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Boco_T
Mar 12, 2003

la calaca tilica y flaca


AAA had a press conference today to announce:

- All their shows will be streamed live on Twitch in 2018 (so all TVs starting with tomorrow night and next week, and including Triplemania)
- They're running 31 shows this year (up from 28 last year)
- At some point the Twitch stream will start showing old videos when a live event is not on
- Triplemania's two big matches are Lady Shani vs. Faby Apache mask vs. hair and "Poker de Ases" a four-way apuestas cage match with Psycho Clown, the winner of the Fantasma/Texano match at Rey de Reyes, and two people to be named later. ChampJulius immediately (and probably correctly) joked that all the hype and hubbub and the end result will be that Rey Escorpion gets shaved

CMLL Friday has block A of the annual Parejas Increibles tournament where all the teams are a tecnico and a rudo.
https://twitter.com/Arena_MX/status/957298573867036674
That's a one-night elimination tournament, so 7 matches way to short to realistically be good in addition to 3 other regular matches that will also be rushed. Also has the debut of Hirai Kawato from New Japan. Marco tweeted he's not actually on the show.
Next Friday is block B, and the finals with the winners of the two blocks will be on 2/16 in the main event.

Last year's finals was chosen as the 2017 lucha match of the year in the 2017 luchablog tapatia awards, which just got posted today:
2017: 02-27 Barbaro Cavernario & Volador Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero & El Valiente

CMLL Tuesday 2/6 has a really solid card too:
https://twitter.com/Arena_MX/status/959087115303755776
Matches 3/4/5 should all be good.

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Mob
May 6, 2002

I wanted to change my avatar but I didn't have a good title so I wanted to say suck it hot dogs are sandwiches


Those teams are great but how you gonna put fuckin Volador and UG on a team and make me not know the outcome

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


There is a very real chance Diamante Azul and Pierroth win this and I am so in.

Boco_T
Mar 12, 2003

la calaca tilica y flaca


Lady Shani © vs Faby Apache [Reina De Reinas] – AAA – 12/16/2017 – GOOD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRRMqGMOI-k
One of the last matches AAA taped in 2017 becomes one of the first aired in 2018, and it’s a stiff war. They really just beat the crap out of each other. The finish does what it should to make the Guerra de Titanes booking make sense. It will be even better if they can do this again on that show, but a little longer.

Monsther Clown & Murder Clown © vs Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria vs Histeria & Psicosis [AAA TAG] – AAA – 12/16/2017 – FUN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qbwUmEPF_4
Two AAA recommendations, in the same post, from the same show. The pace on this one is good, and the triangle format buffs the strengths and hides the weaknesses of the teams. The booking is the booking, fine, it’s AAA. I enjoyed the match and I enjoy the big boy Murder Clown going up top.

Rey Fénix vs Hijo de LA Park – Generación XXI – 01/06/2018 – GOOD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BR-UaRg7gk
Fénix is Fénix here, one of the best in the world. LA Park’s son inherited one of the best gimmicks ever in wrestling, but so far he hasn’t really risen above the level of “indie junior luchador.” Still, this is one of his best matches to date and some of the moves are really brutal. Plus there’s a bicycle. Fair warning if you watch that full match link, turn your volume down low because the commentary is very, very bad. After the match, there’s some extracurricular brawling that leads me to believe this feud must continue. I wouldn’t mind that.

Hechicero vs Kráneo – CMLL – 01/19/2018 – GREAT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3fJZUCkG8s&t=01h14m05s
I thought the best possible wrestling match was agile wrestlers doing flips and slams. This match proved that it’s actually a wizard battling an extremely large wrestler and an extremely small wrestler at the same time.

Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Hechicero, Johnny Idol, Sam Adonis – CMLL – 01/22/2018 – GOOD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ruebFHJN0&t=1h31m36s
This is the top tier of trios matches you’re going to get in Arena Puebla. Sam and Johnny are doing their thing and Hechicero is forced to put up with it to some interesting results. Sam’s bits work better on stream in the more intimate Puebla venue. Above average amount of team-up moves on both sides, and then the satisfying ending you expect from the post-bald Sam Adonis match.

Mephisto © vs Titán [CMLL WELTER] – CMLL – 01/23/2018 – EPIC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDpiSiCfpdY&t=5895s
A title match in Arena Mexico on a Tuesday that was good enough to rival Volador/Cavernario’s battle in Japan. Agility versus punishment is the story here. Titán is giving it his all and the crowd is into it. They have a very long third fall, which is the key to the best title matches in CMLL. I bought into the near falls at the end, and the actual finish was cool.

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1


I'm starting to think all women's matches are shootbooked. That looked like it broke out into a fight in some spots.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?

- Incubus



Doctor Rope

MassRafTer posted:

There is a very real chance Diamante Azul and Pierroth win this and I am so in.

*screams into a pillow*

rare Magic card l00k
Jan 3, 2011

Me uni a la Revolucion #RXT


el sabe ...


I am so happy to be a wrestling fan.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?

- Incubus



Doctor Rope

https://twitter.com/Toffile/status/959664317988614145

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


I may have to speak to a lawyer if people keep sending me unsolicited AAA clips. There's laws against terrorism.

Boco_T
Mar 12, 2003

la calaca tilica y flaca


I never thought I'd say "this match from 2018 with Blue Demon in it seems great and I wish there was a full video of it" but here we are, this is one of the best match highlights you'll probably see this year:

LA Park © vs La Máscara vs Penta 0M vs Blue Demon Jr. [G21 CHAMP, Ladder] (1/6/18)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaSvMcNxSp8

sleep with the vicious
Apr 2, 2010


Boco_T posted:


Mephisto © vs Titán [CMLL WELTER] – CMLL – 01/23/2018 – EPIC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDpiSiCfpdY&t=5895s
A title match in Arena Mexico on a Tuesday that was good enough to rival Volador/Cavernario’s battle in Japan. Agility versus punishment is the story here. Titán is giving it his all and the crowd is into it. They have a very long third fall, which is the key to the best title matches in CMLL. I bought into the near falls at the end, and the actual finish was cool.

Yeah this was fun. Titan is one of the forgotten wrestlers of the 2010's in my mind, he's always popping up in good matches. 3rd fall was lots of fun with good dives and a nice finish. Watch this.

Boco_T
Mar 12, 2003

la calaca tilica y flaca


Ludark Shaitan vs Felina Metálica – FILLM – 01/20/2018 – GOOD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu3ls8HCsEQ
I don’t know if Felina insulted Ludark or crossed her in some way or what, but Ludark dishes out traditional Ludark punishment big time. This video is fascinating because there are two Go Pros on the turnbuckles along with 1-2 floor cams and the footage seems to be professionally edited. There’s one spot leading to a double clothesline that is so great. This is super libre, bordering on deathmatch, which I don’t watch too much of, but I liked it for the wrestling, the arena, and the production.

Lady Shani © vs Faby Apache [Reina De Reinas] – AAA – 01/26/2018 – GOOD
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/222760866?t=00h44m20s
The build up’s no-decision leads to an even more brutal and decisive meeting at the first big show of the year. Shani is still a little sloppy and Faby isn’t all the way rudo yet, but the finishing sequence delivers on violence.

Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly © vs Aerostar, Drago, Raptor vs Angelikal, Bengala, Máscara de Bronce vs Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana [AAA TRIOS] – AAA – 01/26/2018 – GREAT
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/222760866?t=01h25m48s
A match in one of the most classic lucha formats: put a ton of guys out there so they can do all their coolest moves. And wow do they ever. The “story” actually breaks down into the tecnicos teams doing the wildest flips possible while the rudo teams do the most mask ripping possible. Aerostar doesn’t climb the lighting rig in this one but don’t let that stop you from seeing the insane thing he does do.

Psycho Clown vs Rey Escorpión [bull terrier] – AAA – 01/26/2018 – GREAT
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/222760866?t=01h53m04s
This ended up being my favorite match on Guerra de Titanes. A top quality brawl with added humor constructed around how stupid bull terrier/chain/strap matches are with their “touch the corners” rules. The part where Rey Escorpión finally gets the chain on made me laugh harder than anything in wrestling in a long time. And then they bleed a lot all over the place. The finish is a AAA finish, but what can you do.

Angelikal, Máscara de Bronce, Hijo Del Vikingo, Lanzelot vs Australian Suicide, Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly – AAA – 02/02/2018 – GOOD
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/225147227?t=01h12m52s
Argenis came out first to tell the crowd he was injured. Part of this injury announcement was him holding off the four rudos by swinging a large sword around. AAA is good. Máscara de Bronce (age 19, born in 1998) took his spot on the team and showed why he is a future superstar of lucha libre. All of the tecnicos were extremely good in this match. The rudos were extremely rowdy. The crowd came alive and everything in the match made sense. I hope that every time I spend my whole evening watching a AAA TV taping on Twitch, I get a match at least this good.

La Nueva Generación Dinamita (Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón) © vs Los Kamikazes del Aire (Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid) [MEX TRIOS] – Lucha Memes – 02/05/2018 – GOOD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHPjyo-vk0c
The Dinamitas get to be the big boys in a match for once and it’s against the underdog-est flipping team in the Mexican indies. The Kamikazes have some really inventive spots, they get Arena Naucalpan really hot, and they provide an admirable challenge for NGD’s belts.

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

Eater of worlds, pins, and CHICKEN


https://twitter.com/luchablog/status/964276739705917440

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1



ROH and NJPW summer vacation plans

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rovert
Jun 10, 2013

I got your scoops right here.


Support/give back to Cubs:

https://twitter.com/luchablog/status/964682034609352705

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