CMLL Friday preview, TripleMania tickets on sale

Tonight’s CMLL show has Rush & La Mascara defending tag team titles, taking on Negro Casas & Shocker. Rush has had great singles matches with both those guys, so it should be a good match if La Mascara holds up his end. Rush & Mascara seemed a sure thing to keep the tag titles back when Niebla and Casas were to be tag team challengers, but that was before Sombra became double champion. CMLL sometimes balances the wins and losses, though CMLL’s so far behind the Indeseables that they still seem likely to win. The non-streamed broadcast has another Atlantis versus Ultimo Guerrero trio match.

There are important changes in the En Busca de un Idolo standings going into the final week. The non-Hechicero trio has inverted from last week. Dragon Lee has gone from second to fourth, with Cachorro & Cavernario decently ahead of him. CMLL’s formula used to determine points from the poll remains unknowable, but those three should end up within five points of each other going into tonight’s matches. Dragon Lee’s ability to back door his way in with a loss and high poll results is gone.

Instead, the scenarios go like this

  • Hechicero’s still in and may have it clinched after tonight.
  • if Hechicero wins, the winner of Cavernario/Dragon Lee will go in (outside of extraordinary judge/fan poll results)
  • if Cachorro wins, then he and the winner of Cavernario/Dragon Lee will battle for fan votes until Wednesday.
  • draws will also make it very tight and won’t eliminate anyone.

If CMLL wants the Dragon Lee vs Hechicero final – and they seem to want that based on their finishes – then they should both just win tonight.

The Terra broadcast also has a good Panther/Delta/Maya vs Revolucionarios trios match, though the En Busca de un Idolo matches definitely figure to steal the show.

Tickets go on sale for TripleMania today at noon. Don’t see prices listed quite yet, but at least know it really is locked in for 08/17. Different dates had been suggested, as usually happens wiht TripleMania.

Rob has highlights of Rey de Reyes 2014.

LuchaWorld both reviews last week’s En Busca de un Idolo.

Segunda Caida reviews Marco Corleone vs Universo 2000.

El Santo’s statue in Tulancingo was defaced with graffiti.

Cibernetico, Drago, Mamba and Chessman weigh in on the Mexican national team. Their opening match is today at 11AM, so it’s probably already happened by the time you’ve read this.

CMLL preview for Sunday’s show.

Sexy Star threatens to join the cage match on the RCH anniversary show this weekend.

Golden Magic talks about retained his title over Fuerza Guerrera.

The Mexico City Golden Gloves (boxing) tournament starts in Arena Mexico this Saturday.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Jinzo & Rocky Lobo have been announced as a team for NOAH’s Junior Heavyweight Tag Team tournament in July, so they’ll be staying over for a couple months at least. Since nothing else has come out, I’d assume Vengador Radioactivo just didn’t get his paperwork in time and Rocky Lobo already had it done from going to Dragon Gate, so he’s going instead of the kid from Xalapa. Super Crazy and Matt Striker are also a team in the tournament.

06/13-15 lucha times


== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: First part of Verano de Escandalo and unsure what that means quite yet. The guess here is Texano/Psycho, the cruiserweight contenders match and the Relevos AAA.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Sombra versus Volador and who knows. This is possibly a week full of complaining about bad CMLL editing, but hoping they’re better than usual.

52MX: Negro Casas vs Rush. Hope they give that all the time it needs and work backwards from there, but they never do that. This is only the second Rush/Negro Casas match. Valiente and Vangelis have two matches every two months.

Claro: Atlantis, Máximo, Rush vs Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión

C3: Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Puma

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Moved back to Sunday. Pólvora, Rey Escorpión, Shocker vs Atlantis, La Sombra, Marco Corleone

Lucha Azteca: Negro Casas, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush [Relevos Increíbles]

Terra Friday: The final round 2 matches of En Busca de un Idolo – the last show with two of these matches until next year. Tercera could be a good undercard match, and segunda should be a better than usual CMLL minis match (because Pequeno Warrior isn’t in it.)

Terra Sunday: Fuego versus Virus

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: Maybe this past Sunday’s taping? Maybe last Sundy’s taping they skipped?

IWRG (LAS/AYM): more Grond XXX vs Demon Clown


07/03 AAA TV Lineup (Xalapa)



AAA TV (THU) 07/03/2014 Arena Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz
1) Faby Apache, La Jarochita, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mary Apache, Taya Valkyrie
2) Alebrije, Argenis, Octagoncito vs Machine Rocker, Mini Histeria, Soul Rocker
3) Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Bengala vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
4) Angélico, Electroshock, Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pentagón Jr.
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown vsAverno, Black Warrior, Chessman, Zorro

Air Date: 07/12

This time, Hijo del Tirantes shared the poster. They may be doing it this way on purpose.

Generally the same group of guys as the last couple of tapings. No Jarrett (and no Hijo del Pirata!) but at lot of familiar names near the top. Not a lot of advancement here, but a lot of showcasing what Myzteziz can do.

Note the original poster includes a lot of people who didn’t end up on the show. They probably just grabbed a bunch of random photos, but it’s a reminder that Blue Demon Jr. still isn’t back. It could be that they just don’t want to waste him on shows which are clearly just marking time, or it could be thing settled.

Not that marking time or not having Demon are bad things. Again, the tercera looks like it could be really good. It also has the best chance to advance something, with the three guys in the cruiserweight title picture in the same match at the same time. Machine Rocker gets a welcome appearance in the segunda.

The recent tapings are all one week’s worth of tapings with a couple matches possibly being left off. I figure that’s what Konnan means by AAA getting a 2-2.5 hour show; they wouldn’t be looking to add more tapings, but put more of what they have already taped on TV instead of only YouTube.

I wonder if there’s some plan with Zorro we’re going to see that requires him to be on TV a lot more frequently or if they realized they didn’t book him much earlier and are simply making up for it.

This strategy does mean they have to keep taping every weekend. They’re probably due a longer two episode taping coming up soon, but not sure when the next taping is – might be a while before finding out. There will only be five more weeks of TV after this show; that’s about the window for the usual big happening taping of the cycle. And if they’re really going to run Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera so often, that’d be the time to do it – anytime after will be too close to TripleMania.


Golden Magic defeats Fuerza Guerrera, Psycho Clown/Texano Jr.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (WED) 06/11/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Sky Ángel b Power Bull
2) Electro Boy & Hijo De La Bestia b Alfa & Omega
Bestia’s first match since he lost his mask.
3) Ciclon Black & Metaleon b Hip Hop Man & Zurdog
4) Black Terry, Imposible, Relámpago b Canis Lupus, Guerrero Mixtico, Tony Rivera
Terry submitted Tony.
5) Golden Magic © b Fuerza Guerrera [IWRG IC WELTER]
Seconds were Mixtico & Terry. Golden took the first. Fuerza turned into a mask ripping bloody brawl in the second and submitted Golden Magic to the armbar again in the second. Seconds got involved in the fall. Mixtico tried to hit Magic with a chair but knocked out Fuerza instead. Mixtico tried to fix his mistake by fouling Magic and putting Fuerza on top, but Terry turned over the pin and Magic stayed on top for three. Golden Magic’s first defense

It was the usual heavy interference IWRG finish, but nice for Golden Magic to get any kind of win over Fuerza Guerrera.

Some notes from a recent MLW Radio VIP podcast with Konnan and Court Bauer

  • Psycho Clown versus Texano Jr. “will end at TripleMania”. (Which means the mask/hair match is not a CMLL-esque idle challenge.)
  • “Aerostar vs Super Fly will end up in a mask match – I’m just not sure when. Maybe the end of the year.” TripleMania is too early and too big of an event – they’d have to stretch it to next TripleMania.
  • Neither Court nor Konnan know how AAA TV currently works, both thinking there are two different length shows. (It’s just been one show that’s occasionally a couple minutes longer on UTDN this year. I don’t think they’re out to lunch, just that’s it’s confusing and changes without telling anyone.) Konnan: “Soon, we’re hoping to have a 2 to 2.5 hour show.” Konnan would prefer two, believing more than would be too much.
  • On AAA US: “we’re just figuring out how this story is going to be”, talking about the balance between what AAA and Hollywood wants. “We’re just a couple months away from starting to shoot” – so that’s after TripleMania, and possibly some time after TripleMania. (Konnan later said he expected to be on the air by the end of the year.) “This could be the future of wrestling”, “wrestling’s never been shot like that.” “It may be a different way of doing it with different visions.”

CMLL Informa had Tirantes and Shocker as guests. I got a lot less out of it than the MLW Radio podcast. No legal warning to end the show this week.

AAA officially posted the Queretaro card for 06/27. They also do not list the minis match.

Bengala talks about winning a cruiserweight title shot and his 8.1 move (which sounds like a cradle.)

Rob notes a neat tag team move from this week’s IWRG.

Tercera Caida had Mistico as guest, and spoke to him behind the scenes. I have not seen this yet, but it’s probably a very interesting one.

Segunda Caida reviews week 9 of En Busca de un Idolo. They’re almost caught up!

Dragon Rojo joked to a magazine that he had his tattoo removed. The magazine did not realize it was a joke. Dragon Rojo did not have his tattoo removed.

CMLL Gaceta previews Valiente vs Mephisto.

Estrellas del Ring interviews Holkan.




LM (SAT) 07/05/2014 Gimnasio Factores Mutuos, Monterrey, Nuevo León
1) Dralion vs Arez
2) Dark Angel vs Princesa Sugheit
3) Kaientai vs Erick Ortiz, Tony Rodriguez, Kratoz
4) Rey Hechicero vs Caifan
5) Black Terry vs Charly Lucero

That appears the full lineup – five matches, but five really good matches. Dark Angel looks like she’s going to murder someone on that poster. Tickets are 120 pesos ($9.21) – I can’t imagine being able to run a similar caliber show in the US for that price.

That’s Independent Day weekend here in the US, which means one could leave on Friday and get back on Sunday without having to take any days off. But then I looked at the flight costs to Monterrey and remember I can’t even be bothered to drive for 30 minutes to see good GALLI shows so probably not. It is a really good card.

06/27 AAA TV Lineup (Querétaro)

via Argenis

AAA (FRI) 06/27/2014 Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro
1) ? vs ??
minis match TBA
2) Aerostar, Argenis, Ludxor, Venum vs Argos, Carta Brava, El Apache, Súper Fly
3) Bengala, Drago, Fénix vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
4) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.
5) Electroshock, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Jeff Jarrett, Texano

Air Date: 07/05.  This is after the Puebla taping, to keep track.

Even with the weird non-match in the main event (as all Jarrett matches are intended to be), this could be one of the best cards of the year. Matches 3 and 4 are strong bets to be great. Match #1 should have highlights; the Argos/Argenis pairing is the most inconsistent bit, but maybe they’ll step over for the occasion. AAA minis matches are good on average and they’re over due for a Dinastia TV appearance.

Psycho Clown and Texano match up again, making that TripleMania match more likely. Daga versus Bengala in the tercera is also a preview to a title match, and Pentagon Jr. and Australian Suicide should still have issues in the semimain.

Texano being in the main event gives me a chance to link to this Texano interview I should’ve had in the original post. It’s another piece bragging about the length of the reign and the “11 defenses.” I would assume most people reading that are probably figuring Texano’s just making up numbers, but 11 defenses is actually what the luchawiki has (or will have once I add Verano.) There is the slight problem of Texano mentioning how he’s now beat Psycho Clown twice when it’s actually three times if you start counting the non-TV defenses to make his streak sound impressive, but oh well. This has been your fact checking paragraph for the day.

Listed referees do not include Rafael el Maya. I wonder if he’s actually in full time or was just there for the one angle.

Next taping is 07/03 in Xalapa and I bet that one will turn up oddly as well.


Valiente versus Mephisto (again), top 60 dives

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 06/10/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Molotov & Robin b Cholo & Inquisidor
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior b Aéreo, Bam Bam, Fantasy
Fantasy replaced Stukita on Monday. Tecnicos took 1/3, Pequeno Warrior running from Bam Bam.
3) Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Skándalo b Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Tritón
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Arkángel de la Muerte DQ Gallo [lightning]
Gallo lost when Arkangel’s mask came off (which Arkangel might have intended to happen, recaps differ.)
5) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Sagrado b Boby Zavala, Tiger, Vangellys
tecnicos took 2/3
6) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Mephisto, Puma
Tecnicos took 1/3. Valiente challenged Mephisto to a title match.

Whoever wrote the CMLL recap believes Mephisto is world champion. He’s national champion. Both he and Averno really need to find a new shirt for their gym bags.

Pequeno Warrior and Bam Bam are still feuding here while Pequeno Warrior and Asturiano are feuding in Puebla. Puebla cage matches have been fake outs of late and it might happen again. Or Pequeno Warrior is just screwing around, always possible.

CMLL (TUE) 06/10/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo & Metatrón ?? Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
No finish listed in results.
2) Esfinge, Sky Kid, Smaker b Cancerbero, Espectrum, Raziel
Finish listed as “tecnicos defeated tag team champs.” Tecnicos are tag team champions. I dunno.
3) Kamaitachi, Maléfico, Shigeo Okumura b Hombre Bala, Stuka Jr., Super Halcon
Rudos took 1/3, Malefico beating Stuka.
4) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Super Porky b Mr. Águila, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Atlantis replaced Maximo. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Gran Guerrero, Shocker, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
Rudos took 2/3. La Mascara snuck in a foul on Shocker, but Shocker fouled Rush and got the pin.

CMLL’s always loved rudo versus rudo matches, so I would expect a lot more of this.

Rob has his top 60 dives of the year countdown: part 1, part 2 and part 3.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

+LuchaTV has Psycho Clown’s challenge and Los Nerds.

Segunda Caida reviews En Busca de un Idolo Week 8 and Hijo del Lizmark, Marco Corleone, Satánico vs Olímpico, Pierroth, Universo 2000

Old footage of El Santo talking about his final El Toreo match.

Angel de Oro says he could not walk for a month and a half after surgery.

The Puebla lucha libre commission is handling the important issues of the day: they have a new logo.

CMLL says the first 200 fathers who come to Sunday’s show will get a free t-shirt.

Martha Villalobos, Lady Apache and Rossy Moreno talks about their foundation.

Principe Kisho is thrilled to be in a main event with Sin Cara and Octagon.



CMLL (TUE) 06/17/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Leono vs Akuma & Apocalipsis
2) Black Panther, Star Jr., Starman vs El Rebelde, Espiritu Negro, Guerrero Negro
3) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
4) Dragon Lee, Fuego, Gallo vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hechicero, Misterioso Jr.
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Negro Casas
6) Mephisto © vs Valiente [MEX LH]
Mephisto is champion. 8th defense, rematch from 6 weeks ago in Guadalajara.

Valiente/Mephisto didn’t do much for me last time. Mephisto works very generic championship matches which require a tecnico going crazy (like Mascara Dorada that one time) to really be interesting. They’re likely to work a very similar match, on the assumption that very few people will see both matches. They may be right, which is actually a bad thing.

Three of the final En Busca de un Idolo final four – only missing Cachorro – are listed as working this show a few days before the final. The last two years, the finalist two did not work the prior Tuesday. There’s a lot of En Busca de un Idolo on this card if you include those who didn’t make the final eight.

Gallo/Arkangel continues. Estrellita/Zeuxis feud back? Exists at all? Or maybe Marcela and Zeuxis will just hit each other hard like usual.

source: (TUE) 06/17/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Brillante & El Divino vs Acertijo & Demonio Rojo
2) Leo, Metatrón, Sky Kid vs Artillero, Magnum, Súper Comando
3) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Maléfico, Sangre Azteca, Virus
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Titán vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

Poster bills Marco’s return. Marco was on yesterday’s show. I dunno.

Tercera could be fun. Stuka and Malefico appear to be feuding. Probably a Stuka title defense in a week or two.

top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. Sin Cara/Mistico will now be known as Myzteziz. AAA announced the name in between tapings this week, at a Thursday press conference. AAA owns the rights to the name and new mask. The luchador has said he will continue to use Sin Cara on non-AAA shows for the time being.
  2. Verano de Escandalo was another AAA ‘major card’ which were actually only a chapter in a bigger story. Myzteziz made his AAA in-ring debut after weeks of post match run-ins. Texano defeated Psycho Clown to keep the heavyweight title thanks to an evil referee again. The evil referee happened to be ex-CMLL referee Rafael el Maya, making his debut here. Bengala won a multiman match to get a cruiserweight title match at some future point. Nothing was announced for TripleMania, though Psycho Clown did challenge Texano to a mask versus hair match. The show sold out or came very close to it.
  3. CMLL continues to focus on the Sombra/Rush/La Mascara trio versus Volador and the older rudos (Shocker and Negro Casas most of all.) Sombra’s group is being billed as tecnicos but working the matches completely as rudos, including Rush dropping Volador with his finish to set up Sombra beating him last Friday and picking up another title belt. The much delayed Rush & La Mascara tag title defense against Negro Casas will happen this Friday, with Shocker in what was originally Mr. Niebla’s place.
  4. En Busca de un Idolo round two began, with every one going 1-1 in the first two matches. Hechicero continues to dominate the voting and seems safe for the final, but the fan voting is making it close between Cavernario, Dragon Lee and Cachorro. Hechicero faces Cachorro and Dragon Lee faces Cavernario on Friday, and it’s possible no one will know the final matchup until CMLL Informa next Wednesday.
  5. CMLL announced Juicio Final on 08/01. It’s much later than usual, likely due to the World Cup. Juicio Final is usually a cage match show and probably will end up this year, though CMLL has begun strongly hinting Ultimo Guerero/Atlantis and Rush/Negro Casas are coming any day now. Juicio Final and TripleMania are both scheduled for August, and Hijo del Santo has told people he will hold a retirement show that busy month.
  6. Prior to Verano de Escandalo, AAA taped in Celaya mostly to fill a gap in their TV schedule. Taya won a shot at the Reina de Reinas championship for some time down the road. Psycho Clowns beat el Consejo in a trios title match, in the upteeneth matchup between those two teams. Averno continued his winning streak in the main event, and the-not-yet-Myzteziz appeared in Sin Cara gear after the main event.

Other stuff.

  • LuchaMania Monterrey announced they’ll run a show on 07/05 with Charles Lucero/Black Terry, Hechicero/Caifan, Princesa Sugehit/Dark Angel
  • Sin Cara and friends ran into problems in Campeche, where the promoter had no money for the luchadors or just wouldn’t pay.
  • Exterminador took Evola’s hair in Guadalajara.
  • People who kept their titles: Titan.
  • Rocky Lobo and Jinzo are headed to Japan. Mascara Dorada should be wrapped up with his NJPW tour, but he’s curiously absent from lineups.

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Sombra/Shocker, Tuesday preview, Mesias

CMLL (MON) 06/09/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (fotos)]
1) Leono, Magnus, Paris b Akuma, Ares, Espíritu Maligno
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Blue Center, Pequeño Warrior, Saurón b Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico
Straight falls, with Warrior and Asturiano feuding. Recaps says fans aren’t into this feud.
3) Ángel de Oro, Pegasso, Tritón b Sangre Azteca, Skándalo, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo b Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Terrible
Tecnicos took 2/3, Atlantis submitting Escorpion and asking for a match. Escorpion agreed.
5) La Sombra DQ Shocker
Quick open falls – La Sombra took the first, Shocker the second. Shocker shoved Tirantes for counting too slow in the third fall, causing the DQ.

Main event finish is peculiar. It doesn’t make sense with anything they’re doing – maybe it wasn’t the originally planned finish.

Tonight’s CMLL main event has Volador Jr., Valiente and Titan versus Mephisto, Ephesto and Puma, which should be a pretty good match. I’ve watched about none of the links I posted this morning, but I do know Valiente challenged Mephisto on TV after their match last week, so maybe that’s the feud of the moment. The Arkangel/Gallo feud has a lightning match, which means no one but the 1000 people in the building will see it. CMLL is the least aware promotion in the world sometimes.

Fantasy replaces Stukita tonight in the minis match. Vaquerita is in for Lluvia on Sunday.

CMLL Gaceta writes about famous people who’ve been to their shows. Cast members from Que Rico Mamba, which Marco appears in, were at Friday’s show. La Gusana Ciega will be in Arena Mexico tonight.

+LuchaTV has video of new Consejo referee Rafael el Maya.  At least they got a CMLL referee who would be good at being evil. Most of the actual CMLL referees struggle just trying to playing it straight.

AAA officially announced the 06/20 Puebla lineup, with Myzteziz in the luchador surprise spot (and no longer in silhouette.) I still can’t remember how to spell Myzteziz without cheating.

Mesias says his shoulder injury is the worst of his career but is anxious to be back soon. No specific date said, but he does bring up the feud with Jeff Jarrett. AAA ran a couple of promos for that as a hair match earlier this year – there is no obvious set up to the feud, they just both suddenly decided they hated each other. If Mesias makes it back for TripleMania (no idea, article is very vague on his return), he figures to be in the annual Jeff Jarrett Wacky Foreign All Stars tag match.

DTU TV made a totally unexpected return last night, with two matches from the 11/23/12 taping. The last episode back in February was from the same taping. I wonder if this DVD had just been sitting in a drawer somewhere for four months?

Indepdent luchadora Keira – she’s worked in DTU among other places – says she’s got an offer to join CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and this week’s PosterMania.

Rob fantasy books the end of En Busca de un Idolo. Whichever way CMLL goes, I just hope they go somewhere with the final – they need a plan to keep the momentum of this tournament going.

Segunda Caida reviews week 7 of En Busca de un Idolo. I’ve put together a playlist of all the matches rated Must See by Phil over on YouTube, in case you want to check at this tournament without watching all the matches. I’ll add the one mentioned here when I get a chance.

LuchaMania Monterrey has added Hechicero vs Caifan to their 07/05 show.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews a mid 90s Llanes/Dandy trios.

Sombra doesn’t care how he won Friday’s title match, because winning is the only thing that matters. Also, Sombra assures us that he’s the best.

Chik Tormenta talks about her international travels this year.

80s luchador El Criminal talks about his rough upbringing and early drug addiction.


CMLL (MON) 06/16/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Águila Egipcia, Black Tiger, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Fuerza Chicana, Guerrero Espacial, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Astral, Asturiano, Bam Bam, Meyer, Stukita vs Blue Center, Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito, Saurón [cibernetico]
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugheit vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis
4) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Kráneo, Ripper, Shocker
5) Rey Escorpión © vs Atlantis [CMLL LH]
Rey Escorpion’s 10th defense. Last was in this building, six weeks ago.

Webpage actually lists Shocker as challenging, but Shocker’s got other problems on this show. Mije better run for cover.

Defending the same title in the same building (or same day of the week) is something CMLL should do more frequently. Title changes might mean more if that same audience has seen the champion retain a few times. There are other more obvious fixes but that would help.

A cibernetico like the second match foretells a cage match coming up – maybe as soon as next week. It also allows some less frequent names to slip on to the card: the Tigre Rojo vs Toro Bill feud gets back in this building.

06/05-06/09 lucha videos


06/07 WWC:
06/08 WWC:

06/08 La Lucha se la Hace:  – this appeared to be a repeat from 2013
06/08 El Rayo, Vida de Lucha:

06/05 CMLL Informa:

06/o4 Sobre el Ring:

YouTube playlist:

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-06-06
taped 2014-06-01 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Dr. Wagner Jr., Grond XXX, Hijo De Dos Caras vs Demon Clown, Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

CMLL on Terra: 2014-06-06
taped 2014-06-06 @ Arena México
1) Magnus, Pegasso, Starman vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Shigeo Okumura
2) Marcela, Princesa Sugheit, Silueta vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
4) Cavernario vs Cachorro in a En Busca de un Idolo match
5) Hechicero vs Dragon Lee in a En Busca de un Idolo match

AAA on Televisa: 2014-06-07
taped 2014-06-04 @ Explanada de las Antiguas Instalaciones de la Feria, Celaya, Guanajuato
1) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
2) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown © vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr. for the AAA World Trios Championship
3) Cibernético, La Parka, Monsther Clown vs Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Parka Negra

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-06-07
taped 2014-05-27 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show:
1) Black Metal, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Maléfico, Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca
2) La Máscara, Titán, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión
3) La Sombra, Máximo, Rush vs Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Shocker

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-06-07
taped 2014-06-03 @ Arena México
1) Black Panther, Gallo, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Artillero, Súper Comando
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Stellar Moments
3) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Kamaitachi, Morphosis, Rey Escorpión
4) La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Boby Zavala, Mephisto, Terrible

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-06-07
taped 2014-05-30 @ Arena México
1) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Mid Show Intro
2) Atlantis, Titán, Valiente vs Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Mephisto
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Volador Jr. in a relevos increíbles match

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-06-07
taped 2014-05-23 @ Arena México
Full Show:
1) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Titán vs Mr. Águila, Rey Escorpión, Ripper
2) Atlantis, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs La Sombra, Rush, Último Guerrero in a relevos increíbles match

CMLL on Terra: 2014-06-08
taped 2014-06-08 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Sensei vs El Rebelde & Zayco
2) Angelito, Bam Bam, Fantasy vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Warrior
3) Oro Jr., Sagrado, Tritón vs Metálico, Puma, Skándalo
4) Valiente vs Vangellys in a lightning match
5) Blue Panther, Fuego, La Máscara vs Niebla Roja, Pierroth, Virus
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Rush vs Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-06-08
taped 2014-06-04 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Aramis & Sky Ángel vs Matrix Jr. & Muerte Infernal – missing a chunk in the middle
2) Látigo & Metaleon vs Anubis Black & Zurdog
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Guerrero Mixtico, Hip Hop Man, Tony Rivera
4) Bombero Infernal, Canis Lupus, Fuerza Guerrera vs Black Terry, Golden Magic, Relámpago

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-06-08
taped 2014-06-03 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) El Divo vs Hator © [LUM WORLD]
2) Mr. Nice vs Corazón de Barrio for the hair
3) Humberto Garza vs Mongol Chino, Sergio Romo Jr., El Espanto, Super Parka, Vudu, Diluvio Negro I, Diluvio Negro II [Trofeo Hector Garza]

CMLL Puebla: 2014-06-09 
taped 2014-05-26 @ Arena Puebla 
1) Black Tiger, Leono, Star Jr. vs Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Toro Bill Jr.
Águila Egipcia, Asturiano, Paris vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior
Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura
La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Felino, Mephisto, Negro Casas
Volador Jr. vs Último Guerrero

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Demon Clown versus Grond XXX, Rocky Lobo & Jinzo to NOAH

IWRG (SUN) 06/08/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Ciclon Black & Sky Ángel b Kaling Black & Zurdog
2) Látigo & Metaleon b Anubis Black & Hip Hop Man
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Alan Extreme, Golden Magic, Imposible
Rudo took 1/3. AK-47 faked an injury and 911 (already eliminated) snuck a foul in on Golden Magic.
4) Relámpago, Súper Nova, Toscano DQ Eterno, Trauma I, Trauma II
Trauma II jumped Super Nova before the match. Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when Eterno tried to sneak in a foul on Toscano but was caught and disqualified.
5) Dr. Cerebro, Grond XXX, Veneno DQ Apolo Estrada Jr., Demon Clown, X-Fly
Tecnicos took 1/3, the last when Demon Clown accidentally hit the referee when trying to get to Groon

Those final three finishes were foul, foul for a DQ, and DQ. Eh. From what I saw of last week, Grond is better than Demon Clown and Grond is not good at all. Demon Clown appears to be here to lose his mask to someone – I was figuring Hijo de Dos Caras at first, not sure now, and it also depends on IWRG not forgetting about the idea and doing something else (as usual.)

Next week is the Wagner/Hijo de Dos Caras vs LA Park/Pirata Morgan tag match main event, as well as the Gringos vs Oficials tag matches (none of which was really built up here.)

Rush & La Mascara want to retire Negro Casas & Shocker.

Segunda Caida reviews Shocker & Universo 2000 vs Marco Corleone & Kenzo Suzuki and Lucha Azteca 05/17.

CMLL promo for next Friday.

Negro Casas, Sagrado, Fray Tormenta and Nino Tormenta are mentioned as wrestling on 06/21 in Cozumel.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Rocky Lobo and Jinzo were announced NOAH’s upcoming tour, which runs from June 21st to June 28th. Jinzo won the Super Crazy led NOAH tryout a few months ago, and Lobo was in Dragon Gate last year. No sign of Vengador Radioactivo, who finished second in the tournament but was said to be going with Jinzo (and Lobo wasn’t mentioned at that time.) The next NOAH tour listed is the July Junior Heavyweight tournament, and it’s possible one or both could be sticking around Japan for that as well.



CMLL (SUN) 06/15/2014 Arena México
1) Flyer & Starman vs Espanto Jr. & Zayco
2) Estrellita, Lluvia, Marcela vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Blue Panther, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Olímpico
4) Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Virus © vs Fuego [CMLL SL]
Virus’ 6th defense.
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

Father’s day show. Fathers (or anyone claiming to be) can take photos with edecans before the show. They’ve also done a luchadora dance number on these shows in past years.

Virus reached three years of being a champion this year. CMLL’s been fairly consistent in calling that title the “peso de ligero” championship the last few times, so maybe the ‘super’ distinction has been quietly dropped. I’ve asked, let’s see if I get an answer.

Main event is Mr. Niebla’s first match since his latest break. He’s back the show after they’re finally doing the tag team championship match he was supposed to be in. It was his comments judging which seemed to get him into trouble this time, so I wonder if he’ll get to be back in the role Friday (the last day for the judging panel.)


CMLL (SUN) 06/15/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Brillante & El Divino vs Acertijo & Demonio Rojo
2) Explosivo vs Jocker
3) Exterminador & León Blanco vs Espectrum & Ráfaga
4) Black Metal, Esfinge, Gallo, Rey Cometa vs Boby Zavala, Cavernario, Demonio Maya, Sádico
5) Goya Kong & Silueta vs Tiffany & Zeuxis
6) Titán © vs Dragón Rojo Jr. [MEX WELTER]
Titan’s fourth defense.

Dragon Rojo is the world middleweight championship, challenging for the lesser national championship. In a previous era, Dragon Rojo would have to immediately vacate the national championship upon winning because he couldn’t live up to the demands of both. Here, Titan’s just going to win so it doesn’t really mater.

This makes absolutely no sense, but the words on the CMLL championship belts mean absolutely nothing at this point.

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