lucha TV preview for weekend of January 18, 2019

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Remember with this list was small? Those were the times.

AAA is back on Saturday night, and back pretty much every weekend for the foreseeable future. I wish they were back with a better card. The opening two trios matches look fun.

There are three Fantasica Mania shows over the next four days. It probably isn’t a good idea to stay up for all of them. This site is built on bad ideas so. I’m excited for Soberano to have a really good match or die trying (via Cavernario splash.) The show ending one is usually good. I wish the Sunday morning one was one of the weekday shows.

Marca has Rush versus Euforia and I don’t think Rush is losing.

lucha TV preview for weekend of December 28th, 2018

I’ll give you a link to the full-size version. I don’t think it is needed. This is about as small a list as it has been in years.  It’ll remain slow thru next Friday’s show and then get back to normal (and then go crazy when FantasticaMania kicks in.)

I’m traveling the next couple of days, so you may be on your own when it comes to Marca. The website is currently region-blocked and there’s no video link on Facebook yet, so it may not go well. I’ll see what I can do. The main event should be heated and semi-main should be good.

If you don’t have enough of Caristico singles matches on Friday, you’ll get another on Tuesday. I still think there’s a half a chance that show ends up on iPPV and we might not know it until Monday. I would not recommend buying it after last time’s fun.

lucha TV preview for weekend of December 21st, 2018

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That’s the smallest list in quite a while. Lucha Capital is done, maybe for now or maybe forever. There’s no Monday stream.

There are two Tuesday streams. CMLL still hasn’t announced Tuesday‘s card, which seems like it’ll have debuts and returns without any specific big match. It’s also starting at 5 pm, 2.5 hours earlier than usual. The last couple matches may overlap with the start of AAA’s last stream of the year from Cuautitlan. It is not the greatest card, but there’s plenty of people who have been seen much on it for some variety.

I’m not really sure what will be on AAA YouTube. I’ve got the first past of Orizaba. They could just air only one week of Orizaba, like they were doing before Heroes Inmortales. They might also do some sort of Christmas/Year End special. I dunno.

lucha TV preview for weekend of December 14th, 2018

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We’re in the middle of a 17-day break between AAA TV tapings. There still will be an AAA show every week, with Lucha Capital finishing up this week. But it’s a nice weekend to have off if you have to catch up on indie matches and/or socialize with human beings.

AAA would normally head into Best of programming next week. It might not happen right away since the AAA YouTube show is one week behind Space. It might not happen at all, since that was what Televisa seemed to want and Space might want new material. For now, the second half of Heroes Inmortales will air.

This looks like another in a series of skippable CMLL weeks. Puebla broadcasts finish up for the year, Tuesday might have a good main event but is peaking for the next two weeks, and it is unclear if there will be anything going on Fridays.

lucha TV preview for weekend of November 30th, 2018

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AAA’s year-ending event is followed by another AAA on Twitch six days later. Saturday night’s show in Xalapa doesn’t look as good on paper as Sunday’s show, but it does have a mini Gronda.

CMLL Marca has Volador versus Ultimo Guerrero. CMLL Martes have Volador versus Terrible.

AAA Lucha Capital will have lots of matches, but who knows which one.

lucha TV preview for weekend of November 23th, 2018

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Tougher to do a preview when a 1/3rd of the shows have no lineup announced. No AAA on Twitch show this week.

Cavernario versus King Phoenix is worth CMLL Marca night’s show by itself.

Hopefully I’ll remember to record CMLL Guadalajara so we can have another Diamante Azul vs Rush match in the video database.

lucha TV preview for weekend of November 16th, 2018

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AAA is back on Twitch on Sunday. Show is listed as 6pm, but Ciudad Juarez is in the Mountain Time Zone, so maybe it’s a 5:30 start? I can’t tell if the match with Villano III Jr. and a host of others will air. They did air the “dark” match this past taping.

Leyenda de Plata is usually good, and it looks like CMLL Marca is not geoblocked.

Ultimo Guerrero is a little bit better as a tecnico in a big singles matches so maybe CMLL Puebla will be interesting.

lucha TV preview for weekend of November 9th, 2018

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AAA is back on Twitch after a couple weeks off on Saturday night. It’s the first show after Heroes Inmoratles, and perhaps they’ll set up some directions up for Guerra de Titanes. (If the tapings we know or the only tapings, there’s only two more times on Twitch before that first 2019 show. Gotta get something going.) Ciclope & Miedo Extremo versus Joe Lider & Pagano is being hyped for Juarez, which makes it odd it’s scheduled to happen in Orizaba prior with no hype. Drago gets a rare main event appearance. Matches 1/2/5 have possibilities.

Just about the time the Twitch show is ending, CMLL’s Guadalajara show should be streaming on YouTube. That’ll include the Cavernario/Atlantis match form this past week. Not a banner week for the other CMLL shows.

I’m wondering if AAA on YouTube might cover the entire Cancun taping in just one week as part of an effort catch up. It’s may only be four matches. The opener is the Scarlett Bordeaux debut, which famously got posted on YouTube months ago. They can fit the rest in one week of TV without a problem.

lucha TV preview for weekend of November 2nd, 2018

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CMLL is not on Marca tomorrow. With a day’s notice, they’re running it as a $10/100 MXP iPPV. (If you can fool internetv into believing you’re buying the show from Mexico, you can get for about half the price.) I think it should be a good show, but the CMLL shows lately haven’t been that good. It’s also an hour later show than usual.

The final Lucha Underground episode – at least for now – is the usual two hour special. They only have 4 matches, which means either all those matches are getting plenty of time, or other crazy things are happening.

Lucha Capital will run against the final half hour of Ultima Lucha. No matches have been announced yet, but there should be four of them each show for the rest of the month.

lucha TV preview for weekend of October 26th, 2018

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Daylight Savings Time starts in Mexico on Sunday. AAA’s show on Sunday and the three weekly CMLL shows starting on Monday (and including the Friday Dia de Muertos show) will all an hour later than usual if you’re in the US or someplace else that doesn’t change time. This is only a one week deal: the US changes back the following weekend.

This is really important for the AAA show. That poster says 6:00 pm. If you’re in the US, it’s 7:30 pm CT, 90 minutes after that listed time. Jeff Jarrett & Dr. Wagner probably won’t get into the ring until around 9:30 at the earliest.

Lucha Underground will finally reveal who’s under the mask of Son of Havoc or Killshot this week.

The cibernetico on CMLL Marca tomorrow show be good. This wouldn’t be a bad week to skip everything else in CMLL. They’re setting up for big main events on that first week of November, which means a lot of main events with iffy finishes.