Santo out up to a full year due to neck fusion, Camorra/Stigma, ChilangaMask, DTU lineups

CMLL (MON) 11/25/2013 Arena Puebla [CMLL, El Popular]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Meyer & Paris
2) Blue Center, Camorra, Hijo del Signo b Black Tiger, Milenium, Pegasso
Camorra submitted Pegasso
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma DQ Kráneo, Olímpico, Psyco Ripper
Psicosis wrestled as Psyco Ripper. Camorra attacked Stigma and took his mask away. Result not mentioned, but appears to be tecnicos by DQ.
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Porky landed his splash on the main event.
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente
Negro defeated Mistico

The CMLL recap also mentioned Mije hurt his shoulder in the Puebla match.

El Hijo del Santo announced he would be suspend his lucha libre career due a spinal injury. The injury is between his fifth and sixth vertebra. There’s a concern of paralysis if it’s not taken fixed, but there doesn’t seem to be any hurry if he stays out of the ring – Santo said he wouldn’t even be having the surgery until February or March. Santo says he’s been dealing with a tingling sensation since September. There is no specific amount of time he will be about; Santo said six or seven months at points in the press conference, but it could be as long as all of 2014. It appears the recovery will take 6-7 months, but Santo waiting to actually have it means that return date is pushed back  pretty far. The exact return date will be a determination by his doctor. Santo made it clear this was not meant to be a retirement and he plans on returning, but will not return if the doctors say he’s at risk for being paralysis.

Santo’s wife is quoted as saying the surgery is the same one the NFL’s Peyton Manning had, which was a neck fusion. The operation itself does not take long, but the recovery takes a while. That article on Manning says patients necks are usually better off after the surgery, though Manning himself had unexpected muscle issues which delayed his recovery. It read as though Santo will most likely be able to return.

There was no attempt to build a feud off this rivalry (which is actually surprising since they did the martinete angle just this summer.) The TxT show this weekend was barely covered – they’ll just be taking Santo out of the main event and making it a three way. All other Santo matches will be “suspended or canceled”, though Santo plans on still appearing on the shows. Santo did say one of the reasons he’s just not retiring is he would like to team with his son, since he was unable to team with his father. Santo even goes as far to say he would only wrestle teaming with his son in 0ne quote. (He says at other points he wanted to wrestle for 40 years.) Santo said the injury was from all the years of wrestling, but said his doctors told him the chair shots to the back were specifically a problem. Santo says his WBC championship is “suspended” unless the WBC decides differently.

Sunday’s Arena Coliseo show is moved to Arena Mexico. Announcers didn’t seem to be sure where were it would be last week and CMLL seems to have changed their mind. That means it’s Titan vs Averno & the ringside barrier.

A Fuego en el Ring article says only 8 luchadoras attended the Stardom tryout, with some others specifically discouraged from trying out by their bosses. Stardom is expected to bring three to Japan, probably from Star Fire, Mystique, Baby Star and Keira, who were the four also on the connected Dos Caras retirement show. It was probably always going to be from that group – why would they already be booked for the show if they weren’t thought to be the best – but those kind of tryouts are probably more useful in instruction and networking as they are actually “winning” the competition.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, Alfredo on the second Tercera Caida and the ChilangaMask show and PosterMania.

It rained on last Friday’s LLF show (no roof), there were three matches, and two ended in draws. That’s a tough show.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Havana Brother I and Gran Prix 2006.

DJ Spectro likes Maskare & Los Infernales and the irregularity of the UWA Junior Lightheavyweight title in two parts.

The Gladiatores talks to Apolo Estrada and writes about the El Brazo tribute show.

AAA has part 1 of their interview with Taya & Daga.

Lineups

DTU (SAT) 11/30/2013 Polideportivo Xonaca, Puebla, Puebla
1) ? vs ??
2) Artikus & Lanzeloth vs Ave Fenix & Heliux
3) Aero Boy & Violento Jack vs Pequeno Cobra & Slayer Pack and Hormiga & Kalibus
4) ?, Joey Ryan, Kaleth vs Ángel del Misterio, La Magnifica, Rey Celestial
5) Roderick Strong vs Jinzo, Drastik Boy, Hacker, Black Fire, Crazy Boy
6) Ángel o Demonio & Ovett vs Cíclope & Miedo Extremo and Demente Extreme & X-Fly

DTU (TUE) 12/03/2013 Arena Aficion
1) ? vs ??
AAAcademia DTU
2) La Magnifica & Lanzeloth vs Artikus & JC MaClean and Kalibus & Xatana
3) Ángel del Misterio vs Kaleth, Aero Boy, Rey Celestial, Violento Jack, Pequeno Cobra, Hormiga
4) Slayer Pack & X-Fly vs Crazy Boy & Jhonky
5) Black Fire & Joey Ryan vs Drastik Boy & Roderick Strong and Hacker & Septimo Dragon
6) Ángel o Demonio & Ovett vs Cíclope & Miedo Extremo and Demente Extreme & Paranokia

DTU cards with Joey Ryan and Roderick Strong. They probably won’t mean a lot as far as drawing casual people in, but I’d bet the luchadors will be thrilled to work them instead of just watching them. Main events continue the Porros/Macizos feud.

IWL (SAT) 12/07/2013 Mercado Las Aguilas, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Estado de Mexico
1) Centinela & Imperio Negro vs Corcel Infenral & Misterio
2) Rayo Star vs Toxin Boy [lightning]
3) Perico vs Arceus, Fly Warrior, Belial, ATM One, Fly Star, Andy Boy, Ciclon Black [IWL INTERNET, TLC]
Periko is champion
4) Dinamic Black & Fresero Jr. vs Arkanos, Kilvan, Shadow, Yoruba [IWL TAG]
Fresero Jr. & Dinamic Black (Gerencia VIP) are champion. Format for the match to be announced.
5) Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett vs ATM, ATM Gold, ATM Super
6) Máscara Dorada vs Valiente vs Arez vs Último Vampiro

That’s quite a main event. (Hope they clean the ring after the semifinal.)

CHILANGAMASK (SUN) 12/22/2013 Coliseo Coacalco
1) ? vs ??
2) ? vs ??
3) ? vs ??
4) ? vs ??
5) Arkángel de la Muerte vs Dinamic Black [FULL HEAVY]
Arkangel is a champion. First defense.
6) Extreme Tiger vs Rey Cometa Impulso
7) Titán (CMLL) vs Aero Boy
8) Silueta vs Chik Tormenta
9) Ricky Marvin vs Tony Rodriguez

4 more matches to announce and card order subject to change. This continues the indy versus CMLL/Ricky theme from the last show.

AAA RCH (WED) 01/01/2014 Arena Lopez Matoes
1) Euro & Olimpus vs Sangre De Lobo & Stryker
2) Ludxor & Venum vs Carta Brava Jr. & Eterno
3) La Parkita (AAA), Lolita, Mamba vs Mini Chessman, Sexy Lady, Yuriko
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.

2014 card! I’m not ready for 2014. I’m also not ready for another year of Psycho Circus versus Consejo.

12/08 AAA TV Lineup (Guerra de Titanes)

AAA TV (SUN) 12/08/2013 Auditorio de la Gente, Tepic, Nayarit
***Guerra de Titanes, 2013***
1) Dinastía, Ludxor, Venum vs El Apache, Machine Rocker, Mini Charly Manson
2) Angélico, Fénix, Jack Evans vs Eterno, Pentagón Jr., Steve Pain
3) Pimpinela Escarlata vs Taya Valkyrie, Mamba, Jennifer Blake, Faby Apache, Pasion Kristal, Yuriko, ? [cage, hair]
4) Blue Demon Jr. vs Electroshock [AAA LA]
Blue Demon Jr. is champion. First defense.
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr. [AAA TRIOS]
Psycho Circus are champions. Third defense.
6) Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, El Mesías, La Parka vs Daga, Jeff Jarrett, Parka Negra, Psicosis

Air Date: 12/14 & 12/21.

AAA also has a travel/tourism package, so I’d guess the unusual pick of Tepic as a location is because of some greater tourism deal. If you’re going, you’re probably going because you want to check out the city and you also get a TV taping thrown in, not because there’s anything super compelling here.

The main event is the Aguascalientes main event plus Jeff Jarrett & Mesias added to each side. Jeff Jarrett is treated like he’s important by AAA but not as much by the fans. The rest of the match is a repeat, and another instance of AAA pushing off anything meaningful the second half of the year. This is weird – I don’t really want to see La Parka/Parka Negra or Perro/Jarrett but they would understandable be more marketable matches. There’s a good chance the atomicos format could hide more weakness and actually turn out to be the better match, but it’s also not a big main event for a major show.

I would guess Mesias beats Jarrett to balance out his loss to AJ, but it’s Jarrett in AAA so anything is possible.

All the AAA trios title matches in the last 18 months

  • 2012-05-19 Plaza de Toros Belisario Arteaga, Chilpancingo, Guerrero – Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano, Toscano b Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown [AAA TRIOS]
  • 2012-08-19 Centro Banamex – Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr., Toscano b Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown [AAA TRIOS]
  • 2012-09-23 Unidad Deportiva 20 de Noviembre, Campeche – Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr., Toscano [AAA TRIOS]
  • 2013-02-18 Lienzo Charro Ignacio León Ornelas, Irapuato – Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr., Toscano [AAA TRIOS]
  • 2013-03-03 Domo de San Luis, San Luis Potosi – Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Argos, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano [AAA TRIOS]

You’d think the Rockers (remember them?) or La Secta would’ve gotten a shot.

Again, just like Texano & Psycho Clown, this could be an actually good match but the program has gone on way too long and the mere existence of it is a turnoff. They’ve also centered things on Hijo del Tirantes, which means nothing really matters until he starts rejected Psycho Circus possible wins and Tirantes either gets away with it or gets replaced by Piero (probably the latter this time.) Nothing matters until that occurs and that’s not an novel occurrence.

Blue Demon Jr. and Electroshock will attempt to have a super technical match and good luck to them.

The mystery spot in the women/exotico’s match – which may actually turn out to be the final match given they have to set up and tear down a cage – should have been Mary Apache based on the build up. Maybe Dorian got her booked in Japan too. I’d guess it’s now the return of Sexy Star (and she’ll be right back to feuding with Faby Apache in Consejo/Psycho fashion), but it’ll be one of the exoticos who lose their hair.

First two matches both look outstanding; coincidentally or not, they’re both the matches AAA didn’t set up at all and just threw guys out there. They’re also both likely only airing on UTDN. (AAA could run better CMLL style cards than CMLL could run AAA cards.) Pentagon Jr. on the rudo team kind of looks like a replacement for Juvi, but it may just be coincidence since Eterno is still on the team and he’s unlikely due to injury. The trios match works, but the card would’ve seemed a bit more special if they had split into two title matches – Fenix vs Pentagon, Jack/Angelico vs Eterno/Pain. Seven matches, three for titles, would’ve had the look of a more meaningful card. I have almost no problem with the trios, but it’d be helpful for those titles to mean something more often and doing the title matches now wouldn’t prevent them from doing them again later.

Machine Rocker returns against three awesome tecnicos! This is a combination sure to work well.  I am not really excited about this card overall, but those opening matches are much better than I thought we’d get out of Guerra de Titanes. I wish the card was overall stronger for AAA’s own sake – if this draws more than half a house, I’d credit local promotion and the newness of the arena over anything on the card – but they’re giving something to look forward to with the first couple matches.

AAA’s last taping of the year is on 12/14, though it probably won’t air until 2014.

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11/23-25 lucha videos

AAA didn’t air this week, but we have the UTDNs for the last couple fo weeks.

Terra Sunday was messed up again, at least for me. I posted it to YouTube as an experiment and have a better plan of dealing with it going forward.

YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC2Gk-CeBaY&list=PL2I0JwI23A_WRI5FmKuu0wONiWKsTJHj2

11/23 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/qvx00t
11/24 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m006bi

11/23 Sobre el Ring: http://www.sendspace.com/file/d83bn0 - Mephisto is the guest.

AAA on UTDN: 2013-11-14
taped 2013-11-03 @ Domo de Parque Solidaridad, Tonala, Jalisco
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/jx25qu
1) Aerostar, Ludxor, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Pentagón Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ewjk0u
2) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu
http://www.sendspace.com/file/k3tbva
3) Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Fénix vs Chessman, Hijo del Fantasma, Texano
http://www.sendspace.com/file/mc3zdo

AAA on UTDN: 2013-11-21
taped 2013-11-03 @ Domo de Parque Solidaridad, Tonala, Jalisco
http://www.sendspace.com/file/t7rg41
1) Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, Mascarita Sagrada vs Mary Apache, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya Valkyrie
http://www.sendspace.com/file/v2jquf
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Eterno, Juventud Guerrera, Steve Pain
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fk5j1t
3) El Mesías vs AJ Styles [TNA HEAVY]
http://www.sendspace.com/file/jmuj2d
Ending
http://www.sendspace.com/file/35ursx

CMLL on Terra: 2013-11-22
taped 2013-11-22 @ Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Disturbio & Guerrero Negro Jr.
http://ul.to/0xt6z15n
2) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Silueta vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
http://ul.to/jfkgvlz7
3) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Virus
http://ul.to/kmunfzx9
4) Atlantis, Blue Panther, La Máscara vs Kráneo, Psyco Ripper, Vangellys
http://ul.to/zgzdjdns

La Lucha Se Le Hace (SLP): 2013-04-20, reaired on Mexicanal on 2013-11-24
taped 2013-04-14 @ Arena Mexico San Luis Potosi
http://www.sendspace.com/file/zvgp6a
1) Aguila Negra & Monstruo vs Camaleón & Daemon
http://www.sendspace.com/file/qe1zxm
2) Brujo Cósmico Jr vs Coronel Castro in a lightning match
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ycaelj
3) Acero Negro & Uniko vs Destructor & Minimaniaco [SLP TAG]
http://www.sendspace.com/file/9nl6o0
4) Amierica, Barón, Sabú Jr. vs Galeno, Rayo De Plata IV, Rayo De Plata Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/dedz56

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-11-23
taped 2013-11-12 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/egepn6
1) Fuego, Pegasso, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Virus
http://www.sendspace.com/file/3zbl24
taped 2013-11-17 @ Arena Mexico
2) Dark Angel vs Dalys in a lightning match
3) Rey Cometa, Super Porky, Thunder vs Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
4) La Sombra, Titán, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-11-23
taped 2013-11-19 @ Arena Mexico
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/16lhil
1) Eléctrico, Pequeño Halcón, Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
http://www.sendspace.com/file/t2tvch
2) Estrellita, La Seductora, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Sugheit
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ejbcfa
3) Delta, Diamante Azul, Titán vs Ephesto, Pierroth, Terrible
http://www.sendspace.com/file/mog2sm
Stellar Moments
http://www.sendspace.com/file/nvxv1o
4) Máximo, Super Porky, Thunder vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Tama Tonga
http://www.sendspace.com/file/eesclu
5) Máscara Dorada vs Volador Jr. for the NWA World Welterweight Championship
http://www.sendspace.com/file/723pbq
Ending
http://www.sendspace.com/file/hlcpff

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-11-23
taped 2013-11-15 @ Arena Mexico
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/nr3t5p
1) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
http://www.sendspace.com/file/5dri07
Mid Show Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/7wp393
2) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Diamante Azul vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Pierroth
http://www.sendspace.com/file/z4wrkr
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Negro Casas, Tama Tonga, Terrible
http://www.sendspace.com/file/mxwzjs

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2013-11-23
taped 2013-11-08 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6zniwg
1) La Máscara & Rush vs Tama Tonga & Terrible for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship
2) Atlantis, La Sombra, Shocker vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

CMLL on Terra: 2013-11-24 - VIDEO FREEZES OFTEN
taped 2013-11-24 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Akuma & Zayco
http://ul.to/13i5po76
2) Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Starman vs Artillero, Canelo Casas, Súper Comando
http://ul.to/yd02fam2
3) Fuego, Magnus, Pegasso vs Boby Zavala, Namajague, Sangre Azteca
http://ul.to/f63agesr
4) Tritón vs Gran Guerrero in a lightning match
http://ul.to/xhs2met4
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Diamante Azul, Sagrado, Thunder
http://ul.to/xt3d15xj
6) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Titán vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
http://ul.to/prhz2m8g

CMLL Puebla: 2013-11-24
taped 2013-11-11 @ Arena Puebla
1) Meyer, Tigre Rojo, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Artillero, Inquisidor, Súper Comando
http://www.sendspace.com/file/htt8xf
2) Metatrón, Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Camorra, Siki Ozama Jr., Toro Bill Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/9seakz
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Virus
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8tf5ub
4) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, La Máscara vs Averno, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla
http://www.sendspace.com/file/2or0tr
5) Negro Casas vs Rush vs Shocker
http://www.sendspace.com/file/usk2t0

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-11-24
taped 2013-11-21 @ Arena Naucalpan
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/61hm19
1) Emperador Azteca, Hip Hop Man, Látigo vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Epidemia
http://www.sendspace.com/file/pmzrul
2) Dragón Celestial vs Douki in a Number One Contenders Match for the IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship
http://www.sendspace.com/file/5s2x36
3) Canis Lupus vs Golden Magic in a super libre match
http://www.sendspace.com/file/sr50zr
4) Eterno & Súper Nova vs Alan Extreme & Veneno and Trauma I & Trauma II
http://www.sendspace.com/file/qnia2v

Noches de Coliseo: 2013-11-24
taped 2013-11-17 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Atomo, Demonio del Caribe, Panthro Jr. vs Infinito, Solovino, Volcan Negro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/74savd
2) Desafio, Panthro, Principe de Oro vs Cats, Koko Viper, Mr. Cuervo
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8ucgnu
3) Pimpinela Escarlata vs Orquídea NegraBello Rubi
http://www.sendspace.com/file/7lvc9h
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., Argos, Texano Jr. vs Corazón de Barrio, Hator, Silver Star
http://www.sendspace.com/file/10s9ex
5) Daga & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo vs Dark Ozz & Dark Scoria
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ast8hx

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AAA on UTDN: 2013-11-07

recap

Jack will moonsault off anything

taped 2013-10-18 @ Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla
El Elegido, Faby Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Dark Cuervo, Mamba, Mary Apache, Mini Abismo Negro: Okay but not particularly exciting mixed tag match. These have become very familiar, but there was nothing technically wrong with this one. Maybe it’s just the same people too often. I don’t know that the Cuervo/Faby thing is really getting over, but they’re trying hard with it.

 

killer DDT

Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Angélico & Jack Evans and Dark Scoria & Dark Spíritu and Aerostar & Drago for the AAA World Tag Team Championship: Good moments at times, but also questionable moments. Action wasn’t strong enough to totally make up for it’s short comings, but there was still more good than bad. Usual dumbness of people breaking up pins in an elimination match, though I believe the champions were the only ones not to do it. That’s why they’re a winning team! Angelico & Jack were just loved enough to not get totally booed for how they won the tag team titles – the Juvi angle was the priority here (so much that Eterno & Steve Pain probably should’ve also been involved), but the new championship still got their moment in the sun. Aerostar & Drago got a better run than Drago & Fenix at TripleMania.

 

Well, he cleared the ringpost this time

Psycho Clown vs Texano Jr. for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship: This match did an excellent job of building Psycho Clown versus Tirantes. I think Texano Jr. was also in the match. Seriously, this was yet another match where AAA doesn’t really trust the young guys to get over with the crowd on their own, so they throw in as many shenanigans as possible which end up overwhelming the match. I didn’t like the blood and the chair spots – partly because they came so soon without much of a build to it – but they were generally doing fine with need to turn into the rudo referee show. It didn’t make any sense, as usual. Tirantes was a happily count pinfalls before and AFTER the one he stopped early, it was just the one time he decided to not count because – uh, reasons.

You know, I’ve never seen Psycho Clown and Marufuji in the same place at the same time…

Tirantes not counting three and pulling Piero out and punching him later on go big reactions from the crowd. A lot of the stuff they did got strong reactions, and it’s got to be noted that the crowd way into chanting for Psycho for the match. If the goal is to get reactions from a live crowd, this match worked well. If the goal is to put on something that feels meaningful as a TV show and to get people to watch week to week, this didn’t work well. Tirantes costing Psycho Clown the title will never be touched on again, and it won’t even feel like it should be touched on again because they’ve done the same exact bit so many times that no one’s surprised when it goes absolutely nowhere. No one’s turning back into see where that story is going (having him beat up after the match is the end of it), and no one is turning into see if someone finally beats Texano because Texano is doing nothing to win. Texano can’t even beat Psycho Clown by himself – not directly, not even by the guy organizing the interference. This was not done as if Texano had some great plan come together; Tirantes just apparently decided he was going to be evil this match for no real reason and Texano got a title match win.

one more Jack moonsault

I’m still pretty certain the best Texano title match was on the WWL show no one saw. Match was fine itself , probably better for you if you love blood, but immensely frustrating in context.

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Caravana de Campeones, Santo photo replaced

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 11/24/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG]
1) Imposible b Douki [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible is champion. Second defense.
2) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo b Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Dr. Cerebro [EdM Trios]
Gringos VIP are champions. First defense. Apolo gave Cerebro a martinete for the win. Cerbero and Apolo challenged each other to a hair match.
3) Trauma I & Trauma II b Oficial AK47 & Oficial Fierro [IWRG IC TAG]
Traumas are champions. Trauma II pinned AK47 after a chair shot. Third defense.
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Fresero Jr., Súper Nova, X-Fly [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Piratas are champions. Fresero replaced Eterno (injury.) Rudos got away with a foul on X-Fly. First defense. Piratas took Super Nova’s mask for good measure.
5) Oficial 911 DQ Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Oficial 911 is champion. Apolo (Mascara) and X-Fly (911) were seconds. Apolo fouled 911 but was caught for the DQ. First defense.

Apolo Estrada and X-Fly kept fighting after their show. Apolo has plenty of people to feud with at once. All the champions kept their championships.

The stolen El Santo photo from the 80 years of lucha libre photo walk has been replaced. The article mentions a Rush photo was previously stolen and replaced.

AAA will have a chat with Perro Aguayo Jr. & Cibernetico tonight at 8pm.

Rob has highlights of 09/22/13 AAA.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 11/28/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Sky Ángel vs Zurdog
2) Emperador Azteca, Látigo, Seiya vs Atomic Star, Electro Boy, Kalim Black
3) Imposible vs Dragón Celestial [IWRG IC Light]
Third defense.
4) Golden Magic, Máscara Púrpura, Toscano vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Súper Nova, X-Fly
5) Alan Extreme & Veneno vs Trauma I & Trauma II [IWRG IC TAG]
Traumas are champions. Fourth defense.

I am not entirely sure what’s supposed to be happening with everyone in the main event – the Traumas sure are coming off as the rudos in their feud which makes Alan Extreme the tecnico – but I think we’ll have a clearer idea after htis match.

First match for Purpura here in seven years. I am guessing he’ll do a shooting star press.

Dragon Celestial lost the #1 contenders match, which means he had to wait four whole extra days to get a title shot. Whatever, it’ll be a good match.

Person doing the poster who doesn’t know Electro Boy’s partner is Atomic Star and no one seems to know how Kalim Black is meant to be spelled.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-11-02

recap

Felino elbow drop

taped 2013-10-25 @ Arena Mexico
Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas: by the numbers midcard match. Seemed more of a Peste Negra showcase live, maybe editing made it more balanced. Rudos stood out more, técnicos did just their normal routine where possible. Mascot fighting has been much more rare of late, so that stood out too. Between Negro Casas and Puma, this was quite the match of forgotten Angel de Oro feuds.

 

QeMonito Suicida

Blue Panther, Máximo, Mistico vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero: Shorter than usual match with just enough time to get in the the usual spots. Mostly a técnico showcase; rudos were barely in control before the técnicos turned it back around and there wasn’t much here to begin with. Nothing to note.

 

Blue Panther avalanche tope

La Sombra, Rush, Thunder vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Vangellys: More build up to Rush versus Tama, who were good against each other. Tama seems better as a rudo this time around (which makes sense give his year.) They’re really trying to get Rush cheered in this feud, which is so weird given his other ongoing feuds and popular reaction. Vangellys got a clean winning pin on Sombra here, a thing that actually happened. I’m not sure when Vangellys getting wins over top guys will stop being weird.

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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.

Lineups

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.

Links

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.

Lineups

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.

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CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-11-02

 

“they’ll fix this in editing”

recap

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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