Lucha Underground 1×34: Gold and Guerreros

leg to the face


Texano Jr. beats Delavar Davari (6:09, powerbomb)
Hernandez DQ Drago (6:57, DQ for belt choke)
Alberto submit Marty (0:54, Destiny armbar)
Prince Puma pinned Chavo Guerrero (4:54, 630 senton)

All the gifs from the show are here.


The show was built around Chavo’s title challenge. He asked for it from Dario earlier in the night. Dario offered Chavo anything he wanted in appreciation for his earlier help, and Chavo really took Dario up on it: no DQ, Crew at ringside, and Puma would lose the title if Konnan interfered in anyway. Catrina and Mil Muertes confronted both luchadors, threatening to beat the winner at Ultima Lucha. Prince Puma seemed a little more disturbed than Chavo, but Konnan warned Puma not to let Catrina play mind games. Konnan was busy himself, recruiting an off screen character to get revenge on Chavo on behalf of Mexico and Blue Demon.

It all built to a big main event, but it didn’t turn out to be much of one. Chavo pulled his hamstring bending over for Puma’s roll over backdrop escape. He was pretty much incapable of going on, so the Crew jumped in and did spots with Puma for about 90 seconds before laying Puma out for the frog splash. Chavo very slowly climbed the ropes, while Konnan signaled for help – which turned out to beTexano, laying out all therudos and allowing Puma to get in his 630senton.Texano declared HE wa Mexico.

Heranndez dropping Draog easily

The show ended with Chavo in the locker room, still in pain. Blue Demon confronted him, mostly to mock Chavo’s failure while promising not to attack an injured man. Chavo took the moment to get in Demon’s head, saying Texano was the real Mexico rep and Blue Demon was a washed up guy who lived in Miami. Demon did not take this well.

Texano had a busy show, seemingly ending his feud with Davari via clean win. Texano charged Davari, but Davari got some help from Big Ryck in fighting back. Ryck again didn’t look totally thrilled with Davari ordering him around. A Ryck lasso punch missed, Texano superkicked him off the apron, then beat Davari with the powerbomb.

Hernandez and Drago met, following up on the recent fights. This one ended as an echo of the last, with Hernandez taking a belt from a fan, strapping Drago with it, then choking him out to get DQed. Hernandez declared dragon’s weren’t real and fans are dumb for cheering for him.

to be fair, it didn’t seem like he was using the belt right

Alberto quickly squashed Marty the Moth. Striker speculated that Dario is trying to run Marty off by feeding him to the top guys. Alberto was aggressive in the match, then declared Mundo had woken up his evil side. Alberto said he’d damage Mundo’s face much like Mundo tried to do him by putting him thru the glass.

Ultima Lucha Card so far

  • Prince Puma (c) vs Mil Muertes for the Lucha Underground championship
  • Johnny Mundo vs Alberto el Patron


There’s been better shows. There was nothing bad on the show, but there wasn’t anything great either. There’s a little bit of things being played out a slower to peak on Ultima Lucha, and obviously the main event had some really bad luck.

Texano/Davairi was the best match of their feud, but also hopefully the last. Announcing have a lot of words to pound home Texano as the working man’s hero. I’s still such a leap since how he was introduced with nothing other than the necessities of the plot to explain it. They’re playing the Ryck/Davari issues much quieter.

seventh defense for Puma

Drago/Hernandez didn’t seem to have much chemistry. Drago probably should’ve been more ticked off than Texano, given how much more Hernandez has cost him, but it felt just like another Hernandez match.

Alberto/Marty was a really good squash, and Alberto’s promo was strong.

Chavo/Puma didn’t seem like a thrilling idea, but it really never had a chance. They edited so it just kept going, and the announcers tried to ignore the injury for the most part. (The Demon/Chavo skit was clearly an after the fact addition.) Just a bad fluke.

Next week’s episode looks much better.

Chilanga Mask in Monterrey, Esfinge & Disturbio win in Busca

Chilanga Mask (SUN) 06/28/2015 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [LuchaMania Monterrey]
1) Gato Fantasma & Mortifero b Hijo Del Guerrero Negro & Tempestad and Alberto Dos Rios & Hijo De Centurion Negro and Ronaldiño & Tequilita
Gato Fantasma replaced Ciber Payaso, who was still around and hit Centurion Negro with a bottle to set up the pin.
2) Dralion b Flamita, Alas de Acero, Lince De Oro
Lince de Oro was added to the match, took the loss to Dralion’s 450 splash.
3) Tigre Universitario b Jeque
4) Impulso & Iron Kid (Estado de México) b Corazon Adicto & Silver Star
Silver Star & Corazon Adicto replaced by Divo & Obesion. Silver got pinne,d but with his foot on the ropes.
5) Hator & Mini Hator DQ Difunto I & Mini Difunto
Hator faked a foul
6) Caifan b Aero Boy, Ultimo Ninja [submission]
Announced as a submission match, ended by pinfall. Caifan beat Ultimo Ninja. talked about facing Hechicero on a future ChilangaMask show.
7) Trauma I & Trauma II b Black Terry & Mr. Niebla
Traumas won when Niebla went for a casita three times in a row and Trauma I just reversed it on the third try.
8) Pagano b Nicho el Millionario
Usual extreme match between the two (which confirms the local commission has not banned it.) Pagano continues to win almost all the time between the two. The two built up their hair match in Tijuana next month.

CMLL referee.

CMLL (TUE) 06/30/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Acero & Aéreo b Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Nitro b Metatrón, Soberano Jr., Starman
Rudos took 2/3
3) Esfinge b Guerrero Maya Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarta Temporada del Torneo En Busca de un Idolo Guerrero Maya Vs Esfinge (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Esfinge won with his tricky cradle in about 5:30. Guest judges were Felino & Atlantis (replacing Shocker, weirdly put in a position to judge both his tag team partners.) Esfinge scored a 10 (Felino), 10 (Atlantis), 8 (Gladiador), 7 (Tirantes). Maya scored a 8, 9, 8, 7 and 32. Match was good, though not nearly as good as it was scored.
4) Disturbio b Delta [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarta Temporada del Torneo En Busca de un Idolo Disturbio Vs Delta (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Referee Pompin blew the finish, counting one for Delta when he got a casita, then continuing the count for &3 when Disturbio reversed the cradle for his own pin. Delta looked better than previous matches, but match was just OK. Judges called the finish controversal, but might have just been talking about Disturbio grabbing the rope on the pin (though he couldn’t do it in time since Pompin only counted two.) Disturbio scored a 10 (Felino), 9 (Atlantis), 7 (Gladiador) and 6 (Tirantes.) Delta scored a 1, 9, 7, 5, which Felino being aggressively anti-Delta.
5) Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper b Fuego, Stuka Jr., Titán
Invasors took 2/3. Tecnicos took Olimpico, but Ripper bat Titan for the win.
6) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, La Máscara b Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Pólvora
Tecnicos won clean with an Mascara casita and an Atlantis rana.

The first two matches were so forgettable that I recorded them and forgot to put them up.

Delta & Blue Panther aren’t eliminated yet, only because there are three matches left. It’s not looking good. The fan poll is going to help Flyer a lot, and it needs to if he’s going to have a chance: Disturbio and Esfinge seem to be doing better in the results and the judges votes. (Canelo does really bad in the fan poll and will fall back once those are added in.)

Today’s Lucha Underground is episode 34, “Gold and Guerreros” There are 6 episodes remaining. Matches taped for the show

  • Delavar Davari vs Texano Jr.
  • Drago vs Hernandez
  • Alberto el Patron vs Marty Martinez
  • Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs Prince Puma (c) in a no DQ match for the Lucha Underground Championship

They’ve announced the first two on Twitter and the main event is announced by the title of the show (and the description.) The third match might go the way of Famous B/Super Fly depending on what else is going on. No video teasers this week.

Goya Kong says she was happy AAA fans gave her a good reception, because she was concerned people wouldn’t remember her since she hasn’t been on TV much. Goya Kong had 10 televised matches this year. Taya has had 6 televised matches in AAA. Anyway, the AAA interview plays up the feud with the Villanos; it seems like there’s more Villanos coming soon and Goya says the AAA locker room is a much happier place than the quiet one she used to be in.

+LuchaTV has an interview with Lucha Dragon and Dinamic Black, who says he’s wrestling in the US soon.

Reynosa’s Arena el Angel has suspended all shows indefinitely.

There’s an AAA house show in Arena Jalisco on 08/23 (which was the other possible TripleMania date.)

Lucha Mutante has promos from Black Terry, Titan, Wotan and Ludark Shaitan for their debut show.

Segunda Caida reviews Famila de Tijuana versus the Infernals.

Apolo Valdez enjoyed Atlantis & Octagon match for nostalgia reasons, but was reminded how that generation is close to it’s end.

AAA put up the Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo TV shows from the last two weeks.

Porra Fresa says the Arena Puebla Anniversary show will be on 07/20.

Circulo Negro was unmasked in Morelos by Sioux, and was revealed as Moses Prado Escobar, the youngest son of Javier “Chamaco” Valaguez.

There’s a new book on the last years of Arena Isabel from a local luchador who became a photographer.

Mini Multifacetico took Prayer’s hair in Arena Coliseo San Ramon.

SuperLuchas interviews Baby Angel, looks back to Rene Guajardo beating Jerry London.


CMLL (TUE) 07/07/2015 Arena México
1) Bengala & Robin vs Cholo & Espanto Jr.
2) Leono, Pegasso, Star Jr. vs Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel
3) Boby Zavala vs Esfinge [En Busca de un Idolo]
4) Blue Panther Jr. vs Flyer [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Fuego, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pierroth, Vangellys
6) Ángel de Oro, Dragon Lee, Mistico vs Kamaitachi, Mephisto, Pólvora

This will be the end of week 5 of En Busca de un Idolo, with two matches left.

Volador Jr. is slumming it in that semimain, and they have to be setting up something with Dragon Lee (versus Kamaitachi or maybe Polvora), or Angel de Oro (versus Mephisto) for Volador not to be in the main event.

Leono is back from where he went. Probably filming movies.

CMLL (TUE) 07/07/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío & Metatrón vs Évola & Exterminador
2) Magnus, Starman, Vaquero Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Maléfico
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Lluvia vs Amapola, Dalys, La Comandante
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán, Tritón vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Luciferno
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Máximo vs Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Terrible

Guadalajara getting a match I’d like to see (fourth) right after TV might be inaccesible seems about right. Vaquero Jr. is making a quick jump to TV matches.