Lucha World Cup, ChilangaMask lineups, Occidente Trios championship

CMLL (SUN) 05/03/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Avispón Negro Jr. & Mascara De Oro b Gitano & Relampago
Debuts in a win for Avispon & Mascara.
2) Mercenario & Mr. Brisa b Capitan Cobra & Mr. Apolo
rematch from last week’s DCOR draw. Rudos won this time.
3) Pitbull I & Pitbull II b Nube Roja & Toro Negro
4) Exterminador & Maléfico b Gallo & Virgo
Virgo replaced Esfinge (double booked in Mexico) and lost when Malefico pulled his mask and rolled him up.
5) Furia Roja, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno b El Cuatrero, Joker, Sansón [OCCIDENTE TRIOS, final]
Furia Roja surprised Joker with a huracanrana to win the vacant titles.

Arena Coliseo Guadalajara has a promo with the new trios champions. Either they defend these belts again in a month or they won’t mention them again for six months.

AAA (MON) 05/04/2015 Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes [@luchalibreaaa]
1) Mascarita Sagrada, Mini Drago, Octagoncito b Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Histeria
2) Aerostar, Mary Apache, Venum b Mamba, Súper Fly, Taya Valkyrie
Aerostar beat Super Fly
3) Angélico & Jack Evans DQ Daga & Pentagón Jr.
Pentagon fouled Angelico
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Chessman, Electroshock, Zorro
Murder splash on all three rudos for the win
5) Blue Demon Jr., El Patrón Alberto, Myzteziz b Averno, Texano Jr., Villano IV
Alberto submitted Texano Jr.

Just a spot show, and one heavily sponsored by Victoria (so maybe discounted or free tickets?) but they 80% filled up a 16K bullring with just a loaded up house show. (In totally different contexts, they out drew WWE RAW’s live attendance last night.)

Lucha World Cup

TNA announced Matt Hardy, Ken Anderson and Drew Galloway as their representatives in the Lucha World Cup. They’ll be in separate trios: Hardy and Anderson will join Johnny Mundo on a combined Team TNA/Lucha Underground team. Galloway will be part of Team Rest of the World.

The remaining spots to announce are in Team Ring of Honor, Team Rest of the World and Team Mexico Independents. Dr. Wagner Jr. confirmed he’ll be part of the latter team.

Other News

Arena Mexico has Shocker & Negro Casas defending the tag team titles against Blue Panther & Atlantis. The champions have held the titles for about the years, and this is the first time they’ve defended against a non-Ingobernables team (and actually been rudos in the title match.) Atlantis & Blue Panther are former champions, but are unlikely to win again. Titan has the second of three straight singles matches tonight, this time against Gran Guerrero in a lightning match.

Guadalajara has the Ingobernables (no Marco) versus Rey Bucanero, Terrible and Vangellys.

It’s just a normal Tuesday schedule in Mexico. It’s a bit more busy in the US, though many shows took place this past weekend. There are Cinco de Mayo themed lucha libre shows coming up in places like TulsaVancouver (May 8th) and of course in Los Angeles with Lucha Va Voom tonight. That article says Casandro is taking time off to get surgery after tonight’s show.

CMLL made some changes on it’s cards this week. Cavernario, who spend the weekend wrestling on what appeared to be an injured knee, is now off next Sunday. He’s still scheduled to be on tonight’s show in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, but that may just be them not updating Guadalajara’s lineup. Disturbio is pulled from Saturday and Sunday shows.

I was a guest on the most recent Exile on Badstreet, talking about tecnicos.

Cara Lucha is having a afternoon show on 05/16 for the third part of it’s Bestiario I tournament. The show starts at 2pm and will have the the eight remaining luchadors facing off in matches (with judging determing who advances) until they get down to the final two. They’re turning it more into a convention, with cheap prices, vendors selling merchandise, music, and autograph signings with Fenix and Flamita.

The eight remaining luchadors are

  • Principe Aereo
  • Aramis
  • Centella Atomica
  • Rey Fenix
  • Heredero Maya
  • Wasson
  • Puma Galactico
  • Pegazus

El Hijo del Santo said it would cost 40 million dollars to make a Santo vs Demon match happen. He explained it costs that much because some wrestlers end up poor. He did not explain how that money would end up with other luchadors.

CMLL posted highlights of the Reyes del Aire.

+LuchaTV talked to the Panteras about reuniting, and Guerrero Maya (Sr.) from the Festival de Mascaras show. They also Fuerza Guerrera about critics of his anti-AAA stance and about his CaraLucha match, as well as with <a href=”>Hechicero about the same.

LuchaWorld has this week’s KrisZ’s news report, this week’s Poster-Mania, and a report on the UIPW show this weekend.

SuperLuchas looks back at a show with two apuesta matches, including a Canek vs Angel Blanco mask vs hair match.

Criterio Hidalgo has a bio of AAA’s Kronos.

DJ Spectro looks back at Dr. Wagner’s debut and the debut of El Gato (Ari Romero).

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of rowdy Arena Naucalpan fans.


Chilanga Mask (SAT) 05/16/2015 Arena Roberto Paz, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1) Aero Xtreme vs Rey Celestial, Reggae Boy, Mercurio
2) Dralion vs Belial
3) Electro Boy, Fly Star, Toxin Boy vs Astro Rey Jr., Draego, Psico Kid
4) Fulgor I & Fulgor II vs Dorado Jr. & Sangre Fría Jr.
5) Aéreo (Ciudad Juarez) & Latin Dragón vs Arez & Kaientai
6) Impulso vs Saturno
7) Black Terry vs Caifan, Satánico
8) Rey Horus vs Aero Boy

Updated card. There’s one minor charge (Electro Boy in for Fly Warrior) and one major change – Aeroboy and Rey Horus wanted a singles match, so they were pulled out of their trios match to get it. This is a really strong indy card. I don’t think we get to see it unless we all chip in for a bus ticket first class plane flight ticket for Black Terry Jr., but I’d be counting down the days if it was in Guadalajara.

Of note for wiki purposes: Doradao Jr. & Sangre Fria Jr. are listed as brothers.

Chilanga Mask (SUN) 05/17/2015 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Arez & Belial vs Aramis & Iron Kid and Ciber Punk & Garrobo Punk
2) Alas de Acero & Impulso vs Aéreo (Ciudad Juarez) & Rey Apocalipsis
3) Caifan vs Aero Boy
4) Silueta vs Keira
5) Rey Horus vs Flamita
6) Latin Dragón vs Psico Kid

Full Card for this show, which should be good too. Rey Horus vs Flamtia should be great.