taped 2014-08-15 @ Arena México
Universal Tournament notes: there are no good notes. I did end up watching the Azteca version, but I don’t think the extra 4-5 minutes would have made this any less a waste of life.
CMLL’s show tonight continues the Guerreros versus Ingobernables feud. Sombra, Rush and Mascara face Euforia, Ultimo Guerrero and psuedo-Guerrero Thunder. They’ve already done a singles match out of this feud, so it seems as if a trios title match should e coming, maybe in the next week or two. CMLL doesn’t have any other feuds going on this show, but the Barbaro Cavernario/Blue Panther lightning match sounds interesting.
Yesterday’s All Elite press conference announced their Liga Elite tournament. Volador Jr., Ultimo Guerrero, LA Park, Chavo Guerrero, Rush, Hernandez, La Sombra, Zumbi, Super Nova, Atlantis, Xtreme Tiger and Dr. Wagner Jr. are the field. Those guys are in top three matches of the two announced cards. Each luchador will earn 3 points for their team winning a tag match (and there will be a third show with just tag matches.) Three shows with singles matches among these twelve will follow, with winners getting five points each. After those six shows, there will be a tournament with the top four point winners and a losers tournament for the four lowest score, where the loser will have to give up his mask, hair, or “something else.”
This is incredible concept, mostly because it’s incredibly unlikely any of these people would be willing to lose their mask and hair in a tournament and Chavo & Hernandez really don’t have either. I wonder if All Elite has told the person who’s losing about that outcome, or if they’ve picked a person at all. It probably doesn’t matter, making it to show seven seems a big reach for this promotion. It looks like Super Nova was the only one of the 12 who was the press conference, which may or may not be a sign. The promoters insisted LA Park is wrestling on these shows, saying LA Park was told he would be out two months and it’s two months after that point. (It’s not really; it’s a week short of two months from when he first starting missing matches and Park didn’t get surgery right away.)
Chris DeJoseph said Lucha Underground resumes taping January 17th. That’ll be the week after the title tournament, as we understand how the TV is supposed to work right now. (That’s changed so many times, so it’s just a guess.) The first episode from the new block wouldn’t air until February 4th. They’ll have a bit of time to edit shows after they air, it’ll be the first time they’ll be in production while shows are airing.
Photographic proof that Magnus actually went to Europe. Maybe CMLL has a secret anti-primera bias and Cholo has been having all these great adventures we’ve never heard about.
Segunda Caida starts a Hector Garza marathon.
Rob has highlights of 07/11/14 CMLL.
Voices of Wrestling has a review of last Sunday’s CMLL on Terra show.
Yahoo Deportez’s Gonzalez Lopez Peralta is teaching a class on photographing lucha libre.
+LuchaTV has highlights of Holkan vs Imperio Negro
There will be a lucha libre expo in Puebla on 11/22 and 11/23.
I didn’t list the Teleformula show because I have no idea what is going to air. I’ve got it recording, we’ll find it together. Note that, if you have the right cable package and internet access, you can see shows from Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi, Monterrey, Mexico City and wherever the heck they taped this thing on the air between 5-7pm CT every Sunday. There’s plenty of lucha TV on the air in the US, it’s just not anything people know about (or want to watch.)
== AAA ==
Heroes Inmortales! Finally! They’ve got five matches and three to air, so your guess is as good as mine.
== Lucha Underground ==
“Border Crossing” – Mascarita Sagrada debuts, Mil Muertes gets another squash, and Fenix, Drago and Pentagon Jr. try to make names for themselves.
== CMLL ==
FOX2: listed at 10 this week, they should have Ultimo Guerrero vs Rush.
Azteca: Rush/UG build, a good TRT match and women’s match that wasn’t quite good. Might the Maximo/Rey Escorpion match be snuck in here?
52MX: Ephesto, Mephsito, Shocker vs Azul, Marco, Rush. Panthers vs Kamaitachi/Okumura/Tiger looks good.
Claro: Atlantis vs UG.
C3: The return of Dragon Rojo, teaming with Panther & Sombra versus Mephisto, Bucanero and Terrible.
TVC Deportes (Puebla): Guerreros vs Atlantis/Maximo/Valiente in the start of a feud. Rey Apocalipsis alert!
Terra Sunday: Felino, Kraneo, Mr. Niebla vs Panther, Azul, Dragon
== Other ==
Noches de Coliseo: reruns
IWRG (LAS/AYM): Golden magic, Relampago, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Hijo del Diablo, Eterno