06/14 AAA TV Results (Monterey) – Verano de Escandalo 2015

cool finish, little bit of stutter because of the stream…

AAA TV (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León [AAA, MT, SuperLuchas]
Verano de Escandalo, 2015
1) Machine Rocker, Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya Valkyrie b Dinastía, El Elegido, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata
Machine Rocker replaced Parka Negra and now has a white fright wig on top of his mask. Dinastia and Mini Psycho Clown fought a lot (and well) leading into their title match. Rudos surprising won with Machine Rocker submitted Elegido to a crab as Mamba also submitted Faby.
2) Drago b Fénix, Laredo Kid, Daga, Steve Pain, Aerostar, Bengala, Súper Nova, Súper Fly, Hijo del Fantasma [Alas de Oro]
Laredo Kid was the surprise luchador (announced in the match graphic.) Steve Pain also returned (again) to AAA. A nearly non stop high spots match that start with four dives at the same time and hardly slowed down there. There was no specific story to the match, just big spots. Fenix suffered a shoulder injury taking a suplex out of the ring (hitting the apron on the way down – the spot either went wrong or was a really bad idea), tried to continue, and collapsed in pain after a top rope double stomp. He was stretchered out, crying in pain. Match was derailed a little bit while Fenix was taken away, but picked up speed again near the finish. Drago beat Aerostar with his flipping DDT and Dragon’s Tail cradle, similar to the finish of their Best of Five series. Drago was given a giant golden wings trophy.
3) Averno, Chessman, Cibernético b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown © and Electroshock, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra [AAA TRIOS]
Parka Negra was moved from the opener to take Kronos’ place – it’s unclear if he’s meant to be part of the trio before. A chaotic match, sometimes good, sometimes not so good, but about what was expected by this trio. Single fall to a win, ending when Cibernetico fouled Psycho Clown (mostly missed the camera) and Chessman speared Psycho Clown for the win and title change. Psycho Circus fall on their 9th defense, after 28 months as champions. Hellbrothers are 5th champions. All three teams fought on and off after the match. In breaks during the post-match brawling, Monsther demanded a rematch for the trios titles and Psycho Clown challenged Chessman for the Latin American title
4) Angélico & Jack Evans b Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria [cage, hair]
Rules were the first team out would escape, and the entire losing team would lose all their hair. Everyone bled in a bit more of a brawl than the usual Angelico/Jack match. A very good match, second match on the show. Jack had chances to escape, but appeared not to want to leave Angelico behind. All four fought on the top of the cage at the end, two on opposite sides of the ring. Scoria was fouled and crotched on top of the cage by Angelico, and Cuervo was shoved off and fell thru two tables (though mostly just cracked his head on one – both he and Scoria had bad looking head impacts during the match.) Cuervo & Scoria got most of their hair cut off in the ring, then asked for handshakes. Angelico & Jack accepted, and La Secta turned on them and left. (They appeared to get the rest cut off in the back.) Angelico & Jack won a match with a lots of big spots. Both Cuervo & Scoria lost their hair.
5) El Patrón Alberto © DQ Brian Cage [AAA HEAVY]
Blue Demon Jr. and Texano Jr. were seconds and Tirantes was referee. Match very quickly turned into the rudos (Tirantes included) trying to cheat the title away from Alberto and failing repeatedly. Demon was ejected a few minutes in for counting Texano’s interference. Tirantes would fast count for Cage and refuse to count for Alberto. Texano eventually summon Pentagon & Fantasma for support, and they were both thrashed by Alberto. Alberto finally took out Tirantes with his head kick and put Cage in the armbar, who tapped with no referee. Cage escaped, give Alberto a foul and F5’ed him on the belt. Piero, who had turned up on stage too soon and tried to turn invisible, then ran down to make the count and did count 3 for Cage. He immediately signaled a DQ win for Alberto. Rudos stomped Alberto and buried him under an American flag. In a post show interview with the media, Alberto claimed he told AAA he wanted a cage match with hair on the line with Brian Cage, or he’d quit the company.
6) La Parka, Myzteziz, Rey Mysterio Jr. b El Mesías, Johnny Mundo, Pentagón Jr.
Rey entered with a Terminator and had a Terminator themed outcome. A lot of La Parka comedy (including some well timed stuff when a spot got botched.) Myzteziz suffered a right leg injury but finished the match. Rey Mysterio Jr. won with a leaping off the middle rope Canadian Destroyer on Pentagon Jr. Mundo and Mysterio had a very brief staredown post match.

Air Date: 06/27 and 07/04

Alas de Oro is worth the price of the show alone, unless you’re completely uninterested in the style. It’s better than last year’s TripleMania 10 way and the 10 way on Lucha Underground, even with Fenix’s injury (and he wasn’t the only one who was probably hurt.) There were so many things going on that it was hard to keep track of them, but it was about as good as you’re going to get with that style. Both Steve Pain and Laredo Kid shined in their debut. (Laredo’s name was actually listed on the prematch graphic, but it was up and down too quick to notice.) If anything, there was so much going on that it’s hard to remember few individual spots, just the overall feeling of amazement.

Fenix’s injury is said to be an injured clavicle which will keep him out weeks, according to SLP promotion Juniors. They’re promoting a show on 07/01, so Fenix is at least out that long (though he wasn’t listed on the last card they posted.) The spot where he got hurt on made no sense and I have no idea what was supposed to happen.

The cage match is also worth going out of your way to see. Like their TV match this week, it’s a brawl where Angelico & Jack work in a bit of their normal moves. They built in good drama even though it never quite seemed like La Secta were going to win.

The opener and the trios title match were about what they expected. Machine Rocker took a spectacular bump in the opener and it was surprising to see him to beat Elegido (especially in Monterrey.) They did a lot of stuff in the trios title match, some of which went well. It definitely would’ve been more coherent as a 3v3 match, but the crowd seemed to enjoy it. Parka Negra as a Holocausto member seemed to work well enough for them to keep doing it, but it wasn’t sure if that was the plan.

This could be a pivotal moment for the Psycho Circus. Psycho Clown challenging Chessman for the Latin American championship, if it actually happens, makes a lot of sense: it explains why it was important not to have Demon just win the title back, and it gives the title a chance to be the secondary title for the guys who aren’t in the world title picture but need wins to be ready to be part of it later on. (If Alberto is just going to be defending the heavyweight title about 3 times a year against a foreign menace, there’s a big gap to be filled.) Psycho Clown’s plateaued and even dropped down a little bit after TripleMania because of the influx of new names and being relegated back into the trios title picture, but a feud with Chessman might give him a spotlight again.

The title match was aggravating, but I think AAA would say it was intended to be aggravating. Alberto did a post show interview where Alberto declared he’ll leave AAA unless they give him Cage in a cage with hair (and maybe the title) on the line. That was their big angle for TripleMania. It just felt like the usual AAA Tiranates overbooking during the show. It left me not wanting not to see the match again, and just generally disappointing.  There’s definitely reason to something to build a rematch, but they did so many different interference/Tirantes spots and it was just kind of absurd. Alberto was a superman who should’ve won nine times over, Tirantes was the guy getting all the heat, and Cage could’ve been Parka Negra or Machine Rocker for all he meant to the match – only he’s the guy they’re expecting the fans pay to see beat. There’s no real reason for Alberto to want a rematch, he won the match and nearly won it cleanly despite tremendous handicaps, but it’s happening because it’s happening.

Alberto also really needed to do that rematch promo during the show, so the whole thing wouldn’t have ended as flat. This was a quick moving AAA show, finishing under three hours, but the crowd seemed to lose energy after the title match and maybe that could’ve brought them back.

(The Tirantes heel ref stuff needs to go away, but it’s needed to go away for years and AAA’s just stubborn on that point. Can they at least change how they do it? Match would’ve been drastically improved by just having Piero start the match to start, and then Tirantes taking his place as the replacement referee when Piero gets taken out. AAA always does it where Tirantes cheats for the rudo, gets taken out and Piero is the second ref coming in. Just like how AAA always has the rudos do a billion cheap shots, none actually work, and then the finish is 10 seconds after someone’s finally thought to do a foul. Maybe try mixing it up a bit.)

The main event didn’t help. Rey’s entrance and gear was great, but the match itself felt like it had the intensity of a house show main event. It was going to have a hard time following the previous matches even if it was good, and it was a match with a lot of La Parka comedy instead. They did the briefest of teases of Mundo versus Rey after the match, but the Lucha World Cup also accomplished that. The idea probably was to get fans used to seeing Mundo by having him here, but he was so inconsequential to the match that it diminished the specialness of seeing him if you already knew who he was.

There’s a behind the scenes article on Rey’s Terminator mask on enuhito’s blog.

There was no mention of TripleMania in front of the crowd. No date, no location, no video just teasing the concept. It’s possible the show may have been meant to end with something like that (and it does read as if they expect to announce it this week.) It ended with a “poor signal” message instead. The feed itself declined in quality during the last hour of the show and the main event was bordering on unwatchable at times. The VOD for these shows has been simply a recording of the live broadcast on previous iPPV; hopefully they put up a cleaner version this time.

The recently elected governor of Nuevo Leon was at the show. They announced his presence while setting up the cage.

Next taping is 06/27 in Orizaba, with the Mini Psycho Clown/Dinastia title match. If it’s like their match here, it’ll be great. If it’s like the Heavyweight title match (and the last Dinastia title match was similarly filled with interference), then it’ll be a little disappointing.

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Flamita defeats Volador in MOTYC, Terrible Cerberos win trios titles

photo by Black Terry Jr.

CaraLuchas (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Mano a Mano]
1) Flyer b Aramis
Aramis prize for finishing second in Bestario I. Good match.
2) Fly Star, Rayo Star, Sky Man, Toxin Boy b Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo
3) Andy Boy, Danger King, Guerrero Mixtico b Flama Roja, Toro Negro Jr., Wasson
Money thrown in.
4) Trauma I & Trauma II b Misterioso Jr. & Terrible
Trauma I won after pulling Misterioso’s mask and rolling him up.
5) Flamita b Volador Jr. Highlights Volador Jr. vs Flamita 14/06/15 (posted by tvluchadelpasado) Volador vs Flamita (posted by thegladiatores.com)
Said to be one of the best matches of the year. Flamita surprised Volador with a Canadian Destroyer for the win. Flamita asked for a title match and Volador agreed – for right now, stripping Flamtia of his mask and sarcastically pinning him. Money thrown in.

Recaps says it was a Canadian Destoryer, pictures show the Flamita Fly at what looks like the end – maybe watch the video and be surprised? Match is said to be awesome so you should probably watch.

IWRG (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena Naucalpan [Mano a Mano]
1) Araña de Plata Jr. & Picudo Jr. b Kanon & Mr. Leo
2) Dragón Celestial & Vaquero Jr. b Black Sugar & Electro Boy
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo © [EdM Trios]
Cerebro Negros won the titles with Cerbero Negro defeating rival Apolo Estrada Jr. Gringos VIP fall on their 8th defense. They’d been champions since September 2013. Gringos asked for a rematch. This is the 2nd time this trio has won together, fourth time for Dr. Cerebro and third for Cerebro Negro.
4) Eterno, Hip Hop Man, Universo 2000 Jr. b Danny Casas, Diva Salvaje, X-Fly
Universao beat X-Fly after Eterno fouled his old partner.
5) Heddi Karaoui, Pirata Morgan, Silver King b Masamune, Pantera, Veneno
Masasume’s debut here; he’s on next week’s DTU shows. Rudos won, Karaoui beating Veneno and demanding a title match.

Terry being a trios champion probably feeds into the feud with Eterno.

photo by CMLL/Alexis Salazar

CMLL (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Terra]
1) Magnus & Robin b Camorra & Cholo
2) Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis b Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela
Zexuis replaced Tiffany on Tuesday. Pushed as build towards Dalys/Marcela, though Amapola submitted Estrellits for the win.
3) Ephesto, Hechicero, Luciferno b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán
4) Stuka Jr. b Virus [lightning]
Stuak won with the torpedo splash.
5) Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper b Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo
Ripper snuck in a foul on Atlantis.
6) La Sombra, Naito, Rush b Negro Casas, Shocker, Terrible
Naito & Casas replaced Mascara & Cavernario on Monday. Naito & Sombra challenged for the tag titles.

Espectrum was the loser in the Arena Coliseo Guadalajara cage match, losing his mask to Esfinge. Espectrum is Gerardo Alferez Robledo, 32, 8 years a wrestler.

The Sky Team defend their trios title against the Revolucinarios tonight in Puebla. A title change is possible though not likely.

RobViper had a music video of end of February ’15 CMLL

Super Libre interviewed Espectro Jr. & Virgo.

Segunda Caida starts a review of Negro Casas vs Mocha Cota.

LV has a video review of all of last week’s lucha.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 06/21/2015 Arena México
1) Bengala & Leono vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Acero, Astral, Fantasy vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia
3) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
4) Máximo vs Vangellys [lightning]
5) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
6) Negro Casas & Shocker © vs La Sombra & Naito [CMLL TAG]
Shocker & Casas 7th defense

They found a new Ingobernables combination to beat! 50/50 chance this match turns up on njpwworld far before it turns up on TV.

CMLL (SUN) 06/21/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío & Star Black vs El Gitano & Relampago
2) Explosivo & Frezzer vs Infierno & Thunder Boy
3) Espectrum, Exterminador, Maléfico vs Joker, Pitbull I, Pitbull II
4) Esfinge & Magnum vs El Yaqui & Nube Roja and Linterna Verde Jr. & Toro Negro and Furia Roja & Furia Roja Jr. and Centella & Évola and Ráfaga & Ráfaga Jr.
father and son tags. Debut of Rafaga Jr. here – he’d been in a 2013 indy version of this match (with the Javier Cruzs, Centellas, and Esfinge/Magnum)

I don’t think we knew the Yaqui/Nube Roja relationship prior.

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2015 Verano de Escandalo live results

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AAA TV (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León [AAA]
Verano de Escandalo, 2015
1) Machine Rocker, Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya Valkyrie b Dinastía, El Elegido, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata
Machine Rocker replaced Parka Negra and beat Elegido with a crab (!) at the same time as Mamba submitted Faby.
2) Drago b Fénix, Laredo Kid, Daga, Steve Pain, Aerostar, Bengala, Súper Nova, Súper Fly, Hijo del Fantasma [Alas de Oro]
Laredo Kid was the surprise luchador. Steve Pain also returned (again) to AAA. An inside match that was a single pinfall to finish. Fenix suffered a shoulder injury, tryied to continue, and was eventually stretchered away crying in pain. Drago defeated Aerostar with the flipping DDT and Dragon’s Tail cradle, similar to the Lucha Underground Match 5 ending with those two.
3) Averno, Chessman, Cibernético b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown © and Electroshock, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra [AAA TRIOS]
Parka Negra was the Holocausto’s mystery partner. Psycho Circus fall on ninth defense. A chaotic 3 way match, with chairs and tables. A Cibernetico foul and a Chessman spear on Psycho Clown got the Hell Brothers the win and a title. Monster challenged for a rematch, and Psycho Clown wanted the Latin American. The Hellbrothers left the Psycho Circus laying, taking Murder’s mask and declaring they’d win any title match.
4) Angélico & Jack Evans b Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria [cage, hair]
Angelico & Jack won a match with a lots of big spots. Both Cuervo & Scoria lost their hair.
5) El Patrón Alberto © DQ Brian Cage [AAA HEAVY]
second defense. Demon & Texano were seconds, with Demon getting ejected early. There was all sorts of interference, with Tirantes completely siding with Cage (except when he forgot and called a pin normal.) An absurd amount of interfeference. Tirantes got knocked down, Cage gave Alberto a foul and a F5 on the belt, Piero counted 3, and then called a a DQ win for Alberto. Rudos beat up Alberto after.
6) La Parka, Myzteziz, Rey Mysterio Jr. b El Mesías, Johnny Mundo, Pentagón Jr.
Rey had Terminator themed gear. Rey Mysterio beat Pentagon Jr. with a leaping off the middle rope Canadian Destroyer. Myzteziz seemed to suffer a leg injury.

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Verano de Escandalo notes, Arena Lopez Mateos anniversary show

photo by Black Terry Jr.

AULL (SAT) 06/13/2015 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Kronosport]
48th Anniversary
1) Shibata, Sky Fly, Spider Boy b Comodín Jr., Ironía, Jose El Caporal
2) Rey Cristal, Tormento, Yakuza b Dante, Euro, Filder
Tormento replaced Golden Magic (double booked in Deportivo Pavon)
3) Esther Moreno & Lady Apache b Keira & Rossy Moreno
Esther Moreno replaced Vaquerita on Monday.
4) Leviatham, Psicópata, Sádico b Flamita, Spider Boy, Terry 2000 Highlights Flamita, Terry 2000 y Spider Boy vs Sádico, Psicópata y Leviatham (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Sadico beat Flamita. Spider Boy replaced Super Nova (double booked in Pavon.) Flamita & Sadico fought well and Terry 2000 had some great dives.
5) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Máscara Sagrada, Octagón b Fuerza Guerrera, Máscara Año 2000, Silver King
Hijo de Dr. Wagner & Mascara Sagrada replaced Atlantis & Rayo on Monday.
6) LA Park b Dr. Wagner Jr., Pirata Morgan, Pagano [Copa Universal]
Pagano replaced Ultimo Guerrero on Monday. Pirata Morgan also replaced Mr. Niebla unannounced (double booked in Deportivo Pavon.) Pagano beat Pirata, Wagner beat Pagano, and Wagner and Park’s usual antics ended with Parka beating Wagner.

After the CMLL luchadors were pulled from this show, AULL made a point of saying it’s lineup was a 100% confirmed…and then a handful of people didn’t show up because they were working another show. Lucha libre! It didn’t really matter, they had a huge turnout anyway. (And Deportivo Pavon didn’t.) Looked like they were filming this for TV.

CMLL (SAT) 06/13/2015 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Pequeño Nitro b Aéreo
Aereo replaced Acero on Monday.
2) Astral b Pequeño Olímpico
3) Metálico b Molotov
4) Hijo del Signo b Soberano Jr.
5) Arkángel de la Muerte & Canelo Casas b Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr.
6) Dalys b Dark Angel, Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, La Vaquerita, Tiffany, Zeuxis, La Seductora [cibernetico, CMLL WOMEN, #1 Contenders]
Zeuxis return from ankle injury. She says she expects not to be 100% for a few months. Order of elimination went Tiffany (by Sugehit), Vaquerita (Seductora), Seductora (Estrellita), Princesa Sugehit (Zeuxis), Estrellita (Dalys), leaving Dark Angel & Dalys as the final 2. Dark Angel pulled Dalys into the reinera, but Dalys escaped and powerbombed her for the win. Dalys faces Marcela next week.
7) Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible b Atlantis, Máximo, Super Porky
Shocker used the ropes to beat Porky.

Dark Angel’s bad luck when it comes to title shots continues. I’m okay with Marcela/Dalys being non-TV.

There also appeared to be a private (sponsor) show at Arena Mexico on Saturday. Not sure who it was for. Felino, Tiger, Puma vs the Panthers + the Cancerberos vs Starman, Fuego and Stigma were visible in pictures, and there were probably other matches. It’s possible Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero were used for that show instead of working Arena Lopez Mateos.

Today’s Verano de Escandalo. The show starts at 6pm Central and will be on both iPPV and regular PPV. It’s a lot cheaper on iPPV (150 pesos) than conventional PPV (229 up to 337 for HD).

I watched yesterday’s AAA TV, which was pretty much solely dedicated to pushing the PPV. They aired the matches from Reynosa (in a wet ring with a siren going off frequently), but they were all designed to push matches on the PPV. I thought it was effective in getting Cage/Alberto and Secta/Gueros over, and explaining what’s going on in the trios feud. There was no hint at the mystery partner.

It is very strange not seeing much hype for the Rey Mysterio trios main event. It was really only mentioned in pass as they showed pictures for Verano de Escandalo, and they didn’t air the promo Rey did on Mundo (and Terminator.) They even didn’t see to explain the whole match – they pictured Rey, Parka, Myzteziz, Mundo, and Pentagon but not Mesias for whatever reason. It’s listed as the main event, but it came off as the fourth biggest match on the show.

mysteryflamitaThe Alas de Oro wasn’t mentioned at all – you only know if you’ve seen the lineup online or read about it a newspaper.. There is news on the match though. A preview graphic of the match has a silhouette of the mystery person. It looks quite a bit like Flamita. The problem is Flamita is in Mexico City today for a Cara Lucha (it’s today, had the day wrong yesterday.) It’s possible for him to do both,  but it’s highly unlikely AAA would be making that kind of effort for him to work both. It could just look like Flamita and actually be Extreme Tiger or someone else. It could’ve meant to be Flamita at one point and won’t be. I’d be disappointed if he didn’t work Cara Lucha, so I kind of hope it’s not him.

Today’s Arena Mexico main event is Naito, Sombra and Rush versus Negro Casas, Shocker, and Terrible. The preview calls attention to Casas & Shocker being tag teams champions; with Naito around, they have a new combination of Ingobernables to face.

Rob has highlights of the 02/17/15 CMLL show.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

SuperLuchas looks back (and maybe ahead) to TripleMania and a CMLL cage match on the same day, and a show with a Dory Dixon/Black Shadow hair match and the match of the year 1968.

Arena Jalisco is promoting a 07/14 fan trip to Arena Naucalpan, which looks to be another school versus school show on that date.

A new (?) promotion called Lucha Mutante announced an 07/18 with Polvora vs Hijo del Pantera. What a weird match.

Angel de Oro still remembers Negro Casas beat him every time they faced and wants to get one more shot at him, even if he had to put up his mask against Casas’ hair.

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Verano de Escandalo tickets slow, Kronos out, Ingobernabels beat tecnicos

CMLL (FRI) 06/12/2015 Arena México [@TKD_117, CMLL]
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico b Stukita & Último Dragoncito 20150612cmllterra match1logo (posted by luchablogdos)
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Okumura b Oro Jr., Sensei, Soberano Jr.
3) Brazo de Plata, Pegasso, Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
Brazo de Plata replaced Fuego on Monday.
4) Flyer b Disturbio [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarto Torneo (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Disturbio’s first win. Ultimo Guerrero was guest judge. Disturbio scored a 5 (UG), 6 (Gladiador), 6 (Shocker), 4 (Tirantes) for 21. Flyer scored a 4, 6, 5, 3 for 18.
5) Blue Panther Jr. b Esfinge [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarto Torneo (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Panther is now 2-0. Blue Panther scored a 7 (UG), 8 (Gladiador), 6 (Shocker), 5 (Tirantes) for 26. Esfinge got a 6, 8, 8, 10 for 32 (which seemed strangely high.)
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Thunder DQ Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
straight falls, Thunder fouling UG in the third.
7) La Sombra, Naito, Rush b Diamante Azul, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Originally scheduled to be the Ingobernables vs the Hijos del Avernos, with the tecnicos being subbed in on Monday. Sombra snuck in a foul on Volador.

Did not see show, but the first two matches sound like they were good. (Flash died on me during the entrances for the second match, so I didn’t get the rest of the show. Feel lucky I got as much as as I did.) Main event looks pretty good in the clips, but they don’t show the finish. The semifinal video package makes it clearer the Revolucionarios were DQed in both falls.

Flyer had the lowest judges total in the first round, had the lowest total last night, and is 0-2. Not looking good already. Esfinge won the week 1 poll and got the highest judges score so far.

CMLL’s also uploaded the Angel de Oro vs Ripper title match from Arena Puebla from 06/01.

Sabado Retros has Rey Bucanero, Terrible, and Shocker vs Brazo de Plata, Maximo, Atlantis and the women’s cibernetico where the winner gets a title shot next week.

Verano de Escandalo is tomorrow in Monterrey. I wrote a preview of the show over on Voices of Wrestling. As noted there, it appears the reason why Electroshock & Hijo del Pirata Morgan are listed as teaming with a mystery partner on that show and future ones is because Kronos is out hurt. Arez, who’s Kronos’ cousin, posted a photo of what he says is Kronos in a giant leg cast (and Arez helpfully offering to slice it open with a machete.) No idea on the exact injury or how long he’ll be gone, both which will affect the decision on what to do about a replacement. It’s unfortunate time for Kronos to be unable to wrestle after months of him not actually wrestling, but maybe he’d been battling the issue for a while and that’s why they weren’t booked together.

Tickets are still available for VdE. A lot of tickets. You can look at the ticket map thru the online ticket buying site, and find plenty of sections with almost no one or no one at all. It looked about 25% full, give or take 10%, when I went thru it on Friday – and that’s with a quarter of the building closed to be used for production. It should get a bit better by Sunday, but it seems unlikely to be a ‘good’ turnout. I’m not sure if it’s the local promotion (and the local counter promotion), the TV, the date, or just bad luck, but this Verano doesn’t seem to be working out. Maybe it’s just too many shows in a short; if Lucha World Cup does become an annual tradition, maybe Verano de Escandalo goes away again.

Also Sunday, a limited supply of Perros del Mal, Pentagon Jr. and Hijo del Fantasma shirts are going up on LuchaShop.com. It’s pretty much the only way to get the shirts without going to Mexico (or attempting to deal with the Mexico banking system), and they’ll probably go fast.

AAA’s TV show today is moved back to 6:00pm. There’s no preview of the show up yet.

The Last Real Heels interviewed Angelico a few weeks ago, and it’s worth going back to check out if you haven’t heard already. Alfredo on LuchaWorld talked to Negro Navarro a little while back, and Navarro mentioned he’s got a sort of instruction book of moves he’s learned over the years, writing them down and making notes so he can remember how to do them again. Angelico trained under Navarro, and Navarro made Angelico create his own book of moves! Angelico still has it and wouldn’t mind doing more of the Navarro style if he got a chance. Angelico said he and Jack were just kind of thrown together because neither had much going on (Angelico was supposed to be put with Lolita, but was hurt on that dive over the ringpost on Fusion and plans changed) and weren’t even friends before hand, but now they’re close and watching Rockers tapes to get ideas. He thought the crazy dropkick was a lot scarier than the crazy plancha – he wasn’t sure if he was going to make it that second time.

CaraLuchas has Volador Jr. vs Flamita tomorrow in Arena San Juan Pantitlan. AULL has their Anniversary show today, and there’s also a UFC show in Mexico City.

LuchaWorld has Alfredo with this week’s LuchaWorld Weekly

Marco Corleone talks about being about being a slightly different character depending on who he’s teaming with.

Notimex interviews Pirata Morgan and Hijo del Pirata Morgan, who say just about what you’d expect. When Pirata says the rudos want to be cheered to much, do you think he’s talking about Hijo’s partner? (Probably not.) Of note, he mentions a legends show scheudled for 08/16 in Monterrey.

R de Rudo interviews Astro Lady.

Lineup

CMLL (FRI) 06/19/2015 Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Akuma & Arkángel de la Muerte
2) Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Kamaitachi
4) Delta vs Esfinge [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Disturbio [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Marco Corleone, Naito, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
7) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Thunder

Top two matches continue swapping around the Revolucionarios, Guerreros, and Ingobernables with TGR playing the role of the fourth team this week.

Hombre Bala Jr., handles the video to promote the tournament he’s not in. Flyer, Blue Panther Jr., Canelo Casas and Boby Zavala will be on Tuesday.

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great match roundup, week of 2015-05-16

rating matches TV Show taped
great Angélico, Ivelisse, Son of Havoc © vs Bael, Cortez Castro, Mr. Cisco [LU TRIOS] and in a ladder match Lucha Underground: 2015-05-20 2015-02-22
good Dinastía, Ludxor, Venum vs Apache, Carta Brava Jr., Mini Psycho Clown AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-16 2015-04-30
good Ángel de Oro vs Ripper in a lightning match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-05-16 2015-05-12
good La Sombra vs Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr., Tritón, Fuego, Niebla Roja, Gran Guerrero, Bárbaro Cavernario, Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Virus, Tiger, Puma in a CMLL’s Reyes del Aire Tournament match CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-05-16 2015-05-01
ok La Parka vs Texano Jr., Cibernético [Copa Victoria Mexico Team 2 Selection] AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-16 2015-04-30
ok Fénix & Myzteziz vs Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr. AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-16 2015-04-30
ok Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Virgo vs Cancerbero, Joker, Raziel CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-16 2015-05-05
ok Esfinge, Gallo, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-16 2015-05-05
ok Ángel de Oro, Dragón Rojo Jr., Marco Corleone vs Euforia, Felino, Niebla Roja CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-16 2015-05-05
ok La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-16 2015-05-05
ok Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-05-16 2015-05-01
ok Bengala & Leono vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-16 2015-05-12
ok Acero, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-16 2015-05-12
ok Oro Jr., Pegasso, Stigma vs Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Tiger CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-16 2015-05-12
ok Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Vangellys CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-16 2015-05-12
ok Marco Corleone, Máximo, Valiente vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-16 2015-05-12
ok Prince Puma vs Marty Martinez Lucha Underground: 2015-05-20 2015-02-22
ok Texano vs Delavar Daivari Lucha Underground: 2015-05-20 2015-02-22

DYK: if the match name has a link, it’s a link to a video. Maybe of the match, who can say.

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Eterno outcheats Black Terry again, CMLL Friday preview

IWRG FILL (WED) 06/10/2015 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, IWRG, The Gladiatores]
1) Canario, Magic Dragón, Vardeus b Demonio Imperial, Soldado De La Muerte, Último Caballero
match was said to be very bad
2) Adrenalina, Hijo del Alebrije, Voltar b Blue Monsther, Magnum 44, Super Jack
match was said to be “plagued with errors”
3) Caballero De Plata, Sonic, Voraz b Aztlán, Enigma, Vortice
Voraz’s team is from Gym Hip Hop Man! They beat Skayde’s Team despite Caballero de Plata being hurt.
4) Espada de Plata, Keiser Drago, Toxin Boy b Acero, Electro Boy, Marduk
Gym Zeuz defeating Gym FILL. Toxin Boy did not finish after being injured wrestling Electro Boy.
5) Aramis, Atomic Star, Eterno b Aeroman, Black Terry, Dragón Celestial
Gym FILL vs Gym Eterno. Eterno’s team won (1/3) via an Eterno foul and Atomic Star got the pin. Bloody match. Money thrown in. Eterno said his takeover would continue next week, with the returns of Carta Brava, Fantasma de la Opera and other people who would be a nightmare to Terry.

Eterno’s reading ahead: next Wednesday is the Lucha Libre Boom show at Arena Naucalpan, where Black Terry faces Fantasma de la Opera and Carta Brava (and Cerebro Negro.) Terry teams with Crazy Boy and Pesadilla, that might be the nightmare.

CMLL’s preview for tonight’s show is all around the return of Diamante Azul. I keep hoping he’s back to lose his mask and Thunder’s going to lose his mask and then both are going to disappear forever. (I’m going to end up very disappointed.) It is a a tecnico vs Ingobernable match, which is a much more entertaining use of the Ingobernables. The En Busca de un Idolo matches are Blue Panther Jr. versus Esfinge and Disturbio versus Flyer, where everyone could use a better match. The Terra broadcast will start around 8:30pm CT. (It’s doubtful I’ll be recording this show.)

Arena Coliseo Guadalajara will return to TV (again) on June 20th on local Canal 4, now at 10:30pm.

SuperLuchas has an article about the Plaza el Cortijo in Mexico City, which is in the process of being demolished after holding events for about 70 years. There was a regular lucha libre show on Sundays from 1960 to 1990, and probably 2,000 events in total. The last show I can find is a Myzteziz headlined show one year ago, as part of his Sin Cara return tour.

Zeuxis says it was tough to recover from her ankle injury but now that she’s back, he’d like to keep her title and take Marcela’s.

Silver Ant is also scheduled for the 07/19 ChilangaMask. He’s very good.

Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Silver King headline a show in Tampa Bay on June 27th. This is going to be an iPPV.

+LuchaTV promo for Volador vs Flamita.

Segunda Caida reviews Emilio Charles Jr., Rey Bucanero, Satánico vs Apolo Dantés, Black Warrior, Dr. Wagner Jr.

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Lucha TV preview for weekend of June 13, 2015

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This is also a webpage that I update but don’t link to anymore.

  • Guess on FULL & AULL assume they just show the episodes that were scheduled last week.
  • AAA guess is basically that too; I probably should just delay these until Friday and get it right off the preview.
  • When AYM feels like airing Wednesday shows, they’re sneaking it in on Friday nights and Saturdays, and then it might turn up Sunday night on LAS. Nothing’s really for sure what show, though, and the (paid) internet feed has had all sorts of problems the last two weeks.
  • C3 broadcasters seemed under the impression they’re airing the En Busca de un Idolo matches. They’re likely wrong – but those shows are going to be much shorter with one less match. Expect a lot of edecan intros and people walking to the ring for the next cuple months.
  • Both Terra shows have promising looking mini openers, but the Terra feed has been lousy for the openers.

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