Wagner on attack, Super Libre Plus Rules, Demon added to Heroes Inmortales, tag title match on 10/18

CMLL posted video of the Rey Escorpion/Brazo de Plata hair match signing. Rey Escorpion vowed to break Super Porky’s jaw, which I guess is another way for Porky to lose weight. CMLL also sent out the offical Super Libre Plus rules:

  • closed fists punches and chokes are legal
  • there are no pinfalls
  • only win by submission or knockout (or probably still DQ)
  • participants will use protective gear on their hands (gloves), mouth (mouth guard) and face

So, MMA rules. The idea is CMLL will allow them to fight a street fight rules, but “respect the essence of wrestling.” (It’s too bad they couldn’t have figured this out for Wagner & Park.) No mention of how many falls, but it’s got to be one.

This is the second gimmick rules match in CMLL in a short amount of time, and it’s a promotion who never does these sort of things. This feels like the start of a pattern and some changes, but it may still depend on how it’s received. (I generally wonder what the fans who chanted Fraude feel about this drift from CMLL’s very old school ways.) It’s also an appeal to people who like MMA or MMA style matches, and I have no feeling for how big or small that is in Mexico (though UFC is apparently coming to the country in April.)

CMLL has also announced the Tama Tonga & Rey Bucanero versus Rush & La Mascara title defense will also take place on 10/18. CMLL is indeed loading up that card to run against WWE.

AAA tapes tonight in Tlahuelilpan (8 pm start.) Generally, it appears to be a running in place show, which could air after Heroes Inmortales takes place and not really change anything. The main event Consejo versus Psycho Circus match is now listed as “lucha en jaula”. That’s how the Naucalpan main was listed, but no cage was ever otherwise hyped, there was no cage for the match and the whole thing was never mentioned again. One Arm Scoria is still listed in the semimain, which is an Atomicos and may be enough to hide him. The best shot at a good match is the Angelico/Jack/probably Suicide vs Psicosis/Daga/Steve Pain tercera.

AAA’s also quietly announced the mystery luchador in the Copa Antonio Pena tournament: it’s Blue Demon Jr., according to the tournament preview they sent out. Blue Demon was a major part of AAA’s build up to both Rey de Reyes and TripleMania, and had not been mentioned since that event. Canek and Villano IV have likewise disappeared for no obvious reason (though it could be “IWL bookings” and “injuries” in that order.) Demon is the AAA Latin American champion, having beat Mesias for it at TripleMania. His block looks very odd – Demon’s against his friend Axel, fellow tecnico Octagon, and rudo with tecnico skills Daga. Maybe they’ll work an all technical match?

Dr. Wagner Jr. was interviewed by Metro about his injury and issues with AAA. (The article includes the graphic picture of his wound.) Wagner says he has no idea why he was attack, and his doctor told him he’d be out a mouth for rest and rehab. Dr. Wagner does not believe the attack has anything to do with his recent troubles with AAA, and there’s a sidebar where Hijo del Santo moonwalks his previous statement, saying he never said AAA and the only problems with AAA are the legal ones. Getting back to the name issue, Dr. Wagner says if AAA presents a Wagner in the US, it will be a fraud. He says he never was told AAA was trademarking Dr. Wagner, and they never asked him for permission.

Info on Casandro, Mascara Dorada, Sangre Azteca and Dragon Rojo’s trip to France on Friday and Saturday. I neglected to link to this earlier, but it’s the obvious explanation of why the three CMLL luchadors were pulled from cards.

The Japanese Vida La Vida blog says he had talked to Dos Caras Sr. back in June, and Dos had mentioned he was having injury issues with one of his feet and was considering moving to Florida to live closer to his sons, which both may explain why he’s retiring. June would’ve been before Hijo de Dos Caras was cut from FCW, which could affect his relocation plan.

AAA has tonight’s full UTDN airing, the second half of Plan Sexenal, up early.

IWL has announced a 12/14 show in Mexico City with a Canek/Hijo del Canek vs Wagner Jr./Wagner III vs LA Park/Hijo de LA Park vs Pirata Morgan/Hijo de Piarta main event for a new IWL Dinastia title. IWL spends more money on title belts then they do on the first two-thirds of their card.

I was on Figure Four Daily with Bryan Alvarez and Dr. Lucha to talk about my Mexico trip one more (last) time, and all the news in lucha libre. It’s a free (gratis!) show if you’d like to listen.

Rob has highlights of 03/22/13 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and the 30 to 21 of the 2002 LuchaWorld countdown.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Over in Dragon Gate, Tomahawk said a couple of his friends from Mexico would be coming. It appears to be Flamita & Rocky Lobo, who’ve been connected with Dragon Gate previously and said they’d be headed to a foreign country soon on last night’s Tercera Caida.


CMLL (TUE) 10/15/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Akuma & Herodes Jr.
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Fantasy vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Pegasso vs Boby Zavala [lightning]
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Thunder vs Euforia, Felino, Mr. Niebla
6) La Sombra, Shocker, Titán vs Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr.

The returning Shocker and the even more returning Mr. Aguila. Main event VERY subject to change. (Also, Morphosis?)

Fourth is a rematch, so the Cometa/Namajague is an issue going forward. Between this and the possible set up to an Arena Coliseo Tag Team title match on Friday, we may be seeing the beginning of the end for the Japanese Demon in CMLL.

Minis match could be good. Minis matches on Tuesday SHOULD be good; it’s their only reasonable shot of making TV. They’ll still turn up on the internet, but the internet is not TV. The women are in the same position – I don’t think a match from the Dallys turn has made TV – but the women will occasionally get added to a TV show they should not have otherwise been on. The minis are not afforded those courtesies and might as well take advantage of the opportunities they get.

IWL (TUE) 11/05/2013 Arena Aficion
1) Gotita de Plata, Jhonky, Kid Jaguar vs Aspid, Medics I, Sacristan Del Diablo
2) Arceus, Fly Metalik, Fly Warrior, Flyer vs ATM, ATM 1, ATM Gold, ATM Super and Arkanos, Medics 3, Quimico, Shadow
3) Último Gladiador & Último Vampiro vs Dinamic Black & Fresero Jr. [IWL TAG]
Ultimos are champions. First defense.
4) Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett, Perico vs Aero Boy, Demente Extreme, Hormiga, Violento Jack [IWL TRIOS]
Los Porros are champions. Trios title on the line in an atomicos.
5) Zumbido vs Fantasma de la Ópera, Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Freelance, Cerebro Negro, Pantera I, Súper Ratón, Súper Pinocho, Súper Muñeco, Halcón 2000, Tony Rivera, Ninja de Fuego, Suicida, Loco Max [cage, hair, mask]

IWL count: 45! That’s low, they’ll have to add two or three more matches.

Anyone has a chance to lose in an IWL main event, but Halcon 2000 sticks out. He’s worked opening card matches and the name has been recycled by IWRG at least three different times. He really doesn’t belong there.

Trios titles on the line in an atomicos!

great match roundup, week of 2013-09-14

Great/Excellent Matches

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-09-16
taped 2013-09-12 @ Arena Naucalpan
Ciclón Black, Guerrero Mixtico, Tony Rivera vs Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Fulgor I – GREAT. I have no idea how this came off live, but it easily made the grade live. The young guys were good, but Tony Rivera and Black Terry were just awesome against each other. This has turned out to be a really strong feud.

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-09-14 – don’t air four matches in an hour show, please
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-09-14
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-09-14
AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2013-09-15

Matches To Watch Later
Got nothing.


CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-09-07


taped 2013-08-30 @ Arena Mexico
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AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2013-09-08


taped 2013-08-16 @ Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro
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top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. Rush & La Mascara defeated La Sombra & Atlantis in the final of a 16 team tag team tournament, where the winners will eventually get a shot against Tama Tonga & Rey Bucanero for the CMLL Tag Team Titles. It was a rare tecnico versus tecnico match, though the Rush side was booed as always.
  2. AAA announced the Heroes Inmortales, which has a mega title match, a tag team title match, a tournament, and nothing interesting. The TV lead up has been focused on Texano Jr. versus Psycho Clown (who will be in his first ever AAA singles match) and la Secta versus Perros del Mal and Cibernetico (which isn’t directly built up by anything on the show.) AAA appears to passing on doing anything major for this show, killing time until either the end of year show and/or their start in the US.
  3. Rey Escorpion and Super Porky have feuded for the last few weeks leading to a hair match on 10/18, the same day as Heroes Inmortales and the WWE show in Mexico City. The build up trios match this past week was surprisingly great (due to Porky being super aggressive and Rey Escorpion probably being the best luchador in Mexico this year). The hair match itself will have special “Super Libre Plus” rules, where just about anything goes.
  4. Cibernetico, Texano Jr., La Parka, Fenix, Drago, Pimpinela, and Psycho Circus were all robbed on the way to a show in Ciudad Juarez. The van they were riding in was pulled over, they were asked (with guns) to leave the van, and the criminals took off with all the possessions in the van. The van was found later, with a lot of the luchador’s items gone.
  5. Dr. Wagner claimed AAA was trying to steal his name in the US by filing for a trademark. AAA counted by saying Wagner had asked them to protect the name since they were already taking care of their own names in the US, then Wagner changed his mind but would not respond to them. AAA claims the name has not been fully put thru the trademark process and they’d gladly hand over what they have so far if Wagner paid AAA’s fees. Wagner has not responded.
  6. Dr. Wagner then was attacked by a person with a knife, and one his wrists was cut in the fight. Wagner has said nothing about the incident besides posting photos of the wound being stitched up, but Hijo del Santo took the opportunity to imply AAA was getting revenge for Wagner speaking up about his trademark. AAA has rolled their eyes about this.
  • Dos Caras Senior announced he was starting on a retirement tour and would be retiring by early 2014. Dos Caras Sr. has generally been inactive outside of occasional legends shows, but this would the formal end to his career.
  • There were/are plenty of rumors about Volador leaving CMLL for other places. So far, the only place Volador appeared to go was the face paint store.
  • Negro Casas & Rush continue to feud on and off. There’s no announced date for their previously ‘signed’ hair match and it doesn’t appear to be on the immediate horizon.
  • DTU, perhaps helped by their new TV deal, has announced their busiest ever month in October with about a dozen shows.
  • Casandro, Mascara Dorada, Sangre Azteca and Dragon Rojo are headed to France for a show.
  • Dragon Celestial unmasked Ciclon Black as part of the continuing Gym Tony Rivera vs Gym FILL feud in IWRG. Rivera’s Guerrero Mixtico also lost his hair.
  • people who kept titles: Estrellita, Los Traumas, Virus, Mephisto
  • Canek got a dumb title belt.

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Escorpion vs Porky in Super Libre+, La Mascara & Rush win tag team tournament

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (TUE) 10/08/2013 Arena Mexico [Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Akuma & Herodes Jr. b Bengala & Oro Jr.
Bengala replaced Camaleon.
2) Bam Bam & Último Dragoncito b Mercurio & Pequeño Warrior
No Shockercito or Olimpico. Possible one missed the show and they couldn’t find a replacement.
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa DQ Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
Tecnicos appear to take 1/3. Namajague fouled Rey Cometa.
4) Boby Zavala b Hijo del Fantasma [lightning]
Zavala stole Fantasma’s mask and beat them.
5) Blue Panther, Mistico, Thunder b Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
Ultimo Guerrero replaced Negro Casas. Rudos took 1/3, Niebla beating Mistico and Volador defeated Blue Panther.
6) La Máscara & Rush b Atlantis & La Sombra [CMLL TAG, #1 Contenders, final]
Mascara & Rush took 1/3, the last apparently clean with the Rush Driver on Sombra and the campana on Atlantis, to win. No date was given for the tag title match versus Tonga and Bucanero.

Not many details about the main event, but it looks good. I feel like three might be setting something up, but there’s no lineup yet.

CMLL (TUE) 10/08/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl, Informador (4)]
1) Guerrero Negro Jr. & Súper Comando b Black Metal & Leo
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Cancerbero, Nosferatu, Raziel b Gallo, Magnus, Starman
Rudoso took 1/3, Nosferatu beat Gallo.
3) Felino, Puma, Tiger b Fuego, Sagrado, Tritón
Rudos took 2/3 to win.
4) Marco Corleone b Terrible
Marco took 2/3 for the win.
5) Averno, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión b Máscara Dorada, Super Porky, Titán
Brazo de Plata replaced Shocker, which the promotion announce a day before hand. Rudos took 1/3, and only were DQed for excessive Escorpion violence on Porky in the second. Averno beat Titan for the win.

CMLL had a contract signing for Rey Escorpion and Brazo de Plata. They’ll meet on October 18 in a hair versus hair match, as set up the last few weeks. Per Porky’s request from last Friday, this match will have special rules: “Super Libre Plus”. Punches and choking are specifically listed as being legal, and it generally seems like most everything you’d expect to be legal in a normal Super Libre match to be legal. CMLL’s killed the idea of “super libre” meaning anything in recent matches, so it was a good idea to come up with something additional to make it clear this is going to be different. It’ll definitely been different judging from Friday’s match.

No other matches were announced for the 10/18 show. They’re likely to do a title match as the semifinal, but they have a few different ones in play. Dallys versus Marcela is likely as a lightning match. Not sure how Titan gets involved in that one.

AAA reveals there was a tournament to determine the participants in a four way tag team title match at Heroes Inmortales. I guess I can’t call it a secret tournament any more.

ChilangaMask has added Rey Cometa versus Impluso to it’s 11/17 show, joining Belial vs Ricky Marvin and Black Terry vs Solar.

Satanico & Espectro Jr. are interested in coming back to active status as a version of the Infernales. Satanico says he’d like to face Negro Navarro & Solar I.

Hijo del Kato Kung Lee took Ultmo Samuray Jr.’s mask on a tribute show to his father. I have only one record of a previous Ultimo Samuray Jr. match, in Hidalgo three years ago.

LuchaWorld has PosterMania!

DJ Spectro looks at the original Rayo de Jalisco.

The Negro Navarro versus Shu el Guerrero match is clarified to be a UWF Heavyweight Championship match.

Rey Cometa’s brother Espiritu Negro & Optimus are training with CMLL. Optimuz is not realated, but a friend from Queretaro.

CMLL’s promo for Friday’s show.

AAA posted it’s one two three part interview with La Parka.

Sadica retained the LLF title over Tsunami.


DTU CANTU (MON) 10/14/2013 Arena Cuatro Caminos de Nuevo Laredo
1) Calibus vs Princiep Haru, Jhonky, Energy, Rex Estampida
2) Chica Ye-Ye, La Magnifica, Lolita vs La Hiedra, Optimus, Sexy Lady
3) Lanzeloth vs Artikus, Pequeno Cobra, Ángel del Misterio, Kaleth, Gemelo Muerte I, Rocky Lobo
4) Poderosos vs Black Fire, Dance Boy, Niño Hamburguesa
5) Daga vs Flamita, Septimo Dragon, Fenix, Hacker, Perseus
6) Último Gladiador vs Dement Extreme, Drastik Boy, Cíclope, Aero Boy, Miedo Extremo [5000 thumbtacks]
7) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Violento Jack & X-Fly and Ángel o Demonio & Ovett

Main event is some electrified deal.  Fifth match looks really good.

CMLL (TUE) 10/15/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón & Virgo vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Oro Jr., Sky Kid, Starman vs Hijo del Signo, Ráfaga, Sádico
3) Luna Mágica, Marcela, Silueta vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Super Porky vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Mistico vs Averno, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión

A show!

AAA RCH (THU) 10/17/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Emperador Azteca vs Aviador, Látigo, Atomik Star, Electro Boy [Copa RCH Junior]
2) Centvrión vs Mr. Leo, Fulgor, Alan Extreme
3) Faby Apache & Lolita vs Sexy Lady & Taya Valkyrie
4) Lucky Boy, Niño de Ébano, Niño Hamburguesa vs Carta Brava Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain
5) Drago, Fénix, Jack Evans vs Eterno, Pentagón Jr., Último Gladiador
6) Murder Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Psicosis, Texano Jr

Some really good matches on the undercard and also another Psycho Clown/Texano Jr. match. One day before Heroes Inmortales, even. I hope there’s someone out there who really loves this feud and is eating it up, it would make me feel better.

Breakdown of Arena Naucalpan shows since 09/16
RCH: 3
CMLL/Furor: 2

More non-IWRG shows than IWRG shows recently. This RCH show follows an Furor show, which means they’ll go at least 11 days without an IWRG show (and one of those shows should turn up on AYM.)

Dr. Wagner Junior stabbed in the wrist (and Hijo del Santo says crazy things)

Dr. Wagner Jr. was attacked on his way home yesterday. The attacker stabbed him near his wrist, creating a huge and ugly gash near his wrist. There’s a bloody and graphic picture of the wound on Hijo del Santo’s Facebook. There’s also a picture on @WagnerJrOficial, though I have no idea if that’s really his Twitter (or how we’d be able to verify.) There’s no word on how this will affect Wagner going forward or how long he’ll be out of action. Everyone hopes he recovers fully and is back soon.

There is a theory about the attacker. El Hijo del Santo posted this message on his above linked Facebook. Bold for the important line.

¡Estimados amigos! Desafortunadamente hace un par de horas mi compañero Dr Wagner Jr. Sufrió un atentado al llegar a su domicilio, fue víctima de amenazas con arma blanca y al intentar defenderse sufrió una herida en la muñeca. Esto fue relacionado con lo que declaró ante las cámaras de Televisión al referirse a que fue despojado de su personaje en USA, ya que no se trató de un asalto.

¡ Antes que ser rivales en el ring, somos compañeros de profesión y le deseo su pronta recuperación! Este cobarde atentado no puede quedar impune

Santo’s saying the attack was not a random assault, but related to the Wagner’s deceleration about someone trying to steal his identity in the US. Santo makes sure not to refer to AAA directly and the Todo x el Todo Twitter woke up from a long slumber to point that out, but I fail to see who else Santo could’ve been talking about here.  Hijo del Santo is implying AAA sent a guy to knife Dr. Wagner Junior. (Dr. Wagner Jr. has said NOT publicly said anything like this.)

I do not believe AAA sent a guy to stab Dr. Wagner Junior. I do not believe I just had to type that last sentence. If you read the AAA statements or saw their comments, it was very obvious AAA does not care about the Dr. Wagner name. They care about the hassle Wagner’s putting them thru, and the distraction he’s caused when they have better things to do, but they’d be beyond thrilled if Wagner just paid them the money and this all went away. They also have to realize he’s not paying the money, but having this fade away is a win for them and they’d want to do nothing to make this a bigger issue going forward  I feel fairly certain AAA would not be sending a knife wielding assassin after anyone for any reason, but this issue would be pretty low on the list of reasons to go stab someone.

El Hijo del Santo is a liar. That’s okay, lots of wrestlers turn out that way, it helps a bit. Hijo del Santo and Todo x el Todo blatantly lied about the cancellation of the Zocalo show, using hurricane relief as a reason to scrub a show that was never actually going to happen. This one is minor compared to that, and more manipulation of the truth for his own benefit – Wagner did really get stabbed, and Santo really hates AAA. If Santo really had proof this was related to the trademark issue, he had to present it when he made the accusation. He didn’t, and that’s probably actionable.

Dr. Wagner’s next known match is Sunday in Arena Azteca Budokan, and that’s a show he’s likely to make even if he can’t work. Hopefully we’ll find more about his condition by then.


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NGX (SAT) 10/05/2013 Gym Factores Muturos, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon [LuchaMania Monterrey]
***Sangre y Venganza 2013***
1) Psicotico b Aguila Xtrema
Aguila Extrema’s mask came off by accident on the finish. Referee ignored it and counted three.
2) Epydemius b Shenky, Kratoz
Shenky was nervous. Un-Mexicans gave Epydemius a t-shirt to join their group.
4) Ludark Shaitan b Tsunami
moved to the semifinal. Tsunami replaced Lily Fighter. Some Sadica fans in the crowd chanted for her instead of the two people. Not as crazy as thought, but Tsunami gets credit for doing this one day after a crazy match with Sadica.
4) Neurosis & Optymuz b Aereo (Juarez) & Erick Snake
Aereo from Juarez replaced Dralion. Crowd was behind Optymuz & Neurosis. Erick Snake is one of the Un-Mexicans and was helped by the returning El Pelon (now using the name Dash) interfering. They tied Neurosis to the ropes pretty early and focused on Optymuz. Aereo had a spectacular dive. Optymuz made the comeback, untied Neurosis, and Aereo took out Neurosis but also Dash with a dive. Optymuz defeated Erick Snake to win.
5) Pagano, Sick Boy, Skam 13 b Hooligan Byron, Kaientai, Xtreme Dragon
The ring was supposed to have many lamps, but they could not get lamps. They went on with the match anyway and they used whatever they could find. Pagano beat Kaientai with a Air Raid Crash to give the UnMexicans a loss at the end of the show.

There’s a clip of Aereo’s dive, which was pretty cool.

CMLL (MON) 10/07/2013 Arena Puebla [@cincoradio, Comunicate Digital, El Popular (cover)]
1) Meyer, Milenium, Robin b Ares, Guerrero Espacial, King Jaguar
Guerrero Espacial’s debut. Robin beat King Jaguar.
2) Pegasso, Starman, Tigre Rojo Jr. b Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro
Pegasso beat Arkangel.
3) Sagrado, Stigma, Stuka Jr. b Felino, Puma, Tiger
Rematch of last week, with Sagrado beating Tiger this time.
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente
Recap notes crowd was chanting Mistico Pirata again. Rudos took 1/3, Dragon Rojo & Polvora beating Valiente & Mascara Dorada for the win. Revolucionarios asked for a title match. The Estetas said they had to get more wins but did offer masks vs masks/hair. Rudos passed.
5) Mephisto b La Máscara [MEX LH]
Seconds were Robin and Rey Escorpion. Mephisto took falls 1/3, escaping the campana and beating Mascara with a super Devil’s Wings. Mephisto’s first defense.

Tercera back and forth doesn’t appear to be going anyway, but they’ve obviously setting up the trios title.

Today’s Arena Mexico show has the most unpredictable big tag team match in CMLL in, uh, four weeks. Rush & La Mascara take on La Sombra & Atlantis where the winner will get a tag team title shot against Rey Bucanero & Tama Tonga. CMLL Gaceta notes the main event is four tecnicos, but really three tecnicos and one guy everyone hates. If you ever wanted an excuse to boo La Mascara, today is your day. I’m don’t have any strong feeling n who will win, or if they’ll win the tag team titles whenever their title shot happens, but this should be a pretty good and unique match. Undercard includes Virus and Guerrero Maya facing off again as part of a trios match.

CMLL did a lot of card shuffling last night, affecting mostly Friday and Sunday’s cards. Dragon Rojo is off both shows. Ephesto will replace him, and Misterioso is added to Friday’s card in Ephesto’s old spot. Both lightning matches have been altered. Titan will replace Mascara Dorada and now be in the lightning match for a third straight week, facing old rival Averno. Vangellys subs in for Sangre Azteca on Sunday to face Triton. Meanwhile, in one not listed on the website, Apolo Dantes has Brazo de Plata subbing for Shocker today in Guadalajara.

No reason is given for any of these changes. Dragon Rojo’s had obvious fitness issues for a while, but he’s had them for a while and there didn’t appear to be a breaking point. Pulling Dorada out of the lightning match derails the Avernos/Estetas feud CMLL’s been setting up on Fridays. Dorada doesn’t appear to be hurt, since he’s still wrestling today in Guadalajara. I think it’s likely Dragon Rojo & Mascara Dorada are working together some place else, maybe a foreign trip. Sangre Azteca has suggested elsewhere he’s doing his usual France trip soon, so maybe that’s happening as soon as Sunday. Shocker’s now missed three shows in a row and it’s probably one of the usual array of issues with him.

AAA also posted the Heroes Inmortales poster, which is the same one which was released back when TicketMaster put the tickets on sale with the exception of Scoria and Spiritu in for Pentagon Jr. & Ultimo Gladiador after the events in San Luis Potosi. Still not sure how that’s going to work for Scoria – just today, AAA put out an interview with Cibernetico saying Scoria is out injured (with the idea he’d like to do that the rest of the Secta.) It may simply work like in SLP where Scoria just is taken out early again.

Fenix talked about his trip to NOAH. He says fighting KENTA with the crowd chanting “FENIX” is one of his best memories of wrestling ever. Fenix says they nicknamed him Hombre de Acero after KENTA kicked him hard (in the head?) four times in his second match and Fenix kept on going. Fenix also explains he had no idea about the public workout – the promotion just told him to bring his gear and mask for something and he assumed the people in charge wanted to see what he had, but was surprised to find out they liked him already and just wanted to show him off to the press.

Psycho Circus, La Parka, Octagon, Taya, Jennifer Blake and Axel all helped out the Red Cross with collecting and loading hurricane relief supplies on Sunday. Judging from the photos on Twitter, they were there all day.

RCH is back in Arena Naucalpan on 10/17 with Perro Aguayo Jr.

The latest Perros del Mal catalog update. It only occurs to me now that we didn’t see that store because they’re not near Arena Mexico any more (and haven’t been for a few years.)

A poster on Box Y Lucha has taken the mural mask photos and figured out almost all of the names. He’s looking for help on the last few. I may go back and make up new images with the names added on.

Rob has highlights of 08/13/13 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

DTU has a poster with a talent list for their 10/14 show in Arena Cuatro Caminos. No matches, but Daga & Fenix make rare DTU appearances.

Ohtani’s Jacket writes about Americo Rocca vs El Talisman.

For what it’s worth, the Terra preview for Friday’s show does not include the disclaimer about only the first four matches airing. It’s probably not worth much.

Vengador Radiactivo and Neurona Killer will meet in a mask match this Sunday after being set up in a ruleta de la muerte the previous week. (They didn’t do the mask match on the same show, a different concept.) Vengador Radiactivo is the favorite.

Stukita, Flyer, Apolo Estrada, Chico Che and Dinamic Black are today’s Arena Aficion lineup. Speaking of Dinamic Black, I was told today that I got the story about why Dinamic Black is out of IWRG wrong, but he’s definitely gone.

Custom Abismo Negro action figure.


CMLL (SUN) 10/13/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Brillante & Metalik vs El Piraña & Samael
2) El Divino & Halcón de Plata vs Ángel del Mal & Demonio Rojo
3) Black Metal, Leo, Smaker vs Demonio Maya, Espectrum, Magnum
4) Fuego, Gallo, Rey Cometa vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Exterminador, Maléfico
5) Rey Bucanero & Tama Tonga vs Máximo & Rush

Angel del Mal’s not been here since January 2012. Bucanero & Tama have a warm up tag match for their tag title defense, maybe against one of the challengers.

CMLL (MON) 10/14/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Fuerza Chicana & Toro Bill Jr. vs Guerrero Espacial & King Jaguar
2) Leono, Milenium, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Espíritu Maligno, Nitro
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura
4) Ángel de Oro, Máximo, Rush vs Kráneo, Tama Tonga, Vangellys
5) Mistico, Titán, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

This is the “big” card in Arena Puebla prior to Heroes Inmortales. It’s possible they’ll have the trios title match to advertise after it. Guerrero Espacial gets two appearances in a row against a fellow rudo team.

10/05-06 lucha videos

notes: AAA Televisa and En Busca de un Idolo aired the same time, and we went with Busca because it doesn’t repeat. We did catch the main event of the AAA show and then get the entire show via the Regional show. Puebla aired twice (or it didn’t air last Sunday but the normal repeat did air, however you want to look at it.) IWL is back. Noches de Coliseo repeated WWL but then went into stuff I can actually put up.

Terra aired all but the main event of the Anniversary show again, so those links are here one more time. It’s not that much sharper – not like the other HD video for sure – but steadier and not clipped like Fox Sports. My plan is to delete the old Terra Anniversary YouTube videos and just leave these new one up, in case that matters to what you’re doing. All the Terra HD files are (and will remain) huge.

I was just about to work on IWL when Tercera Caida put it up. So much easier. Check out this week’s DTU TV and both Tercera Caida (and both outside the ring.)

YouTube Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2I0JwI23A_VuiWSeHg2zqiuqq3NXKqkR - 19 hours.

10/05 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xg54ox
10/06 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3s5yot

La Lucha Se Le Hace (SLP): 2013-03-09
taped 2013-02-24 @ Arena Mexico San Luis Potosi
1) Drack Conde, Esta Bien, Golpe Dinero, Llanero Solitario vs Galeno del Mal, Lupilo Arte, Senor Dante, Tomahawk
2) Rayo de Plata IV vs Rayo de Plata Jr., El Baron, Unico, Rayo de Plata, Sabu Jr., Mascara Infernal, Mini Maniaco, Coronol Castro, Comando Star in a cage match
3) Aguila Negra, Infiel, Tormenta vs Camaleón, Dark Master, Destructor [captains hair]
4) Galeno, Salome, Senor Dante vs Dark Conde, Esta Bien, Mascara Infernal in a lumberjack rules match
5) Rayo De Plata Jr. vs Sabu Jr.

AAA on UTDN: 2013-10-03
taped 2013-09-22 @ Domo del Deportivo Plan Sexenal, Distrito Federal
Open & Psycho/Texano face to face
1) Dinastía vs Mini Abismo Negro for the AAA World Minis Championship
2) Drago, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Argos, Mamba, Mary Apache
3) Daga, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Psicosis vs Espíritu, Ozz, Scoria

CMLL on Terra: 2013-09-13
taped 2013-09-13 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show: http://depositfiles.com/files/o2w60ivbv - 3GB+, 22 hour download, good luck with that.
1) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Ishii, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
2) Brazo de Plata, Máximo, Titán vs Euforia, Mephisto, Niebla Roja
3) Negro Casas, Shocker, Terrible vs Marco Corleone, Rush, Vangelis in a relevos increíbles match
4) Blue Panther vs Averno for the hairs

5) Atlantis & Último Guerrero vs La Sombra & Volador Jr. [winners advance]
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión for the CMLL World Trios Championship

CMLL Puebla: 2013-10-02
taped 2013-09-16 @ Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Paris vs Centauro de Fuego & Siki Ozama Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/540i1u - joined in progress
2) Bam Bam & Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico
3) Pegasso, Starman, Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro
4) Fuerza Chicana, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Máximo vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
6) Mistico vs Volador Jr.

CMLL on Terra: 2013-10-04
taped 2013-10-04 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show: http://depositfiles.com/files/9izio0twg
1) Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. vs Canelo Casas & Guerrero Negro Jr.
http://ul.to/3ackhq4r - joined in progress
2) Dallys la Caribeña, Estrellita, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
3) Titán vs Vangellys in a lightning match
4) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

AAA on Televisa: 2013-10-05
taped 2013-09-22 @ Domo del Deportivo Plan Sexenal, Distrito Federal
2) El Mesías, La Parka, Psycho Clown vs Chessman, Parka Negra, Texano Jr.

CMLL En Busca de un Idolo: 2013-10-05 (2×11)
taped 2013-06-21 @ Arena Mexico
1) Fuego vs Vangelis in a En Busca de un Idolo match
2) Valiente vs Stuka Jr. in a En Busca de un Idolo match

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-10-05
taped 2013-09-24 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/k3ramc
1) Estrellita vs Amapola for the Mexican National Women’s Championship
taped 2013-09-29 @ Arena Coliseo
2) Blue Panther, Shocker, Thunder vs Tiger, Último Guerrero, Vangellys
3) Atlantis, La Máscara, Mistico vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-10-05
taped 2013-10-01 @ Arena Mexico
1) Diamante, Pegasso, Starman vs Cancerbero, Nosferatu, Raziel
2) Mephisto & Titán vs Felino, La Máscara, Máximo, Morphosis, Rey Escorpión, Tritón [seeding battle royal]
3) Thunder & Tritón vs Kráneo & Morphosis in a CMLL World Tag Team #1 contenders eighthfinal
4) La Máscara & Rush vs Dragón Rojo Jr. & Rey Escorpión in a CMLL World Tag Team #1 contenders eighthfinal
5) Felino & Mr. Niebla vs Máximo & Super Porky in a CMLL World Tag Team #1 contenders eighthfinal
6) Averno & Mephisto vs Máscara Dorada & Titán in a CMLL World Tag Team #1 contenders eighthfinal
Stellar Moments
7) Kráneo & Morphosis vs La Máscara & Rush in a CMLL World Tag Team #1 contenders quarterfinal
8) Felino & Mr. Niebla vs Averno & Mephisto in a CMLL World Tag Team #1 contenders quarterfinal
9) La Máscara & Rush vs Felino & Mr. Niebla in a CMLL World Tag Team #1 contenders semifinal
History Capsule: Rey Bucanero
10) Ángel de Oro, La Sombra, Valiente vs Euforia, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-10-05
taped 2013-09-27 @ Arena Mexico
1) Titán vs Niebla Roja in a lightning match
2) Mistico, Super Porky, Valiente vs Averno, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión
3) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Volador Jr.

Noches de Coliseo: 2013-10-06
taped 2013-09-29 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
Full Show
1) Mini Hator & Tequilia vs Mini Androide & Mini Big Neurosis

2) Chamaco Gurola & Pee Wee vs Gato Fantasma & Rey Orion

3) Ángel Dorado Jr., El Ninja, Ninja Jr., Ultimo Ninja vs Cadillo, Koko Viper, Misionero, Orquídea Negra

4) Hijo de LA Park, Rico Rodriguez, Super Parka, Xtreme Boy vs Big Neurosis, Rey Demonio, Silencio, Simbolo

AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2013-10-06
taped 2013-09-22 @ Domo del Deportivo Plan Sexenal, Distrito Federal
1) Carta Brava Jr. & El Apache vs Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Eterno, Pentagón Jr., Steve Pain
3) El Mesías, La Parka, Psycho Clown vs Chessman, Parka Negra, Texano Jr.

CMLL on Terra: 2013-10-06
taped 2013-10-06 @ Arena Mexico
1) Shockercito & Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Camorra, Hooligan
3) Fuego, Sagrado, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Hijo del Signo, Puma
4) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Tiger, Vangellys
5) Virus vs Guerrero Maya Jr. for the CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship

6) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Mistico vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

CMLL Puebla: 2013-10-06
taped 2013-09-23 @ Arena Puebla
1) Meyer & Paris vs Fuerza Chicana & Siki Osama
2) Eléctrico, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Blue Center, Pequeño Warrior, Saurón
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán vs Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
4) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Super Porky vs Pierroth, Terrible, Vangellys
5) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-10-07
taped 2013-10-03 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Decnnis & Relámpago  vs Centvrión & Golden Magic and Arez & Impulso
2) Bugambilia, Lady Apache, Voladorcito vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Bracito De Plata, Rossy Moreno
3) Eterno, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Zumbido vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs LA ParkCanek [50000 pesos]

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CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-09-07


Titan double springboard tope con giro

taped 2013-08-30 @ Arena Mexico

Sombra air guitar

A tournament show. If you like short pointless matches, this was the show for you. They’re actually longer than they used to be – nothing under a minute, everything at least two – but short even for lightning matches and seemingly edited down from what aired on Terra because they also had to fit in the recap of Group A. It wasn’t that great on Terra either though.

The only decent length match was Hiroshi Tanahashi vs La Sombra and that was not that great. It was basic move turn taking and then just over suddenly. It never really got running a good level, and it still only lasted 5:4o. A waste of a show.

crushing Sombra tope

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