Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Tapes Videos

CMLL JAPAN Lucha Fiesta '98 Commercial Tape 8/19/98-8/24/98
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen

8/23/98 Kyoto KBS Hall: 16 Man Battle Royal. 3:42 shown

8/24/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall Exhibition Match: Ai Fujita vs. Miss Mongol. Fujita didn't have the "Tokyo Shibuya girl" look yet. She did all kinds of flying, but seemed out of control. 1:12 shown

8/21/98 Kanagawa Odawara Arena: Ultraman, Jr. & Tsubasa vs. Fishman & Arkangel De La Muerte. 2:03 shown

8/21/98 CMLL World Middleweight Title Match: Satanico vs. Lizmark. 5:26 shown

8/22/98 Kyoto KBS Hall: Atlantis & Lizmark & Mr. Niebla vs. Satanico & Pirata Morgan & Rey Bucanero. The last third was good, but the first two thirds were dull because they did a ton of submissions to kill time instead of their usual stuff. Bucanero was good. *3/4

8/23/98 NWA World Light Heavyweight Title: Black Warrior vs. Rey Bucanero. This match looked really cool, but they only showed 1:33

8/20/98 Kanagawa Kawasaki Shi Taiikukan

Ultraman, Jr. & Tsubasa vs. Ultimo Guerrero & Arkangel De La Muerte. 1:12 shown

Mr. Niebla & Mano Negra, Jr. vs. Fishman & Black Warrior. 2:08 shown

Hijo Del Santo vs. Rey Bucanero. 1:27 shown

8/22/98: Hijo Del Santo vs. Fishman. Santo's match with Bucanero was undoubtedly worlds better than this, but they showed so little of that and we get all of this Fishman crap. It's a shame. Fishman is practically moving in reverse even two years ago, and all he can do at this point is bad brawling. 1/2*

8/19/98 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Fishman & El Satanico & Pirata Morgan vs. Hijo Del Santo & Atlantis & Lizmark. The last minute was good, but otherwise it was a snoozefest due to the crummy rudos. *

8/20/98: Atlantis & Lizmark vs. Satanico & Pirata Morgan. :45 shown

8/24/98 5 vs. 5 Torneo Cibernetico: Satanico & Pirata Morgan & Black Warrior & Rey Bucanero & Arkangel De La Muerte vs. Hijo Del Santo & Atlantis & Lizmark & Mr. Niebla & Ultraman, Jr. Really good action here. Lots of dives here. The best of which was a spot where Ultraman rolled up Niebla's body like he was going to do a huracanrana, but Niebla caught him at the top, turned him around, and pushed him off so he could moonsault attack Black Warrior. Warrior, Santo, Ultraman, Arkangel, and Bucanero all put on good shows. Pirata turned on Satanico after the match. ***3/4

1hr 55min. Q=Near Perfect 1st gen

Kurokage vs. Takashi Sasaki. 4:17 shown. Seemed decent.

Maxx Bunny & Super Cacao vs. Masaru Seno & Mitsunobu Kikuzawa. *

El Olympico vs. Rencor Latino. *1/4

Halcon Negro & El Salsero & Zumbido vs. Super Delfin & Masato Yakushiji & Naohiro Hoshikawa. **1/2

EMLL Nintei CMLL JAPAN Tag Oiza Kettisen: Ultimo Guerrero & Virus vs. Oriental & Tsubasa. Good match with crazy flying including Oriental doing an ultra corbata off the top to the floor. ***1/4

*COOP is available*

Commercial Tape 2/26/99 Shizuoka Act City Hamamatsu & 2/27/99 Nagoya Rainbow Hall #3
-1hr 50min. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen

2/26/99 Shizuoka Act City Hamamatsu

Mexico National Lightweight Title: Virus vs. Oriental. 4:07 shown

Super Delfin & Ultimo Guerrero vs. Tsubasa & Zumbido. 1:44 shown

2/27/99 Nagoya Rainball Hall #3

MAXX Bunny vs. El Salsero. Terrible match with long pauses, blown spots, and sloppiness

Tsubaswa & Naohiro Hoshikawa & Masaru Seno vs. Goku & Halcon Negro, Jr. & Super Cacao. I expected a lot more from this, but Halcon Negro really killed it.

EMLL Nintei CMLL JAPAN Super Lightkyu Senshuken Ketteisen: Masato Yakushiji vs. Rencor Latino. Latino wasn't on the level and the lack of familiarity seemed to really hurt the quality of the match. *1/2

Oriental & Zumbido vs. Virus & Ultimo Guerrero. Good match, but I was hoping for more with all these cool guys involved. **1/2

CMLL Nintei Sekai Welterkyu & UWA Super Welterkyu Double Title Match: Super Delfin vs. Olimpico. These two are quite good, but unfortunately the sum of the parts was much greater than the whole. **

PPV Battle Station CMLL Japan #1 9/26/99 SKY HIGH LEGEND Taped 8/15 Osaka IMP Hall
& S-Arena Samurai News 9/28/99
-1hr 50min. Q=TV Master


Turtuger vs. Mariachi. *

The Okonomiman vs. The Snowman. *1/2

Tsubasa & El Enigma vs. Dr. Oborman Jr. & Super Cacao. **

Solar & Mr. Niebla & Oriental vs. Arkangel De La Muerte & Ultimo Guerrero & Zumbido. ***1/4

IWA Sekai Heavykyu Senshukenjiai: Mil Mascaras vs. El Gran Markus Jr. -*


Highlights of IWA Japan 9/26/99 & Battlarts 9/27/99

The Goddess Chikako Shiratori CMLL JAPAN Joshi Champion Road
-1hr 15min. Q=Master

This tape follows Shiratori on her quest to win the newly created title. It highlights the five match series with La Diabolica that set her up to challenge for the title, showing the complete deciding match. It also highlights the five match series against Lady Apache for the new title, showing the complete final match. In between it shows her during private time, training, with her family (she has a sister, but she's not nearly as divine), etc.

Battle Station CMLL JAPAN 3/12/00 Sky High Final Countdown taped 2/8 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=TV Master

Rigira & Starman vs. Enigma & Turtuger. Rigira is a little rough around the edges, but was very impressive with his flying. His coolest move was a Delfin style corbata except it was off the top rope. The match was entertaining, but the ref killed the match by counting the pin when he wasn't supposed to. *3/4

CMLL World Welterweight Title: Arkangel De La Muerte vs. Shinobi. A lot of nice spots like Shinobi doing a senton atomico off the 2nd to the floor, but the match didn't flow well until the last few minutes. **

Fantasma & Tigre Blanco vs. Violencia & Super Cacao. Tigre Blanco did this really awesome move that's hard to describe. First, he did a forward roll in the ring then leaned backwards over the top rope, flipping over to the floor like a gymnast on a low bar, catching his feet around the neck of his opponent, who was on the floor, and giving him a corbata. Tigre has a lot of potential, Violencia didn't stand out like he usually does and Fantasma is just solid these days. **

Ricky Marvin vs. Fugaz. These are two of EMLL's brightest young stars and they really put on a show. This was like watching AAA in the early to mid 90's with all the young guys coming up and doing all these cool new moves. Marvin is going to be a huge star. He's a tremendous athlete with a marketable look. They did good mirror spots early and then it was just one cool athletic move after another. Marvin did a climp up into an ultra corbata then a springboard screw plancha. He also did a swandive style screw splash and, with Fugaz on the apron, a swandive style corbata to the floor. Fugaz did some nice things as well including a headfirst baseball slide into a swinging DDT on the floor. The match was only 10 minutes and the execution in this match wasn't perfect, but these two will probably be having great matches in the not so distant future. ***1/2

Mil Mascaras & Dos Caras & Solar vs. Apolo Dantes & Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero. Everyone worked hard and it would have been a great match if Mascaras' team was Bucanero's age. Mascaras' team showed good teamwork and chain wrestling, but Caras is the only one that's still pretty impressive. Mascaras is amazing for his age, and still did his plancha to cap the dive sequence, but he's a lot slower than the average technico and the match really looked contrived when the rudos were putting him over. The rudos were really unselfish, just bumped the whole time with even Dantes doing a pretty good job. This match looked fake even by Lucha standards, but it worked and the fans were flocking around the ring when it was over. ***