lucha TV preview for weekend of July 20th, 2018

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Lucha Underground also promises something with Mariposa & Marty the Moth.

I had a theory that maybe AAA in Queretaro was going to be a Televisa only show, only that would leaving nothing for AAA on Space this week. It’s all very mysterious.

Maybe I should switch IWRG‘s date to the live show, since that’s how we’re getting to see it.

lucha TV preview for weekend of July 13th, 2018

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Who could be the mysterious Dezmond X debuting on this week’s Lucha Underground? It’s so hard to figure out. Beyond the last Medallion match and the title match, the preview mentions more with XO Licious and Jack Evans.

AAA is back on Twitch Friday night. Taping is listed as starting at 8:30pm, so aim for around 9pm (or after the CMLL opener is done). And expect it to go past midnight.

I probably should give up and stop listing IWRG but my heart can’t let go.

lucha TV preview for weekend of July 6th, 2018

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AAA had so over taped that Verano de Escandalo, an event which took place more than a month ago, will just start airing on Space this week. That promotion would be rough to follow this year if they weren’t offering live shows streaming and even then it’s an awful lot of work. This might be the last week without an AAA taping for two months.

Lucha Undergroudn’s preview mentions three Aztec Medallion matches in total; I may be making a mistake by assuming just three Medallions are on the line. We’ve seen tag matches with them in the past. The preview mentions they’ll follow up on Mascarita Sagrada leading the Rabbit Tribe to the White Rabbit from the ending of last season. The Antonio/Cuerno/Cage bit this week checked off one scene from the trailer, and I’d guess we’ll get a couple more to come.

Still including IWRG on this seems wildly optimistic.

lucha TV preview for weekend of June 29nd, 2018

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Beyond the matches, Lucha Underground promises something with Melissa & Catrina and Matanza making a sacrifice to the gods.

AAA on Televisa‘s start time is really unknown. They’re listed as 3pm again this week, but they’re following a live baseball game which is unlikely to be done on time.

CMLL Marca is currently region-blocked. Feel free to give me an idea of something to plug on Twitter.

lucha TV preview for weekend of June 22nd, 2018

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Lucha Underground will just have two matches next week. Jack Evans in a Put Up or Shut Up challenge and the three-way casket match. One of those is going a lot longer than the other! Two people are getting stuffed into caskets, which means they’re dead forever – or at least for a little while given the history here. The preview also mentions Worldwide Underground trouble and a new challenger for Pentagon.

It’s not up on the preview because it’s probably not airing on TV, but the Hijo del Vikingo performance from Tehuacan should make it onto AAA‘s YouTube channel this week. (I think the Televisa show is airing an hour early this week again but I don’t know that anyone actually uses this to watch Televisa now?)

LA Park versus Rush is a thing is happening. CMLL Marca is region blocked at least as of Thursday night. Ideas what I can do with the feed are welcome.

lucha TV preview for weekend of June 15th, 2018

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The Lucha Underground episode guide reads: “Catrina hopes to restore her life and searches for the Gauntlet of the Gods; the Trios Champions defend their titles against three new fighters; one of the Seven Ancient Aztec Medallions comes back into play.” The Pentagon/Matanza match was set up at the end of this week’s show.

CMLL Marca should continue to be interesting with Rey Fenix & Cibernetico joining the LA Park/Rush matches and Caristico versus Dragon Lee on the undercard.

The Latigo/Toxin vs Aramis/Astrolux AAA match will make YouTube this week and is worth going out of your way to see if you have not already.

lucha TV preview for weekend of June 8th, 2018

EDIT: the original version of this post completely missed Lucha Underground, which possibly shows how strongly it’s in my mind at the moment. Hopefully it sticks in my head after the first episode. The episode guide preview highlights finding out about Dario Cueto’s status along with the new Temple and a Pentagon Dark title defense. I believe they start the show off pretty big, perhaps designed to make sure people start mentioning them on social media so the rest of the world remembers they exist.

The big news is the CMLL Friday night Facebook feed appears NOT to be geoblocked at the moment. I guess I’m not breaking 8,000 simultaneous streams for Rey Fenix’s debut. Doesn’t feel like it’s a coincidence CMLL is putting on good shows with the guests in.

AAA did not actually air that Tijuana opening match on Televisa, which makes it all the weirder that they’re probably airing Wagner versus Hernandez. That’s the MAD debut match, so they kind of have to. Wagner might have not audibly declared his decision at that point, but I’d guess he knew he was leaving AAA soon when he downplayed that angle.

Drone vs Audaz on CMLL Martes is the most interesting match in a not a greatly interesting week.

lucha TV preview for weekend of June 1st, 2018

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AAA has another taping Sunday night, which should start about 6:30pm and last way too long. It should be better than the one I just watched. The first half of the Tijuana show also airs on Televisa, which means that opener will be up on YouTube Saturday night.

CMLL has title matches Friday (Cuatrero/Angel de Oro) and Monday (Infernals/NGD).

IWRG has a bloody title match.

lucha TV preview for weekend of May 25th, 2018

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LA Park is back in Arena Mexico this Friday on Marca.

AAA is back this week on Thursday. Suicide/Lanzelot was good last time, so that’s one good match on that lineup. The Parka Negra/Hijo del Fantasma goes up on YouTube this week.

Monday’s Arena Puebla has Terrible/Ultimo Guerrero

 

lucha TV preview for weekend of May 18th, 2018

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Ultimo Guerrero has a big week: the Gran Alternativa final on CMLL Marca and then a title defense on CMLL Martes. Friday’s the much better card beyond the Guerrero title match.

AAA is back for the first time in four weeks with a mystery card. It’ll start about half hour after CMLL, making it easy for you watch all the Hijo del Signo/Espanto excitement.

I always say IWRG’s Rey de Reyes would be a fantastic live streaming event but I don’t think anyone’s actually done that since The Gladiatores was doing IWRG radio almost a decade ago.