Low stakes for tonight’s Arena Mexico show. CMLL’s already announced next Friday will be Rush vs Ultimo Guerrero, so tonight’s Ultimo Guerrero, Niebla Roja and Gran Guerrero vs Ingobernables match will feed into that. Best match on the show might be the Delta, Guerrero Maya, Dragon Lee versus Mephisto, Ephesto and Hechicero tercera, which is 50/50 to make TV in any form.
AAA has a loaded show in Tijuana. This is the show Alberto ended up on instead of the WWC ones. He teams with Demon and Parka versus Perro, Texano and Villano IV. Pentagon Jr. says he’s returning from an injury break to be on the card. He wasn’t listed on the original lineup but must be in for Daga. AAA’s talked for years about returning to Tijuana for a taping. The last one there was 2005, and it was a regular stop up until 2001. A good turnout tonight might give them momentum for a bigger show there next year.
The WWE employee who allegedly made racist statements and was slapped by Alberto el Patron for them left the company sometime in the last month.
Dorian Roldan gave a presentation about AAA’s move to the US at the Sports Innovation Summit.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, including news on a new promotion planning to run Arena Puebla and Arena Coliseo. I’ve heard of another promotion planning to run Arena Coliseo this year; CMLL used to rent that out for Luchas 2000 shows (who are a sponsor on these) and for Toryumon but hasn’t done it nearly as much in recent years. They are running a non-wrestling function next week: there’s a national televised boxing event on 11/01.
Segunda Caida reviews the Negro Casas & Shocker first title defense and Lucha Azteca 09/06/14. There is another tournament coming in another month, Eric. Do not watch that tournament. It is no good. Go watch lightning matches on CMLL’s YouTube channel or something.
Hijo del Santo was at last night’s NXT tapings: he posted photos with Black Magic and Sin Cara II. Santo Jr. was there as well. They used a couple minis in a skit on the show but I’m not sure which ones.
Camaleon is listed as working in Arena San Francisco tomorrow. He’s been out of action since he was hit by a truck early this year, and was using a cane to help walk as recently as a month ago.
Cachorro is off Twitter for the time being.
An AAA spot show on 11/15 appears to include the returns of Atomic Boy and La Chiva.
A video feature on the creation of the tiny plastic lucha libre figures.
Hector M. Zepeda made a 29 minute Titan highlight video (mostly focusing on his singles matches.)
IWRG (SUN) 10/26/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa, Omega, Sky Ángel vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star
2) Metaleon, Mike, Teelo vs Rayan, Spartan, Violencia Jr.
3) Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 © vs Leo & Rafy [IWRG IC TAG]
Oficial are tag champs, second defense
4) Golden Magic, Kenshi Kabuki, Pantera vs Canis Lupus, Pirata Morgan Jr., Universo 2000 Jr. [lumberjack strap]
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Negro Navarro, Toscano vs Demon Clown, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, X-Fly
New champs? Definitely new champions.