Como Estaz 3×6: fear of a red jacket

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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.

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Ultimo Guerrero out, Thunder/Euforia in Puebla, Karaoui wins in IWRG

last night’s Puebla show

IWRG (SUN) 10/25/2015 Arena Naucalpan[Mano a Mano, The Gladiatores]
1) Atomic Star & Picudo Jr. b Kanon & Omega
straight falls
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy b Diablo Jr. I, Ram El Carnero, Vortize
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Oficial AK47 DQ Diva Salvaje, Freyser, Hijo del Pantera
Diablo faked a foul from Diva.
4) Canis Lupus, El Golpeador, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Golden Magic, Pantera, Súper Nova
bloody straight fall win. Golepador and Canis are feuding with Super Nova & Golden Magic, pulled the masks for the win.
5) Heddi Karaoui b Veneno © [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Karaoui took falls 2/3 to win the title, with some help from Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. Veneno had zero successful defenses.

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) 10/26/2015 Arena Puebla [CMLL, El Popular]
1) Hijo del Signo, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr. b Black Tiger, Centella Roja, Starman LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO 26 DE OCTUBRE DE 2015 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Boby Z, Cancerbero, Tiger b Pegasso, Stigma, Tritón LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO 26 DE OCTUBRE DE 2015 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
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 LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO 26 DE OCTUBRE DE 2015 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 1/3 with Super Porky stealing the show.
4) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Terrible b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Thunder LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO 26 DE OCTUBRE DE 2015 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
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 LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO 26 DE OCTUBRE DE 2015 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
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.

Konnan did catch up with Alberto del Rio and some other friends last night. This seems like a good sign for Alberto actually working those remaining AAA shows.

A FULL show in Chiapas has a Marco & Octagon versus Pirata Morgan & Shocker match listed as youth & experience teaming up. Young Shocker is 44 years old.

Alfonso Penaloza talks about cutting hair in CMLL for 25 years.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and this week’s PosterMania

RobViper has highlights of 05/12/2015 CMLL

RCH is returning to activity on 12/03 at Arena Naucalpan. They’re (also) doing the bit of leaking out match by match; the first is Latigo & Felina Metalika vs Rayo Star & Reina Dorada.

Puerto Rico’s Thunder Rosa will debut for WWS on their 11/08 Queretaro show.


CMLL (MON) 11/02/2015 Arena 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.)

CMLL Puebla: 2015-10-26 

CMLL referee mishap of the night

Recapped: 10/26/2015

What happened: Sombra beat Shocker by using the ropes. Euforia challenged Thunder to a match next week.

What was good: Nothing. This was a very skippable show. Shocker/Sombra may appeal to some, but nothing was outstanding on this show.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel.

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