lucha TV preview for weekend of July 22nd



I haven’t actually found out what’s on LATV and Titanes en el Ring in a while, so I may be way off and should drop those if I don’t figure out soon.

CMLL Azteca should have the US TV of Sam Adonis and the NJPW guys appear the next few weeks.

AAA is a new taping, so check their YouTube later Friday evening.

No idea how they fit both the tag team tournament and Mistico/Mephisto on 52MX.

lucha TV preview for weekend of July 15th


Full size. I added both IWRG airings because I actually found a program guide for AYM. (There’s one for LAS too.) This is long, but it’ll be shorter after next week.

No one’s promoting it, not El Rey or Lucha Underground, but they’re running a S2 marathon starting this weekend. Starting this Saturday, El Rey will air six episodes Season 2 episodes a night starting at 7pm CT. It ends an hour early on Tuesday, so they can air all four hours of Ultima Lucha back to back to back leading to the 2 hour final. (The final will repeat right after, as always.)

AAA has three way matches from Ecatepec this week, with a shot for the Cruiserweight title on the line and another heavyweight three way.

Elite moves to Saturday night at 9pm CT. Rush/LA Park is something to talk about in the morning but, for the purposes of this post, remember that CMLL’s stopped people from airing matches which they’ve felt have gotten out of control in the past (Volador/Niebla in Puebla.) Rush/Park should air, but there’s a slight chance it might.

Puebla looks more interesting of the two early week CMLL streams.

lucha TV preview for weekend of July 8th


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CMLL’s Friday night show is back on ClaroSports with Volador/Kushida. (That main event is likely to be posted on their website, if you can’t be around for it.) The show will air on, but I probably won’t be mentioning that most weeks going forward because either you already know that or I need to learn Japanese for you to be able to understand what I’m saying.

Lucha Azteca 7 Elite is still on Friday night one more week, but it’s also listed as airing a half hour earlier than usual. It starts at 11pm local, which means it’ll probably overlap with ClaroSports for about 10 minutes.

Lucha Azteca US, on the other hand, has the Rey Cometa vs Cavernario title match, something definitely worth checking out if you haven’t seen it yet.

AAA moves onto the Ecatpec taping, and there probably will be a better preview Friday night.

Lucha Underground‘s preview lists the Gift of the Gods and Death Match. If they’re following in order of how they were taped, the trios title match will air this week as well.

lucha TV preview for weekend of July 1st


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CMLL has an iPPV tomorrow on Cleeng. It’s a good show for four matches.

Elite, after the iPPV, will air the matches from Saturday’s section of the International tournament.

AAA should be back to normal programming after airing the Lucha World Cup. (They’re actually sticking in the order.) This should be the first week of the Naucalpan taping.

The Lucha Underground preview suggests the first week of Ultima Lucha Dos will focus on the Unique Opportunity tournament in for week 1.

lucha TV preview for weekend of June 25th


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AAA is the start of the Naucalpan taping.

The thing I’m neglecting to mention of late is the new second airing of Lucha Azteca in the US. A rerun, some 10 weeks behind, is airing before the ‘new’ show. I’d presume this means the show is doing pretty well if they’re doubling up on it. Perhaps they’ll expand the show to two hours if it sticks.

We won’t know what airs on Lucha Elite until tonight’s show finishes.

lucha TV preview for weekend of June 18th


AAA has the reminder of Arena Aficion, including Pagano vs Psycho Clown vs Pentagon.

Elite hyped the Octagons as appearing on a Periscope during their show, so it’s probably the top two.

Lucha Underground’s preview says it’s a heavy Medallion week.

There probably isn’t a new IWRG show this week, since AAA & Chairo are running instead. CMLL hasn’t released a card for Tuesday Arena Mexico yet.

lucha TV preview for weekend of June 4th


Full version here. It’s really long this week.

The Lucha World Cup is on Friday, starting the same time as the CMLL Claro starts. My plan is to watch AAA and record Claro, wish me luck. We still don’t know the first round matchups for the LWC.

Lucha Azteca 7 says they’re airing Lashley/Tiger tomorrow. No mention of Caristico/Dorada yet (so they could be splitting it into two again.) The LWC should be over before that one starts, I hope.

AAA‘s normal show should have lots of clowns, with Psycho Clown’s two matches and his buddies in the opener. There’s always the chance they could do something odd there; I’d spend half the show just hard selling the LWC with whatever footage of Puebla they could throw together, but they may not be able to add footage that late.

lucha TV preview for weekend of May 28th


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Both AAA and Elite are the first week of two week tapings so it’s a guessing game. Elite’s advertisements are indicating that they’ll have both title Elite title matches this week, which wouldn’t leave them with all that much next week.

It’d be kind of hilarious if AAA waited to air the last LWC qualifying match. They taped 7 matches for two weeks, and might spend next week trying to sell tickets for Lucha World Cup; if there’s something you want to see from that show, you should hope it airs this week to be safe.

IWRG has been airing, but I’ve had no luck with the AYM internet feed and the LAS cable feed is airing repeats (and airing the show less frequently.)

Lucha Underground‘s on screen preview lists the trios title match. I didn’t have that in my notes, but that is listed elsewhere, so I just made a mistake somewhere. If I’m correct with the rest, there is a third match on the show which sound promising.

The Cometa/Cavernario lightning match on Azteca USA is the better of the two recently. Happy to be done uploading tournaments for a while.

lucha TV preview for weekend of May 21th


AAA and ELITE are pretty safe bets, since they’re both the second half of tapings. The trios match on Elite is a really good sounding match that we probably wouldn’t have gotten to see either. The AAA show is heavy on the Perros/Fronterazos feud.

The Puebla main event not having the Ingobernables and still being a relevos incredibles match is pretty annoying. Other matches on that card look fine.

There’s no lineup for next CMLL Tuesday yet. I dunno.