11/01-03 lucha videos

AAA will be up later.

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7QNi9ZzplD2vQETXElkPa1g

10/29 CMLL Informa: http://ul.to/nk01m1hj

11/01 WWC: http://ul.to/efefdrbk
11/02 WWC: http://ul.to/zyljl13u

11/02 La Lucha Se Le Hace: http://ul.to/p3djk3xx

11/02 Republica Deportivoa: http://ul.to/u9nm58oa – introduction to all the wrestlers in their tournament, about 15 minutes, actual HD (not the fake ones I’m doing)

AAA on Televisa: 2014-11-01
taped 2014-10-10 @ Plaza de Toros, Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo
1) Dinastía & Mascarita Sagrada vs Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Histeria
2) Australian Suicide & Jack Evans vs El Apache & Joe Lider
3) El Mesías & Myzteziz vs Averno & Hijo del Fantasma

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-11-01
taped 2014-10-21 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, La Vaquerita vs Amapola, Makoto, Narumiya
2) Dragon Lee, Máscara Dorada, Valiente vs Boby Zavala, Maléfico, Pólvora
3) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Rush vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Terrible, Vangellys

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-11-01
taped 2014-10-28 @ Arena México
1) Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
2) Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Star Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Guerrero Negro Jr.
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Super Porky vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
Stellar Moments
4) Rey Escorpión © vs Ángel de Oro for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship
5) Titán, Valiente, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-11-01
taped 2014-10-24 @ Arena México
1) Estrellita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs La Comandante, Makoto, Narumiya
Mid-Show Intro
2) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
3) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-11-01
taped 2014-10-17 @ Arena México
Full Show: http://ul.to/4rw5ya4r
1) Máscara Dorada, Máximo, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Shocker, Thunder
2) Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi in a lightning match

3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

CMLL on Terra: 2014-11-02
taped 2014-11-02 @ Arena México
1) Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Mercurio
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs Dallys la Caribeña, La Seductora, Zeuxis
Dance Segment
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hombre sin Nombre, Morphosis, Olímpico
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas © vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush for the Mexican National Trios Championship
6) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-11-02
taped 2014-10-29 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Omega vs Capitán Muerte & Hip Hop Man
2) Golden Magic, Metaleon, Sky Ángel vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star
3) Imposible © vs Dragón Celestial for the IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship
4) Kenshi Kabuki, Relámpago, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno

CMLL Puebla: 2014-11-03
taped 2014-10-06 @ Arena Puebla
1) Meyer & Paris vs Centauro de Fuego & Fuerza Chicana
2) Astro Aéreo Jr. & Último Dragoncito vs Blue Center & Demus 3:16
3) Asturiano, Dragon Lee, Oro Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, King Jaguar, Siki Ozama Jr.
4) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stigma vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Skándalo
5) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Ephesto, Hombre sin Nombre, Mephisto
6) Volador Jr. © vs La Sombra for the NWA World Welterweight Championship

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-11-04
taped 2014-11-02 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Grond XXX, Negro Navarro, Toscano vs Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly
2) Hijo De Dos Caras © vs Cien Caras Jr. for the IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship


Rush defeats Niebla, Lucha Underground rating, Rey Jr.

CMLL (MON) 11/03/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (fotos)]
1) Arkalis, Black Tiger, Flyer b Akuma, Fuerza Chicana, Policeman
2) Demus 3:16, Pierrothito, Saurón b Asturiano, Stukita, Último Dragoncito
Demus Driver on Asturiano, Asturiano is stretchered out.
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro b Hombre sin Nombre, Tiger, Virus
4) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. DQ Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
Shocker pulled Atlantis’ mask for the DQ.
5) Rush b Mr. Niebla
Rush used a Corona box in the brawl. Niebla bled slightly. Rush snuck in a foul for the win. Niebla challenged for a mask vs hair match, but Rush just walked off.

Cavernario is off tonight’s card. Mephisto moves breaks up his natural team to go to the main event while Vangellys gets added to the semimain instead of teaming with his usual partners. Triton vs Raziel is the lightning match and could be a really fun match depending on how much Triton is hurting.

Diamante Azul replaces Valiente on Friday. Dragon Rojo is added to Sunday’s card, bumping Titan down a match and taking Maximo off the show. Polvora is likewise bumped down, replacing Rey Bucanero so Thunder can be in the main event. That’s a pretty iffy main event now: Dragon Rojo teaming with La Mascara & Volador (who will feud) versus Mephisto, Thunder and Gran Guerrero.

PWTorch reported Lucha Underground drew around 8,000 fans 18-49 for it’s debut episode on El Rey. The average was 48.9, which suggests there were a lot of older viewers not included in that number, though it’s not going to be an impressive number however you slice it. It was the second most watched show on the network, to a movie on Tuesday’s night – no one’s watching El Rey and all programs on that network exist as long as the people in charge of El Rey are okay with losing money on them. As mentioned before, Unimas is watched by literally a 100 times more people. That’s the place they have to do well in to succeed. Still, “8,000” is a pretty ugly looking number that they wouldn’t have wanted out if they could have stopped it.

Meanwhile, there’s an AP story about Lucha Underground.

WrestlingInc reported Rey Misterio Jr. was flown to WWE Raw last night to meet Vince McMahon, and Wrestling Observer confirmed it was to talk about Rey’s contract status. WWE writers were said to be coming up with idea for Rey while Rey was said to still want to quit. (On his podcast, Meltzer went as far as saying Rey was called to go on the Mexico tour but declined.)  WWE usually makes big decisions right after serious financial news, so perhaps their recent bad news is pushing them to finally resolve this finally.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Pirata Morgan vs Negro Navarro, Yoruba vs Ricky Marvin vs Tornado, the XMW vs IWRG cibernetico, and the tag team four way from that show.

CMLL’s Top 10 this week has Dia de Muertos as #1 and Goya Kong as #10. The week’s clips has highlights of the 10/31 Arena Mexico show, though LA Park isn’t shown.

LuchaWorld has Poster-Mania and the KrisZ’s news update.

The Kriminal Boys were interviewed in Diario Basta.

Psycho Clown said they’ll get their win back from the Hell Brothers.

Fenix talks about teaming with Myzteziz.

Pictures of Damian & Bestia in Cicero, Illinois.

Photos of a lucha libre artwork presentation in Tlalnepantla.

A lucha libre bar in Singapore.

There’s a Cobarde exhibit open for a few weeks in Ciudad Jaurez.

Tiger Mask & Fuego face Bushi & Mascara Dorada in the opener of Saturday’s NJPW PPV, so one of the two guys will probably get a win. Those have been very rare on this tour (though part of it’s because they’re not in the title matches and so they’ve been scarified for those who are.)


IWRG (WED) 11/05/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko vs Extraño
2) Sky Ángel & Vampiro Metálico II vs Hip Hop Man & Power Bull
3) Alfa, Omega, Saruman vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star
4) Avisman, Ciclon Black, Dragón Celestial, Kenshi Kabuki vs Liderk, Rayan, Spartan, Spector
5) Golden Magic, Relámpago, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno

Kenshi was acting heelish when unmsaking so it would make since for him to be on the rudo team but I have no idea what Dragon Celestial is doing there.

CMLL (MON) 11/10/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Bengala & Meyer vs Blue Center & Espiritu Negro
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Starman vs Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa, Stigma vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Okumura
4) Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Hechicero, Kráneo, Morphosis
5) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Shocker

Mascara Dorada returns (and must have a flight right after the NJPW PPV), though they seem to be setting up an Atlantis/Shocker match. Tercera looks like the best match.

Kenshi Kabuki unmasked at Castillo del Terror

Kenshu Kabuki unmasked via +LuchaTV

IWRG (SUN) 11/02/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring]
***Castillo del Terror, 2013***
1) Araña de Plata, Oficialito, Sexy Girl b Mini Rencor, Sky Ángel, Vanely
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Liderk, Rayan, Spartan, Spector
New Comando Elite lost in their debut, but it looks to be the start of a feud.
3) Grond XXX, Negro Navarro, Toscano b Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly
Eterno replaced Demon Clown.
4) Hijo De Dos Caras © DQ Cien Caras Jr. [IWRG IC HEAVY]
Cien Caras Jr. said the match would be a 100% technical and then started cheating. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. helped out and fouled Dos in the third fall. Cien covered and ref counted three, but the commission overturned it and called it a DQ. Second defense for Dos.
5) Kenshi Kabuki L Universo 2000 Jr., Violencia Jr., Golden Magic, Imposible, Canis Lupus, Trauma II, Metaleon, Emperador Azteca, Relámpago [cage, mask]
Violencia Jr. was the first out. Match came down to Kabuki and Golden Magic and Golden Magic escaped to leave Kabuki behind for the loss. Kabuki spoke in Spanish and unmasked as Chicano – he’s back to that name. Second straight year Golden Magic has won this match (Alan Xtreme last year.)

+LuchaTV has clips of the main even finish. Kenshi Kabuki as Chicano did not appear to be much of a secret among the IWRG regulars. By having Violencia Jr. escape first, it became pretty likely it’d be him as well.

Golden Magic has beaten King Drako in 2011, Alan Extreme in 2013 and Kenshi now in 2014 – and there’s definitely some resentment from the IWRG crowd that it’s Magic who wins so much.

Rush versus Mr. Niebla headlines tonight in Puebla. Puebla’s TV continues to move around. TVC Deportes is now airing at 8pm CT on Mondays (replacing/against Raw.)

Barbaro Cavernario snuck in a foul to beat Rey Cometa in Guadalajara last night.

The teams of Yoruba & Toxin Boy and Danger & Omega advanced in the Cara Lucha tag team tournament. Clown Corp defeated Trauma I, Trauma II and Herodes in the main event.

Holkan lost his mask in an Arena Neza cage match.

Segunda Caida reviews Smaker vs Barbaro Cavernario.

+LuchaTV interviews Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis about LA Park and Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis exchange challenges.

Rocky Lobo is headed to Brazil on November 15th and 16th.

ESTO has a quick interview with Taya.

La Copa profiles Hidalgo luchador Kulikitaka.

XMW, UG beats Atlantis, Guadalajara

photo by Black Terry Jr.

XMW (SAT) 11/01/2014 Salón Citlalli, Ecatepec de Morelos, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Dollar & Power Medieval b Flama Negra & Manimal
2) Ángel Azul & Karateka Jr. b Fly Star & Toxin Boy and Demasiado & Obscuro and Douki & Low Rider
3) Cruz Banda, Fly Metalik, Metaleon, Mixus b Anubis Black, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor II, Metaleon
4) Ludark Shaitan b Felina Metalica [FUSION KAWAI]
Felina looked nervous at times in this hardcore match.
5) Tornado (DF) b Yoruba ©, Ricky Marvin [XMW LH] Yoruba accident (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Ricky Marvin (added to the main) went for a standing moonsault on both guys but his knee clocked Yoruba in the chin. Yoruba was knocked out for minutes and had to be taken for medical help. The match continued and Marvin beat Tornado.
6) Arez © b Belial, Impulso, Fly Warrior, Fenix (AAA), Guason [PDM LH] highlights (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Arez beat Fenix to keep the title.
7) Wotan b Necro Butcher, Chuy Martinez, Hell Spawn, Core highlights (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Wotan defeated Necro in the usual insanity

Black Terry Jr. also has photos of the WWS show at the Toy Museum, where the rudas pulled the tecnica’s masks in the main event, only the tecnicas had their faces painted up for the holiday and rolled up the rudas for the win.

CMLL (SUN) 11/02/2014 Arena México
1) Astral & Eléctrico b Demus 3:16 & Mercurio Astral & Electrico vs Demus 3 on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit b Dallys la Caribeña, La Seductora, Zeuxis Dark Angel, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs Dallys la Caribena, La Seductora, Zeuxis, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Hombre sin Nombre, Morphosis, Olímpico Angel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hombre sin Nombre, Morphosis, Olipico, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan) Dance from CMLL on Terra on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Super Porky b Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto Marco Corleone, Maximo, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Kraneo, Mephisto, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas © DQ La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush [MEX TRIOS] Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas u00a9 vs La Mascara, La Sombra, Rush for the Mexican National Trios Championship, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Peste Negra took falls 2/3 to keep the titles. Rush gave them the last fall, fouling Negro Casas right in front of the refree. 3rd defense
6) Último Guerrero b Atlantis Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero (posted by thecubsfan)
Ultimo Guerrero, who had been working as Mictlan all evening again, attacked Atlantis from behind. In a completely by the numbers match between the two of them, UG took falls 1/3 to get the win.

Starting with the the third match, “Mictlan”‘s warriors of the undead would come out and drag the losers to hell (a side exist.)  Probably a good idea to start with the third match and not drag off women.

The presentation was unique but I didn’t really get into the matches and was disappointed by the semimain.

CMLL (SUN)11/02/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara[@acogdl]
1) Dr. Frezzer bRelampago Azul
2) Jocker & Thunder Boy b El Divino & Javier Cruz Jr.
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Leo & Virgo bDemonio Maya & Magnum
Tecnicos took 1/3, and Maya & Magnum had issues.
4) Tritón b Mr. Trueno [lightning]
5) Bárbaro Cavernario b Rey Cometa
finish not actually listed, taking a wild guess
6) Titán & Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero & Mr. Águila
Tecnicos took 2/3.

Maybe Cometa actually won! (He probably didn’t.) I have no idea why you’d turn Magnum or “Demonio”.

Lucha Underground posted the Johnny Mundo vs Prince Puma match online. This went up right after the first Unimas airing; perhaps they’re not allowed to post any part of the show online until it airs on their partner network. Meanwhile, a Univision story on Sexy Star includes a lot of in-ring clips from the next two episodes.

DTU announced six stops for the their 7th Anniversary tour, then said the last stop would be determined by a poll on Facebook between five other stops. In usual lucha libre booking, everyone wins and they’re going to all five additional stops – which makes it eleven shows in seventeen days.

12/04 – Arena Xalapa
12/05 – Cordoba, Veracruz
12/06 – Arena Union (Veracruz)
12/07 – Rio Blanco, Veracruz
12/13 – Arena Roberto Paz
12/14 – Gimnasio Paralimpico (Irapuato)
12/16 – Arena Aficion
12/18 – Auto Lavado VM (Tulancingo)
12/19 – Arena Queretaro
12/20 – Arena Lopez Mateos
12/21 – Nueva Arena Poza Rica

That’s a lot of shows. I hope DTU does well and doesn’t bankrupt themselves on this. That 12/07 show is the same day as Guerra de Titanes.

Meanwhile, the ChilangaMask show on 11/23 in Coliseo Coacalco is it’s final show of the year. (The December show is a Lucha Memes show.) Sagrado vs Arez has been added to the show.

CMLL’s annual bodybuilding contest is on 11/26. They haven’t mentioned in publicly yet, which is a change from the usual hype. They might have just been waiting for after this weekend’s shows.

Rob has highlights on 07/08/14 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Super Libre had hype for Golden Tirado show.

Segunda Caida has a workrate report for Lucha Underground episode 1, a review of Lucha Azteca 09/13 and a review of Hechicero & Terry vs Navarro & Trauma II. There are a lot of good matches to buy Black Terry Jr. from the last few weeks.

Shocker talks about his career.

DJ Spectro writes about the writing career of Antonio Pena.

Lucha Libre in Japan

11/01 Wrestle-1: Alberto b Masakatsu Funaki
(Also, Hijo del Pantera’s team won!)

11/02 Dragon Gate: Flamita (c) b Jimmy Kanda [BRAVE GATE] – 6th Defense. Flamita can not be beat.


CMLL (SUN) 11/09/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Leono vs Apocalipsis & Espanto Jr.
2) Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Valiente vs Niebla Roja [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Máximo, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) La Máscara, Titán, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Pólvora

Well, that main is going to go nowhere. Valiente/Roja is the best hope on the show. Minis match might be good – Mercurio & Nitro are a secret tag team going after Astral & Electrico’s secret minis tag team gold. (CMLL storylines are much better when you just make them up.)

CMLL (SUN) 11/09/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Explosivo vs El Yaqui
2) Índigo vs Demonio Rojo
3) El Brillante vs Demonio Maya
4) Exterminador, Leo, Virgo vs Magnum, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
5) Esfinge & Stuka Jr. vs Hechicero & Jocker
6) Diamante Azul & Rush vs Euforia & Último Guerrero

A show. Rush can lose to UG here too, I guess.

All Elite (THU) 11/13/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Flyer & Magnus vs Dinamic Black & Principe Diamante
2) Ángel de Oro, Cachorro (CMLL), Dragon Lee II vs Emperador Azteca (IWRG), Golden Magic, Metaleon
3) Atlantis & Extreme Tiger vs Hernandez & Súper Nova
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Sombra vs Rush & Zumbi
5) LA Park & Volador Jr. vs Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Último Guerrero

All Elite (SAT) 11/15/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Flyer & Magnus vs Dinamic Black & Principe Diamante
2) Ángel de Oro, Cachorro (CMLL), Dragon Lee II vs Emperador Azteca (IWRG), Golden Magic, Metaleon
3) Rush & Zumbi vs Hernandez & Súper Nova
4) LA Park & Volador Jr. vs Atlantis & Extreme Tiger
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Sombra vs Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Último Guerrero

Full card for the mysterious All Elite shows. Someone’s got a lot of money behind it (and Luchas 2000 is tied up in some way.)  Chavo inclusion in the main event is both weird and probably irrelevant. LA Park would be back way ahead of schedule fi he actually wrestled on these cards.

WWA (FRI) 12/05/2014 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Black Spider, Extasis, Memo Velasquez vs Animaniac, Enfermero Jr., Maldito
2) Octagoncito (original) © vs Piratita Morgan [WWA MINI]
Lobito was the last known Minis champion in 2012. Octagoncito lost the title to the previous champion, Mascarita Plateada in 2011 but magically has the belt back
3) Datura vs Lady Apache [WWA Women]
vacant title. Last known champion was Ayako Hamada in 2003.
4) Rayman & Rey Horuz vs Bestia 666 & Damián 666 [WWA TAG]
vacant title. Rayman & Rayo Jr. were the last known champions in 2012, though there was supposed to be a tournament for them on a July show in Tijuana.
5) Casandro vs Cotton Candy, Rubi Gardenia [WWA EXOTICO]
new title
6) Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón © vs Arandú, Infierno, TJ Boy [WWA TRIOS]
3rd defense
7) Negro Casas vs Diamante Azul (CMLL)
8) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero

Notable for having five title matches which will make more an effect on people who keep track of title histories than anyone who actually bought the tickets (but at least Trio Fantasia are the actual champs.) Also, why do that Negro Casas?

Ultimo Guerrero defeats Rush, LA Park returns, more lucha on US TV

LA Park in Arena Mexico photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 10/31/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Hombre Bala & Súper Halcón Jr.
2) Boby Zavala, Raziel, Virus b Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Tritón
3) Máximo, Rey Cometa, Titán b Cavernario, Felino, Hechicero
4) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Pólvora DQ La Máscara, La Sombra, Stuka Jr.
Vangellys was originally announced (when the card was announced a week early), but replaced by Polvora seven days prior. Mascara & Sombra refused to help Stuka and eventually unmasked Euforia & Gran Guerrero for the DQ.
5) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Thunder b Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr.
Thunder defeated Atlantis, but the big news LA Park and Hijo de LA Park showing up at the end of the match. LA Park made an open challenge to anyone in CMLL; no one took him up today.
6) Último Guerrero b Rush
All rudos (and referees) were wearing body and face paint to resemble calavera (traditional Mexican skulls for this holiday) or scary masks for the occasion. A mystery man playing the role of Mictlan (leader of the undead, not the former wrestler) was commanding the “dead” wrestlers during the show – and the man was revealed to be Ultimo Guerrero before this match. UG snuck in a foul for the win. Sombra & Mascara ran out to attack UG with Gran Guerrero & Euforia making the save.

Photos of last night’s show are worth checking out. CMLL went all out with the concept (and will do so again on Sunday.) It’s a bit too perfect timing for LA Park to return to CMLL at a Dia Los Muertos show.

Main event seems to be setting up a trios title match, which lowers the odds of the Ingobernables winning the Other trios titles Sunday.

There’s more new lucha TV this week. Univsion (US)’s Republica Deportiva sports will start airing a lucha libre reality show/tournament as part of it’s normal broadcast (Sundays at 11am Eastern.) This show was taping in Arena Lopez Mateos a few weeks ago, apparently for this tournament. Many years ago, AAA did something similar for an Alas de Oro tournament. This one features indy guys, some who are unknown: Águila Solitaria, Águila Solitaria Jr., Rey Vikingo, Sangre Imperial, Radar y Tony Rivera. I have no more info than that, but will record the first show and let you know.

Rob has highlights of 07/04/14 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and video of Hijo del Santo & Black Shadow Jr. vs Espanto Jr. & Eskeletor.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Hechicero vs Black Terry.

Video of a Cassandro crowd dive in Belgium.

DTU posted the Angel de Oro vs Ovett title match and announced Ciclope & Drastick Boy vs the Dragoned de Oriente in an apuesta match for their upcoming Queretaro show.

Arena Solidardad has been renammed Arena Jose Sulaiman after the boxing official. (Although I might still keep calling it the wrong name for record keeping.)

CaraLucha has a Violento Jack & Aeroboy promo.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Rene Guajardo taking Halcon de Oro’s mask.

Bio of Hidalgo luchador La Plaga


CMLL (FRI) 11/07/2014 Arena México
1) Robin & Star Jr. vs Akuma & Disturbio
2) Cachorro, Dragon Lee, Oro Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Nitro, Okumura
3) Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, La Comandante
4) Blue Panther vs Bárbaro Cavernario [lightning]
5) Máximo, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero

Main event continues the Ingobernables vs Guerreros feud.

Panther versus Cavernario looks like another good Cavernario match in a year of them. Segunda would be good if Nitro was replaced.


CMLL video promo.

LA Park returns to CMLL

CMLL promised surprises for Dia Los Muertos show, but then they always promise surprise and don’t usually deliver on anything. At most, I was expecting Mistico II to announce a return date. CMLL delivered tonight: for their special horror Halloween show, they brought in one of the scariest men of all.

LA Park, with son Hijo de LA Park, made an appearance during tonight’s CMLL semimain matchLA Park made an open challenge, daring the best in CMLL to take him on. No one stepped forward immediately.

LA Park had long been on CMLL’s infamous veto list. Park and Dr. Wagner repeatedly had out of the ring brawls using weapons, a big no no in conservative CMLL, and were warned to stop. CMLL took a huge risk by booking them together once again for the 75th (2008) Anniversary show with the idea of them doing a technical match, and the two men predictably disobeyed orders by having a crazy brawl anyway. The match was banned from airing on TV, both men were fired and told they would not be brought back. CMLL does not take back those bans easily: LA Park being back in an Arena Mexico show means some major deal must have been made.

Since leaving CMLL, both Wagner and Park were and are said to be immense pains to work with. The two have been linked  were both brought in to AAA, and then both left AAA due to similar issues with management (and not listening to management.) Wagner and Park had also been part of fellow exile Hijo del Santo’s promotion most recently, including heavily teasing a mask/mask last year which never truly came close to happening. LA Park & Dr. Wagner were adrift in the independent scene this year, where there hasn’t seemed to be as many opportunities as previous years. LA Park could still get booked, but there’s almost no chance in 2014 any indy promoter would be able to put together the mask match to give LA Park the payoff he’d like. Since AAA and CMLL were unlikely to be options, it seemed liked Park just might never get that payoff and had missed his window. That window just opened a bit.

This is actually LA Park’s first time back in any ring at all. He’s been out of the ring six weeks due to peritonitis, which required removal of part of his intestines. Park appeared on Tercera Caida this week and gave the impression it would be a while longer before he’d be able to return – maybe even next year. (Then again, Park didn’t even hint at this appearance.)

Once Park is able to wrestle, there’s no shortage of new opponents for him. CMLL’s turned over their roster immensely in the last six years. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero and Shocker are the only three guys left who Park feuded with or teamed a lot with in the last run. There’s the legend versus legend feud possible with Atlantis (or Negro Casas or Blue Panther.) LA Park is a living human being, so there’s a natural feud with Rush. LA Park is Volador’s uncle and a team would make sense. (Probably not so much Flyer.)

The big match is LA Park vs La Sombra. The two were going back and forth on Twitter earlier this year, building a match which seemed as if it would never actually happen. The most logical reason LA Park would be allowed back in CMLL is he’s agreed to lose his mask in CMLL. Sombra’s the guy to win if that’s an option. There are ways to reach and justify other people, but it’s got to be Sombra in 2015. Everyone’s been wondering for months about what CMLL could possibly due to follow the last two Anniversary shows. They didn’t have any possible match close to Ultimo Guerrero vs Atlantis in house. They now have one of those matches if they have LA Park.

There’s a lot questions here. Has CMLL actually gotten LA Park to firmly agree to lose his mask and will they be able to hold him to it? (That’s been an issue for others.) Does this mean Dr. Wagner will be brought back as well? (That would be unpopular with some.) Beyond Wagner: is this a one time lifting of CMLL’s veto or other possibilities which forever seemed off the table now possible? Is this a sign of desperation by CMLL and might that desperation lead to other shake ups? (If they’re willing to hire Park, they’re willing to do a lot of things.) Could LA Park just appear once and this never be mentioned again. (Yea, that one’s still in play.)

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CMLL Dia Los Muertes notes, mask match to come

Tonight’s the start of a special CMLL weekend, though what is being celebrate may be depend on your perspective. Officially, it’s a Dia Los Muertes weekend. CMLL will open a haunted house in an Arena Mexico basement for about 45 before each show and luchadors (rudos) will have special one time only scary costumes. Unofficially, it’s Ultimo Guerrero weekend, as he faces Rush in a main event on Friday night and Atlantis on Sunday. UG was getting singles wins prior to the Anniversary show to build him up for that match, and UG looks to be getting singles wins after the Anniversary to rebuild him. Tonight’s match against Rush seems like a lock for an Ultimo Guerrero win, and he stands a good chance on Sunday to redeem himself against Atlantis as well. Tonight’s semimain has Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas and Thunder vs Atlantis, Volador and Diamante Azul. Azul is back from Los Angeles after working the Lucha Va Voom shows the last two nights.

Remember, if you’re outside of Mexico and Daylight Savings Time hasn’t started yet, the CMLL show will start one hour later than usual – 9:30pm CT, wrapping up after midnight.

On last night’s MLW VIP show, Konnan told Rob that Aerostar vs Super Fly, mask vs mask, was indeed happening at Guerra de Titanes. This is what everyone figured (and what Konnan had actually said was the plan months ago.)  Konnan told Rob to not write it on his blog. Since I am not Rob and Rob does not write for this site, I think I’m good.

Alberto el Patron appeared on WrestleTalkTV to promote his upcoming UK appearance. He talks about his unhappiness with WWE and his plans to go to Lucha Underground. Alberto says he’ll be in Lucha Underground next year, which appears fairly set now – it’s just a question if he’ll have to wait the full year of his WWE no-compete (next September) or if he’ll be able to appear earlier than that.

LuchaWorld has a recap of the first Lucha Underground show.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Keira vs Arez, Fulgors vs Psycho Kid/Astro Rey Jr. vs Erik Ortiz/Kratos, the Indystrongibles vs Dralion/Rey Orion/Xtreme Dragon, Black Terry vs Hechicero, and a Tepito/Naucalpan cibernetico.

ChilangaMask announced a 11/23 show at Coacalco which appears to be a 23 man tournament maybe? Plus, Rayos Tapatios vs Traumas vs Herodes & Toxico.

CMLL posted it’s stellar moments of the week.

LuchaTV posted lots of clips from this week’s TerceraCaida and elsewhere, including the Oficials and Ninja Turtles making hair vs mask challenges. Oficials have hair match challenges all over the place. Also, Hijo del Diablo celebrates his title defense and Imposible explains why he wasn’t at ChilangaMask. Tercera Caida also posted it’s after the show interview with Rayo de Jalisco, dtuTV has Violento Jack & Aeroboy vs Willie Mack & Drastick Boy vs Septimo Dragon & Hacker and DTU thanks Bernardo and Jose Manuel for their support these seven years.

Segunda Caida reviews Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger vs Guerrero Maya Jr., Atlantis and Delta from 01/26 and La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Volador Jr.

For Halloween, AAA posted a gallery of Jennifer Blake as Tinkerbell and Snow White.

R de Rudo writes about the bloody Santo/Espanto feud.

Pesadilla says he and Super Crazy will be in Japan until January.

Cassandro, Magnus, Niebla Roja and Puma King have made it to Belgium. Cassandro’s posted a photo from rehearsals.

11/01-02 lucha times


The Daylight savings issue last thru Saturday night. (This is much better than Spring.) That primarily means that the Juarez C3 feed will not be showing lucha libre – it’s on US time and just does weird things when Mexico City is on a different clock.

Also, there’s a mystery lucha PPV listed as starting to air on Saturday. I have no idea what this except Super Crazy is featured on the art.

== AAA ==

Well, they only got three matches left, so the minis, Suicide/Jack vs Apache/Lider and Mesias/Myzteziz vs Averno/Fantasma vs the Rain (unless another dark match appears.) Also, I think I’ve figured out they’re “dark match” not because the cameras are dark, but they want to keep the internet in the dark so Rob doesn’t bug AAA to upload them to YouTube.

== Lucha Underground ==

Titled Los Demonios, the show has Mundo/Puma vs Castro/Cisco (the two non-Zeke guys who ran in at the end), Chavo/Sexy vs Havoc/Ivelisse (debut) and Demon vs the promised man of a 1000 deaths.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: Assuming it airs at a rational time, Guerreros vs Ingobernables again, TRT vs Valiente/Volador/Titan and Maximo/Rey Escorpion

Azteca: Dragon Lee/Kamaitachi, Thunder does Thunder things, and Guerreros vs Ingobernables

52MX: The last TV match of Makoto & Narumiya (who didn’t wrestle in Puebla for whatever reason), Dragon Lee/Dorada/Valinete vs Zavala/Malefico/Polvor and Azul/Mascara/Rush vs Cavernario/Terrible/Vangellys

Claro: Amapola vs Makoto

C3: Angel de Oro vs Rey Escorpion and no opener.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): In a first time ever matchup, Volador vs La Sombra.

Terra Sunday: Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero, Peste Negra vs Ingobernables for the titles, wacky costumes.

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: reruns

IWRG (LAS/AYM): Imposible vs Dragon Celestial.


IWRG, Lucha Underground reaction, Alberto on WWE racism

IWRG (WED) 10/29/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Power Bull b Black Niko
2) Capitán Muerte & Hip Hop Man b Alfa & Omega
3) Golden Magic, Metaleon, Sky Ángel bAnubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star
Money thrown in.
4) Imposible © b Dragón Celestial [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible took 1/3. Imposible’s fifth defense
5) Kenshi Kabuki, Relámpago, Veneno bCanis Lupus, El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno
Tecnicos took 1/3, Veneno leading them to the win.

The details of the title match make it sound really good as well. LAS TV scheduling has been awful of late – lots of repeated baseball, and IWRG being a two hour show where they only really have one hour slots for this type of programming are the two big issues – but I hope things other than the main event make it thru.

The internet reaction to the first Lucha Underground show is generally positive. Maybe not people falling over themselves, but likign the show and interested in enough to keep checking it out. (Or wishing they had El Rey so they could see it now.) People really liked the Prince Puma/Johnny Mundo main event and the one hour length to the show. The reaction to feel of the show is a bit all over the place – some people liked it being different, some people want wrestling to just be wrestling without adding movie aspects and some just didn’t like these particular skits. The thing we can take from the production, which we kind of already knew, is this this is a TV show doing wrestling first, not a wrestling show with cameras set up. That was clear from the opening swoop in on the location and logo from the show (as seen on every reality show) to ending the show with credits over the action. There were also complains – like the size of the crowd and the noise and the lack of authentic luchadors – that appeared to have been already fixed during the course of the production.

Internet buzz is not necessarily an indicator of financial success – go look at WWE’s numbers this morning – but good buzz is good buzz and Lucha Underground had that. It appeared the show went from a low amount of talk to exploding as they show came on the air and continuing strong thru the east coast showing. There are recaps over on Wrestling Observer and PWTorch, and Rob posted his take. Lucha Underground people on Twitter seemed happy with the show and the reaction to it.

Fighting Spirit Magazine has a great interview with Alberto el Patron. You should go buy the magazine and read the whole thing, it’s available digitally on iOS and Android. When the WWE tour came and went without Alberto saying anything to the press, I started to assume Alberto and WWE had made some deal where he’d stay quiet about WWE in exchange WWE dropping the restrictions on Alberto working in the US. That’s clearly not the case: Alberto openly talked about dealing with racist incidents in WWE regularly, not just the one which led to his firing.

Alberto explained it was both people in management and in other roles who would say those sorts of things. He would not put up with it from people below him on the food chain, but kind of had to tolerate that from management for political reasons. Alberto says the man who called him up to fire him was one of those people who would make racial comments. He avoided using the name of the person in this interview, but Alberto has said repeatedly said elsewhere it was HHH who called to fire him. (Ricardo Rodriguez has made similar comments towards HHH.) Alberto also complained heavily about the pay in WWE. He would constantly fight for better payoffs, because he knew what he was worth in other promoters and could threaten to go back there if WWE wasn’t going to pay him much, but feels the young guys are getting totally taken advantage of under the current system. Alberto had no desire to stick with WWE when his contract was over given the current situation.

Of note more directly related to lucha libre, Alberto mentioned talking to Myzteziz about his (much higher) Mexico’s pay. That suggests those two are on much better terms then was suggested previously. Alberto states his offer from AAA (Dorian) includes money for working the Mexico promotion and Lucha Underground. That sounds like he’s been signed by Lucha Underground – something they’ve denied but everyone believes is happening the moment he’s legally allowed to be there – but it’s also possible Alberto is getting that part of his contract until the non-compete is cleaned up. Alberto says he took the offer to Paco Alonso and Paco told him he couldn’t match and Alberto should sign with AAA. Alberto mentioned vague plans for a Dos Caras Sr. retirement show in the first half of 2015, and a desire to get his close friend Drew Galloway (ex-WWE Drew McIntyre) in to AAA in 2015. It’s a UK magazine, it’s always a good idea to mention how much you like a UK wrestler, but Galloway was considered vastly underutilized in WWE.

Tercera Caida had footage of the ChilangaMask show and sit down interviews with Rayo de Jalisco and LA Park. The big news is Bernado Guzman, who’s been cohost of the show since episode 1, is leaving the show. Bernardo and Jose Manuel have been doing the show for eight years and came up with the concept of the show. Bernardo will still be helping with +LuchaTV.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL Informa had Boby Zavala, Angel de Oro, Negro Casas and Felino as guests.

Lucha 2000 746 has the All Elite show teaser on the cover. I think All Elite is another name for “Lucha 2000 promotions.” (Either that or one is sponsoring the other pretty heavily.)

CaraLucha announced an Arez & Guerrero Mixtico vs Aeroboy & Violento Jack match for their next show. There’s also promos for (other) Los Neza Boys and Los Furia Dorada.

Casandro, Puma, Niebla Roja and Magnus made it to France yesterday. Here’s a French language advertisement for their 11/03 show.

Someone please help Angelico meet Ronaldinho.

Black Terry Jr. posted highlights of Hechicero & Black Terry Jr. vs Negro Navarro & Trauma II and Solar vs Negro Navarro.

Olimpico, in promoting the Dia Los Muertos shows, again said that leaving CMLL was the biggest mistake he made in his career.

Chessman says the Hell Brothers are going to run the ridiculous people out of AAA.

Impulso talks about wrestling in Puebla

11/28 AAA TV Lineup (DF)

AAA TV (FRI) 11/28/2014 Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) ? & Faby Apache vs Sexy Star & Taya Valkyrie
2) Aerostar & Dinastía vs Mini Charly Manson & Súper Fly
3) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
4) Fénix & Myzteziz vs Pentagón Jr. & Zema Ion
5) El Patrón Alberto vs Texano Jr. [street]

Air Date: 12/06 and 12/13. There’s only five matches, but I still expect it to be a two taping show. Either a match will be added or there just won’t be much new wrestling on one of these shows.

That’s not the dates we had before, but the previously announced Apizaco taping is no longer on AAA’s website schedule. They must’ve decided they had too much TV. (This is at least the third TV taping which has been advertised and then canceled.) This will put Guerra de Titanes on the air before/after Chrismas and mean they’re likely to air three weeks of Best of Material as usual.

More directly, that means the only two tapings left prior to Guerra de Titanes are the show in Leon and this one. It’s still four weeks of TV (and Heroes Inmortales, who’s purpose was to be two more weeks of build to this show), but it’s another quick turnaround. The Aerostar Fan Club mentioned Aerostar/Super Fly might be officially announced in a GdT mask match tonight; that doesn’t seem to have happened, but that sort of match announcement prior to seeing on TV seems likely given how little TV they have to work with.

Main event is a street fight right before the title match. AAA’s directly said Texano won at Heroes Inmortales because he didn’t have enough credibility, so I’d expect Texano to keep winning – especially in a match which allows a unlimited interference.

Today’s Wrestling Observer says the “idea” is for Fenix & Myzteziz & a TBD to form an a trio (an AAA Super Sky Team, more or less.) Like all AAA ideas, it might or might not happen but it would explain them teaming up again here. The WON also confirms Ion is coming to Mexico on his own and talked his way into a good AAA spot. If TNA falls apart, maybe Tigre Uno can talk him back into a better spot than he left.

Hell Brothers and Psycho Circus are matched up for the third straight taping. It’s probably going to be a fourth and a title match in Zapopan for Guerra de Titanes.

Aerostar & Super Fly are matched up again and Suicide and Pentagon are not, which may tell us something about what’s going down. Dinastia and Charly being on opposite sides might also signal the mini championship match.

No clues on the mystery woman. Ivellise coming in from Lucha Underground makes some sense. Konnan hyped signing “the best women’s wrestler in the world” on a recent MLW radio show, so maybe that’s whoever it would be. (There may also be people in the match who feel they are the best in the world.)

Next taping is 12/07 in Zapopan for Guerra de Titanes. Note the first half of this show will air only 1 day before the show. If anything’s going to happen to sell tickets, it ought to happen on 11/17 in Leon. And we’ve got no more AAA taping news until then.

That’s enough for one night. I’m going to save the allegations of systematic racism (elsewhere, not in AAA) for tomorrow.


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