Virus remains king, Coliseo Tag titles, Lucha Underground 22 minute ladder match

CMLL (TUE) 12/09/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000 b Aéreo & Angelito
Straight falls. Angelito took a backdrop onto his head in the second fall and was stretchered out.
2) Magnus, Metatrón, Star Jr. b Artillero, Metálico, Súper Comando
Metatron replaced Flyer on Monday. Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Fuego, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. DQ Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Kamaitachi
straight falls, Kamaitachi fouling Fuego.
4) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther b Felino, Puma, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3, The Panther submitting Felino
5) Virus © b Dragon Lee [CMLL SL]
Seconds were The Panther & Disturbio. Virus took 2/3 to keep the title. Virus’ eighth defense.
6) Bárbaro Cavernario, Euforia, Hechicero b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Sombra
Sombra was not helpful to his partners, though he did help them in the first and was beat by Cavernario in the third. Rudos took 2/3 and demanded an Arena Coliseo tag title match next week.

Virus kept the title on his 46th birthday. He’s held the title for four years. Match will air Saturday night on Cadena3 around 8:20pm CT – you can see it their YouTube stream.

Angelito’s injury looked bad. Angelito took a backdrop high in the air, didn’t turn over, and landed right on his head. It was ugly; I watched it once and didn’t want to watch it again. CMLL posted video of the injury, but it was taken down by YouTube for being too gross. There’s no public update on his health, but the word going around they’re taking a look at everything today but it was more scary than destructive. Hopefully today’s CMLL Informa will have an update

The preview for tonight’s Lucha Underground show

The Top Of The Ladder
Prince Puma, Johnny Mundo and Big Ryck fight each other; the first Luchador to climb the ladder will claim Cueto’s prize.

Today’s Lucha Underground is one of two episodes where I didn’t get a show report, so can’t give you a match listing. We know the ladder match is happening and Chavo and Fenix have said they’ll have a match on the show today. There’s probably not a lot more. Lucha Underground has been a 44 minute show of late (up a couple minutes from the premiere), the ladder match is said to be 22 minutes long, and everything’s got to fit in the rest of the show. Maybe some vignettes, maybe a third match along the lines of Muertes/Famous B last week, and probably segments just long enough that they can run commercials in between them. If you’re watching the show live, figure on the first half of the show having more breaks than usual to let the ladder match go full out.

Next week is the final Lucha Underground show of the year. They’ve got a month’s worth to air to start 2015 and mentioned they’ll start talking about the next set of tapings in January.

Sexy Star talks to Variety Latino about her Lucha Underground character.

Sunday’s final ever show at Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi was filled with 10 man tags to allow everyone one more moment, and filled with fans in the stands. It was far more than the 5% capacity the weekly shows were getting, though notable that even the final show couldn’t fill up the arena. Nothing is truly final until they tear down the arena – Arena Coliseo Acapulco is back running shows again next week – but everyone seems to have responded like this was an end of era.

TerceraCaida is on today at 5pm. +LuchaTV has lots of highlights of Sunday’s Naucalpan’s show and last week’s Lucha Libre Boom show, like Myzteziz/Heavy Metal vs Dr. Wagner/Averno highlights.

LuchaWorld reviews Lucha Azteca 11/29/14.

Segunda Caida reviews Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza, Toscano vs Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Taichi and LATV 07/27/14

LV reviews this past Sunday’s CMLL on Terra show.

Rey Bucanero is #1 in CMLL’s top 10 this week. Star Jr. is #10. No respect for Cholo!

LuchaMemes added Loba de Fuego vs Miss Gaviota vs Estrella Divina vs Juana La Loca vs El Demiasiado in a lumberjack match in it’s 12/21 show.

SuperLuchas writes about a Sangre Chicana and Satanico draw and other results from past December 10ths. There was an end of the year show where EMLL had four people lose their hair – and then five actually lost because the Chicana/Satanico draw. And this year Felino beat Rey Bucanero.

Many AAA luchadors visited the offices of La Magia de un Deseo (Mexico version of make a wish) for an early Christmas party with children.

Hell Boy took Astro Man’s mask in Puebla.

A collection of Rosalio Vera lucha libre photos are being displayed in Warsaw, Poland.

Alberto says he’s headed to Monterrey on 12/28.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 12/14/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxy vs Atomik Star
2) Centvrión, Pantera I, Suicida vs Hip Hop Man, Liderk, Rayan
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, Imposible, Oficial AK47
4) Black Terry & Negro Navarro vs Trauma I & Trauma II
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Relámpago, Toscano vs Chicano, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly
6) Danny Casas vs Oficial 911 [mask]

Main event is all Oficial Ak-47’s fault (since he no-showed the match that got Danny into this feud.) Most rudo thing he’s done, and somehow he’s back to work the Ninja Turtles.

Terry/Navaro vs Traumas is happening here.

Pantera I! Pantera I, at least under that name, has not wrestled in IWRG since January 2000. Pantera has I died since the last time he wrestled in Arena Naucalpan! Also Mike Suicida Segura has now been excommunicated from IWRG (for working somewhere else) and brought back now for about six straight years. And Centvrion hasn’t exactly been a regular this year either, it’s quite a trio.

CMLL (TUE) 12/16/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & El Rebelde
2) Aéreo, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Universo 2000
3) Soberano Jr., Star Jr., Starman vs Cholo, Metálico, Ramstein
4) Blue Panther Jr. vs Sangre Azteca [lightning]
5) Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. © vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Hechicero [Arena Coliseo TAG]
6) Rey Cometa, Super Porky, Valiente vs Ephesto, Hombre sin Nombre, Mephisto

This is not the first time the Arena Coliseo Tag Team Champion has been defended in Arena Mexico, but the Arena Coliseo Tag title has always been defended in Arena Mexico. It’s never changed hands in the four previous matches during this title era. It also should be the main event if they’re doing Nuevo Valores Martes.

Cholo & Metalico vs Soberano & Star Jr. appears on this feud. Maybe they’re just trying to speed it up to get it done in time for whatever, but if CMLL was intended to do a notable show for 3 King’s Day, that’s a Tuesday this year.

CMLL (TUE) 12/16/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Brillante & Reycko vs El Yaqui & Satara
2) Esfinge, Leo, Omar Brunetti vs Canelo Casas, Puma, Tiger
3) Princesa Sugehit vs Zeuxis [lightning]
4) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Gallo, Stuka Jr., Titán
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible

Speaking of people returning from the dead, it’s Mr. Niebla! Niebla, last see passed out by the barricade in Arena Mexico on November 7th, got a six week timeout this time. Hope his knee is better.

Canelo needs to watch his partners and learn. He should bring a notepad and take some notes.

AAA on Televisa: 2014-10-11

recap

taped 2014-09-26 @ Domo Deportivo Noe Hernandez, Zumpango, Estado de México

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: ,

great match roundup, week of 2014-10-11

Good/Great/Excellent matches
CMLL on Terra: 2014-10-12
taped 2014-10-12 @ Arena México
Astral © vs Eléctrico for the CMLL World Pequeño Estrellas Championship – GREAT

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-10-11
taped 2014-10-07 @ Arena México
Dragon Lee vs Raziel: [GOOD]

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-10-11
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-10-11

Matches To Watch Later

CMLL Puebla: 2014-10-13
taped 2014-09-16 @ Arena Puebla
Arkalis, Meyer, Paris vs Guerrero Espacial, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.:
Marco Corleone & Rush vs Rey Escorpión & Terrible [Copa 81 Anniversario]:

Tags:

Alvarados versus Casas/Shocker, Dragon Lee vs Virus tonight, El Dandy back

CMLL (SUN) 12/07/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Domingos Familiares]
1) Explosivo b Relampago Azul
2) El Chakal & Furia Nazi b El Tapatío & Índigo
3) Demonio Maya & Sádico b El Divino & Virgo
4) Infierno, Jocker, Maléfico b Esfinge, Exterminador, Omar Brunetti
Infierno replaced Cavernario. Esfinge and Exterminador had problems leading to the rudos win.
5) Gallo, Máscara Dorada, Valiente b Cavernario, Hechicero, Pierroth
Cavernario & Hechicero replaced Olimpico & Sagrado. Tecnicos took 2/3, Dorada defeating Hechicero.

Olimpico might be one of those most out of luck with changes here. The majority of his matches this year have been in Guadalajara, and he’s only had 4 CMLL DF matches all year.

CMLL (MON) 12/08/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (Photos)]
1) Disturbio & Inquisidor b Asturiano & Meyer
2) Lestat, Magnus, Sensei b Akrón, Hijo del Signo, Policeman
Lestat and Policeman are feuding.
3) Dragon Lee, Stigma, The Panther b Cancerbero, Hombre sin Nombre, Raziel
Cancerbero was stretchered out after a Dragon Lee attack.
4) Ephesto, Mephisto, Pólvora b Dragón Rojo Jr., Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr.
Polvora beat Dragon Rojo and demanded a title match.
5) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Máximo b Negro Casas, Shocker, Último Guerrero
Marco was back wrestling after Sunday’s injury. Maximo & Mascara beat Casas & Ultimo and challenged for the tag titles.

Don’t think they’re actually doing Lestat/Policeman. Pretty sure they’re doing Polvora/Dragon Rojo. Dragon Lee has a sound strategy, take out Virus’ soldiers before their title match.

This week begins what was long considered the ‘off season’ from CMLL. Historically, they’d stop running Arena Mexico, move everything to Arena Coliseo, and many of the luchadors would disappear for long stretches to visit their hometowns or wrestle elsewhere. Some of that’s still going on – Rey Escorpion hasn’t been seen since he lost the title to Angel de Oro, but he’s wrestling indies and my assumption is he’ll be back in CMLL – but nowadyas CMLL moves all of it’s shows from Coliseo to Arena Mexico and occasionally stumbles into some exciting lucha libre matchups. There’s plenty still to look forward to in the next couple months

  • CMLL will likely hold an Arena Coliseo Tag Title match on 12/16
  • CMLL will hold a cibernetico for the vacant welterweight championship on 12/26 (and maybe a final the following week)
  • Mistico II is returning at some point, which will be a thing.
  • FantasticaMania is about 6 weeks away (and we’d figure to get those lineups in the next month)
  • Lucha Underground has a big ladder match tomorrow and will introduce a championship in the following episode
  • Also, that Key thing is getting resolved in the next few episodes, and some of the best matches from the first tapings are still to come
  • and those next Underground tapings are a month and a half away, which should include some new people and maybe we’ll be able to get a sense of how El Rey believes things are going
  • IWRG will have a couple more year end shows; there’s plenty of matches they’ve teased which would be good ways to end the year
  • (and also it seems like I’m getting to record it.)
  • AAA’s Guerra de Titanes will eventually make YouTube! As will the other pre-GdT taping, and we’ll eventually see their 2015 plans
  • and tonight might have one of the best matches of the year

By all reports, there were some fantastic matches at Guerra de Titanes. I’m really looking forward to watching them. It’s possible Virus versus Dragon Lee for the Super Lightweight Championshp could be on the same level as those. Virus wrestles a style that’s different than anyone else does (or gets to do) in the big two matches. Dragon Lee probably can’t do as much on the mat as Fuego or maybe even Titan, but we get to find that out for sure in this match. Dragon Lee definitely can do as many crazy high spots as those guys (maybe crazier, maybe not always as successful.) They’ve been running into each other in trios since En Busca de un Idolo and have had magically fights so far. I could not be more excited for the full length match.

I have no feeling about whether Virus is every going to keep his title; he’s always facing a young guy who could use a big win, that’s kind of the gimmick, but he’s always still Virus and having Virus with a championship is a good deal. Dragon Lee is a bunch of fun and I’ll be happy for him if he wins, but the matches Virus has been doing are very rare in CMLL and will be near extinct if Virus doesn’t have title defenses to get singles matches and wrestle his unique style. (Ideally, everyone would be learning from what Virus is doing and adapting the good parts to their own style, but realistically everyone’s emulating the Volador/Ultimo Guerrero style and it’s hard to see that changing given their relative positions.) I want more awesome Virus matches, we’re probably only getting awesome Virus matches as long as he has that title, I hope he has that title forever.

That’s not the main event! It probably should be the main event, but the world title goes to the semimain over a trios match building up an Arena Coliseo tag team match. That match – Sombra, Guerrero Maya Jr., and Delta vs Hechicero, Barbaro Cavernario, and Euforia – should be a really good match as well. The top 5 matches all look good, though maybe the segunda is less good with Metatron replacing Flyer in the segunda. Also, Sombra replaces Maximo in Sunday’s main event.

Felino says he’s stayed in the cage and went after his rivals while others ran away, so who’s the real loser. (Felino is.) He vows to continue feuding with Rey Bucanero.

DoradaFan has highlights of 09/30/2014 CMLL.

+LuchaTV has an interview with Dinastia and Alberto about their title wins, while Black Terry challenges Solar to mask vs hair.

Pictures from a CMLL calendar being offered on Amazon.

Fuerza Guerrera promotes the upcoming Leyendas Inmortales show.

Bitch Magazine writes about Sexy Star as a wrestling turning point.

Don’t try to subtweet Octagon!

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 12/12/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Dr. Frezzer & Explosivo vs El Yaqui & Furia Nazi
2) El Divino, Ídolo Jr., Javier Cruz Jr. vs Chakal, Jocker, Sádico
3) Esfinge, Exterminador, Magnum vs Maléfico, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
4) El Dandy, Flash I, Flash II vs Pitbull I, Pitbull II, Satánico
tag champs in non-title action
5) Oro Jr., Rey Cometa, Soberano Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Hijo del Signo, Mr. Águila

You may remember seeing a lineup for a debut Friday show yesterday. That didn’t happen now. The best guess is that card was intended to be a Sunday card but no one passed along word that there were no more Sunday shows; Sombra being moved onto the Sunday DF show suggests it was a decision made in the last week. The Domingos Familiar page, being promoted on the last few Guadalajara posters, only mentions the change in passing.

A main event with Canelo Casas and Hijo del Signo – and also Soberano and Oro as much as we like them – is not something that’s going to get people to check out a Friday night show. The semimain is there to be the actual draw, including a return of the Flashs and Pitbulls (added by surprise a few weeks ago) and noted retiree El Dandy. That lasted about 6.5 months.

CMLL (MON) 12/15/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Lestat, Milenium vs Ares, Centauro de Fuego, Guerrero Espacial
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Oro Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Espíritu Maligno, Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar
3) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Stigma vs Hechicero, Puma, Tiger
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Pólvora, Último Guerrero
5) Negro Casas & Shocker © vs La Máscara & Máximo [CMLL TAG]
Shocker & Negro Casas second defense

Maximo & Mascara winning the tag titles would break the idea of the Ingobernables – and it’s hard to make sense of it with Rush & Sombra attacking Maximo multiple times – but it’s CMLL so it doesn’t have to make sense. Probably a defense anyway. Kind of wonder if this tag title match was planned for a while and Maximo’s just replacing rush.

Dragon Rojo/Polvora goes on. Hechciero with the cats could be fun. Lestat’s now on the show every week, as if a major change has happened. Is he the new Guadalajara booker?!?!? (no, he’s not.)

12/06-07 lucha videos

Puebla is back. Terra was the usual horror show – first 3 matches are only included for competition and are not worth your time. On the good side, they forgot to put the logo on the screen so I could put them on YouTube without problem.

Azteca had one match which did not air on Fox Sports

YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7Q5eJvK6ZSzBy9XCDvJWVuI Read the rest of this entry »

Tags:

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-10-04

recap

taped 2014-09-26 @ Arena México

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: ,

Guadalajara to Fridays, Veneno loses his hair, Traumas vs Terry/Navarro

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 12/07/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Semiotica del Deporte]

***52nd Anniversary of Lucha Libre in Estado de Mexico***
1) Metaleón b Araña de Plata
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, Liderk, Rayan
3) Chicano, Trauma I, Trauma II b Dr. Cerebro, Emperador Azteca, Negro Navarro
The Traumas went after their father their whole match and more after the match. Black Terry tried to calm them down and the Traumas attacked him too.
4) Canis Lupus & Eterno b Danny Casas & Oficial 911 [super libre]
Everyone bled. Danny Casas turned on 911 after mishaps earlier in the match.
5) Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 b Hijo De Dos Caras, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Súper Nova
Rayo/Mascara Sr. challenges, as usual.
6) Toscano b Veneno [hair]
Mascara Ano 2000 and Rafy were seconds – except Rayo de Jalisco replaced Rafy at the last second. Veneno bled a lot. In the last fall, Mascara attacked Toscano and Veneno covered him for an apparent three count, but Rayo alerted the referee to the cheating. Veneno argued the decision and Toscano cradled him for the win. Toscano took 2/3.

At least as far as I can figure, this is the first time Veneno has lost his hair in 10 years. I feel like we must be missing one because it seems crazy. It’s also the first time Toscano has won a hair match in 8 years. They probably should’ve built that up for more than three weeks.

There are a lot of good bloody pictures in Black Terry’s photos, but I thought maybe they were too much for a Monday morning. Traumas force feeding Navarro popcorn is good family fun. That tag match should be good.

There are rumors about Bellator (MMA) having interest in El Patron Alberto fight for them. (Wrestling Observer mentioned this in passing this week. On one hand, lots of money. On the other hand, how does Alberto have time to do everything he’s already doing? Serious training for a MMA fight would take him out of active lucha libre participation. But again, lots of money makes a compelling case.

Alicia unmasked Lady Jaguar in Monterrey.

The Lucha Underground ladder match is said to be a 22 minute segment. That’ll be great, just be ready for five breaks in the first 38 minutes. (And also Super Fly debuting this week with his mask.)

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania.

Segunda Caida reviews Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hechicero, Hombre sin Nombre, Virus

CMLL’s highlights of Friday’s show indicate the top 3 matches will air.

Lineups

IWRG (WED) 12/10/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Vampiro Metálico vs Power Bull
2) Galaxy & Sky Ángel vs Payaso De Plata & Payaso Extremo
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star, Hip Hop Man
4) Danger King, Dr. Cerebro, Orión vs Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Metaleón
FILL vs Sexy Gym comes to the main show.
5) Eterno, Oficial 911, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Chicano, Danny Casas

Main event doesn’t quite make sense unless Canis and Eterno broke up and I missed it. Always possible.

CMLL (FRI) 12/12/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Dr. Frezzer & Explosivo vs El Yaqui & Furia Nazi
2) El Divino, Ídolo Jr., Javier Cruz Jr. vs Chakal, Jocker, Sádico
3) Esfinge, Exterminador, Magnum vs Maléfico, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
4) Boby Zavala & Olímpico vs Gallo & Omar Brunetti
tag champs in non-title action
5) La Máscara & La Sombra vs Rey Bucanero & Terrible

Changes! Last night’s Guadalajara show was apparently the final Sunday show* and the secondary Guadalajara show will now be on Fridays. The Sunday shows have lately only had six DF luchadors, which is the same case here. I’m not sure if Friday vs Sunday makes a difference, but the new (mystery) person in charge is making changes. The knock off of this is the CMLL luchadors who would be working this shows are now available to work other places on Sunday (and there aren’t as many other possible shows to be working on Friday nights.)

The problem is all of those four guys are also in the Friday night Arena Mexico main event. It’s not possible to work both of those shows. I assume they’re getting pulled from Arena Mexico but nothing’s been said as of yet.

* – until they change their minds about this.

Idolo Jr. is a new name here.

CMLL (SUN) 12/14/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Sensei vs Akuma & Inquisidor
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora
3) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Dragón Rojo Jr. vs Pólvora [lightning]
5) Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Vangellys
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Thunder

A show. Dragon Rojo versus Polvora is just the Hat at work; they’ve completely forgotten the Revolucionarios, much less that they broke up.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-10-04

recap

taped 2014-09-30 @ Arena México
Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: ,

Terrible (and the top rope) defeat Marco Corleone

Soberano Jr./CMLL on Terra

CMLL (SUN) 12/07/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Eléctrico & Fantasy b Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pierrothito Electrico & Fantasy vs Pequeno Universo 2000 & Pierrothito, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Cholo, Hijo del Signo, Ramstein DQ Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Star Jr.Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Star Jr. vs Cholo, Hijo del Signo, Ramstein, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos won when Ramstein handed his mask to Star Jr.
3) Dark Angel, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit DQ Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany  (posted by thecubsfan)
Marcela replaced Estrellita (injury.) Tecnicas took 1/3, the last when Amapola refused to stop throwing Marcela around by her hair. Good match from what was able to be seen.
4) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Hombre sin Nombre, Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca  (posted by thecubsfan)
Sangre Azteca replaced Okumura on Monday. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., La Máscara b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Pólvora Atlantis, Dragon Rojo Jr., La Mascara vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Polvora, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Terrible b Marco Corleone Marco Corleone vs Terrible, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Terrible took 1/3, the last when Marco collapsed while running the ropes and Terrible covered him. Marco was stretched off.

The word on Twitter is the rope snapping into his neck caused Marc0 to lose feeling. They’re able to capture it on the replay. That jolt to his neck left him unable to move; he was fine a few minutes later but they were smart to just end the mach when they did. It’s too bad, because it was looking like a good match and that’s obviously not the finish they had in mind. There was another escape drill – this time earthquake – right after the show and it just was an eerie way for things to end.

Same deal with the Terra feed as usual in Arena Coliseo: really spotty for the first half of the show and then pretty steady after that. This is the last Sunday Arena Coliseo show until mid January, so it shouldn’t be a problem for a while. Women’s match seemed good from what we could see, and the segunda continued the feud there.

All my GIFs from the show.

Rob has a music video of 08/08/14 CMLL 

BxB Fly has music videos of 09/22/14 Puebla, 09/23/14 Guadalajara and 09/28 Coliseo

DoradaFan has a music video of 09/23/2014 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update another episode of the podcastthe return of Vandal’s Musings and a recap of Lucha Azteca 11/22.

Segunda Caida enjoyed Blue Panther vs Ephesto from June but not the 10/11 Lucha Azteca I warned them about.

The debut episode of Fuego en el Ring radio had Cien Caras & Hechicero as guests.

Dinamic Black talks about his mask match with Guerrero WMC next Saturday.

Sabor el Ring talks two of the about 100 fans who are still coming to Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi shows at the end: people who’ve been coming for 20 years, once who’s a wife and mother to luchadors on the show.

An article claims Mexican luchadors are the worst paid but best wrestlers in the world. Not the best at getting themselves paid, I guess.

A column talks about luchadors from the 80s and 90s as the last great luchadors. Everyone today sucks! This has become a depressing links section.

A New York Daily News article on Lucha Underground lists the current capacity as 450 people.

R de Rudo interviews Hell Boy.

Lucha Libre in Japan

12/06 NOAH: Super Crazy, FUNAKI & Scotty 2 Hotty [O] b Yoshinari Ogawa, Zack Sabre Jr & Pesadilla [X]

That match actually happened.

Lineups

Weren’t posted! Check back tomorrow.

12/07 AAA TV Results (Guerra de Titanes 2014)

AAA TV (SUN) 12/07/2014 Auditorio Benito Juárez, Zapopan, Jalisco [AAA]
***Guerra de Titanes, 2014***
1) Dinastía © b Mini Charly Manson [AAA MINI]
Dinastia fifth known defense. Mascarita Sagrada & Mini Psycho Clown were seconds and interfered. Good match.
2) Sexy Star & Taya Valkyrie b Faby Apache & Ivelisse
Sexy pinned Faby (with Taya’s help.) Another pull apart brawl after the match.
3) Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr. b Fénix & Myzteziz and Angélico & Jack Evans © [AAA TAG]
Fenix & Myzteziz missed stereo tope con giros thru a table and Lider & Pentagon beat Jack to win the titles. Pentagon & Lider are 13th Champions. Pentagon now holds half of both tag titles (Mixed w/Sexy Star.) Jack & Angelico fall on fourth known defense.
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown © b Averno & Chessman [AAA TRIOS]
Cibernetico was missing from the match for unclear reasons. Clowns beat Chessman and Cibernetico showed up a couple minutes after the match. Psycho Circus eight known defense.
5) Aerostar b Súper Fly [mask]
Seconds were Nino Hamburguesa and Hijo del Fantasma. Tirantes started at referee, but Joaquin replaced him with Piero. Aerostar did a dive off the light tower onto all three, then later beat Super Fly for the win. Super Fly is Erick Aguilar Muñoz, 10 years a wrestler, from Puebla.
6) El Patrón Alberto b Texano Jr. © [AAA HEAVY]
Mesias and Perro were seconds. Plenty of weapon usage. Tirantes started as ref in this one too, but Alberto took him out with a superkick. Piero replaced him. Texano tried to counter the armbar with a foul again, but Alberto blocked it and armbared him for the win and title change. Alberto is the 12th champion and first person to have won both the AAA & CMLL Heavyweight titles. Texano falls on his 14th known defense.

Air Date: 01/03 and 01/10, though it might sneak up on YouTube prior that that.

Top two matches sounded particularly good, but the entire show seems to have come off well. Aerostar/Super Fly is being called a MOTYC level match and the main event was what it needed to be. The Fenix/Myzteziz wipe out spot in the tag match is crazy.

Not mentioned in the results was another Perros del Mal/Konnan promo segment, promoting how they had almost all the titles (as a tease in them stealing the main event, I’d guess.) The main event ended with all the tecnicos celebrating with Alberto, as a mirror version of that earlier segment.

No one seems to know what the deal is with Cibernetico showing up late. If it’s an angle, and it’s probably an angle, they didn’t get it over on the PPV or in the results. Maybe there’s some backstage vignette which will fill in the blank, but it didn’t go anywhere here. The Sociedad Ultimatium didn’t seem to go anywhere too, so something unrevealed that connects the two is possible. There also wasn’t the big angle to set thing up for 2015, though Alberto/Perro and Myzteziz/Fenix for the tag titles are obviously out there, and they’re setting up something for the women. Their post match fights feel like teases to a hair match, but I can’t imagine any of those four being thrilled with that idea.

This did only air on PPV; even finding pirated feeds was a problem. (That also might suggest not a lot of people bought this, but those kind of things only take one of the right people to get a feed.) No word on the attendance yet. Show started about 15 minutes after the top of the hour and they finished the main event just a few minutes before 9pm CT – Psycho, Mesias and Alberto were posing on the stage as Sky cut away.

Unsure if we’ve got another taping in 2015. I haven’t seen one mentioned yet on TV, but they were locked in on Guerra de Titanes this week. Next week will make it clear.

Tags:

%d bloggers like this: