CMLL (FRI) 11/22/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. b Disturbio & Guerrero Negro Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca b Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Silueta
Rudas took 1/3, Blanca submitting Angel.
3) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Virus
Triton replaced Rey Cometa (injury). Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Kráneo, Psyco Ripper, Vangellys b Atlantis, Blue Panther, La Máscara
Psyco Ripper is Psicosis (II) with a slight new snake theme. They presented it as an evolution of Psicosis, not a new character. He got his team the win, taking falls 1/3. In between matches, the four winners of the bodybuilding contest – Dalys, Astral, Electrico and the new Dragon Lee – posed in their bodybuilding outfits.
5) Negro Casas b Rush
Negro won in straight falls in a short match. Rush fouled him in the first, Negro cradled him in casita in the second. and he and Rush agreed to do the hair match soon.
6) Euforia, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente
Rudos won the first, despite problems between Ultimo Guerrero and Volador. Tecnicos beat UG & Euforia in the second while Volador dived onto Dorada. Volador beat Mistico with La Mistica (!) to win the match, then shook Mistico’s hand (!!). Guerreros attacked Mistico and Volador tried to fight them (!!!) Volador was outnumbered, but Psyco Ripper and Kraneo made the save. Psyco Ripper complained to Volador that they’ve saved him many times (?) but Volador never is grateful (??). Volador walked out on them.
That sure sounds like the start of a tecnico switch for Volador Junior. Volador’s been cheered by the fans throughout this 3 year rudo run; he won over them with his wins over Mistico in February 2010 and has never lost a lot of them thru his feud with Sombra. It’s been more a universal positive reception for him since the mask loss; even the rowdy tecnico fan club has been wearing Volador masks in support of him.
It’s an unusual time of year to start a big deal turn like this. It usually takes CMLL many weeks to turn someone, which would put Volador starting on the tecnico side right at the start of CMLL’s usual slow holiday period. That’s one reason this could be something else. It’s interesting this started the moment Sombra left town.
Negro Casas versus Rush sounded like it’s going to happen at the year end show. It’s still the strange deal of them agreeing to have a hair match they’ve already agreed upon. Negro Casas is only winning in straight falls if they’re doing it really soon, like 12/13.
Psyco Ripper is supposed to be pronounced like “Viper”; they’re obviously playing off his old membership in AAA’s Vipers but seem to have been prevented from just using that word. The announcers say it a bit like “Psyco Raper”, which is not the way to go. Everyone on Terra explained it as an “evolution” of Psicosis and not a new character, so CMLL Gaceta must’ve had bad info (or people figured out that would be dumb.)
This was a strong Friday night Terra show, all the match were good.
LuchaWorld has a recap of Wednesday’s Tercera Caida.
Lucha Libre in Japan
11/23 NJPW: Kazuchika Okada [O] & Yoshihashi b La Sombra [X] & Naito [World Tag League]
Not a good sign when Yoshihashi is in the match but you’re the one losing.
ChilangaMask has added Aeroboy versus Titan to their December show.
Mr. Niebla declares himself Dr. Wagner Jr.’s worst nightmare.
Astral talks about his bodybuilding win.
CMLL Gaceta recaps Camorra’s trip to Puebla. They’ve covered more Puebla events of late.
CMLL (FRI) 11/29/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Máximo vs Niebla Roja [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Shocker vs Euforia, Tama Tonga, Último Guerrero
6) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Psyco Ripper, Volador Jr. [cibernetico]
Communication issue: Terra promoted the Leyenda de Plata tournament as starting this week, but the main event is instead a tecnicos versus Invasors main event which doesn’t directly seem to have anything to do with that tournament. It does follow up on the Volador/Invasors issues. (No Negro Casas vs Rush.)
Tercera should be good. Demus 3:16 returns from injury, probably still wants Electrico. Opener was fun last time it happened, will probably be fun again.