UG cheats Volador (again), LU 3×1, Elite, Alberto

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CMLL (TUE) 08/30/2016 Arena México [CMLL, CultIcon]
1) Bengala & Flyer b Camorra & Cholo LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 30 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
2) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Skadi b La Comandante, La Seductora, Reyna Isis LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 30 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicas took 1/3.
3) Blue Panther Jr., Pegasso, The Panther b El Cuatrero, Sansón, Skándalo LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 30 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Skandalo replaced Forastero on Monday. Straight falls, Skandalo unmasking the Panther in the first fall, then Panther beating him in the second.
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, Rey Cometa b Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Virus LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 30 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Pólvora b Guerrero Maya Jr., Johnny Idol, Máscara Dorada LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 30 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 1/3, Niebla pinning Dorada in each fall.
6) Último Guerrero DQ Volador Jr. LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 30 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 1/3. UG faked a foul (the same finish as in Puebla.)

I missed this show, but I did not miss this show. I was originally planning on rewatching, then thought about just running through to do times, and then started to wonder why I time things anyway.

Skandalo & The Panther appear to be feuding, but only get booked against each other once every three months. I don’t get it.

No midweek IWRG show this week.

LA Weekly has a long piece on Lucha Underground; the behind the scene pieces must mean Season 3 is really starting soon. The preview for episode 1 next week mentions a wheel to determine destiny and a Rey Mysterio match. LU season debuts include at least one really great match, and Rey Mysterio probably means they’ll continue that tradition.

Wednesday also means it’s really late to announce a card and have it take place this week, if you’re Elite. They announced there’d be no show Thursday last week, maybe we’ll get that again tomorrow. There’s still no hard news on what’s happened. There are plenty of rumors on Facebook that the promotion is moving to Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera. I’ve heard the same thing, but I can’t confirm it. It does make some sense – the people behind Elite are the people behind the old Todos x el Todos promotion, and they taped their television in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera. They’re going to need some new names if they’re not working with CMLL. TxT was built around Hijo del Santo, and Hijo del Santo (and son) just happens to be back in circulation again. The pieces seem to fit, but again I can’t confirm any of this.

Whatever’s going on, it can’t have been much of a long term plan. It was just a few weeks ago where they brought in all of the Edecanes (and maybe Rey Escorpion since he was added to Liga Elite) to the Azteca studios to shoot footage for going in and out of breaks. There’s no reason to bother with that footage that’s no longer usable if you know you’re leaving soon. Everything is a hasty decision.

The Wrestling Observer says Alberto el Patron and WWE have agreed on a release. Alberto would be available to work in Mexico/internationally immediately, and in the US in a few weeks.  MLW says Alberto gave his notice two months ago (end of June?), noting it’s before his wellness test failure.

It’s easy to connect this one to the last bit: if Elite hasn’t contacted Alberto, they will be soon. They could use someone like him if they’re going out on their own. AAA probably wants him back too. CMLL would gladly take him (but probably not offer as much as the others because that’s they way to go.) The Crash fits too, though I don’t think anyone would’ve thought of Dorada vs Alberto as a dream match. All these deals are going to come down to money, and have probably been brewing for a while too.

Speaking of: Gran Metalik’s quarterfinal CWC match will air tonight.

Pagano says he doesn’t need hair to be Pagano. This is a correct statement.

There’s an outdoor lucha show in Chicago this Saturday.

Cross Armbreaker reviews Sangre Azteca vs Dragon Rojo from 2008, an underseen match.

Segunda Caida reviews Black Terry vs Demus 3:16.

Black Terry Jr. posted the Comando Negro versus El Pollo mask match, which is good because it’s a chicken defending his mask in a bloody mask, and because Comando Negro is quite a bit similar to Canis Lupus putting up his mask this weekend.

SuperLuchas points out Angel o Demonio was also wondering why AAA was allowed to do hardcore spots the indie guys are not allowed to do in Mexico City. (My guess is the commission has decided AAA is the same as WWE, and isn’t bothering.)

Lucha Memes Chairo 5 on 09/25 in Arena Naucalpan.
1: Volador Jr. vs Rey Horuz
2: a Lucha Memes vs IWRG Torneo FILL (8v8 cibernetico).
IWRG: Black Dragon, Kanon, Dragon FlyAtomic Star, Lilith Dark, Arana de Plata, Fireman, Demonio Infernal
Lucha Memes: Astrolux, Garrobo Punk, TekilitaBaby Star Jr., Black Metal, Ciber PunkTonak
3: Keira, Lady Maravilla, Magnifica vs Belial, Impulso, Arez

It looks like filming has wrapped up on Season 1 of the Blue Demon show.

Funcion Estelar has interviews with Hecatombe and Guerrera Isis.

Ciudad Juarez luchadors will be honored this weekend at the local sports Hall of Fame.

Apolo Valdes talks about TripleMania and previews the Anniversario.

Lineup

CMLL (TUE) 09/06/2016 Arena México
1) Fantasy & Último Dragóncito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
2) Flyer, Magnus, Sensei vs Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Oro Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Disturbio, Puma, Skándalo
4) Star Jr. vs Sagrado [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Bobby Z, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora
6) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Cavernario, Mephisto, Último Guerrero

They managed to team up Bobby Z with the Revolucionarios, so this is a moderately successful card by Tuesday standards.  Star Jr. versus Sagrado could be good. Hope they’re setting up something in the main event.

CMLL (TUE) 09/06/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Yaqui & León Blanco vs Demonio Rojo & Thunder Boy
2) Robin, Star Black, Starman vs Hijo del Signo, Maléfico, Sangre Azteca
3) Princesa Sugehit, Silueta, Skadi vs Dalys, Reyna Isis, Zeuxis
4) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Lee, Valiente vs Hechicero, Kráneo, La Máscara
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible

Silueta returns to action (maybe). Dragon Lee and La Mascara cross paths again, as they probably will all week.

09/16 AAA TV Lineup (Playa del Carmen)

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AAA TV (FRI) 09/16/2016 Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
1) Argenis, Dinastía, Faby Apache vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Lady Shani, Mini Histeria
2) Aerostar, Australian Suicide, El Elegido vs El Apache, Súper Fly, Taurus
3) Hijo del Fantasma © vs Daga [AAA CRUISER]
Fantasma fifth defense.
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Rey Misterio Jr., Texano Jr. vs Brian Cage, El Mesías, Johnny Mundo

Garza Jr. & Taya are also listed as appearing. Taya will likely second the rudos in the main event, and I guess Garza Jr. is there either in case someone no-shows and/or to set up a match for Heroes Inmortales.

Air Date: 09/24 & maybe 10/01? This is either a overloaded show where one match will be on YouTube, or an underloaded show to be stretched over two weeks. We’d have more of an idea this weekend, if they announce a second taping in September on TV.

This is the usual Hard Rock resort show. Half the roster is working this show and has a fun weekend. The other half of the roster has two or maybe even three shows to work in outside of Mexico City this same night. That must’ve been interesting deciding who goes where.

Misterio does work another AAA show; maybe part of the deal for working TripleMania was to get this vacation. Dr. Wagner, who tried to cost the lead babyface in the promotion his mask on the last show, is apparently still a good guy.

Daga gets a cruiserweight title match, which makes no sense after TripleMania. Australian Suicide beat him, Australian Suicide is on the show, but wins and losses don’t mean all that much in AAA. What appears to be going on here is Daga is, even though Daga is remaining a rudo, AAA’s setting up him as the guy to get cheered in the mask versus hair match. Daga unfairly lost the Copa TripleMania and now he’s possibly going to unfairly lose the cruiserweight title when Suicide gets involved in some way.  I’m not sure why that’s the idea, but it’s the only reason you’d do thing this way. At least the Daga/Fantasma match should be fun before the ending. (And I think Fenix lost his #1 contendership.)

Next announced taping is 10/02, Heroes Inmortales in Monterrey. That lineup isn’t coming out until after ColiseoMania this weekend at the least.