07/19-20 lucha times


Still no sign of any CMLL show on TV Mexiquense.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Part 2 from Xalapa. Minis, Alebrije/Argenis/Ludxor v Apache/Rockers, and Psycho Circus & Myzteziz vs Averno, Chessman, Daga and Zorro

== CMLL ==

FOX2: moved to 1pm on Saturday. Sombra/Shocker, Bufete del Amor vs Cavernario/Casas/UG

52MX: Indeseables vs Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible

Claro: Dragon Rojo vs Volador, Arena Coliseo Tag Title match. Maybe they’ll add crowd noise.

C3: Cavernario, Euforia, Mr. Niebla vs Maximo, Titan, Valiente

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Guerreros vs Atlantis, Valiente, Volador

Lucha Azteca: Indeseables vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker

Terra Sunday: Bufete del Amor vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja.

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: More Mr. Nice?

IWRG (LAS/AYM): Maybe Wednesday, maybe Sunday

CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2014-06-28


taped 2014-06-22 @ Arena Coliseo

Astounding that they created a new intro (straight out of 1992) with Averno in it right as everyone should’ve known he was jumping. It’d also take like 15 seconds for someone to cut him out, and he’s going to be in there for three years.


Blue Panther headstand escape

Blue Panther vs Ephesto in a lightning match: Ephesto working maestros style is definitely not something you see everyday. He did reasonable well. It’s tough to compare him, because my mind immediately goes to Virus (this is much in the style of that Panther match) and you can be a good at this without being close to Virus. Ephesto seemed a little clumsy and out of practice at this style, and tired by the end, but he did do a few creative things and I’d like to see him try it again to see what he might come up with second run. Finish was almost kind of disappointment; these matches usually lead to creative submissions, but instead this was the flash armbar as if they needed to get out as quick as possible. The rest of the match was built around every hold being a battle, but ended with no battle. Still, an interesting change of pace.

royal frontcracker

Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura: Good match, although one where a couple of iffy moments in the third fall caused them to lose the crowd quite a bit. Guerrero Maya Jr.’s tope on Okumura was complete lunacy. He and Delta might be a world class tag team if they ever got more than 4 2v2 matches in a year. Puma remains very good, very underutilized.



Máximo, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión: Standard Máximo/Porky match with them being out of the way for the finish. Seen way too many of these lately to appreciate it. Dragon Rojo and Rey Escorpión had one single spot of disagreement which came and went; I don’t think we would’ve realized they meant to start a breakup here if this had aired live. Pólvora legit had trouble slamming Brazo de Plata (and dropped him pretty awkwardly when he did drop him.) Porky is having a lot of trouble moving around and accidentally got in the way of spots in the third fall because of his immobility.

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IWRG, AAA & ice cream treats

IWRG (WED) 07/16/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Sky Ángel b Atomic Star
2) Anubis Black & Matrix Jr. b Payaso De Plata & Payaso Extremo
3) Rayan & Spartan b Imposible & Metaleon
4) Canis Lupus, Danny Casas, Eterno DQ Diva Salvaje, Golden Magic, Relámpago
Rudos took straight falls, Eterno faked a foul for a DQ.
5) Dr. Cerebro b Fuerza Guerrera, Veneno, Apolo Estrada Jr.
Eliminations went Fuerza (Veneno), Veneno (Apolo) and Apolo (Cerebro).

A show!

Tercera Caida had Black Terry on as a guest, and split up the post show conversation into a lot of questions: Terry talks about his movie appearance, his upcoming schedule, working as a referee in TxT, his championships and hair wins, the Temerarios, the injuries he’s suffered, his son, his pick for the biggest idol of lucha libre, his thoughts on the current lucha libre scene, and Black Terry’s social media presence.

CMLL has yesterday’s Informa here. Not a lot news, but plenty of cranky Virus. Also, Mr. Niebla and Zacarias explain how to get to Arena Mexico. You wouldn’t think that would be the best pair for that, but they’ve got subway instructions and bus instructions and outside video footage walking to the building – someone did some work here!

AAA held a press conference yesterday to announce new sponsor Helados Holanda, an ice cream dessert company. They’d previously turned up on AAA shows as a sponsor, but this was to make an official and talk about a contest where winners can get various AAA prizes (including a trip to a Hard Rock show.)

SuperLuchas takes on an issue of great importance: frequent mispellings on lucha libre posters. This is the scourge of my existence. More people have been able to spell “Myzteziz” than I would’ve guessed, but far from all of them. It’s tougher with local guys, since it’s impossible to tell if people are spelling their names for semi-unique/semi-inexplicable “Centvrion” like reasons or if the promoter or the person putting together the poster just wasn’t paying attention.

Dragon Rojo talks to ESTO about his career and tecnico change. In this telling, Dragon Rojo Sr. is his grandfather. Rojo’s short term goal is to be in a mask match at an Anniversary show.

Cronicas Y Leyendas look back at Joe Polardy and Perro Aguayo losing their hair and Ringo Mendoza vs Tony Benetto. The Tony Benetto thing has always confused me – he was around and a name for several years (an Anniversary show apuesta match there), then became the latest Gran Markus. There aren’t that many guys his size to begin with, everyone kind of had to immediately realize who under the Gran Markus mask which seems to defeat the point.

Texano attempted to steal Terrible away to AAA yesterday. No, literally. The AAA guys were headed on a bus to San Luis Potosi, while the CMLL guys were headed to Leon for the show they were promoting heavily on Terra and their buses just crossed paths along the way.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights 0f 04/22/14 CMLL.

At the press conference to announce October’s WWE shows, WWE held out the carrot of possible TV taping in Mexico…in 2016.