04/06-07 lucha times


Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday in Mexico. That means the CMLL Terra show goes back to being 6pm ET, and the Sunday Multimedios show moves up an hour as well. I have no idea what this does to the overnight version, because no one knows when that airs anymore. It should affect the IWRG programming, but one never knows what LAS is doing (listed start time is 10 pm this week, which is about 10 minutes into the main event) and I’m not sure TVC Deportes has video for a show this week.

As mentioned earlier on Twitter, the CMLL Saturday evening time in the US appears to be gone for the time being; it’s not on the schedule the next two weeks. The late night airing goes on, but it’s an ominous sign for it’s long term future.

This Thursday’s UTDN episode did not air tonight for reasons unexplained. It is on the schedule for Saturday and is back next week.

I’m not sure what’s going on with Guadalajara. It hasn’t aired in it’s timeslot the last few weeks. Apolo Dantes said the show was still on the air, but it’s not even on the channel’s schedule now. I’ll keep checking, but I’m removing it from the chart from now.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Nothing in particular was hyped at the end of Rey de Reyes. This was the Naucalpan taping, so maybe they go back to the Perro/Cibernetico feud and save Demon/Texano for next.

AAA-Fusion: Should be the start of the Arena Lopez Mateos taping, but unclear what’s going to air. (Also, unclear how the TVCD will put together this show if they’re going to WrestleMania – assuming they’re going to WM this year.)

== CMLL ==

Galavision/Televisa: More Shocker vs Aguila, more Tuareg.

FOX: Avernos vs Mascara, Sombra, Maximo, a Morphosis sighting.

52MX: Mistico does some stuff that definitely garners a reaction.

C3: Invasors vs Shocker, Angel de Oro and Valeinte.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): finals of the tournament, Namajague vs Stuka.

Terra: Dragon Rojo vs Sombra, definitely the match I’m looking forward to most this Sunday on any show anywhere. (Unless Zeuxis wins the cibernetico, then I may have to recalculate.)

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: Trauma I & Negro Navarro vs Dinamitas is real main event, but I don’t know if it’s going to air. It’s not listed as started until 10pm, and I don’t they’re airing on a two hour delay. Maybe last week’s episode airs in full? There’s also a mystery airing Saturday at 3:30 pm on AYM only, as well as a mystery show on CableSports (a Guadalajara version of AYM – stream here) at 1 AM Sunday Night/Monday Morning

IWRG-TVC Deportes: No idea. It’s listed on the schedule, but they have no tapings, and they will have no tapings next week either unless plans get changed. They’ve been using TV on a 10 day delay, but that show is AAA TV taping, and there’s no taping this week either. They have gone back and show matches taped but not previously aired in these situations, so that may happen again.

Noches de Coliseo: dunno.

AAA TV in Chilpancingo, IWL

Joaquin Roldan announced an additional AAA taping on 04/27 in Chilpancingo. They’re going from taping once every two weeks to doing three tapings in twelve days. Either they’re going to be taping well in advance, or AAA is switching back just one Televisa Sin Limite TV show per taping (with extra material being shuffled to UTDN or even Fusion.)

IWL announced Chris Masters would be coming in June, replacing Chuck Palumbo. This appears to be in reference to their long abandoned IWL Heavyweight Tournament, where Palumbo was supposed to facing Colt Cabana. (So maybe Colt’s coming too? Maybe I need to catch up on podcasts.) That tournament was started about four or five different creative switches for IWL, perhaps they’ve cycled thru everyone and are back at the start again.

Rob has highlights of 04/23 & 4/30 CMLL Puebla.

Marco Corleone talks about adjusting to living in Mexico City and promotes the Lucha Libre USA tour

Mil Mascaras gave a lecture on the power of reading Tuesday in San Luis Potosi.

Sabor el Ring is putting up video of the 12/08 DTU show in SLP. Two parts are up so far.

Estrellita says she has a surprise for kids on April 28.

R de Rudo has an interview with Sanson, who says he’s one of the actual sons of Cien Caras (along with brother Cuatrero) but trained by Universo 2000 because their father didn’t want them into wrestling.

There’s a CMLL app for Blackberry 10, but not for iOS or Android or anything you might actually have.