02/18-19 lucha times


I’ve watched nothing this past week. A sad week.

52MX: Hijos del Averno vs Tercia Sencasion will definitely air. Semimain usually airs, but maybe they can make the switch and put the Cometa/Titan/Triton match on? Or maybe just air one fall instead of the random high spots shown to fill time?

LATV: a rerun!

CMLL-Main/Gala: More Panther/Negro; they’ve gotten it on the right show this cycle, perhaps that will make a difference. Either the lightning match or the Cancerbero vs Diamante/Pegasso/Cometa match depending on time – maybe both? In the US, this show is again listed for 55 minutes (so maybe start taping five minutes ahead of time), and the late night replay returns…at an early time. I dunno.

FOX: Women’s match and TRT vs Oro/Mascara/Valiente. Seems to be airing at the same time as the Mexico Galavision show this week.

AAA: this will be the Zumpango taping, and I still think it’ll be a two week taping to stretch out things before Naucalpan. Everything should air between the two shows, but they’ve usually left the main event off the Regional show, and aired on of the undercard matches and the main event on the main show. Very much guessing here.

C3: TRT vs Tercia Sensacion, a match both sides are getting a lot of practice at. More Panther/Negro.

Mega6: Volador vs Mascara (this would be a poor week for a rerun.) I’m all the sudden more excited for a Mascara singles match for some reason!

Puebla: Negro Casas vs La Sombra.

Perros: it’s week 2 of the Arena Aficion show. I’m not sure what that means (though you might know if you stay up to the 3AM CT to see the rerun tonight and the commercial for next week), so I’ll use this space to call out the TVC Deportes crew for doing a great job. We compliment the commentators a lot, but the production crew needs to get some credit here – they turned the Valentine’s Day taping into a TV show in under 48 hours. The big boys at Televisa can’t do with either AAA or CMLL, but the cable channel got it done. As they typically do.

ACM: between the two shows, they’ve usually been airing 2 new matches. That probably means the Silenico/Genocida match, and the Angel Dorado, Laredo Kid, Mascara Purpura vs Golden Boy, Rey Demonio, Rico Rodridguez. I hear great things about this Laredo Kid, hope he gets a shot in one of the big promotions some day.

IWRG: the taping going on right now!

Negro Casas vs Blue Panther, Diamante Azul


I was going to wait until CMLL posted their news update about their press conference today. Still waiting. Oh well.

The press conference itself was primarily to sign the contract for Blue Panther vs Negro Casas on 03/02. That news article calls it a surprise the two ended up fighting. The actual fight was about the signing itself, but they managed to put pen to the paper before putting fist to the head. No Felino, thank goodness.

The second biggest item from the press conference was Metro dropping his old name (a sponsored identity) and revealing a new identity: Diamante Azul. It’s nice Metro has a new name, and a look that enables me to make more Mega Man jokes. There’s the problem that they already have someone named Diamante, and that looks a lot like a Blue Demon mask. Same color scheme, different design on the mask, but close enough to surely cause (totally unnecessary) problems. This is not using Triton while possibly being unaware there was another Triton, this is picking a fight purely to pick a fight.

Using “Diamante Azul” when you already have Diamante actually bugs me more. Absolute lack of creativity and common sense. And of course, because it is lucha libre, there is at least one Diamante Azul out there already – he wrestled on CMLL’s show in Arena Queretaro at the end of January.

CMLL announced the next Friday night Guadalajara show on March 16th. At least they didn’t pick Dos Leyendas. They’re supposedly going to do them every two weeks from there, which optimistic.

Lady Apache, Dalys, Goya Kong, La Comandate, Zeuxis, Princesa Blanca and Princesa Sujei were all announced as heading to Japan for REINA. That promotion has their first anniversary show coming up soon, so maybe some of those are one night appearances. CMLL would be running a lot less women’s matches if they’re all going over for the usual multi-month stint (and I’d be surprised if Comandate agreed to another one.)

Most of the rest of the press conference was repeating stuff: talking about Virus vs Loco (so that feud is still going, which may mean bad things from Centella de Oro), introducing Namajague, talking about the others coming from and talking about others going to Japan.

IWL & DTU say they’ll have a second show on March 10th, which will include the Carta Brava vs Carta Brava match teased on the last show. Only one ring this time.

Volador explains La Mascara’s mistake was giving him a title shot. It was all over for Mascara right then. Volador hopes Mascara does not challenge for a mask vs mask match, because then he’d have to take that too. Volador encourages Mascara to go and learn another hold, because obviously the campana can not beat him.

The Gladiatores are on the air for live coverage of the IWRG show probably by the time you read this.



CMLL (TUE) 02/21/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Virgo vs Thunder Boy
2) Leo & Metatrón vs Èvola & Magnum
3) Fuego & Valiente vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Virus
4) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Rey Escorpion, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.

First time a Tuareg & a Cancerbero have teamed since their feud started (and may be over now.)

2011 Lucha Libre Win/Loss Records

I recorded 2671 shows this year (new record!), up from 2569 from last year. At least I’ve gotten that many so more; still a few turning up in February. This is close enough.

Most Matches

2008: Ultimo Guerrero (228)
2009: La Parka Jr. (211)
2010: Mistico (204)

188 Último Guerrero
188 La Máscara
179 Psycho Clown
178 Murder Clown
172 Monster Clown
167 La Sombra
162 Atlantis
155 Máximo
154 Rush
154 La Parka (AAA)

La Mascara had those 2 matches in Japan if you want a tie breaker, but I’m pretty sure he’d be okay with us forgetting those.

Top in IWRG (of those who spent most of the year there): Eterno (123), though a couple of those might be a Yucatan/QR based Eterno. Trauma I had 119.
Top in GDL: Metatron (46)/Infierno/Malefico (41)
Top in Puebla: Stigma (31) – may include other Stigmas, but I may have weeded them out
(“in” does not mean “for”)

Most Wins

2008: Blue Panther (97)
2009: Mistico (110)
2010: Mistico (128)

90 Último Guerrero - oddly high for a rudo
83 La Máscara
78 Atlantis
75 Volador Jr.
74 Rush
71 La Sombra
70 Murder Clown
70 Mr. Niebla
67 Psycho Clown
66 Negro Casas

IWRG: Dinamic Black (53)
Puebla: Asturiano (19)
GDL: Metatron (18)/Astaroth (16)

Most Losses

2008: Averno (84)
2009: Negro Casas (86)
2010: Negro Casas (75)

72 La Máscara
69 La Sombra
68 Máscara Dorada
68 Shigeo Okumura
66 Último Guerrero
65 Máximo
63 Averno
62 Atlantis
62 Rush
62 Eterno

AAA: Silver King (42)
Puebla: Sauron/Espiritu Maligno/Ares (16)
GDL: Gallo/Mr. Trueno/Rafaga/Exterminador (14)

Best win % (min 10 finishes)

2008: Psycho Clown & Zombie Clown (100%)
2009: Psycho Circus (100%)
2010: Tondar (GDL) (100%)

90% Mini Monster Clown
88% Canek
86% Asturiano
86% Mascarita Sagrada
83% Casandro
83% Centella de Oro
82% Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
82% Lucky Boy
81% Mini Psycho Clown
80% Zodiaco
80% Super Astro
80% Hator

That is definitely a list of people.
CMLL: Leono!!!!! (76%) – same number as Santo
IWRG: Angelico (70%)

Worst loss %
2008: Carrona (0%)
2009: Espectrito (0%)
2010: Metailk II (GDL) (11%)

13% Akron
13% Soberano Jr.
15% Extreme Boy
17% Mini Chessman
18% Mini Psicosis
20% Muerte Infernal
20% Ares (Puebla)
21% La Seductora
22% Freesbe (CMLL)
22% Shitara

Akron is a Puebla luchador. Muerte Infernal is an IWRG irregular. Seductora is just thrilled to have 10 matches this year.

If you’d like more, here.