Cavernario & Niebla to Gran Alternativa final, AAA dark matches

CMLL (FRI) 02/07/2014 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico b Acero & Shockercito
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Sagrado, Stigma, Stuka Jr. b Cancerbero, Kamaitachi, Raziel
Stuka replaced Pegasso. Tecnicos took 1/3 in a good match.
3) Dark Angel, Marcela, Silueta DQ Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora
Straight falls, when Dalys dropkicked the ref by mistake in the second fall for the DQ. She still challenged Marcela to a title match.
4) Hechicero & Star Boy Jr. b Bárbaro Cavernario, Black Panther, Canelo Casas, Dragon Lee, Espiritu Negro, Herodes Jr. [CMLL GA, seeding battle royal]
5) Herodes Jr. & Shocker b Espiritu Negro & Reapper [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
6) Dragon Lee & Rush b Canelo Casas & Negro Casas [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
7) Bárbaro Cavernario & Mr. Niebla b Black Panther & Blue Panther [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
8) Hechicero & Último Guerrero b Atlantis & Star Jr. [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
9) Dragon Lee & Rush b Herodes Jr. & Shocker [Gran Alternativa, quarterfinal]
10) Hechicero & Último Guerrero b Cavernario & Mr. Niebla [Gran Alternativa, quarterfinal]
11) Bárbaro Cavernario & Mr. Niebla b Dragon Lee & Rush [Gran Alternativa, semifinal]
12) Marco Corleone, Thunder, Volador Jr. b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Reruns for Marco (injury) & Thunder (???). Volador replaced Sombra.

This is the second time in about a month Sombra’s been pulled from the main event of a Friday night show. (This decision was made sometime in advance; the introduction segment for Fox Sports already had Volador in the main event.) Not sure what happened, or if it has anything to do with the Sin Cara appearance. He’s not on next week’s cards, but had previously mentioned he was headed back home for the weekend.

Gran Alterntiva final is Barbaro Cavernario & Mr. Niebla versus Soberano Jr. & Mr. Niebla Volador Jr.. Barbaro and Soberano are about at the same level now and both have promise for the future. CMLL seems to have more plans for Barbaro at the moment, which may make him the slight favorite.

Dalys and Marcela’s title match feels like it got pushed back a week, but I don’t think many people are going to skip out on the AAA show to see Dalys vs Marcela in a title match.

Kamataichi is looking like he’s going to be good here.

CMLL announced the 02/16 Sunday show will be back at Arena Mexico and at Fan Appreciation prices. That figures to be another Estetas vs Revolucionarios title match.

AAA has posted the unaired openers from Naucalpan and from Toluca to their YouTube channel. There had been hits AAA might do this earlier in the week and they’re nice treats. The first includes Super Fly’s latest rudo run. The rest of the Toluca show will air today.

El Elegido will appear on Televisa’s El Gran Chapuzon, a celebrity diving competition show. They dive into a swimming pool, people who actually know who to do that grade them, and the comedy comes from people having no idea what they’re doing. (They did this concept in the US as “Splash” a while back.) The show starts next Sunday and runs for just four weeks.

Estetas del Aire defeated Dragon Rojo, Rey Escorpion and Averno in Arena Xalapa. Show seems to have drawn much better than the locals only shows here.

Porra Fresa previews Monday’s card.

Kcidis returns (!) to draw Sin Cara joining a new club.

Segunda Caida writes about Titan vs Virus.

DJ Spectro looks back at Aristoteles & Aspirante, Hayato & Sato, and the debut of Espanto Jr.

Confabulario magazine is devoting it’s issue this weekend to El Santo.

The Gladiatores has video of the FIL (women’s group) press conference for their show next weekend

Fuego en el Ring interviews Paloma Rouse.

Someone’s created a fake Facebook account for CMLL edecan Isabel as a way to get photos.


CMLL (FRI) 02/14/2014 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Oro Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Starman vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
3) Marcela vs Dalys [lightning]
4) Blue Panther, Rush, Super Porky vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker
5) Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. vs Cavernario & Mr. Niebla [Gran Alternativa, final]
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

Gran Guerrero returns for a Guerreros vs Estetas match.

Fourth match should continue Shocker/Rush and may reveal if Negro is meant to be involved. (A month out, it’s also about time to find out who is the other Leyendas being honored.

Dalys gets a lightning match, not a title one.

Segunda is again one person short of the Cadetes del Espacio!

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-01-04


Caveman are weird


taped 2013-12-25 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Esfinge, Gallo, Tritón vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Nitro, Nosferatu: The back of Esfinge’s trunks – replacing Fuego, my results were wrong – say “Kiss Me.” Camorra would approve. He was fine here until part of the third fall. Most of that was with Nosferatu, so he gets a pass. Barbaro again came of as charismatic and worked well with Triton. That seems good, since they’ll probably work with each other 200 times if Barbaro gets called up soon. Gallo versus the Tuareg seemed like a good idea until they both fell over each other for the finish.

one dive catch slightly better than the other

taped 2013-12-29 @ Arena Mexico
Máximo, Super Porky, Valiente vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Pierroth: Máximo selling Pierroth’s Body Slam like death was a high point of this match. The Mije splash seems more devastating. Once upon a time, Super Porky went to AAA with the idea he’d be doing comedy matches, never did many comedy matches, and is now in CMLL doing comedy matches with a guy from AAA. This didn’t interest me, but the crowd enjoyed it and they’d have something with Kraneo & Porky if it was a decade ago and a lot of pounds less. Porky was gassed by the end of this.



Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs La Máscara, Shocker, Volador Jr.: Note this really great women’s title match did not air on this show; they aired these three matches and gave that a 30 second video package. (Which is more than usually do for other matches.) Not that his match got much time; it was cut down from a short match to begin with, but it’s not a match that had a reason to air and one where they had edit out some of Shocker’s misadventures. (This was not a good night for him.) Volador & Negro had a kick battle in the second, but really didn’t feud as much as expected given where they were and where they were going.


Marcela Driver.

Marcela vs Princesa Sugheit for the CMLL World Women’s Championship: (So I decided to recap it anyway) GREAT. Best women’s match of the year on the last show of the year. They did more in the first than usual; they did a lot of the third fall near fall spots, which mean the third fall was full of variety with other stuff. It also wasn’t really a match full of dives; they did lots of holds and reversals. Sugheit still kicked a lot, but seemed multidimensional compared to her last big title match with Estrellita, and having her fight off one of two of Marcela’s trademark spots made this feel more unpredictable.

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Gran Alternativa, AAA in Gimansio Juan de la Barrera, AULL/Costa Rica

AAA announced another taping: 02/21 in Mexico City in Gimansio Olimpico Juan de la Barrera. It’s continuing a trend of AAA not exactly announcing their tapings in order. This one subtitled is listed “El Regreso A Casa Con Una Gran Sorpresa”. No one’s saying Sin Cara, but that would fit and Mexico City would be the place to introduce him. Jeff Jarrett is among the AAA wrestlers shown on the teaser poster, which would mean back to back tapings for him; figure him on Rey de Reyes as well. No full card out yet. Maybe it’ll appear after Sunday’s taping?

My best guess at the TV schedule is Toluca airs just this weekend, Ecatepec the next two weekends, and this DF taping would make TV on 03/01. Either this taping or Iraputo is a double week taping (or both are and Rey de Reyes airs on a longer delay.)

CMLL traditionally has the winner of the Gran Alternativa in the main event the week after the tournament, but might be prompted to do something different for 02/21.

Tonight’s CMLL show has the return of Marco Corleone. It’s his first Arena Mexico match since October, a foot injury brought on from a previous injury return. He sounds like he’s back to 100% on Twitter. Marco mentions to CMLL Gaceta that he wants to win the trios titles back, beat Mr. Niebla, make it on to Dos Leyendas and support Rush – any enemy of Rush is an enemy of his. Marco teams with Sombra & the also returning Thunder vs Hijos del Averno

Tonight also has the second block of the Gran Alternativa. They’ve got a good snap shot of each participant, which I’ve typed into a table for some reason:


Weird that Cavernario doesn’t have Satanico or Mascara Magica or anyone else known to be around Arena Coliseo Guadalajara listed. Those list of trainers often change, with people listed and not listed sometimes for political reasons. Hechicero is such a ringer, they don’t even have a picture for him. I’m rooting for him, but if they’re seriously going to do a Nuevo Peste Negra with Herodes and Cavernario in Tuesday main events, then one of them should win and Shocker/Herodes seems more likely for size/build reasons. Shocker/Rush and UG/Atlantis are the two rivalries which seem likely to be drawn together during this feud.

I have no idea if this tournament will air. I find not having any idea annoying. Compare that to the FantasicaMania shows, where every show started out with pictures of every match that would air. That’s so much better. Terra, outside of a week here or there, doesn’t seem to have the ability to put up graphics, which is a bit sad but there are still solutions. CMLL has edcanes, who are lovely and have proven the ability to hold objects for display. Get a white board, write only the matches which will air on the white board, and give us a 10 second shot of the edecan holding the white board. (And/or post it on Twitter and Facebook before the show!) That’s all I’m asking, and it would make the product better.

Estrellas del Ring has an interview with AULL/Arena Lopez Mateos promoter Hector Guzman. He’s got big plans for 2014 – they’re expanding to Costa Rica! They did a tag title back and forth with a couple Costa Rican wrestlers last year, which probably started the ball rolling. He also says they’re creating women’s singles and tag titles in April. They’re also planning an a tryout show on 02/16 with trainees from their school and others where the best might get booked on the regular shows.

Brain-Magazine in France has an interview Casandro, Magno and Medico Asesino along with referee Orlando Jimenez and a local masked man. It’s good, but also weird because Magno & Medico are pushing how “lucha libre” is so totally different than “wrestling.” Those Washington lucha libre promoters need to bring them in. Magno explains that “unlike the champions in WWE, no results are determined in advance in lucha libre.”

LuchaWorld has a recap of 01/30/14 AAA and this week’s TerceraCaida.

Guerrero Maya Jr. talks more about his 10th Anniversary and his match with Black Terry.

Mano Negra feels lucha libre will never reach the heights of previous eras because the wrestlers don’t have the proper basic skills and are exposed by television. He and Coloso Colosetti also talk about El Santo.

Rey Astral highlight video, with music by Rey Astral.

Ohtani’s Jacket writes about Virus vs Titan.

great match roundup, week of 2014-01-04

Great/Excellent Matches

CMLL on Terra (2013-12-29)
Marcela vs Princesa Sugheit for the CMLL World Women’s Championship – GREAT

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-01-04 – though there was good stuff here
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-01-04
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-01-04

Matches To Watch Later
Got nothing.


02/07-09 lucha times


LAS’s had lots of shows listed as lucha libre which turn out to be baseball. The undercard matches (2/3) from Sunday aired, but El Protector never did. They’ve moved on to airing the FILL show – matches 3/4 aired today – so that other tournament was taped, produced and probably won’t air (unless it turned up on AYM.)

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Toluca, with is now more obviously a 1 week taping since the Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera taping date has been announced. That almost means the Gotita de Plata-ish opener might not make air, though I’m unsure why all of the stuff they can’t air doesn’t just get put up on the YouTube site. They don’t even really need to post-produce it; this is not the usual announcing dig, but the reality of the people going out of the way to watch openers aren’t going to be that concerned about not having all the bells and whistles.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Gran Alternativa Block A and the main event – and hopefully no more, so they have to edit things down.

52MX: Casas/Atlantida, Estetas/Revolucionarios (sort of), and maybe even Gallo vs Arkangel.

C3: Titan/Rush/Cometa vs a Peste Negra

TVC Deportes (Puebla): At 9pm this week. Negro Casas vs Averno.

Lucha Azteca: Probably the top 3 matches, because Shocker’s turn made for a very short match.

Terra Friday: Assume just the first three matches and feel lucky if the Gran Alternativa airs. I’ll feel lucky if I get two straight weeks without having to redo my recording scheme.

Terra Sunday: Maya & Delta vs Puma & Tiger – who will win? Will they ever get HD working in Coliseo again?

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: maybe the FILL show, maybe that Sunday’s show.

Noches de Coliseo: maybe Konnan Big?

IWL: on week?


CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-12-28


Felino clowns Stuka


taped 2013-12-20 @ Arena Mexico
Leyenda de Plata, Block A: This one was extra exciting live, because Titan advancing to the end, much less winning, was totally unexpected. It’s still fun watching it much later, though it doesn’t quite have the same excitement. It was equally nice to see Virus get so far in the tournament, and the set up of Atlantis taking out all the rudos until they all worked together to beat him was nicely done. Delta has had better nights and Tiger seemed underused, but this got a lot of the field they had. Olímpico even had a good moment.


Titan has no idea why they call it a safety barrier

Volador Jr. vs Reapper: A match. It didn’t feel particularly big; this was a chance for Reapper to show something even in a loss, and he really didn’t do anything much. This feud was built around the Invasors very angry with Volador for his betrayal, but there wasn’t much of the emotion here outside the first fall run-in. Reapper could’ve done a lot more in the second fall but just did some moves and the third fall was the usual Volador move trading only shorter than usual. Maybe this is more about establishing Volador as a tecnico, but then there’s no reason to even try to establish Reapper as some meaningful. This was like a half executed attempt.

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Guerrero Maya on TerceraCaida, ChilangaMask, FantasticaMania, Fuerza/Octagon

Not much going on today. IWRG is still off midweek. CMLL has a show in Arena Xalapa with Estetas vs Averno, Dragon Rojo, and Rey Escorpion. AAA tapes Sunday.

This week’s TerceraCaida has Guerrero Maya Jr. talking about his career, including footage of one of his earliest matches as Samba. The after the cameras bit includes a Jose Manuel rudo turn.

The ‘all CMLL’ show from the FantasticaMania tour has made it’s way to DailyMotion. I haven’t watched it but reviews aren’t great; they used a smaller ring for the small building and it threw things off.

Fuerza Guerrera did an interview with Terra pushing the idea of doing a mask match with Octagon. Yes, the year is 2014. They’ve been teasing this match, off and on, for 23 years. I noticed the article because Octagon RT-ed it on Twitter. It’s never going to happen unless Fuerza is willing to lose his mask (Octagon’s unlikely to want to lose him and AAA may not want him to do it) and I’m not sure how big a deal it would be.

El Santo held his annual meeting at the Santo statue, along with a mass in his father’s memory. Besides the anniversary of Hijo del Santo’s death, yesterday was also Fray Tormenta’s 70th birthday.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

There will be a Mini Royal Rumble in Puebla on the 9th. Over 20 minis on a benefit show for Bracito de Plata.

A lucha libre art exhibition, with artwork and lectures, will open this Friday in Nuevo Laredo.

Eric R @ Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Azteca 02/01/13.

Interview with Coahuila luchador Tempestad, who mentions training with Tony Salazar & Demus.

Aspiring luchadors are being bullied in Uruapan.


CHILANGA MASK (SUN) 03/23/2014 Coliseo Coacalco
1) Robin (CMLL) vs Íkaro [lightning]
2) Astro Rey Jr. & Psico Kid vs Fulgor & Karma
3) Latin Dragon vs Arez, Mike Segura, Golden Magic, Tornado (DF), Magnifico, Dinamic Black, Zurdog, Freelance [Copa Tercera Caida]
third version
4) X-Torm & Zarco vs Dr. Cerebro & Eterno
5) Negro Navarro & Solar I vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Rey Hechicero
6) Black Terry vs Guerrero Maya Jr. [super libre]
7) Pirata Morgan & Rey Bucanero vs Trauma I & Trauma II
8) DJ Hyde vs Masada, Kaientai, Aero Boy
9) Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson vs Belial & Titán (CMLL) and Impulso & Rey Cometa

Full lineup for the show. Eterno replaces Cerbero Negro; the last mention I heard was he was still in the hospital but that was a while ago. (It also means AAA & CMLL luchadors on the same show though I’m not sure what Eterno’s official status is.) This is the announced card order but we’ve seen that change depending on if/when the CMLL guys need to get to their Sunday show. Very excited for a lot of this matches.

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-12-28


taped 2013-12-25 @ Arena Mexico

Zayco’s just passing thru

Leono & Metálico vs Akuma & Zayco: A routine opening match with one psycho Zayco bump to the floor. He should’ve just stayed on the floor and been counted out forever after that, but he came in in after a minute or so for some random near falls. No one showed much but this was a match to show a lot.


Demus escapes!

Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico: Felt like a more active minis match than other ones of late. Maybe it was the same amount of action in less time, but it was more fun match to watch . Finishing sequence was not good.

Molotov, Starman, Stigma vs Canelo Casas, Hijo del Signo, Shigeo Okumura: Canelo pins captain Starman about 3 minutes into the second fall. Only, he’s clearly not supposed to have pinned him – Tirantes counted too fast, Starman didn’t get shoulder up. Tirantes tries to end the match, only the rudos argued they didn’t actually win the match! Everyone generally ignored Tirantes and went along to do get in their spots and luckily Tirantes went along with it (though he appeared to receive a loud message in his earpiece between falls – when he finally put it back in.) This aired! I’m glad it did because I don’t what I’d write about this match otherwise. I was unconvinced by Canelo Casas finish, or that it was a move at all.


Canelo Casas’ finisher

Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente vs Euforia, Felino, Pierroth: Short match, even granted the problems of the online feed. (They didn’t seem to join this one so late, it was just a quick match.) Guys generally seemed to be trying while there were out there. Delta seemed slower than usual. Pierroth remains bad and not a good fit for this match. I’m not sure which match he’d be a good fit for, but I fear they’ll keep giving him matches until they figure it out.


Rey Escorpion is good

Atlantis, La Máscara, Titán vs Averno, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión: Normal build up trios match, focusing on Atlantis/Mephisto with the other four guys getting in spots in between. I would’ve liked to see a more full out match with these guys to make it memorable, but they were still fine at this level. The visual of Atlantis’s ripped mask still around his head as he wore the replacement one was nice.

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CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-12-28


Triton Special


taped 2013-12-17 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Fuego, Gallo, Tritón vs Raziel, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura: Rapid sub ten minute match that was OK for the time. Crowd shot editing made it looks like Gallo blew his finish in the second fall, but it seemed fine in the replay. Raziel made a strong save on Triton’s moonsault, which did not go as far as either guy was expecting at first.

TRT Superbomb

taped 2013-12-22 @ Arena Mexico
Atlantis, La Máscara, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys: Standard semimain with the técnicos focused on more. Rey Bucanero looked hesitant at times in this return match, but still took Atlantis’ monkey flips. They seem to know they have something in Titan versus Terrible because they make sure to do it whenever they’re matched up. It’s really the usual minis técnico/rudo size dynamic with regular sized guys. Mascara was able to name all the members of TRT off the top of his head, one of the more impressive things he’s ever done.


Zacarias headscissors!

Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas: A good and very heated match. I don’t know how Negro Casas didn’t break himself in half for all time with the messed up sunset flip spot. I loved Negro using Volador’s hoodie against him, the parts with Zacarias were good, but mostly it just felt like they were having a fight for lots of this. Crowd was way into this, and Volador did get them back from totally booing him at first. Casas never just wins via foul, he wins via doing something to put the ref out of position and then fouling. It makes it feel more like he had a plan than he looked into a mistake.

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Team Skayde wins (sort of), Aguila/Volador (double), Peste Negra

CMLL (MON) 02/03/2014 Arena Puebla [El Popular, Periodico Enfoque, Porra Fresa]
1) Akuma, Cholo, Guerrero Espacial b Águila Egipcia, Meyer, Paris
Rudos took 1/3. First Guerrero Espacial appearance since October.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro b Black Tiger, Milenium, Tigre Rojo Jr.
3) Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger b Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón
Best match of the night. Rudos took 1/3. Stigma was strechered out after taking the front cracker, back cracker, powerbomb series from the cats (and Misterioso dumped Stigma off the stretcher.) Rudos took the tecnicos mask after the match. Stuka got a new mask and challenged Misterioso to a mask match, and the rudos came back and took his mask again.
4) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys b Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Rush
Rudos took 1/3, Terrible beating Sombra.
5) Mr. Águila & Reaper DQ La Máscara & Volador Jr.
Mr. Aguila faked a foul for the DQ. Mr. Aguila appeared to be drunk again, and crowd totally turned on the match. Volador called him out about it while setting up a match with him next week.

Misteriso/Stuka stuff sounds like the mask challenge they do frequently and nothing meaningful. Same way with the main event, more or less.

CMLL (TUE) 02/04/2014 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Pequeño Halcón & Último Dragoncito b Mercurio & Pequeño Warrior
2) Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Starman b Disturbio, El Rebelde, Hijo del Signo
3) Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. b Espiritu Negro, Guerrero Negro Jr., Shigeo Okumura
Espiritu Negro’s Arena Mexico debut comes in a loss.
4) La Máscara b Vangellys [lightning]
Campana for the win.
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máximo b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3, Maya on Roja & Delta on Virus.
6) Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla b Rey Cometa, Rush, Titán
Peste Negra took 1/3, Niebla sneaking a foul in on Rush. No problems between Felino and the other two; it seems as Peste Negra has expanded rather than pushed out the Casas brothers. Other two matchups in this match were Cavernario/Cometa and Titan/Felino.

It looks like the main event is setting up a trios title match, which means Titan will be on this show forever. Sandra Granados is listed as writing the recap this time. It’s an evolving process.

CMLL (TUE) 02/04/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Divino & Virgo b Demonio Rojo & Exterminador
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito b Astral, Eléctrico, Stukita
Rudos took 1/3, Demus Driver on Electrico. Electrico needed medical help.
3) Boby Zavala, Camorra, Sangre Azteca b Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón
Rudos took 1/3. Azteca took Triton’s mask and cradled him.
4) Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Olímpico b Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. Aguila won via foul.
5) La Sombra b Averno
Sombra took 1/3.

People seem to get stretched every time Demus does his double underhook piledriver, so either they’re really committed to getting it over or maybe he needs to stop breaking people.

Payaso de Plata, Skull Metal, Payaso Extreme (photo by Black Terry Jr.)

IWRG FILL (TUE) 02/04/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Mercenario, Skanda, Ultimo Caballero b Black Niko, Chicanito, Voltar
2) Muerte Infernal, Psique, Versus b Payaso De Plata, Payaso Extreme, Skull Metal
3) Atomic Star, Electro Boy, Fulgor II b Galaxy, Hip Hop Man, Vampiro Metálico
Galaxy looked the best in the match, but was submitted by Electro Boy.
4) Emperador Azteca, Látigo, Picudo Jr. b Araña de Plata, Blue Monsther, Matrix Jr.
Blue Monsther’s 11th FILL show without making a main IWRG show.
5) Aztlan, Destino, Jorge Kebrada, Kanon, Onix, Operativo X, Prodigo, Vertize b Alfa, Dragón Celestial, Fulgor I, Imposible, Omega, Power Bull, Seiya, Sky Ángel [cibernetico]
Gym FILL (Black Terry) vs Gym Skayde. Aztlan snuck in a foul on Dragon Celestial for the win. Team IWRG complained to Skayde that cheating was no way to win such a contest – and Skayde agreed! Skayde said it was not professional and declined to accept the cup, proposing they have a rematch for it at some other point.

Today’s the 30th anniversary of El Santo’s death.

Rob has highlights of 11/22/13 CMLL.

Texano says Psycho Clown better get used to seeing Texano as champion because that’s not going to change for a long change. Texano also says he’ll be on Rey de Reyes, but has no idea if he will be defending his title or not. I know he’s a rudo, and I know recent history suggests otherwise, but shouldn’t the world champion presume (or even demand) he’s defending his championship on one of the biggest shows of the year? And now I’ll stop over analyzing throwaway articles.

Soberano Jr. says he was a big fan of Volador, so teaming with him to advance in the Gran Alterantiva was a dream come true. In that interview, Volador takes a shot at Sombra, than does the more normal talk about preparing for the winner of the next block.

Estrellas del Ring has interviews with Kamilion, Xena, Dark Lady, and Lady Monsther to hype the 02/15 LIF all women’s show.

Tony Boy defeated Koko Viper for his hair in Monterrey. I also learned from this recap that Orquidea Negra is the ex-Coco Rosa (Monterrey version.)

Ikaro vs Robin has been added to the March ChilangaMask show.

CMLL Gaceta notes Diamante Azul winning the Occidente Heavyweight Championship.

AAA looks back at people you may have forgot were in the Rey de Reyes.

The April lucha libre expo says it’s raising money to create an old luchador’s home.

A lucha libre promotion in Washington state is trying to get reclassified as entertainment so they don’t have to pay the high licensing fees for sports in the state.

Covers of this week’s lucha magazines.


CMLL (SUN) 02/09/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Raycko vs El Piraña
2) El Ídolo vs Satara
3) El Divino & Virgo vs Évola & Magnum
4) Esfinge vs Demonio Maya
5) Gallo, Sagrado, Smaker vs Cavernario, Maléfico, Sádico
6) La Sombra & Titán vs Averno & Mephisto

That’s probably a pretty good main event.

AULL (SUN) 02/09/2014 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Reina Del Sur & Shekinah vs Chica Pantera & Mosha Dark
2) Aeroflash, Sky Fly, Super Brazo Jr. vs Pantherman, Rey Criollo, Rey Hechicero (aull)
3) Chico Che, Hijo del Angel, Seiya vs Apolo Navarro Jr., Ave Negar, Dragon Yuki
4) Ángel de la Noche, Pegazus, Shibata, Spider Boy vs Coca Rosa, Dona Margara, La Chona, Yuriko
5) Iron Love, Robin Maravilla, Terry 2000 vs Federal I, Federal II, Federal III
6) Samael & Tormento vs Trauma I & Trauma I and Cerebro Maligno & Sepulturero I and Chucho el Roto & Yakuza [AULL TAG]
Samael & Tormenta are champions.

I don’t have results for the 2013-12-08 AULL show, but AK47 and 911 were supposed to defend the tag team titles against Samael & Tormento. That must’ve been when the Bastardos won these titles. This has been your AULL tag team title history update.

CMLL (MON) 02/10/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Bengala, Camaleón, Tigre Rojo vs Akrón, Fuerza Chicana, Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Metálico, Robin, Sensei vs Espíritu Maligno, Siki Ozama Jr., Toro Bill Jr.
3) Marcela vs Tiffany [lightning]
4) Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
5) Marco Corleone, Rush, Thunder vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) Volador Jr. vs Mr. Águila
listed as for the honor and glory

Actual correct lineup, though there’s still a little repeat from last week.

Obviously, I need a Espiritu Maligno & Espiritu Negro tag team at some point. Figuring out the third man is tougher. Kamaitachi?

CMLL (TUE) 02/11/2014 Arena Mexico
1) Leono & Magnus vs Akuma & Zayco
2) Dragon Lee, Flyer, Robin vs Canelo Casas, Guerrero Negro Jr., Herodes Jr.
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) Sagrado vs Virus [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
6) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs La Máscara, Rush, Titán

Atlantida versus TRT is a sort of new match.

CMLL (TUE) 02/11/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo & Sky Kid vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Lady Afrodita, Lluvia, Marcela vs Dalys, La Seductora, Zeuxis
3) Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Camorra, Sangre Azteca
4) Volador Jr. vs Mr. Águila
5) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Euforia, Shocker, Último Guerrero

A looooooong week for Volador Jr.

Lluvia missed a large chunk of 2012 and 2013 with a knee injury, returned for a few months last summer, but appeared in DF infrequently and quietly disappeared after last September. I was guessing the knee injury was too much to come back from, but it looks like she’s giving it another try. (Or they just really needed to find tecnicas to be able to run two trios matches on the same day while Silueta is out of town.)

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