12/13-15 lucha videos

I missed most of the Puebla opener. Lucha Libre Mexico has the full show.

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2I0JwI23A_U4viFHwnqGupH5gFMTUoSI

12/14 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/nwf876 - started five minutes late, ran late
12/15 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/2b8rds

12/14 Sobre el Ring: http://www.sendspace.com/file/53do4o - Maximo guests

TV Azteca’s “La historia detrás del mito” on Arena Mexico: http://www.sendspace.com/file/gtcc92

AAA on UTDN: 2013-12-05
taped 2013-11-15 @ Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/i2ldtm
1) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Eterno, Juventud Guerrera, Steve Pain
http://www.sendspace.com/file/dgiugn
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pentagón Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/d99td5
3) Blue Demon Jr., El Mesías, Electroshock vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/1r3wgb
4) Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Fénix vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fhjliz

La Lucha Se Le Hace (SLP): 2013-05-18, reaired on Mexicanal on 2013-12-15
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ngdc8w
taped 2013-05-12 @ Arena Mexico San Luis Potosi 
1) Brujo Cosmico & Tiger Boy vs Coronel Castro & Sombra Del Misterio
http://www.sendspace.com/file/m536u8

2) Acero Negro, Bala de Plata, El Uniko vs Destructor, Mascara Infernal, Vagabundo
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fybodq

3) Heavy Force & Men vs Fuerza Maligna & Magnifico Del Ring
http://www.sendspace.com/file/6ortzn

AAA on UTDN: 2013-12-13
taped 2013-11-22 @ Plaza de Toros San Marcos, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ioy5uv
1) Faby Apache, Pasion Kristal, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Taya Valkyrie, Yuriko
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ebay5a
2) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu
http://www.sendspace.com/file/qpzoxs
3) Angélico, Fénix, Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/wev7h8
4) Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, La Parka vs Daga, Parka Negra, Psicosis
http://www.sendspace.com/file/df8q7a

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-12-12
taped 2013-12-10 @ Arena Naucalpan
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/1ps2wo
1) Black Nico, Lady Drago, Voltar vs Mercenario De La Muerte, Sexy Girl, Ultimo Caballero
http://www.sendspace.com/file/dzj5hz

2) Skrull Metal & Versus vs Muerte Infernal II & Vampiro Metalico II
http://www.sendspace.com/file/1vtyhz

3) Alfa, Omega, Seiya vs Araña de Plata, Atomic Star, Electro Boy
http://www.sendspace.com/file/u4cmih

4) Black Lancer, Hip Hop Man, Serpiente de Oro vs Anubis Black, Fulgor II, Kalim Black  – first half of match only
http://www.sendspace.com/file/5kxlo1

5) Alan Extreme, Astro Rey Jr., Blue Monsther, Canis Lupus, Centvrión, Fresero Jr., Golden Magic, Picudo Jr. vs Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor I, Látigo, Matrix Jr., Power Bull, Sky Ángel, Zurdog [Toreno FILL]
http://ul.to/fop0u120

CMLL on Terra: 2013-12-13
Full Show: http://depositfiles.com/files/e63k25vg5
taped 2013-12-13 @ Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Oro Jr. vs Canelo Casas & Herodes Jr.
http://ul.to/j69dmdij
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
http://ul.to/dsdqsp10
3) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
http://ul.to/brxlgtex
4) Blue Panther vs Negro Casas in a lightning match
http://ul.to/hb1uf5fa

AAA on Televisa: 2013-12-14
taped 2013-12-08 @ Auditorio de la Gente, Tepic, Nayarit
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/7mhjsj
1) Pimpinela Escarlata vs Taya ValkyrieMambaJennifer BlakeFaby ApachePasion KristalPolvo de EstrellasSexy Star in a cage match for the hair
http://www.sendspace.com/file/6ngmiy
2) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr. for the AAA World Trios Championship
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ji3btu

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-12-14
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/b6qxg2
taped 2013-12-03 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Astral, Eléctrico, Fantasy vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
http://www.sendspace.com/file/visrm7
taped 2013-12-08 @ Arena Mexico
2) Máscara Dorada, Thunder, Valiente vs Averno, Euforia, Tama Tonga
3) Máximo, Rush, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-12-14
taped 2013-12-10 @ Arena Mexico
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/xyd4qi
1) Bengala & Metatrón vs Cholo & Zayco
http://www.sendspace.com/file/9c619x
2) Metálico, Molotov, Sensei vs Disturbio, Hijo del Signo, Nosferatu
http://www.sendspace.com/file/k2vbso
3) Fuego, Soberano Jr., Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Sangre Azteca
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cskjrr
Stellar Moments
http://www.sendspace.com/file/va0qb4
4) Blue Panther, Shocker, Thunder vs Felino, Mr. Águila, Tiger
http://www.sendspace.com/file/pvesw1
5) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Máximo vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Rey Escorpión
http://www.sendspace.com/file/s0j6q0
Ending
http://www.sendspace.com/file/52bro9

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-12-14
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8t612g
taped 2013-12-06 @ Arena Mexico
1) Titán vs Pólvora in a lightning match
http://www.sendspace.com/file/4esx8c
2) Diamante Azul, Rush, Super Porky vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Último Guerrero
http://www.sendspace.com/file/w7oelb
3) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psyco Ripper
http://www.sendspace.com/file/t73yhu

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2013-12-14
taped 2013-11-29 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/dg76l4 - missing a chunk in the middle
1) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Shocker vs Euforia, Tama Tonga, Último Guerrero
2) Mr. Águila vs Psyco RipperVolador Jr.MisticoValienteMáscara DoradaKráneoLa MáscaraBlue PantherMorphosis in a cibernetico match

CMLL on Terra: 2013-12-15
Full Show: http://depositfiles.com/files/x6dl75u43
taped 2013-12-15 @ Arena Mexico
Intro
http://ul.to/u8ko1yvg
1) Leono & Robin vs Akuma & Inquisidor
http://ul.to/yx8v2jn4
2) Astral, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior
http://ul.to/syzucvm9
3) Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero in a lightning match
http://ul.to/k1bsd2u6
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sangre Azteca
http://ul.to/knrlk6dr
5) Blue Panther, Rush, Thunder vs Pólvora, Rey Bucanero, Tiger
http://ul.to/dyg1ezwl
6) Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Negro Casas, Pierroth
http://ul.to/lx02k69o

CMLL Puebla: 2013-12-15
taped 2013-12-02 @ Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Robin vs Akrón & Akuma
http://www.sendspace.com/file/whizyx – FINISH ONLY.
2) Asturiano, Magnus, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Camorra, Fuerza Chicana, Toro Bill Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/z30tfy
3) Sagrado, Stigma, Tritón vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Cancerbero, Raziel
http://www.sendspace.com/file/zcjhhk
4) Blue Panther, Delta, Titán vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
http://www.sendspace.com/file/wx5zya
5) Atlantis, Mistico, Shocker vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
http://www.sendspace.com/file/l5dtgh

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-12-15
taped 2013-12-15 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragón Celestial, Hip Hop Man, Látigo vs Araña de Plata, Kaling Black, Zurdog
http://www.sendspace.com/file/3z3xfy - commerical break during match
2) Diva Salvaje, Golden Magic, Miss Gaviota vs Douki, Imposible, Oficial 911
http://www.sendspace.com/file/m8uet0
3) Alan Extreme, Máscara Púrpura, Veneno vs Fuerza Guerrera, Súper Nova, X-Fly
http://www.sendspace.com/file/mk0bfq
4) Dr. Cerebro vs Apolo Estrada, hair vs hair
http://www.sendspace.com/file/no727p

Noches de Coliseo: 2013-12-15
taped 2013-12-01 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Brandon Del Rio & Golden Boy vs Genocida Show & Mongol Chino Jr. 
http://www.sendspace.com/file/tmdj6n
2) Hijo De Centurion Negro vs Ejecutor 

http://www.sendspace.com/file/pczctp
3) Angel Justicerio, Erika Sotelo, Larry Miranda vs Corazón de Barrio, Silver Star, Vaquero Romo 

http://www.sendspace.com/file/ea7h6o
taped 2013-12-08 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey 

4) Circio Negro II, Golden Boy, Simbolo vs Babe Fox, Baby Power, Silencio 
http://www.sendspace.com/file/7z36qz
5) Sexy Piscis vs Tony BoyBlack Warrior Jr.Cirio Negro IRey Demonio Jr.Super Jack, loser loses mask
http://www.sendspace.com/file/3gr6bo

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CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-11-09

Espanto Jr. does – something.

recap

taped 2013-11-05 @ Arena Mexico
Bengala & Camaleón vs Cholo & Espanto Jr.: Formula opener match. Still waiting for Camaleón to get a real chance; he may not be flashy enough to make it, but his gear is worth a shot on it’s own and the finish was really great. Bengala was doing fine until that finish.

 

Camaleon frontcracker > every Inquisidor frontcracker ever

Oro Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro: A pleasant surprise! A good combination – Tuareg are best with people who are going to go all for their shots, Soberano and Oro can turn into ragdolls as easily as they can fly – and motivated people. Hooligan’s more than willing to crush guys if they’ll be willing to be crushed, and the técnicos were very willing. They got in their offense too, and this was helped by being a new matchup for the Tuareg but I think it would’ve good even if it was the fifth time they’ve done it.

 

HOOLIGAN CRASH

Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany: Seemed like they were headed to the ultra-rare two fall match with no disqualification, until the very weak one to end it. Second fall was stretched out because there was only two of them, but didn’t feel as tedious as other times they’ve done this. Action was solid for this group.

 

Brazo de Averno

Máximo, Super Porky, Thunder vs Averno, Ephesto, Shigeo Okumura: A match. Exactly what you’d expect with the técnico side and nothing really more than that. Averno played foil to Porky well. Thunder is bad, as always.

 

Mascara Dorada: golden wave

Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Titán vs Mr. Águila, Mr. Niebla, Namajague: Fun to see Namajague work with this group of técnicos for the first time in a while. This was mostly a Niebla match, but the técnicos got in their parts too and Aguila was in good form. Camera work near the end wasn’t so great, but at least they picked it up on replay.

 

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Dr. Cerebro shaves Apolo Estrada

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 12/15/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Fulgor I & Fulgor II b Alfa & Omega
2) Dragón Celestial, Hip Hop Man, Látigo b Araña de Plata, Kaling Black, Zurdog
3) Douki, Imposible, Oficial 911 b Diva Salvaje, Golden Magic, Miss Gaviota
911 used a ref bump to sneak in a foul on Golden Magic.
4) Alan Extreme, Máscara Púrpura, Veneno b Fuerza Guerrera, Súper Nova, X-Fly
Eterno was in the crowd, on crutches. Super Nova borrowed one of the crutches to play around with before the match, then took Purpura out in the crowd during the match so Eterno could hit him with a crutch. Veneno pinned X-Fly.
5) Dr. Cerebro b Apolo Estrada [hair]
Apolo won a quick first fall. Cerebro rallied back to win fall 2. 911 (Apolo’s second) stole Golden Magic (Cerebro’s second) mask, and Golden Magic went to the back to find a new one. It took him a great deal of time. 911 interfered a lot, Magic came back and moonsaulted 911, and Cerebro beat Apolo with a superbomb. Apolo got a chunk of hair taken off in the ring and more backstage. The Doc would like a title shot next.

Yesterday, I mentioned how Konnan said a planned tecnico turn for him in AAA Mexico was scuttled because the plans for him to be a heel in AAA US. there’s also been a general sense AAA has been holding back and waiting for the US launch to do certain things. I used to think that was a good idea, but I’ve done a 180 on the concept in the last few weeks and now believe it’s not a smart move.

We still don’t know very much about the AAA US promotion (which is kind of amazing given it’s supposed to be 3 months away from launching, but that’s another topic for another slow news day), but what we know about is the El Rey people in charge are approaching it like AAA has zero or nearly zero brand identity in the United States. Possible changes like a different name or making the characters more super-heroic could only be done if there wasn’t a concern about putting off people in the US who were already following the product. They’re starting from scratch decisions, which you can only make once you admit you’re at scratch. There are people in the US who do follow AAA – the kind of people who read this website or tried to purchase TripleMania – but that’s a small amount of people compared to the numbers it’s going to take AAA US to be viable.

If you’re starting AAA US as new for a new audience, then nothing that’s gone on in AAA Mexico matters to that audience. They don’t know it’s been 10 years since Konnan was a tecnico in Mexico, because AAA US just started to exist. They don’t know how big a deal it would be for [luchador X] to win a title or [luchador Y] to betray another and turn tecnico, because they’re unaware of the history or build up to that moment. AAA US could spend effort teaching them that history, but they’ve got get over who these people are first for it to matter. Telling the ending of stories or even the second act of stories will be lost on these new people – they just came in, they didn’t see the first act. AAA US has to be the start of new things.

It also doesn’t make a lot of sense to me to hold things back in the Mexico promotion, or even really treat them as related promotions early on. The number of people who will be following both the US and Mexico wing will be very small. Very few people in the US follow AAA in Mexico, and very few people in Mexico will  be following the US promotion. The inconsistencies are only going to bother a minor group of people, not enough to revolve your booking around. There’s going to be a lot to get across for AAA US when they start up, don’t deal with the baggage of the last ten years of stories at the same time, and don’t handicap the promotion you’re counting on supporting you by waiting for the US audience to catch up. Tell the best stories you can right now, and make them all match up later on if it makes sense then. Give yourself the best chance to succeed and don’t worry about the crossover details.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Mask maker Jade has a new website.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-11-09

 

Titan reversal

recap

taped 2013-10-29 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Gallo, Smaker, Tritón vs Felino, Puma, Tiger: Fun trios match, like most of the Felino/Puma/Tiger trios matches have been of late. Smaker and Gallo both fit in good here and this was a steady night for Triton. Even Gallito got more involved than usual. Nothing wrong with this at all.

Fiebre Amarilla

taped 2013-11-03 @ Arena Coliseo
Mephisto vs Titán for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship: This was going along at a good pace, but the injury happened too soon in the third fall to know how it was going to turn out. (The Daga/Halloween vs Crazy/Marvin match is your better late injury match, to that extent.) It’s possible this was the finish planned for the end all along; Titan didn’t seem too surprised when Mephisto told him it. I think Mephisto might have gotten two different injuries in this match – Volador was working over the hip/back after the dive, but Mephisto was limping after the dragon screw – but I hope he gets healthy enough for them to try this all again.

 

Namajague face slam death

Namajague & Shigeo Okumura vs Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. for the Arena Coliseo (DF) Tag Team Championship: GREAT. Best match in 2013 where one of the participants randomly strikes a fan in the closing minutes? It’s got to be in the discussion! CMLL was surprisingly good at making sure we never saw what happened, but enough of the live crowd saw it to make it a distraction for the live crowd – but they were still into the match! Crowd was generally much more receptive to this than I would’ve guessed. Match seemed stronger to me on the rewatch; Delta and Maya have grown as a tag team and Namajague is just great at making everything look big. I wanted a bigger ending or at least something where the rudos get foiled trying to cheat their way to another win, but this still had a lot in it.

Sacrifica Maya

This desperately needs a name. Delta Formation?

 

 

Negro Casas versus Volador, Konnan on GdT

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (SUN) 12/15/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Leono & Robin b Akuma & Inquisidor
Tecnicos took 1/3, but not before the rudos ripped up Robin’s America jersey.
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior b Astral, Fantasy, Shockercito
Rudos took 2/3 in a quick usual match.
3) Cancerbero b Súper Halcón Jr. [lightning]
Cancerbero won via motocicleta in 7:47.
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado, Stuka Jr. b Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sangre Azteca
Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Blue Panther, Rush, Thunder b Pólvora, Rey Bucanero, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Felino, Negro Casas, Pierroth b Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Maximo was announced originally, but replaced by Mistico on Monday, then by Atlantis on Wednesday. Rudos took 1/3, Negro popping up from a front cracker to sneak in a foul on Volador. Negro belittled Volador and challenged for a title shot.

Really dead show. I think they’re turning up the ring sound to make it seem louder, but it still can’t hide when there’s not many people in the seats.

CMLL (SUN) 12/15/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Piraña b El Capitan
One fall.
2) Acertijo & Sádico b Halcón de Plata & Javier Cruz Jr.
Rudos took 2/3, Acertijo sneaking in a foul on Cruz.
3) León Blanco b Magnum
One fall. Leon one with a cristo.
4) Esfinge, Gallo, Leo DQ Demonio Maya, Infierno, Maléfico
Tecnicos took 2/3, Malefico pulling Gallo’s mask.
5) Diamante Azul, Titán, Tritón b Bárbaro Cavernario, Espectrum, Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) La Máscara b Gran Guerrero
Mascara took 2/3.

Arena Coliseo Guadalajara announced the Tuesday shows on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Even would be pushed back to Wednesday. That’s the usual practice – CMLL always runs on the holiday, never the eve – and Arena Mexico will announce the same in the upcoming days.

Today’s MLW Radio includes some AAA tidbits about Guerra de Titanes. It’s about 16 minutes in and not long, but there are two main news items. Konnan does not use almost anyone’s name in talking about the show, seemingly feeling his podcast friends and listeners are mostly unfamiliar with a product his company will make a big splash in the US in 2014. It means I may be confusing a “that person” with a “that person”, and Konnan notes (discussing another subject) he may be getting people or words confused because he’s so high. It’s not really a podcast about getting every little fact right. It’s always worth listening for yourself if you want to figure it out, but I’m going to spend a lot more words unravelling in than Konnan did explaining it.

Yuriko quit because he was going to lose his hair in the cage match. (Konnan does not say Yuriko, but there’s only one person who quit.) It’s not totally clear when Yuriko found out and when he quit, but it sounded like the quitting was very late and they were working on a solution the day of the show. It was Konnan’s bosses who thought Pimpinela might be okay with it, and it sounds like Pimpi had no problem. There was a little extra drama because Konnan said the a different third was going to lose when going over the match with the eight people in it, and that person about fainted when they heard they were losing. Konnan straightened it out and it all turned out okay, but it was an extra hassle in a day where he’s got a full plate.

The bigger news is the surprise Konnan hyped last week was Konnan’s own tecnico turn. It was not explained how it would’ve worked, just that it was decided he needed to be a heel for the US promotion so they couldn’t turn him here. The next idea was an unnamed main eventer turning from tecnico to rudo. “And that…that didn’t go down. So, at the last minute, we had to change things.” It’s never said who refused, if that’s what happened, but it would have to be one of Cibernetico, Mesias and La Parka.

So Konnan had to spend the night rebooking the angle and getting all eight guys on the same page (and in the right spots) for what they did instead. That was complicated by the Jarrett’s not showing up until the semimain due to fights issues. (Boring aside: Jarretts had flight delays due to ice issues in the US, but the only flights going from DF to Nayrit that day left at 3pm and 7pm. The Jarrett’s flight schedule seemed like they wouldn’t have ever been able to make that 3pm flight. At any rate, normal practice is to be in town the day before the show to avoid these kind of issues and it probably was the Jarrett’s call to make it same day.)

(I know, I can’t believe I looked up flight times either.)

One of the things had to be rebooked was Zorro’s run in. Konnan wanted the lights to go out for Zorro’s appearance after one tecnico had turned on another. Again, no names, but that sounds like Perro was supposed to turn on Cibernetico, Zorro makes the save, only Zorro’s evil and helps Perro. The people in charge of the lights and Zorro’s run-in didn’t understand their cue or just didn’t execute right, because they actually turned off the lights before Perro turned, so Zorro was making a save for no reason. (This is probably why no one was quite sure right away what how Perro figured in – his moment got skipped over.) Konnan feels like it worked in the end but seemed to really like the idea of the save swerve and was disappointed it didn’t happen.

That change in plans explains the final product seemed so uninspired. AAA probably wasn’t putting together a Nueva Sociedad, and definitely not one with the same people, if either of Konnan’s first two plans came together. They did what they could with what they were left with, but did not go into this major card cycle knowing they’d end up there. (The negative reaction to GdT was not mentioned at all.)

When I first was thinking about this, I also thought it as Perro’s turn was a makeup because other people weren’t turning – but I guess Perro and whoever else could’ve both turned rudo at the same time. There didn’t seem to be a concern about doing too many things in the same segment as it was, so one more would not have been a problem.

My hunch, based on absolutely nothing and assuming I’ve got this story right, is Mesias passed on turning. I can’t imagine AAA even asking the other two.

Pasion Kristal took Diva Salvaje’s hair on Saturday.

La Vaquerita explains she’s out of action due to a right knee injury suffered in her final match in Japan. The doctors told her she’d need surgery at first, but now believe she may just be able to rest and rehab it. That’s her hope, as well as to challenge for the CMLL title in 2014.

Super Libre had interviews with El Faraon & Chik Tormenta.

Rob has highlights of 10/02/13 AAA and 10/04/13 CMLL.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of the AULL show on Saturday.

SuperLuchas #515 has a Guerra de Titanes recap.

12/14 AAA TV Results (Puerto Vallarta)

AAA TV (SAT) 12/14/2013 Hard Rock Hotel, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco [Lucha Libre AAA]
1) El Elegido, Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada b Dark Cuervo, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
Faby Apache replaced Jennifer Blake (pneumonia, returning to Canada.) Mascarita beat Mini Abismo. Sexy Star tried to help the rudos, but it backfired on Taya.
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans b Daga, Steve Pain, Toscano
Usual finishing sequence of moves on Toscano. Rudos turned on Toscano after the match (so he’s still a tecnico.)
3) Blue Demon Jr., Cibernético, Fénix b Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr., Silver King
Sociedad ran in to attack Cibernetico for the DQ. Other tecnicos came out and ran them off to end the show.

Air Date: 01/18 if they take usual three week holiday break. (No one knows for sure.)

All the tecnicos won and nothing substantial happened. A good time was had by all (assuming from the pictures.)

No word on the first 2014 taping. It’ll probably be a few weeks before we heard about that.

too many Reappers, Naucalpan anniversary

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (FRI) 12/13/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Canelo Casas & Herodes Jr. b Camaleón & Oro Jr.
Rudos took 1/3 in a very sloppy match.
2) Boby Zavala, Shigeo Okumura, Virus b Fuego, Pegasso, Tritón
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3, Atlantida on Averno.
4) Negro Casas b Blue Panther [lightning]
Blue Panther replaced Valiente (moved up) on Monday. Negro won cleanly with a casita in 9:08 and they shook hands after the match. (Feud over.)
5) La Máscara, Rush, Valiente b Tama Tonga, Terrible, Vangellys
Marco Corleone was originally announced, but replaced by Valiente on Monday. Rush beat Terrible with the Rush Driver to win. Terrible was stretchered out.
6) Niebla Roja, Reapper, Último Guerrero b Mistico, Titán, Volador Jr.
Volador had the win, but was distracted by a second Reapper. The one in the match pinned Volador using the ropes

I presume the mystery Reapper was Morphosis. (He’s dressed up like Psicosis II before.) There are other, more interesting, possibilities.

Angelico & Jack Evans talk about their match tonight. The AAA wrestlers had a red carpet event yesterday.

Triton, Tiger, Princesa Blanca, and Zeuxis taped a segment for TV show Venga la Alegria. That’s a TV Azteca show.

This week’s Tercera Caida after the cameras video with Super Pinocho and Super Muneco.

Black Fire talks about his chances of winning the DTU Alto Impacto championship.

Preview of CMLL’s card on Monday.

Ecatepec luchadors Crixus, Lirio de Plata y Optimus boast about their recent tour of Japan. I have never heard of these people before.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 12/19/2013 Arena Naucalpan
***Arena Naucalpan 36th Anniversary***
1) Alfa, Emperador Azteca, Omega vs Fulgor I, Fulgor II, Kalim Black
2) Dragoncito De Oro & Mini Multifacetico vs Bracito De Plata & Piratita Morgan
3) Diva Salvaje, Dr. Cerebro, Miss Gaviota vs Canis Lupus, Danny Casas, Douki
4) Alan Extreme, Máscara Púrpura, Veneno vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Súper Nova, Trauma I
5) Oficial Fierro & Trauma II vs Oficial 911 & X-Fly and Golden Magic & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [relevos suicidas]
6) ? vs ?? [hair, mask]
losers of previous match

It would be a tremendous surprise if Golden Magic & Hijo de Pirata lost, but the other two teams could advance to the final. Trauma’s not going to lose either.

Holiday season means the minis are back. It hasn’t been announced, but they frequently skip the last Thursday of the year.

CMLL (FRI) 12/20/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Leono & Pegasso vs Cancerbero & Raziel
2) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Puma
3) Blue Panther, Máximo, Super Porky vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
4) Atlantis vs AvernoLa MáscaraOlímpicoDeltaFelinoTritónTigerStuka Jr.Shigeo OkumuraTitánVirus [Leyenda de Plata, semifinal]
5) Volador Jr. vs Reapper

Expected main event. Should find more about Reapper II.

Atlantis is not going on vacation yet. A lot of people who don’t appear to have a chance involved – maybe Atlantis, Averno, La Mascara and Titan are the only realistic finalists.

Still no Sombra on a Friday show. He ought to be in next week’s Leyenda de Plata – though so should Volador. And Rush. Which probably means a lot of people are skipping this while going home.

great match roundup, week of 2013-11-09

Yes, I got around to doing this again.

Great/Excellent Matches

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-11-09
taped 2013-11-03 @ Arena Coliseo
Namajague & Shigeo Okumura vs Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. for the Arena Coliseo (DF) Tag Team Championship – GREAT.

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-11-09
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-11-09
AAA on UTDN: 2013-11-14

Matches To Watch Later
Don’t have anything.

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XMW, CMLL preview

No IWRG last night. The first leg of the LigaMX final was last night (for the first time ever, on a cable channel – Fox Sports) which might be the reason. Leon beat national favorite America 2-0, which probably made Cibernetico and Octagon sad.

XMW (SUN) 12/08/2013 Iglesia de la Santa Cruz, Distrito Federal [lucas]
3) Herodes Jr., Marc Hauss, Stukita, Yuriko b Belial, Fly Warrior, Low Rider, Wotan [Copa Grand Prix]
CMLL vs XMW. Elimination match with Herodes winnning.
4) Vamper b Legendario, Metaleón, Terremoto, Mascara Sagrada Jr. [XMW LH]
Vamper won the new championship
5) Ricky Marvin b Arez [XNL CHAMP]
Ricky Marvin is champion
6) Demoledor b Ludark Shaitan, Obscuro, Fly Star, El Dollar [Tournament Of Death]

Lucas posted this in the comments days ago, I just remembered to post it up here today. Titan didn’t make the elimination match but Yuriko did by surprise. Tercera Caida had highlights from the show (outdoors in front of a church) and interviewed the ex-AAA exotico, who explained a little bit why they left. Yuriko said he wanted to be a tecnico, was unhappy for  a while and is much happier now that he left. Still is weird timing to be with AAA for years (back to the Night Queens) and quit before a rare actual big match.

Impulso was scheduled to be in the main event, but got into a car accident. He didn’t wrestle but he did make the show. I don’t know if being in a car crash or being in a Tournament of Death is worse on your body. I’ve only been in one of those and it’s not a fun time.

CMLL Gaceta previews tonight’s CMLL main event as Volador and Mistico hanging on Titan’s coattails. At least that’s what I’ve decided what the graphic means. They face Ultimo Guerrero, Niebla Roja and Psicosis II/Psis Reaper/Reapper/Ripper/Fred in the continuing Volador/Invasors feud. Next week kicks off the Leyenda de Plata tournament, CMLL will occasionally pair a singles match with a cibernetico, so perhaps a Ripper/Volador singles match will be set up tonight. The other match of extra interest is the Terra main event: Blue Panther versus Negro Casas in a 10 minute match, reuniting their feud of 21 months ago. Tercera (Avernos vs Atlantida) looks good.

LuchaWorld has a recap of this week’s Tercera Caida.

Angelica and Estrella Explosiva talks about their apuesta match.

as do Demenzia & Epydemius and Dranzer & Scravos.

Los Truenos think their experience will beat Sky Kid & Smaker’s youth.

Brazos promo for the upcoming Arena Queretaro show.

DJ Spectro looks at a battle of the 60s vs the 70.

There’s a mass at Arena Puebla today.

Photos from an Elegido autograph signing.

Hidalgo luchador Kulikitaka was given a Sports Merit award.

12/14-16 lucha times

box.

No TxT. Dunno. Would assume it’s not coming down.

This week’s C3 aired the originally advertisement for En Busca de un Idolo season 2, with no context or explanation. It could mean anything or nothing at all with CMLL. This is not the first time that show as associated with En Busca de Un Idolo. Season 1 was originally advertised as airing on that network, then much later aired on Fox Sports 2 with no reason given. That should be the same expectation for whatever happens here.

LAS and AYM will air any IWRG show at any time. Tuesday’s FILL show has already been airing at random times for random lengths.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Part 1 of Guerra de Titanes, which could mean anything. La Sociedad Reloaded probably airs week 2, so maybe the cage match and the trios title match on week 1.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Volador’s debut as a tecnico, which will be really confusing on the show which has edited out all mention of him turning tecnico the last two weeks. Rush in the semimain.

52MX: last Sunday’s show, which I do not remember at all. Volador/Negor feuding, there was there. GDL match appears to be a minis match.

C3: More Maximo/Escorpion/Chiquito build.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Guerreros vs Atlantis/Mistico/Shocker

Terra Friday: Blue Panther vs Negro Casas should be a thing and should be a draw but Negro Casas will make sure that doesn’t happen.

Terra Sunday: More Volador/Negro Casas plus a Halcon/Cancerbero lightning match

Lucha Azteca: Invasors vs tecnicos, which was disappointing.

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: they’ve been showing the Tuesday show already and the Sunday show is an afternoon show, so maybe this is the Sunday show? That would be Cerebro vs Apolo in a hair match. Show is listed as starting a half hour late at 11pm.

Noches de Coliseo: No results from Sunday’s show, and Tuesday’s show was more interesting. Maybe a mix.

IWL: probably doesn’t air. No episode turned up from this past week.

DTU: matches from the 10/13 Arena Pavillon del Norte, including a Artikus/Drastik Boy vs Flamita/Rokcy Lobo vs Lanzeloth/Septimo Dragon

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