who’s who in Lucha Underground

Lucha Underground is a combination of Mexican and US influences and appropriately enough combines wrestlers who’ve mostly wrestled in the United States and Mexico. Those worlds have largely been kept separate until now, so fans are probably familiar with one group or the other but not both. El Rey’s site has helpful pictures; I just have helpful text.

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Lucha Underground match listings (season 1, ongoing)

This is a listing of the matches expected to air in Lucha Underground. This is somewhat spoilerish. There are no results listed, and the details of the title tournament and following title defenses are kept vague to avoid giving those away, but future TV lineups do imply finishes on prior shows. If you want to go knowing nothing, close the window now.

(Full results are available elsewhere on this site.)

Schedule order is based on the tapings. Everything was taped in order, but there’s always time to change the matches – this is the best guess on what info is publicly available. The schedule has changed a couple times already and will possibly change again; I’ll update when information becomes available.

All air dates are based on the El Rey airing. All shows air on Unimas (Saturday, 4pm ET) 3 days later.

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Barbaro beats Impulso in ChilangaMask, AAA in Tijuana, Fantastica Mania 2015

AAA BSW (FRI) 10/24/2014 Auditorio Fausto Gutiérrez, Tijuana, Baja California [Masked Republic, The Gladiatores]
Attendance: 5000
1) Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma © b Peter Avalon & Ray Rosas [CWFH TAG]
recapped as a title change, though Yuma & Goodtime are current champions.
2) Enfermero Jr. & Memo Velazquez DQ King Azteca & Rubi Gardenia
Enfermero faked a foul. Hair match challenged followed.
3) Arandú b TJ Boy, Extreme Tiger, Nicho el Millionario [Copa Barney]
Nicho showed up before the match and demanded to be added. They said OK. Match ended with TJ Boy putting Nicho thru plywood and Arandu giving Tiger a piledriver on a chair to win. Joe Lider came out to award the trophy while talking about promoter Barney, then he and the Perros del Mal beat up everyone in the match.
4) Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr. b Angélico & Jack Evans
Pentagon Jr. replaced Daga.
5) Averno, Chessman, Cibernético b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Hell Brothers took 2/3, Cibernetico chokeslamming Monster Clown.
6) Blue Demon Jr., El Patrón Alberto, La Parka b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Texano Jr., Villano IV
Tecnicos took 2/3. Perro fouled Alberto, Alberto fouled Perro back and put him in the armbar for the win.

Masked Republic had the 5000 number, which is really good for that building at this point.

Chilanga Mask (SAT) 10/25/2014 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México [Estrellas del Ring, Tercera Caida]
1) Astro Rey Jr., Benji Maverick, Psico Kid b Karma, Kronoz, Oficial 911 and Electro Boy, Fly Warrior, Karma
Karma & Kronoz replaced Oficial 911 & Kastigador. Astro Rey’s team is Los Guardianes de la Galaxia.
2) Atomic Star & Trauma I b Arez & Belial
Atomic Star replaced Steve Pain.
3) Negro Navarro & Trauma II b Black Terry & Rey Hechicero highlights (posted by +LuchaTV)
Trauma II replaced I. Very good match. Everyone raised each other’s hands after and Terry and Hechicero faced off leading into their singles match on Sunday.
4) Keira b Arez
Keira, scheduled against a mystery opponent, mystery opponent didn’t show, so Keira challenged Arez for a rematch from the Lucha Memes show. Arez accepted, and Keira beat him this time. Oficial 911 & Oficial AK-47 attacked Arez after the match, Belial made the save. This set up Oficials vs Indystrongtibles/Keira in a cage for the 12/21 Coacalco show.
5) Fulgor I & Fulgor II b Fly Star & Toxin Boy and Aero Boy & Herodes Jr.
Street fight, which went out into the street and the parked cars for a time.
6) Bárbaro Cavernario b Impulso
No Impossible. Very good match. Both men did their top rope splashes to the floor and Impulso tried to beat Bararo with his caverneria before Barbaro won after a series of near falls.

+LuchaTV has highlights of Terry/Hechicero vs Trauma/Navarro (linked up there) as well as post match interviews with Impulso and Barbaro CavernarioThey’re headed to Arena Solidaridad today.

REMINDER: Daylight savings time has started in Mexico. The CMLL on Terra show will start one hour later than usual this week only. (Also, I may not be able to get that show up until Monday and there’s unlikely to be another news update until then – though I may just put up some Lucha Underground stuff instead.)

NJPW officially announced the Fantastica Mania 2015 tour on Saturday’s show. (Video promo.) It’s been expanded again, now to a six show tour.

01/13 – Body Maker Coloseum, Osaka
01/14 – Takamatsu City Gymnasium – new stop
01/15 – KBS Hall, Kyoto
01/17 – Shinkiba 1st Ring, Tokyo
01/18 & 01/19 Korakuen Hall

CMLL announced Barbaro Cavernario (as En Busca de un Idolo winner) and Ultimo Guerrero as among the 15 wrestlers scheduled for the show. Okumura can safely be assumed to be another of the 15 (and it’s my impression Kamaitachi will not be one.) Those people going will probably be off main CMLL shows from Friday the 9th all the way to Friday the 23rd. It’s unclear how many of the shows will be available to watch over the internet: NJPW’s deal with uStream has gone away and they haven’t signed with anyone new with easy US access yet, but there is a Japanese language site called nico nico which is doing iPPV for some of the shows (and this may all change between now and January so we can figure out then.)

Saturday’s NJPW show is on DailyMotion. Mascara Dorada’s tag match is here, Fuego’s match is here.

+LuchaTV posted both Keira vs Arez from the Lucha Memes show and Xtreme Tiger vs Barbaro Cavenrario, which I’ve heard good things about, from the Cara Lucha show

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

SuperLuchas #535 has WWE in Mexico coverage.

Kcidis draws a Lucha Hipster.


IWRG (WED) 10/29/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko vs Power Bull
2) Alfa & Omega vs Capitán Muerte & Hip Hop Man
3) Golden Magic, Metaleon, Sky Ángel vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star
4) Imposible © vs Dragón Celestial [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible’s fifth defense
5) Kenshi Kabuki, Relámpago, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno

They got to the title match quick, but it should be a good one. A card very heavy on IWRG regulars and trainees, as Wednesday cards have tended to be.

Ingobernables embarass Guerreros, ChilangaMask

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 10/24/2014 Arena México
1) Disturbio & Guerrero Negro Jr. b Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr.
2) Estrellita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit b La Comandante, Makoto, Narumiya
3) Ephesto, Hechicero, Mephisto b Delta, Dragon Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Hechicero and Maya faced off a lot.
4) Máximo b Rey Escorpión [lightning]
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys b Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr.
6) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero DQ La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
La Mascara and La Sombra held Ultimo Guerrero so Rush coudl give him the biggest possible foul to end the match

CMLL posted the Stellar Moments for the week. There’s also a video promo for next week, and next week’s poster.

AAA’s already posted today’s TV show. As a surprise, a previously unmentioned dark match Atomicos match is airing as the opener on the TV. Rob had a theory, which I then stole, that the Myzteziz/Mesias vs Averno/Fantasma match may have been deemed not good enough to air because of the bad rain during the match. (Clips of that aired this week in Tercera Caida.) We’ll know for sure next week.

ChilangaMask has back to back loaded shows this weekend, starting today at 4pm in Coliseo Coacalco (Black Terry & Hechicero vs Trauma I & Negro Navarro among other matches) and continuing Sunday in Arena Solidaridad (Caifan vs Dr. Cerbero, other matches and a surprise CMLL vs Monterrey match) +LuchaTV has posted Keira vs Arez from the last show to promote today’s event in Coacalco and Fuego en el Ring has an interview with Fly Star.

DTU’s press conference announced only the locations for their 7th Anniversary tour, tough they teased some of the matches. They’re running seven shows for the seventh year: Xalapa on 12/04, Rio Blanco on 12/07, and then TBD for Tulancingo, Poza Rica, Arena Queretaro, Arena Roberto Paz, and a seventh city TBA.

Terra will reair the Ultimo Guerrero vs Atlantis mask match on Thursday at 4pm. The preview says they’ll just be airing the mask match and not the entire show. They did a similiar reair last year.

Wednesday’s show in Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi is being billed as the last show there (though I think they may mean the last show for the current promotion and they’re not closing down quite yet.)

Hijo del Fantasma is proud of his title defenses and his body.

A new promotion is starting in Arena Aficion on 11/25.

11/17 AAA TV Lineup (Leon)

AAA TV (MON) 11/17/2014 Domo de la Feria, Leon, Guanajuato
1) ? & ?? vs ??? & ????
2) Dinastía & Mini Drago vs Mini Murder Clown & Mini Psycho Clown
3) Bengala, Drago, Faby Apache vs Demon Rocker, Joe Lider, Taya Valkyrie
4) Aerostar & Australian Suicide vs Pentagón Jr. & Súper Fly
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
6) Fénix & Myzteziz vs Angélico & Jack Evans and Robbie E & Zema Ion
7) El Mesías & El Patrón Alberto vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano Jr.

Air Date: 11/22 and 11/29 – this appears to be a two show taping, which is a mild surprise given how many tapings they’ve got lined up in a short time.

A couple rematches from Heroes Inmortales, including the main event. It seems to me that if you just had to beat Alberto quickly to build up suspense for Guerra de Titanes, it would’ve been just as easy to do it in Leon as it would’ve been in SLP where it wouldn’t have be as damaging to Alberto. AAA did what they did, so now I’m confused why they’d bother doing the match again. Texano beating Alberto or Alberto beating Texano seems counter productive (both ought to be protected from now until the 7th.) Maybe something with Mesias and Perro?

Semimain has the tag champs in Jack & Angelico. It’s listed as non-title

Robbie E & Zema Ion (going five years and one name change between AAA appearances) are in from TNA but likely not booked thru TNA. TNA wrestlers are free until January to book themselves wherever they want as long as they’re not broadcast in the US, and AAA fits that. AAA had previously said they were done working with TNA after Jarrett had left, so that’s another reason to believe the wrestlers worked this out on their own. (In more positive promotional alliance news, this week’s WON mentioned AAA is talking to Wrestle-1 about working together.)

The last foreign tag team to come in to face Jack & Angelico got multiple vignettes (mostly on the website), had one match, and were never spoken about again. Zema Ion’s own previous appearance – as Shiima Xion – seemed to be cut shorter than it was intended to be. It seems like decent odds he and current Amazing Race participant Robbie E will be around a little longer this time – with another taping on five days later, it’s probably worth keeping them around a few more days to get two shows out of the flights.

The Myzteziz & Fenix team follows up on Myzteziz praising Fenix after the Copa Pena tournament. AAA seems to want to use Myzteziz to get over their younger guys – this may be the start as Fenix as La Sombra.

Psycho Circus versus the Hell Brothers should led into a trios title match. It’s tougher to pinpoint exactly when these matches will happen; AAA will need a main event for Guerra de Titanes, but they’re just as likely to do any important undercard matches on the 11/28 show in DF as on the official year end show. It’s the power of Mexico City (and a way of freeing up some of these guys for other roles on the second show.)

Fourth match on the top combines two of the ongoing midcard mask feuds from this year. We’ve been kind of expecting one or the other or both to have their mask match at the end of the year. Maybe we’ll have a better idea of which one, or perhaps this is a setup to a relevos suicidas where no one will know which one is happening until it does. This match itself should be pretty good.

Faby & Taya continue to feud (rematch at Guerra de Titanes?) Joe and Taya being around early means they’ll be around the main event too. Openers mini match should be fun. Dark match figures to be Bobby Lee Jr. special (he’s seems to always be on the Leon shows as a deal with the commission.)

Next taping is 11/22. Maybe we’ll get that one in five days?

Guerreros vs Ingobernables, AAA in Tijuana

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.

Today’s DTU press conference is giving away 30 t-shirts to the first fans who show up.

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.

Bengala is preparing to run in the Enmascarados Race.

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.)

Today’s AULL award categories
Revolucion Ruda: Ironia, Discordia, Rey Inmortal, Ave Negra
Revolucion Tecnica: Sky Fly, Shibata, Robin Maravilla Jr.


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.

10/25-26 lucha times


Things are happening: Daylight Savings time ends in Mexico on Sunday morning. That means all programming from Mexico will air one hour later than usual for the next seven days. (The US catches up next Sunday.) This week, that primarly affects the Sunday Terra show (which will air at 7pm ET/6pm CT in Mexico), but the Puebla, IWRG and Monterrey airings may also be later than you expect.

(Don’t trust my times the next couple weeks, more than usual.)

Also, on Wednesday, Lucha Underground has a TV show. You may have heard about it.

== AAA ==

Onto the Tlahuelilpan taping, and unsure what will air. I’m guessing Suicide/Evans vs Apache/Lider, Monster/Chessman and Mesias/Myzteziz vs Averno/Fantasma, but AAA will probably say for sure in a day or so.

== Lucha Underground ==

The debut! Blue Demon Jr. vs Chavo Guerrero Jr., Son of Havoc vs Sexy Star and Johnny Mundo vs Prince Puma were taped for episode and have been advertised as airing. Mundo/Puma sounded good, but this is a (rare) show where I’m about as interested in the non-match footage as the in-ring stuff. We’ll know a lot more on Wednesday than we know now.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: Ingoberbanles vs Guerreros, a Thunder match and I’m hoping the Dragon Lee/Kamaitachi match. It’s a 50/50 bet. This show will at 11am again this week, which seems like the first time it’s had the same time slot in back to back weeks in months

Azteca: Copa Junior final, and the start of that same Ingobernables/Guerreros feud.

52MX: Maximo vs Rey Bucanero, GDL locals vs Odiosos

Claro: Diamante Azul vs Shocker and Mexico vs the Rest of the World.

C3: Angel de Oro, Atlantis, Marco vs Rey Escorpion, Shocker and Thunder.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Almost another Ingobernables vs Guerreros match, though with Volador in the mix on the “Guerrero” side.

Terra Sunday: Amapola vs Makota, Azul/Marco/Volador vs Mephisto/Niebla/Negro.

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: reruns

IWRG (LAS/AYM): doing weird things so I dunno, but maybe Diablo/Cerebro

Diablo defeats Cerebro, Anima I passes away, Dia de Muertos

IWRG (WED) 10/22/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Muerte Infernal b Black Niko
2) Araña de Plata & Atomic Star b Saruman & Sky Ángel
Saruman may be back, but he can’t find a win.
3) Rayan & Spartan b Dragón Celestial & Imposible
Celestial & Imposible had a friendly fire incident which led to their loss and a post match break up. Imposible may be returning to the rudo side.
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, Eterno b Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic, Metaleon
Rudos took 1/3, Canis submitted Azteca for the win.
5) El Hijo del Diablo b Dr. Cerebro © [WWS WELTER]
Golden Magic was Cerebro’s second. Apolo was Diablo’s second and interfering. Hijo del Diablo took 2/3 to win the champion. Dr. Cerebro falls on the first defense. Diablo is the 10th champion since the title came to IWRG…when Cerebro beat Diablo for it back in 2010.

A strong night for evil, especially if they’re getting one more in their ranks. Imposible himself didn’t know why he was a tecnico, but that seems to be coming to an end. Didn’t realize the WWS title had come completely full circle until looking up the title histories; the end game here still seems to be a hair match with those two.

Ciudad Juarez luchador Anima I was shot and killed at his burrito stand on Wednesday. His real name was Jesús Ernesto Malacara Castañeda, and he was 35 years old. Anima I wrestled as recently as last month. No suspect was found; the murder took place during a shift change at the Social Security building where Anima’s stand was located. Anima fought as recently as last month, defending the local Ciudad Juarez tag titles with Anima II against Hijo de Medico Asesino and Pagano. A story about Anima I’s career confirms Anima II & Anima III were his brothers and mentions Anima I left wrestling for years due to an foot injury suffered in a card accident.

CMLL Informa talked to Amapola and the Guerreros about upcoming titles matches, but the big news from the show came from the opening segment, where Julio Cesar Rivera, Miguel Reducino and Olimpico heavily pushed the Dia de Muertos shows. They’re pushing these as the biggest shows since the Anniversary show and announcing the matches much earlier in advance than usual.

CMLL (FRI) 10/31/2014 Arena México
1) Hombre Bala & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Raziel, Virus
3) Máximo, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Cavernario, Felino, Hechicero
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Vangellys
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Thunder
6) Rush vs Último Guerrero

The Rush/UG singles mach seemed like the direction they were heading the last couple of weeks and of course Ultimo Guerrero hinted as much. The other story about that is normal wrestlers in CMLL only know their bookings about a week in advance, while Ultimo Guerrero somehow knew his matches many weeks in advance. But I think we knew Ultimo Guerrero is not a normal wrestler. UG is 2-1 against Rush in normal matches.

The general idea with both of these cards seems to be the rudos (or at least some of the wrestlers) dressing up in scary/Halloween costumes to give the matches a different look. Olimpico had bodypaint on to show what it may look like. I hope Thunder dresses up as Frankenstein (not the luchador.) Olimpico also teased a big surprise for this show. Both of these shows are free for children in costume and this is about the time where Mistico was expected to be back in the ring, and maybe that surprise is reintroducing him in front of a heavy kid’s audience.

Second matches have gotten really good since we’re no longer able to seem them. Tercera also looks good.

CMLL (SUN) 11/02/2014 Arena México
1) Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Mercurio
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs Dallys la Caribeña, La Seductora, Zeuxis
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hombre sin Nombre, Morphosis, Olímpico
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas © vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush [MEX TRIOS]
Peste Negra are champions, 3rd defense
6) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero

First rematch of the mask match in Arena Mexico (though rematches have been billed at small shows.) Atlantis probably isn’t kicking out of the Guerrero Special.

Semimain is the missing trios title match from the Anniversary show, barring any surprise vacations. The Ingobernables shouldn’t lose two title matches in a row at this point, but then they shouldn’t be booked on tecnico sides at this point at they still air so who knows.

Note Hombre sin Nombre and Kraneo are in the ‘wrong’ matches. It looks like Hombre sin Nombre got demoted already and the idea of the new trio may be over before it got going. Morphosis and Olimpico are back in Arena Mexico after a long absence.

TerceraCaida had an all highlight edition of the show, with the Sin Cara interview from the WWE Mexico shows.

AAA hasn’t announced it’s card for 11/17 in Leon quite yet, but Los Psycho Circus revealed they’ll be facing the Hell Brothers in an interview hyping the match. That’s a rematch from Heroes Inmortales.

The NCAA (college sports) in the US will start selling team colored lucha libre style masks. Lucha masks have been showing very occasionally at US sports events for the last few years – there’s always a San Diego Charger fan in a Rey Misterio mask, and it’s always hilarious when they show a Steelers fan wearing a yellow and black mask without knowing it’s a Septiembre Negro mask.

I would classify the Underground Luchadore tumbler as “insanely fired up for Wednesday’s premiere” based on the latest tumblr post. Paul Heyman’s pre-show speech at Barely Legal fired up.

Even more AULL awards
Best Participation In School vs School battles: AULL, IWRG, Konkreto Gym.
Which Team Should Get A Trios Shot: Los Incontenibles (Euro, Filder y Dante), Los Nexos (Psicópata, Casi Muerto y Decadente), Los Insurrectos (Ave Negra, Ironía y Discordia), Los Tigres de Metal (Oro, Plata y Bronce), Los Cadetes del Amor (Angel de la Noche, Angel del Amor y Rey Krystal)

ChilangaMask announced a 12/21 Coliseo Coacalco show, teasing a cage match.

Arena Xalapa is bringing in Dinamitas, Trio Fantasia, Skayde, Black Terry and Shu el Guerrero for their 11/02 Crazy Man/Tigre Cosmico mask match show.

Angel de Oro/Rey Escorpion, Virus still very good at wrestling

CMLL (TUE) 10/21/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Akuma & Inquisidor Super Comando b Leono & Robin
2) Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico b Aéreo, Angelito, Astral
3) Arkángel de la Muerte, Cancerbero, Raziel b Black Panther, Pegasso, Star Jr.
Skandalo was announced, but replaced on Monday by Arkangel due to injury suffered on Sunday. Rudos took 1/3, Raziel submitting Black Panther
4) Virus b Cachorro [lightning]  (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Virus beat Cachorro in 9 minutes of a good match.
5) Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado b Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr.
Stuka jumped onto Pierroth during the anthem to take the first fall, but the rudos took 2/3, Sagrado beating Fuego in the third.
6) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Marco Corleone b Rey Escorpión, Shocker, Thunder
Tecnicos took 2/3, Angel de Oro defeating Rey Escorpion with a mecedora and demanding a title shot.

I haven’t seen the lightning match yet, but I’ve heard only good things. Alexis says Skandalo’s injury was serious, but Triton injury was just a scare. Skandalo mentioned on Facebook that he had surgery. He’s had a tough couple of years health wise.

CMLL (TUE) 10/21/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Divino & Metatrón b Jocker & Thunder Boy
Tecnicos took 1/3, Divino beat Jocker.
2) Demonio Maya, Demonio Rojo, Satara b Magnus, Starman, Stigma
Rudos took 2/3, Rojo beat Starman with a piledriver variation
3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, La Vaquerita b Amapola, Makoto, Narumiya
Tecnicos took 1/3, Goya Kong plancha on all the rudas.
4) Dragon Lee, Máscara Dorada, Valiente b Boby Zavala, Maléfico, Pólvora
Tecnicos took 1/3
5) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Rush b Bárbaro Cavernario, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3.

A show. Semimain sounds like it may have been good.

CMLL Informa will have Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Amapola, Sandra Granados as guests. The last will be there to talk about CMLL’s special shows on 10/31 and 11/02.

Tercera Caida haven’t announced their guests yet, but they’re also on 5 pm.

The main event of the 11/15 UFC debut show in Arena Ciudad de Mexico is off, since heavyweight champion and centerpiece of the show Cain Velasquez is out with a knee injury. They’re set up a interim title match, will be offering refunds next week and there’s other Latin American fighters on the show, but it seems to hurt the impact of the show. Then again, the lack of top Mexican wrestler didn’t seem to hurt WWE too bad in Mexico City.

They’re still selling tickets based on Dr. Wagner Jr. facing Ultimo Guerrero in Merida, even though Ultimo Guerrero has said he won’t be there. Betting their won’t be refunds there.

LuchaWorld has CMLL Lucha Azteca 10/18/14

Segunda Caida reviews Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Cavernario, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero and Lucha Azteca 08/30.

Voices of Wrestling debuts a new lucha libre column, reviewing 10 matches.

AULL has more award nominations:
Best Tag: Yakuza & Chucho el Roto, Tormento & Samael, Terry 2000 & Iron Love
Best Trio: Apocalípticos, Diabolicos, Bastardos
Best Stellar Rudo: Leviatham, Romano Garcia, and Herejia.
Best Stellar Tecnico: Yakuza, Chucho el Roto, and Yakuza.

Kraneo says he and Mije have special plans for the Dia de Muertos shows, including new outfits.

La Mascara talks about being an Ingobernable, says he’s passionate about wrestling.

Nino Hamburugesa is happy with his recent wins.

Preview of this weekend’s ChilangaMask show.

Marcela is doing another seminar for WUW in New York on 11/08.

The Gladiatores interviews Reina Dorada


CMLL (TUE) 10/28/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Metatrón vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Star Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Guerrero Negro Jr.
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Super Porky vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
5) Rey Escorpión © vs Ángel de Oro [CMLL LH]
Rey Escorpion is champ, 12th defense.
6) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys

Angel de Oro is 0-5 in singles title matches; this is his first shot at one since losing to Polvora last March. Angel de Oro really needs a good singles match. Rey Escorpion, who hasn’t been helped by the Dragon Rojo turn and then the Dragon Rojo injury, could help someone else out here.

CMLL (TUE) 10/28/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Brillante & Virgo vs Infierno & Ráfaga
2) Leo & Sky Kid vs Artillero & Súper Comando
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany
4) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Tiger
5) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Shocker

Panthers back together to fight the Japanese and Tiger.

XMW (SAT) 11/29/2014 Centro de Convenciones, Tlalnepantla, Estado de México
1) Impulso vs Keira, Psycho King, Dave The Clown [Copa Fusion Ichiban]
2) Dinastía & Sexy Lady vs Felina Metalica & Mini Psicosis
3) Mickie Knuckles vs Ludark Shaitan © [FUSION KAWAII]
4) Pagano & Snick Boy vs Joe Lider & Terremoto and Demoledor & Wotan and Aero Boy & Violento Jack

An XMW anniversary show. Ludark has been working in Indiana with Mickie Knuckles so this continues the exchange program.

Puebla, NJPW/CMLL, Electroshock

CMLL (MON) 10/20/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque]
1) Arkalis & Milenium b Blue Center & Guerrero Espacial
Young tecnicos took 2/3
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. b Akrón, King Jaguar, Siki Ozama Jr.
3) Kamaitachi, Okumura, Olímpico b Blue Panther, Fuego, Pegasso
Pegasso replaced Triton (injury on Sunday.) Olimpico submitted Panther.
4) Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr., Titán b Hombre sin Nombre, Kráneo, Morphosis
5) Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3, Atlantis beating UG and challenged for a trios title next week

I didn’t expect we’d see Triton here but it doesn’t seem like a great sign.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

NJPW and CMLL had a meeting at CMLL’s offices on Friday. Tiger Hattori and Naoki Sugabayashi were pictured meeting with Paco Alonso  and Panico. (BUSHI was also around Mexico this weekend – he posted a photo of a dinner with Maximo at an excellent Korean BBQ.) The article teases it as talk about FantasticaMania and perhaps more than that. The list of wrestlers going over for FantasticaMania usually comes out after the next NJPW tour, so it’d make sense for them to work that out now. I wonder if the topic of NJPW wrestlers in CMLL might come up. Outside of Kamaitachi, no NJPW wrestler has been to CMLL in a year. I was told this was a CMLL call, feeling they had so many wrestlers – and so many foreign wrestlers with Marco and Thunder – that they didn’t want to take on anyone else. (This issue doesn’t seem to apply to either Mr. Cacao or the REINA women.) NJPW has it’s own issues with an crowded roster but has still been using CMLL wrestlers.

Speaking of them, CMLL preview of today’s Arena Mexico show builds the main event off Thunder and Marco Corleone facing off. The full main event is Angel de Oro, Atlantis, and Marco versus Rey Escorpion, Shocker and Thunder. Cachorro vs Virus is tonight’s lightning match and possibly the best match on the show – I’ll post it on Twitter after CMLL uploads it.

There’s a 15 second promo airing on Unimas for Lucha Underground. It’s really happening

Following up on the TV vignette, there’s an Electroshock text interview where he also teases retirement. Electroshock says he was upset about losing at TripleMania, upset about the crowd cheering Mesias over him, upset that none of this would’ve happened if Antonio Pena was till around. Electroshock says he doesn’t like AAA, Sociedad, Mesias or Cibernetico and suggests he may be retiring. It seems more likely building to some change to freshen up his character.

Black Terry has photos of a Monday night show at Arena de Lucha Libre Jesus Carranza in Mexico City and and video of drunk? antics.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and this week’s PosterMania.

Jack Evans is a new dad.

This week’s Box Y Lucha and Luchas 2000 have Heroes Inmortales results on the corner. Not much WWE, but maybe that’ll be more next week.

Arena Lopez Mateos is holding year end awards via Facebook fan voting
El Mejor Master de Masters: Negro Navarro, Canek or Solar
Mejor Preliminarista: X Corpio, El Militar or Arana Negra II
Los Mejores Visitantes: Traumas, Violento Jack/Aero Boy or Mike Segura/Freelance
Mejor Referee: El Jhony, El Charmin, or Pompin Jr.
Revelacion Ruda: Ironia, Ave Negra, or Discordia
Revelacion Tecnica: Sky Fly, Shibata, or Rey Inmortal
Espectacular: Spider Boy, Sadico, Pegazus

Ultimo Guerrero’s weekend included fouling Atlantis in Arena Lopez Mateos and losing to a local wrestler in Morelos.

CMLL posted highlight videos of the past week. Diamante Azul is #1 on their top 10 list for some reason, Xavier Cruz Jr. & Acertijo are 10th.

AAA’s schedule now includes the 11/17 Leon, 11/22 Tlaxcala and 11/28 Gimansio Juan de la Barrera tapings. No matches yet; maybe next week for those?

A sports show was taping something lucha related at Arena Lopez Mateos.

Rey Misterio Sr. called the current lucha libre in Auditorio de Tijuana “a disgrace” and said people area only in lucha for the money now. (The people only in it for the money now who would seem to include people who sell their names and bill them as their sons for extra money, I’d have to guess.)

Corsario de Fuego kept the NWA Mexico Welterweight Championship in Xalapa.

DJ Spectro has a post about Mora Promotions bringing together all three Mexico City based promotions for the first in one show in 1986. I think it was PWO where there was a recent thread asking about how UWA and EMLL ended up working together – this seems like the lead in to that, but maybe someone should ask Spectro for what he thinks happened.

The De 2 A 3 Caidas tries to figure out what’s next for CMLL and AAA.

The DTU press conference is Friday at 3pm.

Today is the 59th Anniversary of Arena Coliseo Monterrey’s founding.


CMLL (MON) 10/27/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Paris vs Centauro de Fuego & Guerrero Espacial
2) Leono, Robin, Starman vs Ares, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Pólvora
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker
5) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero © vs Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente [CMLL TRIOS]

This would be the third defense for the champs and it’s likely they get it. Rey Apocalispis gets his first segunda here. The young Puebla locals seem generally much better than they were earlier this year, but they specifically have something in Rey Apocalispis. He’s very good already, though this will be a different sort of test facing an all CMLL DF trio.