05/30 AAA TV Lineup (Reynosa)

AAA (SAT) 05/30/2015 Parque Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Reynosa, Tamaulipas
1) El Elegido, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra, Taya Valkyrie
2) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria
3) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Brian Cage, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr.
4) Blue Demon Jr., Fénix, Myzteziz vs Averno, Chessman, Electroshock
5) El Patrón Alberto & La Parka vs Cibernético & El Mesías

Air Date: 06/06 – opener looks to be internet only. First one taping show since January.

AAA’s TV announced this show and a Nuevo Laredo 06/01 taping this evening. KrisZ found the lineup, and RobViper points out the other show is likely to be about the same. That may explain why Cage isn’t facing Alberto on this show, the first time that’s happened since he’s been in, since that’ll be the hook on the other one. First tapings in these towns since the early 2000s.

Parque Adolfo Lopez Mateos is a baseball stadium. It’s got a 7,000 capacity for baseball, who knows for lucha libre.

Important note: AAA promoted their next four TV tapings in their upcoming TV schedule without mentioning the World Cup. I haven’t watched the entire show and am unsure if it was mentioned elsewhere, but it doesn’t appear to be a conventional TV taping. That’s a surprising choice. I assume it’s still got a very good chance of being on iPPV, but it may affect how they book the show: is there a point to running a big angle to set up a TripleMania match if it’s not going to air on TV? (Maybe there is, if you’re running TripleMania in the same venue.)

(It’s also here where we have to note this show is not 100% guarantee to take place given the violence in Reynosa and maybe having a World Cup show to air might just be a solid backup plan. I hope it goes well, but probably good to have options.)

Not a lot to say about this taping. Cuervo & Scoria face again Angelico & Jack, and will probably face again at Verano de Escandalo in some sort of stipulation match. Cage/Alberto and Psycho/Texano look like likely matches as well.

2014 lucha libre appearances by state

One of the tedious tasks performed this year to improve the database was to improve the location data, making sorting and selecting by states much easier. It’s not the smartest use of my time, because there are other places that do it better, but at least it means this post is possible.

Most coverage of lucha libre is Mexico City & Estado de Mexico based, with pockets of coverage in some of the bigger municipalities. You probably can guess the people who wrestle the most in Mexico City, but what about in the other states in the country (and the states in other countries which are strangely concluded. All information is heavily biased by the posters which happen to make their ways to my eyes, but maybe you’ll impress someone by knowing of Black Golden.

State State Events Wrestler Appearing Most Appearance Count
Estado de México 720 Hip Hop Man 79
Distrito Federal 448 Atlantis 92
Jalisco 414 Black Golden 71
Tamaulipas 411 Super Boy 68
Veracruz 392 Poseidón 63
Nuevo León 370 Alberto Dos Rios 71
Coahuila 360 Dulce Paola 55
Hidalgo 269 Arquitecto Del Mal 46
Puebla 197 Asturiano 36
Texas 175 Black Cat 41
Chihuahua 172 La Fashion 54
Guanajuato 153 Maremoto Jr. 34
Durango 135 Camorra Jr. 59
Baja California 130 Tony Casanova 44
San Luis Potosí 115 Mr. T (not that Mr. T) 34
Guerrero 107 Gargola 37
California 105 Mariachi Loco 26
Quintana Roo 86 Angelus Fly 36
Guatemala 65 Voltron 39
Michoacán 65 Argho 24
Querétaro 58 Lobo Lafayette 24
Morelos 55 Eufórico 25
Oaxaca 53 Endevaor 23
Zacatecas 50 Dark Lluvia 26
Chiapas 47 Granda Man 19
Sonora 40 Destroyer 13
Yucatán 35 Rebelde Punk 17
Illinois 34 Dark Scorpion 13
Sinaloa 33 Mario Mora 15
Tabasco 33 Guerrero Mixtico Jr. 26
Colorado 31 Rayo Plateado 13
Colima 28 El Cayfan 15
Tlaxcala 22 Templario 6
Aguascalientes 19 Sansón 13
Arizona 19 Mini Halcón 15
Campeche 14 Lobo Siberiano 11

For an even deeper cut, this Google Doc has the top 10 in every state (which had at least 10 shows.)

Ultimo Guerrero out cheats Rey Escorpion, Sky Team versus Hijos del Infierno

CMLL (FRI) 04/24/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Bengala & Robin
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Stukita b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Dalys, Narumiya, Tiffany b La Vaquerita, Marcela, Silueta
4) Felino b Stuka Jr. [lightning]
Stuka hurt a finger, leading to his loss.
5) La Sombra, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Thunder [Relevos Increíbles]
UG won by getting a foul on Rey Escorpion.
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
rudos were DQed for a foul and a mask pull, but felt they were in line for a trios title match. The tecnicos ignored them.

Main event is setting up for a title match. Semimain (and UG & Rey Escorpion’s new friendship) doesn’t seem to have gone anywhere for the moment.

There’s a facebook post with Lucha World Cup info, but they don’t source anything and they seem to have facts wrong. I don’t trust the info – they might be right, but it feels off. They have LA Park as the third member of the non-AAA Mexico team (which seems unlikely but not impossible.) They have a Lucha Underground team of Puma, Mundo and Jack Evans, where one hasn’t been announced. And they don’t have the Rest of The World Team or the Mexico 2 team. I’m skeptical.

While mentioning weird fake stuff, there was a fake Chilanga Mask poster with a Rush vs Alberto match floating around. That’s not happening and wasn’t ever advertised by the promotion.

A real Chilanga Mask show is this Sunday in Coacalco. Aeroboy says he’s ready for his match with Solar, the biggest match on the show. Others include the Indystrongibles facing each other in a triangle match and a exotico/turtle ninja vs exotico/turtle ninja tag.

AAA’s bumped to 7:15 pm CT today. They start the Xalapa taping, with Australian Suicide & Dinastia vs Super Fly & Hijo del Pirata Morgan, Fenix vs Fantasma, and Alberto, Myzteziz and Murder Clown vs Mesias, Texano Jr., and Pentagon Jr.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update from Thursday.

SuperLuchas looks back at the big 14th Arena Mexico anniversary show, with a Ray Mendoza title win and a double hair match.

CMLL has highlights of the 04/17 show and stellar moments from last week.

+LuchaTV has highlights of a DTU vs Lucha Boom trios and quick words with Rossy MorenoFuerza Guerrera and Psycko Kid.

Damian 666 spoke highly of Ciclope.


CMLL (FRI) 05/01/2015 Arena México
1) Stukita & Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Blue Panther Jr., Pegasso, The Panther vs Boby Zavala, Pierroth, Sagrado
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero
4) La Sombra vs Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr., Tritón, Fuego, Niebla Roja, Gran Guerrero, Bárbaro Cavernario, Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Virus, Tiger, Puma [Reyes del Aire]
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto

Another Kid’s Day themed show, with the Sky Team in the main event and a bunch of highspots in the semimain. Puma handles the video promo.

Rush! He’s back! He’s in a match with Thunder all over again.

Stuka Jr. won last year’s Reyes del Aire. I don’t like his change to repeat. No Titan is sad. Sombra, Dragon Lee, Cavernario and Kamiatachi seem like the best contenders, though I guess Angel de Oro still exists and could sadly win again. A fun subplot of the random Tuesday night teamings of Sombra & Dragon Lee is Dragon Lee is so focused on winning and craziness that he doesn’t seem to know that Sombra is evil. He may find that out here.

Setting the superkick under/over at 8.

Toyrumon X (SAT) 05/23/2015 Arena México
Dragonmania X
1) Fiero & Imposible vs Daisuke Hanaoka & Douki
15 minute time limit
2) Eddy French vs Keisuke Okuda
10 minute time limit
3) India Mazahua, India Sioux, Maligna, Xena vs Io Shirai, Kairi Hojo, Mayu Iwatani, Mima Shimoda
20 minute time limit
4) Super Ciudadano vs Magnus, Pantera I, Patan, J.c. Navarro, Hijo del Signo, O.T. Fernandez, Principe Orion, El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo de Kendo, Piel Roja, Epydemius [dragon rumble]
5) Akebono & Máximo vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
45 minute time limit
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, Marco Corleone vs Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
45 minute time limit
7) Último Dragón vs Tiger Ali [mask, hair]
60 minute time limit

Main event is built off Ultimo Dragon beating Tiger Ali in last year’s tournament, as I’m sure you all remember.

Skandalo hasn’t been seen in CMLL since his knee injury. Working this show would suggest that Skandalo is healthy but CMLL has opted to stop booking a early match wrestler with family connections. That doesn’t sound like CMLL, so I guess he’s not actually healthy yet.

This is the day before the Lucha World Cup. So many random Japanese wrestlers in one weekend.