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.
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.
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) 12/06/2015Arena 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.
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.