CMLL (SUN) 08/24/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Magnus & Soberano Jr. b Artillero & Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3. Soberano seemed to hit his head on the mat on his match winning huracanarana, while Super Comando landed badly on Magnus’ side slam.
2) Astral, Fantasy, Shockercito b Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
Tecnicos took 2/3 in the best match of the night.
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso, Starman b Kamaitachi, Okumura, Skándalo
Tecnicos took 2/3 in a match with technical difficulties.
4) Vangellys b Delta [lightning]
Vangellys won in 9:21 with a German suplex
5) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Rojo Jr., Stuka Jr. b El Hombre Sin Nombre, Ephesto, Hechicero
Tecnicos took 2/3 in a disappointing match.
6) Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Terrible b Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente
Rudos took 1/3 when Euforia snuck in a foul on Diamante Azul. Slight tease of a feud between them.
First couple matches were good, and then it went downhill after the feed had problems in the third match. The show may have peaked exactly on that GIF (though the end of the match was crazy.)
CMLL (SUN) 08/24/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Índigo b Furia Nazi
2) Évola & Thunder Boy b El Brillante & Javier Cruz
Rudos took 1/3
3) Infierno & Ráfaga b Omar Brunetti & Tritón
Rudos took 1/3, Rafaga sneaking in a foul on Triton.
4) Maléfico © b Exterminador [OCCIDENTE LH]
Malefico is champion and kept the title by taking falls 2/3, the last via unseen foul. First defense; last three champions have fallen on their first defense.
5) La Máscara & Super Porky b Universo 2000 & Universo 2000 Jr. and Felino & Puma and Esfinge & Magnum
father/son tag team tournament. No elimination order.
A show. Probably shouldn’t do the same foul finish in back to back matches.
Random thought: if Hijo del Santo was going to be doing a September TxT retirement show (/Nieto del Santo debut), as was the plan at one point, there probably would be promotion out for it by now. Santo did appear on a C3 talk show Friday, but no idea what he said and don’t see it posted anywhere.
Niebla Roja will be out two weeks after being injured on Diamante Azul’s suplex Friday night. He’s supposed to be out that long, anyway, but Ana notes he wants to come back early.
Latin Lover was listed on the poster for a Friday night show in Tijuana, but never had a match. He appeared in the ring before the semimain, saying he could not wrestle due to health issues – and then Villano IV hit the ring and brawled with Latin Lover. Super Brazo made the save – he and V4 were partners in the match, broke up and challenged each other – but it seemed like the set up to a return match for Lover.
The Gladiatores have reposted their 2008 interviews with Hector Guzman, who passed away earlier this weekend.
An outdoor show at the Mexico City toy museum saw Dragon Rojo & Zumbi defeat Mr. Niebla & Herodes Jr. by DQ when Niebla fouled Rojo. Herodes Jr. is still wrestling, just not in CMLL. Of note, the referee in the main event was Rafael el Maya (so maybe he’s allowed to referee CMLL guys on indy shows again, or maybe this just slipped thru?) Also, neither recap could identify Kamaitachi by name; if you’re going to indy shows, you’re probably not spending time watching CMLL midcard matches I guess.
Myzteziz beat Texano in a main event trios match in Arena Neza after Monster and Murder Clown provided a distraction. Show doesn’t seem to have sold out, though better than usual for Neza. Hermano Muerte II broke his arm in the undercard.
A profile of Negro Navarro’s lucha libre teachings – he’s running weekly 90 minute classes at two different locations – has Negro Navarro saying his classes only cost 30 pesos ($2.28 USD). I am skeptical of this absurdly low number, though Navarro explains that he doesn’t want to get rich from training but spread the knowledge to the public. Navarro also talks about people having fun while learning. Maybe it’s a different Negro Navarro? Navarro says he prefers to teach classes of 3 to 4 instead of 10 so he can do more personal instruction and Imposible and Zeuxis are mentioned as still training with him, so you may not be able to get a spot in his class. (There does seem to be a lot more than 10 pictured in the class, so still worth a try.)
AAA’s TV announced a taping for 09/19 in Veracruz, the same night as the CMLL Anniversary show.
Rob has a new Aerostar montage on YouTube.
Segunda Caida reviews 08/16/14 Uprising: Lucha Libre
La Parka visited with Make A Wish kids.
The 50th Expo Mascaras will be held on 09/20 in the Tlalnepantla Convention Center, from 11AM to 5pM.
Lucha Libre in Japan
08/24 Stardom: Starfire beat Kaori Yoneyama [5STAR GP]
Starfire is 1-0! She’s already wildly exceeded expectations for this tournament. This tournament runs thru 09/23. There’s an October/November tag league too, and maybe she’s sticking around for that too? (She did win the WWS tag team tournament before leaving Mexico.)
CMLL (SUN) 08/31/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Robin vs Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Estrellita vs Dalys [lightning]
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Felino, Misterioso Jr.
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky vs Pólvora, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Shocker
Euforia did draw a Diamante Azul program, poor him. Poor everyone.
Who is the normal one in the Brazo family right now? Porky? I’m not sure.
CMLL (SUN) 08/31/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Dr. Frezeer vs El Yaqui
2) Virgo vs Demonio Rojo
3) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Acertijo & Sádico
4) Esfinge & Exterminador vs Demonio Maya & Maléfico
5) Tritón vs Ráfaga
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Máscara Dorada, Titán vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Oh, they did two straight sneak fouls because they wanted to set up Triton/Rafaga. I have no idea why they wanted to set up Rafaga/Triton.
Lucha Memes (SUN) 09/07/2014 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Trauma I vs Trauma II, Magnifico, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 [royal rumble]
2) Dragon Lee II & Star Jr. vs Belial & Impulso
3) Freelance & Mike Segura vs Fly Star & Toxin Boy
4) Marcela vs Silueta, Zeuxis, Dark Angel
5) Black Terry & Negro Navarro vs Carisma & Zoom Driver
6) Keira vs Arez
Full lineup for this show, which looks fun.