taped 2013-10-02 @ Auditorio Miguel Barragan de San Luis Potosi Aerostar, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Black Mamba, Gran Apache, Mini Histeria: Pretty much a técnico exhibition. Rudos exhibited a lot of head slaps and the willingness to keep hitting each other. Aerostar and Octagoncito got in a cool dives and crowd still loves Pimpi (despite some cringe-worthy moments) so it generally got over well but there wasn’t a lot to it. Rudos went out of their way to do nothing, most of not been an accident.
Axel & Fénix vs Pentagón Jr. & Último Gladiador and Dark Scoria & Dark Spíritu: The other two matches in the secret tournament were single fall matches, so of course this one is an elimination one for no particular reason. And chairs are legal but outside interference requires a distraction. AND they did an injury angle with Escoria and had him advance anyway and the injury angle (x2, since they repeated it with the Perros!) went nowhere so I don’t even know. There was a good match here, but you had to hunt around some other stuff to find it. Axel is so bad, but he was even worse in this. Pentagon and Ultimo Gladiador did everything they could to make Axel look good early and it was for nothing because he was so Dallys-level poor later on. I don’t get it. Match was better in the parts he wasn’t involved, but there just wasn’t enough of those parts. Crowd didn’t get into this as much as you’d think.
Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Carta Brava Jr., Eterno, Steve Pain: Really great match from all involved. Suicide had a much better than his first time out, looking spectacular and not running into any problems. AAA (and Jack & Angelico) are also going out of there way to make sure the new guy doesn’t come off as the lesser third of the team, making sure he gets in his big spots and gets the big win at the end. It’s a great way to get over the newcomer Rudos looked great, as aggressive at offense as they were skilled at working with the técnicos. The rudos created a sense they might actually pull this match off, which is impressive for a team that never wins. A crowd that wasn’t in to the show a lot going into the match was way into it by the end of this. Very much wish Carta Brava was getting to be in the new group with the other two; Juvi’s going to have to be very good to make up for him.
Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Chessman, Silver King, Texano Jr.: Another Consejo/Circus match, now with more bleeding. Can’t believe Psycho lost to Texano on TV the week before his title match. Even cheating, what a strange deflating way to go about things. More of a trios match than the previous match with Texano and Psycho, getting every involved before coming down to the final, but not a match that interested me a much. Crowd was more into this than most anything else.
CMLL (TUE) 11/12/2013Arena Mexico [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr. b Metatrón & Sensei Rudos took 2/3.
2) Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito Rudos took 1/3.
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela b Amapola, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca Tecnicas took 2/3.
4) Rey Cometa b Raziel [lightning] Cometa won with the 450 splash in 7 minutes.
5) Ángel de Oro, Super Porky, Thunder b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión Straight falls. Escorpion used an illegal choke on Porky in the first for a DQ, lost in the second.
6) Kráneo, Olímpico, Volador Jr. b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente Invasors took 1/3. Volador pinned Mascara Dorada, then challenged for his title.
CMLL (TUE) 11/12/2013Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Sky Kid & Smaker b Exterminador & Maléfico Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito b Mercurio, Pequeño Halcón, Pequeño Olímpico Pequeno Halcon replaced Pequeno Nitro. Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Virus b Fuego, Pegasso, Sagrado Rudos took 1/3.
4) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, La Sombra, Titán Rudos took 1/3, UG sneaking a foul on Sombra. This sets up a singles match next week.
5) Terrible b Rush [CMLL HEAVY] Terrible came in as champ. Rush submitted Terrible, Terrible pinned Rush, and Terrible won clean in the third. Eighth defense.
Rush’s win waits for another day. CMLL taped a heavyweight title match between the two top heavyweights, as they do for all Guadalajara matches, and but of course it won’t air anywhere because CMLL is weird. On the other hand, I’m okay missing Sombra/UG (but that’s another indication Guadalajara is the Tuesday priority.)
ChilangaMask announced they’re bringing in the Young Bucks for their Anniversary show. No date or opponents announced, but their first show (as FCK) was in January last year so guess around then. Matt and Nick Jackson, who are the current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team champions, should be a good fit with whoever they get put against.
The NWA Mexico seemed to only exist as a substantial promotion in 2008, when they ran Gimansio Juan de la Barrera a few times and Blue Demon Jr. won the NWA heavyweight championship in Centro Banamex (at a non-lucha convention Lucha Libre Expo existed.) The promotion didn’t seem to draw well, ran a few shows in 2009, and then disappeared in 2010 except for a Lucha Libre Expo appearance. It’s popped up a few times since then, but no more meaningful than three dozen other groups who pop up for a show and disappear for months (or just stop promoting their shows.) They started running shows at an Arena NWA in 2011, and it took me months to figure out where Arena NWA actually was located (Ecatepec!) – that’s about how successfully things were for NWA Mexico. The news here is there was actually an announcement at all, because it seemed like it would just fade and be forgotten.
NWA Mexico did appear to develop luchadors who are wrestling in other indies now. Their last known show, 11 months ago, included Ares, Kronoz, Terremoto and other guys who are working the XMW-type shows now. Those guys were regularly on those and identified themselves as NWA Mexico luchadors for at least a time, though I’m unsure how much the promotion meant to them. NWA Mexico will also leave plenty of useless championships behind – the one Casandro has, the one Skyade & Turbo both have but were pretending were different titles, all the new Historic NWA championships CMLL is still using.
Bio of Coco Amarillo, which recaps his previous unrecorded mask loss as Indomito.
CMLL (MON) 11/18/2013Arena Puebla
1) Águila Egipcia & Bengala vs Akrón & Cholo
2) Asturiano & Bam Bam vs Pierrothito & Saurón
3) Metálico, Pegasso, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Cancerbero, Fuerza Chicana, Raziel
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis
5) La Máscara, Titán, Valiente vs Averno, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla
6) Rush vs Shocker
It’s about as many Puebla luchadors are normal, but more spread out. Might make for the best minis match in some time. Main event will be interesting.
EAW (THU) 11/14/2013 San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora
1) ? vs ?? local wrestlers
2) Galáctico, Galaxi, Lexus vs El Suspenso, Tempestad Guerrera, Voltrón
3) Bello Juan, Chico Che, Sexi Alan vs Rey Maligno, Sstruendo, Urban Boy
4) Dinamico, Genio Del Aire, Iron Boy vs Darko, Ray Silver, Tronx
5) Excalibur, Extreme Tiger, Laredo Kid vs Dluxe, Luminoso, The Rocker
6) Atlantis & Máscara Dorada vs Animaniac & Villano III
7) Máximo, Mistico, Rey Escorpion (CMLL) vs Hijo de Rey Misterio II, Leatherface, Lizmark Jr.
The other cards – Caborca, Mexicali, Hermosillo – have different matchups but the same group of guys. Rey Escorpion is on the tecnico side on all of the shows. Maybe it’s because he’s the home area guy, but they’d be much better off with him on the rudo side. There are always changes, and maybe he’ll end up opposite Mistico and Dorada by the time the matches happen.