Ultimo Guerrero pins Atlantis, Black Warrior, AAA in Toluca

CMLL (MON) 04/29/2013 Arena Puebla [El Popular]
1) Blue Center & Siki Ozama Jr. b Milenium & Tigre Rojo
2) Hijo del Signo, Hooligan, Nitro b Metálico, Starman, Stigma
Newspaper says Nitro pinned Metalico with his feet on the ropes.
3) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa b Felino, Puma, Tiger
No mention of any problem between Puma & Tiger.
4) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Shocker b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Shocker submitted Dragon Rojo.
5) Negro Casas, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Titán
Titan replaced Sombra. Tecnicos took 2/3. Ultimo Guerrero tried to submit Atlantis with the Atlantida, Atlantis escaped and small packaged him for the win.

Sombra was working an outdoor show in Tepic.  Looks like it drew well.

Diamante Azul & Titan replace Marco Corleone & Thunder tonight in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara. Not sure why Marco was listed (except they make these lineups out well in advance.) I’m amused by this idea that Titan is an underground luchador who never gets advertised, like he’s a secret character in a video game.

There’s a rumor Black Warrior has retired. He hasn’t been on CMLL cards since the end of February. Warrior has had large periods of inactivity in recent years and even if he’s actually retired, it would be no surprise to see him pop up again. He has seemed like a guy very disinterested in working meaningless midcard matches, but that’s all CMLL has had for him for the last couple years.

Fresero Jr.’s Facebook mentions he’s working a taped for TV show on 05/30 in Toluca. I’ve heard that date and location would likely be another TV taping, so that confirms it. If it’s a Sin Limite taping, it’s the shows airing the day of TripleMania and the week after, though the only people who know for sure what the deal is with AAA TV work for AAA.

The NJPW recap of the Cometa/Namajague match mentions Okumura was promising a big star from Japan as reinforcements. Okumura is always kind of saying that, but a heavyweight from Japan coming over during May’s NJPW Best of Super Juniors tournament would make sense and it’s the kind of thing that’d be announced at their PPV next week. NJPW also announced they’d be running a PPV in Akita in July, which is Namajague’s home town.

AJPW’s Seiya Sanda is possibly coming to Mexico for an excursion. The two AJPW young guys who came to Mexico a month ago haven’t been mentioned as working anywhere. I did hear they were at the AAA TV taping in Leon, but they didn’t appear.

Rob has highlights of CMLL’s 79th Anniversary show.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.



CMLL (MON) 05/06/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Meyer & Tigre Rojo vs Ares & El Malayo
2) Camaleón, Höruz, Magnus vs Artillero, Súper Comando, Taurus
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Luna Mágica vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Thunder vs Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Tecnicos are listed as Los Cadetes del Aire

That main event trios name is probably just hype for the match, but I’d survive Mistico if it meant Dorada & Valiente as a regular team. There are better people than Mistico II, but if you just look at the other tecnicos names on the card, there are a lot of worse people than Mistico II.


04/27-28 lucha videos

The feed I used for Puebla was off when Puebla aired. Unsure if there’s a rerun this week. I think it’s possible the US feed of Multimedios is airing infomercials over the Mexican channel’s programming; we’re getting a couple matches cut up or come back from late each week as a result. (What we really need is the webfeed of that channel to show up again.)

I finally figured out how to record the Terra shows straight from the feed (much better than the screen capture bit we’ve done before), during the show. Answer was right in front of me the whole time. It does seem like I’ll have need to have access to my recording computer to grab the show, since the link for the show changes each week, so it may not be a weekly thing. It didn’t help a lot this week – Terra’s feed started dropping frames during the middle section of the show and the resulting videos are only sort of watchable. It does get better later in the show. I also chopped up the 04/14 Terra show they uploaded to their site – the only one so far – so I could more easily link to the matches which didn’t air on 52MX.

(This reminded me that the Namajague/Rey Cometa heat up angle from 04/14 didn’t air anywhere but on Terra. I don’t think we can blame that match for not drawing casual fans because not a single casual fan would’ve known it was happening.)

There’s a lot of videos here, and I’m sure something is not right. I already know I tried to fix the audio sync issues on SLP & Terra, but it didn’t work, and I had to reencode and reupload a few things. If there’s anything else, let me know.

YouTube Playlist:

04/26 LuchaMania: http://www.sendspace.com/file/dx35bf – 1 hour version of the half hour show posted last week
04/26 Sobre el Ring: http://www.sendspace.com/file/mrn2mf

04/27 WWC:  http://www.sendspace.com/file/x2a61g
04/28 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/tv0czj

CMLL on Terra: 2013-04-14  – only those which didn’t air on 52MX
taped 2013-04-14 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Camaleón vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Magnus, Soberano Jr., Super Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Boby Zavala, Nosferatu
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Shigeo Okumura

AAA on UTDN: 2013-04-25
taped 2013-04-15 @ Domo de la Feria de Leon
Blue Demon Jr. promo
part 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5tuv71
part 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/pmcr8h
1) Fabi Apache, Jennifer Blake, Lolita vs Mary Apache, Sexy Lady, Taya Valkyrie
2) Alan Stone, El Elegido, Toscano vs Argos, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King
3) Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz vs Daga, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween, Psicosis

AAA on Televisa: 2013-04-27
taped 2013-04-15 @ Domo de la Feria de Leon
1) Aerostar, Argenis, Fénix vs Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
2) Blue Demon Jr. & El Mesías vs LA Park & Texano Jr.

CMLL Guadalajara: 2013-04-27
taped 2013-04-16 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ag0e93
1) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Silueta vs Amapola, La Comandante, Zeuxis
2) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
3) Mistico vs Último Guerrero

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-04-27
taped 2013-04-21 @ Arena Mexico
full show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5hrh4g
1) Valiente vs Pólvora in a lightning match
2) Hijo del Fantasma, Rush, Shocker vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
3) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Mistico vs Negro Casas, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-04-27
taped 2013-04-23 @ Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Oro Jr. vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lady Afrodita vs La Comandante, La Vaquerita, Zeuxis
3) Fuego, Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Vangelis
Stellar Moments
4) Stuka Jr., Super Porky, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
History: Alfonso Dantes
5) Ángel de Oro, Shocker, Thunder vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-04-27
taped 2013-04-19 @ Arena Mexico
1) seeding battle royal
2) La Sombra & Soberano Jr. vs Herodes Jr. & Terrible in a CMLL Gran Alternativa eightfinal match
3) Rush & Sensei vs Cholo & Rey Bucanero in a CMLL Gran Alternativa eightfinal match
4) Boby Zavala & Rey Escorpión vs Blue Panther & Leono in a CMLL Gran Alternativa eightfinal match
5) Camaleón & Super Porky vs Espanto Jr. & Mr. Niebla in a CMLL Gran Alternativa eightfinal match
6) La Sombra & Soberano Jr. vs Rush & Sensei in a CMLL Gran Alternativa quarterfinal match
7) Boby Zavala & Rey Escorpión vs Espanto Jr. & Mr. Niebla in a CMLL Gran Alternativa quarterfinal match
8) Boby Zavala & Rey Escorpión vs La Sombra & Soberano Jr. in a CMLL Gran Alternativa semifinal match

CMLL on Televisa: 2013-04-27
taped 2013-04-19 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/b5a0cf
1) Metálico & Molotov vs Disturbio & Hijo del Signo 

2) Averno & Mistico vs ValienteRey CometaGuerrero Maya Jr.FuegoVolador Jr.Sangre AztecaTigerNamajague in a cibernetico #1 contenders match for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship
3) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Shocker vs Euforia, Mr. Águila, Último Guerrero

La Lucha Se Le Hace (SLP): 2013-04-27
taped 2013-04-21 @ Arena Mexico San Luis Potosi
1) Dr. Satan, Sombre Del Misterio, Tomahawk (slp) vs Acrobata, Aguila Negra, Luego De Plata
2) Alma Roja, Coronel Castro, Mascara Infernal vs Brujo Cosmico, Saloma, Uniko
3) Vacamundo vs Golpe De Dragon [SLP MIDDLE ]
4) America, El Baron, Sabu Jr. vs El Galeno, Rayo De Plata IV, Rayo De Plata Jr.

CMLL on Terra: 2013-04-28
taped 2013-04-28 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show: http://www.mirrorupload.net/file/0Y64WPV1/#!20130428cmllterra.avi
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Tritón vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
http://www.sendspace.com/file/h7a2jn – ending only
3) Estrellita vs Amapola in a lightning match
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Puma, Rey Bucanero, Tiger
5) Diamante Azul, Rush, Shocker vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja
6) Mistico vs Volador Jr.

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-04-28
taped 2013-04-21 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Ángel Del Amor & Astro Rey Jr. vs Imposible & Picudo Jr.
2) Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota, Saruman vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Buter Fly, Canis Lupus
3) Centvrión, Chico Che, Dinamic Black vs Carta Brava Jr., Eterno, Scorpio Jr.
4) Danny Casas, Heavy Metal, Veneno vs Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II

Noches de Coliseo: 2013-04-28
taped 2013-04-21 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
Full Show: http://www.mirrorupload.net/file/0CSSGLAS/#!20130427nochesdecoliseo.avi
1) Iron (Monterrey), Memo Valles, Zayco (Monterrey) vs Dranser, Misionero, Scravos
2) Dralion vs GalactarArtillero (Monterrey)Rey OrionRey ImagenGato Fantasma Copa Cruceros tournament final match – joined in progress
3) Perverso vs Genocida [AMERICAS HEAVY]
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Chico Latino & Gemelo Muerte I  – final 2 falls only
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Máscara Púrpura vs Konnan Big & Rico Rodriguez

AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2013-04-28
taped 2013-04-15 @ Domo de la Feria de Leon
1) Dinastía, Máscarita Divina, Rey Celestial vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Histeria

Eterno defeats Casas, Santo on Park/Wagner, Atlantis on mask challengers

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 04/28/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Cósmico & Mini Multifacetico b Oficialito 911 & Oficialito Fierro
Cosmico replaced Mini Canis Lupus & Mini Cobra, while AK47 did not appear for the rudos.
2) Alan Extreme, El Sable, Niko b Freelance, Saruman, Serpiente de Oro
Sable’s debut here – he’s from Hidalgo.
3) Canis Lupus, Carta Brava Jr., Scorpio b Chico Che, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic
Carta Brava and Dinamic Black feuded heavily.
4) Cien Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 b Negro Navarro, Pantera, Veneno
Heavy’s teammates didn’t trust him, especially since Heavy was screwing around before match, but it was revealed to be a way to mess with Negro Navarro. Team Metal took falls 1/3, Heavy using the ropes to beat Negro in the third.
5) Eterno b Danny Casas [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Eterno won the first with a Style Clash. Danny Casas took a quick second fall with a casita. Danny kicked out of the Super Styles Clash but Eterno put him down with a superplex for the win. First defense for Eterno.

It’d be funny if Heavy Metal was turning rudo here while being a big time tecnico for TripleMania. Crowd did support Eterno over Danny Casas in the main event, so it’d probably work if they were a rudo team.

Kaiser Sports has some post show quotes from Hijo del Santo. He confirmed LA Park and Dr. Wagner Jr. will meet on their next show (May 11), but Santo feels Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera is too small for a mask match between the two and will only run it in Plaza de Toros Mexico (41,000 seats) if the two agree to it. If I stop to take this serious, that seems at least two times to large, though it’s all dependent on how cheap the tickets are. Santo thinks La Migra will be back, but with a slightly different trio because one of them has signed with WWE. (Not mentioned which one, but there are a couple twitter messages which seem to give it away.) As for his own trio, Santo says teaming up with Solitario & Wagner is dependent on his partners willingness to do so, but he appreciated them working together and not teasing a betray at any moment of their match.

If TxT stays with their current schedule, they’ll either be running their June show on the 8th or the 15th (the night before TripleMania, which would make for a busy weekend.)

CMLL Gaceta has an interview with Atlantis, talking about wrestling for thirty years. Atlantis notes he’s frequently challenged for mask matches – “even people from other companies” – but in his view, the mask match with Ultimo Guerrero should just be a one on one battle and no one else should be involved. Atlantis is willing to talk about other matches after he gets thru that one. Atlantis says the biggest moment of his career was his first mask win over Talisman, because he didn’t know if he’d win or if his career would just end right there. Atlantis has no idea what he’d do if he lost his mask, saying he may just run out of the ring, but he can’t imagine the situation.

CMLL announced Tuesday and Friday Arena Mexico shows will have children’s tickets marked down to 1 peso. It only applies to children under 10, and from row 11 and back. CMLL also mentioned the May 1oth (Friday) show will be their Mother’s Day show.


Lucha Libre in Japan

04/29 Stardom: Dark Angel beat [ref stoppage] Act Yasukawa in 10:42 to win the vacant Wonder of Stardom Championship (2nd champion.) Hooray!


IWRG (THU) 05/02/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Seiya vs Dragón Celestial
2) Mr. Leo & Saruman vs Fulgor & Picudo Jr.
3) Chico Che, Freyser, Golden Magic vs Factor, Rayan, Spartan
4) Centvrión, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Veneno vs Pasion Kristal, Polvo de Estrellas, Yuriko
5) Danny Casas, Pantera, Pirata Morgan vs Eterno, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., X-Fly

Eterno & Danny Casas, still fighting. A lot of exotico matches here of late. Comando Elite hasn’t been together as a unit in a while.

CMLL (SUN) 05/05/2013 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Robin vs Guerrero Negro Jr. & Herodes Jr.
2) Acero, Fantasy, Pequeño Halcón vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000
3) Pegasso, Sagrado, Tritón vs Morphosis, Sangre Azteca, Vangelis
4) Ángel de Oro vs Felino [lightning]
5) Diamante Azul, Máximo, Rush vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Volador Jr.
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión vs Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente

Main event could be fun.

CMLL (SUN) 05/05/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Índigo & Javier Cruz Jr. vs El Piraña & Thunder Boy
2) El Divino & El Ídolo vs Demonio Maya & Évola
3) Black Metal, Metatrón, Smaker vs Acertijo, Espectrum, Magnum
4) Diamante, Gallo, Stuka Jr. vs Maléfico, Namajague, Ráfaga
5) Atlantis & Thunder vs Mr. Niebla & Rey Bucanero

Acertijo’s first match unmasked.

Mexicans defeat Migra, Mistico wins but humiliated, Acertijo unmasked

photo by Black Terry Jr.

TxT (SAT) 04/27/2013 Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del RingThe GladiatoresYahoo! Deportes]
1) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. b Golden Magic & Poseidón (Laguna)
Golden Magic & his partner replaced Rayo Tapatios. His partner was originally listed as Triton, then Poseidon on Yahoo and EdR, and Principe Celeste on the Gladiatores. He’s originally listed as Triton, is listed as from Torreon and a Dr. Wagner Jr. student. Piratas took 1/3.
2) Esther Moreno & Rossy Moreno b Chik Tormenta & Diosa Maya
Morenos took 1/3.
3) Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón b Black Terry, Scorpio Jr., Shu el Guerrero
Trio Fantastia took 2/3. Shu el Guerrero and Super Muneco feuded, Muneco pinning Guerrero with a casita. Mask challenges followed, yet again. Muneco was fighting on a hurt knee.
4) Angel Blanco Jr. & Cien Caras Jr. b Fuerza Guerrera & Pirata Morgan [Trofeo Angel Blanco, semifinal]
5) Rayman & Saruman b Dinamic Black & Imposible [Trofeo Angel Blanco, semifinal]
6) Rayman & Saruman b Angel Blanco Jr. & Cien Caras Jr. [Trofeo Angel Blanco, final]
Blanco gave his opponents credit for a win and added a pointless mask challenge.
7) Dr. Wagner Jr., El Hijo Del Santo, El Hijo del Solitario b Derek Sanders, Oliver John, Shaun Ricker
Team Mexico took 1/3. Oliver John gave Santo a piledriver after the mat.

No LA Park on the show, but a poster is already out listing Dr. Wagner Jr. vs LA Park for the next TxT show on 05/11. Hope they bring the flammable chairs. Odd they’d have Santo beat Migra twice, and then still try to do a big angle with Santo getting laid out after the fact.


CMLL (SUN) 04/28/2013 Arena Mexico [@therealfredo, CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
***Kids Day Show***
1) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior b Eléctrico, Pequeño Halcón, Stukita
Electrico replaced Shockercito. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Tritón b Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
Tecnicos took 1/3, Triton pinning Virus in the third.
3) Amapola b Estrellita [lightning]
Amapola won clean with the Devil’s Wings.
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., Máscara Dorada, Super Porky b Puma, Rey Bucanero, Tiger
Rey Bucanero replaced Mr. Aguila, who was listed as working an indy show which started around the same time as this one. Tecnicos took 2/3. Bucanero broke up a Puma pin in the third, leading to to an argument. Tiger started to play peacemaker, but then superkicked his brother. Tecnicos took advantage for the win. Rudos argued again after the match, with Tiger again siding with Bucanero.
5) Diamante Azul, Rush, Shocker b Euforia, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja
Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Mistico DQ Volador Jr.
Volador took fall 1 with the backcracker. Mistico took fall 2 with a torito after being dominated for a lot of the fall. Third fall was a long bit of near falls, as usual. Mistico got La Mistica II on, but Volador battled and Mistico had to let go for naerly being pinned. Mistico went for the orignal La Mistica (again, slower than the original), but Volador escaped and pulled his mask off. Referee Rafael el Maya complained and got kicked. Volador again called Mistico a weak copy, while Mistico insisted he had heart and victories. Mask match challenge was made.

The barricades of the last few years were not present, and the ring apron was all white. Attendance might have been up a little; the cheaper (farther) segments seemed to be more full. The Bucnaero/Tiger/Puma bit felt like a storyline for El Luchador, and this is the time of year where material has been taped. However, on the last season of El Luchador, they dropped any problems between them – they were cheerfully playing video games against Tiger & Puma other on one episode. I dunno. (Maybe this is the start of a longer story.)

CMLL (SUN) 04/28/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Demonio Maya & Espectrum b Idolo & Virgo
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Sky Kid & Smaker b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
Brothers vs brothers. Tecnicos took 1/3 to win the match.
3) Ángel de Oro, Gallo, Stuka Jr. b Maléfico, Namajague, Ráfaga
Stuka beat Rafaga to take the match, tecnicos 2/3.
4) Leo b Sangre Azteca [OCCIDENTE WELTER]
Leo came in as champion. Leo took the first with a tapatia, Sangre Azteca took the second with his low blow dropkick, and Sangre fouled Leo in the third for a DQ. Leo keeps the title. Second known defense
5) Bárbaro Cavernario b Rey Cometa [super libre]
Rey Cometa took the first, then was DQed in the second for unspecified reasons (match had been listed as super libre.) Namajague distracted Cometa in the third, allowing Barbaro to beat Cometa for the big upset.
6) Azteca de Oro & El Hippie b Acertijo & Sádico [mask, hair]
Rudos took the first, and had Azteca de Oro beat in the second. Hippie beat both rudos to keep the tecnicos alive. Azteca de Oro pulled the same save in the third, giving the tecnicos the win. Sadico lost his hair, while Acertijo was revealed to be Raúl Rodíguez Santacruz. No mention of age or years, but he’d been wrestling here for the last four and half years.

Xtreme Tiger is headed to IWC, a Pittsburgh indy promotion (run at least in part by Xema Ion, I think I heard.) My biggest regret of the ChilangaMask show is not trying to get definite word on the spelling of Extreme/Xtreme’s name.

Rob has highlights of 11/13/06 AAA in Irapuato, 11/18/06 AAA in Cuernavaca, and CMLL 09/17/12.

LuchaWorld has the latest LuchaWorld podcast, and KrisZ’s news update. I never did get that email, so I must be free and clear.


04/27 AAA Evolucion Results (Chilpancingo)

AAA Evolucion (SAT) 04/27/2013 Plaza de Toros Belisario Arteaga, Chilpancingo, Guerrero [AAA]
1) Flamita, Lucky Boy, Niño de Ébano b Apolo Estrada Jr., Carta Brava Jr., El Apache
Apache replaced Dr. Cerebro. Flamita beat Dr. Cerebro.
2) Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, Octagoncito b La Hechicera, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
Faby beat Taya with a northern lights suplex.
3) Bugambilia, Mamba, Pasion Kristal b Aerostar, Argenis, Súper Fly
Mamba beat Super Fly with a brainbuster. After the match, Texano hit the ring to declare he was welcoming opening challenges to his title alone. Argenis decided to try his luck again.
4) Texano Jr. b Argenis [AAA HEAVY]
Fifth defense. Texano needed to sneak in a foul this time. Texano kept beating up Argenis after the match and Heavy Metal made the save. Metal asked for a title shot. Texano turned him down, saying saying he took Metal’s hair before (2008, in a CMLL cage match) and Heavy Metal is washed up.
5) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider b Daga & Psicosis
Made no disqualification. Daga beat Lider with a top rope Canadian Destroyer.
6) Fénix, Heavy Metal, La Parka b Chessman, Parka Negra, Pentagón Jr.
Heavy Metal beat Chessman with a casita.
7) Cibernético & El Mesías b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano Jr.
Tecnicos won when Heavy Metal hit Texano with a guitar.

Air Date: 05/30, 06/06 and 06/13

I’m not that excited about seeing a “washed up” guy who Texano already beat face him for the title at TripleMania. That sure seems to be implication here. That’s closer to a likely thing thing anything else built up here, because there isn’t any sign of an undercard. Guessing Daga defends against a whole group of cruiserweight people including Crazy Boy and Joe Lider, since they keep facing each other, and maybe Axel because he’s around. Add in something along the lines of Mesias vs Blue Demon (and Konnan?) and Atomic Boy vs Apache and you’ve got a suitably random undercard.

Next announced taping is 05/12 in Durango.

05/24 AAA Evolucion Lineup (Tampico)

AAA Evolucion (FRI) 05/24/2013 Auditorio Municipal de Tampico
1) Freelance, Mamba, Saturno vs Carta Brava Jr., Eita, Mike Segura
2) Faby Apache, Flamita, Octagoncito vs Eterno, Mini Charly Manson, Taya Valkyrie
3) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Angélico & Jack Evans
4) Escoria, Fénix, La Parka vs Daga, Parka Negra, Pentagón Jr.
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Villano IV
6) Cibernético vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Air Date:  05/30, 06/06 and 06/13? The UTDN has to be going at least half Evolucion, if only because they have taped too much TV for it not to be. I am not prepared for a situation where I’m writing about 2 more hours of lucha libre TV a week. The AAA chart has been completely redone, going with what they’ve said about each taping instead of trying to make guesses.

KrisZ found this last night. Poster from SuperLuchas post.

Odds of that main event ending cleanly are 500000000:1.

Villano IV, the Rick Rude of 2013 lucha libre, is apparently the newest member of El Consejo. It’s a definitely a different combination to face the Psycho Circus.

There’s still no giveaways about big TripleMania matches, which means they’re probably either involving people who aren’t around (TNA, Japan, whatever) or just not big matches. Parka and Parka Negra still matched up, Fenix and Pentagon Jr. the same. Those two pairs are on the same brand post TripleMania, so this is just part way in a long run of those matches. Hope they’re good!

Jack Evans! Still in AAA! Oddly fighting tecnicos!

Lots of IWRG participation in the undercard. I believe they’ve been doing WWE-like tryouts before the shows with guys before the DF shows (and maybe other shows), and you can see which ones impressed. Whatever it takes to get Freelance vs Suicida, though I’d prefer to see Red Bird Junior. Saturno didn’t do a tryout, he’s the last QPPLC winner making his TV debut. (A 2013 QPPLC final is going to be very weird, when it turns out half the finalists are already booked on AAA TV.) Eita jumping to AAA instead of going back to Dragon Gate would be very amusing, but this is probably just an extra booking for him. There’s no real consistency with the early match guys on being tecnico or rudo. All these tapings i confusing for a person on the outside trying to make sense of it, but it sure is giving some good people some extra matches.

The Durango taping, which happens two tapings before this one, is the only announced May taping we don’t have a lineup for yet. That’ll probably turn up in the next couple of days.

Rey Cometa takes Namajague’s hair, Boby Zavala wins Gran Alternativa, Averno defeats Mistico

photo by CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 04/26/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
***Arena Mexico 57th Anniversary***
1) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Skándalo b Metálico, Sensei, Soberano Jr.
Metalico and Signo appear to still be feuding.
2) Ephesto, Felino, Mephisto b Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Rudos took 1/3
3) Boby Zavala & Rey Escorpión b Atlantis & Hombre Bala Jr. [Gran Alternativa, final]
Bobby Zavala got a Revolucinarios sombrero to go with his Rey Escorpion t-shirt. Team Zavala took falls 1/3 to win the tournament. Small trophies were handed out.
4) Rey Cometa b Namajague [hair]
Seconds were the same partners from Dos Leyendas, Okumura & Stuka. Japanese jumped Cometa, and Namajague took fall 1 with a powerbomb. Cometa came back with a stage moonsault and an armbar to take fall 2. After a long third fall, Cometa landed the 450 splash to take Namajague’s hair. Namajague did not fight the decision, and had his hair cut off.
5) Averno b Mistico [MEX WELTER]
Moved to the semimain. Finals of a cibernetico last week to determine a new champion. Seconds were Sombra & Mephisto. Mistico got a good early start, but was put down by a Devil’s Wings in the first. Mistico came back with an armabr (La Mistica II) in the second. Third fall was very long, but ended in what was expected – a La Mistico. However, Tirantes was distracted, and the rudos conspired to foul Mistico. Averno covered him and won the championship. 71st champion. Averno is the 71st known champion.
6) Terrible, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. DQ La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Rush
Moved to main event and wrapped up quick because the other matches went long. Rudos took 1/3, Rush fouling Terrible in the third.

I had Mephisto fouling Mistico last night based on RadioCMLL, but the pictures show it was Averno.

Attendance was at regular show levels. Maybe even less than that. The fans who swell CMLL from 4,000 to 12,000 see Arena Mexico as the cathedral of lucha libre, but they’re also the people who only show up at their church on the big holidays. Tonight wasn’t Christmas or Easter to them.

AAA tapes tonight in Chilpancingo. The poster lists it as an Evolucion taping, but it seems to have more stars like a full TV taping than the single brands ones. The Cibernetico/Perro feud continues in the main event, but it’s also about time for AAA to start pointing the way towards some of the other matches on TripleMania.

Todo x el Todo also returns for it’s monthly show. The main event is a La Migra versus a trio of Mexican rivals: Hijo del Santo, Hijo del Solitario, and Dr. Wagner Junior. My hunch is the Mexicans can not get along and La Migra escapes with a win. LA Park hasn’t been mentioned since the press conference but teased he’d make an appearance here as well. They’re also building towards Shu el Guerrero vs Super Muneco, for some reason.

CMLL 52MX is airing the top 3 matches from last Sunday.

Pequeno Black Warrior is running a show this Sunday to help offset costs of operations for his special needs daughter. He’s got a good lineup.

Rey Escorpion defeated Morelos luchador Criss Boy in a hair vs hair match this past Saturday.

Rob has highlights of 03/01/08 AAA.

Bill has highlights of 03/22/12 IWRG.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL Gaceta previews Sunday’s Arena Mexico card.

Porra Fresa previews Monday’s card.

Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero heads to Tijuana on 05/31. They’re the young guys working the semimain under Mil Mascaras &  Rayo de Jalisco vs Canek & Cien Caras (appears to be Cien Caras Jr.)

Lineup for a Kid’s Day show Saturday includes Cisne, who I haven’t seen mentioned since he dropped out of CMLL.


CMLL (FRI) 05/03/2013 Arena Mexico
***Atlantis 30th Anniversary***
1) Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Aereo, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
4) Blue Panther, Rush, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
5) Atlantis vs Averno
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Thunder vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

Bobby Zavala celebrates his win by getting the week off. That’s different. Only the Cometa/Namajague feud is followed up on (and there’s maybe still one more match to go with that, because they Okumura & Namajague still have the Arena Coliseo Tag Team championship.) Opener looks very good.

Wagner vs La Migra, Arena Mexico Anniversary show

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 04/25/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG]
1) Dragón Celestial & Fulgor b Ángel Del Amor & Seiya
2) Imposible & Picudo Jr. b Alan Extreme & Saruman
Alan Extreme replaced Freelance.
3) Centvrión, Chico Che, Dinamic Black b Apolo Estrada Jr., Eita, Tomahawk
4) Danny Casas, Golden Magic, Veneno b Canis Lupus, Carta Brava Jr., Eterno
More Danny/Eterno feuding.
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan DQ Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
Wagner team took 2/3, when La Migra from TxT ran in and attacked Wagner

CMLL held some big matches the last few couple of years on New Year’s Day. Bobby Zavala & Disturbio beat Tigre Blanco & Leono for their hair a few months ago, and Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcon uncovered the Rayo Tapatios in 2012. CMLL hasn’t always run big matches on New Year’s Day, but one other of their most important matches took place on New Year’s Day 2005: Mistico defeated Averno to win the NWA World Middleweight Championship. It was Mistico’s first championship, it was Averno and Mistico’s first singles match against each other, and it was the moment where a sold out Arena Coliseo saw Mistico change from a quickly rising young to the new top star of lucha libre. There were important events which led up to that match, and there was more to come to continue growing Mistico’s legend, but that was the moment where the switch was flipped and where Averno became locked to Mistico as his eternal rival.

My calendar says today is April 26th, but CMLL is going for a New Year’s Day feel tonight as it hopes to recreate some history. It’s Mistico, it’s Averno, it’s their first singles match, it’s for a title, it’s the main event, and everyone expects it to end with the same La Mistica in the center of the ring. This time, it’s the vacant Mexican Welterweight Championship, vacated seemingly only so CMLL can ‘correct the mistakes’ of last year’s Busca un Idolo tournament. And that’s the large problem: the fans got behind Mistico I to make it to the top, even with super quick rise to get there. He was the right kind of guy doing the right kind of moves effectively. CMLL hasn’t found a way to get the people behind Mistico II, because there’s now a lot of more of those kind of guys then there were when the first guy came up. (There was a Volador, as this Mistico will be reminded loudly on Sunday.) The fans gravitated to other luchadors last year. CMLL can ignore that and put Mistico on his throne, but it doesn’t solve the underlining problems. If Mistico does win tonight, which is my assumption, there will be casual fans and curious fans there who will be okay with it, there will be loudly vocal hardcore fans very unhappy and he has a title in a promotion drowning in them. If Mistico loses tonight, he’s stuck as another high flyer in a promotion overstocked with them. Neither really helps turn Mistico in to the big star CMLL desperately wants and needs him to become.

Mistico needs his own Averno – not this Averno, but someone new so this feels less like a recreation – to be someone he can battle and overcome, giving him wins he seems to earn and aren’t just given. The other story of that New Year’s Day 2005 match was Averno becoming a bigger star along with Mistico. 2005 Averno was a well regarded midcard rudo, someone who would be a challenge for young Mistico to beat and who could work against him to create a great match, but not someone established at the top. Mistico I had to progress his way to the top against others trying to do the same. Mistico II is being thrown in with guys who are calling themselves the best rudo in the promotion. If Mistico II is beating the top guys in the promotion already, he doesn’t really ‘need the fan’s support’ and so won’t get much. If he’s got to fight to get there, then the fans might go with him a bit.

Rey Cometa and Namajague are two guys who’ve found their own rival, though this would seem to set the level for the loser. There’s nothing wrong with being a midcard guy who gets occasional big matches, but it’s hard to imagine Rey Cometa going much farther than that if he loses his mask and his hair in under a year’s time. A win in between only helps so much. Namajague losing his hair is less relevant to his career – his real one will be happening elsewhere – but it also seems to kill of interest in the NJPW guys coming in for apuesta matches for the next while.  NJPW’s already announced the next novato to go on a training session will be doing it in Europe, not Mexico, so maybe CMLL’s just taking a break on Okumura based feuds for a while. The big matches feel rushed for this show, but if this card draws at all, it seems like it should be credited to this feud continuing on (and we’d also have to go back and give them extra credit for Dos Leyendas.)

The third big match for this Arena Mexico anniversary show is the Gran Alternativa final. I have less of feeling about who will win and more am hoping for the outcome. Hombre Bala Jr. has come along way from his debut, but the team with Super Halcon Jr. feels like it has potential and some momentum which would probably be disrupted if Bala wins. Boby Zavala (correct spelling, thanks Dr. Lucha!) is a deserving winner in his own right. His team with Disturbio is also good, but it has less time behind it. Neither of the guys are or should be going to the top right away, but both would be okay to move up from the Tuareg/Metalico/Starman tier to the Misterioso/Vangelis/Triton/Fuego tier. In a CMLL Gaceta interview, Zavala is thrilled by the possibility of joining the Revolucinarios, while Bala has put aside family feuds.

Los Piratas kept the IWRG IC Trios Championship over Los Legendarios in Arena Coliseo Monterrey.

Sombra, Rayo de Oro and Voltron beat Felino, Big Ban and El Padrino in Guatemala this past Sunday.

AAA’s upload of last week’s UTDN show is here.

A ESTO ticket giveway for this Saturday’s TxT card has Golden Magic and a Triton – possibly a 3rd Triton – in the spots of the Rayo Tapatios.  The main event guys from TxT did a lot of press for the show yesterday, including the run-in on the Arena Naucalpan show. Hijo del Solitario refused to promise he won’t turn on Hijo del Santo in their trios match. Hijo del Santo says he doesn’t believe Blue Demon Jr. is so unintelligent as to actually sign with AAA.



CMLL (TUE) 04/30/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Höruz vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Astral, Pequeño Halcón, Stukita vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Ephesto [lightning]
4) Ángel de Oro, Diamante, Valiente vs Puma, Sangre Azteca, Virus
5) Rey Escorpión vs Stuka Jr. [CMLL LH]
Rey Escorpion is the champion. First defense.
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Shocker vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Pesta Negra in the main event for a Kid’s Day show. Rey Escorpion looks favored in his match as well.

Opener would be Horuz’ return from a knee injury which took place back in the Sangre Nueva tournament.

05/17 AAA Sin Limite Lineup (Puebla)

AAA TV (FRI) 05/17/2013 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla
1) Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano vs Carta Brava Jr. & Fresero Jr.
2) Axel, Dinastía, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Argos, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro
3) Faby Apache & La Jarochita vs La Hechicera & Mary Apache
4) Alan Stone, El Elegido, Toscano vs ?, Halloween, Psicosis
5) Fénix, Heavy Metal, La Parka vs Chessman, Parka Negra, Pentagón Jr.
6) Blue Demon Jr., El Mesías, Electroshock vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Texano Jr.

Air Date: I have no idea! Nothing really makes sense until they explain what the Evolucion tapings are for, and AAA doesn’t like explaining things, they like just throwing them out like so many darts. Nothing really makes sense until stuff starts to air. This one probably can’t air until 05/24 at the soonest, so let’s say that and 06/01.

It still seems like they’re killing time, and this is about the second to last taping before TripleMania. Pacing remains an issue. On the good side, you can’t spoil anything when nothing is happening.

I say “hey, Consejo’s done” and there’s Consejo in the main event. To lose unless Demon & Mesias fight, but there they are. Maybe they’ll get to split up? Maybe they’ll get to react to being on different brands? It’s amusing to see none of the luchadors on Twitter react to being drafted to one brand or another, as if they don’t care because it’s actually totally meaningless. As if!

Mystery spot in the fourth seems like it should be Ricky Marvin. I wonder who it’ll actually be.

I’m alright with Axel being slotted at the Argenis level, though I have no idea why he started off in argument with Daga if that’s where he’s at.

Maximum Velocidad are tecnicos this week. Fresero Jr. is my favorite member of the Shield.

Taping Schedule
04/30 27: Chilpancingo (Evolucion)
05/12: Durango (???)
05/17: Puebla (Sin Limite)
05/24: Madero/Tampico (????)
06/16: Mexico City (TripleMania)

I’ve been told, but haven’t been able to confirm, that there’s even 2 more tapings in May yet to be announced, one of which sounds like it’s a Fusion taping based on the proximity to Mexico City. So much TV.

04/27-28 lucha times

box. Also, a special airing of Tercera Caida airs this Saturday, with more footage from Chicago.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Blue Demon & Mesias vs LA Park & Texano, and at least one of the Rockers vs Aerostar/Argenis/Fenix and the Minis

AAA-Fusion: We all find out together? There’s no Fusion matches left, so either this switches to Evolucion (and there’s no difference) or it’s rerun time again.

== CMLL ==

Galavision/Televisa: the Mexican Welterweight cibernetico and maybe the maine vent

FOX: Gran Alternativa Block B

52MX: Valiente vs Polvora and Mistico vs Volador in trios.

C3: Generacion Dorada vs Hijos del Averno, Rey Escorpion vs Stuka

MegaCable (Guadalajara): This is the week that’s supposed to have Ultimo Guerrero vs Mistico, but they’ve been avoiding showing the main events here.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Not sure, since they skipped airing last week.

Terra: Mistico vs Volador

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: Eterno vs Danny Casas, if a new episode airs.

IWRG-TVC Deportes: Golfo de Guerra?

Noches de Coliseo: Wagner (& Purpura) vs Konnan Big (& Rico)