08/31 AAA TV Results (Tehuacán)

AAA TV (MON) 08/31/2015 Polideportivo La Huizachera, Tehuacán, Puebla [AAA (via SuperLuchas)]
1) El Apache, La Hiedra, Mamba b Faby Apache, Niño Hamburguesa, Venum Ludxor
pictures suggest Faby Apache took the pin. Ludxor replaced Venum
2) Venum, Australian Suicide, Súper Nova b Carta Brava Jr., Machine Rocker, Súper Fly
Venum replaced Argenis
3) Aerostar, Bengala, Argenis Drago b Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain
Argenis replaced Drago
4) Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria b Angélico & Jack Evans and Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr.
Cuervo & Angelico beat Angelico & Jack involved. Daga & Steve Pain were interfering for Lider & Pentagon (so maybe this was 6 on 2?)
5) Psycho Clown b Chessman © [AAA LA]
Seconds were Jack Evans, and Pentagon, with Joe Lider getting involved too. Piero eventually ejected all of them. Psycho Clown beat Chessman with a Canadian Destroyer to win the title. Chessman falls on his second defense. Psycho Clown is the fifth champion.
6) El Mesías & Myzteziz b Fénix & Rey Mysterio Jr.
Myzteziz debut on the rudo side. Final came down to Fenix and Mesias, with Mesias winning via splash.

Air Date: 09/05 & 09/12

Psycho Clown beating Chessman is a title match that makes sense. Chessman’s still trios champion, Psycho Clown can go have a title match against Villano IV at some point, and it doesn’t feel he’s as much drifting around the midcard as he has the last year. Hopefully this championship just doesn’t disappear for six months, though that’s been the history of that title.

No real notes on the rest of the show. It sounds like it was good. It’s tough to tell. Attendance looks good in the pictures. La Hiedra seems like she’s full time, since she’s been on the spot shows too since Reynosa.

It generally feels like this is another cycle where they’ll just fill some time but they’re not building heavily towards Heroes Inmortales. No one’s mentioned as making any challenges in that direction (or really the show itself) despite only being 2-3 tapings before that show.

Next taping is the Hard Rock show in Riviera Maya. No full lineup for that yet. It’s only 12 days away so it may show up soon.

Ultimo Guerrero defeats La Sombra for some reason, Mistico on US reality show, LA Park says things

CMLL (SUN) 08/30/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Black Sugar & Mercenario b Linterna & Mr. Apolo
2) Capitan Cobra, El Alteño, Reycko b Demonio Rojo, Mr. Brisa, Relampago
Demonio Rojo replaced Gitano on Tuesday.
3) El Chakal, El Gitano, Évola b León Blanco, Nube Roja, Toro Negro
Gitano replaced Thunder Boy on Tuesday.
4) Darkfire, Frezzer, Omar Brunetti b El Yaqui, Joker, Payaso Infernal
Darkfire replaced Nautilius, Payaso Infenral replaced Sadico on Tuesday. Both are debuting from Mazatlan.
5) Furia Roja, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno b 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. Rey Trueno rolled thru a Malefico hurracaranana with a little bit of help from Mr. Trueno to get the win. First defense.

Rudos cheat to beat other rudos.

CMLL (MON) 08/31/2015 Arena Puebla [CMLL]
1) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Skadi b La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 1/3
2) Kamaitachi, Morphosis, Okumura b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma
rudos took 2/3
3) Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., Super Porky b Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
tecnicos took 1/3
4) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Máximo DQ Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker
Tecnicos took 1/3, the last when Mascara fouled Niebla.
5) Último Guerrero b La Sombra © [NWA MIDDLE]
UG took 2/3, the last when Tirantes got knocked down, Sombra fouled UG, but UG rolled him up anyway. Sombra’s falls on his seventh defense. UG is 7th/91st champion

Sombra’s reaction to the finish was “I lost but I don’t care about the title but I’m angry enough that I’ll beat you for your hair later but I really don’t care but I’m totally taking your hair.” – great, dude.

This was all amazingly dumb. I really thought Averno beating Mistico was going to be the most random thing we’d see this summer, and CMLL beat AAA. Congrats. There’s no way Sombra should be losing to anyone in singles matches between now and the Anniversary show. Even if Sombra was leaving to WWE, NJPW or the Moon the next day, it’s most important to treat Atlantis and Sombra as the biggest stars possible leading into the Anniversary show. (There’s no report he’s doing any of this, though I’m personally investigating space travel to get away from lucha libre booking.)

Here are possible horrible excuses someone could come up with

  1. This is to build a match later on – build that LATER, you goofball. Wait three weeks.
  2. It doesn’t matter because it’s Puebla and no one cares – then why are you running matches which don’t matter with your top guys, don’t you see this is a big problem
  3. It’s really important to get Ultimo Guerrero in the Universal tournament – nope! nothing is important in the Universal tournament. Even if it was, Ultimo could’ve beat Dragon Rojo or Angel de Oro or Rey Bucanero or any of the other guys who are going to lose in the first round in three minutes anyway
  4. Ultimo Guerrero is somehow getting in the Anniversary match yet – oh no oh no oh no oh no

It may not end up mattering. It probably won’t – the crowd coming for one of these guys losing their masks is still going to get that – but why mess with things? This was a totally unneeded match at this time, and a idiotic result on top of it.

Anyway, show sucked, don’t watch it.

There’s more CMLL bizarreness to come, but the question of the week is “what time does Sunday’s Guadalajara show start?” It’s a benefit show, so it’s different. I heard a few promos during Super Libre for it starting at special noon time. There’s an ad on their Facebook site saying noon. And yet, CMLL’s website says usual 6pm start. I think it’s noon. I would go at noon if I were you.

LA Park said LA Park things in an interview posted on MedioTiempo yesterday. LA Park believes CMLL should switch the anniversary show to LA Park versus Rush because it’s a bigger match than Atlantis versus Sombra, and LA Park feels LA Park & Dr. Wagner fills the building. Park made it clear he’s not planning to be a long term member of CMLL – he’s here for Rush’s hair, he doesn’t want to be a member for the promotion and he’s leaving if he doesn’t get his match. Park was critical of Wagner for trying to get applause and being friendly with the Ingobernables, saying they’ll turn on him soon enough.

I tend to believe there’s an agreement on LA Park & Rush actually happening and even a decision of when it’s happening (Dos Leyendas 2016?) before they’d put Park back in a ring, but CMLL is acting inconsistently enough that they may just be making it up as they go at this point.

CMLL’s preview mentions the ‘dream’ team of Maximo, Rush and Mistico facing Gran Guerrero, Euforia and Niebla Rojo in the main event. Maybe more importantly, the preview confirms Mistico will be taking away from CMLL for a while starting soon. Mistico’s been promoting his upcoming appearance on Azteca Mexico/Telemundo US  reality show Si Se Puede. That show starts September 13th. If Mistico is going to be away from CMLL while he’s on the show, that suggests he won’t be on the Anniversary show. (It probably wouldn’t be an issue if they stuck with the 09/04 date and might be why that date was the date at one point.) The show is a diverse talent show – one week they’ll be juggling, one week they’ll be belly dancing, that sort of thing.

DTU announced Aero Boy & Miedo Extremo versus Violento Jack & Ciclope for their 09/17 Arena Aficion show. Partner facing partners in lucha libre is a scourge that must be stopped. I think Aero Boy & Violento Jack are going to fight each other more than team up this month, so why should we care about their team?

Estadio Deportes has an interesting interview with AAA’s Oscar Garcia, who’s the promotion graphic designer. He’s the guy who designs the look of the posters (which many indy promotions have borrowed for their own), and come up with character designs. He’s mentioned as coming up with Drago, Bengala, Pentagon Jr., Fenix, Venum, Ludxor, as well as single show designs like the outfit Rey Mysterio wore for TripleMania. He’s been working for the company for six years, so after Antonio Pena passed away, but says he met Pena who encouraged him to pursue his artistic dreams. He says he has more sketches in mind, just waiting for the right person to fill them.

The same site interviews Taya. Not as much new there, though she does mention she was only expecting to be in Mexico six weeks and Perro Aguayo Jr. convinced her to stay.

Pro Wrestling Authority has an interview with Triton, who mentions his father actually trained with him for his first month so his son wouldn’t be lonely in the class. Triton debuted after only three months in school; he notes most people thought it was way too soon, but it turned out OK for him.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, this week’s Poster-Mania, and results from the UIPW show where Volador Jr., Johnny Mundo and Mephisto did wrestle and Volador kept his title. The idea is Johnny is a Lucha Underground wrestler and not an AAA one, so I guess CMLL doesn’t know Mundo is on Heroes Inmortales.

Segunda Caida reviews last Friday’s CMLL main event.

Pinguino lost his mask in Arena Coliseo Reynosa.

El Pantera, Blue Demon Jr., and Lince Dorado versus Amasis, Shane Strickland and Latin Dragon has been added to the 09/20 Lucha Toronto show.

Morelos luchador turned journalist Tartu el Brujo passed away Sunday. (This isn’t the one who was wrestling more recently with the Juniors promotion.)


CMLL (MON) 09/07/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Robin, Zaeta Roja vs Espanto Jr., Guerrero Espacial, Metálico
2) Lestat, Molotov, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs King Jaguar, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Marcela © vs Zeuxis [CMLL WOMEN]
Marcela second defense.
4) Blue Panther, Dragon Lee, Esfinge vs Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado
5) Atlantis, Mistico, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys
6) La Máscara vs Mr. Niebla

Marcela beat Zeuxis totally clean, 100% clean, on Monday night. Alfredo pointed out Marcela brought the title belt to the ring and that probably means a title match, so I was expecting Zeuxis to get the pin when she and Marcela were left in the ring alone at the end. Again, no, Marcela won 100% clean. And the title match is happening anyway. (Maybe Zeuxis winning was the plan but the finish got changed and so the lineup will in the next few days.) Also, it’s a champion versus champion match in the third match and no one should care about CMLL titles.

Rey Apocalispis and Toro Bill are totally going to put Tigre Rojo in a bag. That is good.