lucha video releases, week of August 22nd

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7SJfUAaR7NcbQqRQYs7ls_e

C3’s usual stream didn’t work. I got the backup stream working during the second match. I should have a full version of that, and the HD version of Azteca, later on Tuesday. Watch this space.

Edit: I’ve added HD versions of the Azteca matches.

Edit 2: I’ve added TV versions of the C3 matches, including a complete version of the segunda.

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Atlantis new Mexican Light Heavyweight Champion, Freezer unmasks Yaqui

El Yaqui unmasked, photo by CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 08/23/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Quca & Relampago b El Tapatío & Johnny Dinamo
2) El Alteño, León Blanco, Metatrón b El Gitano, Gran Kenut, Tigre Blanco
Tigre Blanco (from Mazatlan, not the CMLL wrestler) replaced Furia Roja. Metatron beat Gitano.
3) Exterminador & Furia Roja DQ Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
Furia Roja replaced Malefico (too hurt to wrestle), which was a problem since Furia Roja is trios champion with the Truenos. Furia betrayed Exterminador, but the Truenos got DQed for excessive violence. Thunder Boy & Malefico made the save, setting up a trios title match.
4) Antrax Infernal, Príncipe Kisho, Terremoto King Jr. b Esfinge, Gallo, Magnum
Terremoto King Jr. replaced Kempo Dragon on Friday and Antrax Infernal replaced Relampago on the day of the show. The Mazatlan rudos got the win when Kisho stripped pulled Esfinge’s mask and pinned him.
5) Frezzer b El Yaqui [mask]
Yaqui took the first, was DQed in the second for excessive violence, and he got cradled when trying a leglock in the third fall. This is Freezer’s first mask win. Yaqui is Juan José Ramos, 28 years old, 6 a luchador, from Guadalajara.

#TeamFrezzer

There’s a lot more storylines going on these shows than in recent past (or a week of CMLL DF shows, which is another indication CMLL’s letting the local people do whatever they’d like with this weekly show.) Everything seems to make sense, so you only hope it’s working.

new champion/CMLL on YouTube

CMLL (MON) 08/24/2015 Arena Puebla [CMLL]
1) Astro, Asturiano, Stukita b Ares, Espíritu Maligno, Saurón LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO 24 DE AGOSTO DE 2015 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Stukita replaced Angelito on Monday. Tecnicos took 2/3 in the best match of the night.
2) La Comandante, Tiffany, Zeuxis b Estrellita, Lluvia, Marcela LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO 24 DE AGOSTO DE 2015 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudas took 2/3.
3) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky DQ Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO 24 DE AGOSTO DE 2015 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Volador moved up to replace Mascara (and Mascara replaced Mistico). Usual Alvarado special, with them taking 2/3 and Niebla unmasking Mascara for the DQ.
4) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b La Sombra, Valiente, Volador Jr. LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO 24 DE AGOSTO DE 2015 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Sombra and Volador had minor skirmishes, but didn’t completely fall apart. Sombra was busier fighting with UG, who beat him in the third (Guerreros took 1/3) with a Pulpo Guerrero. UG challenged Sombra to a title match next week, and Sombra accepted.
5) Atlantis b Mephisto © [MEX LH] LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO 24 DE AGOSTO DE 2015 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Atlantis took falls 2/3, the last with the Atlantida, to win the title. Mephisto falls in his 14th defense after a two year reign.

A skippable show. Opener was the best match and even then they were stuck with the usual opener restrictions. Super Porky, Maximo and La Mascara matches are over with the crowd and I totally understand why they keep doing them but, as a person watching matches to find something interesting, I never really need to watch another one of them again. Atlantis has a limited amount of stuff he can do at this point and needs a dynamic performer to go against him. Mephsito kinda of needs the same thing.

Two title changes in August switch hands, but Atlantis & Mephisto both remain champions and CMLL gets to it’s magic 16 champions number. The trade off is Ephesto & Luciferno are champions instead of Guerrero Maya & Delta, which is not an upgrade.

CMLL’s main event today has La Mascara, Maximo, and Titan versus Gran Guerrero, Kamaitachi and Ultimo Guerrero. The preview wonders if Mascara and Maximo will get along; in reality, they have few problems with each other as long as Sombra & Rush aren’t around. The lightning match is Dark Angel versus Zeuxis, a first time ever singles match which sounds fun.

An IWRG news update announces a few upcoming shows: the Gran Cruzado (second Rey del Ring match) on 09/06, the all championships match show on 10/04 and “Guerra de Empressa” on 10/18.

Angelico & Psycho Clown defeated Texano Jr. & Hijo del Fantasma in Guadalajara. Arena Jalisco looks full or close to it.

Alberto el Patron will defend the WWL Heavyweight Championship against Mesias in Puerto Rico on September 19.

DTU is teasing a one time only thing involving Los Nerds for their September 17th show. My guess is they’re not going to do their homework.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and this week’s Poster-Mania, as well as a new edition of the podcast.

Konnan made a gossip column for putting a hand on a female TV presenter as a joke, and she screamed at him. Konnan is reported as saying something like “you’re not that good”, which caused her to explode on him. The story is more about how often this sort of thing happens to female TV presenters than Konnan.

I can’t recall if I’ve noted this before, but there’s a luchador bodybuilding contest this weekend in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera. It’s the CMLL bodybuilding contest, but open to everyone (so AAA and indy people), where the prizes are money instead of a vague idea of a better spot on the card. Also, Gronda XXX.

Chessman says Psycho Clown doesn’t deserve to be champion.

Carta Brava promo for the upcoming CaraLucha show.

Zuzu Divine talks about challenging for the WWS championship soon.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 08/30/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Linterna & Mr. Apolo vs Black Sugar & Mercenario
2) Capitan Cobra, El Alteño, Reycko vs Demonio Rojo, Mr. Brisa, Relampago
Demonio Rojo replaced Gitano on Tuesday.
3) León Blanco, Nube Roja, Toro Negro vs El Chakal, El Gitano, Évola
Gitano replaced Thunder Boy on Tuesday.
4) Darkfire, Frezzer, Omar Brunetti vs El Yaqui, Joker, Payaso Infernal
Darkfire replaced Nautilius, Payaso Infenral replaced Sadico on Tuesday.
5) Furia Roja, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno vs Exterminador, Maléfico, Thunder Boy [OCCIDENTE TRIOS]
Furia Roja & Thunder Boy added to the match when it was changed from Super Libre to a Trios Title match on Tuesday. First defense

I posted this previously, but it’s changed around a fair bit after Sunday’s show to accommodate the trios title match.

Darkfire (usually Dark Fire) and Payaso Infernal are more guys in from Sinaloa.

CMLL (MON) 08/31/2015 Arena Puebla
1) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Skadi vs La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis
2) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma vs Kamaitachi, Morphosis, Okumura
3) Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
4) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker
5) La Sombra © vs Último Guerrero [NWA MIDDLE]
Sombra’s seventh defense

No locals on the show, which is a very rare event. They really should add one, since five matches turns out to be a short show and there’s a lot of matches which don’t need the time or shouldn’t get the time.

ChilangaMask (SUN) 09/06/2015 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Astro Rey Jr. & Psycho Kid vs Dragón Fly & Hijo Del Angel
2) Fulgor I, Fulgor II, Inmortal vs Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid and Arez, Belial, Impulso
3) Karma vs Black Drago
4) Black Terry & Jeque vs Caifan & Tigre Universitario
5) Aero Boy & Masada (CZW) vs Cíclope & Pagano and Ray Rowe & Violento Jack
6) Silueta vs India Sioux

Full card for the next ChilangaMask show. I’d assume the hardcore match goes last. Less CMLL people (only really Silueta) but a lot of indy people who should have good matches.