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Sombra, Rush and La Mascara versus everyone, En Busca de un Idolo

Terra

CMLL (FRI) 04/25/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Terra]
1) Dragon Lee & Sensei b Espiritu Negro & Zayco
Tecncios took 1/3.
2) Estrellita, Marcela, Silueta b La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
Tecnicas took straight falls, clean. Near the end, Blanca wiped out Sugehit with her dive, and those two shoved each other post match.
3) Súper Halcón Jr. b Soberano Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
Valiente was guest judge for this show and Shocker returned to the panel. Halcon won via moonsault in 5:22. Súper Halcón Jr. scored a 8 8 8 5 for a 29. Soberano Jr. scored a 9 7 7 5 for a 28.
4) Hechicero b Star Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
Hechicero won via Mad Scientist Bomb. Hechicero scored a 10 9 10 8 for a 37. Star Jr. scored a 8 7 6 10 for a 31.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Máximo, Super Porky
Rudos took 1/3. After the match, UG reminded Atlantis of his threat to quit if CMLL didn’t give them the mask match, and pressed Atlantis to make a similar demand.
6) Mistico, Titán, Volador Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Puma
Puma replaced Rey Escorpion.
7) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
Mascara, Sombra and Rush crossed paths with Mistico, Titan and Volador in between matches. Sombra, of course, attacked Volador and that lead to Rush’s trio laying out Mistico’s trio. “Tecnicos” won fall 1, but lost the next two. Niebla challenged Mascara & Sombra to a tag title defense (though it doesn’t seem clear who Niebla would be teaming with.)

The concept pushed in post matches interviews was a Rush, Sombra and Mascara faction. No problem with Mascara in that group if he’s the one taking all the losses. Don’t think it’ll work out that way. He could also just be here to take one loss – he’s got to be here as long as they’re dealing with the tag team titles, but maybe not after. Terra uses the “Bad Boys” name that was briefly assigned to the Rush, Mascara, Titan trio. Rush & Mascara attacking their recent trio partner actually bugged me more than Rush attacking his own brother, but that’s the anti-Mistico feelings. It’ll be interesting to see how this is shown -if they bother to show it. (They really should’ve just put a clip up last night if it’s meant to be an important thing.)

CMLL can do rudo groups which don’t get along with other rudos – see the Revoulcionarios versus the Guerreros, and the Tuareg and the Cancerberos – but forming a distinct group of tecnicos who don’t get along with anyone else hasn’t been in the skill set previously. It would create a lot of different matchups, but it’s hard to believe CMLL is actually interested in pulling this off. Sombra teams with Mistico on Sunday and Titan on Tuesday; if he’s the back normal friendly chill Sombra, then we know this isn’t going to work out.

Didn’t seem clear which Princesa was going to be a tecnica. Seems like a bad idea for either one of them to be a tecnica. Many weeks of women’s matches to come until they do break up.

Current En Busca de un Idolo standings

285 Hechicero
204 Soberano Jr.
196 Super Halcon Jr.
191 Star Jr.
174 Cavernario
155 Cachorro
155 Dragon Lee
129 Guerrero Negro Jr.

Cachorro is short about 20-25 points because CMLL forgot to give him any fan poll points for the week. Super Halcon is listed as 197 points on the website, 1 more point than he should actually have.

AAA posted a PREVIEW OF THEIR TELEVISION SHOW!!!! Show starts 15 minutes earlier this week, with the opener (Argenis, Ludxor, Venum contra Super Fly, Eterno, and Carta Brava), the semimain (Blue Demon vs Villano IV) and the mixed tag title match (Faby & Drago vs Sexy & Pentagon vs Mary & Cuervo) from Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera. Simply advertising which matches will air on your television show is a thing I’ve been asking/begging/demanding for years and years and I really should’ve made it the headline when someone did it. I’m so pleased.

Espiritu Negro mentioned on Facebook that he signed a contract with CMLL on Friday. I have no idea what a contract with CMLL actually means. Maybe a vague promise of matches per month?

Averno and Sin Cara are listed as facing off on Tuesday, which is the earliest known match between the two. Averno’s not listed in any CMLL cards past Sunday for the moment.

Durango’s Fulgor and Rey Tempestad visited Mexico City. This is the Fulgor who was on the Arena Cuatuepec show last weekend, not either one of the IWRG ones. (There’s plenty of Rey Tempestads too.) Durango Fulgor said IWRG Fulgor contacted him on Facebook and wanted to meet him at the show to settle the name issue, but IWRG Fulgor didn’t show up. Still, if you’re coming from another part of the country and you know someone’s already using that name there, then it seems like it’s on you to change your name while you’re visiting. Both Durango luchadors mention no one’s running shows where they live, so luchadors from their area have been forced to go elsewhere to find work.

LuchaWorld has Alfredo recapping this week’s Tercera Caida.

Perros del Mal hype their 05/02 match against La Parka, Cibernetico and a mystery person. That sure seemed like Sin Cara’s debut when it was announced, but it’s far less certain now.

Los Dinimitas say CMLL needs more guys like Rush & Shocker and less Mistico clones.

Bufete del Amor won the main event of this week’s Puebla bull ring fair free show.

Lineups

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CMLL (FRI) 05/02/2014 Arena México
1) Fantasy & Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura
3) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) Soberano Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Cachorro vs Dragon Lee [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
7) La Máscara, Mistico, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Ripper, Shocker

Main event makes it clear this is meant to be Niebla/Shocker challenging Mascara & Rush.

Vaquerita is getting a lot of matches right away as she returns. Hope she’s ready.

CMLL video promo for the show.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-04-05

recap

taped 2014-04-01 @ Arena México

Bengala does Sombra de Plata’s cradle very well.

Bengala & Flyer vs Akuma & Ramstein: I was kind of concerned about Bengala getting hurt with all the unnecessary face kicks Akuma was doing, and then Ramstein left the match after a Flyer fireman’s drop. I guess it depends on how you do it, or it’s all totally random. Losing Ramstein didn’t derail this, because there wasn’t much to derail. Flyer had no idea to do when there wasn’t a second técnico to feed him for moves, but Bengala is smart and realized that means you just end the match. They actually counted out Ramstein, which is different for an injury.

 

this doesn’t look right

Acero, Astral, Pequeño Halcón vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico: Not an inspiring group of técnicos, but it could’ve been worse. It turned out okay. Unsure if the spot where the rudos got control of the match was a planned missed dropkick or if Astral just screwed up. Astral was off aim wise on other spots, so there’s a way I’m leaning here. This turned into build up for the cage match at the end, though it was probably a little to late for that. Pierroth was shown in the crowd, and seemed to be in significantly better condition than we last saw him, which is the best thing on this show by far.

 

Raziel is sneaky agile

Hombre Bala Jr., Oro Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus: There’s not enough of the Cancerberos teaming up as a trio, so it was good to get it here and good for them to show why they’re a fun team by running off the técnicos by the end. This was a good match. Raziel had a very good match and looked incredible in the first fall. Oro got to work with Virus and seemed capable of being in this match, which is nice for him. End of the second fall was odd, with Halcón stopping the beatdown by suddenly sliding out on a whip and Oro attempting to put on a nudo – if that’s what that was, it’s wasn’t really good. Virus did a similar concept much better in the third fall, but that’s the difference between the two.

Hombre Bala splash off the ramp

 

triple tope

Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Pólvora: 15 minutes of action in a 10 minute match, though they might have gotten it done in 9 had Delta been a little bit faster. They were working at the kind of pace where guys were almost breaking up pinfalls before the cover had been made. There was no obvious reason why they were going double speed from the start. They kept it together well considering all the wanted to get in and the little time they had to do it, but there wasn’t enough to this match to really get into it, or even take a breath.

 

involuntary tornillo

La Sombra, Mistico, Tritón vs Averno, Mephisto, Puma: Nuevo Valores is a good concept with some flaws. Puma and Triton were billed as getting a chance in a main event, but there really wasn’t much time for them with the focus on Averno and Místico for next week. We got brief teases of what they could do – Puma confounding Sombra with his leg kicks was interesting – but this wasn’t much about them. Match was fine for the build up. Averno escaped La Mistica and beat Místico clean with his finish, and it’s not the only time he’d do that. That’s a major difference in how CMLL protects this version of the character as opposed to the last. Congrats to the rudos for managing to throw all three técnicos over the técnicos over the barricade at about the same time. That should be instant fall win. Instead, they had to wait until Mephisto found Sombra too annoying to go on and took him out with a Devil’s Wings.

Puma is just strong enough

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tonight’s Arena Mexico show, June AAA TV stops, Rey del Aire

Tonight’s Arena Mexico main event is Rush, La Sombra, and La Mascara versus Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas and Shocker – or at least Shocker’s the plan. He’s missed the last week and a half of En Busca de un Idol. CMLL sometimes sneaks in changes in their show previews, but Shocker is still listed there. Shocker himself said on Twitter that he would be at Arena Mexico tonight. The preview pushes Rush & Sombra’s hated (and hateful) tecnico act of late, but this still looks like a setup to a La Mascara/Rush tag team title defense.

Tonight’s En Busca de un Idolo matches, starting off week 4, are Super Halcon Jr. versus Soberano and Hechicero versus Star Junior. They’ll reach the halfway point of this round after tonight’s matches, which means only 4 more Guerrero Negro Jr. & 3 more Super Halcon Jr. matches where they get yelled at afterward and have no real chance to win. Very little of this competition appears to be thought about in advance – note the behind the scenes videos lasted a whole one week, and that Fox Sports 2 is under the belief they’re airing these matches at some point even though CMLL hasn’t mentioned it – but if they had thought a little more about this year’s format, they would’ve realized it meant the last few finishers would be treated like pinatas for two months, damage which will care forward for a long time. Polvora got similarly mocked last year, but was a champion and so got a chance to redeem himself in other spotlight matches. Those matches are probably not coming for Negro & Halcon.

I’ve been pretty persistent in believing Guerrero Negro Jr. needs a different gimmick (he’s 30 and looks older), but if they CMLL has any plans of using him at all, they’d be smart having him disappear for six weeks after this over and come back in with a new name and a mask because he’s never getting over after this without a big change. Maybe Super Halcon will be treated differently back in his tag team (one which CMLL hasn’t had any particular plans for in a while, so maybe not), or maybe Super Halcon will give into Tirantes and quit. I don’t want to see anyone lose their jobs, but if you’re having people speaking for CMLL declaring specific luchadors are not good enough to be in CMLL, maybe they shouldn’t actually be in CMLL? Or maybe this week is the start of a delightful and thought out redemption story for one or both, but that seems the most unlikely outcome of all.

Note that the Busca matches are one spot down on the card than usual, which might mean a shorter Terra show. No one will know until the moment CMLL cuts off the broadcast.

Marisela Pena told fans on Twitter that AAA would be going to Quetetaro, Puebla, and Orizaba in June. Puebla is specifically mentioned as a TV taping, and the other two are probably meant to be ones as well. Either Puebla or Orizaba is likely Verano de Escandalo, though AAA hasn’t started promoting that event yet.

Guerrero Maya Jr. and Tiger both feel good about their chances in Reyes del Aire. Maya says this is the first time he’s been in one because he was sick previously. It is true he was ill and missed the 2011 one, but he was part of the 2012 and giant sized 2013 ones – he made it to the final three in his group last year. Meanwhile, Tiger talks about being in third and fourth in previous times, which only is right if he means he was third out one year and fourth out the other year. It’s almost like there’s so many tournaments in CMLL that what happens about them is completely forgotten by the next year, especially by those who participated in them. (Should still be a good match!)

Anime and Pirata Negro are filming a short movie – but since the picture an article used to promote the movie is Pirata Negro’s hand is covering up certain parts of Anime’s anatomy, people are apparently talking more about the picture. A poster on SuperLuchas, a successful website which seems to only occasional post about lucha libre, is upset about the attention this type of scandal thing in social media instead of people writing about the traditional lucha libre - in a post which shares the photo and no information about traditional lucha libre. It will also get a lot of clicks because it’s a picture of a half naked woman on the internet, not because anyone wants to have a discussion about the things people should be talking about. The irony is Anime and Pirata Negro (who wrestle around the Mexico City area) explain they’re doing this movie to get people to write about them since they haven’t gotten opportunities or attention otherwise. That seems to almost have worked, except people probably still don’t know their names since the picture seems to be going around without the article. Nice try though.

Half naked people in a lucha libre reminds me that Lucha Va Voom is running Cinco de Mayo shows. They’re in Los Angeles on May 1st and 2nd and over here in May 3rd. The Chicago show lists Casandro, Matt Classic, and Joey Ryan among the luchadors. I probably should go but I probably should go to a lot more shows and instead stare at the mountain of material for recaps.

LuchaWorld has a recap of Week 3 of En Busca de un Idolo.

Rob has highlights of late February 2001 CMLL.

Segunda Caida reviews Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Marco Corleone, Máximo, Super Porky.

El Hijo del Santo’s column is about the early life of Blue Panther. He notes Halcon Suriano (grandfather of Pequeno Halcon) was an important mentor in Panther’s life.

Vaquerita talks about her return, says she’d like to have a title match with Amapola.

Demonio Maya talks about his career so far.

Electroshock wants a match against any member of la Sociedad, one on one. Don’t listen to him!

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CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-04-05

recap

Leo DOWN

taped 2014-03-25 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Gallo, Leo, Starman vs Camorra, Sádico, Shigeo Okumura: The problem with pushing Leo as a young upcoming técnico is Leo does not appear to be much good at this point in his career. He is young, maybe he’ll get there, but Camorra also isn’t a guy who is going to cover his mistakes. The good part of this feud is it’s hair feud between two people who have hair. The not-good part of this feud is everything else. It’s not horrendous, but it’s strange it’s even happening. Same thing for this match. Sadico lost his mohawk and was a little better last week, but came off as more interesting than his fellow Guadalajara youngster.

maybe Leo should’ve just stayed down

Bucanero consoled

taped 2014-03-30 @ Arena Coliseo
Fuego vs Ephesto in a lightning match: This show aired four matches this week because it was important to show Fuego, who has a whole elaborate dance routine (occasionally with back up dancers!) that’s made him more interesting to the general public, losing to going nowhere Ephesto. This is the best example of the random carelessness which most CMLL booking decisions are made. Speaking of random, this match had Ephesto use his big shoulderbreaker on Fuego, walk to the apron, put his hand on the top rope, and hurry back into pin. I have no idea why. Match was turning taking for the most part, though Fuego did get in a lot of dives before his eventual loss.

Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys: Clipped down low stakes trios match where Titan was still flipping around. And so he got beat too. This was a big whatever. No one looked bad, nothing you need to see.

 

Maximo

Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión: Atlantis/Niebla build up for the following week’s trios matches, which pretty much follows the same formula. Rudos attack but Atlantis rallies back to win the first fall anyway, then Niebla wins the second fall with a splash. Third fall is the only different (and some of what happens in between the finishes.) Máximo and Rey Escorpion brought up their feud and Negro Casas and Marco Corleone have an established routine and that’s what this was.

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04/25-29 lucha times

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Not on the list, but definitely available to watch is the MaskedMania show. Their show starts at 5pm EASTERN, 1 hour before Terra does.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: The DF taping! Guessing odd matches.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Kraneo, Niebla, Ripper vs Mistico, Valiente, Volador

52MX: There are no more Camorra/Leo matches, so maybe they’re moving onto the Arkangel/Gallo feud? Rey Escorpion versus Maximo should air. Syuri versus Amapola should air too, but may not.

C3: Reyes del Atlantida vs Guerreros

TVC Deportes (Puebla): If they don’t skip, Sombra & Volador versus Mr. Niebla & Negro Casas

Lucha Azteca: Maximo, Mr. Niebla, Volador versus Rush, Sombra, Rey Escorpion

Terra Friday: Hechicero vs Star Jr. and Super Halcon Jr vs Soberano Jr.

Terra Sunday: Reyes del Aire, Atlantis, Sombra, Mistico vs Revolucionarios

Terra Tuesday: Dragon Lee vs Cavernario, Cachorro vs Guerrero Negro Jr.

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: No show this past Sunday? They only aired part of last Tuesday, so guessing the rest here.

IWRG-AYM Sports: last Sunday’s show, since the main event has already popped up.

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AAA on Televisa: 2014-04-05

recap

taped 2014-03-29 @ Parque de Beisbol Praxedis Balboa, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas

Blake headstand DDT

Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita vs Mary Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie: This was going good early, got a little silly with the técnicas having a 3 on 6 disadvantage (Hijo del Tirantes deciding he was a rudo this week, Cuervo and Pentagon Jr. both interfering) and had a rough finish. Faby clearly got hurt landing on the spinning DDT she gave to Pentagon Jr. and they had to improvise a finish. It was a finish, it was not a good one, and kind of left Drago making a save when there was nothing going because everyone was actually worried about Faby. (Hijo del Tirantes did seem too concerned about keeping character during all of this.) I’d like to see them have another shot at this. Faby’s injury looked pretty severe, especially for something nothing was said about after the fact.

breaking all sorts of body parts

Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu: One of those long builds to a hot tag which still gets no particular reaction from the crowd. They will never give this up. Secta got a lot of time to do stuff, didn’t really do much with it. Match itself wasn’t memorable, but it was one more quality win than the Secta got during last fall’s push. Nice save by Espiritu on Angelico’s dive. Jack & Angelico’s new tag team move was nice.

Fantasma all out tope

Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr.: The prematch video package set this up as a Psycho Clown/Texano direct confrontation, but it was generally a house show main event with a tacked on win for Psycho Clown (after Texano had him clearly beat, an odd way to build up someone for a title match.) It turns out that it’s not too hard for Psycho Clown to beat Texano when he’s not actually trying to do it. Also, apparently the rules this week is that anyone can just run in on any matches and it’s all cool, because no interference was called for a DQ (and no one even bothered to do a ref distraction this time.) Tirantes worked as rudo in this match, but didn’t called the DQ when it would’ve helped the rudos, and then is apparently so dumb as to not see who he’s counting. It’s the usual logic breakdowns. AAA’s preference is to get the reaction from a rudo referee over having their matches consistently make sense, and it makes for a frustrating show if you’re paying attention and/or sober watching it. (Hey, why did Pentagon Jr. and Cuervo suddenly have no more problems at the end of the show? Because it was easy to do it that way.)

 

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IWRG, Tercera Caida, AAA SLP, Juvi

IWRG (WED) 04/23/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Látigo b Zurdog
2) Hip Hop Man & Kaling Black b Alfa & Omega
3) Dr. Cerebro & Golden Magic b Picudo Jr. & Ray Cruz
Ray Cruz (?) replaced Tony Casanova
4) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 b Hijo de Pirata Morgan
Mascara asked for a shot at Pirata’s IWRG middleweight championship.
5) Hijo del Lizmark & Toscano DRAW Eterno & Pirata Morgan
Toscano & Lizmark took the first, Eterno & Pirata Morgan took the second, Toscano submitted Eterno, PIrata beat Toscano, and Lizmark & Pirata beat them.

There’s a Ray Cruz who wrestled in the 90s, and this guy looked like he could’ve been wrestling in the 80s.

Tercera Caida had interviews with Amapola, Los Traumas, Mr. Niebla and Herodes Jr., the last four hyping up their match at ChilangaMask. Herodes Jr. is so dead. There’s after the show interviews with the CMLL luchadors and the Traumas, plus condolences for Barney’s family.

AAA’s posted the missing match from San Luis Potosi: Electroshock, Psycho Clown, Alan Stone vs Texano Jr., Silver King, Chessman. This week’s Observer had an AAA source say they feel Psycho Clown is one more big feud away from being a new star. Rob’s already gotten in one sarcastic remark, though guys about to break thru don’t usually get their matches cut from television.

The WON also had this to say

After the match, Daga announced he was the new leader of the Anarquia group. The old leader, Juventud Guerrera, is gone again over the same issues of other guys complaining he’s too selfish in the ring.

I’m going to guess Juvi is back yet again by October 1st. You?

Rob has highlights of 02/04/14 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Dandy and Satanico talk up their match this Sunday.

Interview hyping Sunday’s MaskedMania show. And another one here! And audio interview here, where Kevin explains the headaches caused by Extreme Rising shows being canceled and uses a metaphor based on the Little Nemo. That’s almost worth the $10 already.

Brief Sin Cara interview hyping a 05/03 Arena Pavillon del Norte match. That’s the third match with Averno, I believe.

An article about the snacks you can by at Arena Coliseo Guadalajara mentions Valiente/Mephisto in passing.

Press conference for the SLP Oro Azul & Black Extreme mask match. That promotion (Curro) is working hard and promoting their match.

CMLL Gaceta explains where Barbaro Cavernario came from (besides the Stone Age) and Mascara Dorada says hello.

LA Park, holding his dogs on a leash and cutting a promo.

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IWRG (SUN) 04/27/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragón Blanco & Sky Ángel vs Power Bull & Skull Metal
Skull Metal’s regular show debut.
2) Alfa & Omega vs Ciclon Black & Kaling Black
3) Ángel Del Amor, Látigo, Metaleon vs Anubis Black, Imposible, Picudo Jr.
4) Astro Rey Jr., Diva Salvaje, Dr. Cerebro vs Guerrero Mixtico, Hip Hop Man, Tony Rivera
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Relámpago, Veneno vs Apolo Estrada, El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno

I know Veneno has powerful divine karate, but there’s no way the rudos should lose that main event. They should be disappointed in themselves if they can’t defeat that tecnico trio.

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DTU (SAT) 05/17/2014 Arena Roberto Paz, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1) ? vs ??, ???
trainees match
2) Castigador, Galaxy, Vengador vs Andy Aguilar, Black Golden, Power Boy
3) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony vs Artikus, El Lacandón, Lanzeloth
Tony, Kevin and Jimmy are Los Nerds, debuting here.
4) Crazy King & Miedo Extremo vs Chica Ye-Ye & Kalibus and Energy & Gremlin
5) Draego vs Drastik Boy, Rey Celestial, Aero Xtreme
6) Demente Extreme vs Alex Romano, Jhonky, Dance Boy, Slayer Pack, Apocalipsis
7) Príncipe Halcón vs Ángel del Misterio, Black Fire, Rocky Lobo, Tony Rodriguez
8) Shane Strickland vs Jinzo, Septimo Dragon, Flamita, Kaleth, Pesadilla
9) Ángel o Demonio vs Shiryu Dragon, Crazy Boy, Roberto Paz
10) Ovett vs Violento Jack, Cíclope [DTU]
Ovett is champion

It was so weird for Shiryu Dragon to tell Super Libre how he thinks the extreme style is over done right before a DTU show was coming in. There is more variety to DTU than their has been at other points – match 3, 7, and 8 stick out as more about flips than tubes – but those are two straight bloody messes to end the show.

great match roundup, week of 2014-04-05

Great/Excellent matches
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-04-05
taped 2014-03-28 @ Arena México
Volador Jr. vs La Sombra: GREAT

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on Televisa: 2014-04-05
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-04-05
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-04-05

Matches To Watch Later

Got nothing. I appear to be recapping the Terra stuff with the TV show which includes the rest of the matches from that taping, if I remember to do that.

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CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-03-29

recap

taped 2014-03-21 @ Arena México

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Atlantida defeats Guerreros, Valiente versus Mephisto

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 04/22/2014 Arena México [@drluchajr, @tkd_117, CMLL]
1) Cholo & Inquisidor b Bengala & Robin Bengala & Robin vs Cholo & Inquisidor, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
2) Mercurio, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Angelito, Fantasy, Stukita Angelito, Fantasy, Stukita vs Mercurio, Pequeno Warrior, Pierrothito, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Syuri b Amapola, La Seductora, Mima Shimoda Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Syuri vs Amapola, La Seductora, Zeuxis, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Mima Shimoda replaced Zeuxis. This was here first match in the building since June (which was for Toryumon Mexico; first match in CMLL since May.)
4) Soberano Jr. b Hechicero [En Busca de un Idolo] Hechicero vs Soberano Jr. in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Maximo was guest judge, while Dragon Rojo continued to fill in for Shocker. Soberano J.r with a heel hold in 7:39. Soberano Jr. scored 9, 8, 7, 4. Hechicero scored a 9, 8, 7, 8
5) Súper Halcón Jr. b Star Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo] Super Halcon Jr. vs Star Jr. in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Super Halcon won with a moonsault in 6:47. Super Halcon scored 7, 6, 7 and 2. Star Jr. scored a 8, 7, 7, 5.
6) Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr., Tritón b Terrible, Tiger, Vangellys
7) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3, Delta & Maya beating Gran Guerrero & Niebla Roja.

I have not seen this show yet, but the Soberano/Hechicero match sounded good on Twitter. Hechicero should be up more than 50 points on the second place if the poll numbers work out the way they have. That puts him on a pace clinch first place before the final week of this competition.

CMLL (TUE) 04/22/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Divino & Virgo b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
Truenos took 1/3.
2) Magnus & Stigma b Acertijo & Sádico
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Arkángel de la Muerte, Kamaitachi, Shigeo Okumura b Gallo, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
Rudos took 1/3, Arkangel fouling Gallo and getting way with it. Arkangel demanded a rematch for the FULL Championship.
4) Black Panther, Diamante Azul, Sagrado b Mr. Águila, Ráfaga, Ripper
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Valiente b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3. Mephisto pulled Valiente’s mask for the DQ in the second, Valiente submitted him in the third. Valiente challenged Mephisto to a title match next week.

Main event guys got their title match, not so much for Arkangel/Gallo.

Footage of the AYM cameraman getting taken out in IWRG. In true AYM form, they never switched or showed a replay from his camera, so he was knocked out filming a match for no particular reason. It’s also a really a run of the mill roll out of the ring that gets the camera person, something he was watching the entire way, something he should’ve easily escaped. It was almost like a ref bump, but it didn’t factor into the match anyway – Super Nova and Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. just did their dive spot on that side of the ring anyway.

LuchaWorld has a recap of this past week’s Tercera Caida.

Tercera Caida has a new short interview channel on YouTube, +LuchaTV. They’ve posted interviews with Blue Demon (re: Chessman) and Satanico and Dandy talking about their match this weekend. Tercera Caida airs tonight at 9.

Segunda Caida reviews Centella de Oro, Asturiano, Lestar versus Policeman, Toro Bill Jr. and Toro Bill Sr. from 2009 and Sombra, Mistico, Triton versus Averno, Mephisto and Puma from earlier this month.

We clearly need a Primera Caida site to fill out the sequence.

ChilangaMask promo for this weekend’s show.

R de Rudo wonders about a Cibernetico versus Perro Aguayo rematch.

There’s a lucha film festival this weekend in Mexico City, with a Black Terry versus Guerrero Maya Jr. tag match on Sunday.

Video of Mascara Dorada in Taiwan, and Volador versus Averno from Arena el Angel.

Super Fly still plans on destroying the Cadetes.

Intocable is a new father.

Lineup

CMLL (TUE) 04/29/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Magnus vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Aéreo, Bam Bam, Stukita vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Warrior
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Stigma vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Sangre Azteca
4) Dragon Lee vs Cavernario [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Cachorro vs Guerrero Negro Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Fuego, Máximo, Sagrado vs Felino, Puma, Tiger
7) La Sombra, Titán, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión

Titan & Triton reunited! The Revolucionarios are the official rudo team of Kid’s Day week shows.

Neither Bam Bam nor Pequeno Universo have existed in CMLL for a while, so maybe don’t count on them appearing here.

CMLL (TUE) 04/29/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo & Metatrón vs Infierno & Satara
2) Oro Jr. & Starman vs Demonio Rojo & Maléfico
3) La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis
4) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Ráfaga, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
5) Mephisto vs Valiente [MEX LH]
Mephisto is champion. 7th defense.
6) Mistico, Rush, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

Mephisto versus Valiente should be quite a bit better than Mephisto versus Mr. Aguila. It’s unlikely to make TV but I hope it does; Valiente so rarely gets a singles title match.

Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 05/11/2014 Arena México
***DragonMania***
1) Golden Xplotion, Goshart, Leopardo vs Castor Negro, Coyote, Kilvan
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito vs Demus 3:16, Krator, Pequeño Nitro
3) Baby Star, Diosa Atenea, Mystique vs Io Shirai, Kairi Hojo, Mayu Iwayani
4) Magnus vs Brazo de Platino, Patan, Loco Max, Akuma, Grako, Latino, Chavo Lomeli, Piel Roja, Hijo del Signo, Coco Verde, Douki [dragon rumble]
5) Super Ciudadano vs Yoruba [mask, hair]
6) Akebono & Brazo de Plata vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero
7) Último Dragón vs Tigre Ali, Rob Rage, Último Guerrero, Veneno, Prince Of Aestethic [Copa Mundial de Lucha Libre]

Usual bizarre DragonMania show. Main event gimmick is six guys from six different countries. Tigre Ali represents Iran (but appears to be from England and crossed paths with Dragon in Michounku Pro.) Rob Rage is not the WCW fellow, but someone representing US who appears to wrestle more in Canada. Prince of Aestethic is probably someone’s nicknamed; he’s listed as Canadian here, but I can’t find anyone by that name.

Tercera gives away the finish to the Io Shirai/Alpha Female title match, but I don’t think that was much of a mystery. Akebono canceled all the rest of his AJPW matches on this tour and is in the hospital with pneumonia, so he’s probably no sure thing for this show

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