Rush/Terrible, IWRG title change, Halcon 2000 unmasked, Del Rio on Dos Caras retirement show

CMLL Cantu (MON) 11/04/2013 Arena Cuatro Caminos de Nuevo Laredo [Tercera Caida]
3) Hombre Sin Miedo, Kendor Jr., Sobredosis b Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Piratas came in as champions, but lose to the Los Poderosos in their fifth defense.

It’s always a big surprise when an IWRG team loses IWRG titles outside of IWRG to a team not in IWRG. Maybe there’s a bigger story here, not really sure.

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (TUE) 11/05/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Bengala & Camaleón b Cholo & Espanto Jr.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro b Oro Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr.
Arkangel had his new title from Chile.
3) Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany DQ Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela
DQ for Amapola excessive violence on Marcela.
4) Tritón b Boby Zavala [lightning]
Triton surprised Zavala with a cradle. Zavala fouled Triton after the match.
5) Máximo, Super Porky, Thunder b Averno, Ephesto, Shigeo Okumura
Mephisto was announced, Misterioso was listed for him on Monday due to the injury Mephisto suffered on Sunday and Okumura ended up in the spot in the end. Maximo kissed Averno for the pin.
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Titán DQ Mr. Águila, Mr. Niebla, Namajague
Namajague replaced Negro Casas. Niebla unmasked Mistico for the DQ.

On the bottom of a lot of lucha cards, it says card subject to change. It also says missing luchadors will be replaced by other luchadors of the same level.  I love Namajague, you love Namajague, we all love Namajague, Namajague is not on the same level as Negro Casas. Not sure what happened here; CMLL will often move other people up when they have lesser replacements so it’s not quite a drop down (which would’ve meant Averno in the main event and Namajague in the semimain.) CMLL also seems to be much more lax on Tuesday shows – we’ve seen both Terrible and Mr. Aguila join in the main event after the match has already started. It seems possible to me CMLL was just expecting Negro Casas to show up and sent Namajague – who didn’t have his facepaint on – out as a last second sub.

CMLL (TUE) 11/05/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Hippie I & El Hippie II b Évola & Sádico
Hippes took 2/3
2) Guerrero Negro Jr., Inquisidor, Súper Comando b Black Metal, Esfinge, Leo
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit b Lady Afrodita, Luna Mágica, Silueta
Afrodita’s return (from unknown injury? from more training?) Rudas took 2/3.
4) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Blue Panther b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) La Máscara, Rush, Shocker b Tama Tonga, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3, Rush submitting Terrible in the third. Rush challenged Terrible to a title match next week.

Meanwhile, Shocker’s made all his matches this week.

IWL (TUE) 11/05/2013 Arena Aficion [Funcion Estelar]
1) Aspid, Medics III, Sacristan Del Diablo b Gotita de Plata, Jhonky, Kronica
Medics III replaced Medics I and Kid Jaguar was missing.
2) ATM, ATM 1, ATM Gold, ATM Super b Arceus, Fly Metalik, Fly Warrior, Flyer and Arkanos, Medics 3, Quimico, Shadow
Teams besides ATM are not specified (so it’s unlikely Medics III worked twice.)
3) Dinamic Black & Fresero Jr. b Mascara Jr. & Último Vampiro [IWL TAG]
It was announced that Ultimo Gladiador had recently vacated his half of the tag team titles, so this was now a battle for the vacant titles. Mascara Jr. (wrestling in the arena where he lost his mask) replaced Gladiador, and lost to Black and Fresero.
4) Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett, Perico b Aero Boy, Demente Extreme, Hormiga, Violento Jack [IWL ATOMICOS]
Los Porros were trios champions, became Atomicos champions at same unknown point (seemingly just to differentiate from the WWA trios titles and for the purposes of this feud). They retained the titles here, money thrown in after.
5) Halcón 2000 L Ninja de Fuego, Cerebro Negro, Zumbido, Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Fantasma de la Ópera, Loco Max, Tony Rivera, Freelance, Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón, Suicida, Pantera I [cage, hair, mask]
Pantera I was first out. Halcon 2000 was unmasked as Arturo Baleriano, from Mexico City, 10 years a luchador.

Halcon 2000 was the obvious loser. Dinamic Black ends up with a new title; he’s a tough champion to beat. I have no idea why I’m obsessed with the Mascara Jr. thing.

Porra Fresa’s recap of Puebla show seems to say it was Rush who shoved a fan on Monday night, not the other way around.

LuchaWorld has Alfredo recapping the 10/31 DTU episode.

Alberto Del Rio says he’ll appear on a retirement show for his father Dos Caras in February 2014. WWE doesn’t usually allow it’s wrestlers to appear on outside shows – the Colons/Matadors have a specific exception written into their contract – so hopefully ADR has and will keep permission to appear.

Dr. Wagner Jr. says he has a lot of outstanding issues with Atlantis. And LA Park. And Ultimo Guerrero. It must be tough being Dr. Wagner Jr.

Hijo del Perro Aguayo will be inducted into a boxing and lucha libre hall of fame this afternoon.

AAA’s posted the second part of their interview with Cibernetico.

Lucha Libre in Japan

NJPW 11/06: Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov [O] b Valiente [X] & BUSHI [Super Junior Tag Team Tournament, SF]

Completely forgot this was today. Valiente and BUSHI had nice matching gear anyway.


CMLL (MON) 11/11/2013 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 Sombra vs Averno, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla
5) Negro Casas vs Rush vs Shocker

Three way matches are very rare in CMLL because they usually don’t end up as three ways and instead are a series of single matches. They’ve done a couple psuedo three way matches at the end of ciberneticos this year so maybe they’ll actually do it here.

Diamante Azul returns, on the day he said he would long in advance.

CMLL (TUE) 11/12/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Metatrón & Sensei vs Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
4) Rey Cometa vs Raziel [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Super Porky, Thunder vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Volador Jr.

Estetas versus Invasors (though Aguila is busy.) Lightning match could be good but Tuesdays are iffy.

They’re running two minis matches on the same day; if a rudo no-shows, weird things could happen

CMLL (TUE) 11/12/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Exterminador & Maléfico
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Fuego, Pegasso, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Virus
4) Atlantis, La Sombra, Titán vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
5) Terrible vs Rush [CMLL HEAVY]
Terrible is champ. Eigth defense.

I think this is the better show.