taped 2013-05-26 @ Deportivo Toltitlan, Tultitlan, Estado de Mexico
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CMLL (TUE) 07/09/2013 Arena Mexico [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), CMLL]
1) Molotov & Sensei b Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) La Vaquerita, Tiffany, Zeuxis b Dalis la Caribeña, Estrellita, Luna Mágica
Estrellita shot off streamers before the match.
3) Delta b Boby Zavala [lightning]
Delta won with a moonsault. Delta was bleeding significantly thru the top of his mask during the match, unsure how he was hurt.
4) Namajague, Rey Bucanero, Tiger b Máscara Dorada, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 2/3. Namajague snuck in a foul on Mascara Dorada.
5) Averno b Titán [MEX WELTER]
Seconds were Mascara Dorada and Rodolfo Ruiz (Averno’s father.) Averno took falls 1/3 to keep the title in the usual quick early falls/long last fall format. Averno dodged a Titan tope in the third fall, and Titan crashed hard. Averno threw him in and laid on top for the win. Titan was strechered out. Averno’s first defense.
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Thunder DQ Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja, Pierroth
Niebla fouled and pulled off Thunder’s mask for the DQ. Niebla Roja needed medical help after taking a Thunder chokeslam.
Mistico would often miss a tornillo to the outside and get pulled back in to be pinned when CMLL needed to have him lose a match but wanted to protect him. The title match finish might have been the same thing.
Crossing fingers for a Mascara Dorada/Namajague feud.
CMLL (TUE) 07/09/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Metatrón & Virgo
Rudos took 2/3
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Ráfaga, Skándalo b Leo, Starman, Stigma
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Goya Kong b Princesa Blanca
One fall match. Goya Kong used a middle rope splash for the win.
4) Gallo, Guerrero Maya Jr., Super Porky b Olímpico, Psicosis, Sangre Azteca
Gallo replaced Hijo del Fantasma. Porky pinned Psicosis.
5) Mistico, Shocker, Valiente DQ Felino, Mephisto, Volador Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3, Volador pulling Mistico’s mask in the third. Mistico challenged him to a title match next week.
Next week’s singles match will probably end nearly the same way.
Rob has highlights of 05/17/2013 CMLL.
This Sunday’s Arena Coliseo Monterrey show has Konnan Big versus everyone and Fake WWE wrestlers.
Rey Bucanero wants Shocker’s hair (revenge for losing his mask) and Negro Casas’ hair (revenge for Felino taking his hair.)
La Copa talks Ciclope vs Joe Lider.
The lucha libre exhibit in Monterrey’s Museo del Noreste is the most visited exhibit in the history of the musem.
CMLL (MON) 07/15/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Bam Bam & Shockercito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
2) Estrellita, Luna Mágica, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
3) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
4) Diamante Azul, Shocker, Super Porky vs Pierroth, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
5) Stigma vs Pegasso, Leono, Tigre Rojo Jr., Robin, Skándalo, Siki Ozama Jr., Disturbio, Espíritu Maligno, Inquisidor [cage, mask, hair]
Arena Puebla cage matches tend to end with local Puebla luchadors losing their mask (and often ending their Arena Puebla careers.) They’ve been hinting at Espiritu Maligno being the local who loses this time, probably to Stigma, but also went ahead and did that exact finish this week. They rarely do that two weeks in a row.
First time Bam Bam’s been in this arena in a year. Assuming he shows up.
AAA RCH (THU) 08/01/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Freelance & Seiya vs Alan Extreme & Fulgor I
2) Faby Apache, Fénix, Miss Gaviota vs Bugambilia, Pentagón Jr., Taya Valkyrie
3) Lolita vs Sexy Lady [bull terrier]
4) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Decnnis, Veneno, Danny Casas, Saruman, Apolo Estrada Jr., Dinamic Black, Extreme Tiger, Golden Magic, Picudo Jr., Centvrión [Copa High Power]
5) Texano Jr. & Villano IV vs Chessman & Daga and Eterno & Súper Nova and Trauma I & Trauma II and Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [cage, hair, mask]
Main event is listed as a five way tag match, but is really last man in the cage loses their hair or mask. It seems like it’s either Eterno or Hijo de Pirata Morgan unless RCH is throwing around a lot of money. Hijo de Pirata Morgan just lost his mask, so maybe Eterno’s mohawk is not long for this world.
taped 2013-05-24 @ Auditorio Municipal de Tampico
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WWL (SUN) 07/07/2013 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, LuchaMania Monterrey, RFC, WWL]
1) Galactar & Kaientai b Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II and Dralion & Rey Orion
Best match on the show
2) Difunto I, Genocida, Iron (Monterrey), Memo Valles b Hijo Del Mongol Chino, Misionero, Perverso, Totem
Fans liked Genocida.
3) Estelaris Jr., Hombre Sin Miedo, Laredo Kid b Máscara Púrpura, Ninja Jr., Rico Rodriguez
Very good match, better than any that followed it.
4) Colt Cabana b Hijo del Fishman
Hijo de Fishman replaced ACH. Colt was far superior, but used the ropes to win anyway. Fans chanted for him before the match.
5) Ivelisse Vélez DCOR Taya Valkyrie
Fought on the ramp long enough to get the DCOR. Zumbi and Colt Cabana had to pull them apart after the match.
6) Axel b Hijo de Espanto II
7) Tommy Dreamer b Sabu
Not good reviews.
8) Mr. E & Sexy B b Hijo de Kato Kung Lee & Vengador (Monterrey) and Heddi Karaoui & Zumbi and Eita & Tomahawk T.T. [WWL TAG]
Match for vacant titles. Hijo de Kato and Vengador replaced Wagner & son, and took the pin. Mamitos were not good.
9) Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Super Parka b Apolo, Ricky Banderas, Ricky Casanova
Match to honor Hector Garza. Super Parka replaced La Parka. Hercules Gomez was supposed to be on the Puerto Rican team, but it was said he couldn’t be there due to passport issues. Ricky Casanova, who was heel WWL GM on the show, ruled it would be 3-2. WWL Produce Hugo Savinovich (backed by Los Mamitos) overruled Casanova and put him in the match. Perro and Cibernetico did not get along. Cibernetico wrestled in his mask for the whole match. Super Parka tried the same, but it was pulled off. Perro double stomped Rico for the win, then Mesias and Apolo beat up Casanova after the match including a Mesias martinete.
10) Blue Demon Jr. b Big Daddy V [PWR HEAVY]
Demon kept the title. Big Daddy V seems to have lost some weight.
11) Mil Mascaras & Sicodélico Jr. b Villano III & Villano IV
Mil Mascaras working a semimain! One fall match.
12) Bobby Lashley DQ Monster Pain [WWL HEAVY]
Mistress Glenda Lee broke up a pin for the DQ, so Monster Pain kept the title. (Title usually changes hands on DQ here, but not in WWL.) Mesias got involved with the post match, helping Lashley (and being set up as next challenger?) Mesias gave martinetes to Mistress Glenda Lee and the referee.
So much intestinal damage. LuchaMania Monterrey says the building 85-90% . Arena Coliseo Monterrey often looks to be 10-15% full, and ticket prices were higher for this show, so that’s a good number. They’d probably want it to be a full house, but I can’t begin to understand how the WWL business plan works. This seems like it went a lot better than the first show anyway. WWL aired matches from the last iPPV on their TV show, so I’m sure some or all of this will turn up there or on Noches de Coliseo.
LuchaMania Monterrey has video of Mil Mascaras’ entrance. This was his first appearance in the arena since 2008. First time he’s been in a semimain here since 2004 (behind a Octagon mask vs Pentagon III’s hair.)
How does one acquire one of these t-shirts? Do I have to earn it?
CMLL announced the final En Busca de un Idolo standings. As usual, the poll ended early on the weeks where they needed to determine matchups.
225 Stuka Jr.
That confirms the Vangellys vs Valiente match on Friday for the championship.
Can’t find results of Arena Puebla last night in the usual places. Cinco Radio mentioned Stigma beat Espiritu Maligno to win the cibernetico and there were cage match challenges as expected. No date confirmed.
Tonight’s the big Averno vs Titan title rematch, with Titan trying to win back the title he lost due to injury. We’re also at the time of the year where title changes are are arranged to make up the numbers for the CMLL Universal Tournament, probably happening in early September. The most recent title change, Tanahashi & Liger (not a usual team in Japan but known in Mexico) winning the tag team titles seems to have happened to set them up to come to Mexico and it probably paid a fact in both recent trios title changes. The current champion
Virus (CMLL LIGHT)
Polvora (CMLL WELTER)
Dragon Rojo (CMLL MIDDLE)
Rey Escorpion (CMLL LH)
Terrible (CMLL HEAVY)
Liger (CMLL TAG)
Tanahashi (CMLL TAG)
Valiente (CMLL TRIOS)
Mistico (CMLL TRIOS)
Mascara Dorada (CMLL TRIOS, NWA WELTER)
La Sombra (NWA MIDDLE, IWGP IC)
Diamante Azul (NWA LH)
Averno (MEX WELTER)
La Mascara (MEX LH, MEX TRIOS)
Titan (MEX TRIOS)
Rush (MEX TRIOS)
(It’s too bad CMLL can’t be bothered to do real matches of any length for this tournament, because there would be some good matches.)
That’s 16 champions for 16 spots in the bracket. We learned last year that it doesn’t have to be limited to 16 – they could just ‘forget’ to include Virus again – but it pretty much has to be at least 16. Titan beating Averno tonight would reduce the field to 15, so it would have to be coupled with something like one of the double champions – La Mascara or Mascara Dorada – losing a singles title to someone else (Volador?) to fix the numbers down the road. It’s most likely these champions are frozen in place for the next couple of months and Titan does not win tonight. Will be a good match either way.
CMLL’s added a Delta vs Boby Zavala – battle of the guys with weird campana variations that desperately need names – as a lightning match which won’t air.
Sangre Azteca & Nitro aren’t making their usual trip to France this summer. The French promotion that brings them in, APC, says Sangre Azteca could not go due to “obligations in Mexico” and Nitro has a visa problem. Sangre will have to give up his title but both are expected to go in October instead.
Mil Mascaras likes the idea of Villano V’s Fuerza Imperial promotion, saying he’s helped promotions start off well before. He specifically cites AAA here, and that’s not true at all. He didn’t show up in AAA until 1996 and then only very briefly. Mil Mascaras was actually part of starting up the US based IWA promotion in 1970s, which failed, but I’m not sure how much Mil is responsible for that.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
El Brazo & Silver King visited very young children who live with their jailed mothers. That is the saddest story.
Sadica beat Angelica to win the LLF Juvenil Championship.
R de Rudo has their own video of Zumbi & Karoui vs Blue Demon & Hijo del Santo.
CMLL wrestlers headed to Tuxtla Guiterrez in August.
Terrible excels in making wacky faces during Bullet Club group poses.
AAA, IWRG and Puebla were all repeats. I accidentally hit stop in the middle of SLP on Canal9 recording (which surprised me by working again), so the third and fourth matches were pretty wrecked.
YouTube Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2I0JwI23A_UKjB2rFhZBG13hsFFGLZui
CMLL on Terra: 2013-07-05
taped 2013-07-05 @ Arena Mexico
1) Stuka Jr. vs Fuego in a En Busca de un Idolo match
2) Valiente vs Vangellys in a En Busca de un Idolo match
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-07-06
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7hm5x2
taped 2013-06-30 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Dark Angel vs Princesa Blanca in a lightning match
2) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Shocker vs Pierroth, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.
3) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis vs La Máscara, Rush, Titán for the Mexican National Trios Championship
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-07-06
taped 2013-07-02 @ Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Oro Jr. vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Hijo del Signo, Nitro, Nosferatu
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sangre Azteca
4) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
5) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Valiente vs Averno, Pierroth, Volador Jr.
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-07-06
taped 2013-06-28 @ Arena Mexico
1) Pegasso, Starman, Tritón vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
2) La Sombra vs Volador Jr. [IWGP IC]
CMLL on Televisa: 2013-07-06
taped 2013-06-28 @ Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
Blue Panther honored
2) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Mistico vs Averno, Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla
3) Negro Casas, Shocker, Terrible vs Máximo, Rey Escorpión, Rush in a relevos increíbles match
La Lucha Se Le Hace (SLP): 2013-07-06
taped 2013-06-30 @ Arena Mexico San Luis Potosi
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/kvz7oc - big edit in the middle
1) Aschard & Power Boy vs Dark Angel (slp) & Dragon Fantasma
2) El Infiel, Fuerza De Fuego, Sexy Lore vs Misterio Negro, Pegassus Black, Poder Satanico
La Lucha Se Le Hace (Mexicanal): 2013-07-07
tape date unknown - Halloween 2012 maybe?
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4ybmzw
1) Senor Dante, Galeno vs Belcebu, Alma Roja
2) Dark Angel (SLP) vs Aqua Boy
3) Los Pitufos vs Dr. Satan, La Diabla, Comando Infernal
Mil Mascaras highlight package
4) Dinastia de Plata vs Muerte Viventes
CMLL on Terra: 2013-07-07
taped 2013-07-07 @ Arena Coliseo
Full Show: http://ul.to/3yw3zc42
1) Höruz & Robin vs Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
3) Tritón vs Raziel in a lightning match
4) Bushiroad, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
5) Diamante Azul, Shocker, Thunder vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Vangellys
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Volador Jr.
Noches de Coliseo: 2013-07-07
taped 2013-06-09 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
Full Show: http://ul.to/1a9ejoxw
1) Rey Demonio Jr. & Veneno vs Sky Kid & Zumbi
taped 2013-06-30 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
2) Golden Boy, Memo Valles, Papi Chulo vs Babe Fox, Dulce Canela, Pancho Tequilla
3) Hijo Del Centurion Negro vs Black Spirit
Todo x El Todo: 2013-07-07
taped 2013-06-22 @ Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
1) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Centvrión
2) Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón vs Black Terry, Scorpio Jr., Shu el Guerrero [WWA TRIOS]
3) Blue Demon Jr. & El Hijo Del Santo vs Heddi Karaoui & Zumbi [PWR TAG]
IWRG (SUN) 07/07/2013 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Araña de Plata & Fulgor b Freelance & Galaxie
2) Imposible b Astro Rey Jr., Dragón Celestial [IWRG IC Light]
Final survivors from a three way last week. Impossible submitted Astro Rey to win the title.
3) Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro, Freeyser DQ Apolo Estrada Jr., Oficial 911, Tomahawk
Tecnicos took straight falls, 911 fouling Dinamic Black in the second.
4) Fuerza Guerrera, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., X-Fly b Trauma I, Trauma II, Veneno
Rudos took 1/3, X-Fly taking Trauma I’s mask.
5) Solar I b Negro Navarro [FMLL MASTER]
Negro came in as champion, but Solar submitted him in a one fall match.
Solar held that title last we heard, so I guess it’s good he got it back. Impossible is good, so glad he won a title. So weird to have Freelance working the opener.
I was planning on posting WWL results from Sunday. They have them on their Facebook – but in the comments, people say the Wagners didn’t appear (listed in the results) and suggest other people didn’t show up and mention the result of the opener is wrong, so maybe I’ll hold off for a day. LuchaMania Monterrey will have the correct ones up soon enough.
A poster on Box Y Lucha has done a great job of putting together a list of lucha libre restaurants, shops and gyms in Mexico City, with street addresses and Facebook accounts where known. This is definitely worth bookmarking if you’re headed to Mexico and want to know where Super Astro is now at or where you can train with Starman.
The Arena Queretaro Facebook says AAA tapes in Queretaro on 08/16. There’s at least one unannounced taping between Xalapa in the middle of July and that show.
Jennifer Blake gets a shot at Faby Apache’s Reina de Reinas title in Arena Solidaridad this Sunday. The undercard is a tournament of promotions, and lists Stukita on the ex-CMLL team. He hasn’t been on a CMLL show since the end of April. It’s a shame if Stukita’s really gone from CMLL.
AAA interviews Los Reinas del Ring tonight on their weekly video interview.
Pompin talks about his career – he wanted to be a luchador but Santo thought he’d last longer as a referee – and his invitation to join the Cuban revolution.
Rob has extended highlights of Turbo.
- Crazy Boy explains his Mexican Power expansion plans.
- Sadica won the LLF title.
- The IWL cage match three way team match will be Psycho Circus vs Porros vs Guapos VIP.
- Profile of Hermano Muerte Jr.
Lucha Libre in Japan
07/07 NOAH: Taiji Ishimori b Super Crazy [GHC JR]
Ishimori keeps his title, as expected. Crazy was seconded by Pesadilla, with young trainee Nieto del Santo (wearing the Santo mask) at ringside.
CMLL (SUN) 07/14/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Leono vs Cholo & Ramstein
2) Oro Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Camorra, Hooligan, Nosferatu
3) Bushiroad, Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Vangellys
4) Namajague & Shigeo Okumura vs Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. [Arena Coliseo TAG]
Okumura & Namajague are champions, first defense
5) Super Porky, Thunder, Titán vs Kráneo, Psicosis, Volador Jr.
6) Blue Panther, Máximo, Rush vs Mr. Águila, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
Title match should be good, and so should the main event.
CMLL (SUN) 07/14/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Índigo & Metalik vs El Piraña & Relampago
2) Halcón de Plata & Leo vs Infierno & Satara
3) El Hippie, Sky Kid, Tony Escobedo vs Acertijo, Jocker, Sádico
4) Gallo, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Exterminador, Maléfico, Ráfaga
5) Diamante Azul & Máscara Dorada vs Averno & Mephisto
Black Metal & Barbaro must’ve known they had this Sunday off!
AAA TV (SUN) 07/07/2013 Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de Mexico [AAA]
1) Argenis & Súper Fly b Argos & Dizzy
bonus match. Argenis beat Dizzy with a moonsault.
2) Alebrije, Atomic Boy, Niño Hamburguesa b Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Mamba
Joe Lider & Crazy Boy asked Alebrije, Cuije and Atomic Boy to join the Mexican Powers, and they said Yes! And then they won, Atomic Boy beating apache.
3) Drago, Fénix, Flamita b Pentagón Jr., Steve Pain, Último Gladiador
Steve Pain’s TV debut. Fenix beat Gladiador with a tornillo.
4) Alan Stone, El Elegido, Toscano b Daga, Halloween, Psicosis
Halloween replaced Eita (WWL). Toscano pinned Halloween.
5) Angélico, Jack Evans, La Parka DQ Chessman, Eterno, Parka Negra
Parka Negra fouled Parka, and seem to get away with it, but the fans convinced Piero to call the DQ.
6) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Canek, Silver King, Texano Jr.
Canek was the unadvertised surprised. Psycho Circus still won, Psycho Clown frog splashing Silver King.
Air Date: 07/20? The week after Leon.
Tecnicos won every match and nothing much happened (no offense to the Mexican Powers.) This location seemed like a Fusion taping when the location was announced. It still kind of feels that way after the show, and adding a match means they could easily send two matches to Fusion and air the rest on Televisa/UTDN. Matches still look good, tercera should be a lot of fun.