08/17-18 lucha videos

this week’s production notes:

AAA UTDN was a repeat of TripleMania (part 2).

Puebla did air, but the feed we use was broadcasting SummerSlam instead. It aired about 3-4 minutes of Averno/Mistico after the PPV replay – enough to know what aired, but not enough to be worth posting. There’s no replay scheduled as of yet. I’ve included the IWL from last week; it’s missing the first couple of minutes but TerceraCaida never posted the full episode so this’ll work. I have to deliver Freelance to the people. No IWL episode from this week as of yet.

I’m declaring the Canal9/webfeed version of the SLP lucha show to be ‘not broadcast worthy’ and no longer including it here. The version that airs on TV (where the sound actually matches the picture!) will continue, months behind the original air date.

Random question – should I be using DIVX or XVID or something else? (And explain like I have no idea what these words mean.) I found out XVID would work for the one HD video I have, but not so much DIVX (which I normally use.)

YouTube Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2I0JwI23A_Xbs1Owy2VHcW8rS3BTa7LC

08/17 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ny2o2y
08/18 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/cbpwas

08/17 En Busca de un Idolo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/qmfbd0

08/18 GALLI (TVC+): http://www.sendspace.com/file/ai78k8
08/18 GALLI (MundoFox) : http://ul.to/1wnru1ys - yes, two of them. This one in sort of HD

La Lucha Se Le Hace (SLP): 2012-12-22
taped 2012-12-16 @ Arena Mexico San Luis Potosi
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/w1ofq3
1) Castigador De Oro vs Fuerza De Fuego
2) Acero Negro, Brujo Cosmico, Goblin vs Camaleón, Dr. Satan, Tomahawk
3) Alma Roja, Golpe De Dragon, Llanero vs Fuerza Maligna, Tigre Boy, Unico
4) El Baron, Junio IV, Rayo De Plata Jr. vs Lince, Mascara Infernal, Vacabundo

IWL on TVC Deportes: 2013-08-12
taped 2013-06-16 @ Domo Deportivo DIF Huehuetoca, Mexico State
Full Show: http://ul.to/o97y28so
1) Infierno Kid, Ojo Diabólico Jr., Sepulturero I vs Payaso Carroña, Payaso Terror, Perico and Arkanos, Kilvan, Yoruba 
2) Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett vs Carta Brava Jr. I, Fantasma de la Ópera, Shadow and Freelance, Mike Segura, Pantera I and Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Rocky Santana
3) Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Último GladiadorTony RiveraZumbido [IWL TAG, seeding battle royal]
4) Scorpio Jr. & Zumbido vs Último Gladiador & Último Vampiro [IWL TAG semifinal]

5) Tony Rivera & Veneno vs Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. [IWL TAG , semifinal]
6) Tony Rivera & Veneno vs Último Gladiador & Último Vampiro [IWL TAG, final]

AAA on Televisa: 2013-08-17
taped 2013-08-02 @ Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
1) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Daga & Psicosis for the AAA World Tag Team Championship
2) Electroshock, Heavy Metal, Jack Evans vs Chessman, Parka Negra, Texano Jr.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-08-17
taped 2013-08-11 @ Arena Coliseo
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/9dxar9
1) Rey Cometa vs Tiger in a lightning match
2) La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
3) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Volador Jr.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-08-17
taped 2013-08-13 @ Arena Mexico
1) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Luna Mágica vs La Comandante, La Vaquerita, Tiffany
2) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca
3) Eléctrico vs Pequeño Nitro for the Mexican National Lightweight tournament final match
Stellar Moments
4) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Taichi
History: Shocker
5) Último Guerrero vs Rey Escorpión

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-08-17
taped 2013-08-09 @ Arena Mexico
1) Oro Jr. & Stigma vs Disturbio & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
3) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Shocker vs Kráneo, Psicosis, Último Guerrero

CMLL on Televisa: 2013-08-17
taped 2013-08-09 @ Arena Mexico
1) Titán vs La Máscara in a lightning match
2) Blue Panther, Rush, Super Porky vs Averno, Felino, Negro Casas
Promo & Invitado Especial
3) La Sombra, Mistico, Valiente vs Mephisto, Mr. Niebla, Volador Jr.

CMLL on Terra: 2013-08-18
taped 2013-08-18 @ Arena Mexico
Full show: http://ul.to/7tw1zfba
1) Molotov & Oro Jr. vs Cholo & Namajague
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Nosferatu
3) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Felino, Puma, Tiger
4) Diamante Azul vs Euforia in a lightning match
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Pólvora
6) La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys for the Mexican National Trios Championship

Noches de Coliseo: 2013-08-18
Full show: http://ul.to/6ic3et18
taped 2013-08-04 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Super Jack vs Pedro Navajas in a lightning match 
2) La Sádica vs KaientaiGalactarSimbolo 
taped 2013-08-13 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey 
3) Lady Maravilla & Lady Puma vs Aero Kid & Larry Miranda 
4) Gato Fantasma & Silencio vs Erika Sotelo & Negra Venenosa 
5) Golden Boy & Rey Demonio Jr. vs Chipendale & Dulce Kanela

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-08-19
taped 2013-08-18 @ Arena Naucalpan
Full Show: http://ul.to/r24qt7t4
1) Centvrión, Golden Magic, Mr. Leo vs Ángel Dorado, Angel Dorado Jr., Hijo del Ángel Dorado
2) Bugambilia, Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
3) Dinamic Black, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pantera vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Saruman
4) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Eterno & X-Fly


CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-07-27


taped 2013-07-23 @ Arena Mexico

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08/30 AAA TV Lineup (Naucalpan)

AAA TV (FRI) 08/30/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Faby Apache & Lolita vs La Magnifica & Mary Apache
2) Dinastía & Mascarita Sagrada vs Mini Charly Manson & Mini Histeria
3) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Carta Brava Jr., Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan
4) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Machine Rocker & Soul Rocker and Daga & Psicosis
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Chessman, Texano Jr., Último Gladiador
6) Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, El Mesías vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz

Air Date: 09/07?

This replaces the usual Thursday (08/29) Arena Naucalpan show. There’s usually a few IWRG guys on the card, but the only one who’s not a semi-usual AAA luchador is Hijo del Pirata Morgan. Magnifica, the 2011 QPPLC contest winner, might actually make her TV debut.

(I guess there’s no QPPLC 2013? Which is fine from a new talent standpoint, because they’ve got plenty of people from the last two.)

I’m not sure if she’ll actually make her GalaTV debut. DF is definitely a two taping week, but Queretaro & Naucalpan look to be one week tapings (partly because of the skipped week.) That leaves room for a couple Fusion episodes – imagine, a TVC Deportes show from Arena Nacualpan! – and the women and the three way tag match seem like they could go there.

AAA previously leaked the top two matches, which should determine matches for the next major show (but AAA is not always logical.) AAA crowd seemed split between the Perros and Bizarros last time here, but should be totally united against La Secta in the main event.

Fourth match could be great, could be crazy. Hoping for less staples, more Superman dives. Mexican Powers versus sort-of-team IWRG in the tercera should be good and the minis and women have hope too.

Next taping is 09/05 in Toluca, which means back to back loud shows.


Traumas out brawl Familia de Tijuana, Heroes Inmortales, Rey Bucanero

IWRG (SUN) 08/18/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, IWRG]
1) Andy Wu & Freelance b America VIP & Rey Tiburón
Debut for everyone but Freelance. Andy Wu is a Wrestle-1 trainee studying with Pantera. There is a Rey Tiburon from Acapulco, but the EdR recap suggests the rudos were also Asian. Freelance beat Tiburon.
2) Centvrión, Golden Magic, Mr. Leo b Ángel Dorado, Angel Dorado Jr., Hijo del Ángel Dorado
Tecnicos took 2/3. Dorados debuted and worked as rudos here, but to a loss. Golden Magic got Angel Jr. with a springboard into a Spanish Fly. Crowd liked the match.
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo b Bugambilia, Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota
Rudos took 1/3. Avisman was down and grabbing his elbow after a third fall dive. Refs paid attention to him, and not Diablo sneaking in a foul on Bugambilia for the win. Bugambilia looked hurt earlier in the match when an Apolo Estrada Jr. legdrop ended up with Apolo’s backside landing on Bugambilia’s head.
4) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Saruman b Dinamic Black, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pantera
Wagner pinned Hijo de Pirata Morgan with his feet on the ropes and had earlier challenged for a title shot. EdR’s recap suggested Saruman is already considering going back to the tecnico side.
5) Trauma I & Trauma II b Eterno & X-Fly
FdT were still very angry about the Traumas leaving Super Nova hurt on Thursday, and got themselves DQ for excessive violence in the first. Brawl continued thru the second (and into the crowd), and the Traumas submitted the FdT there. Fans turned on the Traumas in the end, though neither side made much of it.

I did not stay up long enough to watch the main event but now I really want to see it tonight. Mr. Leo’s changed his mask so he looks a lot less like Puma (King.) Exotico and Gringos seemed to be building a match for next week.

Help me out with the Angel Dorados if you know. I’ve got four of them: Angel Sr. (or “I”), Angel Jr., Hijo del Angel and Angel II. Do I have one too many?

Court Bauer amusingly turned “Vague ideas on matches” into “rumored/leaked card” for Heroes Inmortales on today’s MLW Radio podcast. Is that how every one reads those things? I need to write better. Anyway, the upside here is Konnan said (probably) yes to Texano/Psycho and no to Secta/Perros and Dinastia/Mini Abismo, reminding us that AAA does not always act logically. Minis being passed over is no surprise, but no idea what the Secta are up to.

By the way, the La Secta teases from the Xalapa taping were well done. The ground work was laid for their turn, but it’s still going to come as a surprise to most people when it airs this weekend.

CMLL has their own press release on Rey Bucanero’s trip to NJPW. They confirm Bucanero is going for the entire tour, leaving 09/03 and returning around 09/30. That would’ve really messed up the Universal tournament had his team won last night and Bucanero advanced, very lucky things turned out how they did. This is not said, but this tour figures to be a make up for Bucanero not making it to this year’s FantasticaMania due his knee injury. (Mistico still hasn’t gone.) Bucanero leaving in a couple weeks means there’s unlikely to be any near term certainty about TRT’s membership, but they’d be better off keeping Tiger around so they can still be three people (and one Comandante) strong for the moment.

Negro Casas talks about his feelings going into and after the 76th Anniversary show. Text and video, and it looks like it might be the first of a series of Anniversary look backs leading into this year’s show.

Drago & Argenis are 4-1 on their AJPW tour, taking their first loss today to a Kenzo Suzuki tag team. Drago used something labeled as ‘Jorge Clutch’ on 08/16, which I presume is a Skayde Special or something like it.

Rey Cometa main events a show in his home arena next Friday.

Ohtani’s Jacket watches indy lucha from 2013.

DJ Spectro looks back at Lou Thesz vs Canek and Dr. Wagner & Angel Blanco vs Super Star & Enrique Vera.


IWRG (SUN) 08/25/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) ? & ?? vs ? & ??
2) Astro Rey Jr. & Freelance vs Carta Brava Jr. & Imposible
3) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic vs Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Yakuza
4) Black Terry, Pantera, Veneno vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Saruman
5) Eterno & X-Fly vs Trauma I & Trauma II [IWRG IC TAG]
X-Fly, Eterno are champions, first defense

Traumas feel like they should already be the tag team champions, since they’re the most important team.

IWRG/AULL match should be fun. And it’s great that second match will make TV.

CMLL (SUN) 08/25/2013 Arena Coliseo
1) Oro Jr. & Robin vs Espanto Jr. & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Metálico, Molotov, Starman vs Hijo del Signo, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Estrellita, Luna Mágica, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) Fuego vs Shigeo Okumura [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Super Porky vs Euforia, Felino, Taichi
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, Máximo vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, Pierroth, Terrible

If that’s the main event they’re putting Tanahashi in, they might as well just let send him to the beach with a funny colored drink. Not that the semimain is much better. Not that much of anything on this card is much better.

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water, Metalico versus Hijo del Signo returns. The horror.

IWRG FILL (TUE) 08/27/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko, Ultimo Caballero, Voltar vs Mercenario De La Muerte, Payaso De Plata, Payaso Extreme
2) Alas de Acero & Electro Boy vs Atomic Star & El Ídolo
3) Aliado De Dios, Príncipe Azteca, Zurdo vs Blue Monster, Divino Montana, Látigo
4) Kiuby, Rey Espacial, Super Cash vs Fulgore II, Mr. Leo, Power Bull
Konkreto Gym (Team Kiuby) vs FILL
5) Dagora, Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor I, Matrix Jr., Picudo Jr., Seiya, Sky Ángel vs Andy Boy, Haziel, Karate Kid, Orion, Pequeno Gronda XXX, Skrull Metal, Soldado De La Muerte, Star Boy Jr. [Copa Higher Power]
FILL vs Gym Tony Rivera

A lot of the longer running IWRG students seem to have graduated out of these shows – Picudo, Fulgor and Seiya are the biggest names on their team. Tony Rivera’s team has had some turn over since we saw him last.

Mr. Leo used to be in Konkreto Gym and defeated, so that’s sort of a revenge match.

CMLL on Televisa: 2013-07-27


taped 2013-07-19 @ Arena Mexico
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Perro beats Wagner, Rush/Titan/Mascara keep trios titles, Volador/Sombra

photo by Black Terry Jr.

UWE (SAT) 08/17/2013 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del RingThe Gladiatores]
1) Bastet & Big Mama b Black Fury & Dark Lady
Black Fury replaced La Sadica.
2) Freelance b SádicoMike SeguraImpulsoSpider BoyPantera ISeiyaKiuby [cibernetico]
Best match of the night, money thrown in. Freelance beat Sadico for the win.
3) Eterno, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Epitafio, Leviatham, Samael, Tormento
4) Cerebro Maligno b Herejía [AULL LH]
Cerebro Maligno wins the title from his (former?) friend, despite Judas el Traidor helping Herejia during the match. Herejia falls on first defense
5) Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Terry 2000, Yakuza b Comando Negro, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Super Mega
6) Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Pirata Morgan b Gallego, Rocky Santana, Romano Garcia
Black Terry’s right eye was closed shut after taking a kick from Negro Casas on Friday (but he still wrestled and won.)
7) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Lizmark Jr. b Dr. Wagner Jr. & Tinieblas Jr.
Perro brawl. Perro snuck in a foul on Wagner for the win.

Dr. Wagner Jr. did a post match interview where he said he does not belong to any promotion, including TxT, but would be up for a 09/01 mask vs mask vs mask match with Santo and LA Park. That’s two weekends away, you’d think they would’ve had a press conference for it if they were really going to do it.

Black Terry’s eye looks ugly in the pictures. No one should’ve been upset if he didn’t work, but he worked.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 08/18/2013 Arena Mexico [@therealfredo, CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Cholo & Namajague b Molotov & Oro Jr.
Namajague replaced Zayco. Rudos won in straight falls in a quick match.
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Súper Halcón Jr. b Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Nosferatu
Canelo looked fine in his Arena Mexico debut. His grandmother was among the Casas family members in attendance. Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Felino, Puma, Tiger b Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. Puma escaped Angel de Oro’s mecedora and put him in a mecedora, then a campana, in a direct reversal of their lightning match finish. Tiger was still in TRT gear and believes he’s still in the group (saying last week was a misunderstanding) but also mentioned teaming up with his family more.
4) Diamante Azul b Euforia [lightning]
Azul won with la de a caballo. CMLL’s recap notes the hold was invented by Gori Guerrero.
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Pólvora b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente
Rudos took 1/3, Niebla top rope splashing Mistico for the deciding pin. Fans booed the tecnicos loudly during their post match promo.
6) La Máscara, Rush, Titán b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys [MEX TRIOS]
Rudos took the first, tecnicos took the last two to keep the titles. Rush Driver on Vangellys for the deciding pin. Titan seemed to be hurt early on and struggled at times during the match. First defense for Rush, Titan and La Mascara

If you’re expecting any clarification on whom is and is not in TRT, you’re following the wrong promotion. 70% chance this is all never spoken again since the trios title program is over.

Canelo Casas popped up on the Arkangel 25th Anniversary show (in Arena Coliseo), but this was his first Arena Mexico appearance. Starting him in the segunda seems to be a positive sign for his future.

CMLL (SUN) 08/18/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Índigo & Meteoro b El Tapatío & Relampago Azul
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Demonio Rojo & Jocker b Brillante & El Ídolo
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Sky Kid & Virgo b Infierno & Magnum
Sky Kid replaced Halcon de Plata. Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Black Metal, Leo, Smaker b Espectrum, Exterminador, Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Olímpico, Psicosis, Volador Jr. b Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra, Máximo
Rudos took 1/3. Volador pulled Sombra’s mask and pinned him for the win. Sombra challenged Volador to a title match next week.

I wonder if they’re going to be doing Volador/Sombra everywhere this week (and if I want to see it and the possible apuesta match or if it’ll all seem like repeats.)

Tomahawk won the DTU Alto Impacto title in Arena Solidaridad. Eita’s previously held this title and this seems to indicate Tomahawk will be around at least one more set of DTU shows.

Black Terry Jr. has photos from the WMC show using CMLL/indy wrestlers this Friday.

Rob has highlights of 07/16/13 CMLL, a Monterrey lucha libre pizza commercial, and bad wrestling.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news report.

Fenix sounds a week away from returning.

This week’s SuperLibre has interviews with Jerry Estrada, Calavera, Oro II, and Tiger.

Porra Fresa interviews Lucky Boy & Rey Azteca.

Cronicas Y Leyendas has Solitario unmasking Olimpico and Gran Nikolai winning the first (?) minis title.

DJ Spectro looks back at Babe Face and Mil Mascaras vs Perro Aguayo.

Lucha Libre in Japan

08/17 Stardom: Dark Angel b Takumi Iroha [STARDOM WONDER] – 3rd defense
The Stardom league tournament, 5STAR GP, starts tomorrow and runs thru 09/23.

NJPW announced Rey Bucanero will be on their next tour. The entire tour runs from 09/05 to 09/28. Bucanero is listed for at least thru 09/14. Bucanero may be on the rest of the shows, but they don’t say and there’s no full cards yet for those shows.

The 09/14 show is at Korakuen Hall, with Tanahashi & Liger defending the CMLL tag team titles against Bucanero and Tama Tonga. This is probably tied to Tanahashi not sticking around for the CMLL Anniversary show, though it’ll be especially odd for Bucanero to be in Japan to build up this title match while Tanahashi is in Mexico. I’m not sure what I want to see happen; Tanahashi & Liger keeping the tag team titles means no tag team titles for a while longer (which may  not be actually important), but Tama & ReyBuc winning the tag team titles means Terrible lost the tag team titles for no good reason (or the Universal tournament, which is the same thing.) I’d much rather see Terrible with the tag team titles than Bucanero, which is where we’re at with Rey Bucanero in 2013.

08/16 AAA TV Results (Queretaro)

AAA TV (FRI) 08/16/2013 Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro [AAA]
1) Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Histeria b Dinastía, Máscarita Divina, Octagoncito
Mini Abismo defeated Dinastia, asked for a title shot. Dinastia accepted.
2) Flamita, Lucky Boy, Niño de Ébano b Eterno, Steve Pain, Último Gladiador
Nino de Ebano replaced Argenis (in AJPW). Flamita beat Gladiador.
3) Aerostar, Angélico, Jack Evans b Machine Rocker, Pentagón Jr., Soul Rocker
Aerostar replaced Fenix (injury.) Said to be a very good match. Angelico gave Pentagon a crucifix powerbomb to set up Jack’s 630 senton for the win.
4) Daga & Psicosis b Crazy Boy & Joe Lider
Crazy hardcore brawl. Daga beat Crazy with a chair-on-fire plancha.
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Texano Jr.
Mascara took the pin this time, to a Psycho to rope splash. Texano again pointed out he did not get pinned, so no title match.
6) Chessman, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Parka Negra b Cibernético, El Mesías, La Parka
Parka Negra snuck in a foul on Parka. Perro and Konnan earlier appeared in ring to threaten revenge on La Secta for their attack in Mexico City.

Air Date: 08/31 and 09/07?

Building looks very close to sold out.

Aerostar! I can only assume AAA never announced the subs because the hype for his return would’ve been too much. (That really does sound like a great match.)

Vague ideas on matches for the yet to be announced Heroes Inmortales card

  • Texano Jr. (c) vs Psycho Clown [AAA HEAVY] – Psycho’s still go to beat him, guessing he will in Naucalpan
  • Perros del Mal (Perro Jr., Psicosis, Daga and either Eita or Cibernetico) vs La Secta – maybe a setup for an apuesta rematch in December. Would mean the Daga/Ozz stuff is going nowhere.
  • Dinastia (c) vs Mini Abismo Negro [AAA MINI]

and that’s pretty much it so far.

Next taping is 08/30 in Naucalpan. They’ve already mentioned the top matches (Texano vs Psycho in trios, Secta vs Mesias/Perro/Cibernetico) and the full card should be out soon.


Volador defeats Sombra, CMLL over independents, Aerostar to the UK

CMLL (FRI) 08/16/2013 Arena Mexico [CFan Deportes, CMLL]
1) Nitro & Skándalo b Metálico & Sensei
2) Estrellita, Marcela, Silueta b Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
straight falls
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Thunder b Kráneo, Morphosis, Psicosis
Tecnicos took 2/3. Aeroitaliano on Psicosis for the win.
4) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3, Mistica on Averno.
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Negro Casas b Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Solar I
Blue Panther was honored before the match for his 35th Anniversary. His two sons wore black Panther masks and were introduced as Black Panther and El Cachorro. Blue Panther was allowed to wear his mask for the whole match. Panther submitted Solar to a nudo lagunero in the first. Black Terry armbarred Panther in the second. Atlantis beat Negro Navarro with an inverted double nelson in the third to give the win to the home team. Panther celebrated for a while, started to leave, and Averno surprise attacked him. Panther was strechered out.
6) Volador Jr. b La Sombra [super libre]
Volador Jr. wore a Blue Panther inspired mask. Volador won the first with a back cracker. He tried to martinete Sombra in the second, but Tirantes broke it up and called a DQ. Volador grabbed the microphone, pointed out it was a super libre match (so there should be no DQs) and wanted Tirantes to get lost. Volador took fall 3 with the Guillotina Voladora for the win.

Blue Panther used the name El Cachorro at the very start of his career. His nephew, Black Warrior, used Black Panther before switching to his famous name.

Black Terry ended up with partially closed right eye thanks to a Negro Casas kick. It looks like the match is going up on YouTube already. It appeared that the top two matches were being taped for GalaTV, so that might be the only way to see them complete.

Aerostar has been announced for a UK J Cup happening in March 2014. That’s announcing way in advance!

Dark Angel kept the Wonder of Stardom title in Japan.

Highlights of Centviron vs Dinamic Black vs Oficial 911 and Imposible vs Golden Magic.

CMLL Gaceta previews Sunday’s card.

Porra Fresa previews Monday’s card.

Behind the scenes from this week’s TerceraCaida.

The lucha libre exhibit in Museo de Norteste closes this weekend.

Bill has highlights of 07/21/13 CMLL.


IWRG (THU) 08/22/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Johnny Rivera vs Dragón Celestial
2) Emperador Azteca, Freelance, Seiya vs Alan Extreme, Fulgor I, Fulgore II
3) Bugambilia, Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota vs Carta Brava Jr., Rayan, Spartan [lumberjack]
4) Dinamic Black, Tony Rivera, Veneno vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Piratas are champions, 3rd defense

Piratas put up their titles after Navarros beat them last week.

Lots of people who haven’t been around much: Comando Elite, Carta Brava Jr., Tony Rivera. A lot of people have used the name Emperador Azteca, including a guy near me in GALLI who used to wrestle around here.

CMLL (FRI) 08/23/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán vs Misterioso Jr., Taichi, Vangellys
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Shocker vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, Namajague, Rey Bucanero
4) Mistico vs AvernoRushRey EscorpiónTerribleMáscara DoradaPólvoraLa Máscara [CMLL Universal]
5) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero

They are doing both singles matches!

Rush seems like the favorite in this block, but he’ll inevitably have to go thru Terrible. They could do a whole first round of rivals – Rush/Terrible, Mistico/Averno, Dorada/Polvora and Escorion/Mascara are left over. (Also, maybe the field is locked no matter what happens in Sunday’s title match? Or Vangelis or Bucanero replace La Mascara.)

Next week’s 8 would be Tanahashi, Sombra, Mephisto, Titan, Virus, Valiente, Dragon Rojo, and Diamante Azul. That looks like a Tanahashi/Sombra block final.

Tanahashi debuts in a comedy match. Namajague being ahead of Taichi is great, though Namajague would have more fun in the second.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-07-27


taped 2013-07-19 @ Arena Mexico
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Trauma II breaks Super Nova to keep his title, AAA in Quereatro, Bello David

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 08/15/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
***Caravana de Campeones, 2013***
1) Imposible b Golden Magic [IWRG IC Light]
Best match of the night. Impossible counted a Golden Magic plancha with a dropkick. Imposible’s first defense.
2) Oficial 911 DRAW Centvrión [IWRG Rey del Ring, #1 Contenders]
No Heddi Karoui (said to be injured), so Centvrion & Oficial 911 had a number one contenders match. Double pin in a tapatia, so they made the title match Three Match Fighters
3) Dinamic Black b Centvrión, Oficial 911 [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Dinamic Black held on to his title in his second defense.
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan b Eterno [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Hijo del Pirata Morgan took 2/3. Pirata hurt his leg in the second (giving Eterno the fall) but came back to win. Hijo del Pirata Morgan’s second defense
5) Negro Navarro & Trauma I b Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. [IWRG IC TAG, #1 Contenders]
Was listed as a title match against whoever won on Sunday, turned out to be a #1 contenders match when Navarro & Trauma I lost. Navarro & Trauma won, so they’ll get the next title shot.
6) Trauma II b Súper Nova [IWRG JUNIORS]
Less a title match, more a fight. Eterno & Trauma II were seconds and got involved. Super Nova missed a moonsault to the floor in the third when Trauma II moved out of the way, landing badly on his right leg. Fans and people were very concerned. Nova tried to stand and continue, but Trauma II attacked the bad foot and Eterno stopped the match by throwing in the towel. Crowd was split on the finish. Trauma II took 2/3. Trauma II’s first defense.

The write up of the injury makes it seem serious, not a storyline. Eterno was very unhappy after the show.

AAA is back with a TV taping after a two break. There’s another two week break after this. They’re highly annoying – I want more to talk about AAA more often. Someone go back in time and buy all the tickets to the Fusion shows so they would still be running them now.

The Queretaro show is more similar to the post-TripleMania time killing shows than a follow up to the DF taping. Cibernetico and Perro were friends in DF and will team up in Naucalpan, but are on the opposite sides of the main event tonight. The Texano/Psycho Clown feud, one of the running storylines of those July shows, comes back here in the semimain. Crazy Boy & Joe Lider go from defending the tag team titles against Daga & Psicosis to facing Daga & Psicosis to in a non-title match. First half of the show has three good matches: a minis match with the best AAA minis, a trios with new guys, and a trios with Pentagon Jr. & the Infierno Rockers (not a death metal band) versus Jack & Angelico & someone in a high flying showcase.

We know there will be two subs; AAA’s continued to advertise Fenix & Argenis on the show while knowing one is too hurt to wrestle (unless he suddenly got better!) and the other is in Japan.

Meanwhile, CMLL starts a month (at least) of special shows with the Blue Panther 35th Anniversary show. Panther teams up with fellow CMLL legends Atlantis & Negro Casas versus indy maestros Negro Navarro, Solar I and Black Terry in an unlikely to be repeated match. That’s not the main event – a super libre Sombra vs Volador Jr. match will end the show. CMLL’s been strange on what “super libre” means in the past, basically doing the same matches with the same ref bumps, but the normal match between Sombra & Volador is pretty good.

It’s also very curious that Sombra and Volador would have a singles match now if they’re going to have another one in a mask match a month from now. There’s no sign of an Atlantis versus Ultimo Guerrero match, and it would seem unlikely if they’re doing Universal singles matches the next couple of weeks.

Monterrey luchador Bello David passed away yesterday. He had suffered a stroke a couple months ago.

IWL has announced a 09/14 third anniversary show with a four way including Canek, LA Park, Wagner and TBA. I think there’s a good chance I’m going to an IWL show with a million people on it.

LuchaWorld has the latest podcast episode. I’m going to listen to this later today, but it reads like they have a superb idea for rigging the Masked Republic tryout.

Rob has highlights of 02/01/13 CMLL and 08/01-08/11 Puebla (Yoshihashi vs Rush)



IWRG (SUN) 08/18/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Andy Wu & Freelance vs America VIP & Rey Tiburon
2) Centvrión, Golden Magic, Mr. Leo vs Ángel Dorado, Angel Dorado Jr., Hijo Del Angel Dorado
3) Bugambilia, Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
4) Dinamic Black, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pantera vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Saruman
5) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Eterno & X-Fly

More FdT vs Traumas. A lot younger card than last year Sunday, and not just because last week was Festival of Las Mascaras. Angel Dorado’s should be the ones from northern Mexico. Andy Wuu is a “Chinese” Wrestle-1 trainee training under Pantera. There’s a few different Rey Tiburons out there, and no America VIPs until now.

DTU ERLL (SUN) 08/18/2013 Arena Solidaridad
1) Kalibus vs Hellboy, Factor Miedo, Billy Tronik, Babe Fox, ?
2) JC Macclean & La Magnifica vs Lady Puma & Zuzu Divine
3) Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano vs Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo and Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II
4) Miedo Extremo, Niño Hamburguesa, Pequeno Cobra, Príncipe Halcón vs Black Spider, Ciber Payaso, Mortifero, Pedro Navajas
5) ?, Black Fire, Jhonky vs Hooligan Byron, Kaientai, Xtreme Dragon
6) Drastik Boy vs Tomahawk T.T. [DTU AI]
7) Flamita vs Hacker, Steve Pain, Kaleth, Artikus, Septimo Dragon
8) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Ángel o Demonio & Ovett and Cíclope & Paranoiko and Aero Boy & Hormiga

Tomahawk vs Drastick Boy for the title was set up on the last set of DTU shows.

DTU CANTU (MON) 08/19/2013 Arena Cuatro Caminos de Nuevo Laredo
1) Kalibus vs Pequeno Cobra, Hellboy, Jhonky, Factor Miedo, Billy Tronik
2) JC Macclean & La Magnifica vs La Hiedra & Zuzu Divine
3) Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano vs Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo and Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II
4) Miedo Extremo, Niño Hamburguesa, Príncipe Halcón vs Hombre Sin Miedo, Kendor Jr., Sobredosis
5) Black Fire, Hormiga, Septimo Dragon vs Hooligan Byron, Kaientai, Xtreme Dragon
6) Drastik Boy vs Flamita, Hacker, Steve Pain, Kaleth, Artikus, Pentagón Jr.
7) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Ángel o Demonio & Ovett and Cíclope & Paranoiko and Aero Boy & Último Gladiador

Some of the CANTU regulars slip in for the Monterrey guys.

WWL (FRI) 09/06/2013 Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
1) Laredo Kid, Super Laredo, Vengador Radioactivo vs Canek Jr., Heddi Karaoui, Zumbi
2) Rico Casanova, Super Crazy, Taya Valkyrie vs Apolo, Hercules Gomez, Ivelisse Vélez
3) Extreme Tiger vs Chessman
4) Mr. E & Sexy B vs Crazy Boy & Joe Lider [WWL TAG]
Mr. E & Sexy B are champions, first defense
5) Huracán Castillo, Miguel Perez Jr., Savio Vega vs Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Los Boricuas reunite to face the Psycho Circus. Boricuas will have Richard Negrin with them, Mini Clown will be with his team.
6) Blue Demon Jr. vs Carlito, La Parka Jr. [PWR HEAVY]
Demon is champion
7) Monster Pain vs John Morrison [WWL HEAVY]
Monster Pain is champion
8) Hijo De Dos Caras, Mil Mascaras, Sicodélico Jr. vs Cien Caras Jr., Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

WWL (SUN) 09/08/2013 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Laredo Kid, Super Laredo, Vengador Radioactivo vs Canek Jr., Chessman, Zumbi
2) Taya Valkyrie vs Ivelisse Vélez
3) Heddi Karaoui vs Damián 666
4) Mr. E & Sexy B vs Crazy Boy & Joe Lider and Apolo & Hercules Gomez [WWL TAG]
Mr. E & Sexy B are champions, first defense
5) Huracán Castillo, Miguel Perez Jr., Savio Vega vs Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Los Boricuas reunite to face the Psycho Circus. Boricuas will have Richard Negrin with them, Mini Clown will be with his team.
6) Blue Demon Jr. vs Carlito vs La Parka Jr. [PWR HEAVY]
Demon is champion
7) Monster Pain vs John Morrison [WWL HEAVY]
Monster Pain is champion
8) Hijo De Dos Caras, Mil Mascaras, Sicodélico Jr. vs Cien Caras Jr., Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

You know it’s a WWL show when they do a Los Boricuas reunion Mexico. Also, John Morrison against Monster Pain. It seems like a waste to bring in Chessman to work the opener (besides some dark matches), but that should be a good match for him and likely the best on the Monterrey show.

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