AAA on Televisa: 2016-12-03 

Noa Noa Driver

Recapped: 12/03/2016

What happened: Pagano beat Psycho Clown in his home town. Perros beat the Traidor Clowns, only for the Traidor Clowns to beat up them and security post match.

What was good: Nothing. Maybe the main event was the best match of the night, but that was an extended handicap match. Getting thru this show has been a chore for a while now and maybe the good thing is next week is the final episode of the year.

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IWRG, Valiente/UG set up in Monterrey, Tuesday preview

Valiente wins
Valiente wins

IWRG (SUN) 12/04/2016 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Araña de Plata & Demonio Infernal b Black Dragón & Dragón Fly
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Dowki, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Príncipe Orión [lumberjack strap] Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Dowki, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Príncipe Orión (posted by thecubsfan)
Orion’s first match here in 13 months. Rudos stole the turtle shells but still lost.
3) Relámpago b Imposible
Relampago won in straight falls to set up a title match.
4) Chicano, Danny Casas, Veneno DQ Dr. Cerebro, Eterno, Pirata Morgan
Eterno replaced Pirata Morgan Jr. Pirata faked a foul.
5) Killer Jr. & Pirata Morgan Jr. b Golden Magic & Pantera I
Pirata Morgan Jr. (moved up, first match here in 15 months) replaced Canis Lupus. Both tecnicos bled, and Killer & Pantera continued to feud.

Imposible defends his title probably on 12/21, maybe the same day as the mask match that’s being teased.

CMLL (MON) 12/05/2016 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Efekto10, El Popular]
1) Arkalis, Asturiano, Millenium b El Malayo, Espíritu Maligno, King Jaguar LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 5 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) El Cuatrero, Policeman, Sansón b Black Tiger, Flyer, Tigre Rojo Jr. LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 5 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took the match in straight falls.
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, Stigma b Disturbio, Hechicero, Virus LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 5 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Stigma replaced Stuka Jr. Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Euforia, Sam Adonis, Shocker b Ángel de Oro, Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr. LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 5 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Stuka replaced Johnny Idol (who still was listed as the image for the video link of the show.) Rudos took 1/3.
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero, La Máscara, Último Guerrero LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 5 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Sky Team took 2/3, setting up a Valiente/UG match next week.

I didn’t see this show yet (just zoomed thru it to get the fall counts, so maybe I missed one in the second match?), but it looks like it was OK. Hope so. The big news of the night was obviously Valiente wearing pants. Not sure if the main event is a title match.

Today’s Tuesday show is main evented Angel de Oro, Atlantis, Caristico versus Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, which CMLL hypes around Caristico appearing on a Tuesday. They didn’t run an angle in the main event last week. They did run one in the semimain, where Ephesto cheated Guerrero Maya Jr. to win. Those two match up again, with Blue Panther, Rey Cometa, Luciferno and Pierroth rounding the match. The fourth match has the Panther Kids & Drone against the Nuevo Dinamitas, which seems promising. Star Jr. fights Raziel in the lightning match. The show leads off with two less exciting matches: yet another minis tag match (with Pequeno Universo!) and rookies Principe Diamante & Sangre Imperial teaming with Robin against angry old man Nitro, Arkangel and Metalico.

CultIcon previews this show. The show airs at 7:30pm on CMLL/YouTube.

CMLL notes Dragon Lee’s weekend in ROH.

DTU released the poster for their 12/15 show, but it’s different: the matches are listed, but not anyone in them. You can work it out based on who’s shown on the poster, and with most of the matches being who we’d expect at this point. They may not be all the matches; in the comments, defending the promotion as being more than extreme, they mention there’s only 2 hardcore matches of the 10 on the card – the poster lists five matches. DTU says mentioned they’ll announce the full card and test their streaming software on dtu.com.mx later today. They have announced the main event is a three way match with Flamita, Ronnie Mendoza and Negro Casas, and the Dragon Rojo & Polvora title defense againste el Junior & El Gio.

Elite promoted a show for 12/17 in Arena Lopez Mateos. Unlike the show the night before, this one appears like one they might be promoting themselves (though it’s not a TV taping.) Golden Magic, Mr. Aguila, Flamita, Rey Escorpion, Bandido, Imposible, Solar, Zumbido and local Rocky Santana are promoted with no matches. The message of the tweet, the first in three weeks, is actually a vague promise of things happening in 2017 instead of promoting the show. They’ve never been much in to Twitter.

This article on two brothers training in Chile to wrestle for XNL is really long and all in Spanish, but it’s a really good read if you can figure out a way to read it.

The AAA/EMW show in Tijuana on Friday had Psycho Clown actually winning one of those three way matches with Pagano & Dr. Wagner, cradling Wagner for the win. Aerostar was interviewed at the show, who’s happy with how his last two years have gone. He talks about possible feuds with Super Fly, Cuervo, Scoria and Daga (who he got into a long back and forth on Twitter a few days ago; Aerostar takes no guff on Twitter.)

Channel Guide Mag interviewed Pentagon Jr., who credits the feud with Vampiro for boosting him to where he is in lucha libre. Huffington Post has a Rey Mysterio interview and a contest to win a mask. shirt

Diana la Cazadora took Nina Monet’s hair on the main event of the LLF anniversary show, the Monterrey woman defeating the outsider from the US. A match between Maligna & Krystal ended without a finish when their braids got hopelessly tangled together and the match had to be stopped to separate them. That’s a new one.

In Arena Coliseo Monterrey, Bestia 666 took Rico Rodriguez’s hair.

Lucha Memes 12/25 (“Chairo 7: Hell in A Christmas Cell”)
1: Arez, Belial, Impulso, Freelance, Suicide, Sadico, Alas de Acero, Iron Kid, Aramis in a cage match, last one in loses hair or mask.
2: Satanico vs Trauma I

LuchaWorld has this week’s poster.

In this week’s Classic AAA upload, AAA posted the Abismo Negro & Pentagon vs Los Brenans cage match from 1998. The Brenans are twin TV hosts, and this was a very famous match at the time.

new lucha videos for the weekend of December 2nd

Noches de Coliseo/Llaves y Canados still doesn’t seem to be airing. If it doesn’t air this past Sunday’s show, I’m thinking it’s gone. AYM aired the second match from IWRG’s show, then went into reruns (including repeating the same match twice), and later started to air the rest of the show but the stream died. I’ll grab it if it works later. I did not get the Elite special.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7TukgNlx2PU-Pr6Bv33qma4

12/03 & 12/04 WWC: Cloud Drive

12/03 Elite: Cloud Drive

12/03 PROESA: Cloud Drive

CMLL Lucha Libre Retro: 2016-12-02
Cloud Drive
taped 2016-09-24 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Estrellita, Marcela, Skadi vs Dalys, Reyna Isis, Tiffany
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Kráneo, Pólvora, Sam Adonis

CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-12-02
Cloud Drive
taped 2016-12-02 @ Arena México
1) Oro Jr. & Príncipe Diamante vs Cancerbero & Raziel
2) Blue Panther Jr., Drone, The Panther vs Disturbio, Okumura, Virus
3) Estrellita, Marcela, Sanely vs Metálica, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Ángel de Oro vs Negro Casas in a lightning match
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Volador Jr. vs El Cuatrero, Máscara Año 2000, Sansón
6) Atlantis, Carístico, Valiente vs Euforia, Hechicero, Último Guerrero

AAA on Televisa: 2016-12-03
Cloud Drive
taped 2016-11-20 @ Gimnasio Municipal Jose Neri Santos, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
1) Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba in a bull terrier match
2) Daga, Joe Lider, Pentagón Jr. vs Dave The Clown, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown
3) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Psycho Clown, Pagano

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2016-12-03
Cloud Drive
taped 2016-11-21 @ Arena Puebla
1) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Bobby Z, Kráneo, Okumura
2) Dragón Lee © vs Pólvora for the CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship

IWRG Zona XXI: 2016-12-05
Cloud Drive
taped 2016-12-04 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Dowki, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Príncipe Orión in a lumberjack strap match

great match roundup, week of 2016-11-26

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Negro Casas

This week’s recaps

I didn’t write a recap of the Crash but I watched enough of it live to throw those ratings in as well.

Didn’t like a whole much this week. The one match that didn’t make the Great list but might still be worth watching was the Hitokiri vs Pentagon Dark match from Lucha Underground. Everyone else seems to have heavily disliked the concept or totally loved the match, there’s not a lot in the middle. I feel like recommending that match anyone who might be interested, but I can’t imagine there’s anyone who might be interested enough in that match to have missed it so far; it feels like one you’ve either decided wasn’t for you or watched ASAP. (Or maybe you couldn’t find a link to it, so there you go.)

This is getting lighter (though writing about 9h30m of TV a week is “lighter”.) The plan at the moment is to continue to wait a day or so to watch the Monday/Tuesday shows with a fast forward button and use that time to work thru the watch later pile and other projects. If I’m doing it right, I’ll still get to this post on Mondays.

Recommended matches

rating matches TV Show taped
great Ángel de Oro vs Negro Casas in a lightning match Ángel de Oro vs Negro Casas in a lightning match (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-12-02 2016-12-02

Other Matches

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preview of tonight’s Puebla show, CMLL weekend lineups

No IWRG results yet, and not much news that wasn’t in the Sunday night post.

The Sky Team teams up tonight in Arena Puebla, taking on Gran Guerrero, La Mascara and Ultimo Guerrero. Last week’s show had a Valiente/Ultimo Guerrero feud, and they’d probably do so again to set up a singles match in the next couple of weeks. The semimain is Angel de Oro, Johnny Idol & Marco Corleone versus Euforia, Sam Adonis and Shocker. The best match on the show might be the tercera, with Guerrero Maya, Rey Cometa & Stuka taking on Virus, Hechicero and Disturbio. Black Tiger wrestles on this show for the 500th time this year, teaming with Flyer & Tige Rojo against Cuatrero, Sanson and Policeman. The show opens with an all local match: Arkalis, Asturiano, Millenium versus El Malayo, Espiritu Maligno and King Jaguar.

CultIcon previews the show. It’ll air at 9pm on CMLL.com & YouTube.

The last few minutes of last night’s DTU main event, a trios with Negro Casas, Titan and Angel de Oro versus Flamita, Drastik Boy, and Ronnie Mendoza is on the local promotion’s Facebook. It seemed like the main of the iPPV is now Negro Casas vs Flamita vs Ronnie Mendoza instead of just the first two guys. The card and the iPPV info should be out soon.

Segunda Caida reviews Brazo de Oro vs Gran Markus.

Sin Cara says Mexico needs to invest more in youth sports.

Lucha Underground starts in Germany on Saturday. They’re running two episodes each Saturday night.

AAA luchadors did charity work.

Lineup

CMLL (SAT) 12/10/2016 Arena Coliseo
1) Leono & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Bengala, Flyer, Robin vs Akuma, Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo
3) Blue Panther Jr., Drone, Fuego vs Misterioso Jr., Okumura, Sagrado
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. & The Panther © vs El Cuatrero & Sansón [Arena Coliseo TAG]
fifth defense
5) Atlantis, Dragón Lee, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, La Máscara, Mephisto

It sure doesn’t feel like Maya & Panther are up to five defenses, but that’s because CMLL has aired no title matches for this tag belts since 2014. (One aired on NJPW World. One aired on the PROESA show. Panther & Maya versus Tiger & Puma may be in a CMLL vault somewhere.)   A title change is not certain but seems more likely than not, and this match might air on Fox Deportes sometime around September.

CMLL (SUN) 12/11/2016 Arena México
1) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
2) Estrellita, La Jarochita, Sanely vs Amapola, La Metálica, Tiffany
3) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Bobby Z, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
4) Atlantis, Carístico, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Hechicero, Niebla Roja
5) Volador Jr. vs La Máscara

I’m stuck between “a Volador big match on a Sunday should be a VOD because it’ll probably pay for itself”, and “I don’t want to recap this show.” I could just not review it. The big news is they’ve found an unmasked photo to use of La Mascara after about three months.

CMLL (SUN) 12/11/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Avispón Negro Jr. & Johnny Dinamo vs Destello & Destructor
2) Cosmos & El Alteño vs Carlo Roggi & Mr. Apolo
3) Javier Cruz Jr., Mágico, Smaker vs Demonio Rojo, Évola, Gran Kenut
4) Frezzer & Neutrón vs León Blanco & Mr. Trueno
5) Magnum, Nautilius, Star Black vs Infierno, Pitbull I, Ráfaga

Infierno hasn’t had a match here in two years. Most of the luchadors who disappear from this arena end up in making appearances in Arena Roberto Paz or Arena Jalisco, but Infierno doesn’t seem like he’s been there either. Leon/Neutron feud continues in the semimain; they may be saving the mask match for Christmas.

2016 watch later catch up, part 6 of ∞

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Flamita clears house

Matches in this one

  • Dinamic Black vs Cerebro Negro, Arena Naucalpan, 05/22/2016 
  • Rey Hechicero vs Máscara Dorada, Arena Coliseo Monterrey, 05/22/2016 
  • Flamita & Johnny Idol vs Drastik Boy & Ronnie Mendoza, Arena Victoria, Ecatepec, Estado de México, 05/29/2016 
  • Black Terry & Shadow Boy vs Apolo Estrada Jr. & the Tiger (Tamaulipas), Arena Naucalpan, 06/29/2016 
  • Último Ninja vs Ronnie Mendoza, 8105 Campo Bowie West Blvd, Benbrook, Texas, 06/03/2016
  • Hip Hop Man © vs Dragón Fly [AIWA ARGENTINA CRUISER], Arena Naucalpan, 08/24/2016 

Watching good matches instead of boring matches is a more fun who knew. The IWRG stuff doesn’t quite fit as good matches, unfortunately. Even when the matchups look good, the production problems are just killer. I hope they’re getting a good viewership out of being AYM or some cash. We’re used to it by now, but jumping back in it reminds me how bad it’s hurting their product.

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CaraLucha, Dinamitas for the tag belts, Mascara/Volador, Elite TV

photo by Black Terry Jr.
photo by Black Terry Jr.

Cara Lucha (SAT) 12/03/2016 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Kronosport, The Gladiatores]
1) Leónidas b Baby Extreme Jr., Ángel Jr.
other two names not mentioned
2) Lady Maravilla b Marcela, Keira
A bit of an upset for Maravilla to win, submitting Marcela.
3) Sky Man b Drastik Boy
4) Corsario Negro Jr. & Drako b Brian Villa & Willy Banderas and Guerrero Mixtico & Látigo
Guerrero Mixtico was the mystery Latigo partner. Money thrown in
5) Templario & Último Guerrero b Fly Warrior & Hechicero [Juventud Y Gloria, torneo] Ultimo Guerrero y Templario vs Hechicero y Fly Warrior | Cara Lucha | 04-12-16 (posted by TVLuchaMundial)
First match in a rookie/vet style tournament, though there’s no other info about the tournament
6) Cavernario b Flamita, Jack Evans Jack Evans vs Cavernario vs Flamita | Cara Lucha | 04-12-16 (posted by TVLuchaMundial)
A ways into the match, the top rope gave out while Cavernario was hitting the ropes. The match stopped to check on him, then resumed and Cavernario ended up winning after a little bit longer with two ropes. Flamita challenged Cavernario a mask vs hair match, but Cavernario said he wasn’t interested in that “rag”.

Kronosport’s photo had all three guys laying on the mat in states of distress; I thought that meant everyone was down a spot when the ropes broke, but that turns out to be the end of the match. The ropes broke earlier, when Cavernario was hitting them to set up for his springboard triangle plancha. (You can see it in Terry’s highlights.) Everyone is apparently OK. 126f notes Flamita’s recent run of bad luck: the ropes breaking here and Extreme Tiger being hurt last week.

This was Jack Evans’ first time wrestling around Mexico City since being out on the outs with AAA and so he got cornered for some interviews. Black Terry Jr. has video. “Never say never” about an AAA return, but notes AAA never saw him as a top guy and now he gets to control his own career. He really liked the The Crash show in Tijuana and says it’s one his two favorite places in Mexico. He also wants a rematch with Dr. Cerebro!

Today, CaraLucha announced they’d be back on Christmas Day (which will obviously be a very busy day.) They also announced four more teams for it’s Juventud Y Gloria tournament: Gallego, & Corsario Negro, Black Terry & Toxin, Titan & Rayo Star, and Trauma I & Latigo.

CMLL (SAT) 12/03/2016 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Acero & Aéreo b Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) La Vaquerita, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi b Amapola, La Comandante, La Seductora
tecnicas took 1/3
3) Bobby Z, El Cuatrero, Sansón b Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., The Panther
Rudos took 1/3, setting up a Cuatrero (in for Forastero) & Sanson title challenge against Maya & Panther. Fans were supporting the rudos.
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Felino b Ángel de Oro, Johnny Idol, Titán
Rudos took 1/3. Ephesto replaced Dragon Rojo.
5) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr. b La Máscara, Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja
Volador replaced Diamante Azul on Wednesday.

The Dinamtias make sense as champions over the makeshift team put together for last year’s FantasticaMania, but these tag titles might soon (or already) be below Sanson & Cuatrero. I’d rather them just win the main ones from Shocker & Casas, as unreasonable a hope that might be.

CMLL (SUN) 12/04/2016 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Flyer & Leono b Artillero & Inquisidor
Leono replaced Robin. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia b Fantasy, Shockercito, Stukita
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Forastero, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado b Fuego, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
Forastero replaced Sangre Azteca on Sunday. Rudos took 1/3.
4) Bobby Z, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys b Blue Panther, Drone, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. (This time, Drone was defeated in every fall.)
5) La Máscara, Shocker, Terrible DQ Atlantis, Carístico, Volador Jr.
Atlantis replaced Diamante Azul on Wednesday. The rudos hit Tirantes and blamed Volador, who was DQed. Volador and Mascara set up a singles match for next week.

That’ll be singles match #30 this year for Volador, not including the Best of Super Juniors (but including some short tournament matches.) It’s the third with La Mascara: Volador beat him in a Liga Elite match and beat him in the Universal tournament.

WWE was also in town Saturday night. The building was estimated at being 75% full. The Santos were backstage during the show. Dark Angel was with the WWE staff at the show; she’s usually working with the NXT group.

In interviews, the current Sin Cara said it was divine justice that he ended up with the name, and suggested Dragon Lee and Rush would be do well in WWE.

WWE was in Monterrey on Sunday.

AAA’s TV announced that Guerra de Titanes will take place on January 20th in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera. That’s what they did last year after Guerra de Titanes was canceled in Ciudad Madero. There was never an indication the show would be held anywhere, so maybe this was the plan all along. Upcoming AAA TV schedule looks like Ciudad Juarez (12/10), a whole lot of best of stuff or holiday pre-emptions (12/17, 12/24, 12/31, 01/07), Chilpancingo (01/14 & 01/21) and Guerra de Titanes airing on 01/28 and 02/04. Like last year, it’ll probably be moving pieces around for Rey de Reyes.

Pentagon Jr. is debuting in WWC on 01/07 & 01/08.  I’ve so lost track of Pentagon’s non-Mexico schedule that I’m not even sure if he’s around for Guerra de Titanes, but it looks like he’s in San Diego the day after.

Azteca 7 aired a Golden Magic special in what was the Sunday Elite replay spot. It’s probably just some best of material, but that seems like a good sign. I went to Azteca website for Lucha Azteca to see if they posted it there and found the Lucha Azteca website doesn’t exist. It’s been removed from the website, you just get redirected to the main page. That seems like a bad sign, there’s not a lot of point in doing that if you’re going to just be back in a few months. The show is not yet on the unofficial Liga Elite channel.

MDA has posted their entire Anniversary show to their Facebook page. +Lucha (and MDA on their own channel) have already posted the Delta/Galactar mask match, and nothing else on that card jumps out as must watch.

Lucha Underground donated a Pentagon Jr. outfit to the Martial Arts museum as part of their presentation.

A trios match with CMLL’s Magia Blanca & local Colapso turned bloody in Cuernavaca. Those two will have a mask match on 12/15, with Caristico also on the card.

There will be a benefit show for Gringo Loco on Friday in the Berwyn Eagle’s Club. I may have some place else to be, but I’d like to go myself. The latest report is Gringo is walking and moving around but still recovering, and they’re not sure if he’ll be at that show.

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.

Arana Negra, Corsario Jr. and El Cadete will be honored on the Box Y Lucha award banquet as the best luchadors from Quintana Roo.

Caristico/Ultimo Guerrero in Arena Mexico, CaraLucha, KDR tonight

Principe Diamante
Principe Diamante

CMLL (FRI) 12/02/2016 Arena México [CMLL, CultIcon, thecubsfan]
1) Cancerbero & Raziel b Oro Jr. & Príncipe Diamante Oro Jr. & Príncipe Diamante vs Cancerbero & Raziel (posted by thecubsfan)
14:30. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Blue Panther Jr., Drone, The Panther b Disturbio, Okumura, Virus Estrellita, Marcela, Sanely vs Metálica, Tiffany, Zeuxis (posted by thecubsfan)
14:50. Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Estrellita, Marcela, Sanely b Metálica, Tiffany, Zeuxis Blue Panther Jr., Drone, The Panther vs Disturbio, Okumura, Virus (posted by thecubsfan)
14:13. Tecnicas took 1/3 after both Tiffany and Estrellita interfered after getting eliminated. Rematch challenges followed.
4) Ángel de Oro b Negro Casas [lightning] Ángel de Oro vs Negro Casas in a lightning match (posted by thecubsfan)
9:13. Negro Casas submitted Angel de Oro with a scorpion.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Volador Jr. b El Cuatrero, Máscara Año 2000, Sansón Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Volador Jr. vs El Cuatrero, Máscara Año 2000, Sansón (posted by thecubsfan)
10:12. Straight falls, Maximo using a kiss and the ropes to beat Mascara.
6) Euforia, Hechicero, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Carístico, Valiente Atlantis, Carístico, Valiente vs Euforia, Hechicero, Último Guerrero (posted by thecubsfan)
9:53. Rudos took 1/3, the last by Ultimo Guerrero & Euforia cheating Caristico

Generally good show with a lot of matches building to to the future. Fourth match was the best match.

CMLL’s Saturday Coliseo show has La Mascara, Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja vs Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr. as a main event.

Caralucha is back tonight with a Flamita vs Jack Evans vs Cavernario main event. Semimain is Ultimo Guerrero & Templario versus Fly Warrior & Hechicero.

Kamikaze del Ring are also running in Arena Azteca Budokan, with a Magia Blanca vs Flyer vs Centvrion vs Mr. Leo match where the winner gets a title match with Bandido tonight.

Elite says they pulled Black Tauro, Bandido, Golden Magic, Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. off a show in Zacatecas today due to issues with promoters. That usually means Elite didn’t get a payment from the promoter, but it’s just surprising Elite is getting a cut when they’re not running the show. It’s also possible those guys were simply moved to the show Rey Escorpion is promoting in Sonora tonight.

AAA’s TV today has

  • Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba [bull terrier]
  • Daga, Joe Lider, Pentagón Jr. vs Dave The Clown, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown
  • Pagano vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Psycho Clown

Ivelisse, Taya, Brian Cage and Jeff Cobb action figures are coming, which suggests that people who came to LU under a character they already owned kept the rights for these sorts of things.

Angelico says he was working on AAA calendar, which might be the mystery photo shoots AAA has been doing.

Barbaro Cavernario and Stuka have new shirts for FantasticaMania.

The latest Fuego en el Ring podcast is up.

LuchaWorld has the latest news update.

+Lucha & MedioTiempo has a new show, 4 Esquinas El Debate, with El Bandido as guest.

CultIcon writes about the AAA video game.

Lineup

CMLL (FRI) 12/09/2016 Arena México
1) Oro Jr. & Stigma vs Sangre Azteca & Skándalo
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Okumura, Puma, Tiger
3) Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, Zeuxis vs Dalys, La Vaquerita, Marcela [Relevos Increíbles]
4) Valiente vs La Máscara [lightning]
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Volador Jr. vs Máscara Año 2000, Shocker, Terrible
6) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Mistico vs Mephisto, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Dragon Lee, who took the pinfall last night on ROH PPV (and figures to do the same tomorrow) is back for an all-star trio to continue the march to Ultimo Guerrero/Caristico. Dinastia & Cuatrero will get over this week by watching Shocker & Terrible wrestle, I guess.

I’m going to keep expecting Valiente to lose every match for about six months, just to because it would make CMLL look silly. He might not! The sides on the tercera suggest they’re heading to a relevos suicidas down the road.

CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-12-02 

Negro Casas is GOAT
Negro Casas is the GOAT

Recapped: 12/02/2016

What happened: Último Guerrero cheated to defeat Carístico in the main event, and they teased a mask/hair match. Both teams cheated a little bit in the women’s match, and they set up a rematch next week. Máximo cheated to defeat Mascara Año 2000 (for no good reason, he’d gotten in his finishing kiss) too. Nothing in particular was set up there, maybe because they were already doing two mic segments.

All these feuds coming up at once suggest there’s a big show coming. It’s possible they could hold them all off until the holidays, but it also wouldn’t be a surprise if they did some of this sooner. Último Guerrero is often back home around Christmas week, so that may be one getting done a little quicker.

Principe Diamante also re-debuted as a member of the main roster. He’d been around before as a mini, and still looks like a tall mini, but a tall mini who won the Mr. CMLL contest. There’s always suspicions the bodybuilding contest may be as predetermined as everything else. Suddenly getting booked regularly (when CMLL seems to be scheduling shows weeks in advance) seems a sign of some plan, but losing in his debut suggests there’s not one.

What was good: One of the matches without an angle! I really loved the Casas/Angel de Oro match for a nine minute showcase. The second match was good as well.

Where can I watch it: I’ll have it up later. After drama earlier, there was no particular geoblocking problem on Claro. I’m not really sure that we fixed it. It could’ve just been the social media person being wrong because they have been before. It worked, that’s all that really matters. (more…)

CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2016-11-29

Pequeno Nitro runs himself into the corner very hard, which is what watching this show feels like
Pequeno Nitro runs himself into the corner very hard, which is what watching this show feels like

Recapped: 11/30/2016

What happened: Ephesto cheated to beat Guerrero Maya.

What was good: Fourth match was best, but nothing was really worth slowing down to watch.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s channel. (more…)