IWRG: Jr. Capos challenge for the tag titles, El Protector tournament

IWRG (SUN) 02/08/2015 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, IWRG]
1) Anubis Black & Atomic Star b Alfa & Seiya
straight falls. Seiya’s first match here since August (traveled to California for a while.)
2) Black Fury, Dark Lady, La Sádica b Cristal, Hahastary, Kamilión
Dark Lady and Hahastari made their IWRG debuts. Black Fury and Hahastary swapped sides from what was originally listed.
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Dragón Celestial b Leo, Mike, Seiya, Teelo
Dragon Celestial replaced Pantera (injury) and Seiya worked twice to replace Mike (no reason given; presumably pizza related). Cerebro Negro’s first match here since August 2013, and a win after some Ninja Turtle related comedy. Money thrown in.
4) Hijo De Dos Caras, Relámpago, Veneno b Canis Lupus, Eterno, X-Fly
Tecnicos took 2/3. Lupus was hurt in the third fall and had to leave the match.
5) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Universo 2000 Jr. b Chicano & Danny Casas
Straight falls. Mascara grabbed Chicano’s foot and used it to foul the referee in the first, drawing a DQ on the tag champs. Caps won clean in the second, and demanded a tag title shot.

The Dinamitas win a lot despite not being as interesting as the smaller sized guys here, so Chicano & Casas are in some trouble.

The great thing about 2015 is it’s really easy to look thru Facebook and find out the proper spelling for random people’s names. IWRG keeps spelling Hahastary with an “i” but she has it as a “y”. This is the kind of important information you can only get here.

IWRG (SUN) 02/15/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxy & Omega vs Araña de Plata & Dowki
2) Black Fury, Hahastary, Maiden vs Dark Lady, Kamilión, La Sádica
3) Chicano & Danny Casas © vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Universo 2000 Jr.[IWRG IC TAG]
first defense for Chicano & Dany Casas
4) Metaleón & Negro Navarro vs Dragón Celestial & Veneno and Electro Boy & X-Fly and Atomic Star & Eterno and Anubis Black & Pirata Morgan and Alfa & Máscara Sagrada and El Hijo del Diablo & Hip Hop Man and Emperador Azteca & Hijo De Dos Caras [El Protector]

El Protector, IWRG’s variation on the veteran/rookie tournament, makes is usual early appearance.

Past winners:
2010: Dr. Cerbero & Hijo del Signo
2011: Scorpio Jr. & Comando Negro
2012: X-Fly & Imposible
2013: X-Fly & Carta Brava Jr.
2014: Super Nova & Electro Boy

Electro Boy is coming back here, but is still young. The other winners went on to bigger things or were set up for bigger things and then failed, but were at least thought well of at one point. Pretty much any one could win, though Dragon Celestial seems like the most important rookie here and has been around long enough that he doesn’t quite seem like a rookie. (Maybe that’s why he won’t win.)

02/08 AAA TV results (Ecatepec)

AAA TV (SUN) 02/08/2015 Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México [AAA]
1) Arez, Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Psycho Clown b Dinastía, Drastik Boy, Octagoncito
Debut for Draztik Boy. Dinastia beat Arez with a Spanish Fly.
2) Faby Apache & Pimpinela Escarlata b Mamba & Taya Valkyrie
Pimpi beat Mamba with a casita. After the match, Fenix did a promo building up his title match with Fantasma at Rey de Reyes.
3) Australian Suicide & Bengala b Daga & Joe Lider
hardcore match with thumbtacks. Bengala used a piledriver variation to beat Daga.
4) Psycho Clown b ZorroElectroshockDark Cuervo [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Hijo del Pirata & his mystery friend were all over this match. Electroshock was DQed for excessive violence with a chair (chairs appear to be legal the rest of the show) and Cuervo was counted out after the Pirata trio beat him up. Psycho beat Zorro with a top rope cracker. Piratas trio beat up both Zorro & Psycho Clown after the match. Psycho joins Aerostar, Mesias and the Queretaro winner in the final.
5) Blue Demon Jr., Jack Evans, La Parka b Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
La Parka beat Cibernetico with a huracanana. Demon declared he’d help the AAA army, while Daga & Zorro assisted the Hell Brothers.
6) Myzteziz DQ el Hijo del Perro Aguayo
usual Perro brawl, ending when he was caught fouling Myzteziz

Air Date: 02/21 and 02/28.

Rey de Reyes is more cloudy that I would’ve thought at this point, though maybe it’ll come together on TV. The one thing I feel sure about is Texano is the fourth Rey de Reyes member, because he and Psycho Clown just can’t shake each other. (The Machine Rocker dream dies, though Machine Rocker getting on TV is still a victory.)

I think they are setting up matches here, there’s just multiple ways they could go with everything. Suicide & Bengala must be getting a tag title shot after all these wins, but no one’s made the direct challenge and it’s always possible other teams can be looped in. Jack & Angelico make sense, but then there was that skit with Angelico, Fenix and Fantasma that teased him getting involved in the Cruiserweight Title. They might have been unable to advance it yet since Angelico was busy with Lucha Underground all weekend.

AAA’s probably doing the big tag match as the main event, but how big and who’s involved is still to be sorted out. Rey de Reyes seems like a smart place to debut the Pirata, Electroshock and ? trio, but they’ve been attacking everyone at this point so there’s no telling who they’ll face.

There’s nearly 3 weeks between tapings, so again some of this will likely shake out on TV even before they hold another match. It’s likely to be a good card with interesting matches, but they haven’t hinted at any match which might be a big draw just yet.

great match roundup, week of 2014-12-27

tecnico warfare

Good/Great/Excellent matches

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-12-27
taped 2014-12-19 @ Arena México
Dragon Rojo Jr. vs Barbaro Cavernario: [GOOD]

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile
CMLL on Terra: 2014-12-28
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-12-27
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-12-27

This was week two of AAA’s recap shows, so there’s no post for that.

Matches To Watch Later

I probably should watch the Boom show, at least the Freelance match, but it’s 2014 and I want to be done with 2014.

All Elite results, lineups

ALL ELITE (SUN) 02/08/2015 Arena México [CMLL, R de Rudo, Tercera Caida]
1) Comandante Pierroth, Misterioso Jr. (CMLL), Sagrado b Fuego (CMLL), Pegasso, Stuka Jr.
2) Delta, Dragon Lee (CMLL), Guerrero Maya Jr. DQ Kamaitachi, Puma (CMLL), Virus
Tecnicos took 1/3. Kamaitachi pulled Dragon Lee’s mask.
3) Negro Casas b Fuerza Guerrera
Negro Casas took 1/3, winning via casita. Money thrown in.
4) Atlantis & Extreme Tiger b Super Crazy & Último Guerrero
Super Crazy is replacing Chavo Guerrero in the tournament. Tecnicos took 2/3. Tiger did his 450 splash to the floor on Crazy.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Valiente b Bárbaro Cavernario, Ephesto, Mephisto
Mephisto & Ephesto replaced Shocker & Terrible.
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Sombra b LA Park & Volador Jr.
After fouls everywhere, Sombra got in one on LA Park last for the win.

I haven’t had time to look around, but photos/videos of this show are ever. Terra didn’t air it, but the crowd was way up. Maybe the internet has been holding Arena Mexico all along! Maybe they’re foolish for not broadcasting a show that was obviously going to have a big turnout and give them the kind of crowd shots they love using to cover up their more vacant shows. (It may end up airing on Claro Sports, though there’s no knowing until next Saturday.)

I think the fourth match was a tournament match. Maybe the main event was too? Does it matter? It does not really matter.

Lineups

CMLL (SAT) 02/14/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Stukita vs Pequeño Nitro
2) Oro Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte
3) Tritón vs Raziel
4) Estrellita vs Amapola
5) Blue Panther Jr. & The Panther vs Luciferno & Olímpico
6) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
7) Mephisto © vs Stuka Jr. [MEX LH]
Mephisto’s 12th defense

I think Stuka still qualifies for that title but I think we’d all like to see the weigh in to be sure.

Semimain shows remarkable persistance in setting up that Arena Coliseo Tag Team championship match. Will this be the time Misterioso isn’t booked elsewhere?

CMLL (SUN) 02/15/2015 Arena México
1) Robin & Sensei vs Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero, Puma, Virus
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Felino [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Dragón Rojo Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Kráneo, Mr. Águila
6) Marco Corleone, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Euforia, Thunder

This will draw a little bit less. 2/3 could be good.