En Busca de Un Idolo teams announced

CMLL held a press conference to announce the teams for this year’s En Busca de un Idolo tournament. (I’ve posted this press conference here.) All matches will air on Terra, and possibly on TV. CMLL didn’t mention a specific TV deal this time.

The separate group Leaders and Trainers seem to be combined into one roll. Negro Casas and Virus will each take care of a team, as they did last year. The teams were determined by picking colored ping pong balls out of hat. Naturally, the four people with black ping pong balls ended up with Casas and the ones with the balls went with Virus.

Team Virus
Guerrero Negro Jr.
Star Jr.
Super Halcon Jr

Team Casas
Barbaro Cavernario
Dragon Lee
Soberano Jr.

Casas has a very young quartet.

JCR said everyone will fight everyone. In past years, that’s meant the entire group faced off each against each other the first three weeks. It sounded like he said this time all eight guys will have matches against each other in the first round, which would add another month to this tournament, but I may have misunderstood. Otherwise, the format appears to have stayed the same from last year: lightning matches on Tuesday and Friday, with judging, decisions and public voting (via enbuscadeunidolo.com) making up the points. They haven’t updated the website yet, so they may have made other quiet changes we won’t know about until they post the rules.

The judges will be Tirantes, Shocker, Mr. Niebla and a fourth judge which will change for every match and will not be known until the match happens. (That sounds to me like they’ll just be grabbing whoever will be free on those days, rather than pulling someone from all Tuesday Guadalajara shows until June.) Tony Salazar will be a consultant for both teams, maybe replacing Jose Luis Feliciano in the occasional role of overseer of this tournament, but appearing in far more skits.

Not a lot more announced here. They announced that the Arena Coliseo Anniversary show will be on 04/06 and the Arena Mexico announcement will be on 04/27.

Nothing’s been announced, but Maximo/Escorpion is the feud they’ve been running on Sundays. Last year’s Arena Mexico Anniversary show appeared to have a plan of Mr. Aguila versus Shocker, only for Shocker to get casted on La Isla instead. They did the hair match when he came back, and replaced it in April with Rey Cometa and Namajague. There doesn’t seem like any thing specifically set up for that spot this year, but we might start seeing something this Friday.

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



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

Vangelis wins En Busca de un Idolo, Guerrero Maya vs Black Terry

photo by CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 07/12/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Eléctrico & Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Namajague, Puma, Shigeo Okumura b Diamante, Sagrado, Tritón
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Shocker b Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Averno, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión b Blue Panther, Rush, Super Porky
Straight brawl and straight falls. Negro got in a foul on Rush in the end. Lots of post match talking and fighting to set up next week.
5) Vangelis b Valiente [En Busca de un Idolo, final]
Vangelis won a 10+ minute match, surviving two Valiente Busters and escaping a Valiente casita to put on his own – with some help from Virus. Valiente was livid post match, had to be held back by Fuego and Stuka (there to get 4th/3rd place trophies) as well as Negro Casas, and refused to accept his second place trophy. Vangelis, who had a rooting section, decided the win to the rudos.
6) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Mistico b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 1/3.

En Busca de un Idolo’s results page says “the tournament has changed the way you look at Mexican wrestling.” Matches happens, they’re never mentioned again, seems like the same lucha libre. Maybe I missed something! It seemed like Valiente vs Virus was going somewhere, but Misterioso vs the Judges has not. Still, Vangelis ought to find himself a trio just to be sure.

Diamante, Triton, and Sagrado versus Puma, Arkangel and Skandalo has been added to next week’s card as the opener.

AAA interviews Chessman before his tag match Monday on the Puebla TV taping. Chessman hates Jack Evans and Angelico for being male models. It’s not quite dancers, but it’s close enough to annoy Chessman. “The girls shout in excitement for them, but I will make them scream in horror.” Chessman likes Eterno, thinks he’s got a future in lucha libre, and just needs to get with the right people (rudos.) KrisZ says Black Killer & Dracul Jr. vs Blaze & Principe Azul has been added as the dark match.

Rob has highlights of 06/11/13 CMLL.

Porra Fresa previews Monday’s card, is angry at people trying to give away finishes. (Wait, is he mad at me? oh no.)

Hijo del Santo says he won’t be in Denver on a show tonight for a card promoted with him and LA Park.

ChilangaMask announced Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Black Terry for their next show. Hooray!

Principe Orion says he’s going to learn in DTU and use the knowledge to make it to the WWE.

Estrellas del Ring has the third part of it’s trip to the lucha libre exhibit at Museo de Noreste.

Arena Mexico is taken over for a Golden Gloves tournament today.

Challenges to build up a Brazo Jr. vs ATM match.

Anime debuts in Arena Aficion this Sunday.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Texano winning the UWA LH title in 1992.

Rush causes trouble, Bushiroad, TxT

photo by CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 06/14/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Leono & Robin b Camorra & Herodes Jr.
2) Hijo del Signo, Hooligan, Skándalo b Metálico, Pegasso, Starman
Signo & Metalico continue to feud. Signo top rope splashed Metalico for the win.
3) Bushiroad, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tritón b Boby Zavala, Namajague, Puma
Bushiroad’s debut here. Tecnicos appeared to win in straight falls (video died in the middle.)
4) Dragón Rojo Jr. b Rey Cometa [lightning]
Dragon Rojo won the Dragon Bomb in a match that started good but Rojo looked very shaky after taking Cometa’s second dive (a tornillo).
5) Negro Casas, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Fuego, Vangellys, Virus [En Busca de un Idolo]
Very good match. Rush & Terrible were in their team’s corners. Fuego and Negro got along with their unusual partners, and both teams maintained unity for the match. Team Virus took falls 1/3 to win the match. Vangellys beat Stuka with a northern lights suplex, and Virus beat Valiente with a Gori Bomb for the win. Rush attacked Negro immediately after the match was over, and Terrible made the save for the opposing trainer. Rush stormed off, and Stuka & Valiente seemed upset with Negro.
6) Máximo, Rush, Shocker DQ Mr. Águila, Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión
Straight falls. Rudos were DQed for excessive violence after the match, then Maximo snuck in a foul on Rey Escorpion for the win. Crowd was not happy with Rush, who stormed off for a second time the night while everyone else was making challenges.
7) Atlantis, La Sombra, Titán b Pierroth, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
No details, but it appeared Sombra & Atlantis unmasked their rivals during the match and Pierroth was left taking Titan’s moves. Sombra and Atlantis beat Volador and UG in the end.

En Busca de un Idolo match is definitely worth watching Tuesday if you missed it live. The Terra feed went live during entrances for the Tuesday match, so more than half aired.

Todo  el Todo held a press conference Friday, because the day you want to try to get attention for your indy group is three days before the biggest show of the year. Anyway, the women didn’t get along and Zumbi said his youth would be enough to beat Demon & Santo. Santo did not agree. Hijo del Santo also appeared at a new Santo exhibition.



IWRG (THU) 06/20/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Fulgor vs Sky Ángel
2) Ángel Del Amor & Saruman vs Imposible & Picudo Jr.
3) Centvrión, Golden Magic, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Chico Che, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Decnnis, el Ángel, Scorpio Jr.
5) Oficial 911 vs Dinamic Black [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Oficial 911 is champion, first defense.

Dinamic Black going for another title.

CMLL (FRI) 06/21/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Sensei & Soberano Jr. vs Akuma & Apocalipsis
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Dark Angel, Marcela vs Amapola, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Diamante, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Niebla Roja, Olímpico, Psicosis
4) Fuego vs Vangelis [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Valiente vs Stuka Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Blue Panther, Rush, Super Porky vs Averno, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión
7) La Sombra, Máximo, Shocker vs Mr. Águila, Terrible, Volador Jr.

Hair match challenges and Sombra/Volador continue.

Triplemania PPV, Stuka, Valiente, Vangelis, Fuego advance, Chicas Vuelta Vuelta

TripleMania will be on conventional PPV. AAA confirmed this last night and posted the pricing today. If you order before the show, it’s $18, plus $5 more for HD, plus $2 more if you call to order instead of using the internet. If you wait until Sunday, there’s another $5 surcharge in there.  Whatever way you do it, it’s cheaper to buy the iPPV – but you get on TV, which is nice and I’d pay a little extra not to have to deal with cords and multiple screens.  No word about that movie theater plan.

AAA’s been doing a lot of press all week to talk about TripleMania. The annual pilgrimage, taking place the same day as Antonio Pena’s birthday, is happening right now.

CMLL closed the En Busca de un Idolo polling much earlier this week, updated the scoreboard, then took the scoreboard down and just posted the final totals. They might have done this because the polling scores made no sense. This is what they appeared to be (based on what they had for the last 3 weeks.)

40 Stuka
39 Valiente
37 Vangelis
22 Fuego
5 Sangre Azteca
4 Tiger
4 Hijo del Fantasma
0 Misterioso

The numbers on the website didn’t make any sense as they were listed. It looked like they gave Fuego 42 points for the 40 point poll (despite giving the actual winning 40 to Stuka for the third straight week.) What appears to actually have happened is Fuego got 22 points for votes, and they threw in the 20 points for winning his match over Misterioso in the same column. (The last update still had him listed as 1 win instead of 2.)

The final totals were 333 Valiente
280 Vangelis
278 Stuka Jr.
208 Fuego – should’ve been 206 but there was a typo never fixed
202 Hijo del Fantasma
164 Tiger
140 Sangre Azteca
113 Misterioso Jr.

Walking thru the math fails is truly exciting, but the bigger point here is even the people running this system can’t keep track of these numbers – this point system is wildly unsuccessful.  Please make this easy to follow next year, if there is a next year.

For what it’s worth, if you take out the fan poll points, the order would’ve been Valiente, Hijo del Fantasma, Vangelis, Tiger, Stuka, Fuego, Sangre Azteca and Misterioso. The 3/4/5 group are all grouped in within 4 points.

Valiente, Vangelis, Stuka and Fuego advance, three tecnicos and one rudo like last year. Valiente and Stuka are the favorites for making the final two. The intermission trios match this Friday will be Negro Casas, Valiente & Stuka vs Vangelis, Virus and Fuego. Schedule, based on what they announced at the start, looks like

06/21: Valiente vs Vangelis, Stuka vs Fuego
06/28: Valiente vs Fuego, Vangelis vs Stuka
07/05: Valiente vs Stuka, Vangelis vs Fuego

That’ll probably change.

You can now rent the CMLL edecanes – for your corporate or private event. The 16 women currently working as ring girls for CMLL are going to be working as a group named “Chicas Vuelta, Vuelta”, they’ll be booked out thru CMLL’s office the same as the luchadors, they’ll be available to be booked on lucha libre shows as well as other events and they can work as dancers and singers as well. There’s been mentions in the past of some of the CMLL edecans having to choose between working for the promotion or working elsewhere due to conflicts, and this would seem to give them more work if they stay with CMLL. Having all of them at the Father’s Day show this Sunday is the kick off to the initiative.

Rob has highlights of AAA 06/17/07 Toluca, AAA 05/12/13 Durango, and CMLL from the first, second, third and fourth week of May 2007. Plus, typical CMLL editing.

Bill has highlights of 06/07/12 IWRG.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Super Crazy gets his GHC Junior Heavyweight title shot against Taiji Ishimori on July 7.

Super Crazy teams with Ricky Marvin NOAH’s July GHC Junior Tag Team tournament. Pesdailla teams with someone who translates to “Dual Force” as the “Ultraviolent Lucha Libre.” team Maybe Santo Jr. – I guess you can get from Tempestad to Dual Force. The South American team of Kaiser & Gaston Mateo are back as well.


Soul Rocker says Machine is (back?) wrestling with the group tomorrow.

Daga wants to settle outstanding accounts with Davey Richards.

AAA is taking part in the campaign against childhood obesity again.

Hugo Savinovich likes AAA’s innovation and WWL and AAA working together.

Blue Demon & Hijo del Santo defend their PWR tag team titles in Watsonville, CA in July (assuming they get by Zumbi & Karaoui next Saturday.)


CMLL (TUE) 06/18/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Metatrón & Robin vs Camorra & Ramstein
2) Pegasso, Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Hooligan, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Hombre Bala Jr. vs Shigeo Okumura [lightning]
4) Bushiroad, Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado vs Felino, Pólvora, Puma
5) Máscara Dorada vs Averno [NWA WELTER]
Mascara Dorada is champion. First defense.
6) Mistico, Titán, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

I guess if your usual high flying Guadalajara tecnico partner is busy, Titan is a good fill-in.

Dorada vs Averno should be great.

CMLL (TUE) 06/18/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Black Metal, Leo, Magnus vs Disturbio, Magnum, Sádico
2) Marcela & Silueta vs Amapola & Princesa Sugheit
3) Gallo, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Kráneo, Maléfico, Sangre Azteca, Vangellys
4) Bam Bam vs Mercurio [hair]
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Shocker vs Mr. Águila, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.

I really have no idea how that hair match is going to go.

Kraneo vs Guerrero Maya! An actual good CMLL women’s tag match! Wish this was still airing.

IWL, Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero, final 1st round matches of En Busca de un Idolo, Goyito Perez, Parka Negra

AAA IWL (SAT) 06/08/2013 Atras del Teatro, Atizapan de Zaragoza, Estado de Mexico [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), R de Rudo]
2) Atomic Star, Payaso Carroña, Payaso Terror, Peirko b Infierno Kid Jr., Ojo Diabólico Jr., Sepulturero I, Último Vampiro and Ángel Del Amor, Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Yakuza and Centinela, Quimico, Samael, Tormento
Perico moonsaulted Samael and Centinela
3) Oficial AK47, Pantera I, Slash, Suicida b Camikaze, Freelance, Super Boing, Super Pascual
Super Boing, Super Pascual, and Camikaze are Las Frutas. AK-47 beat Super Boing.
4) Fresero Jr., Lolita, Ninja de Fuego b Pasion Kristal, Pentagón Jr., Sexy Lady
Pentagon beat Fresero
5) Ludark Shaitan b Crazy Mary [Copa Femenil Extrema IWL]
expected hardcore match.
6) Carta Brava I, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera b Cíclope, Niko, Pagano and Epitafio, Leviatham, Rocky Santana and Scorpio Jr., Tony Rivera, Zumbudo and Black Terry, Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro and Drastik Boy, Paranoiko, Super Mega and Eterno, Súper Nova, X-Fly and Argenis, Drago, Fénix
Ultimo Gladiador replaced Super Nova. Ciclope was the mystery luchador on his team. Preshow press conference had built up the AULL/IWL rivarlry, and team IWL won.
7) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett [IWL TRIOS]
Clowns won the trios titles back with a distraction from Rocky Santana

The opener, who’s names I’m sure of so no listed here, was the only match to get money thrown in. Luchador count: 62! There looks to be so many people standing on the apron during the 4 way atomicos, I don’t know how anyone saw the match. Outdoor arena looked about a 1/4 full (and also looked like it would be a great venue if full.)  Ludark’s match is on her YouTube channel. The entire show looks to have been taped for TVC Deportes.

CMLL (MON) 06/10/2013 Arena Puebla [El Popular]
1) Ares, Espíritu Maligno, Saurón b Águila Egipcia, Meyer, Tigre Rojo Jr.
Aguila Egipcia’s debut here.
2) Hombre Bala, Stigma, Super Halcon b Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Nitro
3) Blue Panther, Fuego, Sagrado DQ Morphosis, Olímpico, Vangelis
Morphosis fouled Blue Panther. Fuego listed as wrestling again.
4) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada b Mr. Niebla, Pierroth, Terrible
Diamante Azul replaced Shocker, Terrible replaced Gran Guerrero. Pierroth’s debut (under that name; last here in July 2003 under his last name.) Azul beat Niebla with the German suplex.
5) Atlantis b Último Guerrero
Atlantis took fall won with a rana, Ultimo Guerrero took second with a powerbomb with his feet on the ropes. UG tried to use the Atlantida in the third, but Atlantis escaped and beat him.

Popular lists Fuego as working this show, but then they had him working last week’s show and it turned out to be Stigma instead. This is important because Fuego’s scheduled to wrestle tonight in the final night of the first round of the En Busca de un Idolo, in a classic “win and get a lot of votes and get some favorable reviews and make sure they never fix their scoring typo” situation.

Fuego is 65 points behind Fantasma based on CMLL’s standings. It should be 67, but they’ve embarssingly never fixed a wrong score. As of the moment, Fuego would get 28 points more than Fantasma from the poll, which leaves Fuego with 38 points to pick up tonight. It turns out Fuego has averaged 18 points from the judges, and that and 20 points from a win would give exactly the number he needs. The trailing people in the polls have gotten more points than they earned most every week, so Fuego probably needs to get closer to 24 to feel any safe. Fuego faces Misterioso tonight and as bad as Misterioso has done for himself, his opponents have averaged 25 points from the judges so far. That would be plenty.

And yet, we don’t know if Fuego is actually okay. He’ll probably fight because luchadors are crazy people who fight when they should not – which is the same reason I’d assume Stuka and Mistico will also be on tonight’s card – but there’s a chance for mass chaos here.

CMLL Gaceta has a preview of tonight’s show, where the Avernos are dismissive of the Estetas and the entire concept of championships. “We do not need the trios titles to know we’re the best team in world”, says Ephesto.  Perhaps they’re slightly bitter they were left out.

Parka Negra said on Twitter he was in a car accident with Super Parka. Actually, he says “I finally awoke from a car accident”, which sounds not good at all, but he says he’s okay.

AAA announced mexican born UFC fighter Erik “Goyito” Perez will second Octagon at TripleMania. AAA’s been working on this since Perez mentioned he was a fan of Octagon growing up and wore an Octagon inspired mask to the octagon for a UFC fight. (It appears he also generally likes lucha libre; he posted photos with Volador Jr. and Volador Sr. a couple weeks ago.) I would expect Perez does something that’ll can be used as a highlight elsewhere, and that AAA will want to stay close to Perez and MMA as time goes on.

The lucha show over the weekend in New York with Blue Demon, Bestia, Damian, and Extreme Tiger among others drew poorly and many wrestlers did not get paid. It’s different promoters, but there seems to be a bad track record with New York based lucha libre promotions.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, including results from Cancun. Thunder worked the show. Los Colisenos says the Thunder Facebook linked to last week is a fake account, though frustratingly in a fashion where no one could have known what he was talking about.

Texano reassures the world that Texano will not be losing his title at TripleMania. I feel better.

Apolo Valdes mentioned this year’s Lucha Libre Expo will be November 8-10th. Probably more coming tomorrow.



CMLL (SUN) 06/16/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Metatrón & Sensei vs Akuma & Zayco
2) Molotov, Soberano Jr., Stigma vs Apocalipsis, Espanto Jr., Inquisidor
3) Dark Angel vs Lluvia, Estrellita, Goya Kong, Dalis la Caribeña, Tiffany, Princesa Sugheit, La Comandante, Zeuxis, La Seductora [cibernetico]
Dark Angel replaces Silueta
4) La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero [CMLL TRIOS, final]
Final of an eight team tournament. Winner becomes 25th champions.

This tournament seems set up for Estetas del Aire winning to popularize them as the great new team – but are you really going to be able to popularize a CMLL trio on the day of TripleMania?

It’s great Dark Angel is back, but that match also needed Silueta and like three more. Oh well. I still haven’t gotten to the matches with Lluvia yet, maybe she’s awesome now.

CMLL (SUN) 06/16/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Idolo & Javier Cruz vs Satara & Thunder Boy
2) Esfinge, León Blanco, Virgo vs Espectrum, Infierno, Ráfaga
3) Azteca de Oro & Sky Kid vs Demonio Rojo & Sádico and El Hippie & Leo and Évola & Exterminador
listed as Full Ring de Parejas
4) Luna Mágica vs Princesa Blanca [lightning]
5) Bárbaro Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa, Tritón

“Full Ring de Parejas” has not been previously done, may be a four way tag.

Satara is from the Dantes Lucha Factory.


2013 En Busca de un Idolo First Round guesses

I find this a much tougher field to handicap than last time around. Dragon Lee and Euforia were ringers in their own ways. On the other hand, I remember thinking it was a sure bet Polvora would be protected into the final four and he fell on his face instead. This one is a contest of eight guys about at the same level with (mostly) no particular programming attention, so they all feel like the same. I’d be unsurprised with any four in and any four out. Still, need something written down to be mocked later.


Sangre Azteca – enjoy France!

Vangellys – actually best chance for someone totally changing how people look at him, because he’s a guy who has gotten much better (including in ways CMLL over-rewards) in the last few years, but being the unknown may hurt him in getting credit.

Tiger – Puma & Tiger never do well in these. I have no idea why but it’s a good straw to grasp when you need to cut four.

Fuego – first, I almost put Misterioso here before realizing all four rudos would be out. It came down to Fuego or Fantasma, two guys who are very dedicated to having the same match each time out, and Fantasma is a tiny bith flashier.


Hijo del Fantasma – biggest danger: Mephisto being added to judging panel. second biggest danger: using the Phantom Attack in every match, causing the judges to turn on him badly by match 3.

Stuka Jr. – will remain excitable, should have extra popularity and confident from H2L

Misterioso Jr. – will give Stuka Jr. a Rosa Driver at least once.

Valiente – the best. Closest thing to a favorite – not just a win, but to get Sangre Azteca to have a good match.

Fuego/Virus, Mephisto uses his head to beat Titan, IWRG says goodbye to Eita, Fantasy vs Mercurio, Ricky Marvin

CMLL (MON) 09/24/2012 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Blue Center & Tigre Rojo Jr. b Centauro de Fuego & Espiritu Maligno
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Inquisidor b Camaleón, Robin, Stigma
Rudos took 1/3. Zavala and Stigma faced off, but they didn’t play the feud up this week.
3) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito b Astral, Pequeño Halcón, Último Dragoncito
Rudos took 1/3, Demus dropping Astral with a double underhook piledriver.
4) Hijo del Fantasma b Ephesto [lightning]
phantom lariat
5) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Misterioso Jr., Pólvora, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3, Fuego submitted Virus for the win and challenged for a title match.
6) Prince Devitt, Super Porky, Titán b Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja
tecnicos took 2/3.

Akuma, in a ring!
photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 09/25/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Kaiser Sports]
1) Genesis & Höruz b Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Hooligan b Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Super Halcon Jr.
rudos took 2/3.
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela b Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 1/3, Estrellita submitting Princesa Blanca.
4) Tiger b Triton [lightning]
Tiger won in 6:45 via sit down powerbomb.
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b La Máscara, Sagrado, Stuka Jr.
Sagrado was subbed in to Fuego on Sunday. Peste Negra took 1/3. Sagrado pinned Negro Casas, but Niebla was the captain and defeated captain La Mascara for the win.
6) Mephisto b Titán
Mephsito took 1/3, sneaking in a foul while Titan was handwalking.

No full show results have surfaced, but Volador did beat Prince Devitt in Guadalajara last night. Cheating was involved.

IWRG FILL (TUE) 09/25/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Mercenario & Príncipe Infernal b Caballero Kid & Rider
2) Adrenalina & Gran Cesar b Antheuz & Cáncer
3) Blue Monster, Moria, Radical b Alas de Acero, Extreme Boy, Skull Metal
4) Guizmo, Impulso, Volaris b Atomic Star, Oscuro, Power Bull
Atomic Star replaced Super Black.
5) Infierno Kid Jr., Kid Medrano, Matrix Jr. b Araña de Plata Jr., Divino Montana, Ojo de Tigre Jr.
Atomic Star replaced Divino Montana during the match when Montana suffered a fractured forearm.
6) Alan Extreme, Centvrión, Comando Negro, Dinamic Black, Eterno, Golden Magic, Imposible, Saruman b Chicano, Dragón Celestial, Eita, Electro Boy, La Cobra, Serpiente de Oro, Sky Ángel, Violencia Jr. [Copa High Power]
FILL 1st Generation vs FILL 2nd Generation. Alan Extreme won for FILL Gen1. Eterno and Chicano feuded.

This was Eita’s last match in Mexico. Tercera Caida and Black Terry Jr. have Eita saying goodbye.

Hijo del Signo retained the Distrio Federal Middleweight title over Oro Azul in San Luis Potosi this Sunday.

Fantasy vs Mercurio for the masks has been signed for two Sundays from now, October 14th, in Arena Mexico. Announcing a non-main event apuesta match this far in advance is unusual for CMLL.

CMLL announced the En Busca de un Idolo tournament, the tournament won by Titan back in June, would start airing on TV this weekend. It started way back in April, so this old footage, but it’s footage which was only uploaded to CMLL’s website and not a single video was viewed by more than 3,000 people. Not many people would’ve seen it, though CMLL’s mentioned Titan as winner plenty of times. The original En Busca de un Idolo press conference mentioned there would be an accompanying show on Cadena3, and the teaser videos for the tournament teased outside the ring interviews. Neither actually happened, but perhaps it’ll be worked into the presentation of this tournament now.

CMLL.com has the wrong TV information on their show. They say Fox Sports, but it’s actually the secondary channel Fox Sports Plus (+) on Saturday at 10pm . If you watch Fox Sports, you’ll get a news show. Show is on 10 pm on Saturday and is only a half hour long, so either one match and some talking or two edited matches.

Prince Devitt talked to Fuego en el Ring about his trip to Mexico, which will wrap up after Friday’s title match with Dragon Rojo. Devitt says Dragon Rojo and Volador (who doesn’t feel bad about losing to in Guadalajara because he’s Volador) are two very different wrestlers with different strengths and weaknesses, and his job is to expose their weaknesses. Insert joke about Dragon Rojo weaknesses right here. Devitt says he hopes to challenge the winner of Ibushi/Low Ki for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship in November, December or whenever the promotion wants to do it.

Argenis & Argos discuss how they’re unlikely to actually get along in their Karonte Family vs Foreigner match on the LEGEND show this weekend. (And I’ve finally fixed the lineup; the Karonte team replaces the AAA guys taping the new show instead.) They team with Magnus & Dr. Karonte vs Zumbi (Brazil), Heddi Karoui (France), Dowki (Japan) and Maya Balam (who turns out to be from Guatemala!)

Voxxi has an interview with the director/producer of Tales of Masked Man, the lucha libre documentary airing on PBS stations this Friday.

Ricky Marvin says he’s coming back to Mexico in October (for MXW, not AAA), and it reads like he’s coming back full time in 2013. That would be surprising, he seems to have a pretty solid place in NOAH.

In an unsurprising development, the last announced international all star show in Colombia on 09/29 was canceled. The shows on 09/15 and 09/22 had previously been canceled due to “a new law.”

Rob has highlights of Dos Leyendas 2012

LuchaWorld has Alfredo on the Anniversary show, this week’s IWRG TVC Deportes show, and KrisZ’s news update.



IWRG (SUN) 09/30/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragón Celestial & Serpiente de Oro vs Imposible & Infierno Kid Jr.
2) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Saruman vs Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Temerario Infernal
3) Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro vs Carta Brava Jr. (IWRG), Rayan, Spartan
4) Dr. Cerebro, el Ángel, Hijo de LA Park vs Comando Negro, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Oficial AK47
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Máscara Sagrada, Veneno vs Cien Caras Jr., Factor, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

Second match looks a lot of fun. May have the Carta Bravas on the right side – the one with the original Oficials is listed as “Carta Brava” and the opposite is Carta Brava Jr.

CMLL (TUE) 10/02/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Virgo vs Magnum
2) Esfinge & Metatrón vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Ráfaga
3) Astral, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
5) Atlantis, Mistico, Titán vs Averno, Pólvora, Último Guerrero

Someone doesn’t belong in that main event: Averno! That’s his first time facing Mistico. They meet again in Tijuana at the end of the month, so someone’s finally decided to let the mostly highly pushed tecnico in the promotion work with the best rudo in promotion.

Polvora can only be there because they’re either setting up a match with Titan or setting something up with the Invasors.