Thunder/Marco, DTU tour, Dinamic Black mask win

CMLL (FRI) 12/12/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Domingos Familiares]
1) Dr. Frezzer & Explosivo b El Yaqui & Furia Nazi
Straight falls. Yaqui suffered an injury on a fall.
2) El Chakal, Jocker, Sádico b El Divino, Javier Cruz Jr., Virgo
Rudos took 2/3. Idolo Jr. was listed as debuting, but replaced by Virgo.
3) Esfinge, Exterminador, Magnum b Maléfico, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
Esfinge submitted Malefico. Exterminador was annoyed because he wanted the win.
4) Pitbull I, Pitbull II, Satánico b Flash I, Flash II, Solar I
Originally a Zavala/Olimpico appearance against locals, then a trios with El Dandy, then a trios with Satanico. Rudos took 2/3.
5) Oro Jr., Rey Cometa, Soberano Jr. b Canelo Casas, Hijo del Signo, Mr. Águila

Even with the late day change, attendance looked to be about normal.

CMLL (SUN) 12/14/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Akuma & Inquisidor b Bengala & Sensei Bengala & Sensei vs Akuma & Inquisidor, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela b Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicas took 2/3.
3) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Titán b Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado Angel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Titan vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Pólvora b Dragón Rojo Jr. [lightning] Dragon Rojo Jr. vs Polvora in a lightning match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Polvora won via walking Polvora Driver in 7:10, a slight upset.
5) Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Vangellys Mascara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Vangellys, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3. Valiente had an ad for Omega Lab on his mask.
6) Atlantis, La Sombra, Marco Corleone DQ Negro Casas, Shocker, Thunder Atlantis, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Thunder, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Sombra & Marco did not get along with Atlantis early. Tecnicos took 2/3, Thunder choosing to foul Marco when he could’ve just fouled him.

Guerrero WMC unmasked/photo by Black Terry Jr.

Violento Jack & Drastick Boy beat Makabre & Tony Rodriguez in the main event of DTU’s stop in Arena Roberto Paz. Sunday, Joven Maravilla & Maremoto Jr. took Juventud Rebelde & Perro Callejero II’s hair in Irapuato.

Dinamic Black beat Guerrero WMC in their mask match on Saturday. Sagrado got into a fight with the Wagners after their match.

Saturday’s Leyendas Inmortales show pushed the Heavy Metal/Mascara Ano 2000 feud.

Alberto and Mesias were announced for the 01/06 Puerto Rico show.

AAA has a sponsored show at Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera on 12/18.

Vince Russo says this week’s Lucha Underground had it’s biggest audience this week. There’s no one who’s less accurate about television ratings than Vince Russo, but it sure sounds good. (And, again, Lucha Underground’s biggest ever viewership would’ve happened on a Saturday, though he could mean the El Rey number.)

RobViper has a music video of 08/12 & 08/19/14 CMLL.

BxB Fly has music videos of 09/30/14 Guadalajara and 10/05/14 Coliseo.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews Brazo Jr. vs Koriz and Lucha Underground episode 7 (which is the correct number)

This week’s Super Libre had Black Man as in studio guest.

Lineup

IWRG (WED) 12/17/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Vampiro Metálico vs Atomic Star
2) Galaxy & Sky Ángel vs Araña de Plata & Hip Hop Man
3) Imposible © vs Metaleón [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible 7th defense
4) Canis Lupus © vs Eterno [IWRG IC WELTER]
Canis 1st defense, against usual partner Eterno.
5) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo © vs Chicano, Danny Casas, X-Fly [EdM Trios]
Gringos 6th defense

Imposible/Metaleon should be good, Canis Lupus/Eterno will probably end up a brawl, but I have no idea how that main event is going to go.

CMLL (FRI) 12/19/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío & Explosivo vs Relampago & Thunder Boy
2) Dr. Frezzer & Virgo vs El Chakal & Furia Nazi
3) Leo & Omar Brunetti vs Évola & Ráfaga
4) Gallo, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Maléfico, Okumura
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Super Porky vs Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto

With an extra week to prepare, the Friday night shows have actual main event wrestlers. Or what passes for main event wrestlers in CMLL at the moment. CMLL’s roster is deep enough that they should have enough for two quality main events every Friday – it’s kind of what they’re trying to do on Tuesdays. It’s going to be tricker on those rare occasions someone in Tijuana uses CMLL wrestlers.

The Okumura/Gallo feud will not die. For some reason.

Dragon Rojo Jr. replaces Mascara Dorada on the start of Saturday Coliseo shows. Those show start at 7:30pm local, so people going to them will be wandering out into a bad neighborhood around 10pm at night. Cheap tickets though, gives you more reason not to bring much money.

CMLL (SUN) 12/21/2014 Arena México
1) Molotov & Robin vs Akuma & Inquisidor
Molotov’s first appeareance since August 26
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Hijo del Signo, Metálico, Nitro
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso vs Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger
4) Fuego vs Pólvora [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Hombre sin Nombre, Vangellys
6) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Thunder vs Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr.

No sign of any program here during the holiday season (The Cholo/Ramstein vs Star Jr./Soberano Jr. one seems permanently moved to Tuesdays.) At least the tercera and fourth should be good.

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Rey Bucanero steals one from Volador, Angelito okay

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (FRI) 12/12/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Acero & Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Universo 2000
Universo replaced Nitro on Monday.
2) Cancerbero, Nitro, Raziel b Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón
3) Ephesto, Mephisto, Pólvora b Dragón Rojo Jr., Super Porky, Titán
Kraneo beat Porky
4) Valiente DQ Bárbaro Cavernario [lightning]
Babraro pulled Valiente’s mask off at 9:16 for the DQ
5) Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Terrible b Atlantis, Máximo, Volador Jr.
Bucanero snuck in a foul on Volador Jr.
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone b Shocker, Thunder, Último Guerrero
Marco is an unofficial Ingobernable and got along with his partners.

CMLL is finally doing something with a TRT member, just the wrong one.

Angelito was cleared by a doctor and was back training on Friday. The belief is his small size saved him from being paralysis on that scary fall on his head.

Mr. Niebla and Puma are wrestling in Costa Rica today.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

a syndication promo for CMLL’s Cadena3 show has made it online. Footage only looks 12-18 months old, which is better than usual for these sort of things.

Rodrigo Reyes talks about talking lucha libre photos in Japan.

DTU article hyping their seventh anniversary card.

Sexy Star says she’s better than Ivelisse in every way.

Mexican director Arturo Ripstein is in charge of the movie about the deaths of La Parkita and Espectrito.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 12/19/2014 Arena México
1) Magnus & Oro Jr. vs Espiritu Negro & Súper Comando
2) Pegasso, The Panther, Tritón vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
3) Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora
4) Dragón Rojo Jr. vs Bárbaro Cavernario [lightning]
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible

Volador/Rey Bucanero is officially a thing. Ingobernables continue to face Ultimo Guerrero for some reason. Same applies to Babraro being in the lightning match.

Video promo.

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Syuri wins CMLL women’s championship, IWRG cheats to win revenge match, Dandy stays retired

photo by @youji4876

Lucha Libre in Japan
12/12 REINA
3) Goya Kong [O] & Muneca de Plata b Haruka Kato [X], Erin [X], Koyuki Hayashi [X], Miyako Matsumoto [X]
4) Syuri b Marcela (c) [CMLL WOMEN]
Syuri took falls 1/3 to win the title, the last with a Buzzsaw kick. Syuri is the 16th champion, and 6th Japanese champion (Nakano, Jubuki, Yoshida, Hiroka, Kurihara). Marcela loses attempting her 13th known defense. She held the title for 2.5 years. Both are the second longest marks. Bull Nakano, the first person to hold this champion, was a special guest for the match and put the belt on Syuri after the win. Syuri already holds the REINA championship and it’s possible they’ve unified those two titles.

This came as a surprise, but it shouldn’t have been looking back. Marcela previously beat Syuri in Japan in August, and it doesn’t make sense to do this twice in such short time for the same outcome. Syuri making a return trip to Mexico seems likely. A similar situation took place with Ayumi Kurihara in 2011-12, which lead to Kurihara defending it in Japan a couple times before losing it back in Mexico.  (Here, they set up Kana as a challenger in the post match.) Last time, got a couple very good matches out of it, hoping for the same this time. Marcela hadn’t defended the belt in Mexico all year and they have two other women’s championships, so this shouldn’t chance much for the short term.

Twitter account @batt20110528 has a ton of picture of the complete match, which looks hard hitting.

other results

CMLL (TUE) 12/09/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Martes de Glamour]
1) Évola & Infierno b El Divino & El Tapatío
2) Esfinge & Leo b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) Zeuxis b Dark Angel, Amapola, Princesa Sugehit, Tiffany, Lluvia, La Vaquerita, Dalys [cibernetico]
Zeuxis beat Sugehit, setting up a rematch.
4) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. b Boby Zavala, Okumura, Vangellys
Stuka splash on Zavala for the win
5) Máscara Dorada, Máximo, Super Porky b Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto
Porky beat Kraneo
6) Volador Jr. b Último Guerrero
Ultimo Guerrero got in the Guerrero Special – in the second fall, which meant Volador was able to pull off the Spanish fly in the third fall. Hair match challenges followed.

Zeuxis and Sugehit have a lightning match next week. Nothing special in the two unannounced openers, just didn’t have room on the poster for them.

IWRG (WED) 12/10/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Power Bull b Vampiro Metálico II
2) Galaxy & Sky Ángel b Payaso De Plata & Payaso Extremo
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star, Hip Hop Man
4) Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Metaleón b Danger King, Dr. Cerebro,Orión
FILL vs Sexy Gym (this time called Sexy Gym Arkanos) feud from the FILL shows. FILL team took 1/3, Celestial beating Cerebro with his feet on the ropes.
5) Eterno, Oficial 911, Veneno b Canis Lupus, Chicano, Danny Casas
All the rudos were in a bad mood and there were moments of teammates of fighting each other, as well as the Eterno/Chicago feud resurfacing. 911 beat Casas and said the same would happen Sunday.

Danny Casas has never lost his hair. Neither has 911, but he just lost his mask and the Oficials luck in these things has turned bad.

Today’s CMLL main event is La Mascara, La Sombra and Marco Corleone vs Ultimo Guerrero, Shocker, and Thunder. The CMLL preview emphasizes Marco maybe being an ally of the Ingobernables and maybe facing off with Thunder. The best chance for a memorable match is the Valiente/Barbaro Cavernario lightning match. It seems a pretty unmemorable card overall.

Today is also the first Arena Coliseo Guadalajara show. It’s memorable for how odd the main event is for a move to a new night. Hijo del Signo and Canelo Casas being used as main eventers suggest this wasn’t planned out well, or for long. The semimain, El Dandy returning to team with the Pitbulls against Stanico and the Flashs, was probably actually supposed to be the drawing card but it’ll have to be one without El Dandy. Dandy was quietly pulled from the card this morning for Solar.

It looked like AAA had their annual company Christmas party yesterday, only everyone was dressed for wrestling so it’ll likely be something to be shown on TV. They’ve used that sort of footage as part of past of Best Of episodes and that might be the case here.

AAA’s launched a Soundcloud page, with part 1 of Guerra de Titanes discussion and Super Fly talkipong about losing his mask and starting with Lucha Underground. It seems like they’re recording these on a phone, but making it sound much louder than I was managing.

Rob has a clip of Aerostar’s insanity.

Ring of Honor officially announced Alberto el Patron working for them in 2015. He’s announced for 01/013 in Nashville, 01/30 in Dearborn, 01/31 in Dayton and 03/01 in Las Vegas on their next PPV.  (ROH runs Las Vegas?) Best we know, Lucha Underground will only be taping on Saturday and Sundays, so it’s only that 01/31 date which might be a conflict if Alberto is working for both groups. No idea when AAA is taping in January but that’ll have to be worked around both schedules.

Maybe more notable is Lucha Underground has been getting some level of exclusivity in their contracts and it doesn’t look like they’re getting it here, but the deal with Alberto was already going to be different. The bit we don’t know is if AAA will request Alberto not lose elsewhere while AAA heavyweight champion. The championship is mentioned in press release. It seems like Japanese promotions have requested that in past US indy bookings. AAA seems more flexible about that sort of thing (and they’ve been totally okay with Texano losing on their own non-TV shows), but AAA’s heavyweight champion working dates elsewhere is totally uncharted territory.

Huracan Ramirez talks about the team he won a luchador versus boxer match in Colombia. It’s unclear if this article includes an old interview with a Huracan Ramriez (since, if this actually happened, it’d have to be the deceased Daniel Garcia) or if it’s the current Huracan Ramirez pretending to be an 82 year old man.

LuchaWorld has a recap of CMLL Informa. Mistico is now saying he was warned that if surgery didn’t go well, they might have had to amputate his leg, and the whole accident has caused him to be more upbeat and positive.

LuchaWorld, Voices of Wrestling and LV all have recaps of this week’s Lucha Underground

Segunda Caida reviews Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero vs Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza

LV reviews this past week’s CMLL C3 show, which was pretty fun.

Chavo Guerrero talks about his importance in Lucha Underground.

Stigma is surprised and honored to be on the FantasticaMania tour.

Lineups

DTU (SAT) 12/20/2014 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Galaxy & Star Boy vs Joven Maravilla & Maremoto Jr. and Corazon Latino & Jhonki and Astro Satanico & King Lion [relevos suicidas]
losers face off the next day in Poza Rica.
2) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony vs El Chet, El Junior, Nene and Aero Power, Angel Azul, Ferrari Ultimo Generacion
3) Artikus & Lanzeloth vs Gremlin & Vengador and Crazy King & Meido Extremo and Cotty Santiago & Low Rider
4) Jinzo & Rocky Lobo vs ? & ?? [DTU NEXO, final]
Winner of Black Fire & Slayer Pack and Crazy Boy & Nino Hamburuguesa
5) Drastik Boy © vs Hacker, Septimo Dragon, Aero Boy, Chica Ye-Ye, Príncipe Halcón [DTU AI]
6) Paranoiko © vs Shiryu, Rocky Santana, Super Mega, ? [DTU CONSAGRADO]
7) Ovett vs Ángel o Demonio [hair]
8) Violento Jack © vs Cíclope [DTU]
a match with no mat

The big show for the DTU tour is at Arena Lopez Mateos. I actually think Black Fire & Slayer Pack are going to get to the finals, since they actually got a tag team name (4×4) and all. That would slide Crazy Boy into the Consagrado match and Nino Hamburuguesa replacing whoever inevitable no-shows. Violento Jack has been doing matches that have turned into no mat matches every since picking that up in his trip to Japan, so this time this mat just gets removed ahead of time.

Lucha Memes (SUN) 12/21/2014 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Crazy Romano & Obscuro vs Dragon Negro & Gato De Ecatepec
2) Mike Segura vs Freelance
3) Fly Star & Karma vs Alfa (IWRG) & Fulgor I and Fulgor II & Omega (IWRG)
4) Miss Gaviota vs Juana La Loca, Estrella Divina, Loba De Fuego, Demasiado
5) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Herodes Jr. & Metálico
6) Astro Rey Jr., Benji Maverick, Kastigador, Psico Kid vs Leo (IWRG), Mike, Rafy, Teelo
7) Arez, Belial, Impulso, Keira vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro, Oficialito AK47
8) Negro Navarro & Qué Monito vs Judas el Traidor & Zacarias
mascot must be involved in winning submission or pinfall

Full card for next Sunday’s show. Busy weekend for indy shows, Christmas week usually has a few more. Of note, Judas el Traidor replaces Black Terry in the mascot match. Lucha Memes says Black Terry will be back on future shows.

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12/13-14 lucha times

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I finally deleted the Monterrey section. I’m still recording it and will probably continue as long as something is airing in that slot, but it’s been reruns since August now and there’s no sign of anything else happening.

== AAA ==

DF part 2:

== Lucha Underground ==

A Unique Oppurtinty

Cueto plans a 10-way match and a Boyle Heights Battle Royal; Cueto promises a valuable prize for two luchadores.

That’s the whole show – the two matches and the prize.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: Infierno en el Ring! The trailer has the top 3 matches, which doesn’t say much for the cage match length.

Azteca: a really lackluster show you shouldn’t bother watching

52MX: Rey Cometa vs Sagrado.

Claro: Marco vs Terrible and the top rope

C3: Dragon Lee vs Virus! Also other matches but that should be good enough.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Rush vs Niebla, if it stays on track. There’s no schedule posted even for tomorrow as I write this, so no idea when/if this will air.

Terra Sunday: Atlantis, Sombra, Marco vs Casas, Shocker, Thunder. Seems like a skippable show.

== IWRG ==

IWRG (LAS/AYM): It’s possible I’ve found a way to get both shows, but am still figuring that out. At any rate, this should be Danny Casas/Oficial 911 focused.

(below, let’s see what it looks like when I just cut and paste the chart.)

 
Air Time Tape Date Potential Lineup
CMLL on FOX SPORTS
MEX FS2: 12/13: 12:30-1:30p CT
12/05 Mexico Dragón Rojo Jr., Super Porky, Titán vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Vangellys
La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Thunder
Felino vs Marco Corleone, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr., Terrible,
Shocker, Bárbaro Cavernario, Rey Bucanero, Máximo, Blue Panther [cage, hair]
AAA
Televisa: 12/13: 3:30-5p CT
UTDN: 12/18: 7:30-9:00p CT
11/28 DF Bengala, Drago, Niño Hamburguesa vs Carta Brava Jr., Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan
Faby Apache & Ivelisse vs Sexy Star & Taya Valkyrie
Fénix & Myzteziz vs Pentagón Jr. & Zema Ion
Lucha Underground 1×7
El Rey: 12/17: 7-8p CT
Unimas: 12/20: 3-4p CT
10/04 Temple 10 man elimination match
10 man battle royal
surprise match
CMLL on Azteca (US)
Azteca: 12/13 4-5p CT
11/28 Mexico Felino vs Rey Bucanero [lightning]
Bárbaro Cavernario, Shocker, Vangellys vs Blue Panther, Máximo, Super Porky
Terrible, Thunder, Último Guerrero vs Atlantis, La Máscara, Volador Jr.
CMLL on 52MX
US 12/13: 9-10a CT
MEX 12/13: 8-9p CT
12/02 GDL Kráneo, Morphosis, Olímpico vs Stuka Jr., Super Porky, Tritón
Rey Cometa vs Sagrado [lightning]
Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero vs Atlantis, Máximo, Volador Jr.
CMLL on Claro Sports
MEX 12/13: 11a-12n CT
12/07 Mexico Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hombre sin Nombre, Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca
Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., La Máscara vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Pólvora
Marco Corleone vs Terrible
CMLL on Cadena3
12/13: 7-9p CT
12/09 Mexico Magnus, Metatrón, Star Jr. vs Artillero, Metálico, Súper Comando
Fuego, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Kamaitachi
Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Felino, Puma, Tiger
Virus © vs Dragon Lee [CMLL SL]
Bárbaro Cavernario, Euforia, Hechicero vs Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Sombra
CMLL on TVC Deportes (Puebla)
12/15: 4-6p ET
11/03 Puebla Arkalis, Black Tiger, Flyer vs Akuma, Fuerza Chicana, Policeman
Demus 3:16, Pierrothito, Saurón vs Asturiano, Stukita, Último Dragoncito
Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro vs Hombre sin Nombre, Tiger, Virus
Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
Rush vs Mr. Niebla
CMLL on Terra
12/14: 5-7ish p CT
12/14 Mexico Bengala & Sensei vs Akuma & Inquisidor
Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora
Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
Dragón Rojo Jr. vs Pólvora [lightning]
Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Vangellys
Atlantis, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Thunder
IWRG on AYM Sports/LAS
AMY 12/13: 3-5p
LAS 12/14: 11-1a
AYM 12/15: 9-11p
All times unreliable
12/10 IWRG Galaxy & Sky Ángel vs Payaso De Plata & Payaso Extremo
Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star, Hip Hop Man
Danger King, Dr. Cerebro, Orión vs Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Metaleón

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WWA, Alberto to ROH, Mil wins in Japan

WWA (FRI) 12/05/2014 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California [El Mexicano]
1) Black Spider, Extasis, Memo Velasquez b Animaniac, Enfermero Jr., Mr. Maldito
2) Lady Apache b Datura [WWA Women]
Advertised as a WWA Women’s title match, but not mentioned in the news report. Dunno. Would be a vacant title match.
3) Cotton Candy b Perfecto [WWA EXOTICO]
Listed as a title match, but appeared to be for trophy and not a defended championship. Casandro & Rubi Gardenia were listed and didn’t appear, with Perfecto replacing.
4) Octagoncito (original) © b Piratita Morgan [WWA MINI]
Lobito was the last known Minis champion in 2012. Octagoncito lost the title to the previous champion, Mascarita Plateada in 2011 but magically has the belt back. Billed as a title being retained.
5) Bestia 666 & Damián 666 b Rayman & Rey Horuz [WWA TAG]
vacant title. Rayman & Rayo Jr. were the last known champions in 2012, though there was supposed to be a tournament for them on a July show in Tijuana. Rey Hourz turned on his partner.
6) Atlantis b Negro Casas [WWA JLH]
vacant title. Matches were supposed to be Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero and Negro Casas vs Diamante Azul, but they were combined into one after UG and Azul were booked on Infierno en el Ring.

Didn’t draw well, probably not helped by the random title matches and people figuring out they weren’t going to deliver on the advertised main event.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

No IWRG results from last night but the pictures are cool.

This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter (suscriber only) updated Alberto’s plans. A video introducing Alberto was supposed to air on ROH’s PPV this past weekend, but it did not arrive on time. Alberto will work serval shows for January in ROH. (I read that as he’s working a lot in January but it’s unclear.) Alberto is supposed to work for Lucha Underground but is said not to have signed a contract yet, and Bellator did talk to him on Sunday (after failing to get CM Punk.)

Last night’s CMLL Informa included Soberano & Star pushing for a mask match. Felino talked about his hair loss and Mistico talked about his return, but still would not state a date. That situation is confusing, and my best guess is he’s not cleared yet to return but they wanted to have him to just say something on the Infierno en el Ring show. The Guadalajara move to Sundays was mentioned late in the show; earlier, JCR said Guadalajara would be running on Tuesdays, Fridays and still Sunday, which conflicts with what people in Guadalajara had been saying. Angelito being hurt was mentioned so quick you would’ve missed it (and had no idea what happened.)

Tercera Caida had another highlight heavy edition of the show; they still had to catch up on the All Elite shows. Teelo and Leo of the IWRG Ninja Turtles were the guest hosts and talked more after the show. Dinamic Black and Guerrero WMC were guests late in the show to hype their mask match late in the week, only Guerrero WMC forgot his mask and had to wear a Monje one. I don’t like WMC’s chances of winning.

CaraLuchas announced Negro Navarro vs Hechicero for Navarro’s FLLM Master Championship, which Black Terry Jr. had mentioned was coming a while back. Super Nova also defends his title against Trauma II.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Dinastia talks about his title defense.

Video feature on DTU’s show in Xalapa.

Mascara Sagrada Jr. returned to Arena Aficion wearing his mask, again. He lost it there in 2010 and has just continued wearing whenever he shows up there. It’s more confusing why the promoters use him, since he’s only Mascara Sagrada Jr. and the only people who are dedicate enough to come those shows are the ones who are going to be annoyed by such things (as the recap illustrates.)

Guerrero Maya Jr. wants to face the winner of Monday’s tag title match (Mascara/Maximo vs Casas/Shocker) no matter what happens in his title defense against Hechicero & Cavernario.

LV has reviews of 11/26/14 IWRG and 12/07/14 IWRG.

SuperLuchas look back at past December 11 shows, including a win for Hipopotamo Wiggins. Picture of Hipopotamo included.

Lucha Libre in Japan

12/11 Tokyo Gurentai: Mil Mascaras [O], Terry Funk, Masakatsu Funaki b NOSAWA Rongai [X], Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Kaz Hayashi – Mil Mascaras won with a plancha, of course.

Marcela and Syuri had a press conference for the title match they’re having tomorrow that you’ve already forgotten about. Also, Goya Kong and Muneca de Plata were eating during the press conference, and demanding their four opponents weight in before facing them to see if they combined measure up to the Mexican pair.

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Lucha Underground 1×7 (2014-12-10): “The Top Of The Ladder”

roll with it

the matches

King Cuerno b Super Fly (3:27, “the thrill of the hunt” or maybe it’s “the Big Game”)

Chavo Guerrero b Fenix (5:43, frog splash)

Johnny Mundo defeated Big Ryck and Prince Puma in a $100,000 ladder match (19:34)

the developments

Danny Trejo came for the ladder match, unlike Kurt and Alfedo. They are not as tough as Machete.

Super Fly debuted. In the alternate universe of Lucha Underground, he’s still a tecnico, still part of Fuerza Aerea (who picked him to be here) and still masked. He lost to Cuerno, who’s finisher may have been renamed. Drago watched from the perch, and Cuerno looked at him while finishing off Super Fly.

Pentagon is bad for your bones

Vignettes aired for Pentagon Jr. – who traveled to Japan to learn all sorts of evilness involving breaking bones – and (Brian) Cage. Cage’s was more MMA/big focused, pushing himi as heel who was different than the Mexican luchadors.

Pentagon Jr. and Sexy Star cornered their partners from last week. A Pentagon Jr. trip led to Chavo Guerrero beating Fenix. Sexy Star threatened Chavo after the match, saying Demon would be back soon. There was a dueling “Let’s go Fenix”, “Let’s go Chavo” chant.

Mundo still had the key prior to the ladder match. Ryck was not confident the ladders would support him and uneasy climbing them; Cisco & Castro got involved as much to climb the ladder for him as they were to beat up Puma & Mundo. Cisco took huge falls, including being sent off the post into two tables on the floor. Puma was taken out by being sent out of the ring and thru a table. When it seemed Mundo was gong to win, a man in a Pentagon mask ran out to stop him. It wasn’t Pentagon, but someone the announcers had scene around the Temple but could not identify. Mundo was able to fight Ryck’s goons off and get the briefcase.

Cueto demanded Mundo give him back his key. Mundo thought about it, punched Cueto, and dropped the Key on him.

All the gifs for the show are on imgur and the ten that could fit are over on tumblr.

thoughts

could’ve been worse, Johnny could’ve done a podcast about it

They did a good job of keeping the Cuerno/Drago issue going. Drago looks cool just standing there. Super Fly doesn’t seem to have a big role here but he did look good in his big dive.

Chavo Guerrero kept the young Mexican flyer from pulling off most of his exciting offense, this seems vaguely familiar. To be fair, it built well to the end with Fenix getting in some big spots, and it took Pentagon Jr. interfering to cost him the meatch. The end game here is still Demon/Chavo.

Ladder match was great. Mundo and Puma did some creative spots, Cisco and Castro took a lot of beating, and Ryck was used smartly like the Street fight. The new guy – who appears to be “Bael” (B-Boy) based on the taping results – didn’t have much of an impactful debut considering how ineffective he turned out to be, but that’s a minor grievance in a good match.

Johnny Mundo is on the lineup for the next show. That one is going to be harder to explain.

Cards on the table: I was pretty sure Cage was the guy Dario was talking to weeks ago, the guy who Dario is keeping hidden away by the key. Maybe he still is, but introducing him in the vignette suggests he may have a different role. Guess we find out together.

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Virus remains king, Coliseo Tag titles, Lucha Underground 22 minute ladder match

CMLL (TUE) 12/09/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000 b Aéreo & Angelito
Straight falls. Angelito took a backdrop onto his head in the second fall and was stretchered out.
2) Magnus, Metatrón, Star Jr. b Artillero, Metálico, Súper Comando
Metatron replaced Flyer on Monday. Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Fuego, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. DQ Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Kamaitachi
straight falls, Kamaitachi fouling Fuego.
4) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther b Felino, Puma, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3, The Panther submitting Felino
5) Virus © b Dragon Lee [CMLL SL]
Seconds were The Panther & Disturbio. Virus took 2/3 to keep the title. Virus’ eighth defense.
6) Bárbaro Cavernario, Euforia, Hechicero b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Sombra
Sombra was not helpful to his partners, though he did help them in the first and was beat by Cavernario in the third. Rudos took 2/3 and demanded an Arena Coliseo tag title match next week.

Virus kept the title on his 46th birthday. He’s held the title for four years. Match will air Saturday night on Cadena3 around 8:20pm CT – you can see it their YouTube stream.

Angelito’s injury looked bad. Angelito took a backdrop high in the air, didn’t turn over, and landed right on his head. It was ugly; I watched it once and didn’t want to watch it again. CMLL posted video of the injury, but it was taken down by YouTube for being too gross. There’s no public update on his health, but the word going around they’re taking a look at everything today but it was more scary than destructive. Hopefully today’s CMLL Informa will have an update

The preview for tonight’s Lucha Underground show

The Top Of The Ladder
Prince Puma, Johnny Mundo and Big Ryck fight each other; the first Luchador to climb the ladder will claim Cueto’s prize.

Today’s Lucha Underground is one of two episodes where I didn’t get a show report, so can’t give you a match listing. We know the ladder match is happening and Chavo and Fenix have said they’ll have a match on the show today. There’s probably not a lot more. Lucha Underground has been a 44 minute show of late (up a couple minutes from the premiere), the ladder match is said to be 22 minutes long, and everything’s got to fit in the rest of the show. Maybe some vignettes, maybe a third match along the lines of Muertes/Famous B last week, and probably segments just long enough that they can run commercials in between them. If you’re watching the show live, figure on the first half of the show having more breaks than usual to let the ladder match go full out.

Next week is the final Lucha Underground show of the year. They’ve got a month’s worth to air to start 2015 and mentioned they’ll start talking about the next set of tapings in January.

Sexy Star talks to Variety Latino about her Lucha Underground character.

Sunday’s final ever show at Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi was filled with 10 man tags to allow everyone one more moment, and filled with fans in the stands. It was far more than the 5% capacity the weekly shows were getting, though notable that even the final show couldn’t fill up the arena. Nothing is truly final until they tear down the arena – Arena Coliseo Acapulco is back running shows again next week – but everyone seems to have responded like this was an end of era.

TerceraCaida is on today at 5pm. +LuchaTV has lots of highlights of Sunday’s Naucalpan’s show and last week’s Lucha Libre Boom show, like Myzteziz/Heavy Metal vs Dr. Wagner/Averno highlights.

LuchaWorld reviews Lucha Azteca 11/29/14.

Segunda Caida reviews Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza, Toscano vs Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Taichi and LATV 07/27/14

LV reviews this past Sunday’s CMLL on Terra show.

Rey Bucanero is #1 in CMLL’s top 10 this week. Star Jr. is #10. No respect for Cholo!

LuchaMemes added Loba de Fuego vs Miss Gaviota vs Estrella Divina vs Juana La Loca vs El Demiasiado in a lumberjack match in it’s 12/21 show.

SuperLuchas writes about a Sangre Chicana and Satanico draw and other results from past December 10ths. There was an end of the year show where EMLL had four people lose their hair – and then five actually lost because the Chicana/Satanico draw. And this year Felino beat Rey Bucanero.

Many AAA luchadors visited the offices of La Magia de un Deseo (Mexico version of make a wish) for an early Christmas party with children.

Hell Boy took Astro Man’s mask in Puebla.

A collection of Rosalio Vera lucha libre photos are being displayed in Warsaw, Poland.

Alberto says he’s headed to Monterrey on 12/28.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 12/14/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxy vs Atomik Star
2) Centvrión, Pantera I, Suicida vs Hip Hop Man, Liderk, Rayan
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, Imposible, Oficial AK47
4) Black Terry & Negro Navarro vs Trauma I & Trauma II
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Relámpago, Toscano vs Chicano, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly
6) Danny Casas vs Oficial 911 [mask]

Main event is all Oficial Ak-47’s fault (since he no-showed the match that got Danny into this feud.) Most rudo thing he’s done, and somehow he’s back to work the Ninja Turtles.

Terry/Navaro vs Traumas is happening here.

Pantera I! Pantera I, at least under that name, has not wrestled in IWRG since January 2000. Pantera has I died since the last time he wrestled in Arena Naucalpan! Also Mike Suicida Segura has now been excommunicated from IWRG (for working somewhere else) and brought back now for about six straight years. And Centvrion hasn’t exactly been a regular this year either, it’s quite a trio.

CMLL (TUE) 12/16/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & El Rebelde
2) Aéreo, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Universo 2000
3) Soberano Jr., Star Jr., Starman vs Cholo, Metálico, Ramstein
4) Blue Panther Jr. vs Sangre Azteca [lightning]
5) Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. © vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Hechicero [Arena Coliseo TAG]
6) Rey Cometa, Super Porky, Valiente vs Ephesto, Hombre sin Nombre, Mephisto

This is not the first time the Arena Coliseo Tag Team Champion has been defended in Arena Mexico, but the Arena Coliseo Tag title has always been defended in Arena Mexico. It’s never changed hands in the four previous matches during this title era. It also should be the main event if they’re doing Nuevo Valores Martes.

Cholo & Metalico vs Soberano & Star Jr. appears on this feud. Maybe they’re just trying to speed it up to get it done in time for whatever, but if CMLL was intended to do a notable show for 3 King’s Day, that’s a Tuesday this year.

CMLL (TUE) 12/16/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Brillante & Reycko vs El Yaqui & Satara
2) Esfinge, Leo, Omar Brunetti vs Canelo Casas, Puma, Tiger
3) Princesa Sugehit vs Zeuxis [lightning]
4) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Gallo, Stuka Jr., Titán
5) Atlantis, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible

Speaking of people returning from the dead, it’s Mr. Niebla! Niebla, last see passed out by the barricade in Arena Mexico on November 7th, got a six week timeout this time. Hope his knee is better.

Canelo needs to watch his partners and learn. He should bring a notepad and take some notes.

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