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Volador beats Guerrero, Azul keeps his title, Verano de Escandalo, CMLL Informa

CMLL (MON) 05/26/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodio Enfoque]
1) Black Tiger, Leono, Star Jr. b Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior b Águila Egipcia, Asturiano, Paris
Warrior got away with a foul on Asturaino.
3) Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura b Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
4) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush b Felino, Mephisto, Negro Casas
Team Rush took 1/3.
5) Volador Jr. DQ Último Guerrero
Volador took 1/3. UG tossed his mask to Volador to draw the DQ last week, but was caught by Tirantes this week.

Volador and Ultimo Guerrero made mask versus hair challenges, which aren’t going to happen. Segunda suddenly appears to be a Pequeno Warrior feud, which always end the same way.

 

photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 05/27/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Magnus b Akuma & El Rebelde
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Espiritu Negro b Esfinge, Gallo, Pegasso
Esfinge’s lucha libre debut in Mexico City, though he’s been in this building for bodybuilding competitions. Rudos took 2/3, with Gallo and Arkangel feuding.
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Silueta DQ Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 1/3, the last when Zeuxis was DQed for illegally choking Estrellita.
4) Blue Panther b Puma [lightning]
Panther took Puma to school.
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Marco Corleone b Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Kráneo
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Diamante Azul © b Terrible [NWA LH]
Diamante Azul took falls 1/3 to keep the title, the last with a German suplex. Fourth defense.

Zeuxis/Estrellita could be a great idea for a feud or the opposite of that. I want to find out.

CMLL’s returned to it’s previous coverage - Twitter updates during the show and the old recap format with many more photos. Typically weird CMLL, but it’s nice to have it back this way.

Heavy Guadalajara influence on the show

CMLL (TUE) 05/27/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Brillante & Virgo b Acertijo & Demonio Rojo
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Oro Jr., Sky Kid, Smaker b Artillero, Sádico, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Maléfico, Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca b Black Metal, Stuka Jr., Tritón
Black Metal replaced Gallo (double booked). Rudos took 1/3, Malefico upsetting Stuka.
4) Ephesto, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión b La Máscara, Titán, Valiente
Rudos took 2/3, Mephsito beating Mascara.
5) La Sombra, Máximo, Rush b Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Shocker
Tecnicos took 1/3, the last when Rush snuck a foul on Casas.

Two subtle points of note on this show. First, at least by the sound of the recent recaps and what we saw this past Sunday, the Rush/Sombra/Mascara trio is no longer costing their teammates matches. Those three are not getting along with the tecnicos, but without trashing the matches. (If that’s right, that’s an improvement.)

The other bit - also seen earlier but appearing to be the a trend – is Mephsito and Ephesto are no longer wearing their Hijos del Averno shirts. Mephisto has a generic CMLL tank top and Ephesto has an Ephesto shirt. It may just be whatever shirt happens to be in their gear bag this week, but it also may be them belatedly moving on. The announcers have not, as of yet.

AAA confirmed the Verano de Escandalo card posted on Monday, including the Mistico name and the picture of him in the Mistico mask. There’s a lot I don’t understand about that situation, but it’s particularly surprising AAA would bother giving Mistico a new mask if they’re comfortable picturing him with a new mask. This isn’t a one time occasion on that. AAA’s made sure to send out photos of him in that mask from the Tuxtla Guiterrez show as well.

Over on Fox Sports, AAA’s Miguel Fonseca writes that Mistico’s arrival in AAA may top LA Park’s return as the biggest surprise in the history of AAA.

There’s no sign of Blue Demon Jr. on the Verano de Escandalo card. He hasn’t been on the AAA show since 04/19 in DF, but they’ve brought up his feud with Chessman and heavily suggested their title match would take place on this show, including in local promotion. There’s all along been talk that AAA was still waiting for Demon to sign a contract; it’s unclear if he ever has, but the way he’s been used suggests something is unsettled. It’s really not that important for this feud – AAA’s not in any hurry there – but it throws into question Demon’s involvement the AAA US/el Rey project. If Court Bauer was correct a couple weeks ago, there’s less than 30 days before that thing starts to get filmed, Demon’s supposedly going to be a key player, but he can’t really be if they AAA doesn’t have him around when they need him.

It could be that the timeline is just off. You could get rich betting against AAA start dates, and Konnan going to PWG last week to scout talent suggests they’re not really that close to recording something. I figure you would pretty much know your roster if you were under 30 days out, not just taking a first look at indy guys. Even more so given we’ve been told people have been working on writing these shows for months, they’ve gotten to have written it around who they expect to have (with some leeway for adjustments), and it would figure Demon would be in those written plans. Things could still be worked out there, and I would bet on it being worked out, but it’s dragged long enough out to be noticeable.

I know, I just wrote two paragraphs of “there might be something not totally right about what we’re hearing about AAA’s US plans.” That’s groundbreaking stuff right there.

CMLL will be airing another Informa today at 5pm local (one hour earlier than last week.) The preview mentions Diamante Azul, Princesa Sugehit, and La Mascara as appearing. That doesn’t sound like the most exciting show, but it’s said they would be addressing the Mistico situation as well. It’s highly unlikely I’ll be around to watch this live, but I told @cmllrobot to record it for me and we’ll see how that goes.

Tercera Caida is also on today at 9:30 pm.

Rob has highlights of 03/03/14 AAA and the Mascara Dorada crazy dive of the week.

DJ Spectro looks back at Belcebu & Hara Kiri.

SuperLuchas #525 hypes Canek vs a mystery European Giant.

Lineups

source: http://www.cmll.com/01_cartelera/img_arenamex/martes.JPG

CMLL (TUE) 06/03/2014 Arena México
1) Flyer & Leono vs Camorra & Espanto Jr.
2) Blue Panther, Gallo, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Artillero, Súper Comando
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Tritón vs Shigeo Okumura [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Kamaitachi, Morphosis, Rey Escorpión
6) La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Boby Zavala, Mephisto, Terrible

Zeuxis/Estrellita and Arkangel/Gallo continue in the first half of the card. And Angel de Oro is due to appear hear as well.

 

 

 

 

source: http://www.cmll.com/01_cartelera/img_gdl/guadalajaramartes.JPG

CMLL (TUE) 06/03/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino vs Magnum
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Smaker vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Olímpico
4) Máximo & Super Porky vs Kráneo & Misterioso Jr.
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
6) Negro Casas vs Rush

Main event will be good. This is a better 55th Anniversary main event. Hope they don’t try to air four matches from this card.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-05-03

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Verano de Escandalo, CMLL preview, Aerostar, Angel de Oro

No Puebla results today. Cinco Radio was covering ping pong. Periodico Enfoque also skipped the show. El Popular seems to have stopped covering lucha libre for the moment. Even the guy behind Porra Fresa didn’t go – he got a promotion that moved him to Mexico City, which means he won’t be the guy leading Porra Fresa as much. Hope CMLL posts them this week – it’s amazing how they know immediately what will be booked for next week’s Puebla show without apparently knowing what happened on the show.

El Mundo de Orizaba has a lineup for Verano de Escandalo. It’s the same lineup that was posted here yesterday, which AAA later declared unofficial. Unofficial doesn’t mean false. It’s possible the newspaper found the lineup themselves and wasn’t given it to AAA, but “De la Redacción” in this context almost always means “a promoter wrote this and sent it to the media outlet.” Local promoter, probably.

The problem here isn’t other people spoiling – the problem is AAA taking too long to announce this card. This show is 11 days away, the local promoter needs to start promoting if they’re selling tickets for this thing, and they need some sort of lineup to do it. As soon as the lineup goes to the local promoter, it’s getting out somewhere – the whole point of it is to get the word out. There’s really nothing on that card that can’t be announced today except for that one guy’s name, and they kind of gave that away Saturday.

Tonight’s CMLL show has Diamante Azul versus Terrible as the main event. It’s the Azul title – the NWA Historic Light Heavyweight championship – so Azul is likely winning. Azul could really use a good match. The undercard includes the Mexico City debut for Guadalajara’s Esfinge. This show is not expected to be on Terra. It’s back to waiting for CadenaTres to see these shows, and the Panther/Puma lightning match is unlikely to air anywhere.

An AAA interview with Aerostar alludes to earning a match against Daga for the cruiserweight champion, so Daga is still the cruiserweight champion and around. I have no idea what happened last Saturday. No one has any idea, would be cool if AAA did one of these interviews with Daga to explain what’s up. Aerostar also mentions he sure would like to face Super Fly at Verano de Escandalo. I like his chances.

R de Rudo, The Gladiatores and SuperLuchas have pieces marking the one year anniversary of Hector Garza’s passing.

Segunda Caida gets to Rush vs Shocker and starts a En Busca de un Idolo recap.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and this week’s PosterMania.

Doradafan has highlights of 04/29/14 CMLL.

+LuchaTV has Volador challenging Rush & Sombra (he’s not interested in La Mascara and not that much in Rush, but still likes the idea of putting his career on the line versus Sombra), X-Fly getting his haircut, and Hijo del Pirata celebrating his win.

Pequeno Cobra was unmasked in Puebla.

Ultimo Guerrero is not that concerned about losing his mask, joking “I’m better looking than Shocker.”

Lucha Libre in Japan

05/25 WNC-REINA: Amapola b Maki Narumiya [CMLL-REINA INTL] – first defense.

Lineups

source: http://www.iwrg.mx/uploads/14011220391%20DE%20JUNIO%20-%20copia.jpg

IWRG (SUN) 06/01/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Látigo & Metaleon vs Atomic Star & Electro Boy
2) Dragoncito De Oro & Mini Cobra vs Mini Imperium & Oficialito AK47
3) Alan Extreme, Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
4) Máscara Sagrada, Pantera, Veneno vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Grond XXX, Hijo De Dos Caras vs Demon Clown, Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

This card looks like someone wanted a lot of names and wasn’t so concerned about the matches being any good (because the matches do not look good.)

CMLL (MON) 06/02/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Flyer & Robin vs Fuerza Chicana & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico vs Blue Center, Pequeño Warrior, Saurón
3) Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Titán vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Pólvora, Rey Escorpión, Shocker

Angel de Oro! Remember him? He won the precursor to En Busca de un Idolo and Reyes del Aire and was pushed as a upcoming young star, but then he hurt a knee and decided to wrestle the same exact match every night. That last part was not great. Hopefully this means his knee is better – this is his first match since late November. Teaming with Titan is a little bit interesting, since Titan has essentially become what they hoped from Angel de Oro.

Segunda feud has switched from Puebla vs locals to tecnicos vs rudos.

05/20-25 lucha videos (and more from last week)

No new IWRG aired this week.

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7RukE9s5cV6ol6e5rw-jfH-

05/21 Sobre el Ring: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ss4i2f

05/24 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/x753f5
05/25 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/tw2p4b

05/25 La Lucha se Le Hace: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3ou3lr
05/25 El Rayo de Lucha Libre: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4ab2we

TVC Deportes Leyenda de Lucha Libre #14 – Climax: http://ul.to/etf6s5br

Matches Missing From Last Week

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-17 
taped 2014-05-13 @ Arena México
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/gfkkcd
1) Acero & Fantasy vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia 
http://www.sendspace.com/file/vo9krw
2) 
Metálico, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, El Rebelde 
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cz1tqk
Stellar Moments
http://www.sendspace.com/file/x9xwts
3) 
Estrellita, Marcela, Skadi vs Dalys, La Comandante, Zeuxis 
http://www.sendspace.com/file/qhxq90
4) 
Blue Panther, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Boby Zavala, Ephesto, Terrible 
http://www.sendspace.com/file/68v98k
5) 
Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
http://www.sendspace.com/file/3jz840
Ending

http://www.sendspace.com/file/7wbn6u

AAA on Televisa: 2014-05-22
taped 2014-05-04 @ Teatro Al Aire Libre del Parque Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/bidwp0
1) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
http://www.sendspace.com/file/yrzl8k
2) Bengala, El Elegido, Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr., Texano
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cc7f7c
Yo Soy Psycho Clown
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rvsyij
3) Blue Demon, Electroshock, La Parka vs Chessman, Silver King, Villano IV
http://www.sendspace.com/file/m3ykq2

This Week

CMLL on Terra: 2014-05-20
taped 2014-05-20 @ Arena México
1) Metatrón & Sensei vs Espanto Jr. & Zayco
http://ul.to/yv2o18r5
2) Goya Kong, La Vaquerita, Silueta vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
http://ul.to/l509emqu
3) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Starman vs Disturbio, Hooligan, Metálico
http://ul.to/yu139ibh
4) Dragon Lee vs Hechicero in a En Busca de un Idolo match
http://ul.to/ticcm1ny
5) Star Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr. in a En Busca de un Idolo match
http://ul.to/w56rr4r8

CMLL on Terra: 2014-05-23
taped 2014-05-23 @ Arena México
1) Black Panther & Pegasso vs Canelo Casas & El Rebelde
http://ul.to/g04j97fk
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis
http://ul.to/45q57gz3
3) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Valiente vs Felino, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
http://ul.to/hioafthn
4) Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Negro Casas vs Cachorro, Hechicero, Virus
http://ul.to/agkbc0k6

AAA on Televisa: 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-17 @ Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula, Chiapas
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/m0hktg
1) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
http://www.sendspace.com/file/u85ojt
2) Alan Stone, Axel, El Elegido vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/w0et9u
3) Cibernético, Fénix, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Chessman, Pentagón Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/1i6jx4

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-13 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show: http://ul.to/kzwapjjk
1) Metatrón & Sagrado vs Puma & Tiger and Sky Kid & Smaker and El Cuatrero & Sansón
http://www.sendspace.com/file/4d1d9x
2) Black Panther, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Kamaitachi, Magnum, Shigeo Okumura
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rvw972
3) Gallo vs Sangre Azteca in a lightning match
http://www.sendspace.com/file/0pv4dn
4) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
http://www.sendspace.com/file/iesuno

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-20 @ Arena México
1) Goya Kong, La Vaquerita, Silueta vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
http://www.sendspace.com/file/jgv438
2) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Starman vs Disturbio, Hooligan, Metálico
http://www.sendspace.com/file/uxgjzj
Mistico Nueva Era Vignette
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cm0wbx
3) Diamante Azul, Máscara Dorada, Rey Cometa vs Puma, Terrible, Tiger
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fzrce6
4) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero © vs Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. for the CMLL World Trios Championship
http://www.sendspace.com/file/u2xi4b
Ending
http://www.sendspace.com/file/7wjzbg

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-16 @ Arena México
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/r0aiof
1) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
http://www.sendspace.com/file/a7n67d
Mid Show Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/1fx6gy
2) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mephisto, Ripper
http://www.sendspace.com/file/67puar
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Shocker
http://www.sendspace.com/file/q6h8t8

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-09 @ Arena México
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/sok7xv
1) Marco Corleone, Titán, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
2) Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
3) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

CMLL on Terra: 2014-05-25
taped 2014-05-25 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Molotov vs Akuma & Cholo
http://ul.to/4ggt47oj
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Universo 2000
http://ul.to/3j3x3sn8
3) Gallo, Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
http://ul.to/w0iwh4xb
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, Sagrado vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
http://ul.to/2gf2ykt6
5) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Titán vs Niebla Roja, Pierroth, Shocker
http://ul.to/s8qkxf5g
6) Volador Jr. vs Rush
http://ul.to/x690uqip

CMLL Puebla: 2014-05-25
taped 2014-05-12 @ Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Milenium, Tigre Rojo vs Centauro de Fuego, Cholo, Inquisidor
http://www.sendspace.com/file/uocn55
2) Asturiano, Meyer, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Warrior
http://www.sendspace.com/file/0bqh77
3) Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Cavernario, Ephesto, Misterioso Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/dzniwn
4) La Máscara, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
http://www.sendspace.com/file/3x0lzy
5) Diamante Azul vs Ripper for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship
http://www.sendspace.com/file/qu0e6a

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-05-25
taped 2014-05-18 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Panthro, Pasion Kristal, Tigre Universitario vs Coco Viper, La Momia, Vaquero Romo
http://www.sendspace.com/file/jzqq4w
2) Drago (AAA) & La Parka Jr. vs Silver King & Texano Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/if2vop
3) Atomo & Lady Maravilla vs Poly Star & Solovino
http://www.sendspace.com/file/6ub0d7
4) Desafio vs Memo VallesGalactar [KDNA CHAMP]
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8zuari

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CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-03

recap

taped 2014-04-29 @ Arena México
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X-Fly loses his hair again, title match for next Sunday

photo, from an unrelated show, by Black Terry Jr.

CMLL (SUN) 05/25/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Meteoro b Reycko
Reycko replaced Relampago Azul
2) El Divino & El Ídolo b El Yaqui & Infierno
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Explosivo b Ángel del Mal
4) Exterminador & Javier Cruz Jr. DQ Espectrum & Évola
Rudos DQed in the first for excessive violence, then in the second again when Evola fouled Exterminador.
5) Boby Zavala, Cavernario, Demonio Maya b Black Metal, Esfinge, Metatrón
Rudos took 1/3. Cavernario pulled Metal’s mask and rolled him up in the third.
6) Black Panther, Cachorro, Diamante Azul b Mr. Águila, Olímpico, Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 2/3, Azul beating Euforia.

A show I forgot happened. Black Panther working openers on DF shows and main events here is a bit of a stretch.

IWRG (SUN) 05/25/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Alfa b Anubis Black
billed as Alfa & Omega vs Atomic Star & Electro Boy.
2) Látigo & Omega b Ciclon Black & Hip Hop Man
Omega replaced Anubis Black. Hip Hop Man challenged Latigo a hair vs mask match.
3) Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, Imposible b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
Imposible is a tecnico now for some reason. Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Demon Clown, Trauma I, Trauma II b Hijo De Dos Caras, Relámpago, Súper Nova
Rudos took 2/3, Demon Clown pulling Dos’ mask and beating him.
5) X-Fly L Hijo de Máscara Año 2000EternoHijo de Pirata Morgan [mask, hair, prison fatal]
Everyone was confined in the cage for 10 minutes, then they could just escape. X-Fly used a fork on Eterno. Mascara escaped first, then crowd favorite Eterno. X-Fly tried to escape but Eterno threw powder in his face to force him back down. Pirata narrowly beat X-Fly out.

IWRG recap refers to “X-Fly’s slump in apuesta matches.” Right. I could never be as cynical and as cold hearted as the people who keep putting X-Fly in apuesta matches.

Rob has highlights of 02/28/14 CMLL.

Black Terry Jr. has photos from Sunday’s WMC show.

CMLL has their promo for Friday.

This week’s lucha magazine covers.

Lineups

source: http://www.cmll.com/01_cartelera/img_arenacol/domingo.JPG

CMLL (SUN) 06/01/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Robin & Sensei vs Cholo & Zayco
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Dragon Lee, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Metálico, Ramstein, Raziel
4) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Skándalo, Tiger, Virus
5) Titán © vs Niebla Roja [MEX WELTER]
Titan’s third defense
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Felino, Negro Casas, Ripper

Marco Corleone doesn’t get easy matches – he’s always stuck with one of the annoying guys. Titan versus Niebla Roja should be really good and it’s probably the better building to run it. Skandalo is working higher than normal, though the rudo side is weaker than normal. Oro/Metalico feud moves to Sundays. Bam Bam working two weeks in a row?

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CMLL (SUN) 06/01/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío vs Marvel
2) El Brillante & William Rock vs Furia Nazi & Jocker
3) Virgo vs Rey Trueno
4) Black Metal, Esfinge, Gallo vs Boby Zavala, Cavernario, Demonio Maya
5) Exterminador vs Évola [hair]
6) Sagrado, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Mr. Águila

Listed as part of the 55th Anniversary celebration. I still figure Exterminador turning tecnico is a short term idea to set up him going away and mabe I’ll still be right.

06/07 AAA TV Lineup (Orizaba) – Verano de Escandalo, Sin Cara’s new name is Mistico

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AAA TV (SAT) 06/07/2014 Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz
***Verano de Escandalo, 2014***
1) Aerostar, Ludxor, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Súper Fly
2) El Elegido, Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Silver King
3) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
4) Angélico vs Dark ScoriaAustralian SuicideBengalaHijo del FantasmaFénixPentagón Jr.Jack Evans [AAA CRUISER, #1 Contenders, semifinal]
winner faces Aerostar (and Daga?) at some other time.
5) Psycho Clown vs Texano © [AAA HEAVY]
Texano’s 11 defense, though first on TV since October (and third straight against Psycho Clown.)
6) Cibernético, La Parka, Mistico vs Averno, Chessman, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Update:

AAA says this card is “not official”. Which is completely accurate, they haven’t officially released this card yet.

Original Post: 

Air Date: 06/14 and 06/21? Sure, sounds good.

Poster is found here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=305477462949080 - note user complains about too many darn tournaments on these big AAA shows. AAA hasn’t confirmed this lineup yet and may not be able to until after Celaya if they’re holding Mistico’s name until then.

Let’s start there: they’re actually going to just call him Mistico! He’s even pictured with his Mistico mask on the poster. That’s obviously the strongest name to use him under. AAA seems to have no fear about using CMLL owned names. No idea why, but it’s happening.

That match is going to be a big deal. The Psycho/Texano match is what they’ve been build towards for the last 7 months and really needs to be a title change at this point or it’s going to be very tough to care about AAA’s long builds again.

What is going on with Daga? I am so confused. That eight way match should be really good, but I’m not sure why it’s actually occurring. Maybe this will be explained on TV next week.

The bottom half of the card is more normal TV stuff. This is like most non-TripleMania AAA big events, where one or two storylines get to a turning point and the rest of the show is a normal show. They did remember Aerostar and Super Fly are feuding – this is the first time they’ve faced each other after breaking up five months ago.

No women’s title match, so whatever the contenders match is setting up in Celaya won’t be for a while. Maybe either that or the cruiserweight title will be decided in Puebla – the next show, on 06/13.

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CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-05-03

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taped 2014-04-22 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
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Rush defeats Volador (wtih some help), Niebla Roja/Titan, DTU in DF

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DTU (SAT) 05/24/2014 Deportivo Pavón, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del RingFuria de Titanes]
1) Alfa (IWRG), Arceus, Omega (IWRG), Shadow b Alex Guajardo, Fulgor (Durango), Halcón 2000, Rey Templario
2) Jimmy, Kevin, Tommy b Energy, Gremlin, Kalibus
Los Nerds have won every match on their debut tour.
3) Rocky Lobo b Artikus, Lanzeloth
intra-Dinastia Crazy battle.
4) Chik Tormenta, JC MaClean, Keira b Estrella Explosiva, La Magnifica, Reina Dorada
Reina Dorada had a rough night.
5) Drastik Boy b Impulso, Arez, Slayer Pack, Freelance, Belial, Septimo Dragon
Drastick beat Impulso. Money thrown in.
6) Ángel o Demonio, Demente Extreme, Ovett b Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Fantasma de la Ópera, Shadow and Cíclope, Miedo Extremo, Paranoiko
Cerebro Negro was said to have a relapse in his recovery from respiratory illness. Shadow worked twice to replace him.
7) Crazy Boy & Super Crazy b Decnnis & Tony Rivera and Radge & Violento Jack and Black Fire & Chica Ye-Ye and Dinamic Black & Mike Segura
Ragde replaced Aeroboy. Team Crazy defeated Jack & Ragde, then challenged Jack & Aeroboy for a double apuesta match. Violento Jack accepted.
8) Flamita b Joe Lider, Shane Strickland, Jinzo, Pesadilla, Ángel del Misterio, Kaleth
Joe Lider replaced Ricky Marvin (worked AAA TV instead.) Flamita beat Strickland. Money thrown in.

Attendance was not strong and blamed on rain. It seems like a bigger building than usual as well. DTU’s tour wraps up in Poza Rica tonight.

Stukita/Terra

CMLL (SUN) 05/25 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, LuchaWorldTerra]
1) Akuma & Cholo b Bengala & Molotov Bengala & Molotov vs Akuma & Cholo, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Stukita b Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Universo 2000 Bam Bam, Electrico, Stukita vs Demus 3 on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Arkángel de la Muerte, Sangre Azteca, Skándalo b Gallo, Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón Gallo, Super Halcon Jr., Triton vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Sangre Azteca, Skandalo, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Skandalo’s DF return and Gallo’s first DF appearance in a couple years. Arkangel and Gallo feuded a bit. Rudos took 2/3.
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto b Blue Panther, Fuego, Sagrado Blue Panther, Fuego, Sagrado vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 2/3, Mephisto defeating Panther.
5) Niebla Roja, Pierroth, Shocker b La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Titán La Mascara, Marco Corleone, Titan vs Niebla Roja, Pierroth, Shocker, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3, Niebla Roja beating Titan with his double chickenwing faceslam both times. Roja demanded a title match and took Titan’s mask post match. Better match than expected.
6) Rush b Volador Jr. Volador Jr. vs Rush, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rush jumped Volador with help from a Volador distraction and threatened a martinete, but Tirantes stopped it. Rush was eventually DQed for stomping Volador in the corner too long. Rush won the second fall clean with a dropkick in the corner. Rush bumped referee Tirantes out of the ring after a Volador backcracker in the third. Volador got the visual pin, then took a backcracker from La Mascara. Rush added a senton and covered as Tirantes climbed back in to count three. Volador challenged for hair match, but Rush refused.

Better than expected show with the fifth match succeeding by working the match differently. La Mascara couldn’t refuse to get along with his partners because they were too busy brawling elsewhere. Roja and Titan played off each other well. I have pretty high expectations for that match.

Main event was not the all out Volador/Rush match it could’ve been – they’re still in the process of repeating the new setup for a month in hopes everyone gets it.

Rob has highlights of 02/25/14 CMLL.

DoradaFan has highlights of 04/22/2014 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and a recap of the En Busca de un Idolo trios.

The Gladiatores mark eight years of existence.

Segunda Caida reviews Cavernario vs Cachorro and 04/26/14 Lucha Azteca.

Super Libre talked a lot about the upcoming Arena Jalisco match.

A recap of a recent CMLL spot show in Cuernavaca notes this was Canelo Casas’s debut there as a rudo. He had been wrestling their locally prior to his CMLL debut. Canelo has not been strong as a rudo so far, and I wonder if it’s Angel de Plata situation where he’s on the wrong side.

Brief profile of Alfonso Ramos Salazar, who’s been promoting lucha and boxing in Xalapa since 1972.

05/24 AAA TV Results (Tuxtla Gutiérrez)

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AAA TV (SAT) 05/24/2014 Explanada del Parque Bicentenario, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas [AAA]
1) Ludxor, Niño Hamburguesa, Venum b Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Fresero Jr.
Hamburguesa splash on Fresero.
2) Machine Rocker, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie b El Elegido, Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata
Mamba beat Mascarita Sagrada with a powerbomb.
3) Aerostar b Ricky MarvinAxelPsicosisSteve PainEterno [AAA CRUISER, #1 Contenders]
Listed originally as Daga defending the title, but Daga did not appear for reasons not yet explained – he may have been stripped of the title. Psicosis replaced him, while Ricky Marvin replaced Bengala. Aerostar beat Steve Pain for the win (may have been one pin to a finish) and was said to be the first finalist in a some sort of tournament for a title match.
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr. b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Billed as a title match, but apparently was non-title after all. Fantasma beat Monster Clown won and Texano celebrated with Psycho’s mask after the match.
5) Averno, Black Warrior, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo b Bengala, Fénix, La Parka
Averno was the mystery rudo, with Bengala as the mystery tecnico. Averno beat Bengala with the Devil’s Wings for the win, but the lights went out and Mystery Man In White faced off with him to end the show. The Mystery Man appeared in a Mistico mask, then took it off to reveal an all white mask with gold eye covering.

Air Date: 05/31. If the recent pattern holds, the top 3 will air on Televisa and the first 2 will air on UTDN on 06/05.

This is a plans change edition of AAA TV! They went from two title matches to none with no particular explanation.

Tercera description is described like it’s a tournament for a vacant championship, but there’s no mention of Daga forfeiting the title – or Daga at all. Daga mentioned on Tercera Caida this past week about how he prefers wrestling on the indies than AAA because of the freedom, but it’d still be surprising for him to leave AAA, especially without losing a title. Maybe there’s an injury we haven’t been told about?

Aerostar won? Aerostar won! It just goes to prove that harassing people on Twitter talent wins out in the end. Whatever’s going on, it was was very clear this was the first part of a tournament and so there’s got to be another part of it - likely an added match in Celaya. Pentagon Jr., Fenix, Jack Evans, Suicide, Angelico, Drago, Venum, Ludxor, and Super Fly could all figure in. Heck, Bengala missed the first part, maybe he can come back in the second part.

Trios title change is probably more just realizing they rather do the trios title match in Celaya instead and not bothering to let people know they had changed this card.

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Bengala/Marvin worked twice (unless they stuck someone else in the suit, which is not impossible) because they’re holding Sin Cara out of the ring probably all the way until Verano de Escandalo. I would be surprised if he actually fights in Celaya but maybe they announce the name. AAA’s being careful to give a little bit more of the new identity each appearance – this time was his new mask – and the name is the big one left.

And it’s possible that name may end up being Mistico by the time AAA’s done. AAA actually posted that on Twitter as the name, then quickly deleted it. The assumption last night was the problem was with using that name, but it might have actually just been with using that name too soon.

This was another free show, but this was also a gigantic crowd. The arena looks like a bandshell, with plenty of ringside seating and thousand and thousands of park seating stretching back from the arena to a near by monument. I’m not sure how much the people could see the show from the way back, but it’s going to look massive on television. It appears to be the second biggest crowd of the year so far to Rey de Reyes and may end up the biggest non-major show attendance of the year.

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