Lucha Underground to return for season 2 in 2016

The entire post is in the title line. That’s all we know. It’s a good thing to know! The expectation was we’d hear this at some random time, and this is as random as anything.

Things we still need to know:

  • When (as in when they start to taping and when they start to air?)
  • Where (as in where they’re taping – Erik says ‘the Temple’ but I’m not sure if that means LA)?
  • Where (as in networks/other Netflix-y outlets?)
  • How many episodes?
  • Are all the various things (merchandise, DVDs) they’ve been waiting for a renewal going to happen now?

All those will come in time. (Maybe even some of it in a formal press release at some point soon?) For right now, it’s great to know we’ve got more excitement with Dario Cueto to come.

Update: an article on Deadline answers some of those questions:

  • Still in LA
  • taping Q4 2015
  • airing early 2016

09/20 AAA TV Results (Monterrey)

AAA TV (SUN) 09/20/2015 Arena Jose Sulaiman, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon [AAA]
1) Dinastía, Goya Kong, Pimpinela Escarlata b Lady Shani, Mamba, Mini Charly Manson
The debuting Lady Shani was the mystery woman on the rudo side. She starts 0-1.
2) Aerostar, Argenis, Drago b Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Machine Rocker
Drago pinned Machine. Brian Cage attacked the tecnicos post match, going after Drago to build towards their match at Heroes Inmortales
3) Daga & Steve Pain b Angélico & Jack Evans and Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr.
Prior to this match, Konnan appeared to make three announcements. La Sociedad were bringing in Johnny Mundo to win the Mega title back for the group from Alberto. They were going to help Taya keep the women’s title. And, third, Konnan was stepping down from leading the group and handing it over to Fantasma. This match saw Daga & Pain beat Lider & Pentagon as setup for a rematch at Heroes Inmortales
4) Cibernético, Hijo del Fantasma, Texano Jr. b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, La Parka
La Parka switched with Psycho Clwon. Cibernetico top rope splashed Monsther. Texano attacked Monsther with the lasso after the match.
5) Psycho Clown & Rey Mysterio Jr. b Brian Cage & Myzteziz
Psycho Clown switched with La Parka. Drago blinded Cage with mist, setting up a Rey victory. Cage & Myzteziz beat up the tecnicos after the match, taking their masks.

Air Date: 10/03

It’s the return of the One Taping Where Everything Happens. AAA’s hand was forced by having by either choosing or being unable to do anything during the vacation taping, but pretty much all the matches for Heroes Inmortales are being strongly pushed for the first time on the show airing a day before the show. We still haven’t heard if the show is airing on iPPV, so that may be a moot point. Alberto appearing in his home town in a title match is what’s selling this show locally anyway.

AAA gave a reason for the Drago/Fenix versus Cage/Mesias match to happen after they announced it. It’s not the best order but it was better than the nothing they had before.

Daga & Steve Pain getting the pin here suggests they’re not getting it when they redo the match at Heroes Inmortales. That team, Pentagon & Lider and even Cuervo & Scoria have all gotten wins in these three way tag matches, but Jack and Angelico have not. (No wonder Jack hates them!)

Fantasma taking over La Sociedad is something to watch, if they go through with it. They’ve lacked an in-ring leader since Perro died, and Fantasma has lacked much to do since about the same time.

“Shani” is a Hindu god. Shani means ‘slow moving one’, which hopefully isn’t the case here. She’s probably one of the mystery women on the Heroes Inmortales card, though nothing was said. She could be someone new, she could be Sexy Lady or La Jarochita or someone else only working the spots shows being given a new character.

Next taping is Heroes Inmortales, on 10/04.

Chilanga Mask, IWRG, Lucha Libre Boom, CMLL weekend

photo by Black Terry Jr.

LLB (SAT) 09/19/2015 Deportivo Tlalli, Tlalnepantla, Estado De México [Estrellas del Ring, thecubsfan]
1) Dragon Fantasma, Hijo Del Fantasma De La Opera, Super Pagugo b Dragosth, Gio El Malcriado, Mini Fantasma De La Opera
2) Brandon XXX, Epitafio, Leviatham, Pierko b ?, Halcón 2000, Kid Jaguar, Shadow
names may be incorrect
3) Chico Che, Freelance, Pantera I, Suicida b Ancla, Belial, Impulso, Tornado
4) Carta Brava Jr. I & Cerebro Negro b Ángel o Demonio & Ovett and Aeroboy & Violento Jack and Loco Max & Ninja de Fuego
Cerebro beat Loco Max.
5) Trauma I & Trauma II b Metaleón & Pesadilla and Emperador Azteca & Golden Magic
6) Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, Nicho el Millionario b Dr. Wagner Jr., Pagano, Silver King Jr.
LA Park won by pulling Wagner’s mask (though it didn’t come off) and a small package.

An indy lucha show, not really on the level of the other shows we’ve seen.

Dr. Wagner told people he’s living in the present and doesn’t want to talk about the past. Wagner missed his calling as politician.

CHILANGA MASK (SUN) 09/20/2015 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Mano a Mano, MedioTiempo, thecubsfan]
1) Aramis b Garrobo Punk
top rope Canadian Destroyer in a match with a ton of big moves
2) Dr. Cerebro b Sangre Azteca
Cerebro won in a mat battle
3) Último Guerrero b Caifan
Good match, took place early in the card so Ultimo Guerrero could get to Arena Mexico. Match included about a two minute hard chop fight on the outside. Ultimo won with Pulpo Guerrero (despite some unclear officiating.)
4) Hechicero (CMLL) b Ultimo Ninja
Hechicero won the battle of the Monterrey natives via Mad Scientist Bomb
5) Solar I b Fuego (CMLL)
Solar took most of the match and submitted Fuego
6) Rey Horus b Kamaitachi
superb match, big spots from both men in a competitive ~15 minute match.

Horus/Kamaitachi and Ultimo Guerrero/Caifan are worth going out of you way to see. Aramis & Garrobo Punk too, but it might not have been recorded. Garrobo looked a lot better here than the Nacualpan show.

IWRG (SUN) 09/20/2015 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), The Gladiatores, thecubsfan]
1) Atomic Star & Ram El Carnero b Alfa & Muerte Infernal
Muerte Infernal & Alfa replaced Omega & Eternus and did not get along.
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy b Hip Hop Man, Imposible, Super Jack
Imposible was taken out before the match started by Leo and was never seen again. Straight falls for the Turtles.
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., El Golpeador, Rayan b Black Terry, Freelance, Suicida
Apolo and Terry feuded during the match, but it was Golpeador who defeated Terry clean with a powerbomb
4) Diva Salvaje, Golden Magic, Relámpago b Canis Lupus, Eterno, Shu el Guerrero
Golden Magic suffered a significant wound in the first fall and bled quite a lot. He rallied to get the win over Canis Lupus. They made mask match challenged after the match.
5) Danny Casas, Heddi Karaoui, Veneno b Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
Heddi defeated Navarro by grabbing the corner ropes on a cradle in the third fall. Karaoui challenged Navarro and Casas & Veneno challenged the Traumas for the tag titles (? – they’re not tag champs here.)

A regular show. Should I get to record this, the fourth match is the only really noteworthy show, and it depends on how well the cameras catch the accidental drama.

CMLL (SAT) 09/19/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Camorra b Bengala
2) Robin b Espanto Jr.
3) Metálico b Oro Jr.
4) Arkángel de la Muerte b Soberano Jr.
Same exact finish as previous match (Arkangel dropkicks Oro as he’s going for a flying move and adds a powerbomb for the win.)
5) Kamaitachi & Okumura b Blue Panther Jr. & The Panther
Kamaitachi defeated Panther with a German suplex
6) Ephesto, Felino, Mr. Niebla b Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Super Porky
Rudos took 2/3.
7) Dragón Rojo Jr. © b La Máscara [CMLL MIDDLE]
Dragon Rojo took falls 2/3 to retain. 12th defense. First title defense since February.

Improbably, Dragon Rojo is the current longest reigning champion champion and no one else is close. Satanico held this title for about four years and two months, and Dragon Rojo would reach that mark in January 2016. Satanico had 19 (known) defenses, so Rojo has a while to go to catch him there. Despite the impressive numbers, it’s a championship that hasn’t seemed to mean all that much (and the length may have been helped by Rojo missing large stretched of time due to injury without every giving up the title.)

CMLL (SUN) 09/20/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis, Artillero, Súper Comando b Leono, Metatrón, Sensei
2) Puma, Tiger, Virus b Magnus, Star Jr., Stigma
Tiger beat Magnus with the Canadian Destroyer and was stretchered out after
3) Dragon Lee, Titán, Valiente b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Vangellys
4) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush DQ Mr. Niebla, Shocker, Último Guerrero
Niebla fouled Marco
5) Atlantis © b Mephisto [MEX LH]
first defense, rematch of title change. Prior to the match, many of the tecnicos (including the previously injured Magnus) came out to congratulate Atlantis on his mask win. Seconds were Valiente and Vangelis. Atlantis took 2/3 to keep the title.

Atlantis had a long tough singles match on Friday, and came back to have another singles match on Sunday.

Atlantis says he thought he was going to lose.

Sombra and Rush says they’ll be a wild and crazy team going forward. They really ought to finally beat Casas & Shocker for the tag titles.

Miguel Reducino talks about how great CMLL is for being the best wrestling in the world, is against intergender wrestling.

XMW is running a show on October 3rd, but you can only find out where it’s taking place if you pay for a ticket via Facebook. That sounds like something you’d do if you were running a show in Mexico City and trying to evade the commission.

DoradaFan has a Gotita de Plata music video.

Box Y Lucha 3205 has unmasked Sombra.

Segunda Caida reviews Mano Negra, Misterioso, Volador vs El Supremo I, Espectro Jr., Javier Llanes

Tony Rivera & Ojo de Halcon took Demencia’s hair and Lince Idomable’s mask in Donaji’s mask.

Tony Cisneros took Zumbido’s hair in Oaxaca.

Jonathan Gresham defeated Kim Rey in Germany to win the DTU Alto Impacto title. Maybe this is one those things where he gets the title back quickly? DTU hasn’t mentioned this title much since Gresham won it, but presumably they’re getting it back at some point.

Interview with Neza police officer Sara Oliva, who turns out to also be luchadora La Briosa.

A lucha libre promotion in Fortin may be in trouble for evading taxes thanks to the local government.

Furia de Titanes looks back at the earthquake canceled el Supremo versus el Dorado.

Preview of Blue Demon on the Lucha T.O. show, which is being set up as another 30th anniversary match for him.

Lineups

CMLL (SAT) 09/26/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Fantasy vs Mercurio
2) Leono vs Artillero
3) Molotov vs Hijo del Signo
4) Magnus vs Sangre Azteca
5) Stigma vs Virus
6) Fuego & Tritón vs Boby Zavala & Okumura
7) Mistico, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Pólvora

Better looking card this past week. Magnus may be moving up, or it may just be a lot of first/second tecnicos scheduled for this card.

CMLL (SUN) 09/27/2015 Arena México
1) Angelito & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Metálico, Nitro, Sangre Azteca
3) Esfinge, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Tiger
4) Stuka Jr. vs Hechicero [lightning]
5) Dragon Lee, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Vangellys
6) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Super Porky vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Thunder

That main event is going to be rough, but there’s better stuff on the undercard.

Como Estaz 3×4: ChilangaMask, Lucha Libre Boom, IWRG

photo by Black Terry Jr.

We’re back one last time (probably) talking all the matches from Saturday’s Lucha Libre Boom, and Sunday at both ChilangaMask and IWRG. We’re headed to Arena Puebla tomorrow, but expecting to return very late and so probably no podcast before I leave on Tuesday afternoon. Show runs 83 minutes (and no open this time.)

I think I’m sick, but the way you’re supposed to get sick in Mexico City, so I apologize for my voice (even more than usual) all the way thru. Attempt to keep count of how many times I tried to leave quietly during the podcast if you’re bored.

Right click to download – link works this time.

No news post tonight; I’ll try to do something in the morning.