AAA RCH (SAT) 06/14/2014 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), MedioTiempo (5), MedioTiempo (rest)]
1) Arana Negra & Spider Boy b Ironía & Rey Inmortal
bonus match with arena regulars.
2) Atenea Queen & Jet Boy b Rocko & Yuca La Potranquita
Keira (out because she’s trying to get into CMLL) was replaced by Atenea. Men were both surprise wrestlers.
3) Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Fénix b Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain
4) Pentagón Jr. & Sexy Star b Drago & Faby Apache
5) Atomic Star L Araña de Plata, Látigo, Principe Diamante, Matrix, Power Bull, Sky Ángel, Kalibus, Omega (IWRG) [cage, mask]
Omega was added to the match. Luchadors had to fight for 10 minutes before leaving. Arana, Atomic and Latigo were the last three. Arana escaped, Latigo pulled Atomic Star off the cage for a big move, and Latigo escaped to leave Atomic behind. Atomic Star is Osmar Denova Hernandez, 19 years a wrestler, 4 years professional.
6) Psycho Clown b Texano Jr., Zorro, Cibernético [RCH HEAVY]
New championship. Zorro & Cibernetico were counted out fighting each other, Texano fouled Psycho Clown, Psycho fouled Texano, Psycho got the pin. That wasn’t so hard after all! Psycho challenged Texano to a mask vs hair match.
Not sure if there a few luchadors using Atenea as part of their name, or if there’s just one and no one can remember which noun is attached to her name. (Guessing the latter.) A bit of surprise for Atomic Boy to lose his mask, but maybe he wasn’t sure when he’d get this kind of opportunity. Psycho Clown actually beating Texano for a title kind is counter productive to the story AAA’s trying to tell, so acknowledging that result in anyway (even by showing the belt) is probably a bad idea. Kind of hoping they do anyway.
Cara Lucha (SAT) 06/14/2014 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Estrellas del Ring, Furia de Titanes, The Gladiatores]
1) Rayostar & Skyman b Dragon Kick & Magnetico
2) Broken Clown, Dave The Clown, Rothen Clown b Fishman Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr.
3) Akuma & Demus 3:16 b Belial & Impulso
4) Dragón Rojo Jr. b Zumbi
World Cup preview match, with Dragon Rojo winning it for the home team.
5) Felino, Puma (CMLL), Tiger DDQ Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
Casas took fall 1, Navarros the second, and Trauma 2 fouled Tiger as Tiger fouled Trauma in the third for the DDQ. Everyone talked rematch.
This indy group wants to run regular CMLL vs Independent matches. I guess Zumbi’s back to being an independent again – and Hijo del Pirata is working semimains without a contract? Maybe someone just got away with something here, don’t tell CMLL. On the same note, Rafael el Maya was referee for this show – or at least was supposed to be. He refereed the early matches, then came out later in the show to explain he was not refereeing any match with CMLL luchadors to avoid problems with the promotion – he didn’t want the CMLL luchadors to run into issues about having a match with someone who worked for AAA last week. Maya’s son refereed in his place. Maya isn’t listed as referee on the AAA TV cards going forward; it’d be unfortunate if he didn’t end up with an AAA spot and couldn’t work outside shows with CMLL wrestlers at the same time, but he had to know that was a risk before he agreed to work the Verano show.
Dragon Rojo is a huge soccer fan on Twitter and surely hopes his team does the same to Brazil on Tuesday.
CMLL (SUN) 06/15/2014 Arena México [CMLL, LuchaWorld]
1) Flyer & Starman b Espanto Jr. & Zayco
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela DQ Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
Vaquerita replaced Lluvia on Monday. Tecnicas took 1/3, Seductora DQed for refusing to stop pulling Marcela’s hair.
3) Blue Panther, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. b Kráneo, Morphosis, Olímpico
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 1/3 despite La Mascara not getting along with his teammates.
5) Virus © b Fuego [CMLL SL]
This match was preceded by a long edecan dance number for Father’s Day. Seconds were Stuka & Vangellys. Virus submitted Fuego (in what was originally seemed like a cradle) in the first. Fuego pinned Virus in the second (after the referee refused to count a previous attempt for being almost under the ropes.) Virus defeated Fuego in the third with the Gori Special into a mecedora into a campana. Virus’ 6th defense.
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Valiente b Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when UG suddenly pulled Atlantis’ mask. Usual tease of the mask match happening really soon.
Virus versus Fuego was very good. His ones from earlier this year were slightly better – Virus threw out a rematch challenge To Titan after this one, which everyone would be okay with – and my memory is the previous Fuego challenge was also better, but this was a good/great match in itself. First two falls were almost entirely on the mat. That’s a challenge at all times, but directly followed beautiful women in skimpy clothes dancing around here. There crowd could’ve gotten restless and tuned out, but Fuego & Virus kept them intersted and they were very invested into the finish. Virus retaining the championship leaves open the possibility of an upcoming defense against any of the Dragon Lee/Cachorro/Cavernario En Busca de un Idolo semifinalists – they could all pass for lightweight as much as Fuego, and they would all have the winner versus rival coach hook.
If anyone else cares about me, his championship was always called “ligero” tonight – super’s definitely been dropped. (Until, like so many spellings of Sugehit and Dallys, they change their minds again.)
Women’s match was the second best match on otherwise forgettable show, though Marcela/Seductora does not sound promising. They’ve done that before in Puebla, actually, which would make twice for that title match and zero for Marcela/Zeuxis.
En Busca de un Idolo poll as of around 11pm tonight
81711 Hechicero 17159 Cachorro 3431 Dragon Lee 1162 Cavernario
Cachorro being ahead by that much = anything can happen, but Cachorro probably should be going thru. Really, this tournament isn’t as much in the hands of the fan as the hands of whoever responsible for converting votes into poll points.
The big news from the IWRG show tonight is Vampiro may no longer be IWRG heavyweight champion. I’m sorry, I should’ve made sure you were sitting down first, hope you’re ok. Challenges set up a Wagner, Park, Mascara Sagrada, Hijo del Pirata Morgan, Demon Clown and Hijo de Dos Caras cage match for the (presumably vacnat) IWRG Heavyweight Championship. It’s tough to decide a heavyweight champion in a cage match, but IWRG has actually done exactly this before – Tabu won the heavyweight title when he was the second to last person out of the cage, which would be the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of it didn’t sound like they were actually going to do it again (even stupider!) That was also a Wagner Promotions (Silver King) produced show, which seems a clue about who might be behind these suddenly more expensive Sunday shows.
Not sure if that’s the greatest crew to pick a new champion, since they’ve got three guys who won’t be around and probably won’t be interested in losing (Sagrada possibly excepted), one guy who is middleweight champion, one guy who is very green, and one guy who is very awful. IWRG did draw a big house, but it’s always for the names and never for the booking.
Blue Demon is listed as working an indy show on 08/17, which would mean no TripleMania for him. However, Blue Demon says he’s never been asked to work that show.
Aeroboy lost in the first round of the King of the Death Match tournament, but was announced as returning to CZW soon.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Super Libre has Al Carrillo, Pantera, and Dragon Rojo Jr. as guests. Thrill to Pantera’s latest reasoning for still wrestling with his mask.
Lover_Ice returns with a new NotiLover news update.
+LuchaTV asks the fans what they think about the new Rush, Sombra, Mascara trio.
There’s a pictorial book of Juarez lucha libre and bullfighting said to be coming out this Winter.