Lucha Memes (SUN) 01/24/2016 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Black Terry Jr. (Highlights), Estrellas del RIng, MT]
1) Corsario Negro Jr. & Drako b Fly Star & Toxin
Money thrown in.
2) Ángel Del Amor, Demasiado, Juana La Loca b Metaleón, Mr. Leo, Toscano
3) Magia Blanca, Magnifico, Magnífico II b Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid
4) Arez, Belial, Impulso b Freelance, Mike Segura, Pantera I
Said to MOTYC quality. Freelance bled after taking a header on a dive, but continued the match. The two teams fought each other again after the match, wanting a rematch and an apuesta match.
5) Joe Lider b Keira, Dr. Cerebro, Jeque, Antheus, Septimo Rayo, Resplandor Negro, Psycho Kid, Último Sombra, Obscuro, Fandango, Lady Jaguar, Astro Rey Jr., Ciber Punk, Veneno[Memes Rumble]
Billed as a 22 person rumble, ended up more like 15. Match started with Dr. Cerbero & Jeque, followed by Septimo Rayo, Resplandor Negro, Psycho Kid, Ultima Sombra, Oscuro, Fandango, Lady Jaguar (debut here), Astro Rey, Keira, Cyber Punk, Veneno and Joe Lider. Final four were Lider, Veneno, Lady Jaguar and Keira. Lider eliminated Veneno, Keira eliminated Jaguar and Lider beat Keira to win the rumble.
6) Pagano b Caifan
said to be a good match, both mat wrestling and extreme wrestling.
The Saetas/Indystrongibles match sounds like one worth seeking out. Pagano/Caifan reads like it was good if you like Pagano matches. Black Terry Jr. has seven minutes of highlights of the show.
IWRG (SUN) 01/24/2016 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Galaxy b Power Bull
2) Kanon & Omega b Adrenalina & Vórtize
3) Emperador Azteca, Hijo de Mascara Sagrada, Hijo del Alebrije b Artillero, Hip Hop Man, Metralla
Debut for Metralla
4) Diablo Jr. I, El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible DQ Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, Eterno
Both teams asked for a title shot previously, so this might be a psuedo-#1 contenders match. DQ not specified.
5) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Súper Nova DQ Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
Negro hit the referee with a chair for the DQ after Dr. Cerebro had hit Trauma II with a chair.
6) Herodes Jr., Pagano, Toscano b Danny Casas, Hijo De Dos Caras, Veneno
Herodes pulled Dos’ mask to set up his win, wants a title shot.
Unclear why Herodes is getting a title shot before rightful title challenger X-Fly but he should do as well as you can do with Hijo de Dos. Metralla means “Shrapnel” in Spanish; I don’t have any previous matches by someone by that name, but I could’ve mispelled someone and missed it. It is suspicious Artillero is teaming with a new mystery military themed person, but I believe Super Comando & Artillero have a younger brother who’s been wrestling on small shows as Principe Odin Jr. and this could be him. Metralla seems to small to be Super Comando from the picture and Comando appears to still be touring the US.
There’s a few new Lucha Underground news items from the weekend:
Lucha Underground writer Chris DeJoseph will be doing a Reddit AMA just before the show starts on Wednesday.
The first two episode titles are out. The premiere is “A Much Darker Place”, and the second episode is “The Dark & Mysterious.” The titles echo a comment Vampiro made in the closing montage of season one, saying he and Pentagon were going to a dark place. Darkness seems to be a theme.
The @RealDarioCuetro Twitter account posted for the first time since the finale
It's time to unveil my newest creation… pic.twitter.com/F8Db2cGuGR
— Dario Cueto (@RealDarioCueto) January 24, 2016
“newest creation” probably plays into the idea that he was going to a new temple at the end of Season 1. We know that line was said in case they had to change locations, that location change did not end up occurring, and Catrina is running the Temple instead of Dario at the start of the season (as leaked by the Lucha Underground Twitter.) Perhaps that line still matters, and Dario’s running a seperate/different Temple to start the season. It’d play into the idea that there’s some footage outside of the Temple we do know.
310 is a Los Angeles area code.
There’s a watch party for the show in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night. Dorian Roldan mentioned there will also be one in New York but I don’t have details on that one.
The other current dramatic El Rey show, From Dusk Till Dawn, had it’s second season added to Netflix today. Still no sign of Lucha Underground. The TV schedules for the network suggest that, after one last repeat of Ultima Lucha on Wednesday, the Season 1 shows will no longer air on El Rey. My thinking for a while is either the show gets added on Netflix sometime in the next week or so, or it’s not happening any time soon because the impetus wouldn’t be there. I could be completely off on that, but this is the time where Lucha Underground is going to have a lot of eyeballs on it because it’s been hyping the premiere for a month, and when you’d expect them to make new networks/carriage announcements.
I probably should write a longer reminder/preview/SEO-friendly! piece on Lucha Underground in the next few days. If you’ve got a question about the show, maybe leave in the comments and I’ll try (and possibly fail) to answer it.
Arena Lopez Mateos has a cage match with a mask on the line Sunday. One of the luchadors made their debut last night (Arana Negra III) and one has never wrestled a match there (Tortugillo Ninja 5, though that may just be a typo.) On the other hand, it’s AULL and anyone could still win because it doesn’t really matter month to month.
CMLL (SUN) 01/31/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Johnny Dinamo & Micro vs Diplomático & Guerrero de la Muerte
2) Capitan Cobra & Javier Cruz Jr. vs Demonio Rojo & Mr. Apolo
3) Esfinge & Gallo vs Cancerbero & Raziel
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., Magnum, Neutrón vs Kempo Dragón, Príncipe Kisho, Ripper
5) Omar Brunetti vs Joker [OCCIDENTE MIDDLE, final]
I think Brunetti is a slight favorite, but it’s the Occidente Middleweight championship and any one could win it.
Tercera is the local tag team champs versus suitable challengers in a non title match.