taped 2014-06-24 @ Arena México
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CMLL (TUE) 07/15/2014 Arena México
1) Metatrón & Robin b Inquisidor & Zayco
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Oro Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. DQ El Rebelde, Hooligan, Metálico
Tecnicos took 1/3. Metalico pulled Oro’s mask again.
3) Okumura, Skándalo, Virus b Dragon Lee, Sagrado, Starman
Rudos took 2/3.
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. COR Kamaitachi [lightning]
Maya spinebustered Kamaitachi out of the ring, just about knocking him out. Kamaitachi hit hard, but it was a move where he couldn’t help hit hard.
5) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro b Puma, Tiger, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Cavernario, Euforia, Mr. Niebla DQ Máximo, Titán, Valiente
Rudos took 2/3, Euforia tossing his mask to Valiente to draw the DQ.
As the little film strip image indicates, this was the first week where the lightning match made it to CMLL’s official YouTube channel. You can watch the lightning match right now and try to figure out what those to guys were thinking trying to do spinebuster. I guess you’re not really a NJPW trainee in CMLL until you bsuffer a brain injury?
Cavernario’s recent successes have me wondering about his missing partner – Herodes Jr. hasn’t been booked in a month. Secret injury? His Facebook doesn’t mention anything about that.
CMLL (TUE) 07/15/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Brillante & El Divino b Acertijo & Magnum
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Soberano Jr., Star Jr., Stigma b Demonio Maya, Demonio Rojo, Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Omar Brunetti, Sky Kid, Smaker b Boby Zavala, Olímpico, Sangre Azteca
Rudos took 1/3, Olimpico & Zavala beating Sky Kid & Smaker.
4) Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky b Ephesto, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Shocker b La Máscara
Shocker took 1/3, the last by pulling Mascara’s mask and rolling him up.
I think that might be the right main event result.
WWE announced they’d make their annual appearance in Mexico on October 18th and 19th. They’ll be running Arena Ciudad de Mexico on Saturday and Arena Monterrey on Sunday. Just the nice arenas and not the smaller towns they’ve run prior. Cesaro and Rosa Mendez were there as the WWE representatives, which kind of makes me what Alberto del Rio was busy doing today and also points out how far Mexico has fallen in WWE’s list of priorities.
WWL posted the debut episode of their TV show. That includes the Mesias vs Texano Jr. match from their first (and only) iPPV, which has been the best Texano match of his title reign. It starts about 27 minutes in.
An Xalapa reporter posted a quote and photo of Fenix on crutches, but I don’t see an accompanying story.
Segunda Caida reviews Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Negro Casas vs Averno, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero
CMLL (MON) 07/21/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Milenium vs Rey Apocalipsis & Toro Bill Jr.
2) Pegasso & Starman vs King Jaguar & Siki Ozama Jr.
3) Princesa Sugehit vs Princesa Blanca [lightning]
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Blue Center, Boby Zavala, El Cavernario
5) Máximo, Rush, Super Porky vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero © vs Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. [CMLL TRIOS]
Second defense for the Guerreros
Atlantis was the last challenge, tries different partners this time. Mid July means we’re officially in “titles changes are done to support a dumb tournament” season. There’s 16 CMLL champions right now, though 2 are currently broken. No one on the tecnico side is already a champion, so it’s stick at 16 even with change. Would they rather have the tecnicos in the CMLL Universal tournament or the rudos?
Whoever’s booking Puebla has no idea Dragon Rojo has turned – people are on all different pages on this one, which is just plain weird. If Blanca does lose and retire as everyone suspects, this tercera will be the only Sugehit versus Blanca singles match ever…unless they do it in Arena Mexico as well, which they really should.
CMLL (TUE) 07/22/2014 Arena México
1) Magnus & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Angelito, Astral, Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Ephesto, Misterioso Jr., Virus
4) Stuka Jr. vs Felino [lightning]
5) Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Titán vs Cavernario, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
6) Valiente vs Euforia
They’ve been on/off building to a Valiente versus Euforia the last few weeks, but it’s another sort of rare singles non-title match (and their first ever singles match.)
Titan and Cavernario continue facing off. Title match seems to be happening either 07/29 or 08/05.
CMLL (TUE) 07/22/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Exterminador & Virgo vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
3) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Boby Zavala & Olímpico [OCCIDENTE TAG]
Third defense for Sky Kid and Smaker.
4) Ángel de Oro, Sagrado, Super Porky vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Ripper
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Shocker, Último Guerrero
The hat really outdid itself with the Boby Zavala & Olimpico team.
CMLL (MON) 07/14/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (fotos)]
1) Akrón, Espíritu Maligno, King Jaguar b Meyer, Milenium, Tigre Rojo
Akron’s first match here since March.
2) Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit DQ La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
Blanca unmasked Sugehit for the DQ.
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr. DQ Blue Center, Boby Zavala, El Cavernario
Tecnicos took 2/3. Blue Center fouled Tigre Rojo Jr. for the DQ.
4) Virus © b Stigma [CMLL SL]
Virus took falls 1/3 to retain his title. Virus’ 7th defense.
5) Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3. Atlantis defeated UG in the third and ask for a trios title shot. Guerreros accepted.
No real world about how Stigma/Virus went, but it’s Virus so it probably went well. Match should air the weekend of 07/27.
CMLL removed Bam Bam from Sunday’s Arena Coliseo lineup, with Shockercito taking his place. Also, Puma fills in for Ephesto in Guadalajara the same day.
Lucha Libre in Japan
REINA held a press conference to announce four shows for August (on the 8th, 10th, 20th, 30th.) Each show will have a title match. Estrellita will be working the 8th & 10th, Marcela will be on the 20th and 30th, Silueta will be working all shows and Comandate will be working there thru the 20th.
Ohtani’s Jacket has Fuego vs Virus has his MOTY so far this year.
Segunda Caida reviews 06/01/14 CMLL on LATV.
Puebla will hold it’s licensing exam on August 3rd. Licensing fee is exactly 197.51 pesos ($15.23 USD.)
Mini Drago talks about his match in Ecatepec.
CMLL’s top 10 has La Sombra #1 again.
The usual What Is Lucha Libre article, this time with Dorian Roldan.
IWRG aired only two matches because other programming went long and they decided to catch up by just cutting the new show short instead of the many reruns which followed it.
YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7QO1wKsl–_zjE3VQb4pqY7
07/13 Sobre el Ring: http://ul.to/mm787zfk – or at least all but the last segment
AAA on Televisa: 2014-07-12
taped 2014-07-03 @ Arena Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz
1) Faby Apache, La Jarochita, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mary Apache, Taya Valkyrie
2) Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Bengala vs Daga, Steve Pain, Súper Fly
3) Angélico, Electroshock, Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pentagón Jr.
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-07-12
Full Show: http://ul.to/miu5uf1u
taped 2014-07-01 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Stuka Jr. © vs Maléfico for the Occidente Light Heavyweight Championship
2) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Solar I vs Gran Guerrero, Negro Navarro, Shocker
3) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-07-12
taped 2014-07-08 @ Arena México
1) Bengala & Molotov vs Akuma & Cholo
2) Astral, Fantasy, Stukita vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Esfinge, Oro Jr., Star Jr. vs Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel
4) Blue Panther, Cachorro, Titán vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla
5) Atlantis, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Pólvora
Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-07-12
taped 2014-06-27 @ Arena México
1) Cachorro, Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Negro Casas, Soberano Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr., Hechicero, Star Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Virus in a En Busca de un Idolo match and in a cibernetico match
2) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Shocker vs La Sombra, Rush, Último Guerrero in a relevos increíbles match
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-07-13
taped 2014-07-04 @ Arena México
1) La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany
2) Atlantis, Titán, Valiente vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker
CMLL on Terra: 2014-07-13
taped 2014-07-13 @ Arena México
1) Magnus & Metatrón vs Akuma & Canelo Casas
2) Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. © vs Kamaitachi & Okumura for the Arena Coliseo (DF) Tag Team Championship
http://ul.to/xjv5q9rl – new link
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Valiente vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla
4) Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr.
CMLL Puebla: 2014-07-13
taped 2014-06-30 @ Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Milenium, Paris vs Centauro de Fuego, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Pegasso, Starman, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Siki Ozama Jr.
3) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Stigma vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Virus
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky vs Euforia, Pierroth, Último Guerrero
5) Asturiano vs Pequeño Warrior, mask vs hair
6) Shocker vs Rush
IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-07-13
taped 2014-07-09 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Capitán Muerte & Matrix Jr. vs Hijo De La Bestia & Zurdog
2) Payaso De Plata & Payaso Extremo vs Rayan & Spartan
Noches de Coliseo: 2014-07-13
taped 2014-07-06 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Asrael & Crucifijo vs Misionero & Muerte Extrema
2) Angel Justiciero, Desafio, Metal vs Corazón de Barrio, Hator, Hijo Del Mongol Chino
https://www.sendspace.com/file/26xi0g – fall 1/3 aired.
CMLL on Terra : 2014-06-20
taped 2014-06-20 @ Arena México
Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on Televisa: 2014-06-28
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-06-28
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-06-28
CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2014-06-28
CMLL on Terra: 2014-06-30
Matches To Watch Later
Noches de Coliseo: 2014-06-29
taped 2014-06-22 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
Silver Star vs Charles Lucero for the UWA World Middleweight Championship
IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-06-28
taped 2014-06-25 @ Arena Naucalpan
Alan Extreme, Emperador Azteca, Metaleon vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Guerrero Mixtico, Tony Rivera
IWRG (SUN) 07/13/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Atomic Star & Electro Boy b Látigo & Sky Ángel
Latigo replaced Ciclon Black. Straight falls.
2) Látigo & Metaleon b Anubis Black & Hijo De La Bestia
3) Relámpago, Trauma I, Trauma II b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Veneno [Relevos Increíbles]
Oficials took falls 1, Traumas took fall 2. Those two teams brawled outside while Veneno went for the top rope senton on Relampago. Relampago moved and won with a splash. Veneno and Relampago shook hands after the match, while the Traumas demanded a title match with the Oficials.
4) Eterno, Fuerza Guerrera, X-Fly b Diva Salvaje, Súper Nova, Toscano
Rudos took 1/3, with Eterno (already eliminated) using a ref distraction to knock Toscano off the top rope and X-Fly pinning Toscano while using the ropes.
5) Demon Clown & Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 b Hijo De Dos Caras & Máscara Sagrada
Universo 2000 Jr. appeared before the match, threatening to debut soon. Tecnicos took fall 1, Universo helped the rudos take fall 2. Sagrada caught famed Canadian Demon Clown in a tirabuzon, M2K tried to break it up with a chair, Dos took the chair away but accidentally smacked Sagrada with it. Rudos got the win. Dos insisted it was a mistake but Sagrada said this was the start of a rivalry.
Mascara Sagrada versus Hijo de Dos Caras does not sound like it’ll produce good matches, but would be a big deal if they followed it to the logical conclusion. Traumas versus Oficials sounds like it’ll produce good matches.
There was a weird bait and switch in the main event last night in Arena Xalapa. The local group had been doing an Xalapa luchadors versus Consejo members (and allied local rudos) as a main event feud leading to a hair match. The Consejo squad had been primarily Hijo del Fantasma, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. and Hijo de Tirantes as a luchador, which he does a bit in the area. There was no Tirantes in the big blow off match, but instead Loco Max, who had not worked with in the building or with AAA, turned up and lost his hair instead.
Fenix also missed his match, and the announcers there claimed it was because Fenix had suffered a fracture off his tibia. That’s obviously a bigger issue going forward, because it would cause some TripleMania plans to change. Fenix said he was working the show as recently as Saturday and hasn’t mentioned anything about an injury. On the other hand, Fenix looked in very rough shape after his match back in Queretaro. It’s not hard to believe he could’ve been working thru an injury and could finally work no more. Fenix’s next known match is in Tijuana this Friday and we’ll know more if he misses that show too.
Tonight is the Virus lightweight title defense against Stigma in Puebla. I saw the build up match on 06/30 and Stigma got big clean wins over Dragon Rojo and Virus to build him up. I still think Virus is likely to win but Stigma’s going to at least come very close. (CMLL almost never does draws in title matches but this would not be a bad time and place for one.) Virus told El Popular that he’s got to be careful with Stigma, because a young guy could have some surprises, but feels honored to be in the main event during Arena Puebla’s anniversary season.
Also on that TV show: the Shocker/Rush matches goes just about as long as the Negro Casas/Rush match did in Guadalajara. It seems possible Casas/Rush do a sub 10 minute match on Juicio Final if they’re doing them elsewhere, and I’m not sure how much the crowd will take to that.
Black Terry Jr. has photos of Sunday’s Arena Fusion show.
Dinastia defends his minis title in Tepic on Thursday. The concept of a Mini Elegido is scary.
Press conference for the 07/19 show at Arena San Juan.
CMLL (SUN) 07/13/2014 Arena México
1) Akuma & Canelo Casas b Magnus & Metatrón
Akuma replaced Guerrero Negro Jr. Rudos took 2/3.
2) Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sangre Azteca b Sagrado, Soberano Jr., Tritón
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys b Ángel de Oro, Super Porky, Titán
Rudos took 2/3.
4) Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. © b Kamaitachi & Okumura [Arena Coliseo TAG]
Champions took the last two falls in a bit of a disappointing match. Maya was dropped on his head by accident a couple times. Delta & Maya’s second defense.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Valiente DQ Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla
Tecnicos took 1/3 in a comedy match. Maximo faked a foul from Mr. Niebla in the third.
6) Dragón Rojo Jr. b Volador Jr.
Dragon Rojo took falls 1/3. First two falls were short – second fall might have been under 30 seconds – and third fall was absurdly long. Both men worked as tecnico, and Volador tried to work the Volador Great Match to a crowd who really didn’t care and did not respond much to all the big move kickouts they were doing.
Tough show. Either because the World Cup (which finished up about a half hour before the show) or because people simply didn’t care about the matches, there wasn’t much a turnout for this one. It would’ve been a soft crowd for Arena Coliseo, and was a quiet one for Arena Mexico.
Main event might read a lot better as a move by move summary than it came across on TV. Both Dragon Rojo and Volador worked as tecnicos and didn’t do anything to get people to cheer one or another. The fans slightly cheered Volador, out of inertia – neither guy had much tecnico charisma. This match should’ve have been booked once they decided Dragon Rojo was turning tecnico, but the luchadors needed to try and make it up for by giving the match some sort of story. Instead, the story was the overdone Volador match of doing two short falls and then an absurdly long third fall with every near fall and dive Volador can come up with. It didn’t get over, fans weren’t reacting to the ‘big’ spots and the luchadors just pretended like it was working instead of changing courses. There was a real failure to react to the crowd by the luchadors – they decided on the match they were doing and couldn’t adjust when it wasn’t working – and there was a failure in planning by whoever decided to book this match and this building on this day.
Arena Coliseo Tag Team championship didn’t click. Rudos didn’t have great nights (and Maya didn’t have a great feeling night thanks to them), but the Okumura/NJPW trainee tag team concept versus two CMLL midcard tecnicos formula has also been repeated too often the last 18 months. Delta & Maya have also plataeud in a tag team – there was simply nothing here they haven’t done better some other time. There needs to be a new idea here the next time these titles come into play – either tecnico challenges or a different style match or something.
Both the big matches on this show exposed some unpleasant ruts. There wasn’t really a lot new in the Peste Negra/Maximo match, there never really is, but at least they’re still over.
Feed had some problems again. It dropped out right before the second match and didn’t return until the fourth match had started. As usual, there was only acknowledgement when people started asking the Terra twitter account, and no word or apology after that. This is free which is good because it’d be very hard to pay for this service.
CMLL (SUN) 07/13/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío b El Piraña
2) El Yaqui & Satara b Dr. Frezzer & Marvel
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Explosivo & William Rock b Évola & Jocker
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno, Sádico b Brillante, Leo, Virgo
Brillante replaced Brunetti. Rudos took 1/3.
5) Hechicero b Black Panther
Hechicero submitted Black Panther.
6) Kráneo & Mr. Águila b La Máscara & Rush
Rudos took 2/3.
Dr. Lucha notes William Rock has won every single match he’s been in this year, reaching 12-0. He’s actually not lost on a CMLL booked show; his 1 career loss (starting in 2013) was on a sponsored show for his debut. I think it’s random. CMLL can’t be that concerned with wins and losses to book that main event finish.
Just photos, but it sure looks like AAA (w/Myzteziz) ran much too big of a building on Saturday. On the other hand, maybe the local promoter knew that going in – if they were able to fill something like that in Sonora, they would’ve been taping TV there.
Rob has highlights of 04/19/14 AAA.
Segunda Caida reviews 05/31/14 CMLL Azteca.
Virus and Stigma talk briefly about their title match Monday in Puebla.
Chik Tormenta won a title in Arizona.
SLP luchador Centella Inca talks about his recent retirement.
Dr. Wagner Jr & Sin Cara are being teased for an appearance in Arena Coliseo Monterrey in September and October.
Pentagon Jr. threatens to take Australian Suicide’s mask and deport him. Pentagon should borrow from the Insects: start bringing a box with “Return To: Australia” and try to throw Suicide in there.
Lucha Libre in Japan
07/13 NJPW: Tetsuya Naito [O], Tiger Mask & Fuego beat Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jushin Liger & Mascara Dorada [X]
That wraps up Dorada & Fuego’s stay.
CMLL (SUN) 07/20/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Flyer & Molotov vs Cholo & Espanto Jr.
2) Angelito, Bam Bam, Eléctrico vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Oro Jr., Starman, Tritón vs Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel
4) Blue Panther vs Boby Zavala [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja
More Metalico & Oro Junior. That mask match is happening August
15th 17th, I know it.
CMLL (SUN) 07/20/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro vs Relampago Azul
2) Índigo vs Demonio Rojo
3) El Brillante & Javier Cruz Jr. vs Demonio Maya & Évola
4) Leo © vs Sádico [OCCIDENTE WELTER]
Leo’s fifth scheduled defense
5) Esfinge, Gallo, León Blanco vs El Cuatrero, Sansón, Universo 2000 Jr.
6) Máscara Dorada & Volador Jr. vs Ephesto & Felino
A Universo 2000 Jr. has been around since 2008, but it’s always possible it was a different one. This is his debut here.