- ClaroSports.com will be airing Friday’s Arena Mexico show, but only for Mexico IP addresses. No one’s really explained why, but that’s the deal. (Maybe it helps Azteca (US) if those matches aren’t airing on the internet two weeks earlier, but that’d only explain blocking US and not the rest of the world.)
- Claro did this originally, and we were able to use the Hola VPN app to get around it. That app didn’t work last week. It could be because of some (temporary) problem with the app, it could be Claro figuring out how to block it. People who had their own (usually pay) VPN apps were able to get around the block, so it’s not impossible. If Hola doesn’t work again Friday, there are other apps in the Chrome (and other browser) app store, one of them might work. I’m not going to be offering tech support on Friday – I’m not even sure I’m going to try recording this show – but there’s always a way to make it work if you want it to work enough.
- AAA will begin airing Heroes Inmortales this week. If you paid $19, you paid it to see about 8 days before AAA puts half it on YouTube for free. It’s a strange thing to do when you’re trying to rebuild the value of your PPV, but I’m sure their not thinking about it.
- CMLL on 52MX continues to be pre-empted at various times. They do update the guide, but it’s all very random. I wonder what they think about Puebla being on the internet for free two weeks before it airs on their network.
- LATV aired a repeat last week. I’ve got it down as if they’ll just skip that week. We don’t have any recording of the 09/20 show, so this would be new to the internet if it actually aired.
New Hotness: not airing your main event.
== AAA ==
AAA-Televisa: Preview’s not officially up, but it’s already been revealed on Twitter that the first five matches from Minatitlán will air, which means possibly very good Pentagon/Suicide and Daga/Pain vs Angelico/Jack. That leaves out the main event – Bengala’s debut. Ricky Marvin will never make AAA TV?!?
I had that show penned down as a two week taping. It’s only a one week one after all, so everything else airs a week sooner. The Tapachula taping will tape on 05/17 and looks to air on 05/24 barring any other change. AAA would get Sin Cara & Averno on TV for two weeks before Verano de Escandalo. That makes it a little bit easier to promote them as being on that show.
== CMLL ==
FOX: Expecting the main event to be kept off TV here, so the Atlantis feud, the Princesa breakup and the Rey Cometa trios should all make air. There’s going to be some creative editing on the mid-show introduction (or maybe it’ll just be dropped.)
52MX: first week of it being all Guadalajara, and I have no real idea of what that means. This network seems to have decent strength in Guadalajara itself and they’ve gone out of their way to include matches with locals under the previous format. I’d expect that to continue, even if that means some of the midcard gets skipped. The real bonus here is the Valiente/Mephisto title match may make air, which it definitely would not have under the old format.
ClaroSports: top 3 from last Sunday. Not sure how much I’m going to do previews when I’m never going to be able to see this show (the LATV problem.)
C3: Atlantida vs Guerreros, almost. Undercard matches in full moving video!
TVC Deportes (Puebla): start of the Ripper/Azul feud, Mascara/Escorpion in a lightning match. Listed as airing at 5pm and 11pm on Sundays right now. Maybe one of those is right.
Lucha Azteca: Odiosos vs Niebla/Shocker/Casas
Terra Friday: Cachorro vs Hechicero ad Star Jr. vs Soberano, both which could be a lot of fun. Sugheit makes her debut as a tecnico. Maybe don’t worry about the first couple matches unless you want to see Rebelde and Bengala.
Terra Sunday: La Sombra vs Rey Escorpion, which should be interesting even in medio format. This is another one where you may be able to get away with missing the first couple of matches, but the top four matches all have a chance.
Terra Tuesday: Metalico and Oro Jr. continue not get along. Zeuxis probably destroys Skadi again. Cavernario/Guerrero Negro and Dragon Lee/Super Halcon Jr. to wrap week 6.
== Other ==
Noches de Coliseo: SIN CARA’S TV REDEBUT. You knew it would happen in Monterrey.
IWRG-AYM Sports: Hoping Rey del Ring, probably getting let down.
== AAA ==
AAA-Televisa: what’s left from Naucalpan – minis, Rockers vs Oficials, and Chessman/Texano vs Mesias/Vampiro
AAA-Fusion: more from the Garza show. There hasn’t been a next one announced as of yet, which means this could be planned for three weeks. Right now, I’m guessing DTU’s three tag match and Consejo vs Perros
== CMLL ==
Galavision/Televisa: The Friday night shows are rough to predict this week, but easier for the next couple weeks. I’m going to guess Copa Junior airs here + the short segunda to fill out the time. Update: the early evening repeat is pre-empted for no particular reason, but the late night show is still listed
FOX: would be left with the Puma/Cometa trios (is Puma/Cometa feud of the year?) and random midcard Averno/Rojo/Escorpion vs Atlantis/Shocker/Titan
52MX: Sombra vs Terrible!
C3: Guerreros vs Revolucionarios, Valiente gets himself a feud, and maybe a segunda feud.
GDL: build to Angel de Oro vs Negro Casas + more Cometa vs Puma and Tuareg vs Cancerberos
EstrellaTV (Puebla): Sombra vs Terrible!
El Luchador: “The luchadors will have to do their best in their last mission under the watchful gaze of el Consejo. Shocker receives a surprise visit and reflects on his life amid fears he has for his next meeting with Mr. Niebla. The stars turn in favor of Dragon Lee, but pride stands in the way of his success. Princesa Blanca’s absence affects Felino’s health and he considers retirement.”
En Busca de un Idolo: Euforia vs Triton & Dragon Lee vs Niebla Roja in what should be the final opening round matches.
I haven’t talked enough about this show, but the one thing really stands out to me is something never shown – there’s no on screen mentions of standings or how everyone is doing in the overall competition, just the judges scores shown and the one flash of the score total in the post-match debriefing. There’s no sense of anything but the result of the previous match. It really stuck out to me after Titan’s loss last week; we knew he was probably getting thru because of the voting points, but Atlantis was reacting like it ws a crushing loss. There still is time for Polvora confronting Tirantes on the toliet. It’s not the biggest problem – the biggest problem are the people being spotlighted are being spotlighted for being failures (Polvora & Puma) and Tirantes claiming no one looks shouldn’t come off as accurate – but if the concept of the show is a competition some wins, shouldn’t we know who’s ahead? (No one’s watching this show, it scarcely matters, but it does speak to a systematic problem with CMLL – who’s winning?)
Neither of the reality shows are doing much for making stars out of the key participants. Even the Blanca/Estrellita feud has been way played down outside of the one early episode – they made a point of saying Blanca hated all the tecnicas and not just any one in particular in the lead up to the cage match. (That bit with Blanca & Tiffany being evil women to the tecnicas was great though.) Bucanero’s arc ending and being written out of the show completely with 3 episodes left was peculiar, but the whole way it’s gone has not been so positive. The one feud that’s being pushed strongly is Mr. Niebla vs Shocker, and CMLL doesn’t seem to want to do that in any fashion.
Terra: a really strong show; Marcela vs Amapola, Invasors vs Atlatnida being highlights but other matches not being too bad either.
== Other ==
IWRG-TVC Deportes: Angel vs Eterno, the Terry/Navarro/Pirata vs Solar/Astro/Ultraman rematch
IWRG-AYM Sports: AFAIK, the final AYM show that’ll air in the US – it’s going away Wednesday. (I feel like I’ve mentioned this often but still will get asked about it for the next month.) Another Oficials vs Comando match, another Angel & Trauma II team up and Piratas/Trauma I vs Junior Dinamitas/Wagner
ACM: this show has gone random, no point in guessing.
== AAA ==
AAA-Televisa: The first part of the Naucalpan taping. Maybe Oficials/Clowns?
AAA-Fusion: First part of the Perros del Mal Hector Garza tribute, which should help explain if it’s two parts.
== CMLL ==
Galavision/Televisa: more Tuareg/Cancebero problems? Marco, Maximo, Porky vs Avernos also likely.
FOX: Oro, Fantasma, Cometa vs Misterioso, Namajague, Okumura and Atlantis, Sombra, Shocker vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Tiger. Maybe.
52MX: build to Sombra vs Terrible
C3: Terrible, Tama Tonga, Ultimo Guerrero vs Marco, Shocker, Maximo. Maybe the lightning match airs because it’s part of an ongoing story.
GDL: Estrellita vs Princesa Blanca, plus the build to a mystery match.
EstrellaTV (Puebla): build to Sombra vs Terrible, also.
El Luchador: “An anti-violence message could unite the luchadors on one last machine, while Dragon Lee’s pride puts him in danger of losing his coaching before facing Puma King in En Busca de un Idolo. Shocker and Mr. Niebla revive their rivalary and Felino has to make a decision to deal with his seperation from Princesa Blanca.”
En Busca de un Idolo: Puma King vs Titan, Diamante vs Polvora.
Terra: Terrible vs Sombra for the CMLL Heavyweight Championship of the World!
== Other ==
IWRG-TVC Deportes: Angel vs Eterno, Solar/Astro/Ultraman vs Terry/Navarro/Pirata
IWRG-AYM Sports: PRISON FATAL
ACM: probably reruns
Update on the AYM situation: replacement channel Latin American Sports airs Sobre el Ring. Not IWRG, at least not back in October. The Javier Llanes show no one downloads will never die.
== AAA ==
AAA-Televisa: No idea! I’ll guess Rockers vs Secta and Perro & Texano vs Cibernetico & Mesias.
AAA-TVC: Probably the women’s match and Ciber/Wagner/Vampiro vs Chessman/Perro/Park from this weekend’s taping.
== CMLL ==
Galavision/Televisa: Terrible/UG/Volador vs Marco/Maximo/Rush for sure, then pick your undercard match.
FOX: Build for Averno vs Titan in a a trios. Guessing the minis match ends up air.
52MX: the two big singles matches from last week.
C3: Tama Tonga & Terribel vs Atlatnis & Azul
GDL: Mascara, Shocker, Porky vs Dragon, Mephisto, Volador to set up another Mascara/Volador match
EstrellaTV (Puebla): build for Mephisto/Mistico, Canceberos vs Tuareg.
El Luchador: “The demands grow for the four luchadors. Dragon Lee asks Shocker to be his new coach. While Shocker tests the limits of the handsome aeiralst, the 1000% Guapo and Leslie finally find out the sex of thier baby. Princes Blanca must decide whether to reconcile with Felino or prove she’s national champion by risking her hair. Bucanero, in his new life, doubts returns to theraph while risking his title to be proven as the best rudo in history.”
En Busca de un Idolo: should be on to Niebla Roja/Triton & Dragon Lee/Euforia. And hopefully more Ultimo Guerrero and less Goyo (that scene went forever!)
Terra: Azul/Shocker/Sombra vs Rojo/Tonga/Volador. Fuego vs Namajague looks fun.
== Other ==
IWRG-TVC Deportes: the show from last Thursday, with Angel, Electroshock, Trauma I vs Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
IWRG-AYM Sports: Angel vs Oficial 911, and another tournament. I’ve figured out they’re running tournaments to maximize the amount of matches I get to see before AYM goes away. Or it’s a coincidence. This looks to be another great show; both trios look potentially awesome, and I have lot of interest in Angel & Oficial 911. Another week where I wish this was still live OR I could get away from the internet to watch it unspoiled.
ACM: not sure if they’ll finish up the taping from last week or start with this past week (which was said to be taped by whoever’s promoting now.) Everything is possible.
== AAA ==
AAA-Televisa: The cage match, for sure The Psychos vs Chessman, Daga, Silver trios match and Elegido & Fabi vs Masetro de Maestros & Sexi remain from the last taping.
AAA-TVC: Title tournament match is an easy pick, and probably the Lider & Mesias vs Chessman & Daga.
== CMLL ==
Galavision/Televisa: back on regular time? Hasn’t changed yet! Ultimo Guerrero vs Rey Escorpion headlines.
FOX: Guessing Women and Tonga/Terrible/Tiger vs Atlantis/Sombra/Rush
52MX: Azul/Sombra/Shocker vs Rojo/Tonga/Volador to set up Azul vs Tonga next week.
C3: Mephisto/Tonga/Terrible vs Atlantis/Panther/Azul
GDL: Minis cage match! And maybe some other stuff.
EstrellaTV (Puebla): Atlantis, La Mascara, Mistico vs Averno, Felino, Mephisto main event.
El Luchador: “The mission will take the luchadors into a maximum security prision – except Shocker, who will have to rush Leslie to the emergency room. Meanwhile, the growing fame of Dragon Lee provokes jealousy from his partner, Bucanero tries to start a new life, and Felino will have the chance to fight along side his children for the first time.”
En Busca de un Idolo: No idea where we are, or if it’s still airing, but it’s listed as on Friday and Saturday nights.
Terra: Dorada vs Polvora! Tonga vs Azul! Me watching a Bears game (or more likely driving to a Bears game for most of this), you telling how great it’s going to look next week.
== Other ==
IWRG-TVC Deportes: Castle of Terror, maybe? Not actually on the schedule (and you can find the show on YouTube already.)
IWRG-AYM Sports: TITLE TOURNAMNET. I don’t think I can do this, and I think I’d be failing you, the 12 people reading this website, but I’d avoid spoilers for this show and find out the results on Monday night if I could.
ACM: Maybe the AAA vs locals match?
As Rob mentioned on Twitter, our friend who records some of the shows you see linked here will not be around this weekend. If you’re a person who is able to record and post to the web any of CMLL’s Fox Sports show, CMLL’s Cadena 3 show, AAA’s TV (regional prefered, but we’d take either) and CMLL’s Busca de un Idolo show, this would be a great week to do it. Contact us if you need help or want to share. Or, if you’re CMLL, maybe you can upload the Busca show yourself? There’s no reason not to.
Don’t forget, Daylight Savings Times doesn’t reach the US and other parts until this Sunday morning. If you’re looking to watch a webfeed on Saturday (or watching 52MX or Multimedios), the shows will still be an hour late. Everything gets back to normal on Sunday, great for us who don’t want to stay up to 1 AM waiting for IWRG to finish.
== AAA ==
AAA-Televisa: First week of what must be two weeks of Tlahuelilpan. As usual, no way of telling what’ll air, but I’ll guess the cage match on the main show. Regional should have much of the card this week, and repeat much of it next week.
AAA-TVC: This weekend’s Neza taping. The pattern is the first week hypes up a match on the second week of the taping. I’d guess they’ll hype Wagner & Park teaming again, meaning the semimain of Mesias & Lider vs Chessman & Daga is this main event.
== CMLL ==
Galavision/Televisa: Guerreros vs Guerreros feud continues, and then random undercard match.
FOX: which leaves this Dorada/Titan/Porky vs Felino/Mephisto/Psicosis.
52MX: Azul/Mascara/Felino vs Felino/Tonga/Terrible.
C3: Reyes del Atlantida vs Depredadors del Air title match. C3 is inconsitent on posting matches to YouTube, but I hope they do this week.
GDL: Avernos (& Tonga) vs Love Buffet. This show has skipped over ciberneticos this week, but with a cage match next week, they really ought to show the Mini Reyes del aire
EstrellaTV (Puebla): Valiente vs Dragon Rojo
El Luchador: “Tony Salazar evalutes the results of the first mission, Bucanero tries to rebuild his personal life, and Consejo will entrust him with a task he can not refuse. Leslie doubts Shocker’s ability to be a father. Princesa Blanca has a difficult option with Felino about parenting. Dragon Lee doubts his abilities before facing his second rival en el En Busca de un Idolo.”
In theory, we’d also need someone to record this show, but people already are and this is the only show we’d know to rerun.
En Busca de un Idolo: Did not air in either of it’s listed spots last week, making this all in a bit of doubt. Back to Saturday this week, but not telling what’ll air or if it’ll air.
Terra: Azul/Shocker/Sombra vs Rojo/Tonga/Volador
== Other ==
IWRG-TVC Deportes: Castle of Terror
IWRG-AYM Sports: if it airs, it’s another relevos increible
ACM: maybe the Brazo/Pimpi vs Genocida/Rico main evented show from last weekend
Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday in Mexico. 52MX, Multimedios and AYM Sports run the same feed in the US and Mexico, so their shows will air an hour later this Sunday and next Saturday. (Unlike Spring, it’s a only a one week deal.) The CMLL on Terra show will also start an hour later, if you’re watching it from the US or Canada. The TV listing service I rely on seems to be confused on the times as a result; I know I’m confused, so you probably should more carefully rely on your own judgement this week.
== AAA ==
AAA-Televisa: This should be a second week of Heroes Inmortales. The Jarrett/LA Park trios match is a lock, and probably both tag team title matches will make it though on the main show should they have the time. I don’t think they have enough material for a third show, but something here has to be strechered out.
AAA-TVC: The GHC Tag Title match will air and I’d suspect the Infierno Rockers/Air Force match does, leaving the Exocitos/Women’s match as the one skipped from this taping.
== CMLL ==
Galavision/Televisa: Again, there’s nothing continuning from last week. The Guerreros break up has mostly been a Fox Sports storyline, but I figure they move it here for the actual matches. It’s been a while since they’ve had a women’s trios match, so that too.
FOX: That leaves Mascara Dorada, Super Porky, Titan vs Felino, Mephisto, Psicosis as the main match, and whatever else they have time for on the undercard. This appears to be moved to Sunday morning this week.
52MX: Tonga/Terrible/Volador vs Azul/Rush/Atlantis, and whatever else they have time for on the undercard.
C3: Reyes del Atlantida vs Depredadors del delayed in traffic
GDL: Averno vs Maximo.
EstrellaTV (Puebla): Reyes del Aire, Volador vs Sombra. This looks the best show of the air.
El Luchador: “The luchadors continue to deliver on the promise of bringing lucha libre to those with limited resources, while economic necessity causes Dragon Lee to hesitate about his wrestling career, the loss of a family member will test Leslie and Shocker’s relationship, Bucanero opens past wounds while trying to reconcile with Lety and Felino faces the betrayal of one of his sons.” The end of this week’s episode suggested we’d see Polvora vs Dragon Lee and TRT vs Bufete del Amor on episode 3.
En Busca de un Idolo: MOVED TO FRIDAY. Titan/Euforia (Ultimo Guerrero HAPPY) and Niebla Roja/Diamante (Ultimo Guerrero SAD). Since they’ve ended week 1 last week, internet voting should finally come into play.
Terra: Azul/Shocker/Mascara vs Felino/Tonga/Terrible in a build to – something. Angel Azteca is scheduled to be in the fourth match, start taking bets on his replacement now.
== Other ==
IWRG-TVC Deportes: Piratas vs Navarros, Angel vs Oficial AK-47.
IWRG-AYM Sports: Negro Navarro & Trauma I vs Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000. Hijo de Mascara is growing on me.
ACM: maybe the Garza show this week?
== AAA ==
AAA-Gala: Zuniga said Heroes Inmortales will air. Not quite sure which matches. Guessing the cage match airs this week
AAA-TVC: Also not clear what Fusion is doing. They have one match left over from the last taping (the minis), but the next taping will be done and ready to go in plenty of time. Show wasn’t definite about next week. I hoping the minis making the way thru, but may be wishcasting here.
== CMLL ==
Galavision/Televisa: Leyenda de Azul? Sure. If you’re going to have that winner, put it in front of the biggest audience. Which may leave no time for anything else if it’s on this show.
FOX: Dorada/Titan/Mistico vs Hijos de Averno should end up here, and probably the women’s match.
52MX: Mercurio/Fantasy and Azul/Volador, and the semimain if they have time.
C3: Volador vs Sombra
GDL: Titan vs Polvora.
EstrellaTV (Puebla): Diamante Azul, Sombra, Rush vs Aguila, Psicosis, Volador
El Luchador: “The luchadors are in danger of being arrested while completing their mission for Consejo, Puma’s relationship with an older woman endangers the unity of the Casas family, Bucanero will have to beat the new blood of CMLL if he wants to establish himself as top rudo, and Dragon Lee’s father tries to control the progress of his son before the start of the En Busca de un Idolo tournament.” En Busca de un Idolo is going to take place in at least three different realities by the time it’s done. I have a hard enough time with one.
En Busca de un Idolo: SPEAKING OF – Titan vs Niebla Roja, Euforia vs Diamante
Terra: Azul/Atlantis/Rush vs Tonga/Volador/Terrible. Also, Bam Bam returns! Well, Bam Bam is supposed to return, let’s not jump to conclusions.
== Other ==
IWRG-TVC Deportes: they’re back on Thursday shows, so it’s the taping going on tonight, with another Navarros vs FdT main event.
IWRG-AYM Sports: Hijo de Mascara vs Hijo de Pirata
ACM: maybe the Blue Demon show this week?
AYM Sports lists Mexican winter league baseball on Sunday, not IWRG. The game checks out, though I think it starts an hour earlier than AYM is saying. My onscreen guide and IWRG are under the impression IWRG is airing. Guess we find out Sunday.
AYM also has a mystery Lucha Libre show on Wednesday. Maybe the IWRG rerun, which seemed to vanish after one week. Probably is FULL.
== AAA ==
AAA-Gala: The Naucalpan taping, this time for sure. Probably Jack/Juvi/Ozz vs Daga/Perro/Teddy and Consejo vs Wagner/Mesias/Parka.
AAA-TVC: the main event match (LA Park & Wagner teaming up) and either the minis or the Rockers. I’m guessing minis based on absolutely nothing.
== CMLL ==
Galavision/Televisa: This is a tough week to figure these things, because they did nothing of note and there’s little contuinty with last week’s shows. Dragon Rojo should be on this show if he was the big star on last week’s show and maybe the Japan vs Mexico trios.
FOX: (5:30 show this week.) Pesta Negra vs Bufete del Amor, and a Gen11 trios.
52MX: Minis and Azul/Volador trios to set up Sunday’s show, maybe the semimain if they have time.
C3: Announcers have said Sombra/
Valiente Volador will air, so either top 5 for once, or Magnus’ return to CMLL gets cut. That would be very sad.
GDL: They cut out the last two ciberneticos, so maybe the women’s one goes as well. Mr. Aguila vs Valiente and Averno, Polvora, UG vs Atlantis, Mistico and Titan will air.
EstrellaTV (Puebla): Virus vs Fuego! Main event is Mascara/Mascara/Mistico vs Warrior/Rojo/Escorpion. Remember when Warrior and Escorpion hated each other? They don’t.
Terra: Volador vs Diamante Azul, Mercurio vs Fantasy
== IWRG & ACM ==
IWRG-TVC Deportes: they went back to air the trainee show this week, so they could be airing tonight’s show or last week’s show. I think you can’t just let a Psycho Clown title challenge go unaired, so last Thursday.
IWRG-AYM Sports: if it airs, Mascara/Pirara vs Cien/Pirata. More Carta Brava/Oficials issues in the undercard.