Todo x El Todo: 2013-05-26/2013-06-02

Super Maquina powerbomb on Poseidon

taped 2013-05-11 @ Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
Bobby Lee Jr. & Poseidon (TxT) vs Imposible & Maquina Infernal: Wrong team won, that’s for sure. Posiedon really came off as too green for this show (to the point where you start to wonder who he’s related to in order to be on this show.) The TxT fans are the nicest in the country and they were turning on him in the second fall. Bobby Lee Jr. is old but okay. The rudos seemed better though not enough reign in the looseness of the tecnicos.


Esther Moreno german suplex

Esther Moreno & La Chola vs Diosa Maya & Violeta in a tournament quarterfinal Ruleta de la muerte torneo match: This was horrendous. Violeta seemed barely trained, not prepared and despised by Esther Moreno within in a couple of minutes. Violeta came off as as a morning show host player luchadora, but in a sort of arrogant way. C3 never got the right angle of it, but it looked like the Esther flying axhandle cracked Violeta in the head full force at the end of the match. It also looked like the planned finish was Esther hitting Cholta by mistake on that axhandle and Violeta/Diosa taking advantage to win, but the veterans decided they were not losing to Violeta under any circumstances and they’d make sense of it later. It didn’t really ever make sense that Esther & Chola still advanced in the tournament and that’s as good as any.


Lady Apache as her own referee

Chik Tormenta & Lady Apache vs Cristal & Rossy Moreno in a tournament quarterfinal Ruleta de la muerte torneo match: This was sedate compared to the other match, comptent luchadoras having a professional match. Cristal may be stretching that but had a better match than most of the people in the last one. Lady Apache is still great and should really be the Dr. Wagner or LA Park of women’s indy wrestling, used by every single promoter wanting to put on a show. Lady Apache is also a rare person I’d be totally fine with carrying around a random title belt, because she carries herself like she is the best in the world. (Or, alternatively, book her like Chilanga Mask uses Ricky Marvin.) She didn’t get to do a lot here but was good with what she had.


Esther Moreno tope con giro into Chola

Cristal & Rossy Moreno vs Esther Moreno & La Cholita in a tournament semifinal Ruleta de la muerte torneo match: Announcers did not really try to explain why Esther & Chola were here. They were sure they saved their mask and hair the last match, so they’re doing the commentary live. They’re also probably not told finishes, becuase they didn’t seem surprised at that outcome. None of these matches had clear ruda/tecnica side, just the Morenos doing theri sptos and the other people nto being very good. Kristal was worse here, which was just some moves and then a finish.


Rolling tornillo splash

Esther Moreno vs La Cholita, mask vs hair: Esther, earlier playing the Tougest Woman In The World, goes down to a light tap from Chola. It depends on who’s doing it. Crowd went completely silent when Chola beat Esther – any ring announcement was cut off from TV, bt the fans sure thought the match was over in 2 minutes with Esther losing her hair. The bit with all the other women coming to the ring was cut out, though the announcing does reference it. Announcers suggesting Esither was going to give Chola a Spanish Fly was the funniest thing ever, closely followed by the huracanrana which followed it. They must’ve really wanted to get Chola a payday but three matches was asking way too much from her and even one was iffy. On the other side, Esther went all Teddy Hart with an extra moonsault just to do an extra moonsault. This was nothing special.


Dr. Wagner vs LA Park in one gif (but there are a couple more)

Huracan Ramirez, Rayman, Villano IV vs Angel Blanco Jr., El Hijo del Medico Asesino, El Hijo del Solitario: a regular semimain indy veteran trios match given some more time. Everyone was fine but the first couple of falls didn’t do a lot for me and the finish came off as weak (and I’m not really sure why since it wasn’t any different than any other foul finish.) Rayman still looks really good.


only thing tougher than Wagner & Park are the chairs

Dr. Wagner Jr. vs LA Park: EXCELLENT. The reactions and situations around this match were great by themselves – the flaming chair, the guys in the crowd losing their minds when LA Park and Dr. Wagner were fighting among them, the security completely unable to contain them and trailing behind like the world’s largest posse, the doctor frantically trying to wrap Park’s gushing skull (and immediately taking him away after the match) – it was amazingly dramatic. Even the production was really good; this is a tough matchup to film sometimes as they drift into the crowd, but they did a great job of keeping up with them (and the shots of the flaming chair again were awesome. ) Dr. Wagner and LA Park exceeded everything going around them; they bring out the best of each other. LA Park destroyed Dr. Wagner in the first fall, which was good for Park’s destruction and better for Wagner selling it like nothing he normally does. There second fight in the crowd was a near riot, and their third fall could’ve been a match all on it’s own. A brutal match that ends in a typically indecisive matter.

random fan (?) consoles the loser

Volador defeats Bucanero, Leyenda de Plata, double hair match

CMLL (WED) 01/01/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Évola & Sádico b El Divino & Metatrón
Rudos took 2/3. Divino was hurt in the third fall.
2) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Silueta b Amapola, Princesa Sugheit, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 1/3.
3) Acertijo, Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio b Javier Cruz Jr., Leo, Tritón
Rudos took 1/3, Disturbio using the ropes to pin Leo while Acertijo fouled Xavier Cruz Jr. to beat him.
4) Averno, Pólvora, Terrible b Blue Panther, Super Porky, Titán
Rudos took 1/3, only losing the second when Averno pulled of Titan’s mask. Averno pinned Titan in the third, then said he’d win the title next week.
5) Volador Jr. b Rey Bucanero
Volador took 1/3, the last with the backcracker/frontcrakcer combo

Twitter announced Averno/Titan as happening next Tuesday, but it appears it’s still next Sunday. I think everyone is just thrown off whenever CMLL builds to a show on a different day of the week because it’s so uncommon for them. It probably shouldn’t be.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico show is main evented by Negro Casas versus Titan in the block final of the Leyenda de Plata. I’m 90% sure CMLL is doing a Volador versus winner match next week; Volador did an interview about that for the Tactics of War pregame show yesterday, and the CMLL Gaceta preview also mentions it is happening. Tecnico Volador facing the winner means rudo Negro Casas is the favorite tonight, but Titan’s made a career of winning when patterns suggested he would not. There’s no other ongoing issues tonight. Volador will be on hand as part of the semimain, teaming with Dorada & Valiente versus Averno, Mephisto and the returning Ultimo Guerrero. The Terra portion of the card does not look strong, with the familiar tercera of Stuka, Fuego and Guerrero Maya Jr. versus Bobby Zavala, Okumura and Virus the most likely to turn out a good match. The Terra broadcast again will start around 8pm Central Time with the Ras de Lona-replacement interview show, and the matches will start a half hour later.

I’m guessing there’s also a CMLL press conference next week. It’s been a while since they’ve had one, and they usually take place when there’s a lot of news. CMLL has the Leyenda de Plata final, FantasticaMania and apparently a Generacion 2014 to discuss. Dragon Lee, Cachorro, and Black Panther have already debuted. The Star Jr. and Rebelde seen in Puebla also turn up in Guadalajara, so they’re part of the main roster. (Hooligan’s son was using Ultimo Rebelde in la Laguna, so he’s a good bet to be Rebelde.) There’s also a Hechicero debuting in Guadalajara on Tuesday. There’s a Hechicero in Cuernavaca who wrestles in the same groups Canelo Casas had been wrestling in, and there was a Hechicero in CMLL for one match in 2008 and was never seen again.

A few days ago, I mentioned on Twitter I had received a copyright strike violation from YouTube. The luchablog YouTube account can’t be posted to for the next six months because Terra filed copyright claims on six of their videos. Those videos have been automatically deleted from YouTube, and I can’t upload anything more than 15 minutes to that channel. I’m still planning on posting videos going forward and I’m still deciding on how to best deal with it.  I’ve basically decided I’d rather to continue to be on YouTube and will just deal with the extra hassle of uploading videos in two different locations. The Terra videos will move back to the old Daily Motion account (thecubsfan). All the other videos will return to the channel, which recently regained permission to post long videos again. If anyone has a better solution, let me know.

Fantasma del Espacio lost his mask to Eslabon Perdido in Arena Xalapa on 12/29. His name is Giovani Fisher Landa, 5 years a luchador.

Euforia & Ultimo Guerrero are listed on Sunday in Arena Mexico. They’re also listed on Sunday in Arena Coliseo Corona in Gomez Palacio. That’s going to take a transporter.

Porra Fresa reveals Dalys was the luchadora who had the most appearances in Arena Puebla and Kraneo was the most often Invasor. They list Solar, Black Terry and Negro Navarro under the Invasors. That would sure make for a more interesting Invasors vs Volador feud if CMLL did the same.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

SuperLuchas rates Sombra vs Volador Jr. as one of the best matches of 2014

Yago, son of Coco Blanco, talks about his recently deceased father.

DJ Spectro looks back at the start of Los Misionerio de la Muerte.



CMLL (TUE) 01/07/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Esfinge & Metatrón vs Espectrum & Ráfaga
2) Dragon Lee, Star Jr., Starman vs Hechicero, Hooligan, Rebelde
3) Gallo, Smaker, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura
4) Javier Cruz Jr. & Leo vs Acertijo & Disturbio [hair]
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Máximo vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

The hair match seems like it came out of nowhere (but Distubrio did miss a show that probably was supposed to build to this.) Disturbio and Zavala have taken very different paths since this time last year.

If we guess that Rebelde is teaming with his father, perhaps Star Jr. is doing the same?

01/03-05 lucha times


== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Recap of TripleMania

== CMLL ==

FOX: Leyenda de Plata Block B. Moved to 11am this week with reruns on Sunday.

52MX: Marcela vs Sugehit should air, may not.

C3: Mephisto vs Atlantis, Copa Junior. Perhaps all of the matches since there were only five?

TVC Deportes (Puebla): La Mascara, Valiente, Volador vs Kraneo, Morphosis, Agila

Lucha Azteca: Volador Jr. vs Reapper and the Leyenda de Plata

Terra Friday: Maximo, Shocker, Super Porky vs TRT

Terra Sunday: Pequeno Reyes del Aire.

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: guessing Wednesday’s show with Vampiro, but really don’t know.

Noches de Coliseo: guessing Sunday’s show with Texano/Psycho, but really don’t know.

AAA on UTDN: 2013-12-12


Mamba is loca


taped 2013-11-22 @ Plaza de Toros San Marcos, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
Faby Apache, Pasion Kristal, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Taya Valkyrie, Yuriko: Really short match by AAA standards, and they decided to cut everything but the highspots. I think it was edited down even more from what it started out being, but it made it feel like not a lot more than the big spots. Yuriko goes out a winner (which may be why he decided this was the time to go.) Taya did not have a good day. Mamba is crazy.


worst giant swing

Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu: continued build to a Hijo del Tirantes/Psycho Clown match (which appears to be happening never.) Secta seemed like the brains were already in Japan – they’ve had better matches than this. I’m surprised Dorian Roldan still can book matches.


There is only 1 Jack Evans.

Angélico, Fénix, Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr.: Not as smooth for the técnicos have been in other matches, especially early – the técnicos had a lot of ideas but the rudos weren’t really used to working with hem. It’s a switch from the Psycho Circus. No real mention of Fantasma dropping Fenix on his head back at Heroes Inmoratles. Guess it wasn’t important. Finish went too moves too long – they probably should called it a day after the piledriver, but had to get in more spots.

Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, La Parka vs Daga, Parka Negra, Psicosis: a really dragged out angle of a match. Everyone was kind of fooling around until the angle started, and then it was really more about the ‘breakup’ than anything. Konnan possibly turning face seemed to be lost in the shuffle of many things going on. That and Zorro never actually doing anything in his run in makes more sense after the fact. Tough to get a read on Parka Negra because he didn’t have a lot to do outside of a martinete here.