Lucha Underground 1×9 (2015-01-07): “Aztec Warfare”

King Cuerno aims, fires

the matches

Just one, the first ever Aztec Warfare…


Wow, I need to fill in some luchawiki profiles. I’ll time it later, maybe.

All the gifs from the show are here:

the developments

this was not the hardest hit Sagrada took

Not a lot. The existing feuds (the Puma/Mundo/Crew triangle, Cuerno/Drago, Pimpi vs Havoc & Ivelisse?) were touched on. Cuerno beat Drago again.

Mundo accidentally took out Catrina with a kick, so Muerte’s going to murder him later.

Blue Demon Jr. returned just in time to not be in the match, but still beat up Chavo and give Sexy Star a win. Demon told Chavo it wasn’t over with them.

Mystery woman found a seat. Good for her.

Match came down to Puma and Mundo, in an echo of episode 1. This time, Puma won. Mundo gave him credit for winning and Konnan turned up to clap for his protege. Unlike episode one, Puma got the belt without any post match incident.

No sign of Dario’s mystery guy. Dario himself was only there to introduce the match, and there were no vignettes. There haven’t been many of those the last few episodes, maybe due to the format.

Mundo misses, seals his death sentence

the questions

  • who challenges Prince Puma first?
  • so do we really have to see a Chavo/Demon match again?
  • will that woman ever find what she’s looking for?


630 senton for the title

This was nonstop action all the way thru with a bunch of highlight moments. Lucha Undergound is doing ~40 episodes a year, but this came off as the end of Act 1 of Season 1. They got to the title, now they have to set up for something else next.

There were other guys I would’ve been happy to see win, but Prince Puma came off as a worthy champion. The layout of the match benefited all – pretty much everyone got to get about a minute worth of Hot Tag like offense on the entire field as soon as they got in. Even Ricky Mandell and Mariachi Loco went on runs. (Poor Famous B.) Even with only one match on the show, Lucha Underground continued it’s trend of having a stellar match each week. (I think I’d rate this as Great, FWIW.)

(Since Lucha Underground puts the best match of the week online, are they putting the whole episode on line this week?)


Cholo & Ramstein unmasked, Shockercito Pequeno Rey del Aire

Cholo & Ramstein unmasked – photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 01/06/2015 Arena México [KrisZ, Terra]
1) Bengala & Magnus b Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
Bengala replaced Starman. Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit b Dalys, La Comandante, La Seductora
Sugehit replaced Dark Angel on Saturday. Tecnicas took 2/3.
3) Shockercito b Astral, Eléctrico, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito, Demus 3:16, Pierrothito, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Nitro, Mercurio [Pequeno Reyes del Aire]
Tecnicos vs rudos. Elimination order: Fantasy (Demus), Pequeno Olimpico (Dragoncito), Pequeno Nitro, Ultimo Dragoncito, Demus & Electrico (Astral pinning both at the same time), Astral (could not continue after a Pierrothito tope), Mercurio (shockercito), Pierrothito (Shockercito). Leaving Shockercito as the winner.
4) Soberano Jr. & Star Jr. b Cholo & Ramstein [mask]
Cholo & Ramstien were DQed in the first, won the second with the CHOLO DRIVER and Ramstien top rope splash. Cholo lost first in the third fall, Ramstein beat Star Jr. with a top rope Michinoku Driver, and Soberano took out Ramstein to win. Cholo is Carlos Soriano Mendoza, 40 years old, 20 years a wrestler. Ramstein is Francisco Javier Costillo, 40 years old, 21 years experience. Both are from Mexico City.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Dragón Rojo Jr., La Máscara, Marco Corleone
6) Volador Jr. b Rey Bucanero
Volador took 1/3 clean to win.

There are some clips of the mask match on instagram but haven’t heard much how the match went. No hair matches challenges after the main event, no word on how hurt Astral is now (though it reads like a planned elimination and not an injury.)

As of 11am, CMLL hadn’t actually posted text results.

CMLL (TUE) 01/06/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Arena Coliseo Guadalajara (Facebook)]
1) Évola b Virgo
2) Esfinge & Metatrón b Exterminador & Maléfico
3) Hombre sin Nombre, Kráneo, Olímpico b Fuego, Stuka Jr., Super Porky
4) Mephisto b Titán, Máscara Dorada, Ephesto, Dragon Lee, Mr. Águila, Rey Cometa, Pierroth, Tritón, Demonio Maya [cibernetico]
Elimination order: Demonio Maya (by Dragon Lee), Triton (Ephesto), Rey Cometa (Mr. Aguila with the ropes), Dragon Lee & Ephesto got DDQ, Mr. Aguila (Titan), Mascara Dorada (Mephisto), Titan (Mephisto). Mephisto is the winner (no mention of what happened to Pierroth)
5) Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente b Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla

The three kings win the main event.

Alberto el Patron picked up the WWL Heavyweight Championship yesterday afternoon in Puerto Rico. The fans treated him as a tecnico, though it seems like he joined a rudo faction after the match. It doesn’t seem like a next show was announced, but WWL appears to be running once every couple months. The team of Dos Sr/Hijo de Dos/Sicodelico Jr. lost their trios match but they set up a rematch. No next show was announced, but they seemed to draw OK.

Cubed Circle Newsletter invited me to be part of their 2014 wrestling yearbook. There’s a lot of good stuff in there, and I wrote a year in review for lucha libre. It’s a free PDF, so check it out.

Lucha Underground returns tonight with show long Azteca Warfare to determine the first champion. They’ve leaked out a couple clips: one from Super Fly’s entrance to the next, and one from about midway in where Drago appears.  Shows have been fun so far and this one should be as well.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

DoradaFan has a music video of 2014-11-18 CMLL.

RobViper has a music video of 09/14/14 AAA.

Segunda Caida reviews Shocker, Strong Man, Toscano vs Atlantis, Héctor Garza, Último Guerrero

CMLL posted highlights from 01/02 – looks like the top 3 air on Fox – and stellar moments from the previous week.

ChilangaMask announced Jason Gory (from the US) will be on their 03/22 show.

Mascara Dorada tops CMLL’s top 10 this week, while Super Halcon & Hombre Bala are #10.

Atlantis was among athletes from Jalisco honored on 01/07.

Esfinge will make his Friday night Arena Mexico and any day Arena Coliseo debut this weekend.

SuperLuchas looks back at Villano I giving away a tricycle at a past Dia Los Reyes.

Peste Negra talk about past Dia de Reyes.


CMLL (TUE) 01/13/2015 Arena México
1) Angelito & Stukita vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Flyer, Magnus, Oro Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Metálico
3) Soberano Jr. vs Raziel [lightning]
4) La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Marcela vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis
5) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Titán vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
6) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Rey Bucanero

Seductora working third from the top for no particular reason is a really obvious sign of a short roster. Lightning match will be fun. Kraneo and Guerrero Maya resume their march to the 82nd Anniversary show.

CMLL (TUE) 01/13/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón vs Évola
2) Omar Brunetti & Star Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Maléfico
3) Dragon Lee, Esfinge, Pegasso vs Puma, Tiger, Virus
4) Blue Panther Jr., Dragón Rojo Jr., Fuego vs Ephesto, Felino, Hechicero
5) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Shocker

Tercera has some promise.

IWRG (SUN) 01/11/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Sky Ángel vs Hip Hop Man
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Ciclon Black, Dr. Killer, Royer Boy, Tony Rivera
Roller Boy’s name has changed?
3) Pantera I, Relámpago, Súper Nova vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, El Hijo del Diablo
4) Chicano vs Eterno
5) Hijo De Dos Caras © vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Dos Caras first defense.

Poster doesn’t list who’s champion in the main event and I could not remember who was champion until I looked it up. This is how you know the title is pointless. Dos has two.

Chicano/Eterno figures to be bloody.

It appears there’s no IWRG show today; they haven’t released a poster.

great match roundup, week of 2014-11-15

Good/Great/Excellent matches
Lucha Underground: 2014-11-19
taped 2014-09-14 @ Lucha Underground Temple, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
Fénix vs Pentagón Jr. – [GOOD]

CMLL on Terra: 2014-11-16
taped 2014-11-16 @ Arena México
Titán © vs Pólvora for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship – [GREAT]

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-11-15
taped 2014-11-11 @ Arena México
Magnus, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. vs Artillero, Hijo del Signo, Súper Comando: [GOOD]
Titan vs Pólvora: [GOOD]

AAA on Televisa: 2014-11-15
taped 2014-10-12 @ Domo San Luis, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí
Dinastía, Faby Apache, Niño Hamburguesa, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Eterno, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie: [GOOD]

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-11-15
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-11-15
CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2014-11-15

Matches To Watch Later