Viva la Raza: Lucha Weekly
December 21, 2015
By: Josh Boutwell of

R.I.P. Lizmark

This week the legendary Lizmark Sr. passed away as a result of a heart attack. Lizmark has had a long history of heart issues which originally forced him into retirement in the late 90’s, though he did return briefly in the 2000’s. Lizmark revolutionized high flying wrestling in wrestling in the early 80’s as one of the first luchadors to use springboard moves. Lizmark became a huge star in CMLL in the 80’s and early 90’s before jumping ship to the newly created AAA promotion in the early 90’s. He returned to CMLL in the mid-90’s and stayed there for the majority of the rest of his in-ring career. His son, Lizmark Jr., was one of the many luchadors that invaded WCW in the 90’s and stood out from many of the others because of his stature. Lizmark Jr. was a star in Mexico for years and also returned to America in the 2000’s as a part of the short lived Lucha Libre USA promotion as a LL-USA World Champion. Many of Lucha’s stars and promotion have already spoke out about Lizmark and how influential he was to Lucha. El Hijo del Santo even said that Lizmark was one of his idols growing up. The weird and ironic thing about his death is that he died on the very same day that Blue Demon Sr. did 15 years ago. December 16th will be a very morbid year every year for Lucha fans. R.I.P. to the legendary Lizmark and I send my condolences to his family and the entire lucha community.

*Don’t look any further if you do not want to be spoiled!*


Matanza Injured

At the second Lucha Underground TV Taping this past weekend the new Lucha Underground Champion Matanza (Jeff Cobb) was injured in a match with former Lucha Underground Champion Mil Muertes. Muertes Hip Tosses Matanza over the top rope to the floor and on the landing Matanza injured his knee. It was thought to potentially be very serious but he ended up finishing the match which ended in a no contest. An MRI revealed that he had a partial tear to his PCL but otherwise he would be fine, and will not need surgery to repair the injury. Lucha Underground certainly dodged a bullet here.

Lucha Underground 12/12 TV Taping Spoilers

1) Aztec Warfare Qualifying 4-Way: Joey Ryan def. Killshot, Cortez Castro, & Mr. Cisco

2) Lucha Underground Title Aztec Warfare: Matanza def. Fenix (c), Aerostar, Argenis, Cage, Chavo Guerrero JR., Drago, Dragon Azteca, Jack Evans, Joey Ryan, Johnny Mundo, Kingo Cuerno, Marty Martinez, Mascarita Sagrada, Mil Muertes, Pentagon Jr., PJ Black, Prince Puma, Rey Misterio Jr., Texano Jr., & The Mack to win the title!

3) Cobra Moon & Marty Martinez def. Sexy Star & The Mack

4) Lucha Underground Trios Titles Elimination Match: Ivelisse Velez, Son of Havoc, & Angelico (c) def. Disciples of Death to retain the titles!

5) The Crew (Mr. Cisco & Cortez Castro) def. Johnny Mundo & Taya Valkyrie

6) Lucha Underground Title: Matanza (c) def. Pentagon Jr. to retain the title!


– Killshot had the match won in the opener but Joey Ryan snuck in and stole the pin from him.

– Fenix was announced as the Lucha Underground Champion so something obviously happened with Fenix winning the title at the last taping (I never saw spoilers for it). Catrina announced that he would have to defend his title against 19 other luchadors in Aztec Warfare and he would have to enter the match at #1! She also said that Mil Muertes would be the last entrant in the match and then announced as the second entrant, the debuting Rey Misterio Jr. to a huge pop! The match went nearly an hour and had some insane spots in it. Dragon Azteca Jr. in that match is Rey Horus in a new gimmick for Lucha Underground. He looked great at both tapings. His character is the son of the Dragon Azteca that was spoken about during season one who was killed by Black Lotus. Dragon Azteca Jr. has come to Lucha Underground for revenge. When Joey Ryan came out he handcuffed himself to the guardrail because he said no one could pin him if they couldn’t get him in the ring. As Mil Muertes entered the match Pentagon Jr. ran out and hit him with a chair from behind. This led to Rey Misterio Jr. and Puma both hitting Splashes on Muertes leading to his elimination. Catrina slapped Vampiro as Muertes chased Pentagon.

– Dario Cueto came out to a huge ovation and he said that there would be one more luchador in this match, his brother: the debuting Matanza! Matanza is Jeff Cobb in a weird mask and a jumpsuit that had dried blood all over it. Matanza was said to have been very impressive with some crazy power moves as well as high spots showing off his athletcism and strength. He didn’t sell much either in the match as they are building him as a true monster. The first person Matanza eliminated was Lucha Underground Champion Fenix which shocked everyone. Matanza ripped the handcuffs off of Ryan and beat the hell out of him. Eventually the match came down to just Rey and Matanza. They went back and forth a bit including Matanza kicking out of a 619 and eventually Matanza pinned Rey to win the title.

– Dario Cueto came out and announced that they would be holding a tournament to find a new #1 Contender for the Trios Titles, and then Pentagon Jr. came out and demanded to know why he wasn’t entered in the Aztec Warfare. Dario said that Pentagon isn’t championship material which pissed Pentagon off. Pentagon said he wanted a shot at Matanza and when Dario refused Pentagon attacked Dario and threatened to break his arm until Dario finally gave Pentagon to the match.

– Sexy Star was defeated by Melissa, in her new gimmick, in a short match.

– Cage came out to attack Johnny Mundo during his tag match with an unknown woman as his partner. Cage and Mundo had a lot of beef between each other during Aztec Warfare including Mundo hitting Cage with a brick.

– Matanza basically squashed Pentagon in the Main Event. He absolutely destroyed him and no sold any of Pentagon’s offense. Matanza threw Pentagon into the crowd, slammed him into the guardrail back first repeatedly, and slammed him into the ring post. Eventually he pinned Pentagon with a Powerslam and continued to attack him after the match. Vampiro ran out to help Pentagon but Matanza beat his ass too. Matanza put Pentagon through a table and got MAJOR heat for this from the crowd. The fans chanted for Pentagon as he was loaded on a stretcher.

Lucha Underground 12/13 TV Taping Spoilers

* DARK MATCH: Ivelisse Velez def. Cobra Moon

1) Cortez Castro, Joey Ryan, & Mr. Cisco def. Marty Martinez, The Mack, & Thunder Rosa

2) Killshot def. Argenis

3) Lucha Underground Title: Matanza (c) def. Fenix to retain the title!

4) Texano Jr. def. Daga

5) Dragon Azteca, Prince Puma, & Rey Misterio Jr. def. Cage, Johnny Mundo, & Taya Valkyrie

6) Kevin Kross def. Vinny Massaro

7) Fenix, Jack Evans, & PJ Black def. Disciples of Death

8) Lucha Underground Title: Matanza (c) fought Mil Muertes to a NO CONTEST


Dorada Loses Title In Japan

This weekend CMLL’s Mascara Dorada lost his CMLL Welterweight Title to Tetsuya Bushi in Japan. They will likely do a rematch during next month’s “Fantasticamania” tour in Japan.

CMLL 12/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results

1) Quca def. Capitan Cobra

2) Mercenario & Mr. Cobra def. Angel Aereo & Rey Halcon

3) Leon Blanco, Metatron, & Nautilius def. El Chakal, Furia Roja, & Sadico

4) El Alteno, El Yaqui, & Vaquero Jr. def. Carlos Rogi, Exterminador, & Mr. Apolo via DQ

5) Mr. Niebla, Mr. Trueno, & Negro Casas def. Delta, Gallo, & Stuka Jr.

CMLL/All-Elite 12/13 Arena Mexico Results

1) Lluvia & Muneca de Plata def. Dalis la Caribena & Reina Isis

2) Fuego & Imposible def. Eterno & Fresero Jr.

3) Golden Magic & Triton def. Cancerbero & Raziel

4) Super Crazy & The Panther def. Felino & Puma King via DQ

5) Marco Corleone & La Mascara def. Halloween & X-Fly

6) Mephisto & Sharlie Rockstar def. Caristico &R ush

CMLL 12/14 Arena Puebla Results

1) Apocalipsis, Cholo, & Fuerza Chicana def. Arkalis, Magia Blanca, & Rey Samuray

2) Disturbio & Policeman def. Espiritu Maligno & Lestat

3) La Vaquerita, Lluvia, & Princesa Sujei def. La Amapola, Dalis la Caribena, & Reyna Isis

4) Fuego, Rey Cometa, & Stigma def. Canelo Casas, Shigeo Okumura, & Skandalo via DQ

5) La Mascara, Maximo, & Rush def. Felino, Negro Casas, & Ripper

6) Atlantis def. Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL 12/15 Arena Mexico Results

1) Artillero & Cholo def. Bengala & Leono

2) Flyer, Robin, & Triton def. Akuma, Arkangel de la Muerte, & Canelo Casas

3) Puma King, Tiger Kid, & Skandalo def. Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, & Super Halcon Jr.

4) Lightning Match: Blue Panther Jr. def. Shigeo Okumura

5) Kraneo, Misterioso II, & Pierroth def. Blue Panther, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr.

6) Mistico II, Titan, & Stuka Jr. def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Rey Bucanero, & Vangelis

CMLL 12/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results

1) Magia Blanca & Omar Brunetti def. Relampago & Rey Trueno

2) Magnus, Sensei, & Soberano Jr. def. Camorra, Inquisidor, & Malefico

3) Lluvia, Princesa Sujei, & Silueta def. La Amapola, La Seductora, & Zeuxis

4) La Mascara, Maximo, & Valiente def. Bobby Z, Felino, & Hechicero

5) Marco Corleone, Volador Jr., & Brazo de Plata def. Euforia, Niebla Roja, & Ultimo Guerrero via DQ

CMLL 12/18 Arena Mexico Results

1) Oro Jr. & Star Jr. def. Espiritu Negro & Metalico

2) Cibernetico: Puma King def. Triton, Fuego, Super Comando, The Panther, Tiger Kid, Sangre Azteca, Esfinge, Blue Panther Jr., Raziel, Cancerbero, & Pegasso

3) Angel de Oro, La Mascara, & Valiente def. Polvora, El Terrible, & Virus

4) Kamaitachi, Shocker, & Ultimo Guerrero def. Atlantis, Marco Corleone, & Maximo via DQ

5) Caristico, Super Parka, & Volador Jr. def. Ephesto, Mephisto, & Negro Casas

CMLL 12/19 Arena Coliseo Lineup

1) Bengala vs. El Rebelde

2) Electrico vs. Mercurio

3) Magnus vs. Hijo del Signo

4) Soberano Jr. vs. Nitro

5) Delta vs. Hechicero

6) CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Titles: Misterioso II & Sagrado (c) vs. Guerrero Maya Jr. & The Panther

7) Volador Jr., Angel de Oro, & Valiente vs. Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Gran Guerrero

CMLL 12/20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup

1) Avispon Negro Jr. & El Tapatio vs. Black Sugar & Guerrero de la Muerte

2) El Divino & Reycko vs. Demonio Rojo & El Gitano

3) El Yaqui & Vaquero Jr. vs. Carlos Rogi & Exterminador

4) El Alteno, Javier Cruz Jr., & Nube Roja vs. El Chakal, Mr. Apolo, & Sadico

5) Volador Jr. & Maximo vs. Shocker & El Terrible

CMLL 12/21 Arena Puebla Lineup

1) Astro, Meyer, & Paris vs. Ares, Fuerza Chicana, & Guerrero Espacial

2) Asturiano, Electrico, & Shockercito vs. Demus 316, Mini Joker, & Sauron

3) Cibernetico: Espiritu Maligno, Fuego, King Jaguar, Rey Cometa, & Stigma vs. Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Shigeo Okumura, Policeman, & Skandalo

4) La Mascara, Marco Corleone, & Maximo vs. Felino, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas

5) NWA Middleweight Title: Ultimo Guerrero (c) vs. Atlantis

CMLL 12/22 Arena Mexico Lineup

1) Astral, Shockercito, & Ultimo Dragoncito vs. Demus 316, Mercurio, & Pierrothito

2) Magnus, Metatron, & Soberano Jr. vs. Disturbio, Shigeo Okumura, & Virus

3) Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., & The Panther vs. Ephesto, Luciferno, & Mephisto

4) CMLL Middleweight Title: Dragon Rojo Jr. (c) vs. Titan

5) La Mascara, Brazo de Plata, & Valiente vs. Felino, Rey Bucanero, & Vangelis

CMLL 12/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup

1) Capitan Cobra, Magia Blanca, & Robin vs. Cholo, Mercenario, & Mr. Apolo

2) Estrellita, Lluvia, & Silueta vs. Dalis la Caribena, Reyna Isis, & Zeuxis

3) Delta, Esfinge, & Rey Cometa vs. Bobby Z, Kamaitachi, & Skandalo

4) Atlantis, Blue Panther, & Volador Jr. vs. Gran Guerrero, Kraneo, & Ripper

5) Marco Corleone vs. Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL 12/25 Arena Neza Lineup

1) Hijo de La Parkita & Mini Oriental vs. Barba Negra & Pequeno Star

2) Bugambilia, Huracan Ramirez Jr., & Rey Neza vs. Fresero Jr., Maldito Jr., & Motocross

3) Argos, Dinamic Black, & Neza Kid vs. Canis Lupus, Dr. Karonte Jr., & Punker Bizarro

4) Mr. Niebla & Zumbido vs. Los Guerreros (Ultimo Guerrero & Gran Guerrero)

5) Caristico & La Mascara vs. Cibernetico & Sharlie Rockstar

CMLL 12/25 iPPV Arena Mexico Lineup

1) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, & Lluvia vs. Dalis la Caribena, La Seductora, & Tiffany

2) Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., & Brazo de Plata vs. Kraneo, Polvora, & Vangelis

3) Maximo, Super Parka, & Valiente vs. Barbaro Cavernario, Kamaitachi, & Negro Casas

4) Relevos Increibles: Caristico, Mistico II, & Rush vs. Cibernetico, Ultimo Guerrero, & Volador Jr.

5) Mask vs. Mask Steel Cage Match: Blue Panther Jr. vs. Triton vs. Esfinge vs. The Panther vs. Pegasso vs. Fuego vs. Sangre Azteca vs. Tiger Kid vs. Raziel vs. Super Comando vs. Cancerbero vs. Puma King


Lucha & Tacos 12/12 “King of Tacos Tournament” Mexico City Results

1) King of Tacos Quarterfinals: Fly Warrior def. Toxin Boy

2) King of Tacos Quarterfinals: Dragon Celta def. Rocky Lobo

3) King of Tacos Quarterfinals: Alas de Acero def. Magnifico II

4) King of Tacos Quarterfinals: Baku def. Latigo

5) King of Tacos Semifinals: Dragon Celta def. Alas de Acero

6) King of Tacos Semifinals: Baku def. Fly Warrior

7) King of Tacos Finals: Dragon Celta def. Baku

IWRG 12/13 Arena Naucalpan Results

1) Aramis def. Adrenlina

2) Black Dragon & Shadow Boy def. Angel de la Muerte I & Angel de la Muerte II

3) Atomic Star, Diablo Jr. I, & Hip Hop Man def. Fireman, Omega, & Rocket

4) Super Libre: Pantera I def. Imposible

5) Apolo Estrada, Eterno, & Relampago def. Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, & Mr. 450

6) Canis Lupus, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Pirata Morgan, & X-Fly def. Danny Casas, Hijo de Dos Caras, Mr. 450, & Veneno

GIW 12/13 Arena Azteca Budokan Results

1) Power Bull & Psique def. Dr. Jekyll & Juana la Loca

2) Arana de Plata & Coyote def. Fly Star & Toxin

3) NGW Heavyweight Title Triple Threat: Metaleon (c) def. Mr. Leo & Centvrion to retain the title!

4) Impulso def. Rocky Lobo

5) Herodes Jr. def. Black Terry

6) Triple Threat: Ricky Marvin def. Belial & El Oriental

IWRG 12/16 Arena Naucalpan Results

1) Alas de Acero & Aramis def. Angel de la Muerte I & Angel de la Muerte II

2) Mini Karonte, Hip Hop Man, & Imposible def. Kaling BLack, Latigo, & Rocket Rojo

3) Apolo Estrada Jr. & Eterno def. Diablo Jr. I & El Hijo del Diablo

4) Emperador Azteca, Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, & Hijo del Alebrije def. Canis Lupus, Halloween Jr., & Tony Rivera via DQ

5) La Familia de Tijuana (Halloween, Damian 666, & X-Fly) def. Argos, Crazy Boy, & Danny Casas


– The Karonte in the segunda wrestled as Dr. Kraonte here but as Mini Karonte at the last All-Elite event. It is Caristico’s brother, the former Mini Murder Clown, and there is a chance he could end up being known as Karonte Jr. going forward.

INDY 12/18 Tijuana Results

1) Martinete def. Black Phantom

2) Black Boy & Mirage def. Los Rockstar Boys (Black Danger & Mosco Negro)

3) Camaleon de Oro, Extasis, & Rubi Gardenia def. King Azteca, Memo Velazquez, & Tony Casanova via DQ

4) Tropeo el Mexicano: Tigre Uno & Bestia 666 def. Mortiz & Mr. Aguila

5) Fatal 4-Way: L.A. Park def. Damian 666, Dr. Wagner Jr., & Pagano

IWRG 12/20 “Arena Naucalpan 30th Anniversary ” Lineup

1) Los Tortugas Ninja (Leo II, Rafy, Teelo, & Mike) vs. Avisman, Diablo Jr. I, Hip Hop Man, & Violencia Jr.

2) IWRG IC Lightweight Title: Imposible (c) vs. Pantera I

3) Danny Casas, Mr. 450, Toscano, & Veneno vs. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Negro Navarro, Pirata Morgan, & Trauma I

4) IWRG IC Heavyweight Title: Hijo de Dos Caras (c) vs. Trauma I

5) Hair vs. Hair Match: Black Terry & Dr. Cerebro vs. Apolo Estrada & Eterno

Josh Boutwell
Twitter: @BamaBoyJosh