Piratas vs Navarros, AAA & CMLL in Puebla, BOLA

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 08/30/2015 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Lucha Mundial (Facebook), Mano a Mano]
1) Adrenalina & Galaxy b Alas de Acero & Voltar
2) Acero, Hip Hop Man, Ram El Carnero b Aeroman, Dragon Bane, Kanon
Debuts for Arena Aficion’s Dragon Bane and Ram (El Carnero)
3) Fresero Jr., Leo, Mike, Rafy b El Golpeador, Oficial AK47, Rayan, Spector
Fresero Jr replaced Teelo. First appearance for Comando Elite in about 4 months, debut for Arena Aficion’s Golpeador.
4) Hijo del Pantera & Pantera © b Diablo Jr. I & El Hijo del Diablo [IWRG IC TAG]
Panteras first defense. Said to be very good match, money thrown in.
5) Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan b Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Trauma II
Black Terry replaced Trauma I. Piratas wants a title rematch and Navarro accepted.

AYM feed was iffy this morning so I’m not sure if I’ll get this for tomorrow. (It’s been a bad week for recording videos.) As noted on the wiki, Barba Roja (Jr.) has the same birthday and build as Alfa.

Puebla’s the state to be in for lucha tonight. AAA returns to taping TV, three weeks after TripleMania, in Tehuacan. CMLL has it’s usual Monday night show in Arena Puebla. (The two shows are about 100 minutes away; only the super fans are skipping one to go to the other.) AAA’s show is listed as starting at 8:30 pm, but the usual delay means both shows will start around the 9pm show. The CMLL show will be on YouTube, the AAA show will start to air on TV this Saturday.

AAA’s taping is the more interesting show. The main event has Myzteziz & Rey Misterio facing off again, with Fenix teaming with Rey and Mesias joining Myzteziz. There’s a rare defense of a championship on a non-PPV with Psycho Clown challenging Chessman for the Latin American championship. Psycho probably should win the title – there’s more possibilities with him as champ – but it could be a setup to continue the feud with Villano V. Pentagon & Joe Lider resume operating as a tag team in a three way tag match, one of a few of those happening on this cycle of shows. There’s not much story reason for the rest of the undercard, but matches like Aerostar, Bengala, Drago and Daga, Hijo del Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain look very good.

Arena Puebla has Sombra versus Ultimo Guerrero for Sombra’s NWA Middleweight championship. Both Laguneros have very patterned styles of singles matches – it’s not hard to predict the sequence of moves in the last three minutes of the match – and Sombra really should win, but Sombra’s attitude and atheltic ability might make this worthwhile. The undercard is one of the least interesting since they’ve started the live broadcasts. There’s no locals on the show unless/until Morphosis is inevitable replaced by someone else. (Olimpico & Ripper are already booked, so it’ll have to be someone else.)

I’m not going to mention any PWG Battle of Los Angeles results because I know there are people who try very hard to avoid spoilers and they might not expect to see them there. The reaction sounds like the luchadors did great in a weekend where a lot of people did great. The Matt Sydal/Fenix first round match & an Angelico/Jack vs Ricochet/Rich Swann on Friday, the non-title Fenix/Aerostar vs Drago/Pentagon tag match on Saturday and a Pentagon match on Sunday sound like the best matches involving that group, but I might have missed something. Early indication is it’ll be October before the DVDs of the shows are released.

Rayman & Makabre continued their run as a successful Guadalajara tag team by keeping the Jalisco tag championship over Mr. Aguila & Pesdailla in Arena Roberto Paz on Saturday.

Funcion Estelar talks to Black Terry Jr. about how he got into lucha libre photography. Message boards aren’t all bad!

A long Q&A with Guatemalan luchadora Hija del Zombie.

Segunda Caida reviews Caifan & Avisman versus Ultimo Guerrero & Hechicero.