Stigma/Camorra, Atlantis/Escorpion, Bucanero/Volador

CMLL (MON) 12/23/2013 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Black Tiger & Sensei b Espíritu Maligno & Toro Bill Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Pierrothito & Saurón b Eléctrico & Shockercito
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Sagrado & Stigma b Boby Zavala & Camorra
Tecnicos took 1/3. Camorra was DQed for excessive violence in the first, then pinned by Stigma in the third. They have a mask match next week.
4) Blue Panther & Delta b Shigeo Okumura & Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Atlantis, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máximo
Guerrero Maya replaced Super Porky. Peste Negra took 1/3.
6) La Máscara, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Kráneo, Morphosis, Mr. Águila
Tecnicos took 2/3.

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (WED) 12/25/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Leono & Metálico b Akuma & Zayco
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Canelo Casas, Hijo del Signo, Shigeo Okumura b Molotov, Starman, Stigma
4) Tiger b Sagrado [lightning]
Tiger won in 6:39.
5) Euforia, Felino, Pierroth b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, Titán b Averno, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión
Atlantis submitted Rey Escorpion Mephisto and challenged for the national light heavyweight title.

Atlantis has won the CMLL Light Heavyweight Championship and the NWA Light Heavyweight Championship, but never the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship. You know there are too many titles when there are still titles Atlantis hasn’t won.

CMLL (WED) 12/25/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Camaleón & Robin b Demonio Maya & Sádico
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Acertijo, Disturbio, Ráfaga b Javier Cruz Jr., Leo, Magnus
Rudos took 1/3, Acertijo sneaking in a foul on Cruz.
3) Fuego, Gallo, Tritón b Bárbaro Cavernario, Nitro, Nosferatu
Gallo took 1/3. Gallo submitted Nitro.
4) Blue Panther & Solar I b Arkángel de la Muerte & Negro Casas
Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys b Shocker, Super Porky, Volador Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, Bucanero getting away with a foul on Volador to set up a singles match

photo by Black Terry Jr.

A lot of Volador singles matches. CMLL must’ve thought turn would be a big attraction. It hasn’t seemed to work that way yet, though CMLL hasn’t helped themselves on that.

Heavy Metal won the Rock y Lucha championship last night in IWRG.

This  week’s TerceraCaida has highlights of the DTU & ChilangaMask shows. There’s also the post show interview with Texano, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. (who’s left hand with his cast), and RCH promoter Ricky Castro. They’re back next week with the top 100 of 2013 countdown.

ChilangaMask announced a Freelance, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, Zurdog, Mike Segura, Arez, Tornado and Latin Dragon Aerial Assault for it’s 03/23 show.

Noti AAA Facebook says the first three AAA tapings of the year are in Naucalpan, Toluca and Ecatepec. I have no idea if that is right but it sounds truth-y. AAA usually runs those three locations in the first couple months of the year.

I’ve updated the 2013 MOTYC list, with everything I’ve watched thru 11/30. More detailed thoughts will turn up…at some point.

Bill has highlights of IWRG 09/08/13.

Rob has highlights of CMLL 10/11/13.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Vampiro & Pegasus Kid vs Texano & Silver King.

MedioTiempo looks back at June.

DJ Spectro has the fifth part of Ultraman and two surprise file downloads.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-11-23



taped 2013-11-15 @ Arena Mexico
Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger: Good match which seemed on the short side. Angel de Oro struggled a bit at times and remains in his rut, but Tiger and Puma teaming still feels fresh and everyone else looked good. Liked how the finish was more complicated than usual.


Azul back suplex

Atlantis, Blue Panther, Diamante Azul vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Pierroth: filler semimain where guys were just going thru their usual spots. The level should be higher on Fridays but there was nothing here of note at all. Pierroth is still bad. Diamante Azul looks like he enjoyed the french cuisine but may have not found the gyms.


Rush as Puma

La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Negro Casas, Tama Tonga, Terrible: Another fun Negro Casas/Rush encounter, with the other guys just existing to give them breaks and occasionally play off of them. The spot with everyone stomping Rush in the corner was good, as was Rush’s increasing rudo antics. It’s hard to figure out in what way Rush is not yet a bad guy except his partners have not broken up with him yet – and this is the second or third time they’ve teased that happening. Giant Sombra and Terrible are another good matchup and hopefully will get another shot at each other in 2014.

revenge dropkick

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CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-11-23

Comandante Pierroth unable to roll


taped 2013-11-19 @ Arena Mexico
Eléctrico, Pequeño Halcón, Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior: Another lackluster CMLL minis match. Rudos didn’t get into totally screwing around mode until the second fall but got there. Crowd did not care at all about the técnicos. Tedious to watch.


Terrible can’t stop powerbombing Titan


Estrellita, La Seductora, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Sugheit: Obviously pointless match as soon as Seductora showed up on the técnicas side. They took longer to get to the turn than expected, but then did it with little build up. Not like it derailed a good match either.

Mascara Dorada puts his head into the tope

Delta, Diamante Azul, Titán vs Ephesto, Pierroth, Terrible: Titan is crazy for taking that powerbomb to the floor, especially given Azul and Delta wouldn’t be high on ht list of people you’d want to catch him. This match seemed a bit beneath Terrible, and he took advantage by destroying people. Titan versus Terrible is not a match CMLL would seriously pursue because of the size difference but is actually an entertaining possibility just because of that. Pierroth is awful and having him work with Azul doesn’t help things.


no idea what this is

Máximo, Super Porky, Thunder vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Tama Tonga: If you like people being whipped into the barricade, this is the match for you. This match continues the switch over from Brazo de Plata versus Rey Escorpion to Máximo versus Rey Escorpion. The new one isn’t as interesting. Not even as much comedy as you’d expect.


all the piledrivers

Máscara Dorada vs Volador Jr. for the NWA World Welterweight Championship: There were 14 moves (or spots or whatever) in this match from Dorada’s diving headscissors off the ramp to the floor to Volador’s Spanish Fly. Those 14 spots followed a perfect pattern – Dorada does a move, then Volador does a move, then Dorada does a move, then Volador does a move, then the whole thing keeps repeating until it feels very fake. This was an athletic and entertaining good match at times, but nothing is taking me out of the ‘big title matches’ more than the predictability of how they’re laid out. I didn’t need to be surprised to like a match, but it has to feel like a competition and not a move doing exhibition and this drifted into the later category. I guess the story of the match is if you can do two straight moves – or three! – you can actually win the match. The crowd liked this a lot and you may too, but it did not interest me as much as it should given the talent involved.

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Christmas Day shows, Jesus Nunez, Perro Aguayo on US plans

Jesus Nunez passed away Tuesday. Nunez was one of the original office employees for AAA and was still working there in the PR department until his passing. The last couple posts on his Twitter account are photos of him escorting AAA luchadors to different TV shows.  He’d been on screen as the AAA barber for hair matches. Nunez had been in the hospital for a few days and passed away due to pneumonia. There was an outpouring of messages about his passing on Twitter – this is an incomplete list – with AAA and non-AAA people calling him as a great friend.

There are a lot of lucha libre shows tonight in Mexico. All the regular Tuesday & Thursday shows are taking place today, and all the arenas who only run shows occasionally (like Arena Neza or Arena Azteca Budokan) are active for the holiday. The Arena Mexico show has a weekend start time of 5pm, Atlantis, Titan, La Mascara vs Hijos del Averno main event there. The main event in Guadalajara is Shocker, Porky, Volador versus Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangelis, but the gift match is Blue Panther & Solar I versus Arkangel de la Muerte & Negro Casas. IWRG celebrates the holiday with a tournament around the Rock y Lucha title. IWL runs in Tlalnepantla, Familia de Tijuana main event a home building show, and there are mask vs hair matches in Juarez, Queretaro and Chihuahua.

Perro Aguayo Jr. says the Perros del Mal will invade the US in January or February and give a big challenge to the WWE. If AAA US is airing in March, that date makes sense – they’ll probably need more time in between taping and airing that show at least to start. The second part I’m not so sure about.

Pentagoncito and Gran Misterio are teaching lucha libre in jail. Pentagoncito is in jail for murder (27.5 years) and Gran Misterio is in for kidnapping and robbery (32 years) and trying to help other people live better lives while they’re stuck in prison.

Gimnasio San Francisco Tecoxpa will be renamed Gimnasio Tony Sugar this weekend in honor of the luchador.

Today’s the 34th anniversary of Sangre India dying in Arena Coliseo.

LuchaWorld has PosterMania for the week and a recap of Sunday’s Terra show.

Bill has highlights of 09/08/13 CMLL and IWRG 09/01/13 with IWRG vs AULL.

Medio Tiempo recaps April & May.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-11-23

Zavala counter dropkick


taped 2013-11-12 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Fuego, Pegasso, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Virus: One of the better Guadalajara matches since they started showing them again. They got time, they had a group of guys who knew what they were doing and they were motivated to have a good match (the last part was the most surprising.) Sangre in particular was more into the match than he seems at other times, and everyone was really solid. Finish was a bit off but the action in the third fall which lead up to it was fun.

Dark Angel knee smash

taped 2013-11-17 @ Arena Mexico
Dark Angel vs Dalys in a lightning match: Possibly Dalys’ best match ever? Dark Angel was really good in her return, but they also did a good job of having Dalys doing what she does best (the kicks!) and not doing the stuff she struggles with (a lot of the moves she was doing as a técnica!) Dalys also seems to scream less as a ruda, which is much more palatable. Everything seemed to go well, or at least was afraid to look good while they were working, and the finish came at a good time. This is a match they both should be very happy with.


best & last Brillo Cometa of 2014

Rey Cometa, Super Porky, Thunder vs Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.: Shorter than usual Thunder/Porky match where the more interesting story was the Rey Cometa injury. Cometa was protecting his wrist before he even tagged in for the first time. He’s done his best storytelling job as a luchador ever if CMLL really believes he was hurt in Arena Mexico (though I guess it’s slightly possible he could’ve made it worse on the dive.) It’s too bad because this is an even higher mix of guys than usual for Cometa and the slight Volador/Cometa and Niebla Roja/Cometa matchups seemed very interesting.


almost got ‘em

La Sombra, Titán, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto: Another short match which didn’t have enough time to develop into much more than then abbreviated version of the usual spots. Even the Averno/Titan issue didn’t get a lot more than the finish, at least in this version of the match. The timing of the finish was good – it was the rare surprise sudden ending which worked.

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great match roundup, week of 2013-11-23

Great/Excellent Matches
AAA on UTDN: 2013-11-28
taped 2013-11-15 @ Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro
Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pentagón Jr. – GREAT

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-11-23
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-11-23
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-11-23

Matches To Watch Later

CMLL Puebla: 2013-11-24

Negro Casas vs Rush and Shocker:

Tercera Caida Presents: 2013-11-24

taped 2013-11-17 @ Coliseo Coacalco
Aero Boy vs Astro Rey Jr., Titán (CMLL), Latin Dragon, Magnifico
Rey Cometa vs Impulso falls count anywhere
Belial vs Ricky Marvin

DTU TV: 2013-11-28

taped 2013-07-06 @ Arena Lopez Mateos
Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards vs Drastik Boy & Flamita and Daga & Eterno


AAA in Sala de Armas, Jarrett

AAA (SUN) 12/22/2013 Sala de Armas Magdalena Mixhuca [Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Ave Negra & Ironía b King Dragón & Xavi Boy
2) Rey Inmortal & Voltar b Euro & Spider Boy
3) Cinthia Moreno, Faby Apache, Sexy Star b Mamba, Pimpinela Escarlata, Yuriko Polvo de Estrellas
Sexy Star and Cinthia Moreno replaced Taya and Jennifer in the women vs exoticos match. Pimpi and Mamba could not get along and lost.
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Chessman, Daga, Hijo del Fantasma
Chessman replaced Psicosis.
5) Cibernético & La Parka DQ el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano
Tecnicos took 2/3. Perro fouled Cibernetico.

Crowd looks surprisingly low for an AAA with names in Mexico City, but I don’t know how much the local promoter pushed it. Plus, any fan who may have wanted to see AAA could’ve just seen a free show in town a few days ago.

Jeff Jarrett resigned from TNA over the weekend. On today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer was very doubtful Jarrett left TNA to join AAA and believed Jarrett would be starting his own thing (which may not end up being even wrestling.) I’m not sure that would preclude him from the once every few months schedule he’s doing now but Jarrett’s not going to be an AAA regular.

El Popular didn’t post a recap of last night’s Arena Puebla show and it looks like Cinco Radio took the night off too.

Estrellas del Ring has a more detailed recap of the ChilangaMask show.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Ultimo Guerrero winning the the first Universal championship.

Hip Hop Man wants a shot against Imposible and his title belt.

LuchaWorld has a recap of Friday’s Terra show.

DJ Spectro had a card showing El Halcon unmasked in the Astrodome in 1980 – three years after he lost the mask in Arena Mexico.

Eric R recaps the 12/14 Lucha Azteca show.


IWRG (SUN) 01/05/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Hip Hop Man & Sky Ángel vs Kaling Black & Zurdog
2) Emperador Azteca & Seiya vs Fulgor I & Fulgor II
3) Astro Rey Jr., Dragón Celestial, Látigo vs Araña de Plata, Douki, Imposible
4) Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, Máscara Púrpura vs Danny Casas, Oficial 911, Súper Nova
5) Dragoncito De Oro vs Mini Multifacetico, Voladorcito, Mini Super Pinocho, Mini Cobra, Bracito De Plata, Piratita Morgan, Oficialito AK47, Rokerito, Mini Rock Spirit [cage, mask, hair]

Dia de Reyes show a day early. Main event confirms all those minis are different people! Purpura and Nova continue to feud.

12/19-23 lucha videos

Programming Notes: My extremely kind helper for many of this shows will be otherwise occupied next weekend and unable to record the shows. I’m working on ways to record CMLL on C3 and Fox Sports, but the quality won’t be what you’re used to for either and it’s no sure thing the streams will work. I will also try for AAA, but I’m less concerned because AAA will graciously post their own show and should be in Best of mode anyway. I’m not sure I have a way to record TxT, but there may not actually be a TxT next week. If you’re a person who records these shows in Mexico and I can be of any help getting them to the internet, please let me know. All the other shows should be as usual.

Coincidentally, I’m also very busy next week. I’ll do my best to get everything up but it may be a later than usual.

YouTube Playlist:

12/21 WWC:
12/22 WWC:

12/21 Sobre el Ring:

AAA on UTDN: 2013-12-19
taped 2013-12-08 @ Auditorio de la Gente, Tepic, Nayarit
1) Dinastía, Ludxor, Venum vs El Apache, Machine Rocker, Mini Charly Manson
2) Pimpinela Escarlata vs Taya ValkyrieMambaJennifer BlakeFaby ApachePasion KristalPolvo de EstrellasSexy Star in a cage match

3) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr. for the AAA World Trios Championship

CMLL on Terra: 2013-12-20
taped 2013-12-20 @ Arena Mexico
Full Main Show:
Preshow (joined in progress but about 20 minutes of it)
1) Leono & Pegasso vs Cancerbero & Raziel
2) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Puma
3) Blue Panther, Máximo, Super Porky vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
4) Atlantis vs AvernoLa MáscaraOlímpicoDeltaFelinoTritónTigerStuka Jr.Shigeo OkumuraTitánVirus in a Block A of CMLL’s Leyenda de Plata

AAA on Televisa: 2013-12-21
taped 2013-12-08 @ Auditorio de la Gente, Tepic, Nayarit
1) Blue Demon Jr. vs Electroshock for the AAA Latin American Championship
2) Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, El Mesías, La Parka vs Daga, Jeff Jarrett, Parka Negra, Psicosis

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-12-21
taped 2013-12-10 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Sagrado, Solar I, Stuka Jr. vs Negro Navarro, Olímpico, Psyco Ripper
taped 2013-12-15 @ Arena Mexico
2) Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero in a lightning match
3) Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Negro Casas, Pierroth

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-12-21
taped 2013-12-17 @ Arena Mexico
1) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
2) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Ripper
Stellar Moments
3) La Sombra, Rush, Super Porky vs Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
4) Rey Escorpión vs Máximo for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-12-21
taped 2013-12-13 @ Arena Mexico
1) Blue Panther vs Negro Casas in a lightning match
2) La Máscara, Rush, Valiente vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Vangellys
3) Mistico, Titán, Volador Jr. vs Niebla Roja, Reapper, Último Guerrero

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2013-12-21
taped 2013-12-06 @ Arena Mexico
1) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Rush vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Último Guerrero
2) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psyco Ripper

Noches de Coliseo: 2013-12-21
taped 2013-12-15 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Diluvio Negro II, Espanto Jr., Orlando Santa Cruz vs Desafio, Gato Fantasma, Principe de Oro
2) Aerostar, Panthro, Súper Fly vs Corazón de Barrio, Hator, Silver Star
3) Cibernético & Jack Evans vs Dark Ozz & Dark Scoria

La Lucha Se Le Hace: aired originally 2011?, repeated on Mexican 2013-12-22 - show appears to be repeating.
Full Show:
1) Dark Angel (SLP), Suicida Extreme vs Power Boy, Aqua Boy
2) Principe Azul, Cobra vs Miguelito, Bronco Kid
3) Fuego de Plata, Destructor, Dr. Satan, La Diabola vs Pitufo Tontin, Pitufo Bromista, Pitufo Filosofo, Pitufina
4) Genaro Solitario, Futuro 2000, ? vs Salome, Nezzug, Electo Boy

CMLL on Terra: 2013-12-22
taped 2013-12-22 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show:
1) Metálico & Sensei vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Dallys la Caribeña, Estrellita, Princesa Sugheit, Silueta, Zeuxis vs Amapola, Goya Kong, La Seductora, Lady Afrodita, Tiffany seeding battle royal
3) Estrellita vs Goya KongSiluetaLady AfroditaAmapolaPrincesa SugheitTiffanyDallys la CaribeñaLa SeductoraZeuxis in a Number One Contenders Match match and for the CMLL World Women’s Championship and in a cibernetico match
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado vs Puma, Shigeo Okumura, Tiger
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas

CMLL Puebla: 2013-12-22
taped 2013-12-09 @ Arena Puebla
Full Show:
1) Águila Egipcia & Bengala vs El Malayo & Zayco
2) Leono & Robin vs Espíritu Maligno & King Jaguar
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Sagrado, Stigma vs Camorra, Cancerbero, Raziel
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
5) Blue Panther vs Averno
6) Atlantis & Mistico vs Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-12-22
taped 2013-12-19 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Diva Salvaje, Dr. Cerebro, Miss Gaviota vs Canis Lupus, Danny Casas, Douki
2) Alan Extreme, Máscara Púrpura, Veneno vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Súper Nova, Trauma I
3) Oficial Fierro & Trauma II vs Oficial 911 & X-Fly and Golden Magic & Hijo de Pirata Morgan in a relevos suicidas match

Todo x El Todo: 2013-12-22
taped 2013-11-30 @ Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
Seeding coin toss
1) Villano III & Villano IV vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan in a tournament semifinal Ruleta de la muerte torneo match
2) Cien Caras Jr. & Máscara Año 2000 vs Angel Blanco Jr. & Höruz in a tournament semifinal Ruleta de la muerte torneo match
3) Angel Blanco Jr. & Höruz vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan in a tournament final Ruleta de la muerte torneo match
4) Angel Blanco Jr. vs Höruz hair vs mask
El Hijo del Santo temporary retirement speech
5) El Hijo del Solitario vs LA ParkDr. Wagner Jr.

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-12-23
taped 2013-12-19 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragoncito De Oro & Mini Multifacetico vs Bracito De Plata & Piratita Morgan


Todo x El Todo: 2013-05-05/2013-05-12

Piratas > fish man

taped 2013-04-27 @ Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Golden Magic & Poseidon (TxT): GOOD. Really strong opener early; Golden Magic and Hijo del Pirata were really fun on the mat and near the end. Poseidon didn’t look as good, but he was sure up for taking whatever crazy move the Piratas want to have. Piratas have terrible moonsault aim. Pirata Jr. was just okay, as usual. Turnaround spot being from a reversed headscissors cradle is at least different, but the tecnicos needed a hotter follow up on it to get the crowd back. The crazy Pirata offense kind of lost the crowd because it went so long, and the tecnicos really didn’t get in much before it was even and then rudo dominated again. Crowd didn’t want to see these guys do a ton of near falls, but did cheer after the finish.


Golden Magic plancha

Esther Moreno & Rossy Moreno vs Chik Tormenta & Diosa Maya: OK/GOOD. Much better than than the average CMLL’s women match this year; solid and actually gooda t some points. I haven’t seen a lot of Chik Tormenta and maybe no Diosa Maya, but they were enjoyable in this match. Maya didn’t seem as used to being a ruda as Tormenta, but adapted okay. Morenos really ought to be rudas at this point in their careers, but they wanted to do to tencica spots so they did tecnica spots. You could tell this is a different crowd than AAA or CMLL shows, because they would’ve booed the heck of the match after the missed Rossy Moreno bottom rope springboard spot (and resulting confusing.) TxT fans actually cheered here. This turned into everyone just doing Moves at the end, which is not a complaint I usually have in women’s matches.



Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón vs Black Terry, Scorpio Jr., Shu el Guerrero: OK? I had trouble staying interested in this. Trio Fantasia in 2013 are hard to take seriously, and Scorpio Jr. and Shu el Guerrero were both slowed by injuries (or life.) I think the crowd would’ve been perfectly happy with the first fall being the entire match, but did still care when it came to the finish. This was also the third straight undercard match with lots of near falls; they belonged more in this match, but I was ready to move on. The finish really didn’t make sense – Super Muneco pins Shu el Guerrero, rudos claim it was a two count, and so this gets them a title match?


double tornillos

Rayman & Saruman vs Dinamic Black & Imposible, Trofeo Angel Blanco tournament semifinal match : only go the last few minutes of this one but it looked exciting, as should be expected with thru (then) IWRG guys who were working together a lot.

Angel Blanco Jr. & Cien Caras Jr. vs Fuerza Guerrera & Pirata Morgan, Trofeo Angel Blanco tournament semifinal match: Fuerza Guerrera and Pirata Morgan as outgunned tecnicos is an odd look. Both have been around for long and thought of killed as so long that they crowd should automatically root for them, but they’re also still some very hateable rudos and this match set up didn’t play to them at all. It would’ve worked better if their comeback at least was them both being old ornery jerks, but instead Pirata did tecnico spots and looked old. This was just a match to establish the Cien/Angel team as more important and definitely did that.


Rayman cradle suplex

Rayman & Saruman vs Angel Blanco Jr. & Cien Caras Jr., Trofeo Angel Blanco  tournament final match: Both the complete matches still were joined in progress of a fight, which felt odd (and like they didn’t have enough time.) This also felt shorter than the other complete semifinal. The match itself was about 8 minutes of annoying move turn taking – I rarely notice it in tag matches as long as it happened here, but it was non stop taking a move, kickout a two, and giving the other guy a move. It annoyed me, but the TxT crowd is the least jaded audience in Mexico and was totally good with it. Finish felt like it came out of nowhere.



Dr. Wagner Jr., El Hijo Del Santo, El Hijo del Solitario vs Derek Sanders, Oliver John, Shaun Ricker: I could see this file was listed as 37 minutes before I even started watching it, and I was hoping for a 15 minute commerical break had been left in for some reason. This is actually closer to 30 minutes and actually fine for the time – they just worked a normal trios match slower and longer than usual. It would’ve been completely fine for me if it ended after one fall and La Migra really never got a lot in considering the length, but the the tencicos did get to do everything they could do. You could definitely find matches which would be better per minute but there was nothing wrong with this. Despite doing this long, C3 edited cut out almost all of La Migra attacking the tecnicos after the match, but left all the tecnicos talking post match.

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ChilangaMask, CMLL in Naucalpan, AAA in Naucalpan

photo by Black Terry Jr.

CHILANGAMASK (SUN) 12/22/2013 Coliseo Coacalco [@terceracaida, Black Terry Jr. (flickr)]
1) Lady Judas b Stephanie Vaquer
Lady Judas replaced Heroina.
2) Silueta b Chik Tormenta
Early on the card so Silueta could make Arena Mexico. Silueta won the battle of Guadalajara luchadoras.
3) Fulgor I b Fulgor II
One beat two in a good match, but Astro Rey Jr. (w/his brother Astro de Plata) challenged Fulgor I. Fulgor I agreed to it as long as Astro Rey put his title on the line. Rey said okay and the commission said okay, so it was on.
4) Fulgor I b Astro Rey Jr. [EdM WELTER]
5) Belial b Mike Segura, Freelance
Young Belial pulls the upset over two veterans.
6) Titán (CMLL) b Aero Boy
Good match.
7) Arkángel de la Muerte b Dinamic Black [FULL HEAVY]
Arkangel is champion. First defense.
8) Magnifico b Arez
Mangifico wins in his home arena.
9) Extreme Tiger b Impulso
10) Ricky Marvin b Tony Rodriguez

This looks like another fun show. Titan pulled off two wins in the same day, but Fulgor pulled off two wins on the same show and won a title. This group is back in January with the Young Bucks.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 12/22/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Fulgor I, Fulgor II, Zurdog b Alfa, Omega, Seiya
Fulgor I won again!
2) Douki & Imposible b Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota
3) Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Dr. Cerebro b Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo
Doc Cerebro and friends challenged for a trios title shot (which they were already getting.)
4) Trauma I, Trauma II, X-Fly b Centvrión, Golden Magic, Veneno
Traumas replaced Puma & Tiger. They feuded with Golden Magic, going after his mask. X-Fly got away with a foul on Veneno.
5) Máscara Púrpura, Negro Navarro, Volador Jr. b Negro Casas, Oficial 911, Súper Nova
Navarro is a tecnico while his sons are rudos, a situation which can’t possibly last. Tecnicos took 2/3. Casas beat Navarro in the third when 911 and Nova turned over a pin, but Volador was able to beat Casas to win the match. Casas claimed he got a shoulder up before three.

This was promoted as standard IWRG shows, but I believe the reality is they’re shows promoted (and paid for) by the same folks who were behind what I was calling the Furor shows. They haven’t really used that name since the first show and there’s no hint of it here, but it’s a solution which keeps everyone happy and allows Arena Naucalpan to host show with both promotions. It probably means the “new season” is more like one CMLL visit every few weeks, but that’s fine. (Half the CMLL people missing the show is not fine, though.)

Fulgor won three matches and a title on the same day. I supposed he went out to the bar to celebrate and got the phone number of every lady in the bar as an encore.

AAA announced their first taping of the year would be in Arena Naucalpan on 01/17. Educated guess on the AAA TV schedule for the next month
12/28: Best of Part 1
01/04: Best of Part 2
01/11: Best of Part 3
01/18: Puerto Vallerta (with maybe UTDN being half psuedo-Part 4 or a lot of travel footage)
01/25: Naucalpan
02/01: Naucalpan part 2?

Terra posted a preview of Friday’s broadcast listing the complete card as airing , but then posted a new one with just the bottom four matches airing.

(I’m more concerned about Atlantis’ vacation – he’s an old man, let him rest! Maybe he snuck in a short one.)

Brazo Jr. talks about spending many Christmas mornings with his brothers and cousins and Brazo uncles. I’m pretty sure Brazo de Plata has previously stated Brazo Jr. is unrelated to the family and just someone who was supposed to pay for the name but ripped the family off. Awkward.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

DJ Spectro has part 4 of the Ultraman bio  and a look back at the November 7, 1975 Arena Mexico show.

La Copa looks back at the year in small Pachuca arena Gym del Valle.

Lucha Libre in Japan

12/22 REINA: Shuri beat La Comandnate [CMLL-REINA INTL]
I thought this was for Shuri (a wrestler from the Philippines who’s name I’m surely spelling wrong)’s REINA World Title, but this was actually for the vacant CMLL title. That makes this luchawiki update declaring this title dead the dumbest thing I wrote on the internet Saturday night.


AAA KDNA (SUN) 12/29/2013 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) ? vs ?
2) ? vs ?
3) ? vs ?
4) Panthro Jr. vs Mini Androide, Atomo, Eclipso, Tequilita, Chakira, Chamaco Gurrola, Ángel Espacial, Destructor [cage, mask, hair]
5) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown vs Machine Rocker & Soul Rocker
6) Texano Jr. vs Psycho Clown [AAA HEAVY]
Texano Jr. is champion. Ninth defense.

Main event should be good and interesting to see what kind of match they have when they’re doing this matchup on a spot show as opposed to a big show.

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