CMLL (SUN) 09/29/2013 Arena Coliseo [@therealfredo, CMLL, Terra]
1) Aéreo & Stukita b Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000
Tecnicos took 1/3. Stukita looked good in his return (first match since 04/30), while Aereo had an iffy match and Universo looked typically immobile.
2) Soberano Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr. DQ Camorra, Inquisidor, Nosferatu
Tecnicos took 1/3. Camorra blatantly fouled Stigma in the third. Super Halcon Jr. replaced Pegasso. Rudos were not much good.
3) Diamante, Fuego, Sagrado b Ishii, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
Tecnicos took 2/3, Sagrado German suplexing Namajague at the end of a long third fall.
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. b Virus [lightning]
Guerrero Maya won via reverse suastica in 6:38 in a good technical match without big moves. Maya challenged for the Super Lightweight title and Virus accepted for next week.
5) Blue Panther, Shocker, Thunder b Tiger, Último Guerrero, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 1/3, Shocker beating Ultimo Guerrero via reinera.
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, Mistico b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 2/3, tecnicos winning clean in the usual Rey Escorpion hard working match.
Didn’t even notice the tecnicos won every match until after the fact. Next week’s show is back in Arena Mexico.
CMLL Super Lightweight Championship matches in Arena Mexico
2003-09-02: Rocky Romero defeats Volador Jr. – final of initial tournament, title change
2003-11-14: Virus defeats Rocky Romero – title change
2004-12-10: Rocky Romero defeats Virus – title change
2009-04-07: Mascara Dorada wins 10 man cibernetico – vacant title, title change
2011-06-07: Virus defeats Guerrero Maya Jr. – title tournament, title change
The Super Lightweight champion has never kept the title in Arena Mexico. It’s really not as much about the title being a hot potato as CMLL doing very little with this particular belt. It was gone for about five years, it got backburned on Dorada’s reign (though somehow Dragon Rojo qualified for a title match) and it’s been not used near enough with Virus as champion. The odds are in favor of Guerrero Maya Jr. next week, but hopefully the odds are more in favor either Virus or Guerrero Maya doing more with this belt.
CMLL (SUN) 09/29/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Índigo & Meteoro b El Tapatío & Relampago Azul
Rudos took 2/3. Relampago Azul beat Meteoro.
2) Acertijo & Jocker b El Divino & Javier Cruz Jr.
Rudos took 2/3. Jocker beat Divino.
3) Halcón de Plata, León Blanco, Virgo b Espectrum, Exterminador, Magnum
Tecnicos took 2/3. Leon beat Exterminador.
4) Sky Kid & Smaker b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno [OCCIDENTE TAG]
Rematch of tournament final. Tecnicos took 2/3, the last with simultaneous pins. Truenos fall in first defense, Sky Kid & Smaker win the titles for the titles.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja b Stuka Jr., Súper Popular, Valiente
Rudos took 1/3, Niebla Roja sneaking in a foul on Valiente for the win. Valiente challenged him to a singles match next week.
Niebla Roja versus Valiente should be a good match.
Cibernetico, Texano Jr., Pimpinela and La Parka were robbed at gun point when arriving in Ciudad Juarez today for a show. Cibernetico mentioned the incident on Twitter quite a bit, but has since deleted all the messages. I hope that’s a good thing.
AAA will interview Fabi Apache Monday night.
Terra says they’ll reair the 80th Anniversary show on 10/04 (Friday) at 1pm. The show hadn’t been put up in their TerraTV section after all (though it’s on YouTube now.) Maybe this will be without the slight technical difficulties of the live show?
AAA will have their annual Antonio Pena memorial mass next Saturday.
Rob has highlights of 07/19/13 Xalapa.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Lady Apache, who’s teaching lucha libre classes, talks about how hard it was/is to get into lucha libre as a woman.
Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at Sangre Chicana versus Satanico.
Super Porky smokes a couple of cigarettes before each match.
Lucha Libre in Japan
09/29 NJPW: Mascara Dorada [O], Captain New Japan, Tomoaki Honma, Togi Makabe b Bad Luck Fale, Rey Bucanero [X], Tama Tonga, Karl Anderson
Dorada actually involved in the finish! He was said to look good here, and seems to have won with something like a rope bounce casadora cradle. Tama Tonga indicated he was coming to Mexico very soon in post match promos.
09/29 WNC: Yusuke Kodama [O] & Serena b Hijo del Pantera [X] & Chik Tormenta
Chik Tormenta makes an appearance outside of REINA. Hijo del Pantera still keeps on keeping on.
Zeuxis did not win the REINA World Championship, which I never got around to mentioning because REINA did not get around to mentioning (and this promotion is so tiny that no one notices.) Zeuxis & Vaquerita are in the main event trios of the next 10/04 show - bizarrely, against the returning Yumiko Hotta, who declared she was closing the promotion (and at the very least had an ugly split.) Time and lack of money heals all wounds, I guess.
Super Crazy & Pesadilla appear to be on the next NOAH tour.
CMLL (SUN) 10/06/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Shockercito & Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Camorra, Hooligan
3) Diamante, Sagrado, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Puma
4) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Tiger, Vangellys
5) Virus vs Guerrero Maya Jr. [CMLL SL]
Virus is champion, fifth defense
6) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Mistico vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Camorra versus Stigma is an actual feud? So random. (Sagrado vs Fiebre Amarilla is not one. 13 Sundays to go, though it’s probably more like 10-11 since Namjague will leave a few weeks early and then figure on a 3 week build and it’s 7 and I’ve over thought this parenthetical already.)
Virus vs Guerrero Maya should be really good, as should a lot of the other matches on the card.