great match roundup, week of 12/08/2012

Great/Excellent Matches
CMLL on Televisa: 2012-12-08
La Sombra vs Volador Jr., Negro Casas, Ángel de Oro, Mephisto, La Máscara, Tiger, Máscara Dorada, Olímpico, Delta in a La Copa Junior semifinal match – GREAT

AAA Fusion: 2012-12-12
Flamita & Rocky Lobo vs Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano and Eita & Lancelot – GREAT

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List

AAA on Televisa: 2012-12-08
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-12-08 – close enough to being good that the Puebla verison might have worked.
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-12-08
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-12-08
IWRG Zona XXI: 2012-12-10

Possibly Good Stuff I didn’t get to it

Can’t find anything.

New Years Day shows, IWRG notes

Tonight’s Arena Mexico show has the big Bobby Zavala & Disturbio vs Tigre Blanco & Leono tag match. I still feel like the rudos are favorites here, but far from certain one. Polvora and Titan will also start off the year with a title match against each other, which seems more certain a Polvora win (but young rising tecnicos have won big on 01/01 before.)

There are holiday shows with regular lineups in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara and Arena Puebla, and the Laguneros are wrestling back home at Arena Olimpico Laguna. Perros del Mal runs in Arena Lopez Mateos, where both the main event and the semimain event feature teams that will surely split up before the end of their match. Ivelisse Velez debuts in the tercera. AAA has a show in Arena Azteca Budokan (Morenos) and some of their wrestlers are working these other shows. Arena Neza has a Solitario/Rayo vs Demon/Wagner match in what might be an incredible partners match. And IWRG has both a Copa High Power cibernetico between Black Terry & his students and Fuerza Guerrera & his students (they’ve split the two previous ones) and a relevos suicidas main event.

The Gladiatores recap of Sunday’s IWRG show adds a few details

  • After Alan beat Freyser by unseen foul, Freyser challenged Alan Extreme to a ‘winner gets a Temerario’ match
  • Semimain tecnicos actually won by DQ due to mask pull
  • Head Hunter said he was quitting Familia de Tijuana after their main event loss.

Rob has highlights of 11/15/12 AAA Naucalpan.

LuchaWorld has a KrisZ’s news update.

Carta Brava IWL talks about his goals for 2013.

DJ Spectro says 2012 was a bad year for lucha libre.

The mini who had the most matches in Arena Puebla was Astral. Sorry, Arena Puebla.

12/29-30 lucha videos

CMLL and AAA on Televisa are in Best of reruns the next 3 weeks. I’ll post any new material that might turn up, but don’t expect much. I did enjoy what AAA did this week.

CMLL GDL, Sobre el Ring, and Las Luchas were also reruns this week. I don’t post AAA Fusion but it was a rerun as well and I figure next week will probably be as well (TerceraCaida is a Top 100 of the 2012, taped in advance, so this is probably taped in advance as well.)

IWRG on AYM is back, thanks to a reader who’s sending DVDs. They’ll obviously be a little bit slower getting up than before, and we don’t have the 12/24 episode, but I’m grateful to get any episodes we can.

Thanks to everyone who’s helped with this video sharing project this past year.

YouTube Playlist:

En Busca de un Idolo epsiode 13: – first minute or so is missing

WWC 12/29:
WWC 12/30:

IWRG Zona XXI: 2012-12-17
taped 2012-12-16 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Centvrión, Freelance, Freyser vs Carta Brava Jr., Eita, Imposible
2) Golden Magic, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Trauma I vs Eterno, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Oficial 911
3) el Ángel vs Trauma II for the IWRG Intercontinental Middleweight Championship
4) Dr. Cerebro vs Cerebro Negro, hair vs hair

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-12-29
taped 2012-12-23 @ Arena Mexico
1) Marcela vs Princesa Blanca in a lightning match
2) Fuego & Stuka Jr. vs Cancerbero & Raziel for the Arena Coliseo (DF) Tag Team Championship
3) Mephisto, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. vs La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky

CMLL on Televisa: 2012-12-29
Best of 2012, part 1 – all matches aired before
brief promos in and out of matches (really not much, not sure I’m going to bother to put this up on YouTube)

AAA on Televisa: 2012-12-29
Best of 2012, part 1 – all matches aired before
AAA Happy New Year vignette

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-12-29
taped 2012-12-21 @ Arena Mexico
1) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
2) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Mr. Águila, Psicosis, Volador Jr.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-12-29
taped 2012-12-25 @ Arena Mexico
1) Fantasy, Shockercito, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior
2) Goya Kong, Lady Afrodita, Marcela vs Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
3) La Máscara, Shocker, Titán vs Black Warrior, Felino, Pólvora
History – Ringo Mendoza
Stellar Moments
4) Negro Casas vs Guerrero Maya Jr. for the NWA World Welterweight Championship

Noches de Coliseo: 2012-12-30
taped 2012-12-23 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Angelica & Lady Puma vs Hija de Karonte & Lady Maravilla
2) Tigre Universitario & Vaquero Romo vs Low Rider & Monje Negro and Demonio del Caribe & Silver Star and Difunto I & Difunto II
taped 2012-12-09 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
3) Electroshock, Galactar, LA Park vs Diluvio Negro I, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King
taped 2012-12-23 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
4) Big Neurosis, Galactar, Simbolo vs Hator, Head Hunter, Pierko el Boricua
5) Hijo de LA Park & LA Park vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr.