taped 2013-11-15 @ Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro
Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mary Apache, Taya Valkyrie: in which we learn Mamba has a finishing move. I’m pretty sure Mamba’s won before, on shows which no longer exist, but it’s been a while. Match was fine given everyone involved and this time they got. T finish felt like it meant something, always a plus. Jennifer had a good match and absolutely crushed Taya on her dive. Note Mary is part of the hair feud at this point.
Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Eterno, Juventud Guerrera, Steve Pain: Good match between the two teams, with the rudos surprisingly winning clean. Crowd was way into the técnicos, who mostly wrestled a normal match and less their usual weapon style. Rudos set up the técnicos well and looked good themselves – Eterno’s run up the ropes moonsault seems as tricky as anything. I like the idea of this feud more than I thought.
Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pentagón Jr.: Great. Really fun trios. Pentagon Jr. was great even when he wasn’t randomly pulling out Antonio Cesaro spots. Dropping hard on Angelico to break up his sweep sequence was superb, and all of his chops were killer. Pirata Morgan fit in this mix fine and worked great with Jack. The técnicos have their teamwork spots down and Jack makes everything great. Even the section of finisher turn taking near the end felt more like a fight than ritual turn taking and they got out at the right time. No complaints here.
CMLL (MON) 12/23/2013Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Black Tiger & Sensei b Espíritu Maligno & Toro Bill Jr. Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Pierrothito & Saurón b Eléctrico & Shockercito Rudos took 1/3.
3) Sagrado & Stigma b Boby Zavala & Camorra Tecnicos took 1/3. Camorra was DQed for excessive violence in the first, then pinned by Stigma in the third. They have a mask match next week.
4) Blue Panther & Delta b Shigeo Okumura & Virus Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Atlantis, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máximo Guerrero Maya replaced Super Porky. Peste Negra took 1/3.
6) La Máscara, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Kráneo, Morphosis, Mr. Águila Tecnicos took 2/3.
CMLL (WED) 12/25/2013Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Leono & Metálico b Akuma & Zayco Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Canelo Casas, Hijo del Signo, Shigeo Okumura b Molotov, Starman, Stigma
4) Tiger b Sagrado [lightning] Tiger won in 6:39.
5) Euforia, Felino, Pierroth b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, Titán b Averno, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión Atlantis submitted Rey Escorpion Mephisto and challenged for the national light heavyweight title.
Atlantis has won the CMLL Light Heavyweight Championship and the NWA Light Heavyweight Championship, but never the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship. You know there are too many titles when there are still titles Atlantis hasn’t won.
CMLL (WED) 12/25/2013Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Camaleón & Robin b Demonio Maya & Sádico Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Acertijo, Disturbio, Ráfaga b Javier Cruz Jr., Leo, Magnus Rudos took 1/3, Acertijo sneaking in a foul on Cruz.
3) Fuego, Gallo, Tritón b Bárbaro Cavernario, Nitro, Nosferatu Gallo took 1/3. Gallo submitted Nitro.
4) Blue Panther & Solar I b Arkángel de la Muerte & Negro Casas Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys b Shocker, Super Porky, Volador Jr. Rudos took 1/3, Bucanero getting away with a foul on Volador to set up a singles match
A lot of Volador singles matches. CMLL must’ve thought turn would be a big attraction. It hasn’t seemed to work that way yet, though CMLL hasn’t helped themselves on that.
Heavy Metal won the Rock y Lucha championship last night in IWRG.
Noti AAA Facebook says the first three AAA tapings of the year are in Naucalpan, Toluca and Ecatepec. I have no idea if that is right but it sounds truth-y. AAA usually runs those three locations in the first couple months of the year.
I’ve updated the 2013 MOTYC list, with everything I’ve watched thru 11/30. More detailed thoughts will turn up…at some point.
taped 2013-11-15 @ Arena Mexico Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger: Good match which seemed on the short side. Angel de Oro struggled a bit at times and remains in his rut, but Tiger and Puma teaming still feels fresh and everyone else looked good. Liked how the finish was more complicated than usual.
La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Negro Casas, Tama Tonga, Terrible: Another fun Negro Casas/Rush encounter, with the other guys just existing to give them breaks and occasionally play off of them. The spot with everyone stomping Rush in the corner was good, as was Rush’s increasing rudo antics. It’s hard to figure out in what way Rush is not yet a bad guy except his partners have not broken up with him yet – and this is the second or third time they’ve teased that happening. Giant Sombra and Terrible are another good matchup and hopefully will get another shot at each other in 2014.