top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. AAA taped in Queretaro, their second to last taping before their last major show of the year. The only match announced for Guerra de Titanes is Electroshock challenging the returning Blue Demon for the dormant Latin American championship. Fenix won in the main event, pinning the least important member of la Secta. A womens/exoticos apuesta match continues to build in the opening match.
  2. La Mascara & Rush kept the tag team titles over Tama Tonga & Terrible, with Rush faking foul to win. This apparently ends the Rush/Tonga feud for now, because Rush has returned to feuding with Negro Casas.
  3. Ricky Marvin defeated Belial in the main event of last weekend’s Chilangamask show in what was said to be a great match. Rey Cometa versus Impluso was said to also be great.
  4. Rush beat Shocker in Puebla, but lost again to Terrible for the heavyweight title in Guadalajara
  5. CMLL debuted on Azteca America. They’re matches from the Friday night shows and already airing out of order.
  6. Dr. Wagner declared he was going to invade CMLL, then showed up at an Arena Naucalpan show to challenge Mr. Niebla. It still seems like a stretch that Wagner will make it to Arena Mexico, but maybe CMLL okayed Niebla vs Wagner matches elsewhere.
  • Mistico, Volador Jr., Mascara Dorada, Rush, La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, Titan, Maximo, Ultimo Guerrero, Mephisto, Rey Escorpion, Okumura, Stuka Jr., Rey Cometa, Fuego, Vangellys and Niebla Roja will be on the FantasticaMania shows.
  • Dos Caras won in the first of a series of retirement matches in Arena Lopez Mateos.
  • CMLL lists someone named “Psyco Ripper” as wrestling on Friday. No one has any idea who this is.
  • NWA Mexico folded.
  • EAW returned, ran shows in Sonora to low attendances, will now disappear again.
  • Joe Lider took Angel o Demonio’s hair.
  • IWRG’s Canis Lupus beat CMLL’s Guerrero Maya Jr. to keep the IWRG IC Welterweight championship, with AAA’s Eterno in Lupus’ corner. This is kind of surprising if you stop to think about it, so the people in charge obviously did not.

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CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-10-26

recap

taped 2013-10-22 @ Arena Mexico

Disturbio double knee

Metatrón & Robin vs Disturbio & Zayco: A very formula primera, with the same sequence of events at the same points as all the other openers ever. It was a little bit livelier in the third fall and it was actually one of Robin & Metatron’s better days, but it was so also so incredibly routine and uninspired.

 

[crowd chant here]

Aéreo, Fantasy, Stukita vs Mercurio, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito: Stukita is one of the handful of most exciting minis CMLL has, as he was again here, and it’s a shame we’re not getting to see him more often. Pequeño Warrior is one of the worst (Pequeño Universo holds the crown) and he’s seems to be getting a hair loss payoff in the next few months. He really put as little effort as possible here and built no interest in a match with him and Aereo. Everyone else was okay, but this was the rare two fall match where they actually gave the match less time and it showed.

 

Delta’s rolling over the ropes headscissors

Fuego, Sagrado, Starman vs Namajague, Sangre Azteca, Virus: Didn’t reach the potential of this match but still solid enough. Starman really seemed to enjoy wrestling Namajague and Virus was good, but a lot of the rest of this was the usual bits with the usual guys. An improvement over the last two matches.

 

great Titanics

Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Vangellys: Vangellys has come a long way, but a Vangellys/Atlantis feud and Vangellys actually winning a match over Atlantis is still a pretty shocking sight. Vangellys made it seem not totally absurd. The match itself wasn’t as all out as some of the weekend Maya/Delta exploits but had some good moments.

Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr. vs Super Porky, Titán, Valiente: Unusual for a CMLL match building to a hot tag – and then not really getting the técnicos a lot of offense after it. Rudos won pretty quick and easily in the end. Match was fine for a Tuesday main event, but a match with Valiente & Titan where the only guy who did a dive was Super Porky (so totally strange.) Aguila seems to be a Tuesday night star for the time being, but looked decently motivated here.

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CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-10-26

recap

Rudas plan needed some work.

taped 2013-10-15 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Luna Mágica, Marcela, Silueta vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit: Only aired because everyone was on auto pilot. Not a good match, not really interesting in anyway. Between the rest of CMLL’s Sunday show and the Guadalajara one, there surely were more interesting matches to be had, but what we had was a lackadaisical luchadora match.

Valiente crushes Ultimo Guerrero

taped 2013-10-20 @ Arena Coliseo
Valiente vs Último Guerrero: Straight up Ultimo Guerrero match, with Valiente plugged into the opponent spot. He did fine and the crowd was into him but it really wasn’t about him. There’s been a lot less singles UG matches of late and it’s been a pleasant change. UG still has no plans of changing how he does singles matches – not even the order of the moves in the third fall – so at least they’re giving chances to other people instead of doing these. This seemed a little longer and little better live, but neither version is worth going out of your way to see.

 

can’t believe this didn’t work!

Atlantis, La Máscara, La Sombra vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto: This seems like a real match live, but was edited down to not be much of one for the first two falls and then total autopilot for most the last two falls. I guess it was enough, but it was also very nothing special.. Crowd cheering more for Mascara than Sombra is feels so wrong but happened here. Unclear if there was a plan for a Mephisto/Mascara match the following week which got scuttled, or if this was just usual a CMLL random finish.

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Quien es “Psyco Ripper”?

Heck if I know.

Theory #1: Psyco Ripper is a current CMLL luchador getting a new name.

CMLL usually keeps people who are getting new characters away for around a month, so they’re forgotten a bit before they show up with the new name. A list of male luchadors who’ve been away for at least two weeks (number is days since last match.)

14 Mr. Águila
14 Bengala
14 Cholo
21 Morphosis
21 Ramstein
21 Robin
21 Leono
21 Apocalipsis
39 Rey Bucanero – out hurt
49 Inquisidor
49 Diamante
53 Psicosis II
95 Skandalo – out hurt, but I put him here so you wouldn’t ask

I’m thinking Cholo is not getting a midcard gimmick, as much as the Cholo fan club might dream. We can rule out Ramstein, Robin, Leono, Apocalispis and Inquisidor for similar reasons. Mr. Aguila and Rey Bucanero are not getting new characters at this point of their career. Morphosis obviously would like to be Histeria and it seems unlikely he’ll change names outside of going back to that name. That leaves two names:

Psicosis II – Psyco Ripper is not far off and it’s always possible he lost the rights to the name. It’s also possible someone decided they couldn’t put him in a credible mask match with that name but maybe thought a new one would work. The problem here is he’s in Puebla Monday under the Psicosis name, but CMLL internal confusion is not new.

Diamante – went home seven weeks ago and hasn’t been heard from since. Diamante’s career has nose dived since he took up the El Santo outfit. There’s a half dozen tecnicos who’ve passed him on the pecking order and he’s regressed in the ring. CMLL was high enough on Diamante to feature him on the first FantasticaManias, so maybe there’s still someone who holds him in enough esteem to give him a new chance as a rudo. It may not work, but it’s not hard to try.

Theory #2:  Psyco Ripper is a new person

Trainee? Family member who is getting a spot to make other family members happy? A Black Abyss-like indy guy getting a good spot here? (Unlikely.) A foreigner? (More unlikely.) There are a lot of possibilities. Most of them aren’t likely to be any good.

Psyco Ripper will be revealed tomorrow if he’s a new person. Any new guy who’s important enough to jump right into the midcard will certainly be required to be at the crazily important bodybuilding contest, and is probably a participant. That seems to be how CMLL works.

Theory #3:  Psyco Ripper is a Trojan horse for Dr. Wagner Jr.’s invasion of Arena Mexico

[head explodes]

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11/16-18 lucha videos

No IWL this week. Friday Terra recording was pretty wrecked. Last week’s UTDN is running late due to internet issues. Extra IWRG aired on AYM previously.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2I0JwI23A_XS06LzxBpHO3HYlwZoUYax

11/16 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/62pvad
11/17 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/lzyrrx – interrupted briefly by severe weather alert

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-11-03
taped 2013-11-03 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragón Celestial, Fulgor II, Imposible vs Ciclón Black, Douki, Guerrero Mixtico
http://www.sendspace.com/file/u1rmmd

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-11-09
taped 2013-11-07 @ Arena Naucalpan
Full show: http://ul.to/ozyk4cq5
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/vchpqr
1) Alfa, Hip Hop Man, Omega vs Araña de Plata, Atomic Star, Electro Boy
http://www.sendspace.com/file/xw4qpl
2) Dragón Celestial, Mr. Leo, Seiya vs Douki, Anubis Black, Fulgor II
http://www.sendspace.com/file/6gwsum
3) Chico Che, Golden Magic, Relámpago vs Canis Lupus, Imposible, Saruman
http://www.sendspace.com/file/c47ol6
4) Dr. Cerebro, Toscano, Veneno vs Alan Extreme, Eterno, X-Fly
http://www.sendspace.com/file/gvyeys

CMLL on Terra: 2013-11-15
taped 2013-11-15 @ Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Molotov vs Disturbio & Espanto Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/jj51cr – last few minutes only.
4) Titán vs Boby Zavala in a lightning match
http://www.sendspace.com/file/jf5ffm

AAA on Televisa: 2013-11-16
taped 2013-11-03 @ Domo de Parque Solidaridad, Tonala, Jalisco
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/g3y5tk
1) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Eterno, Juventud Guerrera, Steve Pain
http://www.sendspace.com/file/04z7xm
2) El Mesías vs AJ Styles [TNA HEAVY]
http://www.sendspace.com/file/0b9bda

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-11-16
taped 2013-11-05 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/uhwk28
1) La Máscara, Rush, Shocker vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Vangellys
http://www.sendspace.com/file/s7trcc
taped 2013-11-10 @ Arena Coliseo
2) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Super Porky vs Niebla Roja, Pierroth, Tama Tonga
3) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Gran Guerrero, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-11-16
taped 2013-11-12 @ Arena Mexico
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/bi2ef1
1) Metatrón & Sensei vs Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/1gjl6e
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ixz8my
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
http://www.sendspace.com/file/qjez30
Stellar Moments
http://www.sendspace.com/file/4zc6ea
4) Ángel de Oro, Super Porky, Thunder vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
http://www.sendspace.com/file/mu84bc
History Capsule: La Fiera
http://www.sendspace.com/file/sn546m
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Volador Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/mkqzu6
Ending
http://www.sendspace.com/file/g4pk8i

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-11-16
taped 2013-11-08 @ Arena Mexico
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/05tutc
1) Máximo vs Rey Escorpión in a lightning match
http://www.sendspace.com/file/xdkk3a
2) La Máscara & Rush vs Tama Tonga & Terrible for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship
http://www.sendspace.com/file/x3u88i
3) Atlantis, La Sombra, Shocker vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
http://www.sendspace.com/file/f1rb4k

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2013-11-16
taped 2013-10-11 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ictc7r
1) Máximo, Super Porky, Valiente vs Comandante Pierroth, Ephesto, Rey Escorpión
http://www.sendspace.com/file/dkixmh
2) Titán vs Averno in a lightning match
http://www.sendspace.com/file/t1ksae

3) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Tama Tonga, Terrible
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rc4v5d

CMLL Puebla: 2013-11-17
taped 2013-11-04 @ Arena Puebla
Full Show: http://ul.to/ti1ze920
1) Meyer & Tigre Rojo vs Guerrero Negro Jr. & Herodes Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/3c61wf
2) Asturiano, Leono, Robin vs Fuerza Chicana, Inquisidor, Siki Ozama Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/l7qau6
3) Marcela vs Dalys for the CMLL World Women’s Championship
http://www.sendspace.com/file/a932g6
4) Máximo & Super Porky vs Felino & Puma
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ttyyod
5) La Máscara, Rush, Vangellys vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Terrible in a relevos increíbles match
http://www.sendspace.com/file/0vawdf
6) La Sombra vs Volador Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/5n8snb

CMLL on Terra: 2013-11-17
taped 2013-11-17 @ Arena Mexico
Intro (Dark Angel)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/0vlhf4
1) Acero & Stukita vs Mercurio & Pequeño Warrior
http://ul.to/8d0jua6v
2) Magnus, Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Camorra, Hijo del Signo, Nosferatu
http://ul.to/02lode1l
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro
http://ul.to/9cqsl87x
4) Dark Angel vs Dalys in a lightning match
http://ul.to/gog25vf0
5) Rey Cometa, Super Porky, Thunder vs Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
http://ul.to/j53rb7od
6) La Sombra, Titán, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
http://ul.to/e9xb7wby

IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-11-17
taped 2013-11-14 @ Arena Naucalpan
Full Show: http://ul.to/pewc1q0r
Intro
http://www.sendspace.com/file/unpiop
1) Alfa & Omega vs Atomic Star & Electro Boy
http://www.sendspace.com/file/v4weg3
2) Dragón Celestial, Látigo, Mr. Leo vs Anubis Black, Douki, Imposible
http://www.sendspace.com/file/25ula2
3) Golden Magic vs Canis Lupus
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8h9xac
4) Trauma I, Trauma II, Veneno vs Alan Extreme, Eterno, Súper Nova
http://www.sendspace.com/file/362sk4

La Lucha se la Hace, aired on Mexicanal 2013-11-17
taped 2013?-??-??
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vh0lxo
1) El Infiel, Fuego de Plata vs Destructor Jr., Daemon
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rjb2p8
2) Senor Dante vs Drack Conde
http://www.sendspace.com/file/vk82y7
3) Brujo Cosmico Jr., El Baron, Rayo de Plata IV vs El Esta Bien, Leopardo, Vagabundo
http://www.sendspace.com/file/vgx656
4) Huracan Ramirez, Ciclon Ramirez Jr., Rayo de Plata Jr. vs Fishman Jr., Espectro Jr., Sabu Jr.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/b1d1d4

Noches de Coliseo: 2013-11-17
taped 2013-11-12 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
http://ul.to/sfdpsc9u
1) Coyote Jr. & Pedro Navajas vs Flecha & Muerte Guerrera
http://www.sendspace.com/file/6teug9
2) Cirio Negro I, Cirio Negro II, Rey Demonio Jr. vs Baby Power, Super Jack, Xtreme Boy
http://www.sendspace.com/file/da25fp
3) Sexy Maciel & Sexy Piscis vs Genocida & Mr. Cuervo
http://www.sendspace.com/file/83c9s5
taped 2013-11-10 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
4) Bengali, Genocida, Heddi Karaoui vs Difunto I, Gato Fantasma, Super Jack
http://www.sendspace.com/file/2eb05w

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Rush defeats Shocker, Wagner/Niebla, Shu/Navarro, EAW, Atlantis on WON HOF

WCS (SUN) 11/10/2013 Coliseo Coacalco [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), El Pancracio]
1) Látigo & Vega Boy b Cáncer & Sacristán del Diablo
2) Belial, Fulgor, Terremoto, Tornado (DF) b Aramis, Epidemia, Hijo del Angel, Ztizan
an XMW vs Coacalco match, Terremoto beat Ztizan.
3) Ojo de Tigre Jr. & Violent Wotan b Arez & Impulso and Metaleon & Mr. Leo and Angel Celestial & Silver Storm
Wotan & Ojo beat Arez & Impulso. Metaleon and Leo are the Lion Brothers.
4) Jaque Mate, Jaque Mate Jr., Tsunami (Coacalco) b Huracan Ramirez, Huracan Ramirez Jr., Ultraman
5) Black Terry b Black Warrior
Warrior explained after his match he was retired from CMLL, but not from lucha libre.
6) Shu el Guerrero b Negro Navarro [UWF SM] highlights (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
originally listed as UWF, no weight class, then revealed to be Shu’s Super Middleweight Championship. Shu submitted Negro Navarro to defend the belt.

Debut show for the promotion. Main event sounds good.

EAW (SUN) 11/17/2013 Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Sonora [El Imparcial]
1) Dark Crow, Embajador del Infierno, Misterio de la Muerte b Herson Kid, Meican Wolf, Sagrado Misterio Jr.
2) Bello Juan, Rey Centella, Sexy Alan b Mario Mora, Templario, Wily Cortez
3) Murua Kid & Sol de Oriente b Yako & Yako Jr.
4) Chico Che, Extreme Tiger, Laredo Kid b Estruendo, Tron, Xcalibur
5) Máscara Dorada & Máximo b Animaniac & Lizmark Jr.
6) Hijo de Rey Misterio II, Mistico, Villano III b Latherface, Rey Escorpion (CMLL), Shocker
Shocker replaced Atlantis and sides were changed. Mistica on Rey Escorpion for the win

Only show with results from the EAW, though there are video clips of other shows here and here. Rey Escorpion ended up on the rudo side and the shows do not seem to have drawn well, as expected.

CMLL (SUN) 11/17/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Fuego en el Ring]
1) Aéreo & Fantasy b Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
Pierrothito replaced Nitro.
2) Oro Jr. & Stigma b Boby Zavala & Disturbio
Straight falls for the the tecnicos.
3) Canis Lupus b Guerrero Maya Jr. [IWRG IC WELTER]
Canis Lupus’s first defense. AAA’s Eterno was Lupus’ second, rudo Disturbio was tecnico Maya’s second. Both seconds eventually got thrown out for interfering too much. Maya took the first with his suastica variant, Canis took the second with a reinera, and the third with a nudo to keep the title. Money thrown in after the match.
4) Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Satánico b Blue Panther, Solar I, Super Astro
Brazo de Oro was referee, and argued with Satanico after the rudos won. Satanico attacked Brazo de Oro and left him laid out on the floor.
5) Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, Rush, Valiente
La Mascara replaced Marco Corleone (out hurt.) Rudos took 1/3, the last when everyone (but Niebla) was distracted by the arrival of Dr. Wagner, and Niebla fouled Mascara to get the pin. Niebla and Wagner had a 15 minute argument post match (and everyone else left?)

Putting everything else aside – and you’d have to find a pretty big aside to put it all – Mr. Niebla versus Dr. Wagner Jr. is an infinitely more doable mask match than LA Park versus Mr. Niebla. I don’t think that’s actually happening here, but I’m sure it’s been suggested.

They’re not using the Furor name for these shows any more (though it’s the same group behind them; they just don’t have a name.) Weird to see Eterno slip thru; I’d imagine CMLL pays so little attention to AAA that they didn’t even realize he was on AAA TV now.

CMLL (MON) 11/18/2013 Arena Puebla [Cinco Radio, El Popular]
1) Águila Egipcia & Bengala b Akrón & Cholo
2) Pierrothito & Saurón b Asturiano & Blue Center
Blue Center replaced Bam Bam.
3) Cancerbero, Fuerza Chicana, Raziel b Metálico, Pegasso, Tigre Rojo Jr.
Raziel beat Pegasso.
4) Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma
Camorra drove all the way to Puebla just to distract Stigma into a loss. That’s dedication.
5) La Máscara, Titán, Valiente DQ Averno, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla
Niebla stole Valiente’s mask for the DQ. Averno and Titan continued their feud from Sunday.
6) Rush b Shocker
Rush jumped Shocker on the way to the ring, but lost the first fall. (That seems to happen a lot here.) Rush took fall two with a suplex and snuck in a foul in the third.

Tonight’s CMLL Arena Mexico show has Mascara Dorada defending the NWA Welterweight Championship against Volador Jr. In CMLL Gaceta quotes, Dorada wants a mask vs hair match regardless of the outcome, while Volador thinks they should just combine the stips in this match to get it out of the way. (CMLL Gaceta also warns this match may cause cardiac problems.) CMLL title changes in the summer are planned around the Universal tournament, and CMLL title changes in the late fall seem similarly planned around the FantasticaMania tour. Both guys are on that tour, but a title change tonight could be the set up for a rematch (and another title change) in January. This is a pretty even match which always leads me to take the status quo, but you should not be surprised if the NWA Welterweight title changes hands tonight.

The rest of the card is a toss up at best. There was a good sounding Diamante Azul, Delta & Titan versus Hijos del Averno match on the card, but Mephisto and Averno are now replaced by Terrible & Pierroth. (Dalys also replaces Comandante.) Luchadors in tomorrow’s bodybuilding contest will probably be more focused on whatever they need to get into peak shape for that and not as much on tonight’s matches.

Over in Guadalajara, Sombra faces Ultimo Guerrero in his last match before the NJPW tag team tournament.

photo by Eric

Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis were among the luchadors working a show in New York this weekend. Reader Eric got to talk to Atlantis at the show:

I told him that he was in the Observer HOF. He was amazed on how well he did in the voting in comparison to Villano 3, LA Park, Blue Panther, etc. He said a mask VS. mask match with Ultimo Guerrero is going to happen, hinted possibly in March.

At least they still think the mask match is happening.

AAA has the second and third part of their interview with Mesias.

Tinieblas Jr., Oriental, and Mascara Jr. defeated PirataMorgan, Hijo de LA Park (sub for Wagner III), and Hijo del Medico Asesino in the main event of the Arena Azteca Budokan 52nd anniversary match.

Holkan and Yakuza continue to build to a mask match in Arena Lopez Mateos.

No IWRG Sunday lineup yet, but they say it’ll be a Caravana de Campeons show. They may not have announced it because Thursday could be setting the title matches – Douki/Celestial versus Impossible for the lightweight, Golden Magic versus Canis Lupus for the Welterweight, FdT and/or Veneno & Alan Etreme for the tag team title. Dinamic Black isn’t going to be back, so they could vacate that title and have a title match. Piratas haven’t been around so probably not that trios titles (or the middleweight), but maybe the Gringos title?

Hijo de Rey Misterio, Xtreme Tiger, Niebla Roja, Dragon Rojo, and Cassandro are billed as appearing in Atlanta on 12/15

DJ Spectro has a bio of Gran Markus

I got a notice from Comcast that El Rey will launch on my cable system on 12/19. It should be around that time for other Comcast customers. At last word, AAA programming wasn’t expected to be on the channel until spring 2014.

Lineups

CMLL CHOLO TJ (THU) 11/21/2013 Auditorio de Tijuana
1) ? vs ??
2) ? vs ??
3) Tony Casanova & Venum Black vs X-Torm & Zarco [LA TAG]
no champions listed
4) Camaleon De Oro & Hijo de Lizmark vs Memo Velazques & Super Kendo and El Pulpo & Espectro and Rubi Gardenia & Septiembre Negro [ruleta de la muerte]
5) Brazo de Oro, La Máscara, Mistico vs Histeria, Oriental, Rey Escorpión

Rare Thursday show in Tijuana. Non-rare Mistico/Escorpion match.

CMLL (MON) 11/25/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Meyer & Paris vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Black Tiger, Milenium, Pegasso vs Blue Center, Camorra, Hijo del Signo
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Tercera is a rematch from this week. At least Camorra gets a match this week. More Artillero/Comando.

CMLL (SAT) 11/30/2013 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Aéreo & Astral vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Dallys la Caribeña & Estrellita vs Princesa Blanca & Tiffany
3) Dinamic Black, Flyer, Golden Magic vs Canis Lupus, Centvrión, Freelance
4) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Tritón vs Euforia, Puma, Tiger
5) Máximo, Rush, Super Porky vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

R de Rudo says this is another Brazo de Plata anniversary show. 3/4 look like a lot of fun if those guys want to have a good match on a Saturday match. This lineup had to be put together long enough ago where Dallys as a tecnica made sense, so Demus’ appearance is probably a hopeful outcome and not confirmed.

CMLL En Busca de un Idolo: 2013-10-26

teammates!

recap

taped 2013-07-26 @ Arena Mexico

Vangelis is strong, mean

Fuego, Hijo del Fantasma, Negro Casas, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Tiger, Vangellys, Virus in a cibernetico match: Fast paced and exciting cibernetico. They still found time to bury the losers with the in between promos – “here’s why these guys will never be big stars, now watch them on TV every week!” – and Misterioso continued his character of Village Idiot, but there were also some really good sequences in between. Vangellys and Valiente were more protected in their finishes than it seemed in match summary back in the day, though it’s still odd to use this as a lead up match without them being the final two. I really wanted more Virus/Negro near the end; the 90 seconds they showed wasn’t enough for such a unique match. (I could’ve gone for more Valiente/Virus too, but we’re at least likely to get that.)

Zacarias instant haircut

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Marvin, Terry, Valiente and Cometa win in ChilangaMask

photo by Black Terry Jr.

ChilangaMask (SUN) 11/17/2013 Coliseo Coacalco [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), MT]
1) Karma b Psycho Kid
2) Jeque NC Arkángel de la Muerte
Isis kept interfering, so Silueta ran out to stop her and it turned into a tag match.
3) Arkángel de la Muerte & Reina Isis b Jeque & Silueta
Replaced the Isis/Silueta singles match.
4) Titán (CMLL) b Aero Boy, Astro Rey Jr., Latin Dragon, Magnifico
Titan beat Dragon to win. Latin Dragon announced Aero Boy would be going to CZW on 01/11. Titan challenged Aero Boy to a match.
5) Rey Cometa b Impulso [falls count anywhere]
Referee didn’t know the stipulation and started counting out the luchadors anytime they left the ring. Impulso did a crazy dive onto Cometa’s knees and Cometa used a tornillo to win.
6) Dr. Cerebro & Trauma II b Cerebro Negro & Trauma I [Relevos Increíbles]
7) Valiente DQ Negro Navarro
DQ for Navarro accidentally hitting the referee. Valiente was very unhappy with the result
8) Black Terry b Solar I
Terry challenged Solar to a hair vs mask or championship match.
9) Ricky Marvin b Belial
Either this or the Cometa/Impulso match were said to be the best of the show, though people seemed to be raving more about this. Belial battled Marvin, but lost in the end to a Santa Maria. Money throw in after.

Maybe a breakout match for Belial, who doesn’t seem to be well known even on the indy scene but picked a good time to have his best match ever. The people who were there are calling it match of the year level.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

No results of the Furor show. There are some video clips.

Video of Mr. Niebla yelling at Dr. Wagner at Arena Naucalpan. Odd to have Mr. Niebla, in his current role of dancing and spitting goofball, be the one confronting Wagner.

Satanico randomly attacked (referee) Brazo de Oro in a way which suggests they’ll have a match soon. Maybe (also) the next Furor show?

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has a clip of Aerostar’s crazy dive/fall.

Rodrick Strong and Joey Ryan are coming to DTU on 11/30 and 12/03.

CMLL has their usual promo for Friday’s show. Sagrado’s only into hyping tecnicos!

great match roundup, week of 2013-10-26

Great/Excellent Matches
Somehow, I have nothing.

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL En Busca de un Idolo: 2013-10-26
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-10-26
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-10-26
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-10-26 – I’m probably wrong about Brazo de Plata vs Rey Escorpion and it’s something you should definitely see regardless of my opinion.
AAA on UTDN: 2013-10-31 – if it makes you sad or angry when I write unkind things about AAA, you probably should skip the two Guerra de Titanes recaps. I liked Tonala, come back then.

Matches To Watch Later
DTU TV: 2013-11-01
taped 2013-03-31 @ Arena del Sur, Mexico City
Flamita vs AR Fox [CZW TV]

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Dos Caras & Brazo de Plata shows, Averno vs Titan, Dr. Wagner, Isis, Dark Angel, Styles

LEGEND (SAT) 11/16/2013 Arena Lopez Mateos [Tercera Caida]
4) Drako b Star Moon [XProject CHAMP]
Unannounced title match. First defense for title last seen on a 2012 Valerie Office show.
5) Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 b Chucho el Roto & Iron Love and Trauma I & Trauma II and Rocky Santana & Romano Garcia [AULL TAG]
Chucho el Roto & Iron Love came in as champions but fall in fourth (?) defense. Oficials are new champions.
6) Dos Caras Sr., Hijo De Dos Caras, Sicodelico Sr., Solar I b Canek, Negro Navarro, Scorpio Jr., Villano IV
Solar replaced Sicodelico Jr.

Attendance does not look good in the pictures, far less than you’d figure for these names.

CMLL TRAGEDIAS (SAT) 11/16/2013 Deportivo el Pavon [Estrellas del Ring]
***Brazo de Plata 36th Anniversary show***
1) Brazo Cibernetico b Mike Segura and Miss Gaviota and Brazo de Oro Jr. and Magnetico and Demonio del Pantano and El Guerillero and Tanque Infernal [cibernetico]
Opener was changed into a cibernetico match with added people.
2) Canis Lupus, Centvrión, Freelance b Dinamic Black, Flyer, Golden Magic
3) Aramis, Goya Kong, Muneca De Plata b Estrellita, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
This Aramis is a Brazo, and not the same one that’s been wrestling in Coliseo Coacalco. This may have been her debut match.
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., La Máscara, Robin (CMLL), Super Brazo vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso Jr.
Robin and Misteriso were added to the match.
5) Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Platino, Super Porky b Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Pierroth
Pierrothito was with Pierroth.

The only upset on the show is the second match – somehow, a Brazo wasn’t on the winning team! You know what you were in for on this show, and that’s probably while they were there. Goya was double booked and missed an all women’s show to make this one; Big Mama replaced her. I feel like that’s a totally fair replacement.

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (SUN) 11/17/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Warrior b Acero & Stukita
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Magnus, Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr. DQ Camorra, Hijo del Signo, Nosferatu
Straight falls. Camorra pulled Stigma’s mask for the DQ. They continue to feud.
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tritón b Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Nitro
Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Dark Angel b Dalys [lightning]
Dark Angel won in 7:10 with a cradle.
5) Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. b Rey Cometa, Super Porky, Thunder
Rudos took it 1/3, despite a great Brillo Cometa on Niebla Roja. UG and Volador beat the other two.
6) La Sombra, Titán, Valiente b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3, Titan beating Averno. Titan wants another match with Averno, but Averno said not yet.

That’s it for Sombra in Mexico City; he’s got Ultimo Guerrero Send Off match in Guadalajara on Tuesday. (That did not work out well for Valiente.) Sombra heads to Japan, getting a break from being the CMLL rising tecnico star hated by the public by teaming with NJPW’s rising tecnico star hated by the public. It’s not a tag team, it’s a support group.

Announcers said Dark Angel was not in Wednesday’s bodybuilding contest. That seems surprising and unlikely, since she’s clearly been training to be in the contest for many months, it’d been previously said she would be in the contest and she’s pretty much the enduring star of the contest after winning the women’s division every single year they’ve run it. Dark Angel is only not in the bodybuilding contest if there’s something going on to keep her out.

JCR mentioned Isis was headed to REINA for three months. She had said mentioned she was heading to the promotion near the end of the year on this week’s Tercera Caida extra.

CMLL (SUN) 11/17/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Tapatío & El Yaqui b Brillante & Explosivo
Rudos took 2/3.
2) El Divino & Javier Cruz Jr. b Acertijo & Jocker
Tecnicos took 1/3, the first by excessive fall DQ.
3) Halcón de Plata, Sky Kid, Virgo b Ángel del Mal, Évola, Magnum
Tecnicos straight falls.
4) Black Metal, Gallo, León Blanco b Bárbaro Cavernario, Exterminador, Maléfico
Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Gran Guerrero, Pierroth, Vangellys b Diamante Azul, Sagrado, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 1/3.

A show.

Waiting for the full recap of the ChilangaMask show, but there were very positive reviews for Rey Cometa vs Impulso and Belial vs Ricky Marvin, among other matches. It was announced Aero Boy will debut in CZW in 01/11/2014 – finally, me being inexplicably added to the CZW mailing list will pay off.

Dr. Wagner Jr., who earned many eye rolls last week with his talk about invading CMLL, showed up at today’s sponsored Arena Naucalpan show to tease the same thing. It doesn’t mean much until he actually sets foot in Arena Mexico or Arena Coliseo, but CMLL officials were in the building and had no problem with Wagner doing his appearance, so maybe there’s something more to than usual attention seeking. Still seems unlikely. In another oddity, Canis Lupus’ second for this title match on a with Guerrero Maya was AAA (and IWRG)’s Eterno.

The Gladiatores chats with AJ Styles, who says Mexico will see him again too. AAA TV set up Jeff & Karen Jarrett coming in to battle Perro Aguayo Jr., but it wouldn’t be like AAA to go straight to the Jarrett singles match. Maybe Styles comes back for an atomicos match or something. It’d explain why Texano has no title match (and why he ran in) if AAA’s got something like Styles/Mesias/Cibernetico/Perro versus Jeff Jarrett/Texano/random Secta or Consejo members.

AAA and Hard Rock Puerto Vallerta have a travel package for their taping their in December. Cross promotion could mean a bigger show than usual for the last taping of the year.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of 02/17/95 AAA and 09/10/13 CMLL.

Super Libre had interviews with Fray Tormenta, Fray Tormenta’s students, and Rambo.

AAA’s webchat this week is with Daga and Taya on Tuesday.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews some recent lucha.

More video of Flamita & Eita in trios in Japan.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 11/24/2013 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Akuma & Zayco
2) Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Starman vs Artillero, Canelo Casas, Súper Comando
3) Fuego, Pegasso, Sagrado vs Boby Zavala, Namajague, Sangre Azteca
4) Tritón vs Gran Guerrero [lightning]
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Diamante Azul, Super Porky, Thunder
6) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Titán vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

No title match for Titan yet, but he appeared on the road to one.

Semifinal is a great time to prepare dinner.

Triton is a great test for Gran Guerrero.

First time our favorite paramilitary duo have been in a DF arena since September 22nd.

CMLL (SUN) 11/24/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Explosivo & Índigo vs El Yaqui & Relampago Azul
2) El Hippie I & El Hippie II vs Demonio Rojo & Jocker
3) Halcón de Plata, León Blanco, Virgo vs Demonio Maya, Exterminador, Ráfaga
4) Black Metal, Gallo, Leo vs Espectrum, Magnum, Maléfico
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión vs Stuka Jr., Súper Popular, Valiente

Another show.

DTU (SAT) 11/23/2013 Deportivo Benito Juarez, Distrito Federal
1) Chica Ye-Ye, Kalibus, Tacubo vs ?, ??, ???
2) Hacker & Masivo vs Artikus & Lanzeloth and Ave Fenix & Jhonky and Crazy King & Miedo Extremo
3) Black Fire & Keira vs Chik Tormenta & Comando Negro
4) Black Terry & Centvrión vs Paranoiko & Slayer
5) Kaleth vs Ángel del Misterio, Rey Celestial, Pequeno Cobra, Drastik Boy, Sádico, Crazy Boy, Jinzo
6) Negro Navarro & Trauma I vs Aeroboy & Violento Jack
7) Cíclope & X-Fly vs Ángel o Demonio & Ovett

Some unique DTU vs the World matchups.

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