shocking Pikachu loss, Mr. Niebla back, Sombra/Atlantis thoughts

photo by Black Terry Jr.

CMLL (TUE) 08/18/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Gallo, Magnum, Vaquero Jr. b Furia Roja, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
2) Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Metálico b Hombre Bala Jr., Omar Brunetti, Súper Halcón Jr.
Omar wiped out Metalico with a tope, but Disturbio & Canelo beat Halcon & Bala.
3) Amapola, La Seductora, Zeuxis b La Vaquerita, Marcela, Silueta
Rudas took 2/3
4) Atlantis b Ripper
Atlantis won clean in the third
5) Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Dragon Lee, La Máscara, Volador Jr.
The returning Niebla beat Volador via foul. La Mascara replaced Mistico (TV appearance?), Niebla Roja replaced Negro Casas (still injured).

Mr. Niebla’s ‘break’ was just two weeks this time. Mistico was posting photos of him on a TV show, so that might have been the reason he missed on Tuesday. Omar & Metalico are matched up again next week so they’re still feuding despite not being involved in the finish.

Negro Casas is listed in Arena Mexico tomorrow and in Puebla on Monday, but he said he’s out one more week.

IWRG FILL (WED) 08/19/2015 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Mano a Mano, The Gladiatores]
1) Diosa Atenea & Sexy Girl vs Lady Drago & Lilith Dark
2) Acero, Adrenalina, Guerrero 2000 b Blue Monsther, Omega, Voltar
3) Aramis b Yoruba, Aeroman, Enigma, Voraz
Aramis beat Aeroman. Good match.
4) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Araña de Plata, Chapulin, Fresero Jr., Kanon, Shadow Boy, Sniper b Atomic Fly, Espada De Plata, Fly Star, Galaxy, Keiser Drago, Marduck Jr., Salchichita, Toxin Boy[Copa Higher Power]
FILL (Alas de Acero) vs ZEUS (Toxin Boy). Aramis is listed as working twice. Arena de Plata beat Toxin Boy with a legdrop, though team Zeus claimed Toxin Boy kicked out before three.
5) Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Eternus b Atomic Star, Canis Lupus, Eterno and Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Pikachu [losers advance]
Debut of Eternus. Eterno was annoyed by someone using something so close to his own name and went after him the match, but it was Eternu’s team which escaped the match
6) Atomic Star, Canis Lupus, Eterno b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Pikachu [mask, capitans mask]
Atomic Star and Pikachu were drawn as captains. Both teams were brawling outside and almost all got counted out, but Eterno sent Atomic Star in the ring just in time. Pikachu was unmasked as Marco Antonio Guillen Soto, 30 years old, 8 years a wrestler, from Naucalpan. He’s the same Pikachu who was wrestling here as that name and Guizmo from 2009-2012.

Pickahu was a cult favorite back when he was a regular. It’s likely he’s been working as some other character; that’s been the trend for mask losses on the lesser Naucalpan shows.

There’s not a lot of follow up to the mask/match match announcement. It seems to have caught everyone by surprise. There no sign of any plan of this match happening this year until August 5th, when CMLL totally changed a Friday night main event and put Atlantis & Sombra together in what would end up as the first build towards this match. CMLL seemed content to stick with Thunder and Ultimo Guerrero in the main event until that point, and were even still building towards that match on the same week as Sombra/Atlantis started

Three theories

  1. Thunder is unable to wrestle for longer than they expected and they needed something else. No one’s explained what’s going on, but he’s still not back in the ring and still not scheduled on anything (except the one Guadalajara card a month from now, but that can be changed.) At the same time, there are always other options CMLL can come up with which aren’t Sombra or Atlantis losing their masks. They wouldn’t do well, but Thunder/UG wasn’t going to do super.
  2. Either Atlantis or La Sombra is leaving CMLL immediately. Atlantis has more than earned a retirement (and has said in the past that he’d retire if he was unmasked.) La Sombra had a WWE tryout in the past, and wouldn’t need to keep this mask before going there. There’s no news about any new association with him and WWE, this is just examining every possibility, and Atlantis seems like the type not to suddenly announce he was retiring.
  3. CMLL either wants or needs the gigantic gate they’ve gotten from the last two Anniversary show. Atlantis/Sombra might be the only match they have right now which could do that gate (Maybe some combination with Rush.) CMLL making decisions because they want to make the most money possible does not seem like CMLL, and it doesn’t explain why they only decided to do that at the last second – it’s not like they just figured out Thunder/UG wasn’t going to be big, I’d hope – but having that one big night pays for a lot of 10% turnout Tuesday shows.

The third possibility fits with the sudden return of LA Park & Dr. Wagner Junior. If CMLL and those guys can continue doing business, that’s two more gigantic gates down the road. Good business really the only reason to bring them back. Businesses making decisions to create better business should seem like normal operations, but this is unusual for the home of low overhead and long lived grudges. Maybe they’ll return AAA’s calls after Park & Wagner are done.

I’m going to be the angriest person ever if they change this match.

CMLL posted video of the press conference here.  It seems like all their livestreams are now just getting quickly archived on the website soon after they’re completed. LuchaWorld has a recap.

KronoSport has a photo of the mask versus mask contract. It looks like a contract!

LA Park said on CMLL Informa that he would debut next Friday, the same day as Wagner. Announcing their returns at a press conference made the most sense, but it would’ve been hilarious if next week’s poster just showed up on the website with Wagner & Park’s names on it. We would’ve been confused for days. LA Park said there was a betting poll on when he’d leave CMLL last time.

AAA announced another Ring & RockstAAArs Hard Rock Hotel show for September 13 in Riviera Maya. These have been TV tapings in the past; it’s not explicitly said this one will be, but I’d imagine so. It’d fit in as the 09/19 TV. Hopefully only one week, because it’s usually only four matches and the shows are packed with filler when they run them over two weeks.

Tornado Negro II took Chico Che’s hair in Tijuana.

Black Terry Jr. has footage of Trauma I being stitched back together after his match with Pagano.

RobViper has a music video of 04/03/15 AAA.

Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Underground episode 37.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

SuperLuchas look back at shows on August 19th has a great confusing story. On August 19, 1956, Monterrey’s Rolando Vera defeated El Santo for the NWA Middleweight Championship in something that reads like a career making win. Except, a few days later, the Mexico City commission invalidated the title change, declaring Santo was too tired from defending the title three times that month and Vera had previously lost in two previous challenges so he shouldn’t have gotten a third. They tried to give the title back to Santo, but Santo said no. They held a rematch in Mexico City two months later, where Vera won the title officially. I need to know more about that, but it reads like a ‘Dusty finish’ decades before Dusty.

Drago is doing an autograph signing on August 29th in Los Angeles, adjacent to his appearance in PWG

Aero Boy is headed to Chicago on September 13th.

Super Comando shows off his La Bazooka hold.

Nino Hamburugesa talks about his match in Puebla.

Rayo de Jalisco said his fellow wrestlers told him he should go for 25 years of wrestling and then retire. He notes he’s still around after 40. I think they were right.

A short film on SLP’s Rayo de Plata won an award.

ChilangaMask says it’s going to start using movie themes for shows. (They might have been kidding.)

Lady Apache will be named Queen of the Firefighters. Lucha libre is weird.

La Sombra versus Atlantis, mask versus mask, set for September 18th & Wagner/Park return to CMLL

La Sombra, the winner of the 81st Anniversary show, will put his mask on the line against Atlantis, the winner of the 82nd Anniversary show, in a mask versus mask match in this year’s Anniversary show. The two signed a contract for the match at a CMLL press conference this afternoon. There were no other stipulations or other luchadors involved or even teased to be involved, in a straight one on one match.

This is really happening. I’ve been skeptical of this actually happening, and was expecting some sort of angle to interrupt the press conference. Instead, they just simply signed the contracts. There’s a month for CMLL to change their minds, but the tickets go on sale tomorrow and it would be a significant backlash if they changed the main event after putting the tickets on sale. (Ticket prices have not been announced, but expected to be sky high.)

La Sombra is the favorite to take Atlantis mask. It would be more a certainty if anything about this makes sense. It’s clear CMLL was not planning on doing this match until two Fridays ago, when the feud was suddenly started in the main event of the show. The historic nature of the match will mean another huge gate, though putting this together cold at the last second with no TV for the feud seems like it’s going to hurt it a little it.

This would’ve been a big news conference even without the Anniversary main event. Dr. Wagner Jr. and LA Park are returning to CMLL. Dr. Wagner Jr.’s return was announced on a video (he’s in the US) and as taking place next Friday. LA Park appeared for an interview, but did not have a return date. Park said he hoped it’d be soon, so he could help fill all the empty buildings. Park did seem to have a program, as he said he was coming to CMLL to get at Rush. Rush & the Ingobernables have been feuding with LA Park on the indy shows, and LA Park said he was bringing the indy to CMLL. Wagner & Park are part of CMLL officially – this isn’t another All Elite situation. They’re probably on the Anniversary show, though it wasn’t said.

Dr. Wagner and LA Park were kicked out of CMLL seven years ago. It appeared they had a lot of disagreements with CMLL management, but a singles match between them at the 75th Anniversary show which turned into an out of control brawl appeared to be the breaking point in the relationship. Both eventually ended up in AAA, where they drew well but also completely annoyed management (and were completely annoyed by management.) LA Park seemed to get on the ‘never again!’ list for AAA too, but Wagner was on the World Cup show and was in talks with them to work TripleMania. Given it’s Wagner, he probably was talking with AAA the same time he was talking to CMLL. It’s unclear what changed to cause CMLL to bring them back; it’s possibly some combination of Wagner/Park’s demands going down as indy work has dwindled, and CMLL realizing it’s lack of marketable main eventers when Rush/Sombra/Niebla/Shocker/Casas were all out via suspension or injury at about the same time.

The big idea has to be LA Park versus Rush in an apuesta match sometime down the road; maybe the 83rd Anniversary show, since they’re running out of big masks. There’s no telling if LA Park and CMLL will make it that long without wanting to kill each other, or if they can get LA Park to agree to an apuesta match without changing how much he’s wanting at the last second. Park & Wagner stand up for themselves a lot stronger than other luchadors, but dealing with them can be like playing with fire. This may not work out well – it almost certainly will not end with everyone happy! – but it’ll definitely be interesting.

That’s pretty much all the news, though it took about forty minutes to get there. Guerrero Maya Jr. & Boby Zavala were confirmed as the En Busca de un Idolo finalists. (There was talk about the winner going to Japan, there was no talk about the winner’s title shot.) The bodybuilding contest was announced for November 25th, with La Mascara apparently involved this year. There’s a good chance of that airing on YouTube. A lot of time was spent talking about a CMLL branded lottery ticket. And that’s it.

No talk about the Universal championship, no talk about Naito coming in. No mention of what else might be on the Anniversary card. It’s a one match show, but that’s seems to be the way of big shows in Mexico City – a dream match or two on top, and they might not even mention the rest of the card. There might be other things added – the Dalys/Angel feud looks dropped, but that Shockercito/Demus feud might be noteworthy – but they’re selling this show entirely on seeing Sombra or Atlantis be unmasked.

Valiente defeats Hechicero, CMLL press conference, AAA online store

photo by Alexis Salazar-CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 08/18/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Acero & Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Universo 2000
Acero & Aereo was originally announced, Angelito was listed in Aereo’s place in the preview, and Ultimo Dragoncito ended up in the match.
2) Leono, Metatrón, Molotov b Espanto Jr., Espiritu Negro, Inquisidor
3) Okumura, Puma, Tiger b Oro Jr., Pegasso, Stigma
4) Cavernario, Felino, Rey Escorpión b Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., Tritón
Rey Escorpion didn’t get along with his partners.
5) Valiente b Hechicero
Hechicero used the ropes to beat Valiente in the first, but Valiente took 2/3 to win.
6) Ángel de Oro, La Sombra, Marco Corleone b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Kamaitachi was listed in for Vangellys in the preview, but Vangellys wrestled anyway.

Great “Nuevo Valores” main event.

CMLL has a press conference today to announce the CMLL Anniversary match at noon CT today. It’ll be streamed live on CMLL.com (probably via YouTube.) I have no idea what they’re going to do now. I very much doubted they were going to do Atlantis versus La Sombra in a mask match with no one else, but they only really done that feud and aired a video which seemed to explicitly be teasing that match. They’re not really teasing anything else; Ultimo Guerrero mentioned he still wanted the match with Thunder on C3, but that’s all the talk that match has gotten. It doesn’t make sense to do that Sombra/Atlantis on six weeks of build but sometimes wrestling promotions do things which appear to make no sense.

(C3 was also entertaining for the announcers passing along hot gossip on what they heard the main event would be: Ultimo Guerrero versus La Sombra versus Thunder versus Marco. Marco?!?! No offense, Marco. That show was entertaining in almost no other way.)

It’s a press conference, so they’re compelled to talk for 45-60 minutes. They should announce the En Busca de un Idolo final, which will be Boby Zavala versus Guerrero Maya Jr. unless they struggled counting to an absurd degree. They like talking about upcoming title matches, and there’s one on Sunday and Monday. They like talking about people going to or coming form Japan, so Naito’s trip to Mexico City should be mentioned here if it’s really happening. They should announce the Universal tournament if it’s happening before the Anniversary show, but who knows.

AAA has an online store! It appears to ship to the US! I’m amazing/confused, though this being a project of the AAA English side would make sense. Shirts are $12.27, shipping adds a couple more dollars. Some of these t-shirts were the ones being sold inside the arena at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, though the Blue Demon shirts are notably missing. If you try this, let everyone know if it actually works.

The KDNA promotion announced they’re hosting an AAA TV taping on 09/20 in Arena Jose Suliman (the former Arena Solidaridad). They have a roster poster with Mundo & Cage – they probably wouldn’t include those two unless they were on the card, but I’d guess they have a lot of people on that poster who won’t be on the card.

Atlantis, when talking about all the feuds he’s got going on the same time, notes many people have wanted to destroy him but no one has done it so far.

Mini Charly Manson, who hasn’t been on TV much this year, has been winning bodybuilding contests. He notes is tough to stay in good shape for wrestling and bodybuilding.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Ultimo Guerrero & Hechicero vs Caifan & Avisman ChilangaMask. The promotion was very happy about the words Jose Luis Feliciano said about the promotion.

LuchaWorld has MamaLucha results and KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews Hijo del Santo versus Negro Casas from September 1995.

Lineup

CMLL (SAT) 08/22/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Fantasy vs Pierrothito
2) Magnus vs Súper Comando
3) Soberano Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte
4) Tritón vs Hechicero
5) Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Pólvora & Rey Escorpión
6) Rey Cometa vs Mephisto
7) Ángel de Oro, Rush, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja

A show of interesting matches, though it might be a bit rushed with a lot of people also working the Tragdeias show the same night.

IWRG (SUN) 08/23/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Aramis & Voltar vs Magnum 44 & Vardeus
2) Kaving & Ultraman vs Avisman & Imposible
3) Diablo Jr. 1 & El Hijo del Diablo vs Hijo del Pantera & Pantera [super libre]
4) Danny Casas, Eterno, Veneno vs Negro Navarro, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
5) Súper Nova vs Golden Magic
6) Canis Lupus, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Pagano vs LA Park, Trauma I, Trauma II

Pagano main events here, and is also facing Nicho once again in Arena Neza. The sense I have is he’s actually working as a draw, so at least someone’s making money.

CMLL (TUE) 08/25/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Explosivo & Reycko vs Évola & Relampago
2) Estrellita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Omar Brunetti, Stigma, The Panther vs Metálico, Okumura, Sangre Azteca
4) Blue Panther, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker
5) Marco Corleone, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla

Mr. Niebla back, and right back in the main event without his partners is strange.

CMLL (TUE) 08/25/2015 Arena México
1) Bengala & Robin vs Apocalipsis & Espanto Jr.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero, Nitro, Raziel
4) Dark Angel vs Zeuxis [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Tritón vs Cavernario, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
6) Máximo, Mistico, Titán vs Gran Guerrero, Kamaitachi, Último Guerrero

Titan versus Kamaitachi sounds like fun, as does Dark Angel versus Zeuxis. That’s a first time ever match.

Guadalajara, FULL, Arena Mexico preview

CMLL (SUN) 08/16/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Rey Halcón & Star Black b El Chakal & Relampago
2) El Divino, Frezzer, Javier Cruz Jr. DQ Black Sugar, Demonio Rojo, El Yaqui
Yaqui fouled Freezer. The two agreed to a mask match next week.
3) Furia Roja, Joker, Sádico b Neutrón, Vaquero Jr., Virgo
Furia Roja beat Neutron
4) El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón b Draego, Nautilius, Omar Brunetti
Draego’s debut in this building. Sanson beat Omar.
5) Pepe Aguayo b Rayman
Pepe was DQed for excessive violence in the first, but took the second and third (by unseen foul) to win.

Pepe seemed to do one of those off screen turns. Yaqui & Freezer are indeed having their mask match next week.

FULL (SUN) 08/16/2015 Arena Solidaridad [LuchaMania Monterrey]
1) Gran Shakira b Shakirita
2) Mini Bengalí & Mini Difunto b Mini Hator & Tequilita
3) Chocolata & Ultima Sombra b Orquídea Negra & Sexy Piscis
4) Chamaco Gurrola, Mr. Nice, Panthro b Genocida, Monje Negro Jr., Silver Star
5) El Divo, Hijo de Mascara Sagrada, Lady Apache, Mascarita Sagrada b Guapito, Hator, Rossy Moreno, Scorpio Jr.
Lady Apache b Rossy Moreno
6) Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Silver King b El Hijo de Aníbal, Hijo De Dos Caras, Octagón
Fuerza fouled Octagon
7) LA Park, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Tinieblas Jr. b Dr. Wagner Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, Máscara Año 2000
LA Park pulled Wagner’s mask for the win. Many challenges followed.

In theory, this airs on the FULL show some point soon – but the FULL show hasn’t been on the air the last two weeks, so maybe that’s not possible.

CMLL (MON) 08/17/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Metálico b Star Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr., Zaeta Roja LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 1/3
2) Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany b Dark Angel, Estrellita, Lluvia LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicas took 2/3
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Blue Panther Jr., Rey Cometa, The Panther LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Cancerberos took 1/3 in the best match on the show
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky b Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Usual Porky match. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE DEL MUNDO EN VIVO (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 2/3. Atlantis beat Mephisto clean to set up a title match next week.

Missable show, the least interesting since they’ve started the live airings.

Today’s Arena Mexico main event is Marco Corleone, La Sombra and Angel de Oro versus Terrible, Rey Bucanero and Kamaitachi. Kamaitachi is a late sub for Vangellys. Sombra & Marco will probably make Angel’s life difficult. Hechicero versus Valiente in a three falls singles match is the semimain. This is the first one of those Hechicero has had in Arena Mexico; everything else has been lightning and En Busca de un Idolo. It’s not the first time Hchicero and Valiente have met in a singles match; Rey Hechicero beat Valiente in a title match in 2008 in Gimnasio Nuevo Leon.

No lightning match this week. Angelito replaces Aereo in the opener.

CMLL will be on ClaroSports for four more weeks, according to edecan Jaanika. That takes them to 09/11, the week prior to the Anniversary show.

Blue Panther & Thunder were added to the 09/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara show, which suggests someone expects Thunder to be wrestling again soon. They replace Gallo and Mr. Aguila (who may have simply been dropped down to another match.)

Heroes Inmortales will take place in Domo San Luis, the same venue it took place last year. AAA’s run the smaller Auditorio Miguel Barragan for TV tapings.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Virus versus Dr. Cerbero from the ChilangaMask show. The promotion says +LuchaTV will be putting up the entire Chilanga Mask Naucalpan show on their channel for free on Sunday (probably around 6pm).

Pagano versus Nicho is coming to Arena Neza on August 29.

Violento Jack & Ciclope versus Aero Boy & Miedo Extremo is announced for a DTU show on 09/17 in Arena Aficion. That’s a day where it seemed unclear if there were going to be any shows: it’s Thursday (a typically dead show) and most places are running the day before for the holiday.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, this week’s PosterMania and results from FPW/Super Boy show.

RobViper has a music video of 04/03/15 CMLL.

DoradaFan put together video of a Reyes del Aire match with Fenix, Magnifico, and Komander versus Laredo Kid, Asterisco Jr., and Rey Astral. The big name guys mostly stay out of the way in the two falls he has, but the young guys show off.

A short article on the family of mask maker Bucio, who are continuing his mask masking business after he passed away a few years ago.

Xena & Ishtar won WWS’s annual rookie/veteran-ish tag team tournament.

SuperLuchas has an interview with Caballlero de la Muerte Jr. 

KrispyKreme had Fishman, Fishman Jr., Mascara Sagrada and Huracan Ramirez Jr. at a press conference to announce special luchador themed donuts.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 08/24/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Angelito, Astro, Asturiano vs Ares, Espíritu Maligno, Saurón
2) Estrellita, Lluvia, Marcela vs La Comandante, Tiffany, Zeuxis
3) Máximo, Rush, Super Porky vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
4) La Sombra, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
5) Mephisto © vs Atlantis
Mephisto’s 14th defense.

Atlantis has held eight different major championships in CMLL but not this one. Mr. Niebla rides again. Rush in the tercera makes no sense unless they’re setting up something else (a Sky Team versus Guerreros? Sombra vs UG?)

AAA Cara Lucha (SUN) 08/30/2015Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) ? vs ??
2) ? vs ??
3) ? vs ??
4) Dinastía & Mini Drago vs Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Charly Manson
5) Goya Kong & Niño Hamburguesa vsCarta Brava & Mamba
6) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Daga, Hijo del Fantasma, Parka Negra

Cara Lucha’s next big show is on 09/16; this is a change of pace show. There seemed to be issues with AAA luchadors versus indy luchadors matches the previous time AAA came to Arena San Juan, and this time it looks like htey’ll be kept separate.

1969 Guadalajara results added to the lucha db

All here. All from the Informador archives. Almost exclusively Fridays and Sundays. I think they might have been running on Tuesdays – there are title changes that don’t make sense unless they were running on Tuesdays or the data is wrong – but I couldn’t find any sign of Tuesday shows when I checked. That makes this project a bit unsatisfying. I don’t want to list this as the complete listings if there might be a lot more out there I can’t get to.

There were also a few weeks where there was no advertisement for the show or no newspaper archived for that day, and of course the undercard wasn’t listed most days.

There was a non-Arena Coliseo Guadalajara show included, a double title match show at Auditorio del Estado that seemed to replace the normal shows for that week. It seemed like they were running a bigger capacity building for a show, which I didn’t know was ever done here.

Most appearances

36 Vick Amezcua – future September Negro?
34 Raul Mata
29 Ciclon Veloz Jr.
29 Luis Gonzalez
25 El Solitario
25 Rayo de Jalisco
22 Rodolfo Ruiz
21 Gemelo Diablo II
20 Alberto Muñoz
20 Chino Chow
20 Gunga Khan

Stip matches during the year (excluding the seeding battle royal shows)

  • 1969-02-02 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Ángel Blanco © vs Rayo de Jalisco [NWA LH]
  • 1969-02-07 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Ciclon Veloz Jr. & Pantera Negra vs Goliath & Luis Gonzalez [super libre]
  • 1969-02-14 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Ciclon Veloz Jr., Dick Medrano, Gengis Khan, La Furia, Luis Gonzalez, Mario Ramirez, Saeta Azteca, Vick Amezcua vs Chacal Ramirez, El Cora, El Tauro, Indio Jeronimo, Red Terror, Rodolfo Flores, Rodolfo Ruiz, Tony Sugar[ruleta de la muerte]
  • 1969-02-28 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Indio Jerónimo, Luis Gonzalez, Rolando Costa, Sergio Borrayo b Conde Negro, El Cora, Fantasma Negro, Pancho Ramírez [OCCIDENTE WELTER, tournament]
  • 1969-03-07 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Rolando Costa vs Indio Jeronimo [OCCIDENTE WELTER, semifinal]
  • 1969-03-07 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Sergio Borrayo vs Luis Gonzalez [OCCIDENTE WELTER, semifinal]
  • 1969-03-14 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Rolando Costa vs Luis Gonzalez [OCCIDENTE WELTER, final]
  • 1969-03-14 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Vick Amezcua vs Ciclon Veloz Jr. [hair]
  • 1969-03-30 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Huracan Ramirez & Ray Mendoza vs El Nazi & Rene Guajardo [super libre]
  • 1969-05-16 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Vick Amezcua © vs Rolando Costa [OCCIDENTE MIDDLE]
  • 1969-06-06 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Gemelo Diablo II vs Raul Mata [TOURNAMENT, OCCIDENTE LH]
  • 1969-06-06 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Gemelo Diablo I vs Vick Amezcua [TOURNAMENT, OCCIDENTE LH]
  • 1969-06-13 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Gemelo Diablo I vs Raul Mata [TOURNAMENT, OCCIDENTE LH]
  • 1969-06-22 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Raul Mata vs Gemelo Diablo I [mask, hair]
  • 1969-07-06 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Rayo de Jalisco © vs El Solitario [NWA MIDDLE]
  • 1969-07-18 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Ringo Mendoza vs Felix Mosqueda [hair]
  • 1969-08-01 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Ciclon Veloz Jr. vs Chino Chow [super libre]
  • 1969-08-17 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Rafael Salamanca vs Emir Farjat [super libre]
  • 1969-09-09 indy Guadalajara, Jalisco – Karloff Lagarde b Huracan Ramirez © [MEX WELTER] – not listed in cards, but listed in title histories
  • 1969-09-19 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Huracan Ramirez vs Gemelo Diablo II [Trofeo]
  • 1969-10-05 EMLL Auditorio del Estado, Guadalajara, Jalisco – Karloff Lagarde © vs Huracan Ramirez [MEX WELTER]
  • 1969-10-05 EMLL Auditorio del Estado, Guadalajara, Jalisco – El Solitario © vs Rayo de Jalisco [NWA MIDDLE]
  • 1969-11-16 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Demonio Rojo vs Gunga Khan [mask]
  • 1969-12-07 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Tony Reyna vs Rodolfo Ruiz [super libre]
  • 1969-12-14 EMLL Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Tony Reyna vs Rodolfo Ruiz [hair]

I’ve added this type of data to the 1968 post.

Maya defeats Maya at ChilangaMask, real Rey Mysterio in Bolivia

Chilanga Mask (SUN) 08/16/2015 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Extreme Fly, Luz Clarita, Rey Apocalipsis, Tony Cisneros Jr. b Astro Rey Jr., Fulgor I, Fulgor II, Psycko Kid
ChilangaMask vs Bella Ariosa (Arena Pepe Cisneros in Oaxaca)
2) Virus b Dr. Cerebro
Money thrown in.
3) Keira b Zeuxis
said to be a good match. Zeuxis needed a stretcher after taking a Buca Storm for the finish.
4) Ciber Punk, Disturbio, Garrobo Punk b Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid and Arez, Belial, Impulso and Aeroboy, Magnifico, Super Mega
Disturbio got the win for his new Lucha Kaos faction
5) Blue Panther b Trauma II
good match
6) Guerrero Maya Jr. DQ Guerrero Maya Sr.
bloody brawl. Junior snuck in a foul, Senior got caught doing the same.
7) Hechicero (CMLL) & Último Guerrero b Avisman & Caifan
money thrown in. Caifan again challenged Hechicero to another singles match.
8) Pagano DCOR Trauma I [super libre]

Show sound good. There was no direct tease for next matches besides Caifan/Hechicero, but some of the finishes set up obvious rematches. (Maya & Maya probably won’t be done with each other, ever.) Pagano ended up with DCOR draws in both his matches this weekend.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Ultimo Guerrero versus Caifan.

Rey Mysterio, Alberto del Rio, Konnan and the Ninjas are among those who were in Bolivia for lucha shows this past weekend. Those were said to go well. This gave the press a chance to ask Rey about the fake Rey Mysterio who was in Bolivia six years ago. Rey says he was as confused about that as everyone else, but he is the real one. The fake one was Horuz/Faraon Jr.; that graphic is one of the great moments of the old Box Y Lucha forum. (This is also why this week’s MLW Radio show doesn’t touch on TripleMania, as it was probably recorded well in advance.)

Segunda Caida reviews Corazon de Leon, Hijo del Santo, Ultimo Dragon vs Emilio Charles Jr., Negro Casas, Satanico.

Cholo Chris lost his mask in Los Mochis.

Canek says he’s in perfect condition and retirement is far away.

Dalys & Zeuxis talk about their new team (?)

The Winter Palace podcast has RobViper on as a guest to talk about the shows he saw last week in Mexico.

Ricky Cruz kept the IWRG Rey de Ring championship in WWL, but then the belt was stolen from him in a post match angle.

Dr. Cerbero talks about his day job as a certified chiropractor.

Keira talks about her career, does not mention dropping people on their head.

A mask collector in Puebla.

Zeuxis stays champion, Rush drops LA Park, Guerreros vs Sky Team

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SAT) 08/15/2015 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Olímpico
2) Molotov b Hijo del Signo
3) Nitro b Oro Jr.
4) Stigma b Canelo Casas
5) Rey Bucanero & Terrible b Tritón & Valiente
6) Zeuxis © b Silueta [MEX WOMEN]
Seconds were Bucanero & Valiente. Silueta missed on her moonsault and Zeuxis dropped her with la Roca for the win. First defense.
7) Máximo, Mistico, Rey Cometa DQ Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
Cometa and Mephisto feuded, Mephisto fouling Cometa for the loss.

Rey Cometa/Mephisto would be a rare new matchup.

CMLL AULL (SAT) 08/15/2015 Arena Lopez Mateos [+LuchaTV, Estrellas del RIng, Imparables del Ring]
1) Ironía & Rey Inmortal b Sky Fly & Super Terry
2) Arez, Belial, Impulso b Pegasus, Shibata, Spider Boy
Hard hitting match, with Shibata bleeding from underneath his mask.
3) Chucho el Roto, Hijo De Dos Caras, Pantera b Aeroboy, Psicópata, Robin
Robin replaced Eterno. Aeroboy and Hijo de DOs made challenges.
4) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata, Máximo
Maximo was not there for the first fall (?) and replaced by Brazo de Oro Jr. He took over in the second. Brazos wanted a rematch.
5) Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, Volador Jr. DQ La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush Rush, La Sombra y La Máscara vs L.A. Park, H. de L.A. Park y Volador Jr., en la Arena López Mateos (posted by +LuchaTV)
Rush gave LA Park a martinete on the floor for the DQ. LA Park was stretched out.

Rush finally figured out a way to get LA Park not to cut a promo on him after a match.

CMLL (SUN) 08/16/2015 Arena México
1) Metatrón & Sensei b Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Tritón b Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Nitro
straight falls
3) Fantasy b Pequeño Violencia [lightning]
Fantasy won in seven minutes.
4) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Silueta b Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
5) Cavernario, Felino, Kamaitachi b Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa, Titán
6) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja b Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Guerrero challenged for the trios titles, and the match will take place next Sunday.

CMLL has 16 men’s champions right now, which works for their Universal tournament. Howerver, if Mascara Dorada is really not coming back for the tournament, they only have 15. (We’re assuming Shocker being a judge in En Busca de un Idolo means they haven’t taken away his title.)  One and only one of the double champions – Mephisto & Volador – has to lose a title. It just happens that Volador has a title match next Sunday, and it appears Mephisto will have a title match next Monday. It seems like a bad idea for the Sky Team to lose, but their loss now would mean no Mistico in the Universal tournament later.

Full ChilangaMask results tomorrow, but there are quick notes from +LuchaTV’s reports and all the matches sound like they went well. Arena Naucaplan looked close to full, which would be the biggest attendance for this show and a notable success for a show where they took a bit of a risk. Zeuxis was mentioned as being injured after her loss to Keira, though it’s unclear how serious it is.  They continue to tease one more Hechicero/Caifan match at a future show, and they announced Black Terry & Jeque vs Caifan & Tiger Universtiario for an 09/02 show at Coacalco.

Disturbio feels like he’s a winner for beating Boby Zavala (even if he doesn’t actually win the thing.)

La Mascara & La Sombra say the usual things.

Challenges for the next (10/02) The Crash show in Tijuana.

RobViper has a music video of CMLL 03/31/2015

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Super Libre talks to a lot of guests, including Silueta & Rayman.

Lucha Libre in Japan

08/16 FREEDOMS: Violento Jack [O] & Ciclope beat Jun Kasai [X] & Takashi Sasaki – this sets up Jack challenging Masashi Takeda for the King of Freedom’s Championship on August 28th.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 08/23/2015 Arena México
1) Astral & Eléctrico vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
2) Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Starman vs Akuma, Hijo del Signo, Nitro
3) The Panther vs Sangre Azteca [lightning]
4) Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis
5) Blue Panther, Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Rey Bucanero, Ripper
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. © vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja [CMLL TRIOS]
Sky Team 3rd defense

Interesting mix of guys for the semimain. Kamaitachi can’t shake Dragon Lee.

CMLL (SUN) 08/23/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío & Johnny Dinamo vs Quca & Relampago
2) El Alteño, León Blanco, Metatrón vs El Gitano, Furia Roja, Gran Kenut
3) Exterminador & Maléfico vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Esfinge, Gallo, Magnum vs Kempo Drago, Principe Kisho, Relámpago Maz
5) Frezzer vs El Yaqui [mask]

Freezer and Yaqui have been feuded on this shows when they haven’t been interrupted for other shows. They’re two undercarders but, because it’s an important stipulation, they put them in the main event. Crazy.

“Maz” isn’t a last name, but probably a designation that this is the Relampago from Mazatlan since the rest of the trios are guys who usually work there. Guadalajara wrestlers have gone to Sinaloa to work their shows in the past, and this is the first exchange we’ve seen the other way.

AAA (WED) 09/16/2015 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Arana Negra & Mr. Arana vs Dragon Force & Pakal
2) Goya Kong & Niño Hamburguesa vs Carta Brava & La Hiedra
3) Angélico & Fénix vs Daga & Pentagón Jr.
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.
5) Blue Demon Jr. & Canek vs Pirata Morgan & Villano IV

Were you looking for another Blue Demon Jr. 30th Anniversary tag match? A) what is wrong with you b) this is one of those c) what is wrong with you – this is one of many, many shows which will be taking place on September 16th due to the holidays, there’s probably better shows to see.

Atlantis versus Sombra in a mask match? En Busca de un Idolo, LA Park/Rush

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (FRI) 08/14/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Estadio Deportes]
1) Cancerbero & Raziel b Magnus & Soberano Jr. CUARTA LUCHA CMLL 14 Agosto 2015 (4) (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) Magnus & Soberano Jr. vs Cancerbero & Raziel (posted by luchablogdos)
Rudos took 2/3
2) Shockercito, Stukita, Último Dragoncito b Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia Shockercito, Stukita, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia (posted by luchablogdos) TERCERA LUCHA CMLL 14 Agosto 2015 (3) (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Straight falls wins for the tecnicos in a great match. Demus and Shockercito feuded.
3) Disturbio b Boby Zavala [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarta temporada del torneo En Busca de un Idolo Bobby Zavala Vs Disturbio (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Disturbio beat Zavala with Ephesto’s Roll. Volador was guest judge (and Shocker returned.) Disturbio scored 9, 7, 8, 8 for 32. Zavala scored 9, 8, 8, 9 for 34.
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. b Esfinge [En Busca de un Idolo] Cuarta temporada del torneo En Busca de un Idolo Guerrero Maya Vs Esfinge, (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Guerrero Maya beat Esfinge with his sit down piledriver. Maya scored 8, 8, 7, 9 for 32. Esfinge scored 8, 8, 7 and 0 for a 23. Tirantes thanked the luchadors and fans and walked off instead of offering a score. (Shocker tried to rate Esfinge 10 on Tirantes behalf, but it was not allowed.) Esfinge was mathematically eliminated by Tirantes not offering a score.
5) Mistico, Super Porky, Volador Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión Mistico, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión (posted by luchablogdos) SEGUNDA LUCHA CMLL 14 Agosto 2015 (2) (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Volador & Mistico were dropped down to this match on Monday, replacing Mascara (moved up) and Marco (off show entirely.) Mistico beat Rey Escorpion clean with La Mistica.
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush (posted by luchablogdos) PRIMERA LUCHA CMLL 14 Agosto 2015 (1) (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
main event shuffled on Monday, with only Atlantis staying in it. Mascara was moved up from semimain, but others were not booked. Sombra snuck in a foul on Atlantis for the win. Atlantis challenged Sombra to a mask match, and Sombra accepted to the Anniversary charge.

No sign of Thunder (this week or next), no real sign of any other feud, but it still seems implausible Sombra & Atlantis is actually happening. CMLL really wanted you to believe it’s actually happening. Doing Sombra & Atlantis for the masks in a five week build would be very strange, but that’s about the same time frame AAA just did on Rey Mysterio versus Myzteziz. The only other feud last night was Shockercito & Demus, and they’re not going to be in a cage with those guys.

En Busca de un Idolo standings

210 Guerrero Maya Jr.

181 Disturbio

176 Boby Zavala
140 Esfinge

Esfinge losing to Guerrero Maya basically eliminated him, something screwy would’ve had to happen in the fan poll for him to advance, but Tirantes walking off ended that possibility. Tirantes knew what he was doing and treated this competition with exactly the respect it deserved.

In that same vein: if Disturbio stays close to Zavala in the poll, he’s going to advance to the final because someone couldn’t keep track of who defeated who. (Zavala should have 20 extra points which went to Disturbio instead.) Zavala’s probably going to win the fan poll because he’s got people who know how to cheat the system behind him. If you’re rooting for Maya, you may want to see if you can stop that from happening. Disturbio’s raised his stock but probably isn’t going to get put over either Maya or Zavala in a final. Maya versus Zavala is a toss up, maybe with Zavala the slight favorite, so Maya would very much benefit from Disturbio finishing ahead of Zavala. (This is really how CMLL chooses who they’re going to push.) Polls will close on Wednesday.

Rey Escorpion sure is losing a lot.

ClaroSports worked OK at best. The video was region blocked, at least at first, but people were able to get around it pretty easily via VPN. Hopefully someone turns that off, because anyone who really wants to get around it will. Video kept getting better and worse a lot early and late in the show. YouTube was a much better experience.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

CMLL SANCHEZ (FRI) 08/14/2015 Arena Neza [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Kronosport]
1) Rayo Star b Principe Carnero
2) Dement Extreme, Hermano Muerte II, Hermano Muerte III b Boricua 1, Boricua 2, Boricua 3
3) Ludark Shaitan & Miss Janeth b Felina Metalica & Krazy Star
Ludark pulled Felina’s mask for the win.
4) Aeroboy, Mike Segura, X-Fly b Delta, Neza Kid, Punker
Bizzaro replaced Guerrero Maya Jr. Delta challenged X-Fly to a singles match for some reason.
5) Trauma I & Trauma II b Hechicero & Xibalba
Shibala replaced Virus. Money thrown in.
6) Virus b Guerrero Maya Jr.
Bonus match (to lengthen the show so Rush could make the main event.) Money thrown in.
7) LA Park & Pagano b Mr. Niebla & Rush
Finish saw Mr. Niebla pulled out the referee to stop a count, Dement Extreme appear to attack LA Park, Hijo de LA Park attack Rush, Rush foul Hijo de LA Park, LA Park foul Rush, Pagano attack LA Park, and Pagano pin Rush. LA Park challenged Rush after the match.

Guerrero Maya had two singles matches, including a long technical match that probably only existed so Rush could get to Neza. A long night for him, but easier to understand than the main event finish. Park does get Rush, since Arena Lopez Mateos has Volador/Park Family versus Ingobernables tonight.

Sabado Retros has Zeuxis versus Silueta for the Mexican National Women’s Championship. Zeuxis has never beaten Silueta in a Mexico city single’s match; Silueta has won their two previous Arena Coliseo meetings.

Sunday Arena Mexico has another Sky Team versus Guerreros match.

Sunday also the ChilangaMask show. There’s a great Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Guerrero Maya Sr. video up to hype the show, and they’re both interviewed in Basta.

Reads like there’s a sponsored show on Saturday in Arena Mexico.

The Lucha Underground plan seems to have switched from “the latest we’ll be back is January 16” to “we won’t be back before January ’16” judging from the bookings the indy guys are taking. (We’ll probably know by November/Decemeber if it gets pushed back again if the guys start to take January bookings.)

Pepe Casas says his family made him promise he’d retire back in December. He plans to keep training luchadors.

Zeuxis talks about her match with Keira.

Fuego en el Ring interviews Centvrion about his career.

Reyna Isis is coming back to CMLL soon. I forgot she existed.

LuchaWorld catches up on KrisZ’s news update with part 1 and part 2.

Box Y Lucha #3200 has rudo Myzteziz.

An article on Ecuador’s WAR promotion.

Lineups

IWRG (WED) 08/19/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) ? vs ??
2) Blue Monsther, Omega, Voltar vs Acero, Adrenalina, Guerrero 2000
3) Aramis vs Yoruba, Aeroman, Enigma, Vorize
4) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Aramis, Araña de Plata, Fresero Jr., Kanon, Shadow Boy, Sniper vs Atomic Fly, Espada De Plata, Fly Star, Galaxy, Keiser Drago, Marduck Jr., Salchichita, Toxin Boy [Copa Higher Power]
FILL (Alas de Acero) vs ZEUS (Toxin Boy)
5) Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Eternus vs Atomic Star, Canis Lupus, Eterno and Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Picashu [losers advance]
6) ?, ??, ??? vs ????, ?????, ?????? [captains hair, capitans mask]
losing teams from previous matches face off. Capitans won’t be decided until after the match.

Main event is a culmination of the recent feuds. Thinking one of the Oficials will lose, but we haven’t seen Eternus and Picashu much at all and they’re suddenly in the main event. That usually doesn’t work out well.

CMLL (FRI) 08/21/2015 Arena México
1) Robin & Sensei vs El Rebelde & Metálico
2) Shockercito, Stukita, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) ? vs ?? [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Dragon Lee, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente

Main event is a rematch, as is the second match. Semimain is a startlingly quick return for Negro Casas.

Ingobernables versus Atlantis, En Busca de un Idolo

Today’s CMLL main event has the original three Ingobernables back together as a trio in Arena Mexico for the first time since Dos Leyendas. That’s a long time! (Naito & Marco have gotten involved.) They face Valiente, Maximo and Atlantis in what should continue the Atlantis/Sombra tease from last week. Few people seemed to understand and/or care about the Sombra/Atlantis feud last year, but perhaps another week will help.

There’s been talk for weeks about the Ingobernables – mostly Sombra & Rush – showing up in Japan this week to help Naito as part of the NJPW G1 final shows. Sombra, Rush and La Mascara are booked in Arena Lopez Mateos on Saturday, which would make it impossible to get to Tokyo in time for the G1 final. CMLL isn’t past having an entire main event not show up, especially with that particular venue, and Arena Neza is advertising Rush tonight while it seems impossible he’ll be able to make the show. Still, it seems unlikely Los Ingobernables would’ve been booked in Mexico in the first place if there was a plan for them to be going to Japan.

The real big match on tonight’s show is the final second round portion of En Busca de un Idolo. It’s tecnico versus tecnico and rudo versus rudo, Esfinge versus Guerrero Maya Jr. and Boby Zavala versus Disturbio in the final match before the final. TKD has the totals

The standings give Disturbio a win which should’ve actually gone to Zavala. Zavala and Maya’s big points for finishing first and second in the fan poll give them a lead again. Maya would be in third without the fan poll, and Esfinge would be in second.

Esfinge seems a pretty good bet to win tonight, since he needs to do so to stay alive. Howerver, he’s finished last in the poll both weeks so far and he’s not going to advance unless that suddenly changes in the last week. Maya doesn’t actually need a win, but one might clinch it for him early.

Disturbio’s situation isn’t quite as dire as Esfinge’s, but it’s not great either. He’s 13 points behind the cut line right now, and Zavala has outscored him by an average of 23 points in the fan poll in both weeks. Disturbio could accumulate a big lead over Zavala tonight with a win and good judging score and still be an underdog to advance.

Those fan polls do have a way of changing in the last week. They’ll also be largely irrelevant if Zavala & Maya both win tonight; it’d be possible for the final to be set tonight if results and judging go just right.

Tonight is the first night the entire Friday night show will stream live on ClaroSports.com. It’s a little extra visibility for the promotion going into the Anniversario show, though there’s nothing on their website which would let you know something is airing. No article, no advertisement. (Very strange.) ClaroSports has been doing live soccer broadcasts over the internet, so this shouldn’t be a tech issue. Still, while I hope this goes great, and the undercard looks fun tonight, I wouldn’t suggest you build your night around expecting to see this.

CMLL has a recap of the minis segment on CMLL Informa, where many matches were set up which will never actually occur.

SuperLuchas talks to Daniel Gonzalez about his custom figures.

LuchaWorld was back up, and then it wasn’t any more. They’re having a lot of server hosting company problems.

Segunda Caida reviews Black Gordman versus Jose Lothario.

LV has reviews of all this week’s lucha TV, including this week’s CMLL C3.

+LuchaTV has lots of highlights, including from the CaraLucha I attended: Famalia de Tijuana vs CMLL and Jinzo vs Toxin vs Polvora, plus hype for Virus vs Dr. Cerebro.

An AAA show at the fair in Durango drew about 2,300. (That was probably this show.)

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 09/06/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino, Frezzer, Virgo vs Furia Roja, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
2) Kendra & Silueta vs Chica Tormenta & Súper Estrella
3) Joker, Ráfaga, Sádico vs El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
4) Esfinge, Nautilius, Omar Brunetti vs Exterminador, Maléfico, Satánico
5) Atlantis, Gallo, Máximo, Mistico vs Mephisto, Mr. Águila, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

This is hard to explain, given this is a card in a CMLL owned venue using CMLL wrestlers, but I don’t think it means Mr. Niebla is actually back – or any more ‘back’ than Mr. Aguila. This is a benefit show with a special noon start time.

There’s an Arena Queretaro benefit show on August 23rd.