IWRG (SUN) 02/01/2015Arena Naucalpan [Semiotica Del Deporte (Facebook), Tercera Caida]
1) Dowki & Power Bull b Alfa & Galaxy
2) Emperador Azteca, Metaleón, Pantera I b Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Hip Hop Man
3) Danny Casas, Golden Magic, Relámpago b Canis Lupus, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., X-Fly Wagner’s first match here since May (probably due to him being around after working Saturday’s UWE show.) Danny caught Canis with a cradle and wants a title shot, but Canis said Danny’s got to prove himself in a non-title match first.
4) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Universo 2000 Jr. DQ Hijo De Dos Caras & Súper Nova [super libre] DQ in a super libre match after a ref was accidentally stabbed with a fork.
5) Eterno b Chicano [hair] Seconds were Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. (Eterno) and Danny Casas (Chicano). Not sure why Canis wasn’t the Eterno’s second except they had a feud to set up. Chicano took fall 1, with Eterno bleeding already. Eterno rallied back to take 2/3, the last with a Spanish Fly. Mascara 2000 got involved in the post match (Chicano blaming him for the loss?), and he and Universo are now involved in the tag feud with Eterno/Canis & Chicano/Danny
Eterno avenges a hair loss four years later. Match should air tonight on AYM, sometime between 7pm and 2AM.
The current Comandante Pierroth says the previous Pierroth specifically picked him to get the gimmick. That’s a good story anyway. (And one they probably should’ve told a year ago if it was meant to be believed.) In that interview, Comandante Pierroth acknowledges the bad reaction to the character, saying the fans rejected him when he was originally put on top and now he’s got to earn his place. Comandante Pierroth noting how hard it is to follow Norberto Salgado makes one wonder why CMLL didn’t just give the new guy a different/new character, but the repeated mentions of how Salgado was just one of many people to use the name since the 60s is a clue. CMLL really likes it’s own IP.
Stukita says he debuted at 12, that he started making gear because it was cheaper than buying it, and his toughest opponent are the people who don’t pay him after he’s made something for them. He can make two masks a day when he’s not off wrestling someplace.
CMLL (FRI) 02/06/2015Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo & Omar Brunetti vs Jocker & Sádico [OCCIDENTE TAG, tournament]
2) Flash I & Flash II vs Exterminador & Maléfico [OCCIDENTE TAG, tournament]
3) Esfinge & Gallo vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno [OCCIDENTE TAG, tournament]
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Marco Corleone, Super Porky vs Felino, Mr. Águila, Terrible
5) Atlantis vs Gran Guerrero
That main event is just weird. Atlantis can have a good 8 minute match with anyone (and it’d probably be a better one if it was just one fall.)
No results from this past Friday have been posted but those tournament matches give about half the winners. Kind surprised the Cien Caras sons didn’t advance, but they were matched against the Flashs so they were probably doomed. I might have spent way too much time coming up with a 12 team tournament bracket for the wiki.
CaraLuchas (SAT) 01/31/2015Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Tercera Caida] 2) Arez, Belial, Impulso b Andy Boy, Danger, Guerrero Mixtico Recap notes the Neza Kings did not look as good as usual and the Indystrongtibles won easily. 3) Freelance & Mike Segura b Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito 4) Hechicero (CMLL), Magnifico, Último Guerrero b Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II Magnifico replaced Maximo. Hard hitting match by the third fall. Trauma II vs UG were the focus, with UG submitted Trauma II in the third fall. 5) Estrellita & Zeuxis b Diosa Atenea & Star Fire Zeuxis refused to help Estrellita and they stole each other’s pins, but they still won. They fought after the match. 6) Aeroboy & Flamita b Dragon Lee (CMLL) & The Panther (CMLL) Very good match. Flamita beat Dragon Lee with a Flamita Fly.
Both the main and CMLL/Navarros match sounds like they were very good. It’s not really emphasized in the result and may have not meant to be a story, but it did end up with two CMLL wins and two indy wins. The audience for the indy guys and the CMLL guys are more separate than you’d think; this might be the first time indy fans have seen The Panther and it sounds like he did well. Everyone in that match did well, though.
CMLL (SUN) 02/01/2015Arena México [CMLL]
1) Leono & Molotov b Cholo & El Rebelde Molotov actually returned!
2) Goya Kong, La Vaquerita, Marcela b Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis Tecnicas took 1/3. Goya Kong replaced Skadi on Monday.
3) Fuego, Starman, Tritón DQ Kamaitachi, Okumura, Sangre Azteca Starman subbed for Rey Cometa (knee surgery) Tecnicos took 2/3, the last with Kamaitachi taking Triton’s mask and fouling him.
4) Stuka Jr. b Hechicero [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Dragón Rojo Jr., Titán b Ephesto, Kráneo, Olímpico Blue Panther replaced Angel de Oro on Monday. Rudos took 2/3, even though Terror Chino missed Olimpico submitting Blue Panther the first time.
6) Atlantis, La Sombra, Máximo b Gran Guerrero, Shocker, Último Guerrero Atlantis submitted UG.
Reads like just a show, with no feuds set up. Which makes sense if CMLL’s not running their own show next Sunday.
The show didn’t air on Terra. Terra definitely advertised the show as airing early in the weekend, then quietly unannounced it. Terra aired a CMLL show during the Super Bowl last year, so it was not unthinkable they’d do it again this year. It’s reasonable not to want to do it again – Terra was all in on the Super Bowl – but it’s one of those countless times where it would’ve taken five seconds for someone involved to let the fans know what was going on, and no one cared enough to bother. CMLL!
I still have absolutely no idea if next week’s All Elite show will air on Terra. CMLL did not announce a Coliseo show and the All Elite show is listed as if it’s a normal CMLL show (except no poster), which would suggest it would air like normal, but this one didn’t. It’s very unlikely I’ll be able to record that one either way.
There was no CMLL event on Saturday – that was preempted for a boxing event.
The UWE/Arena Lopez Mateos show Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero (and more queerly, Rey Bucanero) were pulled from went on with a Parkas (LA, Super) vs Wagners (Dr., Silver King) main events. Parkas won by DQ when Wagner Jr. & Silver Jr. ran in. Hijo de LA Park ran in for the save – as did Volador Jr.. The Parka’s posed together at the end. It’s so odd for a CMLL guy to show up after CMLL very publicly pulled their guys from the show, but I’d guess Volador just showed up without asking since he wasn’t actually to work.
This week’s AAA TV announced a 02/28 taping in Queretaro. That would be the last TV taping AAA needs for the cycle if every show from now on is a two show taping (which is what it looks like right now.) That also means that whatever was announced with Alberto coming to Naucalpan this month isn’t for AAA TV, but might be for IWRG or a sponsored show.
CMLL (SAT) 02/07/2015Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala vs Apocalipsis
2) Robin vs Inquisidor
3) Soberano Jr. vs Nitro
4) Oro Jr. vs Okumura
5) The Panther vs Boby Zavala
6) Dragón Rojo Jr. & Titán vs Pierroth & Sagrado
7) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Felino, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero
Cool retro poster for retro show, complete with yellowing paper. Panther/Zavala sounds interesting.
AAA TV (FRI) 01/30/2015Gimnasio 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.