01/30 AAA TV Results (Toluca)

AAA TV (FRI) 01/30/2015 Gimnasio Agustín Millán, Toluca, Estado de México [AAA]
1) Apache, Belial, Mamba b Gotita de Plata, Niño Hamburguesa, Súper Nova
Debuts for Belial and Super Nova and Gotita’s first match here in a year. Hamburugesa Splash on Belial for the win.
2) Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown b Mascarita Sagrada, Mini Drago, Octagoncito
Mini Psycho beat Mini Drago with a super powerbomb.
3) Joe Lider, Súper Fly, Taya Valkyrie b Bengala, Drago, Faby Apache
Faby was stretchered out after taking a big powerbomb from Super Fly for the loss.
4) Angélico & Jack Evans b Averno & Chessman
Cibernetico attacked the tecnicos immediately after the victory and the Hell Brothers left them laying.
5) El Mesías b La Parka, Cibernético, Parka Negra [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Cibernetico & La Parka got counted out fightning out side, with the Hell Brothers and La Sociedad also helping to get Parka counted out. Mesias beat Parka Negra with his top rope splash to join Aerostar in the finals.
6) Fénix, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.
Hijo del Fantasma attempted to beat Fenix with the Thrill of the Hunt, only Fenix escaped and beat him with a piledriver variation. Fenix accepted Fantasma’s open challenge for the cruisereweight belt, and they’ll meet at Rey de Reyes.

Air Date: 02/07 & 02/14, probably

Cibernetico has the worst luck in this tournament – nothing but fouls and countouts. Of slightly more importance, La Sociedad and the Hell Brothers seem to be actively working together this time. Either they made some sort of alliance after all and we haven’t seen it yet or this is just kind of sloppy. Guess we find out when it airs.

Fantasma tried to steal his Evil Twin’s finisher and got beat, truly a lesson for us all. Fenix vs Fantasma means the Reyes del Aire Myzteziz/Fenix team is one and done on major shows, at least for now. It also means Myzteziz is free to be in whatever giant tag match is main eventing the show.

Not a lot of note on this card outside of that truly random opener. I think Super Nova might have been one of the people under the Hombre de Negro mask a couple a years ago, but that’s his first actual match in AAA. He’s seemed good enough to be in a major Mexican promotion for a while, but has found more work outside Mexico for the most part. Belial is the second Indy-strong-ible to show up on an AAA TV taping this year, only missing Impulso. I hope that doesn’t making programming tough for Chilangamask.

Next show is 02/08 in Ecatepec.

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new heavyweight champion Maximo, trios and tag title challenges, Rey Cometa out

Maximo, new champion/photo by CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 01/30/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Notimex]
1) Arkángel de la Muerte & Metálico b Esfinge & Soberano Jr.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito b Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito
3) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther b Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Virus
Money thrown in.
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone b Negro Casas, Shocker, Thunder
Mascara beat Casas with a casita to give the Ingbernables the win. Sombra & Mascara demanded a title match.
5) Máximo b Terrible © [CMLL HEAVY]
Seconds were Volador, Comandante and Bucanero. Bucanero used a ref distraction to slip in and foul Maximo, Volador knocked Bucanero out of the ring and dove on him, and Maximo revenge fouled Terrible to beat him and win the championship. This is Maximo’s first singles title and he becomes the first exotico to win a CMLL singles championship. Maximo and Brazo de Plata are the first father/son combination to win the same Mexican world heavyweight championship. Terrible falls in his 9th defense, his first in 13 months, after being champion for 1125 days.
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Mistica on UG. Tecnicos appeared to challenge for the trios championship, but it’s not reported in the recap.

Maximo talked about his win after the match. Terrib;e’s title reign seemed destined to end with Rush beating him from the very day Terrible won the title (by beating Rush in a tournament final), so Maximo winning it instead is a genuine surprise and probably points this being part of a bigger picture. There was heavy tease of Volador/Bucanero and Maximo/Terrible hair matches, and perhaps Maximo needed to get the big win here to set up a tag match between the four for Dos Leyendas. CMLL could do that, one of these two title matches, and maybe Dragon Lee & Kamaitachi, and that’s the normal top half of a card for a CMLL major show.

Mistico had been asked on Informa about the future of the Estetas trios now that Mascara Dorada is gone for a year. He pushed for his brother Dragon Lee to be brought up to the trio, but also mentioned Volador had an idea for a trio with himself and Valiente. Well, here it is. Mistico winning a trios title to be champion while being protected from having to do long singles matches is the best option at this point, just as before.

The fourth match was described as “high powered in the style of the Battle of Stalingrad.” I can’t recall ever hearing a match described that way before. It does read like they hit each other very hard, though it does not appear it lasted for months. I’m less certain about what’ll happen in that title match. Dr. Lucha’s column in this week’s Figure Four Weekly mentioned rumors of Rush’s returning taking a while; CMLL moving on a bit without him in both the tag and heavyweight title pictures also hints they don’t expect Rush back rather soon.

(Not that we all haven’t decided the All Elite/CMLL is weird already, but CMLL’s biggest draw is out for months due to an injury on an All Elite show leading to All Elite getting an even better deal is very atypical. The injury appear to be All Elite’s fault, but the blame usually falls on the indy promotion anyway.)

Money was thrown in the ring after the tercera. That’s a match location which rarely gets aired.

Rey Cometa says he underwent knee surgery today, repairing a ligament and meniscus. Cometa missed shows on the FantasticaMania shows with knee issues and was struggling in his match last Sunday trying to work thru it, so it’s not a surprise he needed medical help. The Arena Queretaro Facebook page mentioned Cometa was hurt again on Monday in Puebla and the surgery decision was made then. Triton takes Cometa’s place tonight in Queretaro, no word on the other shows or when Cometa will be able to return.

Mistico says his foot inflamed badly after his first match on FantasticaMania. The doctors want him to be careful but he just wants to wrestle.

Eterno says Arena Naucalpan is not big enough for himself and Chicano so he’s going to have to end Chicano.

DTU’s Lanzeloth wants to win the Alto Impacto championship.

Canis Lupus kept the CROC Heavyweight Championship over Guerrero Mixtico.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews this past week’s Lucha Underground.

Blue Demon Jr. was in Yucatan for a tasting of his sponsored mezcal drink. Demon explained he originally had 200 bottles of the drink made up in celebration of his 25th Wrestling Anniversary and sent it to friends, who all asked where they could get more. He realized two things: people really liked it and a lot of his friends are drunks. (That was a joke.)

SuperLuchas looks back at shows from January 30th and January 31st, with Vampiro winning the UWA championship to massive boos.

Joe Gagne’s Fun Time Arcade reviews the AAA Video Game.

A french fashion designer used masks as part of his fashion show.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 02/06/2015 Arena México
1) Fantasy & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
2) Blue Panther Jr., Fuego, The Panther vs Puma, Sangre Azteca, Tiger
3) Blue Panther, Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Kamaitachi, Mephisto
4) Máximo vs Rey Bucanero [lightning]
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
rematch from previous Friday
6) Negro Casas & Shocker © vs La Máscara & La Sombra [CMLL TAG]
Shocker & Casas fourth defense

Title match seems 50/50. Maybe the biggest arguement against is it would be odd for CMLL to have three title changes on three straight Fridays.

The Maximo/Bucanero lightning match would also feed into a tag team apuestas, to get the cross feuds going. A Volador/Terrible match would be fun, come to think of it.

Kamaitachi/Dragon Lee feud back in the tercera. This is a loaded card to have the other Panthers and Puma/Tiger in no change to air land, and a pretty good minis match for an opener.

CMLL video preview.

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Friday previews for AAA, CMLL DF

AAA has it’s second taping of the year tonight in Toluca. Fenix, Myzteziz & Psycho Clown take on Perro Jr., Hijo del Fantasma, and Pentagon Jr. in what sounds like a pretty good main event. Fantasma made an open challenge for his title last Friday, AAA’s been setting up matches for Rey de Reyes already, and there’s a couple possible challengers on the tecnico side. They could get a match out of that. The second Rey de Reyes semifinal match with La Parka, Parka Negra, Mesias, and Cibernetico. La Parka & Cibernetico appear tied up (and Cibernetico’s got a long proud history of losing out of this tournament by double countout draw) and Parka Negra barely exists, leaving Mesias as the favorite. The show is listed as a five match card, with the opener still to be announced. Show starts at 9pm local.

Tonight’s CMLL Arena Mexico show has a Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero, Euforia and Niebla Roja. CMLL sent out a press release where Mistico explains he’s got pain in his leg but he rather be hurt than stop wrestling. This is a selling point, apparently. Terrible defends the heavyweight championship against Maximo. Maximo has been really good in big matches of late and this should be no different. Maximo seems unlikely to win the title, but it’s a more interesting match than they’ve been running on Fridays of late.

Guadalajara has Atlantis & Stuka Jr. versus Gran Guerrero & Mephisto as the main event. They appear to be building towards a Atlantis/Gran Guerrero match. Really. Semimain is Hombre Bala, Super Halcon and Magnus vs Ephesto, Tiger, and Puma, which is probably going to be a lot of fun. Tag team tournament continues in the undercard.

Estrellas del Ring has a nice piece about the history of Arena Aficion. It turns 63 years old tomorrow.

Rob has a music video of 12/04/92 AAA.

LuchaWorld has a recap of this week’s CMLL Informa and their recent interview with Juventued Guerrera.

Segunda Caida reviews more Mocha Cota.

Voices of Wrestling has a review of this week’s Lucha Underground.

SuperLucha reprints an interview with Irma Gonzalez and looks back at the 1989 UWA Anniversary show.

CaraLucha has a promo with Diosa Atenea, which is helpful for remembering who Diosa Atenena is.

AYM interviews Fuerza Guerrera about his All Elite appearance.

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01/31-02/01 lucha times

box. It’s after the jump too.

== AAA ==

MATCHES FROM 2015. SHould be the top 4 from the Naucalpan taping, with Myzteziz & Psycho Clown vs Perro & Texano in the main event and the first part of the Rey de REyes

== Lucha Underground ==

No previews in guides anymore. Dunno. Cage/Mundo is the main event.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: Maximo, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Ultimo Guerrero. Valiente/Kamatachi is the lightning match which might or might not air.

Azteca: Marco Corleone, Maximo, Valiente vs Euforia, Terribel, Thunder.

52MX: Marco Corleone vs Shocker, maybe. THey skipped the main event last week. There’s a random ciberentico on this show.

Claro: Atlantis, Titan, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Kraneo, Mephisto

C3: Ephesto, Mephisto, Niebla Roja vs Draogn Rojo JR., Titan and Super Porky – one of three different Super Porky matches which will air this week.

Terra Sunday: Stuka Jr. vs Hechicero. Atlantis, La Sombra, Maximo vs Gran Guerrero, Shocker, Ultimo Guerrero, me trying to record this via my cell phone probably

== IWRG ==

IWRG (LAS/AYM): Eterno vs Chicano, maybe at 2AM on Monday night/Tuesday morning

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great match roundup, week of 2014-12-13

Good/Great/Excellent matches

Lucha Underground: 2014-12-17
taped 2014-10-04 @ Lucha Underground Temple, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
Fénix vs Big Ryck, Mascarita Sagrada, Prince Puma, Pentagón Jr., Son Of Havoc, Súper Fly, King Cuerno, Mariachi Loco, Drago (AAA) – great

AAA on Televisa: 2014-12-13
taped 2014-11-28 @ Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
Carta Brava Jr., Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs Bengala, Drago, Niño Hamburguesa: [GOOD]

Fénix & Myzteziz vs Pentagón Jr. & Zema Ion: [GOOD]

Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Sombra vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Euforia, Hechicero: [good]

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-12-13
taped 2014-12-09 @ Arena México
Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Sombra vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Euforia, Hechicero: [good]
Virus © vs Dragon Lee for the CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship: [GREAT]

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-12-13
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-12-13
Leyendas Inmortales: 2014-12-14

Matches To Watch Later

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-12-15
taped 2014-12-14 @ Arena Naucalpan
Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, Imposible, Oficial AK47:
Black Terry & Negro Navarro vs Trauma I & Trauma II:

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Guadalajara, Super Crazy on NOAH, DTU benefit show

CMLL (TUE) 01/27/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Demonio Rojo & Jocker b El Tapatío & Índigo
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Leono & Oro Jr. b Artillero & Súper Comando
3) Esfinge, Starman, Stigma b Arkángel de la Muerte, Cancerbero, Metálico
Tecnicos took 2/3
4) Bárbaro Cavernario, Mr. Águila, Terrible b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa
Barbaro replaced Felino. Aguila moonsaulted Maya for the win.
5) Euforia, Felino, Último Guerrero b Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Negro Casas replaced Gran Guerrero on Monday, but it was Felino in here by the time the match actually took place. Rudos took 1/3, Felino sneaking in a foul on Valiente.

Next week’s main event was announced as a rematch of this one, only this match turned out to be around Felino & Valiente and Felino’s not in next week’s match. Felino was pulled from Tuesday’s Arena Mexico show (see below) so he’ll probably end up here again. Semimain is probably better for the change but a Felino/Valiente match might be a challenge.

Super Crazy, talking to +LuchaTV, talked about the recent changes in Japan with his home promotion of NOAH and CMLL’s ally NJPW. It’s been reported NJPW bought some percentage of NOAH – NJPW was looking to expand and NOAH was looking to continue to exist – and Super Crazy describes both promotions as one united company, with the politics and people in charge of NOAH very different from when he started. He said all the NOAH foreigners are being booked thru NJPW, and implied NJPW’s Jado was booking for NOAH now. Super Crazy said Jado likes him and he’s going back in March, but Crazy also talked about going to CMLL and many offers he’s gotten elsewhere (AAA, Lucha Underground, even bringing up WWE.) You can probably do CMLL and NOAH now, but Super Crazy didn’t appear to be looking for regular work elsewhere when he was a regular in NOAH.

Long term, I wonder if this means CMLL luchadors start to make appearances in NOAH as well as NJPW. Short term, this seems affect the plans for Santo Jr., who had been training in NOAH the last two summers. The plan was for the training to be repaid by Santo Jr. debuting in NOAH and it all could still happen, but it seems like a deal with a management that’s no longer in place and new people might not have the same idea. (The Santos would’ve probably known about all this when they talked around Christmas and said Santo Jr.’s debut may not be any time soon.)

There’s also Super Crazy interviews about the All Elite show and Pesdailla being unmasked in Japan.

CMLL made a bunch of changes on Tuesday’s Arena Mexico show. It’s earlier than usual. La Mascara & Gran Guerrero replace Atlantis & Felino in the semimain. Pegasso replaces Rey Cometa and Arkangel replaces Nitro in other matches.

El Rey was added to Dish (US) yesterday. This was announced just a few hours before the show, so perhaps many people weren’t aware of it for last night’s show but it should eventually increase viewership for Lucha Underground.

AAA’s La Parka appeared at a Toluca FC game last night; the soccer club is giving away tickets to tomorrow’s Toluca TV taping as part of a partnership.

Hechicero vs Judas el Traidor has been added to the 02/15 ChilangaMask show in Coacalco. Full lineup is here.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews last week’s Lucha Underground.

Flamita talks about his experience in Japan.

Makabre talks about his upcoming mask match with Rayman.

Luchadora, the short film about Luna Magica, airs as part of a film festival in Milwaukee in late February/early March.

Chile’s CNL promotion is running it’s annual international tournament on March 21st. No names announced yet.

A bio of Michoacan luchador Gold Star.

Lineups

DTU (THU) 02/19/2015 Autolavado VM, Tulancingo, Hidalgo
1) Los Chiki Nerds vs Mazicitos
2) El Chato, El Junior, El Nene vs Angel Suicida, Toro De Guanoro, Vegueta
3) Chica Ye-Ye, Dany Latino, Hormiga vs Artikus, JC MaClean, Lanzeloth and Kalibus, Paloma Rouse, Talaxys
4) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony vs Amo de la Noche, Dragon Yuki, Génesis
5) Ángel o Demonio & Ovett vs Dement Extreme & Fantasma de la Ópera
6) Aeroboy & Violento Jack vs Black Fire & Slayer Pack and Drastik Boy & Rocky Lobo
7) Crazy Boy, Hacker, Pesadilla, Sagrado vs Cíclope, Joe Lider, Miedo Extremo, Paranoiko

Benefit show for injured luchador Kaleth. Main event has a CMLL wrestler with AAA ones; the story is Sagrado asked to work the benefit show.

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Lucha Underground 1×12: They Call Him Cage

maybe don’t run straight at him

the matches

Fenix b Mil Muertes (3:48. superplex reversal into a small package)

Bael, Mr. Cisco, Cortez Castro [O] b Aerostar [X], Super Fly, Argenis (10:53, flapjack/frontcracker )

Prince Puma (C) DQ Cage [Lucha Underground Championship (10:18, foul kick)

all the GIFs from the show are here.

the developments

Mil Muertes dominated his match, but Fenix got the shock upset.

Big Ryck is still in the hospital.

when the crate doesn’t work, why would you try a kick?

A sit down interview with Vampiro, Konnan and Prince Puma ended in Vampiro and Konnan problems (and Prince Puma continuing to say nothing.)

Cage beat up the referee. Konnan attempted to get involved and got beat up. Cage hit Konnan with the belt and Konnan bled a lot. Cage ripped up the belt. Puma tried to put it together (while medics checked on Konnan)

Dario, who made it clear he was rooting for Cage to start the show, was please to see Konnan hurt. The Mystery Woman surprised Dario in his office, revealing she was looking for someone and knew they were somewhere in the temple. Dario, feeling threatened, offered to help however he could and asked for a name. Mystery Lady said she only had a word – Matanza. Dario said he had no idea what that word meant (and it appeared he was telling the truth.) Mystery Lady walked away and literally seemed to vanish.

the questions

Matanza???

Does Cage get another shot, thanks to Dario’s support?

is Prince Puma actually a mute?

stray thoughts

he did it first

This was the last show from the 2014 tapings. It’s been so long, I could not exactly remember what the finish of main event was, except that the feud kept going. The foul really caught me by surprise and didn’t feel like a good ending for the match, but it wasn’t really meant to be an ending. Cage dominated the match, which felt totally different than the Fenix/Puma title match. There was only one dive, which was really before the match, and most of Puma’s bigger flying moves were counted. Cage shoved the ref into the ropes when Puma went for the 630, and that led into the finish.

That belt looked kind of cheap when it was ripped up. Glad they’re getting a new one. Felt like a plot point that Puma was more concerned with it than Konnan, who was bleeding so much.

The sit down interview came off as a build to Vampiro vs Konnan, which they’re not doing and don’t seem to have any plans of doing. I think it was intended to be so heated as to explain why Prince Puma couldn’t get a word in, but in more came off as pushing the older rivalry. The Cage vignette was much better at getting over today’s match.

Cage/Puma is going to be the web match because obviously, but the trios match is worth tracking down. Both teams worked their styles well and it created a nice contrast for the match. The Crew feels like a group that’s been together for a while, working well of each other. Aerostar shined on his side, looking a cut above his partners, but everyone had a good match and this beat expectations. This was a really good episode, in-ring in particular.

just not going to work against Cage

Fenix/Muertes was good too, though it was a bit like the main event (flyer vs indestructible object) over a shorter timespan. Crowd was chanting for Muertes and doing dueling “let’s go Fenix/Fenix sucks chants”, which was surprising. Crowd was generally much better than last week.

So happy Mystery Lady got some advancement after two months, even if I don’t know what it means and it’s only led me to listening to Brazilian music. The vanishing superpower may be a little too much, but there’s also a human dragon here so it doesn’t feel a huge leap. (Also Dario may be high and just imagined the whole thing.)

Next episode doesn’t have a title or a description in the guide yet. (It’s listed as “EPISODE 14″ on LocateTV – they’re off by one because they had two different names for the premiere.) I don’t think we’ll really notice any difference, except maybe Matt Striker’s voice might have recovered.

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Dragon Rojo vs Niebla Roja title match set, Lucha Underground

photo by Alexis Salzar

CMLL (TUE) 01/27/2015 Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo b Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Akuma, Disturbio, Espiritu Negro b Flyer, Magnus, Sensei
Magnus took a selfie in the ring before the match and ended his portion with a Spanish Fly off the apron to the floor but the rudos still won the match.
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit b La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Estrellita’s run of losses ends.
4) Raziel b Hombre Bala Jr. [lightning]  (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Dropkick to the head won it for Raziel.
5) Hechicero, Hombre sin Nombre, Pólvora b Fuego, Stuka Jr., Tritón
Stuka was injured early in the third fall and stretchered out. Rudos won, then took the tecnicos mask to further humiliate them.
6) Ephesto, Mephisto, Niebla Roja b Dragón Rojo Jr., Super Porky, Titán
Titan replaced Angel de Oro on Tuesday.

Magnus lost but he also won on this show.

Tonight’s Lucha Underground show is named “They Call Him Cage”.

The champion sets his title aside for the second time in the hopes of defeating Cage and taking home the title again.

The show name seems like a Vader reference, and I think that’s probably how Prince Puma’s title match is going to feel. They’ve announced The Crew vs Aerostar, Argenis and Super Fly and Fenix vs Prince Puma Mil Muertes as the other matches tonight, as well as posting a clip of a sitdown with Prince Puma, Konnan and Vampiro and a clip of the title match.

Comando Boricua talks about forming the group: they were all teaming anyway so they decided to get together as a group. A stirring tale. The group here is Comandante Pierroth, Sagrado, Misterioso (from Puerto Rico, Torreon), Pierrothito, and La Comandante. It’s unclear if Zeuxis is out or if she just had better things to do that day. This interview goes with the idea what the new Comando Boricua will have to be very good to live up to the original. I saw all those original Comando Boricua matches, it’s actually a pretty low bar. For one, this new Pierroth is easily as good as Poder Boricua ever was.

CMLL Informa is scheduled to have Mistico, Comando Boricua, Fuerza Guerrera, and Terrilble as guests.

ChilangaMask added Dragon Lee vs Belial to the 02/15 Coliseo Coacalco show. They also announced a return to Arena Roberto Paz in Guadalajara on 05/16.

LuchaWorld posted their interview with Mr. Niebla. The part where Mr. Niebla talks about what was left for his career was great.

Segunda Caida reviews a randomly found Espanto Jr./Santo vs Black Man/Blue Panther and more Mocha Cota. If there’s a entertaining context for AAA heel referees, I have yet to discover it.

Fenix hypes the Toluca AAA show as the return to where he started as Fenix.

CaraLucha has Hechicero, Flamita, and Aeroboy promos for their show next week.

Demus says he’s not making excused, but explains he lost the title in Puebla because he had the flu and they scheduled the match too low on the card.

The most interesting part of yesterday’s All Elite press conference was how Sombra’s mask appeared to be glowing in half the pictures. La Sombra talked about Mascara Dorada with +LuchaTV.

Stigma talks about his trip to Japan, saying he hopes he earns a return trip and that guys like Asturiano, Toro Bill Jr. and Astro get to go some day.

Guerrero Maya talks about his career, says he hopes to wrestle in the US or Europe.

Super Lucha looks back at a busy Sunday 41 years ago.

DJ Spectro looks back at La Fiera’s career.

Los Colisenos says lucha libre is inherently a commercial failure, I think. Or trying to actually make money of wrestling kills it? I’m not really sure. I know lots and lots of items were sold a couple weeks ago in Japan and I know many items have been sold in Los Angeles, but I guess those are considered part of Mexico now?

A Maximo card (and Kiss card) have been added to the NJPW affiliated King of Pro Wrestling card game.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 02/01/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Galaxy vs Dowki & Power Bull
2) Emperador Azteca, Metaleón, Pantera I vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Hip Hop Man
3) Danny Casas, Golden Magic, Relámpago vs Canis Lupus, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., X-Fly
4) Hijo De Dos Caras & Súper Nova vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Universo 2000 Jr. [super libre]
5) Eterno vs Chicano [hair]

Front row seats should come with rain p0nches because there will be so much blood in that hair match.

I guess Casas & Chicano actually did turn at some point? Hijo de Dr. Wagner is back for unclear reasons.

CMLL (TUE) 02/03/2015 Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Flyer, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Nitro
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Hombre sin Nombre, Morphosis, Pólvora
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Terrible
6) Dragón Rojo Jr. © vs Niebla Roja [CMLL MIDDLE]
Dragon Rojo’s 10th defense.

Dragon Rojo has held that title since 2011. It kind of sneaks on you. He’s only defended it four times the last two years (with only two making TV), which is probably why it sneaks up on you. The long gaps are probably just as much because of his injury issues as CMLL’s forgetfulness.

Fifth match looks like it’d be really good if any one else was in Felino’s spot. That seems to happen a lot with Felino.

Mr. Niebla gave the impression he was taken off shows last week because he was out in Los Angeles all week. Mr. Niebla should be back in Mexico, but he’s still not on any cards.

CMLL (TUE) 02/03/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro & Reycko vs Évola & Ráfaga
2) Frezzer, Magnus, Robin vs Furia Roja, Hijo del Signo, Metálico
3) Dragon Lee, Esfinge, Stigma vs Cancerbero, Okumura, Raziel
4) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Titán vs Kráneo, Rey Bucanero, Thunder
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Mistico continues to have Mistico matches.

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