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10/18-19 lucha times


Daylight savings time (different in US than Mexico) and Lucha Underground are coming, but this week is still normal.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: the rest of the Zumpango taping, inculding Faby/Suicide vs Eterno/Sexy and Mesias/Myzteziz vs Perro/Texano.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: Copa VIP final and Ingobnerables vs Euforia/Thunder/UG

Azteca: a week behind, so Copa VIP Block B this week.

52MX: Volador vs Shocker.

Claro: The previews they taped prior to the taping did not seem to include one of the minis title match. The Cachorro/Pegasso/Triton vs Delta/Maya/Stuka match should be good anyway.

C3: Atlantis/Stuka/Valiente vs Peste Negra

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Gran/Niebla/UG vs Atlantis/Azul/Sombra

Terra Sunday: Diamante Azul vs Shocker

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: reruns

IWRG (LAS/AYM): Probably the Myzteziz show – except the Sunday airing has mysteriously disappered of the schedule. Someone wants to make sure I never get the Ninja Turtles match.


Rudos gifted win in Naucalpan, Ultimo Guerrero says no to Dr. Wagner, Gronda vs Demon Clown

Los Gringos & Hip Hop Man temporarily stop the karate turtles photo by Black Terry Jr.

AAA IWRG (WED) 10/15/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr),Estrellas del Ring, IWRG]
1) Emperador Azteca & Metaleon b Anubis Black & Atomic Star
straight falls.
2) Leo (IWRG), Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Apolo Estrada, Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Hip Hop Man
3) Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita, Súper Nova b Eterno, Sexy Lady, Taya Valkyrie
Jennifer beat Taya
4) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown DQ Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan
Hijo de Pirata tried sneaking in a foul on Monster but was caught.
5) Averno, Chessman, Texano Jr. DQ Hijo De Dos Caras, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown
Rudos took 1/3. Myzteziz got La Mistica on Averno, only for Chessman to hit both referees with a chair. Psycho got the chair and fought off the rudos, but the ref awoke to see Psycho with the chair and DQed him.

Fuego en el Ring has an interview with Ultimo Guerrero, who says an announced title match with him and Dr. Wagner in Merida is not happening – the card is false and he’s not going. UG says he no interest in Wagner coming back to CMLL, believing CMLL has their own stars and do not need Wagner. UG is asked about upcoming trios title defenses – he says he believes there’s one coming up soon in Puebla and maybe one more. There seems to be one set up for Friday night in Arena Mexico, but perhaps not. Puebla would mean Atlantis, Maximo and Valiente are probably getting a title match on 10/27.

This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter says AAA almost but didn’t sell out for San Luis Potosi, drawing 8,500 to Domo. (Capacity is listed as 11,000, though it’s always smaller when they start cutting off seats the set.) WON’s started reporting lucha attendance for regular shows the last few weeks – CMLL’s Friday crowd is listed at 4000.

The WON also mentions TNA’s Zema Ion is headed to Mexico while TNA is off the next few months. Ion helped Tigre Uno get into TNA, so I suspect this is Tiger repaying that favor. DTU’s anniversary shows are going to be announced next Friday, and Ion’s worked with them previously. Robbie E may also come to Mexico

Angelico, Aerostar and Argenis will debut on this weekend’s Lucha Underground tapings. Are they going alphabetical? Poor poor Soul Rocker. Aerostar and Angelico should be good.

Cassandro, Diva Salvaje, Puma and Niebla Roja are headed to Belgium for Halloween. Cassandro visited the Arena Mexico show on Tuesday and there’s a new video feature on him. Cassandro has been a world traveler for many years, but the New Yorker article has predictable opened up even more doors.

CMLL Informa had no real news and plenty of odd interviews. They interviewed the Japanese women (or mostly Okumura cutting promos for them), the Mexican women (and the Puerto Rican woman) and Diamante Azul. They’ve also put up the Stellar Moments for last week.

This week’s Tercera Caida was surely a better show even though I haven’t seen yet. The after the show video is up as well.

AAA’s posted this week’s TV show, with Fantasma vs Aerotar for the cruiserweight title.

Segunda Caida raves about the Negro Casas vs Rush hair match.

Kilvan and Yoruba are added to the CaraLucha tag tournament and a Super Nova promo for his match with Trauma II.

The outdoor lucha libre photo exhibit in Puebla has opened.


IWRG (SUN) 10/19/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Saruman & Sky Ángel vs Araña de Plata & Atomic Star
2) Metaleon & Septimo Dragon vs Anubis Black & Hip Hop Man
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Canis Lupus, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Spartan
4) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr.
5) Grond XXX, Pantera, Veneno vs Demon Clown, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Pirata Morgan

Original Gronda versus Demon Clown. This a real main event, with a team of Gronda, the guy who won’t give up wearing his mask and crazy man of god Veneno. I don’t even know. Just put the turtles in the main event already. If you’re going to make ludicrous main events, at least make them fun.

CMLL Tuesday results, El Rayo renewed, Fuego & Dorada in BOSJ Tag


photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 10/14/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Camorra & Espanto Jr. b Flyer & Sensei
2) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. b Canelo Casas, El Rebelde, Metálico
3) La Comandante, Makoto, Narumiya b Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit
Debut for Makoto & Narumiya. Rudas took 2/3.
4) Rey Cometa DQ Niebla Roja [lightning]  (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
6:27. Niebla Roja accidentally fouled Rey Cometa on a flapjack kick
5) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Boby Zavala, Hechicero, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 2/3
6) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas
Tecnicos took 1/3, Atlantis beating Negro Casas.

The foul in the lightning match was after a complicated set up to Niebla Roja’s flapjack toss and kick to chest, only the kick didn’t hit the chest. Rey Cometa sold it like a foul so there was no choice but to call the DQ, but it was fluke ending to a match.

Not much going on. I watched Valiente/Mephisto last night – it was good! – but that was from a few weeks ago and they’re no sign of the usual monthly big match here. maybe they’ll throw together something next week.

CMLL (TUE) 10/14/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Metatrón & Star Jr. b Akuma & Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Meteoro b Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
Tecnicos took 2/3, Astral beating Pierrothito.
3) Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado b Esfinge, Gallo, Omar Brunetti
Rudos took 1/3, Pierroth beat Gallo.
4) Máximo b Rey Bucanero
Maximo took 2/3, winning the last in a kiss filled finished.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Titán
Guerreros took 1/3.

Pierroth and Gallo is a frightening feud.

Today’s IWRG show has an infusion of AAA luchadors, with Myzteziz, Psycho Clown, Hijo de Dos Caras vs Averno, Chessman and Texano as the main event..

El Rayo, Vida de Lucha, the ‘reality’ show on Rayo de Plata promotions in San Luis Potosi is coming back for a second season. They list a premiere date of “first quarter 2015″, which probably means they’ve already started taping. Last season was 13 episodes, no mention of how many episodes this time. Apparently it did very well on video on demand.

Over on the UKFF forum, a thread about with one of the people who ran the Wrestling Channel mentions the process of getting CMLL onto the station: they started out talking to Paco Alonso, but were passed over to Sandra Granados (who remains the head of the press department) and was hard to reach. TWC offered $800 an episode, CMLL sent them a random bit of episodes, TWC attempted to pay CMLL via the bank details they sent, the bank said the details weren’t correct, TWC tried many times to get ahold of CMLL to get the correct info and CMLL never would respond. They say they tried their best to pay but never could, so they ended up with the CMLL episodes for free. (And then they canceled the show when no one was watching it.)

That is a perfect CMLL story. I wonder how many other times they’ve just failed to get money that was owed to them due to apathy. Also, why haven’t I tried to do for free lucha?

Silver King, who used to team with a Silver King Jr. and declared that he was his son, now says Silver King Jr. is a fraud. Someone didn’t get paid.

Speaking of relatives, the Pentagon Jr. bio on Lucha Underground acknowledged he’s Fenix’s brother and implies that’ll be brought up on TV, which would be the first time they’ve done that. Also, the Drago bio is years out of date unless the Bizarros are working some D-level AAA spots shows

Los Fulgors, Keira and the RCH promoter will appear on Tercara Caida today.

CMLL Informa will have Makota, Narumiya, Estrellita, Amapola and Diamante Azul as guests.

LuchaWorld has a review of the 10/11/14 CMLL Azteca and KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews Atlantis, Máximo, Rush vs Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión from 06/08/2014 CMLL.

Volador Jr. is a new father.


Texano says Alberto will be a disappointed loser, just like Blue Demon and Mesias.

AAA writes about Alberto’s upcoming schedule: to the UK this weekend and to Japan at the end of the month.

Cavernario promo for his match with Extreme Tiger.

Arena Coliseo Monterrey is teasing an all legends show for 11/30.

There will be a wrestling art show and panel discussions at a expo in Tijuana.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Fuego and Mascara Dorada are headed back to NJPW for their Best of Super Juniors tag team tournament. They’ve surprisingly been set on different teams. Mascara Dorada teams with BUSHI versus ROH’s ReDragon team (who seem like they have a good shot to win the entire tournament, so Dorada’s odds aren’t great.) Fuego teams with Ryusuke Taguchi – Taguchi’s old partner moved to Florida to learn how to drive or something, so they brought in someone who can dance with him. They face Taichi and Desperado in the first round, though Taguchi was hurt on the last NJPW show and seems to be a question mark here. The first round match ups are on 10/25, the semifinals are on 11/01 and 11/02, and the final is on 11/03. The entire tour goes to the 8th, so Fuego and Dorada are probably out of CMLL after next Tuesday’s show until the Puebla show on 11/10 or the Tuesday shows on the 11th.


CMLL (TUE) 10/21/2014 Arena México
1) Leono & Robin vs Akuma & Inquisidor
2) Aéreo, Angelito, Astral vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Black Panther, Pegasso, Star Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Skándalo
4) Cachorro vs Virus [lightning]
5) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
6) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Marco Corleone vs Rey Escorpión, Shocker, Thunder

Another really good looking Virus lightning match on Tuesday.  Some of the undercard looks promising.

CMLL (TUE) 10/21/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Metatrón vs Jocker & Thunder Boy
2) Magnus, Starman, Stigma vs Demonio Maya, Demonio Rojo, Satara
3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, La Vaquerita vs Amapola, Makoto, Narumiya
4) Dragon Lee, Máscara Dorada, Valiente vs Boby Zavala, Maléfico, Pólvora
5) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Rush vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Terrible, Vangellys

Semimain has a chance to be a fun match.

Guerra de Titanes on 12/07, Atlantis vs Guerrero in Puebla, CMLL Tuesday

CMLL (MON) 10/13/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (fotos)]
1) Centauro de Fuego & Rey Apocalipsis b Arkalis & Rey Samuray
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Fuerza Chicana, Nitro b Black Tiger, Milenium, Robin
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tigre Rojo Jr. DQ Olímpico, Puma, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3. Olimpico fouled Rey Cometa.
4) Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible b Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Super Porky
Shocker and Azul are feuding here too.
5) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente
UG pulled Atlanti’s mask and rolled him up for the win.

TV is more than month behind reality, but it was interesting to see a low turnout here on the TV taped right before the Anniversary show. There wasn’t much more interest in the general product before the mask match (maybe less) and it doesn’t seem that much different last night. The hard camera position doesn’t help – it seems like most people here are seated to the camera left and the camera right (and the Porras are in the balconies in that position – so it’s probably never quite as empty as it looks on the static shot. Still, all evidence points towards the stipulation itself being more over than the Ultimo Guerrero/Atlantis feud. We’ll probably get more evidence in a couple weeks.

CMLL hypes tonight’s Arena Mexico around Hechicero’s new mask. It’s a nice new mask. Probably need more than that. Main event is Peste Negra (Felino, Casas, Cavernario) vs Atlantis, Valiente, and Stuka. They might be setting up a Atlantis match here too, as much as they’re setting up anything. Hechicero teams with Rey Escorpion and Bobby Zavala versus Angel de Oro, Delta and Guerrero Maya in the best chance for a good trios match. Niebla Roja and Rey Cometa meet in the lightning match, and it’s worth checking out CMLL’s YouTube channel around 9pm CT tonight to see if they’ve posted that match. Japanese visitors Makoto & Narumiya debut in the tercera. They made it to Arena Mexico in time for a tiring training session yesterday. Guadalajara has Guerreros vs Titan, Marco, and Azul and a Bucanero/Maximo singles match. Will Maximo lose immediately after winning a tournament? (Possibly.)

Dorian Roldan announced Guerra de Titanes would take place on Sunday December 7th in Zapopan, Jalisco. AAA has run many big shows at the Auditorio Benito Juárez just outside of Guadalajara, most recently Guerra de Titanes 2012 (Chessman beating Vampiro in a six way cage match via fire extinguisher.) Texano Jr. won the Mega championship on that show, and his defense against Alberto el Patron is the first official match for this year’s show.

AAA TV this week announced a 11/17 taping for Leon (and got rid of the one I mentioned previously), which should take them thru the November 29th TV show if they continue taping two weeks of TV at every event. That means there’s probably one more taping in late November prior to Guerra de Titanes and about 4 weeks of TV to set up any other matches. Guerra de Titanes looks to air on TV 12/20 and 12/27, though AAA intends to air it live on iPPV as well.

AAA’s traditional year end taping is usually in Chilpancingo, Guerrero and AAA’s announced a show for Chilpancingo on 12/20, but it’s not listed as a TV taping. It looks like a TV taping level card but they wouldn’t announce a taping lineup this far out.

There’s a handheld video of Alberto & Mesias vs Texano & Perro up on YouTube.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania and KrisZ’s news update.

DoradaFan has highlgihts of 07/22/2014 CMLL

This week’s Lucha 2000 and Box Y Lucha both have Maximo, Cuchillo and Antonio Pena on the cover.

Segunda Caida has a review of 08/09/14 CMLL.

Maximo is #1 on the CMLL top 10. Kamataichi is 10, because the arrival of the Japanese luchadoras will give him encouragement to rise to the top.

DJ Spectro has a short bio of Gran Davis.

Fulgor I is interviewed about the upcoming ChilangaMask show in Coacalco. Uno says he’s more adventurous in thinking up moves; Dos is definitely the calmer one of the two.

Diagonal has an interview Okumura and Kamaitachi on a recent trip to Cancun. Okumura says he was good youth baseball pitcher before suffering an arm injury, planned to come to Mexico for only a year, and was going to return to Japan when he broke clavicle but Negro Casas took care of him and convinced him to stay. Kamaitachi claims the first time he ate tacos, he ate 30 of them.

Cavenario says he’s not an overnight success, is looking forward to going to FantasticMania. We’re probably about a month away from hearing more about that show.

Thunder says the real him is a rudo so he’s glad he’s on that side and he knows he needs to improve his Spanish if he’s going to stay in Mexico.

The next AAA show in San Luis Potosi has Sin Cara, Mesias and Elegido vs the Hell Brothers (and no Texano or Alberto.)

CMLL’s highlights of the week.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Alberto will face Masakatsu Funaki on the 11/01 Wrestle-1 card. For what it’s worth, they’re not bringing up AAA here – this is Alberto coming in as a freelancer. The match should air in Japan on 11/30.


CMLL (MON) 10/20/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis & Milenium vs Blue Center & Guerrero Espacial
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Akrón, King Jaguar, Siki Ozama Jr.
3) Blue Panther, Fuego, Tritón vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Olímpico
4) Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Hombre sin Nombre, Kráneo, Morphosis
5) Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

More Atlantis/Guerrero.

Like Olimpico, Morphisis hasn’t been to Arena Mexico since June. Unlike Olimpico, Morphosis isn’t booked in Guadalajara. He’s getting about a booking per night (and working a lot of indy shows.) I don’t think the Invasors are going to win their war.

Cara Lucha (SAT) 10/18/2014 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Magnifico I & Magnifico II vs Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. and Andy Boy & Danger and Oro Jr. & Star Jr. and Belial & Impulso and Kilvan & Yoruba and Fly Star & Toxin Boy andLátigo & Rayo Star [Copa Caralucha de Parejas]
8 team tournament
2) Súper Nova vs Trauma II
3) Aeroboy & Flamita vs Rey Cometa & Tritón
4) Extreme Tiger vs Cavernario

Full card for previously announced show. The main event was originally a trios but was split into a singles and a tag, both which could be found. The full list of participants in the tag team tournament are on the poster, though they’re still doing promos with each team: the modified Sky Stars (Latigo Stars?) are the seventh entrant, so we’re just short a promo from La Resistianca team of Yoruba & Kilvan. (Why do the indy teams have names but the CMLL teams do not? Get on it, Star & Oro.) There’s also a promo with Xtreme Tiger on his new singles match with Cavernario.

10/07-13 lucha videos

Issues: No new Monterrey still. Hopes crushed. We missed Aerostar/Fantasma, hopefully AAA will have it up in a day or two. LAS is now airing 1.5 IWRG shows a week, but the Ninja Turtles were in the 0.5 not aired. Terra is in Atla because the HD feed was buffering on me. Sound is messed up on the 52MX matches. They’re up on YouTube but not in the playlist. The show reruns on Wednesday and I’ll stick the good version in the playlist when I have them.

EDIT: New links added for 52MX, and WWC links are fixed as of 10/15


10/08 CMLL Informa:

10/11 WWC:
10/12 WWC:

10/12 Sobre el Ring:
10/12 La Lucha se Hace: – the MexiCanal version of this show remains months behind; in real time, they’ve changed pretty everything but the name to a highlight/interview show that’s being posted on YouTube. They had AAA guests on last week before Heroes Inmortales.

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-10-07
taped 2014-10-05 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Cien Caras Jr. & Demon Clown vs Hijo De Dos Caras & Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 in a relevos suicidas match

2) Hijo De Dos Caras © vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 © for the IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship and for the IWRG Rey del Ring

3) Black Terry, Máscara Sagrada, Pantera vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr.

AAA on Televisa: 2014-10-11
taped 2014-09-26 @ Domo Deportivo Noe Hernandez, Zumpango, Estado de México
1) Aerostar vs Hijo del Fantasma © for the AAA World Cruiserweight Championship
no link :(
2) Bengala, Blue Demon, Fénix vs Pentagón Jr., Steve Pain, Villano IV
3) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Averno & Chessman

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-10-11 
taped 2014-09-30 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Maléfico © vs Rey Cometa for the Occidente Light Heavyweight Championship
2) Black Panther, Cachorro, Máximo vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
3) Diamante Azul, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-10-11
taped 2014-10-07 @ Arena México
1) Fresbee & Leono vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Esfinge, Sensei, Starman vs Artillero, Canelo Casas, Súper Comando
Stellar Moments
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Metálico, Okumura
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, Super Porky vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Hombre sin Nombre, Pólvora
5) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Titán vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Rey Escorpión

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-10-11
taped 2014-10-03 @ Arena México
1) Stuka Jr. vs Delta [Copa Jr. VIP eightfinal]
2) Máximo vs Puma  [Copa Jr. VIP eightfinal]
3) La Sombra vs Ángel de Oro [Copa Jr. VIP eightfinal]
4) Rush vs Euforia [Copa Jr. VIP eightfinal]
5) Máximo vs Stuka Jr. [Copa Jr. VIP quarterfinal]
6) La Sombra vs Rush [Copa Jr. VIP quarterfinal]
7) La Sombra vs Máximo [Copa Jr. VIP semifinal]
8) Mephisto, Thunder, Último Guerrero vs Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Volador Jr.

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-10-11
taped 2014-09-26 @ Arena México
Copa Junior Block A
8) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

CMLL on Terra: 2014-10-12
taped 2014-10-12 @ Arena México
1) Bengala & Star Jr. vs Cholo & Inquisidor
2) Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi vs Amapola, La Seductora, Zeuxis
3) Cachorro, Pegasso, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger
4) Astral © vs Eléctrico for the CMLL World Pequeño Estrellas Championship
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-10-12
taped 2014-10-08 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxy & Sky Ángel vs Araña de Plata & Atomic Star
2) Dragón Celestial & Imposible vs Anubis Black & Hip Hop Man
3) Dr. Cerebro, Metaleon, Veneno vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
4) Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic, Kenshi Kabuki vs Danny Casas, Eterno, Oficial 911 in a super libre match

CMLL Puebla: 2014-10-13
taped 2014-09-16 @ Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis, Meyer, Paris vs Guerrero Espacial, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Dark Angel & Estrellita vs Amapola & Zeuxis
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Shocker, Vangellys
5) Marco Corleone & Rush vs Rey Escorpión & Terrible [Copa 81 Anniversario]


Piratas get one over on Hijo de Dos, CMLL English language announcer passes away

IWRG (SUN) 10/12/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Septimo Dragon & Sky Ángel b Cirujano Jr. & Hip Hop Man
Guanajuato’s Septimo Dragon and Estado de Mexico made their debut.
2) Diva Salvaje, Estrella Divina, Miss Gaviota b Rayan, Spartan, Violencia Jr.
Estrella’s debut and Violencia’s first match here since March 2013.
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo DQ Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
911 faked a foul to get the second, so Rafy did the same in the third.
4) Canis Lupus, Demon Clown, X-Fly b Dr. Cerebro, Pantera, Veneno
straight falls. Last fall saw Pantera & Cerbero have Lupus & X-Fly in submissions, but the referee rule that capitan Veneno gave up to Demon Clown first.
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Negro Navarro, Toscano b Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr.
Negro’s first match here this year. Piratas took 1/3, when Hijo threw a beer in Dos’s face to set up Pirata Sr.’s win.

With Pirata Morgan Jr. involved, IWRG continues to increase the number of (kind of pointless) masks which could fall at Castle of Terror. I could see them stretching out the Demon Clown match until December. Ninja Turtles are here a couple weeks and they’re already doing screwy wins. Just winning is not creative enough.

Stewart Allen, who did English language announcing for CMLL, has passed away. The story goes CMLL sold a run of tapes to a company in France and Stewart and another announcer was brought in to do a new commentary track so it could be sold again elsewhere. (Stewart’s started with as Dave Bradshaw as his partner, then it was changed to Matty Deller later on.) It being CMLL, these tapes were months old, without any context and sometimes vastly out of sequence, so we talked a couples times as Stewart tried to track down airing dates and understand what was happening. He enjoyed calling CMLL and would’ve loved the chance to do it at a bigger level if CMLL had the forethought to run their own current English language broadcast. (He would’ve been great for TripleMania too.) Instead, the tapes eventually changed to an all Minis show, then dried up entirely. The shows still air on the Fight Network in Canada under the Fighting Spirit name (including tonight), but they haven’t had new material in many years. I’d still hear from him when his women’s wrestling podcast had a lucha libre related guest was on, and he did plenty of other types of wrestling. Stewart always struck me as a guy who loved wrestling and was happy to be part of it. He’d be in my neck of the globe when Shimmer would run shows, and I always thought about how I should go over there just to say hi and thanks. I regret that I never did. Stewart will be missed.

Willie Mack was released from NXT. He had just started with NXT. I have no idea how that works that quick, but Mack was a guy AAA and Lucha Underground were clearly interested in prior to him signing with NXT. It seems like 50/50 odds he’ll be picked up by the next batch of Lucha Underground tapings in January, especially if he’s headed back to Los Angeles anyway.

The picture of Mr. Niebla and Rush here is pretty good.

Segunda Caida reviews the first Blue Panther vs El Hijo del Santo from the UK.

Lucha Libre in Japan

10/12 Stardom: Star Fire & Mystique b Miho Wakizawa & Koguma [Goddesses of Stardom] – this is a league tournament, with two blocks of four teams (so three matches each and a final.) Star Fire & Mystique start off 1-0.

10/12 AAA TV Results (San Luis Potosi) – Heroes Inmortales

AAA TV (SUN) 10/12/2014 Domo San Luis, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí
1) Dinastía, Faby Apache, Niño Hamburguesa, Pimpinela Escarlatab Eterno, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
Hamburger splash on Abismo.
2) Hijo del Fantasma © b Angélico, Jack Evans, Joe Lider,Bengala, Aerostar, Súper Fly, Steve Pain [AAA CRUISER]
Aerostar was hurt taking bad fall in the match. Hijo del Fantasma’s second defense
3) Averno, Chessman, Cibernético b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown [street fight]
4) Myzteziz b La Parka, Blue Demon Jr., Australian Suicide, Zorro,Pentagón Jr., Fénix, Villano IV [Copa Antonio Pena,lumberjack]
worked as a royal rumble match, with Pentagon and Suicide starting, followed by Fenix, Zorro, Villano IV (replacing Daga), Myzteziz, La Parka, and Demon last. No one went out until every went in. Suicide, Fenix, Parka, Zorro (Parka costing him the match), Villano & Demon draw, and Pentagon fell to a La Mistica.
5) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano Jr. b El Mesías & El Patrón Alberto
Mesias got Texano in an armbar, Tirantes broke it up, then Tirantes turned the other way as Texano fouled Alberto and beat him in his home town. Albert challenged for a title shot anyway and Texano accepted for Guerra de Titanes.

Air Date: 11/08 and 11/15 (probably a two weeks taping even though only five matches.)

Looked to be a sell out and loud. They gave out Thunderstix to the crowd, and it seems like the crowd might have actually used them. There’s a clip of the crowd chanting for Alberto from early in the main event.

Everything went to form until that main event, where it sure looks like Alberto lost just to surprise people. Even with tonight’s outcome, no one believes Texano is going to (or should) win when he faces Alberto for the title. The way Texano’s been booked for the last 12 months isn’t going to be fixed by one more screwy win. It’s way too late for him and a bucket full of El Hijo del Santo matches prove Mexican fans will pay for obvious outcomes if they care about the protagonist. You just got to keep the protagonist special. Giving Alberto a win in front of a full crowd there to see him in front of a crowd going nuts for him would sure make him look special and footage you could use for every Alberto video package from now until the end of time. Instead, a loss that’ll mean nothing in three months.

Alberto is getting the same shot he would’ve gotten if he had won, so why not just have him win? Or, if you had to have Texano get a win, Mesias is right there. There were alternate options which don’t take the shine off your new top star.

This isn’t going to kill Alberto by any means. It may hurt him only a tiny bit. But why hurt him at all?

The good thing is they did make the Guerra de Titanes main event because look at those airs dates, it’s going to be about Guerra de Titanes time by the time this show airs. They’ve got five weeks of TV in the can, which feels crazy.

Aerostar got back on Twitter after the match and said he was okay. It seemed like they were setting up a Super Fly/Aerostar challenge there, which may have not happened because of the fall (or maybe Super Fly caused the fall.)

Next taping is 11/07 in Tampico. They may just have one more taping after that before Guerra de Titanes.


Astral & Mephisto keep their titles in great matches

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 10/12/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Star Jr. b Cholo & Inquisidor
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Amapola, La Seductora, Zeuxis b Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi
Rudas took 2/3. Amapola submitted Estrellita for the win.
3) Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger b Cachorro, Pegasso, Tritón
Rudos took 1/3 in a good match.
4) Astral © b Eléctrico [CMLL MINI]
Electrico grabbed Triton to be his second. Astral had Star Jr. as his second (but he showed up late.) Astral took falls 2/3 to keep the title in a great match, probably the best possible match between the two. Astral’s first defense.
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada DQ Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker
Straight falls, Shocker fouling Azul in the second. Azul challenged Shocker to a (non-title) match next week.

Astral versus Electrico is worth going out of your way to see and the tercera was fun too. Women’s match wasn’t bad. Rest of the show was useless.

CMLL (SUN) 10/12/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Dr. Frezzer b Satara
2) Demonio Rojo & El Yaqui b El Brillante & Virgo
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Magnum b Sky Kid
4) Acertijo, Évola, Jocker b Exterminador, Javier Cruz Jr., Leo
Rudos took 2/3, Acertijo sneaking in a foul on Leo.
5) Dalys & Tiffany b Goya Kong & Marcela
Rudas took 2/3, cheating to win.
6) Mephisto © b Valiente [MEX LH]
Mephisto won in a what was said to be a excellent 30 minute match (though the Twitter timestamps says it was c1oser to 20.) Ninth defense, third straight against Valiente.

Probably the same Mephisto/Valiente match they had in Arena Mexico, though it’s nice to think of them continually getting better at it.

Lucha Underground announced Blue Demon vs Chavo Guerrero Jr., Drago vs King Cuerno in a falls count anywhere match, and a world title match for the double taping on Saturday.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of the monthly show at the Toy Museum. Solar/Negro Navarro was said to be excellent by people who’ve seen a lot of them.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and the latest LuchaWorld podcast.

This week’s Super Libre had el Faraon as guest.

Segunda Caida reviews this week’s Uprising Lucha Libre show with a good Oliver John vs Blue Demon Jr.

The Planet Lucha has video of the ChilangaMask press conference for their upcoming show in Monterrey in one two three parts. You’re holding the phone the wrong way!

A Halloween Queretaro show includes a main event where a Porro will likely lose his hair and a Black Warrior sighting. Crazy Boy being here reminds me to bring up that Crazy Boy hasn’t been on AAA TV since this spring. With Joe Lider joining the Perros del Mal, the Mexican Powers are basically Nino Hambruguesa and no one else.

The Kriminal Boys are the sixth team added to the Cara Lucha tagteam tournament.

Lucha Libre in Japan

10/12 NOAH: Daisuke Harada (C) b Super Crazy [GHC JR] – 5th defense. Pesadilla’s team won on the undercard. Super Crazy and Pesadilla are still on the upcoming tour, even though it’s a heavyweight tag tournament.

10/12 Wrestle-1/TNA: Andy Wu & El Hijo Del Pantera b Jiro Kuroshio & Yusuke Kodama – this aired on the PPV and should turn in the usual places if you want to check in on Hijo del Pantera.


CMLL (SUN) 10/19/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Dragon Lee, Mr. Cacao, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Skándalo
3) Amapola, Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, Dark Angel, Makoto, Narumiya, Zeuxis [cibernetico]
Mexico vs the World
4) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto
5) Diamante Azul vs Shocker

Women’s Mexico vs the World cibernetico is best chance for a good match on this show. I don’t know if that’s a good thing.

Azul vs Shocker is non-title. Eh.

Mr. Cacao exists here only to feud with Arkangel, Arkangel is not in this match – is Arkangel hurt? or just randomness.

CMLL (SUN) 10/19/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro vs Relampago Azul
2) Índigo vs Furia Nazi
3) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Goya Kong vs Tiffany
5) Javier Cruz Jr. vs Acertijo [hair]
6) La Sombra & Omar Brunetti vs Mr. Águila & Sádico and Gallo & Titán and Cavernario & Ráfaga

Main event is a DF guy with a local guy tag tournament.

Acertijo and Javier have been facing for three weeks and their feud has only been noticed by the Guadalajara Twitter today, so of course it’s time for the tag match.

Goya probably can’t be in two places at once. Would assume the Guadalajara stuff is planned weeks ahead of time and someone just got the idea for cibernetico in Arena Coliseo. They probably should make the sub there.

XMW (SAT) 11/01/2014 Salón Citlalli, Ecatepec de Morelos, Estado de México
1) Dollar, Flama Negra, Legendario vs Matrix, Medieval, Power
2) Fly Star & Toxin Boy vs Angel Azul & Karateka and Obscuro & Terremoto and Chica Ye-Ye & Demasiado
3) Centvrión, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor, Fulgor II, Metaleon vs Cronos, Fly Metalik, Herodes Jr., Mixus, Mr. Leo
4) Ludark Shaitan vs Felina Metalica [FUSION KAWAI]
5) Yoruba vs Tornado [XMW LH]
6) Belial vs Impulso, Fly Warrior, Arez, Low Rider, Guason [PDM LH]
7) Wotan vs Necro Butcher, Chuy Martinez, Hell Spawn, Core

Should be a crazy show and have so many dives off that ledge (if it’s still there.) Tercera is IWRG vs XMW with guys who are not quite in IWRG any more.

Ingobernables vs CMLL, Alberto el Patron honored in SLP

Copa Jr./photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 10/10/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Univision]
1) Akuma & Disturbio b Robin & Soberano Jr.
2) Misterioso Jr., Skándalo, Virus b Black Panther, Pegasso, Tritón
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Rey Cometa b Ephesto, Felino, Hechicero
Delta replaced Titan. Hechicero has a new mask (and wore his Poder Y Honor championship to the ring.) Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente b Kráneo, Mr. Niebla, Shocker
Shocker and Azul are still feuding.
5) Máximo b Mephisto [Copa Jr. VIP, Copa Jr., final]
Maximo took 2/3 to win the tournament. Money was thrown in. Brazo de Oro and Kahoz were the seconds. Maximo dedicated the win to his mother.
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush b Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero
Ingobernables won in straight falls. Clean fall in the first, Rush sneaking in a foul on UG in the second.

Nice upset win for Maximo. This tournament still feels like something put on just to fill a few weeks of shows, but at least maybe they can get something out of down the road.

new Hechicero/CMLL/Alexis Salazar

Main event looks like they’ve moved on to the Ingobernables against the Guerreros. They haven’t moved on from Shocker & Diamante Azul, despite all reason and logic.

Alberto el Patron was honored by the city of San Luis Potosi yesterday. The mayor talked about Alberto’s achievements in sports and being a role model for young people, Alberto noted it was his first visit back in 9 years and gave the mayor credit for making many positive changes. That sort of thing, and the best sort of local promotion for Sunday’s show. In a Q&A, Alberto said he plans on wrestling for “only three or four more years” so he can eventually spend more time with his family. It’s very rare a wrestler says something like that and sticks to it. Alberto might more set on that then most, but it’s something AAA has to find out for sure before they decide on how they’re booking the Perro/Alberto feud. Alberto was mobbed by fans coming/leaving the ceremony.

Rob has highlights from the 06/27/14 CMLL show, including the En Busca de un Idolo cibernetico.

CMLL’s text/video preview for the Dia Los Muertos suggest the shows will not be CMLL vs CMLL, but CMLL vs the Undead. That would be a different booking direction, so that doesn’t seem likely at all.

Ingobernables/CMLL/Alexis Salazar

Impulso and Belial have been added to the CaraLucha tag team tournament. Three to go. Kriminal Boys are surely one.

SuperLuchas looks back at Dr. X on the third anniversary of his death, and Kcidis has a Dr. X drawing.

El Pancracio has a photo and a note from Cuchillo’s funeral: the body was cremated.

SuperLuchas also writes about a Hombre Bala benefit show coming up next month.

Porra Fresa returns with a preview of Monday’s card.

DJ Spectro reports a magazine interview with (a previous) Paranoico.


CMLL (FRI) 10/17/2014 Arena México
1) Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela vs Makoto, Narumiya, Zeuxis
3) Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi [lightning]
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, Titán vs Mr. Niebla, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Diamante Azul, Máscara Dorada, Máximo vs Euforia, Shocker, Thunder
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

Yep, trios title match coming up.

Why does Mascara Dorada have to be in such trying matches? Hoping Dragon Lee & Kamaitachi makes Fox Sports somehow.

indy (SUN) 10/26/2014 Complejo Deportivo de La Inalámbrica, Merida, Yucatán
1) Acuaboy & Mr. Voltio vs Mensajero Del Diablo & Rebelde Punk
2) El Alebrije & Toriñito vs Halcón Rojo Jr. & Monsther
3) La Sádica © vs Stephanie Vaquer [LLF Juvenil]
4) Máximo & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Cien Caras Jr. & Zumbi
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. © vs Último Guerrero [IWL HEAVY]

Lineup is here. If the main event happens as scheduled, it’s the first singles match between Wagner & Guerrero in six and a half years. My records have Dr. Wagner Jr. and Ultimo Guerrero meeting 10 times. I don’t have a result for one match in Guadalajara. Wagner has won nine times. Ultimo Guerrero has won none times.

10/10 AAA TV Results (Tlahuelilpan)

AAA TV (FRI) 10/10/2014 Plaza de Toros, Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo [AAA]
1) Dinastía & Mascarita Sagrada b Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Histeria
2) Eterno & Taya Valkyrie b Jennifer Blake & Niño Hamburguesa
Taya beat Jennifer.
3) Australian Suicide & Jack Evans b El Apache & Joe Lider
Apache replaced Pentagon and took the loss to Suicide’s shooting star tornillo. Lider lost in his return to the rudo side. Pentagon and Fantasma attacked the tecnicos after the match.
4) Chessman b Monsther Clown
4) Monsther Clown b Chessman
Monster Clown submitted Chessman.Hell Brothers attacked Monsther Clown after the win and warned more would be coming in a couple days. He also taunted Myzteziz and others to try and stop him.
5) Averno & Hijo del Fantasma b El Mesías & Myzteziz
5) El Mesías & Myzteziz b Averno & Hijo del Fantasma
La Mistica and spear for the win. Hell Brothers tried to get involved, but La Parka ran them off. It rained badly during this match.
6) Blue Demon Jr. & Fénix b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Pentagón Jr.
Pentagon replaced Daga. Demon submitted Perro.

Air Date: 10/25 and 11/02

Really surprising Perro would be the one taking the loss in the main event with Pentagon right there. Not a surprise Demon won. Daga, still presumably battling a knee injury, could’ve been held off this show to give him a better chance at working Sunday but I’d guess he misses both.

There is a change in philosophy about who gets brought to TV tapings. They used to only have people show up who had a match, but Cibernetico’s been on every single taping since TripleMania and hasn’t wrestled once. Parka appeared here as a surprise, and maybe to set up a direction for the Hell Brothers which doesn’t necessarily include challenging for the trios titles. Demon/Parka/Myzteziz versus the Hell Brothers would work.

(No idea what become of Ludxor.)

I wouldn’t expect a lot out of the fifth match because of that rain, and it may have messed with the other matches as well.

They’re back taping in two days in San Luis Potosi for Heroes Inmortales.


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