photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 08/05/2014 Arena México [Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Bengala & Molotov b Akuma & Cholo
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Nitro b Magnus, Sensei, Star Jr.
Arkangel replaced Herodes (who has left CMLL). Rudos took 2/3.
3) Okumura, Sangre Azteca, Skándalo b Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Súper Halcón Jr.
Okumura beat Starman via unseen foul. Sangre Azteca was taken to the hospital taking after Hombre Bala landed on his knees on a moonsault.
4) Stuka Jr. b Pólvora [lightning]  (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Match was originally Titan/Cavernario. Titan was pulled on Monday (foot), while Polvora replaced Cavernario unannounced.
5) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tritón b Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Mr. Niebla, Shocker, Vangellys b Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Super Porky
Atlantis replaced Maximo. Rudos took 1/3.

Four subs, only one announced a head of time. Another doesn’t seemed to be out of CMLL’s hands. Herodes, in the friends only section of his Facebook, said he decided to leave CMLL yesterday. Box Y Lucha reposted his statement here, where Herodes said he was leaving because of his own personal issues and not anything to do with CMLL.

Raul Jimenez from (soccer team) America and the Mexico national team was with Shocker.

CMLL (TUE) 08/05/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Brillante b El Acertijo
2) Marcela & Princesa Sugehit b Amapola & La Seductora
Amapola replaced retiree Princesa Blanca. Tecnicos took falls 1/3.
3) Disturbio, Olímpico, Virus b Gallo, Omar Brunetti, Smaker
Rudos took 1/3, only losing the middle by excessive violence. Gallo needed medical help. Disturbio challenged Omar to a hair match for next week.
4) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro b Felino, Puma, Tiger
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. DQ Euforia, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Tecnicos took 2/3, Terrible fouled Marco in the third.
6) Último Guerrero b Rush
UG took 1/3.

Not sure the best follow up to spending the last few months trying to get Rush & Sombra over is to have them lose to Ultimo Guerrero for no reason. At least it’s happening in Guadalajara (and Puebla, probably Monday.)

AAA tapes tonight in Tezitulan. This show will be the last which airs prior to TripleMania, though it’s oddly short on star power. Psycho Clown and Texano Jr. do face off in the main event and Myzteziz is there, but no one else from the Copa TripleMania is scheduled. Averno is the only person from the cage match on the card. The underdcard is more well represented – Taya/Faby face off, and many of the cruiserweight participants are around – but that seems more chance than a plan. It’s not a big stretch to imagine one of those missing top guys to make an appearance on the card, but this seems like a low key end to a low key build to TripleMania. The biggest news out of this show might be finding out what next for Anarquia; AAA hasn’t announced a replacement for Steve Pain.

After the TripleMania conference, Myzteziz again declared CMLL needs to change the programming people to restore the company, because a bad Arena Mexico is bad for anyone. Myzteziz, who quit CMLL with so little notice that the people in charge did not know he had quit, said he left CMLL thru the front door on great terms and only wants the best for them. Myzteziz says he’s happy with people chanting Sin Cara and Mistico, because it shows he’s made multiple names famous while guys like Wagner and Aguayo are living off their father’s names. Myzteziz also believes they fans are chanting “Sin Cara” and “Mistico” because “Myzteziz” is too hard to pronounce. (YES.)

Psycho says the match with him and Texano will just be them alone. Not sure why he’d say that since they’ve never addressed the referee issue. Texano noted he’s beaten Psycho’s father, he’s beaten Psycho’s brother and now he’s going to be a rare man who beats a masked man with only putting his hair on the line.

+LuchaTV has video of Dr. Wagner Jr.’s appearance at the TripleMania press conference. Tercera Caida is bumped to Friday again this week, but the show was posted to YouTube a day or so early today.

The CMLL Anniversary show is not the most expensive ticket for a combat sports even in Mexico City the next few months. UFC 180, taking place November 15, announced they’ll be charging from 7000 for closest ($527 USD), 350 ($26) cheapest. (That doesn’t appear to count handling charges.) WWE’s stop in Arena Ciudad de Mexico will charge 7668 for a VIP ticket ($576 USD), 5112 ($385) for a normal front row, 256 ($19) cheapest. Both those top prices outdistance the crazy CMLL prices.

Segunda Caida reviews Satanico, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero vs Villano IV, Villano  V, and IWRG Mr. Niebla. Also, the best summary of what it feels to watch IWRG at any point in time.

I have no context, no idea what the story was here or really what role either team played in IWRG at the time, or the nature of the TV show, or anything at all.

Today’s CMLL Informa will include words from retiree Princesa Blanca, as well as Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, and Oro Jr.

SuperLuchas points out Dr. Wagner Jr. has never lost at TripleMania.

Juarez’s Astro Boy II has passed away.

Negro Navarro & Black Terry face Zoom Driver & Karisma on the Lucha Memes show. Impulso will face Fuego Latino on the 09/16 Queretaro match.

Los Nerds’ Kevin writes a column about what it takes to be a DTU luchador. He suggests every DTU wrestler is licensed, though I’m sure I’ve seen of them mentioned in licensing exams after they’ve appeared on DTU shows.

Fuego en el Ring visits the Talavision shirt store.

A column on La Matraca says CMLL’s anniversary show will sell out if they convince the people Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis will actually happen this time.

Lineups

DTU (SAT) 08/09/2014 Arena Aficion
1) ?, ??, ??? vs ????, Angel Suicida, Corazon Latino
2) Ángel del Misterio vs Príncipe Halcón, Black Fire, Lanzeloth, Artikus
3) Paranoiko vs Jhonky, Miedo Extremo, Dement Extrem
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Jimmy, Kevin, Tony and Calibus Frescura, Chica Ye-Ye, Estrella Divina
5) B-boy vs Cíclope, Septimo Dragon, Slayer Pack, Hacker
6) Willie Mack vs Drastik Boy, Violento Jack, Aero Boy
7) Ángel o Demonio © vs Ovett [DTU CONSGRADO]
fourth? defense for Angel o Demonio

DTU starts it’s next run of shows this weekend so it’s nice they’re announcing cards. They’re going to do a title match on each show, starting here with the Porros facing each other. It’s supposed to be a different title on each show, except there are more show than DTU titles.

CMLL (TUE) 08/12/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Flyer vs Camorra & Ramstein
2) Leono, Robin, Sensei vs Canelo Casas, Hijo del Signo, Nitro
3) Black Panther, Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Kamaitachi, Okumura
4) Hombre Bala Jr. vs Sangre Azteca [lightning]
5) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kráneo, Puma, Ripper
6) La Máscara, Máximo, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Shocker, Tiger

Lightning match isn’t happening as listed. Sangre Azteca posted on Facebook that he’s getting knee surgery today at 4pm.

The Starman/Okumura feud may be ongoing? Lower midcard feuds are the new market inefficiency?

CMLL (TUE) 08/12/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Sky Kid vs Évola & Sádico
2) Esfinge & Leo vs Artillero & Súper Comando
3) Magnus, Soberano Jr., Stigma vs Demonio Maya, Demonio Rojo, Ráfaga
4) Omar Brunetti vs Disturbio [hair]
5) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Último Guerrero
6) Marco Corleone vs Terrible

Marco gets a singles match! Marco still can’t get a title match.

Disturbio is the new Loco Max.