01/31-02/02 lucha times


== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Guerrero Negro show, which should air complete. The 90 minute slot seems to be the new regular deal, or at least it is until the next new regular deal, but a nice sign for AAA.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Shocker’s turn, Estetas vs Guerrero, Reapper, Roja

52MX: Casas Family vs Reyes del Atlantida in a strong match, Estetas vs Revolucionarios

C3: Titan vs Virus

TVC Deportes (Puebla): At 7pm this week. Shocker vs Rey Bucanero

Lucha Azteca: Atlantis, Shocker, Valiente vs Peste Negra, and Diamante Azul falling on his head.

Terra Friday: Probably Block A of the Gran Alternativa, definitely Kamaitachi’s debut.

Terra Sunday: Sombra, Mistico, Valiente vs Revolucionarios, Atlantida vs Casas

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: maybe this Sunday’s show, which would be main evented by the El Protector tournament.

Noches de Coliseo: Random matches from last Sunday.

IWL: Airing completely random matches

DTU: matches from their last Xalapa show, with the TV show returning just in time to promote this weekend’s first 2014 live show.

WWL, TerceraCaida, Kamaitachi, Konnan Big back in action

WWL held a press conference Wednesday to promote their early March shows. The lineups are as announced previously. Clown Corp – Dave the Clown and friends – ran in on the press conference and got into a fight with the wrestlers and owner Richard Negrin. That trio has been announced as participating on the shows but not for matches yet. Estrellas del Ring, Terra and LuchaWorld have recaps of the press conference. Black Terry Jr. has photos and video of the Clown Corp/WWL fight.

Last night’s TerceraCaida had a ton of guests, including the WWL wrestlers to promote those shows and Flamita & Rocky Lobo to promote the DTU show this weekend. There’s also a bunch of after the show clips: Belial & Impulso surprised with news they’re facing the Young Bucks at the ChilangaMask show, Rocky Lobo and Flamita talking to Japan, and more with the WWL luchadors. Alfredo has a recap of everything, pointing out Rocky Lobo & Flamita said they’re headed back to Japan in February.

CMLL had an interview with Kamaitachi, who debuts on Friday. I’ll be mispelling his name for some time to come. Kamaitachi says he was born in Tokyo, has been a professional for 4 years, weighs 93 kg, and is 173 cm tall. That’s not exactly what NJPW lists Watanabe at, but not that far off. (Namajague’s measurements were off a bit too.) Kamaitachi says he’s already enjoying Mexican tacos (“I ate 20”), will be sticking around for a year, and plans to accomplish more in that time than any luchador in the last 80 years – he’ll be the best for the next 90 or 100 years too.

Tonight’s DTU TV show has the top 3 matches from 11/09, including Joe Lider vs Angel o Demonio.

AAA helped out a charity which helps children of deceased soldiers.

An article hyping the Crash show in Tijuana Friday night claims “at least 9 lucha libre shows in Tijuana this year will draw more than 3000 people.” I have no idea where that number comes from, if it’s meant to mean the Crash will be running 9 shows or just some weird wild guess.

LuchaWorld also has KrisZ’s news update.

Guerrero Maya Jr. talks about reaching 10 years of lucha libre.

Ciclope says he and Los Macizos don’t need help to beat the Porros, but wouldn’t mind the fans helping. That seems like a bad idea.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Lola Gonzalez vs Bull Nakano.

R de Rudo previews the homage to Torbellino Rojo show.

Lucha Libre in Japan

01/30 WNC: Shuri [O] b La Comandante [X], Lin Byron, Yuki Shizuki
The recap says this sets up a Makoto vs Shuri “for the REINA re-debut show on 02/16”. Poor REINA, redebuting again.

Also, Tenryu says he’s bringing back the UWA World Junior Championship. I assume he means the UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship  and not the UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship (which at least two other people claim to hold.) I also assume I’ve personally offended Tenryu somehow and this is his cruel method of revenge.


indy (SUN) 02/02/2014 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Muerte Guerrera & Zagaz vs Coyote Jr. & Destroyer
2) Lady Flammer & Pedro Navajas vs Lady Maravilla & Super Jack
3) Cirio Negro I, Cirio Negro II, Golden Boy vs Babe Fox, Pee Wee, Principe Guerrero
4) Erika Sotelo & Larry Miranda vs Galactar & Rey Demonio
5) Konnan Big & Rico Rodriguez vs Dulce Kanela, Kamaro, Simbolo, Vudu

This is Konnan Big vs Kamaro but they’re announcing the run-ins ahead of time. It’s nice of them.

Todo x El Todo: 2013-07-07

Centviron tope

taped 2013-06-22 @ Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera

(we were unable to record first half of this show and no one else ever posted it.)

Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Centvrión: I’m writing this TxT recap in December, but this one I actually first watched back in Septmeber, around 4 AM, while riding to the airport to fly to Mexico City. I wrote then that this was a Wagner showcase, but Centvirion was clearly the more advanced one of the two at this point and I’d like to see more of him. 36 hours later, I was sitting front row as Centviron walked to the ring for his match. 2013 was a surreal, cool year. This match was hurt a bit by not having a clear tecnico/rudo set up – Wagner seemed to be the tecnico sometimes, not at other times – and Wagner was hurt a bit on his third fall dive, but the crowd gave it as much respect as they might for an opening match. Centviron had to work hard to make the finish look close.


Wagner tope of doom

Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón vs Black Terry, Scorpio Jr., Shu el Guerrero [WWA TRIOS]: This was a waste of time; the first fall match was standard title match that had more good moments than I expected (Super Raton seemed like the best guy on his team at this point) but then it turned into straight build for an apuesta match that hasn’t happened and probably won’t be happening out of Zocalo-level weirdness. SKIP.


yea, I just made all tope gifs

Blue Demon Jr. & El Hijo Del Santo vs Heddi Karaoui & Zumbi [PWR TAG]: this was a tough match to watch after a six hour run of catching up on matches trying to be Great; the bar is higher and the attention span is small. The fans were a lot more excited – they wanted to see Demon & Santo and were not happy with the other two guys were offense (more that they were doing things than that they were doing them to the tecnicos.) This seems like a good long techicnial title match that I didn’t really get into and that the challengers never really had a chance of winning – whcih is what this audience wanted to see, so maybe that’s okay. This was visibly the smallest TxT crowd yet, so maybe it was not okay.