Changing the format…
Changing the format…
|excellent||Titán © vs Bárbaro Cavernario for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship||CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-05-09||2015-05-03|
|great||Aerostar vs Jack Evans||Lucha Underground: 2015-05-13||2015-02-22|
|great||Fénix vs Sexy Star, the Mack, Killshot, Cage, King Cuerno, Pentagón Jr. [Aztec Medaillion]||Lucha Underground: 2015-05-13||2015-02-22|
|good||Angélico & Jack Evans vs Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria||AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-09||2015-04-30|
|good||Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. © vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero for the CMLL World Trios Championship||CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-09||2015-04-28|
|good||Negro Casas & Shocker © vs Atlantis & Blue Panther for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-09||2015-05-05|
|ok||Fénix vs Electroshock and Hijo del Fantasma [Copa Victoria Mexico Team 2 Selection]||AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-09||2015-04-30|
|ok||Angélico, El Patrón Alberto, Jack Evans vs Brian Cage, Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria||AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-09||2015-04-30|
|ok||Esfinge, Gallo, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado||CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-09||2015-04-28|
|ok||Marco Corleone, Super Porky, Titán vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Thunder||CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-09||2015-04-28|
|ok||Bengala & Molotov vs Cholo & Espanto Jr.||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-09||2015-05-05|
|ok||Eléctrico, Shockercito, Stukita vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-09||2015-05-05|
|ok||Blue Panther Jr., Fuego, The Panther vs Canelo Casas, Tiger, Virus||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-09||2015-05-05|
|ok||Máximo, Super Porky, Valiente vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-09||2015-05-05|
|ok||Delta, Fuego, Valiente vs Kráneo, Luciferno, Vangellys||CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-05-09||2015-05-03|
|ok||La Sombra, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Thunder in a relevos increíbles match||Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2015-05-09||2015-04-24|
|ok||La Vaquerita, Marcela, Silueta vs Dalys, Narumiya, Tiffany||Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2015-05-09||2015-04-24|
|ok||Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto||Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2015-05-09||2015-04-24|
|ok||Hernandez vs Alberto el Patrón [LU CHAMP] and [#1 contender]||Lucha Underground: 2015-05-13||2015-02-22|
GIW (SAT) 06/06/2015 Arena Azteca Budokan, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Mano a Mano]
1) Araña de Plata Jr., El Coyote, Shadowboy b Espacial, Infektor, Serpiente Azteca
2) Emperador Azteca & Metaleón b Centella Atomic & Power Bull
Emperador Azteca replaced Mr. Leo.
3) Arez, Belial, Impulso b Fly Star, Toxin Boy, Wasson
very good match. Arez beat Wasson.
4) Herodes Jr. b Trauma I, Trauma II, Aero Boy
Trauma I submitted Aeroboy, Trauma II beat Truama I, Herodes beat Trauma II
5) Negro Navarro b Solar I and Pirata Morgan
Pirata was the first out by Solar, who submitted in turn to Negro Navarro.
6) Extreme Tiger b Flamita
Tiger got the win in a minor surprise.
CMLL (SAT) 06/06/2015 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Robin b El Rebelde
2) Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Violencia
3) Cancerbero b Soberano Jr.
4) Raziel b Oro Jr.
5) Estrellita & Marcela DQ Dalys & Tiffany
Straight falls, when Dalys came back in and attacked the referee after being eliminated.
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Mistico b Felino, Luciferno, Vangellys
7) Dragon Lee b Kamaitachi
Dragon Lee was injured in the early moments. Kamaitachi beat him in the first, but Dragon Lee took 2/3 to win.
Lee & Kamaiatchi sounds like the usual high level.
CMLL (SUN) 06/07/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Molotov & Sensei DQ Akuma & Inquisidor
Inquisidor accidentally unmasked Sensei for the DQ. Recap makes it sound like it was an actual accident.
2) Flyer, Oro Jr., Stigma b Disturbio, Espanto Jr., Metálico
Flyer submitted Metalico – at least that’s what Pompin said. Metalico insisted it.
3) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Stuka Jr. b Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Virus
Stuka torpedo splash on Pierroth
4) Titán b Sagrado [lightning]
Titan won with this Mistica into a cradle (that need a name.)
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Máximo b Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
6) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Naito b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Niebla Roja replaced Negro Casas.
Titan’s used that cradle, likely inspired by the Gargano Escape, a lot as a new finish. I spent 15 minutes on wikipedia the other day trying to come up with a good thematic name and ended up with nothing good. Using his old Palacio Negro would worked if he had been named about the prison (but he was actually named after the band.) Maybe Tártaro, the prison of the Titans?
Sombra got another win for the Ingobernables, which is good since he won’t be getting wins elsewhere. NJPW announced the field for their annual G1 tournament, and he wasn’t on the list. Neither was Rush, or anyone else from CMLL. There’s been no CMLL participation since 2012. I’m really surprised, because I wouldn’t think NJPW would bother to promote Naito joining the Ingobernables if all it’s going to lead is to is maybe some matches in the tag team tournament at the end of the year. The ability to work in NJPW and get paid NJPW money is cited as one reason why CMLL luchadors don’t jump; it’s not much of a benefit if they’re only working five days a year in NJPW. (It’s also strange for NJPW to push ROH to work with CMLL in Mexico, when NJPW themselves uses CMLL only for one tour of shows and one guest wrestler in the BOSJ.)
The upshot is the time period of the G1 – late July to mid August – becomes the logical point to hold the CMLL Universal tournament. Mascara Dorada will likely be back in Mexico during that period and might not be at any other time. (It would mean no NJPW in CMLL’s tournament, but that happens more than it doesn’t.)
The Barbaro Caveranrio/Mascara Dorada match from this morning’s NJPW show is worth going out of your way to see. There’s a flub before the finish, but it’s great up to that moment. Cavernario did great on the tour. NJPW lists Naito on their 07/05 show, so he’ll be finishing up in CMLL before then.
AAA aired the final four matches from the Lucha World Cup as this week’s TV. They also aired a new vignette from the victory celebration, where a disguised Jeff Jarrett lead a sneak attack on Alberto el Patron, Myzteziz and Rey Mysterio Jr.. Karen Jarrett, Johnny Mundo, Averno, Cage and Konnan all jumped in. They focus on Jarrett & Alberto and it comes off as a tease to those two having a match for TripleMania, though no one actually says the word TripleMania. It’s probably an even stronger tease to plans for Averno and Myzteziz doing something, since AAA wouldn’t have thought to include Averno otherwise.
(It really makes no sense for Karen to be sneaking around too, because it turns a serious sneak attack in total comedy when the tecnicos are too dumb to spot her, but whatever.)
There’s an unexpectedly long biography of Monster Clown in the El Sol de Hidalgo. He first learned to wrestle in a makeshift cardboard ring in a parking lot, but sometimes it would get too muddy to do lucha libre. They were eventually able to build a real ring. He went to Tijuana with Medico Asesino Jr. at the age of 14, and said his family did not hear from him for two years. (This story is strange in places.) He says he first rejected the idea of joining AAA, because he wanted to stay in Tijauna and become the next Medico Asesino. His brother convinced him to take the AAA deal. They note the “unsuccessful” Allien gimmick – it did produce a couple of weird interviews where Alliens had to translate for his partners, since they only spoke in alien sounds.
Flamita was scheduled to wrestle both Rich Swann and Kamaitachi on June 21st. Now he’s only wrestling Rich Swann: he posted a video apologizing for pulling out of the ChilangaMask show. No word on a replacement, but Kamaitachi is capable of having a good match with anyone. Indy guys should be lining up to face him; putting in a good performance against someone who’s going to be a star in NJPW in a few years can only help your career.
Mini Joker talks about his debut in Arena Puebla on Monday: he’s been wrestling in Puebla for 15 years, always dreamed of wrestling in the big arena, but never thought he would. He had a conversation with promotion Benjamin Mar, Mar invited him to train at the arena, and he’s gotten a match after months of training.
+LuchaTV has highlights of King Azteca vs Ruby Gardenia in a hair match. They posted on Facebook that there will be no +LuchaTV on Teleformula all this month, but they will be posting the show on the internet.
SuperLuchas looks back at a show in 1981 where the Misionerios de la Muerte got their heads shaved in Arena Mexico – on a show promoted by rival Promociones Mora.
Last week’s Fuego en el Ring had Hechicero talking about his match with Rush and this week’s has Makabre & Rayman.
Ohtani’s Jacket reviews some not great September ’93 CMLL.
AAA The Crash (FRI) 07/03/2015 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Enigma vs Destroyer, Mosco Negro, Mirage, Black Boy, Star Dragon [The Crash Juniuor]
2) Daga & Flamita vs Australian Suicide & Rey Horus
3) Aerostar & Fénix vs B-Boy & Famous B
4) Proxino vs Geneio Del Aire, Tony Casanova, Zarco, Ángel Metálico, Mr. Maldito, Jonathan, Búfalo Ayala [mask, hair]
5) ACH vs Pentagón Jr., Bestia 666, Extreme Tiger [Torneo Refacciones del Valle]
6) La Parka & Psycho Clown vs Parka Negra & Zorro
Some really good matches randomly put together on this card. 2/3/5 all look good. None of these guys are scheduled for the AAA TV taping the same night. 3rd match is meant to be an all Lucha Underground match (and maybe that’s why it’s ahead of the stellar segunda.)
AAA TV (FRI) 07/03/2015 Expotampico, Tampico, Tamaulipas
1) El Guapo, El Patriarca, El Perro vs Arsenal, Baby Lover, Disturbio
Dark match. Referee will be local Paco la Guavara.
2) ?, Niño Hamburguesa, Octagoncito vs Carta Brava Jr., Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
3) Bengala, Drago, El Elegido vs Dark Scoria, Dark Scoria, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
4) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma & Joe Lider
5) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown vs El Mesías & Texano Jr. and Electroshock & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [lumberjack]
6) Myzteziz vs Averno
seconds will be Argenis & Cibernetico
7) Brian Cage & El Patrón Alberto vs Blue Demon Jr. & Villano IV
Air Date: 07/25 & 08/01
Those dates pushed back one week with World Cup airing. We still don’t have a TripleMania date (?!?!) but those air dates are getting to the point where AAA will probably have to announce a main event by the time the shows airs. This card has some nominees for that spot.
AAA’s tried hard with Cage, but he still doesn’t seem over enough to main event TripleMania, but Alberto getting the big win might work in a year where there’s no better match. Villano IV is a name from a couple eras ago and only wrestles a handful of times, but maybe a Blue Demon Jr. mask match might work in a year where there’s no better match. Averno versus Myzteziz in an apuesta match would’ve easily filled a big Mexico City building at one point in time, that time is past, but maybe it might work in a year where there’s no better match. Or maybe multiple ones of those or none of ’em.
There’s some other strange matches on this show which might be preludes to other stuff. Joe Lider makes a rare TV 2015 appearance against Angelico & Jack, who probably should be going after the tag titles after their feud wiht La Secta. The three way tag match is very random, but AAA’s teased a Psycho Clown/Holocausto title match all year and that might fit on TripleMania. The third match might resolve the strange Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. storyline. The segunda should include which ever luchadora is showing up the week prior.
There’s got to be one or two more tapings between now and TripleMania.
CMLL (FRI) 06/05/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Hijo del Signo & Metálico b Magnus & Starman
2) Blue Panther Jr., Pegasso, The Panther b Disturbio, Okumura, Sangre Azteca
3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit b Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
the returning Dark Angel won with a reinera on Amapola
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. b Canelo Casas [En Busca de un Idolo]
Guerrero Maya won with something like his sit down piledriver (though it was botched.) Maximo was guest judge. Maya scored a 8 (Maximo), 7 (Gladiador), 7 (Shocker), 4 (Tirantes) for a 27. Canelo scored a 7, 7, 6, 3 for a 23.
5) Delta b Boby Zavala [En Busca de un Idolo]
Delta won with his springboard guillotine double stomp. Judges gave him 8 (Maximo), 8 (Gladiador), 8 (Shocker) and 3 for 28. Zavala received 9, 8, 7, 9 for a 33.
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión b Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero
Straight falls for the Revolucionarios (who may now be the Chicos Malos) when Thunder betrayed the Guerreros and apparently joined Rey Escorpion’s group.
7) Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible b Dragon Lee, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Neither En Busca de un Idolo match is worth going our of your way to see. Delta/Zavala was slightly better. This wasn’t terrible but, if you’re like me and concerned about the quality of the tournament, this wasn’t reassuring. Judge Hijo del Gladiador was more problematic than the matches, praising luchadors for the skill of being second generation lucahdors and seemingly putting lots of emphasis on the look and little on wrestler skill. (Blue Panther Jr. is going to do so well with him.) Gladiador’s evaluations do serve as a depressing but not at all surprising reveal of CMLL’s programming department.
Thunder moving to the Revolucionarios seems like they’re setting up an Ultimo Guerrero/Thunder match. Which would be something.
Zavala lost his match, but was the most praised luchador and came off as the early favorite. Meanwhile, Todo x el Todo says Zavala was pulled off the Lucha Libre London shows because Hijo del Santo is working them. It would’ve been a tough for Boby to do those shows if he advanced, but that seems like the most likely outcome even before En Busca de un Idolo.
Dragon Lee and Kamaitachi main event tonight in Arena Coliseo. They’re due to have another singles (and non televised) match in 8 days: they’re advertised in a lightweight title match in Oaxaca on the 14th. That’d be Dragon Lee’s first defense. Kamaitachi’s quoted as wanting to humiliate Dragon Lee tonight.
NJPW will have the first ever Cavernario versus Mascara Dorada match on their show tomorrow. It airs live on NJPW World, starting around 3AM Sunday morning, with the finals of the Best of Super Juniors tournament (KUSHIDA/O’Reilly) in the main event.
AAA will air the Lucha World Cup today. They’ll be airing the semifinals, third place match and final.
AAA has a promo up for the Verano de Escandalo iPPV. It’s only going to be in Spanish, which is the smart thing to do when there’s already a WWE PPV on that day. Note that the price is $15USD if you pay thru Paypal, but only $9.50 USD (150 MXP ) if you use can get the Mexican payment systems to work. Your bank may tack on a foreign payment fee, but that’s a bit of a difference.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Flyer hopes to follow Cavernario’s example by winning the En Busca de un Idolo and going to Japan.
IWRG FILL (WED) 06/10/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Canario, Magic Dragon, Vardeus vs Demonio Imperial, Soldado De La Muerte, Último Caballero
2) Adrenalina, Hijo del Alebrije, Voltar vs Blue Monsther, Magnum 44, Super Jack
3) Caballero De Plata, Sonic, Voraz vs Aztlán, Enigma, Vortice
Voraz’s team is from Gym Hip Hop Man! They face Skayde’s Team.
4) Espada de Plata, Kesier Drago, Toxin Boy vs Acero, Electro Boy, Marduk
Gym Zeuz vs Gym FILL
5) Aeroman, Black Terry, Dragón Celestial vs Aramis, Atomic Star, Eterno
Gym FILL vs Gym Eterno
No offense to Hip Hop Man, but does everyone have a training class?
CMLL (FRI) 06/12/2015 Arena México
1) Stukita & Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Oro Jr., Sensei, Soberano Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Okumura
3) Fuego, Pegasso, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Flyer vs Disturbio [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Blue Panther Jr. vs Esfinge [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Thunder
7) La Sombra, Naito, Rush vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
CMLL builds up an actual atomicos feud (there’s 4 Guerreros and 4 whatever the other groups is called), booked a trios match. OK.
These en Busca de un Idolo matches mean all the guys who were on last night’s show will be on the Tuesday show on the 16th – only Guadalajara seemed to be setting up Maya & Delta for a trios title match on the 16th. Guess not. Also, this is another show with seven matches, which suggest Tuesday listing only six is a typo.
FULL (THU) 06/04/2015 Carpa Astros, Tlalpan, Distrito Federal [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Ángel Del Amor, Charly Madrid, Marabunta Jr. b Alfa, Omega, Sarú and Luzbel Jr.,Maiden, Pequeño Black Warrior [Copa Novato]
2) Alan Stone & Golden Magic DQ Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Sucesor
Pirata fouled Stone for dancing too much.
3) Lady Apache DRAW Rossy Moreno [FULL WOMEN]
Lady Apache took fall one. Rossy Moreno was hurt in fall two and apparently pinned Lady Apache, though Apache thought she had kicked out and Rossy was pinned. Apache celebrated the ‘win’ for a while, then was informed she had lost the fall, then Rossy Moreno walked out because she was hurt. Title remained vacant.
4) Cien Caras Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, Toscanob Hijo De Dos Caras, LA Park, Tinieblas Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. Solitario pinned Tinieblas after pulling his mask. Cien & Solitario beat up Tinieblas after the match (Dos & Park having disappeard?) and Hijo del Anibal appeared to make the save. Tinieblas challenged Solitario to a singles match.
Attendance looks as poor as last time. That women’s title finish is an all timer.
Tonight starts the En Busca de un Idolo tournament. It’s the first of eighteen nights with tournaments matches (plus maybe the trios match.) There’s no obvious favorite to winner overall going into day 1, but this opening round does feature three luchadors who appear to have the best chance of moving into round two: Guerrero Maya, Boby Zavala & Delta. Maya & Zavala seem like locks to move on. Delta’s lacking a little bit, but has more experience than a lot of hopefuls.
Flyer, Esfinge, Blue Panther Jr., Disturbio and Canelo Casas start off battling for the fourth and last spot. Canelo’s got his best chance for a good match tonight against Guerrero Maya. It’s a long competition but, if Canelo does not do well tonight, it’s going to be a very long competition.
The actual main is Dragon Lee getting a Friday night main event, teaming with Valiente & Volador Jr. to face Shocker, Terrible, and Rey Bucanero. It’s not the most ideal matchup for Dragon Lee, but it’s still interesting to see him get the opportunity. The semimain is Guerreros/Thunder vs Revolucionarios (or maybe Chico Malos), where Ultimo Guerrero is feuding with just about everyone.
ChilangaMask added Kamiatachi versus Flamita to their 06/21 show. That should be great. ChilangaMask also announced a 06/28 show in Arena Coliseo Monterrey with local group ERLL.
CaraLucha added Rush versus Pagano to their 07/11 show.
Hechicero liked his match against Rush, is looking forward to showing what he can do again Pagano.
SuperLuchas looks back at Enfermero vs Audaz in 1970.
AAA put this week’s show up on YouTube.
There’s a Ramstein/Ramstein Jr. show in Arena Neza this weekend; it’s said they were involved in an accident.
An Ecuador television network was fined $1,770 dollars (USD) for airing WWE during the afternoon. A law passed in 2013 against airing violence on TV in the middle of the day.
Lucha Libre in Japan
Mascara Dorada  beat Rocky Romero 
Jushin Liger  b Barbaro Cavernario 
Cavernario finishes 3-4, 6th place, the usual CMLL spot. Outside of the record, he had one of the best runs of the tournament and probably will be back at some point. Mascara Dorada finished third, his best ever finish in this tournament. He’ll be in the mix as a potential winner if he’s around next year (and I think he will be.)
DTU (SUN) 06/21/2015 Deportivo Benito Juárez, Gustavo A. Madero, Distrito Federal
1) Ryan Kidd vs Lanzeloth, Artikus, Lokillo
2) Cíclope & Miedo Extremo vs Mike Segura & Tupac Amaru
3) Super Mega vs Paranoiko
4) Black Fire & Slayer Pack vs Crazy Boy & Pesadilla and Ángel del Misterio & Drastik Boy
5) Masamune vs Jinzo, Septimo Dragon
6) Rich Swann vs Flamita
The tour ending show continues the pattern of Flamita being in every big match the last couple of months. He’s the Young Bucks of Mexico.
This is the Negro Casas weekend. CMLL taping schedule works out so his Leyenda de Plata match with Dragon Lee and his Welterweight title match with Voaldor Jr. should both air – though Mexico and US each only get one of those.
AAA TV (SAT) 06/27/2015 Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz
1) ? & Australian Suicide vs Machine Rocker & Taya Valkyrie
2) Argenis & Niño Hamburguesa vs Carta Brava Jr. & Súper Fly
3) Dinastía © vs Mini Psycho Clown [AAA MINI]
4) Angélico, Fénix, Jack Evans vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Pentagón Jr.
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs ?, Electroshock, Hijo de Pirata Morgan
6) ? & Myzteziz vs Averno & El Mesías
Air Date: 07/4 & 07/11
It’s the missing taping! Everything makes a little more sense now. It does confirm Verano is airing quickly after it takes place.
What’s not confirmed is half these matches. The semifinal is the easiest to decipher: AAA keeps listing luchador surprise in what should be Kronos’ spot. It’s hard to believe that’s an miscommunication if it’s happening for weeks. Maybe it’s just a name change (can they just use “Bane”?) but whatever is up should be clear by Verano de Escandalo.
The mystery spot in the opener is for a luchadora. The only two tecnica luchadoras who’ve been used this year are Keira. who’s seems unlikely to brought to Veracruz, and Faby Apache, who would be listed here if she was here. Expect something random, with the returns of Jennifer Blake or Ivelisse (if she’s healthy by this point) even possible.
The mystery spot in the main event is by far the most interesting. It’s a spot that requires a big name at a point in time that requires a big name. (Still no idea what the TripleMania match will be.) It’s someone to work across Mesias, since Myzteziz and Averno should be locked back up. I dunno.
The matches we do know look generally pretty good. Mini Psycho Clown and Dinastia have been really good in their lead up matches; if they get 8-10 minutes without a ton of interference, they’re going to have a great match. And the fourth match looks like it could be one of the best AAA trios matches of the year. This should be an interesting taping, both from matches and from storyline progression.
Next taping will be 07/03 in Tampico.