taped 2014-05-16 @ Arena México
(for future people trying to figure out what’s going on here, the show aired a day late this week)
IWRG (WED) 06/18/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG Facebook, The Gladiatores]
1) Zurdog b Galaxy
2) Látigo & Sky Ángel b Hijo De La Bestia & Kaling Black
3) Dragón Celestial & Emperador Azteca b Atomic Star & Electro Boy
4) Canis Lupus, Hip Hop Man, Tony Rivera b Alan Extreme, Ciclon Black, Dr. Cerebro
No idea why Ciclon Black is now on the tecnico side. A man in an Electro Boy mask ran in and hit Dr. Cerebro with a piece of dry wall. Team Neza picked up the win, and the man unmasked to reveal – Apolo Estrada Jr.
5) Fuerza Guerrera & Guerrero Mixtico b Black Terry & Golden Magic
Tecnicos took the first, rudos took the second (both when the other side was winning most of the fall.) Terry & Mixtico double pinned in the third, and Fuerza snuck in a foul on Magic to win.
So Fuerza is going to beat Golden Magic every single time except for the title match (where Magic got sort of a fluke win.) Can’t imagine why there are no new stars.
Tonight’s CMLL show is main evented by a 16 man Leyenda de Azul, probably a cibernetico. There’s nothing super meaningful about this match; it’s tended to be used to give wins to second tier guys to try to move them up a little – La Mascara is more likely to win than La Sombra, for instance. There are current feuds being followed up here – the Indeseables vs Casas/Shocker (and maybe Niebla), Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero, even Escorpion/Maximo could come back again.
Rey Bucanero believes TRT will be able to work together to win Leyenda de Azul.
The two months En Busca de un Idolo tournament comes to end in the Terra portion of the show, with Cavernario facing Hechicero in the final. I’ve already wrote a lot about the tournament (and wrote more about Cavernario and Hechicero over on tumblr) so the only thing left to say is to pick a winner. My guess is Cavernario, keeping his winning ways thru the tournament, but it feels like no more than 55/45 bet. I’m rooting just for those two to finish off the tournament with another match at the level of the rest of the tournament – the whole competition deserves a good ending.
The Terra show also has a very good bonus match, with Tiger, Puma and Polvora facing Stuka, Titan and Rey Cometa. That’ll be a bunch of gifs all on it’s own. The rest of the undercard includes another Princesa/Princesa match and a Fiebre Amarilla/Triton/Bala tag match to open.
There hasn’t been much to say about AAA since Verano de Escandalo, but that’ll change tonight. AAA is back to taping TV in Puebla tonight. They’re running the indoor (and smaller) Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo building and should pack 4,000 in it for the first Myzteziz match in Puebla in five years. He teams with Cibernetico and Psycho Clown to face Averno, Perro Aguayo and the returning Zorro.
These post-Verano de Escandalo shows do not reveal any specific plans for TripleMania so far, but this card has a weirder mix in the midcard than most. The random tecnico trio of Angelico, Fenix and Electroshock take on Consejo’s Fantasma, Mascara Ano 2000 with Pentagon Jr. Anarquia team up in the terecra, facing Drago, Joe Lider and Australian Suicide (not facing Pentagon Jr., but still figure on something since they’re on the same card.) The new Alebrije works in his hometown as part of a Super Fly vs Aerostar feud – but Aerostar won’t be teaming with the Cadetes, since they’re they’re opener instead.
Zorro hypes tonight’s main event. Zorro says there people hate him or love him but never ignore him. It sure seems like Zorro’s been ignored the last couple of months.
Mesias promo on Jeff Jarrett from TV. I would totally be okay with Jarrett and Mesias’ feud existing only in YouTube promos – I won’t even complain about the match at the end if there are no Jarrett matches prior.
Tony Sugar has passed away.
Rob has highlights of 03/28/14 CMLL.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Segunda Caida watches Marco Corleone vs Universo 2000.
Impulso vs Belial has been added to the 07/20 ChilangaMask show.
Sin Cara will be part of a show at Arena Lopez Mateos on 08/16, the day prior to TripleMania.
Shocker & Negro Casas are #1 on this week’s CMLL Top 10.
Sombra is selling shirts and masks via gmail.
Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Mil Mascaras vs Kamala, when Mil was only old and not yet elderly.
Fuego en el Ring interviews Estrella Explosiva, neglects to mention her name in the interview. I don’t know what it means when I can identify indy luchadoras by pictures alone, but it doesn’t read like a good thing.
Skayde and Solar will be in Chicago on 07/06. I have no idea where Arena Jammba is (or that there was one), but they have an address so it’s a maybe. It’s listed on the poster as a singles match, but is unlikely.
== AAA ==
AAA-Televisa: Second half of Verano de Escandalo: Cadetes, Cruiserweights and Myzteziz’s first AAA TV match.
(In big news: Thrusday has become the first day where I could spell Myzteziz correctly without looking it up.)
== CMLL ==
FOX2: Tag Title match, Guerreros vs Atlantis/Maximo/Super Porky.
This show is only listed on Fox Sports 2 at the time. Maybe it’s just a World Cup thing, but I believe I saw an article about (Mexico’s) Fox Sports 2 being turned into a combat sport focused channel and lucha fits in that. I don’t know the exact difference in reach of Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, but there’s obviously a dropoff. En Tu Tele lists a lot less cable/satellite systems for Fox Sports 2. I’m sure the C3 show has the biggest reach now (and there’s even more incentive to work out a deal with TV Azteca.)
52MX: Nothing in particular, so probaly a four match show. Guerreros/Shocker vs Indeseable as the main event, Stuka and Malefico feuding in the undercard.
Claro: Fuego vs Virus.
C3: Fuego/Valeinte/Volador vs Ephesto/Gran/Casas
TVC Deportes (Puebla): Back to Sunday at 5PM (right up with Terra, with a larger than usual chance of me missing both – this show does rerun on Monday.)
Lucha Azteca: Sombra vs Volador
Terra Friday: En Busca de un Idolo, other fun stuff.
Terra Sunday: Maximo, Porky, Volador vs Revolucionarios. Oro and Metalico back in the segunda.
== Other ==
Noches de Coliseo: They’re sticking with Tuesday shows of late, so more Mr. Nice.
IWRG (LAS/AYM): They’re sticking with Wedneday shows, so less Demon Clown and more Fuerza Guerrera.