CMLL (FRI) 01/09/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Notimex]
1) Leono & Sensei b Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Okumura, Puma, Sangre Azteca b Esfinge, Pegasso, Tritón
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
Rudos are now known as Comando Caribeno – they had t-shirts, so it’s clearly official. Angel de Oro brought his title belt and a mask (Fabian el Gitano’s?) to the ring before the match.
4) Kamaitachi b Dragon Lee [lightning]
Both wrestlers countered each other many times. Kamaitachi resorted to an unseen mask pull to win.
5) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Máximo DQ Mr. Águila, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Straight falls. Comandante kissed Maximo in the second, and Terrible & Bucanero fouled Maximo. Mr. Aguila insisted Mije foul Kemonito too, and he did.
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone b Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker
Ingobernables took 1/3
Maximo and TRT face off again today in Coliseo. Maximo teams with Blue Panther Sr. & Dragon Rojo Jr. vs Euforia, Terrible and Rey Bucanero.
After a few weeks of mystery and intrigue about AAA’s TV situation, AAA basically announced things are continuing exactly as normal. Today’s AAA TV episode lists shows 01/23 (Friday) in Arena Naucalpan and 01/30 (also Friday) in Toluca. The Naucalpan lineup could be announced at any time. Those dates mean there will be no additional filler weeks. The Naucalpan show should starting airing on 01/31.
I dunno. This is different from what people had been telling me (but I’m still wrong.) Normal is fine with me. This vaguely fits with an idea to run in smaller buildings, but they’re exactly the type of buildings AAA normally runs this time of year anyway. AAA tapings in Naucalpan and Toluca are always good, so these should be as well.
Today’s CMLL on CadenaTres show has the double mask match among other interesting matches. You can watch it on the station’s YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWrMy_zHRps – starting at 7pm Mexico City time.
An interview with Canek about his feud with Mr. Jack acknowledges he had wrestling under a different name in AAA during the long period he wasn’t Mr. Jack.
NJPWWorld has a column by the president of NJPW Naoki Sugabayashi talking FantasticaMania. There’s a bit about the recent history of the relationship between the two companies and this year’s tour. He’s very high on Mr. Niebla, which may explain how Niebla ended up on this tour.
Apolo Valdes gives his take on the year in lucha in 2014.
DTU’s next shows
01/31: Ventoquipa, Hidalgo
02/01: Mexico City
02/28: Papantla, Veracruz
03/01: Poza Rica, Veracruz
Porra Fresa previews the ChilangaMask visit to Arena Coliseo San Ramon next week.
SuperLuchas looks back at Shocker and Mr. Niebla winning a tag team tournament 17 years ago yesterday and present day dramatic video series Cronicas del Ring.
X-Fly talks about the indies, says there’s plans for a Familia de Tijuana reunion in 2015.
CMLL (FRI) 01/16/2015 Arena México
1) Shockercito & Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
3) Blue Panther Jr., Dragon Lee, Pegasso vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Tiger
4) Fuego vs Hombre sin Nombre [lightning]
5) La Máscara, Super Porky, Titán vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Valiente vs Euforia, Terrible, Thunder
A show. Not bothering to do much while part of the crew is in Japan. Maybe they’re setting up Maximo/Terrible? Maybe they’re just killing time. The FantasticaMania guys will be back on shows by 01/23.
Dragon Lee is now the definitive favorite to end up in a mask feud with Kamitachi; it may have already started.