I lost most of my post today. The writing part isn’t hard, but regathering all the links is insane. So not many links today.
CMLL’s main event today is Ingobernables against the Guerreros. That seems like a set up to a trios title match, but might instead end up with Rush/UG instead. We’ll find out more today. Semifinal includes Azul/Shocker feud, special gives Terrible a winnable match, Dragon Lee and Kamaitachi meet in the lightning match which might be a lot of fun, and might sneak on TV. And a women’s match and a good minis match round out the show.
WWE comes to Mexico this weekend with a stop in Mexico City on Saturday (mostly just cheap tickets left0 and Monterrey on Sunday (lots of tickets left). There’s no real buzz for this show, either positive or negative in response to the Alberto’s firing. I’d been expecting this would be the point we’d hear one more time from Alberto about his firing – after this point, it’s kind of old news – but there’s been nothing new there. For it’s part, the Mexican promoters of the WWE insisted there’s no racism, because why would they try to make money off Mexicans if they were racists? (Hmm.) Sin Cara says it’s divine justice that he’s now got the character and emphasized how he’s a much more complete wrestler (as if that’s what the Mexican fans were looking for.) He’ll face Fandango on the shows. Kalisto will not be on the shows.
Taya will apparently join Angelico, Aerostar and Argenis in making her Lucha Underground debut this weekend. An article announcing changes to a show in Villahermosa has Taya, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela and Drago off the show because they’re headed to LA. (For what it’s worth, Taya hasn’t said anything about this and instead posted about going to the gym today instead of all the travel to LA messages everyone else seems post.) Daga is also mentioned as being off for surgery. Daga has missed his last few TV appearances with a knee injury but this is the first we’ve heard of his severity. Super Fly has also mentioned he’s headed to LA, so it wasn’t just a one time appearance.
SuperLuchas (with some help from Sabor del Ring, I think) reports Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi may have be sold with plans of shutting it down for lucha libre. (Usually, this means tearing down the building and putting something else up, though that’s not said here.) No one’s confirming it – the promotion who runs Sunday shows there isn’t saying anything – but I can’t remember the last time I saw a decent looking crowd there. The building has been in existence since 1958 and has regularly held lucha libre events and other functions since that time. The article says there’s a plan for a final show in the building on 11/23 with local legends on the show. The change in the ownership would happen soon after.
They did an episode on this ownership situation on the El Rayo, Vida de Lucha reality show: Rayo de Plata was offered the chance to buy Arena Coliseo SLP but ultimately turned it down. It came off more as a TV storyline to provide Rayo an excuse to meet with old friends (and maybe a chance to show how the rival promotion in town was struggling and his place was doing better.) It wouldn’t have made sense for Rayo de Plata to buy it anyway, because the building they run is much smaller and they don’t seem to be filling it up.
SuperLuchas catches up with Hijo del Lizmark and says he’s one of the most in-demand independent luchadors. The numbers don’t seem to bear that out: we don’t get every lineup, but he’s been listed as being on only 9 shows since May and none this month. This is not meant as a criticism; I’d just assumed he’d moved onto other things. Anyway, the message of the interview is Hijo del Lizmark would definitely be interested in AAA if they called (but one would figure they probably already would’ve if they wanted him.)
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Segunda Caida reviews La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker
Cara Lucha posted a promo where the Magnificos have to withdraw from this weekend’s tag team, and Alfa & Omega will take their place.
Myzteziz says Copa Antonio Pena was one of the biggest winner of his year.
SuperLucha wonders if LA Park’s recent surgery might be the end of his career. Probably not. (LA Park questioning why promoters haven’t been helping out seems weird for an internet.)
Kcidis is working on a Lucha tatoo project.
LyC (SUN) 11/30/2014 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Chamaco Gurrola & Tequilita vs Mini Difunto & Mini Hator
2) Halcon Real vs Demenzía, Medico Infernal, Memo Valles, Face Man, Kaientai, Gato Fantasma, Aguila Azteca
3) El Ninja, Ninja Jr., Ultimo Ninja vs Hijo Del Mongol Chino, Mongol Chino, Mongol Chino Jr.
4) El Pulpo, Hijo De Dos Caras, Tigre Universitario vs Canek Jr., Espectro II, Silver Star
5) Dos Caras Sr., Mil Mascaras, Sicodelico Sr. vs Angel Blanco Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, Pirata Morgan
The Mascaras brothers together for another maybe one last time, only Dos Caras seems unlikely to actually wrestle here due to his leg injury. Guess we’ll see.