taped 2014-05-17 @ Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula, Chiapas
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XMW (SAT) 06/21/2014 Arena Fusion, Jardines de Morelos, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Dollar b ?
other participants not listed.
2) Chika Yeye b Centella, Demasiado, Legendario, Obscuro, Mixus, Kilvan, Medieval, Emperador Azteca
Emperador Azteca and Chika Yeye (who beat fellow exotico Demasiado to win) replaced Toxin Boy.
3) Kronoz & Tornado b Fly Star & Toxin and Metaleon & Wason and Centvrión & Fulgor I and Fly Metalik & Wotan
No Saruman, so Fulgor teamed with Centvrion instead and Toxin Boy teamed with Fly Star. Tornado & Kronoz beat Centvrion & Fulgor for the win. Wotan and Fly Star are headed to a mask match.
4) Yoruba b Mamba © [XMW JH]
Yoruba won the title.
5) Daga, Fenix (AAA), Soul
Machine Rocker, Toscano b Belial, Fly Warrior, Impulso, Mr. Leo
AAA vs XMW. Toscano bled from the mouth and from cut behind one of his ears.
6) Arez © b Pentagón Jr. [PDM LH]
Pentagon dominated the match, but Mamba interfered to help Impluso keep the title. Mamba ran in after to even the odds and set up a tag match.
7) Ludark Shaitan b La Magnifica
bloody hardcore match
Note XMW wrestlers went 2-1 over AAA wrestlers. This was third 3rd Anniversary show.
CMLL (SUN) 06/22/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Ángel del Mal & El Yaqui b El Ídolo & Javier Cruz Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Explosivo & William Rock b Évola & Jocker
tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Acertijo & Demonio Rojo b El Brillante & Virgo
Rudos took 1/3, Demonio Rojo sneakingi n a foul on Brillante.
4) León Blanco, Sky Kid, Smaker b Magnum, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
Tencicos took 1/3.
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Titán b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
Tecnicos took 2/3. Mr. Niebla replaced Negro Casas (who was at the beach)
6) Black Metal L Gallo, Cavernario, Rey Cometa, Boby Zavala, Sádico, Esfinge, Demonio Maya [cage, hair, mask]
Black Metal lost his mask to Cavernario. No name announced.
Big weekend for Cavernario. He won En Busca de un Idolo, and then won a mask. It was Metal who came with Cavernario for their Mexico City debuts, a year ago Monday. Cavernario looked good, Metal struggled, and their careers have gone in different directions since before crossing paths one more time here. I’m surprised Black Metal lost his mask when he was still trying to get into the main roster; maybe he’s getting a new character? Maybe plans changed.
— ARENA COLISEO GDL (@acogdl) June 23, 2014
I’d assume we get a Black Metal name later.
CMLL (SUN) 06/22/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Magnus & Metatrón b Camorra & Inquisidor
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Angelito, Bam Bam, Eléctrico b Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
Tecnicos took 2/3, Bam Bam dropping Pequeno Nitro on his head for the win. Nitro was strechered out after the piledriver.
3) Metálico, Raziel, Virus b Dragon Lee, Fuego, Oro Jr.
Dragon Lee replaced Pegasso. Rudos took 1/3, Metalico focusing on Oro and taking his mask after teh match.
4) Blue Panther b Ephesto [lightning]
Said to be excellent technical match. Panther won in 9 minutes.
5) Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, Kamaitachi beating Delta after an Okumura distraction.
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión b Máximo, Super Porky, Volador Jr.
Rojo snuck in a foul on Volador.
Terra feed never worked during the show. There was an explanation of technical problems. I asked if they would reair the show at some later date – they said they’d ask. It would’ve been a really frustrating evening if it was a more interesting card and if I wasn’t already watching World Cup anyway.
Semimain seems like a sure set up to a Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championship match. Okumura seems like the only one interested in challenging for those. Main event might go somewhere too, but seems less likely.
Super Libre had Mephisto & Titan as guests.
Vice writes about lucha libre and Masked Republic’s show back in April. Both Casandro and someone named Dr. Lucha get quoted.
Lucha Libre in Japan
06/22 NOAH: Kenou [O] & Hajime Ohara b Rocky Lobo & Jinzo [X] – debut match, not part of the tournament (but they probably would win if they were meant to be a threat.) I hope Lobo & Jinzo get something out of the experience. I wouldn’t have a lot of hope for them to get a lot in the win column.
NJPW used a CMLL-style (Alexis Salazar created) cartela as an alternate program to their PPV this weekend.
CMLL (SUN) 06/29/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Leono vs Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Flyer, Sensei, Star Jr. vs Artillero, Guerrero Negro Jr., Hooligan
3) Oro Jr., Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Metálico, Skándalo
4) Máximo vs Felino [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Okumura
6) Stuka Jr., Titán, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Volador & Dragon do continue, as does the tag feud and Oro/Metalico. Maybe a couple big Sundays coming up. (Looking forward to Oro vs Metalico hilariously taking place on 08/17!)
CMLL (SUN) 06/29/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Marvel vs Relampago Azul
2) Índigo & William Rock vs Furia Nazi & Satara
3) El Brillante vs Demonio Rojo
4) Exterminador, Leo, León Blanco vs Espectrum, Infierno, Sádico
5) Solar I & Valiente vs Negro Casas & Negro Navarro
6) Cavernario & Mr. Niebla vs Cachorro & La Máscara
Navarro & Solar visit again. (Not a TV show.) Not sure why Cachorro is teaming with Mascara, but maybe Mascara will be in a good mood.
AAA TV (SAT) 07/05/2014 Hard Rock Hotel, Vallarta, Nayarit
1) Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Fénix vs El Apache, Pentagón Jr., Súper Fly
3) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr.
4) Cibernético & Myzteziz vs Averno & Chessman
Lineup via twitter.
Air date: 07/19
If you have been waiting for a chance to see Consejo vs Psycho Circus, you are in luck! Holding pattern continues, as mostly expected. December’s vacation show was better than expected, hope the same here. Redirect more story movement in Tehucan on the 21st.
AAA TV (FRI) 06/20/2014 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Puebla [AAA]
1) Faby Apache, Ludxor, Venum b El Apache, Mamba, Sexy Star
Faby beat Sexy Star with a Tiger suplex.
2) Aerostar, Alebrije, Niño Hamburguesa b Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr., Súper Fly
La Sociedad ran in after the match (on THIS tecnico trio) so Texano could yell at the crowd. Psycho Clown ran them off.
3) Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain b Australian Suicide, Drago, Joe Lider
Daga submitted Suicide with a Mata Leon after Pentagon Jr. got involved.
4) Angélico, Electroshock, Fénix b Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pentagón Jr.
Fenix beat Pentagon Jr. after Australian Suicide
5) Cibernético, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown b Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Zorro
Myzteziz had Averno in La Mistica but all the rudos ran in before for the DQ before Averno submitted. Texano accepted the hair versus mask challenge for TripleMania. Tecnicos ran off the rudos to end the show.
Air Date: 06/28 – top 3 or 4 will air, opener’s surely airing only on YouTube.
Seemed pretty likely AAA was actually doing the hair/mask match after the Verano de Escandalo promos, and that looks to be the semimain on the big show. The only way Psycho Clown is losing that is if AAA believes the gimmick is holding the wrestler back, and I doubt they believe that’s the situation. It’s going to be a weird situation for the world champion to lose a singles match on the biggest show of the year and still be the world’s champion, but it looks like the decision was made long ago to sacrifice the value of that title to build up the apuesta match. (That also means we’re likely to see this match once more before the end of the year.)
Pentagon and Australian Suicide are also feuding as if they’re having a TripleMania mask match, but that one seems unlikely as is – they’re not important enough to have a singles match, and they’re not going to do two straight ones of those. Rob brought up the idea of doing a cage match with them and the rest of the assorted midcarders and that’s probably the best bet. It’s also possible AAA just does one apuesta match and not much else, like the rest of the big shows of late.
Next taping is next Friday in Queretaro.
CMLL (FRI) 06/20/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Kamaitachi & Shigeo Okumura b Hombre Bala Jr. & Tritón
Rudos took 1/3 in a good match.
2) La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany b Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugheit
Rudas took 1/3. Princesas continued to feud, with Blanca using the ropes to beat Sugheit.
3) Delta, Stuka Jr., Titán b Pólvora, Puma, Tiger
Delta replaced Rey Cometa. Tecnicos took 2/3 in a great match.
4) Cavernario b Hechicero [En Busca de un Idolo, final]
Top two finishes from En Busca de un Idolo (Dragon Lee finished 3rd, Cachorro finished 4th). Cavernario defeated Hechicero in a great match by escaping from a Hechicero lift into a sleeper and then into the cavernaria.
5) Atlantis b La Sombra, Rush, Mr. Niebla, Super Porky, La Máscara, Máximo, Valiente, Shocker, Terrible, Último Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys[Leyenda de Azul]
Battle royal set teams. Eliminations: Vangellys, Rey Escorpion, La Sombra, Euforia, Super Porky, Mr. Niebla, Terrible, Dragon Rojo, Shocker, Maximo, Rey Bucanero, Valiente, La Mascara and Rush, leaving Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis. They ripped each other’s mask and Atlantis grabbed the ropes for leverage on a pin to beat Ultimo Guerrero.
Crowd seemed up from last week (which also seemed up.) I’m not exactly sure why – it’d be neat if En Busca de un Idolo was the reason but I’m still doubtful a lot of people are seeing it. Crowd was into the matches during the Terra show, which was one of the best ones of those they’ve aired.
Cavernario got caught on the post trying his apron thru the corner tope a couple minutes into the match, falling short of Hechicero. Hechicero didn’t sell the (non-existent) contact, stomping Cavernario and establishing himself as the rudo in the match just by acknowledging the mistake. They got the crowd back soon after (Cavernario came back to get in his top rope splash to the floor) and had them the rest of the way. There were people rooting for Cavernario, but there was also a strong positive reaction for Hechicero winning. The spot at the end was Hechicero lifting up Cavernario for an off the shoulder flapjack – same thing he used to set up his win against Cachorro last week – but Cavernario escaping into a sleeper and craftily turning that into a cavernaria for the win. This was a great match to end a great tournament.
Everyone got trophies, but there’s no mention of where they go from here. Cavernario’s in line for a title shot based on recent years, but it’s not certain who it would be against - most likely Titan. The runner up the last few years has ended up one of the top factions – Euforia left the Cancerberos to join the Guerreros, Valiente became part of Estetas del Aire - and there are obvious groups Hechicero could join.
It’s tough to put anything by CMLL after last year, but they’re very much signaling Ultimo Guerrero versus Atlantis will happen and will happen soon. They’ll sell out and maybe repair some bridges if they actually do it, but there’s no telling with them.
Tercera is worth checking out too.
The Gladiatores posts their last interview with Tony Sugar.
IWRG (WED) 06/25/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Sky Ángel vs Electro Boy
2) Alfa & Omega vs Hijo De La Bestia & Kaling Black
3) Ciclon Black & Dragón Celestial vs Anubis Black & Zurdog
4) Alan Extreme, Emperador Azteca, Metaleon vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Guerrero Mixtico, Tony Rivera
Apolo and Cerebro pick up their feud. Could the semimain be good? (I have no idea Metaleon.)
CMLL (FRI) 06/27/2014 Arena México
1) Robin & Starman vs Inquisidor & Súper Comando
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Cachorro, Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Negro Casas, Soberano Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr., Hechicero, Star Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Virus [En Busca de un Idolo, cibernetico]
4) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
5) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Shocker vs La Sombra, Rush, Último Guerrero [Relevos Increíbles]
It’s a never ending sequence of Relevos Increibles (until they just officially turn some people.) Semimain could be fun, not sure if that airs on Terra or not. You really get a sense of how out gunned Team Virus is when you see the names together there. Princesas continue to feud – announcers are talking mask/hair but they’re not doing in ring promos to do that.
IWRG (WED) 06/18/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG Facebook, The Gladiatores]
1) Zurdog b Galaxy
2) Látigo & Sky Ángel b Hijo De La Bestia & Kaling Black
3) Dragón Celestial & Emperador Azteca b Atomic Star & Electro Boy
4) Canis Lupus, Hip Hop Man, Tony Rivera b Alan Extreme, Ciclon Black, Dr. Cerebro
No idea why Ciclon Black is now on the tecnico side. A man in an Electro Boy mask ran in and hit Dr. Cerebro with a piece of dry wall. Team Neza picked up the win, and the man unmasked to reveal – Apolo Estrada Jr.
5) Fuerza Guerrera & Guerrero Mixtico b Black Terry & Golden Magic
Tecnicos took the first, rudos took the second (both when the other side was winning most of the fall.) Terry & Mixtico double pinned in the third, and Fuerza snuck in a foul on Magic to win.
So Fuerza is going to beat Golden Magic every single time except for the title match (where Magic got sort of a fluke win.) Can’t imagine why there are no new stars.
Tonight’s CMLL show is main evented by a 16 man Leyenda de Azul, probably a cibernetico. There’s nothing super meaningful about this match; it’s tended to be used to give wins to second tier guys to try to move them up a little – La Mascara is more likely to win than La Sombra, for instance. There are current feuds being followed up here – the Indeseables vs Casas/Shocker (and maybe Niebla), Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero, even Escorpion/Maximo could come back again.
Rey Bucanero believes TRT will be able to work together to win Leyenda de Azul.
The two months En Busca de un Idolo tournament comes to end in the Terra portion of the show, with Cavernario facing Hechicero in the final. I’ve already wrote a lot about the tournament (and wrote more about Cavernario and Hechicero over on tumblr) so the only thing left to say is to pick a winner. My guess is Cavernario, keeping his winning ways thru the tournament, but it feels like no more than 55/45 bet. I’m rooting just for those two to finish off the tournament with another match at the level of the rest of the tournament – the whole competition deserves a good ending.
The Terra show also has a very good bonus match, with Tiger, Puma and Polvora facing Stuka, Titan and Rey Cometa. That’ll be a bunch of gifs all on it’s own. The rest of the undercard includes another Princesa/Princesa match and a Fiebre Amarilla/Triton/Bala tag match to open.
There hasn’t been much to say about AAA since Verano de Escandalo, but that’ll change tonight. AAA is back to taping TV in Puebla tonight. They’re running the indoor (and smaller) Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo building and should pack 4,000 in it for the first Myzteziz match in Puebla in five years. He teams with Cibernetico and Psycho Clown to face Averno, Perro Aguayo and the returning Zorro.
These post-Verano de Escandalo shows do not reveal any specific plans for TripleMania so far, but this card has a weirder mix in the midcard than most. The random tecnico trio of Angelico, Fenix and Electroshock take on Consejo’s Fantasma, Mascara Ano 2000 with Pentagon Jr. Anarquia team up in the terecra, facing Drago, Joe Lider and Australian Suicide (not facing Pentagon Jr., but still figure on something since they’re on the same card.) The new Alebrije works in his hometown as part of a Super Fly vs Aerostar feud – but Aerostar won’t be teaming with the Cadetes, since they’re they’re opener instead.
Zorro hypes tonight’s main event. Zorro says there people hate him or love him but never ignore him. It sure seems like Zorro’s been ignored the last couple of months.
Mesias promo on Jeff Jarrett from TV. I would totally be okay with Jarrett and Mesias’ feud existing only in YouTube promos – I won’t even complain about the match at the end if there are no Jarrett matches prior.
Tony Sugar has passed away.
Rob has highlights of 03/28/14 CMLL.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Segunda Caida watches Marco Corleone vs Universo 2000.
Impulso vs Belial has been added to the 07/20 ChilangaMask show.
Sin Cara will be part of a show at Arena Lopez Mateos on 08/16, the day prior to TripleMania.
Shocker & Negro Casas are #1 on this week’s CMLL Top 10.
Sombra is selling shirts and masks via gmail.
Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Mil Mascaras vs Kamala, when Mil was only old and not yet elderly.
Fuego en el Ring interviews Estrella Explosiva, neglects to mention her name in the interview. I don’t know what it means when I can identify indy luchadoras by pictures alone, but it doesn’t read like a good thing.
Skayde and Solar will be in Chicago on 07/06. I have no idea where Arena Jammba is (or that there was one), but they have an address so it’s a maybe. It’s listed on the poster as a singles match, but is unlikely.
== AAA ==
AAA-Televisa: Second half of Verano de Escandalo: Cadetes, Cruiserweights and Myzteziz’s first AAA TV match.
(In big news: Thrusday has become the first day where I could spell Myzteziz correctly without looking it up.)
== CMLL ==
FOX2: Tag Title match, Guerreros vs Atlantis/Maximo/Super Porky.
This show is only listed on Fox Sports 2 at the time. Maybe it’s just a World Cup thing, but I believe I saw an article about (Mexico’s) Fox Sports 2 being turned into a combat sport focused channel and lucha fits in that. I don’t know the exact difference in reach of Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, but there’s obviously a dropoff. En Tu Tele lists a lot less cable/satellite systems for Fox Sports 2. I’m sure the C3 show has the biggest reach now (and there’s even more incentive to work out a deal with TV Azteca.)
52MX: Nothing in particular, so probaly a four match show. Guerreros/Shocker vs Indeseable as the main event, Stuka and Malefico feuding in the undercard.
Claro: Fuego vs Virus.
C3: Fuego/Valeinte/Volador vs Ephesto/Gran/Casas
TVC Deportes (Puebla): Back to Sunday at 5PM (right up with Terra, with a larger than usual chance of me missing both – this show does rerun on Monday.)
Lucha Azteca: Sombra vs Volador
Terra Friday: En Busca de un Idolo, other fun stuff.
Terra Sunday: Maximo, Porky, Volador vs Revolucionarios. Oro and Metalico back in the segunda.
== Other ==
Noches de Coliseo: They’re sticking with Tuesday shows of late, so more Mr. Nice.
IWRG (LAS/AYM): They’re sticking with Wedneday shows, so less Demon Clown and more Fuerza Guerrera.
taped 2014-05-16 @ Arena México
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-24
Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero © vs Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. for the CMLL World Trios Championship – Great
I’m also generally underrating the En Busca de un Idolo matches.
Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on UTDN: 2014-05-29
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-05-25
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-05-24
Matches To Watch Later
IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-05-28
taped 2014-05-21 @ Arena Naucalpan
Hijo De La Bestia vs Imposible for the mask.