CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-12-07

 

Titan versus gravity

recap

taped 2013-11-26 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Sagrado, Starman, Stigma vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus: A perfectly fine Guadalajara match. Nothing you need to go out of you see, but one of the better Guadalajara matches they’ve aired since coming back – everyone was working hard, and the Cancerberos are really good when they’re working hard. This was more a showcase for them than the técnicos, and they showed off with some good matwork in the first match (Raziel) and neat finish in the third (Cancerbero.)

body surf tope

taped 2013-12-01 @ Arena Mexico
Máximo, Mistico, Thunder vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas: Not good. They tried to limit Thunder to doing almost nothing, and he still seemed to mess that up. Máximo versus Pesta Negra is over familiar and there was nothing remarkable about the Místico stuff. The post match promo – which didn’t air, because CMLL – teased Thunder versus Niebla in a singles match but they clearly don’t even trust him in a trios.

 

one more time with feeling

Averno vs Titán for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship: EXCELLENT. A strong storytelling match, the rarest possible match in CMLL (but not so rare when Averno’s involved.) Titan looked like a valiant técnico who kept surviving against all odds, but Averno also looked tough. It was a surprise rollup finish that felt like a real surprise (not a spot they did just because they always do that spot), and opened the door for a lot more rematches. The match before it was go-d too, with Titan getting in enough of his regular stuff, but not forcing it all in (no Titanics, no need for it) and Averno breaking up a usual Titan move to turn around the match. Everything they tried worked, and Titan was trying some tricky stuff. Titan may be the best programmed luchador in CMLL this year (Rey Escorpion or Rush might be close) and this helped his continued rise.

Texano and Psycho Clown draw in Monterrey, year end awards

AAA KDNA (SUN) 12/29/2013 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [LuchaMania Monterrey]
1) Chakira L Panthro Jr.Mini AndroideMini HatorEclipsoTequilitaChamaco GurrolaNorterno Jr.Destructor [hair]
Destructor took Chakira’s hair. It was announced as a cage match, but turned out to be a cibernetico.
2) Difunto I, Pee Wee, Potro Jr. b Desafio, Gato Fantasma, Principe de Oro
3) Diluvio Negro II, Estelaris, Orlando Santa Cruz, Panthro b Corazón de Barrio, Espanto Jr., Silver Star, Tigre Universitario
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Pimpinela Escarlata b Machine Rocker, Orquídea Negra, Soul Rocker
5) Texano Jr. DDQ Psycho Clown [AAA HEAVY]
Texano Jr. is champion. Match had Psycho get a visual pin during a ref bump, then Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. & Silver King made surprise appearances, the Clowns ran in and a second ref get involved. Each ref DQed each man for his partners running in, causing a draw. Ninth defense.

Can’t even beat Psycho Clown in Monterrey! There’s a difference in opinion in what makes for a good lucha libre match, obviously.

Ripper wants to be the biggest start in CMLL in 2014 and main event the anniversary show. Ripper also promises a beating for traitor Volador Jr. He also says he is not a rudo around his family; he never got presents from Santa Claus so he wants to make sure his own kids are taken care of better.

Rob has his best wrestlers, matches and shows of the year. Can’t believe that Tuesday show we went to didn’t make the last one. Plus, he’s got predictions for 2014.

LuchaMania’s partially fan voted awards for Monterrey
Promotion of the year: KDNA/Maztan
Luchador: Rey Hechicero
Luchadora: Internet Favorite Lady Flammer
Match: Rey Hechicero & Negro Navarro vs Trauma I & II (Arena Solidaridad, 03/10/2013)
Outsider: Pagano
Show: Hector Garza tribute, 04/21/2013 in Arena Solidaridad

Match is interesting, because the Rey Hechicero/Charly Lucero will probably end up being the most well known match outside of Monterrey because it turned up on TV and it had that spot (and it was really good.)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Perro Aguayo keeping a title in 1988 and Misionero de la Muerte, 1980.

Zocalo has a story on referee Paco Nino, who lost a leg due to diabetes.

MT recaps December.