help Impossible beat Veneno
9) Imposible & X-Fly b Centvrión & Negro Navarro [final, El Protector]
This time, Impossible was eliminated and helped X-Fly win.

Estrellas del Ring has an in-ring interview with the cheating winners.

CMLL’s Facebook has a short message from Satanico about his friend MS-1’s passing. Kcidis has a drawing.

CMLL’s pitching tonight’s Arena Mexico show as a double main event. In main event one (also known as the semimain), Reyes del Atlantida meet Hijos de Averno in a champions vs champions. In main event two, Generacion Dorada comes together for the first time since losing the trios title against Aguila, Volador and Psicosis in what could be a crazy high flying match.

Ovaciones talks to Atlantis, Guerrero Maya Jr., and Delta about their title defense this coming Tuesday.

El Hijo del Santo spent his Record column trashing Monterrey wrestling and Konnan Big in particular as killing the wrestling business. Konnan Big responded via video. I would bet the match with Niurka outdrew at least one, if not both of the last Todo x el Todo shows, for what it’s worth.

Skayde is coming to Chicago for a training seminar at GALLI the end of this month.

LuchaWorld has a big KrisZ’s news update.


01/14-15 lucha times


Both the main shows appear to still be in repeat mode; CMLL was nowhere near the end of the year, and AAA was just starting Guerra de Titanes. That’s a good thing, because neither show is really going to be seen this week. CMLL has a 30 minute slot and AAA is listed for 15 minutes. AAA’s not really going to get those 15 minutes anyway. The shows are sandwhiched around the Saints/49ers NFL game. AAA is the bridge program between the NFL game and the FMF Tigres/Queretaro game. The most recent numbers I can find say NFL games are going 3 hours and 7 minutes; Televisa is more than willing of taking putting up 8 minutes of ads instead of AAA for a few minutes. The location between the two sporting events would probably mean AAA’s highest rated show in some time, but it’ll be so easy to skip that I’d be surprised if anything airs. AAA should be happy if they get a 2 minute video package on the air this week, but they should be thrilled if they can find a different network to take their programming.

Things should clear up with the NFL ramping down, but only until the next big event comes up (the Olympics? something sooner?)

52MX: back to normal shows; that’s the new look Invasors and Averno/Mephisto/Volador vs Sombra/Mascara/Panther this week.

LATV: a rerun!

CMLL-Main/Gala: more year in review that’s not really reviewing anything important?

AAA-main: doesn’t matter

FOX: Guerreros vs Atlantida and Polvora/Sagrado are in the usual spots, and they might be able to sneak on Tuareg vs Azteca/Pegasso/Cometa.

C3: A show! Cancerberos vs Dragon Lee/Pegasso/Cometa looks fun.

Mega6: Maximo vs Niebla and set up for next week’s trios champs

Puebla: Bufete del Amor vs Guerreros

Perros: on to Neza?

ACM: ????

IWRG: El Protector tournament, which surely had an experienced and steady hand leading his charge to victory