great match roundup, week of 2015-03-07

Good/Great/Excellent matches

AAA on Televisa: 2015-03-07
taped 2015-02-27 @ Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro
El Patrón Alberto, Fénix, Myzteziz vs Brian Cage, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.: [great]

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-03-07
taped 2015-03-03 @ Arena México
Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Puma, Tiger, Virus: [great]
Dragon Lee, Super Porky, Titán vs Luciferno, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys: [good]

Lucha Underground: 2015-03-11
taped 2015-01-24 @ Lucha Underground Temple, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
Johnny Mundo vs King Cuerno in a cage match: [great]

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-03-07
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2015-03-07

Matches To Watch Later

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Mistico separates shoulder and wins anyway, next show for The Crash

CMLL (MON) 04/13/2015 Arena Puebla [El Popular, Periodico Enfoque]
1) Arkalis & Tigre Rojo Jr. b El Malayo & Guerrero Espacial
2) Astral, Astro, Eléctrico b Espíritu Maligno, Pierrothito, Saurón
Espiritu Maligno was hurt on a Astral move in the second fall and left the match.
3) Dragon Lee, Fuego, Stuka Jr. b Luciferno, Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca
4) Kráneo, Rey Escorpión, Ripper b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máximo
5) Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Mephisto, Shocker
Tecnicos took 1/3. Mistico separated his left shoulder during the match, but got it popped back in and ended up winning.

Mistico continues to have bad injury luck in this arena, but it sounds as though it wasn’t severe this time.

In a correction from yesterday, Arena Coliseo Guadalajara are not moving back to Sunday shows. Their secondary show will remain on Friday. Just appears to be a misunderstanding.

PWInsider reports Dark Angel is a guest trainer at WWE’s NXT facility this week. (Nonpopup source here.) WWE routinely brings in various current and former wrestlers as week long guest trainers. Occasionally, if the trainers click over many visits and if the trainer is interested, they may be brought in full time.

Dragon Rojo Jr., finally not falsely advertised as wrestling this week, says he’s coming back next week.

Today’s CMLL Arena Mexico show has Atlantis, La Mascara, and Dragon Lee versus Terrible, Rey Bucanero and Kamaitachi, with CMLL talking about this possibly setting up a Kamaitachi/Dragon Lee title match. The Panthers and Comando Boricuas are back at each other, and the lightning match is Virus vs Fuego. Guadalajara has Sky Team vs Guerreros, which may also set up a title match, though both may be a couple weeks off yet to put them close to Kid’s Day.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of ChilangaMask matches: Negro Navarro vs Dragon Lee, Psycho Kid vs Black Terry and Arez & Belial vs Iron Kid & Aramis.

+LuchaTV has Hijo de Dos Caras and Negro Navarro talking about their title match, and Navarro on his sons versus the Ingobernables.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, this week’s PosterMania, and reports on the LA Triton’s benefit show and Misterisoso & Stuka in El Paso.

SuperLuchas looks back at a super international card from 35 years ago.

A charity show on 05/09 in Arena Lopez Mateos will be headlined by the Traumas vs Oficial AK47 & Oficial 911 vs Eterno & Canis Lupus vs Rey Hechicero & Oro Jr.

Highlights of Discovery & Psicosis’ bloody match in Cicero, Illinois.

San Luis Potosi’s Oro Azul suffered a neck injury and will be out two weeks.

WWL, thrilled with all the attention it got for shutting down, announced it was coming back.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 04/19/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Aeroman & Alas de Acero vs Araña de Plata Jr. & Atomik Star
2) Ashley & Lady Maravilla vs Cristal & Kamilión
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Ciclon Black, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Tony Rivera
4) Chicano, Danny Casas, Relámpago vs Canis Lupus, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Negro Navarro
5) Ricky Cruz vs X-Fly, Veneno, Eterno [ruleta de la muerte, hair]

No teams announced for the main evnet. Cruz is winning, that seems like a safe bet. Figuring out the loser is tougher.

CMLL (MON) 04/20/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Magnus & Metatrón vs Canelo Casas & El Rebelde
2) Astro, Meyer, Último Dragoncito vs Espíritu Maligno, Mercurio, Saurón
3) Blue Panther Jr., Pegasso, The Panther vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Titán vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Kráneo, Morphosis
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible

A show. They’re going strong on TGR of all things.

AAA Crash (THU) 05/07/2015 Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California
1) K-mikase vs Tronx
2) Mirage & Star Dragon vs Black Danger & Destroyer
3) Búfalo Ayala, Cinico, Zarco vs Genio Del Aire, Próximo, Skalibur
4) Black Boy, Drago, Rey Horus vs Bestia 666, Daga, Mosco Negro
5) Angélico, Blue Demon Jr., Psycho Clown vs El Mesías, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr.
6) Fénix & Rey Mysterio Jr. vs Brian Cage & Hijo del Fantasma

Lineup from their Facebook page, via SuperLuchas. Billed as a Perro Aguayo Jr. tribute show, the first show from the Crash since Perro’s passing.

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ChilangaMask, IWRG, CMLL Sunday, Magno to NXT

Alas de Acero in flight/photo by Black Terry Jr.

CHILANGA MASK (SUN) 04/12/2015 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, TerceraCaida]
1) Arez & Belial b Aramis & Iron Kid
Iron Kid & Aramis looked good in defeat.
2) Keira b Impulso
3) Justiciero & Magnifico b Tigre Rojo & Tigre Rojo Jr.
Hometown team beat the Puebla team in a good match. Tigres beat Justiciero but Magnifico rallied to defeat them both.
4) Jeque b Herodes Jr.
crowd liked the match, wanted a rematch
5) Black Terry b Psico Kid
good match
6) Virus b Avisman  (posted by )
money thrown in
7) Negro Navarro b Dragon Lee (CMLL)
Dragon Lee could not compete with Navarro’s mat skills.
8) Aero Boy b Soberano Jr., Alas de Acero
Alas de Acero looked nervous and struggled in his first main event. He missed on a shooting star press and Aeroboy submitted him for the win.

Sounds like the main event may have had some problems but good stuff underneath. SuperLuchas has a long interview with Aeroboy on his career.

CMLL (SUN) 04/12/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Terra]
1) Bengala & Molotov b Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito b Acero, Aéreo, Shockercito
Mercurio replaced Pequeno Nitro. Rudos took 1/3. Shockercito took the usual stretcher ride after Demus’ finish.
3) Okumura, Pierroth, Sagrado b Blue Panther Jr., Starman, The Panther
moved down a spot. Said to be a rare clean straight fall win for a rudo team.
4) Delta b Pólvora [lightning]
moved up a spot. Delta won a superplex in 7:43. CMLL gave up on reporting on their own show at this point.
5) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Vangellys b Fuego, La Máscara, Super Porky
6) Bárbaro Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Atlantis, Mistico, Titán
Peste Negra took 2/3.

a show of no news. I don’t think I’ll be getting requests for ClaroSports next week.

IWRG (SUN) 04/12/2015 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Aeroman & Astro Rey Jr. b Araña de Plata & Atomic Star
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Electro Boy, Hip Hop Man, Imposible, Picudo Jr.
straight falls, first by excessive violence DQ
3) Canis Lupus, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Oficial 911 b Hijo de Mascara Sagrada, Relámpago, Yakuza
3) Chicano, Ricky Cruz, Veneno b Eterno, Pirata Morgan, X-Fly
Pirata submitted Cruz to a kneebar in the first, Cruz did the same to Pirata in the second and Pirata was so hurt that he was unable to continue. Eterno & X-Fly resorted to extreme tactics to fight the numerical disadvantage, eliminating Chicano after a chair shot, but Veneno & Cruz rallied to win.
5) Hijo De Dos Caras © b Negro Navarro [IWRG IC HEAVY]  (posted by +LuchaTV)
Technical title match. Dos took 1/3 to keep the title. Fifth defense. They hugged after the match (so maybe Navarro’s back to being a tecnico now.)

Cruz kind of taunted Pirata about putting him out of action. It reads like a storyline.

WWE announced a new batch of trainees at NXT, which includes a masked man named Oscar Vasquez. That’s Ciudad Juarez/El Paso’s Magno, who’s been in TNA and was a featured luchador on Lucha Libre USA. He was the current Sin Cara’s tag team partner back before Incognito joined WWE. Magno was still working indy shows as recently as two weeks ago. He’s the current NWA Welterweight Champion, so I guess that title is going away. (Hooray.)

Segunda Caida Matt D reviews Charles Lucero vs Hechicero.

Quick interview with indy luchador Chavo Banda.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 04/19/2015 Arena México
1) Bengala & Leono vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón vs Nitro, Sangre Azteca, Virus
3) Fuego, Super Porky, Valiente vs Kráneo, Pólvora, Vangellys
4) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto and Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther and Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja [MEX TRIOS, #1 Contenders]
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible

Really looking forward to CMLL getting bored with the TGR trio and forgetting to book them together. (It only took about a couple months for them to get bored with Comando Boricua.)

Semimain sets up the 04/26 main event against Peste Negra. The Panthers and Reyes del Atlantida seem like 50/50 bets, and favorites to win the titles next week. It’s way too soon to do that with Blue Panther Jr., but that hasn’t stopped CMLL yet.

CMLL (SAT) 04/18/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Fantasy vs Mercurio
2) Sensei vs El Rebelde
3) Silueta vs Narumiya
4) Hombre Bala Jr. vs Virus
5) Starman vs Boby Zavala
6) Dragon Lee, Titán, Valiente vs Kamaitachi, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
7) Máximo & Volador Jr. vs Shocker & Último Guerrero

Look, they forgot to team up TGR here. It appears Silueta is Narumiya’s title challenger.

ChilangaMask (SUN) 04/26/2015 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Chacal & Príncipe Azteca vs King Star & Nahual
2) Demasiado & Teelo vs Chica Ye-Ye & Leo
3) Astro Rey Jr., Benji Maverick, Psico Kid vs Fly Star, Fly Warrior, Toxin Boy
4) Epydemius vs Super Mega
5) Belial vs Arez vs Impulso
6) Black Terry vs Juana La Loca
7) Solar I vs Aero Boy

Aero Boy keeps getting tested by different opponents. Black Terry continues make his way thru Who’s Who In Lucha Libre* by facing the exotico member Demencia Dorada. Fifth match is an Indystongitbles battle against themselves. Monterrey’s Epydemius visits to face the current DTU Consgarado champion.

    • I really need to do that book someday.

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CMLL weekend results, ninja turtle thrown in pool, ChilangaMask to Guadalajara

CMLL (FRI) 04/10/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) El Alteño & Meteoro b El Piraña & Relampago
Relampago replaced Satara, Meteoro replaced Alteno. Chakal, Furia Roja and Gran Kenut attacked the tecnicos after the match.
2) El Divino, Frezzer, Meteoro b El Chakal, Furia Roja, Gran Kenut
Furia Roja replaced Evola, and Meteoro hung around to replace Indigo. Divino beat Chacal to get the win.
3) Virgo b Demonio Maya [lightning]
Vigro won to set up a title match.
4) Flash I & Flash II DCOR Exterminador & Maléfico
neither team could return after dives
5) Jocker, Ráfaga, Sádico b Esfinge, Magnum, Omar Brunetti
Jocker & Sadico had problems, Sadico still angry about Jocker taking his hair in the cage match. Tecnicos won with Magnum beating Jocker.

Guys running in the opener to lead into the segunda is very unusual in CMLL, but maybe they just wanted to cover a guy working twice.

CMLL (SAT) 04/11/2015 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Pequeño Olímpico b Angelito
2) La Vaquerita b La Seductora
dropped to the second match
3) Nitro b Sensei
moved up to the third.
4) Stigma b Arkángel de la Muerte
Stigma with a huracanrana
5) Tritón b Sangre Azteca
Triton surprised Sangre with a small package
6) Blue Panther Jr. & Dragon Lee b Kamaitachi & Okumura
Okumura replaced Virus. Kamaitachi snuck in a foul on Dragon Lee.
7) Guerrero Maya Jr., Máximo, Rush b Ephesto, Rey Bucanero, Shocker
Shocker cheated to beat Rush.

CMLL’s Twitter wrote about the first four matches from tonight’s Arena Mexico show, then just stopped, then still hasn’t posted a report five hours later. I sometimes feel the same level of boredom with CMLL shows, I can empathize.

CMLL, in CMLL fashion, announced the Arena Mexico Anniversary show would take place on 04/26 show and pushed it as a big show. It’s positioned as a Kid’s Day show (though it’d make sense if that Friday’s 05/01 show is also a Kid’s Day one.)  They’ve got a tie in with a university and should fill the place. This means CMLL may actually book storylines at some point to build to that show.

Rafy thrown into pool/photo by Black Terry Jr.

indy (SAT) 04/11/2015 Ex Balneario Olímpico, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Ángel Jr. & Lokillo b Ave Negra & Ironía
2) Extremo & Payaso De Plata b Power Bull & Psyque
3) Fly Star, Metaleón, Mr. Leo, Toxin Boy b Águila Misteriosa, Centvrión, Fulgor I, Fulgor II
Mr. Leo & Metaleon are #HIGHLION. Metaleon overshot everyone on a springboard tornillo, and landed head first on cement. It looked brutal, but he apparently is OK. Medical assistance was there quick and he was put in a neck brace. Match was stopped while he was treated, then resumed with out Aguila Misteriosa to keep the sides even. Winners dedicated their win to Metaleon.
4) Fly Metalik, Terremoto, Wotam b Demasiado, Diva Salvaje, Estrella Divina
Wotan hurt his knee on a plancha to the outside
5) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Kilvan, Rey Lobo Jr., Shadow, Yoruba
Turtles took 2/3, despite Rafy being thrown into the pool

A governmental sponsored show. Black Terry Jr. has a video clip of the tornillo; it’s ugly. That’s Metaleon doing the voiceover, thanking the medics. Also, Ninja Turtle into a pool.

There are photos, video and reports (here too) on the Hijo del Perro Aguayo mass on Saturday.

Rey Misterio Jr. is listed as wrestling in Ensenada on 05/09.

An AAA audio preview of the 05/02 lineup. They still don’t know who this Kronuz is!

Last week’s +LuchaTV never aired on TV, but was placed on their YouTube channel on Saturday. Today, instead of a new episode, there was a repeat episode of Leyendas Inmortales from the previous production crew, with updated upcoming event info – so something’s been changed here. I hope we still get more +LuchaTV but that doesn’t seem good.

RobViper has a music video of 12/07/14 AAA.

Fuego en el Ring had Psycho Clown as a guest.

SuperLibre had Super Estrella and Salvador Flores in studio.

SuperLuchas looks back at a Gran Alterantiva of 1978 and a tag title change 30 years ago.

Segunda Caida watches the Grave Consequences Lucah Underground episode.

Looks like Monterrey is getting their own Ninja Turtles and Rene Guajarado III still exists.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 04/16/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Araña de Plata vs Atomic Star, Hip Hop Man, Alas de Acero, Aeroman
2) Dragón Celestial, Metaleón, Yakuza vs Dowki, Electro Boy, Imposible
3) Apolo Estrada, Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo © vs Canis Lupus, Eterno, X-Fly [EdM Trios]
Gringos’ seventh defense
4) Faby Apache, Lady Maravilla, Veneno vs Oficial AK47, Sexy Lady, Taya Valkyrie
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Myzteziz, Ricky Cruz vs Cibernético, Electroshock, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

The Myzteziz/AAA appearance. They set up a Cruz/Caras match with the Rey del Ring, and this seems like the crowd to turn one of them.

CMLL (FRI) 04/17/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Linterna Verde Jr., Nube Roja, Toro Negro vs Mr. Trueno, Ráfaga, Rey Trueno
2) Flash I, Flash II, Pepe Aguayo vs Gran Eku, Pitbull I, Pitbull II
3) Forastero, Hijo del Calavera, Magnum vs Évola, Exterminador, Furia Roja
4) Frezzer, Metatrón, Reycko vs El Cuatrero, Jocker, Sansón [OCCIDENTE TRIOS, tournament]
5) Demonio Maya © vs Virgo [OCCIDENTE MIDDLE]
Maya’s first defense. The last four occidente middleweight title matches here have ended in title matches.

This is the last Friday show; both radio shows mentioned they’re moving back to Sundays after the All Elite show.

There was an Occidente Trios Championship at some point, but it’s before any history I have. It’s been a while.

Chilanga Mask (SAT) 05/16/2015 Arena Roberto Paz, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1) Aero Xtreme vs Rey Celestial, Reggae Boy, Mercurio
2) Dralion vs Belial
3) Fly Star, Fly Warrior, Toxin Boy vs Astro Rey Jr., Draego, Psico Kid
4) Fulgor I & Fulgor II vs Dorado Jr. & Sangre Fría Jr.
5) Aéreo (Ciudad Juarez), Latín Dragon, Rey Horus vs Aero Boy, Arez, Kaientai
6) Impulso vs Saturno
7) Black Terry vs Caifan vs Satánico

Good card: interesting veteran main event, semimain with a talented local guy getting a big chance, a trios match with six very different guys brought together in one match. All the matches have a chance to be good here.

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Sombra (and his friends) LOSE to Volador Jr., Marcela wins the women’s title again, Verano de Escandalo on 06/14

CMLL (FRI) 04/10/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Astral, Eléctrico, Fantasy b Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
Pierrothito replaced Pequeno Universo 2000 on Monday.
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Tritón b Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3. Puma dislocated a shoulder during the match but still finished.
3) Marcela b Syuri © [CMLL WOMEN]
Seconds were Skadi & Kamaitachi. Marcela won with a super Michinoku Driver, taking the title for the fourth time. Syuri falls on her third defense.
4) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Super Porky DQ Gran Guerrero, Rey Escorpión, Último Guerrero
Dragon Rojo Jr. was listed as replacing Super Porky on Monday, then Super Porky ended up back in the match anyway. Rudos took Atlantis’ mask for the DQ.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush DQ Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
TGR was DQed for excessive violence.
6) La Sombra b Volador Jr.
Sombra took falls 1/3, the last with help from the rest of the Ingobernables.
6) Volador Jr. b La Sombra
Volador took the win, taking 2/3. Volador had the last fall won, Ingobernables intefered, Sombra went for a cocky pin and got rolled up for the loss.

Update: had the main event result wrong.

Main event looks good. Would expect the title match to air instead of the fourth match.

CMLL posted The Panther vs Virus on their channel. There’s also the stellar moments from last week.

CMLL’s Saturday Coliseo show has Guerrero Maya Jr., Maximo, Rush vs Ephesto, Rey Bucanero, Shocker as the main event. Sunday will have Atlantis, Mistico, Titan vs Casas, Mr. Niebla and Cavernario.

Copetes Salazar posted on Facebook that Verano Escandalo will be June 14th in Arena Monterrey, with Rey Misterio Jr. appearing. That comment can’t be found now and is probably deleted. AAA probably wasn’t planning to announce that date for a few weeks more. I’d assume that if Rey Misterio is appearing, it’ll probably end up on iPPV again.

Lucha Underground resumes taping today and tomorrow in Los Angeles. This weekend’s shows will cover June 25th to July 15th, episodes 33 to 36. No word of anyone new showing up, but it’s about the last weekend to add on; the next set of shows will close out the season. If you’re going to the shows, I’d love to get results or any notes from the tapings.

AAA TV moves onto San Luis Potosi today, so you’re not going to see the rest of Rey de Reyes unless you ordered the iPPV. Today’s matches include Brian Cage vs Alberto el Patron and the show is actually already up on the YouTube channel. The show begins with the Perro Aguayo Jr. tribute from the show.

This week’s +LuchaTV is already up too.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s Thursday update.

Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Underground episode 18.

CaraLucha has added Cavernario vs Toscano vs Herodes Jr. to it’s 05/02 show.

ClaroLuchas has a video interview with Okumura about his career.

SuperLuchas has a good first person story about what it’s like to train lucha libre. Also, Teddy looks back to past April 10th.

Estado de Mexico’s lucha libre commission will be renewing licenses and handing out new ones on Wednesday. That they’ve only allowed for two hours to do this suggests these are not going to be time consuming processes.

Lady Apache claims she’s banned from both CMLL & AAA for trying to improve conditions for fellow luchadors.

+LuchaTV has video of Iron Kid talking about his ChilangaMask show and Hijo de Dos Caras on his match with Negro Navarro.

DJ Spectro looks at Cibernetico’s debut as Espiritu Negro and as Cibernetico.

Konnan Big: “I did not kill lucha libre.

Lineup

CMLL (FRI) 04/17/2015 Arena México
1) Flyer & Molotov vs Akuma & Espiritu Negro
2) Oro Jr., Pegasso, Tritón vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Okumura
3) Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, Narumiya
4) Titán vs Pólvora [lightning]
5) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Rey Escorpión, Thunder, Último Guerrero
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Mr. Niebla handles the video preview and the main event. That’s almost champion trio versus champion trio, only Cavernario in for Felino.

Thunder returns from whatever he disappeared to, but is not facing Rush now.

Naumiya won Amapola’s CMLL-REINA championship in Japan, probably will be losing it to someone soon enough.

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