great match roundup, week of 2014-02-01

Great/Excellent Matches

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-02-01
taped 2014-01-26 @ Arena Coliseo
Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión: GREAT
Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger: GREAT

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-02-01
taped 2014-01-28 @ Arena México
Titán vs Virus for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship: EXCELLENT

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on Televisa: 2014-02-01
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-02-01

Matches To Watch Later

CMLL Puebla: 2014-02-02
taped 2014-01-20 @ Arena Puebla
Águila Egipcia & Asturiano vs Artillero & Súper Comando:

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-02-04
taped 2014-02-02 @ Arena Naucalpan
Oficial 911 vs Golden Magic for the IWRG Rey del Ring:


Sin Cara & Averno? Monterrey?, Mascara/Mephisto, Toryumon Mexico

CMLL (TUE) 02/25/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Flyer & Oro Jr. b Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Stigma b Espiritu Negro, Guerrero Negro Jr., Hijo del Signo
3) Starman b Hechicero [lightning]
4) Pierroth, Tiger, Vangellys b Rey Cometa, Sagrado, Super Porky
Tiger replaced Misterioso. Rudos took 2/3. Porky was hurt after a Tiger Kick to the face and left the match in the second fall.
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. DQ Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Mr. Niebla
Atlantida took 2/3, Niebla fouling Atlantis.
6) La Máscara, Máximo, Tritón b Averno, Boby Zavala, Mephisto
Tecnicos look 2/3. Mascara beat Boby with a casita, then Mephisto with a same. Mascara asked Mephisto for a title shot.

Not at all interested in La Mascara singles programs. Averno and Triton worked a lot together in the main event. CMLL keeps coming back to the Atlantis/Niebla feud from time to time. I’m surprised there aren’t more facial injuries with the fierceness of kicks in CMLL the last few months.

CMLL (TUE) 02/25/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Metatrón & Smaker b Demonio Maya & Exterminador
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Warrior b Astral, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Cachorro, Fuego, Stuka Jr. b Cancerbero, Maléfico, Raziel
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) La Sombra, Rush, Titán DQ Niebla Roja, Shocker, Último Guerrero
Niebla Roja replaced Negro Casas. Tecnicos took 2/3, Shocker fouling Rush.
5) Marco Corleone b Euforia
Tecnicos took 2/3.

Euforia foiled! Tercera may end up on 52MX in a couple Saturdays and looks good. Demus is giving tecnicos the Demus Driver on random Tuesday night Guadalajara shows.

Terra announced they’ll broadcast the press conference to announce Homenaje a Dos Leyendas card. It was previously said CMLL would only be the main event, but Terra says it’s the full lineup. (Terra is sometimes wrong.) CMLL’s recap of Puebla show pushes the Shocker/Rush issue there.

CMLL’s posted the Quien es Cien Caras video from last Friday, as well as the preview for this upcoming Friday.

TNA announced they’ve signed Extreme Tiger, who will be using the name Tigre Uno. TNA seems to be a chaotic place with a murky future, but sometimes there’s great opportunity in chaos.

Black Warrior says he wants to be King.

Estrellita & Puma will be on the Turibus this Friday. There’s a mention of plans to expand the program to Tuesdays.

A story of a Veracruz mask maker, who wanted to be a luchador but couldn’t afford it so found a different avenue.

A charity show for the local Red Cross drew 600 people in Arena Vidal.

An interview with Egipcio Jr.

DJ Spectro looks back at Bufalo Salvaje vs Arana Atomica.

Dark Angel previews the Arnold Sports Festival.

Kcidis blows the lid off Sin Cara’s new identity.


CMLL (MON) 03/03/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Akrón & Fuerza Chicana vs Ares & King Jaguar
2) Estrellita, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Blanca
3) Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Morphosis, Olímpico, Shigeo Okumura
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Último Guerrero
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla [CMLL TRIOS]
Estetas are champions. Fifth defense.

Maximo is on the card, the same day as the AAA taping in Irapuato. I’m more doubtful of Maximo changing promotions today, though. This week’s AAA TV included promos from Chessman and Blue Demon building up their Rey de Reyes match, that mystery person Irapuato match includes Chessman. Axel was also introduced back in AAA as Blue Demon’s friend and he’s also in the match. Demon makes plenty of sense as the mystery person.

Lluvia continues to make her way back to Mexico City. Rey Bucanero, Shocker and Ultimo Guerrero is Team Early 2000s. Odd rudo/rudo opener.

CMLL (TUE) 03/04/2014 Arena México
1) Dragon Lee & Flyer vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Súper Halcón Jr. vs Hijo del Signo [lightning]
3) Lady Afrodita, Marcela, Silueta vs Princesa Blanca, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Pegasso, Soberano Jr., Valiente vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
5) Cachorro, Sagrado, Super Porky vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger
6) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero

Not quite yet on Mascara versus Mephisto.

Super Porky goes for nose revenge! Lightning’s match is all the way down in the segunda, way too early for the coffee break.

CMLL (TUE) 03/04/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón & Virgo vs Demonio Maya & Évola
2) Sky Kid, Smaker, Star Jr. vs Akuma, Artillero, Súper Comando
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia vs Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Sugheit
4) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Mr. Niebla
5) Mistico, Titán, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión

Unsure how Mephisto’s going to be in two places, but that main event looks good. Reyes del Atlantida vs Peste Negra is champion.

Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 03/16/2014 Sala de Armas Magdalena Mixhuca, Ciudad México, Distrito Federal
1) Douki & Hanaoka vs Íkaro & Príncipe Azteca
2) Demus 3:16 & Pequeño Nitro vs Astral & Eléctrico
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Super Ciudadano, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Akuma, Hooligan, Yoruba
4) Brazo de Plata & La Máscara vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Olímpico
5) Último Dragón vs Rey Bucanero [NWA IJ]
Ultimo Dragon is champion

I think Dragon’s defending the NWA title he has, though I believe he’s picked up the All Japan Junior Heavyweight title.

UMLL (SUN) 05/04/2014 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Argenis, Argos, Sin Cara vs Averno, Black Warrior, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

HUH. (Poster here.) There a bunch of Sin Cara lineups slowly filtering out, including another one with Averno in Reynosa. For his part, Sin Cara says the only confirmed match is the the 03/01 Tijuana one, but the Monterrey people seemed pretty sure it’s official. Either Sin Cara is lying or he’s got people making deals for him he doesn’t know about. Sin Cara also appears to have people telling him he’s going to win a unlikely legal battle. This doesn’t seem like Sin Cara is working with the best people.

top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. Sin Cara debuted in AAA – kind of. Friday’s main event included the usual post match brawl, but that was interrupted by a mystery figure posing on the stage for about a half minute before the lights went out and the mystery person disappeared. Mistico’s music played throughout. It was definitely him and he’s under contract to AAA, but his name and mask is a more of an issue. It’s said WWE threatened AAA over use of the name or mask, and so Sin Cara’s head was hidden under a hood for his brief appearance. Sin Cara’s said he’ll have the rights to the name by May but it’s unclear how that would happen, or how AAA could use him until that point.
  2. The rest of AAA’s show was busy as well. Before it even took place, it was announced to be the first of a series of “monthly” AAA events at Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera, though the next date has yet to be announced. Black Warrior, Sin Cara’s old rival, returned to AAA as a member of Perros del Mal and won the last spot in the Rey de Reyes final. A domed cage apuesta match with the Mexican Powers, Fenix and Anarkia was set for Rey de Reyes. A mixed tag title match and Psycho vs Texano in some form also seem likely, though AAA still hasn’t announced much of the card.
  3. Hijo del Santo’s wife has been telling people Santo has been told he can’t continue to wrestle after his scheduled neck surgery, will postpone the surgery to have a couple of matches later this year, then retire. Santo hasn’t officially said anything yet, but is expected to say something this weekend.
  4. Barbaro Cavernario and Mr. Niebla won the 2014 CMLL Gran Alternativa over Soberano Jr & Volador Jr. The tournament seemed to focus more on the veterans than the novatos, and Cavernario (who may have lost his first name) was already headed to a bigger position as part of Peste Negra.
  5. Peste Negra also won the Mexican Trios titles. It was a surprise win, since Niebla seems to be teaming with Cavernario & Herodes going forward, but it’s not as if Titan, La Mascara and Rush were frequent partners. Peste Negra are also challenging for the World Trios titles in Puebla next week. The only down note for Peste Negra was Negro Casas hurting his shoulder last Friday, which will keep him out for a couple weeks.
  6. Rumors continue to suggest CMLL will be on TV Azteca soon. The Super Libre radio show stated the show would debut in March, while talk on Facebook says CMLL will have a 4pm slot on a day to be determined.
  • Cien Caras was announced as the luchador legend to be honored Dos Leyendas. CMLL will hold a press conference to announce the entire card on Thursday, and this will be streamed to the internet (via Terra) for the first time.
  • Octagon versus Fuerza Guerrera was announced for the Mexico City WWL show, which Octagon continuing to suggest he’s leaving AAA.
  • AAA announced TripleMania would take place in Arena Ciudad de Mexico, but not until August (months later than usual.) AAA also announced a deal with a hotel chain, while will help with travel packages for some of their future TV tapings.
  • Box Y Lucha appears to have gone biweekly, joining SuperLuchas.
  • Negro Casas, Shocker and Rush continue to feud and are expected to be announced in a three way hair match for Dos Leyendas on Thursday. Dalys & Marcela also continue to weirdly feud, and may eventually get around to have another title match.
  • Mistico won the CMLL Welterweight Championship from Polovora, his
  • Puma said he tore his bicep, kept working. Matt Jackson hurt his hand, but didn’t break it and will be making his ChilangaMask show.
  • El Dandy will have his retirement match on April’s ChilangaMask show in Arena Lopez Mateos.
  • Masked Republic/Extreme Rising announced a lucha show on 04/27 in ECW Arena with LA Park vs Dr. Wagner Jr. on top.
  • Dr. Wagner Jr. is part of the cast of reality show La Isla, while his ex-wife had disturbing things to say about him in a scandalous magazine.
  • The latest Mr. Aguila in no condition match aired. It was amazing, in that it aired.

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2013 watch later catchup, part 9

Still not done. So many gifs.

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Todo x El Todo: 2013-12-22

taped 2013-11-30 @ Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera

I think the best part of the show might have been dramatic coin tossing music.


kind of sad

Villano III & Villano IV vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan in a Ruleta de la muerte semifinal match: Hijo decided to work over Villano IV with moonsaults and his father took an amazingly leisured trip out of the ring, so there’s this match. Villanos generally move in slow motion, and it seemed like C3 couldn’t even get up for some spots. He was also super obviously calling spots at points. The double tapatia crawl thru looked amateur. Finish was great, in that it got the match to end.

Cien Caras Jr. & Máscara Año 2000 vs Angel Blanco Jr. & Höruz in a Ruleta de la muerte semifinal: I’m being repetitive, but these shows make no sense when watched together; Angel Blanco is used differently on every single show. Every other team is a team of normal partners except for the Angel Blanco & Höruz team, and there’s no real attempt to explain it. Angel and Höruz work técnico in a match too simple to get met create a gif. Big new star Höruz jumps into his own doom.


the end of Horuz

Angel Blanco Jr. & Höruz vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan in a Ruleta de la muerte final match: Match picks up with Angel Blanco bleeding heavily, which is really poor editing and probably unnecessary for this tournament. The story of Todo x el Todo, as much as I can figure, is about Hijo del Santo being hassled by evil Angel Blanco Jr. and Solitario, so this is really a tournament about making Angel Blanco Jr. sympathetic. Höruz, who’s supposedly here to be a new técnico star, is just the other guy who happens to be here. It’s so weird. Second straight match where Höruz attempted to do something, failed, and lost soon after (though they missed the move that set it up live.) Pirata beat both guys; no one under 40 can get a win here. Match OK for a TxT tag but nothing I’ll ever think about seeing again.

Angel Blanco Jr. vs Höruz, mask vs hair: and so Angel Blanco immediately turns back rudo here. This seemed like it would’ve been the moment for Höruz to look good in a loss, but instead it’s six minute turn taking match with rudo winning absolutely clean (and Höruz never really having a moment where he was going to win.) Crowd didn’t react to much until the valagueza. Höruz has lost every single match since joining TxT, seeming less like a guy excelling when he got a chance and more like the guy brought in to ‘prove’ this promotion is much better than other.



El Hijo del Solitario vs LA Park vs Dr. Wagner Jr.: Solitario is treated like a non-entity by both Park & Wagner in large portions of this match. Park and Wagner worked stretches of the first half just against each other with Solitario limited to being an annoying fly to be swatted away. They later did normal Park comedy tag spots, where Solitario was just a generic opponent. Even before the match, Park asked the crowd if they were behind him or Wagner, ignoring Solitario. No one would’ve cheered much for Solitario if asked, judging how now one really cheered for him during the match, but Solitario still ended up winning despite how irrelevant he was treated. It was usual TxT garbage finish action – a mask toss DQ on LA Park (where the C3 replay exposed Solitario’s mask in slow motion) and a foul on Wagner – but it’s weird to treat Solitario as not on the level as the other two guys and have him win anyway. They were probably just screwing around, and maybe setting up new opponents for Solitario to face in a mask match if Santo can’t return, but it was another instance of weirdly laid out TxT matches. Match itself was low intensity for the part with all three, and Solitario and Wagner didn’t do anything interesting when they were they were on their own. This whole show dragged for me.

In 2013, I said I’d recap every TxT show I could, and achieved that. I’m definitely not making the same promise for 2014. There are occasional interesting matches, but a lot of long matches I have trouble caring about, and not great prospects going forward. I’ll pick and choose going forward.

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Estetas versus Peste Negra, Negro Casas injury, Fusion

Fusion (SUN) 02/23/2014 Arena Fusion, Ecatepec, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Cobra & Zurdog b Sombra Azteca & Testat
2) Chica Sarcasma & Felina Metalica vs Baby Star & Davinha
3) La Vaquerita b Keira
4) Chica Ye-Ye, Diva Salvaje, Picudo Jr. b Camaleón, Enviado del Infierno, Psico Kid
5) Ludark Shaitan b La Magnifica [FUSION KAWAI]  (posted by LuDarK ShAiTAN Oficial)
Ludark retained her title in a hardcore match.

Main event looks bloody. Keira mentioned to R de Rudo that she’s been out for a while with a knee injury, but back wrestling now. Her match with Vaquerita isn’t mentioned in one recap, and Vaquerita’s name is omitted in another recap, but it’s clearly her. I’m definitely missing something.

Antonio Zamora/Enfoque

CMLL (MON) 02/24/2014 Arena Puebla [El Popular, Periodico Enfoque]
1) Ares & King Jaguar b Águila Egipcia & Black Tiger
Straight falls.
2) Astral, Asturiano, Eléctrico b Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito, Saurón
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso b Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Shigeo Okumura
4) Blue Panther, Máximo, Rush DQ Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Shocker
Tecnicos took 1/3. Shocker got annoyed and fouled Rush.
5) Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente
Cavernario replaced Negro (injury.) Straight falls. Niebla asked for a world trios shot next week.

They didn’t plan to have Cavenrario in this match, but it’s a decent way around one new trios champs not losing to another one.

Apolo Valdes mentioned yesterday CMLL will hold a press conference Thursday to announce the Dos Leyenda main event. That’s still expected to be Rush vs Shocker vs Negro Casas, though Negro Casas is out for the next two weeks with a collarbone injury. That should still be fine ahead of 03/21.

Tonight’s CMLL has Triton and Bobby Zavala in the main event of a Nuevo Valores show. Triton teams with La Mascara & Maximo while Zavala has Averno & Mephisto partners.  Semimain is New Peste Negra verus Reyes del Atlantida.

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

The El Sabor del Ring Facebook says CMLL on TV Azteca would air at 4 pm, and they just haven’t figured out what day. This seems like a game of Clue (and is generally tougher to believe.)

LuchaMania Monterrey interviews La Parka.

Rey Misterio Sr. visited the new Tijuana lucha libre exhibition.


CMLL (SUN) 03/02/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío vs El Piraña
2) Idolo & Javier Cruz vs El Yaqui & Infierno
3) El Divino vs Demonio Rojo
4) Black Metal & Leo vs Exterminador & Sádico
5) Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Maléfico, Niebla Roja, Ráfaga
6) Mistico vs Pólvora

Non-title. Polvora shouldn’t have a chance, but Mistico is random. Stuka/Rafaga feud continues in the semimain.

IWRG (SUN) 03/02/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxy & Látigo vs Andy Boy & Orion
2) Dragón Celestial & Emperador Azteca vs Dowki & Hanaoka
3) Black Terry, Chico Che, Skayde vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Tony Rivera, Tupac Amaru Jr.
4) Alan Extreme, Golden Magic, Veneno vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Hijo De Dos Caras, Relámpago, Súper Nova vs Cien Caras Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, X-Fly

Nova vs X-Fly should be a little bit easier for Nova, but we’ll see.

Alan & Veneno vs Oficials continues.

Terry & Skayde on the same team?

Andy Boy & Orion were here in 2013 as Tony Rivera trainees. He’s back so maybe so are they.

02/21-23 lucha videos

I’ve got the missing AAA matches from last week included.

I missed the first match and part of the second in HD from Friday’s Terra show. I did get those matches in Alta, so that’s what I’m using on Daily Motion (where it’s tough to tell the difference.) All the links I have are below.

The TVC Deportes feed was down Sunday during Puebla. It came back up Monday and I’ll attempt to find the replay (though it’s not listed on any schedule at the moment.)

Lucha Azteca started late and I didn’t get the whole show. This has kept a couple times now.

IWRG on Saturday aired the post match argument of the second Skayde/Terry cibernetico, but not the match itself. This was so annoying to me and there’s nothing to get out of the post match so I haven’t posted it. They never aired the Oficials vs Alan/Veneno match and I don’t know why.

Noches de Coliseo match may be new, or maybe I mislabled something previously?

I’ve upload a bunch of 2006-2007 CMLL 52MX episodes to I had a lot of slightly older stuff on luchablog account that I hope to get up at some point. I can’t find my DVD of Mogur vs Leono. I do not think I broke it.

YouTube Playlist:

02/22 WWC:
02/23 WWC:

02/22 Sobre el Ring (appears to actually be last week’s episode):
02/24 Sobre el Ring:

02/23 La Luche se La Hace:

AAA on UTDN: 2014-02-20
taped 2014-02-09 @ Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México
1) Aerostar, Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake vs El Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
2) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Juventud Guerrera & Steve Pain
3) Fénix, La Parka, Monsther Clown, Psycho Clown vs Jeff Jarrett, Parka Negra, Texano, Zorro

CMLL on Terra: 2014-02-21
taped 2014-02-21 @ Arena México
Full Show Alta:
Partial Show HD:
1) Camaleón & Leono vs Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico
HD (Partial):
3) Dark Angel, Marcela, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
4) Diamante Azul vs Terrible in a lightning match

AAA on Televisa: 2014-02-22
taped 2014-02-09 @ Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México
1) Jinzo, Ludxor, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr., Súper Fly
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Chessman, Daga, Pentagón Jr.
3) Cibernético vs El Elegido, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Electroshock in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament semifinal match

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-02-22
taped 2014-02-11 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show:
1) Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Camorra, Sangre Azteca
taped 2014-02-16 @ Arena México
2) Pólvora vs Mistico for the CMLL World Welterweight Championship
3) Marco Corleone, Super Porky, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Kráneo, Mr. Águila

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-02-22
taped 2014-02-18 @ Arena México
1) Angelito, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón vs Cancerbero, Puma, Raziel
Stellar Moments
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Cachorro vs Ephesto, Misterioso Jr., Pierroth
4) La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas for the Mexican National Trios Championship

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-02-22
taped 2014-02-14 @ Arena México
1) Marcela vs Dalys in a lightning match
Mid-show Intro
2) Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. vs Cavernario & Mr. Niebla in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament final
3) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-02-22
taped 2014-02-19 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Máscara Púrpura, Relámpago, Súper Nova vs Eterno, Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-02-22
taped 2014-02-07 @ Arena México
Gran Alternativa, Block B

CMLL on Terra: 2014-02-23
taped 2014-02-23 @ Arena Coliseo
Full Show (all Alta):
DailyMotion Playlist:
1) Pegasso, Starman, Stigma vs Hechicero, Hijo del Signo, Nitro
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lady Afrodita vs Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
3) Delta vs Boby Zavala in a lightning match
4) Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Averno, Dragón Rojo Jr., Mephisto

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-02-23
taped 2014-02-16 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Ángel Del Amor & Dragón Celestial vs Fulgor I & Power Bull
2) Chico Che, Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota vs Electro Boy, Rayan, Tupac Amaru Jr.
3) Golden Magic, Máscara Púrpura, Relámpago vs Eterno, Tony Rivera, Trauma II
4) Hijo De Dos Caras vs Hijo del Lizmark, Trauma I, Súper Nova, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Fishman, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Fresero Jr. [La Rebelión de Los Juniors]

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-02-23
taped 2013-12-17 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Corazón de Barrio, Silver Star, Vaquero Romo vs Ángel Espacial, Diluvio Negro II, Rey Imagen


CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-01-25


maybe don’t try this with Diamante Azul

taped 2014-01-17 @ Arena México
Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Super Porky vs Ephesto, Euforia, Pierroth: Edited version of a not good match. Guerrero Maya versus Euforia could be fun, but they’re split up to give Super Porky & Pierroth have someone decent to work with and definitely not do much with each other. Pierroth remains bad, kneeling in the ring for a minute (instead of getting out or selling), waiting for his next spot. Ephesto seems to screw up a senton to end the first fall , Delta overshoots his moonsault; there were plenty of other problems with this match. I still can’t figure out how Ephesto gets cut in this match.

Averno, Rey Bucanero, Terrible vs Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, La Máscara: Right team won, at least. Unnoteworthy match except for Diamante Azul nearly killing himself in the third fall. Azul hasn’t been around much and hasn’t used that time to get more interesting, but just taking the normal stuff was a big problem for him. First fall seemed edited (or Averno sent a new personal record for speed of losing to Mascara) and second fall featured Terrible transporting from the ramp to the center of the ring on a camera switch.

Atlantis, Shocker, Valiente vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas: This one starts off as build up to Mr. Niebla & Atlantis (building up a match I already watched, oops) but Shocker and Negro Casas are the more interesting battle and the one that decides it. Shocker has since become a rudo so I guess that match probably wouldn’t happen, but I hope they find a way to it anyway. Shocker looked much more energetic versus Casas and they did enough to make a singles match really interesting. This match was very short for a main event.

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related people in CMLL

The last Dr. Lucha podcast (subscriber only) included a brief musing about how many wrestlers are related to other people in CMLL, sometime frequently talked about. Alfredo turned this to a challenge. I’ve actually done this bit before, but I wanted to have another Monday afternoon post. That’s how the magic trick works.

There are 131 luchadors who’ve had at least one match in Arena Coliseo or Arena Mexico in the last 90 days. Skandalo’s still waiting to get medical cleared after an eye injury but could be back at any point, so let’s call it 132. This is the breakdown

47 are unrelated to any known luchador
12 are related to known luchadors, but they’ve never been in CMLL
20 are related to known luchadors who have been in CMLL at one point, but are not working for the promotion at the moment
29 are related to known luchadors who are in CMLL right now who are unlikely to have influence on the product
24 are related to known luchadors who are in CMLL right now who could have some influence on the product

40.2%  (51) are related to someone else who works in CMLL.
55.3% (72) are related to someone who’s worked in CMLL at some point.
only 30% are unrelated to anyone.

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Alan & Veneno keep tag titles

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 02/23/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Hip Hop Man & Sky Ángel b Matrix Jr. & Power Bull
2) Dowki, Hanaoka, Hijo De La Bestia b Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Látigo
Latigo was strechered out.
3) Apolo Estrada, Espartaco, Tupac Amaru Jr. b Ángel Del Amor, Chico Che, Golden Magic
Espartaco’s debut. Apolo Estrada feuded with Golden Magic, beat him, and wants a title match.
4) Alan Extreme & Veneno b Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 [IWRG IC TAG]
Veneno & Alan Extreme came in as champions. Oficals took the first, then got caught fouling the rudos in the second. 911 knocked down referee Capu in the third, 911 fouled Alan and covered, and 911 heard someone count three – but it was Veneno, not the ref. Veneno fouled 911 when he went to celebrate and put Alan on top for the win. Second defense.
5) Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly b Lizmark Jr., Relámpago, Súper Nova
Rudos took 1/3. Nova was about to beat Eterno when X-Fly distracted him, and Eterno took advantage to for the win. Eterno & X-Fly took Nova’s mask after the match.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of Sunday’s Fusion show at Arena Ichiban. Note CMLL fringe roster member Camaleon on the same show AAA fringe roster member Magnifica main evented. These things are happening more often, probably because work is harder to come by.

Rob has a highlight of Valiente & Mascara Dorada’s insane dives from last Friday.

The high fee for the NOAH tryout is to pay for the winner’s ticket to Japan, according to the official release. That seems like something NOAH should be paying for themselves but whatever. Those random Americans mentions as working in Arena Lopez Mateos and AULL are also trying out, and I can only imagine the unhappiness if a non-Mexican won the Mexico NOAH tryout.

Principe Dragon took Rebeldia’s hair in Pachuca.

Zumbido puts his hair up against Astuto’s mask in Nuevo Laredo next weekend.

This weekend’s magazines.

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