07/11-12 lucha times

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Still no sign of any CMLL show on TV Mexiquense.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Part 1 from Xalapa. No official preview yet, so I’ll guess minis, mixed trios, and Angelico/Electroshock/Fenix vs Fantasma/Mascara/Pentagon. That actually looks decent when I look at the match order but not when I look at who’s in them. Alas.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: moved to 9:30 AM on Sunday, a slot no one expecting the show will be able to find it unless they scroll thru the programming guide to find it. This is by far the least reliable schedule show in CMLL’s array of shows and yet the one where all the angles intended to draw big crowds are put. It makes no sense, especially now that it’s a Fox Sports 2 show. The Friday night shows really should be airing on Cadena3, unless that would require CMLL Production giving up control (announcing and otherwise) and that doesn’t seem in the cards. They’d still do better by putting the Friday night matches on 52MX and leave the random GDL matches too this show.

If you can find it, this show will air Indeseables versus Niebla, Caas, Shocker, Guerreros vs Atlantis, Titan, Valiente and Terrible vs Blue Panther.

52MX: the Malefico/Stuka title match, a Ultimo Guerrero vs Atlantis match, and a match with Negro Navarro, Solar and Gran Guerrero.

Claro: build to the Arena Coliseo Tag title match, build to Volador/Dragon Rojo

C3: Atlantis, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Dragon Rojo, Euforia, Polvora

TVC Deportes (Puebla):

Lucha Azteca: En Busca de un Idolo cibernetico, Indeseables & UG vs Atlantis, Niebla, Shocker

Terra Sunday: the Arena Coliseo Tag title match, Volador/Dragon Rojo

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: More Mr. Nice.

IWRG (LAS/AYM): Seems like the Myzteziz show is not airing, and this will be Sunday’s show with Hijo del Dos vs Hijo de Mascara.

top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. CMLL announced the Negro Casas vs Rush hair match would finally take place on 08/01. There’s also a women’s double apuesta match, but it’s the men’s match which should draw one of the bigger crowd of the year.
  2. El Rey’s AAA lucha libre show will debut on Wednesday, October 8th
  3. The first of three AAA tapings took place in Queretaro on the 27th. One match was announced for TripleMania: Daga putting his Cruiserweight championship on the line against Aerostar, Bengala, Fenix (who’s own Fusion championship will be unified out of existence) and Daga’s usual allies of Steve Pain and Eterno. Jeff Jarrett and Electroshock battled in the main event and have talked up the possibility of a hair match for TripleMania, for some reason.
  4. TripleMania will be on iPPV – maybe. The TripleManiaTV.com website is advertising the iPPV. It’s being done by a company with no known iPPV history, and AAA hasn’t promoted the iPPV. The price of the iPPV is also ever changing – it’s gone from $8 to $1 to $15 to $13.
  5. Meanwhile, CMLL and/or Terra quietely canceled the Friday night broadcasts. The braodcasts came to end right after the annual internet-exclusive En Busca de un Idolo tournament concluded, which suggests it might have in the works for a while. Despite that, neither CMLL nor Terra actually said anything about the show being canceled until CMLL was questioned about it the following week. (CMLL promoted a new television show as a sort of replacement, but it doesn’t seem to actually exist yet.)
  6. AAA’s second taping took place in Xalapa, and added Taya Valkyrie vs Faby Apache for Faby’s Reina de Reinas championship for TripleMania. (It’ll be the first women’s title match ever at TripleMania.)
  • CMLL’s main feud continues to be centered around the Indeserables (or the Ingobernables if you’re Sombra) versus Shocker, Mr. Niebla and Negro Casas, part of the Rush/Casas rivalary. Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero continue to feud as a tease to being the Anniversary main event, but it’s still uncertain if/when it’ll happen.
  • After Dragon Rojo beat Rey Escorpion in an everyone versus everyone cibernetico, Escorpion and Polvora turned on Rojo in their matches. Rojo has decided to switch to the tecnico side. This was a lot quicker transition than usual, so much so that they still have Rojo main eventing as a rudo this Sunday.
  • AAA ran a third TV taping as part of resort weekend vacation package. Nothing of note happened on the show. AAA’s since announced they’re taking the next two weekend off from taping, returning on 07/27. That show will have to set up the TripleMania matches for the top guys, since many of them have nothing and the card will be announced prior to the next taping.
  • Puebla regular Asturiano defeated Pequeno Black Warrior in Arena Puebla. Warrior announced he was leaving CMLL after the match.
  • People who won titles: Dr. Cerebro, Malefico
  • People who kept titles: Estrellita