lucha TV preview for weekend of November 28th


AAA is an easy one to call from a match standpoint – it’s just what they’re got left over from Xalapa. The news on this show is what they talk about in between the matches and what they’re saying from Guerra de Titanes. (I think I’ll be elsewhere by the time this starts, so you’ll have to tell me.)

CMLL’s TV is a lot harder. LATV switched to showing Friday matches last week. Not sure if that’s a one off thing – a weird thing, since those are the same matches airing on Azteca – or if they’ll be back to Sunday. Azteca is now an extra week behind because of the week they were off; they’ll leap ahead at some point, but hopefully not the next two weeks.

IWRG Wednesday show is supposed to air Saturday at 1pm on AYM, but AYM’s weekend schedule almost means nothing. That Sunday night airing is more reliable.

great match roundup, week of 2015-10-24

A show with two recaps to come! It’s the last week of C3, and the restart of new AAA. I’ve already written about Puebla (which had no good matches) and the Friday night iPPV (which had a pretty good main event!)

The problem with a five category system is you have two matches you feel differently rated the same. The great thing is I Don’t Care.


rating matches TV Show taped
great Zeuxis © vs Princesa Sugehit for the Mexican National Women’s Championship CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-10-24 2015-10-20
great Volador Jr. © vs La Sombra for the NWA World Welterweight Championship CMLL iPPV: 2015-10-30 2015-10-30
good Argenis, Australian Suicide, Bengala vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Súper Fly AAA on Televisa: 2015-10-24 2015-10-09
good Angélico, Drago, Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma, Joe Lider, Taurus AAA on Televisa: 2015-10-24 2015-10-09
good El Patrón Alberto, Fénix, Psycho Clown vs El Mesías, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr. AAA on Televisa: 2015-10-24 2015-10-09
good Esfinge, Fuego, Pegasso vs Puma, Tiger, Virus CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-10-24 2015-10-20
good Dragon Lee, Máximo, Mistico vs Ephesto, Kamaitachi, Mephisto CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-10-25 2015-10-23
good Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-10-25 2015-10-23
good Acero & Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000 CMLL iPPV: 2015-10-30 2015-10-30
ok Aerostar, La Parka, Súper Nova vs Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain AAA on Televisa: 2015-10-24 2015-10-09
ok Metatrón, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Hijo del Signo CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-10-24 2015-10-20
ok Ángel de Oro, Okumura, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-10-24 2015-10-20
ok Super Porky, Titán, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-10-24 2015-10-20
ok Black Tiger, Centella Roja, Starman vs Hijo del Signo, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr. CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-10-26 2015-10-26
ok Pegasso, Stigma, Tritón vs Boby Z, Cancerbero, Tiger CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-10-26 2015-10-26
ok Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Super Porky vsFelino, Hechicero, Negro Casas CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-10-26 2015-10-26
ok Maravilla, Niño Hamburguesa, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Argos, Lady Shani, Mamba AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2015-10-29 2015-10-09
ok Esfinge, Oro Jr., The Panther vs Raziel, Skándalo, Súper Comando CMLL iPPV: 2015-10-30 2015-10-30
ok La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vsAmapola, Dalys, Zeuxis CMLL iPPV: 2015-10-30 2015-10-30
ok Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Mr. Niebla vs Boby Z, Dragón Rojo Jr., Thunder CMLL iPPV: 2015-10-30 2015-10-30
ok La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Máximo, Super Parka, Valiente CMLL iPPV: 2015-10-30 2015-10-30
below average Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Último Guerrero vsDragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Thunder CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-10-25 2015-10-23
below average Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Terrible vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Thunder CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-10-26 2015-10-26

Astral wins CMLL Bodybuilding, Terry defeats Eterno, new AAA TV taping

IWRG (WED) 11/25/2015 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Guerrero 2000 & Power Bull b Enigma & Voltar
2) Black Dragón & Galaxy b Aramis & Muerte Infernal
Muerte Infernal replaced (?) Matrix Jr.
3) Ángel De La Muerte I, Ángel De La Muerte II, Vampiro Metálico b Fireman, Rocket, Shadow Boy
4) Atomic Star, Canis Lupus, Violencia Jr. b Centvrión, Hijo del Alebrije, Látigo
5) Black Terry b Eterno
Eterno got in a foul on Terry, but Terry surprised him with a cradle to win and remain maestro of IWRG. Terry and Eterno agreed to a hair match sometime next month.

Hair match should be pretty fun.

We were wondering how AAA would fill the TV gap without Guerra de Titanes airing. It turns out they quietly told people the 12/05 Arena Neza show is now a TV taping. The card is headlined by Rey Mysterio and Brian Cage in a trios match and is a five match card, so it works as filler material. There’s a Jack Evans, Angelico, Australian Suicide vs Daga, Pentagon Jr., Joe Lider trios match that could be little good. It’s unclear why AAA didn’t announce this at the same time they were moving Guerra de Titanes; it looks like they made the decision to put this show on TV before their announcement of canceling Guerra de Titanes yesterday.

On his MLW podcast, Konnan said he didn’t know what the deal was with Guerra de Titanes being canceled, was told it was happening on Sunday, and believes it’s being rescheduled for a new date and time. I have other notes from the podcast here; the other real news is the Que Viva El Rey shows were as much money losing shows as it looked in the pictures. Konnan also says WWE had tryouts with Mexican luchadors again, but one at a time so no one could tell who else tried out. Dark Angel was involved in the tryouts and was specifically mentioned as pointing La Sombra out to WWE. I wonder if CMLL knew about that when they gave her the farewell.

The local promoters for Guerra de Titanes aren’t really saying anything besides posing the same cancellation notice. Since Rey is still on the TV taping the next day, it feels like it’s probably a local issue (and something out of AAA’s control.)

CMLL’s Bodybuilding Contest results (via LuchaWorld’s recap of the whole show)

Students: 1) El Cid, 2) Regulus, 3) Emperador Azteca
Beginner: 1) Principe Diamante, 2) Soberano Jr., 3) Esfinge
Intermediate: 1) Dragon Lee, 2) Titan, 3) Mephisto
Advanced: 1) Astral, 2) Valiente, 3) La Mascara – the only three in this category
Women: 1) Dalys, 2) Reina Isis, 3) Lluvia
Astral was the over all winner.

The entire show, including the tumbling exhibition, went nearly three hours and is still up on CMLL’s YouTube channel. The tumbling trainees were all unmasked and in normal workout gear, so we couldn’t identify who was in the class this year (though I’m sure many of the fans knew.) Astral thanked literally everyone after the win.

Sombra said he talked to Caristico and Alberto before going to WWE and they both told him he needs to go to NXT before going to the main roster. He’s love if his friends Rush and Mascara had a chance to join him, but right now he’s focused on improving himself.

Kushida says he’d like to defend the IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship against Mascara Dorada at FantasticaMania if he wins the title at Tokyo Dome.

RobViper has highlights of 06/05/15 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Los Cancerberos want a trios title shot. Good luck on that.

Golpeador is not happy with how he lost his mask, but says he plans on continuing wrestling.

SuperLuchas looks back at the life of Cadaver I

Interview with Ciudad Victoria luchador Black Faller.