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CMLL/NJPW FantasticaMania 2014 Day 5 live coverage & chat

Show starts at 9, with a pre-game show at 8:3o (or not). It’s a $15 PPV on uStream.

I’ll be attempting to update live results on this page and Twitter, but the chat below is the place you ought to be.

1) Mascara Don & Máximo b Taichi & Taka Michinoku
~10 minutes. Mascara Don is Manabu Nakanishi. Don submitted TAKA in a long comedy match.
2) Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. b Shigeo Okumura & YOSHI-HASHI
Stuka splash on both Okumura and Mima in a short match
3) Bushiroad, El Desperado, Fuego, Tiger Mask, Titán b Gedo, Jado, Niebla Roja, Vangellys, Yano
Good match with a lot of action. Desperado beat Vangellys with a Gori Bomb variation.
4) Naito & Rush b Ishii & Rey Escorpión
~12:40. Rush Driver on Escorpion. Match was a lot of build up to Naito/Ishii.
5) La Sombra b Último Guerrero
~12:00. First few minutes of the match were spent on the match. Sombra nearly crashed and burned on Asai imploding 450 splash, but UG got in the way. Sombra won with the Brillante Driver. UG needed help to the back.
6) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Mistico b Mephisto, Shinsuke Nakamura, Yujiro
Mistico’s shoulder popped out on a plancha right before the finish. He still got La Mistica on Mephisto for the win.
7) Volador Jr. b Máscara Dorada [NWA WELTER]
made a title defense after Volador kept the title in Puebla on 01/06. Maximo (Volador) and Desperado (Dorada) were seconds. Volador kept the match with a new variation on the Volador Spiral in a total spectacle of a match. Second defense.

 

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01/18 CMLL/NJPW FantasticaMania live results

Show is underway and is said to be a sell out.

CMLL NJPW (SAT) 01/18/2014 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [NJPW]
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania 2014***
1) Máximo b TaichiJado
Comedy triangle match. Milano took the kiss from Maximo and had to be helped to the back again – then returned during the match. Taichi had Maximo in the testicular claw, but Maximo powered out (?!?), kissed Taichi and wrapped him up in a casita for the win.
2) Shigeo Okumura & Yujiro b Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr.
6:36. Marcela helped give flowers to the tecnicos before the match. Mima was the rudos. Cometa survived nearly getting broken by Yujiro on the outside to hit the Brillo Cometa. (Yujiro generally had problems with working with Cometa & Stuka.) Mima took a superkick from Rey Cometa. Cameras had trouble keeping up with the action. Stuka had Yujiro set up for the bomb splash, but Okumura hit him with a chair and Yujiro eventually beat Stuka with Tokyo Pimpis. Stuka challenged Okumura to a mask vs hair match, but that went nowhere.
3) Niebla Roja, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys, YOSHI-HASHI b Fuego, Kushida, Tiger Mask, Titán
~7:00. Black Cat (Kuroneko)’s wife gave a speech before the match. Fuego danced even more than usual coming to the ring. Comandante accompanied Vangellys. Niebla Roja has a shoulder taped up. Comandante turned the match for the rudos, and swatted Titan with a belt a few times. Good if chaotic match. Vangellys beat Fuego with a huge german suplex.
4) El Desperado & Máscara Dorada b Bushiroad & Volador Jr.
Volador continues to wrestle in his mask. Volador & Bushiroad did the stereo dives off high places. Desperado beat Bushiroad with his El Guitarra del Angel finisher. Volador unmasked while Dorada was hyping up their match for tomorrow.
5) Shinsuke Nakamura b Rush
10:26. Expected hard hitting good match. Nakamura blocked the Rush Driver three times before hitting the Boma Ye for the win.
6) Hiroshi Tanahashi, La Sombra, Naito b Ishii, Okada, Último Guerrero
19:47. Good match. Great sequence with Okada & Sombra near the start. Guerrero Special on Sombra for the win.
7) Mephisto b Mistico [MEX LH]
14:26. Mephisto is champion. Fourth defense. Sombra was Mistico’s second, Okumura was Mephisto’s second. Mistico landed the SSP to the outside, but Mephisto escaped the flying short armscissors and beat Mistico completely clean with a super Devil’s Wings.

Full news update to come later today!

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01/14 CMLL/NJPW FantasticaMania live notes

I can not imagine there’s someone who’s reading this website who’s not up watching this, but…

In non FantasticaMania news, Brazo de Plata suffered a neck injury in Puebla and is supposed to be out two weeks. Porky is booked on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and it’s not an easy week to come up with replacement luchadors.

Music muting is so annoying.

CMLL NJPW (TUE) 01/14/2014 Body Maker Coloseum, Osaka, Japan
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania 2014***
1) Taichi & Taka Michinoku b Bushiroad & Titán
~9:14. Titan looked good doing his signature spots. Taichi pulled Bushiroad’s mask for the win (though he struggled with a cradle.) Rudos took Titan’s mask as well.
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Niebla Roja, Shigeo Okumura, Vangellys
Mima Shimoda was back with Okumura. Rey Cometa wrestled the match in his mask, but it didn’t help him – Okumura reversed his huracanrana in ~6:30 for the win. The other four were taken out by dives right before the end. Cometa took off his mask post match.
3) Jushin Liger & Máximo b Gedo & Jado
Maximo kiss of death on Jado.

Interview

4) Naito & Volador Jr. b Kushida & Máscara Dorada
Volador beat Mascara Dorada with the Canadian Destroyer in 8:36. Like Rey Cometa, Volador wrestled the match in his mask and unmasked after his win.
5) Shinsuke Nakamura & Último Guerrero b La Sombra & Rush
Ultimo Guerrero beat Sombra with the Guerrero Special in 12:30. Best match on the show so far.
6) El Desperado, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Mistico b Mephisto, Okada, Rey Escorpión
Tanahashi had the CMLL Universal championship. Desperado slipped out from the Rainmaker and landed a big tope con giro, taking Okada and half the announce desk. La Mistica on Mistico in 10:18.

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Heroes Inmortales/Super Libre Plus – Porky shaved, Fantasma jumps to AAA, CMLL tag titles mess

LIVE COVERAGE HAS CONCLUDED. Thanks for visiting. More detail on both shows later today.

CMLL’s show starts promptly at 8:30 pm. The first four matches will be shown on Terra.mx: http://deportes.terra.com.mx/en-vivo/18025

CMLL (FRI) 10/18/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Fuego, Titán, Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sangre Azteca
Titan replaced Diamante. Tecnicos took 2/3 in a disappointing match.
2) Ephesto, Tiger, Vangellys b Ángel de Oro, Máximo, Stuka Jr.
Ephesto replaced Terrible. Rudos took 2/3 in an OK match.
3) Marcela b Dallys la Caribeña [CMLL WOMEN]
Marcela is champion. Ninth defense. First fall ended poorly, with Dallys pinning Marcela for three, then ignoring to put on a scorpion for the submission. Marcela took the second and the third with the top rope stomp and Michinoku Driver to keep the title.
4) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Niebla Roja wrestled the first fall in a shirt honoring his late uncle. Rudos took the first with a triple submission. Guerreros take 1/3, UG beating Mistico clean with the Guerrero Special.
5) Rey Escorpión DQ Super Porky [hair, super libre plus]
Escorpion took falls 1/3 (there were falls!), the last when Maximo could no longer stand the beating his father was taking and attacked Escorpion.

CMLL honored El Brazo after the match.
6) Tama Tonga & Terrible b La Máscara & Rush
Tama Tonga & Rey Bucanero were champions making their first defense, but Bucanero is hurt. La Mascara & Rush won the tag team titles by forfeit, and Terrible replaced Bucanero for a non-title match. Terrible and Tonga won, setting up the tag team title match again.

AAA’s Heroes Inmortales is listed as an 8:45 start time. There is no live video or audio, only updates via AAA’s social media account.

AAA TV (FRI) 10/18/2013 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla
***Heroes Inmortales VII***
1) Cuervo, Mamba, Mary Apache, Mini Abismo Negro b El Elegido, Faby Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata
Cuervo distracted Faby and Mary beat her. Cuervo has a bounty on Faby’s hair.
2) Octagón vs Blue Demon Jr., Daga, Axel [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Block originally listed a mystery luchador, which was announced to be Blue Demon Jr.
Cuervo distracted Faby and Mary beat her. Cuervo has a bounty on Faby’s hair.
2) Fénix b El Mesías and Monsther Clown and Silver King [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Changed to first block. La Secta caused Mesias to get beat. Fenix beat Silver King for the win.
3) Hijo del Fantasma b OctagónDagaAxelPentagón Jr. [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Block originally listed a mystery luchador, which was quietly listed to be Blue Demon Jr. Prior to the match, Consejo introduced their newest member – Hijo del Fantasma! He and Pentagon were added to this match, and Demon did not appear and was not mentioned. Silver King helped Fantasma the match. Fantasma beat Daga to win.
4) La Parka b Parka Negra IIElectroshockMáscara Año 2000 Jr. [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Zorro ‘returned’ to distract Parka Negra into being beat by La Parka. It’s unclear why Zorro would care about Parka Negra.
6) Angélico & Jack Evans b Crazy Boy & Joe Lider and Espíritu & Scoria and Aerostar & Drago [AAA TAG]
Joe Lider & Crazy Boy are champions. Pentagon Jr. & Ultimo Gladiador were listed on the original poster, but Espiritu & Scoria are apparently in instead after winning a three way in SLP. Juvi accompanied the Mexican Powers to the ring. Mexican Powers beat Drago & Aerostar, Secta lost after Perro & Cibernetico attacked, and Angelico & Jack won when Juvi turned on Crazy & Joe Lider.
7) Texano Jr. b Psycho Clown [AAA HEAVY]
Murder and Hijo del Fantasma worked as seconds. Referee issues and near falls. Texano beat Psycho with a powerbomb to keep his title. Texano’s ninth defense.
8) La Parka b FénixHijo del FantasmaChessman [Copa Antonio Pena]
Eliminations went Chessman, Fenix and Fantasma, leaving Parka as the winner. Final seemed absurdly quick on Twitter (though the show finished past 12:30am local)

The chat, which will have the most frequent updates, is below.

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Infierno en el Ring/AAA in Xalapa coverage – Shocker takes Mr. Aguila’s hair, new AAA mixed tag champs

Live coverage is over for the night. Thanks for visiting.

CMLL will cover their show on RadioCMLL.com. CMLL will also have results on their Twitter account.

AAA will cover their show on their Facebook page and Twitter account.

Lineup/Results (updated infrequently, check Twitter for more.)

CMLL (FRI) 07/19/2013 Arena Mexico
***Infierno en el Ring, 2013***
1) Diamante, Sagrado, Tritón b Arkángel de la Muerte, Puma, Skándalo
Tecnicos took 2/3, Diamante pinning Puma.
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela b Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
Tecnicas took 2/3, the last with a Goya splash.
3) Ephesto, Mephisto, Niebla Roja b La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Titán
Rudos took fall 1/3
4) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Pierroth b Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Thunder
Rudos took it in straight falls, Niebla stealing Atlantis’ mask in the second.
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Euforia, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
Rudos took the first, tecnicos took the second in quick falls. Mistico dived off the stage onto Euforia in between falls and got the win for this time in the third.
6) Mr. Águila L ShockerMáximoRushBrazo de PlataBlue PantherNegro CasasRey BucaneroAvernoRey Escorpión [cage, hair, mask]
Luchadors were required to stay in 3 minutes. Order of escape went Rush, Rey Bucanero, Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Averno, Super Porky, Maximo, and Rey Escorpion. Shocker defeated Mr. Aguila in under a minute to win.

AAA TV (FRI) 07/19/2013 Arena Xalapa
1) Alebrije, Atomic Boy, Niño Hamburguesa b Argos, Dizzy, Último Gladiador
Dizzy replaced Apache. Nino frog splashed an unmasked Gladiador for the win.
2) Drago & Faby Apache vs Halloween & Mary Apache [AAA MIXED TAG]
Halloween & Mary Apache came in as champions. Tirantes helped them, but took Drago’s green mist in his face and was kicked out of the ring by Faby Apache. Drago pinned Halloween and Piero ran in to count. Mary & Halloween fall on their first defense. Drago & Faby Apache are 12th champions.
3) Cuervo, Espíritu, Ozz b Daga, Eita, Psicosis
Eita showed. Ozz Driver on Daga again. Ozz again asked for a title shot, and Daga again said no.
4) Angélico, Fénix, Jack Evans b Chessman, Pentagón Jr., Steve Pain
Chessman replaced Parka Negra. Fenix beat Steve Pain. Money thrown in the ring.
5) Cibernético, El Mesías, La Parka b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Parka Negra, Texano
Parka Negra replaced Chessman. Cibernetico chokeslammed Perro for the win.

The chat is below.

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TripleMania XXI (and CMLL Dia del Padre) coverage – Estetas del Aire champions

IMPORTANT: TripleMania’s iPPV has not worked at all. There is no word when (or if) it will be up.

Welcome to live coverage of AAA and CMLL’s major shows on today.

TripleMania XXI (El Hijo del Perro Aguayo vs Cibernetico) kicks off at 6:30 pm Central Time and should last about 4 hours.

CMLL’s weekly Sunday show, held this week in Arena Mexico, starts at 5:00 pm Central Time and will last about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Live coverage will begin with that show.

The most detailed discussion of the show will be in the chat, posted below. Results will also be posted on this page and sporadically on Twitter.

AAA’s TripleMania can be purchased on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aaaluchalibre for $15, as well as thru Sky PPV in Mexico. Please note: anyone asking for or sharing feeds of the event may be banned from the chat.

AAA TV (SUN) 06/g16/2013 Arena Ciudad de Mexico
***TripleMania XXI***
1) Dinastía, El Elegido, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata b Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Silver King, Taya Valkyrie
2) Heavy Metal b Chessman [#1 Contenders, AAA HEAVY]
Metal pinned Chessman with a casita.
3) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider b Angélico & Jack Evans and Drago & Fénix and Daga & Psicosis and Mr. E & Sexy B [AAA TAG]
championships are vacant. Winners will . Mr. E & Sexy B are from WWL, and beat Angelico & Jack. Drago & Fenix beat them. Lider & Crazy beat Perros del Mal. Crazy Boy gave Drago a piledriver for the win. Mexican Powers became 11th champions. Vampiro presented them with the belts, which brought out Konnan for an argument and a teased match between them.
4) Jeff Jarrett, Matt Morgan, Monster Pain b Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Jarrett won and Marisela and Karen feuded.
5) Texano Jr. b Heavy Metal [AAA HEAVY]
Texano Jr. beat Metal, making his sixth defense.
6) Blue Demon Jr. b El Mesías [AAA LA]
Hugo Savinovich seconded Mesias. Axel seconded Demon. Clean match which the crowd didn’t like. Blue Demon Jr. won the title. LA Park made a surprise appearance, announcing he was leaving AAA (he’d already left), handing Blue Demon the title and talking up both men. They all hugged.
7) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, La Parka, Octagón b Canek, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000, Villano IV
Goyito Perez was with Octagon but never a factor. Goyito Perez did not appear on the show. Dorian Roldan was with the legends and interfering often, though it wasn’t clear they wanted his help at the end. Wagner beat Universo.
8) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo b Cibernético [hair]
tons of interference and blood. Cibernetico had Perro pinned, but the ref was down and the back up didn’t arrive in time. Perro came back to win with the double stomp. He dedicated the win to Hector Garza and his family (Garza was also honored before the match.) Cibernetico was shaved clean.

CMLL’s show can be seen for free on terra.mx. You’ll want to switch to the Bajo feed – the other feeds are lagging many minutes behind (and probably buffering for even longer.)

CMLL (SUN) 06/16/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Metatrón & Sensei b Akuma & Zayco
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Molotov, Soberano Jr., Stigma b Apocalipsis, Espanto Jr., Inquisidor
Tecnicos took 2/3, Molotov pinning Inquisidor (though it sure looked like a double pin to me.)
3) Dalis la Caribeña b Dark AngelLluviaEstrellitaGoya KongTiffanyPrincesa SugheitLa ComandanteZeuxisLa Seductora [cibernetico]
Dark Angel replaces Silueta. Eliminations went Zeuxis (Dalis), Lluvia (Seductora), Comandante (Goya), Estrellita (Tiffany), Seductora (Dark Angel), Goya Kong (Tiffany & Princesa Sugheit), Tiffany (Dark Angel), Dark Angel (Sugheit), Sugheit (Dallys casita.)
4) La Máscara, Rush, Titán b Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis
Rush destroyed Mr. Aguila with dropkciks in this match, then dropped him on his head with a Rush Driver. Rush put his foot on Aguila’s face while yelling him at for an apuesta match.
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero [CMLL TRIOS, final]
Tecnicos took 1/3 in a good match, with a La Mistica on Ultimo Guerrero to win it. Estetas become 25th champion.

Chat is below

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04/20 Chilangamask/Tercera Caida results

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show was actually the other way

CHILANGAMASK (SAT) 04/20/2013 Arena GALLI, Villa Park, Illinois
1) Pentagono Del Infierno b Chris Castro
Chris Castro replaced Ripper. He came in with a thumb injury, which was the focus of the match. First attempt at the finish was screwed up, so Pentagon submitted Castro instead. Short match.
2) Mason Conrad b Matt KnicksGPAMojo McQueenAcid JazzOvirloadJason Gory [Tercera Caida International Cup]
Mojo replaced Emperador Azteca, while Knicks replaced Negrotistico (moved to a different match.) Elimination match, with eliminations going Ovirload, GPA, Acid Jazz, Matt Knicks (by Mason Conrad, betraying his usual ally), Jason Gory, leaving Mason Conrad as the winner of the big trophy.
3) Latin Dragon & Noriega b Facade & Negrotistico
Negrotistico replaced Jake Shining. Good match. Noriega caught a Negrotistico plancha, gave him a side slam, and Latin Dragon added a 450 splash for the iwn.
4) Kaientai b Zema IonExtreme TigerSamuray del Sol
One fall match, in the dark. Very good match, either too short or flew bye. Zema Ion demanded no one touch his hair during the match; Samuray both touched his hair, but used his hair spray (to keep his spikes up!) Extreme Tiger did his 450 splash to the floor on Ion, and Kaientai upset Samuray to get the win. Kaientai declared himself the greatest independent wrestler in the world. Others disagreed. Everyone came back out to sign autographs after the match

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non-professional taking camera phone pictures

Arena GALLI is in an old shopping mall, as mentioned before. The shows I’ve gone to before have been in an unused store front. It makes for a cozy fit, but it has low ceilings and not much room at ringside, which limits guys from flying. They moved it for this show, putting the ring out into the atrium in between stores, giving them plenty of head room and space at ringside. There are no active stores in that wing of the mall and the bigger space worked out well. You had to use the back entrance of the mall to get in, but it was no problem from there. Show started about 40 minutes late because indy wrestling.

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Pentagono on the left, Castro on the right. La Vaca was referee for whole card.

Only a four match show, and really almost a three match show because there was nothing much to the opener. Chris Castro worked hard at showing some personality, which is appreciated in a world with so many CMLL fighting robots, but he didn’t have a good night and this was not on the level of the other matches. Kind of surprising for lucha guys to be coming in from Mexico but the usual lucha libre crew almost not at all on the show besides Pentagono; a decent amount of that is no-shows. I would try not to miss a show to be aired on national TV, but things happen.

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everyone advancing on Mojo

Seven man elimination match was about what you expect – a lot of moves, some good and some bad (you are close to the screen than Matt Knicks’ finish was to whoever he beat), people turning on each other, more dives because they had the room this show, and rapid fire eliminations at points. (I missed whatever it was that led to Conrad beating Knicks.) There were good ideas which didn’t go anywhere: everyone turned on Mojo at the beginning of the match, and kept throwing him back out of the ring every time he tried to get involved, until…he was just in the match and things moved on. I don’t think I’ve seen Jason Gory before. He’s a goth vampire (as opposed to some other kind of vampire – steampunk vampire?) who put a lot of time into his look, but looked good in the wrestling portion of the match. There were good parts, I wish Acid Jazz stuck around longer, but Mason Conrad came of as the best guy in the match and deserved winner.

Trofeo de Tercera Caida

Trofeo de Tercera Caida; Carlos the promoter is the guy on the left, winner Mason is on the right

There was an intermission between matches two and three. I picked up a couple old magazines from the merchandise. One had a story about a young man who had left AAA and was hoping to get into CMLL – some kid from Queretaro by the name of Cometa. Hope it turned out okay for him.

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Bryce dancing, Noriega fighting the urge to dance

I don’t remember a lot about tag team match. My recollection is Latin was trapped in the ring for an extended portion of time, there were dives (including goods one from Latin Dragon & Facade) and then the Puerto Rician team finished the opposition off for the win, but I may even have it backwards. It felt professionally done. I write every time about how good Noriega is about doing the little things and he’s still good about that. I know this was the second best match on the show, and I know I can’t think of much to say about it.

Samuray, Kaientai, Tiger, Ion

Samuray, Kaientai, Tiger, Ion, bright light

The lights were turned out before the main event. I dunno why. I’m not sure anyone knows why. It may just be the mall’s lights automatically turn off at 9 for all I know. They stalled for time for a bit, and then we all just rolled with it. The entrance light and the one fluorescent lamp left on was enough to see, though it was weird. Everyone was working very hard in the main event, and the match was just on a different level than the rest of the card. I was the most struck by Extreme Tiger; I know TerceraCaida was recording the match, but this still was a show far away from home in front of a small crowd, and Tiger was working as hard as if this was TripleMania. I’ve poked fun at Extreme Tiger before and surely will again, but he impressed me with his effort here – and that was before he did a top rope 450 splash to the floor on Ion. Ion and Samuray were very sharp. I was least familiar with Kaientai – actually, to be more honest, Kaientai was a guy who I knew participated in extreme matches in Monterrey, but did not seem like a sure bet to work the style of match the other three guys were going to want to work here. And I was wrong about that; the other guys seemed slightly more athletic (and Ion and Samuray have faced each other many times of late, so they’re even quicker with each other), but Kaientai kept up with them and looked like he belonged – there were a couple well timed Shining Wizard kicks I can recall.

Match just had the metric ton of spots you’d expect. The only flaw was the finish feeling like it came out of nowhere. It wasn’t clear it was a single fall match until the finish, so I first thought it was just a surprising elimination and then thought maybe the referee had counted three when it wasn’t meant to be. The match wasn’t short – somewhere in the 12 to 15 minute range – but I could’ve gone for about five more minutes of near falls easy.

or, if they both had to be on camera, they grabbed a masked guy from the merchandise stand

or, if they both had to be on camera, they grabbed a masked guy from the merchandise stand

As mentioned, the Tercera Cadia crew was at the show. On some TV shows, the host just kind of shows up, reads his script, and a bunch of people behind the scenes running around to prop the host up. That’s not at all the case here – Bernardo and Jose were the entire show here, working hard the entire time. When you see this footage on TVC Deportes and see one of them doing an interview with someone, that means the other guy was the camera guy. They both filmed the entire show, did a bunch of interviews with the wrestlers, and were greeted by a fans of Tercera Caida. I got to talk to Jose a little bit and Bernardo briefly, and they were both nice guys, exactly how they seem on TV. It was good to meet them.

I didn’t stick around long after the show – I’d spent the day outside watching a minor league baseball double header and was pretty tired by this show was done. But it was a good time and I’m glad I got to see it.

Upcoming shows for me
05/03: Lucha Libre USA @ the Odeum – assuming tickets go on sale!
05/18: CHIKARA Pro @ Logan Square Auditorium
whatever else

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2013 Rey de Reyes live coverage

Tonight’s show starts at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time local (7:00 pm Central Daylight Time elsewhere.) I’ll have results here and on Twitter, and we’ll be talking about it in the chat below.

Other places for live info

  • There is no live video or audio broadcast
  • AAA will post live results on it’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • Hopefully elsewhere?

AAA TV (SUN) 03/17/2013 Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey
***Rey de Reyes, 2013***

1) Daga b Juventud GuerreraFénixCrazy Boy [AAA FUSION, final]
Moved to the opener. New. title. Daga beat Crazy, Daga beat Juvi, Fenix beat Daga to win the title.
2) Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker b Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Rockers powerbombed Monster thru a table for the win.

3) El Mesías b Heavy MetalLa ParkaParka NegraOctagónPentagón Jr. [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Group 2 was the first group to have a match. No reason. Pentagon Jr. pinned Octagon, Metal pinned Pentagon Jr., Mesias pinned Heavy Metal, Mesias & Parka Negra beat Parka, and Mesias beat Parka Negra for the win.

4) LA Park b Jack EvansVillano IVPsicosisDragoChessman [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Second group to happen, though referred to as group 3. Chessman pinned Drago, Jack & Psicosis were next out (double pin?), V4 pinned Chessman after a LA Park chair shot, and LA Park beat V4 to advance.

Marisela Pena announced her decision: AAA will split into two groups:

  • “AAA Fusion”, lead by Joaquin (Mexico group)
  • “AAA Evolution”, lead by Dorian (eventual US group)

Rosters will be split.

5) Canek b el Hijo del Perro AguayoCibernéticoElectroshockSilver KingToscano [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Canek was announced as the mystery person for this match. Toscano’s elimination was not mentioned but is believed to be first. Electroshock pinned Silver King. Perro and Cibernetico were both eliminated. Canek beat Electroshock to win.

6) Fabi Apache b Mari ApacheTaya ValkyrieLuFisto [Reina De Reinas, final]
Vacant title. LuFisto beat Mary, Faby pinned Taya (after a missed moonsault), and Faby beat LuFisto to win the title. It’s her second reign.

Perro demanded Joaquin Roldan give him a hair match with Cibernetico, or he’ll leave AAA. Cibernetico accepted, and the match is set for TripleMania. Tickets go on sale MONDAY. The two fought more backstage – Ozz & Cuervo were visible with Cibernetico.
7) Texano Jr. b Blue Demon Jr. [AAA HEAVY]
Texano Jr. is champion and beat Demon to keep the title. Third defense (first announced prior to the show). Demon gave him credit for the win, but suggested a mask vs hair match for TripleMania. (Unlikely.)
8) El Mesías b CanekLA Park [Rey de Reyes, final]
Canek was eliminated first (and seemingly quickly), and Mesias beat LA Park for the win and the sword.

We’ll also be watching the CMLL Sunday show on Terra.com.mx. (This’ll be linked as soon as they post it.)

CMLL (SUN) 03/17/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Camaleón & Leono b Espanto Jr. & Herodes Jr.
Not shown on Terra.
2) Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Hooligan b Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Super Halcón Jr.
tecnicos take fall 1, rudos dropkicked Hombre in the backside so hard that his head banged into ring post in the second, and he was quite hurting the rest of the way. Hooligan beat him with the Hooligan Crash in the third.
3) Hijo del Signo, Nitro, Skándalo b Diamante, Metálico, Tritón
Tecnicos took the first, including Metalico submitting Signo with nudo. Tuareg did Tuareg things to win the second fall, including a Skandalo Driver. Signo attacked Metailco between falls. Diamante beat Metailco with the low blow corner doprkick and Nitro powerbombed Diamante, Triton took Nitro out with an Asai moonsault, and Metalico submitted Signo for the win.
4) Fuego b Sangre Azteca [lightning]
Fuego won with the Flashina cradle in 7:13
5) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, La Máscara b Averno, Kráneo, Misterioso Jr.
Rudos took fall 1, tecnicos took fall 2 – Averno ripped up a girl’s sign, and Mascara avenged her with a campana. Averno took the card and tries to use it, but Edgar was able to pull it away. Tecnicos – Mascara with a ranita on Misterioso & Azul with a ‘rana on Kraneo – won fall 3 clean.
6) Euforia, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. DQ La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Mistico
Sombra tried to attack Volador before the mach but ended up taking the worst of it. Rudos beat Mistico with what was supposed to be a press slam to a double gutbuster, but took a knee to the face. Tecnicos came back in a short second fall for the win. Final came down to Volador and Sombra, with Volador snapping, attacking referee Maya, and fouling Sombra for the DQ. Volador stormed off without saying anything post match, while Sombra challenged for a mask match. Crowd was much more reception to Mistico, cheering him over Volador, than they had been previously.

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2013 Homenaje a Dos Leyendas live coverage

Tonight’s show starts at 8:30 pm Central Standard Time local (9:30 pm Central Daylight Time elsewhere.) I’ll have results here and on Twitter, and we’ll be talking about it in the chat below.

Other places for live info

  • There is no live video broadcast
  • RadioCMLL has audio commentary live from Arena Mexico. Their stream frequently breaks down during the show, wait and reload the page if it’s no longer  working. 
  • CMLL’s Twitter account will have updates on the show.
  • Yahoo! Deportes’ usual photos are going up here.

CMLL has changed their entrance set, looking a bit like the new Puebla entrance.

http://twitter.com/ENRIQUEYNIESTA/status/312750785081528320/

Best crowd estimate we have right now is 10-11,000. That seems like a success given the lineup.

The women’s apuesta match and the tournament final will air on Televisa/Galavision.

The Rayo/Universo trios and the Stuka/Cometa vs Namajague/Okumura match will air on Fox Sports.

CMLL (FRI) 03/15/2013 Arena Mexico
***Dos Leyendas 2013: Salvador Lutteroth & Rayo de Jalisco***
1) Felino, Puma, Tiger b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tritón
Rudos took falls 2/3, via Tiger backracer and Puma powerbomb
2) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Valiente
Rudos take falls 1/3, Averno getting the pin for his win. Mascara Dorada was using his old music.
3) Estrellita b Amapola [hair]
Seconds were La Mascara (for Estrellita – Puma storyline dropped or ignored since Puma’s a rudo) and Ephesto (for Amapola.) Estrellita took the first with a casita, Amapola won a quick second, and Estrllita took the long third fall with an arm submission. Crowd favored Amapola.

Rayo de Jalisco Senior was honored. Standing ovation.

4) Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Rush, Shocker DQ Mr. Niebla, Terrible, Universo 2000
Rayo and Universo returns as part of the celebration for Rayo Sr. Atlantis, Rayo Jr. and Mascara Dorada took part in that ceremony before the match. Rush was introduced separately (after Rayo Sr. had left), and the rudos ran in thru the crowd to attack. Rudos took the first, lost in the second when Universo screwed up and Rayo took advantage, and Universo fouled Rayo in the third for the DQ.
5) La Sombra & Volador Jr. b Atlantis & Último Guerrero [natl pi, final]Sombra & Volador took the first, Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero the second with a double Atlantida, and Ultimo & Atlantis had problems in the third leading to the young guys winning. Atlantis challenged UG to a no-ref singles match next week.

6) Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. b Namajague & Shigeo Okumura [mask, hair]
Stuka & Namajague put up their masks, Cometa & Okumura put up their hair. Namajague & Okumura won the first, Stuka & Cometa took the second. Stuka beat Okumura, Namajague beat Stuka and Cometa beat Namajague for the win. Namajague was unmasked as Kyōsuke Mikami, 29, 3 years a wrestler, from Japan.

http://twitter.com/jcardoson/status/312802154626834432

Thanks for stopping by. Regular post will be up later today, and live coverage will be back on Sunday for Rey de Reyes.

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Guerra de Titanes/Sombra vs Terrible live coverage

 

CMLL (SUN) 12/02/2012 Arena Coliseo
1) Camaleón & Soberano Jr. b Camorra & Guerrero Negro Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3 in a poor match.
2) Höruz, Pegasso, Starman b Artillero, Disturbio, Hooligan
Horuz replaced Angel Azteca Jr., while Artillero filled in for Bobby Zavala. Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Skándalo b Triton [lightning]
Triton missed his tornillo moonsault, but apparently was supposed to hit it because he ignored the miss and tried to cover Skandalo. Skandalo tripped Triton instead and covered him for the pin in 7:58
4) Ángel de Oro, Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr. DQ Bobby Zavala, Cancerbero, Raziel
Zavala replaced Misterioso. Tecnicos took 1/3, the last when Raziel knocked Stuka off the top rope and the rudos decided to stomp him for an excessive violence DQ. They took Stuka’s mask for good measure.
5) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis b Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Atlantis team are the national trios champs. Non-title. Tecnicos took the first, but Kraneo destroyed Maya on a sit down piledriver on the second causing Maya to be strechered out. Rudos won a 3 on 2 final fall and challenged for the trios titles again.
6) Terrible b La Sombra [CMLL HEAVY]
Terrible is champion. Falls of 5:02, 2:15 and 10:35. Sombra won the first fall with a springboard moonsault after the first try at a the double moonsault seemed to wrong. Terrible won the second with a cavernaria. In a long third fall which included Sombra moonsault stomping Terrible low, Terrible won with his usual slaps/Schwein finish to keep the title. Good match.

https://twitter.com/luchablog/status/275409539925417985

CMLL announced Sin Piedad would take place 12/14 – looks like the Copa Jr. finals and whatever else they throw together in the next week.

Underway…

AAA TV (SUN) 12/02/2012 Auditorio Benito Juarez, Zapopan, Jalisco
***Guerra de Titanes, 2012***
1) Cuervo, Fabi Apache, Mascarita Dorada, Pimpinela Escarlata b Halloween, Mari Apache, Mini Charly Manson, Yuriko
Tecnicos won despite Gran Apache interference.
2) Daga b Juventud GuerreraFénixJoe LiderPsicosisJack Evans [AAA CRUISER, Ladder]
Juventud Guerrera is the champ. No Teddy, no TNA wrestler, and Juvi left early after taking a blow from a Lider ladder. Daga beat Fenix for the title. Fenix appeared to be hurt after the match.

https://twitter.com/Lucha_Libre_AAA/status/275416344286085120

Silver King’s partners are the debuting Pentagon Jr. and Parka Negra, both evil versions of the originals.
3) La Parka, Octagón, Octagon Jr. b Parka Negra, Pentagon Jr., Silver King
Parka Negra and Pentagon Jr. were Silver King’s surprise partners, introduced by Dorian and Konnan. Parka Negra may be Mortiz, if you believe this Facebook post on a Bizarros fan group. (Mortiz also said on his own Facebook page that he’s coming back to Arena Mexico next year. Better off believing none of it.) Octagon pinned Silver King get the pinfall.
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
Rockers took their first loss. Uro attacked Murder again after the match.
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
Rockers took their first loss. Uro attacked Murder again after the match.
5) Texano Jr. b El Mesías [AAA HEAVY]
Mesias is champion. Fenix was scheduled to be his second, but Octagon Jr. replaced him. Silver King was Texano’s second. Both bled and there was at least one ref bump and one time Silver pulled the ref out to stop the count, but Texano Jr. won the match and the title with a sit down powerbomb cleanly.

https://twitter.com/terceracaida/status/275440903840210944

6) Vampiro L CibernéticoDr. Wagner Jr.LA Parkel Hijo del Perro AguayoChessman [cage, hair, mask]
Order of escape went LA Park (attacked by Jeff & Karen Jarrett), Dr. Wagner, Cibernetico (attacked by the Bizarros – Cuervo tried to save and failed, Fabi helped later), and Perro Aguayo Jr. Chessman and Vampiro went for a long while before Chessman escaped due to help from Konnan and Dorian

 

IWRG (SUN) 12/02/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Mini Ozz, Mini Psicosis, Piratita Morgan Jr. b Mini Batista, Mini Rey Cometa, Mini Super Astro
Mini Ozz replaced Mini Espiritu. Mini Super Astro is not confirmed.
2) Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Eita b Centvrión, Cerebro Negro, Dinamic Black
3) Rayan & Spartan b Oficial AK47 & Oficial Fierro
4) Bestia 666, Canis Lupus, Damián 666 b el Ángel, Trauma I, Trauma II
Traumas and Angel had problems.
5) Factor L Hijo de Pirata MorganHijo de Máscara Año 2000Oficial 911 [cage, mask, Prison Fatal]
Pirata and Mascara escaped, then all the other Oficials and Comando ran in. 911 escaped, leaving Factor for the loss. 

https://twitter.com/LUCHALIBREIWRG/status/275459840833368064 https://twitter.com/LUCHALIBREIWRG/status/275459946047500288

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