taped 2014-05-23 @ Arena México
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CMLL (MON) 06/30/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque]
1) Black Tiger, Milenium, Paris b Centauro de Fuego, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Siki Ozama Jr. b Pegasso, Starman, Tigre Rojo Jr.
Said to be a bad match.
3) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Stigma b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Virus
Dragon Rojo & Polvora had problems. Stigma beat Virus.
4) Asturiano b Pequeño Warrior [mask, hair]
Tiger Rojo Jr. seconded Asturiano. Blue Center seconded Warrior and interfered in the match. Warrior took first. Tirantes DQed Warrior in the second for Center’s interference. Astruiano beat Warrior in the third to keep his mask and take Warrior’s hair.
5) Euforia, Pierroth, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky
Rudos took 2/3.
6) Rush b Shocker
Rush took falls 2/3, the last with a foul after Tirantes was distracted. Match went about 10 minutes.
Hooray for Asturiano winning. I’m pretty sure Dragon Rojo’s partners wouldn’t be mad at him if he just stopped losing.
Today’s Arena Mexico show has Angel de Oro, Valiente, Volador vs Ephesto, Euforia, and Hechicero, in Hechicero’s first ever Arena Mexico main event. He’s being promoted under the Nuevo Valores concept, but he belongs there anyway. The biggest match on the show is Estrellita defending her national championship against Zeuxis. Estrellita figures to win, but Zeuxis will make it interesting. Silueta says she hoping Zeuxis wins today, pointing out (correctly) she’s not going to get a title shot unless a ruda wins a belt or she changes sides herself.
Arena Coliseo Guadalajara has (another) Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero match, while Stuka and Malefico meet in a title match after feuding for the last few weeks.
An AAA interview with Fenix talks up the his challenge for the cruiserweight championship and clarifies some plot points. Fenix talks about two other challengers to the Cruiserweight championship, so Aerostar is still meant to be part of the match (and might have simply missed that challenge segment because he was hurting from the previous match.) Fenix also says Steve Pain and Eterno will be in the match, so it’ll be a six way match.
Terra posted a preview for Sunday’s CMLL show, but none for Friday. Terra’s previews are not definite – whoever does these has less info on what will air than we do – but combine that with no explanation of why there was no show last Friday and it’s enough make plans to do something other than watch CMLL on Terra this Friday. (If you’re American, I assume you already have other plans for Friday night anyway.)
LuchaWorld has Poster-Mania.
Highlights of the Mil Mascaras, Dos Caras and Sicodelico panel discussion include Mil Mascaras saying Canek was just a copy of Mil and Mil & Dos talking about how much harder to get licensed as a luchador back in the day.
Lucha Libre in Japan
06/29 REINA: Yumiko Hotta & La Comandante b Ariya & Aki Shizuku (c) [REINA TAG] (via Purolove.com)
Comandante wins a title. Hotta previously took Comandante’s hair (and then tried to shut down this promotion, about three versions of REINA ago), so it’s good they got over all of that.
IWRG (SUN) 07/06/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Omega vs Anubis Black & Kalim Black
2) Emperador Azteca, Imposible, Metaleon vs Apolo Estrada, Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
3) Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago, Veneno vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Máscara Sagrada & Villano IV vs Canis Lupus & Demon Clown
5) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 © vs Hijo De Dos Caras [IWRG JUNIORS]
Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000’s first defense
That semimain looks challenging. Team Black in the opener. Azteca & Imposible hate each other, can’t stop being booked together.
CMLL (MON) 07/07/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Paris & Robin vs Ares & Guerrero Espacial
2) Dragon Lee, Milenium, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Blue Center, Fuerza Chicana, Hijo del Signo
3) Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Puma, Tiger, Virus
4) Máximo, Titán, Tritón vs Cavernario, Ephesto, Mr. Niebla
5) Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Dragon Lee is back in the early matches after En Busca de un Idolo. Cavernario is not, though that may be more about his Peste Negra membership and less about actually winning. Tercera could be very good; it’s possible they’re setting up something with Virus & Stigma here.
Puebla aired three times over the weekend, but none of them were new episodes.
YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7TOm-y0YsSMtggbr_McrGqm
IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-06-26
taped 2014-06-22 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Omega vs Anubis Black & Zurdog
2) Hijo De Dos Caras, Máscara Sagrada, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000
AAA on Televisa: 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-20 @ Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Puebla
1) Australian Suicide, Drago, Joe Lider vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
2) Angélico, Electroshock, Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pentagón Jr.
3) Cibernético, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown vs Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Zorro
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-17 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Maléfico, Sangre Azteca, Virus
2) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
3) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Titán vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-24 @ Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Hijo del Signo
2) Gallo © vs Arkángel de la Muerte [FULL HEAVY]
3) Stuka Jr., Super Porky, Tritón vs Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
4) Fuego, Máximo, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Ripper
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-20 @ Arena México
1) Atlantis vs La Sombra, Rush, Mr. Niebla, Super Porky, La Máscara, Máximo, Valiente, Shocker, Terrible, Último Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys in a CMLL Leyenda de Azul Tournament match
Seeding Battle Royal: https://www.sendspace.com/file/2hmzcd
Part 1: https://www.sendspace.com/file/7a78bj
CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-22 @ Arena Coliseo
Juicio Final promo
1) Blue Panther vs Ephesto in a lightning match
2) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura
3) Máximo, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-25 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Omega vs Hijo De La Bestia & Kaling Black
2) Ciclon Black & Dragón Celestial vs Anubis Black & Zurdog
3) Alan Extreme, Emperador Azteca, Metaleon vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Guerrero Mixtico, Tony Rivera
Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-13 @ Arena México
1) Atlantis, Máximo, Super Porky vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
2) La Máscara & Rush © vs Negro Casas & Shocker for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship
CMLL on Terra: 2014-06-29
taped 2014-06-29 @ Arena Coliseo
2) Flyer & Sensei vs Artillero & Hooligan
http://ul.to/b5ybnssq – sound is off
3) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Metálico, Skándalo
4) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Felino, Puma, Tiger
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán vs Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Okumura
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Noches de Coliseo: 2014-06-29
taped 2014-06-22 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Desafio, Orquídea Negra, Panthro vs Espanto Jr., Gato Fantasma, Memo Valles
2) Silver Star vs Charles Lucero for the UWA World Middleweight Championship
IWRG (SUN) 06/29/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Metaleon b Anubis Black
2) Rayan & Spartan b Emperador Azteca & Imposible
Azteca & Imposible did not get along, challenged each other to a mask match.
3) Dr. Cerebro b Apolo Estrada Jr. © [WWS WELTER]
Dr. Cerebro beat Apolo to win the title back. Apolo falls on a second defense. Hair match challenges followed.
4) Hijo De Dos Caras b Hijo de Máscara Año 2000
Straight fall win. Dos asked and will receive a Junior title shot.
5) Canis Lupus, Demon Clown, Fuerza Guerrera DQ Relámpago, Veneno, Villano IV
Rudos took 1/3. Demon Clown (mentioned as Canadian in the Gladiatores recap) and Villano IV feuded, with Demon Clown faking a foul in the third.
As the recaps note, lots and lots of challenges. Demon Clown is bizarre.
Tonight in Puebla is the Asturiano vs Pequeno Warrior mask versus hair. Asturiano is a talented if a undersized tecnico (though being grouped in as a Puebla luchador seems to be his more immediate problem) – I’d be disappointed if he lost to one of the more individualistic luchadors around. The actual main event is another Shocker versus Rush singles match.
Segunda Caida reviews La Mascara & Rush vs Negro Casas & Shocker, is ahead of me with their look back recaps.
A show in Durango had a strange main event: Scoria, Fulgor (Durango), Mascara Sagrada Jr. vs Joe Lider, Rey Templario and Satanico. Satanico, who subbed for Pirata Morgan, faked a foul to win.
CMLL (SUN) 06/29/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Akuma & Espanto Jr. b Bengala & Leono
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Artillero & Hooligan b Flyer & Sensei
Star Jr. & Guerrero Negro Jr. were pulled from the match on Monday. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Tritón b Boby Zavala, Metálico, Skándalo
Black Panther replaced Rey Cometa. Oro submitted Metalico for the win with an arm scissors on the right arm. (That’s the shoulder Metalico hurt previously.) Metalico was hurting, but took Oro’s mask after the match. Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. b Felino, Puma, Tiger
Originally a lightning match with Maximo vs Felino. Tiger and Puma added to the card, Cometa, and Oro pulled from different matches. Longest and best match on the show. Tecnicos took 2/3, with Stuka and Puma feuding during the match.
5) Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Okumura b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán
Titan replaced Angel de Oro on Monday. Rudos took 2/3 in a somewhat disappointing match. Okumura issued a Coliseo tag team challenge in the post match promo.
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Marco Corleone and Maximo replaced Stuka & Titan. Tecnicos took 2/3. Escorpion and Polvora had problems with Dragon Rojo thru the match, and Rojo almost cost his team the match a few times before finally losing.
Terra returned for this show – sort of. There were major buffering problems until a couple minutes into the first fall, and then it worked okay from there. I’m under the assumption the problems on Sunday are different than the issue this past Friday – that was never even acknowledged during the show.
It was a very skippable show. Dragon Rojo as a tecnico still makes no sense but that’s obviously where they were going.
(My HD recording may be wrecked, but I did get the show in Alta.)
CMLL (SUN) 06/29/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Relampago Azul b Marvel
2) Índigo & William Rock b Furia Nazi & Satara
Tecnicos take 1/3.
3) El Brillante b Demonio Rojo
4) Espectrum, Infierno, Sádico bExterminador, Leo, León Blanco
Rudos took 1/3, Espectrum sneaking in a foul on Leon Blanco.
5) Negro Casas & Negro Navarro b Solar I & Valiente
Rudos took 2/3, Navarro defeating Solar to decide it.
6) Cavernario & Mr. Niebla b Cachorro & La Máscara
Rudos took 2/3, with a foul on Cachorro and a cavernaria on Mascara
Back to just having shows.
Ludark made it to the final of Queen of the Deathmatch tournament.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Rob has highlights of mid September 2001 CMLL.
Aeroboy talks about his deathmatch tournament experience.
Lucha Libre In Japan
06/28 NJPW: Jushin Liger, Mascara Dorada [O] b Tiger Mask [X] & Fuego
06/29 NJPW: Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask IV, Mascara Dorada [O] b Fuego, BUSHI, Yohei Komatsu [X]
Mascara Dorada getting actual wins! Over rookies and guys from CMLL they brought over just to get Dorada some wins, but still…
CMLL (SUN) 07/06/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Star Jr. vs Akuma & Cholo
2) Astral, Fantasy, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Oro Jr., Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Metálico, Misterioso Jr.
4) Tritón vs Skándalo [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Euforia, Kamaitachi, Okumura
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mr. Niebla
Dragon Rojo not with Polvora and Rey Escorpion, so maybe things will go better? Seems like next week should be the Coliseo Tag Team title match, but also seems like next week should be a visit to Arena Mexico.
CMLL (SUN) 07/06/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Reycko vs El Piraña
2) El Tapatío & Meteoro vs Ángel del Mal & Relampago Azul
3) El Brillante & El Divino vs Jocker & Thunder Boy
4) León Blanco vs Espectrum
5) Titán vs Cachorro, Black Panther, Stuka Jr., Gallo, Terrible, Rey Bucanero, Cavernario, Hechicero, Maléfico [cibernetico]
First Thunder Boy match in about a year. That could be a fun cibernetico.
AAA TV (FRI) 06/27/2014 Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro [@manayk, AAA]
0) Angel Rebelde, Gremlin, Optimus b Castigador, Dark Crazy, Drabek
locals dark match
1) Dinastía, Mascarita Sagrada, Mini Drago b Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown
Dinastia beat Mini Psycho Clown
2) Argos, Carta Brava, El Apache, Súper Fly b Aerostar, Argenis, Ludxor, Venum
Super Fly actually beat Aerostar with a super powerbomb when Aerostar tried his top rope huracanrana.
3) Bengala, Drago, Fénix b Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
Fenix beat Daga with multiple head drops. Fenix felt he should get a title shot for beating Daga. Bengala pointed out he was the one who won a title shot, so Fenix has got to wait. Fenix suggested he put up his Fusion title on the line in the cruiserweight title match (unifying it with the Cruiserweight one) to make it fair. Bengala accepted that, but Daga demanded Eterno & Steve Pain be allowed to be in his corner in the match, and the match take place at TripleMania. Aerostar did not appear to get a vote in this.
4) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans b Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.
Crowd chanted for Pentagon and Pentagon ripped up Suicide’s mask, but the tecnicos came back to win with Jack’s 630 senton on Pentagon.
5) Electroshock, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown b Averno, Jeff Jarrett, Texano
Electroshock hit Jarrett with a guitar for the win, then challenged him to a hair match.
Air Date: 07/05
I doubt Jeff Jarrett and Electroshock are actually having a hair match – though Jarrett could do worse if he wants publicity video for his vanity project – but teasing that direction suggests Mesias isn’t going to be back in time for TripleMania. That’s been one really rough arm injury, I feel bad for him.
AAA hasn’t teased any big apuesta match for Myteziz. Don’t expect we’re going to see one. All star tag it is.
The end product of the unexplained tournament matches is the same multiman match AAA always does for the cruiserweight championship, just with a little random story setting it up and the irrelevant Fusion championship going away. It’s billed as a unification match, but it seems likely we won’t see the belt for the TV show that no longer exists much after TripleMania. Pain and Eterno appear to be in the match, which kind of defeats the point of needing reasons to be in the match, but at least it’s a good match. It’s also almost exactly the match that was originally supposed to happen back in Tuxtla – Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain, Aerostar, Bengala, Axel – when Daga didn’t wrestle. Fenix is a significant upgrade on Axel.
If Daga gets his guys in, Aerostar should ask for his guys to be in.
If that’s the midcard multiman match, maybe Pentagon Jr. versus Australian Suicide will not be? They’re still heading to that mask match and don’t have any other obvious role (though they could be thrown into a match a lot like tonight.)
their Friday night taping stretch on Thursday in Xalapa next week.
CMLL (FRI) 06/27/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Robin & Starman b Inquisidor & Súper Comando
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit DQ Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
Challenged teased a Seductora/Blanca vs Marcela/Sugehit hair match.
3) Niebla Roja b Guerrero Maya Jr. [lightning]
unannounced bonus match. Roja submitted Maya.
4) Cachorro, Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Negro Casas, Soberano Jr. b Guerrero Negro Jr., Hechicero, Star Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Virus [En Busca de un Idolo, cibernetico]
Elimination order went Star Jr. (by Cachorro), Soberano Jr. (by Guerrero Negro), Super Halcon (by Cavernario), Cachorro (by Hechicero), Guerrero Negro (by Dragon Lee), Hechicero & Cavernario double pinned, Dragon Lee (by Virus, foul), Virus (by Negro Casas). Negro’s got the winning pin two years in a row.
5) Blue Panther, Titán, Volador Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Rey Escorpión
Ephesto replaced Polvora on Monday. Blue Panther replaced Valiente unannounced. Rey Escorpion and Dragon Rojo had problems in the third fall (and were said to have problems on Sunday), and Volador took advantage to win. Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Shocker b La Sombra, Rush, Último Guerrero [Relevos Increíbles]
Team Atlantis took 2/3. UG and Atlantis traded the first two falls with their holds. In the third, Niebla beat Rush with his feet on the ropes, Sombra tossed his mask to Shocker to draw the DQ, but Shocker just covered him before the ref saw to win. Plenty of challenges post match.
CMLL did not air on Terra last night. There was no explanation from CMLL or Terra. Terra had advertised the airing earlier in the week, and did not reply to inquiries about why the show wasn’t streaming. Terra’s done the same thing when the show actually was pulled from airing. I suspect CMLL decided the show was not to air tonight. (Since Informa did air, CMLL is probably still planning on airing events on Terra, but two events missed like this in the same week is not a good sign.)
It is beyond me why either company couldn’t just say they weren’t airing the show. It’s offensive CMLL refuses to exert the very little effort it would’ve taken just to say “sorry, we’re not going to be on tonight”.
This is a bit unfair, but this sort of thing is why you should probably not buy TripleMania on iPPV live. I’m going to buy it, because I’m a crazy person with a blog. I recommend everyone else just waiting to see if everything went right and then buying it on replay. The good thing with CMLL is their shows are free, so it costs only time. AAA’s iPPV won’t be free (it’s got Pay right there in the name.) I know they’ll give the money again back if it doesn’t work again, but why even bother with it if they can be bothered to prove they can put on the show?
I completely recommend going to TripleMania if you’re close enough to Arena Ciudad de Mexico. If you’re not, maybe go watch SummerSlam, maybe find something else to do a nice summer night. If everything goes right, the show will still be ready for you later. And if it’s not, then you would’ve wasted your evening anyway.
No idea if CMLL will air on Terra this Sunday. Don’t play this Sunday around that either.
back to show
Sombra/Rush vs Niebla/Shocker is the first marketable concept for an anniversary show main event outside of Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero. There’s some obvious problems. It would be X-Fly levels of cynicism to have Shocker put up (and ultimately lose) his hair on two straight CMLL major shows. Namajague did lose his mask and hair in separate matches within a month of each other, so it’s not out of the question. A more palatable solution would be to have Negro Casas in Shocker’s spot (and the most We’ve Learned Nothing! setup would be Sombra/Niebla vs Rush/Casas relevos suicidas, where Sombra & Niebla end up in the apuesta match.) The other problem is trusting Mr. Niebla to make it to the Anniversary show.
Juicio Final seems much more likely to be a random women’s cage. They left it at a tag team apuesta match last night, but CMLL never does those with women and they frequently do the cage match deal. The cage match is never a good match, but it did seem to draw more than people were expecting last time around (Goya Kong’s loss.) The finish is likely to be the same here, with someone no longer needing to cover their face up in photos any more.
The Revolucionarios are breaking up? I have no idea why they would be breaking up, nor am I quite sure which guy would be going tecnico. (Dragon Rojo, maybe? He does have a few more tecnico spots of late.) It seems like a unit that’s better together than they would be apart, and not one I have especially a lot of interest in feuding among themselves.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
La Mascara, who was given the national welterweight championship and teamed with Mistico quickly upon become taking the Mascara name, says he was not given anything just by being part of the Brazo family. (Mascara claims year of training, as if others didn’t train for years.)
DJ Spectro looks back at La Medusa vs La Briosa.
CMLL (FRI) 07/04/2014 Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero & Raziel
2) La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Máximo, Rey Cometa, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Tiger, Vangellys
4) Diamante Azul vs Terrible [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Titán, Valiente vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker
The top two feuds keep on going. Note the women’s match includes Seductora and Sugehit but not Blanca and Marcela, which is the opening to include even more people (or, much less likely, just switch it to a Sugehit/Seductora feud.) The opener looks good but hasn’t even been exactly the match it could’ve been because of the restrictions put on openers.
indy (SAT) 07/19/2014 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Broken Clown, Dave The Clown, Rothen Clown vs Canek Jr., Hijo del Fishman, Killer Jr.
2) Rayostar & Skyman vs Fly Star & Toxin Boy
3) Puma (CMLL) & Trauma I vs Tiger & Trauma II [Relevos Increíbles]
4) Felino, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas vs Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Pirata Morgan
The relevos increibles should be interesting. Main event could be good.