02/08 AAA TV Lineup (Ecatepec)

AAA TV (SUN) 02/08/2015 Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México
1) Dinastía, Drastik Boy, Octagoncito vs Arez, Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Psycho Clown
Debut for Drastick Boy.
2) Faby Apache & Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba & Taya Valkyrie
3) Australian Suicide & Bengala vs Daga & Joe Lider
4) Psycho Clown vs Zorro, Electroshock, Dark Cuervo [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Winner joins Aerostar and the Toluca winner in the final.
5) Blue Demon Jr., Jack Evans, La Parka vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
6) Myzteziz vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Air Date: 02/21 & 02/28, probably.

This is a Lucha Underground weekend. The only regular on this show is Pimpinela, who’s not been a key part of that show. It does mean Alberto will be conspicuously missing for at least a month; hope they’re taping vignettes in Los Angeles or something. In turn, there’s people getting more shots on TV because of the psuedo-split crew.

Main event is the second Myzteziz/Perro meeting since both have come to AAA. That one was also a regular TV match after a few weeks of TV build up. Feels like it should be a bigger deal – it’s still going to be a big deal and they should have absolutely no problem selling out this building for that main event – but maybe it’s just something you do every six months, and maybe it’s a win Perro needs to get if there’s a thought of doing Perro/Alberto at TripleMania. It’s another data point suggesting the Rey de Reyes will be a big tag match and not a singles match.

As mentioned on the podcast preview of this card, the semimain continues some individual rivalries. La Parka has issues with Cibernetico and fans on social media keep asking when Blue Demon Jr. is going to get his title match against Chessman. Also, Jack and Averno would be a good match.

Psycho Clown seems like the favorite in his Rey de Reyes, right? He might be the favorite to win the whole thing, keeping his momentum from winning at TripleMania last year. Zorro & Cuervo have spent a lot of time on the mythical AAA Fusion brand of late, and Electroshock has suddenly got new life and appears to be setting up a trios match against…oh, right, the Psycho Circus. That seems like an obstacle for Psycho Clown winning. So, Zorro or Cuervo, which still doesn’t look good for Cuervo, but he should just be thrilled to be nominated. (If Mesias advances in Toluca, maybe they pick up on the Zorro/Mesias dropped feud from 2014.)

Suicide & Bengala continue to face the tag team champions. This is Daga’s first TV appearance since the Hard Rock show after TripleMania. He quietly underwent knee surgery, and Pentagon and Lider were added to build up the Perros del Mal numbers in his absence. (I guess he was still part of the Anarchy at the moment, but they seemed to be shedding that group already.) They might have been added anyway, but maybe Daga would’ve been involved in this tag team reign. Being part of this tag match is at least a shot to see where he is now.

Second match continues the usual feuds. A Reina de Reinas match at Rey de Reyes would fit.

Drastick Boy is a Hidalgo born DTU luchador getting a shot here, with Arez coming back for another time. They’re both on the short side; they probably don’t want to be slotted in as minis but they won’t look out of place.

There’s another AAA show in Naucalpan sometime this month, which seemed to be a taping. That’s probably the next one, but it might be a while before we hear more.

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Puebla, Guadalajara results, All Elite press conference, CMLL responds to complaints

CMLL (FRI) 01/23/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Domingos Familiares CMLL]
1) Frezzer b Furia Roja
2) Jocker & Sádico b Javier Cruz Jr. & Metatrón [#1 Contenders, tournament, OCCIDENTE TAG]
first round match. All appear to be one fall matches.
3) Exterminador & Maléfico b Sky Kid & Smaker [#1 Contenders, tournament, OCCIDENTE TAG]
first round match
4) Esfinge & Gallo b Pitbull I & Pitbull II [#1 Contenders, tournament, OCCIDENTE TAG]
first round match
5) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Silueta b La Comandante, La Gitana, Zeuxis
La Gitana, an indy luchadora usually seen in Arena Jalisco, replaced La Seductora. Silueta returned from an undisclosed injury; this is her first match since September. Tencicos took 2/3.
6) Atlantis, Blue Panther Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. DQ Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Niebla Roja
Gran Guerrero replaced Mr. Niebla on Monday, fouled Atlantis for the DQ.

Gran learning from Ultimo well.

CMLL (MON) 01/26/2015 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (fotos)]
1) Canelo Casas, Espanto Jr., Hijo del Signo b Black Tiger, Lestat, Tigre Rojo Jr.
Black Tiger replaced Milenium.
2) Astral © b Demus 3:16 [CMLL MINI]
Seconds were Sauron & Pequeno Nitro. Astral took 2/3 to keep the title. Second defense for Astral. Demus’ first shot at the title in 6 years.
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma b Hechicero, Hombre sin Nombre, Okumura
Hombre Sin Nombre had a new version of his outfit, with a lot more gray and silver.
4) Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Volador Jr. COR Kráneo, Morphosis, Olímpico
Invasors were taken out by dives and could not return.
5) Shocker b Máximo
Shocker snuck in a foul to win.
6) La Máscara & La Sombra DQ Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero
UG’s took Sombra’s mask.

Three straight odd finishes to end it.

CMLL’s did it’s usual bit of Monday lineup shuffling. Angel de Oro either is hurt or on vacation because he’s off all the cards. Titan fills in tonight in Arena Mexico, Stuka Jr. is in on Friday in Guadalajara, and Blue Panther is in on Sunday in Arena Mexico. Goya Kong replaces Skadi on Sunday as well – is that the old “rookies can’t work two weeks in a row” union rule? Negro Casas replaces Gran Guerrero tonight in Guadalajara, which greatly improves that match: it’s now Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Negro Casas and Ultimo Guerrero as Mistico’s return tour clicks on.

Over in Arena Mexico, Dragon Rojo, Super Porky, Titan vs Ephesto, Mephsito and Niebla Roja is the main event, and I’ve totally lost track if Dragon & Niebla are meant to be having their title match on Sunday or Tuesdays. Hombre Bala Jr. vs Raziel is the lightning match, I guess to see which member of the Halcon/Bala tag team is the better. (Raziel beat Halcon in a lukewarm match two weeks ago.)

All Elite held a press conference to talk about next Sunday’s Arena Mexico show. The two openers were announced for the show: Pegasso, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Comando Caribeno open the show, and Guerrero Maya Jr., Dragon Lee & Delta take on Kamaitachi, Puma, Virus should be a great second match. We still aren’t sure if this is the Terra show or not and probably won’t be until Sunday.

There were a few Liga Elite changes. Chavo Guerrero Jr. is officially out of the competition, with Super Crazy taking over his 3 points going forward. Rush is not ready to return but will be welcomed back. Hernandez and Zumbi aren’t on these cards and weren’t mentioned, but are still listed on the point standings. (Zumbi’s got 3 points without having actually wrestled once.) Given the card they’ve announced, only the Atlantis/Tiger vs Crazy/UG looks to be part of the tournament.

Arena Lopez Mateos/UWE announced the new main event of their 01/31 show is Dr. Wagner Jr. & Silver King vs La Park & Super Parka, with the less famous brothers being added to the match. CMLL’s story about Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero being pulled from the match is UWE didn’t go thru CMLL to book CMLL’s wrestlers and were fully aware that is the process, so it’s all UWE’s fault. That go around has come up with other promotions, but it also seems like sometimes outside promoters can get away with it and sometimes they can not and it’s not clear why it works differently. It would also seem like Ultimo and Atlantis should be the ones in trouble since they’re the ones actually working for CMLL and there’s some systemic problems if two of the top guys in the promotion are subverting the booking process like that, but that part isn’t discussed. There’s also the issue that UWE was promoting that match for weeks, so it really shouldn’t have taken until the week before for someone to say the match wasn’t going to happen.

CMLL’s Top 10 of the week has Mascara Dorada, a man who decided he’d like to work for someone else besides CMLL, as the best CMLL wrestler of the week. La Sombra, who actually defeated Mascara Dorada in a singles match  his past week, is unranked. Mascara Dorada’s deal here is described as “one year deal with an option to extend it’s length”, which is both a pretty big option to only be mentioning on your top 10 list and also what I thought it was from the start.

It turns out CMLL is not running Arena Coliseo on Saturday because there’s a boxing event instead. CMLL posted a statement about Sabado Retros returning next week and going on for the near future. It’s possible they’ve made a decision to make Saturday the Coliseo show and Sunday the Arena Mexico one. Sundays were definitely supposed to be in Arena Coliseo by now and there’s no sign of that happening any time soon.

Gotita de Plata changed his Facebook profile image to a picture of the AAA Toluca poster, so perhaps he’s hinting at working the unlisted match on the show. (Thanks to DoradaFan.)

In completely random news, LA Park went on Twitter to claim Fresero Jr.’s mom wanted to send Konnan to jail because he charged 50,000 MXP ($3429 USD) to put Fresero Jr. on TV. Fresero Jr. appeared in AAA TV openers 3 times in 2014, there’s been past allegations of other people gifting promoters in exchange for TV time, but I have no idea what the deal is here, how that would lead to someone going to jail or if any of it’s any true.

There’s an AAA spot show with La Parka vs Cibernetico vs Hijo de Perro Aguayo on 02/22 in Monterrey, the same day as the Ninjas vs Wagners Coliseo Monterrey match. I know this has happened before with both shows doing well, but I’m not still unsure why promoters do this.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of the IWRG FILL Torneo from last week. It never aired on AYM and it seemed to descend into an actual brawl by the end.

RobViper has a music video of 10/03/14 CMLL,

Super Libre has interviews with Faraon & Memo Sanchez, plus Virus giving his thoughts on many wrestlers he’d recently worked with.

Fuego en el Ring talked with Makabre about his career and his upcoming mask match with Rayman. Estrellas del Ring has pictures of that contract signing.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news updateresults from this weekend’s UIPW show and this week’s Poster-Mania.

SuperLuchas looks back at Ultratumba Jr., a bio of present day luchadora Star Pink, and includes details of past shows on January 26th.

+LuchaTV recent uploads include Danny Casas throwing out a channel for Canis Lupus’ singles title and Chicano saying he’s not afraid of any hair challenge.

Zeuxis talks about her CaraLuchas match.

Monster Clown is completely baffled by Electroshock and Hijo del Pirata teaming up against him, and has no idea who the mystery guys is.

CMLL has it’s highlight video from last Friday.

DJ Spectro looks back at the UWA 10th Anniversary show.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 02/02/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Meyer, Paris vs Akuma, Guerrero Espacial, Inquisidor
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Starman vs Espíritu Maligno, Policeman, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Rey Cometa, Stigma, Super Porky vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Hechicero, Kráneo
4) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Pólvora
5) La Sombra vs Último Guerrero

The third match would be so good – that’s a dream rudo trio – except it’s another Super Porky match. It’ll get a great reaction from the crowd and wont’ be materially different than the other 20 Super Porky matches that have aired on TV this month.

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01/25 Lucha Underground results (airing 03/18 & 03/25)

This taping includes shows which will air on March 18th and March 25th. The “matches only” listing is still being updated but they’re far enough in the future that it’s hard not to figure out results based on the matches they’re doing. Reader beware. These are the 19th and 20th episodes and the most recent one to air was the 11th.

The Lucha Underground championship was defended on this show – and surprisingly, so was the AAA Mega Championship. You may come across spoilers if you’re looking around on Wikipedia.

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new IWRG tag champs, Toryumon Mexico

Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 01/25/2015 Domo del Deportivo Plan Sexenal, Distrito Federal [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Íkaro b Monarca Azul, Sonnic
2) Amapola & Tiffany b Lluvia & Marcela
3) O.T. Fernandes b Patan, Daisuke Hanaoka, J.C. Navarro, Douki, Fiero, Golden Xplotion, Imposible [Copa Dragon]
The Puerto Ricain Fernandez eliminated Navarro & Patan to win the championship.
4) Pantera I & Super Ciudadano b Hijo del Signo & Jorge Kebrada
5) Arkángel de la Muerte & Último Guerrero b Atlantis & Último Dragón
Ultimo Guerrero replaced Euforia. Rudos took 1/3, UG snuck in a foul on Euforia. Fernandez and Navarro helped Arkangel during the match and humilated Arkangel post match.

An Ultimo Dragon show.

IWRG (SUN) 01/25/2015 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Anubis Black & Hip Hop Man b Alfa & Dragón Celestial
Anubis Black replaced Dowki. Hip Hop Man wants a rematch against Dragon Celestial for his Argentino championship.
2) Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic, Metaleón b Ciclon Black, Roller Boy, Tony Rivera
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Liderk, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Rayan
Leo was stretchered out after a moonsault onto AK-47. Turtles won anyway and Oficial/Comando Elite fought after their loss.
4) Hijo De Dos Caras, Súper Nova, Veneno DQ Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 Jr., X-Fly
Mascara was beat in the third, came back to hit Dos with a chair, and was eventually caught.
5) Chicano & Danny Casas b Canis Lupus & Eterno © [IWRG IC TAG]
Challengers Chicano & Danny Casas took falls 2/3 to take the titles. Lupis & Eterno fall in first defense. Third fall saw Eterno beat Danny, Chicano beat Canis, and Chicano surprise Eterno with a casita to win. Eterno & Lupus demanded a hair match with the new champions, then both teams fought until the locker room cleared out to separate them.

Main event feud seems very violent. Unclear if they’re running Wednesday this week or not (guessing not.)

Black Terry Jr. has photos of yesterday’s DTU show, and highlights of the Flamita vs Drastick Boy vs Lanzeloth match.

Today’s CMLL show in Puebla is an oddly busy show, with three matches which would’ve been easy main events on any number of dead DF shows in the last month. The actual main event is La Sombra & La Mascara taking on Ultimo Guerrero & Gran Guerrero, there’s a special Shocker vs Maximo singles match, and Demus challenging Astral for the minis title is way down in the segunda. I’d expect Astral to retain but it’s good to see Astral’s mini title reign being active after Pequeno Olimpico’s was not.

Pesadilla explains wrestling with his mask off in NOAH – the rudos had been taking off his mask during his matches and he knew it wouldn’t be a DQ in a TLC match, so he just put face paint to surprise them and keep going. He doesn’t plan on wrestling unmasked in Mexico.

Segunda Caida starts with Mocho Cota on the 80s DVDs set with a match from 1983. Everyone is good on that set, even I can never find time to finish it.

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Sabado Retro, Rojo/Roja, DTU, Tiger vs ACH

CMLL (SAT) 01/24/2015 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Cholo b Bengala
Bengala needed a stretcher after the Cholo Driver.
2) Mercurio b Angelito
Mercurio powerbomb for the win.
3) Star Jr. DRAW Disturbio
double pin draw!
4) Canelo Casas b Starman
Canelo submitted Starman to a cloverleaf
5) Amapola b Estrellita
Estrellita’s losing streak continues, this time to a Devil’s Wings.
6) Pierroth & Sagrado b Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr.
The building’s champs lose in a non-title match.
7) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Valiente DQ Arkángel de la Muerte, Mephisto, Negro Casas
Mephisto replaced Mr. Niebla on Monday. Arkangel replaced Negro Casas on the day of the show, though Negro appeared in the ring to apologize. Mephisto fouled Stuka.

Kind of wonder if lines got crossed here – this would’ve made sense to be the Coliseo Tag Title match, only Misterioso was booked for Los Angeles and already there by Saturday. The finish of the semifinal doesn’t make any sense unless they’re keeping the program going.

They’re not keeping it going next week – CMLL says these shows are off on 01/31 but back on 02/07.

Zeuxis press

CMLL (SUN) 01/25/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis & Inquisidor b Leono & Robin
OK. Rudos took 2/3.
2) La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis b Goya Kong, La Vaquerita, Skadi
OK. Rudas took 2/3.
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Stuka Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. b Cancerbero, Puma, Raziel
OK. Tecnicos took 1/3. Stuka replaced Dragon Lee on Monday.
4) Rey Cometa b Tiger [lightning]
OK. Cometa, still hurting, messed up his 450 finish and ended up front flipping into a double stomp on Tiger for the win Both men were hurting, but Tiger indicated he was OK later on.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja b Ángel de Oro, Dragón Rojo Jr., Super Porky
OK. Rudos took 1/3. Niebla Roja & Dragon Rojo continue to feud.
6) Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto b Atlantis, Titán, Volador Jr.
OK. Tecnicos took 2/3. Maybe best match on the show.

Completely skippable show that I zoned out on while trying to figure out some recording stuff and being distracted by other things on screens. Apparently the announcers were mentioning all show that Dos Leyendas is on 03/20 and I missed it every time. Shows how much I was paying attention.

DTU (SUN) 01/25/2015 Autolavado VM, Tulancingo, Hidalgo [TerceraCaida]
1) Lokillo b Angel Jr., Pegazus, Adrenalina
2) Black Fire & Slayer Pack b Génesis & Paranoiko and Amo de la Noche & Calibuz and Corazon Latino & Hormiga
3) Artikus & Rocky Lobo b Ángel o Demonio & Ovett
4) Flamita b Lanzeloth, Drastik Boy
said to be a very good match. Lanceloth asked Drastick Boy for a Alto Impacto title shot, and Drastick accepted for 02/19 back in Tulancingo
5) El Chato, El Junior, El Nene b Cíclope, Crazy King, Miedo Extremo
Calibuz helped his Los Malkriados. Appeared the feud was just starting.
6) Aero Boy, Pesadilla, Violento Jack b Jimmy, Kevin, Tony
First year DTU wrestlers defeat Los Nerds

DTU says the Flamita match will soon be on DTU TV. That would be different but nice. Tercera Caida was there so something should be airing.

Tercera Caida also has a lot of clips from the last few days: Arez getting in a dive on Ciclope on the Naucalpan taping, an Aerostar tope and a Myzteziz dive from the main event and a Psycho Clown tope from the same match. In interviews, Aerostar said Super Fly was living in a fantasy world and talked about his Lucha Underground experience. Plus Fuerza Guerrera talking about his Arena Mexico appearance.

According to this Tweet, Rey de Reyes is Saturday March 14th, and that venue looks like Monterrey’s bullring. Not official yet but it fits the usual calendar.

This week’s AAA TV announced an February 8th Ecatepec taping. No surprise, that’s the other early year venue. If the upcoming return to trip to Naucalpan is also a taping, that might be all AAA needs to stretch out to Monterrey. They’re more likely to get in another taping but they could get by with just the four.

In a related but completely inexplicable note, I think this is the official Michinoku Pro Twitter saying the IWRG Ninja Turtles will be on that Ecatepec taping. They had their own Ninja Turtles going on, that’s why someone might care, but I have no earthly idea how they would come to have such information and also feel the need to share it. I am only reporting because it’s hilarious if true and I want this to be how we all find out. Anyway, the clear point here is I’m going die from doing too many Twitter searches.

In more random Japan news, Mr. Cacao says his promotion has signed a new deal with CMLL. He used to bring luchadors over until FantasticaMania started (and seemed to get exclusivity.)

Playboy Japan has the second part of their notes on the FantasticaMania tour.

CMLL posted a video advertising their training school on Facebook. That’s probably something that needs to be places in more prominent place, because people ask about how to get enroll all the time.

ChilangaMask announced ACH will face Xtreme Tiger on their 03/22 Coliseo Coacalco anniversary show..

UWE announced Ultimo Guerrero & Atlantis were off the 01/31 show, pulled off by CMLL. It’s an angry message, one that seems to indicate they don’t plan no working with CMLL again any time soon.

Chicano & Danny Casas won the IWRG tag team titles today. Black Terry Jr. posted my Phantom Cam videos: a mortal con giro, a plancha con giro and a Hip Hop Plancha

The Lucha y Tinta Libre column writes about Ciclope and Arez debuting in AAA. In talking about the greatest success of Hidalgo luchadors, they mention the current Poetico is the former Campesino del Valle Jr., which I might have known and forgot.

Rob has a music video of 09/30/14 CMLL

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update. Alfredo talked to Mr. Niebla today for an upcoming post, and Niebla claimed he had an injured trachea which caused him to miss the rest of the shows.

Segunda Caida reviews matches from the 01/17 Sabado Retros show.

LV has reviews of last week’s CMLL Sunday show and Day 5 of FantasticaMania.

SuperLuchas recaps Averno & Mephisto winning a tag team title tournament over Sombra & Dos Caras Jr. and a recap of an AAA in Arena Neza show that totally conflicts with the results I have for that day and will keep me up an extra hour.

DJ Spectro looks back to Satanico’s two big wins in 1984.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 01/30/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Ídolo Jr. vs Satara & Thunder Boy
2) Magnum & Virgo vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) Flash I & Flash II vs El Cuatrero & Sansón
4) Leo & Omar Brunetti vs Demonio Maya & Infierno
5) Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Ephesto, Puma, Tiger
6) Ángel de Oro & Atlantis vs Gran Guerrero & Mephisto

2/3/4 should be part of the tag team tournament, but are not listed as such. Maybe plans changed.

CMLL (SUN) 02/01/2015 Arena México
1) Leono & Molotov vs Cholo & El Rebelde
2) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Skadi vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Sangre Azteca
4) Stuka Jr. vs Hechicero [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Rojo Jr., Titán vs Ephesto, Kráneo, Olímpico
6) Atlantis, La Sombra, Máximo vs Gran Guerrero, Shocker, Último Guerrero

I’m not going to be around next Sunday and it’s going to be very tough for me to record it remotely. I’ll try but I dunno, you’re on your own.

Stuka/Hechicero should be good. Third might as well. Molotov continues to be booked, may or may not exist.

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01/23 AAA TV Results (Naucalpan)

AAA TV (FRI) 01/23/2015 Arena Naucalpan [AAA]
1) Carta Brava Jr., Cíclope, El Apache, Mini Psycho Clown b Arez, Dinastía, Ludxor, Venum
Arez & Ciclope were added to the match. Apache & Carta Brava finally got one over Los Cadetes.
2) Australian Suicide & Bengala b Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr.
Taya seconded the Perros. Suicide continued to be a problem for Pentagon, defeating him with the tornillo shooting star press. After the match, in a separate event, Hijo del Fantasma came to the ring to demand a title challenger/victim for Rey de Reyes.
3) Aerostar b Monsther Clown, Súper Fly, Hijo de Pirata Morgan [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Two mystery men watched the match from the crowd. One was revealed to be Electroshock and both helped Hijo de Pirata attack Monsther Clown. Those two were eliminated first. Aerostar defeated Super Fly for the win, advancing to the Rey de Reyes final.
4) Averno, Chessman, Cibernético b Drago, Jack Evans, La Parka
three man powerbomb on Parka for the win.
5) Myzteziz & Psycho Clown b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano Jr.
Mistica on Perro for the win, but the Hell Brothers and the Sociedad attacked the tecnicos post match. It does not appear the two groups were working together – Hell Brothers wanted Psycho Clown and Sociedad were left to unmasked Myzteziz.

Oscar and Enrique have an audio recap, with run-ins by Perro Jr. & Myzteziz.

Air Date: 01/31 (and probably the opener is an internet only match.)

Rey de Reyes tournament update:

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This was the 3rd time Aerostar’s been in a Rey de Reyes match and the first time he’s won.

They set up a lot of things for the first TV taping of the year. The Rey de Reyes final and Fantasma’s title defense seem locked in for the show. There’s hints of Psycho Circus vs Electroshock/Pirata Morgan/??? (vs Hell Brothers?) and Suicide & Bengala challenging for the tag team titles. It seems like the main even is more likely to be an all star tag than an Alberto title defense, but it’s still too early to be any sure.

Pirata & Electroshock’s partnership was set up on a skit that aired as part of the DF tapings more than a month ago. The third guy stayed under a mask, but I’m sure I’ve seen his smile before.

The Hell Brothers and La Sociedad are definitely meant not to be together, but it’s interesting to see them on the same general page after the whole “join or else” angle from Guerra de Titanes which never seemed to be resolved.

No contender stepped forward to face Fantasma on this show. You’d be rich if you could bet on a cruiserweight title match being a multiman every time, but he’s specifically opposed by Fenix and Myzteziz on the next show. This also would be a decent spot to introduce someone from Lucha Underground.

Ciclope is a long time DTU luchador, while Arez is one of the Indy-strong-ibles who’s been working for pretty much every promotion but DTU.

In other instance where I was wrong, it appears people who worked these shows will definitely be headed to Lucha Underground. Aerostar’s already mentioned he’s headed to Los Angeles and others are likely going with. Missing a weekend now means missing a month of TV, so everyone who can be there needs to be there, even if it’s not as early as it used to be.

Next taping is next Friday in Toluca. At the event, AAA announced they’d be back in Naucalpan w/Alberto next month. Presumably that’s a TV taping. We might find out about another TV taping on toady’s TV.

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