WWL (FRI) 09/06/2013 Gimnasio Nazario Ortiz Garza, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico [LuchaMania Monterrey]
1) Canek Jr., Heddi Karaoui, Zumbi b Laredo Kid, Super Laredo, Vengador Radioactivo
2) Apolo, Hercules Gomez, Ivelisse Vélez b Rico Casanova, Super Crazy, Taya Valkyrie
3) Extreme Tiger b Chessman
Tiger moonsault thru on to Chessman and a wood panel
4) Mr. E & Sexy B b Crazy Boy & Joe Lider [WWL TAG]
Mr. E & Sexy B kept the titles in their first defense. Rico distracted the ref when the Mexican Powers were about to win, and Los Mamitos used a weapon to set up Mr. E beating Crazy Boy.
5) Huracán Castillo, Miguel Perez Jr., Savio Vega DCOR Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Los Boricuas reunite to face the Psycho Circus. Boricuas will have Richard Negrin with them, Mini Clown will be with his team.
6) Carlito b Blue Demon Jr.La Parka Jr.
Carlito beat Parka. Solicited as a PWR Heavyweight Championship match, does not appear to have been one.
7) Hijo De Dos Caras, Mil Mascaras, Sicodélico Jr. b Cien Caras Jr., Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000
Confusing finish. Mil had Mascara in a tirabuzon, Cien & Universo fouled Dos and Si, Psycho Circus and Los Boricuas all ran in (???) and the ref raised Mil’s arm.
8) John Morrison COR Monster Pain [WWL HEAVY]
Moved to main event. Monster Pain made his second defense, but lost by countout after Morrison did a stage dive on to him. It was announced after the match that titles in WWL do not change hands on countout.

The building looks like a half full high school gym. It was a not great situation – after the original location was canceled, it was either running a place they didn’t want to run or paying everyone to sit around an extra day.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 09/08/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Yahoo Deportes]
1) Guerrero Negro Jr. & Herodes Jr. b Metatrón & Robin
Rudos took falls 1/3.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro b Magnus, Pegasso, Starman
Tuareg took falls 2/3. Nitro beat Starman with a Flashina.
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrellita, Marcela b La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
Straight falls. No Dallys/Marcela issues. Sugheit beat Esterllita at the end and challenged her to a title match.
4) Pólvora b Diamante [lightning]
Polvora defeated Diamante in a rough match.
5) Delta, Fuego, Super Porky b Ephesto, Niebla Roja, Shigeo Okumura
Tecnicos took 2/3. Usual Porky comedy match.
6) Mr. Niebla, Pierroth, Rey Escorpión b Marco Corleone, Thunder, Titán
Mr. Niebla fouled Marco with the ref down. Marco challenged Niebla to a singles match.

Show was about what you’d think with that lineup. Low turnout. No one in a significant role on Friday’s card appeared on this show. Sugheit versus Estrellita seemed set for next week, while Marco & Niebla seemed like it was just for down the road. (This turns out to be wrong.)

CMLL (SUN) 09/08/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Índigo & Javier Cruz b El Piraña & El Tapatío
2) El Ídolo & León Blanco DQ Acertijo & Jocker
Offense not specified
3) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Gallo & Leo and El Hippie I & El Hippie II and Demonio Maya & Demonio Rojo [OCCIDENTE TAG, semifinal]
Leo replaced Halcon de Plata. Listed as “FULL RING”, appears to be a four way tag match (but not really explained.) Truanos beat Gallo & Leo to advance.
4) Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Rey Cometa DQ Felino, Misterioso Jr., Negro Casas
No offense specified. (Sides not specified either.)

Much less detail than usual, with a lot of pictures instead. New person? New phone?

AAA announced Heroes Inmortales will take place 10/18 in Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo in Puebla. They’ve only officially announced Psycho Clown versus Texano Junior for that show. Other matches have been hinted at, but there’s only two tapings left before the show and only one (09/22 in Plan Sexenal) which will actually air before Heroes Inmortales takes place. Maybe some more matches will be announced online and inserted into TV before the next taping, but that looks to be a very important show.

In a more general sense, AAA’s drifted to a setup of having 2 very important shows (TripleMania and Guerra de Titanes) and two less major shows which set up matches for the bigger shows (Rey de Reyes & Heroes Inmortales.) I wouldn’t expect too much important to be added.

That 10/18 date is going to be exceptionally busy. It’s the same Friday night WWE runs Arena Ciudad de Mexico and CMLL will have it’s usual Friday night show.  Puebla is 1:45 to the southwest from Mexico City. Lucha libre fans generally do not travel that far for shows – it’s the reason small shows in small town can still exist – but AAA would normally hope to draw some fans from Mexico City from a big show and WWE and their local promoters definitely expect to get people in from Puebla. These are all going to hurt each other a bit. The rumor had been Heroes Inmortales in Guadalajara, where WWE is running earlier in the week, and AAA might have decided flipping Heroes Inmortales/Guerra de Titanes venues was the best option.

LuchaWorld has a recap of Friday’s shows and 70 to 61 on the 2012 countdown. Machine Rocker is too low!

Rob has highlights of 07/30/13 CMLL.

Lucha Libre in Japan

09/08 REINA: lacking official results, but Zeuxis reports…
Zeuxis & La Vaquerita b Leon & Hagane [REINA TAG]
They’re the 9th champions. 3rd time for Zeuxis, who also holds the Junior title.

09/07 NOAH: Fenix b Kaiser
09/08 NOAH: Fenix [O], Shane Haste, Mikey Nicholls b Genba Hirayanagi [X], Takashi Sugiura, KENTA
Before the tour, NOAH had Fenix do a 20 minute workout of highspots so the press could see his moves. Fenix said after that he invented much of the moves that day. Why is this not on YouTube right now? (Also, that might tell you about the current level of visibility of AAA in Japan.)

09/08 Stardom: Takumi Iroha b Dark Angel [5STAR GP]
Dark Angel drops to 1-2, and can not advance. She’s got one more match to go.

Links

Rush says he had “un traguito” of tequila before his hair match with Terrible, to calm his nerves.

Pasion Kristal talks about being an exotico.

Kristal says La Braza lost his hair in a four way match, though it’s not clear if Kristal or Polvo gets credit for the win. (It would’ve been this show.)

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Ray Mendoza vs El Nazi.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 09/15/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Oro Jr. vs Espanto Jr. & Zayco
2) Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Estrellita vs Princesa Sugheit [MEX WOMEN]
Estrellita is champion. Second defense, both versus Sugheit
4) La Máscara, Super Porky, Thunder vs Ephesto, Felino, Pierroth
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Kráneo, Psicosis, Volador Jr.
6) Marco Corleone vs Mr. Niebla

As it turns out, they’re both happening! Plus Estetas versus Invasors (possible Volador Jr. unmasked debut) and a good minis match.

Excluding tournament matches, this will be Marco’s first singles match in Arena Mexico in five years. He beat Hijo del Lizmark for his hair in 2008. Marco is 4-0 in singles matches all time, excluding those tournament matches (just a loss versus Tanahashi last year.) Marco tried to stand with the Mexican people in his post match promo, but I’m not sure he’ll be cheered over Niebla.