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.