lucha TV preview for weekend of November 5th

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Azteca should air the Sombra vs Rush match. If you haven’t seen it, you need to see it. That might be the last Sombra appearance, depending on what LATV still airs. That show has been reruns two of the last three weeks, no idea.

AAA in Juarez was supposed to be a one week taping, but there’s always a chance they split it up in two due to other issues. If not, at least one of those matches will be cut from the Televisa airing and will only be on the YouTube/UTDN version.

It’s not on the chart, but I figured out a few weeks ago that Noches de Coliseo is still airing on Saturday nights/Sunday mornings, just not at all when it’s listed on the Multimedios (US?) schedule (12:15 AM CT this week). It starts about a half hour/hour before, but you may want to tape even earlier. They’re still not airing many new matches.

AAA on Televisa: 2015-10-31

Speedball shooting star press double knee smash

Recapped: 11/25/2015

What happened: Electroshock turned tecnico after the main event, with Hijo del Pirata Morgan and the rest of the maybe-Anarquia attacking Electroshock. Taurus reminds undefeated and Daga beat Australian Suicide as their feud continues.

What was good:  The atomicos and the tercera were fun.

Where can I watch it: It’s on my channel and AAA’s channel. Read More

Guadalajara results, RCH, Lucha Underground

RCH

CMLL (TUE) 12/01/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, Fuego en el Ring]
1) Furia Roja & Maléfico b Explosivo & Star Black
Malefico replaced Joker.
2) Flyer, Leono, Starman b Artillero, Okumura, Súper Comando
Rudos took 1/3
3) Stigma, The Panther, Tritón b Puma, Sangre Azteca, Tiger
Tecnicos took 2/3
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Stuka Jr. b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3, Panther beating Mephisto. Sets up a trios title match next week.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja b Máximo Sexy, Mistico, Titán
Guerreros took 2/3.

If not for results a day late, there’d be no results at all. There’s no Wednesday IWRG show becuase the RCH show tonight replaces it this week. Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Psycho Clown vs Blue Demon is the main event, but the Texano/Nova vs Pentagon/Fenix match and the six way Copa RCH ones look to be the best. No idea if this will somehow turn up on AYM, but I’d expect some handheld video to turn up.

Maybe yesterday’s big news was people finding out if they’re going to Lucha Underground in December. Show information was sent out to those who were quick enough to get tickets for the shows in 2015 yesterday. The Sunday taping is listed a three show taping, which would be the first time they’ve tried that. (LU started with one show tapings, and didn’t go to two at a time until they got rolling.) Doing three shows in one night obviously saves on money, though it does make a longer night for everyone. I know I was feeling a little done after second Sunday episode when I went earlier this year, but that was also the trios tournament final and that was kind of meant to be an end point. They can design a three show taping the same say if that’s a concern.

It’s not clear if this is a one time thing or something that’ll be happening for all Sunday tapings. If they did start triple shots for all Sunday tapings, and the schedule stayed as we know it know, Lucha Underground would pick up four extra shows (to 28), and that would essentially replace an entire weekend of live tapings.

Lucha Underground is still filming a lot of non-live event days. This is an implied participation spoiler so you may not want to click, but it reads like they’re doing tapings today.

This is also a little spoilery, but this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted Melina is not back on Season 2. The WON claimed Melina (who was only for a few minutes of Ultima Lucha) was tough to deal with and was replaced. Melina disagreed, saying LU told her they just didn’t want to repeat the same stuff done in WWE. I dunno much about that, but my hunch is the person who kind of got Melina’s “spot” was someone who was always going to be brought in for season 2 in some role, and that just happened to be the place for that person – replacing Melina was more circumstance than anything.

We still haven’t heard anything concrete about Lucha Underground being available outside of the El Rey Network. (We haven’t even officially heard about Unimas.) The network’s YouTube channel took down all the Season 1 original matches a week or so ago, and speculation was some announcement of a new way to watch those matches, but it’s still all quiet. There is another way to get the El Rey network. SlingTV was already offering the channel as part of a $20 package. Another service, Fubo.TV, is offering El Rey (and Unimas) as part of a package of soccer oriented channels for only $7 a month. It makes no sense for El Rey to be included, unless they’re just offering it to whoever will take them aboard. $7/month means about $1.75 per episode of Lucha Underground, which seems like a fair price even if you’re not interested in Barcelona/Real Madrid superclassicos.

Fubo.tv is available via apps and Rokus and the like. It’s seems to be only streaming. The site says some of the bigger soccer matches will be on VOD; I’ve got an email in asking if that would be true for the El Rey original shows. I’ll let you know if I hear back from them.

This is not much news, but feels like it could be a hint of something: I’ve got about 20 YouTube copyright notices on my AAA videos in the last day. None of them are copyright strikes or anything that will affect my ability to upload videos, just means someone else can/is enable ads and collect money off the videos. (I don’t generally put ads up because they’re not my content and drawing money off them will only cause problems; the only exception is the Sexy Star/Emma Huevo match to make that match even less interesting to watch.)

I get notices about music issues pretty regularly, but these are notices about “audiovisual content”, which is saying they own the video. I’d expect to get those from AAA, but they’re instead from a “DH1 Media”. Almost all flagged matches are 2014 and 2015. I put a list together of all the matches which have been flagged, to see if there was a pattern. Don’t really see one. I thought maybe there was a DVD release coming (WWE seems to pull down related videos before those come out), or some other video service, but you’d expect to see full shows pulled rather than one match here ore there. It’s only portions of most of the videos which are flagged; sometimes it seems to be actually a vignette that aired before or after the match, sometimes it just randomly starts in the middle of a match for no apparent reason.

My guess it is this is someone just trying to flag their music – that’s what DH1 Media seems to do – and having problems doing it, but maybe there’s something more. There is a Fighting Spirit Wrestling show in the UK which is airing NJPW, CMLL and AAA matches together. (It seems likely AAA & CMLL aren’t aware of this, because they’d probably be very unhappy about it if they did know.) I guess it could be the matches which are airing on that, but the little I know of what they’ve aired doesn’t quite match up.

Update: in the time it’s taken me to write this, I’ve got another flurry of these notices. They seem to be all around Brian Cage’s matches – maybe his music – but then went back to being random again.

CMLL has an interview hyping Negro Casas versus Super Parka. They note they didn’t face much when Parka was in CMLL in the 90s; prior to this feud, the only time on record they were even in the same match in Arena Mexico was teaming up in 2002. They never met in the 90s, as far as I have on record.

the SuperLuchas On This Day feature is back, with an article about a title change and a hair match. That’s clearly the year end show of 1977, which is a little more than we’re getting in 2015.

Lucha Memes announced Marcela defending her CMLL’s Women’s championship against Keira on the 12/25 Arena Naucalpan show.

AAA’s put all their 2015 TV episodes into a YouTube playlist. Newest episode is on top.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and the latest edition of their podcast.

Segunda Caida reviews Ultimo Guerrero vs Rey Escorpion.

Yahoo! Deportes looks back at the lucha libre year in photos 2015.

Mil Mascaras talks about going to Japan, finds time to fit in a “TV has killed wrestling” bit.

AAA had a Christmas party with children from La Magia de un Deseo and met members of the Sacrmento Kings.

Black Warrior says he left AAA because he felt something was wrong in his life, and took classes in nutrition, personal health and fitness. He’d like to form a trio.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 12/08/2015 Arena México
1) Fantasy & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Magnus, Robin, Sensei vs Disturbio, Hijo del Signo, Skándalo
3) Fuego, Pegasso, Tritón vs Puma, Sangre Azteca, Tiger
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Boby Z [lightning]
5) Delta, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Niebla Roja, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
6) Atlantis, Titán, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Pólvora

Guerrero Maya Jr. and Bobby Z have one more match. Main event could be fun; this one of the better Tuesdy cards in a while.

great match roundup, week of 2015-10-31

The Puebla recap and the ClaroSports recap are already published. I changed the grade on Sombra/Volador & Mistico/Rush. I didn’t give enough credit to the storytelling.

rating matches TV Show taped
great La Sombra & Volador Jr. vs Mistico & Rush CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2015-11-06 2015-11-06
good Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Mr. 450, Speedball vs Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Machine Rocker, Steve Pain AAA on Televisa: 2015-10-31 2015-10-17
good Angélico, Garza Jr., Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma, Taurus, Texano AAA on Televisa: 2015-10-31 2015-10-17
good Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Luciferno CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-11-02 2015-11-02
good Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Mercurio CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2015-11-06 2015-11-06
ok La Parka, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético AAA on Televisa: 2015-10-31 2015-10-17
ok Psycho Clown & Rey Mysterio Jr. vs Electroshock & Johnny Mundo AAA on Televisa: 2015-10-31 2015-10-17
ok Bengala, Millenium, Rey Samuray vs El Malayo, Fuerza Chicana, Inquisidor CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-11-02 2015-11-02
ok Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Lluvia vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-11-02 2015-11-02
ok Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-11-02 2015-11-02
ok Faby Apache, Magnifico, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Gigga, Imagen de Oro, Taya AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2015-11-05 2015-10-17
ok Esfinge, Fuego, The Panther vs Puma, Súper Comando, Tiger CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2015-11-06 2015-11-06
ok Marcela, Silueta, Syuri vs Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2015-11-06 2015-11-06
ok Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Boby Z, Dragón Rojo Jr., Thunder CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2015-11-06 2015-11-06
ok Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Super Parka vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2015-11-06 2015-11-06
bad Euforia vs Thunder CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-11-02 2015-11-02
watch later Alas de Acero, Aramis, Black Drago, Dragón Fly, Hijo del Alebrije, Kanon, Power Bull vs Ángel Dorado, Ángel Dorado Jr., Cruz Del Silencio, Emeprador Sayri, Hades, René Rocks,Toro Machine [Copa Higher Power] IWRG Zona XXI: 2015-11-02 2015-10-2