There’s so much going in Mexico that me and RobViper had to fly all the way back to the Reforma Holiday Inn Express to record a podcast. Topics include Alberto el Patron, what to do with the AAA Mega championship, Elite Lucha Libre, Caristico, and FantasticaMania. Topics almost do not include Lucha Underground since we both forgot to talk about it until about the end. It’s about 70 minutes of a sometimes meandering conversation for you to enjoy.
I put these matches up on YouTube without checking if everyone who supposed to be in the matches actually showed up. They all did! That’s incredibly unlikely. Unfortunately, it appears few of the fans actually showed up (especially on the floor.) Karaoui winning an IWRG title seems to be another sign he’s not actually going to CMLL at the moment and that was a weird fakeout. Speaking of fakeouts, Golpeador actually getting a rival and a feud seems like a fakeout of him being the loser of the mask match next week.
CMLL (MON) 10/26/2015Arena Puebla [CMLL, El Popular]
1) Hijo del Signo, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr. b Black Tiger, Centella Roja, Starman Rudos took 2/3.
2) Boby Z, Cancerbero, Tiger b Pegasso, Stigma, Tritón Boby Z moved down to replace Espiritu Maligno. Rudos took 2/3.
3) Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Super Porky b Felino, Hechicero, Negro Casas tecnicos took 1/3 with Super Porky stealing the show.
4) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Terrible b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Thunder Terrible replaced Ultimo Guerrero and Polvora replaced Boby Z. Thunder fouled and unmasked Euforia to set up a match next week. Team Euforia takes falls 2/3.
5) La Sombra b Shocker Sombra took 2/3, the last using the ropes.
Nothing really noteworthy on the show. This served a purpose of killing time until IWRG was done airing.
Ultimo Guerrero is off all cards this week. He was off this Puebla card. Mr. Niebla of all people fills in for him on Friday, and Gran Guerrero replaces him on Sunday. It seems like it must be an injury, which might also mean CMLL’s needs a new King of Hell for the Dia de Muertos shows. Whatever the next step is in Thunder/Ultimo Guerrero is off for now. Ultimo Guerrero also did miss his scheduled booking Sunday in Monterrey – they sent Gran Guerrero to face Caifan instead, which is kind of horrible – and but that appears to be because he double booked himself in California.
Blue Panther Jr. is also apparently off the shows. Starman is listed in his spot in the preview today. The preview also hypes a Dragon Lee/Luciferno feud. I dunno. Main event is Mr. Niebla, Barbaro Cavernario, Kamaitachi versus Atlantis, Mistico and Titan, which could be a fun match. We don’t know anything about this being televised, or if even the lightning match (Puma versus Rey Cometa) will be up on YouTube.
AAA put out another interview about the tag title feud, this one with Jack Evans. Jack & Angelico versus Pentagon & Lider and Daga versus Australian Suicide seem pretty locked in for Guerra de Titanes.
CMLL (MON) 11/02/2015Arena Puebla
1) Bengala, Millenium, Rey Samuray vs El Malayo, Fuerza Chicana, Inquisidor
2) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Lluvia vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis
3) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Luciferno
4) Euforia vs Thunder
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Main event could be fun depending on Niebla and tercera has a chance. Euforia & Thunder should be good for gifs.
CHAIRO LLPT (SUN) 11/15/2015 Unidad Deportiva Martin Alarcon Hisojo, Metepec, Estado de México 1) Gemelo F I vs Volatil 2) Demasiado vs Rey Psicis, Scorpio 2.0 3) Iron Kid vs Keira 4) Dragón De Fuego & Resplandor Negro vs Arez & Belial 5) Astro de Plata vs Astro Rey Jr. would be Astro de Plata’s first match since leaving suffering a spine injury in 2011. 6) Dragon Lee (CMLL) vs Impulso 7) Rey Hechicero vs Black Terry
This is a Lucha Memes card. Rey Hechicero versus Black Terry is going to be great and Dragon Lee on any show is a good time, but the brother/brother match of Astro de Plata versus Astro Rey Jr. is the most interesting story on the show. Astro de Plata was temporarily paralyzed after a move gone wrong in 2013. He recovered after many months and appeared at least one show to says he was unsure if he would ever return to the ring. Plata had just started to appear on AAA TV at the time of his injury, looking like a promising high flyer. (I think the Astro de Plata that showed up a few times in 2014 Hidalgo is a different guy.)