IWRG (SUN) 07/27/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Alfa & Omega b Kaling Black & Látigo
Latigo replaced Hijo de la Bestia
2) Emperador Azteca & Metaleon b Anubis Black & Hip Hop Man
3) Canis Lupus, Fuerza Guerrera, Guerrero Mixtico b Alan Extreme, Golden Magic, Veneno
Rudos took 1/3, Guerrero Mixtico beat Alan again.
4) Trauma I & Trauma II b Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47
Oficials jumped the Traumas with chairs, but the Traumas rallied to take the match in straight falls. Mask ripping and blood. AK-47 tried to use a bottle at the end, but it backfired with Trauma II smacking him.
5) Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly b Hijo De Dos Caras, Relámpago, Villano IV
Rudos took 1/3, Mascara sneaking in a foul on new champ Dos and X-Fly covering for the win.
I know Hijo de Mascara set up the finish, but X-Fly got the pin. Give the title shot to X-Fly.
Traumas and Oficials appear willing to murder each other to make a good match happen this year in IWRG. AK-47 needed stitches after the bottle shot to the head, which meant 911 was alone to get destroyed by the Traumas backstage. Guerrero Mistico and Alan Extreme also continued their hair versus hair feud.
Steve Pain says he’s done in AAA. This is abrupt and strange, but he did allude to some changes in his personal life on Twitter and he could be making the tough but mature choice to stay closer to home for the time being. Pain was a really nice surprise addition to AAA and will be missed.
Hijo del Pirata Morgan, who’s about to have parental issues of his own, receiving a new Anarquia t-shirt is the easiest way to patch that hole, though AAA’s now down 2 of the original 3 members of that group. The easiest way to replace Pain in his TripleMania match is just to stick Super Fly in Pain’s spot, but it always seemed like Super Fly was getting added some other way. Pain’s also on the taping prior to TripleMania, but odds remain low that AAA will announce a replacement.
Today’s the Tigre Rojo Jr. versus Blue Center mask versus mask match in Arena Puebla. The feud’s kind of snuck up on everyone and I’m not sure how big a deal it’ll turn out to be. Blue Center was originally feuding with Asturiano months ago. It turned to be a three way feud with Espiritu Maligno losing his hair instead, but it was a pretty clear signal veteran Blue Center would be risking his mask against a young Puebla luchador relatively soon. Those matches in Puebla tend to go one way, but I’m well behind on watching Puebla so I have no idea if that’s good or not. Tigre Rojo Jr. seemed promising the few times I’ve seen him.
I’ve heard the MLW Radio interview with Hijo del Fantasma was very good. I haven’t gotten to hear it yet – I’m waiting for a time where I can listen to it and take an excruciating amount of notes, hopefully in the next day or so. You shouldn’t wait for me to write about it, it’s worth checking out now.
Rob has highlights of 11/02/01 CMLL.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
A recap of the Mil Mascaras Guadalajara show on DJ Spectro’s Facebook mentions Dos Caras and Sicodelico were in rough shape, but Mil looked like Mil. That recap has the tecnicos winning the semifinal, but an R de Rudo confirms Cavernario actually submitted Solar.
Proyeccion Luchisitca returns from a long hiatus with long pieces on the final day of Gimnasio Gloria, a Mexico City licensing exam from Saturday, an interview with Black Terry, and another with Barba Negra and El Bufon.
After I noted Fenix wasn’t working spot shows this morning, here’s a recap of Fenix working a spot show in Puebla. Everyone should stop listening to me.
Lucha Libre in Japan
07/28 NOAH: Super Crazy [O] & Matt Striker b Genba Hirayanagi [X] & Kikutaro [JTL]
Team WUW is 1-1, has 2 points, and probably has to win the next two to advance.