IWRG (SUN) 08/24/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Arena Naucalpan (Facebook), Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)]
1) Atomic Star & Capitán Muerte b Black Niko & Galaxy
2) Matrix Jr. & Zurdog b Emperador Azteca & Látigo
3) Black Terry, Imposible, Metaleon b Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
Terry challenged Diablo again after the win.
4) Cien Caras Jr., Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 b Golden Magic, Relámpago, Veneno
Rudos took 1/3.
5) Kenshi Kabuki, Máscara Sagrada, Pantera b Canis Lupus, Demon Clown, Eterno
Tecnicos took 1/3, Kabuki sneaking in a foul on Eterno. Eterno demanded a singles match.
Kabuki already in a singles feud! I wonder who he’ll turn out to be.
CMLL (MON) 08/25/2014 Arena Puebla [El Popular, Periodico Enfoque]
1) Asturiano, Black Tiger, Milenium b Artillero, El Rebelde, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr. b Blue Center, King Jaguar, Metálico
Tecnicos took 2/3 Halcon & Bala had a good tag team night.
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tritón b Morphosis, Olímpico, Ripper
Maya and Ripper feuded.
4) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys DQ Marco Corleone, Super Porky, Titán
Straight falls. Bucanero desperately fouled Marco. Marco challenged Rey to a hair match, Rey declined.
5) Volador Jr. b Rey Escorpión
Volador took 1/3, using a top rope move (Destroyer?) that left Rey Escorpion on a stretcher.
Sounds like Escorpion had a good match – or at least a good third fall.
CMLL announced Dragon Lee & Cachorro vs Puma & Tiger will open the 09/19 CMLL Anniversary show. That match is going to be great and it seems to confirm CMLL be announcing a new match every Monday. They have 3 matches left and 3 Monday’s left, though they’ll surely announce the full card by at least the Friday before. Like the women’s Copa, this is a good addition to the undercard which will probably sell zero additional tickets. There’s got to be a major incident Friday to set up another big match for the Anniversary show or CMLL’s going to have trouble with this show.
Today’s CMLL show has Maximo versus Shocker in the main event. Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero match up in trios in Guadalajara.
The stories on Marcela & Silueta’s visit to NJPW was that it was just a visit and a way of promoting REINA’s show on 08/30 in Korakuen Hall (the first time they’ve run there, and likely too big of a room for the shows they usually run.)
Got a few Box Y Luchas and Lucha 2000s last night. The earlier report about Box Y Lucha switching to biweekly publication is wrong; I’ve got an issue from the week prior to Juicio Final and the week after, so they appear to be still weekly. I need to find time to go thru in more detail, but I noticed Box Y Lucha had a full page article about Vengador Radiactivo (still) going to NOAH at some point. He won a spot at the tryout back in Tulancingo, but Rocky Lobo seemed to take his spot on the tour. It sounded like here that it may just be happening later.
Super Libre had Espectro Jr. as a guest.
Apolo Valdes has his review of TripleMania on Facebook.
Belial & Arez vs Alex Guajardo & Lobo Lafayette (young Queretaro luchadors) has been added to 09/16 ChilangaMask show in Arena Queretaro.
AAA’s posted the first part of TripleMania, which should last three weeks. They’ve also posted Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain vs Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans from the last taping before TripleMania; the (advertised) opener won’t be posted due to technical issues.
Ohtani’s Jacket reviews more 1993 Negro Casas, is having no luck finding good lucha.
Eric reviews Uprising: Lucha Libre 08/23/14.
Ultimo Guerrero says, even when he was teaming with Atlantis, he had dreams about beating Atlantis in a mask match. What a strange man. Guerrero says he could never see Atlantis’ face in the dream.
Taya is proud to be the first foreign Reina de Reinas champions.
A Dark Angel video Q&A.
Lucha Libre will be part of a Mexican cultural festival in Colombia from 08/28 to 09/17. This reads like lucha libre movies and not actual shows.
Gato Montes took Rey Gato’s mask in Mexico City.
IWRG (SUN) 08/31/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) ? & ?? vs ??? & ????
2) ?, ??, ??? vs ????, ?????, ??????
3) Diva Salvaje, Dr. Cerebro, Miss Gaviota vs Danny Casas, Hip Hop Man, Tony Rivera
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma II vs Kenshi Kabuki, Pantera, Relámpago
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Trauma I, Hijo De Dos Caras, Veneno, LA Park, Demon Clown, Oficial AK47, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 [Ladder, money]
all must fight for 10 minutes before climbing the ladder. There will be a briefcase with a check for 50,000 ($3815 USD)
The last ladder match they did was an utter disaster – they broke all the ladders and they couldn’t unhook the prize – so they’re doing it again. I have no idea why the 10 minute stipulation is in there, and there’s a countout rule – it comes off as though people have seen ladder matches but have limited idea how they actually work (or think their fans do, I guess.)