2015 watch later catch up, part 5 of ∞

This doesn’t seem especially safe

The matches reviewed in this post are

  • Solar I vs Aero Boy, Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México, 04/26/2015 

  • Arez & Belial vs Aramis & Iron Kid, Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México, 04/12/2015 

  • Black Terry vs Psico Kid, Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México, 04/12/2015 

  • Virus vs Avisman, Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México, 04/12/2015 

  • Aero Boy vs Soberano Jr.Alas de Acero, Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México, 04/12/2015 

  • Black Terry vs Juana La Loca, Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México, 04/26/2015 

All matches are from Black Terry Jr.’s handheld video. You can find his full list of matches here and find out information about purchasing those videos on his site. Read More

Ultimo Guerrero keeps his title, LU, DTU

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 12/01/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Aéreo & Fantasy b Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Magnus, Metatrón, Sensei b Akuma, Hijo del Signo, Metálico
3) Blue Panther Jr., Esfinge, Pegasso b Cancerbero, Raziel, Skándalo
DQ straight falls, with Raizel & Cancerbero taking masks and making a challenge.
4) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Boby Z, Hechicero, Virus
5) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush DQ Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Bucanero fouled Rush.
6) Último Guerrero © b Valiente [NWA MIDDLE]
First defense. Ultimo Guerrero took 2/3, taking the last with a super powerbomb

Ultimo at least slightly changing up his match finishes? The midcard mask thing seperate from the Super Comando/The Panther issue? I dunno. CMLL did send out an interview hyping up Comando & Panther as a direct feud, without mentioning the possibility of a cage match, but Raziel & Cancerbero keep hassling those tecnicos.

In Things I Was Loudly Wrong About: There is a taping at the Lucha Underground Temple this Saturday. It’s just said not to be for Lucha Underground; it’s said to be something for the city of Los Angeles. They’re invited some people who’ve attended tapings in the past to fill out the crowd.

Son of Havoc pointed out we’re one flip of the month calendar away from Lucha Underground. Which reminds me that Lucha Underground and El Rey ought to making an announcement of when the show is actually returning in January. There’s been no official return date given, not an episode count either. A season premier usually means weeks of promotion; if the start date is in early January (which is the guess here), then that sort of promotion needs to start imminently. Maybe there are reasons why it might be held off until the next round of real tapings, next weekend, but there should be a Lucha Underground announcement between now and next Sunday if everything is still on track.

Fresero replaces Tabu on Sunday’s Elite Lucha Libre show. No reason why, just another name on the poster. That’s far less interesting.

Violento Jack is teasing a Japanese surprise for the DTU Ocho show, and DTU says it’ll be someone who hasn’t been on their shows before. Jun Kasai is everyone’s first guess since they’ve fought each other in Japan. No full results from the DTU show last night in Queretaro, but the five way with Rocky Lobo defeating Rey Cometa, Dragon Rojo Jr., Pesadilla, and Drastik Boy was said to be pretty good.

Alan Stone says his father Bello Greco died due to bacteria pneumonia, feeling he probably picked the bacteria during his his career and had been dealing with it for some time.

Pasion Kristal says she’s left AAA. Kristal mostly worked spots shows and rarely was on TV. Kristal also promoted AAA shows in Villahermosa, and maybe that’s the bigger loss for AAA.

+LuchaTV interviews include Volador & Caristico saying Sombra will do well in CMLL, Caristico and Cibernetico not knowing or saying who this weekend’s Elite mystery man will be, and Heddi Karaoui saying he’s headed back to Japan.

Voices of Wrestling looked at social media following levels for different promotions; the wide gap between CMLL and AAA numbers got picked up by MedioTiempo (which means people in CMLL might be aware of this for first time.) My theory about the difference is AAA advertises it’s social media twice a show with on screen graphics every week on national TV, and CMLL doesn’t do anything. CMLL plugs Informa (with Ultimo Guerrero today!) and Sabado Retros insistently, but they don’t advertise their TV shows and social media all that much. I think AAA (in general) works hard at increasing the reach of it’s social media and some of that is driven by decision makers in AAA using social media much more than those in CMLL, but promotion is the simplest explanation.

Plantilla Deportiva had a video interview with the CMLL mascots, and has a give away for a Ke Monito mask.

Mr. Aguila took Black Steel’s hair in Arena Jalisco on Sunday.

Rush is now on Twitter at @rushtoroblanco

Segunda Caida writes about Dr. Wagner Jr., Euforia, Último Guerrero vs La Sombra, Místico, Negro Casas

Lucha Libre in Japan

12/01 Tokyo Gurentai: Mil Mascaras [O], Dory Funk, Great Kabuki, Masakatsu Funaki b Nosawa Rongai [X], Yoshiaki Fujiwara, CIMA, Kaz Hayashi

Nosawa has a really bad Win/Loss record against Mil Mascaras. He probably should reevaluate his strategy.


IWRG (SUN) 12/06/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Fireman & Rocket vs Guerrero De La Muerte I & Guerrero De La Muerte II
2) Mr. Leo & Omega vs Adrenalina & Hip Hop Man
3) Pantera vs Imposible
4) Danny Casas, Diva Salvaje, Súper Nova vs Canis Lupus, Negro Navarro, Relámpago
5) Black Terry & Dr. Cerebro vs Apolo Estrada Jr. & Eterno
6) Hijo De Dos Caras, Toscano, Veneno vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Trauma I, Trauma II

No Wednesday show tonight week because RCH is running tomorrow, but the main event feuds seem to resume on Sunday. Eterno’s going to be working twice between this and Arena Mexico

I have no idea which Pantera is in the third match.

CMLL (TUE) 12/08/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Neutrón & Vaquero Jr. vs Mercenario & Ráfaga
2) Magnum, Oro Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Maléfico, Metálico, Súper Comando
3) Blue Panther Jr., Pegasso, The Panther vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto © vs Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Stuka Jr. [MEX TRIOS]
2nd defense
5) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Shocker, Último Guerrero

Guadalajara’s Twitter has results for the top three matches; the tecnicos beating the Hijos del Infiernos is the only news so far. Angel de Oro & Stuka failed to win the titles with Dragon Lee. Will they do any better with Blue Panther? (Probably not.) Weird Panther is going for a trios title win on the same show as his sons, but they’re not the trios. That seems like bad planning.