1950 Guadalajara results added to the lucha db

Following doing the two years of Laguna results, I still wanted to find other areas. (I really want to find Mexico City, I have not found Mexico City.) It did occur to me that since El Siglo de Torreon listed their newspaper archive search called “hemeroteca”, maybe I could just search that “hemeroteca mexico” and find other papers. Obvious idea worked, though not perfectly. Some, like National Archive, only have too old newspapers with most of the runs ending well before the 1930s. Others turn out to be only available in person or temporary suspended, where temporary may be forever. Others don’t go back so far; El Universal has it’s archive only back to 1999 (and you have to hunt around to find that much and they don’t cover lucha much.) I’m sure there are some I’m missing, since the one I started with never turned up, but I did find a useful one.

Guadalajara’s El Informador has a newspaper archive online. That’s the good thing. The bad thing is the search function seems to be mostly broken. The search for lucha libre found entries in December 1949, January 1950 and then skipped ahead 30 years, and then skipped again 10 more. It also has a digital copy of every edition of the newspaper, so you can just start flipping thru looking for lucha libre content if you’re very persistent. And so that’s what I did.

The 1950 (and a few scattered 1949) lineups have all already. I can do produce a list of the ones I added if someone wants it; don’t think that was being used and they’re also much easier to pick out because they’re pretty much the only 1950 results. They’re generally only results. El Informador wrote about the shows in January, but then appeared to stop. They continued printing the poster for the show, and I’ve gotten the lineups from those. Shows were usually on Tuesdays and Sundays (exactly as today), and I started looking at almost only editions for those days. The posters typically only listed the top couple matches, so there’s a lot of blanks even on what I do have. This is pretty complete of what could be found in that paper, but maybe another source would have more.


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Alberto del Rio to TripleMania, Guadalajara and Puebla results

CMLL (SUN) 08/10/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) El Piraña b Meteoro
2) El Yaqui & Satara b El Brillante & Javier Cruz
3) Exterminador & León Blanco b Maléfico & Ráfaga
4) La Vaquerita & Lluvia DQ La Seductora & Zeuxis
Zeuxis was pinned in the third fall, but came back in to attack Lluvia for the DQ.
5) Mr. Águila b Omar Brunetti
Mr. Aguila snuck in a foul on Omar.
6) Dragón Rojo Jr. & Gallo b Gran Guerrero & Pólvora
Tecnicos took 2/3, Dragon Rojo powerbombing Polvora for the deciding win.

They seem to be pushing Omar as a guapo idol. He’s got Disturbio, who’s about the opposite, in a hair match today.

CMLL (MON) 08/11/2014 Arena Puebla [El Sol de Puebla, Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (fotos)]
1) Rey Apocalipsis, Siki Ozama Jr., Toro Bill Jr. b Molotov, Paris, Star Jr.
Rudos took 1/3
2) Espíritu Maligno b Eléctrico [lightning]
Espiritu won by submission and asked for a title shot. He’ll get it next week.
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro b Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
Tecnicos took 1/3. Cachorro beat Raziel, who went to the back on a stretcher.
4) Pólvora, Rey Escorpión, Shocker DQ Máximo, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Maximo’s return from head injury. Polvora and Rey Escorpion are listed as ex-Revolucionarios del Terror. Rudos took 2/3. Escorpion faked a foul to draw the DQ.
5) Último Guerrero b La Sombra
Sombra jumped UG to win fall 1, UG rallied back to win falls 2 and 3 clean.

The pattern of Ultimo Guerrero defeating any and all comers prior to Anniversary continues. (Well, the credible ones. He ain’t bothering with La Mascara, despite Mascara how Mascara begged for that match for years in the press.)

I made a joke about Dragon Rojo winning the rights to the Revolucionarios gimmick last Friday. I don’t think that’s a joke anymore!

Espiritu Maligno getting a title shot is a nice sight to see.

AAA confirmed last night Alberto del Rio will be a part of TripleMania. This story has been picked up as a big story in Mexico and getting him in this quick is a huge coup for AAA. I’ve had no sense how tickets are selling for this show, but it seems very likely a lot of people are going to be paying money for Alberto waving to the crowd, saying a few words, and slapping someone. (Some of the articles have suggested Alberto Del Rio may end up in the mystery person spot in the four way, but it still seems like that’s meant to be Dr. Wagner.)

AAA is promoting him, at least for now, under the Del Rio name and Joaquin was quoted as saying ADR would be like the character seen in the US (and not a reversion to the Dos Caras Jr. identity.) Ricardo Rodriguez won’t be part of the package for the moment, but teased coming in later. AAA themselves doesn’t say if this is more than a one off, but it’s clear they’d like to have him in for a lot more than that.

As AAA’s site points out, this is not really a debut but a return. Dos Caras Jr.’s Mexico career started in AAA, wrestling there on and off between tours of Japan between 2000 and 2002. His last AAA TV match is up on YouTube, a tag match with Canek against Jason the Terrible and Leatherface.

Today’s CMLL Arena Mexico main event is La Mascara, Maximo, and Valiente versus Mr. Niebla, Shocker and Tiger. There’s no ongoing issue there but it figures one might start. Starman and Okumura meet in the tercera after feuding last week. Sangre Azteca is still listed in the lightning match despite undergoing knee surgery last week. CMLL is posting substituions – Volador will replace Atlantis in Guadalajara on Sunday – but just not all of them.

In addition to Brunetti/Disturbio, Terrible/Marco main events Guadalajara. This is the third time they’ve had this singles match since Marco came to CMLL, and Marco has won both previous matches. Still can’t get a title shot. Elsehwere, Arena Aficion has a show with Rush on top and Eterno in the semimain. Indy Eterno gets booked like it’s his (imaginary) twin working AAA and there’s no problem with him working CMLL shows.

LuchaWorld has has This Week’s Poster-Mania and KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews Uprising: Lucha Libre 07/26/14.

A nice short story about meeting Villano III on a bus.

Dragon de Oriente I & II defeated Lobo Lafayette and Galaxy in Arena Queretaro to celebrate their 29th Anniversary. Lafayette and Galaxy are their sons.

Dr. Wagner Jr. has been added to ColiseoMania.

Angel del Amor says he grew up a fan of Shawn Michaels and his mom can’t attend his matches because she’ll want to attack his opponents.

Hijo del Climax reached five years of wrestling.

Oro Jr. is top of CMLL’s top 10 this week.

Metalico is now the Pedro Infante of lucha libre.

Lucha Libre in Japan

08/12 NOAH (SEM): Rocky Lobo b Jinzo – Super Crazy return to Mexico, but these two are still in Japan.


AULL (SUN) 08/17/2014 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Karina & Princesa Ahy Leen vs India Mazahua & Star Fire
2) Chica Ye-Ye, Silver Cat I, Silver Cat II vs Holkan, Maquina Infernal Jr., Ojos De Fuego
3) Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Shu el Guerrero vs Cuchillo, Kahoz, Rambo
4) Felino, Puma (CMLL), Tiger vs Gallego, Rocky Santana, Romano Garcia

Billed as a Farewell show to Cuchillo.

CMLL (MON) 08/18/2014 Arena Puebla 
1) Astro Aéreo Jr., Asturiano, Flyer vs Disturbio, Guerrero Espacial, King Jaguar 
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia vs Amapola, La Seductora, Tiffany 
3) Eléctrico © vs Espíritu Maligno [MEX LIGHT]
Electrico’s second defense. 
4) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla 
5) Máximo, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Pólvora, Rey Escorpión, Shocker

Electrico’s first and only defense was one year ago tomorrow. Pequeno Olimpico last defended the CMLL minis title sixteen months ago. Even by the incredibly low standards of CMLL, the minis titles are pretty dormant. There’s nothing lost to CMLL by Espiritu Maligno actually winning the title here, except Electrico seems to be one of the very few favorites in the division.

First known match for Astro Aereo Jr., an amazingly derivative name. He may have just been listed without the Junior previously; that name turns up in at the Puebla expo last year way down in the opener. He’s green for a Puebla indy luchador.

08/09-08/11 lucha videos

Small week. Very small for the moment.

Didn’t Air/Nothing new: Puebla, Monterrey

Couldn’t Be Recorded Due To Conflict: AAA (which is on their YouTube channel)

Recorded, But Will Be Up Later Due To Tech Issues: C3, the rest of Fox

Normal weirdness: IWRG aired three times, though neither of the two show we were hoping for did air. (At least on LAS – the show with Alan/Mixtico’s hair did turn up on AYM but I have no way to get it.)

I’ll mention when the rest of the stuff gets up and drop it on YouTube as I get to it. I have Rush/Casas, so you should be good for a while.


YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7RduLnpeTcdJ6h3jVy13V3R

The first Traumas/Oficials tag match (07/27) did air just after I put up the post last week: http://ul.to/5ng95us2

08/06 CMLL Informa: http://ul.to/hlsq9goh

08/09 WWC: http://ul.to/r3gr2gsb
08/10 WWC: http://ul.to/i8v5492p

08/10 La Lucha Se Le Hace: http://ul.to/govwz1jd

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-08-09

taped 2014-07-29 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show: http://ul.to/t9g525sb
1) Fuego, Omar Brunetti, Tritón vs Disturbio, Maléfico, Ráfaga
2) Princesa Sugehit vs Princesa Blanca in a lightning match
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro vs Felino, Puma, Tiger
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Escorpión, Último Guerrero

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-08-09
taped 2014-08-05 @ Arena México
will be posted later
1) Magnus, Sensei, Star Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Nitro
will be posted later
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Okumura, Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
will be posted later
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr.
will be posted later
4) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Super Porky vs Mr. Niebla, Shocker, Vangellys
will be posted later
will be posted later

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-08-09
taped 2014-08-01 @ Arena México
1) Marcela & Princesa Sugehit vs La Seductora & Princesa Blanca for the mask and for the hair
2) La Sombra © vs Volador Jr. for the NWA World Welterweight Championship
will be posted later
3) Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Máscara Dorada vs Rey Escorpión, Shocker, Último Guerrero
will be posted later
4) Rush vs Negro Casas for the hair

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-08-09
taped 2014-07-25 @ Arena México
Full Show: http://ul.to/iyqdjqec
1) Goya Kong, Marcela, Silueta vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis
2) Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Titán vs Rey Escorpión, Shocker, Último Guerrero
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. in a relevos increíbles match

CMLL on Terra: 2014-08-10
taped 2014-08-10 @ Arena México
1) Dark Angel, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
2) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
3) Blue Panther, Rey Cometa, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Hombre sin Nombre, Mephisto
4) Oro Jr. vs Metálico, mask vs mask
5) Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Diamante Azul, Rush, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Rey Escorpión, Último Guerrero

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-08-10
taped 2014-08-06 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko & Seiya vs Atomic Star & Matrix Jr.
2) Golden Magic, Relámpago, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Danny Casas, Tony Rivera
3) Black Terry, Metaleon, Power Bull vs Ironía, Spider Boy, Yakuza

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-08-11
taped 2014-08-10 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragón Celestial, Freyser, Metaleon vs Hip Hop Man, Rayan, Spartan
2) Imposible © vs Emperador Azteca for the IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship
3) Pantera, Relámpago, Toscano vs Cien Caras Jr., Universo 2000 Jr., Veneno
4) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 © vs Hijo De Dos Caras for the IWRG Rey del Ring