Sombra double world champion, En Busca de un Idolo, Verano de Escandalo preview

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CMLL (FRI) 06/06/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Cancerbero, Raziel, Shigeo Okumura b Magnus, Pegasso, Starman
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Marcela, Princesa Sugheit, Silueta DQ Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
Straight falls, the last when Blanca dropkicked the referee by mistake for the DQ.
3) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo
Guerreros took 1/3, the last when Ultimo Guerrero cleanly won with a Pulpo Guerrero. Post match, Ultimo Guerrero claimed CMLL was just about to give him the date of the mask match with Atlantis.
4) Cachorro DQ Cavernario [En Busca de un Idolo]
Referee Edgar broke up a Cachorro martinete and threatened a DQ. Cavernario took advantage to put on the cavernaria for the submission, but did not let go and was DQed. The two kept fighting after the match, and after Cachorro was judged. Judges this week were Rey Bucanero, Dragon Rojo, Shocker and Tirantes. Cachorro scored a 8, 9, 8, 6. Cavernario scored a 9, 9, 10, 3 – both for 31.
5) Hechicero b Dragon Lee [En Busca de un Idolo]
Hechicero turned a swinging cobra clutch into a cristo camel clutch for the win. Hechicero scored a 10, 9, 10, 8. Dragon Lee scored 9, 9, 10, 9, both for a 37.
6) Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker b La Máscara, Rush, Titán
As with Marco on Sunday, Titan fought aggressively like his Indeseable partners and had no problems. Rudos still took 2/3, the second when the tecnicos got themselves DQed and the third with Negro submitting Rush to a STF. Negro & Shocker demanded a tag title shot. Rush & La Mascara may have accepted, but definitely antagonized the fans.
7) La Sombra © b Volador Jr. © [NWA WELTER, NWA MIDDLE]
Seconds were La Mascara for Volador La Sombra and Titan (strangely given the last match) for Volador Jr. Volador took the first with a backcracker and had the match won in straight falls but Tirantes was too busy dealing with La Mascara to see the pin. La Sombra took fall two with a suplex (Shadow Driver?). La Mascara again distracted Tirantes in the third and Rush dropped Volador with the Rush Driver. Sombra took the pin to win both championships. Sombra is the 6th Historic (or 62nd overall) NWA Welterweight champ, holding the title for the 2nd (or 3rd) time. This was also his 5th defense of NWA Middleweight championship

There’s been plenty of double (and more) champions in CMLL history, but someone holding two NWA singles World (or Historic) Championships at the same time is unprecedented. CMLL is strongly in on the Indeseable trios and they were said a big negative reaction from a large crowd. They’re also apparently unafraid of their audience being distracted by the World Cup. Next week’s the test – the last two matches were designed to get these people back in seven days to see Casas & Shocker give Mascara & Shocker their comeuppance (with Mexico playing earlier in the day.) We’ll find out if it’s working.

Match seemed like it got a lot of time. Hopefully CMLL doesn’t cut it up; this is a good week not to air three matches on Fox Sports.

Cavernario caught a break with this judging panel. Other judging panels have given low marks to those who’ve cost themselves wins no matter what happened before. Only Tirantes reacted that way this time, and that may have saved Cavernario 15 points and his life in this tournament.

En Busca de un Idolo standings
131 Hechicero
113 Dragon Lee
103 Cavernario
102 Cachorro

That’s before the Week 2 polling. It looks a lot like Week 1 polling right now, which would mean +40 for Hechicero, +20 for Dragon Lee and around +13 for the other two.

Hechicero is getting thru. Dragon Lee is probably getting thru if he wins – Cavernario or Cachorro would have to pass him  up in the poll and there’s no sign of them doing it. (The poll’s only being ‘stuffed’ for the top two guys right now; the other two guys are getting something closer to what the vote totals actually would be if there wasn’t the obvious flaw in the polling script.) If Cavernario beats Dragon Lee, then it’s going down to the Week 3 poll voting. Dragon Lee could still finish ahead of Cavernario given his fan poll support, and Cachorro would be in that mix as well with a win.

if CMLL wants to figure out the final early: Hechicero & Dragon Lee win.
if CMLL wants complete chaos: Cachorro & Cavernario win.

Hey, imagine if they did En Busca de un Idolo, but instead of putting the rookies and newbies, they put the top guys into it? It would need a different name, maybe something with a letter and a number, have to work on that part. (It is the CMLL-est thing ever for their best creative move of the year to be “let’s just throw a bunch of guys into singles matches where the results don’t actually matter”.)

If CMLL tells Ultimo Guerrero the date is “never”, that’s still a date, right?

Verano de Escandalo preview

AAA has one of their five major shows tonight in frequent destination Orizaba, Veracruz. Show is listed as starting at 9pm CT. No live broadcast, but results should be on their Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Myzteziz will make his AAA in-ring debut in the main event, teaming with AAA stalwarts Cibernetico & La Parka to take on old rivals Averno & Perro Aguayo Jr. as well as Chessman. The big money matches down the road are Myzteziz versus Averno & Myzteziz versus Perro, which seems to point towards who’s taking the fall. This match is about nothing more than proving Myzteziz is as good (or better) than ever.

The biggest match on the show might be Texano Jr. defending the heavyweight championship versus Psycho Clown. This feud has gone on for about 10 months. AAA’s said to be high on Psycho Clown, so they’ve really got no choice but to have him win the championship tonight. It’d be very tough for him to this long challenge for the title (10 months!), lose in his two defenses and be taken seriously as a potential top guy again. (Given all that’s happened – and the more that hasn’t happened, they probably should’ve just had Psycho Clown win the first time instead of killing all this time just to undo that mistake.) Psycho & Texano could probably have a very exciting title match on their own, but AAA filled it with Hijo del Tirantes rudo referee spots last time (as if they didn’t have confidence in their luchadors) and it’d be a surprise if that didn’t happen again.

The third match of importance on the card is the eight way cruiserweight elimination match for a future AAA Cruiserweight championship. (We think it’ll be a three way with champion Daga and previous title shot winner Aerostar, but no one’s stopped to explain what’s meant to be going on here  – it’s a very much ‘making it up as they go along’ feeling on this bit.) This match should be the best on the show with the lineup: Angelico, Scoria, Australian Suicide, Bengala, Hijo del Fantasma, Fenix, Pentagon Jr., Jack Evans. Might even be one of the best AAA matches of the year if they get enough time. My gut feeling is Bengala gets the win her. He hasn’t seemed quite as good as he was on the indies before coming in, but the allure of Daga versus masked Ricky Marvin (versus Aerostar!) is too strong to pass up.

The rest of the show is kind of filler. La Anarquia versus Mexican Powers will surely end with something terrible happening to Steve Pain. The Relevos AAA is a Relevos AAA. The rudos won the last one on TV, so the tecnicos win this one. Space Cadets teaming against Super Fly, Carta Brava Jr. and Apache will be a good way to open it, and Super Fly needs a win somewhere here if we’re meant to take him seriously.

The big question for the night is ‘what’s the TripleMania main event?’ There are definitely matches AAA could run to fill up Arena Ciudad de Mexico in about 10 weeks time, but they haven’t overtly signaled any match. (It’s the opposite of CMLL, who signals they’re running about four different Anniversary main events and then may end up doing none of them.) AAA announced the Perro/Cibernetico hair match at the last major show before Rey de Reyes last year and strongly hinted at La Parka/LA Park and LA Park/Mesias in previous years. I think the cage match for control of AAA was made later in 2009, but that was a running storyline and that Rey de Reyes had the debut of Dr. Wagner to set up his title match with Mesias. This is the point in the AAA story where something happens – I have no idea what that is tonight.

Joaquin Roldan tells +LuchaTV that he’s always looking for AAA to have the best luchadors, so they had to get Myzteziz. Myzteziz is very happy to be in AAA, with old rivals and new challenges.

Other Stuff!

AAA says the top 3 matches from Celaya will air on their TV show later today. That leaves the women’s #1 contender’s match surprisingly off of TV for now – maybe it’ll turn up on YouTube later in the week? They may have other priorities today.

Amapola says felt she was getting stagnant, so winning the CMLL-REINA International title was what she needed. She hopes to break her world title defense record.

Doradafan has highlights of 04/26/14 CMLL

Rob has highlights of 03/11/14 CMLL.

Vangellys puts up his hair in Oaxaca versus Challenger Jr. this Sunday.

Diamante resurfaces – against Ultimo Guerrero and Misterioso back in la Laguna.

Segunda Caida reviews Week 6 of En Busca de un Idolo, finds the one good Super Halcon match.

Lineups

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CMLL (FRI) 06/13/2014 Arena México
1) Black Panther & Starman vs Akuma & Espiritu Negro
2) Acero, Astral, Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Blue Panther, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
4) Cavernario vs Dragon Lee [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Hechicero vs Cachorro [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Super Porky vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
7) La Máscara & Rush © vs Negro Casas & Shocker [CMLL TAG]
Rush & La Mascara’s first defense.

Hmm, wonder what’s supposed to be the big singles feud in the main event. It’s subtle!

Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero again in the semimain. Maybe Ultimo Guerrero will be able to reveal the day of the week the mask match will happen.

Tercera should be good (and means Dragon Rojo is in the house to be a judge.) Minis match might be good. Akuma’s been better of late in the openers.

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Myzteziz, double title match tonight

Where did the name Myzteziz come from? AAA says it’s a combination of Mistico and Genesis. Joaquin explained AAA only used the Mistico name to build interest in him but never planned on using it permanently. It sounds like AAA feels they used the Mistico in safe, legal ways, but using that name and mask on the Verano de Escandalo seems like it’s going to end up getting AAA in trouble. I’m surprised they didn’t replace that poster from their website with a new one with the correct name.

Myzteziz said he will still wrestle on indy show as Sin Cara. He believes he legally owns the Sin Cara name, and may gave it to one of his brothers if he sticks with the Myzteziz name. (Please don’t do that.) +LuchaTV has a video interview with Mytzteziz and R de Rudo has footage of the press conference. The logo and font AAA is using for the name is stylish.

AAA actually announced two dates for Ring & Rock StAArs 2 and the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. They’ll be there first from July 4th to 6th, and then against September 5th and 6th. That second one should be after AAA’s started taping in the US; some of the group may need a few day vacation at a resort hotel at that point. Cibernetico, Sexy Star, Silver King, Angelico, Taya, Elegido, Pentagon Jr., Jack Evans, Hijo del Fantasma, Steve Pain, Daga, Mascarita Sagrada, Fenix, and Faby Apache are listed as appearing.

Today’s CMLL show is headlined by a rare championship versus championship match, though it’s not a rare face off between the two champions. Sombra puts the NWA Historic Middleweight Championship on the line versus Volador Jr. and his NWA Historic Welterweight Championship, with the idea that one of the rivals will end up with both belts at the end of the night. That’s not what has happened

1983-10-28 Arena México: Sangre Chicana © DRAW Ringo Mendoza © [NWA LH, UWA LH]
1991-12-15 Pista Arena Revolución: Lizmark © DRAW Jerry Estrada © [NWA LH, CMLL LH]
2014-06-06 Arena México: Volador Jr. © vs La Sombra © [NWA WELTER, NWA MIDDLE]
(db 80s/90s results have more holes than Swiss cheese, but you get the idea)

CMLL has champions versus champions matches every year – it’s the CMLL Universal tournament – but this one might go a bit longer. CMLL’s preview of the show points out Rush & La Mascara are likely to get involved, and a double disqualification finish seems the most likely outcome. Should be a fun time to get there.

The rest of the card is pretty packed as well. This appears to be a CMLL’s attempt at running a major show right before the World Cup is all anyone talks about. (CMLL’s not promoted it as such, because it’s CMLL, and it’s running against Mexico/Portugal so it probably won’t work too well.) Titan has a rough night. He’s stuck teaming with the disagreeable Rush & La Mascara, and he’s also booked in San Luis Potosi tonight. Not sure how that’s going to work. The two En Busca de un Idolo matches are Cavernario vs Cachorro and Hechicero vs Dragon Lee. Cachorro and Hechicero figure to win to get the whole field to 1-1. Cachorro has to win to keep any chance of advancing. Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis are pushed down to the tercera, los Princesas continue feuding in the second match. The overfilled card puts Raziel and Cancerbero all the way in the opener – how unlikely to see those two men in a primera!

LuchaMania Monterrey says Hechicero will be on the 07/05 show. Opponent to be announced.

Segunda Caida watches Dr. Wagner Jr. & Marco Corleone vs Atlantis & Último Guerrero and 05/10 Lucha Azteca.

El Hijo del Santo’s column is basically about how people are unfair to him so he’s unfair right back. Santo, in the middle of a union pitch, writes Marisela and Dorian “los más grandes explotadores y asesinos de la lucha libre” who should be using their money not in lawsuits (against him) but on a legal team to bail Charly Manson out of jail. His column is preempted for the World Cup the next few weeks, so Santo did a fine job of getting in many columns of grouching at one time.

Viva el Hoy (Chicago) has an interview with El Hijo del Santo. He won’t like it, they list his name in first paragraph. Hijo del Santo says he’s planning his farewell show for August. If that happens, and Santo’s timelines are iffy at best, that sets up for a very busy month. CMLL has their show on 08/01, TripleMania is said to be 08/17 and Santo’s show would be somewhere along the same time. The article says Santo is actually in Chicago this Sunday for a similar conversation; maybe I’ll make it out there, though it does look like a limited amount of tickets are available.

Laredo Kid is wrestling for the kids.

Lucha Libre in Japan

06/06 NJPW: Matt Jackson b Mascara Dorada [BOSJ, match 7]
Mascara Dorada finished 3-4, like every CMLL wrestler in a tournament ever. Mascara Dorada is on the opener of the tour ending show, as always. At least I don’t have to give NJPW money.

Lineup

IWRG (SUN) 06/15/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Terry, Imposible, Metaleon vs Guerrero Mixtico, Hip Hop Man, Tony Rivera
2) Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, Pantera vs Astro Rey Jr., Canis Lupus, Eterno
3) Apolo Estrada Jr. & El Hijo del Diablo © vs Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 [IWRG IC TAG]
Gringos VIP are champions, first defense.
4) Máscara Sagrada, Relámpago, Súper Nova vs Demon Clown, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Hijo De Dos Caras vs LA Park & Pirata Morgan

Dos Caras Sr. will be honored on the show. The poster says the luchadors will be giving away their masks after their matches; I’m not sure how that works but it sounds pleasant. Not idea if Astro Rey Jr. is meant to be a tecnico or rudo here – his last four appearances are tecnico, rudo, tecnico, rudo.

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06/20 AAA TV Lineup (Puebla)

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06/20 lineup

AAA TV (FRI) 06/20/2014 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Puebla
1) Faby Apache, Ludxor, Venum vs El Apache, Mamba, Sexy Star
2) Aerostar, Alebrije, Niño Hamburguesa vs Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr., Súper Fly
3) Australian Suicide, Drago, Joe Lider vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
4) Angélico, Electroshock, Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pentagón Jr.
5) ?, Cibernético, Psycho Clown vs Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Zorro

Air Date: 06/28.

Found again on the Aerostar Fan facebook. Someone’s going to get a stern word in the morning.

Zorro’s disappeared for almost this entire cycle – just appearing on the show after Rey de Reyes. Not sure why, but he’s back here. The tecnico surprise is probably really Myzteziz this time. 

Fourth and third mix up some of the usual midcarder. Semimain has Fenix and Fantsama again, so they’ll get to fight even if AAA won’t book their title match. Drago hasn’t been around a lot but should be fun against La Anarquia.

Venum and Ludxor are in all the openers. Since they are, some of the guys usually in the openers move up a spot – there the Aerostar/Super Fly feud, which would be two tapings in a row. This Alebrije wrestles primarly in Puebla, which might be why he’s on the show here. He hasn’t been on since lsat summer. He was added to the Mexican Powers then, not sure if he’s still meant to be there.

Next taping is 06/27 in Queretaro. 8 weeks of TV until TripleMania.

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06/06-09 lucha times

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== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: Consejo vs Psycho Circus, another appearance by the mystery guy. I wonder if they’ll start using the name on this TV show or if they had the announcers not even say it since it was going to be a secret for 12 more hours. AAA seemed to be taping a sit down interview to air at some point.

Televisa has the World Cup. It doesn’t appear to affect the AAA show (so far!) but there’s no UTDN airings next week.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Premier episode airs at 7pm on Saturday (right against C3 frustratingly.) Indeseable vs Casas, Shocker, Volador.

52MX: Too many matches, and two Indeseable matches.

Claro: Titan/Niebla Roja

C3: Angel de Oro’s return. Mascara, Stuka, Valiente vs Mephisto, Terrible, Boby Zavala

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Not listed on the schedule – back on Monday again? Volador/UG, whenever.

Lucha Azteca: Atlantis, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs La Sombra, Rush, Último Guerrero

Terra Friday: Cavernario vs Cachorro, Hechicero vs Dragon Lee, plus Guerreros vs Atlantis and Princesa vs Princesa.

Terra Sunday: Atlantis, Máximo, Rush vs Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: Atlantis & LA Park vs Satánico & Último Guerrero?

IWRG (LAS/AYM): Dr. Wagner Jr., Grond XXX, Hijo De Dos Caras vs Demon Clown, Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

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Myzteziz, Fuerza Guerrera/Golden Magic, Mistico on Mistico

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At a press conference to talk about the upcoming AAA show at the Hard Rock Casino in Puerto Vallarta, AAA introduced Mistico/Sin Cara as a newly contracted AAA luchador under a new name: Myzteziz. He’s got a new outfit, which has a few elements of his old ones.

The name appears to be pronounced Miztiz, though we’ll be hearing it often to be sure. One easy way to remember how to spell the name: slam your head on your keyboard, and you’re there. It seems way too complicated, just ugly to the eye and one people are going to struggle to remember, but maybe they’ll get it over on TV.

AAA owns it in Mexico – check expediente numbers 1483972, 1483974, and 1483976, all filed back on 05/08 – but not yet in the US. Myzteziz said he’d still be using Mistico/Sin Cara on non-AAA shows, so he hasn’t really fixed his long term issue if he ends up falling out with AAA. Though he may have more problems than a name if he falls out with AAA.

(The Ring & Rock 2 show is happening July 4th thru July 6th. AAA tapes in Xalapa on 07/03, so the show is unlikely to be a taping this time around.)

IWRG (WED) 06/04/2014 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Black Angel (IWRG) & Fly Boricua b Black Niko & Voltar
Main shows debuts for all except Niko.
2) Matrix Jr. & Muerte Infernal b Aramis & Sky Ángel
Aramis’ debut. Muerte Infernal’s first match since 2011 (so it could be a new one.)
3) Anubis Black & Zurdog b Látigo & Metaleon
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Guerrero Mixtico, Hip Hop Man, Tony Rivera
5) Bombero Infernal, Canis Lupus, Fuerza Guerrera b Black Terry, Golden Magic, Relámpago
straight falls for the rudos, Fuerza catching Golden in a submission by surprise. Golden Magic, the champion, demanded Fuerza Guerrera face him in a title match.

Fuerza Guerrera blew off the idea of a title match in a post match interview, but did sound like he’d do a super libre one.

CMLL Informa had Angel de Oro, surly La Sombra and Volador Jr. on last night. Angel de Oro talked about his return, while Sombra and Volador each talked about Friday’s title match (though Sombra was more into getting over his new character.) The show ended with Mistico being brought out to repeat the message from the end of the last show – this is the real and only Mistico, and anyone else using that name is fake. It feels like watching a totalitarian regime try to change history, except if the regime had no power at all.

Last night’s Tercera Caida had a lot of highlights and Aeroboy as guest. They talk to Aeroboy for 20 more minutes after the show, and they’re giving away a t-shirt.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of July 2001 CMLL.

Kratoz, Erik Ortiz, Tony Rodriguez and Kaientai in a four way match has been added to the LuchaMania show.

An interview with Olimpico mentions his son, Exodia, had four unsuccessful operations on his leg after his injury.

Capitan Furia kept the Mexico City Heavyweight Championship in San Luis Potosi over Maligno

An English language story about El Angel (de Mazatlan)’s retirement show.  A fun time was had by all.

Rossy Moreno, Lady Apache, and Martha Villalobos‘ new luchadora charity foundation will be officially formed on Monday.

CMLL press release on Los Indeseables.

SuperLuchas thinks about a lucha libre draft, or at least lucha libre transfer fees.

Random interview with La Jarochita. There’s more AAA interviews on the same channel.

Discovery and friends were putting on matches at Chicago restaurant conference.

Lucha Libre in Japan

06/05 NJPW: BUSHI b Mascara Dorada [BOSJ, match 6]
Dorada drops to 3-3. He’s kind of alive – if there’s a big tie, he would be part of it – but he’s probably done. He’s got a match with Matt Jackson tomorrow to wrap up his block, and then will get in a tag match on the 8th.

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06/04 AAA TV Results (Celaya)

AAA TV (WED) 06/04/2014 Explanada de las Antiguas Instalaciones de la Feria, Celaya, Guanajuato [AAA]
1) Aerostar, Ludxor, Venum b Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan
Aerostar beat Carta Brava Jr. with a top rope huracanrana
2) Taya Valkyrie b Sexy Star, La Jarochita, La Magnifica, Mary Apache, Cinthia Moreno, Sexy Lady [Reina De Reinas, #1 Contenders]
Order of elimination: Cinthia Moreno (La Magnifica), Sexy Lady (Sexy Star), La Jarochita (La Magnifica), Sexy Star (La Magnifica & Mary Apache), La Magnifica (Mary Apache), Maya Apache (Taya Valkyrie), leaving Taya as the winner. Taya faces Faby Apache at some future date.
3) Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain b Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa
Daga submitted Crazy Boy with the mata leon. Crazy Boy went out on a stretcher.
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown © b Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr. [AAA TRIOS]
Monsther Clown beat Silver King. The Psycho Circus 7th defense (and 5th versus Consejo)
5) Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Parka Negra b Cibernético, La Parka, Monsther Clown
Averno again was the rudo surprise. Monsther Clown was the exciting tecnico surprise, and he unsurprisingly lost to Averno. As on the Chiapas tapings, Eterno & Steve Pain ran in after the match only for The Mystery Luchador to make the save and clear the ring. He wore a Sin Cara mask this time.

Air Date: 06/07 – it’s going to be a quick turnaround.

Still no name for Mistico/Sin Cara, which means the bizarre situation where everyone knows who the “mystery” guy is except storyline AAA continues on. Even the guy who possibly made the decision not to refer to this man by name can refer him to by name, but only on Twitter and not if he turns up on screen again. Things like AAA sneaking in a “sin rostro” reference and Ciberentico doing comedic Twitter monologues trying to solve the mystery are amusing, but it’s a bit absurd that no one would put a name to him after three straight weeks of this. This is AAA slow playing a storyline, as usual, and the feedback on Twitter and Facebook was a bit mocking AAA for not advancing that small issue. Maybe they’ll get to it on Verano de Escandalo.

Maybe there needs to be another reference instead of “Misterioso Luchador”, because the entire point of using this man is he’s the least mysterious and one of the most well known luchadors in the country. His reasons for being there are being presented as mysterious, but he is not.

Showing up in the Sin Cara mask suggests Mistico/Sin Cara’s bit in Arena Neza about wanting to be Sin Cara may have been planned, or at the very least was smoothed over after the fact. AAA let him be Sin Cara, after all.

Unsure why AAA couldn’t just put another person on the bus to Celaya instead of having Monster Clown work twice. They’ve been doing that with the mystery person bit and it doesn’t really help anything.

Psycho Clowns winning the trios titles sure suggests they’re not breaking or replacing Psycho Clown any time soon, but again this is a promotion that can go months without title matches anyway – Psycho Circus can be champions without really teaming that much.

I dunno what the deal is was with Daga, but it sure doesn’t appear there’s any problems now. They’re even making sure not to use him as Pain/Eterno cannon fodder at the end of the show.

No hint as to where Taya gets a title shot. There about 10 weeks until TripleMania. They could wait all the way to then – for Taya/Faby and Daga/Aero/? – but a one on one midcard match would seem out of place on recent TripleManias.

Next taping is 06/07, Verano de Escandalo in Orizaba.

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great match roundup, week of 2014-05-10

Great/Excellent matches

AAA on UTDN: 2014-05-15
taped 2014-05-02 @ Centro de Convenciones, Minatitlán, Veracruz
Angélico & Jack Evans © vs Daga & Steve Pain for the AAA World Tag Team Championship – GREAT

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-05-10
taped 2014-05-02 @ Arena México
Cachorro vs Dragon Lee in a En Busca de un Idolo match – GREAT

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-05-10
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-10

Matches To Watch Later

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-05-11
taped 2014-05-07 @ Arena Naucalpan
Golden Magic & Relámpago vs Canis Lupus & Eterno:

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