Homenaje a Dos Leyendas preview, CMLL not on TV Azteca

Tonight is CMLL’s second most important show of the year, Homenaje a Dos Leyendas. CMLL will hold two hair versus hair matches tonight, along with the finals of a multiweek tournament. They’ll also be honoring those two legends: rudo legend Cien Caras and CMLL founder Salvador Lutteroth. Today would’ve been Lutteroth’s 114th birthday, which is the primary reason this show is held around this date every year.

There’s still absolutely no word from Terra on what matches from Dos Leyendas will air tonight, or even any official confirmation anything will air at all.There’s still not much reason to be concern they won’t be airing – they’ve not advertised shows previously, we all got concerned, then they just aired them like normal – but there’s not much reason to believe they’re airing the full show either. The Terra feed should start at 8:30pm local, which remains 9:30pm Central DAYLIGHT Time in the US and other regions which already in Daylight Savings Time.

It’s worth noting that the current CMLL TV package means one or two of the heavily pushed matches will not be aired on television, and those that do will likely be edited for time. Even beyond the matches, they’ll have a tribute to Cien Caras which they’ll have to find a way to get in. If you really want to see all of this show, and you can get to Arena Mexico, you need to actually go to Arena Mexico tonight. It’s too bad that those of us who do not really have that option are not being given much of an alternative.

1) Stuka Jr., Super Porky, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys

A match! To start the show off happy! For at least a while until TRT wins anyway. Hopefully more Titan versus Terrible.

2) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Negro Casas

I know Blue Panther likes fightning Negro Casas, but he should consider sending one of his sons or something, because his partners are just going to turn on each other and cost him the match. Since they don’t seem to be going anywhere with this story, this match is kind of pointless. (By the way, it would be easier to believe Negro Casas was not up fighting in a hair match if he actually appeared to be hurt in any way.)

3) Atlantis & Euforia vs Máximo & Rey Escorpión [natl pi, final]

Finally, we’re on to matches which matter. Kind of. The idea appeared to have two teams who would at least tease two apuesta matches. Maybe happen, mayben ot – they’ve been down that road with atlantis mask matches (and Niebla’s had his own near misses in his past.) If CMLL really plans on going down the route of Maximo & Rey Escorpion facing off this summer, they probably should win to be come off as a bigger deals. That’s not the way it always goes, btu I’m guessng it goes that way this year.

4) Marcela vs Dalys [hair]

It’s kind of amazing this is a reasonable match. Marcela is very good, but Dalys has been far more acceptable as a ruda and is still improving. The last dry run for this, the lightning match from a few weeks ago, was much better than their title match last year. That could’ve been a fluke, but it gives a lot of hope for this match really surprising. Marcela is the better luchadora, and Marcela has never lost a hair match. That loss seems like something that should be saved for a day where it might mean something to a luchadora on the rise. Dalys is probably going ot be in the same spot regardless of what happens here. Just getting her is Dalys victory. Marcela will get the one in the record book.

5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

This should be a title match, unless they’re just doing the title match next week instead. It’s not a title match, so the Guerreros should win to keep challening the tecnicos. Maybe Euforia gets added back to the team by then? This is Gran Guerrero’s highest pressure match yet, which doesn’t sound like a good thing, but the Estetas will make it interesting themselves.

6) Rush vs Shocker [hair]

Rush is going to win. This is not about the outcome. This is the moment for Rush prove something to the crowd. If Rush is ever going to turn the Arena Mexico crowd around on him, it’s going to come thru a match like this. Rush just gaining the respect of the crowd, even if he can’t get the cheers, by surviving every thing Shocker can throw at him. (In this case, surviving means winning without using the Rush Driver, or any other finish that can be seen as Rush getting away with something due to favoritism.) This is the night for Shocker to pull out every single trick possible, do anything they can to convince people Rush might be in serious trouble here. I don’t know if CMLL will ever use blood in matches, but this would be the night for it. I’m not even sure if that’s the way they’ll go. They could get an equally strong but totally different idea by destroying Shocker. I’m not as sure Shocker is down with that. I just hope whatever they’re doing, they’ve got a plan of where they want to get to by the end of this match and going forward.

The first two matches are not set up to be good matches and probably won’t get the time. The last four matches all have chances to be good or great, but none are completely safe bets.

I should be around to do live results tonight, but something has come up at the last minute which might cause me to miss the early portion of the show. I’ll figure it out later.

The early, very subject to change, schedule for For Sports 1 in Mexico next Saturday lists the usual CMLL show as a 1 hour show. They expanded it to two hours for the Anniversary show and it would be a good idea here again, or even just an extra half hour to make sure the three most important matches fit in. CMLL is not loading up the show to air some of them on TV Azteca, because CMLL’s Miguel Reducindo says there are no imminent plans for a CMLL show on TV Azteca. He didn’t rule it out from ever happening, but is quoted in the Furia de Titanes article saying rumors on social media are false, it may be some confusion over the Azteca America show, and all the CMLL luchadors/personalities showing up on TV Azteca programming is just a coincidence. I find the last part of that explanation hard to believe and it’s possible there’s a deal being worked on that hasn’t been told to press department, but don’t hold your breath for it right now.

Terra has interviews for tonight’s show. There’s a promo with Rush, one with Shocker and with the women. There’s also a quick Rush bio with a familiar info box. Dalys told Fuego en el Ring that she hopes Princesa Blanca is her second. There hasn’t been much mention of seconds, but I’d guess Mistico or Dragon Lee would be Rush’s second and Negro Casas really should be Shocker’s second.

This Sunday is ChilangaMask’s first anniversary show. MedioTiempo has a complete preview of the card, while Tercera Caida posted a video about Belial and Impulso making it to the main event. That match is the Titan & Belial versus Rey Cometa & Impulso vs the Young Bucks. That should actually have a chance to be the main event this time – none of the CMLL luchadors are booked in Coliseo this week, so there might not be the usual card reshuffling. (However, Rey Cometa is listed on a show in Scottsdale, Arizona of all places on Sunday; my hunch is a booking in the US is more likely to be missed than one near Mexico City. Pirata Morgan is also double booked in Nuevo Laredo and is more likely to be off this show.) LuchaMania Monterrey says 15 fans are coming down from their city for this show.

This week’s Tercera Caida had Rush & Marclea on to promote tonight’s show. There’s after the show interviews with Marcela and Rush as well.

Dragon Rojo Jr. says he got good news from the doctor and will be back in the ring soon. I didn’t even know he was hurt, but he did get pulled from the first block of the incredible pairs tournament and hasn’t been in a match since the title match with La Sombra.

Rey Escorpion, in a radio interview, says he’s rooting for Dalys and Shocker in the apuesta matches. There’s a picture of Black Escorpion, Rey’s brother who’s said to be coming to CMLL.

LuchaMania Monterrey notes the AAA Latin American Championship did not make it from Blue Demon Jr. to Monterrey, so Chessman didn’t actually get anything when he won the title. AAA does list Chessman as the current champion.

Pro Wrestling Revolution will debut a Mini Mariachi on April 27 – and it’s actually the original Octagoncito, using a new name.

DJ Spectro looks back at Grupo Cibernetico.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews Silver Star vs Charles Lucero.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-03-01

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taped 2014-02-21 @ Arena México
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== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Part 1 of Rey de Reyes! I have no idea what that means. I’m guessing the cage and Jarrett match on this show and the Rey de Reyes final on the other show, but I don’t really know.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Parajes Increíbles, Block B. 3 pm start time, which means the last half hour here overlaps the first half hour of AAA (which means we’ll probably not get the first half hour of AAA.)

52MX: Volador vs Ripper, maybe the tag title match from Guadalajara

C3: Peste Negra versus Atlantida, in a continuing action. Hechicero alert!

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Bufete del Amor vs Shocker/UG/Euforia. Hechicero on this show too, provided I find out what time it’s on (currently a mystery!) and record at the start this week.

Lucha Azteca: Parajes Increibles, Block A.

Terra Friday: NO ONE KNOWS. Terra published a couple of videos previewing the show they may be airing. Assume the top 4 until told otherwise, but it’s a bit late in the day to be telling people. Whatever benefit Terra would get from airing the whole show is muted by not announcing what they’re doing. This also seems likely a purposeful decision to be confusing, a FANtastic decision.

Terra Sunday: Averno, Polvora, Rey Escorpion vs Azul, Marco and Maximo, plus Virus vs Sagrado in lightning match action.

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: Maybe the cage match show, maybe the Wednesday show? No episodes have aired this week on AYM.

Noches de Coliseo: ???? Maybe the missing tag team tournament matches?

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taped 2014-02-25 @ Arena México
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Gringos defeat Mexicans, Veneno overcomes clowns

IWRG (WED) 03/19/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)IWRG]
1) Zurdog b Látigo
2) Mini Multifacetico & Mini Rey Cometa b Oficialito AK47 & Oficialito Fierro
3) Douki, Freyser, Hanaoka b Centvrión, Metaleon, Mr. Leo
Return from injury for Mr. Leo, debut here for Metaleon.
4) Chico Che, Golden Magic, Veneno DQ Broken Clown, Dave The Clown, Rothen Clown
IWRG debut for Broken Clown. Straight falls. Dave fouled Veneno in the first, beat by Veneno in the second.
5) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo b Máscara Púrpura, Relámpago, Súper Nova
Gringos took 2/3, Avisman pulling Mascara Purpura’s mask and beating him. Tecnicos demanded revenge and a title match.

This week’s Wrestling Observer says the tentative plan is to start taping the AAA El Rey show in August with the show itself getting on air. The report very definitive only in those dates not being for certain, only the current plan. Nothing is for sure until El Rey announces a date, and even then it’s still flexible.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Daga feels he should go for a second championship, doesn’t hit women, but made an exception for the unruly Faby Apache.

Titan & Triton visited a small child.

Anibal Jr. & Cosmos Negro won Copa Saeta Azul, a tournament honoring his father.

Lineups

indy (SUN) 03/23/2014 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) ? vs ??
2) ? vs ??
3) Infinito & Miss Gaviota vs Koko Viper & Misionero
4) Alberto Dos Rios, Diluvio Negro I, Diluvio Negro II vs Charles Lucero, Potro Jr., Rico Rodriguez
5) Big Neurosis, Ricky Marvin, Simbolo vs Corazón de Barrio, Diluvio Negro I, Hator

This is the actual card for Sunday – the one I thought was for this week was for the 30th. Don’t need a passport to get to Monterrey.

CMLL (TUE) 03/25/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Esfinge vs Rey Trueno
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
3) Gallo, Leo, Starman vs Camorra, Sádico, Shigeo Okumura
4) Blue Panther, Sagrado, Valiente vs El Cuatrero, Sanson, Universo 2000
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Rush vs Shocker

The first rematch, already. The bigger might be the tercera, where Cien Caras’ sons debut here in the tercera.

WCS (SAT) 04/12/2014 Gimnasio Hercules, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Arez vs MimoEpidemiaVega BoyFulgor IMafia Jr.Dragon De FuegoPrincipe FantasmaBelialCentvriónCharly MadridSarcistan Del Diablo,RollingMetaleon
2) Ángel o Demonio, Big Memo, Ovett vs Cancer, Cirrus Blanco, Wotan
3) Dance Boy & Terremoto vs Aero Boy & Violento Jack
4) Negro Navarro vs Skayde vs Huracan Ramirez
5) Pirata Morgan vs Joe Lider vs Shu el Guerrero

I don’t know how that opener works, but that could be a crazy match.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-03-01

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taped 2014-02-18 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara

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AAA on Televisa: 2014-03-01

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taped 2014-02-21 @ Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal

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Estrellita keeps the title, Peste Negra win, Rey on his future, Sin Cara

CMLL (TUE) 03/18/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Akuma & Cholo b Bengala & Flyer
2) Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito b Angelito, Astral, Stukita
3) Canelo Casas, Hechicero, Puma b Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Star Jr.
4) Tritón b Sangre Azteca [lightning]
5) Diamante Azul, Fuego, Rey Cometa b Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Pólvora
Tecnicos took 2/3, the second by an excessive violence DQ.
6) Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Máscara
Peste Negra took 1/3.

Not any details about Canelo/Dragon Lee, unsure if that feud is still going. They’re both in the En Busca de un Idolo qualification cibernetico next week, hopefully will double pin each other right away.

There’s absolutely no way it’s going to air live, but live results for that cibernetico would be incredibly exciting for CMLL fanatics. It’s a rare match which means a tremendous amount.

CMLL (TUE) 03/18/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl, Informador]
1) Demonio Maya b Virgo
2) Cancerbero & Raziel b Black Metal & Esfinge
Cancerberos took 1/3.
3) Camorra, Sádico, Shigeo Okumura b Gallo, Leo, Starman
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Estrellita b Dalys [MEX WOMEN]
Estrellita took falls 1/3 to keep her title. Fourth defense.
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Super Porky b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Shocker & Terrible DQ Marco Corleone & Rush
Rudos took 1/3. Rush fouled Shocker for the DQ.

I’m 0-1 on CMLL guesses this week. A poor sign!

CMLL.com was down this morning due to the domain expiring. (It actually looks like it expired Monday, but it stayed up a couple days.) It’s renewed thru 2017 and they sprung for domain privacy!

The Friday show now lists Blue Panther as replacing Thunder on Friday’s card. Thunder still hasn’t been seen in a match since getting hurt on February 10th and it’s possible he just didn’t get cleared in time.

Still no word on Homenaje Dos Leyendas airing on Terra. I think now by far most likely outcome is they just air the first four matches like normal. I have a slight concern that they haven’t announced anything from Friday because CMLL doesn’t want them airing the show on Friday, but I think it’s probably just business a usual.

Rey Misterio Jr., in Spain doing press for WWE, said he plans to retire in WWE and does not see himself going back to AAA. So that’s that.

Sin Cara is listed as wrestling in Sinaloa on 04/23. This time, it’s with the Invasors (instead of AAA.)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

LuchaMania recaps Dulce Kanela losing his hair to Lady Maravilla.

Charly Guerrero lost his hair to Gigante Warrior in San Luis Potosi.

Villanos and Traumas are on the Arena Coliseo Monterrey show this weekend. Also, more of that tag team tournament. Everyone who was in the first block of the tournament was either eliminated in matches last Sunday (no tag tournament matches had been announced), or were just forgot, or someone just wasn’t clear in labeling this week’s match as determining the finalists. Big Neurosis has gone from teaming with Simbolo to teaming with one of the guys he beat, Silenicoso. This is all status quo; the surprising thing would be if these belts were actually defended a couple times.

Atlantis & Maximo defeated Rush & Volador in Acapulco. Match had been announced as Mascara Dorada & Mistico versus La Mascara & Volador, so 1 for 4. (Mistico was doubled booked in Neza, Volador made it here after wrestling in Arena Mexico.) Brazo de Oro, Robin and Black Silver Sr. won a trios tournament in the undercard.

Karma, who’s wrestling in the ChilangaMask segunda this Sunday, says he’s aiming for Psico Kid’s mask. Karma is a Negro Navarro trainee currently.

The Shocker hair match victims interviews are good just for the look Shocker gives Scorpio Jr.

Dalys says she wants the championship after the hair match, no matter the outcome.

Lineup

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IWRG (SUN) 03/23/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Látigo & Sky Ángel vs Matrix Jr. & Power Bull
2) Emperador Azteca & Hip Hop Man vs Fulgor II & Imposible
3) Black Terry, Centvrión, Dr. Cerebro vs Rayan, Spartan, Tony Rivera
4) Relámpago, Súper Nova, Veneno vs Danny Casas, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Máscara Púrpura, Toscano vs Canis Lupus, Trauma I, Trauma II

Tony and Terry feud in the tercera.

CMLL (MON) 03/24/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Star Jr., Tigre Rojo vs Espiritu Negro, King Jaguar, Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico vs Blue Center, Espíritu Maligno, Saurón
3) Stuka Jr. vs Virus [lightning]
4) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro vs Felino, Puma, Tiger
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
6) Volador Jr. vs Mephisto

Main event is a non-title match (which makes more sense than a light heavyweight challenging for a welterweight title or vice versa.) I give the Guerreros a slight advantage over the Invasors. 3/4 should be good too, this is a good card.

great match roundup, week of 2014-03-01

Great/Excellent Matches

nothing

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
- AAA on Televisa: 2014-03-01
- CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-03-01
- CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-03-01
- CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-03-08

Matches To Watch Later

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-03-01
taped 2014-02-26 @ Arena Naucalpan
Súper Nova vs Eterno [NWA OLD LH]:

CMLL Puebla: 2014-03-02
taped 2014-02-17 @ Arena Puebla
Rush vs Vangellys:

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Mephisto/Volador, Euforia versus the Invasors, Luna Magica documentary

CMLL (MON) 03/17/2014 Arena Puebla [Cinco Radio, Periodico Enfoque]
1) Akrón & El Rebelde b Meyer & Paris
2) Asturiano, Leono, Robin DQ Blue Center, Espíritu Maligno, King Jaguar
Espiritu Negro DQed for fouling Asturiano
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma b Kamaitachi, Puma, Tiger
Kamaitaichi was hurt after a Guerrero Maya move. Stigma beat Puma.
4) Diamante Azul, Titán, Valiente b Euforia, Kráneo, Ripper
Euforia had problems with his partners, which led to the Invasors attacking him after the match. Euforia declared the Invasors were not welcome in CMLL and challenged them to a match next week.
5) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. DQ Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Mephisto fouled Volador. Volador offers a title match to get Mephisto one on one. Mephisto did not accept, but it sounds like it will happen next week anyway.

Mephisto/Volador will be alright, but much more intrigued for Euforia based feuds. And there are more of those this year, for whatever reason. Euforia versus Kraneo is quite the battle for heavyweight supremacy.

Terra’s posted a preview for Sunday (that says at Arena Mexico in the body, but it’s at Arena Coliseo) but has said nothing for Monday.

“Luchadora”, a documentary about Luna Magica, is a movie project on Kickstarter.The preview says it’s about Luna balancing her lucha libre career and her personal life, including trying to get custody of her child. The people behind the project say the movie has been filmed and are looking for $10, 500 in post-production costs. They’ve collected $7,215, and have 15 days to get the rest if the project is going to be funded. That’s pretty far along. This is not new ground, there was a luchadora centeric film project just last year, but it sounds interesting and I’ve just tossed in some money.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and the latest LuchaWorld podcast with theories on La Parka winning the Rey de Reyes and Sin Cara’s disavowed bookings from last month.

DJ Spectro says Fabuloso Blondy was the first person to have an special entrance at Arena Mexico. Wasn’t one of the Espectros “buried” underneath the ground and rose from the floor to enter the ring once?

Mary Apache beat La Sadica in Monterrey to set up a LLF title match in the future.

Also, Dulce Kanela learns never to go for a third moonsault in an apuesta match.

Federal I (Leonardo Pérez Flores, 42, 15 years a wrestler from Naucalpan) and Federal II (Juan García Hernández, 30, 10 years a wrestler from Naucalpan) lost their masks to De Luto IV & De Luto Jr. in Pachuca.

A boxing promoter in Campeche says he’d run lucha libre and boxing events every two weeks if the local government would lower the tax on such events.

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