DTU, The Crash, TripleMania and AAA in Colombia notes, lots of links

DTU (THU) 08/06/2015 Arena Aficion [+LuchaTV, DTU]
2) El Nene & Pepe Negro Jr. b Joven Maravilla & Kalibus
3) Black Fire, Lokillo, Slayer Pack b Jimmy, Kevin, Tony
Slayer Pack replaced Perro Negro Jr.
4) Artikus, Lanzeloth, Rocky Lobo b Colmillo Blanco, El Intruso Jr., Titan
5) Hormiga b Ovett
Replaced the Draztick Boy (in Japan) versus the Rotation (illness) match.
6) Aero Boy, El Exótico, Septimo Dragon b Chica Ye-Ye, Jinzo, Kaoma Jr.
7) Crazy Boy & Pesadilla b Bestia 666 & Damián 666
8) Miedo Extremo b Super Mega and Halloween

This was said to be a pretty good show by those who could find a car ride there.

AAA The Crash (FRI) 08/07/2015 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Puebla [Estrellas del Ring]
1) ? ?? ??
No results, but appears to be one of the Nerds in action.
2) Ángel Metálico & Zarco b Golden Magic & Septimo Dragon
3) Dinastía, Drago, Goya Kong b Mini Charly Manson, Muñeca De Plata, Súper Fly
Drago replaced Aerostar. Muneca de Plata replaced Taya (both in Colombia)
4) Angélico & Jack Evans b Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Cibernético, Mamba, Texano Jr.
6) Fénix, La Parka, Rey Mysterio Jr. b Daga, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.
Mysterio beat Pentagon with a Canadian Destroyer

This one too. Muneca showing up here suggests she’s at least trying to get into this promotion instead of CMLL now.

The AAA US Twitter continues to be active after TripleMania, so presumably they’re going with the idea there’s going to be another PPV to promote so far. AAA Mexico has been extremely quiet after TripleMania, really only posting the results on their website and otherwise saying nothing. There’s probably some regrouping going on; the SuperLuchas column calling the show “The Disaster called TripleMania XXIII” sums up the general feelings. Saying nothing at least gives no more fuel to the fire. Thinking optimistically, maybe the reaction will prompt a big enough overhaul to avoid this happening again; Heroes Inmortales will be better because it can pretty much only be better, but there are surely people in AAA who saw the iceberg coming well before Sunday night and maybe they’ll be given more power to make changes. Or maybe it’ll just keep on going this way.

The official results do not mention Myzteziz wearing the Perros del Mal shirt (which could’ve just been something not planned) and avoid the issue of him joining or not joining La Sociedad entirely. In the building, we got both Myzteziz turning down Konnan and not joining the group, and Myzteziz joining the group a few minutes later. It was like when movies test out different endings to their movie in front of audiences, only this wasn’t a test. I guess we get to find out which was supposed to be the “deleted ending only on the DVD!” when the show airs on TV.

Gonzalo Lopez has photos of the events; they stuck most of the media in a box far away from the ring to keep them from blocking the fan’s view (but large tables leaning against the side of the cage were ok.)

There’s a mid September AAA TV taping in Gimnasio de la Barrera. It may be announced at any time; they’ve probably been keeping it quiet to not hurt TripleMania sales. There has to be another TV taping by the weekend of August 29th, but nothing’s been announced.

Rey Mysterio says he’s fine after TripleMania and will balance accounts with everyone who attacked him. He’ll have something to say to Myzteziz after a while.

Cibernetico says he wants to go after the Mega championship next, hopes to get his rematch with Perro Aguayo Jr. in the afterlife.

A Santo sculpture was stolen in Mexico City. If you look at the picture, it’s so tempting to take that I’m not surprised someone walked off with it.

Blue Demon Jr. says he’s working with an author about two books covering his life. He also says his Anniversary match at TripleMania wasn’t to celebrate him, but for the fans. I don’t recall asking for that.

SuperLuchas had interviews with Mamba and Daga prior to TripleMania. Daga mentions he had a tryout with WWE a few years ago.

The AAA shows in Colombia were expected to draw 20,000. There’s photos from the Friday night shows, where the building looks about 75% full. I believe there were free shows paid for by the government. Hijo del Fantasma says lucha libre in Mexico is strong. Aerostar dove off a high place because of course. That entire match is here.

LA Park & Hijo de LA Park beat Sombra & Rush in Tijuana. Even though CMLL as a promotion seems not to like LA Park, the luchadors themselves seem to like him enough to be willing to lose to him (even by foul) quite often.

Ursus took Dance Boy’s mask in Queretaro. Dance Boy is Eduardo Cazares Trejo, from Queretaro, 25 years old, 14 years a luchador. That means he started at 11. Dance Boy isn’t quite young enough to be in Super Crazy’s LLJL kid’s group, but maybe he was running around Arena Queretaro as kid. He’s definitely in results going back to 2005.

Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Underground 35 & 36 (though they got the wrong episode title, Ultimo Guerrero & Rey Escorpion, and Maximo & Volador vs Rey Bucanero & Terrible.

Box Y Lucha 3199 has TripleMania on the cover.

Proyecto-Suplex writes about the Silver Star versus Charles Lucero match from last year, which is more a match against their own limitations.

SuperLuchas looks back at six apuesta matches on August 6, 1972 (including young Dos Caras), AAA shows on August 7, 1992, Flama Azul & Canek winning a tag team tournament on August 8, 1982, Alfonso Dantes unfairly losing his hair while outdueling Satanico on August 9th, 1985, a lightweight title match main eventing an EMLL show in 1975 and Santo winning a hair in 1968. The one thing I notice in aggregate on these is Manuel Robles, who seemed to top out at upper midcarder, had a lot more interesting career than guys at the same level. He lost his hair quite a fair bit, but he had feuds and victories along side that, and seems like had many more big matches on his resume.

DJ Spectro looks back at Gran Markus.

El Pancracio interviews Scorpio Jr. about his career.

Kronosport interviews Lady Maravilla.

Kcidis draws all the inductions from TripleMania.

Super Libre had the Super Calos, Satanico, Faraon and Oriental as guests.

SuperLuchas talks to Super Aguila

+LuchaTV has a ton of new clips, including Impulso getting hit very hard in Monterrey.

LV reviewed TripleMania, did not like that Cage/Alberto match.

Voices of Wrestling has the last season 1 of Lucha of the Hidden Temple.

Cage, Fenix, Pentagon, Drago, Ricochet and Laredo Kid are all working a show in October in Brownsville, Texas.

Navarros win the IWRG trios titles, Eterno versus the police

IWRG (SUN) 08/09/2015 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Kid Star & Omega b Ovni & Príncipe Azteca
Match completely changed around; no Skayde, King Man, Bronco (Skayde trainees?) or Impossible. Kid Star, Ovni and Principe Azteca all debuted.
2) Diablo Jr. 1 & El Hijo del Diablo b Hijo del Pantera & Pantera
Hijo del Diablo snuck in a foul on Hijo del Pantera.
3) Golden Magic b Súper Nova
Golden Magic won clean with a small package and demanded a Junior de Juniors match.
4) Danny Casas, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Veneno b Canis Lupus, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Oficial AK47
Hijo del Dr. Wagner’s first match here since March. Canis Lupus replaced Cien Caras Jr. and didn’t get along with AK47, leading to the loss.
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II DQ Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. © [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Match changed and made a title match on Wednesday. Pirata Morgan introduced Barba Roja Jr. as the new member of the family before the match, and he got involved in a fight with Trauma II before the match. Navarros took 2/3 to win the titles. Pirata Jr. fouled Trauma I in the third fall for the apparent win, but the foul was caught by the second referee. Titles change hands on DQ in Mexico. Piratas fall on second defense. Navarros are 20th known champions; this is the first time any of them have won this championship or won any trios title as a unit.

The Pirata trio is getting changed up with Barba Roja Jr. introduced – either Hijo is going to be busy with AAA or Pirata Jr. is going to continue not wrestling much – but they still couldn’t lose the titles clean. Pirata Morgan is old school.

The Gladiatores interviews Dragon Fly, returning from a a bad injury.

MedioTiempo has a review of ChilangaMask’s show here on Sunday. It’s the biggest show for that promotion in history, given the size of building they’re running and all the names they have on the card, but the building’s habits mean tickets couldn’t be put on sale until this week (not sure if it was Monday or even after Wednesday’s show.)


IWRG FILL (WED) 08/12/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Chicanito & Voltar vs Guerrero 2000 & Magnum 44
2) Blue Metal, Blue Monsther, Hijo del Alebrije vs Acero, Vampiro Metálico, Vardeus
3) Aeroman, Dragón Fly, Omega vs Matrix Jr., Power Bull, Rey Terco Jr.
4) Fly Star, Galaxy, Toxin Boy vs Aramis, Atomic Star, Kanon
Gym Zeuz (Galaxy) vs Gym FILL-Eterno (Atomic Star)
5) Alas de Acero, Canis Lupus, Eterno vs Keiser Drago, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47

These shows continue to focus on the Eterno feuds, with this week’s main event building off last Wednesday’s finish.

Hijos del Infiernos win the trios titles, Casas out with injury, Naito to return

CMLL (SUN) 08/09/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Hijo del Signo & Metálico b Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr.
2) Blue Panther Jr., Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. DQ Kamaitachi, Puma, Tiger
Kamaitachi pulled Stuka’s mask for the DQ.
3) Aéreo b Pequeño Violencia [hair]
Aereo won in a surprisingly quick match.
4) Ángel de Oro, Marco Corleone, Super Porky b Kráneo, Pierroth, Ripper
5) Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto b Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. © [MEX TRIOS]
Mephisto beat Atlantis clean to win the trios titles. Reyes del Atlantida fall on their 2nd defense. Hijos del Infierno are the 39th known champions. Mephisto’s 2nd reign, Safari/Ephesto’s 3rd reign, and Luciferno’s first reign.
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Terrible
Rey Bucanero replaced Shocker on Tuesday. Mistica on Rey Escorpion.

I’m surprised they did the title change after all. That reduces the champions to 14. Maybe that no longer matters? Maybe they haven’t done the math and are going to fix that some other way? It does suggest the Reyes winning the titles were less about them and more about getting the titles off Peste Negra (and Mr. Niebla ASAP.)

Not sure what exactly happened with the hair match but it sounds like it either something went wrong or they weren’t into doing much.

CMLL (MON) 08/10/2015 Arena Puebla [@therealfredo, CMLL, Periodico Enfoque]
1) Rey Apocalipsis & Toro Bill Jr. b Black Tiger & Rey Samuray
Battilon de la Muerte took 2/3.
2) Okumura, Puma, Tiger b Lestat, Stigma, Tritón
Lestat replaced Starman. Rudos took 2/3.
3) Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán
Invasors took 2/3 in a good match.
4) Ángel de Oro © b Pólvora [CMLL LH]
Angel de Oro took falls 1/3 for his 5th defense. Rematch from 13 days ago in Arena Mexico; this was a good but lesser version of that.
5) Felino, Mephisto, Terrible b Atlantis, Mistico, Rush
Terrible and Felino replaced Mr. Niebla (suspension?) and Casas (injury). Tecnicos took 2/3 in a quick match, with Atlantis submitting Mephisto and challenged for a LH title match.
6) Último Guerrero b Rey Escorpión
UG took 1/3, in a similar but not as good match as their hair match

This show is still up on YouTube. I half watched it while working on other stuff. It was a fine enough show, but nothing must see. Both the rematches from Arena Mexico were lesser versions of those matches. The crowd wasn’t into Ultimo Guerrero as much as in Arena Mexico too, and that really helped the hair match. (They might have just been tired; this was a long show even with a short semimain.)

Periodico Enfoque says Rey Escorpion knocked down one of the photographers during the main event. I didn’t pick this up at all watching on YouTube (but was largely distracted during the show; no one else mentioned it as far as I saw.) They note security didn’t get involved in any way. Escorpion & CMLL photographer Alexis Sanchez have had issues in the recent past as well.

No Saturday show (boxing).

The full Friday night Arena Mexico show will air on ClaroSports. I did not see it, but I was told last Friday’s show aired in full on CMLL.com; perhaps that was a test run.

Tonight’s CMLL show has the Guerreros and Revolucionarios against each other one again.  Pegasso versus Virus is the lightning match, which should be on YouTube after the show. Notable, the Metalico/Leono issue appears to be dropped; they’re off the card tonight.

Negro Casas is out of action for a few weeks with a torn bicep and pectoral. CMLL says he suffered the injury on Friday night (and it’s notable they addressed the situation, unlike the recent issues with Sombra, Rush, Niebla and Shocker.) I don’t remember seeing anything in particular with him, but he was one of those who disappeared very quickly after the match. This is Casas’ second significant injury of the year, after suffering a concussion earlier this year. Casas has defied aging, but even his super powers are going to run out at some point.

This caused some card shuffling. Friday’s main event is now Ingoberanbles (Rush, Sombra, Mascara) versus Atlantis, Maximo and Volador, which might again tease a Sombra/Atlantis issue.  Rush was previously listed as main eventing in Arena Neza, not sure what will happen there.

It was mentioned on this morning’s NJPW show that Naito would be coming back to CMLL in September. I had guessed he would not. That has to tie in with the Anniversary show some how (and maybe it was a late enough decision to change the date? Or just a coincidence?)

Zeuxis told the press that she and Dalys are a Caribbean tag team. Who knew? Does it really matter to be a 2 person tag team in a division with no 2v2 matches? Zeuxis has the same belt with sash hanging off that Ivelisse was wearing on Lucha Underground; I kind of want to believe that’s a Puerto Rician style thing.

Cavernario has no problem with the Ingobernables, but feels Volador, Atlantis and Negro Casas are as good or better.

Interviews with CMLL’s three officials ring announcers.


CMLL (TUE) 08/11/2015 Arena México
1) Acero & Angelito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
2) Molotov, Oro Jr., Robin vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Sangre Azteca
3) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
4) Pegasso vs Virus [lightning]
5) Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Luciferno
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Thunder vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

Posted before, but changed enough to be posted again. Will Thunder actually wrestle this week? Will we be sad if he does?

CMLL (SAT) 08/15/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Olímpico
2) Molotov vs Hijo del Signo
3) Oro Jr. vs Nitro
4) Stigma vs Canelo Casas
5) Tritón & Valiente vs Rey Bucanero & Terrible
6) Zeuxis © vs Silueta [MEX WOMEN]
first defense
7) Máximo, Mistico, Rey Cometa vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto

Zeuxis hasn’t defended the belt partly because of the injury, and partly because CMLL. She’s defending against her forever rival here. They had teased the title match two weeks ago and get to do it after a break. I’m going to keep saying this every time: the title match should absolutely be the main event on this show. Even more so with women and minis – the positive press CMLL could generate for it would outweigh the bruised egos.

CMLL (SUN) 08/16/2015 Arena México
1) Metatrón & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Nitro
3) Fantasy vs Pequeño Violencia [lightning]
4) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
5) Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Cavernario, Felino, Kamaitachi
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja

Sky Team versus Guerreros in the main event, Violencia coming right back in a lightning match.

Semimain looks like more Dragon Lee/Kamatiachi fun, but Cometa gets his hands on Cavernario too. That match would be great if one of Felino’s sons replaced him.

CMLL (SUN) 08/16/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Rey Halcón & Star Black vs El Chakal & Relampago
2) El Divino, Frezzer, Javier Cruz Jr. vs Black Sugar, Demonio Rojo, El Yaqui
3) Neutrón, Vaquero Jr., Virgo vs Furia Roja, Joker, Sádico
4) Draego, Nautilius, Omar Brunetti vs El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
5) Rayman vs Pepe Aguayo

Rayman and Pepe Aguayo were on opposite sides of the not-CMLL show this past Sunday, set up the rematch on this week’s Sunday show. There’s no real difference, the Sunday is just an partially sanctioned show that uses the local trainees.  (We’re lucky to get the posters on CMLL.com at this point.)

CMLL (MON) 08/17/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Star Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr., Zaeta Roja vs Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Metálico
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Lluvia vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
3) Blue Panther Jr., Rey Cometa, The Panther vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
5) Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto

Atlantis and Mephisto matched up in the main event again. Third match could be quite good.