AAA (FRI) 06/27/2014Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro
1) ? vs ?? minis match TBA
2) Aerostar, Argenis, Ludxor, Venum vs Argos, Carta Brava, El Apache, Súper Fly
3) Bengala, Drago, Fénix vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
4) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.
5) Electroshock, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Jeff Jarrett, Texano
Even with the weird non-match in the main event (as all Jarrett matches are intended to be), this could be one of the best cards of the year. Matches 3 and 4 are strong bets to be great. Match #1 should have highlights; the Argos/Argenis pairing is the most inconsistent bit, but maybe they’ll step over for the occasion. AAA minis matches are good on average and they’re over due for a Dinastia TV appearance.
Psycho Clown and Texano match up again, making that TripleMania match more likely. Daga versus Bengala in the tercera is also a preview to a title match, and Pentagon Jr. and Australian Suicide should still have issues in the semimain.
Texano being in the main event gives me a chance to link to this Texano interview I should’ve had in the original post. It’s another piece bragging about the length of the reign and the “11 defenses.” I would assume most people reading that are probably figuring Texano’s just making up numbers, but 11 defenses is actually what the luchawiki has (or will have once I add Verano.) There is the slight problem of Texano mentioning how he’s now beat Psycho Clown twice when it’s actually three times if you start counting the non-TV defenses to make his streak sound impressive, but oh well. This has been your fact checking paragraph for the day.
Listed referees do not include Rafael el Maya. I wonder if he’s actually in full time or was just there for the one angle.
Next taping is 07/03 in Xalapa and I bet that one will turn up oddly as well.
CMLL (TUE) 06/10/2014Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Molotov & Robin b Cholo & Inquisidor Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior b Aéreo, Bam Bam, Fantasy Fantasy replaced Stukita on Monday. Tecnicos took 1/3, Pequeno Warrior running from Bam Bam.
3) Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Skándalo b Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Tritón Rudos took 1/3.
4) Arkángel de la Muerte DQ Gallo [lightning] Gallo lost when Arkangel’s mask came off (which Arkangel might have intended to happen, recaps differ.)
5) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Sagrado b Boby Zavala, Tiger, Vangellys tecnicos took 2/3
6) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Mephisto, Puma Tecnicos took 1/3. Valiente challenged Mephisto to a title match.
Whoever wrote the CMLL recap believes Mephisto is world champion. He’s national champion. Both he and Averno really need to find a new shirt for their gym bags.
Pequeno Warrior and Bam Bam are still feuding here while Pequeno Warrior and Asturiano are feuding in Puebla. Puebla cage matches have been fake outs of late and it might happen again. Or Pequeno Warrior is just screwing around, always possible.
CMLL (TUE) 06/10/2014Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo & Metatrón ?? Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno No finish listed in results.
2) Esfinge, Sky Kid, Smaker b Cancerbero, Espectrum, Raziel Finish listed as “tecnicos defeated tag team champs.” Tecnicos are tag team champions. I dunno.
3) Kamaitachi, Maléfico, Shigeo Okumura b Hombre Bala, Stuka Jr., Super Halcon Rudos took 1/3, Malefico beating Stuka.
4) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Super Porky b Mr. Águila, Rey Bucanero, Terrible Atlantis replaced Maximo. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Gran Guerrero, Shocker, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush Rudos took 2/3. La Mascara snuck in a foul on Shocker, but Shocker fouled Rush and got the pin.
CMLL’s always loved rudo versus rudo matches, so I would expect a lot more of this.
Valiente/Mephisto didn’t do much for me last time. Mephisto works very generic championship matches which require a tecnico going crazy (like Mascara Dorada that one time) to really be interesting. They’re likely to work a very similar match, on the assumption that very few people will see both matches. They may be right, which is actually a bad thing.
Three of the final En Busca de un Idolo final four – only missing Cachorro – are listed as working this show a few days before the final. The last two years, the finalist two did not work the prior Tuesday. There’s a lot of En Busca de un Idolo on this card if you include those who didn’t make the final eight.
Gallo/Arkangel continues. Estrellita/Zeuxis feud back? Exists at all? Or maybe Marcela and Zeuxis will just hit each other hard like usual.
CMLL (TUE) 06/17/2014Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Brillante & El Divino vs Acertijo & Demonio Rojo
2) Leo, Metatrón, Sky Kid vs Artillero, Magnum, Súper Comando
3) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Maléfico, Sangre Azteca, Virus
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Titán vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Poster bills Marco’s return. Marco was on yesterday’s show. I dunno.
Tercera could be fun. Stuka and Malefico appear to be feuding. Probably a Stuka title defense in a week or two.
Sin Cara/Mistico will now be known as Myzteziz. AAA announced the name in between tapings this week, at a Thursday press conference. AAA owns the rights to the name and new mask. The luchador has said he will continue to use Sin Cara on non-AAA shows for the time being.
Verano de Escandalo was another AAA ‘major card’ which were actually only a chapter in a bigger story. Myzteziz made his AAA in-ring debut after weeks of post match run-ins. Texano defeated Psycho Clown to keep the heavyweight title thanks to an evil referee again. The evil referee happened to be ex-CMLL referee Rafael el Maya, making his debut here. Bengala won a multiman match to get a cruiserweight title match at some future point. Nothing was announced for TripleMania, though Psycho Clown did challenge Texano to a mask versus hair match. The show sold out or came very close to it.
CMLL continues to focus on the Sombra/Rush/La Mascara trio versus Volador and the older rudos (Shocker and Negro Casas most of all.) Sombra’s group is being billed as tecnicos but working the matches completely as rudos, including Rush dropping Volador with his finish to set up Sombra beating him last Friday and picking up another title belt. The much delayed Rush & La Mascara tag title defense against Negro Casas will happen this Friday, with Shocker in what was originally Mr. Niebla’s place.
En Busca de un Idolo round two began, with every one going 1-1 in the first two matches. Hechicero continues to dominate the voting and seems safe for the final, but the fan voting is making it close between Cavernario, Dragon Lee and Cachorro. Hechicero faces Cachorro and Dragon Lee faces Cavernario on Friday, and it’s possible no one will know the final matchup until CMLL Informa next Wednesday.
CMLL announced Juicio Final on 08/01. It’s much later than usual, likely due to the World Cup. Juicio Final is usually a cage match show and probably will end up this year, though CMLL has begun strongly hinting Ultimo Guerero/Atlantis and Rush/Negro Casas are coming any day now. Juicio Final and TripleMania are both scheduled for August, and Hijo del Santo has told people he will hold a retirement show that busy month.
Prior to Verano de Escandalo, AAA taped in Celaya mostly to fill a gap in their TV schedule. Taya won a shot at the Reina de Reinas championship for some time down the road. Psycho Clowns beat el Consejo in a trios title match, in the upteeneth matchup between those two teams. Averno continued his winning streak in the main event, and the-not-yet-Myzteziz appeared in Sin Cara gear after the main event.
LuchaMania Monterrey announced they’ll run a show on 07/05 with Charles Lucero/Black Terry, Hechicero/Caifan, Princesa Sugehit/Dark Angel
Sin Cara and friends ran into problems in Campeche, where the promoter had no money for the luchadors or just wouldn’t pay.
Exterminador took Evola’s hair in Guadalajara.
People who kept their titles: Titan.
Rocky Lobo and Jinzo are headed to Japan. Mascara Dorada should be wrapped up with his NJPW tour, but he’s curiously absent from lineups.