Sin Cara first anniversary show, Star Jr., Espiritu Negro

Mistico/Sin Cara/whatever says he’s promoting a lucha libre show for the first anniversary of his Sin Cara Gym. No date announced, but that should be a fun time. This is my favorite recent Sin Cara retweet.

Ultimo Dragoncito replaces Astral on Friday’s show.

New CMLL luchador Star Jr. was interviewed ComunicateDigital. As noted earlier, he’s Star Boy Jr. with a slightly different name and has been training with Virus and Franco Colombo in CMLL. He says he likes the work of a lot of luchadors, but Ricky Marvin’s style is the his favorite. That’s a good guy to emulate.

Arena Queretaro confirmed the Espiritu Negro in Puebla next week is Queretaro’s Espiritu Negro. He is Rey Cometa’s brother (Cometa is the first guy to congratulate him in the comments)

The CMLL TuriLuchas bus resumes it’s schedule this Friday. It had been off the last two weeks during the holidays (which actually makes some of those holiday crowd more surprising.)

DTU announced La Magnifica & Aero Boy vs Keira & Drastick Boy in a tables with light tubes match for their 02/01 Arena Lopez Mateos show.

CMLL has video promos from Barbaro Cavernario and Familia Panther.

Coliseo Coacalco has a main event of Magnifico, Iron Love, Negro Navarro vs Super Comando, Artillero and Principe Odin Jr. That last trio are all brothers.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

02/09 AAA TV Lineup (Ecatepec) – Rey de Reyes Group 3

AAA TV (SUN) 02/09/2014 Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de Mexico
1) Jinzo, Ludxor, Venum vs ?, Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr.
2) Aerostar, Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake vs El Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
3) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Juventud Guerrera & Steve Pain
Nino Hamburguesa will be with the Mexican Powers
4) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Chessman, Daga, Pentagón Jr.
5) Cibernético vs El Elegidoel Hijo del Perro AguayoElectroshock [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
listed as Group 3
6) El Mesías, Fénix, La Parka, Psycho Clown vs Jeff Jarrett, Parka Negra, Texano, Zorro

Air Date: 02/15, 02/22

Did AAA release this one early so I wouldn’t have it up first again? NAH. This sadly means I have like 3 AAA posts left for the next 31 days, which is kind of depressing. Maybe some recaps ones too, those are always plesant.

Speaking of, I just watched Guerra de Titanes Part 2 last night – everything recap wise is way behind for a variety of reasons – and sincerely wrote that the main event seemed like blow off for Jeff Jarrett in AAA. I am a tremendous fool. Back again. On the other side, you have to give AAA credit for giving Ecatepec what passes for a major show main event match on a regular TV taping. This paragraph has become too sarcastic, let’s try a new one.

Everyone seems to be working under the impression that Jarrett is starting his own promotion in the US. That would seem to be something competing for the same general space as AAA US. TNA could similarly be seen competition when Jarrett was working for them, but working with potential competition does not seem like a concern to AAA. It fits with their desire to work with CMLL, saying it’ll make both groups stronger. I’m personally unconvinced it’ll work that way, but AAA’s pretty consistent on this.

This is the first six match taping of the year*, so there’s probably not another until 02/23, and maybe 1 or 2 before Rey de Reyes. They’re obviously making a lot of headway on the tournament itself and there’s enough repeated match ups that other stuff may be in place. Texano and Mesias seem to be opposite each other a lot in particular.

Cibernetico and Perro Aguayo have be in the same block of three straight tournaments and have lost without getting pinned the last two times. If it happens again, it’s probably good news for Electroshock.

Tercera is listed as Nueva Generacion AAA. Chessman’s never not new. Like in Toluca, plenty of titles and maybe a title program after that.

Mexican Powers vs Anarquia is a street fight, but it’s also probably every Mexican Power match. No sign of Eterno in action yet.

Aerostar! With probably no one great for him to work against except Apache, so that’s a weird thing. I don’t know if they should swap him and returning Fusion superstar Jinzo, since a women’s 4 match for the Reina de Reinas title seems likely and hte opener is just there to give different guys a chance, but it would be nice if the Space Cadets got to team up – I think the CMLL version has more teamups still, and that should be impossible.

* – assuming there’s not a surprise block 1 to be added to Naucalpan; AAA’s acknowledged there’s something to be announced. This is a very big reach, but AJ Styles doesn’t have a booking that Friday and it’s possible they didn’t have him (or someone like him) locked in when that lineup was announced by may be able to announce him  later on. Shot in the dark.


Leo & Cruz Jr. take Disturbio & Acertijo’s hair, Generacion 2014, Rey Hechicero, Ari Romero, Santo Jr.

CMLL (MON) 01/06/2014 Arena Puebla [El Popular, Porra Fresa]
1) Meyer, Robin, Star Jr. b El Rebelde, Espíritu Maligno, King Jaguar
Debuts for Rebelde and Star Jr.
2) Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito, Saurón b Eléctrico, Stukita, Último Dragoncito
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Fuego, Sagrado, Stigma DQ Camorra, Raziel, Virus
Camorra tried to wrestle in his mask but Stigma stopped him. Camorra got his team DQed.
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Shocker b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
5) Volador Jr. b Averno [NWA WELTER]
Volador took falls 2/3, the last with a Spanish Fly, to keep the title.

Too bad Star Jr. & Rebelde didn’t debut a week earlier, they could’ve been in Copa Jr.

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (TUE) 01/07/2014 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Metálico & Robin b Ramstein & Zayco
2) Camaleón, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. b Artillero, Canelo Casas, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Raziel b Stigma [lightning]
Stigma replaced Hombre Bala Jr., lost to the Super Raziel Driver.
4) Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger b Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro
Team Casas took 1/3. Negro snuck in a foul on Black Panther to get the win. Team Panther demanded a super libre rematch next week.
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Shocker b Bárbaro Cavernario, Euforia, Niebla Roja
6) Rush, Stuka Jr., Titán b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3. Rush beat Terrible.

Negro Casas getting away with a foul to beat you is a proper CMLL introduction.

Nuevo Valores Tuesdays might be a ongoing thing.  It would make sense for next week with the reduced star power. Next week is also a Fan Appreciation show, with some tickets marketed down to 50 and 30 pesos.

CMLL (TUE) 01/07/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Esfinge & Metatrón b Espectrum & Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Dragon Lee, Star Jr., Starman DQ El Rebelde, Hechicero, Hooligan
Tecnicos took 1/3, the last when Hooligan pulled Starman’s mask.
3) Gallo, Smaker, Tritón b Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura
Tecnicos took 2/3. Zavala used the ropes to beat Gallo in the first, and Gallo did the same in the third.
4) Javier Cruz Jr. & Leo b Acertijo & Disturbio [hair]
Rudos jumped the tecnicos. Rudos took the first, but Acertijo was caught fouling Cruz in the second. Leo pinned Disturbio in the third. Distubrio and Acertijo got their hair shaved.
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, La Máscara, Máximo
Rudso took 1/3, Niebla getting away with a foul on Niebla.

Niebla/Atlantis feud for everyone!

Hechicero turns out to be Monterrey wizard Rey Hechicero. He’s getting a tryout and isn’t full time. He’s awesome, and CMLL would be foolish to let him go (but I’d bet it depends on what else Rey Hechicero has going on.) Hechicero seems like a more natural tecnico but Hechicero as a rudo would mean things like Rey Hechicero versus Guerrero Maya Jr. are possible and I’ve got no problem with that.

CMLL has a new Facebook page. They list Star Jr. & El Rebelde as part of Generacion 2014, so that class may now be official. As mentioned previously, El Rebelde is Hooligan’s son (ex-Ultimo Rebelede, appeared on one of the lucha libre documentaries helping his father make gear.) Over on the luchawiki, it’s been figured out that Star Jr. is the ex-Star Boy Jr. He was seen in IWRG as part of Tony Rivera’s Neza squad and was wrestling in AULL late last year.

There’s an Ari Romero tribute show on Sunday in Ciudad Juarez. The main event will be Magno, Aereo, Trimegistro vs Fussion, Rey Escorpion (Juarez), and Hurricane Hector, with a Mango vs Ari Romero Jr. singles match as the semi main event.

Santo Jr. says he plans on returning to Japan this summer, then starting his career with TxT after his return. He plans on using the Tempestad name when he starts. Santo Jr. feels more urgency to take up the Santo name sooner with the possibility of his father retiring or even cutting down his career. His original plan was three summers in Japan but may cut it down; his father is telling him to take his time though and he’s going to wait until he’s ready to take the Santo mask before switching to that name. Santo Jr. talks up defending his father in feuds with Hijo del Solitario and Angel Blanco Jr.

Rey Cometa is said to be fully recovered from his forearm fracture in time for the FantasticaMania trip.

DJ Spectro says Mictlan and Rudy Reyna are in both having health issues. He says Mictlan is having kidney problems (and he says it’s due to steroids), while Reyna has had a leg amputated.

Cerebro Negro has also been in the hospital due to bad pneumonia, but is said to be doing better.

LuchaWorld has PosterMania.

Bill has highlights of 10/06/13 CMLL.

Sexy Star says people were claiming it was a fake Sexy Star who wrestled at Guerra de Titanes. This is not true. I don’t think the world could handle two Sexy Stars.

La Jarochita is happy to return to an AAA TV show.

DJ Spectro looks back at Villano I.


CMLL (MON) 01/13/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Meyer vs Disturbio & Inquisidor
2) Camaleón, Flyer, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Espiritu Negro, Fuerza Chicana
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
4) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pierroth, Pólvora
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Shocker vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Terrible

I wasn’t kidding about Atlantis/Niebla feuds for everyone.

That’s Volador’s brother Flyer debuting in the segunda. I saw him on an IWL show in September and he was green but had promise. He’s on the main roster quicker than I figured. The only Espiritu Negro can find Rey Cometa’s brother – you may remember seeing him when Cometa lost his mask – but he’s a bit old for being a rookie so it could be someone else.

CMLL (TUE) 01/14/2014 Arena Mexico
1) Leono & Magnus vs Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Robin, Soberano Jr., Stigma vs Espanto Jr., Herodes Jr., Inquisidor
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Sagrado, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero, Guerrero Negro Jr., Raziel
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Sangre Azteca [lightning]
5) Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger vs Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro
6) Delta, Super Porky, Valiente vs Boby Zavala, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora

“Boby Zavala as alternate Revolucionario member” would’ve been on a top 5 CMLL forgotten storylines of 2013, but they’ve brought it back for Nuevo Valor Tuesday. Semimain is the (non-super libre) rematch, lightning match will decide which ancient civilization was better for all the times.

CMLL (TUE) 01/14/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo vs Ráfaga
2) Dragon Lee, Star Jr., Starman vs El Rebelde, Hechicero, Hooligan
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Silueta vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
4) Gallo, Smaker, Tritón vs Felino, Gran Guerrero, Virus
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Shocker vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Terrible

Second match is a rematch. Gallo/Zavala issue seems like just a one show thing.

01/30 AAA TV Lineup (Toluca)

AAA TV (THU) 01/30/2014 Gimnasio Agustín Millán
1) Argenis, Dinastía, Gotita de Plata vs Argos, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown
2) Drago & Faby Apache vs Dark Cuervo & Mary Apache
3) Angélico, Fénix, Psycho Clown vs Daga, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.
4) La Parka vs Blue Demon Jr.Parka NegraChessman [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
listed as Group 2
5) Cibernético & El Mesías vs Texano & Zorro

Poster here.

Air Date: 02/08 & 02/15.

No idea where Rey de Reyes Group 1 disappeared to. I keep looking back at the Naucalpan lineup thinking I’ve missed something, but they haven’t announced one. Down with numeric order hierarchy! Groups for this year’s Rey de Reyes will be 2, 58, the letter F and a drawing of a snake.

This is a very early start to the build to Rey de Reyes and the tournament itself. It’s not explicitly listed as a semifinal but that’s the only thing that makes sense with that group of names. It also means there will be more non-tournament matches on Rey de Reyes this year without the group stage matches.

The segunda and tercera may be taking advantage of that opening. It’s billed as the New Generation of AAA, but it also might be a lead into a Fenix or Daga title defense. Both Cruiserweight and Fusion titles were pretty much frozen in 2013, but there’s likely challengers on either side. Fenix and Daga in particular are against each other on back to back shows. (Is Angelico meant to be a cruiserweight? I dunno.) The second match is a resumption of the mixed tag team title feud from all the way back in August, but then traded fro the cage match. It’s no sure thing any of these things will advance, but they’ll have room with no tournament.

random side thought because I saw one of these when I deleting the broken video links today..
Top 5 Dropped AAA Storylines of 2013!
(ranked by how much they amuse me)
5) Los Mirreyes – they did wrestle, but surprisingly few times for how much was put into the build up
4) Ricky Marvin, member of Perros del Mal
3) Ozz vs Daga
2) the brand extension
1) Billy El Malo’s mystery protege!
also receiving votes: Konnan & Dorian fired, the entire Fusion TV show, the Cruiserweight title

AAA Fusion superstar Gotita de Plata goes a cool 8 months between TV appearances. I am happy to see him but also assume Dizzy must’ve been busy. Argenis and Argos make the show and figure to make a lot more 2014 shows.


Volador keeps NWA Welterweight Title, gets to defend title again

Volador kept the NWA Welterweight Championship over Averno in Puebla. CMLL announced the Volador versus Mascara Dorada singles match on 01/19 (FantasticaMania) will now also have that title on the line.

Today’s Arena Mexico show is being pushed on “Nuevo Valores!” That’s turning into a skid. Main event looks like it’ll be fun with Rush, Titan, Stuka vs Terrible, Rey Bucanero and Virus. Semimain is Shocker, Guerrero Maya, Delta – the trio was supposed to be a team after Forajido un Idolo, so maybe Shocker’s gotten over the kid’s ditching him – against Euforia, Niebla Roja and Barbaro Cavernario. Fourth from the top is a special Panther & Panther’s Sons vs Negro Casas & Felino’s Sons.

For what it’s worth, Terra’s preview of Friday’s show does not include Volador/Negro Casas.

Bill has highlights of 09/29/2013 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

TerceraCaida has a poll for luchador of the year. You’ll need a Facebook account to vote.

There’s  contest to win a spot on the April ChilangaMask show.

Porra Fresa concludes it’s appearance counts for the year with the regular CMLL roster.

Blue Demon & Hijo del Rey Misterio will be on the 01/19 PWR show.

DJ Spectro looks back at Mil Mascaras vs Canek.

Ohtani’s Jacket watches more 1992 lucha.


IWRG (SUN) 01/12/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Hip Hop Man & Látigo vs Matrix Jr. & Zurdog
2) Ángel Del Amor & Emperador Azteca vs Atomic Star & Electro Boy
3) Centvrión, Dragón Celestial, Golden Magic vs Anubis Black, Canis Lupus, Imposible
4) Alan Extreme & Veneno vs Súper Nova & X-Fly [IWRG IC TAG]
Veneno & Alan Extreme are champions. First defense.
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Lizmark Jr., Vampiro vs Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Pirata Morgan

Cien Caras is still heavyweight champion, in case you’re wondering where they might be going with Vampiro appearances. This would be Hijo de Dos Caras’ debut here. That’s going to be a tough main event.

It appears there’s no Thursday show next week, and there won’t be one next week due to the AAA TV taping.

CMLL (SUN) 01/12/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Brillante vs El Tapatío
2) Idolo vs Satara
3) El Divino & Javier Cruz vs El Yaqui & Évola
4) Sky Kid vs Demonio Maya
5) Esfinge & Gallo vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Maléfico
6) Guerrero Maya Jr., Shocker, Smaker vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Pierroth

The Maya/Euforia parts should be good.

Gallo/Arkangel issue appears to be on going.

WWL (SUN) 03/09/2014 Domo del Deportivo Plan Sexenal, Distrito Federal
1) Skayde, Vengador Radioactivo, Zumbi vs Astro Rey Jr., El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr.
2) Zeuxis vs Paloma Rouse
3) Sabu vs X-Fly
4) Mr. E & Sexy B vs Hijo De Dos Caras & Sicodélico Jr. [WWL TAG]
Mr. E & Sexy B are champion
5) Carlito & Chavo Guerrero vs Juventud Guerrera & Ricky Marvin
6) Blue Demon Jr. vs Monster Pain [WWL WORLD]
Monster Pain is champion

Announcing a card two months ahead of time is ambitious. The two other lineups aren’t announced but are probably about the same. Guessing this will be the least interesting Ricky Marvin around DF match of 2014. Sabu vs X-Fly is a real match.

01/03-05 lucha videos

Replacement Channel update

All the taken down videos will either go up on or

Order for the reuploads

Noches de Coliseo – complete!
CMLL C3 – complete!
CMLL Gala – complete!
TxT – complete!
IWRG – complete!

Puebla – in progress
52MX – will require re-editing.
CMLL Fox – need to do some experimenting to see if this is safe to post.
AAA – AAA’s own channel has you covered, so I’m handing other things first.
IWL – most (all?) are already up on the TerceraCaida channel
CMLL Terra – waiting to make sure DailyMotion doesn’t ban them too.

I will not be reuploading the SLP unless someone requests it. I’m also skipping non-match segments to speed this up. If I feel safe, I may cut up the 52MX matches which aired on Terra get posted to YouTube. (It’s about figuring if Terra is banning based on the entire video, on just their logo showing up, or just finding it because Terra is listed in description.)

I will also be updating the video links in the database eventually.

I’ve noticed Daily Motion allows you to easily download the exact file I’ve uploaded. If you’re someone who downloads individual Terra matches, please try that method and let me know if it works – it’s preferable for me than also uploading them to

This Week’s Stuff

YouTube Playlist:

01/04 WWC:
01/05 WWC:

AAA on Televisa (UTDN): 2014-01-02
taped 2013-03-17 @ Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey
1) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
2) El Mesías vs Heavy Metal, La Parka, Parka Negra, Octagón, Pentagón Jr. in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament semifinal match
3) LA Park vs Jack Evans, Villano IV, Psicosis, Drago, Chessman in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament semifinal match
4) Canek vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Cibernético, Electroshock, Silver King, Toscano in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes semifinal match
(all three matches)
5) Texano Jr. vs Blue Demon Jr. for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship
6) Canek vs El Mesías, LA Park in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament final match

CMLL on Terra: 2014-01-03
taped 2014-01-03 @ Arena Mexico
DailyMotion Playlist:
Pre Show
1) Fantasy & Pequeño Halcón vs Pequeño Violencia & Pequeño Warrior
2) Starman, Stigma, Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
4) Máximo, Shocker, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
5) Titán vs Negro Casas in a CMLL’s Leyenda de Plata Tournament final match

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-01-04
Full Show:
taped 2013-12-25 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Fuego, Gallo, Tritón vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Nitro, Nosferatu
taped 2013-12-29 @ Arena Mexico
2) Máximo, Super Porky, Valiente vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Pierroth
3) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs La Máscara, Shocker, Volador Jr.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-01-04
taped 2014-01-01 @ Arena Mexico
1) Pegasso, Sagrado, Sensei vs Puma, Raziel, Sangre Azteca
2) Hombre Bala Jr. vs Súper Halcón Jr., Dragon Lee, Oro Jr., Stigma, Robin, Guerrero Negro Jr., Canelo Casas, Black Panther, Hijo del Signo, Cachorro, Herodes Jr. in CMLL La Copa Junior
Stellar Moments
3) La Máscara, Máximo, Valiente vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
4) Mephisto vs Atlantis for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-01-04
taped 2013-12-27 @ Arena Mexico
1) Blue Panther vs Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente, Fuego, Máximo, Pegasso, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión, Mephisto, Pólvora, Reaper, Puma in a CMLL’s Leyenda de Plata Tournament Block B
2) Atlantis, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-01-04
taped 2013-12-20 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show:
1) Atlantis vs Averno, La Máscara, Olímpico, Delta, Felino, Tritón, Tiger, Stuka Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Titán, Virus in a CMLL’s Leyenda de Plata Tournament semifinal match
2) Volador Jr. vs Reapper

CMLL on Terra: 2014-01-05
taped 2014-01-05 @ Arena Mexico
DailyMotion Playlist:
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr. & Herodes Jr.
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong vs Amapola, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
3) Eléctrico vs Astral, Stukita, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito, Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Nitro in a Pequeno Reyes del Aire match
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Super Porky vs Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
5) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

CMLL Puebla: 2014-01-05
taped 2013-12-23 @ Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Sensei vs Espíritu Maligno & Toro Bill Jr.
2) Eléctrico & Shockercito vs Pierrothito & Saurón
3) Sagrado & Stigma vs Boby Zavala & Camorra
4) Blue Panther & Delta vs Shigeo Okumura & Virus
5) Atlantis, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máximo vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) La Máscara, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Mr. Águila

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-01-05
taped 2014-01-01 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragoncito De Oro & Mini Rey Cometa vs Mini Dr. X & Mini Jocker
2) Bombero Infernal, Centvrión, Dr. Cerebro vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Tupac Amaru Jr.
3) Alan Extreme, Golden Magic, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Oficial AK47
4) Lizmark Jr., Vampiro Canadiense, Villano IV vs Cien Caras Jr., Súper Nova, X-Fly

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-01-05
taped 2013-12-29 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Texano Jr. vs Psycho Clown for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship

IWL on TVC Deportes: 2014-01-06
taped 2013-08-27 @ Arena Aficion
1) Gotita de Plata vs Concord
2) Infierno Kid, Ojo Diabolico, Sepulturero I vs Aeroboy, Demente Extreme, Hormiga and ATM, ATM Gold, ATM Super
3) Astro Latino vs Pantera I and Freelance and Mike Segura and Carta Brava Jr. (IWL) [IWL JUNIOR]
4) Carta Brava Jr. I, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera vs Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Obett and Loco Max, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón


Mini Rock Spirit loses IWRG cage match, anniversary video

(the FantasticaMania lineups are one post down.)

IWRG (SUN) 01/05/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG]
1) Epidemia & Zurdog b Hip Hop Man & Sky Ángel
Epidemia replaced Kaling Black.
2) Fulgor I & Fulgor II b Electro Boy & Emperador Azteca
Electro Boy replaced Seiya.
3) Alan Extreme, Astro Rey Jr., Dragón Celestial b Araña de Plata, Douki, Imposible
Alan Extreme replaced Latigo. Astro beat Imposible.
4) Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, Máscara Púrpura vs Danny Casas, Oficial 911, Súper Nova
911 ripped up Magic’s’ mask and bloodied him. Magic still got the win.
5) Mini Rock Spirit L Dragoncito De Oro and Mini Multifacetico and Voladorcito and Mini Super Pinocho and Mini Cobra and Bracito De Plata and Piratita Morgan and Oficialito AK47 and Rockerito [cage, mask, hair]
They had a 10 minute time minimum. Dragoncito de Oro was first out. Mini Multifacetico used a Canadian Destroyer on Mini Rock Spirit to escape last, leaving Rock Spirit to get his hair cut.

Crazied IWRG fan. This was A Show. I saw a little of the 01/01 minis match and the minis were not so great. No card for Thursday yet.

Rob has 14 minutes of the CMLL Anniversary show.

El Siglo de Torreon interviews four Laguna luchadors about last year and this one.

Dragon Rojo would like to win both sets of trios titles, Sombra’s mask on the anniversary show, and place first in the bodybuilding contest. That last one might be the most impossible.

Euforia talks more about last year, proud of his trip to Japan, blaming the attendance woes on worldwide economic problems, and mentions he’s helping Ultimo Guerrero train La Laguna luchadors Los Fantasticos.

Soberano Jr., who is now 20, feels proud for debuting in CMLL at 17.  He feels it gave him a big advantage over guys who don’t get started until 23 or 25. Soberano lost to the eventual Gran Alternativa winner and won the Gran Alternativa, but think his performance in those tournaments got him booked much more.

Niebla Roja is happy with this travels and his rise to main events. The guys who used to be his idols are now his colleagues and rivals, so he’s working at making himself his own idol. His biggest achievement of the year was becoming a dad – his daughter was born on December 28th.

Astral is said to be out two weeks with a cracked fracture. That seems way too short of a time for that injury.

The El Hijo del Santo retirement announcement story was republished this weekend for no real reason. It makes it sound like he just did his retirement announcement (he’s actually on vacation in France right now, which is probably why his operation isn’t happening for a while.)

LuchaWorld has thoughts on the FantasticaMania shows.

Leviathan lost his mask and Mr. Rebelde lost his hair in Arena Queretaro.

Vengador Radioactivo had a good 2013, hopes 2014 is better.

CMLL video preview for Friday.

CMLL/NJPW FantatiscaMania 2014 lineups announced

Lineups went up at earlier tonight.

As best I can tell, none of the shows will be on iPPV. The first four will air on SamuraiTV (01/14 and 01/18 live), the last on TV Ashai. There’s no NJPW titles on the line; there’s really less CMLL titles on the line even though it’s a much longer tour.

CMLL NJPW (TUE) 01/14/2014 Body Maker Coloseum, Osaka, Japan
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania 2014***
1) Bushiroad & Titán vs Taichi & Taka Michinoku
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Niebla Roja, Shigeo Okumura, Vangellys
3) Jushin Liger & Máximo vs Gedo & Jado
4) Naito & Volador Jr. vs Kushida & Máscara Dorada
5) La Sombra & Rush vs Shinsuke Nakamura & Último Guerrero
6) El Desesperado, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Mistico vs Mephisto, Okada, Rey Escorpión

As mentioned, El Deseperado is our old friend Namajague and seemed to be big player out of the gate here.

Volador and Dorada are consistently booked against each other on this tour. In the past, they’ve portrayed Volador as one of the aces of CMLL and Dorada as a guy trying to get there, which may hint as to the story they’re telling.

There’s some confusion on TAKA’s status here, but he’s listed on all the cards as if nothing is up, so we’ll go with that. Tiger Mask is also listed on some shows, but just missed the 01/04 show with an appendicitis. NJPW subbed in a rookie for him and would likely do the same if either if those two missed these shows. They do have a lot of unbooked wrestlers to use. Many of the native veterans (Goto, Tenzan, Kojima) are off and some (Yujiro, Yano) are just making a couple appearances. It’s Naito, Nakamura, Tanahashi and Okada carrying the load with a bunch of juniors.

CMLL NJPW (WED) 01/15/2014 KBS Hall, Kyoto, Japan
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania 2014***
1) Bushiroad & Titán vs Gedo & Jado
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Rey Escorpión, Shigeo Okumura, Vangellys
3) Jushin Liger & Máximo vs Taichi & Taka Michinoku
4) Kushida & Volador Jr. vs Máscara Dorada & Naito
5) Mistico & Rush vs Mephisto & Shinsuke Nakamura
6) El Desesperado, Hiroshi Tanahashi, La Sombra vs Niebla Roja, Okada, Último Guerrero

Brothers team up in the semimain, building to two singles matches later.

Fuego, Rey Cometa, and Stuka get to make the trip, but they’re pretty much limited to second match trios matches against Vangelis, Okumura and which ever other rudo is free most of the way. They’ll be good ones, and it’s great to see my concern about Cometa’s injury was unnecessary.

CMLL (FRI) 01/17/2014 Shinkiba 1st Ring, Tokyo, Japan
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania 2014***
1) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Shigeo Okumura, Taichi, Taka Michinoku
2) Máscara Dorada & Titán vs Mephisto & Vangellys
3) Rey Escorpión vs Máximo [CMLL LH]
Rey Escorpion is champion. Sixth defense.
4) Mistico & Rush vs Niebla Roja & Último Guerrero
5) La Sombra vs Volador Jr. [lightning]

TAKA & Taichi on the all CMLL show! BOOOOOOOOO. BOOOOOOO. BOOO.

Rey Escorpion/Maximo should have a better title match than their last one. Meanwhile, the last time Sombra & Volador had a lightning match, it went to a 10 minute draw and there’s no reason to believe this would be different. Sombra and Volador having their first match – their first interaction! – since Volador’s tecnico turn in a 290 seat building sounds like a real CMLL decision so this all checks out.

CMLL NJPW (SAT) 01/18/2014 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania 2014***
1) Máximo vs Taichi vs Jado
2) Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. vs Shigeo Okumura & Yujiro
3) Fuego, Kushida, Tiger Mask, Titán vs Niebla Roja, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys, YOSHI-HASHI
4) Bushiroad & Volador Jr. vs El Desesperado & Máscara Dorada
5) Rush vs Shinsuke Nakamura
6) Hiroshi Tanahashi, La Sombra, Naito vs Ishii, Okada, Último Guerrero
7) Mephisto vs Mistico [MEX LH]
Mephisto is champion.

If Mistico is still in one piece by this point, he’s going to be a hilariously undersized light heavyweight champion. (Other Mistico, who’s contract will be up around this day, also held that title.)

Rush vs Nakamura was really great and a good starting point for the year of Crazed Mad Man Rush. So this should work again.

Titan’s another guy who doesn’t a highlight match on this tour, but this might be a good shot for him with Escorpion, Roja and Vangellys on the other side.

CMLL NJPW (SUN) 01/19/2014 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania 2014***
1) Mascara Don & Máximo vs Taichi & Taka Michinoku
2) Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. vs Shigeo Okumura & YOSHI-HASHI
3) Bushiroad, El Desesperado, Fuego, Tiger Mask, Titán vs Gedo, Jado, Niebla Roja, Vangellys, Yano
4) Naito & Rush vs Ishii & Rey Escorpión
5) La Sombra vs Último Guerrero
6) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Mistico vs Mephisto, Shinsuke Nakamura, Yujiro
7) Volador Jr. vs Máscara Dorada

Volador and Mascara Dorada is a rare match, and one that won’t be happening again any time soon with both of them on the tecnico side.

Semimain is probably the Black Cat memorial trios; they like to team up Tanahashi with the big CMLL star of the tour and the NJPW junior heavyweight of the moment for that every year.

Ultimo Guerrero has this match here, and the tag match on 01/14, as possibly interesting matches if Ultimo Guerrero feels like making them interesting. (Mitigating factor: the stuff that seems very old hat to us won’t to the crowd who hasn’t seen him in a long while.)

Rey Escorpion vs Rush at least year’s FantasticaMania was the first in a long line of really good Rey Escorpion singles matches last year. They combine with the Naito/Ishii isue.

Tercera is a cibernetico. Last year, that came down to NJPW guys and I’d kind of expect the same here with how Desperado is being set up. Waiting for the CMLL guys to come to town to debut him may work out pretty well.

I have no idea who Mascara Don is, but I would bet on Dino being up to something. (Edit: NJPW’s preview says “it’s a mask man derived from [Manabu] Nakanishi land”, which may or may not help.)

Electrico wins Pequeno Reyes del Aire (via injury), Titan keeps his title

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (SUN) 01/05/2014 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. b Guerrero Negro Jr. & Herodes Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong b Amapola, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Eléctrico b AstralStukitaShockercitoÚltimo DragoncitoDemus 3:16MercurioPierrothitoPequeño OlímpicoPequeño Nitro [Pequeno Reyes del Aire]
Elimination order Stukita (by Olimpico), Mercurio (by Shockercito), Pequeno Nitro (by Dragoncito), Shockercito (by Pierrothito), Olimpico & Dragoncito double pin, Demus (by Astral), Pierrothio (by Electrico), Electrico (COR Astral). Astral suffered a serious leg injury catching an Electrico tope con giro about 15 seconds in to their final. He never made it back to his feet and Electrico was quickly given the ring. Astral was strechered out and taken to the hospital. Electrico (who didn’t seem surprised to win) was also taken to the hospital, saying he was groggy. Match was good until the injury.
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Super Porky b Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Tecnicos took 2/3. Sombra was oddly booed, and randomly said he wanted the winner of the Rush/Negro Casas hair match.
5) Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, Niebla sneaking in a foul Atlantis.

Astral’s injury was quite sad. Opener was interesting, rest of the show was not much. I presume Volador was on the phone with the body paint guy as soon as he found out Devitt was in red paint at the Tokyo Dome. He had a very similar outfit here.

CMLL (SUN) 01/05/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) William Rock b El Yaqui
2) Halcón de Plata & Idolo b Furia Nazi & Satara
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Rey Trueno b Virgo
4) Magnum & Sádico b Leo & Sky Kid
Sky Kid replaced Smaker. Rudos took 1/3.
5) Arkángel de la Muerte, Reapper, Vangellys b Gallo, Sagrado, Valiente
Rudos took 1/3.
6) Titán b Averno [MEX WELTER]
Titan came in as champion and kept the belt by taking falls 2/3. 1st defense (Averno was former champion.)

Averno has another title match chance Monday.

R de Rudo has an interview with the new Dragon Lee, who confirms he’s another Mistico/Rush brother. Dragon Lee II is said to be 18 years old.

CMLL’s confirmed El Rebelde is Hooligan’s son.

Upon further review, El Desperado appears to be Namajague after all. NJPW should book five straight matches of El Desperado & partner versus Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. just to be sure. Again, NJPW usually announced matches the day after a tour ends, which means maybe we’ll get FantasticaMania lineups in the next day or so.

DTU says it’s first show of the year is 02/01 in Arena Lopez Mateos.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Estrellas del Ring interviews Sexy StarHijo del FantasmaFresero Jr. & Ojo Diabolico Jr.Psico Kid, and X-Corpio.

Porra Fresa previews Monday’s Arena Puebla’s card, and looks at the appearance count for the Puebla regulars. (News includes Dinamikoo out of wrestling at the moment, Meyer looking the best of the rookies who showed up a lot, and Guerrero Special looking good but barely appearing.)

Psycho Clown was voted AAA’s tecnico of the year.

A Black Shadow defeated (a) Esqueleto II for his hair in Uruapan.

DJ Spectro has the second part of his Misionerio de la Muerte bio.

A podcast interview with Super Crazy teasing a WWE return.


CMLL (SUN) 01/12/2014 Arena Mexico
1) Aéreo & Pequeño Halcón vs Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
2) Leono, Magnus, Sensei vs Akuma, Cholo, Herodes Jr.
3) Molotov, Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Hijo del Signo, Nitro, Nosferatu
4) Tritón vs Cancerbero [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Sagrado, Valiente vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, Super Porky vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

No one from FantasticaMania is on the show, so they must be leaving Saturday. They shouldn’t be back on cards until the 20th at the soonest, and maybe the 21st. (That means that while maybe injured Mistico gets in a warm up match on Friday, definitely injured Rey Cometa is nowhere to be seen before FantasticaMania. Hope there’s not bad news coming.)

The Atlantis/Niebla feud continues in the main event. This is the last of the winter run of Arena Mexico shows; they’ll be back in Arena Coliseo on 01/19.

Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 01/26/2014 Sala de Armas Magdalena Mixhuca
1) Douki & Hanaoka vs Chavo Lomeli & Latino
2) Hijo del Signo & Zumba vs El Hacha & Oro Jr. and Leonidas & Ultimo Rebelde and Krato & Piel Roja and Aguila Solitaria & Herodes Jr. and Infierno & Patan and Grako & Super Ciudadano andAkuma & Yoruba [Copa Dragon]
17th edition. Winning team faces off.
3) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Copa Dragon, 8f]
4) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Copa Dragon, 8f]
5) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Copa Dragon, 8f]
6) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Copa Dragon, 8f]
7) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Copa Dragon, quarterfinal]
8) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Copa Dragon, quarterfinal]
9) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Copa Dragon, semifinal]
10) ? vs ???? [Copa Dragon, final]
11) Baby Star vs Felina Metalica [JUAREZ WOMEN]
Baby Star is champion
12) Blue Panther, Magnus, Último Dragón vs Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Main event Magnus will try to win it for his team. Tournament is definitely a tournament.

Negro Casas wins the Leyenda de Plata, Mistico returns next week

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (FRI) 01/03/2014 Arena Mexico [@therealfredo, CMLL]
1) Pequeño Violencia & Pequeño Warrior b Fantasy & Pequeño Halcón
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Starman, Stigma, Tritón b Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. DQ Boby Zavala, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
tecnicos took 2/3, the last when Zavala yanked off Fuego’s mask.
4) Máximo, Shocker, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Negro Casas b Titán [Leyenda de Plata, final]
Moved to semimain (and aired on Terra; those two bits may be connected.) Titan submitted Negro in the first, Negro beat Titan with a casita in the second, and Negro won a long competitive third fall to win the tournament. Second Leyenda de Plata for Negro Casas. Casas strongly complimented Titan after the match.
6) Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Averno, Mephisto, Último Guerrero
Moved to final. Tecnicos took 2/3.

Leyenda de Plata airing was unexpected and a lot of fun – it was really good match. Crowd was strongly behind Negro Casas but Titan did seem to have his fans and his performance in a loss helped him. So did Casas’ post match speech.

Not much else going on. Tercera was good, opener was not.

YouTube completely deleted luchablog YouTube account. This was disappointing, but I should’ve just deleted the Terra shows before they did another sweep. The plans I mentioned from Friday – Terra to dailymotion/thecubsfan other new stuff to youtube/thecubsfan – are still my plans, but I also want to reupload the six months of footage that was still up. That’ll take a good deal of time, but I’m already working on it. You may want to subscribe to

Nothing directly CMLL related on the 01/04 NJPW Tokyo Dome show. Their new El Desperado character, who I thought would be Namajague, is said to be too short to be him and probably is someone else. Hope Namajague turns up in some role by FantasticaMania.

Rob has highlights of 10/18/13 AAA

Perro Aguayo was voted AAA’s rudo of the year.

Funcion Estelar looks back at the year in DTU.

R de Rudo has video of the 01/01 Arena Cuautepec show.


Porra Fresa previews Volador vs Averno.


CMLL (FRI) 01/10/2014 Arena Mexico
1) Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong vs Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora
4) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Reaper
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Máximo vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
6) Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas

My mental block here is the original Leyenda de Plata rules where the previous year’s winner faced the tournament winner as pat of the tournament every year. (And, for the first few years, the tournament winner would always win.) That’s not what they were hyping here. This time, Negro Casas has won the tournament and nothing is on the line between him and Volador Jr., it’s just happening as a sort of reward I guess.

Mistico’s back just in time. Again, many of the guys will be off to Japan this time next week.

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