CMLL (FRI) 12/27/2013 Arena Mexico [@therealfredo, CMLL]
1) Oro Jr. & Sensei b Artillero & Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Cancerbero, Raziel, Sangre Azteca b Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany b Estrellita, Goya Kong, Silueta
Rudas took 2/3.
4) Negro Casas b Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente, Fuego,Máximo, Pegasso, Rey Escorpión, Mephisto, Pólvora, Reaper, Puma[Leyenda de Plata, semifinal]
Elimination order went Pegasso (by Polvora), Fuego (Rey Escorpion), Polvora (Maximo), Puma (Blue Panther), Guerrero Maya (Negro Casas), Blue Panther (Reaper), Reaper (Valiente), Maximo (Rey Escorpion), Valiente (Mephisto, leaving three rudos), Mephisto (Rey Escorpion), Rey Escorpion (Negro Casas), leaving Negro Casas as the winner. Casas faces Titan next week.
5) Atlantis, Super Porky, Volador Jr. DQ Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3. Terrible fouled Atlantis.
CMLL is built around Negro Casas, Titan and Volador having singles matches with everyone occasionally each other. It works out okay. Negro Casas won this tournament twice and could become the second person to win this multiple times (Mistico won it three times.) Cibernetico sounds like it was really good, and nothing else on Terra seems to have gone well.
Damian 666, Bestia 666, Hijo de Rey Misterio, Super Crazy and Pesadilla are on the Extreme Rising iPPV tonight.
SuperLuchas calls Flamita vs AR Fox one of the best matches of the year. I liked that match fine, but not nearly as much as everyone else.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
MedioTiempo looks back at August.
Ohtani’s Jacket reviews at Blue Panther vs Negro Casas and Blue Panther vs Averno.
DJ Spectro has the second part of his America Salvaje bio.
CMLL SANCHEZ (WED) 01/01/2014 Arena Neza
1) Hijo Del Villano III & Villano III Jr. vs Brazo De Oro Jr. & Robin
2) Anime & Sexy Flor vs Felina Metalica & Star Fire
3) Shigeo Okumura vs Virus, Tiger, Bárbaro (Neza), Stuka Jr., Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Super Brazo, Neza Kid, Mike Segura, Rey Lobo, Freelance [cage, hair, mask]
4) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Atlantis, La Máscara, Máximo
Neza Kid has been Freelance, at least up to this point. Maybe it’s Zorro now. (I think that Barbaro is a local and not the Guadalajara one – or the Guatemalan one!)
CMLL (FRI) 01/03/2014 Arena Mexico
1) Fantasy & Pequeño Halcón vs Pequeño Violencia & Pequeño Warrior
2) Starman, Stigma, Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
4) Máximo, Shocker, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
5) Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Mephisto, Último Guerrero
6) Titán vs Negro Casas [Leyenda de Plata, final]
The poster is very clear on Casas/Titan being the grand finale of the tournament, but JCR has repeatedly brought up this winner facing last champion (2011!) Volador. I guess we find out next week who the programmers have blessed with the correct info.
Vacation seems over for people, except Mistico (and Rush) are still MIA. Still no sign of Mistico since his latest shoulder rehab. No sign of FantasticaMania lineups, which could be related. (At least one of the FanasticamMania shows has already sold out and it’s the holidays, so there may no hurry to put out lineups, but they’re usually released by now.) Volador seems to be in Mistico’s place in the semimain. Tercera is the group of guys who’ve faced each other many times and should have a good match. Opener looks very bad.