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.

lucha TV preview for weekend of May 14th

this week's schedule
this week’s schedule

For what it’s worth, there may not be a news update tomorrow, or it may just be a quick one. I may be around for Claro, but I’m playing things by ear. CMLL’s putting Pierroth in the main event, they are making it very obvious they don’t care about that show, I’m not going to sweat over it either.

This week’s AAA show is the start of the Leon taping, so I’m back to guessing blind. I’m going with both Lucha World Cup qualifying matches airing. They’ve usually split those matches up, but they’re already promoting Pentagon and Texano as advancing, so they might as well air those matches ASAP.

Avoid Lucha Azteca (US) at all costs the next two weeks. It’s the infernal Parajes Increíbles tournament. It should be skipped if you haven’t see it yet; it’s a big world out there, find something better to spend your time on.

I mentioned on Twitter that there were only 10 episodes left this season of Lucha Underground. Just to be clear, the information I have is they’re running 26 episodes this season, and this will be episode 17, so there you go. I think 26 was even mentioned by LU type people in interviews earlier this season. Last season is a different number, next season is a different number, but this season is 26. It’s always possible they could change that around – they’re going to have plenty of season 3 footage! – but I’d assume it’s sticking. Among other reasons, they had to commit to a specific number when they started to offer that season pass on iTunes. Savor the time you’ve got.

Minor trivia note: next week’s episode was taped before this week’s episode. They figured they couldn’t run another match after Graver Consequences.

lucha TV preview for weekend of May 7th


AAA has the second half of the Leon taping – and Octagon Jr’s final TV match.

Hopefully the webfeed of Info7 won’t have the Muy Thai and Lucha Azteca will air as normal. (The Muy Thai was a webfeed exclusive – all the TV stations that normally get that show still got that show.)

This is surely a one show IWRG week, since the Friday show is an AAA one isntead

lucha TV preview for weekend of April 30th


This week’s Lucha Underground is going to make everyone uncomfortable again, though I don’t think it’ll be for the usual reasons.

Volador versus Mascara Dorada is probably worth staying up for on Elite.

I don’t include it on the list because there’s no telling what will air week to week, but the Efekto/PROESA show will move to Saturdays at 2pm starting this week. They got as much notice as Azteca did.

lucha TV preview for weekend of April 23rd


AAA has the second part of Mexico City taping, with the big Psycho Circus/Dr. Wagner Jr. match.

You may want have alternate plans during the second match on Lucha Azteca 7.

As far as I can tell, those are all the matches for Lucha Underground next week – it’s a two match show.

lucha TV preview for weekend of April 16th


As mentioned earlier, the big news is Lucha Azteca moves to 11:30pm CT on Friday night. That should be about 15-25 minutes after the Friday night ClaroSport show ends. They’ve confirmed the Sunday show is a repeat (officially starting at 7:45 AM, though still listed as 8 on their guide last time I checked.)  It’s been pointed out to me that the new time slot could be good for them because they could follow a soccer game, and that looks to be the case next week. This week, they’re following a movie. This move is so last minute that any guide besides Azteca’s own still lists them at 6pm. (Azteca’s own guide show them back at 6pm two weeks from now, but guides that far out are rarely accurate.) Ultimo Guerrero vs Extreme Tiger should still be fun.

AAA is the first part of the most recent DF show. I guessed Evens this time.

Lucha Azteca US is airing Homenaje a Dos Leyendas this week, which is definitely worth watching if you haven’t yet seen it.

lucha TV preview for weekend of April 9th


That looked really tiny, but then I realized I had this thing zoomed far out. You can see it in full at this link always.

Lucha Azteca 7 Elite is worth watching for Carisitco/Volador alone. It’s actually listed as going 15 minutes past the hour again, so that may be the regular thing.

The second part of Rey de Reyes will air. Psycho/Wagner will have a match live on Friday, and a different match of theirs will air Saturday.

The TV version of Dorada/Cavernario from Puebla will air on 52MX.

The preview of Lucha Underground mentions Puma, Rey and Dragon in action, the Medallions back in play, and a new name debuting.

lucha TV preview for weekend of April 2nd


Lucha Azteca 7, which will forever be confused with Lucha Azteca, debuts tomorrow. I’ve got matches up there, but who knows how that program works until it airs. For what it’s worth, I think I have a good chance of recording it – there are feeds out there if you want to deal with pop ups and spyware ads. Uploading may be the trickier part; I’ve got no idea if Azteca7 will try to take it down, so I may put on a separate account for a few weeks as to not get everything torched. I’ll try to make it easy to follow.

Lucha Azteca (US) should have Kamaitachi/Dragon Lee this week for sure.

Rey de Reyes begins airing on AAA this weekend. The crowd for recent SLP shows have been vocal, and I really have no feel about the quality of the last three matches, so I’m looking forward to whatever airs.

I think I may just stop listing MegaSports, because this list is gigantic, I can’t find any good listings for it (so I don’t know if it’s still on, and had one person tell me it might not be) and I don’t know any one who watches it and might find it useful.

Lucha Underground’s episode preview gives away the main event for this week, which is either an advisory or a warning depending on how you feel about that.

lucha TV preview for weekend of March 26th


Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi airs on Lucha Azteca this week. It’s not on the list, because I can’t get it and no one’s ever asked about it, but the Guadalajara show has Dragon Lee vs Cavernario this week. Assuming it happened – CMLL hasn’t gotten results up yet.

Cibernetico vs Ultimo Guerrero takes place on Claro this week.

The show description for Lucha Underground partially gives away one match.

lucha TV preview for weekend of March 19th


Not listed here: AAA should have a PPV on Wednesday. They do have Taurus/Pirata vs Aerostar/Drago on Saturday, which also should be good.

CMLL does have an iPPV on Friday. This is my periodic reminder that I do not upload PPVs to YouTube until/unless the show has finished air on TV. I’d like CMLL to keep doing them.

I’d assume the Elite show on Sunday in Naucalpan will not be taped, which means last night’s IWRG show will air all weekend on AYM – or maybe some random repeat.

Both Puebla and Tuesday Mexico are actually interesting this week.