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IWRG, Steve Pain, Pequeno Warrior

IWRG (WED) 07/09/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG Facebook]
1) Electro Boy b Vampiro Metálico II
2) Hijo De La Bestia & Zurdog b Capitán Muerte & Matrix Jr.
3) Rayan & Spartan b Payaso De Plata & Payaso Extremo
main show debuts for the Payasos, who promptly lost in straight falls.
4) Alan Extreme, Golden Magic, Metaleon DQ Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
Tecnicos took 2/3. Dibalo fouled Golden Magic in the third, which went undetected by one referee but was belatedly caught by the other.
5) Diva Salvaje, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno DQ Canis Lupus, Eterno, Fuerza Guerrera [lumberjack strap]
Apolo ran in and fouled Veneno, but again a ref figured it out after the fact.

Way to run the same surprise finish twice in a row.

Steve Pain says he’s going to win the Cruiserweight championship at TripleMania if he gets a chance, figuring it’s all good as long as the the title stays with a member of Anarquia. (Daga’s plan to add his buddies was really kind of dumb.) Pain mentions in the interview that it’s possible more luchadors will be added to that match.

Pequeno Warrior was interviewed on Tercera Caida, looking for indy bookings. The after the show video is here. Pequeno Warrior mentions he’s available to be booked as Mini Psicosis or Mini Winners too. We’ve never heard him being associated with the later name before. There was a Mini Winners in 1992-1993 AAA who never made TV, though Pequeno Warrior has said he only started wrestling in 1995. That name popped back up in 2006 (when he was just about done with AAA) and 2008 (when he was starting in CMLL.)

LuchaWorld has a recap of this week’s CMLL Informa (which you can see here) and KrisZ’s news update. In addition to the press conference info, CMLL Informa mentioned that the plan is to start uploading the non-televised Tuesday lightning matches and link to it on CMLL’s video page, and JCR said Thunder was still with CMLL but recovering from an undisclosed injury in Australia. Even if that’s not a cover story, I would be surprised if Thunder’s seen again.

Segunda Caida adds the En Busca de un Idolo trios to their best of the year list.

Dragon Azteca, a luchador for Salamanca, is in a coma after banging his head on the floor. The promotion is running a benefit for his hospital expensive. The link includes a clip of the incident.

Ohtani’s Jacket watches some recent lucha.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 07/13/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Ciclon Black & Sky Ángel vs Atomic Star & Electro Boy
2) Látigo & Metaleon vs Anubis Black & Hijo De La Bestia
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Veneno vs Relámpago, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Diva Salvaje, Súper Nova, Toscano vs Eterno, Fuerza Guerrera, X-Fly
5) Hijo De Dos Caras & Máscara Sagrada vs Demon Clown & Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

So they are running Sunday, but not with any match I’d like to see. And I have no idea what’s going on in the tercera. Is Veneno a rudo? Is Relampago?

great match roundup, week of 2014-06-21

Great/Excellent matches

AAA on Televisa: 2014-06-21
taped 2014-06-07 @ Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz
Aerostar, Ludxor, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Súper Fly: GREAT.

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-06-21
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-06-21
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-06-21

Matches To Watch Later
CMLL Puebla: 2014-06-22
taped 2014-06-09 @ Arena Puebla
La Sombra vs Shocker:

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CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-06-14

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taped 2014-06-06 @ Arena México
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07/27 AAA TV Lineup (Ecatepec)

AAA TV (SUN) 07/27/2014 Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México
1) Dinastía, Mini Drago, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown
2) Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
3) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Eterno & Steve Pain and Sensacional Carlitos & Tommy Diablo
4) Australian Suicide, Drago, Fénix vs Daga, Dark Cuervo, Pentagón Jr.
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Texano Jr., Zorro
6) Electroshock, La Parka, Myzteziz vs Averno, Black Warrior, Chessman

Air Date: 08/02 and 08/09. That pushes Teziutlan to 08/16 and TripleMania takes over from there and everything makes sense now. I’m relieved.

That also means that anything left which needs to be set up for TripleMania ought to be set up here, and there does seem to be a decent amount of stuff left. That main event should be busy.

Tommy Diablo is from Puerto Rico’s WWC and Carlitos was last seen there. I have no idea if they are good or bad, but there are probably people who are reading this who can give their opinions in the comments. They’re a random inclusion at this point. The match should be good with or without them, but it would only make sense to debut them here if they also had some role on TripleMania.

Fourth match could be very good and the minis match has a strong chance as well. Semimain continues Texano/Psycho, second has Taya/Faby.

Oddly enough, there was already a show promoted for that building on that day. It probably got booted to a different date or canceled altogether. Emo Extreme is going to be even more Emo.

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CMLL Juicio Final 2014: Casas vs Rush, women’s double apuesta match

The main event for August 1st CMLL Juicio Final event will be the long awaited Negro Casas versus Rush hair vs hair match. The two agreed to the match last year but (in storyline and maybe real life) CMLL could never decided when to do the match. Rush, Casas and CMLL agreed to the date today.

It’ll be a night of (at least) two hair cuts and one mask being lost. The main event apuesta match will be joined by a tag team women’s double apuesta match. Rudas Princesa Blanca (hair) & La Seductora (mask) will face tecnicas Marcela (hair) & Princesa Sugeheit (mask). Both losing team members will lose their hair and mask and Princesa Blanca also vowed she’d retire if she lost this match.

This press conference will air (or at least be discussed) on CMLL Informa at 5pm tonight on terra.com.

Tickets go on sale 07/14. The matches from this event should air on Fox Sports 2 Mexico on August 9th and in the US on Azteca on August 16th.

Rush is the heavy favorite to defeat Negro Casas, but that may be one of the best matches of the year. Blanca & Seductora are heavy underdogs in their match despite being the rudas.

Other news mentioned at the press conference.
– Cavernario will get a spot on the FantasticaMania 2015 tour for winning En Busca de un Idolo, and will get a shot at a welterweight title. CMLL has three Welterweight titles, somehow, but this is easy enough to figure out. Mistico’s (CMLL champ) still hurt, so that means the title shot is either against Sombra (NWA) or Titan (National) and they’ve already set Cavernario up against Titan. Mistico/Cavernario would’ve been frustrating. Edit: CMLL’s news update confirms it’s Titan vs Cavernario.

– Dragon Rojo has left the Revolucionarios after having problems with them the last few weeks and has joined the tecnico side. That means Sunday’s Arena Mexico main event will be a peculiar tecnico vs tecnico match with Rojo and Volador Jr.

– Marcela, Estrellita and Sileuta are headed to Japan (for REINA in August.)

– Diamante Azul is said to be vacationing taking a three week tour of France.

Polvora vs Dragon Rojo, Mascara vs Shocker

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 07/08/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Molotov b Akuma & Cholo
2) Astral, Fantasy, Stukita b Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Esfinge, Oro Jr., Star Jr. DQ Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel
Rudos were DQed with Metalico took Oro Jr.’s mask again.
4) Puma b Black Panther [lightning]
Puma won with a foul.
5) Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla b Blue Panther, Cachorro, Titán
Rudos took 1/3.
6) Atlantis, Rey Cometa, Valiente b Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Pólvora
Polvora replaced Rey Escorpion (out a week with a stinger) on Monday. Tecnicos took 1/3. Polvora and Dragon Rojo had all sorts of problem and were fighting each other after the mask, with Polvora taking Dragon Rojo’s mask.

Dragon Rojo continues to be sad and confused on Twitter. He’s like anyone else trying to understand CMLL programming. (Juicio Final announcement today.)

The semimain repeats next week, so Cavernario’s title match may be ending up against Titan.

Great moments in the CMLL press department: the recap lists the rudos as winning the third, right above a picture of Tirantes raising Oro Jr.’s arm. (Trust the Twitter account.)

In addition to the Rey Escorpion injury noted above, CMLL.com states Pequeno Violencia will need surgery after tearing his patellar tendon last week. That recovery can take six months, so he may not be back until 2015. That leaves CMLL with only six healthy rudo minis: Pierrothito, Pequeno Olimpico, Pequeno Nitro, Demus 3:16, Mercurio and a very part time Pequeno Universo. They were probably bringing in someone to take Pequeno Warrior’s spot, and now definitely will.

CMLL (TUE) 07/08/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Metatrón & Virgo b Ráfaga & Sádico
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Gallo & Leo b Artillero & Súper Comando
Gallo replaced Esfinge (double booked). Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Boby Zavala, Olímpico, Sangre Azteca b Omar Brunetti, Sky Kid, Smaker
Rudos took 1/3, Zavala pulling Sky Kid’s mask to set up the win.
4) Máximo, Super Porky, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Pierroth
Ephesto replaced Polvora on Monday. Super Porky replaced Diamante Azul with no announcement. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush b Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
Indeseables took falls 1/3, La Mascara sneaking in a foul on Shocker.

Where do you think Diamante Azul went this year? I’m thinking World Cup. Meanwhile, I’m going to recap a Shocker versus La Mascara match in a few weeks. Some people make better decisions than others.

El Rey Network, a new cable network in the US, posted a lucha libre teaser on Twitter yesterday. What could it mean? Oh, right, that thing we all know it means. My hunch has been we’d get more firm info from the network on the AAA show sometime after the World Cup, and the World Cup ends this weekend. This teaser suggests they’re at least going to start talking about it soon.

AAA posted the minis and Pentagon Jr. dark matches from Queretaro on their YouTube channel.

LuchaMania Monterrey has a review of the LuchaMania Monterrey show (which they had an outsider actually write.)

Rob has highlights of 04/18/14 CMLL.

Segunda Caida reviews the disappointing En Busca de un Idolo cibernetico and Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Virus vs Olímpico, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero.

R de Rudo has a video interview with Los Nerds.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 07/15/2014 Arena México
1) Metatrón & Robin vs Inquisidor & Zayco
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Oro Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs El Rebelde, Hooligan, Metálico
3) Dragon Lee, Sagrado, Starman vs Okumura, Skándalo, Virus
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kamaitachi [lightning]
5) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro vs Puma, Tiger, Vangellys
6) Cavernario, Euforia, Mr. Niebla vs Máximo, Titán, Valiente

Titan/Cavernario and maybe Euforia/Valiente continue their feuds. Maximo and Niebla continue their affair.

Vangellys is not quite Negro Casas but semimain should still be good. 2/3/4 al have chances.

CMLL (TUE) 07/15/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Brillante & El Divino vs Acertijo & Magnum
2) Soberano Jr., Star Jr., Stigma vs Demonio Maya, Demonio Rojo, Ráfaga
3) Omar Brunetti, Sky Kid, Smaker vs Boby Zavala, Olímpico, Sangre Azteca
4) Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
5) La Máscara vs Shocker

Mascara Dorada returns! Maybe.

Maybe, after all this time, Mascara will be great and totally change my opinion on him. (It’s more unlikely than 7-1.)

Tercera is a rematch.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-06-14

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taped 2014-06-10 @ Arena México
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CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-06-14

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taped 2014-06-03 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara

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08/06 AAA TV Lineup (Teziutlan)


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AAA (WED) 08/06/2014 Plaza de Toros El Pinal, Teziutlan, Puebla
1) Ludxor, Niño Hamburguesa, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Fresero Jr.
2) Dinastía, El Elegido, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Demon Rocker, Mamba, Mini Charly Manson, Taya Valkyrie
3) Aerostar, Bengala, Drago vs Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr., Súper Fly
4) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
5) Fénix, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Black Warrior, Texano Jr.

Air Date: 08/09 – which means they’ll have to tape again before TripleMania? Which is a surprise because why not just make this two tapings and focus on the major show the next 11 days? Maybe there’s just another taping soon after?

Again, there’s something weird with the schedule. AAA taped three weeks of TV between Xalapa and the Hard Rock Hotel show, and there’s four weeks of TV. I guess they’re being pre-empted one week? Or there’s another taping in between to be announced? Or Mytzteziz won’t have his match announced on screen until 8 days before TripleMania unless they insert something? It’s all very strange, but AAA’s going to go four weeks without a taping unless another is announced.

This show is not strange. Third and fourth matches should be really good and other matches have chances. There doesn’t seem to be much news here – Texano and Psycho continue facing off, as do Aerostar and Super Fly and Faby and Taya – but it could still be a good matches.

Next taping is TripleMania?

Stigma vs Virus, Jarrett vs Electroshock, Park vs Wagner, ChilangaMask

CMLL (MON) 07/07/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (fotos)]
1) Paris & Robin b Ares & Guerrero Espacial
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Blue Center, Fuerza Chicana, Hijo del Signo b Dragon Lee, Milenium, Tigre Rojo Jr.
Dragon Lee is listed as wrestling, though he’s missed every match since last Tuesday. Rudos took 1/3, with Blue Center using the ropes to beat Tigre Rojo.
3) Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr. b Puma, Tiger, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3, Stigma beating Virus and challenging for his title.
4) Cavernario, Ephesto, Mr. Niebla b Máximo, Titán, Tritón
Rudos took 1/3.
5) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Guerreros took 1/3. UG fouled Atlantis in the third, Valiente pulled off UG’s mask in revenge, and Tirantes only saw Valiente’s mask pull so he DQed the tecnicos.

Stuka and Virus are set for next week. Blue Center and Tigre Rojo seems to be a feud going forward as well.

Today’s CMLL show should be back to the Dragon Rojo problems. He’s teaming up with a fellow Revolucionario – Polvora instead of Rey Escorpion, changed last night – and hasn’t fared too well with his partners of late. Valiente and Euforia also have issues from last week. The semimain includes first En Busca de un Idolo winner Titan versus current winner en Busca de un Idolo. Indeserables versus Bucanero, Terrible, Shocker main events in Guadalajara.

Other CMLL card changes include Dragon Lee being taken out of Sunday’s card, which makes me very skeptical he actually wrestled last night in Puebla. Magnus is added to that card, and Soberano moves up a match. Since Polvora is working Arena Mexico, Ephesto takes his spot in Guadalajara. Also, once again, Esfinge is booked in both Arena Mexico and Arena Coliseo Guadalajara again tonight. He’s surely in Arena Mexico and the Guadalajara crew may even know who’s replacing him, but the Guadalajara locals part of the CMLL.com lineups never get corrected.

AAA’s still teasing Jeff Jarrett versus Electroshock as a hair match, with Electroshock noting Mesias is still hurt so he’s taking up the fight for him. Should this match actually happen, which I have a hard time believing, Jarrett has to be beating Electroshock. Which would seem to mean Jarrett would’ve beat Mesias, and I don’t understand why AAA would do that so this is all confusing to me. (I don’t actually know why they’re doing that with Electroshock, except they’ve got nothing else to do with him, come to think of it.)

Vicente Viloni (real name Tomás Yankelevich), former lead tecnico of Argentina’s 100% Lucha, is now a hairdresser. The story they told at the close of the promotion was Viloni decided to retire and then the promotion fell apart, but he indicates it was the opposite order here. Viloni said he thought about opening a gym, but he’d need to be there all the time and he can work visiting sick children and birthday parties into his schedule easier if he’s cutting hair. (Hip Hop Man is doing better all the time.)

Dr. Wagner Jr.’s season of La Isla starts this weekend. Will he finish better than Shocker? (Shocker was on the first ones out when everyone else decided he was too much of a physical wreck to continue, so it’s an exceptionally low bar.) Enjoy how they mention Wagner being UWA champion but not so much AAA.

Rob has highlights of 04/15/14 CMLL and Pentagon Jr. being cruel.

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

Doradafan highlights of 05/13/14 Guadalajara

Segunda Caida reviews 05/24 Lucha Azteca.

Video of Pierroth being honored at Arena Lopez Mateos this past weekend.

Nitro is learning French while in Japan, and enjoying French food.

Myteziz heads to Juarez on 08/03.

This week’s SuperLuchas writes about 50 years of Mil Mascaras.

A SuperLuchas column on CMLL’s struggles suggests the UWA did not exist and I think implies TNA has a bigger effect on CMLL than AAA. Also, the problem for CMLL is people don’t know who Negro Casas is.

Furia de Titanes celebrates four years of existence.

Principe Aguila lost his mask in San Luis Potosi.

La Sombra is #1 on CMLL Top 10 list this week.

Lineup

IWRG (WED) 07/09/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Vampiro Metálico II vs Electro Boy
2) Capitán Muerte & Matrix Jr. vs Hijo De La Bestia & Zurdog
3) Payaso De Plata & Payaso Extremo vs Rayan & Spartan
main show debuts for the Payasos
4) Alan Extreme, Golden Magic, Metaleon vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
5) Diva Salvaje, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Eterno, Fuerza Guerrera [lumberjack strap]

Another Wednesday with more of the younger guys. Fuerza skews the average age. No idea why the main event is a lumberjack strap match. The last we saw Capitan Muerte, he was Bombero Infernal (aka Matrix Sr.) Someone else might have the name now.

No Sunday lineup as of yet. It’s possible they may be skipping a week, since the show here would normaly start not long after the World Cup final. Or it may just be IWRG putting up posters late. (Still, this is a strange Sunday to run Arena Mexico with a loaded card.)

CMLL (MON) 07/14/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Meyer, Milenium, Tigre Rojo vs Akrón, Espíritu Maligno, King Jaguar
Akron’s first match here since March.
2) Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Blue Center, Boby Zavala, El Cavernario
4) Virus © vs Stigma [CMLL SL]
Virus’ 7th defense.
5) Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

Two televised defenses and three title matches total; it’s a busy year for Virus and it’s only July. It’s also not out of the question that Stigma gets a big win in his home Puebla arena. (It would be out of the question in any other location.) Tiger Rojo Jr. and Center get higher opportunities higher up than usual as well.

Rematch in the main event might be setting up a trios title match.

All Elite (SAT) 07/19/2014 Deportivo Morelos Cuajimalpa, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Centvrión & Dinamic Black vs Emperador Azteca (IWRG) & Imposible
2) Rayman & Rey Horus vs Bestia 666 & Damián 666
3) Extreme Tiger & Huracan Ramirez Jr. vs Relámpago (Coahuila) & Zumbi
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs LA Park

Ahhh, that’s why the Tijuana guys are in. It’s probably not a great sign that the I’m only finding out about this show because there’s a listing for it on Ticketmaster; it could use some promotion.

ChilangaMask (SUN) 07/20/2014 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) ? vs ??
2) Arez vs Hormiga
3) Tempestad vs Magnifico, Tóxico DF, Radge, Hip Hop Man, Tornado
4) Impulso vs Belial
5) Astro Rey Jr., Maverick Benji, Psico Kid vs Karma, Kronoz, Obscuro
6) Zoom Driver vs Carisma [30s Style]
7) Black Terry vs Aero Boy
8) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Mohicano Sr. & Piel Roja

Match order will change on the day of the show. Star power is way down after the falling out with CMLL and Ricky Marvin being in AAA, but they’ll just have to rebuild with indy guys.

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