taped 2014-05-27 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
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IWRG AAA (WED) 07/02/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Emperador Azteca & Látigo b Anubis Black & Zurdog
2) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Alan Extreme, Diva Salvaje, Imposible
3) Golden Magic, Hijo De Dos Caras, Súper Nova b Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
Team IWRG beat the rockers.
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Eterno, Pirata Morgan, Texano Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, Texano slipping in a foul on Psycho Clown.
5) La Parka & Myzteziz b Averno & Black Warrior
Myzteziz might have worked as Sin Cara, but fans were chanting Mistico. It’s all the same. Tecnicos took 1/3, Mistica on Averno while Parka beat Warrior
Huge crowd for Myzteziz’s return to the building. AAA’s not really doing angles with him, becuase he just needs to show up with one of his old rivals to fill buildings this size.
AAA begins a two taping weekend tonight in Arena Xalapa. The arena has been bringing in pretty regularly of late, focusing on a Consejo versus locals feud. I’m not sure if that makes a difference or not, but it’s something to watch for with Mascara Ano & Fantasma in the semimain match. The card is generally the same as the other recent cards, with Myzteziz on top against his rivals and various less feud based matches underneath. Pentagon and Australian Suicide are on the card, which means they’ll be messing with each other’s matches. Aerostar says he’s going to be in Xalapa, so his previous injury won’t prevent him from facing his TripleMania opponents in the tercera (which looks like the best mach on the show.) The women’s opener includes Faby & Taya, so maybe there will be more information about when Taya is getting her title shot. The show will air next Saturday on TV.
Yesterday’s CMLL Informa (official version already up here) confirmed the Friday night Terra broadcasts are done for the time being. The broadcasts actually ended prior to last Friday, only CMLL and Terra didn’t tell anyone, per usual. They still didn’t plan to say anything, but Alfredo asked the question and it somehow got on air. Sunday’s show and the Wednesday Informa show will continue. (It’s worth noting here that Fredo got an answer on Facebook, and during CMLL Informa. They took answers to their trivia game primarily thru the Facebook site as well. Asking questions on Twitter isn’t going to work because the press department completely ignores Twitter.)
JCR also said CMLL would now be airing Saturdays on Television Mexiquense, a public television channel available over the air in the Mexico City area and cable systems elsewhere. It also has a video feed on their site. There’s no show listed as lucha libre on this Saturday’s schedule, and I’m unsure if that means the show doesn’t debut quite yet or if the schedule is just out of date (a fairly common issue with Mexico TV listings.) It’s possible this show could air some Fridays matches which will no longer air on Terra, but we won’t really have an idea until the first time it airs.
Nitro is headed back to France for a training seminar from July 7-14.
Jennifer Blake talks about her match on the upcoming Ring and RockStAAArs show, her first TV match in about six weeks. There’s also a local article promoting the show and the other activities this weekend.
El Diario de Coahuila has a bio of Orquidea Negra, who turns up in Arena Coliseo Monterrey fairly often. Near the end of the interview, Orquidea claims that when he was supposed to debut (back in 1990), his parents locked him in his bathroom, did not allow him food for 15 days, and broke all his amateur wrestling trophies Seems a bit harsh.
Vocativ has a two part video on lucha libre. They go to Tijuana (02/07/2013 show), so of course they run into Damian 666 & Bestia 666. Also, Angel Metalico nearly breaks his neck about 4:33 in the first video.
Lucha Libre in Japan
07/03 Dragon Gate: T-Hawk, Eita [O], Flamita b Akira Tozawa [X], Shingo Takagi, Uhaa Nation. There are Flamita gifs from the match here and here, and the full show is on uStream. Flamita defends the Brave Gate championship versus Dragon Kid on 07/20, also on uStream.
CMLL on Terra: 2014-05-30
taped 2014-05-30 @ Arena México
Dragon Lee vs Cachorro in a En Busca de un Idolo match: GREAT
Cavernario vs Hechicero in a En Busca de un Idolo match: GREAT
Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on Televisa: 2014-06-07
CMLL on Terra: 2014-06-08
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-06-07
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-06-07
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-06-07
I watched the Mr. Nice hair match. It did not make the list.
Matches To Watch Later
CMLL Puebla: 2014-06-09
taped 2014-05-26 @ Arena Puebla
Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura
IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-06-08
taped 2014-06-04 @ Arena Naucalpan
Bombero Infernal, Canis Lupus, Fuerza Guerrera vs Black Terry, Golden Magic, Relámpago
TripleMania will indeed be on iPPV. There’s a website dedicated to the show at triplemaniatv.com. The promo video is for last year’s show, but the countdown timer is to this year’s show. The iPPV is $8 (half as much as last year, at least in the world where anyone paid for last year.)
It looks like a media company called Siouxx is putting on the show. They have a small website. They have a Twitter account. The Twitter account is about a week old. The FAQ on the TripleMania simply copies and pastes text from wikipedia. Everything in this paragraph concerns me, let’s just move onto a new one.
The underlining technology appears to be FreeCaster.TV, which looks a bit like uStream but has a whole bunch of options and, most importantly, is not actually uStream.
To repeat from last weekend: the official luchablog position on TripleMania is that it’s really cool that they’re trying iPPV again and I’ll be ordering it live, but you should probably spend your Sunday night doing something else. Only pay for the show if suckers like me find out they actually air it. $8 is not a lot money for a iPPV, this is more about wasting your time and not getting any answers for a couple hours. I hope this works, but there’s a mess of red flags.
CMLL (TUE) 07/01/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Flyer & Sensei b El Rebelde & Espanto Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3, after Espanto suffered a knee injury in the second and was beat in the third.
2) Angelito, Bam Bam, Eléctrico b Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia
Tecnicos took 2/3, with Pequeno Violencia suffering a knee injury in the second fall. He went to the hospital. Mercurio rallied in the third but was beat.
3) Cachorro, Dragon Lee, Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
Tecnicos took 1/3, Sangre Azteca also suffering a knee injury.
4) Estrellita © b Zeuxis [MEX WOMEN]
Zeuxis took fall one with La Roca, Estrellita tied it up with a tapatia, and Estrellita submitted Zeuxis in the third to keep her title. Estrellita’s fifth defense.
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Marco Corleone b Dragón Rojo Jr., Felino, Rey Escorpión
Felino replaced Boby Zavala on Friday. Rey Escorpion and Dragon Rojo did not get along again. Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Ángel de Oro, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Ephesto, Euforia, Hechicero
Tecnicos took 2/3, Euforia fouling Valiente in the third.
An all tecnico victory show, though it likely wasn’t planned to be that way. Three injuries in the first three matches is unfortunate. Violencia’s injury was treated as the most serious one, and it may be a while before we know what’s going on there since he’s not on any upcoming card. Sangre is currently listed as working Tuesday in Guadalajara,
Valiente/Euforia seems like the start of a feud – and would make sense as a decision match for Mephisto’s Light Heavyweight championship if he’s not going to be back soon, but that’s not how CMLL usually does things.
CMLL (TUE) 07/01/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Metatrón & Omar Brunetti b Acertijo & Évola
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Magnus, Starman, Stigma b Demonio Maya, El Yaqui, Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 1/3
3) Goya Kong, Marcela, Silueta b Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
Tecnicas took 2/3.
4) Maléfico b Stuka Jr. © [OCCIDENTE LH]
Malefico took falls 1/3 to win the championship, the last with an unseen foul. Stuka falls in first defense, the third straight champion to do so.
5) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Solar I DQ Gran Guerrero, Negro Navarro, Shocker
Team Solar took falls 1/3, the last when Shocker pulled off Mascara’s mask.
6) Último Guerrero b Atlantis
UG took 2/3, the last when Gran Guerrero distracted the ref and Ultimo pulled Atlantis’ mask.
A UG/Atlantis match! Semimain does indeed seem a waste of Negro Navarro & Solar (or something right out of IWRG.)
Pequeno Black Warrior told people he was leaving CMLL after losing his hair match on Monday, according to Porra Fresa. I can’t see him being back in AAA but he’ll probably be around. (He also may be persuaded to stick around if the rudos need someone to fill in for Pequeno Violencia.)
The El Sol de Puebla recap of Monday’s show confirms Stigma challenged Virus to a title match. Maybe Virus has another defense coming?
Rob has highlights of 04/11/14 CMLL.
CMLL Informa will have Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugehit, Seductora, Marcela, Dragon Rojo and a Dark Angel fitness section.
Segunda Caida has reviews of CMLL LATV 05/18/14 and Dr. Wagner Jr., Heavy Metal, Místico vs Olímpico, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero.
Chessman talks about his match in Nayarit.
CMLL (TUE) 07/08/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Molotov vs Akuma & Cholo
2) Astral, Fantasy, Stukita vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Esfinge, Oro Jr., Star Jr. vs Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel
4) Black Panther vs Puma [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Cachorro, Titán vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla
6) Atlantis, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Rey Escorpión
Fun tecnico team in the main event is going to get an easy win over a dissolving rudo side. Semimian should be good too; maybe Cavernario is getting his title shot at Titan and that’s the start of it? Esfinge is back to take part in the Oro/Metalico feud.
CMLL (TUE) 07/08/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón & Virgo vs Ráfaga & Sádico
2) Esfinge & Leo vs Artillero & Súper Comando
3) Omar Brunetti, Sky Kid, Smaker vs Boby Zavala, Olímpico, Sangre Azteca
4) Diamante Azul, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Pierroth, Pólvora
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
Rush fighting TRT is a bit more normal. Semimain is going to be of a challenge – and possibly a changed match. Diamante Azul was pulled from Friday (for Blue Panther) and Sunday (for Maximo) shows, and hasn’t been around in over a month.
CMLL (MON) 06/30/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque]
1) Black Tiger, Milenium, Paris b Centauro de Fuego, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Siki Ozama Jr. b Pegasso, Starman, Tigre Rojo Jr.
Said to be a bad match.
3) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Stigma b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Virus
Dragon Rojo & Polvora had problems. Stigma beat Virus.
4) Asturiano b Pequeño Warrior [mask, hair]
Tiger Rojo Jr. seconded Asturiano. Blue Center seconded Warrior and interfered in the match. Warrior took first. Tirantes DQed Warrior in the second for Center’s interference. Astruiano beat Warrior in the third to keep his mask and take Warrior’s hair.
5) Euforia, Pierroth, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky
Rudos took 2/3.
6) Rush b Shocker
Rush took falls 2/3, the last with a foul after Tirantes was distracted. Match went about 10 minutes.
Hooray for Asturiano winning. I’m pretty sure Dragon Rojo’s partners wouldn’t be mad at him if he just stopped losing.
Today’s Arena Mexico show has Angel de Oro, Valiente, Volador vs Ephesto, Euforia, and Hechicero, in Hechicero’s first ever Arena Mexico main event. He’s being promoted under the Nuevo Valores concept, but he belongs there anyway. The biggest match on the show is Estrellita defending her national championship against Zeuxis. Estrellita figures to win, but Zeuxis will make it interesting. Silueta says she hoping Zeuxis wins today, pointing out (correctly) she’s not going to get a title shot unless a ruda wins a belt or she changes sides herself.
Arena Coliseo Guadalajara has (another) Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero match, while Stuka and Malefico meet in a title match after feuding for the last few weeks.
An AAA interview with Fenix talks up the his challenge for the cruiserweight championship and clarifies some plot points. Fenix talks about two other challengers to the Cruiserweight championship, so Aerostar is still meant to be part of the match (and might have simply missed that challenge segment because he was hurting from the previous match.) Fenix also says Steve Pain and Eterno will be in the match, so it’ll be a six way match.
Terra posted a preview for Sunday’s CMLL show, but none for Friday. Terra’s previews are not definite – whoever does these has less info on what will air than we do – but combine that with no explanation of why there was no show last Friday and it’s enough make plans to do something other than watch CMLL on Terra this Friday. (If you’re American, I assume you already have other plans for Friday night anyway.)
LuchaWorld has Poster-Mania.
Highlights of the Mil Mascaras, Dos Caras and Sicodelico panel discussion include Mil Mascaras saying Canek was just a copy of Mil and Mil & Dos talking about how much harder to get licensed as a luchador back in the day.
Lucha Libre in Japan
06/29 REINA: Yumiko Hotta & La Comandante b Ariya & Aki Shizuku (c) [REINA TAG] (via Purolove.com)
Comandante wins a title. Hotta previously took Comandante’s hair (and then tried to shut down this promotion, about three versions of REINA ago), so it’s good they got over all of that.
IWRG (SUN) 07/06/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Omega vs Anubis Black & Kalim Black
2) Emperador Azteca, Imposible, Metaleon vs Apolo Estrada, Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
3) Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago, Veneno vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Máscara Sagrada & Villano IV vs Canis Lupus & Demon Clown
5) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 © vs Hijo De Dos Caras [IWRG JUNIORS]
Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000′s first defense
That semimain looks challenging. Team Black in the opener. Azteca & Imposible hate each other, can’t stop being booked together.
CMLL (MON) 07/07/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Paris & Robin vs Ares & Guerrero Espacial
2) Dragon Lee, Milenium, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Blue Center, Fuerza Chicana, Hijo del Signo
3) Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Puma, Tiger, Virus
4) Máximo, Titán, Tritón vs Cavernario, Ephesto, Mr. Niebla
5) Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Dragon Lee is back in the early matches after En Busca de un Idolo. Cavernario is not, though that may be more about his Peste Negra membership and less about actually winning. Tercera could be very good; it’s possible they’re setting up something with Virus & Stigma here.
Puebla aired three times over the weekend, but none of them were new episodes.
YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7TOm-y0YsSMtggbr_McrGqm
IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-06-26
taped 2014-06-22 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Omega vs Anubis Black & Zurdog
2) Hijo De Dos Caras, Máscara Sagrada, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000
AAA on Televisa: 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-20 @ Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Puebla
1) Australian Suicide, Drago, Joe Lider vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
2) Angélico, Electroshock, Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pentagón Jr.
3) Cibernético, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown vs Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Zorro
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-17 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Maléfico, Sangre Azteca, Virus
2) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
3) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Titán vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-24 @ Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Hijo del Signo
2) Gallo © vs Arkángel de la Muerte [FULL HEAVY]
3) Stuka Jr., Super Porky, Tritón vs Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
4) Fuego, Máximo, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Ripper
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-20 @ Arena México
1) Atlantis vs La Sombra, Rush, Mr. Niebla, Super Porky, La Máscara, Máximo, Valiente, Shocker, Terrible, Último Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys in a CMLL Leyenda de Azul Tournament match
Seeding Battle Royal: https://www.sendspace.com/file/2hmzcd
Part 1: https://www.sendspace.com/file/7a78bj
CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-22 @ Arena Coliseo
Juicio Final promo
1) Blue Panther vs Ephesto in a lightning match
2) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura
3) Máximo, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-25 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Omega vs Hijo De La Bestia & Kaling Black
2) Ciclon Black & Dragón Celestial vs Anubis Black & Zurdog
3) Alan Extreme, Emperador Azteca, Metaleon vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Guerrero Mixtico, Tony Rivera
Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-13 @ Arena México
1) Atlantis, Máximo, Super Porky vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
2) La Máscara & Rush © vs Negro Casas & Shocker for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship
CMLL on Terra: 2014-06-29
taped 2014-06-29 @ Arena Coliseo
2) Flyer & Sensei vs Artillero & Hooligan
http://ul.to/b5ybnssq – sound is off
3) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Metálico, Skándalo
4) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Felino, Puma, Tiger
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán vs Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Okumura
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Noches de Coliseo: 2014-06-29
taped 2014-06-22 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Desafio, Orquídea Negra, Panthro vs Espanto Jr., Gato Fantasma, Memo Valles
2) Silver Star vs Charles Lucero for the UWA World Middleweight Championship