Cavernario and Titan. There’s a million GIFs to follow.
CMLL (MON) 06/08/2015 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque]
1) Demus 3:16, Mini Joker, Saurón b Astro, Fantasy, Shockercito
Mini Joker won in his debut. Demus beat Shockercito.
2) Asturiano, Magnus, Rey Samuray b Disturbio, Fuerza Chicana, Policeman
Recap notes Magnus applied a tremendous “finality” on Disturbio for the win.
3) Fuego, Titán, Tritón b Cancerbero, King Jaguar, Raziel
4) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo
UG used the ropes to beat Altantis.
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión b Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Revolucionarios won, challenged for a title match next week.
Finality is a great word I will use more often.
CMLL posted changes to it’s lineups for this week on it’s website, and there’s an additional few hidden in the lineup post on Terra. The big news is the return of Diamante Azul, who hasn’t been seen in CMLL since November. I was told he went to Europe to spend time with his family there – CMLL’s cover story was he was wrestling there, but there’s no sign of that. There was a report Azul didn’t even tell CMLL he was leaving. He’s back now and immediately in the main event on Friday night. Azul, Volador and Valiente are the new main event opposition for the Ingobernables, with the Hijos del Infierno now being given night off. It’s a rare instance of the Ingobernables actually fighting tecnicos, something that’s seemed obvious but CMLL has avoided.
There’s smaller changes: Brazo de Plata replaces Fuego on Friday, Aereo is now listed in Acero’s place on Saturday, and Naito & Negro Casas replace La Mascara & Barbaro Cavernario on Sunday. Cavernario is currently only scheduled in Guadalajara today this week. Molotov vs Metalico and Soberano vs Hijo de Signo matches have also been added to Saturday, and a note on Facebook mentions the women’s cibernetico is meant to be a #1 contenders match for Marcela’s title. Finally doing the Dark Angel title match on the non-televised show would be the ultimate troll move (but might actually draw.)
That’s not the end of the adjustments – Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero and Rayo de Jalisco are off the AULL Anniversary show. All had been advertised for quite some time, and AULL is saying this was out of their control. CMLL pulled Atlantis from the ChilangaMask show because they wanted All Elite to have the first Octagon/Atlantis team, and that might be part of the reason here. Pagano replaced Ultimo Guerrero in the main event, which is quite the quality change. Arena Lopez Mateos has had previous recent issues with booking CMLL luchadors, with CMLL taking the rare (for them) of responding by saying AULL didn’t go thru the right procedure. It wouldn’t make sense for all that to happen to again, but maybe it did.
(CMLL hands out the bookings for the week on Mondays, that’s why all these things come out Monday night.)
Today’s CMLL show was not changed much – which is odd, because it still seems they’re short a match. At any rate, the announced main event is a trio of Jalisco luchadors – Dragon Lee, Mistico and Titan – taking on Ripper, Polovora & Kamitachi, in what might be a really fun match. Tonight’s En Busca de un Idolo matches are Esfinge vs Flyer in a battle of young aerial tecnicos and Blue Panther Jr. versus Disturbio, where Disturbio figure to both lose and look better than the bigger luchador. Panther has some glowing shoulder pads now, tho’. If Terra starts the feed at the start of the show (7:30pm), it’s worth tuning into see Super Comando & Artillero versus Bengala & Molotov.
Carlito was announced for the 07/05 Arena Coliseo Monterrey show. It’s not a coincidence big names are being both announced and teased for an indy show next month during the week prior to Verano de Escandalo.
CHIKARA’s snakeman (mansnake?) Ophidan will appear on the July 19th Coacalco show.
RobViper has highlights of 02/10/15 CMLL.
+LuchaTV has highlights of Rey Misterio II, Hijo de Rey Misterio, Misterioso Jr. vs the Traumas and Blood Eagle from Tijuana.
Segunda Caida reviews early 2015 CMLL.
SuperLuchas looks back at a show with a middleweight title defense and angry Koreans.
IWRG (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Kanon & Mr. Leo vs Araña de Plata Jr. & Picudo Jr.
2) Dragón Celestial & Vaquero Jr. vs Black Sugar & Electro Boy
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo © vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro [EdM Trios]
Gringos VIP 8th defense. They’ve been champions since September 2013.
4) Danny Casas, Diva Salvaje, X-Fly vs Eterno, Hip Hop Man, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Masamune, Pantera, Veneno vs Heddi Karaoui, Pirata Morgan, Silver King
Masamune is not coming back simply for the DTU bookings – he turns up in IWRG here as well for something of an interenational card (Heddi Karoui from France, Hip Hop Man from Argentina, X-Fly from parts unknown.) Thinking the third match is a title change, since they’ve stopped using the Gringos as much.
CMLL (MON) 06/15/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Astral, Astro, Principe Diamante vs Ares, Demus 3:16, Mini Joker
2) Lestat, Pegasso, Starman vs Disturbio, King Jaguar, Policeman
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. © vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión [CMLL TRIOS]
Sky Team’s second defense
Debut for Principe Diamante, who’s been spotted on the All Elite shows. He’s gotten to work with the first/second match guys on those, which is a better spot for his career than being put with the minis.
The local vets from the last few shows are gone here. Maybe the trios title match is all Puebla gets of an Anniversary show this year?
ALL ELITE (SUN) 06/28/2015 Arena México
1) Emperador Azteca & Imposible vs Blue Panther Jr. & The Panther
2) Rayman & Sagrado vs Ángel de Oro & Golden Magic
3) ? & Zumbi vs Hechicero & Super Crazy
4) Heddi Karaoui & Hernandez vs La Máscara & Marco Corleone
5) Atlantis & Octagón vs Fuerza Guerrera & Último Guerrero
6) ? & Volador Jr. vs ?? & Rush
Full card for this show, which was pushed back two weeks from the original date. The silhouette next to Volador Jr. looks like Dr. Wagner. Not sure what this means for Claro Sports, since they avoided showing any of the indy guys last time All Elite took over the show.
YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7QQNJ5ymPtuNddo6Smy-TEh
En Busca de un Idolo playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_GpQ_jv0B3arMLCl5TSXzbK8CTFpT_Lk
The plan is for Casas/Volador to turn up in the next couple days.
AAA TV (FRI) 07/10/2015 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Puebla
1) Dinastía, Mini Drago, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown
2) ? & Niño Hamburguesa vs Carta Brava & Taya Valkyrie
3) ? & Argenis vs Daga & Steve Pain
4) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown vs Electroshock & Hijo de Pirata Morgan and Australian Suicide & Jack Evans and Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria
5) Aerostar, Drago, Myzteziz vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
6) El Patrón Alberto vs Brian Cage vs El Mesías [bull terrier]
Air Date: 08/08 & 08/15
This is unexpected: they only just mentioned the existence of this show on AAA TV this week, and there’s a card out a month ahead of time. This is 3 tapings after the one this weekend (Verano de Escandalo) and may not air until after TripleMania. It also looks like it could be building up TripleMania. It’s hard to say, what with this not airing for two months and all.
Also unexpected is how often Alberto’s working AAA TV tapings. After missing out on Rey de Reyes, he’s going to work 9 of the next 11, facing Cage just about every time out. Mesias is added to the mix here. Mesias putting his hair up soon would make sense if the belief is he’ll be switching to Mil Muertes in Mexico sometime soon, but who knows. This is a post of me throwing up my hands and figuring it’ll all make more sense later.
Semimain would be really good if Holocausto can trap Cibernetico backstage again.
Fourth match combines two feuds (Circus/Holocausto and Jack/Anglieco stand-in Suicide vs Secta) unexpectedly.
Is this Steve Pain’s 3rd return? I’ve lost track. Perhaps the mystery person here is whoever is teaming with Myzteziz back in Orizaba on the 27th? The mystery luchador in the second match is surely the same person who keeps getting listed as a mystery person in the other shows.
This seems like it ought to be the last taping in July, since they’d be so far ahead this point – but It’d be odd to go 3+ weeks without a taping. Maybe one more late in the month that’s sort of lame duck? On the other hand, the next card to be announced might just be TripleMania. Either way, I’d expect it’ll be a while.
IWRG (SUN) 06/07/2015 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr),Estrellas del Ring, Mano a Mano]
1) Araña de Plata & Atomic Star b Aeroman & Alas de Acero
follow up to the FILL match, with Atomic Star beating Aeroman.
2) Metaleón, Skayde, Vaquero Jr. b Black Sugar, Dowki, Imposible
Vaquero & Black Sugar are (presumably) the luchadors of the same name from Jalisco, randomly in IWRG.
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Apolo Estrada, El Hijo del Diablo, Hip Hop Man
Cerebro and Apolo are back to feuding. Terrible Cerberos want a title shot.
4) Alan Extreme, Eterno, Heddi Karaoui b Súper Nova, Veneno, X-Fly
Alan Extreme reappeared as sub for Canis Lupus! Heddi Karaoui also returned.
5) Bello Kaligula L Diva Salvaje, Dios Atenea, Estrella Divina, Demasiado,Chica Ye-Ye, Vanely, Miss Gaviota, Cristal, Sexy Girl [cage, mask]
Bello Kaligula (debuting) lost his mask to Diva Salvaje. Kaligula is Mario Robrto Martinez Sanchez, from DF, 19 years old, 3 years a wrestler. Dios Atenea also debuted and others made their first appearance in IWRG in some time.
That’s not just the first IWRG match for Bello Kailgula, that’s the only match I can find for someone useing that name. What a historic event.
SlingTV has launched a group of latino packages for US viewers. The main $12/month package would give you access to Unimas (Spanish language version of Lucha Underground), Azteca (CMLL), and Teleformula (+LuchaTV, at least in theory.) The Latino package I get from Comcast – which also includes WAPA, 52MX and Multimedios – is about $17/month, so it seems like a decent discount. Sling alsos has an English language $20/month package that includes El Rey.
Rey Mysterio Jr. posted a series of Twitter messages supporting the Green Party in yesterday’s election. It seemed to be part of a campaign to get celebrities to post supportive messages. It turned out that talking about politics on Twitter got harsh responses. The Green party ended up with an increased amount of seats, enough to apparently form a majority with ally party PRI.
A US group called Clutch City Productions will be promoting the 07/05 Arena Coliseo Monterrey show. The Facebook promo pushes the group using Alberto, Hernandez and AJ Styles on their US shows, though no one’s specifically advertised for this one yet.
Segunda Caida writes about Bestia Salvaje, Emilio Charles Jr., Último Guerrero vs Black Warrior, Satánico, Shocker.
Ohtani’s Jacket reviews Satanico vs Sangre Chicana from 1983.
CMLL (SAT) 06/13/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Acero vs Pequeño Nitro
2) Astral vs Pequeño Olímpico
3) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Canelo Casas
4) Dark Angel vs Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, La Vaquerita, Tiffany, Dalys, Zeuxis, La Seductora [cibernetico]
5) Atlantis, Máximo, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
Semimain is Zeuxis’ return from ankle injury. Cibernetico on Sabado Retros is odd, possibly setting up a Zeuxis title match. (She made it all the way back without them stripping the title from her!)
CMLL (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena México
1) Magnus & Robin vs Camorra & Cholo
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Luciferno
4) Stuka Jr. vs Virus [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Shocker, Terrible
Stuka/Virus could be an interesting lightning match and tercera could be good. CMLL weirdness is not making Hechicero part of the Hijos del Infierno but teaming him up with them at every chance.
CMLL (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Capitan Cobra & Mr. Apolo vs Mercenario & Mr. Brisa
2) Nube Roja & Toro Negro vs El Chakal & Évola
3) Metatrón & Reycko vs Joker & Sádico
4) Exterminador, Flash I, Maléfico vs Pepe Aguayo, Pitbull I, Pitbull II
5) Esfinge vs Sansón, Gallo, Ráfaga, Forastero, Rey Trueno, Magnum, Flash II, Espectrum, Infierno, El Cuatrero, Virgo [cage, mask, hair]
Hey, it’s the cage match I thought was happening, just in a different arena with a whole bunch of different people. No results from Guadalajara on Sunday (outside of Silueta keeping her title) but people have been running in on the main event for weeks so this is a logical outcome. No idea what’s meant to be going on in the semimain.
Changing the format…
|excellent||Titán © vs Bárbaro Cavernario for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship||CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-05-09||2015-05-03|
|great||Aerostar vs Jack Evans||Lucha Underground: 2015-05-13||2015-02-22|
|great||Fénix vs Sexy Star, the Mack, Killshot, Cage, King Cuerno, Pentagón Jr. [Aztec Medaillion]||Lucha Underground: 2015-05-13||2015-02-22|
|good||Angélico & Jack Evans vs Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria||AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-09||2015-04-30|
|good||Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. © vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero for the CMLL World Trios Championship||CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-09||2015-04-28|
|good||Negro Casas & Shocker © vs Atlantis & Blue Panther for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-09||2015-05-05|
|ok||Fénix vs Electroshock and Hijo del Fantasma [Copa Victoria Mexico Team 2 Selection]||AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-09||2015-04-30|
|ok||Angélico, El Patrón Alberto, Jack Evans vs Brian Cage, Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria||AAA on Televisa: 2015-05-09||2015-04-30|
|ok||Esfinge, Gallo, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado||CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-09||2015-04-28|
|ok||Marco Corleone, Super Porky, Titán vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Thunder||CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-05-09||2015-04-28|
|ok||Bengala & Molotov vs Cholo & Espanto Jr.||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-09||2015-05-05|
|ok||Eléctrico, Shockercito, Stukita vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-09||2015-05-05|
|ok||Blue Panther Jr., Fuego, The Panther vs Canelo Casas, Tiger, Virus||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-09||2015-05-05|
|ok||Máximo, Super Porky, Valiente vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-05-09||2015-05-05|
|ok||Delta, Fuego, Valiente vs Kráneo, Luciferno, Vangellys||CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-05-09||2015-05-03|
|ok||La Sombra, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Thunder in a relevos increíbles match||Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2015-05-09||2015-04-24|
|ok||La Vaquerita, Marcela, Silueta vs Dalys, Narumiya, Tiffany||Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2015-05-09||2015-04-24|
|ok||Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto||Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2015-05-09||2015-04-24|
|ok||Hernandez vs Alberto el Patrón [LU CHAMP] and [#1 contender]||Lucha Underground: 2015-05-13||2015-02-22|
GIW (SAT) 06/06/2015 Arena Azteca Budokan, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Mano a Mano]
1) Araña de Plata Jr., El Coyote, Shadowboy b Espacial, Infektor, Serpiente Azteca
2) Emperador Azteca & Metaleón b Centella Atomic & Power Bull
Emperador Azteca replaced Mr. Leo.
3) Arez, Belial, Impulso b Fly Star, Toxin Boy, Wasson
very good match. Arez beat Wasson.
4) Herodes Jr. b Trauma I, Trauma II, Aero Boy
Trauma I submitted Aeroboy, Trauma II beat Truama I, Herodes beat Trauma II
5) Negro Navarro b Solar I and Pirata Morgan
Pirata was the first out by Solar, who submitted in turn to Negro Navarro.
6) Extreme Tiger b Flamita
Tiger got the win in a minor surprise.
CMLL (SAT) 06/06/2015 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Robin b El Rebelde
2) Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Violencia
3) Cancerbero b Soberano Jr.
4) Raziel b Oro Jr.
5) Estrellita & Marcela DQ Dalys & Tiffany
Straight falls, when Dalys came back in and attacked the referee after being eliminated.
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Mistico b Felino, Luciferno, Vangellys
7) Dragon Lee b Kamaitachi
Dragon Lee was injured in the early moments. Kamaitachi beat him in the first, but Dragon Lee took 2/3 to win.
Lee & Kamaiatchi sounds like the usual high level.
CMLL (SUN) 06/07/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Molotov & Sensei DQ Akuma & Inquisidor
Inquisidor accidentally unmasked Sensei for the DQ. Recap makes it sound like it was an actual accident.
2) Flyer, Oro Jr., Stigma b Disturbio, Espanto Jr., Metálico
Flyer submitted Metalico – at least that’s what Pompin said. Metalico insisted it.
3) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Stuka Jr. b Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Virus
Stuka torpedo splash on Pierroth
4) Titán b Sagrado [lightning]
Titan won with this Mistica into a cradle (that need a name.)
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Máximo b Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
6) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Naito b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Niebla Roja replaced Negro Casas.
Titan’s used that cradle, likely inspired by the Gargano Escape, a lot as a new finish. I spent 15 minutes on wikipedia the other day trying to come up with a good thematic name and ended up with nothing good. Using his old Palacio Negro would worked if he had been named about the prison (but he was actually named after the band.) Maybe Tártaro, the prison of the Titans?
Sombra got another win for the Ingobernables, which is good since he won’t be getting wins elsewhere. NJPW announced the field for their annual G1 tournament, and he wasn’t on the list. Neither was Rush, or anyone else from CMLL. There’s been no CMLL participation since 2012. I’m really surprised, because I wouldn’t think NJPW would bother to promote Naito joining the Ingobernables if all it’s going to lead is to is maybe some matches in the tag team tournament at the end of the year. The ability to work in NJPW and get paid NJPW money is cited as one reason why CMLL luchadors don’t jump; it’s not much of a benefit if they’re only working five days a year in NJPW. (It’s also strange for NJPW to push ROH to work with CMLL in Mexico, when NJPW themselves uses CMLL only for one tour of shows and one guest wrestler in the BOSJ.)
The upshot is the time period of the G1 – late July to mid August – becomes the logical point to hold the CMLL Universal tournament. Mascara Dorada will likely be back in Mexico during that period and might not be at any other time. (It would mean no NJPW in CMLL’s tournament, but that happens more than it doesn’t.)
The Barbaro Caveranrio/Mascara Dorada match from this morning’s NJPW show is worth going out of your way to see. There’s a flub before the finish, but it’s great up to that moment. Cavernario did great on the tour. NJPW lists Naito on their 07/05 show, so he’ll be finishing up in CMLL before then.
AAA aired the final four matches from the Lucha World Cup as this week’s TV. They also aired a new vignette from the victory celebration, where a disguised Jeff Jarrett lead a sneak attack on Alberto el Patron, Myzteziz and Rey Mysterio Jr.. Karen Jarrett, Johnny Mundo, Averno, Cage and Konnan all jumped in. They focus on Jarrett & Alberto and it comes off as a tease to those two having a match for TripleMania, though no one actually says the word TripleMania. It’s probably an even stronger tease to plans for Averno and Myzteziz doing something, since AAA wouldn’t have thought to include Averno otherwise.
(It really makes no sense for Karen to be sneaking around too, because it turns a serious sneak attack in total comedy when the tecnicos are too dumb to spot her, but whatever.)
There’s an unexpectedly long biography of Monster Clown in the El Sol de Hidalgo. He first learned to wrestle in a makeshift cardboard ring in a parking lot, but sometimes it would get too muddy to do lucha libre. They were eventually able to build a real ring. He went to Tijuana with Medico Asesino Jr. at the age of 14, and said his family did not hear from him for two years. (This story is strange in places.) He says he first rejected the idea of joining AAA, because he wanted to stay in Tijauna and become the next Medico Asesino. His brother convinced him to take the AAA deal. They note the “unsuccessful” Allien gimmick – it did produce a couple of weird interviews where Alliens had to translate for his partners, since they only spoke in alien sounds.
Flamita was scheduled to wrestle both Rich Swann and Kamaitachi on June 21st. Now he’s only wrestling Rich Swann: he posted a video apologizing for pulling out of the ChilangaMask show. No word on a replacement, but Kamaitachi is capable of having a good match with anyone. Indy guys should be lining up to face him; putting in a good performance against someone who’s going to be a star in NJPW in a few years can only help your career.
Mini Joker talks about his debut in Arena Puebla on Monday: he’s been wrestling in Puebla for 15 years, always dreamed of wrestling in the big arena, but never thought he would. He had a conversation with promotion Benjamin Mar, Mar invited him to train at the arena, and he’s gotten a match after months of training.
+LuchaTV has highlights of King Azteca vs Ruby Gardenia in a hair match. They posted on Facebook that there will be no +LuchaTV on Teleformula all this month, but they will be posting the show on the internet.
SuperLuchas looks back at a show in 1981 where the Misionerios de la Muerte got their heads shaved in Arena Mexico – on a show promoted by rival Promociones Mora.
Last week’s Fuego en el Ring had Hechicero talking about his match with Rush and this week’s has Makabre & Rayman.
Ohtani’s Jacket reviews some not great September ’93 CMLL.
AAA The Crash (FRI) 07/03/2015 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Enigma vs Destroyer, Mosco Negro, Mirage, Black Boy, Star Dragon [The Crash Juniuor]
2) Daga & Flamita vs Australian Suicide & Rey Horus
3) Aerostar & Fénix vs B-Boy & Famous B
4) Proxino vs Geneio Del Aire, Tony Casanova, Zarco, Ángel Metálico, Mr. Maldito, Jonathan, Búfalo Ayala [mask, hair]
5) ACH vs Pentagón Jr., Bestia 666, Extreme Tiger [Torneo Refacciones del Valle]
6) La Parka & Psycho Clown vs Parka Negra & Zorro
Some really good matches randomly put together on this card. 2/3/5 all look good. None of these guys are scheduled for the AAA TV taping the same night. 3rd match is meant to be an all Lucha Underground match (and maybe that’s why it’s ahead of the stellar segunda.)
AAA TV (FRI) 07/03/2015 Expotampico, Tampico, Tamaulipas
1) El Guapo, El Patriarca, El Perro vs Arsenal, Baby Lover, Disturbio
Dark match. Referee will be local Paco la Guavara.
2) ?, Niño Hamburguesa, Octagoncito vs Carta Brava Jr., Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
3) Bengala, Drago, El Elegido vs Dark Scoria, Dark Scoria, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
4) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma & Joe Lider
5) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown vs El Mesías & Texano Jr. and Electroshock & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [lumberjack]
6) Myzteziz vs Averno
seconds will be Argenis & Cibernetico
7) Brian Cage & El Patrón Alberto vs Blue Demon Jr. & Villano IV
Air Date: 07/25 & 08/01
Those dates pushed back one week with World Cup airing. We still don’t have a TripleMania date (?!?!) but those air dates are getting to the point where AAA will probably have to announce a main event by the time the shows airs. This card has some nominees for that spot.
AAA’s tried hard with Cage, but he still doesn’t seem over enough to main event TripleMania, but Alberto getting the big win might work in a year where there’s no better match. Villano IV is a name from a couple eras ago and only wrestles a handful of times, but maybe a Blue Demon Jr. mask match might work in a year where there’s no better match. Averno versus Myzteziz in an apuesta match would’ve easily filled a big Mexico City building at one point in time, that time is past, but maybe it might work in a year where there’s no better match. Or maybe multiple ones of those or none of ’em.
There’s some other strange matches on this show which might be preludes to other stuff. Joe Lider makes a rare TV 2015 appearance against Angelico & Jack, who probably should be going after the tag titles after their feud wiht La Secta. The three way tag match is very random, but AAA’s teased a Psycho Clown/Holocausto title match all year and that might fit on TripleMania. The third match might resolve the strange Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. storyline. The segunda should include which ever luchadora is showing up the week prior.
There’s got to be one or two more tapings between now and TripleMania.