CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-02-22

 

Mistico tope con giro

recap

taped 2014-02-11 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Camorra, Sangre Azteca: Much more a 3 versus 3 match than Stigma & Camorra feuding, though they still went with the feud in the end. Camorra was better than last week in that I didn’t notice him much at all; best for the match, probably not great for getting me to care about this match. This was a shorter match without a lot of individual highlights but Triton’s usual dive in the third floor looked great.

SUPER Polvora Driver

taped 2014-02-16 @ Arena México
Pólvora vs Mistico for the CMLL World Welterweight Championship: Fine enough match, significantly better than I thought it would be after the previous week’s disaster finish, and proof of Polvora’s magical singles matches powers, but not something particularly memorable. Crowd wasn’t as into the match as they have been for the Titan singles matches or the Volador ones. They’ve really cut down with this Místico is allowed to do – headscissors, armdrags, cradles and dives. It wears a bit thin on longer matches, which they tried to fix by editing down this match. I didn’t see the live version, but the edits seemed mostly speeding up the match by removing the rest breaks and not taking out action. Not sure why they kept going to a crowd hot of people chanting for Pólvora for that, though.

 

knockout punch

Marco Corleone, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Kráneo, Mr. Águila: Of course they didn’t edit out the finish. Of course they showed many replays. CMLL TV editing is not so great at making their luchadors look like stars. They did show Marco talking about in the post match interview, and Porky and Volador recovered for it quickly. Rest of the match was an easy half comedy match that seemed to amuse the crowd and was nothing much to write about. Marco’s punch on Aguila (and Aguila’s spin sell of it) looked great.

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IWRG defeats Skayde, WWL return date, AAA US

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (WED) 03/12/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, IWRG, The Gladiatores]
1) Matrix Jr. b Látigo
2) Hijo De La Bestia & Zurdog b Ángel Del Amor & Hip Hop Man
3) Centvrión & Chico Che b Rayan & Spartan
4) Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor, Imposible, Sky Ángel b Aztlán, Cheyene, Jorge Kebrada, Kanon, Skayde, Vortize [Copa High Power]
Gym FILL vs Gym Skayde. Rematch of a rematch. Winner faces Gym Tony Rivera. Terry submitted Skayde for the final fall when Fulgor provided a distraction, so the home team wins the feud.
5) Súper Nova, Toscano, Veneno b Danny Casas, Eterno, X-Fly
Tecnicos took 2/3.

That’s the finish I wanted for this feud. Wednesday show have yet to catch on with the fans, but it’s not like Thursday shows were doing much better.

WWL’s recap of Sunday’s show alludes to a return to Mexico in May.

Forbes Mexico has a story about the plans for merchandising AAA in the US. (They definitely should do that!) It’s like on new details outside of a hard to understand “we’ve invested 20 million dollars of contracts” mention. You know, if they’re only going to focus on a few people at first and slowly get to the whole roster, why do they have someone “redesigning and modernizing 250 characters”? Seems like a waste of time to be working on an updated Espantapájaros III. This is the kind of things I start to think about when I read the same canned blurbs for the 50th time.

Last night’s Tercera Caida had Black Warrior as in studio guest. He talked more after the cameras, including his thoughts about the new Black Panther.

ChilangaMask announced Black Terry versus Aeroboy for their April 27th show. Tercera Caida has aired promos with Silueta, Zeuxis and Estrella Explosiva (from Guadalajara) challenging for matches over the last month or so. Those promos are context-less and haven’t hinted where the matches would be happening, but it seems like the sort of thing ChilangaMask would orchestrate (but I don’t know for sure.) Maybe for that 04/27 show, with plenty of time to add luchadoras. They also announced Los Traumas and Impulso & Belial for their May western tour.

In his weekly column, Octagon says the real reason Blue Demon Jr. missed the WWL shows was AAA pulled him from the shows. Definitely possible, but Demon did seem to miss the AAA show too.

Adam Pearce says he’s not on that 03/28 Tijuana show (poster here), which means that whole weird show is a question mark.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Zorro and Sexy Star attacked La Parka at the AAA press conference and took his mask.

Nino Hamburguesa says he’s up to the challenge of Sunday’s card match.

Hijo del Pirata Morgan still wants a hair match with Ray Mendoza Jr.

Iron Love is teaching kickboxing.

Interview with new SLP trio Perros Locos.

AAA on Televisa: 2014-02-22

 

triple dive

recap

taped 2014-02-09 @ Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México
Jinzo, Ludxor, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr., Súper Fly: Typical opening match has different connotations when referring to AAA and CMLL. This was a typical AAA opening match with young guys – a billion spots, some of which got lost in the mixed but an overall entertaining package. Super Fly looked strong and got the win in the end. Jinzo looked sloppy, especially early – but if the idea was to the two AAA regulars were supposed to look like bigger stars, they did accomplish that. Probably could’ve skipped the post match beating since there’s already plenty of those on this show.

 

Venom tornillo moonsault

Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Chessman, Daga, Pentagón Jr.: EXCELLENT. There’s plenty of reason to expect a super man with this lineup, but this surpassed that. Rudos were great taking over the match for the first half, and then it was just an amazingly level of action the rest of the way. The técnicos doing the same sequence to finish of guys for a few months now has me ready for anything to happen when the rudo disrupt it. Everything after it got disrupted this time was controlled insanity, and there were a lot of convincing near falls. Pentagon was super throughout and he and Suicide worked well together in their frequent late match fights. Daga seemed invisible for the first half of the match, except helping out with moves, but then had some great moments later on like the duck under the clothesline, jumping kick, dive sequence.

 

shooting star senton

Cibernético vs El Elegido, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Electroshock in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes semifinal match: really a nothing match; an eight minute that was slow to actually start and didn’t have much to do it. It did give me Cibernético and Electroshock exchanging holds, but not nearly for enough to be real comedy. Even the Perro/Cibernetico segment at the end wasn’t much, not even a minute before the run-ins. The crowd was more into the tease of fighting then the actual fighting at points, so maybe doing little was the way to go. This finish felt more like Perro getting past Cibernético to go do something else rather than reheating their feud – I have no idea what they point was of the doing the Perro/Cibernetico teased friendship then breakup outside of filling TV time, because there doesn’t seem to be any payoff going. I don’t need to see that match again so I guess that’s fine.

chaos

(Two weeks later edit: obviously, they’re not ending this, so I don’t know why this happened. More than usual!)

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great match roundup, week of 2014-02-22

Great/Excellent Matches
AAA on Televisa: 2014-02-22
taped 2014-02-09 @ Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México
Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Chessman, Daga, Pentagón Jr.: EXCELLENT.

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-02-22
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-02-22
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-02-22

Matches To Watch Later

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-02-23
taped 2014-02-16 @ Arena Naucalpan

Hijo De Dos Caras vs Hijo del Lizmark, Trauma I, Súper Nova, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Fishman, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Fresero Jr. [La Rebelión de Los Juniors<]/a> – I doubt this is any good but I want to watch in anyway.

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Mephisto keeps title over Mascara, GDL beats Peleton, Dallys/Estrellita

CMLL (MON) 03/10/2014 Arena Puebla [Claudia Rodriguez (Facebook), Periodico Enfoque, Porra Fresa]
1) Akrón, Fuerza Chicana, Hechicero b Black Tiger, Flyer, Meyer
2) Asturiano, Milenium, Soberano Jr. b Espíritu Maligno, Espiritu Negro, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Virus b Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Sagrado
Virus beat Cometa.
4) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr.
Mascara Dorada replaced Thunder. Porra Fresa notes this made the match much better. (Yes.) In the third, Mephisto beat Mascara Dorada, Volador beat Mephisto, referee got distracted, Mephisto snuck back in and dropped Volador, and Averno took advantage for the win. Tecnicos demanded a rematch.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush DQ Euforia, Shocker, Último Guerrero
Shocker fouled Rush for the DQ.

Rush is going to take a lot of fouls until the 21st. Maybe then too.

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 03/11/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Stukita & Último Dragoncito b Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
2) Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Guerrero Negro Jr. b Dragon Lee, Metatrón, Oro Jr.
Canelo Casas pulled Dragon Lee’s mask.
3) Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. b El Rebelde, Hooligan, Sangre Azteca
4) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Diamante Azul, Máximo, Titán b Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 2/3, Maximo kissing Rey Escorpion.
6) Mephisto b La Máscara [MEX LH]
Mephisto is champion. Seconds were Brazo de Oro & Mephisto. Mephisto took the first with a half crab. Mascara won a quick send fall with a mercedora. CMLL recaps says Mascara was about to win with the mercedora, Mephisto escaped, a fan ran around the ring (!?!?) and Mephisto beat Mascara with his own hold to keep the title. Fifth defense.

There’s no photo of the fan run-in. It’s unclear in the recap if it’s was part of the match – but it’s hard to get to the ringside area as a fan and they probably wouldn’t mention if it wasn’t staged. (This would be a no doubter if there weren’t unplanned fan intrusions on AAA shows, but CMLL usually has things more locked down.)

Dragon Lee versus Canelo Casas is not quite Rush versus Negro Casas

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CMLL (TUE) 03/11/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Brillante & El Divino b Demonio Rojo & Exterminador
Exterminador replaced Sadico. Tecnicos took 1/3. Brillante was hurt and helped to the back.
2) Leo b Black Metal
Leo won with a counter dropkick.
3) Sky Kid & Smaker b Artillero & Súper Comando [OCCIDENTE TAG]
Smaker & Sky Kid are champions and took falls 1/3 to keep their titles. Second defense.
4) Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Sugheit b Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia
Rudas took 1/3, Dallys beating Estrellita.
5) Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger b Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro
Rudos took 1/3.
6) Marco Corleone & Rush b Shocker & Terrible
Terrible replaced Rey Bucanero. Rudos took 1/3, Shocker using the ropes to beat Rush again. Tecnicos demanded a rematch.

Super Comando & Artillero have been teaming since 2005, almost exclusively as a tag team, and this was their first title match in CMLL. (They held the Queretaro tag team titles for a while, some how.) Give them a couple more shots, they’ll get it.

AAA has an article explaining their ExperienciaAAA tickets (800MX tickets, 200 more than front row, $60 US) – it’s a VIP deal with early entry, autograph opportunities, and a chance to get close to the Rey de Reyes Sword going to the winner of the tournament. The article mentions AAA plans to do this for every major show.

Big Mama finished third on the Mexican version of the Biggest Loser, losing 29 kg (64 lb) in three months. That’s impressive.

Rob has highlights of 01/01/14 CMLL

Segunda Caida reviews a trios from 03/09 IWRG.

Rey Escorpion requests less tongue kissing from Maximo.

Shocker says Rush reminds him a lot of himself when he was younger, but Shocker now has the experience edge.

Zorro says he’s going to win Rey de Reyes. Zorro may be right.

Jinzo is still thrilled to win the NOAH tryout, is unsure when he’ll actually be going to NOAH, and mentions his disappearance from wrestling was just him taking a break.

A story on an 11 year old helping sell souvenirs outside Arena Coliseo Guadalajara.

A preview of Sunday’s Guerra de Leyendas show at Arena Jalisco de Guadalajara.

Lineups

CMLL SANCHEZ (SUN) 03/16/2014 Arena Neza
1) Atomic Star & Rey Neza vs Black Lancer & Motocross
2) Dragol & Seya vs Imposible & Zumbido Jr.
3) Arkángel de la Muerte & Hooligan vs Chakamol & Neza Kid
4) Coco Rojo, Coco Verde, Cocolores vs Broke the Clown, Dave The Clown, Rothen Clown
5) Mistico & Tritón vs Averno & Mephisto

This is where Averno is supposed to be on Sunday, for what it’s worth.

CMLL (TUE) 03/18/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Flyer vs Akuma & Cholo
2) Angelito, Astral, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito
3) Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Star Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Hechicero, Puma
4) Tritón vs Sangre Azteca [lightning]
5) Diamante Azul, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Pólvora
6) Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla vs Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Máscara

Mr. Niebla returns! The Canelo Casas & Dragon Lee feud is a thing, though Canelo Casas has a couple of ringers.

CMLL (TUE) 03/18/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Virgo vs Demonio Maya
2) Black Metal & Esfinge vs Cancerbero & Raziel
3) Gallo, Leo, Starman vs Camorra, Sádico, Shigeo Okumura
4) Estrellita vs Dalys [MEX WOMEN]
Estrellita is champion. Fourth defense.
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Super Porky vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
6) Marco Corleone & Rush vs Shocker & Terrible

Odd for Dalys to get a title match right before she (might) lose her hair.

indy (FRI) 03/28/2014 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
4) Bestia 666 vs Hijo De Rey Misterio, Inferno, Urzus, Dementor, Tony Casanova, Angel Garces, Animal, Venum Black Jr., Animaniac
5) Bobby Lashley & John Morrison vs Adam Pearce & Chris Masters

So that’s a weird main event. No idea which Hijo de Rey is in that multiman trophy match.

top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. Rush and Shocker will face off in a one on one hair versus hair match on 03/21 as the main event of Homenaje de Dos Leyendas. Negro Casas had been included in the feud, but had a (worked) shoulder injury the week of the contract signing and it was decided he’d just face the winner of this match somewhere down the road. In reality, Rush versus Shocker is the best drawing match they could make of all the possible combinations. CMLL also announced Dalys versus Marcela in a women’s hair match and the finals of the parajes incriedble tournament for that show, and appear to be building up a trios title match as well. It’s unclear if/when this will air; there’s a rumor Terra will broadcast the whole show but it hasn’t been officially confirmed, and the also rumored TV Azteca show has yet to appear.
  2. AAA also announced their Rey de Reyes card, which surprisingly had very little to do with the TV product they’ve run few months. Built up matches like Psycho Clown versus Texano Jr., Aerostar vs Super Fly, and Faby Apache & Drago versus Sexy Star & Pentagon Jr. (where everyone involved agreed to do the match!) aren’t happening, despite all those people being on the card. The show does have the finals of the Rey de Reyes tournament (Black Warrior vs Perro Aguayo Jr. vs Zorro vs La Parka, three aligned rudos versus one tecnico), Chessman vs Blue Demon for Demon’s title, and a domed cage with the Mexican Powers, Anarkia, and other people pulled in for no obvious reason. The rest of the card has dormant titles being defended in multiman matches with no build, AAA’s standard deal for major shows. There was talk of an iPPV, but does not seem to have come thru.
  3. Octagon, one of the original members of AAA and someone who helped put the promotion together, left the promotion on March 2nd to become an independent luchador. Octagon had written frequently on Twitter about being unhappy in AAA, wanting to be used on TV much more, but it was still a surprise he actually left given his history. Octagon announced the Roldans had given him permission to use the character as an independent and suggested he might return to AAA in time. AAA has not acknowledged the situation outside of removing Octagon’s bio from their website roster.
  4. Sin Cara was listed for many more shows, including a trios in Monterrey in May with includes AAA luchadors and Averno. Averno’s shown up in other future Sin Cara cards too. Sin Cara has said these are all false bookings he’s not agreed to, though there’s some talk they may have actually been agreed to and just weren’t supposed to be announced yet. Averno, still in CMLL, hasn’t said anything about this. AAA announced TV lineups thru mid April, and Sin Cara is not listed as wrestling on any of those shows.
  5. WWL ran a couple more shows in Mexico. It was the usual mix of big names, quiet cancellations (a show in Puebla was quietly dropped, Sabu missing from the shows wasn’t mentioned until days after them), lots of of changes to the card. Both shows drew better than their last outing Monterrey, but fans seemed disappointed with the long shows and billed matches (like Fuerza Guerrera vs Octagon) which didn’t actually happen.
  6. Hijo de Rey Misterio II is no more; the man currently using that name gave it back to Rey Misterio Sr. in a in-ring ceremony on a Tijuana show. The ex-Rey II will now be known as Rey Horuz, while Rey Misterio Sr. introduced a Hijo de Rey Misterio III (the former D’Luxe) as the new person carrying the name. This is going to be vastly confusing to everyone.
  • Sin Cara’s first paid match took place in Tijuana on 03/01. It was a singles match with Black Warrior, and both men looked bad. It didn’t draw anything special either. Both things are concerning, but Sin Cara did get a huge reaction in DF. (Black Warrior also did not impress in his AAA return.)
  • CMLL announcements included a third season of En Busca de un Idolo, where the participants will be determined from a cibernetico on 03/25.
  • A yearly fan interest poll listed Lucha Libre as the fifth most popular spot in Mexico, the same ranking as last year (thought the percentages ticked up a little bit.)
  • Maximo & Rey Escorpion, who’ve been teasing a hair match since Escorpion beat Maximo’s father in their own hair match, reached the finals of the Torneo Increible de Parejas.
  • La Sombra defeated Dragon Rojo to keep the NWA Middleweight Championship in a very good match.
  • Jinzo won a Super Crazy run NOAH tryout and will be headed to Japan, at some point.
  • Mr. Niebla missed a bunch of shows with what was said to be digestive issues, but is apparently returning next week.
  • Friend of CMLL opening match luchador Camaleon posted on Facebook that the tecnico was hit by a truck and hospitalized for a few days, though he’s since returned home.
  • IWRG announced a cage match where Skayde, who’s lost his mask, will be risking the same mask. Others who’ve recently lost their hair get a chance for another hair cut.
  • Gronda II returned to AAA TV, for some reason.

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CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-02-15

 

Herodes is great!

recap

Gran Alternativa, Block B!

Espiritu Negro: Espiritu Negro’s Shocker imitations trust was even more random than what Herodes did earlier. Espiritu didn’t really get to do much else, but he took a couple good bumps and seemed to go up easy for Sh–ocker’s finish. You can’t get much out of this.

Canelo Casas: stood on the apron for a very long time. Never seemed in danger of falling off the apron. Didn’t sell enough for Rush’s shots at first, eventually was hit harder by Rush. Some guys really got the short end of the stick.

topes everywhere

Black Panther: Black Panther also didn’t get to do a lot to do, but worked well with Azul in the little they got to do together. Black looks like a smaller size Azul.

Star Jr.: Star Boy’s whole match here was leading up to one big dive, and he had every single problem on that. That was too. Bad. Another day.

Dragon Lee: Everyone who doesn’t follow CMLL closely must be so confused about there being a Dragon Lee and Místico at the same time. (Was the IP so valuable they had to reuse the name?) Dragon Lee’s dive looks good, the hanging German suplex is going to end badly at some point. I didn’t feel like the original Dragon Lee had a lot of charisma, but this one just seem more like a random guy in a mask.

teamwork!

Hechicero: Hechicero was limited from doing too many crazy moves on the open and Barbaro seemed to screw up a move he was trying in the second, but he still generally set up UG well and bumped for the técnicos. Short tournament matches aren’t really the best use of him right now, and every match was a short tournament match.

Nieblasault!

Barbaro Caveranario: Barbaro and Azul trying to do spots was not the greatest idea; they struggled at the beginning and I don’t think the finish went quite right. There was a messed up spot with Hechicero in the second match, where UG seemed to take Barbaro around and talk to him after it. Barbaro did go impressively out of the ring soon after. Mr. Niebla seemed super motivated to work with him; he barely does the moonsault, but pulled out one to the floor here. Barbaro’s willingness to do the splash to the floor is impressive, but Herodes being eliminated by it was never explained. Barbaro’s win would’ve felt bigger if he actually got it by a countout at the end, but again the rookies played second fiddle to the existing stars.

caverman splash

Herodes: Herodes doing Shocker’s entrance behind him was the greatest thing. Herodes doing a snake dance upon facing Reaper was not bad either. He’s still got to improve on the wrestling part – he almost elbow dropped Reaper in the face to end the first match and his timing with Rush wasn’t great – but he’s good enough on the rest that other people should be able to help. He’s willing to get beat up pretty bad. I don’t know if I really trust the CMLL doctors if they let Herodes, who was in spasms selling the Rush Driver, to wrestle another match on the same show. He didn’t sell it at all in the second match, and they didn’t really play off the two partners being against each other. (Two guys being put on the same team one week and facing each other for the first time the next week is annoyingly familiar.)
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CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-02-15

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Mascara vs Mephisto, lucha libre fifth most popular sport in Mexico

Today’s CMLL show is headlined by a La Mascara vs Mephisto light heavyweight title match. Mascara notes this is his third chance at this title: he lost the title to Mephisto on August 13, 2013 in Guadalajara, then lost a rematch on October 7 in Puebla. Mascara doesn’t vary his matches much, so maybe you don’t want to watch that match unless you want to see all the repeats. Mascara already has a title he doesn’t do much with, he probably doesn’t need two, but it doesn’t really matter either way.

An annual survey of Mexican sports interests says lucha libre is the fifth most popular sport in Mexico. 35.5% of Mexicans consider themselves a fan of the spot. It’s not the second most popular sport in Mexico as it’s usually billed – though I wonder if it would’ve been if they were including lucha libre in this poll around Mistico’s peak. This year’s list goes Futbol, Boxing, Basketball, Beisbol, Lucha Libre, American Football, Race Cars, Bull Fighting. Futbol has a huge number (70%) and boxing is about half now, but both it, baseball, and basketball were all at much lower numbers for portions of last decade.

Daga explains he hasn’t defended his title because there’s been no one in AAA worthy of getting a title shot. This story would work better if he was now defending it against someone outside of AAA; he’s instead facing three guys who’ve been in AAA for the last six months. I’m not quite sure what Argenis did to become more worthy except have a temporally less employed brother.

Euforico, Sioux and Drako won the Morelos state trios championship.

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

Rob has video of Mistico’s painful day on this week’s Fox main event.

Two new CMLL videos: preview for Friday, another Cien Caras history piece.

The newly renamed Rey Horus debuted under that name with a win at the Evolucion Lucha Libre show.

Eric R reviews 03/01 Lucha Azteca.

DJ Spectro looks back at Gran Hamada vs La Fiera as MOTY of 1985 and Black Shadow vs (Hijo del Black Shadow. That one was about the original Black Shadow renting out his name and then the deal ending, as it did with Rey Misterio/Rey Horus over the weekend, and appears to have happened with Lizmark and “Lizmark Jr.” as well (not the well known Hijo del Lizmark, but a sporadically seen luchador, mostly in Tijuana.)

An article about retired luchador/action figure creator Demonio Cibernetico.

Cronicas y Leyendas writes about the events of early 1989.

Ojo Diabolico Jr. is taking an extended break from lucha libre soon.

Chucho el Roto & Yakuza are headed to Costa Rica.

The AULL team of Pegazus, Shibata and Spider Boy are teaming up as Los Super Dinamicos.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 03/16/2014 Arena Naucalpan
***Guerra de Golfo, 2014***
1) Hip Hop Man & Látigo vs Hanaoka & Ms1 Jr.
2) Chico Che, Emperador Azteca, La Magnifica vs Dowki, Imposible, La Sádica
3) Trauma II vs Súper Nova [IWRG JUNIORS]
Trauma II is champion. Third defense, second versus Nova (though they’ve switched sides since that one.)
4) Tony Rivera vs Veneno, El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma I, Toscano, Golden Magic [cage, loser advances]
5) Black Terry vs Oficial AK47, Apolo Estrada Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Relámpago, Skayde [cage, loser advances]
6) ? vs ?? [cage, mask, hair]

Skayde lost his mask in 2007 (to Mistico, in something that came out of nowhere.) He has somehow been allowed to just put it back on in recent years and it’s absurd to see him apparently risking it again in a cage match. Apolo Estrada, who beat Chico Che in this match last year, lost his hair nearly 3 months to do the day of this show and is still in the process of growing it back. This is super sketchy.

I think it’s safe to rule out the other masked people (Trauma, Golden Magic, Hijo de Mascara and Relampago) and probably Toscano, but the other 7 are fair suspects. Plus others (X-Fly!), as IWRG’s had people not booked for cage matches lose cage matches. Tony Rivera vs Black Terry is the big feud they could finish off here, which often happens.

CMLL (SUN) 03/16/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Explosivo vs El Yaqui
2) El Brillante vs Demonio Rojo
3) Idolo & Javier Cruz vs Espectrum & Infierno
4) Metatrón, Sky Kid, Smaker vs Magnum, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
5) Ráfaga vs Stuka Jr. [OCCIDENTE LH]
Rafaga is champion. First defense
6) La Sombra, Rey Cometa, Soberano Jr. vs Cavernario, Felino, Herodes Jr.

This could be a pretty good – main event should be good and so should be the title match. That one could go either way.

03/07-10 lucha videos

Again, AAA and CMLL on Fox overlapped and we got the Fox show and what we could of AAA. AAA’s already posted the complete episode and I’ve have the missing matches next week.

I’ve got a different setup for handling video starting this week and am still working out the kinks. There might have been something wrong with the Puebla feed too; it took me five edits to get it decent, and the sound still is off a second or two. I caught a couple of other weird video things before they went up, but let me know if you spot something I missed.

LAS never aired the IWRG episode with Skayde vs Black Terry. I’m working on a Plan B.

I don’t know if it’s on purpose that TVCD is repeating all the matches from the show I missed, but I appreciate it all the same. TVC Deportes has been running hour long “Tercera Caida Specials” with luchadors on Thursday nights without DTU, but they haven’t been going on the normal Tercera Caida channel (and don’t seem to have as much Bernado and Jose Manuel). They have been put up on the big TVC Deportes channel; here’s the ones with/about Aguila Solitaria and Tinieblas. I believe they may have done a third.

Somehow, I’ve watched all the usual stuff already this week – I liked the AAA opener and the Hechicero match on Sunday.

YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7TQpS0OeJqCb1x89TdYrNno

03/08 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vdeedx
03/09 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/1wgvdn
03/08 Sobre el Ring: http://www.sendspace.com/file/aobwhv
03/09 La Lucha se le Hace: http://www.sendspace.com/file/poehch

CMLL on Terra: 2014-03-07
Daily Motion: http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x33bid_thecubsfan_2014-03-07-cmll-terra/1
Full Show:
http://t.co/lYB76IKUT4
taped 2014-03-07 @ Arena México
1)Fuego, Oro Jr., Tritón vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Guerrero Negro Jr.
http://ul.to/9qsk5rlv
2) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Super Porky vs Comandante Pierroth, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja
http://ul.to/iqm92dlt

AAA on Televisa: 2014-03-08
taped 2014-02-21 @ Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/2nwlq8
1)Drago, Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake vs Pentagón Jr., Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rf0nwt

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-03-08
taped 2014-02-25 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show:
http://ul.to/obuh78kh
1)Cachorro, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Cancerbero, Maléfico, Raziel
http://www.sendspace.com/file/e83268
taped 2014-03-02 @ Arena Coliseo
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Sugheit
http://www.sendspace.com/file/azvsii
3) La Sombra vs Dragón Rojo Jr. for the NWA World Middleweight Championship
http://www.sendspace.com/file/lerupy

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-03-08
taped 2014-03-04 @ Arena México
Intro:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/072ysq
1)Black Panther & Flyer vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
http://www.sendspace.com/file/qki3du
2) Lady Afrodita, Marcela, Silueta vs Princesa Blanca, Tiffany, Zeuxis
http://www.sendspace.com/file/zpua9o
3) Pegasso, Soberano Jr., Valiente vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
http://www.sendspace.com/file/kyvp40
Stellar Moments
http://www.sendspace.com/file/qjr0xw
4) Cachorro, Sagrado, Super Porky vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
http://www.sendspace.com/file/933eb0
5) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero
http://www.sendspace.com/file/qag7lx
Ending
http://www.sendspace.com/file/wlhqmp

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-03-08
taped 2014-02-28 @ Arena México
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/nv3r2u
1)Stuka Jr. vs Vangellys in a lightning match
http://www.sendspace.com/file/uboxow
2) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fo77z5
3) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
http://www.sendspace.com/file/t01lbs

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-03-08
taped 2014-02-21 @ Arena México
Full Show:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/57wsv2
1) Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero vs Soberano Jr., Valiente, Volador Jr.
2) Diamante Azul vs Terrible in a lightning match
http://www.sendspace.com/file/mm369q
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker

CMLL on Terra: 2014-03-09
DailyMotion:
http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x33dri_thecubsfan_2013-03-09-cmll-on-terra/1
taped 2014-03-09 @ Arena Coliseo
1)Magnus & Metatrón vs Akuma & Cholo
http://www.sendspace.com/file/20fip2
2) Leono, Metálico, Sensei vs Hechicero, Hooligan, Nitro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/neo2u2
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Molotov, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Kamaitachi, Shigeo Okumura
http://www.sendspace.com/file/1wz4pn
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Sangre Azteca in a lightning match
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rlq9cz
5) Delta, Rey Cometa, Super Porky vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
http://www.sendspace.com/file/s4hq4c
6) Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Reaper, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
http://www.sendspace.com/file/727rz7

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-03-09
taped 2014-03-09 @ Arena Naucalpan
1)Emperador Azteca, La Magnifica, Mini Multifacetico vs Espectrito (IWRG), La Sádica, Tupac Amaru Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/49zbsq
2) Chico Che, Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota vs Rayan, Spartaco, Spartan
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cx09ky
3) Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Tony Rivera
http://www.sendspace.com/file/12c8ba
4) Golden Magic, Relámpago, Súper Nova vs Apolo Estrada Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ha31az

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-03-09
taped 2014-02-23 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1)La Parka, Ludxor, Venum vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Ozz, Silver King – full this week!
http://www.sendspace.com/file/3fvru0
taped 2014-03-02 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
2) Corazón de Barrio & Hator vs Panthro & Tigre Universitario [CMLI TAG and 8f ]
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rgu8pg
3) Angel Justiciero & Pancho Tequila vs Hijo de Espanto II & Potro Jr. [CMLI TAG and 8f ]
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ofrfxd
4) Silver Star vs Charles Lucero for the WWA World Middleweight Championship
http://www.sendspace.com/file/65s9gx

CMLL Puebla: 2014-03-10
taped 2014-02-24 @ Arena Puebla
1)Águila Egipcia & Black Tiger vs Ares & King Jaguar
http://www.sendspace.com/file/x9hk77
2) Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico vs Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito, Saurón
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cd7x5x
taped 2014-02-10 @ Arena Puebla
3) Metálico, Robin, Sensei vs Espíritu Maligno, Siki Ozama Jr., Toro Bill Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/quu5gt
taped 2014-02-24 @ Arena Puebla
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Shigeo Okumura
http://www.sendspace.com/file/351tea
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Shocker vs Blue Panther, Máximo, Rush
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fiu1ii
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla
http://www.sendspace.com/file/0x73lr

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