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.

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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.

Lineup

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.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-03-08

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taped 2014-02-28 @ Arena México
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Arena Mexico, Bucio, Sin Cara, Metalico

Tonight’s CMLL follows up on Dos Leyendas strongly. The Estetas/Guerreros trios title match takes place after being teased off and on the last month or so. The Estetas are the favorites to keep the titles, but a Guerreros title change is not of the question. Volador and Sombra meet in a special singles match, where the outcome is probably not as important as where it leaves both men going forward. The portion airing on Terra.mx (assuming it airs as scheduled!) includes the two hair matches from last Friday back as part of trios matches tonight.

Mask maker Arturo Bucio passed away. I don’t know a lot about the different mask makers, but I do know he was highly regarded for his work.

The Wrestling Observer says WWE’s announcement of Sin Cara’s dismissal was actually his no-compete ending. That means he’s now completely free to go anywhere he wants, including AAA’s TV taping in Ciudad Victoria on Saturday. I don’t think he’ll be there that soon, they probably would prefer to have him debut in a bigger moment. However, if Blue Demon Jr. misses AAA’s show again, then it’s not impossible AAA calls Sin Cara in as a last minute sub – as long as they can figure out what to call him.

Metalico suffered a separated shoulder in the En Busca de un Idolo tournament. Metalico says he could not give up, but really couldn’t do much and was easy picking for Cachorro. Metalico says the doctor’s do not yet know when he’ll be cleared to return. (CMLL Facebook posted a photo of Metalico in a sling before a TV appearance.) He notes his feud with Hijo del Signo (and how that just went away), and says he’s interested in feuding with someone else now – Hechicero! That sounds much better. CMLL should really take advantage of the story they’ve been handed and spend a year building to Metalico getting another shot in the tournament he nearly made.

Sexy Star, Pentagon Jr., Faby Apache do interviews to build up the mixed tag team title match that isn’t anywhere on the schedule. You know, if this was Cibernetico versus Perro Aguayo Jr. in a hair match, I’d totally understand holding it back for the right occasion. This is a mixed tag tema title match, you can do it any time and it’ll be fine. (Also, while I’m thinking about, this Saturday’s TV really should be pushing a DF taping for next week if one actually exists and has this title match.)

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

El Hijo del Santo writes about his rudo stint.

Control Creativa has a short documentary on El Gallo.

Training with Lucha Libre Volcanica.

Captain H20 will soon debut in Coliseo Chihuahua.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-03-08

recap

taped 2014-03-04 @ Arena México

 

body spinning armbar

Black Panther & Flyer vs Apocalipsis & Camorra: There was a team here who didn’t understand the legal way to make tags – and that team was the experienced duo of Camorra & Apocalipsis. Black Panther & Flyer are rookies who didn’t do everything perfectly, but at least they’re far more interesting than the rudos in this match. This was mostly the normal opener, but Flyer won a fall with hammerlock!

 

Zeuxis crushing knee smash

Lady Afrodita, Marcela, Silueta vs Princesa Blanca, Tiffany, Zeuxis: Women’s match which got plenty of time and was built around Blanca vs Marcela. Poor Blanca was so full of joy when she thought she was about to win, and then Marcela dropped her o her head. The Zeuxis/Marcela section in the third fall was interesting too, they need to do that title match sometime this year. Silueta/Zeuxis also worked well together, with Silueta always coming off a little bit angrier when facing her rival. This might have been a pretty good match if they had someone better than Lady Afrodita in it. Tiffany completely led her thru their first fall sequence, with Afrodita being unable to do anything unless Tiffany set her up, and Afrodita was lost and slow the rest of the way. I wouldn’t have trusted her to take Zeuxis’ piledriver finish safely, but she seemed okay after. I have no idea what’s going on there.

 

I have no idea

Pegasso, Soberano Jr., Valiente vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus: Good match. Pegasso did face off with Virus at the start, but him getting the win at the end still came off as a surprise. Los Cancerberos seemed to be having a lot of fun destroying Soberano, even despite Raziel almost dropping the kid on his head. Add Soberano versus Virus as one of the matches we need to see this year, though I’m not sure if it’s worth one of Virus’ two title matches per year. Maybe it can be a lightning match instead of a title one?

 

Valiente Special

Cachorro, Sagrado, Super Porky vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger: Normal trios. Tiger & Puma made the most of Brazo de Plata by bullying him strongly in the second fall, and he got his revenge in the end. Sagrado also managed to block Puma’s jumping front cracker – must be the hurt arm! (Or Puma taking quite a while to set up.) Cachorro fit in here and took a crazy bump, so it was business as usual. They didn’t really play up the Tiger/Puma vs Cachorro thing, sot hat’s been forgotten for now.

 

#superkick

La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero: This was not much of a match, but a long story to set up Mascara/Mephisto next week. Zavala and Dorada looked good in the time they had but didn’t have much time. Finally, La Mascara has a good reason to wear the hoodie – it helped him cover up his face after Mephisto unmasked him. (C3 didn’t help much, kind of clearly showing his face for a moment.) I have no idea what took him so long to return; Mascara masks aren’t that hard to find around Arena México. Maybe hea had to have a pink one. Crowd was far more excited for this match than I was.

Dorada is just flying by

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03/28-30 lucha times

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This is the last complete week of the Daylight Savings gap. Everyone’s back on the same clock starting to Sunday.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Part 2 of Rey de Reyes! Chessman vs Villano IV, tag title mach, Rey de Reyes final

== CMLL ==

FOX: Dos Leyendas. Who know what this means. It’s still listed as only one hour in the guide, which is enough time for two complete matches or three terribly edited matches. I’m guessing the two hair matches, but they could away save one for a rainy day.

52MX: Top 2 from Sunday, plus either the Camorra/Leo build up trios or Dalys versus Estrellita. Dalys could have two singles matches on TV, or zero.

C3: En Busca de un Idolo tournament should air here, since Hechicero filmed the intro and they’ve never included someone in the intro without also airing his match. There’s always the chance of editing, but this is by far the least edited show of the DF ones.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Volador vs Mephisto. Currently listed as 9 pm. By the way, the replay that was supposed to be Thursday aired on Tuesday, which TVC only listed hours after it aired.

Lucha Azteca: Parajes Increibles, Block B.

Terra Friday: back! Rush vs Shocker in trios should be the internet main event. They’ll probably be back to airing the top 5 going forward, because the En Busca de un Idolo matches have generally been 4th and 5th.

Terra Sunday: More Maximo vs Rey Escorpion, Skadi’s debut, and a main event for next week somewhere.

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: probably Wednesday show, so the super team of Veneno, Nino Hamburguesa and Chico Che versus Traumas and eterno.

Noches de Coliseo: ???? Ricky Marvin? I actually don’t know if he made it.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-03-08

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taped 2014-02-25 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
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Traums and Eterno have problems (again), tecnicos beat Gringos, TripleMania date

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (WED) 03/26/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), IWRG]
1) Sky Ángel b Power Bull
2) Atomic Star & Electro Boy b Ángel Del Amor & Seiya
3) Centvrión, Emperador Azteca, Metaleon b Broken Clown, Dave The Clown, Rothen Clown
4) Máscara Púrpura, Relámpago, Súper Nova b Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo [super libre]
Tecnicos won in straight falls, setting up a title match.
5) Chico Che, Niño Hamburguesa, Veneno b Eterno, Trauma I, Trauma II
Team Weird People won when Trauma I and Eterno hit each other by accident. Eterno attacked the Traumas after the match and vowed to bring back to Familia de Tijuana.

The Famlia de Tijuana is just Eterno & X-Fly, unless he’s bring back the 666s or adding new people. Interesting that Eterno never talks about bringing in Juvi or Steve Pain.

WWE announced Sin Cara was released from his contract yesterday. This is a surprise, because most thought his contract ended months ago. That would explain things like Sin Cara appearing on the DF show but people in AAA not publicly confirming it was him – legally, he wasn’t supposed to be there. It also explains why shows were announced and unannounced, since a WWE contracted Sin Cara probably wasn’t allowed to accept outside bookings until he was on the outside. (Though it’s a question of why he would agree to doing any of that when he wasn’t yet legally allowed to do it.) I”m totally confused, and don’t know if this means Sin Cara is free and clear to appear as soon as Saturday in AAA, or if the 90 no compete clock starts now and he won’t be able to be on TV until nearly August.

On the latest Dr. Lucha podcast, he says he believes TripleMania will take place on 08/10, the first el Rey taping is the weekend of 08/17, and that TV show would debut 09/08. He also appeared to be under the impression AAA would be taping the el Rey show ever week for a while. That eight day stretch of TripleMania and the first El Rey show figures to be super hectic for both the luchadors and people in charge. The advantage of putting them so close together is AAA will be way ahead on Mexico TV after TripleMania (usually split up over 2 or 3 weeks), and it’s possible the decision to do both events so close together is on El Rey made for them, but it’s a lot of balls to keep juggling and something’s bound to get dropped.

This week’s TerceraCaida had a bunch of guests: Apolo Estrada Jr., Álex Segura, Arez and Belial. The after the show video is also up.

Rob has highlights of 01/14/14 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

IWRG FILL (SUN) 03/30/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko, Dragon Blanco, Rey Dragon vs Amarok, Mercenario De La Muerte, Ultimo Caballero
2) Galaxy, Seiya, Skull Metal vs Cosmos Fugas, Muerte Infernal, Zurdog
3) Blue Monsther, Payaso De Plata, Payaso Extreme vs Anubis Black, Fulgor II, Matrix Jr.
4) Emperador Azteca, Metaleon, Mr. Leo vs Freyser, Imposible, Picudo Jr.
5) Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Fulgor I, Látigo, Power Bull, Sky Ángel vs Andy Boy, Ciclon Black, Guerrero Mixtico, Haziel, Orión, Tony Rivera [Torneo Fill XXXIII]

It’s not explicitly listed as FILL show, but it’s all trainees, they’re doing the tumbling exhibition before the show, and Blue Monsther is on the card, so it’s definitely a FILL show. Main event should be fun. There was Rey Dragon in Monterrey, there is one in SLP, I have no idea which one

AAA on Televisa: 2014-03-08

recap

taped 2014-02-21 @ Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
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great match roundup, week of 2014-03-08

Great/Excellent Matches

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-03-08
taped 2014-02-25 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
La Sombra vs Dragón Rojo Jr. for the NWA World Middleweight Championship: EXCELLENT.

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on Televisa: 2014-03-08 – though the mixed tag was close
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-03-08
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-03-08

Matches To Watch Later
Noches de Coliseo: 2014-03-09
taped 2014-03-02 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
Silver Star vs Charles Lucero for the WWA World Middleweight Championship:

CMLL Puebla: 2014-03-10
taped 2014-02-24 @ Arena Puebla
Águila Egipcia & Black Tiger vs Ares & King Jaguar:
Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla:

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