Sky Team keep trios titles, Espectrum unmasked, Kamaitachi out

Espectrum unmasked/photo by CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL, Fuego en el Ring]
1) Mercenario & Mr. Brisa b Capitan Cobra & Mr. Apolo
2) Nube Roja & Toro Negro b El Chakal & Évola
3) Metatrón & Reycko b Joker & Sádico
4) Pepe Aguayo, Pitbull I, Pitbull II DQ Exterminador, Flash I, Maléfico [Relevos Increíbles]
Pepe worked as a rudo. Extreamindor was caught fouling Pepe for the DQ.
5) Espectrum L Esfinge, Sansón, Gallo, Ráfaga, Forastero, Rey Trueno, Magnum, Flash II, Infierno, El Cuatrero, Virgo [cage, mask, hair]
Luchadors must have stayed in for 5 minutes before escaping. Match came down to Gallo, Espectrum and Esfinge. Gallo escaped, and Esfinge beat Espectrum with a bridging cradle for the win. Espectrum was unmasked as Gerardo Alférez Robledo, 32 years old, 8 years a wrestler.

Espectrum just turned back up three weeks ago, so not a big surprise he was unmasked. CMLL’s talked about putting up matches from Guadalajara on YouTube. It’ll be interesting if they put up Esfinge’s big win and if it has any affect on his En Busca de un Idolo standing.

CMLL (MON) 06/15/2015 Arena Puebla [CMLL, El Popular]
1) Astral, Astro, Principe Diamante b Ares, Demus 3:16, Mini Joker
Principe Diamante’s CMLL debut here – he’s appeared on All Elite shows previously.
2) Lestat, Pegasso, Starman b Disturbio, King Jaguar, Policeman
Lestat beat Disturbio.
3) Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma
Stigma was hurt in the third fall.
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush DQ Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Sombra fouled Gran Guerrero.
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. © b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión [CMLL TRIOS]
Tecnicos took 1/3. Rey Escorpion dropped Mistico with his package piledriver in the second, and Mistico was taken to the locker room, but heroically returned in the third fall to give his team the win. Sky Team’s second defense.

Kamaitachi is off this week’s shows, removed from tonight’s show (Hechicero replaces) and Sunday (Okumura.) Naito’s blog mentions Kamaitachi didn’t work out Monday after returning from losing the Oaxaca title match and seemed to be depressed, then later told Naito he’d been working thru an injury for two months. Naito mentions the injury, but the translation is totally unclear. Naito was surprised Kamaitachi had been working thru it for long. Kamaitachi later told Naito that he was fine, but it sure looks like someone thought otherwise.

A newspaper recap of the Dragon Lee/Kamaitachi match mentions Kamaitachi left on a stretcher, but it would otherwise read as a guy selling a piledriver at the end of the match.

Today’s new CMLL main event is Mistico, Dragon Lee and Titan versus Ripper, Polvora and Hechicero, with the recap pushing Mistico/Ripper and Lee/Hechicero matchups. The En Busca de un Idolo matches are Canelo Casas vs Delta and Guerrero Maya vs Boby Zavala. Zavala & Maya are the two best luchadors in the match and the two most likely to get thru the second round. This could be the first of three times they face off in this competition.

Disturbio, talking En Busca de un Idolo, says he’s not scared of anyone. He notes he came into CMLL the same time as Delta & Maya but has not gotten the same opportunities.

Averno says the Psycho Circus have to go to the back of the line of challengers, while Chessman says there are no worthy challengers for his Latin American title.

+LuchaTV has Septimo Dragon talking about his FIP title match, Volador and Flamita talking about their latest match, and Pagano and Nicho talking about their upcoming hair match.

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

Angelico & Jack Evans will wrestle at PWG’s Treemendous IV on July 24th. That would make it unlikely TripleMania is that weekend.

AAA’s put up this week’s TV show, which includes the opener which didn’t air on Televisa. AAA hinted at announcing TripleMania information this week; if it’s going to be part of this upcoming week’s TV, we’ll probably hear about it tomorrow.

Segunda Caida reviews last week’s Lucha Underground.

Kcidis draws the Verano de Escandalo winners.

Covers for this week’s Box Y Lucha & Luchas 2000

Johnny Mundo shows you his workout routine.

Lineups

CMLL (SAT) 06/20/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov vs Apocalipsis
2) Robin vs El Rebelde
3) Starman vs Nitro
4) Tritón vs Okumura
5) Super Porky & Valiente vs Kráneo & Ripper
6) Marcela © vs Dalys [CMLL WOMEN]
Marcela’s first defense in this reign.
7) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Rush vs Niebla Roja, Terrible, Vangellys

Diamante Azul back last Friady as the anti-Ingobernable, teaming with Rush this Saturday.

Marcela losing the title would be Terrible.

The version of this card listed on Terra says there’s five singles matches with one more to be added. CMLL.com is sure it’s four matches. Eh.

Robin sure works a lot of Saturdays.

IWRG (SUN) 06/21/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Hijo del Alebrije & Kanon vs Atomic Star & Enigma
2) Metaleón, Mr. Leo, Vortize vs Araña de Plata, Electro Boy, Hip Hop Man
3) Danny Casas, Dragón Celestial, Golden Magic vs Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Imposible
4) Masamune, Pantera, Súper Nova vs Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Veneno © vs Heddi Karaoui [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
first defense

Heddi Karoui always seems to do well and seems to keep a connection with them even when he’s wrestling elsewhere. He seems like a slight favorite.

There’s a dozen different people currently using Enigma, not even including Nygma. It’s not a great name to use.

CMLL (MON) 06/22/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis, Lestat, Rey Samuray vs King Jaguar, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Goya Kong, Lluvia, Marcela vs Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
3) Dragon Lee, Fuego, Tritón vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Virus
4) Atlantis, Delta, Naito vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

Main event is a rematch. Kamaitachi listed as back here, but that could’ve just not been updated.

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06/14 AAA TV Results (Monterey) – Verano de Escandalo 2015

cool finish, little bit of stutter because of the stream…

AAA TV (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León [AAA, MT, SuperLuchas]
Verano de Escandalo, 2015
1) Machine Rocker, Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya Valkyrie b Dinastía, El Elegido, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata
Machine Rocker replaced Parka Negra and now has a white fright wig on top of his mask. Dinastia and Mini Psycho Clown fought a lot (and well) leading into their title match. Rudos surprising won with Machine Rocker submitted Elegido to a crab as Mamba also submitted Faby.
2) Drago b Fénix, Laredo Kid, Daga, Steve Pain, Aerostar, Bengala, Súper Nova, Súper Fly, Hijo del Fantasma [Alas de Oro]
Laredo Kid was the surprise luchador (announced in the match graphic.) Steve Pain also returned (again) to AAA. A nearly non stop high spots match that start with four dives at the same time and hardly slowed down there. There was no specific story to the match, just big spots. Fenix suffered a shoulder injury taking a suplex out of the ring (hitting the apron on the way down – the spot either went wrong or was a really bad idea), tried to continue, and collapsed in pain after a top rope double stomp. He was stretchered out, crying in pain. Match was derailed a little bit while Fenix was taken away, but picked up speed again near the finish. Drago beat Aerostar with his flipping DDT and Dragon’s Tail cradle, similar to the finish of their Best of Five series. Drago was given a giant golden wings trophy.
3) Averno, Chessman, Cibernético b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown © and Electroshock, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra [AAA TRIOS]
Parka Negra was moved from the opener to take Kronos’ place – it’s unclear if he’s meant to be part of the trio before. A chaotic match, sometimes good, sometimes not so good, but about what was expected by this trio. Single fall to a win, ending when Cibernetico fouled Psycho Clown (mostly missed the camera) and Chessman speared Psycho Clown for the win and title change. Psycho Circus fall on their 9th defense, after 28 months as champions. Hellbrothers are 5th champions. All three teams fought on and off after the match. In breaks during the post-match brawling, Monsther demanded a rematch for the trios titles and Psycho Clown challenged Chessman for the Latin American title
4) Angélico & Jack Evans b Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria [cage, hair]
Rules were the first team out would escape, and the entire losing team would lose all their hair. Everyone bled in a bit more of a brawl than the usual Angelico/Jack match. A very good match, second match on the show. Jack had chances to escape, but appeared not to want to leave Angelico behind. All four fought on the top of the cage at the end, two on opposite sides of the ring. Scoria was fouled and crotched on top of the cage by Angelico, and Cuervo was shoved off and fell thru two tables (though mostly just cracked his head on one – both he and Scoria had bad looking head impacts during the match.) Cuervo & Scoria got most of their hair cut off in the ring, then asked for handshakes. Angelico & Jack accepted, and La Secta turned on them and left. (They appeared to get the rest cut off in the back.) Angelico & Jack won a match with a lots of big spots. Both Cuervo & Scoria lost their hair.
5) El Patrón Alberto © DQ Brian Cage [AAA HEAVY]
Blue Demon Jr. and Texano Jr. were seconds and Tirantes was referee. Match very quickly turned into the rudos (Tirantes included) trying to cheat the title away from Alberto and failing repeatedly. Demon was ejected a few minutes in for counting Texano’s interference. Tirantes would fast count for Cage and refuse to count for Alberto. Texano eventually summon Pentagon & Fantasma for support, and they were both thrashed by Alberto. Alberto finally took out Tirantes with his head kick and put Cage in the armbar, who tapped with no referee. Cage escaped, give Alberto a foul and F5’ed him on the belt. Piero, who had turned up on stage too soon and tried to turn invisible, then ran down to make the count and did count 3 for Cage. He immediately signaled a DQ win for Alberto. Rudos stomped Alberto and buried him under an American flag. In a post show interview with the media, Alberto claimed he told AAA he wanted a cage match with hair on the line with Brian Cage, or he’d quit the company.
6) La Parka, Myzteziz, Rey Mysterio Jr. b El Mesías, Johnny Mundo, Pentagón Jr.
Rey entered with a Terminator and had a Terminator themed outcome. A lot of La Parka comedy (including some well timed stuff when a spot got botched.) Myzteziz suffered a right leg injury but finished the match. Rey Mysterio Jr. won with a leaping off the middle rope Canadian Destroyer on Pentagon Jr. Mundo and Mysterio had a very brief staredown post match.

Air Date: 06/27 and 07/04

Alas de Oro is worth the price of the show alone, unless you’re completely uninterested in the style. It’s better than last year’s TripleMania 10 way and the 10 way on Lucha Underground, even with Fenix’s injury (and he wasn’t the only one who was probably hurt.) There were so many things going on that it was hard to keep track of them, but it was about as good as you’re going to get with that style. Both Steve Pain and Laredo Kid shined in their debut. (Laredo’s name was actually listed on the prematch graphic, but it was up and down too quick to notice.) If anything, there was so much going on that it’s hard to remember few individual spots, just the overall feeling of amazement.

Fenix’s injury is said to be an injured clavicle which will keep him out weeks, according to SLP promotion Juniors. They’re promoting a show on 07/01, so Fenix is at least out that long (though he wasn’t listed on the last card they posted.) The spot where he got hurt on made no sense and I have no idea what was supposed to happen.

The cage match is also worth going out of your way to see. Like their TV match this week, it’s a brawl where Angelico & Jack work in a bit of their normal moves. They built in good drama even though it never quite seemed like La Secta were going to win.

The opener and the trios title match were about what they expected. Machine Rocker took a spectacular bump in the opener and it was surprising to see him to beat Elegido (especially in Monterrey.) They did a lot of stuff in the trios title match, some of which went well. It definitely would’ve been more coherent as a 3v3 match, but the crowd seemed to enjoy it. Parka Negra as a Holocausto member seemed to work well enough for them to keep doing it, but it wasn’t sure if that was the plan.

This could be a pivotal moment for the Psycho Circus. Psycho Clown challenging Chessman for the Latin American championship, if it actually happens, makes a lot of sense: it explains why it was important not to have Demon just win the title back, and it gives the title a chance to be the secondary title for the guys who aren’t in the world title picture but need wins to be ready to be part of it later on. (If Alberto is just going to be defending the heavyweight title about 3 times a year against a foreign menace, there’s a big gap to be filled.) Psycho Clown’s plateaued and even dropped down a little bit after TripleMania because of the influx of new names and being relegated back into the trios title picture, but a feud with Chessman might give him a spotlight again.

The title match was aggravating, but I think AAA would say it was intended to be aggravating. Alberto did a post show interview where Alberto declared he’ll leave AAA unless they give him Cage in a cage with hair (and maybe the title) on the line. That was their big angle for TripleMania. It just felt like the usual AAA Tiranates overbooking during the show. It left me not wanting not to see the match again, and just generally disappointing.  There’s definitely reason to something to build a rematch, but they did so many different interference/Tirantes spots and it was just kind of absurd. Alberto was a superman who should’ve won nine times over, Tirantes was the guy getting all the heat, and Cage could’ve been Parka Negra or Machine Rocker for all he meant to the match – only he’s the guy they’re expecting the fans pay to see beat. There’s no real reason for Alberto to want a rematch, he won the match and nearly won it cleanly despite tremendous handicaps, but it’s happening because it’s happening.

Alberto also really needed to do that rematch promo during the show, so the whole thing wouldn’t have ended as flat. This was a quick moving AAA show, finishing under three hours, but the crowd seemed to lose energy after the title match and maybe that could’ve brought them back.

(The Tirantes heel ref stuff needs to go away, but it’s needed to go away for years and AAA’s just stubborn on that point. Can they at least change how they do it? Match would’ve been drastically improved by just having Piero start the match to start, and then Tirantes taking his place as the replacement referee when Piero gets taken out. AAA always does it where Tirantes cheats for the rudo, gets taken out and Piero is the second ref coming in. Just like how AAA always has the rudos do a billion cheap shots, none actually work, and then the finish is 10 seconds after someone’s finally thought to do a foul. Maybe try mixing it up a bit.)

The main event didn’t help. Rey’s entrance and gear was great, but the match itself felt like it had the intensity of a house show main event. It was going to have a hard time following the previous matches even if it was good, and it was a match with a lot of La Parka comedy instead. They did the briefest of teases of Mundo versus Rey after the match, but the Lucha World Cup also accomplished that. The idea probably was to get fans used to seeing Mundo by having him here, but he was so inconsequential to the match that it diminished the specialness of seeing him if you already knew who he was.

There’s a behind the scenes article on Rey’s Terminator mask on enuhito’s blog.

There was no mention of TripleMania in front of the crowd. No date, no location, no video just teasing the concept. It’s possible the show may have been meant to end with something like that (and it does read as if they expect to announce it this week.) It ended with a “poor signal” message instead. The feed itself declined in quality during the last hour of the show and the main event was bordering on unwatchable at times. The VOD for these shows has been simply a recording of the live broadcast on previous iPPV; hopefully they put up a cleaner version this time.

The recently elected governor of Nuevo Leon was at the show. They announced his presence while setting up the cage.

Next taping is 06/27 in Orizaba, with the Mini Psycho Clown/Dinastia title match. If it’s like their match here, it’ll be great. If it’s like the Heavyweight title match (and the last Dinastia title match was similarly filled with interference), then it’ll be a little disappointing.

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Flamita defeats Volador in MOTYC, Terrible Cerberos win trios titles

photo by Black Terry Jr.

CaraLuchas (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Mano a Mano]
1) Flyer b Aramis
Aramis prize for finishing second in Bestario I. Good match.
2) Fly Star, Rayo Star, Sky Man, Toxin Boy b Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo
3) Andy Boy, Danger King, Guerrero Mixtico b Flama Roja, Toro Negro Jr., Wasson
Money thrown in.
4) Trauma I & Trauma II b Misterioso Jr. & Terrible
Trauma I won after pulling Misterioso’s mask and rolling him up.
5) Flamita b Volador Jr. Highlights Volador Jr. vs Flamita 14/06/15 (posted by tvluchadelpasado) Volador vs Flamita (posted by thegladiatores.com)
Said to be one of the best matches of the year. Flamita surprised Volador with a Canadian Destroyer for the win. Flamita asked for a title match and Volador agreed – for right now, stripping Flamtia of his mask and sarcastically pinning him. Money thrown in.

Recaps says it was a Canadian Destoryer, pictures show the Flamita Fly at what looks like the end – maybe watch the video and be surprised? Match is said to be awesome so you should probably watch.

IWRG (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena Naucalpan [Mano a Mano]
1) Araña de Plata Jr. & Picudo Jr. b Kanon & Mr. Leo
2) Dragón Celestial & Vaquero Jr. b Black Sugar & Electro Boy
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo © [EdM Trios]
Cerebro Negros won the titles with Cerbero Negro defeating rival Apolo Estrada Jr. Gringos VIP fall on their 8th defense. They’d been champions since September 2013. Gringos asked for a rematch. This is the 2nd time this trio has won together, fourth time for Dr. Cerebro and third for Cerebro Negro.
4) Eterno, Hip Hop Man, Universo 2000 Jr. b Danny Casas, Diva Salvaje, X-Fly
Universao beat X-Fly after Eterno fouled his old partner.
5) Heddi Karaoui, Pirata Morgan, Silver King b Masamune, Pantera, Veneno
Masasume’s debut here; he’s on next week’s DTU shows. Rudos won, Karaoui beating Veneno and demanding a title match.

Terry being a trios champion probably feeds into the feud with Eterno.

photo by CMLL/Alexis Salazar

CMLL (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Terra]
1) Magnus & Robin b Camorra & Cholo
2) Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis b Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela
Zexuis replaced Tiffany on Tuesday. Pushed as build towards Dalys/Marcela, though Amapola submitted Estrellits for the win.
3) Ephesto, Hechicero, Luciferno b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán
4) Stuka Jr. b Virus [lightning]
Stuak won with the torpedo splash.
5) Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper b Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo
Ripper snuck in a foul on Atlantis.
6) La Sombra, Naito, Rush b Negro Casas, Shocker, Terrible
Naito & Casas replaced Mascara & Cavernario on Monday. Naito & Sombra challenged for the tag titles.

Espectrum was the loser in the Arena Coliseo Guadalajara cage match, losing his mask to Esfinge. Espectrum is Gerardo Alferez Robledo, 32, 8 years a wrestler.

The Sky Team defend their trios title against the Revolucinarios tonight in Puebla. A title change is possible though not likely.

RobViper had a music video of end of February ’15 CMLL

Super Libre interviewed Espectro Jr. & Virgo.

Segunda Caida starts a review of Negro Casas vs Mocha Cota.

LV has a video review of all of last week’s lucha.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 06/21/2015 Arena México
1) Bengala & Leono vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Acero, Astral, Fantasy vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia
3) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
4) Máximo vs Vangellys [lightning]
5) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper
6) Negro Casas & Shocker © vs La Sombra & Naito [CMLL TAG]
Shocker & Casas 7th defense

They found a new Ingobernables combination to beat! 50/50 chance this match turns up on njpwworld far before it turns up on TV.

CMLL (SUN) 06/21/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío & Star Black vs El Gitano & Relampago
2) Explosivo & Frezzer vs Infierno & Thunder Boy
3) Espectrum, Exterminador, Maléfico vs Joker, Pitbull I, Pitbull II
4) Esfinge & Magnum vs El Yaqui & Nube Roja and Linterna Verde Jr. & Toro Negro and Furia Roja & Furia Roja Jr. and Centella & Évola and Ráfaga & Ráfaga Jr.
father and son tags. Debut of Rafaga Jr. here – he’d been in a 2013 indy version of this match (with the Javier Cruzs, Centellas, and Esfinge/Magnum)

I don’t think we knew the Yaqui/Nube Roja relationship prior.

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2015 Verano de Escandalo live results

Follow along on @luchablog for more details.

AAA TV (SUN) 06/14/2015 Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León [AAA]
Verano de Escandalo, 2015
1) Machine Rocker, Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya Valkyrie b Dinastía, El Elegido, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata
Machine Rocker replaced Parka Negra and beat Elegido with a crab (!) at the same time as Mamba submitted Faby.
2) Drago b Fénix, Laredo Kid, Daga, Steve Pain, Aerostar, Bengala, Súper Nova, Súper Fly, Hijo del Fantasma [Alas de Oro]
Laredo Kid was the surprise luchador. Steve Pain also returned (again) to AAA. An inside match that was a single pinfall to finish. Fenix suffered a shoulder injury, tryied to continue, and was eventually stretchered away crying in pain. Drago defeated Aerostar with the flipping DDT and Dragon’s Tail cradle, similar to the Lucha Underground Match 5 ending with those two.
3) Averno, Chessman, Cibernético b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown © and Electroshock, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra [AAA TRIOS]
Parka Negra was the Holocausto’s mystery partner. Psycho Circus fall on ninth defense. A chaotic 3 way match, with chairs and tables. A Cibernetico foul and a Chessman spear on Psycho Clown got the Hell Brothers the win and a title. Monster challenged for a rematch, and Psycho Clown wanted the Latin American. The Hellbrothers left the Psycho Circus laying, taking Murder’s mask and declaring they’d win any title match.
4) Angélico & Jack Evans b Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria [cage, hair]
Angelico & Jack won a match with a lots of big spots. Both Cuervo & Scoria lost their hair.
5) El Patrón Alberto © DQ Brian Cage [AAA HEAVY]
second defense. Demon & Texano were seconds, with Demon getting ejected early. There was all sorts of interference, with Tirantes completely siding with Cage (except when he forgot and called a pin normal.) An absurd amount of interfeference. Tirantes got knocked down, Cage gave Alberto a foul and a F5 on the belt, Piero counted 3, and then called a a DQ win for Alberto. Rudos beat up Alberto after.
6) La Parka, Myzteziz, Rey Mysterio Jr. b El Mesías, Johnny Mundo, Pentagón Jr.
Rey had Terminator themed gear. Rey Mysterio beat Pentagon Jr. with a leaping off the middle rope Canadian Destroyer. Myzteziz seemed to suffer a leg injury.

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Verano de Escandalo notes, Arena Lopez Mateos anniversary show

photo by Black Terry Jr.

AULL (SAT) 06/13/2015 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Kronosport]
48th Anniversary
1) Shibata, Sky Fly, Spider Boy b Comodín Jr., Ironía, Jose El Caporal
2) Rey Cristal, Tormento, Yakuza b Dante, Euro, Filder
Tormento replaced Golden Magic (double booked in Deportivo Pavon)
3) Esther Moreno & Lady Apache b Keira & Rossy Moreno
Esther Moreno replaced Vaquerita on Monday.
4) Leviatham, Psicópata, Sádico b Flamita, Spider Boy, Terry 2000 Highlights Flamita, Terry 2000 y Spider Boy vs Sádico, Psicópata y Leviatham (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Sadico beat Flamita. Spider Boy replaced Super Nova (double booked in Pavon.) Flamita & Sadico fought well and Terry 2000 had some great dives.
5) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Máscara Sagrada, Octagón b Fuerza Guerrera, Máscara Año 2000, Silver King
Hijo de Dr. Wagner & Mascara Sagrada replaced Atlantis & Rayo on Monday.
6) LA Park b Dr. Wagner Jr., Pirata Morgan, Pagano [Copa Universal]
Pagano replaced Ultimo Guerrero on Monday. Pirata Morgan also replaced Mr. Niebla unannounced (double booked in Deportivo Pavon.) Pagano beat Pirata, Wagner beat Pagano, and Wagner and Park’s usual antics ended with Parka beating Wagner.

After the CMLL luchadors were pulled from this show, AULL made a point of saying it’s lineup was a 100% confirmed…and then a handful of people didn’t show up because they were working another show. Lucha libre! It didn’t really matter, they had a huge turnout anyway. (And Deportivo Pavon didn’t.) Looked like they were filming this for TV.

CMLL (SAT) 06/13/2015 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Pequeño Nitro b Aéreo
Aereo replaced Acero on Monday.
2) Astral b Pequeño Olímpico
3) Metálico b Molotov
4) Hijo del Signo b Soberano Jr.
5) Arkángel de la Muerte & Canelo Casas b Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr.
6) Dalys b Dark Angel, Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, La Vaquerita, Tiffany, Zeuxis, La Seductora [cibernetico, CMLL WOMEN, #1 Contenders]
Zeuxis return from ankle injury. She says she expects not to be 100% for a few months. Order of elimination went Tiffany (by Sugehit), Vaquerita (Seductora), Seductora (Estrellita), Princesa Sugehit (Zeuxis), Estrellita (Dalys), leaving Dark Angel & Dalys as the final 2. Dark Angel pulled Dalys into the reinera, but Dalys escaped and powerbombed her for the win. Dalys faces Marcela next week.
7) Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible b Atlantis, Máximo, Super Porky
Shocker used the ropes to beat Porky.

Dark Angel’s bad luck when it comes to title shots continues. I’m okay with Marcela/Dalys being non-TV.

There also appeared to be a private (sponsor) show at Arena Mexico on Saturday. Not sure who it was for. Felino, Tiger, Puma vs the Panthers + the Cancerberos vs Starman, Fuego and Stigma were visible in pictures, and there were probably other matches. It’s possible Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero were used for that show instead of working Arena Lopez Mateos.

Today’s Verano de Escandalo. The show starts at 6pm Central and will be on both iPPV and regular PPV. It’s a lot cheaper on iPPV (150 pesos) than conventional PPV (229 up to 337 for HD).

I watched yesterday’s AAA TV, which was pretty much solely dedicated to pushing the PPV. They aired the matches from Reynosa (in a wet ring with a siren going off frequently), but they were all designed to push matches on the PPV. I thought it was effective in getting Cage/Alberto and Secta/Gueros over, and explaining what’s going on in the trios feud. There was no hint at the mystery partner.

It is very strange not seeing much hype for the Rey Mysterio trios main event. It was really only mentioned in pass as they showed pictures for Verano de Escandalo, and they didn’t air the promo Rey did on Mundo (and Terminator.) They even didn’t see to explain the whole match – they pictured Rey, Parka, Myzteziz, Mundo, and Pentagon but not Mesias for whatever reason. It’s listed as the main event, but it came off as the fourth biggest match on the show.

mysteryflamitaThe Alas de Oro wasn’t mentioned at all – you only know if you’ve seen the lineup online or read about it a newspaper.. There is news on the match though. A preview graphic of the match has a silhouette of the mystery person. It looks quite a bit like Flamita. The problem is Flamita is in Mexico City today for a Cara Lucha (it’s today, had the day wrong yesterday.) It’s possible for him to do both,  but it’s highly unlikely AAA would be making that kind of effort for him to work both. It could just look like Flamita and actually be Extreme Tiger or someone else. It could’ve meant to be Flamita at one point and won’t be. I’d be disappointed if he didn’t work Cara Lucha, so I kind of hope it’s not him.

Today’s Arena Mexico main event is Naito, Sombra and Rush versus Negro Casas, Shocker, and Terrible. The preview calls attention to Casas & Shocker being tag teams champions; with Naito around, they have a new combination of Ingobernables to face.

Rob has highlights of the 02/17/15 CMLL show.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

SuperLuchas looks back (and maybe ahead) to TripleMania and a CMLL cage match on the same day, and a show with a Dory Dixon/Black Shadow hair match and the match of the year 1968.

Arena Jalisco is promoting a 07/14 fan trip to Arena Naucalpan, which looks to be another school versus school show on that date.

A new (?) promotion called Lucha Mutante announced an 07/18 with Polvora vs Hijo del Pantera. What a weird match.

Angel de Oro still remembers Negro Casas beat him every time they faced and wants to get one more shot at him, even if he had to put up his mask against Casas’ hair.

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