great match round up, week of 2015-07-4

rating matches TV Show taped
excellent Drago vs Fénix, Laredo Kid, Daga, Steve Pain, Aerostar, Bengala,Súper Nova, Súper Fly, Hijo del Fantasma [Alas de Oro] AAA on Televisa: 2015-07-04 2015-06-14
great Hernandez, Jack Evans, Johnny Mundo, Súper Fly vs Aerostar, Alberto el Patrón, Drago, Sexy Star Lucha Underground: 2015-07-08 2015-04-12
good the Mack vs Cage Lucha Underground: 2015-07-08 2015-04-12
good Mil Muertes vs Son of Havoc Lucha Underground: 2015-07-08 2015-04-12
ok Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown © vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético and Electroshock, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra for the AAA World Trios Championship AAA on Televisa: 2015-07-04 2015-06-14
ok La Parka, Myzteziz, Rey Mysterio Jr. vs El Mesías, Johnny Mundo, Pentagón Jr. AAA on Televisa: 2015-07-04 2015-06-14
ok Fuego, Stigma, Tritón vs Okumura, Tiger, Virus CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-07-04 2015-06-22
ok Atlantis, Delta, Naito vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-07-04 2015-06-22
ok La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-07-04 2015-06-22
ok Marco Corleone, Naito, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-07-04 2015-06-19
ok Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Okumura CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-07-04 2015-06-19
ok Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Thunder CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-07-04 2015-06-19
ok Metatrón, Soberano Jr., Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Nitro CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-07-04 2015-06-30
ok Fuego, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-07-04 2015-06-30
ok Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, La Máscara vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Pólvora CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-07-04 2015-06-30
ok Eléctrico & Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16 & Mercurio CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-07-04 2015-06-26
ok Pegasso, Starman, Tritón vs Okumura, Sangre Azteca, Virus CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-07-04 2015-06-26
ok Magnus & Sensei vs Akuma & Espiritu Negro CMLL on Terra: 2015-07-10 2015-07-10
below average Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-07-04 2015-06-3

Important Notes

  • The Alas de Oro is a repeat from the PPV airing, which is going to keep happening unless I just remove the TV shows which are TripleMania repeats. FWIW, the rating was based on the PPV match, which was a few minutes longer than the TV version. (I didn’t compare, but it was more than just the pause for Fenix’s injury.) You may find it hard to believe that match could’ve possibly kept going even longer if you saw that on TV, but it did.
  • There’s also no AAA TV recap for the same repeat reason.
  • Not a single CMLL match I watched from this week scored a rating over “OK”. I never was able to watch the Women’s cibernetico; my impression is that might have been rated ‘good’. Careful readers may note I’m not bothering to catch most any En Busca de un Idolo match I haven’t seen live.
  • These lists are going to be depressing once En Busca de un Idolo disappears.

Panteras become tag team champions, weekend results, CMLL minis feud

a monkey, an ant and a ninja turtle/photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 07/19/2015 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Dragón Celestial & Mr. Leo b Araña de Plata & Imposible
2) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo b Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Emperador Azteca
Apolo got away with a foul a Hijo del Diablo.
3) Canis Lupus, Danny Casas, Negro Navarro, Veneno b Coloso Chris, Eterno, Golden Magic, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Pantera, Hip Hop Man, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Pantera,Príncipe Orión, Súper Nova, Universo 2000 Jr. [IWRG IC TAG, seeding battle royal]
4) Coloso Chris & Príncipe Orión b Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 [IWRG IC TAG, quarterfinal]
5) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Universo 2000 Jr. b Eterno & Hip Hop Man [IWRG IC TAG, quarterfinal]
6) Hijo del Pantera & Pantera II b Golden Magic & Súper Nova [IWRG IC TAG, quarterfinal]
7) Danny Casas & Veneno b Canis Lupus & Negro Navarro [IWRG IC TAG, quarterfinal]
8) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Universo 2000 Jr. b Coloso Chris & Príncipe Orión [IWRG IC TAG, semifinal]
The Crazy Americans win streak comes to a truly random end.
9) Hijo del Pantera & Pantera II b Danny Casas & Veneno [IWRG IC TAG, semifinal]
10) Hijo del Pantera & Pantera II b Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Universo 2000 Jr. [IWRG IC TAG, final]
The Panteras become 27th champions. Pantera II is a two time champion, having won previously with Felino in 2007.

Really don’t understand why the Crazy Americans just didn’t lose in the final, or at least lose to the people who were winning the tournament. I wish I could understand IWRG.

Hijo del Pantera may be in Mexico going forward; he wasn’t listed on Wrestle-1’s most recent roster, and his last match was losing to former partner/current rival Andy Wu in what could’ve been a blow off to his character. Wrestle-1 isn’t much watched – in Japan or by American fans of Japanese wrestling – but Hijo del Pantera got positive reviews while he was there.

Sexy Star appeared in nude photos fir ESPN’s Body issue. Photo may not be safe for your work. She is not listed in the contents of the US magazine, so I’m not sure if she appears in a Latin American version of the magazine or if she was cut out.

A Familia de Tijuana/Vipers (Psicosis vs Psicosis) match in Tijuana went to a no contest when the commission stopped the match.

Gran Guerrero beat Espanto Jr. by DQ on WMC’s show. A women’s match on the show saw Skadi hurt her arm and Lady Maravilla fracture a knee (while working with Skadi, though it’s unclear if she had anything to do with it.)

Black Terry Jr. has photos of Sunday’s ChilangaMask show.

There’s video of the Ultimo Guerrero vs Black Terry match (but I haven’t watched it yet so I don’t know if it’s edited.)

Matt D @ Segunda Caida starts a review of Volador Jr.’s 2015.

Ciclope’s trio beat Violento Jack’s trio in Tlaxcala.

Crazy Frank beat Mortiz in a fourway with Halloween and Nicho in Tijuana.

Lady Apache beat Rossy Moreno in Xalapa, as they continue to tease a hair match.

Astral & Relampago took a loss in Chicago, teaming with local Eros against Skayde Jr., Guerrerito del Futuro and Super Dragon (not that Super Dragon.)

Profile of Pachuca luchadors Ray Castillo Jr. and son Kulikitaka.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 07/26/2015 Arena México
1) Bengala & Robin vs Camorra & Cholo
2) Esfinge, Star Jr., Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Nitro
3) Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola [lightning]
4) Aéreo, Astral, Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
6) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

I was wrong yesterday: it was Aereo in the lightning match, not Acero. Aereo’s the unmasked mini, so is Pequeno Violencia, minis never get to be in the fourth match unless there’s an apuesta match coming. The question is if they’ll do it next week, or if Aereo versus Pequeno Violencia is actually going up against TripleMania.

It probably won’t be alone. They seem to be setting up something with the Guerreros versus Ingobernables. Given recent patterns, it’ll most likely Ultimo Guerrero versus Rush or Sombra.

CMLL (SUN) 07/26/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Rey Halcón vs Micro
2) Javier Cruz Jr. & Star Black vs Black Sugar & Demonio Rojo
3) Metatrón & Neutrón vs Gran Kenut & Relampago
4) Frezzer, Magnum, Virgo vs El Yaqui, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
5) Esfinge, Gallo, Omar Brunetti vs Joker, Ráfaga, Sádico

The main event is listed as having the biggest stars in Guadalajara, which – yep.