great match roundup, week of 11/10/2012

Another week of being negative.

Great/Excellent Matches

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-11-10
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-11-10
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-11-10
CMLL on Televisa: 2012-11-10 – though UG & Escorpion was good
AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2012-11-11

AAA Fusion: 2012-11-14 – the Fusion tournament match has a strong argument to be on the list, but it’d be the worst match on my list and I’m trying to keep it small so it doesn’t make it. The action was good, but not great enough to overcome silly stuff like pin break ups in an elimination match and a terminally dead crowd. If the match was great, the people should react to it, right?

IWRG Zona XXI: 2012-11-12 – tournament was generally good but not one particular match I’d recommend

Possibly Good Stuff I didn’t get to

IWRG TV: 2012-11-11 – Copa Higher Power is probably Great

I haven’t watched CMLL Guadalajara: 2012-11-10 but my impression is the minis cage match was a spectacle but not a great match.

XMW, Cerbero vs Cerbero, Trauma II vs Angel, CMLL schedule changes

XMW (SAT) 12/08/2012 Gimnasio Gloria [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Black Mamba, Black Puma, Fly Warrior, Harry Boy, Yoruba b Corsario Negro, Diablo, Fly Metalik, Metaleon, White [lumberjack strap]
White replaced Chica Ye-Ye
2) Dollar b Emo Extreme, Diva Salvaje
Emo and Diva replaced Heavy Boy and Lunathaor. Emo pinned Diva, Dollar beat Emo.
3) Arez b Ojo Diabólico Jr., Fulgore, Fly Star, Maiden, Sick Boy, Oscuro, Mr. Leo [Copa Preposada XMW]
No trophy was actually presented. Arez beat Mr. Leo to win the title.
4) Marcela b Ludark Shaitan [XMW WOMEN]
Marcela won the championship, though Ludark looked good in a defeat.
5) Saruman b Belial, Tornado, Impulso, Magnus [XMW JUNIOR]
Saruman kept his champion, beating Impluso. Magnus was added to the match.
6) Hijo del Fantasma b Dance Boy, Terremoto [DF LH]
Hijo del Fantasma kept his title.

Marcela did not have the XMW belt – or her CMLL belt – on Sunday’s show so I don’t know if they’ll be showing this acknowledging this in CMLL.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 12/09/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Dragoncito De Oro, Mini Batista, Mini Rey Cometa b Mini Policeman, Mini Rock Spirit, Piratita Morgan Jr.
Dragoncito de Oro replaced Mini Super Astro.
2) Alan Extreme, Eita, Imposible b Centvrión, Cerebro Negro, Freelance
Tecnicos were in control of the match when Freelance and Cerebro Negro had a mix up, and Cerebro Negro turned on both his teammates.
3) Oficial AK47 & Oficial Fierro b Rayan & Spartan [super libre]
Oficials bled so much, but the Comandos screwed up and lost the first fall. Lots of chair shots in the second with everyone bleeding. Comandos pinned Ak-47 after a Fierro mistake, but Fierro pulled Spartan’s mask and rolled him up, then beat Rayan for the win.
4) Dr. Cerebro, el Ángel, Trauma II b Canis Lupus, Carta Brava Jr., Oficial 911
Tecnicos took the first and were about to win the second when Cerebro Negro walked in and smacked Dr. Cerebro with a chair. Rudos took advantage for the fall. Trauma and Angel, who agreed to a truce, had problems in the third and were beat by the rudos for the win. Cerebro Negro ran back out for more, but Dr. Cerebro fought him off and they agreed to a hair match for next week. Trauma II wants a title match with Angel as well.
5) Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. DQ Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Trauma I
Capos jumped the tecnicos and took the first, Trauma I submitted Mascara in the second. Big brawl in the third. Pirata beat Wagner, Cien beat Hijo del Pirata, Pirata had Cien beat but Wagner came back in for the distraction, and Cien fouled Pirata while tossing him his mask. Refs ruled Pirata pulled Cien’s mask for the DQ.

Dragoncito de Oro is Voladorcito. Or at least was. has all the holiday changes

  • Sunday DF shows shift to Arena Mexico all the way until 01/13. Next Arena Coliseo show is 01/20. If I remember right, there’s been holiday festivities in the area of Arena Coliseo which makes it harder to actually get to the building, so they’ve been moving them to Arena Mexico. It’s the exact opposite of how CMLL used to work.
  • The Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (Tuesday) Arena Mexico shows will have special holiday start times of 5pm, a couple hours earlier than usual.
  • Puebla’s 12/24 and 12/31 shows move to 12/25 and 01/01, but keep their usual start time of 9pm. It’d be possible for luchadors to work both Mexico City and Puebla on those nights.
  • Arena Coliseo Guadalajara has no schedule changes, but adds a Friday night show on 12/28.


There’s a lucha art exhibition this weekend just outside of Monterrey.

a visit to Arena Coliseo Guadalajara by an outsider. This must be a few months old because Mistico was headlining.

a visit to El Salavador lucha libre by an outsider. I did not know there was a promotion in El Salavador!

In an interview to hype an appearance in Cuernavaca, Ultimo Guerrero mentions he was invited into lucha libre by his uncles, and he got his name from a rocker character on Television.  I am not sure who that would be and I didn’t know Ultimo Guerrero had luchador uncles.

A post on Box Y Lucha claims JLD Foundation wanted 100% of the gate, and CMLL had agreed to a number lower than that.

and another post says Lady Apache is currently hurt and will be out until February.


CMLL (SUN) 12/16/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Aereo & Pequeño Halcón vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Warrior
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Magnus, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
3) Fuego, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Cancerbero, Misterioso Jr., Raziel
4) Diamante vs Tiger [lightning]
5) La Sombra, Máximo, Super Porky vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Pólvora
6) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis [MEX TRIOS]
Reyes del Atlantida are champions going for their first defense.

Champions are still favorites, despite being destroyed two straight weeks.

CMLL (SUN) 12/16/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Azteca de Oro & Indigo vs El Hippie & Relampago
2) Black Metal & Virgo vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) Halcón de Plata & León Blanco vs Espectrum & Maléfico
4) Smaker vs Bárbaro Cavernario [OCCIDENTE MIDDLE]
Second defense, all (and the title decision match) champion Smaker versus Barbaro.
5) Ángel de Oro, Shocker, Titán vs Mr. Niebla, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura

Main event Namajague (on the Sunday show where everyone main events, but still.)

IWRG (SUN) 12/16/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Johnny Rivera & Serpiente de Oro vs Dragón Celestial & Fulgore I
2) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic vs Carta Brava Jr., Eita, Imposible
3) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Relámpago, Trauma I vs Canis Lupus, Eterno, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr.
4) el Ángel vs Trauma II [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Angel is champion. First defense attempt.
5) Dr. Cerebro vs Cerebro Negro [hair]

Everything here looks great.