Estrellita keeps the title, Peste Negra win, Rey on his future, Sin Cara

CMLL (TUE) 03/18/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Akuma & Cholo b Bengala & Flyer
2) Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito b Angelito, Astral, Stukita
3) Canelo Casas, Hechicero, Puma b Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Star Jr.
4) Tritón b Sangre Azteca [lightning]
5) Diamante Azul, Fuego, Rey Cometa b Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Pólvora
Tecnicos took 2/3, the second by an excessive violence DQ.
6) Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Máscara
Peste Negra took 1/3.

Not any details about Canelo/Dragon Lee, unsure if that feud is still going. They’re both in the En Busca de un Idolo qualification cibernetico next week, hopefully will double pin each other right away.

There’s absolutely no way it’s going to air live, but live results for that cibernetico would be incredibly exciting for CMLL fanatics. It’s a rare match which means a tremendous amount.

CMLL (TUE) 03/18/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl, Informador]
1) Demonio Maya b Virgo
2) Cancerbero & Raziel b Black Metal & Esfinge
Cancerberos took 1/3.
3) Camorra, Sádico, Shigeo Okumura b Gallo, Leo, Starman
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Estrellita b Dalys [MEX WOMEN]
Estrellita took falls 1/3 to keep her title. Fourth defense.
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Super Porky b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Shocker & Terrible DQ Marco Corleone & Rush
Rudos took 1/3. Rush fouled Shocker for the DQ.

I’m 0-1 on CMLL guesses this week. A poor sign! was down this morning due to the domain expiring. (It actually looks like it expired Monday, but it stayed up a couple days.) It’s renewed thru 2017 and they sprung for domain privacy!

The Friday show now lists Blue Panther as replacing Thunder on Friday’s card. Thunder still hasn’t been seen in a match since getting hurt on February 10th and it’s possible he just didn’t get cleared in time.

Still no word on Homenaje Dos Leyendas airing on Terra. I think now by far most likely outcome is they just air the first four matches like normal. I have a slight concern that they haven’t announced anything from Friday because CMLL doesn’t want them airing the show on Friday, but I think it’s probably just business a usual.

Rey Misterio Jr., in Spain doing press for WWE, said he plans to retire in WWE and does not see himself going back to AAA. So that’s that.

Sin Cara is listed as wrestling in Sinaloa on 04/23. This time, it’s with the Invasors (instead of AAA.)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

LuchaMania recaps Dulce Kanela losing his hair to Lady Maravilla.

Charly Guerrero lost his hair to Gigante Warrior in San Luis Potosi.

Villanos and Traumas are on the Arena Coliseo Monterrey show this weekend. Also, more of that tag team tournament. Everyone who was in the first block of the tournament was either eliminated in matches last Sunday (no tag tournament matches had been announced), or were just forgot, or someone just wasn’t clear in labeling this week’s match as determining the finalists. Big Neurosis has gone from teaming with Simbolo to teaming with one of the guys he beat, Silenicoso. This is all status quo; the surprising thing would be if these belts were actually defended a couple times.

Atlantis & Maximo defeated Rush & Volador in Acapulco. Match had been announced as Mascara Dorada & Mistico versus La Mascara & Volador, so 1 for 4. (Mistico was doubled booked in Neza, Volador made it here after wrestling in Arena Mexico.) Brazo de Oro, Robin and Black Silver Sr. won a trios tournament in the undercard.

Karma, who’s wrestling in the ChilangaMask segunda this Sunday, says he’s aiming for Psico Kid’s mask. Karma is a Negro Navarro trainee currently.

The Shocker hair match victims interviews are good just for the look Shocker gives Scorpio Jr.

Dalys says she wants the championship after the hair match, no matter the outcome.



IWRG (SUN) 03/23/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Látigo & Sky Ángel vs Matrix Jr. & Power Bull
2) Emperador Azteca & Hip Hop Man vs Fulgor II & Imposible
3) Black Terry, Centvrión, Dr. Cerebro vs Rayan, Spartan, Tony Rivera
4) Relámpago, Súper Nova, Veneno vs Danny Casas, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Máscara Púrpura, Toscano vs Canis Lupus, Trauma I, Trauma II

Tony and Terry feud in the tercera.

CMLL (MON) 03/24/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Star Jr., Tigre Rojo vs Espiritu Negro, King Jaguar, Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico vs Blue Center, Espíritu Maligno, Saurón
3) Stuka Jr. vs Virus [lightning]
4) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro vs Felino, Puma, Tiger
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
6) Volador Jr. vs Mephisto

Main event is a non-title match (which makes more sense than a light heavyweight challenging for a welterweight title or vice versa.) I give the Guerreros a slight advantage over the Invasors. 3/4 should be good too, this is a good card.

great match roundup, week of 2014-03-01

Great/Excellent Matches


Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
- AAA on Televisa: 2014-03-01
- CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-03-01
- CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-03-01
- CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-03-08

Matches To Watch Later

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-03-01
taped 2014-02-26 @ Arena Naucalpan
Súper Nova vs Eterno [NWA OLD LH]:

CMLL Puebla: 2014-03-02
taped 2014-02-17 @ Arena Puebla
Rush vs Vangellys:


Mephisto/Volador, Euforia versus the Invasors, Luna Magica documentary

CMLL (MON) 03/17/2014 Arena Puebla [Cinco Radio, Periodico Enfoque]
1) Akrón & El Rebelde b Meyer & Paris
2) Asturiano, Leono, Robin DQ Blue Center, Espíritu Maligno, King Jaguar
Espiritu Negro DQed for fouling Asturiano
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma b Kamaitachi, Puma, Tiger
Kamaitaichi was hurt after a Guerrero Maya move. Stigma beat Puma.
4) Diamante Azul, Titán, Valiente b Euforia, Kráneo, Ripper
Euforia had problems with his partners, which led to the Invasors attacking him after the match. Euforia declared the Invasors were not welcome in CMLL and challenged them to a match next week.
5) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. DQ Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Mephisto fouled Volador. Volador offers a title match to get Mephisto one on one. Mephisto did not accept, but it sounds like it will happen next week anyway.

Mephisto/Volador will be alright, but much more intrigued for Euforia based feuds. And there are more of those this year, for whatever reason. Euforia versus Kraneo is quite the battle for heavyweight supremacy.

Terra’s posted a preview for Sunday (that says at Arena Mexico in the body, but it’s at Arena Coliseo) but has said nothing for Monday.

“Luchadora”, a documentary about Luna Magica, is a movie project on Kickstarter.The preview says it’s about Luna balancing her lucha libre career and her personal life, including trying to get custody of her child. The people behind the project say the movie has been filmed and are looking for $10, 500 in post-production costs. They’ve collected $7,215, and have 15 days to get the rest if the project is going to be funded. That’s pretty far along. This is not new ground, there was a luchadora centeric film project just last year, but it sounds interesting and I’ve just tossed in some money.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and the latest LuchaWorld podcast with theories on La Parka winning the Rey de Reyes and Sin Cara’s disavowed bookings from last month.

DJ Spectro says Fabuloso Blondy was the first person to have an special entrance at Arena Mexico. Wasn’t one of the Espectros “buried” underneath the ground and rose from the floor to enter the ring once?

Mary Apache beat La Sadica in Monterrey to set up a LLF title match in the future.

Also, Dulce Kanela learns never to go for a third moonsault in an apuesta match.

Federal I (Leonardo Pérez Flores, 42, 15 years a wrestler from Naucalpan) and Federal II (Juan García Hernández, 30, 10 years a wrestler from Naucalpan) lost their masks to De Luto IV & De Luto Jr. in Pachuca.

A boxing promoter in Campeche says he’d run lucha libre and boxing events every two weeks if the local government would lower the tax on such events.

03/14-16 lucha videos

Thanks to the people who helped us get together Fox and C3 shows this week.

IWRG aired promos for the main event, but not the main event at all.

I missed the opener from Puebla. Combination of the feed changing location and forgetting about the start time. The tercera was a repeat of the minis match from last week. Match is in MPG because the sound got distorted every time I converted to AVI. As best I can figure, and these numbers aren’t right, there’s something like 14.2 frames of video every second, but only 14.0 “frames” of audio, so they either slowly drift away from each or blips of silence get inserted in. It’s so weird.

No AAA; I think it’ll be up on their YouTube channel soon, but everyone probably needs to catch up on some sleep.

YouTube Playlist:


03/15 WWC:
03/16 WWC:

03/15 Sobre el Ring:

03/16 La Lucha se la Hace:

CMLL on Terra: 2014-03-14
Full Show:
taped 2014-03-14 @ Arena Mexico
1) Pegasso, Starman, Tritón vs Kamaitachi, Raziel, Shigeo Okumura
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Marcela vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
Copa Bobby Bonales

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-03-15
Full Show:
taped 2014-03-04 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Sky Kid, Smaker, Star Jr. vs Akuma, Artillero, Súper Comando
taped 2014-03-09 @ Arena Coliseo
2) Delta, Rey Cometa, Super Porky vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
3) Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Reaper, Rey Bucanero, Terrible

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-03-15
taped 2014-03-11 @ Arena México
1) Dragon Lee, Metatrón, Oro Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Vangellys
Stellar Moments
3) Diamante Azul, Máximo, Titán vs Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Rey Escorpión
4) Mephisto vs La Máscara for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-03-15
taped 2014-03-07 @ Arena México
Full Show:
1) Mistico & Reaper vs Felino & Titán in a Parejas Increible eightfinal
2) Máximo & Rey Escorpión vs Pólvora & Rey Cometa in a Parejas Increible eightfinal
3) La Sombra & Último Guerrero vs Valiente & Vangellys in a Parejas Increible eightfinal
4) Averno & Volador Jr. vs Ephesto & La Máscara in a Parejas Increible eightfinal
5) Máximo & Rey Escorpión vs Mistico & Reaper in a Parejas Increible quarterfinal
6) La Sombra & Último Guerrero vs Averno & Volador Jr. in a Parejas Increible quarterfinal
7) Máximo & Rey Escorpión vs La Sombra & Último Guerrero in a Parejas Increible semifinal

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-03-15
taped 2014-02-28 @ Arena México
Full Show:
1) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
2) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

CMLL on Terra: 2014-03-16
taped 2014-03-16 @ Arena México
Full Show:!FkAVibhC!YSxNeWfLvDEg3ZIxU9cMAs-6OBDuOc8cxvqmmCkp-6s

1) Leono & Metálico vs Apocalipsis & Espanto Jr.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger
4) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Titán vs Ephesto, Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Kráneo, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja
6) Volador Jr. vs Ripper

CMLL Puebla: 2014-03-16
taped 2014-03-03 @ Arena Puebla
2) Estrellita, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Blanca
4) Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Morphosis, Olímpico, Shigeo Okumura
5) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Último Guerrero
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Cavernario, Felino, Terrible for the CMLL World Trios Championship

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-03-16
taped 2014-03-12 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Ángel Del Amor & Hip Hop Man vs Hijo De La Bestia & Zurdog
2) Centvrión & Chico Che vs Rayan & Spartan
3) Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor, Imposible, Sky Ángel vs Aztlán, Cheyene, Jorge Kebrada, Kanon, Skayde, Vortize [Copa High Power]

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-03-16
taped 2014-03-09 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Big Neurosis & Simbolo vs El Silencioso & Golden Boy [CMLI TAG, eightfinal]
2) Galactar & Rico Rodriguez vs Alberto Dos Rios & Charles Lucero [CMLI TAG, eightfinal]
3) Corazón de Barrio & Hator vs Genocida & Vaquero Romo [CMLI TAG, eightfinal]
4) Bengali & Difunto I vs Angel Justiciero & Pancho Tequila [CMLI TAG, eightfinal]
5) Hijo de LA Park, Máscara Púrpura, Principe Franky vs Diluvio Negro, Memo Valles, Silver Star


80s Lucha DVD set, disc 1 (part 2)

Again, big gifs. Occasionally, big Texans. Also, I grabbed way too many from one match because the people needed to KNOW.

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Dragon keeps title, Oficial shaved in Guerra de Golfo

Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 03/16/2014 Sala de Armas Magdalena Mixhuca, Ciudad México, Distrito Federal [The Gladiatores]
1) Douki & Hanaoka b Íkaro & Príncipe Azteca
2) Demus 3:16 & Pequeño Nitro b Astral & Eléctrico
3) Akuma, Nitro, Yoruba b Hombre Bala Jr., Super Ciudadano, Súper Halcón Jr.
Nitro replaced Hooligan.
4) Arkángel de la Muerte & Olímpico b Brazo de Plata & La Máscara
An Isis distraction set up a foul on La Mascara for the rudo win.
5) Último Dragón b Rey Bucanero [PWF JH NWA IJ?]
Ultimo Dragon is champion. This was the All Japan (PWF) junior heavyweight championship, not the NWA one he’s previously defended here. This was announced as a PWF Junior Heavywight Championship, but the belt in the photos is the NWA International Junior Championship. Seconds were Arkangel and Principe Azteca. Bucanero pulled Dragon’s mask for the DQ, Bucanero won the second. Both luchadors accidentally hit referee Rafael el Maya in the third knocking him out, Olimpico & Arkangel ran in to attack Dragon, Brazo de Plata ‘ran’ them off, and replacement referee Babe Richard took over as Dragon submitted Rey Bucanero for the win. Third defense.

The Observer said this would be taped for Japan TV, for some reason. Next show should be the annual DragonMania show at Arena Mexico, probably 05/10.

IWRG (SUN) 03/16/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
***Guerra de Golfo, 2014***
1) Hip Hop Man & Látigo b Aztlán & Hanaoka
Aztlan replaced MS1 Jr.
2) Chico Che, Emperador Azteca, La Magnifica b Dowki, Hanaoka, Imposible
Hanaoka replaced Sadica, so it was 3 men vs 2 men & 1 La Magnifica. Emperador Azteca wants a shot at Imposible’s title. Imposible asked a fan, who said no. So, no.
3) Súper Nova b Trauma II [IWRG JUNIORS]
Trauma II falls on third defense, Super Nova wins the title.
4) Tony Rivera L Veneno, El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma I, Toscano, Golden Magic [cage, loser advances]
Order of escape was Trauma I, Toscano, Golden Magic, Diablo and Veneno, leaving Tony Rivera to advance.
5) Oficial AK47 L Black Terry, Apolo Estrada Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Relámpago, Skayde [cage, loser advances]
Order of escape started Apolo, Skayde, Hijo de Mascara. Terry & Official tied Relampago’s mask to the ropes to trap him, but he just unmasked himself, covered himself with his shirt, and left. Tony Rivera tried to help AK47 so Terry would lose, but it backfired and AK47 lost instead.
6) Tony Rivera b Oficial AK47 [cage, hair]
Tony tied AK47′s boot to the ropes and climbed out for the win. Oficial AK-47′s second hair loss in just over three months. Tony claims this is his 57th hair match win. interviewed former apuesta victims of Shocker for their predictions on his match with Rush. Mascara Ano 2000, who lost his hair to Shocker in Puebla in 2003, says he hopes Shocker gives Rush a fight even if he doesn’t win. Rey Bucanero said Shocker is his most hated rival, but he’s got to beat Rush in Arena Mexico. Rambo said he just wants to see the match, which is good since that may be his job on Friday. Scorpio Jr. wants Shocker to hold high the name of the Guapos and shave Rush. No word what Yoshi-Hashi thinks of all of this.

Terra usually puts up a short article on Mondays previewing the Friday and Sunday CMLL shows. If CMLL and Terra are planning on streaming the entire show, they’ll make it clear in that article.

Rayo de Jalisco, Rayman and All Carrillo defeated Hijo del Solitario, Angel Blanco Jr. and Cien Caras Jr. by DQ (foul) in the main event of a legends show in Arena Jalisco.

Mascara Dorada defeated Rey Bucanero in a trios match in Couzmel (on Sunday, maybe?) when Bucanero fouled Dorada. The article says they drew 800, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but the promoters sounded happy and planned on bringing in more guys soon.

Ricky Marvin missed the WXW shows in Germany over the weekend, saying his passport expired. He was in NOAH in January, so that must’ve been pretty recent (and you’d think someone would’ve pointed it out when he was using a nearly expired passport.)

LuchaWorld has this week’s PosterMania.

Rey Escorpion still doesn’t like Maximo, still wants to take his hair.

CMLL’s final Cien Caras promo video, talking about his mask match with Rayo de Jalisco.

Porra Fresa preview of tonight’s Arena Puebla show, an Avernos vs Volador/Dorada/Atlantis rematch main event.


CMLL (SUN) 03/23/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Índigo vs Relampago Azul
2) William Rock vs Ángel del Mal
3) El Divino & Virgo vs Demonio Rojo & Évola
4) Smaker vs Espectrum
5) Black Metal, León Blanco, Sky Kid vs Acertijo, Demonio Maya, Maléfico
6) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro vs Puma, Tiger, Vangellys

Vangellys, better Casas than Canelo?

03/16 AAA TV Results (Rey de Reyes) – La Parka wins for a fifth time

photo by AAA

AAA TV (SUN) 03/16/2014 Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León [AAA, MT (cage), MT (else), MT (main)]
***Rey de Reyes, 2014***
1) Alan Stone, Dinastía, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata b Mamba, Mini Charly Manson, Sexy Star, Silver King
Alan Stone replaced El Elegido. Pimpi beat Mamba. Sexy Star & Pentagon attack Faby Apache to repeat their challenge from previous TV shows. Pentagon Jr. said he would not rest until AAA finally booked the mixed tag title match.
2) Daga b Argenis, Australian Suicide, Súper Fly [AAA CRUISER]
Daga is champion. Taya got on the show by accompanying Daga. Daga beat Argenis, Super Fly (armbar), and Suicide (top rope Destroyer) in order. Pentagon attacked Suicide after the match, and Drago & Faby Apache ran them off. Faby then challenged Daga to a title match. Daga attacked, Faby got the better of him, and Daga got away. Daga’s 4th defense, first on TV.
3) Chessman b Villano IV [AAA LA]
Villano IV replaced Blue Demon Jr., facing Chessman for the vacant title. Demon appeared in a pre-tape, vacating the title and saying he couldn’t be there due to family issues. He’s the second straight champion to vacant (following LA Park, who was champion when his contract expired.) Match was moved to earlier in the card and was a violent bloody match. Seconds appeared to be Fantasma and Alan Stone. Chessman is the 4th Champion.
4) Steve Pain L Fénix, Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa, Juventud Guerrera, Pentagón Jr., Eterno [cage, domed cage, hair, mask]
They had immense problems setting up the cage; it was 45 minutes between the end of the previous match and the luchadors entering for this one. Ultimo Gladiador replaced Juventued Guerrera (injury, not cleared by doctor.) Order of escape went Gladiador, Hamburguesa (with help from Alan, Argenis, and Suicide), Crazy Boy, Eterno, Joe Lider, Pentagon
5) Angélico & Jack Evans b Hijo del Fantasma & Psicosis and Aerostar & Drago and Demon Rocker & Machine Rocker [AAA TAG]
Angelico, Jack Evans came in as champions. Elimination order went Fantasma/Psicosis, Aerostar/Drago, Rockers. First defense.
6) Cibernético, Electroshock, Psycho Clown b Jeff Jarrett, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.
Cibernetico beat Jeff Jarrett with a guitar shot after some Roldan/Karen fighting.
7) La Parka b Zorro, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Black Warrior [Rey de Reyes, final]
Elimination order went Black Warrior, Zorro and then Perro Junior. Parka’s fifth Rey de Reyes win. He was given the sword by Joaquin Pena and presented it to Marisela Pena to end the show.

Air Date: 03/23 & 03/30.

Very much the status quo show it seemed to be. Attendance looked down from last year in the same venue; the upper most level looked to only have a few rows full on some sides and there might have been less floor seats. Last year’s attendance was reported as 10-11,000, this looked under 10,000.

AAA had a group selling official merchandise, with a partner named Live Show Merchandising. (Note the AAA logo now lists the name as “Lucha Libre Worldwide”.) They promoted a Rey de Reyes shirt, a Blue Demon shirt, a La Parka shirt, and Blue Demon & La Parka water bottles. The designs could be more creative, but it’s been long over due for AAA to be selling this sort of thing. There’s a Coming Soon spot for AAA merchandise in their webstore.

Sexy Star appears to have done a tornillo dive in her match. I can’t wait to see that.

I think the Faby/Daga stuff was just a post match scrum, but I suppose it’s possible it was meant to be a title match (it’s not that different sounding than Texano’s impromptu title matches last year, except Texano won those.)

None of the three missing luchadors – Juvi, Elegido or Blue Demon Jr. – were mentioned as missing the show in advance. They obviously knew about Demon not being on this show well enough in advance to film an interview with him at the belt and to bring in Villano IV. I think it’s a better deal to let people know in advance, but it’s more common in Mexico not to mention it. Demon’s interview pushed the idea that he would automatically get a title shot when he comes back, but there’s no sense when that would be – or even IF that would be, because it’s unclear if AAA’s ever gotten him to sign a full time contract. Chessman being a champion for no particular reason is a fine enough outcome until they figure out what’s next.

Steve Pain, a man with a short hair cut, loses his hair and wasn’t that broke up about it. He shouldn’t be, he’s not listed as appearing on TV for a month and he’ll probably be back to the same hair by then. It did produce a moment of happy Fenix on Twitter.

Not too many reviews of the matches themselves. Apolo @ MT said he liked the show and the only two disappointing matches were the last two. The tag match sounds like it was the best match during the show.

It looked like it started to clear out during the main event, probably more because of the length of the show than the match. The problem with the cage setup added probably an extra half hour to the whole thing. It didn’t seem like they cut any of the matches to get back on time. That’s a big advantage of the show not actually being on iPPV. The Jarrett trios sounds short, but that’s normal for that match.

No Sin Cara, who has not been seen since they were in Mexico City and might not be seen again until they go back. No anyone else jumping. No “the surprise that wasn’t in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera”, unless that was Alan Stone, Villano IV or Ultimo Gladiador (who had a busy night.) The idea that the winner of Rey de Reyes would get a shot at the title at the heavyweight title has not yet been mentioned on screen, so I wouldn’t expect that to necessarily happen. (It wouldn’t be a great match, but it would be Texano beating someone who’s on top.)

AAA can point to Fenix and Daga getting big wins as a success of this show. Daga beating everyone in his match (even with some help from Taya to finish Suicide) was the best use of that match. Fenix can brag about winning a hair for a while. AAA still needs to follow up with these guys to keep them meaning something, but at least they’ve reached a starting point again. A lot of the rest of the show had no real point, but there are a few things to build on.


80s Lucha DVD set, disc 1 (part 1)

I’ve had these disc since – October, maybe? And I’m just now getting thru the first, of ten. And these aren’t even the matches I meant to review this week. Everything is going great!

I made larger gifs as an experiment. They turned out large, what an experiment.

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Rey de Reyes, Rush/Casas, Stuka wins title

AAA TV (SUN) 03/16/2014 Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León [AAA]
***Rey de Reyes, 2014***
1) Alan Stone, Dinastía, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata b Mamba, Mini Charly Manson, Sexy Star, Silver King
Alan Stone replaced El Elegido. Pimpi beat Mamba. Sexy Star & Pentagon attack Faby Apache to repeat their challenge from previous TV shows. Pentagon Jr. said he would not rest until AAA finally booked the mixed tag title match.
2) Daga b ArgenisAustralian SuicideSúper Fly [AAA CRUISER]
Daga is champion. Taya got on the show by accompanying Daga. Daga beat Argenis, Super Fly (armbar), and Suicide (top rope Destroyer) in order. Pentagon attacked Suicide after the match, and Drago & Faby Apache ran them off. Faby then challenged Daga to a title match. Daga attacked, Faby got the better of him, and Daga got away. Daga’s 4th defense, first on TV.
3) Chessman b Villano IV [AAA LA]
Villano IV replaced Blue Demon Jr., facing Chessman for the vacant title. Demon appeared in a pre-tape, vacating the title and saying he couldn’t be there due to family issues. He’s the second straight champion to vacant (following LA Park, who was champion when his contract expired.) Match was moved to earlier in the card and was a violent bloody match. Seconds appeared to be Fantasma and Alan Stone. Chessman is the 4th Champion.
4) Steve Pain L FénixCrazy BoyJoe LiderNiño HamburguesaJuventud GuerreraPentagón Jr.Eterno [cage, domed cage, hair, mask]
They had immnese problems setting up the cage; it was 45 minutes between the end of the previous match and the luchadors entering for this one. Ultimo Gladiador replaced Juventued Guerrera (injury, not cleared by doctor.) Order of escape went Gladiador, Hamburguesa (with help from Alan, Argenis, and Suicide), Crazy Boy, Eterno, Joe Lider, Pentagon
5) Angélico & Jack Evans b Hijo del Fantasma & Psicosis and Aerostar & Drago and Demon Rocker & Machine Rocker [AAA TAG]
Angelico, Jack Evans came in as champions. Eliminator order went Fantasma/Psicosis, Aerostar/Drago, Rockers. First defense.
6) Cibernético, Electroshock, Psycho Clown b Jeff Jarrett, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.
Cibernetico beat Jeff Jarrett with a guitar shot after some Roldan/Karen fightning.
7) La Parka b Zorroel Hijo del Perro AguayoBlack Warrior [Rey de Reyes, final]
Eliminator order went Black Warrior, Zorro and then Perro Junior. Parka’s fifth Rey de Reyes win.

Full post tomorrow.

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 03/16 Arena México [CMLL, LuchaWorldYahoo! Deportes]
1) Leono & Metálico b Apocalipsis & Espanto Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito
Rudos took 1/3. Warrior got away with a foul on Shockercito (after they both botched a plancha, not the first problem they had in the match.)
3) Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado b Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger
Tecnicos took 2/3. Sagrado used a new strange finishing move to beat Tiger in a good match, best of the night.
4) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Titán b Ephesto, Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 2/3. A lot of Rey Escorpion/Atlantis feuding to set up the trios title.
5) Kráneo, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja b Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush
Rush fouled Casas for the DQ. Rush briefly went after Casas’ arm after the match. Both exchanged insults in post match promos.
6) Volador Jr. b Ripper
Volador, dressed as The Flash, won falls 1/3 clean, the last with a backcracer. Mostly their previous match. Crowd was not into this one much at all following the Rush/Casas stuff.

None of the H2L videos were shown during the show, except at the very start. Announcers pushed it hard all broadcast though.

The Negro Casas out of H2L situation is not working for anyone but me, a lot like last year’s Anniversary show. I don’t want a triangle match, I want Rush contra Shocker and then Rush contra Negro Casas in full length matches, just like I wanted to see Volador contra Sombra. That works for me. At the same time, the vast majority of people are totally confused as to why this triangle match isn’t happening while Negro Casas is selling no injury and appears to be 100%. CMLL has a reason why this is happening, but has not convinced many this is a valid reason. They’ve done a poor job of telling their own stories, as usual.

CMLL (SUN) 03/16/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Explosivo b El Yaqui
2) Demonio Rojo b El Brillante
3) Idolo & Javier Cruz DQ Espectrum & Exterminador
Exterminador replaced Infierno. Tecnicos took 1/3, the last when Espectrum fouled Cruz Jr.
4) Metatrón, Sky Kid, Smaker b Magnum, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Stuka Jr. b Ráfaga [OCCIDENTE LH]
Stuka took falls 1/3 to win the championship from Rafaga. Stuka challenged Rafaga to a mask vs mask match, but Rafaga would not agree.
6) La Sombra, Rey Cometa, Soberano Jr. b Cavernario, Felino, Herodes Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3.

Stuka winning is a little bit of surprised; I’d guess that makes it less likely they’re going to do the Stuka/Rafaga mask match, because Rafaga can’t be losing twice in a row (unless he’s just retiring.)

Oficial AK-47 lost his hair to Tony Rivera in IWRG’s Golfo de Guerra. AK-47 only ended up in the final because he and Rivera screwed up trying to trap Terry in the cage and failed, then Tony won another hair match. AK-47 just lost his hair back in January.

Rob highlights of 01/07/14 CMLL

Today’s Super Libre had interviews with Cien Caras, Angel Blanco Jr. and Hijo del Solitario.


CMLL (SUN) 03/23/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Sensei vs El Rebelde & Espiritu Negro
2) Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong vs Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Zeuxis
4) Sagrado vs Virus [lightning]
5) La Sombra, Super Porky, Valiente vs Felino, Olímpico, Ripper
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Averno, Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

CMLL on Terra mentioned the annual Arena Coliseo anniversary show would be on 04/06 (the same night as WWE’s WrestleMania, again.) They probably will run some match of significance. Shockercito and Pequeno Warrior are back facing each other, which should not count as a match of significance. Warrior’s apuesta matches, and there’s been quite a few, have not been good.

Virus singles match alert! Do that match instead. Fans of Sexy Team will be disappointed if the HD in Coliseo isn’t fixed next week. Tecnicos in match five should sweep the rudos, won’t.

Blue Demon & Juice off Rey de Reyes, Mistico explains his abscene, Flamita wins in Japan

Blue Demon will be off tonight’s Rey de Reyes show, with the same unspecified family personal issues which kept him off the WWL shows last week. Demon revealed this in Saturday’s Metro newspaper. AAA hasn’t acknowledged this or explained what they’ll do with the Chessman versus Demon match for the Latin American Championship tonight.

(I guess this means Octagon is not a reliable source of scoops?)

Juventud Guerrera is also off the show; he says the doctors will not permit him to wrestle. AAA hasn’t mentioned this situation either. That makes the cage match 4 on 3, unless they just pull Fenix out of it to do a singles match with Chessman instead.

In other absence news, Mistico la Nueva Era shot down Sin Cara’s (deleted) Twitter message. Sin Cara had briefly alleged Mistico was pulled from the show for being drunk. Mistico responded on Facebook that he was never programmed for the show, the poster on the internet was an error, he doesn’t like the taste of alcohol and he was actually on the beach until 9:15. That’s a pretty good Friday night. and something I translated wrong.

I didn’t believe Sin Cara’s story, but I don’t actually believe this one either. “Typo on the internet” for a full week seems highly unlikely in general. Mistico wasn’t just on the poster, he was also on the preview of the card CMLL press department sent out and they always quietly sneak in any changes to card on that. (I’d guess the posters around the arena had Mistico listed, but I don’t know that for sure.) Mistico was scheduled for this card, he was pulled at some point, we may never know when/why.

Flamita won Dragon Gate’s Open The Brave Gate championship earlier today in Wakayama.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of last night’s AULL show, where it appears Octagon won the main event.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL promo for Dos Leyendas.

Eric @ Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Azteca 03/08/14.

Hijo de Rey Misterio is coming to Chicago next weekend, and it appears to be the new one.

Cronicas & Leyendas looks back at the recently deceased el Yuma and a preview of Homenaje a Dos Leyendas.

DJ Spectro writes about Espectro.

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