great match roundup, May 2012

Great/Excellent Matches

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-05-05
Pequeno Reyes del Aire – great

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-05-26
Dragón Rojo Jr. vs La Sombra for the CMLL World Middleweight Championship – great

also, CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-05-19 had the fun Sangre Azteca turn which went absolutely nowhere

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List

CMLL En Busca de un Idolo, Week 1: 2012-04-29/05-01

CMLL En Busca de un Idolo, Week 2: 2012-05-04/05-06
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-05-05
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-05-05
CMLL on Televisa: 2012-05-05
AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2012-05-06

CMLL En Busca de Un Idolo, Week 3 : 2012-05-14/05-16
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-05-12
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-05-12
CMLL on Televisa: 2012-05-12
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-05-12
AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2012-05-12

CMLL En Busca de Un Idolo, Week 4: 2012-05-21/05-23
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-05-19
CMLL on Televisa: 2012-05-19
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-05-19
AAA on Televisa: 2012-05-20

CMLL En Busca de un Idolo, Week 5: 2012-05-25
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-05-26
CMLL on Televisa: 2012-05-26
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-05-26
AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2012-05-27

Mistico off FantasticaMania, videos for sale, lineups

Our friend Black Terry Jr. is looking to raise some funds by selling videos of some of the matches he’s filmed the last few years. You get can the info here. Prices are reasonable.

The great Mistico injury misadventure of 2013 has come to an unsurprising conclusion: he’s off the FantasicaMania shows due to left shoulder dislocation. Atlantis is headed to Tokyo to take his place. NJPW/CMLL have just dropped Atlantis into Mistico’s matches, including the singles match with Euforia on Saturday. That seems like something that might get changed later on. Mistico will still travel to Japan for scheduled meet/greet. After the tour, Mistico will return to Mexico to not wrestle until a sponsor has a show. (He’ll also probably go back to NJPW as makeup at some point.)

Atlantis may have been pulled from today’s Guadalajara show depending on if he’s flown out with the early guys or is leaving tomorrow. He’s not listed on any of the weekend shows, so CMLL prepared for Mistico not going even despite him working that show on Saturday. CMLL prepares lineups weeks ahead of time and there’s no obvious place Atlantis was pulled from. (He could’ve just had the weekend off.)

Today’s Arena Mexico show features a bunch of guys going on that tour, and not a lot of ongoing issues. Ultimo Dragoncito and Pequeno Olimpico meet up in the lightning match; it’s been 8 months since Pequeno Olimpico last defended the CMLL Mini Estrellas championship (against Ultimo Dragoncito!)

On Twitter, Mesias said he’d return to TNA at some point but AAA is his home. AAA TNA will be doing taped themed shows for most of their PPVs this year, and one of the ideas is an international tournament. There’s no guarantee AAA guys will ever show up there, but if they did, that makes as much sense as anyone.

Matt Cross explains who he is and hypes up his match with Daga. There is a weird vibe here. Daga is being portrayed as a young man who man someday make the big time. Daga is the actual world cruiserweight champion of the (arguable) biggest company in the country with international plans. Matt Cross calls himself here ‘the best unsigned talent’ – Daga is signed, Daga is legit, the dynamic here should be Matt Cross wants what Daga has, not Daga is honored to face this international guy. Stop acting minor league, start treating Daga like Canek.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.



CMLL (SUN) 01/20/2013 Arena Coliseo
1) Camaleón & Robin vs Camorra & Espanto Jr.
2) Magnus, Molotov, Super Halcón Jr. vs Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Nosferatu
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Tritón vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Sangre Azteca
4) Hombre Bala Jr. vs Hijo del Signo [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Puma
6) Shocker, Super Porky, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Pólvora

CMLL just as capable of putting on meaningless cards with half it’s stars in Japan. Terra is already promoting the card. Valiente vs Polvora in the main event?

CMLL (SUN) 01/20/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Idolo vs Demonio Maya & Demonio Rojo
2) Leo vs Azteca de Oro, Thunder Boy, Índigo, Relampago Azul, Black Metal, El Tapatío, Acertijo [OCCIDENTE WELTER, semifinal]
championship is vacant. First part of the tournament.
3) Halcón de Plata & Smaker vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Exterminador
4) Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. vs Namajague & Vangelis
5) Diamante Azul vs Último Guerrero

That’s Metal Blanco’s old title.  The last vacant tournament (after Mascara Dorada gave it up) was in 2009. Of the 10 guys in the match that time, only Acertijo & Thunder Boy repeat. There’s still 8 more guys, but there’s a lot of turnover.

I bet I could call every Azul/UG spot before it happens.

01/12-13 lucha videos

AAA & CMLL finished up their Best Of 2012 shows this week.

YouTube Playlist:

01/12 WWC:
01/13 WWC:

01/12 En Busca de un Idolo:

01/13 Fox Sports Espanol – Expediente Lucha Libre: El Santo:

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-01-07
taped 2011-02-06 @ Arena Naucalpan (yes, 2011)
1) Guizmo vs Guerrero 2000
2) Alan Extreme & Dinamic Black vs Imposible & Keshin Black
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Multifacético vs Bombero Infernal, Comando Negro, Hammer
4) Black Terry, El Brazo, Negro Navarro vs Ángel Mortal, Gran Apache, Head Hunter I
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Trauma I vs Bestia 666, Bobby Lee Jr., Carta Brava Jr., el Hijo del Canek, Hijo de LA Park, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Kung Fu Jr., Ultramán Jr. [seeding battle royal]
6) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 vs Bobby Lee Jr. in a eightfinal for the IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship
7) Ultramán Jr. vs el Hijo del Canek in a eightfinal for the IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship
8) Bestia 666 vs Kung Fu Jr. in a eightfinal  for the IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship
9) Hijo de LA Park vs Carta Brava Jr. in a eightfinal  for the IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship
10) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 vs Ultramán Jr. in a quarterfinal for the IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship
11) Hijo de LA Park vs Bestia 666 in a quarterfinal for the IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship
12) Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs Trauma I in a semifinal for the IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship
13) Hijo de LA Park vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 in a semifinal for the IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship
14) Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs Hijo de LA Park in a final match the IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship

La Luchas: 2013-01-08
taped 2012-12-11 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Höruz & Metálico vs Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Stigma vs Cancerbero, Inquisidor, Raziel
3) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Shocker vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Negro Casas vs Ángel de Oro for the NWA World Welterweight Championship

CMLL Guadalajara: 2013-01-12
taped 2013-01-08 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Magnus, Soberano Jr., Starman vs Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Nitro
2) Gallo, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Sangre Azteca
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-01-12
taped 2013-01-06 @ Arena Mexico
1) Aereo vs Pequeño OlímpicoBam BamPequeño ViolenciaMercurioFantasyPequeño WarriorPequeño NitroShockercitoAceroPequeño Universo 2000Pequeño Halcón in a Pequeno Reyes del Aire match
2) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Marco Corleone, Máximo, Super Porky

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-01-12
taped 2013-01-04 @ Arena Mexico
1) Rey Cometa vs Namajague in a lightning match
2) Ángel de Oro, Diamante, Stuka Jr. vs Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, Virus
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Mr. Águila, Psicosis, Volador Jr.

CMLL on Televisa: 2013-01-12
Best of 2012, Part 3 – new interviews

AAA on Televisa: 2013-01-12
Best of 2012, Part 3
Quien Pinta Por La Corona Recap
Psycho Circus dance Gangnam Style

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-01-12
taped 2013-01-08 @ Arena Mexico
1) Freesbe & Oro Jr. vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Aereo, Astral, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Diamante, Fuego, Sagrado vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
History: Gori Guerrero
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, La Máscara vs Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
Stellar Moments
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Titán vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto