Alberto unloads on Myzteziz on Twitter, Satanico defeats Blue Panther on CaraLucha, Aereo/Violencia

photo by Black Terry Jr.

CARA Lucha (SAT) 07/25/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Imparables del Ring, Kronosport, The Gladiatores]
1) Magnético & Puma Galáctico b Heredero Maya & Lasser
2) Ludark Shaitan b Hahastary and Keira and Lady Maravilla
Ludark was back from last week’s knee injury and got the win.
3) Pegazuz, Rayo Star, Sky Man b Magnífico I, Magnífico II, Templario Magnifico I, Magnifico II y Templario vs Rayo Star, Sky Man y Pegazuz 25-07-15 (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Great match.Money thrown in. Sky Stars challenged Los Magnificos for a 2v2 match.
4) Hombre Bala Jr. DQ Leo Hombre Bala Jr. vs Tortuga Leo 25-07-15 (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Great match. Bala tossed his mask to Leo to draw the DQ.
5) Bárbaro Cavernario & Herodes Jr. b Fly Star & Toxin Boy
Kriminal Boys left the match hurt.
6) Satánico b Blue Panther Blue Panther vs Satanico 25-07-15 (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Money thrown in, good match.

Tercera Caida posted the main event in full. Satanico either learned from the ChilangaMask match or just had a better match. Magnificos may have made their best of their chance; the CaraLucha match mentions them as members of the promotion going forward. That 2v2 match and a CMLL versus Familia de Tijuana match will take place on the 08/08 show.

CMLL (SAT) 07/25/2015 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Bengala b Apocalipsis
2) Mercurio b Acero
3) Magnus DQ Espanto Jr.
Espanto Jr. was DQed for (slightly) uynmasking Magnus, which appeared not to be the planned finish. Referee was Terror Chino.
4) Molotov b Súper Comando
5) Sangre Azteca b Star Jr.
6) Marcela & Skadi b La Comandante & Tiffany
Comandante’s first match back since a REINA trip.
7) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Shocker

A show. This is the least happening show of the week by far.

CMLL (SUN) 07/26/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Robin b Camorra & Cholo
2) Esfinge, Star Jr., Tritón b Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Nitro
3) Amapola b Princesa Sugehit [lightning]
4) Aéreo, Astral, Eléctrico DQ Demus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
Violencia fouled Aereo, and they may have made hair challenges this time.
5) Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto b Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Mephisto pulled Atlantis’ mask rolled him up for the win.
6) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Super Porky b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
La Mascara & Super Porky replaced Rush & Sombra (suspended?) on Friday. Niebla & Euforia beat Mascara & Marco for the win.

So: trios title match and hair match on the 8th? Seems that way.

Alberto el Patron had a Twitter meltdown tonight, vowing to beat up Myzteziz when they next crossed paths at TripleMania. (Backup screens are here.) There was no explanation of what Myzteziz had actually done, just a lot of Alberto threats. He told Myzteziz to bring a gun and all of his friends from Tepito and Alberto was still going to beat him up.

Aerostar, Faby Apache, Machine Rocker, Taya, Australian Suicide, Ludxor, Argenis, Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Octagoncito, Mini Histeria and Mini Psicosis are working four shows in Colombia at the start of August. There’s a press release here; it’s a summer festival which brought in CMLL luchadors four years ago. They do a nice job of changing the cards around slightly each day. The last show of the batch is Saturday, August 8th – and TripleMania is the next day. It would be rough but not impossible to make it back to Mexico City in time. Most of the people on that list seem like those who may not have a spot on TripleMania, so maybe that’s not the plan. Aerostar, Faby and Taya are the three big exceptions – someone’s got to work opposite Goya in a Relevos AAA – but it’d be a very long day if that’s the plan so it may not be. Guess we’ll know soon.

ChilangaMask added Trauma II versus Blue Panther to their 08/16 Arena Naucalpan show. That’s match five, so they’re getting close to a full card.

SuperLuchas looks back at a Mil Mascaras title defense, plus an interesting tale of a Solitario/Santo title match. Solitario tried to unmask Santo. Didn’t work, and Santo responded by unmasking Solitario and holding him so the entire crowd could get a good look. Solitario ran to the back, covering his face. Referee counted him out, and gave Santo the title. Commissioner immediately overruled the finish and declared it vacant. That sounds like there were some issues there. (It also sounds like I need to fix about six different title matches – Luchas 2000 records were right.)

The Gladiatores has a recap of Nicho defeating Pagano. Nicho was stretchered out after the match.

LuchaWorld has a KrisZ’s news report.

TKD wrote about the July 18th Arena Coliseo show, and figured out the favorite matches he’s seen and Black Terry Jr.’s seen.

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Ultimo Guerrero versus the world, Volador beats Mascara, Nicho shaves Pagano, Demon on TripleMania

CMLL (FRI) 07/24/2015 Arena México [Box Y Lucha, CMLL, Terra]
1) Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. b Akuma & Espiritu Negro
straight falls. An Oro Jr. swing kick from the apron caught Espiritu Negro in the mouth, and he ended the fall bleeding on the mat. He left the match. Akuma rallied to beat Oro, but lost to Sobreano in the second.
2) Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis b Estrellita, Lluvia, Skadi Estrellita, Lluvia, Skadi vs Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis (posted by luchablogdos)
Rudos took 2/3. Skadi replaced Vaqeurita and Zeuxis did the same for Tiffany Seductora. Match got bad for a stretch in the third fall, lowlighted by Skaid missing on a sliding dropkick and Zeuxis diving over the rail on ‘impact’ anyway. Dalys continued her win streak by beating Estrellita for the win.
3) Dragon Lee, Máximo, Titán b Dragón Rojo Jr., Felino, Rey Bucanero Dragon Lee, Máximo, Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Felino, Rey Bucanero (posted by luchablogdos)
Rudos took 2/3, the last when Maximo accidentally kissed ref Edgar and Bucanero used the distraction to foul his perennial rival.
4) Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr., Negro Casas b Boby Zavala, Disturbio, Virus [En Busca de un Idolo] Lucha de Maestros del Torneo En Busca de un Idolo (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Trainers and final four of En Busca de un Idolo. Team Casas took 2/3 in a great match. Match centered on Negro Casas being worked over by the rudos, trapped from his partners for long stretches, but eventually beating Zavala for the winning pin.
5) Volador Jr. b La Máscara
La Mascara replaced La Sombra on Thursday (presumed suspension.) Mascara took fall 1, Volador rallied took take 2 & 3.
6) Diamante Azul, Shocker, Último Guerrero DQ Marco Corleone, Rey Escorpión, Thunder [Relevos Increíbles]
Marco Corleone replaced Rush on Thursday (suspension?) Thunder foul kicked Ultimo Guerrero.

Attendance looked like it dropped right back to normal. The En Busca de un Idolo is worth going out of your way to see. Recaps differ about Ultimo Guerrero feuding with Rey Escorpion or Thunder – maybe it was both, but it’s Thunder he’s paired with next week.

Ultimo Guerrero says he wants Thunder’s mask. Can that just take place on a Tuesday?

Volador said La Mascara is a good luchador but not a difficult opponent for him. Volador would be willing to give Mascara a title shot on the Anniversary show.

Estrellita wouldn’t mind facing Dalys in a hair match at the Anniversary show. It’s the season for making challenges on the odd chance someone is listening.

Sombra was off.

CMLL, Telcel and a lottery company are doing a contest for Anniversary tickets. Of note, the rules list the Anniversary show as happening in September, but give no date. That’s a chance from the story writing contest (which had said 09/18) and opens up the possibility CMLL is wavering on the date.

Nicho beat Pagano for his hair in Tijuana. Pagano had won pretty much every match in that feud until now.

AAA did not announce the card for TripleMania on Friday after all. There was no explanation given, though it’s possible they thought it was better to save it for a day where everyone wasn’t focus on Hulk Hogan’s issues. They did announced one more match, Blue Demon Jr. celebrating his 30th anniversary by teaming with La Parka versus Mesias & Electroshock. This match as no particular hook besides the Demon anniversary. The preview even notes tecnico Electroshock lost his hair to tecnico Mesias on this show last year – and now they’ll be teaming together as rudos. It would’ve made more sense to put Hijo del Pirata in Mesias’ spot, but this match surely also doubles as a way to get important people on the card without interfering with matches that might actually be good.

Electroshock being in this match suggest he’s not part of the AAA Trios title match I thought I saw on the lineup. The Psycho Circus are busy with the Villanos, which eliminated any existing trios from challenging. It could’ve been changed or a fake out to begin with, but Cibernetico figures to be on this show and a trios title match remains the easiest way. (Jack, Angelico and Suicide are left, but they haven’t been put together as a team a lot lately.) That’d also mean AAA will have at least 7 matches on this show, since there’s bound to be relevos AAA and a big mutliman scramble to take care of everything else.

I wonder if the original timing of the TripleMania might have to do with it being announced on TV today anyway. (It’s back to being on at 5 today.) That’s usually the deal with the AAA pushes an announcement in Spanish, but it may be a different deal in English. Guess we’ll see.

CaraLuchas has a show today with Blue Panther versus Satanico as the main event. They’ve also got promos for Los Magnificos versus the Sky Stars and Hombre Bala versus Leo.

There’s a benefit show for Bogar Jr. in San Luis Potosi today, who had a double fracture of his left leg after hitting the barricade on a dive.

Ciclope talks about his upcoming deathmatches in Japan.


CMLL (FRI) 07/31/2015 Arena México
1) Astral, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
2) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
3) Esfinge vs Disturbio [En Busca de un Idolo]
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Boby Zavala [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
6) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Kráneo, Ripper, Thunder

Invasors in a Friday main event is very strange, and every strange thing feels like it’s related to either Sombra & Rush being suspended and/or weird anniversary plans. It’s probably also related to wanting to keep TGR together to face Maximo, as CMLL repeats the Rey Bucanero/Maximo feud for the thousandth time. (That seems like something you’d throw in a cage, because you need a certain amount of feuds and ther’es no way they’d main event with that alone.)

En Busca de un Idolo round 2 starts of with 1 vs 2 and 3 v 4 from the first round.

Segunda has the (scheduled) return of Rey Cometa. This would be his first CMLL match in six months, since he hobbled thru a match with Barbaro Cavernario at FantasticaMania in January.

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Rush & Sombra not wrestling today, AAA’s TV show not on YouTube, Leyendas Inmortales in Queretaro

LI (TUE) 07/21/2015 Arena Querétaro [Aqui La Lucha, Diario de Queretaro]
1) El Rojo & Silver Fish b Angel King & Nieto Del Halcon Negro
2) Black Fury & Medussa b Casandra & Tania La Guerrillera
Medussa replaced Yuca (temporary retirement?)
3) César & Picudo b Brujo Maya & Perro Del Ring
4) Fuerza Guerrera & Máscara Año 2000 b Heavy Metal & Solar I [super libre]
Fuerza pulled Solar’s mask and Mascara fouled Heavy to give the rudos the win.
5) As Charro, Dos Caras Sr., El Fantasma DQ Canek, Hechicero (CMLL), Negro Navarro
Hechicero fouled Fantasma for the DQ, then asked for a title shot.

This was the show honoring Carlos Maynez. Hechicero’s a smart guy, but that doesn’t seem like how you get a title shot. (I kinda of want to see Hechicero versus Fantasma, especially if it involves Hijo del Fantasma rooting his dad on from the front row.)

Octagon seems to be gone from this promotion for a while, with Solar replacing him. When even the Old Guy Promotion won’t use you…

Yuca posted on Facebook that she’s not wrestling for a while due to unspecified injuries. It looks like she was wrestling as recently as Sunday.

Ingobernables prove to be a little governable

Sombra & Rush appear to be suspended from CMLL, in addition to their Guadalajara suspension following their fight with fans on Tuesday. It may not be as long but, for now, they’re off the lineups for Friday and Sunday. Sombra is currently listed on CMLL’s website for Puebla’s show on Monday, but that sometimes doesn’t get updated. We have no idea how long they’re off or if this would affect potential NJPW bookings. Suspensions by one Box Y Lucha commission generally are limited only to that area; the ban in Jalisco wouldn’t normally affect Sombra & Rush’s ability to wrestle in Mexico unless CMLL themselves also suspended them.

CMLL now lists La Mascara as facing Volador tonight in Arena Mexico, with Marco taking Rush’s place in the main event. Marco was already in Sunday’s main event, so it’ll be La Mascara & Super Porky replacing Rush & Sombra on that match. It’s unknown if it’s related but Pierroth – Rush’s father – is also now off next Tuesday’s Arena Coliseo Guadalajara show with Kamaitachi taking his place. That was Pierroth’s only announced CMLL match at the moment.

La Sombra versus Volador Jr. was the main draw for tonight’s show. La Mascara & Volador Jr. have turned on each other matches roughly 50 times since the Ingobernables have started and it that should be a big deal match, but La Mascara isn’t taken as seriously and no one but few people will even know it’s happening and it hasn’t been built up at all. The actual main event is now Diamante Azul, Shocker, Ultimo Guerrero versus Rey Escorpion, Thunder and Marco Corleone in an incredible partners match. The hair match is the main reason for the match, but UG versus Thunder and Rush vs Azul seemed like other big issues. (An ESTO interview with Azul posted yesterday talked about the latter.) It’s probably not a great sign for Rush if Marco heavily feuds with Azul instead.

(Meanwhile, Netflix is launching a Spanish language drama called “Ingobernable”, focused on the fictional wife of a Mexican president.)

CMLL will air at least the first four matches on Terra, including the Esfinge, Guerrero Maya, Negro Casas versus Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Virus trios match for the En Busca de un Idolo tournament. No points are on the line, but this is typically one of the better matches of the tournament. The En Busca de un Idolo group (minus Delta) appeared on a TV show, doing the “TV hosts try to learn wrestling and find out it’s very tough” bit.

AAA’s missing YouTube shows

AAA’s TV show has not been posted publicly on their YouTube channel for a number of weeks. It was uploaded as an unlisted video for a few weeks, but only found by a link on AAA’s website. It had not been posted as all the last couple weeks on YouTube.

It has been posted elsewhere. TelevisaDeports website now appears to have put up video of the matches from the last few weeks. (Here’s Mini Psycho/Dinastia. There appears to be no central location, just scattered in their video section, but the lucha libre tag helps.) I can’t actually watch the video, the loading circle just spins and spins, but the duration indicates it’s a couple minutes of clips. Televisa region blocks many of their video from being seen outside of Mexico, this may be the same issue. To my recollection, Televisa Deportes did not previously post video of AAA on that page; it was simply a (barely updated) listed of articles.

Televisa Deportes would hold the right to air the AAA show. Perhaps they also own the rights for the internet, and have decided to exercise those rights for – reasons?? – and so the YouTube channel is out and the videos are going on Televisa’s site instead. I don’t know if this is the actual reason, but I do know the presentation on Televisa Deportes is much worse than it was on the YouTube site. Any region blocking would also harm the chances of the US PPV being a success; few are going to find those videos and no one’s going to be able to watch it. (AAA US may have to create their own videos for this to work.)

Again, I’m not sure this situation – AAA no longer being able to post the show to YouTube due to Televisa – is the actual correct story. I’m just connecting dots (and sometimes I end up with the wrong picture.) Even if it’s for toher reasons, the AAA show disappearing from their YouTube channel is not good.

Other Notes

AAA announced Blue Demon would have a special match on TripleMania in celebration of his 30th wrestling anniversary. AAA is said to be announcing the card some time day. (You probably would not be reading this paragraph if it already happened.)

ChilangaMask announced Dr. Cebrero vs Virus and Caifan & Avsiman versus Ultimo Guerrero & Hechicero for it’s 08/16 ChilangaMask show in Arena Naucalpan. Those are both really good matches. The second match was set up by Caifan challenging long time rival “Rey Hechicero, Hechicero, or whatever he’s calling himself” on a recent show, and Hechicero accepting. There’s also a promo with Epydemius & Ultimo Ninja challenging the Neza Kings, so maybe that match is coming soon too.

+LuchaTV also has highlights of Caifan vs Aero Boy vs Ultimo Ninja and an interview with Japan bound Violento Jack & Ciclope.

TKD writes about the Lucha Mutante debut show.

Segunda Caida continues it’s Sky Team look back, correctly notes it’s impossible to find recaps of old shows on this site.

LuchaWorld has a recap of Tuesday’s En Busca de un Idolo matches, reminds me to go back and watch Disturbio versus Boby Zavala. (Is that the best first round match?) They also have KrisZ’s news update.

Shocker appeared at the debut of a lucha libre documentary called “Lucha Mexico”. There sure seems to be a lot of lucha libre documentaries. Gigante Bernard and Fabian el Gitano are briefly shown in the trailer, which suggests they’ve been working on this for quite some time.

SuperLuchas looks back to a El Jalisco & MS-1 draw in a hair match, believed at the time to be the first one to ever happen where both men lost their hair. Also, the time La Sombra lost his mask.

Long time Arena Aficion regular Colmillo Blanco lost his hair to unknown masked man Payaso Pretextos on Tuesday.

The Sunday Arena Coliseo Monterrey show set up a Valdez vs Felino/Tiger/Puma trios match.

AAA luchadors visited a children’s hospital.

Mini Scoria will start a city sponsored lucha libre class in Nogales.

A photo of lucha libre promoters, from around 1980.

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great match roundup, week of 2015-07-11

There was a lot of stuff I really didn’t like this week, but at least there was some stuff I actually did like.



rating matches TV Show taped
excellent Dragon Lee © vs Kamaitachi for the CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-07-14 2015-07-13
great Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr. vs La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush CMLL on Terra: 2015-07-17 2015-07-17
good Australian Suicide & Goya Kong vs Machine Rocker & Taya Valkyrie AAA on Televisa: 2015-07-11 2015-06-28
good Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito vs Espíritu Maligno, Mini Joker, Saurón CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-07-14 2015-07-13
good Dragon Lee, Mistico, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Negro Casas CMLL on Terra: 2015-07-17 2015-07-17
ok Angélico, Drago, Jack Evans vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Joe Lider AAA on Televisa: 2015-07-11 2015-06-28
ok Monsther Clown & Murder Clown vs Electroshock & Hijo de Pirata Morgan and Averno & Chessman AAA on Televisa: 2015-07-11 2015-06-28
ok Dragon Lee, Stigma, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Okumura CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-07-11 2015-06-29
ok Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-07-11 2015-06-29
ok Blue Panther, Super Porky, Titán vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-07-11 2015-06-26
ok Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs Pólvora, Rey Escorpión, Thunder CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-07-11 2015-06-26
ok Bengala & Robin vs Cholo & Espanto Jr. CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-07-11 2015-07-07
ok Ángel de Oro, Dragon Lee, Mistico vs Kamaitachi, Mephisto, Pólvora CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-07-11 2015-07-07
ok Arkalis & Black Tiger vs Artillero & Súper Comando CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-07-14 2015-07-13
ok Flyer, Lestat, Soberano Jr. vs Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Okumura CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-07-14 2015-07-13
ok Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Euforia, Rey Bucanero, Terrible CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-07-14 2015-07-13
ok Bengala vs Delavar Daivari [Aztec Medallion] Lucha Underground: 2015-07-15 2015-04-11
ok King Cuerno vs Killshot [Aztec Medallion] Lucha Underground: 2015-07-15 2015-04-11
ok Sexy Star vs Súper Fly [Aztec Medallion] Lucha Underground: 2015-07-15 2015-04-12
ok Sexy Star vs Marty Martinez [Aztec Medallion] Lucha Underground: 2015-07-15 2015-04-12
ok Ángel de Oro & Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr. & Pierroth CMLL on Terra: 2015-07-17 2015-07-17
ok Dark Angel, Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis CMLL on Terra: 2015-07-17 2015-07-17
below average La Sombra © vs Gran Guerrero for the NWA World Middleweight Championship CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-07-11 2015-06-29
below average Leono, Star Jr., Stigma vs Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-07-11 2015-07-07
below average Fuego, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pierroth, Vangellys CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-07-11 2015-07-07
below average Fuego, Stigma, Super Porky vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Pierroth CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-07-14 2015-07-13

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lucha TV preview for weekend of July 25th



  • AAA is back to the first week of a two week taping. They’ve been quietly posting previews on Fridays of late, so check back on that.
  • The show description for this week’s Lucha Underground spells Cueto wrong. At this point, it doesn’t look like El Rey will be doing a marathon of the series according to the upcoming schedule. (It’s just regular Miami Vice and movie showings.) Seemed like an obvious move, especially since they did it going in to Aztec Warfare. Still has time to change.
  • Tuesday Terra is gone. I assume they’re airing only the top four from Friday Terra, but who knows after last week.
  • Azteca likes airing women’s matches, so I assume the cibernetico will air in some form. It really makes more sense to air than the semimain.
  • There’s really no reason to record or post 52MX going forward, since all those Puebla shows will air on YouTube channel. I’m going to talk myself into doing it anyway, because YouTube channels go away and video files sometimes magically turn private.
  • This is a weak Puebla show; Maximo does go into a higher gear in big matches and the semimain will be noteworthy just to see if Sombra’s allowed to wrestle. All the other trios matches are a mixed bag. Opener is the first time Zaeta Roja will make video, and it’s always nice to get a read on the new guys.
  • if there’s no new AULL episode this week, I’ll assume it’s canceled.

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Ingobernables live up to their name and won’t be back to Guadalajara soon; Metalico/Leono off

CMLL (TUE) 07/21/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) El Chakal & Sádico b Frezzer & Virgo
2) Gallo, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. b Cancerbero, Ráfaga, Raziel
Tecnicos took 2/3
3) Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sangre Azteca DQ Blue Panther Jr., Esfinge, The Panther
Blue Panther Jr. back (so if he was hurt on Friday, he was fine enough to go here.) Rudos took 1/3, the last when Esfinge unintentionally unmasked Sangre Azteca on a monkey flip.
4) Diamante Azul, Super Porky, Titán b Kráneo, Ripper, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Mephisto, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
Rudos took 2/3. CMLL describes the third fall as the fans cheering for the rudos and distracting the Ingobernables into a loss. In reality, there was an incident between the Ingobernables and the fans. Security tried to pull all the luchadors away after the match and got them halfway up the ramp before Sombra broke free and went after the fans, kicking at some who had approached the ring. Rush followed, throwing back an umbrella. Police eventually got involved.

Cancha has a story and cell phone video on the incident between Sombra, Rush & the fans. The video starts after the initial incident, but before Sombra & Rush go back towards the fans again.

In the first fall, Mr. Niebla took a glass of beer from the fans and threw in the face of Rush. In the third fall, Rush got beer himself, tried to throw it at Niebla, and instead soaked the front row. (The article is unclear if this was Rush’s actual intention.) Those same fans, believed to be drunk, started throwing beer at the luchadors. The article says the luchadors attacked the fans after that. Ultimo Guerrero beat Mascara to end the match and security tried to pull Sombra, Rush, and Niebla away. That’s where the video picks up. Those same fans said or did something that enraged Sombra. He broke free, and Sombra kicked at them from the ring while they were standing next to the apron. Rush came in as support and threw theumbrella back at the fans. Niebla also came back in the ring and police had to get involved to break it up.

The president of the local box y lucha commission, Guillermo Sandoval, was at the Tuesday show. He told Cancha on Wednesday that Rush & Sombra are suspended from wrestling in Jalisco for three months. That’d last thru October 22nd. Since CMLL DF talent are only working Tuesdays, their first show back would be October 27th. Arena Coliseo and it’s management will also be punished in an unspecified way.

There probably should be something done about the security, which appeared to be insufficient for the incident, and should’ve been throwing people out as soon as they started thrown drinks at the luchadors. Maybe the outcome will be barrier are put up between the fans and the ring, like in Arena Mexico. That change seemed to occur in response to an incident between drunk fans and wrestlers too. It would require re-configuring seats to free up enough room, which would come at some cost. The easiest fix is Arena Coliseo Guadalajara being a lot more picker about who they allow to set in that front row on the opposite side of the entrances; there’s a group of about 10 seats which the luchadors end up diving in to or brawling near, and it frequently seems like the fans in those seats are drunk or otherwise unaware of what is going on. It occasionally makes for funny visuals but it’s not the safest situation.

The Metalico/Leono hair match for next Tuesday has vanished. This seems to be a late decision; they were advertised as going on CMLL Informa to promote the match just minutes before the match, but their match was pulled from the CMLL website a few hours prior. I’m not sure why it was there, I’m not sure why it’s gone, I’m not sure if it’ll just turn back up.

This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter added a few details about TripleMania and it’s PPV. The important news was on the follow up podcast: Meltzer thinks the lineup probably will be announced in full on Friday (though notes elsewhere that the announcement of the PPV was actually delayed a week.) The WON also notes AAA had previously turned down offers to do the show as a PPV in the US as to not conflict with Lucha Underground. They’re apparently not concerned about that now, and you can read in to that what you want. Hugo Savinovich will be one of the English language announcers, with the other TBD.

AAA typically does Hall of Fame inductions on TripleMania. Perro Aguayo Jr. is certain to be inducted. Villano III may be honored as well. The show is scheduled to run three hours, which is shorter than most AAA shows. That probably means the event will only have six matches. We already know three (Myzteziz/Rey, Alberto/Cage, Villanos/Circus), there’s usually a Relevos AAA to get the minis/women/Mamba/Pimpi on, so that only leaves a couple matches to get a lot of people on the card. The La Parka/Cibernetico crew have to be worked in, and the guys who are seen on Lucha Underground have to be worked in. It’s going to be a challenge.

The Villanos/Psycho Circus really should be kept short. There’s an autograph signing for Villano III the weekend after TripleMania, and the people promoting have implied Villano III is signing because he can’t wrestle but could really use the income. That trios match has a chance of being the least well regarded match on a major PPV, but they’re doing the Villanos a favor by giving them a good payday in a big spotlight.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and this past Friday’s En Busca de Un Idolo.

+LuchaTV has a lot of new clips, including Rich Swann vs Septimo Dragon for the FIP title, Violento Jack & Aeroboy vs Ciclope & Miedo Extreo for the X-LAW Tag championship and Blue Panther building up his match with Satanico this weekend.

King Jaguar is willing to bet his hair to get another shot at Lestat.

A boxing and lucha libre exhibit was opened at the PRI political party headquarters.

SuperLuchas looks back at shows from July 22nd, 1984

Apolo Valdes writes about Ultimo Guerrero and indy lucha libre from last weekend.


IWRG (SUN) 07/26/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Aeroman & Alas de Acero vs Araña de Plata & Hip Hop Man
2) Dragón Celestial & Metaleón vs Enigma & Imposible
3) Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic, Súper Nova vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
4) Hijo del Solar, Máscara Sagrada, Solar I vs Halloween Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Canis Lupus, Coloso Chris, Príncipe Orión

Panteras win the tag titles and aren’t back for the next show. Crazy Americans face off against the Navarros for whatever reason. An IWRG show.

ELL (SAT) 08/08/2015 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Black Danger & Mirage vs Black Phantom & Xperia
2) Eternus & Lady Lee vs Destroyer & Ryan Kidd
3) Fantastik, Mr. Maldito, Platino vs Ángel Metálico, Jonathan, Star Dragón
4) Histeria & Psicosis II vs Tony Casanova & X-Torm
5) Hijo de LA Park & LA Park vs La Sombra & Rush

Evolution has mostly been running smaller buildings in Tijuana; this might be the first show at the big building and they’ve brought in Sombra, Rush and LA Park for it.

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Lucha Underground 1×37: PenUltimaLucha

Prince Puma


Texano Jr. defeated Johnny Mundo (5:50, DQ when the Crew ran in, GOOD)
The Mack defeated Cage (0:42, corner sunset flip, OK)
Fenix regained his Aztec Medallion (OK)

  • Ricky Mandell eliminated (0:42, thrown by Famous B)
  • Argenis eliminated (0:53, thrown by Famous B)
  • Killshot eliminated (1:50, shoved off the top by DelAvar Daivari)
  • Vincenzo Massaro eliminated (2:34, stunner by DelAvar Daivari)
  • Super Fly eliminated (2:47, monkey flip by Mascarita Sagrada)
  • Mascarita Sagrada eliminated (2:47, self elimination)
  • Famous B eliminated (3:30, slid out by DelAvar Daivari & Marty Martinez)
  • DelAvar Daivari eliminated (4:01, by Fenix)
  • Fenix pinned Marty Martinez (“huracanrana” 7:09)

17 gifs from the show


Famous B wrecking people

The mystery of the medallions was finally explained on this show. Dario Cueto explained the seven medallion holders would fight at Ultima Lucha for a new belt, the Gift of the Gods. The holder of the belt can challenge for the Lucha Underground championship at any time, though they must inform Dario to give him at least a week to promote it. (“No cash-ins.”) The belt can be defended and the title shot can change hands. The medallions come back off the belt once it’s used, and begin being handed out again to repeat the process.

Six luchadors stepped in to attach their medallions to the belt. (Magnets!) Jack Evans, Aerostar, King Cuerno, Sexy Star, Bengala and Big Ryck all placed their medallions on the belt. Ryck was given his Medallion earlier in the show, as part of Dario trying to patch up their relationship. (Big Ryck also took some money.) Fenix was not there, with Dario happily noting Fenix had been destroyed by Mil Muertes.

Dario announced a battle royal (with the final two going to pinfall/submission) to determine the new holder of the Medallion. Fenix came out before Dario went any farther. He did not get the Medallion back, but did get placed in the battle royal – which he won, against some of the lower ranked LU competitors. No one quite explained why Fenix was late.

Dario had a busy night. He explained Ultima Lucha would in fact begin next week. (The August 5th show remains two hours; they’re expanding it.) Cage versus the Mack will be added to that show in falls count anywhere match, after Mack’s flash pin over Cage led to them brawling around the arena and laying out security. Dario promised to put any stray item he had laying around at ringside so they could use it too.

the CGI on this show is so life like

That wasn’t all for Dario: he informed Hernandez that the Lucha Underground fans on Twitter hated him. Hernandez wasn’t concerned until Dario decided to let those fans participate. Next week’s match will be a lumberjack strap match with the fans as lumberjacks (“Believer’s Backlash”.) Hernandez main concern was Dario having good insurance, suggested he wouldn’t be afraid to fight back.

The opener of the show was a competitive match between Texano & Johnny Mundo. Texano looks to have a chance to win until Mr. Cisco and Cortez Castro ran into attack him. Alberto made a surprising save, wanting to get after Alberto himself. Alberto and Texano were left alone in the wrong and had a testy staring contest before Alberto left.

The show was to end with a Prince Puma promo. Of course, that didn’t happen – Catrina and Mil Muertes interrupted before Puma said one word. They were the distraction to a Disciples of Death attack, but Puma fought them out and challenged Muertes to take him on right now. Muertes did, but Puma also took him out and landed the 630 senton to end the show. Striker pushed the idea of Konnan not being around; it’s unclear if he’ll be back for the title match.

Ultima Lucha Card (07/29 & 08/05)

Fenix launches himself into a tope con giro
  1. Prince Puma (c) versus Mil Muertes for the Lucha Underground championship
  2. Aerostar vs Jack Evans vs Bengala vs Big Ryck vs Sexy Star vs Fenix vs King Cuerno for the Gift of the Gods championship
  3. Johnny Mundo versus Alberto el Patron
  4. Angelico, Son of Havoc and Ivelisse (c) versus the Disciples of Death for the Lucha Underground Trios championship
  5. Vampiro versus Pentagon Jr. in a Cero Miedo match
  6. Hernandez versus Drago in a Believer’s Backlash match
  7. Blue Demon Jr. versus Texano
  8. the Mack versus Cage in a falls count anywhere match

The Mack/Cage was explicitly said to be taking place next week. They were less clear on the other ones, but they’re listed in the preview for next week. It probably will not be announced, but there will also be a ‘everyone who doesn’t have a match’ battle royal along the way.


springboard kick on target

If the last one was kind of simple, this one was extremely busy. New belt, new match, new stipulation, new extra hour to the finale. There were matches too. Texano/Mundo was really fun while it lasted and something I’d enjoy seeing again down the road. They mixed well together, with Texano looking the best he’s been as a face and Mundo’s rudo antics working. They gave the Alberto/Texano staredown a moment to make sure everyone saw, and understood they weren’t still friends, which was nice. It’s like them going over the UltimaLucha card one more time, just giving time to make sure everyone knew what’s going and what’s coming up.

The battle royal had some good moments and some not as good. We got to see the alternate universe where Famous B was one of the top guys in the promotion, and it was not bad. It’s surprising to see Marty get the spotlight at the end instead Killshot or Daivari. It didn’t quite work out with the finish at the end (which looked like it was originally something much more complex, and even the cover up cradle they did should’ve been retried.)

Big Ryck getting a medallion like he did felt like they just ran out of time. Fenix got a big win after his long absence seemingly just to re-establish him as an important figure after his long absence. Big Ryck hasn’t been gone, but – as Dario noted – he hasn’t been a big figure since those early episodes. Ryck’s just been winning a lot of matches for Dario’s opponents.

I didn’t like doing the Prince Puma promo fakeout. It acknowledges how weird it is that he never talks, which doesn’t seem like something they’re going to ever address. They needed an excuse to do the fight and didn’t want to do the faceoff, but it’s a bait and switch. (And since the Mack/Cage match was a bit of a nonmatch, it was the second one on the show where they also had a DQ.)

Vinny made the GIFs!

It’s probably not as much an issue for most people, but I hope there’s an explanation of why Fenix was late and had to be in the battle royal (besides “they wanted to do a battle royal”.) That seems like too inexplicable to be ignored, and they usually go somewhere with those sorts of things.

The Mack/Cage post match brawl was good, but probably suffers a little bit by having the bad timing to come a couple days after Undertaker & Brock did a similar deal. (I think there’s a good chance Cage & Mack have a better match.)

The whole idea of the Aztec Medallions/Gift of the Gods title is interesting and opens up possibilities for the future. There are very clearly defined ways to get a title shot in Lucha Underground, and this opens up a new one without needing Puma to get beat or laid out to do so.

The fight at the end was fun. Mil Muertes is the killer, but the one big change they’ve made with Mil v2.0 is Catrina’s more obviously the one running the show. She’s not his valet, he’s her weapon.

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