IWRG (THU) 11/28/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), IWRG]
2) Emperador Azteca, Látigo, Seiya b Atomic Star, Electro Boy, Kalim Black
3) Imposible b Dragón Celestial [IWRG IC Light]
Impossible’s third defense. Best match of the night.
4) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Súper Nova, X-Fly b Golden Magic, Máscara Púrpura, Toscano
Mascara Purpura beat X-Fly with the shooting star press.
5) Alan Extreme & Veneno b Trauma I & Trauma II [IWRG IC TAG]
Match came down to Veneno surprising Trauma II with a cradle for the title changing win. Trauma II insisted he kicked out in time. Traumas fall on fourth defense.
I really didn’t expect Alan Extreme to end up tag team champion when he lost his mask – I didn’t expect when they announced this match! This is a big surprise title change.
AAA and the state government of Nayarit announced all tickets to Guerra de Titanes would be free. The state is picking up the bill, and this is a sold show for AAA. The Guerra de Titanes lineup makes a lot more sense in this context – it’s not as interesting to those who closely follow the promotion, but if the local government will pay for all the tickets for a show if you bring in Demon and a foreigner, then give them the show they want and save the bigger ticket selling matches for shows where they actually have to sell tickets. The card could have been switched around to be more interesting, but it appears to be good enough for the only people who matter.
Psyco Ripper is quoted as saying the Invasors still want to be friends with Volador, but he should admit all his success is due their help. (In reality, the Invasors were drifting aimlessly until Volador was put with them.) Their cibernetico veruss the tecnicos is the most interesting match on the card, and still does not appear to have anything to do with the announced Leyenda de Plata tournament. That match won’t air until next week, but all four matches airing tonight on Terra have chances to be good.
Perro Aguayo Jr. declares he is the one who pulls the strings in lucha libre, so Daga & Psicosis betraying him came as no surprise and he’s got a new group of Perros del Mal ready to debut soon. He predicts Daga & Psicosis’ careers will nosedive without being allied with him. As for his new allies, Perro is not at all worried about his brother Konnan turning on him, and feels Cibernetico and Mesias are teaming with him because they know they need help against La Secta and wouldn’t be relevant on his own. You can see the video version of this interview here.
Arena Coliseo is closed for the year. CMLL announced their now regular closure of their winter older arena due to congestion from other activities from the arena. (Everyone says the Coliseo is in a bad neighborhood, so always wonder if this also has to do with not sending tourists out out in questionable surroundings when it gets dark very early.) CMLL will resume shows in Arena Coliseo on January 19th and will offer children’s tickets (sixth row and back) to Arena Mexico for 10 pesos for the month of December.
Is anyone taping the AAA Regional show off the Tijuana affiliate? I’m looking for that affiliate, and the episode from three weeks ago specifically – that station apparently mixed parts of different episodes into one airing weirdly.
Informador has an article about the people who work at Arena Coliseo Guadalajara who aren’t the luchadors – the beer sellers, the mask sellers, the hopping edecan…
Ludxor & Venum say it’s a dream to be a part of Guerra de Titanes.
Espectro and Satanico will wrestle on a charity show on 12/07.
Dinamic Black says Arkangel will be difficult but not impossible to beat, and he’s done better than expected since becoming independent.
Hijo del Fantasma explains Consejo and TNA are close to a deal, and Daga & Psicosis may have the same deal. I think they mean this as a tease of them going to TNA (which they won’t) but I like to believe the deal is they’re actually buying TNA.
Zeuxis says her international travel has made her more aggressive and more aerial, and would like a chance against Marcela.
Cibernetico visited a special kid via the La Magia de Un Deseo program.
Reap Magazine has a what is lucha libre piece.
Lucha Libre in Japan
11/29 NJPW: La Sombra [O] & Naito b Karl Anderson [X] & Doc Gallows [World Tag League]Hooray, Sombra won and even got the pinfall himself over someone good. (Anderson has historically had many problems with Mexicans.) They have 2 points, like a whole bunch of teams, and made fun of themselves for taking so long to finally win a match in the post match interview.
11/29 WNC: Tajiri b Hijo del Pantera [WNC CHAMP]
Third defense for Taijiri. Hijo del Pantera teams with his father on the next WNC show (12/06) against a team TBA.
IWL (TUE) 12/17/2013 Arena Aficion
1) Medics III vs Kid Jaguar, Fly Warrior, Fly Star, Medics I [IWL LIGHT]
Medics III is champion. Second defense
2) Perico vs ATM 1 [IWL INTERNET]
Periko is champion. Will be third defense if he’s still champion at this point.
3) Dinamic Black & Fresero Jr. vs Arkanos, Kilvan, Shadow, Yoruba [IWL TAG]
Fresero Jr. & Dinamic Black are champions. Will be second defense if he’s still champion at this point.
4) Carta Brava Jr. (IWL) vs Fantasma de la Ópera, Cerebro Negro, Mike Segura, Pantera I [IWL JUNIOR]
Carta Brava is champion. First defense.
5) Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett vs ATM Metal, ATM Red, ATM Silver [IWL TRIOS]
Porros are champions. Second defense.
6) Black Terry vs Virus
7) Canek vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Escorpion (CMLL), Villano IV [INDY WL HEAVY]
Canek is champion. First defense.
They’re doing six title matches and the one without a title is the most interesting. Why do you have titles?
AAA TRIDENT (FRI) 12/20/2013 Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
1) Argenis, Dinastía, Sexy Star vs Daga, Mini Abismo Negro, Pentagón Jr.
2) Angélico, Fénix, Jack Evans vs Eterno, Hijo del Fantasma, Steve Pain
3) El Mesías vs Texano Jr. vs Psycho Clown
Tickets free via a gum deal. This is the first time Sexy Star has been announced for a show. She’s probably turning up before this point and likely not actually a tecnica.