Lucha Underground 1×3 (2014-11-12)

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the matches

Mascarita Sagrada beat Mariachi Loco (4:38, front facelock choke cradle)

Mil Muertes beat Ricky Mandell (2:37, flatliner)

Fénix [O] beat Pentagón Jr. [X], Drago (7:45, inverted huracanrana)

the developments

Dario Cueto and Konnan met prior to the first match, with Konnan explaining he’d brought the three top young talents from Mexico: Drago, Fenix, and Pentagon Jr. (Dario asked if there were visa problems, Konnan said they were cleared up.) Dario booked them in a three way match to prove who was best.

Dario came to the ring and mocked complaints that there weren’t enough lucha. He introduced Mariachi Loco as working at the Mexican restaurant down the street (with his band!) and would perform if he won. He did not win. Sagrada was introduced as part of Lucha Underground’s open door policy – anyone who shows up can fight.

Sagrada won cleanly, but was attacked and laid out by Chavo. A sit down interview with Vampiro and Chavo explained Chavo’s turn – he’s sick of playing the nice legacy carrier, he’s doing it his way now, and he thinks Blue Demon Jr. is just a famous name who’s never actually been any good.

Mil Muerte has a stone, has a stone punch

Chavo was later confronted by Konnan (who warned him about Mexicans coming after him for his attacks on Demon and Sagrada – no mention of Sexy all show) and Mil Muertes/Catrina (who were upset THEY didn’t get to beat up Demon.)

Mil Muerte’s backstory was explained: he’s Pascual Mendoza, his family were all killed in the 1985 Mexico City earthquake when he was a kid and the stone is from the wreckage. He’d like revenge on the world.

Johnny Mundo laid out Cortez and Castro again in route to demanding Cueto give him a match with Big Ryck next week. Cueto accepted, and Mundo vowed he’d take out Ryck and then Cueto. Cueto paid Ryck to take the match. He was seen in a prison like setting at the end of the show, apparently talking to a back up plan. (This part seemed to fit with the key he’s been wearing, as if Dario’s keeping his secret man in a, uh, uh, I can’t think of the word. Eh, can’t be that important.)

Another Prince Puma vignette was shown.

Fenix and Pentagon and Drago were awesome – classic situation where they all got over, though Fenix was slightly pushed above the other two.

Thoughts

Of all the shows where I was indirectly referenced in the first segment, this was my favorite.

how to beat a dragon

Fenix, Pentagon and Drago knocked it out of the park in their debut. That first minute would’ve been good enough, but they kept turning up the gas to the end and everyone looked like superman. Fenix’s stage dive looked crazy, especially since that’s the first we’ve seen anyone use the Temple in that sort of way. A lot of the spots would look familiar to people who’ve followed them in Mexico, but they all looked great and the finish was perfect. Fenix won but all three guys were made by the match, and it’s just a matter of following up on it. It looks like they do. Either Striker hadn’t seen a lot of these guys before or did a good job pretending they were knew, because he was totally (and pleasantly) caught off guard at times.

Mascarita looked good in his debut and they used him the right way: Mariachi got the better of him a lot, lost advantage when he didn’t take Sagrada seriously, and Sagrada used his speed to get the win. Crowd was into the character.

The regulars from the last few shows didn’t have matches, but they did a lot of work on moving the characters a little bit forward a step. The Chavo interview was great, both in terms of getting over his character and in terms of appealing to this particular author. The Johnny Mundo skit was straight of those action movies he’s looking to film (though poor Cortez/Castro have been dropped pretty low on the totem pole already. Someone’s got to be on bottom.) They set up a match for next week and a mystery for down the line. The Mil Muertes backstory was creative and we got answers a lot quicker than I’d expect.

This show is rolling on all cylinders right now. It’s not better than I thought it would be, it’s better than I thought it COULD be.

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Who are Fenix, Drago, and Pentagon Jr.?

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Fenix


FENIX
: 23 years old, from Mexico City. Tecnico greatly influenced by Japanese juniors wrestling; it was his dream to one day wrestle in Japan and he broke down in tears after his first match there. Joined AAA in 2011 and quickly rose to the midlevel. Won the new AAA Fusion championship in 2013 with the idea of making him the centerpiece of an AAA satellite promotion based on exciting young luchadors in small venues. (That sounds vaguely familiar.) Fenix is the quintessential AAA young guy: clearly anointed by the promotion as a next big star but left adrift in months as a time. The latest idea in AAA itself is to make Myzteziz his veteran mentor, but his success in Lucha Underground could reshape his future again.
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Recommended match: Ricky Marvin & Super Crazy vs Fenix & Pesadilla, 2013-01-26 – Ricky Marvin & Super Crazy are NOAH regulars at this point. This match back in Veracruz is a very transparent tryout for the other two, who aren’t a regular team. The veterans definitely look better but Fenix generally does well and both mean earn tours in Japan. (Let’s not talk about how that went for Fenix.)

Deep Cut: Fenix vs Dinamic Black, 2013-03-21 – you have to take Fenix out of AAA for him to actually get singles matches, and his highest profile one was against IWRG’s rising star (at the time) Dinamic Black. What starts as a friendly meeting of two high flyers who generally do a US style derails a bit after a miscommunication, and then completely goes off the rails when both guys angrily decide to stop with the lucha libre and delve into something else. This is not a good match at points, but it turns into quite a fight.

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Drago

DRAGO: 39 years old from from Mexico City. AAA 2000s utility player who has spent time as a Michael Jackson themed luchador, a skateboarding kid, and a cat (sponsored by a battery company.) Lived on the fringe of the roster until being cast as new gimmick Drago. The character is one of the bigger design successes of AAA’s current era; Drago’s not ben involved in a lot, but he’s popular and looked much more confident in the ring with the promotion behind him. His unique look – that weird tongue! – keeps him interesting even when he doesn’t win.

Recommended match: Angélico, Drago, Jack Evans vs Carta Brava Jr., Eterno, Steve Pain, 2013-06-14 – Drago’s AAA title matches have just been okay (usually for other people involved in there), but he’s been involved in a lot of good trios match. This is mostly a random match, with Drago teaming with the current tag champions against the Anarquia’s Eterno & Super Pain and random eviledoer Carta Brava, but it’s a good exhibition for all six guys.

Deep Cut: Atomic Boy, Gato Eveready, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Pasion Kristal, Polvo de Estrellas, Yuriko, 2009-07-17 – before he was Drago, he was Gato Eveready, a battery sponsored cat with an exotico admirer. That was a real sentence. Pimpinela’s coming to Lucha Underground soon, might as well see her too.

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Pentagon Jr.

PENTAGON JR.: 29 years old, from Mexico City. Came in to AAA around 2011 and wrestled Fenix many times and had great matches all the time, which springboard both into bigger positions in the company. Carries himself like an ax murder and looks the part. Appears to have gone this year from a guy who’s used to make others to a guy AAA wants to make himself, it may be just a matter of time before he picks up his first big mask win. Pentagon can do all the crazy moves the other two can, but he really shines at holding a match together and making a high flyer look good. He probably won’t be the public star as the other two right away, but Pentagon’s the guy close watching fans will appreciate the most.

Recommended match: Australian Suicide vs Pentagón Jr., 2014-05-10 – Pentagon Jr. hsa spend most of the year torturing a kid from Australia. Australian Suicide finally gets some revenge in their first match, though indications are it won’t be their last.

Deep Cut: Arez vs Pentagon Jr. 2014-06-21 – Arez is not Australian Suicide and this is not AAA, so no chance for revenge, only room for Pentagon Jr. to murder a guy

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more random challenges, Estrellita beats Zeuxis to set up a Zeuxis title match (?)

Belgium/France’s Magnus (photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL)

CMLL (TUE) 11/11/2014 Arena México
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000 b Acero & Aéreo
Aereo was stretchered out after taking a Mercurio piledriver.
2) Magnus, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. b Artillero, Hijo del Signo, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia b Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Lluvia replaced Dark Angel. Tecnicas took 2/3, Estrellita pinning Zeuxis clean in the third – which somehow sets up Zeuxis getting a title shot.
4) Pólvora b Titán [lightning]  (posted by Doradafan)
Polvora won with an anti-air dropkick in six minutes, and said the same owuld happenon Sunday.
5) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Super Porky b Niebla Roja, Puma, Tiger
Tiger & Puma replaced Gran Guerrrero & Misterioso on Tuesday. Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Felino, Kráneo, Shocker b Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Dragón Rojo Jr.
Shocker replaced Mr. Niebla. Rudos took 1/3, Shocker using the ropes to beat Panther. Shocker, Felino and Panther made challenges.

Presumably everyone in the cage match knows they’re in and has been told just to challenge everyone else, because that’s the way it’s playing out. (That suggest someone’s actually worked this out in advance.) Felino’s my bet to lose the match hasn’t even been announced yet.

Estrellita beating Zeuxis makes absolutely no sense. I’d be willing to believe a CMLL referee screwed up but the photo shows Estrellita using her signature backslide bridge-ish move and that’s usually the finish.

CMLL (TUE) 11/11/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl, Informador]
1) Évola & Infierno b El Divino & Metatrón
Rudos took 1/3
2) Esfinge, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. b Canelo Casas, Guerrero Negro Jr., Maléfico
Tecnicos took 1/3
3) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Hechicero, Hombre sin Nombre, Virus
Tecnicos toko 2/3
4) Negro Casas b Máximo
Originally listed as a lightning match but they did three falls instead. Negro took 1/3 with Maximo injuring a knee in the third (but it did not sound serious)
5) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. DQ Euforia, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when UG fouled Atlantis & Mascara Dorada.

A bit announcing talking point is how some wrestlers reach even greater heights after losing their masks. It seems to be a belief of the programming committee as well, because almost every main event feud the last two months has revolved around Ultimo Guerrero in some way. That’s probably why they’re doing a cage match – ultimo Guerrero is so hot (at least in their minds) they might as well taking advantage of it by putting his hair on the line already. The by product has been stale top of CMLL especially if you’re not interested in a billion Ultimo Guerrero singles matches.

In possibly related news, CMLL is giving heavy promotion to a CMLL filled showed in Arena Olimpico Laguna this weekend.

The TV preview for Lucha Underground

In the main event, Fenix, Drago and Pentagon Jr. fight each other; Mascarita Segrada and El Mariachi face off; after Chavo explains himself, Konnan warns him that Mexico is coming; Mil Muertes fights Ricky Mandell.

All the matches are right there, no need to list them. This is episode 3, the one we’ve been holding out for since they taped it. The first two episodes have been significantly better than expected so it’s not as though this show needs to be a home run to save it or anything of the sort, but is the first big opportunity for Fenix, Pentagon and Drago to make a name for themselves in front of an English speaking audience. Everyone’s been super positive about this match and some of their ones to come, and I can’t wait to see it tonight.

Rob has highlights of 07/15/14 CMLL

DoradaFan has highlights of 08/19/2014 CMLL

Segunda Caida reviews 07/06/14 CMLL on LATV and Ultimo Guerrero vs Hector Garza 01/22/2010.

The Ingobernables, Puma, Niebla Roja, Polvora and Fuego are all listed as guests on today’s CMLL Informa show. That’s a lot of people.

Poetico unmasked Drastico in Deportivo 11 de Julio (Pachuca), a rare case of an unmasked man beating a masked one in an apuesta match. Drastico is Ciristna Castro Garica.

Mini Charly Manson plans on beating Dinastia and getting the minis title back.

Hype for Sangre Azteca’s return.

Mesias sells a nutritional product.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 11/16/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Sky Osana vs Anubis Black & Atomic Star
2) Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota, Septimo Dragon vs Apolo Estrada, Avisman, Hip Hop Man
3) Dr. Cerebro, Negro Navarro, Relámpago vs El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma I, Trauma II [super libre]
rematch
4) Eterno & Súper Nova vs Canis Lupus & Golden Magic [relevos suicidas, losers advance]
5) ? vs ??
it will be Super Nova’s mask vs Eterno’s hair or Golden Magic’s welterweight title versus Canis Lupus’s mask.
6) Hijo De Dos Caras, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Veneno vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Pirata Morgan, X-Fly

Rayo de Jalisco 36th Anniversary show.

The poster isn’t really specific on the relevos suicidas final happening on this show, I may have that wrong. (The poster actually makes it seem as though it’s a double apuesta tag match but that seems even less likely.)

No idea if that’s Sky Angel or a confusingly named new guy.

CMLL (MON) 11/17/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Milenium, Robin vs Centauro de Fuego, Guerrero Espacial, Inquisidor
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
3) Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa, Stigma vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Okumura
4) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Valiente vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Mephisto, Pólvora
5) Atlantis vs Shocker

why are there so many Shocker main events? Semimain and tercera look really good. Dragon Lee has leaped to #1 in the “who will eventually unmask Kamaitachi sometime in spring 2015″ power poll.

CMLL (TUE) 11/18/2014 Arena México
1) Shockercito & Stukita vs Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Star Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Guerrero Negro Jr., Nitro
3) Dragon Lee, Fuego, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Cancerbero, Raziel
4) Estrellita © vs Zeuxis [MEX WOMEN]
Estrellita’s sixth defense.
5) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Rojo Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Hombre sin Nombre
6) La Máscara, Super Porky, Titán vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja

La Mascara gets along with Super Porky, but does he get along with Titan? I dunno.

Zeuxis seems like a 60/40 favorite in the title match. Just a hunch.

CMLL (TUE) 11/18/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Brillante & Virgo vs El Chacal & Sádico
2) Leo, Omar Brunetti, Soberano Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Ráfaga
3) Delta, Gallo, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Valiente vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Thunder
5) Atlantis & Máscara Dorada vs Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero

Main event after Ultimo Guerrero fouled everyone (and Gran Guerrero got pushed to the main event for some reason.)

I feel like I’ve seen some iteration of that tercera something like 20 times in the last two months.

Is Marco going to be in the cage match?

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-08-30

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taped 2014-08-22 @ Arena México
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Shocker/Atlantis, Niebla on break, luchador determines company signing his paycheck is best

CMLL (MON) 11/10/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (Photos)]
1) Blue Center & Espiritu Negro b Bengala & Meyer
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Starman b Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Toro Bill Jr.
Pegasso beat Toro
3) Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Okumura b Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa, Stigma
4) La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Super Porky b Hechicero, Kráneo, Morphosis
La Mascara replaced Diamaate Azul
5) Ephesto, Mephisto, Shocker b Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Valiente
Shocker cheated to beat Atlantis, setting up a singles match next week.

There’s also a preview for Thursday’s All Elite show in the same building. Zumbi believes Rush will be a good partner. I believe Rush will probably end up kicking Zumbi in the face (especially since Sombra’s on the other side.) Luchas 2000 continues to hype the shows.

Alberto’s match from the recent Wrestle-1 show has turned up on DailyMotion. The AAA/Alberto main evented show in Nuevo Laredo last night was said to be a full house.

CMLL’s preview for tonight’s show lists Tigre & Puma in the semimain, so they’re replacing Gran Guerrero and Misterioso for reasons unknown. CMLL’s already swapped Shocker for Niebla in the main event and is pushing it as a chance to see the Shocker/Azul feud again. I’m not sure why you’d want to see that again if you saw it first time, but the word going around is it’s taking place because Niebla is suspended again. Not sure what exactly happened in Friday’s semimain but Niebla did something there to get himself one of those two week timeouts. Today’s lightning match is Polvora/Titan, which will probably be an inconclusive build to Sunday’s title match. (CMLL’s preview makes no mention of the title match.)

The Mil Mascaras/Dos Caras 11/30 Arena Coliseo Monterrey show has been postponed (but not canceled!) until February. They’ve got a new lineup with many of the same people and a Park, Wagner, Solitario three way. In totally unrelated news, LuchaMania Monterrey’s second show – scheduled for 2024 – has been posted (but not canceled.)

Lucha Underground posted the first minute of the Fenix/Pentagon/Drago match as a teaser for tomorrow’s episode.

Myzteziz confirms that AAA is the best wrestling company in the world.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania, and KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews Barbaro Cavernario vs Rey Cometa.

CMLL has their highlight video and their top 10, where Blue Panther is #1 and Star Jr. is #10.

BxB Fly has highlights of the IWRG New Years Day show and IWRG 01/05/14.

El Antuan lost his mask in Jalisco.

Lineup

No Puebla lineup yet, but Atlantis/Shocker is obviously the main event.

IWRG (WED) 11/12/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko vs Power Bull
2) Alfa & Omega vs Anubis Black & Araña de Plata
3) Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Saruman vs Liderk, Rayan, Spartan
4) Golden Magic, Metaleon, Relámpago vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, Electro Boy
5) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Canis Lupus, Chicano, Imposible, X-Fly

Ninja Turtles main event! Imposible clearly back as a rudo!

IWRG is also teasing Rayo de Jalisco for Sunday’s show.

11/08-09 lucha videos

No new IWRG this week. And of course no Terra.

11/04 Ultimo Pitzao: http://ul.to/ybiiii9f – Pentagon Jr. & Hijo del Fantasma being interviews on a talk show. Host elects to take a chop from Pentagon Jr. It does not end well for him.

11/05 CMLL Informa: http://ul.to/gc8je96q

11/08 WWC: http://ul.to/7e4eid3y
11/09 WWC: http://ul.to/t42740js

11/09 La Lucha se Le Hace: http://ul.to/b964ftu7

11/09 Republica Deportiva lucha libre tournament: http://ul.to/z8pr7ren

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7Su0Ck_q-jkmdzUUEJQMXQy

AAA on Televisa: 2014-11-08
taped 2014-10-12 @ Domo San Luis, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí
Intro
https://www.sendspace.com/file/vubw8d
1) Angélico vs Jack Evans, Joe Lider, Hijo del Fantasma ©, Bengala, Aerostar, Súper Fly, Steve Pain for the AAA World Cruiserweight Championship
https://www.sendspace.com/file/wd00pq
2) Myzteziz vs La Parka, Blue Demon Jr., Australian Suicide, Zorro, Pentagón Jr., Fénix, Villano IV for the Copa Antonio Pena and in a lumberjack rules match
https://www.sendspace.com/file/0hwt03

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-11-08
taped 2014-11-04 @ Arena México
Intro
https://www.sendspace.com/file/6e75mn
1) Esfinge, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Hijo del Signo, Metálico
https://www.sendspace.com/file/tgwxkz
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit vs La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis
https://www.sendspace.com/file/dhr2oo
Stellar Moments
https://www.sendspace.com/file/a82gq3
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Vangellys
https://www.sendspace.com/file/m4ywus
4) Blue Panther, Dragón Rojo Jr., La Sombra vs Mephisto, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
https://www.sendspace.com/file/5ho5da
Ending
https://www.sendspace.com/file/slc60k

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-11-08
taped 2014-10-31 @ Arena México
Intro
https://www.sendspace.com/file/fsjgil
1) La Máscara, La Sombra, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Pólvora
https://www.sendspace.com/file/k11c3r
Mid Show Intro
https://www.sendspace.com/file/dl9jce
2) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Thunder
https://www.sendspace.com/file/x9kboa
3) Rush vs Último Guerrero
https://www.sendspace.com/file/28uwei
Ending
https://www.sendspace.com/file/plsagh

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-11-08
taped 2014-10-24 @ Arena México
Full Show: http://ul.to/cbb7x8wy
1) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
2) Máximo vs Rey Escorpión in a lightning match
https://www.sendspace.com/file/93l2s1
3) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-11-09
taped 2014-10-28 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo & Sky Kid vs Artillero & Súper Comando
https://www.sendspace.com/file/8wyetu
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany
https://www.sendspace.com/file/odxd2a
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Tiger
https://www.sendspace.com/file/50lhww

CMLL Puebla: 2014-11-10
taped 2014-10-13 @ Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis & Rey Samuray vs Centauro de Fuego & Rey Apocalipsis
https://www.sendspace.com/file/pormnn
2) Black Tiger, Milenium, Robin vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Fuerza Chicana, Nitro
https://www.sendspace.com/file/m283s5
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Olímpico, Puma, Tiger
https://www.sendspace.com/file/ti1z7i
4) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
https://www.sendspace.com/file/gbkx4l
5) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente
https://www.sendspace.com/file/ir4auy

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CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-08-30

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11/30 AAA TV Lineup (Tuxtla Guiterrez)

AAA TV (SUN) 11/30/2014 Explanada del Parque Bicentenario, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
1) Mini Drago, Octagoncito, Pasion Kristal vs Mamba, Mini Murder Clown, Mini Murder Clown
2) ? & Australian Suicide vs Dark Cuervo & Sexy Star
3) Aerostar vs Súper Fly
4) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma & Zorro
5) Blue Demon Jr., El Elegido, El Mesías vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
6) Fénix & Myzteziz vs Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr.

Air Date: 12/20 & 12/27?

Maybe a free show? The local government is a sponsor, and the previous taping here was a free show.

That main event is one Daga knee injury from being very good.

Elegido & Cuervo make their first TV appearances since the middle of summer. It’s going to snow tomorrow where I’m at, middle of summer was a long time ago. Both are probably going to end up looking at the lights. Interesting to see the Hell Brothers fight anyone besides the Psycho Circus here.

I feel like I follow AAA as close as anyone and I feel like I have no idea what’s going on with Zorro on any level. I hope he can keep up with the tag champs.

Aerostar goes from no singles matches to singles matches all the time. This should be set up for one more.

Mystery woman in the segunda is surely the same one as in DF a couple days before, and she’s probably getting off to a very good start.

Rare to see two Mini Clowns and not Mini Psycho Clown.

Next taping is 12/07 Zapopan, unless they add another taping!

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Canis Lupus/Eterno vs Golden Magic/Super Nova, Sombra to NJPW

amigos! photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 11/09/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Hip Hop Man & Power Bull b Saruman & Sky Ángel
2) Dragón Celestial, Metaleon, Septimo Dragon b Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomik Star
The Rudos are “Los Insanity”
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Liderk, Rayan, Spartan, Spector
Ninja Turtles back to winning.
4) El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma I, Trauma II b Dr. Cerebro, Negro Navarro, Relámpago
Diablo beat Cerbero again and the two made hair match challenges. Money thrown in.
5) Golden Magic, Súper Nova, Toscano DQ Canis Lupus, Chicano, Eterno
Ended up a bloody match. Tecnicos took 2/3, Canis Eterno pulled Magic & Nova’s mask and fouled them for a DQ. Masks vs mask/hair challenges fouled.

If Canis Lupus is going to try this, which doesn’t seem like a great idea to try, he probably should be doing it with a partner who doesn’t lose a hair match ever year.

La Sombra was announced for the NJPW World Tag League from 11/22 to 12/07. Sombra’s teaming with Naito, Sombra will be taking every single pinfall, and they’re finishing in the bottom half of their group. Let’s move onto the important stuff: how this changes CMLL booking!

Sombra will be off the 11/21, 11/28, and 12/05 Friday shows By the time he’s back, CMLL & NJPW will announce the FantasticaMania lineups and perphaps even the matches. (They may hold it off until after the Dome show.) There’s always a tag or trios title defense on FantasticaMania, but the challengers for all those titles are the Ingobernables – CMLL hasn’t even hinted at another team. Only the Ingobernables aren’t able to be challengers for the trios titles without La Sombra and they probably would’ve won the tag team titles already if that was a plan. Which means it’s (at least) one of the existing teams going, except Shocker and Niebla seem unlikely to get picked to go to Japan (and are the perfect kind of guys to main event Arena Mexico those couple of weeks.) Ultimo Guerrero is already going on this trio, but Sombra going to Japan now means Euforia and Niebla Roja are probably on the tour later.

Just to descend into more speculation, what we can guess about the FantasticaMania roster

Already Announced
1) Ultimo Guerrero
2) Barbaro Cavernario

Locks (should be assumed every year unless injury)
3) Okumura
4) La Sombra
5) Rush
6) Mascara Dorada
7) Maximo
8) Mistico

trios title friends
9) Euforia
10) Niebla Roja

now I’m just guessing
11) Dragon Lee – Tiger Hattori gave him the thumbs up! They need six differnetshows, one of them can have the Rush/Mistico/Lee trios
12) Cachorro – well, they sent most of the En Busca de un Idolo finalsts last year and the year prior (and they need people just to be in 5 minute openers)
13) Hechicero – except Valiente, and Hechicero already got that treatment once
14) Mephisto – need some rudos, need to do a title match
15 ) Negro Casas – total wishcasting, Volador makes sense too. Plenty of people do.

This week’s AAA TV announced a taping on 11/30 Tuxtla Gutierrez. They’re going from no tapings for five weeks to four tapings in twenty days. They’ve now added and removed this extra taping before Guerra de Titanes. This means they’re back to not needing Best of episodes and Guerra de Titanes won’t air until the far future.

Segunda Caida watches Leo, Metatrón, Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Bárbaro Cavernario, Skándalo

Lineup

Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 11/16/2014 Domo del Deportivo Plan Sexenal, Distrito Federal
1) Golden Xplotion vs Fiero
2) JC Navarro & OT Fernandez vs Daisuke Hanaoka & Douki
Fernandez & Navarro are from Puerto Rico
3) Lluvia & Marcela vs Reina Isis & Skadi
4) Magnus, Pantera, Super Ciudadano vs Imposible, Patan, Piel Roja
5) Brazo de Plata & Último Dragón vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Rey Bucanero

Ultimo Guerrero lost his mask, so Dragon is back to feuding endlessly with Arkangel.

CMLL (SUN) 11/16/2014 Arena México
1) Flyer & Sensei vs Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Soberano Jr., Star Jr., Starman vs Cholo, Metálico, Ramstein
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Sangre Azteca
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Fuego, Máximo vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Pierroth, Shocker
5) Titán © vs Pólvora [MEX WELTER]
Titan’s sixth defense
6) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Mephisto, Negro Casas

Back at Arena Mexico for no reason

Titan & Polvora meet twice in five days, at least as currently set up. They’ve got the lightning match on Tuesday before coming back on Sunday.

Main event could be fun. Sangre Azteca returning from injury pushed Pierroth out of his own trio (and that’s quite the weird rudo team.) Sangre’s recent Fuego en el Ring interview gave the impression he was not this close to returning and wouldn’t until he felt 100%, so maybe lineup subject to change. My guesses on those things haven’t been good of late though.

 

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