taped 2013-09-06 @ Arena Mexico
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IWRG (THU) 10/10/2013 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Araña de Plata Jr. b Seiya
2) Fulgor I & Fulgor II b Alfa & Omega
3) Alan Extreme, Canis Lupus, Fresero Jr. b Centvrión, Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic
4) Trauma I, Trauma II, Veneno DQ Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
Tecnicos took 1/3. 911 faked a foul in the second, Trauma II in the third.
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Toscano b El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., X-Fly
Tecnicos took 1/3.
There are very limited pictures, but I did not see a TV camera in any of them. That would mean Sunday is the taping. Again, Sunday’s show is a CMLL/Furor production, next Thursday is an AAA/RCH show, so IWRG proper is not back until 10/20.
Today’s CMLL show is based around the returning Rey Bucanero & Tama Tonga, teaming up with Terrible against La Sombra, Marco Corleone and tag challenger Rush. Tonga arrived a couple days ago, and said he and Bucanero are on the same page and he doesn’t care who challenges for the tag team titles. In the undercard, Brazo de Plata and Rey Escorpion face off one more time before their hair match, Dallys starts on the ruda side, and Titan versus Averno appears to be the TV main event.
Turnout might be down from usual; the Mexican National Futbol Team has a critical home game versus Panama which starts the same time as this show. CMLL is doing a 2×1 deal for anyone with a Mexican team jersey – you have to wear a green jersey, and you get a seat in the green section. That might be a cool visual, though I’d think if you were excited enough to wear a jersey you’d probably rather go watch the game.
The Mexico City Box Y Lucha Libre commission is sponsoring an eight hour marathon show, where the price of ticket is 50 pesos worth of hurricane relief donation. CMLL, IWRG, AULL and anyone other promotion they can find will be participating. I would so go to this show, start to get bored around hour four, then get way into it around hour six.
- Finish from Fenix’s seven Fusion title defense last Friday in Queretaro. Rey Gonzales, who wasn’t listed in the cage of death match, is the guy who lost the cage of death match on that show.
- Carlos Hernández Valdés’ El Amigo de Siempre website has launched.
- Rocky Lobo and Lanceloth won a main event four way tag on a show benefit Tulancingo luchador Sangre Guerrera.
- Brazo de Oro was working as referee at a Telcel sponsored CMLL show in Cuernavaca.
- Lucha libre t-shirt creator Talavision is having a 7th Anniversary party on 10/24.
- SuperLuchas asks if LA Park is coming back to CMLL to fight Sombra. No, he’s not.
- Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at the Villano trio of I, IV and V and Solmar.
- The strange Mistico Negro is now on a show with Sombra & Herodes Jr.
- There’s a lucha libre tag in Cicero, Illinois on 10/20.
AAA TV (THU) 10/10/2013 Plaza de Toros Jorge Guiterrez, Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Lucha Libre AAA]
1) Dinastía, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata b Mamba, Mini Charly Manson, Taya Valkyrie
Faby submitted Taya. Cuervo was hanging out near ringside during the match and attacked her after. Faby fought him off but the rest of La Secta attacked. Cuervo asked Taya if she’d like to take Faby’s hair, and suggested they challenge for the mixed tag titles.
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans b Daga, Psicosis, Steve Pain
Moved to the second. Australian Suicide was the mystery person, as usual, and was welcomed to AAA by taking Psicosis staples to the chest. Gringos hit their usual move on Steve Pain for the win.
3) Fénix & Octagón b Eterno & Pentagón Jr.
Moved to the third. Fenix landed a tornillo on Eterno.
4) Cuervo, Espíritu, Ozz, Scoria b Cibernético, El Mesías, Electroshock, La Parka
La Secta beat Cibernetico via foul after Faby ran in (and was no help.)
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Texano Jr. [cage]
Made a cage match. Order of escape was Monsther, Silver, Murder, Mascara and Psycho gave Texano a Canadian Destroyer to escape. La Secta attacked Psycho Circus after the match and challenged for the trios titles.
Air Date: 10/19. This looks like a one show taping, which usually means only the top 4 air on UTDN – but they ran that angle in the opener so maybe they find a way to air all five? Or maybe one of 2/3 gets cut.
La Secta running over everyone on this taping (though I’d be surprised if the semiman wasn’t 75% the tecnicos getting all their usual spots, because that’s just the way they’re going to work these matches.) AAA continues to build to Guerra de Titanes, which is great except for Heroes Inmortales being next Friday.
Happy to see a new direction for Psycho Circus. It does seem to imply something about the title match next Friday.
Rare sighting of the six sided ring! Not sure if they needed it just for the cage or just pure randomness.
Todo x el Todo this week, if you want a different reason to talk about Hijo del Santo.
== AAA ==
AAA-Televisa: First and probably only week from SLP. Which makes it easy to figure – top 2 (three way tag, Texano vs Psycho Clown) air on Televisa, with the other three way match and the Gringos trios added on UTDN/Regional.
== CMLL ==
FOX: Pesta Negra vs Atlantis, La Mascara, Marco and Estetas versus Avernos.
52MX: Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Virus! I am so thrilled I get to watch this again. Also something with the Guerreros and Atlantis that went about five minutes.
C3: Tag Team tournament final, Rey Cometa vs Namajague feud
TVC Deportes (Puebla): main event is Angel de Oro, La Mascara, La Sombra vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Ultimo Guerrero, but the match you care about is the maestros trios.
En Busca de un Idolo: I was a week behind. Vangellys vs Stuka and Valiente vs Fuego in the second matches of the second round
Terra: Titan vs Averno on Friday, Atlantis/La Mascara/Titan vs Ephesto/Mephisto/Volador
== Other ==
IWRG-AYM Sports: No telling which show they’ll air, but Thursday was an IWRG show and Sunday is a CMLL one.
Noches de Coliseo: Probably the Kato Kung Lee tribute show.
IWL: If it airs, it should be more of the 09/14 show (WWA Trios, Porros vs DTU, IWL Heavyweight)
DTU: I figured out this is tough to figure out when you’re writing it while the show is on the air. They should be wrapped up with the Arena Solidaridad show, so maybe they’ll be on to the 09/19 Arena Cuatro Caminos taping.
TxT: first part of the Leon taping, which usually means the first three matches. A Bobby Lee & Rayman vs Heddi Karaoui & Zumbi tag match as a TV main event.
Wagner on attack, Super Libre Plus Rules, Demon added to Heroes Inmortales, tag title match on 10/18
CMLL posted video of the Rey Escorpion/Brazo de Plata hair match signing. Rey Escorpion vowed to break Super Porky’s jaw, which I guess is another way for Porky to lose weight. CMLL also sent out the offical Super Libre Plus rules:
- closed fists punches and chokes are legal
- there are no pinfalls
- only win by submission or knockout (or probably still DQ)
- participants will use protective gear on their hands (gloves), mouth (mouth guard) and face
So, MMA rules. The idea is CMLL will allow them to fight a street fight rules, but “respect the essence of wrestling.” (It’s too bad they couldn’t have figured this out for Wagner & Park.) No mention of how many falls, but it’s got to be one.
This is the second gimmick rules match in CMLL in a short amount of time, and it’s a promotion who never does these sort of things. This feels like the start of a pattern and some changes, but it may still depend on how it’s received. (I generally wonder what the fans who chanted Fraude feel about this drift from CMLL’s very old school ways.) It’s also an appeal to people who like MMA or MMA style matches, and I have no feeling for how big or small that is in Mexico (though UFC is apparently coming to the country in April.)
CMLL has also announced the Tama Tonga & Rey Bucanero versus Rush & La Mascara title defense will also take place on 10/18. CMLL is indeed loading up that card to run against WWE.
AAA tapes tonight in Tlahuelilpan (8 pm start.) Generally, it appears to be a running in place show, which could air after Heroes Inmortales takes place and not really change anything. The main event Consejo versus Psycho Circus match is now listed as “lucha en jaula”. That’s how the Naucalpan main was listed, but no cage was ever otherwise hyped, there was no cage for the match and the whole thing was never mentioned again. One Arm Scoria is still listed in the semimain, which is an Atomicos and may be enough to hide him. The best shot at a good match is the Angelico/Jack/probably Suicide vs Psicosis/Daga/Steve Pain tercera.
AAA’s also quietly announced the mystery luchador in the Copa Antonio Pena tournament: it’s Blue Demon Jr., according to the tournament preview they sent out. Blue Demon was a major part of AAA’s build up to both Rey de Reyes and TripleMania, and had not been mentioned since that event. Canek and Villano IV have likewise disappeared for no obvious reason (though it could be “IWL bookings” and “injuries” in that order.) Demon is the AAA Latin American champion, having beat Mesias for it at TripleMania. His block looks very odd – Demon’s against his friend Axel, fellow tecnico Octagon, and rudo with tecnico skills Daga. Maybe they’ll work an all technical match?
Dr. Wagner Jr. was interviewed by Metro about his injury and issues with AAA. (The article includes the graphic picture of his wound.) Wagner says he has no idea why he was attack, and his doctor told him he’d be out a mouth for rest and rehab. Dr. Wagner does not believe the attack has anything to do with his recent troubles with AAA, and there’s a sidebar where Hijo del Santo moonwalks his previous statement, saying he never said AAA and the only problems with AAA are the legal ones. Getting back to the name issue, Dr. Wagner says if AAA presents a Wagner in the US, it will be a fraud. He says he never was told AAA was trademarking Dr. Wagner, and they never asked him for permission.
Info on Casandro, Mascara Dorada, Sangre Azteca and Dragon Rojo’s trip to France on Friday and Saturday. I neglected to link to this earlier, but it’s the obvious explanation of why the three CMLL luchadors were pulled from cards.
The Japanese Vida La Vida blog says he had talked to Dos Caras Sr. back in June, and Dos had mentioned he was having injury issues with one of his feet and was considering moving to Florida to live closer to his sons, which both may explain why he’s retiring. June would’ve been before Hijo de Dos Caras was cut from FCW, which could affect his relocation plan.
AAA has tonight’s full UTDN airing, the second half of Plan Sexenal, up early.
IWL has announced a 12/14 show in Mexico City with a Canek/Hijo del Canek vs Wagner Jr./Wagner III vs LA Park/Hijo de LA Park vs Pirata Morgan/Hijo de Piarta main event for a new IWL Dinastia title. IWL spends more money on title belts then they do on the first two-thirds of their card.
I was on Figure Four Daily with Bryan Alvarez and Dr. Lucha to talk about my Mexico trip one more (last) time, and all the news in lucha libre. It’s a free (gratis!) show if you’d like to listen.
Rob has highlights of 03/22/13 CMLL.
Lucha Libre in Japan
Over in Dragon Gate, Tomahawk said a couple of his friends from Mexico would be coming. It appears to be Flamita & Rocky Lobo, who’ve been connected with Dragon Gate previously and said they’d be headed to a foreign country soon on last night’s Tercera Caida.
CMLL (TUE) 10/15/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Akuma & Herodes Jr.
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Fantasy vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Pegasso vs Boby Zavala [lightning]
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Thunder vs Euforia, Felino, Mr. Niebla
6) La Sombra, Shocker, Titán vs Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr.
The returning Shocker and the even more returning Mr. Aguila. Main event VERY subject to change. (Also, Morphosis?)
Fourth is a rematch, so the Cometa/Namajague is an issue going forward. Between this and the possible set up to an Arena Coliseo Tag Team title match on Friday, we may be seeing the beginning of the end for the Japanese Demon in CMLL.
Minis match could be good. Minis matches on Tuesday SHOULD be good; it’s their only reasonable shot of making TV. They’ll still turn up on the internet, but the internet is not TV. The women are in the same position – I don’t think a match from the Dallys turn has made TV – but the women will occasionally get added to a TV show they should not have otherwise been on. The minis are not afforded those courtesies and might as well take advantage of the opportunities they get.
IWL (TUE) 11/05/2013 Arena Aficion
1) Gotita de Plata, Jhonky, Kid Jaguar vs Aspid, Medics I, Sacristan Del Diablo
2) Arceus, Fly Metalik, Fly Warrior, Flyer vs ATM, ATM 1, ATM Gold, ATM Super and Arkanos, Medics 3, Quimico, Shadow
3) Último Gladiador & Último Vampiro vs Dinamic Black & Fresero Jr. [IWL TAG]
Ultimos are champions. First defense.
4) Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett, Perico vs Aero Boy, Demente Extreme, Hormiga, Violento Jack [IWL TRIOS]
Los Porros are champions. Trios title on the line in an atomicos.
5) Zumbido vs Fantasma de la Ópera, Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Freelance, Cerebro Negro, Pantera I, Súper Ratón, Súper Pinocho, Súper Muñeco, Halcón 2000, Tony Rivera, Ninja de Fuego, Suicida, Loco Max [cage, hair, mask]
IWL count: 45! That’s low, they’ll have to add two or three more matches.
Anyone has a chance to lose in an IWL main event, but Halcon 2000 sticks out. He’s worked opening card matches and the name has been recycled by IWRG at least three different times. He really doesn’t belong there.
Trios titles on the line in an atomicos!
IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-09-16
taped 2013-09-12 @ Arena Naucalpan
Ciclón Black, Guerrero Mixtico, Tony Rivera vs Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Fulgor I – GREAT. I have no idea how this came off live, but it easily made the grade live. The young guys were good, but Tony Rivera and Black Terry were just awesome against each other. This has turned out to be a really strong feud.
Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-09-14 – don’t air four matches in an hour show, please
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-09-14
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-09-14
AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2013-09-15
Matches To Watch Later