AAA UTDN: 2013-12-26


Fenix crushing legdrop

taped 2013-12-08 @ Auditorio de la Gente, Tepic, Nayarit
Angélico, Fénix, Jack Evans vs Juventud Guerrera, Pentagón Jr., Steve Pain: Going to look great in the highlights, but had some noticeably not smooth parts. Guys have had better nights – Juvi seemed to be not on the same page with Jack or Angelico in particular, but Fenix wasn’t on target at times too. They’re doing difficult things and it sometimes seems like it’s unfair to criticize them because not all of them work, but when there’s not more to the match besides the difficulty in spots, then they’ve got to work. Mexican Powers got to get the big win without us actually having to see them in the match, so I consider that a victory.

Super Pain Cutter

Blue Demon Jr. vs Electroshock for the AAA Latin American Championship: exactly what you thought it would be. They did the technical title match they promised, except they’re not as creative or quick with the holds as the guys who are actually really good at it. It was still different from a normal AAA match, but really compelling in itself. Demon had interesting matches here in his Texano feud, but it hasn’t really worked as well with the other guys. He looked old here.

Jack double stomp moonsault

Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, El Mesías, La Parka vs Daga, Jeff Jarrett, Parka Negra, Psicosis: A less organized version of the match from the previous taping, only with extraneous Mesías/Jeff Jarrett bits. They were pretty much having a separate match, Mesías getting the big win (that really should end Jarrett here unless they’ve got a new idea for him, and may actually be the end even if they didn’t know at the time.) The rest of the match was all over the place, which worked for the live crowd who just wanted to see something to happen but didn’t come together on TV. The post match was a dozen angles in one, with something that wasn’t that interesting before coming back again for no particular reason. AAA spent weeks hyping an important meeting between the rudos and Jeff Jarrett, and it doesn’t seem to have actually happened or have mattered at all. That’s not the biggest problem here, but I’m struggling to see the point of all that time on backstage meetings between the heels if the meeting they were leading up wasn’t about anything and if they were always on the same side all along. Or why this happened this week instead of the previous taping. This has been a lame mystery story (why is Perro with the técnicos? Oh, wait, he’s not, he just wanted to hit Cibernético with a chair but passed up a dozen other chances to do it) with an uninspiring payoff (all the heels who were already vaguely aligned are now strongly aligned and under old and not exciting management.) I’m happy with soap opera stories in lucha libre, but this barely qualified as a story.


This is a not a wrestling thing, but there were a lot of bad camera switches on this show – either times where they switched to a worse angle, or they stuck with a bad shot when they needed to switch. There’s been talk before about AAA running thru matches prior to the show to get the camera shots right, and both Jarrett showing up late and the match being changed around would have meant that couldn’t happen (or wasn’t as effective), but whoever was switching the shots here seemed surprised by usual things. The dive sequence near the end was butchered.

Mr. Aguila trouble again, Electro Boy & Super Nova win El Protector

IWRG (SUN) 02/02/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Cristal, Dama de Hierro (Mexico City), Látigo b Diosa Maya, La Sádica, Zurdog
First IWRG match of the year for the women.
2) Chico Che, Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota b Hijo del Fishman, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
Fishman’s first match here since 2012.
3) Golden Magic b Oficial 911 [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Oficial 911 kept the point over recent rival Golden Magic. Second defense
4) Alan Extreme & Emperador Azteca b Araña de Plata, Atomic Star, Centvrión, Dragón Celestial, Electro Boy, Imposible [El Protector, seeding battle royal]
5) Dragón Celestial & Relámpago b Centvrión & Hijo De Dos Caras [El Protector, quarterfinal]
6) Electro Boy & Súper Nova b Araña de Plata & Trauma I [El Protector, quarterfinal]
7) Atomic Star & Eterno b Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Imposible [El Protector, quarterfinal]
Eterno’s return from leg injury.
8) Emperador Azteca & Máscara Púrpura b Alan Extreme & Veneno [El Protector, quarterfinal]
Alan Extreme & Veneno, the actual IWRG tag team champions, lose in the first round to a team that’s never teamed before and may never team again.
9) Electro Boy & Súper Nova b Dragón Celestial & Relámpago [El Protector, semifinal]
10) Atomic Star & Eterno b Emperador Azteca & Máscara Púrpura [El Protector, semifinal]
11) Electro Boy & Súper Nova b Atomic Star & Eterno [El Protector, final]
Tag team partners collide! Both Eterno & Super Nova and Electro & Atomic are regular teams, and the younger guys are always wearing Eterno t-shirts. No one really wanted to do this match at first, but they eventually got into it. Super Nova beat Eterno & Electro Boy beat Atomic Star to win the tournament.

An atomicos with Nova/Eterno/Atomic/Electro would be a neat idea. They’ve already released next week’s card, and the rookies are in the tercera with other rookies from this tournament.

Mr. Aguila & Reapper beat Volador & La Mascara in Arena Puebla via faked foul, but the real story of the night was Mr. Aguila appearing to be wrestling in no condition again. Porra Fresa, on Facebook, notes Aguila’s bad performance and mentions Volador specifically blamed it on Aguila being drunk in a post match promo. El Popular seems to have a new person on the beat – they said Rey Bucanero was identifiable by his blue mask! – but even they noted the main event was bad and said the people turned on the match, rooting for Tirantes.

The Puebla lineup for next week has Aguila vs Volador (Aguila faked the foul to set it up.) Calling a guy drunk is a quite a way to build up next week’s show. CMLL seems to only sit out Mr. Aguila if he does this in a big match, so it’s possible he’ll be around for that match. And they don’t have any problem airing it, so it’ll turn up in about 2 weeks.

Lady Apache, Tania & Lola Gonzalez beat Miss Janeth, Rossy Moreno and Vicky Carranza in the main event of the all women’s show at Arena Lopez Mateos.

The best match on the Casanova promoted show in Monterrey this weekend was said to be Rico Rodriguez versus Ultimo Ninja. In an earlier match, Harry Boy looked like he could’ve suffered a severe injury taking reckless press slam to the floor from Dash, but he turned out to only be shaken up and suffered a wrist injury.

CMLL’s preview of tonight’s Nuevo Valores feud pushes 10th anniversary celebrant Guerrero Maya against Virus in the trios semifinal, teasing a mask versus hair match. That’s unlikely but please do it anyway. Main event is Rush, Titan and Rey Cometa versus Mr. Niebla, Felino and Barbaro Cavernario. Rush and Titan have teamed very rarely before this Nuevo Valores project, so I’m still suspecting a trios title defense every time they do – and the Peste Negra should have earned one by winning last week’s tournament.

Guadalajara has a Sombra vs Averno match tonight.

A DF show for 02/15 lists Mephisto vs Averno for the first time ever. I’m working on a project about singles CMLL matches (look for it next week?) and, as far as I can tell, that would indeed be the first time they’ve had a singles match. I can not imagine another promotion where two guys would successfully team for 13 years without ever breaking up or just being thrown against each for a one time gimmick match. (They have matched up in mixed sides tag matches.) I don’t think Averno and Mephisto should have a series of matches – who would possibly be the good guy? – but this has been an historically long partnership.

That show also has a Copa Tony Sugar, and DJ Spectro posted results from a 1959 Arena Coliseo show where Tony Sugar happened to be working in the segunda. Main event was Circulo Rojo losing his mask to El Rebelde; every name has been used by someone else first.

Guerrero Maya Jr. is giving away a mask to whoever sends in the best fan video or photo by Friday.

Cool photos of Dorrel Dixon, his gym and life.


CMLL (MON) 02/10/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Águila Egipcia, Meyer, Paris vs Akuma, Cholo, Guerrero Espacial
2) Black Tiger, Milenium, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
4) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Volador Jr. vs Mr. Águila

Uh, that’s the same lineup as last week except for the main event. Probably not right.

GDL Sunday?

01/31-02/02 lucha videos

Terra from Coliseo (Sunday) is still in baja quality. The alta recording came out 18 minutes shorter because of buffering issues, but I included it because why not. The HD recording came out 1 hour shorter. I did not include that.

No new IWRG; it was pre-empted by the Caribbean Series. There’s reruns this week but there’s no telling if they’ll actually air or be also pre-empted by baseball.

The one Noches de Coliseo match was actually a rerun so old I forgot it aired (and it didn’t have the dancing the first time.) Maybe the entire episode was a repeat from a year ago and that’s why they had the WWL commercial? That seems so possible.

YouTube Playlist: – seems low, maybe I forgot something?

02/01 WWC:
02/02 WWC:

02/02 Sobre el Ring:

02/02 La Lucha Se Le Hace:

CMLL on Terra: 2014-01-31
taped 2014-01-31 @ Arena Mexico
1) Stukita & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Violencia & Pierrothito
2) Fuego, Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón vs Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Marcela vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit

AAA on Televisa: 2014-02-01
taped 2014-01-25 @ Estadio de Beisbol, Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur
Mini Chessman tribute
1) Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita vs Mary Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
2) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Psicosis, Texano Jr.
3) El Mesías vs Fénix, Zorro, Silver King in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament match and in a tournament semifinal match
4) Cibernético, Jack Evans, La Parka vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Ozz, Dark Scoria

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-02-01
taped 2014-01-24 @ Arena Mexico
1) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso Jr., Rey Escorpión – joined in progress
2) La Sombra, Rush, Shocker vs Averno, Mephisto, Negro Casas
3) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Niebla Roja, Reaper, Último Guerrero

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-02-01
Full Show:
taped 2014-01-21 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Fuego, Gallo, Magnus vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Bárbaro Cavernario, Nosferatu
taped 2014-01-26 @ Arena Coliseo
2) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
3) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-02-01
taped 2014-01-28 @ Arena Mexico
1) Flyer, Pegasso, Star Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Hechicero
2) Sagrado, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Vangellys
3) Delta & Tiger vs Cachorro & Herodes Jr. seeding battle royal
4) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro vs Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Mr. Niebla in a tournament semifinal match 
(both matches)
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger in a tournament semifinal match
6) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Mr. Niebla in a tournament final match (both matches)
Stellar Moments
7) Titán vs Virus for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-02-01
Full Show:
taped 2014-01-17 @ Arena Mexico
1) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Super Porky vs Ephesto, Euforia, Pierroth
2) Estrellita vs Princesa Sugheit in a lightning match

3) Averno, Rey Bucanero, Terrible vs Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, La Máscara

CMLL on Terra: 2014-02-02
taped 2014-02-02 @ Arena Coliseo
Full Show Baja:
Full-ish Show Alta:
1) Bengala & Leono vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Magnus, Molotov, Sensei vs Artillero, Camorra, Súper Comando
3) Dragon Lee vs Hijo del Signo in a lightning match
4) Pegasso, Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Canelo Casas, Nosferatu
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger
6) La Sombra, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

CMLL Puebla: 2014-02-02
taped 2014-01-20 @ Arena Puebla
1) Águila Egipcia & Asturiano vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Metálico & Sensei vs Espíritu Maligno & Hijo del Signo
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pierroth, Pólvora
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, La Máscara vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Shocker vs Rey Bucanero