recap – includes the matches which didn’t make TV.
taped 2015-03-18 @ Auditorio Benito Juárez, Zapopan, Jalisco
FULL (THU) 05/14/2015 Carpa Astros, Tlalpan, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, R de Rudo, Terra]
1) Alfa, Omega, Saru b Fulgor I, Fulgor II, Sucesor
very good match. This was or was not part of the Copa Novato FULL depending on the recap.
2) Ángel Del Amor, Charly Madrid, Marabunta Jr. b Black Rider, Tanque Infenral, Tupac Amaru [Copa Novato FULL]
This part of a larger tournament, of unknown size.
3) Lady Apache & Rossy Moreno b La Quimera & Reyna Dorada and India Sioux & Ludark Shaitan [FULL WOMEN, #1 Contenders, Relevos Increíbles]
vacant title. Winning pair face off for the title at some point. To no surprise, Apache & Moreno won, Rossy beat Dorada.
4) El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Scorpio Jr. bHijo De Dos Caras, Relámpago, Super Porky
Rudos won when Medico pulled Dos’ mask to beat him.
5) Máscara Sagrada, Octagón, Tinieblas Jr. b Cien Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Pirata Morgan
Lokillo was with the rudos to balance out Alushe. Tecnicos all beat the rudos. Pirata said he’d bring in Hijo del Solitario to get revenge on Tinieblas.
Venue looks great in the pictures. Venue also looks about 10% full, which seems like a problem. Jose Manuel and Bernardo were back together doing the announcing for this show; JMG had been doing the most recent FULL shows. This should start airing a week from Sunday.
Today’s CMLL show has the Leyenda de Plata tournament. The old idea was Leyendas de Plata was for the best skilled wrestlers and the Leyenda de Azul was for the biggest names. It’s not something that’s carried thru in recent years, because they’re not doing the tournaments as much in recent years, but it is a good group of luchadors including some midcard guys getting a chance possibly only becuase they’re very good.
On CMLL Informa, they started the winner of this week’s ciberentico would face Negro Casas for the championship next week. CMLL released two previews of today’s show, neither of them mention Negro Casas facing the winner. Who knows. It’s Negro Casas, so he could just as easily face anyone and it would make sense. Who he faces is also a mystery:
The semimain has the Guerreros versus – well, Rey Escorpion’s team was said to no longer be the Revolucionarios this time around, but they went on Cadena3 declaring themselves the Revolucionarios today. This is the detail work which have made CMLL reknown.
Hijo del Santo had a press conference to announce a new bottled mezcal drink. Blue Demon released one a month, maybe it’s the same people. Santo again said he’s waiting for medical approval to return, but believes he’ll get it and believes he’ll be part of a Todo x el Todo show in England. See next paragraph. No one appears to have asked him about the Leyenda de Plata, which is good news for all.
The poster for the Lucha Libre World UK show (07/09-11) – the Santo London show – lists Dr. Wagner Jr., Cassandro, Angel Blanco, Mascarita Sagrada, Octagoncito, Zumbi, Rayman, Mano Negra, Boby Zavala and Heddi Karoui for Mexico based luchadors. Hard to figure how Cassandro will still be on those shows if undergoing surgery. Zavala working a Santo show is a bit akward, but CMLL guys have appeared to be allowed to work with Santo outside of Mexico.
“Richard Swam” is listed as working the AULL anniversary show on 06/13, which I presume really is Rich Swann from the US since he’s across the ring from Flamita. It’s still pretty random, and means he’s probably showing up for someone else around that time.
NJPW announced every match show of the BOSJ tournament will air on their NJPW World service. Only the Korakuen Hall shows (which includes the finals) will air live, with the others being available for on demand viewing the day after and only the tournaments matches airing on those shows.
Voices of Wrestling reviews this week’s Lucha Underground.
The Lucha Dragons were announced as being part of the WWE tour of Mexico in October. It’s hard to take WWE announcements for shows five months from now too seriously when they’re announcing to run special events on two weeks ahead of time, but Kalisto & Sin Cara will be on those shows for sure as long as they’re healthy.
Decnnis returns to the ring on May 30th; he’s been out of action for six months after a bad health situation earlier this year. He says he’s been training in the US for his return.
+LuchaTV has highlights of Rey Mysterio Jr. & Fenix vs Hijo del Fantasma & Brian Cage, plus Aramis on the Bestiario tournament and Satanico on his career and his opponents on this week’s CaraLuchas match.
DJ Spectro has a second part of his Alberto Munoz bio.
SegundaCaida reviews Atlantis, Shocker, Satanico vs Rey Bucanero, Tarzan Boy, and Ultimo Guerrero and great Hugo Savinovich quotes.
indy (SUN) 05/31/2015 Arena Azteca Budokan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) El Magic vs Speed Rider
2) Desorden vs Tarkus, Rey Zeus, Comando Rivera, Lapid, Cripta, Corcel De Plata, Juventud Azteca, Dark Maym, Killer Jr., Dr. Killer, Golden Bull,Hijo Angel Dorado, Al Rojo Vivo, Ying Sangre, Misterios Roo
winner gets into the other tournamnet
3) Coco Blanco Jr., Inmortal, Loki, Oriental Jr. vs Ciclon Black, Orión,Royer Boy, Turbulencia
4) Andy Barrow, Dollar, Pentagon I vs Aguila E., Hijo De Ramno, Skayde
5) Rayo Star vs Sky Man, Fly Star, Toxin Boy, Kaving, Siki Osama,Nuevo Angel, Demebte Xtreme, Terromoto Negro, Yoruba, Chico Che,Oficial AK47, Shadow Boy [Torneo Villano III]
6) Fenix (AAA), Hijo del Alebrije, Tony Rivera vs Dinamic Black, Hijo del Fishman, Oriental
Billed as the first show on a Villano III retirement tour. I feel like we’re all on the first show of our retirement tour (and that we’ll all retire before Villano III actually does.) I wonder if Dinamic Black and Fenix will try to murder each again.
AAA on Televisa: 2015-04-04 (including the iPPV)
Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma © for the AAA World Cruiserweight Championship: [great]
Villano IV vs Blue Demon Jr.: [good] o
Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile
Lucha Underground: 2015-04-08
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2015-04-04
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-04-04
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-04-04
Matches To Watch Later
IWRG Zona XXI: 2015-04-06
taped 2015-04-05 @ Arena Naucalpan
Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Electro Boy: