great match roundup, week of 09/22/2012

This is for LAST week. Not the videos that went up today. The week before.

I’ve watched and was impressed by 

09/22 CMLL Fox
Rey Cometa vs Puma King – excellent
Mexico vs Japan – great

09/22 CMLL Gala
Rush vs Terrible – excellent

09/23 IWRG AYM
Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic b Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro – great 

nothing from these shows

09/22 CMLL 52MX
09/22 AAA – the least memorable expo show
09/22 CMLL C3

Stuff I probably should’ve watched

The two title matches from IWRG TVC Deportes

is Lucha Libre AAA back on in the United States this weekend?

Maybe? Kind of? Only if you have obscure latino package channel AYM Sports.

AYM Sports’ programming guide lists “Lucha Libre AAA” as airing this Thursday night at 7pm. It airs again on Saturday at 9pm, another 2 hour show. AYM’s listings can be incorrect – Sobre el Ring is on when listed about half the time – and so there’s a chance this is some mistake and no show will air at that time. However, these same listings have cleaned up IWRG’s schedule (now listed with an 3 hour timeslot, with a rerun scheduled on Wednesday. If they’re fixing the schedule for Sundays, they’re probably fixing the schedule everywhere. Still, I’m questioning enough about that I needed to take a screen shot for proof.

A two hour AAA show is likely the show we’ve been calling AAA “Regional”. I’m not sure what AAA calls it, but we have given that name because it’s only aired on regional affiliates of Televisa (and not on their main feed.) If that’s what it is, this Thursday should be last weekend’s recent regional show, with matches from Ecatepec. Going forward, it could conceivably be the same show that airs in Mexico that weekend.

(It’s also possible it’s a wildly mislabeled indy show, or the new FUSION show – though TVC Deportes letting another sports channel airing their show is the most unlikely outcome.)

AAA has said nothing about a show a new AYM Sports (which airs in both Mexico and US.) AYM Sports has no active web presence, though they’ve left littered the internet with corpses of websites and social media accounts. AYM Sports is so small time, they don’t have a wikipedia page. At the same time, AYM is often bundled with two dozen other channels on latino channel packages. Few know the channel exist, but a lot have access to it or could good access to it.

In the US, AYM Sports appears to have no actual advertisers – the breaks are just old PSAs from the Church of the Later Day Saints and promos for other shows on the network (which just recently have started revealing when the shows are on!) I have no idea how this network makes money or exists in the first place, which makes it unlikely they’ve paid AAA to be on their AAA. (IWRG has said to be paid by their main sponsor for getting their logo on TV, perhaps that’s how AAA is making money here.) In Mexico, AYM has a slight relationship with Televisa’s biggest rival – TV Azteca – as they piggy back on their digital channels for over the air transmission.

Not The Only New Show This Weekend. Albert noted this in the comments, and Dr. Lucha had brought it up last week: if you get the new Time Warner (TW) Deportes channel, there’s a Lucha Libre on the schedule. It’s on tomorrow afternoon, 1pm, for two hours, and no one has any idea what is actually airing. Not a clue! Two hours makes me think it’s either the CMLL C3 show or the new Puebla show that’s been airing on Estrella TV, but your guess is as good as mine.

Psycho Circus squash foreigners, Mistico wins title

LEGEND (SUN) 09/30/2012 Arena Lopez Mateos [MT]
1) Black Terror Jr., Calle 13, Miedo Extremo b Blue Dragon, Extreme Misterio, the Black
2) Chapuline Negro, Dr. Máscara, Rey Mohicano b American Assassin I, American Assassin II, Hanaoka
3) Mini Histeria, Nihon Dragon, Taya Valkyrie b Big Mama, Black Thunder, La Parkita [lumberjack]
Black Thunder & La Parkita replaced Juan el Ranchero, while Mini Histeria was added to the other side.
4) Douki, Heddi Karaoui, Maya Balam, Zumbi b Argenis, Argos, Dr. Karonte, Dr. Karonte Jr. [elimination]
No Magnus. Turbo was set to replace him, but rudos destroyed him before the match. Dr. Karonte heroically stepped in for his team. Still, foreigners won when Argos accidentally hit Argenis with a chair and Zumbi got the pin.
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Alex Koslov, Chris Masters, Rocky Romero
Rudos won the opening fall with a Masterlock on Murder Clown (who ended up with an arm injury.) Psychos came back to win 2/3, pinning Masters with the piggy back splash

LLA (SUN) 09/30/2012 Gimansio Neuvo Leon [_danielgonzalez]
5) Mistico b Último Guerrero, Atlantis [LLA AZTECA]
Mistico pinned champion UG to win the title.

Way too soon for Mistico to be winning a title, and it really shouldn’t be a hot potato title as his first championship. Unless CMLL is just going to pretend this didn’t happen.

3rd defense. Like his teammate (?) Polvora, Virus has beat both Arena Coliseo tag champs in title defenses.

Shocker, in promoting the new season of El Luchador (October 17th!) says the two hardest battles he’s had in his career are success and injuries. Success alone is not the problem, but success mixed with alcoholism has been. Shocker says being a new dad has motivated him to stay away from alcohol.

Puma King was surprised to receive so much support from the fans at the Anniversary show, but feels like the fans started to get behind him after the En Busca de un Idolo tournament. Puma is very thrilled about some positive comments Satanico made about him. He’d like to move up and face the top guys (Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero) but knows Rey Cometa is still after him and is okay fighting him more, since they have a good match every time.

A recap of an AAA show on Sunday in Oaxaca mentions Decnnis in the semimain, which means he couldn’t be one of the Infierno Rockers in  DF the same day. (Also, Teddy brought his cat to the ring.)



LyC (SUN) 10/07/2012 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) ? vs ??
2) Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II vs Bengali & Cats and Hijo Del Mongol Chino & Mongol Chino Jr.
3) Canek Jr., Fishman Jr., Hijo De Kato Kung Lee, Kung Fu Jr. vs Difunto I, Monje Negro Jr., Potro Jr., Tigre Universitario
4) Blue Demon Jr. & Rico Rodriguez vs Máscara Púrpura & Rayo de Jalisco Jr.

Built off this past Sunday’s show, though results haven’t turned up for it.

09/29-30 lucha videos

YouTube playlist: – should be live around the time this posts.

09/29 WWC:
09/30 WWC:

09/29 Sobre el Ring:
they visit Leon (city, not the wrestler)

09/29 En Busca de un Idolo on Fox Sports +:

La Luchas: 2012-09-25
taped 2012-09-18 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Halcón de Plata & Starman vs Demonio Maya & Ráfaga
2) Leo, Metatrón, Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Bárbaro Cavernario, Skándalo
3) Diamante vs Olímpico for the Occidente State Heavyweight Championship
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Prince Devitt vs Euforia, Rey Escorpión, Volador Jr

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-09-29
taped 2012-09-23 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Fuego vs Sangre Azteca in a lightning match
2) Aereo, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito
3) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Prince Devitt vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Volador Jr. 

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-09-29
taped 2012-09-21 @ Arena Mexico
1) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
2) Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Niebla Roja, Puma King, Virus

CMLL on Televisa: 2012-09-29
taped 2012-09-21 @ Arena Mexico
1) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Prince Devitt vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Águila, Taichi
2) La Máscara, Máximo, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Último Guerrero 

CMLL Guadalajara: 2012-09-29
taped 2012-09-25 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Gallo, Rey Cometa, Smaker vs Pólvora, Puma King, Skándalo
2) La Sombra, Rush, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Águila, Rey Escorpión
3) Prince Devitt vs Volador Jr. 

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-09-29
taped 2012-09-25 @ Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Super Halcon Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Hooligan
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Zeuxis
3) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs La Máscara, Sagrado, Stuka Jr.
Stellar Moments
4) Titán vs Mephisto

AAA on Televisa (Combined): 2012-09-30
taped 2012-09-16 @ Centro Civico de Ecatepec, EdM
1) Dinastía & Mascarita Dorada vs Mini Charly Manson & Mini Histeria
2) Cuervo & Fabi Apache vs Gran Apache & Mari Apache
3) Cibernético, Héctor Garza, Ozz vs Chessman, Halloween, Psicosis
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Jack Evans vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Teddy Hart

CMLL Sin Piedad: 2012-09-30
taped 2012-09-17 @ Arena Puebla
1) Molotov, Pegasso, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Artillero, Skándalo
2) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pólvora, Virus
3) Marcela vs Amapola for the CMLL World Women’s Championship
4) La Sombra, Prince Devitt, Shocker vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Taichi

IWRG Zona XXI: 2012-09-30
taped 2012-09-30 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Saruman vs Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Temerario Infernal
2) Carta Brava Jr. I, Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro vs Carta Brava Jr. (IWRG), Rayan, Spartan
3) Dr. Cerebro, el Ángel, Hijo de LA Park vs Comando Negro, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Oficial AK47
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Máscara Sagrada, Veneno vs Cien Caras Jr., Factor, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000