Dragon Lee/Mascara anniversary main event?, CMLL off Claro for 3 weeks, DTU & Elite tonight

photo by Black Terry Jr.
photo by Black Terry Jr.

MDA (SUN) 07/31/2016 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [+LuchaTV, LuchaMania Monterrey]
1) Mini Hator DCOR Mini Difunto
both were counted out after a Spanish Fly to the floor.
2) Tekilita b Chamaco Gurrola
hair match challenges followed
3) Epydemius, Ninja Jr., Obsesión b Lince De Oro & Tormento [super libre]
Ulitmo Ninja, Golden Magic and Metaleon all were announced but didn’t appear. This left it 3 v 2, with the 2 eliminating Ninja Jr. & Epydemius before Obsesion beat them. This sets up a cage match.
4) Ángel de Oro, Galactar, Laredo Kid b Delta, Dragón Lee (CMLL), Hijo de LA Park
Angel de Oro & Dragon Lee were added to the match. Galactar snuck a foul in on Delta.
5) Pierroth, Rambo, Silver King DQ El Divo, El Hijo del Solitario, La Máscara
Silver fouled Mascara, Mascara fouled Silver, the ref saw only the second. Singles match challenges followed.
6) Hijo De Octagon & Octagón DQ Fuerza Guerrera & Juventud Guerrera
Octagons masks came off when they were tied to the ropes (same finish they’re doing everywhere)
7) Caifan DQ Atlantis
Atlantis took 2/3, Caifan getting the three count but still being DQed for a foul.
8) LA Park DDQ Rush [super libre] Rush vs L.A. Park, en MDA Aniversario (posted by +LuchaTV)
Referees argued over which side won by DQ; the first referee said it was LA Park won by DQ. (It’s still super libre, a no DQ match.)

The last five matches ending in foul, and the last four ending in DQ, is the most Monterrey possible show. The LA Park/Rush video is complete, if you weren’t aware it was around.

CMLL (TUE) 08/02/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Martes de Glamour]
1) Carlo Roggi & Linterna b Capitán Cobra & Johnny Dinamo
Rudos took 1/3
2) Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, Sanely b Amapola, La Seductora, Reyna Isis
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Kráneo, Olímpico, Vangellys b Esfinge, Rey Cometa, Vaquero
Rudos took 1/3. Vaquero was this show’s Super Porky replacement. Gallo doesn’t seem to be around, with Gallito seconding other locals instead (like Vaquero here to go against Mije.)
4) Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible b Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 1/3.
5) Ephesto, Euforia, Mephisto b Carístico, Mistico, Volador Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, the last when Mephisto unmasked Caristico. Caristico demanded a singles match next week.

Huge crowd; the upper level was plenty full, and they normally don’t even have people up there. Caristico wore something around his lower waist as a protection for his injury (looking similar to what Thunder was wearing.)

IWRG (WED) 08/03/2016 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Brazo De Oro Jr. & Keiser Drago b Fly Tiger & Último Caballero
2) Araña de Plata b Alas de Acero, Guerrero 2000, Aramis, Hanaoka
Fujin & Raijin were in attendance with a sign rooting on Hanaoka.
3) Dowki, Picudo Jr., Skanda b Black Dragón, Hijo del Alebrije, Yakuza
4) Judas el Traidor b Black Terry
Judas somehow snuck in a chain shot to cause Terry to bleed. Then chairs were used and the ref got taken out before the finish. Judas continued to attack after the win, with the FILL kids making the save and making challenges.
5) Dragón Fly b Demonio Infernal [mask]
Bombero Infernal attacked Dragon Fly on the way to the ring and helped Demonio thru the match. Aramis helped out Dragon Fly, who took falls 2/3 to win in a bloody match. Demonio Infernal is José Antonio Rojas, 3 years a wrestler.

It’s not stated if Infernal is (another) Bomber Infernal son or some other relation.

Elite’s show tonight has Volador Jr. vs La Mascara and Ultimo Guerrero vs Rey Escorpion in Liga Elite matches; the second one has been pretty good in the past. The semimain has the return of Caristico to these shows, teaming with Super Crazy & Valiente vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, and Negro Casas. The undercard has Bandido, Jinzo, Rocky Lobo versus the Medics, the Dinamita cousins vs Ciclon Ramriez Jr., Dinamic Black, Hijo del Pantera and a women’s tag between Lluvia & Marcela vs Keira & Lady Maravilla.

DTU also has a show tonight in Arena Aficion. The main event is a barbed wire cobweb match, with Sharlie Rocker versus Ciclope versus Ovett. Fujin, Raijin and Dragon Rojo are CMLL reps on this card, scheduled to take on Pesadilla, Rocky Lobo and Aeroboy.

Ronnie Mendoza, Lady Maravilla, and Rocky Lobo were announced for both the DTU and Elite shows. Mendoza is no longer on the DTU show (the tag match is now Drastick Boy vs XL vs Flamita); the other two still are on both at the moment. Keira is listed on both Elite and the Mucha Lucha show in Guadalajara; she’s probably working Arena Mexico.

Leo Riano’s column yesterday says Dragon Lee vs La Mascara will be the main event for the Anniversary match. He’s not a sure thing to be right, but he does know things. It would follow the usual CMLL build to a match: there’s an interview with La Mascara on CMLL’s website with him turning down the mask match again, and the usual pattern is one side keeps on turning it down until they’re finally forced to give in. (The matches that never happen are the ones where both people agree to it right away.) Rush/La Mascara would seem to be the better draw, Dragon Lee would be better for building a star for the future – assuming you can keep him in the future.

You won’t be able to watch Friday night CMLL shows live for the next three weeks. CMLL announced this by saying they’re back on ClaroSports on August 26; they’re off starting tomorrow. It’s a ClaroSports issue, not a CMLL one – they’re covering the Olympics for the next three weeks. This means the shows on 5th, 12th and 19th won’t air on ClaroSports, though they’ll all still be taped as usual. The 19th is currently listed on NJPW World’s site as airing on their service; they appeared to be piggy backing on Claro’s feed, so I’m not sure if it’ll still occur.

This isn’t going to help the weak build to the Anniversary show. The shows still will eventually air on Azteca in the US, four weeks after they take place. It seems like it wouldn’t be hard for CMLL to still air the shows on YouTube, or even put them up later, but there’s no mention of that.

Dragon Lee may have a busy month: he was announced as appearing on the 09/30 (Friday) ROH PPV in Lowell, Massachusetts, and the 10/01 TV tapings. No opponent was announced, but I’d be shocked if he didn’t face Kamaitachi in a singles match on one of those days. Dragon Lee was scheduled to go earlier, but was out injured and Stuka replaced him. The Kamaitachi/Stuka match should air soon.

Faby is upset about her father siding against her and Mary.

LuchaWorld has the latest edition of their podcast.

08/26 AIW has Alex Daniels vs Triton vs Laredo Kid vs Matt Cross, which should be something.

Lineups

Cara Lucha (SAT) 08/20/2016 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Ángel Jr. & Príncipe Aéreo vs Centella Atomic & Tromba
2) Kilvan, Shadow, Yoruba vs Alas de Acero, Alas de Oro, Alas De Plata
3) Rayo Star vs Sky Man [Mucha Luchas SUPREMO]
4) Corsario Negro Jr., Drako, Toro Negro vs Andy Boy, Látigo, Danger King
5) Centvrión & Fly Warrior vs Dragón Lee & El Bandido
6) Flamita vs Xtreme Tiger

Flamita/Tiger took place last year and was pretty good, so it should be good here too. Bandido has been great in Elite of late and the semimain should be super. The rest of the card is not bad; someone’s leaping off an upper level in the third match.

Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-07-23 

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Azul gives the crowd a souvenir

Recapped: 07/23/2016

What happened: Diamante Azul (over Extreme Tiger) and Teddy Hart (over Rey Escorpion) picked up 3 points. The roster is noticable thin suddenly (partly because they booked another show the same day.)

What was good: Everything was good, nothing was great. I actually liked Azul/Tiger more than Escorpion/Teddy if you make me pick.

Where can I watch it: It’s on my channel and Elite’s main channel. (more…)

CMLL Mexico: 2016-08-02 

Recapped: 08/02/2016

What happened: Máximo kept the heavyweight championship over Rey Escorpión. Dragon Rojo & Guerrero Maya feuded.

What was good: The last three matches were all enjoyable. Avoid the first half of the card.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s channel. (more…)

Maximo stays heavyweight champion, CMLL Anniversary teaser

how my internet was working last night
how my internet was working last night

CMLL (TUE) 08/02/2016 Arena México [CMLL, CultIcon, Yahoo Deportes!]
1) Acero & Eléctrico b Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Universo 2000 LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 2 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
13:19. Tecnicos took 2/3. Electrico replaced Aereo.
2) Canelo Casas, Metálico, Nitro b Leono, Magnus, Oro Jr. LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 2 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
18:35. Rudos took 2/3. Leono replaced Starman on Monday
3) Disturbio, Skándalo, Virus b Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., Tritón LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 2 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
13:22. Rudos took 1/3.
4) Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán b Dragón Rojo Jr., Luciferno, Pólvora LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 2 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
17:31. Tecnicos took 2/3. Guerrero Maya & Dragon Rojo feuded.
5) Cavernario, Okumura, Sam Adonis b Dragón Lee, Johnny Idol, Valiente LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 2 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
15:08. Tecnicos took 2/3. Dragon Lee replaced Diamante Azul on Thursday. Okumura replaced Negro Casas.
6) Máximo Sexy © b Rey Escorpión [CMLL HEAVY] LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 2 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
12:20. Maximo took falls 2/3, the last with a kiss of death, to keep the title. 8th defense. Maximo attempted to praise Rey Escorpion for his skill after the match but Escorpion wasn’t interested.

The best possible Monday/Tuesday show of late is one where there’s a bunch of good/enjoyable matches even if nothing major happens and nothing is great. That was the second half of this show. The first half wasn’t great. Maximo/Escorpion wasn’t as epic as other Maximo matches, but better than a usual Tuesday main event..

(Recap is delayed by YouTube/GIF issues. Maybe up tonight.)

Last night’s Arena Coliseo Guadalajara show looks like it had a huge turnout for that building, which probably is due to Caristico appearing. His last appearance two weeks ago did strong too; he hasn’t appeared in Guadalajara much since coming back, so it may just be a bigger deal when he does. (Last Friday’s Arena Mexico show also looked like it was up as well.)

CMLL’s put up a teaser image for the 09/02 Anniversary show, featuring Caristico, Rush, La Mascara, Mistico, Pierroth, Shocker, Volador and Atlantis. They likely just grabbed eight images and make a poster with them, but it’s a bit concerning to see Pierroth is one of the images they went with. (Notable, Dragon Lee was not.) It is absolutely possible, maybe even likely, that the image means absolutely nothing. There is no Anniversary press conference today; we’ll probably get a hint about one happening soon if they announce Informa is on at a different day/time next week.

AAA has video of the surprise marriage proposal between fans at the last taping.

08/07 Arena 23 de Junio has a Trauma I & Dr. Cerebro vs Trauma II & El Jeque relevos suicidas, which means El Jeque is probably losing his hair.

Lucha Memes 08/21 in Club Atlantico, Mexico City. 4/5 were announced last night.
1: Virus vs Alberto Dos Rios
2: Zafiro vs Arez
3: Lady Maravilla vs Keira vs Magnifica
4: Mike Segura vs Rey Cometa
5: Freelance vs Dragon Lee

Those are two pretty good additions. I wonder if this card might be full announced quicker than planned since ChilangaMask put out their whole card (but I think I’d rather go this one already.)

Segunda Caida reviews Rush vs LA Park.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 08/07/2016 Arena Naucalpan
1) Omega vs Demonio Infernal
2) Black Dragón & Dragón Fly vs Skanda & Violencia Jr.
3) Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
4) Hijo De Dos Caras, Negro Navarro, Trauma II vs Herodes Jr., Relámpago, Silver King
5) Mr. Electro © vs Trauma II [IWRG IC HEAVY]
6) Canis Lupus vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr. [hair, mask]

Lupus/Mascara probably will be better than Pagano/Psycho. It surely won’t be any worse. It’s exactly as predictable.

Semimain seems to set up a title change, which makes me wonder if Electro’s finishing up here or something – only few ever wrap up all their loose ends before leaving IWRG, they just disappear 3/4ths the way into a story, so he must be retaining.

Silver King makes his once a year appearance. Tercera could be setting up another title match. Dragon Fly being on this card and Demonio Infernal not may hint at who’s winning their mask match tonight.

CMLL (TUE) 08/09/2016 Arena México
1) Acero & Astral vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pierrothito
2) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Sanely vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
3) Blue Panther Jr., Stigma, The Panther vs Fujin, Okumura, Raijin
4) Fuego vs Puma [lightning]
5) Johnny Idol, Rey Cometa, Súper Porky vs Kráneo, Niebla Roja, Ripper
6) Máscara Dorada, Pierroth, Rush vs Shocker, Terrible, Vangellys

Rush! I remember him. This is the first Tuesday Arena Mexico show he’s worked since March 29th. That seems totally normal.

Fifth match could be hot depending on who replaces Super Porky. Fuego/Puma and the third match could be good as well.

CMLL (TUE) 08/09/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón & Vaquero Jr. vs Carlo Roggi & Joker
2) Flyer, Oro Jr., Robin vs Disturbio, Metálico, Sangre Azteca
3) Último Dragóncito vs Cosmos, Shockercito, Stukita, Fantasy, Pequeño Olímpico, Mercurio, Relámpago, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Nitro [MEX LIGHT, #1 Contenders]
4) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Cavernario, Hechicero, Rey Bucanero
5) Dragón Lee, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, La Máscara, Luciferno
6) Carístico vs Mephisto

That main event was supposed to happen in Puebla, for Mephisto’s title, but Mephisto was too hurt to wrestle at that time. Caristico/Mephisto, with almost no build, would be a bigger draw as an apuesta match than Rush/La Mascara.

Electrico is the Mexican lightweight champion. He last defended the title on a February Elite show over Principe Diamante. Prior to that, the last time Electrico defended the lightweight title on a proper CMLL was in August 2014, two years ago.

AAA on Televisa: 2016-07-23 

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Aerostar and Bengala topes

Recapped: 07/31/2016

What happened: Psycho/Pagano, Avenro/Chessman vs Faby/Mary and Pentagon/Mundo were all announced in Noti AAA. Averno & Chessman did a parody of Faby & Mary, who cost them their match via musical distraction. Pagano beat Psycho Clown yet again, though this time by countout. Big Mami debuted

What was good: Eh, nothing unless you like the Fronterizos stuff more than me. The other two matches weren’t much.

Where can I watch it: It’s on my channel and AAA, plus there are handhelds readily available since it was a Mexico City show. (more…)

great match roundup, week of 2016-07-16

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Misterio & Puma

This week’s recaps

Sure will be a long time before I have to do six recaps for a week. (Wait, what?) I can’t imagine anyone still needs me to tell them to watch Park/Rush at this point but I’m going to do it again anyway. I probably should be pushing people to do the same with Rey & Puma, because I’d bet less people have actually seen that match once you figure in Azteca in Mexico versus El Rey in the US. (And I really can’t believe they gave that away for free on YouTube; it says something about LU that they’d give away the two biggest matches from Ultima Lucha 2 for free on YouTube.)

Recommended matches

rating matches TV Show taped
excellent Rush vs LA Park in a Liga Elite match and in a super libre match Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-07-16 2016-07-14
excellent Rey Mysterio vs Prince Puma Lucha Underground: 2016-07-20 2016-01-31
great Jack Evans, Johnny Mundo, PJ Black © vs Aerostar, Drago, Fénix [LU TRIOS] Lucha Underground: 2016-07-20 2016-01-31
great Matanza © vs Pentagón Dark [LU CHAMP] Lucha Underground: 2016-07-20 2016-01-31
great Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragóncito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-07-22 2016-07-22
great Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-07-22 2016-07-22

Everything else
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Dalys keeps her title, Maximo/Escorpion tonight, LA Park vs Rush

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CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 07/31/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, Domingos Familiares]
1) Avispón Negro Jr. & Fugaz b Destructor & Guerrero de la Muerte
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Sky Kid & Smaker b Linterna & Mr. Brisa
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) El Yaqui, Javier Cruz Jr., Johnny Dinamo, Randy DCOR Carlo Roggi, Évola, Exterminador, Mr. Apolo
Randy & Exterminador are the ones feuding. Rudos had a straight fall win, but lost the second fall due to excessive violence. Dives led to everyone brawling on the outside for the countout. All eight challenged for a hair match next week after the indecisive result.
4) Sádico © b Reycko [OCCIDENTE WELTER]
Sadico took 1/3 to retain, the last with a package piledriver. Third known defense, announced as sixth.
5) El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón b Flash II, Star Black, Vaquero Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, Sansnon pulled Star Black’s mask to win.

The eightman apuesta match is taking place here later. Sadico having three unknown defenses suggests these guys are wrestling local shows more than being reported; the ACG facebook posted photos of a show from Friday which included Satanico in the semimain, but no results. There’salso a video of Satanico promoting the Guadalajara school on a new YouTube channel, so he must be back on good terms with them (or always was just with the GDL branch.)

CMLL (MON) 08/01/2016 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Culticon, Efekto10, thecubsfan]
1) Espíritu Maligno & Saurón b Arkalis & Millenium LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 1º DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
14:01. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Ares, El Cuatrero, Sansón b Black Tiger, Rey Samuray, Starman LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 1º DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
10:29. Straight falls. Ares and Black Tiger may be feuding, but no cheating to win.
3) Felino, Puma, Tiger b Blue Panther Jr., Stigma, The Panther LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 1º DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
15:11. Felinos took 1/3.
4) Dalys © b Lluvia [CMLL WOMEN] LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 1º DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
11:36. Dalys took 1/3 for her fifth defense.
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Stuka Jr. DQ Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 1º DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
15:02. Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when Pompin failed to count three on a rudo triple pinfall, and the rudos attacked him for the DQ.
6) Mistico, Shocker, Volador Jr. DQ La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Último Guerrero [Relevos Increíbles] LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 1º DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
9:16. Team Shocker took 2/3, the last when UG fouled Shocker. UG and Shocker are feuding.

Usual kind of blah show. Ares & Tiger didn’t come across as an issue, but they’re matched up again next week.

That ref spot was so bad, but the tecnicos didn’t react and the rudos were overdramatic, so now I’m scared they’re doing bad ref spots on purpose, thinking it’s some great thing.

Rey Escorpion challenges Maximo for the CMLL heavyweight championship tonight in Arena Mexico. The two are back together after feuding in past years, though they’ve never gotten to the big hair match they were teasing after Escorpion defeated Maximo’s father Brazo de Plata. Maximo’s been heavyweight champion since last January, and all his title matches have been very enjoyable. It should be no different with Escorpion as challenger. The previous time Escorpion challenged for a title was in Guadalajara and never turned up on video. These guys have met a lot in trios, but we haven’t seen a three fall singles match between them since April 2014. I’m always a little cautious about my hopes for a match on a Tuesday night show, but this one seem like a solid bet.

Culticon also previews this show; he’s thinking title change.

For what it’s worth, because it’s now that time of the year, CMLL is currently at 16 champions, the ‘magic’ number they need for a Universal tournament (and no one gets hurt.) Escorpion beating Maximo wouldn’t change that.

The rest of the show has the usual Tuesday mix of random trios matches. The foreigners appear in the semimain, with Johnny Idolo, Dragon Lee & Valiente versus Sam Adonis, Negro Casas and Barbaro Cavernario. Angel de Oro, Titan and Guerrero Maya Jr. team up against Dragon Rojo Jr., Polvora, and Luciferno; perhaps we’ll see Maya & Dragon react to being brought up as a possible Anniversario match. Triton, Soberano Jr. & Hombre Bala Jr. will face Virus, Skandalo and Disturbio in the third. Magnus, Leono and Oro Jr. take on the unappealing trio of Nitro, Canelo Casas and Metalico; that’s 20 minutes you may want to skip. The opener sounds slightly better, with Electrico & Acero taking on Pequeno Nitro & Pequeno Universo.

The show will air at 7:30pm on CMLL.com & YouTube as usual.

Caristico is expected back in action tonight in Guadalajara, teaming with Mistico and Volador against Ephesto, Euforia and Mephisto in a great sounding main event. It’s enough for me to try tracking down a feed again when it airs. They were definitely setting up a Mephisto/Caristico match here prior to Caristico’s injury and will likely go right back to it. Of note elsewhere on the card, Super Porky is against listed as wrestling – he hasn’t made a CMLL since July 5th, though he’s been advertised often.

Elite sent out a press release hyping Thursday’s card and confirming Caristico would be there.

AAA’s posted this week’s show on their channel, but I’ve been told the this version of the show is no longer available for Canadian viewers. I’m not sure if this has to to do with the the Fight Network deal (which hasn’t been airing new episodes for months), but that’s the only reason I can come up with. You’ll have to find a way around the block if you’re in Canada.

AAA ranks the Top 5 times Pagano beat Psycho Clown.

+Lucha put up their version of Rush vs LA Park from Monterrey.

El Rey has been picked up by Verizon Fios as part of their Preferred HD & Mundo packages, which means those customers will be able to watch Lucha Underground season 3.

Culticon starts a countdown of the top 20 matches of Season 2 of Lucha Underground: 20-10 and 10-1

Segunda Caida watches back Dragon Rojo Jr. vs La Sombra from 2012.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania and the latest Lucha Report.

On a Mexico City indy show on 08/01, Super Pinocho and Super Muneco did a breakup angle, which may lead to a singles match between the long time partners on 09/10.

Toryumon Mexico is running on 08/14.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Miedo Extremo will defend the DTU title on 08/11 in Freedoms against Jun Kasai. Violento Jack faces Minoru Fujita in a barbed wire death match.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 08/08/2016 Arena Puebla
1) Centella Roja, Millenium, París vs Akuma, Espíritu Maligno, Inquisidor
2) Arkalis, Pegasso, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Espanto Jr., Policeman
3) Black Tiger, Titán, Tritón vs Ares, Bobby Z, Virus
4) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Mistico vs Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas
5) Marco Corleone & Último Guerrero vs Sharlie Rockstar & Shocker [Relevos Increíbles]

Only five matches this week after a while with longer shows. UG & Shocker matched up again, as are Ares & Tiger. Third & fourth match have some hope. Triton (& Dorada) are still around.

Chilanga Mask (SUN) 08/21/2016 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Psycho Kid vs Novasonic, Hijo Del Ángel, Hijo del Alebrije, Kronoz, Terremoto Negro, Dragón Fly, Aramis
2) Dorado Jr. & Mr. Leo vs Chicano & Fulgor I and Fulgor II & Sangre Dorada JR.
3) Solar I vs Caifan Rockero III
4) Bobby Z & Sagrado vs Mr. Maldito & The Platino
5) Xtreme Tiger vs Jacon Kincaid vs Laredo Kid
6) Terrible vs Juventud Guerrera
7) Dave Crist & Jason Gory vs Aken & Impulso
8) Black Terry vs Wotan
9) Jeque vs Roberto Paz Jr.

Full lineup for ChilangaMask, which is running about every three months now (and will be running against Lucha Memes on this show.) Card order is not correct, but I don’t know what it is. Terrible vs Juvi was the last match added, with Guerrera talking about the match on YouTube.

MDA (SUN) 08/21/2016 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Erika Sotelo & Larry Miranda vs Dulce Kanela & La Chocolata
2) Chamaco Gurrola, Quinto Elemento, Última Sombra vs Extreme Boy, Gemelo Muerte, Tekilita
3) Ángel de Oro, Mr. Elektro, Sharly Rockstar vs Bestia 666, Hijo de LA Park, X-Fly
4) Ninja Jr. vs Epydemius, Obsesión, Galactar, Mini Hator, Delta, Lince, Tormento, Mini Difunto [cage, mask, hair]
5) Mistico II & Pierroth vs La Máscara & Silver King
6) Atlantis, Dos Caras Sr., LA Park vs Caifan, Canek, Rush

Second anniversary show for MDA. I kind of want to see Rush and Canek on opposite sides.

Fourth match is combining the minis feud and the Monterrey vs outsiders midcard feud, though all the DF guys who were part of it at the start are all not around.

X-Fly sighting in Mexico! And that’s also Elite/CMLL vs AAA, if Bestia counts as AAA.

Como Estaz 3×13: summer previews

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Rob and I discuss the TripleMania lineup, the possibilities for the Anniversary show, and some thoughts on the end of Lucha Underground 2. I try to determine if there’s anyone Rob would less like to see main event TripleMania than Pagano. We both try to come up with something, anything for the Anniversary show that’s not La Mascara and I speculate in circles for a while. It’s about 90 minutes.

CMLL Puebla: 2016-08-01 

backbreakers for everyone
backbreakers for everyone

Recapped: 2016-08-01

What happened: Dalys defeated Lluvia to keep her title again. Shocker & Ultimo Guerrero are feuding again. A referee blew a finish again.

What was good: I liked the match I thought I was going to like (Panthers/Felinos), though it barely rose to expected level. Sansón & Cuatrero looked great, but there match was non-competitive.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s channel. (more…)