LA Park not to CMLL, Mistico not back to action, IWRG

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

Saruman angle only exists in my mind.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

DoradaFan has highlights of 08-12 CMLL.

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

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

DJ Spectro writes about Santo II.

Lineups

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

great match roundup, week of 2014-08-23

Good/Great/Excellent matches

I’m only keeping the Great/Excellent matches in this list but I can at least list the good ones here.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-08-23
taped 2014-08-12 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Marco Corleone vs Terrible – GOOD

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-08-23
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-08-23 – CMLL normal tournaments are lously
(AAA is still airing TripleMania at this point.)

Matches To Watch Later
Noches de Coliseo: 2014-08-24
taped 2014-03-30 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
Villano III & Villano IV vs Charles Lucero & Tigre Universitario

taped 2014-08-03 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
LA Park vs Dr. Wagner Jr. in a super libre match:

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-08-24
taped 2014-08-20 @ Arena Naucalpan
Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo:
Golden Magic & Relámpago vs Ironía & Yakuza and Ciclon Black & Tony Rivera and Alan Extreme & Metaleon:

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-08-26
taped 2014-08-24 @ Arena Naucalpan
Black Terry, Imposible, Metaleon vs Apolo Estrada Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Hip Hop Man:

CMLL Puebla: 2014-08-23
taped 2014-07-28 @ Arena Puebla
Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Espíritu Maligno:
Dragon Lee, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Siki Ozama Jr.:
Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Blue Center for the mask

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Lucha Underground 1×2 (2014-11-05)

Johnny Mundo pulls a Mistico missed tornillo dive – but goes on to win!

the matches

  • Johnny Mundo [O] & Prince Puma [O] b Cortez Castro [X] & Mr. Cisco [X] – (9:21, top rope 450 splashes on both men) – GOOD
  • Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Sexy Star [O] b Ivelisse Vélez & Son of Havoc [X] (2846-3421, casadora cradle) – OK
  • Mil Muertes b Blue Demon Jr. (4:22, flatliner) – OK

the developments

  • Castro, Cisco and Big Ryck all got names. Mundo rushed them, ran them off, they teased coming back with weapons, and Puma evened the odds. Cueto made it a tag match. Mundo & Puma won, but Konnan disauded Puma from getting involved with Mundo and his battles. Konnan wants Puma just to list to him. Puma remains mute.
  • Big Ryck watched his partner’s match from the crowd, smoking a cigar, and walked off with after the loss.
  • Sexy Star beat Son of Havoc to get revenge for last week’s tights pull. Chavo had the match won with the frog splash but tagged in Sexy to allow her to try to the ring.
  • Mil Muertes was introduced. He’s got Catrina, who licks Muerte’s opponents before he faces them. She’s got a mysterious object that’s important to him. He won clean in his debut.
  • Chavo ran in post match as if to save Demon from more of an attack, but instead hit Demon with a chair. Chavo took out two referees, two unidentified wrestlers and was temporary stopped by Sexy. Commentators invented a story about Chavo being Sexy’s hero/mentor. Chavo hit her with a chair shot too. Demon was stretechered out as if seriously injured.

Thoughts

don’t even know what I’m meant to be calling this.

Opening tag match was good. It was less a total move exhibition than last week, but they worked basic tag team forumla and so they had more of a story than last week’s show. Mundo & especially Puma seemed way out of Castro/Cisco’s league in this match. Maybe Cisco & Castro shouldn’t lose in their debuts, but they definitely should not have beaten those guys – and Big Ryck is being treated as the important guy.

Mixed tag match was better than I thought it would be. Sexy’s figured out enough things to do as a tecnica to make it work. Ivellise was given a minimal introduction, no more than Son of Havoc really. There was one really noticable miscommunication spot near the end that they couldn’t edit out, but otherwise it was okay. It served it’s purporse.

stereo 450 splashes

Main event didn’t do much for me. I’m okay with not seeing Demon for a while, but not-Mesias was not so great either. This match was more about getting over the character than having a good match and making Muertes look like a threat via clean win, but it was all kind of blah. It also totally got overshadowed by the post match angle, which an unexplained swerve.

Commentary was worse than last week and more what I was concenred about. Striker was all over place and hitting the “we’re not the WWE!” talking more frequently and more explicity than last week. Vampiro was saving absurd things. They tried to sell the seriousness of the show ending angle but it was hard to be with them at that point. Though the story of Sexy and Chavo having a meaningful relationship came out of nowhere and would’ve been a hard sell for anyone – the sudden of it all and the expectation we’d care cracked me up.

tecnicos win the segunda

The two patterns so far are ending the show with a big angle to try and get people to come back for week two, and the show being broken down into three long segments. They had a long segement to start and a long one to end, which left a lot of commerical time in the middle half of the show. El Rey is airing a lot of house ads and probably cuodl afford to give Lucha Underground a few more minutes. It may be a Unimas issue, but it definitely breaks up the flow of watching the show live.

Things changed between tapings. We’ll see what that means for next week. They have edited things – there’s now way those matches were that short live – but they ending pushing the Chavo turn and the Demon injury angle big and didn’t hint towards the three guys starting next week.

lick

flatliner for the win

and this also happened

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top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. Lucha Underground debuted on El Rey and Unimas. The reaction to the show was generally positive, with praise for looking different and the quality of the Puma/Mundo main event. The show was talked about a lot on Twitter that night. Ratings indicated very few people actually watched it on El Rey but “very few people” still means the 2nd most watched show on the network. The Unimas airing generally felt like a native Spanish language product except for the announcers – their sound quality wasn’t good and Vampiro being on both commentating team made for some continuity problems. There’s no word yet as to how they show did on Unimas.
  2. LA Park returned to CMLL. Park and his son made a surprise appearance after the semimain on Friday night. Park mocked the size of the crowd and challenged the top CMLL wrestlers by name, though none came out to confront him. Park is still out for a couple months due to recent surgery, so none of the teased matches should be coming soon – but he’s advertising for an indy show that’s rented out Arena Puebla & Arena Coliseo next week. CMLL mentioned the promo in it’s coverage of the show but hasn’t said anything more about any plans.
  3. Alberto el Patron spoke out against the WWE in an interview with Fighting Spirit Magazine. Alberto talked about dealing with multiple racist incidents, including specifying an unnamed person who fired him as making racial jokes. (Previously, Alberto has said the person who fired him was HHH.) Alberto also said WWE wrestlers were being paid very cheaply and he and Myzteziz would easily be making more money in Mexico. Alberto mentioned the contract AAA offered included payment for working Lucha Underground and Paco Alonso told him to take the deal when Alberto called to see if CMLL could match. Alberto repeated a mention of working in Lucha Underground in 2015 in other UK interviews; he’s been expected to end up there in months and would’ve been in the first run of episodes if he was legally able to be.
  4. CMLL held a week of special Dia Los Muertos shows, where the arena, edecanes, ring personally and the rudos were costumed for the holiday. A God of Hell presided over the top few matches and ordered his mask soldiers to drag the losers to hell after each match. Hell was a side entrance in this case. The God of Hell was revealed to be Ultimo Guerrero both on Friday and Sunday (it was supposed to be a surprise both times?) Guerrero also was God in the ring, defeating Rush and Atlantis in singles matches to main event both shows. Peste Negra kept the national trios titles over the Ingobernables when Rush suddenly decided he didn’t really care that much about the titles and rather just foul Negro Casas. CMLL also set up a haunted house in a basement (though I don’t remember seeing any pictures from it.)
  5. a mystery promotion called All Elite managed to rent out Arena Puebla and Arena Coliseo for a couple shows, and are bringing in Chavo Guerrero Jr., Hernandez, Dr. Wagner Jr., LA Park to wrestle CMLL guys with other indy guys being added in the undercard. The promotion seems to be tied up with Lucha 2000 magazine someway (it’s being pushed hard in the magazine and they’ve rented out Arena Coliseo in the past), but it also appears to be a hugely expensive card which has limited to no chance of making any money. The All Elite card are interesting politically as well, since Chavo Guerrero is part of Lucha Underground and Dr. Wagner is not part of CMLL.
  6. Tercera Caida announced long time host Bernardo Guzmán was leaving the program.
  • Ciudad Juarez wrestler Anima I was killed. A show in his memory, which will also be the retirement show for his two brothers, will take place this weekend.
  • CMLL & NJPW announced the 2015 Fantastica Mania tour. The tour has expanded by one to a sixth show. Barbaro Cavernario & Ultimo Guerrero and 13 yet to be announced CMLL wrestlers will be on the tour.
  • DTU announced a 12 show December show to celebrate it’s 7th Anniversary. That’s easily the most ambitious schedule the small hardcore promotion has run. Xema Ion and Robbie E are probably working the shows, though only Ion has been announced. Those two TNA guys are also working for AAA in a couple weeks.
  • Kenshi Kabuki lost his mask in IWRG’s Castle of Terror, with tecnico Golden Magic winning once again. Kabuki was revealed to be the former (and now returning) Chicano – not actually Japanese. His identity had been an open secret to the hardcore IWRG fans.
  • AAA announced taping lineups for Leon and Mexico City (and quietly canceled the show in between.)
  • Angel de Oro won the CMLL Light Heavyweight Championship from Rey Escorpion.
  • Indy promotion ChilangaMask held a couple of well recieved shows, including a very good Black Terry vs Hechicero match in Monterrey.
  • Indy promotion’s XMW show included a Necro Butcher appearance and luchador Yoruba being knocked unconscious for a length amount of time after taking a knee to the chin.
  • Hijo del Diablo won the WWS Welterweight Championship to continue his feud with Dr. Cerbero.
  • CMLL’s Turibus coverage has expanded to Tuesdays.
  • People keeping titles: Amapola (CMLL-REINA INTL), Oficials (IWRG TAG), Guerreros (CMLL TRIOS), Imposible (IWRG LIGHT)

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Esterllita/Zeuxis, Shocker defeats Marco, Lucha Underground, more lucha TV, more racism, race postponed

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 11/04/2014 Arena México [@CMLL_Oficial, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Flyer & Sensei b Cholo & Espiritu Negro
2) Esfinge, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. b Canelo Casas, Hijo del Signo, Metálico
Tecnicos took 2/3
3) La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis b Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit
Rudas took 1/3. Zeuxis beat Estrellita with La Roca and challenged her for a title shot. Estrellta said no.
4) Tritón b Raziel [lightning]  (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Triton won with his legdrop.
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. b Ephesto, Hechicero, Vangellys
Vangellys replaced Mephisto on Monday. Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Blue Panther, Dragón Rojo Jr., La Sombra b Mephisto, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Mephisto replaced Barbaro Cavernario. Dragon Rojo’s return from injury. Tecnicos took 1/3. Sombra used the ropes to beat Terrible in the first. Panther submitted Mephisto & Rey Bucanero in the third.

Estrellita kind of owes Zeuxis a title shot from missing a match in Puebla in injury, but it’s going to take a couple more weeks.

CMLL (TUE) 11/04/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl, Informador]
1) Espanto Jr. & Sádico b Robin & Sky Kid
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Guerrero Negro Jr., Ráfaga b Smaker, Soberano Jr., Starman
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Pierroth b Ángel de Oro, Gallo, Omar Brunetti
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Máximo, Titán, Valiente DQ Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Tecnicos took 2/3, Casas fouled Maximo.
5) Shocker b Marco Corleone
Shocker took 1/3, sneaking in a foul in the third.

Semimain sets up a singles match next week.

Echoing similar claims by Alberto, Myzteziz said he too sometimes problems with racism in WWE. Sometimes people would say racist things or make racist jokes, but Myzteziz never complained about it. Myzteziz noted he never had that problem with the fans, who were very good to him. Myzteziz teases a reveal about why he really left WWE the way he did and the suggests it’s similar to Alberto (he was going to make much more money in Mexico so why stay.) All that said, Myzteziz said he would be open to working for WWE or in the US again.

The Enmascarado Race, scheduled for next weekend, has been postponed to “sometime first half of 2015″. It was a run on Mexico City’s Paseo de la Reforma coming up in a couple Sundays. AAA was sponsoring it, with promos on TV the last couple weeks. There’s no reason given for the delay, except for saying the race organizers and AAA are not responsible. (That leaves the Mexico City department of sports.) There’s full refund info at the link.

CMLL has an article talking about Niebla Roja & Puma being in Europe at the moment. Magnus is unmentioned. He does appear to be refereeing (in mask) and not wrestling on this tour, but it’s not like CMLL’s specifically mentioned what anyone is doing in this show (no mention of wrestling Cassandro.) This is not a one time thing, CMLL’s consistently ignored Magnus being on this tour for whatever weird political reason.

Lucha Underground’s second episode is tonight. The episode title is “Los Demonios” and the TV preview is “Catrina warns Blue Demon Jr of 1000 deaths; Mundo and Puma are feeling vengeful; Sexy Star and Chavo battle Son of Havoc and Ivelisse.”

Matches taped for this episode
Johnny Mundo & Prince Puma vs Cortez Castro & Mr. Cisco <- the two non Ezekial Jackson people from the angle at the end of the show.
Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Sexy Star vs Ivelisse Vélez & Son of Havoc
Blue Demon Jr vs Mil Muertes <- El Mesias

The first show had the Puma/Mundo match and the third show has the Fenix/Drago/Pentagon match. There’s no match like that on this show and it’s the early episode I’m least excited about. Maybe it’ll look better than it read. The previous week’s episode will prior to this one. It appears El Rey will eventually have the last thee episodes airing each week right up to the new episode

Today’s Wednesday, so both CMLL Informa and Tercera Caida are new, but I’m writing this too early to know who’s the guest on either show.

Recent Legend Inmortales shows posters have had logos for Teleformula on it, and it looks like they’re actually getting a TV show on the network. At a press conference Sunday, the promotion announced their show on Teleformula will air Sundays at 6pm starting this weekend.  Teleformula previously aired IWRG and CMLL lucha libre. They promoted Canek, Fuerza Guerrera, El Fantasma, Lady Apache and Mascara Ano 2000 as top stars, which should give you an idea of the matches. Teleformula airs in the Mexico and US (if you have the right package) with the same feed; something called “Road TV” is listed in that spot right now, but Teleformula’s listings aren’t very accurate.

Rob has highlights of 07/05/14 AAA.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews Rey Hechicero & Black Terry and Rush vs Negro Casas.

Marcela, Goya Kong and Muneca de Plata are headed to Japan for REINA next month. All will be on the 12/12 show (and they’re teasing a Marcela title defense) and the two daughters of Super Porky are staying around for a 12/26 show. Marcela’s also headed back to New York soon.

The Son of Frankenstein, the Infernal Hunchback, a Zombie and La Llorona lost the main event of Sunday’s Arena Aficion show.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 11/11/2014 Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Magnus, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. vs Artillero, Hijo del Signo, Súper Comando
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong vs Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Titán vs Pólvora [lightning]
5) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Gran Guerrero, Misterioso Jr., Niebla Roja
6) Felino, Kráneo, Mr. Niebla vs Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Dragón Rojo Jr.

Titan/Polvora and segunda both look good. Estrellita and Zeuxis continue feuding.

CMLL (TUE) 11/11/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Metatrón vs Évola & Infierno
2) Esfinge, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Guerrero Negro Jr., Maléfico
3) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hechicero, Hombre sin Nombre, Virus
4) Máximo vs Negro Casas [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

That’s the first ever Maximo/Negro Casas singles match as far I know. Tercera could be pretty fun.

11/01-03 lucha videos

AAA will be up later.

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7QNi9ZzplD2vQETXElkPa1g

10/29 CMLL Informa: http://ul.to/nk01m1hj

11/01 WWC: http://ul.to/efefdrbk
11/02 WWC: http://ul.to/zyljl13u

11/02 La Lucha Se Le Hace: http://ul.to/p3djk3xx

11/02 Republica Deportivoa: http://ul.to/u9nm58oa – introduction to all the wrestlers in their tournament, about 15 minutes, actual HD (not the fake ones I’m doing)

AAA on Televisa: 2014-11-01
taped 2014-10-10 @ Plaza de Toros, Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo
Intro
https://www.sendspace.com/file/8otkhk
1) Dinastía & Mascarita Sagrada vs Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Histeria
https://www.sendspace.com/file/o0fsix
2) Australian Suicide & Jack Evans vs El Apache & Joe Lider
https://www.sendspace.com/file/xsx4yw
3) El Mesías & Myzteziz vs Averno & Hijo del Fantasma
https://www.sendspace.com/file/gvie75

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-11-01
taped 2014-10-21 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, La Vaquerita vs Amapola, Makoto, Narumiya
https://www.sendspace.com/file/nzodt8
2) Dragon Lee, Máscara Dorada, Valiente vs Boby Zavala, Maléfico, Pólvora
https://www.sendspace.com/file/7ckxyi
3) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Rush vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Terrible, Vangellys
https://www.sendspace.com/file/1arnqf

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-11-01
taped 2014-10-28 @ Arena México
Intro
https://www.sendspace.com/file/4c1007
1) Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
https://www.sendspace.com/file/b8qh9n
2) Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Star Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Guerrero Negro Jr.
https://www.sendspace.com/file/nfn5u6
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Super Porky vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
https://www.sendspace.com/file/z7cwik
Stellar Moments
https://www.sendspace.com/file/207lfo
4) Rey Escorpión © vs Ángel de Oro for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship
https://www.sendspace.com/file/fk2kjk
5) Titán, Valiente, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
https://www.sendspace.com/file/m9bzwv
Ending
https://www.sendspace.com/file/4zv0h0

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-11-01
taped 2014-10-24 @ Arena México
Intro
https://www.sendspace.com/file/6l6gca
1) Estrellita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs La Comandante, Makoto, Narumiya
https://www.sendspace.com/file/bljpub
Mid-Show Intro
https://www.sendspace.com/file/kdqvgm
2) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
https://www.sendspace.com/file/vktncr
3) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
https://www.sendspace.com/file/zr499j
Ending
https://www.sendspace.com/file/r3i15f

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-11-01
taped 2014-10-17 @ Arena México
Full Show: http://ul.to/4rw5ya4r
1) Máscara Dorada, Máximo, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Shocker, Thunder
2) Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi in a lightning match
https://www.sendspace.com/file/fku92r

3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

CMLL on Terra: 2014-11-02
taped 2014-11-02 @ Arena México
1) Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Mercurio
http://ul.to/qn4f4b22
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs Dallys la Caribeña, La Seductora, Zeuxis
http://ul.to/9aait6q0
Dance Segment
http://ul.to/c1sbcv4n
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hombre sin Nombre, Morphosis, Olímpico
http://ul.to/j835jy92
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto
http://ul.to/438cq7re
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas © vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush for the Mexican National Trios Championship
http://ul.to/emofn89f
6) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero
http://ul.to/sp5e2nli

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-11-02
taped 2014-10-29 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Omega vs Capitán Muerte & Hip Hop Man
http://ul.to/t2mhre23
2) Golden Magic, Metaleon, Sky Ángel vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star
http://ul.to/uxi6ylud
3) Imposible © vs Dragón Celestial for the IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship
http://ul.to/1sawee16
4) Kenshi Kabuki, Relámpago, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno
http://ul.to/ag8rss2z

CMLL Puebla: 2014-11-03
taped 2014-10-06 @ Arena Puebla
1) Meyer & Paris vs Centauro de Fuego & Fuerza Chicana
https://www.sendspace.com/file/5b5yfu
2) Astro Aéreo Jr. & Último Dragoncito vs Blue Center & Demus 3:16
https://www.sendspace.com/file/s5v0w8
3) Asturiano, Dragon Lee, Oro Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, King Jaguar, Siki Ozama Jr.
https://www.sendspace.com/file/n9sxzw
4) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stigma vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Skándalo
https://www.sendspace.com/file/mqu4y1
5) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Ephesto, Hombre sin Nombre, Mephisto
https://www.sendspace.com/file/mgelum
6) Volador Jr. © vs La Sombra for the NWA World Welterweight Championship
https://www.sendspace.com/file/dq6vcd

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-11-04
taped 2014-11-02 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Grond XXX, Negro Navarro, Toscano vs Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly
http://ul.to/of5fjnve
2) Hijo De Dos Caras © vs Cien Caras Jr. for the IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
http://ul.to/ex5ntwfz

Tags:

Rush defeats Niebla, Lucha Underground rating, Rey Jr.

CMLL (MON) 11/03/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (fotos)]
1) Arkalis, Black Tiger, Flyer b Akuma, Fuerza Chicana, Policeman
2) Demus 3:16, Pierrothito, Saurón b Asturiano, Stukita, Último Dragoncito
Demus Driver on Asturiano, Asturiano is stretchered out.
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro b Hombre sin Nombre, Tiger, Virus
4) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. DQ Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
Shocker pulled Atlantis’ mask for the DQ.
5) Rush b Mr. Niebla
Rush used a Corona box in the brawl. Niebla bled slightly. Rush snuck in a foul for the win. Niebla challenged for a mask vs hair match, but Rush just walked off.

Cavernario is off tonight’s card. Mephisto moves breaks up his natural team to go to the main event while Vangellys gets added to the semimain instead of teaming with his usual partners. Triton vs Raziel is the lightning match and could be a really fun match depending on how much Triton is hurting.

Diamante Azul replaces Valiente on Friday. Dragon Rojo is added to Sunday’s card, bumping Titan down a match and taking Maximo off the show. Polvora is likewise bumped down, replacing Rey Bucanero so Thunder can be in the main event. That’s a pretty iffy main event now: Dragon Rojo teaming with La Mascara & Volador (who will feud) versus Mephisto, Thunder and Gran Guerrero.

PWTorch reported Lucha Underground drew around 8,000 fans 18-49 for it’s debut episode on El Rey. The average was 48.9, which suggests there were a lot of older viewers not included in that number, though it’s not going to be an impressive number however you slice it. It was the second most watched show on the network, to a movie on Tuesday’s night – no one’s watching El Rey and all programs on that network exist as long as the people in charge of El Rey are okay with losing money on them. As mentioned before, Unimas is watched by literally a 100 times more people. That’s the place they have to do well in to succeed. Still, “8,000” is a pretty ugly looking number that they wouldn’t have wanted out if they could have stopped it.

Meanwhile, there’s an AP story about Lucha Underground.

WrestlingInc reported Rey Misterio Jr. was flown to WWE Raw last night to meet Vince McMahon, and Wrestling Observer confirmed it was to talk about Rey’s contract status. WWE writers were said to be coming up with idea for Rey while Rey was said to still want to quit. (On his podcast, Meltzer went as far as saying Rey was called to go on the Mexico tour but declined.)  WWE usually makes big decisions right after serious financial news, so perhaps their recent bad news is pushing them to finally resolve this finally.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Pirata Morgan vs Negro Navarro, Yoruba vs Ricky Marvin vs Tornado, the XMW vs IWRG cibernetico, and the tag team four way from that show.

CMLL’s Top 10 this week has Dia de Muertos as #1 and Goya Kong as #10. The week’s clips has highlights of the 10/31 Arena Mexico show, though LA Park isn’t shown.

LuchaWorld has Poster-Mania and the KrisZ’s news update.

The Kriminal Boys were interviewed in Diario Basta.

Psycho Clown said they’ll get their win back from the Hell Brothers.

Fenix talks about teaming with Myzteziz.

Pictures of Damian & Bestia in Cicero, Illinois.

Photos of a lucha libre artwork presentation in Tlalnepantla.

A lucha libre bar in Singapore.

There’s a Cobarde exhibit open for a few weeks in Ciudad Jaurez.

Tiger Mask & Fuego face Bushi & Mascara Dorada in the opener of Saturday’s NJPW PPV, so one of the two guys will probably get a win. Those have been very rare on this tour (though part of it’s because they’re not in the title matches and so they’ve been scarified for those who are.)

Lineup

IWRG (WED) 11/05/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko vs Extraño
2) Sky Ángel & Vampiro Metálico II vs Hip Hop Man & Power Bull
3) Alfa, Omega, Saruman vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star
4) Avisman, Ciclon Black, Dragón Celestial, Kenshi Kabuki vs Liderk, Rayan, Spartan, Spector
5) Golden Magic, Relámpago, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno

Kenshi was acting heelish when unmsaking so it would make since for him to be on the rudo team but I have no idea what Dragon Celestial is doing there.

CMLL (MON) 11/10/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Bengala & Meyer vs Blue Center & Espiritu Negro
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Starman vs Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa, Stigma vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Okumura
4) Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Hechicero, Kráneo, Morphosis
5) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Shocker

Mascara Dorada returns (and must have a flight right after the NJPW PPV), though they seem to be setting up an Atlantis/Shocker match. Tercera looks like the best match.

Kenshi Kabuki unmasked at Castillo del Terror

Kenshu Kabuki unmasked via +LuchaTV

IWRG (SUN) 11/02/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring]
***Castillo del Terror, 2013***
1) Araña de Plata, Oficialito, Sexy Girl b Mini Rencor, Sky Ángel, Vanely
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Liderk, Rayan, Spartan, Spector
New Comando Elite lost in their debut, but it looks to be the start of a feud.
3) Grond XXX, Negro Navarro, Toscano b Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly
Eterno replaced Demon Clown.
4) Hijo De Dos Caras © DQ Cien Caras Jr. [IWRG IC HEAVY]
Cien Caras Jr. said the match would be a 100% technical and then started cheating. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. helped out and fouled Dos in the third fall. Cien covered and ref counted three, but the commission overturned it and called it a DQ. Second defense for Dos.
5) Kenshi Kabuki L Universo 2000 Jr., Violencia Jr., Golden Magic, Imposible, Canis Lupus, Trauma II, Metaleon, Emperador Azteca, Relámpago [cage, mask]
Violencia Jr. was the first out. Match came down to Kabuki and Golden Magic and Golden Magic escaped to leave Kabuki behind for the loss. Kabuki spoke in Spanish and unmasked as Chicano – he’s back to that name. Second straight year Golden Magic has won this match (Alan Xtreme last year.)

+LuchaTV has clips of the main even finish. Kenshi Kabuki as Chicano did not appear to be much of a secret among the IWRG regulars. By having Violencia Jr. escape first, it became pretty likely it’d be him as well.

Golden Magic has beaten King Drako in 2011, Alan Extreme in 2013 and Kenshi now in 2014 – and there’s definitely some resentment from the IWRG crowd that it’s Magic who wins so much.

Rush versus Mr. Niebla headlines tonight in Puebla. Puebla’s TV continues to move around. TVC Deportes is now airing at 8pm CT on Mondays (replacing/against Raw.)

Barbaro Cavernario snuck in a foul to beat Rey Cometa in Guadalajara last night.

The teams of Yoruba & Toxin Boy and Danger & Omega advanced in the Cara Lucha tag team tournament. Clown Corp defeated Trauma I, Trauma II and Herodes in the main event.

Holkan lost his mask in an Arena Neza cage match.

Segunda Caida reviews Smaker vs Barbaro Cavernario.

+LuchaTV interviews Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis about LA Park and Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis exchange challenges.

Rocky Lobo is headed to Brazil on November 15th and 16th.

ESTO has a quick interview with Taya.

La Copa profiles Hidalgo luchador Kulikitaka.

XMW, UG beats Atlantis, Guadalajara

photo by Black Terry Jr.

XMW (SAT) 11/01/2014 Salón Citlalli, Ecatepec de Morelos, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Dollar & Power Medieval b Flama Negra & Manimal
2) Ángel Azul & Karateka Jr. b Fly Star & Toxin Boy and Demasiado & Obscuro and Douki & Low Rider
3) Cruz Banda, Fly Metalik, Metaleon, Mixus b Anubis Black, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor II, Metaleon
4) Ludark Shaitan b Felina Metalica [FUSION KAWAI]
Felina looked nervous at times in this hardcore match.
5) Tornado (DF) b Yoruba ©, Ricky Marvin [XMW LH] Yoruba accident (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Ricky Marvin (added to the main) went for a standing moonsault on both guys but his knee clocked Yoruba in the chin. Yoruba was knocked out for minutes and had to be taken for medical help. The match continued and Marvin beat Tornado.
6) Arez © b Belial, Impulso, Fly Warrior, Fenix (AAA), Guason [PDM LH] highlights (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Arez beat Fenix to keep the title.
7) Wotan b Necro Butcher, Chuy Martinez, Hell Spawn, Core highlights (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Wotan defeated Necro in the usual insanity

Black Terry Jr. also has photos of the WWS show at the Toy Museum, where the rudas pulled the tecnica’s masks in the main event, only the tecnicas had their faces painted up for the holiday and rolled up the rudas for the win.

CMLL (SUN) 11/02/2014 Arena México
1) Astral & Eléctrico b Demus 3:16 & Mercurio Astral & Electrico vs Demus 3 on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit b Dallys la Caribeña, La Seductora, Zeuxis Dark Angel, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs Dallys la Caribena, La Seductora, Zeuxis, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Hombre sin Nombre, Morphosis, Olímpico Angel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hombre sin Nombre, Morphosis, Olipico, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan) Dance from CMLL on Terra on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Super Porky b Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto Marco Corleone, Maximo, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Kraneo, Mephisto, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas © DQ La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush [MEX TRIOS] Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas u00a9 vs La Mascara, La Sombra, Rush for the Mexican National Trios Championship, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Peste Negra took falls 2/3 to keep the titles. Rush gave them the last fall, fouling Negro Casas right in front of the refree. 3rd defense
6) Último Guerrero b Atlantis Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero (posted by thecubsfan)
Ultimo Guerrero, who had been working as Mictlan all evening again, attacked Atlantis from behind. In a completely by the numbers match between the two of them, UG took falls 1/3 to get the win.

Starting with the the third match, “Mictlan”‘s warriors of the undead would come out and drag the losers to hell (a side exist.)  Probably a good idea to start with the third match and not drag off women.

The presentation was unique but I didn’t really get into the matches and was disappointed by the semimain.

CMLL (SUN)11/02/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara[@acogdl]
1) Dr. Frezzer bRelampago Azul
2) Jocker & Thunder Boy b El Divino & Javier Cruz Jr.
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Leo & Virgo bDemonio Maya & Magnum
Tecnicos took 1/3, and Maya & Magnum had issues.
4) Tritón b Mr. Trueno [lightning]
5) Bárbaro Cavernario b Rey Cometa
finish not actually listed, taking a wild guess
6) Titán & Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero & Mr. Águila
Tecnicos took 2/3.

Maybe Cometa actually won! (He probably didn’t.) I have no idea why you’d turn Magnum or “Demonio”.

Lucha Underground posted the Johnny Mundo vs Prince Puma match online. This went up right after the first Unimas airing; perhaps they’re not allowed to post any part of the show online until it airs on their partner network. Meanwhile, a Univision story on Sexy Star includes a lot of in-ring clips from the next two episodes.

DTU announced six stops for the their 7th Anniversary tour, then said the last stop would be determined by a poll on Facebook between five other stops. In usual lucha libre booking, everyone wins and they’re going to all five additional stops – which makes it eleven shows in seventeen days.

12/04 – Arena Xalapa
12/05 – Cordoba, Veracruz
12/06 – Arena Union (Veracruz)
12/07 – Rio Blanco, Veracruz
12/13 – Arena Roberto Paz
12/14 – Gimnasio Paralimpico (Irapuato)
12/16 – Arena Aficion
12/18 – Auto Lavado VM (Tulancingo)
12/19 – Arena Queretaro
12/20 – Arena Lopez Mateos
12/21 – Nueva Arena Poza Rica

That’s a lot of shows. I hope DTU does well and doesn’t bankrupt themselves on this. That 12/07 show is the same day as Guerra de Titanes.

Meanwhile, the ChilangaMask show on 11/23 in Coliseo Coacalco is it’s final show of the year. (The December show is a Lucha Memes show.) Sagrado vs Arez has been added to the show.

CMLL’s annual bodybuilding contest is on 11/26. They haven’t mentioned in publicly yet, which is a change from the usual hype. They might have just been waiting for after this weekend’s shows.

Rob has highlights on 07/08/14 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Super Libre had hype for Golden Tirado show.

Segunda Caida has a workrate report for Lucha Underground episode 1, a review of Lucha Azteca 09/13 and a review of Hechicero & Terry vs Navarro & Trauma II. There are a lot of good matches to buy Black Terry Jr. from the last few weeks.

Shocker talks about his career.

DJ Spectro writes about the writing career of Antonio Pena.

Lucha Libre in Japan

11/01 Wrestle-1: Alberto b Masakatsu Funaki
(Also, Hijo del Pantera’s team won!)

11/02 Dragon Gate: Flamita (c) b Jimmy Kanda [BRAVE GATE] – 6th Defense. Flamita can not be beat.

Lineup

CMLL (SUN) 11/09/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Leono vs Apocalipsis & Espanto Jr.
2) Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Valiente vs Niebla Roja [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Máximo, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) La Máscara, Titán, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Pólvora

Well, that main is going to go nowhere. Valiente/Roja is the best hope on the show. Minis match might be good – Mercurio & Nitro are a secret tag team going after Astral & Electrico’s secret minis tag team gold. (CMLL storylines are much better when you just make them up.)

CMLL (SUN) 11/09/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Explosivo vs El Yaqui
2) Índigo vs Demonio Rojo
3) El Brillante vs Demonio Maya
4) Exterminador, Leo, Virgo vs Magnum, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
5) Esfinge & Stuka Jr. vs Hechicero & Jocker
6) Diamante Azul & Rush vs Euforia & Último Guerrero

A show. Rush can lose to UG here too, I guess.

All Elite (THU) 11/13/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Flyer & Magnus vs Dinamic Black & Principe Diamante
2) Ángel de Oro, Cachorro (CMLL), Dragon Lee II vs Emperador Azteca (IWRG), Golden Magic, Metaleon
3) Atlantis & Extreme Tiger vs Hernandez & Súper Nova
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Sombra vs Rush & Zumbi
5) LA Park & Volador Jr. vs Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Último Guerrero

All Elite (SAT) 11/15/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Flyer & Magnus vs Dinamic Black & Principe Diamante
2) Ángel de Oro, Cachorro (CMLL), Dragon Lee II vs Emperador Azteca (IWRG), Golden Magic, Metaleon
3) Rush & Zumbi vs Hernandez & Súper Nova
4) LA Park & Volador Jr. vs Atlantis & Extreme Tiger
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Sombra vs Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Último Guerrero

Full card for the mysterious All Elite shows. Someone’s got a lot of money behind it (and Luchas 2000 is tied up in some way.)  Chavo inclusion in the main event is both weird and probably irrelevant. LA Park would be back way ahead of schedule fi he actually wrestled on these cards.

WWA (FRI) 12/05/2014 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Black Spider, Extasis, Memo Velasquez vs Animaniac, Enfermero Jr., Maldito
2) Octagoncito (original) © vs Piratita Morgan [WWA MINI]
Lobito was the last known Minis champion in 2012. Octagoncito lost the title to the previous champion, Mascarita Plateada in 2011 but magically has the belt back
3) Datura vs Lady Apache [WWA Women]
vacant title. Last known champion was Ayako Hamada in 2003.
4) Rayman & Rey Horuz vs Bestia 666 & Damián 666 [WWA TAG]
vacant title. Rayman & Rayo Jr. were the last known champions in 2012, though there was supposed to be a tournament for them on a July show in Tijuana.
5) Casandro vs Cotton Candy, Rubi Gardenia [WWA EXOTICO]
new title
6) Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón © vs Arandú, Infierno, TJ Boy [WWA TRIOS]
3rd defense
7) Negro Casas vs Diamante Azul (CMLL)
8) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero

Notable for having five title matches which will make more an effect on people who keep track of title histories than anyone who actually bought the tickets (but at least Trio Fantasia are the actual champs.) Also, why do that Negro Casas?

Ultimo Guerrero defeats Rush, LA Park returns, more lucha on US TV

LA Park in Arena Mexico photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 10/31/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Hombre Bala & Súper Halcón Jr.
2) Boby Zavala, Raziel, Virus b Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Tritón
3) Máximo, Rey Cometa, Titán b Cavernario, Felino, Hechicero
4) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Pólvora DQ La Máscara, La Sombra, Stuka Jr.
Vangellys was originally announced (when the card was announced a week early), but replaced by Polvora seven days prior. Mascara & Sombra refused to help Stuka and eventually unmasked Euforia & Gran Guerrero for the DQ.
5) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Thunder b Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr.
Thunder defeated Atlantis, but the big news LA Park and Hijo de LA Park showing up at the end of the match. LA Park made an open challenge to anyone in CMLL; no one took him up today.
6) Último Guerrero b Rush
All rudos (and referees) were wearing body and face paint to resemble calavera (traditional Mexican skulls for this holiday) or scary masks for the occasion. A mystery man playing the role of Mictlan (leader of the undead, not the former wrestler) was commanding the “dead” wrestlers during the show – and the man was revealed to be Ultimo Guerrero before this match. UG snuck in a foul for the win. Sombra & Mascara ran out to attack UG with Gran Guerrero & Euforia making the save.

Photos of last night’s show are worth checking out. CMLL went all out with the concept (and will do so again on Sunday.) It’s a bit too perfect timing for LA Park to return to CMLL at a Dia Los Muertos show.

Main event seems to be setting up a trios title match, which lowers the odds of the Ingobernables winning the Other trios titles Sunday.

There’s more new lucha TV this week. Univsion (US)’s Republica Deportiva sports will start airing a lucha libre reality show/tournament as part of it’s normal broadcast (Sundays at 11am Eastern.) This show was taping in Arena Lopez Mateos a few weeks ago, apparently for this tournament. Many years ago, AAA did something similar for an Alas de Oro tournament. This one features indy guys, some who are unknown: Águila Solitaria, Águila Solitaria Jr., Rey Vikingo, Sangre Imperial, Radar y Tony Rivera. I have no more info than that, but will record the first show and let you know.

Rob has highlights of 07/04/14 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and video of Hijo del Santo & Black Shadow Jr. vs Espanto Jr. & Eskeletor.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Hechicero vs Black Terry.

Video of a Cassandro crowd dive in Belgium.

DTU posted the Angel de Oro vs Ovett title match and announced Ciclope & Drastick Boy vs the Dragoned de Oriente in an apuesta match for their upcoming Queretaro show.

Arena Solidardad has been renammed Arena Jose Sulaiman after the boxing official. (Although I might still keep calling it the wrong name for record keeping.)

CaraLucha has a Violento Jack & Aeroboy promo.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Rene Guajardo taking Halcon de Oro’s mask.

Bio of Hidalgo luchador La Plaga

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 11/07/2014 Arena México
1) Robin & Star Jr. vs Akuma & Disturbio
2) Cachorro, Dragon Lee, Oro Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Nitro, Okumura
3) Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, La Comandante
4) Blue Panther vs Bárbaro Cavernario [lightning]
5) Máximo, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero

Main event continues the Ingobernables vs Guerreros feud.

Panther versus Cavernario looks like another good Cavernario match in a year of them. Segunda would be good if Nitro was replaced.

 

CMLL video promo.

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