06/20 AAA TV Results (Puebla) – Psycho vs Texano, mask vs hair, set for TripleMania

AAA TV (FRI) 06/20/2014 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Puebla [AAA]
1) Faby Apache, Ludxor, Venum b El Apache, Mamba, Sexy Star
Faby beat Sexy Star with a Tiger suplex.
2) Aerostar, Alebrije, Niño Hamburguesa b Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr., Súper Fly
La Sociedad ran in after the match (on THIS tecnico trio) so Texano could yell at the crowd. Psycho Clown ran them off.
3) Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain b Australian Suicide, Drago, Joe Lider
Daga submitted Suicide with a Mata Leon after Pentagon Jr. got involved.
4) Angélico, Electroshock, Fénix b Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pentagón Jr.
Fenix beat Pentagon Jr. after Australian Suicide
5) Cibernético, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown b Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Zorro
Myzteziz had Averno in La Mistica but all the rudos ran in before for the DQ before Averno submitted. Texano accepted the hair versus mask challenge for TripleMania. Tecnicos ran off the rudos to end the show.

Air Date: 06/28 – top 3 or 4 will air, opener’s surely airing only on YouTube.

Seemed pretty likely AAA was actually doing the hair/mask match after the Verano de Escandalo promos, and that looks to be the semimain on the big show. The only way Psycho Clown is losing that is if AAA believes the gimmick is holding the wrestler back, and I doubt they believe that’s the situation. It’s going to be a weird situation for the world champion to lose a singles match on the biggest show of the year and still be the world’s champion, but it looks like the decision was made long ago to sacrifice the value of that title to build up the apuesta match. (That also means we’re likely to see this match once more before the end of the year.)

Pentagon and Australian Suicide are also feuding as if they’re having a TripleMania mask match, but that one seems unlikely as is – they’re not important enough to have a singles match, and they’re not going to do two straight ones of those. Rob brought up the idea of doing a cage match with them and the rest of the assorted midcarders and that’s probably the best bet. It’s also possible AAA just does one apuesta match and not much else, like the rest of the big shows of late.

Next taping is next Friday in Queretaro.

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Cavernario wins En Busca de un Idolo, Atlantis win Leyenda de Azul

 

Cavernario wins

CMLL (FRI) 06/20/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Kamaitachi & Shigeo Okumura b Hombre Bala Jr. & Tritón Hombre Bala Jr. & Triton vs Kamaitachi & Shigeo Okumura, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3 in a good match.
2) La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany b Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugheit  (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudas took 1/3. Princesas continued to feud, with Blanca using the ropes to beat Sugheit.
3) Delta, Stuka Jr., Titán b Pólvora, Puma, Tiger Delta, Stuka Jr., Titan vs Polvora, Puma, Tiger, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Delta replaced Rey Cometa. Tecnicos took 2/3 in a great match.
4) Cavernario b Hechicero [En Busca de un Idolo, final (posted by thecubsfan)
Top two finishes from En Busca de un Idolo (Dragon Lee finished 3rd, Cachorro finished 4th). Cavernario defeated Hechicero in a great match by escaping from a Hechicero lift into a sleeper and then into the cavernaria.
5) Atlantis b La SombraRushMr. NieblaSuper PorkyLa MáscaraMáximoValienteShockerTerribleÚltimo GuerreroRey BucaneroDragón Rojo Jr.EuforiaRey EscorpiónVangellys[Leyenda de Azul]
Battle royal set teams. Eliminations: Vangellys, Rey Escorpion, La Sombra, Euforia, Super Porky, Mr. Niebla, Terrible, Dragon Rojo, Shocker, Maximo, Rey Bucanero, Valiente, La Mascara and Rush, leaving Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis. They ripped each other’s mask and Atlantis grabbed the ropes for leverage on a pin to beat Ultimo Guerrero.

Crowd seemed up from last week (which also seemed up.) I’m not exactly sure why – it’d be neat if En Busca de un Idolo was the reason but I’m still doubtful a lot of people are seeing it. Crowd was into the matches during the Terra show, which was one of the best ones of those they’ve aired.

Cavernario got caught on the post trying his apron thru the corner tope a couple minutes into the match, falling short of Hechicero. Hechicero didn’t sell the (non-existent) contact, stomping Cavernario and establishing himself as the rudo in the match just by acknowledging the mistake. They got the crowd back soon after (Cavernario came back to get in his top rope splash to the floor) and had them the rest of the way. There were people rooting for Cavernario, but there was also a strong positive reaction for Hechicero winning. The spot at the end was Hechicero lifting up Cavernario for an off the shoulder flapjack – same thing he used to set up his win against Cachorro last week – but Cavernario escaping into a sleeper and craftily turning that into a cavernaria for the win. This was a great match to end a great tournament.

Everyone got trophies, but there’s no mention of where they go from here. Cavernario’s in line for a title shot based on recent years, but it’s not certain who it would be against – most likely Titan. The runner up the last few years has ended up one of the top factions – Euforia left the Cancerberos to join the Guerreros, Valiente became part of Estetas del Aire – and there are obvious groups Hechicero could join.

It’s tough to put anything by CMLL after last year, but they’re very much signaling Ultimo Guerrero versus Atlantis will happen and will happen soon. They’ll sell out and maybe repair some bridges if they actually do it, but there’s no telling with them.

Tercera is worth checking out too.

Segunda Caida calls the En Busca de un Idolo final Must See.

The Gladiatores posts their last interview with Tony Sugar.

More boxing tomorrow in Arena Mexico.

+LuchaTV has Tiger & Puma hyping up a mask match with the Traumas which will never happen.

CMLL put up their own cut of the Informa show.

Lineup

IWRG (WED) 06/25/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Sky Ángel vs Electro Boy
2) Alfa & Omega vs Hijo De La Bestia & Kaling Black
3) Ciclon Black & Dragón Celestial vs Anubis Black & Zurdog
4) Alan Extreme, Emperador Azteca, Metaleon vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Guerrero Mixtico, Tony Rivera

Apolo and Cerebro pick up their feud. Could the semimain be good? (I have no idea Metaleon.)

CMLL (FRI) 06/27/2014 Arena México
1) Robin & Starman vs Inquisidor & Súper Comando
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Cachorro, Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Negro Casas, Soberano Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr., Hechicero, Star Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Virus [En Busca de un Idolo, cibernetico]
4) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
5) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Shocker vs La Sombra, Rush, Último Guerrero [Relevos Increíbles]

It’s a never ending sequence of Relevos Increibles (until they just officially turn some people.) Semimain could be fun, not sure if that airs on Terra or not. You really get a sense of how out gunned Team Virus is when you see the names together there. Princesas continue to feud – announcers are talking mask/hair but they’re not doing in ring promos to do that.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-05-25

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taped 2014-05-16 @ Arena México
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En Busca de un Idolo final, AAA in Puebla, Fuerza defeats Magic

IWRG (WED) 06/18/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG Facebook, The Gladiatores]
1) Zurdog b Galaxy
2) Látigo & Sky Ángel b Hijo De La Bestia & Kaling Black
3) Dragón Celestial & Emperador Azteca b Atomic Star & Electro Boy
4) Canis Lupus, Hip Hop Man, Tony Rivera b Alan Extreme, Ciclon Black, Dr. Cerebro
No idea why Ciclon Black is now on the tecnico side. A man in an Electro Boy mask ran in and hit Dr. Cerebro with a piece of dry wall. Team Neza picked up the win, and the man unmasked to reveal – Apolo Estrada Jr.
5) Fuerza Guerrera & Guerrero Mixtico b Black Terry & Golden Magic
Tecnicos took the first, rudos took the second (both when the other side was winning most of the fall.) Terry & Mixtico double pinned in the third, and Fuerza snuck in a foul on Magic to win.

So Fuerza is going to beat Golden Magic every single time except for the title match (where Magic got sort of a fluke win.) Can’t imagine why there are no new stars.

Tonight’s CMLL show is main evented by a 16 man Leyenda de Azul, probably a cibernetico. There’s nothing super meaningful about this match; it’s tended to be used to give wins to second tier guys to try to move them up a little – La Mascara is more likely to win than La Sombra, for instance. There are current feuds being followed up here – the Indeseables vs Casas/Shocker (and maybe Niebla), Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero, even Escorpion/Maximo could come back again.

Rey Bucanero believes TRT will be able to work together to win Leyenda de Azul.

The two months En Busca de un Idolo tournament comes to end in the Terra portion of the show, with Cavernario facing Hechicero in the final. I’ve already wrote a lot about the tournament (and wrote more about Cavernario and Hechicero over on tumblr) so the only thing left to say is to pick a winner. My guess is Cavernario, keeping his winning ways thru the tournament, but it feels like no more than 55/45 bet. I’m rooting just for those two to finish off the tournament with another match at the level of the rest of the tournament – the whole competition deserves a good ending.

Video promos: Cavernario and Hechicero  hype the final, while Blue Panther talks to Cachorro about not making the final.

The Terra show also has a very good bonus match, with Tiger, Puma and Polvora facing Stuka, Titan and Rey Cometa. That’ll be a bunch of gifs all on it’s own. The rest of the undercard includes another Princesa/Princesa match and a Fiebre Amarilla/Triton/Bala tag match to open.

There hasn’t been much to say about AAA since Verano de Escandalo, but that’ll change tonight. AAA is back to taping TV in Puebla tonight. They’re running the indoor (and smaller) Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo building and should pack 4,000 in it for the first Myzteziz match in Puebla in five years. He teams with Cibernetico and Psycho Clown to face Averno, Perro Aguayo and the returning Zorro.

These post-Verano de Escandalo shows do not reveal any specific plans for TripleMania so far, but this card has a weirder mix in the midcard than most. The random tecnico trio of Angelico, Fenix and Electroshock take on Consejo’s Fantasma, Mascara Ano 2000 with Pentagon Jr. Anarquia team up in the terecra, facing Drago, Joe Lider and Australian Suicide (not facing Pentagon Jr., but still figure on something since they’re on the same card.) The new Alebrije works in his hometown as part of a Super Fly vs Aerostar feud – but Aerostar won’t be teaming with the Cadetes, since they’re they’re opener instead.

Zorro hypes tonight’s main event. Zorro says there people hate him or love him but never ignore him. It sure seems like Zorro’s been ignored the last couple of months.

Mesias promo on Jeff Jarrett from TV. I would totally be okay with Jarrett and Mesias’ feud existing only in YouTube promos – I won’t even complain about the match at the end if there are no Jarrett matches prior.

Tony Sugar has passed away.

Rob has highlights of 03/28/14 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida watches Marco Corleone vs Universo 2000.

Impulso vs Belial has been added to the 07/20 ChilangaMask show.

Sin Cara will be part of a show at Arena Lopez Mateos on 08/16, the day prior to TripleMania.

Shocker & Negro Casas are #1 on this week’s CMLL Top 10.

Sombra is selling shirts and masks via gmail.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Mil Mascaras vs Kamala, when Mil was only old and not yet elderly.

Fuego en el Ring interviews Estrella Explosiva, neglects to mention her name in the interview. I don’t know what it means when I can identify indy luchadoras by pictures alone, but it doesn’t read like a good thing.

Skayde and Solar will be in Chicago on 07/06. I have no idea where Arena Jammba is (or that there was one), but they have an address so it’s a maybe. It’s listed on the poster as a singles match, but is unlikely.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-05-24

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taped 2014-05-13 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
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06/20-22 lucha times

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== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Second half of Verano de Escandalo: Cadetes, Cruiserweights and Myzteziz’s first AAA TV match.

(In big news: Thrusday has become the first day where I could spell Myzteziz correctly without looking it up.)

== CMLL ==

FOX2: Tag Title match, Guerreros vs Atlantis/Maximo/Super Porky.

This show is only listed on Fox Sports 2 at the time. Maybe it’s just a World Cup thing, but I believe I saw an article about (Mexico’s) Fox Sports 2 being turned into a combat sport focused channel and lucha fits in that. I don’t know the exact difference in reach of Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, but there’s obviously a dropoff. En Tu Tele lists a lot less cable/satellite systems for Fox Sports 2. I’m sure the C3 show has the biggest reach now (and there’s even more incentive to work out a deal with TV Azteca.)

52MX: Nothing in particular, so probaly a four match show. Guerreros/Shocker vs Indeseable as the main event, Stuka and Malefico feuding in the undercard.

Claro: Fuego vs Virus.

C3: Fuego/Valeinte/Volador vs Ephesto/Gran/Casas

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Back to Sunday at 5PM (right up with Terra, with a larger than usual chance of me missing both – this show does rerun on Monday.)

Lucha Azteca: Sombra vs Volador

Terra Friday: En Busca de un Idolo, other fun stuff.

Terra Sunday: Maximo, Porky, Volador vs Revolucionarios. Oro and Metalico back in the segunda.

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: They’re sticking with Tuesday shows of late, so more Mr. Nice.

IWRG (LAS/AYM): They’re sticking with Wedneday shows, so less Demon Clown and more Fuerza Guerrera.

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great match roundup, week of 2014-05-24

Great/Excellent matches
taped 2014-05-16 @ Arena México
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-24
Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero © vs Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. for the CMLL World Trios Championship – Great

I’m also generally underrating the En Busca de un Idolo matches.

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on UTDN: 2014-05-29
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-05-25
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-05-24

Matches To Watch Later
IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-05-28
taped 2014-05-21 @ Arena Naucalpan
Hijo De La Bestia vs Imposible for the mask.

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Cavernario vs Hechicero in En Busca de un Idolo final, Myzteziz to Naucalpan

IWRG’s posted photos of last night’s show, but no results.

AAA lists a 07/02 show here (where IWRG are mentioned with their luchadors.) I’d assume that’s an RCH show – Invasion AAA is listed on the page. It’d be Myzteziz’s first match in the building since 2007, where he was also facing Black Warrior. Not sure if Bogeman will make the show. Averno and Warrior also haven’t been back here since 2007.

Last night’s CMLL Informa announced Caveranrio will face Hechiero in the final of the En Busca de un Idolo tournament this Friday. The announcement is at the very end of the show (with JCR dragging it out for non existent rating points.)

All four finalists were on stage for the announcement. No one was particularly surprised when Hechicero was announced first, but it seemed like the luchadors did not know which one had finished second until it was announced. (The production people were tipped off, they accidentally went to this close up of Cavernario before his name was announced.) Cavernario and Hechicero hyped up the match and were respectful towards each other to end the show.

The final point standings

250 Hechicero (31 week 3 fan poll)
202 Cavernario (40)
198 Dragon Lee (32)
195 Cachorro (37)

The fan poll points don’t fit with the results we saw. Hechicero had the 1st amount of votes, but was given the fourth amount of points. That doesn’t really change anything since Hechicero was already in. Everyone else is in the same order and actually closer than I estimated given their separation in raw votes – the exact numbers are off, but the outcome does not seem like it changed. Cavernario would’ve been the final any way.

It’s possible CMLL might have finally solved the problem of people voting multiple times, but it would’ve required rewriting the voting script they’ve used the last few years on the fly, and only right before the finish (when it really didn’t affect anyone but Hechicero, and when CMLL hasn’t done anything like that previously.) It’s more likely CMLL just decided what numbers they wanted or they did some weird inexplicable math. CMLL’s done weird inexplicable math with the poll results every time, but they’ve almost always kept the order the same – until now.

I would prefer a system where someone advances based simply on win/loss. I actually got that system this year. These four had the four best records in the first round, and Cavernario and Hechicero had the best record in the second round (2-1). Those wins made a huge difference: had Cachorro or Dragon Lee won last Friday, they would be wrestling this Friday.

Cavernario has the best record overall (7-3) and his only loss this round was a disqualification loss to Cachorro after he had already won that match. (Note that Cachorro beat Cavernario both rounds, and then throw that note in the trash because it’ll never be brought up again.) Cavernario’s the guy CMLL is picking when they can make that sort of decision, and they get to make that sort of decision on Friday.

(for the second straight week, CMLL used my video of Informa for their Facebook.)

Last night had a double edition of Tercera Caida. The first show had Ludark as guest, the second included the Mexican Powers. There’s even one two after the show videos for about two and half hours of video.

Sin Cara drew a full house to Arena Aficion Tuesday, teaming with La Parka to beat Silver King & Averno. That appears to be his first match in the building since December 2009. The mystery luchadora I thought might be someone new coming in turned out to be Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., who does not appear to be a woman.

La Park & Cibernetico were part of the Carnaval Carolina in Charlotte this weekend. Parka is quoted as saying “all of AAA will be in the US this year” and Cibernetico says he’ll have a match in the US soon.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and a recap of this week’s En Busca de un Idolo.

+LuchaTV talks to Super Bolido about his injury.

Psycho Circus won a three way trios match over the Inferno Rockers & and a Consejo/Daga team on the show honoring Mini Chessman.

Kalakita defeated Platita to win the Morelos Featherweight Championship.

R de Rudo looks at AAA people who haven’t appeared on TV much of late. No Atomic Boy update!

Averno says he’s better than Psycho Clown, Cibernetico and Myzteziz put together.

Agencia de Noticas SLP talks about how the local AAA promoter came to be.

Some of Bolivia’s Los Cholitas appear to be part of a tour package.

An interview with new Puebla luchador Yolli, who’s training under Tarahumara. He says he was inspired by Psicosis and Super Elektra (Lasser.)

AAA has a lineup for September already! The summer is moving fast.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Jinzo, Super Crazy, Nieto del Santo (back for the summer) and Rocky Lobo made it to NOAH. Rocky Lobo brought a few masks.

Stardom officially announced Star Fire as working 5 Star GP 2014 tournament. It’s a normal league, with two blocks of five wrestlers, running from August 24 to September 23. Dark Angel participated last year.

Wrestling New Classic essentially shut down yesterday, with all their male wrestlers moving to Wrestle-1. Hijo del Pantera, who’s been training in WNC the last couple of years, had also already been working for Wrestle-1 so it’s really not much of a change for him. The women wrestlers are said to be moving to REINA, but REINA was barely running any shows before WNC partnered with them to prop them up. There’s already been 2-4 times where it seemed like REINA was going to stop running shows and they kept going on, so I supposed they will here too.

Lineup

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CMLL (TUE) 06/24/2014 Arena México
1) Metatrón & Molotov vs Camorra & Zayco
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Hijo del Signo
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia vs Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Gallo © vs Arkángel de la Muerte [FULL HEAVY]
second defense.
5) Stuka Jr., Super Porky, Tritón vs Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
6) Fuego, Máximo, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Ripper

Mr. Aguila in a main event! I’m sure that’ll go great. Gallo and Arkangel finally have their title match, which Arkangel actually has to win at some point. Hechicero is working the semimain, but it’s tough to know that that means for him outside Martes de Nuevo Valores. Zeuxis/Marcela feud not existent.

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LI (FRI) 07/11/2014 Arena Querétaro
1) Esther Moreno & Lady Apache vs Miss Janeth & Tania
2) Ojo De Tigre & Viento Negro vs Rambo & Shu el Guerrero
3) Asteroide, Gato Rodriguez, Jinete Del Espacio, Rey Cometa Sr. vs Dr. Darkman, Furia Dorada, Universitario, Zarpa De Tigre
4) Aguila Solitaria, Kendo, Pantera vs Fuerza Guerrera, Negro Navarro, Scorpio Jr.
5) Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 vs Canek, El Fantasma, Villano IV

All legends show, including Queretaro legends in the tercera. (The current Rey Cometa is meant to be Rey Cometa Jr., but the Jr. got dropped last decade.)

Canek turned 62 today. We don’t have a birthdate for Fantasma (he’s a ghost, it’s hard) but the average age of everyone else in that main event is 56.6. I’m sure they’ll put on a fascinating athletic competition.

 

 

 

 

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

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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)
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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.

Lineups

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IWRG

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.

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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.

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