12/06-07 lucha times


== AAA ==

DF part 1. The preview

== Lucha Underground ==

The Top of the Ladder

Prince Puma, Johnny Mundo and Big Ryck fight each other; the first Luchador to climb the ladder will claim Cueto’s prize.

IMPORTANT NOTE: my order of episodes was wrong. The show I had listed for this week – with some 10 person matches – is NOT the on airing this week. This is one of the two shows where I don’t have a match listing, so your guess is as good as mine. I suspect we’ll find out at least one more match when the teasers come out.

(That 10 man should now be the one following this, and might be the last before the holiday break.)

== CMLL ==

FOX2: Terrible, Thunder, UG vs Atlantis, La Mascara and Volador. This was top 3 matches based on the video preview.

Azteca: a mostly forgetable show where Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Kamaitachi, Okumura and Virus have a match that’s not as interesting as it reads.

52MX: Marco, Maximo, Valiente vs Felino, Negro Casas, Ultimo, with the hair match feuds making it to GDL. Sagrado faces Gallo and the Panthers face Misterioso/Puma/Tiger.

Claro: Volador vs Mephisto.

C3: Dragon Lee chases down Virus and a Cavernario, Hechicero, Negro Casas vs Delta, Guerrero Maya and Mascara Dorada main event.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): got pulled off the schedule on Wednesday, and may have aired Thursday morning but I couldn’t get a feed working. Will try to get one on Monday but who knows.

Terra Sunday: Marco vs Terrible. There’s a chance one of them will be bald! (Neither will be bald.)

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: reruns

IWRG (LAS/AYM): back airing, completely randomlly. Maybe the trainee show.

great match roundup, week of 2014-10-04

Good/Great/Excellent matches
AAA on Televisa: 2014-10-04
taped 2014-09-14 @ Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo
Dinastía, Jennifer Blake, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya Valkyrie: [GOOD]

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-10-04
taped 2014-09-23 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Gallo, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Maléfico, Okumura, Virus: [GOOD]

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-10-04
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-10-04 – stupid dumb tournament again

Matches To Watch Later
CMLL on Terra: 2014-10-05
taped 2014-10-05 @ Arena Coliseo
Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Bam Bam, Stukita, Pierrothito, Pequeño Universo 2000, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito, Pequeño Nitro, Fantasy, Aéreo, Acero, Angelito in a Number One Contenders Match for the CMLL World Pequeño Estrellas Championship – I can’t remember if I watched this.

Cerbero beat IWRG, Guadalajara, Sabado Popular

CMLL (TUE) 12/02/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Martes de Glamour]
1) Robin & Stigma b Jocker & Sádico
Sadico replaced Evola.
2) Astral, Meteoro, Último Dragoncito b Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Kráneo, Morphosis, Olímpico b Stuka Jr., Super Porky, Tritón
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Rey Cometa b Sagrado [lightning]
5) Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Máximo, Volador Jr.
UG snuck in a foul on Volador.

That main event sets up the Volador/UG match for next week.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG FILL (WED) 12/03/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG]
1) Magic Dragon & Vardeus b Skanda & Voltar
2) Guerrero 2000, Psique, Sexy Girl b Aguila Oriental, Chicanito, Dragón Blanco
3) Adrenalina, Aramis, Black Drago b Magnum 44, Último Caballero, Vampiro Metálico II
4) Merceneario De La Muerte, Payaso De Plata, Payaso Extremo b Black Niko, Galaxy, Marduck
5) Anubis Black, Extraño, Hip Hop Man b Black Angel, Blue Monsther, Fly Boricua
Hip Hop Man has declared himself to be the Messi of lucha libre.
6) Balack, Danger King, Energía, Impacto, Moto Cross, Principe Negro, Rayo Star, Skull Metal b Araña de Plata Jr., Dragón Celestial, Electro Boy, Metaleon, Power Bull, Shadow Boy, Sky Ángel [Copa Higher Power]
FILL vs Sexy Gym (Dr. Cerbero) trainees rematch. Shadow Boy and Metaleon replaced Atomik Star & Saruman. Energía replaced Arkanos. Danger King snuck in a foul on Metaleon and Arkanos got the pn for the win.

IWRG recap says it was a “clear foul”, but perhaps I’m not sure I trust IWRG reporting on IWRG losses.

CMLL Informa had segments on Infierno en el Ring (where Shocker walked off halfway thru), the Sabado Coliseo concept and Estrellita’s injury. Estrellita talked about her injury in the first segment. They showed clips of it (during the segment and in the end of the show highlight reel) – it turned into build for an Estrellita/Dalys feud. Estrellita’s said to be out a month, so that wouldn’t start until 2015.

TerceraCaida returned last night with three weeks of highlights in one hour. Jose Manuel talks about their absence (which had a bit to do with other programming commitments.)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

DJ Spectro writes about Aristoteles II losing his mask.

CMLL has a preview of 10 possible Infierno en el Ring finals.

At a press conference for an upcoming Leyendas Inmortales show, Mascara Ano 2000 says the two things which he wants to still accomplish is to take Canek’s mask and Heavy Metal’s hair. They pushed the Metal/Mascara match a bit.

El Patron Alberto was given a lifetime achievement medal in San Luis Potsoi. He hasn’t even won the AAA title yet!

Lucha Memes added another match to their 12/21 show: Guardianes de las Galaxia (Psyco Kid, Benji Maverck, Astro de Oro, Kastigador) vs the IWRG Tortugas Ninjas, with the winner getting a holiday dance from edecan Ysabella. I hope her dance isn’t from the Nutcracker.

Yo Influyo has a piece about Arena Mexico as one of the historical Mexico City buildings. The article says Lutteroth got the property cheap. The previous owner was planning to run a boxing show in the (old) Arena Mexico, but the building was destroyed by a huge rain storm on the day it was opened, and the devastated owners sold it to him for little.

Flamita’s match from Wednesday is up on DailyMotion.

Voices of Wrestling has a recap of the 11/16 CMLL Terra show (Titan/Polvora) show.


CMLL (SAT) 12/20/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Flyer vs Artillero
2) Soberano Jr. vs Disturbio
3) Hombre Bala Jr. vs Okumura
4) Fuego vs Boby Zavala
5) Rey Cometa vs Sagrado
6) Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hechicero & Hombre sin Nombre
7) Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Ephesto, Mephisto

Just one week ago, Panico explained this card as one where you’d see mostly trainees in the undercard and reguar CMLL wrestlers in the top matches. That’s not what this card looks like at all. Cometa vs Sagrado being treated as a semimain on a ‘full strength’ Guadalajara show and then being third from the top here is particularly odd. Perhaps the bigger names are to establish the show, but it seems more like there was a change in thought.

Maybe this changed from focusing on new wrestlers to focusing on a new format? A bunch of one fall singles match, a tag match and a name main event is a lot more like the 1960s lineups I’ve been looking at then the 2010 ones.

There’s no mention of TV or anything like that. These matches should still be good, but that possibility was more interesting when we’d get to see new people.