Shocker, AAA TV in Queretaro, CMLL week results, The Crash in MTY & QTR

The Crash @ Monterrey

AAA TV (FRI) 11/03/2017 Auditorio Instituto Queretano San Javier, Querétaro, Querétaro [AAADiario de Queretaro]
1) Angelikal, Chicano, Hijo Del Vikingo, Lanzelot b Ángel Mortal Jr., Australian Suicide, Tiger Boy, Villano III Jr.
Australian Suicide replaced Mascara de Bronce (they also moved Angelikal over to the different team.) Suicide beat Lanzelot and asked for a title shot on the same show.
2) Aerostar, Drago, Raptor b Argenis, Bengala, Máscara de Bronce
Mascara de Bronce & Bengala replaced Angelico & Australian Suicide. Drago’s team won after Poder del Norte and OGT both got involved.
3) Ashley, Hahastary, La Hiedra b Big Mami, Faby Apache, Lady Shani
Villano III Jr helped la Hiedra beat Faby Apache to build up a V3/Hiedra vs Mami/Hamburguesa title match. No Goya Kong, with Ashely & Hahastary replacing her.
4) Lanzelot © b Australian Suicide [AAA CRUISER]
first defense.
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. b PaganoHernandezMr. Águila [AAA HEAVY, #1 Contenders]
Scheduled as Wagner/Pagano vs Hernandez/Marty tag match, Vampiro turned into a #1 contenders four way and introduced the returning Mr. Aguila (as Marty’s replacement.) Wagner pinned Hernandez after Hijo de Dr. Wagner got involved.
6) Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly © b Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Soul Rocker [AAA TRIOS]
OGT won the titles after Mascara de Bronce, Argenis & Bengala interfered and Poder del Norte attacked them after the match. They fall in their first defense.
6) Rey Escorpión b Texano Jr.Psycho Clown [#1 Contenders, AAA LA]
Escorpion pinned Psycho Clown to get the title shot. Fantasma attacked Texano but could not get his title back.

This is six days old and I can’t remember anything I want to say with it. Not sure how much #1 contender stuff will pan out when there’s still a briefcase sitting in Las Vegas that went nowhere and was never written out, but at least they got Suicide his title shot on the same day. Latin American stuff actually feels like it’s going more to a four way, because it would help them delay the Fantasma/Texano singles match and they keep wanting to delay that for whatever timing reason.

Lanzelot is headed to the same problem place as Argenis and Mascara de Bronce before him: AAA’s anointed him as the next big star, they all are actually talented, but the fans haven’t gotten behind him or gotten any particular reason to get him. At least they gave him a win here, but it’s going to be a hard road.

I was really annoyed with OGT winning the trios titles when it happened. Like most things, I don’t care about it after about a week. Super Fly being champion is cool, and AAA’s booked OGT like they’re the most important trio and I always believe the most important person(s) in the division should have the titles if they are to mean anything. It is making the entire five match series with Poder del Norte a waste, but AAA had already killed it dead with the last match and with Tito immediately losing his hair. You can say AAA had long term plans because they set up this title change about six months ago, but if the long term plan was to get to that title change, it was not a great plan.

AAA say Mesias could return to wrestling in “the first months of 2018” following his double knee surgery.

A bit taped over the summer where Hijo del Fantasma teaches New England Patriots Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman lucha libre will air in the US on the NFL Network on 11/14.

CMLL

Shocker was brought to the police station for questioning Wednesday night in Mexico City. He’s been accused of violence towards a sex worker, and for destroying the hotel room he was staying. The hotel has said Shocker caused 30,000 pesos (~$1,500 of damage.) Shocker’s not been officially charged yet; Mexican police can hold him for 48 while they investigate and that’s where they’re at now. A brief story about the arrest is on pretty much every news site in Mexico, as much for Shocker’s brief reality appearances as his wrestling.

Shocker is currently listed as working on Friday & Saturday’s CMLL show. I’d imagine he’ll be removed, but that’s no guarantee. He’s one half of the CMLL Tag Team champions, a reign that’s seemingly only gone on this long because one or the other has gotten injured and CMLL hasn’t wanted to just strip them of the titles. (CMLL keeps trying to set up Stuka & Diamante Azul to at least challenge for the tag titles, maybe even win them, since September, but things keep happening.) Shocker’s publicly talked about his issues with alcoholism and appeared to have quietly been suspended by CMLL for showing up in no condition to perform in the past. CMLL sees value in Shocker because he’s a very recognizable star, overlooking his dramatic decline in the ring after many knee injuries. I would not be surprised if they overlooked this as well.

CMLL (FRI) 11/03/2017 Arena México [Claro, CMLL, CMLL, MT (5)MT (6)OvacionesWrestling with GIFS]
1) Astral & Robin b Artillero & Espanto Jr. LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 3 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Drone, Esfinge, Rey Cometa b Puma, Tiger, Virus LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 3 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Cavernario, Negro Casas, Shocker b Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Stuka Jr. LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 3 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
rudos took 2/3.
4) Dalys © b Marcela [CMLL WOMENLUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 3 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
13th defense, 6th against Marcela
5) Sansón b Diamante AzulMisticoSoberano Jr.ValienteCuatreroForasteroHechicero [Rey del Inframundo] LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 3 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Order of elimination: Forastero (Valiente), Valiente (Hechicero), Hechicero (Diamante Azul), Diamante Azul (Sanson & Cuatrero), Mistico (Sanson), Cuatrero, Soberano (Sanson) leaving Sanson as the first ever Rey del Inframundo.
6) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero DQ Carístico, Rush, Volador Jr. LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 3 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
straight falls quick match. Rush fouled UG for the DQ, then he and Volador attacked Caristico.

Still haven’t seen this show, probably won’t for a while, but the fifth match sounds like it went really (and another win for Sanson in the year all about him and Soberano.) Main event wasn’t much but the angle at the end, which teased Volador joining Los Ingobernables. He’s actually doing Ingobernable stuff in the hundred relevos increidible matches CMLL’s run this year but this time it counts I guess.

CMLL (SAT) 11/04/2017 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Retro & Sangre Imperial b Maquiavelo & Templario
tecnicos took 2/3
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Universo 2000 Jr. b Bengala, Pegasso, Star Jr.
Bengala replaced Starman. Rudos took 2/3.
3) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Misterioso Jr., Nitro, Sangre Azteca
Sangre Azteca replaced Sagrado on Monday. Tecnicos took 2/3, the second by DQ.
4) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Valiente b Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas
tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Marco Corleone b Shocker
Marco took 2/3.

Still don’t know why this wasn’t a title match but that’s OK.

CMLL (SUN) 11/05/2017 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Oro Jr. & Príncipe Diamante b Akuma & Espíritu Negro DOMINGO FAMILIAR FUNCION DE DIA DE MUERTOS 5 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
2) La Jarochita, Princesa Sugehit, Sanely b Amapola, Reyna Isis, Tiffany DOMINGO FAMILIAR FUNCION DE DIA DE MUERTOS 5 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicas took 1/3
3) Blue Panther Jr., Johnny Idol, The Panther b Misterioso Jr., Pólvora, Sagrado DOMINGO FAMILIAR FUNCION DE DIA DE MUERTOS 5 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tencicos took 2/3.
4) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja b Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Luciferno DOMINGO FAMILIAR FUNCION DE DIA DE MUERTOS 5 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 2/3
5) Carístico, Marco Corleone, Soberano Jr. b Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto DOMINGO FAMILIAR FUNCION DE DIA DE MUERTOS 5 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 1/3.

I have all tecnicos won (which means I probably screwed something up.) This was only a five match show, but it was even shorter than you’d expect at less than 2 hours even with the extra Dia de Muertos show. I do not expect there’s anything you needed to watch on this show.

CMLL (MON) 11/06/2017 Arena Puebla [CMLL, WrestlingWithGifs]
1) Lestat, Rey Samuray, Tigre Rojo Jr. b Fuerza Chicana, Perverso, Policeman LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 6  DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
2) La Vaquerita, Lady Maravilla, Sanely b La Comandante, Reyna Isis, Tiffany LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 6  DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
3) Drone, Johnny Idol, Stigma b El Malayo, Olímpico, Virus LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 6  DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Drone replaced Rey Cometa.
4) Negro Casas b Volador Jr. [lightningLA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 6  DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
set up a title match next week
5) Kráneo, Rey Bucanero, Terrible b Mistico, Niebla Roja, Valiente LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 6  DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)

This was also under two hours, which doesn’t happen a lot. Rey Samuray totally bit it going for his ramp running springboard in the opener and you probably need to read WrestlingWithGifs to find out about the rest of the show.

CMLL (TUE) 11/07/2017 Arena México [CMLL, CMLL, Wrestling with GIFs]
1) Artillero & Grako b Bengala & Sonic MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 7 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
2) Eléctrico, Stukita, Último Dragóncito b Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 7 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
3) Esfinge b Disturbio [lightningMARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 7 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
4) Dalys, La Metálica, Tiffany b Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Silueta MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 7 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
La Metalica replaced Zeuxis. Rudos took 1/3.
5) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja b Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 7 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
6) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Último Guerrero b Dragón Lee, Mistico, Valiente MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 7 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)

Didn’t seem like anything was set up here.

CMLL (TUE) 11/07/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]
1) Magnum & Tigre Blanco b ? & Furia Roja
results list Furia Roja twice. Guerrero de la Muerte & Rafaga were scheduled.
2) La Jarochita, La Vaquerita, Lady Maravilla b La Comandante, La Seductora, Reyna Isis
3) Puma, Sagrado, Tiger b Fuego, Pegasso, Vaquero
Vaquero replaced Rey Cometa (missed back to back shows)
4) Blue Panther, Johnny Idol, Soberano Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Sam Adonis
5) Carístico, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
Volador unmasked Caristico after the fact.

Volador selling more dedication to hating on Caristico than any other angle in this promotion. I appreciate it.

This has nothing to do with this show, but I do have last week’s TV show on my PC at home. Or, what aired last weekend: the show started off with a women’s match, which confused me because they didn’t have a women’s show on that taping. I skipped ahead to the main event, and there was an unmasked Sombra wrestling. They aired a two year old repeat. No particular reason.

CMLL announced a Legend’s show for next Friday. No matches are yet announced, but the named participants include Solar, Mano Negra, Super Astro, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Cien Caras, Super Pinocho, Super Muneco, Satanico, Octagon, Canek, Fuerza Guerrera, Dos Caras, Black Terry and Negro Navarro. That last name is interesting, because Negro Navarro hasn’t been in a match since the end of July. He seconded Zeuxis, but hadn’t been seen much. It’s believed he suffered a heart attack, and this would probably be his first match back.

Atlantis will not be back in time. He does not yet have a return date. (I think I had it backwards on audio?) Atlantis was honored at Hipodromo de las Americas, a horse racing track.

CMLL also announced the bodybuilding contest will take place on 11/29, hyping the participation of Astral, Drone, Esfinge and Dalys.

Rey Cometa might not be wrestling, but he was at a wrestling press conference in Queretaro announcing a “Lucha Libre Satellite” group. Cometa’s a rare luchador to make it to the major promotions from Queretaro. The idea to fix that is to start regular shows in Satellite neighborhood biweekly, and later open a school.

Cometa is scheduled to team with Esfinge to challenge for the ROH Tag Team championship on 11/18 in Dallas. The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) are the current champions, with a defense scheduled against two members of the Kingdom before this one.

Virus talked about his career with La Cronica. He didn’t like the nickname “Pequeno Maestro” at first, because it meant he would have to live up to being perfect every time he got in to the ring. He’s gotten used to it.

Kaho Kobayashi, the current REINA Internacional Junior Championship.

El Sol de Centro has a profile on Pierrothito and Tackle, who’s training in CMLL’s school.

There’s a free show a few blocks from Arena Mexico Saturday afternoon including CMLL wrestlers.

The Crash

The Crash (FRI) 11/03/2017 Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco [+LuchaTV, Estrellas del RIng, The Crash]
1) Arkángel Divino, Astrolux, Black Boy b Black Danger (Baja California), Draego, Último Maldito
2) Estrella Oriental & Keyra b Enviado & Lacey Lane
Switched from a Jaynes/Keyra vs Tormenta/Quetzal tag match
3) Flamita b Sammy Guevara Facebook video (posted by )
4) M-ximo, Máscarita Dorada, Rayman b Demus 3:16, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Makabre Facebook video (posted by )
5) Damián 666 & Jack Evans DQ Bestia 666 & Black Taurus (Indie)
6) Brian Cage & Willie Mack b Laredo Kid & Mr. 450 and Hanson & Raymond Rowe
7) Blue Demon Jr., Penta 0M, Rey Mysterio 619 b Carlito, Garza Jr., La Máscara Facebook video (posted by )

DAY 1. This show looked like it did bad in the photos, but it seemed more like they probably ran the wrong building for the size of crowd this was going to draw – they probably drew more than AAA in Queretaro, but ran five times large a building. Still, this show led to the local promoter announcing on Facebook that he was quitting lucha libre. Flamita/Guevera didn’t get as strong reviews.

The Crash (SAT) 11/04/2017 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California [The Crash]
1) Arkángel Divino © b AstroluxÚltimo MalditoBlack BoyTiagoMirage [The Crash JUNIOR]
fourth defense
2) Jonathan & Máscarita Dorada DQ Black Danger & Demus 3:16
rudos fouled Mascarita?
3) Keyra © b Christi JaynesLacey LaneBaronessa [The Crash WOMEN]
third defense. Lacey Lane replaced Diosa Quetzal.
4) Carlito, Damián 666, M-ximo DQ Black Taurus, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pierroth
Rush & La Mascara intefered to help Pierroth, which somehow led to Rush/Carlito challenges.
5) Hanson & Raymond Rowe b Brian Cage & Shane Strickland and Mr. 450 & Willie Mack
Shane Strickland replaced Keith Lee.
6) Flamita & Laredo Kid b Flip Gordon & Sammy Guevara
Laredo Kid replaced The King.
7) Rey Mysterio 619 b RushPenta Zero MLa Máscara [The Crash HEAVY]
Rey Mysterio won the vacant championship. Volador Jr. appeared post match, attacking both Mysterio and Penta. Rush offered Volador the Los Ingobernables fist pound again, and Volador didn’t go for it (yet).
8) Bestia 666 b Jack Evans [hair]

Seemed like a sell out and a full crowd the whole way.  Jack looks very strange bald. Rey makes sense as champion, but the idea of a belt was totally over shadowed by Volador coming in. That was a surprise to everyone. Lots of good reviews for the matches. They were definitely taping this one for TV, with announcers live at ringside, but still no idea when it’s airing.

Lacey Lane is replacing Quetzal on all the shows, I think.

Hugo, on one of his video updates, dreamed of a future where The Crash would be running an Anniversary show at the soccer stadium.

The Crash Revolucha (SUN) 11/05/2017 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Unidad, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon [thecubsfan]
1) Arez & Babe Fox b Golden Boy & Rey Demonio Jr.
2) Astrolux & Sombra De Plata b Arkángel Divino & Black Boy
Astrolux’s mask came off on his finish
3) Christi Jaynes, Keyra, Lacey Lane, Lady Flammer b Black Danger (Baja California), Epydemius, Tiago, Último Maldito
Lacey Lane replaced Diosa Quetzal and Lady Flammer and Epydemius were added to the match. Keyra fouled Tiago (twice) to win.
4) Flamita, Flip Gordon, Último Ninja b Laredo Kid, Sammy Guevara, Shane Strickland
Shane Strickland replaced Mr. 450 (moved up). Ninja beat Strickland.
5) Jack Evans, M-ximo, Máscarita Dorada b Bestia 666, Black Taurus (Indie), Demus 3:16
newly bald Jack pinned Bestia.
6) Brian Cage, Carlito, Willie Mack b Hanson, Mr. 450, Raymond Rowe
Mack beat Mecha Wolf (moved up to replaced Keith Lee)
7) La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush b Penta 0M, Rey Mysterio 619, The King
Rush unmasked Rey Fenix to win. A video aired after the match teasing LA Park vs Rush, which will take place on the next The Crash show 12/17.

This was a fun show live. I liked he fourth match the best, but the fifth was entertaining too and Rob had it has favorite. Crowd was super into the main event.

Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Unido is a the local basketball arena, and it’s a real nice modern arena.

The Crash (TUE) 11/07/2017 Arena Querétaro [Lucha Libre Para Todos, thecubsfan]
1) Black Danger (Baja California), Látigo, Tiago b Astrolux, Pegazus, Torito Negro (Estado de México)
Tiago pipnned Pegazus. Money thrown in.
2) Demus 3:16, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Último Maldito b Arkángel Divino, Black Boy, Máscarita Dorada
Demus defeated Mascarita
3) Jack Evans, Laredo Kid, Sammy Guevara b Bestia 666, Black Taurus, Mr. 450
Sammy won via SSP.
4) Flip Gordon & Shane Strickland b Flamita & Último Ninja
Flip won via his twisting stunner.
5) Hanson, Lacey Lane, Raymond Rowe b Brian Cage, Christi Jaynes, Willie Mack and Daga, Keyra, The King
money thrown in
6) Carlito, M-ximo, Penta Zero M b La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush
Penta got in a foul on La Mascara after Mascara had done the same to him. Ingobernables unmasked Penta post match with Fenix & Daga making the save.

It was a long travel day it took for the roster to get from Nuevo Laredo to Queretaro. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this show, but this totally overdelivered expectations. We talked about this show a lot on the podcast. Gordon/Strickland vs Flamita/Ninja was match of the night, the three way tag match would fit on any US indie show, the opener was fun seeing the young kids try a lot.

No full results from Nuevo Laredo or Aguascalientes. If there was a tag title match in Nuevo Laredo, it hasn’t been mentioned. Early photos shows Aguascalientes not having drawn well, it looked a lot better in the photos. Back on Tuesday AAA announced they’d have a free show in Aguascalientes this weekend, which surely didn’t help The Crash. The local promoter is hoping for 3000 people in Metepec tonight.

Other

IWRG (SUN) 11/05/2017 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladaitores]
1) Skanda b Orión Horus
Orion Horus replaced Full Contact
2) Lunatic Xtreme DRAW Demonio Infernal [super libre]
double pin
3) Cerebro Negro b Hijo del Alebrije
4) Liderk, Rayan, Spartan, Spector b Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo
Comando Elite win via foul and martinete
5) Black Dragón, Dinamic Black, Dragón Fly b Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible © [EdM Trios]
Black Dragon beat Diablo Jr to win. the titles. Diablos fall on their first defense.
6) Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. b Black Warrior & Warrior Jr. and Trauma I & Trauma I
7) Capo Del Norte, Capo Del Sur, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Emperador Azteca, Villano IV, Villano V Jr.
Villano V Jr. took a loaded shot to the head and bled a lot.

Black Dragon wins everything – the Castillo del Terror on Sunday, the trios titles on this show.

RIOT (SAT) 11/04/2017 Arena Femenil, Monterrey, Nuevo León [LuchaMania Monterrey, thecubsfan]
1) Muerte Extrema b AzraelMr. Iguana
Muerte Extrema pinned Azrael. Mr. Iguana was the star of the match, got a please come back chant.
2) Furor b BryonErick Ortiz
Furor beat Byron
3) Séptimo Dragón b Sayrus
Sayrus was originally counted out (because he entered twice), but they agreed to a second fall. Septimo Dragon won again in the rematch.
4) Arez & Belial b Kamikaze & Kratoz
Indystorngibles won after some mask exchanging (with Arez wearing a Perro Guarumo mask)
5) Low Rider b Black Terry
Low Rider led a moment of applause for Hijo del Espanto II, who recently passed away. Low Rider claimed he didn’t know llaves, and wanted Terry to brawl. He shockingly submitted Terry with an armbar to win.
6) Rey Horus b Último Ninja
Horus won via Pizza DDT

This was a fun show. We were told not to film anything because they show would eventually be on Powerbomb.TV (check Rob’s twitter for rule violations), and this is a show you’re going to want to check out if/when it turns up. Matches 4/5/6 were all really fun, The DDTJ was really good, Mr. Iguana made himself a lot of new fans in the opener, and nothing on the show was bad. They had a pretty good big turnout for a small show. I hear there were really good tacos after the show too.

The first episode of Lucha de Barrio went up Friday. It’s only about a half hour with two matches and a few segments. I haven’t watched it yet, but it does look different from a normal lucha show. New episodes are coming out every two weeks, so I guess I’ll have time to catch up later.

DTU wrestlers (Crazy Boy, Drastick Boy, Miedo Extremo, Ciclope) will be working in Freelance on Friday, and GALLI on Saturday.

NBC News has an interview with GALLI luchador Mojo McQueen, who says he got into lucha libre just by flipping thru the channels and landing on Galavision one day.

Tony Salazar, Veneno, Eterno and Star Jr. talk about getting into lucha libre.

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report and an interview with Aerostar.

Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Underground 3×19 (Dragon Azteca vs Matanza) and 20 (All Night Long).

Lucha Underground posted a video about their 4DX airing. It’s weird to LU keep tweeting, because every tweet gets one and only one response (“SEASON 4?!!?!?!”) and that’s thing they’re not talking about.

NPC Magazine has an interview with Guerrero Maya.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania, the latest podcast, and news updates from the 7th and the 9th.

Dr. Lucha was the guest on the latest Lucha Talk.

+Lucha has a new episode on their podcast.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 11/10/2017 Arena México
1) Magia Blanca & Robin vs Akuma & Templario
2) Esfinge, Oro Jr., Pegasso vs Hijo del Signo, Nitro, Raziel
3) La Jarochita, Lady Maravilla, Marcela vs Amapola, La Metálica, Reyna Isis
4) Niebla Roja vs Stuka Jr. [lightning]
5) Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Sam Adonis, Shocker, Terrible
6) Marco Corleone, Mistico, Valiente vs Cuatrero, Sansón, Último Guerrero

A down show between two bigger ones. The Negro Casas/Sam Adonis feud is back, and the NGD get their first Friday main event.

CMLL (SAT) 11/11/2017 Arena Coliseo
1) Retro & Sensei vs Camorra & El Coyote
2) Flyer vs Sonic [lightning]
3) Astral, Magnus, Príncipe Diamante vs Cholo, Espanto Jr., Inquisidor
4) Esfinge, Fuego, Stigma vs Puma, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Shocker
6) Carístico, Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón

Flyer vs Sonic sounds like a interesting match which would probably be better elsewhere. It also means Cholo is getting a very weird tercera. NGD main eventing this show too.

CMLL (SUN) 11/12/2017 Arena México
1) Fiero & Sangre Imperial vs Apocalipsis & Yago
2) Astral, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Espíritu Negro, Metálico
3) Blue Panther Jr., Johnny Idol, The Panther vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Vangellys
4) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Titán vs Euforia, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Naito, Rush

here’s the story so far with this Naito thing

  • Naito does an interview saying he’s got some time between his UK matches and the World Tag League, maybe he’ll go to Mexico and find a partner to create news (which would be a new member of Los Ingobernables)
  • Rush offers Volador a spot in Los Ingobernables based on their shared hatred of Caristico. Volador declines to answer.
  • Volador shows up in The Crash at Tijuana, aiding Mascara & Rush against Rey Mysterio & Penta. He again is offered a spot in Los Ingobernables and declines to answer. He’s definitely a heel in The Crash, though it’s left unclear when/if he’ll be back.
  • NJPW announces the World Tag League teams, and there’s no Naito team. (All the guys who have made 01/04 matches are not included, because everyone knows they won’t win the tournament and get the tag title shot at the 01/04 show.) This means Naito was hyping a partner for matches he doesn’t actually have
  • Naito seems as confused as the rest of us on Twitter, then did an interview saying he bought a ticket to go to Mexico to go find a partner only to find out he wasn’t in the tournament.

Naito and TBD partner could still take someone else’s spot. Or, no one could be joining Los Ingobernables and this could be just screwing around for the sake of screwing around (a Los Ingobernabales trademark!) Volador being in the match makes it seem like there should be some resolution to this story, but Volador on Informa said he wasn’t really offered a spot in Los Ingobernables and didn’t want to join.

I’d be thinking that someone else would turn, but Diamante Azul doesn’t make sense (not going to Japan). Marco’s the ex-Ingobernable member and it wouldn’t be impossible, but it never quite fit him last time.

(The bigger disappointment is not that this story might have been nothing, but they didn’t put Dragon Lee in the match.)

That opener is one Apocalipsis from being very good.

CMLL (SUN) 11/12/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Amperaje & Micro vs Owen & Stress
2) Johnny Dinamo & Principe Daniel vs Demonio Maya & Relámpago Azul
3) Black Sugar, El Divino, Tigre Blanco vs Gran Kenut, León Blanco, Mr. Brisa
4) Explosivo, Mágico, Rielero vs Difunto, Príncipe Kisho, Terremoto King Jr.
5) El Chakal vs Guerrero de la Muerte [hair]

The rudos had been fighting each other the last few weeks.

ERLL (SUN) 11/12/2017 Terraza Elma, Apodaca, Nuevo León
1) Baby Extreme, Nossivo, Vértigo vs Bochido, Poseidón Negro, Scream
2) Aladino, Ángel Dorado Jr., Sky vs Difunto I, El Rudo, Psicótico
3) Gallito Tapatío & Microman vs Mije & Perico Zacarías
4) Argos & Sagrado vs Azteka Warrior & Furor
5) Furia Azteka & Negro Casas vs Charles Lucero & Príncipe Legendario
6) Dallys la Caribeña © vs Princesa Sugehit [CMLL WOMEN]
14th defense

CMLL wrestlers are also main eventing the MDA show, so they’ve got local promoters competing against themselves. Apodaca is a bit of a drive from the Monterrey but that still seems not so optimum.

Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 11/12/2017 Gimnasio Cuauhtemoc, Domo del Deportivo Plan Sexenal, Miguel Hidalgo, Distrito Federal
1) Maquiavelo vs Íkaro
2) El Troyano & Thonder Sthrom vs Fiero & Fireman
3) Mima Shimoda vs Luna Mágica
4) Hijo Del Villano III & Magnus vs Ant Khan & Dr. Karonte
5) Black Silver, Súper Ciudadano, Tigre Rojo vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Douki, Patán
6) Argos & Último Dragón vs Diamante & Sam Adonis

Probably the last Toyrumon show of the year.

CMLL (MON) 11/13/2017 Arena Puebla
1) Astro & Meyer vs Joker & Sombra Diabólika
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Sangre Azteca vs Arkalis, Black Tiger, Tigre Rojo Jr.
3) La Vaquerita & Lady Maravilla vs Dalys & Reyna Isis
4) Johnny Idol, Lestat, Rey Cometa vs El Malayo, Puma, Tiger
5) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Kráneo, Shocker, Terrible
6) Volador Jr. © vs Negro Casas [NWA WELTER]
16th defense. Casas’ fourth shot in this reign.

16 defenses is a lot of defenses. It’s going to be funny when Mr. Niebla is the Shocker replacement. A lot of similar stuff form last week (Malayo/Lestat higher than usual, tag match).

CMLL (TUE) 11/14/2017 Arena México
1) Fiero & Magia Blanca vs El Coyote & Grako
2) La Jarochita, Marcela, Sanely vs La Metálica, La Seductora, Zeuxis
3) Drone, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Vangellys
4) Mr. Cacao vs Virus [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Soberano Jr., Valiente vs Ephesto, Felino, Luciferno
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker

Look, they’re setting up Azul/Stuka vs Shocker/Casas again. Virus single matches are worthwhile no matter than means. Fiero is back.

CMLL (TUE) 11/14/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Rielero & Vaquero Jr. vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Magnum, Magnus, Star Jr. vs Artillero, Espanto Jr., Guerrero de la Muerte
3) Esfinge, Pegasso, Stigma vs Disturbio, Puma, Raziel
4) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Rojo Jr., Niebla Roja vs Cavernario, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
5) Volador Jr. vs Mephisto

Yep, they’re making Volador have two big singles matches on back to back nights again. Scheduling is hard.

Lucha Memes (MON) 11/20/2017 Arena Naucalpan
1) Keyra vs Silueta
2) Alas de Acero, Aramis, El Bandido vs Eterno, Fresero Jr., Rey Apocalipsis
3) Trauma II vs Charles Lucero
4) Corsario Negro Jr. & Drako vs Black Terry & Solar I [falls count anywhere]
5) Caifan vs Mr. Niebla
6) Xtreme Tiger vs Hechicero
7) Volador Jr. vs Jack Evans

Full lineup for the next Chario show, with Volador the big headliner.

DTU (SUN) 12/03/2017 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Angelito Mágico & Lokilo vs Billy Gamer & Toto Gamer and Devit Rodríguez & Hardy Boy and Kevin & Príncipe Cometa
2) Fly Star vs Dr. Pólux Jr.Corsario Negro Jr.Black Fire
3) Moria vs Drastik BoyMickey MidasJimmyCobre
4) Paranoiko & Tóxico vs Mr. Cóndor & Rocky Santana and Makabre & Último Gladiador
5) Exotico, Hormiga, Kastigador, Ovett, Vengador vs Ángel o Demonio, Camuflaje, Halloween, Junior, Súper Mega
6) Violento Jack vs Jimmy Lloyd
7) Crazy King & Jun Kasai vs Cíclope & Miedo Extremo

Jun Kasai’s DTU appearance is in a tag match, with Crazy King facing his old partners. Jimmy Lloyd is back from GCW. It looks like there’s a new tag team of Gamers?

The Crash (SUN) 12/03/2017 Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México
1) Astrolux, Pegasuz, Torito Negro vs Black Metal, Látigo, Tiago
2) Keyra vs Lacy Lane
3) Flamita, Jack Evans, Mximo vs Bestia 666, Luke Hawx, Mr. 450
4) Daga & Rey Fénix vs Black Terry & Solar I
5) LA Park, Penta 0M, Rey Mysterio Jr. vs Carlito, Garza Jr., La Máscara

The Crash’s debut in Ecatepec, with LA Park on board on the tecnico side. Can’t see that ending well. Terry/Solar vs Daga/Fenix should be interesting.

Luke Hawk is a US indie wrestler. He’s also the guy who’s licensed as a promoter in New Orleans, which allows a lot of other promotions to run in the city for WrestleMania. That might be the connection here.

AAA ROSALES (THU) 12/07/2017 Arena Naucalpan
1) Mercury, Niño Águila, Rey Kingston vs ?, Centella, Máscarita Negra
2) El Mexicano & Tom Mix Jr. vs Black Terry & Rey Guerrero
3) Faby Apache & La Hiedra vs Estrella Divina & Mamba
4) Aerostar & Raptor vs Carta Brava Jr. & Mocho Cota Jr. and Máscara de Bronce & Rugido and Angelikal & Villano III Jr.
5) La Parka, Pagano, Psycho Clown vs ?, Joe Lider, Mr. Águila

An AAA spot show  in Naucalpan. these usually don’t turn out to be anything notable, but the seocnd match is a maestro match with some people we don’t usually see.

Alan Ceballos (SUN) 12/10/2017 Salón Citlalli, Ecatepec, Estado de México
1) Pyrot, Silver Fish, Thunder vs Divino Boy, Máscara Celestial, Shere Khan
2) Lady Cat & Lluvia vs Melissa & Reina Obscura
3) Drako & Memo Romero vs Lunatik Extreme & Lunatik Fly [super libre]
4) Marcela vs Lilith Dark
5) Gran Guerrero vs Corsario Negro Jr.

a) I guess Lluvia’s back? b) Marcela going thru all the indie women seems fun c) come up with a name for your promotion and don’t just list your personal facebook page.

AAA TV (SAT) 12/16/2017 Plaza de Toros Monumental, Apizaco, Tlaxcala
1) Faby Apache vs ?
2) Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria vs Monsther Clown & Murder Clown © and Histeria & Psicosis [AAA TAG]
1st defense on TV (2nd overall) when announced
3) Drago vs AerostarRaptorChessmanAvernoSúper FlyArgenisAngélicoSoul RockerCarta Brava Jr.
4) La Parka & Marty The Moth vs Dave The Clown & Pagano
5) Psycho Clown & Rey Escorpión vs Hijo del Fantasma & Texano Jr.
6) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Hernandez

The first AAA TV main event of this year was Pentagon Jr. vs Johnny Mundo. Now they’re at Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. versus Hernandez. I’m going to be asked to write a year in review and I’m just going to submit those two matches. If you like people not getting along leading to poor matches, this show is definitely for you.

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