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IWL continues to air in the old IWRG slot on TVC Deportes on Sunday, but there’s no pattern yet to what will air. Maybe next week.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Matches from Tampico; unsure if it’s a two show taping, but bet on Cibernetico vs Perro Aguayo Jr. airing this week.

AAA-Fusion: Two more matches from Tutltitlan. Guessing Mexican Powers vs Perros and exoticos, but it could be any match.

== CMLL ==

Galavision/Televisa: Sombra vs Nakamura in trios, women’s trios.

FOX: The two matches leading to the hair match trios – including Avernos vs Panther/Cometa/Stuka – were both taped for this show, which means the cage match is ending here as of now.

52MX: Minis Cibernetico and Estates del Aire vs Negro Casas, Averno, Felino

C3: Diamante Azul, Rush, Thunder vs Dragon Rojo, Rey Bucanero and Terrible. The Delta/Mascara/Cometa vs Roja/Polvora/Puma match was really good.

MegaCable (Guadalajara): this show may be gone again; Las Luchas also went from reruns to not airing at all this week.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Revolucionarios vs Estates del Aire

Terra: Minis cage match, Dorada vs Negro

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: Trauma II vs Carta Brava, if it airs.

Noches de Coliseo: random matches?

TxT: second week – which leaves the 90 minutes for the La Park vs Wagner match and one trios. Probably some repeats.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-05-04


taped 2013-04-30 @ Arena Mexico
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AAA in Tolulca, Eterno, AAA vs Indy legends match

AAA tapes tonight in Toluca. There’s one more taping (and maybe a second to announced) still before TripleMania, but this will probably be the final taping to air before the June mega show. The main event includes a mystery luchador assumed to be Dr. Wagner Jr.’s return, but AAA hasn’t confirmed it. He teams with Cibernetico & Mesias to take on Perro Aguayo Jr., Villano IV and Canek in a final preview of the big hair match. Texano and Heavy Metal preview the Mega title match in a pairs match. Two of the team in the tag team decision match, Angelico & Jack and Drago & Fenix, face off in the fourth. Two feuds which aren’t reaching a big match on TripleMania – Axel & Daga and Apache & Atomic Boy – also meet in trios.

Eterno is listed as working the opener in Toluca, around 9 pm. That’s a bit of a problem, because Eterno is also listed as main eventing the IWRG show in Arena Naucalpan tonight. He’s scheduled to defend the IWRG IC Middleweight Championship (which he’s been wearing on AAA TV) against Hijo del Pirata Morgan in a match which will probably start a little after 10 pm. It’s not realistic for Eterno to work both shows. The IWRG match is main event and a title match (and possibly a title change), while the AAA match is just an opening match, but luchadors have tended to pick AAA appearances over IWRG ones.

AAA clarified the AAA Legends vs Indy Legends trios match, ending up with the atomicos we were guessing on Wednesday: Canek joins Mascara Ano 2000, Universo 2000, and Villano IV to face Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Octagon and La Parka. The more guys in the match, the less demanded from each guy in the match. The average age in the match is 50.7. Canek turns 61 three days after the show. Electroshock is the young man at 43.

With that, TripleMania is complete. A partial list of AAA luchadors not on AAA’s biggest show of the year: Aerostar, Alan Stone, Argenis, Argos, Atomic Boy, Cuervo, Pentagon Jr., Devil Rocker, Escoria, Halloween, Jennifer Blake, Juventud Guerrera, Lolita, Machine Rocker, Ozz, Soul Rocker, Súper Fly, Toscano, Último Gladiador, and Parka Negra.

This week’s TerceraCaida had Shinsuke Nakamura & La Sombra as guests. Nakamura had a Japanese to Spanish translator, but ended up speaking English for about half the show. Fusion was already on to the taping from this past weekend, with the minis match and the Rockers match. Fusion should get 2 more tapings out of the Tultitlan taping, but will need to tape again before TripleMania or start borrowing from the Sin Limite shows again.

The UTDN show from Puebla adds the Maxima Velocidad vs Eterno/Carta Brava match, and the Mary Apache/Hechicera vs Faby Apache/Jarochita. That means the Perros vs Mirreyes match, complete with the Mirreyes being destroyed for a DQ, will not air anywhere.

DTU announced Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards will work shows on 07/04 (Arena Aficion), 07/05 (Queretaro) and 07/06 (Arena Lopez Mateos.) They’re previously announced for a separate show on 06/30. If there’s an AAA taping while they’re around, they’ll probably end up turning up there too. Promos on Tercera Caida for DTU teased matches with Flamita and Drastick Boy.

Occasional Arena Mexico & Arena Coliseo Guadalajara boxing promoter Canelo Alvarez fights Floyd Mayweather on September 14. Pretty safe bet CMLL’s not running the anniversary show on 09/13 this year. It’s either 09/20 or 09/27, but I’d just be guessing which one. This would be a really great year to announce the date well in advance.

Bill has highlights of 05/12/2013 CMLL.

Rob has highlights of 04/20/2013 AAA, the Anticristo interview, Hector Garza vs El Brazo and Hector Garza vs Latin Lover vs Heavy Metal vs Perro Aguayo Jr.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lucha Libre in Japan

05/30 NJPW: Jushin Liger beat Titan via brainbuster. Titan drops to 1-2, needs to go at least 5-1 the rest of the way. It could happen! Hector Garza was honored before the show.



CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-05-04


taped 2013-04-28 @ Arena Mexico
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great match roundup, week of 2013-05-04

Great/Excellent Matches
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-05-04
taped 2013-04-30 @ Arena Mexico
Rey Escorpión vs Stuka Jr. for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship – GREAT

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-05-04
taped 2013-04-26 @ Arena Mexico
Atlantis & Hombre Bala Jr. vs Boby Zavala & Rey Escorpión in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament final match – GREAT

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
- AAA on Televisa/Regional/UTDN (05/09/2013)
- CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-05-04
- CMLL on Televisa: 2013-05-04
- AAA Fusion: 2013-05-08

Matches Worth Consideration But Will Be Watched Later

Didn’t see anything from this week.


Puebla, Azul/Bucanero, Silueta/Zeuxis, DTU

CMLL (MON) 05/27/2013 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Blue Center & Centauro de Fuego b Akrón & Siki Osama
Center & Fuego took falls 1/2 in a rudo vs rudo match.
2) Disturbio, Nitro, Nosferatu b Camaleón, Höruz, Leono
3) Pegasso, Sagrado, Stigma b Boby Zavala, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
Stigma replaced Rey Cometa. Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Felino, Mephisto, Negro Casas b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo del Fantasma Hector Garza tribute (posted by Joaco Loaiza)
All the wrestlers, referee and personal came to the ring for a moment of applause for Hector Garza. Rudos took 1/3 when Delta hit Fantasma with a dive by mistake and Negro beat Maya.
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Rush DQ Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
La Mascara replaced Maximo. Gran Guerrero’s debut here (under that name.) Tecnicos took 2/3, Volador taking Macara’s mask and UG fouling Atlantis.

CMLL still hasn’t actually announced Atlantis and Ultimo Guerrero is the Anniversary main event match (or when the Anniversary will be), but maybe they’ll get to that after this run of June big shows.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 05/28/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Cholo & Zayco b Bengala & Robin
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Shockercito DQ Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
Straight falls. Nitro pulled off Fantasy’s mask in the first, and Mercurio fouled Shockercito in the second to built towards Sunday’s cage match.
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Sagrado, Tritón b Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
tecnicos take 1/3, Bala beating Hooligna and Arkangel defeating Skandalo. Hector Garza was honored with a moment of applause after the match.
4) Delta, La Máscara, Rey Cometa b Niebla Roja, Pólvora, Puma
Niebla Rojo replaced Olimpico. Tecnicos took 2/3, La Mascara submitting Niebla Roja. The arena was cleared for an earthquake drill following the match.
5) Tiger b Fuego [En Busca de un Idolo]
Tiger won with a backcracker in an okay match. Judges were lukewarm on both. Fuego scored 6, 5, 4, 3 for an 18. Tiger scored a 7, 3, 6, 4 for a 20.
6) Vangellys b Stuka Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
Vangelis snuck in a foul and submitted Stuka Jr. Seemed to be a better match than the last one, but the crowd did not get into it and the judges hated the match. Vangelis scored a 4, 1, 2, 0 (Tirantes holding up a paddle with the name of contest on it and not a number) for a 7, while Stuka scored a 4, 1, 2, and 2 for 9.
7) Diamante Azul, Rush, Thunder b Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Tecnicos won in straight falls, setting up a title defense.

CMLL (TUE) 05/28/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Black Metal & Sky Kid b Rey Trueno & Sádico
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Zeuxis b Princesa Blanca, Goya Kong, Estrellita, Princesa Sugheit, La Comandante, Luna Mágica, Dalis la Caribeña, Mima Shimoda, Lady Afrodita [REINA IJ, #1 Contenders, cibernetico]
Silueta is champion
4) La Sombra, Shocker, Valiente DQ Felino, Mr. Águila, Shinsuke Nakamura
Shocker’s return from La Isla. Tecnicos took 2/3, Nakamura taking Sombra’s mask for the DQ.
5) Atlantis b Mr. Niebla
Recap lists Atlanits winning the first fall and the last fall with Atlantida. Unclear if 2 or 3 falls.

Shocker must’ve gotten eliminated fairly quickly of the reality show. I think this means he takes back over his En Busca de un Idolo team, but that didn’t work out for him too well when Atlantis took over his team two years ago. (Though CMLL did end up with Titan and Triton out of it.)

Tercera Caida airs tonight at 9pm. DTU says they’ll have an announcement on the show about the shows Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards will work in Mexico. Fusion airs before at 8, and should have Eterno & Carta Brava vs Maxima Velocidad and Hechicera & Mari Apache vs Fabi Apache & Jarochita from Puebla.

Arena Ichiban has Fenix & Arez vs Pentagon Jr. & Daga as their main event this Sunday. Whoever made the poster amusingly used a picture of Pentagon Black for Pentagon Jr.

There was a press conference in SLP for the AAA spot show there on June 2nd. The opener is a tournament with four different local promotions sending two luchadors.

Los Payasos beat Rey Bucanero, Arkangel and Skandalo on the CMLL vs indies, when Skandalo was caught fouling Coco Amarillo

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Commercials for the REINA show with CMLL luchadoras on 06/29


CMLL (MON) 06/03/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Black Tiger vs Ares & El Malayo
2) Metálico, Sensei, Starman vs Hijo del Signo, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Diamante, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sangre Azteca
4) Blue Panther, Shocker, Super Porky vs Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Rush vs Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.

Rey Bucanero and Diamante Azul haven’t been facing off here at all since the hair vs mask match challenge, though their feud is running in Arena Mexico.


CMLL (TUE) 06/04/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Dalis la Caribeña & Luna Mágica vs Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugheit
2) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Namajague, Puma, Virus
3) Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Hijo del Fantasma vs Vangellys [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Valiente vs Tiger [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Rey Bucanero vs Diamante Azul [NWA LH]
Rey Bucanero is the champion, second title defense, first since April
7) Blue Panther, La Máscara, La Sombra vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Shinsuke Nakamura

2 looks very good. 3 is one luchador from being very good. Main event could turn out well too.

Terra (or CMLL) is turning on the feed for En Busca de un Idolo well before the matches start. Sometimes they post it on the link on the website early as well, so the Terra site worth checking to see if you’d like a sneak peek at the TV shows.

CMLL (TUE) 06/04/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Halcón de Plata & Metatrón vs Infierno & Magnum
2) Soberano Jr. & Stigma vs Ráfaga & Sádico
3) Silueta vs Zeuxis [REINA IJ]
Silueta is champion
4) Sagrado, Shocker, Tritón vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis
5) Mistico, Rush, Thunder vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr.

Silueta vs Zeuxis should be a fun match, hope TV turns back up for it.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-04-27

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AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2013-04-27


taped 2013-04-15 @ Domo de la Feria de Leon
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Hector Garza, WWL, minis cage match

300 people attended a service for Hector Garza last night in Monterrey. Hator, Super Parka and Salsero talk about their experiences with Hector in that article. Info7 has another series of interview from the serviceLuchaMania Monterrey was sharing photos from them funereal.

There was a moment of applause for Hector at last night’s Arena Puebla show. In Japan, Titan won his BOSJ match with a Garza-like tornillo. (His next match is Thursday morning vs Liger.)

The Joker has a remembrance of Hector’s career.

The Puebla paper which has been posting Puebla results is having site issues today.

Rob has highlights of AAA Rey de Reyes 1997, CMLL 08/19/2005CMLL 02/26 & 03/02/2007 and CMLL 04/30/13.

Bill has highlights of this year’s FantasticaMania: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3

IWRG says they’ll have a FILL show on 06/18.

LyC has announced Sabu vs Tommy Dreamer for their 07/07 show with WWL.

Bio of the original Espanto Jr. As usual in Mexican versions of Espanto Jr.’s near death, it was all because of injuries in the ring and nothing else going on in his body.

There’s another boxing show on 06/29 in Arena Mexico.

Psico Kid, Angel del Misterio and Dave the Clown will be signing autographs.


CMLL (SUN) 06/02/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Starman vs Disturbio & Hijo del Signo
2) Diamante, Hijo del Fantasma, Tritón vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
3) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Rush vs Euforia, Shinsuke Nakamura, Último Guerrero
4) Negro Casas vs Máscara Dorada [NWA WELTER]
Negro Casas is champion, attempting for seventh defense
5) Fantasy vs Aéreo, Eléctrico, Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior, Pequeño Violencia, Bam Bam, Shockercito, Mercurio [cage, mask, hair]

All Negro Casas has done during his title reign is beaten young tecnicos, sometimes thru duplicitous means. Dorada fits that mold, but maybe he’ll be the one to figure it out. Match should be great.

Signo should just apologize and see if Metalico will leave him alone.

IWRG (SUN) 06/02/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxie & Seiya vs Araña de Plata & Epidemia
2) Centvrión, Chico Che, Golden Magic vs Alan Extreme, Fulgor, Imposible
3) Black Terry, Dinamic Black, Trauma I vs Angel, Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus
4) Trauma II vs Carta Brava Jr.
5) Cien Caras & Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Pirata Morgan [Relevos Increíbles]

Nothing on the line in the semimain, but that should be a good math. The whole undercard has promise. Black Terry was choking Dinamic Black with camera cord last week, will be teaming with him this week.

06/16 AAA TripleMania XXI lineup

Post last updated 05/28 – press conference post update

AAA TV (SUN) 06/16/2013 Arena Ciudad de Mexico
***TripleMania XXI***
1) Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Silver King, Taya Valkyrie vs Dinastía, El Elegido, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata
2) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Drago & Fénix and Daga & Psicosis and Crazy Boy & Joe Lider and Mr. E & Sexy B [AAA TAG]
championships are vacant. Winners will . Mr. E & Sexy B are from WWL. Winners will become 11th champions.
3) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Jeff Jarrett, Matt Morgan, Monster Pain
4) Chessman vs Heavy Metal [#1 Contenders, AAA HEAVY]
5) Winner Of Chessman Versus Heavy Metal vs Texano Jr. [AAA HEAVY]
Texano Jr. is champion, attempting his sixth defense.
6) Electroshock, La Parka, Octagón vs Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000, Villano IV
7) El Mesías vs Blue Demon Jr. [AAA LA]
championship is vacant. Winner will become third champion. Hugo Savinovich will second Mesias.
8) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo vs Cibernético [hair]

05/28 Update (2): AAA’s article on the press conference leads off with a photo of Wagner, Electroshock and Parka posing together, then says the trios match is Wagner, Electroshock and Octagon vs Villano IV, Mascara Ano 2000, and the previously unmentioned Universo 2000. I dunno! Wagner didn’t come back before TripleMania to not be on TripleMania, so something’s going to happen between now and the end of that show. There’s still the taping in Toluca on Thursday, where it looks like Wagner is teaming with Cibernetico & Mesias vs Villano IV, Perro Jr., and Canek.

05/28 Update: this should be the final lineup, except for one match no one’s sure of. Notes from the press conference

  • There’s no new details about the iPPV, only that there is iPPV. I didn’t see any mention of the movie theater deal. This will probably all be better explained when they start sending out the press release.
  • The TNA vs Psycho Circus trio was officially announced. The trios titles do not appear to be on the line.
  • Hugo was added as Mesias’ second and also reads like slightly rudo
  • Heavy Metal did not attend the press conference. Texano and Chessman agreed Heavy Metal was no good and they’ll just end up having the match. The AAA Mega Championship also did not attend the press conference.
  • A fair amount of people on the show were not on the press conference, actually. (There is a another press conference in Toluca for that show today.)
  • There was a momentary fake out involving Konnan putting Parka Negra on Villano IV’s team, but Wagner crashed the press conference to announce himself as the third man. Konnan and Wagner proceeded to argue, so it looks like Wagner might end up being a tecnico out of this; Wagner challenged Konnan to face him in the ring and said he wanted to be friends with Joaquin (who signed him for this match somehow.) It’s really unclear what match was actually made out of all of this, but I’ve got the one they seemed to announced.
  • people were shocked about Wagner returning and not being completely honest about leaving forever. LOL. I hope Wagner gets respected for the performance artist he is someday.
  • Mascara Ano 2000 manages to be on TripleMania two years in a row, unlike his son.
  • Blue Demon Jr. wanted Mesias to put his “Thundercats sword” on the line too, so Mesias asked for Demon to put his new title on the line too. Neither is happening.
  • They talked about Hector Garza and sent their condolences to his family. Perro Jr., in his now usual bad sounding voice, dedicated the match to Hector.  Both Cibernetico and Perro wanted no run-ins. Hahahaha.

No Atomic Boy and Apache – they don’t make the card in any fashion. No Canek either; perhaps the AAA vs indy trios will end up as Parka/Octagon/Electroshock/Wagner vs Villano IV/Mascara Ano 2000/Canek/Parka Negra.

The Atomicos was not mentioned at all. If AAA is doing a free preview show before TripleMania, it stands a chance of being moved to that show.

05/23 Update: Blue Demon vs Mesias official, but surprisingly for the Latin American championship.

This is only the card announced so far. Other matches strongly hinted at:

  • Los Villanos (or at least a Villano IV lead team) vs La Parka, Octagon and a partner TBA – announced, just not yet placed on TripleMania
  • Atomic Boy vs Gran Apache, mask vs hair – built towards, but uncertain if it’ll happen on this card
  • The backstory for the AAA vs Indy match, which has been explained on TV but not here, are the indy guys believe they are legend and AAA has no legends.

WWL’s Monster Pain has also been billed as appearing by WWL, and AAA has hinted at TNA involvement. Canek is part of the TV tapings leading up to the show, so he may be involved. Dr. Wagner Jr. would also be expected on the card if he’s indeed returning in the next week. TripleMania usually runs between 7 and 9 matches, which wouldn’t leave any room for anything not mentioned so far. AAA has been releasing a match a day this week every afternoon. AAA will also hold a press conference on Tuesday, and the full lineup should be announced then.

TripleMania will air on PPV, in movie theaters, and on worldwide iPPV. The costs for these, and method of iPPV, have not been discussed. TripleMania’s listed start time is 6:30 pm (Central Time), though the first half hour would likely be a pre-show and the PPV would start at the top of the hour. The length of the show is unknown. AAA blocked out four hours for the last TripleMania to be on PPV, which sounds about right for this show.

The show should not be expected to air as part of AAA’s regular TV. AAA is taping just a couple days before the show in Leon, which remove any need to use TripleMania on TV. You’ll probably have to pay to see this any time soon.

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