Archive for February, 2014

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-02-01

 

Dragon Rojo in one gif

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taped 2014-01-24 @ Arena México
Máximo, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso Jr., Rey Escorpión: Máximo/Rey Escorpion build up, which seemed to exist just to remind you they might get around to it someday. Now day. I don’t know if I had no patience or if this was too slow, but it really dragged the first couple falls and the comeback felt super casual. Everyone ended up doing what they usually do but I was forgetting this match as it was happening. Rudos just stood around to let the técnicos do things to them, it was nice of them. Third fall was more interesting. Titan’s offense is much more slap based when wrestling Misterioso and more deadly DDT on the apron with Escorpion, funny how that works.

 

apron DDT

La Sombra, Rush, Shocker vs Averno, Mephisto, Negro Casas: Good bit to get over the Shocker turn; there was no mistaking or dragging it out, he was after Rush from the moment they got to the ring (and Rush was still hurt from Shocker forcing the bar on to his chest!) Negro Casas was the happiest man in the world to see Shocker and Rush fighting each other. Sombra, Averno and Mephisto occasionally tried to have a match here, but this was really short and just about the turn.

 

Brillo Dorado

Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Niebla Roja, Reaper, Último Guerrero: Good main event, though not a lot to it. A moment for the tencicos to show off while the rudos still get the win. Mascara Dorada makes tricky aeral moves look amazingly easy in this match. While CMLL is creating vignettes, I hope they do one about why all the técnicos suddenly love Volador Jr. – Dorada going with the half mask here was kind of good.

triple dive

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Arena Mexico preview, Chessman/Demon

Today’s Arena Mexico is a little bit of a lame duck show. The incredible pairs tournament takes over the Friday card the next two weeks, then Dos Leyendas follows on the 03/21. We know half the matches for Homenaje a Dos Leyendas and we’re not expected a lot from the rest of the card, but the one thing we could get from tonight is another title match for that show. The main event has the Estetas del Aire versus the best three of the Guerreros Laguneros. The Guerreros got a win two weeks ago, so another win could set up a title match next month. Or the tecnicos could just win and this could be not a concern.

Rush and Shocker continue to feud in the semimain. They probably shouldn’t be in the tag tournament, so this may be a few weeks of them going directly at each other in trios until the hair match. Stuka Jr. versus Vangellys is the best bet for a good match; the undercard has some good tecnico sides and some incomplete rudo sides.

CMLL posted their video promo for tonight. It remains weird to me that they do these the exact same way they did them on Televisa when they could do anything they want for them (or for all of the shows if they wanted to.)

Chessman went out of his way to taunt Blue Demon Jr. at the press conference for Irapuato TV taping on Monday. I’m convinced Demon’the mystery guy in that trios. Dinastia brought up he won the title in Irapuato about a year ago (and amazingly, they didn’t go a year between title defenses.)

WWL has added a DTU Violento Jack vs Ciclope vs Drastick Boy three way to their 03/09 DF show. That WWL show is going end up with 15 matches again.

WNC held their own press conference to talk about CMLL’s press conference! It’ll just be the CMLL-REINA International Championship on the line when Syuri comes to Mexico, not the other REINA title or the WNC title (which does seem to make a title change more likely.) Syuri said she was excited to come to wrestling in Arena Mexico. They have the dates as the #1 contender cibernetico taking place on 04/15 and the title match on 04/21 (and Syuri being in for two weeks), which is slightly different than what CMLL said yesterday. It’s all close enough. Those are both Tuesdays. Amapola seems the most likely to get the title shot.

Perros del Mal says Perro Aguayo Jr. has not been asked to work on the 05/04 Monterrey show and not to believe the poster. Meanwhile, Kcidis pictures the new Perros del Mal member.

NJPW also acknowledged Mascara Dorada will be on the Taiwan shows, but no other info. Not clear if he’s going for other Japan based shows.

LuchaWorld has a recap of the Homenaje A Dos Leyendas press conference.

Rob has highlights of 07/02 and 07/30/1993 AAA.

Tiger Lee lost his mask to Blazer in Arena Aficion on Tuesday. No name given. This is different Tiger Lee than the one in Arena Naucalpan – this one’s more karate and that one’s more tiger.

Sabor del Ring interviews Galaxy from Queretaro about his rudo team.

Guerrero Maya & Delta appeared on Adrenalina Extreme.

Pachuca luchador Drastico is out with a knee injury.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-02-01

 

Star Junior!

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02/28-03/02 lucha times

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I continue to have problems with the TVC feed. Not sure I’ll get Puebla, but DTU will probably go up by itself and IWL is IWL.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Part one of Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera, which could mean anything. Maybe the mystery guy? Maybe not?

== CMLL ==

FOX: Peste Negra/Shocker vs Bufete del Amor, Gran Alternativa winner.

52MX: Top 2 from CMLL, maybe Camorra/Stigma from GDL?

C3: La Mascara, Maximo, Triton vs Averno, Boby Zavala, Mephisto.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Rush vs Vangellys

Lucha Azteca: Gran Alternativa final.

Terra Friday: Stuka Jr. vs Vangellys, Delta/Maya/Cometa vs Kamaitachi/Morphosis/Olimpico

Terra Sunday: La Sombra vs Dragon Rojo. Atlantis, Marco, Voaldor vs Kraneo, Mr. Aguila, Reaper

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: maybe Wednesday’s show, maybe last Sunday’s show, maybe this Sunday’s show? It was last Sunday last week, who’s to say this week. The show has been pre-empted by random programming during the week so far.

Noches de Coliseo: maybe the AAA show

DTU: matches from the 11/23 DF show? The IWRG vs DTU tag and the four way tag were announced.

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CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-02-01

 

surprise spear!

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taped 2014-01-21 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Fuego, Gallo, Magnus vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Bárbaro Cavernario, Nosferatu: They’ve turned the lights way down in Guadalajara as well, which often makes it look like the arena is much more empty. First fall went verylong and didn’t leave much for the other two; Gallo didn’t get a lot in outside of the surprise second fall win and being fouled in the third. The match was built around Arkangel and Gallo feuding, so hopefully that means someone’s thought to air their match next week.

Polvora somehow found an empty seat!

taped 2014-01-26 @ Arena Coliseo
Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión: GREAT. Championship level match between these two teams, where the titles just happened to not be on the line. Everyone was on, everything went right, and the tecnicos looked spectacular. Crowd was far more receptive to the técnicos (even if they were chanting meaning things at Místico at first), and CMLL would generally feel like they were a much stronger promotion if they ran more DF events in Arena Coliseo. (Or a more full Arena Mexico.) It’s going to take some time to get to used to Kickboxer Dragon Rojo.

 

triple dive

Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger: GREAT and a high level great one. It’s conceivable they could do this match better and they’re obviously getting more tries at it, but this was as great a way to start a feud together. Crowd was totally into it, desperately wanting to see Atlantis versus Negro and well into Puma & Tiger vs Delta & Guerrero Maya. Either of those matches (or other matches) would seem like a big deal later on. The crowd wants to cheer Negro Casas, but he and his nephews were just despicable enough to get the fans to actually turn on him. That’s a major achievement in 2014. Everything looked sharp and felt serious. Atlantis is limited in what he can do, but he does righteous anger really well.

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Shocker/Rush, Dallys/Marcela for Dos Leyenda, many tournaments, Verano de Escandalo, Maximo, Sin Cara

IWRG (WED) 02/26/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, IWRG, The Gladiatores]
1) Sky Ángel b Onix
2) Rayan & Spartan b Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota
3) Aztlán, Kanon, Skayde, Vortize b Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor I
Skayde team won without controversy this time.
4) Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago, Veneno b Fuerza Guerrera, Trauma I, Trauma II
Tecnicos took 1/3. Trauma II cheated to win the second, Doc did the same in the third.
5) Súper Nova b Eterno [NWA OLD LH]
Nova took falls 1/3. Eterno was about to finish him with a Styles Clash, but Nova blocked it and reversed into a cavernaria variation for the win. Super Nova keeps the title, 2nd? defense

I was very confused when I saw Black Terry Jr.’s photos on flickr this morning – I’m still not used to Wednesday IWRG at all.

CMLL Press Conference

Rush and Shocker will face off on March 21st in a hair versus hair match as the main event of Dos Leyendas. Negro Casas, currently in a sling, will sit this one out and face the winner at a later date. All three signed contracts and surprisingly did not come to blows (though it was a close call.) Rush was more respectful than usual, but still set Shocker off. Rush versus Shocker is a battle between guys who’ve never lost their hair; everyone would’ve expected Casas to lose if he was in a three way match, so this should be a bigger draw. The idea is Negro is hurt and unable to be in the match, but they’ve also said he’ll be back before then.

Marcela and Dalys were also announced for a title match on Dos Leyendas, but both ended up demanding a hair match and getting that instead. Lucky they had contracts ready!

It will also be have the final of Parajes Incriedble tournament. That will kick off next week, with blocks on 03/07 and 03/14. Teams announced: La Sombra & Ultimo Guerrero, Terrible & Marco Corleone, Maximo & Rey Escorpion, Mr. Niebla & Atlantis. Titan and Mascara Dorada were up there to have their partners announced as well, but whoever their rudo partners aren’t weren’t there and weren’t announced. That part was strange.

The other three matches will probably the usual filler of getting guys onto the show. There was no suggestion of a legend’s match this year. Terra may air the whole show and it may be TV Azteca’s first TV show, but there was no official mention of any of that during the press conference.

Non Dos Leyendas announcements:

  • A Copa Bobby Bonales will take place on 03/14 (Friday). It sounded like Negro Casas, Atlantis and Blue Panther would be involved. They ran one of these before, and it was simply a trios match (that ended in DQ.) Now I remember, thanks to the CMLL Gaceta recap – this is less a match or tournament, and more an award that’s handed out.
  • A Gen 14 vs Gen 13 cibernetico will take place on 03/25 (Tuesday). Metalico is on the Gen13 team (taking Genesis’ spot, I guess – it’s not officially Gen13, but all the other guys are from that class.) It’s a 16 man field, and the final 8 will advance to En Busca de un Idolo. That starts on 04/04 (Friday)
  • Syuri is headed to CMLL in April. They’ll hold a cibernetico at some point, and the winner will get a match on 04/14 against Syuri for her triple crown of championships
  • Mascara Dorada is headed to Taiwan for NJPW. Those shows are 04/12 & 04/13. He’s the only Mexican on the tour. He’s probably on the NJPW tour soon after, but that was not said.
  • There will be a music performance before the 04/27 show (Sunday, probably Arena Mexico)

If Hechicero makes the En Busca de un Idolo field, the Hechicero is going to win all fan voting. CMLL should carefully decide how they want to proceed with that (or not, and the best guy can just win.)  It would also be nice if the final episode of Season 2 aired somewhere, anywhere, and the TV situation was handled better this year.

Other News

Konnan was on Figure Four Daily (subscribers only). He didn’t drop a lot of info, but there was some interesting stuff. On the US front, he said “there are a lot of little changes going on” with the El Rey/AAA and he’ll know more in a couple of weeks.

In an aside about iPPV – they’re still hoping to get Rey de Reyes on the internet but the deal isn’t done – Konnan mentioned the second iPPV would be Verano de Escandlo in June. That’s the first AAA’s said anything about a show in June, but it fits perfectly with Marisela Pena’s comment about AAA running five major events this year. It also breaks up the long gap between Rey de Reyes in March and TripleMania not until August. Essentially, AAA’s flipping the months of TripleMania and Verano de Escandalo for whatever reason.

Konnan also confirmed Maximo is NOT coming to AAA. “We’ve talked to him a couple times, [he says] ‘I want to jump, I want to jump’ and then he never does.” Konnan theorized people end up staying with CMLL because NJPW must pay well for the guys who go, money from sponsorships (the 3M shirt Sombra wears), and there already being so much talent in AAA that they’re afraid of being lost.

Konnan would not confirm or deny Sin Cara is under the mask, but mentions ‘he heard’ Sin Cara is under a non-compete until May so AAA definitely couldn’t use him before then. Konnan also said “The original surprise that was supposed to be in Juan de la Barrera will be in Rey de Reyes.”

I don’t know what to make of that. Sin Cara is obviously the surprise, was the guy under the mask, and makes sense to be revealed at Rey de Reyes, but the non-compete is news to me and seems to prevent him from actually appearing as Sin Cara. The only work around I can figure is convincing him not to be Sin Cara. If Sin Cara wrestles as another name, it’d be harder for WWE prove he’s violating his non-compete.

I’d guess the non-compete is what going on with over the Monterrey show he’s advertised for. Sin Cara has specifically he’s working there on 05/03, which would make sense if he’s not legally allowed to do it (but maybe agreed to it anyway.)

In this week’s SuperLuchas, Mesias says he’s going to see the doctor in two weeks and will only find out then if he’ll need to get surgery. (The interview was from Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera, so it may be one week by now.) Mesias will not know when he’ll be able to return until that doctor’s visit.

There’s also interviews with Super Fly and Aerostar. Aerostar pushes for the mask match. Super Fly points out he was an original Fuerza Aerea member and Aerostar is not, so Aerostar shouldn’t get to be leader. This is true, but I think you give up leadership when you turn on the group. The La Lucha Se Hace column says there was a tryout before AAA’s show in Ecatepec, including new faces and people from CMLL. An interview with Blue Demon Jr. says he’ll defend the Latin American title at Rey de Reyes but since Chessman spends so much time with tables, chairs and ladder, maybe Chessman should became a carpenter instead of a luchador. Demon hints at a big surprise, which sounds like his involvement in the AAA US/el Rey project.

The 04/27 Masked Republic show at the ECW Arena will now also be an iPPV thru Highspots for $10. That’s a pretty good deal. I expect I’ll end up doing live results for that show.

Rob has highlights of 12/13/13 CMLL  and Fulgor II’s new move.

LuchaWorld had KrisZ’s news update.

R de Rudo has video of the Copa Coco Blanco from this past weekend’s Arena Neza show.

DJ Spectro is giving away Arena KO Magazine 1708 (1986-04-20)  to anyone who likes his page.

AAA is giving a Cibernetico mask via Twitter, if you can get the most RTs. More details on that link, but you do have to be in Mexico.

Last night’s Tercera Caida had Super Crazy, Crazy Boy and Pesadilla as guests. The after the show video is up too.

LA Park & Volador Jr. beat Ultimo Guerrero & La Sombra in Nuevo Laredo. It sounds like the Laguneros worked rudo.

El Hijo del Santo writes about Black Shadow.

Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Azteca 02/15/14, the better week of the Gran Altnerativa tournament.

The chart here on CMLL/Terra’s recap of Cien Caras’ career looks very familiar.

A press conference for King Vikingo versus the new Alberije in a mask match tomorrow devolved into chair throwing.

Lineup

IWRG (WED) 03/05/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxy vs Zurdog
2) Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor I vs Aztlán, Kanon, Vortize [super libre]
3) Black Terry vs Skayde
one fall
4) Alan Extreme, Centvrión, Dr. Cerebro vs Danny Casas, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Lizmark Jr., Relámpago, Veneno vs Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly

Terry vs Skayde! Other matches too, but Terry vs Skayde!

DTU (SUN) 03/09/2014 Autolavado VM, Tulancingo, Hidalgo
1) ? vs ??
DTU academy match
2) Hellboy vs Ave Fenix, Maremoto Jr., Rocko, Corazon Latino, Sacristan Del Diablo, Billytronick, Optimus, Artikus, Alexis X
3) Black Fire & Chica Ye-Ye vs Jose El Caporal & Juan el Ranchero and Miedo Extremo & Pequeno Cobra
4) Dance Boy vs Demoledor, Fantasma de la Ópera, Hormiga, Amo De La Noche, Talaxys, Peligro, Aguila Misteriosa, Muerte Bucanera
5) Kaleth vs Suicida, Ángel del Misterio
6) Violento Jack vs Jhonky
7) Cíclope vs Ovett, Paranoiko, Slayer Pack
8) Ángel o Demonio vs Crazy Boy, Super Mega [DTU CONSGRADO]
Angel o Demonio is champion

The DTU poster is stylish but hard to read in the form it’s presented; I can’t read most of the stipulations on there. Stipulations probably don’t matter a lot in DTU. Fourth match seems to be honoring Cerbero Negro and may be for a title shot.

AAA on Televisa: 2014-02-01

 

running knee smash

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taped 2014-01-25 @ Estadio de Beisbol, Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur
Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita vs Mary Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie: OK womens’ match. Good effort and they were trying a lot of stuff they had not tried before with most of it going okay, but just looking very robotic or not smooth at time. The Canadians were especially ambitious and sometime it looked like they were thinking thru the moves instead of just doing them. You could do a lot worse, and they’ll be better if they keep trying this for a while.

 

Monster Clown is Ultimo Guerrero!

Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Psicosis, Texano Jr.: Another Psycho/Consejo match, with Psicosis as a special guest star. I have nothing useful to say about this match but neither did they, since there wasn’t any real story to it until Psycho made his heavyweight challenge after it. (They’ve gone from having a bad story to no particular story for this feud, which might be an improvement.) It was basically the house show match except for the part where Monster Clown became Ultimo Guerrero and Psicosis nearly found a new way to go head first into the mat.

 

running moonsault dropkick

El Mesías vs Fénix, Zorro, Silver King in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament semifinal match: One of AAA’s big advantages over CMLL is it rarely looks dated. Zorro got a hair cut sometime since his last appearance and every picture of him is of that new look. Over in CMLL, Euforia is still coming out to an entrance video that’s from when he was in the Infernales, two groups ago. Anyway, AAA’s back to another round of elimination matches where people stupidly break up pins which would definitely help them, joy. This match also demonstrated the power in numbers of the Nuevo Sociedad by having their two members constantly accidentally hitting each other. This match was also the second time they’ve teased a fun looking Mesías/Fenix singles match which is obviously never going to happen. Fenix did the Mr. Niebla comedy spot of slipping and crotching himself on the top rope, except it was so definitely not supposed to be a comedy spot. His one pinfall looked good. The Zorro & Mesías segment was longer than the other two guys were in, slow paced, and ended awkwardly when Mesías hurt his arm on the missed splash. (He was too hurt too lay on his back and get pinned, from the looks of it.) Crowd was into to it – this outdoor crowd was sounded much louder than the outdoor Hard Rock show – but the match leading up to the injury wasn’t too exciting to me and the injury is a sad way to end it.

 

Ozz Driver

Cibernético, Jack Evans, La Parka vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Ozz, Dark Scoria: Usual main event match until the rudos somehow managed a second beatdown and then just won clean at the end of it. No foul, not evil referee, no distraction, just beat the guy. I think La Secta must’ve been thrown off by actually winning, because they still did the traditional stomping of Jack for winning a match he didn’t even win. Match was alright, best in Jack’s first run off offense after the beatdown where everything looked good. It slowed right down after that for Parka’s comedy and never really got rolling at high speed again but it was about what I’d expect. This did seem short; all the matches did, but it didn’t feel like the Teleivsa version was heavily edited and I’d see longer stuff on UTDN. (Maybe that’s wrong?) It was just a quick show.

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great match roundup, week of 2014-02-01

Great/Excellent Matches

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-02-01
taped 2014-01-26 @ Arena Coliseo
Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión: GREAT
Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger: GREAT

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-02-01
taped 2014-01-28 @ Arena México
Titán vs Virus for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship: EXCELLENT

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on Televisa: 2014-02-01
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-02-01

Matches To Watch Later

CMLL Puebla: 2014-02-02
taped 2014-01-20 @ Arena Puebla
Águila Egipcia & Asturiano vs Artillero & Súper Comando:

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-02-04
taped 2014-02-02 @ Arena Naucalpan
Oficial 911 vs Golden Magic for the IWRG Rey del Ring:

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Sin Cara & Averno? Monterrey?, Mascara/Mephisto, Toryumon Mexico

CMLL (TUE) 02/25/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Flyer & Oro Jr. b Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Stigma b Espiritu Negro, Guerrero Negro Jr., Hijo del Signo
3) Starman b Hechicero [lightning]
4) Pierroth, Tiger, Vangellys b Rey Cometa, Sagrado, Super Porky
Tiger replaced Misterioso. Rudos took 2/3. Porky was hurt after a Tiger Kick to the face and left the match in the second fall.
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. DQ Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Mr. Niebla
Atlantida took 2/3, Niebla fouling Atlantis.
6) La Máscara, Máximo, Tritón b Averno, Boby Zavala, Mephisto
Tecnicos look 2/3. Mascara beat Boby with a casita, then Mephisto with a same. Mascara asked Mephisto for a title shot.

Not at all interested in La Mascara singles programs. Averno and Triton worked a lot together in the main event. CMLL keeps coming back to the Atlantis/Niebla feud from time to time. I’m surprised there aren’t more facial injuries with the fierceness of kicks in CMLL the last few months.

CMLL (TUE) 02/25/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Metatrón & Smaker b Demonio Maya & Exterminador
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Warrior b Astral, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Cachorro, Fuego, Stuka Jr. b Cancerbero, Maléfico, Raziel
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) La Sombra, Rush, Titán DQ Niebla Roja, Shocker, Último Guerrero
Niebla Roja replaced Negro Casas. Tecnicos took 2/3, Shocker fouling Rush.
5) Marco Corleone b Euforia
Tecnicos took 2/3.

Euforia foiled! Tercera may end up on 52MX in a couple Saturdays and looks good. Demus is giving tecnicos the Demus Driver on random Tuesday night Guadalajara shows.

Terra announced they’ll broadcast the press conference to announce Homenaje a Dos Leyendas card. It was previously said CMLL would only be the main event, but Terra says it’s the full lineup. (Terra is sometimes wrong.) CMLL’s recap of Puebla show pushes the Shocker/Rush issue there.

CMLL’s posted the Quien es Cien Caras video from last Friday, as well as the preview for this upcoming Friday.

TNA announced they’ve signed Extreme Tiger, who will be using the name Tigre Uno. TNA seems to be a chaotic place with a murky future, but sometimes there’s great opportunity in chaos.

Black Warrior says he wants to be King.

Estrellita & Puma will be on the Turibus this Friday. There’s a mention of plans to expand the program to Tuesdays.

A story of a Veracruz mask maker, who wanted to be a luchador but couldn’t afford it so found a different avenue.

A charity show for the local Red Cross drew 600 people in Arena Vidal.

An interview with Egipcio Jr.

DJ Spectro looks back at Bufalo Salvaje vs Arana Atomica.

Dark Angel previews the Arnold Sports Festival.

Kcidis blows the lid off Sin Cara’s new identity.

Lineup

CMLL (MON) 03/03/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Akrón & Fuerza Chicana vs Ares & King Jaguar
2) Estrellita, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Blanca
3) Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Morphosis, Olímpico, Shigeo Okumura
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Último Guerrero
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla [CMLL TRIOS]
Estetas are champions. Fifth defense.

Maximo is on the card, the same day as the AAA taping in Irapuato. I’m more doubtful of Maximo changing promotions today, though. This week’s AAA TV included promos from Chessman and Blue Demon building up their Rey de Reyes match, that mystery person Irapuato match includes Chessman. Axel was also introduced back in AAA as Blue Demon’s friend and he’s also in the match. Demon makes plenty of sense as the mystery person.

Lluvia continues to make her way back to Mexico City. Rey Bucanero, Shocker and Ultimo Guerrero is Team Early 2000s. Odd rudo/rudo opener.

CMLL (TUE) 03/04/2014 Arena México
1) Dragon Lee & Flyer vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Súper Halcón Jr. vs Hijo del Signo [lightning]
3) Lady Afrodita, Marcela, Silueta vs Princesa Blanca, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Pegasso, Soberano Jr., Valiente vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
5) Cachorro, Sagrado, Super Porky vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
6) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero

Not quite yet on Mascara versus Mephisto.

Super Porky goes for nose revenge! Lightning’s match is all the way down in the segunda, way too early for the coffee break.

CMLL (TUE) 03/04/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón & Virgo vs Demonio Maya & Évola
2) Sky Kid, Smaker, Star Jr. vs Akuma, Artillero, Súper Comando
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia vs Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Sugheit
4) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Mr. Niebla
5) Mistico, Titán, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión

Unsure how Mephisto’s going to be in two places, but that main event looks good. Reyes del Atlantida vs Peste Negra is champion.

Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 03/16/2014 Sala de Armas Magdalena Mixhuca, Ciudad México, Distrito Federal
1) Douki & Hanaoka vs Íkaro & Príncipe Azteca
2) Demus 3:16 & Pequeño Nitro vs Astral & Eléctrico
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Super Ciudadano, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Akuma, Hooligan, Yoruba
4) Brazo de Plata & La Máscara vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Olímpico
5) Último Dragón vs Rey Bucanero [NWA IJ]
Ultimo Dragon is champion

I think Dragon’s defending the NWA title he has, though I believe he’s picked up the All Japan Junior Heavyweight title.

UMLL (SUN) 05/04/2014 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Argenis, Argos, Sin Cara vs Averno, Black Warrior, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

HUH. (Poster here.) There a bunch of Sin Cara lineups slowly filtering out, including another one with Averno in Reynosa. For his part, Sin Cara says the only confirmed match is the the 03/01 Tijuana one, but the Monterrey people seemed pretty sure it’s official. Either Sin Cara is lying or he’s got people making deals for him he doesn’t know about. Sin Cara also appears to have people telling him he’s going to win a unlikely legal battle. This doesn’t seem like Sin Cara is working with the best people.

top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. Sin Cara debuted in AAA – kind of. Friday’s main event included the usual post match brawl, but that was interrupted by a mystery figure posing on the stage for about a half minute before the lights went out and the mystery person disappeared. Mistico’s music played throughout. It was definitely him and he’s under contract to AAA, but his name and mask is a more of an issue. It’s said WWE threatened AAA over use of the name or mask, and so Sin Cara’s head was hidden under a hood for his brief appearance. Sin Cara’s said he’ll have the rights to the name by May but it’s unclear how that would happen, or how AAA could use him until that point.
  2. The rest of AAA’s show was busy as well. Before it even took place, it was announced to be the first of a series of “monthly” AAA events at Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera, though the next date has yet to be announced. Black Warrior, Sin Cara’s old rival, returned to AAA as a member of Perros del Mal and won the last spot in the Rey de Reyes final. A domed cage apuesta match with the Mexican Powers, Fenix and Anarkia was set for Rey de Reyes. A mixed tag title match and Psycho vs Texano in some form also seem likely, though AAA still hasn’t announced much of the card.
  3. Hijo del Santo’s wife has been telling people Santo has been told he can’t continue to wrestle after his scheduled neck surgery, will postpone the surgery to have a couple of matches later this year, then retire. Santo hasn’t officially said anything yet, but is expected to say something this weekend.
  4. Barbaro Cavernario and Mr. Niebla won the 2014 CMLL Gran Alternativa over Soberano Jr & Volador Jr. The tournament seemed to focus more on the veterans than the novatos, and Cavernario (who may have lost his first name) was already headed to a bigger position as part of Peste Negra.
  5. Peste Negra also won the Mexican Trios titles. It was a surprise win, since Niebla seems to be teaming with Cavernario & Herodes going forward, but it’s not as if Titan, La Mascara and Rush were frequent partners. Peste Negra are also challenging for the World Trios titles in Puebla next week. The only down note for Peste Negra was Negro Casas hurting his shoulder last Friday, which will keep him out for a couple weeks.
  6. Rumors continue to suggest CMLL will be on TV Azteca soon. The Super Libre radio show stated the show would debut in March, while talk on Facebook says CMLL will have a 4pm slot on a day to be determined.
  • Cien Caras was announced as the luchador legend to be honored Dos Leyendas. CMLL will hold a press conference to announce the entire card on Thursday, and this will be streamed to the internet (via Terra) for the first time.
  • Octagon versus Fuerza Guerrera was announced for the Mexico City WWL show, which Octagon continuing to suggest he’s leaving AAA.
  • AAA announced TripleMania would take place in Arena Ciudad de Mexico, but not until August (months later than usual.) AAA also announced a deal with a hotel chain, while will help with travel packages for some of their future TV tapings.
  • Box Y Lucha appears to have gone biweekly, joining SuperLuchas.
  • Negro Casas, Shocker and Rush continue to feud and are expected to be announced in a three way hair match for Dos Leyendas on Thursday. Dalys & Marcela also continue to weirdly feud, and may eventually get around to have another title match.
  • Mistico won the CMLL Welterweight Championship from Polovora, his
  • Puma said he tore his bicep, kept working. Matt Jackson hurt his hand, but didn’t break it and will be making his ChilangaMask show.
  • El Dandy will have his retirement match on April’s ChilangaMask show in Arena Lopez Mateos.
  • Masked Republic/Extreme Rising announced a lucha show on 04/27 in ECW Arena with LA Park vs Dr. Wagner Jr. on top.
  • Dr. Wagner Jr. is part of the cast of reality show La Isla, while his ex-wife had disturbing things to say about him in a scandalous magazine.
  • The latest Mr. Aguila in no condition match aired. It was amazing, in that it aired.

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