Bucanero keeps his title, FULL taping, Friday preview

CMLL (TUE) 06/16/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Magnum & Virgo b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit b Amapola, Chik Tormenta Dalys, Zeuxis
Dalys replaced Chik Tormenta (who was there but not allowed to wrestle on the show.)
3) Puma b Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr., Tiger, Exterminador, Gallo, Joker, Omar Brunetti, Ráfaga [cibernetico]
Listed on the poster as random sides, listed in the recap as DF vs GDL. Puma beat Gallo for the win with a casita. Puma wins a title shot next weight for his weight division (which is apparently Light Heavyweight.)
4) Rey Bucanero © b Diamante Azul [NWA LH]
Seconds were Exterminador and Brazo de Plata (otherwise not on the card?) Diamante Azul is previous champion, having left (walked out?) of the promotion last fall and CMLL stripping him of the title before his return a week ago. Bucanero took falls 2/3 to keep the title, using a mask pull to win. Bucanero’s first defense.
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Naito b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Ingobernables took falls 1/3, Mascara submitting Ultimo Guerrero.

I’m not sure what purpose there is in “Rey Bucanero, singles champion in 2015″, but it’s a pleasant surprise to not see Diamante Azul get the rocket push after coming back (and not being very good to begin with, and still getting protected, and I need to end this before I make this worse.)

If Exterminador is light heavyweight champion, why was he in a match to get a title shot in his division? Why did Brazo de Plata take an eight hour bus trip to Guadalajara without a match???

FULL (THU) 06/18/2015 Carpa Astros, Tlalpan, Distrito Federal [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Saru & Shadow Boy b Fulgor & Pequeño Black Warrior
2) Marabunta Jr. b Charly Madrid, Ángel Del Amor [Copa Novato, final]
Said to be a bad match with blown spots.
3) El Hijo del Medico Asesino & Relámpago b Yuriko & Zumbido [Relevos Increíbles, FULL CHAMP, tournament]
Asesino & Relampago will face off for the title on the 07/02 show.
4) Solar I © b Negro Navarro [FLLM MASTER]
Usual good match.
5) Groon XXX & Pirata Morgan b Silver King & Tinieblas Jr. and Anibal & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
Anibal & Wagner were counted out, then the other two teams fell apart. Tinieblas caused Silver King to be eliminated, and Silver King cost Tinieblas the match.

FULL is booking a Tinieblas/Silver King program, has Medico Aseisno & Relampago deciding it’s heavyweight title and Marabunta Jr. is the best youngster they can find. OK.

CMLL’s preview of tonight’s Arena Mexico show hypes the Revolucionarios versus Guerreros and Ingobernables versus TGR. We’re getting to the point where someone has to start teasing a cage match for June or July, or it begins to look like the Anniversary main event. If you figure CMLL will not run a major show after late July to space it out from the Anniversary show. It usually takes 3-4 weeks from challenges to the match happening, which means those challenges need to start happening soon. They have thrown out singles challenges, but not group versus group.

The En Busca de un Idolo has Guerrero Maya & Disturbio and Delta & Esfinge. Disturbio needs to a get judging night tonight, because he’s unlikely to do a better number than against Maya.

CMLL also posted the preview for Saturady as part of an interview with Marcela with her title match. She’d like to face Dark Angel! but she’s not going to face Dark Angel.

AAA posted the Mascara 2000 Jr. mystery admirer vignettes. That link is to where it was posted on Facebook, and you’ll notice most the commentators also think it’s Pimpi or Mamba because it’s an exotico every time this happens. This whole thing remains bizarre. They’ve spent more time on Mascara 2000 Jr.’s mystery admirer than Mesias’ rudo turn or the Alas de Oro tournament. Mascara is back on a TV taping for the first time in exactly a year on July 3rd, so maybe that’s when the mystery will be resolved. Maybe sooner – maybe this whole mystery is tied to the mystery luchadora who’s debut on the next TV show in Orizaba? (It’s more likely just a story line simply to amuse the participants, but I like to hope for a reason.)

Mr. Jack says aerial lucha libre and extreme lucha libre are bad and Leyendas Inmortales is going to bring back traditional lucha libre. I can not think of a less likely promotion to change anything in lucha libre than Leyendas Inmortales. This is a promo so you say what you want people to believe and not what you actually believe, but you have to be grounded in at least a little reality to make a promo work. Mr. Jack is totally delusional. I would enjoy the character the 40+ luchador who just went “yea, I’m not much good any more, but I really like people cheering for me and the little bit of extra money I make, so I’m going to keep on wrestling until they stop booking me.” It would be a interesting different character than the dozens of “cranky old guy who believes everything now sucks” luchador characters running around.

Not that lucha extreme is necessarily good. Apolo Valdes has a column saying it’s not really lucha libre, even though it can be very entertaining.  MedioTiempo also has an article on a lucha libre themed promotion in Australia.

Bengala was announced for NOAH’s GHC Junior Heavywight league tournament. It’s listed as Bengala’s debut in the tournament. Fellow Mexican Ricky Marvin was in the tournament for many years. I’m surprised the Lucha World Cup didn’t lead to more AAA guys going over. The tournament runs from 07/18 to 08/05, and Bengala is currently announced for any show that far in the future. Super Crazy is in the tournament as well.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of the high flyers match from Wednesday’s Lucha Libre Boom show.

LuchaWorld has a recap of Tuesday’s CMLL En Busca de un Idolo match.

Voices of Wrestling reviews this week’s Lucha Underground episode.

Segunda Caida starts a run of Virus/Dragon Lee reviews.

DJ Spectro looks back to Mil Mascaras versus Perro Aguayo.

Lineups

Colosos del Ring (SAT) 07/04/2015 Arena Neza
1) Goya Kong & Lluvia vs Big Mama & Zeuxis
2) Magnetico & Seiya vs Luis Cirio & Tony Cirio
3) Disturbio, Metálico, Soberano Jr. vs Ángel de la Noche, Jhon Crazy, Motocross
4) Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger vs Hijo Del Villano III, Villano III Jr., Villano V Jr.
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Canek, Máscara Año 2000, Thunder (CMLL)
6) Gallo Tapado Jr. vs Rey Guerrero, Inquisidor, Lince Dorado, Fugaz, Flyer, Bengala, Sensei, Artillero, Principe Odin Jr. [cage, hair]

Lots of prelim guys and random people in this cage match. Lince Dorado is not the ex-CHIKARA wrestler, but a Mexican luchador who took the name soon after the US guy started. The most famous Fugaz is now Nitro, but there’s been guys in Mexico State and Xalapa using the name for the last few years. Principe Odin Jr. is the lesser known brother of Bengala, Artillero and Super Comando. There’s a Rey Guerrero in Chihuahua, but I bet this is a random guy from DF and he’s the most likely loser.

This appears to be a new Villano V Jr. (not Kortiz or Kaving) on the poster.

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Lucha TV preview for weekend of June 20th

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  • I’ve added the LATV show back to the listing. They’ve run four new straight shows in a row, without skipping around, so let’s see if they can make it five.
  • One of those AAA TV matches will only be on the UTDN/YouTube version, probably the opener.
  • FULL is getting pretty random.
  • That 52MX match is the only match Cavernario’s worked since returning, in his hometown. He’s working again Friday in Arena Mexico

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AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-23

this kind of falls apart when you stop think about it

where a dull period between big shows continues and AAA manages to give Demon his title match but not his title.

Recapped: 05/28/2015

Previously: Fantasma and Texano won their selection matches. La Secta got the better of Jack & Angelico. Chessman and Demon had an unresolved title match issue.

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Lucha Boom fills Naucalpan, TNA/Mysterio, Atlantis/Octagon

photo by Black Terry Jr.

AAA BOOM (WED) 06/17/2015 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Mano a Mano]
1) Chica Ye-Ye, Jimmy, Kevin, Tony b Halcón 2000, King Jaguar, Shadow, Shadow
Shadow & Ojo de Halcon Jr. replaced Chico Che & Kid Jaguar.
2) Flamita b Dinamic Black, Arez, Suicida, Drastik Boy, Golden Magic, Freelance, Jinzo, Impulso, Carta Brava Jr. (IWRG), Tony Rivera
Flamita beat Dinamic Black. Tony Rivera & Jinzo were both surprise luchadors.
3) Aero Boy & Violento Jack b Eterno & Fresero Jr. and Ángel o Demonio & Ovett and Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47
Aero Boy & Violento Jack beat the Oficials for the win. Eterno walked on Fresero Jr. after a friendly fire incident.
4) Black Terry, Crazy Boy, Pesadilla DQ Carta Brava Jr. I, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera
Fantasma & Carta wanted to humiliate Terry, as Eterno promised. Fantasma de la Opera gave Terry a martinete. Joe Lider confronted Crazy Boy & Pesadilla in the post match and challenged for an extreme match on the next Lucha Boom show in Naucalpan.
5) Canek, Myzteziz, Pantera I b Averno, Dr. Wagner Jr., Fuerza Guerrera
Mistica on Averno.

It looked like a sell out or close to it for a much bigger name show than the usual IWRG show (much less than usual IWRG Wednesday show.) They set up things for a return date but didn’t announce one.

CMLL hasn’t published results from Guadalajara on Tuesday, but has mentioned Rey Bucanero kept the NWA Light Heavyweight Championship over Diamante Azul. The story told here and in on Informa is Azul has been wrestling regularly while in Europe. It’s possible, but there’s not a single report of him doing os.

This week’s WON mentions TNA made a big pitch to Rey Mysterio Jr. about joining them, telling Rey they’d build the company around him, open doors from him to do other media projects and let him do whatever he wants on the days they don’t use him (so he wouldn’t necessarily be exclusive.) The note mentions it’s still more likely he goes to Lucha Underground, but that remains unsigned. I wonder what they told Rey about their TV situation

NJPW put up Friday’s main event, Ingobernables (Rush, Sombra, Naito) vs Volador, Valiente and Diamante Azul.

All Elite held a press conference for next Sunday, mostly focusing on Atlantis & Octagon teaming in Arena Mexico for the first time in 23 years. The promoter, Erensto Santillan, said this show would be considered a ‘friendly’ and no points would accumulate in it’s Liga Elite standings. They’re going to make changes to the format since some people (Super Nova mentioned) are no longer available. LA Park & Dr. Wagner are also mentioned as unsure for going forward, which may be why All Elite has a lot of mystery people. Santillan said they’d have an update in a few days, and the CMLL recap of the press conference says the mystery people will be announced on Saturday. It’s very strange to see CMLL previewing an event with Fuerza Guerrera and Octagon.

The commercial for Arena Coliseo Guadalajara airing locally this Saturday shows highlights of the All Elite show there from April. I don’t think that video’s turned up prior.

An article on the 07/10 All Elite show in Queretaro mentions Mistico will be one of Volador’s partners. Both of his partners (and both of his opponent Silver King’s partners) were previously listed as surprises. Tickets went on sale yesterday.

Ring of Honor’s Ray Rowe will be part of the 07/19 ChilangaMask Coliseo Coacalco.

SuperLuchas talked to Amenaza Elegante, who revealed Octagon actually gave him the OK to use the name a long time ago (and apparently forgot about it). He’s just not allowed to use it on AAA shows.

Accion MX has a bio of Chihuahua’s Wild Cat, who talks about his career, saying he wrestled in AAA as As de Chihuahua.

Lineups

BSW (FRI) 07/24/2015 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Mazambula & Pancho Cachondo vs Shamu & Spark
2) Black Spider, Búfalo Ayala, Mosco Negro vs Black Boy, Rey Diamante, Star Dragon
3) Damián 666 & Halloween vs Arandú & TJ Boy and Aero Boy & X-Fly
4) Extreme Tiger, Hijo De Rey Misterio III, Mistico II vs Mortiz, Mr. Niebla, Rey Misterio II
5) Nicho el Millionario vs Pagano [hair]

The end (?) of a long Nicho/Pagano feud and a random Mistico appearance.

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great match round up, week of 2015-05-23

rating matches TV Show taped
great Volador Jr. vs Mephisto CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-05-23 2015-05-08
great Alberto el Patrón, Myzteziz, Rey Mysterio Jr. vs Johnny Mundo, Ken Anderson, Matt Hardy in a tournament final match AAA PPV: 2015-05-24 2015-05-24
great Mil Muertes vs Fénix Lucha Underground: 2015-05-27 2015-03-21
good Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Virus in a lightning match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-05-23 2015-05-19
good Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Puma, Raziel, Sangre Azteca CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-23 2015-05-19
good Alberto el Patrón, Myzteziz, Rey Mysterio Jr. vs Atsushi Kotoge, Taiji Ishimori, Takayama in a tournament quarterfinal match AAA PPV: 2015-05-24 2015-05-24
good ACH, Brian Cage, Moose vs Hijo del Fantasma, Psycho Clown, Texano Jr. in a tournament quarterfinal match AAA PPV: 2015-05-24 2015-05-24
good Johnny Mundo, Ken Anderson, Matt Hardy vs Angélico, Drew Galloway, El Mesías in a tournament quarterfinal match AAA PPV: 2015-05-24 2015-05-24
good Alberto el Patrón, Myzteziz, Rey Mysterio Jr. vs ACH, Brian Cage, Moose in a tournament semifinal match AAA PPV: 2015-05-24 2015-05-24
good Blue Panther Jr., Boby Zavala, Canelo Casas, Delta, Disturbio, Esfinge, Flyer, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Akuma, Cancerbero, Gallo, Joker, Pegasso, Raziel, Sagrado,Stigma in a En Busca de un Idolo match and in a cibernetico match CMLL on Terra: 2015-05-26 2015-05-26
good Johnny Mundo vs Aerostar Lucha Underground: 2015-05-27 2015-03-21
good Prince Puma © vs Hernandez [LU CHAMP] Lucha Underground: 2015-05-27 2015-03-21
ok Angélico & Jack Evans vs Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-23 2015-05-02
ok Psycho Clown vs Zorro, Averno [Copa Victoria Mexico Team 2 Selection] AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-23 2015-05-02
ok Blue Demon Jr. vs Chessman © for the AAA Latin American Championship AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-23 2015-05-02
ok Esfinge & Gallo © vs Misterioso Jr. & Sagrado for the Occidente Tag Team Championship CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-23 2015-05-12
ok Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Último Guerrero CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-23 2015-05-12
ok Atlantis, Mistico, Rush vs Kamaitachi, Negro Casas, Thunder CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-05-23 2015-05-08
ok Bengala & Molotov vs Espanto Jr. & Inquisidor CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-23 2015-05-19
ok Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Hechicero, Luciferno CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-23 2015-05-19
ok Blue Demon Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Solar I vs Kenzo Suzuki, Masamune, Tiger Mask III in a tournament quarterfinal match AAA PPV: 2015-05-24 2015-05-24
ok Johnny Mundo, Ken Anderson, Matt Hardy vs Blue Demon Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Solar I AAA PPV: 2015-05-24 2015-05-24
ok ACH, Brian Cage, Moose vs Blue Demon Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Solar I [third place] AAA PPV: 2015-05-24 2015-05-24
below average La Máscara, La Sombra, Super Porky vs Euforia, Kráneo, Thunder CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-23 2015-05-12
below average La Vaquerita & Marcela vs Reyna Isis & Tiffany CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-23 2015-05-19
below average La Sombra, Máximo, Mistico vs Felino, Terrible, Vangellys CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-23 2015-05-19
watch later Alfa, Omega, Saru vs Fulgor I, Fulgor II, Sucesor FULL TV: 2015-05-24 2015-05-14

I was too busy trying to record the Terra feed to actually watch the first two matches, but I rated them when they air on Cadena3. Matches are going to show up twice when they air twice like that.

I think I’m going to probably skip doing recaps of the AAA TV shows when they already air on PPV, figuring I’ve already wrote enough about the show when it aired live and there’s no a lot more add 2-3 weeks later (and posted 4-6 weeks later.) There’s usually only a minute or two of new material. Hopefully no one desperately needs me to write down match times.

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06/27 AAA TV Lineup (Orizaba) – Rey Mysterio added to changed card

AAA TV (SAT) 06/27/2015 Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz
1) ? & Australian Suicide vs Machine Rocker & Taya Valkyrie
2) Aerostar & Niño Hamburguesa vs Carta Brava Jr. & Súper Fly
Aerostar replaced Argenis on 06/17
3) Dinastía © vs Mini Psycho Clown [AAA MINI]
4) Angélico, Drago, Jack Evans vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Joe Lider
Drago & Joe Lider replaced Fenix & Pentagon Jr. on 06/17.
5) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown vs Electroshock & Hijo de Pirata Morgan and Averno & Chessman
Originally a Holocausto vs Psycho Circus trios match, Chessman added to the show and Averno moved down a match on 06/17.
6) Psycho Clown & Rey Mysterio Jr. vs El Mesías & Texano Jr.
Rey Mysterio took the place of a surprise wrestler. Psycho Clown was moved up from the semifinal to replace Myzteziz and Texano Jr. replaced Averno.

Air Date: 07/11 & 07/18

AAA posted a new lineup for this show today, which probably means they’ll be hyping Mysterio’s appearance on this week’s TV. AAA usually doesn’t announce card changes – with Verano de Escandalo, they surely knew Kronos was out in advance but didn’t update – but adding Rey Mysterio is a supposed to sell some tickets and all the other changes just showed up with him.

Mysterio becoming the mystery guy in the main event is the biggest news, but lots of other shuffling going on. Fenix and Myzteziz ended Verano de Escandalo hurt and are both off the show now. Not sure if that’s the same issue with Pentagon and Argenis. The latter could just be adding Aerostar to face Super Fly again.

Chessman essentially gets added to the card to replace Kronos, with the semifinal trios match turned into a trios tag match. Electro & Pirata were already booked as only a tag team on the next two shows (which also have multiteam tag matches.)

Fenix and Pentagon are now not booked on any AAA TV announced taping, and that covers the next six weeks of shows. That might not all be injury, they may be missing the 07/10 show because they’re going on the trip to London, but it suggets there won’t be big plans for them going into TripleMania. (Whenever that is.)

AAA also reposted the 07/10 lineup, but there’s no changes to that lineup. The mystery person on 07/10 show is still listed as a mystery person, but likely is Laredo Kid.

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Lucha Underground 1×32: All Night Long

matches

Prince Puma (c) beat Johnny Mundo [5-4] in an “All Night Long” Iron Man match (38:33)
– Puma casadora cradle (5:19)

Puma 1, Mundo 0
  • Mundo back bridge cradle w/ropes (9:20)
Puma 1, Mundo 1
  • Mundo pinfall after crowbar to the head (13:58)
Puma 1, Mundo 2
  • Mundo Moonlight Drive (14:31)
Puma 1, Mundo 3
  • Mundo Fin de Mundo (15:28)
Puma 1, Mundo 4
  • Prince Puma pinfall after spearing Mundo off the stage thru four tables (28:23)
Puma 2, Mundo 4
  • Prince Puma spinning Michinoku Driver (30:06)
Puma 3, Mundo 4
  • Prince Puma springboard 450 splash (34:07)
Puma 4, Mundo 4
  • Prince Puma 630 senton (38:26)
Puma 5, Mundo 4

other gifs can be found here

developments

Not much! They were completely sincere about it being a one match show. There were no other matches, there were no vignettes, there were no trips to Dario. Dario wasn’t seen, but it was suggested he would get involved should this end in a tie.

It did not, though it might have if a certain San Luis Potosi native kept talking. Johnny Mundo attempted to run out the clock by running away from Puma. Alberto el Patron returned to cut off Mundo and beat him from one side of the building to the other (literally) and threw him back in to set up Puma’s tying pinfall. Alberto declared he was not done with Mundo and coming after Puma next. Alberto left the two with four minutes left. Mundo had a couple close near falls, but Puma landed his 630 senton for a pin with about 7 seconds left, and neither guy was able to move as time ran out.

Puma got the first pinfall, but Mundo built a big early lead after smacking Puma with a crowbar (pulled from under the win) and hitting big moves on Puma as Puma was unable to recover. The long gap between pinfalls was spent in the aisle, in the bleachers, and even up on the band’s stand – with Puma spearing Mundo off onto four tables which had been set up earlier. Puma fared slightly better on the fall, and was eventually able to drag Mundo back to the ring, where he got the second and third pinfall. Mundo ran, Alberto came in, and you’ve already read the rest.

Puma defends the title next at Ultima Lucha against the winner of next week’s Drago versus Mil Muertes match.

thoughts

This was a really good match, among the best in the history of the show. I didn’t find it one of the best – Aztec Warfare had more story, Grave Consequences felt more epic – but this was pretty enjoyable. The difficulty was needing to stretch it for 42 minutes mean they had a slower first ~18 minutes than you’d expect out of them (when most of the matches are 17 minutes themselves.) An Iron Man match is more often seen on PPV, and it’s tougher to stay with when there are commercials breaking up the action every few minutes. These commercials seemed weighed more heavily towards the first half of the show, which allowed the big unbroken stretch at the end but further exacerbated the slower than normal start. I think this match is going to feel stronger when seen unbroken (by which I mean DVR or uVideos and definitely not some other source.)

The big spots were really good. The crowbar spot looked brutal. The crowd fighting was as chaotic as usual. The fall thru four tables should be part of every Season 1 recap package. Alberto brought the rage (and it was interesting that even though Mundo turned, Puma and Mundo still had a level of respect – at least to start.) The high points of the match itself were laid out nicely, there was just a lot of match to lay them out over.

One positive that didn’t pop up to me until writing the recap: plenty of matches on Lucha Underground have ended by pinfall without someone hitting their finish. There are a lot of moves that can ‘work’ for 3. A WWE Iron Man feels weird when ‘other’ moves can are suddenly collecting pinfalls, but it felt completely normal for both guys to be using other spots to win.

Matt Striker has gotten criticism for his lack of intensity in critical situations. That was not a problem here, as he did well getting over the urgency of the last few minutes of the match. Even his compulsion to drop references worked out well here, putting over the near falls as past championship winners.

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DTU in Arena Aficion, En Busca de un Idolo Day 4, Lucha Underground

DTU/photo by Black Terry Jr.

DTU (TUE) 06/16/2015 Arena Aficion [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (flickr)]
1) Artikus b Lokillo
2) Jorge El Intruso Jr. & Titan b Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo
This is a local Titan, not the CMLL one.
3) Chica Ye-Ye, El Exótico, Yuriko b Jimmy, Kevin, Tony
4) Demente Extreme b Paranoiko [street]
Demente Extreme replaced Super Mega.
5) Crazy Boy & Pesadilla b Masamune & Ryan Kidd and Black Fire & Slayer Pack
Ryan Kidd (US) & Masamune’s (Japan) debut in DTU – they’re part of this tour. Crazy Boy & Pesadilla want a tag title shot against Black Fire & Slayer Pack (who were first out).
6) Septimo Dragon b Rick Swann and Flamita and Drastik Boy
Very good match. Septimo beat Swann, Swann promised it wouldn’t happen in their title match.
7) Aero Boy & Violento Jack © b Cíclope & Miedo Extremo [XLAW TAG]
Compadres Extreme kept the title in an ultraviolent match. First known defense.

DTU heads towards Veracruz for a show in Xalapa on Thursday.

CMLL (TUE) 06/16/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000 b Aéreo & Angelito Aéreo & Angelito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000 (posted by luchablogdos)
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Oro Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr. DQ Cancerbero, Raziel, Sangre Azteca Oro Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Sangre Azteca (posted by luchablogdos)
straight falls. Sangre pulled of Soberano’s mask for the DQ.
3) Boby Zavala b Guerrero Maya Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarto Torneo (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Zavala submitted Maya. Best match of the competition so far. Volador was guest judge. Bobby got positive reviews, and a score of 9 (Volador), 8 (Gladiador), 8 (Shocker), 6 (Tirantes) for a 31. Maya got both criticism and praise for being an 80s throwback, and scores of 5, 8, 8, and 6 for 27.
4) Canelo Casas b Delta [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarto Torneo (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Delta controlled a lot of the match, but Canelo surprising won with a top rope splash. Canelo scored a 6, 6, 7 and 3 for 22. Delta, who seemed to come in with a knee injury, scored a 6, 6, 6, 2 for 20.
5) Ephesto, Mephisto, Virus b Blue Panther, Fuego, The Panther
Money thrown in. Mephisto Rosa on Blue Panther for the win.
6) Dragon Lee, Mistico, Titán b Hechicero, Pólvora, Ripper
Hechicero replaced Kamaitachi on Monday.

Maya/Zavala is first match worth going on of your way to watch, though it wouldn’t be memorable in last year’s tournament. Everyone seems to be working normal Tuesday lightning matches instead of doing something extra for the tournament.

Tirantes mentioned he was in the match where Delta was hurt, which could’ve been Sunday in Arena Mexico or Monday in Arena Puebla. Delta is really struggling in this tournament…

…he’s in 7th, and will likely fall to 8th because he’s not getting fan poll support. It’s still early, but it looks like Maya & Zavala are good bets to advance, Esfinge may end up with the third spot Delta’s not taking, and Panther, Disturbio and Flyer are battling for the fourth spot. Plenty of time for someone to improve.

The entire segunda was built around Sobreano and Sangre Azteca, and neither man is on next week’s show. It came off as a lot of stalling to stretch out the show for C3. I’d advise you to skip that half hour.

Tonight’s Lucha Underground is episode 32, All Night Long. Here is the complete list of matches on this week’s show.

  • Prince Puma (c) versus Johnny Mundo in an iron man match for the Lucha Underground Championship

Thus ends the entire list of matches on this week’s show.

Winner will defend the title at Ultima Lucha. The first couple minutes are on line. I wonder if they’ll sneak in a vignette before or after the match, or if it’ll truly be the only thing on the show.

Lucha Underground is listed on the Emmy ballot under “Outstanding Structured Reality Program.” A show where a man turned into a dragon listed under reality program really makes you wonder what I’m missing out on those other programs and about the entire nature of reality itself. Am I real? Is any of this real? Have been people turning into dragons all around me and I’ve just not opened my eyes to see? Does this paragraph read like it was written at 3AM? Emmy categories can really cause an extensional crisis.

Arena Naucalpan hosts a Lucah Libre Boom show tonight, with Canek, Myzteziz, and Pantera I versus Averno, Dr. Wagner Jr. and Fuerza Guerrera in the main event.

LuchaMania Monterrey’s live report on Verano de Escandalo guesses the attendance at 7,500. They also have video of the post show interviews.

CMLL mentions Principe Diamante debuting in Arena Puebla, and confirms he’s meant to be part of the main roster.

Mr. Niebla talked about his situation with CMLL, acknowledges he wasn’t following the rules. Niebla’s kept a lower profile this break from CMLL (though that may just be everyone not wanting to ask him the same questions again.)

+LuchaTV has video of the weird finish of the Lady Apache vs Rossy Moreno match. Sure looks like Lady Apache pinned Rossy Moreno cleanly in the first place, and then they couldn’t actually get the back bend double pin to work at the end (Apache’s shoulder was on Moreno’s face.) Also, they didn’t really need an bad finish excuse to keep having matches, they’re going to keep having matches anyway.

Over in Japan, Silueta announced she was now a affiliated with REINA as well as CMLL. I would assume this means she’s meaning more time in Japan, but I know it means she (like Mascara Dorada) got a new jacket.

RobViper has highlights of AAA 02/27/15.

LuchaWorld has Alfredo reviewing last Friday’s En Busca de un Idolo and KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reivews Casas vs Cota in a hair match.

Fuego en el Ring has a Zeuxis promo.

There’s a separate father/son tag team tournament in Arena Jalisco this Sunday.

Kamaitachi does ramp dropkicks even in Oaxaca.

Lineup

CMLL (TUE) 06/23/2015 Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Nitro
3) Flyer vs Canelo Casas [En Busca de un Idolo]
4) Blue Panther Jr. vs Boby Zavala [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
6) Atlantis, Dragon Lee, La Máscara vs Felino, Terrible, Vangellys
7) Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto

Up to 7 matches, which will give C3 enough TV content without stretches out matches. Both En Busca de un Idolo matches could be hit and miss. Delta & Maya are above this tournament, literally. The Kamaitiachi/Dragon Lee feud has been dropped – Kamaitachi appears not be expected back yet.

CMLL (TUE) 06/23/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Frezzer vs Espectrum & Sádico
2) Esfinge, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Sangre Azteca
3) Exterminador © vs Puma [OCCIDENTE LH]
Exterminador is champ?
4) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr. vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión vs La Sombra, Máximo, Rush

Puma won the cibernetico to get a title shot. He’s a light heavyweight, so good to the point. The problem is Malefico appears to be the most recent champion – he beat Rey Cometa last year in the last known defense, and hasn’t had a singles match in Arean Coliseo Guadalajara since that time. It’s possible, but very unlikely, he lost the title Exterminador at some other show in Guadalajara and no one’s mentioned it until now.

This is either a phantom change or someone forgot who’s the champion and things will be switched between now and Friday. I think everyone needs to publish a list of champions just to get them over to the fans, but maybe CMLL neds to make a list so they know who actually holds the titles.

At any rate, we get a free Puma title match (will air on 52MX) and maybe Puma will be champion and there’s no problem with all of that.

Clutch City (SUN) 07/05/2015 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) ? vs ??
2) Kratoz vs Lord Byron, Psicotico, Xtreme Dragon
3) Mosco de la Merced & X-Fly vs Difunto I & Difunto II
4) Douki vs Epydemius © [LyC CRUISER]
5) Barbi Hayden, Carlito, Rico Rodriguez vs Estrellita, Hijo del Ninja, Ultimo Ninja

So the big names aren’t ones once they get past Carlito. (Though Douki/Epydemius should be fun if it airs.) Hayden’s worked LLF.

Lucha Mutante (SAT) 07/18/2015 Deportivo 18 de Marzo, Gustavo a Madero, Distrito Federal
1) Ekuz vs Payaso Loco
2) Dragosth & Juana La Loca vs Fly Star & Toxin Boy and Mike & Teelo and Metaleón & Mr. Leo
3) Pólvora vs Hijo del Pantera
4) Ludark Shaitan vs Wotam
5) Titán & Tritón (CMLL) vs Aeroboy & Violento Jack
6) Último Guerrero vs Black Terry

Debut show for this promotion name. Guess Hijo del Pantera is back in Mexico in July! Terry/UG is a first time ever match.

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