AAA-Televisa: Listed as starting 15 minutes early, and should have most (or all!) from the Irapuato show.
== CMLL ==
FOX: Parajes Increíbles, Block A
52MX: Volador/Reaper trios, probably the set up to Artillero/Super Comando vs Sky Kid/Smaker titlte match.
C3: Mephisto vs La Mascara
TVC Deportes (Puebla): Peste Negra (kind of) versus Estetas del Aire. Currently listed as 9pm (10 pm US) CT
Lucha Azteca: Guerreros vs Estetas in a good match.
Terra Friday: Bottom two matches, which actually look good – Cadets vs Fiebre Raziel and Marcela/Dalys build
Terra Sunday: Volador vs Ripper.
== Other ==
IWRG-AYM Sports: I don’t even know. I’m pretty sure they aired the Wednesday show (with Skayde/Terry match) on AYM and the Sunday show on LAS, so theyr’e not even consistent on their own networks at the same time. They’ve also been airing six week old baseball games for the 20th time instead of the midweek airs of lucha libre, so it’s not really priority here.
Noches de Coliseo: ???? Maybe more of the huge tag team tournament which won’t possibly end well.
taped 2014-02-11 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Camorra, Sangre Azteca: Much more a 3 versus 3 match than Stigma & Camorra feuding, though they still went with the feud in the end. Camorra was better than last week in that I didn’t notice him much at all; best for the match, probably not great for getting me to care about this match. This was a shorter match without a lot of individual highlights but Triton’s usual dive in the third floor looked great.
taped 2014-02-16 @ Arena México Pólvora vs Mistico for the CMLL World Welterweight Championship: Fine enough match, significantly better than I thought it would be after the previous week’s disaster finish, and proof of Polvora’s magical singles matches powers, but not something particularly memorable. Crowd wasn’t as into the match as they have been for the Titan singles matches or the Volador ones. They’ve really cut down with this Místico is allowed to do – headscissors, armdrags, cradles and dives. It wears a bit thin on longer matches, which they tried to fix by editing down this match. I didn’t see the live version, but the edits seemed mostly speeding up the match by removing the rest breaks and not taking out action. Not sure why they kept going to a crowd hot of people chanting for Pólvora for that, though.
Marco Corleone, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Kráneo, Mr. Águila: Of course they didn’t edit out the finish. Of course they showed many replays. CMLL TV editing is not so great at making their luchadors look like stars. They did show Marco talking about in the post match interview, and Porky and Volador recovered for it quickly. Rest of the match was an easy half comedy match that seemed to amuse the crowd and was nothing much to write about. Marco’s punch on Aguila (and Aguila’s spin sell of it) looked great.
IWRG (WED) 03/12/2014Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, IWRG, The Gladiatores]
1) Matrix Jr. b Látigo
2) Hijo De La Bestia & Zurdog b Ángel Del Amor & Hip Hop Man
3) Centvrión & Chico Che b Rayan & Spartan
4) Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor, Imposible, Sky Ángel b Aztlán, Cheyene, Jorge Kebrada, Kanon, Skayde, Vortize [Copa High Power] Gym FILL vs Gym Skayde. Rematch of a rematch. Winner faces Gym Tony Rivera. Terry submitted Skayde for the final fall when Fulgor provided a distraction, so the home team wins the feud.
5) Súper Nova, Toscano, Veneno b Danny Casas, Eterno, X-Fly Tecnicos took 2/3.
That’s the finish I wanted for this feud. Wednesday show have yet to catch on with the fans, but it’s not like Thursday shows were doing much better.
Forbes Mexico has a story about the plans for merchandising AAA in the US. (They definitely should do that!) It’s like on new details outside of a hard to understand “we’ve invested 20 million dollars of contracts” mention. You know, if they’re only going to focus on a few people at first and slowly get to the whole roster, why do they have someone “redesigning and modernizing 250 characters”? Seems like a waste of time to be working on an updated Espantapájaros III. This is the kind of things I start to think about when I read the same canned blurbs for the 50th time.
ChilangaMask announced Black Terry versus Aeroboy for their April 27th show. Tercera Caida has aired promos with Silueta, Zeuxis and Estrella Explosiva (from Guadalajara) challenging for matches over the last month or so. Those promos are context-less and haven’t hinted where the matches would be happening, but it seems like the sort of thing ChilangaMask would orchestrate (but I don’t know for sure.) Maybe for that 04/27 show, with plenty of time to add luchadoras. They also announced Los Traumas and Impulso & Belial for their May western tour.
taped 2014-02-09 @ Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México Jinzo, Ludxor, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr., Súper Fly: Typical opening match has different connotations when referring to AAA and CMLL. This was a typical AAA opening match with young guys – a billion spots, some of which got lost in the mixed but an overall entertaining package. Super Fly looked strong and got the win in the end. Jinzo looked sloppy, especially early – but if the idea was to the two AAA regulars were supposed to look like bigger stars, they did accomplish that. Probably could’ve skipped the post match beating since there’s already plenty of those on this show.
Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Chessman, Daga, Pentagón Jr.: EXCELLENT. There’s plenty of reason to expect a super man with this lineup, but this surpassed that. Rudos were great taking over the match for the first half, and then it was just an amazingly level of action the rest of the way. The técnicos doing the same sequence to finish of guys for a few months now has me ready for anything to happen when the rudo disrupt it. Everything after it got disrupted this time was controlled insanity, and there were a lot of convincing near falls. Pentagon was super throughout and he and Suicide worked well together in their frequent late match fights. Daga seemed invisible for the first half of the match, except helping out with moves, but then had some great moments later on like the duck under the clothesline, jumping kick, dive sequence.
Cibernético vs El Elegido, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Electroshock in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes semifinal match: really a nothing match; an eight minute that was slow to actually start and didn’t have much to do it. It did give me Cibernético and Electroshock exchanging holds, but not nearly for enough to be real comedy. Even the Perro/Cibernetico segment at the end wasn’t much, not even a minute before the run-ins. The crowd was more into the tease of fighting then the actual fighting at points, so maybe doing little was the way to go. This finish felt more like Perro getting past Cibernético to go do something else rather than reheating their feud – I have no idea what they point was of the doing the Perro/Cibernetico teased friendship then breakup outside of filling TV time, because there doesn’t seem to be any payoff going. I don’t need to see that match again so I guess that’s fine.
(Two weeks later edit: obviously, they’re not ending this, so I don’t know why this happened. More than usual!)