Niebla defeats Rush, Rush acts rudo, Panther/Averno rules, Bucanero/Felino

photo by CMLL

CMLL (MON) 09/02/2013 Arena Puebla [Comunicate Digital, El Popular , El Sol de Puebla]
1) Meyer & Robin b Ares & Camorra
El Popular lists Robin pinning Meyer for the win. Probably not right.
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Luna Mágica b Amapola, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
Goya beat Tiffany.
3) Nosferatu b Molotov [lightning]
Nosferatu submitted Molotov in a match that was added to the card for some reason
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma b Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger
Delta beats Zavala.
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente DQ Euforia, Negro Casas, Volador Jr.
Volador pulled Mistico’s mask for the DQ.
6) Mr. Niebla b Rush
Niebla jumped Rush but Rush still won fall 1. Niebla took two (with a questionably legal piledriver), then the third with an unseen foul

Volador and Mistico seems to be ongoing here.

CMLL (TUE) 09/03/2013 Arena Mexico [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)]
1) Pequeño Violencia & Pequeño Warrior b Aéreo & Pequeño Halcón
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Disturbio b Pegasso, Starman, Stigma
Rudos took 1/3. Canelo submitted Starman.
3) Diamante, Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado b Namajague, Puma, Virus
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Fuego b Boby Zavala [lightning]
Fuego submitted Zavala in just over 6 and a half minutes.
5) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Thunder b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Straight falls. Avernos were DQed in the first and ripped up Panther’s pants. Blue Panther submitted Averno in the second.
6) Negro Casas, Shocker, Valiente b Rush, Terrible, Vangellys [Relevos Increíbles]
Rush was not the best partner for his teammates.

Rush worked with his rudo partners during the match, then seems to heave betrayed them in the end. He also appears to be growing facial hair, which increases evilness. (It’s science.) Meanwhile, and probably by coincidence, this week’s En Busca de Un Idolo ends with Rush demonstrating how to do a hold by putting it on Fuego and refusing to let go in very rudo fashion. I have no idea if the much anticipated Rush rudo turn is actually happening, but both Friday night’s CMLL Universal match and the 09/13 trios match are very interesting.

CMLL (TUE) 09/03/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Esfinge & Metatrón b Ráfaga & Sádico
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Bárbaro Cavernario, Cancerbero, Raziel b Hombre Bala Jr., Oro Jr., Súper Halcón Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. Cancerbero & Raizel defeated Bala & Oro.
3) Kráneo, Morphosis, Psicosis b Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Titán
Rudos took 1/3. Psicosis beat Titan
4) Pólvora b Ángel de Oro [CMLL WELTER]
Polvora came in as champion and took 1/3 to keep the title. Fifth defense.
5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, La Sombra, Marco Corleone
Rudos took 1/3. UG snuck in a foul on Atlantis.

Just keeping things in place for the Anniversary show. No mention of any 09/13 Anniversary show here.

CMLL Gaceta has an article about Estetas vs Revolucionarios being added to the Anniversary card. Mistico is thrilled to be on the card, saying he was sad when he was left off. Polvora says he could never imagine being in the semimain of any Anniversary show, much less the 80th, and will do his trainer Tony Salazar proud.

The same article says the submission/no pinfall rules for the Blue Panther versus Averno hair match is official. Again, given CMLL’s struggle with the concept of “super libre/no DQ”, I wouldn’t count on it happening until it happens. The original challenge for the match was also to make it one fall, but there’s been no mention of that part since.

Terra interviews Rey Bucanero and Felino about their cage match on the 78th Anniversary show. Felino treats the El Luchador storyline (Tiger abandons his family for new mentor Rey Bucanero) as a big secret from the fans. It was actually sort of a secret from the fans when the match happened, since El Luchador didn’t air until the fall, but they also were feuding over the Peste Negra break up and that goes pretty much unmentioned here. Felino is proud to have used the ropes to  beat Rey Bucanero, feeling it counts as beating him twice.

(Also, if anyone is still upset about the Anniversary card in total, please remember they did a cage match ending with Felino and Rey Bucanero just two years ago.)

AAA has the second part of their interview with La Secta. They interview Angelico & Jack Evans tonight.

Ozz says he and La Secta are sick off false prophets like Cibernetico (both times!), Mesias and La Parka. You have to agree that following people sure hasn’t worked out for them.

Keiji Muto, in charge of soon to debut Wrestle-1 in Japan, mentioned he’d like to unify his titles with TNA and AAA. That’s probably not happening, but AAA being in as many AJPW decedent promotions as possible at the same time is at least amusing. Muto hasn’t announced any of the opponents for his Wrestle-1 roster on their debut card (09/08) and I guess it’s possible AAA luchadors could be involved, but no really knows what’s going on there.

SuperLuchas picks up Alberto del Rio mentioning he had five guys in mind who he’d like Triple H to tryout while in Mexico for the upcoming tour by suggesting 11 possible WWE candidates. Albert Del Rio has been working and living in the US for the last few years so I think it’s less likely he knows newer guys (like Fenix or Daga or Titan.) If he really has five guys in mind, it’s probably those who were around when Alberto was last around. (Or he could just try to introduce Triple H to Hijo de Dos Caras and Sicodelico Jr.)

Rob has highlights of 07/15/13 AAA.

Alex has highlights of 08/27/13 CMLL.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Anibal taking Gran Hamada’s hair, Solar defeating Satanico, Faboluso Blondy winning the NWA LH title, and Super Astro.

Photos of newspaper interview about Arakngel going to Chile.


IWRG (SUN) 09/08/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Astro Rey Jr. & Emperador Azteca vs Fulgor I & Fulgore II
2) Bugambilia, Cristal, Seiya vs Dragón Celestial, Imposible, La Sádica
3) Centvrión, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Rayan, Spartan
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo [EdM Trios]
Piratas are champs. Second defense.
5) Dinamic Black vs Golden Magic [IWRG IC WELTER]
Dinamic Black is champion. Fourth defense.

THAT didn’t take long. Golden Magic is still on the tecnico side Thursday, so this will probably by his first rudo match. He was welterweight champion back in 2011, and never got a rematch after he lost to Eterno.

Semimian is random title match theater. Piratas still have both trios titles here.

CMLL (MON) 09/09/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Águila Egipcia & Camaleón vs ? & Centauro de Fuego
2) Milenium, Sensei, Soberano Jr. vs Disturbio, Fuerza Chicana, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
4) Diamante Azul, Shocker, Thunder vs Namajague, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Volador Jr.

Volador/Mistico continues, which may mean they’re here on the 16th. Namajague seemed to be moved up but I have no idea who he’s going to work with in the semimain. I don’t think anyone noticed, but Taichi’s finished up here.

More Puebla luchadors this week. Segunda would be Toro Bill Jr.’s first appearance here in 3 years. The missing name in the rudo isn’t a surprise, the name was just cut off on the lineup and is probably a DQ primera rudo.

CMLL (TUE) 09/10/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Leono & Metatrón vs Cholo & Inquisidor
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr., Hijo del Signo, Nosferatu
3) Diamante, Pegasso, Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Puma
4) Marcela vs Princesa Blanca [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Virus
6) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Shocker vs Pierroth, Terrible, Tiger

I guess Tiger is okay/in TRT? Until they change their minds and this lineup? Every single rudo in the semifinal would be better than Pierroth in the main event but it should make for a good semimain.

CMLL (TUE) 09/10/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón & Virgo vs Évola & Magnum
2) Leo & Magnus vs Maléfico & Nitro
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrellita, Goya Kong vs Amapola, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
4) Máximo, Super Porky, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Vangellys
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, La Sombra vs Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr.

Last times for Panther/Averno & Sombra/Volador.

CMLL on Televisa: 2013-08-10


taped 2013-08-02 @ Arena Mexico
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Mexico preview, Tiger, lineups

Mr. Niebla beat Rush last night in Puebla. Looks like it was via foul.

Dragon Celestial & Fulgor II defeated Emperador Azteca & Sky Angel in the untelevised IWRG opener.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico main event has a preview of an Anniversary match – but it’s fifth biggest match on 09/13. (The bigger news is CMLL has a show with five big matches.) Rush, Terrible and Vangellys are forced to team up against Negro Casas, Shocker, and Valiente tonight. Marco replaces Valiente and the teams get shuffled for the bigger match, but there’s probably something going on with all the relevos increibles matches. They usually set up someone changing sides. Maybe Rush. Maybe Shocker? Blue Panther and Averno also meet in another preview in the semimain and there’s some good matches in the undercard.

Guadalajara has Polvora defending the CMLL Welterweight Championship against Angel de Oro. He should probably keep the title.

Tiger was pulled from Friday’s show for Rey Escorpion. All in/out TRT drama stems from him doing badly in En Busca de un Idolo and the only reason he did not advance is because of the fan vote. He would’ve been top four if just the judges and results counted, and instead seems to be in weird limbo because none of his fans or friends figured out how to hack the polling script. (This is the flip side of Titan last year.)

Unfortunate picture from the AAA press conference for Thursday’s Toluca taping. (Better one on this article.) Ticket prices are 80MXP ($6USD) for children and 120 ($9) for adults.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Tonight’s Arena Coliseo Monterrey has women, exoticos and Super Jack in the main event.

More photos from the Puebla Lucha Libre licensing exam.

Carta Brava IWL talks about the IWL Junior title he won (in a match he wasn’t in.)

Lucha Libre in Japan

In NOAH, Taiji Ishimori has accepted Fenix’s title challenge for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship on 09/22. Ishimori’s interview notes he’s never seen Fenix in action, but saw he was trained by Skayde (who also trained Ishimori) and that was good enough for him. If only Turbo had thought of this!

Jahamle has video of Argenis & Drago challenging Atsushi Aoki & Kotaro Suzuki for the All Asia Tag Team championship. It’s a good match.


CMLL (SUN) 09/08/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Índigo & Javier Cruz vs El Piraña & El Tapatío
2) El Ídolo & León Blanco vs Acertijo & Jocker
3) Gallo & Halcón de Plata vs El Hippie I & El Hippie II and Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno and Demonio Maya & Demonio Rojo [OCCIDENTE TAG, semifinal]
4) Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Rey Cometa vs Felino, Misterioso Jr., Negro Casas

My pick is Los Hippies from this side of the bracket.

CMLL (MON) 09/16/2013 Auditorio Teopanzolco, Cuernavaca, Morelos
1) Ángel de Plata & Cometa vs Rey Tigre & Voltaje
2) Nahual vs Hechicero, Drako, Sioux, Cachorro, Euforico, Eddy Vega, Canelo Casas, Fenix (cuernavaca), Elecktro, Circulo Negro, Fuego Dorado
3) Goya Kong & Marcela vs Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugheit
4) Máscara Dorada, Sagrado, Shocker vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

This is not an important lineup in itself, but is an amusing add to the pile on of 09/16 shows. Dorada and the Avernos are main eventing this 5pm start time show, but are also main eventing a 2pm show in Mexico City. (Namajague! We should go to that one.) The drive between shows is doable, but it’s more a sign of how a lot of guys are going to be working a lot of shows all over the place that Monday.

TxT (SUN) 09/29/2013 Feria, San Felipe, Torres Mochas, Guanajuato
1) Bracito De Plata & Pequeño Lucky vs Pentagoncito & Piratitia Morgan
2) Centvrión vs Imposible
3) Bobby Lee & Rayman vs Heddi Karaoui & Zumbi
4) Esther Moreno & Lady Apache vs Chik Tormenta & Rossy Moreno
5) El Hijo Del Santo, Höruz, Huracan Ramirez vs Angel Blanco Jr., Cien Caras Jr., El Hijo del Solitario
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs LA Park

Listed on the poster as a Cadena3 TV taping. They’ve rarely taped from outside Gimanasio Juan de la Barrera. Not sure if this has something to do with AAA taping there and/or Santo’s response to that.

In theory, this is the first TxT show after either LA Park, Dr. Wagner Jr. or Hijo del Santo have lost their mask in the Zocalo show, which would be a tremendous selling point, and yet there’s no mention of that. This is more the first sign they’re not planning on that happening. The second sign is Santo being asked about if the show is happening and responding “that’s a good question“.

Horuz starts off with a pretty good spot. I’m not sure if Chik Tormenta is back from Japan by this point. Bobby Lee is probably local promoter which gets him onto the card.

08/31-09/01 lucha videos

No CMLL on GalaTV this week. No GALLI either. Canal9′s webfeed seems to have fixed it’s problems, but dropped the matchup graphics.

08/31 WWC:
09/01 WWC:

En Busca de un Idolo 2×6:

YouTube Playlist:

AAA on UTDN: 2013-08-22
taped 2013-08-02 @ Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
1) Flamita, Lucky Boy, Niño de Ébano vs Carta Brava Jr., Eterno, Steve Pain
Copa Antonio Pena 2010 (Air Force versus Milicia)
2) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Daga & Psicosis for the AAA World Tag Team Championship
(see next show)
3) Electroshock, Heavy Metal, Jack Evans vs Chessman, Parka Negra, Texano Jr.

AAA on UTDN: 2013-08-29
taped 2013-08-02 @ Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
1) Faby Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
2) Alan Stone, El Elegido, Toscano vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz
3) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Daga & Psicosis for the AAA World Tag Team Championship
4) Cibernético vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

La Lucha Se Le Hace (SLP): 2013-02-02 , aired in MexiCanal on 2013-09-01
taped 2013-01-27 @ Arena Mexico San Luis Potosi
Full Show
1) Daemon & Dark Master vs Aguila Negra & El Infiel
2) Lupillo R., Monstruo, Nezzug vs Dr. Satan, Leopardo, Tomahawk
3) Futuro 2000, Golpe De Dragon, Llanero Solitario vs Acero Negro, El Uniko, Senor Dante
4) Galeno vs Sabu Jr. [CRM HEAVY]

CMLL on Terra: 2013-08-30
taped 2013-08-30 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show
1) Metálico & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & Disturbio
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Mistico vs Averno, Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
4) Valiente & Virus vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Hiroshi Tanahashi, La Sombra, Mephisto, Shigeo Okumura, Titán in a seeding battle royal
5) Dragón Rojo Jr. vs Titán in a CMLL Universal eightfinal match
6) Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Shigeo Okumura in a CMLL Universal eightfinal match
7) La Sombra vs Mephisto in a CMLL Universal eightfinal match
8) Virus vs Valiente in a CMLL Universal eightfinal match
9) Dragón Rojo Jr. vs Hiroshi Tanahashi in a CMLL Universal quarterfinal match
10) La Sombra vs Virus in a CMLL Universal quarterfinal match
11) Hiroshi Tanahashi vs La Sombra in a CMLL Universal semifinal match
12) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Felino, Negro Casas, Volador Jr.

AAA on Televisa: 2013-08-31
taped 2013-08-16 @ Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro
1) Aerostar, Angélico, Jack Evans vs Machine Rocker, Pentagón Jr., Soul Rocker
2) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Texano Jr.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-08-31
Full Show:
taped 2013-08-25 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Fuego vs Shigeo Okumura in a lightning match
2) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Super Porky vs Euforia, Felino, Taichi
3) Atlantis, La Máscara, Máximo vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, Pierroth, Terrible

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-08-31
taped 2013-08-27 @ Arena Mexico
1) Oro Jr. & Robin vs Herodes Jr. & Inquisidor
2) Soberano Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero, Nitro, Súper Comando
3) Pegasso, Starman, Tritón vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Taichi
Stellar Moments
History: Brazo de Plata
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Super Porky vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, Namajague, Rey Escorpión
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Thunder vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-08-31
taped 2013-08-23 @ Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
Other Intro
2) Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán vs Misterioso Jr., Taichi, Vangellys
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Shocker vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, Namajague, Puma

CMLL on Televisa: 2013-08-31

La Lucha Se Le Hace (SLP): 2013-08-31
taped 2013-08-25 @ Arena Mexico San Luis Potosi
Full show:
1) Asgard & Misterio Star vs Black Galaxy & Dragon Fantasma
2) Black Master & Dark Angel (slp) vs Aguila Negra & El Infiel
3) Baron & Tomahawk vs Bala de Plata & Fuego De Plata
4) Brujo Cosmico vs RaymonUnikoFuerza MalignaDestructorMascara InfernalDeperador Jr.Depreador Sr.Daemon in a cage match, hair & mask on the line

Noches de Coliseo: 2013-09-01
taped 2013-08-25 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Rey Hechicero, Silencio, Simbolo vs Diluvio Negro, Golden Boy, Vaquero Romo – end of first fall missing!

CMLL Puebla: 2013-09-02
taped 2013-08-19 @ Arena Puebla
Full Show:
1) Asturiano, Camaleón, Milenium vs Artillero, Blue Center, Súper Comando
2) Leono, Starman, Stigma vs Cancerbero, Espíritu Maligno, Raziel
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Psicosis
4) Atlantis, Rush, Thunder vs Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja, Terrible
5) Rey Escorpión vs Último Guerrero for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-09-02
taped 2013-09-01 @ Arena Naucalpan
Full Show:
1) Charly Madrid, Cristal, Lady Puma vs Hija de Karonte, Lady Sensación, Tigre Lee
2) Ángel Dorado, Ángel Dorado Jr., Hijo del Ángel Dorado vs Imposible, Picudo Jr., Zafiro
Prematch promos
3) Alan Extreme, Bobby Lee Jr., Carta Brava Jr., Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Psicópata, Rey Krimen, Sádico, Sepulturero I, Terry 2000, Yakuza [Copa High Power]
4) Eterno & X-Fly vs Trauma I & Trauma II for the IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship


10/02 AAA TV Lineup (SLP)

AAA TV (WED) 10/02/2013 Auditorio Miguel Barragan de San Luis Potosi [KrisZ]
1) Aerostar, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Black Mamba, Gran Apache, Mini Histeria
2) Axel & Fénix vs Pentagón Jr. & Último Gladiador and Escoria & Espíritu
3) ?, Angélico, Jack Evans vs Carta Brava Jr., Eterno, Steve Pain
surprise Gringo
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Chessman, Silver King, Texano Jr.
5) Cibernético & El Mesías vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Psicosis and Cuervo & Ozz

Air Date: I dunno. Let’s say 09/07 for Naucalpan, 09/14 & 09/21 for Toluca, 09/28 & 10/05 for Plan Sexenal, so 10/12 for SLP? Which means this might be the last TV before Heroes Inmortales if it’s in the range of 10/19? For whatever being the last TV means when it’s not a PPV? Unless there’s another taping the weekend of 09/29 we haven’t heard of yet? Let’s stick with “I dunno.”

Theme of the night is three way tag matches. La Secta aren’t yet a big enough deal to be an opposition side on their own, but it can work if there’s the Perros wedged in there as well.

Let’s look at some matches since TripleMania!

07/07 Ecatepec: Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Canek, Silver King, Texano Jr. – Monster pins Psycho
07/15 Tehuacan: Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Texano Jr. – Murder pins Mascara
08/16 Queretaro: Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Texano Jr. – Psycho pins Mascara
08/30 Naucalpan: Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Chessman, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr. – someone pins Pentagon Jr.

09/05 Toluca: Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Texano Jr.
10/02 SLP: Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Chessman, Silver King, Texano Jr.

Psycho Clown has had four chances to beat Texano Jr. and has failed to beat the right person all four times. He’s getting chance five in Toluca and chance six in SLP. (Unless he gets chance six in Plan Sexenal beforehand, or unless they just do it in Toluca so they can announce the title match ahead of time.) He’s going to actually do it at some point, because there is no alternative being set up and because this sort of running in place is how AAA storylines last years. This one is just more annoying than most.

This might actually be a good title match, but the build is really not doing anyone any favors. Texano is feuding with a trios luchador who’s never had a meaningful win, and Psycho Clown is a guy repeatedly failing, winning once, and then losing in a title match.

The Mystery Gringo listed there might be coming in a little bit before that; a AAA/King Bull Wrestling (Ciudad Madero) show on September 20th also lists A Mystery Gringo in their main event. Which might mean there’s another taping around then, since bringing in a new guy two weeks before he’s on TV seems unlikely. (I guess it’s possible it could be the guy who wins the tryout in a couple weeks, but I’d doubt it.)  That match looks good no matter who they bring in, though it’d be good if they gave the Pain/Eterno/Carta crew something to get themselves over.

Second match has the second trios match. It’ll probably be Fenix’s first TV match since returning from NOAH. Axel has not looked good and can not use the Santo name on penalty of large fine, so I’m not really sure what value he has to AAA. Honestly surprising to see him back. Axel is by far the least of that match, which should be another one.

Aerostar gets TV appearances in three straight months!


CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-08-10


taped 2013-08-02 @ Arena Mexico
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Traumas win IWRG tag titles, Centviron & Golden Magic rudos, Juvi vs MPowers, AAA on WWE/CMLL/US

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 09/01/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG on AYM]
1) Emperador Azteca & Sky Ángel ?? Dragón Celestial & Fulgore II
2) Charly Madrid, Cristal, Lady Puma vs Hija de Karonte, Lady Sensación, Tigre Lee
Madrid & Lee added to the match. Straight falls win for Lee’s team.
3) Imposible, Picudo Jr., Zafiro b Ángel Dorado, Ángel Dorado Jr., Hijo del Ángel Dorado
4) Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Psicópata, Rey Krimen, Sádico, Sepulturero I, Terry 2000, Yakuza b Alan Extreme, Bobby Lee Jr., Carta Brava Jr., Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, Hijo de Pirata Morgan [Copa High Power]
IWRG vs AULL. Eliminations: Alan Extreme (Iron Love submission), Psicopata (Golden Magic missile dropkick), Bobby Lee Jr. (Sepulturero powerbomb), Golden Magic (Rey Krymen arm trap armbar), Rey Krymen (Carta Brava Jr. kneebar), Carta Brava Jr. (Tery 2000 neckrbeaker hold/Iron Love tapatia (Cancerbero combo)), Terry 2000 (Cerbero Driver by Cerebro Negro), Iron Love (Hijo del Pirata Morgan top rope moonsault), Cerebro Negro (Seputurero senton), Sepulturero (Hijo del Pirata Morgaon froncracker), Hijo del Pirata Morgan (Chucho el Roto package piledriver), Iron Love (Centviron lift, Dinamic Black flying front cracker, Centivron German suplex), Dinamic Black (accidentally fouled by Centviron, pinned by Sadico), Centviron (pinned by Yakuza) to give AULL the win. Team IWRG blamed Centviron, but Centviron and Golden Magic attacked Dinamic Black after everyone else left. Centviron and Magic appeared to be rudos going forward.
5) Trauma I & Trauma II DQ Eterno & X-Fly [IWRG IC TAG]
Lots of arguing back and forth about the referee before deciding on Rosas. Traums took 2/3 to win the titles. In the third, Trauma I beat Eterno, X-Fly snuck in a foul on Trauma II, and Trauma I faked a foul from X-Fly. X-Fly & Eterno fall in first defense.

The Traumas are treated as the best tag team in IWRG and really the best tag team on indies, so they probably should’ve been tag team champions already. Lots of title changes by DQ here of late.

AULL vs IWRG match was fun. Golden Magic & Centviron’s turns seemed shocking, but also like changing things up just to do something else and not because they have a big plan. (Like: Centrviron & Golden Magic being set up to be the Traumas next challengers would be cool, but highly unlikely to happen.) Centviron seems like he’ll be fine as a rudo. Golden Magic seems like such a natural tecnico and I’m less convinced he’ll be okay on the rudo side. But it’s IWRG, a good place to be a mean small guy. There sure are a lot of young rudos in the promotion now.

CMLL officially announced the Estetas del Aire versus Revolucinarios del Terror trios title match for the Anniversary show. It’ll slot in the middle of what was the main event: the Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero vs La Sombra & Volador tag match will happen, then trios title match, and then the winners will come back out for the mask match. (Volador could have two outfits!) This appears to be the most loaded show in the history of the promotion: two significant apuesta matches and a significant trios title match is unlike any show they’ve ever done.

The trade off is the Anniversary show is likely to be either longer than normal or feature a lot of shorter than usual matches. Maybe both. Still, as far as getting to see every one and getting to see big matches, this is a pretty great show.

That show will air on Terra, as will this Friday’s with Rush vs Tanahashi. I’m not sure this means the Sunday broadcasts are done, but it sure appears to be the case.

Juventued Guerrera did an interview about his surprise appearance at Arena Naucalpan. Juvi didn’t tell Crazy Boy he was coming and pointed out Juvi was the one who created the Mexican Powers, which came off as if he was stealing the credit for the group’s success (though Juvi denies this intention.) Sounds like Juvi versus the Mexican Powers is coming.

This week’s MLW Radio had a lot of lucha libre discussion. SuperLuchas has already picked up on the bit about WWE offering to buy 51% of AAA back when they were looking at worldwide expansion. This has been mentioned a time or two before. Konnan said he advising strongly against since WWE would just kick them out at any time if they had all the power and it doesn’t sound like Dorian was ever actually interested in giving up control; the actual product of this was WWE using information from their discussion with AAA to get their Televisa/TV Azteca deals.

Konnan mentions AAA plans to do 7 or 8 shows for the AAA US show on El Rey. He describes them as “TripleMania big” and taking place in Mexico City with foreigners brought in. That’s a lot of shows to be running in Mexico City, in addition to all the other TV they’re doing in the city and close distance (like the Plan Sexenal show on 09/22.) He may not mean 8 events, but 8 hours of TV in fewer events. That’s still a humongous project.

Konnan says “at least 8 wrestlers” from CMLL have contacted him about jumping over, after he tried everyone and could only get 3 guys to jump back for the beginning of the Consejo angle. (Toscano, Texano and Hector Garza, who didn’t end up in Consejo.) They also talk about a CMLL wrestler – a different one – contacting Court Bauer thru Facebook because they were so interested in finding some way to AAA. This is probably the time CMLL people are looking to get out the hardest; anyone who’s not on the Anniversary show who feels they should be getting that big pay day is probably going to take a look elsewhere. Getting people from saying they’re willing to move to actually moving is the tough part.

Konnan also says he thinks the Foreign Legion storyline might have gone one year too long. It’s rare a booker be self critical like that, it reflects well on him. Konnan also says it was Estrellita who helped sneak him in to Arena Mexico a few years back to watch their shows. Konnan seems pretty sure security knew it was him or someone like him, which may mean they already knew Estrellita was up to something.

LuchaWorld has the posters of the week.

First part of AAA’s interview with La Secta.

Mr. Niebla says he will make Rush respect hierarchies tonight. Attacking Rush at the core!

AAA Fusion and TerceraCaida are scheduled to air Wednesday night. No IWL this week.

Anime talks about how she got into wrestling.


CMLL (SUN) 09/08/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Metatrón & Robin vs Guerrero Negro Jr. & Herodes Jr.
2) Magnus, Pegasso, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrellita, Marcela vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) Diamante vs Pólvora [lightning]
5) Delta, Fuego, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Niebla Roja, Shigeo Okumura
6) Marco Corleone, Thunder, Titán vs Mr. Niebla, Pierroth, Rey Escorpión

Sketchy lineup for a special Sunday Arena Mexico show. Dallys/Marcela issue should continue in the tercera

UIPW (SUN) 09/08/2013 Pico Rivera, Los Angeles, California
1) Bandido I, Bandido II, Tigger Gonzales vs Pantera, Suburban Comando I, Suburban Comando II
2) Amazono & Yumi vs Hudson Envy & Lady Lee
3) Golden Scorpio, Jaguar De Oro, La Dragon, Pakal, Rubi Gardenia vs Bestia 666, Damián 666, Kanalla, Xtorm, Zarco
4) Phoenix Star, Stuka, Zokre vs Bobby Rios, Durango Kid, Hector Canales
5) Diamante Azul, Lestat, Maiachi Loco vs El Infernal, Histeria II, Og Playboy
6) El Bionico, Extreme Tiger, Vailente vs Latigo Blanco, Lil Cholo, Virus
7) Dragón Rojo Jr., Psicosis, Super Natural vs La Máscara, La Panda, Rush
8) El Misterioso (Los Angeles), Hijo de Rey Misterio II, La Sombra vs Euforia, Shamu Jr., Volador Jr.

Part of the reason there’s a lack of depth in Arena Coliseo – lots of people up in Los Angeles for the Sunday.

AULL (SUN) 09/08/2013 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Almagor & Star Boy vs Sangre De Lobo & Stryker
2) Tigre De Bronce & Tigre De Oro vs Ironia & Signo Jr.
3) Ángel del Misterio, Pegasus, Shibata (AULL), Spider Boy vs Macho III, Macho IV, Magia Negra, Súper Colt
4) Epitafio, Samael, Tormento vs Ángel de la Noche, Ángel Del Amor, Mr. Flama
5) Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Terry 2000 vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro

Oficials getting revenge on AULL?

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-08-10


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Azul/Pierroth, CMLL in Arena Lopez Mateos, Groon XXX, Guadalajara

CMLL HUMO (SAT) 08/31/2013 Gimnasio del Cobach Forestal, Durango, Durango [Deporte al Maximo]
1) Punisher, Punisher, Strong Dragon b Aerboy, Crazy Mouse, Gran Chuy
2) La Sádica & Sadic Maiden b Princesa Guerrera & Red Angel
Female referee La Faraona officiated this match.
3) Cerebro Negro & Fantasma de la Ópera b Fulgor (Durango) & Rey Angel
Not the Mexico City Fulgor. Rey Angel was strechered out.
4) Lobo Del Aire, Siniestro, Zumbido DQ Loco Max, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
Okumura fouled Zumbido in front of the ref for the DQ. Lobo and Siniestro beat up Zumbido after the match, with Cerebro Negro & Fantasma making the sav and challenges were filed.
5) Diamante Azul b Pierroth
Announced as a title match, but no title and no pre-match presentation. One fall match. La Faraona helped Pierroth, but Azul still won with la de a caballo. Pierroth did not look good.

Said to be a poor turnout.

LUCHAS 2000 (SAT) 08/31/2013 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del RingR de RudoYahoo! Deportes]
1) Golden Bull & Ranger b Shoeline & Tobby
2) Goya Kong & Marcela b Amapola & Tiffany
3) Comando Negro, Freelance, Suicida b Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic
Money thrown in.
4) Chamuel DQ Zacarias el Perico [lightning]
Zacarias, in what was billed as his debut, pulled Chamuel’s mask for the DQ.
5) Negro Navarro, Shu el Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Blue Panther, Negro Casas
Feuds were Negro/Negro, Atlantis/UG and Panther/Shu. UG snuck in a foul on Atlantis for the win.
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada DQ Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
Volador pulled Sombra’s mask for the DQ.

Last three finishes were DQ (mask pull), foul, DQ (mask pull.) Building looks around 60% full, which should be disappointing with the Anniversary feuds.

indy (SAT) 08/31/2013 Plan Sexenal, Mexico City [Estrellas del RingR de Rudo]
1) Payaso De Plata & Payaso Extremo b Devils Extreme & Ozono
2) Crazy Star, Demencia, Hagen b Kanon, Oculto, Sexy Pólvora
3) Caballero De Plata & Dement Extreme b Atomic Boy & Elektro Boy
Atomic Boy and Caballero de Plata were both hurt during the match
4) Cósmico, Diva Salvaje, Mini Talisman b Douki, Hanaoka, Príncipe Orión
5) Flamita & Turbo b Eterno & Thunder and Carta Brava Jr. & Dinamic Black and Alan Extreme & Golden Magic
6) Groon XXX, Silver King Jr., Toscano b Ek Balam Jr., Trauma I, Trauma II

Curious show – it’s a lot of the non-Perros from the Perros del Mal roster (plus Traumas & Ek Balam, who were indy Perros del Mal members last we knew) where they used the actually Perros del Mal mat and referee and frequent building, but it wasn’t at all promoted as Perros del Mal show and drew about a 1/3rd of the building. This kind of reads like someone else has taken over the promotion and split with Perro, but I don’t know if that’s actually what happened. This show was built around the return of Gronda, who did Gronda like things in the main event.

CMLL (SUN) 09/01/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Brillante & El Divino b El Yaki & Satara
tecnicos took 1/3
2) Jocker & Ráfaga b El Ídolo & Halcón de Plata
Rafaga replaced Acertijo. Rudos took 2/3, Joker sneaking in Idolo.
3) Sky Kid, Smaker, Virgo b Demonio Maya, Demonio Rojo, Exterminador
Tecnicos took 2/3. Exterminador pulled Sky Kid, but Sky Kid got another mask (from the fans?) and came back to win.
4) Black Metal, Gallo, Leo b Espectrum, Infierno, Maléfico
Tecnicos took 2/3, Gallo (and Gallito) beating Espectrum.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, Rush, Stuka Jr.
Guerreros took 1/3, Euforia beating Rush.

Either they’re setting up a trios trios match here, or CMLL has Euforia beat Rush for no real reason. Both is possible! And you think they wouldn’t have Tanahashi go thru Rush, Atlantis and Sombra in a week…

52 aspiring luchadors tried out for at the Puebla lucha libre licensing exam. 4 couldn’t finish, 1 with a leg injury. The other 48 will find out in a few weeks if they passed.

Pegasso took Perverso’s hair in Puebla. (No date is listed, but I would guess Friday.)

LA Park beat Dr. Wagner Jr. (again) in Tijuana. Hijo de Fishman took Extassis’ hair in the undercard.

Looks like the Traumas picked up the tag titles tonight.

Rob has highlights of 07/19/13 CMLL and 03/01/13 CMLL.

Alex has highlights of 04/19/13 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and a recap of Friday night’s Terra show.

Lucha Libre in Japan

09/01 Stardom: Io Shirai b Dark Angel [5Star GP] – Dark Angel drops to 1-1.


AAA visited hospitals in Naucalpan.

Cronicas y Leyendas likes Dr. Wagner vs Angel Blanco in 1980

Vaquerita & Zeuxis promo for the title match.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews random lucha libre.


IWRG (THU) 09/05/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Emperador Azteca vs Fulgore II
2) Astro Rey Jr., Mr. Leo, Seiya vs Dragón Celestial, Fulgor I, Imposible
3) Centvrión, Golden Magic, Veneno vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
4) Dinamic Black vs Oficial 911 [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Dinamic Black is champion. 3rd defense, rematch of the title change.
5) Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Tony Rivera vs Black Terry, Trauma I, Trauma II

Main event story is Fuerza Guerrera is bitter about being left out of the maestros matches everything

Dinamic Black and Oficial 911 have had two matches, which were about the same title match. Maybe this one won’t be.

AAA RCH (MON) 09/16/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Centvrión & Seiya vs Ares & Impulso
2) Atomic Boy, Jennifer Blake, Pimpinela Escarlata vs El Apache, Taya Valkyrie, Yuriko
3) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Carta Brava Jr. & Eterno
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Argos, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano
5) Joe Lider vs DagaÚltimo Gladiador [hair, hardcore]

There are way too many shows at the same time on 09/16. Nice of them to bunch the matches I’d like together.

08/30 AAA TV Results (Naucalpan)

photo by Black Terry Jr.

AAA TV (FRI) 08/30/2013 Arena Naucalpan [AAABlack Terry Jr. (flickr)]
1) La Magnifica & Mary Apache b Faby Apache & Lolita
Mary won when Cuervo distracted Faby. Cuervo and Faby had words after the match.
2) Dinastía & Mascarita Sagrada b Mini Charly Manson & Mini Histeria
Sagrada was a crowd favorite and beat Histeria.
3) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa b Carta Brava Jr., Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan
Hijo de Pirata’s first AAA match since 2007. Nino splashed Carta for the win. Juvi returned, asking to rejoin the Mexican Powers. They said YES. There was probably some dancing.
4) Angélico & Jack Evans b Machine Rocker & Soul Rocker and Daga & Psicosis
Jack pinned Machine Rocker with a 630 senton.
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Chessman, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr.
Pentagon Jr. replaced Ultimo Gladiador and took the pin, so still no title shot for Psycho Clown.
6) Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz b Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, El Mesías
first announced as a normal match, then a cage, then just a normal match when it happened. Cibernetico and Perro fought, the Secta got in a foul, and got the gift win. Faby ran in post match but was beat up with help from Espiritu and Mary Apache.

Air Date: 09/07?

Building appeared to be completely sold out.

Unsure how strong a victory La Secta got here. No idea what the deal was with the cage. Mary Apache appears to be in La Secta, which is definitely weird. No facepaint yet. Maybe they are setting up Drago & Faby vs Mary & Cuervo?

Texano really should start complaining about Psycho Clown getting infinite chances.

Juvi’s return was mentioned during the live updates, but not in AAA’s poster show recap. There was definitely some dancing after the match.

Back at it next Friday night in Toluca.


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