Shocker/Atlantis, Niebla on break, luchador determines company signing his paycheck is best

CMLL (MON) 11/10/2014 Arena 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.

There’s also a preview for Thursday’s All Elite show in the same building. Zumbi believes Rush will be a good partner. I believe Rush will probably end up kicking Zumbi in the face (especially since Sombra’s on the other side.) Luchas 2000 continues to hype the shows.

Alberto’s match from the recent Wrestle-1 show has turned up on DailyMotion. The AAA/Alberto main evented show in Nuevo Laredo last night was said to be a full house.

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.)

The Mil Mascaras/Dos Caras 11/30 Arena Coliseo Monterrey show has been postponed (but not canceled!) until February. They’ve got a new lineup with many of the same people and a Park, Wagner, Solitario three way. In totally unrelated news, LuchaMania Monterrey’s second show – scheduled for 2024 – has been posted (but not canceled.)

Lucha Underground posted the first minute of the Fenix/Pentagon/Drago match as a teaser for tomorrow’s episode.

Myzteziz confirms that AAA is the best wrestling company in the world.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania, and KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews Barbaro Cavernario vs Rey Cometa.

CMLL has their highlight video and their top 10, where Blue Panther is #1 and Star Jr. is #10.

BxB Fly has highlights of the IWRG New Years Day show and IWRG 01/05/14.

El Antuan lost his mask in Jalisco.


No Puebla lineup yet, but Atlantis/Shocker is obviously the main event.

IWRG (WED) 11/12/2014 Arena 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!

IWRG is also teasing Rayo de Jalisco for Sunday’s show.

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11/08-09 lucha videos

No new IWRG this week. And of course no Terra.

11/04 Ultimo Pitzao: – Pentagon Jr. & Hijo del Fantasma being interviews on a talk show. Host elects to take a chop from Pentagon Jr. It does not end well for him.

11/05 CMLL Informa:

11/08 WWC:
11/09 WWC:

11/09 La Lucha se Le Hace:

11/09 Republica Deportiva lucha libre tournament:

YouTube Playlist:

AAA on Televisa: 2014-11-08
taped 2014-10-12 @ Domo San Luis, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí
1) Angélico vs Jack Evans, Joe Lider, Hijo del Fantasma ©, Bengala, Aerostar, Súper Fly, Steve Pain for the AAA World Cruiserweight Championship
2) Myzteziz vs La Parka, Blue Demon Jr., Australian Suicide, Zorro, Pentagón Jr., Fénix, Villano IV for the Copa Antonio Pena and in a lumberjack rules match

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-11-08
taped 2014-11-04 @ Arena México
1) Esfinge, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Hijo del Signo, Metálico
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit vs La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Stellar Moments
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Vangellys
4) Blue Panther, Dragón Rojo Jr., La Sombra vs Mephisto, Rey Bucanero, Terrible

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-11-08
taped 2014-10-31 @ Arena México
1) La Máscara, La Sombra, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Pólvora
Mid Show Intro
2) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Thunder
3) Rush vs Último Guerrero

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-11-08
taped 2014-10-24 @ Arena México
Full Show:
1) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
2) Máximo vs Rey Escorpión in a lightning match
3) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-11-09
taped 2014-10-28 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo & Sky Kid vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Tiger

CMLL Puebla: 2014-11-10
taped 2014-10-13 @ Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis & Rey Samuray vs Centauro de Fuego & Rey Apocalipsis
2) Black Tiger, Milenium, Robin vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Fuerza Chicana, Nitro
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Olímpico, Puma, Tiger
4) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
5) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente

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11/30 AAA TV Lineup (Tuxtla Guiterrez)

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!

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Canis Lupus/Eterno vs Golden Magic/Super Nova, Sombra to NJPW

amigos! photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 11/09/2014 Arena 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.

La Sombra was announced for the NJPW World Tag League from 11/22 to 12/07. Sombra’s teaming with Naito, Sombra will be taking every single pinfall, and they’re finishing in the bottom half of their group. Let’s move onto the important stuff: how this changes CMLL booking!

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

Already Announced
1) Ultimo Guerrero
2) Barbaro Cavernario

Locks (should be assumed every year unless injury)
3) Okumura
4) La Sombra
5) Rush
6) Mascara Dorada
7) Maximo
8) Mistico

trios title friends
9) Euforia
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.

Segunda Caida watches Leo, Metatrón, Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Bárbaro Cavernario, Skándalo


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.

CMLL (SUN) 11/16/2014 Arena México
1) Flyer & Sensei vs Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Soberano Jr., Star Jr., Starman vs Cholo, Metálico, Ramstein
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Sangre Azteca
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Fuego, Máximo vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Pierroth, Shocker
5) Titán © vs Pólvora [MEX WELTER]
Titan’s sixth defense
6) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Mephisto, Negro Casas

Back at Arena Mexico for no reason

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.


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great match roundup, week of 2014-08-30

Good/Great/Excellent matches

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-08-30
taped 2014-08-26 @ Arena México
Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Boby Zavala, Kráneo, Tiger: [GOOD]

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-08-30
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-08-30
(still on TripleMania)

Matches To Watch Later

CMLL Puebla: 2014-08-31
taped 2014-08-04 @ Arena Puebla
Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Espíritu Maligno:
Rey Escorpión vs Máscara Dorada, Ángel de Oro, Dragón Rojo Jr., Stigma, Stuka Jr., Gran Guerrero, Misterioso Jr., Puma, Ripper in a CMLL’s Reyes del Aire Tournament match:

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-08-31
taped 2014-08-27 @ Arena Naucalpan
Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo © vs Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno for the Mexico State Tag Team Championship:

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-09-01
taped 2014-08-31 @ Arena Naucalpan
Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Trauma I, Hijo De Dos Caras, Veneno, LA Park, Demon Clown, Oficial AK47, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 in a ladder match:

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Alberto Freed?, Titan/Polvora again, DTU

DTU (SAT) 11/08/2014 Plaza de las Americas, Pachuca, Hidalgo [DTU, Tercera Caida]
1) Artikus & Lanzeloth b Jimmy & Kevin [DTU NEXO, quarterfinal]
2) Black Fire & Slayer Pack b Jhonky & Ovett [DTU NEXO, quarterfinal]
Ovett switched teams to replace Angel o Demonio
3) Jinzo & Rocky Lobo b Cíclope & Miedo Extremo [DTU NEXO, quarterfinal]
4) Crazy Boy & Niño Hamburguesa b Paranoiko & Violento Jack [DTU NEXO, quarterfinal]
Nino Hamburugesa replaced Ovett.
5) Drastik Boy © b Aero Boy, Low Rider [DTU AI]
Low Rider was added to the main event in his first DTU match in four years. Fourth defense by Drastick Boy

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.

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 11/09/2014 Arena 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) 11/09/2014 Arena 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.

Alberto el Patron says he and WWE have reached a deal and he’s completely free to work wherever going forward. This is a little bit iffy because Alberto tried to send a message out explaining this in English and it didn’t quite say the same or make any sense, but this is also the story everyone’s been expecting. If everything is set as it sounds, then Alberto appearances in US should be announced very shortly, including Lucha Underground.

Rob has a massive Mascara Dorada highlight video in one two parts

Blue Demon Jr. is out injured, so La Parka will replace him on Monday’s show in Nuevo Laredo.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of today’s IWRG show.

LuchaWorld has the latest edition of their podcast with a lot of Lucha Underground talk (Kurt watched it!!!) and KrisZ’s news update.

BxB Fly has highlights of TxT 05/11/13 and IWRG vs AULL from 09/24/14

Super Libre had an interview with Canek.

SuperLuchas 536 focuses on this upcoming week’s UFC show.

Segunda Caida reviews week 2 of Lucha Underground.

Ohtani’s Jacket starts writing about the El Dandy/La Fiera feud.

Dr. Cerebro vs Jeque has been added to the 11/23 Coliseo Coacalco show.

El Dandy was honored at this weekend’s Arena Roberto Paz show.

A brief story on the Toy Museum’s lucha libre exhibit and hall of fame.

DJ Spectro writes about the end of Mora promotions in Mexico City, when they couldn’t run a show because the ring was missing.


CMLL (SUN) 11/16/2014 Arena 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.

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Guerreros defeat Ingobernables, CMLL signals cage match to come

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 11/07/2014 Arena 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.

Dark Angel did participate in her match.

AAA’s TV show will air just two matches today: the 8 way cruiserweight title match and the 8 way Copa Antonio Pena match from Heroes Inmortales.

A movie is being made on the La Parkita, Espectrito and their murderers.

BxB Fly has highlights of 07/28/14 Puebla, 07/29/14 Guadalajara, and 08/03/14 Coliseo

Segunda Caida reviews Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero.

SuperLuchas looks at different latex masks.

Taya is unconcerned with whoever’s the mystery person in her DF match.


CMLL (FRI) 11/14/2014 Arena 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) 11/15/2014 Arena 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

Those are some very interesting top two matches.

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CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-08-23

heavyweight champion at work (not the masked guy)


taped 2014-08-15 @ Arena México

Universal Tournament notes: there are no good notes. I did end up watching the Azteca version, but I don’t think the extra 4-5 minutes would have made this any less a waste of life.


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