lucha TV preview for weekend of May 19th

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AAA starts the Tlaxcala taping, so we won’t know exactly what airs until they post the preview. The matches which set up the Verano main event probably should be first priority at this point, but it’s hard to tell in advance

IWRG should have two shows airing this week (and the Friday show that’s not airing.)

CMLL is all in mid feud, or no feud mode.

lucha TV preview for weekend of May 12th

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AAA will air the Ayako Hamada/Taya in a street fight, a match that got a lot of attention when it took place in Tijuana

It’s a CMLL singles match week. Beside Cometa/Soberano tonight on Claro, there’s Mephisto/Negro Casas in Puebla and Cometa/Cavernario on Tuesday.

I should really find a way to stream IWRG’s Rey del Ring.

lucha TV preview for weekend of May 5th

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Claro is actually showing CMLL Claro as NOT geo blocked at the moment. Too bad it doesn’t look like an interesting show.

AAA will start the Tijuana taping this weekend, though we don’t know which matches will air until later.

Puebla has what will be the fourth micro match by the time it airs.

lucha TV preview for weekend of April 27th

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CMLL’s said they’ll air Sunday‘s micro estrellas match, but we don’t know exactly in what form – or, I don’t know what form. It may be live, it may be VOD right away, it may be VOD not even close to being right away. We probably we won’t know for sure until it’s either there or not, that’s how CMLL works.

The way CMLL Claro is working is it’s just geoblocked all the time. It may be because NJPW is airing the shows on a delay, it may just be all geoblocked now, or it may just be an error. It doesn’t matter, we can’t see it either way.

AAA should finish off the rest of the San Luis Potosi taping. If you’re looking for Taya/Ayako, it may air next week or the weekend after.

You’ll probably want to want to watch CMLL Tuesday to see Dragon Lee vs Niebla Roja.

lucha TV preview for weekend of April 20th

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I’m all about scoops, so here’s something I’m probably not mentioning on Twitter for twelve or so hours: I am doing non-wrestling things on Friday night so you may be on your own for CMLL Claro. I’ll probably rig something up and attempt to remotely it remotely around 8:30, but no promises it’ll work. Hopefully, the stream just won’t be blocked and no one will miss me. The main event could be good and the Copa Juniors could be good, but it’s also not one of the more vital shows.

AAA in Neza seemed to be taped in order of how they planned to air, but San Luis Potosi looks more back to the normal mismatch. They taped five normal matches and one with locals, so there’s a chance AAA could shrink taping down to one week. I”m guessing the odd number matches will air.

IWRG is in a stretch of one week shows; there’s probably not a midweek one next week either since Memes is running on Friday.

If you’ve noticed this getting smaller, I’ve dropped the 52MX listings since I no longer have eyeballs on it. I expect it’ll continue to be the Puebla shows in edited form. We’re probably getting Puebla live only because they’re also taping it for TV; it’s too bad they don’t have a TV deal for the Sunday show.

lucha TV preview for weekend of April 13th

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It’s one of those weeks where CMLL does all their title matches. Friday on Claro has Ultimo Guerrero vs Atlantis & the Copa Junior Nuevo Valores part one. Monday Puebla has Rush vs Atlantis. Tuesday Mexico has Maximo vs Terrible. Sunday has Dragon Lee versus Cavernario, and I can’t even get a replay on Twitter about that. I’d say it’d be worth it just to put up for the YouTube ads, but, uh, maybe not today. (But if you’re going, we’d sure like to see it.)

AAA has the first ever Parka Negra versus Elegido singles match! And the main event tag title match should be good.

lucha TV preview for weekend of April 6th


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I’ve taken Elite off the schedule since it’s just repeats of repeats. This feels like the fewest number of shows in some time, and the IWRG stuff is mostly hopeful than solid. AYM’s been flakey about actually airing the promotion of late.

CMLL has Reyes del Aire. And hopefully no blocks.

AAA starts the Neza taping, which looked completely weird reading the results and probably the same when we see it. Maybe we’ll get Parka Negra/Elegido or maybe the debut of Dalton Bragg. Or maybe a good match.

Lucha Underground’s dropped back down to airing only two episodes a week, which puts them right on schedule to run thru Season 3, with the last repeat episode airing before the first new episode. Not sure running episodes at times that weren’t advertised at all really served a purpose but you’ll have caught them all if you DVR a season pass.

lucha TV preview for weekend of March 31st

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Mexico moves to Daylights Savings Time last Saturday night/early Sunday. That means Friday’s Claro show is the final live stream airing an hour later than later. Puebla is back to it’s 10 ET/9 CT time, and everything else follows. (Saturday’s shows are thrown off, but that only affects me nowadays anyway.)

AAA has two title matches and an apuesta match. That’s not a normal show.

Matt Taven vs Rush II is on CMLL Claro.

Elite may be in repeats now. Well, repeats of repeats.

lucha TV preview for weekend of March 24th

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CMLL is back on ClaroSports Friday night. It’s still starting late, but at least we get a Dragon Lee lightning match.

AAA begins airing Rey de Reyes. Seven matches to choose from should mean a faster moving taping than usual.

IWRG has only one episodes this week – but they never aired the episode from last Sunday, so maybe it’ll end up being two anyway.

lucha TV preview for weekend of March 17th

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No one knows exactly when the CMLL VOD will be released or what it will cost. It probably won’t be much, it probably will be just after the show ends – but it’s lucha libre and digital media, and CMLL could just put up Wednesday without blinking an eye. I would recommend not staying up until the wee hours to see if they put it up.

AAA leads into Rey de Reyes with a match with none of the people on the show, a six man match with one person on Rey de Reyes and a stipulation that seems to conflict with a match on that show, and a mystery angle in the main event which may be completely ignored the day later and has nothing do with the match any of them are having on a show. I don’t know.

I also don’t really have a good feel for Elite, who seems to be stretch out the TV as long as possible to no real end.