great match roundup, week of 2016-09-17

this week’s recap

From this point until the far far future where I’m actually caught up, I’m trying my best to skip CMLL matches which seem to have no chance to be very good or meaningful. You’ll see a lot of not rated for a while.

Recommended matches

rating matches TV Show taped
excellent Mephisto © vs Titán for the CMLL World Welterweight Championship CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-09-20 2016-09-20
great Negro Casas & Shocker © vs Mistico & Volador Jr. for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-09-19 2016-09-19
great Black Terry vs El Hijo del Diablo IWRG Zona XXI: 2016-09-19 2016-09-18
great Rush vs Matt Taven CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-09-23 2016-09-23
great Bárbaro Cavernario & Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas, Mistico,La Máscara, Dragón Lee, Máximo Sexy, Mephisto, Valiente,Euforia, Máscara Dorada, Dragón Rojo Jr. in a CMLL’s Reyes del Aire Tournament match CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-09-23 2016-09-23

Other matches watched

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LU Tour, Puebla, Guadalajara results, Guatemala lucha

CMLL (SUN) 10/16/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Avispón Negro Jr. & Micro b Destello & Guerrero de la Muerte
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Black Sugar & Capitán Cobra b Gitano & Mr. Apolo
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Frezzer DRAW Mágico
Magico took 1, Freezer 2, and they double pinned off a tapatia.
4) Évola & Exterminador b El Yaqui & Javier Cruz Jr.
Rudos jumped the tecnicos and took 1, were DQed in the second for excessive violence, and Evola snuck in a foul on Yaqui to win. Yaqui demanded a singles match next week. Evola agreed and said he’d take Yaqui’s hair.
5) Flash II, Kempo Dragón, Star Black b Joker, Príncipe Kisho, Terremoto King Jr.
tecnicos took 1/3. Terremoto’s first match here in a year.

Evola & Yaqui have that match this Sunday. Frezzer & Magico are off.

CMLL (MON) 10/17/2016 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Culticon, Efekto]
1) Fuerza Chicana, Guerrero Espacial, Inquisidor b Astro, París, Vega LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE OCTUBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Vega’s first match in about 4 months.
2) Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico b Mini Joker, Pequeño Violencia, Saurón LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE OCTUBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma, Stuka Jr. b Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE OCTUBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
4) Atlantis, Johnny Idol, Máximo Sexy DQ Negro Casas, Sam Adonis, Shocker LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE OCTUBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 2/3. Casas fouled Atlantis for the DQ.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, La Máscara b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE OCTUBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 1/3, La Mascara pinning Mistico.

Doesn’t sound like there was a standout match on the show.

Tonight’s CMLL show in Arena Mexico has Mistico, Mascara Dorada and Diamante Azul against Mephisto, Ephesto, Luciferno. It’s rare the Hijos del Infierno actually team up in a main event; they’re still the national trios champions, and have been for a while primarily because the CMLL Universal math worked out that way. The semifinal has Atlantis, Valiente, and Stuka against Terrible, Rey Bucanero and Vangellys. The next two weeks are Rey Bucanero focuses – the cibernetico to determine a challenger on 10/25 (including all three tecnicos in this match) and his title match on 11/01. That likely means there’s nothing coming out of this show, because Tuesday shows usually only have one storyline and we already know it.

Angel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr. and Drone (debuting under that name) take on Hechicero, Sagrado and Misterioso. The most popular guess for Drone has been Hombre Bala Jr. I’m not sure it’s him, but we’ll have a better idea after this match.

The lightning match is Star Jr. versus Skandalo, which will be a challenge (and probably a loss) for Star Jr. Rey Cometa, Fuego, and Pegasso versus Virus, Okumura and Disturbio is the second match. Robin & Metatron take on Akuma & Metalico in the opener.

CultIcon also previews the show. It airs at 7:30pm on CMLL & YouTube.

The Arena Coliseo Guadalajara main event is Rush teaming with people who don’t like him (a CMLL trademark), Dragon Lee & Maximo. They face Mr. Niebla, Shocker and Ultimo Guerrero. Guadalajara is also beginning it’s own official tourist bus today, after the success CMLL’s had with it in Mexico City. There’s been unofficial busses in Guadalajara prior, sponsored by bars, but this is linked up with the local bus tours. It’s $195 pesos per tripThere’s a picture of the bus: it’s a little odd Mystique is on the bus since she isn’t associated with Guadalajara and has wrestled there about 3 times.

Lucha Underground announced the tour dates yesterday, and today announced the details of the Phoenix show. There will actually be two shows, a 12:30 and a 3:00pm show. Attendance is free, but you’ll have get a wristband (and a new one for the second show.) No luchadors are mentioned as specifically appearing. There’s Facebook event pages for the shows in Houston and San Diego/Escondido listed as “12-6pm”, so possibly they’ll both be running two shows.

+LuchaTV posted video of Bengala being knocked out by Nino Hamburguesa’s corner cannonball in Mexico City on Saturday.

The Crash announced Sexy Star/Sexy Dulce for their 11/26 show.

Prensa Libre has a deep look at the history of lucha libre in Guatemala, on the occasion of the sport reaching 75 years in the country this past Sunday. The first show in Guatemala in 1941 – the then president was a fan of lucha libre, so they had it as part of his birthday party. The article mentions someone I don’t think I’ve heard of before, Joseph Azzari, as being a big star in the 70s. He’s said to have drawn a 30,000 crowd in 1973, and a 20,000 crowd in 1976 against Mil Mascaras.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania and the latest Lucha Report.

Fuego en el Ring has relaunched their show as a YouTube podcast. Episode 2 is up now.

Segunda Caida writes about Hijo del Santo & Negro Casas versus Bestia Salvaje & Scorpio Jr.

LA Park did an interview about the usual things while in Tijuana.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 10/24/2016 Arena Puebla
1) Astro, Meyer, Zaeta Roja vs Espíritu Maligno, Guerrero Espacial, Policeman
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., Star Jr. vs Ares, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, Stigma vs Bobby Z, Felino, Pólvora
4) Atlantis, Johnny Idol, Máximo Sexy vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Vangellys
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, La Máscara

Mistico and La Mascara rematch in the main event. Atlantis & Negro Casas do the same in the semimain (and Shocker is around, so it could suddenly become a tag title match.) Second match should be good, though I may totally give up on Apocalipsis & Toro if it’s not. Bala being around here suggests he’s not Drone or CMLL isn’t paying attention. CMLL doesn’t pay attention a lot, so I dunno.

new video releases for weekend of October 16-17th

AAA was pre-empted for baseball on feed, and the other feed was down. No new IWRG this week.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7QrEITKziOHcS2q9R-B-6Lp

10/15 & 10/16 WWC: Cloud Drive

10/15 Elite USA: Cloud Drive

CMLL Lucha Libre Retro: 2016-10-14
taped 2016-09-03 @ Arena Coliseo
Cloud Drive
1) Leono, Magnus, Sensei vs Canelo Casas, Hijo del Signo, Metálico
2) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Lee, Máximo Sexy vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Terrible

CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-10-14
taped 2016-10-14 @ Arena México
Cloud Drive
1) Astral & Eléctrico vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia
2) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
3) Dragón Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máscara Dorada vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja
4) Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 vs Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr.
5) Mephisto & Shocker vs Último Guerrero, Negro Casas, Máximo Sexy, Valiente, Rey Cometa, Mistico for the CMLL Universal Championship and in a seeding battle royal match
6) Rey Cometa vs Máximo Sexy for the CMLL Universal Championship and in a eightfinal match
7) Negro Casas vs Valiente for the CMLL Universal Championship and in a eightfinal match
8) Mistico vs Último Guerrero for the CMLL Universal Championship and in a eightfinal match
9) Mephisto vs Shocker for the CMLL Universal Championship and in a eightfinal match
10) Valiente vs Máximo Sexy for the CMLL Universal Championship and in a tournament quarterfinal match
11) Último Guerrero vs Shocker for the CMLL Universal Championship and in a tournament quarterfinal match
12) Valiente vs Último Guerrero for the CMLL Universal Championship and in a tournament semifinal match

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2016-10-15
taped 2016-10-03 @ Arena Puebla
Cloud Drive
1) Johnny Idol, Titán, Valiente vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Sam Adonis
2) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys vs Ephesto, Felino, Mephisto
3) Rush vs Último Guerrero

PROESA on Efekto: 2016-10-15
taped 2016-09-11 @ Arena Azteca Budokan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
Cloud Drive
1) Águila Del America Jr. & Mirouge vs Óscar El Hermoso & Soy Raymunda
2) Ice Ángel & La Hielera vs Crazy Ángel & Diva Virtual
3) Kahoz Jr. & Ojo De Tigre vs Fuerza Negra & Maldito Jr.

Noches de Coliseo: 2016-10-16
Cloud Drive
taped 2016-10-11 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Konnan Big, Obsesión, Símbolo vs Golden Boy, Humberto Garza Jr., Súper Parka
taped 2016-10-02 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
2) Carístico, LA Park, Último Dragón vs Antifaz, Rush, Xtreme Tiger