LA Park (& no CMLL) in CaraLucha, Averno beats Myzteziz again, Cavernario & Metaleon keep their titles

photo by Alexis Salazar-CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 09/15/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b El Divino & Reycko
2) Cancerbero, Raziel, Sangre Azteca b Gallo, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr.
3) Blue Panther Jr., Esfinge, The Panther DQ Boby Zavala, El Cuatrero, Sansón
Esfinge and Boby are feuding, with Boby fouling Esfinge for the DQ.
4) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. b Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
moved down a spot.
5) Metálico b Omar Brunetti [hair]
Zavala distracted the referee to allow Metalico to get in a foul for the win. Omar lost his hair for the first time..
6) Máximo, Super Porky, Valiente b Euforia, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

It’s tough to be Pedro Infante if you’re bald.

CMLL (WED) 09/16/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) La Vaquerita & Skadi b La Seductora & Reyna Isis
2) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Kamaitachi, Okumura, Virus
3) Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto b Blue Panther, La Máscara, Titán
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
5) Cavernario © vs Tritón [MEX WELTER]
Cavernario’s first defense. Seconds were Titan and Kamaitachi. Cavernario retained with the caverneria after landing his splash to the floor. Money thrown in.
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Negro Casas fouled Volador Jr. for the DQ.

Title match sounds like it went very well.

IWRG (WED) 09/16/2015 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Alas de Acero & Aramis b Magnum 44 & Vampiro Metálico
Vampiro Metalico’s first match here in a year.
2) Extreme Fly & Felinito b Bracito De Plata & Bracito de Platino
Extreme Fly replaced Dragon de Oro and made his main show debut.
3) Atomic Star, Diablo Jr. 1, El Golpeador, Eterno b Aeroman, Mike, Rafy, Ram El Carnero
Ram el Carnero replaced Eternus
4) Imposible © b Metaleón [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible 9th defense. Said to be a good match.
5) Apolo Estrada Jr. & El Hijo del Diablo b Trauma I & Trauma II and Hijo del Pantera & Pantera II © [cage, hair, mask, IWRG IC TAG]
Gringos put up their hair, Traumas put up their masks, and Panteras put up the tag titles. Everyone was required to be in the cage for 10 minutes. Hijo del Pantera hurt his knee in that segment. Escapes went Trauma II, Pantera II, Trauma I, leaving the injured Hijo Pantera in with the Gringos. They went after his knee. Pantera II came back in to help, but the Gringos escaped first to win. Gringos won the tag titles from the Panteras.

Thought there was a possibility the Gringos would lose their hair, because the Panteras have only been champs for a short time. Maybe they’ll have a rematch.

Cara Lucha (WED) 09/16/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Furia de Titanes, KronoSport, thecubsfan]
1) Rey Fenix b Death Fly, Imperio Negro, Ying Sang, Balack
2) Centvrión & Látigo b Fly Warrior & Mr. Leo
Fly Warrior replaced Metaleon. Great match. The Kriminal Boys welcomed Fly Warrior into their group after the match, but Fly Warrior rejected them. Centviron, Latigo and Fly Warrior attacked the Kriminal Boys and formed their own group, Mala Hierba.
3) Sky Man b Rayo Star, Principe Diamante
Flyer did not show, so a tag match was turned into a three way. Principe Diamante was concussed early in the match and the match struggled until he was eliminated. Skyman beat Rayo Star for the win.
4) Aeroboy & Violento Jack b Fly Star & Toxin
Hard hitting match, with the Compadres Extremos winning in the first three fall match of the night.
5) Centinela, Epydemius, Ultimo Ninja b Andy Boy, Danger, Guerrero Mixtico
Danger & Mixitco came to the ring with the ERLL tag belts from Monterrey. Match halted after a Centinela handspring broke the top rope. Match resumed while the turnbuckle was still being fixed, and second fall was very bad due to nerves and not trusting the ropes. Third fall was good, with a huge dive train. Everyone fouled everyone else in the third fall after the ref went down, but the ref got up in time to see Mixtico fouled Centinela. Mixtico tried fouling referee Teddy, but he caught it and fouled Mixtico himself. The Neza Kings tried to taking the tecnicos masks and pinning them, only for Teddy to call the DQ. Epydemius and Ultimo Ninja challenged for a tag title match.
6) Pagano b Damián 666 and LA Park
LA Park ripped CMLL in prematch mic work. Extreme match, where LA Park still got DQed for a foul. Pagano beat Damian after LA Park finally left.

LA Park’s promo:

LA Park seemed to be eliminated first so he wouldn’t get mobbed by the fans on the way out and wouldn’t have to talk to the press. (There was plenty there to do interviews, but he declined them all.)

ESTO has a take down of Park’s partner in crime, Dr. Wagner Jr. The article, which has no author listed, calls Wagner out for repeatedly leaving promotions on bad terms. It claims All Elite actually fired the both of them. All Elite did not have both of them on their most recent (and maybe last) Arena Mexico show. The article also says Wagner manipulated a new contract and a raise from AAA by teasing a return to CMLL in past years, and claims his appearances in CMLL ‘only’ raised attendance 20%.

Damian made it over to Arena Neza to help win the semimain event trios there. Pagano & Centinela followed to challenge FdTJ to an extreme match. Averno defeated Myzteziz for the WWA Middleweight championship in the main event.

It’s looking like we’re going to make it to the DTU show in Arena Aficion today. It’s the longest trip we’re taking this week and we’re not expecting to be back until early Friday, so probably no podcast until after the Anniversary show.

Mano Negra and Tiera Viento y Fuego still haven’t gotten over Atlantis taking their masks, hope Sombra beats him. Atlantis is asking for a no seconds match (which seems to be code for “no interference.”)

+LuchaTV has interviews Atlantis and La Sombra

Negro Casas talks about being on many Anniversary shows, says he’ll have new gear on Friday.

Viva La Lucha (WWN/Masked Republic/PWR) will be running four lucha libre shows in Florida from October 29th to November 1st. Silver King, Rey Bucanero, Extreme Tiger, Rey Horuz, Ivelisse and more.

A group is going to run what sounds like a Lucha Va Voom style show in Mexico on 10/03. I believe that’s a first; I wonder who will be the first to condemn it.

Sahori went off on the LLF promotion, saying the commission doesn’t regulate it, most of the luchdoras are untrained children, and implying the promoter takes advantage of his position. This happened after LLF canceled booking Sahori.

LuchaWorld has the latest edition of their podcast, previewing the Anniversary show.

There’s an English dub of this past week’s AAA show. I haven’t listened to it yet, but it sounds like a good idea.

R de Rudo makes his Sombra/Atlantis pick.

Bio of Dallas based wrestler the Cobra.


CMLL (MON) 09/21/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Paris, Principe Diamante, Zaeta Roja vs Guerrero Espacial, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Lestat, Molotov, Oro Jr. vs Akuma, Metálico, Policeman
3) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Disturbio, Kamaitachi
4) Dragon Lee, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) Atlantis vs Rey Escorpión

Atlantis wanted a title match, Rey Escorpion wanted a super libre, no one gets what they want. Going to be tougher for Escorpion to win if he can’t pull the mask.

(I’m getting what I want – Toro & Apocalipsis, hooray.)

Principe Diamante on this show means someone thought he’s still in CMLL despite working the Puebla show. I’d say we will be able to quickly check to see if he’s still with the group, but it might not be the case if he’s out with the injury he suffered last night.

CMLL (TUE) 09/22/2015 Arena México
1) Aéreo & Eléctrico vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
2) Metatrón, Robin, Sensei vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Inquisidor
3) Flyer vs Súper Comando [lightning]
4) Blue Panther Jr., Delta, The Panther vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
5) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Titán vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Ingobernables versus Pesta Negra. Flyer versus Super Comando should be pretty good, but this one I’m not sad about missing out.

CMLL (TUE) 09/22/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Flash I & Flash II vs Exterminador & Maléfico
2) Oro Jr., Star Jr., Vaquero Jr. vs Apocalipsis, Camorra, Cholo
3) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
4) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible

TRG still exists, gets the main event here.

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Como Estaz 3×2 (09/16 CaraLucha)

Rob and I return to the scratchy podcast format to discuss the Cara Lucha show from 09/16. Also, we throw in thoughts on the Anniversary show and Heroes Inmortales. Plus the most painfully meta opening you’ve ever heard and I try to figure out what Nelly is doing Friday night. Show runs 94 minutes.

Warning: Rob horrifies me by blurting out the secret identity of one of the IWRG Tortuga Ninjas. Small children and those with child may want to exercise caution on listening.

Right click to download.

We’ll be back Saturday morning? Probably?

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LA Park veto affects indy shows, Metalico takes Brunetti’s hair

The only major show yesterday was Arena Coliseo Guadalajara’s weekly Tuesday show (not moved to Wednesday like most other shows.) In a little bit of surprise, Metalico took Omar Brunetti’s hair via foul in their big match. Metalico can’t quite be Pedro Infante bald, so this works out for me. (It also suggests Leono was the one scheduled to lose their hair in their weird feud, though it’s unclear why Metalico just couldn’t win both.)

Today’s CaraLucha show is one of many upcoming cards damaged by the fall out between CMLL and LA Park. My early impression is CMLL was making the indy promoters choose between them and Park; everyone’s ended up with Park, which might be support for the guy who got fired or CMLL not actually giving promoters a choice and just pulling everyone.

CaraLucha’s card now looks like this:

Cara Lucha (WED) 09/16/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) ? vs ??
2) Centvrión & Látigo vs Metaleón & Mr. Leo
3) Rayo Star & Sky Man vs Flyer & Principe Diamante
4) Fly Star & Toxin vs Aeroboy & Violento Jack
5) Andy Boy, Danger, Guerrero Mixtico vs Centinela, Epydemius,Ultimo Ninja
6) Damián 666 vs LA Park vs Pagano

There are still interesting matches and the effort will be there to make up for what was missed, but it loses some of the excitement from not having Rush. Rush sent out a pro-CaraLucha message. The CMLL luchadors seem to dislike this decision as much as everyone else, but are being cautious not to go against their promotion.

Flyer would seem to be either not with CMLL or on such a limited schedule (like Principe Diamante) that they don’t prevent him from working these shows.

The Lucha Libre Boom show has also been changed. Only the main event, now full of Parks and Wagner family members, has been announced but the undercard probably will need some adjustments too.

Jack Evans doesn’t seem happy with the unending run of three way tag match with him and Angelico.

Alexis Salazar writes about Dark Angel’s farewell.

Segunda Caida reviews Dragon Lee, Fuego, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto and Virus

Dallas Morning News interviews retired wrestler Sergio Reyes about his son following him in to the business.

Eric Mutter has pieces on LA Park and Hijo del Santo versus Negro Casas

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10/04 AAA TV Lineup (Heroes Inmortales)

AAA TV (SUN) 10/04/2015 Domo de San Luis, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí
Heroes Inmortales IX
1) Goya Kong vs La Hiedra, Taya ©, ?, ?? [Reina del Reinas]
first defense
2) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr. © and Daga & Steve Pain [AAA TAG]
first defense
3) Drago & Fénix vs Brian Cage & El Mesías
4) Cibernético vs La Parka, Blue Demon Jr., Averno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Electroshock, Aerostar, Chessman, ?, Niño Hamburguesa [Copa Antonio Pena]
5) ?, Psycho Clown, Rey Mysterio Jr. vs Hijo del Fantasma, Myzteziz, Texano Jr.
6) El Patrón Alberto © vs Johnny Mundo [AAA HEAVY]
second defense

Air Date: 10/10 & 10/17

Hey, it’s the big lineup were missing, with the heavyweight champion who’s also been missing. Alberto makes his first TV appearance since TripleMania in a title defense against Johnny Mundo. The two don’t have any special history in AAA (Mundo’s feuding with Rey before this and after this, judgin from the lineups), but feuded heavily in Lucha Underground. They had good matches there and this should be no different. It’s hard to imagine Alberto losing again in his hometown.

As with those upcoming tapings, there’s quite a few mystery people in this card. The one in the Copa Antonio Pena match could be about anyone. (We know Speedball is coming at some point, but that’d be a strange place to debut anyone since it’ll probably be on of those bigger names getting the win.) The one in the semimain – another Myzteziz/Mysterio trios – seems like opposition for Hijo del Fantasma. No idea on the women in the openers, though it’s slightly interested La Hiedra made the cut and no Apache did.

One more three way tag match, this time actually for the titles. I think this is just the start of continued drama between the teams. There was a tease of an issue between Daga and his Perros del Mal partners in Tehuacan, so they’re not necessarily going to be working together.

Not sure the reason of Drago & Fenix versus Cage & Mesias, except they’ve been seen together in combinations in other places and maybe it’ll work here too.

2, 3, 5 and 6 should all be very good, and it’s not impossible the other two could have some value. This is a good looking lineup.

No word if this’ll be an iPPV. It definitely won’t be a regular PPV, and it’s possible they might just not bother with anything after how last time turns out. It’ll be worth watching when it turns up on TV, at any rate.

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LA Park & Dr Wagner vetoed, Escorpion/Atlantis

CMLL (SUN) 09/13/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Avispón Negro Jr. & Micro b Destructor & Quca
Avispon and Micro were the tecnicos in this one.
2) Mercenario & Mr. Brisa b El Tapatío & Star Black
3) El Divino, Explosivo, Reycko b El Chakal, Gran Kenut, Relampago
4) Chica Tormenta & Silueta b La Pantera & Súper Estrella
Silueta replaced Kendra (and sides were changed around) on Tuesday. Pantera and Super Estrella had problems, setting up a singles match next week.
5) Neutrón, Omar Brunetti, Vaquero Jr. DQ Joker, Sádico, Satánico
Satanico replaced Rafaga, Omar Brunetti replaced Magnum on Tuesday. Rudos knocked down the ref, snuck in a fouls, and got DQed. Satanico told Omar that he’s rooting for him to beat Metalico for his hair on Wednesday.

CMLL (MON) 09/14/2015 Arena Puebla [CMLL]
1) Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico b Espíritu Maligno, Pierrothito, Saurón
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Molotov, Starman, Tigre Rojo Jr. b Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Policeman
Tecnicos took 2/3
3) Dark Angel b Princesa Sugehit [lightning]
Dark Angel won with the reinera despite Sugehit using ruda tactics. Dark Angel, in tears after the match, was presented with a cermonal flower in a glass.
4) Blue Panther, Rey Cometa, Stigma DQ Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
Stigma replaced Super Porky. Rudos fouled Stigma for the DQ.
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Pólvora b Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Valiente
6) Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Terrible b Atlantis, Mistico, Titán
Rey Escorpion beat Atlantis by mask pull, setting up a singles match between them (and not Escorpion/Mistico) next week. Escorpion wanted it to be a title match, Atlantis a super libre.

Half watched this show while packing. Angel/Sugehit or the opener might have been the best match. Strange they shifted the main event away from Mistico/Escorpion to Atlantis/Escorpion.

LA Park and Dr. Wagner are now vetoed from working on CMLL shows. CMLL evidently told indy promotions last night that they could either book CMLL wrestlers or LA Park & Dr. Wagner. It seems like each promotion is handling this differently; Lucha Libre Boom is using Park & Wagner, while Arena Queretaro sounds like they may be going with the CMLL guys for now. A lot of promotions are probably scrambling. The CaraLucha show on Wednesday, a day when a lot of guys are already scheduled to be elsewhere, is probably going to have the hardest decisions to male. Monday seems like CMLL’s big decision day, so maybe this was in the works for a while, but CMLL’s gone from being willing to book LA Park again to banning him completely in the course of seven days.

I’d bet LA Park wasn’t too bothered by getting fired from CMLL, feeling like the attention from the situation would get him booked more, but this stance seems to hurt him more. It also becomes another thing for people who don’t like CMLL to get angry about, another thing to distract people from the match they’re trying to build for Friday night.

LuchaWorld has Vandal on the Anniversary match, KrisZ’s news update and Poster-Mania.

RobViper has highlights of the Pequeno Reyes del Aire 2007 and late April 2015 CMLL.

+LuchaTV has a 20 minute interview with Dark Angel.

Sombra notes Atlantis started out with a lot of big wins young and wants to do the same. Blue Panther talks about the feeling of winning and losing at the Anniversary show. Rush notes this is his fifth straight anniversary show.

A video visit to Starman Gym.

Epydemius hypes his feud with the Neza Kings.

CMLL’s selling Dark Angel versus Princesa Sugehit t-shirts?

Lucha libre has helped raise interest in the Irving Bazzar in Texas


IWRG (SUN) 09/20/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Eternus & Omega vs Atomic Star & Ram El Carnero
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy vs Hip Hop Man, Imposible, Super Jack
3) Diva Salvaje, Golden Magic, Relámpago vs Canis Lupus, Eterno, Shu el Guerrero
4) Black Terry, Freelance, Suicida vs Apolo Estrada Jr., El Golpeador, Rayan
5) Danny Casas, Heddi Karaoui, Veneno vs Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II

Freelance and Suicida back and high on the card. El Golpeador is in a near top spot quick too.

indy (SUN) 09/27/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Draego, Flash I, Flash II vs El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
2) Chica Tormenta & Pantera vs Felina Metalica & Súper Estrella
3) Hijo del Solar & Huracan Ramirez Jr. vs Canek Jr. & Hijo del Fishman
4) Groon XXX, Pantera, Rayman vs Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Mr. Águila
5) Canek, El Fantasma, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

Another parade of indy guys on a special Sunday Guadalajara show. The poster actually says “Leyendas Inmortales” and it’s a lot of their guys, but I’m not sure it’s supposed ot be a show fro that promotion. (It also may be a meaningless distinction.)

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CMLL on 2015-08-14 

Esfinge’s end

Recapped: 08/14/2015

What happened that mattered? Sombra accepted Atlantis’ challenge for a mask match, which turned out to be a little important (even though I was strongly in denial at the time.) Esfigne lost his En Busca de un Idolo match to Guerrero Maya, which essentially ended his tournament. Disturbio beat Boby Zavala, which turned out both to be enough for Distubrio to advance and kind of inexplicable if Zavala was going to win the tournament anyway. Demus & Shockercito started (or restarted) a feud in the minis match. 

Should I go back and watch anything? This was the first of two straight weeks of minis matches; this was the Great one with Stukita especially looking awesome. Definitely worth watching. The En Busca de un Idolo matches and the opener were both good. 

Where can I see it?: all the matches are on my secondary YouTube channel, though the video is iffy. Some matches aired on Azteca and those are on my main channel. The En Busca de un Idolo matches are on their channel.

The middle half of this show had to be rewatched much after the fact; I don’t know if I didn’t watch them live or if I just lost the text. Hope it holds togehter.


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1959-1967 Guadalajara lineups added to database

Guadalajara lineups as originally published in newspaper El Informador (and displayed in their online archive) now run from the first ten years of Arena Coliseo Guadalajara. They started with the debut show in 1959, and currently run ‘complete’ thru 1969. 1967-1969 were already 1959-1961 went up a few weeks ago, and more than 500 shows from 1962-1966 went up today. You can see them Arena Coliseo Guadalajara ones on their year pages (here’s 1962). There’s a few other ones other arenas, mostly early in the timespan.

As with the other cards, these are shows mostly missing results and opening matches. It’s usually just the top two matches or a big list of names if they’re running a tournament. It’s possible to get a little sense of the feuds based on which matches where repeated and there’s some title history that can be drawn from the shows. Hopefully someone finds this useful for research purposes.

I’ll probably go as far forward as they keep publishing lineups, assuming I have time. 1970 is half done, but I didn’t have time to complete it before going to Mexico.

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09/13 AAA TV Results (Ring & Rockstars 4)

AAA TV (SUN) 09/13/2015 Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo [Deporte Por Dentro, La Aficion, The Gladiatores]
1) Chikitín & Thunder Boy b Fígaro Del Caribe & Invencible Jr.
locals dark match
2) La Hiedra & Taya b Faby Apache & Goya Kong
3) Argenis & Drago b El Apache & Hijo de Pirata Morgan
4) Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr. b Angélico & Jack Evans and Hijo del Fantasma & Texano Jr.
Perros del Mal team defeated Jack & Angelico
5) Fénix, Psycho Clown, Rey Mysterio Jr. b Brian Cage, El Mesías, Myzteziz
Psycho Clown beat Mesias as Misterio and Myzteziz continue to feud.

Air Date: 09/26

As expected, similar to the Cancun taping. Perros del Mal get their wins back. It sounds like La Hiedra might have gotten the direct win in the women’s match, which would be the only surprise. The AAA pictures of the luchadors partying before the show at the resort (some seen on the Gladiador results) are more interesting than the results. They seemed to announce they’ll be back here next year as usual.

AAA TV announced a 10/09 taping in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo; that’s the missing taping I thought was prior to Heroes Inmortales is actually after it. The only air date that change is Heroes Inmortales starts airing on 10/10, six days after the event takes places. It’s a really quick turn around for a major show (so I’m still a little suspicious there’s some Teleton pre-emption or other skip week coming.)

Also, Heroes Inmortales is three weeks away and zero matches have been announced on TV tapings; they’ve pushed Alberto will be there and not a lot more. This specific taping airs eight days before the show, so any significant build up angle probably needed to be done by now, and all they’ve done is maybe set up a tag team title match. If one of the problems with TripleMania was not building up the matches on TV, that doesn’t appear to have been fixed at all this time around. It may still mean the TV is good – the Tehuacan shows were the best taping of the year and roughly one million times better than TripleMania – but it’s a positive thing they’re (apparently) not trying to sell Heroes Inmortales on PPV.

Next taping is next Sunday in Monterrey.

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Eterno takes Oficial AK47 in an impromptu match, iPPV notes, CMLL title matches

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 09/13/2015 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Emperador Azteca, Metaleón, Mr. Leo b Acero, Imposible, Picudo Jr.
Metaleon beat Impossible leading into their title match on the 16th.
2) El Golpeador, El Hijo del Diablo, Oficial AK47, Rayan b Freelance, Leo, Mike, Rafy
3) Black Terry, Relámpago, Suicida b Hijo del Pantera, Pantera, Súper Nova
Terry & Suicida asked for a tag title match against the Panteras. The Panteras accepted (though they already have another title defense scheduled.)
4) Eterno b Oficial AK47 [hair]
Scheduled main event (X-Fly versus Hijo de Dos for the IWRG Heavyweight title) was canceled due to an unspecified injury to Hijo de Dos. (X-Fly didn’t otherwise appear.) IWRG announced the scheduled 911/Eterno match would instead be a hair match to make up. However, 911 also didn’t show, so it became Eterno versus AK47. Eterno won in straight falls, first when AK47 was caught fouling Eterno, the last when Eterno was not caught doing the same.
5) Danny Casas, Máscara Sagrada, Veneno b Negro Navarro, Pirata Morgan, Shu el Guerrero
Sagrada & Pirata feuded, teased a family vs family match

If the reason the title match didn’t happen was Hijo de Dos was hurt, it’s odd they didn’t find a spot for X-Fly. (X-Fly was also booked in Leon.) Not sure what happened to 911, but doing an impromptu hair match may have not agreed with everyone.

A brief interview talking about the IWRG Retro benefit show next week.

CMLL says Friday’s iPPV will be viewable live only – you’ll only be able to see it if you’re at your computer Friday night. I don’t know why they’re not doing VOD, that’s the standard for these sort of things, and there surely will be less than legal ways of watching the matches from the show within hours of if taking places. (For that same reason, it’s also unclear how much of a difference it actually makes. They should do VOD just because it’s the expected level of service, but I’d guess most people who watch iPPVs watch them live and there’s small minority of people who watch shows later legally.)

I feel like I can’t totally rule out this show actually having VOD – this is a company who just set up a mailing list to talk to iPPV buyers, set up so you were added to the list even if you didn’t buy the show, and then couldn’t figure out how to prevent everyone from emailing it for days – they come off as behind the curve on this project and it’s not impossible they don’t know exactly what they’re providing. On the flip side, if you’re a person who is going to be extra aggravated if you pay for this show and it has technical problems, maybe think really hard about if you really want to order this show for the same reason – not having VOD is a little bit of a red flag that CMLL doesn’t quite know what it’s doing here. (Someday, some lucha company will learn about the concept of “a soft launch”.) I think the wrestling is going to be worth $10, I’m just not confident about how it gets to you.

I’m traveling to Mexico tomorrow. As usual, content/schedule may be weird for the next while.

RobViper has a music video of 04/21/15 CMLL.

Super Libre had interviews with Super Estrellas Joker and Dark Angel.

Diosa Atenea won the WWS championship in a cage match, with former champion Vanely giving up the title for personal reasons prior to the match.

SuperLuchas talks to the Villano III sons. Hijo de Villano III says he’s a two time national champion in wrestling.

Segunda Caida reviews Hombre sin Nombre, Sangre Azteca, Virus vs Ángel de Oro, Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr.

Circulo Rojo is sponsoring another lucha libre photowork shop at Arena Mexico on 09/25.

Mexico City arena wrestler Struendo is mentioned to be a sticker bomber in this article about urban art.

An article about the Rockstar Wrestling Alliance lucha libre promotion in Phoenix.


CMLL (SAT) 09/19/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala vs Camorra
2) Robin vs Espanto Jr.
3) Oro Jr. vs Metálico
4) Soberano Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte
5) Blue Panther Jr. & The Panther vs Kamaitachi & Okumura
6) Ephesto, Felino, Mr. Niebla vs Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Super Porky
7) Dragón Rojo Jr. © vs La Máscara [CMLL MIDDLE]
12th defense. First title defense since February.

That’s a rough show, even with Kamaitachi and Panther. Even putting aside the main event, that’s a unpromising semimain match, the Oro/Metalico rematch you never wanted, and the rest of the singles matches look concerning.

CMLL (SUN) 09/20/2015 Arena México
1) Leono, Metatrón, Sensei vs Apocalipsis, Artillero, Súper Comando
2) Magnus, Star Jr., Stigma vs Puma, Tiger, Virus
3) Dragon Lee, Titán, Valiente vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Vangellys
4) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Shocker, Último Guerrero
5) Atlantis © vs Mephisto [MEX LH]
first defense, rematch of title change

It turns out Sombra IS on this card too, which means that CMLL isn’t hiding him after the Anniversary show. CMLL is just plain weird. This is more packed card than usual and they’re probably expecting a bigger turnout, so maybe they just had to have everyone.

I have no idea why Puma and Tiger are in the segundas.  Magnus needs to work on superkick defense this week.

CMLL (SUN) 09/20/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Ángel Aéreo, Meteoro, Rey Halcón vs Gitano, Mr. Brisa, Relampago
2) Súper Estrella vs La Pantera
3) Exterminador & Maléfico vs Engendro Jr. & Roberto Paz Jr.
Guadalajara vs Arena Roberto Paz
4) El Divino, Neutrón, Vaquero Jr. vs Joker, Ráfaga, Sádico
5) Esfinge, Gallo, Magnum vs Damián 666, Halloween, Mosco X Fly
Guadalajara vs Tijuana

This is likely the ‘CMLL’ booking the Familia de Tijuana were talking about, as Sunday Guadalajara continues to bring in indy names (like the Roberto Paz luchadors elsewhere on the card.)

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