Titan vs Averno, Rush vs Escorpion, Porros vs Macizos, no AAA TV, Cometa injury, Psyco Ripper explains name change

photo by Black Terry Jr.

DTU (SAT) 11/23/2013 Deportivo Benito Juarez, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del Ring]
1) Kalibus, Rey Estampida, Tacubo b Ángel de la Noche, Corey, Hellboy
Rey Estampdia replaced Chica Ye-Ye against the trainee team.
2) Crazy King & Miedo Extremo b Hacker & Masivo and Artikus & Lanzeloth and Ave Fenix & Jhonky
3) Chik Tormenta & Comando Negro b Black Fire & Davinha
Davinha replaced Keira.
4) Black Terry & Centvrión DDQ Paranoiko & Slayer Pack
Terry and Paranoiko were eliminated, but both interfered to help their students and the ref DQed everyone.
5) Jinzo b Kaleth and Ángel del Misterio and Rey Celestial and Pequeno Cobra and Drastik Boy and Black Thunder and Crazy Boy
Jinzo beat Angel del Misterio. Black Thunder replaced Sadico.
6) Negro Navarro & Trauma I b Aeroboy & Violento Jack
Story of the match was the Navarros won but Aeroboy & Violento Jack showed they could wrestler without light tubes.
7) Cíclope & X-Fly b Ángel o Demonio & Ovett
Lots of blood. Porros had the match won, but the rest of Los Macizos ran in to help Ciclope get the win.

DTU announced their final three shows of the year will be 11/30 in Polideportivo Xonaca in Puebla, 12/03 in Arena Aficion (the two shows with Joey Ryan & Roderick Strong) and 12/21 in Arena Lopez Mateos for the DTU 6th Anniversary show (S6eis). Judging from the finish here and the Tercera Caida interview earlier this week, there will probably be a Porros vs Los Macizos match.

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (SUN) 11/24/2013 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Molotov & Sensei b Akuma & Zayco
Tecncios took 1/3.
2) Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Starman b Artillero, Canelo Casas, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Fuego, Magnus, Pegasso DQ Boby Zavala, Namajague, Sangre Azteca
Magnus replaced Sagrado. Tecnicos took 1/3, rudos pulling Pegasso’s mask for the DQ.
4) Gran Guerrero b Tritón [lightning]
Gran Guerrero got the win.
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Diamante Azul, Sagrado, Thunder
Rudos took 2/3. Sagrado replaces Super Porky.
6) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Titán b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Straight falls. Rudos ripped up Titan’s mask in the first, then Titan rallied back to beat Mephisto and Averno again. Titan challenged for the title once more, and Averno accepted (though it was unclear when the match would occur.)

I did not watch any of this show, but the main event sounded good and Titan/Averno’s date clearer this evening.

Brazo de Plata rarely misses shows (which is really surprising when you think of his size and likely injuries after a long career.) Could be related to the Brazo show issues, but don’t really know.

CMLL (SUN) 11/24/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Yaqui & Relampago Azul b Explosivo & Índigo
Rudos took 2/3.
2) El Hippie I & El Hippie II b Demonio Rojo & Jocker
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Demonio Maya, Exterminador, Ráfaga b Javier Cruz Jr., León Blanco, Virgo
Javier Cruz Jr. replaced Halcon de Plata. Rudos took 2/3.
4) Black Metal, Leo, Stuka Jr. b Bárbaro Cavernario, Magnum, Maléfico
Stuka replaced Gallo, Barbaro replaced Espectrum. Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Rush, Súper Popular, Valiente b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Rush replaced Stuka and took falls 1/3 to win the match. Rush beat Rey Escorpion to set up a title match next week.

Rush goes from not even being on the show to being set up for a title match next week. Hmmm.

Pentagon I made an appearance at the show, probably just the usual bit of talking about his life and selling DVDs.

AAA’s TV show did not air this Saturday on GalaTV Mexico. It looked like it was on the schedule at one point, but AAA announced earlier in the afternoon it would not air. There doesn’t appear to be any special reason it didn’t air. AAA did say it would air on the regional broadcast as well as UTDN. This happened last back in August and the UTDN/Regional show was new the week of the pre-emption, then a repeat the following week. It appears the same will happen here, since AAA mentioned Queretaro would start airing next week.

The UTDN version of last week’s show did go up on AAA’s YouTube page yesterday.

Psyco Ripper explains the name is because of the United States of America. He says he still can use the name in Mexico, but AAA has trademarked the character in the US and AAA sued CMLL in the US over Psicosis appearing on their TV shows in the US. (That seems possible but I’m not sure how it would actually work since CMLL itself isn’t in the US. Maybe they could sue the TV companies?) Psyco Ripper changed the parts of his look that are specifically trademarked by AAA and hopes the new look will give him better luck.

Fuego en el Ring talks to Rey Cometa about his injury, saying he’ll be out six weeks. That’s two weeks longer than CMLL Gaceta had said and makes it a closer call for FantasticaMania. He still should make it as long as there’s not another timeline update, but he’ll be missed for a while.

The five way flyers match, Rey Cometa vs Impulso and Belial vs Ricky Marvin all aired on the Tercera Caida ChilangaMask special today.

Video of EAW in Mexicali shows a big building with almost no one in it, to the surprie of no one. I don’t know what exactly the deal is with EAW, but it sure comes off as a front for something shady.

SuperLuchas #514 teases the ends of the Perros del Mal and Hijo del Santo. You know, the Perros del Mal store has been running a couple of sales the last couple of months that look like foreshadowing now.

El Pulpo won Black Machine’s mask in Tijuana. That was the first match on record of anyone named Black Machine in Tijuana (though there was one in Los Angeles.)

Sombra actually got the pinfall today in NJPW, and was way over with the crowd. He was cheered strongly in Tokyo too. I hope he doesn’t get used to this and not want to come back to Arena Mexico.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of 09/17/13 CMLL and a chokeslam backbreaker spot worth stealing.

Eric R watches the 11/09 Lucha Azteca show, sees Thunder for the first time.

Ohtani’s Jacket writes about two matches from 1992, including Dos Caras vs Canek.


CMLL (SUN) 12/01/2013 Arena Coliseo
1) Fantasy & Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Silueta vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
3) Fuego, Sagrado, Tritón vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Puma, Shigeo Okumura
4) La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Sangre Azteca, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Máximo, Mistico, Thunder vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Averno vs Titán [MEX WELTER]
Averno is champion. Second defense.

Arena Coliseo means no barricade for Titan to be knocked out on. Averno will have to come up with something else evil. Titan is part of FantasticaMania. Averno is not. May mean something here, may not.

Barbaro Cavernario returns in the tercera. Women’s match could be good.

Volador tecnico?, Casas vs Rush, Psyco Ripper

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (FRI) 11/22/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. b Disturbio & Guerrero Negro Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca b Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Silueta
Rudas took 1/3, Blanca submitting Angel.
3) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Virus
Triton replaced Rey Cometa (injury). Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Kráneo, Psyco Ripper, Vangellys b Atlantis, Blue Panther, La Máscara
Psyco Ripper is Psicosis (II) with a slight new snake theme. They presented it as an evolution of Psicosis, not a new character. He got his team the win, taking falls 1/3. In between matches, the four winners of the bodybuilding contest – Dalys, Astral, Electrico and the new Dragon Lee – posed in their bodybuilding outfits.
5) Negro Casas b Rush
Negro won in straight falls in a short match. Rush fouled him in the first, Negro cradled him in casita in the second. and he and Rush agreed to do the hair match soon.
6) Euforia, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente
Rudos won the first, despite problems between Ultimo Guerrero and Volador. Tecnicos beat UG & Euforia in the second while Volador dived onto Dorada. Volador beat Mistico with La Mistica (!) to win the match, then shook Mistico’s hand (!!). Guerreros attacked Mistico and Volador tried to fight them (!!!) Volador was outnumbered, but Psyco Ripper and Kraneo made the save. Psyco Ripper complained to Volador that they’ve saved him many times (?) but Volador never is grateful (??). Volador walked out on them.

That sure sounds like the start of a tecnico switch for Volador Junior. Volador’s been cheered by the fans throughout this 3 year rudo run; he won over them with his wins over Mistico in February 2010 and has never lost a lot of them thru his feud with Sombra. It’s been more a universal positive reception for him since the mask loss; even the rowdy tecnico fan club has been wearing Volador masks in support of him.

It’s an unusual time of year to start a big deal turn like this. It usually takes CMLL many weeks to turn someone, which would put Volador starting on the tecnico side right at the start of CMLL’s usual slow holiday period. That’s one reason this could be something else. It’s interesting this started the moment Sombra left town.

Negro Casas versus Rush sounded like it’s going to happen at the year end show. It’s still the strange deal of them agreeing to have a hair match they’ve already agreed upon. Negro Casas is only winning in straight falls if they’re doing it really soon, like 12/13.

Psyco Ripper is supposed to be pronounced like “Viper”; they’re obviously playing off his old membership in AAA’s Vipers but seem to have been prevented from just using that word. The announcers say it a bit like “Psyco Raper”, which is not the way to go. Everyone on Terra explained it as an “evolution” of Psicosis and not a new character, so CMLL Gaceta must’ve had bad info (or people figured out that would be dumb.)

This was a strong Friday night Terra show, all the match were good.

LuchaWorld has a recap of Wednesday’s Tercera Caida.

Black Terry’s promo for today’s DTU show.

Lucha Libre in Japan

11/23 NJPW: Kazuchika Okada [O] & Yoshihashi b La Sombra [X] & Naito [World Tag League]
Not a good sign when Yoshihashi is in the match but you’re the one losing.


ChilangaMask has added Aeroboy versus Titan to their December show.

Mr. Niebla declares himself Dr. Wagner Jr.’s worst nightmare.

Astral talks about his bodybuilding win.

CMLL Gaceta recaps Camorra’s trip to Puebla. They’ve covered more Puebla events of late.

A new lucha libre school has opened in Coahuila.


CMLL (FRI) 11/29/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Máximo vs Niebla Roja [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Shocker vs Euforia, Tama Tonga, Último Guerrero
6) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Psyco Ripper, Volador Jr. [cibernetico]

Communication issue: Terra promoted the Leyenda de Plata tournament as starting this week, but the main event is instead a tecnicos versus Invasors main event which doesn’t directly seem to have anything to do with that tournament. It does follow up on the Volador/Invasors issues. (No Negro Casas vs Rush.)

Tercera should be good. Demus 3:16 returns from injury, probably still wants Electrico. Opener was fun last time it happened, will probably be fun again.

11/22 AAA TV Results (Aguascalientes)

AAA TV (FRI) 11/22/2013 Plaza de Toros San Marcos, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes [AAA]
1) Mamba, Taya Valkyrie, Yuriko b Faby Apache, Pasion Kristal, Pimpinela Escarlata
Yuriko submitted Kristal, and also made a hair match challenge (joining the other two pairs here.)
2) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa b Eterno, Juventud Guerrera, Steve Pain
Pentagon Jr. replaced Juvi, who was in Ecuador for a show their Saturday and lost to a Hamburgusa plancha. Eterno fractured his foot on a dive.
3) Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu DQ Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Secta won by iffy Hijo del Tirantes disqualification. Secta still want a title shot. Consejo appeared, announced Dorian was sending La Secta to Japan so Consejo was taking the title shot.
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr. b Angélico, Fénix, Jack Evans
Texano beat Angelico.
5) Daga, Parka Negra, Psicosis b Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, La Parka
Perro avoided facing Daga & Psicosis, but they turned on him in the end. Parka Negra gave Parka a martinete. Rudos attacked Cibernetico and Perro. Konnan tried to make the save, and Zorro returned to run the rudos off. Cibernetico told Perro he doesn’t trust Konnan, but Perro said he trusted Konnan and Cibernetico.

Air Date: maybe 11/30 and 12/07? This would make more sense as the double taping since there were two shows of angles.

AAA’s recap mentions Eterno hurt his foot, and Jesus Zuniga posted a photo of someone in a cast. I’m assuming it’s the same person.

Main event suggests a trio of Perro, Cibernetico and Konnan. That really suggests either Perro and Konnan are both setting up Cibernetico for a fall, or Konnan is turning on both of them. Konnan hasn’t been in Perros del Mal for that long, so it would seem unlikely he’s sticking with Perro unless there’s a bigger plan here. Speaking of bigger, the bigger news here is Daga won a match!

From the same group that brought you Electroshock beating megachampion Texano’s team to get a shot at Blue Demon, here’s Texano beating one half of the tag team champions to get a shot at the trios titles. Weird. Psycho Circus vs Consejo has now reached parody levels of repeat, but it’s also clear the real feud here is Psycho Clown versus Hijo del Tirantes and I don’t know exactly what that is.

The whole La Secta push seems as pointless as ineffective as feared all along. It’s also written as if AAA just found out La Secta were going to Japan. Don’t let anyone fool you, no one reads this website.

Mesias is on the same show Juvi’s on and AAA didn’t book him for this show, so really confusing why Juvi was announced at all. Something like an Ecuador show with Mexico and US names is probably booked months in advance to get everything ordered, so I would assume Juvi knew he wouldn’t make this show before it was even announced. It’s always possible Juvi didn’t tell him, though that seems unlikely and the poster for the Ecuador show has been around for few weeks – you’d think someone would’ve noticed and announced a substitution if those things matter. (They don’t appear to matter.)

UPDATED Guerra de Titanes card guessing

  • Blue Demon vs Electroshock for the Latin American championship
  • 8 women/exoticos hair (cage) match
  • Consejo versus Psycho Circus for the Trios titles
  • maybe Cibernetico/Perro vs Daga/Psicosis
  • maybe something with La Parka vs Parka Negra (and Zorro?)
  • possibly something with Mexican Powers versus Juvi’s group (Pentagon replacing Eterno), though they didn’t announce it here when you would’ve expected it.
  • possibly one more match to fill out the card

I hope I’m wrong, because there’s not one match up there I want to see. It’s also not a very strong card; I’m not sure what match is supposed to draw in the people beyond a normal AAA taping. Guerra de Titanes is 12/08, hope it works.


CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-11-02


“they’ll fix this in editing”


taped 2013-10-29 @ Arena Mexico
Leono & Robin vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein: not the exact same formula as the last two weeks but definitely not an improvement. Second fall turned into amateur hour and the rest of the match was no great shakes. A waste of time.


double stomp

Aéreo, Bam Bam, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior: This was not a good match, but it completely got derailed by the second fall unexpected disqualification and never rebounded. Third fall was disjointed; laid out in a way to be a big finish but really never building any momentum to get there. The Warrior teased feuds of the last two weeks were completely ignored.


not a good tope, not sure why I grabbed this one

Fuego, Pegasso, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Virus: Another match which really never got going before a lame result. I don’t know if there was a push for more ‘surprise’ finishes to falls, but there sure has been enough of them to drain all surprise the last month or so. Rudos did a random blend of trapping a guy inside for a hot tag, then stopping trapping for no reason, then never really letting the técnicos get hot. This was not good.


return of the Volador jerk dropkick!

Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión: Another formula match, though a more entertaining formula. Very straight forward and again short (though if every match on Tuesday is short, I’m not sure I should still be calling them short.) Good while it lasted.


Mije saved – and trashed

La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr.: The absolutely minimum stuff possible. I think Dorada got in like 3 spots in the entire match. It was really the rudos directing the action, and directing it to be a very basic very easy match for them. Crowd was okay with it because it was Porky and Volador, but it was not really a suitable main event. Mailed in.

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Alan & Veneno defeat Traumas, Psyco Ripper revealed, AAA in Aguascalientes

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 11/21/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG]
1) Atomic Star & Electro Boy b Seiya & Sky Ángel
2) Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Epidemia b Emperador Azteca, Hip Hop Man, Látigo
Epidemia replaced Kalim Black, Latino replaced Mr. Leo.
3) Douki b Dragón Celestial [super libre, #1 Contenders, IWRG IC Light]
Douki gets a shot at Imposible
4) Golden Magic b Canis Lupus [super libre]
Mask ripping and bleeding. Golden Magic asked for a mask versus mask match, not a title match.
5) Alan Extreme & Veneno b Eterno & Súper Nova and Trauma I & Trauma II
Traumas used fouls to defeat Nova & Eterno. Alan & Veneno bled again but beat the Traumas to win.

Main event seems to be setting up a Traumas vs Alan/Veneno title match, but the champs have another title match to get thru first. Golden Magic versus Canis Lupus seems like it might the big December match, if there is one this year.

CMLL’s show tonight is main evented by Estetas vs Guerreros/Volador in something which could turn into a trios match, but the bigger match on the night is Negro Casas versus Rush. The two feuded during the summer leading up to a hair match which still hasn’t gotten around to occurring. It makes sense to be the year end hair match main event, and they should make it clear that’s going to happen tonight if it’s really the plan. Picking a date wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

The big mysery in the undercard is no longer a mystery. CMLL Gaceta posted a photo of Psyco Ripper. He’s Psicosis II. There’s no attempt to the previous identity in the picture, all of Psicosis’ chest and arm tattoos are visible and the only thing changed is his mask. CMLL weirdly insists this is a new person anyway. I would assume this means AAA has won it’s battle over the name (making them 3 for 3 with the Invasors) or CMLL just doesn’t want to be part of it anymore. He’ll probably continue to use “Psicosis” on non-CMLL shows.

Triton replaces Rey Cometa in the tercera. That CMLL Gaceta report mentions Cometa will be out four weeks after being hurt in Arena Mexico last Sunday. Cometa was visibly hurt in his match with Impulso in the ChilangaMask show and did seem hurt again after his dive on Sunday.

AAA tapes tonight in Aguascalientes, the last taping before Guerra de Titanes. The main event is a Perros versus Perros main event where the story appears to be no one knowing why this is happening. AAA posted an interview with Daga where he’s upset with Perro for causing this match to exist, but hasn’t actually talked to him (or Psicosis.) Someone get Daga some Telcel credits so he can make a phone call.

All the matches AAA has planned for Guerra de Titanes should be clear by the end of this taping. However, since AAA seems to be treating the December show as just extra special taping, their may not be many plans for meaningful matches. They are running a 12,000 building, so it seems like they ought to have something major but it’s a bit late in the game for that. AAA’s Twitter promoted the show this morning as “El evento que cambiará todo“; they could be exactly correct, but they haven’t created the feel of everything changing.

Psycho Clown announced all of the CMLL luchadors have been prohibited from wrestling on this weekend’s El Brazo tribute show, though they will be signing autographs. This is the reverse of the Brazo family show this summer, where all the AAA luchadors were limited to appearing (and run-ins) and the CMLL luchadors worked that show. It appears to be CMLL’s call both times – they won’t let their guys wrestle in the same ring as AAA wrestlers, even if they’re in different matches.  It’s a dumb policy, especially on shows in tribute to deceased luchadors, but it’s not a new policy.

Mookieghana posted a lot of stats about the last 10 years of CMLL matches, based on my weird record keeping. The people who faced off the most were not Averno and Mistico, as much as it seemed like it for a few years.

Alex has an Electrico highlight video.

Tercera Caida posted behind the scenes interviews Aeroboy and Ovett & Ciclope (& mystery guest), then did another new episode last night promoting the Fusion Sports and DTU shows. They have a third episode (Quinto Caida?) on Sunday.

Matematico II and Tiger Man are police officers when they’re not in the ring. They’re mentioned as brothers here, which I had not heard before. The article says there are 70 different police officers (including 10 women) who also work as luchadors.

The Los Exoticos movie airs in Ensenada tonight.


IWRG (SUN) 11/24/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Imposible vs Douki [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible is champion. Second defense.
2) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo vs Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Dr. Cerebro [EdM Trios]
Gringos VIP are champions. First defense.
3) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Oficial AK47 & Oficial Fierro [IWRG IC TAG]
Traumas are champions. Third defense
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Eterno, Súper Nova, X-Fly [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Piratas are champions. First defense.
5) Oficial 911 vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Oficial 911 is champion. First defense.

Lot of title changes and not a lot of defenses means many of these are new champions. Main event is the best chance for a title change.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-11-02

appeared to be an armdrag


not totally sure what this was.

taped 2013-10-22 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Black Metal, Esfinge, Leo vs Espectrum, Hooligan, Nitro: In a world where CMLL was actually bringing Leo to Mexico City soon (instead of just something invented by the announcers to kill time), why would you air a match where Leo is so bad? CMLL airs hours and hours of TV, but they also have hours and hours more – why is picking the good stuff hard? Leo did look bad, but Nitro was also not in a mood to help him out at all. Everyone else was in shouting distance of alright but nothing memorable.

no one gets destroyed like Namajague

taped 2013-10-27 @ Arena Mexico
Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Namajague, Puma, Tiger: Very good, borderline great. A really fun trios match for something only two falls and note exceedingly long.) Under the circumstances, they actually built stronger to a Namajague/Maya singles match than the actual tag match, but both are good ideas. Atlantis was surprisingly good working against Tiger and Puma and Delta were good as well. There were definitely places that could’ve been cleaned up – not sure what the German suplex near the end was supposed to be – but overall a pretty fun time.


Mistico always goes straight up on backcrackers.

Mistico, Rush, Titán vs Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr.: Good booking for next week, although Mephisto and Titan actually had more rough spots than every other combination. Still, Titan looked very strong in the end here; someone’s working hard to make him look good. The surprise sudden turnaround is done too much (because there’s three falls), but the dropkick a seated guy off the apron bit that set it up here in the second fall is also way over exposed and never looks that good. It doesn’t seem like an easier bump, and it’s not really a more impressive one at this point.

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11/23-25 lucha times


En Busca de un Idolo is again not listed on the schedule this week again listed next week. I’m again doubtful.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: part 1 (?) of Queretaro – maybe Ciber/Perro/Fenix vs la Secta and the gringos versus Daga/Pirata/Pentagon? Total guesses here.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Atlantis/Panther/Azul vs Felino/Niebla/Pierroth and Mascara/Sombra/Rush vs Casas/Tonga/Terrible. Titan/Zavala reairs if time.

52MX: They aired the build up to Rush vs Terrible last week, so maybe that match from Guadalajara airs this one? Rey Cometa’s last match for a while is lined up to air, as is the start of the latest Titan title challenge.

C3: Volador vs Mascara Dorada

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Shocker vs Negro Casas vs Rush.

Terra Friday: the “debut” of Psyco Ripper, maybe a good opener.

Terra Sunday: Titan continues to go for the title. Artillero & Super Comando return.

Lucha Azteca: Rush vs Tama Tonga? Who knows, they’re out of order.

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM/LAS: There’s even more repeats this week; they may be airing the Thursday and Sunday shows on AYM. Guessing Thursday show airs on Tuesday. The show has been changed from 2h30m slots to 2h00m, which probably means more bad editing like missing the fall from the segunda last week.

Noches de Coliseo: Daga & Perro vs Ozz & Scoria?

IWL: This is the every other week. Should be Canek/Park/Wagner/Crazy if it airs.

DTU: An international (Steve Pain, Tomahawk) multiman match and Queretaro vs DTU trios. They will have shown all the matches but the DTU team.


great match roundup, week of 2013-11-02

Great/Excellent Matches


Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-11-02
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-11-02 – we’re at the point where I’m not sure why I recap this show on a weekly basis (and am considering making changes in 2014)
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-11-02
AAA on UTDN: 2013-11-07 – did make the list for “shows which caused me to lose my mind”

Matches To Watch Later
CMLL Puebla: 2013-11-03
taped 2013-10-21 @ Arena Puebla
Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión for the CMLL World Trios Championship


Santo teases retirement, Astral wins boydbuilding contest, GdT building

El Hijo del Santo’s column starts off with Santo announcing he’s off the current TxT tour because he’s headed back to Mexico City for x-rays on his spine. Santo dramatically states the doctors will decide on Monday if he’s able to continue his lucha libre career or if he’ll be forced to retire. That Monday press conference should also be the press conference to push the TxT show next week in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera, so this feels like a real injury that’s being inflated to promote something. It’s a Santo column, so there are already fantastical things going on – he refers to LA Park replacing him last night and the crowd being totally okay with it, even though he would’ve turned in this column before the TxT show happened.  The rest of the column is in the usual fashion, claiming his generation of wrestlers ended up the least injured because they were the most skilled at wrestling on the mat (ignoring the part earlier where his career is ending due to injury.)

CMLL’s annual bodybuilding contest was held yesterday. Results

Principiantes Category:
1) Dragon Lee II – a brother of Rush & Mistico
2) Pequeno Olimpico
3) Stukita
Other particpants: Super Halcon, Genesis, Oro Jr., Ultimo Dragoncito, Apocalipsis, Acero, Pequeno Warrior, Leono, Demus, Gran Guerrero, Zacarias, Pequeno Halcon, Pequeno Nitro

Intermedios Category:
1) Electrico
2) Akuma
3) Puma – originally competed in Principiantes but moved up.
Other Particpants: Soberano, Esfinge, Metalico, Namajague

Femenil Miss CMLL:
1) Dalys
2) Dark Angel
3) Estrellita
Other Particpants: Marcela, Princesa Sugehit

Avanzados Category:
1) Astral
2) Sensei
3) Tama Tonga
Other Particpants: Mr. Niebla (wearing his afro wig), Delta, Vangellys

Astral won the overall competition.

The actual competition was preceded by a tumbling demonstration by Arkangel’s students, as in recent year. Sons of Mr. Niebla & Villano III were among those students. Villano III’s two sons (Hijo/Junior) have wrestled in the last few months on tiny shows he’s main evented. Mr. Niebla’s son was shown in one of the season 2 episodes of El Luchador. That same season included a few meals at Rush/Mistico’s home, and they appeared to have many brothers/sisters, so it’s not a big surprise to see one of them training (though there was no hint of that on the show.)

Previous years included a Minis division and a Student division. The students did pose but there were no rankings announced (everyone was just congratulated.) The minis division had been superfluous in recent years, with many of minis participating in the other categories.

Dark Angel had won the previous seven years of this contest and had previously said she would not be in this one. The reversal was a surprise, and no more explained than her announced absence. Dalys had finished second the last four years in a row.

Puma and Ultimo Guerrero gave masks to Vanguardia Deportiva, the sponsors of the contest.

Advanced category winners by year
2006: Olimpico
2007: Ogun
2008: Polvora
2009: Molotov
2010: Rush
2011: Valiente
2012: La Sombra

Polvora’s elevation from the the openers started right after he won the 2008 contest. Rush, Valiente, and SOmbra all received more attention, but may have gotten the same had they finished second.

Sensei won the intermediate group last year and was the overall winner last year, but did not seem to benefit from it.) And for all the years Dark Angel won the contest, it did not get her closer to a CMLL world women’s championship reign.

There a lot of things which greatly annoyed me about the bodybuilding contest. It was actually Genesis, a poor quality luchador gifted with a spot on the CMLL roster choosing to improve his look over his technique (and how it was the correct decision) which set me off yesterday, but there’s plenty of other things to pick at here. At the same time, people have clearly worked very hard for long periods of time on this and it feels over the top just trash the whole thing.

Dorian Roldan announced Guerra de Titanes will take place in the Auditorio de la Gente, Tepic, Nayarit on 12/08 and posted the preview poster on Twitter. Auditorio de la Gente just opened this October and seats 12,000 people. The lineup for that show should be out as soon as Saturday

Electroshock notes he’s been Megachampion and beaten Kurt Angle, so he’s a worthy challenger to Blue Demon. Plus, Demon travels a lot and he feels the belt should be defended in AAA.

The poster for the Korakuen Hall FantasticaMania shows include Liger, Tanahashi, Nakamura and BUSHI as NJPW luchadors.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of CMLL 04/12/13 and random thoughts on this week’s TV.

Last night’s Tercera Caida had highlights of ChilangaMask and interviews with Ovett & Ciclope to hype the DTU show in DF this week.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at the odd trio of Vampiro, Mil Mascaras and Atlantis and the trio of Fuerza Guerrera, Heavy Metal and Negro Casas.

Aeroboy talks about his upcoming CZW trip.

El Martinete says fakes have been posing as LA Park using the @LA_ParkOriginal and @laparktapiia names. The last is still up, using a fake verification check as it’s background. SuperLuchas quoted the first one in a post and hasn’t taken it down. @laparktapia was believed to be LA Park’s authentic Twitter account, but he hasn’t used it since August.

The Nosawa promoted show with Mil Mascaras & Dos Caras’ billed final match as a team will also include Pantera versus Hijo del Pantera.

La Sombra enjoys airport food on the way to Japan. The tag team tournament kicks off Sunday.

Puebla’s university will host a panel discussion and movie screening of lucha libre tomorrow.

Atlantis takes Manhattan.


Brazo (SAT) 11/23/2013 Arena Neza
***Honoring El Brazo***
1) Aramis, Goya Kong, Marcela, Muñeca De Plata vs Amapola, La Comandante, La Seductora, Princesa Sugheit
2) Brazo de Platino, Coco Blanco, Neza Kid vs Black Abyss, Mike Segura, Robin (CMLL)
3) Rey Lobo vs Super Brazo [mask, hair]
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
5) Argenis, Electroshock, Fenix (AAA) vs Argos, Chessman, Pentagón Jr.
6) La Parka Jr., Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Máscara Año 2000, Silver King, Texano Jr.
7) Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata, La Máscara, Máximo vs Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero, Villano IV, Villano V

Lineup via Pierrothazo Facebook; AAA has confirmed the 5th and 6th matches.

CMLL (TUE) 11/26/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Leono & Metálico vs Disturbio & Inquisidor
2) Pegasso, Soberano Jr., Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Hooligan
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Fuego vs Namajague [lightning]
5) Stuka Jr., Thunder, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) Máximo, Shocker, Super Porky vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

Brazo de Plata versus Rey Escorpion continues turning up on Tuesdays. Titan and Terrible rematch in the semifinal?

Lightning match sounds fun, won’t air.  First Arena Mexico match for Zeuxis since July 16th due to the REINA trip.

CMLL (TUE) 11/26/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Esfinge & Metatrón vs Infierno & Ráfaga
2) Oro Jr., Sky Kid, Smaker vs Guerrero Negro Jr., Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
3) Sagrado, Starman, Stigma vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) Delta, Diamante Azul, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Niebla Roja, Pierroth
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Rush vs Negro Casas, Tama Tonga, Volador Jr.

Rush versus Casas/Tonga feud comes to Guadalajara.

FS UVLL (SUN) 12/01/2013 Feria Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
1) Blackbaby & Sepultura vs Furier & Mini Black Metal and Diamante Rojo Jr. & Silencio Jr.
2) Dinastía & Mamba vs Demasiado & Mini Abismo Negro
3) Jinzo vs Kaleth, Eterno, Drastik Boy, Ángel del Misterio, Rey Celestial
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Joey Ryan, Parka Negra, Roderick Strong

Ryan and Strong will be working random shows in between the DTU ones. The one and only Joey Ryan versus Nino Hamburguesa match?

AAA on UTDN: 2013-10-31


taped 2013-10-18 @ Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla

Mesias uses the hit stick on Fenix

El Mesías vs Monsther Clown and Silver King and Fénix in a Copa Antonio Pena semifinal: This was less than expected. Monster Clown wasn’t part of it long, which seemed like a good thing, only not so much since some of the other guys weren’t in it. Silver King and Mesías were bad together, awful for guys who are thought of individually as good wrestlers. The sunset flip spot sticks out but they were on different pages the whole way thru. Fenix and Silver should’ve also been stronger to finish it but it was just okay.


Mesias does not use the jump button

Octagón vs Hijo del Fantasma, Daga, Axel in a Copa Antonio Pena semifinal: Got better as it went along, and the lesser people went out. Octagon has nothing to offer, but Axel was much better than his last appearance. He still isn’t good, or even OK, but not embarrassing is a nice change. Could’ve used a lot more Daga & Fantasma at the end. Fantasma probably needs to work on the non-ramp finisher thing, but a casita works perfectly fine (and feels like a Consejo winning maneuver.) What’s the point of the second referee on the outside when no interference gets stopped?


Mascara 2000 Jr. attempts to fly

La Parka vs Parka Negra II, Electroshock, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. in a Copa Antonio Pena semifinal: The Mascara Ano 2000/Electroshock you never knew you wanted. Wait, you probably didn’t want this. This was really weirdly the Electroshock showcase, as he was the center of action for most of the match. La Parka was barely in, and spent most of the time in staring at Zorro (who seemed to specifically have no point in being here other than putting him back into circulation.) The big Parka/Parka Negra fight turned out to be so slight, it seemed like a possible blow off to that and maybe even the Parka Negra character. Three for three on run-ins.

Cibernético vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo and Psicosis and Chessman in a Copa Antonio Pena semifinal: Not really much of a match; when you cut out the interference and stalling in these matches (none of which has added anything), they’re not much more than CMLL tournament matches. Perro & Cibernético’s elimination made no sense in the context of the match – they were apparently disqualified for someone attacking them. They need to stop putting these guys in tournament matches if they have to come up with increasingly ludicrous ways to get them out of tournaments without ever jobbing. (Much less them coming out after the match to show how stupid it is for them not to able to continue – that had to be Perro doing it on his own.) Four for four on interference setting up eliminations.


Fantasma learns about Parka’s bad arm.

Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma, La Parka, Chessman for the Copa Antonio Pena: Whoever decided these matches needed a referee outside the ring must hate the AAA referees and want them to come off all as morons. Four straight matches of the interfering people getting right past the outside referee, and one match of the outside referee watching as Fantasma gives Fenix the most illegal move in lucha libre and doing nothing about it. If your spot requires the inside the ring ref to be distracted, maybe you should also think about the guy outside? This was so dumb. This tournament didn’t work at all – it’s tough to make any tournament built around a 2013 La Parka, but this was a 2013 La Parka who really had little to offer. Parka, for whatever reason (and there are obvious ones), did not seem interested in any of his matches and it really dragged everything down. Fantasma laughable ends his debut show by getting stretcher out from an armbar or all things. This was a bad tournament.

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