Archive for November 15th, 2013

AAA on UTDN: 2013-10-24

recap

taped 2013-10-10 @ Plaza de Toros Jorge Guiterrez, Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo

 

Pain & Psicosis try to balance the head trauma

Dinastía, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Charly Manson, Taya Valkyrie: For a twelve minute match, it did not seem like it had as much as other mixed tag matches – the women were not in a lot, and the rudo section did not last long. Minis were good with the time they had but there was not a lot here.

Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Psicosis, Steve Pain: The first couple minutes were totally fun and different with Daga & Jack Evans. The rest of the match was good too, just more in the vein of the other matches they’ve been doing with this técnico trio and I kind of got stuck day dreaming what it would be like if Daga and Jack actually got to have a singles match. That’s not the point here, just to continue to introduce Suicide (which seems be going well enough.) Suicide & Psicosis seemed a bad idea pairing to start but got better near the end.

 

Psicosis has no fun

Cibernético, El Mesías, Electroshock, La Parka vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Ozz, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu: La Secta against main eventers, and tread no different than the midcard geeks they’re set up to be. Normal AAA main event técnico showcase where the rudos did very little of note on offense and spent much more time selling. The match was built to give as much glory to the técnicos as possible, which doesn’t help an already nonthreatening rudo team to get over. Not quite sure why you need a distraction on a foul when it’s not a DQ for someone to run in and hit one of the participants with a chair. (Especially when they need a distraction for interference last week.)

 

WIN

Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Texano Jr. in a cage match: a lucha libre cage match. They did some random spots, people climbed up, people climbed down, it ended and I was thrilled to move on with my life. It was probably as good as a cage match with nothing on the line was going to be, but that didn’t mean it did anything for me.

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Golden Magic/Canis Lupus, Alan Extreme tecnico?, Dos Caras retirement, AAA in Queretaro

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 11/14/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG]
1) Seiya b Zurdog
2) Atomic Star & Electro Boy b Alfa & Omega
3) Dragón Celestial, Látigo, Mr. Leo b Anubis Black, Douki, Imposible
Imposible and Douki had issues, leading to their team’s defeat.
4) Golden Magic b Canis Lupus
Golden Magic won and challenged for Lupus’ title again.
5) Trauma I, Trauma II, Veneno b Alan Extreme, Eterno, Súper Nova
Super Nova’s return. Alan seems unhappy on the rudo side, and he accidentally fouled Super Nova and his teammates turned on him. Looks like Traumas turned on Veneno as well, but not mentioned in the IWRG recap. Result isn’t clearly specified.

Lots of people not getting along. Canis Lupus has to get thru Guerrero Maya Jr. before he can give Golden Magic a title shot. The CMLL Furor show is Sunday with that title match, a maestros match including Satanico and a main event listed as Marco, Rush, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Ultimo Guerrero and Euforia. Card subject to change.

AAA tapes tonight in Queretaro, on a show which should make clear what major matches are happening for Guerra de Titanes, because there’s only one more taping after. The main event is the new partnership of Cibernetico & Perro Jr. teaming with Fenix to finally get their hands on the Secta. Perro’s excuse for being on the tecnico side is to get this match, so this should be a turning point in the story. Normal build would have La Secta beating Perro & Cibernetico to keep this going, but AAA’s also telegraphed something coming up with Konnan and the rest of Los Perros versus Perro, and maybe that something will happen tonight (especially since they’re on opposite sides at the next taping.) Megachampion Texano is in the semimain, teaming with Fantasma & Silver King versus Mesias, Electroshock and the returning Blue Demon. Any of those tecnicos could end up in a title match.  Best looking match of the show is the Angelico/Suicide/Jack versus Daga/Perro/Pentagon tercera. This taping seems lined up to cover two weeks of two, which normally means an unannounced match added to the card, or a lot of filler on UTDN some upcoming week.

CMLL has a less interesting show, continuing the Tama Tonga/Terrible vs La Mascara/Rush feud. Negro Casas & La Sombra act as their partners. (The card changes I thought I knew earlier this week do not appear to have actually happened.) The Terra main event, Bobby Zavala against Titan, should be a lot of fun and there’s another Puma/Tiger team up in the tercera.

Polvora is also scheduled to defend his CMLL Welterweight Championship against Black Metal in Los Mochias and EAW continues their tour. Shocker mentioned last night he was on those shows, which would be the easiest explanation for why Atlantis is listed in two places at once this weekend.

Dos Caras updates his retirement tour: 11/16 in Arena Lopez Mateos, 12/04 in Japan (last time teaming with Mil Mascaras in Japan), then Tijuana, San Luis Potosi, Monterrey, another trip to Japan (this one final) and one more show in DF. That’s one more Japan trip than he indicated before and five shows in Mexico.

CMLL Gaceta recaps this week’s events with Rush in Puebla. They also push Camorra continuing to feud with Starman in addition with Stigma. The New Year’s Day apuesta match has been a tag match the last two years (the only two years they seem to have done it), maybe that’s happening again. No idea who would be Camorra’s partner – that’s a good one for random speculation!

Rob has highlights of 07/26/13 CMLL.

AAA posted the second part of their interview with Mesias.

TerceraCaida aired last night with highlights, an interview with Dos Caras about his retirement show, and another with Arkangel and Isis about Chile and this weekend’s ChilangaMask show.

DTU aired two matches from Arena Queretaro. Random Yuta/Maxima Velocidad appearances!

This is my favorite fantasy booking in some time.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-10-19

recap

taped 2013-10-15 @ Arena Mexico

 

Akuma’s clever “standing up” counter

Metálico & Molotov vs Akuma & Misterioso Jr.: Misterioso as a replacement made it the usual opener less than that. He wasn’t so into being here and it showed, doing what he just needed to get by. Akuma and the técnicos had no chemistry and this was a lot less than last week’s match. This is also the usual bit of a midcard wrestlers struggling to beat early match guys, because no one’s any better than any one else (which means they’re all not too good.)

 

tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimber

Acero, Eléctrico, Fantasy vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito: Warrior versus Fantasy is the most random of all random feuds. Eléctrico is getting really good, especially he works with Pierrothito, but there frequently doesn’t seem to be enough motivated skilled people around to have a good trios match. This was not a good match Acero’s back and you would’ve hardly noticed he was here at all, then you would’ve noticed he looked way out of form.

 

heads up, Rey Cometa

Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Virus: Fun match that would’ve been even better with a little more time. First two falls were more intense and inspired while the last was the usual stuff set up to a finish, but everything was done well. Tecnicos were really great as a team, which is unusual for a midcard trios group. Good build up to the tag title match (possibly by compelte concidence.)

 

Maximo as Mije!

Marco Corleone, Máximo, Thunder vs Euforia, Felino, Mr. Niebla: Standard trios match, with Niebla being mean towards Máximo instead of playing along with his antics. Woke up on the wrong side of the bed, I guess. Crowd reacted for the spots they were supposed, but definitely the match you’ve seen before outside of Marco’s wild punching spree near the end. (Repeating the spots is kind of the points, I understand.) Thunder is more interesting when he’s facing Euforia, for reasons which only exist in my mind.

 

rope flip into a kick

La Sombra, Shocker, Titán vs Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr.: A mostly ordinary but kind of dead match that did pick up a little bit in the closing moments. I couldn’t believe Mr. Aguila wrestled the whole match in that big outfit, I could believe he was a little off because of all the time he spent off. Otherwise normal Volador/Sombra feuding with a splash of the other guys.

Sombra dropped on his head, yawn

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