lucha TV preview for weekend of December 1st


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The AAA TV taping schedule is one of my weird obsessions of a minor issue – they’ll have a TV show, and we’ll know what they’re airing on Fridays nowadays – but now I’m thinking they’ll just start air the Juarez episodes the next two weeks, then go into the year end stuff, which will give them plenty of time to tape Chilpancingo before it airs. That’d mean there’s only two more episodes with new material to air, starting with Saturday’s episode.

CMLL Retro similarly starts a new episode, though two and half months behind reality. It’s also two hours early; they’re airing the Pac12 championship game in the usual slot.

This week’s Lucha Underground is the first one in weeks where no matches were announced ahead of time. The preview mentions a Battle of the Bulls tournament begins. I’ve got a very good guess that they’ll air two matches from that tournament. The preview also mentions we’ll get Kobra Moon explaining her tribe’s backstory and the return of Cortez Castro.

Leyendas in Guadalajara, Acapulco

no reason
no reason

CMLL LI (SUN) 11/27/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [+LuchaTV, Domingos Familiares]
1) La Magnifica & Súper Estrella b Chik Tormenta & La Pantera
Magnifico & Estrella took 2/3.
2) Flash (Jalisco), Flash I, Flash II b Antrax, Centinela, Évola [Copa Dinastia Tapatia 2016, torneo]
first part
3) Gallo, Ráfaga, Ráfaga Jr. b Frezzer, Furia Nazi, Furia Roja [torneo, Copa Dinastia Tapatia 2016]
4) Flash (Jalisco), Flash I, Flash II b Gallo, Ráfaga, Ráfaga Jr. [torneo, Copa Dinastia Tapatia 2016]
billed as the first part out of a larger tournament
5) Hijo del Solar, Huracán Ramírez Jr., Pantera II b Canek Jr., Hijo del Fishman, Septiembre Negro Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Fuerza Guerrera, Satánico, Universo 2000 Jr. b Huracán Ramírez, Rayman, Solar I
Fuerza pulled Rayman’s mask to pin him. Rudos took 1/3.
7) Canek, Cien Caras Jr., Máscara Año 2000 b El Fantasma, Máscara Sagrada, Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
Rudos took 2/3. Mascara attacked his partner Rayo after not getting along with him all match. Rayo bled.

Attendance looked as good or better than a usual Sunday show here (which seem to generally exist to give the kids training in the school some regular work.) They’re going another one of these shows on 12/30They’ve also announced plans to run 15 boxing events in 2017.

CMLL NOBA (WED) 11/30/2016 Parque Acuatico Papagayo Adventure, Acapulco, Guerrero [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Astro Nave & Bitter b Allen & Kid Dragón
2) Araña de Plata Jr., Enigma, Fresero Jr., Limbo b Aspirantito Jr., Atomic Star, Baxter, Rey Nocturno
3) Psicosis II & Trauma I b Decnnis & Eterno (IWRG) [Copa Atlantis, semifinal]
Ripper/Psicosis replaced Trauma II.
4) Blue Panther Jr. & The Panther b Puma & Tiger [Copa Atlantis, semifinal]
5) Blue Panther Jr. & The Panther b Psicosis II & Trauma I [Copa Atlantis, final]
6) Cazador b Mercurio (Guerrero) [mask]
Mercurio (a local one, not the CMLL mini) lost his mask to Cazador. Mercurio is Felipe Noriega, from Acapulco, 5 years a wrestler.
7) Atlantis & Octagón b Fuerza Guerrera & Último Guerrero
tecnicos took 2/3.

There’s nothing really that important on this show but it’s a slow day. This theme park is running a show about once a month; the next card has Dragon Lee & a Hijo de Rey Mysterio vs La Mascara & Flamita main event for some reason. Better luchadors are in semimain, but promoters really believe any Rey Mysterio is a draw.

Rush & Naito won today in NJPW’s World Tag League. They’re up to 3-2, 6 points, with two matches left, and two points behind the leaders. One of those matches is against a team unlikely to get a win in the tournament, so they’re sure to go into the final day (December 7th) being in play for 1st place in the block.

Dragon Rojo Jr. announced Bobby Z was finally officially in the Revolucionarios trios. It looks like they were shooting promo photos in CMLL, so perhaps they’ll actually be booked as a trio.

Hechicero talks about his first Friday main event tomorrow.

Dragon Lee is off to Ring of Honor for his PPV match on Friday. They’ve announced he’ll be in a three way match with Will Ospreay and Kushida on the TV taping on Sunday.

Mil Mascaras says a lineup advertising him for a 12/04 show in Ciudad Juarez is false; an unauthorized person has been acting as his booking agent.

This is for nothing particular reason, except I was staring at the AAA TV chart trying to figure out what would air this weekend, but I’m guessing Guerra de Titanes is 01/20. Unless something weird happens, AAA will run out of TV around 01/21, I’m guessing the show is back in Mexico City, and Mexico City shows are usually Fridays, so there’s the guess. Could be completely wrong.

+Lucha put up LA Park vs Masada from this past week’s Lucha Libre Boom show. This is very likely not my jam but maybe you’ll dig it.

DTU is offering a bus trip to Pachuca for their anniversary show. Those who go get a second row seat and a ride back and forth for $400 pesos ($20USD.)

AAA put up a Latin Lover, Sergio Rojo Jr., and Antifaz vs Jerry Estrada, Sanguinario, and Arandu from June 15, 1996, on one of the TripleManias that year. It’s a match that wasn’t known to have aired before; if it did, it wasn’t recorded on any of the tapes that were floating around.

CultIcon and TKD review this week’s Lucha Underground, and TKD also has his recap for last week’s show up.

San Luis Potosi luchador Angel Aereo passed away.

2016 watch later catch up, part 5 of ∞

this was pretty tight
this was pretty tight

In this post

  • Rico Rodríguez © vs Mocho Cota Jr.Ninja Jr.Galactar [LyC CRUISER]
    Arena Coliseo Monterrey, 02/28/2016
    rated OK
  • El Hijo del Diablo vs Cerebro Negro for the hair
    Arena Naucalpan, 04/03/2016
    rated OK
  • Imposible © vs Freelance for the IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship
    Arena Naucalpan, 04/27/2016
    rated good
  • Leo, Mike, Rafy vs Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible © for the Mexico State Tag Team Championship
    Arena Naucalpan, 05/01/2016
    rated good
  • Laredo Kid, Ninja Jr., Último Ninja vs Flamita, Golden Magic, Metaleón
    Arena Coliseo Monterrey, 05/15/2016
    rated great
  • Carístico & Flamita vs Máscara Dorada & Volador Jr.
    Arena Cuatro Caminos, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, 05/16/2016
    rated great

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