Rudy Reyna, Shocker/Marco in Puebla, Occidente Trios tournament, FILL

CMLL (MON) 04/27/2015 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Periodico Enfoque]
1) Espíritu Maligno, Mercurio, Saurón b Asturiano, Meyer, Último Dragoncito
2) Pegasso, Sensei, Soberano Jr. b Policeman, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
Rey Apocalispis returned to the main shows from “a major injury”. He and Toro Bill Jr. are going by “El Batallon de la Muerte.”
3) Hechicero, Tiger, Virus b Blue Panther Jr., Stigma, The Panther
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Máximo, Titán b Bárbaro Cavernario, Ephesto, Mephisto
Maximo beat Mephisto. Maximo’s the world heavyweight champion and challenged for Mephisto’s light heavyweight championship (because all championships mean the same.) Mephisto ignored him.
5) Rey Escorpión, Shocker, Thunder b La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone
Shocker used the ropes to beat Marco.

CMLL’s recap doesn’t mention the title challenge.

CMLL (SUN) 04/26/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Meteoro & Star Black b El Piraña & Guerrero De La Muerte
Debut for Star Black and probably a new Guerrero de la Muerte.
2) Capitan Cobra & Mr. Apolo DCOR Mercenario & Mr. Brisa
Debuts for all. tecnicos dove on to the rudos in the third fall, neither team was able to return in time.
3) El Alteño, El Divino, Linterna Verde Jr. b Évola, Gitano, Thunder Boy
4) El Cuatrero, Joker, Sansón b Forastero, Hijo del Calavera, Magnum [OCCIDENTE TRIOS, tournament]
Magnum had Joker beat, but Sanson distracted the referee and Cuatrero turned over the pin for the win.
5) Furia Roja, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno b Flash I, Flash II, Frezzer [OCCIDENTE TRIOS, tournament]
Sets up a rudo/rudo match in the next round.

I think the Cuatrero/Joker/Sanson team is a slight favorite. Either Capitan Cobra is really old, or he’s a second generation luchador. All those new guys come of as just names on a list, there’s no info on them (or even acknowledgement that they’re new.)

Rudy Reyna passed away Monday morning due to complications from diabetes. LuchaWorld has a great piece about Reyna as one of the first exoticos in Lucha Libre.SuperLuchas, El Pancracio and R de Rudo also have obits.

Pirata Morgan talked to +LuchaTV about his recently deceased brother, El Verdugo.

Fantasma de la Opera’s mother (wife of the original, aunt of Cerebro Negro) passed away.

CMLL’s show tonight in Arena Mexico is headlined by Shocker, Negro Casas, and Vangellys vs Atlantis, Blue Panther and Dragon Lee. They’re hinting towards a Casas/Shocker vs Atlantis/Panther tag title match, but haven’t actually announced anything yet. Tonight’s title match is Princesa Sugehit challenging Narumiya for the CMLL-RENA International championship. Narumiya has a better chance of holding on to her title than Syuri a few weeks ago; it’d be surprise to see two straight Japanese women losing their REINA titles her.

Sky Team defend their trios titles over in Guadalajara against the Guerreros. This should also be a title defense, it’s far too soon for the Sky Team to lose. Marco, Porky, Titan vs Mr. Aguila, Mr. Niebla and Thunder is the semimain match.

Leyendas Inmortales has a (possible) TV taping over in Arena Queretaro. Main event is Canek, Heavy Metal, and Octagon vs Fuerza Guerrera, Psciosis II and Hechicero. There’s a Fantasma vs Mascara Ano 2000 vs Mr. Jack match where mask, hair and title are on the line, so Mr. Jack will probably no longer be champion at the end of the night. Mascara is likely to win it to set up matches with Heavy Metal.

Minor changes on Sunday’s Arena Mexico show: Kraneo in for Ripper, Apocalipsis in for Cholo.

Dr. Wagner Jr. says he’s not working an upcoming show in Puebla, probably the fair show on Thursday.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of ChilangaMask matches: Epydemius vs Super Mega, Black Terry vs Juana la Loca, and Solar vs Aeroboy.

+LuchaTV has a bad fall for a ninja turtle, highlights of the X-LAW Tag Team championship and Aeroboy & Violento Jack talking about their win.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and this week’s PosterMania.

CMLL has highlights of the 04/25 show.

SuperLuchas looks back at Angel Blanco passing away 29 years ago yesterday and Rey Bucanero & Tarzan Boy taking Damian 666 & Mr. Aguila’s hair yesterday.

Segunda Cadia recaps Atlantis/Dandy/Dragon vs Satanico/MS-1/Pirata Morgan and Lucha Underground episode 24.

A documentary about Bolivian luchador El Ciclon debuts today in Buenos Aires.

Lineups

IWRG FILL (THU) 04/30/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Skanda & Soldado De La Muerte vs Canario & Vardeus
2) Charly Boy, Desgarrador, Guerrero 2000 vs Argus, Borego, Chicanito
3) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Black Dragon vs Black Angel, Magnum 44,Vampiro Metálico
4) Blue Monsther, Fresero Jr., Marduk Jr. vs Galaxy, Kanon, Picudo Jr.
5) Araña de Plata, Atomic Star, Dragón Celestial, Dragon Fly, Electro Boy, Imposible, Power Bull, Shadow Boy vs Atomic Fly, Espada de Plata, Fly Star, Kaiser Drago, Komachi, Mini Zumbido, Skiller, Toxin Boy [Copa Higha Power]
FILL (Black Terry) vs Gym Zeuz (Oficial 911)

Blue Monsther appearance, check. Gym Zeuz got involved at the end of the 39th FILL, was part of the cage match on the 40th show, and get their lightning match on the 41st.

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06/01 AAA TV Lineup (Nuevo Laredo)

AAA TV (MON) 06/01/2015 Polyforum La Fe, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
1) El Elegido, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra, Taya Valkyrie
2) Angélico, Jack Evans, Laredo Kid vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Mocho Cota Jr.
3) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs El Mesías, Electroshock, Pentagón Jr.
4) Blue Demon Jr., La Parka, Myzteziz vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
5) El Patrón Alberto & Fénix vs Brian Cage & Texano Jr.

Air Date: 06/13.

Almost the exact same talent list as the show two days prior, with only locals Laredo Kid & Mocho Cota different. This card was posted by Cantu promotions, who uses those two regularly on their Nuevo Laredo AAA shows. This would be Laredo Kid’s first TV appearance since 2011; he’d been in AAA for about six years but was allegedly fired for working on a show across the border with CMLL wrestlers. This probably doesn’t tell us a lot about Laredo’s status with WWE, since AAA also have used Eita and Flamita when they were imminently headed to other places.

Mocho Cota Jr. is believed to be ex-Tigre Cota (it’s his picture they’re using on local posters, neither he or Laredo is on this one) and was last in AAA as part of the Milicia in 2012, disappearing when they dropped that group. Like Laredo, his inclusion here is probably a deal thru the local promoters.

Alberto/Cage didn’t happen in Reynosa, did happen here. Hellbrothers were split among two matches on last week’s show, are together here. Opener is exactly the same people, and the segunda is only changed by those locals being included. Both shows appear to be one week tapings, and maybe they’ll try to mix it up a bit by choosing a unaired match for each show.

The current schedule would mean Verano de Escandalo would air within five days of taking place, which is quicker than usual for a major show of late. Maybe something with the World Cup bumps everything back a little bit, maybe a unlisted dark match ends up on TV to stretch one of these shows a second week

Next taping is unofficially 06/15 in Monterrey, if Copetes can be trusted.

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Chilanga Mask in Coacalco, Cruz keeps title in IWRG

Solar tangling Aero Boy photo by Black Terry Jr.

Chilanga Mask (SUN) 04/26/2015 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del RIng, TerceraCaida]
1) King Star & Nahual b Chacal & Príncipe Azteca
2) Demasiado & Teelo b Chica Ye-Ye & Leo
Teelo bleed from his nose after a dive. Demasiado won the match without him.
3) Super Mega b Epydemius
Super Mega wants a rematch for one of Epydemius’ title.
4) Astro Rey Jr., Benji Maverick, Psico Kid b Fly Star, Toxin Boy, Wasson
Wasson filled in as a Kriminal Boy (for Fly Warrior) and did well, even in a loss.
5) Belial b Arez, Impulso
Impulso’s birthday. Arez suffered a knee injury, was stretchered out after the match. Good match. Belial wants matches with Keira and Black Terry.
6) Black Terry b Juana La Loca
good match
7) Solar I b Aero Boy
Solar had to go deep into the vault of moves to defeat Aeroboy, and gave him credit for his quality in post match.

attendance doesn’t seem as strong as previous shows; maybe too many in a short time or a weaker lineup this time around.

IWRG (SUN) 04/26/2015 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Atomic Star b Magnum 44
No Alfa or Omega, so the scheduled partners faced each other. Atomic won in straight falls.
2) Diosa Atenea & Dowki b Lady Maravilla & Yakuza
Diosa Atenea made her debut, replaced Vanely.
3) Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, Hijo de Mascara Sagrada b Imposible, Rayan, Spector
Dr. Cerbero replaced Freyser and fought Imposible well.
4) Black Terry, Chicano, Veneno b Canis Lupus, Eterno, Hijo del Fishman
Black Terry replaced X-Fly. Eterno was annoyed, since he wanted revenge on X-Fly , and took it out on Terry. Tecnicos took 1/3 anyway.
5) Ricky Cruz © b Pirata Morgan [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Cruz took 1/3 to beat Pirata, submitting him in a anklelock for the win. First defense.

Should air tonight on AYM. Busy day for Black Terry.

Pagano won a multiman hardcore match in the main event of hte Ichiban show. Marcela beat Ludark in the semimain of a three match show that was part of a bigger festival.

Casandro, who suffered a minor stroke which led to a minor car accident last week, wrestled this past Sunday anyway in El Paso. (Casandro won the main event trios.) Magno’s NWA championship was announced as vacant, with the post match challenges hinting at a Hijo del Impostor/Boby Zavala title match.

There are reports Rudy Reyna has passed away. I haven’t seen an article on it yet

Legend Lucha Libre announced they’d be running a Fan Fest on May 23rd. That’s the evening of the DragonMania show and the night before the Lucha World Cup.

Segunda Caida recaps the Fire in the Cosmos Lucha Underground episode.

+LuchaTV has this week’s Leyendas Inmortales, which turns out to be the second episode which aired last week. I didn’t get anything this week – it disappeared from the schedule so my TiVo just didn’t record anything.

Super Libre interviews Flash & Magnum. Magnum acknowledged he’s one of the Arena Coliseo Guadalajara programmers, and says he’s unsure if CMLL DF wrestlers will be back on Sunday shows.

Long interview with Guatemalan luchador Zohar.

Mosco Negro talks up his match on the 05/08 Crash show.

Lineups

CMLL (SAT) 05/02/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala vs Espanto Jr.
2) Robin vs Disturbio
3) Astral vs Pequeño Olímpico
4) Marcela vs Amapola
5) Esfinge vs Boby Zavala
6) Máximo & Valiente vs Rey Bucanero & Terrible
7) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr. vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Amapola vs Marcela: sometimes a big deal, sometimes less important than Esfinge & Boby Zavala.

CMLL (SUN) 05/03/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Avispon Negro Jr. & Mascara De Oro vs Gitano & Relampago
2) Capitan Cobra & Mr. Apolo vs Mercenario & Mr. Brisa
rematch
3) Nube Roja & Toro Negro vs Pitbull I & Pitbull II
4) Esfinge & Gallo vs Exterminador & Maléfico
5) El Cuatrero, Joker, Sansón vs Furia Roja, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno [OCCIDENTE TRIOS, tournament]
may not actually turn out to be the main event

On Super Libre, Magnum explained that even though a match is listed at the top of the poster, where the main event has been listed for decardes, that doesn’t mean it’s the main event. Because reasons. At any rate, this match could actually be the main event this time because this seems like it might be the final in a strange five team tournament. Either that, or they’re doing league style and haven’t told anyone. Magnum also indicated unhappiness with the guys working the first few matches, which is probably why there’s a bunch of new guys working the opening matches.

Maybe Magnum should have checked with his son to see if he was already booked elsewhere?

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New trios champions, Marco wins on heavily attended Arena Mexico Anniversary show

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (SUN) 04/26/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
Arena Mexico 59th Anniversary
1) Molotov & Sensei b Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Acero, Fantasy, Shockercito b Mercurio, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia
Pequeno Violencia’s return from a knee injury (the third time it’s been advertised)
3) Nitro, Okumura, Virus b Pegasso, Stigma, Stuka Jr.
Okumura replaced Arkangel on Monday
4) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas © [MEX TRIOS]
Tecnicos took falls 2/3 to win the titles for the 3rd time as a team (Atlantis’ fourth time overall.) Peste Negra falls on their fourth defense.
5) Marco Corleone b La Sombra, Pólvora, Bárbaro Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Kamaitachi, La Máscara, Ripper, Titán, Morphosis [cibernetico]
Polvora replaced Mr. Aguila on Monday. Battle royal set teams. Order of elimination: Dragon Lee (Kamitachi), Morphosis (Barbaro Cavernario), Kamiatachi (La Mascara), Ripper (Titan), Titan & La Mascara DDQ, Polvora (Sombra), Barbaro (Marco Corleone), Sombra (Marco Corleone) leaving Marco as the winner

Huge crowd, the kind of show where CMLL cameraman are allowed to pan around the building (so they can use the footage for all the other shows.) 10K easy, maybe 13K? I dunno. It’s a huge number.

I kept thinking Marco won Reyes del Aire, which would’ve been great, only this is just another random cibernetico on a week where they’re running another big cibernetico because no one really plans these things too well. Hooray for Marco. Hooray for the new trios champs, who may have been in the right place at the right time when CMLL wanted to get the titles off another team at least two times now.

There’s no reported tension between Marco & Sombra over the result, but it seems like something to watch.

CMLL’s Facebook picked the five biggest Arena Mexico Anniversary matches:
5: April 22, 1966 – Mil Mascaras vs Benny Galant in mask vs hair.
4: April 19, 1996 – Rambo vs Humberto Garza in hair vs hair.
3: April 26, 1974 – Rene Guajardo & Tigre Colombiano vs Anibal & Steve Wright in hair/mask vs hair/mask
2: April 29, 1988 – Kung Fu vs Kato Kung Lee, mask vs hair.
1: April 26, 1968 – Huracan Ramirez vs El Enfermero, mask vs mask
Extra: April 23, 1976 – Fishman vs El Faraon, mask vs mask

Not sure how they got six. Should be concerning that there’s not an entrant in this list from the last 20 years (though much of that is all the Mistico I main events no longer existing.) SuperLuchas has more detailed articles about the 1970 show and the 1963 one that don’t even make the list.

No Saturday show due to boxing.

LA Park says he’s not working the Lucha World Cup.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and the newest edition of the podcast with no singing.

AAA posted their show for this week. I hear it’s a strong show for Hijo del Tirantes fans.

The Last Real Heels interviewed Eric Van Wagenen, Lucha Underground executive producer. I haven’t listened to it yet but I’m sure it’s good.

Fuerza Guerrera and Lady Apache talk about the Octagon situation, vaguely or not so. Fuerza blames AAA, Lady Apache says luchador (and luchadoras) need to look out for themselves better.

Segunda Caida watched Black Terry vs Psycho Kid.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at UWA champion El Dandy, circa 1987

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 05/03/2015 Arena México
1) Leono & Sensei vs Akuma & Inquisidor
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Oro Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero, Cholo, Súper Comando
3) Esfinge, Starman, Stigma vs Cancerbero, Okumura, Sangre Azteca
4) Delta, Fuego, Valiente vs Luciferno, Ripper, Vangellys
5) Titán © vs Bárbaro Cavernario [MEX WELTER]
Titan’s 8th defense, second straight against the caveman
6) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Shocker, Thunder

I have no idea why this match is happening here – they actually seemed to be building towards it in Puebla instead – but not complaining (except for fretting over the ClaroSports feed being down forever and having no sure way of getting this.) Titan and Cavernario didn’t even eliminate each other in the cibernetico. It should be La Mascara vs Titan, but no one’s complaining about missing that.

Marco teaming with Sombra (and Rush) one week after beating Sombra is interesting. CMLL doing interesting things on Sundays about a month in front of AAA’s World Cup on a Sunday is interesting. Would they do a cage match with just about everyone in that match plus a few extras as counter programming? Would they just do a Morphosis main event? Who can say.

I’ll post the Guadalajara lineup tomorrow because who cares, but Esfinge is booked on both shows. GOOD WORK.

Chilanga Mask (SAT) 05/30/2015 Gimnasio GFL, San Mateo Atenco, Estado de México
1) Casanova vs Meteoro, Puereza Guerrera
2) Alas de Acero & Aramis vs Dragon De Fuego & Resplandor Negro
3) Arez, Belial, Impulso vs Iron Kid, Principe Pantera, Voltail
4) Fulgor I © vs Psycko Kid, Astro Rey Jr. [MEX WELTER]
5) Black Terry & El Resplandor vs Boomerang & Negro Navarro
6) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II

Another Chilanga Mask card, though this is more the style of the Arena Coliseo San Ramon shows – some of the regulars and a lot of locals. Probably mostly Gemelo trainees.

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05/30 AAA TV Lineup (Reynosa)

AAA (SAT) 05/30/2015 Parque Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Reynosa, Tamaulipas
1) El Elegido, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra, Taya Valkyrie
2) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria
3) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Brian Cage, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr.
4) Blue Demon Jr., Fénix, Myzteziz vs Averno, Chessman, Electroshock
5) El Patrón Alberto & La Parka vs Cibernético & El Mesías

Air Date: 06/06 – opener looks to be internet only. First one taping show since January.

AAA’s TV announced this show and a Nuevo Laredo 06/01 taping this evening. KrisZ found the lineup, and RobViper points out the other show is likely to be about the same. That may explain why Cage isn’t facing Alberto on this show, the first time that’s happened since he’s been in, since that’ll be the hook on the other one. First tapings in these towns since the early 2000s.

Parque Adolfo Lopez Mateos is a baseball stadium. It’s got a 7,000 capacity for baseball, who knows for lucha libre.

Important note: AAA promoted their next four TV tapings in their upcoming TV schedule without mentioning the World Cup. I haven’t watched the entire show and am unsure if it was mentioned elsewhere, but it doesn’t appear to be a conventional TV taping. That’s a surprising choice. I assume it’s still got a very good chance of being on iPPV, but it may affect how they book the show: is there a point to running a big angle to set up a TripleMania match if it’s not going to air on TV? (Maybe there is, if you’re running TripleMania in the same venue.)

(It’s also here where we have to note this show is not 100% guarantee to take place given the violence in Reynosa and maybe having a World Cup show to air might just be a solid backup plan. I hope it goes well, but probably good to have options.)

Not a lot to say about this taping. Cuervo & Scoria face again Angelico & Jack, and will probably face again at Verano de Escandalo in some sort of stipulation match. Cage/Alberto and Psycho/Texano look like likely matches as well.

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2014 lucha libre appearances by state

One of the tedious tasks performed this year to improve the database was to improve the location data, making sorting and selecting by states much easier. It’s not the smartest use of my time, because there are other places that do it better, but at least it means this post is possible.

Most coverage of lucha libre is Mexico City & Estado de Mexico based, with pockets of coverage in some of the bigger municipalities. You probably can guess the people who wrestle the most in Mexico City, but what about in the other states in the country (and the states in other countries which are strangely concluded. All information is heavily biased by the posters which happen to make their ways to my eyes, but maybe you’ll impress someone by knowing of Black Golden.

State State Events Wrestler Appearing Most Appearance Count
Estado de México 720 Hip Hop Man 79
Distrito Federal 448 Atlantis 92
Jalisco 414 Black Golden 71
Tamaulipas 411 Super Boy 68
Veracruz 392 Poseidón 63
Nuevo León 370 Alberto Dos Rios 71
Coahuila 360 Dulce Paola 55
Hidalgo 269 Arquitecto Del Mal 46
Puebla 197 Asturiano 36
Texas 175 Black Cat 41
Chihuahua 172 La Fashion 54
Guanajuato 153 Maremoto Jr. 34
Durango 135 Camorra Jr. 59
Baja California 130 Tony Casanova 44
San Luis Potosí 115 Mr. T (not that Mr. T) 34
Guerrero 107 Gargola 37
California 105 Mariachi Loco 26
Quintana Roo 86 Angelus Fly 36
Guatemala 65 Voltron 39
Michoacán 65 Argho 24
Querétaro 58 Lobo Lafayette 24
Morelos 55 Eufórico 25
Oaxaca 53 Endevaor 23
Zacatecas 50 Dark Lluvia 26
Chiapas 47 Granda Man 19
Sonora 40 Destroyer 13
Yucatán 35 Rebelde Punk 17
Illinois 34 Dark Scorpion 13
Sinaloa 33 Mario Mora 15
Tabasco 33 Guerrero Mixtico Jr. 26
Colorado 31 Rayo Plateado 13
Colima 28 El Cayfan 15
Tlaxcala 22 Templario 6
Aguascalientes 19 Sansón 13
Arizona 19 Mini Halcón 15
Campeche 14 Lobo Siberiano 11

For an even deeper cut, this Google Doc has the top 10 in every state (which had at least 10 shows.)

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Ultimo Guerrero out cheats Rey Escorpion, Sky Team versus Hijos del Infierno

CMLL (FRI) 04/24/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Bengala & Robin
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Stukita b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Dalys, Narumiya, Tiffany b La Vaquerita, Marcela, Silueta
4) Felino b Stuka Jr. [lightning]
Stuka hurt a finger, leading to his loss.
5) La Sombra, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Thunder [Relevos Increíbles]
UG won by getting a foul on Rey Escorpion.
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. DQ Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
rudos were DQed for a foul and a mask pull, but felt they were in line for a trios title match. The tecnicos ignored them.

Main event is setting up for a title match. Semimain (and UG & Rey Escorpion’s new friendship) doesn’t seem to have gone anywhere for the moment.

There’s a facebook post with Lucha World Cup info, but they don’t source anything and they seem to have facts wrong. I don’t trust the info – they might be right, but it feels off. They have LA Park as the third member of the non-AAA Mexico team (which seems unlikely but not impossible.) They have a Lucha Underground team of Puma, Mundo and Jack Evans, where one hasn’t been announced. And they don’t have the Rest of The World Team or the Mexico 2 team. I’m skeptical.

While mentioning weird fake stuff, there was a fake Chilanga Mask poster with a Rush vs Alberto match floating around. That’s not happening and wasn’t ever advertised by the promotion.

A real Chilanga Mask show is this Sunday in Coacalco. Aeroboy says he’s ready for his match with Solar, the biggest match on the show. Others include the Indystrongibles facing each other in a triangle match and a exotico/turtle ninja vs exotico/turtle ninja tag.

AAA’s bumped to 7:15 pm CT today. They start the Xalapa taping, with Australian Suicide & Dinastia vs Super Fly & Hijo del Pirata Morgan, Fenix vs Fantasma, and Alberto, Myzteziz and Murder Clown vs Mesias, Texano Jr., and Pentagon Jr.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update from Thursday.

SuperLuchas looks back at the big 14th Arena Mexico anniversary show, with a Ray Mendoza title win and a double hair match.

CMLL has highlights of the 04/17 show and stellar moments from last week.

+LuchaTV has highlights of a DTU vs Lucha Boom trios and quick words with Rossy MorenoFuerza Guerrera and Psycko Kid.

Damian 666 spoke highly of Ciclope.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 05/01/2015 Arena México
1) Stukita & Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Blue Panther Jr., Pegasso, The Panther vs Boby Zavala, Pierroth, Sagrado
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero
4) La Sombra vs Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr., Tritón, Fuego, Niebla Roja, Gran Guerrero, Bárbaro Cavernario, Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Virus, Tiger, Puma [Reyes del Aire]
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto

Another Kid’s Day themed show, with the Sky Team in the main event and a bunch of highspots in the semimain. Puma handles the video promo.

Rush! He’s back! He’s in a match with Thunder all over again.

Stuka Jr. won last year’s Reyes del Aire. I don’t like his change to repeat. No Titan is sad. Sombra, Dragon Lee, Cavernario and Kamiatachi seem like the best contenders, though I guess Angel de Oro still exists and could sadly win again. A fun subplot of the random Tuesday night teamings of Sombra & Dragon Lee is Dragon Lee is so focused on winning and craziness that he doesn’t seem to know that Sombra is evil. He may find that out here.

Setting the superkick under/over at 8.

Toyrumon X (SAT) 05/23/2015 Arena México
Dragonmania X
1) Fiero & Imposible vs Daisuke Hanaoka & Douki
15 minute time limit
2) Eddy French vs Keisuke Okuda
10 minute time limit
3) India Mazahua, India Sioux, Maligna, Xena vs Io Shirai, Kairi Hojo, Mayu Iwatani, Mima Shimoda
20 minute time limit
4) Super Ciudadano vs Magnus, Pantera I, Patan, J.c. Navarro, Hijo del Signo, O.T. Fernandez, Principe Orion, El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo de Kendo, Piel Roja, Epydemius [dragon rumble]
5) Akebono & Máximo vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
45 minute time limit
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, Marco Corleone vs Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
45 minute time limit
7) Último Dragón vs Tiger Ali [mask, hair]
60 minute time limit

Main event is built off Ultimo Dragon beating Tiger Ali in last year’s tournament, as I’m sure you all remember.

Skandalo hasn’t been seen in CMLL since his knee injury. Working this show would suggest that Skandalo is healthy but CMLL has opted to stop booking a early match wrestler with family connections. That doesn’t sound like CMLL, so I guess he’s not actually healthy yet.

This is the day before the Lucha World Cup. So many random Japanese wrestlers in one weekend.

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