taped 2015-01-18 @ Auditorio de Santo Tomas Chiconautla, Ecatepec, Estado de México
As noted below, AAA’s confirmed Irma Osorno was the AAA staff member who passed away after a bus accident this morning. There’s no other new details about the situation.
AAA hasn’t said if this affects their plans with Rey de Reyes. They’ve been quiet outside of Marisela Pena’s statements. There’s no wrong way to handle this situation – whatever they do is understandable. Updated: AAA has announced the show is still on.
Alberto el Patron posted a message early this morning explaining why he wouldn’t be able to be on Rey de Reyes. He explained he was committed to a show in Australia and could not legally get out of it. He’s billed as wrestling in Melbourne on Friday. Alberto explains he canceled his England bookings last week because Mexico was more important, but he can’t get out of the Australian ones without legal problems. Alberto takes full responsibility for the situation.
LyC (SUN) 03/15/2015 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [LuchaMania]
1) Arkángel de la Muerte & Destroyer Kid b Bestia I & Bestia Ii
2) Aguila Azteca, Gato Fantasma, Ninja Jr. b Centauro, Genocida, Rico Rodriguez
3) Memo Valles, Potro Jr., Sergio Romo Jr. b Bengali, Kaientai, Tigre Universitario
4) Epidemus, Espectro Jr., Laredo Kid b Difunto I, Herodes Jr., Mr. Águila
Espectro Jr. replaced Axel. Laredo and Aguila looked good against each other.
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Silver King b Hijo del Ninja & Ultimo Ninja [LyC TAG, cage]
crowd was more behind Wagners this time. Hijo del Ninja escaped, but Ultimo Ninja was trapped and bled heavily. Hijo del Ninja tried to come back in, but was stopped by referee Yaqui and then Mr. Aguila & Espectro Jr. Humberto Garza helped run them off and the Garzas started to climb the cage, but Dr. Wagner Jr. had given Ultimo Ninja a martinete by that point. The Wagners escaped before the Garzas could get to them, and won the cage match and tag titles in the process.
Appears to be another strong turn out for the Monterrey promotion and a big angle to set up another match down the line. Noches de Coliseo doesn’t seem to be airing on the US feed of Multimedios – or it’s been moved to a different slot? – but the video of the first Wagners/Ninja mask is up on their YouTube channel. (It’s got the TV time/weather graphic there, which is why I think it may just be a US/Mexico feed issue.) Xtreme Tiger will be on their 04/05 show.
IWRG (SUN) 03/15/2015 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
Guerra del Golfo, 2015
1) Atomic Star b Omega
Straight falls. Omega was injuried.
2) Emperador Azteca & Metaleón b Hip Hop Man & Imposible
Emperador Azteca & Imposible are feuding again.
3) Negro Navarro, Rayan, Spector b Black Terry, Chicano, Hijo De Dos Caras
Navarro won, and wants a title match against Hijo de Dos Caras.
4) Danny Casas L Cien Caras Jr., Eterno, El Hijo del Diablo, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Fishman, Veneno, Oficial 911 [cage, loser advances]
Eterno & Mascara beat up Danny Casas and left him behind to lose. Cien Caras Jr.’s first match here this year, Fishman’s first in 13 months.
5) X-Fly L Rayan, Relámpago, Universo 2000 Jr., Hijo de LA Park, Apolo Estrada, Oficial AK47, Máscara Sagrada [cage, loser advances]
Rayan worked twice, replacing Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. Hijo de LA Park’s first match since 2012. Apolo attacked X-Fly and no one would let him leave. Ending sequence was a long sequence between Relampago, Hijo de La Park and X-Fly, with X-Fly left behind. X-Fly appeared to be passed out due to blood loss at one point, with Relampago standing on the rope and looking at him instead of leaving, then coming back in to get X-Fly to his feet and do more spots with him before leaving anyway.
6) X-Fly b Danny Casas [cage, hair]
X-Fly was laying on the mat, being checked on by the referee (and the doctors from outside the cage) when Danny Casas climbed back in and attacked him. X-Fly was standing up and fighting a few minutes later. X-Fly got a 3 (or maybe 4) count on Danny Casas, then climbed out and left to win.
I watched the last 10 minutes of this, waiting for it to get done so I could finish working on the video post. It was what you’d expect from recent IWRG. X-Fly alternated between dead and completely fine. He won by giving Danny Casas a chair shot to the back, standing over him for a second, carefully kneeling down on knee, then bending over with a two hand press to casually cover Danny Casas. The referee dropped down, checked the pin as if making a count, then counted to three. X-Fly got up, started to celebrate, then ran towards the cage wall and climbed up as if they all had just decided the rules were escape the cage. (It appeared to be both at various times.) Danny chased X-Fly as if stopping him would matter, but X-Fly escaped with his unlikely victory.
IWRG also announced it’s schedule of major events for the rest of the year
04/05: Rey del Ring
04/19: Ruleta de la Muerte Encadenados
05/03: Festiva de la Mascars
05/17: Guerra Revolucionario con Correas
06/07: Jaula de las Locas
07/05: Guerra de Familias
08/02: Legado Final de Padres e Hijos
09/06: La Gran Cruzada
10/04: Caravana de Campeones
10/18: Guerra de Empreseas
11/01: Castillo del Terror
12/16: 58th Anniversary of Lucha Libre in Estado de Mexico
12/20: 38th Arena Naucalpan Anniversary
CMLL (MON) 03/16/2015 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (photos)]
1) Black Tiger & Robin b Guerrero Espacial & King Jaguar
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Toro Bill Jr. b Lestat, Soberano Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr.
3) Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr., Tritón DQ Kamaitachi, Okumura, Sangre Azteca
Kamaitachi unmasked and fouled Dragon Lee in the final build up to their mask match.
4) Atlantis, Máximo, Super Porky b Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto
5) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr.
UG got away with pulling of Mistico’s mask for the win.
Not so much the trios title match…
One of the many things we miss out by not getting to see live shows any more is finding out how CMLL is promoting the shows to live audiences. We’ve seen the Cinepolis ad signs, but don’t know if they’re airing a video promo during the show or having the ring announcer push it hard. Following up the Kamaitachi/Dragon Lee trios with a reminder that fans can go to the movie theater in Puebla to see the mask match would’ve been a good move, but it’s tough to tell if it’s something they’re doing.
LI (MON) 03/16/2015 La Casa de Cultura, Acolman, Estado de México [Tercera Caida]
3) Canek Jr., Hijo del Solar, Mr. Jack Jr. b Triturador, Tyson La Bestia,Xandao
4) El Fantasma, Mr. Jack, Solar I b Histeria II, Maniaco, Psicosis
Maniaco (or a new Maniaco 2000) resurfaced to replaced Veneno. DQ for Mascara Ano 2000 running in for some reason.
5) Fuerza Guerrera, Máscara Año 2000, Mr. Niebla DQ Canek, Gronda,Heavy Metal
Niebla faked a foul. Mascara and Metal continue to feud.
It’s tough to figure out when the last time this Maniaco wrestled because there’s other people using the name. It’s been quite a while.
CMLL has two title matches tonight. Arena Mexico hosts Mercurio challenging Astral for the CMLL Mini Estrellas Championship. Mercurio’s been great of late. He’s unlikely to win the championship, but the title match has greatest promise. The actual main event is the Reyes del Atlantida taking on the Hijos del Infierno in their second match as a trio.
Shocker & Negro Casas defend the CMLL tag team championship against an Ingobernable trio once again. This time, it’s Marco & Rush as challengers. This seems slightly more likely to have a title change, because Rush is capable of winning any title at any time, but it’s still overall more likely to be a successful title defense. The semimain has the Sky Team versus Guerreros. The tercera has the official CMLL in-ring debut for Reyna Isis, who’s been seconding the Tuareg for years and occasionally wrestling at indy shows.
Intocable, who’s been rarely spotted wrestling in the last half decade, has been cast on the next season of the La Isla reality show.
Homenaje a Dos Leyendas apparently will be airing on Samurai TV in April 11th. These airings are important again, because it’s likely to be the most complete version of the show.
Tinieblas Jr. ssys his FULL promotion will be airing on TV Mexiquense on Sunday at 12pm, though it reads as if it’s not starting to air until 04/19. It’s also available on Roku. Their next show will be taped on 03/26 in Toluca.
A report on this past weekend’s Expo Mascaras, and it’s ceremony honoring Lola Gonzalez.
CMLL highlights from 03/13 CMLL.
SuperLuchas looks back at Blue Panther vs Avipson Negro in a mask match.
The mask Aerostar is said to have won from Super Fly was sold on a Japanese lucha libre site. It went for about $400 USD.
CMLL (FRI) 03/20/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Brillante & Meteoro vs El Piraña & Satara
2) El Alteño, El Tapatío, Índigo vs Gitano, Gran Kenut, Thunder Boy
3) Frezzer, Javier Cruz Jr., Leo vs Exterminador, Furia Roja, Sádico
4) Flash I, Flash II, Forastero vs El Cuatrero, Ráfaga, Sansón
5) Gallo, Omar Brunetti, Pepe Aguayo vs Gran Eku, Jocker, Maléfico
Gitano is yet another new name here. (The database is picking up on the Veracruz one; this is probably not him.) Main event follows up on the interference in last week’s main event.
CMLL (SAT) 03/21/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Último Dragoncito vs Pierrothito
2) Molotov vs Hijo del Signo
3) Oro Jr. vs Canelo Casas
4) Starman vs Raziel
5) Stigma vs Cancerbero
6) Fuego & Tritón vs Misterioso Jr. & Pierroth
7) Dragon Lee, Mistico, Valiente vs Ephesto, Kamaitachi, Mephisto
Dragon Lee or Kamaitachi’s first match unmasked, with Dragon Lee having a rare team up with his brother.
CMLL (SUN) 03/22/2015 Arena México
1) Bengala & Metatrón vs Camorra & Espanto Jr.
2) La Vaquerita, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Dragon Lee, Fuego, Pegasso vs Boby Zavala, Okumura, Virus
4) Super Porky vs Kráneo [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Dragón Rojo Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Rey Escorpión
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Mistico vs Euforia, Mephisto, Negro Casas
Putting Super Porky in a singles match, even with Kraneo, seems like it’s asking a lot. CMLL cotinues to produce good terceras.
CMLL (MON) 03/23/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis, Meyer, Zaeta Roja vs Artillero, Policeman, Súper Comando
2) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, La Comandante, Tiffany
3) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Puma
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Thunder
5) Mistico vs Último Guerrero
This is only the second time Ultimo Guerrero has faced this Mistico; the last was two years ago in Guadalajara, with UG coming out on top.
Zaeta Rojo is yet another local getting a match here.
A bus carrying AAA’s staff collided into a truck at a toll booth around 1AM Tuesday morning near Morelia, Michoacan. 30 people were injured, and one person died. SuperLuchas has an unconfirmed report that deceased is Irma Osorno, who was the coordinator of the edcanes. 14 people were taken to local hospitals, 16 were treated on the scene. The drivers of both vehicles fled the scene.
Update 2: This article has the clearest picture and description of the accident. A flatbed truck was parked on the highway. The bus driver did not realize the truck wasn’t moving and impaled the bus on the truck.
The AAA crew was traveling back to Mexico City after the unsuccessful attempt at running a show in Rey de Reyes on Monday. AAA travels with two buses, one for the wrestlers and one of the staff (and sometimes photographers and vendors.) The wrestler bus appears unaffected. Among those mentioned as hurt and treated on the scene is Miguel Fonseca, part of the AAA creative department.
My condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, and hopefully everyone else will quickly recover.
It was belltime once again for Rey de Reyes 2015. Just like Sunday, belltime didn’t mean matches, but instead the entire roster coming to the ring to announce the show was not going to happen. An impromptu press conference was held in the ring to announce the show would not happen again. The show is currently scheduled to instead take place Wednesday night at 8pm local at this same indoor venue.That’s two hours later than these last two attempts. (Time conversion table is here. It’s starting 1 hour after the first run airing of Lucha Underground ends.)
I was otherwise busy and did not get to see this press conference. AAA claimed there, and also on social media, that they were unable to secure the permits to run Rey de Reyes in that venue. Today was a national holiday in Mexico, celebrating Benito Juarez’s birthday. (AAA’s show just happened to be in Auditorio Benito Juarez.) It meant that a lot of people would be free to come to the show, but it also meant governmental offices were shut down and it was impossible to get those permits. It appears AAA had been working on this situation all day, but realized they could not find a solution in time. AAA’s Twitter stopped promoting the show sometime in the last couple hours prior and rumors started about the cancellation at least a half hour before the show. Unlike Sunday, no fans ever made it into the arena, so AAA must’ve been turning people around and word spread from there. Judging from the pictures, AAA had everything ready to go to put on a show, and were just solely missing the legal permission to run one.
It will not be the full card on Wednesday. Alberto el Patron versus Brian Cage has been canceled. AAA said they were “otherwise busy.” My hunch is Alberto has surgery scheduled for tomorrow back home and everyone agreed it didn’t make sense for him to put it off. Alberto’s been pulled even from non-wrestling appearances on WrestleMania weekend, so someone’s under the impression he’s not going to be moving around much any time soon. There’s no reason for Cage to stick around without Alberto and one less person to put pay for is best for AAA’s bottom line. This has to be the most expensive Rey de Reyes ever, just between the costs of a second venue, transferring all the equipment, all the extra man hours involved, and finding room and food for everyone for these extra days. It reads like AAA implied they’d make up for the missing match somehow. I’d expect the Cage/Patron match also happens whenever Alberto is back.
As long as they’re talking make ups, AAA needs to offer refunds for both the live tickets and for the iPPV to anyone’s interested. That’s not going to help the financial situation any, but it’s the smart move to keep goodwill for the product. AAA doesn’t need to do it this moment – if they’re bringing in a name match to replace the Cage/Patron one, it’s perfectly fine to wait to announce that at the same time as extending the refund offer. Still there are people who bought tickets to a Sunday show and can’t go to a Wednesday one, or who just wanted to see Alberto, and keeping their money only guarantees it’s the last you’ll see of them.
AAA should have no trouble getting everything sorted out, but they really don’t have much wiggle room. Lucha Underground tapings are this weekend, which blocked any Saturday or Sunday reschedule (and even running this on a Friday night would’ve been rough.)
Everyone looked pretty bummed about the situation. It stinks for everyone involved, from the people working on it, to the people who traveled to Guadalajara just to see it.
DTU (SUN) 03/15/2015 Arena Neza [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Tercera Caida]
1) El Chato, El Junior, El Nene vs Danny Latino, Kid Lobo, Lokillo
2) Artikus, Lanzeloth, Rocky Lobo b Andy Boy, Danger, Guerrero Mixtico
3) Septimo Dragon b Kalibus, Hormiga, Dr. Cerebro, Dowki
4) Arez, Belial, Impulso b Jimmy, Kevin, Tony
5) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II b Black Fire & Slayer Pack and Cíclope & Miedo Extremo
Gemelos want a tag title shot.
6) Jonathan Gresham b Drastik Boy © [DTU AI]
7) Super Mega b Paranoiko ©, Dement Extreme [DTU CONSAGRADO]
Dement Extreme was added to the match. Super Mega won the title.
8) Crazy Boy & Pesadilla b Histeria II & Psicosis II and Aero Boy & Violento Jack [TLC]
Los Porros and Los Masizos got involved, and Psicosis suggested a multiman cage match. They’ll come back in two weeks for that match.
That next show is on 03/29, with the cage match (field TBD) and Fire/Pack vs Gemelos tag title match. Fourth match was said to be very good. Attendance was nothing special, along the lines of the Fusion shows here a couple years ago.
No IWRG results yet. I don’t know if general attendance was down, but the reporter types who might normally go to that show seem to have either headed to Guadalajara for Rey de Reyes (and probably had an unpleasant day of rescheduling hotels and transportation) or went to that DTU show. IWRG will post their own results tomorrow.
Today’s show in Puebla has Sky Team versus the Guerreros, which seems to be setting up a title match next week. Dragon Lee and Kamaitachi face off in a trios match, the last time before their mask match this Friday.
No lineups for CMLL next weekend on their site; the Friday one was already done, and only results have been posted yet. (Paris looks cool tho’.)
The AAA show today in Nuevo Laredo is pushed back to Tuesday because of the Rey de Reyes wash out. There’s also a Tuesday show in Coahuila, which is probably getting moved or canceled since it’s got the same lineup.
Usual deal for Rey de Reyes tonight: show starts at 6pm local (8pm Eastern time), the iPPV is still on, I’ll be doing live coverage on Twitter, and results will turn up on this site. The Tuesday video post may be a little delayed as a result.
Tickets are on sale for the Cinepolis showing of Homenaje a Dos Leyendas. It’s 60 pesos a ticket, about $4 US. At that price, it’s hard to see how CMLL is making any money from this. I’m wonder if this maybe wasn’t CMLL’s inspiration – these theaters used to carry WWE shows, there’s less value in doing that now with the WWE Network available, and this is another wrestling thing they could try. This being a Cinepolis idea would explain why there’s no other (internet) option.
Segunda Caida reviews Panthers vs Puma, Tiger and Virus from earlier this month.
Mascara Dorada challenges Kenny Omega for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship on their 04/05 show. That show will air on NJPW World, though they’ve been airing those level of big shows on tape delay as of late. From my experience, NJPW World charges on the first day of the month regardless of when you sign up; if you’re thinking of resubbing to get that match, you may want to wait until just a few days prior.
CMLL (FRI) 03/13/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío & Meteoro DQ Demonio Rojo & Relampago
Meteoro replaced El Brillante. DQ for Relampago reentering after being eliminated.
2) El Alteño & Frezzer b El Piraña & Gran Kenut
Pirana replaced Satara.
3) El Divino, Javier Cruz Jr., Reycko b El Chakal, Furia Roja, Thunder Boy
4) Évola, Exterminador, Sádico b Hijo del Calavera, Leo, Metatrón
Debut for Hijo del Calavera, who took the loss to Exterminador.
5) Omar Brunetti, Pepe Aguayo, Virgo DQ Demonio Maya, Jocker, Maléfico
Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when Great Eku, Sadico, Evola and Exterminador attacked the tecnicos. Leo and Xavier Cruz made the save.
Main event seems to be setting up a multiman cage match, the last refuge of lucha programmers out of ideas.
CMLL (SAT) 03/14/2015 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Nitro
Ultimo Dragoncito replaced Angelito, did not get knocked out this time.
2) Akuma b Robin
3) Disturbio b Hombre Bala Jr.
4) Sangre Azteca b Esfinge
5) Tiger b Tritón
6) Dark Angel & Estrellita b Amapola & La Seductora
7) Dragón Rojo Jr., Mistico, Stuka Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
CMLL (SUN) 03/15/2015 Arena México
1) Magnus & Molotov b Akuma & Espiritu Negro
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000
Pequeno Violencia was originally announced, but subbed for Pequeno Universo.
3) Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Tritón b Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) Ángel de Oro b Hechicero [lightning]
Angel de Oro won in 9:29.
5) Marco Corleone, Super Porky, Titán b Kráneo, Pierroth, Rey Escorpión
6) La Máscara, Mistico, Volador Jr. DQ Bárbaro Cavernario, Negro Casas, Shocker
Negro Casas fouled Mistico. Mascara did not get along with his partners.
Also a show! They haven’t posted a recap – Alexis Salazar is on vacation and I’m surprised CMLL hasn’t completely fallen apart without him – so maybe there’s some angle that wasn’t reflected on Twitter.
other Rey de Reyes notes
Nothing new about the delay.
The Rey de Reyes poster mentions “2 luchas mas”, but AAA’s never said what those mas matches would be. I had assume they were local dark matches, but there definitely were enough AAA luchadors there and without a match to fill out two matches:
- Ludxor & Venum vs Carta Brava & Apache
- Pimpinela, Mascarita Sagrada, Faby Apache vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, and Taya
Joe Lider was also present. He could fit in with one of those other matches or get involved some other way. 6pm (8pm US Eastern) is still the scheduled start time but, if you’re interested but not going to be around until a little bit later, there’s still a good chance you’ll see the entire announced card.
Perro Aguayo Jr. and Rey Mysterio Jr. showed up late to the in-ring announcement for dramatics and Brian Cage lingered near the back, but they were all there by the end. Everyone on the card appeared in the ring except for Alberto El Patron. If he was healthy, it would’ve made sense for him to walk out and look healthy. If he’s got a leg injury that’s going to be hard to hide while walking, that may be why he didn’t do much walking. It’s a little bit shady.
Stream looked great. It’s going to be in a different building tomorrow, so who knows, but they had it going thru a bad rainstorm so it seems like a good sign. 3D even worked when I tried it briefly (though it didn’t add much to the crowd shots.)
Today’s +LuchaTV caught up with a couple months of apuesta matches and included an interview with Dragon Lee. They also have Silver King & Hijo del Ninja building up their match in Monterrey, and Hijo del Ninja saying he answer critics with his wrestling.
Jonathan Gresham picked up the DTU Alto Impacto championship tonight in Arena Neza
Black Terry Jr. has photos of Saturday’s Arena Lopez Mateos show. That didn’t draw anything special despite Myzteziz being on top.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Fuego en el Ring had Rafa el Maya as guest.
Super Libre talked to Silueta and previewed Rey de Reyes.
DoradaFan has a music video of 12/30/2014 CMLL.
SuperLuchas looks back at a women’s main event on March 14th, and a super detailed (and a bit analytically creative) recap of a title match on March 15th.
Guardian Puroresu looks back at Dos Caras winning the champ in 1984.
Sombra and the Shadow Driver are getting cards in the KOPW game.
Tonight’s Rey de Reyes was washed out. Guadalajara got hit with a rain storm this afternoon, one which was to pick up in intensity right around the start of the show and go into the night. The iPPV stream came on the air about a half hour before the show, and showed pools of water on the tarp covering the ring. It was a thin, late arriving crowd as the show approached bell time.
At 6pm local, the announced start time, AAA luchadors and Joaquin Roldan came to the ring together. Most everyone was in street clothes, which tipped off the show not starting as scheduled. Joaquin officially announced the show would not be run that night – citing safety issues with the rain and the electrical equipment – and instead would take place tomorrow in Auditorio Benito Juarez in nearby Zapopan. All tickets for this show will be honored tomorrow, and all people who bought the iPPV will also be able to see it tomorrow.
Rey Misterio Jr. spoke to the crowd, thanking them for coming out and encouraging them to come to the show on Monday. The show will start at the same time on Monday, 6pm local, 8 pm US ET.
EDIT: The show will be at Auditorio Benito Juarez, an indoor arena. Forget the rain.