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CMLL (FRI) 04/11/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Terra]
1) Bengala & Robin b Akuma & Disturbio Bengala & Robin vs Akuma & Disturbio, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Pequeño Halcón b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito Astral, Electrico, Pequeno Halcon vs Demus 3 on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Feed went out during entrances and stayed out until the last couple minutes of the match.
3) Fuego, Sagrado, Tritón b Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Puma Fuego, Sagrado, Triton vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Puma, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Cavernario b Súper Halcón Jr. [En Busca de un IdoloSuper Halcon Jr. vs Cavernario in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Cavernario won via cavernaria in 9:23. Cavernario scores 7, 8, 10, 3 for a total of 28. Súper Halcón Jr. 6, 7, 7, 2 scores for a total of 22.
5) Guerrero Negro Jr. b Hechicero [En Busca de un IdoloHechicero vs Guerrero Negro Jr. in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Powerbomb in 7:52 after a submission attempt had failed and both had fallen into the ropes. Guerrero Negro Jr. scored 5, 6, 8, 4 for a total of 23. Hechicero scored 4, 6, 7, 3 for a total of 20, tied for the lowest so far.
6) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Valiente b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 1/3.
7) Máximo, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. DQ La Sombra, Rey Escorpión, Rush [Relevos Increíbles]
straight falls; Sombra tied Volador to the ropes and beat him up until the excessive violence DQ was called.

Sombra and Rush (and Rey Escorpion) worked as rudos in the main event. Dr. Lucha mentioned on his podcast that CMLL was going to de-emphasize tecnico/rudo distinctions and I assume that’s what was going on behind the main event. Rush and Sombra specifically said they weren’t turning rudo after the match. It’s just going to keep being this way when Volador and Sombra cross paths.

Judges really disliked Hechicero/Guerrero Negro Jr. much more than the people watching on Twitter. It’s possible it was designed push back after Hechicero already got off to a big lead. The judges seemed to complain that he wasn’t a rudo enough (which is tough in a rudo/rudo match) and his attitude (which was less clear.)

CMLL seems to have a secret  YouTube channel on the En Bucsa de un Idolo tournament. It has the videos they’ve been putting up on the front page of that site. Also, voting opened on Friday this week, instead of Tuesday last week.

DJ Spectro says Dick Angelo passed away. (Hijo del Santo confirms.) Angel wrestled from the late 50s until 80s, and lost his mask to El Santo in 1954.

Sexy Star and Pentagon Jr. are preparing for their mixed tag team title match with a boxing champion. How can they lose?

There’s a benefit show for Camaleon on Sunday.

Sin Cara, Averno and AAA luchadors are listed in Nuevo Laredo on 04/05. Averno has been listed then unlisted on those lineups, so I wouldn’t take it as fact he’s showing up quite yet.

Atlantis says he has no plans to retirement, has no idea when the match with Ultimo Guerrero will take place.

Diamante spotted on a random show in Nuevo Laredo.

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CMLL (FRI) 04/18/2014 Arena México
1) Flyer & Robin vs Canelo Casas & Espanto Jr.
2) Pegasso, Starman, Tritón vs Cancerbero, Hechicero, Raziel
3) Dark Angel, Marcela, Syuri vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) Dragon Lee vs Guerrero Negro Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Cachorro vs Cavernario [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Super Porky vs Euforia, Pierroth, Último Guerrero
7) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Ripper, Shocker

Video preview for the show.

Back to Volador/Ripper on top, Ultimo Guerrero/Atlantis in the semimain, and Pierroth existing in general.

The rest of the show seems better. Women’s match should be good if Syuri fits in, Cadetes del Espacio (!!!) versus Cancerberos + Hechicero should be good entertainment, and Cachorro versus Cavernario is basically the battle for #2 in the tournament. We still don’t know if they’re doing a final match or a second round, but the decision in that match might end up meaning a lot.

Lucha Fan Fest (SAT) 05/17/2014 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Argus, Aztlán, Skayde vs Mochiano II, Mohicano Jr., Piel Roja
2) ?, Estrella Negra, Kairi Hojo, Mystique vs India Mazahua, Mayu Iwatani, Princesa Mohicana, Xena
3) Belial vs Astro Rey Jr.Impulso
The Best Of Chilanga Mask
4) Io Shirai Or Alpha Female vs Star Fire [STARDOM WORLD]
whomever is champion will defend it on this show against Star Fire.
5) Matt Striker & Super Crazy vs Bryant Starr & X-Fly
6) Canek, El Fantasma, Mil Mascaras vs Astro Rey Jr., Blue Panther, Villano IV

Second match has WWS luchadoras and a couple more from Stardom. Third match looks like the best on the card. I have no idea who Bryant Star is.

Hijo del Santo says TxT on hold, relevos increible

Tonight’s Arena Mexico main event is a relevos increibles trios, teaming Rush, La Sombra and Rey Escorpion versus Volador Jr., Maximo, and Negro Casas. Main event relevos increibles are usually the precursor to someone changing sides, and Sombra did act like a rudo – or like Rush – for most of his match two Fridays ago against Volador. It still seems unlikely Sombra would be a full time rudo, but expect him to act like on again tonight. The Volador/Sombra issue should end up taking a backstage to the other feuds. At least one of Negro Casas versus Rush and Rey Escorpion versus Maximo should be happening in the next few months, and maybe tonight’s about figuring out which one is closer.

Tonight’s En Busca de un Idolo matches has the four luchadors from Thursday switching opponents. Super Halcon Jr. gets his shot against Cavernario, while Guerrero Negro Jr. taking on Hechicero in what should be the main event of the Terra broadcast.

El Hijo del Santo, doing promotional work for the Wildcoast charity, confirmed he would not be getting neck/spine surgery any time soon. The injury was the reason for his temporary retirement announcement back in November, but Hijo del Santo says the new plan is for him to wait six to eight months to see if the bones regenerate and he’s fine on his own. His wife was credited as saying similar things a couple months ago, but then went on to say Hijo del Santo would completely retire due to that injury after a couple matches teaming with his son. Santo instead position the end of his career as having done everything there is to be done (guess Solitario’s mask wasn’t that important) and just wanting to pass on the name to his son. The plan for Santo Jr. seems to be about the same: he’s expected to head back to NOAH in the summer, and then debut in Mexico under the Tempestad name until he’s ready to take on the Santo Jr. name.

Hijo del Santo also said there are no plans for any Todo x el Todo show in the near future, claiming they have to wait until after the World Cup (June to July) to get enough attention to run shows. That’s also the point where Santo should be done with his break, what they’re actually waiting for. Hijo del Santo’s does not admit TxT is essentially his vanity promotion (though funded by others), but that’s the way it’s operated so far. The TV announcers on the last show in November 2013 were heavily pushing a return date in March 2014, but it was unlikely they’d bother shows if Santo couldn’t be part of them. I just wonder if they told everyone (or if it really mattered, since they only ran a handful of shows.) Santo also said they’d have to find a new venue in Mexico City, saying he doesn’t want to go back to Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera now that ” a circus, excuse me, AAA” is running there. In reality, AAA likely has some control of who else can run them building and TxT has no choice to go elsewhere and that building was frequently much too big for the shows they were running. (Also, when Santo is calling other promotions a circus, did Hijo del Santo watch some of the matches he wasn’t in? Probably not.)

Thunder may have returned to Australia. That idea didn’t work at all.

This week’s Tercera Caida still hasn’t come thru on YouTube’s RSS feed (YouTube’s RSS feeds are awful) but featured lots of WrestleMania coverage. They had to put their actual coverage of the show on DailyMotion.

There was a press conference to announced Sin Cara working on 05/03 in Arena Pavillon del Norte. The promoters say they’re talking to Averno about working the show.

Meanwhile, Dr. Morales thinks Sin Cara might be going to AAA. I’m shocked. (I’m not sure this is the case, but his lucha libre column output makes it appear that his only preparation for is watching AAA most weeks.)

Cerebro Negro talks about his near death from the flu, says he may still be a couple months away from returning.

The next Lucha Fan Fest is on 05/17 in Arena Lopez Mateos.

Tabasco Hoy says the dark match on the 05/04 AAA taping will be Los Cadaveres vs Torbellino y Gatubeda.

Eric R reviews CMLL on LATV 03/23/14.

Los Colisenios says lucha libre is at it’s lowest level ever because indy promotions are targeting smart marks. I don’t know about that, but it’s an inversion of the US theory that the biggest factor to how all wrestling promotions draw is how the top promotions are doing; indy promotions can very based on what they do, but it’s a top down effect, and Colisenos is suggesting Mexico is a bottom up one.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-03-15

recap

taped 2014-03-07 @ Arena México

This was a less interesting tournament.

Rey Escorpion is just leaving

Titan/Felino: Místico refused to fight Titan, then they teased the matchup, then they just fought like it was normal all within about 3 minutes. That’s like four months of matches in one tournament lucha. Felino & Titan got to do a little but this was much more for the other team.

Cometa/Polvora: Cometa and Pólvora got in trademark moves just to have them done, but Cometa got a knee to the gut on his tornillo and Pólvora had his special kicked out to no reaction, so maybe that wasn’t such a good idea.

Valiente/Vangellys: The one Valiente/Vangellys match just felt like guys doing random moves with nothing to them. Vangellys & Valiente basically worked as rudos; UG as a rudo in danger from another rudo kind of works, but there wasn’t enough Sombra/Valiente to get a feel for that.

Mistico La Nueva Era

La Mascara/Ephesto: La Mascara & Ephesto’s sole match was another getting in the spots as quick as possible situation – look, it’s Ephesto’s dive, it’s a campana tease, it’s a shoulderbreaker, etc. Mascara doesn’t have many spots so this worked out okay. The only advantage is I believe the early near falls, because there are only early near falls.

Místico/Reaper: Does Reapper’s snake have a name? Is it spelled differently every show like Reapper is? Místico and Escorpion had a stumble stating off and they were both kind of useless for a while, but still managed the dangerous headscissors to the floor. Every other team was generally on the same level, but Místico was treated like a big star and Reapper like just a guy.

Averno/Volador Jr.: Volador was the only one who seemed to work at changing his outfit each time out. Averno & Volador were the efficient team they were this time last year and it reminds me that I’m still not so sure why they’re enemies. Crowd, which was deathly quiet for this show, was their loudest for the Volador/Sombra face off. It’s not for a lack of doing big spots in this tournament – there were a ton of them in the second semifinal – but it came off as no one cared about them. Or maybe someone just turned crowd mic sound by accident, who knows.

Volador continues to try to detach Sombra’s head.

Ultimo Guerrero/Sombra: UG has to get in all his near falls even in a tournament, as always. This team probably had the two best matches of the tournament. Their semifinal with Averno & Volador was the last four months of a much longer and better imaginary match, and the final was the most complete story told in four minutes. Sombra switching to being ticked off mode right away helped, and they had some good people to work off.

Rey Escorpion & Maximo: Escorpion’s change from complete dismissal of Máximo to grudging respect was the best part of this tournament; I’m not sure if they planned it that way or Rey Escorpion is just smart enough to work it out. It was the only thing really connecting the matches and the only thing that made them seem meaningful.

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04/11-13 lucha times

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Everyone’s on the same time! Unless you’re not in the central time zone, then it’s whatever weird time you have. Still, things back to normal-ish.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: The rest of the taping from Ciudad Victoria – minis, women, main evnet.

== CMLL ==

FOX: More Rush vs Shocker, Invasors vs Dorada/Mistico/Volador. There’s now a lucha libre show airing on Fox Sports 2 on Sundays (and Fridays?) which I assume is this show and not En Busca de un Idolo coming back (it’s listed as an hour.)

52MX: Cage match, Atlantis/Niebla and probably Camorra/Leo. I think I’m the only one watching the Guadalajara matches, and the rest of you are missing out on a quite poor feud.

C3: Stream should be back working until October, so this will have the Mistico vs Averno title match, Mascara/Rush/Stuka vs Herodes/Niebla/Casas and a bunch of matches you may have already seen. I’m assuming the En Busca de un Idolo matches are not airing, but they have more than enough besides them.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Rerun last week, but maybe the rudos vs Invasors cibernetico and Niebla/Casas vs Sombra/Volador

Lucha Azteca: Volador vs Evil Sombra, trios title match

Terra Friday: Halcon vs Cavernario and Hechicero vs Guerrero Negro Jr., plus Fuego/Sagrado/Triton vs Zavala/Misterioso/Puma

Terra Sunday: Marco/Maximo/Valiente vs Revolucionarios

Terra Tuesday: Dragon Lee/Star Jr. and Cachorro/Soberano, Syuri’s debut.

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: They’ve been airing the Black Terry/Tony Rivera hair match during this week, so probably that whole show from Sunday.

Noches de Coliseo: Charles Lucero vs Alberto del Rio

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CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-03-15

recap

taped 2014-03-11 @ Arena México

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Karate defeats Piratas, Shadito Cruz

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (WED) 04/09/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Electro Boy b Vampiro Metálico II
listed in results as Vampiro Metalico II, unsure if it’s meant to be a new one or the same guy who’s been listed as Vampiro Metalico until now.
2) Alfa & Omega b Fulgor I & Fulgor II
3) Astro Rey Jr., Diva Salvaje, Látigo b Araña de Plata, Picudo Jr., Zurdog
Latigo replaced Chico Che.
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., Oficial 911, Spartan b Centvrión, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic [lumberjack]
Centurion replaced Dragon Celestial. Golden Magic & Apolo were the first ones to fall outside the ring and get strapped. Eventually, the six guys in the match just decided to all attack the lumberjacks! This caused chaos, and 911 used that to unmasked Golden Magic, beat him and get the win. 911 handcuffed Magic to the ropes after the match.
5) Alan Extreme, Relámpago, Veneno b Danny Casas, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan
Karate chop to Hijo de Pirata for the win.

Mascara Purpura, who’s been in IWRG quite a bit the last year, says he tried out for AAA recently and is talking to them about coming aboard. The interview is in this week’s SuperLuchas and he notes he’s still working indies for the time being.

Also in the same magazine, opening match luchador Hijo de la Bestia says he’s not actually a second generation luchador, but the name is in tribute to Bestia Salvaje.

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

Hijo del Santo’s column is basically written by Brazo de Oro, talking about his father Shadito Cruz’s career. How he ended up wtih that nickname is explained.

Hijo del Fantasma notes next Saturday is the first Mexico City taping he’s been on for AAA, still wants to face Fenix in a title match.

Sexy Star video promo for Saturday’s show. AAA’s promoting the DF show a little bit more than the SLP one.

Super Halcon Jr. says En Busca de un Idolo is the most important thing that’s happened in his career. That’s probably right, but doesn’t say much for the Rayo Tapatios (who appear to be wearing their masks in Cancun nowadays.)

Canek picks Ultimo Guerrero as a current wrestler who might transcend lucha libre some day, while Fishman goes with Canek and Atlantis but thinks Atlantis might be getting old.

Atlantis & Delta talk about their careers.

top six stories of the last two weeks

  • Maria del Angel and mask maker Bucio passed away.
  1. WWE announced Sin Cara was released from his contract. There’s confusion as to what this means for his ability to be on TV, but his upcoming show schedule has increased and it seems like he may show up on next weekend’s AAA TV Taping.
  2. The En Busca de un Idolo tournament got underway. This year’s format appears to be a eight man round robin format, though no one’s quite sure what happens when the round robin stops. Hechicero is off to the early lead, as expected.
  3. Blue Demon Jr. defied US immigration and/or the Gregorian calendar by appearing on the AAA taping in Ciudad Victoria. He gave Chessman his Latin American championship, as promised, and asked for a chance to win the title back. Chessman took the belt but not the challenge. Other feuds continued to run in place, though upcoming lineups suggest they’ll finally advance in upcoming weeks.
  4. Pequeno Halcon, a third tier mini in a second rate division, lost his mask in a cage match as the main event of the Arena Coliseo Anniversary show. Atlantis defeated Mr. Niebla in the semimain.
  5. Black Terry took Tony Rivera’s hair in IWRG in the culmination of a many month feud between the promotion and Rivera’s Neza outsiders.
  6. Opening match Mexico City rudo Camorra took Guadalajara local Leo’s hair, for some reason.
  • Guerreros Laguneros defeated Estetas del Aire to win the CMLL trios titles, though Mistico kept his own welterweight title a few days later.
  • Amapola won a cibernetico to challenge for the CMLL-REINA championship against the visiting Syrui.
  • Volador Jr. kept his NWA Welterweight title over Negro Casas
  • A series of Invasors versus rudos feuds took place in Arena Puebla to set up Mr. Aguila versus Mephisto, for some reason.

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05/04 AAA TV Lineup (Villahermosa)

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AAA TV (SUN) 05/04/2014 Teatro Al Aire Libre del Parque Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco
1) Faby Apache & La Jarochita vs Mary Apache & Taya Valkyrie
2) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu
3) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
4) ?, El Elegido, Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr., Texano
5) Blue Demon, Electroshock, La Parka vs Chessman, Silver King, Villano IV

Air Date: 05/24. AAA’s can take a three week break in tapings after this one. They’ll also be most of the way to Verano de Escandalo.

Main event is going to be really awkward, what with Villano IV defeating Blue Demon in DF and being the top contender to Chessman’s title. (Or maybe not.) It is surprising to see so few of the top guys from the taping two days prior. Everyone from the main except La Parka (and maybe Luchadora Sorpresa) is off this show. The rest of the show is a lot of repeats, normal for two tapings in three days.

All those changes may mean this is a different mystery luchador than the previous show. It’s an odd place for Elegido. Maybe the Fenix/Fantasma feud gets restarted?

Tercera should be good. Daga teaming with the anarchists might be fun. No Juvi to be found.

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05/02 AAA TV Lineup (Minatitlán)

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AAA TV (FRI) 05/02/2014 Centro de Convenciones, Minatitlán, Veracruz
1) Australian Suicide vs Pentagón Jr.
2) Drago & Faby Apache vs Dark Cuervo & Mary Apache
3) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Dark Ozz, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu
4) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Daga & Steve Pain
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr.
6) ?, Cibernético, La Parka vs Black Warrior, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Psicosis

Air Date: 05/10 & 05/17

Nothing’s completely made sense since Sin Cara came back to town, so there are no certainties. That mystery partner spot, opposite Black Warrior, seems designed for Sin Cara’s in ring debut, but nothing with him is for sure until he gets to the ring. Including his name. It generally makes more sense to announce a surprise main eventer – if he’s a big enough deal to be in the main event, he’d probably sell a few tickets if you advertised his name – but AAA may literally not have a name to announce right now.

We’ll probably know more on 04/19. If Sin Cara is on track to wrestle here, they’ll definitely have him show up again in Mexico City next weekend.

Elsewhere, Pentagon Jr. will learn his lesson about picking a fight with Austrian Suicide, because he got sent all the way down to the opener to feud with him. The mixed title feud (not including Pentagon Jr. & Sexy Star) is in the segunda, behind two matches which have very little in ongoing issues to them. It’s great AAA is moving forward, but it diminishes their own work when you build to important confrontations, and then put them in the least important spots. The point of feuds is to get someone (or everyone) more over, you’re not achieving that if you’re holding the matches in the spots fans have been taught not to pay attention to.

Suicide versus Pentagon Jr. should still be good, as should the Angelico/Jack vs Pain/Daga tag match. And that main event will be interesting.

AAA says two lineups will be announced today, so 05/04 in Villahermosa should be released soon.

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Mistico keeps title, Hechicero defies death, Amapola wins ciberentico, Porky/Kraneo

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 04/08/2014 Arena México [@robviper, @therealfredo, CMLL]
1) Leono & Metatrón b Espanto Jr. & Zayco Leono & Metatron vs Espanto Jr. & Zayco, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
2) Dragon Lee, Oro Jr., Pegasso b El Rebelde, Hooligan, Súper Comando Dragon Lee, Oro Jr., Pegasso vs El Rebelde, Hooligan, Super Comando, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
3) Amapola b Dark Angel, Marcela, Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany, Princesa Sugheit, Dalys [cibernetico, #1 Contenders, CMLL-REINA INTL] 10 Women Cibernetico from CMLL on Terra on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudas vs tecnicas teams. Order of elimination: Lluvia (Blanca), Tiffany (Goya Kong), Princesa Blanca (DQ for shoving ref for slow counting her pinfall on Marcela), Marcela (submitted by Dalys), Goya Kong (Sugehit), Sugehit (Estrellita), Dallys (Dark Angel), Estrellita (Amapola) and Dark Angel (Amapola). Amapola gets a shot at Syuri sometime during her trip (but apparently not next week.)
4) Hechicero b Cavernario [En Busca de un Idolo] Hechicero vs Cavernario in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Guest judge was Euforia. Hechicero won with his rolling half crab. Tirantes said Hechicero was the best he’s seen in the three years of this competition (which is a awkward when he gave Euforia, sitting right there, a 10 and did not give Hechiero a 10.) Scores were 10, 10, 9, and 7 for 36. Cavernario scored 9, 10, 8, 7 for a 34.
5) Súper Halcón Jr. b Guerrero Negro Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo] Super Halcon Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr. in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Super Halcon won via moonsault. Halcon earned judges scores of 6, 6, 6, 2 for a total of 20. Tirantes also received advice from Tirantes, who told Halcon was missing only one thing: “a change of profession.” Guerrero Negro got a 6, 6, 8, 3 for 23.
6) La Máscara, Rush, Stuka Jr. b Herodes Jr., Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Straight falls, Casas fouling Rush in the second.
7) Mistico b Averno [CMLL WELTER]
Mistico took 2/3 to keep the championship, though there was some issue with the La Mistica finish (Averno said he didn’t actually give up? It’s unclear.) First defense.

I wasn’t around during the show, and planned I was going to watch the entire Terra broadcast later last night. The opener and other events prevented that from happening as scheduled. (This might be a day where Ultimo Guerrero wish he picked a different name as to avoid being listed as dead in dozens of Spanish language articles which unwisely translate a proper name. And I wonder what facepaint Rey Bucanero will have on Friday.) The Terra broadcast did start at the start of the show this time. It’s tough to count on anything with CMLL, but if you’re looking to watch even more live wrestling from Arena Mexico, it might be worth checking around Terra around 7:30 pm on Tuesdays going forward.

Hechicero

Busca de un Idolo Points Standings, Week 1, before the poll:

56    Hechicero
46    Cachorro
44    Dragon Lee
40    Super Halcon Jr.
34    Cavernario
23    Star Jr./Soberano Jr./Guerrero Negro Jr.

CMLL made no substantial changes with the fan polling system, so it’s been easily compromised and Hechicero is running away with it. I still thing Hechicero would go to the final whatever they did, but this appears to be going exactly to form after the first matches.

Again, I didn’t see the Hechicero match yet and I know everyone is high on Cavernario, but I wonder if Hechicero is so good that everyone is going to end up with a good judging score when they go against them. They’re probably going to be good matches, and the judges have only rarely given one participant a lot more credit for the quality of the matches than his opponent.

CMLL (TUE) 04/08/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Smaker b Espectrum
2) Black Metal, Esfinge, Leo b Camorra, Cholo, Disturbio
Cholo replaced Ramstein. Tecnicos took 2/3, Leo pinning Camorra.
3) Zeuxis b Silueta
Zeuxis won with a martinete variation (Rush Driver?) and Silueta was strechered out.
4) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Rey Escorpión b Máximo, Rey Cometa, Super Porky
Rudos took 1/3, Kraneo sneaking in a foul on Porky. Porky challenged him to a hair vs mask match.
5) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Último Guerrero
Straight falls, Mephisto yanking Valiente’s mask.

That’s Cholo’s first appearance in Guadalajara since February 2012. Kraneo/Porky seems reasonably possible.

Porra Fresa confirms Kamaitachi, not Misterioso, was in Puebla’s tercera. They also mention rudos Espiritu Maligno & Blue Center had problems with each other after their loss.

Rob has highlights of 01/30/14 AAA and three things Mexico should copy from WrestleMania weekend.

Psycho Clown wants a title rematch with no crooked referee, fast count, or illegal maneuvers. So does that mean he won’t be using the Canadian Destroyer?

Eric R @ Segunda Caida reviews CMLL on LATV on 03/17/14.

Video of the Villano kids. I hope the two Villano 3 kids are great, but lucha libre would be a greater place if sons of famous luchadors weren’t automatically promoted as big stars. (Those two are in the semimain event on AULL’s show.)

Drago says the mixed tag title match will please the fans and they’ll keep the tag titles.

Dr. Wagner Jr. is headed to Japan on 07/07? Not sure which group.

Lineup

CMLL (TUE) 04/15/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Molotov vs Camorra & Disturbio
2) Eléctrico, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Estrellita, Silueta, Syuri vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
4) Dragon Lee vs Star Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Cachorro vs Soberano Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Virus
7) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Stuka Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso Jr., Rey Escorpión

Star Jr. is what CMLL seems to think Dragon Lee is, so that should be interesting. Cachorro and Soberano could be really good. Syuri debuts in a build up trios versus Ampola. Guerreros de la Atlantida are a Tuesday exclusive trio. Stuka and Misterio get the midcard main event slot for the week.

CMLL (TUE) 04/15/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Virgo vs Demonio Rojo
2) Angelito, Astral, Stuka Jr. vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia
3) Esfinge, Magnus, Stigma vs Canelo Casas, El Rebelde, Maléfico
4) Fuego, Gallo, Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca
5) Super Porky vs Kráneo
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Main event and semimain will be slightly different matches.

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