Mephisto injury, Rey Escorpion defeats Atlantis, En Busca de un Idolo

CMLL (MON) 06/16/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque]
1) Águila Egipcia, Black Tiger, Tigre Rojo Jr. b Fuerza Chicana, Guerrero Espacial, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Astral, Asturiano, Bam Bam, Meyer, Stukita b Blue Center, Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito, Saurón [cibernetico]
Cibernetico came down to Asturiano versus Pequneo Warrior, with Warrior pulling Asturiano’s mask to win. Mask vs hair challenges.
3) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis DQ Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugheit
Rudos took 1/3, the last when Esterllita accidentally dropkicked Tirantes for the DQ.
4) Kráneo, Ripper, Shocker b La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Stigma
Stigma replaced Rush. Shocker feuded with Mascara instead, fouling him and pulling his mask to win.
5) Rey Escorpión © b Atlantis [CMLL LH]
Rey Escorpion kept his title. 10th defense, second in this building recently.

Stigma replacing Rush is a bit of drop off, even in Puebla. Odd they did DQ in the women’s match since the matches around them were also going to have iffy finishes.

Tonight’s CMLL Arena Mexico main event was scheduled to be Mephisto defending the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship against Valiente, a rematch from about a month and a half in Guadalajara. That match is now off, because Mephisto suffered a knee injury while wrestling in Oaxaca over the weekend. There’s no word about how long Mephisto will be out., CMLL indicated he’d be a getting an MRI today. Knee injuries can sideline a wrestler for a few weeks to most of a year, as we just saw with Angel de Oro.

The title situation is a bit peculiar. CMLL’s had the champion forfeit the title to the challenger in other situations where the champion was hurt and couldn’t defend (that’s how Rush & La Mascara won the tag titles), but maybe the ruling is CMLL announced the change ahead of time so Mephisto’s not obligated to give the belt up. CMLL may be guessing Mephisto will be back soon, and they may want to keep Mephisto with a belt so he’s less likely to have thoughts about joining his friend Averno elsewhere.

If Mephisto is out for any significant amount of time, it’ll be the second championship in limbo. Mistico’s still the CMLL World Middleweight Champion, and there’s no sign of anything happening with that belt.

The new main event is a random trios match: Ephesto, Gran Guerrero and Negro Casas vs Fuego, Valiente and Volador. Cachorro is among those added to the card, so all four En Busca de un Idolo finalists will be in action.

The En Busca de un Idolo standings, as of 10AM this morning

82747 Hechicero
76273 Cavernario
67424 Cachorro
54891 Dragon Lee

It appears CMLL might have done something to block ballot stuffing – maybe limiting to only 100 votes per IP address – but only after Cavernario gained tens of thousands of votes yesterday. It’s impossible to figure out how CMLL is going to handle math at any time, but my estimate is Cavernario has enough votes to be second only if they give him his missing points from last week. I guess it would be Cachorro otherwise, but I’m really not sure. CMLL might have add votes to Cavernario themselves, but they can much easier select the second finalist by doing the votes->points conversation any way they’d like.

AAA’s television show announced they’d be taping TV on 07/05 in Nayarit (the RingRock show) and 07/21 in Tehuacan. There’s a weekend off there, but they’ll be ahead of schedule so it all works out and the resort show should be a one week taping. Tehuacan is four TV shows out from TripleMania; that’s a place where a big angle might go.

Faby is concered about Taya; Faby’s a better wrestler than Taya and a better ruda than Taya if she needs to be. Faby’s more concerned about Sexy Star getting involved, and hopes the rudas are too over confident to bother cheating. There’s also a Faby in a video interview saying the same sort of thing.

Terra’s preview for Friday lists all the matches as airing – but that’s probably because someone’s just told the person doing it to list the first four matches as airing and he doesn’t know it’ll be different. It’s almost like CMLL is bad at communicating.

LuchaWorld has Poster-Mania, KrisZ’s news update and a new LuchaWorld Podcast.

Segunda Caida reviews 05/04/14 CMLL on LATV.

+LuchaTV interviews a ranting LA Park, Cibernetico about soccer and fans about LA Park vs Dr. Wagner

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews Satanico vs Pierroth from the early 90s.

The Gladiatores has video of Mini Chessman being remembered at his tribute show.

The Golden Gloves boxing event on Saturday in Arena Mexico drew 700 people.

Hijo del Tirantes, actually wrestling on AAA shows in Xalapa, told the fans the city needs to name a street after him to put the city on the map.


CMLL (MON) 06/23/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Robin, Star Jr. vs Espíritu Maligno, King Jaguar, Rey Apocalipsis
2) Asturiano vs Pequeño Warrior
3) Sagrado, Stigma, Tritón vs Morphosis, Olímpico, Virus
4) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Kráneo, Negro Casas, Shocker
5) Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys

Mascara Dorada exists again! Hope he’s enjoying his time off. Possibly a week or two from a Shocker/Mascara match. Warrior in a singles match seems like an iffy idea, but maybe Asturiano can just win to end the feud and they’ll give him something better to do. Rey Apocalipsis is a new name – I don’t see him on the Puebla indies either. It doesn’t quite make sense to have a Rey Apocalipsis when you already have an Apocalipsis, but Apcocalipsis is down to about one match every three weeks – he’s the one who should be concerned here.

06/13-15 lucha videos

I had some recording issues, which caused a few minute gaps in La Lucah Se Le Hace and Sunday Terra’s fourth match. Can’t do anything about the latter, but will try to grab the repeat of the SLP show later this week.

YouTube Playlist:

06/14 WWC:
06/15 WWC:

06/15 Divinas de la Lucha (4×2): – visit to Konkreto Gym w/Pirata Morgan, Loco Valentino, and Alfa

06/15 El Rayo de Vida de Lucha Libre:
06/15 La Lucha Se Le Hace:

CMLL on Terra: 2014-06-13
taped 2014-06-13 @ Arena México
1) Black Panther & Starman vs Akuma & Espiritu Negro
2) Acero, Astral, Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Blue Panther, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
4) Cavernario vs Dragon Lee in a En Busca de un Idolo match
5) Hechicero vs Cachorro in a En Busca de un Idolo match

AAA on Televisa: 2014-06-14
taped 2014-06-07 @ Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz
1) El Elegido, Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Silver King
2) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
3) Psycho Clown vs Texano © for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-06-14
taped 2014-06-03 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show:
1) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Smaker vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Olímpico
2) Máximo & Super Porky vs Kráneo & Pólvora
3) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
4) Negro Casas vs Rush

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-06-14
taped 2014-06-10 @ Arena México
1) Molotov & Robin vs Cholo & Inquisidor
2) Aéreo, Bam Bam, Fantasy vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
Stellar Moments
4) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Tiger, Vangellys
5) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Puma

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-06-14
taped 2014-06-06 @ Arena México
1) La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker
2) Volador Jr. © vs La Sombra © for the NWA World Welterweight Championship and for the NWA World Middleweight Championship

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-06-14
taped 2014-05-30 @ Arena México
Full Show:
1) Atlantis, Titán, Valiente vs Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Mephisto
2) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Volador Jr. in a relevos increíbles match

CMLL on Terra: 2014-06-15
taped 2014-06-15 @ Arena México
1) Flyer & Starman vs Espanto Jr. & Zayco
2) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Blue Panther, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Olímpico
4) Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys – missing part of the match
Dance Number
5) Virus © vs Fuego for the CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

CMLL Puebla: 2014-06-15
taped 2014-06-02 @ 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

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-06-15
taped 2014-06-11 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Omega vs Electro Boy & Hijo De La Bestia
2) Ciclon Black & Metaleon vs Hip Hop Man & Zurdog
3) Black Terry, Imposible, Relámpago vs Canis Lupus, Guerrero Mixtico, Tony Rivera
4) Golden Magic © vs Fuerza Guerrera for the IWRG Intercontinental Welterweight Championship

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-06-15
taped 2014-06-10 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Desafio, Divo, Quinto Elemento vs Crazy Demon, Red Flamer, Vudu
2) May Flowers, Mr. Nice, Orquídea Negra vs Corazón de Barrio, Hator, Hijo Del Espectro – second fall didn’t air???
3) Chica De Arabita & Vasco Jr. vs Génesis & Red Flamer Jr.