10/18-19 lucha videos

No IWRG this week. Monterrey remains in reruns and I should stop mentioning it. I experimented with the 52MX this week.

I had a lot of problems with the Terra feed and then managed to screw up my back up recordings. I’ve posted every version of every match I’ve got, but the higher quality ones are going to have moments where the action just skips around. (For what it’s worth, DailyMotion has Alta for the first 3 and Baja for the last 2. The feed was just about useless for the fourth match.)

Copy and pasting links from Uploaded.net was not working right – let me know if I screwed something up.

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7ShX94yaK_9H6-GxxiIhoFg

10/15 CMLL Informa: http://ul.to/d2reou2t

10/18 WWC: http://ul.to/f5kob90e
10/19 WWC: http://ul.to/nrqgue7o

10/19 La Lucha Se Le Hace: http://ul.to/28q5zokv
10/18 Sobre el Ring: http://ul.to/ixngn5kj
10/19 Divinas de la Lucha: http://ul.to/28q5zokv – the hour is randomly spent showing a show in Morelos, though four matches in an hour means some short matches

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-09-20
taped 2014-09-12 @ Arena México
1) Fuego, Titán, Valiente vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Niebla Roja
Mid Show Intro
2) Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
3) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker

AAA on Televisa: 2014-10-18
taped 2014-09-26 @ Domo Deportivo Noe Hernandez, Zumpango, Estado de México
1) Niño Hamburguesa, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Carta Brava Jr., Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown
2) Australian Suicide & Faby Apache vs Eterno & Sexy Star
3) El Mesías & Myzteziz vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano
Hijo del Fantasma profile

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-10-18
taped 2014-10-07 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
2) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
3) Volador Jr. vs Shocker

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-10-18
taped 2014-10-14 @ Arena México
1) Flyer & Sensei vs Camorra & Espanto Jr.
2) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. vs Canelo Casas, El Rebelde, Metálico
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit vs La Comandante, Makoto, Narumiya
4) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Hechicero, Rey Escorpión
5) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-10-18
taped 2014-10-10 @ Arena México
1) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mr. Niebla, Shocker
Mid Show Intro
2) Máximo vs Mephisto [Copa Jr. VIP final]
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-10-18
taped 2014-10-03 @ Arena México
Copa Junior VIP Block B
8) Mephisto, Thunder, Último Guerrero vs Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Volador Jr.

CMLL on Terra: 2014-10-19
taped 2014-10-19 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000
Alta: https://www.sendspace.com/file/cz60au
HD: http://ul.to/sn9ejzwd
2) Dragon Lee, Mr. Cacao, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Raziel, Skándalo
Alta: http://ul.to/fqt6nesr
HD: http://ul.to/arcpyqfh
3) Amapola, Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, Dark Angel, Makoto, Narumiya, Zeuxis in a cibernetico match
Alta: http://ul.to/tkg3q3zb
HD: http://ul.to/h4q4c869
4) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto
Baja: https://www.sendspace.com/file/kzsbj3
Medio: https://www.sendspace.com/file/1of47a
Alta: https://www.sendspace.com/file/xmx0sn
HD: http://ul.to/kflezppn
5) Diamante Azul vs Shocker
Baja: https://www.sendspace.com/file/ytc3ue
Medio: https://www.sendspace.com/file/q4ui12
Alta: https://www.sendspace.com/file/x6khjk
HD: http://ul.to/hm8d4241

CMLL Puebla: 2014-10-19
taped 2014-09-22 @ Arena Puebla
1) Milenium & Rey Samuray vs Rey Apocalipsis & Toro Bill Jr.
2) Oro Jr., Star Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Akrón, King Jaguar, Siki Ozama Jr.
3) Estrellita vs Zeuxis in a lightning match
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma vs Felino, Puma, Tiger
5) La Máscara, Rush, Super Porky vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Thunder
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, La Sombra vs Gran Guerrero, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

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Lucha Underground on Unimas, Ninja Turtles for for the gold

Lucha Underground (SUN) 10/19/2014 Lucha Underground Temple [WrestleHeads]
1) Drago b Angélico, Son of Havoc, Pentagón Jr.
dark match, four way.
2) Bael, Cortez Castro, Mr. Cisco b Aerostar, Argenis, Súper Fly
Bael is B-Boy’s name. They explained their attack on Big Ryck after the match.
3) Fenix b Mil Muertes
Mil attacked the referee after the loss, and Catrina gave him the lick of death.
4) Prince Puma DQ Cage [Lucha Underground Champ]
2nd defense. DQ not specified. Cage attacked Puma post match. Konnan tried to make the save with the cane but got laid out by Cage with the title belt and bled. Cage ripped the Lucha Underground title in half and left both Konnan and Puma on the mat to end the show.
5) Blue Demon Jr., Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata, Sexy Star b Chavo Guerrero, El Americano, King Cuerno, Mariachi Loco
bonus dark match

Same site has their own spoilers for Saturday’s taping as well.

The Lucha Underground tumblr previously said everyone didn’t like the look of the original title belt. Cage ripping it up means they’ll have a new one when tapings resume back in January. I’m unreasonably excited to finally figure out B-Boy’s name.

Lucha Underground is listed on Unimas’s schedule for Saturday November 1st at 4pm ET. Here’s a list of Unimas affilates, el Rey has their own on their front page.

Still haven’t seen any Unimas promotion or Lucha Underground promotion for this – it’s almost as if I’m one of the few people trying to get the word out about this and so am a great friend of Lucha Underground (?!?!) – but let’s go with the idea this is for real since it was the plan all along. Again, the big advantage of Lucha Underground being on Unimas is it’s in more homes than El Rey and it’s in HD in tons more homes than El Rey. The Unimas show is only listed as one hour, which may be way El Rey is only listed as one hour – if the purpose of the deal was to get the shows on the same schedule, then El Rey can’t run two hours unless Unimas agrees.

IWRG (SUN) 10/19/2014 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG, Tercera Caida]
1) Araña de Plata & Atomic Star b Saruman & Sky Ángel
Straight falls
2) Metaleon & Septimo Dragon b Anubis Black & Hip Hop Man
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Canis Lupus, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Spartan
Another win for the Ninja Turtles, taking falls 2/3. Leo and Rafy asked for a tag title shot against the Oficials.
4) Trauma I & Trauma II b Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr.
Traumas took falls 2/3 and challenged the Piratas to an apuesta match. (IWRG does not mention the challenge.)
5) Grond XXX, Pantera, Veneno b Demon Clown, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Pirata Morgan
Tecnicos took 1/3. Grond and Demon Clown feuded.

They really need to bring back the national atomicos titles for the Ninja Turtles (assuming they’re Mexican Ninja Turtles.) Otherwise, if these guys are going after the Oficial tag titles, I’d guess Mike & Teelo will be challenging for other ones.

At the DTU show in Rio Blanco, Drastick Boy kept the Alto Impacto title over Optimius and Jinzo and Ciclope and Violento Jack set up their own title match.

Today’s Arena Puebla show has Atlantis, Volador and Valiente versus Ultimo Guerrero, Niebla Roja and Euforia in a rematch. Ultimo Guerrero previously hinted there would be a trios title match in Puebla, which would be a natural follow up to this match.

DoradaFan has highlights of 2014-08-05 CMLL.

Segunda Caida reviews the second El Hijo del Santo vs Blue Panther match.

The IWRG Ninja Turtles debut in Arena Lopez Mateos on 10/26 (or there are more Ninja Turtles.) The undercard includes Douki & Hanaoka teaming with someone named Keita – someone new from Japanese indies? There’s an AAA show at the building on 11/14.


IWRG (WED) 10/22/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko vs Muerte Infernal
2) Saruman & Sky Ángel vs Araña de Plata & Atomic Star
3) Dragón Celestial & Imposible vs Rayan & Spartan
4) Emperador Azteca, Golden Magic, Metaleon vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, Eterno
5) Dr. Cerebro © vs El Hijo del Diablo [WWS WELTER]
Dr. Cerebro’s first defense.

Cerebro finally gets his hands on one of the Gringos VIP.

CMLL (SUN) 10/26/2014 Arena México
1) Flyer & Sensei vs Camorra & Inquisidor
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Metatrón, Star Jr. vs Cholo, Metálico, Ramstein
3) Black Panther, Cachorro, Tritón vs Hombre sin Nombre, Puma, Tiger
4) Amapola © vs Makoto [REINA INTL]
Amapola’s third defense.
5) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Titán vs Felino, Gran Guerrero, Pólvora
6) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Mephisto, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Diamante Azul is back but Shocker is not. Tercera could be good, if Triton was miraculously OK or if they have a good sub. Weird how there’s basically four first match rudos on this card.

CMLL (SUN) 10/26/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío vs El Yaqui
2) Reycko vs Thunder Boy
3) Exterminador & Leo vs Demonio Maya & Demonio Rojo
4) Omar Brunetti vs Rey Trueno
5) Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. vs Cavernario & Maléfico
6) La Sombra & Rush vs Euforia & Terrible

Main event is old rivals against each other.

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Cara Lucha, Rest of the World defeats Mexico, apuesta draw, WWE Mexico

Cara Lucha (SAT) 10/18/2014 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [@terceracaida, The Gladiatores]
1) Aerodinmic & Principe Aereo b Skull Metal & Trasher
2) Arkanos, Belial, Fly Star, Hombre Bala Jr., Impulso, Látigo, Rayo Star, Súper Halcón Jr. b Alfa, Andy Boy, Danger, Kilvan, Omega, Oro Jr., Star Jr., Toxin Boy, Yoruba [Copa Caralucha de Parejas]
8 team tournament, but not a single elimination one. The Gladiatores calls it confusing and isn’t quite sure of the rules. All eight teams fought at the same time. Instead of the announced teams moving on, new teams appeared to have been formed by the pinfall/elimination order. Teams of Fly Star & Impulso, Belial & Rayo Star, Latigo & Super Halcon Jr. and Hombre Bala & Arkanos (a replacement for one of the other eight guys) move onto the next round.
3) Aeroboy b Flamita, Tritón
No Rey Cometa (no reason given), so the scheduled tag match was made a three way.
4) Súper Nova b Trauma II
Super Nova tried to be Trauma with his own spider leg lock, but Trauma II out smarted him and got it himself. Trauma challenged for a title match (unclear which one) and Nova accepted.
5) Extreme Tiger b Cavernario
Cavernario overwhelmed Extreme Tiger but Tiger still got the win.

Not sure about the card order, each source went with a different order. Cara Lucha definitely fooled everyone by using making bizarre decisions on the tag team tournament, but it’s hard to see how it made anything better or made people want to come back and see the next round. The mismatched partners bit is up there with seeding battle royals and lucha cage matches as dumb concepts that need to go away ASAP. Rayo Star & Toxin Boy did the same dive Sky Man got hurt on, but they had about 14 people to catch them.


CMLL (SUN) 10/19/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000 Bam Bam, Fantasy, Ultimo Dragoncito vs Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Olipico, Pequeno Universo 2000, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Dragon Lee, Mr. Cacao, Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Raziel, Skándalo Dragon Lee, Mr. Cacao, Triton vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Skandalo, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Raziel replaced Sagrado. Tecnicos took 1/3. Cacao feuded with Skandalo (since Arkangel wasn’t around.) Dragon Lee and Triton looked great, but Triton appeared to suffer a severe knee injury on the landing of his double springboard moonsault onto Valiente. Skandalo also needed medical attention after the match but it was less clear what had occurred – CMLL says he went to the hospital with a knee injury.
3) Dalys, Dark Angel, Makoto, Narumiya, Zeuxis b Amapola, Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit [cibernetico] Mexico vs Rest of the World Luchadora cibernetico, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Mexico vs the World. Vaquerita replaced Goya Kong (double booked in Guadalajara). Elimination order went Vaquerita (Narumia cradle), Dalys (Marcela misaimed top rope double stomp), Princesa Sugehit (Zeuxis Caballete), Marcela (Dark Angel cradle), Dark Angel (Amaopla Devi’s Wings), Estrellita (Zeuxis La Roca package piledriver), Amapola (Makota spear/cradle) leaving Makota as the win. Makota was barely in the match before the winning it. She politely challenged Amapola for her REINA Championship, and an aggravated Amapola accepted it for next week.
4) Ephesto, Kráneo, Mephisto b Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky Atlantis, Mascara Dorada, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Kraneo, Mephisto, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3.
5) Diamante Azul b Shocker Diamante Azul vs Shocker, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Diamante Azul took 2/3, the last after Shocker was supposed to kick Tirantes into the ropes, missed or just couldn’t, Tirantes took a huge bump anyway, Azul fouled Shocker and covered him for the win. Fans threw garbage in the ring after the finish (and very tepid match.)

Main event seemed like a bad idea on paper and worked out exactly that way. This needed some special thought to work, but they just did a lesser version of a regular match and it didn’t work at all. Crowd didn’t care for it either – Azul had a noticeable lack of support for someone who’s been pushed as a top guy for years and it wasn’t as if the fans were behind Shocker either. I can’t figure out if CMLL just sees Diamante Azul in a much more positive light or just didn’t care much about this show.

The women’s match was the most entertaining match on the show (though the segunda definitely had it’s moments and it’s going to be sad if Triton is gone for long.) Makoto winning and setting up a title match is exactly normal for how Joshi wrestlers are booked in CMLL, but the way she did came off like they were trying their best to hide her and the finish itself made it seem like they had a good reason to hide her. Next week’s match could be Amapola’s greatest ever challenge.

CMLL (SUN) 10/19/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Meteoro b Relampago Azul
Meteoro won via armbar.
2) Furia Nazi b Índigo
Furia Nazi won with a top rope plancha.
3) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Sky Kid & Smaker
Rudos took 1/3, Rey Trueno sneaking a foul on Sky Kid
4) Goya Kong b Tiffany
Goya splash on Tiffany.
5) Javier Cruz Jr. DRAW Acertijo [hair]
Acertijo took the first, Javier Cruz took the second, and both somehow tied in the third fall for the draw. Both men got their heads shaved.
6) La Sombra & Omar Brunetti b Mr. Águila & Sádico and Gallo & Titán and Cavernario & Ráfaga
Sombra & Omar beat Cavenrario & Rafaga for the win.

There’s a lot of parity booking among the Guadalajara locals, but a draw in a hair match is taking it to new heights.

known draws in major promotions apuesta matches
2001-09-16 (AAA): Tiffany DRAW Pimpinela Escarlata [hair]
2003-02-14 (CMLL): Ricky Marvin DCOR Zumbido [hair]
2008-02-10 (Arena Solidaridad): Sky DRAW Oquidea Negra [hair]
2011-10-22 (IWL): Tony Rivera DRAW Zumbido [hair]
2012-03-02 (CMLL): Negro Casas DRAW Blue Panther [hair]
2012-09-06 (IWRG): Temerario Infernal DRAW Oficial AK47 [hair]
2014-10-19 (ACG): Javier Cruz Jr. DRAW Acertijo [hair]

Acertijo has now lost his hair 3 times (and his mask once.) This is Cruz’s second hair loss.

I had a post on Lucha Underground earlier. A detail to add: [Brian] Cage attacked Fenix after his match with Prince Puma, so put him in line for a title shot at Puma sometime down the line. (They’ve got enough heel challengers lined up that Puma could realistically last the entire first ‘season’ as champ with fresh opponents.)

SuperLuchas has a recap of WWE’s show in Mexico City. Sin Cara beat Fandango in the segunda second match and the crowd was behind him. He got some Mistico chants though it seemed most knew it was a new guy (and were fine with that.) Torito getting in a shot on Heath Slater got the biggest reaction. of that match. I was told the building looked about 80% full, which is a pretty good number all considered.

Shots of tonight’s Arena Monterrey event show entire sections of unsold tickets. +LuchaTV had their own interview with Sin Cara earlier this week.

AAA held a free spot show Saturday night in Arena Naucalpan. This wasn’t advertised on AAA’s website or IWRG’s website and I didn’t hear anything about it until the night of the show. It must’ve been advertised somewhere since Ludxor had a poster. The building was lit very differently than normal and there were cameras filming the show. AAA’s done things like this when they’ve wanted to quietly film TV pilots – they did something similar a few years ago for a Search For A New Abismo Negro show that never went past that pilot. I’d guess that’s what happened here, but it seems weird for AAA to be working on yet another new TV show. Scenes being filmed for another non-AAA non-lucha TV show – like the Black Terry match that was part of a telenovela – would also fit that set up.

This week’s MLW Radio has a brief interview with Rey Misterio Jr., but they didn’t touch on any of his WWE issues for obvious reasons. In Lucha Underground news, Konnan was excited about a new (unnamed) woman wrestler they had agreed to bring in, would want Willie Mack in the group now that  he’s available, and still hoped they could work out something to get the Young Bucks aboard.

A discussion about men vs women matches – Court thinks they’re a bad idea in the current cultural climate, Konnan says the Mexican fans have had no problem with them, the current cultural climate sucks and he’s had great success booking them the last six years – transitioned into a aside about what was actually not permitted on Lucha Underground. Konnan says Mark Burnett’s people said there could be no minis on the show and definitely no exoticos on the show. AAA and DeJoseph pushed for it, got Mascarita Sagrada a chance, and he got over great. They all went to bat for Pimpinela Escarlata, the other side allowed it only if Pimpinela Escarlata didn’t do certain things, and even a restricted Pimpinela got over big.

Konnan didn’t say anything about on the podcast, but I’m sure there’s a thought about bringing Mamba in to Lucha Underground. It’d give Pimpinela someone to work against, and Mamba seems like a great fit for the style they’re trying to do. There’s not enough room for everyone who’d be good on this show and, if some people didn’t want to bring in Pimpi to begin with, it’s probably going to be tough to bring in people just to work with Pimpi, but maybe it’s something for down the road.

LuchaWorld has a report on Friday’s Fusion Pro show and KrisZ’s news update

Super Libre has guests from Golden Tirado promotions on their show today.

Segunda Caida reviews the Lucha Azteca version of Juicio Final and the week after that. Eric’s going to be back ahead of me this week.

Gran Guerrero says he’s not scared of the Ingobernables. Someone tell Rush that.

Mil Mascaras and Rey Misterio talked about their careers in Tijuana.

A video report on lucha libre in Colombia.

This is where the 10/26 Arena Mexico lineup would go, but it’s not out quite yet. The 11/02 show will be in Arena Mexico as well. CMLL started taking winter vacations from running shows Arena Coliseo in 2009, moving all the Sundays shows to Arena Mexico after about the 10th of December. They made that same move a month earlier last year, with the final 2013 Arena Coliseo show being held 11/10. There’s been no official announcement of the schedule this year, but it seems likely there’s only one or two more Arena Coliseo shows left on the 2014 schedule.

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10/18 Lucha Underground Results

Lucha Underground (SAT) 10/18/2014 Lucha Underground Temple, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
1) Son of Havoc b El Americano
Dark match (though Havoc cut a promo before the match.)
2) Cage b Angélico, Aerostar, Argenis
AAA debutantes looked good in their spots, but this was more about getting Cage over. The next segment (unrelated to the match) had Chavo Guerrero Jr. coming out to apologize to Blue Demon Jr. Crowd (mostly unaware of what he was apologizing for) rooted for Blue Demon Jr. to beat up Chavo, and Demon obliged with chair shots. After Demon left, Catrina and Mil Muertes came in the ring to give Chavo the Kiss of Death.
3) Prince Puma © b Fenix (AAA) [LUCHA UNDERGROUND CHAMP]
Prince Puma’s first defense in an excellent high flyer vs high flyer match.
4) Drago (AAA) DCOR King Cuerno [three falls match]
main event of first taping. Drago did a second floor dive onto Cuerno, which along with the finish set up the falls count anywhere match.
5) ? & Cortez Castro b Mascarita Sagrada 2007 & Pimpinela Escarlata
opener of the second episode. Castro (Reyes) teamed with a member of his usual group, not specified which one. It was not Big Zeke – he came out after the match and was attacked by his (former?) partners.
6) Pentagón Jr. b Súper Fly
Pentagon Jr. showcase. Pentagon appealed to Vampiro to mentor him (similar to Konnan and Prince Puma? Pentagon appears to be next title challenger.)
7) Sexy Star b Mariachi Loco
8) King Cuerno b Drago (AAA) [falls count anywhere]
Cuerno used the top rope to choke out Drago for the win. Cuerno appeared to be doing

Air date: a month that ends in “y”. Probably January. We’ll come back to this in a bit, because I’d rather talk about the matches.

Everyone’s just raving about Fenix/Puma. There are other strong matches on this taping – both Drago/Cuerno matches and the four way match were specifically touted to me – but Puma/Fenix is said to be a possible match of the year.

They were already busy setting up challengers. Tecnico Prince Puma works well against rudo Pentagon Jr., rudo King Cuerno (once he’s done with Fenix) and rudo Mil Muertes. I don’t think all of those things are going to happen on Sunday’s taping – that should probably be seen as a taping break point, but not a storyline break point. (If there was one of those in this batch, it probably was the Prince Puma title win in the prior episode.)

Greatly amused by a tease of a Vampiro/Konnan issue. It is a feud which will never die, which will out live us all, and which now exists in multiple realities. Also, I guess Vampiro is meant to be a rudo? Or maybe Pentagon will have to convince him to be one again? Vamp’s not presented as a rudo (or a tecnico) in the material released so far, so we’ll have to wait and find out.

The Chavo stuff is interesting. We’re missing a bit of results, so some stuff has to be guessed at – presumably whatever went down with Big Ryck and his crew to break them up happened at the last set of tapings – and I’m guessing Sexy Star won the feud over Chavo (because she kind of had to.) Chavo definitely gets the worst of his issue with Blue Demon here, and his odds against Mil Muertes seem bad. This is not the high profile heel run it looked after that second show, but a guy with some name value putting over people left and right. I wonder Mil Muertes might finish off Chavo and he’s not much of a key onscreen figure going forward (but still has the same backstage responsibilities.) I’m not looking to run off Chavo here, just trying to make sense of a pattern.)

It’s not hard to figure who the top guys are supposed to be here. Lucha Underground has clearly decided who their stars are and are completely behind them. Prince Puma’s the man here, but they’re also focusing a lot on Fenix, King Cuerno and Pentagon Jr. (who may have worked his way into the mix like always.) That’s a pretty exciting top 4. Other people may be breaking into that mix – Cage and Mundo are harder to place – but there’s not a slug among them. The names picked are amazing for someone who’s watched AAA the last few years. One dissatisfaction I – and others – have with AAA is there’s never the big singles matches between the young wrestlers, and instead they just get thrown together multiman matches. So what AAA has done here is created a wholly separate promotion where they’re running the type of singles matches I’ve been wanting to see so long, and they brought along Ricochet Helios in a new mask just for fun. (It’s so nice of them, thanks!)

As a card carrying member of the Aerostar fan club, I would’ve liked them to do much more with him here, but they’re throwing a lot of new names and faces at the audience at one and they’ve got to keep a narrow focus on the ones who really matter at first if they’re getting over. It looks like that’s what they’re doing and it looks like it’s going to work. Eventually it’ll be time for new faces and hopefully he (and Jack Evans and let’s not make a list here but you get the idea) get a shot to be those new faces, but once they decided who to go with at first, it’s got to be this way for everyone else for now.

Kind of curious about the dark matches. They’ve been pretty consistent on taping them, even on shows like this where they might be more concerned about burning out the crowd. There must be a reason – maybe they’ll be released as extra content (YouTube bonus matches? DVD extras?) or maybe they’ll be subbed in as real matches if something doesn’t go right.

One last taping going on right now, and then they’re done until January. Well, the luchadors are done taping matches, but I’d guess there’s still going to be plenty of busy people putting these things together.

And hopefully announcing air times. Let’s unpack that here: Lucha Underground announced the 10/29 show would be a two hour premiere (the first two episodes airing back to back) when it was pushed back from the official start date. The TV listings for 10/29 El Rey started turning up yesterday with just one new hour of Lucha Underground. El Rey’s own website (and Comcast’s listings) have it as a 2 hour show. Meanwhile, there’s still no official announcement of the Unimas airing of the show That was expected to start Saturday 11/01, airing something 4pm, but no one’s said anything and we’re less than two weeks out from that now.

That’s what we know officially. Unofficially…eh. Kind of tired of trying to sleuth things out on this front and getting nowhere. I know Lucha Underground and Unimas were talking the last few days and they want to get the deal done. I know it’s going to be an obstacle if that doesn’t come thru, but either the show airs or doesn’t – there’s no point in speculating at this point, we’re going to know soon enough. Same thing with the El Rey two hour slot: if it’s two hours, the social media accounts will loudly proclaim that for the next 10 days. If it’s only one hour, they’ll quietly announce the change but we’ll still know. If it’s only on El Rey, that’ll be sad for those who don’t have the network, but if you can find this obscure corner of the internet I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to find the show.

The questions about when/where the show will air are meaningful questions. But the others questions I wanted answered back in September have been pretty much been answered:

  • Will Lucha Underground have people I wanted to see on Lucha Underground? (YES)
  • Will Lucha Underground have matches I would like to see? (YES)
  • Does Lucha Underground appear to be something enjoyable to watch? (YES)

Yes, there’s still a thousand different ways what was taped in the building could turn out disappointing on the screen. You know I can come up with that cynical list if you’ve read this website for any length of time, but I’m not really too concerned about all those things. The foundation, especially as they get in deeper into the series, looks very solid. Lucha Undergroudn looks as good as could be expected. Maybe better.

Ten days to wait.

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Ultimo Guerrero outsmarts Rush

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 10/17/2014 Arena México
1) Astral & Eléctrico b Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Makoto, Narumiya, Zeuxis b Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela
3) Dragon Lee b Kamaitachi [lightning]
4) Mr. Niebla, Terrible, Vangellys b Blue Panther, Fuego, Titán
5) Euforia, Shocker, Thunder b Máscara Dorada, Máximo, Stuka Jr.
Stuka replaced Diamante Azul. Thunder powerbombed Dorada for the win.
6) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero DQ La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
Straight falls. UG faked a foul in the second. Rush and UG challenged for a singles match.

Terrible won! Also the main event does seem to be heading to a singles match. Very thin CMLL.com recap and no Twitter updates last night.

AAA’s already posted today’s TV, which includes a TV vignette teasing Electroshock’s retirement. The show announced TV tapings for 11/22 (Apizaco) and 11/28 (Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera). AAA likes to save it’s big angles for when it returns to Guerra de Titanes, but this time that would require holding much of the Guerra de Titanes card until less than 10 days after the event. Two tapings means there’s some of these (including Leon on 11/17) are one week tapings – or maybe they’re just dumping usual the three weeks of Best Of shows, because they’d have plenty of material to air thru the new year now. However it turns out, AAA’s going to go 36 days without a taping, then run four tapings in 20 days. It’s such a weird schedule.

Bill has a new channel and posted highlights of 03/02/14 CMLL.

Doradafan has highlights of 07/29/14 CMLL.

Atlantis poses with his collection of masks.

One more batch of Cara Lucha promos for today’s show: Xtreme Tiger, Triton, and Aeroboy.

Pentagon Jr. wants revenge on Myzteziz.

Another interview with Thunder.

El Brazo’s family is upset about others using his name.


CMLL (FRI) 10/24/2014 Arena México
1) Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. vs Disturbio & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Estrellita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs La Comandante, Makoto, Narumiya
3) Delta, Dragon Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Mephisto
4) Máximo vs Rey Escorpión [lightning]
5) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush

Rematch in the main event, the Rey Escorpion/Maximo feud pops back up in the lightning match. Video promo has Hechicero.

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Ingobernables/Guerrero, WWE to Mexico, Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi to close?

I lost most of my post today. The writing part isn’t hard, but regathering all the links is insane. So not many links today.

CMLL’s main event today is Ingobernables against the Guerreros. That seems like a set up to a trios title match, but might instead end up with Rush/UG instead. We’ll find out more today. Semifinal includes Azul/Shocker feud, special gives Terrible a winnable match, Dragon Lee and Kamaitachi meet in the lightning match which might be a lot of fun, and might sneak on TV. And a women’s match and a good minis match round out the show.

WWE comes to Mexico this weekend with a stop in Mexico City on Saturday (mostly just cheap tickets left0 and Monterrey on Sunday (lots of tickets left). There’s no real buzz for this show, either positive or negative in response to the Alberto’s firing. I’d been expecting this would be the point we’d hear one more time from Alberto about his firing – after this point, it’s kind of old news – but there’s been nothing new there. For it’s part, the Mexican promoters of the WWE insisted there’s no racism, because why would they try to make money off Mexicans if they were racists? (Hmm.) Sin Cara says it’s divine justice that he’s now got the character and emphasized how he’s a much more complete wrestler (as if that’s what the Mexican fans were looking for.) He’ll face Fandango on the shows. Kalisto will not be on the shows.

Taya will apparently join Angelico, Aerostar and Argenis in making her Lucha Underground debut this weekend. An article announcing changes to a show in Villahermosa has Taya, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela and Drago off the show because they’re headed to LA. (For what it’s worth, Taya hasn’t said anything about this and instead posted about going to the gym today instead of all the travel to LA messages everyone else seems post.) Daga is also mentioned as being off for surgery. Daga has missed his last few TV appearances with a knee injury but this is the first we’ve heard of his severity. Super Fly has also mentioned he’s headed to LA, so it wasn’t just a one time appearance.

SuperLuchas (with some help from Sabor del Ring, I think) reports Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi may have be sold with plans of shutting it down for lucha libre. (Usually, this means tearing down the building and putting something else up, though that’s not said here.) No one’s confirming it – the promotion who runs Sunday shows there isn’t saying anything – but I can’t remember the last time I saw a decent looking crowd there. The building has been in existence since 1958 and has regularly held lucha libre events and other functions since that time. The article says there’s a plan for a final show in the building on 11/23 with local legends on the show. The change in the ownership would happen soon after.

They did an episode on this ownership situation on the El Rayo, Vida de Lucha reality show: Rayo de Plata was offered the chance to buy Arena Coliseo SLP but ultimately turned it down. It came off more as a TV storyline to provide Rayo an excuse to meet with old friends (and maybe a chance to show how the rival promotion in town was struggling and his place was doing better.) It wouldn’t have made sense for Rayo de Plata to buy it anyway, because the building they run is much smaller and they don’t seem to be filling it up.

SuperLuchas catches up with Hijo del Lizmark and says he’s one of the most in-demand independent luchadors. The numbers don’t seem to bear that out: we don’t get every lineup, but he’s been listed as being on only 9 shows since May and none this month. This is not meant as a criticism; I’d just assumed he’d moved onto other things. Anyway, the message of the interview is Hijo del Lizmark would definitely be interested in AAA if they called (but one would figure they probably already would’ve if they wanted him.)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Shocker

Cara Lucha posted a promo where the Magnificos have to withdraw from this weekend’s tag team, and Alfa & Omega will take their place.

Myzteziz says Copa Antonio Pena was one of the biggest winner of his year.

SuperLucha wonders if LA Park’s recent surgery might be the end of his career. Probably not. (LA Park questioning why promoters haven’t been helping out seems weird for an internet.)

Kcidis is working on a Lucha tatoo project.

Vengador Radioactivo is now Maximus.


LyC (SUN) 11/30/2014 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Chamaco Gurrola & Tequilita vs Mini Difunto & Mini Hator
2) Halcon Real vs Demenzía, Medico Infernal, Memo Valles, Face Man, Kaientai, Gato Fantasma, Aguila Azteca
3) El Ninja, Ninja Jr., Ultimo Ninja vs Hijo Del Mongol Chino, Mongol Chino, Mongol Chino Jr.
4) El Pulpo, Hijo De Dos Caras, Tigre Universitario vs Canek Jr., Espectro II, Silver Star
5) Dos Caras Sr., Mil Mascaras, Sicodelico Sr. vs Angel Blanco Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, Pirata Morgan

The Mascaras brothers together for another maybe one last time, only Dos Caras seems unlikely to actually wrestle here due to his leg injury. Guess we’ll see.

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10/18-19 lucha times


Daylight savings time (different in US than Mexico) and Lucha Underground are coming, but this week is still normal.

== AAA ==

AAA-Televisa: the rest of the Zumpango taping, inculding Faby/Suicide vs Eterno/Sexy and Mesias/Myzteziz vs Perro/Texano.

== CMLL ==

FOX2: Copa VIP final and Ingobnerables vs Euforia/Thunder/UG

Azteca: a week behind, so Copa VIP Block B this week.

52MX: Volador vs Shocker.

Claro: The previews they taped prior to the taping did not seem to include one of the minis title match. The Cachorro/Pegasso/Triton vs Delta/Maya/Stuka match should be good anyway.

C3: Atlantis/Stuka/Valiente vs Peste Negra

TVC Deportes (Puebla): Gran/Niebla/UG vs Atlantis/Azul/Sombra

Terra Sunday: Diamante Azul vs Shocker

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: reruns

IWRG (LAS/AYM): Probably the Myzteziz show – except the Sunday airing has mysteriously disappered of the schedule. Someone wants to make sure I never get the Ninja Turtles match.

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Rudos gifted win in Naucalpan, Ultimo Guerrero says no to Dr. Wagner, Gronda vs Demon Clown

Los Gringos & Hip Hop Man temporarily stop the karate turtles photo by Black Terry Jr.

AAA IWRG (WED) 10/15/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr),Estrellas del Ring, IWRG]
1) Emperador Azteca & Metaleon b Anubis Black & Atomic Star
straight falls.
2) Leo (IWRG), Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Apolo Estrada, Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Hip Hop Man
3) Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita, Súper Nova b Eterno, Sexy Lady, Taya Valkyrie
Jennifer beat Taya
4) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown DQ Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan
Hijo de Pirata tried sneaking in a foul on Monster but was caught.
5) Averno, Chessman, Texano Jr. DQ Hijo De Dos Caras, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown
Rudos took 1/3. Myzteziz got La Mistica on Averno, only for Chessman to hit both referees with a chair. Psycho got the chair and fought off the rudos, but the ref awoke to see Psycho with the chair and DQed him.

Fuego en el Ring has an interview with Ultimo Guerrero, who says an announced title match with him and Dr. Wagner in Merida is not happening – the card is false and he’s not going. UG says he no interest in Wagner coming back to CMLL, believing CMLL has their own stars and do not need Wagner. UG is asked about upcoming trios title defenses – he says he believes there’s one coming up soon in Puebla and maybe one more. There seems to be one set up for Friday night in Arena Mexico, but perhaps not. Puebla would mean Atlantis, Maximo and Valiente are probably getting a title match on 10/27.

This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter says AAA almost but didn’t sell out for San Luis Potosi, drawing 8,500 to Domo. (Capacity is listed as 11,000, though it’s always smaller when they start cutting off seats the set.) WON’s started reporting lucha attendance for regular shows the last few weeks – CMLL’s Friday crowd is listed at 4000.

The WON also mentions TNA’s Zema Ion is headed to Mexico while TNA is off the next few months. Ion helped Tigre Uno get into TNA, so I suspect this is Tiger repaying that favor. DTU’s anniversary shows are going to be announced next Friday, and Ion’s worked with them previously. Robbie E may also come to Mexico

Angelico, Aerostar and Argenis will debut on this weekend’s Lucha Underground tapings. Are they going alphabetical? Poor poor Soul Rocker. Aerostar and Angelico should be good.

Cassandro, Diva Salvaje, Puma and Niebla Roja are headed to Belgium for Halloween. Cassandro visited the Arena Mexico show on Tuesday and there’s a new video feature on him. Cassandro has been a world traveler for many years, but the New Yorker article has predictable opened up even more doors.

CMLL Informa had no real news and plenty of odd interviews. They interviewed the Japanese women (or mostly Okumura cutting promos for them), the Mexican women (and the Puerto Rican woman) and Diamante Azul. They’ve also put up the Stellar Moments for last week.

This week’s Tercera Caida was surely a better show even though I haven’t seen yet. The after the show video is up as well.

AAA’s posted this week’s TV show, with Fantasma vs Aerotar for the cruiserweight title.

Segunda Caida raves about the Negro Casas vs Rush hair match.

Kilvan and Yoruba are added to the CaraLucha tag tournament and a Super Nova promo for his match with Trauma II.

The outdoor lucha libre photo exhibit in Puebla has opened.


IWRG (SUN) 10/19/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Saruman & Sky Ángel vs Araña de Plata & Atomic Star
2) Metaleon & Septimo Dragon vs Anubis Black & Hip Hop Man
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Canis Lupus, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Spartan
4) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr.
5) Grond XXX, Pantera, Veneno vs Demon Clown, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Pirata Morgan

Original Gronda versus Demon Clown. This a real main event, with a team of Gronda, the guy who won’t give up wearing his mask and crazy man of god Veneno. I don’t even know. Just put the turtles in the main event already. If you’re going to make ludicrous main events, at least make them fun.

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CMLL Tuesday results, El Rayo renewed, Fuego & Dorada in BOSJ Tag


photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 10/14/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Camorra & Espanto Jr. b Flyer & Sensei
2) Black Panther, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. b Canelo Casas, El Rebelde, Metálico
3) La Comandante, Makoto, Narumiya b Estrellita, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit
Debut for Makoto & Narumiya. Rudas took 2/3.
4) Rey Cometa DQ Niebla Roja [lightning]  (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
6:27. Niebla Roja accidentally fouled Rey Cometa on a flapjack kick
5) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Boby Zavala, Hechicero, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 2/3
6) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas
Tecnicos took 1/3, Atlantis beating Negro Casas.

The foul in the lightning match was after a complicated set up to Niebla Roja’s flapjack toss and kick to chest, only the kick didn’t hit the chest. Rey Cometa sold it like a foul so there was no choice but to call the DQ, but it was fluke ending to a match.

Not much going on. I watched Valiente/Mephisto last night – it was good! – but that was from a few weeks ago and they’re no sign of the usual monthly big match here. maybe they’ll throw together something next week.

CMLL (TUE) 10/14/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Metatrón & Star Jr. b Akuma & Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Meteoro b Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
Tecnicos took 2/3, Astral beating Pierrothito.
3) Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado b Esfinge, Gallo, Omar Brunetti
Rudos took 1/3, Pierroth beat Gallo.
4) Máximo b Rey Bucanero
Maximo took 2/3, winning the last in a kiss filled finished.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Titán
Guerreros took 1/3.

Pierroth and Gallo is a frightening feud.

Today’s IWRG show has an infusion of AAA luchadors, with Myzteziz, Psycho Clown, Hijo de Dos Caras vs Averno, Chessman and Texano as the main event..

El Rayo, Vida de Lucha, the ‘reality’ show on Rayo de Plata promotions in San Luis Potosi is coming back for a second season. They list a premiere date of “first quarter 2015”, which probably means they’ve already started taping. Last season was 13 episodes, no mention of how many episodes this time. Apparently it did very well on video on demand.

Over on the UKFF forum, a thread about with one of the people who ran the Wrestling Channel mentions the process of getting CMLL onto the station: they started out talking to Paco Alonso, but were passed over to Sandra Granados (who remains the head of the press department) and was hard to reach. TWC offered $800 an episode, CMLL sent them a random bit of episodes, TWC attempted to pay CMLL via the bank details they sent, the bank said the details weren’t correct, TWC tried many times to get ahold of CMLL to get the correct info and CMLL never would respond. They say they tried their best to pay but never could, so they ended up with the CMLL episodes for free. (And then they canceled the show when no one was watching it.)

That is a perfect CMLL story. I wonder how many other times they’ve just failed to get money that was owed to them due to apathy. Also, why haven’t I tried to do for free lucha?

Silver King, who used to team with a Silver King Jr. and declared that he was his son, now says Silver King Jr. is a fraud. Someone didn’t get paid.

Speaking of relatives, the Pentagon Jr. bio on Lucha Underground acknowledged he’s Fenix’s brother and implies that’ll be brought up on TV, which would be the first time they’ve done that. Also, the Drago bio is years out of date unless the Bizarros are working some D-level AAA spots shows

Los Fulgors, Keira and the RCH promoter will appear on Tercara Caida today.

CMLL Informa will have Makota, Narumiya, Estrellita, Amapola and Diamante Azul as guests.

LuchaWorld has a review of the 10/11/14 CMLL Azteca and KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews Atlantis, Máximo, Rush vs Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión from 06/08/2014 CMLL.

Volador Jr. is a new father.


Texano says Alberto will be a disappointed loser, just like Blue Demon and Mesias.

AAA writes about Alberto’s upcoming schedule: to the UK this weekend and to Japan at the end of the month.

Cavernario promo for his match with Extreme Tiger.

Arena Coliseo Monterrey is teasing an all legends show for 11/30.

There will be a wrestling art show and panel discussions at a expo in Tijuana.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Fuego and Mascara Dorada are headed back to NJPW for their Best of Super Juniors tag team tournament. They’ve surprisingly been set on different teams. Mascara Dorada teams with BUSHI versus ROH’s ReDragon team (who seem like they have a good shot to win the entire tournament, so Dorada’s odds aren’t great.) Fuego teams with Ryusuke Taguchi – Taguchi’s old partner moved to Florida to learn how to drive or something, so they brought in someone who can dance with him. They face Taichi and Desperado in the first round, though Taguchi was hurt on the last NJPW show and seems to be a question mark here. The first round match ups are on 10/25, the semifinals are on 11/01 and 11/02, and the final is on 11/03. The entire tour goes to the 8th, so Fuego and Dorada are probably out of CMLL after next Tuesday’s show until the Puebla show on 11/10 or the Tuesday shows on the 11th.


CMLL (TUE) 10/21/2014 Arena México
1) Leono & Robin vs Akuma & Inquisidor
2) Aéreo, Angelito, Astral vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Black Panther, Pegasso, Star Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Skándalo
4) Cachorro vs Virus [lightning]
5) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
6) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Marco Corleone vs Rey Escorpión, Shocker, Thunder

Another really good looking Virus lightning match on Tuesday.  Some of the undercard looks promising.

CMLL (TUE) 10/21/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Metatrón vs Jocker & Thunder Boy
2) Magnus, Starman, Stigma vs Demonio Maya, Demonio Rojo, Satara
3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, La Vaquerita vs Amapola, Makoto, Narumiya
4) Dragon Lee, Máscara Dorada, Valiente vs Boby Zavala, Maléfico, Pólvora
5) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Rush vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Terrible, Vangellys

Semimain has a chance to be a fun match.

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Guerra de Titanes on 12/07, Atlantis vs Guerrero in Puebla, CMLL Tuesday

CMLL (MON) 10/13/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (fotos)]
1) Centauro de Fuego & Rey Apocalipsis b Arkalis & Rey Samuray
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Fuerza Chicana, Nitro b Black Tiger, Milenium, Robin
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tigre Rojo Jr. DQ Olímpico, Puma, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3. Olimpico fouled Rey Cometa.
4) Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible b Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Super Porky
Shocker and Azul are feuding here too.
5) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente
UG pulled Atlanti’s mask and rolled him up for the win.

TV is more than month behind reality, but it was interesting to see a low turnout here on the TV taped right before the Anniversary show. There wasn’t much more interest in the general product before the mask match (maybe less) and it doesn’t seem that much different last night. The hard camera position doesn’t help – it seems like most people here are seated to the camera left and the camera right (and the Porras are in the balconies in that position – so it’s probably never quite as empty as it looks on the static shot. Still, all evidence points towards the stipulation itself being more over than the Ultimo Guerrero/Atlantis feud. We’ll probably get more evidence in a couple weeks.

CMLL hypes tonight’s Arena Mexico around Hechicero’s new mask. It’s a nice new mask. Probably need more than that. Main event is Peste Negra (Felino, Casas, Cavernario) vs Atlantis, Valiente, and Stuka. They might be setting up a Atlantis match here too, as much as they’re setting up anything. Hechicero teams with Rey Escorpion and Bobby Zavala versus Angel de Oro, Delta and Guerrero Maya in the best chance for a good trios match. Niebla Roja and Rey Cometa meet in the lightning match, and it’s worth checking out CMLL’s YouTube channel around 9pm CT tonight to see if they’ve posted that match. Japanese visitors Makoto & Narumiya debut in the tercera. They made it to Arena Mexico in time for a tiring training session yesterday. Guadalajara has Guerreros vs Titan, Marco, and Azul and a Bucanero/Maximo singles match. Will Maximo lose immediately after winning a tournament? (Possibly.)

Dorian Roldan announced Guerra de Titanes would take place on Sunday December 7th in Zapopan, Jalisco. AAA has run many big shows at the Auditorio Benito Juárez just outside of Guadalajara, most recently Guerra de Titanes 2012 (Chessman beating Vampiro in a six way cage match via fire extinguisher.) Texano Jr. won the Mega championship on that show, and his defense against Alberto el Patron is the first official match for this year’s show.

AAA TV this week announced a 11/17 taping for Leon (and got rid of the one I mentioned previously), which should take them thru the November 29th TV show if they continue taping two weeks of TV at every event. That means there’s probably one more taping in late November prior to Guerra de Titanes and about 4 weeks of TV to set up any other matches. Guerra de Titanes looks to air on TV 12/20 and 12/27, though AAA intends to air it live on iPPV as well.

AAA’s traditional year end taping is usually in Chilpancingo, Guerrero and AAA’s announced a show for Chilpancingo on 12/20, but it’s not listed as a TV taping. It looks like a TV taping level card but they wouldn’t announce a taping lineup this far out.

There’s a handheld video of Alberto & Mesias vs Texano & Perro up on YouTube.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania and KrisZ’s news update.

DoradaFan has highlgihts of 07/22/2014 CMLL

This week’s Lucha 2000 and Box Y Lucha both have Maximo, Cuchillo and Antonio Pena on the cover.

Segunda Caida has a review of 08/09/14 CMLL.

Maximo is #1 on the CMLL top 10. Kamataichi is 10, because the arrival of the Japanese luchadoras will give him encouragement to rise to the top.

DJ Spectro has a short bio of Gran Davis.

Fulgor I is interviewed about the upcoming ChilangaMask show in Coacalco. Uno says he’s more adventurous in thinking up moves; Dos is definitely the calmer one of the two.

Diagonal has an interview Okumura and Kamaitachi on a recent trip to Cancun. Okumura says he was good youth baseball pitcher before suffering an arm injury, planned to come to Mexico for only a year, and was going to return to Japan when he broke clavicle but Negro Casas took care of him and convinced him to stay. Kamaitachi claims the first time he ate tacos, he ate 30 of them.

Cavenario says he’s not an overnight success, is looking forward to going to FantasticMania. We’re probably about a month away from hearing more about that show.

Thunder says the real him is a rudo so he’s glad he’s on that side and he knows he needs to improve his Spanish if he’s going to stay in Mexico.

The next AAA show in San Luis Potosi has Sin Cara, Mesias and Elegido vs the Hell Brothers (and no Texano or Alberto.)

CMLL’s highlights of the week.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Alberto will face Masakatsu Funaki on the 11/01 Wrestle-1 card. For what it’s worth, they’re not bringing up AAA here – this is Alberto coming in as a freelancer. The match should air in Japan on 11/30.


CMLL (MON) 10/20/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis & Milenium vs Blue Center & Guerrero Espacial
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Akrón, King Jaguar, Siki Ozama Jr.
3) Blue Panther, Fuego, Tritón vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Olímpico
4) Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Hombre sin Nombre, Kráneo, Morphosis
5) Atlantis, Máximo, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

More Atlantis/Guerrero.

Like Olimpico, Morphisis hasn’t been to Arena Mexico since June. Unlike Olimpico, Morphosis isn’t booked in Guadalajara. He’s getting about a booking per night (and working a lot of indy shows.) I don’t think the Invasors are going to win their war.

Cara Lucha (SAT) 10/18/2014 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Magnifico I & Magnifico II vs Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. and Andy Boy & Danger and Oro Jr. & Star Jr. and Belial & Impulso and Kilvan & Yoruba and Fly Star & Toxin Boy andLátigo & Rayo Star [Copa Caralucha de Parejas]
8 team tournament
2) Súper Nova vs Trauma II
3) Aeroboy & Flamita vs Rey Cometa & Tritón
4) Extreme Tiger vs Cavernario

Full card for previously announced show. The main event was originally a trios but was split into a singles and a tag, both which could be found. The full list of participants in the tag team tournament are on the poster, though they’re still doing promos with each team: the modified Sky Stars (Latigo Stars?) are the seventh entrant, so we’re just short a promo from La Resistianca team of Yoruba & Kilvan. (Why do the indy teams have names but the CMLL teams do not? Get on it, Star & Oro.) There’s also a promo with Xtreme Tiger on his new singles match with Cavernario.

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