Shocker defeats Bucanero, Panthers/Casas, Virus/Titan, Niebla cheats Atlantis

CMLL (MON) 01/20/2014 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Águila Egipcia & Asturiano
2) Metálico & Sensei b Espíritu Maligno & Hijo del Signo
Sensei replaced Metatron.
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong b Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
Sexy Team took 1/3
4) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Valiente b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pierroth, Pólvora
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, La Máscara DQ Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Negro fouled Atlantis for the DQ. Atlantis demanded a singles match next week. Negro accepted said he plans on humiliating Atlantis.
6) Shocker b Rey Bucanero
Shocker took 1/3, the last clean with a reinera. Usual hair match challenges aft

photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 01/21/2014 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico b Shockercito & Stukita
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Cancerbero, Hechicero, Raziel b Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Star Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. Hechicero looked great in his debut and Star Jr. was good as well.
3) Ephesto b Tritón [lightning]
Ephesto counter dropkick for the win in a little over 5 minutes.
4) Black Panther, Cachorro, Valiente b Felino, Puma, Tiger
Rudos took 2/3, Cats beating Panthers cleanly in the third.
5) Terrible, Vangelis, Virus b La Máscara, Rush, Titán
Virus beat Titan and challenged for a title match.
6) Blue Panther DQ Negro Casas
Panther was about to win when Puma & Tiger ran in for the DQ. Black Panther & Cachorro made the save.

CMLL (TUE) 01/21/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Divino & Sky Kid b Demonio Rojo & Sádico
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Fuego, Gallo, Magnus DQ Arkángel de la Muerte, Bárbaro Cavernario, Nosferatu
Tecnicos took 2/3, Arkangel fouling Gallo.
3) Kráneo, Morphosis, Olímpico b Delta, Máximo, Sagrado
Rudos took 1/3, Morphosis beating Sagrado.
4) Diamante Azul & Shocker b Euforia & Rey Bucanero
Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Mr. Niebla b Atlantis
Atlantis took the first, but Niebla took the second while holding the ropes, and the third after a foul. Lots of mask ripping.

Panthro won Copa Lugaman, a four way all technical match with Tigre Universitario, Silver Star and Charles Lucero this past Sunday. (It may air on TV this week.) The bigger news is LuchaMania told Charles Lucero about finishing 11th in the Voice of Wrestling 2013 match of the year voting, and Lucero was reportedly surprised and confused. That is the best reaction.

Fuego en El Ring interviewed Black Panther & Cachorro. Panther says he’s trained for four years, under Solar, Ultimo Guerrero, Franco Colombo and Virus, not to mention their father. Cachorro acknowledges everyone is going to compare them to their father, so they have to be good.

Rob has highlights of 11/08/13 CMLL.

CMLL has sent out a press release teasing all the previously teased matches that could happen at Dos Leyendas, unfortunately reminding people most (or all) of those matches will not actually happen.

IWRG’s mat no longer includes the Corona sponsorship. It disappeared last Sunday. IWRG used to get paid when that logo appeared on TV (which made it important for them to have TV.)  Losing that sponsorship money probably explains why there’s no Thursday shows at the moment. Hopefully they get it sorted out.

Negro Casas, Puma, Felino and Tiger want to be known as the Four Fantasticos and have a four finger hand signal. I don’t think that’ll catch on, but I can guess what they’ve been watching on YouTube.

Argenis has no problem with Argos joining Consejo, but attacking him way back when was not cool.

IWRG is selling a 2011 Jetta.

Video of Maximo, La Mascara, Flamita vs Hijo del Signo, Yago, and La Mancha on an street show.

Fuego en el Ring interviews Princesa Ahy Leen about the all women’s show.


CMLL (TUE) 01/28/2014 Arena Mexico
1) Fantasy & Pequeño Halcón vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Flyer, Pegasso, Star Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Hechicero
3) Sagrado, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Vangellys
4) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger and Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro and Bárbaro Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Mr. Niebla [tournament]
5) Titán vs Virus [MEX WELTER]
Titan is champion. Second defense.

Nuevo Valores Martes continues to be interesting. Titan versus Virus would make the show alone, but there’s other good matches here. CMLL’s cut out random the one night tournaments, but that concept comes back here to possibly continue the Panther/Casas issue. Besides those two teams, and Reyes del Atlantida reuniting again, there’s an exciting team of Barbaro, Herodes and Mr. Niebla. Those three goofballs should work well together.

Flyer makes his Arena Mexico debut, with Star Jr. & Hechicero hanging around for another week. Not sure how much will make TV due to the tournament and title match; figure the minis match is probably not going to make it.

CMLL (TUE) 01/28/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo & Metatrón vs Akuma & Ráfaga
2) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
3) Gallo vs Arkángel de la Muerte
4) Máximo, Super Porky, Valiente vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Rey Escorpión
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

The knockoff of Nuevo Valores Martes is Guadlajara shows should be a little bit stronger (when half the people aren’t in Japan.) Also, the Gallo/Arkangel feuds goes on.

2013 watch later catchup, part 5

Alan Extreme cartwheel armdrag dropkick

05-26 Chico Che, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic vs Alan Extreme, Apolo Estrada Jr., Imposible: A fun trios match aspiring to be nothing more and fine for what it was. Thought it might turn out not so well after Golden magic missed with his 450 splash but Apolo survived and they want onto to have the usual match. Chico Che is very good at what he does and the rudos worked well.




Fenix, keeping it together
spinning DDT

05-26 Dinamic Black, Fenix (AAA), Trauma II vs Black Terry, Fresero Jr., Pentagón Jr.: GREAT – Disappointed this match existed, disappointed that Dinamic Black and Fenix didn’t just start head kicking each other during the pre-match promo (with Trauma II picking up all the title belts and walking away.) No reference at all to that last match in this one, so I really wanted to dislike it, but they won me back. A great first fall, with some awesome Black Terry mat work near the end led into a superb second fall with the rudos being absolute jerks. It was the usual brawling, but it wasn’t the usual brawling because the rudos were so gloriously evil the whole way. There was a spot here in between falls where Fresero stepped on one of Fenix’s hands, Terry stepped on another hand, and Pentagon stopped Fenix in the head repeatedly which was the great rudo moment ever. Tecnicos comeback was good as well. I would’ve declared this excellent and one of those matches to show people when they claim to know that lucha libre is just people flipping around, but then production managed to miss the finish while showing replays and never actually got a replay of it. Still worth checking out if you are prepared for AYM being awful.

the Trauma submission hold, who’s name I’m blanking on; this gif needs to be added to the wiki somehow

05-26 Negro Navarro & Trauma I vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan for the IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship: Okay, maybe Negro Navarro knows the most ways to do a double pin. He’s a UWA veteran after all, where there appeared to be one draw a night. This was epic length technical title match which seemed good but didn’t totally connect with me. Maybe I needed to see more of the Piratas/Navarros leading into it. Better production would’ve helped here too; the announcers were cranked up to the max, the fans were barely audible and the ring was mute. Ending it with a few minutes of just Trauma I and Hijo de Pirata was a nice twist and everything was solid.

some people use a chair, some people use the whole row

06-02 Angel Blanco Jr. & Dr. Wagner Jr. vs LA Park & Villano IV [ACM]: Much more the fatty travelogue version of Dr. Wagner versus LA Park, as they visit many sites of Arena Coliseo Monterrey and bring back souvenirs to use on each other. Meandering brawling at times, making for a much more drawn out match than it needed to be.

table breakage

Noches de Coliseo only has the one hard camera. That man did a really good job of trying to keep track of the action but this is a hard match to follow into the crowd without someone on the ground (or on a crane.) Wagner & Blanco working as tecnicos strange decision given Park was the hometown favorite but that’s just the way they do this match. Blanco and V4 were here to give Park & Wagner breaks, and breaks from fighting each other – they are background characters to be easily rid of in the end. It kind of amazes me how many people approach the luchadors during the match. La Park punched a fan, punched a drunk fan in that very building, give him a wide birth if you know what’s good for you. I think this was probably a great match in the building (definitely the announcers felt so) but it felt much too long on TV (and wasn’t help by knowing how long it was going in.)

Chico Che weaponized

06-02 Centvrión, Chico Che, Golden Magic vs Fulgor I, Fulgor II, Imposible: Another enjoyable midcard match with some really good moments. Chico Che only made occasionally appearances in IWRG in 2013 but seems to be the same. The Fulgors started appearing on TV much more regularlly from here on out and are good additions. The other guys are consistent. Not special enough for a year end list but good enough if you were checking it out on TV that week. Chico Che is good at many things, but applying the Nieblina is not one of them.

heck of a dropkick

06-06 Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro: I put together this list on a weekly basis without really thing about it in aggregate. Now that I’m spending a lot of time over a few days watching everything, I apparently reimagined the first half of 2013 IWRG as a youth oriented federation centered around the adventures of amigos Golden Magic, Centvrion and Dinamic Black. That period, even in my distorted reality, is shortly coming to an end. It didn’t include a lot of the Oficials as a trios – they’re an effective trio who just wasn’t one in Naucalpan for long stretches, but this match was more about their rudo antics than the técnicos. They’re still smooth with a team and working with the técnicos highspots, and they got a lot of mileage out of one America jersey for what’s basically a regular good build up trios match. Finish was done well. Golden Magic and Centviron have nice time on their double dive spot, especially for two guys doing totally different dives.