LuchaRama, lineups, $100 challenge

Black Terry Jr. has pictures of the LuchaRama show, which sounds like it went well. This was the lucha libre expo with a bunch of indy promotions contributing a match. As apparently required on all indy shows, someone dived off a high place. This time, it was Tony of DTU’s Nerds: here’s Terry’s video and +LuchaTV. No full results as of yet.

No IWRG event last night.

Dr. Wagner and Hijo del Ninja are having issues, will have a match at some point.

Kris had this over the weekend: Liga Elite are coming back, with a show in Arena Mexico on 02/01. That’s a Sunday, which makes it very odd. Possibly it’s a noon show and the normal show is at the normal time.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and Poster-Mania

SuperLuchas looks back of shows of December 29th.

Segunda Caida reviews Esfinge, Gallo, Tritón vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Nitro, Nosferatu and a roundup of random CMLL matches. Picking just the good matches is a better strategy. Also, I forgot Nosferatu was a thing, glad he’s not now.

CMLL’s Stellar Moments for the week are up.


CMLL (FRI) 01/02/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro & Reycko vs El Yaqui & Satara
2) Javier Cruz Jr., Sky Kid, Smaker vs El Chakal, Jocker, Sádico
3) Esfinge, Gallo, Omar Brunetti vs Demonio Maya, Maléfico, Ráfaga
4) Dragon Lee, Titán, Valiente vs Felino, Pólvora, Sagrado
5) Blue Panther, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Super Porky vs Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

Oh, it’s a feud. Rayos/Dinamitas is right out of the 90s, Saturday shows are right out of the 30s, so CMLL needs to fill out the timeline with something right out of the 50s (new Medico) and the 70s (a dozen or so guys getting annoyed with the booking and leaving to form a better promotion).

Dragon Lee, who hasn’t been seen since his title match, starts back in circulation here.

CMLL (SAT) 01/03/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala vs Akuma
2) Magnus vs Espanto Jr.
3) Starman vs Cancerbero
4) Súper Halcón Jr. vs Raziel
5) Dragon Lee & Pegasso vs Kamaitachi & Virus
6) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Felino, Niebla Roja, Pólvora
7) Titán © vs Bárbaro Cavernario [MEX WELTER]
Titan’s 7th defense.

Cavernario’s going to win a title in 2015. It wouldn’t make a lot of sense to me to do it on the small show with no TV deal, but CMLL does a lot of things that make no sense to me so it’s totally possible. That title match should be great and the fifth match looks pretty good, and good sources tell me the best mano y manos of the year have been happening on this show.

With Dorada/Casas on Friday and Titan/Cavernario on Saturday, it’s possible CMLL will have the best two matches in the world…at least for a few hours until the NJPW show. (There are some good indy shows on 01/01 which are threatening to ruin this joke.)

A really good match on a non-televised show is the sort of thing we might be wondering if Black Terry Jr. might videotape. CMLL would frown on that – and Terry no le gusta Cavernario – so that’s not happening. If he could, if this was happening on ChilangaMask show or whatever, I’d guess he could charge $4 for a download, about his usual fee and I’d figure he’d get at least 25 people paying up to see it. $100 sounds low, but you’ve got to be in the know to know about Black Terry Jr. putting up matches to begin with, and a lot of people will like to watch wrestling but do not like to actually pay to watch wrestling (see certain subscriber networks.) Still, I don’t think anyone reading this would scoff at a $100 for about 15 minutes of recording and however long it takes to upload it.

introducing the luchablog $100 challenge: if you can get video to me of this Titan/Cavernario match, I will Paypal you 100 US Dollars – and then I will take it and sell it to everyone else, in a bizarre reverse Kickstarter scheme. I’d need it to be in some level of quality so I can resend it and you’ll need to trust me enough to send me the video first before I pay you, but I will pay you. I’ll pay out multiple people if multiple people send it. Please don’t break me. I don’t honestly think I’m going to payout anyone. I have not thought this out at all, and it could go terrible wrong. That seems like fun tho. Use the email to contact me if you decide to do this.

Someone should be making money here. Might as well be you.

CMLL (SUN) 01/04/2015 Arena México
1) Flyer & Robin vs Camorra & El Rebelde
2) Lluvia, Marcela, Skadi vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Dragon Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr., The Panther vs Hechicero, Hombre sin Nombre, Sagrado
4) Rey Cometa vs Niebla Roja [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Pólvora
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero

Maximo/Casas again, maybe that’s going somewhere since neither are on FantasticaMania. Speaking of: there’s one more week of cards to come before people leave for that, and there’s no sign of Mistico in a match.

3rd and 4th matches look promising, and opener rematches Flyer/Rebelde to try that spot again.