- 09/25 CMLL 52MX
- 09/25 AAA
- 09/25 CMLL LATV – even worse with the interruptions. I’ll see if I can put together a complete version of the matches later.
- 09/25 CMLL Teleformula
- 09/25 WWC
- 09/25 100% Lucha
ACM did not air.
IWL (SAT) 09/25 Deportivo Tlalli, Tlalnepantla [IWL, R de Rudo, Estrellas del Ring, Black Terry Jr. (flickr)]
1) Dinastía & Tormento b el Lobo & Ojo Diabolico Jr.
2) Tiffany b Medussa [IWL WOMEN, semifinal]
3) Daga b Eterno, Aero Boy, Violento Jack, Mike Segura, Freelance, Fantasma de la Ópera, Narturo [TLC, IWL INTERNET]
4) Histeria II & Psicosis II b Pesadilla & Ragde [IWL TAG, quarterfinal]
5) Super Crazy b Charly Manson [IWL CONTINENTAL, tournament]
6) Damián 666 b Villano III [IWL WORLD, quarterfinal]
7) Canek b Heddi Karaoui [IWL WORLD, quarterfinal]
Canek vs The French Guy was an attempt at the old staple of Canek defeating a foreigner. Karoui was bloodied and lost to an armbar. Damian 666 had the large masked hombre sin nombre and got the win with a foul after a ref bump. Now that Mike09’s put together the brackets, it looks like they’re headed to a Blue Demon/Canek final.
Daga is champion of the internet, which I guess is a good thing? Veneno ran in on the match and might have become an official participant.
DTU (SUN) 09/26 Arena Lopez Mateos [MT, MT (2), Black Terry Jr. (flickr)]
1) Flamita b Ludark Shaitan, Muerte Bucanera, Sexy Lady, Tacuba
2) Zumbi b Hormiga, Tribal
3) Daga b Eterno
4) Dance Boy b Paranoko, Aero Boy, Violento Jack, Joe Lider [Copa Extrema]
5) Mari Apache, Negro Navarro, Trauma II b Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, Trauma I
6) Sexy Star & Tony Rivera b Chica Tormenta & Tigre Cota
7) Silver King b Crazy Boy
The main event started with Hijo del Pierroth (hopefully not a new one) in Silver King’s corner. He interfered, as did Aero Boy & Violento Jack to help out Silver King, Joe Lider ran in to help Crazy Boy, various Maniacos ran into help Silver King, the entire DTU roster ran into help Crazy Boy, and Silver Boy won somewhere along the line. This sets up Sunday’s battle of the promotions show with Lider & Crazy teaming.
DTU did not do the Apaches vs Navarros match, instead having Mari and Trauma I switch teams because the Navarros refused to wrestle women. BOOOOOOOOOO. Sexy Star’s match seemed to set up a rematch with Chica Tormenta. Undercard set up Dance Boy getting a title shot at Joe Lider and Zumbi also challenging Lider to a vale tudo match.
CMLL (SUN) 09/26 Arena Coliseo [@cmllmagazine, Avellaneda @ box y lucha foro]
1) Camaleón & Robin b Ramstein & Semental
2) Astro Boy, Fuego, Metálico b Disturbio, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca b Dark Angel, Luna Mágica, Marcela
4) Averno, Jushin Liger, Mephisto b Hijo del Fantasma, Rush, Toscano
5) La Sombra, Místico, Strong Man b Mr. Niebla, Terrible, Texano Jr.
Mistico got La Mistico on Texano to take the main event.
Fantasma took a big powerbomb for the three rudos to take the loss, and looked in bad shape – they loosen his boots and gear, then took him to the hospital.
Blanca pinned Luna with her hands on the ropes to take the women’s match.
Tecnicos – with Fuego & Metalico replacing Sensei & Starman – won in straight falls. Puma was DQed for pulling of Fuego’s mask in the first, and Astro & Metalico picked up the win in the second. Puma & Tiger had issues after the match, but hugged it out. Puma pulling Fuego’s mask sure seems like a Arena Coliseo Tag Tournament final tease, but we’ll see.
Camaleon wore a Camaleon shirt. Most obscure shirt possible.
CMLL (SUN) 09/26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Meteoro & Relampago Azul b Cerveruz & Quca
2) Exterminador & Malefico b Gallo & Neutrón
3) Mr. Trueno b Virgo [OCCIDENTE MIDDLE]
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Rotoporky b Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
5) Máscara Dorada DQ Jushin Lyger
Main event sounds bad – Dorada had a lot of errors and Lyger didn’t do much. Lyger fouled Dorada for the finish.
Mr. Trueno retained his title cleanly over Virgo, taking falls 2 and 3. Virgo gave Trueno credit for the win after the match.
Gallo & Neutron were swept and had issues during and after the match. No make up hug.
indy (SUN) 09/26 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [DJ Spectro]
1) Cavernario (fake) b Sexy Maciel [second’s hair]
2) Golden Boy, Lover Boy, Simbolo b Los Peluches Voladores [mask]
3) Pancho Tequila b Black Sabath [seconds hair]
4) Sangre Chicana & Sangre Chicana Jr. b Enfermero (fake) & Medico Asesino (fake) [mask]
The joke show that probably wasn’t meant to be a joke show, with people who’ve had masks for two weeks putting them up (and all losing.) No names, identities listed on the recap, though the pictures indicate they said something. They did switch it up by having the fake Cavernario Galindo win the opener. Poor turnout – DJ Spectro sees it as a product of recent violence in the area, but such a cynical ripoff lineup had to affect the house.
Unlike Volador & Sombra, Psicosis was willing to talk to Record about Mistico’s comments, calling Mistico selfish. Mistico was complaining the independents being given something – Psicosis says they’re not displacing anyone, they’re just being given an opportunity and they’ve come to work. Psicosis says the Invasors are good for everyone in the company, and aren’t treated special – he even was suspended from last Tuesday’s show for using the steps on Sunday.
Back story on that: Psicosis picked up the blue steps and tapped Rey Bucanero in the third fall. It wasn’t a big hit at all, but the referee immediately called for the DQ and the Invasors were confused. It didn’t look like it was designed to be the finish, and it sounds like that was the case. Histeria replaced Psicosis last Tuesday.
AAA has announced it’s October’s TV taping schedule (after Heroes Inmortales, of course)
This week’s SuperLuchas has Histeria III saying he thinks he’s still with AAA, but AAA isn’t actually returning his phone calls or giving him bookings at this point and he has no idea what’s going on. He’s still very positive towards AAA.
There’s also an interview with Hombre Bala, who explains the recent benefit show was to raise medical money for him – he’s got a fractured femur and hip and couldn’t pay for the operation or rehab, and will not be able to return to th ering. Hombre Bala confirms the (current) Monsther is one of his sons.
Rob breaks down the relative strengths and weaknesses of Dr. Wagner Jr. & Perro Aguayo Jr. as hall of fame candidates.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
IWRG (THU) 09/30 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinamic Black vs Magia Negra
2) Eragon & Freelance vs Carta Brava Jr. & Comando Negro
3) Chico Che, Dr. Cerebro, Tony Rivera vs Guerrero Negro, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
4) Fabi Apache & Mari Apache vs Biba Kasai & Kitzune Nanuko
5) Chessman, Silver King, Último Gladiador vs Christian, El Mesías, Trauma I
Christian is probably the Argentinian guy who was just introduced with a quite different name, and not the current WWE guy who just hurt his pec. The only results for the (presumably Japanese) women the Apaches are facing are people reporting the lineup for this match, so either they’re really new, really obscured, or really misspelled.
Sunday is the battle of the promotions show.
CMLL (SUN) 10/03 Arena Coliseo
1) Metatrón & Tigre Blanco vs Cholo & Mortiz
2) Dalys la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Luna Mágica vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Seuxis
3) Molotov & Sensei vs Euforia & Nosferatu and Durango Kid & Escorpion and Pegasso & Rey Cometa and Artillero & Súper Comando and Ángel de Oro & Ángel de Plata and Ángel Azteca Jr. & Guerrero Maya Jr. and Nitro & Skándalo [Arena Coliseo TAG]
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada vs Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Último Guerrero
Euforia and Nosferatu, who broke up almost a year ago (in a breakup that’s been less explained than Extreme Tiger vs Relampago), continue to team like nothing actually happened. Euforia has no less than four other partners to team with, plus Demus seems to be hanging out with them, and yet he’s still teaming with Nosferatu. “Serious and Stable”?
Anyway, that team & Nitro & Skandalo appear to be the rudo favorites in this block, while the main Angel team and Pegasso/Cometa seem like the best tecnico bets.
That’s the CMLL trios champions teaming up here too, facing a team that could be contenders. Would CMLL have Dragon Rojo challenge (and actually win) the trios titles with a trio that’s not actually the trio he’s supposed to be part of? Yea, quite possibly.
How do you suppose this works for TV? Last time around, they showed (clipped) tournament matches and an extra match. Since the show is only four matches, maybe one show will only show the tournament this time.
CMLL (SUN) 10/03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Javier Cruz Jr. & Thunder Boy vs Nube Roja & Templario
2) Silueta vs Princesa Maya
3) Leo, Metal Blanco, Neutrón vs Infierno, León Blanco, Ráfaga
4) Gallo vs Felino [OCCIDENTE WELTER]
5) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Shocker vs Héctor Garza, Psicosis, Rey Bucanero
Oh! Felino’s done many things, but has ever been Western Champion of Welterweights? Not yet. Gallo is going in on a loss.
Luchamania was a one match show. Literally – they didn’t advertise any other matches, just as list of names. It was the usual Dr. Wagner Jr./LA Park match, but the lack of an actual finish to the main event and the horrible matches on the undercard made it an unsatisfying experience. These shows are attended by a lot of people, but it’s not an indication of quality.
(No news post today.)
For the people who went to Sunday’s Dragon Gate USA show in Milwaukee, it’ll always be remembered as the show where they had to scramble to find a ring. Those who watch it on DVD, weeks or months from now, will only see it as one of the best shows shows of the year. I don’t see many indy DVDs, so I’ll leave it to someone else to decide where this ranks with the Battle of LA and the strongest from ROH, CHIKARA, and other shows of note. All I know is that if anything was better than this, it must’ve been extraordinarily good. That’s the bar this show set.
Not so much lucha. Oh well. No pictures, as usual.
The PPV is probably worth purchasing. They had at least one match that’ll people will be calling a MOTYC, (though no one will actually be voting for it MOTYC.) It was a lot more across the board consistent really good stuff that’s worth checking out.
CMLL (FRI) 09/24 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine, SuperLuchas]
1) Durango Kid & Escorpion b Guerrero Maya Jr. & Molotov
2) Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior b Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, Último Dragoncito
3) Stuka Jr. b Pólvora [lightning]
4) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Valiente
5) Charly Manson, Mr. Águila, Olímpico b Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
6) La Sombra, Místico, Strong Man b Jushin Lyger, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
Main event pushed Mistico vs Volador, but it was the other four finishing the match – Strong Man plancha on UG, Sombra 450 on Lyger. 85% of the crowd was behind Volador.
Invasors won their match with some help from Tirantes. According to CMLL.com, Mr. Aguila still wants to be the in hair match. This is a nonsensical story.
Panico says everything in CMLL is fine, they only cancel shows when the promoter can’t make the deposit, and certainly no one will get punished for speaking their mind. In another article, Volador & Sombra appear very hesitant to make any comment, accidentally contradicting Panico’s case.
The cage match on Hereos Inmortales will be competed under the old War Games rules: two guys start, and another gets added every couple minutes. The stipulation adds to the match, always an unexpected bonus in AAA. Octagon insists on still fighting, despite his injuries.
Mi Lucha Libre (new site? looks good) has an interview with Chessman, who’s back in the ring after his ankle injury.
Not much new news on Ras de Lona.
CMLL (FRI) 10/01 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Metálico vs Camorra & Semental
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
3) Diamante vs Euforia [lightning]
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Strong Man vs Jushin Lyger, Terrible, Texano Jr.
6) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Charly Manson, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr.
Lyger might as well have gone home a couple days early.
That’s the trios champs teaming up in the fourth match. Title match coming up?
Hopefully Diamante doesn’t kill himself this time.
No Mistico. Hmmm.
taped 08/30/10 – that link is always the full recap
Why do I not watch this show every week? I usually enjoy this show. I rarely enjoy the GDL. The LATV & 52MX are hit and miss. Things just work out well when I watch this show. On other hand, I really only watch this show when there are great matches, so maybe I’ve got a slightly biased take on this show.
Sombra vs Volador was definitely a great match worth seeking this show out. I can not think of a better match I’ve seen this year*, or a better CMLL singles match I’ve seen lately. This match was so fantastic, the cheap finish couldn’t affect it, because everyone before it was so great and you honestly believed Volador had no other options left to beat this man. Watch this match.
This match was more intense than usual CMLL singles matches. It wasn’t out and out brawl intense, but I also didn’t feel like I could’ve gone to the fridge and gotten a drink between moves. If you’re going to do moves involving running and jumping, no one’s going to believe you’re so dead tired that you can’t move for twenty seconds. Ten seconds actually makes a lot of difference.
That was quite a finish to the second fall.
I enjoyed the announcers too – it felt like they were more into the match than the usual CMLL and AAA guys. I don’t know if they just promised them another house if they’re good or whatever, but it’s a fine result.
* – though we really need to put together a virtual comp of Matches Worth Consideration; the YouTube links are out there, but we need to add them to the wiki or something so interested people can easily flip thru them.
This whole show is worth seeking out. The cibernetico to open the show would’ve been the standout match on any other show – Raziel was super great whenever he was in, and this might be Lestat’s Best Match Ever – and I hope they’re honestly going somewhere with the DF rudos/Puebla tecnicos bit because everyone’s been great and another big match with them would be fun.
And the Panther/Dorada/Mistico vs Invasors match would be the best match on most weekly shows.
IWRG (THU) 09/23 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, @gladiatores]
1) Super Halcon Jr. b Nemesis
2) Carta Brava Jr. & Magia Negra b Dinamic Black & Tonatiuh
3) Chico Che, Eragon, Veneno DQ Comando Negro, El Hijo del Diablo, Guerrero Negro (IWRG)
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Cien Caras, Pirata Morgan Jr.
5) Silver King, Tony Rivera, Trauma I b Chris Stone, Pirata Morgan, Último Gladiador [Relevos Increíbles]
Very bad attendance. I was just watching the AAA taping from Arena Naucalpan last night. The building was jam packed for that, and this was near the opposite. Show also started late – 9pm – and didn’t finish until midnight.
Silver King snuck in a foul on Pirata Morgan for the main event. Before the main event, “Titan” from Argentina was introduced. He’s unmasked muscle guy who challenged Silver King.
Oficials and Mascaras looks like a bloody brawl. Pirata Jr. repalced Mascara Jr.
Veneno replaced Freelance. Freelance is in a neckbrace thanks to what Comando Negro did to him in their last match, and Comando attacked him again here. Guerrero Negro is new here – possibly the Monterrey guy by that name?
Tonatiuh replaced Hijo del Panetra.
AAA has a bizarre Vampiro promo. AAA is also part of a benefit show on 10/07 for a child who needs a bone marrow transplant.
Not much talk about tonight’s Arena Mexico show. CMLL’s overshadowed it with yesterday’s press conference (which NJPW reported on later in the day), and really that’s been overshadowed by Mistico’s complaints about CMLL programming. I wonder if we’ll get a counter argument from them in the next few days?
Anyway, today’s Arena Mexico show could have some really good matches – the minis match and Mascara/Dorada/Valiente vs Avernos look great, and there’s other matches which might be good. However, they’re stuck in a holding pattern for the next three weeks, unless they’ve got a big match for Lyger to go out on.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
I’m heading to the Dragon Gate USA on Saturday; I think my plan now is just to write the post while I’m there, and not bother with doing results on Twitter. The plan is to check out the Dragon Gate USA Milwaukee show on Sunday afternoon and see if I can make it back to Congress Theatre for the LA Park & Hijo de LA Park vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Dr. Wagner III match on Sunday night, so there may be random tweets from I-94. Say hi if you see me.
Alan Stone, Jennifer Blake, Mini Abismo Negro, Yuriko vs Cinthia Moreno, El Elegido, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata: This was OK, but it seemed like it should’ve been better.
Jack Evans, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario vs Hernandez, Nosawa, Zorro: I think someone in AAA has invented a Universal translator. Both this and the main event seemed like a lot of one side doing offense, then the other side doing an offense, and not as much a battle as it should be.
Cibernético, El Mesías, La Parka Jr. vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, LA Park (and part 2): This match seemed destined to break the record for longest boring beatdown on AAA TV*, but they pulled up a minute soon. This match never felt special to me, and the finish didn’t look all that impressive, but I guess the people in first couple of rows got Perro Jr. punching Mesias right in front of them so that must’ve been cool for them.
* – Ayako Hamada, Kenzo Suzuki, Kaoru Ito and Mr. Niebla working over Fabi & Gran Apache for 9 minutes in 2007; this match clearly still haunts me to remember it 3 years later
I updated the post below with a better take on Mistico’s complaints about CMLL. Take a look at the article yourself and tell me who you think he’s calling out.
Edit: now updated with details from CMLL.com and elsewhere.
This is what I got off CMLL’s Twitter feed, a few more things may always turn up later.
The big news is the Invasors vs Pesta Negra hair match was finally set up. It was originally announced as Mr. Aguila & Charly Manson vs Rey Bucanero & Negro Casas, but Mr. Aguila missed his flight. (????) For some reason, even though plenty of people have missed this press conferences, that was enough for him to be out of the match. Rey & Negro both challenged Charly, and somehow we ended up with Negro Casas vs Charly Manson, with Charly vowing to get Rey’s hair next.
Yes, October 15th, two weeks later than we expected, and after the WWE tour instead of before. I guess the idea is that people are more likely to save money up for a WWE show and not go to events the next couple of weeks, but I don’t know that they’re going to want to spend extra money on a show one week after WWE comes thru either.
(Also, if it’s not until 10/15, couldn’t Aguila just sign the contract tomorrow? He just doesn’t want to put up his hair, you see.)