05/24 AAA TV Results (Tuxtla Gutiérrez)

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AAA TV (SAT) 05/24/2014 Explanada del Parque Bicentenario, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas [AAA]
1) Ludxor, Niño Hamburguesa, Venum b Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Fresero Jr.
Hamburguesa splash on Fresero.
2) Machine Rocker, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie b El Elegido, Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata
Mamba beat Mascarita Sagrada with a powerbomb.
3) Aerostar b Ricky MarvinAxelPsicosisSteve PainEterno [AAA CRUISER, #1 Contenders]
Listed originally as Daga defending the title, but Daga did not appear for reasons not yet explained – he may have been stripped of the title. Psicosis replaced him, while Ricky Marvin replaced Bengala. Aerostar beat Steve Pain for the win (may have been one pin to a finish) and was said to be the first finalist in a some sort of tournament for a title match.
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr. b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Billed as a title match, but apparently was non-title after all. Fantasma beat Monster Clown won and Texano celebrated with Psycho’s mask after the match.
5) Averno, Black Warrior, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo b Bengala, Fénix, La Parka
Averno was the mystery rudo, with Bengala as the mystery tecnico. Averno beat Bengala with the Devil’s Wings for the win, but the lights went out and Mystery Man In White faced off with him to end the show. The Mystery Man appeared in a Mistico mask, then took it off to reveal an all white mask with gold eye covering.

Air Date: 05/31. If the recent pattern holds, the top 3 will air on Televisa and the first 2 will air on UTDN on 06/05.

This is a plans change edition of AAA TV! They went from two title matches to none with no particular explanation.

Tercera description is described like it’s a tournament for a vacant championship, but there’s no mention of Daga forfeiting the title – or Daga at all. Daga mentioned on Tercera Caida this past week about how he prefers wrestling on the indies than AAA because of the freedom, but it’d still be surprising for him to leave AAA, especially without losing a title. Maybe there’s an injury we haven’t been told about?

Aerostar won? Aerostar won! It just goes to prove that harassing people on Twitter talent wins out in the end. Whatever’s going on, it was was very clear this was the first part of a tournament and so there’s got to be another part of it – likely an added match in Celaya. Pentagon Jr., Fenix, Jack Evans, Suicide, Angelico, Drago, Venum, Ludxor, and Super Fly could all figure in. Heck, Bengala missed the first part, maybe he can come back in the second part.

Trios title change is probably more just realizing they rather do the trios title match in Celaya instead and not bothering to let people know they had changed this card.

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Bengala/Marvin worked twice (unless they stuck someone else in the suit, which is not impossible) because they’re holding Sin Cara out of the ring probably all the way until Verano de Escandalo. I would be surprised if he actually fights in Celaya but maybe they announce the name. AAA’s being careful to give a little bit more of the new identity each appearance – this time was his new mask – and the name is the big one left.

And it’s possible that name may end up being Mistico by the time AAA’s done. AAA actually posted that on Twitter as the name, then quickly deleted it. The assumption last night was the problem was with using that name, but it might have actually just been with using that name too soon.

This was another free show, but this was also a gigantic crowd. The arena looks like a bandshell, with plenty of ringside seating and thousand and thousands of park seating stretching back from the arena to a near by monument. I’m not sure how much the people could see the show from the way back, but it’s going to look massive on television. It appears to be the second biggest crowd of the year so far to Rey de Reyes and may end up the biggest non-major show attendance of the year.

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Sombra & Rush destroy Shocker, AAA in Tuxtla Guiterrez

Dragon Lee & Cachorro

CMLL (FRI) 05/23/2014 Arena México [CMLL, TerraYahoo! Deportes]
1) Black Panther & Pegasso b Canelo Casas & El Rebelde Black Panther & Pegasso vs Canelo Casas & El Rebelde, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit DQ Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis Dark Angel, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit vs Dalys, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicas took 2/3, the last when Sugheit tossed her match to Blanca to draw the DQ.
3) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Valiente vs Felino, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Valiente vs Felino, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
moved to the tercera. Tecnicos took 1/3 in a disappointing match.
4) Cachorro, Hechicero, Virus b Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Negro Casas  Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Negro Casas vs Cachorro, Hechicero, Virus, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Final four in the En Busca de Un Idolo tournament and the trainees. Team Virus took falls 1/3, the last when Hechicero beat Dragon Lee while using the ropes. Great match.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Titán b Mr. Águila, Rey Escorpión, Ripper
Tecnicos took 2/3, Maximo defeating Escorpion in the third.
6) Atlantis, Shocker, Volador Jr. DQ La Sombra, Rush, Último Guerrero [Relevos Increíbles]
Shocker replaced Niebla on Monday. Team UG took fall one with a Pulpo Guerrero on Atlantis, Atlantis tied up with an Atlantida on Guerrero, and Rush & Sombra were DQed for excessive violence on Shocker in the third.

En Busca de un Idolo match was the best on the Terra show by far. The official name for the Rush, Sombra and La Mascara  trio is being billed as Los Indeseables.

AAA finishes it’s second Chiapas show in eight days tonight in Tuxtla. There’s two title matches tonight; Daga puts up his cruierweight championship in the usual midcard mutliman title match against Bengala, Aerostar, Axel, Eterno and Steve Pain, while Psycho Circus defend the trios titles against El Consejo in their never ending feud. I think it’s likely at least one title changes hand tonight. The trios is more likely, but it wouldn’t be out of the question for both to change hands. The main event is another in the series of mystery luchador specials, with Perro Aguayo, Black Warrior and probably Averno teaming up against Fenix, La Parka and possibly Sin Cara. The show is listed as starting at 8:30.

Verano de Escandalo tickets went on sale yesterday, running from 60 up to 450 Mexican pesos ($4.66 to $35). That’s a little bit lower than usual. No VIP package this time. The on sale announcement mentions Psycho Clown versus Texano Jr. and nothing else – because nothing else is official yet, though they’ve been teasing Demon/Chessman and Sin Cara locally.

AAA announced the top 3 from last Saturday’s taping in Tapachula will air this afternoon on Televisa. The other two matches will air on the UTDN show on Thursday, and probably will be on internet sooner than that.

La Magnifica talks wanting to win the #1 contenders match in Celaya. It’s the usual one-talking-point AAA article, with the exception of something that’s either an innocent typo or an accidental tease. Magnficia (or whoever’s putting words in her mouth) twice mentions how she’s going to defeat the other seven women, but there’s only six other women listed in that match. That’s almost nothing in itself, but the 06/17 AAA spot show in Arena Aficion lists a luchadora sorpresa. Is someone new about to show up here?

Amapola and La Comandante made it to Japan. Amapola’s now scheduled to defend the CMLL-REINA International Championship twice. She’s facing Maki Narumiya on 05/25, then Shuri on 05/29 if she keeps the belt.

R de Rudo looks at images of impact.

Lineup

CMLL (FRI) 05/30/2014 Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca
3) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
4) Dragon Lee vs Cachorro [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Cavernario vs Hechicero [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Atlantis, Titán, Valiente vs Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Mephisto
7) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]

Main event is listed as a relevos incredible, but it’s really just the Undesirables versus the three guys who hate them the most (and aren’t under suspension.)  Semimain is a bit weaker than usual; more conventional CMLL programming would have those three down in the tercera and the tercera three up in the semimain. Maybe there’s a reason for that.

Both en Busca de un Idolo matches look good, but there shouldn’t be a match match this round. First two matches should be good if toned down because of their position and lack of time.

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CMLL preview, DTU in Arena Aficion

DTU (TUE) 05/20/2014 Arena Aficion [La Copa]
6) Flamita © b Shane Strickland, Drastik Boy, Kaleth [DG BRAVE GATE]
2nd defense for Flamita.
7) Aero Boy & Violento Jack b Crazy Boy & Super Crazy
Violento Jack beat Crazy Boy and threatened to take over DTU from him.
8) Cíclope, Miedo Extremo, Paranoiko b Ángel o Demonio, Demente Extreme, Ovett and Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera
Ciclope beat Demente Extreme.

Tonight’s CMLL main event is another Relevos Increíbles, with tecnicos Atlantis & Volador teaming with nominal rudo Shocker against rudo Ultimo Guerrero and disagreeable people La Sombra & Rush. (This has nothing to do with anything, but something here wasn’t planned much in advance, since Shocker’s basically back to working as a tecnico about two months later.)  Semimain continues the Escorpion/Maximo issue. The highlight match is the En Busca de un Idolo trios match, with Negro Casas, Dragon Lee and Cavernario facing off Virus, Hechicero and Cachorro in what should be a wild match. Not sure if that’ll end up be the Terra main event or if they’ll go back to the previous rule of airing the top four matches, but that match alone is worth checking out the stream.

LuchaWorld has recaps of Tercera Caida and the En Busca de un Idolo special.

Segunda Caida reviews Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Euforia, Shocker, Último Guerrero

Guerreros talk about keeping their trios titles.

El Apache hypes Saturday’s opening match.

Lineups


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IWRG (FRI) 03/28/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko, Dragón Blanco, Lady Dragon vs Mercenario De La Muerte, Sexy Girl, Último Caballero
2) Chicanito, Principe Diamante, Vampiro Metálico vs Black Angel, Fly Boricua, Skull Metal
3) Blue Monster, Payaso De Plata, Payaso Extreme vs Cosmos Fugas, Matrix Jr., Muerte Infernal
4) Galaxie, Sky Ángel, Zumba vs Atomic Star, Electro Boy, Power Bull
5) Aramis, Látigo, Metaleon vs Anubis Black, Hip Hop Man, Zurdog
6) Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Fuerza Guerrera, Ojo De Tigre, Pantera, Tony Rivera vs Golden Magic, Guerrero Mixtico, Impulso, Ursus, Voltar, Zoom Driver [Copa Higher Power]
maestros vs students!

Another show that would be a FILL show previously – it’s got the tumbling exhibition. Interesting idea for a main event.

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great match roundup, week of 2014-05-03

Great/Excellent matches

still nothing.

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
AAA on Televisa: 2014-05-03
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-05-03
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-05-03
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-05-03

Matches To Watch Later
CMLL Puebla: 2014-05-04

taped 2014-04-21 @ Arena Puebla
Asturiano vs Espíritu Maligno, Blue Center, mask/hair:

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05/23-25 lucha times

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== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: No preview yet, so guessing top 3 again.

== CMLL ==

FOX: Airing at 10am on Sunday this week. Marco/Maximo/Volador vs Dragon/Escorpion/Shocker and Kraneo/Mephisto/Ripper vs Dorada/Titan/Valiente

52MX: Revolucionarios vs Dorada/Titan/Volador, debut of Cien Caras’ kids.

Claro: Mascara, Sombra, Rush vs Dorada, Valiente, Volador.

C3: Guerreros vs Atlantida

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Diamante Azul vs Ripper, minis vs Puebla locals

Lucha Azteca: Guerreros vs Atlantis, Dorada, Volador

Terra Friday: En Busca de un Idolo is the third match, so this may be a very short show. More Blanca/Sugheit issues.

Terra Sunday: Volador vs Rush.

(I’m assuming they’re dropping the Tuesday Terra show.)

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: Drago/Parka vs Silver King/Texano

IWRG (LAS/AYM): Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan.

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06/04 AAA TV Lineup (Celaya)


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AAA TV (WED) 06/04/2014 Explanada de las Antiguas Instalaciones de la Feria, Celaya, Guanajuato
1) Aerostar, Ludxor, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan
2) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
3) Sexy Star vs La Jarochita, Taya Valkyrie, La Magnifica, Mary Apache, Cinthia Moreno, Sexy Lady [Reina De Reinas, #1 Contenders]
winner gets a shot at Faby Apache at some future point.
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown © vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr. [AAA TRIOS]
Rematch from Tuxtla – either the Psycho Circus 8th defense (and 6th versus Consejo) or the Consejo’s first defense.
5) ?, Cibernético, La Parka vs ??, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Parka Negra

Air Date: 06/07.

No one’s getting booked in more main events than Luchador Sorpresa. I’d assume it’s Sin Cara and Averno, but there doesn’t really seem to be a reason to keep listing Avenro as Luchador Sorpresa after he’s already debuted. Maybe a communication error? Maybe even more people? Maybe they’re just not sure. Maybe I’m not sure!

Even as crazy repetitive as AAA can be – the opener is almost the same match for three straight tapings running – I can’t believe AAA is running the same trios title match on consecutive tapings for the Psycho Circus to win both. There’s a title change coming, maybe even the titles going back and forth.

Not sure if the Reina de Reinas contender match is intended for Verano de Escandalo. That card is probably going to be announced before this show happens, which may give away the result if that’s the plan. It’s probably Taya or Sexy Star getting the shot.

Next show after this is Verano de Escandalo on 06/07. Is Psycho Clown versus Texano Jr. the only announced match for that show so far? No sign of Blue Demon (or Chessman) on this show or Tuxtla, so no idea if that is still meant to be happeing. All the usual names should be on the card.

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En Busca final 4, Imposible takes mask, Gringos take tag team titles

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (WED) 05/21/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), IWRG, Tercera Caida]
1) Power Bull & Skull Metal b Black Niko & Sky Ángel
2) Guerrero Mixtico & Hip Hop Man b Látigo & Metaleon
rudos snuck in a foul on Metaleon
3) Apolo Estrada & El Hijo del Diablo b Alan Extreme & Veneno [IWRG IC TAG]
Title change! Apolo & Diablo were able to overcome Veneno’s holy karate to win the championship. Veneno and Alan fall on third defense. Gringos VIP are 22nd champions.
4) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 b Oficial AK47 [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 is the champion, and took falls 1/3 to keep the title, the last with a German suplex.
5) Imposible b Hijo De La Bestia [mask]
Bestia broke up with the rudos seven days ago. Apolo Estrada seconded Bestia, Eterno seconded Imposible. Bestia was DQed in the first for excessive violence, then Imposible just beat him in the second fall for the rare straight falls mask win. Hijo de la Bestia was announced as Humberto Lopez Che, from Guadalajara, 32 years old, 15 years a luchador.

Hijo de la Bestia suddenly gets into a mask match, then loses in straight falls is the normal bit of random that is IWRG. Tag team title change is good news.

Gronda (original) says he’s working here on June 1st. That’ll be something.

Flamita kept the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Championship last night in Arena Aficion.

Final Week 1 En Busca de un Idolo totals

565	Hechicero
451	Cavernario
433	Cachorro
423	Dragon Lee
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406	Star Jr.
395	Soberano Jr.
339	Super Halcon Jr.
336	Guerrero Negro Jr.

Important lesson: Don’t have a Junior in your name?

CMLL Informa revealed Hechicero, Cavernario, Cachorro and Dragon Lee as the final four. They also explained Friday’s trios match will be Negro Casas, Cavernario, and Dragon Lee versus Virus, Hechicero and Cachorro. Cachorro was a Negro Casas trainee, but the idea is Casas didn’t want to team with him so he was the one sent over to the other team. (Virus was unhappy with only getting one finalist again, and the judges scoring in general.) The half hour show went just over an hour, with fan questions and Cavernario being crazy. I’ve put up in two parts.

The Informa show seemed like a special occasion show and not a weekly show. They’ll probably be back in a month to push the final.

All the judging polling and fan polling ended up actually not changing much. The top four based on win/loss record was Cavernario (5 wins), Dragon Lee (4.5 wins), Cachorro (4 wins) and Hechicero (3.5 wins.)

Marisela Pena told a fan that AAA would be returning to Puebla for a TV taping on 06/13. That would be the first taping after Verano de Escandalo. It will be the third taping in a nine day stretch (06/04 in Celaya & 06/07 in Orizaba), an exceptionally busy stretch for AAA. That schedule could take care of all their taping for June and more depending on how many matches they run.

There are no lineups announced for any of those shows so far, but they should start to be officially announced after Saturday’staping.

Rob has highlights of 06/08 & 06/15/2001 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has a KrisZ’s news update and a recap of the Week 7 of En Busca de un Idolo.

This week’s Tercera Caida had lots of DTU coverage, and an after the show interview with Violento Jack and Shane Strickland.

Fuego en el Ring talks to Esfinge about his upcoming Mexico City debut. He’s been wrestling regularly in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara since 2011, but is only 20.

Fenix talks about Averno’s debut. The article mentions Fenix has been Fusion champion for over a year. He’s never defended the belt on TV in that time.

Okumura has been in CMLL for 10 years. This is the second time CMLL’s announced this. I don’t know why.

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AAA (SUN) 06/15/2014 Arena Azteca Budokan, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Estado de México
1) ? vs ??
2) Cinthia Moreno, La Jarochita, Pasion Kristal vs Black Mamba, La Hechicera, Sexy Lady
3) Dinastía, Mini Drago, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown
4) Argenis, Fénix, Niño Hamburguesa vs Chessman, Daga, Eterno
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Argos, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano and Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker

Tribute show to Mini Chessman.

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Sin Cara open to a new name, En Busca de un Idolo R1 wraps up, CMLL Informa

Dragon Lee out of the ring dropkick

CMLL (TUE) 05/20/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Metatrón & Sensei b Espanto Jr. & Zayco Metatron & Sensei vs Espanto Jr. & Zayco, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Goya Kong, La Vaquerita, Silueta b La Comandante, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca Goya Kong, La Vaquerita, Silueta vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicas took 2/3.
3) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Starman DQ Disturbio, Hooligan, Metálico Black Panther, Oro Jr., Starman vs Disturbio, Hooligan, Metalico, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Metailco’s rudo debut, feuding with Oro Jr. Tecnicos took 2/3, Metalico pulling off Oro Jr.’s mask for the DQ.
4) Dragon Lee TLDRAW Hechicero [En Busca de un Idolo] Dragon Lee vs Hechicero in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
10 minute draw. Hechicero appeared to have the match won in time, but Pompin called a kickout or shoulder up that wasn’t apparent. (Hechicero then threw Dragon Lee out, guaranteeing the countout.) The two continued to brawl and had to be pulled apart. Judges for tonight were Brazo de Plata (guest), Maximo (replacing Shocker), Dragon Rojo (replacing Mr. Niebla) and Tirantes. Dragon Lee scored a 8, 9, 8, 2 (27) and Hechicero scored a 7, 10, 8, 2 (27) with Tirantes punishing both for not finishing.
5) Star Jr. b Guerrero Negro Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo] Star Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr. in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Star Jr. rallied back from a missed tope to win the match in a much more spotty match. Star Jr. scored a 10, 8, 8, 3 (29) and Guerrero Negro Jr. scored a 10, 8, 10, 10 (38).
6) Puma, Terrible, Tiger b Diamante Azul, Máscara Dorada, Rey Cometa
Rudos took falls 2/3, Terrible beating Azul. Terrible demanded Azul put up his title next week, if he wasn’t scared. Azul accepted the match.
7) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero © b Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. [CMLL TRIOS]
Guerreros are champions. Guerrero took 1/3, UG beat Atlantis to keep the titles. Maya went into the crowd on a dive in the third fall. First defense.

Title match does sound like it was pretty good.

Terrible, heavyweight champion of the world, challenging for a lesser weight title doesn’t make a lot of sense but CMLL has too many titles and this is what happens when you have too many titles. I wonder if there’s an exact reason for Azul getting a renewed focus the last month, or if his name was just pulled out of the hat. Probably the hat.

Hechicero & Niebla Roja is the first time limit draw in this tournament since week 1 of the first year, when Niebla Roja and Titan also drew. Both the draw and the extended fight after the match seemed like a heavy tease for a Dragon Lee/Hechicero final – though Dragon Lee not winning actually put him in more danger of not making the final four!

The judging scoring was increasingly erratic last night. Hechicero and Dragon Lee got lower scores because of their non-finish (docking them for it twice, since neither man got all 20 decision points), but Guerrero Negro Jr. getting one of the highest scores of the competition for his match was ludicrous. It may have just been no one taking the scores that seriously since Guerrero Negro Jr. was already eliminated.

Cachorro leads Star Jr. by 16 points and Dragon Lee by 22 points. As I write this, Cachorro and Dragon Lee lead Star Jr. in the poll, with Lee far enough ahead that he should pick up the seven points he needs to take fourth. Cachorro and Dragon Lee should join Hechicero and Cavernario in the final four.

CMLL will officially announce the final four tonight on yet another Terra broadcast. They’ll be airing “CMLL Informa” at 6pm CT tonight, and the hype made it sound like it’s a new weekly program. They should also confirm the setup for Friday’s trios match and confirm the setup for the next round (should be three more weeks of round robin singles matches if it’s like last year.)

CMLL (TUE) 05/20/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Esfinge & Leo b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Canelo Casas, Demonio Maya, Skándalo b Black Metal, Magnus, Stigma
Skandalo’s first match since September, since an eye injury in August (and a few false starts.) He had a new look, but still won with the Skandalo Driver (on Stigma). Rudos took 2/3.
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Lluvia b Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 1/3.
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Valiente b Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Rey Bucanero
Tecnicos took 1/3, but Sombra & Mascara turned on Valiente after the match.
5) Volador Jr. b Rey Escorpión
Volador took 2/3.

Volador/Escorpion should air on 52MX on May 31st.

Doesn’t look like Sin Cara drew that well in Tabasco last night. The turnout for his shows seems to vary greatly depending on the lcoation, which suggestion local promotion may be an issue. Earlier in the day, Sin Cara told a local paper he wants to try to be a star under a third name. Sin Cara appeared to have little choice but get a third name if he was to appear on TV again, but had previously been strongly saying he would keep the Sin Cara name. It looks like he’s finally changed his mind, and maybe we’ll get hear that new name as soon as Saturday.

CMLL posted a video of Mistico talking about his accident and his injury. There’s pretty graphic photo of the rod being implanted into his leg about two minutes in and more bloody footage three minutes in, so maybe you don’t want to watch while eating a meal.

Doradafan has highlights of 04/15/2014 CMLL.

Segunda Caida watches Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Último Guerrero and Blue Panther, Black Panther, Cachorro vs Felino, Puma, Tiger from Puebla.

The Gladiatores has an interview with Ultraman.

WagnerMania has an interview with Hector Guzman about the upcoming Arena Lopez Mateos anniversary show.

+LuchaTV interviews Krazy Star about being dumped on her head by Vanelly. The move gone wrong is shown there, and is what happens when you don’t roll over enough on a Buca Storm.

R de Rudo has an interview with Rey Cometa.

La Parka & Drago beat Texano & Silver King in Monterrey.

Diana la Cazadora & Angelico defeated Flor de Loto & Hija de Zarzy by DQ in LLF; Diana unmasked Zarzy over a decade ago, so this was the daughter trying trying to avenge her mother.

Elegido talks about Friday’s match.

Lineup

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IWRG (SUN) 05/25/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Omega vs Atomic Star & Electro Boy
2) Ciclon Black & Látigo vs Anubis Black & Hip Hop Man
3) Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, Imposible vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Demon Clown, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Hijo De Dos Caras, Relámpago, Súper Nova
5) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 vs X-Fly, Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan [mask, hair, prison fatal]

This is the confusing cage match with luchadors chained to the cage and having to get a key to free themselves, unless they’ve changed it this year. It’s be a surprise if anyone besides X-Fly lost his hair.

 

 

 

 

CMLL (TUE) 05/27/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Magnus vs Akuma & El Rebelde
2) Esfinge, Gallo, Pegasso vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Espiritu Negro
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Silueta vs Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Blue Panther vs Puma [lightning]
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Marco Corleone vs Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Kráneo
6) Diamante Azul vs Terrible [NWA LH]
Diamante Azul is champion, fourth defense.

Probably back to the show not airing on Terra.

Esfinge joins Gallo as Guadalajara locals making appearances here. This would be Esfinge’s debut.

The opener could be good?

CMLL (TUE) 05/27/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Brillante & Virgo vs Acertijo & Demonio Rojo
2) Oro Jr., Sky Kid, Smaker vs Artillero, Sádico, Súper Comando
3) Gallo, Stuka Jr., Tritón vs Maléfico, Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca
4) La Máscara, Titán, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión
5) La Sombra, Máximo, Rush vs Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Shocker

La Mascara, La Sombra, Rush all on the same show, but not in the same match for no good reason. Not quite sure how Gallo is going to be here in and Arena Mexico at the same time.

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Guerreros vs Atlantida, En Busca de un Idolo, Averno, AAA in Celaya

Lucha Fan Fest (SAT) 05/17/2014 Arena Lopez Mateos [MeditoTiempo, SuperLuchas]
1) Zoom Driver b Carisma
Done in the style of the 30s.
2) Mochiano II, Mohicano I, Mohicano Jr., Piel Roja b Argus, Aztlán, Black Thunder, Skayde
exact participants unconfirmed
3) India Mazahua, Mayu Iwatani, Princesa Mohicana, Xena NC Estrella Negra, Kairi Hojo, Krazy Star, Mystique
Mystique turned on her partners, everyone turned on her, Vanelly made the save for Mystique.
4) Matt Striker & Super Crazy b Bryant Starr & X-Fly
5) Impulso b Belial and Astro Rey Jr.
Listed as the Best Of Chilanga Mask
6) Io Shirai b Star Fire [STARDOM WORLD]
Io retained her title.
7) Canek, El Fantasma, Mil Mascaras b Astro Rey Sr., Máscara Año 2000, Villano IV

The “30s style” match was done first on the WMC show the previous week and seems to be liked by the crowd as a novelty.

CMLL (MON) 05/19/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (fotos)]
1) Águila Egipcia & Metatrón b Ares & Guerrero Espacial
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior b Asturiano, Meyer, Tigre Rojo Jr.
Rudo minis beat tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Sagrado b Cancerbero, Kamaitachi, Raziel
Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Felino, Mephisto, Negro Casas b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máximo
Mephisto replaced Mr. Niebla a few hours before the show. Rudos took 1/3, Maximo getting distracted by Negro Casas and beat in the process by Mephsito. Delta & Maya were not happy wiht Maximo.
5) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero DQ Máscara Dorada, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Guerreros jumped the tecnicos and took the first, then were DQed in the second. UG tossed his mask to Volador Jr. to draw the DQ in the third.

The Guerreros follow up that win with a bigger match tonight. Ultimo, Roja and Euforia defend the world trios championship versus Reyes del Atlantida in Arena Mexico. This is the Guerreros first defense and it’s unlikely they’ll lose, but it’s not out of the question with the ongoing Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero rivalry. Delta, Atlantis and Guerrero Maya Jr. had a really great run of matches as national trios champions two years ago, and the hope is this match calls back to some of those.

Metalico makes his debut on the rudo side in the undercard, continuing his feud with Oro Jr.

Tonight wraps up the first round of the En Busca de un Idolo tournament. It’s essentially a three person race for the last two spots:

+00 Cachorro
-59 Dragon Lee
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-65 Star Jr.

Those gaps look big but will quickly vanish. Lee & Star Jr. will get 25 to 35 points from judges no matter what happens tonight. That might be enough for Dragon Lee, who’s currently well ahead of the other two in the poll, enough that he might pick up another 30 points even without a win. Star Jr. doesn’t have that big fan poll edge and more definitely needs that 20 points for winning over Guerrero Negro Jr. and as many judging points as he can get.

There’s very little drama left if Dragon Lee defeats Hechicero and Star Jr. loses to Guerrero Negro Jr. The fan poll will decide any other outcome, and the fan poll may close by noon Wednesday.

The safest bet tonight is Mr. Niebla won’t be part of the judging panel. He was pulled from both last night’s Puebla show and from this upcoming Friday’s main event. There’s no official word – there’s never official word – but Mr. Niebla appeared to be increasingly drunk in his en Busca de un Idolo appearances and that likely caused him to be suspended. Note that Mr. Niebla was appearing on the En Busca de un Idolo panel while already secretly suspended for the crowd brawl on 04/25 – he got suspended while already suspended! That’s hall of fame level disciplinary issues.

It’s also not a big surprise Mr. Niebla would end up getting in trouble before the end of this tournament. CMLL put him on that panel knowing (and probably hoping) he would say crazy drunk-ish things, because that’s his entire personality. Mr. Niebla did exactly that, and did it so well he got himself in trouble for it. The judging panel, including absences and behavior, has gone exactly the way everyone knew it would go from the moment it was announced. Niebla should be professional, but they knew that was unlikely to happen. (It’s exactly the same as the Mr. Aguila thing. You know what’s he’s going to do, and it’s sad he keeps doing it, but maybe stop putting him in those bad positions.)

CMLL’s immediate issue is restoring some momentum to the main issues on the Friday night shows. They’ve spent the last two weeks spinning their wheels due to the prior suspension delaying the tag team title match) and probably would have to wait two more weeks for Niebla to be eligible to return. That’s a full month of the promotion getting colder (and no new idea coming up to replace it.) Shocker is listed as replacing Niebla on Friday, and maybe he and Casas take the tag team title match instead just to get things moving? Not that Shocker is that much more reliable.

One more thing to look for late tonight: there’s a half decent chance CMLL will announce a tournament for Mistico’s CMLL Welterweight championship next Tuesday. They’ll have more room for it with En Busca de un Idolo wrapped up on Tuesdays.

Averno, referred both by that name and his real name, says he’s come to AAA to prove he’s better than the best they have. Averno believes that mysterious man in white might just be a man he was looking for, and he wants to settle things with him as well. It feels bizarre to be doing this bit where no one knows who this man in white exactly is while Sin Cara is constantly working spots shows with Averno & the rest of the AAA roster. I think they assume no one pays attention to non-local spot shows and they’re probably right.

AAA’s TV announced  a 06/04 taping in Celaya. That’s got to air three days later, on the following Saturday and it’s in a bit of lame duck location. It may not be the most meaningful show, but they can sneak in some good matches.

AAA also has a promo video for Ring & Rock StAAArs #2, the Hard Rock show/resort vacation package they did back in December. There’s no date listed in the promo, but it’s taking place in the next couple months.

In “that’s weird” news, local newspaper reports Saturday’s AAA Cruiserweight title match as Aerostar, Axel, Daga, Steve Pain, Eterno and “luchador sorpresa”. Luchador sorpresa is/was Bengala’s spot. Bengala wasn’t on last Saturday’s card and it’s possible he was supposed to – hope he’s not an endangered animal already. It’s a random newspaper report, far from the most reliable thing, so it may just be nothing.

Maybe related, maybe not: Konnan said more luchador surprises are coming on Saturday.

Jose Manuel & Bernardo did an hour long Google hangout last night, answering fan questions, on their new +LuchaTV channel.

LuchaTV also has videos of X-Fly attacking Eterno and Villano IV challenging everyone under the sun to a mask match.

Rob has highlights of 02/21/14 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has this week’s PosterMania.

R de Rudo looks at recent CMLL jumps to AAA.

Lineup

CMLL (MON) 05/26/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Leono, Star Jr. vs Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Águila Egipcia, Asturiano, Paris vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior
3) Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura
4) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Felino, Mephisto, Negro Casas
5) Volador Jr. vs Último Guerrero

Volador has Rush on Sunday, so that’s back to back singles matches for him (again) and three in seven days starting tonight with Rey Escorpion in Guadalajara. Minis versus Puebla continues, and maybe continues all the way thru a cage match in a couple months.

Marco’s doooooomed.

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