lucha TV preview for weekend of January 15th

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AAA returns to new matches this week, we’re almost sure. No idea which matches will air; maybe keep an eye on their Twitter account if they’re back to announcing these things ahead of time.

52MX returned to airing Puebla matches, which means it’s kind of useless for anyone with access to YouTube. It was a two week trip to Tuesday matches. A friend had a theory that everything was being bounced around for two weeks due to CMLL wanting to protect the iPPVs. That seems to fit with what happened, and could mean something other than the cage match airs on Azteca this week.

LATV has gone off into repeat land once again.


CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-12-26 

this took forever and a day

Recapped: 01/03/106

What happened: Tuesday matches are now airing on 52MX. They had been airing irregularly on Claro Sports/Titanes en el Ring since the shut down of CadenaTres. It appears this is a permanent change from airing the Puebla matches as it stays this way the following week, but nothing is for sure with CMLL’s TV. The top 3 matches (skipping the lightning matches) will likely air every week.

Titan defeated Dragon Rojo in the main event trios after those two feuded all match long. The opener saw the rudos win with by cheating and everyone pull everyone else’s mask, as they set up the cage match.

What was good: Just the main event. Tuesday shows haven’t changed much since I was recapping them a couple months ago, with the matches scaled down to the audience size.

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

Sky Team keep trios titles, upcoming lineups

CMLL (TUE) 01/12/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Capitan Cobra & Vaquero Jr.
2) Amapola, La Comandante, Zeuxis b La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit
Zeuxis replaced Tiffany. Rudas took 1/3.
3) Pierroth, Sagrado, Skándalo b Fuego, Stigma, Tritón
Rudos took 1/3. Triton was stretchered out.
4) Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Rey Cometa DQ Ephesto, Kráneo, Luciferno
Rey Cometa replaced Super Porky, who’s been missing shows since 12/29. Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when Kraneo fouled La Mascara.
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. © b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys[CMLL TRIOS]
Sky Team took 1/3. Third fall saw the referee go down, Vangellys take Mistico’s mask but Volador give Bucanero the back cracker and Mistico covered up and fell on top for the win. Sixth defense.

La Liga de la Justica, who are running their first Coacalco show this weekend, says they hope to run every two weeks. That’s pretty ambitious (though CaraLucha isn’t far off of that.) Emilio Cova is listed as the promoter.

Terremoto Negro hypes his match Wotam, which happens at the ILLM show the same day as the Justicia show.

Caristico blamed others for his problems in WWE. In this case, he blamed the other Mexicans who were there (which would’ve been the current Sin Cara and Alberto.)

NJPW has part one of their annual conversation with Miki Motoi about the FantasticaMania tour, starting out with the luchadors debuting on this tour.

Niebla Roja says he’d like a cage match between the Revolucionarios and the Guerreros. That seems like it might occur. If the problem is CMLL doesn’t trust Thunder in a singles apuesta match, that’s the workaround.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida unearths Atlantis versus Silver Fox.

Apolo Valdes writes about Pentagon Jr. being the present and future of AAA. AAA held a poll for the best wrestler of the year a while back now. There were four nominees: Rey Mysterio, Hijo del Fantasma, Psycho Clown and Pentagon Jr., won by Pentagon. Four were picked for that, the guys who did the best in the last year (who are still around) and yet only one of those same wrestlers were picked as contenders for the AAA Mega Championship. Rey is apparently unavailable. Pentagon too (though they could just pick a day when he was around if he was that important.) Fantamsa’s there and just not part of the match.

Dominican wrestler El Puma (Francisco Acosta) passed away recently.


DTU (THU) 01/28/2016 Arena Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz
1) Abadon & Black Baby vs Ojo De Halcón & Peligro
2) Bersek, Destructor Negro, Guerrero Lee vs Déspota, Jaguar, Súper Ángel
3) Atila & Tiburon vs Totem I & Totem II
4) Arkanos, Demencia, Samurai vs Ataque 77, Dragón Infernal, Marvel Black
5) Aeropower, Ángel Azul, Kronoz vs Halleluya, Kid Lobo, Zafiro
6) Skayde vs Pitufo, Corsario De Fuego, Ángel o Demonio
7) Crazy Boy, Drastik Boy, Maximus vs Cíclope, Miedo Extremo, Perro Mocho Jr.

Benefit show for local Flayer Boy, who was injured recently.

DTU (SAT) 01/30/2016 Arena Roberto Paz, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1) Black Golden, Eclipse, Shiryu Dragón Jr. vs Joven Maravilla, Perro Negro Jr., Sikma
2) Zuzu Divine vs ?
3) Black Fire & Power Boy vs Destello & Johnny Idol
4) Jimmy & Kevin vs Tony & Willy Balderas and Aero Xtreme & Fly Mercury
5) Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo vs Adrenalina & Vengador
6) Susumu vs Pesadilla, Drastik Boy, Jinzo
7) Ángel o Demonio & Shiryu Dragon vs Ovett & Roberto Paz Jr.
8) Miedo Extremo & Sharlie Rockstar vs Cíclope & Crazy King and Aero Boy & Violento Jack

Miedo & Ciclope, who are usually partners but have a pending title match, are teaming with other people on all of these shows.

MDA ELITE (SUN) 02/21/2016 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Mini Hator vs Mini Difunto
2) Erika Sotelo & Larry Miranda vs Chocolata & Dulce Kanela
3) Gato Fantasma & Último Sombra vs Gallardo & Golden Boy
4) Obsesión, Quinto Elemento, Último Ninja vs Epydemius, Galactar, Ninja Jr.
5) Carístico & Mistico II vs Cibernético & Sharlie Rockstar
6) Atlantis, Octagón, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

The Rayo/Dinamita show worked in Arena Mexico, so they’ll take in to Monterrey for a night. Not sure what this means for the Sunday Arena Mexico show; it won’t be one like we’ve seen with Caristico and Cibernetico off of it.

great match roundup, week of 2015-12-26

This is the last week of 2015, but CMLL and AAA’s usual lag means some of 2015 won’t air until well in 2016. As a result, these posts are going to be a little messier until we’re fully in 2016. The lists are broken up internally by year, and I might as well keep them that way here.

I’m not sure if I’m going to quite hit my goal of being done with all of 2015 before FantasticaMania starts, but it’s going to be pretty close. For this week, I”ve already knocked off the 12/28 Puebla show and the 01/01 iPPV. Recaps still to post with relevant matches:

  • 12/26 and 01/01 CMLL 52MX with Tuesday matches (one’s the next post) – 6 more matches
  • two more general catchup posts – 12 matches
  • lightning matches posted by CMLL – 7 matches
  • a quick recap of the four filler AAA TV episodes – o new matches, though this takes a little bit of time.
  • two episodes of AAA in Neza – 6 matches, haven’t aired yet
  • the 12/25 LuchaMemes show  – 7 matches, aren’t up yet.

38 to go! And I’ve already watched some of those, this is a trailing indicator.  I know there are LATV matches Alfredo’s posting that I won’t be getting and a few from Arena Coliseo Guadalajara that I’m missing, but I think I’m good with the amount of CMLL TV I’ve watched and those shows aren’t set up for great matches. There’s no good reason to watch those lightning matches – they’re not likely to be any better! – but at least they’re not really edited. Can’t wait to find out what I missed.

I did think to update my 2015 lucha libre MOTYC list; I’ll be louder about it when I think I’m done.

2015 list

rating matches TV Show taped
great Solar I vs Blue Panther Noches de Coliseo: 2015-12-27 2015-12-20
good Puma vs Tritón, Fuego, Súper Comando, The Panther, Tiger,Sangre Azteca, Esfinge, Blue Panther Jr., Raziel, Cancerbero,Pegasso in a cibernetico match CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-12-26 2015-12-18
good Demonio del Caribe vs Caifan Noches de Coliseo: 2015-12-27 2015-12-20
good Astro, Meyer, Zaeta Roja vs El Malayo, Guerrero Espacial, Mini Joker CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-12-28 2015-12-28
good Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Mephisto, Ripper CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-12-28 2015-12-28
good La Máscara vs Negro Casas CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-12-28 2015-12-28
ok Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Valiente vs Pólvora, Terrible, Virus CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-12-26 2015-12-18
ok Carístico, Super Parka, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Negro Casas CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-12-26 2015-12-18
ok Black Tiger, Millenium, Starman vs Cancerbero, Fuerza Chicana, Raziel CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-12-28 2015-12-28
below average Stigma vs Espíritu Maligno, Fuego, Rey Cometa, King Jaguar,Skándalo, Okumura, Policeman, Disturbio, Canelo Casas in a cage match and for the mask and for the hair CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-12-28 2015-12-28

2016 list

rating matches TV Show taped
excellent Máximo Sexy vs Kamaitachi for the hair CMLL iPPV: 2016-01-01 2016-01-01
ok Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis CMLL iPPV: 2016-01-01 2016-01-01
ok Blue Panther Jr., Esfinge, The Panther vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus CMLL iPPV: 2016-01-01 2016-01-01
ok Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Thunder CMLL iPPV: 2016-01-01 2016-01-01
ok Carístico, Mistico, Rush vs Cibernético, Último Guerrero,Volador Jr. in a relevos increíbles match CMLL iPPV: 2016-01-01 2016-01-01
below average Negro Casas vs Super Parka for the hair CMLL iPPV: 2016-01-01 2016-01-01