Amapola keeps her title, ChilangaMask in Monterrey, UG vs Wagner after all?

CMLL (SUN) 10/26/2014 Arena México [@therealfredo, CMLL]
1) Flyer & Sensei b Camorra & Inquisidor Flyer & Sensei vs Camorra & Inquisidor, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3 in a bad match.
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Metatrón, Star Jr. DQ Cholo, Metálico, Ramstein Hombre Bala Jr., Metatron, Star Jr. vs Cholo, Metalico, Ramstein, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3, Cholo pulled Star Jr.’s mask for the DQ.
3) Hombre sin Nombre, Puma, Tiger b Black Panther, Cachorro, Tritón Black Panther, Cachorro, Triton vs Hombre sin Nombre, Puma, Tiger, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Amapola © b Makoto [REINA INTL] Amapola u00a9 vs Makoto [REINA INTL], on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Amapola took 1/3 to keep the title. Amapola’s third defense.
5) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Titán b Felino, Gran Guerrero, Pólvora Blue Panther, Super Porky, Titan vs Felino, Gran Guerrero, Polvora, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. b Mephisto, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Mephisto, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3, Niebla sneaking in a foul on Volador.

I have not seen a second of this but the reviews of Makoto/Amapola were not positive.

CMLL (SUN) 10/26/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Yaqui b El Tapatío
2) Reycko b Thunder Boy
3) Demonio Maya & Demonio Rojo b Exterminador & Leo
Rudos took 2/3
4) Omar Brunetti b Rey Trueno
5) Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. DQ Cavernario & Maléfico
Tecnicos took 1/3, when Cavernario fouled Cometa in the third.
6) La Sombra & Rush b Euforia & Terrible
Tecnicos took 2/3.

Cometa & Cavernario set up their match for next week.

No IWRG results yet, but the Oficials kept the tag team titles over the Ninja Turtles. Mask/hair challenges followed.

Dr. Cerbero beat Caifan and Black Terry went to a draw with Hechicero in the two big singles matches from last night’s ChilangaMask show. Both were said to be very good. Results from TerceraCaida are here; I’ll go over them again after LuchaMania posts their report

Ultimo Guerrero was listed for weeks as challenging Dr. Wagner for the IWL title in Merida yesterday. Ultimo Guerrero was asked about the match by Fuego en el Ring and straightforwardly said he was not going to be in Merida. Yesterday in Merida, Dr. Wagner Jr. faced…Ultimo Guerrero. Wagner won by DQ when UG fouled him in the third. There’s no pictures of Guerrero and the only report is by the newspaper who was heavily involved in promoting the show, so something strange might have been going on – something strange definitely went on here, I guess that part is for sure.

Ultimo Guerrero helps defend the trios titles tonight in Puebla. It’s the Guerreros versus Atlantis, Valiente and Maximo. A title change is not impossible, but unlikely.

Sangre Azteca told Fuego en el Ring he was originally expecting to be out at least a year after his knee injury, but they found it was not as bad during the operation and he’s hoping to return by the end of the year. He’s back to walking without assistance and returning to training.

On this week’s MLW Radio, Konnan confirms Hugo Savinovich is one of the announcers for Lucha Underground on El Rey. AAA wanted him on that broadcast. Konnan also mentioned Lucha Underground had him do promos in English for El Rey and then again in Spanish for Unimas.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of 07/01/14 CMLL.

This week’s Super Libre had Flash & Espectro Jr. as in studio guests.

Segunda Caida reviews 10/18/14 Uprising: Lucha Libre and a review of Cachorro versus Virus.

Tigre Rojo Jr. beat Toro Bill Jr. in a bloody match in Puebla.


Polvora replaces Vangellys on Sunday.

CMLL (SUN) 11/02/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Dr. Frezzer vs Relampago Azul
2) El Divino & El Ídolo vs Jocker & Thunder Boy
3) Leo & Virgo vs Demonio Maya & Magnum
4) Tritón vs Mr. Trueno [lightning]
5) Rey Cometa vs Bárbaro Cavernario
6) Titán & Volador Jr. vs Mr. Águila & Pierroth

That’s a challenging main event. Semimain is the hair match rematch.

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answering basic Lucha Underground questions

What is Lucha Underground?

Lucha Underground is a new wrestling promotion and a TV show of the same name. The promotion is lucha libre themed while also including wrestlers from the US. Mexican promotion AAA (which stands for “AAA”), reality TV producer Mark Burnett and El Rey founder Robert Rodriguez are among those collaborating on the product.

The television show is a weekly one hour show. There are definite plans for more than that down the line, but those plans are well down the line. One hour a week is all they’re asking from you for now.


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who’s who in Lucha Underground

Lucha Underground is a combination of Mexican and US influences and appropriately enough combines wrestlers who’ve mostly wrestled in the United States and Mexico. Those worlds have largely been kept separate until now, so fans are probably familiar with one group or the other but not both. El Rey’s site has helpful pictures; I just have helpful text.


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Lucha Underground match listings (season 1, ongoing)

This is a listing of the matches expected to air in Lucha Underground. This is somewhat spoilerish. There are no results listed, and the details of the title tournament and following title defenses are kept vague to avoid giving those away, but future TV lineups do imply finishes on prior shows. If you want to go knowing nothing, close the window now.

(Full results are available elsewhere on this site.)

Schedule order is based on the tapings. Everything was taped in order, but there’s always time to change the matches – this is the best guess on what info is publicly available. The schedule has changed a couple times already and will possibly change again; I’ll update when information becomes available.

All air dates are based on the El Rey airing. All shows air on Unimas (Saturday, 4pm ET) 3 days later.


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Barbaro beats Impulso in ChilangaMask, AAA in Tijuana, Fantastica Mania 2015

AAA BSW (FRI) 10/24/2014 Auditorio Fausto Gutiérrez, Tijuana, Baja California [Masked Republic, The Gladiatores]
Attendance: 5000
1) Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma © b Peter Avalon & Ray Rosas [CWFH TAG]
recapped as a title change, though Yuma & Goodtime are current champions.
2) Enfermero Jr. & Memo Velazquez DQ King Azteca & Rubi Gardenia
Enfermero faked a foul. Hair match challenged followed.
3) Arandú b TJ Boy, Extreme Tiger, Nicho el Millionario [Copa Barney]
Nicho showed up before the match and demanded to be added. They said OK. Match ended with TJ Boy putting Nicho thru plywood and Arandu giving Tiger a piledriver on a chair to win. Joe Lider came out to award the trophy while talking about promoter Barney, then he and the Perros del Mal beat up everyone in the match.
4) Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr. b Angélico & Jack Evans
Pentagon Jr. replaced Daga.
5) Averno, Chessman, Cibernético b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Hell Brothers took 2/3, Cibernetico chokeslamming Monster Clown.
6) Blue Demon Jr., El Patrón Alberto, La Parka b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Texano Jr., Villano IV
Tecnicos took 2/3. Perro fouled Alberto, Alberto fouled Perro back and put him in the armbar for the win.

Masked Republic had the 5000 number, which is really good for that building at this point.

Chilanga Mask (SAT) 10/25/2014 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México [Estrellas del Ring, Tercera Caida]
1) Astro Rey Jr., Benji Maverick, Psico Kid b Karma, Kronoz, Oficial 911 and Electro Boy, Fly Warrior, Karma
Karma & Kronoz replaced Oficial 911 & Kastigador. Astro Rey’s team is Los Guardianes de la Galaxia.
2) Atomic Star & Trauma I b Arez & Belial
Atomic Star replaced Steve Pain.
3) Negro Navarro & Trauma II b Black Terry & Rey Hechicero highlights (posted by +LuchaTV)
Trauma II replaced I. Very good match. Everyone raised each other’s hands after and Terry and Hechicero faced off leading into their singles match on Sunday.
4) Keira b Arez
Keira, scheduled against a mystery opponent, mystery opponent didn’t show, so Keira challenged Arez for a rematch from the Lucha Memes show. Arez accepted, and Keira beat him this time. Oficial 911 & Oficial AK-47 attacked Arez after the match, Belial made the save. This set up Oficials vs Indystrongtibles/Keira in a cage for the 12/21 Coacalco show.
5) Fulgor I & Fulgor II b Fly Star & Toxin Boy and Aero Boy & Herodes Jr.
Street fight, which went out into the street and the parked cars for a time.
6) Bárbaro Cavernario b Impulso
No Impossible. Very good match. Both men did their top rope splashes to the floor and Impulso tried to beat Bararo with his caverneria before Barbaro won after a series of near falls.

+LuchaTV has highlights of Terry/Hechicero vs Trauma/Navarro (linked up there) as well as post match interviews with Impulso and Barbaro CavernarioThey’re headed to Arena Solidaridad today.

REMINDER: Daylight savings time has started in Mexico. The CMLL on Terra show will start one hour later than usual this week only. (Also, I may not be able to get that show up until Monday and there’s unlikely to be another news update until then – though I may just put up some Lucha Underground stuff instead.)

NJPW officially announced the Fantastica Mania 2015 tour on Saturday’s show. (Video promo.) It’s been expanded again, now to a six show tour.

01/13 – Body Maker Coloseum, Osaka
01/14 – Takamatsu City Gymnasium – new stop
01/15 – KBS Hall, Kyoto
01/17 – Shinkiba 1st Ring, Tokyo
01/18 & 01/19 Korakuen Hall

CMLL announced Barbaro Cavernario (as En Busca de un Idolo winner) and Ultimo Guerrero as among the 15 wrestlers scheduled for the show. Okumura can safely be assumed to be another of the 15 (and it’s my impression Kamaitachi will not be one.) Those people going will probably be off main CMLL shows from Friday the 9th all the way to Friday the 23rd. It’s unclear how many of the shows will be available to watch over the internet: NJPW’s deal with uStream has gone away and they haven’t signed with anyone new with easy US access yet, but there is a Japanese language site called nico nico which is doing iPPV for some of the shows (and this may all change between now and January so we can figure out then.)

Saturday’s NJPW show is on DailyMotion. Mascara Dorada’s tag match is here, Fuego’s match is here.

+LuchaTV posted both Keira vs Arez from the Lucha Memes show and Xtreme Tiger vs Barbaro Cavenrario, which I’ve heard good things about, from the Cara Lucha show

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

SuperLuchas #535 has WWE in Mexico coverage.

Kcidis draws a Lucha Hipster.


IWRG (WED) 10/29/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko vs Power Bull
2) Alfa & Omega vs Capitán Muerte & Hip Hop Man
3) Golden Magic, Metaleon, Sky Ángel vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star
4) Imposible © vs Dragón Celestial [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible’s fifth defense
5) Kenshi Kabuki, Relámpago, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno

They got to the title match quick, but it should be a good one. A card very heavy on IWRG regulars and trainees, as Wednesday cards have tended to be.

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Ingobernables embarass Guerreros, ChilangaMask

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 10/24/2014 Arena México
1) Disturbio & Guerrero Negro Jr. b Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr.
2) Estrellita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit b La Comandante, Makoto, Narumiya
3) Ephesto, Hechicero, Mephisto b Delta, Dragon Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Hechicero and Maya faced off a lot.
4) Máximo b Rey Escorpión [lightning]
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys b Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr.
6) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero DQ La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
La Mascara and La Sombra held Ultimo Guerrero so Rush coudl give him the biggest possible foul to end the match

CMLL posted the Stellar Moments for the week. There’s also a video promo for next week, and next week’s poster.

AAA’s already posted today’s TV show. As a surprise, a previously unmentioned dark match Atomicos match is airing as the opener on the TV. Rob had a theory, which I then stole, that the Myzteziz/Mesias vs Averno/Fantasma match may have been deemed not good enough to air because of the bad rain during the match. (Clips of that aired this week in Tercera Caida.) We’ll know for sure next week.

ChilangaMask has back to back loaded shows this weekend, starting today at 4pm in Coliseo Coacalco (Black Terry & Hechicero vs Trauma I & Negro Navarro among other matches) and continuing Sunday in Arena Solidaridad (Caifan vs Dr. Cerbero, other matches and a surprise CMLL vs Monterrey match) +LuchaTV has posted Keira vs Arez from the last show to promote today’s event in Coacalco and Fuego en el Ring has an interview with Fly Star.

DTU’s press conference announced only the locations for their 7th Anniversary tour, tough they teased some of the matches. They’re running seven shows for the seventh year: Xalapa on 12/04, Rio Blanco on 12/07, and then TBD for Tulancingo, Poza Rica, Arena Queretaro, Arena Roberto Paz, and a seventh city TBA.

Terra will reair the Ultimo Guerrero vs Atlantis mask match on Thursday at 4pm. The preview says they’ll just be airing the mask match and not the entire show. They did a similiar reair last year.

Wednesday’s show in Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi is being billed as the last show there (though I think they may mean the last show for the current promotion and they’re not closing down quite yet.)

Hijo del Fantasma is proud of his title defenses and his body.

A new promotion is starting in Arena Aficion on 11/25.

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11/17 AAA TV Lineup (Leon)

AAA TV (MON) 11/17/2014 Domo de la Feria, Leon, Guanajuato
1) ? & ?? vs ??? & ????
2) Dinastía & Mini Drago vs Mini Murder Clown & Mini Psycho Clown
3) Bengala, Drago, Faby Apache vs Demon Rocker, Joe Lider, Taya Valkyrie
4) Aerostar & Australian Suicide vs Pentagón Jr. & Súper Fly
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
6) Fénix & Myzteziz vs Angélico & Jack Evans and Robbie E & Zema Ion
7) El Mesías & El Patrón Alberto vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano Jr.

Air Date: 11/22 and 11/29 – this appears to be a two show taping, which is a mild surprise given how many tapings they’ve got lined up in a short time.

A couple rematches from Heroes Inmortales, including the main event. It seems to me that if you just had to beat Alberto quickly to build up suspense for Guerra de Titanes, it would’ve been just as easy to do it in Leon as it would’ve been in SLP where it wouldn’t have be as damaging to Alberto. AAA did what they did, so now I’m confused why they’d bother doing the match again. Texano beating Alberto or Alberto beating Texano seems counter productive (both ought to be protected from now until the 7th.) Maybe something with Mesias and Perro?

Semimain has the tag champs in Jack & Angelico. It’s listed as non-title

Robbie E & Zema Ion (going five years and one name change between AAA appearances) are in from TNA but likely not booked thru TNA. TNA wrestlers are free until January to book themselves wherever they want as long as they’re not broadcast in the US, and AAA fits that. AAA had previously said they were done working with TNA after Jarrett had left, so that’s another reason to believe the wrestlers worked this out on their own. (In more positive promotional alliance news, this week’s WON mentioned AAA is talking to Wrestle-1 about working together.)

The last foreign tag team to come in to face Jack & Angelico got multiple vignettes (mostly on the website), had one match, and were never spoken about again. Zema Ion’s own previous appearance – as Shiima Xion – seemed to be cut shorter than it was intended to be. It seems like decent odds he and current Amazing Race participant Robbie E will be around a little longer this time – with another taping on five days later, it’s probably worth keeping them around a few more days to get two shows out of the flights.

The Myzteziz & Fenix team follows up on Myzteziz praising Fenix after the Copa Pena tournament. AAA seems to want to use Myzteziz to get over their younger guys – this may be the start as Fenix as La Sombra.

Psycho Circus versus the Hell Brothers should led into a trios title match. It’s tougher to pinpoint exactly when these matches will happen; AAA will need a main event for Guerra de Titanes, but they’re just as likely to do any important undercard matches on the 11/28 show in DF as on the official year end show. It’s the power of Mexico City (and a way of freeing up some of these guys for other roles on the second show.)

Fourth match on the top combines two of the ongoing midcard mask feuds from this year. We’ve been kind of expecting one or the other or both to have their mask match at the end of the year. Maybe we’ll have a better idea of which one, or perhaps this is a setup to a relevos suicidas where no one will know which one is happening until it does. This match itself should be pretty good.

Faby & Taya continue to feud (rematch at Guerra de Titanes?) Joe and Taya being around early means they’ll be around the main event too. Openers mini match should be fun. Dark match figures to be Bobby Lee Jr. special (he’s seems to always be on the Leon shows as a deal with the commission.)

Next taping is 11/22. Maybe we’ll get that one in five days?

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Guerreros vs Ingobernables, AAA in Tijuana

Low stakes for tonight’s Arena Mexico show. CMLL’s already announced next Friday will be Rush vs Ultimo Guerrero, so tonight’s Ultimo Guerrero, Niebla Roja and Gran Guerrero vs Ingobernables match will feed into that. Best match on the show might be the Delta, Guerrero Maya, Dragon Lee versus Mephisto, Ephesto and Hechicero tercera, which is 50/50 to make TV in any form.

AAA has a loaded show in Tijuana. This is the show Alberto ended up on instead of the WWC ones. He teams with Demon and Parka versus Perro, Texano and Villano IV. Pentagon Jr. says he’s returning from an injury break to be on the card. He wasn’t listed on the original lineup but must be in for Daga. AAA’s talked for years about returning to Tijuana for a taping. The last one there was 2005, and it was a regular stop up until 2001. A good turnout tonight might give them momentum for a bigger show there next year.

Today’s DTU press conference is giving away 30 t-shirts to the first fans who show up.

The WWE employee who allegedly made racist statements and was slapped by Alberto el Patron for them left the company sometime in the last month.

Dorian Roldan gave a presentation about AAA’s move to the US at the Sports Innovation Summit.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, including news on a new promotion planning to run Arena Puebla and Arena Coliseo. I’ve heard of another promotion planning to run Arena Coliseo this year; CMLL used to rent that out for Luchas 2000 shows (who are a sponsor on these) and for Toryumon but hasn’t done it nearly as much in recent years. They are running a non-wrestling function next week: there’s a national televised boxing event on 11/01.

Segunda Caida reviews the Negro Casas & Shocker first title defense and Lucha Azteca 09/06/14. There is another tournament coming in another month, Eric. Do not watch that tournament. It is no good. Go watch lightning matches on CMLL’s YouTube channel or something.

Hijo del Santo was at last night’s NXT tapings: he posted photos with Black Magic and Sin Cara II. Santo Jr. was there as well. They used a couple minis in a skit on the show but I’m not sure which ones.

Camaleon is listed as working in Arena San Francisco tomorrow. He’s been out of action since he was hit by a truck early this year, and was using a cane to help walk as recently as a month ago.

Cachorro is off Twitter for the time being.

Bengala is preparing to run in the Enmascarados Race.

An AAA spot show on 11/15 appears to include the returns of Atomic Boy and La Chiva.

A video feature on the creation of the tiny plastic lucha libre figures.

Hector M. Zepeda made a 29 minute Titan highlight video (mostly focusing on his singles matches.)

Today’s AULL award categories
Revolucion Ruda: Ironia, Discordia, Rey Inmortal, Ave Negra
Revolucion Tecnica: Sky Fly, Shibata, Robin Maravilla Jr.


IWRG (SUN) 10/26/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa, Omega, Sky Ángel vs Anubis Black, Araña de Plata, Atomic Star
2) Metaleon, Mike, Teelo vs Rayan, Spartan, Violencia Jr.
3) Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 © vs Leo & Rafy [IWRG IC TAG]
Oficial are tag champs, second defense
4) Golden Magic, Kenshi Kabuki, Pantera vs Canis Lupus, Pirata Morgan Jr., Universo 2000 Jr. [lumberjack strap]
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Negro Navarro, Toscano vs Demon Clown, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, X-Fly

New champs? Definitely new champions.

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10/25-26 lucha times


Things are happening: Daylight Savings time ends in Mexico on Sunday morning. That means all programming from Mexico will air one hour later than usual for the next seven days. (The US catches up next Sunday.) This week, that primarly affects the Sunday Terra show (which will air at 7pm ET/6pm CT in Mexico), but the Puebla, IWRG and Monterrey airings may also be later than you expect.

(Don’t trust my times the next couple weeks, more than usual.)

Also, on Wednesday, Lucha Underground has a TV show. You may have heard about it.

== AAA ==

Onto the Tlahuelilpan taping, and unsure what will air. I’m guessing Suicide/Evans vs Apache/Lider, Monster/Chessman and Mesias/Myzteziz vs Averno/Fantasma, but AAA will probably say for sure in a day or so.

== Lucha Underground ==

The debut! Blue Demon Jr. vs Chavo Guerrero Jr., Son of Havoc vs Sexy Star and Johnny Mundo vs Prince Puma were taped for episode and have been advertised as airing. Mundo/Puma sounded good, but this is a (rare) show where I’m about as interested in the non-match footage as the in-ring stuff. We’ll know a lot more on Wednesday than we know now.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: Ingoberbanles vs Guerreros, a Thunder match and I’m hoping the Dragon Lee/Kamaitachi match. It’s a 50/50 bet. This show will at 11am again this week, which seems like the first time it’s had the same time slot in back to back weeks in months

Azteca: Copa Junior final, and the start of that same Ingobernables/Guerreros feud.

52MX: Maximo vs Rey Bucanero, GDL locals vs Odiosos

Claro: Diamante Azul vs Shocker and Mexico vs the Rest of the World.

C3: Angel de Oro, Atlantis, Marco vs Rey Escorpion, Shocker and Thunder.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Almost another Ingobernables vs Guerreros match, though with Volador in the mix on the “Guerrero” side.

Terra Sunday: Amapola vs Makota, Azul/Marco/Volador vs Mephisto/Niebla/Negro.

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: reruns

IWRG (LAS/AYM): doing weird things so I dunno, but maybe Diablo/Cerebro

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Diablo defeats Cerebro, Anima I passes away, Dia de Muertos

IWRG (WED) 10/22/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Muerte Infernal b Black Niko
2) Araña de Plata & Atomic Star b Saruman & Sky Ángel
Saruman may be back, but he can’t find a win.
3) Rayan & Spartan b Dragón Celestial & Imposible
Celestial & Imposible had a friendly fire incident which led to their loss and a post match break up. Imposible may be returning to the rudo side.
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, Eterno b Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic, Metaleon
Rudos took 1/3, Canis submitted Azteca for the win.
5) El Hijo del Diablo b Dr. Cerebro © [WWS WELTER]
Golden Magic was Cerebro’s second. Apolo was Diablo’s second and interfering. Hijo del Diablo took 2/3 to win the champion. Dr. Cerebro falls on the first defense. Diablo is the 10th champion since the title came to IWRG…when Cerebro beat Diablo for it back in 2010.

A strong night for evil, especially if they’re getting one more in their ranks. Imposible himself didn’t know why he was a tecnico, but that seems to be coming to an end. Didn’t realize the WWS title had come completely full circle until looking up the title histories; the end game here still seems to be a hair match with those two.

Ciudad Juarez luchador Anima I was shot and killed at his burrito stand on Wednesday. His real name was Jesús Ernesto Malacara Castañeda, and he was 35 years old. Anima I wrestled as recently as last month. No suspect was found; the murder took place during a shift change at the Social Security building where Anima’s stand was located. Anima fought as recently as last month, defending the local Ciudad Juarez tag titles with Anima II against Hijo de Medico Asesino and Pagano. A story about Anima I’s career confirms Anima II & Anima III were his brothers and mentions Anima I left wrestling for years due to an foot injury suffered in a card accident.

CMLL Informa talked to Amapola and the Guerreros about upcoming titles matches, but the big news from the show came from the opening segment, where Julio Cesar Rivera, Miguel Reducino and Olimpico heavily pushed the Dia de Muertos shows. They’re pushing these as the biggest shows since the Anniversary show and announcing the matches much earlier in advance than usual.

CMLL (FRI) 10/31/2014 Arena México
1) Hombre Bala & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Raziel, Virus
3) Máximo, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Cavernario, Felino, Hechicero
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Vangellys
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Thunder
6) Rush vs Último Guerrero

The Rush/UG singles mach seemed like the direction they were heading the last couple of weeks and of course Ultimo Guerrero hinted as much. The other story about that is normal wrestlers in CMLL only know their bookings about a week in advance, while Ultimo Guerrero somehow knew his matches many weeks in advance. But I think we knew Ultimo Guerrero is not a normal wrestler. UG is 2-1 against Rush in normal matches.

The general idea with both of these cards seems to be the rudos (or at least some of the wrestlers) dressing up in scary/Halloween costumes to give the matches a different look. Olimpico had bodypaint on to show what it may look like. I hope Thunder dresses up as Frankenstein (not the luchador.) Olimpico also teased a big surprise for this show. Both of these shows are free for children in costume and this is about the time where Mistico was expected to be back in the ring, and maybe that surprise is reintroducing him in front of a heavy kid’s audience.

Second matches have gotten really good since we’re no longer able to seem them. Tercera also looks good.

CMLL (SUN) 11/02/2014 Arena México
1) Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Mercurio
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs Dallys la Caribeña, La Seductora, Zeuxis
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 [MEX TRIOS]
Peste Negra are champions, 3rd defense
6) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero

First rematch of the mask match in Arena Mexico (though rematches have been billed at small shows.) Atlantis probably isn’t kicking out of the Guerrero Special.

Semimain is the missing trios title match from the Anniversary show, barring any surprise vacations. The Ingobernables shouldn’t lose two title matches in a row at this point, but then they shouldn’t be booked on tecnico sides at this point at they still air so who knows.

Note Hombre sin Nombre and Kraneo are in the ‘wrong’ matches. It looks like Hombre sin Nombre got demoted already and the idea of the new trio may be over before it got going. Morphosis and Olimpico are back in Arena Mexico after a long absence.

TerceraCaida had an all highlight edition of the show, with the Sin Cara interview from the WWE Mexico shows.

AAA hasn’t announced it’s card for 11/17 in Leon quite yet, but Los Psycho Circus revealed they’ll be facing the Hell Brothers in an interview hyping the match. That’s a rematch from Heroes Inmortales.

The NCAA (college sports) in the US will start selling team colored lucha libre style masks. Lucha masks have been showing very occasionally at US sports events for the last few years – there’s always a San Diego Charger fan in a Rey Misterio mask, and it’s always hilarious when they show a Steelers fan wearing a yellow and black mask without knowing it’s a Septiembre Negro mask.

I would classify the Underground Luchadore tumbler as “insanely fired up for Wednesday’s premiere” based on the latest tumblr post. Paul Heyman’s pre-show speech at Barely Legal fired up.

Even more AULL awards
Best Participation In School vs School battles: AULL, IWRG, Konkreto Gym.
Which Team Should Get A Trios Shot: Los Incontenibles (Euro, Filder y Dante), Los Nexos (Psicópata, Casi Muerto y Decadente), Los Insurrectos (Ave Negra, Ironía y Discordia), Los Tigres de Metal (Oro, Plata y Bronce), Los Cadetes del Amor (Angel de la Noche, Angel del Amor y Rey Krystal)

ChilangaMask announced a 12/21 Coliseo Coacalco show, teasing a cage match.

Arena Xalapa is bringing in Dinamitas, Trio Fantasia, Skayde, Black Terry and Shu el Guerrero for their 11/02 Crazy Man/Tigre Cosmico mask match show.

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