AAA TV (SUN) 11/20/2016 Gimnasio Municipal Jose Neri Santos, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
1) Big Mami, Niño Hamburguesa, Octagoncito vs El Apache, Lady Shani, Mini Psycho Clown
2) Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba [bull terrier]
3) Faby Apache & Mary Apache vs Averno & Chessman
4) Daga, Joe Lider, Pentagón Jr. vs Dave The Clown, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Psycho Clown, Pagano
6) Garza Jr., La Parka, Texano Jr. vs ?, Brian Cage, Johnny Mundo
The notable name is the one not here: Alberto el Patron was advertised for this show before Heroes Inmortales. It’s possible he was removed from the card after he didn’t show in Monterrey. Alberto probably woudl’ve been part of the same match he was meant to be in at Hereos Inmortales, which is instead a three way.
Interestingly, there’s a second version of the card floating around, being put out in Juarez. In that one, Pentagon is in the main event and Garza Jr. is facing the Clowns. My guess is AAA sent the lineup out to the local promoter, then changed their mind and decided they’d rather continue the Garza feud with Mundo than resume the Pentagon one. That’s wouldn’t be a a popular decision, but one probably based on Garza being more available than Pentagon.
Maybe it’ll be moot and Pentagon will get involved by the end. The only thing I can figure out for a Guerra de Titanes main event is maybe the big blowoff Mexico/US (in a cage, since they haven’t done one of those) and Pentagon and more Team Trump people might get involved in that. On the other hand, AAA doesn’t really have anything for their main events beyond that feud, so they may be in no hurry to blow it off.
On this card, Dave the Clown has joined the ex-Psycho Clowns for a dreadful trio. Daga is just an extra person in matches in this cycle, and Australian Suicide is not booked outside the Japan show. AAA doesn’t seem to be following up on their mask match in any noticeable way.
Tercera has the TripleMania rematch. We can pencil in some variation of that for Guerra de Titanes. Faby being dropped from the Japan show (La Hiedra was announced as a replacement on Tuesday) and being kept out of the match at Heroes Inmortales suggested she’s dealing with an issue, but she’s still booked on this show.
Mamba and Pimpinela both is out of nowhere (there’s no angle for a match, Pimpi’s not on the October TV tapings) and makes sense (the two regularly booked exoticos have feuded forever.) The opener is a match.
This is not a strong show on match quality, to say the least. There’s not a match on the show that sounds like it’ll be good. Hopefully Aguascalientes is better.
CMLL (SUN) 10/09/2016Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Avispón Negro Jr. b Guerrero de la Muerte Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Destructor & Diplomático b Capitán Cobra & Micro Rudos took 2/3.
3) Cosmos & El Alteño b Carlo Roggi & Mr. Apolo Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Évola & Exterminador b El Yaqui & Javier Cruz Jr. Rudos took 1/3, the last via fouls.
5) Mágico, Maléfico, Ráfaga DQ Frezzer, Furia Roja, León Blanco [Relevos Increíbles] Team Rafaga (rudo team) took 2/3, the last by DQ when Frezzer accidentally unmasked Magico. Malefico & Rafaga attacked Magico after the match and Frezzer challenged him to a singles match.
This building isn’t exciting but it is fairly logical; the angles on the last two matches set up matches this upcoming Sunday.
CMLL (MON) 10/10/2016Arena Puebla [CMLL, CultIcon, Efekto10, R de Rudo]
1) El Malayo & Fuerza Chicana b Arkalis & París
2) King Jaguar & Policeman b Millenium & Tigre Rojo Jr.
3) Estrellita & Princesa Sugehit b Amapola & Tiffany Princesa Sugehit replaced Lluvia.
4) Stigma, Stuka Jr., Titán b Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Skándalo
5) Kráneo, Ripper, Sam Adonis b Johnny Idol, Máximo Sexy, Valiente
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Felino, Mephisto Tecnicos took 1/3.
I didn’t see this show. It sounds like it wasn’t much good (outside the semimain) so maybe that was a good thing.
Today’s CMLL show has a first time main event, Diamante Azul taking on his old NJPW tag team partner Rush. Rush has a great track record of singles matches. Diamante Azul’s doesn’t. Something’s got to give! Also, somehow Diamante Azul is the favorite to win this, which is kind of amazing.
Atlantis, Johnny Idol and Mistico take on Dragon Rojo, La Mascara and Terrible in the semimain, and Angel de Oro, Blue Panther, Rey Cometa versus Vangellys, Polvora, and Sagrado in the fourth match. Both are the best chances at other good matches on the card. The first half of the card has Blue Panther, the Panther & Pegasso vs Disturbio, Okumura and Virus (which might not be bad), Hombre Bala, Oro & Robin against Arkangel, Metalico and Nitro (which will be bad) and Flyer & Leono vs Akmua & Camorra (which will also be not watchable.)
Guadalajara has the misfortune of running a Shocker & Negro Casas title defense when they’re already part of the Universal tournament announced a few days from now. Volador & Valiente will challenge, have a good match, and almost certainly lose.
CMLL’s changed Saturday’s card slightly. Fuego moves up to the semimain to replace Esfinge, and Flyer is added to replace Fuego in the segunda. They also keep changing the subtitle for the Universal tournament on Friday.
Televisa ran a story correcting it’s story from Friday night which had claimed the original LA Park was in jail. There’s video of it here, and a text recap here. They talked to both LA Park & La Parka, confirming neither of them were in jail, and are going with the idea the jailed guy thought he was being La Parka but was fooled by a unknown local promoter.
Ángel de Oro, Titán and Fuego are part of the upcoming NJPW tour, running from 10/21 to 11/05. They’re part of a Super Juniors Tag Team tournament, with the quarterfinals on 10/21, semifinals on 10/30 and final on 11/05. All of those shows should air on NJPWWorld (and it appears nothing else is currently on the schedule.) Ángel de Oro & Titán are a team facing Rocky Romero & Barretta, and Fuego teams with dancing friend Ryusuke Taguchi against Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask 4. Romero & Baretta appear to be breaking up, so a CMLL upset is possible there. The CMLL wrestlers face off early in the tour, before being split in other shows.
It’s probably a not a coincidence Ángel de Oro is also working ROH this weekend. It’s too bad they didn’t pick Titán or Fuego for that spot; I would’ve driven to Dearborn for Kamaitachi against Titan without thinking twice, and I don’t think I’m going even to Chicago Ridge to see Oro.
In an interview on Tazz’s radio show, Alberto now explained he was attacked when someone “disrespected his girl.” His previous two versions of this story – when he was hit by a car and when a homeless man attacked him – were both attacks from behind, not prompted by something said to or about Paige. I’m not sure anyone believes this story at this point but people are still willing to go along with it in the name of making money. Alberto also conducted an interview with ESPN, but only talked about Paige’s newest suspension and bizarrely declared his nickname was el Presidente (which it hasn’t been anywhere but this interview.) Much of Alberto’s behavior is bizarre.
Taya defended her AAA Reina de Reinas title over Thunder Rosa (Kobra Moon) on the 10/07 Sabotage show in California. Same show has a WWS title defense by Diosa Atenea over Heather Monroe. AAA hasn’t acknowledged the title match, the first in a year, and they’re barely acknowledging the title at this point. Taya appears unlikely to ever lose the championship.
CMLL (MON) 10/17/2016Arena Puebla
1) Astro, París, Vega vs Fuerza Chicana, Guerrero Espacial, Inquisidor Vega’s first match here in about 4 months.
2) Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico vs Mini Joker, Pequeño Violencia, Saurón
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
4) Atlantis, Johnny Idol, Máximo Sexy vs Negro Casas, Sam Adonis, Shocker
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, La Máscara
Is this the same card as last night? It feels a lot like the same card. There’s no particular reason for the similar main event, except Mascara Dorada still has his Mondays free. Semimain might follow up on Adonis/Idol.
Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-10-08
taped 2016-10-07 @ Gimnasio Benito Juárez, Cuautitlán, Estado de México Cloud Drive
1) El Bandido, Golden Magic, Último Ninja vs Argos, Hijo De Dos Caras, Karonte Jr.
2) León Dorado Jr. & Mr. Leo vs Eterno & Fresero Jr.
3) Black Tauro (ex-AAA), Cibernético, Sharlie Rockstar vs Decnnis, Mr. Águila, Zumbido
4) Carístico & Xtreme Tiger vs LA Park & Rey Escorpión
Noches de Coliseo: 2016-10-09
taped 2016-10-02 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey Cloud Drive
1) Galactar vs Deltain a super libre match
2) Heddi Karaoui & Hijo de LA Park vs Caifan & Silencio
3) Dos Caras Sr., Hijo De Dos Caras, Mil Máscaras vs Canek, Tinieblas Jr., Tinieblas Sr.
IWRG Zona XXI: 2016-10-10
taped 2016-10-09 @ Arena Naucalpan Cloud Drive
1) Demetrio El Gladiador & Hip Hop Man vs Black Dragón & Dragón Fly and Demonio Infernal & Skanda
2) Black Terry, Bobby Lee Jr., Pantera vs El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno, Tyson La Bestia
3) Negro Navarro, Relámpago, Trauma I vs Devil Rocker (San Luis Potosí), Machine Rocker (San Luis Potosí), Soul Rocker (San Luis Potosí)
4) Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Trauma II vs Hijo De Dos Caras, Imposible, Mr. Electro