taped 2013-09-27 @ Arena Mexico
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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.
Photos from the 10/30 Lucha Va Voom show.
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.
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.
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.
IWRG (THU) 10/31/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Látigo b Zurdog
2) Araña de Plata & Electro Boy b Emperador Azteca & Hip Hop Man
Hip Hop Man, from 100% Lucha in Argentina, made his debut here in a loss.
3) Canis Lupus, Imposible, Picudo Jr. b Bugambilia, Diva Salvaje, Veneno
4) Trauma I & Trauma II b El Hijo del Medico Asesino & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. [IWRG IC TAG]
Traumas came in as champions and took falls 1/3. Wagner stole Trauma 2′s mask in the third to pin him, but Medico was hurt after a Trauma dive. The real IWRG doctor ruled Medico unable to contonuie, and Trauma I beat Wagner to keep the titles. econd defense
5) Eterno, Fuerza Guerrera, X-Fly b Dr. Cerebro, Extreme Tiger, Relámpago
Alfredo has a recap of this week’s Tercera Caida, including Veneno being Veneno and Fantasma talking about his problems with CMLL. If you want a lot more detail on the later, you really ought to check out Fantasma’s after the show chat with the hosts. Fantasma does not hold back much in that, and it’s a 17 minute video that probably could’ve gone 30. (There are a couple edits, so maybe it did!) Rob called it a lucha libre shoot interview and it was pretty much as close as you’re going to get
You’re (always) better watching yourself and not relying on me to translate conversations, but pieces of note
- CMLL morale is generally bad – they have no hope of advancing because the office doesn’t even watch the matches and the people running the shows leave before they’re over.
- Lots of CMLL people say they want to jump, but don’t have the guts to do it when it comes to it.
- CMLL lets people go to the ring drunk or high.
- Very critical of a certain wrestler going from opening matches to main events over night, skipping over a lot of deserving person, but it helps to be someone’s “brother”. (Fantasma said it in quotes, more or less.)
- Points at favoritism when it comes to Japan/FantasticaMania bookings. Felt CMLL had Fantasma work with all the Japanese wrestlers when they came in and the Japanese guys always liked him, and the CMLL guys would always tell him he’d be going but it’d turn out someone else would go.
- Praise for many people he now gets to work with in AAA. (He’s the mystery guy in Tonala, and also excited for the Queretaro match.)
- CMLL opening matches can’t touch AAA opening matches.
On one of those points: Now that the Anniversary show is long past, the Gran Guerrero push Fantasma is refereeing to really sticks out as a horrible case of nepotism. It made a little sense to introduce and push him hard if CMLL was laying the groundwork for some Guerrero Switch during an Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero mask match, but that was never even teased as happening and now that mask match is TBD. Gran Guerrero is arguably the second worst rudo being pushed near the top (similar nepotism champion Pierroth has first placed locked up), and unarguably not at the level of Euforia & Niebla Roja, guys who’s spots he’s taking. Gran Guerrero isn’t hopeless, but he’s nowhere near ready for the spot they’ve put him in, doesn’t help his team, doesn’t help his opponents look good, doesn’t have any particular charisma or any other attribute to help him stand out. (In this case, even Mistico II is better, because they can at least try to the ‘special charisma’ case. Gran Guerrero is just a guy.) There’s absolutely no reason Gran Guerrero should be in the spot he’s in besides he’s the “brother” of a guy who has power and gets to do whatever he wants. It’s not good for CMLL, it’s not good for the other luchadors and it’s not good for the fans, but none of those things matter much to the people in charge.
The bit about people in charge leaving before shows are over and no one watching the matches is a pretty strong shot at CMLL (but also one that appears to be true.) Luchadors going to the ring in no condition is not news if you see certain main events (and people who get brought back time after time), but there usually an omerta-like silence in Mexico about drug and alcohol usage near lucha libre. It stands out when luchadors are actually willing to talk about it.
I don’t know if there will be a lot of blow back about this; none of the CMLL office use the internet, and this part of the interview only aired on the internet. Some will still get back to them, but CMLL’s pretty unaffected by criticism – even this past week, Ultimo Guerrero appeared in SuperLuchas critical of people chanting fraude for the Anniversary show because the rules were announced but not addressing the underlining problem which led to that unhappiness.
(Bonus person taking a shot at CMLL.)
CMLL’s main event tonight is Rush vs Tama Tonga, which seemed like it might also be the year end hair match main event. Howerver, it also seems way too soon for Tama to lose his hair in Mexico (not to mention where he is in NJPW) and it’s really not been as hot as Rush’s other feuds so far. The Dalys and Marcela feud goes on and on (and is probably in line for their own hair match challenges now.) Sombra and Volador also meet up yet again in the semifinal.
CMLL may to have joined the Seguro Popular public health insurance program. That’s the one AAA signed up for earlier this year and Daniel Aceves works with, but the article is so short that it’s not clear if CMLL actually became part of the program or if they simply put on a show to promote the program and gave the person in charge a title belt.
AAA teases the upcoming debut of Ludxor & Venum.
AAA will hold matches at a horror film festival. Psycho Circus appeared at the press conference to announce it.
A local lightweight tournament in Cuernavaca ended with Dr. Maldad defeating Kid Power by forfeit when Power was injured before the match. Unlike some other locales, they found a new challenger and still had a title match (which Maldad won in straight falls.)
Bombero Infernal and Tony Rivera talk about their hair match on Sunday.
Sadica brags about taking Bugmabilia’s hair for her fans.
Arena Queretaro has posted Marco Corleone’s medical note from the commission to explain why he wasn’t on their show this week. Probably wouldn’t need to resort to such things if CMLL would just announce when people are injured.
There’s a controversy over masks being given out at a this weekend at Washington State football game, with a student group claiming the masks are “culturally insensitive and demonstrate cultural appropriation at an institutional level” and “a marketing gimmick”. (Well, yes, that’s the point of lucha libre masks to start with.)
Lucha Libre in Japan
Andy Wu has left Queretaro and is with Wrestle-1. Pantera was supposed to go with him to wrestle on the shows, but won’t for whatever reason and Hijo del Pantera will replace him.
Wrestle-1 is also promoting an AJ Styles versus Seiya Sanada match. It’s listed as non-title, but you can probably already have a good guess at the Mesias/Styles Tonala result. (The ‘fun’ part of Mesias being the one getting this shot is English language websites listing him as ‘Judas Mesias’, a name from his unsuccessfully TNA run, instead of either name he actually is currently using.)
Again, daylight savings time has ended in Mexico (except for border towns) but will not end in the US until Saturday night/Sunday morning. Shows streamed from Mexico on Friday and Saturday will be one hour later than you may expect.
== AAA ==
AAA-Televisa: Part 2 of Heroes Inmortales: Atomicos (probably UTDN only), tag title match and Psycho vs Texano.
== CMLL ==
FOX: Guerreros vs Mistico/Maximo/Panther and Terrible/Tama/Vangellys vs Sombra/Rush/Thunder
52MX: Cats vs Gallo/Smaker/Triton, Reyes del Atlantida vs Cats/Namajague (DOUBLE CATS – which is going to be odd since they’re pretending these are all ‘live’), and Mistico/Rush/Titan vs Averno/Mephisto/Volador
C3: main is Sombra/Dorada/Porky vs Morphosis/Aguila/Volador
TVC Deportes (Puebla): Reolucionarios vs Estetas trios title match airs
En Busca de un Idolo: Valiente vs Vangelis – this seems a safe bet since they ended last week’s episode with them locking up. This seems like the final episode of the season, but this show is listed as airing twice next week. Maybe it’ll be a “where are they now?”
Terra: Avernos vs Oro/Cometa/Titan should be fun, as should be the opener. There’s also another Dallys/Marcela trios. Sunday has two good title matches. In the team title match, either Maya & Delta win the titles or Namajague is required to stick around longer, win/win.
== Other ==
IWRG-AYM Sports: Castillo del Terror. Debating avoiding spoilers and staying up to 2 AM to tweet this live. That’s a tremendously dumb decision for a lucha libre cage match but it’s the Castillo del Terror!
Noches de Coliseo: whatever they did last Sunday – exoticos & exoticos and Rico & Simbolo
IWL: Unsure, since they ended the last taping and could go to any one of them
DTU: back to March 31st for Solar/Paranoiko, a three way tag, and AR Fox vs Flamita.
Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-10-05
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-10-05
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-10-05 – I go back and forth on Niebla Roja/Titan
AAA on UTDN: 2013-10-10
Matches To Watch Later
Don’t have anything.
Last night’s Tercera Caida had interviews with Heavy Metal & Veneno to promote the next Heavy Metal promoted show as well the usual highlights, but the part being talked about the most today is the interview with Hijo del Fantasma about his departure from CMLL. That segment starts about 38 minutes into the show. The show was posted too late for me to watch it myself last night, but (by reading Alfredo’s twitter messages!) it sounds like Hijo del Fantasma came off as professional and fair in his complaints about how he was used in CMLL the last few years. I had thought Fantasma being scaled back was something to do with his feud with Mephisto in 2010 – the one built around both guys injuring each other with head dropping moves – but Fantasma believes it was actually trying out with WWE that year which did it. Fantasma says he had permission from CMLL but they did never book him the same way after. (In related news, this week’s WON says WWE did not do tryouts this time thru Mexico, specifically because names would get out and people would get in trouble. “They are still very interested in Mexican talent, but the approach will be different.”) Fantasma also felt CMLL had issues against his father.
Dorian Roldan announced Guerra de Titanes would be on 12/08. That’s one day later than the date Konnan’s been saying. The AJPW tag team tournament Ozz & Cuervo are listed as appearing in ends that same day. I don’t think it’s physically possible from them to get back to Mexico in time for an AAA show the same day wherever it is (Dorian does not say Tepic, just “a place that has never had a major event”). Perhaps if Ozz & Cuervo were eliminated before the end of the tournament they could skip the final day and make it back in time, though the Guerra de Titanes lineup would spoil that tournament result. AAA also has not mentioned Ozz & Cuervo being in the AJPW tag team tournament, and they’re usually pretty quick on acknowledging those things, so there may be something else happening here.
Mesias hypes up his match with AJ Styles. It looks like they taped a promo for it to air on this week’s TV, so it’ll be a little set up before it airs next weekend. Yesterday’s MLW Radio show said the Mesias/Styles match will air on TNA TV, so at least AAA should get a bit of US promotion from this bit.
I wonder if AAA will bring up how Styles/Mesias is a rematch. That previous match seemed an attempt to work “world title” style and did not do a lot for me. (That’s the difference between having Mesias in this match than Fenix or Daga.) I expect Sunday’s match to be the same way, but hopefully the crowd will be more into this time.
IWRG made another set of changes to their Castillo del Terror card this Sunday. Centvrion is out of the main event cage match (he’s hurt) and noted Twitter video star Saruman returns to take his place. Team Neza’s Karate Kid remains out of action with a shoulder injury, so he’s replaced by the returning Chicano. Chicano was reported to have been in a career ending car accident earlier this year, then was back wrestling a couple months later, so hopefully he’s actually okay now. Chicano was IWRG lightweight champion when he left. Impossible won the tournament for the title when it was stripped from Chicano and is on the the other side of this match.
Terrible plans on confronting La Mascara this Sunday and demanding to know when he and Tama Tonga are getting their title shot. Terrible points out Rush & La Mascara did nothing to win the belts and afraid to put them on the line. Terrible wants to get at La Mascara because Rush is not capable/willing to pick a date. More importantly, the article says Rey Bucnaero’s leg injury is not another knee injury, but fracture in his foot.
IWL says they’re coming to the United States. Hahahaha. It sounds like they’ve made a deal with an (unnamed) promotion named in Michigan to exchange wrestlers, run an IWL show somewhere in the area, and to get the IWL TV show on the air on a Michigan station (WLLZ) sometime in 2014. I like AAA’s chances of making it to the US first. IWL also explains their Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera show is not canceled, but pushed back to February 18, 2014.
Tinieblas picks five lucha libre locales to visit while in Mexico City. I saw two of these and think I went past a third. (Also, not sure how a lucha libre gym would feel about tourists coming by to watch.)
The 11/01 TG Power show in Tijuana has been canceled by the commission. It reads like they were using someone else’s promotion license and that person didn’t pay people on their own last show so the license isn’t valid.
Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Teseo vs Ciclon Infernal.
Lucha Libre in Japan (and Ecuador)
10/31 WNC: Hijo del Pantera beat Masada in a mask versus hair match.
NJPW now lists the 01/17/2014 FantasticaMania show as “only CMLL wrestlers” – a complete CMLL show with no NJPW wrestlers (though they’ll still be running the show.) That show is in Shin-Kiba 1st RING, a tiny building (290 capacity) in Tokyo. It gives the tour something different than the next two day shows in Korakuen Hall, and it’s probably just to have something other than an off day in the middle of the tour (they can’t be making money on the show, but they’re losing less than doing nothing and it’s an extra day of selling merchandise.)
CMLL sent 15 people last year. A normal CMLL DF show has 30 people on it. CMLL’s not sending 30, but maybe a few more than last year to have enough for a ‘full’ show. Maybe if their are luchadora hanging out in REINA or elsewhere, they’re brought in for one night to fill out the card, since it wouldn’t be putting women on a “NJPW” show. This is the least likely show to be aired on iPPV.
Mesias, Juvi, Blue Demon and Extreme Tiger are headed to Ecuador on 11/23.
Violento Jack talks about growing as a luchador from his trips to Japan.
Alas de Oro talks about his young career.
DJ Spectro writes about Blackman’s UWA Lightweight title win and says he had 76 (!) title defense.
CMLL (TUE) 11/05/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Camaleón vs Cholo & Espanto Jr.
2) Oro Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany
4) Tritón vs Boby Zavala [lightning]
5) Máximo, Super Porky, Thunder vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Titán vs Mr. Águila, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Tuesday night is Aguila night. Titan is the fill in Estetas while Valiente is otherwise busy.
Semimian looks like a challenge.
CMLL (TUE) 11/05/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Hippie I & El Hippie II vs Évola & Sádico
2) Black Metal, Esfinge, Leo vs Guerrero Negro Jr., Inquisidor, Súper Comando
3) Lady Afrodita, Luna Mágica, Silueta vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Blue Panther vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
5) La Máscara, Rush, Shocker vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Vangellys
Still feels like the eventually tag title match might end up here. Or in both here and Arena Mexico.
Lady Afrodita exists again! I may be less excited when I see her in matches. Dalys moving to the ruda side opens up a space for a tecnica; they don’t really have any one else to use if they’re running two matches on the same night. Maybe it means less Seductora on the ruda side? (Zeuxis and Vaquerita are going to be back at some point, too.)
indy (FRI) 12/06/2013 Auditorio de Tijuana
1) Kanalla & Pitbull vs Dementor & Tg Power
2) Camaleon De Oro, Rubi Gardenia, Venum Black Jr. vs Dinamantina, King Azteca, Shamu
3) Mascarita Sagrada & Tzuki vs Pentagoncito & Pirata Morgan [? MINI]
match for vacant title
4) LA Park & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Hijo del Solitario
5) El Hijo Del Santo vs Super Parka [mask, hair]
Parka has been back to wearing his mask a lot lately so the hair cut is not going to bug him too much. By the way, TxT’s last TV announced a year end show in November, but it’s been very quiet about it so far. RCH is going to run many more shows this year.