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ColiseoMania, Rey Cometa defeated by another Guadalajara luchador

LyC (SUN) 09/28/2014 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [LuchaMania Monterrey]
***ColiseoMania II***
1) Big Neurosis & Niño Hamburguesa b Erika Sotelo & Larry Miranda
2) Ninja Jr., Silencio, Ultimo Ninja b Hombre Sin Miedo, Misionero, Tigre Cota
best match of the show.
3) Ministro de la Muerte b Tigre Universitario, Bengali, Difunto I, Meetal,Pancho Tequila, Gringo Loko, Ángel Dorado Jr., Angel Justiciero, Monje Negro Jr., El Pulpo [WWA MIDDLE]
Ministro, not originally listed in the match, won the WWA Middleweight championship.
4) Chessman & Zorro b Golden Boy & Máscara Púrpura
the AAA rudos destroyed Golden Boy; Purpura looked better.
5) Angélico & Dralion vs Electroshock & Rico Rodriguez
No Simbolo, and Caifan was just sort of left off, causing this to be reshuffled in a tag match. Electroshock and the referee feuded until Angelico rolled up Electroshock
6) Cibernético & Dr. Wagner Jr. NC Averno & Myzteziz [Relevos Increíbles]
The relevos increible idea was pretty much ignored by the middle of the match, with Wagner & Myzteziz working together against the new Hell Brothers. Wagner and Myzteziz had submissions at the end, Chessman ran in for the save, and the announcer said the winners were Wagner & Myzteziz by DQ (which makes no sense at all, so we’ll go with a No Contest.)

Relevos Incredible matches where no one’s interesting in actually doing a relevos incredible are pretty annoying. Building was said to be 90% full on the lower level and 10% on the upper level. A nearby show in Guadalupe with Texano, Parka and Perro on top was said to draw 3000.

CMLL (TUE) 09/30/2014Arena México [CMLL]
1) Akuma & Ramstein bBengala & Robin
Akuma replaced Zayco.
2) Kamaitachi, Nitro, Okumura b Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Súper Halcón Jr.
moved down a spot. Rudos took 1/3
3) Tiffany b Princesa Sugehit [lightning]  (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
moved up to the third. A bit of an upset win.
4) Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado b Oro Jr., Pegasso, Tritón
straight falls, Pierroth fouling Triton after a Comandante distraction.
5) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Stuka Jr. b Felino, Hechicero, Pólvora
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja b Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Rudos took 1/3 clean.

A show. At this point, I’m sure CMLL filmed some vignettes with Pierroth, Sagrado, Misterioso as a new trio, maybe took some publicity photos, maybe even got them matching outfits, and then just never publicized any of it. Whoever’s in charge clearly believes they’re meant to be a important trio (and more or less replacements for the Revolucionarios.)

CMLL (TUE) 09/30/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Divino & Metatrón b Jocker & Sádico
2) Canelo Casas, El Cuatrero, Sansón b Esfinge, Omar Brunetti, Stigma
Rudos took 2/3
3) Maléfico © b Rey Cometa [OCCIDENTE LH]
Malefico’s champion and kept the belt by taking falls 23, the last via unseen foul. Second defense.
4) Black Panther, Cachorro, Máximo b Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
Tecncios took 2/3.
5) Diamante Azul, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
Tecnicos took 1/3, Shocker blatantly fouling Shocker Volador in the third.

Shocker can’t give matches like that, Terrible has so few wins as it is. Also not winning: Rey Cometa.

Alberto del Rio was announced as appearing on the 10/24 & 25 WWC shows in Puerto Rico. Alberto del Rio was also announced for a 10/24 Tijuana show. Not quite sure how he’s going to pull that off. This is going to be issue with ADR for the next year or so; everyone’s going to want him and he can’t quite yet work everywhere at once.

ChilangaMask added Dr. Cerbero vs Caifan to it’s Arena Solidaridad show on 10/26, and Keira vs TBA on it’s 10/25 Coacalco show.

Xalapa 17 year old prospect Vengador Radioactivo announced on Facebook that he was saying goodbye to lucha libre. It’s not at all what it sounds like. The Vengador Radioactivo character was created by someone else – Ricardo Munoz – and the current luchador is going forward with a different identity. A good long interview with Vengador Radioactivo’s mother from a couple weeks ago mentions Munoz pretty much was Vengador’s sponsor (buying his gear, paying training costs) and I’d guess that relationship is coming to an end. That same interview mentions Vengador trip to NOAH is a couple days after he turns 18; perhaps that’s where/when the new character will be revealed.

A article on WrestlingInc. says the Lucha Underground episodes cost $600,000 to $700,000 per taping and a producer was critical of negative feedback. Dorian Roldan shot this down as 100% false, noting in particular the producer didn’t work on the brand mentioned.

Segunda Caida reviews La Sombra, Máximo, Rush vs Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Shocker and Lucha Azteca 07/19/14.

Black Terry has video of a Belial & Terremoto vs Mr. Leo & Tornado match which was used on a telenovela.

There’s a benefit show for Estrella Explosiva on Thursday in Arena Roberto Paz; she was hurt on the ChilangaMask show a couple weekends ago.

Kraneo says a show tomorrow in Toluca using the Lucha Libre USA name (!?!?!) is falsely advertising himself and plenty of other people who aren’t booked.

DJ Spectro is selling digital copies of magazines again. This reminds me of my newest plan to do a lot of work on lucha libre and make no money that I probably should reveal in a series of somewhat coherent Twitter messages.

Lucha libre masks were worn at a Paris fashion show.

Lineup

CMLL (TUE) 10/07/2014 Arena México
1) Fresbee & Leono vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Esfinge, Sensei, Starman vs Artillero, Canelo Casas, Súper Comando
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Metálico, Okumura
4) Dragon Lee vs Raziel [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Fuego, Super Porky vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Hombre sin Nombre, Pólvora
6) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Titán vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Rey Escorpión

Dragon Lee vs Raziel should be fun and the main event has a chance. Would be nice to see Mascara Dorada go all out.

CMLL (TUE) 10/07/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Magnus & Star Jr. vs Demonio Maya & Ráfaga
2) Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Lluvia vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Volador Jr. vs Shocker

Those are two guys who don’t seem like they’ll work well together in the main event, but I guess you never know. Bufete del Amor back together in the semimain. Maybe Sagrado, Pierroth and Misterioso can go with “Los Odiosos”?

09/27-09/30 lucha videos

Noches de Coliseo remains in reruns. The current C3 is off the (iffy at best) webfeed; we’ll have the normal show later on.

Note CMLL did not air the mask match in Mexico on TV. I would bet they still have no idea if it’s airing on TV Azteca or not.

I don’t understand what’s happening with WWC. Is the Sunday morning a rerun? An additional episode? (The normal Sunday show is cut off just about half way because Comcast was messing with my cable.)

YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7SRByJnTkDwDq9UnzBz4q9b

09/27 WWC: http://ul.to/uop3hp5j
09/28 WWC Morning: http://ul.to/kske0fi3
09/28 WWC Regular Time: http://ul.to/518vcyby

09/28 La Lucha Se Le Hace: http://ul.to/sk86t1du

AAA on Televisa: 2014-09-27
taped 2014-09-14 @ Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo
Intro
https://www.sendspace.com/file/zrgoa7
Clips of Hard Rock Hotel
https://www.sendspace.com/file/9sy0ui
1) Dinastía, Jennifer Blake, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya Valkyrie
1) Aerostar, Angélico, Australian Suicide vs Daga, El Apache, Hijo de Pirata Morgan
https://www.sendspace.com/file/4k6yud
Angelico capsule
https://www.sendspace.com/file/r58r19
2) Psycho Clown vs Chessman
https://www.sendspace.com/file/jrcr5q

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-09-27
taped 2014-09-16 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show: http://ul.to/2rrdpree
1) Boby Zavala & Olímpico © vs Sky Kid & Smaker for the Occidente Tag Team Championship
https://www.sendspace.com/file/e50r6m

2) Diamante Azul, Dragon Lee, La Sombra vs Cavernario, Hechicero, Negro Casas
https://www.sendspace.com/file/5r83mb
3) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero
https://www.sendspace.com/file/pcncws

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-09-27 = NEW LINKS ADDED 10/05
taped 2014-09-23 @ Arena México
Intro
https://www.sendspace.com/file/v5y69c
1) Metatrón, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Artillero, Metálico, Súper Comando
https://www.sendspace.com/file/gcw00h
2) Cachorro, Pegasso, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Vangellys
https://www.sendspace.com/file/cdjern
3) Blue Panther, Marco Corleone, Titán vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja
https://www.sendspace.com/file/n73l8t
4) Mephisto © vs Valiente for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship
https://www.sendspace.com/file/emj7et
Ending
https://www.sendspace.com/file/2o2egw

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-09-27
taped 2014-09-19 @ Arena México
Intro
https://www.sendspace.com/file/zwr6i8
1) Rey Cometa vs Bárbaro Cavernario for the hair
https://www.sendspace.com/file/2woosv
Sonora Dinamita
https://www.sendspace.com/file/mdvbuu
2) La Máscara & Rush vs Negro Casas & Shocker © for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship
https://www.sendspace.com/file/hnt48d
Ending
https://www.sendspace.com/file/thpb4w

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-09-27
taped 2014-09-19 @ Arena México
Full Show: http://ul.to/o0pjn9cg
1) Rey Cometa vs Bárbaro Cavernario for the hair
https://www.sendspace.com/file/p7ixb5

2) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero for the mask
https://www.sendspace.com/file/r1rpqt

CMLL on Terra: 2014-09-28
taped 2014-09-28 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Robin & Sensei vs Akuma & Espanto Jr.
http://ul.to/5ugdkgqk
2) Cachorro, Star Jr., Starman vs Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel
http://ul.to/ztywfafp
3) La Vaquerita, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis
http://ul.to/xchtz96x
4) Fuego vs Kamaitachi in a lightning match
http://ul.to/jkukbtv2
5) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Rey Cometa vs Cavernario, Hombre sin Nombre, Pólvora
http://ul.to/5ofiflcw
6) Diamante Azul, Máximo, Rush vs Euforia, Terrible, Thunder
http://ul.to/lyvhkxcl

CMLL Puebla: 2014-09-28
taped 2014-09-01 @ Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano, Black Tiger, Milenium vs Akrón, Ares, Fuerza Chicana
https://www.sendspace.com/file/x7ayyf
2) Fuego, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Skándalo
https://www.sendspace.com/file/7vyt6s
taped 2014-08-25 @ Arena Puebla
3) Volador Jr. vs Rey Escorpión
https://www.sendspace.com/file/zkwjjy
taped 2014-09-01 @ Arena Puebla
4)  [seeding battle royal]
https://www.sendspace.com/file/85jorw
5) Euforia & Niebla Roja vs Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. in a eightfinal match
https://www.sendspace.com/file/z6toc8
6) Black Panther & Diamante Azul vs Felino & Puma in a eightfinal match
https://www.sendspace.com/file/e0ijwo
7) Marco Corleone & Rush vs Máscara Dorada & Titán in a eightfinal match
https://www.sendspace.com/file/r14m0a
8) Cavernario & Mr. Niebla vs Rey Bucanero & Vangellys in a eightfinal match
https://www.sendspace.com/file/zj4jjk
9) Euforia & Niebla Roja vs Blue Panther & Diamante Azul in a tournament quarterfinal match
https://www.sendspace.com/file/laam9r
10) Marco Corleone & Rush vs Cavernario & Mr. Niebla in a tournament quarterfinal match
https://www.sendspace.com/file/ksjboi
11) Marco Corleone & Rush vs Euforia & Niebla Roja in a tournament semifinal match
https://www.sendspace.com/file/8slemm

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-09-28
taped 2014-09-24 @ Arena Naucalpan
Intro: http://ul.to/9e33833j
1) Galaxy & Sky Ángel vs Atomic Star & Capitán Muerte
http://ul.to/rvylgkc5
2) Alfa & Látigo vs Anubis Black & Araña de Plata
http://ul.to/lugpovyi
3) Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Metaleon vs Ciclon Black, Eterno, Hip Hop Man
http://ul.to/e07fpw4k
4) Alan Extreme, Avisman, Golden Magic, Imposible, Relámpago, Veneno vs Dante, Euro, Filder, Hijo Del Zumbido, Sky Fly, Yakuza [Copa Higher Power]
http://ul.to/wqx0wrg2

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-09-30
taped 2014-09-28 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Metaleon & Saruman vs Atomic Star & Freyser
http://ul.to/pn5hvq13
2) Hijo De Dos Caras, Súper Nova, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 Jr.
http://ul.to/gg9tom4p

Tags:

Sombra/Volador (again), NGX, Lucha Undergrond ladder match

CMLL (MON) 09/29/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (Fotos)]
1) Black Tiger & Rey Samuray b Akrón & Ares
Rey Samuray is listed as Samurai in the results (so they may have cut down one Rey.)
2) Leono & Soberano Jr. b Policeman & Toro Bill Jr.
Policeman first match here in 11 months came in a loss.
3) La Comandante & La Seductora b La Vaquerita & Lluvia
Originally scheduled to be Estrellita (c) vs Zeuxis for the MEX WOMEN title, but Estrellita pulled out due to a rib injury.
4) Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Tiger b Ángel de Oro, Stigma, Stuka Jr.
Tiger replaced Skandalo. Misterioso pulled Stuka’s mask.
5) Diamante Azul, Máximo, Super Porky b Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush b Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
Volador and Sombra feuded, with Rush & Mascara helping Sombra cheat to win.

Nitro replaces Skandalo today, so it looks like Skandalo is out with a mystery injury. Volador/Sombra has been going for a long time but has nothing on Misterioso and Stuka – they were facing off before he even was Misterioso.

NGX (SAT) 09/27/2014 Gimnasio Factores Mutuos, Monterrey, Nuevo León [LuchaMania Monterrey]
***Death Before Dishonor***
1) Neurosis b Armaggedon
2) Epydemius b Demenzía, Ultimo Ninja
Good match. Epydemius beat Ultimo Ninja with a Canadian Destroyer. Neurosis attacked Demenzia after the match.
3) Hooligan Byron & Xtreme Dragon b Black Spyder & Psicotico
Very good. Xtreme Dragon flew off a high place in the building to land on Black Spider.
4) Cachorro Zapata & Optymus b Alberto Del Dos Rio & Difunto I
Tedious mat wrestling for the first half of the match (this crowd wasn’t here to see that style but it was also not interesting in that style) with the older partners strangely rooting for the younger guy on the opposite side for no obvious reason. It picked up in second half after Difunto smashed a bottle on Zapata’s head. Optymus took the same, and both members of the team left the match (at different times) for moments. Cachorro beat Difunto for the win.
5) Necro Butcher b Nicho el Millionario, Joe Lider
Necro’s NGX debut (though he’s wrestled here for other groups.) Necro hit himself with a chair before the match and was already bleeding before he got to the ring. Hardcore brawl as expected. He surprised Nicho with a cradle at the end.

After the match, Nicho criticized Sick Boy and Pagano as “Internet Luchadors”. Sick Boy was in the crowd and does not look happy on the video. This seemed like a set up to a Sick Boy/Pagano vs Lider/Nicho tag match but it’s tough to tell with NGX.

Today’s CMLL show has the Reyes del Atlantida vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas and Niebla Roja in the main event. That could be good and, since they’re currently bereft of feuds, could be the start of a trios title program.. The lightning match, which should be on CMLL’s YouTube site soon after it takes place, is Tiffany vs Princesa Sugehit.

An interview with the new Hell Brothers confirms they’re against all the tecnicos and all the rudos (and with neither side.) It’ll go better for them than the Dark Family.

Video report on Sunday’s indy show with CMLL wrestlers in Ciudad Juarez. Pagano was telling people they sold 2,000 tickets to the show, which is really good for any wrestling show anywhere.

Johnny Mundo announced Saturday’s Lucha Underground taping will have himself vs Big Zeke vs Prince Puma (Ricochet) in a ladder match. That sets up from the street fight from this previous Saturday’s show. Advertising matches people want to see ahead of time is a smart move. That’s the first four hour taping and perhaps they’ll wait until the end of the show to have it.

This week’s AAA TV only aired two matches from the latest Hard Rock show in Cancun. I was told – by people who know these things much better than me – that AAA might end up splitting that taping into two tapings and unwisely ignored it. All the airdates for AAA should be figured to go back one week. Maybe that even explains why Heroes Inmortales looks like a one show taping? (That’d be the first 1 week taping since early August.) If you count Heroes Inmortales as the first week of the build to Guerra de Titanes, AAA will have between 5 and 7 weeks to set up the year end show.

LuchaWorld has LuchaWorld Podcast #33 on Lucha Underground and the 81st Anniversary show.

Video of Perro Aguayo getting his wounds treated (sort of) from last year’s TripleMania.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews Negro Casas vs Ultimo Dragon

Mascara Sagrada Jr. & (a) Mascarita Sagrada were thought to be missing in Tabasco; they wrestled there on Saturday and when they didn’t turn up back in Mexico City on Sunday, people thought they may have been kidnapped. They weren’t, they just got drunk.

There’s an exhibition of lucha libre artwork in Veracruz.

CMLL’s top 10 has Mephisto #1 and Esfinge #10. This might be the only week where Esfinge ever makes this list.

Lineup

CMLL (MON) 10/06/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Meyer & Paris vs Centauro de Fuego & Fuerza Chicana
2) Astro Aéreo Jr. & Último Dragoncito vs Blue Center & Demus 3:16
3) Asturiano, Dragon Lee, Oro Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, King Jaguar, Siki Ozama Jr.
4) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stigma vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Skándalo
5) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Ephesto, Hombre sin Nombre, Mephisto
6) Volador Jr. © vs La Sombra [NWA WELTER]
Volador’s first defense on this reign.

That’s (known) singles match #20 between Volador & Sombra since August 30th, 2010, not including all the other interactions. It’s their fifth singles match this year – they’re running them every even numbered month now – and the fifth time they’ve done this match in this arena. They’re tied two to two here.

This feud is in the weird middle ground where it’s over enough that they keep going back to it but not over enough where they feel the need to protect it from losing it’s specialness. There’s not as many Negro Casas/Rush matches. The Sombra who ends up in Durango during the Anniversary show sure isn’t winning this match.

Segunda reminds me that CMLL could’ve pulled in a couple Puebla regulars to get a full 16 person field on Sunday’s Arena Coliseo Minis #1 contenders cibernetico.

Canada defeats Mexico 2-0, Ninja Turtles arrival imminent

IWRG (SUN) 09/28/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Araña de Plata Jr. b Sky Ángel
straight falls
2) Metaleon & Saruman b Atomic Star & Freyser
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo b Diva Salvaje, Dr. Cerebro, Miss Gaviota
straight falls. Gringos have passed over a year of being Mexico State champions.
4) Hijo De Dos Caras, Súper Nova, Veneno b Canis Lupus, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 Jr.
Hijo de Dos returned. Tecnicos took 2/3 though the third fall finish was confusing. Mascara had Dos down and covered him for a three count according to referee Sonrisas, but referee Reyes Rosas ruled Dos got a shoulder up in a time. Confusion followed, and Dos suplexed Mascara for the win.
5) Demon Clown DQ Cien Caras Jr.
Mexico vs Canada! Demon Clown jumped Cien, who was not really helped by Mascara hitting him with a chair by mistake. Demon took the middle rope splash for the second. Ref Rosas was taken out in the second fall, leading to Mascara coming in to help beat up Demon Clown, but the ref came too and DQed the Capos. Straight falls for Demon Clown. Cien, having lost in two falls, challenged Hijo de Dos for a title match and Demon for a rematch. Dos appeared to accept the title change.

A proud day for Canada! I wonder what Demon Clown’s fantasy hockey team is called. My interest in this main event program begins and ends with Demon Clown’s Canada-ness. I would suggest IWRG not try to book Hijo de Dos on 10/12. Just play it safe.

Gringos VIP attacked Dr. Cerbero during interviews, so that feud is still going. IWRG has a few set ups of big matches (for IWRG) but there’s no real idea of when they’ll be doing them now that September is over. They also have the annual Halloween cage match show about a month from now.

The new Ninja Turtles appeared before the crowd and it was announced they’ll debut next week. Not a big fan of the new designs, but the movie designs weren’t so great so maybe they’re accurate. They’re IWRG opening match guys getting a new gimmick.

Tonight’s CMLL show in Puebla was supposed to be Zeuxis challenging Estrellita for the Mexican Women’s Championship, but Estrellita is out with a rib injury. The Puebla paper who covers the shows says she’ll be out two weeks. (That match felt like a routine Estrellita defense when it was announced, but I’m now a lot less sure about that.) The actual main event is Ingobernables versus the odd team of Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero and Volador Jr.

The ColiseoMania show drew a big crowd last night in Arena Coliseo Monterrey. They say they’ll eb back on 11/02 for a Arena Coliseo 59th Anniversary show.

ChilangaMask added Fly Warrior, Karma, Electro Boy vs Oficial AK47, Oficial 911, Kastigador vs Astro Rey Jr., Benji Maverick, Psico Kid (as the Guardians of the Galaxy) to the 10/25 Coacalco show and the Indystrongtibles trio of Impulos, Arez, Belial against Monterrey locals Xtreme Dragon, Dralion and Rey Orion to the 10/26 Arena Solidaridad show.

Ovett & Angel o Demonio broke up on the DTU shows this weekend.

LuchaWorld has a KrisZ news update and this week’s PosterMania.

Rob has highlights of 06/13/14 CMLL.

Segunda Caida reviews El Hijo Del Santo & Mil Mascaras vs. Blue Panther & Arkangel de la Muerte

Black Danger, said to be from Guataemala, lost his mask in Michoacan.

XMW will have a show on 11/01 at Gimnasio Gloria (named “Una Noche Mas” because the previous show at Gimnasio Gloria was thought to be the last ever one there.)

Cronicas y Leyendas writes about Barbaro Cavernario vs Rey Cometa.

Octagon was signing autographs in Ciudad Juarez yesterday, only Octagon says it wasn’t him! Who goes around being a fake Octagon?

10/12 AAA TV Lineup (San Luis Potosi)

AAA TV (SUN) 10/12/2014 Domo San Luis, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí
1) Dinastía, Faby Apache, Niño Hamburguesa, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Eterno, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
2) Angélico vs Jack Evans, Joe Lider, Hijo del Fantasma ©, Bengala, Aerostar, Súper Fly, Steve Pain [AAA CRUISER]
Hijo del Fantasma’s second defense
3) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético [street fight]
4) Myzteziz vs La Parka, Blue Demon Jr., Australian Suicide, Zorro, Pentagón Jr., Fénix, Daga [Copa Antonio Pena, lumberjack]
5) El Mesías & El Patrón Alberto vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano Jr.

Air Date: 10/25 – and only one week, because it’s surprisingly only five matches? They do make it up in volume of people in those matches.

This show only slightly follows from recent TV, but Alberto wrestling in his first big match in front of his home town crowd was always going to be the big draw. Tickets went on sale already, run from 903 to 91 pesos ($67 to $7USD), and the two most expensive sections are already sold out (or at least not available on TicketMaster.) This entire show is the first step to Guerra de Titanes, and the main event should be the first step to Alberto/Texano.

past Copa Antonio Pena winners
2007: Charly Manson
2008: Mesias
2009: Cibernetico
2010: Aerostar
2011: Electroshock
2012: Texano Jr. (and then vacated by DQ)
2013: La Parka

La Parka has a good chance of winning this for a second time, though Myzteyz and Demon also figure to have chances to win (and Zorro could use a reason to exist; he’s barely been around this year.) It’s a weird assortment of guys, with Fenix, Daga, Pentagon and Suicide usually existing in a different universe than other four guys, and boosted out of the previous match to give other guys a shot.

The Hell Brothers being matched up with the Psycho Clowns give both sides something to do. It seems like a setup to a trios title match between now and December, depending on what the plans are for Blue Demon.

Twenty years from now, someone’s going to be looking thru AAA results in 2014 and be totally confused about us saying Steve Pain was ever gone. He gets the missing title shot from TripleMania (now just missing Eterno), and Bengala and Aerostar go from being sad about failing on their shots to getting another one right away. Such is life in AAA. If the cruiserweight title is meant to mean something, Fantasma should hold it for a lot longer, but it’s unclear if it’s supposed to mean anything. The match should be chaos. Aerostar & Super Fly will be at each other and Lider gets to do the prop violence he missed out on last multiman match.

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09/28 Lucha Underground results

Lucha Underground (SUN) 09/28/2014 Lucha Underground Arena, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
1) Aaron Aguilera, Kaos, So Cal Crazy b B-boy, Cisco, Cortez Castro
Kaos & Aaron Aguilera are the Mexican Americans. Dark match. Trios match, not a six way.
2) Mariachi Loco b La Flecha (LU)
This La Flecha was local La Flecha Fugaz Tito Escondido. Dark match.
3) Pimpinela Escarlata b Son Of Havoc
4) Mil Muertes b Famous B
5) King Cuerno b Drago (AAA)
better than their previous match
6) Fenix (AAA) & Sexy Star b Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Pentagón Jr.
entertaining match

Air Date: 11/26. Thanksgiving with Pimpi!

They tape again on Saturday, with their first four hour (two show) taping.

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Titan defeats Gran Guerrero, Thunder loses, DTU

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (SUN) 09/28/2014 Arena Coliseo [@therealfredo, CMLL]
1) Robin & Sensei b Akuma & Espanto Jr. Robin & Sensei vs Akuma & Espanto Jr., on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel b Cachorro, Star Jr., Starman Cachorro, Pegasso, Starman vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Skandalo, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Star Jr. (wearing Rey Cometa’s mask) replaced Pegasso, Metalico replaced Skandalo. Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) La Vaquerita, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi b La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis La Vaquerita, Princesa Sugehit, Silueta vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Skadi replaced Silueta. Rudas took 2/3, Zexuis beating Vaquerita with La Roca in the third.
4) Fuego b Kamaitachi [lightning] Fuego vs Kamaitachi in a lightning match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
5) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Rey Cometa DQ Cavernario, Hombre sin Nombre, Pólvora
Tecnicos took 1/3, with the rudos fouling Cometa and Cavernario.
6) Diamante Azul, Máximo, Rush b Euforia, Terrible, Thunder Diamante Azul, Maximo, Rush vs Euforia, Terrible, Thunder, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3, Diamante Azul beating Thunder and Rush beat Terrible with a dropkick.

Sounded like a very forgettable show. Star Jr. appeared to be a last second sub since he didn’t have a mask. (You can’t quite find Star Jr. masks on sale outside either.)

If you build a match at the Anniversary entirely around getting Thunder over as a dominating force, you probably shouldn’t have him losing for no particular reason 9 days later. Thunder’s going to fail, everyone but the people in charge of actually making decisions realize that at this point, and nine to eighteen months from now he’s going to be gone and how they booked him will be no matter…but there still will have been a lame match on the Anniversary show instead of something fun that could’ve been used to get over people who will actually matter to the promotion long term.

CMLL (SUN) 09/28/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Yaqui b El Tapatío
2) Acertijo & Évola b El Brillante & Javier Cruz
straight falls
3) Demonio Maya b Leo
4) Sky Kid & Smaker b Magnum & Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 1/3
5) La Sombra & Valiente DQ Ephesto & Mephisto
Tecnicos took 1/3 when Mephisto fouled Valiente. Valiente demanded a rematch.
6) Titán b Gran Guerrero
Titan took 2/3 to beat Gran Guerrero again.

Hooray for Titan continuing to win. He’s 8-3 in singles matches (at least in Mexico the US) this year. Meanwhile, Mephisto can’t just leave Valiente alone and that’s going to cost him eventually.

Rey Misterio Jr. was hanging around the Lucha Underground taping Saturday; Drago had a photo posted with him before taking it down. There’s no real change here: Rey’s going to be on the show as soon as he’s legally allowed and WWE is going to make him wait as long as possible to be legally allowed.

This weekend’s DTU tour has Paranoiko won the Consgrados championship from Ovettseen Aeroboy become #1 contender to the Alto Impacto title and Los Nerds not only taking their first loss, but being destroyed by Los Malkriados and their new leader Calibus.

Mil Mascaras won in his latest return to Tijuana. More interesting to me is the segunda, where Patera Azteca and Toxik went to a draw with Rayn Kid & Super Boy when the commission stopped the match. It’s not said why, and I’m interested to know what can get a match stopped in Tijuana. Semimain seemed to set up an XLAW tag title defense.

Tony Casanova took Star Boy’s hair on Evolution Lucha Libre’s first anniversary show.

LuchaWorld had KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of 06/10/14 CMLL.

Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Azteca 07/12/14 and Uprising Lucha Libre 09/27/14.

Ohtani’s Jacket has reviews of random 90s match.

Today’s Super Libre had interviews withLa Magnifica, Gran Cochisse, Rey Celestial and Titan.

Aerostar, who says he’s still hurting from Super Fly’s attack, still managed a pretty decent “go watch more YouTube” burn on Pentagon Jr.

Lineup

CMLL (SUN) 10/05/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Soberano Jr. & Starman vs Cholo & Disturbio
2) Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Bam Bam, Stukita, Pierrothito, Mercurio, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito, Pequeño Nitro, Fantasy, Aéreo, Acero, Angelito[#1 Contenders, CMLL MINI]
winner gets a shot at Astral
3) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Super Porky vs Hombre sin Nombre, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys
4) Diamante Azul, Rush, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Negro Casas, Shocker

I count 17 current CMLL minis: Astral (champ!), Pequeno Violencia (hurt), Pequeno Universo (fat) and the 14 guys in the match. Pequeno Universo should show up, still think ther’es a good shot he gets in the match. Olimpico was champion for two millennium and has to go thru a cibernetico to get another shot, that seems unfair. I’m betting on Demus.

That appears to be Cavernario’s first ever Arena Coliseo main event, which is neat. (He’s main evented some Tuesdays but no Sundays.) Cavernio’s ‘s probably stuck with Diamante Azul, which is not great. Can they trade Panther and Azul?

CMLL (SUN) 10/05/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Reyko vs Relampago Azul
2) El Divino vs Thunder Boy
3) Smaker vs Infierno
4) Exterminador, Javier Cruz Jr., Leo vs Acertijo, Évola, Jocker
5) Dragon Lee, Maléfico, Titán vs Gallo, Mr. Águila, Sádico
6) La Sombra & Valiente vs Ephesto & Mephisto

Looks like another Mephisto/Valiente match?

09/27 Lucha Underground Results

Lucha Underground (SAT) 09/27/2014 Lucha Underground Arena, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
1) Fenix (AAA) b Mariachi Loco
dark match?
2) Pimpinela Escarlata b Pentagón Jr.
Pentago issued an open challenge (in Spniash), specifically saying he wasn’t afriad of anyone male or female. Naturally, that meant Pimpi answered. Crowd was into the act. Possibly a dark match.
3) Mascarita Sagrada b Son Of Havoc
Ivelisse was with Havoc and took a tope from Mascarita
4) Mil Muertes b Drago (AAA)
a mystery luchador (maybe Fantasma?) was watching the match from the a hiding spot on the second floor and attacked Drago after the match. Catrina was with Mil as usual.
5) Sexy Star NC Chavo Guerrero Jr.
very short match before Pentagon Jr. got involved. Fenix made the save and he and Sexy cleared house.
6) Big Ryck b Prince Puma [street]
Ryck’s friends (Cortez Castro & Cisco B-Boy) got involved of course. Castro (Ricky Reyes) came up bleeding after a Puma dive onto everyone. Numbers (and a ladder) caught up to Puma. Mundo jumped off the second floor to make the save, but eventually hit Puma by mistake and the rudos beat them all up. Ryck chokeslamed Puma Mundo thru a table.

Air Date was announced as 11/19.

They’re back at it this afternoon. Rooting for Pentagon Jr. to break his losing streak.

They’ve also announced the next Saturday tapings – 10/04 and 10/18 – will now be 4 hour tapings (or two episodes.) The tapings for 10/25 and 10/26 are not on that upcoming schedule; unsure if they’re just been replaced by the double taping or if they’re just not looking to publicize them so far in advance. Either way, the new start date means they’ll have taped all of the first bunch of episodes before any of them air.

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09/26 AAA TV Results (Zumpango) – Hell Brothers return

AAA TV (FRI) 09/26/2014 Domo Deportivo Noe Hernandez, Zumpango, Estado de México [AAA]
1) Niño Hamburguesa, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata b Carta Brava Jr., Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown
Mini Charly Manson replaced Mini Psycho Clown. Nino splashed Carta and Mamba for the win.
2) Australian Suicide & Faby Apache b Eterno & Sexy Star
Suicide beat Eterno with his tornillo shooting star press
3) Flamita b Steve Pain
unadvertised match, not listed in official results. Flamita won with Flame Fly.
4) Hijo del Fantasma © b Aerostar [AAA CRUISER]
Eterno was Fantasma’s second. Fantasma won with some help from Super Fly. Super Fly used Aerostar’s flame can on Aerostar to burn him after the match. First defense for Fantasma
5) Bengala, Blue Demon, Fénix b Pentagón Jr., Steve Pain, Villano IV
Steve Pain replaced Daga (right knee soreness.) Moved down a spot. Demon submitted Villano IV.
6) Angélico & Jack Evans NC Averno & Chessman
La Socidead ran in to attack. Blue Demon and Cibernetico went to make save, only Cibernetico attacked Demon instead. Cibernetico reformed the Hell Brothers w/ Averno & Cibernetico.
7) El Mesías & Myzteziz b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano
Mesias replaced Psycho Clown. La Mistica on Perro for the win.

Air Date: 10/04, 10/11

Averno replaces the currently detained Charly Manson in the Hell Brothers, who appear to be tweeners rather than straight rudos. It’s something for Cibernetico (and Demon) to do, and the AAA recap correctly notes that the group was very over last time. Also, this time Chessman already has a title so he won’t go after Cibernetico’s belt and screw everything up. (And maybe we’ve all gotten out of the Demon/Chessman match that still hasn’t happened.)

Not sure what to take out of the Flamita/Steve Pain match, except it was probably really good and probably won’t be airing. Flamita’s #1 priority is Dragon Gate, AAA wanted him back, and they were supposed to meet last week to see if something could be figured out. Maybe something where he works AAA when he’s not around Dragon Gate would work out for everyone. Steve Pain has been working random Mexican indy shows for the last couple of weeks, which really didn’t make sense with the reasons we thought he left AAA (needing to relocate back to California). Maybe something changed. Konnan welcomed Pain back to AAA, so maybe he’s back and really only missed a show or two after all.

They’ve turned Aerostar versus Super Fly up full blast. (That joke was weak.)

Nothing in particular built up for Heroes Inmortales. That lineup should be out in the next week or so and it will probably follow the storylines they’ve done int eh last few weeks without concluding anything.

Next AAA Mexico taping is 10/10. Lucha Underground resumes taping tonight.

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Mephisto advances in Copa Jr.

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (FRI) 09/26/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Canelo Casas & Nitro b Esfinge & Oro Jr.
2) Boby Zavala, Okumura, Virus DQ Dragon Lee, Fuego, Tritón
Tecnicos took 2/3, Virus fouling Fuego.
3) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr. b Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Rey Bucanero
Rey Bucanero replaced Vangellys on Monday. Aguila’s first Arena Mexico match since June. Tencicos took 1/3.
4) Felino & La Máscara b Shocker, Mephisto, Guerrero Maya Jr., Misterioso Jr., Tiger, Volador Jr. [Copa Jr., Copa Jr. VIP, seeding battle royal]
5) Mephisto b Guerrero Maya Jr. [Copa Jr., Copa Jr. VIP, eightfinal]
6) Shocker b Misterioso Jr. [Copa Jr., Copa Jr. VIP, eightfinal]
7) Volador Jr. b Tiger [Copa Jr., Copa Jr. VIP, eightfinal]
8) La Máscara b Felino [Copa Jr., Copa Jr. VIP, eightfinal]
9) Mephisto b Shocker [Copa Jr., Copa Jr. VIP, quarterfinal]
10) Volador Jr. b La Máscara [Copa Jr., Copa Jr. VIP, quarterfinal]
11) Mephisto b Volador Jr. [Copa Jr., Copa Jr. VIP, semifinal]
Mephisto advances to face next week’s block winner.
12) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Valiente
straight falls

Mephisto winning a block is random, though this tournament itself is pretty random. Theories about why Mephisto won:

  1. CMLL makes no sense, existence is meaningless (and I need another vacation)
  2. someone in the programming department finally noticed a post it note from Januaray – “feed Mephisto to Mistico La Nueva Era” – and decided it was time to get on that.
  3. name pulled out of hat

A benefit show was held at Arena Roberto Paz to help Egipcio, who suffered a skull injury last weekend and is still hospitalized.

Alberto el Patron works in Tijuana on 10/24.

Hijo del Fantasma participated in a celebrity archery contest.

A Japanese fan visits Arena Puebla.

Lineups

IWRG (WED) 10/01/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Aramis vs Black Angel
2) Alfa & Sky Ángel vs Atomic Star & Muerte Infernal
3) Dragón Celestial & Metaleon vs Hip Hop Man & Spartan
4) Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic, Kenshi Kabuki vs Danny Casas, Eterno, Oficial 911
5) Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

Pretty sure there’s a contest to make the least interesting Wednesday IWRG lineup. Danny Casas returns.

CMLL (FRI) 10/03/2014 Arena México
1) Astral & Stukita vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Cachorro, Dragon Lee, Fuego vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
4) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Terrible
5) La Sombra vs Rush, Super Porky, Máximo, Euforia, Delta, Stuka Jr., Puma [Copa Jr., Copa Jr. VIP, semifinal]
6) Mephisto, Thunder, Último Guerrero vs Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Volador Jr.

Hmmm. Rush isn’t winning, because Rush should be winning any sort of tournament like this but there’s really no point in throwing a tournament just for Rush to win. It’s kind of beneath him. Maximo/Mephisto would be a more evenly matched final, though again it’s strange why you’d running a tournament just to end up with Mephisto versus Maximo. So maybe Sombra? This is as pointless for Sombra to win as it is for Rush, but I’m not so sure the Sombra who was on vacation instead of the Anniversary show is going to be winning tournaments right now. Mephisto beating Sombra would be a pretty nice win for Mephisto and also a match that would be hard to set up unless you spontaneously invented a new tournament.

Speaking of vacations, tercera is Dark Angel’s return from the US. And the second is a really good match which won’t actually air on TV. Not sure why they’ve switched from Virus/Lee to Virus/Fuego.

DTU (SAT) 10/04/2014 Arena Querétaro
1) Angel Rebelde, Marsuk, Revolver Kid vs ?, Joven Maravilla, Maremoto Jr.
2) Electro Boy, Star Boy, Vengador vs Jimmy, Kevin, Tony
3) Septimo Dragon vs Hacker, Rocky Lobo
4) Drabek II & Lanzeloth vs Artikus & Drabek I
5) Drastik Boy © vs Gremlin [DTU AI]
6) Cíclope & Miedo Extremo vs Dragon De Oriente I & Dragon De Oriente II
7) Pantera vs Crazy Boy
8) Aero Boy & Violento Jack vs Black Fire & Slayer Pack and Galaxy & Ursus

DTU visits Queretaro after this week’s tour.

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