Titan keeps his title, New Peste Negra, Arkangel foiled by a rooster

CMLL (MON) 01/27/2014 Arena Puebla [El Popular, Porra Fresa]
1) Metálico & Robin b Centauro de Fuego & King Jaguar
2) Astral, Asturiano, Shockercito b Blue Center, Demus 3:16, Saurón
Shockercito submitted Sauron
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Sagrado, Starman, Tritón
Virus submitted Triton, who hurt his left arm and needed medical help.
4) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Kráneo, Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Olímpico, Reaper [cibernetico]
Order of elimination: Morphosis (Valiente), Mascara Dorada (Kraneo), Olimpico (Mistico), Valiente (Mr. Aguila), Kraneo (Mascara), Mistico (Reaper), La Mascara & Mr. Aguila double pin, Reaper (foul on Volador). Mascara challenged Aguila & Reapper to apuesta matches, but the rudos refused.
5) Negro Casas b Atlantis
Negro took 1/3. Negro Casas mask pull in the third.

Semimain sets up Volador/Mascara vs Aguila/Reaper.

CMLL (TUE) 01/28/2014 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Fantasy & Pequeño Halcón b Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Hechicero b Flyer, Pegasso, Star Jr.
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, Vangellys b Sagrado, Stigma, Stuka Jr.
4) Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Mr. Niebla b Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro [semifinal]
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger [semifinal]
6) Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Mr. Niebla b Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. [final]
Upset victory by the debuting New Peste Negra
7) Titán b Virus [MEX WELTER]
Titan took falls 2/3 to keep the title in a good match. Second defense.

Main event sounds and looks very good. New Peste Negra got off to a good start and bragged about it. CMLL’s Facebook also has a short interview with Star Jr.

CMLL (TUE) 01/28/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Leo & Metatrón b Akuma & Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis b Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Silueta
Rudas took 2/3.
3) Gallo b Arkángel de la Muerte
Gallo beat Arkangel again, this time via casita.
4) Máximo, Super Porky, Valiente b Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
Rudos took 1/3, Averno sneaking in a foul on Sombra for the win.

That rooster owns Arkangel. Main event sets up a singles match.

CMLL has a big preview of the first round Gran Alternativa. It may change by the time you read this, but the Gaceta version had links back to the luchawiki this morning (having taken the table from that page.) I have many thoughts about that, but I don’t think any of them are interesting. They did introduce a typo and we have enough bad information on the wiki already.

Relevant Gran Alternativa thought: it took me a couple days, but I finally realized Sombra & Oro Jr. teaming because they’re both essentially doing the same character – Sombra was pushed as the New Oro for his first few years, and that’s where the Sombra name (“he’s a shadow of Oro”) comes from. I like their chances now.

CMLL also teased being on TV Azteca…but it’s for an interview on a late night show, not new TV. This at least the third difference appearance on a TV Azteca show in the last few months and everyone seems to be figuring they’ll have a show on an Azteca channel eventually, but it hasn’t happened yet.

Rob has highlights of CMLL 05/24/13.

Interview from Box y Lucha with Guerrero Maya Jr. about the start of his career.

La Parka says every Rey de Reyes is tough and every win tremendously helps that person’s career.

An interview with the owner of Arena Aficion about it’s 62 years.


CMLL (TUE) 02/04/2014 Arena Mexico
1) Pequeño Halcón & Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Warrior
2) Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Starman vs Disturbio, El Rebelde, Hijo del Signo
3) Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Espiritu Negro, Guerrero Negro Jr., Shigeo Okumura
4) La Máscara vs Vangellys [lightning]
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máximo vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Virus
6) Rey Cometa, Rush, Titán vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla

Fun main event. Barbaro Cavernario may be having his name shorted or changed, as he’s listed as Cavernario on the lineup.

Tercera is Espiritu Negro’s Arena Mexico match debut (though he’s made it in the ring with Rey Cometa prior.)

CMLL (TUE) 02/04/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Virgo vs Demonio Rojo & Exterminador
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
3) Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Camorra, Sangre Azteca
4) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
5) La Sombra vs Averno

Sombra versus Averno should be really good. 52MX has been inconsistent on the Guadalajara match – it may be a ‘no repeated luchadors’ issue – but I believe the tercera would air on that channel (so the gone from DF Camorra makes TV!)

IWRG FILL (TUE) 02/04/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko, Chicanito, Voltar vs Mercenario, Skanda, Ultimo Caballero
2) Payaso De Plata, Payaso Extreme, Skull Metal vs Muerte Infernal, Psique, Versus
3) Galaxy, Hip Hop Man, Vampiro Metálico vs Atomic Star, Electro Boy, Fulgor
4) Araña de Plata, Blue Monsther, Matrix Jr. vs Emperador Azteca, Látigo, Picudo Jr.
Blue Monsther’s 11th FILL show without making a main IWRG show.
5) Alfa, Dragón Celestial, Fulgor I, Imposible, Omega, Power Bull, Seiya, Sky Ángel vs Aztlan, Destino, Jorge Kebrada, Kanon, Onix, Operativo X, Prodigo, Vertize [cibernetico]
Gym FILL (Black Terry) vs Gym Skayde

This is the 32nd Toreno FILL. Show may air on LAS eventually. Main event should be good, it’s always fun to see which of the lesser known guys are really good.

FULL (SAT) 04/05/2014 Arena Metropolitana, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
1) Brillantina, Cradle, Sexi Flor vs ?, Bugambilia, Vertigo
2) Laredo Kid & Laredo Kid Brother Super Laredo vs Murcy Jr. & New Fire Jr.
3) Granda Man vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Capitan Furia [mask, hair]
4) Octagón & Tinieblas Jr. vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Fuerza Guerrera
5) Sin Cara vs ?

I guess he (or his legal people) agreed to another Sin Cara show. No opponent announced, probably because they’re waiting for something else to announce. Octagon has been complaining on Twitter about being left off AAA TV tapings, so seeing him on a show with Dr. Wagner is interesting.

top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. Sin Cara, the original Mistico, announced he’s a free agent. A few days later, Sin Cara announced he was not sure if he was a free agent or employed by WWE. He’s back! Sin Cara stated he’d like to work everywhere (CMLL, AAA, TXT as well as internationally) and not be tied to a single promotion. He claimed to have the rights to use the Sin Cara name in Mexico. He claimed to have no problem with Mistico II taking the name (since it was CMLL’s decision) and took responsibility for bringing him in to CMLL, but later said he didn’t like Mistico II and how CMLL makes Mistico’s II partners tone down their act to make him look better. And on and on. Sin Cara will be promoting his own show on Saturday, which will include his family members, AAA luchadors, and old rivals Black Warrior & Oriental.
  2. CMLL and NJPW’s FantasticaMania tour did very in Japan. Each of the five shows were reported as sell outs (though they’ve reported slightly higher numbers for Korakuen Hall in past years.) The in-ring product was well received, with Volador’s win over Mascara Dorada as the last match of the tour being the best match of the tour. Sombra got a big win over Ultimo Guerrero on that final show. Both Sombra and Rush (who lost to Nakamura) teased facing NJPW luchadors later this year. Mistico losing to Mephisto and not winning the Mexican Light Heavyweight Championship was the big surprise of the tournament, and suggests CMLL’s not as presently behind him as they used to be. Fuego’s wacky dancing entrance got over big, and he appeared to be the non-star who made the biggest name for himself on the trip. The three iPPVs for the tour aired without much technical problem (except for all the CMLL music being muted out.) FantasticaMania 2015 is all but officially announced.
  3. Shocker turned rudo on Rush. They had been feuding as tecnicos, but Shocker turned with the idea of fighting Rush directly. CMLL’s recently announced Dos Leyendas as happening on 03/21 and that Shocker/Rush hair match jumps to front of the line to main event that show, but it’s far from a sure thing.
  4. AAA started TV tapings for 2014 with shows in Naucalpan in Guerrero Negro. The latter show was less newsworthy, only notable for Zorro advancing in the Rey de Reyes tournament. The Naucalpan show set up Psycho Clown to get another Mega Title at Texano Jr., saw the Secta cost themselves a title match, and debuted a new Infernal Rocker. Also, Super Fly hilariously turned on Aerostar for the third time; the last two times never resulted in a singles match and were forgotten, maybe this one will go better.
  5. CMLL announced it’s Gran Alternativa tournament will start this week. They’ve also introduced a bunch of new luchadors and many of them will be in this tournament (where’s there is no overwhelming favorite.) CMLL’s also continued with the theme of Tuesdays as Nuevo Valores shows, including newer/different wrestlers in big matches. CMLL’s also changed up some of their factions, with Zacarias recruiting new members for Peste Negra and Negro Casas & Felino teaming more with Puma & Tiger.
  6. Arena Naucalpan, which hasn’t been running it’s usual Thursday night shows, announced they’d start running Wednesday shows in February. The building appears to be having some issue with sponsor Corona; their logo is no longer on the ring mat.
  • CMLL’s Mexico bound roster was very thinned out for a week due to the number of wrestlers in Japan. Of note, Super Porky suffered an injury that was supposed to sit him out for a couple weeks, and opted to not see the doctor and keep working the rest of the week.
  • Arena Coliseo Reynosa is closing down.
  • Vampiro won the IWRG Heavyweight Championship
  • Satanico defeated El Dandy in Tijuana at the start of a Dandy retirement tour.
  • Guadalajara local Gallo upset Arkangel to win Chile’s FULL Championship

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CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-12-14

counter dropkick death


taped 2013-12-06 @ Arena Mexico
Titán vs Pólvora in a lightning match: cut by about 20% on TV; felt like more of a match on Terra and more a collection of Titan high spots on Fox Sports. The highspots were really good and this was a fun diversion, but they’ve had more complete matches together this year. National champion beat world champion, means nothing.


Reapper finds a use for La Mascara

Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Rush vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Último Guerrero: I had a really tough time trying to stay interested in this match (which meant it took much longer to actually get thru, sadly.) This seemed okay, but it’s just hard to care about any Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero build up match, which was most of what this was. I think I’m in the minority in believing it’s going to actually happen in the next 3 or 9 months, but I’m also very tired of them doing the same spots in the same build up trios matches as they’ve done the last few years and that was what this was. I didn’t think the other guys were that great, and everyone seems to have no idea how a DDT is supposed to work or Tonga’s finisher has become a very strange roll up this time thru.

Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psyco Ripper: Sloppy match. Ripper, or whatever we’re calling him by the time you read this, is trying that hard but not nearly a big enough deal to pull him out. Aguila is not good. Triple moonsault sounds like a good idea and was on other shows, but did not come off well here. The Místico/Volador friendship seems forced and unnatural.

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CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-12-14


Hooray team segunda!

taped 2013-12-10 @ Arena Mexico
Bengala & Metatrón vs Cholo & Zayco: formula opener, just quicker and with a random DQ. There’s been more early match random disqualified of late, which probably means absolutely nothing. Smoother than some openers but not very complicated.


Fuego gif bomb

Metálico, Molotov, Sensei vs Disturbio, Hijo del Signo, Nosferatu: Wrong team won! Metálico was a lot of fun, probably the best vet who’s stuck in the bottom third of the card, and so he lost to Hijo del Signo in one of their few interactions in the match. Metálico was still the most charismatic man her by a mile. Match was generally okay generally a Tuesday night segunda.


Blue Panther doing Shocker’s dance, sort of

Fuego, Soberano Jr., Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Sangre Azteca: Sobearno’s Fan Club making noise was a nice change of pace, though it also made clear how little noise the rest of the show was getting. Fuego and hooligan did some fun stuff early, and the rest of the match was sound. Stigma’s dive to the outside into Sangre’s feet looked like not a lot of fun. Soberano and Stigma did fine in tercera appearance, but it was about the same guys they were working against in segundas; it’s a shallow show.


Sombra is out of here

Blue Panther, Shocker, Thunder vs Felino, Mr. Águila, Tiger: Match started some what interesting and then became less so as the match went on. Shocker/Tiger feuding was a halfway decent idea that didn’t develop. Thunder is barely in the matches. Aguila is barely in the matches, though he’s in the ring for a lot longer.



Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Máximo vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Rey Escorpión: Back to a normal Máximo/Rey Escorpion feud, which is okay but nothing extraordinary. Sombra’s first match back from Japan had him doing a lot of spots he saw there, but the second fall finish looked great. Post match promos were very hard to decipher.
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Casas defats Atlantis, Porky on injury, Nuevo Valores, Sin Cara can’t get his phone calls returned!

Negro Casas defeated Atlantis via mask pull in Puebla last night, according to Porra Fresa. There’s a Facebook photo of Triton being stretched out after his match, but the article doesn’t mention any incident.

El Popular also has an interview with Super Porky, but it appears to be from last Monday. Porky said he had not allowed a doctor to look at him after he was hurt the previous Monday, because he wants to wrestle until he dies and he fears a doctor might tell him he’s no longer allowed to go to the ring. Blue Panther helped Brazo de Plata out with acupuncture and Valiente drove Brazo de Plata home. They did the same spot Porky was hurt on last Monday and pulled it off, which made Brazo de Plata happy. He was rest a week off (which appears to have happened) and then see how he was doing; it’s possible he’ll be out a month. Brazo de Plata is scheduled to wrestle tonight in Guadalajara.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico show looks like another good one. Virus goes for Titan’s national welterweight title match. Every Virus title match is great, every Titan title match is great, and they’re both usually great in different ways so who knows what this will be. Titan is the favorite to hold on (since Virus has his own title already) but just doing the match is exciting. Semifinal is a four way tag team tournament where The Casas (Tiger, Puma, Negro) might face either rivals Divinos Laguneros (Blue Panther, Black Panther, Cachorro) or other rivals Reyes del Atlantida (Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Atlantis). The Nuevo Peste Negra (Mr. Niebla, Barbaro Cavernario, Herodes Jr.) are the fourth team and, come to think of it, we don’t really know how the old Peste Negra might feel about there being a new one yet. Rookies Flyer & Star Jr. and newcomer Hechicero appear on the segunda.

CMLL is really good now. If only they could find an outlet to get someone to watch it.

Sin Cara’s story of the day is WWE won’t return his phone calls and he has no idea if he’s still employed. He probably should have his lawyer working on that when he’s not working on the name. Sin Cara has also announced Argos, Argenis, Drago, Aerostar, Oriental, Black Warrior, Relampago, New Zafiro, Mini Murder Clown and Rolling Boy as on his show this weekend. No matches announced and it doesn’t sound like there will be any announced before the show. Drago & Aerostar working the show confirms Sin Cara has at least been talking to AAA. (They always could use more promoters in Mexico City!) I wonder how Relampago working a show with Sin Cara (and AAA wrestlers) affects his chances of getting into CMLL, or if that’s even still a goal.

IWRG says they’ll be starting a new season of Wednesday shows on 02/19. Wednesday was the old midweek show date when it was part of the UWA rotation. Thursday would’ve been Toluca in those days. They changed over to Thursdays in the late 90s. IWRG hasn’t run a Thursday show of their own since the 12/19 Arena Naucalpan anniversary show. They moved to Wendesday during the holidays and presumably won’t be back midweek until that 02/19 show.

Mario el Guerrero, Blue Panther, Brazo de Oro defeated Pez Tigre, Black Terry and Super Muneco in Acapuclo Sunday. This was Mario’s retirement match.

Marco Corleone returned with a win in Arena Neza Sunday night, but the crowd was focused on Volador Jr. no-showing the main event. La Mascara replaced him with no explanation and the fans were reported to be very upset. In the undercard, Neza Kid scored another win over Freelance, setting up their mask vs hair match next week.

The two non-iPPV FantasticaMania shows may surface soon. SamuraiTV mentioned they were airing the Kyoto show last night, and the CMLL-only show (Escorpion/Maximo, Volador/Sombra) will air on the 30th.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and this week’s PosterMania.

Rob has highlights of 11/15/13 CMLL.

DTU has a preview of their 02/01 card.

Cien Caras Jr. talks about the WWC shows.

DJ Spectro talks about Andre el Gigante’s debut in Arena Mexico.


CMLL (SUN) 02/02/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Explosivo & Índigo vs Furia Nazi & Relampago Azul
2) William Rock vs El Yaqui
3) Halcón de Plata & Javier Cruz vs Acertijo & Ángel del Mal
4) Gallo, Sagrado, Smaker vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Maléfico, Sádico
5) Olímpico vs Diamante Azul [OCCIDENTE HEAVY]
Olimpico is champion. Third defense.
6) Shocker vs Terrible

Azul should win, but Olimpico has super powers in Guadalajara.

CMLL (MON) 02/03/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Águila Egipcia, Meyer, Paris vs Akuma, Cholo, Guerrero Espacial
2) Black Tiger, Milenium, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
4) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
5) La Máscara & Volador Jr. vs Mr. Águila & Reaper

Will be tough for Mascara to sub for Volador here. I still can’t believe they’re going with the Invasors as main event rudos – maybe this will draw well and I’ll learn something.

Segunda is Puebla vs Tuareg, and the Tuareg are really struggling against natives.

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.

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