Averno & Cara to AAA confirmed?, Stuka wins Reyes del Aire, Wagner beats Park, ChilangaMask

Today’s MLW Radio show has some AAA talk in the very last minutes of the show. I’ve semi-transcribed it here, but the gist is Konnan says they’ve signed Sin Cara by name and implies Averno is coming with him. He says they’re coming in May, but does not specify when in May. They could be showing up next weekend, or it could be much later. Averno is not scheduled for any more CMLL DF matches at this time.


Stuka wins, Mephisto definitely does not/Terra

CMLL (SUN) 04/27/2014 Arena México [CMLL, LuchaWorld
***Arena Mexico 58th Anniversary/Kids Day***
1) Astral & Eléctrico COR Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico Astral & Electrico vs Pequeno Nitro & Pequeno Olipico, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3, the last via COR after ringpost dives.
2) Amapola, Dalys, La Comandante b La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Marcela La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, La Comandante, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Vaquerita’s return after eight months (Japan, injury), now a tecnica. Rudas took 2/3.
3) Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Máximo, Super Porky, Titán Maximo, Super Porky, Titan vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudas took 2/3.
4) Stuka Jr. b ValienteTritónDeltaGuerrero Maya Jr.Rey CometaAvernoMephistoEphestoNiebla RojaTigerPuma [Reyes del Aire2014 CMLL Reyes del Aire, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Sides were rudos versus tecnicos, Tritón (Tiger Destoryer), Ephesto (Maya blocking the Ephesto Roll), Guerrero Maya Jr. (Niebla Roja quebrada), Rey Cometa (Puma reinera), Tiger (Delta double stomp), Puma (Valiente Buster), Delta (Averno Devil’s Wings), Niebla Roja (Stuka bomb splash), Valiente (Averno & Mephisto powerbomb), Averno (Stuka Jr. casadora cradle), Mephisto (Stuka Jr. back suplex into a sit down piledriver). Stuka wins the Reyes del Aire for the first time.
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión b Atlantis, La Sombra, Mistico Atlantis, La Sombra, Mistico vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Polvora, Rey Escorpion, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Sombra did not get along with his partners in prematch interviews and during portions of the match, continuing his behavior from Friday. Escorpion offered Sombra a handshake early, then took the match (1/3) with a foul on Sombra. Rey Escorpion said he had to evil things to get Sombra to fully commit to being a rudo. Sombra told the crowd off in very Rush fashion and the rudos attacked him again. Tecnicos said nothing and did not make the save.

this entire post is an excuse to reuse this gif/Terra

CMLL picked continuing the Sombra “odioso” bit over playing to the crowd with a Kid’s Day main event. They could’ve even done both, just had Mistico win the La Mistica on Rey Escorpion everyone was expecting – they had the confetti for it – but went with a much different result. There were Kid themed trappings – little girls worked as edecanes and had a dance number, Reyes del Aire got a big entrance and fireworks, the Peste Negra match was a lot of comedy (and Mr. Niebla saying naughty things on the microphone), but the finishes weren’t as booked primarily to send people home happy as in other years. Stuka got the big win and the mini tencicos won the opener, but the good guys (when the good guys could be deciphered) lost more than they won.

I was watching the show on a small screen and never saw a lit shot of the whole arena, but it appeared to be a giant crowd. CMLL were definitely using camera shots they only show when they want to show up the size of the event.

MR (SUN) 04/27/2014 2300 Arena, South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [Highspots.TV]
1) Latin Dragon & Ultimo Panda b Frightmare & Hallowicked
2) Amasis, Green Ant, Opihidan b Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy, Papadon
3) Solar I b Negro Navarro [FLLM MASTER]
Navarro won with a kimura in their usual mat battle. Negro and Solar collected money for a long while after the match.
4) Mini Mariachi b Pierrothito [PWR MINIS]
Pierrothito initially won on his inverted powerslam, but Mariachi may have kicked out before three. An unnmaed Masked Republic official restarted the match, which Pierrothito dominated for a couple minutes until Mariachi rolled him up to retain his title.
5) Christina Von Eerie b Sumie Sakai [PWR WOMEN]
Sakai’s second interfered freely, but Von Eerie retained.
6) Casandro b Matt Cross
Match did not air stream issues.
7) Bestia 666, Damián 666, Sabu b Blk Jeez, Homicide, Ruckus
Sabu put Homicide thru a table for the win.
8) Dr. Wagner Jr. b LA Park [IWL HEAVY]
Wagner’s IWL title was added to the match. He kept it when the referee was bumped, Park pulled Wagner’s mask but Wagner fouled Park at the same time and fell on top for the win.

The iPPV feed had some issues for the first half of the card, then started to nose dive during the minis title match. It was unwatchable during intermission, for the women’s title match and Casandro’s match before getting to normal by the semimain. Their Twitter sent out messages, and they put up a scroll on the screen eventually, but it was still a long hour or so while waiting for the problem to get fixed. Part 1 is now up on Highspots website, and Part 2 (where more of the show was lost) will be up Tuesday.

No other big news coming out of the show. One estimate had about 700 people in the building. Damian seemed to be hurt leaving the ring after his match (this report says it’s serious), but no other injuries was noticeable. I missed the entrances to the Solar/Navarro match, so I’m unsure who was meant to be champion this week, but that belt just bounces back and forth without explanation so a title change there isn’t a big deal. All the other titles stayed with their champions – though the minis match needed a restart to accomplish that. Maybe the biggest news was Wagner & Park did NOT challenge each other for a mask match. I can’t think of the last time that happened.

Dr. Wagner and LA Park kept it completely in the ring, outside of a couple dives, and this was more the touring singles match than out of control match they’ve done elsewhere. Crowd dug it, and got into the Solar/Navarro too. This was a crowd who knew of those two guys, and were surprised and delighted when they pulled out particularly creative holds. Fans was into the local indy guys. Most of the promos were done in Spanish (iPPV was in English), and there appeared to be a mix of traditional lucha libre fans and indy fans.

I was a lot less upset about these iPPV problems than last year’s TripleMania. I think part of it was we got to see half the show, and the two matches I wanted to see most, but the larger part of it was I could just look over at another screen and watch the CMLL show instead. I probably would be more bothered if I had nothing else to but to wait and search in vain for results. (This is not as much a plus for MaskedMania but the discovery of a coping mechanism. If TripleMania is on a Saturday, I probably should figure out a way to stream all the matches I promised to watch later so I have a distraction.)

Announcing was good; Leonardo Chikarson and Joe Dombrowski obviously did their research and knew the guys. They said it was their first time calling a lucha libre show, but it didn’t feel that way. Sean Waltman, X-Pac, joined the announcers for Wagner/Parka and Solar/Navarro matches. He was good for both, but best in Solar/Wagner – he both gave background on the guys and also explained what they were looking trying to accomplish with different holds. (There’s sometimes no explaining what Wagner and Park are trying to accomplish.)

It was a $10 show and it was worth the $10 – maybe more if Cross/Casandro was good. My Highspots account notes the last iPPV I bought from them was the WWL show in Puerto Rico (about a year ago to this week!), and this was definitely much better than that.

Masked Republic’s Twitter account teased the possibility of future shows, though there was nothing on the show which directly built to another one.  Every tecnico won, which I didn’t even appreciate until I put together these results. They did the Kid’s Day finishes CMLL forgot!

Black Terry Jr. is putting photos up of the ChilangaMask show as I write this. I’ll do full results tomorrow, but the big results saw Satanico defeated El Dandy in his (DF) retirement match via faked foul. Truly there is nothing more rudo than to cheat a man in his retirement match. It appears ChilangaMask had a foreign tag team go missing for the second straight show – after no Young Bucks last time, Jake & Dave Crist were replaced by Freelance and Oro Jr. in three way tag. I really want to see that match even more with those two guys in it, and it sounds like one of the best matches on the show, but the foreign acts being adveritsed and not making it is a disappointing trend. (Zeuxis was also replaced by Princesa Sugehit, but she is probably still sidelined by injury – and maybe was at the show anyway?) Aero Boy versus Black Terry was also said to be a very good match.

It was said to be a good show overall. Other results reveal Herodes survived and Magnus did not win his match. I have trouble believing either of these things!

new champion Demonio Maya/@acogdl

CMLL (SUN) 04/27/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Meteoro b Relampago Azul
2) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b El Divino & Virgo
Rudos took 2/3.
3) León Blanco, Sky Kid, Smaker b El Yaqui, Espectrum, Magnum
Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Mugroso Vago L ExterminadorJavier Cruz Jr.Évola [hair]
Cruz Jr. escaped first, then Evola, and Exterminador defeated new luchador Mugroso Vago for the win.
5) Demonio Maya b Fuego [OCCIDENTE MIDDLE]
Demonio took falls 1/3 to win the championship in a good match. Fuego falls on first defense.
6) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro b Euforia, Misterioso Jr., Vangellys
Panthers took 1/3.

Good day to be in Cavernario/Maya family – one brother wins in Arena Mexico, another beats a guy from Arena Mexico to win a championship. It makes more sense for the locals to have the local titles, but Demonio Maya got a big win for a new guy.

And getting wins for a new guy is tough in Guadalajara. Mugroso Vago is here a month and lost his hair.

A show for Tuesday in Tamaulipas has LA Park (& son) versus Dr. Wagner (& son) on top of a CMLL-ish card. Semimain is Blue Panther and Brazo de Plata versus Olimpico and Averno. That man is everywhere.

This week’s Super Libre had an interview with Sadica and some very good predictions.

Eric R has a recap of 04/12/14 CMLL Azteca.

Hijo de Fishman won a mask.


source: http://www.cmll.com/01_cartelera/img_arenacol/domingo.JPG

CMLL (SUN) 05/04/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Ramstein & Zayco
2) Black Panther, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero, Herodes Jr., Raziel
3) Sagrado, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Ephesto, Sangre Azteca, Virus
4) Fuego vs Puma [lightning]
5) La Máscara, Titán, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja
6) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Mistico vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

Lo Odiosos (TM Super Libre) are split up – Mascara is with Titan and Vailente, Sombra is with Marco and Mistico – and I hope that doesn’t meant two straight matches of partners not getting along. Maybe the story will turn out to be Rey Escorpion and friends beating up Sombra so many times that he rethinks this whole bad attitude thing.

Fuego & Puma should be fun, and Halcon should do better in his natural habit.



source: http://www.cmll.com/01_cartelera/img_gdl/guadalajara.JPG

CMLL (SUN) 05/04/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Reicko vs El Piraña
2) El Tapatío & Índigo vs Jocker & Satara
3) Brillante & William Rock vs Demonio Rojo & Infierno
4) Esfinge vs Sádico
5) Cachorro, Gallo, León Blanco vs Maléfico, Misterioso Jr., Vangellys
6) Diamante Azul & Super Porky vs Ráfaga & Terrible

There are weeks where it seems like Guadalajara has the more attractive matches. This is not one of those weeks. Family dinners must be rough on poor Indigo – his rudo brothers brag about winning titles and being in big tournaments, and he’s a tecnico in the segunda!

ChilangaMask, MaskedMania, Arena Mexico previews

Kid’s Day is April 30th, which falls on a Wednesday this year. Wednesday is not a convenient day to run events, so the usual plethora of lucha libre show (often free for children) has spread out over two weekends. There was a lot yesterday, there’s quite a lot next weekend, there’s a few extra spilled thru the week, but today seems to be the biggest day. Thanks to Alfredo and KrisZ poster finding skills, I’ve got 67 different lineups for today and that’s probably not close to the actual number.

There are three shows that rise above the others in importance

ChilangaMask has their April show in Arena Lopez Mateos, headlined by Satanico versus El Dandy for the final time in the Mexico City area. The show also has the Traumas vs Mr. Niebla & Herodes (Herodes is so dead), Black Terry versus Aero Boy, and the Fulgors versus David & Jack Crist vs Belial & Impulso. Terra has an interview with Dandy and a preview of the show. That show starts at 4pm local time, and highlights should air on next week’s Tercera Caida.

MaskedMania runs today at the ex-ECW Arena in Philadelphia. That show has a LA Park contra Dr. Wagner Jr. main event. This is probably not the only time LA Park & Dr. Wagner will fight – it’s what they do! – but it is possibly the only time they make video this year since TxT isn’t running and there’s no telling when they’ll be back in Monterrey. Solar vs Negro Navarro also have a singles match, as do Matt Cross and Casandro (who’s interviewed on Philly.com) and there’s five more matches on the card. You can watch the show thru Highspots iPPV for $10, and the show starts at 5pm Eastern, 4pm Central time.

CMLL has combined Kid’s day show & Arena Mexico anniversary show as it’s usual Sunady’s show. It’s not a strong lineup for either event, much less both taking place at the same time. The main event, the Revolucionarios versus Sombra, Mistico and Atlantis, is interesting only to see how they handle Sombra’s current status (extra tricky on a yearly show normally just about the good guys being good.) The show does have this year’s Rey del Aires match, scaled much down from last year but still with the potential of being a memorable match. Terra (via CMLL PR) has a generic look back at the history the building. The show will air at 5pm local (CT) on terra.mx.

The plan is to do live results on both CMLL and MaskedMania. (I figure @TerceraCaida and others might have info on the ChilangaMask show.)

Elsewhere, the usual show in Guadalajara includes a Fuego versus Demonio Maya title match in what’s obviously the biggest match in Maya’s short career. IWRG has a completely unnoteworthy show; they may be hurt because so many of the guys they bring are working elsewhere, but it doesn’t look like much is happening with the luchadors who are hanging around.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of 02/07/14 CMLL.

Black Terry Jr. has photos from an outdoor show with Guerrero Maya and Black Terry, and a second show with Shu el Guerrero, Black Terry, Scorpio Jr. vs Veneno, Oriental, and Starman Jr.

This post includes some cool Mascara Dorada masks.

Brief interview with Laredo Kid.


IWRG (SUN) 05/04/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Sky Ángel vs Skull Metal
2) Alfa & Omega vs Fulgor I & Fulgor II
3) 1 vs 23456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930 [Rey del Ring]
participants will not be announced until day of event

IWRG”s annual Royal Rumble event. 911 won the match last year, though the title’s changed hands a few times sinec and Golden Magic last gained the belt in February. This is where IWRG using so many different luchadors actually works out, because anyone could show up in this match. Looks like IWRG isn’t quite sure who will be there themselves.

indy (SUN) 05/04/2014 Gimnasio Nuevo León
1) Golden Boy & Rey Demonio Jr. vs Dulce Kanela & Larry Miranda Jr.
2) Hijo De Centurion Negro, Pedro Navajas, Principe de Oro, Titanik vs Alberto Dos Rios, Black Spider, Galactar, Sky
3) Potro Jr., Silver Star, Tigre Universitario vs Bengali, Charles Lucero, Difunto I
4) Atlantis & Máximo vs Mr. Niebla & Último Guerrero
5) Blue Panther vs Averno [LLA AZTECA]
Blue Panther is champion

The usual 3-4 times a year show here, with the title which changes hands every time they have a title match. Panther versus Averno sounds like a good match, except…

indy (SUN) 05/04/2014 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Chamaco Gurrola & Tequlita vs Mini Dfiunto & Mini Hator
2) Kentai, Medico Infenral, Príncipe Azteca vs Erick Ortiz, Face Man, Vudu
3) Gato Fantasma, Halcon Real, Tokio Lee vs Bengali, Difunto I, Potro Jr.
4) El Ninja, Magico, Ninja Jr. vs Centurión Negro, Centurion Negro Jr., Orlando Santa Cruz
5) Caifan vs Chucho Mar Jr., Pegasso, Panthro Jr., Ultimo Ninja, El Pulpo, Memo Valles, Chica de Arabia, Caifan Guerrero
6) Argenis, Argos, Cibernético, Sin Cara vs Averno, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown

Full lineup to the show announced many moons ago, including Averno in the main event. This show starts at 5pm, the Gimnasio Nuevo Leon starts at 4:30. It may be possible for Averno to make both shows, though I don’t think that’s what actually happening here. Averno’s filmed a promo for this show.

Sin Cara is booked on 05/03 and 05/04, but no card has turned up for 05/02 – the day where there’s a mystery spot in AAA’s TV main event. It still appears there is a plan for Sin Cara to be there, but plans don’t always come thru.

DTU (FRI) 05/16/2014 Arena Querétaro
1) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony vs Maremoto, Sange De Dragon, Star Boy
2) Billytronix & Vengador vs Castigador & Optimius and Energy & Gremlin and Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo
3) Crazy King & Miedo Extremo vs Galaxy & Kalibus and Jhonky & Slayer Pack
4) Hijo del Pantera & Pantera vs Artikus & Pesadilla and Black Fire & Chica Ye-Ye
5) Jinzo vs Shane Strickland, Kaleth, Flamita, Príncipe Halcón, Ángel del Misterio, Rey Celestial
6) Ángel o Demonio & Ovett vs Demente Extreme & Violento Jack and Crazy Boy & Dance Boy

Third show in the May DTU tour. I thought Hijo del Pantera just appeared on TV saying he was headed back to Japan for many months. Maybe that’s actually the semi-mysterious Pantera Jr. So many multiman matches.