Volador versus Sombra once more, Sin Cara doesn’t want to be Mistico


Dragon Lee & Cachorro

CMLL (FRI)05/30/2014 Arena México [CMLL,Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. bArtillero & Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3 in a good if sloppy match.
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Sagrado b Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca
Tecnicos took 1/3
3) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Super Porky bRey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 1/3 in a comedy match. Porky beat Terrible.
4) Dragon Lee b Cachorro [En Busca de un Idolo]
Dragon Lee defeated Cachorro via Power-plex in less than five minutes. A lot of big moves in a short time. Judges (Valiente, Ultimo Guerrero, Shocker, Tirantes) gave Dragon Lee 10, 10, 10, 6, and Cachorro (was was hurting after the finish) a 10, 10, 10, 7
5) Cavernario b Hechicero [En Busca de un Idolo]
Cavernario won a longer match, escaping Hechicero’s finisher to put on the cavernaria. Cavenario worked as a tecnico and fans were behind him. Hechicero scored a 10, 10, 10, 7 and Hechicero 8, 9, 9, 8.
6) Atlantis, Titán, Valiente b Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 1/3, Atlantis submitting Mephisto.
7) Negro Casas, Shocker, Volador Jr. b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush [Relevos Increíbles]
Straight falls for opposition. Indeseable trio lost the first fall by DQ for excessive violence on Casas and Volador beat Sombra in the second. Volador wants another title match.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

Both En Busca de un Idolo matches were very good, though in different ways. Cachorro/Dragon Lee was all about trying to beat each with big shot as quick as possible, while the other match worked more at getting Cavernario over a tecnico. Generally a good Terra show, with only the comedy match not having much value.

AAA Sanchez (FRI) 05/30/2014Arena Neza [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del Ring]
1) Josan el Stripper & Rey Neza bDanger King & Moto Cross
2) Goskart Jr. & Rey Lobo b Back Firer & Punker
3) La Jarochita, Máscarita Divina, Pasion Kristal b Black Mamba,Bugambilia, Mini Charly Manson
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Dark Cuervo, Dark Spíritu, Súper Fly
5) Argenis, Electroshock, Sin CaraArgos, Averno, Silver King
Sin Cara la Mistica on Averno.

It looked very full (and very dark, which makes it hard to tell how full it was.) There were ads for Luchas 2000 on the barricade.

The more interesting events happened after the show. Sin Cara/Mistico said he was (only) in talks to join AAA, but is upset about AAA listing him on the Verano de Escandalo as Mistico. Sin Cara says CMLL owns the Mistico name and he will only wrestle for AAA as Sin Cara, not Mistico. (This doesn’t really explain why he was cool wearing the Mistico mask on the last AAA taping.)

My best guess is Sin Cara/Mistico will end up with a third new name after all, but they’re on totally different pages about which name to use until they get to that new name. Sin Cara wants to use that name as to not have CMLL going after the other promoters it’s working with, AAA doesn’t want to use Sin Cara because of how his WWE stint with that name went, but they really should be on the same page already and they need to get around to whatever name they’re ending up with ASAP.

Bill has highlights of 02/16/14 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has a recap of this week’s Tercera Caida.

Segunda Caida reviews Marco Corleone versus Ultimo Guerrero and Week 4 of En Busca de un Idolo.

Ohtani’s Jacket was disappointed by Virus, Cachorro, Hechicero vs Negro Casas, Cavernario, Dragon Lee.

Angelico talks about the Verano de Escandalo Cruiserweight multiman match. AAA’s really changed their usual booking here – instead of doing a multiman midcard title match, they’re doing a multiman midcard #1 contenders match. This article seems to suggest the winner at Verano de Escandalo faces Aerostar and the winner of that faces Daga, though I may be reading too much into it.

Lucha Libre in Japan

05/31 NJPW: Mascara Dorada b KUSHIDA [BOSJ, Day 2] – HOORAY. You can see the match here. In sadder news, old friend Alex Koslov had to withdrawal from the rest of the tournament due to a shoulder injury.


Mephisto, Negro Casas, Shocker defeated Los Indeseables in Arena Aficion when Sombra fouled Casas.

Cavernario wants to face Dragon Lee in the En Busca de un Idolo final.

El Hijo Del Santo won: the beachside development he protested against will not go forward.


CMLL (FRI) 06/06/2014 Arena México
1) Magnus, Pegasso, Starman vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Shigeo Okumura
2) Marcela, Princesa Sugheit, Silueta vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
4) Cavernario vs Cachorro [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Hechicero vs Dragon Lee [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker
7) Volador Jr. © vs La Sombra © [NWA WELTER, NWA MIDDLE]

Main event is title versus title. CMLL ran a few of these unification matches with the NWA and UWA titles in the early 90s, and those usually ended up in a draw. Presume the same is going to happen here. Various people from the undercard interfering to cause that DQ would be a strong way to build up a cage match, but that show isn’t for two months.

Sombra & Volador will have had four CMLL singles matches in the time it took Psycho Clown and Texano Jr. to have two AAA TV singles matches. If you go back to last July, when the Texano/Psycho feud actually started, it’s 2 of those matches versus 7 Sombra/Volador matches.

Semimain is almost a trios title rematch, only Mr. Niebla is still not to be found and Titan isn’t fond of his partners.

Those En Busca de un Idolo matches leave Cavernario/Dragon Lee and Hechicero/Cachorro for 06/13, with the final on 06/20. It’s still early but, if things progress the way I figure, Cavenario/Dragon Lee on 06/20 will decide the non-Hechicero finalist and quite likely the overall winner.

Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero working much lower than usual, which has to be about airing five matches on Terra instead of four. Princesa feud returns in the segunda, and the opener is packed with names who are usually not there.

CMLL tonight, Juicio Final on 08/01, RCH

CMLL’s main event is listed as a relevos increibels, but it’s basically the Rush/Sombra/Mascara Indeseable trio taking on a coallition of their enemies: Shocker, Negro Casas and Volador Jr. Something needs to progress in that story, so maybe they’ll end up with more definite post match challenges than usual.

The highlight of the show is the start of the second round of En Busca de un Idolo. It’s tecnico/tecnico and rudo/rudo matches tonight, with Cavernario versus Hechicero and Dragon Lee versus Cachorro. Every match this round will be a rematch for the first time, as this is the first year where everyone faced everyone else in the first round. Cavernario/Hechicero was the early great match which set the tone for the entire tournament and Lee/Cachorro was very sharp as well. Everyone in this round will end up with about the same amount of judging points (a lot of ’em) and fan voting was pretty close between the three youngsters (about 2 points a week on average seperating them), so the actual match results will likely be the deciding factor this round. Those 20 points are big.

You don’t need to wait for next week’s CMLL Informa: CMLL’s next major show appears to be Juicio Final on 08/01. (You may also be able to skip the next two months of programming, because it doesn’t seem like much will happen until then.) The usual montage of feuding people with no hint of what match will take place. Juicio Final is frequently a multi man cage match and could certainly be one again. This is a much later than usual for this event and may suggest the current plan for the Anniversary show is mid to late September to space things out. It’s peculiar for CMLL to wait until August 1st to run a show of this type.

The concentration of upcoming AAA TV tapings meant they had two different press conferences occurring yesterday. Parka Negra (looking thin), Silver King, Taya, Monster Clown and Cibernetico went to Celaya, while Chessman, Pentagon, Texano, Parka and Psycho Clown traveled to Orizaba.

LuchaMania Monterrey will be promoting their own show on 07/05. Their idea is to just bring in a bunch of talented guys, regardless of how big a name there are, and put on the kind of show they’d like to see. The card will begin to be announced next week.

CMLL’s sent out an article introducing Esfinge, after he’s already debuted and with no next match announced. The big news is Esfinge actually has a name for his finishing manuver. It’s not a creative name – nudo egipcio – but that puts him ahead of 80% of the roster.

Mephisto had a strange interview with ESTO, because neither he nor the interviewer were allowed to mention Averno or even directly refer to someone leaving Mephisto’s trio. Mephisto says he and Ephesto are looking for a new trio partner and have something in mind. That may happen, but I suspect it’s also just the default thing to say when the programming department hasn’t gotten around to letting anyone know what’s happening.

La Parka: “Hay cosas muy desconcertantes en este momento.” He’s talking about Averno and Mistico, but I feel like this this could apply to all times.

Speaking of – LuchaMania Monterrey noticed Antifaz del Norte turned up this weekend with a CMLL Heavyweight Championship belt. As best as I can figure, this was the belt that was pictured as the WWF IC championship on Arena el Angel’s poster this past weekend and Gigga will probably win it back at some point. It’s weird to have a replica of the CMLL Heavyweight belt floating around, but you can buy those things and it’s not the weirdest thing in lucha.

AAA has a new fan club, if you’re in Mexico and using Telcel. I don’t have Telcel, so I know nothing more about it (except there are charges.) They’ve done this before where you get wallpapers for your phone background and such.

Rob has highlights of late June 2001.

Fenix defends AAA Fusion title this Saturday in Arena Roberto Paz.

Fuerza Guerrera wants to fight everyone.

El Hijo del Santo has an interview with Ray Mendoza.

El Pulpo won Barba Roja’s mask. That probably took place on 05/23, as there was a triangle apuesta match with Pirata Morgan scheduled for Gimnasio Municipal Las Liebres, Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas on that day.

Coyote Azul Jr. took Steel Angel’s mask in San Luis Potosi.

Mazatlan’s el Angel talks about his retirement show this weekend.

Lucha Libre in Japan

05/29 WNC: Amapola (c) b Syuri [CMLL-REINA INTL] – second defense.

Elsewhere on the same show, La Comandante picked up the direct win in a segunda trios, while Hijo del Pantera’s trio lost the fourth match (though he didn’t take the direct loss.)

05/30 NJPW: TAKA Michinoku b Mascara Dorada [BOSJ, match 1] – boooooooooooooooooooooo


AAA RCH (SAT) 06/14/2014 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) ? & Yuca La Potranquita vs ?? & Keira
2) Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Fénix vs Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain
3) Drago & Faby Apache vs Pentagón Jr. & Sexy Star
4) Araña de Plata vs Atomic Star, Látigo, Principe Diamante, Matrix, Power Bull, Sky Ángel, Kalibus [cage, mask]
5) Psycho Clown vs Texano Jr., Zorro, Cibernético [RCH HEAVY]
new championship

First anniversary show. Everyone but Kalibus is an IWRG trainee. Segunda should be great.

05/30-06/02 lucha times


== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Top 3 matches from Tuxtla Guiterrez – another Mistico appearance, and maybe an explaination of what’s meant to be going on with the Cruiserweight title?

== CMLL ==

FOX: Airing at 3pm on Sunday this week. Atlantis, Shocker, Volador vs Sombra, Rush, Ultimo Guerrero in the main event.

52MX: Volador Jr. vs Rey Escorpion

Claro: Volador Jr. vs Rush

C3: Diamante Azul vs Terrible

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Guerreros vs Dorada, Valiente, Volador

Lucha Azteca: Marco, Maximo, Volador vs Dragon Rojo, Rey Escorpion, Shocker

Terra Friday: Five match show, including the start of round 2 of En Busca de un Idolo.

Terra Sunday: Titan/Niebla Roja

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: Bengali/Difunto/Universitario vs Diluvio Negros/Silencio?

IWRG (LAS/AYM): Prison Fatal?

Maestro defeat trainees, CMLL on Mistico

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG FILL (WED) 05/28/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Black Niko, Dragón Blanco, Lady Dragon b Mercenario De La Muerte, Sexy Girl, Último Caballero
2) Black Angel, Fly Boricua, Skull Metal b Chicanito, Principe Diamante, Vampiro Metálico
3) Cosmos Fugas, Matrix Jr., Muerte Infernal b Blue Monsther, Payaso De Plata, Payaso Extreme
4) Atomic Star, Electro Boy, Power Bull b Galaxie, Sky Ángel, Zumba
5) Anubis Black, Hip Hop Man, Zurdog b Aramis, Látigo, Metaleon
Hip Hop Man unmasked Latigo and pinned him.
6) Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Fuerza Guerrera, Ojo De Tigre, Pantera, Tony Rivera b Golden Magic, Guerrero Mixtico, Impulso, Ursus, Voltar, Zoom Driver [Copa Higher Power]
maestros vs students. One student of each maestro (Terry/Magic, Rivera/Mixtico, Ojo/Impulso, Pantera/Usus, Bombeto/Voltar, Fuerza/Zoom.) Ojo de Tigre was first out. Final eliminations were Rivera (by Mixtico), Black Terry & Guerrero Mixtico DCOR, and Fuerza submitted Magic for the win.

Most of last night’s CMLL Informa is here. I didn’t get a chance to watch it and it doesn’t seem like something you need to watch. They show did end with a Mistico Disclaimer: JCR explained there is only one Mistico, CMLL owns the names, Mistico works for CMLL, he’s injured so anyone who advertises the name Mistico is lying and false. It follows the usual policy of pretending AAA does not exist, but they’ve also decided to expand that sphere of non-existence to include the original Mistico himself. In CMLL’s words, original Mistico is a fake, a crook, a non-entity trying to leech of a name CMLL owns. This is a pattern – Atlantis said the same thing about “Sin Cara” a month ago.

Of note, nothing was said about “Averno” or Bengala. On last night’s subscriber only podcast, Dr. Lucha speculated that Paco Alonso may have granted Averno permission to use the name and just doesn’t care about the Bengala name. The issue with Bengala hasn’t ever really been a a rights issue, but why AAA would radically change positions to use an existing CMLL name and especially with a guy who’s known to be an opening match guy. The best guess to the first part is Ricky Marvin wanted to use the name as part of coming in and AAA figured it was worth it to get him. The answer the to the second part appearing to be AAA believing there’s little cross over between their fans and those who watch CMLL. That notion pushed in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, where it was said Averno won both his debut matches because AAA felt the crowd didn’t know who he was and he needed to be established to their audience.

The WON also lists last Saturday’s show in Tuxtla Guiterrez as 11,000 attendance with 3,000 turned away, which means it actually drew more fans than Rey de Reyes and probably every show this year outside of TripleMania. Like with the show in Tapachula the week before, it was a free show paid for by the government.

Tercera Caida talked to Niebla Roja, Euforia and Arena Xalapa luchadors. There’s also after the camera interviews with the Xalapa crew and the Guerreros. I heard Euforia was funny but I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet.

This Newsletter also says WWE extended Rey Misterio Jr. for one more year. It was an WWE option in the contract, not something Misterio had a decision in, so the very slight chance he was going to end up with the AAA US project is not happening any time soon.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Perro Aguayo Jr. is already challenging the mystery man to an apuesta match. Now that AAA has released a lineup listing him as Mistico, this bit where no one can actually say his name in interviews is even more awkward.

Villano IV wants an apuesta match with Canek.

Zeuxis wants a title match with Marcela.

Segunda Caida watches Marco Corleone vs Mr. Niebla and week 3 of En Busca de un Idolo.

R de Rudo has footage of Crazy Boy and Violento Jack challenging each other to a mask match from the DTU DF show.

Cronicas y Leyendas writes about Blue Demon and El Mesias.

top six stories of the last two weeks

(off the top of my head and in a hurry)

  1. an unnamed Sin Cara didn’t wrestle on either of AAA tapings in Chiapas this past fortnight, but made the save for the tecnicos on both shows. He wore his old mask and revealed a new one, seeming to set up a new identity. Sin Cara even spoke about getting a third name to the press. After all that, AAA announced him as wrestling as Mistico and pictured him in his Mistico mask on Verano de Escandalo. AAA’s also shown no concern about using the Averno or Bengala names. It seems both legally doubtfully and seemingly totally hypocritical (they’re essentially doing what they’ve spent years in court trying to get Psicosis II/Histeria/Alebrije not to do), but there’s surely a fantastic story coming about how this is possible. Haven’t heard it yet. CMLL hasn’t addressed the situation, but may get around to it tonight.
  2. The rest of Verano de Escandalo card is usual fare for a non-TripleMania major show. The nearly year long Psycho Clown versus Texano Jr. feud has it’s second ever title match, with Psycho Clown getting a rematch after referee Hijo del Tirantes cost him the championship back in October. (No one’s addresses if Hijo del Tirantes will be referee again.) The Mistico trios match, with nothing on the line but Mistico and Averno back in the same ring, main events. The undercard includes part two of a mysterious cruiserweight title tournament. That tournament started when champ Daga missed a show, and was billed as for the vacant title – but now Daga’s back on the card and it’s a #1 tournament. Mysterious, I tell you. Maybe the bigger story will take place on the card – there’s no obvious TripleMania main event yet.
  3. CMLL does have an obvious Anniversary main event – Ultimo Guerrero versus Atlantis, this time we mean it – but is just running in place on that. They’re also running in place on a La Mascara/La Sombra/Rush versus Everyone Else feud. Mr. Niebla is supposed to be a big part of the Everyone Else but appeared to have gotten himself suspended while already serving another suspension. It’s some next level effort.
  4. CMLL’s one storyline that is moving along is the En Busca de un Idolo tournament. They’ve cut down to a final four of Cachorro, Dragon Lee, Hechicero and Cavernario. Hechicero’s overwhelming fan support means he’s almost certainly going to make the final, but which of the other three join him and who ultimately wins is a unknown. All four have been excellent so far.
  5. CMLL started to air a Mistico (II) vignette detailing his accident and injury. Should CMLL actually follow up on this and air regular new vignettes featuring Mistico on the road to recovery for the four months (his stated return date), this might actually succeed in getting Mistico II over in his return. CMLL following up on something regularly seems highly unlikely so we’re probably safe there.
  6. I’m stuck on six. DTU ran shows which went okay when the commissions would actually let them do their hardcore stuff. X-Fly lost his hair for the five millionith time (and no commission seemed to have a problem with that?) CMLL shuffled their TV shows around a bit, no one noticed? CMLL is doing a weekday night news/recap show on Terra, which maybe a 100 people will actually see? CMLL returned to doing live Twitter updates for their shows, that was nice.

Other news
– a lot of people kept titles

Volador beats Guerrero, Azul keeps his title, Verano de Escandalo, CMLL Informa

CMLL (MON) 05/26/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodio Enfoque]
1) Black Tiger, Leono, Star Jr. b Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior b Águila Egipcia, Asturiano, Paris
Warrior got away with a foul on Asturaino.
3) Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura b Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
4) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush b Felino, Mephisto, Negro Casas
Team Rush took 1/3.
5) Volador Jr. DQ Último Guerrero
Volador took 1/3. UG tossed his mask to Volador to draw the DQ last week, but was caught by Tirantes this week.

Volador and Ultimo Guerrero made mask versus hair challenges, which aren’t going to happen. Segunda suddenly appears to be a Pequeno Warrior feud, which always end the same way.


photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 05/27/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Magnus b Akuma & El Rebelde
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Espiritu Negro b Esfinge, Gallo, Pegasso
Esfinge’s lucha libre debut in Mexico City, though he’s been in this building for bodybuilding competitions. Rudos took 2/3, with Gallo and Arkangel feuding.
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Silueta DQ Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 1/3, the last when Zeuxis was DQed for illegally choking Estrellita.
4) Blue Panther b Puma [lightning]
Panther took Puma to school.
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Marco Corleone b Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Kráneo
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Diamante Azul © b Terrible [NWA LH]
Diamante Azul took falls 1/3 to keep the title, the last with a German suplex. Fourth defense.

Zeuxis/Estrellita could be a great idea for a feud or the opposite of that. I want to find out.

CMLL’s returned to it’s previous coverage – Twitter updates during the show and the old recap format with many more photos. Typically weird CMLL, but it’s nice to have it back this way.

Heavy Guadalajara influence on the show

CMLL (TUE) 05/27/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Brillante & Virgo b Acertijo & Demonio Rojo
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Oro Jr., Sky Kid, Smaker b Artillero, Sádico, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Maléfico, Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca b Black Metal, Stuka Jr., Tritón
Black Metal replaced Gallo (double booked). Rudos took 1/3, Malefico upsetting Stuka.
4) Ephesto, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión b La Máscara, Titán, Valiente
Rudos took 2/3, Mephsito beating Mascara.
5) La Sombra, Máximo, Rush b Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Shocker
Tecnicos took 1/3, the last when Rush snuck a foul on Casas.

Two subtle points of note on this show. First, at least by the sound of the recent recaps and what we saw this past Sunday, the Rush/Sombra/Mascara trio is no longer costing their teammates matches. Those three are not getting along with the tecnicos, but without trashing the matches. (If that’s right, that’s an improvement.)

The other bit – also seen earlier but appearing to be the a trend – is Mephsito and Ephesto are no longer wearing their Hijos del Averno shirts. Mephisto has a generic CMLL tank top and Ephesto has an Ephesto shirt. It may just be whatever shirt happens to be in their gear bag this week, but it also may be them belatedly moving on. The announcers have not, as of yet.

AAA confirmed the Verano de Escandalo card posted on Monday, including the Mistico name and the picture of him in the Mistico mask. There’s a lot I don’t understand about that situation, but it’s particularly surprising AAA would bother giving Mistico a new mask if they’re comfortable picturing him with a new mask. This isn’t a one time occasion on that. AAA’s made sure to send out photos of him in that mask from the Tuxtla Guiterrez show as well.

Over on Fox Sports, AAA’s Miguel Fonseca writes that Mistico’s arrival in AAA may top LA Park’s return as the biggest surprise in the history of AAA.

There’s no sign of Blue Demon Jr. on the Verano de Escandalo card. He hasn’t been on the AAA show since 04/19 in DF, but they’ve brought up his feud with Chessman and heavily suggested their title match would take place on this show, including in local promotion. There’s all along been talk that AAA was still waiting for Demon to sign a contract; it’s unclear if he ever has, but the way he’s been used suggests something is unsettled. It’s really not that important for this feud – AAA’s not in any hurry there – but it throws into question Demon’s involvement the AAA US/el Rey project. If Court Bauer was correct a couple weeks ago, there’s less than 30 days before that thing starts to get filmed, Demon’s supposedly going to be a key player, but he can’t really be if they AAA doesn’t have him around when they need him.

It could be that the timeline is just off. You could get rich betting against AAA start dates, and Konnan going to PWG last week to scout talent suggests they’re not really that close to recording something. I figure you would pretty much know your roster if you were under 30 days out, not just taking a first look at indy guys. Even more so given we’ve been told people have been working on writing these shows for months, they’ve gotten to have written it around who they expect to have (with some leeway for adjustments), and it would figure Demon would be in those written plans. Things could still be worked out there, and I would bet on it being worked out, but it’s dragged long enough out to be noticeable.

I know, I just wrote two paragraphs of “there might be something not totally right about what we’re hearing about AAA’s US plans.” That’s groundbreaking stuff right there.

CMLL will be airing another Informa today at 5pm local (one hour earlier than last week.) The preview mentions Diamante Azul, Princesa Sugehit, and La Mascara as appearing. That doesn’t sound like the most exciting show, but it’s said they would be addressing the Mistico situation as well. It’s highly unlikely I’ll be around to watch this live, but I told @cmllrobot to record it for me and we’ll see how that goes.

Tercera Caida is also on today at 9:30 pm.

Rob has highlights of 03/03/14 AAA and the Mascara Dorada crazy dive of the week.

DJ Spectro looks back at Belcebu & Hara Kiri.

SuperLuchas #525 hypes Canek vs a mystery European Giant.


source: http://www.cmll.com/01_cartelera/img_arenamex/martes.JPG

CMLL (TUE) 06/03/2014 Arena México
1) Flyer & Leono vs Camorra & Espanto Jr.
2) Blue Panther, Gallo, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Artillero, Súper Comando
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Tritón vs Shigeo Okumura [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Kamaitachi, Morphosis, Rey Escorpión
6) La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Boby Zavala, Mephisto, Terrible

Zeuxis/Estrellita and Arkangel/Gallo continue in the first half of the card. And Angel de Oro is due to appear hear as well.





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

CMLL (TUE) 06/03/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino vs Magnum
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Smaker vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Olímpico
4) Máximo & Super Porky vs Kráneo & Misterioso Jr.
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
6) Negro Casas vs Rush

Main event will be good. This is a better 55th Anniversary main event. Hope they don’t try to air four matches from this card.

Verano de Escandalo, CMLL preview, Aerostar, Angel de Oro

No Puebla results today. Cinco Radio was covering ping pong. Periodico Enfoque also skipped the show. El Popular seems to have stopped covering lucha libre for the moment. Even the guy behind Porra Fresa didn’t go – he got a promotion that moved him to Mexico City, which means he won’t be the guy leading Porra Fresa as much. Hope CMLL posts them this week – it’s amazing how they know immediately what will be booked for next week’s Puebla show without apparently knowing what happened on the show.

El Mundo de Orizaba has a lineup for Verano de Escandalo. It’s the same lineup that was posted here yesterday, which AAA later declared unofficial. Unofficial doesn’t mean false. It’s possible the newspaper found the lineup themselves and wasn’t given it to AAA, but “De la Redacción” in this context almost always means “a promoter wrote this and sent it to the media outlet.” Local promoter, probably.

The problem here isn’t other people spoiling – the problem is AAA taking too long to announce this card. This show is 11 days away, the local promoter needs to start promoting if they’re selling tickets for this thing, and they need some sort of lineup to do it. As soon as the lineup goes to the local promoter, it’s getting out somewhere – the whole point of it is to get the word out. There’s really nothing on that card that can’t be announced today except for that one guy’s name, and they kind of gave that away Saturday.

Tonight’s CMLL show has Diamante Azul versus Terrible as the main event. It’s the Azul title – the NWA Historic Light Heavyweight championship – so Azul is likely winning. Azul could really use a good match. The undercard includes the Mexico City debut for Guadalajara’s Esfinge. This show is not expected to be on Terra. It’s back to waiting for CadenaTres to see these shows, and the Panther/Puma lightning match is unlikely to air anywhere.

An AAA interview with Aerostar alludes to earning a match against Daga for the cruiserweight champion, so Daga is still the cruiserweight champion and around. I have no idea what happened last Saturday. No one has any idea, would be cool if AAA did one of these interviews with Daga to explain what’s up. Aerostar also mentions he sure would like to face Super Fly at Verano de Escandalo. I like his chances.

R de Rudo, The Gladiatores and SuperLuchas have pieces marking the one year anniversary of Hector Garza’s passing.

Segunda Caida gets to Rush vs Shocker and starts a En Busca de un Idolo recap.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and this week’s PosterMania.

Doradafan has highlights of 04/29/14 CMLL.

+LuchaTV has Volador challenging Rush & Sombra (he’s not interested in La Mascara and not that much in Rush, but still likes the idea of putting his career on the line versus Sombra), X-Fly getting his haircut, and Hijo del Pirata celebrating his win.

Pequeno Cobra was unmasked in Puebla.

Ultimo Guerrero is not that concerned about losing his mask, joking “I’m better looking than Shocker.”

Lucha Libre in Japan

05/25 WNC-REINA: Amapola b Maki Narumiya [CMLL-REINA INTL] – first defense.


source: http://www.iwrg.mx/uploads/14011220391%20DE%20JUNIO%20-%20copia.jpg

IWRG (SUN) 06/01/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Látigo & Metaleon vs Atomic Star & Electro Boy
2) Dragoncito De Oro & Mini Cobra vs Mini Imperium & Oficialito AK47
3) Alan Extreme, Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
4) Máscara Sagrada, Pantera, Veneno vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Grond XXX, Hijo De Dos Caras vs Demon Clown, Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

This card looks like someone wanted a lot of names and wasn’t so concerned about the matches being any good (because the matches do not look good.)

CMLL (MON) 06/02/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Flyer & Robin vs Fuerza Chicana & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico vs Blue Center, Pequeño Warrior, Saurón
3) Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Titán vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Pólvora, Rey Escorpión, Shocker

Angel de Oro! Remember him? He won the precursor to En Busca de un Idolo and Reyes del Aire and was pushed as a upcoming young star, but then he hurt a knee and decided to wrestle the same exact match every night. That last part was not great. Hopefully this means his knee is better – this is his first match since late November. Teaming with Titan is a little bit interesting, since Titan has essentially become what they hoped from Angel de Oro.

Segunda feud has switched from Puebla vs locals to tecnicos vs rudos.

05/20-25 lucha videos (and more from last week)

No new IWRG aired this week.

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7RukE9s5cV6ol6e5rw-jfH-

05/21 Sobre el Ring: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ss4i2f

05/24 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/x753f5
05/25 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/tw2p4b

05/25 La Lucha se Le Hace: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3ou3lr
05/25 El Rayo de Lucha Libre: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4ab2we

TVC Deportes Leyenda de Lucha Libre #14 – Climax: http://ul.to/etf6s5br

Matches Missing From Last Week

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-17 
taped 2014-05-13 @ Arena México
1) Acero & Fantasy vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia 
Metálico, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, El Rebelde 
Stellar Moments
Estrellita, Marcela, Skadi vs Dalys, La Comandante, Zeuxis 
Blue Panther, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Boby Zavala, Ephesto, Terrible 
Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero


AAA on Televisa: 2014-05-22
taped 2014-05-04 @ Teatro Al Aire Libre del Parque Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco
1) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
2) Bengala, El Elegido, Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr., Texano
Yo Soy Psycho Clown
3) Blue Demon, Electroshock, La Parka vs Chessman, Silver King, Villano IV

This Week

CMLL on Terra: 2014-05-20
taped 2014-05-20 @ Arena México
1) Metatrón & Sensei vs Espanto Jr. & Zayco
2) Goya Kong, La Vaquerita, Silueta vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Starman vs Disturbio, Hooligan, Metálico
4) Dragon Lee vs Hechicero in a En Busca de un Idolo match
5) Star Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr. in a En Busca de un Idolo match

CMLL on Terra: 2014-05-23
taped 2014-05-23 @ Arena México
1) Black Panther & Pegasso vs Canelo Casas & El Rebelde
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis
3) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Valiente vs Felino, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
4) Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Negro Casas vs Cachorro, Hechicero, Virus

AAA on Televisa: 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-17 @ Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula, Chiapas
1) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
2) Alan Stone, Axel, El Elegido vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.
3) Cibernético, Fénix, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Chessman, Pentagón Jr.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-13 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show: http://ul.to/kzwapjjk
1) Metatrón & Sagrado vs Puma & Tiger and Sky Kid & Smaker and El Cuatrero & Sansón
2) Black Panther, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Kamaitachi, Magnum, Shigeo Okumura
3) Gallo vs Sangre Azteca in a lightning match
4) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-20 @ Arena México
1) Goya Kong, La Vaquerita, Silueta vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
2) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Starman vs Disturbio, Hooligan, Metálico
Mistico Nueva Era Vignette
3) Diamante Azul, Máscara Dorada, Rey Cometa vs Puma, Terrible, Tiger
4) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero © vs Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. for the CMLL World Trios Championship

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-16 @ Arena México
1) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Mid Show Intro
2) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mephisto, Ripper
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Shocker

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-09 @ Arena México
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/sok7xv
1) Marco Corleone, Titán, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
2) Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
3) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

CMLL on Terra: 2014-05-25
taped 2014-05-25 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Molotov vs Akuma & Cholo
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Universo 2000
3) Gallo, Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, Sagrado vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
5) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Titán vs Niebla Roja, Pierroth, Shocker
6) Volador Jr. vs Rush

CMLL Puebla: 2014-05-25
taped 2014-05-12 @ Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Milenium, Tigre Rojo vs Centauro de Fuego, Cholo, Inquisidor
2) Asturiano, Meyer, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Warrior
3) Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Cavernario, Ephesto, Misterioso Jr.
4) La Máscara, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
5) Diamante Azul vs Ripper for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-05-25
taped 2014-05-18 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Panthro, Pasion Kristal, Tigre Universitario vs Coco Viper, La Momia, Vaquero Romo
2) Drago (AAA) & La Parka Jr. vs Silver King & Texano Jr.
3) Atomo & Lady Maravilla vs Poly Star & Solovino
4) Desafio vs Memo VallesGalactar [KDNA CHAMP]