CMLL Tuesday, Lucha Underground, lots of lineups

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CMLL (TUE) 06/02/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Bengala & Leono b Apocalipsis & Espanto Jr.
2) Mercurio b Stukita [lightning] Match Relámpago del 2 de Junio de 2015 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Moved down to the segunda. Mercurio won with a package piledriver.
3) Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora b La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Skadi
Rudas won clean.
4) Cancerbero, Canelo Casas, Raziel b Súper Halcón Jr., The Panther, Tritón
The Panther replaced Hombre Bala (who’s missed back to back shows.)
5) Fuego, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. b Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger
Mascara beat Tiger with the casita.
6) Ephesto, Negro Casas, Thunder DQ La Sombra, Naito, Rush
straight falls, Rush fouling Thunder.

The women aren’t on the next week’s show, so the Vaquerita stuff seems to have gone nowhere at all.

Today’s Lucha Underground is episode 30, “Submit to the Master”. Matches scheduled include

  • Argenis vs Jack Evans for an Aztec Medallion
  • a trios title defense
  • Pentagon Jr. vs Sexy Star in a submission match

As with a couple weeks ago, there’s been no video previews sent out this week (at least as far as I can find.) Advisory: next week’s show title is a spoiler, and a Lord of the Rings joke.

Tonight’s the first night Lucha Underground will run against Ring of Honor on Destination America, and both continue to air against NXT on the WWE Network. This will probably hurt Lucha Underground a bit. Ring of Honor is signed on Destination America thru December, so this situation appears to be the status quo. However, Destination America seems to shuffle around it’s wrestling programming a lot and more changes between now and the end of the Lucha Underground season seem possible.

This week’s “Lucha Underground is really close to getting season 2!” story was supplied by Court Bauer over on MLW Radio. You can listen, but you may need not to – the entirety of what was said was along the lines of “I’m hearing they’re real close but I can’t say anything.” This is the enough news for every to run on.

As best I can figure, this is what is going on: Lucha Underground needs more money to come back for season 2. A Univision deal would be enough as well as set them up well for the future, but it doesn’t appear to be close. It also doesn’t seem to be ruled out, but I don’t think that’s news at the moment. AAA is also negotiating with Televisa in Mexico. Getting that deal would also provide enough money to guarantee a second season, and it sounds like that’s the one closer to getting done. This attempt at a Mexico deal isn’t really new information – the Observer & Dr. Lucha have been mentioning the possibility for months – but AAA apparently feels like it’s getting closer to complete. No one wants to say anything until it’s done, so it’s all “I can’t say anything” mode right now.

I’d be interested in knowing what the Lucha World Cup did in the rating this past Sunday, since it aired on channel 5 and that’s more likely to be the channel Lucha Underground would air on (not the station AAA is currently on.)  There’s obviously continuity issues with Lucha Underground and AAA are airing at the same time , but those are good problems to have.

Leyendas Inmortales, who’ve been quiet of late, announced they’d be have a run of shows to celebrate the promotion’s first year. They’re running 06/19 in Neza, 06/21 in Valle de Chaclo, 06/30 in Arena Aficion, and 07/05 in DF. Dos Caras will wrestle on this shows, and they’ll have a women’s tournament.

The Toluca luchadors beat up the Indystrongibles so badly on the ChilangaMask show that the ring collapsed. That’s a beating. +LuchaTV also has highlights of the match that set that beating up and an undcard match.

Black Terry Jr. has video of Blue Demon Jr. & Villano IV from the open training session prior to the Lucha World Cup.

Sexy Team won the main event on Sunday’s all women’s show in Arena Neza.

Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Underground episode 29 and both a 2015 Super Porky match and a Santo & Casas vs Juvi & Nicho.

Cuervo notes he’s won many hair matches in his career and lost none. Same thing with Scoria, so La Secta feels they should be considered the favorite at Verano de Escandalo.

Boby Zavala says he’ll give 100% in En Busca de un Idolo. Canelo Casas says he’s a little nervous.

SuperLuchas looks back at Ruben Juarez and Chavo Guerrero in the Olympic Auditorium.

DJ Spectro looks back to the night Fishman lost his mask.

A billion titles were handed out at the Arena Xalapa show. LA Park won one. So did Super Nova. None will ever mean anything.

Karmatrón, León Rojo and Meteoro were honored in Arena Aficion.

As Deliciense was honored in Chihuahua for 35 years of wrestling.

Rico Cisneros was honored in Oaxaca for 46 years of wrestling.

Picnic.co writes about Dona Vicky.

Lineup

IWRG (SUN) 06/07/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Aeroman & Alas de Acero vs Araña de Plata & Atomic Star
2) Metaleón, Skayde, Vaquero Jr. vs Black Sttugar, Dowki, Imposible
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro vs Apolo Estrada, El Hijo del Diablo, Hip Hop Man
4) Súper Nova, Veneno, X-Fly vs Canis Lupus, Eterno, Heddi Karaoui
5) Diva Salvaje vs Dios Atenea, Estrella Divina, Demasiado, Chica Ye-Ye, Vanely, Miss Gaviota, Cristal, Bello Kaligula, Sexy Girls [cage, mask]

This is a interesting show from a baseline standpoint: how much does an IWRG cage match draw with nothing else going for it? It’s women and exoticos, who haven’t been focused here much and it’s not even well known women and exoticos. It’s just a cage match to do a cage match. Show isn’t interesting much from actual good matches standpoint (though 2 & 3 have chances.)

CMLL (TUE) 06/09/2015 Arena México
1) Bengala & Molotov vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Magnus, Starman, Stigma vs Metálico, Nitro, Sangre Azteca
3) Flyer vs Esfinge [En Busca de un Idolo]
4) Blue Panther Jr. vs Disturbio [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Blue Panther, The Panther, Valiente vs Kráneo, Puma, Tiger
6) Dragon Lee, Mistico, Titán vs Kamaitachi, Pólvora, Ripper

Flyer/Esfinge is just going to be weird. Top two matches could be quite good.

CMLL (TUE) 06/09/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Explosivo & Meteoro vs El Chakal & El Yaqui
2) La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Skadi vs Kendra, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Ángel de Oro, Pegasso, Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Hechicero, Virus
4) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Máximo, Naito, Rush vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas

Barbaro Cavernario returns from Japan, faces a Japanese man to ease him back in.

Semimain is a rematch. A title program would mean Maya & Delta continue wrestling their En Busca de un Idolo matches on Fridays for the time being.

Kendra is a new name. Ripper’s snake? Probably not Ripper’s snake. Probably going to Japan in five minutes.

DTU (TUE) 06/16/2015 Arena Aficion
1) Lokillo vs Artikus, ?
2) Jorge El Intruso Jr. & Titan vs Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo
3) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony vs Chica Ye-Ye, El Exótico, Yuriko
4) Super Mega vs Paranoiko [street]
5) Crazy Boy & Pesadilla vs Masamune & Ryan Kidd and Black Fire & Slayer Pack
6) Rick Swann vs Flamita, Drastik Boy, Septimo Dragon
7) Aero Boy & Violento Jack © vs Cíclope & Miedo Extremo [X-LAW TAG]

Swann’s the additional foreigner working this shows (and maybe explains AULL randomly mentioning him last month.) The Titan in the segunda is a local guy who’s been using that name in a while.

DTU (THU) 06/18/2015 Arena Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz
1) El Junior & El Nene vs Kid Lobo & Kronos
2) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony vs Aero Flash, Aero Power, Ángel Azul
3) Ángel del Misterio & Ryan Kidd vs Artikus & Lanzeloth
4) Masamune & Septimo Dragon vs Jinzo & Rocky Lobo and Black Fire & Slayer Pack
5) Rich Swann vs Flamita, Drastik Boy
6) Ángel o Demonio & Ovett vs El Recio & Perro Mocho Jr.
7) Aero Boy & Violento Jack vs Cíclope & Miedo Extremo and Crazy Boy & Pesadilla

Pretty similar to the other card. 3 more to announce.

CMLL LLB (SAT) 06/27/2015 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) ? vs ??
2) Chica Ye-Ye, Demasiado, Diva Salvaje, Estrella Divina vs Kilvan, Rey Lobo Jr., Shadow, Yoruba
3) Jinzo vs Flamita, Drastik Boy, Dinamic Black, Cíclope, Freelance
4) Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata, Mr. Niebla vs Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera
5) Crazy Boy, Pesadilla, Super Crazy vs Felino, Negro Casas, Puma King
6) Rush vs LA Park

That’s the first Rush vs LA Park singles match. Semimain is Dinastia Crazy versus the Casas family.

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06/01 AAA TV Results (Nuevo Laredo)

AAA TV (MON) 06/01/2015 Polyforum La Fe, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas[AAA]
1) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, La Hiedra, Parka Negra, Taya Valkyrie b El Elegido, Faby Apache, Perseus, Pimpinela Escarlata PERSEUS ELEGIDO PIMPINELA FABY APACHE VS LA HIEDRA (posted by PERSEUS LUCHADOR)
Peresus and La Hiedra, children of Sangre Chicana and local regulars, were added to the match (but aren’t in the official results)
2) Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria b Angélico & Jack Evans
Laredo Kid & Mocho Cota Jr. seem to not have wrestled, though the AAA official results still list them. La Secta challenged Angelico & Jack to make the Verano de Escandalo cage match a hair match. Gueros del Cielo accepted.
3) El Mesías, Electroshock, Pentagón Jr. b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Cibernetico appeared after the match to declare it would be his team – not Psycho Circus or Holocausto – to win the trios titles.
4) Averno, Chessman, Cibernético b Blue Demon Jr., La Parka, Myzteziz
5) Brian Cage & Texano Jr. b El Patrón Alberto & Fénix
La Sociedad helped Cage beat Alberto, who left bloody.

Air Date: 06/13 and maybe 06/20?

Adding the hair stipulation to the cage match explains why it’s been featured so heavily on TV (and why Cuervo & Scoria were chosen for this role.) There are some audiences where the crowd would loudly be rooting against the Jack & Angelico team, but I think they’ll be okay in Monterrey.

Otherwise, place keeping show with all the rudos winning.

It looks like there’s something up with the TV schedule. As it is now, Verano de Escandalo would air 7 days later on TV, which is quicker than usually go. It looks like they’re taping Friday July 3rd in Tampico, but that date would mean they have to tape again before that show unless they make up an extra week there. Maybe these two tapings get combined over 3 weeks? Maybe the Lucha World Cup airs again as part of Sin Limite to take up a week?

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Angel de Oro keeps his title, Tormenta outsmarts Silueta, DTU tour

CMLL (SUN) 05/31/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) El Yaqui & Gran Kenut b El Alteño & Explosivo
2) Linterna Verde Jr. & Star Black b El Chakal & Thunder Boy
Linterna Verde replaced Freezer
3) Furia Roja, Infierno, Rey Trueno b El Divino, Flash II, Virgo
Infierno wants a shot at Virgo, pinning him here afer an unseen foul.
4) Chik Tormenta b Silueta [super libre]
Chik Tormenta held onto the bottom rope while beating Silueta.
5) Esfinge, Forastero, Gallo, Magnum DQ El Cuatrero, Espectrum, Ráfaga, Sansón
Espectrum’s first match here since July. Tecnicos took 1/3, the last when Rey Trueno & Infierno attacked Forastero as he was just about to beat Rafag

Main event run-ins are becoming common on this show.

CMLL (MON) 06/01/2015 Arena Puebla [Peridoico Enfoque]
1) Ares & Guerrero Espacial b Arkalis & Zaeta Roja
2) Artillero, Espíritu Maligno, Súper Comando b Asturiano, Black Tiger, Flyer
3) Arkángel de la Muerte, Fuerza Chicana, Nitro b Pegasso, Rey Samuray, Súper Halcón Jr.
Pegasso replaced Hombre Bala Jr.
4) Ephesto, Hechicero, Luciferno b Dragon Lee, Stigma, Tritón
5) Ángel de Oro © b Ripper [CMLL LH]
Angel de Oro 3rd defense.
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Rey Escorpion fouled Volador for the DQ.

Revolucionarios losing being the first step in getting a title match sounds like CMLL Logic.

Haven’t seen full results from Nuevo Laredo yet, but will get those up later.

Today’s CMLL show is the last Tuesday before 7 weeks of En Busca de un Idolo, with not much going. CMLL pushes tonight’s show as Thunder looking for new allies; there’s no imagining what a Thunder led group might look like. Lightning match is Stukita versus Mercurio. This is Stukita’s first lightning match since joining CMLL. He had a normal singles match against Pequeno Nitro on a Saturday show.

CMLL also has an article about the one week long Shockercito versus Demus 3:16 feud. (Mercurio seems out in the cold on this one.) Demus explains he’s angry Shockercito has gotten tattoos, because that’s his gimmick. Demus acknowledges this may be a flimsy excuse just to restart their feud; Shockercito took his hair back in 2009. Guadalajara has Sky Team versus Guerreros.

DTU announced dates for a June tour: 16th in Pachuca (Arena Aficion), 18th in Xalapa, 19th in Veracruz, 20th in Tulancingo, 21st in Mexico City. They also announced Ryan Kidd would be appearing. Kidd is a southern California wrestler who’s worked with Mexican luchadors on shows in San Diego and the surrounding area.

Negro Casas & Dalys helped out with a clothing drive.

The Mascara 2000 Jr. mystery storyline on AAA TV has been strange (because they’re actually doing a storyline around Mascara 2000 Jr?). Also, all AAA mystery storylines end with Pimpinela being involved and I’m not sure this one is different.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of the entire Cara Lucha Anniversary show.

+LuchaTV has highlights of Rush vs Hechicero and Volador & Titan vs Bestia 666 & Flamita. The emphasis in the later has been on Volador & Flamita. I wonder if that’s the idea with why Bestia was there is to plant the seed for a future hardcore match with Titan, since he’s mentioned he would be open to doing that once a year.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, this week’s Poster-Mania and results from the MamaLucha show.

Rob has highlights of 02/08/15 AAA, featuring Mistico vs Perro Aguayo Jr.

DJ Spectro writes about El Solitario vs Dr. Wagner, Solitario’s last match in El Toreo.

SuperLuchas has a long piece about the history of lucha libre in the Olympic Auditorium, as well as the usual look back at shows from June 1st.

Fuego en el Ring has a video interview with En Busca de un Idolo participant Esfinge, and this news show has a video interview with Cancerbero & Raziel.

CMLL has highlights of the 05/29 show.

If you see a guy in a Myzteziz mask ‘fighting crime’ around Montreal, it’s probably not Myzteziz.

Lineups

CMLL (SAT) 06/06/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Robin vs El Rebelde
2) Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Violencia
3) Soberano Jr. vs Cancerbero
4) Oro Jr. vs Raziel
5) Estrellita & Marcela vs Dalys & Tiffany
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Mistico vs Felino, Luciferno, Vangellys
7) Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi

Sabado Retros back this week, with the the fifth Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi match. (Dragon leads 3-1). They’re probably going to go all out because it’s all that they do, but it seems a kind of waste to do it on a non-TV show. (Then again, I wouldn’t have said that about the matches on the CaraLucha show and this may have a similar audience size.)

CMLL (MON) 06/08/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Astro, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Demus 3:16, Mini Joker, Saurón
2) Asturiano, Magnus, Rey Samuray vs Disturbio, Fuerza Chicana, Policeman
3) Fuego, Titán, Tritón vs Cancerbero, King Jaguar, Raziel
4) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

Main event rematch. The Arena Puebla anniversary show should happen any week now, and it looks like Sky Team will be defending the trios titles on that show. That show also usually has a local guy losing an apuesta match (though there has been a few upsets in recent years.) King Jaguar is noticably booked higher than usual and Fuerza Chicana has suddenly become a regular, though neither has a very set feud.

Mini Joker is not related to the Guadalajara Joker, except for them both using the DC Comic character as inspiration. This Mini Joker is a Puebla local luchador/promoter. You can tell he’s an non-CMLL guy because he uses the “mini” prefix instead of the CMLL house style “Pequeno”.

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Imposible keeps title over ninja turtle, AAA in Nuevo Laredo

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photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 05/31/2015 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), the Gladiatores]
1) Aeroman & Kanon b Araña de Plata & Atomic Star
Kanon appears to be a Skayde trainee – he’s back for the first time since Skayde was last here.
2) Electro Boy & Hip Hop Man b Metaleón & Mr. Leo
Lion Brothers Leo & Metaleon now have small lion stuffed animals and are using them during their match.
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Mike, Skayde, Teelo
Terrible Cerebros continue to win. Skayde back here for the first time in 15 months.
4) Imposible © b Leo [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible’s 8th defense, first this year. Best match of the show.
5) Máscara Sagrada, Veneno, X-Fly b Canis Lupus, Cien Caras Jr., Eterno
Eterno and X-Fly continue to feud. Tecnicos 1/3 won despite Sagrada hurting a knee on a tope.

AAA has it’s two taping in three days tonight in Nuevo Laredo. It’s the traditional day for promotion Cantu in the area. The card is similar to Saturday’s show in Reynosa, with the same group of guys along for the three show tour.  The main event is Alberto & Fenix vs Cage & Texano Jr., which has a chance to be really good. Laredo Kid & Mocha Cota Jr. make a one off appearance in the segunda.

Arena Puebla has Angel de Oro defending his Light Heavyweight Championship versus Ripper. Oro’s almost certainly going to defeat the Invasor, but they had a good outing in their recent lightning match. If CMLL were to start posting matches from Puebla, as they said they would be, that would be a logical match to upload. There doesn’t to be a space on the site waiting for those Puebla/Guadalajara matches to be posted, but the helpful part of WordPress is it’s easy to make those additions as things go along.

A profile of Baby Face and his rice food cart outside of Arena Mexico. He credits Kuroneko with helping him learn how to make rice Japan-style, and will celebrate 20 years of this career on July 17th.

Super Nova wrestled on a show in Xalapa last night where they gave out roughly five billion different championships. Nova’s been listed on show in the last two months, but this is the first result I have for him since he was hurt in Tijuana. His right shoulder is still in a brace.

Segunda Caida reviews Angel de Oro, Dragon Lee, Titan vs Babaro Cavernario, Felino & Negro Casas.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews Volador vs Pirata Morgan.

SuperLuchas looks at new judge Arturo Beristain’s career. Note Beristain will be evaluating En Busca de un Idolo on tan, body and skills in the ring. I would if the CaraLucha judges rated the luchadors on their tans.

Interviews with Oaxaca luchadors.

Lucha Libre in Japan

05/29 REINA: KANA defeated Reyna Isis [REINA CHAMP]
Reyna Isis is not champion of the world, but did make it 8:38.

Lineup

CMLL (SUN) 06/07/2015 Arena México
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Akuma & Inquisidor
2) Flyer, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Disturbio, Espanto Jr., Metálico
3) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Virus
4) Titán vs Sagrado [lightning]
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Máximo vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
6) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Naito vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

More Ingobernables versus Guerreros. Titan/Sagrado sounds fun.

CMLL (SUN) 06/07/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Jhony Dinamo & Meteoro vs El Piraña & Guerrero de la Muerte
2) El Alteño, El Divino, Linterna Verde Jr. vs Furia Roja, Gitano, Gran Kenut
3) Flash I, Flash II, Virgo vs Infierno, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
4) Silueta vs Chik Tormenta [REINA IJ]
5) Esfinge, Forastero, Gallo, Magnum vs El Cuatrero, Espectrum, Ráfaga, Sansón

They’ve done one and only CMLL-REINA International Junior championship match each and every year. This is this year’s match. Silueta is announced as going to Japan, Chik Tormenta is not, that’s a tell.

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CaraLuchas 1st Anniversary, ChilangaMask, Volador keeps title over Casas

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Flamita & Volador/photo by Black Terry Jr.

Cara Lucha (SAT) 05/30/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), The Gladiatores]
CaraLucha 1st Anniversary
1) Principe Diamante & Tribal b Atomic Star & Látigo Príncipe Diamante y Tribal vs Látigo y Atomick Star, en Caralucha (posted by +LuchaTV)
2) Aramis b Wasson [Bestario I]
Aramis won the match, but the winner of the tournament was up to the voters. Aramis scored a 9 from Flamita, 9 from Rafeal el Maya, 9 from Black Terry Jr., 10 from a fan and 9 from CaraLucha for a total of 46. Wasson scored a 10, 9, 9, 9, 10 for a 47, winning by 1 point.
3) Wotam b Imposible, Dinamic Black, Hombre Bala Jr.
Fought to first fall, with Wotan beating Dianmic BLack.
4) Eterno b Aero Boy
Eterno won via Styles Clash
5) Andy Boy L Fly Star and Toxin Boy and Kilvan and Rey Lobo Jr. and Yoruba and Danger King and Guerrero Mixtico and Rayo Star and Sky Man [mask, hair,cibernetico, winner escape]
Cara Lucha settled on a winners escape cibernetico for the rules – you left the match by beating someone. Yoruba beat Andy Boy to take Andy Boy’s hair.
6) Rush b Hechicero
Rush Driver for the win
7) Titán & Volador Jr. b Bestia 666 & Flamita highlights (posted by Kronosport)
CMLL team won. Volador and Flamita made singles match challenges.

Main event was said to be great, with the semimain strong and other matches on the show very entertaining as well. +LuchaTV has clips of the Bestario I tournament. The guy who won being declared the loser is the expected outcome when there are judges and also why I hate this bit. Bring on 13 weeks of En Busca de un Idolo.

Chilanga Mask (SAT) 05/30/2015 Gimnasio GFL, San Mateo Atenco, Estado de México [+LuchaTV]
1) Casanova vs Meteoro, Puereza Guerrera
2) Alas de Acero & Aramis b Dragon De Fuego & Resplandor Negro
3) Arez, Belial, Impulso b Iron Kid, Principe Pantera, Volátil
Iron Kid, Alas de Acero and Aramis (making it here from CaraLucha!) joined forces to attack the Indystrongtibles,
4) Astro Rey Jr. b Fulgor I © and Psycko Kid [EDM WELTER]
Astro Rey won the title back.
5) Boomerang & Negro Navarro b Black Terry & El Resplandor
6) Trauma I & Trauma II b Belial & Gemelo Fantastico I
Belial replaced Gemelo II (injury)

ChilangaMask added Super Muneco & Super Pinocho vs Teelo & Leo to their 06/21 show, a battle of children’s heroes.

CMLL (SUN) 05/31/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Acero & Aéreo b Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Okumura, Virus b Oro Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón
3) Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper b Blue Panther, Fuego, Titán
Fuego replaced Super Porky on Tuesday. Olimpico’s return – his dancing show wrapped up.
4) Ángel de Oro, Dragon Lee, Mistico b Ephesto, Kamaitachi, Mephisto
Angel de Oro replaced Valiente on Tuesday. Mephisto argued he kicked out before the finish, and so did the fans. Mistico offered a fourth fall, but it did not take place.
5) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Naito b Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero
6) Negro Casas b Volador Jr. © [NWA WELTER] 6) Volador Jr. © b Negro Casas [NWA WELTER]
Volador’s 3rd defense. Negro jumped Volador before the pre-match photographer and took fall 1. Volador took fall 2 with a backcracker, then beat Negro with his own casita to win the match.

Last week’s Casas/Volador match did not run long – Claro Sports was a 4 match show, and it wasn’t the longest match. This week’s doesn’t sound like it went a lot longer.

AAW announced they’ll have Fenix & Pentagon Jr. in on their 11/28 show in Cicero. I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to the Last Real Heel’s interview with Angelico, but I’m told Angelico mentions he’s available to be booked in the US too. These, and the Team AAA appearance at CHIKARA’s King of Trios, aren’t meant to be exceptions. I’m told AAA is open and interested in getting their guys bookings on the US indies right now. They’re probably thinking mostly the guys who have worked on Lucha Underground (who would mean more in the US and would have papers to get into the US) and it’s probably still tricky to for a foreign promotion and a US one to work together, but there’s an emphasis on trying to get the AAA guys bookings.

Arena Coliseo Guadalajara announced they’d be on back on local TV starting next week. They’ll air Saturdays on local Canal 4 (a Televisa affiliate) at 9pm. The ad indicates it’ll be Tuesday matches. That’s probably the matches which have aired on 52MX previously. Perhaps that means whatever shift CMLL is making with TV will go down next weekend.

Estadio Deportes has Friday post match interviews from Arena Mexico. Euforia & Ultimo Guerrero were completely baffled by Thunder’s behavior, but haven’t totally given up on him. Thunder insists he has no problem with the Guerreros, but Rush is his and his alone. Niebla Roja & Gran Guerrero were happy with Ultimo Guerrero’s surprise run-in on their match, and Gran Guerrero talked about an apuesta match.

SuperLuchas looks back at Canek vs Billy Robinson, the rematch.

Rob has highlights of 02/06/15 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

LV’s reviews include the Lucha World Cup and a ton of lucha TV. I can’t believe I got someone to watch the random San Luis Potosi lucha I found.

This week’s +LuchaTV is up.

Line is a messaging app, and you can buy stickers as add ons. It doesn’t matter, this CMLL art are amusing without context.

Lucha Libre in Japan

05/29 NJPW: Barreta [4] b Barbaro Cavernario [4]
Neither had tournament matches on 05/30 or 05/31. The 05/30 show was supposed to have Mascara Dorada vs face Alex Shelley in what might have been one of the highlights of the tournament. Cavernario’s singles match on the 29th and his non-tournament tag match on the 30th were both fun, and he’s had a strong tour. Figure on him getting a return trip. The next show is 06/02, with both luchadors

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05/30 AAA TV Results (Reynosa)

AAA TV (SAT) 05/30/2015 Parque Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Reynosa, Tamaulipas[@doradafan, AAA, El Manana Reynosa]
1) Asterisco Jr., Komander, Magnifico, Rey Astral b Imagen De Oro, Imagen Ii,Maldicion, Rocker Boy Magnifico, Komander, Rey Astral & Asterisco Jr. vs. Imagen II, Imagen de Oro, Maldición & Rocker Boy (posted by Doradafan)
Dark match.
2) Parka Negra & Taya Valkyrie b El Elegido & Faby Apache
Pimpi & Hijo del Pirata were scheduled but did not appear. Pirata apologized on his Twitter for missing the show. Taya beat Faby with her northern lights suplex double stomp sequence.
3) Angélico & Jack Evans DQ Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria
La Secta were DQed again, this time for excessive violence.
4) Brian Cage, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr. b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Cage beat Monsther Clown with a jackhammer.
5) Blue Demon Jr., Fénix, Myzteziz b Averno, Chessman, Electroshock
Fenix beat Electroshock with the Atrapa Suenos (Dream Catcher)
6) El Patrón Alberto & La Parka DQ Cibernético & El Mesías
Cage interfered to attack Alberto for the DQ, and repeated his title challenge.

Air Date: 06/06 – quick turnaround. Opener (and dark match) may end up being internet exclusives.

It rained during the show. It doesn’t look wet during the first match and the newspaper recap mentions it stopped right before the main event, but the mat looks moist. Hope that didn’t hurt the matches much, but it might have.

After his loss, Electroshock (on behalf of Holocausto) took credit for being the ones who prevented Cibernetico from showing up for the trios title match at Verano de Escandalo. It’s nothing they’ve especially built towards and doesn’t completely make sense, but any explanation is a good explanation.

Not much else new – it’s the cage match and the Cage match which continue to get the focus going into Verano de Escandalo.

They’ve got a show tonight Piedras Negras, and then back taping again on Monday.

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Ultimo Guerrero versus Revolucionarios, Ultimo Guerrero versus Thunder?, AAA in Reynosa, CaraLucha, ChilangaMask

CMLL (FRI) 05/29/2015 Arena México [Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Leono & Soberano Jr. b Espanto Jr. & Inquisidor
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito DQ Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia
Demus fouled Shockercito
3) Misterioso Jr. b Fuego [lightning] VIERNES ESTELARES DEL CMLL 29 MAYO 2015 MATCH RELAMPAGO (4) (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Misterioso won with a Gori Special in about 5:30
4) Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. b Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger VIERNES ESTELARES DEL CMLL 29 MAYO 2015 EVENTO ESPECIAL (3) (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Puma suffered a shoulder injury on a stacked ups supelplex spot.
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión DQ Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja VIERNES ESTELARES DEL CMLL 29 MAYO 2015 LUCHA SEMIFINAL (2) (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Revolucionarios unmasked Gran Guerrero, forcing him to return to the locker room for a new mask and allowing them to destroy the other two. Gran Guerrero ran back out with a new mask, and submitted Rey Escorpion to Pulpo Guerrero – only to unmask as Ultimo Guerrero! Referee DQed the Guerreros.
6) La Sombra, Naito, Rush b Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero VIERNES ESTELARES DEL CMLL 29 MAYO 2015 LUCHA ESTELAR (1) (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Thunder and Ultimo Guerrero had problems, allowing the Ingobernables to take advantage for the win. UG challenged Rush to a hair vs hair match.

They did a very small tease of a problem between Thunder & Ultimo Guerrero back in the same incredible partners matches which turned Dragon Rojo. The clips here look very unsubtle, with Thunder going as far as stealing a pin. Ultimo Guerrero also being involved in the semimain suggests maybe some faction vs faction vs faction cage match, if that’s indeed still the plan.

Terra broadcasted the first three matches, possibly as a trial run for what they’ll be doing with En Busca de un Idolo. Feed didn’t start on time and was completely unwatchable for the opener, then got slightly better for the following two matches. Getting to watch live on Terra is nice, but it still makes a lot of sense to put the En Busca de un Idolo matches on YouTube after they take place.

AAA has it’s first normal TV taping in about a month today in Reynosa. Main event is Patron & Parka vs Cibernetico & Mesias. This taping and the Monday one are probably designed to shift focus to Verano de Escandalo; the card’s been announced but the attention has been elsewhere.

AAA’s TV show today is moved back to 6:15 pm today. The Lucha World Cup will air Sunday at Canal 5 in Mexico as well. It’s a two hour show, so they’ll probably air only some of the show.

CaraLucha has it’s first Anniversary show in about an hour, with Volador & Titan facing the indy team of Bestia 666 & Flamita. Rush vs Hechicero is the semimain on a loaded show. Hechicero suggests he’s going to out smart the headstrong Rush, which seems like a decent strategy.

ChilangaMask is in Toluca with locals Gemlos Fantasticos taking on the Traumas. Fulgor I defends the Estadio de Mexico welteright championship against Psycko Kid & former champ Astro Rey.

There is no CMLL Coliseo show tonight. AULL has a show featuring Mexico based international wrestlers, which obviously seems inspired by the World Cup.

CMLL.com launched their new website today, a couple days early. It’s not a huge interface departure from what was done before, but it’s easier to use and probably easier to manage now that they’re on WordPress. Site’s probably a lot better on mobile too. The news page is now a blog – they’ve got the preview for Sunday’s Casas/Volador title match up now. They also have more detailed information on their training sessions than they’ve posted in the past. The one bit I’m not a fan of is the new results page: you’re required to hit a plus to see each match and can’t see the results of the whole card at once. They made the switch over last night, and last night’s results aren’t up yet. The Friday video clips that used to be decently hidden on the old site are not being posted to YouTube.

The best part of the new site is an interactive display of the Arena Mexico mural, with a short video on how it came to be.

Dylan Zero has a great preview of this year’s En Busca de un Idolo, especially if you’re a person who doesn’t normally follow these things.

R de Rudo has an interview with luchadora Quimera, who’s appeared on FULL TV as of late.

RobViper has highlights of 02/03/15 CMLL

LuchaWorld has Alfredo’s Lucha World Weekly from 05/29/15

Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Underground episode 28.

SuperLuchas looks back to Hijo del Santo regaining the UWA lightweight championship on the same day 6 luchadora trainees of Blue Panther debuted.

Dragon Lee is being advertised for a show on 06/21 in the Los Angeles area, which would be his US debut.

DJ Spectro writes about the first UWA Welterweight Championship match

Lineups

IWRG FILL (WED) 06/03/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Vardeus vs Soldado De La Muerte, Canario, Magic Dragon, Demonio Imperial
2) Chicanito, Rey Terco Jr., Voltar vs Cheyene, Guerrero 2000, Magnum 44
3) Acero, Adrenalina, Hijo del Alebrije vs Blue Monsther, Super Jack, Vampiro Metálico
4) Espada De Plta, Keiser Dragon, Toxin Boy vs Aztlán, Engima, Vertigo
Kesier Dragon’s team is from Gym Zeuz (Oficial 911) vs Gym Skayde
5) Aeroman, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star, Dragón Celestial, Electro Boy, Imposible, Matrix Jr., Power Bull vs Alas De Angel, Aramis, Black Angel, Black Drago, Desgarrador, Kanon, Shadow Black, Sniper [Torneo FILL XLII, Copa High Power]
Black Terry trainees vs Eterno trainees

I want to see what Eterno trainees look like. I don’t think of Eterno as old enough to have trainees, but he has been around for a quite a while.

CMLL (FRI) 06/05/2015 Arena México
1) Magnus & Starman vs Hijo del Signo & Metálico
2) Blue Panther Jr., Pegasso, The Panther vs Disturbio, Okumura, Sangre Azteca
3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
4) Delta vs Boby Zavala [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Canelo Casas [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
7) Dragon Lee, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible

Dragon Lee in a Friday main event, in Mistico’s normal spot, seems like a big deal. Ultimo Guerrero actually faces the Revolucionarios in a match. Dark Angel apparently still works here.

Fourth and fifth are the first En Busca de un Idolo matches, and probably those first five matches will all air.

Dalys handles the video preview.

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