On Thursday, I added two groups of event lineups/results to the database: all the 2004 lineups I could find from El Siglo de Torreon, and those I could find from #80-88 issues of Lucha Libre. I’d been going back and forth between them and just decided to put what I had up once I finished up 2004. Those results are part of the database now and will show up in searches and such, like all the 2004 Arena Olimpico Laguna shows. I’ve added the info to the wiki where possible.
The searches, especially the 2004 search, had some a few interesting articles. Please remember these are all old articles and not what’s happening right now; I’m hoping no one gets confused on the next paragraph.
+LuchaTV posted video of the match. I think I’m going with Danny Casas the guy in purple? as the winner, but it’s photo finish. Zatura is caught by about four people and his leg never comes near the mat, so I think he’s going to be OK.
Tonight’s CMLL show once again features Los Ingobernables. Rush, La Mascara and Pierroth take on Volador Jr., Marco Corleone and Maximo. CMLL’s only vague direction in the main event is a Rush/La Mascara vs Dragon Lee/Mistico issue, but they’re both in separate matches right now. Instead, the Munoz kids are teaming with Atlantis against Mephisto, Ephesto and Luciferno. The CMLL preview randomly brings up their past mask issues.
The big match on the show is the world title match between Marcela & Dalys. Dalys won the title from Marcela back in March and has been a strong champion since then, but hasn’t defended it against Marcela since that time. The frequent women’s matches of late have not been strong, but this is one of the better combinations of CMLL luchadoras for a singles match. There’s no strong reason for one to have the title over the other; Dalys is the slight favorite to remain champion, but a title change is possible.
The undercard is the usual random tag matches, though they look more promising than usual. Stukita & Astral face Pequeno Nitro & Mercurio in the opener, the second Blue Panther Jr., Esfinge, Pegasso face Polvora, Okumura, and Virus and the tercera is Stuka Jr., Guerrero Maya Jr., and Rey Cometa against Dragon Rojo, Bobby Z and Terrible. That one sounds fun.
The show takes place at 8:30 local, but 9:30pm Central in the US – if you haven’t changed your clocks yet, it’s still an hour later than usual. We’re almost thru this Daylights Savings Time gap, thankfully it’s only a one week deal this week.
Mascara Dorada isn’t on this week’s card, but will be on next week’s show. CMLL’s confirmed next Friday will be Mascara Dorada’s final show in CMLL, as Dorada hoped it would be when he spoke on Tuesday. The articles emphasizes how much Dorada has traveled while being part of CMLL – to Spain, Switzerland, France, United States, Japan – as if to make the point he was a World Wrestling star before going to wherever it is Dorada happens to be going.
The Panther won his four way Survival of the Fittest match in Arlington last night, and advances to the finals tonight in San Antonio. It’s unlikely he’ll win, but it’d be amusing if the Panther was wrestling in CMLL second matches while owed a ROH world title match. Misterioso lost, and will team with Sho & Yo (Fujin & Raijin) against Kenny King, Rhett Titus and Caprice Coleman in a strange match.
NJPW’s Power Struggle PPV show is tomorrow morning, which should include the announcements of the teams for their World Tag League. I’ve been told at least one CMLL name will be part of the field, but nothing’s been made public yet.
The three major promotions all tape today. Elite is in Toluca for the first time tonight with the usual two big singles matches. Caristico takes on Cibernetico in the main event. Rey Escorpion faces LA Park in the semimain. Both are first time ever singles matches. Caristico/Cibernetico doesn’t seem like a good combination, but Rey Escorpion/LA Park could be amazing.
Bobby Lashley, who hasn’t been in Elite since June (and Elite said at the time they couldn’t bring him back any more) is back to team with Blue Demon against Silver King and a wrestler to be announced. It was originally Strong Man, to set up the muscle foreigner vs muscle foreigner match, but updated posters leave that match a mystery. I’ve checked Lashley (and Strong Man!)’s social media to see what he’s saying about this show, and there’s no mention of it all. I wouldn’t be sure about him showing unless he does.
The third match is scheduled to be Fuerza Guerrera & Mr. Aguila vs Xtreme Tiger & Octagon. It probably still will be (and Flamita won’t be there), and it’ll probably still be with Octagon. Konnan, among others, is backing up Octagon, saying Leo Riano lied about AAA winning a non-existent court battle to make AAA look better and intimidate promoters into not using Octagon (or other people who’ve left AAA.) There’s some sign it’s works – Shimmer is now promoting Sexy Star/Sexy Dulce as the unmasked Dulce Garcia.
Elite’s show will air tomorrow night on Azteca7.
AAA tapes for a second straight week, this time in Aguascalientes. The main event continues Psycho Clown against Pagano and his ex-friends, with La Parka and Texano helping out Psycho Clown. The semimain could be the best match on the show, with Daga & Pentagon Jr. facing Brian Cage & Johnny Mundo. It’ll be the first time Mundo and Pentagon will be in a TV match since TripleMania.
Like CMLL, AAA also has a title match in the fourth match. Los Xinetez defend the trios titles for the first time since June against OGT. The Xinetez have basically been pulled into the OGT/Apaches storyline for lack of better things to do. OGT have much more momentum and might as well have the trios titles, but the most likely outcome is the Apaches costing their rivals opponents. There’s a good chance it goes to Guerra de Titanes regardless of how it finishes here.
There’s less going on in the first half of the cord. The opener is a mix of minis and lights, with Dinastia, Octagoncito, Venum versus Mini Histeria, Mini Psycho Clown, Mocho Cota. Psycho beat Dinastia last time out and made a title challenge. That’s a possible GdT match, and a probable one if Mini Psycho can win again. The Apaches team up against Mamba, Super Fly and Taya, in Taya’s first (legal!) in-ring action since leaving the Perros del Mal. The odd assortment of Argenis, Nino Hamburguesa, and Pimpinela take on Hijo del Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Sr., and Parka Negra, the first time Pirata Sr.’s been on a taping since returning on Heroes Inmortales.
This show is listed at 8:15pm, so it’ll probably start a few minutes after CMLL does. AAA stretching out last week’s taping pushes everything back. This taping will not air until 11/19 and 11/26. It may be the final taping to air before Guerra de Titanes, depending on when it’s held. That’s the non-match thing to watch this weekend: we’re close enough to that show that AAA should be announcing a date and a venue either on this taping or on their TV show Saturday.
A Pagano/Psycho Clown ambulance match in Sinaloa ended as a draw went both send each other into the ambulance at the same time. The undercard was missing both Bengala and Australian Suicide. AAA sent Lancelot as a replacement, and Soul Rocker worked one match under that name and one as Tito Santana.
I don’t know why I don’t remember to check my own wiki sometimes. MaskMania does remember, and pointed out the debuting Sangre Imperial is another child of Sangre Chicana (like Sangre Chicana Jr., Lluvia, La Hiedra, Perseus and Lady Chicana.) He’s also the person wrestling as Super Ciudadano on Toryumon shows, and he appeared in the a Univision sports show lucha libre tournament in 2015.