taped 2014-09-09 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Read More
Mil Muertes b Drago (3:59, Flatliner)
Mascarita Sagrada b Son of Havoc (w/Ivellise) (5:18, front headscissors roll)
Chavo Guerrero Jr. DQ Sexy Star (2:14, ref attack)
Big Ryck b Prince Puma [street fight] (11:17, urange thru a table)
Konnan talked Dario into the street fight, then stole his drink.
King Cuerno watched Drago’s match, then gave him a fireman’s carry powerbomb after the match.
A mystery woman [ex-WWE Angela Fong] watched the Havoc/Sagrada match. Announcers could not identify her and she left before it finished.
Catrina told Dario she and Mil Muertes know the truth behind “the darkness [you’re] keeping locked up with the key”
The Chavo/Sexy match barely got going before Sexy got a chair as revenge. The ref tried to stop her so Sexi threw her down, earning a disqualifaction. Pentagon Jr. ran in to help Chavo, much to the announcer’s confusion. Fenix made the save.
Johnny Mundo dove into the ring to save Puma from an attack by the Crew (who worked the main event 3 on 1). Mundo later smacked Puma with a chair by a mistake, which led directly to the rudos winning. Mundo was apologetic about the mistake but Puma was out. Vampiro took shots at Konnna for letting Prince Puma go in to the street fight 3 on 1 (and generally seemed to be playing more heel.)
Another solid show. Two straight weeks with Big Ryck main events is a bit rough, though he got a lot of help. Castro and Cisco wrestled about half the match, with Ryck sitting in a chair and everyone playing up the numbers advantage. It was a decent way to work around what would’ve been a tougher singles match. They created a few highlights even if it wasn’t on the level of some of the other matches. Mundo’s leap into the ring was crazy and spectacular and they keep ticking that story along. One of my early concerns with this format was long matches not being possible because they have a lot of stuff to accomplish in an hour, but they’ve found ways to have 8, 10, 12 minute matches weekly and that’s a good sign for matches coming up which could use that time.
Mil Muerte versus Drago was a good TV match, and my pick for the best match on the show despite not getting a lot of time. They played big man/little man well (outside of the one ugly powerslam spot.) Mil Muertes looked impressive winning with his undefeated streak noted, and Drago got in enough to still look like a star. I liked how Cuerno took his time getting to the ring to get in the extra shot after the match, it felt like Cuerno was more in control of the situation.
I choose to believe Pentagon saw a chance to be evil and jumped at it, and that’s all the motivation he has. Announcers suggested there was more to it. That angle was probably better than match was going to be and they’re setting up a match next week so fine.
I understand Mundo left another place because politics, but the Lucha Underground promoter paid hit men to end Mundo. Are politics worse than that? [Checks Twitter this week reconsiders position] Mundo’s bit about almost being on top and coming to Lucha Underground to break all the way thru were better.
Sagrada/Havoc came off as as a Mascarita Sagrada exhibition and it worked as that, but Striker interstingly pointed out how Cueto’s been putting Havoc in odd match ups. That may just be his role in reality, the guy they trust to work against untradional opponents, but it made it feel like a storyline arc for a character who didn’t seem likely to get one. (And it’s one continuning next week.) On the other hand, the mystery woman’s appearance seemed completely random and inconsquential. Enjoyed two people teaming up to try and cheat a mini, that’s some strong evil work.
Announcers were less annoying this week!
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Lucha Libre BOOM (TUE) 11/25/2014 Arena Aficion [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Chica Ye-Ye, Demasiado, El Cirujano, Fantasmita b ?
2) Douki, Robbie E, Zema Ion b Erik Santiago, Low Rider, Scott Santiago
3) Ángel o Demonio & Ovett b Aero Boy & Violento Jack
4) Belial, Freelance, Impulso, Suicida b Arez, Cíclope, Drastik Boy, Ninja de Fuego
5) Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Fantasma de la Ópera, Maldito Jr. b Dinamic Black, Pantera, Tony Rivera
Big push for Fantasma de la Opera/Tony Rivera
6) Negro Navarro & Trauma I b Fuerza Guerrera & Juventud Guerrera and Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan
7) Heavy Metal & Myzteziz b Averno & Dr. Wagner Jr.
Results aren’t really important – I’ll give you one guess how that main event ended – but the turnout for this show is amazing. This building has had some very low turnouts, not just for local guys but DTU shows and shows with CMLL wrestlers, to the point where I thought this arena just might be dead. Nope: it looks like there was 80+% turnout out for the debut show (with a lot of people who worked for IWL and apparently know what they’re doing.)
CMLL (TUE) 11/25/2014 Arena México [CMLL, ESTO]
1) Metatrón & Robin b Akuma & Camorra
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito b Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito
3) Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Okumura b Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Súper Halcón Jr.
Arkangel & Canelo Casas replaced Cancerbero & Raziel on Monday.
4) Kamaitachi b Tritón [lightning]
Kamaitachi won in about 7 minutes with a German suplex.
5) Hombre sin Nombre, Sangre Azteca, Virus b Ángel de Oro, Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr.
Sangre Azteca replaced Polvora. Tecnicos took 2/3. Dragon Lee beat Virus.
6) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. DQ Bárbaro Cavernario, Hechicero, Mephisto
Reyes del Atlantida took 1/3, the last when Barbaro desperately fouled Maya.
Maya/Barbaro has some possibilities.
Today’s Lucha Underground show is named “Boyle Heights Street Fight.” In a stunning coincidence, the show will feature a Boyle Heights Street Fight with Prince Puma and Big Ryck. The TV preview
Prince Puma fights Big Ryck in the Boyle Heights Street Fight; Konnan worries he’s made a mistake; all moves are legal.
Can’t believe Konnan would ever make a mistake, this is really going to be an acting stretch for him.
matches taped for the show
Mascarita Sagrada vs Son Of Havoc – might have been a dark match
Drago vs Mil Muertes – teaser clips
Sexy Star vs Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Big Ryck vs Prince Puma [street fight] – teaser clips
The show airs at the normal 8pm ET on the East Coast. The repeat is one hour of earlier this week, at 10pm ET and then again repeats tonight at 1AM ET
I’ll probably have a Lucha Underground recap tonight, but it may be later than usual due to the holidays. The schedule will continue to be erratic the rest of the week.
Rob has a music video of 07/29/14 CMLL with Titan vs Barbaro.
CaraLuchas has a promo about how Belial doesn’t want to team with Oro (so now you’re supposed to pay to see them not get along, I guess?)
+LuchaTV talks to Super Pinocho & Super Muneco about winning Copa MUJAM ten days ago.
Hacha de Guerra took Super Colt’s hair on the WMC show, where Dinamic Black and Guerrero WMC signed for a mask match.
An article about Blue Demon’s chiropractor. Worth clicking on the link just for the billboard.
CMLL (TUE) 12/02/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Leono vs Camorra & Espanto Jr.
2) Lluvia, Marcela, Skadi vs Dalys, La Seductora, Zeuxis
3) Blue Panther Jr., Oro Jr., The Panther vs Puma, Sangre Azteca, Tiger
4) Ángel de Oro vs Hombre sin Nombre [lightning]
5) Dragon Lee, Fuego, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Virus
6) Bárbaro Cavernario, Hechicero, Negro Casas vs Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máscara Dorada
Barbaro/Maya followed up, so it seems like they’re going with it. Delta & Hechicero are back as well, and Casas & Dorada are pretty good as extra guys. That could be a stellar main event. Virus & Dragon Lee keep running into each other in semimian and the Panthers and Felinos meet again in the tercera. Hombre sin Nombre could use a good lightning match.
CMLL (TUE) 12/02/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Robin & Stigma vs Évola & Jocker
2) Astral, Meteoro, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Stuka Jr., Super Porky, Tritón vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Olímpico
4) Rey Cometa vs Sagrado
5) Atlantis, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero
So now it’s going to be this weird thing where we get the lineup for the following week’s Guadalajara show before we have the results, but then we sort of can tell the results based on what matches are now on the show. Cometa/Sagrado is an interesting Sagrado match.
Puebla is pre-empted everywhere. IWRG is pre-empted on the channel I get.
Terra was a mess for my recording. I’m posting the HD version only for anyone who’s cutting the video up for something else, because the sound is completely out of sync. Video may skip a bit and audio goes out of sync a bit even on the lesser quality videos; I need a better way of handling this when the feed goes bad.
C3 will be up later.
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