10/18 AAA TV Results (Puebla) – Heroes Inmortales

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AAA TV (FRI) 10/18/2013 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla [AAABlack Terry Jr. (flickr)]
***Heroes Inmortales VII***
1) Cuervo, Mamba, Mary Apache, Mini Abismo Negro b El Elegido, Faby Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata
Official results do not list Mamba & Pimpi, but they’re visible in pictures. Cuervo distracted Faby and Mary beat her. Cuervo cut off part of Faby’s hair and has a bounty on the rest.
2) Fénix b El Mesías and Monsther Clown and Silver King [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Changed to first block. La Secta caused Mesias to get beat. Fenix beat Silver King for the win.
3) Hijo del Fantasma b OctagónDagaAxelPentagón Jr. [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Block originally listed a mystery luchador, which was quietly listed to be Blue Demon Jr. Prior to the match, Consejo introduced their newest member – Hijo del Fantasma! Pentagon Jr. was also added to the match for reasons unclear (or at least probably was added, since the final results do not list him; he could’ve just been harassing Octagon.) There was no explanation of why Blue Demon Jr. was listed or why he wasn’t there. Silver King helped Fantasma the match. Fantasma beat Daga to win.
4) La Parka b Parka Negra IIElectroshockMáscara Año 2000 Jr. [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Mascara and Electroshock were out first. Zorro ‘returned’, and AAA played up that he and Parka Negra were in the same place. (Zorro had been playing the role of Parka Negra, so this was a surprise for people who knew.) Zorro appeared to still be crazy and tossed his cane in, but seemingly to no one in particular. La Parka got it and got the win.
5) Chessman b Cibernético and el Hijo del Perro Aguayo and Psicosis [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
La Secta attacked everyone. Perro & Cibernetico got counted out due to the attack and are now friends again. Chessman beat Psicosis with a spear.
6) Angélico & Jack Evans b Crazy Boy & Joe Lider and Espíritu & Scoria and Aerostar & Drago [AAA TAG]
Espiritu has a new face paint style, while Aerostar had a new outfit. Joe Lider & Crazy Boy are champions. Pentagon Jr. & Ultimo Gladiador were listed on the original poster, but Espiritu & Scoria are apparently in instead after winning a three way in SLP. Juvi accompanied the Mexican Powers to the ring. Mexican Powers beat Drago & Aerostar, Secta lost after Perro & Cibernetico attacked, and Angelico & Jack won when Juvi shoved Lider off the top rope thru a table and hit Crazy Boy with a chair. Juvi revealed a new shirt with “A” apocalypse symbol.
7) Texano Jr. b Psycho Clown [AAA HEAVY]
Psycho wore gold and silver arm sleeves in tribute to El Brazo, while Texano was dressed up like his father when he was part of the Misionerios de la Muerte. Murder and Hijo del Fantasma worked as seconds. Referee issues, near falls and lots of blood. Texano beat Psycho with a powerbomb to keep his title. Texano’s ninth defense.
8) La Parka b FénixHijo del FantasmaChessman [Copa Antonio Pena]
Eliminations went Chessman, Fenix and Fantasma, leaving Parka as the winner when he armbarred Fantasma. Parka was carried around by Cibernetico, Octagon, Mesias and Electroshock, then posed with the Roldans and the Pena urn. Final seemed absurdly quick on Twitter (though the show still finished past 12:30am local.)

El Brazo and Antonio Pena were honored before the show.

Air Date: 10/26 and 11/02, give or take.

Building looks like almost a setup. It seems full on side, but not totally full on the upper regions of the other side. Maybe 300 – 400 short? I am awful at this.

I do not think the main event actually went that quickly; probably some Twitter backlog because it looks longer in the pictures. Not sure if this means Texano/La Parka in a few weeks; it would be a good enough title match for both men but there was nothing hinted in that direction besides the win. Parka winning the tournament was at least the happy show ending move.

There definitely was a big hint towards a La Secta vs AAA Super Team match for Guerra de Titanes. AAA’s had a cage match on that show five of the last six years. That doesn’t necessarily mean anything when it comes to AAA but they pushed La Secta versus Cibernetico/Mesias/Perro strong on this show so it appears to be today’s idea. They’re just one person short, and it probably should be someone who is beatable just so Secta have a believable path to victory.

http://twitter.com/hijodelfantasma/status/391584446505574401

I do not know if Hijo del Fantasma is going to work as a rudo and in AAA, because both are big adjustments from what he’s been doing. It’s still a worthwhile gamble; staying in CMLL meant wrestling the same guys in the same matches for the next decade and half, because he was out of favor there for whatever reason. He’s actually got a chance to succeed in AAA and that seems worth taking.

There’s some talk about Fantasma joining AAA meaning they’ll get better treatment by the Mexico City lucha libre commission. That would help if AAA’s really taping the El Rey show in the city soon, as mentioned previously.

I don’t know where the Zorro/Parka Negra thing goes, but I hope it makes sense when it gets there. I actually liked the idea of Zorro as Parka Negra, because it’d get a big reaction when they did the reveal – plenty of people on the internet knew, but people in general did not. Who knows, it still may end up that way.

Crazy Boy & Joe Lider being spun off into a feud with Juvi, his oddly Secta/Cibernetico like t-shirt and whoever Juvi ends up partnering with is great. It’s great because Angelico & Jack have the tag team titles and everyone match they have is great. The tag team title seems like something that may get lost in the mix going into the next major show (and then both guys will be pulled into the Rey de Reyes tournament, maybe), but it’s a great match for TV matches and any future multi team match just got better. Really like this.

The thing about building up a Faby Apache hair match for Guerra de Titanes is they did a Faby Apache hair match at Guerra de Titanes (four years ago) and it did not end well. She lost her hair to Sexy Star, but never really lost her hair – just got a new short hair cut and hid it under a cap until the cap fell off a couple weeks later. (If you’re doing the Zorro/Parka Negra bit because you think everyone knows that deal, then you have to assume they know the Faby Apache haircut story too.) Maybe Faby will actually lose her hair this time – I would not bet on it – but AAA’s going to have to work very hard to convince people that she’ll be held to the stipulations this time. Acknowledging it didn’t happen last time is a halfway decent way to start. (Mary vs Faby is still more promising than Taya vs Faby.)

You know what’s weird? Alebrije was among those in the crowd of people standing there for the pre show tributes. AAA doesn’t bring guys to shows unless they have something for them do. I guess he could’ve been on hand as an emergency fill-in (though they had that with Pentagon Jr.) Or he could just live in Puebla and decided to jump in. Or there could’ve been another reason. Can’t think of what that would be, though. Not a clue. (SHHH.)

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New CMLL Tag Team Champs in strange main event, same women’s champ

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (FRI) 10/18/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Fuego, Titán, Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sangre Azteca
Titan replaced Diamante. Tecnicos took 2/3 in a disappointing match.
2) Ephesto, Tiger, Vangellys b Ángel de Oro, Máximo, Stuka Jr.
Ephesto replaced Terrible. Rudos took 2/3 in an OK match.
3) Marcela b Dallys la Caribeña [CMLL WOMEN]
Marcela is champion. Ninth defense. First fall ended poorly, with Dallys pinning Marcela for three, then ignoring to put on a scorpion for the submission. Marcela took the second and the third with the top rope stomp and Michinoku Driver to keep the title.
4) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente
Niebla Roja wrestled the first fall in a shirt honoring his late uncle. Rudos took the first with a triple submission. Guerreros take 1/3, UG beating Mistico clean with the Guerrero Special.
5) Rey Escorpión DQ Super Porky [hair, super libre plus]
Escorpion took falls 1/3 (there were falls!), the last when Maximo could no longer stand the beating his father was taking and attacked Escorpion. Zavala seconded Escorpion. CMLL honored El Brazo after the match.
6) Tama Tonga & Terrible b La Máscara & Rush
Tama Tonga & Rey Bucanero were champions making their first defense, but Bucanero is hurt. La Mascara & Rush won the tag team titles by forfeit, and Terrible replaced Bucanero for a non-title match. Terrible and Tonga won, setting up the tag team title match again.

There’s precedent to CMLL’s handling of the tag team titles. Ultimo Guerrero & Rey Bucanero’s first title reign (2000-08-04) started the same way, when Emilio Charles was unable to wrestle in a vacant title tournament final. Guerrero & Bucanero were awarded the title, a non-title tag match was held, and the title match was rescheduled for a couple weeks later. There’s also precedent for CMLL handling it the opposite way. Back on 2003-06-20, Los Infernals and champions Familia de Tijuana were to have a national trios title match, only Nicho didn’t show. That was the end of Nicho in CMLL (he’s never been back), but the Infernales were not given the titles – they refused them and they were later put on the line in a tournament.

The bottom line is CMLL did not have to handle the situation as they did last night. They gave the titles to Rush & La Mascara, but they could’ve held them up or done anything they would’ve liked. CMLL advertised a tag team title match and did not deliver a tag team title match. It would’ve been fair play to do the same exact tag title match they’re going to end up doing in two weeks. It also would’ve been fair play to announce Rey Bucanero was out injured and the tag team title match would not be happening; it’s not as though Bucanero tripped over something and hurt his knee an hour before the match. CMLL knew enough in advance to shuffle the card but never stopped advertising the main event. THAT’s fraud.

(Weird enough, it’s portrayed that way in storyline – but they’re blaming it on TRT pulling a trick and not letting anyone know what’s up. Which requires the commission and promotion to be dumb enough not to check on Bucanero & Tonga before the match but somehow go along with Ephesto replacing Terrible.)

If I was in Mexico, I think I would’ve wanted to go this show over the AAA one. Mostly because the Super Libre Plus match was built up well, and maybe it turned out well, but I think I would’ve also ended up regretting my choice by the end of the night.

Recaps of the Super Libre Plus match seem to blame Maximo for costing his father the match, as if maybe Porky still had a chance to make one more comeback if his son had stayed out of it. (And no one seemed to like that finish.) The rules of the match were win by knockout, submission or disqualification – but there was no mention of the ref being able to stop the match. It could’ve been a situation where Porky was just getting destroyed but wouldn’t quit and the ref couldn’t stop it, but it’s not totally clear.

Rey Cometa replaces Hijo del Fantasma in the lightning match on Tuesday, and Stukita replaces Bam Bam in the minis match.

WWE’s show in Mexico City looks like it drew very well. They’re doing the same set up to a Misterio/Sin Cara vs Barrett/Del Rio tag match on each show. Hunico is back, working the undercard.

R de Rudo will have streaming video of a show with a CMLL main event at 7pm today.

Rob has highlights of 08/20/13 CMLL.

Video of Hijo del Pantera in Japan.

Sounds like Dos Caras’ retirement match will be a 12/04 NOSAWA show, teaming with Mil Mascaras vs Nosawa & Masada.

Eric R @ Segunda Caida really liked the Pequeno Halloween vs Octagoncito match from 09/29 Uprising

DJ Spectro looks back at Kung Fu‘s career and Black Gordman losing his mask (which is a different month than we have on the wiki)

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 10/24/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Atomic Star & Sky Ángel vs Electro Boy & Fulgor II
2) Emperador Azteca & Látigo vs Fulgor I & Zurdog
3) Dragón Celestial, Golden Magic, Mr. Leo vs Alan Extreme, Ciclón Black, Guerrero Mixtico
4) Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago, Veneno vs Carta Brava Jr., Eterno, Imposible
5) El Hijo del Medico Asesino & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Trauma I & Trauma II

Juniors versus Juniors main event. Zurdog would be making his regular show debut, Electro Boy his first appearance here this year.

The year end award show/dance is 12/20.

CMLL (FRI) 10/25/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Eléctrico & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Dallys la Caribeña, La Seductora, Princesa Sugheit
3) Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
4) Máscara Dorada vs Niebla Roja [lightning]
5) La Sombra, Máximo, Shocker vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
6) Marco Corleone, Rush, Thunder vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Vangellys

Last night’s show ended with challenges for the tag title match next week, but they’re at least waiting one for it. Lightning match and minis match look good. Marcela/Dallys feud refuses to end.

Heroes Inmortales/Super Libre Plus – Porky shaved, Fantasma jumps to AAA, CMLL tag titles mess

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CMLL’s show starts promptly at 8:30 pm. The first four matches will be shown on Terra.mx: http://deportes.terra.com.mx/en-vivo/18025

CMLL (FRI) 10/18/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Fuego, Titán, Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sangre Azteca
Titan replaced Diamante. Tecnicos took 2/3 in a disappointing match.
2) Ephesto, Tiger, Vangellys b Ángel de Oro, Máximo, Stuka Jr.
Ephesto replaced Terrible. Rudos took 2/3 in an OK match.
3) Marcela b Dallys la Caribeña [CMLL WOMEN]
Marcela is champion. Ninth defense. First fall ended poorly, with Dallys pinning Marcela for three, then ignoring to put on a scorpion for the submission. Marcela took the second and the third with the top rope stomp and Michinoku Driver to keep the title.
4) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Niebla Roja wrestled the first fall in a shirt honoring his late uncle. Rudos took the first with a triple submission. Guerreros take 1/3, UG beating Mistico clean with the Guerrero Special.
5) Rey Escorpión DQ Super Porky [hair, super libre plus]
Escorpion took falls 1/3 (there were falls!), the last when Maximo could no longer stand the beating his father was taking and attacked Escorpion.

CMLL honored El Brazo after the match.
6) Tama Tonga & Terrible b La Máscara & Rush
Tama Tonga & Rey Bucanero were champions making their first defense, but Bucanero is hurt. La Mascara & Rush won the tag team titles by forfeit, and Terrible replaced Bucanero for a non-title match. Terrible and Tonga won, setting up the tag team title match again.

AAA’s Heroes Inmortales is listed as an 8:45 start time. There is no live video or audio, only updates via AAA’s social media account.

AAA TV (FRI) 10/18/2013 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla
***Heroes Inmortales VII***
1) Cuervo, Mamba, Mary Apache, Mini Abismo Negro b El Elegido, Faby Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata
Cuervo distracted Faby and Mary beat her. Cuervo has a bounty on Faby’s hair.
2) Octagón vs Blue Demon Jr., Daga, Axel [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Block originally listed a mystery luchador, which was announced to be Blue Demon Jr.
Cuervo distracted Faby and Mary beat her. Cuervo has a bounty on Faby’s hair.
2) Fénix b El Mesías and Monsther Clown and Silver King [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Changed to first block. La Secta caused Mesias to get beat. Fenix beat Silver King for the win.
3) Hijo del Fantasma b OctagónDagaAxelPentagón Jr. [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Block originally listed a mystery luchador, which was quietly listed to be Blue Demon Jr. Prior to the match, Consejo introduced their newest member – Hijo del Fantasma! He and Pentagon were added to this match, and Demon did not appear and was not mentioned. Silver King helped Fantasma the match. Fantasma beat Daga to win.
4) La Parka b Parka Negra IIElectroshockMáscara Año 2000 Jr. [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Zorro ‘returned’ to distract Parka Negra into being beat by La Parka. It’s unclear why Zorro would care about Parka Negra.
6) Angélico & Jack Evans b Crazy Boy & Joe Lider and Espíritu & Scoria and Aerostar & Drago [AAA TAG]
Joe Lider & Crazy Boy are champions. Pentagon Jr. & Ultimo Gladiador were listed on the original poster, but Espiritu & Scoria are apparently in instead after winning a three way in SLP. Juvi accompanied the Mexican Powers to the ring. Mexican Powers beat Drago & Aerostar, Secta lost after Perro & Cibernetico attacked, and Angelico & Jack won when Juvi turned on Crazy & Joe Lider.
7) Texano Jr. b Psycho Clown [AAA HEAVY]
Murder and Hijo del Fantasma worked as seconds. Referee issues and near falls. Texano beat Psycho with a powerbomb to keep his title. Texano’s ninth defense.
8) La Parka b FénixHijo del FantasmaChessman [Copa Antonio Pena]
Eliminations went Chessman, Fenix and Fantasma, leaving Parka as the winner. Final seemed absurdly quick on Twitter (though the show finished past 12:30am local)

The chat, which will have the most frequent updates, is below.

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DTU, RCH, Heroes Inmortales & Porky/Escorpion previews

DTU (TUE) 10/15/2013 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [LuchaMania Monterrey]
1) Kalibus b Rex Estampida, Jhonky, Optimus (Salamanca)
2) Lanzeloth b El Lacandón, Artikus
3) Chica Ye-Ye, Niño Hamburguesa, Zuzu Divine b Demente Extreme, Dulce Kanela, Golden Boy
4) Ángel del Misterio b Kaleth, Black Fire, Rocky Lobo, Pequeno Cobra
5) Drastik Boy & Flamita b Aero Boy & Violento Jack
Flamita gave Violento Jack a backcracker for the win. Flamita’s last match before heading to Japan.
6) Crazy King & Miedo Extremo b Dance Boy & X-Fly and Ángel o Demonio & Ovett
Pequeno Cobra & Ciclope helped out fellow Masizos Meido Extremo & Crazy King, who beat Ovett to win.
7) Cíclope & Sick Boy b Crazy Boy & Joe Lider and Hooligan Byron & Kaientai
Announced as an electrified barbed wire match, but it was not. Dash was with Byron & Kaientai. Miedo Extremo & Crazy King also helped Los Masizos, stopping a Crazy Boy win and helping Ciclope beat Sick Boy. UnAmericans and Masizos forged a peace after the mutual (over mutual plans to destroy Lider & Crazy.)

Taped for TVC Deportes. Guess it could be taped for Multimedios too, one never knows. I just really like the idea that the rudos bonded over their dislike for Joe Lider, my kind of super group.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

AAA RCH (THU) 10/17/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG]
1) Electro Boy b Emperador Azteca (13) and Aviador and Látigo and Atomik Star [Copa RCH Junior]
There was a moment of applause for El Brazo after the match.
2) Centvrión b Mr. Leo, Fulgor, Alan Extreme
3) Faby Apache & Lolita b Sexy Lady & Taya Valkyrie
4) Lucky Boy, Niño de Ébano, Niño Hamburguesa b Carta Brava Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain
IWRG recap lists Steve Pain as “Steep Pain”.
5) Drago, Fénix, Jack Evans b Eterno, Pentagón Jr., Último Gladiador
Fenix beat Pentagon Jr.
6) Murder Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Psicosis, Texano Jr.
Circus took 2/3, Texano fouling Psycho but Psycho doing the same to get the pin.

Not really any notes on this show. RCH seems to still be drawing well in this arena (one of the reasons why it’s a surprise they’re not running in this arena next time.) They did much better than Furor show did this past weekend.

Previews!

AAA’s Heroes Inmortales is tonight in Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla, a 5,000 seat arena which should easily be full for a major show. There’s three big events on the show: the Copa Antonio Pena tournament, the tag team title match, and the Psycho Clown versus Texano Jr. title match. Putting aside the middle one, it seemed like the other two events should be related – the winner of the title match probably faces the Copa Pena winner on Guerra de Titanes. That’s essentially what happened last year, when Texano Jr. won Copa Pena (even though it was thrown out 2 seconds later) and went on to face and defeat Mesias for the AAA World Title at the end of the year. Texano figured to be in the title match again – tonight’s title match is more about giving Psycho Clown getting a chance to prove himself as a single than declaring him the best one – so a tecnico woudl’ve been likely for Copa Pena. Mesias makes the best sense given who’s involved – everyone else has a title or has a feud – but Electroshock would fit the level of Texano’s challengers.

All of that made the most sense Monday. Today, it still may make sense, but it may not be the most desirable choice. Psycho Clown and his father will be super sympathetic tonight in their first matches after the death of El Brazo. They’re both very popular tecnicos to begin with, but the easiest crowd reaction ever will be giving them wins tonight. AAA does have Guerra de Titanes in less than two months, and it wouldn’t seem to disrupt any long term title plans if Psycho Clown got the title win here only to lose in back in few weeks. (That’s a bit because there doesn’t seem to be any long team title plans.) I would still bet on Texano winning the title, but I would’ve bet on Psycho Clown having no chance to win previously and think he’s got a very reasonable shot at ending up with the mega title tonight. Card order could be telling; AAA may avoid put Texano/Psycho last if it’s a sad result.

I’d still expect a tecnico – and it might as well be Mesias – to come out with the Copa Pena. Angelico & Jack Evans should be the favorites in the tag team title match based on how they’ve been showcased since TripleMania, but it’s also a situation where it doesn’t really matter who has the title because they’ll be back in a multiman match soon.

We do know a new Consejo member should debut tonight. Konnan said Consejo would have a surprise tonight, and there’s been other hints in that direction (though not really on screen.) There were lists of people who either had contacted AAA or were rumored to go to AAA that we were told in Mexico – the usual bit of names you would expect, names you would not expect, and not anything solid. The one certain thing is AAA has been working on reinforcements for Consejo and people in CMLL are interested – usual bit of low paydays and/or being left off the 80th Anniversary show and that big payday. The obvious spot for a new Consejo member is helping Texano keep the title in the main event, so they may not turn up until the end of the night. (I wonder if Consejo could use a referee?)

Over in Arena Mexico, the listed main event is the La Mascara & Rush vs Tama Tonga & Rey Bucanero tag title match, where the champions figure to keep the titles to set up a title match later on and build the Rush/Tonga feud. (Same thing with Dallys/Marcela – Marcela keeps his title and they keep going.) The real big match on the show is Brazo de Plata versus Rey Escorpion in the first Super Libre Plus rules match. The execution of the match, and the fan’s response to it, is more interesting to me than the match. Both guys have lost hair matches and will lose hair matches again, but they probably won’t be doing it while wearing MMA gloves and headgear. This is going to be weird, and it might be good.

Rey Escorpion is a rising rudo in CMLL and arguably the luchador of the year if this match turns out well. His career is on the rise, while Brazo de Plata is winding down and invincible to hair match losses. That almost always means the younger guys is winning CMLL, but there are so many other variables. Rey Escorpion’s always going to be a suspect for a surprise hair loss because of his family situation (and because he had exactly that kind of loss versus Loco Max). Brazo de Plata lost his brother days ago and not a single person is going to want to see him lose this match, but he might feel less emotional about if he had been promised a big pay day. Brazo de Plata has an old tough guy reputation, and maybe it’s even possible he wouldn’t want to sacrifice that a bit by losing a worked MMA match.

I would’ve picked Rey Escorpion, but not strongly, going into this week. Now, I’m thinking they’ve flipped to Brazo de Plata. If he was supposed to lose, he can lose again down in a few months. CMLL’ s definitely not afraid to make hard and unpopular decisions, but I don’t figure they’ll make the one to have Brazo de Plata lose.

Other News

CMLL and the Mexico Tourism department announced a new lucha libre tourist bus, which starts tonight. The bus leaves at 6 pm, takes a trip around the historic area of the city, arrives at Arena Mexico before the 8:30 pm show, and takes you back to Paseo de la Reforma (the hotel area where foreigners – like us! – often stay) after the show. Tickets are 500 pesos for adults and 300 for children.

If I recall the taxi prices right, and don’t trust me on this because I probably should still owe people money for my share, it’s still cheaper to take one of those if you’re going with 2-3 other people. (And the Metro is much cheaper.) However, if you’re going by yourself, or if you’re going and can’t communicate well with a taxi driver, this sounds a lot easier. Mexico City has other, public and private, tour buses and the article notes they’ve made money and increased foreign tourism with similar buses elsewhere in the city.

The other takeaway from the article is Dragon Rojo is definitely back in Mexico, so no idea why he’s out of Monday’s Puebla show.

LuchaWorld completes the 2012 LuchaWorld 100! Alfredo gets a whole two months off before starting the next one.

WWE in Mexico

Rey Misterio Jr. did an interview with WWE a few days ago, talking about his knee problems and the delay his return. Misterio never said he wasn’t wrestling on the Mexico tour, but the interviewer seemed to make sure never to specifically ask that and they just talked in vague terms about his return happening down the road. Misterio was also changed to “Special Appearance” status on the WWE’s press release for his tour, which seemed to mean he would no longer be wrestling.

That was the case in Queretaro, where Rey Misterio’s appearance was limited to a save after a Sin Cara/Alberto Del Rio title match.

Rey must’ve felt okay after that appearance, because he did a lot more in Guadalajara. The bit started the same, with Sin Cara & Alberto del Rio having a title match. This time, Wade Barrett interfered, Rey Misterio made the save, and they turned into a title match. The article on the show makes it sound as if Rey did a normal house show match, including a 619 and top rope splash to win. (That’s not what is show in the video, though it may be from the run-in and not the match.) That seems a promising sign; more promising if still he’s feeling okay today. Since this tour was built around Rey returning to Mexico, I’m sure the promoters are thrilled he’s wrestling after all.

The other story is the attendance on these shows. That recap of the Guadalajara show puts the turnout at 3,000, less than half the building, and do not figure to return to that city again soon. I haven’t seen a number on the Queretaro show, just that it was also bad.

Links

Villano III Jr. and Hijo del Villano Jr. will debut this Saturday.

The final ChilangaMask update adds an opener for a nine match card.

EAW’s schedule is 11/14 in San Luis Rios Colorado, 11/15 in Caborca, Sonora, 11/16 in Mexicali and 11/17 and in Hermosillo.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks at back at Vampiro retraining the UWA title, and then passing out after.

Lineups

CMLL RCH (SUN) 10/27/2013 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Centvrión, Fulgor I, Mr. Leo vs Arez, Impulso, Kronoz
2) Lady Apache & Lady Sensación vs Cristal & Krazy Star
3) Decnnis & Zumbido vs Carta Brava Jr. (IWRG) & Eterno and Trauma I & Trauma II and Comando Negro & Hijo de Pirata Morgan
4) Solar I & Villano IV vs Black Terry & Negro Navarro
5) Atlantis & Dr. Wagner Jr. vs LA Park & Terrible

First RCH card outside of Arena Naucalpan. In related news, Comando Negro (and not some other name) is on the card. A lot of good matches.

LA Park (or someone on Twitter using his name) has been occasionally campaigning for a match with La Sombra and occasionally saying it’s not going to happen because CMLL has no money. He doesn’t quite get La Sombra here, but he’s getting Atlantis and that’s closer.

Card seems very subject to change. Wagner’s not supposed to be back for a couple weeks more. Atlantis & Terrible are CMLL guys and Carta & Eterno (and maybe Villano IV; check again tonight) seem to be AAA guys.

IWRG (SUN) 10/20/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Omega vs Fulgor I & Fulgor II
2) Dragón Celestial, Golden Magic, La Heroína vs Ciclón Black, Imposible, La Sádica
3) Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Bombero Infernal vs Guerrero Mixtico, Picudo Jr., Tony Rivera
4) Trauma II vs Pirata Morgan [IWRG JUNIORS]
Trauma II is champion. Second defense.
5) Pirata Morgan, Relámpago, Trauma I vs Cien Caras Jr., Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

AYM/LAS usually airs 2-5, but it would be completely fine for them to air 1-4 this week. Has Picudo Jr. jumped to the Neza group? (That’s fine.) Nuevo Temerarios back together.

IWL (SAT) 11/02/2013 Arena Brava, Tultitlan, Estado de Mexico
1) Kid Fly vs Pequeno Cometa II
2) Babel, Kid Jaguar, Medics 1, Vampiro XD vs Alfredo Dino, Oroozz, Rudy Garduno, Sacristan Del Diablo
3) Black Shadow Jr., Bulliing, Keshin Black vs As De Oros, Kaiser Dragon, Toxico Boy
4) Arceus, Fly Metalik, Fly Star, Fly Warrior vs Corcel Infernal, Halcón 2000, Medics III, Quimico Jr.
5) Arkanos, Kilvan, Sombra Black, Yoruba vs Dinamic Black, Freelance, Pantera I, Suicida
6) Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett vs ATM, ATM Silver, ATM Super and Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera
7) Tony Rivera, Último Vampiro, Zumbi vs Pinocho 3000, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón [2000]

Winning team gets 2000 pesos! That’s not a lot. Keshin Black still exists!

IWL (SAT) 11/16/2013 Arena Neza
1) Centinela, Kid Jaguar, Medics III, Quimico Jr. vs Arceus, Fly Metalik, Fly Star, Fly Warrior
2) Babel, Corcel, Medics I vs Black Shabat, Halcón 2000, Oroozz
3) Decnnis & Dinamic Black vs Arkanos & Sombra Black and ATM Silver & ATM Super and León Rojo & Perico
4) Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera vs Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón [super libre]
5) Ovett vs Ángel o Demonio, Violento Jack, Aero Boy, Zumbi, Freelance, Suicida, Tony Rivera [mask, hair, cage]

Weird not to see the Neza Kid in his home arena.

10/19-20 lucha times

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== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Last weekend’s Tlahuelilpan taping, with the cage match.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Bullet Club vs Sombra/Marco/Rush, more Porky vs Escorpion trios.

52MX: a show! maybe Cats vs Fuego/Sagrado/Triton from GDL.

C3: Invasors vs Sombra/Shocker/Triton, Delta/Maya/Cometa vs Namajague/Okumura/Virus

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Mephisto vs La Mascara

En Busca de un Idolo: scheduled against the last half hour of C3, annoyingly. This is the semifinals of the tournament.

Terra: Women’s match and an Estetas vs Guerreros match make it thru on Friday. This would be a good week to air the full show, or at least make sure the tribute to El Brazo gets on the internet. Sunday has Valiente vs Ultimo Guerrero and Avernos vs Mascara, Sombra, Shocker

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: The lineup I don’t have because IWRG just got around to putting it out a few hours ago. Trauma II vs Pirata Morgan Jr. for the Juiors title, more Neza vs Naucalpan.

Noches de Coliseo: ERLL 4th Anniversary show. main event was supposed to be Antifaz/LA Park vs Hator/Volador. We’ll find out together!

IWL: if they air a new episode, this would be the IWL Heavyweight four way.

TxT: the remainder of the Leon TxT card, with another Wagner/Park match.

DTU: Black Fire, Hormiga, Septimo Dragon vs Kaientai, Hooligan Byron, Xtreme Dragon and Joe Lider & Crazy Boy vs Angel o Demonio & Ovett vs Ciclope & Paranoiko vs Aero Boy & Ultimo Gladiador. Got a good chance on being right, because they announced the line up and the show is on in 90 minutes.

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AAA on UTDN: 2013-09-26

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taped 2013-09-05 @ Gimnasio Agustín Millán
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CMLL bodybuilding contest, Cien Caras to retire again

advisement: Yes, I’m doing live results and a chat tomorrow. No, it’s probably not a great idea to stick around for it – there is no video/audio for AAA’s Heroes Inmortales, and there’s no video/audio for the top matches on CMLL’s show. But I’ll be around looking for Twitter and Facebook messages, so if you’re around and want to talk about the results and the matches we can see, I’ll be here. CMLL’s show kicks off first at 8:30 pm CT, so coverage will start around then.

Judging from Delta’s Twitter messages, the annual bodybuilding contest is set for November 20th. That’s the same day as the second (and home) Mexican national men’s futbol team playoff game, though the bodybuilding contest is usually early afternoon and the game will be at night (and the bodybuilding contest is usually free tickets for a small crowd.)

This Saturday’s Gimnasio del Valle (Pachuca, Hidalgo) show is being billed as Cien Caras’ retirement match. He’s a few. This is a tiny arena. He and his brothers worked there earlier this year, and they’ll face a Huracan Ramirez, Villano III and local Campesino del Valle.

This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter says they know of no dates for the start of the AAA US/El Rey TV show, and no wrestlers have been contacted. El Rey is listing a start date of 12/15.

Brazo de Plata has dedicated Friday’s match to his brother. Brazo de Plata and Psycho Clown did phone interviews on this week’s TerceraCaida. Hijo del Anibal was in studio.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Jeque versus Arkangel de la Muerte has been added to the upcoming ChilangaMask show.

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at Mano Negra losing his hair to Shu el Guerrero.

Okumura does not believe Maya & Delta should get a shot at the Coliseo Tag titles because they’ve already lost once (which Maya notes was by foul.)

Psycho Clown says there will be a new Mega champion at Heroes Inmortales while Monsther Clown talks more about the fake one.

OLX has a show on 11/03.

Hijo de Dr. Wagner & Hijo de LA Park team up on this weekend’s Arena Coliseo Monterrey show. That’ll end badly.

El Hijo del Santo celebrates El Hijo del Santo in his Record column.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 10/21/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Paris vs Ares & Toro Bill Jr.
2) Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico vs Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito, Saurón
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Dallys la Caribeña, Princesa Blanca
4) Marco Corleone, Rush, Thunder vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Pólvora, Rey Escorpión [CMLL TRIOS]
Estetas are champions. Fourth defense.

Mr. Niebla replaces Dragon Rojo for no obvious reason. It might just be a sideways move, but seems even more likely the tecnicos are going to win.

Also, CMLL’s now spelling Dallys “Dalys” just to cover all the variations.

IWL (SUN) 10/20/2013 Sala de Armas Magdalena Mixhuca
1) Alfredo Dino & Sacristan Del Diablo vs Black Shabat & Oroozz
2) Corcel Infernal, Halcón 2000, Perico, Quimco Jr. vs ATM Gold, ATM Silver, ATM Super, Babel
3) Freelance, Pantera I, Suicida vs Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett and Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera

IWL’s contribution to the marathon show.

DTU NWG (SUN) 10/20/2013 Arena Roberto Paz, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1) Atomic Star, DTU Academy Surprise, Jhonky vs Gremlin, Kastigador, Queretaro Surprise and Black Golden, Kal-el, Shiryu Dragon Jr.
2) Artikus & Lanzeloth vs Ángel del Misterio & Calibus and Kaleth & Luxdor
3) Drastik Boy vs Draego, Septimo Dragon, Black Fire, Hacker, Hormiga
4) Crazy King, Miedo Extremo, Pequeno Cobra vs Aero Xtreme, El Lacandón, Regge Boy
5) Ovett vs Demente Extreme, Dance Boy, Alex Romano [#1 Contenders, DTU]
winner gets a shot at Ciclope and his title
6) Makabre vs Tony Rodriguez Jr., Crazy Boy, Cíclope, Saturno, Aero Boy
7) Joe Lider vs Shiryu Dragon, X-Fly, Violento Jack, Ángel o Demonio [DTU CONSAGRADO]
Joe Lider is champion

Also listed as a TV taping. Show #9 of October.

CMLL on Terra: 2013-09-13 (80th Anniversary Show)

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taped 2013-09-13 @ Arena Mexico

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CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-09-21

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El Brazo, Heroes Inmortales, Aguila returns with a win

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CMLL (TUE) 10/15/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Akuma & Misterioso Jr. b Metálico & Molotov
Sensei was announced, but Metalico was subbed in ahead of time. Misteriso replaced Herodes the day of the show.
2) Acero, Eléctrico, Fantasy DQ Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
Bam Bam was announced, but Acero was subbed in days ahead of time. Straight falls, with Warrior fouling Fantasy.
3) Boby Zavala b Pegasso [lightning]
Zavala won in 5:05.
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa b Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3, with the tecnicos again challenging for the Arena Coliseo Tag Team Titles.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Thunder b Euforia, Felino, Mr. Niebla
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr. b La Sombra, Shocker, Titán
Mr. Aguila’s return. Both he and Volador wore joker makeup (making it hard to tell them apart in close photos.) Volador Sprial on Sombra.

No sign of Cometa/Namajague but plenty of Fiebre Amarilla/Maya/Delta

Whatever was going on with the minis, if there was anything going on, seems to have been resolved since everyone is appearing again. They’re still not appearing a lot, which just puts us back at where they were the early part of this year.

CMLL (TUE) 10/15/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Metatrón & Virgo
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Oro Jr., Sky Kid, Starman b Hijo del Signo, Ráfaga, Sádico
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit b Luna Mágica, Marcela, Silueta
Rudas took 2/3, Amapola defeating Marcela.
4) Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis b Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Super Porky
Rudos took 2/3, Olimpico beating Fantasma.
5) Averno, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión b Atlantis, Blue Panther, Mistico
Rudos took 1/3, Averno sneaking in a foul on Panther.

Which match will randomly appear on 52MX in a few weeks? (Probably women’s match.)

Obviously, the only thing people are talking about today is El Brazo. There’s a lot of remembrances from fellow luchadors on Twitter. AAA has an obit on their website. KrisZ best and most detailed recap of El Brazo’s career. Cronicas y Leyendas writes about the Brazos before/after their mask match, and their three way hair match.

AAA held their press conference for Wednesday’s Heroes Inmortales show. AAA has notes and quotes. There are many Puebla articles about the press conference, which appears to just go over the lineup and give a chance for the local commission to talk about their work. Scoria was present and was not in a sling, so perhaps he’s feeling better. Porra Fresa has photos from the parade around town to promote the show. AAA’s posted interviews with Aerostar & Drago and Angelico & Jack Evans about their hopes to win the tag team title match.

Vengador Radioactivo took Neurona Killer’s mask in Xalapa.

Genesis has been missing from CMLL cards for the last 3 months. I do not recall hearing about a specific injury, but his performance was not where it needed to be.

Lucha Libre USA lives to run another show this weekend in Pomona, California, with announced Main Events of RJ Brewer vs Solar and Hijo del Lizmark vs Super Nova. That would be Nova’s first known match back from a knee injury, though he’s been announced and hasn’t appeared previously.

Hijo del Santo will be appearing in a comedy showcase in November.

Mistico II feels his technical skill is better and his dives are more suicidal than the original.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 10/22/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & El Ídolo vs Demonio Maya & Évola
2) Black Metal, Esfinge, Leo vs Espectrum, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Gallo, Smaker, Tritón vs Felino, Puma, Tiger
Guadalajara vs DF
4) Blue Panther & Shocker vs Averno & Mephisto
5) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Mistico vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

This seems like a more loaded Guadalajara card than usual, with the almost-Estetas versus the Guerreros and a semimain that’s bigger than most of the Sunday main events.

CMLL (TUE) 10/22/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Metatrón & Robin vs Disturbio & Zayco
2) Aéreo, Bam Bam, Fantasy vs Mercurio, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Diamante, Fuego, Sagrado vs Namajague, Sangre Azteca, Virus
4) Hijo del Fantasma vs Misterioso Jr. [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Vangellys
6) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr. vs Super Porky, Titán, Valiente

Pequeno Warrior and Fantasy are back together again, so perhaps there’s something to that feud. Rare Reyes del Atlantida team up in the semimain. Volador & Aguila again together in the main event.

ChilangaMask (SUN) 11/17/2013 Coliseo Coacalco
1) Aero Boy vs Astro Rey Jr., Titán (CMLL), Latin Dragon, Magnifico
2) Reina Isis vs Silueta
3) Rey Cometa vs Impulso [falls count anywhere]
4) Belial vs Ricky Marvin
5) Cerebro Negro & Trauma I vs Dr. Cerebro & Trauma II [Relevos Increíbles]
6) Solar I vs Black Terry
7) Negro Navarro vs Valiente

Not sure if this is all the matches, but it’s probably pretty close to it. It’s another really interesting lineup with somegood sounding matches.

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