great match roundup, week of 11/17/2012

Great/Excellent Matches

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on Televisa: 2012-11-17
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-11-17
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-11-17 – but Rey Escorpion getting Polvora to turn on Niebla Roja was a thing of beauity. My high estimitation for Rey Escorpion as a personality is not accurately reflected in this sort of match selection process.
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-11-17
CMLL on Televisa: 2012-11-17
AAA Fusion: 2012-11-21

I can’t exactly remember my thoughts about Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, Saruman vs Alan Extreme, Imposible, Jack from IWRG Zona XXI, but I believe I thought was pretty good but not quite Great.

Possibly Good Stuff I didn’t get to it

IWRG TV: 2012-11-18 – 2) Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker vs Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro

Extreme Tiger in IWRG, LLUSA, Copa Junior

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 12/13/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Galaxie b Araña de Plata
one fall
2) Dinamic Black & Saruman b Eita & Imposible
Saruman beat Eita, but it was Dinamic Black would challenge Eita to a singles match.
3) Dragoncito De Oro, Mini Rey Cometa, Voladorcito b Bracito De Plata, Mini Policeman, Piratita Morgan Jr.
Dragoncito de Oro is obviously a different mini than Voladorcito now. Dragoncito & Cometa beat Pirata & Policeman at the same time Voladorcito beat Bracito de Plata. Referees decided it should be a tecnico win since Plata was the captain. Rudos rightfully complained.
4) Canis Lupus, Cerebro Negro, Fuerza Guerrera b Black Terry, Centvrión, Dr. Cerebro
Rudos took 1/3. Cerebro Negro defeated Dr. Cerbero with la Cerebina. Fuerza and Terry also feuded.
5) Extreme Tiger, Trauma I, Trauma II b Eterno, Oficial 911, X-Fly
Tecnicos took 1/3, Tiger with a 450 splash on X-Fly. X-Fly claimed Tiger had his feet on the ropes but was ignored.

Today is CMLL’s Sin Piedad, CMLL’s year end show for the sake of having a year end show. Activities on Tuesday suggest the big apuesta match might have been saved for a few weeks down the line, but it leaves this December show with a random tournament as it’s main event. La Sombra and Tama Tonga meet in the Copa Junior final. This is Sombra’s second singles match for a trophy on a Friday in a row, though the name won’t be removed from this trophy.  Tama Tonga has been an invincible Samoan in his CMLL run so far, but Sombra’s been near perfect of late as well. Tonga is currently not scheduled for any matches next week. Which ever way this goes, this might be it for him in Mexico for now, though he’ll be back to defend the tag titles at some point. I tend to believe Sombra will win, but I’ve picked against Tama every single time and I’ve been wrong every single time.

There are good matches on the rest of the show – Mascara Dorada vs Avero in a lightning match is the highlights – but not really much in terms of continuing storylines.

A marketing article on Dr. Pepper’s Hispanic advertising talks about them sponsoring the 2012 Lucha Libre USA tour, and mentions Dr. Pepper Ten will sponsor the 2013 tour. That means they’ll have a tour! (I believe this has been mentioned before, but sponsor money means they can actually pull this off.) Locations announced: San Jose, Las Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Laredo, San Antonio, Phoenix, Chicago, Las Vegas and either Detroit or Grand Rapids. No dates announced. I will be supporting Pequeno Halloween at the Chicago show.

Mistico is still being promoted as wresting at a show on Saturday in Tulancingo. It seems unlikely Mistico, still not scheduled for a single DF show, will be making his return in Tulancingo.

Bill has highlights from the second half of August in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara.


12/15-17 lucha times


== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: GdT part 1, but no hints from AAA on what will air (so far). Guessing title match this week, cage match next week.

AAA-Fusion: Between all the tapings they’ve doen so far, there’s 6 unaired matches, enough for 3 episodes, enough to take them thru the holiday season if they’d like. I’ll guess they finish off the Garza show this week with the opening Perros del Mal matches.

== CMLL ==

Galavision/Televisa: Copa Jr. Block B for sure, and probably the Tuareg vs Pegasso/Starman/Super Halcon

FOX: Sombra/UG should end up here if it airs at all, and probably the Avernos vs Azul/Dorada/Rush and Fantasma/Cometa/Triton vs Namajague/Azteca/Okumura

52MX: Invasors vs Atlantida buildup, maybe Marcela/Amapola.

C3: Tama Tonga & Terrible vs Valiente & La Mascara for the tag titles, Guerreros vs Revolucionarios

GDL: Negro Casas vs Angel de Oro for the NWA Welterweight championship.

EstrellaTV (Puebla): probably moving on to a new show this week, which means the start of the latest Atlanits/UG feud and the return of Bronco.

El Luchador: “Only Tony Salazar will decide if the mission is finally accomplished. Shocker faces his two biggest rivals: Mr. Niebla and his fear of commitment. Felino has one last chance to recapture Princesa Blanca. Dragon Lee will bear the responsibility for the most important mask in lucha libre and give life to a new legend.” Final episode.

En Busca de un Idolo: the trios preview of the final. There should be at three or four more episodes after this one.

Terra: The Invasors vs Atlantida trios title match!

== Other ==

IWRG-TVC Deportes: no episode aired last week, so maybe the 11/29 episode airs? Then again, it’s not actually on the scheduled this week either so I’m not sure. Angel/Eterno is on the next title match

IWRG-AYM Sports: leaving this here as torture. Cerbero/Cerbero, Angel/Trauma, a really good tecnico

ACM: it’s about time for a new episode, but only one man knows and it’s not me.