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CMLL (FRI) 07/19/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
***Infierno en el Ring, 2013***
1) Diamante, Sagrado, Tritón b Arkángel de la Muerte, Puma, Skándalo
Tecnicos took 2/3, Diamante pinning Puma.
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela b Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
Tecnicas took 2/3, the last with a Goya splash.
3) Ephesto, Mephisto, Niebla Roja b La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Titán
Rudos took fall 1/3
4) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Pierroth b Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Thunder
Rudos took it in straight falls, Niebla stealing Atlantis’ mask in the second.
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Euforia, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
Rudos took the first, tecnicos took the second in quick falls. Mistico dived off the stage onto Euforia in between falls and got the win for this time in the third.
6) Mr. Águila L ShockerMáximoRushBrazo de PlataBlue PantherNegro CasasRey BucaneroAvernoRey Escorpión [cage, hair, mask]
Luchadors were required to stay in 3 minutes. Order of escape went Rush, Rey Bucanero, Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Averno, Super Porky, Maximo, and Rey Escorpion. Shocker defeated Mr. Aguila in under a minute to win. Mr. Aguila is now 0-4 in CMLL apuesta matches. Shocker is 18-1 in all apuesta matches.

Mr. Aguila and Shocker was very short. It was so brief, it felt like something went wrong, but there’s no confirmation of that; the closest thing we can find is Shocker apparently winning with a suplex, when Shocker never wins with a suplex.  Fans were very unhappy with the quality of the cage match, but did like the semimain event.

Attendance was outstanding for this show. I am not good at guessing attendance so don’t treat this as anything more than guess, but maybe 12,000? Arena Mexico looked far more full than usual, though there were still some sections where no one was seated.

Lucha Libre in Japan

07/20 NJPW: Shinsuke Nakamura b La Sombra [IWGP IC] – sad but not surprising. Said to be a good match.

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CMLL (TUE) 07/23/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Höruz vs Espanto Jr. & Herodes Jr.
2) Pequeño Halcón, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Dark Angel, Goya Kong vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
4) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Super Porky vs Morphosis, Olímpico, Shigeo Okumura
5) Máscara Dorada vs Niebla Roja [lightning]
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, Thunder vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Pierroth

Angel de Oro returns.

Best match is the lightning match, which won’t air. This looks like a show I need to skip watching entirely.

IWRG (THU) 07/25/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Seiya vs Fulgore II
2) Astro Rey Jr., Cristal, Freelance vs Alan Extreme, Diosa Maya, Saruman
3) Centvrión, Chico Che, Golden Magic vs Bugambilia, Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota
4) Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno vs Emo Extreme, Heddi Karaoui, Oficial 911
5) Toscano, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Eterno, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Súper Nova

They’re really doing a Veneno/Emo Extreme feud.

CMLL (FRI) 07/26/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Diamante, Pegasso, Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
3) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Shocker vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Fuego, Hijo del Fantasma, Negro Casas, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Tiger, Vangellys, Virus [cibernetico]
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Titán vs Pólvora, Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión
6) La Sombra, Máximo, Rush vs Taichi, Terrible, Volador Jr.

Taichi in a main event. There are worse people in main events than Taichi lately.

Lots of possibly fun matches, including the cibernetico.

DTU (THU) 08/01/2013 Plaza de Toros de la Feria, Tulancingo, Hidalgo
1) Atomic Star vs KalibusMantraKiubyKing MetalAlexis X
2) Princesa Metalica & Zuzu Divine vs Jc Maclean & Keira
3) Ángel del Misterio & Jorge Kebrada vs King Metal & Peligro and Konami & Miedo Extremo
4) Artikus & Niño Hamburguesa vs Pequeno Cobra & Yuta and Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo
5) Paranoiko vs AeroboyJhonkyCíclopeSlayer Pack
6) Drastik Boy vs FlamitaHormigaBlack FirePríncipe Halcón [chairs]
7) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs CIMA & Tomahawk T.T. and Hacker & Kaleth

Free show. Said to be taped for TVC Deportes.