WWL, Vangelis vs Valiente in En Busca de un Idolo, Averno vs Titan

photo by Black Terry Jr.

WWL (SUN) 07/07/2013 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, LuchaMania Monterrey, RFC, WWL]
1) Galactar & Kaientai b Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II and Dralion & Rey Orion
Best match on the show
2) Difunto I, Genocida, Iron (Monterrey), Memo Valles b Hijo Del Mongol Chino, Misionero, Perverso, Totem
Fans liked Genocida.
3) Estelaris Jr., Hombre Sin Miedo, Laredo Kid b Máscara Púrpura, Ninja Jr., Rico Rodriguez
Very good match, better than any that followed it.
4) Colt Cabana b Hijo del Fishman
Hijo de Fishman replaced ACH. Colt was far superior, but used the ropes to win anyway. Fans chanted for him before the match.
5) Ivelisse Vélez DCOR Taya Valkyrie
Fought on the ramp long enough to get the DCOR. Zumbi and Colt Cabana had to pull them apart after the match.
6) Axel b Hijo de Espanto II
7) Tommy Dreamer b Sabu
Not good reviews.
8) Mr. E & Sexy B b Hijo de Kato Kung Lee & Vengador (Monterrey) and Heddi Karaoui & Zumbi and Eita & Tomahawk T.T. [WWL TAG]
Match for vacant titles. Hijo de Kato and Vengador replaced Wagner & son, and took the pin. Mamitos were not good.
9) Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Super Parka b Apolo, Ricky Banderas, Ricky Casanova
Match to honor Hector Garza. Super Parka replaced La Parka. Hercules Gomez was supposed to be on the Puerto Rican team, but it was said he couldn’t be there due to passport issues. Ricky Casanova, who was heel WWL GM on the show, ruled it would be 3-2. WWL Produce Hugo Savinovich (backed by Los Mamitos) overruled Casanova and put him in the match. Perro and Cibernetico did not get along. Cibernetico wrestled in his mask for the whole match. Super Parka tried the same, but it was pulled off. Perro double stomped Rico for the win, then Mesias and Apolo beat up Casanova after the match including a Mesias martinete.
10) Blue Demon Jr. b Big Daddy V [PWR HEAVY]
Demon kept the title. Big Daddy V seems to have lost some weight.
11) Mil Mascaras & Sicodélico Jr. b Villano III & Villano IV
Mil Mascaras working a semimain! One fall match.
12) Bobby Lashley DQ Monster Pain [WWL HEAVY]
Mistress Glenda Lee broke up a pin for the DQ, so Monster Pain kept the title. (Title usually changes hands on DQ here, but not in WWL.) Mesias got involved with the post match, helping Lashley (and being set up as next challenger?) Mesias gave martinetes to Mistress Glenda Lee and the referee.

So much intestinal damage. LuchaMania Monterrey says the building 85-90% . Arena Coliseo Monterrey often looks to be 10-15% full, and ticket prices were higher for this show, so that’s a good number. They’d probably want it to be a full house, but I can’t begin to understand how the WWL business plan works. This seems like it went a lot better than the first show anyway. WWL aired matches from the last iPPV on their TV show, so I’m sure some or all of this will turn up there or on Noches de Coliseo.

LuchaMania Monterrey has video of Mil Mascaras’ entrance. This was his first appearance in the arena since 2008. First time he’s been in a semimain here since 2004 (behind a Octagon mask vs Pentagon III’s hair.)

How does one acquire one of these t-shirts? Do I have to earn it?

CMLL announced the final En Busca de un Idolo standings. As usual, the poll ended early on the weeks where they needed to determine matchups.

260 Vangellys
250 Valiente
225 Stuka Jr.
156 Fuego

That confirms the Vangellys vs Valiente match on Friday for the championship.

Can’t find results of Arena Puebla last night in the usual places. Cinco Radio mentioned Stigma beat Espiritu Maligno to win the cibernetico and there were cage match challenges as expected. No date confirmed.

Tonight’s the big Averno vs Titan title rematch, with Titan trying to win back the title he lost due to injury. We’re also at the time of the year where title changes are are arranged to make up the numbers for the CMLL Universal Tournament, probably happening in early September. The most recent title change, Tanahashi & Liger (not a usual team in Japan but known in Mexico) winning the tag team titles seems to have happened to set them up to come to Mexico and it probably paid a fact in both recent trios title changes. The current champion

Dragon Rojo (CMLL MIDDLE)
Rey Escorpion (CMLL LH)
Terrible (CMLL HEAVY)
Liger (CMLL TAG)
Tanahashi (CMLL TAG)
Valiente (CMLL TRIOS)
Mistico (CMLL TRIOS)
Diamante Azul (NWA LH)
La Mascara (MEX LH, MEX TRIOS)

(It’s too bad CMLL can’t be bothered to do real matches of any length for this tournament, because there would be some good matches.)

That’s 16 champions for 16 spots in the bracket. We learned last year that it doesn’t have to be limited to 16 – they could just ‘forget’ to include Virus again – but it pretty much has to be at least 16. Titan beating Averno tonight would reduce the field to 15, so it would have to be coupled with something like one of the double champions – La Mascara or Mascara Dorada – losing a singles title to someone else (Volador?) to fix the numbers down the road. It’s most likely these champions are frozen in place for the next couple of months and Titan does not win tonight. Will be a good match either way.

CMLL’s added a Delta vs Boby Zavala – battle of the guys with weird campana variations that desperately need names – as a lightning match which won’t air.

Sangre Azteca & Nitro aren’t making their usual trip to France this summer. The French promotion that brings them in, APC, says Sangre Azteca could not go due to “obligations in Mexico” and Nitro has a visa problem. Sangre will have to give up his title but both are expected to go in October instead.

Mil Mascaras likes the idea of Villano V’s Fuerza Imperial promotion, saying he’s helped promotions start off well before. He specifically cites AAA here, and that’s not true at all. He didn’t show up in AAA until 1996 and then only very briefly. Mil Mascaras was actually part of starting up the US based IWA promotion in 1970s, which failed, but I’m not sure how much Mil is responsible for that.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

El Brazo & Silver King visited very young children who live with their jailed mothers. That is the saddest story.

Sadica beat Angelica to win the LLF Juvenil Championship.

R de Rudo has their own video of Zumbi & Karoui vs Blue Demon & Hijo del Santo.

CMLL wrestlers headed to Tuxtla Guiterrez in August.

An update on Billy el Malo this weekend?

Terrible excels in making wacky faces during Bullet Club group poses.

07/06-07 lucha videos

AAA, IWRG and Puebla were all repeats. I accidentally hit stop in the middle of SLP on Canal9 recording (which surprised me by working again), so the third and fourth matches were pretty wrecked.

YouTube Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2I0JwI23A_UKjB2rFhZBG13hsFFGLZui

07/06 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/uff5vw
07/07 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/eyh7fo

CMLL on Terra: 2013-07-05
taped 2013-07-05 @ Arena Mexico
1) Stuka Jr. vs Fuego in a En Busca de un Idolo match

2) Valiente vs Vangellys in a En Busca de un Idolo match

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-07-06
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7hm5x2
taped 2013-06-30 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Dark Angel vs Princesa Blanca in a lightning match

2) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Shocker vs Pierroth, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.
3) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis vs La Máscara, Rush, Titán for the Mexican National Trios Championship

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-07-06
taped 2013-07-02 @ Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Oro Jr. vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Hijo del Signo, Nitro, Nosferatu
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sangre Azteca
Stellar Moments
4) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
5) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Valiente vs Averno, Pierroth, Volador Jr.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-07-06
taped 2013-06-28 @ Arena Mexico
1) Pegasso, Starman, Tritón vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
2) La Sombra vs Volador Jr. [IWGP IC]

CMLL on Televisa: 2013-07-06
taped 2013-06-28 @ Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
Blue Panther honored
2) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Mistico vs Averno, Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla
Invitado Especial
3) Negro Casas, Shocker, Terrible vs Máximo, Rey Escorpión, Rush in a relevos increíbles match

La Lucha Se Le Hace (SLP): 2013-07-06
taped 2013-06-30 @ Arena Mexico San Luis Potosi
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/kvz7oc – big edit in the middle
1) Aschard & Power Boy vs Dark Angel (slp) & Dragon Fantasma
2) El Infiel, Fuerza De Fuego, Sexy Lore vs Misterio Negro, Pegassus Black, Poder Satanico

La Lucha Se Le Hace (Mexicanal): 2013-07-07
tape date unknown  – Halloween 2012 maybe?
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4ybmzw
1) Senor Dante, Galeno vs Belcebu, Alma Roja
2) Dark Angel (SLP) vs Aqua Boy
3) Los Pitufos vs Dr. Satan, La Diabla, Comando Infernal
Mil Mascaras highlight package
4) Dinastia de Plata vs Muerte Viventes

CMLL on Terra: 2013-07-07
taped 2013-07-07 @ Arena Coliseo
Full Show: http://ul.to/3yw3zc42
1) Höruz & Robin vs Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
3) Tritón vs Raziel in a lightning match

4) Bushiroad, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
5) Diamante Azul, Shocker, Thunder vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Vangellys
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Volador Jr.

Noches de Coliseo: 2013-07-07
taped 2013-06-09 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
Full Show: http://ul.to/1a9ejoxw

1) Rey Demonio Jr. & Veneno vs Sky Kid & Zumbi
taped 2013-06-30 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
2) Golden Boy, Memo Valles, Papi Chulo vs Babe Fox, Dulce Canela, Pancho Tequilla
3) Hijo Del Centurion Negro vs Black Spirit

Todo x El Todo: 2013-07-07
taped 2013-06-22 @ Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
1) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Centvrión
2) Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón vs Black Terry, Scorpio Jr., Shu el Guerrero [WWA TRIOS]
3) Blue Demon Jr. & El Hijo Del Santo vs Heddi Karaoui & Zumbi [PWR TAG]