CMLL notes for tonight, Chilanga Mask in Puebla

No Puebla results; Periodico Enfoque doesn’t have the recap. Probably the writer has the week off. Something happened with Mr. Niebla/Atlantis, since they have a title match.

CMLL’s main event tonight has Maximo, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Negro Casas, and Rey Bucanero, the tecnicos teaming up against Peste Negra team. It should be a little different Felino and Rey Bucanero having to deal with each other as much as the tecnicos, but it’s probably a lot of another comedy focused match. Star Jr. & Soberano Jr. face Cholo, Ramsiten in the segunda. The 01/06 match seems like the right day to do the match, but CMLL still hasn’t said anything about it happening – either it’s really obvious it’s happening tonight or it’s some other day. CMLL’s preview mentions Stigma in Sensei’s place, but still has him in the tercera as well. Possibly typo, possible busy night. Pegasso vs Sagnre Azteca is the YouTube lightning match.

Mascara Dorada starts off a busy week tonight in Guadalajara. He face Mephisto (in a match that’ll air on 01/10), then has the Negro Casas title match this Friday (also airs 01/10 in Mexico, 01/17 in US.) As mentioned previously, Mascara Dorada had zero CMLL singles matches this year, but will suddenly have two in the next five days. There’s a really good fourth match, Guerrero Maya, Rey Coemta, The Panther vs Barbaro Cavernario, Hechicero and Virus, which is Cavernario’s last match before his title match on Saturday vs Titan.

On December 30th, 2014, CMLL decelerated the biggest stars of the past week were the Hermanos Dinamitas. Negro Casas & Mascara Dorada, competing for a world title, were #2 and #3. (And the winner will probably be #1 next week.) Kemonito & Periko tied at 10. The text for that mentions fans coming to the 01/06 will be able to take a picture with the mascots – Mije too.

Lucha Underground posted a teaser for Aztec Warfare. El Rey will be airing a marathon on New Year’s Eve, and again on 01/07 leading up to the new show.

Mr. Coyote took the mask of the Xalapa based Zafiro (who actually turned out to be from Tabasco.)

Rob has a music video of 08/29/14 CMLL.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of the Violento Jack vs Ciclope no mat match from DTU.

+LuchaTV has highlights of the Guardianes de la Galaxia & Kastigador vs Tortuga Ninjas & Criss Boy from the Lucha Memes show, as well as the dance the winners got. There’s also highlights of Traumas vs Herodes/Metalico and Segura/Freelance from that show, and of Galaxy vs Kratoz vs Violento Jack from LuchaRama.

CaraLucha promo for the Traumas vs Texano/Nova.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews El Hijo del Santo, Misterioso, Ultimo Dragon vs. Emilio Charles Jr., Fuerza Guerrera, La Fiera, CMLL 11/22/91 and Ultimo Dragon vs Negro Casas.

Segunda Caida reviews Rey Hechicero vs Black Terry.

Photos from Deportivo Lee Roy’s final show.


CHILANGA MASK (SAT) 01/17/2015 Arena Coliseo San Ramón, Puebla, Puebla
1) Arez, Belial, Impulso vs Rey Dragon, Rey Fenix, Tonak
2) Keira vs Orion
3) Asturiano vs Judas el Traidor
4) Tigre Rojo Jr. & Toro Bill Jr. vs Trauma I & Trauma II
5) Black Terry & Negro Navarro vs Tigre Rojo & Toro Bill Sr.

Chilanga’s stop in the new Puebla arena. Top two matches could be good, but the Tigre Rojos and the Toro Bills are constantly at war and will have to work together here. Other matches should be good – Rey Fenix is a well regarded Puebla flyer.

CMLL (MON) 01/05/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Robin, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Artillero, Policeman, Súper Comando
2) Astral, Astro, Asturiano vs Demus 3:16, Espíritu Maligno, Saurón
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Marcela vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Máximo, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Pólvora
5) Atlantis vs Mr. Niebla

Astro is probably Astro Aereo Jr., who was last here in October. I wonder if Estrellita or Zeuxis will actually wrestle in that match.

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12/27-28 lucha videos

IWRG was a rerun of the cage match show. Puebla didn’t air and isn’t on the schedule at the moment – no idea if it’s off TVC Deportes or it’s just because they’re showing a lot of other sports. CMLL still isn’t airing on TV Mexiquense, I taped that all weekend just to be sure.

The current version of CMLL on Terra on DailyMotion is no good; I think I’ll put up a good version on YouTube as an experiment.

AAA, a second part of their year in review, will be up later. AAA will have it on their YouTube channel.

Anyone got a better idea than

YouTube playlist:

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LuchaRama, lineups, $100 challenge

Black Terry Jr. has pictures of the LuchaRama show, which sounds like it went well. This was the lucha libre expo with a bunch of indy promotions contributing a match. As apparently required on all indy shows, someone dived off a high place. This time, it was Tony of DTU’s Nerds: here’s Terry’s video and +LuchaTV. No full results as of yet.

No IWRG event last night.

Dr. Wagner and Hijo del Ninja are having issues, will have a match at some point.

Kris had this over the weekend: Liga Elite are coming back, with a show in Arena Mexico on 02/01. That’s a Sunday, which makes it very odd. Possibly it’s a noon show and the normal show is at the normal time.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and Poster-Mania

SuperLuchas looks back of shows of December 29th.

Segunda Caida reviews Esfinge, Gallo, Tritón vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Nitro, Nosferatu and a roundup of random CMLL matches. Picking just the good matches is a better strategy. Also, I forgot Nosferatu was a thing, glad he’s not now.

CMLL’s Stellar Moments for the week are up.


CMLL (FRI) 01/02/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro & Reycko vs El Yaqui & Satara
2) Javier Cruz Jr., Sky Kid, Smaker vs El Chakal, Jocker, Sádico
3) Esfinge, Gallo, Omar Brunetti vs Demonio Maya, Maléfico, Ráfaga
4) Dragon Lee, Titán, Valiente vs Felino, Pólvora, Sagrado
5) Blue Panther, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Super Porky vs Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

Oh, it’s a feud. Rayos/Dinamitas is right out of the 90s, Saturday shows are right out of the 30s, so CMLL needs to fill out the timeline with something right out of the 50s (new Medico) and the 70s (a dozen or so guys getting annoyed with the booking and leaving to form a better promotion).

Dragon Lee, who hasn’t been seen since his title match, starts back in circulation here.

CMLL (SAT) 01/03/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala vs Akuma
2) Magnus vs Espanto Jr.
3) Starman vs Cancerbero
4) Súper Halcón Jr. vs Raziel
5) Dragon Lee & Pegasso vs Kamaitachi & Virus
6) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Felino, Niebla Roja, Pólvora
7) Titán © vs Bárbaro Cavernario [MEX WELTER]
Titan’s 7th defense.

Cavernario’s going to win a title in 2015. It wouldn’t make a lot of sense to me to do it on the small show with no TV deal, but CMLL does a lot of things that make no sense to me so it’s totally possible. That title match should be great and the fifth match looks pretty good, and good sources tell me the best mano y manos of the year have been happening on this show.

With Dorada/Casas on Friday and Titan/Cavernario on Saturday, it’s possible CMLL will have the best two matches in the world…at least for a few hours until the NJPW show. (There are some good indy shows on 01/01 which are threatening to ruin this joke.)

A really good match on a non-televised show is the sort of thing we might be wondering if Black Terry Jr. might videotape. CMLL would frown on that – and Terry no le gusta Cavernario – so that’s not happening. If he could, if this was happening on ChilangaMask show or whatever, I’d guess he could charge $4 for a download, about his usual fee and I’d figure he’d get at least 25 people paying up to see it. $100 sounds low, but you’ve got to be in the know to know about Black Terry Jr. putting up matches to begin with, and a lot of people will like to watch wrestling but do not like to actually pay to watch wrestling (see certain subscriber networks.) Still, I don’t think anyone reading this would scoff at a $100 for about 15 minutes of recording and however long it takes to upload it.

introducing the luchablog $100 challenge: if you can get video to me of this Titan/Cavernario match, I will Paypal you 100 US Dollars – and then I will take it and sell it to everyone else, in a bizarre reverse Kickstarter scheme. I’d need it to be in some level of quality so I can resend it and you’ll need to trust me enough to send me the video first before I pay you, but I will pay you. I’ll pay out multiple people if multiple people send it. Please don’t break me. I don’t honestly think I’m going to payout anyone. I have not thought this out at all, and it could go terrible wrong. That seems like fun tho. Use the email to contact me if you decide to do this.

Someone should be making money here. Might as well be you.

CMLL (SUN) 01/04/2015 Arena México
1) Flyer & Robin vs Camorra & El Rebelde
2) Lluvia, Marcela, Skadi vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Dragon Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr., The Panther vs Hechicero, Hombre sin Nombre, Sagrado
4) Rey Cometa vs Niebla Roja [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Pólvora
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero

Maximo/Casas again, maybe that’s going somewhere since neither are on FantasticaMania. Speaking of: there’s one more week of cards to come before people leave for that, and there’s no sign of Mistico in a match.

3rd and 4th matches look promising, and opener rematches Flyer/Rebelde to try that spot again.

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Titan/Cavernario, flying Rebeldes

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (SAT) 12/27/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Inquisidor b Robin
2) Star Jr. DQ Ramstein
Ramstein pulled off Star Jr.’s mask for the DQ.
3) Sensei b Metálico
Sensei replaced Oro Jr.
4) Eléctrico b Mercurio
5) Sangre Azteca b Tritón
6) Fuego & Rey Cometa b Puma & Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3
7) Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Kráneo b La Máscara, Titán, Valiente
Rudos took 1/3, Cavernario beating Titan to set up a title match.

Titan was a guest on today’s Fuego en el Ring and they asked him a bit about these Saturday Coliseo shows. It’s not that they’re just doing lineups like in the 1930s, it’s the entire show is presented like in the 1930s. No lights for entrances, no music, no edecanes. Basically, someone in CMLL thought they needed a show that was even more old school than their current shows. CMLL is so weird.

Rebelde running flying Canadian Destroyer

CMLL (SUN) 12/28/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) El Rebelde & Espiritu Negro b Bengala & Flyer Bengala & Flyer vs El Rebelde & Espiritu Negro, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Aéreo, Fantasy, Shockercito b Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000 Aereo, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Olipico, Pequeno Universo 2000, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Pegasso, The Panther, Tritón b Boby Zavala, Cancerbero, Okumura Pegasso, The Panther, Triton vs Boby Zavala, Cancerbero, Okumura, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3 in the best of the match of the night
4) Tiger b Blue Panther Jr. [lightning] Blue Panther Jr. vs Tiger in a lightning match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tiger won with a dropkick to the chest in 6:31
5) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Máscara b Kamaitachi, Mephisto, Pierroth Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Mascara vs Mephisto, Pierroth, Kamaitachi, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Kamaitachi replaced Sagrado. Tecnicos too k1/3.
6) Máximo, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Terrible Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Terrible vs Maximo, Valiente, Volador Jr., on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3 when Negro Casas fouled Maximo.

Mascara Dorada Facebook promo for his title match

Not much of a crowd for the CMLL Lagunero’s going back to Gomez Palacio with Angel de Oro, Soberano, La Sombra vs Euforia, Niebla Roja and Ultimo Guerrer on top. Or maybe just really bad angle?

AAA’s last show of the year was in Toluca tonight. La Parka won in the main event trios. Looks like a good turnout. There’s no more scheduled shows until New Year’s Day.

On Saturday, Psycho Clown beat Texano Jr. to win the RCH championship. Chessman & Averno won a three way tag match and Centviron won a 14 man cibernetico.

Noches de Coliseo is back in production and new episodes may be airing in a few weeks.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update from Friday and Saturday.

SuperLuchas writes about EMLL wrestlers facing another promotion – in 1933 – and

ChilangaMask announced Pagano vs Impulso & Arez in a hardcore handicap match for their February show.

CaraLucha promos with Psycho Circus, Pentagon & Fenix and Hijo del Fantasma for their 01/01 show

Ohtani’s Jacket watches Virus vs Stigma and Dragon Lee, has issues with the Brillo Dorada.

Segunda Caida reviews the 12/20 PWR show.

Lucha Libre in Japan.

12/28 Dragon Gate: Flamita (c) DQ Punch Tominaga [Open the Brave Gate] – 8th defense
Lots of things going on that one. Tominaga gets himself DQed on purpose a lot, and did so here by pulling of Flamita’s mask when Flamita had him beat. Flamita was very unhappy with the way he won, throwing down the belt and walking out on his partners. Flamita wasn’t seen with the rest of his friends later on in the show. The Dragon Gate story is Flamita is now out of a 01/16 10 man tag, and Dragon Gate is in possession of the belt but it isn’t considered vacant.

Flamita was already announced for the 01/01 CaraLuchas show; maybe what’s going on here is he’s getting a break to be at home for a little while and Dragon Gate is starting up an interim championship storyline in the meantime. He’ll be back in Dragon Gate soon enough.

12/27 NOAH: Kenou & Hajime Ohara beat Super Crazy & Pesadilla to keep the GHC JUNIOR TAG in a TLC match.  There’s video of that up already, though Pesadilla’s 5 second promo before hand is almost worth watching in itself.


CHILANGA MASK (SAT) 01/11/2014 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Keira vs Star Fire
2) Karma vs Herodes Jr.
3) Impulso vs Arez
4) Trauma I vs Magnifico
5) Belial vs Judas el Traidor
6) Black Terry vs Trauma II

Different concept for the January show: all singles matches. It looks serene compared to the Lucha Memes show, but I don’t think the main event will be calm.

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Dorada/Casas set for next week, Azteca Warfare rules, FantasticaMania TV

AAA (THU) 12/25/2014 Arena Neza [Estrellas del Ring, Tercera Caida]
1) Bugambilia, Diosa Atenea, Lady Dragón b Golden Bull, India Mazagua, Star Fire
2) Pandemonium, Pandemonium Jr., Xibalba b Gato Montes, Rey De Oros, Rey Infierno
3) Cirujano, Gran Markus, Hijo de Gran Markus b Henry, Neza Kid, Warrior Steel Jr.
4) Rey Neza b Motocross [mask]
Rey Neza took 2/3 to win the mask, the last with Motocross’ own Nudo Motorizado. Motocross is Javier Perez Martinez, 8 years, from Ixtapaluca, EDM
5) Myzteziz b Averno, Dr. Wagner Jr.
listed as for a middleweight title, but no title was on the line. Averno accidentally fouled Wagner, Mistico pinned him, Mistica on Averno for the win.

Looked like a good turn out.

Over in Arena Aficion, La Mascara betrayed Volador Jr. to cost the tecnicos the main event. That set up a singles match next week – so after all their issues the last couple months, the only place the singles match seems to be happening is a 1/4 full Arena Aficion.

In Arena Azteca Budokhan, Oriental, Fenix and Drago defeated Pentagon, Cuervo and Daga in the main event. Comando Rivera & Mayan lost their hair and mask to Demoledor & (local) Puma – Mayan is Edgar Hernandez.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 12/26/2014 Arena México
1) Flyer & Starman b Akuma & Hijo del Signo
Starman replaced Molotov, who’s been advertised but hasn’t actually returned.
2) Okumura, Puma, Virus b Hombre Bala Jr., Oro Jr., Súper Halcón Jr.
Virus beat Hombre Bala with the Rotovirus
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Super Porky, The Pantherb Ephesto, Hechicero, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Máscara Dorada & Negro Casas b Rey Cometa, Tritón, Sangre Azteca, Delta, Pólvora, Titán, Kamaitachi, Fuego[CMLL WELTER, cibernetico]
vacant championship; Mistico gave it up after being hit by a car. Battle royal determined sides. Elimination order: Fuego, Sangre Azteca, Rey Cometa, Triton, Delta, Kamaitachi, Polvora, Titan leaving Mascara Dorada & Negro Casas to advance to next week. Triton & Delta feuded.
5) Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Shocker b Máximo, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. Volador beat Bucanero in the third, but he slipped back in and fouled Volador to set up the Terrible win.

CMLL and Gonzalo noted it was a better than usual turnout. Mr. Niebla was dressed up as Niebla Claus in the main event. The cibernetico looks like good and appears to have turned into a Casas/Titan/Dorada three way by the end. Kamaitachi made it pretty far for him.

The highlight reel of the show is already up; Negro Casas wisely stays out of the way in the cibernetico until late, letting everyone else kill each other.

CMLL (FRI) 12/26/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Arena Coliseo Guadalajara (1), Arena Coliseo Guadalajara (2), Arena Coliseo Guadalajara (3), Arena Coliseo Guadalajara (4), Arena Coliseo Guadalajara (5)]
1) Dr. Freezer & Índigo COR Furia Nazi & Thunder Boy
Rudos could not return after dives.
2) El Divino & Virgo b Jocker & Sádico
straight falls
3) Exterminador, Leo, Magnum DQ El Cuatrero, Maléfico, Sansón
Exterminador attacked his partner Leo for the DQ.
4) Mr. Águila, Terrible, Vangellys b Esfinge, Gallo, La Máscara
Terrible beat La Mascara
5) Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 b Atlantis, Brazo de Oro, Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
Cien snuck in a foul on Rayo.

I’d be concerned that is setting up a rematch, but it’s more likely it’s just going nowhere.

Atomic Boy is back in action; he won Copa Rosales last night on an AAA house show. Mistica on Pentagon Jr. in the main event.

The LK wrestling review debut podcast had an interview with Lucha Underground’s Chris DeJoseph and got him to spill the rules for Azteca Warfare. It’s about 13:30 in.

  • Luchadors will enter in intervals
  • It’s an elimination style match.
  • No DQ, No Countout, No Over The Top eliminations.
  • Eliminations only by pinfall or elimination.
  • he match is the entire hour.

NJPW’s taping schedule for FantasticaMania is:
01/14 (Kagawa) will not be taped
01/13, 01/15, 01/17 (Osaka, Kyote, small Tokyo show) are taped for SamuraiTV but are not on
01/18 & 01/19 (Korakuen Hall) are on NJPWWorld.

The SamuraiTV shows have surfaced in the past. The big matches are usually on those last two shows. Lineups should be announced after NJPW’s 01/04 show.

On his press tour for the NJPW show, Jeff Jarrett suggested he’s having discussions about GFW also airing TripleMania on US PPV.

Stay alert if you’re in the front row of a lucha show.

BxB Fly has a music video of 10/06/14 Puebla

LV reviews the Arena Naucalpan Anniversary show.

Notimex’s recap of the years says it was the year of Alberto and Atlantis. They mention Aerostar too, so I guess you could say it was truly a AAA year.

Challenger won Kráneo el Anarquista’s hair in Oaxaca on 12/20.

Monterrey’s 5X is running for office in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, and revealed his identity (Alvaro Suarez) in the process. The funny thing is, the theory we had was 5X was a shared identity between multiple people.

This sure looks like a poster for this weekend at Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi, which shut down forever a few weeks ago. Maybe they’re calling something else Arena Coliseo now.

The Canek vs Mr. Jack match is happening on 01/13 in Arena Aficion, buy your tickets before they all sell out. It’s only a (IWL) heavyweight title match, they’ll have to move to a 40,000 seat bull ring for the mask match.


AAA SANCHEZ (THU) 01/01/2015 Arena Neza
1) Holkan, Imperio Negro, Lord Freeze vs Golden Bull, Taquero Maldito, Tony Cirio Jr.
2) Bryan El Estreper, Dr. Cerebro, Rey Lobo, Rey Lobo Jr. vs Mike Segura, Pandemonium, Pandemonium Jr., Xibalba
3) Chico Che, Neza Kid, Rey Neza vs Cirujano Jr., Maldito Jr., Motocross
4) Myzteziz vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Averno, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Gran Markus, Hijo de Gran Markus, Trauma I, Trauma II [mask]

After all these years, Dr. Wagner is clearly going to lose his mask to (one of a dozen) Gran Markus in this cage match. What a conclusion.

CMLL (FRI) 01/02/2015 Arena México
1) Magnus & Starman vs Disturbio & Metálico
2) Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Okumura, Pierroth, Sangre Azteca
4) Ángel de Oro, Máximo, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Terrible
6) Máscara Dorada vs Negro Casas [CMLL WELTER, final]
final for Mistico’s vacant title. Dorada previously beat Casas in 2010 to win this title.

The Volador and Rey Bucanero thing just goes away. I guess they still have time on the 10th if they really want to do it.

Mr. Niebla handles the video promo.

IWRG (SUN) 01/04/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Black Niko vs Anubis Black & Araña de Plata
2) Dragón Celestial & Metaleón vs Dowki & Hip Hop Man
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Ciclon Black, Dr. Killer, Roller Boy, Tony Rivera
4) Emperador Azteca, Pantera I, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Relámpago, Súper Nova vs Chicano, Danny Casas, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

More Neza Boys in to take on the Turtles. Dr. Killer has appeared on FILL shows, Roller Boy is a new name (or a wrong name.)

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Christmas Day shows, new IWRG tag champs, Welterweight cibernetico

photo by Black Terry Jr.

CaraLuchas (THU) 12/25/2014 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), LLNEI]
1) Rolling b Magnetico
2) Arceus & Rayo Star b Kilvan & Yoruba and Alfa & Omega
3) Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic, Metaleón b Dinamic Black, Hijo de Clímax, Imposible
4) Andy Boy, Danger King, Guerrero Mixtico b Apolo Estrada Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma I
Mixtico beat Apolo after having been tied to the ropes.
5) Súper Nova © DQ Trauma II [UWA JLH]
Ref missed Nova fouling Trauma II but did see Trauma I fouling Nova in revenge and called the DQ. Nova challenged the Traumas to Nova/Texano vs Traumas on the next show.
6) Negro Navarro © b Hechicero (CMLL) [FLLM MASTER]
excellent match

IWRG (THU) 12/25/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Black Fury & Cristal b Princesa Misty & Yuca La Potranquita
IWRG Debuts for the losing team.
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Araña de Plata, Dowki, Dr. Diabolico, Hip Hop Man
Dr. Diabolico (?!?!) replaced Imposible. Dowki’s first match here since March.
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, Chicano, Danny Casas, El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47 b Black Terry,Centvrión, Ciclon Black, Emperador Azteca, Liderk, Miss Gaviota,Rayan, Tony Rivera [IWRG IC TAG, seeding battle royal]
Title vacant on 2014-11-30 when AK47 fails to appear up for a title defense. Instead of first round matches, IWRG had a seeding battle royal where the first four teams who were eliminated were dumped into a losers atomicos, and the winning four teams advanced.
4) Black Terry, Ciclon Black, Emperador Azteca, Tony Rivera bCentvrión, Liderk, Miss Gaviota, Rayan
losers atomicos
5) Chicano & Imposible b Apolo Estrada Jr. & El Hijo del Diablo[IWRG IC TAG, semifinal]
Gringos destroyed Danny Casas, but Imposible just happened to be around to replace him (even after missing his own match!). Imposible and Chicano advanced.
6) Canis Lupus & Eterno DQ Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 [IWRG IC TAG, semifinal]
AK-47 was caught fouling Eterno
7) Canis Lupus & Eterno b Chicano & Imposible [IWRG IC TAG, final]
One fall final, with Lupus & Eterno’s experience teaming proving the edge. 24th Champions. Eterno’s second reign.
8) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Máscara Sagrada, Súper Nova, Veneno
Piratas took 1/3, pulling Sagrada’s mask to beat him. Veneno is just back to being a tecnco.

IWRG tournament is very IWRG, but at least they got a good final out of it. There’s an Xalapa guy named Dr. Diabolico, but it’s odd for him to be here. Hechicero made some appearances in IWRG this time last year, which turned out to be because he was trying out to IWRG.

Two of many indy shows last night, and somehow Tercera Caida was at all of them. In nearby Arena Neza, Motocross (Javier Pérez Martínez, 8 years a wrestler, from Ixtapaluca) lost his mask to Rey Neza. DTU’s cage match in Queretaro saw Ciclope lost his hair to his brother Drastick Boy after a failed attempt to leave his hermano behind. The Lucha Libre Boom show set up Freelance vs Impulso.

Arena Mexico has another Volador/Bucanero trios match even. The more interesting match is the cibernetico for the CMLL Welterweight Championship. Wednesday’s CMLL Informa indicated the cibernetico will end with two remaining, who will come back next Friday to decide the title. CMLL’s done this with other recent vacant titles, and always does a poor job of explaining it causing the cibernetico to end with boos when the fans belatedly realize they’re not getting a winner. The ripple effect is CMLL’s unlikely to run Volador/Bucanero next week since they’ve got the other singles match, and it’s got to happen on 01/10 before Volador heads off for FantasticaMania.

The field for the cibernetico is Negro Casas, Rey Cometa, Mascara Dorada, Sangre Azteca, Delta, Polvora, Titan, Kamaitachi, Fuego, and Triton. It’s a lesser star power field than it might be if it wasn’t held during the week where lots of guys are out on vacation. Triton, Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca all might not get a chance in this normally, but everyone has a chance to advance to next week because of the lack of overwhelming favorites. The biggest possible match is Negro Casas versus Mascara Dorada, but neither have been programmed that strongly and others could sneak thru. Figuring out the winner depends on how much you’re willing to believe CMLL when they say Mistico is getting the first shot. Mistico getting that shot at FantasticaMania would make some sense, and Polvora is the only rudo in this field and on the tour. There’s no other reason for Polvora would win this, so even just advancing may indicate the plan. If CMLL is planning long term, it’d make sense for Kamaitachi to at least make the finals to build him up, since he’s likely going to be in a mask feud in 3-6 months and hasn’t gotten many big wins. Or, CMLL could just be random and pick any two people – this group is deep enough that any two people should produce an interesting final.

Guadalajara has the legends main event. Rayos and Dinamitas in 2014 does not sound like a promising match, but it is the sort of thing that makes some sense to raise awareness to the new day for the shows. They’d also need someone to get the fans to come back next week when those guys aren’t around and that’s less clear. Exterminador and Leo have been disagreeing in the undercard, maybe they’ll break up on this show, but that alone doesn’t seem quite enough.

SuperLuchas looks back at past Christmas Day shows, including Roberto Paz’s retirement.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews Fuerza Guerrera/Emilio Charles Jr./La Fiera vs. El Hijo del Santo/Mascara Sagrada/Misterioso, CMLL 11/29/91

Segunda Caida praises Dragon Lee/Stuka Jr./Star Jr. v. Belial/Extreme Tiger/Impulso Chilanga Mask

LV reviews this week’s IWRG. I really liked Imposible vs Metaleon too.

An interview with Oaxaca’s Vuelo Especial.


AAA Caralucha (THU) 01/01/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) ? vs ??
2) Andy Boy & Danger vs Kilvan & Yoruba
3) Carta Brava Jr., Drago, Súper Fly vs Fly Star, Guerrero Mixtico, Rayo Star
4) Fénix, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagon vs Flamita, Hijo del Fishman, Sky Man
5) Súper Nova & Texano Jr. vs Trauma I & Trauma II
6) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Broken Clown, Dave The Clown, Rothen Clown

Billed as AAA vs CaraLucha. Texano brothers don’t team a lot but are good when they do. Flamita could use some better partners; that’d be Sky Man’s return to the building after his injury. He’s good enough to fit in the match but it’s likely to be built to him trying the same spot that got him hurt in the first place.

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