CMLL weekend results, Chilanga Mask, Leyendas Inmortales, FM changes

CHILANGA MASK (SAT) 01/17/2015 Arena Coliseo San Ramón, Puebla, Puebla [Tercera Caida Facebook]
1) Orion DQ Keira
Keira hit the ref for the DQ.
2) Asturiano b Judas el Traidor
3) Arez, Belial, Impulso b Rey Dragon, Rey Fenix, Tonak
Good match, money thrown in.
4) Trauma I & Trauma II b Tigre Rojo Jr. & Toro Bill Jr.
5) Black Terry & Negro Navarro b Tigre Rojo & Toro Bill Sr.

Porra Fresa said it was a pretty good show. It looks like a pretty full building, so maybe they’ll be back. Clips should turn up on +LuchaTV.

CMLL (SAT) 01/17/2015 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Leono b Camorra
Leono plancha to win.
2) Sensei b Hijo del Signo
Signo missed a plancha and Sensei armbared him.
3) Astral b Pequeño Nitro
Astral submitted Nitro.
4) Virus b Star Jr.
Crowd liked Virus, he won with a motocicleta.
5) Zeuxis b Princesa Sugehit
Zeuxis goes into her title match on Monday on a winning streak, winning over Sugehit with the Caballete
6) Niebla Roja & Rey Bucanero b Blue Panther & Blue Panther Jr.
First team of Panther & Panther as a pair. Rudos took 2/3, Bucanero helping Niebla Roja beat Panther Jr. after he was already been eliminated.
7) Misterioso Jr., Negro Casas, Sagrado b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Máscara
Mascara did not get along with his partners. Negro pulled Mascara’s mask and pinned him.

so much for the Arena Coliseo Tag Team feud? Virus & Star Jr. was said to be a bueno lucha by a mostly bored onlooker.

Monito violence

CMLL (SUN) 01/18/2015 Arena México [@therealfredo, CMLL]
1) Bengala & Metatrón b El Rebelde & Espanto Jr.
below average bout.
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Robin, Súper Halcón Jr. b Akuma, Artillero, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3. Said to be good. Robin replaced Molotov, who does not appear to exist but continues to be booked on shows.
3) Cancerbero b Pegasso [lightning]
Cancerbero submitted Pegasso to a motocicleta in 8:42. OK.
4) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Virus
Rudos took 2/3. OK. Strange match with a near 15 minute first fall, with Fuego & Sangre Azteca especially going a long way in the opener – seemingly killing time rather than building towards something, then ending with moves the rudos don’t normally use as finishes. Rest of the falls were more normal.
5) Blue Panther, Máximo, Valiente b Ephesto, Hechicero, Niebla Roja
Tecnico took 1/3. Said to be good.
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Marco Corleone, Super Porky b Kráneo, Olímpico, Rey Bucanero
Tecnicos took 2/3 in a heavy comedy main event.

There were no stories coming in or out of this show. Some good TV matches but nothing must see. The fourth match is going to look good based on the time and those involved, but it really was not. I don’t know what was going on but it was clear something was off the rails for quite a while. This show went almost as long as last week’s with no dance numbers or other extra material.

The news from the show was actually the announcers (both on commentary and the ring announcer) heavily pushing the All Elite show. They treated it with the same amount of promotional push they’d give for a Dos Leyendas or a Sin Piedad major CMLL show, and repeatedly mentioned the outsider names (LA Park, Dr. Wagner, Fuerza Guerrera) who wouldn’t be part of any CMLL show. Again, I’m not sure what’s going on here but it’s clear something is going on here. Either All Elite is backing up the truck to pay off CMLL for this promotion, or people in CMLL are weirdly using the All Elite group as a front to book people “CMLL” can’t book. It’s a pretty big leap to get the latter idea, but it’s a weird situation for CMLL to be treating it like it’s own show even when it’s not. Presumably, Toryumon/Dragon’s sponsors pay a fair bit for Arena Mexico every year, but this is not something CMLL does for him.

The advertisements gave the impression this would be the regular 02/08 show – really, they gave the impression this was a CMLL special show subtitled “All Elite” – so it now leans towards it airing on Terra. We probably won’t know until lineups come out for that week, but this is very strange.

I had all sorts of trouble recording the show – long story short, what they’ve done means it’s unlikely the feed will die completely, but means sometimes they’re not even offering the higher quality feeds, which is a problem when you’re trying to record those feeds – so the video links won’t be live until later and will be in lesser video quality than usual. They went way long like last week, only this time it automatically flipped over into another feed instead of losing the show entirely like last week. 7:18 local appeared to be cut off time, for whatever reason.

They’d announced they’d be back in Arena Mexico next week. They’re usually back in Arena Coliseo on in January, but maybe Sabados Retros have changed things.

LI (SUN) 01/18/2015 Auditorio de Santo Tomas Chiconautla, Ecatepec, Estado de México

2) La Hielera & Miss Janeth b Xena & Yuca La Potranquita
Xena replaced Lady Apache.
3) Corsario Negro Jr., Magnifico, Ojo de Tigre Jr. b Brujo Maya, Hijo De Villano III, Villano III Jr.
4) Aguila Solitaria, El Hijo de Aníbal, Solar I b Histeria II, Perro Del Ring, Rambo
Solar challenged Rambo to a singles match.
5) Canek, Heavy Metal, Villano III b Máscara Año 2000, Mr. Jack, Shu el Guerrero
Villano III replaced Fantasma. Mascara brawled with Heavy Metal post match. Heavy demanded a hair match.

The Leyendas Inmortales show is now being produced by the Tercera Caida/+LuchaTV crew. They started with the Arena Aficion show this past week. It’s easy to tell the difference; the show looks much better, the interviews are tighter and better produced, and the matches get some time.  I’m so far behind that I haven’t posted recaps of some of the other shows, but the previous versions of the show was not entertaining or effective (I really did not like them); if you’re like me, it’s probably worth your time to give the show another chance.

The last FantasticaMania show is in a few hours, airing live on NJPW World. It’s the best show of the tour on paper. Rey Cometa should be good to go against Barbaro Cavernario and Sombra/Dorada will either be one of the best matches of the year or there are going to be a lot of fantastic matches this year.

There’s no official update on Mr. Niebla’s situation. NJPW’s recap mentioned Rey Cometa’s knee injury when he was out, but did not give a reason for Niebla. I’d like to give Niebla the benefit of the doubt, but his history is not good. NJPW evidently made the decision to take Niebla off both shows before the Korakuen Hall show; Yujiro becoming quick friends with Mephisto was a setup for changes on the upcoming card. Mephisto & Yujiro (instead of Gran Guerrero) now face Stigma & Angel de Oro, while Gran Guerrero moves up to take Niebla place in the semimain atomicos.

(It doesn’t really matter, but Mephisto splitting from Ephesto going with TRT would actually work fine with me. Ephesto and Hombre Sin Nombre can either find another third partner and move down the card, or just become auxiliary Guerreros.)

NJPW photos and report on their annual autograph party with some of the tecnicos

 

There’s no match announced yet, but Goya Kong and Muneca de Plata are pictured on the 02/15 REINA show so they’re heading back to Japan at some point.

Enrique & Oscar preview AAA’s taping in Naucalpan this Friday.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Mil Mascaras vs TNT.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and the latest edition of the LuchaWorld podcast, where Kurt has actually watched a lot of lucha libre.

Segunda Caida recaps some random CMLL, including the Dragon Lee/Kamaitachi match which kicked off their feud.

SuperLuchas looks back at El Dandy vs Blue Panther in a 1992 title match and an El Torero show from 1982. Somehow I have 12 shows from that day, but that not that or the Arena Naucalpan show that Teddy found. (Bad picture taking, probably.)

Bobby Lee talks about his career and his new book.

Guerrero Maya Jr. says he’s not scared of Hechicero.

01/17 Lucha Underground results (02/04 & 02/11 episodes)

There’s Lucha Underground results for the first two shows in February after the break.

Originally, it was important to get the Lucha Underground results out so we could get an idea of what this show actually was going to be, and even that took at least half the season to figure out. I’m putting results up because it’s what I would want to read if I was a reader to this website, and it doesn’t detract from enjoyment of the show. I know that’s not the case for everyone, some people would rather just not know anything and just be surprised. I’m going to try to do this in a way to make it workable for all

  • Lucha Underground results will only be posted on the blog portion of the site until they air. I’m not going to keep them in the database until after the show airs. It’ll always be after the break, so you’ll have to click on something to see it.
  • non spoiler match listings will continue to be posted on the non spoiler match listing page
  • please limit your discussion of unaired results to the Lucha Underground results posts.

If this doesn’t work, we’ll try something else. Please remember I can only control how they appear here – if you go to wikipedia, someone may have them up.

The one ‘spoiler’ that’s already out is Alberto el Patron making his first appearance on Lucha Underground on these shows. Alberto had said he was going here for months, then said he wasn’t two days ago, so either he was lying for effect or something got done at the last second. (The LAW says the deal was only done on Wednesday, so perhaps Alberto was telling the truth at the time.) He appeared to close the tapings with the AAA World Championship, and Lucha Underground sent out a press release confirming at the same time since it was obviously going to be the thing that got out. The press release is wrong; Alberto did not actually wrestle, but spoke to the crowd. Unsure if that’s confusion or changing plans.  If nothing is moved around, Alberto will debut on the 02/11 TV show.

None of the other well known US based names appeared on the shows and no one jumped from CMLL. There was one other new non-Mexico name (which has been mentioned before and didn’t make TV) and one other AAA luchador debuted in a non-match segment. That one’s gotten out on social media but hasn’t been written about yet.

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CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania 2015 Day 5 Results

CMLL (SUN) 01/18/2015 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [NJPW]
1) Ángel de Oro, Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask b Gedo, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI
10:40. Tiger Mask beat Gedo
2) Kushida & Tritón b Bárbaro Cavernario & Okumura
7:29. Mr. Niebla & Rey Cometa were dropped from the match. Cometa seconded his team, Niebla did not appear at all. Triton and Cavernario (splash to the floor). Okumura half crab on Triton to win it. Cavernario attacked Cometa as soon as the match ended and both men talked up their match for tomorrow (to make it clear it was still on.)
3) La Sombra, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tetsuya Naito b Captain New Japan, Mascara Don, Máscara Dorada
10:24. Sombra rope flip moonsault on Captain New Japan. Heavy on Mascara Don comedy, but Dorada & Sombra feuded to set up next week’s match.
4) Volador Jr. © b Gran Guerrero [NWA WELTER]
10:24. Spanish Fly for the win. Volador Jr.’s second defense.
5) Mephisto © b Stuka Jr. [MEX LH]
13:06. Stuka kicked out of a Super Devil’s Wings and landed back to back torpedo splashes, but Mephisto still beat him with another Super Devil’s Wings to win a very formula match. Mephisto’s 11th defense
6) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Mistico, Stigma b Kazuchika Okada, Pólvora, Shinsuke Nakamura
11:56. annual Black Cat tribute match. Stigma wrestled in a half Black Cat mask. Mistico, in obvious right knee pain late, beat Polvora with La Mistica. Polvora said tomorrow would have a different result.
7) Último Guerrero b Atlantis
Guerrero Special in a very good match.

Main event was another good match in the Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero rivalry. They did enough different to make it feel worth watching; it’s borderline Great by my weird scale. The 2nd and 3rd matches were good, and the 4th match was the Volador showcase in the usual style. I’m kind of tired of that but it was better than it looked on paper. Cavernario and Triton did very well in their match and Dorada & Sombra were locked in (despite it being a semi-comedy match.)

Mephisto & Stuka was the opposite of Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero – they did a couple extra finish kickouts but otherwise the same match they would’ve done on a random Tuesday in July. Stigma & Mistico were set up to have big spots in their trios match and just couldn’t totally pull it off. Mistico is looking like a guy who was not ready to be on this tour and he probably shouldn’t be on Friday’s Arena Mexico show either. If his limp was as bad as it looked, he won’t be (and even tomorrow’s match has to be a question mask.) Opener was just a match.

(so the ratings are ok, good, good, good, ok, ok, great)

Mephisto joining the Bullet Club looks to just be a way to sell the Bullet Club Latin American t-shirts. They should’ve just gotten Terrible on this tour.

NJPW usually posts details a few hours after the show takes place – Club NJPW gets them immediately – so I’ll update this when they give the Mr. Niebla explanation. I’d like to give him the benefit of the doubt but history is not on his side. It’s a shame Rey Cometa had to miss another show, though at least this gives him another day of rest before fighting the caveman.

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CMLL FantasticaMania 2015 Day 1 quick review

Tonight and tomorrow’s’s CMLL FantasticaMania show will be available on NJPW World for subscribers. Two other shows will air weeks from now on SamuraiTV. The first show of the tour is already out, on RealHero’s DailyMotion channel. Quick reviews:

Rey Cometa & Tritón vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Mr. Niebla [OK]: was going OK until Niebla decided to be a klutz and fell on Triton’s knee. Triton really shouldn’t have tried the dive after, but it’s his first match in Japan so of course he would. Cometa got out of the match well and I have no idea how he got hurt. Must’ve been something between the shows. Crowd did like Peste Negra quickly, though some of Niebla’s antics were going over their heads.

Ángel de Oro vs Okumura in a lightning match: [OK] incredible generic lightning Angel de Oro match, CHECK. I’m thinking this one which had to play a lot better to people not used to Angel de Oro, and Angel de Oro actually had to find something new to do around minute 8, but this also might have been better in CMLL because there’s no way they would’ve got 10 minutes. Okumura’s DDT on the apron looked cool and he was trying. Polite applause for a draw was kind of weird.

Jushin Liger & Mistico vs Gedo & Pólvora [ok]: Mistico did very little early and did not look good doing it, but was redeemed in the last couple minutes with some good near falls. Mistico didn’t do much that would cause him to stick out if he wasn’t already Mistico. Polvora really didn’t show much either and Gedo & Lyger were just there to be names. The rudo section really dragged, and only the last few minutes saved it from being below average.

Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tiger Mask vs Mephisto, Shinsuke Nakamura, YOSHI-HASHI: [good] nice trios match to build up Mephsito/Stuka, which came across like a feud that’s been going for some time (and not one just invented for this tour.) Stigma did well, even if stealing Stukita’s pose is no bueno. This felt like Nakamura was fighting much beneath his weight but he also didn’t mail it in.

Captain New Japan, Kushida, Máscara Dorada vs La Sombra, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tetsuya Naito: [good]: kind of want to declare Dorada/Sombra a MOTYC days before it occurs just based on the interactions in this match. They are more than ready for this match and it’s going to be fantastic. This was good too, with both teams mixing well; the Taguchi/Naito/Sombra side worked particularly well. I could use a little less Captain New Japan, but that’s the match they were working.

Atlantis, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Kazuchika Okada, Último Guerrero [good]: best match on the show, with guys going out a little stronger for the main event. Ultimo always steps it for Japan and he was working hard here. Gran Guerrero impressed, working well with Volador after an early stumble and breaking out new offense. It looked like he might be okay with Volador after all; it gave me much more hope for that for sure. Atlantis did Atlantis things, Volador showed off a lot, and Tanahashi & Okada were their normal self. It was weird when Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero were hyping up their match and I suddenly understood half the things which were being said.

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Atlantis & Mascara Dorada win tag tournament (again), Angel de Oro retains, CMLL show in Mexico also occurs

CMLL (SAT) 01/17/2015 Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, Tokyo, Japan
***FantasticaMania 2015, Day 4***
Attendance: 300
1) Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. b Bárbaro Cavernario & Mr. Niebla [quarterfinal]
4:10. Cometa returned to action after missing the last two shows. Torpedo Splash on Niebla.
2) Stigma & Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero [quarterfinal]
9:32. Ultimo Guerrero beat Stigma with the Guerrero Special
3) Mephisto & Pólvora b Mistico & Tritón [quarterfinal]
7:09. Mistico wore a split Mistico/Triton mask. Super Devil’s Wings on Triton.
4) Atlantis & Máscara Dorada b La Sombra & Tetsuya Naito [quarterfinal]
8:05. Mascara Dorada beat Sombra with a cradle
5) Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero b Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. [semifinal]
8:13. Ultimo Guerrero beat Stuka with the Guerrero Special.
6) Atlantis & Máscara Dorada b Mephisto & Pólvora [semifinal]
4:27. Mascara Dorada beat Mephisto with a cradle.
7) Ángel de Oro © b Okumura [CMLL LH]
12:13. One fall match. Polvora and Rey Cometa were seconds (though Mima Shimoda accompanied Okumura to the ring.) Angel de Oro used the Skayde Special to pin Okumura for the win in his first defense.
8) Atlantis & Máscara Dorada b Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero [final]
16:54. Atlantida on Ultimo Guerrero. The two meet tomorrow in a singles match.

300 is a sell out in the small building. This show was taped for SamuraiTV, but I’m unsure of the air date.

This is the third tournament Atlantis & Mascara Dorada have won as a tag team, after winning the two National Parajes Increibles Tournaments.

Cometa back in action is nice to see. Cavernario and Cometa probably will only get 10 minutes this time around, but it’ll be ten good minutes.

That’s still a couple days away. The big matches tomorrow (3:30 AM Mexico City time) are Volador vs Gran Guerrero, Stuka Jr. vs Mephisto and Ultimo Guerrero vs Atlantis. I’ll be on Twitter during the show and post results soon after.

CMLL (FRI) 01/16/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Notimex]
1) Shockercito & Último Dragoncito b Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany b Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong
Rudas took 2/3
3) Kamaitachi, Puma, Tiger b Blue Panther Jr., Dragon Lee, Pegasso
Rudos took 1/3. Kamaitachi & Dragon Lee continue to feud
4) Fuego b Hombre sin Nombre [lightning]
5) Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker b La Máscara, Super Porky, Titán
Rudos took 1/3.
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Valiente DQ Euforia, Terrible, Thunder
Straight falls. Thunder fouled Maximo.

A very routine show. Hoping the 3rd makes air somehow, though they’ve tended to show the women’s match of late.

Sabado Retros has Sagrado, Misterioso, and Negro Casas versus La Mascara, Guerrero May Jr., Delta in the main event. That’s expected to lead to an Arena Coliseo tag title defense, as noted in the preview.

Hechicero feels he made a mark in CMLL last year and wants to go after people this year.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Apolo Valdes looks at what might happen in 2015 lucha libre.

LV has a review of FantasticaMania day 1.

SuperLuchas talks about the start of a Mexican Welterweight tournament in 1941 (which seems to invalidate the champions of 1940.)

The Canek vs Mr. Jack title match will air on Leyendas Inmortales this weekend.

An interview with promoters in Morelia.

Lineups

IWRG FILL (WED) 01/21/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Aguila Oriental, Black Niko, Chicanito vs Guerrero 2000, Último Caballero, Vampiro Metálico
2) Aramis, Black Angel, Lady Drago vs Psique, Sexy Girl, Shadow Boy
3) Adrenalina, Marduck, Voltar vs Mercenario De La Muerte, Payaso Extremo, Picudo Jr.
4) Blue Monsther, Fly Boricua, Galaxy vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Hip Hop Man
5) Alfa, Atomic Star, Avisman, Electro Boy, Imposible, Metaleón, Power Bull, Sky Ángel vs Aguila Tapada, Manchas, Mr. Cebra, Mr. Tatuaje, Super Pinocho 3000, Tigre Americano, Tigre Nahual, Vengador Galactico
Gym FILL (Black Terry) vs Gym Metropolitano (Super Pinocho)

Even though they’ve got the AAA taping on Friday, the Wedensday show returns in the form of a FILL show. I don’t think I’ve seen any of Super Pinocho’s guys, though they have been wrestling around Mexico State.

CMLL (FRI) 01/23/2015 Arena México
1) Flyer & Sensei vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Oro Jr., Pegasso, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Virus
3) Dark Angel, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
4) Valiente vs Kamaitachi [lightning]
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Thunder
6) Máximo, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Último Guerrero

The return of Mistico and the others who were on the FantasticaMania tour. Volador & Bucanero are together again in the main event, but it really should be ablet Mistico coming back in one piece.

Semimain has the tag team champions together against the only unit really challenging them. Lightning match continues the recent Kamaitachi spotlight chances.

Marcela handles the video promo.

great match roundup, week of 2014-11-29

Good/Great/Excellent matches

AAA on Televisa: 2014-11-29
taped 2014-11-17 @ Domo de la Feria, Leon, Guanajuato
Ludxor & Venum vs Apache & Carta Brava Jr.: [GREAT]
Dinastía & Mini Drago vs Mini Murder Clown & Mini Psycho Clown: [GOOD]
Bengala, Drago, Faby Apache vs Demon Rocker, Joe Lider, Taya Valkyrie: [GOOD]

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-11-29
taped 2014-11-25 @ Arena México
Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito: [GOOD]
Ángel de Oro, Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr. vs Hombre sin Nombre, Sangre Azteca, Virus: [GOOD]
Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Hechicero, Mephisto: [GOOD]

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-11-29
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-11-29

Matches To Watch Later
IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-12-02
taped 2014-11-26 @ Arena Naucalpan
Imposible © vs Hip Hop Man for the IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship:

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01/30 AAA TV Lineup (Toluca)

AAA TV (FRI) 01/30/2015 Gimnasio Agustín Millán, Toluca, Estado de México
1) ? vs ??
2) Mascarita Sagrada, Mini Drago, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown
3) Bengala, Drago, Faby Apache vs Joe Lider, Súper Fly, Taya Valkyrie
4) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Averno & Chessman
5) La Parka vs El Mesías, Cibernético, Parka Negra [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
6) Fénix, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.

Air Date:  02/07 – and maybe 02/14 assuming that’s a Carta Brava match and not just a locals ones. They’ve been more Carta Brava-ish of late.

Myzteziz vs Perro appears to be the spine of the main event again, with Fantasma replacing Texano and Fenix & Pentagon being added in.

La Parka has a chance to defend his 2014 Rey de Reyes win against his old rival (Parka Negra) and the guy who possibly could be his current rival (Cibernetico.) Mesias messed up his arm something fierce in last year’s Rey de Reyes qualifer, so this year’s can only go better for him.

Angelico & Jack vs Averno & Chessman could be the best match of the show if it’s not an angle this time; the match got derailed to set up the Hell Brothers forming last time. Minis match has a good chance too and the second match should be well received. Toluca’s always good for AAA TV.

Alberto and Sexy Star stick out as two important people who haven’t been seen yet. Only two shows in.

No next taping is announced after this, though it’s possible we could see something announced on AAA TV this weekend. Last year also started with Naucalpan & Toluca, then to Guerrero Negro for the tourism sponsored show and Ecatepec for a normal taping. Maybe back to Ecatepec again this year?

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CMLL Arena Mexico preview, Rey Cometa, Lucha Underground

Tonight’s Arena Mexico main event is Marco Corleone, Maximo, Valiente versus Euforia, Terrible, and Thunder in a main event that could’ve been the main event of any other show in the main event. More interesting stuff is found on the undercard, especially the tercera of Dragon Lee, Pegasso, and Blue Panther Jr. vs Kamataichi, Puma, and Tiger. That continues the Dragon Lee/Kamaitachi feud and picks up the Panthers/Cats issue again. It’s in a spot where it normally doesn’t get on TV, but might since the Dragon Lee/Kamaitachi issue is going somewhere. Sexy Team (Dark Angel, Estrellita and Goya Kong) team up for the first time in 4 months (and only the second time in 10 months), facing Amapola, Dalys and Tiffany. Estrellita hasn’t been in Arena Mexico since Dalys dropped her on her head, perhaps they’ll pick that up today.

CMLL’s show tomorrow (morning, our time) has the one night tag team tournament and the Angel de Oro/Okumura CMLL LH championship match. A title change would be a significant surprise, though it’d also easily explain why Angel de Oro won the title in the first place. Rey Cometa is scheduled to team with Stuka Jr. and is hopeful of doing so; he posted on Facebook that he was getting his knee checked when they returned back to Tokyo and wants to get back in the ring. (He’s also a new dad again, of a boy.)

Syuri, as the CMLL World Women’s Championship, will appear on the 01/19 FantasticaMania show. She’ll appear before the second match to help give flowers to Naito & Taguchi. They’ve had CMLL & REINA women do this on previous year’s shows.

Lucha Underground starts taping Saturday. It’s supposed to be double tapings every day, so they’ll have about a month’s worth of shows by Monday. (I’d love to get results and any other thoughts about the shows.) Some of the wrestlers made it to the Temple yesterday (Fenix?), some appear to be going today. Aerostar mentioned he and Argenis were heading to Los Angeles this morning; I know some people were wondering if Aero was just in for one weekend, but it appears like he’s back for more.

I’d assume those names working on the Friday night Naucalpan show next week (Aerostar, Super Fly, Drago, Pentagon Jr. among them) are probably not part of next weekend’s Lucha Underground shows just due to scheduling. Likewise, since Dark Angel appears to be working tonight in Arena Mexico, she probably didn’t end up signing with Lucha Underground.

El Patron Alberto was named AAA Tecnico of 2014. Alberto was all announced as working the 04/04 ROH show. Alberto was originally signed only thru their March PPV, so this is a sign of a longer deal. Not sure if this is connected to Alberto not working Lucha Underground or just Alberto offering to work in the city he’s living in.

CMLL’s belatedly put up the Super Halcon Jr. vs Raziel lightning match. It’s nothing you need to hurry to watch.

RobViper has a music video of 09/26/14 CMLL.

DoradaFan has a music video of 12/02/14 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and Alfredo recapping CMLL Informa. Dragon Lee believes Kamaitachi was sent to attack him by a mystery Japanese opponent. Dragon Lee believes he’s living in an anime, I think, and it would probably be a pretty good anime.

Segunda Caida reviews some late July CMLL and Hiroshi Tanahashi, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi vs. Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara [CMLL TRIOS].

LV reviews 01/11/15 IWRG and Lucha Underground 01/14/15.

ChilangaMask added Impulso vs Jason Gory to their 03/22 show.

All Elite announced Fuerza Guerrera vs Negro Casas for their 02/08 show.

03/01 Arena Neza will have Black Terry, Flamita, Neza Kid vs Mike Suicida, Aeroboy, and Violento Jack.

Sabor del Ring is doing reveals of luchadors on the 02/15/15 return to the Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi show. It’s mostly indy and SLP guys. Of note, Billy Boy is listed as working and mentioned to be ex-AAA. He hasn’t been seen in AAA since his hand injury.

Mini Psycho Clown says he had a great 2014 and hopes to challenge Dinastia for the titles again, or fight the Vipers. He calls Mini Chessman his great friend; he passed away a day before Psycho’s birthday and they had made great plans.

DJ Spectro looks at a random Misionerios de la Muerte vs Cadetes del Espacio.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-11-22

super Devil’s Wings

recap

taped 2014-11-14 @ Arena México
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01/17-18 lucha times

box. It’s after the jump too.

It’s not part of the normal shows, but FantasticaMania airs on NJPWWorld this weekend as well. Shows are early Sunday morning and early Monday Morning at 3:30AM Mexico City time; click here for the time in your time zone. (It’s the same time both days.)

== AAA ==

Guerra de Titanes! It’s been so long, you may have forgetton all the finishes. No preview of late, so your guess is as good as mind. They will need to air the mask match first, since the winner shows up in the post match of the title match.

== Lucha Underground ==

Last Luchador Standing

Drago and King Cuerno hunt each other down; the winner must incapacitate their opponent until he cannot answer a 10-count.

Pentagon Jr. vs Super Fly is also taking place next week.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: Kamaitachi vs Dragon Lee should air. La Mascara, La Sombra, Marco vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker is the main event.

Azteca: Mascara Dorada vs Negro Casas.

52MX: A random cibernetico, and Atlantis, Maximo, Valiente vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla

Claro: the La Mascara, Titan, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Shoccker match which didn’t air on Terra

C3: Kraneo, Olimpico, Rey Bucanero vs Delta, Guerrero Maya, Valiente. This really looks like a skippable two hours.

Terra Sunday: Dragon Rojo, Marco Corleone, Super Porky vs Kraneo, Olimpico, Rey Bucanero. Some stuff on the undercard looks more pleasant, but this also another card you shouldn’t go out of your way to track down.

== IWRG ==

IWRG (LAS/AYM): fourway tag match in the main event, Ninja Turtles vs Arana de Plata, Dowki, Hip Hop Man and Imposible in the opener.

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