TripleMania on US PPV, Flyer misses show (and 2nd round), Lucha Underground preview

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 07/21/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Angelito & Fantasy b Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Canelo Casas, Metálico, Okumura DQ Leono, Pegasso, Delta Starman
Delta replaced Starman. Canelo Casas replaced Puma on Tuesday. Metalico fouled Leono
3) Disturbio b Boby Zavala [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarta temporada del torneo (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Disturbio got the big win over Zavala. Atlantis was guest judge, and gave 10s to everyone (like Brazo de Plata, though it wasn’t intentional comedy.) Both Disturbio & Zavala scored a 10 (Atlantis), 8 (Gladiador), 8 (Shocker), 7 (Tirantes) for 33.
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. b Tritón [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarta temporada del torneo (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Triton replaced Flyer, who said he had a foot injury. Guerrero Maya won with a double underhook piledriver, and scored a 10, 8, 8, 8 for a 34.
5) Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Kamaitachi, Puma, Tiger
Tiger, Puma and Kamaitachi replaced Euforia, Gran Guerrero & Niebla Roja.
6) Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Pólvora, Terrible
straight falls. Polvora demanded a title shot against Angel de Oro.

All Flyer really need to do last night is show up. 10 total judging points, lower than anyone else has cored, would have been enough for him to advance. All the focus on the Disturbio versus Esfinge assumed Flyer would get those easy points. Since he didn’t, both Esfinge & Disturbio going to advance. Flyer hasn’t wrestled since last Monday in Puebla – the show that didn’t air live. He did have some problems in that match, but did not appear to suffer a foot injury. Flyer was pulled from last Tuesday’s show, and that change was made some days in advance. Star Jr. suffered his injury in training, it’s possible Flyer may have done the same, if he’s actually hurt.

Flyer posted on Facebook about his injury during the show last night. CMLL (as usual) just gave the usual fuerza majore non-explanation.

If Flyer’s really hurt, then any concern about him advancing may be moot – maybe he’s not able to wrestle next round anyway. The timing is suspicious at the very least: Esfinge was thought to be the in-house favorite by people who know things, and Flyer missing the show seems ensure Esfinge advancing. Of course, they could’ve also just as easily had Disturbio lose, but Flyer’s the guy who the judges and the guy who decides the finishes have thought was the worst. Worth noting that it would’ve been Disturbio, not Esfinge, who would’ve been out had Flyer shown up.

Lucha Underground

Tonight’s Lucha Underground is episode 37, PenUltimaLucha. It’s the final episode before Ultima Lucha. (There is an episode next week. They’ll explain the deal during tonight’s show.) Matches announced on the show

  • Johnny Mundo versus Texano
  • the Mack versus Cage
  • a match for the final Aztec Medallion

There’s also a vignette from the show out which shows the last Medallion being handed out. It’s a pretty big spoiler, you may want to wait. It’s also a totally different medallion than the match. That again will make much more sense on the show.

Again, this is the last build to UltimaLucha. Pentagon/Vampiro is pretty much set in place from last week, but all the major matches get touched on one last time. Mundo/Texano addresses both of their matches. Prince Puma will make an appearance. The Aztec Medallions will be further explained. There are still other matches and a stipulation to be announced for UltimaLucha, and they may even move forward on the Black Lotus storyline. It’s looks to be a pretty busy show, and all reports said this was a start of a great set of episodes to close out the season.

TripleMania on US PPV

Conventional PPV! A new English language AAA site has the list of providers –  it seems like they got cleared by all the major ones. Prices

  • $30 in HD
  • $20 in SD
  • $19 if you choose the iPPV instead (which has HD/SD/3D)

The FAQ mentions there will be English language commentary.

(Price is still undetermined if you can’t find anyone who will actually sell you floor seats to the show.)

If I was home, I’d probably still just choose the iPPV. I think I’m in the minority; a lot of people would prefer paying the extra $1 or $10 to just get in straight on their current TV setup even at this point of streaming devices. This is going to open the show up to a much bigger US/Canada audience.

That’s part of a new English language AAA site and Twitter account, and all of that’s probably related to Court Bauer saying on this week’s MLW Radio that he was working with AAA to expand their English presence. There’s a roster page; I’d guess they would include people who figure to be on the show (so Dinastia has a chance, but the Mini Psycho Clown photo is wrong.)

Other News

Sin Salida will air on SamuraiTV on 08/16. That’s probably the best bet for the main event to air complete anywhere.

LuchaWorld recaps Friday’s En Busca de un Idolo.

+LuchaTV has Crazy Boy & Pesadilla looking for a tag team title shot  and a top 10 from the 07/11 CaraLucha show.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Ray Rowe vs Cavernario and the first part of the tag team tournament.

Segunda Caida reviews random worth watching CMLL form a couple months ago, a review of Lucha Underground episode 33 and Maximo, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Ultimo Guerrero. It seems strange to me to see Fox 2 sports logo on a video now.

SuperLuchas looks back at a Canek versus Dos Caras title match, and a Villanos/Brazos title change (one were we didn’t previously know the date.)

Lestat says Monday night was the first step to something big for him after 14 years of disappointment and work. That’s a lot of disappointment.

13 people (looks to be all men) were approved for lucha libre licenses in Puebla. Asturiano, Toro Bill, Policeman and Yoyo Garduno were the judges.

Rey Escorpion and Solar were filming a commercial for Domino’s Pizza.

Monsther Clown talks about his Villanos match.

Homero Simpson betrayed Minion Morado in Arena Popo.

Voices of Wrestling and Last Real Heels have audio reviews of last week’s Lucha Underground.

There’s Destructor Negro versus Gotico feud in Xalapa.

Lucha Libre in Japan

07/22 NOAH:
Bengala b Hajima Ohara [GJHL]
Super Crazy b Atsushi Kotoge [GJHL]
Both are 2-0! They’re going all the way! I apparently can’t read the tournament matches!


CMLL (TUE) 07/28/2015 Arena México
1) Stukita & Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico
2) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Skadi vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
3) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Rey Escorpión
4) Leono vs Metálico [hair]
5) Bárbaro Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Atlantis, La Máscara, La Sombra
6) Ángel de Oro © vs Pólvora [MEX LH]
Angel de Oro’s 4th defense

  • 07/07 Leono, Star Jr., Stigma b Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel – tecnicos win in straight falls, Leono & Metalico botch finish
  • 07/14 Akuma, Metálico, Sangre Azteca b Leono, Molotov, Oro Jr. – rudos took 1/3, Metalico & Leono not involved in any finish
  • 07/21 Canelo Casas, Metálico, Okumura DQ Leono, Pegasso, Starman – Metalico fouled Leono

So. We’ve been watching CMLL Tuesday undercard matches for seven weeks now, and I don’t think a single person said “looks like they’re doing a Metalico/Leono match.” They’re doing a Leono/Metalico match! I have no idea why! Metalico did foul Leono last night, but there’s no indication they were building towards this match at all prior to that. It’s an all time poor build for a poor sounding match. I have no idea why you would put together a Leono/Metalico hair match and expect that to be something people would be interested in seeing. CMLL has 100+ luchadors and they’re going with Leono/Metalico as a match.

If Leono is Hulk Hogan, is Metalico Honky Tonk Man? (I don’t think Leono is Hogan because I’d bet Metalico wins.)

Angel de Oro is the greatest test of Polvora’s singles match super powers yet.

Way to bring back Stukita when there’s no internet stream any more. Given the six match lineup, that match may not air.

CMLL (TUE) 07/28/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Explosivo & Nautilius vs Joker & Relampago
2) Flyer, Magnum, Oro Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Maléfico
3) Esfinge, Magnus, Tritón vs Hijo del Signo, Nitro, Okumura
4) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Super Porky vs Morphosis, Olímpico, Pierroth
5) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Shocker, Terrible, Vangellys

Flyer back in action, or at least listed back on action. The 3/4/5 finishers are all on this show, and the 8th finisher is booked ahead of them.

4 thoughts to “TripleMania on US PPV, Flyer misses show (and 2nd round), Lucha Underground preview”

  1. I’m sure cmll use some kind of lottery generator for the lower card apuestas… Mercurio has been really good lately and has a lot of character, a hair match with shockercito or anyone would have been better…

  2. It does! But it’s also because that’s a photo from a different show – he had a dark blue mask and pants for this one. No idea why CMLL sent out that photo.

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