03/10-11 lucha times


Daylight Savings Time starts in the US, Canada, and some border towns of Mexico Sunday morning. It does not start in Mexico City or Guadalajara for four more weeks, so times are going to be a bit off. It’s not a big deal this weekend, since most everything is airing on Saturday. Some networks which air in Mexico and USA handle this well (52MX), some do not (guessing AYM.) If you’re watching webfeeds from Mexico, they will be an hour later than usual until April.

Random AYM show of the week is on at 2pm on Saturday, but they’ve pulled the last two scheduled airings.



52MX: Shocker’s return, Coliseo tag title build.

FOX: Blue Panther vs Negro Casas airs here, as well as the Diamante Azul debut.

Gala: That leaves the Incredible Pairs final as well as Marcela vs Ayumi (and possibly one more if they have time.)

C3: TRT vs Atlantida title match.

TVCDeportes: Rush vs Terrible in Puebla

GDL: Lady Apache vs Princesa Blanca’s title match + a cibernetico


AAA: Toluca taping, with two more Rey de Reyes qualifiers which probably airing on both shows, and a trio of pairs matches in the undercard.

ACM: AAA returns in the main event.

Perros: They should start airing this Saturday’s taping next Thursday, but don’t really know what matches they have.

IWRG: the taping going on right now, with Traumas vs Consejo

AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2012-02-11


taped 2012-02-03 @ Arena Miguel Canto Solis, Cozumel, Quinta Roo


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Fabi Apache & Mascarita Dorada vs Mini Histeria & Sexy Star: good built to a Dark Dragon vs Mascarita Dorada match that I don’t believe is ever happening or even really planned. Sexi said she did not want to wrestle for these fans, and the woman kept true to her word! This was ominous start.


the show in one gif

Cibernético, Daga, Fenix vs Dark Dragon, Dizzy, La Parka: Another poor outing. Fenix looked more unready for this level in this match than he has since appearing. He blew both dives he tried and had plenty of other spots not go right or nearly go wrong. Daga’s debut did not look as spectacular as Rocco’s either, though he was much better than his partner. Cibernético looks liked a man with no working knees, which is actually normal. Dizzy, only here to make up the numbers, seemed more in mind to try and catch someone’s eye to make it on TV. That didn’t help the match any. The conditions may have played a part in this, but there needed to be some adjustment made to the slippery surfaces if that was the problem, and these guys just kept trying to do their matches. Better to do less spectacular stuff and actually pull it off than mess up anything. To top that off, we get the AAA classic “tecnicos win, immediately get killed to make sure the win didn’t mean anything.”



Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Halloween: Match wasn’t itself anything special – though probably the best thing on this show – but they continue to get this story over well. Perro being befuddled about losing was amusing. Lots and lots of replays.

El Mesías & Zorro vs Héctor Garza & LA Park: They went twenty three minutes, put Garza thru table thing (sort of) and then made it all about Joaquin and Konnan and LA Park. This was not a good use of anyone’s time. It was not a really much of an interesting match up to that, a lot of killing time and trying not be killed in a ring that wasn’t working out well for anyone.

Loco Max vs Virus, Blanca keeps her title, Volador gets a new trophy, Akuma

CMLL (MON) 03/05/2012 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Arissma, Espiritu Maligno, Policeman b Asturiano, Blue Center, Stigma
Rudos took 1/3. Asturiano and Stigma were upset with Blue Center, who made mistakes during the match.
2) Centella de Oro & Loco Max b Raziel & Virus
Loco tries to jump Virus, but it backfires. Virus & Raziel won the first, Loco & Centella took the second. Raziel beat Centella in the third, leaving Loco alone. Loco avoided a top rope dropkick from Raziel and pinned him to tie it up, then submitted Virus to take the match. Loco challenged Virus to a hair match, and Virus agreed.
3) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máximo b Kráneo, Morphosis, Psicosis
tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr. b Pólvora, Rey Escorpion, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3. Polvora and Stuka are feuding here too, with Stuka demanding a title shot. Polvora refused to answer, just walking out.
5) Rush DQ Terrible
Terrible took the first, Rush the second, and Terrible fouled Rush while he was going for a top rope move in the third.

CMLL (TUE) 03/06/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
***Dos Leyendas 2012 (Guadalajara)***
1) Virgo b Rey Trueno
2) Black Metal DQ Exterminador
Exterminador accidentally pulled Black Metal’s mask for the DQ.
3) Euforia, Raziel, Virus b Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Triton
Rudos took 2/3.
4) Princesa Blanca b Lady Apache [MEX WOMEN]
Advertised as a hair match, changed to a title match “by orders of the commission” a couple days prior. Felino was his wife’s second, Valiente was Lady Apache’s second. Blanca took falls two and three, the last with a casita for the win and to keep the title.
5) Volador Jr. b La Sombra, Rush, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Hijo del Fantasma, Valiente, Felino, Olímpico, Ángel de Oro [cibernetico]
Order of elimination went Angel de Oro (Felino), Olimpico (Rush), Felino (Fantasma), Valiente (Negro Casas), Fatnasma (Niebla), Negro Casas (Sombra), Rush & Mr. Niebla went to a double count out, and Volador beat Sombra for the win.

KaiserSports introduces Akuma 3:16. As mentioned in the comments back when he was spotted, Akuma is the (younger) brother of Demus 3:16. Akuma is 17 and 177 cm tall, which would put him easily in the full sized division, not in the minis division. That’s only in theory, since he has no debut date at this time and is still just hoping to make it to CMLL. They did the photo shoot inside of Arena Mexico, and Akuma’s been training with Virus, so he’s got a good shot. Akuma says he’s been training in wrestling since he was 7, and it was seeing Sombra, Volador and Mistico in the 75th Anniversary show that really made him like lucha. (Mistico did not actually wrestle on that show, but maybe his seconding skills were just that impressive.)

This Sunday in Arena Azteca in Guadalajara, the main event is mask vs hair. It’s also the promoter of this building (ex-CMLL Neutron!) vs the promoter of rival building Arena Jalisco.

LuchaWorld has a breakdown of the greatest basketball game in CMLL history.

Lucha Libre In Japan

CMLL announced two matches for the 05/13 REINA 1st Anniversary show.

* Princesa Blanca (c) vs Lady Apache [MEX WOMEN] – rematch
* Goya Kong & Dalis vs Zeuxis & Mima Shimoda

The news update also emphasizes Dark Angel is an independent luchadora who works in CMLL (as opposed to a CMLL ‘contracted’ one.) This is about the show Dark Angel worked in Japan last week; it wasn’t a REINA show, and the idea is CMLL luchadoras can only be seen in that promotion.



CMLL (MON) 03/12/2012 Arena Puebla
***Dos Leyendas 2012 (Puebla)***
1) Black Tiger & Blue Center vs Fuerza Chicana & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Bam Bam & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
3) Stuka Jr., Titán, Triton vs Euforia, Pólvora, Raziel
4) Loco Max vs Virus [hair]
5) Marco Corleone vs Blue Panther, Máximo, Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Mr. Águila, Terrible, Mephisto, Último Guerrero, Rey Bucanero [cibernetico]

There’s usually been a March stipulation match here in Puebla, but it’s only the last couple years where they’ve used the Dos Leyendas name in association with it. This is much like the Guadalajara card, so I must note that Virus has a championship should this hair match get backed out of as well. Virus is the favorite.

That undercard looks great.

CMLL (TUE) 03/13/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Freesbe vs Ramstein & Zayco
2) Metatrón & Tigre Blanco vs Artillero & Súper Comando
3) Triton vs Raziel, Disturbio, Robin, Bronco, Hombre Bala Jr., Hijo del Signo, Super Halcon Jr. [Sangre Nueva, semifinal]
4) Fuego, Sangre Azteca, Super Porky vs Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
5) Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Marco Corleone vs Olímpico, Psicosis, Volador Jr.

Looks like the Psicosis/Mascara feud is continuing.

Porky vs Namajague should be a battle.

Only Raziel or Hijo del Signo make sense as possible Dragon Lee opponents, and Raziel would probably do pretty well.

top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. In the main event of Dos Leyendas, Negro Casas and Blue Panther went to a doubel pin draw. Both made it clear that this issue is not over and set up a title match for the near future. Rush & Terrible fell apart in the incredible pairs tournament final, giving Mr. Niebla and Atlantis the win. Marcela defeated Ayumi to set up a title match there. The main event finish was the biggest surprise on the show, but the high (for recent times) attendance of 11,000 fans was a close second.
  2. At an AAA taping the same time as Dos Leyendas, Jack Evans and LA Park earned tickets to the Rey de Reyes final, joining Hector Garza & Perro Aguayo Jr. AAA also hyped a Rey de Reyes trios match – Dr. Wagner Jr., Heavy Metal and Electroshock versus Texano, Toscano and Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. – where El Consejo must win to stay in AAA. The promotion has one final taping before the next card, but most everything has been wrapped up…
  3. AAA announced the Rey de Reyes card. Besides the tournament match and the Consejo/AAA trios, Mesias will get this title shot against Jeff Jarrett in what feels like the conclusion of the AAA/TNA story and the show will open with a 12 person cage match where a man, a woman, an exotico or a mini may lose their hair or mask. The show also features what’s billed as the last battle between La Parka and Cibernetico’s teams, and a couple more random matches to pad out the card.
  4. At the prior AAA TV taping, Hector Garza & Perro Aguayo Jr. earned those births to Rey de Reyes, and Juventued Guerrera made a surprise return to the promotion. AAA immediately started playing off the issues between Guerrera and Konnan.
  5. On the latest Todo X el Todo show, Santo & Villano IV fell to Angel Blanco Jr. & El Hijo del Solitario in two straight bloody falls. This sets up Santo defending his mask versus both Angel and Solitario in a triangle match at the end of March in the biggest show in the recent history of this promotion.
  6. CMLL hyped a Lady Apache vs Princesa Blanca hair vs hair match in Guadalajara as part of a local Dos Leyendas show. It was important enough to be promoted on all their TV shows for a week, but was switch to a title match the day before for no stated reason. Princesa Blanca kept the title, and the hair match is said to now be happening sometime down the road.

Other News

  • CMLL introduced Diamante Azul, a Blue Demon clone that they’re pretending is not a Blue Demon clone. They’ve only managed to fool themselves.
  • having just completed one tournament, CMLL started on a new one: “Sangre Nueva”. The concept and format was not explained until the opening match was underway, but it appears to be two weeks of 8 man ciberneticos featuring young people (or people with newer identities) and the two winners facing off for the win. Dragon Lee won the first block and is expected to take the entire tournament.
  • el Consejo “hacked” AAA’s website for a few days.
  • the Santo/AAA lawsuit reached the news again, but doesn’t seem to be resolved yet
  • people keeping their titles: Piratas, Reyes del Atlantida, Rush, Princesa Blanca

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-02-11

Goya destroys Zeuxis, as usual

taped 2012-02-07 @ Arena Mexico

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welcome namajague

Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela vs La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis: They were more off than usual here. Dalis and Tiffany were on different pages a few times (Tiffany doing her best to cover), and Goya and Zeuxis took turns creaming each other. They can do better than this.

Fuego, Metro, Sangre Azteca vs Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Shigeo Okumura: Extremely técnico focused, which is odd for a debut of a rudo. Not too odd for CMLL, they don’t usually think that way. Namajague did not come off as a rookie to me – he was very demonstrative and expressive, doing the little shaking and reacting you wouldn’t expect to see from a new guy (or a new guy to a masked gimmick), but more what you’d see from a veteran.


Virus never stops

Virus vs Loco Max: that felt like a long way to go to get that finish. Loco really had little he could do the match; for a guy who’s been in so many midcard singles matches, he did not seem like much of a singles match luchador here. If there was a story here, and I’m not sure there was, the idea was Virus was going to eventually win and Loco picked how he lost instead. But maybe the story here is this is a better trios feud than a singles one.


Kraneo tiiiimber

Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Super Porky vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis: The typical match you’re getting between these two teams, with four to five minutes cut out of the first fall to make the time work. You can see this one more complete on many a show, and at a higher gear. Máximo did do a heck of a leap to sell the fake low blow. Was Porky trying to plank here?

Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Pólvora, Rey Escorpion, Último Guerrero: They showed the replay graphic for about five minutes thru the first fall and post fall, because they forgot to turn it off when they got back to live footage. Pompin screwed up the count in the third fall. That’s what this match was. Rush may say he respects no one, but he sure has some nicer feelings towards Escorpion (who does as much damage to Rush as anyone) than Pólvora (who was shrugged off and destroyed.)