08/23-24 lucha times


== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Matches from TripleMania! Maybe check AAA’s site to find out which one, maybe guess the first two and Alberto’s first speech. Show is listed as starting 10-15 minutes early depending on the source.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: CMLL Univesral Block A, and whatever else they have time for.

52MX: Omar Brunetti vs Disturbio, hair vs hair

Claro: Gran Guerrero, Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Escorpion vs Sombra, Mascara, Rush

C3: Marco, Maximo, Stuka vs Ephesto, Mephsito, Shocker

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Again, there are a lot of listings listed – Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday! – but who knows if a new episode will air.

Lucha Azteca: Rey Escorpion vs Dragon Rojo and Ingonberables vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Ultimo Guerrero

Terra Sunday: Azul, Marco, Valiente vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Terrible

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: Random matches from last weekend?

IWRG (LAS/AYM): Four way tag match, Dragon Celestial vs Hip Hop Man

Maximo/Shocker, DTU, Alberto del Rio, Rey Misterio

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 08/19/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Leono & Metatrón b Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Canelo Casas, Guerrero Negro Jr., Hijo del Signo b Molotov, Sensei, Star Jr.
Rudos took 1/3
3) Cancerbero, Nitro, Raziel b Esfinge, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr.
Rudos took 1/3
4) Black Panther b Arkángel de la Muerte [lightning]
Black Panther snuck in the armbar to win in 5:48.
5) Delta, Tritón, Valiente DQ Pierroth, Puma, Tiger
Tecnicos took 2/3. Tiger fouled Valiente.
6) Ephesto, Mephisto, Shocker DQ Marco Corleone, Máximo, Stuka Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3. Shocker fouled Maximo and faked a foul to draw a DQ.

I think Maximo might have walked off with Shocker’s robe after the match. Fair enough.

CMLL (TUE) 08/19/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Inquisidor & Jocker b El Divino & Robin
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Dragon Lee, Leo, Omar Brunetti b Boby Zavala, Disturbio, Sádico
Tencicos took 1/3.
3) Diamante Azul, Gallo, Super Porky b Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Ripper
Rudos took 2/3.
4) Titán b Gran Guerrero
Titan got the win.
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush ?? Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Tecnicos took fall 1, no further updates.

Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Twitter listed the Ingobernables winning the first fall by beating Casas, RT-ed the Arena Mexico results (for the 4% of people who follow the Guadalajara Twitter but not the main CMLL one but still desire CMLL DF results?) and then no more updates. I guess we find out who won when it turns up on TV.

DTU (TUE) 08/19/2014 Arena Aficion [Criterio Hidalgo, Estrellas del Ring]
1) Malcriado I, Malcriado II, Malcriado III b Angel Suicida, Corazon Latino, Destructor
Debut of Los Malcriados (the brats – natural rivals for the Nerds?)
2) Lanzeloth b Ángel del Misterio and Príncipe Halcón and Artikus
3) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony b Calibus Frescura, Chica Ye-Ye, Yuriko
Los Nerds are still undefeated.
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa b Black Fire, Cíclope, Slayer Pack
5) Drastik Boy & Willie Mack b Aero Boy & Violento Jack and Hacker & Septimo Dragon
Mack pinned Jack.
6) Ovett b Ángel o Demonio © [DTU CONSGRADO]
Powerbomb onto light tubes for the title change. Angel o Demonio falls on his fourth? defense.

Low turnout for this show (maybe a little bit better than the Arena Aficion shows with locals, a little less than the low drawing CMLL shows here; possibly the building may just be dead for whatever reason.) BBoy is notably missing. His Twitter doesn’t mention missing DTU but doesn’t mention actually going to DTU in the first place. The DTU guys were guests on last night’s Tercera Caida, and the show had separate interviews with Violento Jack, Ovett, Septimo Dragon and Willie Mack.

Last night’s CMLL Informa had Mistico, Princesa Sugehit, Estrellita and La Sombra. I wasn’t around to watch it, but if Mistico is really pushing to make the Anniversary show (two months ahead of schedule), then Chessman is off the hook for stupidest decision of the week. Mistico returning is going to sell few tickets and it’s going to be an audience that’s going to be predisposed to hate all new acts in generally but especially Mistico II. That’s not even getting into the short term and long term health issues of rushing a guy back who’s already had health problems. CMLL’s bordering on abuse if they let Mistico come back back early, even if that’s what he wants to do.

This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter confirms the date for the AAA USA tapings are 09/06 and 09/07. It’s unclear how many shows this will cover. Fenix is the only wrestler listed from AAA Mexico mentioned as working the show right now. It’s not a complete list, but other wrestlers include Ricky Reyes, Joey Ryan, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Hernandez, and the ex-John Morrison and unnamed women’s wrestlers. Obviously, anyone on AAA’s taping in Pachuca won’t be on these shows.

The WON also talks about the Alberto del Rio situation in depth. The short version is Alberto’s lawyers don’t think the non-competes – both the 1 year in the US and the 90 day anywhere – will actually hold up in court. He’s planning on taking US booking shortly (though he’s charging a lot for them so maybe won’t be working so many.) Alberto’s contract would’ve expired in February 2015 and he and his wife had decided it wasn’t worth fighting the firing until they were told of the 1 year no compete. It’s said John Cena, Big Show, and Randy Orton all offered to speak to management to get Alberto back in WWE, and HHH told Alberto he’d be brought back in six months if nothing else happened, but Alberto told them all he was not interested in returning to WWE.

Meltzer, between the newsletter and a podcast, pretty much said Rey Misterio’s appearance on TripleMania was an effort to get himself fired from WWE so he could actually go to AAA. That didn’t work, and the general idea is Misterio has done multiple things that would get everyone else in the company fired, but WWE has just ignored them because they don’t want to let him go to AAA. (Originally, Rey and HHH had a handshake agreement that Rey would able to leave at the end of his contract, and Rey was surprised to find out his contract was automatically renewed. AAA was probably caught off guard at the same time.) The idea was the video was for just a little bit to turn on the iPPV as a viral tease and the whole thing only to be seen live; it didn’t quite work out that way due the iPPV issues.

The newsletter also has a strange recap of the show, as if it was mostly drawn from a script of what was supposed to happen in each match and not by what actually happened (where very different things actually happened.)

Cageside Seats got a quote from WWE about the Del Rio situation: it was an unfortunate situation and they don’t support discrimination. (They really need to say that in Spanish and in a forum Spanish speakers will see, but the die may already be cast; they seem well into too little too late territory.)

AAA posted this week’s TV from Teziutlan. The Psycho Clown/Texano Jr. road to TripleMania videos were very well done, I wish they just started airing them a lot farther out than one day before the show. They added a lot of footage from the Alberto del Rio press conference, which probably required a lot of last minute editing of the show, but they also really were missing some sort of Event Center match by match hype for TripleMania. Dr. Wagner was shown and the announcers brought up the four way, but even just a graphic would’ve helped and I’m not sure they ever mentioned the cruiserweight match or really pushed the cage one. AAA got 100% of what they could’ve out of Psycho/Texano and of Alberto, but the other matches needed better promotion.

AAA’s posted the Aerostar, Bengala, Drago versus Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagon Jr., Super Fly dark match from Tezuitalan. More dark matches from Teziutalan are to go up on the YouTube channel today. TripleMania will start airing on AAA TV this weekend.

Taya will have surgery this week after Faby Apache did a number on her nose; she suffered a double fracture (and now also has black eyes.) From watching the match, it seemed like Faby really didn’t go out of her way to protect Taya’s nose after it was broke – she got dropped on her face a few more times.

Rob has highlights of 05/24/2014 AAA, a show which AAA has apparently disavowed.

LuchaWorld has the return of the LuchaWorld Podcast, with guest Super Boy. Also, the part of TripleMania he was able to see and KrisZ’s news update from Tuesday.

Segunda Caida watches Rey Bucanero vs Atlantis.

Dragon Lee & Star Jr. vs Belial & Impulso and Zeuxis vs Marcela vs Sileuta vs Dark Angel have been added to the 09/07 Lucha Memes show. They sounds great. Drabek I & II face Trauma I and Steve Pain (going with LA Anarquista in the spirit of LA Park) at the 09/18 Queretaro show. Makabe also talks about his upcoming ChilangaMask appearance on their upcoming Guadalajara appearance.

Electrico wants to challenge Virus for the World Lightweight championship. He figures since he beat Espiritu Maligno, who normally wrestles in the main division, and Virus used to be a mini, it’s not too much of a reach.

Pagano won the NGX Extremo championship on their show this weekend. He came in with a knee injury and didn’t have a good match, but ended Extreme Tiger’s seven year title reign. (Tiger didn’t get pinned, and only defended the title three times in that run.)

Amazona took Rudeza Infernal’s hair in Arena Femenil Monterrey.

Tigre Uno (Extreme Tiger) will be on the next Wrestle-1 tour, from 08/23 to 08/31, replacing an injured Davey Richards.

Flamita isn’t listed among the teams for Dragon Gate’s summer tag team tournament, which means he’s probably based in Mexico for much of September.

ColiseoMania has set a record for presales in Arena Coliseo Monterrey. There are records for first day sales in Arena Coliseo Monterrey?

Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo del Santo and Octagon are all after Angel Azteca Jr. for making unauthorized versions of their masks. There’s authorized versions of masks?

Fantasma wants to defend against Angelico.

Electroshock doesn’t want to feud with Mesias.

Mesias wants a title shot against Texano.

CMLL hypes Goya’s past success in cibernetico. Total jinx.

CMLL hypes Atlantis and Ultimo Guerrero as the match of the millennium. The next 986 years are all downhill.

Ringo Mendoza was grateful for his tribute show. He’s currently forced to get around with wheelchair but plans to be doing better soon.

KeMonito is interviews on a radio show.


CMLL (TUE) 08/26/2014 Arena México
1) Flyer & Leono vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Magnus, Molotov, Sensei vs Hijo del Signo, Inquisidor, Nitro
3) La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Skadi vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis
4) Black Panther, Starman, Stigma vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
5) Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Boby Zavala, Kráneo, Tiger
6) Máximo vs Shocker

Maximo/Shocker should be something. Fourth match could be good, though it’s some guys working much higher than usual. Lluvia is the tecnica veteran in Comandante’s first match in Arena Mexico since May; that should be a thing to see.

CMLL (TUE) 08/26/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón & Virgo vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Astral, Meteoro, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Gallo, Super Porky, Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Kamaitachi, Skándalo
4) La Máscara & Máscara Dorada vs Ephesto & Mephisto
5) Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Rey Escorpión, Último Guerrero

Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero. Too bad they can’t trade Triton and Mascara for a better card.