Volador joins the tecnicos but Invasors win ciberentico

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (FRI) 11/29/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Estrellas del Ring]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr.
Rudos took 2/3
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
Tecnicos took 2/3 in a disappointingly poor match.
3) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Máximo b Niebla Roja [lightning]
Maximo defeated Niebla Roja with a kiss in 9 minutes.
5) Euforia, Tama Tonga, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Shocker
Rudos took 2/3, UG defeating Atlantis with the Atlantida.
6) Psyco Ripper b Mr. Águila, Volador Jr., Mistico, Valiente, Máscara Dorada, Kráneo, La Máscara, Blue Panther, Morphosis [cibernetico]
Invasors vs CMLL. Order of elimination went Morphosis, Blue Panther, La Mascara, Kraneo, Mascara Dorada, Valiente, Mistico (via Volador La Mistica, again.) That left 3 Invasors – Volador, Aguila, Ripper – and it turned out to be a an elimination match to the final person (despite being billed as side versus side). Volador again shook Mistico’s hand after beating him, causing his partners to turn on him. Volador battled back against Ripper & Aguila, but was defeated. Ripper beat Aguila. After the match, Volador vowed to take Ripper’s mask. Invasors attacked him again, with the tecnicos returning to make the save.

Volador’s a tecnico going forward. Took a few less weeks than Dalys! I’m not sure this is a decision totally about Volador. The Estetas del Aire exist to pair Mistico with two guys the CMLL crowd will actually cheer in hopes to get the same for Mistico. Volador is even more cheered, so maybe the thought is his new (and totally inexplicable) respect for Mistico will help him even more. Their are problems with this approach. CMLL hasn’t come up with a reason for Volador to like Mistico, so this turn is coming off as a bit contrived. It also messes with Volador’s appeal. CMLL’s crowd embraced Volador in large part because he was positioned as the anti-Mistico, anti-establishment character and there’s nothing more establishment than becoming new Mistico’s best friend. This is going to test Volador’s appeal and I don’t know how the crowd is going to react.

Also, let’s not forget to notice Mr. Aguila of all the people got to win the cibernetico. Not the guy who’s being pushed as Volador’s new rival, the one who shows up for every big match in no condition. A strange way to book things. Correction: Ripper did win, I misread the result.

I wasn’t around to watch the Terra broadcast last night, but it was said to be not as good as hoped. There was also absolutely nothing of note for ongoing issues which might resolve soon (though they’re obviously keeping UG/Atlantis alive.) Leyenda de Plata was still being hyped as upcoming, but not upcoming this week.

Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas and Zacarias rode on the TuriLuchas tourist bus. Rey Bucanero returned – as a commentator. I didn’t see any update about how long he would be out.

A couple quick TV notes:

  • Lucha Azteca has been moved to 4pm CT. That seems like it’s a permanent change.
  • News magazine show “Tras la Verdad” on Univision has an episode about Boxing and Lucha Libre Sunday at noon CT.

At a press conference for today’s DTU show in Puebla, Crazy Boy offered a full refund for anyone satisfied unsatisfied with the show. And also that “blood will flow in bulk.”

TerceraCaida posted their behind the scenes video with Los Piratas.

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at a Satanico/Atlantis draw, Fishman defeating Takano, and Torre Infernal losing his mask.

Video of Rocky Lobo & Eita in Dragon Gate.


CMLL (FRI) 12/06/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Aéreo & Stukita vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Raziel
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
4) Titán vs Pólvora [lightning]
5) Diamante Azul, Rush, Super Porky vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Último Guerrero
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psyco Ripper

No sign of Rush versus Negro Casas for two straight weeks is a very bad sign for it happening this December. They’ve promised it twice now and then just not gotten around to it. CMLL seems just as likely to do Psyco Ripper versus Volador, though that seems way too soon. Last year, CMLL’s big year end match was just the Leyenda de Plata – that seems the most likely outcome this year, maybe with a Tama Tonga/Terrible vs Rush/La Mascara tag title rematch as the semimain. That would be a very disappointing way to the year and a sign the year end show shouldn’t be expected to mean anything in future years.

2/3/4 look good. Titan has all the lightning matches.

Alan Extreme & Veneno new tag champs, Invasors vs CMLL, Perro Aguayo

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 11/28/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), IWRG]
2) Emperador Azteca, Látigo, Seiya b Atomic Star, Electro Boy, Kalim Black
3) Imposible b Dragón Celestial [IWRG IC Light]
Impossible’s third defense. Best match of the night.
4) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Súper Nova, X-Fly b Golden Magic, Máscara Púrpura, Toscano
Mascara Purpura beat X-Fly with the shooting star press.
5) Alan Extreme & Veneno b Trauma I & Trauma II [IWRG IC TAG]
Match came down to Veneno surprising Trauma II with a cradle for the title changing win. Trauma II insisted he kicked out in time. Traumas fall on fourth defense.

I really didn’t expect Alan Extreme to end up tag team champion when he lost his mask – I didn’t expect when they announced this match! This is a big surprise title change.

AAA and the state government of Nayarit announced all tickets to Guerra de Titanes would be free. The state is picking up the bill, and this is a sold show for AAA. The Guerra de Titanes lineup makes a lot more sense in this context – it’s not as interesting to those who closely follow the promotion, but if the local government will pay for all the tickets for a show if you bring in Demon and a foreigner, then give them the show they want and save the bigger ticket selling matches for shows where they actually have to sell tickets. The card could have been switched around to be more interesting, but it appears to be good enough for the only people who matter.

Psyco Ripper is quoted as saying the Invasors still want to be friends with Volador, but he should admit all his success is due their help. (In reality, the Invasors were drifting aimlessly until Volador was put with them.) Their cibernetico veruss the tecnicos is the most interesting match on the card, and still does not appear to have anything to do with the announced Leyenda de Plata tournament. That match won’t air until next week, but all four matches airing tonight on Terra have chances to be good.

Perro Aguayo Jr. declares he is the one who pulls the strings in lucha libre, so Daga & Psicosis betraying him came as no surprise and he’s got a new group of Perros del Mal ready to debut soon. He predicts Daga & Psicosis’ careers will nosedive without being allied with him. As for his new allies, Perro is not at all worried about his brother Konnan turning on him, and feels Cibernetico and Mesias are teaming with him because they know they need help against La Secta and wouldn’t be relevant on his own. You can see the video version of this interview here.

Arena Coliseo is closed for the year. CMLL announced their now regular closure of their winter older arena due to congestion from other activities from the arena. (Everyone says the Coliseo is in a bad neighborhood, so always wonder if this also has to do with not sending tourists out out in questionable surroundings when it gets dark very early.) CMLL will resume shows in Arena Coliseo on January 19th and will offer children’s tickets (sixth row and back) to Arena Mexico for 10 pesos for the month of December.

This week’s Tercera Caida had an interview with Los Piratas.

Is anyone taping the AAA Regional show off the Tijuana affiliate? I’m looking for that affiliate, and the episode from three weeks ago specifically – that station apparently mixed parts of different episodes into one airing weirdly.

Informador has an article about the people who work at Arena Coliseo Guadalajara who aren’t the luchadors – the beer sellers, the mask sellers, the hopping edecan

Ludxor & Venum say it’s a dream to be a part of Guerra de Titanes.

Espectro and Satanico will wrestle on a charity show on 12/07.

Dinamic Black says Arkangel will be difficult but not impossible to beat, and he’s done better than expected since becoming independent.

Hijo del Fantasma explains Consejo and TNA are close to a deal, and Daga & Psicosis may have the same deal. I think they mean this as a tease of them going to TNA (which they won’t) but I like to believe the deal is they’re actually buying TNA.

Zeuxis says her international travel has made her more aggressive and more aerial, and would like a chance against Marcela.

Cibernetico visited a special kid via the La Magia de Un Deseo program.

Reap Magazine has a what is lucha libre piece.

Solar demonstrates La Solarina.

Lucha Libre in Japan

11/29 NJPW: La Sombra [O] & Naito b Karl Anderson [X] & Doc Gallows  [World Tag League]Hooray, Sombra won and even got the pinfall himself over someone good. (Anderson has historically had many problems with Mexicans.) They have 2 points, like a whole bunch of teams, and made fun of themselves for taking so long to finally win a match in the post match interview.

11/29 WNC: Tajiri b Hijo del Pantera [WNC CHAMP]
Third defense for Taijiri. Hijo del Pantera teams with his father on the next WNC show (12/06) against a team TBA.


IWL (TUE) 12/17/2013 Arena Aficion
1) Medics III vs Kid Jaguar, Fly Warrior, Fly Star, Medics I [IWL LIGHT]
Medics III is champion. Second defense
2) Perico vs ATM 1 [IWL INTERNET]
Periko is champion. Will be third defense if he’s still champion at this point.
3) Dinamic Black & Fresero Jr. vs Arkanos, Kilvan, Shadow, Yoruba [IWL TAG]
Fresero Jr. & Dinamic Black are champions. Will be second defense if he’s still champion at this point.
4) Carta Brava Jr. (IWL) vs Fantasma de la Ópera, Cerebro Negro, Mike Segura, Pantera I [IWL JUNIOR]
Carta Brava is champion. First defense.
5) Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett vs ATM Metal, ATM Red, ATM Silver [IWL TRIOS]
Porros are champions. Second defense.
6) Black Terry vs Virus
7) Canek vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Escorpion (CMLL), Villano IV [INDY WL HEAVY]
Canek is champion. First defense.

They’re doing six title matches and the one without a title is the most interesting. Why do you have titles?

AAA TRIDENT (FRI) 12/20/2013 Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
1) Argenis, Dinastía, Sexy Star vs Daga, Mini Abismo Negro, Pentagón Jr.
2) Angélico, Fénix, Jack Evans vs Eterno, Hijo del Fantasma, Steve Pain
3) El Mesías vs Texano Jr. vs Psycho Clown

Tickets free via a gum deal. This is the first time Sexy Star has been announced for a show. She’s probably turning up before this point and likely not actually a tecnica.

11/30-12/02 lucha times


TVC Deportes has another Tercera Caida Special on Sunday. That should be more from the ChilangaMask show.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Part 1 & 2 from Queretaro? Two hour spot on Saturday this week. UTDN aired the first half of the card Thursday plus a lot of previous years Guerra de Titanes, so even more of that this week.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Negro Casas vs Rush, Volador’s antics.

52MX: Panther, Dorada, Titan vs Avernos.

C3: Maximo, Shocker, Super Porky vs Revolucionarios

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Rush vs Shocker

Terra Friday: Maximo vs Niebla Roja, return of Demus, Gen2011 vs Peleton del Terror

Terra Sunday: Averno vs Titan

Lucha Azteca: no idea since they keep bouncing around, but maybe 11/15 (last week’s Fox show) with La Mascara, La Sombra, Rush vs Negro Casas, Tama Tonga, Terrible

En Busca de un Idolo: back ono the schedule! Maybe will finally air the final?

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: tonight’s show with the two titel matches

Noches de Coliseo: last Sunday’s show, with not a lot of interesting matches

IWL: probably skip week

DTU: top matches from the Arena Lopez Mateos show – Drastik/Flamita vs Davey Richards/Eddie Edwards vs Daga/Eterno + Aero Boy & Violento Jack vs Mexican Powers vs Ciclope & Paranoiko

DTU anniversary main event, AAA TV, Fulgor vs Fulgor

DTU says they’ll have a six way mask/hair match for their 12/21 anniversary show. X-Fly, Ciclope and Ovett are announced as being in the match. X-Fly is already in a hair match this Sunday in IWRG, which probably means he’s not losing in IWRG. Looks like there’s also a bonus sort-of-DTU show on 12/01 in Arena Azteca Budokan, the one day Joey Ryan and Roderick Strong hadn’t been announced for a show yet during their trip.

AAA posted this week’s UTDN show already. They aired the first three matches from Queretaro.

ChilangaMask announced Fulgor I vs Fulgor II and La Heroina vs Chile’s Stephanie Vaquer. The Battle of the Fulgors sounds great, and I thought Heroina was promising in the one IWRG mixed tag of hers I watched while editing things.

R de Rudo has video of Santo’s press conference.

Rob has highlights of 09/06/13 CMLL.

Gotita de Plata highlight video!

LuchaWorld has an old Ciudad Juarez lucha libre show on Eddy Guerrero and KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL preview for Friday’s show. It feels odd they’re still producing these when they’re never airing on TV, just airing in front of the live audience.

Pimpinela says he’s never been in a match the magnitude of the Guerra de Titanes cage match.

Psicosis calls Perro Aguayo Jr. a complete traitor for teaming with Cibernetico, and feels Perro brought Daga & Psicosis turning on him on himself.

Demus says Electrico was able to win the lightweight championship only because Demus was out hurt, and Electrico must beat Demus and/or Pierrothito to validate himself as champion.

Video preview for Super Crazy & Pesadilla vs Damian 666 & Bestia 666 and Hijo de Rey Misterio in action on 12/28 Extreme Rising show.

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at Santo vs Aristoteles.


CMLL (SUN) 12/01/2013 Arena Neza
1) Eléctrico & Shockercito vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Bárbaro, Dinamic Black, Neza Kid vs Dr. Cerebro, Mike Segura, Super Kool
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Lobo vs Gran Guerrero, Misterioso Jr., Super Brazo
4) La Máscara, Sagrado, Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Águila, Volador Jr.

Barbaro getting in an extra booking on Sunday? Super Kool is a name I’d be amused by until it turns out to be Olimpico again.

AULL (SUN) 12/01/2013 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) ? vs ??
2) ? vs ??
3) La Abogada & Reyna Del Sur vs Chica Pantera & Sexy Girl
4) Ángel de la Noche, Rey Cristal, Star Boy Jr., Yakuza vs Holkan, Ironia, La Chona, Súper Colt
5) Epitafio, Samael, Tormento vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro and Herejía, Rey Inmortal, Rey Krimen and Aeroboy, Dement Extreme, Violento Jack [AULL TRIOS, #1 Contenders]
winner gets a shot at Negro Navarro, Rocky Santana, and Robin Maravilla on 12/15
6) Cerebro Maligno vs Leviatham [AULL LH]
Cerbero Maligno is champion. First defense.

Main event is listed for the middleweight title, but Cerebro Maligno is light heavyweight champion so I’m assuming they meant that. Four way trios match should be interesting.

Maximo defeats Escorpion, 2 hours of AAA, Cibernetico, Pierrothito

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (TUE) 11/26/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Leono & Metálico DQ Disturbio & Inquisidor
Disturbio fouled Metalico for the DQ.
2) Pegasso, Soberano Jr., Tritón b Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Nitro
Nitro replaced Hooligan. Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong b Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 1/3.
4) Fuego b Namajague [lightning]
5) Terrible, Tiger, Vangellys b Stuka Jr., Thunder, Titán
Rey Bucanero was listed as returning, but replaced by Tiger. TRT took 2/3.
6) Máximo, Shocker, Super Porky DQ Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Maximo beat Rey Escorpion via faked foul.

Photos seem to show Maximo cradling Escorpion and that’s the result Yahoo! has, but CMLL says faked foul DQ.

CMLL (TUE) 11/26/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl, Informador]
1) Esfinge & Metatrón b Infierno & Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Oro Jr., Sky Kid, Smaker DQ Guerrero Negro Jr., Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
Tecnicos took 1/3, Rey Trueno fouling Smaker. Rudos took all the tecnico’s masks after the match.
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Sagrado, Starman, Stigma
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Delta, Diamante Azul, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Misterioso Jr., Niebla Roja, Pierroth
Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Negro Casas, Tama Tonga, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, La Máscara, Rush
Rudos took 1/3 with Negro and Rush feuding.

Segunda sounds fun if it turns up on 52MX.

AAA says this week’s show on GalaTV will be two hours. Not sure if they’ll be airing the missing show from last week and this week’s normal show, or if it’ll just be this week’s UTDN show. It does seem like a make up for last week, which is a good sign for AAA.

Cibernetico relates to Perro about ungrateful goons turning on him, believes they’re the best team in the world, and doesn’t trust Konnan because “Konnan wants nothing good for anyone.”

Pierrothito says he’s sad about losing the Mexican lightweight championship. He explains CMLL stripped him of the title because they didn’t know when he would return or if he would return. (Why this would be is not mentioned.) Pierrothito does not blame Electrico for the situation but feels he should get a shot at the title.

ChilangaMask has added Fulgor 1 versus Fulgor 2 to December’s show. If Fulgor 2 wins, shouldn’t he get to be #1?

Eric @ Segunda Caida watched Uprising: Lucha Libre.

Lucha Libre in Japan

11/26 NJPW: Tenzan & Kojima [O] b Naito & Sombra [X] [World Tag League]
Naito & Sombra fall to 0-2. I have strong and definite feelings about Sombra going to Japan to take all the losses for Naito, but perhaps this is setting up the late comeback often done in this tournaments. Perhaps.

More Hijo del Pantera in Wrestle-1.


IWRG (SUN) 12/01/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Hip Hop Man & Látigo vs Araña de Plata & Zurdog
2) Dragón Celestial & Mr. Leo vs Imposible & Kaling Black
3) Golden Magic, Relámpago, Veneno vs Danny Casas, El Hijo del Diablo, Picudo Jr.
4) Alan Extreme, Máscara Púrpura, Toscano vs Canis Lupus, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Súper Nova
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs Oficial AK47, Apolo Estrada Jr., X-Fly [hair]

Random IWRG hair match includes X-Fly. Everything checks out there. This week’s SuperLuchas has an interview with Dragon Celestial – and his father, Hijo del Diablo. [dramatic music sting here]

CMLL (MON) 12/02/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Robin vs Akrón & Akuma
2) Asturiano, Magnus, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Camorra, Fuerza Chicana, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Rey Cometa, Sagrado, Stigma vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Cancerbero, Raziel
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Titán vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Atlantis, Mistico, Shocker vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

Rey Cometa announced as out for six (or four) weeks, Rey Cometa still listed on lineups. Not sure why Camorra just isn’t in the tercera since he’ll be involved by the end.

CMLL (TUE) 12/03/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Molotov vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Disturbio
2) Pequeño Halcón, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Soberano Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr. [lightning]
4) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Blanca
5) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Thunder vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Shocker vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión

Maximo/Rey Escorpion title match coming? Rey Bucanero will wrestle one of these weeks, probably.

CMLL (TUE) 12/03/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Gallo & Leo vs Espectrum & Maléfico
2) Sky Kid, Smaker, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
3) Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
4) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Titán vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Avernos versus Estetas comes to Guadalajara.

Santo out up to a full year due to neck fusion, Camorra/Stigma, ChilangaMask, DTU lineups

CMLL (MON) 11/25/2013 Arena Puebla [CMLL, El Popular]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Meyer & Paris
2) Blue Center, Camorra, Hijo del Signo b Black Tiger, Milenium, Pegasso
Camorra submitted Pegasso
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma DQ Kráneo, Olímpico, Psyco Ripper
Psicosis wrestled as Psyco Ripper. Camorra attacked Stigma and took his mask away. Result not mentioned, but appears to be tecnicos by DQ.
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Porky landed his splash on the main event.
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente
Negro defeated Mistico

The CMLL recap also mentioned Mije hurt his shoulder in the Puebla match.

El Hijo del Santo announced he would be suspend his lucha libre career due a spinal injury. The injury is between his fifth and sixth vertebra. There’s a concern of paralysis if it’s not taken fixed, but there doesn’t seem to be any hurry if he stays out of the ring – Santo said he wouldn’t even be having the surgery until February or March. Santo says he’s been dealing with a tingling sensation since September. There is no specific amount of time he will be about; Santo said six or seven months at points in the press conference, but it could be as long as all of 2014. It appears the recovery will take 6-7 months, but Santo waiting to actually have it means that return date is pushed back  pretty far. The exact return date will be a determination by his doctor. Santo made it clear this was not meant to be a retirement and he plans on returning, but will not return if the doctors say he’s at risk for being paralysis.

Santo’s wife is quoted as saying the surgery is the same one the NFL’s Peyton Manning had, which was a neck fusion. The operation itself does not take long, but the recovery takes a while. That article on Manning says patients necks are usually better off after the surgery, though Manning himself had unexpected muscle issues which delayed his recovery. It read as though Santo will most likely be able to return.

There was no attempt to build a feud off this rivalry (which is actually surprising since they did the martinete angle just this summer.) The TxT show this weekend was barely covered – they’ll just be taking Santo out of the main event and making it a three way. All other Santo matches will be “suspended or canceled”, though Santo plans on still appearing on the shows. Santo did say one of the reasons he’s just not retiring is he would like to team with his son, since he was unable to team with his father. Santo even goes as far to say he would only wrestle teaming with his son in 0ne quote. (He says at other points he wanted to wrestle for 40 years.) Santo said the injury was from all the years of wrestling, but said his doctors told him the chair shots to the back were specifically a problem. Santo says his WBC championship is “suspended” unless the WBC decides differently.

Sunday’s Arena Coliseo show is moved to Arena Mexico. Announcers didn’t seem to be sure where were it would be last week and CMLL seems to have changed their mind. That means it’s Titan vs Averno & the ringside barrier.

A Fuego en el Ring article says only 8 luchadoras attended the Stardom tryout, with some others specifically discouraged from trying out by their bosses. Stardom is expected to bring three to Japan, probably from Star Fire, Mystique, Baby Star and Keira, who were the four also on the connected Dos Caras retirement show. It was probably always going to be from that group – why would they already be booked for the show if they weren’t thought to be the best – but those kind of tryouts are probably more useful in instruction and networking as they are actually “winning” the competition.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, Alfredo on the second Tercera Caida and the ChilangaMask show and PosterMania.

It rained on last Friday’s LLF show (no roof), there were three matches, and two ended in draws. That’s a tough show.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Havana Brother I and Gran Prix 2006.

DJ Spectro likes Maskare & Los Infernales and the irregularity of the UWA Junior Lightheavyweight title in two parts.

The Gladiatores talks to Apolo Estrada and writes about the El Brazo tribute show.

AAA has part 1 of their interview with Taya & Daga.


DTU (SAT) 11/30/2013 Polideportivo Xonaca, Puebla, Puebla
1) ? vs ??
2) Artikus & Lanzeloth vs Ave Fenix & Heliux
3) Aero Boy & Violento Jack vs Pequeno Cobra & Slayer Pack and Hormiga & Kalibus
4) ?, Joey Ryan, Kaleth vs Ángel del Misterio, La Magnifica, Rey Celestial
5) Roderick Strong vs Jinzo, Drastik Boy, Hacker, Black Fire, Crazy Boy
6) Ángel o Demonio & Ovett vs Cíclope & Miedo Extremo and Demente Extreme & X-Fly

DTU (TUE) 12/03/2013 Arena Aficion
1) ? vs ??
AAAcademia DTU
2) La Magnifica & Lanzeloth vs Artikus & JC MaClean and Kalibus & Xatana
3) Ángel del Misterio vs Kaleth, Aero Boy, Rey Celestial, Violento Jack, Pequeno Cobra, Hormiga
4) Slayer Pack & X-Fly vs Crazy Boy & Jhonky
5) Black Fire & Joey Ryan vs Drastik Boy & Roderick Strong and Hacker & Septimo Dragon
6) Ángel o Demonio & Ovett vs Cíclope & Miedo Extremo and Demente Extreme & Paranokia

DTU cards with Joey Ryan and Roderick Strong. They probably won’t mean a lot as far as drawing casual people in, but I’d bet the luchadors will be thrilled to work them instead of just watching them. Main events continue the Porros/Macizos feud.

IWL (SAT) 12/07/2013 Mercado Las Aguilas, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Estado de Mexico
1) Centinela & Imperio Negro vs Corcel Infenral & Misterio
2) Rayo Star vs Toxin Boy [lightning]
3) Perico vs Arceus, Fly Warrior, Belial, ATM One, Fly Star, Andy Boy, Ciclon Black [IWL INTERNET, TLC]
Periko is champion
4) Dinamic Black & Fresero Jr. vs Arkanos, Kilvan, Shadow, Yoruba [IWL TAG]
Fresero Jr. & Dinamic Black (Gerencia VIP) are champion. Format for the match to be announced.
5) Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett vs ATM, ATM Gold, ATM Super
6) Máscara Dorada vs Valiente vs Arez vs Último Vampiro

That’s quite a main event. (Hope they clean the ring after the semifinal.)

CHILANGAMASK (SUN) 12/22/2013 Coliseo Coacalco
1) ? vs ??
2) ? vs ??
3) ? vs ??
4) ? vs ??
5) Arkángel de la Muerte vs Dinamic Black [FULL HEAVY]
Arkangel is a champion. First defense.
6) Extreme Tiger vs Rey Cometa Impulso
7) Titán (CMLL) vs Aero Boy
8) Silueta vs Chik Tormenta
9) Ricky Marvin vs Tony Rodriguez

4 more matches to announce and card order subject to change. This continues the indy versus CMLL/Ricky theme from the last show.

AAA RCH (WED) 01/01/2014 Arena Lopez Matoes
1) Euro & Olimpus vs Sangre De Lobo & Stryker
2) Ludxor & Venum vs Carta Brava Jr. & Eterno
3) La Parkita (AAA), Lolita, Mamba vs Mini Chessman, Sexy Lady, Yuriko
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.

2014 card! I’m not ready for 2014. I’m also not ready for another year of Psycho Circus versus Consejo.

12/08 AAA TV Lineup (Guerra de Titanes)

AAA TV (SUN) 12/08/2013 Auditorio de la Gente, Tepic, Nayarit
***Guerra de Titanes, 2013***
1) Dinastía, Ludxor, Venum vs El Apache, Machine Rocker, Mini Charly Manson
2) Angélico, Fénix, Jack Evans vs Eterno, Pentagón Jr., Steve Pain
3) Pimpinela Escarlata vs Taya Valkyrie, Mamba, Jennifer Blake, Faby Apache, Pasion Kristal, Yuriko, ? [cage, hair]
4) Blue Demon Jr. vs Electroshock [AAA LA]
Blue Demon Jr. is champion. First defense.
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr. [AAA TRIOS]
Psycho Circus are champions. Third defense.
6) Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, El Mesías, La Parka vs Daga, Jeff Jarrett, Parka Negra, Psicosis

Air Date: 12/14 & 12/21.

AAA also has a travel/tourism package, so I’d guess the unusual pick of Tepic as a location is because of some greater tourism deal. If you’re going, you’re probably going because you want to check out the city and you also get a TV taping thrown in, not because there’s anything super compelling here.

The main event is the Aguascalientes main event plus Jeff Jarrett & Mesias added to each side. Jeff Jarrett is treated like he’s important by AAA but not as much by the fans. The rest of the match is a repeat, and another instance of AAA pushing off anything meaningful the second half of the year. This is weird – I don’t really want to see La Parka/Parka Negra or Perro/Jarrett but they would understandable be more marketable matches. There’s a good chance the atomicos format could hide more weakness and actually turn out to be the better match, but it’s also not a big main event for a major show.

I would guess Mesias beats Jarrett to balance out his loss to AJ, but it’s Jarrett in AAA so anything is possible.

All the AAA trios title matches in the last 18 months

  • 2012-05-19 Plaza de Toros Belisario Arteaga, Chilpancingo, Guerrero – Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano, Toscano b Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown [AAA TRIOS]
  • 2012-08-19 Centro Banamex – Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr., Toscano b Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown [AAA TRIOS]
  • 2012-09-23 Unidad Deportiva 20 de Noviembre, Campeche – Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr., Toscano [AAA TRIOS]
  • 2013-02-18 Lienzo Charro Ignacio León Ornelas, Irapuato – Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr., Toscano [AAA TRIOS]
  • 2013-03-03 Domo de San Luis, San Luis Potosi – Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Argos, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano [AAA TRIOS]

You’d think the Rockers (remember them?) or La Secta would’ve gotten a shot.

Again, just like Texano & Psycho Clown, this could be an actually good match but the program has gone on way too long and the mere existence of it is a turnoff. They’ve also centered things on Hijo del Tirantes, which means nothing really matters until he starts rejected Psycho Circus possible wins and Tirantes either gets away with it or gets replaced by Piero (probably the latter this time.) Nothing matters until that occurs and that’s not an novel occurrence.

Blue Demon Jr. and Electroshock will attempt to have a super technical match and good luck to them.

The mystery spot in the women/exotico’s match – which may actually turn out to be the final match given they have to set up and tear down a cage – should have been Mary Apache based on the build up. Maybe Dorian got her booked in Japan too. I’d guess it’s now the return of Sexy Star (and she’ll be right back to feuding with Faby Apache in Consejo/Psycho fashion), but it’ll be one of the exoticos who lose their hair.

First two matches both look outstanding; coincidentally or not, they’re both the matches AAA didn’t set up at all and just threw guys out there. They’re also both likely only airing on UTDN. (AAA could run better CMLL style cards than CMLL could run AAA cards.) Pentagon Jr. on the rudo team kind of looks like a replacement for Juvi, but it may just be coincidence since Eterno is still on the team and he’s unlikely due to injury. The trios match works, but the card would’ve seemed a bit more special if they had split into two title matches – Fenix vs Pentagon, Jack/Angelico vs Eterno/Pain. Seven matches, three for titles, would’ve had the look of a more meaningful card. I have almost no problem with the trios, but it’d be helpful for those titles to mean something more often and doing the title matches now wouldn’t prevent them from doing them again later.

Machine Rocker returns against three awesome tecnicos! This is a combination sure to work well.  I am not really excited about this card overall, but those opening matches are much better than I thought we’d get out of Guerra de Titanes. I wish the card was overall stronger for AAA’s own sake – if this draws more than half a house, I’d credit local promotion and the newness of the arena over anything on the card – but they’re giving something to look forward to with the first couple matches.

AAA’s last taping of the year is on 12/14, though it probably won’t air until 2014.

11/23-25 lucha videos

AAA didn’t air this week, but we have the UTDNs for the last couple fo weeks.

Terra Sunday was messed up again, at least for me. I posted it to YouTube as an experiment and have a better plan of dealing with it going forward.

YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC2Gk-CeBaY&list=PL2I0JwI23A_WRI5FmKuu0wONiWKsTJHj2

11/23 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/qvx00t
11/24 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m006bi

11/23 Sobre el Ring: http://www.sendspace.com/file/d83bn0 – Mephisto is the guest.

AAA on UTDN: 2013-11-14
taped 2013-11-03 @ Domo de Parque Solidaridad, Tonala, Jalisco
1) Aerostar, Ludxor, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Pentagón Jr.
2) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu
3) Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Fénix vs Chessman, Hijo del Fantasma, Texano

AAA on UTDN: 2013-11-21
taped 2013-11-03 @ Domo de Parque Solidaridad, Tonala, Jalisco
1) Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, Mascarita Sagrada vs Mary Apache, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya Valkyrie
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Eterno, Juventud Guerrera, Steve Pain
3) El Mesías vs AJ Styles [TNA HEAVY]

CMLL on Terra: 2013-11-22
taped 2013-11-22 @ Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Disturbio & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Silueta vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Virus
4) Atlantis, Blue Panther, La Máscara vs Kráneo, Psyco Ripper, Vangellys

La Lucha Se Le Hace (SLP): 2013-04-20, reaired on Mexicanal on 2013-11-24
taped 2013-04-14 @ Arena Mexico San Luis Potosi
1) Aguila Negra & Monstruo vs Camaleón & Daemon
2) Brujo Cósmico Jr vs Coronel Castro in a lightning match
3) Acero Negro & Uniko vs Destructor & Minimaniaco [SLP TAG]
4) Amierica, Barón, Sabú Jr. vs Galeno, Rayo De Plata IV, Rayo De Plata Jr.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-11-23
taped 2013-11-12 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/egepn6
1) Fuego, Pegasso, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Virus
taped 2013-11-17 @ Arena Mexico
2) Dark Angel vs Dalys in a lightning match
3) Rey Cometa, Super Porky, Thunder vs Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
4) La Sombra, Titán, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-11-23
taped 2013-11-19 @ Arena Mexico
1) Eléctrico, Pequeño Halcón, Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
2) Estrellita, La Seductora, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Sugheit
3) Delta, Diamante Azul, Titán vs Ephesto, Pierroth, Terrible
Stellar Moments
4) Máximo, Super Porky, Thunder vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Tama Tonga
5) Máscara Dorada vs Volador Jr. for the NWA World Welterweight Championship

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-11-23
taped 2013-11-15 @ Arena Mexico
1) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
Mid Show Intro
2) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Diamante Azul vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Pierroth
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Negro Casas, Tama Tonga, Terrible

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2013-11-23
taped 2013-11-08 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6zniwg
1) La Máscara & Rush vs Tama Tonga & Terrible for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship
2) Atlantis, La Sombra, Shocker vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

CMLL on Terra: 2013-11-24 – VIDEO FREEZES OFTEN
taped 2013-11-24 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Akuma & Zayco
2) Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Starman vs Artillero, Canelo Casas, Súper Comando
3) Fuego, Magnus, Pegasso vs Boby Zavala, Namajague, Sangre Azteca
4) Tritón vs Gran Guerrero in a lightning match
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Diamante Azul, Sagrado, Thunder
6) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Titán vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

CMLL Puebla: 2013-11-24
taped 2013-11-11 @ Arena Puebla
1) Meyer, Tigre Rojo, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Artillero, Inquisidor, Súper Comando
2) Metatrón, Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Camorra, Siki Ozama Jr., Toro Bill Jr.
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Virus
4) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, La Máscara vs Averno, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla
5) Negro Casas vs Rush vs Shocker

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-11-24
taped 2013-11-21 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Emperador Azteca, Hip Hop Man, Látigo vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Epidemia
2) Dragón Celestial vs Douki in a Number One Contenders Match for the IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship
3) Canis Lupus vs Golden Magic in a super libre match
4) Eterno & Súper Nova vs Alan Extreme & Veneno and Trauma I & Trauma II

Noches de Coliseo: 2013-11-24
taped 2013-11-17 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Atomo, Demonio del Caribe, Panthro Jr. vs Infinito, Solovino, Volcan Negro
2) Desafio, Panthro, Principe de Oro vs Cats, Koko Viper, Mr. Cuervo
3) Pimpinela Escarlata vs Orquídea NegraBello Rubi
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., Argos, Texano Jr. vs Corazón de Barrio, Hator, Silver Star
5) Daga & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo vs Dark Ozz & Dark Scoria

AAA on UTDN: 2013-11-07


Jack will moonsault off anything

taped 2013-10-18 @ Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla
El Elegido, Faby Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Dark Cuervo, Mamba, Mary Apache, Mini Abismo Negro: Okay but not particularly exciting mixed tag match. These have become very familiar, but there was nothing technically wrong with this one. Maybe it’s just the same people too often. I don’t know that the Cuervo/Faby thing is really getting over, but they’re trying hard with it.


killer DDT

Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Angélico & Jack Evans and Dark Scoria & Dark Spíritu and Aerostar & Drago for the AAA World Tag Team Championship: Good moments at times, but also questionable moments. Action wasn’t strong enough to totally make up for it’s short comings, but there was still more good than bad. Usual dumbness of people breaking up pins in an elimination match, though I believe the champions were the only ones not to do it. That’s why they’re a winning team! Angelico & Jack were just loved enough to not get totally booed for how they won the tag team titles – the Juvi angle was the priority here (so much that Eterno & Steve Pain probably should’ve also been involved), but the new championship still got their moment in the sun. Aerostar & Drago got a better run than Drago & Fenix at TripleMania.


Well, he cleared the ringpost this time

Psycho Clown vs Texano Jr. for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship: This match did an excellent job of building Psycho Clown versus Tirantes. I think Texano Jr. was also in the match. Seriously, this was yet another match where AAA doesn’t really trust the young guys to get over with the crowd on their own, so they throw in as many shenanigans as possible which end up overwhelming the match. I didn’t like the blood and the chair spots – partly because they came so soon without much of a build to it – but they were generally doing fine with need to turn into the rudo referee show. It didn’t make any sense, as usual. Tirantes was a happily count pinfalls before and AFTER the one he stopped early, it was just the one time he decided to not count because – uh, reasons.

You know, I’ve never seen Psycho Clown and Marufuji in the same place at the same time…

Tirantes not counting three and pulling Piero out and punching him later on go big reactions from the crowd. A lot of the stuff they did got strong reactions, and it’s got to be noted that the crowd way into chanting for Psycho for the match. If the goal is to get reactions from a live crowd, this match worked well. If the goal is to put on something that feels meaningful as a TV show and to get people to watch week to week, this didn’t work well. Tirantes costing Psycho Clown the title will never be touched on again, and it won’t even feel like it should be touched on again because they’ve done the same exact bit so many times that no one’s surprised when it goes absolutely nowhere. No one’s turning back into see where that story is going (having him beat up after the match is the end of it), and no one is turning into see if someone finally beats Texano because Texano is doing nothing to win. Texano can’t even beat Psycho Clown by himself – not directly, not even by the guy organizing the interference. This was not done as if Texano had some great plan come together; Tirantes just apparently decided he was going to be evil this match for no real reason and Texano got a title match win.

one more Jack moonsault

I’m still pretty certain the best Texano title match was on the WWL show no one saw. Match was fine itself , probably better for you if you love blood, but immensely frustrating in context.

Caravana de Campeones, Santo photo replaced

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 11/24/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG]
1) Imposible b Douki [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible is champion. Second defense.
2) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo b Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Dr. Cerebro [EdM Trios]
Gringos VIP are champions. First defense. Apolo gave Cerebro a martinete for the win. Cerbero and Apolo challenged each other to a hair match.
3) Trauma I & Trauma II b Oficial AK47 & Oficial Fierro [IWRG IC TAG]
Traumas are champions. Trauma II pinned AK47 after a chair shot. Third defense.
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Fresero Jr., Súper Nova, X-Fly [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Piratas are champions. Fresero replaced Eterno (injury.) Rudos got away with a foul on X-Fly. First defense. Piratas took Super Nova’s mask for good measure.
5) Oficial 911 DQ Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Oficial 911 is champion. Apolo (Mascara) and X-Fly (911) were seconds. Apolo fouled 911 but was caught for the DQ. First defense.

Apolo Estrada and X-Fly kept fighting after their show. Apolo has plenty of people to feud with at once. All the champions kept their championships.

The stolen El Santo photo from the 80 years of lucha libre photo walk has been replaced. The article mentions a Rush photo was previously stolen and replaced.

AAA will have a chat with Perro Aguayo Jr. & Cibernetico tonight at 8pm.

Rob has highlights of 09/22/13 AAA.


IWRG (THU) 11/28/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Sky Ángel vs Zurdog
2) Emperador Azteca, Látigo, Seiya vs Atomic Star, Electro Boy, Kalim Black
3) Imposible vs Dragón Celestial [IWRG IC Light]
Third defense.
4) Golden Magic, Máscara Púrpura, Toscano vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Súper Nova, X-Fly
5) Alan Extreme & Veneno vs Trauma I & Trauma II [IWRG IC TAG]
Traumas are champions. Fourth defense.

I am not entirely sure what’s supposed to be happening with everyone in the main event – the Traumas sure are coming off as the rudos in their feud which makes Alan Extreme the tecnico – but I think we’ll have a clearer idea after htis match.

First match for Purpura here in seven years. I am guessing he’ll do a shooting star press.

Dragon Celestial lost the #1 contenders match, which means he had to wait four whole extra days to get a title shot. Whatever, it’ll be a good match.

Person doing the poster who doesn’t know Electro Boy’s partner is Atomic Star and no one seems to know how Kalim Black is meant to be spelled.