Astral & Mephisto keep their titles in great matches

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 10/12/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Star Jr. b Cholo & Inquisidor
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Amapola, La Seductora, Zeuxis b Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi
Rudas took 2/3. Amapola submitted Estrellita for the win.
3) Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger b Cachorro, Pegasso, Tritón
Rudos took 1/3 in a good match.
4) Astral © b Eléctrico [CMLL MINI]
Electrico grabbed Triton to be his second. Astral had Star Jr. as his second (but he showed up late.) Astral took falls 2/3 to keep the title in a great match, probably the best possible match between the two. Astral’s first defense.
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada DQ Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker
Straight falls, Shocker fouling Azul in the second. Azul challenged Shocker to a (non-title) match next week.

Astral versus Electrico is worth going out of your way to see and the tercera was fun too. Women’s match wasn’t bad. Rest of the show was useless.

CMLL (SUN) 10/12/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Dr. Frezzer b Satara
2) Demonio Rojo & El Yaqui b El Brillante & Virgo
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Magnum b Sky Kid
4) Acertijo, Évola, Jocker b Exterminador, Javier Cruz Jr., Leo
Rudos took 2/3, Acertijo sneaking in a foul on Leo.
5) Dalys & Tiffany b Goya Kong & Marcela
Rudas took 2/3, cheating to win.
6) Mephisto © b Valiente [MEX LH]
Mephisto won in a what was said to be a excellent 30 minute match (though the Twitter timestamps says it was c1oser to 20.) Ninth defense, third straight against Valiente.

Probably the same Mephisto/Valiente match they had in Arena Mexico, though it’s nice to think of them continually getting better at it.

Lucha Underground announced Blue Demon vs Chavo Guerrero Jr., Drago vs King Cuerno in a falls count anywhere match, and a world title match for the double taping on Saturday.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of the monthly show at the Toy Museum. Solar/Negro Navarro was said to be excellent by people who’ve seen a lot of them.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and the latest LuchaWorld podcast.

This week’s Super Libre had el Faraon as guest.

Segunda Caida reviews this week’s Uprising Lucha Libre show with a good Oliver John vs Blue Demon Jr.

The Planet Lucha has video of the ChilangaMask press conference for their upcoming show in Monterrey in one two three parts. You’re holding the phone the wrong way!

A Halloween Queretaro show includes a main event where a Porro will likely lose his hair and a Black Warrior sighting. Crazy Boy being here reminds me to bring up that Crazy Boy hasn’t been on AAA TV since this spring. With Joe Lider joining the Perros del Mal, the Mexican Powers are basically Nino Hambruguesa and no one else.

The Kriminal Boys are the sixth team added to the Cara Lucha tagteam tournament.

Lucha Libre in Japan

10/12 NOAH: Daisuke Harada (C) b Super Crazy [GHC JR] – 5th defense. Pesadilla’s team won on the undercard. Super Crazy and Pesadilla are still on the upcoming tour, even though it’s a heavyweight tag tournament.

10/12 Wrestle-1/TNA: Andy Wu & El Hijo Del Pantera b Jiro Kuroshio & Yusuke Kodama – this aired on the PPV and should turn in the usual places if you want to check in on Hijo del Pantera.

Lineup

CMLL (SUN) 10/19/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Dragon Lee, Mr. Cacao, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Skándalo
3) Amapola, Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, Dark Angel, Makoto, Narumiya, Zeuxis [cibernetico]
Mexico vs the World
4) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto
5) Diamante Azul vs Shocker

Women’s Mexico vs the World cibernetico is best chance for a good match on this show. I don’t know if that’s a good thing.

Azul vs Shocker is non-title. Eh.

Mr. Cacao exists here only to feud with Arkangel, Arkangel is not in this match – is Arkangel hurt? or just randomness.

CMLL (SUN) 10/19/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro vs Relampago Azul
2) Índigo vs Furia Nazi
3) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Goya Kong vs Tiffany
5) Javier Cruz Jr. vs Acertijo [hair]
6) La Sombra & Omar Brunetti vs Mr. Águila & Sádico and Gallo & Titán and Cavernario & Ráfaga

Main event is a DF guy with a local guy tag tournament.

Acertijo and Javier have been facing for three weeks and their feud has only been noticed by the Guadalajara Twitter today, so of course it’s time for the tag match.

Goya probably can’t be in two places at once. Would assume the Guadalajara stuff is planned weeks ahead of time and someone just got the idea for cibernetico in Arena Coliseo. They probably should make the sub there.

XMW (SAT) 11/01/2014 Salón Citlalli, Ecatepec de Morelos, Estado de México
1) Dollar, Flama Negra, Legendario vs Matrix, Medieval, Power
2) Fly Star & Toxin Boy vs Angel Azul & Karateka and Obscuro & Terremoto and Chica Ye-Ye & Demasiado
3) Centvrión, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor, Fulgor II, Metaleon vs Cronos, Fly Metalik, Herodes Jr., Mixus, Mr. Leo
4) Ludark Shaitan vs Felina Metalica [FUSION KAWAI]
5) Yoruba vs Tornado [XMW LH]
6) Belial vs Impulso, Fly Warrior, Arez, Low Rider, Guason [PDM LH]
7) Wotan vs Necro Butcher, Chuy Martinez, Hell Spawn, Core

Should be a crazy show and have so many dives off that ledge (if it’s still there.) Tercera is IWRG vs XMW with guys who are not quite in IWRG any more.

Ingobernables vs CMLL, Alberto el Patron honored in SLP

Copa Jr./photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 10/10/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Univision]
1) Akuma & Disturbio b Robin & Soberano Jr.
2) Misterioso Jr., Skándalo, Virus b Black Panther, Pegasso, Tritón
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Rey Cometa b Ephesto, Felino, Hechicero
Delta replaced Titan. Hechicero has a new mask (and wore his Poder Y Honor championship to the ring.) Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente b Kráneo, Mr. Niebla, Shocker
Shocker and Azul are still feuding.
5) Máximo b Mephisto [Copa Jr. VIP, Copa Jr., final]
Maximo took 2/3 to win the tournament. Money was thrown in. Brazo de Oro and Kahoz were the seconds. Maximo dedicated the win to his mother.
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush b Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero
Ingobernables won in straight falls. Clean fall in the first, Rush sneaking in a foul on UG in the second.

Nice upset win for Maximo. This tournament still feels like something put on just to fill a few weeks of shows, but at least maybe they can get something out of down the road.

new Hechicero/CMLL/Alexis Salazar

Main event looks like they’ve moved on to the Ingobernables against the Guerreros. They haven’t moved on from Shocker & Diamante Azul, despite all reason and logic.

Alberto el Patron was honored by the city of San Luis Potosi yesterday. The mayor talked about Alberto’s achievements in sports and being a role model for young people, Alberto noted it was his first visit back in 9 years and gave the mayor credit for making many positive changes. That sort of thing, and the best sort of local promotion for Sunday’s show. In a Q&A, Alberto said he plans on wrestling for “only three or four more years” so he can eventually spend more time with his family. It’s very rare a wrestler says something like that and sticks to it. Alberto might more set on that then most, but it’s something AAA has to find out for sure before they decide on how they’re booking the Perro/Alberto feud. Alberto was mobbed by fans coming/leaving the ceremony.

Rob has highlights from the 06/27/14 CMLL show, including the En Busca de un Idolo cibernetico.

CMLL’s text/video preview for the Dia Los Muertos suggest the shows will not be CMLL vs CMLL, but CMLL vs the Undead. That would be a different booking direction, so that doesn’t seem likely at all.

Ingobernables/CMLL/Alexis Salazar

Impulso and Belial have been added to the CaraLucha tag team tournament. Three to go. Kriminal Boys are surely one.

SuperLuchas looks back at Dr. X on the third anniversary of his death, and Kcidis has a Dr. X drawing.

El Pancracio has a photo and a note from Cuchillo’s funeral: the body was cremated.

SuperLuchas also writes about a Hombre Bala benefit show coming up next month.

Porra Fresa returns with a preview of Monday’s card.

DJ Spectro reports a magazine interview with (a previous) Paranoico.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 10/17/2014 Arena México
1) Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela vs Makoto, Narumiya, Zeuxis
3) Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi [lightning]
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, Titán vs Mr. Niebla, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Diamante Azul, Máscara Dorada, Máximo vs Euforia, Shocker, Thunder
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

Yep, trios title match coming up.

Why does Mascara Dorada have to be in such trying matches? Hoping Dragon Lee & Kamaitachi makes Fox Sports somehow.

indy (SUN) 10/26/2014 Complejo Deportivo de La Inalámbrica, Merida, Yucatán
1) Acuaboy & Mr. Voltio vs Mensajero Del Diablo & Rebelde Punk
2) El Alebrije & Toriñito vs Halcón Rojo Jr. & Monsther
3) La Sádica © vs Stephanie Vaquer [LLF Juvenil]
4) Máximo & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Cien Caras Jr. & Zumbi
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. © vs Último Guerrero [IWL HEAVY]

Lineup is here. If the main event happens as scheduled, it’s the first singles match between Wagner & Guerrero in six and a half years. My records have Dr. Wagner Jr. and Ultimo Guerrero meeting 10 times. I don’t have a result for one match in Guadalajara. Wagner has won nine times. Ultimo Guerrero has won none times.

10/10 AAA TV Results (Tlahuelilpan)

AAA TV (FRI) 10/10/2014 Plaza de Toros, Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo [AAA]
1) Dinastía & Mascarita Sagrada b Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Histeria
2) Eterno & Taya Valkyrie b Jennifer Blake & Niño Hamburguesa
Taya beat Jennifer.
3) Australian Suicide & Jack Evans b El Apache & Joe Lider
Apache replaced Pentagon and took the loss to Suicide’s shooting star tornillo. Lider lost in his return to the rudo side. Pentagon and Fantasma attacked the tecnicos after the match.
4) Chessman b Monsther Clown
4) Monsther Clown b Chessman
Monster Clown submitted Chessman.Hell Brothers attacked Monsther Clown after the win and warned more would be coming in a couple days. He also taunted Myzteziz and others to try and stop him.
5) Averno & Hijo del Fantasma b El Mesías & Myzteziz
5) El Mesías & Myzteziz b Averno & Hijo del Fantasma
La Mistica and spear for the win. Hell Brothers tried to get involved, but La Parka ran them off. It rained badly during this match.
6) Blue Demon Jr. & Fénix b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Pentagón Jr.
Pentagon replaced Daga. Demon submitted Perro.

Air Date: 10/25 and 11/02

Really surprising Perro would be the one taking the loss in the main event with Pentagon right there. Not a surprise Demon won. Daga, still presumably battling a knee injury, could’ve been held off this show to give him a better chance at working Sunday but I’d guess he misses both.

There is a change in philosophy about who gets brought to TV tapings. They used to only have people show up who had a match, but Cibernetico’s been on every single taping since TripleMania and hasn’t wrestled once. Parka appeared here as a surprise, and maybe to set up a direction for the Hell Brothers which doesn’t necessarily include challenging for the trios titles. Demon/Parka/Myzteziz versus the Hell Brothers would work.

(No idea what become of Ludxor.)

I wouldn’t expect a lot out of the fifth match because of that rain, and it may have messed with the other matches as well.

They’re back taping in two days in San Luis Potosi for Heroes Inmortales.

Tags:

Cuchillo, AAA in Tlahuelilpan, Copa Junior VIP

Cuchillo, on the right, from 2013. (Photo by Black Terry Jr.)

Cuchillo, Jamie Carrillo, passed away yesterday. He was 66 and passed away due to complications from diabetes.

Cuchillo’s was a 70s/80s UWA luchador. Cuchillo started out as El Rubi for his first few years, then wrestled as Polaco for 15 years before finding his biggest success as Cuchillo. Cuchillo was part of the first version of the Triangular de la Muerte with Kahoz & Zandokan (with Rambo eventually becoming part of the group.)

His biggest career match was probably his mask loss to El Hijo del Santo in 1988. Cuchillo also was used as the Mexican rudo to put over a young Yoshihiro Asai twice on tours of Japan for Gran Hamada’s UWF promotion. Asai was designed to be the hero of the promotion, so Cuchillo must’ve been thought of well to be in the position against him. Cuchillo was still around lucha after UWA, running Arena (Nueva) Aragon and training luchadors. Fenix and Pentagon Jr. paid tribute to him yesterday. There was a retirement show for Cuchillo just two months ago. He had been wrestling on legends shows on recent years.

SuperLuchas has an excerpt from a recent interview about the start of Cuchillo’s careerKrisZ’s news update, La Furia de Titanes, and DJ Spectro have obits.

AAA has a busy weekend starting tonight in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo. Heroes Inmortales is two days away and already announced. Chessman and Monster Clown may set up the trios match on Sunday, but the rest isn’t much of a direct build to the second show. Main event here is Demon & Fenix vs Daga & Perro, where everyone besides Perro is in the Copa Antonio Pena 48 hours later.

Ludxor says he’s heading to Tlahuelilapn. He’s not currently on the card and there’s no obvious place for him to be on the card, so maybe he’s been added to a match.

Alberto del Rio is being honored at the San Luis Potosi city hall today at 2:30pm. The press release mentioned Elegido, Psycho Clown and Marisela Pena will also be in attendance. It’s possible they could make to the TV taping, but it’s unlikely they would.

I was wondering last night how AAA would manage running two shows in Mexico and two shows in US on the same weekend, then actually checked the information and realized I’d been wrong all week: Lucha Underground is taping next weekend, not this weekend. That makes a lot more sense. Maybe the double tapings on Saturdays were as much to clear out this weekend as to save some money. When the tapings resume next week, Aerostar will be part of the next Lucha Underground tapings.

CMLL has it’s usual Friday night show. Thunder faces the full Ingobernables in a match that might be best watched thru your fingers. CMLL could use a new direction and the big foreigner facing the tweeners might be a good one if the big foreigner was any good. Ultimo Guerrero & Euforia will be in the match to keep it together (and theoretically to set up a trios title match.) The semifinal has Mephisto & Maximo in a Copa Junior which could go either way but doesn’t seem to mean anything either way. It looks like the weekend for those kind of tournaments. My hunt is Mephisto is winning to go onto bigger things, but Maximo is a guy who gets set up for a sympathetic loss often and could use a singles win once in a while.

The signup fee for the AAA supported En Mascarados Race (350 MX, $26US) includes a race number, a t-shirt, and a mask to wearing during the race. Sign up is listed to 5000 people.

CMLL luchadors were supposed to be part of a show tonight in Tijuana, but apparently were all pulled off the show based on the lineup announced at a press conference yesterday. New main event is Octagon, Gronda and Intocable versus Fuerza Guerrera, Psicosis (probably Nicho) and Oriental.

CMLL didn’t announce anything about Atlantis not being on a show, but wanted to make sure people didn’t buy tickets to see Lluvia in Arena Coliseo Monterrey on Sunday – she won’t be on that show. I’m going to guess CMLL was just aware of one or not the other, but maybe they should be more aware? I dunno, they’re doing something, should be happy about that.

Segunda Caida reviews La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker

Los Neza Boys have been added to the Cara Lucha tournament. The Cara Lucha promoters and Super Nova talked to Tercera Caida for their after the show segement.

The local Box Y Lucha commission in Tepic says there won’t be any more lucha shows in Tepic after the last one last lost 35 to 40,0000 pesos ($2600 USD.) They were expecting 700 fans and drew 200. That means they were expecting to draw at least 70 pesos per missing fan, which seems high – they did list Rey Bucanero, Satanico, Mr. Aguila and Gronda as among those working the show.

10/11-12 lucha times

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== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Moved back to 3:30pm this week. The preview says Aerostar gets his title match, Bengala/Demon/Fenix vs Pentagon/Pain/V4 and the Hellbrothers return.

== CMLL ==

FOX2 & Azteca: 50/50 bet these two go back to airing different matches this week. Fox, airing at 11am this week, should have block B of Copa Jr. VIP and the main event from last Friday.

52MX: Malefico/Rey Cometa, Panther/Cachorro/Maximo vs Invasors, and a main event trios headed to Volador/Sombra

Claro: The CMLL Minis cibernetico if they’re thinking. Which they may not be.

C3: Atlantis, Dorada, Titan vs Gran Guerrero, Neibla Roja, Rey Escorpion

TVC Deportes (Puebla): The Sunday airing of this show hasn’t been airing on feed because the guy running it keeps switch it to the NFL game, but they’ve been repeating it on Mondays. If I can get this one, it’s the tag team tournament final, Amapola/Zeuxis vs Dark Angel/Estrellita and some other less interesting stuff

Terra Sunday: the bumpy road to Diamante Azul/Shocker, and Astral and Electrico with hopefully no one breaking a leg.

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: ColiseoMania! Probably.

IWRG (LAS/AYM): This is only airing the Wednesday show in full and the Sunday show in part if they get around to it. The Ninja Turtles are only a Sunday act. You’re going to be disappointed.

Tags:

IWRG, Alberto el Patron, Lucha Underground

 

IWRG (WED) 10/08/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Oficialito b Aramis
Match was supposed to be Galaxy & Extrano.
2) Galaxy & Sky Ángel b Araña de Plata & Atomic Star
Galaxy switched placed with Aramis.
3) Anubis Black & Hip Hop Man b Dragón Celestial & Imposible
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo b Dr. Cerebro, Metaleon, Veneno
Gringos took 1/3 when Diablo snuck in a foul on Cerbero and Avisman covered for the win.
5) Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic, Kenshi Kabuki b Danny Casas, Eterno, Oficial 911 [super libre]
Rudos took 1/3, the last when Golden Magic was distracted by Oficialito and 911 took advantage for the win.

It looks likes this Oficialito is not one of the previous minis (who are still around Puebla) – this one had “Oficial” on his back instead of 911/AK47/Fierro. Cerbero/Gringos goes on, maybe another Golden Magic title match too.

This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter says Alberto el Patron is missing the WWC shows and will be at the Tijuana show instead. Alberto will be honored tomorrow in San Luis Potosi by the city, which means he’s probably not going to Tlahuelilpan.

Alberto still hasn’t revealed “the real story of his firing from WWE”, teased as recently as last week. If he’s ever going to do it, it seems like it’d happen as soon as the next week. Doing another round of press right now might get more attention for Heroes Inmortales, doing one next week could stir up anger towards WWE right before they come to town.

On last night’s podcast with Dr. Lucha, I think Bryan Alvarez actually was the one who broke lucha news. Bryan said Lucha Underground may have planted false information or taped things that won’t actually here in hopes of the bad info getting out and what actually happened surprising people later on. (I have some theories on what that could be but I don’t want make bad guesses here. That’s what Twitter’s for!)

Yesterday was the originally scheduled premiere date for Lucha Underground, before it was moved to the end of the month. The reason it was moved was because the Unimas Spanish language of the airings couldn’t start until then – but I haven’t seen anything official from the Unimas side that the shows is on. Perhaps it’s something that’ll get settled after the Lucha Underground tapings (season 1, part 1) wrap up this week, but they’re not leaving them much time to start promoting the show before it airs. Unimas is a pretty important part of the overall strategy, because it gives them a much bigger reach than El Rey and a reach to an audience that may be interested in the show but not aware of El Rey even if they have it. Lucha Underground can exist with the Unimas show, but it’s not going to grow they way they imagine it on El Rey alone.

LuchaWorld has a great article on their trip to Lucha Underground, complete with interviews with many of the wrestlers. They also have KrisZ’s news update

Matt Farmer starts a piece looking back at September in Mexico with notes on the biggest events from 1933 to 1974.

Tercera Caida had Super Nova as guest.

Last night’s CMLL Informa had Electrico, Maximo and Shocker as guests.  They also pushed 10/31 (Friday) and 11/02 (Sunday, surely in Arena Mexico) as Dia de Muertos themed shows.

Rob has highlights of 06/24/14 CMLL.

Joaquin, La Parka, Hijo del Fantasma, Angelico, Sexy Star and Taya were part of a press conference today to promote the En Mascarados Race on 11/09.

Flamita was officially announced as returning to Dragon Gate in November today. It could be a short stay: his buddies the Millenials accepted a match against Team Veteran for 11/06 match where if Flamita’s team would all be deported to Mexico if they lose. Looking forward to Eita & crew versus the Ninja Turtles!

SuperLuchas back at an El Toreo card on October 9, 1983, at a time where EMLL and UWA were sharing talent and Strong Man’s debut five years ago.

Paloma Rouse talks about her match at the Toy Museum this Saturday and a trip to Finland in February.

CMLL Tuesday results, Alberto to Japan

Mascara Dorada/Metalik (photo by CMLL/Alexis Salazar)

CMLL (TUE) 10/07/2014 Arena México
1) Apocalipsis & Camorra b Fresbee & Leono
2) Esfinge, Sensei, Starman b Artillero, Canelo Casas, Súper Comando
3) Kamaitachi, Metálico, Okumura b Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
4) Dragon Lee b Raziel [lightning]  (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Dragon Lee won with a top rope double stomp.
5) Blue Panther, Fuego, Super Porky b Bárbaro Cavernario, Hombre sin Nombre, Pólvora
Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Titán b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 1/3

I haven’t seen it, but Dragon Lee versus Raziel sounds like the match you want it to be. No angles on the show.

CMLL (TUE) 10/07/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Magnus & Star Jr. b Demonio Maya & Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis b Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Lluvia
Rudas took 2/3.
3) Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, Pierroth fouling Delta and getting away with it.
4) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys b Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush
Rudos took 2/3, Rey Bucanero fouling Maximo and getting away with it.
5) Volador Jr. b Shocker
Volador took 2/3, beating Shocker with his own reinera.

Perhaps a little more variety of finishes. One of those is setting up a singles match next week, one of those is not, there’s no real reason why.

AAA held it’s annual remembrance mass for Antonio Pena on Monday. Many people spoke about their memories and they released white balloons in his honor. Octagon, who hasn’t been around AAA this year, was one of those people who spoke. Atomic Boy was among the big group of people mentioned in attendance; he hasn’t been seen since dislocating his shoulder in a July 2013 match.

Alberto el Patron will be working for the Wrestle-1 promotion in Japan. He was announced for an 11/01 show at Sumo Hall. Nosawa had previously said he was trying to bring Alberto over for his own promotion, but this is the one Keiji Mutoh runs and where Hijo del Pantera currently wrestles.

Cara Lucha Promociones, the group that’s running Arena San Juan about every other weekend, is announcing the 8 teams in their tag team tournament one a day. They’ve announced indy standouts los Magnificos, Oro Jr & Star Jr. and Super Halcon Jr. & Hombre Bala Jr. so far, which is a pretty good start.

Tercera Caida is on today at 5 today, as is CMLL Informa. Neither show has announced guests as of yet.

There’s a lucha libre photo exhibition in Puebla’s zocalo from 10/15 to 10/22. This seems modeled after the CMLL photo exhibition from last year (though on a lot smaller scale – 12 photos) and there are plans to move it to parks around the city after that.

CMLL has stories on Electrico’s cibernetico and Volador retaining his title in Puebla. They note that rudo Sagrado worked as Sombra’s corner man. CMLL also has highlights of the week are here.

Canek challenges Wagner. Wagner challenges LA Park.

Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Azteca 08/02/14 and Negro Casas vs Rush, super short version.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews more vintage Negro Casas, then decides it’s not vintage after all.

SuperLuchas interviews Tulancingo’s Hardman.

A history of lucha libre in Oaxaca.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 10/14/2014 Arena México
1) Flyer & Sensei vs Camorra & Espanto Jr.
2) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. vs Canelo Casas, El Rebelde, Metálico
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit vs La Comandante, Makoto, Narumiya
4) Rey Cometa vs Niebla Roja [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Hechicero, Rey Escorpión
6) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas

The Japanese women are in starting next week as rudas – that’s a long trip to work a Goya Kong match.

Rey Cometa and Niebla Roja should be fun. The top two matches have chances as well.

That segunda is El Rebelde’s first match here in three months. No idea what happened.

CMLL (TUE) 10/14/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón & Star Jr. vs Akuma & Ráfaga
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Meteoro vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Esfinge, Gallo, Omar Brunetti vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Máximo vs Rey Bucanero
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Titán

Maximo versus Rey Bucanero was a match they were doing a lot, then Maximo threatned to quit, then they stopped doing that match. I don’t think that sequence of events is connected at all, it’s just funny when you see it like that. Possibly funnier than the match.

I am not excited for this edition of 52MX at all.

PROLLM (SUN) 10/19/2014 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
***17th Anniversary Show***
1) Hip Hop Man vs Teseo, Ukkonen, Chicago Rush, Dinamic King, Kruenen, Hazel, Golden, Yakuza, Dragon Negro, Demonio Baltazar, Forastero, Gargola Extrem, Dragos [royal rumble]
2) Judas el Traidor & Magnifico vs Trauma I & Trauma II and Daga & Eterno and Impulso & Wotan
3) Loki vs Inmortal [mask]
4) Solar I vs Rocky Santana, Negro Navarro ©, Cachorro Mendoza [FLLM MASTER]
5) Aramis vs Juana La Loca [hair, mask]
6) Canek, Heavy Metal, Máscara Sagrada vs Justiciero, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

We saw the build up to this show and now I’m emotionally invested in Aramis versus Juana La Loca and the other stuff is good as well. I would absolutely go to this show.

10/04 Lucha Underground Results (first taping)

Lucha Underground (SAT) 10/04/2014 Lucha Underground Arena, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
1) Cage b Mariachi Loco
Cage is Brian Cage. A blond woman accompanied Mariachi Loco (probably the one who is Holly Meowy on Twitter.)
2) Fenix (AAA) b Big Ryck, Mascarita Sagrada, Prince Puma, Pentagón Jr., Son Of Havoc, Súper Fly, King Cuerno, Mariachi Loco, Drago (AAA)
All ten wrestlers came to the ring, then Dario Cueto announced he’d be giving someone a big chance on the show. He announced a ten man elimination match with the guys who were in the ring. Fenix beat Puma to end a great crazy match. Crowd was into Mascarita Sagrada trying to win.
3) Mil Muertes b Chavo Guerrero Jr., Sexy Star, Johnny Mundo, B-boy, Cisco, Cortez Castro, Pimpinela Escarlata, Ricky Mandell, Famous B [battle royal]
Chavo eliminated Sexy Star, so their issues continue. Mundo kept nearly getting eliminated, then was thrown out by Mil at the end. Fenix came out and he and Mil had a staredown. Cueto returned with a belt and announced there’d be a champion crowned before the end of the year. He explained how this would happen; The person at the show didn’t understand the explanation, except for the part where Mil versus Fenix would be the first match and happen right now
4) Mil Muertes b Fenix (AAA) [LU CHAMP, tournament]

This would be the 12/03 taping (unless they end up skipping the night before Thanksgiving.)

For the moment, I only have the first show results. The ladder match would’ve been on the second show – and probably was also part of this tournament, given what we know about how the title tournament turned out and how quickly it ended.

Between the two 20 man matches, that’s got be most of the male wrestlers involved in the show, but not all of them. I’ve got a pretty good hunch that Hernandez was back this weekend. Maybe he worked the late show.

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Wagner defeats Canek, Volador defeats Sombra (again)

indy (SUN) 10/05/2014 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Chucho el Roto, Hijo De Talisman, Spider Boy b Discordia, Ironía, Pequeño Demonio
2) Esther Moreno, Lady Apache, Reyna Del Sur b Cristal, Felina Metalica, Rossy Moreno
3) Sádico, Súper Nova, Yakuza b Flamita, Mike Segura, Terry 2000 highlights (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
money thrown in, said to be a great match
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. b Trauma I & Trauma II and Aeroboy & Violento Jack highlights (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Aero & Jack were out first, then Hijo del Pirata stole Trauma II’s mask to beat him.
5) Negro Navarro © b Pirata Morgan [FMLL MASTER]
The Traumas and the Piratas were the seconds and got involved a lot. Navarro snuck in a foul on Morgan while the referee was distracted.
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. DQ Canek & Toscano
LA Park pulled out of the show due to medical issues, with Canek replacing him. Wagner fouled Canek, Canek pulled Wagner’s mask, ref only saw Canek with the mask and called the DQ on him.

Flamita has had nothing but really good matches since coming back to Mexico.

CMLL (MON) 10/06/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque]
1) Centauro de Fuego & Fuerza Chicana b Meyer & Paris
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Blue Center & Demus 3:16 b Astro Aéreo Jr. & Último Dragoncito
Demus destroyed Ultimo Dragoncito at the finish.
3) Asturiano, Dragon Lee, Oro Jr. DQ Arkángel de la Muerte, King Jaguar, Siki Ozama Jr.
Arkangel came back into the ring to attack Asturiano after being eliminated.
4) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stigma DQ Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Skándalo
Skandalo is back again. Stigma is said to have come back in after being eliminated to attack Misterioso (second DQ for that in a row?)
5) Ephesto, Hombre sin Nombre, Mephisto b Máximo, Stuka Jr., Valiente
Rudos took 2/3.
6) Volador Jr. © b La Sombra [NWA WELTER]
Volador took falls 2/3 to win. Volador’s first defense on this reign.

A title change was unlikely here. Volador gets to have a title. Sombra already has a title. Everyone gets a title.

The best match on tonight’s CMLL show might be the lightning match uploaded before the night is over. Dragon Lee continues his not-feud against the Cancerberos by taking on the underated Raziel’s in CMLL weekly uploaded match. The main event could be good as well, with Mascara Dorada & Titan teaming up with Atlantis to take on Gran Guerrero, Rey Escorpion and Niebla Roja.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania.

Maligno picked up the Distrito Federal Heavyweight Championship from Capitan Furia in San Luis Potosi. It’s still unknown if Mexico City is actually recognizing these title reigns.

Ultimo Dragon was honored in El Salvador (by a promotion that runs small shows in the basement of a shopping mall.) Dragon seems to turn up in Central America quite a bit, and said he visits the region his because his father worked there and he wanted to see the places his father remembered and loved. I didn’t know Dragon’s father was in wrestling (though I guess he could’ve had another job that took him there.

Maximo is #1 on the CMLL top 10 list; Demus is #10 (for losing but still challening people.)

Zorro talks about Copa Antonio Pena.

Looks like Claro Sports was filming a feature on Hechicero yesterday.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 10/12/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Septimo Dragon & Sky Ángel vs Cirujano Jr. & Hip Hop Man
2) Diva Salvaje, Estrella Divina, Miss Gaviota vs Rayan, Spartan, Violencia Jr.
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
4) Dr. Cerebro, Pantera, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Demon Clown, X-Fly
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Negro Navarro, Toscano vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr.

Demon Clown and X-Fly is quite a team. Main event follows up on the Pirata/Dos issues from last week.

Negro Navarro & Violencia are back here for the first time in a while. Septimo Dragon is from Guanajuato and works for DTU normally (though seemed to miss the last couple of shows to work in Monterrey instead.) An Estrella Divina has also been working for DTU and I’d guess it’s the one who normally works in Tampico (and not the one who was working in Guerrero.) There’s a Cirujano working in Puebla and Estado de Mexico; assuming that’s one guy, that’s probably this guy.

I’m so cynical about IWRG – and everything else! – that I want to start a pool on which Ninja Turtle goes missing first. I’m guessing Teelo.

CMLL (MON) 10/13/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis & Rey Samuray vs Centauro de Fuego & Rey Apocalipsis
2) Black Tiger, Milenium, Robin vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Fuerza Chicana, Nitro
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Olímpico, Puma, Tiger
4) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
5) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente

Ultimo Guerrero versus Atlantis.

None of the DQs from this week’s show appear this week.

We all thought it was odd to see Olimpico hugging Ultimo Guerrero after he lost his mask at the Anniversary show. We thought it was odd because we didn’t know they were that close. We probably should’ve thought it was odd because it was Olimpico appearing in Arena Mexico. He’s only wrestled there twice this year, once in February and once in June. He’s still getting booked in Puebla (slightly) and Guadalajara (more than slightly.)

 

10/04-10/06 lucha videos

Noches de Coliseo remains in a repeat, though sources close to the situation say new material may return next week.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7Tk1mYknbltHhDlDxnoZgQS  – it’s been a while since I’ve said this, but if you’re going to download a lot of the videos, you’re best using a program that allows you to download off YouTube than the links below. There’s no limiter on YouTube

Thanks to my wonderful helpers, we’re adding shows we missed in August and September. There’s 10+ hours in total on the YouTube channel today, another 2 on Daily Motion, and 4-5 hours on the shows I only put as download links.

The Ninja Turtles matches have not aired yet. They may in a few hours – check my Twitter this evening.

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