lucha TV preview for weekend of January 12th, 2018

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FantasticaMania starts in a few hours, but we won’t be able to see the first show for quite a while. The kickoff show tomorrow will air early Thursday (a week from today) on SamuraiTV. It might show up on the RealHero archive before the first live show, but you can safely ignore the Japan shows for the next week.

AAA should return back to the Xalapa taping from a month ago, including a tag title match.

CMLL at least has a couple of interesting singes matches the next couple of weeks.

lucha TV preview for weekend of January 5th, 2017

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Back to doing this.

THERE IS NO CMLL STREAM ON FRIDAY. IT IS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. It’s also a loaded show, with every match having a chance of being really good.

It’s not the only CMLL show moving dates. CMLL Lucha Azteca is now listed at Sunday at 3pm locally. I’m not sure if that’s the case everywhere; Azteca’s website still lists it as on Saturdays and you may want to check if you’re still watching the Friday repeat show. A new bunch of crime shows are running on Saturday afternoons instead, and it now has a sports recap show lead in on Sundays.

AAA definitely will have new material next week, and might sneak some in this week.

Tuesday Arena Mexico is the final show prior to people checking out for FantasticaMania.

lucha TV preview for weekend of December 21st, 2017


Last week AAA‘s show ended with a mention that the next three weeks will be the Best of 2017. It’s strange to interrupt a taping like that. Planning could’ve been better. I’m excited to find out what AAA deems to be the Best of 2017 in a rough 2017; there’s only so many times they can show Dr. Wagner versus Psycho Clown. Will they show Taya/Ayako?

CMLL hasn’t said a word about what’s going on with Monday’s cage match. Let’s roll with the idea it’s just airing like normal, until we hear otherwise. Normal, in this case, means it’s a 5pm CT time start, so four hours earlier than usual on Monday. If you forget, that’s OK, there’s nothing really going on until the main event.

The IWRG trainee show has a good shot of airing, just because there’s nothing else to air this week. Assuming AYM sent cameras to the show, no certainty.

lucha TV preview for weekend of December 14th, 2017

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AAA is a question mark. The taping in Xalapa is the next on the list, but also could be doing the end of the year show. Or they might air the show from DF this past week (and maybe skip holiday repeats this year?)

CMLL Tuesday lineup still isn’t back up on their website and I’m not sure what’s going on there.

hope the Imposible/Cerebro match makes IWRG TV, but it’s not in the spot of a match that usuall does.

lucha TV preview for weekend of December 7th, 2017

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AAA finishes up Juarez. I think this might be the last appearance of Johnny Mundo for (at least) two months. That’s a long time! It’ll be OK.

Claro has all the Relevos Increibles you could want plus a Dragon Lee/Titan singles match.

Esfinge/Puma turns up on Guadalajara this week.

lucha TV preview for weekend of November 30th, 2017

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You have two chances to see Rush/UG this week, but you probably already know that.

AAA starts with the Juarez taping. They split the taping directly in half with the last taping, which would make Dave/Parka the main event this week.

I still have IWRG on there despite having no idea how if I’ll get it. Eh.

lucha TV preview for weekend of November 24th, 2017

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Guadalajara airing Draogn Lee/Cavernario is the most interesting thing of this week. The live YouTube stream of that channel is here; that match should be on around 10:20 on Saturday night.

AAA has the second part of the 11/03 Queretaro taping, which includes the return of Mr. Aguila.

Solar vs Virus airs on CMLL Claro this week. It’ll be mildly interesting if Azteca airs that match and not the main event from last week’s Legend’s show.

lucha TV preview for weekend of November 17

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AAA might be the most interesting show this week, if they follow the pattern of airing the first half of the Queretaro show for the first week of TV. There are no patterns in AAA so that’s a bad bet, but they have a lot of the cruiserweight packed together in good looking matches.

CMLL on Claro is going to be a thing. AT least they’ve packed in a couple good matches with the normal crew.

Monday and Tuesday shows don’t look all that interesting this week.

lucha TV preview for weekend of October 27th

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CMLL Claro is the last stream that’s going to be affected by the time difference, at least for about five months. The show starts one hour later this week and this week only. It should be a show worth staying up for, but you can always watch it on YouTube the next day.

Not on the schedule, but there’s a chance the CMLL Sunday show ends up airing with no notice. They aired Dia de Muertos special in 2016, but not 2015. It’s a 5pm CT start if it airs, and it’s an ordinary looking show.

CMLL GDL has a Ultimo Guerrero vs Volador match this week. I’ll be trying to upload stuff from Mexico, but no idea if it’ll work.

lucha TV preview for weekend of October 27th

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AAA finished off Heroes Inmortales. Four matches on AAA show probably means none of these are going to last too much on TV. One of these matches is a royal rumble style match which sort of has to take a while, which leaves even less for the rest. I guess this is good news for people who dislike lucha cage matches like me.

None of the CMLL really pops out this week. I guess the main event on Tuesday is worth paying attention to, since one of those tecnicos will probably be defending against one of those rudos. Niebla Roja just defended his title twice, none of them are really heavyweights, so maybe Angel de Oro versus Mephisto is the random direction.