taped 2014-04-15 @ Arena México
Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 05/11/2014 Arena México [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Castor Negro, Coyote, Kilvan b Golden Xplotion, Goshart, Leopardo
2) Demus 3:16, Krator, Pequeño Nitro, Silvie Silver b Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito
Silvie accompanied Demus and wrestled in the 4 on 3 match.
3) Dark Angel, Io Shirai, Kairi Hojo, Mayu Iwayani b Baby Star, Diosa Atenea, Mystique, Princesa Ahy Lyn
4) Patan b Magnus, Infierno, Loco Max, Akuma, Grako, Robin Hood, Chavo Lomeli, Piel Roja, Hijo del Signo, El Arquero, Douki, Brazo de Platino [dragon rumble]
Infierno, Robin Hood, el Arquero replaced Latino, Coco Verde. Patan beat Brazo de Platino
5) Veneno b Prince of Aestehtic [Copa Mundial, quarterfinal]
6) Último Dragón b Rob Rage [Copa Mundial, quarterfinal]
7) Atlantis, Brazo de Plata, Zeus b Arkángel de la Muerte, Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero
Atlantis and Zeus replaced Akebono
8) Último Guerrero b Veneno [Copa Mundial, semifinal]
9) Tigre Ali b Último Dragón [Copa Mundial, semifinal]
10) Super Ciudadano b Yoruba [mask, hair]
Yoruba lost his dreadlocks.
11) Último Guerrero b Tigre Ali [Copa Mundial, final]
Patan helped Tigre Ali, but Ultimo Dragon evened the odds and Guerrero won. Guerrero and Dragon tentatively shook hands after the match.
The usual load of randomness on a DragonMania, plus the required Dragon/Guerrero tease.
IWRG (SUN) 05/11/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), IWRG]
1) Alfa & Omega b ? & Hip Hop Man
Results only list Hip Hop Man on the rudo side; was scheduled to be both Fulgors. Arana de Plata may have worked the match, but there are no pictures.
2) Ángel Del Amor & Metaleon b Astro Rey Jr. & Imposible
Arana de Plata and Hip Hop Man removed from the match, and Astro Rey moved over to the rudo side.
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno b Dr. Cerebro, Toscano, Veneno
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. b Danny Casas & Hijo de Máscara Año 2000
Team Pirata/Wagner took 2/3.
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo De Dos Caras, Súper Nova b Demon Clown, Pirata Morgan, X-Fly
Wagner’s first match here since October. Demon Clown’s debut. Tecnicos took 1/3, Pirata and Wagner exchanging falls.
No idea who Demon Clown is. I think they’re still setting up an Imposible title match at some point.
Diamante Azul defends his NWA Light Heavyweight championship against Ripper in Puebla tonight. There’s almost no chance Azul is going to lose.
The government panel who refused to let Hijo del Santo speak is now apologizing to Hijo del Santo.
Doradafan has highlights of 04/08/14 CMLL.
Me gusta Box Y Lucha has a round up of Sin Cara on the indies videos.
Segunda Caida recaps La Sombra, Mistico, Valiente vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja and Ultimo Guerrero.
CMLL (SUN) 05/18/2014 Arena México
1) Magnus & Molotov vs Camorra & Zayco
2) Dragon Lee, Metatrón, Star Jr. vs Espanto Jr., Hooligan, Nitro
3) Black Panther, Stigma, Tritón vs Pólvora, Tiger, Virus
4) Fuego vs Felino [lightning]
5) Marco Corleone, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja
6) Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
That’s about as big a tecnico versus “tecnico?” match as CMLL can run, with no build, for not much reason on a Sunday. Mascara Dorada is going to Japan in a week so I guess they might as well do it now is the theory? It should be good. Top four matches will all be good. Zayco/Magnus must continue!
CMLL (SUN) 05/18/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Dr. Frezzer & Índigo vs El Piraña & Jocker
2) El Brillante vs Acertijo
3) Exterminador & Javier Cruz Jr. vs Espectrum & Évola
4) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Infierno & Magnum
5) Delta vs Rey Bucanero, Gallo, Pierroth, Stuka Jr., Cavernario, Guerrero Maya Jr., Boby Zavala, León Blanco, Ráfaga [cibernetico]
A random cibernetico, setting up – something.
CMLL (SUN) 05/11/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, LuchaWorld]
1) Akuma & Zayco b Leono & Magnus
Rudos took 2/3. Zayco cheated, pulling Magnus’ mask off for the deciding pin.
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Starman b Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Ramstein
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tritón b Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura
Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when Misterioso was once again rolled up (by Rey Cometa) while celebrating.
4) Valiente b Vangellys [lightning]
6:50. Valiente avenged the En Busca de un Idolo result won with a dropkick to the knee and a running splash.
5) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Titán DQ Euforia, Niebla Roja, Terrible
Tecnicos took 2/3, the last by DQ when Roja pulled Titan’s mask. They had been feuding all match.
6) La Sombra b Rey Escorpión [NWA MIDDLE]
La Sombra is champion. Rey Escorpion won the first with a sit down powerbomb, Sombra took the second with his running double knee smash, and Sombra won the long third fall by escaping Aguijón Mortal and finishing Escorpion with the Shadow Driver. Fourth defense.
Sombra versus Rey Escorpion was good, though not at the level of Sombra versus Dragon Rojo in the same building. It never got to that level of intensity in part because of the flipped characters they’re playing. Sombra’s adapted to the new super confident persona easily, but it only really works in a match when that confidence is pierced. They only got a little bit of that here. I don’t watch a lot of non-CMLL NJPW, but it feels like Sombra is borrowing from Shinsuke Nakamura’s personality, who has gotten this bit to work for him (and maybe in a completely different way than I’ve figured.) Match just seemed like it had three-five more minutes into it when it ended
We’re more than due for another big Titan single match, but the big interest in that feud is to see what Niebla Roja’s got in a long form singles match. He’s gotten a half dozen lightning matches the last year, but the only three fall singles match he’s had was a Sunday Guadalajara non-televised one versus Valiente last October. You’d have to go all the way back to 2008 and a Guerrero Inca versus Semental (!) match in Arena Olimpico Laguna for a three fall match. He’s surely snuck one in on a show we just don’t have a record of, but nothing high profile until now. Niebla Roja seems like he’s pretty good in trios and he and Titan had an insane lightning match last year. He just needs a chance to put it together in a tercera caida.
Magnus versus Zayco might be a real feud. Zayco was hurt in their last match in February, and the CMLL.com recap emphasized a rivalry back then.
CMLL (SUN) 05/11/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Relampago Azul b Marvel
2) Dr. Frezzer & El Ídolo vs Ángel del Mal & El Yaqui
Tecnicos took 1/3. Yaqui went out on a stretcher.
3) William Rock b Furia Nazi
4) Demonio Maya, Espectrum, Évola b Explosivo, Exterminador, León Blanco
Rudos took 1/3. Exterminador was hurt in the second fall.
5) Maléfico & Mr. Águila b Esfinge & Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
6) Ephesto & Mephisto b La Máscara & Máximo
Rudos took 1/3 when Mascara and Maximo didn’t get along.
IWRG set up a Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 versus Hijo del Pirata Morgan match for the IWRG Juniors championship next week. Looks like the white radio sponsored mat is only a Sunday deal.
Amapola will defend her CMLL-REINA International championship in Tokyo on 05/25 versus Syuri. La Comandante is also on the card.
Rob has highlights of 02/14/14 CMLL.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Super Libre had Silueta, Hijo del Solitario and Hechicero among many guests this week.
Estrella Explosiva versus Skadi has been added to the 05/25 Chilanga Mask show. That’s the third women’s match on the show, joining Marcela/Silueta and Zeuxis/Chik Tormenta.
The Gladiatores talks to el Dandy about his retirement tour. Which continues to grow: he’s working May 30th in Arena Queretaro, which is after when that hair match was supposed to take place (and I haven’t heard much about them lately.)
R de Rudo writes about Lady Apache for Mother’s Day – she actually became a grandmother last year.
Column goes with the “people complain about seeing the same matches every week; it’s good we’re bringing back a lot of old timers for their own promotion” ending. Not sure that holds up.
SuperLuchas writes about the red mats. Someone besides me did care!
CMLL (FRI) 05/09/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Terra]
1) El Rebelde & Hijo del Signo b Bengala & Flyer
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior b Acero, Aéreo, Fantasy
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit b Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany
Dalys replaced Seductora. Straight falls. Rudas were DQed for excessive violence in the first. Sugheit submitted Blanca in the third.
4) Cachorro b Hechicero [En Busca de un Idolo]
Mascara Dorada was a guest judge. Cachorro countered one of Hechicero’s swinging moves into an elbowlock for the win in 7:35. Cachorro scored a 7, 9, 9, 8 for 33. Hechicero scored a 9, 7, 8, 9 for a 33.
5) Star Jr. b Soberano Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
6:28 with a sharpshooter. Star Jr. scored 8, 8, 9, 10 to a 35, Soberano Jr. scored a 8, 8, 7, 5 for 28. A male dance show in honors of Mother’s Day followed the match.
6) Marco Corleone, Titán, Valiente b Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3.
7) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 1/3.
En Busca standings, no W6 fan poll: Hechicero 448 Cachorro 331 Star 324 Cavernario 322 Soberano 313 Lee 270 G. Negro 256 Halcón 247
— TKD 117 (@TKD_117) May 10, 2014
Hechicero is in. Cavernario is only in fourth because he hasn’t had his Week 6 match yet. He’ll be between thirty five and fifty five points past four place by time he has Tuesday’s match. The caveman hasn’t officially clinched but it’s unlikely three people will pass him. Guerrero Negro & Super Halcon are unlikely to get enough support be a threat, leaving four people for two top spots:
+00 Star Jr. -02 Cavernario ----- -11 Soberano Jr. -54 Dragon Lee (but with one more match left)
(Again, this is assuming top four advance to something. No one in CMLL has stated this as fact.)
Dragon Lee really needs a win against Super Halcon Jr. to stay in this, especially since it’s tough to pick up judge’s points in matches against Super Halcon Jr. He, and anyone else, could pick up some ground in the internet polling but the points handed out for those results have become more similar as the contest has gone on. That’s the same trend as previous years; it’s easier to pick up 30 points early on than it is to pick up 15 later. (And, don’t forget, the poll will close very early on the last week.)
None of those four face each other the rest of the way. The margins are tight enough that it’ll probably turn on a match outcome, and we might not sure who advances until those final poll numbers are calculated.
CMLL definitely reset the voting totals going into this week; you can go to enbuscadeunidolo.com to register your vote.
Peste Negra defeated Atlantis, Valietne and Mascara Dorada to keep the Mexican Trios Championship in Puebla on Thursday
Last Sunday’s main event in Arena Lopez Mateos set up a Gallego versus Rocky Santana versus Bombero Infernal triangle apuesta match at some future date.
Rossy Moreno defeated Lady Apache in the main event of the outdoor all women’s show.
Tonight is the annual DragonMania show. All tickets are given away by the promotion or the sponsors; you can’t actually buy them, as this Facebook posts warns. I haven’t seen any update on Akebono’s health; I’d assume he’s not coming and they’re just not going to say anything.
El Hijo del Santo was in San Jose Del Cabo, helping the Wildcoast environmental organization campaign against a development project which would endanger a large reef in the area. The president of the group was supposed to speak before a panel deciding on the matter (and who may have already actually decided on the matter), but the president ceded his time to Santo to give the presentation instead. The panel refused to let Hij odel Santo speak, because he was wearing a mask and not using his real name. Hijo del Santo furiously stormed the dias (accidentally knocking over a bystander in the process) and went face to face with the people in charge before being thrown out of the meeting.
Black Terry Jr. has photos of the Averno/Sin Cara show in Arena San Juan Pantitlan last night.
There’s a benefit show in Arena Coliseo Chihuahua on 05/17 for a local soccer referee.
Shocker, Dragon Rojo and Cachorro spoke at one of the periodic lucha libre panels at UNAM.
Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. says this is the last few days of the Psycho Circus trios title reign.
IWRG (WED) 05/14/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko vs Zurdog
2) Alfa & Omega vs Electro Boy & Fulgor II
3) Ángel Del Amor, Golden Magic, Látigo vs Fulgor, Hijo De La Bestia, Imposible
4) Oficial AK47 vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000
no referee match
5) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo vs Alan Extreme, Relámpago, Veneno [EdM Trios]
Gringos VIP are champions, third defense.
Not sure how the semimain actually ends.
CMLL (FRI) 05/16/2014 Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Starman vs Akuma & Apocalipsis
2) Dark Angel, Princesa Sugheit, Silueta vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
3) Cavernario vs Soberano Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
4) Cachorro vs Súper Halcón Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mephisto, Ripper
7) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Shocker
99% chance Terra will be a 4 match show unless the lineup is changed. Still no Rush, La Mascara, Negro Casas or Mr. Niebla – perhaps they’ll be back on 05/23. Princesa feud keeps on in the segunda. Mascara Dorada is on the 05/25 NJPW show. This is his last Friday night Arena Mexico match for a while.
DTU (TUE) 05/20/2014 Arena Aficion
1) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony vs Artikus, Jhonky, Pequeno Cobra
2) Epidemia & Heavy Boy vs Concord & Gotita de Plata and Inferno (Saltillo) & Tempestad
3) Chapulin Colorado (Morelia), Chica Ye-Ye, Kalibus vs Arez, Jorge El Intruso, Radge
4) Lady Apache & Rey Celestial vs La Magnifica & Slayer Pack and Black Fire & Keira
5) Ángel del Misterio & Ricky Marvin vs Jinzo & Rocky Lobo and Lanzeloth & Pesadilla and Impulso & Poison
6) Crazy Boy & Super Crazy vs Aero Boy & Violento Jack
7) Flamita vs Shane Strickland, Drastik Boy, Kaleth
8) Cíclope, Miedo Extremo, Paranoiko vs Ángel o Demonio, Demente Extreme, Ovett and Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera
Drastick Boy was wrong, the semimain (and everything else) is a non-title match. Wonder if DTU was just told they couldn’t do a title match?
Fourth is Lady Apache’s DTU debut.
IWRG (WED) 05/07/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Fulgor II b Sky Ángel
2) Látigo & Metaleon b Rayan & Spartan
3) Hijo De La Bestia & Imposible b Ángel Del Amor & Astro Rey Jr.
4) Canis Lupus & Eterno b Golden Magic & Relámpago
Rudos took 1/3.
Cien Caras Jr., Danny Casas, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly DQ Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
Caras Casas took 2/3, the last when 911 pulled Mascara Ano’s mask.
No mention of Angel del Amor still wanting a title shot. Imposible has a lot of feuds which don’t get resolved.
Tonight’s CMLL show is is far less episodic without the tag team title match. The main event now is another Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero, building to a match that’s four and half months away under the best case scenario. Princesa Blanca and Princesa Sughiet face off in the women’s match and that’s about it for follow up to last week. The En Busca de un Idolo matches are interesting: both Star Jr./Soberano and Cachorro/Hechicero have a chance to be good, and are certain to create interesting GIFs.
Criterio Hidalgo reports Drastick Boy will get a shot at Flamtia for the Dragon Gate Brave Gate championship on 05/20 in Arena Aficion. They’ve been setting up that match in promos, and DTU’s teased the full lineup in the next day or so.
AAA article starts of saying the wins have come consistently for Anarquia since Daga took over. They’ve had two matches since Daga announced he was taking over. They’re 1-1. I dunno. Anyway, Eterno says the Psycho Circus are overrated and is unconcerned about facing his teammates in the cruiserweight six way.
Tercera Caida posted a 27 minute after the show interview with Averno. LuchaWorld has a recap of the whole show. Find out who hasn’t paid up on their bet!
Segunda Caida reviews Valiente versus Virus.
Sabor del Ring interviews SLP luchador Gigante Warrior, who says he was briefly in AAA as el Monsturo and lost his mask to Dos Caras Jr. as El Darketo.
Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on Televisa: 2014-04-19
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-04-19
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-04-19
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-04-20
Matches To Watch Later
CMLL Puebla: 2014-04-20
New Hotness: not airing your main event.
== AAA ==
AAA-Televisa: Preview’s not officially up, but it’s already been revealed on Twitter that the first five matches from Minatitlán will air, which means possibly very good Pentagon/Suicide and Daga/Pain vs Angelico/Jack. That leaves out the main event – Bengala’s debut. Ricky Marvin will never make AAA TV?!?
I had that show penned down as a two week taping. It’s only a one week one after all, so everything else airs a week sooner. The Tapachula taping will tape on 05/17 and looks to air on 05/24 barring any other change. AAA would get Sin Cara & Averno on TV for two weeks before Verano de Escandalo. That makes it a little bit easier to promote them as being on that show.
== CMLL ==
FOX: Expecting the main event to be kept off TV here, so the Atlantis feud, the Princesa breakup and the Rey Cometa trios should all make air. There’s going to be some creative editing on the mid-show introduction (or maybe it’ll just be dropped.)
52MX: first week of it being all Guadalajara, and I have no real idea of what that means. This network seems to have decent strength in Guadalajara itself and they’ve gone out of their way to include matches with locals under the previous format. I’d expect that to continue, even if that means some of the midcard gets skipped. The real bonus here is the Valiente/Mephisto title match may make air, which it definitely would not have under the old format.
ClaroSports: top 3 from last Sunday. Not sure how much I’m going to do previews when I’m never going to be able to see this show (the LATV problem.)
C3: Atlantida vs Guerreros, almost. Undercard matches in full moving video!
TVC Deportes (Puebla): start of the Ripper/Azul feud, Mascara/Escorpion in a lightning match. Listed as airing at 5pm and 11pm on Sundays right now. Maybe one of those is right.
Lucha Azteca: Odiosos vs Niebla/Shocker/Casas
Terra Friday: Cachorro vs Hechicero ad Star Jr. vs Soberano, both which could be a lot of fun. Sugheit makes her debut as a tecnico. Maybe don’t worry about the first couple matches unless you want to see Rebelde and Bengala.
Terra Sunday: La Sombra vs Rey Escorpion, which should be interesting even in medio format. This is another one where you may be able to get away with missing the first couple of matches, but the top four matches all have a chance.
Terra Tuesday: Metalico and Oro Jr. continue not get along. Zeuxis probably destroys Skadi again. Cavernario/Guerrero Negro and Dragon Lee/Super Halcon Jr. to wrap week 6.
== Other ==
Noches de Coliseo: SIN CARA’S TV REDEBUT. You knew it would happen in Monterrey.
IWRG-AYM Sports: Hoping Rey del Ring, probably getting let down.
Dinastía vs Mini Charly Manson for the AAA World Minis Championship: (Lienzo Charro Ignacio Leon Ornelas, Irapuato, Guanajuato, 03/03/2014): Disappointing. There was not a lot of momentum to the match. It was ill considered to do so many near falls early on. There is no way a Dinastía match is going to end without him doing something nutty, so all of the pins they were trying early were tough to take serious and numbed everyone to the idea of near falls when they had so many more planned. They also did a lot of 1 on 3 with Mini Psycho Clown and Tirantes, but it didn’t add much – the crowd didn’t care when Dinastía made his comeback. This was really a Mini Charly Manson exhibition; he took what felt like 80% of the match to do show off every suplex and roll up he could think of, and then Dinastía just did his move and won in the end. There wasn’t a lot of time in between moves, and neither luchador got across the story that Dinastía was just barely surviving. It was just a series of two counts. The execution of the moves were fine, there was just not a lot to them. There’s a big sound issue here too; announcers were very quiet, ring was very loud, and the fans were very distant. There were a lot of fans in the building, but it sounded like we were only hearing 50 of them. It sounded like a match in an empty building.
Alan Stone, Dinastía, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Charly Manson, Sexy Star, Silver King (Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León, 03/16/2014): Average mixed match, maybe a little lower than that – there’s usually cooler moments and there wasn’t a lot to remember here. Alan Stone was the same individually. Charly and Dinastía did about 1% of they did in the title match. Ref bump didn’t add anything to this, and kept Tirantes down for about 1 seconds (and didn’t seem like it affected who he was counting at all.) Pentagon demanding silence after the match caused a louder reaction than most of the match.
Alan Stone, Electroshock, Psycho Clown vs Chessman, Silver King, Texano Jr. (Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, 04/16/2014): A finish which had me screaming at my television! Psycho Clown gives Texano “El Canadian!” again, and Hijo del Tirantes stalls instead of counting. Chessman spears Psycho Clown (camera half misses this), Alan superkicks Chessman, Hijo del Tirantes counts a completely normal three. HOW DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE? Completely and totally absurd.
Otherwise, this was your basic AAA trios match. The guys who are feuding somewhat feuded, but the usual pattern: rudos control early, técnicos come back to do all their offense to all the rudos, and then the finish. It was longer than any match which did air, which is probably why it didn’t (thought they might have been able to squeeze it in if they took out intros – and editing this match down a few minutes wouldn’t have hurt it.) Alan didn’t look good and maybe should refrain from trying faceslams until he gets those figured out again. This is the only one of these dark matches where I watched the match directly after the watching the taping it was from, and the crowd sound difference is amazing. It’s was significantly quieter (though not as quiet as the other shows.) Maybe it’s just how the files are going up on the internet or how we’re recording them – if they were inflated the crowd noise for TV, why wouldn’t they be doing it for the internet too?