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Five luchadors on El Rey, Shocker defeats Maximo, CMLL tag team tournament

Mije in orbit
photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 08/26/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Flyer & Leono b Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Hijo del Signo, Inquisidor, Nitro b Magnus, Molotov, Sensei
Rudos took 2/3.
3) La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Skadi DQ La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 2/3, the last when Seductora unmasked Lluvia
4) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Black Panther, Starman, Stigma
Rudos took 2/3.
5) Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr., Titán b Boby Zavala, Kráneo, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3, Marco using Mije in the win.
6) Shocker b Máximo
Shocker took 2/3, clean.

Uncertain if Shocker got his robe back.

CMLL (TUE) 08/26/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Metatrón & Virgo b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito b Astral, Meteoro, Último Dragoncito
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Gallo, Super Porky, Tritón b Arkángel de la Muerte, Kamaitachi, Skándalo
Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Ephesto & Mephisto b La Máscara & Máscara Dorada
Rudos took 1/3, Mephisto pulled Mascara’s mask and beat him.
5) Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Euforia, Rey Escorpión, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3, UG pulling Atlantis’ mask for the DQ.

Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis don’t seem to like each other! I think Mephisto/Mascara might be the least interesting of all the possible singles matches to come out of that semimain. Ephesto/Mephisto would at least be weird.

El Rey finally released details about next week’s tapings for the AAA show. It’s name has switched again, to “Lucha Underground”. Contrary to what I had reported earlier, there will be AAA wrestlers on the show: Blue Demon Jr., Sexy Star, Fenix, Drago and Pentagon Jr. Note they’re all masked luchadors – that’s probably one big reason why Sexy Star is there and others are not. Other people are to be announced at some point later, though probably not too much later since the tapings are still supposed to be on 09/06 and the show will debut on 10/08 at 8pm ET/7pm CT.

The press release claims these names were all announced at TripleMania. That didn’t actually happen, but maybe they forgot about in the Alberto del Rio rush. (It may not be just that, because AAA Mexico has been really quiet about the AAA US project of late.) This probably explain why Drago was added to the card, since that gave them footage of all five people to use later. (TripleMania as B-roll, basically.) The plan looks like they’re building around Blue Demon Jr. as the big star, and hopefully he’ll be more reliable available in the US than he has been for Mexico.

Eric Van Wagenen is listed as the showrunner. IMDB lists him as working on past Mark Burnett shows (including the Contender, weirdly named dropped here) and also on WWE’s most recent reality shows: the last season of Tough Enough and the (only?) season of Legends House. I did not watch Legends House, but Tough Enough was pretty standard reality show fare completely made by Steve Austin’s performance.

I probably would have more faith in this project if the person writing the quotes could spell “luchadores” correctly. Edit: The online dictionaries are saying “-es” is the correct plural, not “-s”, so they’re right and I’m crushed.

LuchaWorld has a review of 08/23 Lucha Azteca and Vandal’s Musing on Rush vs Negro Casas, Ernie Ladd and El Minotauro.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of the 08/24 IWRG show.

Segunda Caida reviews La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Negro Casas, Ripper, Shocker from 2014.

A column SuperLuchas has four ideas for AAA: sell t-shirts (including bigger sizes) on their website, sell action figures, original music, announcers who can pronounce the name of moves. (Yes.)

Fulgor 1 & 2 vs Karma & Castigador vs Maverick Beji & Psycho Kid vs Astro Rey Jr & Angel Rebelde has been added to the 09/16 ChilangaMask Queretaro match.

Even Starfire didn’t believe she was going to win her first match in Japan. She says she’s there until November 17th.

Keira says she’s learned new moves in her training to make it to CMLL and will unleash them on Arez, who she faces on the 09/07 Lucha Memes show.

Tijauans’ Baja Star Wrestling promotion has Mil Mascaras, Canek, and Rayo vs Wagner, Solitario, and Villano IV on 09/26. The undercard will have an AAA Retro match: Psicosis & Venum versus La Abeja & Fresbee. This is the promotion’s first show since it’s founder passed away.

CMLL has Ultimo Guerrero as #1 on their top 10 list. Boby Zavala is tenth.

Electroshock apologized for attacking Mesias after their cage match, thinks Jeff Jarrett was just scared and made up the plane thing.

Tiger & Puma are happy to be on the Anniversary show and believe they’ll have no problem with Dragon Lee & Cachorro.

Wrestlers of Arena Mexicali have a tour of shows in local neighborhoods scheduled for this late summer/fall.

Lineup

CMLL (MON) 09/01/2014 Arena Puebla 
1) Asturiano, Black Tiger, Milenium vs Akrón, Ares, Fuerza Chicana 
2) Fuego, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Skándalo 
3) Marco Corleone & Rush vs Cavernario & Mr. Niebla and Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. and Rey Bucanero & Vangellys and Blue Panther & Diamante Azul and Felino & Puma and Máscara Dorada & Titán andEuforia & Niebla Roja [CMLL TAG, #1 Contenders, tournament]

Random tournament! Champions are still Nero Casas & Shocker and any of the four tecnico teams could win this. Only 2 trios matches means the tournament matches could get more time, though Puebla shows seem to be on the short side normally.

Edit: I missed it, but this is just Block A of a tournament. So now anyone could really win.

CMLL (TUE) 09/02/2014 Arena México 
1) Robin & Star Jr. vs Espanto Jr. & Ramstein 
2) Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito 
3) Lluvia, Marcela, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora 
4) Dragon Lee vs Virus [lightning] 
5) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Tiger 
6) Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Titán vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Shocker

Hechicero versus Mascara Dorada and Titan is going to be a thing to see. Dragon Lee vs Virus is promising enough to keep checking CMLL’s YouTube page on Tuesday night. They’re actually doing a Lluvia/Seductora feud, for some reason.

CMLL (TUE) 09/02/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara 
1) El Brillante & Leo vs Évola & Jocker 
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit vs La Comandante, Tiffany, Zeuxis 
3) Cachorro, Fuego, Gallo vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Puma 
4) La Máscara vs Mephisto 
5) Atlantis, Rush, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

Guadalajara getting all the La Mascara singles matches, not sure why they’re being punished. Main event is a GDL vs Laguna contest.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-08-02

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taped 2014-07-25 @ Arena México
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CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-08-02

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taped 2014-07-29 @ Arena México
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Kabuki/Eterno, Volador beats Escorpion, Lee/Cachorro vs Puma/Tiger

IWRG (SUN) 08/24/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Arena Naucalpan (Facebook), Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)]
1) Atomic Star & Capitán Muerte b Black Niko & Galaxy
2) Matrix Jr. & Zurdog b Emperador Azteca & Látigo
3) Black Terry, Imposible, Metaleon b Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
Terry challenged Diablo again after the win.
4) Cien Caras Jr., Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 b Golden Magic, Relámpago, Veneno
Rudos took 1/3.
5) Kenshi Kabuki, Máscara Sagrada, Pantera b Canis Lupus, Demon Clown, Eterno
Tecnicos took 1/3, Kabuki sneaking in a foul on Eterno. Eterno demanded a singles match.

Kabuki already in a singles feud! I wonder who he’ll turn out to be.

CMLL (MON) 08/25/2014 Arena Puebla [El PopularPeriodico Enfoque
1) Asturiano, Black Tiger, Milenium b Artillero, El Rebelde, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 2/3. 
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr. b Blue Center, King Jaguar, Metálico
Tecnicos took 2/3 Halcon & Bala had a good tag team night. 
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tritón b Morphosis, Olímpico, Ripper
Maya and Ripper feuded. 
4) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys DQ Marco Corleone, Super Porky, Titán
Straight falls. Bucanero desperately fouled Marco. Marco challenged Rey to a hair match, Rey declined. 
5) Volador Jr. b Rey Escorpión
Volador took 1/3, using a top rope move (Destroyer?) that left Rey Escorpion on a stretcher.

Sounds like Escorpion had a good match – or at least a good third fall.

CMLL announced Dragon Lee & Cachorro vs Puma & Tiger will open the 09/19 CMLL Anniversary show. That match is going to be great and it seems to confirm CMLL be announcing a new match every Monday. They have 3 matches left and 3 Monday’s left, though they’ll surely announce the full card by at least the Friday before. Like the women’s Copa, this is a good addition to the undercard which will probably sell zero additional tickets. There’s got to be a major incident Friday to set up another big match for the Anniversary show or CMLL’s going to have trouble with this show.

Today’s CMLL show has Maximo versus Shocker in the main event. Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero match up in trios in Guadalajara.

The stories on Marcela & Silueta’s visit to NJPW was that it was just a visit and a way of promoting REINA’s show on 08/30 in Korakuen Hall (the first time they’ve run there, and likely too big of a room for the shows they usually run.)

Got a few Box Y Luchas and Lucha 2000s last night. The earlier report about Box Y Lucha switching to biweekly publication is wrong; I’ve got an issue from the week prior to Juicio Final and the week after, so they appear to be still weekly. I need to find time to go thru in more detail, but I noticed Box Y Lucha had a full page article about Vengador Radiactivo (still) going to NOAH at some point. He won a spot at the tryout back in Tulancingo, but Rocky Lobo seemed to take his spot on the tour. It sounded like here that it may just be happening later.

Super Libre had Espectro Jr. as a guest.

Apolo Valdes has his review of TripleMania on Facebook.

Belial & Arez vs Alex Guajardo & Lobo Lafayette (young Queretaro luchadors) has been added to 09/16 ChilangaMask show in Arena Queretaro.

AAA’s posted the first part of TripleMania, which should last three weeks. They’ve also posted Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain vs Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans from the last taping before TripleMania; the (advertised) opener won’t be posted due to technical issues.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews more 1993 Negro Casas, is having no luck finding good lucha.

Eric reviews Uprising: Lucha Libre 08/23/14.

Ultimo Guerrero says, even when he was teaming with Atlantis, he had dreams about beating Atlantis in a mask match. What a strange man. Guerrero says he could never see Atlantis’ face in the dream.

Taya is proud to be the first foreign Reina de Reinas champions.

A Dark Angel video Q&A.

Lucha Libre will be part of a Mexican cultural festival in Colombia from 08/28 to 09/17. This reads like lucha libre movies and not actual shows.

Gato Montes took Rey Gato’s mask in Mexico City.

Lineup

IWRG (SUN) 08/31/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) ? & ?? vs ??? & ????
2) ?, ??, ??? vs ????, ?????, ??????
3) Diva Salvaje, Dr. Cerebro, Miss Gaviota vs Danny Casas, Hip Hop Man, Tony Rivera
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma II vs Kenshi Kabuki, Pantera, Relámpago
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Trauma I, Hijo De Dos Caras, Veneno, LA Park, Demon Clown, Oficial AK47, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 [Ladder, money]
all must fight for 10 minutes before climbing the ladder. There will be a briefcase with a check for 50,000 ($3815 USD)

The last ladder match they did was an utter disaster – they broke all the ladders and they couldn’t unhook the prize – so they’re doing it again. I have no idea why the 10 minute stipulation is in there, and there’s a countout rule – it comes off as though people have seen ladder matches but have limited idea how they actually work (or think their fans do, I guess.)

08-23-25 lucha videos

All of IWRG 08-17 aired in the middle of the night, but I only got the last fall of the hair match due to my recording issues.

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7Qb-1nW_gocKyTBkoYJZK_H

08/20 CMLL Informa: http://ul.to/48af7jhl

08/23 WWC: http://ul.to/gnevon5n
08/24 WWC: http://ul.to/f33ne5v5

08/24 La Lucha Se Le Hace: http://ul.to/64ltvo3p

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-08-16
taped 2014-08-12 @ Arena México
Intro
http://ul.to/f6638ia7
Dark Angel Fitness segment
http://ul.to/kf12vgqi
1) Leono, Robin, Sensei vs Canelo Casas, Hijo del Signo, Nitro
http://ul.to/atinknt2
2) Black Panther, Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Puma
http://ul.to/16u7lbdl
3) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hechicero, Kráneo, Ripper
http://ul.to/0h78la7f
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Shocker, Tiger
http://ul.to/cbguf4zq

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-08-16
taped 2014-08-08 @ Arena México
1) Goya Kong, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, La Seductora, Zeuxis
http://ul.to/6x883ev5
2) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Último Guerrero
http://ul.to/n14i3d1v
3) Dragón Rojo Jr. © vs Rey Escorpión for the CMLL World Middleweight Championship
http://ul.to/f2zng9p0

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-08-19
taped 2014-08-17 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragón Celestial, Golden Magic, Látigo vs Anubis Black, Hip Hop Man, Zurdog
https://www.sendspace.com/file/2ih4mi
2) Cien Caras Jr., Demon Clown, LA Park vs Hijo De Dos Caras, Máscara Sagrada, Pirata Morgan
http://ul.to/dtkdwk4j
4) Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 vs Trauma I & Trauma I, hair vs mask – third fall only
http://ul.to/3qrsy2v5

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-08-23
taped 2014-08-12 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show: http://ul.to/p16evpza
1) Omar Brunetti vs Disturbio for the hair
https://www.sendspace.com/file/gd0hz9
2) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Último Guerrero
https://www.sendspace.com/file/az6gxb
3) Marco Corleone vs Terrible
https://www.sendspace.com/file/bi8bih

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-08-23
taped 2014-08-08 @ Arena México
http://ul.to/dqwokl2u
1) Dragón Rojo Jr. © vs Rey Escorpión for the CMLL World Middleweight Championship
2) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Último Guerrero

CMLL Puebla: 2014-08-23
taped 2014-07-28 @ Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Meyer vs El Rebelde & Fuerza Chicana
https://www.sendspace.com/file/mt5isk
2) Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Espíritu Maligno
https://www.sendspace.com/file/qzqqrt
3) Dragon Lee, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Siki Ozama Jr.
https://www.sendspace.com/file/d9a4un
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Stigma, Valiente vs Ephesto, Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
https://www.sendspace.com/file/5wk4i7
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Shocker, Último Guerrero
https://www.sendspace.com/file/wv0v0n
6) Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Blue Center for the mask
https://www.sendspace.com/file/7n5w01

CMLL on Terra: 2014-08-24
taped 2014-08-24 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Magnus & Soberano Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
http://ul.to/1rbo4b8g
2) Astral, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
http://ul.to/bii5y9ug
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso, Starman vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Skándalo
http://ul.to/zyhgthmz
4) Delta vs Vangellys in a lightning match
http://ul.to/wlkurxpf
5) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Rojo Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Hombre sin Nombre
http://ul.to/dyn0yjey
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Terrible
http://ul.to/rhyzmcg5

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-08-24
taped 2014-08-20 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Omega & Sky Ángel vs Atomic Star & Electro Boy
https://www.sendspace.com/file/52elml
2) Dragón Celestial vs Hip Hop Man
http://ul.to/ewj6pqij
3) Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
http://ul.to/fw3d4o1t
4) Golden Magic & Relámpago vs Ironía & Yakuza and Ciclon Black & Tony Rivera and Alan Extreme & Metaleon
http://ul.to/zhllehf8

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-08-24
taped 2014-03-30 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Villano III & Villano IV vs Charles Lucero & Tigre Universitario
http://ul.to/cch52yg9 - in full (previously only a few minutes aired)
taped 2014-08-03 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
2) LA Park vs Dr. Wagner Jr. in a super libre (no rules) match
http://ul.to/3c6pyt04

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AAA on Televisa: 2014-08-02

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taped 2014-07-27 @ Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México
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DTU, Casandro, Prison Fatal

photo by Black Terry Jr.

Black Terry has photos of last night’s IWRG show. No results yet.

Drastick Boy picked up the DTU Alto Impacto title from Septimo Dragon in Arena Roberto Paz championship. Tercera Caida’s Facebook said five matches got money thrown in on Sunday’s show in Irapuato.

Hector Guzman was honored on Arena Lopez Mateos’s show Sunday.

Over in Neza, Myzteziz challenged Perro, Texano & Mascara yelled at the Clowns, and Los Markus got involved for some reason.

Segunda Caida writes about Blue Panther, Black Panther y Fuerza Guerrera vs Hector Garza, El Dandy y El Hijo del Santo

Casandro is profiled in the New Yorker. It’s pretty awesome to get a long form profile in the New Yorker, but I believe every possible outlet has now down a long form story on Casandro. I have a theory that Pimpinela Escarlata is the most famous Mexican exotico in Mexico, but Casandro is the most famous Mexian exotico in the United States at this point. (Maximo is the most famous Mexican exotico in Japan, I figure.) Aereo and Magno make appearances, Hunico is very vaguely referenced (I think) and Niebla Roja’s real first name is mentioned. The writer visits a show in Arena Kalaka and a Lucha Va Voom one, which is about as opposite sides of the spectrum you can see.

Silueta and Marcela posed with NJPW’s president. Silueta teased good news for women’s wrestling. CMLL luchadors have been in Japan for REINA the same time as FantasticaMania in previous years, but their only appearances has been as valets (or helping work the merchandise stand) – might they get a match on a show in 2015?

Fresero Jr. says he has not signed a contract with AAA and has more money than Alberto del Rio. He prints his own money with his face on it, so I think this must be true.

Today’s Puebla show has Volador Jr. vs Rey Escorpion for Volador’s NWA Welterweight Championship. Volador’s almost definitely keeping the title. in a non-title match.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news report and Poster-Mania.

Fuego en el Ring catches up with Super Muneco.

Lineup

IWRG (WED) 08/27/2014 Arena Naucalpan 
1) Sky Ángel vs Capitán Muerte 
2) Galaxy & Látigo vs Anubis Black & Matrix Jr. 
3) Hip Hop Man © vs Dragón Celestial [AIWA ARGENTINA CRUISER]
First? defense for Hip Hop man. 
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo © vs Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno [EdM Trios]
5th defense for the Gringos. 
5) Relámpago vs Golden Magic, Tony Rivera, Ciclon Black, Alan Extreme, Metaleon, Yakuza, Chucho el Roto [cage, hair, mask, prison fatal]

The four way tag match from last week run back, this time with the masked Chucho el Roto replacing the freshly shaved Ironia. (I guess Spider Boy had spider things to do.) The Neza Boys might be in trouble here.

I like Argentina’s Hip Hop Man retaining a title solely for Argentina.

great match roundup, week of 2014-08-02

Great/Excellent matches

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-08-02
taped 2014-07-29 @ Arena México
Titán © vs Cavernario for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship [EXCELLENT]

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on Televisa: 2014-08-02
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-08-02
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-08-02
CMLL on Terra: 2014-08-03

Matches To Watch Later
CMLL Puebla: 2014-08-03
taped 2014-07-21 @ Arena Puebla
Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Blue Center, Boby Zavala, El Cavernario:

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Euforia/Azul, Niebla Roja out two weeks, Latin Lover in Tijuana

CMLL on Terra

CMLL (SUN) 08/24/2014 Arena Coliseo 
1) Magnus & Soberano Jr. b Artillero & Súper Comando Magnus & Soberano Jr. vs Artillero & Super Comando, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3. Soberano seemed to hit his head on the mat on his match winning huracanarana, while Super Comando landed badly on Magnus’ side slam. 
2) Astral, Fantasy, Shockercito b Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico Astral, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Olipico, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3 in the best match of the night. 
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso, Starman b Kamaitachi, Okumura, Skándalo Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso, Starman vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Skandalo, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3 in a match with technical difficulties. 
4) Vangellys b Delta [lightningDelta vs Vangellys in a lightning match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Vangellys won in 9:21 with a German suplex 
5) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Rojo Jr., Stuka Jr. b El Hombre Sin Nombre, Ephesto, Hechicero Angel de Oro, Dragon Rojo Jr., Stuka Jr. vs El Hombre Sin Nombre, Ephesto, Hechicero, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3 in a disappointing match. 
6) Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Terrible b Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Terrible, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3 when Euforia snuck in a foul on Diamante Azul. Slight tease of a feud between them.

First couple matches were good, and then it went downhill after the feed had problems in the third match. The show may have peaked exactly on that GIF (though the end of the match was crazy.)

CMLL (SUN) 08/24/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl] 
1) Índigo b Furia Nazi 
2) Évola & Thunder Boy b El Brillante & Javier Cruz
Rudos took 1/3 
3) Infierno & Ráfaga b Omar Brunetti & Tritón
Rudos took 1/3, Rafaga sneaking in a foul on Triton. 
4) Maléfico © b Exterminador [OCCIDENTE LH]
Malefico is champion and kept the title by taking falls 2/3, the last via unseen foul. First defense; last three champions have fallen on their first defense. 
5) La Máscara & Super Porky b Universo 2000 & Universo 2000 Jr. and Felino & Puma and Esfinge & Magnum
father/son tag team tournament. No elimination order.

A show. Probably shouldn’t do the same foul finish in back to back matches.

Random thought: if Hijo del Santo was going to be doing a September TxT retirement show (/Nieto del Santo debut), as was the plan at one point, there probably would be promotion out for it by now. Santo did appear on a C3 talk show Friday, but no idea what he said and don’t see it posted anywhere.

Niebla Roja will be out two weeks after being injured on Diamante Azul’s suplex Friday night. He’s supposed to be out that long, anyway, but Ana notes he wants to come back early.

Latin Lover was listed on the poster for a Friday night show in Tijuana, but never had a match. He appeared in the ring before the semimain, saying he could not wrestle due to health issues – and then Villano IV hit the ring and brawled with Latin Lover. Super Brazo made the save – he and V4 were partners in the match, broke up and challenged each other – but it seemed like the set up to a return match for Lover.

The Gladiatores have reposted their 2008 interviews with Hector Guzman, who passed away earlier this weekend.

An outdoor show at the Mexico City toy museum saw Dragon Rojo & Zumbi defeat Mr. Niebla & Herodes Jr. by DQ when Niebla fouled Rojo. Herodes Jr. is still wrestling, just not in CMLL. Of note, the referee in the main event was Rafael el Maya (so maybe he’s allowed to referee CMLL guys on indy shows again, or maybe this just slipped thru?) Also, neither recap could identify Kamaitachi by name; if you’re going to indy shows, you’re probably not spending time watching CMLL midcard matches I guess.

Myzteziz beat Texano in a main event trios match in Arena Neza after Monster and Murder Clown provided a distraction. Show doesn’t seem to have sold out, though better than usual for Neza. Hermano Muerte II broke his arm in the undercard.

A profile of Negro Navarro’s lucha libre teachings – he’s running weekly 90 minute classes at two different locations – has Negro Navarro saying his classes only cost 30 pesos ($2.28 USD). I am skeptical of this absurdly low number, though Navarro explains that he doesn’t want to get rich from training but spread the knowledge to the public. Navarro also talks about people having fun while learning. Maybe it’s a different Negro Navarro? Navarro says he prefers to teach classes of 3 to 4 instead of 10 so he can do more personal instruction and Imposible and Zeuxis are mentioned as still training with him, so you may not be able to get a spot in his class. (There does seem to be a lot more than 10 pictured in the class, so still worth a try.)

AAA’s TV announced a taping for 09/19 in Veracruz, the same night as the CMLL Anniversary show.

Rob has a new Aerostar montage on YouTube.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and a recap of TripleMania.

Segunda Caida reviews 08/16/14 Uprising: Lucha Libre

La Parka visited with Make A Wish kids.

The 50th Expo Mascaras will be held on 09/20 in the Tlalnepantla Convention Center, from 11AM to 5pM.

Lucha Libre in Japan

08/24 Stardom: Starfire beat Kaori Yoneyama [5STAR GP]
Starfire is 1-0! She’s already wildly exceeded expectations for this tournament. This tournament runs thru 09/23. There’s an October/November tag league too, and maybe she’s sticking around for that too? (She did win the WWS tag team tournament before leaving Mexico.)

Lineup

CMLL (SUN) 08/31/2014 Arena Coliseo 
1) Bengala & Robin vs Akuma & Espanto Jr. 
2) Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico 
3) Estrellita vs Dalys [lightning
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Felino, Misterioso Jr. 
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky vs Pólvora, Rey Bucanero, Terrible 
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Shocker

Euforia did draw a Diamante Azul program, poor him. Poor everyone.

Who is the normal one in the Brazo family right now? Porky? I’m not sure.

CMLL (SUN) 08/31/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara 
1) Dr. Frezeer vs El Yaqui 
2) Virgo vs Demonio Rojo 
3) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Acertijo & Sádico 
4) Esfinge & Exterminador vs Demonio Maya & Maléfico 
5) Tritón vs Ráfaga 
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Máscara Dorada, Titán vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

Oh, they did two straight sneak fouls because they wanted to set up Triton/Rafaga. I have no idea why they wanted to set up Rafaga/Triton.

Lucha Memes (SUN) 09/07/2014 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México 
1) Trauma I vs Trauma IIMagnifico4567891011121314151617181920 [royal rumble] 
2) Dragon Lee II & Star Jr. vs Belial & Impulso 
3) Freelance & Mike Segura vs Fly Star & Toxin Boy 
4) Marcela vs SiluetaZeuxisDark Angel 
5) Black Terry & Negro Navarro vs Carisma & Zoom Driver 
6) Keira vs Arez

Full lineup for this show, which looks fun.

Ultimo Guerrero wins CMLL Universal Block B, Hector Guzman passes away

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 08/22/2014 Arena México 
1) Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito b Eléctrico & Último Dragoncito
Rudos took 1/3 
2) Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Princesa Sugehit b Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora
Tecnicas took 2/3 
3) Blue Panther, Fuego, Rey Cometa DQ Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Terrible
Tecnicos took 1/3, the last by DQ when Sagrado fouled Blue Panther. 
4) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Máximo b Cavernario, Euforia, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3 
5) Titán & Volador Jr. b Último GuerreroDiamante AzulMr. NieblaVirusNiebla RojaDragón Rojo Jr. [CMLL Universal, seeding battle royal] 
6) Último Guerrero b Mr. Niebla [CMLL Universal, 8f] 
7) Dragón Rojo Jr. b Virus [CMLL Universal, 8f] 
8) Diamante Azul (CMLL) b Niebla Roja [CMLL Universal, 8f] 
9) Volador Jr. b Titán (CMLL) [CMLL Universal, 8f] 
10) Último Guerrero b Dragón Rojo Jr. [CMLL Universal, qf] 
11) Volador Jr. b Diamante Azul (CMLL) [CMLL Universal, qf] 
12) Último Guerrero b Volador Jr. [CMLL Universal, sf] 
13) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush DQ Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión, Shocker
Ingobernables took 1/3, Rush faking a foul from Casas in the third.

That’s chalk – the favorite won all the way thru. Ultimo Guerrero versus La Sombra is the battle to determine the first ever two time Universal champion. They’re also the only two who might some day be a three time champ, since it seems unlikely Lyger or Tanahashi are going to be back in these parts any time soon and Terrible is dropping falls to Rey Cometa. (We all love Rey Cometa but the only possible reason Terrible is champion is they needed 16 for the Universal tournament and so Diamante Azul couldn’t win it yet.)

Speaking of, Mr. Azul added to his long list of victims by sending Niebla Roja to the hospital.

No Volador in the main event = no sign yet of a significant second main event for the Anniversary show. I still don’t think it’s going to sell out and I don’t think it ever was intended to sell out – those prices at this stage of CMLL are more about trying pry as much money away from those who absolutely have to be there - but there’s going to be a rebellion if there’s not more added to the show.

Hector Guzman Chavez, founder, owner and original promoter of Arena Lopez Mateos, passed away earlier today. SuperLuchas magazine had a recent excellent article on the history of the building, which is now run by his son. They mentioned Guzman had moved to the US.

Rob has highlights of 05/30 CMLL.

Mesías says he is definitely a tecnico and is happy to be back.

Tinieblas was honored at a horror movie exhibition.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 08/29/2014 Arena México 
1) Soberano Jr. & Star Jr. vs Disturbio & Guerrero Negro Jr. 
2) Cachorro, Dragon Lee, Pegasso vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Puma 
3) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Fuego vs Hombre Sin Nombre, Pierroth, Sagrado 
4) Máscara Dorada, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla 
5) Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Rush vs Negro Casas, Niebla Roja, Rey Escorpión 
6) La Sombra vs Último Guerrero [CMLL Universal, final]

Main event seems destined to bring out the least in each other, but we’ll see.

More Rush versus Negro Casas, though Rush actually has to team with tecnicos this time.

Fourth match could be very fun, will be cut to an 11 minute segment on Fox Sports 2. Which is better than the Segunda is getting. (Cachorro and Dragon Lee should be Coliseo tag champions and Delta & Maya should’ve graduated to better things to do, those titles need to be lower on the card.)

Sagrado’s going to rethink this whole rudo thing if they keep sticking him with Pierroth.

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