CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-05-17


taped 2014-05-09 @ Arena México
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CrazyMania, CMLL Tuesday shows, En Busca de un Idolo

WUW MEXICO (SUN) 06/15/2014 Estadio Primero de Mayo, Tulancingo, Hidalgo [La Copa, Tercera Caida]
***CrazyMania IV***
1) ? vs ??
2) Zoom Driver b Yelmo 2000, Angel Zodical, Ángel Espacial, Silver Metal, Kid
No winner listed.
3) Escorpion Negro NC La Chona
Gigante Karnov ran in and attacked both men.
4) Pesadilla b Rex Estampida [ruleta de la muerte, quarterfinal]
5) Artikus b Serpiente Azteca [ruleta de la muerte, quarterfinal]
6) Ultratumba b Estrella Blanca Jr. [ruleta de la muerte, quarterfinal]
7) Rolling Boy b Hardman [ruleta de la muerte, quarterfinal]
8) Serpiente Azteca b Rex Estampida [ruleta de la muerte, semifinal]
9) Estrella Blanca Jr. b Hardman [ruleta de la muerte, semifinal]
10) Radge b Chris Verrazano
11) Crimson Wraith, Gigante Karnov, Naruto b Amo de la Noche, Lanzeloth, Sangre Guerrera
12) Rex Estampida b Hardman [ruleta de la muerte, final, mask]
Hardman is Arnold Ovando Castillo, Tulancingo, 24 years old, 4 years a wrestler.
13) Violento Jack © b Super Crazy and Crazy Boy [DTU]
No Aeroboy (in CZW instead) and maybe not an expolsive match, but made a DTU title match. Crazy hardcore match with Gigante Karnov wandering thru and throwing Crazy Boy into lightubes that were also on fire (?) Violento Jack beat Super Crzy while Crazy Boy was out of the ring. Violento Jack retained his title.

Ring was a bit away from the fans, but it looked like a big crowd. Random tall guy coming in and beating up everyone feels out of the UWA playbook, but I’m not sure who plays Canek here. (Possibly Canek.)

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (TUE) 06/17/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Leono b Akuma & Apocalipsis
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Black Panther & Starman b Espiritu Negro & Guerrero Negro
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis b Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela
Rudas took 1/3, Zeuxis beat Marcela.
4) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hechicero, Misterioso Jr. b Cachorro, Dragon Lee, Gallo
Rudos took 1/3, Arkangel pulling Gallo’s mask and beating him. Arkangel wants a title rematch. Gallo wants Arkangel’s mask.
5) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. DQ Cavernario, Felino, Herodes Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when Cavernario fouled Oro and took his mask.
6) Fuego, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas
Tecnicos took 1/3.

The Gallo/Arkangel feud will not either go away or actually climax. It just keeps on going. The En Busca de un Idolo guys playing background figures to that feud is an ominous look at a bleak future.

On the other hand, it’s possible I’ve complained willed the Zeuxis/Marcela into existence. Or it’s just going as nowhere as Zeuxis/Estrellita.

CMLL (TUE) 06/17/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Acertijo & Demonio Rojo b Brillante & El Divino
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Leo, Metatrón, Sky Kid b Artillero, Magnum, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Maléfico, Sangre Azteca, Virus b Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Tritón
Rudos took 2/3, with Malefico and Stuka trading all the falls.
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky b Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
Tecnicos took 1/3. No mention of Mascara issues.
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Titán DQ Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 1/3, when UG fouled Atlantis again.

I think CMLL is doing Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero at the anniversary show just because I don’t want to imagine another year of them feuding.

En Busca de un Idolo estimated standings, as of 10:27 AM. (They closed the polls about an hour later.)

259 Hechicero (40 points in this week's fan polls)
199 Cavernario (37)
193 Dragon Lee (27)
192 Cachorro (34)

That’s using a strict ratio of points, which is not what they usually do. Cavernario pulled away a bit last night, to the point where I’d guess he’s more likely to be the final, but it’s still close enough the math could turn out another way (or more votes come before they close the poll.) CMLL should announce the finalists on today’s CMLL Informa (Terra, 5pm.)

CMLL added Stuka, Titan, Rey Cometa vs Polvora, Tiger, Puma to Friday’s show. That’s a good match in itself and great that it’ll air on Terra (before En Busca de un Idolo.) It also means Leyenda de Azul is more likely to be a cibernetico, which produces a better match than a CMLL one night tournament every time. Perhaps CMLL will make the format clear on Informa.

Rob has highlights of 03/25/14 CMLL, with the En Busca de un Idolo cibernetico.

An old interview with El Santo talking about his dealings with movie companies. It reads like business dealings seldom went smoothly.

Segunda Caida reviews Hijo del Santo vs Ultimo Guerrero from 2005.

Diosa Atena took Guerrera Nocturna’s mask.

ChilangaMask announced they’ll return 07/20 in Coliseo Coacalco, with Zoom Driver vs Carisma.




IWRG (SUN) 06/22/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko & Vampiro Metalico II vs Atomic Star & Power Bull
2) Alfa & Omega vs Anubis Black & Zurdog
3) Emperador Azteca, Imposible, Metaleon vs Canis Lupus, El Hijo del Diablo, Picudo Jr.
4) Relámpago & Súper Nova vs Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Máscara Sagrada, Veneno vs Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly

Mascara Sagrada appeared to turn the rudo last Sunday, appears to be a tecnico this Sunday. (The bigger shows seem to be an every other week thing.) IWRG will never run out of metallic vampires.


CMLL (TUE) 06/24/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Leo vs Infierno & Ráfaga
2) Astral, Meteoro, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
3) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Silueta vs Amapola, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Shocker
5) Atlantis & Titán vs Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero and Blue Panther & Cachorro and Cavernario & Mr. Niebla [Copa Express]

They’ve been advertising the 55th Anniversary shows all months, but Sunday’s a cage match and Tuesday’s a tournament, so I guess this is the week that counts. Atlantis & Titan are the hometown team in the main event.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-17


taped 2014-05-13 @ Arena México
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CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-05-17


taped 2014-05-06 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
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Mephisto injury, Rey Escorpion defeats Atlantis, En Busca de un Idolo

CMLL (MON) 06/16/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque]
1) Águila Egipcia, Black Tiger, Tigre Rojo Jr. b Fuerza Chicana, Guerrero Espacial, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Astral, Asturiano, Bam Bam, Meyer, Stukita b Blue Center, Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito, Saurón [cibernetico]
Cibernetico came down to Asturiano versus Pequneo Warrior, with Warrior pulling Asturiano’s mask to win. Mask vs hair challenges.
3) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis DQ Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugheit
Rudos took 1/3, the last when Esterllita accidentally dropkicked Tirantes for the DQ.
4) Kráneo, Ripper, Shocker b La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Stigma
Stigma replaced Rush. Shocker feuded with Mascara instead, fouling him and pulling his mask to win.
5) Rey Escorpión © b Atlantis [CMLL LH]
Rey Escorpion kept his title. 10th defense, second in this building recently.

Stigma replacing Rush is a bit of drop off, even in Puebla. Odd they did DQ in the women’s match since the matches around them were also going to have iffy finishes.

Tonight’s CMLL Arena Mexico main event was scheduled to be Mephisto defending the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship against Valiente, a rematch from about a month and a half in Guadalajara. That match is now off, because Mephisto suffered a knee injury while wrestling in Oaxaca over the weekend. There’s no word about how long Mephisto will be out., CMLL indicated he’d be a getting an MRI today. Knee injuries can sideline a wrestler for a few weeks to most of a year, as we just saw with Angel de Oro.

The title situation is a bit peculiar. CMLL’s had the champion forfeit the title to the challenger in other situations where the champion was hurt and couldn’t defend (that’s how Rush & La Mascara won the tag titles), but maybe the ruling is CMLL announced the change ahead of time so Mephisto’s not obligated to give the belt up. CMLL may be guessing Mephisto will be back soon, and they may want to keep Mephisto with a belt so he’s less likely to have thoughts about joining his friend Averno elsewhere.

If Mephisto is out for any significant amount of time, it’ll be the second championship in limbo. Mistico’s still the CMLL World Middleweight Champion, and there’s no sign of anything happening with that belt.

The new main event is a random trios match: Ephesto, Gran Guerrero and Negro Casas vs Fuego, Valiente and Volador. Cachorro is among those added to the card, so all four En Busca de un Idolo finalists will be in action.

The En Busca de un Idolo standings, as of 10AM this morning

82747 Hechicero
76273 Cavernario
67424 Cachorro
54891 Dragon Lee

It appears CMLL might have done something to block ballot stuffing – maybe limiting to only 100 votes per IP address – but only after Cavernario gained tens of thousands of votes yesterday. It’s impossible to figure out how CMLL is going to handle math at any time, but my estimate is Cavernario has enough votes to be second only if they give him his missing points from last week. I guess it would be Cachorro otherwise, but I’m really not sure. CMLL might have add votes to Cavernario themselves, but they can much easier select the second finalist by doing the votes->points conversation any way they’d like.

AAA’s television show announced they’d be taping TV on 07/05 in Nayarit (the RingRock show) and 07/21 in Tehuacan. There’s a weekend off there, but they’ll be ahead of schedule so it all works out and the resort show should be a one week taping. Tehuacan is four TV shows out from TripleMania; that’s a place where a big angle might go.

Faby is concered about Taya; Faby’s a better wrestler than Taya and a better ruda than Taya if she needs to be. Faby’s more concerned about Sexy Star getting involved, and hopes the rudas are too over confident to bother cheating. There’s also a Faby in a video interview saying the same sort of thing.

Terra’s preview for Friday lists all the matches as airing – but that’s probably because someone’s just told the person doing it to list the first four matches as airing and he doesn’t know it’ll be different. It’s almost like CMLL is bad at communicating.

LuchaWorld has Poster-Mania, KrisZ’s news update and a new LuchaWorld Podcast.

Segunda Caida reviews 05/04/14 CMLL on LATV.

+LuchaTV interviews a ranting LA Park, Cibernetico about soccer and fans about LA Park vs Dr. Wagner

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews Satanico vs Pierroth from the early 90s.

The Gladiatores has video of Mini Chessman being remembered at his tribute show.

The Golden Gloves boxing event on Saturday in Arena Mexico drew 700 people.

Hijo del Tirantes, actually wrestling on AAA shows in Xalapa, told the fans the city needs to name a street after him to put the city on the map.


CMLL (MON) 06/23/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Robin, Star Jr. vs Espíritu Maligno, King Jaguar, Rey Apocalipsis
2) Asturiano vs Pequeño Warrior
3) Sagrado, Stigma, Tritón vs Morphosis, Olímpico, Virus
4) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Kráneo, Negro Casas, Shocker
5) Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys

Mascara Dorada exists again! Hope he’s enjoying his time off. Possibly a week or two from a Shocker/Mascara match. Warrior in a singles match seems like an iffy idea, but maybe Asturiano can just win to end the feud and they’ll give him something better to do. Rey Apocalipsis is a new name – I don’t see him on the Puebla indies either. It doesn’t quite make sense to have a Rey Apocalipsis when you already have an Apocalipsis, but Apcocalipsis is down to about one match every three weeks – he’s the one who should be concerned here.

06/13-15 lucha videos

I had some recording issues, which caused a few minute gaps in La Lucah Se Le Hace and Sunday Terra’s fourth match. Can’t do anything about the latter, but will try to grab the repeat of the SLP show later this week.

YouTube Playlist:

06/14 WWC:
06/15 WWC:

06/15 Divinas de la Lucha (4×2): – visit to Konkreto Gym w/Pirata Morgan, Loco Valentino, and Alfa

06/15 El Rayo de Vida de Lucha Libre:
06/15 La Lucha Se Le Hace:

CMLL on Terra: 2014-06-13
taped 2014-06-13 @ Arena México
1) Black Panther & Starman vs Akuma & Espiritu Negro
2) Acero, Astral, Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Blue Panther, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
4) Cavernario vs Dragon Lee in a En Busca de un Idolo match
5) Hechicero vs Cachorro in a En Busca de un Idolo match

AAA on Televisa: 2014-06-14
taped 2014-06-07 @ Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz
1) El Elegido, Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Silver King
2) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
3) Psycho Clown vs Texano © for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-06-14
taped 2014-06-03 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show:
1) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Smaker vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Olímpico
2) Máximo & Super Porky vs Kráneo & Pólvora
3) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
4) Negro Casas vs Rush

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-06-14
taped 2014-06-10 @ Arena México
1) Molotov & Robin vs Cholo & Inquisidor
2) Aéreo, Bam Bam, Fantasy vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
Stellar Moments
4) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Tiger, Vangellys
5) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Puma

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-06-14
taped 2014-06-06 @ Arena México
1) La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker
2) Volador Jr. © vs La Sombra © for the NWA World Welterweight Championship and for the NWA World Middleweight Championship

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-06-14
taped 2014-05-30 @ Arena México
Full Show:
1) Atlantis, Titán, Valiente vs Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Mephisto
2) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Volador Jr. in a relevos increíbles match

CMLL on Terra: 2014-06-15
taped 2014-06-15 @ Arena México
1) Flyer & Starman vs Espanto Jr. & Zayco
2) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Blue Panther, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Olímpico
4) Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys – missing part of the match
Dance Number
5) Virus © vs Fuego for the CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

CMLL Puebla: 2014-06-15
taped 2014-06-02 @ Arena Puebla
1) Flyer & Robin vs Fuerza Chicana & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico vs Blue Center, Pequeño Warrior, Saurón
3) Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Titán vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Pólvora, Rey Escorpión, Shocker

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-06-15
taped 2014-06-11 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Omega vs Electro Boy & Hijo De La Bestia
2) Ciclon Black & Metaleon vs Hip Hop Man & Zurdog
3) Black Terry, Imposible, Relámpago vs Canis Lupus, Guerrero Mixtico, Tony Rivera
4) Golden Magic © vs Fuerza Guerrera for the IWRG Intercontinental Welterweight Championship

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-06-15
taped 2014-06-10 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Desafio, Divo, Quinto Elemento vs Crazy Demon, Red Flamer, Vudu
2) May Flowers, Mr. Nice, Orquídea Negra vs Corazón de Barrio, Hator, Hijo Del Espectro – second fall didn’t air???
3) Chica De Arabita & Vasco Jr. vs Génesis & Red Flamer Jr.

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AAA on Televisa: 2014-05-17


taped 2014-05-04 @ Teatro Al Aire Libre del Parque Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco
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Titan beats world champ, Oficials new tag champs, Guadalajara cage match

CMLL (SUN) 06/15/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Yaqui & Satara b Dr. Frezzer & El Tapatío
Match was not at all what was listed (Brillante & El Divino vs Acertijo & Demonio Rojo.) Rudos took 1/3.
2) Explosivo b Jocker
3) Espectrum & Ráfaga b Exterminador & León Blanco
Rudos took 1/3
4) Boby Zavala, Cavernario, Demonio Maya, Sádico b Black Metal, Esfinge, Gallo, Rey Cometa
Tecnicos were DQed in the first when Esfinge fouled Demonio Maya. Rudos stole the second. Challenges followed.
5) Goya Kong & Silueta b Tiffany & Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 2/3.
6) Titán © b Dragón Rojo Jr. [MEX WELTER]
Titan took falls 2/3 to keep the title. Titan’s fourth defense.

Titan beats the world champion, so he totally gets a world title shot – unless the title distinctions are all meaningless, then I guess he doesn’t. Wonder which way it’ll go.

Four match is actually setting up a cage match next week.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 06/15/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Black Terry, Imposible, Metaleon b Guerrero Mixtico, Hip Hop Man, Tony Rivera
2) Bombero Infernal, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic b Astro Rey Jr., Canis Lupus, Eterno
Bombero replaced Pantera (who was in Guadalajara)
3) Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 b Apolo Estrada Jr. & El Hijo del Diablo © [IWRG IC TAG]
In the third, Diablo snuck in a foul on 911, but AK47 snuck in and returned the favor and the Oficials took the win. Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 are the Gringos VIP fall on first defense.
4) Máscara Sagrada, Relámpago, Súper Nova b Demon Clown, Trauma I, Trauma II
Dos Caras was honored before the match. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Hijo De Dos Caras DQ LA Park & Pirata Morgan
Usual crowd brawl with Park & Wagner. Park & Morgan took the first, Wagner & Dos the second. During the third, a person in a LA Park mask (probably meant to be the same one as two weeks ago) ran in and attacked the actual Wagner. That appears to be the end of the match, though it’s not clear. Fake LA Park unmasked as – Mascara Sagrada! Demon Clown came out to be helped, with Demon, Park and Wagner all apparently allied and Pirata Morgan going with the tecnicos in the fight. Everyone made challenges – which turned out to be a cage match for the IWRG Heavyweight Title for some reason.

Really big turn out for this show, close to full or actually full judging from the pictures. Maybe the largest crowd since Wagner and Park were here together back in October? As absurd as the cage match bit is – and I still don’t know how the heavyweight title gets included – they should do another strong turnout just based on the names.

Mascara Sagrada explains his action to +LuchaTV (he’d like to be feuding with LA Park), while Dr. Wagner talks up his team with Pirata Morgan. This is what happens you don’t move when LA Park is coming your way.

Rey Escorpion defends the CMLL Light Heavyweight championship in Puebla. Escorpion is probably retaining. The bigger mystery is if Atlantis takes Aguijon Mortal.

Felina Metalika won the new Sanchez Women’s Championship at Arena Neza on Sunday.

Segunda Caida reviews El Hijo del Santo vs Atlantis.

Emperador Azteca has recovered from his injury, wants revenge on Impossile.

Tacubo continues his anti-bullying program.

Random factoid: Queretaro’s “Movimiento Ciudadano” party made 24 thousand pesos running a WWE show in 2013.

Tercera Caida is two hours this week?




IWRG (WED) 06/18/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxy vs Zurdog
2) Látigo & Sky Ángel vs Hijo De La Bestia & Kaling Black
3) Dragón Celestial & Emperador Azteca vs Atomic Star & Electro Boy
4) Alan Extreme, Ciclon Black, Dr. Cerebro vs Canis Lupus, Hip Hop Man, Tony Rivera
5) Black Terry & Golden Magic vs Fuerza Guerrera & Guerrero Mixtico

A Wednesday show. Magic/Fuerza still pair off. Unsure why Neza Boy Ciclon Black is on the tecnico side now, I’ve clearly missed something. Atomic Star’s first unmasked match here.









CMLL (SUN) 06/22/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Magnus & Metatrón vs Camorra & Inquisidor
2) Angelito, Bam Bam, Eléctrico vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Fuego, Oro Jr., Pegasso vs Metálico, Raziel, Virus
4) Blue Panther vs Ephesto [lightning]
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura
6) Máximo, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

Oro/Metalico feud returns. Semimain could be good, and the lightning match is a old Lagunero fight.

No sign of Marcela & Seductora. I thought Marcela might have gotten hurt on a dropkick right before the finish, maybe the weird DQ was just a way of getting out of the match.


CMLL (SUN) 06/22/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Ídolo & Javier Cruz Jr. vs Ángel del Mal & El Yaqui
2) Explosivo & William Rock vs Évola & Jocker
3) El Brillante & Virgo vs Acertijo & Demonio Rojo
4) León Blanco, Sky Kid, Smaker vs Magnum, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Titán vs Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
6) Gallo vs Cavernario, Rey Cometa, Boby Zavala, Black Metal, Sádico, Esfinge, Demonio Maya [cage, hair, mask]

Sadico (who has an Eterno mohawk) and Demonio Maya (who’s masked) seem like the most likely bets here. Remember when Felino and Rey Bucanero were feuding? CMLL doesn’t! That was even a Juicio Final caliber apuesta match…

great match roundup, week of 2014-05-17

Great/Excellent matches

Nothing, though some of the En Busca de un Idolo matches were close

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on Televisa: 2014-05-17
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-05-17 – possibly the worst show of the year.
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-17
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-05-17

Matches To Watch Later
CMLL Puebla: 2014-05-18
taped 2014-05-05 @ Arena Puebla
Asturiano, Blue Center, King Jaguar, Tigre Rojo Jr., Toro Bill Jr. vs Canelo Casas, El Rebelde, Flyer, Hechicero, Star Jr. in a cibernetico match
Black Panther, Cachorro, Stigma vs Boby Zavala, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora:


Virus unstoppable, Psycho beats Texano, Atomic Star unmasked, Casas/Navarro,

photo by Black Terry Jr.

AAA RCH (SAT) 06/14/2014 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)MedioTiempo (5)MedioTiempo (rest)]
1) Arana Negra & Spider Boy b Ironía & Rey Inmortal
bonus match with arena regulars.
2) Atenea Queen & Jet Boy b Rocko & Yuca La Potranquita
Keira (out because she’s trying to get into CMLL) was replaced by Atenea. Men were both surprise wrestlers.
3) Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Fénix b Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain
4) Pentagón Jr. & Sexy Star b Drago & Faby Apache
5) Atomic Star L Araña de PlataLátigoPrincipe DiamanteMatrixPower BullSky ÁngelKalibusOmega (IWRG) [cage, mask]
Omega was added to the match. Luchadors had to fight for 10 minutes before leaving. Arana, Atomic and Latigo were the last three. Arana escaped, Latigo pulled Atomic Star off the cage for a big move, and Latigo escaped to leave Atomic behind. Atomic Star is Osmar Denova Hernandez, 19 years a wrestler, 4 years professional.
6) Psycho Clown b Texano Jr.ZorroCibernético [RCH HEAVY]
New championship. Zorro & Cibernetico were counted out fighting each other, Texano fouled Psycho Clown, Psycho fouled Texano, Psycho got the pin. That wasn’t so hard after all! Psycho challenged Texano to a mask vs hair match.

Not sure if there a few luchadors using Atenea as part of their name, or if there’s just one and no one can remember which noun is attached to her name. (Guessing the latter.) A bit of surprise for Atomic Boy to lose his mask, but maybe he wasn’t sure when he’d get this kind of opportunity. Psycho Clown actually beating Texano for a title kind is counter productive to the story AAA’s trying to tell, so acknowledging that result in anyway (even by showing the belt) is probably a bad idea. Kind of hoping they do anyway.

Cara Lucha (SAT) 06/14/2014 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Estrellas del RingFuria de TitanesThe Gladiatores]
1) Rayostar & Skyman b Dragon Kick & Magnetico
2) Broken Clown, Dave The Clown, Rothen Clown b Fishman Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr.
3) Akuma & Demus 3:16 b Belial & Impulso
4) Dragón Rojo Jr. b Zumbi
World Cup preview match, with Dragon Rojo winning it for the home team.
5) Felino, Puma (CMLL), Tiger DDQ Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
Casas took fall 1, Navarros the second, and Trauma 2 fouled Tiger as Tiger fouled Trauma in the third for the DDQ. Everyone talked rematch.

This indy group wants to run regular CMLL vs Independent matches. I guess Zumbi’s back to being an independent again – and Hijo del Pirata is working semimains without a contract? Maybe someone just got away with something here, don’t tell CMLL. On the same note, Rafael el Maya was referee for this show – or at least was supposed to be. He refereed the early matches, then came out later in the show to explain he was not refereeing any match with CMLL luchadors to avoid problems with the promotion – he didn’t want the CMLL luchadors to run into issues about having a match with someone who worked for AAA last week. Maya’s son refereed in his place. Maya isn’t listed as referee on the AAA TV cards going forward; it’d be unfortunate if he didn’t end up with an AAA spot and couldn’t work outside shows with CMLL wrestlers at the same time, but he had to know that was a risk before he agreed to work the Verano show.

Dragon Rojo is a huge soccer fan on Twitter and surely hopes his team does the same to Brazil on Tuesday.


Virus’ win

CMLL (SUN) 06/15/2014 Arena México [CMLL, LuchaWorld]
1) Flyer & Starman b Espanto Jr. & Zayco Flyer & Starman vs Espanto Jr. & Zayco, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela DQ Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Vaquerita replaced Lluvia on Monday. Tecnicas took 1/3, Seductora DQed for refusing to stop pulling Marcela’s hair.
3) Blue Panther, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. b Kráneo, Morphosis, Olímpico Blue Panther, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. vs Kraneo, Morphosis, Olipico, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys Angel de Oro, La Mascara, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3 despite La Mascara not getting along with his teammates.
5) Virus © b Fuego [CMLL SLDance from CMLL on Terra on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan) Virus u00a9 vs Fuego for the CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
This match was preceded by a long edecan dance number for Father’s Day. Seconds were Stuka & Vangellys. Virus submitted Fuego (in what was originally seemed like a cradle) in the first. Fuego pinned Virus in the second (after the referee refused to count a previous attempt for being almost under the ropes.) Virus defeated Fuego in the third with the Gori Special into a mecedora into a campana. Virus’ 6th defense.
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Valiente b Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja, Ultimo Guerrero, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when UG suddenly pulled Atlantis’ mask. Usual tease of the mask match happening really soon.

Virus versus Fuego was very good. His ones from earlier this year were slightly better – Virus threw out a rematch challenge To Titan after this one, which everyone would be okay with – and my memory is the previous Fuego challenge was also better, but this was a good/great match in itself. First two falls were almost entirely on the mat. That’s a challenge at all times, but directly followed beautiful women in skimpy clothes dancing around here. There crowd could’ve gotten restless and tuned out, but Fuego & Virus kept them intersted and they were very invested into the finish. Virus retaining the championship leaves open the possibility of an upcoming defense against any of the Dragon Lee/Cachorro/Cavernario En Busca de un Idolo semifinalists – they could all pass for lightweight as much as Fuego, and they would all have the winner versus rival coach hook.

If anyone else cares about me, his championship was always called “ligero” tonight – super’s definitely been dropped. (Until, like so many spellings of Sugehit and Dallys, they change their minds again.)

Women’s match was the second best match on otherwise forgettable show, though Marcela/Seductora does not sound promising. They’ve done that before in Puebla, actually, which would make twice for that title match and zero for Marcela/Zeuxis.

En Busca de un Idolo poll as of around 11pm tonight

81711 Hechicero
17159 Cachorro
 3431 Dragon Lee
 1162 Cavernario

Cachorro being ahead by that much = anything can happen, but Cachorro probably should be going thru. Really, this tournament isn’t as much in the hands of the fan as the hands of whoever responsible for converting votes into poll points.

The big news from the IWRG show tonight is Vampiro may no longer be IWRG heavyweight champion. I’m sorry, I should’ve made sure you were sitting down first, hope you’re ok. Challenges set up a Wagner, Park, Mascara Sagrada, Hijo del Pirata Morgan, Demon Clown and Hijo de Dos Caras cage match for the (presumably vacnat) IWRG Heavyweight Championship. It’s tough to decide a heavyweight champion in a cage match, but IWRG has actually done exactly this before – Tabu won the heavyweight title when he was the second to last person out of the cage, which would be the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of it didn’t sound like they were actually going to do it again (even stupider!)  That was also a Wagner Promotions (Silver King) produced show, which seems a clue about who might be behind these suddenly more expensive Sunday shows.

Not sure if that’s the greatest crew to pick a new champion, since they’ve got three guys who won’t be around and probably won’t be interested in losing (Sagrada possibly excepted), one guy who is middleweight champion, one guy who is very green, and one guy who is very awful. IWRG did draw a big house, but it’s always for the names and never for the booking.

Blue Demon is listed as working an indy show on 08/17, which would mean no TripleMania for him. However, Blue Demon says he’s never been asked to work that show.

Aeroboy lost in the first round of the King of the Death Match tournament, but was announced as returning to CZW soon.

Rob has highlights of 03/18/14 CMLL and mid August 2001 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Super Libre has Al Carrillo, Pantera, and Dragon Rojo Jr. as guests. Thrill to Pantera’s latest reasoning for still wrestling with his mask.

CMLL has their promo for next Friday and their second promo for Juicio Final.

Lover_Ice returns with a new NotiLover news update.

+LuchaTV asks the fans what they think about the new Rush, Sombra, Mascara trio.

There’s a pictorial book of Juarez lucha libre and bullfighting said to be coming out this Winter.

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