07/06-07 lucha times


== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: New matches! If they’re doing two weeks of shows from Leon, it’s may be Dizzy time.

AAA-Fusion: Not new matches, unless they shift some over from Sin Leon. The future of this show does not seem bright.

== CMLL ==

Galavision/Televisa: Relevos Increible match, Averno/Rojo/NIebla vs Panther/Dorada/Mistico and maybe Gen11 vs CMLL’s Special Forces.

FOX: Sombra vs Volador. This is a good week to point out there’s a Fox Sports feed on the internet, run by the same people who do the TVC Deportes one. (Which means lots of ads and it may not be working.)

52MX: La Mascara/Rush/Titan vs Invasors for the trios titles.

C3: Dorada/Titan/Valiente vs Averno/Pierroth/Volador

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Week 2 of Estetas vs Avernos, plus Barbaro/Black Metal here.

Terra: Estetas vs Ephesto/Mephisto/Volador, Bushi/Delta/Maya vs Zavala/Namajague/Okumura.

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: Solar vs Negro Navarro, Astro Rey Jr. vs Impossible vs Dragon Celestial in Three Match Fighters

Noches de Coliseo: No idea. Maybe Centurion Negro vs Black Spirit, maybe another secret Tuesday show, maybe some reasons. I have no idea if the WWL show will end up here next week, but it seems possible.

TxT: The remainder of the show; it sounded like last week was mostly the relevos tournament, so this should be Demon/Santo vs Karaoui/Zumbi.


Infierno en el Ring set for 07/19, Santo surgery

The CMLL press event had the expected amount of news. CMLL Gaceta has the only wrap up I’ve seen, though a lot was mentioned back on Twitter

  • Infierno en el Ring was officially announced for 07/19. That’s a week later than earlier speculation. The ten men in the cage match are the ten men you’d expect: Shocker, Rush, Máximo, Blue Panther, Super Porky, Negro Casas, Averno, Mr. Águila, Rey Escorpión, Rey Bucanero. Averno and Blue Panther were the last to sign (among the people who actually showed up, no Brazo de Plata), both challenging each to another apuesta match should they survive this one. That match would be a one fall submission match with no ropes no ropes break, and is unlikely to actually happen no matter what goes on here. Mr.
  • A 35th Blue Panther Anniversary show will be held on 08/16. The main event is Blue Panther, Atlantis and Negro Casas vs Solar, Negro Navarro and Black Terry. That should be outstanding.
  • Marco Corleone announced his knee injury was not as severe as previously reported, and he’ll be back in August. That’s way ahead of the initial schedule. He also said that any enemy of Rush is an enemy of himself and Maximo.
  • More En Busca de un Idolo shuffling. Shocker and Rush argued about who was running the tecnico team. Mr. Niebla takes over for Terrible with the rudos (just Vangelis.) Like last year, all the participants will come back for a cibernetico after the tournament, on 07/26. There was no mention of any prize for the winner.
  • Taichi starts on 07/26, and the CMLL travels to Japan (REINA, NJPW) were mentioned.

Ray Mendoza Jr. also held a press conference for his show on the 20th. Not much news on that one. There’s CMLL luchadors all over the lineup, but they none appeared at the press conference. Hijo de Pirata Morgan challenged V5 to a hair vs hair match, and V5 said no.

In his weekly Record column, El Hijo del Santo explains he was hurt so much by LA Park’s martinete, he had surgery – to his intestines, because of the pressure the move put on his abdominal region. Riiiiight. This sounds like Santo  previously had surgery scheduled and decided to weave into this match. He’ll be out for 45 days.

AAA sent out an interview with Nino Hamburguesa talking about Sunday’s match in Ecatepec as his TV debut match. It’s not his TV debut match; he wrestled in the opener of the March 3rd San Luis Potosi Sin Limite taping, which eventually aired on Fusion. This Sunday’s match in Ecatepec is also an opener and may also end up on Fusion or not aired at all.

NJPW’s Kizuna Road iPPV is tomorrow morning. It’s starting at 4:30 am Central Time, with the CMLL Tag Team Title match taking place around 6am. I think I’m watching this live.

This week’s Tercera Caida was filmed before a live audience in Arena Queretaro, with the American Wolves and promotes Carlos Maynes. DTU’s 4 show weekend tour starts tonight in that building and will eventually air on TVC Deportes.

Mascara Dorada & Sagrado beat Mr. Aguila & Mephisto in Cuautlancingo, Puebla on a show sponsored by local political candidates.

Bill has highlights of 07/19/12 IWRG.

A different kind of unmasking.

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Santo/Wagner/Park, Consejo vs Wolves/Tomahawk, Titan/Averno, Charly Manson

indy (SUN) 06/30/2013 Arena Solidaridad [KrisZ, LuchaMania]
1) Caballo Dorado, La Coronela, Solovino b Black Hanibbal, Destructor, Mini Hator
2) Atomo, Crazy Demon, Demonio del Caribe b Dark War, Norteño, Norteño Jr.
Demon used the ropes to win.
3) Ciber Payaso & Mortifero b Ángel o Demonio & Obett and Chamaco Gurrola & Galactar
Less extreme than you’d expect (maybe because of Santo?) Payaso used the ropes to get the pin.
4) Diluvio Negro II, Orquídea Negra, Silver Star b Koko Viper, Mongol Chino, Sergio Romo Jr.
Romo fouled Silver, Diluvio fouled Mongol, ref counted that second pin.
5) Trauma I & Trauma II b Cerebro Negro & Dr. Cerebro
Best match of the night. Trauma II beat Cerebro Negro with a Canadian Destroyer.
6) LA Park b El Hijo Del SantoDr. Wagner Jr.
Complete brawl, into the crowd and mark ripping. LA Park complained about Santo getting involved in a match with Wagner & Park before the match and warned him he’d pay if didn’t back out. Santo didn’t back out, and LA Park gave him a martinete. Wagner got the pin somehow. Santo was strechered and taken to the hospital. Park powerbombed Wagner thru a table after 10 more minutes for the win. Wagner was also strechered out, though not before LA Park mimed burying him.

The latest on the Hijo del Santo injury storyline is he says he went under surgery this week and will be back in the ring in September. Pretty good turn around on neck surgery to be back in two months. Despite this, his Record column is still coming out tomorrow. For his part, LA Park blames Santo for getting involved in his fight with Dr. Wagner Jr.  Park doesn’t try to pivot the feud to Park vs Santo, which is peculiar because Santo seems to be setting that up as the replacement match. Easiest explanation is a Santo/Park/Wagner/??? four way with the fourth guy losing their mask.  CFan Deportes uses the opportunity to write about famous martinetes in lucha libre.

FLM (SUN) 06/30/2013 Auditorio Siglo XXI, Yucatan, Merida [Estrellas del RingR de Rudo]
1) Angel Vengador & Torino b Mensajero del Diablo & Rebelde Punk
Announced match had been Fly Warrior, Shadow, Tornado (DF) vs Belial, Fly Metalik, Metaleon.
2) Ángel del Misterio, Niño Hamburguesa, Psico Kid b Dragosth, Golden, Juana La Loca
Psico Kid’s team represents ICHIBAN, the other team are members of Demencia Dorada. Gargola, Nino Hamburguesa and Dave the Clown dropped from the ICHIBAN side.
3) La Magnifica & La Sádica b Demasiado & Faby Apache
Demasiado replaced Keira. Magnifica was Sadica’s surprise partner. Juana La Loca distracted Demasiado for the loss.
4) Argenis, Fenix (AAA), Yuta b Argos, Crazy Boy, Pentagón Jr.
Nino Harmburgesa will be with Crazy Boy
5) Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Texano Jr. b Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards, Tomahawk T.T.
Foreigners took fall 1, Consejo fall 2. Referee Copetes fouled the other referee (who was helping the foreigners) and helped the Consejo team win.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 07/02/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Molotov & Oro Jr. b Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Hijo del Signo, Nitro, Nosferatu b Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., Súper Halcón Jr.
Nitro replaced Disturbio. Rudos took 2/3, helped by a Soberano error.
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sangre Azteca
Tecnicos took 2/3. Phantom Attack on Misterioso.
4) Virus b Bushiroad [lightning]
Virus won in six minutes and looked dominant.
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger b Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr.
TRT took 1/3, won with a Tormento Guerrero.
6) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Valiente b Averno, Pierroth, Volador Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3. Titan beat Averno again, and Averno finally conceded to a title match.

Averno accepted the challenge over on YouTube. Titan says he’s still the real champion.

CMLL (TUE) 07/02/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Esfinge & Smaker b Évola & Exterminador
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Artillero & Súper Comando b Leo & Sky Kid
DF rudos beat GDL tecnicos, taking falls 2/3.
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Silueta DQ Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 1/3. Blanca dropkicked the ref by mistake. Goya & Blanca challenged each other post match.
4) Shocker DQ Mr. Águila
Aguila won the first with a moonsault, Shocker pinned him in the second, and Aguila tried to sneak in a foul on Shocker but was caught for the DQ.
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3.

Princesa Blanca took Goya Kong’s mask, but is now stuck feuding with her for the rest of time. A genuine monkey’s paw situation.

CMLL has a press event Thursday at noon. It’s the usual bit of not announcing it publicly ahead of time, but bits and pieces leaked out.

  • The Infierno en el Ring cage match should be announced. We know the participants (the 10 guys in the cibernetico on Friday), and the only thing left is to say if it’ll be on 07/12 or 07/19.
  • Another major show will take place on Friday August 16, likely involving the same group of independent luchadors seen on the Arena Coliseo Anniversary show.
  • Marco Corleone teased a positive injury update which will be announced Thursday.
  • Titan vs Averno will definitely be spotlighted. Guerrero Maya plans on challenging for the Arena Coliseo tag team titles next Sunday, so maybe that’ll be officialized here. That show will probably also be an Arena Mexico one.
  • There should be updates on the En Busca de un Idolo tournament and CMLL’s recent adventures in Japan. It’s possible CMLL may mention their participation in the G1 tournament, since NJPW will be releasing the full list of participants in about 15 hours later.

There’s probably a bit more than that. It sure looks like there’s also a cage match coming in Puebla (on 07/14 or 07/21) and that’s something that should be stated here. Something spotlighting the Estetas makes sense.  Ideally, they’d go as far as announce the Anniversary show date as well.

AAA had a video interview with Electroshock last night, talking about how he got interested in lucha libre, the origin of his character and Charly Manson’s status.  One summary says Charly has still never been formerly sentenced and no one knows how long he’s in for.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.



DTU (SUN) 07/07/2013 Autolavado VM, Tulancingo
1) Kalibus vs Corazon LatinoYutaSacristanMantraFactor Miedo?
2) JC Maclean & La Magnifica vs ? & Zuzu Divine
3) Ángel del Misterio & Príncipe Halcón vs Jhonky & Jorge Kebrada
4) Black Fire & Slayer Pack vs Crazy King & Principe Escorpion and Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo and Miedo Extremo & Pequeno Cobra
5) Aero Boy, Cíclope, Paranoiko, Violento Jack vs Artikus, Drastik Boy, Hormiga, Principe Orion
6) Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards vs Crazy Boy & Joe Lider and Hacker & Kaleth

One more DTU show, also supposed to be taped by TVC Deportes. Autolavado = car wash parking lot, but this setting looked great when they showed clips from the most recent DTU show here.

IWRG (SUN) 07/07/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Freelance & Galaxie vs Araña de Plata & Fulgor
2) Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro, Freeyser vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Oficial 911, Tomahawk
3) Astro Rey Jr. vs Imposible, Dragón Celestial [IWRG IC Light]
title is vacant, final survivors from a three way last week
4) Trauma I, Trauma II, Veneno vs Fuerza Guerrera, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., X-Fly
5) Negro Navarro vs Solar I [FMLL MASTER]
Negro is listed as champion

I’ve seen that match! It’s a good match.

indy (SUN) 07/07/2013 Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi
1) Galactar Jr. & Vandor vs Metal & Neurosis
2) Dragon Fury, Magnifico (slp), Rey Deimante vs Gemelo I, Gemelo II, Judoka
3) Aster Boy, Meteoro (slp), Turbo Kid vs Cachorro, Kukuxklan, Mensajero
4) Divino, Faraon De La Meurte, Oro Azul vs Black Extreme, Drack Conde, Extrem Fly
5) Bogar vs Virus [CMLL SL]
Virus is champion. Fourth known defense.

For real. Could Bogar become the Super Lightweight champion of the world? He’s got more of a chance than you do (unless you’re Virus.) First known defense of this belt since last October.

CMLL (MON) 07/08/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Fresbee vs Blue Center & Espanto Jr.
2) Leono, Pegasso, Robin, Stigma, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Disturbio, Espíritu Maligno, Inquisidor, Siki Ozama Jr., Skándalo
not listed as a cibernetico, but ten man tags usually are in CMLL.
3) Bushiroad, Diamante, Tritón vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Shocker vs Mr. Niebla, Pierroth, Último Guerrero

They teased Skandalo & Espiritu Mailgno vs Stigma this past Monday, so probably more of that here (and no new main event program until that’s resolved.)

CMLL (TUE) 07/09/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrellita, Luna Mágica vs La Vaquerita, Tiffany, Zeuxis
3) Máscara Dorada, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Namajague, Rey Bucanero, Tiger
4) Averno vs Titán [MEX WELTER]
Averno is champion. First defense.
5) Atlantis, Máximo, Thunder vs Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja, Pierroth

If you go with the theory that Titan, La Mascara and Rush won the trios titles more by happening to be around the week CMLL decided they needed to do a trios change, then maybe it has little effect on the outcome here. Or maybe Averno just wins to keep the titles spread out. Should be really good either way, and the tercera does not look bad either. Namajague’s worked as a Terrible replacement before.

CMLL (TUE) 07/09/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón & Virgo vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Leo, Starman, Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Ráfaga, Skándalo
3) Goya Kong vs Princesa Blanca
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo del Fantasma, Super Porky vs Olímpico, Psicosis, Sangre Azteca
5) Mistico, Shocker, Valiente vs Felino, Mephisto, Volador Jr.

A show!

IWL (TUE) 07/30/2013 Arena Aficion
1) Lolita, Medics III, Payaso Terror, Peligro vs Pasion Kristal, Pentagón Jr., Perico, Sexy Lady
2) Arkanos, Kid Jaguar, Shadow vs Centinela, Medics 1, Quimico Jr.
3) Argenis, Drago (AAA), Fenix (AAA) vs Freelance, Pantera I, Suicida
4) Infierno Kid, Ojo Diabólico Jr., Último Vampiro vs Aeroboy, Cíclope, Drastik Boy
5) Carta Brava Jr. I, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera vs Loco Max, Tony Rivera, Zumbido and Black Terry, Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro
6) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Obett [IWL TRIOS]

Only 41 luchadors on this show, anorexic by IWL standards. IWL appears to only have one main event. Tercera could be good if given time (and everyone shows up, which is not always the case with the ex-IWRG trio.)

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top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. CMLL’s show on Galavision (US) appears to have been canceled. It’s on hiatus with no known return date at the least. Some form of lucha libre has aired on the channel since it’s earliest days, though there has been other absences from the network.
  2. Hijo del Santo, previously saying Wagner vs Park would still happen in September, did a big injury angle with LA Park in Monterrey this past Sunday. Park gave Santo a martinete, and Santo’s wife says he underwent surgery, which appears to be a setup to change the match to Santo vs LA Park. It’s still unclear if it’ll actually come to happen.
  3. AAA announced three TV tapings – in Ecatepec, Tehuacan and Xalapa – taking place the next three weeks. All seem to be in the running in place variety, with some significant names missing (Wagner, Demon Jr.) or not appearing much. It does leave a lot of room for the undercard guys to have good matches.
  4. AAA also announced a Fusion taping on a Monday for a Saturday, and then had canceled it by Friday. Since early April, AAA’s only ran one Fusion specific taping. In related news, the brand split – originally to take place after TripleMania – seems to be either pushed back or forgotten altogether.
  5. - Sombra kept the IWGP IC championship over Volador by DQ, when Volador was caught cheating. Sombra heads to Japan to defend the title against former champion Shinsuke Nakamura. Terrible also heads to Japan, defending the CMLL tag team titles with Tama Tonga versus Hiroshi Tanahashi & Jushin Lyger.
  6. Rayo de Jalisco took Universo 2000′s hair in the main event of the most recent TxT show. Blue Demon & Hijo del Santo defeated Zumbi & Heddi Karoui to keep the PWR Tag Team titles. Attendance was not good, maybe 30-40%
  • all money was refunded from AAA’s iPPV disaster. AAA, as pre-planned by their TV taping schedule, aired much of the event on their normal TV show over the last two weeks.
  • all the CMLL guys who were making hair match challenges continue to make hair match challenges (with Rey Bucanero replacing Terrible.) CMLL aired a teaser for the Infierno en el Ring cage match. CMLL is expected to officially announce tomorrow that the cage match will take place July 12.
  • Cibernetico, in his first major Mexico City area match since losing his hair, decided to wear his old mask for the match. He told people he was just going to wear it to the ring, and just never took it off. He was questioned about it post match, and pointed out Silver King and Psicosis get away with the same thing.
  • Valiente remains in the lead for the second round of En Busca de un Idolo, with Vangelis (2-0 in matches, horrible in fan voting), and Stuka (0-2 in matches, great in fan voting) each having a chance to advance to the final.
  • Dr. Cerbero took X-Fly’s hair.
  • Title changes: Dinamic Black won the IWRG Rey del Ring championship.
  • Title defenses: Estetas del Aire kept the CMLL Trios titles over Hijos del Averno in the main event of Arena Puebla’s 60th Anniverasry show, while Marcela kept the CMLL Women’s title over Ray in Japan’s REINA promotion. Fenix kept the Fusion title over Pentagon Jr., Aerostar and Daga.
  • TxT announced Hijo del Santo’s WBC title is now a wrestling title and they’d add a have heavyweight title. Santo proposed a ridicolous tournament. This title probably exists for Tempestad/Nieto del Santo to win some day long down the road.
  • Demus had knee surgery and will be out four months.
  • Villano V, who lost so much money on his self-promoted retirement show that “he was forced to come out of retirement to make the money back”, announced he’s going to promote more wrestling shows.
  • Demonio Rojo unmasked Azteca de Oro in Guadalajara
  • Guadalajara’s Barbaro Cavernario & Black Metal worked a few CMLL DF shows, seemingly as a tryout. Rudo Barbaro did a lot better than tecnico Metal.


06/29-30 lucha videos

AAA is still airing TripleMania. No SLP due a recording program. No TxT because we just totally forgot Sunday. No Puebla from last week – had 3 chances to record it and struck out each time. I have no idea if the ACM date is correct; I saw no lineup for last Tuesday, but they’re all from the same show and they talk about the Flammers/Karontes tag match being a rematch from last week, so that’s my guess.

The new videos are now over on youtube.com/luchablog and will be for at least six months. I’m now blocked from uploading videos over 15 minutes on the thecubsfan account for uploading the Divina de la Lucha show – Elisa Tudon herself gave me a copyright strike. I thought I was helping her out since she’s commented positively on me posting IWRG videos, but cleary I was wrong. I’ve tried to reach out to her to apologize and hopefully get her to withdraw the strike, but I don’t know if she’s seen it. If you know here, please tell her I’m sorry about it.

(It’s more surprising this hasn’t happened sooner. )

YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2I0JwI23A_Ul4kLbOxVQIhcCPwM6K7p5

06/29 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/akyfco
06/30 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/so8scd

06/30 GALLI: http://www.sendspace.com/file/jj62sw – successfully recorded! not actually watched. Not going up on YouTube…

CMLL on Terra: 2013-06-28
taped 2013-06-28 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show: http://ul.to/5594fzag
1) Valiente vs Fuego in a En Busca de un Idolo match
2) Stuka Jr. vs Vangellys in a En Busca de un Idolo match

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-06-29
taped 2013-06-23 @ Arena Coliseo
Full show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xx5xtx
1) Diamante vs Boby Zavala in a lightning match

2) Diamante Azul, Máscara Dorada, Mistico vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
3) La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Mr. Águila, Psicosis, Volador Jr.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-06-29
taped 2013-06-25 @ Arena Mexico
1) Höruz & Robin vs Cholo & Ramstein
2) Black Metal, Metálico, Stigma vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Hijo del Signo, Hooligan
3) Bushiroad, Diamante, Fuego vs Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Vangellys
Stellar Moments
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máscara Dorada vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
History: Atlantis
5) La Máscara, Thunder, Titán vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-06-29
taped 2013-06-21 @ Arena Mexico
1) Dalis la Caribeña, Dark Angel, Marcela vs Amapola, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
2) La Sombra, Máximo, Shocker vs Mr. Águila, Terrible, Volador Jr.

CMLL on Televisa: 2013-06-29
taped 2013-06-21 @ Arena Mexico
1) Sensei & Soberano Jr. vs Akuma & Apocalipsis
2) Diamante, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Niebla Roja, Olímpico, Psicosis
Invitado Especial
3) Blue Panther, Rush, Super Porky vs Averno, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión

CMLL on Terra: 2013-06-30
taped 2013-06-30 @ Arena Coliseo
Full Show: http://ul.to/5594fzag
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Camorra & Zayco
2) Bushiroad, Diamante, Leono vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Dark Angel vs Princesa Blanca in a lightning match
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado vs Felino, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
5) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Shocker vs Pierroth, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.
6) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis vs La Máscara, Rush, Titán for the Mexican National Trios Championship

CMLL Puebla: 2013-07-01
taped 2013-06-17 @ Arena Puebla
Full Show:
1) Génesis & Milenium vs Saurón & Zayco
2) Leono, Robin, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Cholo, Espíritu Maligno, Inquisidor
3) Fuego, Sagrado, Stigma vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) Blue Panther, Delta, Hijo del Fantasma vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Psicosis
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto


Noches de Coliseo: 2013-06-30
taped 2013-06-25 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
Full Show: http://ul.to/mjuhtl1v
1) Muerte Guerrera & Rosa Salvaje Jr. vs Flecha (Monterrey) & Mini Hator
2) Hija de Karonte & Karonte Sr. vs Lady Flamer & Red Flamer
3) Negro Venenosa, Sexy Maciel, Tamalera vs Dulce Canela, Erika Sotelo, Larry Miranda in a lumberjack rules match

4) Chely Rock, La Bandida, Poly Star vs Estrella Explosiva, Lady Maravilla, Lady Puma

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-06-30
taped 2013-06-30 @ Arena Naucalpan
Full Show: http://ul.to/4owzh8q3
1) Acero, Golden Magic, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Carta Brava Jr., Zafiro (IWRG)
Promos/random time killing for the second match
2) Astro Rey Jr., Dragón Celestial, Imposible vs Eita, Fulgore II, Galaxy, Seiya, Sky Ángel for the IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight tournament semifinal match
3) Black Terry, Dinamic Black, Solar I vs Heddi Karaoui, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Negro Navarro

Estetas del Aire keep the trios titles, Titan/Averno

CMLL (MON) 07/01/2013 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Comunicate Digital, El Popular (cover)]
***Arena Puebla 60th Anniversary***
1) Mercurio, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Aéreo, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito
2) Leono, Robin, Stigma DQ Espíritu Maligno, Inquisidor, Skándalo
Rudos were DQed for excessive violence on Stigma.
3) Felino, Negro Casas, Puma b Bushiroad, Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo
Puebla debut for Bushi. Negro pinned Maximo.
4) Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, La Máscara, Shocker
Gran Guerrero pinned Atlantis with a low blow after another Guerreros Switch.
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto [CMLL TRIOS]
Tecnicos took 2/3 to keep the titles, Mistica on Averno for the deciding fall. Estetas del Aire first defense.

Shocker and Mr. Aguila finally meet in a singles match over in Guadalajara today. It’s not the main event (which is odd when Arena Mexico thought/thinks they can draw a big house with it), but Mascara/Sombra/Rush vs Euforia/Gran/Ultimo Guerrero is. Over in Arena Mexico, Mascara Dorada, Titan and Valiente face Averno, Pierroth and Volador in what seems to be building to another Averno/Titan title match.

Rob has his annual dives of the year videos. This year, it’s 60 dives in one two three parts.

Black Terry has La Mascara vs Mascara Dorada from the Marketing Wrestling show (sub two minutes) and two minutes of Skayde vs Black Terry.

Bill has highlights on June 2, 2013 CMLL (minis cage match, Dorada/Negro.)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.



IWRG (THU) 07/04/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Seiya vs Fulgore II
2) Astro Rey Jr. & Sky Ángel vs Alan Extreme & Fulgor
3) Centvrión, Golden Magic, Saruman vs Canis Lupus, Cerebro Negro, Imposible
4) Pantera, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Apolo Estrada Jr., el Ángel, Heddi Karaoui
5) Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro, Toscano vs Eterno, Súper Nova, X-Fly

Traumas and FdT were feuding, are in different matches, probably will cross paths.

Show hasn’t been on TVC Deportes in months, they still have the TVC Deportes logo on the poster.

CMLL (SUN) 07/07/2013 Arena Coliseo
1) Höruz & Robin vs Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
3) Tritón vs Raziel [lightning]
4) Bushiroad, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
5) Diamante Azul, Shocker, Thunder vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Vangellys
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Volador Jr.

Estetas del Aire back together to face the sort of Avernos. Fourth match looks a lot of fun, not so much the fifth match. Raziel should protect himself on any Triton top rope moves.

CMLL (SUN) 07/07/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Brillante & Capitan (Guadalajara) vs Relampago Azul & Samael (Guadalajara)
2) Halcón de Plata, Idolo, Javier Cruz vs Demonio Maya, El Yaki, Satara
3) El Hippie, Sky Kid, Tony Escobedo vs Acertijo, Jocker, Sádico
4) Bárbaro Cavernario vs Black Metal [OCCIDENTE MIDDLE]
Barbaro is champion. Believed to be fourth defense.
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Rush vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Bucanero

Capitan and Escobedo are new names here (many new names here) and Yaki was a tecnico last we saw him.

06/30 IWRG Results

no full news update today

IWRG (SUN) 06/30/2013 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Cristal, Dama de Hierro, Saruman b Diosa Maya, Freelance, La Chola
2) Acero, Golden Magic, Veneno DQ Canis Lupus, Carta Brava Jr., Zafiro (IWRG)
Veneno blocked a Lupus foul, fouled him, and faked his own foul to draw the DQ.
3) Astro Rey Jr., Dragón Celestial, Imposible b Eita, Fulgore II, Galaxy, Seiya, Sky Ángel [IWRG IC Light, semifinal]
vacant championship, last champion was Chicano (left IWRG, injury caused retirement.) Eight way match with the last three advancing to a Three Match Fighters.
4) Black Terry, Dinamic Black, Solar I b Heddi Karaoui, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Negro Navarro
Black Terry replaced Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000. Solar’s team took 1, Negro submtited Solar in fall 2. Solar surprised and beat Negro in the third.

2, 3 and 4 aired on LAS (though not until Monday on my clock.) Veneno match was a total Veneno comedy match. Third match was crazy, like kids being let out for recess and everyone else was the monkey bars. Fourth match was a hold versus hold battle. Lots of different things can be called lucha libre.

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Titan, La Mascara, Rush win the national trios titles, Azteca de Oro unmasked, Santo hurt, REINA

photo by CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 06/30/2013 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Molotov & Sensei b Camorra & Zayco
tecnicos took 1/3 in a boring match.
2) Bushiroad, Diamante, Leono b Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
Leono replaced Starman. Tecnicos took 1/3 in a boring match.
3) Princesa Blanca b Dark Angel [lightning]
Blanca beat Angel with an cradle and a hand on ropes in 8:43. Good match, best of the show so far. Blanca threw around hair match challenges post match.
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado b Felino, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
Tecnicos took 2/3, including Delta and Guerrero Maya beating Namajague & Okumura. No hint of a title match challenge post match.
5) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Shocker DQ Pierroth, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.
Tecnicos took 1, with Azul breaking Pierroth on a german suplex. Volador fouled Sombra in the second.
6) La Máscara, Rush, Titán b Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis [MEX TRIOS]
Tecnicos took 2/3 in a disappointingly sloppy match to win the titles. Rush was clearly holding the ropes on the pinfall, but no one brought any attention to it. Invasors fall in their third defense. Post match celebration was pre-empted by another earthquake drill.

Main event title change is very weird.The show ending very quickly (because of the earthquake drill) added to the strange feel. It feels like a hurried change because they had to get the titles off the Invasors because someone is leaving and they’d figure out the rest later. Mr. Aguila is still the strong favorite to lose the Infierno en el Ring cage match, so maybe it’s him. Or maybe someone woke up and decided Rush had to have a title belt. CMLL Universal tournament is not that far away.

Dark Angel vs Princesa Blanca was the best match on the show. Sombra’s listed for a Tuesday night show in Guadalajara and then he’s off to Japan. Terrible finishes up Tuesday in Arena Mexico. That’s going to be a tough turnaround for the NJPW 07/05 show.

CMLL (SUN) 06/30/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Virgo b Évola & Magnum
Divino took 1/3.
2) Esfinge, León Blanco, Metatrón b Acertijo, Espectrum, Infierno
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Black Metal, Gallo, Leo, Súper Popular b Bárbaro Cavernario, Exterminador, Maléfico, Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 1/3, Metal defeating Cavernario. Debutee Popular wasn’t involved in any of the finishes.
4) Demonio Rojo b Azteca de Oro [mask]
Azteca de Oro pinned Demonio Rojo in the first, Demonio Rojo took the second, and submitted Oro in the third. Azteca de Oro is Antonio Escobedo, 25 years old, 11 years a vet, which means he started wrestling professionally at 14.
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja
Estetas took 1/3, Mistica on Euforia in the third.
6) Último Guerrero b Atlantis
Atlantis was again honored for 30 years of wrestling. Atlantis took the first, UG the second, and Gran Guerrero and Ultimo Guerrero pulled a switch in the third fall to get the win.

First time we’ve seen them pull that switch, and probably won’t be the last time.

Hijo del Santo was taken to the hospital after his match in Arena Solidaridad with LA Park and Dr. Wagner. His wife posted a photo of Santo being strechered backstage still in his gear, which suggests this is a storyline and probably build to the mask match they’d like to do in September. The building looks 60% full for the match, which must be a disappointment and suggests it may not be a big deal.

Rob has highlights of 05/28/12 CMLL.

You can see the Infierno en el Ring promo here.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of the Marketing Wrestling show. Skandalo and Coco Rojo bled a disgusting amount.

Impume Mex (or whoever they copied this from, it’s shown up in a couple places) has thoughts about lucha libre Television.

Lucha Libre in Japan
06/29 REINA
2) Mima Shimoda, Tiffany [O], Marcela b Rabbit MIU [X], Ray, Leon
3) Estrellita b Makoto
4) Dump Matsumoto b GOYA KONG

06/30 REINA – 300 fans
3) Mima Shimoda [O], Makoto b Cherry [X], Sareee
4) Leon vs Estrellita [REINA IJ] – succesful defense
5) GAMI & Ayumi Kurihara [O] vs Tiffany [X], Goya Kong
6) Marcela b Ray [CMLL WOMEN] – succesful defense, said to be good.

NJPW confirmed the Shinsuke Nakamura vs Sombra rematch on 07/20 will now be for the IWGP IC championship.

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Sombra keeps the IWGP IC championship, Infierno en el Ring announced

this needs to the be the wiki picture/photo by CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 06/28/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Virus b Pegasso, Starman, Tritón
Starman’s trio are apparently Los Cadetes del Espacio, a team name used extensively in AAA previously. They did not wear matching gear and showed no indication they were meant to be a new trio, and lost their debut match. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Averno, Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla b Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Mistico
Titan was announced, but was replaced by Blue Panther on Monday. Panther received his award from the Durango Congress before the match. Rudos were DQed for excessive violence in the first. Niebla beat Mistico in the second, and Panther submitted Averno to the nudo lagunero in the third (with Averno giving up before Panther even got him off the mat!) Averno and Panther challenged each other after the match. Panther wanted a date for a hair match, Averno would only accept if it was a one fall submission match.
4) Valiente b Fuego [En Busca de un Idolo]
Valiente won in a hurried feeling match. Judges seemed okay with it; Valiente scored a 10, 7, 8 and 7. for a 32. Fuego scored a 8, 8, 7, 8 for a 31. Tirantes’ harshest criticism were for referee Bestia Negra, who stopped and restated his count during the finish because Fuego’s shoulder was slightly off the mat.
5) Vangellys b Stuka Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
Vangelis ripped Stuka’s mask open and submitted him, putting a kneebar on Stuka’s bad leg. Judges loved Vangelis, giving him a 10, 10, 9, 10 for a 39. Tirantes was critical of Stuka for wrestling hurt, and Stuka scored a 8, 9, 8, 3 for a 28.
6) Negro Casas, Shocker, Terrible DQ Máximo, Rey Escorpión, Rush [Relevos Increíbles]
Straight falls. Rush got his team disqualified in the first, then fought with partner Rey Escorpion to cause his team to lose in the second. Negro, Shocker, and Escorpion challenged Rush to hair matches, but the match was preceded by a Infierno en el Ring teaser video.
7) La Sombra b Volador Jr. [IWGP IC]
Mistico and Averno were seconds. Volador had a Superman outfit on. Sombra took the first fall with a Dragonrana, Volador Jr. tied it up with a Spanish Fly in the second, and both guys kicked out everything in the third. Volador finally fouled Sombra, pulled his mask, and covered. Referee Rafael el Maya counted three, then awarded the match to Sombra by disqualification. Usual challenges followed between these two after the match and fought a bit more. La Sombra made his first defense.

CMLL honored edecan Anabel, who is leaving that role, with an in-ring ceremony including Panico and Guerrero del Futoro. I can’t recall CMLL doing this before for an edecan or a luchador leaving the promotion. It’s very mysterious to us, though I’m sure there are people behind the scenes who know exactly why this was done.

CMLL updated the point table for the first week of En Busca de un Idolo, right after week two finished. Putting it all together:

145 Valiente (40 on fan poll)
122 Vangellys (5 on the fan poll)
96 Stuka Jr. (34 on fan poll)
85 Fuego (17 on fan poll)

Stuka is 0-2, Vangellys is 2-0 and yet Stuka will be ahead of Vangelis if the poll numbers are the same next week. Vangellys needs a big turnaround in the polls to have a chance.



CMLL (FRI) 07/05/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Sensei vs Cholo & Disturbio
2) Dark Angel, Luna Mágica, Marcela vs Amapola, La Seductora, La Vaquerita
3) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Thunder vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Pólvora
4) Stuka Jr. vs Fuego [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Valiente vs Vangellys [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Shocker vs RushMáximoBlue PantherSuper PorkyNegro CasasAvernoMr. ÁguilaRey EscorpiónRey Bucanero [cibernetico]
7) Atlantis, Mistico, Titán vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

That’s the usual cibernetico before a cage match. July 12th seems like the date for the cage match, though it could slip one more week.

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Cibernetico wins match (and mask?), AAA Fusion taping canceled, Volador vs Sombra tonight

photo by Black Terry Jr.

AAA RCH (THU) 06/27/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Alan Extreme & Imposible b Freelance & Saruman
2) Sexy Lady & Taya Valkyrie b La Jarochita & Lolita
3) Cuervo & Último Gladiador DQ Trauma I & Trauma II
Ultimo Gladiador replaced Espiritu. DQ when mystery masked men ran in and attacked the Traumas – it turned out to be Super Nova & Eterno, continuing their IWRG issues.
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
5) Cibernético, El Mesías, Electroshock b Daga, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween
Cibernetico wrestled in his mask. Piero was knocked down and Cibernetico fouled Perro (they both went for one, only Cibernetico connected) for the win.

Cibernetico came out wearing his mask. That’s usually the set up to someone pulling the mask off to reveal a bald head during the match, and maybe that’s what Cibernetico told people he was doing. Instead, he just wrestled in his mask the whole match. Cibernetico explained after that it’s been over five years since he lost his mask so he should be allowed and, if the commission wants to do something about it, they should do something about Silver King and Psicosis first. He has a point; lucha libre is better when people who lose their mask never get to wear it again, but forcing the issue to create some consistency is a good as well. The commission probably won’t do anything, or anything we’ll hear about. I don’t think this will carry over to AAA TV.

I still have no idea what RCH is. I’m not sure I need to know, so that’s fine.

AAA canceled Saturday’s Fusion TV taping. This one was just announced this past Monday, so it’s an oddly quick sprint from start to canceled. “Through no fault of our own company” is AAA’s only explanation. Fusion will have no new TV for the immediate future unless they start pulling matches (or they go back thru the library and pick out the few skipped over matches, assuming they were taped.)

Tonight’s Arena Mexico show is headlined by the latest Volador Jr. versus La Sombra match. This time, it’s for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. Sombra’s expected to defend this title in Japan next month, so he should keep it tonight. Match should be great if past matches are any indication.

List of Sombra vs Volador matches

2010-08-30 (Puebla) Volador Jr. b La Sombra [MEX LH] video (first part)
2010-12-12 (Mexico) Volador Jr. b La Sombra - no video
2011-09-18 (Mexico) La Sombra b Volador Jr. [NWA WELTER] video
2012-01-22 (Korakuen) La Sombra b Volador Jr. [NWA WELTER] - video around if you look for it
2012-10-09 (Mexico) La Sombra TLDRAW Volador Jr. [lightning]  video
2012-10-15 (Puebla) Volador Jr. b La Sombra - video
2012-10-16 (Mexico) La Sombra b Volador Jr. - video
2013-02-15 (Mexico) La Sombra b Volador Jr. [Reyes del Aire]- video
2013-03-11 (Puebla) La Sombra b Volador Jr. - only a clip

Sombra leads, 5-3-1

Tonight’s show also should have the usual hair match challenges. CMLL’s running out of time if they’re planning on running this multi-man match a distance away from the expected Ultimo Guerrero/Atlantis mask match. Fuego faces Valiente and Vangelis faces Stuka in this round of En Busca de un Idolo. Hopefully the stream gets posted a little earlier this week; it was running at the usual time, but did not appear on the website until just before the Busca matches started.


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