CMLL Arena México: 2016-04-05 

that's not a safety barricade
that’s not a safety barricade

Recapped: 04/05/2016

What happened: Esfinge & Volador Jr. won the Gran Alternativa. And that was it.

What was good: The matches on the second half were generally good, but nothing exceptional. (The tournament block shows were better.)

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel.
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Lucha Memes (Chairo 2): 2015-12-25 

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Dives everywhere

Recapped: 03/10/2016

This was Lucha Memes second Chairo show, held last Christmas. There’s not many stories you need to know to watch these shows, they’re all intended to be indie dream matches. The main event lived up that ideal the most. The opener didn’t seem like as big names on paper but delivered big. There was some good stuff on the rest of the show, and some matches that – often thru outside circumstances – were a lot like you might see on an ordinary show. This card didn’t work out like it could’ve, but there were still worthwhile matches. (more…)

Gran Alternativa final tonight, Sky Team versus Revolucionarios next week, Park/AAA

tonight

CMLL (SUN) 04/03/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Black Sugar & Johnny Dinamo b Guerrero de la Muerte & Mr. Brisa
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) El Alteño & Star Black b Carlo Roggi & Thunder Boy
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Sádico b Mágico [lightning]
Sadico removed Magico’s mask and cradled him for the win.
4) Frezzer, Nautilius, Reyko b Demonio Rojo, El Chakal, Gran Kenut
tecnicos took 1/3
5) Furia Roja, Maléfico, Vaquero Jr. DQ Espectrúm, Gallo, Magnum [Relevos Increíbles]
Vaquero’s team took 2/3, the last when he partners attacked him for the DQ. Espectrum said he’d win on Tuesday.

That hair match is finally tonight. Espectrum has a head full of orange looking hair right now, Vaquero might be doing him a favor.

CMLL (MON) 04/04/2016 Arena Puebla [CMLL]
1) Ares & Guerrero Espacial b Meyer & Zaeta Roja LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 4 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
2) Espíritu Maligno, Metálico, Policeman b Asturiano, Pegasso, Starman LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 4 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
3) Fuego, Stuka Jr., The Panther b Bobby Z, Okumura, Skándalo LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 4 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
The Panther replaced Delta (MIA)
4) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Valiente b Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 4 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
5) Dragón Lee, Mistico, Rush DQ Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 4 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rey Escorpion fouled Mistico again, and the rudos took Mistico & Dragon Lee’s masks.

I have not watched this show, but it sounded liked the main event was fun.

Tonight is the final of CMLL’s Gran Alternativa tournament. Fujin & Rey Escorpion take on Esfinge & Volador Junior after each team won a block in previous weeks. The winner gets the honor of winning the tournament, and is usually given a main event spot the next couple of weeks (and the runner up is usually elevated a bit as well.) Esfinge, as the home promotion guy who CMLL is clearly high on, is the slight favorite. Esfinge already won one of these tournaments, CMLL likes to balance out the wins, and CMLL seems to have a lot of faith in Fujin and Raijin already, so the NJPW exchange student definitely has a chance of winning. Volador and Rey Escorpion have had great matches before, will be having another big match in six days, and should help make this a memorable match.

The full preview is here. That tournament final is actually the main event of the show, something they haven’t often done for the Gran Alternativa. (It’s also on a Tuesday, which doesn’t usually happen and one may be related to the other.) Maximo, Mascara Dorada, and Guerrero Maya take on the Hijos del Infierno in the final trios match of the night. The Panther Family take on Tiger, Puma and Disturbio in the fourth match. You may be OK skipping the first half of this card.

The show is back at the normal 7:30pm CDT, no matter if you’re in Mexico or in the US. It’ll be up on YouTube as usual.

+LuchaTV visited the opening of the new CMLL photo exhibit, and actually got an interview with the rarely seen owner of CMLL, Francisco (Paco) Alonso Lutteroth. He clearly knows what’s going on with his company – he pushes the idea that all the DF shows are different (which is the concept if not the execution) – he’s just got better things to do than to talk about it. He’s happy with all the different places CMLL is on – Azteca, YouTube, iPPV, five different channels. He says there are “66” different groups of luchadors training. That seems high, so maybe I’m misunderstanding but it’s CMLL so I don’t doubt it. He says there are 6 trainers (5 in Mexico City, 1 in Guadalajara) training luchadors right now. Paco ends by saying we have a better chance of hitting the lottery than guessing the Anniversary main event, which suggests they actually have one right now.

Time Warner Cable is giving away a trip to the Lucha Underground Season 3 tapings; the rules state they’re May 14th and May 15th. You must be a Time Warner Cable subscriber to win.

Toro Bill Jr. beat Arkalis in a bloody chain match in Arena La Loma, at all unlike what they’ve done in Arena Puebla

CHIKARA shared the Team AAA (Fenix, Aerostar and Drago) versus Gentleman’s Club (Chuck Taylor, Drew Gulak, Swamp Monster) match from last year’s King of Trios.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, this week’s Poster-Mania and a recap of CMLL Informa. Rocky Casas is much older than you’d think. Golden Magic was referred to as being in CMLL, so I guess he is. Yago being named after Iago is deep.

Box Y Lucha 3227 is up for subscribers. The IWRG column mentions Guerra del Golfo – the show where the losers of two cage matches face off in an apuesta match – will either be this Sunday or next Sunday. IWRG seems to be setting up feuds to tease for that show.

Recently deceased Bestia Magnifica I was honored on the Toryumon show on Sunday. El Patan, who only seems to wrestle on these shows, was mentioned to be his brother (so he’s probably either Johnny or Bobby Villalobos.)

Funcion Estelar explains the situation about lucha libre in Pachuca: the guy who programs the Arena 11 de Julio building (Jose Hernandez Carrilo) also is president of the local lucha libre commission and also is the secretary general of the local referee’s union and a lot of luchadors (70) are not happy with him, so they’re not working his shows and running free shows right outside the building as a protest. Jose Marquez Valle, who also happens to run an arena in town, says he’s forming a new union with everyone as part of way of pushing Jose Hernandez Carrilo out.

Drago hypes his match for Friday.

Adictos al Deportes says Caifan vs LA Park is scheduled of 05/01 in Arena Coliseo Monterrey.

X-Fly’s mom/Arana Atomica’s wife passed away.

Lineup

CMLL (MON) 04/11/2016 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Zaeta Roja vs El Malayo & Policeman
2) Asturiano, Shockercito, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Espíritu Maligno, Mini Joker
3) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Súper Porky vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
4) La Máscara, Rush, Terrible vs Atlantis, Máximo Sexy, Último Guerrero [Relevos Increíbles]
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. © vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión [CMLL TRIOS]

This would be the seventh defense, fourth in this building. The Sky Team beat these same rudos last May and probably will win again. Eight defenses, as best as anyone can figure out, is the record.

Not sure who’s going to actually have a match first, Super Porky or Delta.

AAA (MON) 04/11/2016 Estadio de Fut Rap, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
1) ? vs ??
2) Faby Apache & Mary Apache vs La Hiedra & Lady Shani
3) Aerostar, Estrella Divina, The Tiger vs Mamba, Rió Bravo, Snipper
4) Drago, Hijo de LA Park, Laredo Kid vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Mocho Cota Jr., Taurus
5) LA Park vs Pentagón Jr., El Mesías, Texano Jr.

LA Park on an AAA show alert. Pagano & Dr. Wagner showed up working the AAA shows in this building before they were announced for the AAA TV roster, and it could very well be the same thing here – especially since Friday’s main event is Psycho Clown vs Wagner.

04/18 AAA TV Lineup (Leon)

04/18 AAA

AAA TV (SAT) 04/16/2016 Domo de la Feria, León, Guanajuato
1) Dinastía, Lanzeloth, Ludxor, Venum vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Soul Rocker, Súper Fly
2) Faby Apache & Mary Apache vs La Hiedra & Lady Shani
3) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Daga & Joe Lider and Argenis & Australian Suicide and Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Taurus [AAA TAG, #1 Contenders]
4) Aerostar, Drago, Octagón Jr. vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Zorro
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Damián 666, Nicho el Millionario, Pagano
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka vs Brian Cage & Texano Jr.

Air Date: 04/30 & 05/07 – they’re building up a bit of some space between taping and airing for the first time in quite a while.

The big news is in that main event: Brian Cage is back. AAA announced he’ll return on the 04/08 card. They didn’t say what he’d be doing, but there’s a mystery spot in the semimain he’d fit in. Cage had been announced as part of the Liga Elite tournament, then was pulled for the show for unclear reasons (but appeared to be LU/AAA pressure.) It’s great to see he’s still getting work in Mexico. Cage spent his last run feuding with Alberto and wrestling a lot with other people who aren’t here now. He didn’t come out of that feud well but maybe being on that level will keep perception of him high now that Alberto isn’t around.

Cage also could be the next Mega challenger. Texano was a patriotic slight tecnico in the main event of Rey de Reyes, and Cage is pretty foreign on the evil foreigner scale. AAA seems to be starting towards Verano de Escandalo on this card, La Parka doesn’t make sense as a title match challenger, and Wagner would possibly still be busy with Psycho Clown. I’m generally confused about Wagner on the tecnico side; he’s been booked as a rudo, but he does act tecnico during his matches. No idea.

I’m all for seeing new names in the semimain. Not quite as thrilled when it’s Pagano and Familia de Tijuana taking on the Psycho Circus. The Psycho Circus and the then Perros del Mal feuded back in 2011, with Halloween, Damian and Nicho losing their hair. I’d guess this might be a win back in the other direction, since the new group is just getting started here. They’re likely to show up in Mexico City on Friday first.

No Pentagon or Fenix on this card, with Octagon Jr. stepping in the latter’s place to team with Aerostar & Drago against the Xinetez. Octagon should be challenging for the Cruiserweight championship, but with Hijo del Fantasma currently MIA (four tapings in a row missed), maybe he gets into the trios title picture.

Four way tag team match means a) Jack doesn’t have to be in a three way tag match! b) I can keep beating that joke into the ground c) Angelico & Jack should probably win anyway. Lider & Daga are going to be busy with the old hardcore guys, and the other teams aren’t likely to be winning a shot on their own. This suggests the Chessman & Averno vs Angelico & Jack match will actually be a one team versus one team match.

First two matches don’t seem to have much significance but could both be pretty good.

Next taping is 04/29 in Xalapa.

new video releases for weekend of April 2nd-3rd

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7RKT9IJep9YTxOyEsWc4ayc

The Azteca7 videos aren’t on the normal channel, but they’re in the playlist. It’s going to be this way until I feel safe Azteca7 isn’t going to do takedown notices and torpedo the whole channel in the process.

I had a problem recording AAA and you should be watching it on the AAA official channel anyway.

This has little directly to do with anything, but I figured out the deal with the Televisa live YouTube channels: they launched the channels without getting rights to anything, and so can only air the shows the individual stations produce locally. Anything else gets replaced by channel commercials so they don’t get in trouble, which means these feeds won’t be useful for recording Guadalajara lucha (or AAA) unless this changes.

You should also know that my MediaFire account is just about full. I’m going to take down the files from the first three months of 2015 soon. Those links will still be available on YouTube.

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great match roundup, week of 2016-03-19

LU

This was not a good week for the main lucha shows. It was really good for the others. I don’t know how to reate tournament matches, especially when they’re kind of good.

rating matches TV Show taped
great Carístico vs Último Guerrero CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-21 2016-03-21
great Matanza vs Fénix ©, Rey Mysterio, King Cuerno, Argenis,Johnny Mundo, Joey Ryan, Prince Puma, Jack Evans, Taya,Cage, Máscarita Sagrada, Marty Martinez, Drago, the Mack,Chavo Guerrero, PJ Black, Aerostar, Dragón Azteca Jr.,Texano, Mil Muertes [Aztec Warfare] and [LU Champ] Lucha Underground: 2016-03-23 2015-12-12
good Astro & Asturiano vs Espanto Jr. & Fuerza Chicana CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-21 2016-03-21
good Astral & Eléctrico vs Mini Joker & Saurón CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-21 2016-03-21
good Blue Panther Jr., Stigma, The Panther vs Fujin, Okumura, Raijin CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-21 2016-03-21
good Dragón Lee, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-21 2016-03-21
good Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Bobby Z, Euforia, Gran Guerrero CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-22 2016-03-22
good Atlantis & Flyer vs Fujin & Rey Escorpión in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and in a tournament semifinal match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-22 2016-03-22
good Mistico & Tritón vs Magia Blanca & Último Guerrero in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and in a tournament semifinal match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-22 2016-03-22
good Fujin & Rey Escorpión vs Mistico & Tritón in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and in a tournament final match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-22 2016-03-22
good Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Hechicero, Luciferno, Pólvora CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-03-25 2016-03-25
ok Aerostar & Drago vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Taurus AAA on Televisa: 2016-03-19 2016-03-04
ok Black Tiger, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Espíritu Maligno, King Jaguar, Metálico CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-21 2016-03-21
ok Magnus & Robin vs Camorra & Inquisidor CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-22 2016-03-22
ok Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Star Jr. vs Disturbio, Sangre Azteca, Skándalo CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-22 2016-03-22
ok Atlantis & Flyer vs Negro Casas & Rocky Casas in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and in a tournament quarterfinal match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-22 2016-03-22
ok Máximo Sexy & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Fujin & Rey Escorpiónin a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and in a tournament quarterfinal match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-22 2016-03-22
ok El Cuatrero & Rey Bucanero vs Mistico & Tritón in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and in a tournament quarterfinal match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-22 2016-03-22
ok Magia Blanca & Último Guerrero vs Oro Jr. & Valiente in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and in a tournament quarterfinal match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-22 2016-03-22
ok Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-03-25 2016-03-25
below average Goya Kong, Máscarita Sagrada, Niño Hamburguesa vs El Apache, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya AAA on Televisa: 2016-03-19 2016-03-04
below average Magia Blanca & Oro Jr. vs Tritón, Flyer, Rocky Casas, Súper Halcón Jr., El Cuatrero, Fujin in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament match and in a seeding battle royal match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-22 2016-03-22
below average Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-03-25 2016-03-25
below average Carístico, Marco Corleone, Súper Porky vs La Máscara,Pierroth, Rush in a relevos increíbles match CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-03-25 2016-03-25
below average Cibernético vs Último Guerrero CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-03-25 2016-03-25
bad El Mesías vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Texano Jr. in a bull terrier match AAA on Televisa: 2016-03-19 2016-03-04
not rated Aéreo & Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-03-25 2016-03-25

Hijo del Diablo shaves Cerebro Negro, Puebla tonight (at normal time)

photo by Black Terry Jr.
photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 04/03/2016 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)]
1) Black Dragón & Dragón Fly b Matrix Jr. & Ram El Carnero
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy b Factor, Rayan, Spector
straight falls. mask challenged followed.
3) Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Picudo Jr. b Canis Lupus, Eterno, Golpeador
Golepador replaced Apolo Estrada
4) Golden Magic, Negro Navarro, Trauma II b Danny Casas, Diablo Jr., Veneno
straight falls. Danny was DQed in the first via foul, Golden Magic used his feet on the ropes in the second. Danny challenged to a hair vs mask match.
5) Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Trauma I
6) El Hijo del Diablo DQ Cerebro Negro [hair] Facebook video (posted by )

No official recap yet so we’re missing details. Dr. Cerbero, Cerbero Negro’s second, fouled Diablo before the finish but the referee was down. A second referee came in late, and Diablo kicked out. The match continued with Cerbero Negro winning, but Maya recovered to call a DQ. Black Terry and others pleaded for a fourth fall, but the result stands.

The semimain probably sets up a heavyweight title match.

Tonight’s Puebla main event has a very rare team up of the Munoz boys: Rush, Dragon Lee, and Mistico take on the Revolucionarios, following up on Rey Escorpion fouling Mistico to end last week’s show. The only time the three brothers have teamed up before, as best I can tell, was an indy show in Guadalajara two years ago. They’ve never done on an official CMLL show before. Rush’s usual partner La Mascara is in the semimain, with Mascara Dorada & Valiente versus Cavernario, Mr. Niebla and Negro Casas. The locals on the card are Meyer, Zaeta Roja, Ares, Guerrero Espacial, Astruaiano, Espiritu Maligno and Policeman. The full card is here.

Tonight’s Puebla show returns to it’s normal 10pm ET/9pm CT time. Mexico had daylight savings time this weekend. I’m not sure I’m going to be around for this but will post a recap eventually.

Black Terry Jr. also has photos from Tepotzotlan, where Negro Navarro vs Black Terry headlined.

El Fantasma says Cepillin isn’t licensed to wrestle in Mexico City. Fatnasma says he is licensed in Monterrey, and licenses from one place are usually upheld everywhere, so that’s one weird thing. The other weird thing is Cepilin isn’t listed as wrestling; the article has clown Cepillin wrestling in the main event of the FULL shows, but the posters have him appearing on the shows and not wrestling. I thought he said as much as the press conference to announce these shows, which Fantasma was at (though they also set up him interfering in a match some way.)

Segunda Caida reviews Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Shinsuke Nakamura, Volador Jr.

There’s some drama going on between the people who own/run Arena 11 de Julio in Pachuca and everyone who works there. The scheduled show was canceled (maybe for the second weekend in a row), but there was a free show right outside the building.

Lineups

CMLL (SAT) 04/09/2016 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala vs Camorra
2) Flyer vs Inquisidor
3) Star Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte
4) Starman vs Nitro
5) Hombre Bala Jr. vs Puma
6) Guerrero Maya Jr. & The Panther vs Bobby Z & Vangellys
7) Atlantis, Máximo Sexy, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja

Bala/Puma is a rematch. Semimain has the Coliseo tag champs. Main event follows up on Gran Guerrero fouling Atlantis last week.

CMLL (SUN) 04/10/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Capitán Cobra & Rey Halcón vs Diplomático & Mr. Brisa
2) Fugaz & Randy vs Carlo Roggi & Mr. Apolo
3) Mágico vs Sádico [super libre]
4) El Divino, Magnum, Vaquero Jr. vs Espectrúm, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
5) Esfinge, Gallo, Tritón vs El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón

DF luchadors are back here after all, though it might be due to the Kid Dinamitas being local trios champions. Fugaz and Randy are probably new wrestlers but not new names: Randy was Intocable’s original name, while CMLL’s Fugaz became Nitro. This is the second show in the building on this day; there’s a noon show as a benefit show for a local hospital.

CMLL (SUN) 04/10/2016 Arena México
1) Shockercito & Stukita vs Mercurio & Pierrothito
2) Oro Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Bugambilia, Cancerbero, Raziel
3) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Dragón Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Cavernario, Ephesto, Luciferno
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Rey Bucanero, Terrible

Dragon Lee, Guerrero Maya nd Rey Cometa is a fun tecnico side. Bugambilia is primarily Mexico State exotico who just lost his hair in Arena Neza last weekend. Strange you’d lose your hair before starting with CMLL. CMLL’s been careful not to have any other exoticos to not take away from Maximo, so maybe some changes are coming.

AAA on Televisa: 2016-03-19 

these guys are made for each other
these guys are made for each other

Recapped: 03/19/2016

What happened: Nothing really. Mesias won a pointless bull terrier match. The people in the top two matches on Rey de Reyes brawled with each other.

What was good: Nothing. The 2v2 tag match is the best on the show, but nothing as much as you’d expect from those guys. I hated the main event – the wrestling wasn’t much, but the storyline aggravated even more.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s YouTube channel. I’ve got the direct links i the recap.

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Volador and Bucanero keep the championships, FILL apuesta match

Volador Jr./photo by CMLL
Volador Jr./photo by CMLL

CMLL (SAT) 04/02/2016 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
Arena Coliseo 73rd Anniversary
1) Robin b Artillero
2) Magnus b Hijo del Signo
3) Nitro b Súper Halcón Jr.
Nitro won with a piledriver
4) Hombre Bala Jr. DQ Puma
Puma fouled Bala
5) Ángel de Oro & Blue Panther b Bobby Z & Vangellys
6) Atlantis, Máximo Sexy, Mistico DQ Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Gran Guerrero fouled Atlantis
7) Rey Bucanero © b Valiente [NWA LH]
Seconds were Magnus & Ultimo Guerrero. Bucanero took 2/3, the last by sneaking in a foul, to keep the title. Third defense. First time this title has been defended in this building since 2008.

Actor Nash Edgerton was in attendance.

CMLL (SUN) 04/03/2016 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Star Jr. b Espanto Jr. & Rocky Casas
2) Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis b La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit
3) Stigma, Titán, Tritón b Disturbio, Skándalo, Virus
Stigma replaced Pegasso. Tencicos took 2/3.
4) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Valiente b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Volador Jr. © b Mephisto [NWA WELTER]
Seconds were Valiente & Kahoz. Volador took 2/3, the last with a super frankensteiner, to keep the title. Ninth defense.

Match looks like the Volador match in highlights.

Azteca7 actually posted this week’s Lucha Azteca 7 episode on their website, but it won’t play for me. Region blocked, maybe?

Octagon Jr. says any problems are between Octagon and AAA, and not him.

Marco wants Rush’s hair.

Super Astro restaurant has moved.

LuchaWorld has the news update.

Super Libre talked what it means to be a legend.

A show at the end of April has Super Porky, Rocky Casas, ex-AAA Carta Brava Jr and Goya Kong and current AAA Nino Hamburguesa. I can’t see that happening unless Hamburguesa is quitting AAA, and there’s been no mention of that. Also odd that the pregnant Goya Kong is listed as wrestling.

Rayo Star won the Mucha Lucha championship on the CaraLucha comes to Guadalajara show

Skalibur took Ryan Kidd’s hair.

El Desperado, who’s our old friend Namajague, posted a photo of his mask in Arena Mexico with no explanation.

A Mexico City Twitter account said CMLL shows would be coming to malls soon. Also, no explanation.

Now that Joker is an Occidente champion, his Mexico City counterpart Wasson wants a rematch.

Lineups

IWRG (WED) 04/06/2016 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Dragón & Kanon vs Galaxy & Magnum 44
2) Fireman, Hijo del Alebrije, Zatura vs Bombero Infernal, Demonio Infernal, Muerte Infernal
3) Dragón Fly vs Rower Boy, Aramis, Adrenalina, Shadow Boy, Freyser, Atomic Star, Blue Monsther, Toxin Boy, Fly Star, Marduk, Komachi, Salachichita, Keiser Drago,Atomic Fly, Keshin Black [mask, hair]
torneo FILL, FILL vs Zeus, but it’s the loser who loses hair or mask
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Canis Lupus & Eterno vs Trauma I & Trauma II

Hey, a Torneo FILL with a big conclusion. Guessing the two other Infernales are Bombero’s sons under (another) new identity.

great match roundup, week of 2016-03-12

I bumped Muertes/Fenix up after the fact. I saw it on the same level of Rush/Maximo and Volador/Casas. Maybe I rated them too high; I don’t feel like any of them are going to be my favorite match of the year, but definitely in the top 20.

rating matches TV Show taped
excellent Mil Muertes © vs Fénix [LU CHAMP] Lucha Underground: 2016-03-16 2015-11-22
excellent Rush vs Máximo Sexy for the hair CMLL iPPV: 2016-03-18 2016-03-18
excellent Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas for the hair CMLL iPPV: 2016-03-18 2016-03-18
great Carta Brava Jr. & Súper Fly vs Ludxor & Venum AAA on Televisa: 2016-03-12 2016-03-04
great Pentagón Jr. vs Hijo del Fantasma, Fénix, Octagón Jr. in a tournament semifinal match and in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament match AAA on Televisa: 2016-03-12 2016-03-04
great Dragón Lee, Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Fujin, Kamaitachi, Okumura, Raijin CMLL iPPV: 2016-03-18 2016-03-18
good Arkalis & París vs El Malayo & Guerrero Espacial CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-14 2016-03-14
good Angélico, Ivelisse, Son of Havoc vs Barrio Negro, El Siniestro De La Muerte, Trece © [LU TRIOS] Lucha Underground: 2016-03-16 2015-11-22
good Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto CMLL iPPV: 2016-03-18 2016-03-18
ok Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Zorro AAA on Televisa: 2016-03-12 2016-03-04
ok Acero, Astral, Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-14 2016-03-14
ok Blue Panther Jr., Stigma, The Panther vs Fujin, Okumura, Raijin CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-14 2016-03-14
ok Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Súper Porky vs Kráneo, Rey Escorpión, Ripper CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-14 2016-03-14
ok Carístico, Máscara Dorada, Máximo Sexy vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-03-14 2016-03-14
ok Texano vs Chavo Guerrero Jr. Lucha Underground: 2016-03-16 2015-11-22
ok Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. vs El Cuatrero & Sansón CMLL iPPV: 2016-03-18 2016-03-18
below average Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Súper Porky vs Cibernético, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero CMLL iPPV: 2016-03-18 2016-03-18