Mephisto keeps his title, Estrellita out of action

Mephisto keeps his title Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 09/23/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Bam Bam & Shockercito b Mercurio & Pierrothito
2) Metatrón, Oro Jr., Stigma b Artillero, Metálico, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sagrado b Black Panther, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr.
4) Cachorro, Pegasso, Super Porky b Ephesto, Hechicero, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3 in a Porky match.
5) Blue Panther, Marco Corleone, Titán b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja
Marco replaced Atlantis (moved to Guadalajara earlier in the week.)
6) Mephisto © b Valiente [MEX LH]
Mephisto pinned Valiente in the first, Valiente submitted Mephisto in the second, and Mephisto won with a super Devil’s Wings to retain his title. Eighth defense, second straight against Valiente.

Probably the finish they had planned for the first match, but hopefully a good match.

CMLL (TUE) 09/23/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Magnus & Soberano Jr. b Infierno & Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Marcela, Silueta, Skadi b Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
Silueta replaced Estrellita (injury). Tecnicas took 1/3.
3) Gallo, Rey Cometa, Tritón b Maléfico, Okumura, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3, Cometa beating Malefico. This set up a title match for next week.
4) Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla b Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, Cavernario beating Delta.
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Máscara Dorada b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
Tecnicos (Atlantis) took 2/3 to win

Isn’t Cavernario now the third most important guy in Peste Negra? Felino’s unlikely to ever win another important match, Cavernario can’t stop winning them.

Estrellita was telling people she would miss this show with a rib injury. Zeuxis vs Estrellita for the title is also off Monday, with Lluvia & La Vaquerita vs La Comandante & Seductora. (Unclear why Zeuxis is off the show.)

ChilangaMask added the Kriminal Boys vs the Fulgors vs Aero Boy & Herodes Jr. to it’s 10/25 Coacalco show.

Today’s CMLL Informa will have Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Cometa and Zeuxis as guests.

LA Park was in the hospital for surgery on his stomach issue. KrisZ reported Rossy Moreno saying the surgery went well.

Mr. Cacao says he’s coming back to CMLL in October.

DJ Spectro writes about Rene Guajardo leaving EMLL.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews Negro Casas, Black Magic y Mano Negra vs. Mocho Cota, Bestia Salvaje y Emilio Charles Jr. from CMLL 5/13/94

Segunda Caida reviews La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Ripper.

Terra has a bio of El Santo, who was born 97 years ago yesterday.

Bengala talks about his loss at TripleMania and his TV match this Friday.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Super Crazy will challenge Daisuke Harada for the GHC Junior Championship on 10/12.


IWRG (SUN) 09/28/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Sky Ángel vs Araña de Plata Jr.
2) Metaleon & Saruman vs Atomic Star & Freyser
3) Diva Salvaje, Dr. Cerebro, Miss Gaviota vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
4) Hijo De Dos Caras, Súper Nova, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 Jr.
5) Cien Caras Jr. vs Demon Clown

Listed in Box Y Lucha but not posted on the website yet (so subject to change.) The main event is billed as Mexico versus Canada. It’s just “Universo 2000″ in the listings but I don’t think the dad is working semimains with Veneno. Cerebro keeps feuding with Diablo in the tercera.

CMLL (TUE) 09/30/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Robin vs Ramstein & Zayco
2) Princesa Sugehit vs Tiffany [lightning]
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Skándalo
4) Oro Jr., Pegasso, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
5) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Stuka Jr. vs Felino, Hechicero, Pólvora
6) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja

Reyes del Atlantida reunite (as does Generacion 2011.) C3 may able to just not show up until the third match.

Are Misteriso, Pierroth, and Sagrado going to get a team name at some point? This trio great concerns me. I don’t know if I mentioned this on the podcast, but Sagrado’s gear now features crosses on fire. I’m not sure that would work well in the US.

CMLL (TUE) 09/30/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Metatrón vs Jocker & Sádico
2) Esfinge, Omar Brunetti, Stigma vs Canelo Casas, El Cuatrero, Sansón
3) Maléfico © vs Rey Cometa [OCCIDENTE LH]
Malefico’s champion. Second defense.
4) Black Panther, Cachorro, Máximo vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
5) Diamante Azul, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible

Rey Cometa would be the favorite at most every point, but they may be squeezing in another lose for him here. Not going to turn down an extra Rey Cometa singles match.

09/17-09/23 lucha videos

Noches de Coliseo remains in reruns. Cadena3’s web feed was showing a baseball game. Puebla’s feed was down all weekend. LAS never aired the midweek IWRG show and only showed two matches (so far) from this past Sunday’s show. There are a lot of matches here, but most aren’t actually on the usual YouTube channel.

I have no idea where I put CMLL Informa and I don’t think anyone cares at this point. Generally the same with Sobre el Ring.

YouTube playlist:

Special Anniversary playlist (YouTube):

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Lucha Underground to debut on 10/29, ChilangaMask, CMLL, IWRG, DTU

IWRG (SUN) 09/21/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Araña de Plata & Atomic Star b Galaxy & Sky Ángel
2) Freyser & Hip Hop Man b Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota
3) Golden Magic, Kenshi Kabuki, Relámpago b Alan Extreme, Apolo Estrada Jr., El Hijo del Diablo
Apolo Estrada and Alan Extreme replaced Oficial 911 & AK47 (who were booked in Arena Lopez Mateos.)
4) Danny Casas, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Súper Nova, Toscano, Veneno
Rudos took 1/3. First Pirata Jr. match here this year.
5) Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 Jr. b Canis Lupus, Demon Clown, Eterno
Demon Clown jumped the Capos. Team Demon Clown took 1/3, with Demon Clown beating up Cien Caras on the outside while Lupus & Eterno beat the others.

Oficial AK47 seemed to put the blame on IWRG for booking them on this show and hinted the Oficias are not going to be allowed back in IWRG for a while. IWRG wants first priority over Arena Lopez Mateos for local guys, but is also said not to pay well. But we get more Dinamtias/Demon Clown matches, so I guess that’s a thing.

CMLL (SUN) 09/21/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Meteoro b Relampago Azul
2) El Divino & Índigo b Furia Nazi & Thunder Boy
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Mr. Trueno b Virgo
4) Dragon Lee b Mr. Águila, Tritón, Sádico, Demonio Maya, Esfinge, Leo, Jocker [cibernetico]
Elimination order: Jocker, Leo, Esfinge, Demonio Maya, Sadico, Triton, Mr. Aguila, leaving Dragon Lee as the winner.
5) Cavernario & Gran Guerrero b La Máscara & Titán
Rudos took 1/3, Gran Guerrero pulling Titan’s mask.

Dragon Lee is getting a lot of wins lately. It feels like they’re about to go somewhere with him, but it’s never clear with CMLL.

ChilangaMask (SAT) 09/20/2014 Arena Roberto Paz, Guadalajara, Jalisco [Fuego en el Ring, KrisZ]
1) Draego b Astro Rey Jr., Dorado Jr., Reggae Boy, Sangre Fria Jr., Aero Extreme
2) Chik Tormenta b Estrella Explosiva, La Magnifica
La Magnifica was the surprise luchadora. Estrella had to be strechered out with a suspected fractured ankle.
3) Belial & Impulso b Arez & Psico Kid
4) Trauma I & Trauma II b Black Terry & Tony Rodriguez
Rey Hechicero showed up post match to challenge Black Terry to a match on an upcoming Chilanga Mask show. It was announced the Traumas would go to (USA’s) CZW next year.
5) Masada b Aero Boy, Kaientai, Makabre [super libre]
6) Kaientai b Makabre
Kaientai gets a match in CZW by winning the match.

Fuego en el Ring liked all the matches. I was told (by others) that the Traumas had sorted out their visa paperwork and should be going this time. It seemed like the vast majority of people we asked did not have paperwork to work in the US, including some who had worked in other countries. Fact: Mexican luchadors like CZW far more than you’d expect. PWG and ROH too, but it was amusing how much CZW would come up. (Also, even though they’re fans of a relatively small promotion in the US, they have no belief anyone elsewhere would be watching them, which is why they haven’t bothered to get that paperwork.)

Hechicero flew (not rode the bus, we had that wrong) all the way to Guadalajara just to have a conversation with Black Terry. The backstory is he actually wasn’t allowed to wrestler since CMLL luchadors can only wrestle in Guadalajara for Arena Coliseo Guadalajara. (There may be some exception – Porky wrestled for Tinieblas last week in Guadalajara, but not everyone is Brazo de Plata and he may technically be an independent.)

ChilangaMask announced yesterday Erik Ortiz & Kratoz vs the Fuglors vs Astro Rey Jr. & Psico Kid for their 10/26 Monterrey show. They earlier announced Herodes Jr. vs Tony Rodriguez for that show, and Imposible vs Barbaro Cavernario vs Impulso match for the 10/25 Coacalco show. I just realized those are back to back days, that’s going to be a long weekend. The Terry/Hechicero match is scheduled for Monterrey, if I recall correctly. There’s also plans for a noteworthy show in November and another big show in December. I was told the sketched out plan for a big match on the November show and it actually gave away the finish on the Anniversary show to me a few days ago, but then there was 0% doubt of the result from the hardcore fans we talked to.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

WMC (SUN) 09/21/2014 Deportivo SME Villa Coapa, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), R de Rudo]
1) Reyna Dorada b Felina Metalica, Reina Oscura
Dorada want a shot at Metalica’s title.
2) Bugambilia, Hacha De Guerra, La Parkita b Caricia, Espectrito I, Súper Colt
3) Blackman Jr., Leonidas, Nygma b Angel Del Viento, Magnifico I, Magnifico II
Rudos fouled the Magnificos and pulled their masks. The Magnificos challenged Nygma to an apuesta match.
4) Aguila Enmascarda, Angel Jr., Dinamic Black b Bugambilia, Guerrero WMC, Sombra Metalica [seconds hair]
WMC vs Conncept Norte with the promoter’s hair on the line. Bugambilia replaced Imperio Negro (who was in an accident.) WMC promoter Martin Calderon got their head shaved.
5) Fly Star, Toxin Boy, Último Guerrero b ?, Rayo Star, Rey Bucanero
Sky Man’s replacement is unclear (but it was an unmasked guy.) Ultimo Guerrero made it over here straight from Arena Coliseo – this time, he got the win.

Definitely not the last time Ultimo will be working different places in quick succession: the guy who loses his mask in an epic mask match is always in great demand right after. Black Terry has video of clips of Toxin Boy doing a couple of crazy flying stomps to the floor.

CMLL (MON) 09/22/2014 Arena Puebla [El Popular, Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (Photos)]
1) Rey Apocalipsis & Toro Bill Jr. b Milenium & Rey Samuray
Rey Samuray’s debut (newspaper has it as Rey Samurái.)
2) Oro Jr., Star Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr. b Akrón, King Jaguar, Siki Ozama Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Zeuxis b Estrellita [lightning]
Zeuxis won with a package piledriver. The Puerto Rican challenged for a Mexican national title match next week. Estrellita accepted.
4) Felino, Puma, Tiger b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma
Manuel Robles was honored by the match. Rudos took 1/3.
5) La Máscara, Rush, Super Porky DQ Negro Casas, Shocker, Thunder
Thunder fouled Rush for the DQ.
6) Gran Guerrero, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Diamante Azul, La Sombra
Rudos took 1/3, UG sneaking in a foul on Altantis.

Lucha Underground officially announced they were moving the start date back three weeks to October 29th. The first show, starting at 8pm ET/7pm CT, will be a 2 hour episode. They’ll be one hour after that. The press release includes a fuller roster list, which clears up some names and spellings (Matt Cross is Son of Havoc, ex-Maxine’s name is spelled Catrina, etc) and just people we’ve seen already on tapings (though not all of them.) The name of the likely evil owner/promoter is Dario Cueto – he’s had a Twitter account since early on in the tapings and it’s actor not a wrestler playing that role. There’s also a teaser on YouTube with the first glimpse of matches.

Fenix, Pentagon and Drago are featured in the promotional photo and spotted in the video, which is probably no coincidence. They were not wrestling on the first two shows taped, which would probably make up that two hour preview – maybe they’ll be added in other ways, or maybe they’ll switch around things to get that three way match on there.

Sources close to the production say the start date delay was Lucha Underground’s choice. The plan all along has to air this on El Rey in English and Unimas in Spanish, Unimas wasn’t ready to start airing until the end of October/early November and it seemed like a bad idea to have the Unimas episodes weeks behind the El Rey one. The delay gets them airing on the same days, though there will be a few day difference: El Rey will air on Wednesday nights and the plan is for Unimas to air the same show on Saturday afternoons.

The Unimas deal still hasn’t been announced. I know, as of last week, the announcers for the show had not been decided and that may be the hold up. (The announcers will be a Unimas decision, though Lucha Underground can and are suggesting names.)

I think I repeatedly mentioned the Sky Man second floor of the building tope con giro miss but never actually linked to it. Sorry about that, you can see it here. It was the talk of Mexican lucha circles for it’s dumbness (though some people did argue it was at least better he tried a tope con giro so he missed on his back instead of a plancha or a moonsault where he might have landed on his face.) Sky Man, who’s been wrestling regularly with partner Rayo Star on Strong Style-ish indies around Mexico City, is said to be out of action for three months.

Today’s CMLL show is headlined the Valiente vs Mephisto title match in Arena Mexico which was supposed to happen a few months ago. It didn’t that time because Mephisto was hurt and probably wouldn’t have been a change since it was right before the Universal tournament. Guadalajara has a trios main event, though not the one listed on Guadalajara’s own poster for Tuesday’s show not only has the Atlantis addition (for Volador Jr.) but also lists Diamante Azul in for the injured Dragon Rojo.

Rey Bucanero replaces Vangellys on Friday.

AAA’s posted the Pachuca show on their channel: week 1 and week 2

Los Pandemonium took the Hermano Muerte’s hair in Arena Neza this past Tuesday.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news updatethis week’s Poster-Mania and Vandal’s Musings on Ruben Peucelle.

Ohtani’s Jacket enjoyed Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero.

Segunda Caida reviews Hijo del Santo vs Blue Panther from MonterreyJuventud Guerrera, El Hijo del Santo, Negro Casas vs Blue Panther, Black Warrior, Shocker and Jushin Liger vs Blue Demon Jr.

Music video for indy wrestler Komander.

SuperLuchas #533 covers the Anniversary show.

Zeuxis was thrilled to win Copa Anniversaro 81.

Hip Hop Man talks about a year of wrestling in Mexico (or mostly about Arena Aficion.)

The idea to fill the Mexico City Metro with people wearing lucha libre masks sounds like it went well.

An interview introducing the Veracruz Desastre Aereo trios before their appearance on upcoming DTU shows.

CMLL’s top 10 has Atlantis as #1 (tough call) and Maximo as #10.

AAA is sponsoring Enmascarados Race, a 6K run with lucha libre masks and luchadors on 11/09 Mexico City.

10/10 Tijuana has the unique main event of former movie star friends Octagon & Atlantis uniting with Volador Jr. to face Fuerza Guerrera, Nicho and Psicosis II. Someone needs to book Nicho, Psicosis II and Psicosis III as a trio.

DJ Spectro writes about the Anniversary show. I am referred to as “some good soul”! This is very much Department Of No One Cares: the pre-show music performance caused the same problem with my recording I had last year which stopped it from recording, only I figured out a work around in the last 12 months and everything went great this time. Learning from your mistakes is great.

A photolog of covers of Lucha Libre magazine from 1970s. I saw a ton of these at the Expo Mascaras. The magazines aren’t great for research; it’s a lot more prose than results and lineups, but that works out great for the covers. They’re just got one posed person out instead of trying to squeeze in the three or four stories of the day.


IWRG (WED) 09/24/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Marduk vs Extraño
2) Galaxy & Sky Ángel vs Atomic Star & Capitán Muerte
3) Alfa & Omega vs Anubis Black & Araña de Plata
4) Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Metaleon vs Ciclon Black, Hip Hop Man, Tony Rivera
5) Avisman, Canis Lupus, Golden Magic, Imposible, Relámpago, Veneno vs Dante, Euro, Filder, Hijo Del Zumbido, Sky Fly, Yakuza [Copa Higher Power]

AULL vs IWRG after they won the ciberneticos last week.

CMLL (SUN) 09/28/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío vs El Yaqui
2) El Brillante & Javier Cruz vs Acertijo & Évola
3) Leo vs Demonio Maya
4) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Magnum & Ráfaga
5) La Sombra & Valiente vs Ephesto & Mephisto
6) Titán vs Gran Guerrero

Titan won this match when they just ran in it. Interesting that’s the main event and the semimain (Sombra!) is not.

CMLL (MON) 09/29/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Rey Samuray vs Akrón & Ares
2) Leono & Soberano Jr. vs Policeman & Toro Bill Jr.
3) Ángel de Oro, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Skándalo
4) Estrellita © vs Zeuxis [MEX WOMEN]
Estrellita’s seventh defense
5) Diamante Azul, Máximo, Super Porky vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]

Didn’t someone call Ultimo Guerrero working as a psuedo-tecnico soon? I think they did.

Can Zeuxis pull two big upsets in 10 days???? (No, probably not.)

Way too many Reys in Puebla. Segunda would be Policeman first match here in two years.

DTU (FRI) 09/26/2014 Autolavado VM, Tulancingo, Hidalgo
1) Malkriado I, Malkriado II, Malkriado III vs Aéreo Power, Ángel Azul, Ferrari Última Generación
2) Hacker vs Corazon Latino
3) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony vs Black Fire & Slayer Pack
3 vs 2
4) Artikus, Crazy Boy, Pesadilla vs Cíclope, Crazy King, Miedo Extremo
5) Ovett vs Paranoiko, Jhonky, Ángel o Demonio [DTU CONSAGRADO]
6) Aero Boy & Violento Jack vs Douki & Keita Yano

DTU (SAT) 09/27/2014 San Miguel Cerezo, Pachuca, Hidalgo
1) Malkriado I, Malkriado II, Malkriado III vs ?, ??, Corazon Latino
2) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony vs Aéreo Power, Ángel Azul, Ferrari Última Generación
3) Artikus & Lanzeloth vs Crazy King & Miedo Extremo
4) Cíclope & Drastik Boy vs Douki & Keita Yano and Black Fire & Slayer Pack
5) Septimo Dragon vs Rocky Lobo, Aeroboy, Príncipe Halcón, Pesadilla, Ángel del Misterio [#1 Contenders, DTU AI]
6) Flamita vs Jinzo vs Hacker
7) Crazy Boy & Niño Hamburguesa vs Paranoiko & Violento Jack and Ángel o Demonio & Ovett

DTU (SUN) 09/28/2014 Nueva Arena Poza Rica, Poza Rica, Veracruz
1) Malkriado I, Malkriado II, Malkriado III vs Astro Sataniko, King Leon, Meteoro
2) Artikus, Avattar, Kalibus vs Aéreo Power, Ángel Azul, Ferrari Última Generación
3) Hacker vs Corazon Latino
4) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony vs Black Fire & Slayer Pack
3 vs 2
5) Jinzo & Rocky Lobo vs Lanzeloth & Septimo Dragon [Preseas Azteka Drakes]
Jinzo & Rocky Lobo’s team name is 4D
6) Crazy Boy & Príncipe Halcón vs Douki & Keita Yano [Copa Spartacus]
7) Aero Boy, Jhonky, Violento Jack vs Cíclope, Crazy King, Miedo Extremo
8) Drastik Boy vs Flamita vs Pesadilla

DTU’s run of shows. Keita Yano is an obscure Japanese indy wrestler (from the actual Japan, not the IWRG Japan) who’s randomly on here. At least it got Douki some bookings.

80s Lucha DVD set, disc 2 (part 3 of 3)

In this final part

Jerry Estrada vs. Ultraman (3/2/84)
Tony Salazar vs. Herodes (3/2/84)
Hijo del Santo, Cachorro Mendoza y Chamaco Valaguez vs. Jerry Estrada, Fuerza Guerrera y Talisman (3/9/84)
Lizmark vs. El Satanico (April 1984)

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80s Lucha DVD set, disc 2 (part 2 of 3)

In this group (only 3)
El Faraón, Herodes y Mocho Cota vs. Lizmark, Ringo Mendoza y Tony Salazar
Solar, Ultraman y Super Astro vs. Sergio El Hermoso, Bello Greco y Rudy Reyna
Enrique Vera vs. Dos Caras (2/26/84)

It should be noted that the GIFs – always! – don’t necessarily reflect the quality of the match but just a moment I thought was interesting (and would translate well enough to the format.)  I point this out because Vera/Dos was not a match of planchas, whatever the GIFs say.

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como estaz 2×8: ultimo evento

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Ultimo Guerrero gets Atlantis’ mask, kind of

CMLL (SUN) 09/21/2014 Arena Coliseo [thecubsfan]
1) Metatrón & Star Jr. b Akuma & Cholo
Tecnicos took 2/3, where Star Jr. was the best man in the match
2) Eléctrico, Stukita, Último Dragoncito b Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
Tecnicos took 2/3. Pierrothito took off Stukita’s mask in the second by accident, Dragoncito beat Pierrothito in the third.
3) Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Okumura b Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso
Rudos won, taking falls 1/3. Kamaitchi unmasked Fuego and covered him for the win.
4) Stuka Jr. b Hechicero [lightning]
Stuka torpedo splash in just over nine minutes
5) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Super Porky b Misterioso II, Pierroth, Sagrado
Tecnicos took 2/3 in a bit of a brawl.
6) Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Mephisto, Rey Escorpión, Último Guerrero
Tecs took 2/3. UG ripped a fan’s Atlantis mask during the match, and later fouled pulled Atlantis own mask for the disqualification. Volador got Atlantis a mask from a fan too but UG also destroyed it. Atlantis was given a third mask. The tecnicos covered him up and Ultimo Guerrero stormed out the front door (and to the WMC show…)

Fun show live. Crowd was very into the main event, with the support for Guerrero louder than Atlantis. Fuego and Kamaitachi looks like a fun feud.

Arena Coliseo was a fun venue to see lucha in; fans are loud and right on top of the ring. Also, if you are an autograph or photo hunter, the wrestlers enter right next to the fans. Get there early enough and you can see everyone.

(Terra will be up later.)

Next week’s lineup:

CMLL (SUN) 09/28/2014 Arena México
1) Robin & Sensei vs Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Cachorro, Pegasso, Starman vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Skándalo
3) La Vaquerita, Princesa Sugehit, Silueta vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis
4) Fuego vs Kamaitachi [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Rey Cometa vs Cavernario, Hombre sin Nombre, Pólvora
6) Diamante Azul, Máximo, Rush vs Euforia, Terrible, Thunder

Fuego/Kamatachi happening. Maximo returns. Main event should be interesting for Thunder against those tecnicos.

Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero, other notes

update notes: one more podcast tonight whenever we get back from Arena Coliseo. Maybe a quick results post tonight depending on the time. Two more Lucha80s reviews should auto post in the next day or so, but probably not any news on Monday. The Tuesday video post is being pushed back to the evening to give me enough time to actually get it done.

Most of the links I have today are Anniversary reaction pieces. LuchaWorld has a recap of the Anniversary show from the stream and Phil did live reviews at Segunda Caida. All the videos I recorded are here.

Atlantis is thrilled to still be masked. Ultimo Guerrero says he isn’t going anywhere, and wanted to use the Atlantida during the match but never quite could get it. He’s also open to hair match feuds.

Black Terry Jr. has video of the finish and Rob has a ton of videos of the show on his Instagram.

La Copa, Cronicas y Leyendas and ESPN Deportes have articles about the meaning of the finish. Los Colisenos talks about where this places Atlantis in history, while La Cathedral calls it a one match show. SuperLuchas says Barbaro Cavernario is the future of CMLL. FWIW, the rumor going around Mexico is he’s back to the full “Barbaro Cavernario” name due to complaints from Cavernario Galindo’s family.

The Ultimo Guerrero/Atlantis results did make the cover of newspapers. No magazines out yet – they’re all supposed to be out on newsstands Monday morning, just before we leave.

Last night, Hechicero made a surprise appearance on the ChilangaMask show in Guadalajara to challenge Black Terry for a match. That’ll happen the next time they run in Monterrey, I believe. Hechicero took a 6 hour bus ride all the way to Guadalajara just to make the challenge, then took the bus all the way back. (CMLL luchadors are prohibited for working for anyone but Arena Coliseo Guadalajara in that town.)

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

ProWrestlingWave says Mary Apache is coming to their 09/23 show.

Hijo del Fantasma says he doesn’t understand why Aerostar is getting a Cruiserweight title shot – he thought Aerostar gave it up to fight Super Fly instead – but he’ll retain the title anyway.

Ohtani’s Jacket writes about Villano III

80s Lucha DVD set, disc 2 (part 1 of 3)

Again, part of this project is you have to buy the DVDs, so I won’t be giving links to any of this. You’re also supposed to post your thoughts (which I’m doing, just not in the right place) and rank them all (which will require me finishing 8 more DVDs at a slightly faster clip.

This batch includes
Atlantis vs. El Satanico (1984)
Mocho Cota vs. Americo Rocca (1/27/84)
Mocho Cota vs. Americo Rocca (2/3/84)
Atlantis y Lizmark vs. El Egipcio y El Faraón (2/17/84)
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10/10 AAA TV Lineup (Tlahuelilpan)

AAA TV (FRI) 10/10/2014 Plaza de Toros, Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo
1) Dinastía & Mascarita Sagrada vs Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Histeria
2) Jennifer Blake & Niño Hamburguesa vs Eterno & Taya Valkyrie
3) Australian Suicide & Jack Evans vs Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr.
4) Monsther Clown vs Chessman
5) El Mesías & Myzteziz vs Averno & Hijo del Fantasma
6) Blue Demon Jr. & Fénix vs Daga & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Air Date: 10/18 and 10/25? Maybe this gets compressed into one, because they’re starting to put up a backlog. AAA would be taping a month of TVs over three days (and not need to tape again until before the 11/15 TV show.)

This is in the odd position of taking place two days before Heroes Inmortales but not airing until after that show happens. That would seem to mean nothing important can happen here (and the lineup seems to say the same), but AAA has been building from TV show to TV show rather than live event to live event – most of the fans watching this show on TV won’t know what happened in Heroes Inmortales so they could set stuff up here. Or at least that’s the theory.

Fenix and Daga get a main event shot, while Myzteziz and Averno are relegated to the semimain for this show. This is listed as off weekend for Lucha Underground (and it’s probably no concidence this is when AAA is running two shows.)

Fantasma being booked for this show and Aerostar not seems to be a spoiler, but Aerostar’s career seems to be a spoiler.

Chessman seems to be fighting his way thru the Psycho Circus, from most ability to least (assuming the Murder Ckown match is happening next.) Tercera would be exciting if Lider and Eterno changed places.

Next taping is 10/12 in SLP for Heroes Inmortales, with Alberto del Rio advertised. I have not watched the last two weeks of TV yet (except for the Bengala match!) so maybe Heroes Inmortales matches are more evident on the program than the lineups. Right now, the only thing I can figure is something with Cibernetico’s new group and something with Alberto and Texano to get that going.


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