AAA is probably best of material, though we’re not sure yet. It’s also going to run a strange time. Televisa airs the NFL, the NFL games are largely moved to Saturdays this week, and AAA won’t come on until whatever random time the late NFL games end.
CMLL’s Sunday show should air on YouTube, though they seem to be not advertising it to prevent it from hurting ticket sales.
IWRG‘s anniversary should air, because the Sunday show is a Chairo show which won’t be taped. They didn’t air both IWRG’s tapings last week, so at least only one show improves the odds.
Neither Pirata losing is a big upset, but mostly driven by Killer Jr. coming back after all. IWRG building a big show to Killer Jr. losing his mask is very IWRG. Killer Jr.’s first matches seem to be in 2008, so he was wrestling under some other name before picking up the Junior name (and wasn’t actually Killer’s son.) “The Killer” evil foreigner, so it probably was important for him to mention he was originally from California. His full name is probably Ricardo Julian Hernandez Quiroz, judging from this Facebook and this one.
If Mascara 2000 Jr. was willing to lose his hair, I would’ve rather see him than his father (or “father”) in CMLL. The last singles hair match win for Pirata Morgan appears to be 2007, though there’s some ones in between on small shows with no finishes. Mascara beat Pirata for his hair three years ago. I don’t quite understand why this match was a thing, but it is a very IWRG thing.
There’s a false story going around that Mocho Cota has passed away. He is still alive at last word. He has been in the hospital the last few days after suffering what’s been described as either head injury or an aneurysm and the situation is serious enough to make the rumors plausible, but not true. Edit: Mocho Cota has passed away this afternoon.
This week’s WON says Lucha Underground wrestlers were told the plan was to start filming Season 4 in October. This is a change from even a few weeks ago, when people in charge were saying they were filming in the spring. The new episodes wouldn’t start airing until 2018, which means this would be about the same break as between season 1 and season 2 if it happens.
There’s a children’s toy drive in Matamoros, which is great. The luchador leading it (Guerrero Celestial) is either passing himself off as Mistico or the newspaper person is very confused, which is not great.
CMLL (TUE) 12/27/2016Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Mágico & Vaquero Jr. vs Carlo Roggi & Linterna
2) Magnum, Marvel, Star Jr. vs Cancerbero, Joker, Raziel
3) Blue Panther Jr., Esfinge, Pegasso vs El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
4) Drone, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Kráneo, Pólvora, Ripper
5) Carístico, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs La Máscara, Shocker, Terrible
A special Jalisco show show at a winter fair. Wikiepdia tells me Arandas is about two hours east of Guadalajara. I think they might have the wrong match in the main event. There’s a press conference today which might be related to this show.