No Puebla results today. Cinco Radio was covering ping pong. Periodico Enfoque also skipped the show. El Popular seems to have stopped covering lucha libre for the moment. Even the guy behind Porra Fresa didn’t go – he got a promotion that moved him to Mexico City, which means he won’t be the guy leading Porra Fresa as much. Hope CMLL posts them this week – it’s amazing how they know immediately what will be booked for next week’s Puebla show without apparently knowing what happened on the show.
El Mundo de Orizaba has a lineup for Verano de Escandalo. It’s the same lineup that was posted here yesterday, which AAA later declared unofficial. Unofficial doesn’t mean false. It’s possible the newspaper found the lineup themselves and wasn’t given it to AAA, but “De la Redacción” in this context almost always means “a promoter wrote this and sent it to the media outlet.” Local promoter, probably.
The problem here isn’t other people spoiling – the problem is AAA taking too long to announce this card. This show is 11 days away, the local promoter needs to start promoting if they’re selling tickets for this thing, and they need some sort of lineup to do it. As soon as the lineup goes to the local promoter, it’s getting out somewhere – the whole point of it is to get the word out. There’s really nothing on that card that can’t be announced today except for that one guy’s name, and they kind of gave that away Saturday.
Tonight’s CMLL show has Diamante Azul versus Terrible as the main event. It’s the Azul title – the NWA Historic Light Heavyweight championship – so Azul is likely winning. Azul could really use a good match. The undercard includes the Mexico City debut for Guadalajara’s Esfinge. This show is not expected to be on Terra. It’s back to waiting for CadenaTres to see these shows, and the Panther/Puma lightning match is unlikely to air anywhere.
An AAA interview with Aerostar alludes to earning a match against Daga for the cruiserweight champion, so Daga is still the cruiserweight champion and around. I have no idea what happened last Saturday. No one has any idea, would be cool if AAA did one of these interviews with Daga to explain what’s up. Aerostar also mentions he sure would like to face Super Fly at Verano de Escandalo. I like his chances.
Doradafan has highlights of 04/29/14 CMLL.
+LuchaTV has Volador challenging Rush & Sombra (he’s not interested in La Mascara and not that much in Rush, but still likes the idea of putting his career on the line versus Sombra), X-Fly getting his haircut, and Hijo del Pirata celebrating his win.
Pequeno Cobra was unmasked in Puebla.
Ultimo Guerrero is not that concerned about losing his mask, joking “I’m better looking than Shocker.”
Lucha Libre in Japan
05/25 WNC-REINA: Amapola b Maki Narumiya [CMLL-REINA INTL] – first defense.
IWRG (SUN) 06/01/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Látigo & Metaleon vs Atomic Star & Electro Boy
2) Dragoncito De Oro & Mini Cobra vs Mini Imperium & Oficialito AK47
3) Alan Extreme, Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
4) Máscara Sagrada, Pantera, Veneno vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Grond XXX, Hijo De Dos Caras vs Demon Clown, Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000
This card looks like someone wanted a lot of names and wasn’t so concerned about the matches being any good (because the matches do not look good.)
CMLL (MON) 06/02/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Flyer & Robin vs Fuerza Chicana & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico vs Blue Center, Pequeño Warrior, Saurón
3) Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Titán vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Pólvora, Rey Escorpión, Shocker
Angel de Oro! Remember him? He won the precursor to En Busca de un Idolo and Reyes del Aire and was pushed as a upcoming young star, but then he hurt a knee and decided to wrestle the same exact match every night. That last part was not great. Hopefully this means his knee is better – this is his first match since late November. Teaming with Titan is a little bit interesting, since Titan has essentially become what they hoped from Angel de Oro.
Segunda feud has switched from Puebla vs locals to tecnicos vs rudos.
No new IWRG aired this week.
YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7RukE9s5cV6ol6e5rw-jfH-
05/21 Sobre el Ring: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ss4i2f
TVC Deportes Leyenda de Lucha Libre #14 – Climax: http://ul.to/etf6s5br
Matches Missing From Last Week
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-17
taped 2014-05-13 @ Arena México
1) Acero & Fantasy vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia
2) Metálico, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, El Rebelde
3) Estrellita, Marcela, Skadi vs Dalys, La Comandante, Zeuxis
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Boby Zavala, Ephesto, Terrible
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
AAA on Televisa: 2014-05-22
taped 2014-05-04 @ Teatro Al Aire Libre del Parque Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco
1) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
2) Bengala, El Elegido, Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr., Texano
Yo Soy Psycho Clown
3) Blue Demon, Electroshock, La Parka vs Chessman, Silver King, Villano IV
CMLL on Terra: 2014-05-20
taped 2014-05-20 @ Arena México
1) Metatrón & Sensei vs Espanto Jr. & Zayco
2) Goya Kong, La Vaquerita, Silueta vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Starman vs Disturbio, Hooligan, Metálico
4) Dragon Lee vs Hechicero in a En Busca de un Idolo match
5) Star Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr. in a En Busca de un Idolo match
CMLL on Terra: 2014-05-23
taped 2014-05-23 @ Arena México
1) Black Panther & Pegasso vs Canelo Casas & El Rebelde
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis
3) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Valiente vs Felino, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
4) Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Negro Casas vs Cachorro, Hechicero, Virus
AAA on Televisa: 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-17 @ Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula, Chiapas
1) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
2) Alan Stone, Axel, El Elegido vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.
3) Cibernético, Fénix, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Chessman, Pentagón Jr.
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-13 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show: http://ul.to/kzwapjjk
1) Metatrón & Sagrado vs Puma & Tiger and Sky Kid & Smaker and El Cuatrero & Sansón
2) Black Panther, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Kamaitachi, Magnum, Shigeo Okumura
3) Gallo vs Sangre Azteca in a lightning match
4) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-20 @ Arena México
1) Goya Kong, La Vaquerita, Silueta vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
2) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Starman vs Disturbio, Hooligan, Metálico
Mistico Nueva Era Vignette
3) Diamante Azul, Máscara Dorada, Rey Cometa vs Puma, Terrible, Tiger
4) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero © vs Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. for the CMLL World Trios Championship
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-16 @ Arena México
1) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Mid Show Intro
2) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mephisto, Ripper
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Shocker
Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-05-24
taped 2014-05-09 @ Arena México
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/sok7xv
1) Marco Corleone, Titán, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
2) Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
3) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
CMLL on Terra: 2014-05-25
taped 2014-05-25 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Molotov vs Akuma & Cholo
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Universo 2000
3) Gallo, Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, Sagrado vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
5) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Titán vs Niebla Roja, Pierroth, Shocker
6) Volador Jr. vs Rush
CMLL Puebla: 2014-05-25
taped 2014-05-12 @ Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Milenium, Tigre Rojo vs Centauro de Fuego, Cholo, Inquisidor
2) Asturiano, Meyer, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Warrior
3) Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Cavernario, Ephesto, Misterioso Jr.
4) La Máscara, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
5) Diamante Azul vs Ripper for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship
Noches de Coliseo: 2014-05-25
taped 2014-05-18 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Panthro, Pasion Kristal, Tigre Universitario vs Coco Viper, La Momia, Vaquero Romo
2) Drago (AAA) & La Parka Jr. vs Silver King & Texano Jr.
3) Atomo & Lady Maravilla vs Poly Star & Solovino
4) Desafio vs Memo Valles, Galactar [KDNA CHAMP]
CMLL (SUN) 05/25/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Meteoro b Reycko
Reycko replaced Relampago Azul
2) El Divino & El Ídolo b El Yaqui & Infierno
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Explosivo b Ángel del Mal
4) Exterminador & Javier Cruz Jr. DQ Espectrum & Évola
Rudos DQed in the first for excessive violence, then in the second again when Evola fouled Exterminador.
5) Boby Zavala, Cavernario, Demonio Maya b Black Metal, Esfinge, Metatrón
Rudos took 1/3. Cavernario pulled Metal’s mask and rolled him up in the third.
6) Black Panther, Cachorro, Diamante Azul b Mr. Águila, Olímpico, Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 2/3, Azul beating Euforia.
A show I forgot happened. Black Panther working openers on DF shows and main events here is a bit of a stretch.
IWRG (SUN) 05/25/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Alfa b Anubis Black
billed as Alfa & Omega vs Atomic Star & Electro Boy.
2) Látigo & Omega b Ciclon Black & Hip Hop Man
Omega replaced Anubis Black. Hip Hop Man challenged Latigo a hair vs mask match.
3) Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, Imposible b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
Imposible is a tecnico now for some reason. Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Demon Clown, Trauma I, Trauma II b Hijo De Dos Caras, Relámpago, Súper Nova
Rudos took 2/3, Demon Clown pulling Dos’ mask and beating him.
5) X-Fly L Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan [mask, hair, prison fatal]
Everyone was confined in the cage for 10 minutes, then they could just escape. X-Fly used a fork on Eterno. Mascara escaped first, then crowd favorite Eterno. X-Fly tried to escape but Eterno threw powder in his face to force him back down. Pirata narrowly beat X-Fly out.
IWRG recap refers to “X-Fly’s slump in apuesta matches.” Right. I could never be as cynical and as cold hearted as the people who keep putting X-Fly in apuesta matches.
Rob has highlights of 02/28/14 CMLL.
Black Terry Jr. has photos from Sunday’s WMC show.
CMLL (SUN) 06/01/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Robin & Sensei vs Cholo & Zayco
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Dragon Lee, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Metálico, Ramstein, Raziel
4) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Skándalo, Tiger, Virus
5) Titán © vs Niebla Roja [MEX WELTER]
Titan’s third defense
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Felino, Negro Casas, Ripper
Marco Corleone doesn’t get easy matches – he’s always stuck with one of the annoying guys. Titan versus Niebla Roja should be really good and it’s probably the better building to run it. Skandalo is working higher than normal, though the rudo side is weaker than normal. Oro/Metalico feud moves to Sundays. Bam Bam working two weeks in a row?
CMLL (SUN) 06/01/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío vs Marvel
2) El Brillante & William Rock vs Furia Nazi & Jocker
3) Virgo vs Rey Trueno
4) Black Metal, Esfinge, Gallo vs Boby Zavala, Cavernario, Demonio Maya
5) Exterminador vs Évola [hair]
6) Sagrado, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Mr. Águila
Listed as part of the 55th Anniversary celebration. I still figure Exterminador turning tecnico is a short term idea to set up him going away and mabe I’ll still be right.
AAA TV (SAT) 06/07/2014 Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz
***Verano de Escandalo, 2014***
1) Aerostar, Ludxor, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Súper Fly
2) El Elegido, Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Silver King
3) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
4) Angélico vs Dark Scoria, Australian Suicide, Bengala, Hijo del Fantasma, Fénix, Pentagón Jr., Jack Evans [AAA CRUISER, #1 Contenders, semifinal]
winner faces Aerostar (and Daga?) at some other time.
5) Psycho Clown vs Texano © [AAA HEAVY]
Texano’s 11 defense, though first on TV since October (and third straight against Psycho Clown.)
6) Cibernético, La Parka, Mistico vs Averno, Chessman, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo
AAA says this card is “not official”. Which is completely accurate, they haven’t officially released this card yet.
Air Date: 06/14 and 06/21? Sure, sounds good.
Poster is found here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=305477462949080 – note user complains about too many darn tournaments on these big AAA shows. AAA hasn’t confirmed this lineup yet and may not be able to until after Celaya if they’re holding Mistico’s name until then.
Let’s start there: they’re actually going to just call him Mistico! He’s even pictured with his Mistico mask on the poster. That’s obviously the strongest name to use him under. AAA seems to have no fear about using CMLL owned names. No idea why, but it’s happening.
That match is going to be a big deal. The Psycho/Texano match is what they’ve been build towards for the last 7 months and really needs to be a title change at this point or it’s going to be very tough to care about AAA’s long builds again.
What is going on with Daga? I am so confused. That eight way match should be really good, but I’m not sure why it’s actually occurring. Maybe this will be explained on TV next week.
The bottom half of the card is more normal TV stuff. This is like most non-TripleMania AAA big events, where one or two storylines get to a turning point and the rest of the show is a normal show. They did remember Aerostar and Super Fly are feuding – this is the first time they’ve faced each other after breaking up five months ago.
No women’s title match, so whatever the contenders match is setting up in Celaya won’t be for a while. Maybe either that or the cruiserweight title will be decided in Puebla – the next show, on 06/13.
DTU (SAT) 05/24/2014 Deportivo Pavón, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Furia de Titanes]
1) Alfa (IWRG), Arceus, Omega (IWRG), Shadow b Alex Guajardo, Fulgor (Durango), Halcón 2000, Rey Templario
2) Jimmy, Kevin, Tommy b Energy, Gremlin, Kalibus
Los Nerds have won every match on their debut tour.
3) Rocky Lobo b Artikus, Lanzeloth
intra-Dinastia Crazy battle.
4) Chik Tormenta, JC MaClean, Keira b Estrella Explosiva, La Magnifica, Reina Dorada
Reina Dorada had a rough night.
5) Drastik Boy b Impulso, Arez, Slayer Pack, Freelance, Belial, Septimo Dragon
Drastick beat Impulso. Money thrown in.
6) Ángel o Demonio, Demente Extreme, Ovett b Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Fantasma de la Ópera, Shadow and Cíclope, Miedo Extremo, Paranoiko
Cerebro Negro was said to have a relapse in his recovery from respiratory illness. Shadow worked twice to replace him.
7) Crazy Boy & Super Crazy b Decnnis & Tony Rivera and Radge & Violento Jack and Black Fire & Chica Ye-Ye and Dinamic Black & Mike Segura
Ragde replaced Aeroboy. Team Crazy defeated Jack & Ragde, then challenged Jack & Aeroboy for a double apuesta match. Violento Jack accepted.
8) Flamita b Joe Lider, Shane Strickland, Jinzo, Pesadilla, Ángel del Misterio, Kaleth
Joe Lider replaced Ricky Marvin (worked AAA TV instead.) Flamita beat Strickland. Money thrown in.
Attendance was not strong and blamed on rain. It seems like a bigger building than usual as well. DTU’s tour wraps up in Poza Rica tonight.
CMLL (SUN) 05/25 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, LuchaWorld, Terra]
1) Akuma & Cholo b Bengala & Molotov
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Stukita b Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Universo 2000
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Arkángel de la Muerte, Sangre Azteca, Skándalo b Gallo, Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón
Skandalo’s DF return and Gallo’s first DF appearance in a couple years. Arkangel and Gallo feuded a bit. Rudos took 2/3.
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto b Blue Panther, Fuego, Sagrado
Rudos took 2/3, Mephisto defeating Panther.
5) Niebla Roja, Pierroth, Shocker b La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Titán
Rudos took 1/3, Niebla Roja beating Titan with his double chickenwing faceslam both times. Roja demanded a title match and took Titan’s mask post match. Better match than expected.
6) Rush b Volador Jr.
Rush jumped Volador with help from a Volador distraction and threatened a martinete, but Tirantes stopped it. Rush was eventually DQed for stomping Volador in the corner too long. Rush won the second fall clean with a dropkick in the corner. Rush bumped referee Tirantes out of the ring after a Volador backcracker in the third. Volador got the visual pin, then took a backcracker from La Mascara. Rush added a senton and covered as Tirantes climbed back in to count three. Volador challenged for hair match, but Rush refused.
Better than expected show with the fifth match succeeding by working the match differently. La Mascara couldn’t refuse to get along with his partners because they were too busy brawling elsewhere. Roja and Titan played off each other well. I have pretty high expectations for that match.
Main event was not the all out Volador/Rush match it could’ve been – they’re still in the process of repeating the new setup for a month in hopes everyone gets it.
Rob has highlights of 02/25/14 CMLL.
DoradaFan has highlights of 04/22/2014 CMLL.
The Gladiatores mark eight years of existence.
Super Libre talked a lot about the upcoming Arena Jalisco match.
A recap of a recent CMLL spot show in Cuernavaca notes this was Canelo Casas’s debut there as a rudo. He had been wrestling their locally prior to his CMLL debut. Canelo has not been strong as a rudo so far, and I wonder if it’s Angel de Plata situation where he’s on the wrong side.
Brief profile of Alfonso Ramos Salazar, who’s been promoting lucha and boxing in Xalapa since 1972.
AAA TV (SAT) 05/24/2014 Explanada del Parque Bicentenario, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas [AAA]
1) Ludxor, Niño Hamburguesa, Venum b Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Fresero Jr.
Hamburguesa splash on Fresero.
2) Machine Rocker, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie b El Elegido, Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata
Mamba beat Mascarita Sagrada with a powerbomb.
3) Aerostar b Ricky Marvin, Axel, Psicosis, Steve Pain, Eterno [AAA CRUISER, #1 Contenders]
Listed originally as Daga defending the title, but Daga did not appear for reasons not yet explained – he may have been stripped of the title. Psicosis replaced him, while Ricky Marvin replaced Bengala. Aerostar beat Steve Pain for the win (may have been one pin to a finish) and was said to be the first finalist in a some sort of tournament for a title match.
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr. b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Billed as a title match, but apparently was non-title after all. Fantasma beat Monster Clown won and Texano celebrated with Psycho’s mask after the match.
5) Averno, Black Warrior, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo b Bengala, Fénix, La Parka
Averno was the mystery rudo, with Bengala as the mystery tecnico. Averno beat Bengala with the Devil’s Wings for the win, but the lights went out and Mystery Man In White faced off with him to end the show. The Mystery Man appeared in a Mistico mask, then took it off to reveal an all white mask with gold eye covering.
Air Date: 05/31. If the recent pattern holds, the top 3 will air on Televisa and the first 2 will air on UTDN on 06/05.
This is a plans change edition of AAA TV! They went from two title matches to none with no particular explanation.
Tercera description is described like it’s a tournament for a vacant championship, but there’s no mention of Daga forfeiting the title – or Daga at all. Daga mentioned on Tercera Caida this past week about how he prefers wrestling on the indies than AAA because of the freedom, but it’d still be surprising for him to leave AAA, especially without losing a title. Maybe there’s an injury we haven’t been told about?
Aerostar won? Aerostar won! It just goes to prove that
harassing people on Twitter talent wins out in the end. Whatever’s going on, it was was very clear this was the first part of a tournament and so there’s got to be another part of it – likely an added match in Celaya. Pentagon Jr., Fenix, Jack Evans, Suicide, Angelico, Drago, Venum, Ludxor, and Super Fly could all figure in. Heck, Bengala missed the first part, maybe he can come back in the second part.
Trios title change is probably more just realizing they rather do the trios title match in Celaya instead and not bothering to let people know they had changed this card.
Bengala/Marvin worked twice (unless they stuck someone else in the suit, which is not impossible) because they’re holding Sin Cara out of the ring probably all the way until Verano de Escandalo. I would be surprised if he actually fights in Celaya but maybe they announce the name. AAA’s being careful to give a little bit more of the new identity each appearance – this time was his new mask – and the name is the big one left.
And it’s possible that name may end up being Mistico by the time AAA’s done. AAA actually posted that on Twitter as the name, then quickly deleted it. The assumption last night was the problem was with using that name, but it might have actually just been with using that name too soon.
This was another free show, but this was also a gigantic crowd. The arena looks like a bandshell, with plenty of ringside seating and thousand and thousands of park seating stretching back from the arena to a near by monument. I’m not sure how much the people could see the show from the way back, but it’s going to look massive on television. It appears to be the second biggest crowd of the year so far to Rey de Reyes and may end up the biggest non-major show attendance of the year.
CMLL (FRI) 05/23/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Terra, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Black Panther & Pegasso b Canelo Casas & El Rebelde
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit DQ Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 2/3, the last when Sugheit tossed her match to Blanca to draw the DQ.
3) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Valiente vs Felino, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
moved to the tercera. Tecnicos took 1/3 in a disappointing match.
4) Cachorro, Hechicero, Virus b Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Negro Casas
Final four in the En Busca de Un Idolo tournament and the trainees. Team Virus took falls 1/3, the last when Hechicero beat Dragon Lee while using the ropes. Great match.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Titán b Mr. Águila, Rey Escorpión, Ripper
Tecnicos took 2/3, Maximo defeating Escorpion in the third.
6) Atlantis, Shocker, Volador Jr. DQ La Sombra, Rush, Último Guerrero [Relevos Increíbles]
Shocker replaced Niebla on Monday. Team UG took fall one with a Pulpo Guerrero on Atlantis, Atlantis tied up with an Atlantida on Guerrero, and Rush & Sombra were DQed for excessive violence on Shocker in the third.
En Busca de un Idolo match was the best on the Terra show by far. The official name for the Rush, Sombra and La Mascara trio is being billed as Los Indeseables.
AAA finishes it’s second Chiapas show in eight days tonight in Tuxtla. There’s two title matches tonight; Daga puts up his cruierweight championship in the usual midcard mutliman title match against Bengala, Aerostar, Axel, Eterno and Steve Pain, while Psycho Circus defend the trios titles against El Consejo in their never ending feud. I think it’s likely at least one title changes hand tonight. The trios is more likely, but it wouldn’t be out of the question for both to change hands. The main event is another in the series of mystery luchador specials, with Perro Aguayo, Black Warrior and probably Averno teaming up against Fenix, La Parka and possibly Sin Cara. The show is listed as starting at 8:30.
Verano de Escandalo tickets went on sale yesterday, running from 60 up to 450 Mexican pesos ($4.66 to $35). That’s a little bit lower than usual. No VIP package this time. The on sale announcement mentions Psycho Clown versus Texano Jr. and nothing else – because nothing else is official yet, though they’ve been teasing Demon/Chessman and Sin Cara locally.
AAA announced the top 3 from last Saturday’s taping in Tapachula will air this afternoon on Televisa. The other two matches will air on the UTDN show on Thursday, and probably will be on internet sooner than that.
La Magnifica talks wanting to win the #1 contenders match in Celaya. It’s the usual one-talking-point AAA article, with the exception of something that’s either an innocent typo or an accidental tease. Magnficia (or whoever’s putting words in her mouth) twice mentions how she’s going to defeat the other seven women, but there’s only six other women listed in that match. That’s almost nothing in itself, but the 06/17 AAA spot show in Arena Aficion lists a luchadora sorpresa. Is someone new about to show up here?
Amapola and La Comandante made it to Japan. Amapola’s now scheduled to defend the CMLL-REINA International Championship twice. She’s facing Maki Narumiya on 05/25, then Shuri on 05/29 if she keeps the belt.
R de Rudo looks at images of impact.
CMLL (FRI) 05/30/2014 Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca
3) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
4) Dragon Lee vs Cachorro [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Cavernario vs Hechicero [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Atlantis, Titán, Valiente vs Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Mephisto
7) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
Main event is listed as a relevos incredible, but it’s really just the Undesirables versus the three guys who hate them the most (and aren’t under suspension.) Semimain is a bit weaker than usual; more conventional CMLL programming would have those three down in the tercera and the tercera three up in the semimain. Maybe there’s a reason for that.
Both en Busca de un Idolo matches look good, but there shouldn’t be a match match this round. First two matches should be good if toned down because of their position and lack of time.