Piratas get one over on Hijo de Dos, CMLL English language announcer passes away

IWRG (SUN) 10/12/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Septimo Dragon & Sky Ángel b Cirujano Jr. & Hip Hop Man
Guanajuato’s Septimo Dragon and Estado de Mexico made their debut.
2) Diva Salvaje, Estrella Divina, Miss Gaviota b Rayan, Spartan, Violencia Jr.
Estrella’s debut and Violencia’s first match here since March 2013.
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo DQ Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
911 faked a foul to get the second, so Rafy did the same in the third.
4) Canis Lupus, Demon Clown, X-Fly b Dr. Cerebro, Pantera, Veneno
straight falls. Last fall saw Pantera & Cerbero have Lupus & X-Fly in submissions, but the referee rule that capitan Veneno gave up to Demon Clown first.
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Negro Navarro, Toscano b Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr.
Negro’s first match here this year. Piratas took 1/3, when Hijo threw a beer in Dos’s face to set up Pirata Sr.’s win.

With Pirata Morgan Jr. involved, IWRG continues to increase the number of (kind of pointless) masks which could fall at Castle of Terror. I could see them stretching out the Demon Clown match until December. Ninja Turtles are here a couple weeks and they’re already doing screwy wins. Just winning is not creative enough.

Stewart Allen, who did English language announcing for CMLL, has passed away. The story goes CMLL sold a run of tapes to a company in France and Stewart and another announcer was brought in to do a new commentary track so it could be sold again elsewhere. (Stewart’s started with as Dave Bradshaw as his partner, then it was changed to Matty Deller later on.) It being CMLL, these tapes were months old, without any context and sometimes vastly out of sequence, so we talked a couples times as Stewart tried to track down airing dates and understand what was happening. He enjoyed calling CMLL and would’ve loved the chance to do it at a bigger level if CMLL had the forethought to run their own current English language broadcast. (He would’ve been great for TripleMania too.) Instead, the tapes eventually changed to an all Minis show, then dried up entirely. The shows still air on the Fight Network in Canada under the Fighting Spirit name (including tonight), but they haven’t had new material in many years. I’d still hear from him when his women’s wrestling podcast had a lucha libre related guest was on, and he did plenty of other types of wrestling. Stewart always struck me as a guy who loved wrestling and was happy to be part of it. He’d be in my neck of the globe when Shimmer would run shows, and I always thought about how I should go over there just to say hi and thanks. I regret that I never did. Stewart will be missed.

Willie Mack was released from NXT. He had just started with NXT. I have no idea how that works that quick, but Mack was a guy AAA and Lucha Underground were clearly interested in prior to him signing with NXT. It seems like 50/50 odds he’ll be picked up by the next batch of Lucha Underground tapings in January, especially if he’s headed back to Los Angeles anyway.

The picture of Mr. Niebla and Rush here is pretty good.

Segunda Caida reviews the first Blue Panther vs El Hijo del Santo from the UK.

Lucha Libre in Japan

10/12 Stardom: Star Fire & Mystique b Miho Wakizawa & Koguma [Goddesses of Stardom] – this is a league tournament, with two blocks of four teams (so three matches each and a final.) Star Fire & Mystique start off 1-0.

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10/12 AAA TV Results (San Luis Potosi) – Heroes Inmortales

AAA TV (SUN) 10/12/2014 Domo San Luis, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí
1) Dinastía, Faby Apache, Niño Hamburguesa, Pimpinela Escarlatab Eterno, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
Hamburger splash on Abismo.
2) Hijo del Fantasma © b Angélico, Jack Evans, Joe Lider,Bengala, Aerostar, Súper Fly, Steve Pain [AAA CRUISER]
Aerostar was hurt taking bad fall in the match. Hijo del Fantasma’s second defense
3) Averno, Chessman, Cibernético b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown [street fight]
4) Myzteziz b La Parka, Blue Demon Jr., Australian Suicide, Zorro,Pentagón Jr., Fénix, Villano IV [Copa Antonio Pena,lumberjack]
worked as a royal rumble match, with Pentagon and Suicide starting, followed by Fenix, Zorro, Villano IV (replacing Daga), Myzteziz, La Parka, and Demon last. No one went out until every went in. Suicide, Fenix, Parka, Zorro (Parka costing him the match), Villano & Demon draw, and Pentagon fell to a La Mistica.
5) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano Jr. b El Mesías & El Patrón Alberto
Mesias got Texano in an armbar, Tirantes broke it up, then Tirantes turned the other way as Texano fouled Alberto and beat him in his home town. Albert challenged for a title shot anyway and Texano accepted for Guerra de Titanes.

Air Date: 11/08 and 11/15 (probably a two weeks taping even though only five matches.)

Looked to be a sell out and loud. They gave out Thunderstix to the crowd, and it seems like the crowd might have actually used them. There’s a clip of the crowd chanting for Alberto from early in the main event.

Everything went to form until that main event, where it sure looks like Alberto lost just to surprise people. Even with tonight’s outcome, no one believes Texano is going to (or should) win when he faces Alberto for the title. The way Texano’s been booked for the last 12 months isn’t going to be fixed by one more screwy win. It’s way too late for him and a bucket full of El Hijo del Santo matches prove Mexican fans will pay for obvious outcomes if they care about the protagonist. You just got to keep the protagonist special. Giving Alberto a win in front of a full crowd there to see him in front of a crowd going nuts for him would sure make him look special and footage you could use for every Alberto video package from now until the end of time. Instead, a loss that’ll mean nothing in three months.

Alberto is getting the same shot he would’ve gotten if he had won, so why not just have him win? Or, if you had to have Texano get a win, Mesias is right there. There were alternate options which don’t take the shine off your new top star.

This isn’t going to kill Alberto by any means. It may hurt him only a tiny bit. But why hurt him at all?

The good thing is they did make the Guerra de Titanes main event because look at those airs dates, it’s going to be about Guerra de Titanes time by the time this show airs. They’ve got five weeks of TV in the can, which feels crazy.

Aerostar got back on Twitter after the match and said he was okay. It seemed like they were setting up a Super Fly/Aerostar challenge there, which may have not happened because of the fall (or maybe Super Fly caused the fall.)

Next taping is 11/07 in Tampico. They may just have one more taping after that before Guerra de Titanes.

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Astral & Mephisto keep their titles in great matches

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 10/12/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Star Jr. b Cholo & Inquisidor
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Amapola, La Seductora, Zeuxis b Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi
Rudas took 2/3. Amapola submitted Estrellita for the win.
3) Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger b Cachorro, Pegasso, Tritón
Rudos took 1/3 in a good match.
4) Astral © b Eléctrico [CMLL MINI]
Electrico grabbed Triton to be his second. Astral had Star Jr. as his second (but he showed up late.) Astral took falls 2/3 to keep the title in a great match, probably the best possible match between the two. Astral’s first defense.
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada DQ Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker
Straight falls, Shocker fouling Azul in the second. Azul challenged Shocker to a (non-title) match next week.

Astral versus Electrico is worth going out of your way to see and the tercera was fun too. Women’s match wasn’t bad. Rest of the show was useless.

CMLL (SUN) 10/12/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Dr. Frezzer b Satara
2) Demonio Rojo & El Yaqui b El Brillante & Virgo
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Magnum b Sky Kid
4) Acertijo, Évola, Jocker b Exterminador, Javier Cruz Jr., Leo
Rudos took 2/3, Acertijo sneaking in a foul on Leo.
5) Dalys & Tiffany b Goya Kong & Marcela
Rudas took 2/3, cheating to win.
6) Mephisto © b Valiente [MEX LH]
Mephisto won in a what was said to be a excellent 30 minute match (though the Twitter timestamps says it was c1oser to 20.) Ninth defense, third straight against Valiente.

Probably the same Mephisto/Valiente match they had in Arena Mexico, though it’s nice to think of them continually getting better at it.

Lucha Underground announced Blue Demon vs Chavo Guerrero Jr., Drago vs King Cuerno in a falls count anywhere match, and a world title match for the double taping on Saturday.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of the monthly show at the Toy Museum. Solar/Negro Navarro was said to be excellent by people who’ve seen a lot of them.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and the latest LuchaWorld podcast.

This week’s Super Libre had el Faraon as guest.

Segunda Caida reviews this week’s Uprising Lucha Libre show with a good Oliver John vs Blue Demon Jr.

The Planet Lucha has video of the ChilangaMask press conference for their upcoming show in Monterrey in one two three parts. You’re holding the phone the wrong way!

A Halloween Queretaro show includes a main event where a Porro will likely lose his hair and a Black Warrior sighting. Crazy Boy being here reminds me to bring up that Crazy Boy hasn’t been on AAA TV since this spring. With Joe Lider joining the Perros del Mal, the Mexican Powers are basically Nino Hambruguesa and no one else.

The Kriminal Boys are the sixth team added to the Cara Lucha tagteam tournament.

Lucha Libre in Japan

10/12 NOAH: Daisuke Harada (C) b Super Crazy [GHC JR] – 5th defense. Pesadilla’s team won on the undercard. Super Crazy and Pesadilla are still on the upcoming tour, even though it’s a heavyweight tag tournament.

10/12 Wrestle-1/TNA: Andy Wu & El Hijo Del Pantera b Jiro Kuroshio & Yusuke Kodama – this aired on the PPV and should turn in the usual places if you want to check in on Hijo del Pantera.


CMLL (SUN) 10/19/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Dragon Lee, Mr. Cacao, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Skándalo
3) Amapola, Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, Dark Angel, Makoto, Narumiya, Zeuxis [cibernetico]
Mexico vs the World
4) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto
5) Diamante Azul vs Shocker

Women’s Mexico vs the World cibernetico is best chance for a good match on this show. I don’t know if that’s a good thing.

Azul vs Shocker is non-title. Eh.

Mr. Cacao exists here only to feud with Arkangel, Arkangel is not in this match – is Arkangel hurt? or just randomness.

CMLL (SUN) 10/19/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro vs Relampago Azul
2) Índigo vs Furia Nazi
3) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Goya Kong vs Tiffany
5) Javier Cruz Jr. vs Acertijo [hair]
6) La Sombra & Omar Brunetti vs Mr. Águila & Sádico and Gallo & Titán and Cavernario & Ráfaga

Main event is a DF guy with a local guy tag tournament.

Acertijo and Javier have been facing for three weeks and their feud has only been noticed by the Guadalajara Twitter today, so of course it’s time for the tag match.

Goya probably can’t be in two places at once. Would assume the Guadalajara stuff is planned weeks ahead of time and someone just got the idea for cibernetico in Arena Coliseo. They probably should make the sub there.

XMW (SAT) 11/01/2014 Salón Citlalli, Ecatepec de Morelos, Estado de México
1) Dollar, Flama Negra, Legendario vs Matrix, Medieval, Power
2) Fly Star & Toxin Boy vs Angel Azul & Karateka and Obscuro & Terremoto and Chica Ye-Ye & Demasiado
3) Centvrión, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor, Fulgor II, Metaleon vs Cronos, Fly Metalik, Herodes Jr., Mixus, Mr. Leo
4) Ludark Shaitan vs Felina Metalica [FUSION KAWAI]
5) Yoruba vs Tornado [XMW LH]
6) Belial vs Impulso, Fly Warrior, Arez, Low Rider, Guason [PDM LH]
7) Wotan vs Necro Butcher, Chuy Martinez, Hell Spawn, Core

Should be a crazy show and have so many dives off that ledge (if it’s still there.) Tercera is IWRG vs XMW with guys who are not quite in IWRG any more.

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Ingobernables vs CMLL, Alberto el Patron honored in SLP

Copa Jr./photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 10/10/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Univision]
1) Akuma & Disturbio b Robin & Soberano Jr.
2) Misterioso Jr., Skándalo, Virus b Black Panther, Pegasso, Tritón
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Rey Cometa b Ephesto, Felino, Hechicero
Delta replaced Titan. Hechicero has a new mask (and wore his Poder Y Honor championship to the ring.) Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente b Kráneo, Mr. Niebla, Shocker
Shocker and Azul are still feuding.
5) Máximo b Mephisto [Copa Jr. VIP, Copa Jr., final]
Maximo took 2/3 to win the tournament. Money was thrown in. Brazo de Oro and Kahoz were the seconds. Maximo dedicated the win to his mother.
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush b Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero
Ingobernables won in straight falls. Clean fall in the first, Rush sneaking in a foul on UG in the second.

Nice upset win for Maximo. This tournament still feels like something put on just to fill a few weeks of shows, but at least maybe they can get something out of down the road.

new Hechicero/CMLL/Alexis Salazar

Main event looks like they’ve moved on to the Ingobernables against the Guerreros. They haven’t moved on from Shocker & Diamante Azul, despite all reason and logic.

Alberto el Patron was honored by the city of San Luis Potosi yesterday. The mayor talked about Alberto’s achievements in sports and being a role model for young people, Alberto noted it was his first visit back in 9 years and gave the mayor credit for making many positive changes. That sort of thing, and the best sort of local promotion for Sunday’s show. In a Q&A, Alberto said he plans on wrestling for “only three or four more years” so he can eventually spend more time with his family. It’s very rare a wrestler says something like that and sticks to it. Alberto might more set on that then most, but it’s something AAA has to find out for sure before they decide on how they’re booking the Perro/Alberto feud. Alberto was mobbed by fans coming/leaving the ceremony.

Rob has highlights from the 06/27/14 CMLL show, including the En Busca de un Idolo cibernetico.

CMLL’s text/video preview for the Dia Los Muertos suggest the shows will not be CMLL vs CMLL, but CMLL vs the Undead. That would be a different booking direction, so that doesn’t seem likely at all.

Ingobernables/CMLL/Alexis Salazar

Impulso and Belial have been added to the CaraLucha tag team tournament. Three to go. Kriminal Boys are surely one.

SuperLuchas looks back at Dr. X on the third anniversary of his death, and Kcidis has a Dr. X drawing.

El Pancracio has a photo and a note from Cuchillo’s funeral: the body was cremated.

SuperLuchas also writes about a Hombre Bala benefit show coming up next month.

Porra Fresa returns with a preview of Monday’s card.

DJ Spectro reports a magazine interview with (a previous) Paranoico.


CMLL (FRI) 10/17/2014 Arena México
1) Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela vs Makoto, Narumiya, Zeuxis
3) Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi [lightning]
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, Titán vs Mr. Niebla, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Diamante Azul, Máscara Dorada, Máximo vs Euforia, Shocker, Thunder
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

Yep, trios title match coming up.

Why does Mascara Dorada have to be in such trying matches? Hoping Dragon Lee & Kamaitachi makes Fox Sports somehow.

indy (SUN) 10/26/2014 Complejo Deportivo de La Inalámbrica, Merida, Yucatán
1) Acuaboy & Mr. Voltio vs Mensajero Del Diablo & Rebelde Punk
2) El Alebrije & Toriñito vs Halcón Rojo Jr. & Monsther
3) La Sádica © vs Stephanie Vaquer [LLF Juvenil]
4) Máximo & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Cien Caras Jr. & Zumbi
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. © vs Último Guerrero [IWL HEAVY]

Lineup is here. If the main event happens as scheduled, it’s the first singles match between Wagner & Guerrero in six and a half years. My records have Dr. Wagner Jr. and Ultimo Guerrero meeting 10 times. I don’t have a result for one match in Guadalajara. Wagner has won nine times. Ultimo Guerrero has won none times.

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10/10 AAA TV Results (Tlahuelilpan)

AAA TV (FRI) 10/10/2014 Plaza de Toros, Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo [AAA]
1) Dinastía & Mascarita Sagrada b Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Histeria
2) Eterno & Taya Valkyrie b Jennifer Blake & Niño Hamburguesa
Taya beat Jennifer.
3) Australian Suicide & Jack Evans b El Apache & Joe Lider
Apache replaced Pentagon and took the loss to Suicide’s shooting star tornillo. Lider lost in his return to the rudo side. Pentagon and Fantasma attacked the tecnicos after the match.
4) Chessman b Monsther Clown
4) Monsther Clown b Chessman
Monster Clown submitted Chessman.Hell Brothers attacked Monsther Clown after the win and warned more would be coming in a couple days. He also taunted Myzteziz and others to try and stop him.
5) Averno & Hijo del Fantasma b El Mesías & Myzteziz
5) El Mesías & Myzteziz b Averno & Hijo del Fantasma
La Mistica and spear for the win. Hell Brothers tried to get involved, but La Parka ran them off. It rained badly during this match.
6) Blue Demon Jr. & Fénix b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Pentagón Jr.
Pentagon replaced Daga. Demon submitted Perro.

Air Date: 10/25 and 11/02

Really surprising Perro would be the one taking the loss in the main event with Pentagon right there. Not a surprise Demon won. Daga, still presumably battling a knee injury, could’ve been held off this show to give him a better chance at working Sunday but I’d guess he misses both.

There is a change in philosophy about who gets brought to TV tapings. They used to only have people show up who had a match, but Cibernetico’s been on every single taping since TripleMania and hasn’t wrestled once. Parka appeared here as a surprise, and maybe to set up a direction for the Hell Brothers which doesn’t necessarily include challenging for the trios titles. Demon/Parka/Myzteziz versus the Hell Brothers would work.

(No idea what become of Ludxor.)

I wouldn’t expect a lot out of the fifth match because of that rain, and it may have messed with the other matches as well.

They’re back taping in two days in San Luis Potosi for Heroes Inmortales.

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Cuchillo, AAA in Tlahuelilpan, Copa Junior VIP

Cuchillo, on the right, from 2013. (Photo by Black Terry Jr.)

Cuchillo, Jamie Carrillo, passed away yesterday. He was 66 and passed away due to complications from diabetes.

Cuchillo’s was a 70s/80s UWA luchador. Cuchillo started out as El Rubi for his first few years, then wrestled as Polaco for 15 years before finding his biggest success as Cuchillo. Cuchillo was part of the first version of the Triangular de la Muerte with Kahoz & Zandokan (with Rambo eventually becoming part of the group.)

His biggest career match was probably his mask loss to El Hijo del Santo in 1988. Cuchillo also was used as the Mexican rudo to put over a young Yoshihiro Asai twice on tours of Japan for Gran Hamada’s UWF promotion. Asai was designed to be the hero of the promotion, so Cuchillo must’ve been thought of well to be in the position against him. Cuchillo was still around lucha after UWA, running Arena (Nueva) Aragon and training luchadors. Fenix and Pentagon Jr. paid tribute to him yesterday. There was a retirement show for Cuchillo just two months ago. He had been wrestling on legends shows on recent years.

SuperLuchas has an excerpt from a recent interview about the start of Cuchillo’s careerKrisZ’s news update, La Furia de Titanes, and DJ Spectro have obits.

AAA has a busy weekend starting tonight in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo. Heroes Inmortales is two days away and already announced. Chessman and Monster Clown may set up the trios match on Sunday, but the rest isn’t much of a direct build to the second show. Main event here is Demon & Fenix vs Daga & Perro, where everyone besides Perro is in the Copa Antonio Pena 48 hours later.

Ludxor says he’s heading to Tlahuelilapn. He’s not currently on the card and there’s no obvious place for him to be on the card, so maybe he’s been added to a match.

Alberto del Rio is being honored at the San Luis Potosi city hall today at 2:30pm. The press release mentioned Elegido, Psycho Clown and Marisela Pena will also be in attendance. It’s possible they could make to the TV taping, but it’s unlikely they would.

I was wondering last night how AAA would manage running two shows in Mexico and two shows in US on the same weekend, then actually checked the information and realized I’d been wrong all week: Lucha Underground is taping next weekend, not this weekend. That makes a lot more sense. Maybe the double tapings on Saturdays were as much to clear out this weekend as to save some money. When the tapings resume next week, Aerostar will be part of the next Lucha Underground tapings.

CMLL has it’s usual Friday night show. Thunder faces the full Ingobernables in a match that might be best watched thru your fingers. CMLL could use a new direction and the big foreigner facing the tweeners might be a good one if the big foreigner was any good. Ultimo Guerrero & Euforia will be in the match to keep it together (and theoretically to set up a trios title match.) The semifinal has Mephisto & Maximo in a Copa Junior which could go either way but doesn’t seem to mean anything either way. It looks like the weekend for those kind of tournaments. My hunt is Mephisto is winning to go onto bigger things, but Maximo is a guy who gets set up for a sympathetic loss often and could use a singles win once in a while.

The signup fee for the AAA supported En Mascarados Race (350 MX, $26US) includes a race number, a t-shirt, and a mask to wearing during the race. Sign up is listed to 5000 people.

CMLL luchadors were supposed to be part of a show tonight in Tijuana, but apparently were all pulled off the show based on the lineup announced at a press conference yesterday. New main event is Octagon, Gronda and Intocable versus Fuerza Guerrera, Psicosis (probably Nicho) and Oriental.

CMLL didn’t announce anything about Atlantis not being on a show, but wanted to make sure people didn’t buy tickets to see Lluvia in Arena Coliseo Monterrey on Sunday – she won’t be on that show. I’m going to guess CMLL was just aware of one or not the other, but maybe they should be more aware? I dunno, they’re doing something, should be happy about that.

Segunda Caida reviews La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker

Los Neza Boys have been added to the Cara Lucha tournament. The Cara Lucha promoters and Super Nova talked to Tercera Caida for their after the show segement.

The local Box Y Lucha commission in Tepic says there won’t be any more lucha shows in Tepic after the last one last lost 35 to 40,0000 pesos ($2600 USD.) They were expecting 700 fans and drew 200. That means they were expecting to draw at least 70 pesos per missing fan, which seems high – they did list Rey Bucanero, Satanico, Mr. Aguila and Gronda as among those working the show.

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10/11-12 lucha times


== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Moved back to 3:30pm this week. The preview says Aerostar gets his title match, Bengala/Demon/Fenix vs Pentagon/Pain/V4 and the Hellbrothers return.

== CMLL ==

FOX2 & Azteca: 50/50 bet these two go back to airing different matches this week. Fox, airing at 11am this week, should have block B of Copa Jr. VIP and the main event from last Friday.

52MX: Malefico/Rey Cometa, Panther/Cachorro/Maximo vs Invasors, and a main event trios headed to Volador/Sombra

Claro: The CMLL Minis cibernetico if they’re thinking. Which they may not be.

C3: Atlantis, Dorada, Titan vs Gran Guerrero, Neibla Roja, Rey Escorpion

TVC Deportes (Puebla): The Sunday airing of this show hasn’t been airing on feed because the guy running it keeps switch it to the NFL game, but they’ve been repeating it on Mondays. If I can get this one, it’s the tag team tournament final, Amapola/Zeuxis vs Dark Angel/Estrellita and some other less interesting stuff

Terra Sunday: the bumpy road to Diamante Azul/Shocker, and Astral and Electrico with hopefully no one breaking a leg.

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: ColiseoMania! Probably.

IWRG (LAS/AYM): This is only airing the Wednesday show in full and the Sunday show in part if they get around to it. The Ninja Turtles are only a Sunday act. You’re going to be disappointed.

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IWRG, Alberto el Patron, Lucha Underground


IWRG (WED) 10/08/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Oficialito b Aramis
Match was supposed to be Galaxy & Extrano.
2) Galaxy & Sky Ángel b Araña de Plata & Atomic Star
Galaxy switched placed with Aramis.
3) Anubis Black & Hip Hop Man b Dragón Celestial & Imposible
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo b Dr. Cerebro, Metaleon, Veneno
Gringos took 1/3 when Diablo snuck in a foul on Cerbero and Avisman covered for the win.
5) Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic, Kenshi Kabuki b Danny Casas, Eterno, Oficial 911 [super libre]
Rudos took 1/3, the last when Golden Magic was distracted by Oficialito and 911 took advantage for the win.

It looks likes this Oficialito is not one of the previous minis (who are still around Puebla) – this one had “Oficial” on his back instead of 911/AK47/Fierro. Cerbero/Gringos goes on, maybe another Golden Magic title match too.

This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter says Alberto el Patron is missing the WWC shows and will be at the Tijuana show instead. Alberto will be honored tomorrow in San Luis Potosi by the city, which means he’s probably not going to Tlahuelilpan.

Alberto still hasn’t revealed “the real story of his firing from WWE”, teased as recently as last week. If he’s ever going to do it, it seems like it’d happen as soon as the next week. Doing another round of press right now might get more attention for Heroes Inmortales, doing one next week could stir up anger towards WWE right before they come to town.

On last night’s podcast with Dr. Lucha, I think Bryan Alvarez actually was the one who broke lucha news. Bryan said Lucha Underground may have planted false information or taped things that won’t actually here in hopes of the bad info getting out and what actually happened surprising people later on. (I have some theories on what that could be but I don’t want make bad guesses here. That’s what Twitter’s for!)

Yesterday was the originally scheduled premiere date for Lucha Underground, before it was moved to the end of the month. The reason it was moved was because the Unimas Spanish language of the airings couldn’t start until then – but I haven’t seen anything official from the Unimas side that the shows is on. Perhaps it’s something that’ll get settled after the Lucha Underground tapings (season 1, part 1) wrap up this week, but they’re not leaving them much time to start promoting the show before it airs. Unimas is a pretty important part of the overall strategy, because it gives them a much bigger reach than El Rey and a reach to an audience that may be interested in the show but not aware of El Rey even if they have it. Lucha Underground can exist with the Unimas show, but it’s not going to grow they way they imagine it on El Rey alone.

LuchaWorld has a great article on their trip to Lucha Underground, complete with interviews with many of the wrestlers. They also have KrisZ’s news update

Matt Farmer starts a piece looking back at September in Mexico with notes on the biggest events from 1933 to 1974.

Tercera Caida had Super Nova as guest.

Last night’s CMLL Informa had Electrico, Maximo and Shocker as guests.  They also pushed 10/31 (Friday) and 11/02 (Sunday, surely in Arena Mexico) as Dia de Muertos themed shows.

Rob has highlights of 06/24/14 CMLL.

Joaquin, La Parka, Hijo del Fantasma, Angelico, Sexy Star and Taya were part of a press conference today to promote the En Mascarados Race on 11/09.

Flamita was officially announced as returning to Dragon Gate in November today. It could be a short stay: his buddies the Millenials accepted a match against Team Veteran for 11/06 match where if Flamita’s team would all be deported to Mexico if they lose. Looking forward to Eita & crew versus the Ninja Turtles!

SuperLuchas back at an El Toreo card on October 9, 1983, at a time where EMLL and UWA were sharing talent and Strong Man’s debut five years ago.

Paloma Rouse talks about her match at the Toy Museum this Saturday and a trip to Finland in February.

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CMLL Tuesday results, Alberto to Japan

Mascara Dorada/Metalik (photo by CMLL/Alexis Salazar)

CMLL (TUE) 10/07/2014 Arena México
1) Apocalipsis & Camorra b Fresbee & Leono
2) Esfinge, Sensei, Starman b Artillero, Canelo Casas, Súper Comando
3) Kamaitachi, Metálico, Okumura b Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
4) Dragon Lee b Raziel [lightning]  (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Dragon Lee won with a top rope double stomp.
5) Blue Panther, Fuego, Super Porky b Bárbaro Cavernario, Hombre sin Nombre, Pólvora
Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Titán b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 1/3

I haven’t seen it, but Dragon Lee versus Raziel sounds like the match you want it to be. No angles on the show.

CMLL (TUE) 10/07/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Magnus & Star Jr. b Demonio Maya & Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis b Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Lluvia
Rudas took 2/3.
3) Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, Pierroth fouling Delta and getting away with it.
4) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys b Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush
Rudos took 2/3, Rey Bucanero fouling Maximo and getting away with it.
5) Volador Jr. b Shocker
Volador took 2/3, beating Shocker with his own reinera.

Perhaps a little more variety of finishes. One of those is setting up a singles match next week, one of those is not, there’s no real reason why.

AAA held it’s annual remembrance mass for Antonio Pena on Monday. Many people spoke about their memories and they released white balloons in his honor. Octagon, who hasn’t been around AAA this year, was one of those people who spoke. Atomic Boy was among the big group of people mentioned in attendance; he hasn’t been seen since dislocating his shoulder in a July 2013 match.

Alberto el Patron will be working for the Wrestle-1 promotion in Japan. He was announced for an 11/01 show at Sumo Hall. Nosawa had previously said he was trying to bring Alberto over for his own promotion, but this is the one Keiji Mutoh runs and where Hijo del Pantera currently wrestles.

Cara Lucha Promociones, the group that’s running Arena San Juan about every other weekend, is announcing the 8 teams in their tag team tournament one a day. They’ve announced indy standouts los Magnificos, Oro Jr & Star Jr. and Super Halcon Jr. & Hombre Bala Jr. so far, which is a pretty good start.

Tercera Caida is on today at 5 today, as is CMLL Informa. Neither show has announced guests as of yet.

There’s a lucha libre photo exhibition in Puebla’s zocalo from 10/15 to 10/22. This seems modeled after the CMLL photo exhibition from last year (though on a lot smaller scale – 12 photos) and there are plans to move it to parks around the city after that.

CMLL has stories on Electrico’s cibernetico and Volador retaining his title in Puebla. They note that rudo Sagrado worked as Sombra’s corner man. CMLL also has highlights of the week are here.

Canek challenges Wagner. Wagner challenges LA Park.

Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Azteca 08/02/14 and Negro Casas vs Rush, super short version.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews more vintage Negro Casas, then decides it’s not vintage after all.

SuperLuchas interviews Tulancingo’s Hardman.

A history of lucha libre in Oaxaca.


CMLL (TUE) 10/14/2014 Arena México
1) Flyer & Sensei vs Camorra & Espanto Jr.
2) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. vs Canelo Casas, El Rebelde, Metálico
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit vs La Comandante, Makoto, Narumiya
4) Rey Cometa vs Niebla Roja [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Hechicero, Rey Escorpión
6) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas

The Japanese women are in starting next week as rudas – that’s a long trip to work a Goya Kong match.

Rey Cometa and Niebla Roja should be fun. The top two matches have chances as well.

That segunda is El Rebelde’s first match here in three months. No idea what happened.

CMLL (TUE) 10/14/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón & Star Jr. vs Akuma & Ráfaga
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Meteoro vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Esfinge, Gallo, Omar Brunetti vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Máximo vs Rey Bucanero
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Titán

Maximo versus Rey Bucanero was a match they were doing a lot, then Maximo threatned to quit, then they stopped doing that match. I don’t think that sequence of events is connected at all, it’s just funny when you see it like that. Possibly funnier than the match.

I am not excited for this edition of 52MX at all.

PROLLM (SUN) 10/19/2014 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
***17th Anniversary Show***
1) Hip Hop Man vs Teseo, Ukkonen, Chicago Rush, Dinamic King, Kruenen, Hazel, Golden, Yakuza, Dragon Negro, Demonio Baltazar, Forastero, Gargola Extrem, Dragos [royal rumble]
2) Judas el Traidor & Magnifico vs Trauma I & Trauma II and Daga & Eterno and Impulso & Wotan
3) Loki vs Inmortal [mask]
4) Solar I vs Rocky Santana, Negro Navarro ©, Cachorro Mendoza [FLLM MASTER]
5) Aramis vs Juana La Loca [hair, mask]
6) Canek, Heavy Metal, Máscara Sagrada vs Justiciero, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

We saw the build up to this show and now I’m emotionally invested in Aramis versus Juana La Loca and the other stuff is good as well. I would absolutely go to this show.

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10/04 Lucha Underground Results (first taping)

Lucha Underground (SAT) 10/04/2014 Lucha Underground Arena, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
1) Cage b Mariachi Loco
Cage is Brian Cage. A blond woman accompanied Mariachi Loco (probably the one who is Holly Meowy on Twitter.)
2) Fenix (AAA) b Big Ryck, Mascarita Sagrada, Prince Puma, Pentagón Jr., Son Of Havoc, Súper Fly, King Cuerno, Mariachi Loco, Drago (AAA)
All ten wrestlers came to the ring, then Dario Cueto announced he’d be giving someone a big chance on the show. He announced a ten man elimination match with the guys who were in the ring. Fenix beat Puma to end a great crazy match. Crowd was into Mascarita Sagrada trying to win.
3) Mil Muertes b Chavo Guerrero Jr., Sexy Star, Johnny Mundo, B-boy, Cisco, Cortez Castro, Pimpinela Escarlata, Ricky Mandell, Famous B [battle royal]
Chavo eliminated Sexy Star, so their issues continue. Mundo kept nearly getting eliminated, then was thrown out by Mil at the end. Fenix came out and he and Mil had a staredown. Cueto returned with a belt and announced there’d be a champion crowned before the end of the year. He explained how this would happen; The person at the show didn’t understand the explanation, except for the part where Mil versus Fenix would be the first match and happen right now
4) Mil Muertes b Fenix (AAA) [LU CHAMP, tournament]

This would be the 12/03 taping (unless they end up skipping the night before Thanksgiving.)

For the moment, I only have the first show results. The ladder match would’ve been on the second show – and probably was also part of this tournament, given what we know about how the title tournament turned out and how quickly it ended.

Between the two 20 man matches, that’s got be most of the male wrestlers involved in the show, but not all of them. I’ve got a pretty good hunch that Hernandez was back this weekend. Maybe he worked the late show.

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