AAA & Myzteziz part way, Argenis, Argos and Electroshock likely leaving too, Elite card, Molotov unmasked

AAA announced this morning that Myzteziz was not working for them any more. The statement portrays it as a mutual agreement not to work together any more. AAA’s silence the last few days led most to guess they were being careful what they said before suing Myzteziz for breaking his contract. This seems to suggest that’s not the plan, which surprises me. They’ve gone out of their way not to say anything bad Myzteziz on the way out – there’s not the stream of messages from Konnan ripping Myzteziz a new one on Twitter we were all hoping for – which only seemed to be happening to better position themselves in a court case. Maybe there’s a missing piece.

AAA specifically note they owned the Myzteziz name to prevent him using it for the indies, but that dude has so many names he can use on posters (and that’s probably the least well known of them) and already has a new mask, so it’s the least of his concerns. Some local promoter is going to goof up and put the wrong name on the poster, but he’s probably going to just be listed as Mistico in a lot of places. I don’t think AAA will be putting someone different out under the name.

The next shoe to drop is AAA announcing replacements for Myzteziz. The Arena Neza promotion has announced Dr. Wagner will take Myzteziz’s place in Neza on Friday. The next booking after that is the TV taping on Reynosa.

On today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said AAA did not find out Myzteziz was in CMLL until he was in the locker room. (Someone in Arena Mexico called them; it sounds cool if it’s a luchador, but it might be a member of the press since they were tipped off to come to the show.) Meltzer also said AAA also believes Myzteziz was recruiting other AAA wrestlers to come with them. AAA believes no one’s going, but they’ve very angry. There’s a little bit of irony in that, because that’s the story of how AAA was founded. Myzteziz seems much more like Octagon without an Antonio Pena or Konnan in this version.

Meltzer’s belief is it was the issues between Alberto el Patron and Myzteziz which led to Myzteziz to leave. Things had not changed much between them since Alberto’s blow up on Twitter before TripleMania. Meltzer said the two had to be kept apart and dressed in different parts of the arena when they were both on the same show (which would’ve only been TripleMania and Heroes Inmortales.) Those two have very real issues and it’s why myself and others were really skeptical the match with both of them in Ciudad Juarez was ever really going to happen. Meltzer also brought up Myzteziz being the behind Rey & Alberto in the pecking order in AAA and having a chance to be the top guy in CMLL. Myzteziz not only can go back to being at the top, but he can go back to being the top as a tecnico. He seems to like playing the rudo with the over the top evil laugh, but he does better business for himself as a tecnico.

(Alberto is having his own issues. He’s no longer appearing on Germany after demanding his flight be rescheduled at the last minute at a considerable cost. Alberto has actually worked indy shows without issues, but the number of shows he hasn’t worked due to issues is piling up.)

Argos & Argenis may be no longer working for AAA. They changed their Facebook fan page names to remove references to AAA at about the same time on Monday evening. It’s unknown if they were fired or quit. No Mexico based luchador is going to work for Lucha Underground without also working for AAA, so Argenis leaving AAA means Lucha Underground needs a new Disciple of Death. Neither of those guys are booked on the Elite Lucha Libre show and are no certain bets to be brought back into CMLL unless Myzteziz insists on it, so their major league careers could be over because of their brother’s decision.

Myzteziz’s only statement since Friday night was posting on Twitter that someone stole his phone and a tree fell on his car. I’m not sure if karma is a real thing but that seems like strong evidence in one direction.

The Elite Lucha Libre show for all that trouble

Elite Lucha Libre (SUN) 10/25/2015 Arena México
1) Fly Warrior & Principe Diamante vs Pegasso & Puma (CMLL)
2) Aeroboy, Ángel de Oro, Golden Magic vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Tiger
3) Heddi Karaoui & Zumbi vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Hechicero
4) Negro Navarro & Solar I vs Blue Panther & Negro Casas
5) Máximo, Silver King, Valiente vs Bestia 666, Damián 666, Halloween
6) Ex-Mistico & Volador Jr. vs La Máscara & Rush

“Ex-Mistico” is probably a placeholder name. He’s right back to being a tecnico, right against the Ingobernables. Rush wasn’t in CMLL when Mistico left, but he wasn’t Rush yet. Literally: he was still “Rouge”.

Silver King – it’s the original in the picture, not one of his many children – is a weird inclusion on this card. He hasn’t been working for this group previously. But Pegasso being a rudo is also weird so who knows.

There are some good matches on this show. They all have non-CMLL guys on them, which means this probably will be skipped by TV (ClaroSports/Titanes el Ring) and they’ll double up on the 10/23 Friday night show. There will be plenty of fan cams on YouTube anyway.

In other AAA roster news, Electroshock says he needs promoters to contact him for indy bookings. My impression is this is not a fakeout and he’s leaving AAA (or has actually already left.) Electroshock is currently listed as working in Durango on a spot show for AAA in the 25th, and then the weird bull terrier match with Taurus in Juarez. Given Taurus came in with two straight wins, Electroshock probably wasn’t planned to win that either. The Holocausto faction has seemed to be done for a while too. AAA seems to have plans to keep booking the older veterans but want to move on from them.

CMLL (SUN) 10/11/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara[CMLL]
1) Black Sugar & Mr. Apolo b Ángel Aéreo & Capitan Cobra
2) El Divino, El Yaqui, Linterna DQ El Chakal, Gran Kenut, Relampago
Yaqui’s debut as a tecnico, feuding with el Chakal. Yaqui had Chakal beat when Mr. Apolo ran in to attack for the DQ. Nube Roja made the save to set up a tag match.
3) Monster Truck, Rey Trueno, Siniestro b Lycan, Magnum, Mr. Iguana
Monster Truck defeated Mr. Iguna with a powerbomb.
4) Chica Tormenta b La Pantera © [NORTE FEMENIL]
Tormenta beat Pantera to win the title.
5) Esfinge, Gallo, Kempo Dragon b Furia Roja, Príncipe Kisho, Ráfaga
Kempo Dragon & Esfinge didn’t get along. Gallo tried to play peacemaker, but it fell apart. Gallo & Esfinge (accidentally?) hitting Kempo Dragon led Tigre Blanco (Sinaloa, not ex-CMLL) to run out to make the save. He attacked Gallo & Esfinge, so they won by DQ, but the idea was a Gallo/Esfinge vs Kempo/Tigre tag title match.

Main event kicks off the Sinaloa/Jalisco feud, which seemed to be building up the last couple of months.

Molotov unmasked

CMLL (MON) 10/12/2015 Arena Puebla [CMLL]
1) Arkalis, Milenium, Zaeta Roja b Ares, Espíritu Maligno, Saurón
tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Cancerbero, Fuerza Chicana, Raziel b Black Tiger, Magnus, Oro Jr.
Rudos took 2/3 in a match which fell apart ealry.
3) Ángel de Oro, Stigma, Stuka Jr. b Puma, Tiger, Virus
Tecnicos took 1/3. Stigma has druids now (who are much taller than him.)
4) Lestat b Molotov [mask]
Lestat took falls 2/3 in a poor match. Molotov is Marco Saldivar, 37 years old, 17 years a luchador, from Mexico City
5) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Máximo b Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Shocker
Tecnicos toko 1/3.
6) Volador Jr. © b Mephisto [NWA WELTER]
Voaldor kept the title by taking falls 2/3 despite a knee injury. Match was a usual Volador special. 4th defense

The bad stuff on this show was very bad. The good stuff was good, but you want to pick your spots. This whole feud was bad for Molotov, and bad because of Molotov. I’m not sure it would’ve made any difference but maybe they shouldn’t have bothered to turn him rudo if this is just a mask loss and a few matches before retirment. Maybe he would’ve been more confident if he was stayed in the tecnico role he’s used to and he did this feud against Espiritu Maligno or Ares or another local rudo if it had to be a local. Second match appeared to be guys not wanting to work with each other and there was no saving that.

CMLL’s week of cards with actual main events continues tonight. Arena Mexico has Mephisto versus Dragon Lee, which will be the same as last night’s Volador’s match only with Dragon Lee’s moves instead. Arena Coliseo Guadalajara has rivals La Mascara & Volador getting a tag title shot against Shocker & Negro Casas, a match being billed as an attraction despite no reason to want to see it.

Diva Salvaje appeared to be very drunk in a match with Pasion Kristal this past Saturday. Highlights include Diva Salvaje throwing a chair at fans. That link has the video. Diva’s apologized in another video and offered to come back to work for free. This would be probably a much bigger story on a slower week (and did turn into a big story on Facebook.)

Box y Lucha’s listing for this week’s issue #3207 says they have a Myzteziz article inside, though it must’ve been too late to make the cover. It reads like the quotes from the press conference.

WCW Worldwide has an interview with Vampiro from 1992. “I’m not very knowledgeable about moves but my energy is enormous” is a good Vampiro quote.

LuchaWorld has this week’s PosterMania.

Porra Fresa writes about the first year of Arena Coliseo San Ramon.

Lineups

Cara Lucha (SAT) 10/17/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) ? vs ??
2) Keira vs ? (Cmll)
3) Rayo Star & Sky Man vs Astral & Stukita
4) Kilvan, Wasson, Yoruba vs ? (Cmll), Espanto Jr., Jocker (Guadalajara)
5) Hechicero (CMLL) vs Trauma I
6) Felino & Mr. Niebla vs Black Terry & Trauma I

This was announced a little while back but I didn’t post it here. I kind of don’t want Mr. Niebla (or even more 2015 Felino) on the Good Match Indies, but it might also be a good business move. Cara Lucha posted a Black Terry interview talking about the match.

IWRG (SUN) 10/18/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Adrenalina & Dragón Bane vs Guerrero 2000 & Vampiro Metálico
2) Aeroman, Alas de Acero, Kanon vs Diablo Jr. I, Flamarion, Vortice
3) Diva Salvaje, Freyser, Hijo del Pantera vs El Golpeador, El Hijo del Diablo, Xandao
4) Heddi Karaoui, Pantera II, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Negro Navarro
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Golden Magic, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. vs LA Park, Trauma I, Trauma II

Wagner & Park back in Naucalpan. Heddi Karaoui shouldn’t be back on this show unless he’s not in CMLL full time (or CMLL’s changed this policy too.) Xanado is Zumbi’s tall Brazilian friend. There’s a Flamarion who’s a regular in the Juarez/El Paso area, no idea if this is him. His match hsa the best chance of actually being good on this show.

CMLL (MON) 10/19/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano, Centella Roja, Paris vs Ares, El Malayo, Fuerza Chicana
2) Flyer, Lestat, Star Jr. vs Espanto Jr., Inquisidor, Molotov
3) Ángel de Oro, Dragon Lee, Esfinge vs Kamaitachi, Nitro, Okumura
4) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Thunder
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible

Whoa, that’s not good. Opener could be fun – Centella Roja is a trainee of former Puebla standout Centella de Oro, I believe – but the rest of the show has some bad people in matches. Molotov is back, but he’s only getting booked in Puebla so far so it’s possible this is just a last couple of appearances unmasked. (Hoping so.) Dragon Lee & Kamaitachi will once again have about 60 seconds of good spots in a 14 minute match. Thunder exists. Main event seems to be headed to a Sombra/Shocker match.

new lucha videos for the weekend of October 10th

My recording of the AAA feed died after the opener. I’m posting the PPV versions of the other two matches since they’ll be on YouTube anyway.

Also, I have HD versions of the last six weeks of CMLL Azteca. There’s no easy way to replace the existing video on YouTube, but I’ll provide links to the past weeks at the end of the post.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7RG5E_egJnD2R3qIRuz6wvo

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CMLL Puebla: 2015-10-12

no.

Recapped: 10/12/2015

What happened: Lestat took Molotov’s mask. This may have been Molotov’s final match in CMLL. Volador kept his title over Mephisto. Some matches were awful

What was good: Volador/Mephisto was what you’d expect it to be, and the opener and the Puma/Tiger/Virus match had it’s moments. They were overshadowed by the awfulness of the mask match and the second match.

Where can I see it: it’s up on CMLL’s YouTube channel. (more…)

CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-08-29 

Recapped: 09/01/2015

that’s a win

What happened? The Sky Team kept the trios titles over a non-Ultimo Guerrero combination of the Guerreros. Kamaitachi beat Dragon Lee (!) and challenged him to a title match next week.

What was good? Sky Team defense was great (in the usual fashion) and Kamaitachi/Dragon Lee was good in unexpected ways.

Where can I watch? It’s up on my YouTube channel. (more…)

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11/06 AAA TV Lineup (Xalapa)

AAA TV (THU) 11/06/2015 Arena Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz
1) Goya Kong, Maravilla, Pimpinela Escarlata vs La Hiedra, Lady Shani, Mamba
2) Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Fireball vs Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain
3) Angélico, Garza Jr., Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma, Súper Fly, Texano Jr.
4) Drago, Murder Clown, Speedball vs Brodus Clay, El Mesías, Taurus
5) Fénix, Psycho Clown, Rey Misterio Jr. vs Johnny Mundo, Low-Ki, Pentagón Jr.

Air Date: 11/14

That didn’t take long! Thanks to @CarlaDagaGirl. This looks like a temporary poster too, but it’s enough to start selling tickets.

Low-Ki (phonetically spelled Law Kid) and ex-WWE-er Brodus Clay look like new additions, but it might just be a one night thing. Both (and Mundo) are among the names working the ZZinc show the next day in Veracruz, and AAA might have just been splitting the cost to use them. Clay is theoretically still under contract to TNA and would be needed for their TV shows, if there were any more after this point. Low-Ki was last in AAA in 2006, when the team of AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and Low-ki defeated Crazy Boy, Juvi and Joe Lider in the finals of a tournament.

Speedball continues to show up here. AAA hasn’t given him said anything, but Smash Wrestling said Mike Speedball Bailey would miss their next show to start with AAA.

Flamita returns as Fireball, facing some of the same guys as his last appearance. It wasn’t mentioned in the results, but Daga attacked Suicide during a backstage interview segment (with Australian Suicide!), so they’re meant to be feuding. That match doesn’t need a reason to happen because it’ll be awesome on it’s own, but it’s good to give them something to do.

Again, tough to tell what they might be going with for Guerra de Titanes, and it now might be different from what they planned when this show was put together. Maybe we’ll get one more taping to figure it out. Interesting that this will be the fourth straight one week taping and eight in nine weeks. They seem to run more taping when they can get local promoters to pay for htem, so all the one week shows means that part of the business is doing much better than it was earlier in the year.

IWRG all champions show, Molotov/Lestat, Volador/Mephisto, Mistico dancing

Mistico II on Si Se Puede

IWRG (SUN) 10/11/2015 Arena Naucalpan [Esterllas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
Caravana de Campeones, 2015
1) Hip Hop Man © b Tortuga Leo [AIWA ARGENTINA CRUISER]
second defense. Hip Hop Man’s father was his second.
2) Imposible © b Hijo del Pantera [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible 10th defense. Imposible gave credit to Pantera for being a good opponent and said he’d be open to a rematch.
3) Apolo Estrada Jr. & El Hijo del Diablo © b Canis Lupus & Trauma I [IWRG IC TAG]
first defense. Diablo used a ref distraction to smack Trauma I with a weapon for the win. Lupus & Trauma were angry with the finish, so they took the belts and left. The commission brought the belts back a few minutes later.
4) Golden Magic © b Trauma II [IWRG JUNIORS]
first defense. Straight falls, a surprise to all. Trauma II was DQed in the first and surprised in the second. Very good match, money thrown in. Trauma II handled his loss better than his brother.
5) Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Hijo De Dos Caras © [IWRG IC HEAVY]
Mascara jumped Dos during the title match photo. Dos still took the first, but Mascara took the second. Dos got a visual submission with the referee down in the third, Mascara dropped him with a martinete and got the pin off that. Dos falls on the sixth defense. Mascara dedicated the title win to the memory of Hijo de Cien Caras.

Magic/Trauma II is easily the most praised match. X-Fly totally could’ve beaten Hijo de Dos, and it’s a little weird Mascara 2000 Jr. is back here (though AAA people have been champions in IWRG in the past.)

CMLL has an unusually loaded up week, starting with a big show tonight in Puebla. The main event is Volador Jr. defending his NWA Welterweight championship against Mephisto. As we saw on Friday, Mephisto’s big match structure is basically “people kick out of the Devil’s Wings repeatedly and then do moves” and Volador has a lot of moves so it could work out well. Mephisto and Volador are tied 3-3 in singles matches all time, with Mephisto defeating Volador early and Volador winning late. He should win late tonight too.

The bigger match is the Molotov versus Lestat mask match. Molotov wasn’t much good as a tecnico, hasn’t been much better as a rudo, and fifty people should be getting mask wins before him but it’s CMLL so you can’t rule it out. Lestat was a Puebla prospect who appeared to get frustrated with his career going nowhere and basically retiring for two years. He’s gotten more focus since returning last December, but it’s at least possible it all might just be a set up for him losing to his mask and disappearing again. And maybe that’s even a reasonable thing to do, but not with Molotov.

Box Y Luchas has Demus vs Shockercito and Luchas 2000 has Hijo del Santo on the cover. I guess that says how much a secret Myzteziz’s jump was; no one knows more about Elite Lucha Libre than Luchas 2000 and they didn’t know to keep the cover open for Myzteziz showing up in Arena Mexico.

I’m not writing much about Mistico II on the Azteca/Telemundo Si Se Puede celebrity reality show because I can’t be bothered to care (and I’m not sure how much it means outside the context of the show.) He’s still alive on the show, and did a dance number as Gloria Trevi yesterday which tore down the house. There’s a 30-45 pre-roll add, but you ought to withstand it and watch the video.

The local newspaper in Reynosa still thinks Myzteziz is appearing on the AAA show Saturday.

Drastic Boy & Flamita will be on the 11/05 DTU show.

Alas de Angel lost his mask in San Luis Potosi.

Segunda Caida reviews Felino vs Blue Panther as part of a run of lightning matches.

Lucha Libre in Japan

10/10 Tokyo Gurentai: Douki beat Low Rider. That was both men’s debut in Japan – Douki on Twitter sounded happy about finally having a match where he was born.

Mascara Dorada actually won on the NJPW show! Post show interviews suggested Dorada’s teaming with Taguchi for the upcoming junior tag team tournament (and also there’s an upcoming juniors tag team tournament), but don’t trust me reading NJPW. None of the Ingobernables were Naito’s friend.

great match roundup for week of 2015-08-29

These are going to not work right, or at least not work how they have prior. I started posting the recaps right after the show for the live broadcasts. It doesn’t make sense to post them again, so that means the reviews for some of these were posted weeks/months ago. I definitely need a better way to look thru old recaps, but I can at least relink to them. This time, it’s only CMLL on ClaroSports 2015-08-31.

The trade off is I should be catching up quicker; a lot of weeks only have two TV recaps to post. The weeks where AAA (re)airs a PPV will only really have C3 recaps. I’d like to sprinkle in some of the indy catch up instead of leaving it all to the end (or just leaving it on my hard drive like last year), but we’ll see.

I’m trying to filter out the Azteca/52MX matches since they would’ve been listed before when they aired on other shows. I’m not sure if that’s the better way. I did update the best matches list.

rating matches TV Show taped
great Rey Mysterio Jr. vs Myzteziz AAA on Televisa: 2015-08-29 2015-08-09
great Shockercito, Stukita, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-08-29 2015-08-14
great Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. © vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja for the CMLL World Trios Championship CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-08-29 2015-08-23
good Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Tritón vs Cavernario, Rey Bucanero, Terrible CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-08-29 2015-08-25
good Blue Panther, Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Rey Bucanero, Ripper CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-08-29 2015-08-23
good La Sombra © vs Último Guerrero for the NWA World Middleweight Championship CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-08-31 2015-08-31
good Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Kamaitachi, Mephisto CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2015-09-04 2015-09-04
good Titán vs Pólvora in a lightning match CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2015-09-04 2015-09-04
good Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2015-09-04 2015-09-04
good Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Sombra vs Atlantis & LA Park CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2015-09-04 2015-09-04
ok Blue Demon Jr. & La Parka vs El Mesías & Electroshock AAA on Televisa: 2015-08-29 2015-08-09
ok Alberto el Patrón vs Brian Cage for the hair AAA on Televisa: 2015-08-29 2015-08-09
ok Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-08-29 2015-08-25
ok La Máscara, Máximo, Titán vs Gran Guerrero, Kamaitachi, Último Guerrero CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-08-29 2015-08-25
ok Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Zeuxis CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-08-29 2015-08-23
ok Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma vs Kamaitachi, Morphosis, Okumura CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-08-31 2015-08-31
ok La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-08-31 2015-08-31
ok The Panther vs Okumura in a lightning match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-09-01 2015-09-01
ok Blue Panther Jr., Fuego, The Panther vs Luciferno, Puma, Tiger CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2015-09-04 2015-09-04
ok Blue Panther, La Máscara, Super Porky vs Boby Zavala, Rey Bucanero, Shocker CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2015-09-04 2015-09-04
below average Bengala & Robin vs Apocalipsis & Espanto Jr. CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-08-29 2015-08-25
below average Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero, Nitro, Raziel CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-08-29 2015-08-25
below average La Vaquerita, Marcela, Skadi vs La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-08-31 2015-08-31
below average Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-08-31 2015-08-31
watch later Hijo del Pantera & Pantera © vs Diablo Jr. I & El Hijo del Diablo for the IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship IWRG Zona XXI: 2015-08-31 2015-08-30

Myzteziz doesn’t work in Veracruz, Atlantis gets a another win, Maximo/Terrible

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SAT) 10/10/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala b Camorra
2) Metálico b Star Jr.
3) Hombre Bala Jr. b Hijo del Signo
4) Sagrado b Tritón
Triton wants a shot at Sagrado and the Arena Coliseo tag team titles but can’t get a win over him.
5) Amapola & Dalys b Princesa Sugehit & Skadi
Skadi replaced Marcela. Rudas won in straight falls.
6) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máximo b Felino, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
7) Atlantis b Rey Escorpión
Atlantis won clean with an Atlantida.

The only person to beat Atlantis in a singles match in the last year is, of course, Ultimo Guerrero.

CMLL (SUN) 10/11/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Flyer & Robin b Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
straight falls
2) Demus 3:16 & Mercurio b Eléctrico & Último Dragoncito
Scheduled to be a trios match with Pequeno Olimpico & Fantasy.
3) Delta, Fuego, Rey Cometa b Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Negro Casas b Titán [lightning]
Negro snuck in a foul on Titan.
5) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, La Máscara b Boby Zavala, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora
6) Euforia, Terrible, Último Guerrero b Máximo, Rush, Valiente
Terrible beat Maximo to set up a title match next week. Atlantis was listed in Rush’s spot, but it’s Rush in the pictures.

The heavyweight championship doesn’t mean much, but Maximo seems like the most over tecnico. Crowd definitely cheered him over Volador on Friday night. There’s a bit of logic in using him as the main event on a Sunday after a WWE show, though it still doesn’t feel like a big thing.

Mesias replaced Myzteziz last night in Veracruz. They announced he wouldn’t be there at the beginning of the show. It’s unclear if AAA told him not to show up or if he decided not to on his own. AAA hasn’t commented on Myzteziz yet, but it was reasonable to expect they wouldn’t want to do any more business with him. Myzteziz is still be advertised for other shows by local promoters in the next three weeks, which probably means those local promoters also haven’t heard from AAA yet. The Arena Neza group, where Myzteziz is next listed as wrestling on Friday, still was pushing the poster with Myzteziz as the centerpiece on Facebook.

Karlo Colin, in his role as spokesperson for the Lucha Libre Elite shows, talked about Myzteziz’s appearance in Arena Mexico Friday night on Guadalajara’s Super Libre radio show. (Lucha Libre Elite has been promoting the no-promotion-listed Sunday big name indy shows at Arena Coliseo Guadalajara once every month.) Colin was likely part of the process which got Myzteziz into Arena Mexico on Friday and evasive answering questions about it. He only said more surprises are coming and the promotion would have another show in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara soon.

(There’s some irony in Colin being one of the people bringing back Myzteziz to Arena Mexico. Colin, in his other job as part of the Lucha 2000 magazine, made up interviews quoting Myzteziz’s father saying he was saying in CMLL and not going to WWE back when that all happened to try and protect CMLL. Myzteziz and his family were very displeased. Time changes alliances.)

No one’s saying how long this has been in the works, but friend of the site Daniel Gonzalez pointed out some dramatic Myzteziz Twitter messages from mid September which could be read as Myzteziz deciding to making this move.

In the post Arena Mexico interview, Myzteziz blew off his feud with Rey Misterio as one neither man won but he was happy to have done. He said he was looking for his old place in CMLL (again noting no one’s taken it), but did not want the Mistico name. He said he’d be ok facing Mistico II or teaming with him, whatever Mistico II wanted. He mentioned (a little unprompted) Ultimo Guerrero, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. and Atlantis as possible opponents. They’re not even giving away if he’ll be a tecnico or rudo. Slightly interesting the Ingobernables were not on that list.

Arturo Rivera said dumb stuff on Twitter and defended AAA, as he usually does. Boasting about AAA creating stars while others only steal them seems like poor timing when the promotion has been built around ex-US stars Alberto & Mysterio and ex-CMLL star Myzteziz. The thing is Arturo clearly needs to be right about AAA being built around homegrown stars rather soon.

AAA’s had a unfortunate year and that may not be over yet. WWE may be talking to Alberto el Patron about returning. Cageside Seats has all the bits of the story. The quick version is WWE wants to bring back one of it’s former Latino stars to help do better in that demographic, they’ve talked to Carlito but Carlito hasn’t liked the offer, and they’ve probably reached out to Alberto as well. On the face of it, if they’re not offering Carlito enough to return than that offer is probably not good enough to get Alberto either, and Alberto’s previous complaints about the WWE schedule would have to be addressed. Still, WWE is capable of making that kind of deal if they want him bad enough. Alberto himself has said he’s not locked in for season 2 of Lucha Underground. (The fact that no one’s come out and ‘corrected’ that says he was right and probably still hasn’t been locked in.) Myzteziz’s jump to CMLL suggests AAA contracts may not be all that binding either. There’s also been past reports in the WON about at least 1 of the 3 big AAA signings being unhappy with the payouts they’ve been getting. I don’t know which one it was, but the general sense is those deals have not worked out as expected so far. Alberto had much more positive things to say about WWE last time people asked. I’d still be surprised if Alberto left AAA, but it’s not out of the question.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s LuchaWorld.

Lineups

CMLL (SAT) 10/17/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala vs Apocalipsis
2) Magnus vs Inquisidor
3) Starman vs Hijo del Signo
4) The Panther vs Nitro
5) Fuego vs Sangre Azteca
6) Super Porky & Titán vs Kráneo & Ripper
7) Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Valiente vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto

Titan teams with Super Porky a lot. Main event might be best match.

CMLL (SUN) 10/18/2015 Arena México
1) Leono & Metatrón vs Akuma & Camorra
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Tritón vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Skándalo
would be Skandalo’s first match in nearly a year.
3) Ángel de Oro, Esfinge, Rey Cometa vs Hechicero, Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Blue Panther, Dragon Lee, La Máscara vs Ephesto, Felino, Vangellys
5) Máximo © vs Terrible [CMLL HEAVY]
Maximo’s fourth defense.
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Mephisto, Último Guerrero

Sky Team in the main event to help out the title match.

There’s no bigger disparity than Pierroth and Hechicero on the same team. Skandalo’s had many injuries; the last one was a knee injury. He’s also had some false alarm returns from injury.

CMLL (SUN) 10/18/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Avispón Negro Jr. & Meteoro vs Guerrero de la Muerte & Quca
2) El Yaqui & Nube Roja vs El Chakal & Mr. Apolo
3) Furia Roja, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno vs El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
4) El Divino, Esfinge, Frezzer, Magnum, Neutrón vs Kempo Dragón, Mario Mora, Príncipe Kisho, Relampago (Sinaloa), Terremoto [cibernetico]
Jalisco versus Sinaloa

The Sinaloa guys have been showing up for a couple months, but this is the first sign it’s going anywhere.

return of Mistico I, Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero and Demus/Shockercito next week

the return

CMLL (FRI) 10/09/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Shockercito & Stukita b Demus 3:16 & Pequeño Nitro
Shockercito won with a La Mistica, which appears to have been intentional foreshadowing.
2) Okumura, Puma, Tiger b Fuego, The Panther, Tritón
good match
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Heddi Karaoui, Stuka Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Hechicero, Luciferno
Karaoui was said to do well in his debut, got the win.
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush b Ángel de Oro, Super Parka, Super Porky
Ingobernables ended up destroying the tecnicos. Sombra took Angel de Oro’s mask after the match.
5) Atlantis & Negro Casas b Mephisto, Mistico, Volador Jr., Ephesto, Máximo, Valiente [CMLL Universal, seeding battle royal]
Prior to this match, the original Mistico came to the ring in a new mask (and with no name). He said Arena Mexico gave birth to him and he was coming back to return to the spot that no one had filled. The ring announcer promoted the 10/25 All Elite show, but Myzteziz never mentioned that date and implied he’d be coming back for a lot more than that. Strangely, Mistico II was the first person out for this match and most of the field attacked him. They tore up his mask repeatedly on this show.
6) Mephisto b Ephesto [CMLL Universal, 8F]
7) Mistico b Valiente [CMLL Universal, 8F]
8) Volador Jr. b Máximo [CMLL Universal, 8F]
9) Atlantis b Negro Casas [CMLL Universal, 8F]
10) Mephisto b Mistico [CMLL Universal, quarterfinal]
11) Atlantis b Volador Jr. [CMLL Universal, quarterfinal]
12) Atlantis b Mephisto [CMLL Universal, semifinal]
Atlantis faces Ultimo Guerrero on 10/16

The big news was the Myzteziz appearance and his press conference after the show. Myzteziz told the press that he plans on finishing up his AAA dates and then hopes to make his way back to CMLL. CMLL promoted Myzteziz’ appearance on Facebook and Twitter, which I don’t recall them doing with LA Park. Myzteziz isn’t officially part of CMLL at this moment, and things can still happen, but everyone expects him to join the promotion soon. This must’ve been in the works for a while, but it stayed quiet until yesterday afternoon. According to his own Twitter, Myzteziz was working AAA house show as recently as Thursday in Xalapa. He’s listed as working a spot show tonight in Veracruz. AAA seems like they were as caught off guard by this as most everyone. I’m sure they’re ticked and I’d guess he’s going to be asked to sit at home instead of working those shows, but this is a strange situation.

The Mistico II stuff was weird. It seemed like they were killing off the character for most of the tournament. The crowd would’ve been fine with that, he was getting booed badly just by appearing after the original had shown up. In the end, he just lost cleanly to a super Devil’s Wings.

Atlantis versus Ultimo Guerrero was the most predictable final but one I was kind of hoping they’d avoid. Ultimo Guerrero is almost definitely going to win. This final serves no purpose except to give Ultimo Guerrero a desperately unneeded victory.

Despite ClaroSports saying the show would only air in Mexico, it aired everywhere without a region block. No one knows anything and I expect it’ll stay a guessing game for a while. I only saw the Mistico return and the Universal tournament (which seemed better than last week, though the crowd was not at all into a long Mephisto/Ephesto match after Mistico I just showed up.) I haven’t even edited the rest, but I’m told the undercard was fun and worth watching. Karaoui did better than expected; hope he keeps it up.

In news that got swallowed up, Negro Casas & Blue Panther versus Solar & Negro Navarro was also announced for the 10/25 show. That All Elite has no TV (or internet) outlet, though fan recordings often show up on YouTube. It’s a Sunday show, so it would normally air on ClaroSports, but CMLL’s opted out of airing any matches which aren’t all CMLL luchadors. Maybe it’ll be different this time.

AAA has every right to be livid about Myzteziz’s move – he did this in a unprofessional way, and probably is still under contract to AAA. They also can’t afford to wallow in their anger too long right now, because they’ve got to figure out what to do with their TripleMania program, how to replace Myzteziz as a lead heel in general, and who else might be jumping. No one was naming names last night, but rumors were indicating Myzteziz wasn’t coming alone. (No opponent or match being named for him was interesting for that reason.) The spotlight is going to fall on Averno – who, unlike his rival, has been noted as being super professional everywhere – and if he’ll follow his friend back to CMLL.

My plans involve me not checking the internet for long stretches of time today. I’m throwing my laptop in the car, so maybe you’ll get an update from a rest stop near Peoria if more craziness happens, but more likely just keep an eye on Twitter.

AAA’s taking the blame for moving the Nuevo Laredo taping. As usual, they don’t give any particular reason.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Eric Mutter has a piece on Pentagon Jr.

Lineup

CMLL (FRI) 10/16/2015 Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., The Panther vs Artillero, Sangre Azteca, Súper Comando
2) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
3) Shockercito vs Demus 3:16 [hair]
4) Dragon Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Virus
5) Máximo, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush
6) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero [CMLL Universal, final]
Ultimo Guerrero, already the only two time winner, would become the first three time winner if he wins.

WWE’s in town the next day. CMLL appears to know what the good matches are when they want to do good matches. The two singles matches should do well, and the fourth and first matches should be worth watching. (The women’s match isn’t as hot, but it’s tough for CMLL to put together promising women’s matches with the current roster.)

Shockercito defeated Demus when they last met for a hair match in 2009. He’s never lost his hair.

DTU JOSAGA (SAT) 10/31/2015 Auditorio de la Unidad Deportivo, Fortín, Veracruz
1) Blaster, Delirium, Guerrero Astral vs Angel Negro, Halcón Infenrla, Ultra Boy
2) Erwin, Galxy, Irving vs Masizito, Porrito, Samuary Jr.
3) Black Baby & Sepultura vs Destroyer & Hades
4) Gio El Malkriado & Lady Maravilla vs Abadon & Zuzu Divine and Perro Negro Jr. & Princesa Doreada and Black Sabath & Crazy Star (F)
5) Septimo Dragon vs Ángel del Misterio, Tiburon, Ángel Del Futuro
6) Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo vs Joven Marvilla & Maremoto Jr. and Aero Power & Kronos
7) Black Fire & Pesadilla vs Cíclope & Miedo Extremo and Ángel o Demonio & Ovett

There’s also an ultraviolent tournament next Saturday in Tulancingo.

10/09 AAA TV Results (Tlahuelilpan)

AAA TV (FRI) 10/09/2015 Plaza de Toros, Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo [AAA]
1) Maravilla, Niño Hamburguesa, Pimpinela Escarlata b Argos, Lady Shani, Mamba
Lady Maravilla again wrestled as only “Maravilla”, probably to avoid confusion with SHani.
2) Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Súper Fly b Argenis, Australian Suicide, Bengala
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Joe Lider, Taurus b Angélico, Drago, Jack Evans
moved down a spot. Taurus was the mystery rudo and continued his winning ways, defeating Drago with a “Michinoku Driver con giro.” Pentagon Jr. appeared after the match to challenge Jack & Angelico to a tag title rematch.
4) Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain b Aerostar, La Parka, Súper Nova
Moved up a spot. Daga beat Nova. Australian Suicide attacked Daga after the match for unclear reasons.
5) El Mesías, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr. b El Patrón Alberto, Fénix, Psycho Clown
Mesias defeated Fenix again, and took his mask again.

Air Date: 10/24, just one week of TV.

Tlahuelilpan is a blackhole for news coverage – this is a small town that has a big fair every year and brings in AAA as part of the entertainment – and apparently a blackhole for internet coverage too. No live results because they couldn’t get a signal. Last night was a tough night to lose internet access.

AAA appeared to know of Myzteziz’s plans when this taping took place and Argos & Argenis weren’t just immediately fired, so maybe they’ll be okay. Both of these brothers (and Mini Murder Clown) were added to AAA’s roster before Myzteziz started with them, but it was part of a long term recruitment plan to land Myzteziz when he would inevitably return to Mexico. Their positions would be iffy if Myzteziz left on good terms. Myzteziz is leaving on much worse than good terms. AAA can’t really do a lot to punish him unless they want to take this to court, but they can punish those related to him. Argenis has become actually fine enough for the position he’s in. Argos has not, and he’s got so little role as it that it would be tough to tell if he ever left AAA. (This is his first TV appearance in 16 months.) Argenis is also trios champion in Lucha Underground, but the role just calls for a generic skinny guy – if they had to, they could sneak someone else in the spot.

Thinking there’s something with Suicide & Daga in the segunda that wasn’t mentioned. That’ll be a fun feud. The recap didn’t mention if Pentagon still wanted Lider as his partner. As much as we might not want that, I’d assume that’s still the plan. Main event still points towards a Fenix/Mesias match to close out the year (and maybe a Fenix win since Mesias is winning all the build up.) They’re really going with Taurus, which is kind of amazing.

Next taping is a week from today in Reynosa. Myzteziz is scheduled in the main event. Averno’s on that card too.