Olympics are over, but there’s some other stuff worth pointing out.
As mentioned in today’s update, AAA will be streaming TripleMania on it’s website. It’s scheduled to be shown on AAA’s website Sunday at 4pm Central. It’ll also be commercial free, according to AAA’s social media manager. They haven’t specified exactly how they’re doing it, but it’s probably a streaming bit. AAA had a streaming video player years and multiple redesigns, and I’d assume it’s something like that again.
AAA is reportedly breaking TripleMania up into three parts. Every air date past TripleMania is now a week later. They’ll be set all the way thru 09/23 after this weekend’s Expo (which means nearly all the way thru to a late September/early October Heroes Inmortales, if they’re doing one.) TripleMania basically had a triple main event, so doing one week with Mesias/Perro, one week with Wagner/Mascara and one week with TNA/AAA works, and everything else can be fit in as it fits on time. The regional show will likely have to fill some time, maybe we should start asking for specific matches from the vault.
I don’t believe I’ll be around this Sunday to check this (or Terra!) out, so let me know how it goes.
RAW is back on Mondays, which is actually great news for lucha; once NFL season starts, RAW on the weekend might have spelled doom for the traditional lucha libre time slots. However, after how Televisa used the Olympics to push their Televisa Deportes Network, I wonder if there might be a chance they do the same for the NFL, and lucha ends up unaffected this year. After last year’s chaotic and often disappointing treatment by Televisa of lucha libre, it’d be great to avoid the whole problem this year. Someone would be happy with Televisa!
=== CMLL ===
Galavision/Televisa: The required women’s match and the required Mistico match.
FOX: Volador vs Peste Negra feud is over here, and probably the lightning match and the Cometa/Puma trios.
C3: Young guy night! Diamante, Sombra, Titan vs Niebla, Polvora, Ultimo Guerrero as the main event.
52MX: Sombra vs Averno, always worth a rewatch.
GDL: maybe back this week? Las Luchas did air a new episode! This should have Mistico vs Mr. Niebla, which will be a thing, and the cibernetico.
Puebla: setup trios for Mr. Niebla vs Volador, and possible some Stigma/Zavala
Terra: debut for Genesis and Guerrero Maya, Guerrero Maya vs Misterioso in a lightning match, Oro/Mascara/Sombra vs Felino/Negro/Escorpion. They should be starting a title match program on this show, but there’s no obvious one.
=== Other ===
AAA: as noted, TripleMania I, but no guessing what’ll air (until after Regional airs, and then we can all pretend to be psychic)
IWRG: Back! Only the one Sunday airing at 6pm this week. Not sure where they’ll pick up, guessing the Champions show.
ACM: Barba Roja & Pirata Morgan vs Rico Rodriguez & Antifaz del Norte, plus YouTube star el Ninja