Familia de Tijuana breakup?, Arkangel/Gallo

IWRG (SUN) 02/09/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Hijo De La Bestia & Power Bull b Vampiro Metálico & Zumba
Main show debuts for Zumba (who is different than Zumbi) and Vampiro Metalico (who appears to be a new Vampiro Metalico.)
2) Fulgor I & Fulgor II b Hip Hop Man & Látigo
Straight falls.
3) Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Sky Ángel b Atomic Star, Douki, Electro Boy
Dragon submitted Douki
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, X-Fly b Alan Extreme, Golden Magic, Relámpago
Rudos took 2/3, 911 sneaking a foul in on Veneno. Oficials want a tag title shot.
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Máscara Púrpura, Vampiro Canadiense b Cien Caras Jr., Eterno, Súper Nova
Super Nova had the chance to beat Vampiro in the first fall, kept pulling him up, and ended up beat. Eterno was not happy about this. Eterno accidentally kicked Super Nova in the second, leading to Vampiro beating Nova again. Straight fall loss. Eterno & Nova argued more. X-Fly tried to calm them down, but Nova shoved down X-Fly. Eterno, X-Fly and Cien turned on Nova and pulled of his mask.

El Protector drove Eterno & Super Nova apart! Those tournaments can be dangerous; I bet the real story about Sombra’s vacation is just depression over losing the block final to Volador & Soberano.

IWRG did seem to be teasing a Purpura/Nova match which doesn’t seem like it’s going to be happening at this point, but this might mean the (well overdue) end of the Familia de Tijuana name as a group here.

Arkangel told Fuego en el Ring how it was totally unfair he lost the FULL title. (Photo is good for Gallo playing keep away with the belt.) Arkangel explains he was just trying to keep the belt from getting dusty by defending it and gives Gallo credit for being good, but he claiming the referee was totally unfair for allowing Gallo’s second (Pollito) to interfere and disqualifying him when Isis just got caught up in the heat of the battle and wanted to support him. Arkangel also explains he also only lost the non-title rematch because of a referee fast count. (That’s not quite the way it aired.) Arkangel thinks, despite losing twice, Gallo should still give him another shot.

This week’s Supre Libre had interviews with Diamante Azul, Silueta and Shocker.

El Coreano, a luchador from the 50-70s who says he was part of the Televiciento promotion, was honored for his 84th birthday at a lucha show this weekend.

Rob has highlights of 05/31/13 CMLL.


IWRG (SUN) 02/16/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Ángel Del Amor & Dragón Celestial vs Fulgor I & Power Bull
2) Chico Che, Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota vs Rayan, Spartaco, Tupac Amaru Jr.
3) Alan Extreme & Veneno vs Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 [super libre]
4) Golden Magic, Máscara Púrpura, Relámpago vs Eterno, Tony Rivera, Trauma II
5) Hijo De Dos Caras vs Lizmark Jr., Trauma I, Súper Nova, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Fishman, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Fresero Jr. [La Rebelión de Los Juniors]
Winner gets a shot at Trauma II for his IWRG Junior de Juniors title.

Hijo de Pirata might be a rudo now and I dunno about Lizmark Jr., so it could be Hijo de Dos versus 7 rudos. Hijo de Dos might still win.

Rayan hasn’t been here since September. His usual partner is Spartan, Spartaco is an indy luchador who could possibly turn up here, so I’m unsure if it’s a typo or not.

IWRG (WED) 02/19/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxy vs Matrix Jr.
2) Dragoncito De Oro & Mini Multifacetico vs Mini Black Abyss & Mini Rockerito
3) Cristal, Emperador Azteca, Maiden vs Amazona, La Sádica, Zurdog
4) Alfa, Dragón Celestial, Fulgor I, Imposible, Omega, Power Bull, Seiya, Sky Ángel vs Aztlan, Cheyene, Destino, Jorge Kebrada, Kanon, Onix, Prodigio, Vertize
5) Máscara Púrpura, Relámpago, Súper Nova vs Eterno, Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

The return to Wednesday is a lot of a FILL show with an actual main event. (It is a real IWRG show, so Blue Monsther doesn’t make the cut.) It’s not too far off from the normal shows, but I wouldn’t read the return of Wednesday shows as return of sponsorship quite yet. Maybe we’ll have a better idea on next Wednesday.

Super Nova is a tecnico now too, I guess.

02/09 AAA TV Results (Ecatepec) – Perro Jr. advances in Rey de Reyes

AAA TV (SUN) 02/09/2014 Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de Mexico [AAA]
1) Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr., Súper Fly b Jinzo, Ludxor, Venum
Super Fly was the mystery luchador and got the win for the rudos with a powerbomb on Jizno.
2) Aerostar, Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake b El Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
Aerostar beat Apache. Super Fly attacked him after, with Ludxor and Venom making the save.
3) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider b Juventud Guerrera & Steve Pain
Street fight. Nino Hamburguesa will be with the Mexican Powers. Crazy put Pain thru a table to win.
4) Chessman, Daga, Pentagón Jr. b Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans
Pentagon beat Suicide.
5) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo b Cibernético, El Elegido, Electroshock [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
listed as Group 3. Elegido (by Electroshock) was out first, followed by Electroshock (by Cibernetico). Taya, Sexy and Daga all distracted Cibernetico and Perro fouled him for the win.
6) Fénix, La Parka, Monsther Clown, Psycho Clown b Jeff Jarrett, Parka Negra, Texano, Zorro
Monster Clown replaced Mesias, still out with an arm injury. Psycho Clown beat Texano with a Canadian Destroyer. The Jarretts got into it with Marisela again and get a drink thrown in their face again. La Sociedad celebrated their loss (well, celebrated and ignored their loss) until the tecnicos ran them off.

Air Date: 02/15 and 02/22

AAA reported a sell out, and said they’ve sold out every show so far. (One was a free taping.) It’s another small-ish building, but better selling out than not. Gimansio Juan de la Barrera will be the biggest building they’ve run so far.

Doesn’t seem like there was much advancement on this show. Psycho and Texano are still circling each other, and the Super Fly/Aerostar is continuing. (Seems like Super Fly needs his own guys to combat Aerostar’s guys.)

Perro advancing to the Rey de Reyes final is the biggest news, because it’ll mean he and Cibernetico won’t be linked on a major show for the first time in a year. If the plan is still for the winner of Rey de Reyes to get a title shot at TripleMania, Perro may not be a favorite – neither Perro vs Texano nor Perro vs Psycho seem to make much sense. Zorro vs Psycho is the best I can come up with who’s advanced, but it also may mean the winner is coming out of the yet to be announced fourth block.

I’d guess Cibernetico is getting swept into a Jeff Jarrett-ish trios or atomicos match for Rey de Reyes; there’s a fair bit of guys who have nothing going for them at the moment. That attention reads like it’s going to the Marisela/Karen feud.

Next taping is 02/22 in Gimnasio Olimpico Juan de la Barrera. It’s probably the last taping before they start hyping the Rey de Reyes top matches, it’s in Mexico City, and it’s subtitled “El Regreso A Casa Con Una Gran Sorpresa” (The Return Home With a Great Surprise.” Everything points towards stuff happening on that show, and possibly some important stuff. This was just the prelude to that.


CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-01-04


Raziel Driver


taped 2014-01-01 @ Arena Mexico
Pegasso, Sagrado, Sensei vs Puma, Raziel, Sangre Azteca: Though the first fall and half of this was pretty good, but it lost it’s momentum with the second fall DQ (a very quick 10 count for too many rudos in the ring for too long) and the third fall was more ordinary. Puma was over the top in his protest of the DQ and seemed to annoy Tirantes something fierce, but played to the crowd well the rest of the match.


bulletman tope

Hombre Bala Jr. vs Súper Halcón Jr., Dragon Lee, Oro Jr., Stigma, Robin, Guerrero Negro Jr., Canelo Casas, Black Panther, Hijo del Signo, Cachorro, Herodes Jr. in  La Copa Junior: Good cibernetico given the guys involved. Black Panther and Cachorro seem to have potential but both also seem still very green. Dragon Lee wasn’t in long enough to really tell. Canelo Casas did fine for his biggest match yet. It didn’t feel like Hombre Bala got to do much here. Halcón appeared to need to lift someone onto his shoulder to do any move; he probably could use a bit more variety. Last bunch of eliminations were super quick; just one move and eliminated until they gave the final two a little time.


Zacarias defies physics

La Máscara, Máximo, Valiente vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas: Standard Peste Negra match for the holiday crowd. It was total formula and keeping it easy – no Valiente dive, many Mascara superkicks, Máximo comedy – plus some interacting with the crowd. Puma cheering on his dad was fun.


Atlantis gets crushed

Mephisto vs Atlantis for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship: Good match, better than I thought it would be. Action was slow early and Mephisto didn’t seem to have the same cardio as his much older rival, but they got it to feel dramatic by the third. Atlantis doesn’t do a lot but what he does still looks good, and he took that finish like a champ.

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Delta & Guerrero Maya keep titles, Mephisto/Titan

CMLL (SUN) 02/09/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Camorra & Espanto Jr. b Flyer & Robin
Rudos take falls 1/3.
2) Magnus, Metálico, Molotov b Artillero, Nosferatu, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Boby Zavala b Súper Halcón Jr. [lightning]
4) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Valiente b Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. b Puma & Tiger [Arena Coliseo TAG]
Delta & Guerrero Maya are champions. Tecnicos took falls 1/3 to keep the titles. Maya beat Puma in the third fall, Tiger beat Maya, and Delta beat Tiger. A good match, though not as good as hoped. Puma seemed to suffer an arm injury near the end of the first fall. First defense.
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 2/3, Mistico defeating Dragon Roja and Polvora to win. The Polvora/Mistico finish was blown completely, yet they went ahead and made challenges for Mistico vs Polvora next week anyhow.

Polvora has magic powers in singles title matches. This would be the biggest test of those powers. They teased mask vs mask, which would actually be a nice deal for Polvora but completely unlikely to happen.

CMLL (SUN) 02/09/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Raycko b El Piraña
2) Évola b El Ídolo
Evola replaced Satara.
3) El Divino & Virgo b Magnum & Satara
Satara replaced Evola. Tecncios won, though a rudo referee was slow counting them.
4) Esfinge b Demonio Maya
Esfine win via nudo.
5) Gallo, Sagrado, Smaker DQ Cavernario, Maléfico, Sádico
Tecnicos took 1/3, rudos were DQed in both of those falls. Excessive violence in the first, Barbaro fouled Smaker in the third. Smaker and Barbaro agreed to a singles match next week.
6) Averno & Mephisto b Rush & Titán
Sombra was originally announced, but replaced by Rush. Rudos took 1/3, Mephisto sneaking a foul on Titan.

Nothing big from the AAA taping. Hijo del Perro Aguayo advanced to the Rey de Reyes final and becomes the favorite to win again. Zorro, Parka and Perro are all former Rey de Reyes winners. The last block should happen on the Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera show, and that card should be announced in the next few days. Full results tomorrow.

El Dandy beat Satanico in his final Monterrey match. The new ACM Twitter was very positive on the show, giving high praise to the two matches which proceeded the final.

Histeria, Alebrije, Cuije held a press conference, showing paperwork which they say proves they have the rights to those names. This is not as much about using the names in CMLL, but getting indy promoters to use them under those names without fear of being sued.

Rob has highlights of 11/22/13 AAA.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.


CMLL (SUN) 02/16/2014 Arena Mexico
1) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Metatrón, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Hijo del Signo, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Rey Cometa, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Virus
4) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Thunder vs Ephesto, Pierroth, Vangellys
5) Pólvora vs Mistico [CMLL WELTER]
Polvora is champion. Seventh known defense.
6) Marco Corleone, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Kráneo, Mr. Águila

A more challenging card than some of the recent ones. Third match should be good.

LLC (SUN) 02/23/2014 Olympic Theatre, Cicero, Illinois
1) Alas De Fuego vs El Chupitos
2) El Infernal & El Traidor vs Golden Magic & Rey Makawi
3) Halcon Oriental & Sielncio vs Funebre & Venum
4) El Atomico, Golden Star, P. Del Infierno vs Guerrerito del Futuro, Imperio Azteca, Slayer

The first combined show from the two Chicago lucha promotions. Might go.

Cavernario & Niebla to Gran Alternativa final, AAA dark matches

CMLL (FRI) 02/07/2014 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico b Acero & Shockercito
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Sagrado, Stigma, Stuka Jr. b Cancerbero, Kamaitachi, Raziel
Stuka replaced Pegasso. Tecnicos took 1/3 in a good match.
3) Dark Angel, Marcela, Silueta DQ Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora
Straight falls, when Dalys dropkicked the ref by mistake in the second fall for the DQ. She still challenged Marcela to a title match.
4) Hechicero & Star Boy Jr. b Bárbaro Cavernario, Black Panther, Canelo Casas, Dragon Lee, Espiritu Negro, Herodes Jr. [CMLL GA, seeding battle royal]
5) Herodes Jr. & Shocker b Espiritu Negro & Reapper [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
6) Dragon Lee & Rush b Canelo Casas & Negro Casas [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
7) Bárbaro Cavernario & Mr. Niebla b Black Panther & Blue Panther [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
8) Hechicero & Último Guerrero b Atlantis & Star Jr. [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
9) Dragon Lee & Rush b Herodes Jr. & Shocker [Gran Alternativa, quarterfinal]
10) Hechicero & Último Guerrero b Cavernario & Mr. Niebla [Gran Alternativa, quarterfinal]
11) Bárbaro Cavernario & Mr. Niebla b Dragon Lee & Rush [Gran Alternativa, semifinal]
12) Marco Corleone, Thunder, Volador Jr. b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Reruns for Marco (injury) & Thunder (???). Volador replaced Sombra.

This is the second time in about a month Sombra’s been pulled from the main event of a Friday night show. (This decision was made sometime in advance; the introduction segment for Fox Sports already had Volador in the main event.) Not sure what happened, or if it has anything to do with the Sin Cara appearance. He’s not on next week’s cards, but had previously mentioned he was headed back home for the weekend.

Gran Alterntiva final is Barbaro Cavernario & Mr. Niebla versus Soberano Jr. & Mr. Niebla Volador Jr.. Barbaro and Soberano are about at the same level now and both have promise for the future. CMLL seems to have more plans for Barbaro at the moment, which may make him the slight favorite.

Dalys and Marcela’s title match feels like it got pushed back a week, but I don’t think many people are going to skip out on the AAA show to see Dalys vs Marcela in a title match.

Kamataichi is looking like he’s going to be good here.

CMLL announced the 02/16 Sunday show will be back at Arena Mexico and at Fan Appreciation prices. That figures to be another Estetas vs Revolucionarios title match.

AAA has posted the unaired openers from Naucalpan and from Toluca to their YouTube channel. There had been hits AAA might do this earlier in the week and they’re nice treats. The first includes Super Fly’s latest rudo run. The rest of the Toluca show will air today.

El Elegido will appear on Televisa’s El Gran Chapuzon, a celebrity diving competition show. They dive into a swimming pool, people who actually know who to do that grade them, and the comedy comes from people having no idea what they’re doing. (They did this concept in the US as “Splash” a while back.) The show starts next Sunday and runs for just four weeks.

Estetas del Aire defeated Dragon Rojo, Rey Escorpion and Averno in Arena Xalapa. Show seems to have drawn much better than the locals only shows here.

Porra Fresa previews Monday’s card.

Kcidis returns (!) to draw Sin Cara joining a new club.

Segunda Caida writes about Titan vs Virus.

DJ Spectro looks back at Aristoteles & Aspirante, Hayato & Sato, and the debut of Espanto Jr.

Confabulario magazine is devoting it’s issue this weekend to El Santo.

The Gladiatores has video of the FIL (women’s group) press conference for their show next weekend

Fuego en el Ring interviews Paloma Rouse.

Someone’s created a fake Facebook account for CMLL edecan Isabel as a way to get photos.


CMLL (FRI) 02/14/2014 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Oro Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Starman vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
3) Marcela vs Dalys [lightning]
4) Blue Panther, Rush, Super Porky vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker
5) Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. vs Cavernario & Mr. Niebla [Gran Alternativa, final]
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

Gran Guerrero returns for a Guerreros vs Estetas match.

Fourth match should continue Shocker/Rush and may reveal if Negro is meant to be involved. (A month out, it’s also about time to find out who is the other Leyendas being honored.

Dalys gets a lightning match, not a title one.

Segunda is again one person short of the Cadetes del Espacio!

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-01-04


Caveman are weird


taped 2013-12-25 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Esfinge, Gallo, Tritón vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Nitro, Nosferatu: The back of Esfinge’s trunks – replacing Fuego, my results were wrong – say “Kiss Me.” Camorra would approve. He was fine here until part of the third fall. Most of that was with Nosferatu, so he gets a pass. Barbaro again came of as charismatic and worked well with Triton. That seems good, since they’ll probably work with each other 200 times if Barbaro gets called up soon. Gallo versus the Tuareg seemed like a good idea until they both fell over each other for the finish.

one dive catch slightly better than the other

taped 2013-12-29 @ Arena Mexico
Máximo, Super Porky, Valiente vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Pierroth: Máximo selling Pierroth’s Body Slam like death was a high point of this match. The Mije splash seems more devastating. Once upon a time, Super Porky went to AAA with the idea he’d be doing comedy matches, never did many comedy matches, and is now in CMLL doing comedy matches with a guy from AAA. This didn’t interest me, but the crowd enjoyed it and they’d have something with Kraneo & Porky if it was a decade ago and a lot of pounds less. Porky was gassed by the end of this.



Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs La Máscara, Shocker, Volador Jr.: Note this really great women’s title match did not air on this show; they aired these three matches and gave that a 30 second video package. (Which is more than usually do for other matches.) Not that his match got much time; it was cut down from a short match to begin with, but it’s not a match that had a reason to air and one where they had edit out some of Shocker’s misadventures. (This was not a good night for him.) Volador & Negro had a kick battle in the second, but really didn’t feud as much as expected given where they were and where they were going.


Marcela Driver.

Marcela vs Princesa Sugheit for the CMLL World Women’s Championship: (So I decided to recap it anyway) GREAT. Best women’s match of the year on the last show of the year. They did more in the first than usual; they did a lot of the third fall near fall spots, which mean the third fall was full of variety with other stuff. It also wasn’t really a match full of dives; they did lots of holds and reversals. Sugheit still kicked a lot, but seemed multidimensional compared to her last big title match with Estrellita, and having her fight off one of two of Marcela’s trademark spots made this feel more unpredictable.

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Gran Alternativa, AAA in Gimansio Juan de la Barrera, AULL/Costa Rica

AAA announced another taping: 02/21 in Mexico City in Gimansio Olimpico Juan de la Barrera. It’s continuing a trend of AAA not exactly announcing their tapings in order. This one subtitled is listed “El Regreso A Casa Con Una Gran Sorpresa”. No one’s saying Sin Cara, but that would fit and Mexico City would be the place to introduce him. Jeff Jarrett is among the AAA wrestlers shown on the teaser poster, which would mean back to back tapings for him; figure him on Rey de Reyes as well. No full card out yet. Maybe it’ll appear after Sunday’s taping?

My best guess at the TV schedule is Toluca airs just this weekend, Ecatepec the next two weekends, and this DF taping would make TV on 03/01. Either this taping or Iraputo is a double week taping (or both are and Rey de Reyes airs on a longer delay.)

CMLL traditionally has the winner of the Gran Alternativa in the main event the week after the tournament, but might be prompted to do something different for 02/21.

Tonight’s CMLL show has the return of Marco Corleone. It’s his first Arena Mexico match since October, a foot injury brought on from a previous injury return. He sounds like he’s back to 100% on Twitter. Marco mentions to CMLL Gaceta that he wants to win the trios titles back, beat Mr. Niebla, make it on to Dos Leyendas and support Rush – any enemy of Rush is an enemy of his. Marco teams with Sombra & the also returning Thunder vs Hijos del Averno

Tonight also has the second block of the Gran Alternativa. They’ve got a good snap shot of each participant, which I’ve typed into a table for some reason:


Weird that Cavernario doesn’t have Satanico or Mascara Magica or anyone else known to be around Arena Coliseo Guadalajara listed. Those list of trainers often change, with people listed and not listed sometimes for political reasons. Hechicero is such a ringer, they don’t even have a picture for him. I’m rooting for him, but if they’re seriously going to do a Nuevo Peste Negra with Herodes and Cavernario in Tuesday main events, then one of them should win and Shocker/Herodes seems more likely for size/build reasons. Shocker/Rush and UG/Atlantis are the two rivalries which seem likely to be drawn together during this feud.

I have no idea if this tournament will air. I find not having any idea annoying. Compare that to the FantasicaMania shows, where every show started out with pictures of every match that would air. That’s so much better. Terra, outside of a week here or there, doesn’t seem to have the ability to put up graphics, which is a bit sad but there are still solutions. CMLL has edcanes, who are lovely and have proven the ability to hold objects for display. Get a white board, write only the matches which will air on the white board, and give us a 10 second shot of the edecan holding the white board. (And/or post it on Twitter and Facebook before the show!) That’s all I’m asking, and it would make the product better.

Estrellas del Ring has an interview with AULL/Arena Lopez Mateos promoter Hector Guzman. He’s got big plans for 2014 – they’re expanding to Costa Rica! They did a tag title back and forth with a couple Costa Rican wrestlers last year, which probably started the ball rolling. He also says they’re creating women’s singles and tag titles in April. They’re also planning an a tryout show on 02/16 with trainees from their school and others where the best might get booked on the regular shows.

Brain-Magazine in France has an interview Casandro, Magno and Medico Asesino along with referee Orlando Jimenez and a local masked man. It’s good, but also weird because Magno & Medico are pushing how “lucha libre” is so totally different than “wrestling.” Those Washington lucha libre promoters need to bring them in. Magno explains that “unlike the champions in WWE, no results are determined in advance in lucha libre.”

LuchaWorld has a recap of 01/30/14 AAA and this week’s TerceraCaida.

Guerrero Maya Jr. talks more about his 10th Anniversary and his match with Black Terry.

Mano Negra feels lucha libre will never reach the heights of previous eras because the wrestlers don’t have the proper basic skills and are exposed by television. He and Coloso Colosetti also talk about El Santo.

Rey Astral highlight video, with music by Rey Astral.

Ohtani’s Jacket writes about Virus vs Titan.

great match roundup, week of 2014-01-04

Great/Excellent Matches

CMLL on Terra (2013-12-29)
Marcela vs Princesa Sugheit for the CMLL World Women’s Championship – GREAT

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-01-04 – though there was good stuff here
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-01-04
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-01-04

Matches To Watch Later
Got nothing.


02/07-09 lucha times


LAS’s had lots of shows listed as lucha libre which turn out to be baseball. The undercard matches (2/3) from Sunday aired, but El Protector never did. They’ve moved on to airing the FILL show – matches 3/4 aired today – so that other tournament was taped, produced and probably won’t air (unless it turned up on AYM.)

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Toluca, with is now more obviously a 1 week taping since the Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera taping date has been announced. That almost means the Gotita de Plata-ish opener might not make air, though I’m unsure why all of the stuff they can’t air doesn’t just get put up on the YouTube site. They don’t even really need to post-produce it; this is not the usual announcing dig, but the reality of the people going out of the way to watch openers aren’t going to be that concerned about not having all the bells and whistles.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Gran Alternativa Block A and the main event – and hopefully no more, so they have to edit things down.

52MX: Casas/Atlantida, Estetas/Revolucionarios (sort of), and maybe even Gallo vs Arkangel.

C3: Titan/Rush/Cometa vs a Peste Negra

TVC Deportes (Puebla): At 9pm this week. Negro Casas vs Averno.

Lucha Azteca: Probably the top 3 matches, because Shocker’s turn made for a very short match.

Terra Friday: Assume just the first three matches and feel lucky if the Gran Alternativa airs. I’ll feel lucky if I get two straight weeks without having to redo my recording scheme.

Terra Sunday: Maya & Delta vs Puma & Tiger – who will win? Will they ever get HD working in Coliseo again?

== Other ==

IWRG-AYM Sports: maybe the FILL show, maybe that Sunday’s show.

Noches de Coliseo: maybe Konnan Big?

IWL: on week?


CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-12-28


Felino clowns Stuka


taped 2013-12-20 @ Arena Mexico
Leyenda de Plata, Block A: This one was extra exciting live, because Titan advancing to the end, much less winning, was totally unexpected. It’s still fun watching it much later, though it doesn’t quite have the same excitement. It was equally nice to see Virus get so far in the tournament, and the set up of Atlantis taking out all the rudos until they all worked together to beat him was nicely done. Delta has had better nights and Tiger seemed underused, but this got a lot of the field they had. Olímpico even had a good moment.


Titan has no idea why they call it a safety barrier

Volador Jr. vs Reapper: A match. It didn’t feel particularly big; this was a chance for Reapper to show something even in a loss, and he really didn’t do anything much. This feud was built around the Invasors very angry with Volador for his betrayal, but there wasn’t much of the emotion here outside the first fall run-in. Reapper could’ve done a lot more in the second fall but just did some moves and the third fall was the usual Volador move trading only shorter than usual. Maybe this is more about establishing Volador as a tecnico, but then there’s no reason to even try to establish Reapper as some meaningful. This was like a half executed attempt.

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