11/29-30 lucha times

box.

It appears the Leyenda Inmortales show is airing on Teleformula in Mexico but not in the US. I have no idea why this would be.

== AAA ==

Leon part 2: Perro/Texano vs Mesias/Alberto and some grab bag random stuff. Not sure if the Ludxor/Venum vs Apache/Carta match will actually air.

== Lucha Underground ==

“The Key”
“Big Ryck signs Cueto’s contract; Son of Havoc calls on Simpinela Escarlata; Johnny Mundo steals Cueto’s key as insurance; Sexy Star and Fenix team up against Chavo Guerrero and Pentagon Jr.”

Yes, they spell Pimpinela’s name wrong in the preview. There’s also a Drago/Cuerno match and a Mil Muertes squash.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: Atlantis, Valiente, Volador vs Euforia, Thunder, UG again. Angel de Oro vs Mephsito may be the best chance for a good match.

Azteca: An OK cibernetico and Marco Ingobernable

52MX: Guerreros vs Atlantis & Dorada

Claro: Dragon Rojo, Mascara Dorada, Volador vs Mephisto, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja

C3: Reyes del Atlantida vs Cavernario, hechiceor, Mephisto. This looks like the best show of the year.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): actually listed on the schedule this Wednesday, the same time as Lucha Underground. There’s a non-zero chance I’ll forget about this and no clue what will air.

Terra Sunday: Volador vs Mephisto.

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: reruns

IWRG (LAS/AYM): probably not airing

Tags:

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-09-27

recap

taped 2014-09-16 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: ,

DTU extreme tournament, AAA in DF, CMLL preview

DTU (THU) 11/27/2014 Autolavado VM, Tulancingo, Hidalgo [DTU (1), DTU (2), DTU (3), DTU (4), DTU (5), DTU (6), DTU (7), DTU (8), DTU (9)]
1) Violento Jack b Black Baby [chairs, Maxima Ofrenda Ultraviolenta, quarterfinal]
Black Baby was a surprise wrestler. Violento Jack won with a lairat in 8:59.
2) Paranoiko b Jhonky [thumbtacks, Maxima Ofrenda Ultraviolenta, quarterfinal]
7:14, powerbomb onto tacks
3) Cíclope b Aero Boy [barbed wire, Maxima Ofrenda Ultraviolenta, quarterfinal]
11:51, front suplex onto a table with barbed wire
4) Ángel o Demonio b Ovett [barbed wire bat, Maxima Ofrenda Ultraviolenta, quarterfinal]
19:34, arm submission with barbed wire bat
5) El Junior, El Nene, Kalibus b Jimmy, Kevin, Tony
25:34. Los Nerds want a apuesta match on the 12/19 DTU show back here in Tulancingo
6) Cíclope b Ovett [Maxima Ofrenda Ultraviolenta, semifinal]
14:36, powerbomb onto light tubes
7) Violento Jack b Paranoiko [Maxima Ofrenda Ultraviolenta, semifinal]
16:27, ViolentoDriver
8) Drastik Boy & Zema Ion b Hacker & Septimo Dragon and Black Fire & Slayer Pack
22:58, Ion & Drastick beat Septimo & Hacker
9) Cíclope b Violento Jack [Maxima Ofrenda Ultraviolenta, final]
18:14, via shining wizard after a match with barbed wire, light tubes and industrial saws

A DTU show with times and results provided by DTU! I’m confused and happy, probably happier than the guys in those matches. This is the last show prior to their big Decemeber tour, which will probably include that teased apuesta match.

AAA tapes TV in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera for the first time since April tonight. There was a sponsored show back in August, but they haven’t gotten near the amount of dates on their ‘home’ as they planned for this year. This will be the last TV show before Guerra de Titanes, which will matter for ticket selling purposes (but since there’s still no announced plans for iPPV or PPV, probably not at all for regular viewers.) There are some direct previews of Guerra de Titanes matches, with Alberto & Texano and Hell Brothers & Psycho Circus matching up here before coming back again 9 days later. Even the matches that won’t be directly repeated very obviously lead into that show. Fenix & Myzteziz face Zema Ion & Pentagon Jr. sets up the tag title match, Dinastia & Aerostar vs Super Fly & Mini Charly Manson lead into those two singles matches to come. This set up usually the focus is building up heat and match quality takes a step back tonight.

There’s still no word about the mystery woman in the opener. AAA hasn’t hinted anything and the only thing we really know is Konnan was pretty excited about the signing weeks ago on his podcast. The Wrestling Observer speculated it’ll be Ivelisse, which seems as good a guess as anyway. She hasn’t hinted anything on social media, except maybe for an “up, up and away” message which might indicate she’s on a plane. Or she’s just reading Superman comics. Who can say?

completely irrelevant: I have this feeling Zema Ion no longer has Robbie E to team with because Robbie E’s gone back to the US in preparation for dong the media rounds after his team gets eliminated on the Amazing Race tonight. I don’t gamble but I wish I could gamble on this.

Today’s CMLL show is a low key affair, as they push various feuds in the led up to next week’s Infierno en el Ring. The main event is Ultimo Guerrero, Terrible, Thunder vs Volador, Altantis and La Mascara, with the idea of setting up Ultimo Guerrero vs Volador (as Rush’s replacement.) There’s no strong set up for any other matches on Infierno en el Ring. Maybe they’ll set something up tonight, but the rest of the card will be a surprise when it’s posted late tonight.

CMLL and the head of Meynmed Sports announced a program to prevent the onset of arthritis in luchadors. They mention exercises to prevent injuries and guidance about what medication/supplements to use keep cartilage healthy. Rey Bucanero mentions he was told by “several doctors” to stop wrestling three years ago due to left knee injuries, but the treatment has helped him continue on.

RobViper has a music video of Juicio Final 2014.

A look back at a bloody Sangre Chicana & Faraon vs Fishman vs Perro Aguayo.

Puma talks about his trip to Europe.

Lucha Libre in Japan

11/28 NJPW: Karl Anderson [O] & Doc Gallows b Tetsuya Naito & La Sombra [X] [World Tag]
Naito & Sombra drop to 2-2. Looking at the other matches, they may be out of wins already. Video of yesterday’s loss is here

 

AAA on Televisa: 2014-09-27

recap

taped 2014-09-14 @ Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo
Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: ,

great match roundup, week of 2014-09-27

Good/Great/Excellent matches

CMLL on Terra: 2014-09-28
taped 2014-09-28 @ Arena Coliseo
Fuego vs Kamaitachi in a lightning match – good? I can’t recall

AAA on Televisa: 2014-09-27
taped 2014-09-14 @ Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo
Aerostar, Angélico, Australian Suicide vs Daga, El Apache, Hijo de Pirata Morgan – good

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-09-27
taped 2014-09-16 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Diamante Azul, Dragon Lee, La Sombra vs Cavernario, Hechicero, Negro Casas – great

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-09-27
taped 2014-09-23 @ Arena México
Blue Panther, Marco Corleone, Titán vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja: [GOOD]
Mephisto © vs Valiente for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship: [GREAT]

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-09-27 (full) 81st Anniversary
taped 2014-09-19 @ Arena México
Blue Panther, Cachorro, Dragon Lee vs Felino, Puma, Tiger: [GOOD]
Goya Kong vs Estrellita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Amapola, Zeuxis, Tiffany, Dallys la Caribeña [Copa 81 Aniversario]: [GOOD]
Rey Cometa vs Bárbaro Cavernario for the hair: [EXCELLENT]
La Máscara & Rush vs Negro Casas & Shocker © for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship: [GOOD]
Atlantis vs Último Guerrero for the mask: [EXCELLENT]

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile

nothing! A strong week of TV.

Matches To Watch Later
IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-09-28
taped 2014-09-24 @ Arena Naucalpan
Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Metaleon vs Ciclon Black, Eterno, Hip Hop Man:
Alan Extreme, Avisman, Golden Magic, Imposible, Relámpago, Veneno vs Dante, Euro, Filder, Hijo Del Zumbido, Sky Fly, Yakuza [Copa Higher Power]:

Tags:

CMLL adds Saturday trainee shows, IWRG, Guadalajara, bodybuilding

photo by José Aldape/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 11/25/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Sky Kid & Smaker
2) La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis b Lluvia, Marcela, Skadi
3) Sagrado b Gallo
Sagrado took 1/3, then beat up Pollito after the match.
4) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther b Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Valiente DQ Felino, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
Ultimo Guerrero replaced Thunder, only Thunder was still there and attacked Marco before the match. Tecnicos took 2/3, with UG fouling Marco.

Thunder hurt? Odd for him to go all the way to Guadalajara if he’s hurt (but kind of really professional.)

IWRG (WED) 11/26/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Atomic Star b Sky Ángel
2) Anubis Black & Araña de Plata b Galaxy & Vampiro Metálico II
3) Dragón Celestial, Golden Magic, Saruman b Liderk, Rayan, Spector
4) Imposible © b Hip Hop Man [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible took 2/3 to keep the title. Sixth defense.
5) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Apolo Estrada Jr., Chicano, Eterno, Liderk
Liderk replaced Canis Lupus. Ninja Turtles take 1/3.

Ninja turtles remain dominant.

Yesterday was the annual CMLL bodybuilding contest. LuchaWorld has all the standings. I posted the Terra video of the show: tumbling footage, posing, and winners announced.

Students

1: Imposible
2: Mr. Mexico
3: Sangre Imperial

Beginners

1: Principe Diamante
2: Flyer
3: Stukia

Intermediate 

1: Dragon Lee
2: Star Jr.
3: Kamaitachi

Female

1: Dark Angel – 8 out of 9 years
2: Estrellita
3: Princesa Sugehit

Advanced

1: La Mascara
2: Sensei
3: Espiritu Negro

La Mascara was the over all winner. He talked about his win, also saying that Rush gave him the Papi de Papis nickname and he wants the mask match with Atlantis.

The winners were also on CMLL Informa, but the bigger news for us luchadorks was Panico announcing a new run of live events. Sabados Popular (Saturday) shows will begin on 12/20 Arena Coliseo and will feature CMLL trainees in five matches. It sounded like the main matches may have regular CMLL talent but the undercard will be one fall matches with guys who aren’t working regular. Prices will be cheap (because these trainees are working for the experience and not the check) and they’re probably running Coliseo because they don’t expect a big turnout. The first card will be announced next week. No word about TV or Terra or anything. I’d be surprised if they turned up that way. If CMLL was a completely different company, these would be perfect thing to sell for $2/show as internet downloads but now I’m just in crazy town.

This is not an entirely new concept; I can’t figure out the start and end dates, but CMLL (and UWA) have tried this concept of ‘off day’ solo trainee shows. It’s generally seemed to be at stronger times in the business than now, though now is the time where CMLL could use new stars. Just having more random guys isn’t going to help, which is probably where this is going. Still, great fun for luchadorks.

Panico was evasive about if indy guys would be on the shows, but I think that’s partially because the line between “CMLL trainee” and “indy luchador” is blurry; Hip Hop Man and Imposible were among those trainees seen at the bodybuilding contest show, and then they went over to IWRG to have a twenty minute match. A lot of guys in the indy feds were/are CMLL trainees who never got a chance to make it to the main shows. Maybe a bit more exposure will give the next group of guys more of a chance.

Terrible would like to thinks Marco Corleone (attention divided with other activities) and Barbaro Cavernario (first cage match) are possible losers in Infierno en el Ring.

El Sabor del Ring has part one of a piece on the people working at Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi as it closes down. The last show is a week from Sunday but no one knows for sure what will happen with the building.

FWIW: the Funcion Estelar recap has other people instead of the TNA guys on the Arena Aficion show.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

+LuchaTV has interviews with Mil Mascaras, Dos Caras and Brazo de Plata from the Mujam show.

Freelance vs Suicida in a 20 minute iron match.

CaraLucha promo from the Neza guys for their match against the Gringos.

CMLL Stellar Moments from last week.

DJ Spectro looks back at Solitario vs Galeno II.

Ciudad Juarez officials want to better regulate minors working as luchadors.

Lucha Libre in Japan

11/27 NJPW: Matt Taven [O] & Michael Bennett beat Tetsuya Naito & La Sombra [X] – well of course, back to normal. I’d think Taven is the lesser guy on the team, even, but I’m not sure of that. I know Maria is the star of the team and maybe it doesn’t matter past that. Sombra & Naito drop to 2-1.

WON says NJPW plans both to run Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero and Sombra/Volador matches on the FantasticaMania tour, for which half the shows are sold out and a fourth or close. Unsure which shows NJPW is planning to run Matt Taven singles main events.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 11/30/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Centvrión, Dragón Celestial, Metaleon vs Diva Salvaje, Estrella Divina, Miss Gaviota
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, Danny Casas, Imposible
3) Dr. Cerebro, Emperador Azteca, Relámpago vs Rayan, Trauma II, Universo 2000 Jr.
4) Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 © vs Canis Lupus & Eterno [IWRG IC TAG]
Rematch. Oficials 4th defense.
5) Golden Magic, Súper Nova, Toscano vs Chicano, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Veneno

Veneno quickly on the rudo side. Rudo/rudo title rematch. Centvrion back, but has to work the exoticos.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-09-20

recap

taped 2014-09-12 @ Arena México
Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: ,

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-09-20

recap

taped 2014-09-09 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: ,

Lucha Underground 1×5 (2014-11-26)

Son of Havoc career highlight

the matches

Mil Muertes b Drago (3:59, Flatliner)
Mascarita Sagrada b Son of Havoc (w/Ivellise) (5:18, front headscissors roll)
Chavo Guerrero Jr. DQ Sexy Star (2:14, ref attack)
Big Ryck b Prince Puma [street fight] (11:17, urange thru a table)

the developments

Konnan talked Dario into the street fight, then stole his drink.

King Cuerno watched Drago’s match, then gave him a fireman’s carry powerbomb after the match.

A mystery woman [ex-WWE Angela Fong] watched the Havoc/Sagrada match. Announcers could not identify her and she left before it finished.

Catrina told Dario she and Mil Muertes know the truth behind “the darkness [you’re] keeping locked up with the key”

Ryck clens Puma’s clock

The Chavo/Sexy match barely got going before Sexy got a chair as revenge. The ref tried to stop her so Sexi threw her down, earning a disqualifaction. Pentagon Jr. ran in to help Chavo, much to the announcer’s confusion. Fenix made the save.

Johnny Mundo dove into the ring to save Puma from an attack by the Crew (who worked the main event 3 on 1). Mundo later smacked Puma with a chair by a mistake, which led directly to the rudos winning. Mundo was apologetic about the mistake but Puma was out. Vampiro took shots at Konnna for letting Prince Puma go in to the street fight 3 on 1 (and generally seemed to be playing more heel.)

thoughts

there are stairs, Mundo!

Another solid show. Two straight weeks with Big Ryck main events is a bit rough, though he got a lot of help. Castro and Cisco wrestled about half the match, with Ryck sitting in a chair and everyone playing up the numbers advantage. It was a decent way to work around what would’ve been a tougher singles match. They created a few highlights even if it wasn’t on the level of some of the other matches. Mundo’s leap into the ring was crazy and spectacular and they keep ticking that story along. One of my early concerns with this format was long matches not being possible because they have a lot of stuff to accomplish in an hour, but they’ve found ways to have 8, 10, 12 minute matches weekly and that’s a good sign for matches coming up which could use that time.

Mil Muerte versus Drago was a good TV match, and my pick for the best match on the show despite not getting a lot of time. They played big man/little man well (outside of the one ugly powerslam spot.) Mil Muertes looked impressive winning with his undefeated streak noted, and Drago got in enough to still look like a star. I liked how Cuerno took his time getting to the ring to get in the extra shot after the match, it felt like Cuerno was more in control of the situation.

I choose to believe Pentagon saw a chance to be evil and jumped at it, and that’s all the motivation he has. Announcers suggested there was more to it. That angle was probably better than match was going to be and they’re setting up a match next week so fine.

pretty bad miss by Mundo

I understand Mundo left another place because politics, but the Lucha Underground promoter paid hit men to end Mundo. Are politics worse than that? [Checks Twitter this week reconsiders position] Mundo’s bit about almost being on top and coming to Lucha Underground to break all the way thru were better.

Sagrada/Havoc came off as as a Mascarita Sagrada exhibition and it worked as that, but Striker interstingly pointed out how Cueto’s been putting Havoc in odd match ups. That may just be his role in reality, the guy they trust to work against untradional opponents, but it made it feel like a storyline arc for a character who didn’t seem likely to get one. (And it’s one continuning next week.) On the other hand, the mystery woman’s appearance seemed completely random and inconsquential. Enjoyed two people teaming up to try and cheat a mini, that’s some strong evil work.

Announcers were less annoying this week!

More images after the jump

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: ,

Mayan vs Caveman, Lucha Underground, BOOM in Aficion

Lucha Libre BOOM (TUE) 11/25/2014 Arena Aficion [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Chica Ye-Ye, Demasiado, El Cirujano, Fantasmita b ?
2) Douki, Robbie E, Zema Ion b Erik Santiago, Low Rider, Scott Santiago
3) Ángel o Demonio & Ovett b Aero Boy & Violento Jack
4) Belial, Freelance, Impulso, Suicida b Arez, Cíclope, Drastik Boy, Ninja de Fuego
5) Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Fantasma de la Ópera, Maldito Jr. b Dinamic Black, Pantera, Tony Rivera
Big push for Fantasma de la Opera/Tony Rivera
6) Negro Navarro & Trauma I b Fuerza Guerrera & Juventud Guerrera and Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan
7) Heavy Metal & Myzteziz b Averno & Dr. Wagner Jr.

Results aren’t really important – I’ll give you one guess how that main event ended – but the turnout for this show is amazing. This building has had some very low turnouts, not just for local guys but DTU shows and shows with CMLL wrestlers, to the point where I thought this arena just might be dead. Nope: it looks like there was 80+% turnout out for the debut show (with a lot of people who worked for IWL and apparently know what they’re doing.)

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 11/25/2014 Arena México [CMLL, ESTO]
1) Metatrón & Robin b Akuma & Camorra
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito b Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito
3) Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Okumura b Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Súper Halcón Jr.
Arkangel & Canelo Casas replaced Cancerbero & Raziel on Monday.
4) Kamaitachi b Tritón [lightning]  (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Kamaitachi won in about 7 minutes with a German suplex.
5) Hombre sin Nombre, Sangre Azteca, Virus b Ángel de Oro, Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr.
Sangre Azteca replaced Polvora. Tecnicos took 2/3. Dragon Lee beat Virus.
6) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. DQ Bárbaro Cavernario, Hechicero, Mephisto
Reyes del Atlantida took 1/3, the last when Barbaro desperately fouled Maya.

Maya/Barbaro has some possibilities.

Today’s Lucha Underground show is named “Boyle Heights Street Fight.” In a stunning coincidence, the show will feature a Boyle Heights Street Fight with Prince Puma and Big Ryck. The TV preview

Prince Puma fights Big Ryck in the Boyle Heights Street Fight; Konnan worries he’s made a mistake; all moves are legal.

 

Can’t believe Konnan would ever make a mistake, this is really going to be an acting stretch for him.

matches taped for the show
Mascarita Sagrada vs Son Of Havoc – might have been a dark match
Drago vs Mil Muertes – teaser clips
Sexy Star vs Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Big Ryck vs Prince Puma [street fight] – teaser clips

The show airs at the normal 8pm ET on the East Coast. The repeat is one hour of earlier this week, at 10pm ET and then again repeats tonight at 1AM ET

I’ll probably have a Lucha Underground recap tonight, but it may be later than usual due to the holidays. The schedule will continue to be erratic the rest of the week.

Marcela will defend the CMLL World Women’s Championship against Syuri in Tokyo on 12/12.

Rob has a music video of 07/29/14 CMLL with Titan vs Barbaro.

BxB Fly has music videos of 09/01/2014 Puebla, 09/02/2014 Guadalajara, and 09/07/2014 Coliseo.

Segunda Caida very much enjoys a 2010 Rey Bucanero/Mistico match from Puebla.

CaraLuchas has a promo about how Belial doesn’t want to team with Oro (so now you’re supposed to pay to see them not get along, I guess?)

+LuchaTV talks to Super Pinocho & Super Muneco about winning Copa MUJAM ten days ago.

Averno says the AAA Trios titles will be the first of his many wins in AAA.

Misionero took Genesis’ hair on the AAA show in Arena Santa Lucia on Sunday.

Hacha de Guerra took Super Colt’s hair on the WMC show, where Dinamic Black and Guerrero WMC signed for a mask match.

An article about Blue Demon’s chiropractor. Worth clicking on the link just for the billboard.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 12/02/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Leono vs Camorra & Espanto Jr.
2) Lluvia, Marcela, Skadi vs Dalys, La Seductora, Zeuxis
3) Blue Panther Jr., Oro Jr., The Panther vs Puma, Sangre Azteca, Tiger
4) Ángel de Oro vs Hombre sin Nombre [lightning]
5) Dragon Lee, Fuego, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Virus
6) Bárbaro Cavernario, Hechicero, Negro Casas vs Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máscara Dorada

Barbaro/Maya followed up, so it seems like they’re going with it. Delta & Hechicero are back as well, and Casas & Dorada are pretty good as extra guys. That could be a stellar main event. Virus & Dragon Lee keep running into each other in semimian and the Panthers and Felinos meet again in the tercera. Hombre sin Nombre could use a good lightning match.

CMLL (TUE) 12/02/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Robin & Stigma vs Évola & Jocker
2) Astral, Meteoro, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Stuka Jr., Super Porky, Tritón vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Olímpico
4) Rey Cometa vs Sagrado
5) Atlantis, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero

So now it’s going to be this weird thing where we get the lineup for the following week’s Guadalajara show before we have the results, but then we sort of can tell the results based on what matches are now on the show. Cometa/Sagrado is an interesting Sagrado match.

%d bloggers like this: