Rey Escorpion versus Ultimo Guerrero, hair versus hair, to take place on July 17th

Not a team match, not a cage match, just a one on one singles match: Rey Escorpion will face his former mentor Ultimo Guerrero in about a month in a hair versus hair match. The two signed the contracts on CMLL Informa after teasing it at a press conference earlier today. The press conference and the previous matches had heavily suggested a multiman match, but the singles match is the best chance at drawing a big audience and delivering a good match. Some of Ultimo Guerrero’s best work in recent years has been as a pseudo-tecnico against Rey Escorpion and this should be no different.

The match should air on Azteca on August 1st. Unless there’s a change, it will not air in Mexico. Ultimo Guerrero is the favorite to win, both given how the feud has played out so far and Rey Escorpion’s record in apuesta matches, but it’s not a certainty.

The July 17 live event also should include the final first round matches of the En Busca de un Idolo tournament. The partner versus partner matchups of Delta versus Guerrero Maya Jr. and Disturbio versus Boby Zavala haven’t been scheduled yet, and would make sense for a big show. CMLL might add another bigger match, but there’s no telling for sure until it gets closer.

It’s really strange that CMLL waited until after the press left to make this announcement. Just another weird CMLL thing.

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Boby Zavala and no one else wins in Busca, Lucha Underground,

CMLL referee literally living in the past, counts submission after time has run out. (Even if he doesn’t see the clock, he’s got an earpiece in.)

CMLL (TUE) 06/23/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Acero & Aéreo DQ Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia
rudos fouled Acero for the DQ in straight falls.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Nitro b Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Súper Halcón Jr.
3) Flyer TLDRAW Canelo Casas [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarta Temporada del torneo (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Neither man was capable of beating the other in the time limit. Super Porky was the guest referee, and made a joke of giving everyone 10. Flyer scored a 10 (Porky), 8 (Gladiador), 6 (Shocker), 5 (Tirantes). Canelo, who failed at an inverted suplex during the match, scored a 10, 8, 7, 5 for an inexplicable 30.
4) Boby Zavala b Blue Panther Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarta Temporada del torneo (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Zavala won with a top rope splash. Bobby scored a 10 (Porky), 7 (Gladiador), 9 (Shocker), 6 (Tirantes) for 32. Blue Panther Jr., who also failed on a suplex, scored a 10, 8, 6, 5 for a 29.
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente DQ Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
Another straight falls match ending in DQ, with Sagrado unmasking Valiente.
6) Atlantis, Dragon Lee, La Máscara b Felino, Terrible, Vangellys
7) Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
Misitca on Mephisto.

I missed this show. I’m told that was possibly a good thing.

Puma won the Occidente Light Heavyweight Championship from Exterminador. I’m still not sure Exterminador was champion, I’m pretty sure this is something I should be able to look up officially instead of doing my own research, I’m definitely sure it doesn’t matter.

Today’s Lucha Underground episode is #33, Death vs the Dragon. Matches on the schedule

  • Sexy Star vs Super Fly
  • Aerostar vs The Mack vs Marty Martinez vs Cage
  • Mil Muertes vs Drago, winner gets the Ultma Lucha title match against Prince Puma

Also, there’s a vignette with Cartina and the current trios champions on YouTube already. Pentagon Jr. will also make an appearance. I’m going to guess he’ll be there to make balloon animals for all the children break someone’s arm.

Today’s IWRG show has the big Black Terry/Eterno singles match, built over the last month. +LuchaTV has Black Terry challenging for the match and a bloody Eterno vowing to take over.

Black Terry Jr. has video of the Rich Swann/Flamita match from DTU. DTU notes the turnout didn’t go so well, but they still felt like they put on a good show for the people who did come.

Matt D at Segunda Caida watches Dragon Lee, Fuego, Oro Jr. versus Metalico, Skandalo and Virus, tragically decides he’s going to watch Oro versus Metalico.

Terra is having a poll for best luchador ever. El Santo is leading in very light voting.

Zexuis  says she’s feeling 80-90%, returned about a month early by her choice, and wants to defend her title against Vaquerita.

Apolo Valdez writes about the current state of lucha libre media.

SuperLuchas looks back to Mil Mascaras vs Perro Aguayo and talks to Sagrado about the All Elite show.

Voices of Wrestling has the latest Lucha of the Hidden Temple reviewing the last two Lucha Underground episodes.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 06/30/2015 Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
2) Metatrón, Soberano Jr., Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Nitro
3) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Esfinge [En Busca de un Idolo]
4) Delta vs Disturbio [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Fuego, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
6) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, La Máscara vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Pólvora

Guerrero Maya Jr. should work rudo in his match, because that’s the best chance of that match working. They’ve done no storyline sequences on this show since Dragon Lee/Kamaitachi got pulled. There’s been some good matches some weeks, but I’m not sure if this will be one of those.

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Flamita defeats Rich Swann in DTU, All Elite weirdness

photo by Black Terry Jr.

DTU (SUN) 06/21/2015 Deportivo Benito Juárez, Gustavo A. Madero, Distrito Federal [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Kronosport, The Gladiatores]
1) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony b Joven Maravilla, Maremoto Jr., Perro Mocho Jr.
2) Masamune b Rocky Lobo
3) Jinzo b Septimo Dragon
4) Lokillo b Black Fire and Lanzeloth and Artikus
5) Crazy Boy & Pesadilla b Joven Maravilla & Maremoto Jr.
Scheduled to be a tag title defense, but the titles are instead vacant. The younger guys wrestled twice, fought well, but lost.
6) Flamita b Rich Swann
said to be very good

Attendance was terrible. All the early pictures I saw seemed to be taken from the same side of the ring, and there appeared to be all of 50 people in frame. Kept hoping there was a bigger crowd behind the camera, but no – they were all taking pictures on that side because there were even less fans there. The Gladiatores recaps speculates Father’s Day or the heavy rain might have kept people away. ChilangaMask did do a pretty good crowd on the same day, though did they start prior to the rain. They also ran long because of the rain delay – if there were people planning on going on both shows, they may have changed their mind.

The card, outside of the main event, was also heavily changed around. A couple matches just didn’t turn up. I dunno. DTU announced shows in Saltillo (07/03), Monterrey (07/04) and Nuevo Laredo (07/05) on Facebook.

CMLL (MON) 06/22/2015 Arena Puebla [El Popular, Periodico Enfoque]
1) King Jaguar, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr. b Arkalis, Lestat, Rey Samuray
The Battllon de la Muerte brought roosters to the ring. King Jaguar beat Lestat for the win.
2) Goya Kong, Lluvia, Marcela b Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Marcela beat Dalys.
3) Okumura, Tiger, Virus b Fuego, Stigma, Tritón
Stigma replaced Dragon Lee, Tiger replaced Kamaitachi. Okumura beat Stigma.
4) Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper b Atlantis, Delta, Naito
Kraneo beat Atlantis, and Atlantis needed medical attention after the match. Naito’s last match for this tour.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
Guerreros took 1/3, Gran Guerrero beating Sombra clean in the third. Sombra & Gran made singles and mask match challenges post match.

Gran Guerrero versus La Sombra is an odd Puebla Anniversary main event.

Bobby Lashley and Davey Richards (or names spelled similarly) are listed as the mystery main event wrestlers on Sunday’s All Elite show. Xtreme Tiger is the mystery guy lower down on the card, and may also be planned to be on the TNA show. Terra gets the lineups directly from CMLL programming – they’ve had changes to the lineups before CMLL’s website every time – but something’s clearly wrong here. No one seemed to know what was going on and All Elite wasn’t saying anything, but Davey’s already come out and said he’s working the TNA show and I’d assume the same for Lashley.

The only innocuous explanation I can come up with is All Elite booked these guys long ago, the TNA PPV got announced a bit later, and All Elite never told CMLL (or the right people in CMLL) they changed the main event. That’d also explain why All Elite hasn’t announced the surprise wrestlers – they may have not figured out the replacements. I have no idea why CMLL even puts out the All Elite card.

Robin replaces Leono on Saturday.

Today’s CMLL main event is Hijos del Infierno vs Volador, Mistico and Angel de Oro. The En Busca de un Idolo matches are Flyer/Canelo and Panther/Zavala. Mini opener should air on Terra and should be good. Guadalajara has Puma going for the title against…someone.

Myzteziz was back in action over the weekend in Puebla. He posted on Twitter that he was doing better after his knee injury. (Edit: He also wrestled in Lucha Libre Boom on Wednesday.) Fenix was replaced by Drago on that show; not sure of a return date for him yet.

Maximo says his ankle injury turned out to just be a sprain. That’s a great relief. He plans to be in Guadalajara today as scheduled. No promotion is as quick to put people on stretchers for injuries as CMLL. That’s likely the best thing for injury treatment, but it causes a false alarm a week or at least a numbing sensation to the whole thing. (Triton went out on a stretcher too, and I haven’t thought about it twice.)

Dark Angel was spotted back at the NXT Performance Center this week. She’s not listed on any upcoming Mexico event.

Masked Republic is now selling official lucha libre masks, starting with Hijo del Fantasma.

Ophidian promo for his 07/19 ChilangaMask promo.

Heddi Karaoui mentioned a Lucha 2000 article has named himself, El Dandy and Solar as training Santo Jr. 

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews Negro Casas vs Mocho Cota.

DJ Spectro looks back at Tamba.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 06/28/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Blue Monsther & Hijo del Alebrije vs Enigma & Picudo Jr.
2) Dragón Celestial, Skayde, Vortize vs Aramis, Atomic Star, Super Jack
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
4) Danny Casas, Solar I, Súper Nova vs Eterno, Negro Navarro, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Pantera, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Coloso Chris, Príncipe Orión

Who is Coloso Chris and why should I care about him being in the main event? Good for Blue Monsther for making it to a real show.

CMLL (MON) 06/29/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Paris vs Espíritu Maligno & Guerrero Espacial
2) Black Tiger, Lestat, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora
4) Dragon Lee, Stigma, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Okumura
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
6) La Sombra © vs Gran Guerrero [NWA MIDDLE]
first defense; Sombra’s held the belt for over a year without defending it.

They really are doing Sombra/Gran Guerrero, though it’s unclear if this is meant to be an Anniversary show. Kamaitachi listed as back in action.

Cara Lucha (SAT) 07/11/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Principe Aereo & Rey Fenix vs Centella Atomic & Shadow
2) Demus 3:16 vs Yoruba
3) Jinzo vs Aramis, Septimo Dragon, Epydemius
4) Flamita vs Wasson
5) Felino vs Guerrero Mixtico
6) Rush vs Pagano

Really good undercard and two eh main events. Positive first: looking forward to see what Wasson can do against Flamita, the flyers four way should be fun and Yoruba and Demus seem like a good mix. I wish Guerrero Mixtico faces a Casas family member who was more likely to show up, mostly because we’re all kind of waiting for the Guerrero Mixtico breakout singles match and that doesn’t seem like it. Main event doesn’t seem promising – I kind of hope Pagano is actually drawing people because it’d be a fair tradeoff to keep booking him in high profile matches if people actually want to pay to see him. (All the indy promoters are treating him like he’s a new Necro Butcher, so maybe he is?) Rush’s work here against a much more skilled Hechicero wasn’t anything great, and I’m thinking he’ll be less interested to face an indy guy. Maybe I’ll be wrong but I’m skeptical there will be much out of that.

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great match roundup for week of 2015-05-30

I feel like I’m actually catching up. Sooner or later. Any feedback to the changes would be nice.

(True story: I have like 50 indy matches from 2014 I wrote reviews but never posted. Still. Don’t have time to make the GIFS. It may just get dumped on y’all one day.)

rating matches TV Show taped
great Mistico vs Volador Jr., Titán, Dragon Lee, The Panther, Fuego, Mephisto, Niebla Roja, Bárbaro Cavernario, Virus, Luciferno, Kamaitachi in a CMLL’s Leyenda de Plata Tournament match CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-05-30 2015-05-15
great Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-05-30 2015-05-24
good El Patrón Alberto & Fénix vs Brian Cage & El Mesías AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-30 2015-05-02
good Blue Panther Jr., The Panther, Tritón vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Tiger CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-30 2015-05-19
good La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-30 2015-05-26
good Blue Panther Jr., Boby Zavala, Canelo Casas, Delta, Disturbio, Esfinge, Flyer, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Akuma, Cancerbero, Gallo, Joker, Pegasso, Raziel, Sagrado,Stigma in a En Busca de un Idolo match and in a cibernetico match CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-30 2015-05-26
good Dragon Lee, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Kamaitachi, Pólvora CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-05-30 2015-05-24
good Delta vs Boby Zavala in a En Busca de un Idolo match CMLL on Terra: 2015-06-05 2015-06-05
ok Faby Apache & Keira vs Mary Apache & Taya Valkyrie AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-30 2015-05-02
ok El Elegido, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown vs Electroshock, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Kronos AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-30 2015-05-02
ok La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Ephesto, Euforia, Mephisto CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-30 2015-05-19
ok Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-05-30 2015-05-15
ok Fantasy & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-30 2015-05-26
ok Marco Corleone, Máximo, Naito vs Hechicero, Kráneo, Mephisto CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-30 2015-05-26
ok Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Felino, Puma, Tiger CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-05-30 2015-05-24
ok La Máscara, Máximo, Naito vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Último Guerrero CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-05-30 2015-05-24
ok Jack Evans vs Argenis [Aztec Medallion] Lucha Underground: 2015-06-03 2015-03-21
ok Angélico, Ivelisse, Son of Havoc © vs Big Ryck, Cage, Delavar Daivari [LU TRIOS] Lucha Underground: 2015-06-03 2015-03-21
ok Pentagón Jr. vs Sexy Star [submissions] Lucha Underground: 2015-06-03 2015-03-21
ok Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Canelo Casas in a En Busca de un Idolo match CMLL on Terra: 2015-06-05 2015-06-05
below average Blue Panther, Super Porky, Valiente vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Rey Escorpión CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-30 2015-05-19
watch later Mike, Skayde, Teelo vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro IWRG Zona XXI: 2015-06-01 2015-05-31
watch later Imposible © vs Leo for the IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship IWRG Zona XXI: 2015-06-01 2015-05-31

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ChilangaMask defeats the rain, Veneno keeps his title

photo by Black Terry Jr.

ChilangaMask (SUN) 06/21/2015 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (flickr), MT]
1) King Star & Nahual b Chacal & Príncipe Azteca
2) Psycho Kid b Astro Rey Jr. © and Fulgor I [EDM WELTER]
Astro Rey (also) falls on his first defense, as this title continues to pass around between these men.
3) Súper Muñeco & Súper Pinocho b Mike & Teelo
Mike replaced Leo (or the lineup changed and I missed it.)
4) Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Solar I b Avisman, Jeque, Judas el Traidor
money thrown in
5) Keira NC Chica Ye-Ye
Chica Yeye was the surprise wrestler. The show was delayed for a while due to heavy rain, and they resumed while it was still raining. Los Kriminal Boys ended up attacking both, leading into a new match.
6) Chica Ye-Ye & Keira b Fly Star & Toxin Boy
fans gave the luchadors credit for good effort despite the rain
7) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid b Arez, Belial, Impulso
Upset! The new Kamikazes unit won in a good match.
8) Virus b Caifan
very good match
9) Hechicero b Pagano
Pagano could not keep up with Hechicero’s holds, so he tried to turn it into an extreme match. Hechicero put him down with moves involving chairs.

Every match from the first on was a form of mud wrestler – the rain, the storm and the fighting brought a fair bit of dirt into the ring, and the luchadors had to battle thru those elements too. Show sounds pretty good still.

IWRG (SUN) 06/21/2015 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Hijo del Alebrije & Kanon b Atomic Star & Enigma
2) Araña de Plata, Electro Boy, Hip Hop Man b Metaleón, Mr. Leo, Vortize
3) Danny Casas, Dragón Celestial, Golden Magic b Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Imposible
4) Emperador Azteca, Pantera, Súper Nova DQ Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Universo 2000 Jr.
Emperador Azteca replaced Masamune. Eterno nearly got away with a foul on Super Nova, but the second referee caught it.
5) Veneno © b Heddi Karaoui [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Veneno took falls 1/3 in what was said to be a techincal match (despite HIjo de Pirata interfering in the second fall.) First defense.

No full DTU results yet.

Today’s Puebla show has Ingobernables versus Guerreros.

+LuchaTV has highlights of Flamita, Terry 2000, Spider Boy vs Sadico, Psicopata, Leviatham from last week’s AULL show. Sadico and Flamita teased a rematch. Sadico seems to do well against indy all starts when they’re brought in to AULL, but he’s not seen much elsewhere.

SuperLuchas looks back at past Arena Coliseo Guadalajara anniversary shows and the start of the heavyweight title on June 21st, a newsworthy union benefit show in 1967, and a double hair match won by Mendoza.

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

Segunda Caida reviews All Night Long and Dragon Lee, Sagrado, Starman vs Okumura, Sadico and Virus.

LV reviews all of this week’s lucha.

Lineups

IWRG (WED) 06/24/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) El Teniente & Sardito vs Pequeno Puma & Sexy Angel
2) Adrenalina, Centinela Oriental, Hijo del Alebrije vs Blue Monsther,Guerrero 2000, Super Jack
3) Aeroman, Dragón Celestial, Dragon Fly vs Aztlán, Enigma, Vortize
4) Espada de Plata, Keiser Drago, Toxin Boy vs Maquiavelico, Sonic, Voraz
5) Black Terry vs Eterno

Black Terry versus Eterno should be good. Terry should not trust anyone.

Is this a FILL show? Is this not a FILL show? (It does have Blue Monsther) Is this something where I’m going to be adding a dozen profiles between Thursday? Possibly.

CMLL (SAT) 06/27/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Leono vs Cholo
2) Soberano Jr. vs Inquisidor
3) Súper Halcón Jr. vs Disturbio
4) Princesa Sugehit vs La Seductora
5) Fuego vs Raziel
6) Ángel de Oro & Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto & Tiger
7) Atlantis, Dragon Lee, Mistico vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Niebla Roja, Shocker

Dragon Lee being in a match without Kamaitachi reminds us that Kamiatachi is still not back.

No Sunday CMLL Arena Mexico show lineup, because that’s the All Elite show.

CMLL (SUN) 06/28/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Johnny Dinamo & Máscara De Oro vs Mercenario & Mr. Brisa
2) Frezzer vs Linterna Verde, Explosivo, Star Black, Reycko, Gitano, Relampago, Guerrero de la Muerte, Quca, Thunder Boy [cibernetico]
56th Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Anniversary cibernetico
3) Magnum, Nube Roja, Toro Negro vs Centella, Furia Roja, Ráfaga
4) Exterminador & Maléfico vs Pitbull I & Pitbull II

More new and random names here. Quca was last seen here in 2011.

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