01/23-26 lucha videos

Two IWRG epsiodes this week (which might mean none next week.) ACM aired a full show. IWL aired but was all repeats.

I’ve added all the missing AAA and IWL matches to https://www.youtube.com/user/luchablogvault . I need to finish adding Terra to DailyMotion (takes forever – DailyMotion upload is slow) and I’ll put the En Busca un Idolo Season 2 episodes on the YouTube site too. This week should be the end of it, though there’s older stuff missing that’ll go up later.

I’ve also pulled all the broken video links from the database (though there are plenty of static pages where they’ll need to be refreshed.) I’ll start adding into the good links back in this week.

I’m sure there’s something I’ve got wrong. Let me know in the comments.

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7Qs6smVovHUyO-kQzxhVT4V

01/25 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vcw8zd
01/26 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/z0de2o

01/26 La Lucha Se Le Hace: http://www.sendspace.com/file/758n83

AAA UTDN: 2014-01-23
taped 2013-12-14 @ Hard Rock Hotel, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Jesus Nunez homage/Noti AAA
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Steve Pain, Toscano

CMLL on Terra: 2014-01-24
taped 2014-01-24 @ Arena Mexico
DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x313d2_thecubsfan_2014-01-24-cmll-terra/1
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr. & Herodes Jr.
2) Goya Kong, Marcela, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Blanca
3) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso Jr., Rey Escorpión
4) Diamante Azul vs Euforia in a lightning match

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-01-24
taped 2014-01-19 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Hip Hop Man & Látigo vs Anubis Black & Hijo De La Bestia
2) Hijo De Dos Caras, Lizmark Jr., Máscara Púrpura vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Súper Nova
3) Vampiro Canadiense vs Pirata Morgan in a Number One Contenders Match for the IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship

AAA on Televisa: 2014-01-25
taped 2014-01-17 @ Arena Naucalpan
Intro & Opener
1) Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita vs La Magnifica, Mary Apache, Sexy Star
2) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
3) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu for the AAA World Trios Championship
4) Cibernético, El Mesías, Fénix vs Daga, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Texano Jr.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-01-25
taped 2014-01-14 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Gallo, Smaker, Tritón vs Felino, Gran Guerrero, Virus
taped 2014-01-19 @ Arena Coliseo
2) Blue Panther, Shocker, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Reaper
3) Atlantis vs Mr. Niebla

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-01-25
taped 2014-01-21 @ Arena Mexico


1) Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Star Jr. vs Cancerbero, Hechicero, Raziel
2) Black Panther, Cachorro, Valiente vs Felino, Puma, Tiger
Stellar Moments
3) La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Terrible, Vangelis, Virus
4) Blue Panther vs Negro Casas

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-01-25
taped 2014-01-17 @ Arena Mexico
1) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Super Porky vs Ephesto, Euforia, Pierroth
Mid Show Intro
2) Averno, Rey Bucanero, Terrible vs Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, La Máscara
3) Atlantis, Shocker, Valiente vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-01-25
taped 2014-01-10 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7mhrsg
1) Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas
2) Atlantis, La Máscara, Máximo vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

CMLL on Terra: 2014-01-26
taped 2014-01-26 @ Arena Coliseo
DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x313ft_thecubsfan_2014-01-26-cmll-terra/1
1) Camaleón & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Molotov, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Akuma, Canelo Casas, Nitro
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
4) Stuka Jr. vs Virus in a lightning match
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

CMLL Puebla: 2014-01-26
taped 2014-01-13 @ Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Meyer vs Disturbio & Inquisidor
2) Camaleón, Flyer, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Espiritu Negro, Fuerza Chicana
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
4) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pierroth, Pólvora
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Shocker vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Terrible

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-01-26
taped 2014-01-26 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Hip Hop Man & Sky Ángel vs Araña de Plata & Hijo De La Bestia
2) Alan Extreme, Emperador Azteca, Látigo vs Anubis Black, Douki, Fulgor
3) Golden Magic, Hijo De Dos Caras, Máscara Púrpura vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Cien Caras Jr. vs Vampiro Canadiense for the IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-01-26
taped 2014-01-19 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Galactar vs Ciber PayasoMortiferoBlack Soul [OLX EXTREMO]
2) Memo Valles, Mongol Chino Jr., Vaquero Romo vs Desafio, Gato Fantasma, Principe de Oro
3) Panthro vs Charles LuceroSilver StarTigre Universitario [Copa Lugman]
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr. for the AAA World Trios Championship


CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-12-14


Astral is too heavy?


taped 2013-12-03 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara

Astral, Eléctrico, Fantasy vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior: Usual unappealing minis match including the routinely appallingly bad moments. End of the second fall was a trainwreck, if the train was first lit on fire. There were three different champions in this match, which no one would’ve known if JCR hadn’t pointed them all out. It’s a credit to JCR for being able to remember but doesn’t much to the point of those championship. I have no idea why this aired, but I’m starting to believe they decide on the GDL match without ever seeing the tape.


taped 2013-12-08 @ Arena Mexico
Máscara Dorada, Thunder, Valiente vs Averno, Euforia, Tama Tonga: usual midcard okay match with nothing going on. Rudos spent more energy on working with for the tecnicos than for themselves (and the middle rudo fall dragged as a bit). Thunder was not horrible but was not good. Dorada and Valiente got in moments.


their work did generally get better later on

Máximo, Rush, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas: Volador & Negro’s names were pulled out of the hat, and so they’re feuding. The Volador técnico turn has been so tremendously lacking and now they’re matching him against the most cheered rudo left. Maybe they’ll have a fun time with it but it’s not actually a way to get someone over. Match was okay but nothing extraordinary (outside of Niebla & Zacarias’ outfit) and I thought the finish sequence looked poor.
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Vampiro new champion, Azul/Olimpico, El Protector

CMLL (SUN) 01/26/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Tapatío b Raycko
Raycko loses in his debut.
2) El Brillante DQ Acertijo
Acertijo fouled Brillante.
3) El Divino & El Ídolo b Évola & Infierno
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Demonio Rojo b Esfinge
Demonio Rojo distracted the ref and pulled Esfinge’s mask for the win.
5) Sky Kid & Smaker b Espectrum & Exterminador
Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Diamante Azul, Shocker, Titán b Olímpico, Terrible, Vangellys
Shocker worked as a tecnico. Tecnicos took straight falls, Azul beating Olimpico each time. Azul wants a shot at Olimpico’s Occidente heavyweight title. Also, somehow, Terrible vs Shocker is happening next week.

Diamante Azul versus Olimpico is going to be some kind of match.

IWRG (SUN) 01/26/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Alfa & Omega b Kaling Black & Matrix Jr.
2) Araña de Plata & Hijo De La Bestia b Hip Hop Man & Sky Ángel
Hip Hop Man & Sky Angel have sort of matching outfits.
3) Alan Extreme, Emperador Azteca, Látigo b Anubis Black, Douki, Fulgor
Alan replaced Dragon Celestial. Alan german suplxed Anubis for the win. Latigo wants a shot at Fulgor’s title.
4) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Trauma I, Trauma II b Golden Magic, Hijo De Dos Caras, Máscara Púrpura
Rudos took 1/3. Purpura was hurt in the third fall. Refs checked on him, and Trauma I snuck a foul on Hijo de Dos.
5) Vampiro Canadiense b Cien Caras Jr. [IWRG IC HEAVY]
Vampiro won the title with a superplex. Cien Caras Jr. falls on his sixth defense. Vampiro is 19th champion.

Vampiro & Cien aired last night, so you’ll be able to watch it yourself tomorrow.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Fenix, Pentagon, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker vs Arez, Belial, Kronos and Tornado, which sounds crazy.

Guerrero Maya vs Black Terry, the latest rematch, will be on the next ChilangaMask show.

Los Colisenos laughed off the claim he was Julio Cesar Rivera.

Porra Fresa has a preview of tonight’s Arena Puebla card, with Negro Casas versus Atlantis. That’s a thing after Sunday.

CMLL posted their video preview from Friday.

Lapaida talks about his career.


CMLL SANCHEZ (SAT) 02/01/2014 Arena Neza
1) Dama Diva & Yuka vs Sexi Angelica
2) Bicot, Dr. Karonte, Súper Colt vs Hermano Muerte II, Hermano Muerte III, Warrior Steel Jr.
3) La Máscara & Máximo vs Dragón Rojo Jr. & Rey Escorpión
4) Neza Kid vs Freelance [hair, mask]
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Atlantis, La Sombra, Rush

The regular Neza shows continue with an apuesta match.

IWRG (SUN) 02/02/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Cristal, Dama De Hierro (DF), Látigo vs Diosa Maya, La Sádica, Zurdog
2) Chico Che, Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota vs Hijo del Fishman, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
3) Oficial 911 vs Golden Magic [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Oficial 911 is champion, second defense
4) Centvrión & Hijo De Dos Caras vs Alan Extreme & Veneno and Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Imposible and Araña de Plata & Trauma I and Electro Boy & Súper Nova and Atomic Star & Eterno and Dragón Celestial & Relámpago and Emperador Azteca & Máscara Púrpura [El Protector, seeding battle royal]
5) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [El Protector, quarterfinal]
6) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [El Protector, quarterfinal]
7) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [El Protector, quarterfinal]
8) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [El Protector, quarterfinal]
9) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [El Protector, semifinal]
10) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [El Protector, semifinal]
11) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [El Protector, final]

IWRG’s version of the Gran Alternativa. Hey, if Imposible or Alan Extreme win, maybe one day they’ll win an IWRG championship! (Wait a second…) I can’t figure out how Hijo de Dos Caras is the veteran on any team. Eterno being back is the big news.

IWRG also annoucned a FILL vs Skayde Gym show for 02/04. No Thursday show this week and that replaces the usual one next week.

great match roundup, week of 2013-12-14

Great/Excellent Matches


Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
– CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-12-14
– CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-12-14
– CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-12-14
– AAA UTDN: 2013-12-19

Matches To Watch Later
IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-12-15

taped 2013-12-15 @ Arena Naucalpan
Dr. Cerebro vs Apolo Estrada, hair vs hair:


Casas outsmart Atlantida, Toryumon Mexico

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (SUN) 01/26/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, LuchaWorldYahoo! Deportes]
1) Camaleón & Sensei b Apocalipsis & Ramstein
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Akuma, Canelo Casas, Nitro b Molotov, Oro Jr., Stigma
Rudos took 1/3, Nitro pinning Molotov on what appeared to be a botched three count.
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Virus b Stuka Jr. [lightning]
Virus snuck in a foul to beat Stuka Jr.
5) Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger b Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Casas family took 1/3 in a hot match. Negro snuck in a foul to beat Atlantis. Atlantis
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 2/3.

Last four matches were good, with that semifinal great. It sounds like they’ll definitely rematch next week, but could run into each other on Tuesday.

Terra had the same buffering issues they’ve had often in Coliseo (including last week.) Only the Baja feed recorded well for me.

Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 01/26/2014 Sala de Armas Magdalena Mixhuca [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Dowki & Fulgor I b Arkanos & Latino
2) Akuma & Yoruba b Aguila Solitaria Jr. & Robin (CMLL) [Copa Dragon, quarterfinal]
3) Hijo del Signo & Zumba b Krator & Piel Roja [Copa Dragon, quarterfinal]
4) Grako & Super Ciudadano b Kilvan & Ultimo Rebelde [Copa Dragon, quarterfinal]
5) Infierno & Patan b El Hacha & Oro Jr. [Copa Dragon, quarterfinal]
6) Akuma & Yoruba b Hijo del Signo & Zumba [Copa Dragon, semifinal]
7) Grako & Super Ciudadano b Infierno & Patan [Copa Dragon, semifinal]
8) Baby Star b Felina Metalica [JUAREZ WOMEN]
Baby Star is champion and kept her title.
9) Grako & Super Ciudadano b Akuma & Yoruba [Copa Dragon, final]
17th edition. Yoruba challenged Super Ciudadano to an apuesta match.
10) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero b Blue Panther, Magnus, Último Dragón
Euforia replaced Ultimo Guerrero, but Bucanero took over feuding with Dragon. Bucanero snuck in a foul to beat Dragon, then took his mask after.

A Toryumon show. They should have another show before DragonMania in May.

Dark Angel said she was doing English commentary for CMLL on Friday. I wonder who they’re selling TV to now.

CMLL has posted the Nueva Peste Negra and Rush vs Shocker skits from Friday. They’re both fun, and hopefully the start of a trend.

Marco Corleone says his first match back went well.

Rob has highlights of 11/12/13 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

This week’s Super Libre had Rudy Santana, Guerrero Maya and Titan as guests.

Animal won the Gran Prix Refaccionarias del Valle in Tijuana

Los Colisenios believes we should not get too excited abotu a Shocker rudo turn given the last few years but a feud with Rush might be good for him. Meanwhile, Argos on Facebook angrily responded to the recent Mistico column by claiming Los Colisenos/Cesar is in fact CMLL announcer Julio Cesar Rivera and two other people who work for CMLL. (The multiple people would explain why he was oddly posting on two different blogs at last week, that was really business exposing.)


CMLL (SUN) 02/02/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Leono vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Magnus, Molotov, Sensei vs Artillero, Camorra, Súper Comando
3) Dragon Lee vs Hijo del Signo [lightning]
4) Pegasso, Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Nosferatu, Skándalo
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger
6) La Sombra, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

Rematch in the semimain, Sombra playing the part of Dragon Rojo in the main event.

CMLL Cadetes AGAIN almost team up. It’s going to happen, some day. That’s a weird tercera rudo side – including Skandalo making his return.

01/25 AAA TV Results (Guerrero Negro) – Zorro advances in Rey de Reyes

AAA TV (SAT) 01/25/2014 Estadio de Beisbol, Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur [AAA]
1) Mary Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie b Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita
La Jarochita replaced Lolita.
2) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Psicosis, Texano Jr.
Fantasma was not at the show, but appeared on the video screen to introduce Psicosis as his replacement.
3) Zorro b El MesíasFénixSilver King [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Group 1. Eliminations went Silver King (Fenix tornillo), Fenix (Mesias top rope splash), Mesias (Zorro plancha).
4) Dark Cuervo, Dark Ozz, Dark Scoria b Cibernético, Jack Evans, La Parka
Ozz, representing Guerrero Negro, beat Jack with the Ozz Driver.

Air Date: 02/01 – nearly all of Naucalpan air this week, so they’ll air this one next week.

Updated Rey de Reyes bracket2014reydereyesblocka

(We’re still not sure if this is 16 people, guessing.)

Zorro winning is a good idea; he needs something to do to get some momentum and advancing to the Rey de Reyes final gives him that.

Nothing else worth nothing on this show. Dorian said they drew 6,000 people. Tickets were earlier announced as free, though AAA didn’t push that as much as their last couple free shows. They have a quick turn around to the next taping, Thursday in Toluca.


Shocker rudo, Escorpion/Maximo, Gran Alternativa, Kamaitaichi

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (FRI) 01/24/2014 Arena Mexico [CMLL TerraLuchaWorld]
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. b Guerrero Negro Jr. & Herodes Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca b Goya Kong, Marcela, Silueta
Rudas took 2/3 in a long match. Dalys used the ropes to beat Marcela.
2) Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Blanca b Goya Kong, Marcela, Silueta
Amapola replaced Seductora. Rudas took 2/3 in a long match. Dalys used the ropes to beat Marcela.

3) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Titán b Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso Jr., Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 2/3. Maximo used the ropes to beat Escorpion. Maximo challenged Escorpion to a hair match. Escorpion agreed. The commissioner just happened to have a contract, but Escorpion walked out instead of signing.
4) Diamante Azul b Euforia [lightning]
Azul german suplex in
5) Averno, Mephisto, Negro Casas b La Sombra, Rush, Shocker
Straight falls, Shocker fouling Rush to set up the rudo win. Shocker declared he was joining the rudo side so he could fight Rush.
6) Niebla Roja, Reaper, Último Guerrero b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Volador Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, Guerrero Special on Volador.

Shocker has not been a rudo since 2006, when he returned to CMLL as a surprise member of Los Perros del Mal. That rudo stint only lasted a couple of months. Rush is the guy who’s been and will get booed in their feud, but Shocker turning rudo means they’re committed to keeping him tecnico for the time being.

CMLL aired a vignette of Shocker & Rush having a near fight in the gym and one of Mr. Niebla & Zacarias recruiting crazy Herodes & Barbaro as new Peste Negra members. Those should air on TV in the next week.

Niebla Roja, Guerrero Maya, Delta, Gran Guerrero, Stukita, and Mascara Dorada all rode the Turiluchas bus to the show.

AAA tapes tonight in Guerrero Negro. Tapings in Baja California Sur are rare. It’s not the easiest place to get to, but AAA’s more willing to go when they have a good sponsor for the taping. Tickets are free for this show. The Rey de Reyes tournament starts with Zoror, Silver King, Fenix and Mesias in Block A. Mesias seems like the favorite, since AAA seems to be setting up Psycho Clown/Texano Jr. II for Rey de Reyes. Those two meet in the Consejo/Clown segunda. Main event is La Secta vs Cibernetico, Parka, and Jack, with the rudos being listed as the hometown team.

Rob has highlights of 11/15/13 AAA

Drago says his relationship with Faby is only professional, it was AAA who put them together, and Cuervo had no reason to be jealous

Arkangel promo on Gallo.

Kamaitaichi (CMLL Facebook)


CMLL (FRI) 01/31/2014 Arena Mexico
1) Stukita & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Violencia & Pierrothito
2) Fuego, Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón vs Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Marcela vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) La Sombra & Oro Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr. & Terrible and Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. and Averno & El Rebelde and Hombre Bala Jr. & Máximo and Akuma & Rey Bucanero and Blue Panther & Cachorro and Espanto Jr. & Mephisto [Gran Alternativa, semifinal]
winner faces Block B winner (02/07) in the final (02/14)
5) Mr. Niebla, Shocker, Último Guerrero vs Atlantis, La Máscara, Rush

Shocker returns a rudo, teaming with his greatest rival and his other greatest rival. (Also, the Atlantis & UG thing.)

Gran Alternativa is much earlier in the year than recent years. El Rebelde makes his DF debut in this tournament. Hombre Bala was runner up last year and is one of the favorites. Oro Jr. and Soberano Jr. also have chances (and that would set up a Sombra/Volador meeting.) I’m assuming this will operate like Leyenda de Plata and the entire tournament will air on Terra.

Tercera continues the Marcela/Dalys feud, which hopefully quickly gets to wherever it’s going.

Japanense wikipedia has a picture of a supernatural mythical monster Kamiatachi as a sort of giant squirrel with knifes attached to each foot.  Sounds fun. The idea is they move so fast no one can actually see them. There are two NJPW trainees on excursions right now – one in Europe, one in the US, neither sounding like they’re headed to Japan. Don’t even have a guess on this one.

Sin Cara talks, Queretaro, Mexico preview

CMLL (WED) 01/22/2014 Arena Queretaro [Arena Quereatro]
1) Ultimo Soldado b Power Man
2) Silver Dragon & Super Gallo b Neurosis & Star Tron
3) Drabek I & Drabek II b Robin & Stigma
Robin replaced Soberano. Local vets beat DF rookies.
4) Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr. & Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 1/3. Escorpion challenged Cometa to a hair match.
5) Mr. Niebla & Negro Casas DQ Rush & Shocker
Rudos took 2/3, the last when Rush fouled Negro Casas. Rush had problems with Shocker post match.

Don’t think they’re actually doing Escorpion/Cometa but it’d be interesting to see how many people it’d be if they did. Soberano may be hurt, because this is a few shows he’s missed.

Sin Cara (the name we’re using for the original Mistico going forward) was never really a great lucha libre promo, but he was notorious for off screen agitated rants to the press in his last few years in Mexico. Sin Cara’s back in Mexico and so is his style of being unafraid to say whatever it is on his mind. Sin Cara’s appearance on Tercera Caida was the first part in a process to rehab his star power in Mexico. He blamed WWE for his failure in that promotion and portrayed independence as his own preference, not one imposed on him.

Alfredo has the best recap you’re going to read of the show. The rest of this is me writing about what I could understand and what he wrote.

The name issue is not settled. Sin Cara said he owns that name and said he is not afraid of WWE suing him about it. This seems absurd. (He also claimed to own the Mistico name at times, then later said Hunico came up with it first and CMLL registered it.) Los Coliseinos has his spin on the legal situation around the Mistico & Sin Cara names; the short version is Sin Cara is lying about just about everything. Cesar says CMLL lost it’s petition to own Sin Cara name Mexico, but WWE owns the name (and CMLL owns the Mistico name, which Sin Cara claimed he created and owned.) I think he’s generally right – those names have long been trademarked by those corporations, not the luchador. WWE also would absolutely not continue to use the name if they did not believe they legally owned it.

Sin Cara may get away with using the names on non-TV shows due the complexity of dealing with the Mexican legal system, but AAA or anyone else is not going to make the mistake of getting into a legal dispute with WWE by putting him on TV with that name. It’s in Sin Cara’s best interest to really own his own name going forward. Maybe he’s just reestablishing himself as the true Mistico/Sin Cara before he goes onto the next name.

Sin Cara blames WWE for his problems there. He specifically said there were moves he was told he was no longer allowed to do, including not being told to do certain moves right before he went out for his debut. He defended his decision not to learn English by saying wrestling is a universal language and he had no problem not knowing Japanese when he wrestled in Japan, so the wrestlers in WWE should’ve had no problem working with him. Sin Cara said he didn’t know English, didn’t want to learn English, didn’t understand the point of learning English. He repeatedly claimed WWE never supported him, and his bad performances were because he was mentally beat down by WWE.

Sin Cara had paradoxical things to say about Mistico II. On TV, he tried to take some credit for him and Rush (claimed to be their padrino, which didn’t actually happen) and said he had no problem with him. Later, he wasn’t really happy with Mistico and claimed CMLL makes Mistico’s partners tone down their act not to over shadow him. Sin Cara spoke highly of Paco Alonso and low of the programming department, which is not a change from when he was in CMLL.

Sin Cara’s 02/01 show will be a free show (the ring will be set up on the street in front of the gym.) They’ll easily draw a crowd; they drew a big crowd just by standing around and talking in TVC reception area for twenty minutes. Sin Cara’s last three years did not go the way anyone wanted and he’s been damaged, but he’s also still a star.

Sin Cara’s greater plan for the moment is to cash in on being an ex-WWE star and an ex-Mistico. He probably won’t be going to all the big companies he mentioned, but he’ll be working every small company that’ll pay him what he wants. Sin Cara is still going to AAA, but it’ll be like Blue Demon Jr.’s current deal with AAA – appear on the big shows when they want him, irregularly on regular TV, and working around his outside schedule. (Even if there were no other issues, and there are many other issues, that sort of schedule would not work as well in CMLL.) I’d expect WWL to make a run for him for as soon as those March shows, and the success of FantasticaMania might inspire one of the smaller Japanese promotions to bring him in for an appearance.

Sin Cara mentioning wanting to finishing his feuds with Dr. Wagner & Ultimo Guerrero. He didn’t mention Perro Aguayo Jr., which would be his most popular feud, but I think he was just throwing names out.

MedioTiempo has their recap of the show, as does R de Rudo.

CMLL preview of tonight’s how pushes the main event as a team up between new friends Volador & Mistico. Also, Mascara Dorada will be there. They’ll face Ultimo Guerrero, Niebla Roja and Reapper. There’s been no mention in Mexico of Mistico’s injury on the final FantasticaMania show; it seems like they’ve settled into a routine of it just popping out of his arms at times, but not taking much time off. CMLL pushes the semimain as a return of Negro Casas/Shocker/Rush issue, out of Shocker/Sombra/Rush vs Casas/Averno/Mephisto. That hair match, or even part of that hair match, ought to take place at Dos Leyendas if it’s happening any time soon. Dos Leyendas is eight Fridays from tonight, so CMLL should start moving in that direction.

The Terra show has some good matches, with Diamante Azul/Euforia as the internet TV main event.

Eric R reviews 01/18 Lucha Azteca.

Alfredo recaps this year’s lucha winners in the WON and a recap of last week’s TerceraCaida. Dandy vs Atlantis should main event a Nuevo Valores show some week.

This card is promoting Axel as Nieto del Santo, which may cause some legal issues.

Titan calls Virus one of the best luchadors in CMLL, but he never backs down from a challenge. Very excited for that match; Virus is going to test Titan in a different way than Negro Casas & Averno.

Rey Hechicero & Arkangel de la Muerte vs Solar & Negro Navarro has been added to the ChilangaMask show.

DJ Spectro looks back at La Sombra (the one before this one) vs Supremo II and Dos Caras vs Mazambula.

Zeuxis is off the WWL poster now. They’ll have a press conference for the show next Wednesday.

01/24-27 lucha times

box. No one cares about this post even more than usual!

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Naucalpan show, which seemed originally like a two week taping but may no longer be. They may have to skip one of the matches, but guessing they’ll find a way to squeeze everything in (including the Jesus Nunez tribute.)

The Televisa slot is listed as starting 4:30pm, but I’d keep an eye on their Twitter Saturday.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Atlantis, Shocker, Valiente vs Peste Negra.

52MX: Atlantis/Niebla. Women’s match is in the GDL spot.

C3: Blue Panther vs Negro Casas, Terrible, Vangelis, Virus vs La Mascara, Rush, Titan

TVC Deportes (Puebla): At 11pm this week. Flyer & Espiritu Negro debut, build for Shocker/Bucanero.

Lucha Azteca: Negro Casas vs Volador

Terra Friday: Diamante Azul vs Euforia, Gen 11 vs Herodes/Guerrero Negro

Terra Sunday: Stuka vs Virus, Estetas vs Revolucionarios

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: Vampiro vs Pirata has been airing all week and probably will thru Sunday

Noches de Coliseo: maybe last Tuesday? Maybe last Sunday? Guessing a little bit of both.

IWL: should be an off week, but tentatively listed on next week’s schedule.


Sin Cara says he’s a free agent and has rights to that name

Sin Cara made his first post-WWE appearance on tonight’s Tercera Caida, starting at the 33:30 mark. He also talked for about 20 more minutes on the after the cameras segment.

Sin Cara made a lot of declarations, but the biggest were about his name and future. Sin Cara stated he had legal rights to that name and would continue using it in Mexico. Cara was using a slightly modified version of his WWE mask (eye holes restored to bring back the white contacts) and will be using that mask going forward. WWE and CMLL have both appeared to make claims on both the look and identity, but Sin Cara said he owned both and had people legally taking care of it.

Sin Cara also said he was out of his WWE contract, had the option to return, but would probably not. Sin Cara said he wanted to wrestle everywhere as an independent, and not be tied to one company, similar to statements Dr. Wagner Jr. and LA Park have made in the past. Sin Cara brought up lots of promotions – including CMLL, AAA, TxT and NJPW – as places to go, but his freedom seemed more important than the destination.

As of now, he’s only committed to two matches – the 02/01 Sin Cara Gym Anniversary show (which will include Argenis, Argos, Mini Monster Clown and planned to have past mask victims Oriental & Black Warrior ) and the previously announced 03/01 Baja Stars Wrestling Tijuana show. He’s got his legal representation taking care of these shows and said the 03/01 show wasn’t totally certain.

There’s a lot more to unpack, and I’ll try to do that tomorrow.

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