CMLL (SUN) 12/29/2013 Arena Mexico [@therealfredo, CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis & Cholo b Bengala & Robin
Rudos took 1/3
2) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado b Boby Zavala, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Marcela b Princesa Sugheit [CMLL WOMEN]
Marcela took falls 1/3 to keep the titles in a very good match. 10th defense.
4) Kráneo, Morphosis, Pierroth DQ Máximo, Super Porky, Valiente
Tecnicos took 2/3, Kraneo fouling Porky in the thrid.
5) La Máscara, Shocker, Volador Jr. b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Tecnicos took 1/3. Negro Casas again had a couple tecnicos moments.
I was not paying close attention to this show, but the tercera was said to be the best women’s match in CMLL this year. People who watched the main event said Shocker looked in no condition to perform; I saw the post match interview and that appeared to be correct.
Crowd was strangely up for the show, making Marcela/Amapola the second highest drawing women’s title match of the weekend.
CMLL (SUN) 12/29/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
3) Black Panther & Virgo b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
The debuting Black Panther is the older son of Blue Panther. His team took 1/3, and Blue Panther congratulated them after the match.
4) Tritón b Demonio Maya
Triton won via Spanish Fly.
5) Blue Panther & Súper Popular b Mr. Águila & Sangre Azteca [Copa Caja Popular Atemajac, semifinal]
6) Averno & Mephisto b Máscara Dorada & Titán [Copa Caja Popular Atemajac, semifinal]
7) Máscara Dorada & Titán DQ Mr. Águila & Sangre Azteca [Copa Caja Popular Atemajac, third place]
Sangre fouled Titan.
8) Blue Panther & Súper Popular b Averno & Mephisto [Copa Caja Popular Atemajac, final]
Yay third place games. Mr. Aguila & Sangre Azteca are a real team, no one no showed, it was just a magical team of the guy who gets a 1000 chances and the guy who maybe got 1. I selected the result for the main event before they posted it because it was the least surprising thing ever.
Atlantis, Shocker and La Mascara defeated Ultimo Guerrero, Mr. Niebla and Villano IV on the latest Fuerza Imperial show. V4 fouled Atlantis, which annoyed both Atlantis and Guerrero. Mask challenges followed. Villano III Jr. and Kortiz & Kaving (Villano V’s sons) wrestled in opening matches. This show, in a smaller building, still didn’t draw well.
AAA is running polls for tecnico of the year, rudo of the year, and revelacion of the year. I am saving my voter fraud skills for another occasion, but the blog endorses Pentagon Jr. for any and all awards. Jack and Faby are both good choices in the tecnico award unless you can figure away to vote for Pentagon Jr. there too. No one tell Fenix he’s not on any of these lists, it’s just going to cause him to be unhappy on Twitter again and no one wants that.
Porra Fresa looks back at Stigma’s career so far, making the case that Arena Puebla needs a local hero and Stigma’s close to becoming it.
Black Warrior, Rey Hechicero, Rayo Tapatio II & Yuriko were among those working a Super Tarin show in Pachuca, Hidalgo tonight.
Bill has highlights of 09/22/13 CMLL
Rob has highlights of 05/03/13 CMLL.
Drabek II took Dragon de Oriente I’s hair in Queretaro.
R de Rudo has video of the 12/25 show in Arena Cuautepec
Bio and interview with Hidalgo area luchador Arceus.
The Mexicali Box Y Lucha Y MMA commission reports there were 221 lucha libre functions held in the state this year. I think we might have heard about 20 of them. (And those just the licensed ones.)
Ohtani’s Jacket reviews Jerry Estrada vs Ultraman.
Column takes bold stand: there will be more lucha libre in 2014.