AAA in DF, CMLL show tonight

AAA (THU) 12/18/2014 Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [AAA (1), AAA (2), AAA (3), AAA (4), AAA (5), AAA (SoundCloud)]
1) Jennifer Blake & La Jarochita b Cinthia Moreno & Sexy Lady
Jennifer beat Cinthia.
2) Dinastía, Mini Drago, Octagoncito b Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, Mini Murder Clown
3) Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
4) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans b Joe Lider, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.
Joe Lider replaced Silver King.
5) El Elegido, Electroshock, La Parka b Chessman, Cibernético, Daga
Zorro (knee – appeared to apologize for missing the show) was replaced by Daga (back from injury.)

A free sponsored show. Parka gave out gifts to end the night. Daga returning from his injury is a nice sign.

Sexy Star and Blue Demon weren’t there, because they were at the Univison Deportes awards. Blue Demon’s El Rey role is possibly his career best: he shows up to award shows as a famous, he’s treated as a ominous threat, but he almost never wrestles and he put over the lead rudo when he does. This exactly meets my level of Blue Demon interest.

CMLL’s main event tonight is Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Shocker versus Volador, Atlantis, and Maximo. Volador & Bucanero are feuding. CMLL already announced the Welterweight cibernetico for next week, and a Volador/Bucanero singles match would fit with that. The other possible TV matches are an Ingobernable vs Thunder/UG/Euforia trios and a Cavernario/Dragon Rojo lightning match. On Twitter, Sombra’s said this is his last match in DF for the year. Dark Angel’s said the same. The Mexican tradition is to return to your hometown (or the hometown of your parents) for the holiday season, so this weekend might be the last show of the year in DF for a few people.

CMLL also has a preview of Saturday’s show. Instead of the youth concept, they’re pushing it as a throw back to the lineups of the 1930s when Arena Coliseo was opened (“bring your bowler hat and moccasins if a male and your big hat and gloves if you’re a woman”) instead of the original concept. The preview notes Star Jr. & Sobreano Jr. are going with “El Principes del Ring” as a team name. There’s no TV deal announced with the Saturday’s show, but CMLL tapes lots of stuff they never end up using and I’d suspect this show will be another one of those things.

LuchaWorld has a recap of CMLL Informa.

Segunda Caida reviews Taichi, Terrible, Texano Jr. vs Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza.

SuperLuchas writes about cards from December 18th, including a Fuerza Guerrera vs Aguila Solitaria title match and reprints their obit for Pedro Septien on the one year anniversary of his passing.

Electroshock has apparently been drinking for two months straight, but someone finally helps him out in this skit from AAA’s TV

The 12/20 Arena Olimpico Laguna main event has been changed around, with the guys booked on Arena Coliseo removed.

Hijo de Rey Misterio is in the Chicago area this weekend.

LV (video) and Voices of Wrestling have reviews of this week’s Lucha Underground.

Voices of Wrestling also has a review of random lucha libre matches. Someone chooses to watch Demon Clown vs Hijo de Dos Caras.

CMLL stellar moments for the week.

Ultimo Guerrero talks about losing his mask, notes that he used to walk around anonymously but now people come up to him for photos and autographs all the time.

12/20-21 lucha times


== AAA ==

Tuxtla Guiterrez part 1, which is who knows. Best of episodes could also slip in at any time; it’s hilariously possible for the Aerostar/Super Fly match not to air until the end of January, though there’s a chance another match of theirs could air this week.

== Lucha Underground ==

Off until January 7th.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: No video preview this week, but hopefully Valiente/Cavernario. Main is Ingobernables sv Shocker/Thunder/UG

Azteca: Infierno en el Ring, a bad cage match.

52MX: Volador vs Ultimo Guerrero. Not sure the point of doing the women’s cibernetico without airing it, so maybe it’ll bump out a higher positioned match.

Claro: A bleh card with Atlantis, Sombra, Marco vs Casas, Shocker, Thunder

C3: Deta/Maya vs Cavernario/Hechicero. It’s interesting to note the two shows which aren’t produced by CMLL (this and Puebla) will edit the shows to put a great important match last even if it didn’t take that place that way. It’s almost as if they have a better idea of what’s a draw (to a TV audience) than the people who run the shows.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): I’m not entirely sure this aired last week – entutele says it was pulled off the lineup at the last second – and the stream has still not returned so it’s no sure thing it’ll ever be back. (If anyone can record this show and send it to me, please let me know.) Ephesto, Mephisto, Shocker vs Atlantis, Dorada and Valiente is the main event.

Terra Sunday: Fuego vs Polvora in the lightning match, Delta, Maya, Pegasso vs Zavala, Puma, Tiger, and me trying to reverse engineer a hack again.

== IWRG ==

IWRG (LAS/AYM): Champions show? There’s an airing listed as 3AM tonight on AYM, with who knows what. Tape machines are running.

== Chart ==

Air Time Tape Date Potential Lineup

MEX FS2: 12/20: 12-1p CT

12/12 Mexico Valiente vs Bárbaro Cavernario [lightning]
Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Terrible vs Atlantis, Máximo, Volador Jr.
La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Shocker, Thunder, Último Guerrero

Televisa: 12/20: 3:30-5p CT

UTDN: 12/25: 7:30-9:00p CT

11/30 Tuxtla Australian Suicide & Ivelisse Vélez vs Dark Cuervo & Sexy Star
Aerostar vs Súper Fly
Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr. vs Fénix & Myzteziz
Lucha Underground 1×9

El Rey: 01/07: 7-8p CT

Unimas: 01/10: 3-4p CT

off until 01/07
CMLL on Azteca (US)

Azteca: 12/20 4-5p CT

12/05 Mexico La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Thunder
Felino vs Marco Corleone, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr., Terrible,
Shocker, Bárbaro Cavernario, Rey Bucanero, Máximo, Blue Panther [cage, hair]
CMLL on 52MX

US 12/20: 9-10a CT

MEX 12/20: 8-9p CT

12/09 GDL Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Okumura, Vangellys
Máscara Dorada, Máximo, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto
Volador Jr. vs Último Guerrero
CMLL on Claro Sports

MEX 12/20: 11a-12n CT

12/14 Mexico Dragón Rojo Jr. vs Pólvora [lightning]
Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Vangellys
Atlantis, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Thunder
CMLL on Cadena3

12/20: 7-9p CT

12/16 Mexico Aéreo, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Universo 2000
Soberano Jr., Star Jr., Starman vs Cholo, Metálico, Ramstein
Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. © vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Hechicero [Arena Coliseo TAG]
Rey Cometa, Super Porky, Valiente vs Ephesto, Hombre sin Nombre, Mephisto
CMLL on TVC Deportes (Puebla)

12/22: 4-6p ET

11/10 Puebla Blue Center & Espiritu Negro vs Bengala & Meyer
Pegasso, Star Jr., Starman vs Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Toro Bill Jr.
Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Okumura vs Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa, Stigma
La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Hechicero, Kráneo, Morphosis
Ephesto, Mephisto, Shocker vs Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Valiente
CMLL on Terra

12/21: 5-7ish p CT

12/14 Mexico Molotov & Robin vs Akuma & Inquisidor
Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Hijo del Signo, Metálico, Nitro
Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso vs Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger
Fuego vs Pólvora [lightning]
Blue Panther, Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Hombre sin Nombre, Kráneo
Felino, Mr. Niebla, Thunder vs Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr.
IWRG on AYM Sports/LAS

AMY 12/20: 3-5p

LAS 12/21: 11-1a

AYM 12/22: 9-11p

All times unreliable

12/17 IWRG Galaxy & Sky Ángel vs Araña de Plata & Hip Hop Man
Imposible © vs Metaleón [IWRG IC Light]
Canis Lupus © vs Eterno [IWRG IC WELTER]
Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo © vs Chicano, Danny Casas, Hip Hop Man [EdM Trios]