04/04-06 lucha times


All of Mexico moves to Daylight Savings Time starting early Sunday. Friday night’s Terra show and any streams on Tuesday Saturday are still an hour off, but everything returns to ‘normal’ starting with Sunday’s Terra show.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: The taping from Ciudad Victoria just this past week. I’m going to guess the even matches this week, the odds next week.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Sombra vs Volador and the trios title match.

52MX: Niebla/Atlantis and Leo/Camorra build up. I wonder if they’ll show anything of the minis match; they never show the openers here, but that’s sort of the main event the next day. You probably shouldn’t try to draw based on feuds you’re putting in the opener, but what do I know.

C3: Mistico/Averno build up, some good trios.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Volador vs Mephisto. I’ve just realized how many singles matches Volador’s already had in this building this year (it’ll be four on Monday, which is weird for a full year.) No start time currently listed; TVCD schedule makers do not appear to be acknowledging the existence of Sunday at this point.

Lucha Azteca: Dos Leyendas. Kind of interested in how they end up editing this. Azteca has about 7 minutes less of TV time than Fox Sports. Dalys/Marcela went about 10 minutes and is easy to cut, but that means about 3 minutes has to be added back other places. Maybe other matches have a little more to them?

Terra Friday: En Busca de un Idolo! Maybe they’ll finish putting up the website by then? Also, Magnus Contra Ghost Squirrel.

Terra Sunday: Minis cage match, Atlantis vs Mr. Niebla. People on Twitter thinking I’m weird for writing about CMLL while some other show if going on. Given those two main events, those people are probably right.

Terra Tuesday: En Buca de un Idolo on this show too! (This is the Hechicero show.) The Terra matches did not air on C3 last year, though the cibernetico did.

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: Piratas/Eterno vs Trauams/Canis

Noches de Coliseo: Villanos vs Lucero/Universatio, Traumas vs Diluvio Negro/Silver Star


IWRG, DTU, Sin Cara, Pierroth

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (WED) 04/02/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), IWRG]
1) Seiya b Fulgor II
2) Atomic Star & Electro Boy b Hip Hop Man & Látigo
3) Centvrión, Emperador Azteca, Metaleon b Hijo De La Bestia, Rayan, Spartan
Dragon Celestial replaced Emperador Azteca, who appeared with a cast around his elbow.
4) Freyser, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47 DQ Chico Che, Golden Magic, Máscara Púrpura
Golden Magic replaced Nino Hamburugesa. Rudos took 1/3, the last when both Golden Magic and 911 faked fouls and the referee ruled it for the rudos.
5) Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan b Canis Lupus, Trauma I, Trauma II
No Tony Casanova or Damian, said to be due to plane problems. Hijo del Pirata and Pirata Jr. teamed with Eterno, and they took 1/3.

I hope Nino Hamburguesa was just double booked, because he really shouldn’t be missing shows. Rather see Golden Magic anyway.

DTU has announced tour dates for May

05/16: Arena Queretaro
05/17: Salamanca, Guanajuato
05/18: Arena Roberto Paz, Guadalajara
05/20: Arena Aficon
05/25: Mexico City

Sin Cara’s debut match in Arena Coliseo Monterrey on 05/04 now has a main event of Sin Cara, Cibernetico, and Argenis versus Psycho Circus. No more Averno (or Perro Jr.)

The original Pierroth was at Arena Mexico Tuesday, leading to a bit where Pierrothito vowed to not lose his Pierroth mask on Friday. It’s been unclear what the relationship has been between CMLL & Pierroth since the start of Comandante Pierroth (who hasn’t been around in a little while.) Hopefully that was some way of paying the original Pierroth (who’s never completely recovered from his his stroke) by leasing out the name, but I’d also kind of hope they’d pay him even if they didn’t use the name.

CMLL also has a short piece on Arena Coliseo Anniversary show.

A report from the Villanos first Hall of Fame induction, where two dozen people got in at once.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of 01/24/14 CMLL.

This week’s Tercera Caida has interviews with the Hamadas, Estrellita and Hechicero. The after the show segment in.

Blue Demon Jr. is unhappy Adidas used a Rey Misterio mask to influence the Mexican National Team’s jersey, since Rey Jr. is from San Diego and not Mexican enough (according to Demon.) Demon thinks they should’ve used someone like Blue Demon.

Cavernario talks about his recent successes; he actually started in Arena Roberto Paz and has another brother named Indio.

El Dandy talks about his retirement about from lucha libre.

Short bio of El Cholo of Coahuila. There’s at least four active “Cholo”s in Mexico.

Aerostar hypes the DF opener, has not forget he’s meant to be feuding with Super Fly.

Video interview with Drago.

Camorra wins Leo’s hair, Averno vs Mistico, Tony Rivera vs Black Terry

CMLL (TUE) 04/01/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Flyer b Akuma & Ramstein
Ramstein was hurt.
2) Acero, Astral, Pequeño Halcón DQ Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico
Pierrothito hit Astral with his belt for the DQ, building towards Sunday’s cage match.
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Hombre Bala Jr., Oro Jr., Súper Halcón Jr.
Hombre Bala was announced as a replacement for Metalico (shoulder injury) a couple days ahead of time.
4) Hechicero b Pegasso [lightning]
Hechicero won in 5:30.
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. b Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Pólvora
Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) La Sombra, Mistico, Tritón b Averno, Mephisto, Puma
Rudos took 2/3, Averno beating Mistico. Averno declared Mistico’s title (CMLL Welterweight) was for big boys, Mistico was unworthy, and Averno deserves the title. Mistico wants a mask vs hair match.

The last ‘normal’ show here for a while.

photo by arenacoliseogdl (instagram)

CMLL (TUE) 04/01/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Divino b Évola
2) Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Hijo del Signo b Black Metal, Esfinge, Metatrón
Rudos took 2/3
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Silueta DQ La Comandante, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Comandante’s first match back since a Japan trip (though she’s been at ringside for TRT matches the last few days.) Tecnicas took 1/3, the last by excessive violence DQ.
4) El Cuatrero & Titán b Black Panther & Gran Guerrero [seeding battle royal]
5) Camorra b Leo [hair]
Camorra took 1/3, submitting Leo to take the hair match. Camorra is now 1-1 in apuesta matches, Leo drops to 0-2.
6) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro [semifinal]
7) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Titán b El Cuatrero, Sansón, Universo 2000 [semifinal]
8) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Titán b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero [final]

Camorra lives for another day. Leo has no luck at all.

As of yesterday, TVC Deportes (and other TVC channels) are off Cablevision and various other cable company channels. Those are all owned by Televisa; this article tries to figure out what’s going on, but I’m guessing rights fee issue. That means Puebla, TVC Deportes, and other lucha (occasionally!) have much more limited reach – but it also means many Mexican fans have no TV outlet to watch WWE Raw on Mondays. (Televisa delays it until Saturdays most weeks.) In the meantime, TVC Deportes long dormant uStream channel seems to be active again, though it was just streaming color bars.

The Sin Cara show scheduled for Cancha German Evers was postponed due to legal problems with his name. That show was scheduled for 04/23, four days after the DF taping in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera, so Sin Cara wouldn’t be able to use his name in AAA if that’s the truth.

Doradafan has highlights of 03/11/2014 CMLL.

Virus wants to win En Busca de un Idolo two years in a row.

Hijo del Santo is taking college classes. He says he’s attending classes in his mask. I believe that.

The ChilangaMask stop in Tijuana has Mr. Maldito & Trauma I vs Platino II & Trauma II in an incredible partners match and a Extreme Tiger/Rey Horus/Impulso three way.

The Inferno Rockers feel the Mexican Powers are stepping stones to bigger things.

The Villanos talk about their hall of fame and their family.

Oro Azul & Black Xtreme, long feuding and having signed for an undated mask match, are now teaming up in SLP.

A guide to understanding lucha libre, with cartooning.


IWRG (SUN) 04/06/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxy, Látigo, Metaleon vs Anubis Black, Hijo De La Bestia, Picudo Jr.
2) Chico Che, Diva Salvaje, Dr. Cerebro vs Broken Clown, Dave The Clown, Rothen Clown [lumberjack strap]
3) Alan Extreme, Máscara Púrpura, Veneno vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Relámpago, Súper Nova, Toscano vs Damián 666, Eterno, Tony Casanova
5) Tony Rivera vs Black Terry [hair]

Finally! Tony Rivera versus Black Terry, hair versus hair, is truly the most important match happening anywhere in the world on April 6th. I hope Black Terry has a plan here since all of Neza is likely to run in and some of the usual helpful FILL guys (Golden Magic, Fulgor, Centviron) are nowhere to be found.

CMLL (MON) 04/07/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Meyer, Sensei, Tigre Rojo vs Artillero, Guerrero Espacial, Súper Comando
2) Asturiano, Black Tiger, Starman vs Blue Center, Canelo Casas, Espíritu Maligno
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Skándalo
4) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto vs Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Ripper
5) Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas [NWA WELTER]
Volador is champion. Third defense.

Volador and Sombra weren’t listening to Negro Casas, but the Puebla programmer did. Casas never got a title rematch after losing this title to Mascara Dorada a couple title changes ago and consistently clowned Volador a couple months ago. Volador has never beaten Casas in a singles match (slight caveat: they’ve had two singles matches before this one.)

CMLL (SUN) 04/06/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Marvel vs Jocker
2) Índigo vs Satara
3) El Ídolo vs El Yaqui
4) Esfinge vs Sky Kid, Leo, El Divino, Javier Cruz Jr., Explosivo, Espectrum, Sádico, Évola, Acertijo, Mugroso Vago, Furia Nazi [cibernetico]
Torneo Cibernetico de Idolos Tapatios
5) Máscara Dorada, Rush, Volador Jr. vs Mr. Águila, Ripper, Shocker

I think CMLL needs to do a lot of things, but what I know they need to do right now is the trio of Shocker, Mr. Aguila and Mr. Niebla.

Random locals cibernetico! Guadalajara (and Puebla) needs it’s own calendar of annual events focused on their guys, maybe this can be one of them. Mugroso Vago has been spotted on the Dantes shows. There’s a Marvel who popped up in the greater Guadalajara area last June (and a much more active one in Torreon.) Both of those guys are making their debuts, while hte high amount of local luchadors on this show produces Jocker’s first appearance since December.

CMLL (TUE) 04/08/2014 Arena México
1) Leono & Metatrón vs Espanto Jr. & Zayco
2) Dragon Lee, Oro Jr., Pegasso vs El Rebelde, Hooligan, Súper Comando
3) Dark Angel vs Marcela, Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia, Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany, Princesa Sugheit, Dalys [cibernetico, #1 Contenders, CMLL-REINA INTL]
winner gets a shot at Syuri.
4) Hechicero vs Cavernario [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Súper Halcón Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) La Máscara, Rush, Stuka Jr. vs Herodes Jr., Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
7) Mistico vs Averno [CMLL WELTER]
Mistico is champion.

A busy Tuesday show – various tournaments accidentally collide! – and the second straight day with a welterweight title match. Mistico seems to be getting a title defense to ‘prove’ losing the trios titles wasn’t his fault, but this Mistico never fails to surprise so who knows how that’ll go. I’m uncertain if Syuri is meant to be a tecnica or ruda here, but I’m guessing tecnica based on how she was presented and figuring Amapola gets the match. I did just learn, from wikipedia!, that Syuri started out as Karate Girl in Hustle and she should totally use that name in CMLL. Not even kidding.

En Busca de un Idolo Tuesdays kick off, including the man from the ancient past versus the man with all the holds of the future. This tournament is fun and I’m going to write way too much about it for the next couple of months, but it’s still got problems which haven’t ever been fixed. One problem can be summed up by how much I had to put on the luchawiki page to explain just the scoring system. I don’t know how the casual fan could ever keep track of it (especially since they never list the current standings anywhere but a website.) It’s hard to follow the tournament and the other problem is it’s hard to follow the tournament – those matches will air live on Terra, but exactly when will they be airing live? “8:30ish, give or take a half hour?” You have to really want to see those matches to spend them time waiting for them to turn up.

You may want to check in early. Last year, Terra frequently turned on the stream before the En Busca de un Idolo matches started, sometimes a match or two early.

CMLL (TUE) 04/08/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Smaker vs Espectrum
2) Black Metal, Esfinge, Leo vs Camorra, Disturbio, Ramstein
3) Silueta vs Zeuxis
4) Máximo, Rey Cometa, Super Porky vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Rey Escorpión
5) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Último Guerrero

I’m going to imagine that Apolo Dantes called up CMLL HQ and demanded hometown luchadora Silueta face her greatest rival Zeuxis on a big show he had planned on April 8th, and that’s why they’re not in the cibernetico. Otherwise, there would be no good reason.

Segunda is the most segunda match possible.

04/19 AAA TV Lineup (Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera)

AAA TV (SAT) 04/19/2014 Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Aerostar, Jennifer Blake, Pimpinela Escarlata vs El Apache, Mamba, Taya Valkyrie
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain
3) Drago & Faby Apache vs Pentagón Jr. & Sexy Star and Dark Cuervo & Mary Apache [AAA MIXED TAG]
Faby Apache & Drago are champions.
4) Blue Demon Jr. vs Villano IV
5) Cibernético, La Parka, Psycho Clown vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Hijo del Fantasma, Texano Jr.

Air Date: 04/26

I had this as a double taping, because one of SLP or this show has to be a double taping to cover all three weeks of TV and SLP is already announced as five matches so it needs to be this, only how is SLP working since that would only leave them three days to go from taping to air and they never go that fast so maybe they’re just off a week? aaaaah I dunno. Maybe there will be an extra match here is what I’m saying.

This is show #2 of what was said 10 tapings in this building this year. If they’re really going to hit that number (and you should be a bit skeptical of it), AAA’s running a show in this building once a month from now on. The benefit of the DF shows for fans is AAA puts pressure on themselves to run bigger matches in Mexico City, and so they’re finally getting on with it on at least one front.

Second match should be good (though poor Angelico will be booed again), main event should not, opener should be a fine opener but the middle matches are the only ones with progress. Drago & Faby Apache won those belts in July (in a Farewell To Halloween special) and have had teams challenging them for those belts since about five minutes after the win. Nine months later, they get to defend them for the first time. This match is well overdue. Suicide is around, which seems like bad news for Our Hero Pentagon Jr., but maybe Pentagon will just destroy him earlier to play it safe.

Follow up reports on the Ciudad Victoria taping include mentions of Demon repeating his demand to be the first person to challenge the match, and Chessman stating that Demon should not get that opportunity because Demon missed Rey de Reyes. Chessman said Demon needs to prove himself worthy and specifically declared Villano IV as a more deserving challenger based on the Rey de Reyes match. That appears to be the context to the singles match. It’s not listed as #1 contenders match, but the former Todo x el Todo-ers battle to prove themselves worthy of a title shot. (This was before Chessman lost to Alan Stone, which is definitely not unplanned randomness since a skit with them aired on TV this week, before the title win – it does still seem like planned randomness though.)

Sin Cara – or “a figure which looked like Sin Cara but can’t be proven in court to be Sin Cara” – appeared at the last DF taping. It would make sense for him to appear here again, especially if his non-compete if over, but there’s not been any hint of that yet. They’re still a ways out from this show, but it’s something to keep an eye out for him.


Arena Fusion, Invasors defeat Guererros/Avernos

AAA (SUN) 03/30/2014 Arena Fusion, Jardines de Morelos, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) AstroLux & Eclipse b Black Metal (EDM) & Destello Negro
2) Kilvan & Yoruba b Alex Segura Jr. & Kronoz
3) Alex Segura, Apolo Estrada Jr., Corsario Negro Jr., Drako b Black Shadow Jr., Soy Raymunda, Terremoto Negro, Zaifro
Straight falls. Soy Raymunda was bloodied.
4) Fénix b Belial [AAA FUSION] Black Terry Jr. (highlights) (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Fenix is champion. Fenix won with a double knee drop. Seventh known defense (though it’s eighth by Fenix’s count – we’re probably missing one.)
5) Pentagón Jr. b Arez [? STRONG STYLE, hair] Black Terry Jr. (highlights) (posted by )
Arez is some Strong Style champion. Actual belt was a WCW World Championship replica. Pentagon won whatever it was. Match was also mask vs hair, and Arez was shaved. Money thrown in.
6) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker [AAA TRIOS]
Psycho Circus kept their trios titles. Sixth known defense.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Fenix vs Belial and Arez vs Pentagon Jr., which means you’ll be able to buy them thru his website. Tercera Caida – which looks like it’ll air on Thursday this week – was also shooting this show. The Estrellas del Ring recap doesn’t mention the main event as a title match, but the idea was three title matches for their third anniversary show.

CMLL (MON) 03/31/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque]
1) Ares, Guerrero Espacial, Hechicero b Paris, Robin, Tigre Rojo Jr.
2) Blue Center, Espíritu Maligno, Pierrothito b Asturiano, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito
Rudos took 1/3, Espiritu beating Asturiano.
3) Boby Zavala b Stigma [lightning]
Zavala won via powerbomb in eight minutes.
4) Kráneo, Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Olímpico, Ripper b Averno, Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Niebla Roja [cibernetico]
Eliminator order: Gran Guerrero (Olimpico), Kraneo (Averno), Niebla Roja (Ripper), Olimpico (Euforia), Morphosis (Averno), Euforia (Mr. Aguila), Averno (Mr. Aguila), Ripper (Mephisto), Mephisto (Mr. Aguila via foul after Ripper distraction). Averno challenged for a hair/mask vs hair/mask match.
5) Mr. Niebla & Negro Casas b La Sombra & Volador Jr.
Straight fall for the rudos for usual Sombra/Volador problems. Casas wanted a title match against Volador, but Volador & Sombra were preoccupied with their usual hair vs mask challenges.

I guess Mr. Aguila is kept around because people like him, but I can’t figure why he wins. (That’s the Invasors in total.) Really dumb to allow Stigma to lose here unless there’s an immediate plan for a bigger win (which there probably isn’t.)

CMLL’s preview of tonight’s show focuses on Triton, but the actual top issue is the Averno/Mistico feud. That seems a week or two away from a title match, so tonight is Mistico, Sombra and Triton versus Averno, Puma and Mephisto. In the odd planning department, Hechicero is in a lightning match right before he starts seven weeks of lightning matches.

Hombre Bala Jr. replaces Metalico tonight in Arena Mexico. Dragon Rojo Jr. returns to action by replacing Mephisto on Sunday.

Video of the dark match from AAA’s Ciudad Victoria taping.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and PosterMania.

Rob has highlights of 01/21/14 CMLL.

CMLL posted the first dance number from H2L, with Fuego and the edecanes.

The Luna Magica movie Kickstarter has reached it’s goal (and then some) with just under two days left.

Kraken, Christian Herhandez, a luchador for four years, lost his mask to 16 year old Lobo Solitario in Arena Xalapa.

03/28-03/30 lucha videos

Everything’s back to normal, more or less. I’ve got some stuff which aired last week, including audio for the two IWRG matches which had no sound last week.

DailyMotion took down Friday’s segunda due to a copyright claim. They didn’t touch anything else, so I’m guessing it was a music claim – it’s up there again with no entrances and the logo covered up and hasn’t been taken down. I think I could probably sneak them back onto YouTube if I just covered up the logo, but I wouldn’t want to get a usable channel taken down and I’m not sure everyone wants a third channel. (Plus, it takes much longer to get that logo on there.)

DailyMotion also took down the ability to create playlists. I have no idea why.

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7TIuOAhuXUrvxzDS0_HRILc

03/26 Press Conference: http://ul.to/uh2mqyox

03/29 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xyiwa0
03/30 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/gr5e59

03/23 La Lucha Se Le Hace: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5vimmn
03/30 La Lucha Se Le Hace: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6rkyym

03/29 Sobre el Ring: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5xpdjo

AAA on Televisa: 2014-03-22
taped 2014-03-16 @ Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León
1) Daga vs ArgenisAustralian SuicideSúper Fly for the AAA World Cruiserweight Championship
2) Fénix vs Crazy BoyJoe LiderNiño HamburguesaÚltimo GladiadorPentagón Jr.Steve PainEterno in a domed cage, hair and mask on the line
3) Cibernético, Electroshock, Psycho Clown vs Jeff Jarrett, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-03-23
taped 2014-03-19 @ Arena Naucalpan
2) Centvrión, Metaleon, Mr. Leo vs Douki, Freyser, Hanaoka – now with sound
3) Chico Che, Golden Magic, Veneno vs Broken Clown, Dave The Clown, Rothen Clown – now with sound, but JIP.

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-03-27
taped 2014-03-23 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Alan Extreme & Emperador Azteca vs Fulgor II & Imposible
2) Hijo De Dos Caras, Máscara Púrpura, Toscano vs Canis Lupus, Trauma I, Trauma II

CMLL on Terra: 2014-03-28
taped 2014-03-28 @ Arena México
1) Magnus & Robin vs Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Puma
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Marcela vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Negro Casas, Ripper, Shocker

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-03-28
taped 2014-03-26 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Centvrión, Emperador Azteca, Metaleon vs Broken Clown, Dave The Clown, Rothen Clown

AAA on Televisa: 2014-03-29
taped 2014-03-16 @ Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León
1) Villano IV vs Chessman for the AAA Latin American Championship
2) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma & Psicosis and Aerostar & Drago and Demon Rocker & Machine Rocker for the AAA World Tag Team Championship
La Sociedad Skit
3) La Parka vs Zorro, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Black Warrior in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament final

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-03-29
taped 2014-03-18 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show: http://ul.to/cm4mp86j
1) Gallo, Leo, Starman vs Camorra, Sádico, Shigeo Okumura
taped 2014-03-23 @ Arena Coliseo
2) La Sombra, Super Porky, Valiente vs Felino, Olímpico, Ripper
3) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Averno, Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-03-29
taped 2014-03-25 @ Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr., Molotov, Sensei vs Artillero, Espanto Jr., Súper Comando
2) Pegasso, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca, Virus
Stellar Moments
3) Cachorro, Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Guerrero Negro Jr., Hechicero, Soberano Jr., Star Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Black Panther, Canelo Casas, El Rebelde, Espiritu Negro, Flyer, Herodes Jr., Metálico, Oro Jr. in the Busca de un Idolo qualifying cibernetico match
4) Máximo, Mistico, Super Porky vs Averno, Ephesto, Tiger

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-03-29
taped 2014-03-21 @ Arena México
1) Marcela vs Dalys, hair vs hair
Mid Show Intro
2) Atlantis & Euforia vs Máximo & Rey Escorpión in a National Parejas Increible Tournament final match
3) Rush vs Shocker, hair vs hair

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-03-29
taped 2014-03-14 @ Arena Mexico
Parejas Increible Tournament, Block B

CMLL on Terra: 2014-03-30
taped 2014-03-30 @ Arena Coliseo
Broken HD full show:  (rest in medio, audio drifts): https://mega.co.nz/#!o0gxiRLD!_QKxbIQHGNS4R0My7uuJ6GN2uXZy7WO_9XVHrWL0aN4
1) Acero, Pequeño Halcón, Stukita vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior
2) Goya Kong, Lluvia, Skadi vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
3) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) Fuego vs Ephesto in a lightning match
5) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión

CMLL Puebla: 2014-03-30
taped 2014-03-17 @ Arena Puebla
1) Meyer & Paris vs Akrón & El Rebelde
2) Asturiano, Leono, Robin vs Blue Center, Espíritu Maligno, King Jaguar
taped 2014-03-10 @ Arena Puebla
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Virus
taped 2014-03-17 @ Arena Puebla
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Tiger
5) Diamante Azul, Titán, Valiente vs Euforia, Kráneo, Ripper
6) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-03-30
taped 2014-03-30 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko, Dragon Blanco, Rey Dragon vs Amarok, Mercenario De La Muerte, Ultimo Caballero
2) Galaxy, Seiya, Skull Metal vs Cosmos Fugaz, Muerte Infernal, Zurdog
3) Blue Monsther, Payaso De Plata, Payaso Extreme vs Anubis Black, Atomic Star, Fulgor II
4) Emperador Azteca, Metaleon, Mr. Leo vs Fresero Jr., Imposible, Picudo Jr.
5) Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Fulgor I, Látigo, Power Bull, Sky Ángel vs Andy Boy, Ciclon Black, Haziel, Hip Hop Man, Orión, Tony Rivera [Torneo Fill XXXIII]

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-03-30
taped 2014-03-23 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Angel Especial & Infinito vs Koko Viper & Misionero
2) Alberto Dos Rios, Diluvio Negro I, Diluvio Negro II vs Charles Lucero, Potro Jr., Rico Rodriguez
3) Alberto del Rio, Mr. Nice, Ricky Marvin vs Corazón de Barrio, Golden Boy, Hator


Tony Rivera evil planned foiled, Arena Coliseo Anniversary, Feria de Puebla

IWRG FILL (SUN) 03/30/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Amarok, Mercenario De La Muerte, Ultimo Caballero b Black Niko, Dragon Blanco, Rey Dragon
2) Galaxy, Seiya, Skull Metal b Cosmos Fugaz, Muerte Infernal, Zurdog
3) Anubis Black, Atomic Star, Fulgor II b Blue Monsther, Payaso De Plata, Payaso Extreme
Atomic Star replaced Matrix Jr.
4) Fresero Jr., Imposible, Picudo Jr. b Emperador Azteca, Metaleon, Mr. Leo
Match was building the Imposible/Azteca rivalry. Azteca was heading to the mat head first after a backdrop, put his arms down to protect himself, and severely injured an elbow. The doctor immediately ran in to check on him, and the rudos quickly beat the tecnicos to end the match.
5) Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Fulgor I, Látigo, Power Bull, Sky Ángel DQ Andy Boy, Ciclon Black, Haziel, Hip Hop Man, Orión, Tony Rivera [Torneo Fill XXXIII]
Hip Hop Man joined Gym Rivera before the match (replacing Guerrero Mixtico), but acted as a neutral in the team versus team fights. Match came down to Black Terry versus Tony and Orion. Terry ave Orion front and backcrackers, but Rivera threw powder (said to be lime) in Terry’s eyes and Orion covered for the pin. The second referee saw the powder and overturned the finish, DQing Team Neza. This set up Tony Rivera versus Black Terry in a hair match next Sunday, which Tony was not happy about.

I was working on other videos while IWRG was airing – staying up to 2AM and still not getting the video and audio to stay synced on Terra’s HD show from yesterday is no way to go thru life – and so I only saw the Azteca injury and the doctor diving into the ring from the corner of my eye from a distance away. I thought he broke his neck, actually, and thought the only good sign was someone probably would’ve said something about it on Twitter if it was really bad news. (This might have not been the case, everyone might have just been at Arena Fusion.) It wasn’t actually a neck injury, it was an arm going a wrong, ugly way. IWRG doesn’t have any details on how he’s doing.

Crowd might have not noticed. FILL shows have historically drawn well and this show did as well (70-80% full?), but it was less families rooting for their kids and more locals rooting for their favorites. They were really into the Fresero Jr. team and were too busy cheering for the rudos wins to immediately pick up on what just happened. Crowd was way into the main event too.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of Arena Fusion show. I believe Pentagon Jr. won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, pretty cool.

Video of Mr. Leo winning the Perros del Mal Light Heavyweight championship.

Bengali & Difunto I won the CMLI tag team tournament in Arena Coliseo Monterrey. They beat Rico Rodriguez & Galactar.

Preview of tonight’s Arena Puebla show, with Invasors versus Guerreros/Avernos and Volador & Sombra forced to lose as a team again.

There’s a lucha libre convention in Nuevo Laredo next weekend. No names announced.

Cancha German Evers has a full CMLL show on 04/23, which appears to replace the previously announced Sin Cara show in the same building on the same day.

Sin Cara’s keeping busy though – he’s listed on this show with AAA luchadors on 04/27.

Nino de Ebano posted his accreditation cards from when he was training in CMLL.


CMLL (SUN) 04/06/2014 Arena Coliseo
***71st Anniversary Show***
1) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Cavernario, Tiger
2) Blue Panther, Máximo, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Terrible
3) La Sombra, Mistico, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Atlantis vs Mr. Niebla
5) Eléctrico vs Astral, Stukita, Acero, Pequeño Halcón, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito, Último Dragoncito, Fantasy [mask, cage]

Last year’s 70th Anniversary show had a women’s cibernetico, a maestros trios, other old people coming back, and a Dragon Rojo versus La Sombra title match. This year, they’re doing…this. It’s got names working lower than usual, but it’s not really in memorable matches. The world needs more round numbers, I guess.

Why were Mercurio and Pequeno Warrior building up a cage main event when it was going to just be masked guys? Did they only totally figure out the idea here in the last 12 hours? Electrico, Astral, Pequeno Olimpico, Pierrothito, and Ultimo Dragoncito aren’t losing their masks in a match like this. Everyone would be floored if Stukita lost. He’s new enough to not be totally invincible, but it’d be a waste. Fantasy and Pequeno Nitro are second tier minis who managed somewhat surprising mask wins in the recent past but could lose here. Acero and Pequeno Halcon are sparsely used. It’s a nice idea to give the minis a chance, but throwing together a random cage match so the best case result of the main event of your anniversary show is Fantasy losing his mask isn’t giving any one a chance.

The last Arena Coliseo cage match was 2006, when Okumura lost his hair to Rey Bucanero in a match where it fairly obvious Okumura was going to be the loser.

CMLL (THU) 05/08/2014 Plaza de Toros El Relicario, Puebla, Puebla
1) Hombre Bala & Super Halcon vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Estrellita & Marcela vs Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugheit
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger
4) Atlantis, Mistico, Valiente vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas [MEX TRIOS]
Peste Negra are champions. First defense when announced.

The last of four weeks of Thursday shows at the Puebla bullring, part of the annual Puebla Fair. This is the biggest show; the others are all a trios main event and three tag matches with the DF roster. Free admission.

Niebla contra Atlantis, minis feud

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 03/30/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes Mexico]
1) Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior DQ Acero, Pequeño Halcón, Stukita
Acero replaced Aereo. Olimpico pulled Halcon’s mask in the first and cradled him to take the fall. Tecincos took fall 2 clean. Halcon fouled Olimpico in the third.
2) Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis b Goya Kong, Lluvia, Skadi
Skadi’s debut, and Lluvia’s first match in DF since July. Skadi looked new and tired out before the end of the match. Rudas took 2/3.
3) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Tritón b Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3, Stuka beating Virus after they feuded slightly during the match.
4) Ephesto b Fuego [lightning]
Ephesto Roll in 8:33.
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys b Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Titán
Rudos took 1/3.
6) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión b Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo
Rudos took 2/3. Niebla snuck in a foul on Atlantis for the win. Atlantis challenged Niebla to a singles match, and the announcers were quick to confirm it would be happening next week.

Last year’s Arena Coliseo Anniversary was a very fun show. That was last year. CMLL ran Atlantis versus Mr. Niebla here back in January and it wasn’t very good, but they seem committed to teasing a mask match between those two this year. Multiman minis cage apuesta matches are rarely worth the time to put up the cage, and the CMLL minis division is stocked with possible cynical losers.

I was disappointed Zacarias did not use the ball as a weapon during the match, but he and Negro kicked it back and forth during their entrance. Zacarias was allowed to stand in Peste Negra’s corner during the main event, unlike in Arena Mexico.

CMLL (SUN) 03/30/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Raycko b El Piraña
Winner spelled as Reycko – changed the spelling in his six weeks between matches? He won with a plancha.
2) El Tapatío & Explosivo b Furia Nazi & Satara
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Exterminador & Infierno b El Brillante & Javier Cruz
Rudos took 1/3, Infierno sneaking in a foul on Cruz.
4) Ráfaga b León Blanco
Rafaga tried to sneak in a foul, but referee saw it and called the DQ.
5) Camorra & Maléfico b Gallo & Leo
Rudos took 1/3, Camorra getting in the win as a prelude to the hair match with Leo on Tuesday.
6) La Sombra, Sagrado, Super Porky b Mephisto, Misterioso Jr., Pólvora
Tecnicos took 2/3.

Hopefully there’ll be a full recap from the Arena Fusion recap tomorrow, but Tercera Caida has already mentioned Fenix kept his Fusion championship over Belial, and Pentagon Jr. defeated Arez for his Strong Style Championship and took Arez’ hair while he was at it.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of 01/17/14 CMLL.

Dorada has highlights of 03/18/14 CMLL.

This week’s Super Libre had taped interviews with Skayde, Rocky Santana, Volador Jr. and Hijo de Lizmark.

LuchaMania Monterrey interviews Rey Hechicero about his year and being last year’s Monterrey luchador of the year. He’s asked about the Charles Lucero match (and it’s international praise) around 7:30.

Ultimo Guerrero & Rey Bucanero defeated Maximo & Valiente in a barely occupied Arena Aficion on Thursday.

Vampiro Metalico and Saurman set up a hair versus mask match on 04/05 in Salon Los Angeles.

Kid Jaguar won the HUMO lightweight title in Arena Cuautepec.

Zumbido says Hijo de Zumbido and Zumbdo Jr. are authorized to use his name, but Mini Zumbido is definitely not.

Maldito Jr. criticized extreme wrestling, specifically calling out the deathmatch main event of the ChilangaMask show as “autentica payasada.”

03/29 AAA TV Results (Ciudad Victoria)

AAA TV (SAT) 03/29/2014 Parque de Beisbol Praxedis Balboa, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas [@AmadorCristina (dark match)AAA]
0) Hombre Sin Miedo, Kendor Jr., Sobredosis ?? ?, ??, ???
dark match.
1) Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito b Mini Murder Clown & Mini Psycho Clown
Octagoncito beat Mini Psycho Clown.
2) Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita b Mary Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
Pentagon Jr. and Dark Cuervo both interfered (again). Faby was hurt, and then finished by a Mary senton. Rudos continued to attack post match until Drago made the save. Cuervo (w/Mary) and Pentagon (w/Sexy Star) both challenged for the mixed titles (again) and Drago accepted (again).
3) Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu b Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans
Pentagon Jr. caused Suicide to lose (again), then took his mask (again)
4) Chessman, Daga, Steve Pain b Alan Stone, Drago, Fénix
Unannounced bonus match. Blue Demon appeared before the match, surrendering the Latin American championship to Chessman. Chessman celebrating by being upset by Alan Stone in a surprise. Steve Pain claimed Fenix accepted a challenge for the Fusion title, but the AAA recap has no mention of it.
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr.
Psycho Clown beat Texano Jr. with the Canadian Destroyer (again) and challenged him to a title match (again). Secta interrupted to attack the Psycho Circus and demand a trios title match (again)
6) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Parka Negra II, Zorro b Blue Demon Jr., Cibernético, La Parka
Blue Demon made the show! Zorro hit Cibernetico with the stick horse, then put on the camel clutch with stick horse. That’s now known as the Enrique Torres Clutch.

Air date: 04/05 & 04/12 – bonus match allows them to stretch this out over two tapings. They didn’t have enough for 04/12 unless they added a match. Something must have changed with the taping schedule and they must’ve figured it out a while back since Konnan knew Chessman would be here to get his missing title belt. At least AAA is weirdly consistent – they’re not going to tell you when people are missing, but they’re also not going to tell you when extra people are added. They’re just not going to tell you!

While we’re on TV schedule news, the dumbest thing I spend a lot of time thinking about, TV announced three more shows:

04/19 (Saturday) in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera – airs 04/26 & 05/03
05/02 (Friday) in Minatitlan, Veracruz – airs 05/10?
05/04 (Sunday) in Villahermosa, Tabasco – airs 05/17?

Been a while since AAA’s done the two tapings in one weekend deal (last June), though they’re going Wednesday/Saturday with SLP and that DF taping. Maybe a coincidence, maybe a plan to free up longer unbroken time to be in the US working on the El Rey project.

The floor seats – the infield in this baseball park – looked very full. Some parts of the stadium looked very full. Some other parts of the stadium did not look much full.

Tonight’s show was a good follow up to an AAA major event. The only slight issue is the major event it seemed to be following up was Guerra de Titanes 2013, and not Rey de Reyes 2014. Cuervo exists again, and so his dropped plotlines are brought up for the first time in four months. The mixed tag challenge dates back to the August 30th Naucalpan show, and was actually changed to a Cuervo/Taya team when AAA started the build to the exoticos/AAA cage match (which Mary wasn’t in.) The Secta trios title challenge was set up for Guerra de Titanes, didn’t happen due to the Cuervo & Ozz AJPW trip, and wasn’t important to get brought up for the last few months. Sadly, the Fantasma/Fenix feud from those times doesn’t appear to have returned with the rest of it.

The Texano/Psycho feud has been brought up the last few months, but it hasn’t progressed since December. Pentagon Jr.’s issues are newer but also not moving. AAA appears to be a bit more interested in making the DF tapings important, so maybe one of these feuds will get advanced on the 19th. Otherwise, more holding patterns until June or maybe Cuervo will forget about his feuds again.

Alan Stone, fringe roster member who appeared not to be on the roster earlier this year, beating new champion Chessman doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. There’s no obvious reason Chessman should be losing his first match after winning a title, and there are other tecnicos who seem more deserving of that sort of win from what we can tell. The best case I can make for it is Alan Stone getting a couple surprise wins to set up a quick title shot, then Chessman obliterating him in the title match. The Latin American championship is Blue Demon’s title, he’s going to win it as soon as he can show up for a title match. Before that happens, It’d make sense for Chessman to get in a defense to legitimatize his reign. Even better if it can be a dominant one, and Alan Stone is someone AAA could afford to totally sacrifice without hurting any long term plans. There’s no sense in squashing Fenix or Drago, but Alan Stone isn’t going anywhere anyway right now. This plan would require AAA to book a short feud, one which actually gets onto the final match, and that doesn’t fit their behavior at all. It’s may just be randomness, but Alan and Chessman happen to be set up against each other in SLP on the next show.

Dark match was said to be really good. The identified team is Los Poderosos of Cantu promotions (Arena Cuatro Caminos in Nuevo Laredo), so assume their opponents are three of the tecnicos from the same building.

Next taping is on 04/16 in SLP.


Guerreros win trios titles, Volador defeats Sombra

new champions
photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL


CMLL (FRI) 03/28/2014 Arena México [CMLL, LuchaWorldTerra]
1) Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr. b Magnus & Robin
Rudos took 2/3, Guerrero Negro Jr. getting the deciding pin.
2) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Puma
Tecnicos took 2/3. Good match.
3) Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit DQ Dark Angel, Estrellita, Marcela
Straight falls. Marcela was beat by Dalys, but came back in to attack her for the DQ. Not a good match, Marcela and Dalys especially looking poor against each other.
4) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush b Negro Casas, Ripper, Shocker
Straight falls (again). Rudos were DQed for excessive violence in the first, tecnicos took the second.
5) Volador Jr. b La Sombra
Volador took falls 1/3. CMLL recap notes Sombra worked as a rudo. After the win, Sombra declared he never wanted to team with Sombra but instead needed to avenge his mask loss. If mask versus hair won’t get it done, Volador offered to put his career on the line.
6) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente [CMLL TRIOS]
Estetas came in as champions. Gran Guerrero was originally listed, but replaced by Euforia on Monday. Rudos took the first (Pulpo Guerrero on Dorada, unspecified rudo with a frontcracker on Mistico.) Valiente defeated Ultimo Guerrero in the second. Euforia surprised Mistico with the Euforica Special and Niebla Roja beat Valiente in the third to win the titles. Estetas del Aire fall on their 6th defense, Guerreros Laguneros become the 26th champions, with Ultimo Guerrero winning this championship for a third time.

Second straight tecnico trios champions who looked like they were going to break the record for most defenses (8) only to get tripped up short. Bufete del Amor missed the record when Marco was hurt, and Estetas lose in a little bit of an upset. Quite an eight days for Euforia, winning both a tournament he originally wasn’t supposed in and a trios title match he wasn’t supposed to be in. (And his son got into the big tournament in between, so the whole family is on a roll.)

I keep thinking CMLL’s going to do something to get the crowd behind Rush (who ended up bleeding from the chops he took in his match), and that keeps happening. A lot more people keep thinking CMLL’s going to do something to turn Volador back rudo, but they’re staying their course there, giving him a big clean win in hopes to help things. I don’t they’re actually doing the Sombra/Volador mask vs career match, but no one thought they were doing the mask match either.

CMLL promo for next Friday’s show and Cien Caras being honored last week.


IWRG (WED) 04/02/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Seiya vs Fulgor II
2) Hip Hop Man & Látigo vs Atomic Star & Electro Boy
3) Centvrión, Emperador Azteca, Metaleon vs Hijo De La Bestia, Rayan, Spartan
4) Chico Che, Máscara Púrpura, Niño Hamburguesa vs Freyser, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
5) Damián 666, Eterno, Tony Casanova vs Canis Lupus, Trauma I, Trauma II

I should’ve believed Eterno, Damian 666 really is back. Tony Casanova, another Tijuana regular, makes his debut here.

The trios title match set up last week doesn’t seem to be happening quite yet.
CMLL (FRI) 04/04/2014 Arena México
1) Magnus, Sensei, Starman vs Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
2) Goya Kong, Lluvia, Silueta vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
3) Dragon Lee vs Soberano Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
4) Cachorro vs Star Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker

And the 2014 tournament is underway! (Which probably means I should finish the 2013 wikipedia page this week.) This is a one match shorter card than they ran last year during the tournament, which means the trios matches may be a bit longer than usual. These matches are intra-group and group versus group, so they are doing everyone versus everyone as JCR had said. That’s going to mean this is a seven week first round. Will there be a second round? (If not, that means also there will be a lot of matches which don’t matter by the end.)

CMLL seems to lose interest in tecnico trios after they’ve lost the trios titles – either they split up on their own or CMLL just forgets to book them together.  I can’t see anyone in the Estetas turning, but I wonder if the semimain might give one of them a new direction.

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