My TiVo says 11a ET for the East feed. Galavision says 12noon. Plan accordingly.
You’ve heard this one before.
According to KrisZ, Latin Lover and Abismo Negro MAY be showing up at ENSEMA’s show tonight.
Box Y Lucha expands on this idea, throwing in about half the roster as possible jumpers.
Kinda on the same topic, there was a bit in the Observer not long ago about how older stars are doing very well on the indy scene, since they are still considered stars, and being (or having been) on the covers of magazine is just as important to the TV guys. It hasn’t worked the same for ex-AAA guys, because they’re seen as more TV characters, I guess, and not taken seriously.
You’d think FireFox would’ve had the Google Extension bar working for the release of 1.0. How annoying.
Arena Mexico (11/05) results (KrisZ)
1 Leono/Mr. Power/Tigre Blanco b Flecha/Koreano/Vikingo
2 Loco Max/Mr. Mexico/Sangre Azteca b Ricky Marvin/Alan Stone/Zumbido
(oddly, it was Mr. Mexico who low blowed Zumbido for the win, despite the feud being Loco Max/Zumbido)
3 Atlantis/Blue Panther/Canek b Dr. Wagner Jr./Olimpico/Ultimo Guerrero.
(Olimpico and Ultimo Guerrero turned on Dr. Wagner! He’s all but a tecnico in name now, and that’s a lot better feud than versus Universo. I wonder what this means for the Canek feud?)
4 Dos Caras Jr./L.A. Park/Shocker b El Hijo Perro Aguayo/Hector Garza/Tarzan Boy
(Dos Caras looked good in his debut)
5 Pierroth/Hijo del Pierroth/Vampiro b Cien/Mascara/Universo
(Capos used Pierroth’s baseball bat on him to lose. Mascara and Cien challenged Hijo del Pierroth/Vamp to a hair/hair vs mask/hair match.)
On 11/09 in Arena Coliseo, Pierroth’s team lost to Universo’s team when Pierroth was caught giving Universo a low blow. Universo made the hair/hair challenge again, and Pierroth left rather than answer.
Arena Mexico (11/12) card
1 Espiritu, Karisma vs Super Comando, Koreano
2 Zumbido, Alan Stone, La Mascara vs Mr. Mexico, Violencia, Loco Max
3 Universo 2000, Apolo Dantes, Satanico vs Vampiro, Pierroth, Hijo del Perro Aguayo
3 Dos Caras Jr., Shocker, Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Olimpico
3 Rayo de Jalisco, Canek, Black Warrior vs Hector Garza, Tarzan Boy, Terrible
They’re billing it as a random draw for the tercera/semi-main/main positions.
La Mascara is a debuting wrestler. They’re comparing him to Mistico, but of course they would.
On 11/4 in, Cuernavaca, Zumbido won a hair/hair match versus Tony Rivera (who’s lost his last two after a long winning streak, I believe.) They’re still heading to a Loco Max/Zumbido match.
They’re building to a big Mascara Sagrada vs Pierroth in Guadalajara on 11/21.
CMLL.com has offical forums now, but they seem kinda quiet. There’s one post about how they need to merchandise wrestlers, put together DVDs and create more rivalaries I enjoyed, though.
Saturday: Assuming they don’t try to make up for the missing episode (which should be good anyway), it looks like a fun undercard match and
Mascara Sagrada’s CMLL debut. (Last week just needed some editing.)
Note that the afternoon version is 1 hour and the overnight version is 2 hours; I’d guess they’ll show either AAA or CMLL during the day, and show both at night.
Sunday: The matches sound good but don’t make it up to that level. Also a 1.5 show; I didn’t watch long enough to see what they cut out this past week.
News tommorow. Recap of Saturday’s show looking Friday, and hopefully a recap of lucha shows I went to by the same day.
Saturday: Split feed. Assuming they don’t try to make up for the missing episode (which should be good anyway), it looks like a fun undercard match and Mascara Sagrada’s CMLL debut
Edit: Meltzer says “The Arena Mexico Anniversary show featuring the four-way mask match with Dr. Wagner Jr., Universo 2000, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. and Canek, which no doubt was hardly an in-ring masterpiece, but did draw a sellout and was promoted as one of the biggest mask matches in the history of Mexican wrestling, will air on Galavision on Saturday”
I don’t bet on anything, but you might want to bet the house on it not airing. No way at all.
Sunday: Semi-main is set up for the Zumbido/Crazy match never aired, and the main event has a completely random finish. eh.
Arena Mexico Friday results for 11/04 (via KrisZ)
– Neutron/StarMAN/Tigre Blanco b Hooligan/Ramstein/Super Comando
– Arkangel/Loco Max/Mr. Mexico b
* Loco Max busted open Zumbido and pinned him with a low blow, causing Zumbido to challenge him for a hair/hair match.
– Cien Caras/Mascara Ano 2000/Universo 2000 DQ Pierroth/Pierroth Jr./Hijo de Pierroth
* Pierroth Jr. filled in for Vampiro. Pierroth Sr. brought in a bat for the DQ finish, and Universo challenged him for a hair/hair rematch of last year’s match.
– La Legion de Norte (Terrible/Garza/Tarzan) b Warrior/Canek/Rayo de Jalisco
* Trios champions getting beat in a non-title match…
– Olimpico/Rey Bucanero/Ultimo b Mistico/Niebla/Shocker
* No Olimpico/Mistico build. Ultimo got the deciding pin on Mistico.
Arena Coliseo Wednesday results for 11/02
– Sombra de Plata, Rayo Tapatio I & II b Mesala, Super Comando, Jeque
– Dr. X, Arkangel, Hooligan b Chris Stone, Tigre Blanco, StarMAN
Tag Team Tournament
Magica/Satanico- |Tiger/Nitro---- Tiger/Nitro----- | |Casas/Mistico- Casas/Mistico--- | | |Casas/Mistico-- | Scorpio/Bestia-- | |Casas/Mistico Violencia/Rey--- | |Violencia/Rey-- | Brazos*--------- | | |Violencia/Rey- Warrior/Rivera-- | |Warrior/Rivera- Emilio/Okumura*- * I'm guessing based on lineups, but they didn't list results for these matches. * Mr. Niebla was scheduled to be in Tony Rivera's spot.
– Dr. Wagner beat Universo 2000 by DQ when Dr. Wagner pulled off his mask and blamed it on
Universo. Post match, Universo challenged for a unification match. Haven’t seen the schedule for next week.
Arena Mexico lineup for this week
– Tigre Metalico/Leono/Mr. Power vs Lobo Vikingo/Koreano/Flecha
– Zumbido/Alan Stone/Ricky Marvin vs Mr. Mexico/Sangre Azteca/Loco Max
– Canek/Atlantis/Blue Panther vs Wagner/Ultimo Guerrero/Olimpico
* Wagner’s back as a rudo because he’s facing Canek.
– Pierroth/Hijo De Pierroth/Vampiro vs Cien Caras/Mascara 2000/Universo 2000
– Dos Caras Jr./La Park/Shocker vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo/Hector Garza/Tarzan Boy
* This is Dos Caras Jr. debut in Arena Mexico. I’m pretty sure this is not leading to a shoot fight with Shocker…but maybe!
Either the episode GALA skipped, or the match where Rey’s leg got messed up. They really clipped the main event to shreds (including cutting out a pin); it’s one of those ones where even when it’s good, you’re constantly reminded about how it could’ve been better if they didn’t feel the need to show a completely pointless trios match.
Yea, four times in one day. I had this done when the site was down for an hour.
The main event feuds (well, the ones that are actually moving) are getting kinda convulted:
In Arena Coliseo, Dr. Wagner’s turn continues on Tuesday’s show, with a (non-title) singles match between him and Universo as main event of a Day of the Dead show. Wagner’s the rudo disagreeing with the rest of the rudos and Universo is the rudo standing up for rudo principles…
In Arena Mexico, it’s being pushed as family vs family warfare, with Universo and the rest of the Reyes fighting Pierroth and his sons. Universo’s obviously in the right here, but I have a hard time seeing how one character can make sense in both feuds. (I’m sure I’m supposed to just not think about it – I think it just would’ve worked better if Universo was replaced with another rudo in the Coliseo stuff.)
This doesn’t even factor in the Blue Demon stuff, which probably doesn’t get brought back up again unless/until Demon gets brought back, and Universo winning the CMLL Heavyweight Title (which seems to be a DOA issue.)
I was totally wrong in my mask/mask/mask/mask match preview; Universo’s career hasn’t taken a step down since losing his mask. Instead, they’re building a large portion of the company around him. Very unexpected.
I’ll do the usual Arena Mexico stuff later this week, but I just wanted to mention the Wagner/Universo match, and also a pairs tournament for the Dia de Muertos show:
– Mistico/Negro Casas
– Mr. Niebla/Black Warrior
– Brazo de Plata/Brazo de Oro
– Satanico/Mascara Magica
– Rey Bucanero/Violencia
– Black Tiger/Nitro
– Scorpio/Bestia Salvaje
– Emilio Charles/Okumura
I’d bet on Mistico getting yet another big win.
On Monday in Puebla, Dr. Wagner fights the other guy he didn’t get along with last week in Arena Coliseo, Terrible, in another singles match. The undercard has the tag team champions Atlantis and Blue Panther teaming with Batman (! – I know he’s a regular but it kills me every time) versus the former tag team champions Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Bucanero, and
the Joker Tineiblas Jr.
This afternoon, #157 aired, with these matches
-Rayo/Canek/Panther vs Wagner/Universo/Tiger
-Santo/Park/Casas vs Perro/Rey/Ultimo
That means they skipped the last week of “no CMLL because of Olympics” and they skipped the two hour #156 show. The next week in order would be the anniversary show, and the Next Week Preview hyped the mask and title matches which actually will not be airing.
Contray to the Gala online listings, my TiVo says we’re getting a 3 hour show overnight. If they did go three hours, that’d be an easy way to get in all two hours of 156 and still show AAA; if you usually don’t stick in a tape for the overnight show, you may want to do this week just in case.