taped 2013-08-13 @ Arena Mexico
AAA TV (THU) 09/05/2013 Gimnasio Agustín Millán [AAA]
1) Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Charly Manson b Dinastía & Máscarita Divina
Abismo submitted Dinastia and asked for the title shot. Dinastia said he’s asked AAA to make it.
2) Alebrije & Flamita b Carta Brava Jr. & Gran Apache
Apache fouled Alebrije, Cuije fouled Apache, Alebrije pinned Apache. Tecnicos danced with kids in the ring after the match.
3) Aerostar & Drago b Cuervo & Escoria and Eterno & Steve Pain
Aero & Drago beat Eterno & Pain. La Secta (including Espiritu & Ozz) beat up everyone post match.
4) Angélico, Argenis, Jack Evans b Machine Rocker, Pentagón Jr., Soul Rocker
Angelico gave Soul Rock a crucifix powerbomb and Jack added a 630 senton for the win.
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Texano Jr.
Before the match, AAA announced this was a captains rules match and the only way the match could even was if one of the captains – Texano and Psycho – beat the other captain. (The live notes mentioned Texano told Psycho he would never get a shot if Texano beat him here; that’s not mentioned in the recap.) Texano bled. Psycho finally beat Texano with a Canadian Destroyer. Joaquin immediately made Texano versus Psycho offical for Heroes Inmortales
6) Cibernético, El Mesías, La Parka DQ Chessman, Ozz, Parka Negra
Tecnicos won by DQ when Escoira, Cuervo and Espiritu came thru the crowd and attacked the tecnicos. Psycho Circus made the save.
Air Date: 10/05
If you measure success in number of post match beatdowns, La Secta went 2-0. If you measure it in winning matches, 0-2. I’m very surprised Cuervo & Escoria couldn’t beat Eterno & Steve Pain themselves.
Psycho Clown finally got his pinfall…because they changed the rules so he and the rest of the Circus couldn’t screw it up any more, which is not as much as them finally figuring it out themselves. Psycho versus Texano is the first match offical for Heroes Inmortales and could be a surprise quality wise, but it’s not as a meaningful title match as previous ones.
Matches 3 and 4 were said to be very good. Arena looked to be full, at least on the side facing away from the hard camera.
Next taping is 09/22 back in Mexico City.
IWRG (THU) 09/05/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), IWRG]
1) Fulgore II b Emperador Azteca
Fulgor II won with the “Super Power Boom”
2) Alan Extreme, Aliado de Dios, Astro Rey Jr. b Dragón Celestial, Fulgor I, Imposible
Alida de Dios (main show debut, from Zacatecas) and Alan Extreme replaced Mr. Leo & Seiya. Astro beat Imposible with the Dragon Cutter and asked for a title match.
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo b Centvrión, Golden Magic, Veneno
Gringos VIP get a win before their title match.
4) Oficial 911 b Dinamic Black [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Dinamic Black came in as champion, but fell on his 3rd defense. Oficial 911, in a new blue outfit, won the title back from him by taking the falls 1/3, the last with a power bomb.
5) Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Tony Rivera b Black Terry, Trauma I, Trauma II
Rudos took 1/3. Tony snuck in on a foul on Terry, beat him, and then challenged him.
Tonight’s CMLL show concludes this year’s CMLL Universal Tournament. One man will win, and wear a giant red/gold belt for about three weeks before CMLL forgets about the concept for another year. It can’t get bigger than that. The final is Rush versus NJPW’s Hiroshi Tanahashi. Tanahashi has played the part of the visiting rudo who may be more interested in playing air guitar than winning these matches (but still wins these matches.) Rush is all over the place, including losing a singles match to Mr. Niebla (who doesn’t hold a title) in Puebla and acting rudo-ish in other matches and on the sparsely seen En Busca de Un Idolo.
Rush would be the easy pick in a vacuum. Between a possible rudo turn and CMLL going out their (and NJPW’s) way to specifically bring in Tanahashi for this role, another result is actually possible. Rush can definitely defeat the evil foreign baddie to win the biggest tournament in CMLL and still get loudly booed by the Arena Mexico crowd, because that’s what the landscape is right now, but I’m not totally sure that is what is happening tonight.
(that said, I still picked him in the poll below.)
Tonight also has a Atlantis & La Sombra vs Volador Jr. & Ultimo Guerrero in a preview of next week’s big anniversary match. CMLL’s done nothing since the press conference to build up the tag match prior to the mask match, but they may get around to doing something here. (It won’t air on TV before the Anniversary, but they prefer photos anyway.) The undercard doesn’t have much going on, but does feature some people who won’t be on next Friday’s show.
Tonight’s show will stream live on Terra.mx at 8:30 pm.
Shocker was eliminated from his reality show. He was second out of eighteen (though about six episodes in.) It did seem like he turned back up in Mexico very fast. This is good timing – he’ll do extra interviews this week and can promote the Anniversary show. On the other hand, it’s not the greatest reason to be kicked off a reality show: the main event luchador was voted out because his knees were too injured to help his team.
Savio Vega wins best dressed at the WWL press conference. The WWL Satillo show is tonight, and the Monterrey one is this Sunday. LuchaMania Monterrey has a video interview with the group’s president/owner.
Alex has highlights of the 01/22/12 CMLL show.
An article on an El Paso lucha libre promotion.
Function Estelar figures out the current IWL champions.
El Hijo del Santo, who uses old wrestlers who do not normally work as referees, writes about the importance of fully trained referees. (Whoever is ghost writing this column needs to follow Todo x el Toro closer.)
Blue Demon Jr. assures us lucha libre is the best. Demon blames “Los medios” for for introducing WWE and people liking it, and says lucha libre will get back ahead by being less like the thing people seem to like.
Lucha Libre in Japan
09/06 Zero1: Billyken Kid b el Hijo del Pantera [Tenkaichi Jr., eightfinal]
Oh well. Since Pantera has been training Wrestle-1 trainees, it’s possible Hijo del Pantera is one of the mystery wrestlers on the Wrestle-1 debut card. (It’s possible Pantera is too, since he hasn’t been in IWRG in a little bit.)
NJPW has a mystery CMLL tecnico on their 09/29 show opposite Rey Bucanero in a midcard atomicos. No hints. It seems like a spot for Maximo or someone like him.
BSW (FRI) 09/27/2013 Auditorio de Tijuana
1) Dragon Chino & X-peria vs Black Phantom & Silencio Negro
2) Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma vs Eddie Randle & Ryan Kid
3) El Kaliman, Pancho Cachondo, Rubi Gardenia vs Enfermero, King Azteca, Shamu
4) Angel Negro, Arandú, TJ Boy vs Alex Koslov, Kaos, Rocky Romero
5) Canek & LA Park vs Carlito & Dr. Wagner Jr.
Carlito playing Jusin Credible in the main event.. Koslov and Romero make it back to Mexico – though only to a random Tijuana show for now.