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

amigos! photo by Black Terry Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

Already Announced
1) Ultimo Guerrero
2) Barbaro Cavernario

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

trios title friends
9) Euforia
10) Niebla Roja

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

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

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

Lineup

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

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

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

Back at Arena Mexico for no reason

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

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

 

great match roundup, week of 2014-08-30

Good/Great/Excellent matches

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-08-30
taped 2014-08-26 @ Arena México
Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Boby Zavala, Kráneo, Tiger: [GOOD]

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-08-30
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-08-30
(still on TripleMania)

Matches To Watch Later

CMLL Puebla: 2014-08-31
taped 2014-08-04 @ Arena Puebla
Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Espíritu Maligno:
Rey Escorpión vs Máscara Dorada, Ángel de Oro, Dragón Rojo Jr., Stigma, Stuka Jr., Gran Guerrero, Misterioso Jr., Puma, Ripper in a CMLL’s Reyes del Aire Tournament match:

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-08-31
taped 2014-08-27 @ Arena Naucalpan
Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo © vs Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno for the Mexico State Tag Team Championship:

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-09-01
taped 2014-08-31 @ Arena Naucalpan
Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Trauma I, Hijo De Dos Caras, Veneno, LA Park, Demon Clown, Oficial AK47, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 in a ladder match:
great match roundup, week of 2014-08-30

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Alberto Freed?, Titan/Polvora again, DTU

DTU (SAT) 11/08/2014 Plaza de las Americas, Pachuca, Hidalgo [DTU, Tercera Caida]
1) Artikus & Lanzeloth b Jimmy & Kevin [DTU NEXO, quarterfinal]
2) Black Fire & Slayer Pack b Jhonky & Ovett [DTU NEXO, quarterfinal]
Ovett switched teams to replace Angel o Demonio
3) Jinzo & Rocky Lobo b Cíclope & Miedo Extremo [DTU NEXO, quarterfinal]
4) Crazy Boy & Niño Hamburguesa b Paranoiko & Violento Jack [DTU NEXO, quarterfinal]
Nino Hamburugesa replaced Ovett.
5) Drastik Boy © b Aero Boy, Low Rider [DTU AI]
Low Rider was added to the main event in his first DTU match in four years. Fourth defense by Drastick Boy

Poster seemed to indicate they were going thru the whole tournament show, but it appears they just figure out the four semifinal teams (and didn’t announce matchups for that round.) The NEXO belts do look cool: the name and the design are split in the middle, so the tag team belts only look complete when they’re together.

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 11/09/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis & Espanto Jr. b Bengala & Leono
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito b Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
Shockercito replaced Bam Bam.
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa DQ Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado
Bobby Zavala replaced Pierroth. Sagrado pulled Maya’s mask for the DQ.
4) Valiente b Niebla Roja [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Máximo, Super Porky b Pólvora, Terrible, Vangellys
Titan replaced Maximo and Polvora replaced Rey Bucanero on Monday. Polvora beat Titan to set up a title match.
6) Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Thunder b Dragón Rojo Jr., La Máscara, Volador Jr.
Dragon Rojo replaced Titan and Thunder replaced Polvora on Monday. Volador was about to beat Mephisto with a backcracker, but Mascara gave “partner” Volador a backcracker to give Mephisto the win. Volador & Mascara did not get along the entire match.

The Terra feed failed for the complete show. Usual bit of the Terra Deportes MX feed apologizing and saying they’re working on it and the CMLL side saying nothing. It never got working.

I assume CMLL decided they were going to run Polvora/Titan on Monday and so they had to get them out of the main event so it could have it’s own story. Or it was just dumb luck. That title match is reliably good, hope we get to see it.

CMLL (SUN) 11/09/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl, Informador]
1) El Yaqui b Explosivo
Explosivo’s first match here since early August. He lost.
2) Furia Nazi b Índigo
Furia Roja replaced Demonio Rojo, got ht ewin.
3) Demonio Maya b El Brillante
4) Exterminador, Leo, Virgo b Magnum, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
Straight falls with the tecnico, with Magnum again declaring he’d like to be on the tecnico side.
5) Esfinge & Stuka Jr. b Hechicero & Jocker
tecnicos took 2/3
6) Euforia & Último Guerrero b Diamante Azul & Rush
Rudos took one, tecnicos took second, UG snuck in a foul in the third fall to beat Rush and set up a singles match for next week.

This recent trend of the Guadalajara Twitter not listing the winner of the main event is a bad trend.

PWTorch says Lucha Underground drew 29,000 of all ages, and 21,000 from 18-49. It’s that demographic that was reported as 8,000 last week. It’s great it’s up from last week, though it’s hard to believe the numbers are totally accurate at this low number. Even if they’re accurate, and they really went up 263%, they’d have to repeat that increase five times over to get up to a half million viewers. I’m reporting these numbers because there’s very little hard information we can use to tell how the show is doing, but this number is really low in importance of the possible numbers.

Alberto el Patron says he and WWE have reached a deal and he’s completely free to work wherever going forward. This is a little bit iffy because Alberto tried to send a message out explaining this in English and it didn’t quite say the same or make any sense, but this is also the story everyone’s been expecting. If everything is set as it sounds, then Alberto appearances in US should be announced very shortly, including Lucha Underground.

Rob has a massive Mascara Dorada highlight video in one two parts

Blue Demon Jr. is out injured, so La Parka will replace him on Monday’s show in Nuevo Laredo.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of today’s IWRG show.

LuchaWorld has the latest edition of their podcast with a lot of Lucha Underground talk (Kurt watched it!!!) and KrisZ’s news update.

BxB Fly has highlights of TxT 05/11/13 and IWRG vs AULL from 09/24/14

Super Libre had an interview with Canek.

SuperLuchas 536 focuses on this upcoming week’s UFC show.

Segunda Caida reviews week 2 of Lucha Underground.

Ohtani’s Jacket starts writing about the El Dandy/La Fiera feud.

Dr. Cerebro vs Jeque has been added to the 11/23 Coliseo Coacalco show.

El Dandy was honored at this weekend’s Arena Roberto Paz show.

A brief story on the Toy Museum’s lucha libre exhibit and hall of fame.

DJ Spectro writes about the end of Mora promotions in Mexico City, when they couldn’t run a show because the ring was missing.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 11/16/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Reycko vs El Tapatío
2) Javier Cruz Jr. vs Thunder Boy
3) El Divino vs Évola
4) Esfinge & Magnum vs Sky Kid & Smaker and Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno and Demonio Maya & Furia Nazi
5) Ángel de Oro & Tritón vs Puma & Tiger
6) Rush vs Último Guerrero

Third Rush & Ultimo Guerrero match in 3 months. Probably ending the same way.

Guerreros defeat Ingobernables, CMLL signals cage match to come

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 11/07/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Robin & Star Jr. b Akuma & Disturbio
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Kamaitachi, Nitro, Okumura b Dragon Lee, Oro Jr., Stigma
Stigma replaced Cachorro. Rudos took 1/3. Lee and Kamaitachi feuded, with Kamaitachi beating Lee after two suplexes.
3) Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Marcela b Amapola, Dalys, La Comandante
Tecnicas took 1/3.
4) Blue Panther DQ Bárbaro Cavernario [lightning]
Cavernario fouled Panther after about 8 minutes.
5) Diamante Azul, Máximo, Volador Jr. b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Maximo beat Felino. Maximo challenged for a hair match, and Felino said no.
6) Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
Rudos cheated to win.

Over the last two shows, there’s been challenges between Rey Bucanero & Blue Panther, Cavernario & Blue Panther, and Maximo & Felino, all seemingly out of nowhere. Rush & Ultimo Guerrero are also feuding. That’s how CMLL does it when they have a cage match coming up. It appears the year end main event with be a eight to twelve man cage match with hair on the line.

Dark Angel did participate in her match.

AAA’s TV show will air just two matches today: the 8 way cruiserweight title match and the 8 way Copa Antonio Pena match from Heroes Inmortales.

A movie is being made on the La Parkita, Espectrito and their murderers.

BxB Fly has highlights of 07/28/14 Puebla, 07/29/14 Guadalajara, and 08/03/14 Coliseo

Segunda Caida reviews Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero.

SuperLuchas looks at different latex masks.

Taya is unconcerned with whoever’s the mystery person in her DF match.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 11/14/2014 Arena México
1) Esfinge & Stigma vs Disturbio & Nitro
2) Astral, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Ángel de Oro, Titán, Valiente vs Ephesto, Kamaitachi, Mephisto
4) Atlantis vs Volador Jr., Máximo, Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Terrible, Rey Bucanero, Felino, Vangellys, Bárbaro Cavernario [cibernetico]
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero

The Cibernetico probably exists to add a couple more people to the cage. Volador, Terrible and Vangellys would take the filed up to ten. Negro Casas, Rey Escorpion and Mr. Aguila are other possibilities to add more numbers to the match and they’re still probably 3-4 more weeks away from it happening.

CMLL SANCHEZ (SAT) 11/15/2014 Arena Neza
1) Iron Black & Super Toby vs Dr. Trauma & Imbo
2) Chacal & Príncipe Azteca vs Nahual & Omni
3) Holkan & Tony Cirio Jr. vs Imperio Negro & Moto Cross
4) Gato Montes, Rey De Oros, Rey Infierno vs Edidemia, Heavy Boy, Magnfico II
5) Hechicero & Skayde vs Trauma I & Trauma II
6) Black Panther & Último Guerrero vs Black Terry & Solar I

Those are some very interesting top two matches.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-08-23

heavyweight champion at work (not the masked guy)

 

recap
taped 2014-08-15 @ Arena México

Universal Tournament notes: there are no good notes. I did end up watching the Azteca version, but I don’t think the extra 4-5 minutes would have made this any less a waste of life.

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CMLL notes, All Elite, Lucha Underground taping date

CMLL’s show tonight continues the Guerreros versus Ingobernables feud. Sombra, Rush and Mascara face Euforia, Ultimo Guerrero and psuedo-Guerrero Thunder. They’ve already done a singles match out of this feud, so it seems as if a trios title match should e coming, maybe in the next week or two. CMLL doesn’t have any other feuds going on this show, but the Barbaro Cavernario/Blue Panther lightning match sounds interesting.

Dark Angel’s listed in the segunda but likely will not be on the show tonight: her brother passed away and she’s headed back home. Condolences to her and her family.

Yesterday’s All Elite press conference announced their Liga Elite tournament. Volador Jr., Ultimo Guerrero, LA Park, Chavo Guerrero, Rush, Hernandez, La Sombra, Zumbi, Super Nova, Atlantis, Xtreme Tiger and Dr. Wagner Jr. are the field. Those guys are in top three matches of the two announced cards. Each luchador will earn 3 points for their team winning a tag match (and there will be a third show with just tag matches.) Three shows with singles matches among these twelve will follow, with winners getting five points each. After those six shows, there will be a tournament with the top four point winners and a losers tournament for the four lowest score, where the loser will have to give up his mask, hair, or “something else.”

This is incredible concept, mostly because it’s incredibly unlikely any of these people would be willing to lose their mask and hair in a tournament and Chavo & Hernandez really don’t have either. I wonder if All Elite has told the person who’s losing about that outcome, or if they’ve picked a person at all. It probably doesn’t matter, making it to show seven seems a big reach for this promotion. It looks like Super Nova was the only one of the 12 who was the press conference, which may or may not be a sign. The promoters insisted LA Park is wrestling on these shows, saying LA Park was told he would be out two months and it’s two months after that point. (It’s not really; it’s a week short of two months from when he first starting missing matches and Park didn’t get surgery right away.)

Chris DeJoseph said Lucha Underground resumes taping January 17th. That’ll be the week after the title tournament, as we understand how the TV is supposed to work right now. (That’s changed so many times, so it’s just a guess.) The first episode from the new block wouldn’t air until February 4th. They’ll have a bit of time to edit shows after they air, it’ll be the first time they’ll be in production while shows are airing.

Photographic proof that Magnus actually went to Europe.  Maybe CMLL has a secret anti-primera bias and Cholo has been having all these great adventures we’ve never heard about.

Segunda Caida starts a Hector Garza marathon.

Rob has highlights of 07/11/14 CMLL.

Bill has highlights of 07/21/14 Puebla, 07/22/14 CMLL, and 07/27/14 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has a review of episode 2 of Lucha Underground and KrisZ’s news update.

Voices of Wrestling has a review of last Sunday’s CMLL on Terra show.

Yahoo Deportez’s Gonzalez Lopez Peralta is teaching a class on photographing lucha libre.

+LuchaTV has highlights of Holkan vs Imperio Negro

A 2006 documentary on the Cholitas.

There will be a lucha libre expo in Puebla on 11/22 and 11/23.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-08-23

recap

taped 2014-08-19 @ Arena México
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11/09-11 lucha times

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I didn’t list the Teleformula show because I have no idea what is going to air. I’ve got it recording, we’ll find it together. Note that, if you have the right cable package and internet access, you can see shows from Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi, Monterrey, Mexico City and wherever the heck they taped this thing on the air between 5-7pm CT every Sunday. There’s plenty of lucha TV on the air in the US, it’s just not anything people know about (or want to watch.)

== AAA ==

Heroes Inmortales! Finally! They’ve got five matches and three to air, so your guess is as good as mine.

== Lucha Underground ==

“Border Crossing” – Mascarita Sagrada debuts, Mil Muertes gets another squash, and Fenix, Drago and Pentagon Jr. try to make names for themselves.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: listed at 10 this week, they should have Ultimo Guerrero vs Rush.

Azteca: Rush/UG build, a good TRT match and women’s match that wasn’t quite good. Might the Maximo/Rey Escorpion match be snuck in here?

52MX: Ephesto, Mephsito, Shocker vs Azul, Marco, Rush. Panthers vs Kamaitachi/Okumura/Tiger looks good.

Claro: Atlantis vs UG.

C3: The return of Dragon Rojo, teaming with Panther & Sombra versus Mephisto, Bucanero and Terrible.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Guerreros vs Atlantis/Maximo/Valiente in the start of a feud. Rey Apocalipsis alert!

Terra Sunday: Felino, Kraneo, Mr. Niebla vs Panther, Azul, Dragon

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: reruns

IWRG (LAS/AYM): Golden magic, Relampago, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Hijo del Diablo, Eterno

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CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-08-23

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taped 2014-08-12 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
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LA Park not to CMLL, Mistico not back to action, IWRG

IWRG (WED)11/05/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Black Niko bExtraño
2) Sky Ángel & Vampiro Metálico IIb Hip Hop Man & Power Bull
3) Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star b Alfa, Omega, Saruman
Saruman can’t get a win in IWRG.
4) Avisman,Chicano, Ciclon Black, Dragón Celestial b Liderk, Rayan, Spartan, Spector
“Kenshi” was listed, but he was back to being Chicano here. Avisman, scheduled on the tencico side for no discernible reason, turned on his partners.
5) Canis Lupus, El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno b Golden Magic, Relámpago, Veneno
Rudos took 1/3, Canis beating Golden Magic.

Saruman angle only exists in my mind.

LA Park’s not returning to CMLL after all. Park’s speech on last Friday’s show certainly implied a full time return, but All Elite announced LA Park was still an independent and only wrestling CMLL luchadors on their shows. CMLL went completely silent on LA Park’s appearance after Friday; when it still hadn’t been brought up by the end of CMLL Informa, that was the sign something was going on. All Elite is friends with Luchas 2000, Luchas 2000 is friends with CMLL – it’s possible LA Park’s appearance was done as a favor, but there was probably some money attached too. Instead of selling advertising on the sign boards or the ring, CMLL sold advertising in the form of a in-ring promo.

All Elite comes out a winner, because they still get to promote LA Park vs CMLL matches on their own cards – even though LA Park really didn’t specifically promote those shows. LA Park comes out a winner, because he’s reaffirmed as a winner and can do promos about how he want to Arena Mexico to challenge everyone and CMLL was too scared to let him fight their “protected/inflated” wrestlers. The fans are losers, because CMLL was (as usual) too busy pretending everything was alright to honestly say LA Park wasn’t coming back or explain the situation at all. CMLL believes they’re a winner because they’re getting paid by All Elite, but really just sold more of it’s credibility away and comes out a loser in the long run.

This news comes from an All Elite press conference, who also said they’d be running shows in Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosi, Neza and Monterrey. They’re running very expensive shows with no television promotion, just relying on magazines and newspapers, as well as the star power of guys who are struggling to draw people to regular shows. Either this promotion doesn’t really have a plan here and is about to lose a lot of money, or there is something going on with the money that doesn’t seem safe to speculate about.

LA Park is also announced in Arena Coliseo Monterrey on 11/30 and Nuevo Laredo on 12/01. Either he lied about his injury, he’s lying about working these shows, or he’s coming back far too soon from it. This press conference would’ve been the moment to come clean about any of those situations (or even just make up a better story), but it doesn’t appear anything was said.

Meanwhile, Los Colisenos predicts LA Park’s return to CMLL will be a miserable failure. You can read this as Colisenos not being any more plugged in than the rest of us to know it wasn’t a full time return, or that even people inside CMLL had no idea what was going on. I think it’s the latter, and that’s the only reason it was reported at all. Still, it would’ve taken about 20 seconds for JCR to say “hey, LA Park isn’t actually back, he’s just working some indy shows at CMLL buildings” to clear up the situation.

Tickets for All Elite’s announced shows in Puebla and Coliseo run from 125MX to 480MMX ($9 to $35USD) on the DF stop, which is pricey for lucha libre shows. Note that CMLL is selling these tickets themselves thru Ticketmaster – or All Elite is paying them to sell the tickets for them. (It may just be that’s the only way they can set them up for Ticketmaster at those venues.) If last Friday wasn’t just a one time All Elite advertising spot, it would make sense for Dr. Wagner or Extreme Tiger or someone other outside name from the show to make an appearance tomorrow.

This week’s Tercera Caida had Golden Magic & Chicano on to discuss the Castle of Terror results. Those two, and Golden Magic’s ever present father Mr. Magia, spoke more after the show. There’s also a bonus short clip of Herodes talking about his very busy indy career.

Yesterday’s CMLL Informa was mostly useless. The one thing we got out of it was Mistico II being evasive about his return date. He wouldn’t even confirm a 2014 return and he and JCR avoided the issue a lot. (Which really didn’t leave them much to talk about.) I do know Mistico also taped a promo for NJPW – maybe one that’ll air this weekend – and that seems like something they’d only want if he was going to be on the January shows.

El Rey’s site has a Lucha Underground store. It’s generic Cafe Press-ish stuff with logos on basic stuff, but yesterday you couldn’t buy a Drago shirt on the internet and today you can, a massive leap forward for all lucha libre kind. Since this launched very quietly, I wonder if it’s even supposed to be there.

WWE is shuffling the air days of their TV shows, as has been anticipated most of this year. By no coincidence, their NXT show will apparently air at the same as Lucha Underground currently airs.

SI’s Extra Mustard had a story on the El Hijo del Santo/Axel name battle. The article reads like an interview with Axel is the primary source. El Hijo del Santo refused an email interview request and is painted as man who guard his rights to be the heir of the Santo name because it’s all he has.

Stukita vs Draego has been added to the 11/23 Coliseo Coalaco show.

A story on the recent lucha libre shows at the Mexico City Toy Museum. The museum has been promoting a new lucha libre hall of fame coming soon. I’ve lost track of how many of those have been announced, held an induction ceremony where all their friends were put in and their enemies were not and then were never mentioned again.

The weekend shows in Juarez include a tribute show to the recently murdered Anima I; his brothers are also retiring on the show.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

DoradaFan has highlights of 08-12 CMLL.

BxB FLy has highlights of last week’s IWRG show and Mascara Dorada in Japan

Drago talks about his match in Leon. The fact that there’s not a lot of angles going on in AAA right now make a lot of these interviews really generic. We can work out Alberto/Texano, Hell Brothers/Psycho Circus and Aerostar/Super Fly for Guerra de Titanes, but I hope they work on the rest of the card by Leon so there’s far fewer “I will be teaming with these two people, who are good people, and facing these three people, who are dangerous” articles for everyone’s sake.

DJ Spectro writes about Santo II.

Lineups

DTU (SAT) 11/08/2014 Plaza de las Americas, Pachuca, Hidalgo
1) Jimmy & Kevin vs Black Fire & Slayer Pack and Paranoiko & Violento Jack and Crazy Boy & Ovett and Artikus & Lanzeloth and Cíclope & Miedo Extremo and Ángel o Demonio & Jhonkyand Jinzo & Rocky Lobo [DTU NEXO]
vacant titles
2) Drastik Boy © vs Aero Boy [DTU AI]
fourth defense by Drastick Boy

I think they meant to give out the DTU Nexo title before but the show was canceled (which is a reason why running twelve DTU shows in three weeks seems iffy) but it might have just been a tag division previously?

IWRG (SUN) 11/09/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Saruman & Sky Ángel vs Hip Hop Man & Power Bull
2) Dragón Celestial, Metaleon, Septimo Dragon vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomik Star
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Liderk, Rayan, Spartan, Spector
4) Dr. Cerebro, Negro Navarro, Relámpago vs El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Golden Magic, Súper Nova, Toscano vs Canis Lupus, Chicano, Eterno

Chicano definitely asked rudo-ish after unmasked, but Eterno had a hostile confrontation with Chicano later on. I’m not sure which side he’ll end up on, but that’s what the main event will determine.

Traumas and Navarro on opposite sides in the semimain, so maybe two matches ending with turns.

I wonder how long until the Ninja Turtles/Comando Elite mask match?

ACG (FRI) 11/14/2014 Club Arena Olimpia, Tonalá, Jalisco
1) ? vs ??
2) El Tapatío & Reyko vs El Piraña & Relámpago
3) Dr. Freezer & El Divino vs Furia Nazi Jr. & Verdugo Nazi
4) Índigo vs Sádico © [OCCIDENTE WELTER]
First defense for Sadico.
5) Esfinge & Omar Brunetti vs Demonio Maya & Ráfaga

Promoted as the first “Arena Coliseo Guadalajara” card in this Tonala arena. The actual poster offers a clue – Cesar Dantes is teaching lucha libre classes here. This arena regularly runs Sunday shows already (or previously.)

indy (SUN) 11/16/2014 Mujam, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Flecha vs Cosmonauta
2) Súper Muñeco & Súper Pinocho vs Kahoz & Rambo and Black Man & Kendo and Gallego & Romano Garcia
3) Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman vs Black Terry, Scorpio Jr., Shu el Guerrero
4) Dos Caras Sr., Mil Mascaras, Sicodelico Sr. vs Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata, Brazo de Platino

There’s also a story on the recent lucha libre shows at the Mexico City Toy Museum (Mujam, which is actually an acronym). They used to run lucha libre shows once a month, stopped for a great bit of time, and have now been holding them just about every two weeks. They’ve been on social media promoting this show as part of an opening of a new lucha libre hall of fame. I’ve lost track of how many of those have been announced, held an induction ceremony where all their friends were put in and their enemies were not and then were never mentioned again. Maybe this one will go better.

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