Sombra defeats Dragon Rojo in great title match, Alebrije II shaves King Vikingo

Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 03/02/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, LuchaWorld]
1) Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia b Fantasy & Stukita
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Inquisidor b Metálico, Molotov, Sensei
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela DQ Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Sugheit
Straight falls, Dallys (weakly) disqualified for too much hair pulling of Marcela.
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Titán b Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3
5) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Reaper b Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. Reaper snuck in a foul on Atlantis (though the referee seemeed to be looking at it.) Mr. Aguila was in poor form.
6) La Sombra b Dragón Rojo Jr. [NWA MIDDLE]
La Sombra came in as champion. 3rd defense, six months since the last one. Dragon Rojo was the previous champion, getting his first rematch. Sombra won a first fall with a double moonsault, Dragon Rojo won the second with the Dragon Bomb, both really quick. Third fall was epic, both man surviving big moves time and time until Sombra finally won with a final Shadow Bomb (Brillante Driver.)

First five matches weren’t much. Stukita is still cool, Estrellita & Goya Kong are amusing, and Mr. Aguila was horrible, but the matches were generally not memorable. Main event was definitely memorable. It actually just seemed like a perfunctory title match for a while, with the typical short opening falls and everyone doing their usual moves, but it kept going and kept getting bigger. There was a strong Dragon Rojo clothesline that really marked the point where they took it up a notch, and they both went thru everything they had. It felt like the best singles match Dragon Rojo has ever had, and one of the better Sombra ones.

CMLL (SUN) 03/02/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Tapatío b El Piraña
2) El Yaqui & Infierno b Idolo & Javier Cruz
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Demonio Rojo b El Divino
4) Black Metal & Leo b Exterminador & Sádico
Black Metal is returning from an injury suffered 12/25. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Maléfico, Niebla Roja, Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 2/3. Stuka and Rafafa feuded again, but Stuka got the win.
6) Mistico b Pólvora
Mistico took 2/3, the last with La Mistica.

Mistico won a feud, good for him.

DTU Alto Impacto champion Jinzo won the NOAH tryout in Tulancingo this weekend and will get a trip to an upcoming DTU tour. Xalapa (and WWL’s) Vengador Radioactivo finished second and Artikuz finished third.

The replacement Alebrije defeated King Vikingo in a mask versus hair match. The new Monsther kidnapped the new Cuije in the first fall, but Alan Stone – perhaps the Mexican Liam Neeson? – rescued Cuije in time for him to foul Vikingo in the third to give Alebrije the win.

Fenix & Impulso beat Tony Rodriguez & Makabre in Arena Robrto Paz in a good match, but everyone agreed to a Fusion title match next month.

A scheduled Atlantis & Gran Guerrero versus Ultimo Guerrero & Guerrero Maya relevos increibles ended with Ultimo fouling Atlantis, though they may have switched back to the standard teams by the end of the match.

Super Libre had Silueta, Angel Blanco Jr., Dalys, and more as guests.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of 12/14/13 and 01/15/14 AAA and 12/17/13 CMLL.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of the Pro Wrestling Lucha show, including Averno vs Eterno.

Porra Fresa has a preview of Monday’s card.


CMLL (SUN) 03/09/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Magnus & Metatrón vs Akuma & Cholo
2) Camaleón, Metálico, Sensei vs Hechicero, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Molotov, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Kamaitachi, Shigeo Okumura
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Sangre Azteca [lightning]
5) Diamante Azul, Rey Cometa, Super Porky vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
6) Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Reaper, Rey Bucanero, Terrible

Volador/Reaper feud continues, for some reason. Lightning match should be good. Segunda is a En Busca de un Idolo final preview, possibly! I assume Akuma & Cholo are gunning for revenge on behalf of their amigo Zayco in the opener.

Guerreros beat Estates, Rush/Shocker

CMLL (FRI) 02/28/2014 Arena México [CMLLLuchaWorld]
1) Aéreo & Pequeño Halcón b Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
Tecnicos took 1/3. Halcon struggled early, but the match rebounded.
2) Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. b Hooligan, Nitro, Sangre Azteca
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Kamaitachi, Morphosis, Olímpico b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa
Rudos took 1/3, Olimpico beating Cometa.
4) Vangellys b Stuka Jr. [lightning]
Vangellys won with a head bouncing wheelbarrow suplex in 5:50.
5) Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible b Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Rush
straight falls. Rush was DQed in the first, Shocker used the ropes him to beat him in the second.
6) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente
Guerreros took 1/3.

No title challenge reported. It wouldn’t make sense for the Guerreros to keep beating the Estetas without a title match, but that doesn’t mean one is actually happening.

Reports said the crowd was divided between support for Rush and Shocker,w hich is much better htan usual for Rush.

I’m confused whenever Olimpico wins.

Marco & Maximo beat Averno & Mephisto in Arena Queretaro on Wednesday.

Marco, Volador and La Mascara defeated Mr. Niebla, Felino and Cavernario in Arena Aficion on Thursday, but a report says the main was not good and the crowd booed strongly.

An obit for Morelos’ Ultratumba II, who passed away at 79 this past week. There’s also been mentions of El Yuma from reynosa passing away, but I haven’t seen much info o him.

Chessman is ready for whoever the surprise wrestler turns out to be in Irapuato.

Eric R @ Segunda Caida reviews 02/22/14 Lucha Azteca and takes me to task.

Lola Gonzalez will be honored on a 03/15 Arena Azteca Budokan show.


CMLL (FRI) 03/07/2014 Arena México
1) Fuego, Oro Jr., Tritón vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Super Porky vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja
3) Averno & Volador Jr. vs La Sombra & Último Guerrero and Mistico & Reaper and Máximo & Rey Escorpión and Valiente & Vangellys and Dragón Rojo Jr. & La Máscara and Felino & Titán andPólvora & Rey Cometa [natl pi, seeding battle royal]
4) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, 8f]
5) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, 8f]
6) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, 8f]
7) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, 8f]
8) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, quarterfinal]
9) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, quarterfinal]
10) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, semifinal]
11) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Shocker, Terrible

Either Terra is going to be a 40 minute show next week or they’re going to show this tournament. It’s 50/50. Less matches mean longer tournament matches.

Averno is still around and is on one of the teams which has a decent chance of winning this thing. Averno/Volador, Sombra/UG and Maximo/Escorpion are the favorites. Dragon/Mascara has a chance to spoil things (on a couple levels.)

Mr. Niebla & Atlantis and Marco Corleone & Terrible are pairs next week, in the main event next week. Mascara Dorada is also in next week and Mephisto makes the most sense. Guessing the other five: Blue Panther/Ephesto (or Negro Casas if healthy), Brazo de Plata/Rey Bucanero, Diamante Azul/Euforia, Stuka Jr./Tiger and Comandante Pierroth/Thunder. That would leave the Estetas and most of the Guerreros all free again.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-02-01


Dragon Rojo in one gif


taped 2014-01-24 @ Arena México
Máximo, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso Jr., Rey Escorpión: Máximo/Rey Escorpion build up, which seemed to exist just to remind you they might get around to it someday. Now day. I don’t know if I had no patience or if this was too slow, but it really dragged the first couple falls and the comeback felt super casual. Everyone ended up doing what they usually do but I was forgetting this match as it was happening. Rudos just stood around to let the técnicos do things to them, it was nice of them. Third fall was more interesting. Titan’s offense is much more slap based when wrestling Misterioso and more deadly DDT on the apron with Escorpion, funny how that works.


apron DDT

La Sombra, Rush, Shocker vs Averno, Mephisto, Negro Casas: Good bit to get over the Shocker turn; there was no mistaking or dragging it out, he was after Rush from the moment they got to the ring (and Rush was still hurt from Shocker forcing the bar on to his chest!) Negro Casas was the happiest man in the world to see Shocker and Rush fighting each other. Sombra, Averno and Mephisto occasionally tried to have a match here, but this was really short and just about the turn.


Brillo Dorado

Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Niebla Roja, Reaper, Último Guerrero: Good main event, though not a lot to it. A moment for the tencicos to show off while the rudos still get the win. Mascara Dorada makes tricky aeral moves look amazingly easy in this match. While CMLL is creating vignettes, I hope they do one about why all the técnicos suddenly love Volador Jr. – Dorada going with the half mask here was kind of good.

triple dive

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Arena Mexico preview, Chessman/Demon

Today’s Arena Mexico is a little bit of a lame duck show. The incredible pairs tournament takes over the Friday card the next two weeks, then Dos Leyendas follows on the 03/21. We know half the matches for Homenaje a Dos Leyendas and we’re not expected a lot from the rest of the card, but the one thing we could get from tonight is another title match for that show. The main event has the Estetas del Aire versus the best three of the Guerreros Laguneros. The Guerreros got a win two weeks ago, so another win could set up a title match next month. Or the tecnicos could just win and this could be not a concern.

Rush and Shocker continue to feud in the semimain. They probably shouldn’t be in the tag tournament, so this may be a few weeks of them going directly at each other in trios until the hair match. Stuka Jr. versus Vangellys is the best bet for a good match; the undercard has some good tecnico sides and some incomplete rudo sides.

CMLL posted their video promo for tonight. It remains weird to me that they do these the exact same way they did them on Televisa when they could do anything they want for them (or for all of the shows if they wanted to.)

Chessman went out of his way to taunt Blue Demon Jr. at the press conference for Irapuato TV taping on Monday. I’m convinced Demon’the mystery guy in that trios. Dinastia brought up he won the title in Irapuato about a year ago (and amazingly, they didn’t go a year between title defenses.)

WWL has added a DTU Violento Jack vs Ciclope vs Drastick Boy three way to their 03/09 DF show. That WWL show is going end up with 15 matches again.

WNC held their own press conference to talk about CMLL’s press conference! It’ll just be the CMLL-REINA International Championship on the line when Syuri comes to Mexico, not the other REINA title or the WNC title (which does seem to make a title change more likely.) Syuri said she was excited to come to wrestling in Arena Mexico. They have the dates as the #1 contender cibernetico taking place on 04/15 and the title match on 04/21 (and Syuri being in for two weeks), which is slightly different than what CMLL said yesterday. It’s all close enough. Those are both Tuesdays. Amapola seems the most likely to get the title shot.

Perros del Mal says Perro Aguayo Jr. has not been asked to work on the 05/04 Monterrey show and not to believe the poster. Meanwhile, Kcidis pictures the new Perros del Mal member.

NJPW also acknowledged Mascara Dorada will be on the Taiwan shows, but no other info. Not clear if he’s going for other Japan based shows.

LuchaWorld has a recap of the Homenaje A Dos Leyendas press conference.

Rob has highlights of 07/02 and 07/30/1993 AAA.

Tiger Lee lost his mask to Blazer in Arena Aficion on Tuesday. No name given. This is different Tiger Lee than the one in Arena Naucalpan – this one’s more karate and that one’s more tiger.

Sabor del Ring interviews Galaxy from Queretaro about his rudo team.

Guerrero Maya & Delta appeared on Adrenalina Extreme.

Pachuca luchador Drastico is out with a knee injury.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-02-01


Star Junior!


Break for too many gifs.

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02/28-03/02 lucha times


I continue to have problems with the TVC feed. Not sure I’ll get Puebla, but DTU will probably go up by itself and IWL is IWL.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Part one of Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera, which could mean anything. Maybe the mystery guy? Maybe not?

== CMLL ==

FOX: Peste Negra/Shocker vs Bufete del Amor, Gran Alternativa winner.

52MX: Top 2 from CMLL, maybe Camorra/Stigma from GDL?

C3: La Mascara, Maximo, Triton vs Averno, Boby Zavala, Mephisto.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Rush vs Vangellys

Lucha Azteca: Gran Alternativa final.

Terra Friday: Stuka Jr. vs Vangellys, Delta/Maya/Cometa vs Kamaitachi/Morphosis/Olimpico

Terra Sunday: La Sombra vs Dragon Rojo. Atlantis, Marco, Voaldor vs Kraneo, Mr. Aguila, Reaper

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: maybe Wednesday’s show, maybe last Sunday’s show, maybe this Sunday’s show? It was last Sunday last week, who’s to say this week. The show has been pre-empted by random programming during the week so far.

Noches de Coliseo: maybe the AAA show

DTU: matches from the 11/23 DF show? The IWRG vs DTU tag and the four way tag were announced.


CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-02-01


surprise spear!


taped 2014-01-21 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Fuego, Gallo, Magnus vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Bárbaro Cavernario, Nosferatu: They’ve turned the lights way down in Guadalajara as well, which often makes it look like the arena is much more empty. First fall went verylong and didn’t leave much for the other two; Gallo didn’t get a lot in outside of the surprise second fall win and being fouled in the third. The match was built around Arkangel and Gallo feuding, so hopefully that means someone’s thought to air their match next week.

Polvora somehow found an empty seat!

taped 2014-01-26 @ Arena Coliseo
Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión: GREAT. Championship level match between these two teams, where the titles just happened to not be on the line. Everyone was on, everything went right, and the tecnicos looked spectacular. Crowd was far more receptive to the técnicos (even if they were chanting meaning things at Místico at first), and CMLL would generally feel like they were a much stronger promotion if they ran more DF events in Arena Coliseo. (Or a more full Arena Mexico.) It’s going to take some time to get to used to Kickboxer Dragon Rojo.


triple dive

Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger: GREAT and a high level great one. It’s conceivable they could do this match better and they’re obviously getting more tries at it, but this was as great a way to start a feud together. Crowd was totally into it, desperately wanting to see Atlantis versus Negro and well into Puma & Tiger vs Delta & Guerrero Maya. Either of those matches (or other matches) would seem like a big deal later on. The crowd wants to cheer Negro Casas, but he and his nephews were just despicable enough to get the fans to actually turn on him. That’s a major achievement in 2014. Everything looked sharp and felt serious. Atlantis is limited in what he can do, but he does righteous anger really well.

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Shocker/Rush, Dallys/Marcela for Dos Leyenda, many tournaments, Verano de Escandalo, Maximo, Sin Cara

IWRG (WED) 02/26/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, IWRG, The Gladiatores]
1) Sky Ángel b Onix
2) Rayan & Spartan b Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota
3) Aztlán, Kanon, Skayde, Vortize b Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor I
Skayde team won without controversy this time.
4) Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago, Veneno b Fuerza Guerrera, Trauma I, Trauma II
Tecnicos took 1/3. Trauma II cheated to win the second, Doc did the same in the third.
5) Súper Nova b Eterno [NWA OLD LH]
Nova took falls 1/3. Eterno was about to finish him with a Styles Clash, but Nova blocked it and reversed into a cavernaria variation for the win. Super Nova keeps the title, 2nd? defense

I was very confused when I saw Black Terry Jr.’s photos on flickr this morning – I’m still not used to Wednesday IWRG at all.

CMLL Press Conference

Rush and Shocker will face off on March 21st in a hair versus hair match as the main event of Dos Leyendas. Negro Casas, currently in a sling, will sit this one out and face the winner at a later date. All three signed contracts and surprisingly did not come to blows (though it was a close call.) Rush was more respectful than usual, but still set Shocker off. Rush versus Shocker is a battle between guys who’ve never lost their hair; everyone would’ve expected Casas to lose if he was in a three way match, so this should be a bigger draw. The idea is Negro is hurt and unable to be in the match, but they’ve also said he’ll be back before then.

Marcela and Dalys were also announced for a title match on Dos Leyendas, but both ended up demanding a hair match and getting that instead. Lucky they had contracts ready!

It will also be have the final of Parajes Incriedble tournament. That will kick off next week, with blocks on 03/07 and 03/14. Teams announced: La Sombra & Ultimo Guerrero, Terrible & Marco Corleone, Maximo & Rey Escorpion, Mr. Niebla & Atlantis. Titan and Mascara Dorada were up there to have their partners announced as well, but whoever their rudo partners aren’t weren’t there and weren’t announced. That part was strange.

The other three matches will probably the usual filler of getting guys onto the show. There was no suggestion of a legend’s match this year. Terra may air the whole show and it may be TV Azteca’s first TV show, but there was no official mention of any of that during the press conference.

Non Dos Leyendas announcements:

  • A Copa Bobby Bonales will take place on 03/14 (Friday). It sounded like Negro Casas, Atlantis and Blue Panther would be involved. They ran one of these before, and it was simply a trios match (that ended in DQ.) Now I remember, thanks to the CMLL Gaceta recap – this is less a match or tournament, and more an award that’s handed out.
  • A Gen 14 vs Gen 13 cibernetico will take place on 03/25 (Tuesday). Metalico is on the Gen13 team (taking Genesis’ spot, I guess – it’s not officially Gen13, but all the other guys are from that class.) It’s a 16 man field, and the final 8 will advance to En Busca de un Idolo. That starts on 04/04 (Friday)
  • Syuri is headed to CMLL in April. They’ll hold a cibernetico at some point, and the winner will get a match on 04/14 against Syuri for her triple crown of championships
  • Mascara Dorada is headed to Taiwan for NJPW. Those shows are 04/12 & 04/13. He’s the only Mexican on the tour. He’s probably on the NJPW tour soon after, but that was not said.
  • There will be a music performance before the 04/27 show (Sunday, probably Arena Mexico)

If Hechicero makes the En Busca de un Idolo field, the Hechicero is going to win all fan voting. CMLL should carefully decide how they want to proceed with that (or not, and the best guy can just win.)  It would also be nice if the final episode of Season 2 aired somewhere, anywhere, and the TV situation was handled better this year.

Other News

Konnan was on Figure Four Daily (subscribers only). He didn’t drop a lot of info, but there was some interesting stuff. On the US front, he said “there are a lot of little changes going on” with the El Rey/AAA and he’ll know more in a couple of weeks.

In an aside about iPPV – they’re still hoping to get Rey de Reyes on the internet but the deal isn’t done – Konnan mentioned the second iPPV would be Verano de Escandlo in June. That’s the first AAA’s said anything about a show in June, but it fits perfectly with Marisela Pena’s comment about AAA running five major events this year. It also breaks up the long gap between Rey de Reyes in March and TripleMania not until August. Essentially, AAA’s flipping the months of TripleMania and Verano de Escandalo for whatever reason.

Konnan also confirmed Maximo is NOT coming to AAA. “We’ve talked to him a couple times, [he says] ‘I want to jump, I want to jump’ and then he never does.” Konnan theorized people end up staying with CMLL because NJPW must pay well for the guys who go, money from sponsorships (the 3M shirt Sombra wears), and there already being so much talent in AAA that they’re afraid of being lost.

Konnan would not confirm or deny Sin Cara is under the mask, but mentions ‘he heard’ Sin Cara is under a non-compete until May so AAA definitely couldn’t use him before then. Konnan also said “The original surprise that was supposed to be in Juan de la Barrera will be in Rey de Reyes.”

I don’t know what to make of that. Sin Cara is obviously the surprise, was the guy under the mask, and makes sense to be revealed at Rey de Reyes, but the non-compete is news to me and seems to prevent him from actually appearing as Sin Cara. The only work around I can figure is convincing him not to be Sin Cara. If Sin Cara wrestles as another name, it’d be harder for WWE prove he’s violating his non-compete.

I’d guess the non-compete is what going on with over the Monterrey show he’s advertised for. Sin Cara has specifically he’s working there on 05/03, which would make sense if he’s not legally allowed to do it (but maybe agreed to it anyway.)

In this week’s SuperLuchas, Mesias says he’s going to see the doctor in two weeks and will only find out then if he’ll need to get surgery. (The interview was from Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera, so it may be one week by now.) Mesias will not know when he’ll be able to return until that doctor’s visit.

There’s also interviews with Super Fly and Aerostar. Aerostar pushes for the mask match. Super Fly points out he was an original Fuerza Aerea member and Aerostar is not, so Aerostar shouldn’t get to be leader. This is true, but I think you give up leadership when you turn on the group. The La Lucha Se Hace column says there was a tryout before AAA’s show in Ecatepec, including new faces and people from CMLL. An interview with Blue Demon Jr. says he’ll defend the Latin American title at Rey de Reyes but since Chessman spends so much time with tables, chairs and ladder, maybe Chessman should became a carpenter instead of a luchador. Demon hints at a big surprise, which sounds like his involvement in the AAA US/el Rey project.

The 04/27 Masked Republic show at the ECW Arena will now also be an iPPV thru Highspots for $10. That’s a pretty good deal. I expect I’ll end up doing live results for that show.

Rob has highlights of 12/13/13 CMLL  and Fulgor II’s new move.

LuchaWorld had KrisZ’s news update.

R de Rudo has video of the Copa Coco Blanco from this past weekend’s Arena Neza show.

DJ Spectro is giving away Arena KO Magazine 1708 (1986-04-20)  to anyone who likes his page.

AAA is giving a Cibernetico mask via Twitter, if you can get the most RTs. More details on that link, but you do have to be in Mexico.

Last night’s Tercera Caida had Super Crazy, Crazy Boy and Pesadilla as guests. The after the show video is up too.

LA Park & Volador Jr. beat Ultimo Guerrero & La Sombra in Nuevo Laredo. It sounds like the Laguneros worked rudo.

El Hijo del Santo writes about Black Shadow.

Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Azteca 02/15/14, the better week of the Gran Altnerativa tournament.

The chart here on CMLL/Terra’s recap of Cien Caras’ career looks very familiar.

A press conference for King Vikingo versus the new Alberije in a mask match tomorrow devolved into chair throwing.


IWRG (WED) 03/05/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxy vs Zurdog
2) Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor I vs Aztlán, Kanon, Vortize [super libre]
3) Black Terry vs Skayde
one fall
4) Alan Extreme, Centvrión, Dr. Cerebro vs Danny Casas, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Lizmark Jr., Relámpago, Veneno vs Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly

Terry vs Skayde! Other matches too, but Terry vs Skayde!

DTU (SUN) 03/09/2014 Autolavado VM, Tulancingo, Hidalgo
1) ? vs ??
DTU academy match
2) Hellboy vs Ave Fenix, Maremoto Jr., Rocko, Corazon Latino, Sacristan Del Diablo, Billytronick, Optimus, Artikus, Alexis X
3) Black Fire & Chica Ye-Ye vs Jose El Caporal & Juan el Ranchero and Miedo Extremo & Pequeno Cobra
4) Dance Boy vs Demoledor, Fantasma de la Ópera, Hormiga, Amo De La Noche, Talaxys, Peligro, Aguila Misteriosa, Muerte Bucanera
5) Kaleth vs Suicida, Ángel del Misterio
6) Violento Jack vs Jhonky
7) Cíclope vs Ovett, Paranoiko, Slayer Pack
8) Ángel o Demonio vs Crazy Boy, Super Mega [DTU CONSGRADO]
Angel o Demonio is champion

The DTU poster is stylish but hard to read in the form it’s presented; I can’t read most of the stipulations on there. Stipulations probably don’t matter a lot in DTU. Fourth match seems to be honoring Cerbero Negro and may be for a title shot.

AAA on Televisa: 2014-02-01


running knee smash


taped 2014-01-25 @ Estadio de Beisbol, Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur
Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita vs Mary Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie: OK womens’ match. Good effort and they were trying a lot of stuff they had not tried before with most of it going okay, but just looking very robotic or not smooth at time. The Canadians were especially ambitious and sometime it looked like they were thinking thru the moves instead of just doing them. You could do a lot worse, and they’ll be better if they keep trying this for a while.


Monster Clown is Ultimo Guerrero!

Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Psicosis, Texano Jr.: Another Psycho/Consejo match, with Psicosis as a special guest star. I have nothing useful to say about this match but neither did they, since there wasn’t any real story to it until Psycho made his heavyweight challenge after it. (They’ve gone from having a bad story to no particular story for this feud, which might be an improvement.) It was basically the house show match except for the part where Monster Clown became Ultimo Guerrero and Psicosis nearly found a new way to go head first into the mat.


running moonsault dropkick

El Mesías vs Fénix, Zorro, Silver King in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament semifinal match: One of AAA’s big advantages over CMLL is it rarely looks dated. Zorro got a hair cut sometime since his last appearance and every picture of him is of that new look. Over in CMLL, Euforia is still coming out to an entrance video that’s from when he was in the Infernales, two groups ago. Anyway, AAA’s back to another round of elimination matches where people stupidly break up pins which would definitely help them, joy. This match also demonstrated the power in numbers of the Nuevo Sociedad by having their two members constantly accidentally hitting each other. This match was also the second time they’ve teased a fun looking Mesías/Fenix singles match which is obviously never going to happen. Fenix did the Mr. Niebla comedy spot of slipping and crotching himself on the top rope, except it was so definitely not supposed to be a comedy spot. His one pinfall looked good. The Zorro & Mesías segment was longer than the other two guys were in, slow paced, and ended awkwardly when Mesías hurt his arm on the missed splash. (He was too hurt too lay on his back and get pinned, from the looks of it.) Crowd was into to it – this outdoor crowd was sounded much louder than the outdoor Hard Rock show – but the match leading up to the injury wasn’t too exciting to me and the injury is a sad way to end it.


Ozz Driver

Cibernético, Jack Evans, La Parka vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Ozz, Dark Scoria: Usual main event match until the rudos somehow managed a second beatdown and then just won clean at the end of it. No foul, not evil referee, no distraction, just beat the guy. I think La Secta must’ve been thrown off by actually winning, because they still did the traditional stomping of Jack for winning a match he didn’t even win. Match was alright, best in Jack’s first run off offense after the beatdown where everything looked good. It slowed right down after that for Parka’s comedy and never really got rolling at high speed again but it was about what I’d expect. This did seem short; all the matches did, but it didn’t feel like the Teleivsa version was heavily edited and I’d see longer stuff on UTDN. (Maybe that’s wrong?) It was just a quick show.

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great match roundup, week of 2014-02-01

Great/Excellent Matches

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-02-01
taped 2014-01-26 @ Arena Coliseo
Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión: GREAT
Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger: GREAT

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-02-01
taped 2014-01-28 @ Arena México
Titán vs Virus for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship: EXCELLENT

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on Televisa: 2014-02-01
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-02-01

Matches To Watch Later

CMLL Puebla: 2014-02-02
taped 2014-01-20 @ Arena Puebla
Águila Egipcia & Asturiano vs Artillero & Súper Comando:

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-02-04
taped 2014-02-02 @ Arena Naucalpan
Oficial 911 vs Golden Magic for the IWRG Rey del Ring:


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