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Sky Team new champions, first half of Parajes Increíbles tournament announced

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CMLL (FRI) 02/13/2015 Arena México [R de Rudo, CMLL]
1) Flyer & Star Jr. b Disturbio & Espiritu Negro
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit b Amapola, La Comandante, Zeuxis
3) Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr., Titán DQ Ephesto, Kamaitachi, Mephisto
Kamatiachi fouled Dragon Lee, unconcerned with losing.
4) La Máscara b Negro Casas [lightning]
Rush ran in to help Mascara, then ran into the crowd to annoy them.
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Thunder b Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo
Thunder replaced Shocker on Monday. Rudos took 1/3, with Terrible beating Maximo after help from an eliminated Rey bUncaero.
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero © [CMLL TRIOS]
Sky Team took 2/3, La Mistica on Ultimo Guerrero to win the titles. Sky Team are the 27th Champions, Guerreros Laguneros fall on their 4th defense. This is Volador’s first time winning these titles and Mistico & Valiente’s second.

The eggs are all being carefully placed in the Mistico basket again. Meanwhile, Rush was apparently singing in the crowd after his interference.

This week’s AAA show is already up on YouTube.

There’s a poster advertising a 04/03 show in Deportivo Colon (Xalapa) as a TV taping. It looks a bit unofficial and AAA’s not run that building for a TV taping prior, but it’s possible.

Enrique & Oscar have a podcast talking about those Naucalpan and Neza AAA shows, noting Neza is an important place for his Alberto’s family. It was a UWA Friday night stop for many years.

ChilangaMask has their February Coacalco show this SundayDiaro Basta had a big interview with Pagano. He faces both Arez & Impulso in a handicap match. The main event is Hechicero vs Judas el Traidor, but card order is never set for these shows. Belial vs Dragon Lee is also on the show and might end up being the match of the night.

Excelsior has a Valentine’s Day article on the Jhonny Gonzalez/Sexy Star relationship, including the way Jhonny got her phone number.

SuperLuchas looks back at a bloody El Faraon match from a past February 13th.

CMLL has the second part of their El Faraon bio.

LV has a review of this past week’s IWRG.

Segunda Caida reviews this week’s Lucha Underground.

Dragon Rojo wants Niebla Roja’s mask.

A group is running a cultural tour of Arena Mexico on 04/26, including getting a ticket for that Sunday show.

There’s a new Box Y Lucha commission in Veracruz.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 02/20/2015 Arena México
1) Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. vs Cancerbero & Raziel
2) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Tritón vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Okumura
3) La Sombra & Negro Casas vs La Máscara & Mephisto and Mistico & Ripper and Dragon Lee & Kamaitachi and Rey Bucanero & Volador Jr. and Euforia & Valiente and Bárbaro Cavernario & Titán and Delta & Misterioso Jr. [natl pi]
4) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, 8f]
5) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, 8f]
6) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, 8f]
7) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, 8f]
8) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, quarterfinal]
9) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, quarterfinal]
10) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, semifinal]
11) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Terrible, Thunder, Último Guerrero

Delta handles the video promo. He’s not getting out of the first round. The best way to make Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi mean something to the casual fan would be for them to advance very far in this tournament, but I can’t see that happening either. Cavernario/Titan is the team I’d like to win. Mistico & Ripper might win – if Ripper ever is going to win one of these, now is the time. Euforia teaming with Valiente means no repeat winners. As much as Rush seemed sure he was teaming with Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis is now free to team with his usual rival – there’s probably three pairs out of this main event. Both the Angel de Oro/Hechicero and Dragon Rojo/Niebla Roja teams are left as well.

Too many matches on this show. Not enough Rush – CMLL specifically said he’d be back here on Wednesday, and back here he’s not. Opener is a fun match which has no chance of making TV.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2015-01-03

Kamaitachi and Casas resume their AJPW feud

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02/08 Lucha Underground results (tapings for 04/15 & 04/22)

increasingly vague match listing is updated here. I’ll have one more ‘how did it feel to be there’ non-spoiler post sometime this weekend.

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Friday previews, magazines, Caralucha

Tonight sees the Sky Team, in their first big match after taking a team name, facing Guerreros Laguneros for the CMLL Trios championship. This seems like a setup for Bucanero & Terrible to cost Volador the match to build up their own H2L one, but I’d also guess Mistico will end up winning these trios titles at some point.

Something like Maximo & Terrible and Rey Bucanero & Volador as teams for the incredible teams tournament seems likely. The first half of that bracket should be announced late tonight.

Bucanero & Terrible will be around because they team with Thunder to take on Atlantis, Marco and Maximo in the semimain. The other H2L match, Kamatiachi vs Dragon Lee, take part in the tercera trios match. The lightning match is La Mascara vs Negro Casas; that feud continuing into an Ingobernables vs Shocker/Casas/? match at the 03/15 show also fits with what CMLL has been doing.

CMLL Guadalajara has Angel de Oro, Dragon Rojo & Fuego versus Kraneo, Mr. Aguila & Olimpico, plus what appears to be the semifinal of the #1 tag team tournament with Malefico & Exterminador against El Gallo & Esfinge. The rudos are using the name Compadres del Infierno and have promo here.

No AAA TV taping this weekend (or next.)

Box y Lucha’s forum disappeared a few weeks ago; that used to be the most active lucha libre discussion place on the internet, but it’s slowed down much in recent years and has gone thru disappearances before. At the same time, there’s also been no issues of the magazine released lately, which has logically caused people to assume it’s finished. Box y Lucha posted a message on Facebook saying they haven’t ceased publishing, and they’ll eventually release info on their next issue there. They don’t actually explain what’s going on, but I believe the strategy is they’re only going to release issues around big events and there just hasn’t been big events of late. (They don’t seem to address the website situation, but my guess it isn’t not coming back.)

Quietly, it seems like SuperLuchas is in the same “not canceled but not putting out issues” situation. They stopped publishing before the end of the year for their usual holiday break, but it’s February and there’s still no issues. I’m not sure if they’ve announced something and missed it, but it does seem like some results content which might have been in the magazine is now being posted on their website. I did see elsewhere a reference to a Luchas 2000 issue, so I think they’re the one still being released, but I’m not 100% sure.

Myzteziz wants to face Hijo del Perro Aguayo at TripleMania in a hair match.

Brian Cage wants to slap Alberto. That’s a more achievable goal.

Amo La Lucha Libre has video of last July’s AULL vs IWRG Copa Higher Power, which never aired on TV.

RobViper has a music video of 10/12/14 AAA Heroes Inmortales.

LuchaWorld has a recap of this week’s CMLL Informa featuring Rush being awesome and KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews Black Terry vs Aeroboy and Hector Garza joining the Invasors.

SuperLuchas reposts an interview Reyna Gallegos and Fabuloso Blondy vs El Brazo from a past February 12.

Voices of Wrestling has a review of this week’s Lucha Underground.

IWRG wrestlers are in Poza Rica this Sunday; a rare Alan Xtreme appearance.

Lineups

AAA (THU) 02/26/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Ludxor & Venum vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Kronoz
2) Argenis, Niño Hamburguesa, Octagoncito vs Carta Brava Jr., Daga, Mini Psycho Clown
3) Australian Suicide & Faby Apache vs Dark Scoria & Taya Valkyrie
4) Drago, Fénix, Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma, Parka Negra, Pentagón Jr.
5) Blue Demon Jr. & El Patrón Alberto vs Chessman & Texano Jr.

Probably not making AYM TV but one never knows. Alberto’s in for the Friday TV in Queretaro, so they’ve got him headlining this show on Thursday and Saturday in Arena Neza.

CARALUCHAS (SAT) 03/07/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Lasser & Tanque Infernal vs Amadeus & Magnetico
2) Rayo Star, Sky Man, Tribal vs Fly Star, Fly Warrior, Toxin Boy
3) Leo (IWRG), Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Rey Lobo Jr., Shadow, Shadow, Yoruba
4) Andy Boy, Danger, Guerrero Mixtico vs Arez, Belial, Impulso
5) La Sombra, Rush, Último Guerrero vs Eterno, Trauma I, Trauma II

Either the Ingobernables and the Traumas are going to be the best of friends due to their shared interests (themselves) or they’re going to attempt to murder each other. I don’t think they’re going to be friends. Eterno – who appears to be good and gone from AAA – needs to balance impressing bossman UG and not being destroyed as innocent bystander.

The rest of the show is very much indy strong style, with the Kriminal Boys vs the Sky Stars in the 2nd (and a new Tribal?) and the Neza Boys taking on the Indystrongibles in the semimain. Even if Eterno’s not in AAA anymore, it sure seems like a couple of those guys are. Ninja Turtles will steal the show as usual, and it’s notable all four are listed since Rafy has been MIA of late.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-01-03

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02/14-15 lucha times

box. It’s after the jump too.

I’m not sure what’s going on with the Sunday shows. Claro Sports would normally air last Sunday’s show and there were definitely cameras taping the show last week, but who knows if CMLL will actually air it. There’s been no advertisement on Terra for the usual CMLL show to come back, and it did not air the week before All Elite. Maybe it’ll air, maybe it won’t.

Thinking of changing this format: why I am writing what’s already on this same page?

== AAA ==

Second show in Toluca. Remaining matches are the minis, a mixed trios, and Fenix/Myzteziz/Psycho vs Perro/Fantamsa/Pentagon

== Lucha Underground ==

An Eye for An Eye

Cueto announces a Trios Tag Team match; Big Ryck seeks revenge; Chavo and Mil Muertes finally face off.

Texano gets a bigger introduction. Chavo might be getting a farewell. Ivelisse takes matters into her own hands.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: Negro Casas & Shocker vs La Mascara & Sombra headline.

Azteca: A two match show, with Maximo vs Terrible for the belt.

52MX: Sky Team vs Euforia/Felino/UG.

Claro: The big matches from All Elite – or maybe something completely different. They are still recording Puebla…

C3: Angel de Oro, Dragon Rojo, Voaldor vs Hechicero, Polvora nad Ultimo Guerrero

Terra Sunday: If it airs, Marco, Maximo & VOlador vs Cavernario, Euforia, Thunder is the main event, and Guerrero Maya has the first of two lightning matches.

== IWRG ==

IWRG (LAS/AYM): The El Protector tournament.

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CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-01-03

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taped 2014-12-23 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara

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02/07 Lucha Underground results (tapings for 04/01 & 04/08)

Usual bit: spoilers after the jump, list of upcoming matches here, but it’s getting so far in the future that just reading match lineups are going to give things away.

Two people moved from dark matches to the main show, which left room for a new debut in the dark match.

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Felino defeats Valiente in Guadalajara, Pinocho vs Terry, Lucha Underground

CMLL (TUE) 02/10/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) El Divino, Metatrón, Robin b Infierno, Ráfaga, Súper Comando
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Silueta b La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. b Puma, Tiger, Virus
said to be a very good match, Delta & Stuka beating Puma & Tiger.
4) Felino b Valiente
Felino took 1/3, the last when Zacarias distracted the referee and Felino snuck in a foul on Valiente.
5) Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible b La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Máximo
Rudos took 2/3. Marco & Mascara weren’t helping Maximo much, then got beat at the end.

Booooo Zacarias.

Mistico, talking about his injury, rehabilitation and trios title match, (again) mentions the doctors came close to amputating his foot and he thought his career was over. He says the Sky Team will have to fly a lot to beat the Guerreros.

The Wrestling Observer reported people inside Lucha Underground were pushing for Vince Russo to get an interview to join the writing team when he visits Los Angeles this weeke. Producer Eric Van Wagenen is cited as specifically pushing to bring Vince Russo in. Van Wagenen went on Twitter to say the story is false. Meltzer explained the story a bit more on his podcast. He says he was told three different stories by different people: 1) Russo is definitely coming to LA for an interview, 2) Russo is coming for an interview but everyone will deny it because he’s Vince Russo, and 3) Russo is not officially coming for an interview but everyone figures there will at least be an informal one since he’s there. Meltzer frames this – and discussion of bringing in names like Torrie Wilson and Victoria – as part of a larger ideological debate inside the group: there’s people who want to stay the course and there’s those who would like to load up on more ex-WWE names and start touring right way. (Meltzer is highly dismissive of the later strategy, pointing to TNA’s failure.)

Vince Russo had announced going to Los Angeles for an autograph signing, a Q&A and a podcast with Melissa Santos for his website. Russo’s pay site launched last year has reinvented him as a weird artifact of a previous age, with a few people still interested in him car accident style and many more still holding him in utter disdain. (Even this story existing at all has people in uproar.) Russo hasn’t been part of a successful wrestling writing time in decades, but has successfully managed to keep the the myth of his success and his role into it very strong despite many subsequent years of failures.

I don’t think there’s anything to this, but then I could be blinded by own dislike for Vince Russo and it’s clear some people inside wrestling feel positive about him for whatever reason. I just wrote a long thing about the trust I have in the people who are running Lucha Underground now, but that doesn’t extend to a project with Vince Russo. (They’d likely keep it as quiet as possible if he did get involved because of the tremendous negative stigma, but it’d become obvious in the product just like it did last time with TNA.)

And maybe it’s all moot. As of right now, Lucha Underground still hasn’t officially been picked up for a second season. They’ve got 24 hours taped, they’ll have 4 more done this weekend. It appears they have a lot of stuff mapped out for the last 11 of the 39 episodes agreed to for season 1, so any affect any new writer would be minimal at this point – even if they blew things up, it’d be really late to start a new direction and get it to far enough along to mean something. Any change would make more sense to start season two, and we still don’t know that there is a season two.

The Wrestling Observer also reported that Flamita may end up being the mystery guy in Queretaro. That’s the rumor I’ve been hearing as well, but everyone’s still in the same position they were back in September: Flamita likes working in Dragon Gate and wants to stay there full time, AAA wants him to come there full time. AAA could use Flamita just when he happens to be in Mexico, but that’s not often on a Dragon Gate schedule. The other thing is, and this is mostly my speculation, but AAA doesn’t want to be a treated as a second choice promotion. It’s fine with Alberto, because Alberto’s getting pulled in a bunch of directions at once and AAA figures Alberto will have a relationship with AAA for the long term even if he’s not there all the time right now. Flamita’s not Alberto and AAA probably feels they’re a bigger deal than Dragon Gate (especially for a Mexican) and Flamita should be thrilled to work for the big hometown promotion. (I don’t know if they are or are not bigger – I don’t know how you actually measure that.) It may just be a generational thing, or the legacy of the Promo Azteca guys going to Nitro, but I see interviews with all sorts of luchadors who usually they feel that the biggest accomplishment possible is to wrestle internationally. It’s very rarely about being on top in one of the two Mexican promotions, which must be a quite different viewpoint than if you’re one of the people involved in running those promotions.

Kronoz, who’s the unnamed guy allied with Hijo del Pirata & Electroshock in AAA, is listed as using that name on an AAA show next month.

+LuchaTV has a clip of Averno talking about Luciferno and the renamed Hijos del Infierno.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and Alfredo reviewing the big matches from the All Elite show.

LV has reviews of this week’s AAA and last week’s CMLL.

SuperLuchas has a report from the Decnnis benefit show, and interview with Myzteziz and Santo winning a mask on a past February 11.

Those Lucha Libre London shows are July 9th to 11th.

There’s a crowdfunding campaign for a dramatic series on the origins of lucha libre in El Paso/Juarez.

Texano Jr. doesn’t think anyone else in his Rey de Reyes group is at his level. He’s probably right.

Estrellita wants to take Tiffany’s hair.

Maximo is happy to be champion.

DJ Spectro has the second part of his Bobby Lee bio.

Lineups

IWRG FILL (WED) 02/18/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Adrenalina, Black Niko, Lady Drago vs Magnum 44, Sexy Girl, Último Caballero
2) Chicanito, Marduk, Zumba vs Guerrero 2000, Payaso Extremo, Vampiro Metálico
3) Black Angel vs Dragon Black, Voltar, Alas de Acero, Aramis
4) Blue Monsther, Galaxy, Golden Magic vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Picudo Jr.
5) Alfa, Atomic Star, Avisman, Electro Boy, Imposible, Metaleón, Power Bull, Sky Ángel vs Manchas, Mara Salvatrucha, Mr. Tatuaje, Mr. Zebra, Super Pinocho 3000, Tigre Americano, Tigre Nahuatl, Vengador Galactico [Copa Higher Power]
Black Terry vs Super Pinocho rematch.

Super Pinocho’s kids won the match last month by DQ (Super Pinocho over Metaleon.) These FILL shows haven’t been airing on TV of late.

CHILANGA MASK (SAT) 02/28/2015 Arena Coliseo San Ramón, Puebla, Puebla
1) Oficial AK47 vs Policeman
2) Fly Star & Toxin Boy vs Arkalis & King Jaguar
3) Psico Kid vs Tonak
4) Arez & Belial vs Guerrero Espacial & Pequeno Joker
5) Impulso vs Rey Apocalipsis
6) Freelance & Mike Segura vs Asturiano & Pegasso

Chilanga did well in Puebla a month ago so they’re back again quick. Rey Apocalipsis, who was really good in a few appearances late last year on Puebla TV makes his debut with this group. Cool to see Asturiano in a big match as well. Opener is Police vs Police!

There’s also an introduction to the foreigners coming in for next month’s ChilangaMask show.

AAA on Televisa: 2015-01-03

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