DTU, Fiebre Amarilla vs Atlantida, Black Metal defeats caveman for title, Canek

photo by Black Terry Jr.

DTU (SAT) 07/06/2013 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del RingR de Rudo]
1) Yuta b JhonkyKalibusJorge KebradaKiubyArtikusÁngel del MisterioOsirisAtomic StarMiedo Extremo
Jhonki, Atomic Star replaced Kalibus, Pequeno Cobra, Slayer Pack. Reports differ on if Kiuby or Arana de Plata was the third addition; best guess is Kiuby based on the pictures. Yuta beat Miedo Extremo for the win.
2) Kaleth & Niño Hamburguesa b Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano and Crazy King & Principe Escorpion and Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo and Araña de Plata & Pequeno Cobra
Locker/Rocker team scheduled for this match moved up one. Arana de Plata & Pequeno Cobra team seems to have replaced them, according to EdR.
3) Carta Brava Jr. I, La Magnifica, Locker b Comando Negro, Keira, Rocker
Match had been listed as three way tag with Arana/Perro Mocho (who seems to have missed all DTU shows), Carta Jr./Comando Negro vs Carta IWL/Cerebro Negro.
4) Epitafio, Judas el Traidor, Samael, Tormento NC Black Fire, Chica Ye-Ye, Demente Extreme, Peligro
Tormento replaced Leviatham, Peligro was the mystery man on the DTU side. Los Porros ran in to attack everyone, then got into an argument with Ciclope.
5) Steve Pain b Fenix (AAA)Príncipe HalcónJinzoOrionSádicoTomahawk T.T.HackerHormiga [#1 Contenders, DTU AI]
Fenix and Steve Pain replaced Septimo Dragon and Poison. Pain beat Fenix for the win, and wins a shot against Flamita at some point.
6) Drastik Boy & Flamita b Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards and Daga & Eterno
switched to the semi main (in before the ring was filled with leftovers from the hardcore match.) Upset win for Flamita & Drastik
7) Aero Boy & Violento Jack b Crazy Boy & Joe Lider and Cíclope & Paranoiko
switched to the main. Besides the usual violence, the LA Park Chair On Fire spot has made it’s way to DTU. Arana de Plata ran into help Ciclope, setting up lamps on the match, but Violento Jack put Ciclope thru them for the win.

It sounds like the fifth match was the best, but there’s not too many notes about the match quality. There’s really nothing said about the sixth match. I maybe have gotten the wrong Carta Brava.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 07/07/2013 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Höruz & Robin b Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo b Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr.
Soberano replaced Starman. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Tritón b Raziel [lightning]
Triton won with a moonsault tornillo in a good match.
4) Bushiroad, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Boby Zavala, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
Tecnicos toko 2/3 in a good match. Delta & Maya challenged for a title shot next week, and Okumura & Namajague accepted.
5) Diamante Azul, Shocker, Thunder b Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Ephesto, Mephisto, Volador Jr. b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente
Rudos took 1/3 in a slightly disappointing match.

Main event seemed to start a Estetas del Aire vs Avernos/Volador feud, similar to Puebla. They’re probably a few weeks away from doing that match.

Next week’s show is in Arena Mexico, according to the announcers at the end of the show. This might have been made clear during the earlier microphone challenges, but the ring microphone wasn’t plugged into the Terra feed from the second match on. There was no sound entirely from midway in the second match until Triton’s post match promo.

CMLL (SUN) 07/07/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Brillante & Capitan (Guadalajara) b Relampago Azul (Guadalajara) & Samael (Guadalajara)
Debut for Capitan. Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Demonio Maya, El Yaki, Satara b Halcón de Plata, Idolo, Javier Cruz Jr.
Yaki back as a rudo, which makes since with that name. Rudos took 2/3.
3) Acertijo, Jocker, Sádico b El Hippie, Sky Kid, Tony Escobedo
Escobedo’s debut. Rudos took 1/3, Acertijo snuck in a foul on Hippie to set up the rudo win.
4) Black Metal b Bárbaro Cavernario [OCCIDENTE MIDDLE]
Metal took falls 1/3 to win the championship. Barbaro falls on fourth defense. Barbaro demanded a rematch in precisely two weeks.
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Rush b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Bucanero
Tecnicos took 2/3.

The title change could be a setup to Barbaro coming to Mexico City. He was good in his three day stint last month. It’s not like Arena Coliseo Guadalajara to care that much about their championships; they didn’t take them off Palacio Negro or Metal Blanco when they knew they were leaving or even when they came back.

Canek was the unadvertised surprise luchador on AAA TV’s taping in Ecatepec. Unclear why they brought in Canek and didn’t advertise him. La Parka worked the AAA TV taping and not the WWL show, while Eita did the opposite. More details about the AAA TV taping, though there’s not that many details to go around.

AAA had a photoshoot with Angelico & Jack Evans and the Reinas del Ring, along with a promo for Sunday’s taping which helps you not at all now. Sorry! Jack Evans yelling “woo” holds up.

The next TxT show appears to be on 07/27. This poster doesn’t make any matches clear except that the usual woman will face each other, and I think you could’ve figured that. It’s a Mexico vs the World Theme, which is pretty much the same as most of the TxT shows this year. Hijo del Santo is on the poster even though he’s said he’s not wrestling on the show.

Rob has video of a Los Payasos photobomb and CMLL 06/04/13

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL posted highlights of their press conference.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at the fall of the Intocables, Andre el Gigante in 1980, and video of Ray Mendoza & Cavernario Galindo vs Memo Rubio & Pantera Blanca from 1964.

SLP luchador Magico is out of action due to appendicitis.

Big match for Joel Lider on Friday.

New CMLL Tag Team champions don’t seem so scary.

CMLL FantasicaMania talent list announced, Noche Briticana show announced

CMLL released new on two international (related) events in the last 24 hour.

Coming up first is Noche Briticana, a special Arena Mexico show on 12/07. The announcers mentioned it in passing on last night’s Terra broadcast, and Ticketmaster already has some details.

BRITISH NIGHT una lucha con causa… es un evento que están organizando la Embajada Británica y el Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre para recaudar fondos para la Fundación John Langdon Down. Los luchadores Ultimo Guerrero y La Sombra se disputarán “Las Joyas de la Corona” en un ambiente muy británico en la cual, la arena México tendrá música y motivos ingleses. El público podrá ver y tocar el “London Bus” (el camión de doble piso inglés) y verá guardias reales dentro de la arena México. Este evento será el 7 de diciembre a las 8:30 p.m. en la majestuosa Arena México.

As you can read, it’s a copromtoion with the British Embassy, and will include British music, a double decker bus, and Buckingham Palace soldiers. It sounds like an Ultimo Guerrero vs La Sombra singles main event, but I guess they could also be just leading teams.

The John Langdown Down Foundation helps children with Down’s Syndrome. That weekend is the same as the annual Televisa supported “Teleton” to help special needs children, so there’s probably some connection there, though it appears CMLL may be donating a different charity.

That date would seem to mean any major CMLL year end show wouldn’t happen until later in December. However, there’s yet to be any hint of CMLL actually running a major show in December. (I haven’t seen any CMLL TV this weekend yet, so maybe you know something I don’t.) It is possible CMLL says Ultimo Guerrero vs Sombra with British people is enough and calls it a year. We won’t know that for certain for a few weeks, but it’s possible.

In a dream world, Sombra wins the main event when new rudo faction of Rey Escorpion, Dragon Rojo, and Hooligan (british! going for revenge on his old partner!) cost Ultimo Guerrero the match. I dream too much, but Hooligan’s got to be on the card. He’s the only British guy they’ve got! Volador dressing up as one of the Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band alone is not going to be good enough.

CMLL & NJPW also announced the CMLL participation for the three day FantasticaMania event. Tecnicos are Mistico, Titan, La Sombra, Rush, La Mascara, Mascara Dorada, Maximo, and Diamante. Rudos are Volador Jr., Mephisto, Dragon Rojo Jr., Rey Bucanero, Euforia, Misterioso and Okumura. It’s not stated, but I expect Namajague will be back in NJPW in January and would also be on these shows, in addition to the regular NJPW wrestlers. CMLL is also sending ring announcer Ivan and edecan Bruni.

Mistico and Titan are the tecnicos making the NJPW debut. Euforia is the only rudo making his debut here. NJPW also introduces Rey Bucanero, who’s been in NJPW as part of the team with Ultimo Guerrero prior but not in many years (and not under the current regime.) It’s a total of 14 CMLL wrestlers this time, up from 9 on previous shows.

The tour is being promoted around the first appearance of the new Mistico. NJPW mentions the previous one was IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship, setting the bar for this one (though I’d imagine that’s not something happening this year.)

Titan earned this spot by winning En Busca de Un Idolo, but the 2nd (Euforia), 3rd (Mistico) and 4th (Diamante) place finishers all got in as well. That makes the winning a bit cheap (though true to most reality shows), but I’m not certain Titan would’ve made it if he didn’t make the final 2 of the tournament given where he was before the tournament. This is still a win for #porraTitan.

There is plenty of pressure on the younger guys, but La Mascara might have the most to prove. Mascara was embarrassingly poor on the first FantasticaMania shows, looking in no condition to perform on both shows. It was said Mascara was ill and tried to work thru it (and the wrestlers on the show defended him against criticism), but everything he tried looked abysmally bad. Just having OK matches would be a vast improvement, but the Brazos have a great reputation in Japan and I’m certain La Mascara will be motivated to raise his families name back up.

FantasitcaMania had four title matches in 2011 involving CMLL wrestlers (and one that was between NJPW & DDT), and two in 2012. FantasticaMania expands to three days this year, and so the title match number is likely to increase. Titan (National Welterweight), Rush (CMLL Light Heavyweight), La Mascsara (National Light Heavyweight), Dragon Rojo Jr. (NWA & CMLL Middleweight), Rey Bucanero (NWA Light Heavyweight) all have major CMLL titles. Dragon Rojo’s already stated he’ll defend against either Jushin Lyger or Prince Devitt on these shows. Lyger makes more sense. Rush being a spotlight match (rematch vs Yujiro? Goto?) seems to fit with CMLL goals, as well as Mascara Dorada getting a big match (Bucanero is not doing much with his belt). Titan vs Euforia would also be a fun showcase for both guys, and it’d be weird if Volador and Sombra weren’t involved in something big. There’s a lot of possibilities. Unless there’s a title change between now and January, there won’t be a CMLL pairs or trios title on the line (though Okumura and Namajague are still facing Stuka & Fuego a lot.)

NJPW and CMLL will announce actual matches at a later time, probably early January, and we’ll likely know if any of these will be an iPPV around the same time. There will also likely be CMLL participation on the 01/04 NJPW Toyko Dome show. That usually includes 1 or 2 guys who don’t end up working these shows.

Casandro honored, Stuka & Fuego remain eternal champions, TripleMania

indy (SAT) 09/08/2012 Gimnasio de Arte Y Cultrua, Av. Alvaro Obregon [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del Ring
***Casandro Homage***
1) Estrella de Luz, Mini Cibernetico, Mini Oriental b Aereo, Mini Groon XXX, Octagoncito
2) Esther Moreno & Marcela b Diosa de Plata & Rossy Moreno
Marcela & Rossy feuded.
3) Black Thunder, El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Rostro Maligno b Magnus, Murano, Skayde, Star Boy Jr.
Medico Asesino & Wagner pulled Magnus’ mask to set up the win.
4) Bestia 666, Damián 666, Súper Nova b Diva Salvaje, Nygma, Pasion Kristal

Other wrestlers, including Demus 3:16, Rush, Pimpinela, and Diamante Azul, were at the show. It’s notable not just because they were honoring Casandro, but it’s a ultra rare show with AAA and CMLL wrestlers together.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 09/09/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Leono & Sensei b Apocalipsis & Cholo
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit b Goya Kong, Lady Afrodita, Luna Mágica
moved to third match. Afrodita replaced Estrellita. Rudas took 1/3.
3) Aereo, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito DQ Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico
moved to the second match. Rudos won straight falls, Fantasy losing his mind and unmasking Mercurio in the second.
4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Super Porky b Niebla Roja, Taichi, Vangelis
Tecnicos took 2/3, Porky splashing Taichi for the middle rope.
5) Fuego & Stuka Jr. b Namajague & Shigeo Okumura [Arena Coliseo TAG]
Namajague german suplexed Stuka and Okumura gave Fuego a brainbuster to take fall one. Fuego submitted Namajague and Stuka splashed Okumura in the second. Namajague and Fuego pinned each other in the third. Stuka missed his splash, but survived Okumura’s reverse DDT and Michinoku Driver, and then dropped Okumura in and landed the splash the second time to keep the titles.
6) Felino, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla b Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Shocker
Felino beat Atlantis in a surprise finish in the first, and Niebla & Felino beat Atlantis & Azul in the second. Rudos immediately challenged for a title match, tecnicos immediately accepted.

In Memoriam lost his mask to Esfinge in the Guadalajara cage match tonight. Rush kept his title over Rey Bucanero.

AAA has put up TripleMania XX Part 3, with Consejo & Octagon vs Psycho Circus & La Park, and Dr. Wagner vs Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

Perros del Mal announced Taya Valkyrie will not appear on their show tonight, because she was not actually given a contract  for the show. That’s right, Perros del Mal is more concerned with false advertising than CMLL.

Rob has highlights of Puebla 01/16/12, 01/27/12 & 02/31/12 CMLL, and 08/21/21 CMLL, as well as Zumbido vs Ricky Marvin match from 2002.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and Alfredo’s Five to Watch. I agree with the list, but I’m not so sure Namajague is losing his mask before going back to Japan.

Lucha Libre in Japan

09/09 Reina X World:
Arisa Nakajima b Crazy Star
Silueta b Alex Lee

09/09 NJPW: Averno, Alex Kozlov, Rocky Romero & Low Ki [O] b Mascara Dorada, BUSHI [X], Alex Shelley & KUSHIDA
Match includes a Low Ki picture tweet. You can tell which NJPW shows are staffed by the Spanish media translator. Some have quotes, some like this have “Mascara Dorada yells angrily about Averno and Chaos”.

Rayo de Jalisco Jr. will appear on Ultimo Dragon’s 25th Anniversary show in Tokyo on 11/07.



IWRG (SUN) 09/16/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Serpiente de Oro vs Infierno Kid Jr.
2) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Saruman vs Carta Brava Jr., Imposible, Matrix Jr.
3) Chicano vs Cerebro Negro [WWS WELTER]
Chicano is champion
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Temerario Infernal [EdM Trios]
Oficials are the champs.
5) Fresero Jr., Hijo de LA Park, Trauma II vs Bestia 666, Damián 666, Eterno
6) Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs Trauma IHijo de Máscara Año 2000 [Rey de Ring, mask, IWRG JUNIORS]
Pirata puts the Rey de Ring title on the line, Trauma I puts his mask, and Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 puts his Junior titles on the line.

Chicano was feuding with La Cobra, but perhaps there was a change tonight.

04/10: Parka Jr., IWRG, Monterrey, Puebla,


La Parka Jr. will be out an extended period of time due to injury. He’s got an interview today in La Presna, where he explains he was driving to Zamora but a tire blew out and things got worse from there. Parka Jr. thought he had a spine injury at first, but it turned out to be just a shoulder. The article, via translation, says his right shoulder is “completely destroyed”, but then also says he’s going to start rehabbing it soon, so I’m not sure the extent of it. He’ll be out a few weeks at least, and should be considered off any upcoming cards.

IWRG (SUN) 04/08 Arena Naucalpan
1) Puma King b Golem
2) Antaris, Cyborg, Turbo b Trauma I, Trauma II, Vampiro Met�lico
3) Kai & Yamato b Masada & Shigeo Okumura
4) Fantasma de la �pera b Suicida [IWRG IC WELTER]
5) Dami�n 666, Halloween, Hijo de Cien Caras b Alex Koslov, Electro Shock, Marco Corelone

Title match went to a fourth fall after the third was a double DQ. Yamato got busted open in his match, but rallied back to win, and the description says that sets up a hair match between these two teams, but it’s not in the cards for this week.

IWRG (THU) 04/12 Arena Naucalpan
1) Mr. Randal vs Golem
2) Ave Fenix & Puma King vs Macho II & Narco Satanico II
3) Astro Boy, Freelance, Kid Tiger vs Kraneo, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Kai, Negro Navarro, Suicida, Yamato vs Enfermero Jr., Masada, Okumura, Veneno
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo de Anibal, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Bestia Salvaje, Hijo de Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000

IWRG (SUN) 04/15 Arena Naucalpan
1) Celestial & Super Espia vs Extrano & Forastero
2) Bacteria & Puma King vs NarcoSatanico I & NarcoSatanico II
3) Astro Boy, Esfinge, Freelance vs Dr. Karonte Jr., Macho II, Nemesis
4) Kai, Negro Navarro, Suicida, Yamato vs Fantasma de la Opera, Kraneo, Masada, Okumura
5) Bestia Salvaje, Pierroth, Veneno vs Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V

Which Nemesis would this be?

CMLL (SUN) 04/08 Arena Solidaridad [rfc]
1) Cadillo, Coco Rayado, Tacua b Amenaza Roja, Cazador, Eclipse (Monterrey)
2) Mini Gato Volador, Mini Sombra, Mini Tigre Universitario b Mini Hator, Mini Mongol Chino, Mini Venum
3) Orientales I & Orientales II b Apolo Estrada Jr. & Caifan I
4) Diluvio Negro I & Gato Volador b Monje Negro & Sergio Romo Jr. [NORTHEAST TAG]
5) Mano Negra, Solar, Texano Jr. b Angel Blanco Jr., Lasser, Negro Navarro
6) Diluvio Negro II, Estrella Dorada Jr., M�stico b Averno, Mephisto, Tarzan Boy

indy (SUN) 04/08 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [rfc]
1) Mr. Cuervo & Tequilita ?? Larry Miranda & Mini Burro
2) La Pulga & Ricochet b Borrico & Burrito
3) Arcangel (Monterrey), Chuy Escobedo Jr., Poly Star b Guerrero Griego, La Bandida, La Furia
4) Ejecutor, Sexy Piscis, Vudu b Black Nazi, Corazon Adicto, Sky
5) Difunto I & Difunto II b Androide & Rey Sagitario [FILL TAG]
6) Golden Boy, La Kalaka, Stuka I b Konnan King, Potro Jr., Super Konnan

indy (TUE) 04/10 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [rfc]
1) Arcangel (Monterrey) & Black Nazi vs La Furia & Toro Blanco
2) Coredro Azteca & Rosa Salvaje vs Borrico & Rudy Reyna
3) Burrito, Corazon Adicto, Rey Apostol vs Ejecutor, Guerrero Griego, Vudu
4) Golden Boy, Sky, Turbina vs Hijo de Espanto II, Pancho Tequila, Potro Jr.
5) Konnan Big vs Cepty Boy, Gongora, Torin

I assume this is TV people?

AAA (SUN) 04/15 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Panterita del Ring II & Rey Imagen vs Apolo Negro & Euforia
2) Karis la Momia, Orus, Virtual X vs Ben Hur, Guerrero Negro Jr., Rey Infernal
3) el Angel & Martha Villalobos vs el Brazo & Tiffany
4) Alan, Billy Boy, Decnnis vs Angel Mortal, Gallego, Mr. Condor
5) Elegido, Intocable, Mascara Divina vs Aventurero, Espiritu, Hator

Hey, AAA people back in Coliseo Monterrey.

CMLL (MON) 04/09 Arena Puebla [hugo999 @ box y lucha]
1) La Mafia & Mr. Rafaga b Forajido & Super Star
2) Karisma, Siki Osama Jr., Toro Bill Jr. b Blue Center, SWAT, the Tiger
3) Dr. X, Loco Max, Nitro, Sangre Azteca b Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde, Leono
4) La M�scara, M�stico, Negro Casas b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Shocker b Universo 2000

Loco Max hurt his ribs on a dive. Mistico pinned Averno clean with La Mistica; the rudo fans here were chanting “SANTO” at him as a taunt. I don’t know how that actually works. Shocker beat Universo with a foul.

El Heraldo de Chiapas has an interview with Tiffany. Her goal for the year is to take Fabi and Estrellita’s hair.

On a radio show, Mascara Ano 2000 said his ‘kids’ would be debuting in CMLL in late May.

Another article about the lucha libre expo here.

The Monclova is threatening to drop the hammer on local luchadores, according to Zocalo. Out of the 45 local wrestlers, only 1 has gotten licensed. They’ve got 11 days left till the deadline, OR ELSE. I don’t recall anything actually happening when the Torreon ByL commission threatened the same.