CMLL (SUN) 12/22/2013 Arena Mexico [@therealfredo, CMLL]
1) Metálico & Sensei b Artillero & Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 2/3 in an average match.
2) Amapola, Goya Kong, La Seductora, Lady Afrodita, Tiffany b Dallys la Caribeña, Estrellita, Princesa Sugheit, Silueta, Zeuxis [seeding battle royal]
Seeding battle royal was needed due to the unbalanced sides (six rudas, four tecnicas.) Afrodita’s first match here in six months. Goya pressed out Zeuxis last and she landed hard on her backside.
3) Princesa Sugheit b Estrellita, Goya Kong, Silueta, Lady Afrodita, Amapola, Tiffany, Dallys la Caribeña, La Seductora, Zeuxis [#1 Contenders, CMLL WOMEN, cibernetico]
Order of elimination went Afrodita (by Silueta), Zeuxis (by Seductora), Silueta (by Tiffany), Seductora (by Dallys), Tiffany (by Estrellita), Dallys (by Amapola), Estrellita (by Goya), Ampola (by Sugehit) leaving Princesa Sugehit as the surprise. Amapola tripped up Goya to help eliminate her, and Goya distracted Amapola. Sugehit faces Marcela next week.
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado b Puma, Shigeo Okumura, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3 in a good match.
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Titán b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Negro Casas b Volador Jr.
Negro Casas ambushed Volador and used Volador’s own hoodie against him to take the first, Volador took the second, and Negro won a long good third fall with another one of his tricks – he ‘accidentally’ rolled up the referee to distract him, then fouled Volador and pinned him. (This was along the lines of his win over Guerrero Maya Jr.) Negro had guaranteed a win prior to the match and told Volador he can’t be Negro Casas. Volador wanted a rematch and clean result.
Sugehit is totally unexpected. Marcela has the recent feud with Dallys (who was back to her tecnica gear here) and pre-match promos teased Amapola or Estrellita. Even when it came down to the last three, it seemed much more likely Amapola or Goya would get the title shot. Marcela vs Sugehit has a chance to be really good and possibly Sugehit’s best match ever in CMLL. (And everyone seems to be spelling it Sugehit now, of which I’m late to catch on.)
Negro Casas beating Volador is truly strange if Volador is the new tecnico sensation – but we’ve found out that Titan is that and he’s definitely better than Volador so I’m not bothered. Also, Negro is great and this might not be over.
CMLL (SUN) 12/22/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Tapatío b Índigo
Tapatio won quick. Indigo was hurt and needed medical assistance.
2) El Divino b Relampago Azul
All opening card matches singles appear to be one fall now. Divino won this one. Relampago Azul replaced Jocker.
3) Demonio Maya & Demonio Rojo b Esfinge & Javier Cruz Jr.
Xavier Cruz Jr. replaced Halcon de Plata. Rudos took 1/3.
4) Gallo b Exterminador
Also one fall. Gallo won with a cristo.
5) Black Metal, Pegasso, Solar I b Espectrum, Évola, Maléfico
Evola replaced Herodes Jr. Solar led his team to the win, taking falls 1/3. He and Malefico went back and forth in all three.
6) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Pierroth b Máscara Dorada, Shocker, Valiente
Rudos took 1/3, Aguila using the ropes to beat Dorada. This sets up a singles match next week.
(This is the second update today. Scroll down to see the last one.)
This week’s bonus TerceraCaida, including a trip to Tijuana, is up.
El Dandy, on Facebook announced a retirement tour in 2014, starting in 01/17 in Tijuana and 02/16 in Veracruz, and ending who knows when. I see it less as a retirement tour (because that never works) and more as El Dandy’s actually back for more matches (which seemed uncertain before the announcement.)
New Rudo: Ironia
New Tecnico: Euro
New Rudo Team: Styker & Sangre de Lobo
New Tecnico Team: Metha Dragon & King Dragon
Best Atomicos Unit: Apocalipticos
Revelacion Ruda: Rey Inmortal
Revelacion Tecnica: Spider Boy
Best Tecnico Maestro: Rocky Santana
Best AULL champion: Iron Love
Best technical match: Sadico vs Yakuza
Most bloody: Chucho el Roto vs Cerebro Maligno
Outstanding luchadora: Felina Metaica
Best Referee: El Sonrisa
Rudo of the Year: Judas el Traidor
Awards seem even spread out. I wanted to link to those awarded matches, but I can’t find those singles match ever happening. Maybe I missed them? Maybe they just mean their fights in the course of trios matches? I am confused.
Lucha Libre in Japan
12/22 Dragon Gate: Jimmy Susumu, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Mr. Quu Quu Tanizaki Naoki Toyonaka Dolphin beat CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid and T-Hawk, Eita, Flamita [Open the Triangle Gate]
I usually try to type these names myself, so all the spelling mistakes are mine, but there’s no way with that result. Anyway, Flamita loses the Dragon Gate trios championship right before he comes home, as expected. (There’s one more show on the 27th but I thought they’d be leaving before then.) Matches from this iPPV are up on DailyMotion.
CMLL (SUN) 12/29/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Robin vs Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
3) Marcela vs Princesa Sugheit [CMLL WOMEN]
Marcela is champion. 10th defense.
4) Máximo, Super Porky, Valiente vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Pierroth
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs La Máscara, Shocker, Volador Jr.
Main event keeps Volador and Negro together, though there’s no guarantee they’ll do anything. I think we’re getting more matches like the second of late due to the holiday season, so I wish it was Christmas all year.