AAA in Celayas, CMLL Tuesday shows

photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 06/03/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Flyer & Leono b Camorra & Espanto Jr.
2) Black Panther, Gallo, Súper Halcón Jr. DQ Arkángel de la Muerte, Artillero, Súper Comando
Straight falls, Gallo beating Arkangel in the first and Arkangel pulling Gallo’s mask in the second.
3) Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis b Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia
Rudas took 2/3, Zeuxis beating Estrellita again.
4) Tritón b Shigeo Okumura [lightning]
Triton 450 splash for the win.
5) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Rey Cometa b Kamaitachi, Morphosis, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 1/3 in Angel de Oro’s return to Arena Mexico.
6) La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Boby Zavala, Mephisto, Terrible
Tecnicos took 1/3.

The band Las Victimas del Dr. Cerebro was in attendance.  No angles, unless Zeuxis getting a title shot against Estrellita is actually happening – no title challenges yet.

CMLL (TUE) 06/03/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Divino b Magnum
2) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito b Astral, Eléctrico, Meteoro
Meteoro replaced Dragoncito, who’s missed consecutive shows. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Olímpico b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Smaker
Rudos took 2/3.
4) Máximo & Super Porky b Kráneo & Pólvora
Polvora replaced Misterioso. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Blue Panther, Volador Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
6) Rush b Negro Casas
Rush won a quick first fall, Negro took the second with a half crab, and Rush took the third for the win.

Not a lot of details on Rush/Casas.

AAA has two TV tapings this week, starting tonight in Celaya. The card is in a weird place; it’ll air hours before Verano de Escandalo, but it’s mostly a lame duck show with that card not announced. As with all recent AAA TV tapings, the main event has mystery men listed on both sides. Averno is likely on the rudo side. Mistico/Sin Cara/whatever will likely make an appearance before the night is over, but it seems likely his first match will take place at Verano de Escandalo and someone else will be on the tecnico side tonight. The semifinal may reveal some future plans – Consejo gets yet another shot at Psycho Circus and trios championship. There’s a thought the Psycho Circus will lose the trios titles, to set up Psycho Clown being spun off onto his own and being replaced in the trio. Psycho Clown really doesn’t need to team regularly with his partners, because AAA doesn’t have frequent title defenses, but a new Psycho Circus ultimately winning the trios titles back would legitimize the new member. In the short term, Texano might get a win so it looks like he has a chance at Verano de Escandalo.

There are seven women in the Reina de Reinas title shot match, but there’s only six who care about winning it. Sexy Star explained she doesn’t care about getting a title shot, because she feels she’s still champion since she never lost. If someone wants to give her a direct title match, that’s fine, but she doesn’t feel she needs to earn one. Maybe she’ll help Taya instead?

Mistico/Sin Cara, Blue Demon Jr., Averno, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Cibernetico, Villano IV, Psycho Circus, Daga and Chessman are being advertised for the 07/03 AAA TV taping in Xalapa.

CMLL has another edition of CMLL Informa today at 5pm on Terra with Volador Jr., La Sombra and Angel de Oro. Hopefully not Volador and Sombra at the same time, that won’t end well.

I recorded the debut RadioCMLL show for some reason. It’s about an hour (with two random breaks) talking with Rey Bucanero and Shocker.

R de Rudo writes about people critical of how Super Bolido’s dislocated elbow was treated it.

Arturo Beristain talks about training luchador and still giving advice after his students make the CMLL roster. Tanque Infernal, Luzebl Jr., Sucesor, Magnetico and Palomo Rouse are mentioned as training with him currently.

There’s a plan to spread the word of lucha libre by everyone wearing a mask on the Mexico City Metro on September 14.

Ricky Marvin wants the Veracruz government – and the governor himself – to give more support to lucha libre in his home state. This is just billed as Ricky Marvin, luchador, but I think he might be promoting shows as well.

Dralion vs Arez has been added to the 07/05 LuchaMania show.

Segunda Caida reviews Blue Panther, Marco Corleone, Negro Casas vs Atlantis, Mephisto, Toscano

There’s a benefit show for Kaleth on Friday in Tulancingo.

Antrax is now training luchadors in Fresnillo, was the short lived Super Nova in Guadalajara?

Diamante Azul wants a heavyweight title shot and hopes to main event an Anniversary show.

Aeroboy will be in CZW’s Torment of Death on 06/14.

Kaiser Sports has an one two three part interview with CMLL edecan Ana Karina. She’s working on a reggae album.

Lucha Libre in Japan

06/04 NJPW: Ricochet b Mascara Dorada [BOSJ, match 5]
Mascara Dorada is 3-2, six points, actually tied for first, but he probably needed to get this one to advance. He’s got BUSHI tomorrow and Matt Jackson the day after to finish up.

Lineupssource: http://www.cmll.com/01_cartelera/img_arenamex/martes.JPG

CMLL (TUE) 06/10/2014 Arena México
1) Molotov & Robin vs Cholo & Inquisidor
2) Aéreo, Bam Bam, Stukita vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
4) Gallo vs Arkángel de la Muerte [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Tiger, Vangellys
6) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Puma

Main event looks like fun.

The Arkangel/Gallo feud moves to the match that doesn’t air. This is a big development for the 1000-1500 people who go to Tuesday shows.

Why is Pequeno Warrior on all the cards?

No Esterllita/Zeuxis.

source: http://www.cmll.com/01_cartelera/img_gdl/guadalajaramartes.JPG

CMLL (TUE) 06/10/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo & Metatrón vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Esfinge, Sky Kid, Smaker vs Cancerbero, Espectrum, Raziel
3) Hombre Bala, Stuka Jr., Super Halcon vs Kamaitachi, Maléfico, Shigeo Okumura
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Super Porky vs Mr. Águila, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Gran Guerrero, Shocker, Último Guerrero

They actually teamed up the evil trio instead of spilling them among different matches. Good job!

Tercera could be good.

 

 

 

source: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpQVkGwCIAI7WpN.jpg

WUW MEXICO (SUN) 06/15/2014 Estadio Primero de Mayo, Tulancingo, Hidalgo
1) ? vs ??
2) ? vs ??
3) ? vs ??
4) Radge vs Chris Verrazano
5) Pesadilla vs Artikus, Serpiente, Hardman, Rex Estampida, Estrella Blanca Jr., Ultratumba, Rolling Boy, Escorpion Negro [ruleta de la muerte]
6) Crimson Wraith, Gigante Karnov, Naruto vs Amo de la Noche, Lanzeloth, Sangre Guerrera
7) Super Crazy vs Crazy Boy, Violento Jack, Aero Boy [explosives]

WUW is the Johnny Rodz promotion which has been sending random people to Mexico. More random people here! I must’ve missed CrazyMania 1 thru 3, hope I can still follow the plot here. Main event has a ring with explosions, which may make it tough for a CrazyMania V.

source: http://www.iwrg.mx/uploads/14018991628%20DE%20JUNIO-%20copia.jpg

IWRG (SUN) 06/08/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Ciclon Black & Sky Ángel vs Kaling Black & Zurdog
2) Látigo & Metaleon vs Anubis Black & Hip Hop Man
3) Alan Extreme, Golden Magic, Imposible vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Relámpago, Súper Nova, Toscano vs Eterno, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Apolo Estrada Jr., Demon Clown, X-Fly vs Dr. Cerebro, Grond XXX, Veneno

That main event – well, other matches look good.

Shocker outsmarts Sombra, Sin Cara doesn’t get paid

CMLL (MON) 06/02/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque]
1) Flyer & Robin b Fuerza Chicana & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Blue Center, Pequeño Warrior, Saurón b Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico
Asturiano ended up with an arm injury, then Warrior pulled Asturiano’s mask and beat him.
3) Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura b Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 1/3
4) Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper b Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Titán
Rudos took 2/3. Angel de Oro returns with a loss.
5) Pólvora, Rey Escorpión, Shocker b Atlantis, La Sombra, Marco Corleone
Shocker snuck in a foul on Sombra for the win.

Asturiano versus Pequeno Black Warrior appears to be the Arena Puebla Anniversary main event, which seems very unkind to the Arena Puebla fans. Asturiano’s very good, but he could use better competition.

CMLL’s Tuesday show has nothing in particular. The CMLL preview hypes the return of Angel de Oro, who actually returned last night but close enough. His match, with Rey Cometa & Fuego versus Rey Escorpion, Morphosis and Kamaitachi, might end up being the best on the show. Main event is La Mascara, Valiente, Stuka versus Terrible, Mephisto, and Boby Zavala.

The more interesting CMLL show today is over in Guadalajara, with a Negro Casas versus Rush main event. That should air on 06/14, but the Guadalajara shows have had short edited matches the last couple of weeks. This is their second singles match – the last was in November – and while they still tease a hair match occasionally, it doesn’t appear to be in the plans any time soon.

Sin Cara, Argenis, Black Warrior and Averno refused to wrestle on Sunday in Campeche due to issues with the promoters. It appears they were working a two match weekend swing in the area, but the promoter didn’t pay them after Saturday and they walked out when he still didn’t pay him on Sunday. The local luchadors on the show are taking up a legal complaint, saying the promoters didn’t pay the top guys for their hotels or the transportation. The promoters are said to owe 150,000 pesos ($11,598) to various people in total. It was inevitable the Sin Cara post-WWE  tour around Mexico would run into promoters who were in over their head, but it’s still disappointing when it happens.

Taya says she and Sexy Star will work together to make sure one of La Sociedad will win the Reina de Reinas title shot match.

El Angel of Mazatlan retired with a win.

There’s a lucha libre photo exhibition in Xalapa starting on the 7th.

Lineupsource: http://www.cmll.com/01_cartelera/img_gdl/guadalajara.JPG

CMLL (SUN) 06/08/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Índigo & Meteoro vs El Piraña & Relampago Azul
2) El Ídolo & Javier Cruz Jr. vs Furia Nazi & Sádico
3) León Blanco vs Infierno
4) Black Metal & Esfinge vs Canelo Casas & Demonio Maya
5) Gallo © vs Boby Zavala [FULL HEAVY]
Gallo is champion, first defense
6) La Sombra, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Cavernario, Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Águila

Gallo seems a good bet to keep the title, since he’s still feuding with Arkangel half the time.  Mr. Aguila has almost only been working Sunday Arena Coliseo Guadalajara shows of late, which seem the least valuable to work. That may just be skewed due to the lack of TV, but it has seemed as though Aguila’s previous issues got a response in CMLL’s booking.

CMLL (MON) 06/09/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Leono, Magnus, Paris vs Akuma, Ares, Espíritu Maligno
2) Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico vs Blue Center, Pequeño Warrior, Saurón
3) Ángel de Oro, Pegasso, Tritón vs Sangre Azteca, Skándalo, Virus
4) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Terrible
5) La Sombra vs Shocker

Sombra/Shocker should be interesting. As will Sombra versus whoever replaces Shocker.

05/28-06/02 lucha videos

Fox Deportes had network issues during Sunday’s show. Monday’s show may turn up later (or we’ll just use the Azteca version.)

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7T59CyveILRJuwiiyC_bVrR

05/31 WWC:  http://www.sendspace.com/file/ngu223
06/01 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wz3nrl

06/01 La Luca se le Hace: http://ul.to/q0ro8fxk

06/01 El Rayo, Vida de Lucha: http://www.sendspace.com/file/jbezh0

05/28 CMLL Informa (joined in progress): http://ul.to/zufdih4k

05/28 Sobre el Ring: http://www.sendspace.com/file/pwb35v

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-05-28
taped 2014-05-21 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Látigo & Metaleon vs Guerrero Mixtico & Hip Hop Man
http://www.sendspace.com/file/yamct6
2) Hijo De La Bestia vs Imposible for the masks
http://www.sendspace.com/file/oxddyb

AAA on UTDN: 2014-05-29
taped 2014-05-17 @ Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula, Chiapas
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rp72jp
1) Ludxor, Niño Hamburguesa, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Fresero Jr.
2) Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ae3woe - clips of the opening two matches
3) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
https://www.sendspace.com/file/4fut7
4) Alan Stone, Axel, El Elegido vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/vp4drl

5) Cibernético, Fénix, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Chessman, Pentagón Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/w2aesm

CMLL on Terra: 2014-05-30
taped 2014-05-30 @ Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
http://ul.to/f05m26z2
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca
http://ul.to/g565ased
3) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
http://ul.to/8ujdt4ni
4) Dragon Lee vs Cachorro in a En Busca de un Idolo match
http://ul.to/9gwuao09
5) Cavernario vs Hechicero in a En Busca de un Idolo match
http://ul.to/z100r83t

AAA on Televisa: 2014-05-31
taped 2014-05-24 @ Explanada del Parque Bicentenario, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/u3bnus
1) Ludxor, Niño Hamburguesa, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Fresero Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8l2149
2) El Elegido, Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Machine Rocker, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
http://www.sendspace.com/file/stbtkh
3) Ricky Marvin vs AerostarAxelPsicosisSteve PainEterno in an AAA World Cruiserweight Championship Number One Contenders match
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rx4ppp

4) Bengala, Fénix, La Parka vs Averno, Black Warrior, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo
http://www.sendspace.com/file/knripv

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-05-31
taped 2014-05-20 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
http://ul.to/zlp16k1s
1) Black Metal, Magnus, Stigma vs Canelo Casas, Demonio Maya, Skándalo
http://www.sendspace.com/file/u3ap5r
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Lluvia vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
http://www.sendspace.com/file/uq2mqe
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Valiente vs Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Rey Bucanero
http://www.sendspace.com/file/vt20a6
4) Volador Jr. vs Rey Escorpión
http://www.sendspace.com/file/pnyv3c

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-31
taped 2014-05-27 @ Arena México
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/vc4njm
1) Bengala & Magnus vs Akuma & El Rebelde
http://www.sendspace.com/file/zwunfr
2) Esfinge, Gallo, Pegasso vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Espiritu Negro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/z0isqw
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Silueta vs Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fkjr5k
Stellar Moments
http://www.sendspace.com/file/oqhm5n
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Marco Corleone vs Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Kráneo
http://www.sendspace.com/file/hrhuuf
5) Diamante Azul © vs Terrible for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship
http://www.sendspace.com/file/34egcm
Ending

http://www.sendspace.com/file/zrsj58

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-05-31
taped 2014-05-23 @ Arena México
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/2m9yt1
1) Dark Angel, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis
http://www.sendspace.com/file/glghmm
Mid-Show Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/u68mdj
Mistico vignette
http://www.sendspace.com/file/vlm094
2) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Titán vs Mr. Águila, Rey Escorpión, Ripper
http://www.sendspace.com/file/3buj91
3) Atlantis, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs La Sombra, Rush, Último Guerrero in a relevos increíbles match
http://www.sendspace.com/file/63jf29

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-05-31
taped 2014-05-16 @ Arena México
http://www.sendspace.com/file/f36ld7
1) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
2) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mephisto, Ripper
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Shocker

CMLL on Terra: 2014-06-01
taped 2014-06-01 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Robin & Sensei vs Cholo & Zayco
http://ul.to/jk2ok6op
2) Astral, Bam Bam, Fantasy vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
http://ul.to/bokgzwac
3) Dragon Lee, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Metálico, Ramstein, Raziel
http://ul.to/frq24ih6
4) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Skándalo, Tiger, Virus
http://ul.to/epr4zzan
5) Titán © vs Niebla Roja for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship
http://ul.to/0c9krj4g
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Felino, Negro Casas, Ripper
http://ul.to/u9ys6cyy

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-06-01
taped 2014-05-28 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Chicanito, Principe Diamante, Vampiro Metálico vs Black Angel, Fly Boricua, Skull Metal
http://www.sendspace.com/file/r1b0or
2) Blue Monsther, Payaso De Plata, Payaso Extreme vs Cosmos Fugas, Matrix Jr., Muerte Infernal
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ukro2p
3) Galaxie, Sky Ángel, Zumba vs Atomic Star, Electro Boy, Power Bull
http://www.sendspace.com/file/tzcmkk
4) Aramis, Látigo, Metaleon vs Anubis Black, Hip Hop Man, Zurdog
http://www.sendspace.com/file/al4ull
5) Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Fuerza Guerrera, Ojo De Tigre, Pantera, Tony Rivera vs Golden Magic, Guerrero Mixtico, Impulso, Ursus, Voltar, Zoom Driver [Copa Higher Power]
http://ul.to/p4kdyh15

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-06-01
taped 2014-05-25 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Black Metal, Euforia, Jessy el Vasco vs Nahomi, Rey Imagen, Sexy Francis
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ht1hwn
2) Koko Viper, Memo Valles, Potro Jr. vs Dulce Kanela, Erika Sotelo, Golden Boy
http://www.sendspace.com/file/liu10h
3) Bengali, Difunto I, Tigre Universitario vs Genocida, Rico Rodriguez, Silencio
http://www.sendspace.com/file/lwnj27

CMLL Puebla: 2014-06-02
taped 2014-05-19 @ Arena Puebla
1) Águila Egipcia & Metatrón vs Ares & Guerrero Espacial
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ff2dl5
2) Asturiano, Meyer, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
http://www.sendspace.com/file/y2ozi8
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Cancerbero, Kamaitachi, Raziel
http://www.sendspace.com/file/1f5ush
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máximo vs Felino, Mephisto, Negro Casas
http://www.sendspace.com/file/d01iu5
5) Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
http://www.sendspace.com/file/2usj35

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Arena Lopez Mateos anniversary show, Wagner vs Park (sort of), Lucero/Terry

AULL (SAT) 05/31/2014 Arena Lopez Mateos [Estrellas del Ring]
***48th Anniversary***
1) Chucho el Roto, Ironía, Zumbido Jr. b Estrella Oriental, Freelance, Pegazus
2) Mike Segura, Solar I, Zumbi b Dr. Cerebro, Máscara Año 2000, Sádico
3) Ave Negra, Kiuby, Rey Inmortal, Seiya b Euro, Sangre De Lobo, Spider Boy, Stryker [relevos suicidas]
four way tag match, with the losing two tag teams facing off in a double mask match.
4) Euro & Spider Boy b Sangre De Lobo & Stryker [mask]
Sangre de Lobo is Oscar Fernandez and Stryker is Roberto Fernandez. (It’s not mentioned if they are or are not related.)
5) Yakuza b Holkan [mask]
Double pin in the first fall, DCOR in the second fall. Bloody third fall, with Yakuza winning via martinete. Holkan is Juan Manuel Carbajal Tena, from Neza.
6) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Barba Roja, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr.
7) Gallego L Black Terry and Rocky Santana [hair]
Black Terry escaped first, and Santana beat Gallego
8) Canek b Dr. Wagner Jr., Octagón, Fuerza Guerrera [Copa Universo]
Octagon defeated Fuerza, Wagner beat Octagon, Canek pulled Wagner’s mask and beat him for the win.

All the undercard guys who lost their apuesta matches are regulars here; there’s no random people being brought in for the occasion.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

LILL (SUN) 06/01/2014 Deportivo Ocenia, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Miss Janeth, Rossy Moreno, Tania b Cristal, Esther Moreno, Lady Apache
2) Gallego, Rocky Santana, Romano Garcia b Cachorro Mendoza, Súper Bólido, Super Kendo
Bolido was hurt in the third fall.
3) Fuerza Guerrera, Jhon Terry, Negro Navarro b Aguila Solitaria, El Indómito, Justiciero
Jhon Terry replaced Scorpio Jr. Indomito replaced Dandy and turned on his partners for the loss.
4) Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón © b Black Terry, Rambo, Shu el Guerrero [WWA TRIOS]
Trio Fantastia kept the trios titles.
5) Canek, Herodes, Solar I b Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000, Villano IV
Herodes replaced Enrique Vera. Tecnicos won by DQ when Canek beat up Villano IV in the ring and Villano III made the save.

This is the new 70s/80s/early 90s promotion, which was said to do well in it’s first show in Coliseo Coacalco. This building was much too big for them this time out. Super Bolido messed up his arm badly – dislocated elbow? – and there’s video here if you really want to see.

IWRG (SUN) 06/01/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Alan Extreme & Metaleon b Atomic Star & Electro Boy
Alan Extreme replaced Latigob
2) Atomic Star & Mini Cobra b Mini Imperium & Oficialito AK47
Atomic Star replaced Dragoncito de Oro. Mini Imperium’s debut. Straight falls.
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo b Alan Extreme, Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago
Doc submitted Apolo, but Apolo hit Doc with a chair and Diablo got the pin.
4) Máscara Sagrada, Pantera, Veneno b Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Trauma I, Trauma II
Pantera’s first match here since August and Sagrada’s first match since 2012. Tecnicos took 1/3. Pirata faked a foul from Sagrada in the second, Sagrada fouled him and faked a foul in the third. Pantera tried a tope on Trauma I in the third, but Trauma I just moved out of the way and Pantera crashed and burned.
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Grond XXX, Hijo De Dos Caras b Demon Clown, Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000
Groon’s match here since 2008. Tecnicos took 2/3. A man in an LA Park mask attacked Wagner after the match, then ran away.

IWRG recaps says it was the actual LA Park who attacked Wagner, but unless LA Park has transporter technology (possible) he was in Arena Coliseo Monterrey while this show was going on. Dr. Wagner did not take kindly to this, and they’ve set up some sort of match for 06/15. You can see Pantera’s dive to nowhere; Trauma I is unapologetic about his dodge.

LuchaMania Monterrey has announced their first match for their 07/05 upcoming show: Charles Lucero vs Black Terry. That’ll be good!

There’s either a loaded AAA house show or a TV taping on 07/15 in Nogales. That’s about when a taping should happen, but there’s no mention of television to go with Sin Cara, Averno, Cibernetico, Psycho Circus and others. No matches announced.

Perro Aguayo Jr. will start appearing in telenova Que Probes Tan Ricos this week. He’s been taping scenes for a while. The shows airs on Televisa and Univision.

Chessman accuses Blue Demon Jr. of coming up with silly excuses to not face him in a singles match.

Segunda Caida reviews Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Shocker.

Profiles of Lagunero luchadors.

If you’re in Stockholm, you might be able to be an extra for some lucha libre scenes.

Lineups
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IWRG (WED) 06/04/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko & Voltar vs Black Angel & Fly Boricua
2) Aramis & Sky Ángel vs Matrix Jr. & Muerte Infernal
3) Látigo & Metaleon vs Anubis Black & Zurdog
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Guerrero Mixtico, Hip Hop Man, Tony Rivera
5) Bombero Infernal, Canis Lupus, Fuerza Guerrera vs Black Terry, Golden Magic, Relámpago

Why are Bombero and Terry on opposite sides? (Because that’s what they have on the poster.) Neza vs Oficials in the semimain, many people making their ‘main show’ debuts in the undercard.

Titan keeps his title, Indeseables cheat to a main event win

Titan wins/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 06/01/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Robin & Sensei b Cholo & Zayco Robin & Sensei vs Cholo & Zayco, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Astral, Bam Bam, Fantasy Astral, Bam Bam, Fantasy vs Demus 3 on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Astral replaced Último Dragoncito. Rudos took 2/3.
3) Metálico, Ramstein, Raziel b Dragon Lee, Oro Jr., Stigma Dragon Lee, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Metalico, Ramstein, Raziel, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 2/3. Metalico accidentally pulled of Oro’s mask in the second for the DQ, then pulled it off right in front of the ref in the third, who didn’t see and counted pin.
4) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Skándalo, Tiger, Virus Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Skandalo, Tiger, Virus, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Titán © b Niebla Roja [MEX WELTERTitan u00a9 vs Niebla Roja for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Titan was the champion. Dragon Lee seconded him while Virus seconded Niebla Roja. Roja took the first with a middle rope Furia Roja (his cristo faceslam). Titan took the second with Titanics. Third fall went a long time. Finish didn’t go quite like they wanted, but Titan eventually won with a handstanding rope flip moonsault. Titan’s third defense.
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone b Felino, Negro Casas, Ripper La Mascara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Felino, Negro Casas, Ripper, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Marco Corleone worked rudo, getting along with his partners. Team Sombra took falls 1/3, the last when Sombra exaggerated a knee injury after a dive to distract Tirantes from Mascara fouling Negro Casas. Sombra was limping a little bit after the match.

The original plan for the finish looked to like Titan was going to reverse the middle Furia Roja into a fujiwara, but Titan slipped, then tried to just catch Niebla Roja as he came down but that didn’t work quite right either. This match was still good, though a step below the earlier big Titan matches. I think I’m also a little jaded by the En Busca de un Idolo matches, because I expect their craziness everywhere.

Unclear if Marco working with Sombra & Mascara was meant to be just a one time thing, but he implied as such on Twitter.

CMLL (SUN) 06/01/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Tapatío b Marvel
2) El Brillante & William Rock b Furia Nazi & Jocker
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Rey Trueno b Virgo
4) Boby Zavala, Cavernario, Demonio Maya b Black Metal, Esfinge, Gallo
Rudos took 2/3. Zavala challenged Gallo to a title match.
5) Exterminador b Évola [hair]
Evola fouled Exterminador in the first and got the pin, but Exterminador came back and won the next two.
6) Sagrado, Super Porky, Volador Jr. DQ Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Mr. Águila
Tecnicos took 1/3, Euforia fouling Volador.

Gallo versus Bobby Zavala will be a thing.

This week’s AAA TV announced the post Verano de Escandalo schedule. AAA takes off the weekend of 06/13, then return to action on 06/20 in Puebla, 06/27 in Queretaro and 07/03 in Xalapa (which is already being promoted locally.) Basically, they’re running every weekend and not in Mexico City; there’s no way AAA is actually pulling off the 10-12 tapings in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera they originally promised unless they start running a lot of them back to back. It doesn’t really matter to anyone but the Mexico City Sports Department, but it’s weird they promised to do something like that in the first place.

CMLL has a new radio show on Tuesdays and Fridays at 5pm?

Soldado Diabolico lost his mask to Dave the Clown in an Arena Queretaro cage match. He was revealed as Fidel García, 25 yeards old, 8 a luchador. Dandy beat Satanico in the semifinal.

Rob has highlights of 03/04/14 CMLL and 03/07/14 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has a recap of Friday’s En Busca de un Idolo, KrisZ’s news update, and Poster-Mania.

Tercera Caida thanks the fans for 60,000 likes.

CMLL promo for next Friday.

Super Libre had coverage of the Arena Jalisco show and a lot of interviews.

SuperLuchas rates the top 5 feuds never to actually have their mask vs mask match.

Segunda Caida reviews Week 5 of En Busca de Un Idolo and a recap of 04/27/14 CMLL.

DJ Spectro looks back a bloody Satanico versus a rookie Atlantis match of 1983 and Climax II.

Lucha Libre in Japan

06/01 NJPW: Mascara Dorada b Jushin Lyger [BOSJ, match 3]. Dorada improves to 2-1. The next show is on 06/03, where Dorada will automatically go to 3-1 since that would’ve been his Alex Koslov match. Dorada’s next actual match is on 06/04 versus Ricochet; if he can win that one, he’s got a real chance of making the next round.

Lineup

CMLL (SUN) 06/08/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Sensei vs El Rebelde & Zayco
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Fantasy vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Warrior
3) Oro Jr., Sagrado, Tritón vs Metálico, Puma, Skándalo
4) Valiente vs Vangellys [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Fuego, La Máscara vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Virus
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Rush vs Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión

Kind of an ordinary show. Los Indeseable on different teams to make two matches rough. Valiente and Vangellys just happened a month ago. Metalico/Oro Jr. looks like it’s headed to a Sunday mask match show a few weeks from now.

Volador versus Sombra once more, Sin Cara doesn’t want to be Mistico

 

Dragon Lee & Cachorro

CMLL (FRI)05/30/2014 Arena México [CMLL,Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. bArtillero & Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3 in a good if sloppy match.
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Sagrado b Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca
Tecnicos took 1/3
3) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Super Porky bRey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 1/3 in a comedy match. Porky beat Terrible.
4) Dragon Lee b Cachorro [En Busca de un Idolo]
Dragon Lee defeated Cachorro via Power-plex in less than five minutes. A lot of big moves in a short time. Judges (Valiente, Ultimo Guerrero, Shocker, Tirantes) gave Dragon Lee 10, 10, 10, 6, and Cachorro (was was hurting after the finish) a 10, 10, 10, 7
5) Cavernario b Hechicero [En Busca de un Idolo]
Cavernario won a longer match, escaping Hechicero’s finisher to put on the cavernaria. Cavenario worked as a tecnico and fans were behind him. Hechicero scored a 10, 10, 10, 7 and Hechicero 8, 9, 9, 8.
6) Atlantis, Titán, Valiente b Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 1/3, Atlantis submitting Mephisto.
7) Negro Casas, Shocker, Volador Jr. b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush [Relevos Increíbles]
Straight falls for opposition. Indeseable trio lost the first fall by DQ for excessive violence on Casas and Volador beat Sombra in the second. Volador wants another title match.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

Both En Busca de un Idolo matches were very good, though in different ways. Cachorro/Dragon Lee was all about trying to beat each with big shot as quick as possible, while the other match worked more at getting Cavernario over a tecnico. Generally a good Terra show, with only the comedy match not having much value.

AAA Sanchez (FRI) 05/30/2014Arena Neza [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del Ring]
1) Josan el Stripper & Rey Neza bDanger King & Moto Cross
2) Goskart Jr. & Rey Lobo b Back Firer & Punker
3) La Jarochita, Máscarita Divina, Pasion Kristal b Black Mamba,Bugambilia, Mini Charly Manson
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Dark Cuervo, Dark Spíritu, Súper Fly
5) Argenis, Electroshock, Sin CaraArgos, Averno, Silver King
Sin Cara la Mistica on Averno.

It looked very full (and very dark, which makes it hard to tell how full it was.) There were ads for Luchas 2000 on the barricade.

The more interesting events happened after the show. Sin Cara/Mistico said he was (only) in talks to join AAA, but is upset about AAA listing him on the Verano de Escandalo as Mistico. Sin Cara says CMLL owns the Mistico name and he will only wrestle for AAA as Sin Cara, not Mistico. (This doesn’t really explain why he was cool wearing the Mistico mask on the last AAA taping.)

My best guess is Sin Cara/Mistico will end up with a third new name after all, but they’re on totally different pages about which name to use until they get to that new name. Sin Cara wants to use that name as to not have CMLL going after the other promoters it’s working with, AAA doesn’t want to use Sin Cara because of how his WWE stint with that name went, but they really should be on the same page already and they need to get around to whatever name they’re ending up with ASAP.

Bill has highlights of 02/16/14 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has a recap of this week’s Tercera Caida.

Segunda Caida reviews Marco Corleone versus Ultimo Guerrero and Week 4 of En Busca de un Idolo.

Ohtani’s Jacket was disappointed by Virus, Cachorro, Hechicero vs Negro Casas, Cavernario, Dragon Lee.

Angelico talks about the Verano de Escandalo Cruiserweight multiman match. AAA’s really changed their usual booking here – instead of doing a multiman midcard title match, they’re doing a multiman midcard #1 contenders match. This article seems to suggest the winner at Verano de Escandalo faces Aerostar and the winner of that faces Daga, though I may be reading too much into it.

Lucha Libre in Japan

05/31 NJPW: Mascara Dorada b KUSHIDA [BOSJ, Day 2] – HOORAY. You can see the match here. In sadder news, old friend Alex Koslov had to withdrawal from the rest of the tournament due to a shoulder injury.

Links

Mephisto, Negro Casas, Shocker defeated Los Indeseables in Arena Aficion when Sombra fouled Casas.

Cavernario wants to face Dragon Lee in the En Busca de un Idolo final.

El Hijo Del Santo won: the beachside development he protested against will not go forward.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 06/06/2014 Arena México
1) Magnus, Pegasso, Starman vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Shigeo Okumura
2) Marcela, Princesa Sugheit, Silueta vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
4) Cavernario vs Cachorro [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Hechicero vs Dragon Lee [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker
7) Volador Jr. © vs La Sombra © [NWA WELTER, NWA MIDDLE]

Main event is title versus title. CMLL ran a few of these unification matches with the NWA and UWA titles in the early 90s, and those usually ended up in a draw. Presume the same is going to happen here. Various people from the undercard interfering to cause that DQ would be a strong way to build up a cage match, but that show isn’t for two months.

Sombra & Volador will have had four CMLL singles matches in the time it took Psycho Clown and Texano Jr. to have two AAA TV singles matches. If you go back to last July, when the Texano/Psycho feud actually started, it’s 2 of those matches versus 7 Sombra/Volador matches.

Semimain is almost a trios title rematch, only Mr. Niebla is still not to be found and Titan isn’t fond of his partners.

Those En Busca de un Idolo matches leave Cavernario/Dragon Lee and Hechicero/Cachorro for 06/13, with the final on 06/20. It’s still early but, if things progress the way I figure, Cavenario/Dragon Lee on 06/20 will decide the non-Hechicero finalist and quite likely the overall winner.

Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero working much lower than usual, which has to be about airing five matches on Terra instead of four. Princesa feud returns in the segunda, and the opener is packed with names who are usually not there.

CMLL tonight, Juicio Final on 08/01, RCH

CMLL’s main event is listed as a relevos increibels, but it’s basically the Rush/Sombra/Mascara Indeseable trio taking on a coallition of their enemies: Shocker, Negro Casas and Volador Jr. Something needs to progress in that story, so maybe they’ll end up with more definite post match challenges than usual.

The highlight of the show is the start of the second round of En Busca de un Idolo. It’s tecnico/tecnico and rudo/rudo matches tonight, with Cavernario versus Hechicero and Dragon Lee versus Cachorro. Every match this round will be a rematch for the first time, as this is the first year where everyone faced everyone else in the first round. Cavernario/Hechicero was the early great match which set the tone for the entire tournament and Lee/Cachorro was very sharp as well. Everyone in this round will end up with about the same amount of judging points (a lot of ‘em) and fan voting was pretty close between the three youngsters (about 2 points a week on average seperating them), so the actual match results will likely be the deciding factor this round. Those 20 points are big.

You don’t need to wait for next week’s CMLL Informa: CMLL’s next major show appears to be Juicio Final on 08/01. (You may also be able to skip the next two months of programming, because it doesn’t seem like much will happen until then.) The usual montage of feuding people with no hint of what match will take place. Juicio Final is frequently a multi man cage match and could certainly be one again. This is a much later than usual for this event and may suggest the current plan for the Anniversary show is mid to late September to space things out. It’s peculiar for CMLL to wait until August 1st to run a show of this type.

The concentration of upcoming AAA TV tapings meant they had two different press conferences occurring yesterday. Parka Negra (looking thin), Silver King, Taya, Monster Clown and Cibernetico went to Celaya, while Chessman, Pentagon, Texano, Parka and Psycho Clown traveled to Orizaba.

LuchaMania Monterrey will be promoting their own show on 07/05. Their idea is to just bring in a bunch of talented guys, regardless of how big a name there are, and put on the kind of show they’d like to see. The card will begin to be announced next week.

CMLL’s sent out an article introducing Esfinge, after he’s already debuted and with no next match announced. The big news is Esfinge actually has a name for his finishing manuver. It’s not a creative name – nudo egipcio – but that puts him ahead of 80% of the roster.

Mephisto had a strange interview with ESTO, because neither he nor the interviewer were allowed to mention Averno or even directly refer to someone leaving Mephisto’s trio. Mephisto says he and Ephesto are looking for a new trio partner and have something in mind. That may happen, but I suspect it’s also just the default thing to say when the programming department hasn’t gotten around to letting anyone know what’s happening.

La Parka: “Hay cosas muy desconcertantes en este momento.” He’s talking about Averno and Mistico, but I feel like this this could apply to all times.

Speaking of – LuchaMania Monterrey noticed Antifaz del Norte turned up this weekend with a CMLL Heavyweight Championship belt. As best as I can figure, this was the belt that was pictured as the WWF IC championship on Arena el Angel’s poster this past weekend and Gigga will probably win it back at some point. It’s weird to have a replica of the CMLL Heavyweight belt floating around, but you can buy those things and it’s not the weirdest thing in lucha.

AAA has a new fan club, if you’re in Mexico and using Telcel. I don’t have Telcel, so I know nothing more about it (except there are charges.) They’ve done this before where you get wallpapers for your phone background and such.

Rob has highlights of late June 2001.

Fenix defends AAA Fusion title this Saturday in Arena Roberto Paz.

Fuerza Guerrera wants to fight everyone.

El Hijo del Santo has an interview with Ray Mendoza.

El Pulpo won Barba Roja’s mask. That probably took place on 05/23, as there was a triangle apuesta match with Pirata Morgan scheduled for Gimnasio Municipal Las Liebres, Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas on that day.

Coyote Azul Jr. took Steel Angel’s mask in San Luis Potosi.

Mazatlan’s el Angel talks about his retirement show this weekend.

Lucha Libre in Japan

05/29 WNC: Amapola (c) b Syuri [CMLL-REINA INTL] – second defense.

Elsewhere on the same show, La Comandante picked up the direct win in a segunda trios, while Hijo del Pantera’s trio lost the fourth match (though he didn’t take the direct loss.)

05/30 NJPW: TAKA Michinoku b Mascara Dorada [BOSJ, match 1] – boooooooooooooooooooooo

Lineup

AAA RCH (SAT) 06/14/2014 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) ? & Yuca La Potranquita vs ?? & Keira
2) Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Fénix vs Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain
3) Drago & Faby Apache vs Pentagón Jr. & Sexy Star
4) Araña de Plata vs Atomic Star, Látigo, Principe Diamante, Matrix, Power Bull, Sky Ángel, Kalibus [cage, mask]
5) Psycho Clown vs Texano Jr., Zorro, Cibernético [RCH HEAVY]
new championship

First anniversary show. Everyone but Kalibus is an IWRG trainee. Segunda should be great.

05/30-06/02 lucha times

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== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Top 3 matches from Tuxtla Guiterrez – another Mistico appearance, and maybe an explaination of what’s meant to be going on with the Cruiserweight title?

== CMLL ==

FOX: Airing at 3pm on Sunday this week. Atlantis, Shocker, Volador vs Sombra, Rush, Ultimo Guerrero in the main event.

52MX: Volador Jr. vs Rey Escorpion

Claro: Volador Jr. vs Rush

C3: Diamante Azul vs Terrible

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Guerreros vs Dorada, Valiente, Volador

Lucha Azteca: Marco, Maximo, Volador vs Dragon Rojo, Rey Escorpion, Shocker

Terra Friday: Five match show, including the start of round 2 of En Busca de un Idolo.

Terra Sunday: Titan/Niebla Roja

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: Bengali/Difunto/Universitario vs Diluvio Negros/Silencio?

IWRG (LAS/AYM): Prison Fatal?

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Maestro defeat trainees, CMLL on Mistico

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG FILL (WED) 05/28/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Black Niko, Dragón Blanco, Lady Dragon b Mercenario De La Muerte, Sexy Girl, Último Caballero
2) Black Angel, Fly Boricua, Skull Metal b Chicanito, Principe Diamante, Vampiro Metálico
3) Cosmos Fugas, Matrix Jr., Muerte Infernal b Blue Monsther, Payaso De Plata, Payaso Extreme
4) Atomic Star, Electro Boy, Power Bull b Galaxie, Sky Ángel, Zumba
5) Anubis Black, Hip Hop Man, Zurdog b Aramis, Látigo, Metaleon
Hip Hop Man unmasked Latigo and pinned him.
6) Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Fuerza Guerrera, Ojo De Tigre, Pantera, Tony Rivera b Golden Magic, Guerrero Mixtico, Impulso, Ursus, Voltar, Zoom Driver [Copa Higher Power]
maestros vs students. One student of each maestro (Terry/Magic, Rivera/Mixtico, Ojo/Impulso, Pantera/Usus, Bombeto/Voltar, Fuerza/Zoom.) Ojo de Tigre was first out. Final eliminations were Rivera (by Mixtico), Black Terry & Guerrero Mixtico DCOR, and Fuerza submitted Magic for the win.

Most of last night’s CMLL Informa is here. I didn’t get a chance to watch it and it doesn’t seem like something you need to watch. They show did end with a Mistico Disclaimer: JCR explained there is only one Mistico, CMLL owns the names, Mistico works for CMLL, he’s injured so anyone who advertises the name Mistico is lying and false. It follows the usual policy of pretending AAA does not exist, but they’ve also decided to expand that sphere of non-existence to include the original Mistico himself. In CMLL’s words, original Mistico is a fake, a crook, a non-entity trying to leech of a name CMLL owns. This is a pattern – Atlantis said the same thing about “Sin Cara” a month ago.

Of note, nothing was said about “Averno” or Bengala. On last night’s subscriber only podcast, Dr. Lucha speculated that Paco Alonso may have granted Averno permission to use the name and just doesn’t care about the Bengala name. The issue with Bengala hasn’t ever really been a a rights issue, but why AAA would radically change positions to use an existing CMLL name and especially with a guy who’s known to be an opening match guy. The best guess to the first part is Ricky Marvin wanted to use the name as part of coming in and AAA figured it was worth it to get him. The answer the to the second part appearing to be AAA believing there’s little cross over between their fans and those who watch CMLL. That notion pushed in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, where it was said Averno won both his debut matches because AAA felt the crowd didn’t know who he was and he needed to be established to their audience.

The WON also lists last Saturday’s show in Tuxtla Guiterrez as 11,000 attendance with 3,000 turned away, which means it actually drew more fans than Rey de Reyes and probably every show this year outside of TripleMania. Like with the show in Tapachula the week before, it was a free show paid for by the government.

Tercera Caida talked to Niebla Roja, Euforia and Arena Xalapa luchadors. There’s also after the camera interviews with the Xalapa crew and the Guerreros. I heard Euforia was funny but I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet.

This Newsletter also says WWE extended Rey Misterio Jr. for one more year. It was an WWE option in the contract, not something Misterio had a decision in, so the very slight chance he was going to end up with the AAA US project is not happening any time soon.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Perro Aguayo Jr. is already challenging the mystery man to an apuesta match. Now that AAA has released a lineup listing him as Mistico, this bit where no one can actually say his name in interviews is even more awkward.

Villano IV wants an apuesta match with Canek.

Zeuxis wants a title match with Marcela.

Segunda Caida watches Marco Corleone vs Mr. Niebla and week 3 of En Busca de un Idolo.

R de Rudo has footage of Crazy Boy and Violento Jack challenging each other to a mask match from the DTU DF show.

Cronicas y Leyendas writes about Blue Demon and El Mesias.

top six stories of the last two weeks

(off the top of my head and in a hurry)

  1. an unnamed Sin Cara didn’t wrestle on either of AAA tapings in Chiapas this past fortnight, but made the save for the tecnicos on both shows. He wore his old mask and revealed a new one, seeming to set up a new identity. Sin Cara even spoke about getting a third name to the press. After all that, AAA announced him as wrestling as Mistico and pictured him in his Mistico mask on Verano de Escandalo. AAA’s also shown no concern about using the Averno or Bengala names. It seems both legally doubtfully and seemingly totally hypocritical (they’re essentially doing what they’ve spent years in court trying to get Psicosis II/Histeria/Alebrije not to do), but there’s surely a fantastic story coming about how this is possible. Haven’t heard it yet. CMLL hasn’t addressed the situation, but may get around to it tonight.
  2. The rest of Verano de Escandalo card is usual fare for a non-TripleMania major show. The nearly year long Psycho Clown versus Texano Jr. feud has it’s second ever title match, with Psycho Clown getting a rematch after referee Hijo del Tirantes cost him the championship back in October. (No one’s addresses if Hijo del Tirantes will be referee again.) The Mistico trios match, with nothing on the line but Mistico and Averno back in the same ring, main events. The undercard includes part two of a mysterious cruiserweight title tournament. That tournament started when champ Daga missed a show, and was billed as for the vacant title – but now Daga’s back on the card and it’s a #1 tournament. Mysterious, I tell you. Maybe the bigger story will take place on the card – there’s no obvious TripleMania main event yet.
  3. CMLL does have an obvious Anniversary main event – Ultimo Guerrero versus Atlantis, this time we mean it – but is just running in place on that. They’re also running in place on a La Mascara/La Sombra/Rush versus Everyone Else feud. Mr. Niebla is supposed to be a big part of the Everyone Else but appeared to have gotten himself suspended while already serving another suspension. It’s some next level effort.
  4. CMLL’s one storyline that is moving along is the En Busca de un Idolo tournament. They’ve cut down to a final four of Cachorro, Dragon Lee, Hechicero and Cavernario. Hechicero’s overwhelming fan support means he’s almost certainly going to make the final, but which of the other three join him and who ultimately wins is a unknown. All four have been excellent so far.
  5. CMLL started to air a Mistico (II) vignette detailing his accident and injury. Should CMLL actually follow up on this and air regular new vignettes featuring Mistico on the road to recovery for the four months (his stated return date), this might actually succeed in getting Mistico II over in his return. CMLL following up on something regularly seems highly unlikely so we’re probably safe there.
  6. I’m stuck on six. DTU ran shows which went okay when the commissions would actually let them do their hardcore stuff. X-Fly lost his hair for the five millionith time (and no commission seemed to have a problem with that?) CMLL shuffled their TV shows around a bit, no one noticed? CMLL is doing a weekday night news/recap show on Terra, which maybe a 100 people will actually see? CMLL returned to doing live Twitter updates for their shows, that was nice.

Other news
- a lot of people kept titles

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