Somehow, this had all the gifs too.
Today’s CMLL show is headlined by a La Mascara vs Mephisto light heavyweight title match. Mascara notes this is his third chance at this title: he lost the title to Mephisto on August 13, 2013 in Guadalajara, then lost a rematch on October 7 in Puebla. Mascara doesn’t vary his matches much, so maybe you don’t want to watch that match unless you want to see all the repeats. Mascara already has a title he doesn’t do much with, he probably doesn’t need two, but it doesn’t really matter either way.
An annual survey of Mexican sports interests says lucha libre is the fifth most popular sport in Mexico. 35.5% of Mexicans consider themselves a fan of the spot. It’s not the second most popular sport in Mexico as it’s usually billed – though I wonder if it would’ve been if they were including lucha libre in this poll around Mistico’s peak. This year’s list goes Futbol, Boxing, Basketball, Beisbol, Lucha Libre, American Football, Race Cars, Bull Fighting. Futbol has a huge number (70%) and boxing is about half now, but both it, baseball, and basketball were all at much lower numbers for portions of last decade.
Daga explains he hasn’t defended his title because there’s been no one in AAA worthy of getting a title shot. This story would work better if he was now defending it against someone outside of AAA; he’s instead facing three guys who’ve been in AAA for the last six months. I’m not quite sure what Argenis did to become more worthy except have a temporally less employed brother.
Euforico, Sioux and Drako won the Morelos state trios championship.
Rob has video of Mistico’s painful day on this week’s Fox main event.
The newly renamed Rey Horus debuted under that name with a win at the Evolucion Lucha Libre show.
Eric R reviews 03/01 Lucha Azteca.
DJ Spectro looks back at Gran Hamada vs La Fiera as MOTY of 1985 and Black Shadow vs (Hijo del Black Shadow. That one was about the original Black Shadow renting out his name and then the deal ending, as it did with Rey Misterio/Rey Horus over the weekend, and appears to have happened with Lizmark and “Lizmark Jr.” as well (not the well known Hijo del Lizmark, but a sporadically seen luchador, mostly in Tijuana.)
An article about retired luchador/action figure creator Demonio Cibernetico.
Cronicas y Leyendas writes about the events of early 1989.
Ojo Diabolico Jr. is taking an extended break from lucha libre soon.
Chucho el Roto & Yakuza are headed to Costa Rica.
The AULL team of Pegazus, Shibata and Spider Boy are teaming up as Los Super Dinamicos.
IWRG (SUN) 03/16/2014 Arena Naucalpan
***Guerra de Golfo, 2014***
1) Hip Hop Man & Látigo vs Hanaoka & Ms1 Jr.
2) Chico Che, Emperador Azteca, La Magnifica vs Dowki, Imposible, La Sádica
3) Trauma II vs Súper Nova [IWRG JUNIORS]
Trauma II is champion. Third defense, second versus Nova (though they’ve switched sides since that one.)
4) Tony Rivera vs Veneno, El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma I, Toscano, Golden Magic [cage, loser advances]
5) Black Terry vs Oficial AK47, Apolo Estrada Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Relámpago, Skayde [cage, loser advances]
6) ? vs ?? [cage, mask, hair]
Skayde lost his mask in 2007 (to Mistico, in something that came out of nowhere.) He has somehow been allowed to just put it back on in recent years and it’s absurd to see him apparently risking it again in a cage match. Apolo Estrada, who beat Chico Che in this match last year, lost his hair nearly 3 months to do the day of this show and is still in the process of growing it back. This is super sketchy.
I think it’s safe to rule out the other masked people (Trauma, Golden Magic, Hijo de Mascara and Relampago) and probably Toscano, but the other 7 are fair suspects. Plus others (X-Fly!), as IWRG’s had people not booked for cage matches lose cage matches. Tony Rivera vs Black Terry is the big feud they could finish off here, which often happens.
CMLL (SUN) 03/16/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Explosivo vs El Yaqui
2) El Brillante vs Demonio Rojo
3) Idolo & Javier Cruz vs Espectrum & Infierno
4) Metatrón, Sky Kid, Smaker vs Magnum, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
5) Ráfaga vs Stuka Jr. [OCCIDENTE LH]
Rafaga is champion. First defense
6) La Sombra, Rey Cometa, Soberano Jr. vs Cavernario, Felino, Herodes Jr.
This could be a pretty good – main event should be good and so should be the title match. That one could go either way.
Again, AAA and CMLL on Fox overlapped and we got the Fox show and what we could of AAA. AAA’s already posted the complete episode and I’ve have the missing matches next week.
I’ve got a different setup for handling video starting this week and am still working out the kinks. There might have been something wrong with the Puebla feed too; it took me five edits to get it decent, and the sound still is off a second or two. I caught a couple of other weird video things before they went up, but let me know if you spot something I missed.
LAS never aired the IWRG episode with Skayde vs Black Terry. I’m working on a Plan B.
I don’t know if it’s on purpose that TVCD is repeating all the matches from the show I missed, but I appreciate it all the same. TVC Deportes has been running hour long “Tercera Caida Specials” with luchadors on Thursday nights without DTU, but they haven’t been going on the normal Tercera Caida channel (and don’t seem to have as much Bernado and Jose Manuel). They have been put up on the big TVC Deportes channel; here’s the ones with/about Aguila Solitaria and Tinieblas. I believe they may have done a third.
Somehow, I’ve watched all the usual stuff already this week – I liked the AAA opener and the Hechicero match on Sunday.
YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7TQpS0OeJqCb1x89TdYrNno
03/08 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vdeedx
03/09 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/1wgvdn
03/08 Sobre el Ring: http://www.sendspace.com/file/aobwhv
03/09 La Lucha se le Hace: http://www.sendspace.com/file/poehch
CMLL on Terra: 2014-03-07
Daily Motion: http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x33bid_thecubsfan_2014-03-07-cmll-terra/1
taped 2014-03-07 @ Arena México
1)Fuego, Oro Jr., Tritón vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Super Porky vs Comandante Pierroth, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja
AAA on Televisa: 2014-03-08
taped 2014-02-21 @ Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1)Drago, Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake vs Pentagón Jr., Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-03-08
taped 2014-02-25 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1)Cachorro, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Cancerbero, Maléfico, Raziel
taped 2014-03-02 @ Arena Coliseo
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Sugheit
3) La Sombra vs Dragón Rojo Jr. for the NWA World Middleweight Championship
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-03-08
taped 2014-03-04 @ Arena México
1)Black Panther & Flyer vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Lady Afrodita, Marcela, Silueta vs Princesa Blanca, Tiffany, Zeuxis
3) Pegasso, Soberano Jr., Valiente vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) Cachorro, Sagrado, Super Porky vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
5) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-03-08
taped 2014-02-28 @ Arena México
1)Stuka Jr. vs Vangellys in a lightning match
2) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
3) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-03-08
taped 2014-02-21 @ Arena México
1) Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero vs Soberano Jr., Valiente, Volador Jr.
2) Diamante Azul vs Terrible in a lightning match
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker
CMLL on Terra: 2014-03-09
taped 2014-03-09 @ Arena Coliseo
1)Magnus & Metatrón vs Akuma & Cholo
2) Leono, Metálico, Sensei vs Hechicero, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Molotov, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Kamaitachi, Shigeo Okumura
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Sangre Azteca in a lightning match
5) Delta, Rey Cometa, Super Porky vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
6) Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Reaper, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-03-09
taped 2014-03-09 @ Arena Naucalpan
1)Emperador Azteca, La Magnifica, Mini Multifacetico vs Espectrito (IWRG), La Sádica, Tupac Amaru Jr.
2) Chico Che, Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota vs Rayan, Spartaco, Spartan
3) Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Tony Rivera
4) Golden Magic, Relámpago, Súper Nova vs Apolo Estrada Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000
Noches de Coliseo: 2014-03-09
taped 2014-02-23 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1)La Parka, Ludxor, Venum vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Ozz, Silver King – full this week!
taped 2014-03-02 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
2) Corazón de Barrio & Hator vs Panthro & Tigre Universitario [CMLI TAG and 8f ]
3) Angel Justiciero & Pancho Tequila vs Hijo de Espanto II & Potro Jr. [CMLI TAG and 8f ]
4) Silver Star vs Charles Lucero for the WWA World Middleweight Championship
CMLL Puebla: 2014-03-10
taped 2014-02-24 @ Arena Puebla
1)Águila Egipcia & Black Tiger vs Ares & King Jaguar
2) Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico vs Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito, Saurón
taped 2014-02-10 @ Arena Puebla
3) Metálico, Robin, Sensei vs Espíritu Maligno, Siki Ozama Jr., Toro Bill Jr.
taped 2014-02-24 @ Arena Puebla
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Shigeo Okumura
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Shocker vs Blue Panther, Máximo, Rush
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla