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04/19 AAA TV Results (DF) – new mixed tag champs

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AAA TV (SAT) 04/19/2014 Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [AAAMT (1-5)Terra]
1) Argenis, Ludxor, Venum b Carta Brava Jr., Eterno, Súper Fly
Bonus match. Cadetes beat Super Fly with a Spanish Fly.
2) Aerostar, Jennifer Blake, Pimpinela Escarlata b El Apache, Mamba, Taya Valkyrie
Pimpinela defeated Apache after a kiss. Super Fly attacked Aerostar after the match.
3) Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain b Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans
Daga declared himself new leader of La Anarquia, beat Jack, and challenged for a tag title shot.
4) Drago & Faby Apache b Pentagón Jr. & Sexy Star and Dark Cuervo & Mary Apache [AAA MIXED TAG]
Faby Apache & Drago came in as champions. Described as first pinfall wins and Sexy submitted Faby for the win. Sexy & Pentagon are the 13rd champions. Drago/Faby fall on second defense (they defended it off TV a couple weekends ago.)
5) Blue Demon Jr. b Villano IV
Another bloody Villano IV match, but another loss. Demon won, then bad mouthed Chessman as part of his challenge. Chessman did not accept, but said such a match would be the end of Demon.
6) Cibernético, La Parka, Psycho Clown b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Hijo del Fantasma, Texano Jr.
Dave the Clown or someone posing as Dave the Clown attacked Psycho Clown on the way to the ring. It’s unclear if this was meant to be an angle. Psycho defeated Texano with the Destroyer. Rudos immediately all attacked the tecnicos (and Faby) as normal, with Monster and Murder Clown making the save.

Air Date: 04/26, 05/03.

The Dave the Clown bit is not mentioned in the recap, but you can currently see Dave in the pictures on AAA’s site. He’s in gear and appears to be coming from backstage, but it also appears security is already going to cut him off. Maybe it’ll make more sense when it airs (or if it’s cut.)

Juventued Guerrera formed La Anarquia as a response to being replaced as leader of Mexican Powers (when he happened to be out of the promotion for a couple years.) History repeated itself! This seemed like Juvi being written out of existence, though I’m less sure what exactly happened this time. Juvi will be back, because Juvi always ends up coming back, but hopefully we’ll get a good story about it in the upcoming days.

Daga & Steve Pain were already announced as facing Angelico & Jack on 05/02, so this change in leadership had to be planned for a little while. This also leaves the Perros del Mal down to Perro Jr., Psicosis, Black Warrior and Taya, though the distinctions between rudo groups do not mean a whole lot at this point. Anarquia hasn’t been treated as a big deal, but it’s much better for Daga to be the top guy in that group than just another Perro.

The opener was added after the fact, so maybe they didn’t just plan on Eterno working this day originally, but it looks weird to have La Anarquia member Eterno replaced in his own trio by very-part-timer Hijo del Pirata Morgan. (Or maybe Pirata’s also ending up in the group? That would be fine, not sure if that is happening. Pirates are pretty much anarchists anyway.)

Fenix wasn’t on this show, but mentioned being in the crowd to watch the show with friends and family. That probably should’ve been a hint about how the title match was going to turn out. Really cool to see Pentagon Jr. to get the recognition of winning a championship; he’s always been very good, but he’s been fantastic this year. The women/mixed titles are almost always going to bounce around between Mary, Faby and Sexy, but AAA could’ve picked any rudo to pick with Sexy Star and they chose the best one.

This is good booking. This is good booking. (I thought I needed to write that twice in case you weren’t sure what you read.) There’s stuff on the top that doesn’t appear to me, but they’re setting up good matches in the middle int he meantime and the best guy in the promotion got a big win.

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Amapola wins CMLL-REINA belt, Escorpion keeps his, Baja Stars promoter passes away

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CMLL (SUN) 04/20/2014 Arena México [CMLL, LuchaWorldYahoo! Deportes]
1) Leono & Magnus b Cholo & Inquisidor Leono & Magnus vs Cholo & Inquisidor, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Nitro, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura b Hombre Bala Jr., Sagrado, Súper Halcón Jr. Hombre Bala Jr., Sagrado, Super Halcon Jr. vs Nitro, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3. Nitro had a poor night.
3) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Valiente b Puma, Tiger, Vangellys Blue Panther, La Mascara, Valiente vs Puma, Tiger, Vangellys, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Syuri b Amapola [REINA INTL] Syuri vs Amapola for the CMLL REINA International Championship, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Seconds were Sagrada and Sangre Azteca. Amapola took falls 2/3, the last with a backcracker, to win the championship. Syuri falls on her third defense. Amapola is 7th champion, having beaten a visiting Japanese challenger for the second time in three years (Leon).
5) Atlantis, Rush, Titán b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas Atlantis, Rush, Titan vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took a quick three falls match, taking falls 2/3. No specific post match challenges, though Casas and Rush are still feuding.
6) Rey Escorpión b Máximo [CMLL LHRey Escorpion vs Maximo for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Seconds were Titan and Tiger. Maximo weighed in at 91 kg, Rey Escorpion at 92.5 kg. Maximo won the first. Rey Escorpion submitted Maximo with an arm hold in the second, and Maximo had his arm checked between falls. Rey Escorpion is champion. Eighth defense, third against Maximo.

Women’s championship was the best match on the show. It was better than expected, but the main event was also not as good as hoped. It also didn’t seem to draw anything special (maybe more than they would’ve put in Coliseo but not much more), which is a bit concerning when the Maximo/Rey Escorpion feud appears to a big part of a show this summer. I’d chalk that up more to championships meaning very little in CMLL, but it would’ve helped if the title match built the feud bigger going forward. Instead, it was a weird bit where Maximo had Escorpion beat, Tiger was allowed to run in the ring and argue with the referee to stop the count, Titan did the same on the next Escorpion spot, and Escorpion snuck in a foul in the confusion. The Tiger run-in should’ve been a DQ under CMLL rules, btu they just went overboard in trying to protect everyone and no one got anything out of it. Definitely not the people watching it.

CMLL (SUN) 04/20/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Venusino b El Payo
bonus match with novatos
2) El Tapatío b El Piraña
3) Dr. Frezzer & William Rock vs Ángel del Mal & Satara
Debut of Dr. Frezzer. Tecnicos used 1/3, with William Rock using the “Jokerdriver”.
4) Explosivo DQ Furia Nazi
5) Évola & Mugroso Vago DQ Exterminador & Javier Cruz Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, last by DQ. Challengers set up a four way hair match on 04/27.
6) Boby Zavala & Demonio Maya b Black Metal & Fuego
Rudos took 1/3, Demonio Maya beating Fuego. Maya challenged for a Occidente middleweight title on 04/27, and Fuego accepted.
7) Diamante Azul, Gallo, La Sombra b Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Terrible
Tecnicos took 1/3.

I probably need to list Exterminador as a tecnico, but I don’t think he’s long for that side. Not really sure who’s going to win.

Bernardo “Barney” Galván Sevilla, promotor of Baja Stars Wrestling in Tijuana, has passed away. The last show he promoted was the 03/01 Sin Cara versus Black Warrior match.

AAA TV announced two more tapings for the rest of May: 05/17 in Tapachula, Chiapas and 05/24 in Tuxtla Gutierrez. That’ll take them at least until the middle of June for television, up to (and maybe past) Verano de Escandalo. There may be another 12-16 day gap between tapings after Tuxtla as well, just like AAA’s now going to have right now.

This week’s Super Libre has Shiryu Dragon in studio.

Rob has highlights of early January 2001 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Porra Fresa previews Monday’s triangle apuesta match.

Kimber Lee, from CZW and other US promotions, will be on the 05/25 ChilangaMask show. Maybe the women’s match on next week’s show leads into that?

Saeta del Ring is looking for governmental support for a lucha libre school in Campeche.

Segunda Caida reviews 03/21 CMLL LATV.

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CMLL (SUN) 04/27/2014 Arena México 
***Arena Mexico 58th Anniversary***
1) Astral & Eléctrico vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
2) La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, La Comandante
3) Máximo, Super Porky, Titán vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
4) Valiente vs TritónDeltaGuerrero Maya Jr.Stuka Jr.Rey CometaAvernoMephistoEphestoNiebla RojaTigerPuma [Reyes del Aire]
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Mistico vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

And so the mystery of why nothing was set up for this show was answered. Reyes del Aire is back, though vastly scaled down and with an smaller field. It should still be an excellent match, but there are obvious omissions – including the guy in the tercera. I am a fan of Guerrero Maya Jr. and he does cool dives, but if they’re only going to have six tecnicos in this match, he should be fighting the caveman and Titan should be doing the flips. (Unless they’re spinning an Arena Coliseo tag team title match out of this, and everyone you’d suspect in the next one of those happens to be included.)

Main event is the more conventional Kids Heroes versus Mean Rudos (who will go around for the Kid’s Heroes moves.) Both this show and Tuesday’s show are splitting Kid’s Day this year, which unhelpfully falls on a Wednesday. Perhaps that’ll mean IWRG will run that day next week?

Vaquerita is scheduled for her first match here since August. She’s traveled to Japan, and then was hurt in her last match has been recovering the last couple of months. She was a ruda (and Zeuxis’ partner in crime) last we saw here, but has been a tecnica elsewhere. CMLL still seems to be searching for a young tecnica who could work, so they’ll give on more luchadora a try.

Outside the cibernetico, it’s not a very vital card, which works out well if you have other things to watch next Sunday.

Ultimo Guerrero threat, red mat comes to Arena Mexico, AAA in DF with surprises

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CMLL (FRI) 04/18/2014 Arena México [@therealfredo, @TKD_117, CMLL]
1) Canelo Casas & Espanto Jr. b Flyer & Robin Flyer & Robin vs Canelo Casas & Espanto Jr., on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3. Espanto beat Robin with a Canadian Destroyer and CMLL spent a lot of time carefully putting Robin on a strecher after the fact (but slow motion replay reveals Robin’s head didn’t touch the mat, so he should be fine.)
2) Cancerbero, Hechicero, Raziel b Pegasso, Starman, Tritón Pegasso, Starman, Triton vs Cancerbero, Hechicero, Raziel, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Dark Angel, Marcela, Syuri b Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Zeuxis Dark Angel, Marcela, Syuri vs Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Zeuxis, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Zeuxis replaced Amapola, who was still around to do commentary. Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Dragon Lee b Guerrero Negro Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo] Dragon Lee vs Guerrero Negro Jr. in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Volador was guest judge, while Dragon replaced the missing-in-action Shocker. Dragon Lee with a German suplex. Lee scored a 8, 9, 8, 6 for a total of 32 31. Guerrero Negro scored a 7, 8, 7, 4 for a total of 26.
5) Cachorro b Cavernario [En Busca de un Idolo] Cachorro vs Cavernario in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Cachorro defeated Cavernario by surprise fujiwara armbar after Cavernario had dominated the match. Cachorro scored a 8, 9, 9, 6 for a 31. Cavernario received a perfect score of 40, the 3rd person to do so in the history of this competition. (Euforia in Week 3 of 2012, Vangelis in Week 8 of 2013)
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Super Porky DQ Euforia, Pierroth, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3, Ultimo pulling Atlantis’ mask match. Ultimo Guerrero threatened to quit CMLL if CMLL doesn’t schedule the UG/Atlantis mask match at this year’s Anniversario.
7) Kráneo, Mr. Niebla, Ripper b Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Mr. Niebla replaced Shocker. Rudos took 1/3, Niebla and Kraneo beating Mistico and Valiente.

Ultimo Guerrero quitting is going to happen right after that Volador career match. Maybe the newest new strategy is grandiose (and unbelievable) challenges? Ultimo’s challenge here is basically “give me that match right now or I will make sure I can never have that match”, which seems counter productive. Maybe it’s more about the power to make the match than the match itself. Though, in story, it’s Ultimo Guerrero’s fault the match didn’t happen yet. He lost.

The new Victoria red mat made it’s debut here. It was as jarring as expected, but people have generally gotten used to the other many cosmetic changes made to Arena Mexico over the last fifteen years and will this in time. The more immediate issue it seems to be throwing off the color balance; from what I saw of the video, the luchadors seemed to be darker and tinted, probably because the lights were set to bounce off a blue mat and now it’s a red one. It’s visually off putting, but also maybe something they didn’t consider until they saw it on TV. (I didn’t notice those problems with AAA though.)

Shocker’s been around enough to respond and retweet people on Twitter, so he could explain what’s going on if it’s something he wanted to talk about. It doesn’t appear to be that.

Speaking of absences, it was very odd for Amapola to do commentary and miss her match two days in front of her title match. I didn’t come across an explanation. No major promotion anywhere has as many inexplicable card changes as CMLL.

CMLL belatedly updated the En Busca de un Idolo scoreboard

Week 2 Poll Results
40: Hechicero
18: Cachorro
18: Cavernario
18: Soberano Jr.
18: Super Halcon Jr.
17: Star Jr.
17: Guerrero Negro Jr.
11: Dragon Lee

Overall standings thru 2.5 weeks:

156 Hechicero
155 Cachorro*
149 Cavernario*
145 Dragon Lee*
118 Guerrero Negro Jr.*
106 Star Jr.
102 Soberano Jr.
91 Super Halcon Jr.

Hechicero is leading despite having one less match than then next 4 people.

CMLL has already started the third week of the En Busca de un Idolo poll. I haven’t been keeping track of the raw numbers this year – are they actually resetting the totals between rounds this year? It seems like everyone is starting in the same area every week.

Tonight’s AAA taping in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera seems like a pivotal one, and not for any matches scheduled on the card. Sin Cara is generally expected to appear in AAA, and maybe even make it to the ring this time. Sin Cara was still under some level of WWE contract when he make a cameo back in February, but he figures to have more freedom this time. I still don’t feel like I have a great grasp of what Sin Cara can or can not do at this point, but my understand is AAA is attempting to sign him to a contract, which suggests he has enough freedom from WWE to agree to work elsewhere. It’s not a done deal, so it’s even still possible Sin Cara make no appearance at all, but it would realistically just mean his debut gets pushed back another major show cycle – everyone’s going to be passing up some money if it doesn’t happen Saturday, but it’s going to happen eventually so it might as well get done on Saturday.

AAA fans have already seen Sin Cara in that building, so the bigger mystery might be who else shows up. People who book AAA shows are booking Averno on those shows. People who book CMLL shows are booking Averno on that shows. That can’t actually work in lucha libre, so someone’s going to be wrong. Both sides are perfectly fine advertising people who they know won’t actually be on the show, so it’s impossible to tell who’s telling the truth. We know Averno has made more money working against Sin Cara than he has against anyone else in his career. We know, right now,  he’ll definitely make more money working spot shows against Sin Cara than he will on front of mostly empty Arena Mexico shows. We can guess CMLL’s not promising Averno any big plans for the future, and his most recent (and possibly last) CMLL DF appearance had him losing to the new Mistico which sure could be read as an exit. On the other hand, we already assuming Sin Cara is unlikely to be a lifer in AAA. AAA has quickly soured on people who come in with big egos and aren’t willing to be team players, which sounds a lot like Sin Cara’s behavior in WWE and hasn’t seemed to change a lot since coming back to Mexico. Averno has to know that if he’s tying himself completely to Sin Cara, Averno may get dragged down with Sin Cara before long.

When I add it up, I think it makes more sense for Averno to make the jump. I really don’t know if he will.

There are matches! The mixed tag tercera appears to be the most important match of the night based on the long build. Drago and Faby Apache go in as champions as favorites. Mary Apache has a decent record against her sister, but betting on Dark Cuervo seems foolhardily. I’m rooting for the Pentagon Jr. & Sexy Star team, but it’s easy to imagine Australian Suicide costing Pentagon Jr. the match.

The actual main event is a Cibernetico, La Parka, Psycho Clown contra Perro Aguayo Jr., Hijo del Fantasma, Texano Jr. match, which will surely end with Psycho Clown asking for a title shot against Texano for the 20th time. They’re in Mexico City, so maybe he’ll actually get it if asks before the mass run-ins start, but we should also find out if AAA has any significant plans for the other four guys. Blue Demon and Villano IV meet in an unofficial #1 contenders match for Chessman’s Latin American championship, which will probably be a bloody victory by Demon. The show is listed as starting at 8:30pm local, though that usually means the first official match will get to the ring around 9:05pm.

AAA will be selling their official merchandise in the hours before the show. Taya, Pentagon Jr., Jennifer Blake and Aerostar will also be signing autographs at the booth. I wonder if those fellows will be allowed to sell their own merchandise at the stand, or if AAA’s created any for them yet.

DJ Spectro looks back at Blue Demon vs Espectro.

Segunda Caida reviews 04/06/14 CMLL.

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CMLL (FRI) 04/25/2014 Arena México
1) Dragon Lee & Sensei vs Espiritu Negro & Zayco
2) Estrellita, Marcela, Silueta vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
3) Súper Halcón Jr. vs Soberano Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
4) Hechicero vs Star Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Atlantis, Máximo, Super Porky vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
6) Mistico, Titán, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
7) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker

Two weeks ago (or last week on Fox), there appeared to be a set up for La Mascara & Rush versus Shocker & Negro Casas (which would be a tag title match.) Assuming Shocker is back, that could pick up here.

Maybe only top four airs, but Hechicero/Star Jr. should be a good internet main event. No Syuri in the women’s match, which probably means she’s done after Tuesday.

My hunch is Tuesday will be Guerrero Negro Jr. versus Cavernario and Cachorro versus Dragon Lee based on the pattern they’re using. It’ll definitely be those four, the match ups are just iffy.

Puebla, Arena Mexico preview

CMLL (THU) 04/17/2014 Plaza de Toros El Relicario, Puebla, Puebla [Porra Fresa, Sexenio]
1) Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. b Hijo del Signo & Stigma
Stigma replaced Akuma.
2) Cavernario & Herodes Jr. b Black Panther & Cachorro
3) Fuego & Sagrado b Gran Guerrero & Misterioso Jr.
4) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr. b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Diamante Azul replaced Thunder

The Sexenio recap says over 3000 people attended the show. They also said Thunder wrestled in the main event, so hopefully they’re better at counting people than identifying luchadors. Averno did appear in the main event. CMLL runs free shows here every Thursday thru the 8th.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico main event, Mistico, Valiente, Volador contra Kraneo, Ripper and Shocker, appears to be another chapter in the less than enthralling Volador/Ripper feud. Match still might good, and probably better than the semimain (because Pierroth is back.) The Terra broadcast portion of this show might be the best part: Hechicero teams up with Raizel & Cancerbero again to face CMLL’s Cadetes del Espacio, a women’s trios which appears to be much better than the Tuesday one, and En Busca de un Idolo matches with Dragon Lee & Guerrero Negro Jr. (lots of nonsensical spots!) and Cachorro versus Cavernario (which should just be good.)  I think I’m otherwise occupied tonight, but feel free to holler at me on Twitter about stuff I should GIF later.

There was a 7 magnitude earthquake near Acapulco earlier today. It could be felt strongly in Mexico City. There’s no word yet about damage.

This week’s Tercera Caida has interviews with Cuervo & Pentagon Jr. In the after show video, Cuervo says he doesn’t know what happened to Ozz. Here’s Ozz at a press conference for an AAA show on 04/27. Glad I could help! Ozz (under that name) may not be around as a TV character for the moment.

Hijo del Santo’s column is on the recently deceased Dick Angelo. Santo’s 04/27 appearance in Monterrey is said to be, on both Facebook and on Tercera Caida, is only an autograph signing.

The ban on lucha libre in Arena Kalaka has already been lifted (before I even wrote it was banned.) Metro of Ciudad Juarez was the one who attacked a fan, apologized for his behavior, and felt the entire arena shouldn’t to be blame for his action. Apparently the commission agreed.

LuchaWorld has Alfredo on the second week of En Busca de un Idolo.

Satanico talks about next weekend’s match with El Dandy.

DJ Spectro writes about the strange case of Mishima Ota, who won the Mexican lightweight championship but was then declared Japanese.

04/18-22 lucha times

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== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: The SLP taping that just happened! Probably.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Sombra, Rush, Escorpion versus Maximo, Negro Casas, Volador Jr.

52MX: Possibly Silueta/Zeuxis from Guadalajara? Marco, Maximo, Valiente vs Revolucionarios.

C3: Bucanero/Terrible/Virus vs Atlatnis/Delta/Maya, Marco/Maximo/Stuka Jr. vs Dragon/Misterioso/Escorpion. All these matches are shorter because they have to fit seven matches (and two judging panels which can be as long as matches), which means all five matches should continue to air for the length of the tournament, only it’s not as big a deal since the openers are airing on the internet anyway.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas

Lucha Azteca: Niebla, Casas, Shocker vs Atlantis, La Mascara, Rush

Terra Friday: Cachorro/Cavernario and Lee/Negro as the Busca matches, plus women and Space Cadetes

Terra Sunday: Rey Escorpion vs Maximo in one title match, Syuri vs Amapola in another.

Terra Tuesday: Hechicero/Soberano, Halcon/Star Jr. in Busca, women’s trios, minis and an opener.

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: They’ve been airing last Wednesday’s show, not the Sunday show. Not sure how it’ll turn out.

Noches de Coliseo: Charles Lucero vs Alberto del Rio, hair vs hair.

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CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-03-22

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Dandy versus Satanico, added AAA match, Inquisidor, Arena Kalaka, Masked Mania

No IWRG show tonight; the show they announced earlier this week was for Sunday.

ChilangaMask held a press conference to hype their 04/27 El Dandy versus Satanico show. Dandy, who will be retiring at the end of his series with Satanico, says he wanted to stop wrestling while he was still good. Satanico wished there were many more “El Dandy”s. Dandy leads their series three matches to two, and they will have two more matches after this Arena Lopez Mateos match. They’ll fight on May 17th in Arena San Juan and May 18th in Reynosa, Tamalipas in a hair match.

Ludxor says he and Venum versus Eterno & Carta Brava Jr. has been added to Saturday’s AAA TV. It might be the local dark match, where AAA uses their own guys as locals. It also might turn out to be the best match on the card, and it’s not a bad card.

Record has a story on Inquisidor selling fruit to make ends meet. The article starts off with a quote from Inquidor about how there’s not much lucha libre work and it’s not paying well. Inquisidor mentions he’s been helping out with the fruit business since he was young and his father was in it. Today, it’s more about moving heavy boxes for his two uncles. He’s working three days a week (Friday to Sunday), from 5 to 11 before going to work at his lucha libre job. Inquisidor only gets two CMLL main arena matches a month, usually openers. That’s only going to work out for him if there’s a lot of full roster spot shows to work on, and there aren’t those for CMLL right now. He’s also a guy in danger of being pushed out completely as CMLL continues to add wave after wave of new luchadors.

Arena Kalaka of Ciudad Juarez will be closed for the next four months after an incident where a luchador attacked a fan. The local lucha commission is enforcing the suspension, and it reads like the luchador (who’s name I haven’t seen) is also suspended.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

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MR (SUN) 04/27/2014 2300 Arena, South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1) Amasis, Green Ant, Opihidan vs Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy, Papadon
2) Christina Von Eerie vs Sumie Sakai [PWR WOMEN]
3) Mini Mariachi vs Pequeño Halcón [PWR MINIS]
4) Solar I vs Negro Navarro
5) Casandro vs Matt Cross
6) Bestia 666, Damián 666, Sabu vs Blk Jeez, Luke Hawk, Ruckus
7) LA Park vs Dr. Wagner Jr.

Somehow, I never posted the MaskedMania show to the database? It’s 10 days away, it’s $10 on iPPV. I’m probably watching live (though also probably watching CMLL at the same time if they do anything for that Arena Mexico Anniversary show.) Kevin Kleinrock has an interview about the show here.

04/16 AAA TV Results (San Luis Potosi)

AAA TV (WED) 04/16/2014 Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí [AAA, El Sabor del Ring]
0) Mensajero & Mini Maniaco b Aero Fly & Rey Angel
dark match featuring SLP locals
1) Drago, Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake b El Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
Jennifer Blake beat Taya with a campana. Pentagon Jr. attacked Faby Apache & Drago after the match to build to the mixed tag match on Saturday.
2) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa b Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
Hamburguesa Splash on Machine Rocker.
3) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans b Eterno, Pentagón Jr., Steve Pain
Suicide beat Pentagon Jr. with a tornillo shooting star press
4) Alan Stone, Electroshock, Psycho Clown b Chessman, Silver King, Texano Jr.
Alan beat Chessman again, and Psycho challenged Texano Jr. again.
5) Cibernético, Fénix, La Parka b Black Warrior, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Jeff Jarrett
Fenix upset Perro. Rudos attacked the tecnicos, other tecnicos made the save.

Air Date: 04/19?

An all tecnico victory show (except maybe the dark match) and a place keeping show. The bigger things will happen Saturday in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera. Tercera sounds like it was the best match.

The ring mat and the edecanes were all dressed in red, for new beer sponsor Victoria. They had the red mat back in Ciudad Victoria, but they officially announced the change here. It looks like a full house; the building holds 3,400 before they cut off seats for the entrance area.

Fenix beating Perro was the one notable bit from the show. It sounds like it was the usual bit of a tecnico winning and then it being immediately wiped out by the rudos beating him up, but maybe it’ll come across stronger on TV. Perro Jr. is usually good one upset loss a year, but it doesn’t usually go anywhere. Still, Fenix has the cage win and a win over a main eventer in a short time.

There was an early in-ring skit where CIbernetico congratulated La Parka for winning Rey de Reyes and Konnan interrupted him. If anything meaningful came from it, it has not yet been revealed.

Next taping is Saturday. This show just existed to fulfill TV needs. That next one will be fascinating.

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CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-03-22

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taped 2014-03-18 @ Arena México

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CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-03-22

 

Super Comando versus the buckle

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taped 2014-03-11 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Sky Kid & Smaker vs Artillero & Súper Comando for the Occidente Tag Team Championship: Disappointing. Sky Kid and Smaker came off as over rehearsed and slow. It really stuck out when they only half tried at teasing their first dives, instead going to their alternative positions, counter a counter Artillero & Super Comando hadn’t fully tried yet. They knew what spots they wanted to do but couldn’t pull it together as a match, and I’ve never seen a high flying team be so slow climbing the ropes in general. Artillero & Super Comando didn’t bring much special to the occasion, outside of Comando’s big bump at the end, and the match was missing any sort of intensity.

Polvora celebrates too soon

taped 2014-03-16 @ Arena México
Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Kráneo, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja: Cut down for time, including Marco somehow going from holding Niebla’s legs to punching Kraneo in the face over a camera switch. There wasn’t a lot of Casas/Rush here to begin with, and the only extended in ring period is the end of the third fall (which also ends suddenly.) The other four guys are fine, but nothing much to write about the match. We need the Kraneo/Marco lightning match some day.

 

Zacarias runs to escape Rush’s wrath

Volador Jr. vs Ripper: Also cut down for TV, though the full one wasn’t much better. Ripped isn’t the best choice for a ‘my move your move’ exhibition, and that bit works better when people think both guys might win. (Ripper needed to cheat a lot more, it would’ve helped.) They didn’t screw up anything, but they weren’t interesting. The crowd came off as more into it very late live than they did on TV.

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