1) Rough two weeks for Perro Aguayo Junior: the Perros del Mal show in Cuautitlan was canceled at the last minute, Perrito appeared under the influence on the Tlalnepantla TV taping, and he underwent knee surgery. The knee surgery is surely legitimate, but it’s also a pretty easy cover story for his recent behavior.
2) Rough two weeks for the Invasors: lost title matches for the Women’s and Tag Titles, and lost the tag team titles to Dragon Rojo & Ultimo Guerrero. Mr. Aguila won a cibernetico, but only after it was clear he should’ve been given the loss and was the lesser men. It’s inconceivable any of them will be main eventing a major show. At least one that hopes to draw.
3) Good week for Cibernetico. Despite not actually winning, he assembled four Bizarros: Taboo, Scoria, Amadeus, and Nygma. At some point, they may actually even have a match (right after the Skull Mask guy.)
4) Lucha Libre USA announced an actual season 2, with taping starting on 12/12 and airing still TBD.
5) Lucha Libre Premier announced an actual season 2. They’re actually airing already.
6) Zorro beat Nicho for his hair in a non-TV match.
– Mephisto landed on his head, and will be on bed rest for a week. Terrible & Pegasso are also out of action.
– Arlequin Negro lost his mask.
– AAA & CMLL wrestlers were (and are) in Japan tournaments. Extreme Tiger/Jack Evans have done the best, making it to the semifinals
– Guerra de Titanes will be on 12/05 in Zapopan.
– El Illegal debuted for AAA.
AAA TV (THU) 11/18 Arena Naucalpan
1) Aerostar, Gato Eveready, Relampago vs Cerebro Negro, Chico Che, Dr. Cerebro
2) Espíritu, Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans vs Billy Boy, Decnnis, Tigre Cota
3) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs ? & Hernandez
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Último Gladiador
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Mesías vs Chessman & Zorro
Guerrero Maya Jr., Leono, Molotov vs Bronco, Camorra, Inquisidor – First Camorra match I’ve seen? He’s OK. Bronco doesn’t do enough big guy stuff for a guy so much taller than everyone he’s usually facing – he works as every other rudo does a lot. He does do the big top rope missed splash seemingly every match, which is probably not a good idea. I hope for the day where the give Guerrero Maya something to do.
Fuego & Stuka Jr. vs Delta & Diamante for the Arena Coliseo (DF) Tag Team Championship – this was actually worse than the tournament final from last week, but that’s more on Delta/Diamante being wildly inconsistent than anything particularly with Fuego & Stuka. It’s a weird CMLL thing where rudos vs rudos matches are (sometimes) allowed to have one side work as tecnicos for a night, but they never let a tecnico team be a bit rudo-ish, which might have made this a bit more interesting.
Cibernético, Heavy Metal, La Parka Jr., Octagón vs Electroshock, Hernandez, LA Park, Zorro in a cage match (part 2) – I felt this was actually sort of better then it’s parts, and I’m not sure I can actually justify why. They got the big ideas over by the end – AAA won thanks to Cibernetico & Cibernetico is reforming the Bizarros. (And Cibernetico’s back to being the center of the promotion for the first time in a couple years.) There were just a lot of holes and issues: why did Ozz & Cuervo run-in (actually explained next week), why did Cibernetico not come out the first time (never really explained), why does someone think we want to see Heavy Metal vs Electroshock for large amounts of time (Metal’s injury seems to have fixed this, for now.) Cuervo & Ozz’s appearance came off as meaning little and seemed like it would fit better with some actual tecnicos (make Aerostar by having him win a hair and get in the cage match) but they did redeem that the following week.
I don’t know the match was any good, but it made sense and that’s above expectations.
IWRG (SUN) 11/07 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Epidemia & Keshin Black b Guizmo & Super Halcon Jr.
2) Dinamic Black & Eragon b Alan Extreme & Centurión
3) Comando Negro, Guerrero Negro, Magia Negra b Chico Che, el Ángel, Freelance
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan b Hijo del Cien Caras & Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown DQ El Hijo de Aníbal, Gran Markus Jr., Veneno
Gran Markus thought he had ended the streak with a submission on Monster Clown, but he had accidentally bumped the referee before, and he awoke to call the DQ.
Piratas won in straight falls, and asked for a title match and an apuesta match. They’ll get one of those next week.
Comando Negro, the it guy of the IWRG moment, snuck in a foul on Angel to continue his winning ways.
Mephisto was still in the hospital on Monday, though scheduled to be released today. He suffered from cerebral swelling, dizziness and temporary lost of consciousness (so, basically a strong concussion) and will be out at least a week. Atlantis takes his place on today’s Arena Mexico card.
Box Y Lucha#2999 has nearly 2999 different headlines on it’s cover, but the most amusing to me is Black Warrior wanting to come back to CMLL. He seemed like a guy who wasn’t interested in being CMLL at all the last six months he was there, but hasn’t shown up much on indy lineups since the Perros started with AAA. They also have a video interview with Lady Apache.
CMLL in NJPW
11/09: [SJ Block A] Jushin Liger & El Samurai b La Sombra & Mascara Dorada [Liger brainbuster Dorada]
Rest of the schedule:
11/10: [SJ Block A] Davey Richards & Rocky Romero vs La Sombra & Mascara Dorada
11/11: [SJ Block A] Nosawa & Fujita vs La Sombra & Mascara Dorada
11/12: Wataru Inoue, Tomoaki Honma, La Sombra, Mascara Dorada vs No Limit & Jado & Gedo
11/13: [SJ Block A] Prince Devitt & Taguchi vs La Sombra & Mascara Dorada
That last match is probably going to be pivotal for someone, but Sombra & Dorada need to quickly pick up wins for it to matter to them. They need a win tonight or it’s over already.
CMLL (SUN) 11/14 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala, Leono, Tigre Blanco vs Apocalipsis, Artillero, Súper Comando
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Fabián el Gitano vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Delta, Diamante, Fuego vs Euforia, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Toscano, Valiente vs Ephesto, Felino, Negro Casas
5) Brazo de Plata, Máximo, Místico vs Héctor Garza, Taichi, Volador Jr.
Expected significant changes. Rudo side in the main event is overhauled and the minis match is dumped for a new semimian. Angel de Oro & Loco Max are off the semimain for no particular reason.
Samurai vs Evola’s hair match will happen on Sunday as well.
11/07 ECLL – the money they used on flying in Horus from Tijauna probably could’ve gone to fixing the horrible lighting. It’s actually not the usual bit of not enough light, but the white balance is way off on the main camera.
CMLL (SUN) 11/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Astaroth b Metalik
2) El Divino & Samurai b Ebola & Malefico
3) Fantasy, Meteoro, Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000
4) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Virus b Delta, Diamante, Valiente
5) La Máscara, Místico, Toscano b Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
Mistico get La Mistico on Ultimo Guerrero to win the fan appreciation main event.
Meteoro and Mini Nitro replaced Shockercito & Pierrothito.
Samurai and Ebola have agreed to their hair match, though no date is given. Maybe next Sunday?
IWRG FIL (TUE) 11/16 Arena Naucalpan
1) Rolling Boy & Snake Extreme vs Enfasis & Muerte de Plata
2) Mascarita de Oro & Zafiro vs Galeno Kick & Star Myg
3) Flama Infernal, Sky Angel, Volaris vs Fulgor I, Fulgor II, Muerte Infernal
4) DVD, Guizmo, Tonatiuh vs Fresero Jr., Mariscal, Soldado de la Muerte
5) Alan Extreme, Bugambilia del Norte, Centurión, Comando Negro, Dinamic Black, Eterno, Guerrero 2000, Keshin Black vs Angel Negro Jr., Guardian de la Noche, Maligno, Menfis, Oass, Raydent, Rayito Mendoza, Shar Boy [Torneo FIL IWRG, cibernetico]
AAA TV (SUN) 11/07 Centro de Convenciones de Tlalnepantla [The Gladiatores, AAA’s Facebook]
1) Mascarita Divina & Octagoncito b Mini Histeria & Mini Psicosis
2) Naguya & Oyuki b Fabi Apache & Mari Apache
3) Aerostar, Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans b Billy Boy, Chris Stone, Decnnis
4) Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario, Ozz b Damián 666, El Illegal, Halloween
5) Chessman, Hernandez, Zorro b Cibernético, El Mesías, La Parka Jr.
Parka & Cibernetico had issues again during the main event, but they directly cause the finish. Instead, it was Skull Mask, still without a name. Ciber had Zorro in the choke, got distracted, and got hit by Zorro’s cane many times. La Sociedad hit the ring after the match (the third time this bit this show) and Los Bizarros made the save. Cibernetico refused again to make peace with Parka and promised the Bizarros would show AAA how to really fight a war on the next taping.
AAA sent an article around hyping up the mystery rudo in the semimain. It turned out to be “El Illegal”, and the joke after the match was Joaquin Roldan had no idea who this guy was. No one does, but since he’s wearing a Puerto Rician flag mask and has a lot of visible tattoos, it probably shouldn’t be hard to narrow the guy down from WWC. He pinned Lider in a hardcore match. La Socidedad ran in after the match to beat up the tecnicos more, but the AAA locker room cleared out the ring. This included Damian taking a clothesline from Joaquin Roldan. Joaquin paid Nicho and Lider more money to take out Socidedad, and threatened the Perros with a rematch with the Psycho Circus.
Edit: PRwrestling has an article on El Chicano debuting last night as Illegal, so there you go. Genickbruch has his history, if you feel like reading German.
Jack pinned Billy Boy with a roll up, but the Militia laid out the tecnicos with chairs after the match.
After Oyuki accidentally missile dropkicked Naguya, Mari got Oyuki with a ‘rana. However, Tirantes kicked Mari, turned over the pin, and counted it for the ruda. The Japanese sisters walked off with Fabi’s Mixed Tag belt and Mari’s Reina de Reinas belts.
Octagoncito pinned Mini Histeria in the opener.
Next taping for this show is 11/18 in IWRG’s home arena. They have a Premier taping on 11/15.
DTU (FRI) 11/05 Arena 11 de Julio [Estrellas del Ring]
??) Aero Boy & Paranoiko ?? Dement Xtreme & Violento Jack
3) Ashley, Lolita, Ludark, Megan b Chica Tormenta, Keira, Sexy Lady, Vaquerita
4) Daga b ? [Campeonato de Alto Rendimiento DTU]
5) Taubco b Loco Metalico [Campeonato de Alto Rendimiento DTU]
6) Eterno b Ciclope [Campeonato de Alto Rendimiento DTU]
7) Hormiga b Tribal [Campeonato de Alto Rendimiento DTU]
8) Crazy Boy DQ Silver King
9) Joe Lider b Dance Boy, Extreme Tiger [DTU]
Lider pinned Dance Boy to retain the title. Tiger was busy brawling in the crowd with Eterno.
DQ in the semimain was for Drastick Boy appearing to help out Crazy Boy. Always odd when there are DQs in DTU.
The four winners of the DTU tournament matches square off in a tag match at the next DTU show in the next stage of the tournament.
CMLL (SUN) 11/07 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, Cesar]
1) Apolo Estrada Jr. & Zayco b Astro Boy & Freesbe
2) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei b Dalys la Caribeña, Lluvia, Marcela
3) Euforia, Nosferatu, Pólvora b Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Fabián el Gitano
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Rush, Sagrado b Mephisto, Taichi, Yoshihashi
5) Brazo de Plata, Máximo, Shocker DQ Héctor Garza, Negro Casas, Volador Jr.
Negro Casas fouled Maximo for the DQ in the main event.
Semimain only went two falls. It wasn’t the planned finish, but the match was stopped after a Hijo del Fantasma top rope headscissors on Mephisto. Mephisto didn’t flip over, landed on his head and was out from there. This sounds like it could be a very serious injury – Mephisto was strechered from the ring and taken to a hospital. (On his Twitter, Taichi says Mephisto has a cervical spine injury.)
Fantasma had beaten Mephisto the last two weeks. Next week is a fan appreciation show at Arena Mexico, and Mephisto defending his (insert name here) Welterweight Championship would’ve been the logical main event to be added during the week. They may just not do a main event, or they may change things around quite a bit.
Both recaps note Nosferatu has lost a lot of weight. Back when the Cancerberos were formed, Virus said the people in his group are those who work out very hard in the gym, and the implication was Nosferatu wasn’t working out hard enough to make the cut. Perhaps that’s changing.
I think I need to put this in bold: Sexi Star coming to CMLL would be a terrible idea for CMLL and a terrible idea for Sexi Star. This would be the female version of Electroshock’s return to CMLL; the upside of Sexi Star joining CMLL is we’d have a new go to example of bad career moves. Sexi Star has been completely pushed off to the side since her FCW experience, but she was the biggest female star in the company and highly promoted previously. I’d assume she will be again sometime soon, but she could know something the rest of us do not. She definitely doesn’t seem content with staying in AAA, but that does seem like the best fit for her.
Hector Garza still wants the tag team titles returned to him. On Ras de Lona, he and Aguila were waving around the title match contract with Atlantis’ name on it. To Fuego en el Ring, Hector complains of biased refereeing.
Ras de Lona is taped on Wednesday, and Atlantis appeared perfectly healthy on the show. Perhaps he was just putting a brave face for the cameras.
Super Porky says he’s down to 110 kg/242.5 lb (from 170 kg/375 lb, though I think that’s conservative.) He wants to get down to 100 kg/220 kg. Porky credits a new woman in his life with inspiring chance.
Ozz & Cuervo explain to Mi Lucha Libre how they don’t need Scoria, their partner of the last 8 years. Scoria explains he felt the Dark Family had gone as far as it could go, and he wanted a change. Scoria explains he decided to join with Cibernetico because they had issues in the past, which is an odd reason.
CMLL in NJPW 11/06: Terrible & Texano b Jushin Liger & King Fale [Texano TT Bomb Fale]
G1 Block A: Manabu Nakanishi & Strong Man b Masato Tanaka & Tomohiro Ishii [Strong Man Argentine backbreaker Ishii]
11/07: Iizuka, Daniel Puder, Terrible, Texano Jr. b Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask, Tama Tonga, King Fale [Texano TT Bomb Fale]
G1 Semfinal: No Limit b Manabu Nakanishi & Strong Man
SuperLuchas #389 has Sabu, new tag champs, new Bizarros. I greatly enjoyed the sidebar that explained the DTU chants at the XLAW show were technically incorrect, because XLAW is more of ECW homage while DTU is more of a CZW/Big Japan ripoff. Speaking of that show, there’s a video of Juvi attacking Super Crazy.
CMLL bodybuilding contest is this week. And Mascara Dorada & Sombra are off to Japan. Seems like Vailente has the Puebla show on Monday and is off the rest of the week.
CMLL (TUE) 11/09 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Principe vs Camorra & Zayco
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Metálico, Metatrón vs Bronco, Durango Kid, Hooligan
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Fuego, Rush vs Nosferatu, Pólvora, Virus
4) Brazo de Plata, Metro, Toscano vs Terrible, Texano, Vangelis
5) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto vs Charly Manson, El Alebrije, Psicosis
All five Avernos on one show, which doesn’t seem to happen all that much. Helps to have 2 of them back from Japan! Fuego and Los Cancerberos are matched up again. Maybe Nosferatu can earn membership by actually beating the man from Oaxaca?
CMLL (TUE) 11/09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Templario
2) Hierro & Magnum vs Drago & León Blanco
3) Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Delta, Diamante, Gallo vs Demus 3:16, Escorpion, Semental
5) La Máscara, Místico, Sagrado vs Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila, Taichi
Invasors main event both CMLL shows. Oh well.
This actually looks like a pretty fun TV show, especially the GDL local cable show including the tercera.
IWRG (THU) 11/11 Arena Naucalpan
1) Centurión vs Nemesis
2) Bugambilia del Norte & Dinamic Black vs Carta Brava Jr. & Hammer
3) Comando Negro, Guerrero Negro, Magia Negra vs Arlequin Amarillo, Arlequin Negro, Arlequin Rojo
4) Bobby Lee Jr., Centauro, Cerebro Negro vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Dr. Cerebro, La Parka Jr., Veneno vs Billy Boy, Decnnis, Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG)
That’s an odd collection of people in one main event. In all of the matches, anyway.
CMLL (FRI) 11/12 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Starman vs Escorpion & Mortiz
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Pequeno Maximo vs Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Dalys la Caribeña, Dark Angel, Marcela vs Estrellita, Seuxis, Tiffany
4) Stuka Jr. vs Raziel [lightning]
5) Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila, Taichi
6) Blue Panther, Místico, Shocker vs Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Último Guerrero
Pequeno Maximo is on the same show as Rey Bucanero, that’s interesting. Or a busy night.
Seuxis finally gets to team with Los Invasors!
CMLL (SUN) 11/14 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala, Leono, Tigre Blanco vs Apocalipsis, Artillero, Súper Comando
2) Astral, Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
4) Delta, Diamante, Fuego vs Euforia, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
5) Brazo de Plata, Máximo, Místico vs Ephesto, Felino, Negro Casas
As mentioned above, I think something’s up and this card is going to change.
CMLL (SUN) 11/14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino vs In Memoriam
2) Black Metal & Virgo vs Drago & Malefico
3) Goya Kong, Lluvia, Luna Mágica vs Amapola, La Comandante, Mima Shimoda
4) Rush, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. vs Averno, Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Shocker vs Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Último Guerrero
IWRG (SUN) 11/14 Arena Naucalpan
1) Bugambilia del Norte & Dinamic Black vs Carta Brava Jr. & Hammer
2) Ángel Mortal, Espectro, Gallego vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
3) Biba Kasai, Mascarita Sagrada, Miss Gaviota vs Jennifer Blake, Mini Histeria, Pasion Kristal
4) Hijo del Cien Caras & Máscara Año 2000 Jr. vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan [IWRG IC TAG]
Jennifer Blake hasn’t been on AAA shows, so I think this is an outdated lineup. Since her replacement has been Oyuki and Naguya, I wonder if that ends up being the sisters against each other.
CMLL (FRI) 11/05 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Cesar]
1) Metálico & Trueno b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior b Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico
3) Ángel de Oro b Euforia [lightning]
4) Felino, Misterioso II, Vangelis b Metro, Stuka Jr., Valiente
5) Mr. Águila DQ Rey Bucanero, Héctor Garza, Negro Casas, Shocker, Olímpico, Máscara Dorada, Averno, Psicosis, Charly Manson [cibernetico]
6) Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Último Guerrero b La Máscara, La Sombra, Místico
Atlantis & Ultimo won clean over Mascara & Sombra. After the match, Dragon Rojo went after Mistico and tore off his mask. This feud seems like a poor idea for Dragon Rojo; starting to think perhaps the big Dragon Rojo push might be more about short term than long term.
Cibernetico came down to Aguila & Bucanero. Bucanero got Aguila with a Canadian Destroyer m for the apparent win, but Tirantes ruled the maneuver illegal piledriver and gave Aguila the win. Verbage is important: this was Tirantes finding a technicality to give his guy a win, not a change in how they’ll be ruling this move from now on. (And, for all purposes except the official result, the Invasors lost again.) Bucanero wants a hair match, but getting shut down.
Warrior stole Electrico’s mask to pin him, then challenged for a mask vs mask match. Not accepted.
more news sometime in the next few days.
Today’s Feed Schedule
XEJTV has CMLL (FRI) on 3-5ish PM Mexico City time (5-7pm Eastern Daylight Time in the US & Canada)
C3 has CMLL (TUE) on 7-9pm DF Time (9-11pm Eastern US & Canada)
Canal 6 in GDL has CMLL GDL (TUE) on 7-8pm DF Time (9-10pm Eastern US & Canada)
Multimedia in MTY has some lucha from Arena Coliseo Monterrey on at 12:30ish AM (2:30 AM Eastern US & Canada – maybe?)
All links are on the sidebar, under streams.
Other stuff to watch: preview for Marco Corleone’s Highspots shoot video, coming out 11/16. I couldn’t exactly remember the incident he talks about, but I think I know who it was. (No spoilers.)
On this, Marco says he regrets going to AAA. On Cabana’s podcast, Rocky Romero says he regrets going to AAA (as much about going as he left.) On another one of Cabana’s podcasts, X-Pac says AAA didn’t live up to their promises and seems angry about the whole thing. Which seems like a trend; on the other hand, Koslov seems positive about the whole thing.