Cholo/Ramstein vs Soberano/Star set for 01/06, Pequeno Reyes del Aire

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (TUE) 12/30/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Notimex]
1) Acero & Fantasy b Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Sensei, Soberano Jr., Star Jr. b Cholo, Inquisidor, Ramstein
straight falls. Star Jr. & Soberano again demanded a  mask match, and Cholo & Ramstein agreed this time.
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr. b Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Nitro
4) Sangre Azteca b Pegasso [lightning]  (posted by Rob Viper)
Sangre submitted Pegasso in 7:22.
5) Blue Panther Jr., La Máscara, Super Porky b Morphosis, Niebla Roja, Olímpico
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Máximo, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
Tecnicos took 1/3, Volador sneaking in a foul on Rey Bucanero. Volador said they all forgot Volador knows how to be a rudo too, and he wants that hair match. Bucanero declined.

More Volador/Bucanero in the main event, but it’s going somewhere.

CMLL recap doesn’t list the opener, calls Morphosis “Histeria.”

CMLL (TUE) 12/30/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara Facebook (1), Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara Facebook (2), Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara Facebook (3),Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara Facebook (4), Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara Facebook (5), Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara Facebook (6)]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Brillante & Metatrón
2) Maléfico, Puma, Tiger b Demonio Maya, Starman, Tritón
Demonio Maya replaced Omar Brunetti.
3) La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Marcela b Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Dalys replaced Amapola on Friday.
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, The Panther b Bárbaro Cavernario, Hechicero, Virus
5) Mr. Águila, Mr. Niebla, Shocker b Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Titán
6) Mephisto b Máscara Dorada

Dorada’s going to need more luck on Friday.

No known shows anywhere due to New Year’s Eve. That makes some sense for Christmas, but it does feel like the night for a crazy hardcore show (with the ring blowing up at midnight, that sounds like something they’ve actually done in Japan.) There’s a monsoon of shows tomorrow.

I missed this from a week ago, but El Hijo del Santo said Todo x el Todo will return and is interested in hiring Octagon, but believes signing Alberto or Myzteziz would not be viable. No dates or locations were specified. Santo also ‘reveals’ he and the late Jose Sulaiman were planning on creating a national commission for lucha libre, to combat issues like Silver King putting his mask back on and Konnan Big’s continued existence.

Mr. Niebla pulled Atlantis’ mask for the DQ on Monday in Puebla.

LA Park defeated Atlantis & Dr. Wagner Jr. in a usual foul/mask pull filled match in Monterrey. They’re still teasing Park vs Atlantis.

Sunny War Cloud passed away yesterday.

Toro Bill Jr. won the Arena Coliseo San Ramon Copa Junior tournament, over Paris.

Caifan & Silver Star defeated Negro Navarro & Dr. Cerbero in a great match in Terraza Elma (outside of Monterrey) on Sunday.

Sarcistan del Diablo took Dr. Boris’ mask in Arena Aficion. Dr. Boris is Daniel Quiterio.

Shira took Dama de Hierro’s hair in Monterrey.

Nicho says he’s suspended from Juarez for a month for hitting a security person during a brawl. That must’ve been on the 12/13 show, when he and Damian faces Aereo & Pagano.

LLNEI has photos of the LuchaRama show. The building looks packed.

Impulso talked about his upcoming handicap match against Pagano.

RobViper has music videos of AAA March 1994 Toluca, mid February 2000 AAA, and 09/07/14 AAA.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Super Nova vs Trauma II and a trios match from Christmas Day’s CaraLuchas show. +LuchaTV has highlights of the first match too.

Sunday’s Fuego en el Ring had Titan as a guest. Super Libre interviews Malefico.

Segunda Caida reviewed Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis vs Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 01/06/2015 Arena México
1) Magnus & Starman vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, La Comandante, La Seductora
3) Astral vs Eléctrico, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito, Shockercito, Demus 3:16, Pierrothito, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Nitro, Mercurio [Pequeno Reyes del Aire]
4) Soberano Jr. & Star Jr. vs Cholo & Ramstein [mask]
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., La Máscara, Marco Corleone vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
6) Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero

Instead of doing main events on Friday and Sunday, they’ve moved them all to Tuesday. Volador and Rey Bucanero have their singles match and the Pequeno Reyesl del Aire takes place. It’s a pretty packed show.

past Pequeno Reyes del Aire winners
2007: Pequeno Damian 666
2008: Mascarita Dorada
2009: Pequeno Warrior
2012: Ultimo Dragoncito
2012 (GDL): Pequeno Warrior
2013: Aereo
2014: Electrico

No Stukita this year, but a good group of rudos. Nitro & Mercurio are the best secret tag team of 2014.

recent January apuesta matches
2014: none (they did an undercard Copa Junior instead)
2013: Bobby Zavala & Disturbio b Leono & Tigre Blanco – end of Tigre Blanco in CMLL
2012: Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcon b Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II – end of Rayo Tapatios in CMLL

Ramstein and Cholo aren’t just underdogs, this could also be the end of one or both of their CMLL careers.

Not to run this bit into the ground but: the kid’s focused Three Kings Day would’ve be a great time for Mistico to return. Mistico is still not back. Mistico’s said to be wrestling in Osaka a week from this show, but I dunno. We’ll know in a few days.

CMLL (TUE) 01/06/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Virgo vs Évola
2) Esfinge & Metatrón vs Exterminador & Maléfico
3) Fuego, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Hombre sin Nombre, Kráneo, Olímpico
4) Dragon Lee, Máscara Dorada, Rey Cometa, Titán, Tritón vs Demonio Maya, Ephesto, Mephisto, Mr. Águila, Pierroth [cibernetico]
5) Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla

Maximo and Valiente are not going to FantasticaMania because he’s too busy main eventing every single day. Really fun tecnicio side for the random cibernetico, maybe not so much on the rudo side.

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great match roundup, week of 2014-11-08

Good/Great/Excellent matches
Lucha Underground: 2014-11-12
taped 2014-09-13 @ Lucha Underground Temple, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
Fénix vs Pentagón Jr., Drago – [EXCELLENT]

AAA on Televisa: 2014-11-08
taped 2014-10-12 @ Domo San Luis, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí
Angélico vs Jack Evans, Joe Lider, Hijo del Fantasma ©, Bengala, Aerostar, Súper Fly, Steve Pain for the AAA World Cruiserweight Championship: [GOOD]

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-11-08
taped 2014-10-31 @ Arena México
Rush vs Último Guerrero: [GREAT]

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-11-09
taped 2014-10-28 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Tiger: [GOOD]

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-11-08

Matches To Watch Later

CMLL Puebla: 2014-11-10
taped 2014-10-13 @ Arena Puebla
Arkalis & Rey Samuray vs Centauro de Fuego & Rey Apocalipsis:

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CMLL notes for tonight, Chilanga Mask in Puebla

No Puebla results; Periodico Enfoque doesn’t have the recap. Probably the writer has the week off. Something happened with Mr. Niebla/Atlantis, since they have a title match.

CMLL’s main event tonight has Maximo, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Negro Casas, and Rey Bucanero, the tecnicos teaming up against Peste Negra team. It should be a little different Felino and Rey Bucanero having to deal with each other as much as the tecnicos, but it’s probably a lot of another comedy focused match. Star Jr. & Soberano Jr. face Cholo, Ramsiten in the segunda. The 01/06 match seems like the right day to do the match, but CMLL still hasn’t said anything about it happening – either it’s really obvious it’s happening tonight or it’s some other day. CMLL’s preview mentions Stigma in Sensei’s place, but still has him in the tercera as well. Possibly typo, possible busy night. Pegasso vs Sagnre Azteca is the YouTube lightning match.

Mascara Dorada starts off a busy week tonight in Guadalajara. He face Mephisto (in a match that’ll air on 01/10), then has the Negro Casas title match this Friday (also airs 01/10 in Mexico, 01/17 in US.) As mentioned previously, Mascara Dorada had zero CMLL singles matches this year, but will suddenly have two in the next five days. There’s a really good fourth match, Guerrero Maya, Rey Coemta, The Panther vs Barbaro Cavernario, Hechicero and Virus, which is Cavernario’s last match before his title match on Saturday vs Titan.

On December 30th, 2014, CMLL decelerated the biggest stars of the past week were the Hermanos Dinamitas. Negro Casas & Mascara Dorada, competing for a world title, were #2 and #3. (And the winner will probably be #1 next week.) Kemonito & Periko tied at 10. The text for that mentions fans coming to the 01/06 will be able to take a picture with the mascots – Mije too.

Lucha Underground posted a teaser for Aztec Warfare. El Rey will be airing a marathon on New Year’s Eve, and again on 01/07 leading up to the new show.

Mr. Coyote took the mask of the Xalapa based Zafiro (who actually turned out to be from Tabasco.)

Rob has a music video of 08/29/14 CMLL.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of the Violento Jack vs Ciclope no mat match from DTU.

+LuchaTV has highlights of the Guardianes de la Galaxia & Kastigador vs Tortuga Ninjas & Criss Boy from the Lucha Memes show, as well as the dance the winners got. There’s also highlights of Traumas vs Herodes/Metalico and Segura/Freelance from that show, and of Galaxy vs Kratoz vs Violento Jack from LuchaRama.

CaraLucha promo for the Traumas vs Texano/Nova.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews El Hijo del Santo, Misterioso, Ultimo Dragon vs. Emilio Charles Jr., Fuerza Guerrera, La Fiera, CMLL 11/22/91 and Ultimo Dragon vs Negro Casas.

Segunda Caida reviews Rey Hechicero vs Black Terry.

Photos from Deportivo Lee Roy’s final show.

Lineups

CHILANGA MASK (SAT) 01/17/2015 Arena Coliseo San Ramón, Puebla, Puebla
1) Arez, Belial, Impulso vs Rey Dragon, Rey Fenix, Tonak
2) Keira vs Orion
3) Asturiano vs Judas el Traidor
4) Tigre Rojo Jr. & Toro Bill Jr. vs Trauma I & Trauma II
5) Black Terry & Negro Navarro vs Tigre Rojo & Toro Bill Sr.

Chilanga’s stop in the new Puebla arena. Top two matches could be good, but the Tigre Rojos and the Toro Bills are constantly at war and will have to work together here. Other matches should be good – Rey Fenix is a well regarded Puebla flyer.

CMLL (MON) 01/05/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Robin, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Artillero, Policeman, Súper Comando
2) Astral, Astro, Asturiano vs Demus 3:16, Espíritu Maligno, Saurón
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Marcela vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Máximo, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Pólvora
5) Atlantis vs Mr. Niebla

Astro is probably Astro Aereo Jr., who was last here in October. I wonder if Estrellita or Zeuxis will actually wrestle in that match.

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12/27-28 lucha videos

IWRG was a rerun of the cage match show. Puebla didn’t air and isn’t on the schedule at the moment – no idea if it’s off TVC Deportes or it’s just because they’re showing a lot of other sports. CMLL still isn’t airing on TV Mexiquense, I taped that all weekend just to be sure.

The current version of CMLL on Terra on DailyMotion is no good; I think I’ll put up a good version on YouTube as an experiment.

AAA, a second part of their year in review, will be up later. AAA will have it on their YouTube channel.

Anyone got a better idea than ul.to?

YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7R9-O8JjpKohjCeD7wy2tw0
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on CMLL, lists, recording streams and the general state of things

This is a either brilliant or dumb stuff no one cares about that illustrates why you need someone to stop you from posting things late at night. I will probably delete this in the morning. I’ve likely had too much caffeine. I will definitely delete this in the morning.
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LuchaRama, lineups, $100 challenge

Black Terry Jr. has pictures of the LuchaRama show, which sounds like it went well. This was the lucha libre expo with a bunch of indy promotions contributing a match. As apparently required on all indy shows, someone dived off a high place. This time, it was Tony of DTU’s Nerds: here’s Terry’s video and +LuchaTV. No full results as of yet.

No IWRG event last night.

Dr. Wagner and Hijo del Ninja are having issues, will have a match at some point.

Kris had this over the weekend: Liga Elite are coming back, with a show in Arena Mexico on 02/01. That’s a Sunday, which makes it very odd. Possibly it’s a noon show and the normal show is at the normal time.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and Poster-Mania

SuperLuchas looks back of shows of December 29th.

Segunda Caida reviews Esfinge, Gallo, Tritón vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Nitro, Nosferatu and a roundup of random CMLL matches. Picking just the good matches is a better strategy. Also, I forgot Nosferatu was a thing, glad he’s not now.

CMLL’s Stellar Moments for the week are up.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 01/02/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro & Reycko vs El Yaqui & Satara
2) Javier Cruz Jr., Sky Kid, Smaker vs El Chakal, Jocker, Sádico
3) Esfinge, Gallo, Omar Brunetti vs Demonio Maya, Maléfico, Ráfaga
4) Dragon Lee, Titán, Valiente vs Felino, Pólvora, Sagrado
5) Blue Panther, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Super Porky vs Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

Oh, it’s a feud. Rayos/Dinamitas is right out of the 90s, Saturday shows are right out of the 30s, so CMLL needs to fill out the timeline with something right out of the 50s (new Medico) and the 70s (a dozen or so guys getting annoyed with the booking and leaving to form a better promotion).

Dragon Lee, who hasn’t been seen since his title match, starts back in circulation here.

CMLL (SAT) 01/03/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala vs Akuma
2) Magnus vs Espanto Jr.
3) Starman vs Cancerbero
4) Súper Halcón Jr. vs Raziel
5) Dragon Lee & Pegasso vs Kamaitachi & Virus
6) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Felino, Niebla Roja, Pólvora
7) Titán © vs Bárbaro Cavernario [MEX WELTER]
Titan’s 7th defense.

Cavernario’s going to win a title in 2015. It wouldn’t make a lot of sense to me to do it on the small show with no TV deal, but CMLL does a lot of things that make no sense to me so it’s totally possible. That title match should be great and the fifth match looks pretty good, and good sources tell me the best mano y manos of the year have been happening on this show.

With Dorada/Casas on Friday and Titan/Cavernario on Saturday, it’s possible CMLL will have the best two matches in the world…at least for a few hours until the NJPW show. (There are some good indy shows on 01/01 which are threatening to ruin this joke.)

A really good match on a non-televised show is the sort of thing we might be wondering if Black Terry Jr. might videotape. CMLL would frown on that – and Terry no le gusta Cavernario – so that’s not happening. If he could, if this was happening on ChilangaMask show or whatever, I’d guess he could charge $4 for a download, about his usual fee and I’d figure he’d get at least 25 people paying up to see it. $100 sounds low, but you’ve got to be in the know to know about Black Terry Jr. putting up matches to begin with, and a lot of people will like to watch wrestling but do not like to actually pay to watch wrestling (see certain subscriber networks.) Still, I don’t think anyone reading this would scoff at a $100 for about 15 minutes of recording and however long it takes to upload it.

introducing the luchablog $100 challenge: if you can get video to me of this Titan/Cavernario match, I will Paypal you 100 US Dollars – and then I will take it and sell it to everyone else, in a bizarre reverse Kickstarter scheme. I’d need it to be in some level of quality so I can resend it and you’ll need to trust me enough to send me the video first before I pay you, but I will pay you. I’ll pay out multiple people if multiple people send it. Please don’t break me. I don’t honestly think I’m going to payout anyone. I have not thought this out at all, and it could go terrible wrong. That seems like fun tho. Use the email to contact me if you decide to do this.

Someone should be making money here. Might as well be you.

CMLL (SUN) 01/04/2015 Arena México
1) Flyer & Robin vs Camorra & El Rebelde
2) Lluvia, Marcela, Skadi vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Dragon Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr., The Panther vs Hechicero, Hombre sin Nombre, Sagrado
4) Rey Cometa vs Niebla Roja [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Pólvora
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero

Maximo/Casas again, maybe that’s going somewhere since neither are on FantasticaMania. Speaking of: there’s one more week of cards to come before people leave for that, and there’s no sign of Mistico in a match.

3rd and 4th matches look promising, and opener rematches Flyer/Rebelde to try that spot again.

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Titan/Cavernario, flying Rebeldes

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (SAT) 12/27/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Inquisidor b Robin
2) Star Jr. DQ Ramstein
Ramstein pulled off Star Jr.’s mask for the DQ.
3) Sensei b Metálico
Sensei replaced Oro Jr.
4) Eléctrico b Mercurio
5) Sangre Azteca b Tritón
6) Fuego & Rey Cometa b Puma & Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3
7) Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Kráneo b La Máscara, Titán, Valiente
Rudos took 1/3, Cavernario beating Titan to set up a title match.

Titan was a guest on today’s Fuego en el Ring and they asked him a bit about these Saturday Coliseo shows. It’s not that they’re just doing lineups like in the 1930s, it’s the entire show is presented like in the 1930s. No lights for entrances, no music, no edecanes. Basically, someone in CMLL thought they needed a show that was even more old school than their current shows. CMLL is so weird.

Rebelde running flying Canadian Destroyer

CMLL (SUN) 12/28/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) El Rebelde & Espiritu Negro b Bengala & Flyer Bengala & Flyer vs El Rebelde & Espiritu Negro, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Aéreo, Fantasy, Shockercito b Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000 Aereo, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Olipico, Pequeno Universo 2000, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Pegasso, The Panther, Tritón b Boby Zavala, Cancerbero, Okumura Pegasso, The Panther, Triton vs Boby Zavala, Cancerbero, Okumura, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3 in the best of the match of the night
4) Tiger b Blue Panther Jr. [lightning] Blue Panther Jr. vs Tiger in a lightning match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tiger won with a dropkick to the chest in 6:31
5) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Máscara b Kamaitachi, Mephisto, Pierroth Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Mascara vs Mephisto, Pierroth, Kamaitachi, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Kamaitachi replaced Sagrado. Tecnicos too k1/3.
6) Máximo, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Terrible Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Terrible vs Maximo, Valiente, Volador Jr., on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3 when Negro Casas fouled Maximo.

Mascara Dorada Facebook promo for his title match

Not much of a crowd for the CMLL Lagunero’s going back to Gomez Palacio with Angel de Oro, Soberano, La Sombra vs Euforia, Niebla Roja and Ultimo Guerrer on top. Or maybe just really bad angle?

AAA’s last show of the year was in Toluca tonight. La Parka won in the main event trios. Looks like a good turnout. There’s no more scheduled shows until New Year’s Day.

On Saturday, Psycho Clown beat Texano Jr. to win the RCH championship. Chessman & Averno won a three way tag match and Centviron won a 14 man cibernetico.

Noches de Coliseo is back in production and new episodes may be airing in a few weeks.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update from Friday and Saturday.

SuperLuchas writes about EMLL wrestlers facing another promotion – in 1933 – and

ChilangaMask announced Pagano vs Impulso & Arez in a hardcore handicap match for their February show.

CaraLucha promos with Psycho Circus, Pentagon & Fenix and Hijo del Fantasma for their 01/01 show

Ohtani’s Jacket watches Virus vs Stigma and Dragon Lee, has issues with the Brillo Dorada.

Segunda Caida reviews the 12/20 PWR show.

Lucha Libre in Japan.

12/28 Dragon Gate: Flamita (c) DQ Punch Tominaga [Open the Brave Gate] – 8th defense
Lots of things going on that one. Tominaga gets himself DQed on purpose a lot, and did so here by pulling of Flamita’s mask when Flamita had him beat. Flamita was very unhappy with the way he won, throwing down the belt and walking out on his partners. Flamita wasn’t seen with the rest of his friends later on in the show. The Dragon Gate story is Flamita is now out of a 01/16 10 man tag, and Dragon Gate is in possession of the belt but it isn’t considered vacant.

Flamita was already announced for the 01/01 CaraLuchas show; maybe what’s going on here is he’s getting a break to be at home for a little while and Dragon Gate is starting up an interim championship storyline in the meantime. He’ll be back in Dragon Gate soon enough.

12/27 NOAH: Kenou & Hajime Ohara beat Super Crazy & Pesadilla to keep the GHC JUNIOR TAG in a TLC match.  There’s video of that up already, though Pesadilla’s 5 second promo before hand is almost worth watching in itself.

Lineups

CHILANGA MASK (SAT) 01/11/2014 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Keira vs Star Fire
2) Karma vs Herodes Jr.
3) Impulso vs Arez
4) Trauma I vs Magnifico
5) Belial vs Judas el Traidor
6) Black Terry vs Trauma II

Different concept for the January show: all singles matches. It looks serene compared to the Lucha Memes show, but I don’t think the main event will be calm.

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