07/05-06 lucha videos

I had to reformat my computer because it kept dying. It’s better now, but I didn’t remember to reinstall DIVX so everything is in XVID and larger than normal.

YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7TUvNHXvlk6fShCmCbVsHtx

07/05 WWC: http://ul.to/6ozkp274
07/06 WWC: http://ul.to/85xn99of

07/06 Sobre el Ring; http://ul.to/2qd4usu8

07/06 La Lucha Se Le Hace: http://ul.to/50bd8kex
07/06 El Rayo, Vida de Lucha: http://ul.to/0o22py2g

AAA on Televisa: 2014-07-05
taped 2014-06-27 @ Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro
1) Aerostar, Argenis, Ludxor, Venum vs Argos, Carta Brava, El Apache, Súper Fly
2) Bengala, Drago, Fénix vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
3) Electroshock, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Jeff Jarrett, Texano

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-07-05
Full Show: http://ul.to/4cw5xkln
taped 2014-06-23 @ Arena Puebla
1) Fuego, Stigma, Tritón vs Morphosis, Olímpico, Virus
taped 2014-06-24 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
2) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Shocker
3) Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero vs Blue Panther & Cachorro [Copa Express tournament semifinal match]
4) Cavernario & Mr. Niebla vs Atlantis & Titán [Copa Express tournament semifinal match ]
5) Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero vs Atlantis & Titán [Copa Express tournament final match]

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-07-05
taped 2014-07-01 @ Arena México
1) Cachorro, Dragon Lee, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
2) Estrellita © vs Zeuxis for the Mexican National Women’s Championship
Stellar Moments
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Marco Corleone vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Felino, Rey Escorpión
4) Ángel de Oro, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Euforia, Hechicero

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-07-05
taped 2014-06-27 @ Arena México
1) Cachorro, Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Negro Casas, Soberano Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr., Hechicero, Star Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Virus in a En Busca de un Idolo cibernetico match
2) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Shocker vs La Sombra, Rush, Último Guerrero in a relevos increíbles match

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-07-05
taped 2014-06-20 @ Arena México
1) Atlantis vs La Sombra, Rush, Mr. Niebla, Super Porky, La Máscara, Máximo, Valiente, Shocker, Terrible, Último Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys in a CMLL Leyenda de Azul Tournament match

CMLL on Terra: 2014-07-06
taped 2014-07-06 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Star Jr. vs Akuma & Cholo
2) Astral, Fantasy, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Oro Jr., Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Metálico, Misterioso Jr.
https://www.sendspace.com/file/oj9n51 – about two falls
4) Tritón vs Skándalo in a lightning match
https://www.sendspace.com/file/abbmpn – maybe about three minutes of partially messed up video?
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Euforia, Kamaitachi, Okumura
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mr. Niebla

CMLL Puebla: 2014-07-06
taped 2014-06-16 @ Arena Puebla
1) Águila Egipcia, Black Tiger, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Fuerza Chicana, Guerrero Espacial, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Astral, Asturiano, Bam Bam, Meyer, Stukita Electrico vs Blue Center, Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito, Saurón in a cibernetico match
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugheit vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis
4) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Stigma vs Kráneo, Ripper, Shocker
5) Rey Escorpión © vs Atlantis for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-07-06
taped 2014-06-29 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Emperador Azteca & Imposible vs Rayan & Spartan
2) Apolo Estrada Jr. © vs Dr. Cerebro for the World Wrestling Stars Welterweight Championship
3) Hijo De Dos Caras vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000
4) Relámpago, Veneno, Villano IV vs Canis Lupus, Demon Clown, Fuerza Guerrera

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-07-06
taped 2014-07-01 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Angelica & Génesis vs Lady Flammer & Red Flamer Jr.
https://www.sendspace.com/file/y8mbej – they don’t air the finish. I don’t know why. I never know why.
2) El Divo, Orlando Santa Cruz, Quinto Elemento vs Corazón de Barrio, Hator, Vudu
3) Mongol Chino & Mongol Chino Jr. vs Diluvio Negro II & Hijo de Red Flamer

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Hijo de Mascara remains (IWRG) Rey del Ring

IWRG (SUN) 07/06/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Alfa & Omega b Anubis Black & Kalim Black
2) Apolo Estrada, Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo b Emperador Azteca, Imposible, Metaleon
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago, Veneno
4) Máscara Sagrada & Villano IV DQ Canis Lupus & Demon Clown
Tecnicos took 2/3, when Sagrada faked a foul.
5) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 © b Hijo De Dos Caras [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000’s third defense. Demon Clown hit Hijo de Dos with a chair at one point, and Mascara retained with a backcracker.

Pretty decent turnout considering the lineup.

A five minute recap/highlight package of this weekend’s LuchaMania show.

Segunda Caida reviews Satanico, Hijo Del Santo, Emilio Charles Jr. vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Mr. Niebla.

CMLL has their video promo for next week.

Lucha Libre In Japan

07/07 Tokyo Gurentai: Masaaki Mochizuki & Hiraku Sato b NOSAWA & Dr. Wagner Jr. and MAZADA & HUB (c) [TOKYO TAG]
– Wagner eliminated Mazada with the Wagner Driver, but Nosawa let the team down by taking the loss.

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great match roundup, week of 2014-06-14

Great/Excellent matches
CMLL on Terra: 2014-06-15
taped 2014-06-15 @ Arena México
Virus © vs Fuego for the CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship – Great

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on Televisa: 2014-06-14
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-06-14 – Negro and Rush was fun for how long it lasted. It did not last long.
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-06-14
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-06-14 – probably one of the best full Arena Mexico shows of the year.

Matches To Watch Later
CMLL Puebla: 2014-06-15
taped 2014-06-02 @ Arena Puebla
Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-06-15
taped 2014-06-11 @ Arena Naucalpan
Black Terry, Imposible, Relámpago vs Canis Lupus, Guerrero Mixtico, Tony Rivera
Golden Magic © vs Fuerza Guerrera for the IWRG Intercontinental Welterweight Championship

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LuchaMania Monterrey, Volador/Dragon, Coliseo tag title match

LM (SAT) 07/05/2014 Gimnasio Factores Mutuos, Monterrey, Nuevo León [@bantallerMigrejok (Facebook)Paty Reyes Viera (Facebook)]
1) Titanik b Alberto Dos RiosSlayer Boy
2) Arez b Dralion
3) Tony Rodriguez b KaientaiErick OrtizKratozLow RiderAntonio Garza
14:10. Low Rider and Antonio Garza were added to the match. Tony Rodriguez and Erik Ortiz discussed a title match for the next show – which means there’s another show.
4) Charles Lucero b Black Terry
5) Dark Angel b Princesa Sugheit
6) Caifan b Rey Hechicero
33:42. Caifan asked for a shot at the Poder y Honor championship, which Hechicero agreed to.

This was the show LuchaMania Monterrey put on themselves. (Don’t expect a luchablog show this century.)  33 minutes of Caifan and Rey Hechicero sounds like it must’ve been great but the best sign was the building seemed to be pretty full and they were building to a next show – things must’ve gone OK.

CMLL (SUN) 07/06/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Star Jr. b Akuma & Cholo Molotov & Star Jr. vs Akuma & Cholo, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito b Astral, Fantasy, Stukita Astral, Fantasy, Stukita vs Demus 3 on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3, Demus dropping Fantasy on his head with the Demus Driver for the deciding pin.
3) Boby Zavala, Metálico, Misterioso Jr. b Oro Jr., Rey Cometa, Sagrado Oro Jr., Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Metalico, Misterioso Jr., on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 2/3. The last fall was missed due to feed problems, but Metalico & Oro Jr. continue to feud and Metalico took Oro’s mask after the match.
4) Tritón b Skándalo [lightningTriton vs Skandalo in a lightning match [partial[, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Triton defeated Skandalo with the guillotine legdrop
5) Euforia, Kamaitachi, Okumura b Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Euforia, Kamaitachi, Okumura, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3, Okumura & Kamaitachi beating Delta & Guerrero Maya to set up a title match next week.
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mr. Niebla b Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. Marco Corleone, Maximo, Volador Jr. vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mr. Niebla, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3. Dragon Rojo showed no signs of a turn, and actually beat Volador in the third with a foul. That set up a (non-title) match for next week.

Better show than previous weeks, from what we saw. Feed problems are more frustrating when there’s only one live show a week. (Also frustrating: the insane amount of plugs for CMLL Informa & Juicio Final. About a plug every single fall.) Next week is back at Arena mexico.

CMLL (SUN) 07/06/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Piraña b Reycko
2) El Tapatío & Meteoro b Ángel del Mal & Relampago Azul
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Jocker & Thunder Boy b El Brillante & El Divino
Thunder Boy’s first match in mroe than a year. Rudos took 1/3.
4) León Blanco b Espectrum
Mask ripping; these two have been feuding. Leon won clean.
5) Titán b CachorroBlack PantherStuka Jr.GalloTerribleRey BucaneroCavernarioHechiceroMaléfico [cibernetico]
Battle royal set sides as Titán, Maléfico, Hechicero, Cavernario and Terrible vs El Gallo, Cachorro, Black Panther, Stuka and Rey Bucanero. Malefico and Stuka were out right away (foul/mask pull), followed by Cachorro (Terrible), Terrible (Black Panther), Hechicero (Black Panther), Black Panther (Cavernario), Gallo (Titan), Terrible listed again – must be Bucanero one of these times (via Cavernario), leaving teammates Titan and Cavernario. Titan beat Cavernario for the win.

Felino, Tiger, Olimpico and Veneno beat Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente, Maximo and Heavy Metal in the main event of a show honoring Pierroth at Arena Lopez Mateos. Metal turned on his partners to join Felino and Tiger. Metal’s been working a few shows with his CMLL family, despite still being listed on the AAA site as part of their roster.

Latin Lover says that when his current stint on “Bailando por un Sueno” ends tonight, he’ll be looking for new work as an actor, a host, or even a luchador. (He’d prefer to find a non-luchador job.)

A column in Criterio Hidalgo is critical of Rush for being aggressive towards a ringside photographer, but one of the comments claim it was actually Mr. Niebla who caused the issue. Everyone, just be nicer to camera people.

The CEO of Televisa was in the crowd for Friday’s CMLL show. (He’d probably have better seats if there was something  more to that.)

Super Libre interviewed Malefico and luchadors from Arena Jalisco.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews Uprising: Lucha Libre Workrate Report 7/5/14 and Arkangel vs Gallo.

Tinieblas’ FULL promotion is part of an literacy campaign.


CMLL (SUN) 07/13/2014 Arena México
1) Metatrón & Soberano Jr. vs Canelo Casas & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Dragon Lee, Sagrado, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sangre Azteca
3) Ángel de Oro, Super Porky, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
4) Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. © vs Kamaitachi & Okumura [Arena Coliseo TAG]
Delta & Maya’s second defense.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Valiente vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla
6) Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr.

I was just noting how CMLL never ever runs non-title singles matches as main events any more, so here’s a non-title singles main event. Oh well. (I would presume this means Volador is winning, or they would’ve just set it up for Dragon Rojo to defend his title.)

That and the tag title match have chances to be good. The rest of the show has good wrestlers in unfavorable positions for matches I’d like to see.

CMLL (SUN) 07/13/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío vs El Piraña
2) Dr. Frezzer & Marvel vs El Yaqui & Satara
3) Explosivo & William Rock vs Évola & Jocker
4) Leo, Omar Brunetti, Virgo vs Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno, Sádico
5) Black Panther vs Hechicero
6) La Máscara & Rush vs Kráneo & Mr. Águila

Hechicero starts his secret mission to get singles matches with everyone who even tried to get into the En Busca de un Idolo tournament. Main event main have a metric ton of goofing around.

source: https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10443517_665645676845401_3920521718372194815_n.jpg



IWRG (SUN) 07/20/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Omega vs Atomic Star & Electro Boy
2) Alan Extreme & Dragón Celestial vs Guerrero Mixtico & Hip Hop Man
3) Emperador Azteca, Imposible, Metaleon vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
4) Golden Magic, Relámpago, Rey Horus vs Bestia 666, Damián 666, Eterno
5) LA Park vs Máscara SagradaPirata MorganDemon ClownDr. Wagner Jr.Hijo De Dos Caras [IWRG IC HEAVY, Ladder]
vacant championship; Vampiro last won the title and immediately retired.

Epic possibilities for the main event, with The Pride of The Great White North Demon Clown attempting to climb a ladder making this must seen itself. (Also, much like WWE knows, the secret benefit of a ladder match is you can include top names without needing to get any of them to job.)

Rey Horus making his debut here is exciting for other reasons (it’ll be really good!), though I’m not totally sure it’ll happen. the last time Damian 666 was mention in IWRG, he was still waiting for his plane to take off from Tijuana.

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07/05 AAA TV Results (Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta)

AAA TV (SAT) 07/05/2014 Hard Rock Hotel, Vallarta, Nayarit [AAAInformador]
1) Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie b Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata
Taya & Sexy beat Jarochita.
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Fénix b El Apache, Pentagón Jr., Súper Fly
Suicide defeated Pentagon Jr. with the tornillo SSP.
3) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr.
Psycho Clown splash on Silver King.
4) Cibernético & Myzteziz b Averno & Chessman
Pentagon and Super Fly ran in, but Cibernetico & Myzteziz defeated Chessman & Averno at the same time to win the match.

Air Date: 07/19

A show! There’s another article from Informador about some of the activities with the luchadors, but there’s not to much to say about this show.

This week’s TV stated there’s a taping on 08/06 in Teziutlan, Puebla, but AAA will run out of TV before that date. That show was pushed back a few weeks, so AAA’s likely still working on a replacement late July show and just hadn’t announced it yet by the time they finished TV but will announce it sometime in the next week. That unknown taping is the key taping, since there’s still no specific TripleMania matches for the top guys (outside of Texano/Psycho.)

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Indeseables win, Juicio Final, AAA at Hard Rock Vallarta

photo by CMLL/Alexis Salazar

CMLL (FRI) 07/04/2014 Arena México [CMLL, MedioTiempo]
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. b Cancerbero & Raziel
tecnicos take 2/3.
2) Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany b La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit
Straight falls. Tecnicas were DQed in the first for striking the referee, then Seductora pulled Sugehit’s mask and pinned her in the second.
3) Máximo, Rey Cometa, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Tiger, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Terrible b Blue Panther [lightning]
Blue Panther replaced Diamante Auzl on Tuesday. Terible pulled out the win.
5) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Titán, Valiente
Rudos took 2/3, UG using a Gran Guerrero distraction to get the win. UG again demanded a date for the mask match with Atlantis.
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush b Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker
Two falls. Shocker was going to beat Sombra, but Rush fouled Shocker and turned over the pin.

Earlier, Apolo Valdez said the Juicio Final card would be revealed on Wednesday. I have no idea what be, which suggests they haven’t done the greatest job of building to something. They’ve got a lot of feuds but haven’t really narrowed on one. The women’s match here suggested that Seductora/Sugehit in a singles mask match (but definitely not a main event) is possible, but Marcela and Blanca return next week.

AAA tapes tonight at Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. This is part of a weekend vacation package, so figure a show more about making the people spending money to go to a resort happy than advancing storylines (though it’s airing close enough to TripleMania that they may be need to set up something.) Main event is Myzteziz and Cibernetico versus Averno and Chessman. It’s only a four match card, starting at an earlier than usual tie of 6pm (or thereabouts.)

The weekend of events kicked off last night with red carpet entrances by the luchadors and mingling with the fans. An AAA official says the plan is to come back here around this date every year and notes the October Hard Rock show is in Cancun. Interestingly, that AAA official is Bernardo Guzman of Tercera Caida fame. He’s listed as director of programming content. Bernardo disappeared from the CMLL Puebla broadcasts in April, which I assumed was some TVC Deportes cut back – I guess it probably still was in a way.,

El Apache is quoted on an Xalapa site as saying there’s a possibility of CMLL and AAA working together. I do not put much stock in that – it reads like the interviewer asks if it could happen and Apache told him what he wanted to hear.

Rob has highlights of 11/03/13 AAA in Tonala.

The 07/25 Mil Mascaras appearance in Guadalajara will also include Canek, Dos Caras, Sicodelico and others.

Myzteziz vs Averno in a singles match, their first one since Mistico’s final match in CMLL, is being advertised for 07/17 in Coatepec, Veracruz. It may be someone just misreading the lineup and those two guys are part of a trios instead.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews some of the En Busca de un Idolo tournament.


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CMLL (FRI) 07/11/2014 Arena México
1) Bam Bam & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Stigma vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Skándalo
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis
4) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Pólvora
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Cavernario, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
6) La Sombra vs Shocker

Sombra and Shocker is a rematch from a recent Puebla show. Bufete del Amor team up once again, with Cavernario getting a semimain. The two feuding women who weren’t on last night’s show are on next week’s. That should be a good match. Minis match looks good as well

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07/03 AAA TV Results (Xalapa)

AAA TV (THU) 07/03/2014 Arena Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz [@manraykAAALa WagnerMania]
1) Corsario De Fuego, Crazy Man, Demasiado b Destello Azul, Samurai, Zafiro
locals dark match
2) Dinastía & Octagoncito b Mini Histeria & Mini Psycho Clown
Added match.
3) Mamba, Mary Apache, Taya Valkyrie b Faby Apache, La Jarochita, Pimpinela Escarlata
Taya beat Faby Apache with the northen lights suplex. Taya demanded her title shot. Faby accepted – as long as it’s at TripleMania. Sociedad ran in to attack the tecnicas.
4) Alebrije, Argenis, Ludxor b Gran Apache, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
Apache and Ludxor replaced the minis (bumped out in their own match.)
5) Daga, Steve Pain, Súper Fly b Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Bengala
Super Fly replaced Eterno and beat Aerostar with a powerbomb.
6) Angélico, Electroshock, Fénix b Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pentagón Jr.
Electroshock beat Mascara with a Diamond Cutter.
7) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown b Averno, Black Warrior, Chessman, Zorro
Myzteziz submitted Averno.

Air Date: 07/05 & 07/12 – added match makes this able to air over two weeks. The Tehuacan taping disappeared from the Upcoming Events spot after being promoted three weeks ago, so it may have been canceled/postponed and they filled the missing week here.

As pointed out on Twitter, Taya vs Faby will be the first ever women’s title match to be held at TripleMania. There have been big women’s matches (most memorably Faby vs Mary), but not for a championship. The Reina de Reinas (and before that, the Mexican Women’s Championship) were previously used to set up feuds rather than end them, and the women often were found in secondary roles on this show. Not this year.

Should Taya win, she’ll become the first person born outside of Mexico to hold the Reina de Reinas championship. It’s only been a regularly defended championship the last few years, but no foreigner was really a threat to win it prior to now. Taya has a real chance.

Super Fly is on a win streak! A win streak of two, but still. He hasn’t won on two straight tapings since 2011 (a combination of Super Fly’s less than super win/loss record and infrequent appearances.) Super Fly hasn’t won on three straight tapings since 2008, back in the days of his Electroshock feud. I can’t believe that was so long ago. Super Fly will certainly get involved with Aerostar on TripleMania, it’s only a question of Super Fly being added to the match in the next month in a half (which would probably mean an 8th man added to balance the sides) or interfering on his own.

I’m writing a lot about the undercard because there’s not much going on top. There’s no obvious Myzteziz match being set up – he’s beating Averno frequently enough that they can’t be saving that for TripleMania, and they’ve not hinted at him and Perro – and the usual suspects of La Parka and Cibernetico have no obvious matches for TripleMania. Plus, AAA doesn’t run that many singles matches at TripleMania; the two they’ve announced may be it. All star tag matches will be the rule of the day.

Working TripleMania lineup, about 44 days away

  • Psycho Clown (c) vs Texano Jr. [AAA HEAVY]
  • Daga (c) vs Steve Pain vs Eterno vs Fenix vs Bengala vs Aerostar (vs Super Fly? vs ???) [AAA CRUISER]
  • Faby Apache (c) vs Taya Valkyrie [AAA REINA DE REINAS]
  • some tag with Myzteziz, Averno, and Perro Aguayo Jr.
  • something with Electroshock and Jeff Jarrett (may be part of the above)
  • something with Cibernetico, La Parka, Zorro, Chessman (may be part of the above)
  • something with Pentagon Jr. and Australian Suicide (may include Jack Evans, Angelico, and any Consejo members not otherwise used)
  • likely a Relevos AAA to include minis (Dinastia, Mini Abismo Negro) and exoticos (Pimpienla Escarlata, Mamba) and Sexy Star on the card.

Blue Demon Jr. is nowhere to be found. Well, I mean, he was in Brazil and you can find him on Twitter, but the idea of him challenging Chessman for the Latin American title hasn’t been brought up in quite a while. Still time for that to change.

There’s an unusual lack of one time appearances by foreigners on that card. Those guest appearances have largely been a waste of time – no one knew Matt Morgan or Monster Pain, and they’re typically the worst matches on the show – so it’d be nice if they just stopped doing that. Or they’ll have them all in the Jarrett match, as usual.

(At least there’s not going to be another tournament on this show. I hope.)

Next taping is Saturday as part of the Ring & Rock StAAArs 2 weekend. AAA had a fun and games vacation show when they were there in December. It may not be the exactly the same this time around, since that episode of TV will be airing four weeks out from TripleMania and they may want to get Myzteziz’s match for the show out there.

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CMLL Friday preview, Mil Mascaras to Guadalajara

The key match on tonight’s Arena Mexico show is probably the segunda, a women’s trios match. CMLL’s spent the last week eagerly pushing the concept of Princesa Blanca & Seductora versus Marcela & Princesa Sugehit in a double apuesta match for Juicio Final. It seems an unlikely match; Marcela’s side isn’t losing one of those, but it seems a waste of Blanca losing her hair to do it a tag match. On the other, that might that tag match might not be a main event and one of the other lingering (and better) feuds might be resolved on the card. Tonight’s women’s match only includes half of the people in the proposed match (Sugehit, Seductora). If the other two get involved, then that tag match is likely to happening. If the other four women start feuding as well, then it’s obviously an unappealing cage match main event for the next CMLL major show.

The top matches on the show continue the issues of the last couple months (or longer): Los Indeseable face Negro Casas, Shocker, and Mr. Niebla again, and Atlantis and Ultimo Guerrero meet again in the semifinal.

There’s no broadcast on Terra today. (There’s unlikely to be a return on RadioCMLL either, since CMLL let the domain expired and someone from France is now squatting on it.) With en Busca de un Idolo over, CMLL’s Fox Sports 2 show will likely return to showing the lightning match and the top 2 singles matches. Everything will be taped, but not everything will air. The end result is this women’s feud they appear to be building Juicio Final around will probably only be seen by the people already going to the shows.

I’ve not found out a reason exactly why Terra was dropped on Friday. Simplest guess is it was blamed for crowd’s not being where they want on Fridays. It wouldn’t completely make sense since it has been many months since they were airing full Friday shows (you still had to go if you wanted to see the main event, and the main events are the only things they use to draw people in) but it’s an easy target to blame when things aren’t going well. It’s unlikely to be a major factor. The regular audience for the show seemed to be under 1,000 (possibly way under) and most of those people are like most of the people reading this website, way too far away from Arena Mexico to actually go.

It probably saves someone some money as well – either Terra or CMLL was paying for the transmission, and it’s always been unclear how either side has directly made any money off it. The most advertisements we’ve seen is a pre-roll advert and that was pretty rare. The shows are surely done under the conceit of being a loss leader – if you come to watch CMLL on Terra, maybe you’ll want to go to a CMLL show or click around on a few Terra shows. It’s hard to measure for CMLL (though the crowd not being great may again have been all the proof they needed) but an easier thing for a website to figure out.

Mil Mascaras will return to Arena Coliseo Guadalajara on 07/25. (Video promo.) That’s a Friday, the first Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Friday show since December 2012. It’s also Mil’s first appearance in the building since 2006, when the main event was Blue Demon Jr., Hijo del Santo and Mascaras versus Atlantis, Pierroth and Ultimo Guerrero. That’s a match unlikely to be repeated.

Rob has highlights of 04/16/14 AAA and bad times for Daga.

Malefico notes that his title win over Stuka was the first time he’s ever challenged for a singles title – he wanted to bring the Occidente Light Heavyweight championship back to the hands of a luchador of the Diablo Velasco school instead of an outsider.

Nitro is happy to return to France, wishes Sangre Azteca could’ve come with him.

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