11/24-26 lucha videos

This week’s playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7TeISzQb7juTjWmvC2s0JUS&feature=view_all

La Historia de La Lucha Libre Mexicana from History Channel en Espanol:  http://www.sendspace.com/file/5ngoep
I watched half of this before realizing I’d seen it already, but here it is anyway. Enjoy the 15 seconds of Saruman & Magnus wrestling in Tony Salazar’s class, and a moment in time where Dragon Lee only existed as someone for Guerrero Maya to do moves on. Imagine if, instead of Reyes del Atlantida, there existed a long running trio of Negro Casas, Hijo del Signo, and Diamante – that would be odd.

El Luchador 2×6: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5rnxvj

11/24 Sobre el Ring (Octagon guests):  http://www.sendspace.com/file/e0e2id

11/24 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/iiarjd
11/25 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/lr45p1

11/24 En Busca de un Idolo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/p8t8l3 – Titan talks Triton off a ledge. 

CMLL Guadalajara: 2012-11-24
taped 2012-11-20 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrellita, Silueta vs La Comandante, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis
2) Atlantis, Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Dorada vs Morphosis, Psicosis, Tama Tonga
3) La Máscara vs Volador Jr.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-11-24
taped 2012-11-18 @ Arena Mexico
1) Fuego vs Namajague in a lightning match
2) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
3) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Tiger

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-11-24
taped 2012-11-16 @ Arena Mexico
1) La Máscara, Rush, Shocker vs Felino, Negro Casas, Volador Jr.
2) Titán vs Averno for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship

CMLL on Televisa: 2012-11-24
taped 2012-11-16 @ Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Super Halcón Jr. vs Hooligan, Raziel, Virus
2) Diamante vs Mephisto in a lightning match
3) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, La Sombra vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-11-24
taped 2012-11-20 @ Arena Mexico
1) Freesbe & Robin vs Cholo & Zayco
2) Camaleón, Höruz, Molotov vs Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Inquisidor
3) Diamante, Fuego, Sagrado vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
History: 1940s and Arena Coliseo
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente vs Felino, Negro Casas, Puma
Stellar Moments
5) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

AAA on Televisa: 2012-11-25
taped 2012-11-09 @ Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla
1) Cuervo & Fabi Apache vs Gran Apache & Mari Apache
Noti AAA
2) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Toscano
AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2012-11-25
taped 2012-11-09 @ Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla
1) Lolita, Mascarita Dorada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mini Psicosis, Polvo de Estrellas, Taya Valkyrie
2) Cuervo & Fabi Apache vs Gran Apache & Mari Apache
3) Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz vs Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Toscano
5) Cibernético & El Mesías vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano Jr.
CMLL Sin Piedad: 2012-09-09 – aired previously, wasn’t posted complete here
taped 2012-09-03 @ Arena Puebla
3) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
4) Rush vs Hiroshi Tanahashi

IWRG Zona XXI: 2012-11-26
taped 2012-11-25 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, Niko vs Araña de Plata, Eita, Imposible
2) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno vs Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Eterno
3) el Ángel, Hijo de LA Park, Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Oficial 911
4) Factor vs Cien Caras Jr. for the IWRG Rey del Ring Championship


indY () 12/02 Kids Arena, Monterrey
1) Star Boy vs Spider Boy vs Magistral
2) Super Cometa, Pirana, Xtasis vs Black Poisson, Dragon Kid, Cadaver
3) Chacala, Dark Fantasy vs Dama de Hierro, Nahomi
4) Epydemius, Demenzia vs Angel del Silencio, ANgel del Futuro vs Dranzer, Scravos vs rey Pantera, Mr. Pantera
4) Tigre Universitario, Galactar, Rey Imagen vs Barba Roja, Tony Boy, Iron

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Guerra de Titanes, AAA Reina de Reinas in Japan and upcoming TV schedule, Samuray del Sol

AAA held a press conference in Guadalajara to promote Guerra de Titanes. Perro Aguayo, Chessman and Cibernetico were to talk about the main event. Cibernetico said he’d prefer a one on one, and Perro suggested they just let the other four go so they could have itThe TNA surprise wrestler was not mentioned in the cruiserweight ladder match discussion; they didn’t just not mention a name, but they didn’t mention there was supposed to be a guy from TNA at all. Maybe there won’t be? Octagon Jr. was officially announced as La Parka & Octagon’s partner, as presumed. The match is being billed as Consejo vs AAA, but the gimmick is Dorian and Konnan are picking Silver King’s partners. In a separate interview, LA Park says Dr. Wagner always flees from him wherever they go (hmm) but they could settle in the cage. Park is totally uninterested in the other four guys, but would easily beat them should they end up together.

AAA also held a press conference in Japan, to hype today’s Reina de Reinas show with local promotion WAVE. Dorian Roldan traveled with the luchadors to this show, as did the crew from TerceraCaiada. Which leads today’s show

WAVE 11/27 Reina de Reinas:
Sexi Star b Jennifer Blake [Reina de Reinas, semifinal]
Kaguya b Fabi Apache [Reina de Reinas, semifinal]
Ayako Hamada, CIMA, Bashiko b Pimpinela, Lolita, Fenix
Sexi Star b Kaguya [Reina de Reinas]

Sexi Star keeps her title. Fenix impressed in his match.

AAA’s TV announced a year end taping in Acapulco on 12/21. That matches up with what Konnan was saying about the break period. The year end show is usual in Chilpancingo, though they went back there in May (maybe knowing they wouldn’t be going later?) The last taping I can find in Acapulco is July 2007, though there was a planned and canceled taping in 2008. My best guess at the TV schedule is

11/09 Puebla (11/17 & 11/24 – finished up this week)
11/15 Naucalpan (12/01 & 12/08 – everything airs)
12/02 Zapopan/GdT (12/15 & 12/22)
Best of filler show (just 12/29?)
12/21 Acapulco (01/05 & 01/12)
01/10 TBA

They usually run more than one week of filler shows and still could, but the schedule works nicely for just one. The pattern of two tapings shows continues, and will continue until there are more venues they can run.

Today’s Arena Mexico show has Ultimo Guerrero, Terrible, and Tama Tonga taking on Marco Corleone, Brazo de Plata, Maximo. The only built match is Niebla Roja vs Polvora, two rudos on opposite sides of the Guerrero breakup. The biggest match of the day is over in Guadalajara, where Princesa Blanca defends her Mexican National championship versus Estrellita and a title change is realistic possibility.

Diamante replaces Super Porky on Sunday’s Guadalajara show. The bigger news is that card is the same day as Guerra de Titanes, but it’s so ordinary that I didn’t realize it was meant to be opposition. It is a few more CMLL guys than usual, but anyone interested in heading to Zapopan for a six way cage match is not going to be change their minds because of a Volador vs Maximo main event. It is a token futile effort.

Samuray del Sol says he’ll be only using the Octagon Jr. in AAA. I think that’s the right move for him in the US; he can only change to Octagon Jr. later on when he needs a a fresh look for whatever reason. Samuray’s just breaking thru on the bigger promotions, not the right time to make the name change and confuse people. And the reality is, Octagon Jr. is going to mean something in front of the lucha audiences but not really much for the iPPV crowd. That’s where AAA is right now.

Dark Angel talks about her preparation for the bodybuilding contest this Thursday. She makes it sound like a fun challenge. I didn’t know this, but apparently no one knows who’s actually competing in the contest until the day of the contest.

IWRG has a couple of videos talking about the upcoming 50th anniversary of the family promoting in Naucalpan.

Rob has highlights of this year’s Heroes Inmortales.

There’s a column in SuperLuchas this week strongly critical of what I wrote about Pantera I, of the luchawiki, and of this site. I don’t have the time to respond today (and I don’t know that anyone cares about inter-media arguments), but I did want to at least acknowledge I saw it since I think that was the goal. Maybe I’ll get to it on Thursday. Always nice to find out people are actually reading the site, even when they greatly despise it.


Lucha Libre in Japan

11/25 FUKUMENMANIA 22: Stuka Jr. [O], Mr. Cacao , Hariken Kid b Arkangel de la Muerte [X], Diablo de la arna Negra, Mineo Fujita – Stuka torpedo splash in 23:40

11/27 NJPW: Strong Man & Manabu Nakanishi [O] b Diamante Azul [X] & Rush
Azul & Rush fall to 2-3, need to win out to have a chance


CMLL HERDEZ (SAT) 12/08/2012 Super Kompras, Santiago Tiangustenco, Mexico State
1) Camaleón & Leono vs Cancerbero & Raziel
2) Atlantis, La Máscara, Máximo vs Averno, Mephisto, Último Guerrero

Tickets free with $40 ($3 USD) of Herdez purchases at the supermarket. Sangre Azteca, recognizable enough to get his mask used for this promotion, not a big enough star to be on the card.

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