Delta & Maya defeat Cavernario & Hechicero, DTU in Arena Aficion

DTU (TUE) 12/16/2014 Arena Aficion [DTU (1), DTU (2), DTU (3), DTU (4), DTU (5), DTU (6)]
1) El Junior, El Nene, Kalibus b Concord, Concord Fly, Corazon Latino
2) Ángel o Demonio, Artikus, Rocky Lobo b Jimmy, Kevin, Ovett
Malkriads interfered to cost the Nerds the match.
3) Cíclope & Yuriko b Chica Ye-Ye & Violento Jack
Ciclope declared he’d win his title back in Arena Lopez Mateos
4) Aero Boy b Drastik Boy © [DTU AI]
New champion!
5) Black Fire & Slayer Pack b Crazy Boy & Niño Hamburguesa [DTU NEXO, semifinal]
Fire & Pack advance to face Rocky Lobo & Jinzo in the tournament final on Saturday.
6) Colmillo Blanco L Miedo Extremo, Crazy King, Jorge El Intruso, Ursus, Dance Boy, Paranoiko, Hacker, Amo de la Noche, Talaxys, Príncipe Halcón, Siniestro [mask, hair, cage]
Principe Halcon took Colmillo Blanco’s hair after Ciclope interfered. Full list of participants unconfirmed.

Aeroboy’s first Alto Impacto title reign, and the third title change of the year (Jinzo->Septimo Dragon->Drastick Boy->Aeroboy) Tercera Caida has a lot of highlights of the DTU show and this should air there (though maybe it’ll take a week to catch up.)

I think Black Fire & Slayer Pack are winning the DTU NEXO tag team titles, and where else are you going to get DTU title match predictions.

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 12/16/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Sensei b Apocalipsis & El Rebelde
2) Aéreo, Fantasy, Shockercito b Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Universo 2000
3) Soberano Jr., Star Jr., Starman DQ Cholo, Metálico, Ramstein
Cholo & Ramstein fouled Star Jr. & Soberano Jr and pulled their masks.
4) Blue Panther Jr. b Sangre Azteca [lightning]  (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Panther Jr. nudo lagunero in 6:34
5) Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. © b Bárbaro Cavernario & Hechicero [Arena Coliseo TAG]
Tecnicos took 1/3 to keep their titles. Third defense for Maya & Delta. They won clean, though the crowd favored the challengers and booed the result. Guerrero Maya Jr. still wants his super libre match with Hechicero.
6) Rey Cometa, Super Porky, Valiente b Ephesto, Hombre sin Nombre, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3.

All tecnico wins. Semimain sounds really good, as expected. It seems to take everyone two tries to win the titles and it would not be a surprise to see Cavernario & Hechicero get another shot come this spring. Meanwhile, Guerrero Maya is doing a wonderful job of building up a match in CMLL that only ChilangaMask will actually book.

Today’s Lucha Underground has pretty much everyone in action. There will be two 10 person matches, an elimination match and a battle royal, and Lucha Underground has just enough people to fill out those matches. (They appeared to be surprises on the show, but they’ve been advertising them all week so it doesn’t feel spoiler-ish.) Blue Demon is not back, but the guys who Mil Muertes obliterated do return. There’s a teaser up – it appears to be the elimination match even though there’s a battle royal graphic.

The Lucha Underground Twitter reminded people they’re off for the year after today’s show, then back for 31 shows. We knew that, but it never occurred me until now that means they’re running all the way to August 5th if things go right. The original schedule had them taking off the summer, but then it got nudged back a little bit and the holidays causing them a skip a couple episodes stretches it out more. The plan is to run 40 episodes a year, and they might have simply a 6-8 weeks before starting up again.

I totally missed this, but go watch this match from IWRG (should start around 6:40). Look way into the background, and then be surprised as AYM does some accidentally good camera work as Toscano starts to attack fans. Nothing seems to come of this.

If you share this photo of Omar Brunetti & Gallo on your Facebook wall by Thursday at noon, you can get free tickets to Sunday’s CMLL show. Not sure why they’re using GDL lucahdors for a Mexico City only contest (except “all luchadors are all luchadors”.) There were only 13 people who shared it when I checked today, so your odds are pretty good.

CMLL Informa should be today at 5. Haven’t seen a preview.

LuchaWorld has a recap of 12/06/2014 Lucha Azteca.

DoradaFan has music videos of 10/07/14 and and 10/14/14 CMLL, as well as text lists of his picks for best dives of the year in CMLL and part of his AAA best dive list.

SegundaCaida reviews Héctor Garza, Máximo, Negro Casas vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

The second part of AAA’s audio analysis for Guerra de Titanes is up on Soundcloud.

SuperLuchas has an interview with the Ojo de Halcons. Ojo de Halcon Sr. is Junior’s uncle.

SuperLuchas look back at events on past December 17s include an apuesta win for El Santo.

DJ Spectro writes about Gran Hamada vs El Signo and the 1970 EMLL year end award.

Flamita’s latest match in Japan.


Pegasso replaces Rey Cometa on the Saturday debut show.

IWRG (SUN) 12/21/2014 Arena Naucalpan
***Arena Naucalpan 37th Anniversary***
1) Dragón Celestial & Metaleón vs Araña de Plata & Hip Hop Man
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Apolo Estrada Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Electro Boy, Imposible
3) Emperador Azteca, Pantera I, Suicida vs Chicano, Eterno, Oficial 911
4) Black Terry & Negro Navarro vs Trauma I & Trauma II
5) Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs X-Fly, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000, Oficial AK47, Máscara Sagrada, Súper Nova, Canis Lupus [cage, hair, mask]

Oficial AK47 and x-Fly seem the favorites to lose, but Pirata Sr. or Mascara Sr. aren’t impossible. Just unlikely.

Terry/Navarro vs Traumas rematch.

CMLL (TUE) 12/23/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Robin vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Leono, Magnus, Sensei vs Artillero, Canelo Casas, Súper Comando
3) Soberano Jr., Starman, Stigma vs Cholo, Nitro, Raziel
4) Marcela vs Zeuxis [lightning]
5) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Super Porky vs Morphosis, Olímpico, Tiger
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Felino, Kráneo, Terrible

Holiday vacations: semimain Morphosis & Olimpico. No Star Jr. or Ramstein in the tercera, but maybe they’ll pop up later.

CMLL (TUE) 12/23/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Reycko & Virgo vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Astral, Meteoro, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito
3) Esfinge, Gallo, Tritón vs Hombre sin Nombre, Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Blue Panther Jr., The Panther, Titán vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Boby Zavala, Mr. Águila
5) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Thunder

Semimain might be good depending on which Mr. Aguila shows up.

CaraLuchas (THU) 12/25/2014 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) ? vs ??
2) Kilvan & Yoruba vs Arceus & Rayo Star and Alfa & Omega
3) Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic, Metaleón vs Dinamic Black, Hijo de Clímax, Imposible
4) Andy Boy, Danger King, Guerrero Mixtico vs Apolo Estrada Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma I
5) Súper Nova © vs Trauma II [UWA JLH]
6) Negro Navarro © vs Hechicero (CMLL) [FLLM MASTER]

The start of a deluge of the usual Christmas Day shows. (Don’t count on anything being taped because there’s a lot of places to be.) Main event should be great, semimain was at least interesting when they met in IWRG. Fourth match is listed as Neza Boys versus Gringos and I think Trauma I needs to wear the big USA flag top hat.

Skyman was supposed to be back in the segunda, but is still not able to return. Three months turned out to be a conservative estimate.