Mije in orbit
photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 08/26/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Flyer & Leono b Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Hijo del Signo, Inquisidor, Nitro b Magnus, Molotov, Sensei
Rudos took 2/3.
3) La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Skadi DQ La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 2/3, the last when Seductora unmasked Lluvia
4) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Black Panther, Starman, Stigma
Rudos took 2/3.
5) Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr., Titán b Boby Zavala, Kráneo, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3, Marco using Mije in the win.
6) Shocker b Máximo
Shocker took 2/3, clean.

Uncertain if Shocker got his robe back.

CMLL (TUE) 08/26/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Metatrón & Virgo b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito b Astral, Meteoro, Último Dragoncito
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Gallo, Super Porky, Tritón b Arkángel de la Muerte, Kamaitachi, Skándalo
Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Ephesto & Mephisto b La Máscara & Máscara Dorada
Rudos took 1/3, Mephisto pulled Mascara’s mask and beat him.
5) Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Euforia, Rey Escorpión, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3, UG pulling Atlantis’ mask for the DQ.

Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis don’t seem to like each other! I think Mephisto/Mascara might be the least interesting of all the possible singles matches to come out of that semimain. Ephesto/Mephisto would at least be weird.

El Rey finally released details about next week’s tapings for the AAA show. It’s name has switched again, to “Lucha Underground”. Contrary to what I had reported earlier, there will be AAA wrestlers on the show: Blue Demon Jr., Sexy Star, Fenix, Drago and Pentagon Jr. Note they’re all masked luchadors – that’s probably one big reason why Sexy Star is there and others are not. Other people are to be announced at some point later, though probably not too much later since the tapings are still supposed to be on 09/06 and the show will debut on 10/08 at 8pm ET/7pm CT.

The press release claims these names were all announced at TripleMania. That didn’t actually happen, but maybe they forgot about in the Alberto del Rio rush. (It may not be just that, because AAA Mexico has been really quiet about the AAA US project of late.) This probably explain why Drago was added to the card, since that gave them footage of all five people to use later. (TripleMania as B-roll, basically.) The plan looks like they’re building around Blue Demon Jr. as the big star, and hopefully he’ll be more reliable available in the US than he has been for Mexico.

Eric Van Wagenen is listed as the showrunner. IMDB lists him as working on past Mark Burnett shows (including the Contender, weirdly named dropped here) and also on WWE’s most recent reality shows: the last season of Tough Enough and the (only?) season of Legends House. I did not watch Legends House, but Tough Enough was pretty standard reality show fare completely made by Steve Austin’s performance.

I probably would have more faith in this project if the person writing the quotes could spell “luchadores” correctly. Edit: The online dictionaries are saying “-es” is the correct plural, not “-s”, so they’re right and I’m crushed.

LuchaWorld has a review of 08/23 Lucha Azteca and Vandal’s Musing on Rush vs Negro Casas, Ernie Ladd and El Minotauro.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of the 08/24 IWRG show.

Segunda Caida reviews La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Negro Casas, Ripper, Shocker from 2014.

A column SuperLuchas has four ideas for AAA: sell t-shirts (including bigger sizes) on their website, sell action figures, original music, announcers who can pronounce the name of moves. (Yes.)

Fulgor 1 & 2 vs Karma & Castigador vs Maverick Beji & Psycho Kid vs Astro Rey Jr & Angel Rebelde has been added to the 09/16 ChilangaMask Queretaro match.

Even Starfire didn’t believe she was going to win her first match in Japan. She says she’s there until November 17th.

Keira says she’s learned new moves in her training to make it to CMLL and will unleash them on Arez, who she faces on the 09/07 Lucha Memes show.

Tijauans’ Baja Star Wrestling promotion has Mil Mascaras, Canek, and Rayo vs Wagner, Solitario, and Villano IV on 09/26. The undercard will have an AAA Retro match: Psicosis & Venum versus La Abeja & Fresbee. This is the promotion’s first show since it’s founder passed away.

CMLL has Ultimo Guerrero as #1 on their top 10 list. Boby Zavala is tenth.

Electroshock apologized for attacking Mesias after their cage match, thinks Jeff Jarrett was just scared and made up the plane thing.

Tiger & Puma are happy to be on the Anniversary show and believe they’ll have no problem with Dragon Lee & Cachorro.

Wrestlers of Arena Mexicali have a tour of shows in local neighborhoods scheduled for this late summer/fall.

Lineup

CMLL (MON) 09/01/2014 Arena Puebla 
1) Asturiano, Black Tiger, Milenium vs Akrón, Ares, Fuerza Chicana 
2) Fuego, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Skándalo 
3) Marco Corleone & Rush vs Cavernario & Mr. Niebla and Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. and Rey Bucanero & Vangellys and Blue Panther & Diamante Azul and Felino & Puma and Máscara Dorada & Titán andEuforia & Niebla Roja [CMLL TAG, #1 Contenders, tournament]

Random tournament! Champions are still Nero Casas & Shocker and any of the four tecnico teams could win this. Only 2 trios matches means the tournament matches could get more time, though Puebla shows seem to be on the short side normally.

Edit: I missed it, but this is just Block A of a tournament. So now anyone could really win.

CMLL (TUE) 09/02/2014 Arena México 
1) Robin & Star Jr. vs Espanto Jr. & Ramstein 
2) Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito 
3) Lluvia, Marcela, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora 
4) Dragon Lee vs Virus [lightning] 
5) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Tiger 
6) Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Titán vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Shocker

Hechicero versus Mascara Dorada and Titan is going to be a thing to see. Dragon Lee vs Virus is promising enough to keep checking CMLL’s YouTube page on Tuesday night. They’re actually doing a Lluvia/Seductora feud, for some reason.

CMLL (TUE) 09/02/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara 
1) El Brillante & Leo vs Évola & Jocker 
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit vs La Comandante, Tiffany, Zeuxis 
3) Cachorro, Fuego, Gallo vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Puma 
4) La Máscara vs Mephisto 
5) Atlantis, Rush, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

Guadalajara getting all the La Mascara singles matches, not sure why they’re being punished. Main event is a GDL vs Laguna contest.