CMLL (MON) 11/10/2014Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (Photos)]
1) Blue Center & Espiritu Negro b Bengala & Meyer
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Starman b Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Toro Bill Jr. Pegasso beat Toro
3) Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Okumura b Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa, Stigma
4) La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Super Porky b Hechicero, Kráneo, Morphosis La Mascara replaced Diamaate Azul
5) Ephesto, Mephisto, Shocker b Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Valiente Shocker cheated to beat Atlantis, setting up a singles match next week.
CMLL’s preview for tonight’s show lists Tigre & Puma in the semimain, so they’re replacing Gran Guerrero and Misterioso for reasons unknown. CMLL’s already swapped Shocker for Niebla in the main event and is pushing it as a chance to see the Shocker/Azul feud again. I’m not sure why you’d want to see that again if you saw it first time, but the word going around is it’s taking place because Niebla is suspended again. Not sure what exactly happened in Friday’s semimain but Niebla did something there to get himself one of those two week timeouts. Today’s lightning match is Polvora/Titan, which will probably be an inconclusive build to Sunday’s title match. (CMLL’s preview makes no mention of the title match.)
No Puebla lineup yet, but Atlantis/Shocker is obviously the main event.
IWRG (WED) 11/12/2014Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko vs Power Bull
2) Alfa & Omega vs Anubis Black & Araña de Plata
3) Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Saruman vs Liderk, Rayan, Spartan
4) Golden Magic, Metaleon, Relámpago vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, Electro Boy
5) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Canis Lupus, Chicano, Imposible, X-Fly
Ninja Turtles main event! Imposible clearly back as a rudo!
Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-11-08
taped 2014-10-24 @ Arena México
Full Show: http://ul.to/cbb7x8wy
1) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
2) Máximo vs Rey Escorpiónin a lightning match https://www.sendspace.com/file/93l2s1
3) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
AAA TV (SUN) 11/30/2014 Explanada del Parque Bicentenario, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
1) Mini Drago, Octagoncito, Pasion Kristal vs Mamba, Mini Murder Clown, Mini Murder Clown
2) ? & Australian Suicide vs Dark Cuervo & Sexy Star
3) Aerostar vs Súper Fly
4) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma & Zorro
5) Blue Demon Jr., El Elegido, El Mesías vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
6) Fénix & Myzteziz vs Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr.
Air Date: 12/20 & 12/27?
Maybe a free show? The local government is a sponsor, and the previous taping here was a free show.
That main event is one Daga knee injury from being very good.
Elegido & Cuervo make their first TV appearances since the middle of summer. It’s going to snow tomorrow where I’m at, middle of summer was a long time ago. Both are probably going to end up looking at the lights. Interesting to see the Hell Brothers fight anyone besides the Psycho Circus here.
I feel like I follow AAA as close as anyone and I feel like I have no idea what’s going on with Zorro on any level. I hope he can keep up with the tag champs.
Aerostar goes from no singles matches to singles matches all the time. This should be set up for one more.
Mystery woman in the segunda is surely the same one as in DF a couple days before, and she’s probably getting off to a very good start.
Rare to see two Mini Clowns and not Mini Psycho Clown.
Next taping is 12/07 Zapopan, unless they add another taping!
IWRG (SUN) 11/09/2014Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Hip Hop Man & Power Bull b Saruman & Sky Ángel
2) Dragón Celestial, Metaleon, Septimo Dragon b Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomik Star The Rudos are “Los Insanity”
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Liderk, Rayan, Spartan, Spector Ninja Turtles back to winning.
4) El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma I, Trauma II b Dr. Cerebro, Negro Navarro, Relámpago Diablo beat Cerbero again and the two made hair match challenges. Money thrown in.
5) Golden Magic, Súper Nova, Toscano DQ Canis Lupus, Chicano, Eterno Ended up a bloody match. Tecnicos took 2/3, Canis Eterno pulled Magic & Nova’s mask and fouled them for a DQ. Masks vs mask/hair challenges fouled.
If Canis Lupus is going to try this, which doesn’t seem like a great idea to try, he probably should be doing it with a partner who doesn’t lose a hair match ever year.
Sombra will be off the 11/21, 11/28, and 12/05 Friday shows By the time he’s back, CMLL & NJPW will announce the FantasticaMania lineups and perphaps even the matches. (They may hold it off until after the Dome show.) There’s always a tag or trios title defense on FantasticaMania, but the challengers for all those titles are the Ingobernables – CMLL hasn’t even hinted at another team. Only the Ingobernables aren’t able to be challengers for the trios titles without La Sombra and they probably would’ve won the tag team titles already if that was a plan. Which means it’s (at least) one of the existing teams going, except Shocker and Niebla seem unlikely to get picked to go to Japan (and are the perfect kind of guys to main event Arena Mexico those couple of weeks.) Ultimo Guerrero is already going on this trio, but Sombra going to Japan now means Euforia and Niebla Roja are probably on the tour later.
Just to descend into more speculation, what we can guess about the FantasticaMania roster
1) Ultimo Guerrero
2) Barbaro Cavernario
Locks (should be assumed every year unless injury)
4) La Sombra
6) Mascara Dorada
trios title friends
10) Niebla Roja
now I’m just guessing
11) Dragon Lee – Tiger Hattori gave him the thumbs up! They need six differnetshows, one of them can have the Rush/Mistico/Lee trios
12) Cachorro – well, they sent most of the En Busca de un Idolo finalsts last year and the year prior (and they need people just to be in 5 minute openers)
13) Hechicero – except Valiente, and Hechicero already got that treatment once
14) Mephisto – need some rudos, need to do a title match
15 ) Negro Casas – total wishcasting, Volador makes sense too. Plenty of people do.
This week’s AAA TV announced a taping on 11/30 Tuxtla Gutierrez. They’re going from no tapings for five weeks to four tapings in twenty days. They’ve now added and removed this extra taping before Guerra de Titanes. This means they’re back to not needing Best of episodes and Guerra de Titanes won’t air until the far future.
Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 11/16/2014 Domo del Deportivo Plan Sexenal, Distrito Federal
1) Golden Xplotion vs Fiero
2) JC Navarro & OT Fernandez vs Daisuke Hanaoka & Douki Fernandez & Navarro are from Puerto Rico
3) Lluvia & Marcela vs Reina Isis & Skadi
4) Magnus, Pantera, Super Ciudadano vs Imposible, Patan, Piel Roja
5) Brazo de Plata & Último Dragón vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Rey Bucanero
Ultimo Guerrero lost his mask, so Dragon is back to feuding endlessly with Arkangel.
Titan & Polvora meet twice in five days, at least as currently set up. They’ve got the lightning match on Tuesday before coming back on Sunday.
Main event could be fun. Sangre Azteca returning from injury pushed Pierroth out of his own trio (and that’s quite the weird rudo team.) Sangre’s recent Fuego en el Ring interview gave the impression he was not this close to returning and wouldn’t until he felt 100%, so maybe lineup subject to change. My guesses on those things haven’t been good of late though.
Poster seemed to indicate they were going thru the whole tournament show, but it appears they just figure out the four semifinal teams (and didn’t announce matchups for that round.) The NEXO belts do look cool: the name and the design are split in the middle, so the tag team belts only look complete when they’re together.
CMLL (SUN) 11/09/2014Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis & Espanto Jr. b Bengala & Leono
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito b Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico Shockercito replaced Bam Bam.
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa DQ Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado Bobby Zavala replaced Pierroth. Sagrado pulled Maya’s mask for the DQ.
4) Valiente b Niebla Roja [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Máximo, Super Porky b Pólvora, Terrible, Vangellys Titan replaced Maximo and Polvora replaced Rey Bucanero on Monday. Polvora beat Titan to set up a title match.
6) Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Thunder b Dragón Rojo Jr., La Máscara, Volador Jr. Dragon Rojo replaced Titan and Thunder replaced Polvora on Monday. Volador was about to beat Mephisto with a backcracker, but Mascara gave “partner” Volador a backcracker to give Mephisto the win. Volador & Mascara did not get along the entire match.
The Terra feed failed for the complete show. Usual bit of the Terra Deportes MX feed apologizing and saying they’re working on it and the CMLL side saying nothing. It never got working.
I assume CMLL decided they were going to run Polvora/Titan on Monday and so they had to get them out of the main event so it could have it’s own story. Or it was just dumb luck. That title match is reliably good, hope we get to see it.
CMLL (SUN) 11/09/2014Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl, Informador]
1) El Yaqui b Explosivo Explosivo’s first match here since early August. He lost.
2) Furia Nazi b Índigo Furia Roja replaced Demonio Rojo, got ht ewin.
3) Demonio Maya b El Brillante
4) Exterminador, Leo, Virgo b Magnum, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno Straight falls with the tecnico, with Magnum again declaring he’d like to be on the tecnico side.
5) Esfinge & Stuka Jr. b Hechicero & Jocker tecnicos took 2/3
6) Euforia & Último Guerrero b Diamante Azul & Rush Rudos took one, tecnicos took second, UG snuck in a foul in the third fall to beat Rush and set up a singles match for next week.
This recent trend of the Guadalajara Twitter not listing the winner of the main event is a bad trend.
PWTorch says Lucha Underground drew 29,000 of all ages, and 21,000 from 18-49. It’s that demographic that was reported as 8,000 last week. It’s great it’s up from last week, though it’s hard to believe the numbers are totally accurate at this low number. Even if they’re accurate, and they really went up 263%, they’d have to repeat that increase five times over to get up to a half million viewers. I’m reporting these numbers because there’s very little hard information we can use to tell how the show is doing, but this number is really low in importance of the possible numbers.
CMLL (SUN) 11/16/2014Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Reycko vs El Tapatío
2) Javier Cruz Jr. vs Thunder Boy
3) El Divino vs Évola
4) Esfinge & Magnum vs Sky Kid & Smaker and Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno and Demonio Maya & Furia Nazi
5) Ángel de Oro & Tritón vs Puma & Tiger
6) Rush vs Último Guerrero
Third Rush & Ultimo Guerrero match in 3 months. Probably ending the same way.
CMLL (FRI) 11/07/2014Arena México [CMLL]
1) Robin & Star Jr. b Akuma & Disturbio Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Kamaitachi, Nitro, Okumura b Dragon Lee, Oro Jr., Stigma Stigma replaced Cachorro. Rudos took 1/3. Lee and Kamaitachi feuded, with Kamaitachi beating Lee after two suplexes.
3) Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Marcela b Amapola, Dalys, La Comandante Tecnicas took 1/3.
4) Blue Panther DQ Bárbaro Cavernario [lightning] Cavernario fouled Panther after about 8 minutes.
5) Diamante Azul, Máximo, Volador Jr. b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas Maximo beat Felino. Maximo challenged for a hair match, and Felino said no.
6) Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush Rudos cheated to win.
Over the last two shows, there’s been challenges between Rey Bucanero & Blue Panther, Cavernario & Blue Panther, and Maximo & Felino, all seemingly out of nowhere. Rush & Ultimo Guerrero are also feuding. That’s how CMLL does it when they have a cage match coming up. It appears the year end main event with be a eight to twelve man cage match with hair on the line.
Taya is unconcerned with whoever’s the mystery person in her DF match.
CMLL (FRI) 11/14/2014Arena México
1) Esfinge & Stigma vs Disturbio & Nitro
2) Astral, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Ángel de Oro, Titán, Valiente vs Ephesto, Kamaitachi, Mephisto
4) Atlantis vs Volador Jr., Máximo, Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Terrible, Rey Bucanero, Felino, Vangellys, Bárbaro Cavernario [cibernetico]
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero
The Cibernetico probably exists to add a couple more people to the cage. Volador, Terrible and Vangellys would take the filed up to ten. Negro Casas, Rey Escorpion and Mr. Aguila are other possibilities to add more numbers to the match and they’re still probably 3-4 more weeks away from it happening.
CMLL SANCHEZ (SAT) 11/15/2014Arena Neza
1) Iron Black & Super Toby vs Dr. Trauma & Imbo
2) Chacal & Príncipe Azteca vs Nahual & Omni
3) Holkan & Tony Cirio Jr. vs Imperio Negro & Moto Cross
4) Gato Montes, Rey De Oros, Rey Infierno vs Edidemia, Heavy Boy, Magnfico II
5) Hechicero & Skayde vs Trauma I & Trauma II
6) Black Panther & Último Guerrero vs Black Terry & Solar I