top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. CMLL’s Anniversary saw Terrible lose his hair to Rush and Puma King take Rey Cometa’s match, in big matches where the fans cheered stronger for the rudos. The quality of the matches were higher than TripleMania, with both big matches among the best of the year, but TripleMania reportedly drew twice as many paying fans.
  2. The event which got the most interest from the latest AAA TV taping, in Ecatepec on 09/16, was El Consejo debuting their own version of the Ke Monito blue monkey: Ke Changuito, a black monkey. The second biggest news was Halloween asking Mari Apache out and being turned down. These may indicate the lack of actual news from the taping. Los Perros continue to feud with new tecnico Hector Garza.
  3. AAA announced a new show to air on TVC Deportes called Fusion. The first taping is this Sunday. Since the show does not air on Galavision, AAA could sell it internationally without interference from Televsia. The show itself doesn’t have any big storylines, but it does have Dr. Wagner & LA Park teaming up for the first time in AAA, and the debut of a mystery fourth Inferno Rocker
  4. IWRG became the only Mexican promotion to run a live TV show this year. (CMLL’s been running a live to the Intenret show.) IWRG’s show last Sunday was aired on AYM Sports in both Mexico and the US. Both of us who watched thought it was neat. In a somewhat confusing main event, Ofical Factor won both the IWRG Rey del Ring championship and the IWRG Junior de Juniors title. The later title is supposed to be for second generation wrestlers, and Factor’s never been billed as one. Speaking of confusing, the show also continued the Carta Brava vs Carta Brava feud.
  5. AAA also is taping Thursday in Arena Nacualpan. No big matches, just set up for Heroes Inmortales. Wrestlers from IWRG will will appear, as will Samuari del Sol.
  6. AAA, which previous put TripleMania on their website for free, seems like they’re going to start uploading parts of their normal weekly show maybe just the stuff that’s been cut from their national show.

Other News

  • Shocker missed a couple weeks because he was hurt or because he wrestled a match in no condition to perform. Fans in Arena Puebla, where the incident happened, were well convinced Shocker had shown up drunk and taunted him about it.
  • CMLL announced Yet Another New Show: En Busca de un Idolo, showing the tournament from earlier this year which had previously only been seen on CMLL’s YouTube channel. There are now 9 different CMLL shows on the air or internet Gala, Fox, C3, 52MX, Terra, GDL, Estrellas TV (Puebla), TVC Deportes (also Puebla), Busca. That’s 12.5 hours of CMLL on TV a week, though some of that is duplicate material.
  • AAA’s Quien Pinta Por La Corona tour continue in Ciudad de Carmen, with 6 more wrestlers advancing to the December final.
  • NJPW visitor Prince Devitt has been feuding with Dragon Rojo to set up a title match this Friday. Fellow NJPW-er Taichi has been bumbling around and tripping over his own pants. Tama Tanga will be coming next month. Meanwhile, Mascara Dorada & Averno spent a couple weeks wrestling each other in NJPW, and Ricky Marvin and Super Crazy finished mid-table in a NOAH tournament. Marvin indicated he’d be returning to Mexico next month and next year.
  • CMLL minis Fantasy and Mercurio agreed to a mask match.
  • Konnan complained about poor treatment from Tijuana’s lucha libre commission and too many shows using AAA wrestlers in the area, which set up a promotion versus promotion feud.
  • Olimpico won the Occidente (Guadalajara) Heavyweight championship, declared it the greatest title in the universe.
  • Dragon Gate’s Eita Kobiyashi wrapped up his stint in Mexico by winning the DTU Alto Impacto championship. On the same DTU show, Crazy Boy teased a comeback with a main event anti-bullying run-in. Crazy Boy’s been out 18 months with a knee injury and at least one failed surgery to repair it.
  • IWL returned to run an electrified cage match and have Canek wrestle Steve Corino.
  • People who kept their titles: Juvi, Diamante Azul & Atlantis, La Mascara, Marcela
  • Mephisto saw The Dark Night Rises one too many times, decided he was Bane. This will be very interesting next time Volador dresses up as Batman.
  • Prince Devitt wore a sombero
  • CMLL filmed a PSA against violenice

2 thoughts to “top six stories of the last two weeks”

  1. Cubs fan remember you gotta count my upcoming novela starting October 8th on the biggest channel of them all “canal de estrellas” 8:15 at night….so there are 10 shows cause I’m reppin cmll!! Haha enjoying ur city bro!!

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