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Traumas vs Oficials, Steve Pain out of AAA, Tigre Rojo/Blue Center

IWRG (SUN) 07/27/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Alfa & Omega b Kaling Black & Látigo
Latigo replaced Hijo de la Bestia
2) Emperador Azteca & Metaleon b Anubis Black & Hip Hop Man
3) Canis Lupus, Fuerza Guerrera, Guerrero Mixtico b Alan Extreme, Golden Magic, Veneno
Rudos took 1/3, Guerrero Mixtico beat Alan again.
4) Trauma I & Trauma II b Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47
Oficials jumped the Traumas with chairs, but the Traumas rallied to take the match in straight falls. Mask ripping and blood. AK-47 tried to use a bottle at the end, but it backfired with Trauma II smacking him.
5) Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly b Hijo De Dos Caras, Relámpago, Villano IV
Rudos took 1/3, Mascara sneaking in a foul on new champ Dos and X-Fly covering for the win.

I know Hijo de Mascara set up the finish, but X-Fly got the pin. Give the title shot to X-Fly.

Traumas and Oficials appear willing to murder each other to make a good match happen this year in IWRG. AK-47 needed stitches after the bottle shot to the head, which meant 911 was alone to get destroyed by the Traumas backstage. Guerrero Mistico and Alan Extreme also continued their hair versus hair feud.

Steve Pain says he’s done in AAA. This is abrupt and strange, but he did allude to some changes in his personal life on Twitter and he could be making the tough but mature choice to stay closer to home for the time being. Pain was a really nice surprise addition to AAA and will be missed.

Hijo del Pirata Morgan, who’s about to have parental issues of his own, receiving a new Anarquia t-shirt is the easiest way to patch that hole, though AAA’s now down 2 of the original 3 members of that group. The easiest way to replace Pain in his TripleMania match is just to stick Super Fly in Pain’s spot, but it always seemed like Super Fly was getting added some other way. Pain’s also on the taping prior to TripleMania, but odds remain low that AAA will announce a replacement.

Today’s the Tigre Rojo Jr. versus Blue Center mask versus mask match in Arena Puebla. The feud’s kind of snuck up on everyone and I’m not sure how big a deal it’ll turn out to be. Blue Center was originally feuding with Asturiano months ago. It turned to be a three way feud with Espiritu Maligno losing his hair instead, but it was a pretty clear signal veteran Blue Center would be risking his mask against a young Puebla luchador relatively soon. Those matches in Puebla tend to go one way, but I’m well behind on watching Puebla so I have no idea if that’s good or not. Tigre Rojo Jr. seemed promising the few times I’ve seen him.

I’ve heard the MLW Radio interview with Hijo del Fantasma was very good. I haven’t gotten to hear it yet – I’m waiting for a time where I can listen to it and take an excruciating amount of notes, hopefully in the next day or so. You shouldn’t wait for me to write about it, it’s worth checking out now.

Rob has highlights of 11/02/01 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

A recap of the Mil Mascaras Guadalajara show on DJ Spectro’s Facebook mentions Dos Caras and Sicodelico were in rough shape, but Mil looked like Mil. That recap has the tecnicos winning the semifinal, but an R de Rudo confirms Cavernario actually submitted Solar.

Proyeccion Luchisitca returns from a long hiatus with long pieces on the final day of Gimnasio Gloria, a Mexico City licensing exam from Saturday, an interview with Black Terry, and another with Barba Negra and El Bufon.

After I noted Fenix wasn’t working spot shows this morning, here’s a recap of Fenix working a spot show in Puebla. Everyone should stop listening to me.

Segunda Caida reviews Fuerza Guerrera, Blue Panther, Espanto Jr., Psicosis vs Hijo del Santo, Octagon, El Mariachi, El Mexicano and El Santo’s retirement match.

Lucha Libre in Japan

07/28 NOAH: Super Crazy [O] & Matt Striker b Genba Hirayanagi [X] & Kikutaro [JTL]
Team WUW is 1-1, has 2 points, and probably has to win the next two to advance.

07/27 AAA TV Results (Ecatepec)

AAA TV (SUN) 07/27/2014 Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México [AAA]
1) Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown b Dinastía, Mini Drago, Octagoncito
2) Mamba, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie b Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, Pimpinela Escarlata
Taya beat Faby again.
3) Angélico & Jack Evans b Daga & Eterno and Sensacional Carlitos & Tommy Diablo [AAA TAG]
Turned into a tag title defense. Daga replaced Steve Pain. Champs beat Diablo with their powerbomb/630 senton combo.
4) Australian Suicide, Drago, Fénix b Dark Cuervo, Demon Rocker, Pentagón Jr.
Demon Rocker replaced Daga. Fenix beat Pentagon.
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown DQ Hijo del Fantasma, Texano Jr., Zorro
Texano fouled Psycho for the DQ.
6) Electroshock, La Parka, Myzteziz b Averno, Black Warrior, Chessman
Myzteziz submitted Warrior despite Sexy Star and Taya running interference.

Air Date: 08/02 and 08/09.

They have one more taping which will air the day before TripleMania, but this is basically it. This is a strange one, because they didn’t move anything forward for the TripleMania card at all – no mention of a cage match in the recap, no plans for the guys who have no matches right now. I assume they’ve taped (or will be taping) plenty of vignettes where those things are announced, but didn’t want to do it in front of the live crowd or didn’t trust to do it that way. It’s different than what they’ve done in the past and even during the lead up to this show (where Psycho/Texano, Taya/Faby and the cruiserweight match were explicitly made in front of the crowd.) I understand AAA is trying to be a TV show and figures most of their audience is finding out what happens by watching the TV show so it’s only what’s on there that matters, but since they’re likely going to announce the remaining matches in front of a limited audience in a couple days in hopes of reaching their audience, why not reach the part of their audience that’s already in front of them?

That cruiserweight match looks like it’s subject to change. Steve Pain wasn’t on the show, and said to be out of AAA. I have no idea why. Pain turned up on Twitter to promote an appearance on an LA lucha libre radio show, so we may know what happened soon enough.

The Puerto Ricians being brought in to lose a tag title match on night one is also pretty inexplicable. (It reads as if it was single elimination, so AAA could’ve just protected them and beaten Eterno.) Why bother flying them in? Or did they change their minds halfway thru, and that’s why the vignettes were primarily on YouTube? It’s also possibly they’ll just keep showing up anyway, because AAA is weird.

As expected, Fenix is working TV despite missing spots shows. I haven’t seen this week’s TV yet, but it sounded like he looked immobile in Nayarit. Hopefully the three weeks off have done him some good.

Next taping is 08/06 in Teziultan, but the next AAA event should be the announcement of the TripleMania card sometime this week. Maybe. I don’t really know.

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great match roundup, week of 2014-07-12

Great/Excellent matches
nope

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List

CMLL on Terra: 2014-07-20 – easily the best show of the week.
AAA on Televisa: 2014-07-19
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-07-19
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-07-19
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-07-20

Matches To Watch Later
Got nothing.

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Sagrado rudo, Silueta/Zeuxis, LuchaMania Monterrey

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 07/27/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL] 
1) Fantasy, Stukita, Último Dragoncito b Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Universo 2000
Tecncios took 1/3. 
2) Guerrero Negro Jr., Hijo del Signo, Nitro b Black Panther, Soberano Jr., Star Jr.
Rudos took 2/3. 
3) Metálico, Skándalo, Virus DQ Dragon Lee, Fuego, Oro Jr.
Straight falls. Oro/Metalico feud goes on, Metalico tossing his mask to Oro to draw the DQ here. 
4) Silueta b Zeuxis [lightning]
match was originally Rey Cometa vs Okumura. Silueta beat Zeuxis and challenged her to a title match next week. 
5) Gran Guerrero, Pierroth, Pólvora b Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Sagrado
Straight falls for the rudos. Sagrado and Angel de Oro had issues, with Sagrado teasing a rudo turn. 
6) Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr. b Euforia, Felino, Mr. Niebla
Tecnicos took 2/3.

Video links will be up later? Tomorrow? At some point.

I guess Sagrado’s all black outfit was a clue. If the tecnicos get Dragon Rojo and the rudos get Sagrado, who won the trade? (Probably no one who likes to see people in their best roles, but I guess we can wait and see on Sagrado.) The best joke I saw on Twitter was rudo Sagrado becoming an atheist, but I like to imagine that programming people in CMLL are so upset with Myzteziz that they’re making his predecessor his evil parody.

There seems to be a short term end game for Dragon Rojo turning – they tried Rey Escorpion/Maximo, it wasn’t clicking, they still want to do something with Escorpion, voila – but I’m not as convinced about Sagrado going anywhere. Mostly because it’s Sagrado and it hasn’t gone anywhere in five years with him, which might also be the reason enough to give him a new start on the rudo side but it only works if there’s more to it than him turning. Also, somewhat concerned there’s another middle/upper level feud kickstarted prior to September. They’re only a couple more away from being able to fill up a cage. Can’t rule anything out.

The Silueta/Zeuxis situation is a bit amusing. REINA, weeks ago, announced that their August shows would have a title match on every show. Silueta’s on those shows, Zeuxis is not, so the title match outcome could not be more obvious if a Sk8er Boi was involved. Yet, it must’ve not been obvious to the CMLL people in charge of scheduling these things. This lightning match was belatedly added to the card during the week so they could squeeze in the title match before Silueta left. The left hand and right hand need to hold meetings or at least check their email.

(The other important REINA angle you need to know is Negro Casas taught Syuri the secrets of the casita. I only know this because a Twitter bot keeps on repeating it, but I like the idea of Negro revealing hidden info about the cradle half the roster uses.)

The AAA show tonight announced nothing about TripleMania matches to the live crowd, so it’s still possible CMLL might announce The Inevitable Oro Jr. Versus Metalico Mask Versus Mask Counter Programming Extravaganza (official name) for 08/17 before AAA gets around to announcing Mytzeziz’s match on TripleMania. I’m crossing my fingers.

CMLL (SUN) 07/27/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl] 
1) El Tapatío b Reyco 
2) Explosivo b El Yaqui
Explosivo replaced Idolo and got the win. Yaqui’s gear is multicolored and fring-y, like the long missing El Hippie (but no idea if that’s supposed to mean anything.) 
3) Jocker & Thunder Boy b Brillante & El Capitan
Brillante replaced Explosivo. El Capitan’s first match since December. He lost, rudos took 1/3. 
4) Demonio Maya b Virgo [lightning
5) Esfinge, Gallo, León Blanco DQ El Cuatrero, Sansón, Universo 2000 Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3, Sanson fouled Esfinge. Challenges all around after the match. 
6) Rey Bucanero & Shocker b La Sombra & Valiente
Rudos took 2/3, Shocker cheating to beat Valiente.

+LuchaTV has video of half of LuchaMania Monterrey’s show: Dralion vs Arez, Charles Lucero vs Black Terry and Tony Rodriguez vs Kaientai vs Erik Ortiz vs Kratoz vs Low Rider vs Antonio Garza. They’re not allowed to post the matches with CMLL wrestlers (so no Dark Angel/Princesa Sugehit or Hechicero/Caifan)

The IWRG ladder match did air. I believe I also got Stigma/Virus. I have no idea which is better news, because I’m very tired.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Super Libre had the newest Dinamitas as guests.

Segunda Caida reviews CMLL on LATV 06/08/14 and a random match from a random 2010 IWRG show.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Mil Mascaras, Villano III, Gran Hamada vs Rick Patterson and the Animals.

CMLL video promo for Friday includes Negro Casas very obviously reading from cue cards. There’s a jump cut and he’s clearly pointing at the women’s names on the other side of the camera. The amazing thing is it proves they do a second take on those.

La Tarde has a bio of Tigre Colombiano.

The Fort Bill Bugle has an article on a luchador in El Paso’s Border Impact Group.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 08/03/2014 Arena Coliseo 
1) Magnus & Sensei vs Cholo & Espiritu Negro 
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero, Hijo del Signo, Súper Comando 
3) Fuego, Oro Jr., Rey Cometa vs Boby Zavala, Metálico, Virus 
4) Zeuxis © vs Silueta [REINA IJ]
Zeuxis is champion, first defense for a title she won 13 months ago (from Silueta.) The only Mexico matches for this title have been between Silueta and Zeuxis. 
5) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Sagrado vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Pólvora 
6) Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys

Also, why didn’t they have the Guadalajara girl win the title back in Guadalajara (where she lost it last time?) This is shocking news, I know, but I believe no one’s paying attention to details in this lucha libre promotion. This is a fresh insight.

This should be a pretty good card. The fifth match doesn’t have much hope, but wouldn’t have much hope if Angel de Oro & Sagrado weren’t going to fight anyway. This is the best way to use Pierroth, if you have to use him. (You don’t have to use him.)

CMLL (SUN) 08/03/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara 
1) Índigo & Marvel vs Furia Nazi & Relampago 
2) Explosivo, Virgo, William Rock vs Demonio Rojo, Infierno, Thunder Boy 
3) El Divino vs Jocker 
4) Esfinge vs Sansón 
5) Titán & Volador Jr. vs Euforia & Mr. Águila 
6) La Sombra vs Shocker

Sombra and Shocker complete the hat track, doing the same match in Puebla, Mexico and Guadalajara. And quite likely the literal same match. Plans subject to change – the Twitter recapper sure seems to have though the upcoming Shocker match was with Valiente, not Sombra.

I was looking at 1949/1950 Guadalajara lineups last week – because I’m strange and I found them and I keep forgetting I really should be doing some Better Know A Luchador profiles prior to Juicio Final but does anyone really want a Seductora profile (no, you’re lying) – and the top 2/3rds of this card kind of reminds me of those. The style there was to run 8 person shows. They’d just have four singles matches. Sometimes they ran a (new for then) tag team match, but they’d still just have 8 people booked and just one less match. Old luchador frequently complain about (everything but specifically) people not being trained enough before they’re wrestling on shows. I don’t always agree, but it definitely figures to reason that the 15th best person on a 15 man show is probably significantly better than 30th best person on a 30 man show and that person is a whole lot better than 60th best on a 60 man (DTU) show. If people ran smaller shows, like Guadalajara does on Sundays, then maybe they’d be better shows? It doesn’t work out perfectly, Guadalajara seems to be running lesser populated shows on Sunday because the seats are also lesser populated and there are other reasons they’re choosing those people on the show besides them being the best, but maybe it would help if it was just a little tougher to get booked onto shows? (And here, the 100 people in the AAA, CMLL and IWRG schools dying to get booked might argue it’s plenty tough enough already.)

I think I had a point somewhere in there. Not sure.

Volador/Sombra (again), Mil Mascaras, AAA in Ecatepec

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 07/25/2014 Arena México [CMLL] 
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. b Canelo Casas & Disturbio 
2) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis DQ Goya Kong, Marcela, Silueta
Blanca tried the white powder trick again, Marcela blocked and threw the powder herself, ref caught her for the DQ. 
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente DQ Puma, Tiger, Vangellys
Straight falls, Puma fouled Delta and then took his mask for the DQ. 
4) Máximo b Ripper [lightning
5) Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Titán DQ Rey Escorpión, Shocker, Último Guerrero
Rey Escorpion fouled Dragon Rojo and pulled his mask. They made mask vs hair challenges. 
6) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush [Relevos Increíbles]
Straight falls, Volador beating Sombra and asking for ANOTHER title shot.

If Sombra, Mascara and Rush put Ingobernable on a t-shirt, will CMLL finally be forced to start using that name? I’m just happy Mascara finally got a black mask.

A ludicrous amount of DQs and straight fall matches. There’s got to be a balance of trying to build things up for next week and making sure people get a decent show this week. There’s zero reason to do a DQ with Delta/Puma when they’re doing so many other ones.

indy (FRI) 07/25/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl] 
1) Brillante & William Rock b Demonio Rojo & Évola
William Rock continues to win. 
2) Mystique & Princesa Ahy Leen b Estrella Explosiva & Star Fire 
3) Leo & Omar Brunetti b Jocker & Sádico
Mil Mascaras was given a plaque by Apolo Dantes after this match. 
4) Sky Kid & Smaker DQ Demonio Maya & Ráfaga
Rafaga fouled Smaker. 
5) Cavernario, Cesar Dantes, Scorpio Jr. b Gallo, Solar I, Super Astro
Cavernario submitted Solar in an upset. 
6) Hijo De Dos Caras, Mil Mascaras, Sicodelico Sr. b Canek, Negro Navarro, Rey Bucanero

Mil Mascaras talked to the crowd for a bit after receiving his award. This was a peculiar show promoted by the CMLL owned by building but not by CMLL itself. Every match was one fall; maybe it’d be that way all the time if they had their choice.

AAA’s put up the vignettes from today’s TV show. Notable ones include Blue Demon Jr. making his first TV appearance in months by challenging Jeff Jarrett and Chessman also getting involved. Add to the TripleMania cage match.

We really should know everyone in the cage by tomorrow night. AAA tapes TV in Ecatepec, their first taping in three weeks. (Three weeks between tapings in July is too long - maybe not for AAA, but definitely for a person who writes daily blog on lucha libre.) AAA’s got a taping before TripleMania left in Teziultan, and maybe even another one after which hasn’t been announced yet, but tonight’s the night any big matches left for TripleMania should be made. The full lineup is expected to be out next week, they might as well run the angles for the matches before hand. Myzteziz’s match for TripleMania, the official announcement for the cage match, the plans for Pentagon/Suicide (if it’s still happening on this show) and the plans for Angelico & Jack Evans (probably against the debut Carlios & Tommy Diablo) are the four big things which have to be sorted out tomorrow.

Porra Fresa posts an article about Porra Fresa. Even though they’re making noise and part of the show every week, they don’t get any discount on their tickets. I can’t decide if organized groups at US wrestling shows would be great, or just the worst thing ever. It depends on the people.

Marcela and Seductora talk about their hair match. The build to this thing, with the four women scarcely in the same match at the same time, has been very strange. They’ve focused more on Blanca versus Sugehit, which is a good grudge match and Blanca versus Marcela, which is just a good match. They really haven’t done anything to disguise Seductora being the obvious loser and she’s needed a lot of help if she was going to be in this match.

Myzteziz took his first direct loss in AAA on a random spot show in Oaxaca. They haven’t been pushing him as undefeated and spot shows results are never mentioned, but this one is really never going to be mentioned.

Boby Zavala and Olimpico challenge the other tag team champions because why not.

R de Rudo has a roundup of Puebla cards this weekend.

Lineups

IWRG FILL (WED) 07/30/2014 Arena Naucalpan 
1) Blue Metal, Fly Tiger, Vardeus vs Sexy Girls, Skandia, Último Caballero 
2) Black Niko, Galaxy, Psique vs Chicanito, Cosmos Fugas, Zumba 
3) Blue Monsther, Fly Boricua, Marduk Jr. vs Payaso De Plata, Payaso Extremo, Vampiro Metálico 
4) Aramis, Black Angel, Seiya vs Atomic Star, Matrix Jr., Muerte Infernal 
5) Anubis Black, Emperador Azteca, Látigo, Metaleon, Omega, Power Bull, Sky Ángel, Zurdog vs Dante, Discordia, Euro, Finders, Ironica, Rey Inmortal, Spider Boy,Xcorpio [Copa High Power]
IWRG vs Arena Lopez Mateos (Yakuza)

Not listed as FILL but obviously is – and includes a couple guys I thought might have left. (Which doesn’t really explain why they’re not on the main shows.) I didn’t know Yakzua was training for AULL but he’s on all of their shows so it makes sense.

CMLL (FRI) 08/01/2014 Arena México 
1) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Puma, Skándalo, Tiger 
2) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máximo vs Ephesto, Euforia, Mephisto 
3) Marcela & Princesa Sugehit vs La Seductora & Princesa Blanca [mask, hair
4) La Sombra © vs Volador Jr. [NWA WELTER]
Sombra’s first defense 
5) Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Titán vs Rey Escorpión, Shocker, Último Guerrero 
6) Rush vs Negro Casas [hair]

I haven’t look thru Ticketmaster yet, but was told tickets had been moving slower than expected for Juicio Final. That would seem to explain why Sombra versus Voldaor, for the 9th time in Arena Mexico in the last two years, has been added. Only I’m not sure it actually helps a lot. They’ve definitely reached diminishing returns in the matches themselves and I’m a bit dreading this match after Volador’s match with Dragon Rojo – they need to change things up but won’t. It also seems like it’s played out as a drawing card, drawing less the last few times, though being added as a second or third attraction here means it’s more just added to the depth of the card.

This is more concerning for those of us who will only see this event on TV. CMLL already had three matches they’d like to squeeze on TV. Besides the apuestas, the semimain should have one apuesta match set (but will possibly have two and anger everyone in the crowd) and so it should turn up on TV in some form. Now they have four, they’ll be tempted to edit in three, and all the matches are going to pay the price. Some editor is going to have a rough time.

1999 Coahuila/Durango lineups added

I really didn’t expect to have this done so quick (and didn’t really, last week’s post was scheduled in advance.) I did figure out where the Advanced Search and found the date search. It’s a lot of easier to find missing shows when you’re going thru them in order! I probably got all of the 2000 lineups, I’m certain I got all of the 1999 ones. It will be a longer time before I have the 1998 ones (assuming I remember to do them next.)

Since that took less time, I did some other stuff. In addition to the HTML export, I’ve got a text only. The text one has ID codes for the wrestlers I’m tracking inside {} brackets. (The first number is the key for the person, the second is for the identities – Disck Jocker and Cesar Andrade are distinct identities, for instance.) I don’t know if this is helpful for anyone, but it’ll be nice for me when my database inevitably blows up and I try to put it back together.

I don’t have as many notes on this bunch.
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Arena Mexico preview, Mil Mascaras, El Rey

Today’s CMLL show is simply build up to Juicio Final.  Rush and Negro Casas meet in the main event trios, Marcela & Blanca meet in the segunda (they’ve avoided doing the 2 women vs 2 women since the match was announced) and even Atlantis & Dragon Rojo face Ultimo Guerrero & Rey Escorpion in the semimain. Rush told ESTO he’s done with hair matches after he beats Negro Casas, because there’s no one better to beat. Rush has said this before; he’s said this repeatedly. Rush having absolutely nothing to do after beating Negro Casas is maybe the only solid reason for him not to actually beat Negro Casas next week. (CMLL never seems to be thinking three steps ahead, so this may not be a real problem to them.)

In another interview, Rush says he hopes to retire Negro Casas and wish he was around in the time of Sangre Chicana, Perro Aguayo and Pierroth when there were real rudos.

Tonight also has the 50th anniversary show for Mil Mascaras in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara. The main event is Canek, Negro Navarro, and Rey Bucanero vs Sicodelico Jr., Mil Mascaras and new champion Hijo de Dos Caras. I’ve read the plan was for Dos Caras Sr. to be teaming with his brothers, but he’s recovering from leg surgery. R de Rudo talks about Mil Mascaras telling stories at the press conference for tonight’s show. Mil has a few more matches scheduled this summer and doesn’t appear anywhere close to retiring.

On this past week’s MLW Radio podcast, about 54 minutes into the show, Konnan’s asked about the risks of being burnout by booking for two different promotions (as AAA Mexico and AAA US basiscally are.) Konnan says he’s not because while he’ll be on-air talent and maybe an agent for the El Rey show, he won’t be writing it like he thought he might be. Konnan ends with “That’s all the information I can give for right now”, which sure suggests there’s more to this. Konnan had previously repeatedly talked about having a role with the writers, where he’d be making sure they didn’t get too far away from lucha libre. If we’re to believe this (off the cuff, definitely more to it) response, then maybe there’s no one doing that now. Or maybe they got someone else with different sensibilities? I don’t want to make too much out of this, it’s only a tossed off comment, but the growing sense I get in general about Lucha Libre: Uprisisng is it’s pretty much an El Rey/Mark Burnett production and AAA is more or less simply supplying the talent. Maybe the people of AAA are coming to the United States, but AAA Mexico itself isn’t making the trip. I have no idea if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but it’d be a different thing than we thought were getting at the beginning of this.

(The silver lining on this cloud of indeterminate color: you really don’t have to be following AAA now to jump in on the El Rey show. I mean, AAA TV has generally been good of late, but there’s no new need to get up to speed because it seem more like a new start. That’s really for the best.)

I’m behind on listening to these things so they may have announced it and I haven’t heard yet, but it appears Hijo del Fantasma will be turning up on that podcast soon. I’m sure that’ll be interesting.

TerceraCaida has posted highlights than didn’t make the show on it’s Lucha+ channel: an LA Park promo, Xtreme Tiger positive on TNA, Xtreme Tiger on fake Facebook pages, a 666 family promo, Rey Horus challenging Bestia, and highlights of Damian 666 & Bestia 666 vs Rey Horus & Xtreme Tiger, Imposible & Emperador Azteca vs Centvrion & Dinamic Black and Zumbi & Relampago vs Golden Magic & Rayman,

Rob has highlights of 05/02/14 AAA.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews the 2006 Infierno en el Jaula and Lucha Azteca 06/14

El Hijo del Santo writes about El Santo.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-07-13

recap

taped 2014-07-04 @ Arena México
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07/26-27 lucha times

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Still no sign of any CMLL show on TV Mexiquense. I’m giving up on this until we hear about it again.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Hard Rock resort show, with Cibernetico & Myzteziz vs Averno & Chessman as the main event. Angelito/Suicide/Fenix vs Apache/Pentagon/Suepr fly might be good

== CMLL ==

FOX2: moved to noon on Saturday. Tag title match, women’s trios.

52MX: Shocker vs La Mascara. Somehow, this might not even be second worse match of the show.

Claro: Bufete del Amor vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Mr. Niebla

C3: Euforia vs Valiente

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Stigma vs Virus, assuming I can record it. (I won’t be anywhere near my computer when it happens, so who knows.)

Lucha Azteca: Shocker vs Sombra. Women’s trios too, which was better.

Terra Sunday: Marco, Dorada, Stuka vs Euforia, Felino, Niebla.

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: the Tuesday show had three women from Noches de Futbol in a match, in case you’re wondering what could possibly be worse than ladder match (but accumulate views forever on YouTube.) Also, Konnan Big.

IWRG (LAS/AYM): air the ladder match or I quit. DO IT.

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CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-07-12

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taped 2014-07-08 @ Arena México
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