top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. Hijo del Fantasma appeared on Tercera Caida, talking about his move from CMLL to AAA. The on TV interview was more about the circumstances of his move (he tried to talk to Paco Alonso but was not allowed to do more than send an email, the matchmakers made no attempt to keep him), an after the show conversation posted to YouTube focused more on the poor conditions in CMLL: people in charge of shows leave early, those in charge don’t watch the matches, there’s a lot of obvious favoritism and nepotism, and CMLL lets people go the ring drunk or high. Fantasma was also very excited by the people he now gets to work with in AAA. The conversation was talked a lot about on the internet, but doesn’t seem to have gotten mainstream press attention and CMLL predictably has no reaction.
  2. AAA held it’s first post-Heroes Inmortales taping in Tonala, where the match on the show that got the most attention was actually one for TNA. AJ Styles defended his heavyweight title against Mesias, despite the rudos interfering. La Secta were involved all over the card, again, setting up a hair match among the women and challenging the Psycho Circus to a trios title match. (Both matches seem like they’ll take place at Guerra de Titanes, which is weird because half of La Secta were announced to be in going on AJPW tour and would miss that AAA show. AAA hasn’t mentioned the AJPW trip and it doesn’t seem like there’s an angle coming to write them out.) Two new trios – Juvi’s la Anaraquia and Aerostar’s new Cadetes del Espacio – debuted with wins.
  3. Delta & Guerrero Maya won the Arena Coliseo Tag Team titles Sunday in a very good match. Namajague & Okumura had held the titles for the last few months, and Namajague losing means he’s just about done in CMLL. The main event was a Mephisto/Titan title match, which was derailed by a Mephisto injury and ended in a draw.
  4. CMLL TV starts this Saturday on the Azteca America network (local affiliates across the US.) It’s an hour of some lucha libre, but no idea which building or which day will air. CMLL has not mentioned the existence of this show, as usual, and it doesn’t seem like it’ll have much of an impact.
  5. Talented young rudo Alan Xtreme surprisingly lost his mask in IWRG’s annual Castillo del Terror. Golden Magic won the mask, his second win in this cage match in three years.
  6. CMLL’s main Friday night feud continues to be Tama Tonga versus Rush. Tonga defeated Rush in straight falls last Friday to finally set up the much delayed tag team title match this Friday.
  • CMLL had two fan/wrestler fights in two days: Namajague hit a fan on Sunday, and Rush had an incident on Monday. There doesn’t appear to be any fallout.
  • Arena Coliseo Acapulco, formerly a regular CMLL stop, will be torn down.
  • CMLL held it’s annual mass to honor Oro, who died 20 years ago.
  • Nuevo Laredo’s Los Podersos won the IWRG trios titles from the Pirata Morgan family.
  • Fuego won the Occidente (local Guadalajara) Middleweight championship in a bit of a surprise.
  • A bunch of CMLL luchadoras (Zeuxis, La Vaquerita, Dark Angel) all lost Japanese titles in Japan, in what just happened to be all their last matches in Japan for the time being.
  • TxT announced a year end show on 11/30, with a midcard hair/mask tournament.
  • Halcon 2000 lost his mask and Dinamic Black & Fresero won the tag team titles in IWL
  • Ovett won DTU’s main title in Xalapa.
  • Bugambilia lost his hair in IWRG
  • People who kept their titles: Marcela, Traumas


Rush/Terrible, IWRG title change, Halcon 2000 unmasked, Del Rio on Dos Caras retirement show

CMLL Cantu (MON) 11/04/2013 Arena Cuatro Caminos de Nuevo Laredo [Tercera Caida]
3) Hombre Sin Miedo, Kendor Jr., Sobredosis b Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Piratas came in as champions, but lose to the Los Poderosos in their fifth defense.

It’s always a big surprise when an IWRG team loses IWRG titles outside of IWRG to a team not in IWRG. Maybe there’s a bigger story here, not really sure.

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (TUE) 11/05/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Bengala & Camaleón b Cholo & Espanto Jr.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro b Oro Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr.
Arkangel had his new title from Chile.
3) Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany DQ Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela
DQ for Amapola excessive violence on Marcela.
4) Tritón b Boby Zavala [lightning]
Triton surprised Zavala with a cradle. Zavala fouled Triton after the match.
5) Máximo, Super Porky, Thunder b Averno, Ephesto, Shigeo Okumura
Mephisto was announced, Misterioso was listed for him on Monday due to the injury Mephisto suffered on Sunday and Okumura ended up in the spot in the end. Maximo kissed Averno for the pin.
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Titán DQ Mr. Águila, Mr. Niebla, Namajague
Namajague replaced Negro Casas. Niebla unmasked Mistico for the DQ.

On the bottom of a lot of lucha cards, it says card subject to change. It also says missing luchadors will be replaced by other luchadors of the same level.  I love Namajague, you love Namajague, we all love Namajague, Namajague is not on the same level as Negro Casas. Not sure what happened here; CMLL will often move other people up when they have lesser replacements so it’s not quite a drop down (which would’ve meant Averno in the main event and Namajague in the semimain.) CMLL also seems to be much more lax on Tuesday shows – we’ve seen both Terrible and Mr. Aguila join in the main event after the match has already started. It seems possible to me CMLL was just expecting Negro Casas to show up and sent Namajague – who didn’t have his facepaint on – out as a last second sub.

CMLL (TUE) 11/05/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Hippie I & El Hippie II b Évola & Sádico
Hippes took 2/3
2) Guerrero Negro Jr., Inquisidor, Súper Comando b Black Metal, Esfinge, Leo
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit b Lady Afrodita, Luna Mágica, Silueta
Afrodita’s return (from unknown injury? from more training?) Rudas took 2/3.
4) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Blue Panther b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) La Máscara, Rush, Shocker b Tama Tonga, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3, Rush submitting Terrible in the third. Rush challenged Terrible to a title match next week.

Meanwhile, Shocker’s made all his matches this week.

IWL (TUE) 11/05/2013 Arena Aficion [Funcion Estelar]
1) Aspid, Medics III, Sacristan Del Diablo b Gotita de Plata, Jhonky, Kronica
Medics III replaced Medics I and Kid Jaguar was missing.
2) ATM, ATM 1, ATM Gold, ATM Super b Arceus, Fly Metalik, Fly Warrior, Flyer and Arkanos, Medics 3, Quimico, Shadow
Teams besides ATM are not specified (so it’s unlikely Medics III worked twice.)
3) Dinamic Black & Fresero Jr. b Mascara Jr. & Último Vampiro [IWL TAG]
It was announced that Ultimo Gladiador had recently vacated his half of the tag team titles, so this was now a battle for the vacant titles. Mascara Jr. (wrestling in the arena where he lost his mask) replaced Gladiador, and lost to Black and Fresero.
4) Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett, Perico b Aero Boy, Demente Extreme, Hormiga, Violento Jack [IWL ATOMICOS]
Los Porros were trios champions, became Atomicos champions at same unknown point (seemingly just to differentiate from the WWA trios titles and for the purposes of this feud). They retained the titles here, money thrown in after.
5) Halcón 2000 L Ninja de Fuego, Cerebro Negro, Zumbido, Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Fantasma de la Ópera, Loco Max, Tony Rivera, Freelance, Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón, Suicida, Pantera I [cage, hair, mask]
Pantera I was first out. Halcon 2000 was unmasked as Arturo Baleriano, from Mexico City, 10 years a luchador.

Halcon 2000 was the obvious loser. Dinamic Black ends up with a new title; he’s a tough champion to beat. I have no idea why I’m obsessed with the Mascara Jr. thing.

Porra Fresa’s recap of Puebla show seems to say it was Rush who shoved a fan on Monday night, not the other way around.

LuchaWorld has Alfredo recapping the 10/31 DTU episode.

Alberto Del Rio says he’ll appear on a retirement show for his father Dos Caras in February 2014. WWE doesn’t usually allow it’s wrestlers to appear on outside shows – the Colons/Matadors have a specific exception written into their contract – so hopefully ADR has and will keep permission to appear.

Dr. Wagner Jr. says he has a lot of outstanding issues with Atlantis. And LA Park. And Ultimo Guerrero. It must be tough being Dr. Wagner Jr.

Hijo del Perro Aguayo will be inducted into a boxing and lucha libre hall of fame this afternoon.

AAA’s posted the second part of their interview with Cibernetico.

Lucha Libre in Japan

NJPW 11/06: Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov [O] b Valiente [X] & BUSHI [Super Junior Tag Team Tournament, SF]

Completely forgot this was today. Valiente and BUSHI had nice matching gear anyway.


CMLL (MON) 11/11/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Meyer, Tigre Rojo, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Artillero, Inquisidor, Súper Comando
2) Metatrón, Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Camorra, Siki Ozama Jr., Toro Bill Jr.
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Virus
4) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, La Sombra vs Averno, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla
5) Negro Casas vs Rush vs Shocker

Three way matches are very rare in CMLL because they usually don’t end up as three ways and instead are a series of single matches. They’ve done a couple psuedo three way matches at the end of ciberneticos this year so maybe they’ll actually do it here.

Diamante Azul returns, on the day he said he would long in advance.

CMLL (TUE) 11/12/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Metatrón & Sensei vs Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
4) Rey Cometa vs Raziel [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Super Porky, Thunder vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Volador Jr.

Estetas versus Invasors (though Aguila is busy.) Lightning match could be good but Tuesdays are iffy.

They’re running two minis matches on the same day; if a rudo no-shows, weird things could happen

CMLL (TUE) 11/12/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Exterminador & Maléfico
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Fuego, Pegasso, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Virus
4) Atlantis, La Sombra, Titán vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
5) Terrible vs Rush [CMLL HEAVY]
Terrible is champ. Eigth defense.

I think this is the better show.

Sombra defeats Volador, Macela still champion, fan attacks

CMLL (MON) 11/04/2013 Arena Puebla [Carlospress (flickr), El Popular]
1) Guerrero Negro Jr. & Herodes Jr. b Meyer & Tigre Rojo Jr.
Guerrero Negro yanked Tigre Rojo’s mask for the DQ.
2) Asturiano, Leono, Robin b Fuerza Chicana, Inquisidor, Siki Ozama Jr.
Asturiano returned from injury to replace Tigre Rojo.
3) Marcela b Dalys [CMLL WOMEN]
Marcela took 1/3 to keep his title. Tenth defense for Marcela, second straight over Dallys.
4) Máximo & Super Porky b Felino & Puma
planchas by the Alvarados to win.
5) Negro Casas, Shocker, Terrible b La Máscara, Rush, Vangellys [Relevos Increíbles]
Negro snuck out a win on Rush. Rush wants to face Shocker & Negro in a three way match ASAP. A fan attacked Rush after the match; security got involved.
6) La Sombra b Volador Jr.
Volador jumped Sombra, but Sombra took the first fall with a Brillante Bomb. Volador took the second with a Scorpion (?). Sombra won the match with a top rope frankenstein

There are minimal details on the fan attacking Rush. I wonder if it’ll make TV. (Probably not, but the LA Park/fan thing definitely made TV.) This is where I finally remember to link to Max’s comment from Sunday – Namajague attacked the fan seemingly unprovoked which is no good at all.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico card has a main event of Mascara Dorada, Mistico and Titan versus Mr. Niebla, Volador and Mr. Aguila. There’s no ongoing issues here, except for Mr. Aguila inexplicably being in the main event of this show every week (and the greater issue of the general work ethic on Tuesday being way down the last couple months.) Mephisto, hurt on Sunday, will be replaced by Misterioso in the semimain.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and PosterMania for the week, with Sombra & Volador in LA.

AAA luchadors visited people in the hospital before the Tonala taping.

The Gladiadores has interviews with Golden Magic & Alan Xtreme after Castillo del Terror.

Satanico lost in his return match in Arena Pavillon del Norte. Team CMLL beat Team Maestro in the main event.

Angel o Demonio and Joe Lider meet in a hair match this Saturday in Xalapa.

CMLL’s officially announced the bodybuilding contest as 11/20. Dark Angel is mentioned as going for another consecutive win in the women’s division, so she should be back in CMLL around then.

Eric R @ Segunda Caida checks out at Atomic Boy, Flamita, Jinzo vs Gran Apache & Maxima Velocidad.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Hijo del Pantera will get a shot at the WNC Championship, currently held by Tajiri, on 11/29. They’re acknowledging this is his final match before returning to Mexico and pushing as his farewell match.

11/02-04 lucha videos

No IWL this week. La Lucha se Le Hace did not air. Busca was a rerun. Terra had video problems on Sunday – the first match is clipped, the second match has weird video issues. IWRG aired an hour early here for no apparent reason; it was not pleasant to flip to the channel to see money being thrown in the ring at the just ending match.

Terra from Friday night had some issues the first time I put it up, but I believe I fixed it.

I’m going to post the Azteca America stuff, if turns out to be new stuff. (I already have a backup YouTube channel ready for when this gets me in trouble.)

YouTube Playlist:

11/02 WWC:
11/03 WWC:

AAA on UTDN: 2013-10-31
taped 2013-10-18 @ Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla
Brazo tribute
1) El Mesías vs Monsther Clown and Silver King and Fénix for the Copa Antonio Pena and in a tournament semifinal match
2) Octagón vs Hijo del FantasmaDagaAxel for the Copa Antonio Pena and in a tournament semifinal match
3) La Parka vs Parka Negra IIElectroshockMáscara Año 2000 Jr. for the Copa Antonio Pena and in a tournament semifinal match
4) Cibernético vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo and Psicosis and Chessman for the Copa Antonio Pena and in a tournament semifinal match
5) Fénix vs Hijo del FantasmaLa ParkaChessman for the Copa Antonio Pena

CMLL on Terra: 2013-11-01
taped 2013-11-01 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show:
1) Soberano Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero & Raziel
2) Goya Kong, Marcela, Silueta vs Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Blue Panther, Shocker, Thunder vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Thriller dance

AAA on Televisa: 2013-11-02
taped 2013-10-18 @ Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla
1) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Angélico & Jack Evans and Dark Scoria & Dark Spíritu and Aerostar & Drago for the AAA World Tag Team Championship

2) Psycho Clown vs Texano Jr. for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-11-02
Full Show:
taped 2013-10-22 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Black Metal, Esfinge, Leo vs Espectrum, Hooligan, Nitro
taped 2013-10-27 @ Arena Mexico
2) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Namajague, Puma, Tiger
3) Mistico, Rush, Titán vs Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-11-02
taped 2013-10-29 @ Arena Mexico
1) Leono & Robin vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Aéreo, Bam Bam, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior
3) Fuego, Pegasso, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Virus
Stellar Moments
4) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
5) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-11-02
taped 2013-10-25 @ Arena Mexico
1) Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Midsh0w Intro
2) Blue Panther, Máximo, Mistico vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
3) La Sombra, Rush, Thunder vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Vangellys

CMLL on Terra: 2013-11-03
taped 2013-11-03 @ Arena Coliseo
Full Show:
1) Metálico & Sensei vs Akuma & Herodes Jr.
2) Sagrado, Starman, Stigma vs Camorra, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Stuka Jr., Super Porky, Tritón vs Felino, Olímpico, Pierroth
4) Namajague & Shigeo Okumura vs Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. for the Arena Coliseo (DF) Tag Team Championship
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Shocker vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Volador Jr.
6) Mephisto vs Titán for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship

CMLL Puebla: 2013-11-03
taped 2013-10-21 @ Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Paris vs Ares & Toro Bill Jr.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito, Saurón
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Dallys la Caribeña, Princesa Blanca
4) Máximo, Rush, Titán vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión for the CMLL World Trios Championship

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-11-03
taped 2013-10-31 @ Arena Naucalpan
3) Trauma I & Trauma II vs El Hijo del Medico Asesino & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. for the IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship

4) Dr. Cerebro, Extreme Tiger, Relámpago vs Eterno, Fuerza Guerrera, X-Fly

Noches de Coliseo: 2013-11-03
taped 2013-10-22 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Black Metal, Ciber Payaso, Mortifero vs Euforia, Genocida, Jessy El Vasco
taped 2013-10-27 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey 
2) Pequeno Flamer, Red Flamer, Red Flamer Jr. vs Coyote Jr., Darling Boy, Pedro Navajas

3) Muerte Guerrera, Sexy Francis, Sexy Maciel, Simbolo vs Dulce Kanela, Erika Sotelo, Rico Rodriguez, Sexy Piscis

AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2013-11-03
taped 2013-10-18 @ Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla
1) El Elegido, Faby Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Dark Cuervo, Mamba, Mary Apache, Mini Abismo Negro


AAA on UTDN: 2013-10-10


taped 2013-09-22 @ Domo del Deportivo Plan Sexenal, Distrito Federal
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11/03 AAA TV Results (Tonala)

AAA TV (SUN) 11/03/2013 Domo de Parque Solidaridad, Tonala, Jalisco [AAA, Black Terry Jr. (flickr)]
1) Mary Apache, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya Valkyrie b Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, Mascarita Sagrada
Cuervo again interfered to cost Faby the match. Post match promos, including Cuervo offering money for Faby’s hair again, set up a Faby/Jennifer vs Mary/Taya match with hair on the line.
2) Aerostar, Ludxor, Venum b Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Pentagón Jr.
The new Cadetes del Espacio won in their debut (and have one more win than the CMLL version.) Venum & Ludxor pulled of a double spanish fly (or an original Spanish Fly) for the win.
3) Eterno, Juventud Guerrera, Steve Pain b Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans
The Anarquia won in their debut, Juvi winning with Final Justice.
4) Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Secta challenged for a trios title shot after the win. Psycho Circus accepted if it could be an extreme match.
5) AJ Styles b El Mesías [TNA HEAVY]
Angelico was AJ’s second, Jack was Mesias’ second. Chessman, Fantasma and Texano ran in to disrupt the match, but the tecnicos ran them off. The idea was Mesias was hurt more by the attack, and Styles ended up winning with his calf slicer leg submission. Second defense for Styles.
6) Chessman, Hijo del Fantasma, Texano b Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Fénix
Hijo de Fantasma was the unlisted luchador, as had been mentioned a few days prior. Fantasma pinned Fenix for the win.

Air Date: 11/09 and 11/16. Attendance looks pretty good.

Fenix’s “big push to the main event” is more “they needed someone to lose to the new guy”, which we probably should’ve seen coming. Still, maybe he had a good match before hand.

A wrestler defending a championship that’s not recognized by any promotion? AJ Styles fit in perfectly in Mexico. Judging from the pictures, they set up the run-in with a Konnan/Styles confrontation backstage. I’ve said this an annoying amount of times, but I hate it when AAA does angles where Konnan orders the lead rudos around. Texano’s world champion and that’s supposed to be a big deal, but he doesn’t seem that important if some one else ordering him around – Texano’s needs to have his own agency at all times. (Even though he still won the main event, this is also way too soon for Fantasma to be unsuccessful at anything.) Maybe it all comes off much better than it sounds. It’s very clear from the recap that the idea behind the run-in was to give Mesias an excuse in losing, since he’s going to be the guy who’s staying here and Styles may never be back to even the score. It’s better than a top guy losing clean to a guy who’s never coming back, but I hope AAA’s getting more out of this than that.

Still, sounds good debuts for both Juvi and Aerostar’s new groups. Two new trios and the La Secta/Psycho Circus feud will hopefully open up the trios titles to be more than “Psycho Circus and whoever they’re feuding with.”

I’m really not sure how many hairs are supposed to be on the line in that tag match. I thought it was said one last night, but it was actually said two on Facebook last night. I think one is more likely – mostly because there’s only person in this match who might actually get their hair cut – but wait and find out more.

I think there’s a 65% chance Ozz & Cuervo were announced for an AJPW tour they’re not going on (and may have never been meant to go on.)

Next taping is 11/15 in Queretaro, continuing the one week on/one week off pattern of late. Things look like they may pick up a little before the end of the year.


Alan Extreme unmasked, Bombero loses his hair, new DTU champ

IWRG (SUN) 11/03/2013 Arena Naucalpan [DJ Spectro, Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
***Castillo del Terror, 2013***
1) Bracito De Plata & Látigo b Mini Multifacetico & Voladorcito
Latigo replaced Mini Canis Lupus. Tecnicos had a mascot named Picolin.
2) Ciclón Black, Douki, Guerrero Mixtico b Dragón Celestial, Fulgor II, Imposible
FILL vs Rivera. Karate Kid was scheduled, but hurt a week prior. The returning Chicano was announced as replacement, but it ended up being Douki as new Neza member. Fulgor II replaced Fulgor I. Straight falls.
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., Decnnis, Fuerza Guerrera b Dr. Cerebro, Trauma I, Veneno
Hijo del Pirata was announced, but Veneno replaced him more than 10 days out. Apolo snuck in a foul on Cerebro.
4) Tony Rivera b Bombero Infernal [hair]
Bombero took the first. Tony took the second when Guerrero Mixtico (Tony’s second) hit Bombero with a chain. Team Neza tried the same thing again in the third, but Matrix Jr.’s second (Bombero’s second) got the chain, gave it to Bombero, and Bombero beat up Tony with it. Ref was taken out, Mixtico hit the ring and hit Bombero with a board, and put Tony on top for the win. Team IWRG protested to the commissioner but got nowhere, and Bombero lost his hair. Tony says this is his 56th hair victory. No post match challenges.
5) Alan Extreme L Pirata Morgan Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Canis Lupus, Trauma II, Golden Magic, Relámpago, Saruman, Oficial 911, Picudo Jr. [Castillo del Terror, mask, cage]
Ten minute minimum. Carta Brava was originally listed, but replaced by Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000. Centviron was originally listed, but replaced by Saruman after an injury. Escapre order when Pirata Jr., Golden magic, Saruman, Picudo Jr., Hijo de Mascara, Trauma II. Relampago went to leave, but dived off the top of the cage on top of everyone. Rudos beat up Traumas after. Canis Lupus left. That left Relampago, 911 and Alan Extreme, only Golden Magic came back in so Relampago wouldn’t be beat by the two tecnicos. Golden Magic got Relampago out of there, 911 escaped after a superplex/powerbomb spot, and Magic escaped after giving Alan a cradle piledriver. Alan Extreme is Alan Giovanni Perez Montoya, 23, from Mexico State, 6 years a luchador.


Very surprising Alan Extreme lost (though I guess that makes the Temerarios all unmasked, if they’re going to team up again.) Golden Magic went back in a cage, the biggest mistake you can make in IWRG, and lived to tell the tale. If IWRG is still heading towards Black Terry vs Tony Rivera, they didn’t tease it here.

AULL (SUN) 11/03/2013 Arena Lopez Mateos [@BatallaCampal (5), @BatallaCampal (6), @BatallaCampal (7)]
5) Delincunete II L Sangre de Lobo, ??? [mask]
Losing trio from previous match squaring off in an apuesta match (or at least that was the announced format; third person unknown.) Delincunete II is Raul Gonzalez, 20, from Guadalajara, 3 years a luchador.
6) Holkan b Yakuza [AULL LIGHT]
Yakuza came in as champion, but lost the title to Holkan.
7) Terry 2000 b Cerebro Maligno [hair]
Terry won the hair match, though Cerebro Maligno seems to have plenty of hair left in the photo after the match.

Maybe Maligno got his hair cut backstage, but it’s still there in that photo.

Ovett of Los Porros won the DTU championship in Arena Xalapa. Ciclope was the previous champ.

Dark Angel lost the Wonder of Stardom Championship to Act Yasukawa, which appears to finish up her time in Japan. She’s back in Mexico at least by the 11/16 Dos Caras retirement tour show.

AAA’s web video interview with Silver King, Texano Jr. and everyone’s new favorite interview subject Hijo del Fantasma is tonight at 8 pm.


TxT (SAT) 11/30/2013 Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
1) Rossy Moreno vs Lady Apache
2) Negro Navarro vs Heddi Karaoui
Championship match, unclear what championship.
3) Angel Blanco Jr. & Höruz vs Cien Caras Jr. & Máscara Año 2000 and Villano III & Villano IV and Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. [hair, mask]
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Hijo del Solitario vs El Hijo Del Santo & LA Park
Format may be wrong.

Poster announces matches, but we’ll need a press conference to figure out what’s going on. Main event just has the pictures of the first guy and isn’t specific on if it’s a four way or a tag match. Second is listed as masks vs hairs and battle of families, but unsure how it works. Navarro & Karaoui are for a title, but who knows which one. Women’s match seems pretty clear! This is the last TxT show of the year; they’ll run 9 this year, down from 13 last year (where they stopped running shows in June.)

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-10-05


taped 2013-09-27 @ Arena Mexico
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Maya & Delta new tag champs, Titan/Mephisto draw, CMLL on Azteca America

photo by Gonzalo López Peralta

CMLL (SUN) 11/03/2013 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Metálico & Sensei b Akuma & Herodes Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Sagrado, Starman, Stigma b Camorra, Hooligan, Nitro
Tecnicos took 2/3. Camorra & Stigma feuded, but weren’t involved in the finish.
3) Stuka Jr., Super Porky, Tritón b Felino, Olímpico, Pierroth
Straight falls, Pierroth failing to slam Porky and deciding to foul him instead.
4) Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. b Namajague & Shigeo Okumura [Arena Coliseo TAG]
Okumura & Namajague are champions, second defense. Rudos took the first with a Michinoku Driver and a german suplex. Tecnicos rallied back to win a quick second fall, then Maya dropped Okumura with the Sacrifica Maya and Delta submitted Namajague with his campana variation to win the title.
5) Tama Tonga, Terrible, Volador Jr. b La Máscara, Máximo, Shocker
6) Mephisto DRAW Titán [MEX LH]
Mephisto is champion, second defense. Mephisto took the first fall and Titan reversed a Devil’s Wings to a huracanrana in the second. The third fall was midway what seemed liked a long third fall when Mephisto pulled out a reverse springboard tope con giro to the floor on Titan and hit the ground hard. Mephisto wrestled for a couple more minutes before Volador (Mephisto’s second) pulled the champion outside. The doctor checked on Mephisto and seemed to tell him he should not continue. Mephisto came back in, Titan immediately rolled him up in his back bridging folded arms cradle, and Mephisto hit Titan on the sides to cause Titan’s shoulders to touch the mat too. Referee counted three for both men, ruling it a double pinfall and a draw.

Stream had issues early. It didn’t get running until last in the first match and was doing weird things in the second. The aspect ratio seemed off all night, and the HD feed wasn’t available.

Crowd was surprisingly strong into the tag match. It got good in the third fall, but the crowd was excited for it before it really got there.  The lead up and the previous matches were about the Fiebre Amarilla team cheating to win, but there were no teases of that in this match.

There were a spot late where both Delta and Maya did topes thru the corners. As he was getting up, Namajague had some incident with a couple of fans (a mom and her son maybe) after he got up – you could briefly see security getting involved as he walked away. The report I was told was Namajague hit the fan, though I don’t have that confirmed and don’t know if there was anything that lead up to it. Namajague ended up on the floor again later, right in front of the fans, and that time a fan gave him a thumbs up and he nodded his head; it’s not like he was in a mood to randomly hit people.

Crowd was tired by the time it came to Mephisto and Titan. They seemed to be building to a big end game and didn’t get there because of the injury. It felt like the double pin was just the easiest way out of the match and maybe not the intended finish; maybe they’ll come back with it again soon.

CMLL (SUN) 11/03/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Brillante & Meteoro b El Piraña & Relampago Azul
2) Acertijo & Demonio Rojo b El Divino & El Ídolo
Demonio Rojo took falls 1/3.
3) Metatrón, Sky Kid, Virgo b Demonio Maya, Infierno, Magnum
Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Gallo, León Blanco, Smaker DQ Exterminador, Maléfico, Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 1/3, the last by DQ when Rafaga fouled Smaker.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja b La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Mistico
Rudos took 1/3, Euforia sneaking in a foul on Sombra to continue their feud. Birthday boy Sombra (24) wanted a mask vs mask match between them, but Euforia would only agree to a singles match next week.

They set up the singles match last week too and ended up with the trios. Maybe it’ll happen next week.

Full recaps of AAA and IWRG tomorrow with any luck.

In AAA, AJ Styles kept his TNA title over Mesias as expected. The match was interrupted by big new star Fantasma and world champion Texano working as goons for Konnan to mess up the match (unsure why they were goons or why Konnan wanted to stop that match; maybe they wanted to be in the match?) Styles & Mesias fought them off and concluded their match. Ludxor and Venum debuted with amazing new outfits and a win, which does put them up one win on the CMLL Cadetes del Espacio.

The undercard had build to a Faby vs Jennifer vs Mary vs Taya hair match (billed as a tag match, but they’re only promising on hair lost) and Psycho Circus vs La Secta trios title match. They also announced to the live crowd that Guerra de Titanes will be 12/08 in Tepic. Again, that makes it very hard for the Secta to get back from AJPW in time for the matches which are being set up, but I’m starting to believe Ozz & Cuervo aren’t actually going to Japan for this tournament. AAA still has said nothing about it and has acted like they’re going to be around next month.

Over in IWRG, Alan Xtreme lost his mask to Golden Magic in Castillo del Terror. Bombero Infernal lost his hair to Tony Rivera in their hair match. No details yet on either; wonder if maybe Team Neza decided to take out both of Black Terry’s friends on the same show.

This came up in the comments already, but not in the main post: Azteca America has a lucha libre show starting next Saturday at 2pm CT. It appears to be a CMLL show. No idea what matches will air or any other detail; I was waiting until the Lucha Times to talk about in hope of finding out a little more, because there’s not much besides that. The show that would make the most sense is the Fox Sports show and the footage they’ve used in the commercial is from that ringside camera recap they use on that show.

AAA announced they’d be taping on 11/22 in Aguascalientes. That should cover at least the 11/30 TV and maybe the 12/07 show (last before Guerra de Titanes, last regular TV show of the year.) Whatever AAA’s doing for GdT should be obvious on that card.

Rob has highlights of 08/30/13 AAA and 08/30/13 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and Alfredo’s recap of Heroes Inmortales part 1

Photos from the 10/30 Lucha Va Voom show.

Rey Terror lost his mask to Yuma.

Lucha Libre in Chile

Arkangel is back from Chile, says he plans on defending his newly won FULL Maximo Championship many times in Mexico before return.

Lucha Libre in Japan

11/02 REINA: everyone lost. Chik Tormenta lost to Dump Mastumoto in revenge from her debut match, and Zeuxis & Vaquerita lost the tag team titles to Aki Shizuku & Alia. As you might have guessed, this is the trio’s last show in Japan before heading back to Mexico.

11/03 Dragon Gate: CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki, CIBA [W], TSUBASA beat U-T [L], Yosuke  Santa Maria, Flamita, Rocky Lobo – this aired on iPPV, which you can still check out here. Flamita & Rocky Lobo didn’t win, but it sounds like they’re generally impressing. A previous trios match with them is up on DailyMotion.

Solar will face Tiger Mask I on 1/13/2014 in Japan.


CMLL (SUN) 11/10/2013 Arena Coliseo
1) Aéreo & Stukita vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
2) Magnus, Metatrón, Starman vs Camorra, Cancerbero, Raziel
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Namajague, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
4) Delta vs Misterioso Jr. [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Super Porky vs Niebla Roja, Pierroth, Tama Tonga
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Gran Guerrero, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

Valiente returns from Japan. That suggests he was right about the day he was leaving Japan and is not hanging around for their 11/09 PPV (which in turns suggests what’s going to happen in the tag team tournament.)

They appear to be teasing a Super Porky/Pierroth match, so don’t send in your Worst Match of the Year votes quite yet.

Namajague is not gone yet, but he’s got to face three people who annoy him instead. That’s almost an Anniversary opener rematch, except Sangre Azteca instead of Ishii.

Magnus returns! No Stigma but Camorra keeps his segunda spot.

Tonga defeats Rush, Cometa to Japan

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (FRI) 11/01/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Cancerbero & Raziel b Soberano Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr.
Rudos took 1/3 in a rough match, particularly for Soberano. Soberano was stretchered out after missing a plancha to the floor and hitting his face on the barricade.
2) Goya Kong, Marcela, Silueta b Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany
Tecnicos took 2/3. Marcela and Dalys are still feuding but not involved in the finish.
3) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Titán b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3. Titan beat Ephesto and Mephisto in the third fall in build to the title match on Sunday.
4) Blue Panther, Shocker, Thunder b Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Shocker’s latest return. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. b La Sombra, Máximo, Mistico
6) Tama Tonga b Rush
Straight falls for Tama. Rush fouled him in the first.

Main event sets up the tag title match for next week, with nothing else going on. Everyone who wore a costume got in free, and the Terra cameras found a lot of people in costumes. Many of the wrestlers wore zombie like outfits. The edecanes too; they had a different outfit for every match and did a dance to Thriller in the fourth.

The action in the ring was scary too. Soberano had a rough opening match, and Shocker looked not in good condition (in so many ways) in his return. Tercera was the best match on a weak Terra show. Hopefully Sunday is better.

Rey Cometa is headed to Japan, according to the Arena Queretaro Facebook. This was the name I’ve been hinted towards. We were told the same thing in Mexico and actually already expected it to happen. (I thought it might have been canceled to do a Namajague/Cometa hair match, since they started that up again before dropping, and now wonder if there was a change in plans because of Alex Shelley’s injury meant the Bushi/CMLL team would be advancing in the current tag team tournament.) There’s no timeline mentioned here, but it would make a lot of sense for Cometa to work against Namajague upon his return to Japan, which is most likely to happen at FantasticaMania. Plus, if Fantasma knew he wasn’t going on that tour this year, the guys who do probably have been told they’re going.

AAA has the second part of their interview with Cibernetico. They’ll talk to el Consejo on Monday night.

Eric R @ Segunda Caida reviews Uprising: Lucha Libre 10/21/13.

LuchaWorld has Alfredo’s recap of last Sunday’s CMLL on Terra show.


IWRG (THU) 11/07/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Sky Ángel vs Zurdog
2) Alfa, Hip Hop Man, Omega vs Araña de Plata, Atomic Star, Electro Boy
3) Dragón Celestial, Mr. Leo, Seiya vs Douki, Fulgor I, Fulgor II
4) Chico Che, Golden Magic, Relámpago vs Canis Lupus, Imposible, Saruman
5) Dr. Cerebro, Toscano, Veneno vs Alan Extreme, Eterno, X-Fly

Main event Alan Extreme! Toscano’s worked more IWRG than AAA of late. Chico Che is back.

CMLL (FRI) 11/08/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Astral & Bam Bam vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
2) Goya Kong, Luna Mágica, Silueta vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Felino, Puma, Tiger
4) Máximo vs Rey Escorpión [lightning]
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Shocker vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
6) La Máscara & Rush vs Tama Tonga & Terrible [CMLL TAG]
Rush & La Mascara are champions, first defense.

The Super Libre Plus match seemed to point towards a Maximo/Escorpion hair match, and maybe we’ll find out if that’s happening after the lightning match. Women in the segunda continues even without Marcela.

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