05/02 AAA TV Lineup (Hidalgo)

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=AAA TV (SAT) 05/02/2015 Lienzo Charro, Pachuca, Hidalgo
1) Faby Apache & Keira vs Mary Apache & Taya Valkyrie
2) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria
3) El Elegido, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown vs Electroshock, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Kronoz
4) Psycho Clown vs Zorro, Averno [Copa Victoria Mexico Team 2 Selection]
5) Blue Demon Jr. vs Chessman © [AAA LA]
Chessman’s first defense
6) El Patrón Alberto & Fénix vs Brian Cage & El Mesías

Lineup via KrisZ

Air Date: 05/23 & 05/30 is where it would fall on the schedule. That’s so far in the future that something will certainly happen between now and then. It would mean part of this airs after the International Tournament.

The fourth match is to select the third member of that team. Zorro and Averno seem unlikely to be representing Mexico this year. If it’s Psycho Clown advancing here, then it’s surely Texano Jr. advancing on the previous taping.

The Electroshock trio was introduced in January in Naucalpan. They’ll actually team together in a match for the first time four months later. They should finally get off to a good start, since the Elegido, Monsther and Murder Clown is setting the difficultly level to easy. Unsure why AAA just didn’t reveal Kronoz’s name when it was going to be the same name he was using on the indies after all.

That trio story is moving quicker than the Demon/Chessman one. That’s a make up match from 2014’s Rey de Reyes. Chessman’s been champ for 15 months, had zero defenses. This belt has been less than vital, but it seems to exist to be a vanity belt for a big name and Demon’s a big name (if he shows up.)

Main event continues the Cage/Alberto feud. Fenix has a rare match without Fantasma. Second match is a rematch from three days prior.

Opener is the debut of indy luchadora Keira, the latest in the new names showing up in AAA this year. Last year, Keira had to be taken off a show with AAA wrestlers and it was said it happened because she was going to debut with CMLL soon. Plans change.

If there’s no change in air date order, there’s no need to tape anything until that international tournament. It’d be another long time go between tapings, though.

04/30 AAA TV Lineup (Tapachula)

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AAA TV (THU) 04/30/2015 Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula, Chiapas
1) Dinastía, Ludxor, Venum vs Apache, Carta Brava Jr., Mini Psycho Clown
2) Fénix vs Electroshock vs Hijo del Fantasma [Copa Victoria Mexico Team 2 Selection]
3) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria
4) La Parka vs Texano Jr. vs Cibernético [Copa Victoria Mexico Team 2 Selection]
5) Drago & Myzteziz vs Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr.
6) El Patrón Alberto vs Brian Cage

Air Date: If Rey de Reyes is only 1 week long, then this will air May 9th and May 16. If not, shift it one week forward

A big news item is simply artwork on the poster: this starts the build to Verano de Escandalo, which will indeed take place prior to TripleMania again this year. Verano figures to be June or July, and TripleMania maybe August or September. No locations or dates for any yet. They are really heading towards the show – the main event keeps setting up that title match, and the opener might be setting up a title match too.

AAA ran this same venue last year, with just about the same opener. (Carta Brava & Apache vs Ludxor & Venum is a Wile E. Coyote/Road Runner situation.) They’re back on Kid’s Day this year. Lineup is pretty strong, and the combination of the day and the luchadors should put a lot of people in seats for this show.

The press conference to introduce Rey Misterio Jr. also talked about this Copa Victoria International tournament. Alberto, Rey and Myzteziz are team #1 from Mexico. The plan announced then was to hold a tournament to decide the second team. We haven’t heard much about it since, but it figures these two matches are to determine the first two spots on the team, with a third to come at a taping between now and the May 23rd tournament. Both matches have two feuding people (Fenix/Fantasma and Cibernetico/Parka) with a third wheel who might take advantage of the other issues.

Match five is a non-title match with Myzteziz & Drago involved. Could set up more Pentagon/Myzteziz, could set up Myzteziz getting a new partner with Fenix being busy on other matters. This is where Myzteziz first appeared in AAA.

Tag match follows up on SLP, where Cuervo & Scoria cost Angelico & Jack matches. It’s a big match for La Secta, who haven’t been in the mix a lot but have a built up match against good opponents.

Next show is unknown. Probably not a two taping weekend, since they only announced one show on TV. May be a while, but there should be one or two in May prior to the Copa Victoria.

Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla

CMLL (SUN) 04/05/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el RIng]
1) Relampago & Satara b Brillante & Linterna Verde Jr.
Linterna’s (from Arena Jalisco) debuted in a loss.
2) El Chakal & El Gitano b Nube Roja & Toro Negro
The old Nube Roja returning for the first time since 2011, with a new Toro Negro. Rudos took 2/3.
3) Demonio Maya, Demonio Rojo, Évola b El Divino, Frezzer, Virgo
Virgo is going for Demonio Maya and the middleweight title, but Evola distracted the ref and Maya pulled Virgo’s mask to roll him up for the pin.
4) Leo, Omar Brunetti, Pepe Aguayo b Furia Roja, Pitbull I, Pitbull II
Tecnicos took 1/3. Furia Roja replaced Gran Eku. Story is everyone is gunning for Pepe Aguayo. Pepe beat Pitbull II for the win.
5) Exterminador & Maléfico b Forastero & Gallo and El Cuatrero & Sansón and Flash I & Flash II
Cuatrero & Sanson were out first, followed by Gallo & Forastero, then the Flashes, leaving Exterminador & Malefico the winners.

indy (SUN) 04/05/2015 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [LuchaMania Monterrey]
1) Mini Difunto b Mini Big Neurosis
2) Bestia I & Bestia II b Baby Chavez & Sexy Piscis
3) Centauro, Demenzía, Gato Fantasma b Ninja Jr., Obsesión, Super Jack
4) Epydemius b Extreme Tiger, Dralion, Kaientai, Rico Rodriguez, Galactar[LyC CRUISER]
New title. Idea was winners of different qualifying matches (Tiger, Epydemius, Dralion, Kaientai) would advance to the final. Kaientai won one of the matches last Sunday, but did it by pinning Rico while using the ropes. Rico argued his way to getting in the match anyway. Galactar was added for no particular reason. Good match, Epydemius beating Kaientai with a 450 splash.
5) Blue Demon, Hombre Sin Miedo, Silver King b Hijo del Ninja, Humberto Garza Jr., Ultimo Ninja
Hombre sin Miedo replaced Silver King. Total brawl. Ninjas took 2/3, the last with Humberto using the ropes to beat Silver King. King, who had previously tried a foul to win, complained bitterly about the result and refereeing. Challenges followed.

Attendance wasn’t as high as the previous shows under this brand, but still good.

CMLL (MON) 04/06/2015 Arena Puebla [El Popular, Periodico Enfoque]
1) Black Tiger & Zaeta Roja DQ Ares & Hijo del Signo
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. b King Jaguar, Policeman, Toro Bill Jr.
King Jaguar was hurt
3) Marcela b Syuri [lightning]
Syuri’s first loss on this tour.
4) Bárbaro Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Pólvora b Ángel de Oro, Stigma, Stuka Jr.
Polvora defeated Angel de Oro.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Euforia, Shocker, Último Guerrero
Mistico submitted Ultimo for the win.

The weekly list of CMLL cards reappeared on Terra this week, bringing the usual bit of subs. Not sure what the deal is with Dragon Rojo, who’s off of Tuesday’s show (Stuka Jr. in) but in on Friday (Brazo de Plata out); can’t just be injury. Pequeno Violencia is still not ready to come back from his knee injury, Mercurio will replace him tonight, and Pequeno Nitro takes Mercurio’s place on Sunday. Angelito replaces Stukita tonight, Pierrothio replaces Pequeno Universo on Friday.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico main event gives a chance to Dragon Lee & Kamaitachi. The unmasked Kamaitachi teams with Euforia & Negro Casas versus Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr., La Mascara. Like a lot of the matches tonight, it has a chance to be good, but it’s not certainty. Tonight’s lightning match, Virus versus the Panther, is worth seeking out when it gets placed on YouTube.

AAA posted photos of their tributes and the fan tributes to Perro Aguayo Jr. from the last week of shows.


LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and and this week’s Poster-Mania.

SuperLuchas notes yesterday was the 29th anniversary of the death of El Solitario.

Flamita was announced for a May Coliseo Coacalco show.

This week’s Leyendas de Lucha Libre has the Miss Janeth vs Yuca match you’ve been waiting for.

DJ Spectro looks back at El Santo vs El Gladiador.

Lucha Libre in Japan

NJPW announced Naito would be headed to Mexico on May 23rd for about a month. This is after the shows he’s working in the US for ROH. It’s also during NJPW’s Best of Super Juniors, where Naito wouldn’t be doing much or anything at all, so it makes sense for someone to come over.

NJPW has also announced their annual G1 heavyweight tournament would take place from July 20 and August 16th. Just like the Best of Super Juniors, that would make sense as a time where NJPW junior heavyweights might be dispatched to Mexico; if Mascara Dorada is going to be back in CMLL any time soon, it’d be during that time period. It kind of would make a lot of sense for CMLL to hold the Universal tournament during that period – but it appears the G1 field will be larger this year, which means Rush and/or Sombra are probably going to be involved (and wouldn’t be around to take part.

A few English speaking people watching the show got the impression Alberto el Patron was announced for the show, but I couldn’t find any one in Japan saying that and NJPW hasn’t said that; someone probably misheard something. It would be big news if he was in the tournament.


CMLL (FRI) 04/10/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Alteño & El Tapatío vs El Piraña & Satara
2) El Divino, Frezzer, Índigo vs El Chakal, Évola, Gran Kenut
3) Virgo vs Demonio Maya [lightning]
4) Flash I & Flash II vs Exterminador & Maléfico
5) Esfinge, Magnum, Omar Brunetti vs Jocker, Ráfaga, Sádico

Semimain follows up on the four way final from this week. Main event has a lot of younger guys who aren’t usual main event types.

CMLL (MON) 04/13/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs El Malayo & Guerrero Espacial
2) Astral, Astro, Eléctrico vs Espíritu Maligno, Pierrothito, Saurón
3) Dragon Lee, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Luciferno, Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máximo vs Kráneo, Rey Escorpión, Ripper
5) Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Shocker

Polvora/Angel de Oro last night seemed like it might be starting a feud, but that’s dropped. Not a lot going on here.