Fantasy/Mercurio (& Volador/Devitt?), Factor wins in IWRG, AAA TV expo match online

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CMLL (SUN) 09/23/2012 Arena Coliseo [CMLL on Terra]
1) Apocalipsis & Inquisidor b Camaleón & Freesbe
Rudos took 1/3, Apocalipsis pinning Camaleon for the deciding pin.
2) Cancerbero, Hooligan, Súper Comando b Höruz, Leono, Metálico
Super Comando replaced Nosferatu. Rudos took 2/3. Hooligan Crash on Leono and Cancerbero top rope inverted silla on Horuz.
3) Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito b Aereo, Fantasy, Shockercito
Rudos took 1/3. Pierrorthito beat Astral and Mercurio snuck in a foul on Fantasy again. More mask ripping. Mercurio and Fatansy agreed to their mask match, which seemed set for next week.
4) Fuego b Sangre Azteca [lightning]
Fuego won in 8:10 when Sangre Azteca did a top rope splash on to Fuego’s knees.
5) Diamante, Hijo del Fantasma, Super Porky b Ephesto, Morphosis, Negro Casas
Tecnicos took 1/3. Morphosis and Negro Casas had problems leading to the finish, but it didn’t seem to be going anywhere. Negro had an equally random face off with Porky after the match.
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Prince Devitt DQ Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Volador Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3, Volador blatantly fouling Devitt, then making belt motions.

Fantasy & Mercurio did microphone challenges/agreements, so I think they’re set for next week. Volador just made hand motions and didn’t get the microphone, so I assume they’re waiting until after Dragon Rojo’s match on Friday. 10/07 is the first Sunday of the week, the usual Fan Appreciation show in Arena Mexico, which would make sense for one or both matches.

The Terra feed, outside of one switching error late, was perfectly fine this week. It took couple months, but they got it figured out.

IWRG (SUN) 09/23/2012 Arena Naucalpan [AYM Sports]
2) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic b Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro
Alan Extreme replaced Eita. Tecnicos took 1/3 when Carta Brava IWL ran in and attacked Carta Brava IWRG (right in front of the ref, who did nothing.) This looked like a very good match.
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Trauma II
Oficials took 2/3, AK47 submitting Trauma II.
4) Cien Caras Jr., Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Súper Nova b Freyser, Hijo de LA Park, Veneno
Rudos took 2/3, Cien Caras sneaking a foul on Veneno.
5) Máscara Año 2000 Jr. & Oficial Factor b Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Trauma I [seeding]
Everyone attacked Pirata Morgan, but he made a comeback and pinned Trauma I with a front cracker. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. beat Pirata with a northern lights suplex.
6) Trauma I b Hijo de Pirata Morgan [loser advances]
Trauma I submitted Pirata with a kneebar.
7) Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Oficial Factor [loser advances]
Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. won with a backcracker.
8) Oficial Factor b Hijo de Pirata Morgan [Rey de Reyes, IWRG JUNIORS]
Oficial Factor’s mask was on the line as well. Factor ripped up Pirata’s mask to shreds (his face was very visible.) Pirata went for revenge, but pulled Factor’s mask off. That should’ve been a DQ, but they stalled, then Pirata held Factor down and put his mask back on. After the ref took some blows, Factor pinned Morgan with a powerbomb and feet on the ropes.

This was the debut show on AYM Sports. While AYM listed the show starting at 6:30, it really started a few minutes before 7 and ran until around 9:45 (45 minutes over the listed time.) The opener took place while the announcers were talking. The crew is basically the same group which did the IWRG show on Teleformula (except for Aldo, who worked for that network; I assume the replacement guy works for this network.)  The show also included backstage interviews. The first one had a missed cue, but they were smoother the rest of the show.

I did live results for the first show. Do not expect that to be an every week thing. Though, given the history of IWRG shows not on TVC Deportes and shows on AULL in general.

I was watching as I was doing other things, but I thought the first two matches were good. They were working as if there was a brand new audience watching. I don’t think anyone really watched Tinieblas promotion, or the AULL shows, or the Revolution Free Style shows when they’ve been on this same network, but maybe live will be a difference.

Main event had only been announced as Rey de Reyes title, but both belts ended up on the line. No mention of who might be Factor’s dad.

AAA posted the Samurai del Sol, Fenix, Joe Lider vs Nicho, Daga, Dark Dragon match from the Lucha Libre expo. That would’ve only aired on the regional show, except at least our usual channel did not get the regional show this week. It’s nice AAA put it up.

AAA’s TV also mentioned they’ll be taping 10/12 in Tlahulilpan. That’ll be the first post Heroes Inmortales show.

LyC announced today their  show was moving to 3:30 pm on Sundays. I didn’t see until many hours until after it aired, and the usual 5-7 show was on anyway, but I guess that was the highlight/music video show.

La Copa’s weekend lucha column says the Mexico State lucha commission threatened on “social media” to stop the IWL show for endangering wrestlers and fans with their extreme matches. The Mexico State lucha commission is on Facebook? (This could’ve just been someone passing on word of what they might do. And it doesn’t appear they actually did anything, as always.)

Black Terry has photos from the XMW show this Saturday. There’s video from the matches on his YouTube channel.

Rob has Rey Cometa’s first interview on AAA TV, Black Warrior destroying Toscano with a tope, the first ever La Mistica, and highlights of 09/04/12 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news updates and the 09/15/12 AAA recap.


Lucha Libre in Japan

09/22 NOAH: Ikuto Hidaka [O] & Daichi Hashimoto b Super Crazy [X] & Ricky Marvin [G+ Cup]
This result sent Hidaka/Hashimoto to the final, where they lost to Taiji Ishimori & Atsushi Kotoge. Ishimori & Kotoge will get a shot at Crazy & Marvin’s GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles on 10/08, which appears to be Crazy’s last big match before returning home.

09/23 REINA X WORLD: Leon b Silueta, taking falls 1/3 of a three fall match. Okumura was in the crowd for the show. Okumura has seemed to work as CMLL office representative with NJPW. I’d guess that was happening here.

No CMLL participation on NJPW’s PPV today, but Tama Tonga mentioned in interviews that he’d be coming to Mexico next month. Tama, one of King Haku’s sons, wrestles more like Jimmy Snuka than his father. He really should be in as a tecnico and would do well in that role.