CMLL vs Indys in CaraLuchas, Atlantis beats UG again
photo by Black Terry Jr./flickr

CaraLuchas (SAT) 01/31/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Tercera Caida]
2) Arez, Belial, Impulso b Andy Boy, Danger, Guerrero Mixtico
Recap notes the Neza Kings did not look as good as usual and the Indystrongtibles won easily.
3) Freelance & Mike Segura b Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
4) Hechicero (CMLL), Magnifico, Último Guerrero b Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II Black Terry Jr. (highlights) (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Magnifico replaced Maximo. Hard hitting match by the third fall. Trauma II vs UG were the focus, with UG submitted Trauma II in the third fall.
5) Estrellita & Zeuxis b Diosa Atenea & Star Fire
Zeuxis refused to help Estrellita and they stole each other’s pins, but they still won. They fought after the match.
6) Aeroboy & Flamita b Dragon Lee (CMLL) & The Panther (CMLL) Black Terry Jr. (highlights) (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Very good match. Flamita beat Dragon Lee with a Flamita Fly.

Both the main and CMLL/Navarros match sounds like they were very good. It’s not really emphasized in the result and may have not meant to be a story, but it did end up with two CMLL wins and two indy wins. The audience for the indy guys and the CMLL guys are more separate than you’d think; this might be the first time indy fans have seen The Panther and it sounds like he did well. Everyone in that match did well, though.

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 02/01/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Leono & Molotov b Cholo & El Rebelde
Molotov actually returned!
2) Goya Kong, La Vaquerita, Marcela b Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 1/3. Goya Kong replaced Skadi on Monday.
3) Fuego, Starman, Tritón DQ Kamaitachi, Okumura, Sangre Azteca
Starman subbed for Rey Cometa (knee surgery) Tecnicos took 2/3, the last with Kamaitachi taking Triton’s mask and fouling him.
4) Stuka Jr. b Hechicero [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Dragón Rojo Jr., Titán b Ephesto, Kráneo, Olímpico
Blue Panther replaced Angel de Oro on Monday. Rudos took 2/3, even though Terror Chino missed Olimpico submitting Blue Panther the first time.
6) Atlantis, La Sombra, Máximo b Gran Guerrero, Shocker, Último Guerrero
Atlantis submitted UG.

Reads like just a show, with no feuds set up. Which makes sense if CMLL’s not running their own show next Sunday.

The show didn’t air on Terra.  Terra definitely advertised the show as airing early in the weekend, then quietly unannounced it. Terra aired a CMLL show during the Super Bowl last year, so it was not unthinkable they’d do it again this year. It’s reasonable not to want to do it again – Terra was all in on the Super Bowl – but it’s one of those countless times where it would’ve taken five seconds for someone involved to let the fans know what was going on, and no one cared enough to bother. CMLL!

I still have absolutely no idea if next week’s All Elite show will air on Terra. CMLL did not announce a Coliseo show and the All Elite show is listed as if it’s a normal CMLL show (except no poster), which would suggest it would air like normal, but this one didn’t. It’s very unlikely I’ll be able to record that one either way.

There was no CMLL event on Saturday – that was preempted for a boxing event.

An out of breath Rey Bucanero challenged Maximo & Volador to a hair match after Friday night’s show. My idea was a straight double apuesta tag match, but people in the comments had much more creative ideas.

The UWE/Arena Lopez Mateos show Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero (and more queerly, Rey Bucanero) were pulled from went on with a Parkas (LA, Super) vs Wagners (Dr., Silver King) main events. Parkas won by DQ when Wagner Jr. & Silver Jr. ran in. Hijo de LA Park ran in for the save – as did Volador Jr.. The Parka’s posed together at the end. It’s so odd for a CMLL guy to show up after CMLL very publicly pulled their guys from the show, but I’d guess Volador just showed up without asking since he wasn’t actually to work.

This week’s AAA TV announced a 02/28 taping in Queretaro. That would be the last TV taping AAA needs for the cycle if every show from now on is a two show taping (which is what it looks like right now.) That also means that whatever was announced with Alberto coming to Naucalpan this month isn’t for AAA TV, but might be for IWRG or a sponsored show.

Eterno beat Chicano in their Arena Naucalpan hair match. It’s revenge for Eterno, who lost his hair to the then Bugambilia del Norte in December of 2011 and had never before beat Chicano in a singles match.

Star Fire became the first WWS champion in a tournament today. Vanely defeated Guerrera Cephei in a hair match between masked luchadoras.

RobViper has a music video of 10/07/2014 CMLL

DoradaFan has a music video for 12/09/2014 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

SuperLuchas looks back at past shows on February 1st.

Super Libre had a bunch of guests to talk about a show on February 15th.

Segunda Caida reviews August and November 2014 CMLL matches.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews a Negro Casas from 1992.

Dragon Lee talks about his feud with Kamaitachi.

An interview with Puebla’s Toro Loco.

There’s a lucha libre art exhibit opening up in Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca


CMLL (SAT) 02/07/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala vs Apocalipsis
2) Robin vs Inquisidor
3) Soberano Jr. vs Nitro
4) Oro Jr. vs Okumura
5) The Panther vs Boby Zavala
6) Dragón Rojo Jr. & Titán vs Pierroth & Sagrado
7) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Felino, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero

Cool retro poster for retro show, complete with yellowing paper. Panther/Zavala sounds interesting.

Sunday’s lineup is the All Elite show.