03/31 news: Mexico lineup, Onion, other stuff

Not much news today. Ovaciones still thinks Samoa Joe will be in Mexico today, and I guess I’m going to have to go to Chicago Ridge to find the Truth! (who probably will be in Mexico, so good luck finding him.)

CMLL (FRI) 03/31 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Mascara Purpura, Neutrón, Virus vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Hombre Sin Nombre, Shigeo Okumura
2) Dark Angel, Diana La Cazdora, Princesa Blanca vs Amapola, Medusa, Princesa Sujei
3) Blue Panther, Satánico, Último Dragón vs Pierroth, Takemura, Tarzan Boy
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Brazo de Plata and Dos Caras Jr. and La Máscara and Lizmark Jr. and Heavy Metal and Volador Jr. and Negro Casas and el Hijo del Perro Aguayo and Olímpico and Héctor Garza [Copa Jr.]
5) Mistico vs Black Warrior

Obviously, you gotta figure they’ll be making challenges for the mask match.

CMLL (THU) 03/30 Arena Isabel de Cuervanaca Results [box y lucha]
1) Cholo, Vampiro Metalico b Antaris, Kid Tiger
2) Dark Angel, Lady Apache b Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
3) Villano IV, Villano V b Rey Bucanero, Tarzan Boy
4) Dos Caras Jr., El Hijo Del Santo b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza
recapper unhappily noted some fans were throwing objects at the rudos, including eggs and “heads and legs of chicken”. I guess I’m not supposed to find that hilarious, but I can’t help it. Some of those fans were thrown out.

CMLL (MON) 04/03 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Fenix & Super Star vs Mr. Rafaga & Murcielago
2) Zigma, SWAT, Kirvan vs Fuerza Tiger, Fuerza Chicana, Ares
3) Centella de Oro, Asturiano, the Tiger vs Misterioso II, Negro Navarro, Kraken
4) Heavy Metal, Hijo de Lizmark, La Mascara vs Averno, Mephisto, Olimpico
5) Mistico, Negro Casas, Dos Caras Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, Black Warrior

Did I link the Onion “Illegal Mexican Wrestlers” article this week? Some parts are far less parody than the writer may believe. Call me crazy, but the first picture, labeled Rey Misterio, sure looks like Tarzan Boy booting Dos Caras Jr. I guess you could tell better if Dos was standing up. It may still be too soon for that last paragraph.

Rudopolis has a news update and show reports from this past week.

There’s an update about the Chicago lucha shows in April.

Not quite as local (to me), IWR‘s been running some bizzaro lineups; combinations of US indy talent and Mexico lucha stars. Their next show, 05/06, are scheduled to have Ultimo, Rey, Wagner and LA Park. Road trip, anyone? It’s only a 6 hour trip! (Thanks to mikeinformer for the reminders.)

03/30 news: Box Y Lucha

In today’s ovaciones, Black Warrior lays out his three point plan to stop Mistico
1) Beat him in a singles match, thus forcing him into a mask match.
2) Take his mask
3) Permanently end his rise up the card (which 1+2 mostly accomplish)

Good luck on that.

Suicida faced Cerebro Negro tonight in a hair match after beating Dr. Cerebro for his two weeks ago.

Saturday is the start of CMLL cards in Arena Lopez Mateos for the year; Ovaciones says they’re running them every eight days, which can’t be correct.

Box Y Lucha #2759 is up. Besides the Brazo de Oro story
cover focuses on Warrior vs Mistico
poster features Dr. Wagner & Mistico, and Hiroka
– Rivals of Santo: Espanto I. In their Arena Mexico mask match, they both ended up with red masks from the amount of blood loss. Santo got on the camel clutch in the decidin fall, but Espanto would not submit. Ref Roberto Rangel stopped the match when Espanto passed out.
– Takemura talks about his return. He says he’s sticking around in Mexico a month, then returning in June for half a year, longer if he can find enough work. He wants to settle some old issues with Negro Casas and would like to team with Masada and Okumura to show Japan is better than Mexico.
– LA Park explains he has no issues with Dr. Wagner; he’s got issues with the people! What makes it more confusing is the people he means are the people who want him to turn rudo. LA Park says no one’s going to tell him which side to be on, and if the fans of CMLL are going to treat him like that, he’s going to be anti-CMLL.
– Random bio of Mil Mascaras. It claims his 1992 match with Canek was one of the best ever – could that possibly be true?
– Angel Blanco Jr. tries to clearify name issues. He’s one of two sons of the original Angel Blanco, but the first Angel Blanco Jr. was actually his brother-in-law. That one dropped the name after the brother-in-law divorced out of the family. The current Angel Blanco Jr. teamed with his brother as Hijo del Angle Blanco I & II, but when his brother retired due to leg injury, they went to the commission and signed over the complete rights to Angel Blanco Jr. He and Dr. Wagner Jr. share ownership of the Ola Blanca group name, so it stays in the family of those who created it. Angel Blanco Jr. also wants to state that no one in his family had problems with Solitario, another rumor.
– Bio of Rolando Vera.
– Rambo tells the story of his first match.
– Loco Max talks about how great it is to be in the Guerrero Pandilla. It’s great.
– A report on Meteorix’s injury. Nothing new

Lucha Times

Updated.

Saturday: Split feeds, late time on both coasts. Main event has Santo! It also has Canek, so that’s the defintion of a mixed bag. Robert liked the Women’s match best of all.

Sunday: Everyone turns on Pierroth! Inevitable.

GdR: No Mistico? That’s awful strange. Should be the CMLL debut of Princesa Blanca, but I dunno for sure.

I’ve noted which matches already aired on GdR on the CMLL Future list.

Brazo de Oro to retire

In this week’s Box Y Lucha, Brazo de Oro announced he will retire on October 5th of this year. It would be his 31st anniversary of wrestling, and he feels his matches ought to go to the young kids who work hard each day looking for a chance.

He’s not planning a public function and doesn’t want one; he’ll be having a small private party with family. Brazo de Oro, if CMLL and his workers give him the okay, to continue being the leader of the wrestler’s union.

(I’ll do a full Box Y Lucha recap tommorow)

03/29 LuchaWiki update

There’s a new wiki main page update. The featured profile works off this weekend’s WWE HOF inductees, obviously. Thanks to TakemuraMetal for adding some bios the last couple weeks. I’m going to work on cleaning up the unused pictures a bit this afternoon.

Looking for an easy way to contribute? Next time you see a luchador interview in a magazine or online, check back at the wiki and see if you’re reading details we don’t have there. If you’ve got something new, add it or edit it in. It’s not much, and it’d help build the info about more recent guys who don’t yet have profiles.

I’d advise everyone not to directly link to any picture on the wiki – save it to your computer and upload it to imageshack or something – because it may not be there in a couple weeks. (Dramatic foreshadowing.)

Any suggestions you haven’t made yet? Let me know!

03/29 news: Puebla, Juba, Coliseo results

CMLL (MON) 03/27 Arena Puebla Results
1) Ares, Mr. Rafaga b Forajido, King Jaguar
2) Espiritu Maligno, Sombrita, Toro Bill Jr. b Kirvan, Mini Olímpico, Último Dragoncito
3) Kraken, Loco Max, Negro Navarro b Tigre Blanco, Tigre Metálico, Tigre Rojo
4) Felino, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. b Emilio Charles Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Tarzan Boy b Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Último Dragón

AAA (TUE) 03/28 Arena Juba de Reynosa Results
1) Guerrero del Camino b Gato Loco
2) Infierno & Principe Azteca b Bufalo & Rocker Boy
3) Black Star & Rey del Camino b Chamaco Ortiz & Apostol
4) Ozz, Cuervo, Scoria b Asterico, Halcon de Oro Jr., Estrella Dorada Jr.
5) Electroshock, Cazador, Casanova b Hator, Antifaz, Corazon de Barrio

CMLL (TUE) 03/28 Arena Coliseo Results [ova & Alexis]
1) Calígula, Mesala vs Rayo Tapatío I, Rayo Tapatío II
2) Kronos, Starman, Trueno DQ Apocalipsis, Ramstein, Super Comando
3) Hooligan, Loco Max, Mr. México b Mascara Purpura, Stuka Jr., Tony Rivera
4) Felino, Lizmark Sr., Satánico b Emilio Charles Jr., Máscara Año 2000, Terrible
Mascara and Terrible turned on each other, as you’d expect.
5) Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Negro Casas b Rey Bucanero, Tarzan Boy, Último Guerrero

RFC @ Lo Mejor de La Lucha libre says Juvi’s returning to AAA.

Guerreros del Ring has a big ol’ picture fo Black Warrior on the cover.

There’s a note in the latest Observer that AAA wants to get back on Galavision, in order to promote shows in Texas. The problem, as mentioned before, is that they’re airing three hour shows in Mexico, and it’s easier for Gala just to plug in a 2 hour CMLL tape than to edit AAA to fit the time slot.

Once Notias has a series of basic stories on luchadors at a (Monterrey?) show: women in wrestling, rudos vs tecnicos and Super Astro‘s diet

Baca, Yucatan had it’s first lucha show in ten years this past week. The report says the early matches bored, but the main event saved the show. They hope they can get the likes of Mistico and La Park someday.

There’s a big show panned for May 28th in Arena Monterrey. Main event is Santo, Mil Mascara, and Tinieblas Sr. versus Blue Demon Jr., Hector Garza, and Perro Jr. The semi-main has Mistico, Rayo, Park, and Canek (oddly tecnico) versus a GdI atomicos unit of Atlantis, Tarzan, Ultimo and Rey. Lots of names down the card, too.

LuchaWiki to v1.5

Around 5pm CT today, I’m planning on locking down the wiki to run an upgrade. It shouldn’t take long before it gets back up – an hour at most, I figure.

It’s the first of a couple of things we’re doing with the site; I’ll let you know.

Edit: Actually, I apparently needed to do TWO updates. Took me a full hour to get one worth (FTP dumb issues), so I’m going to take a break for now and try the second later tonight. I’ll update this again.

Edit 2: now that I realize all I’m doing is sitting around and doing nothing, I might as well do the next upgrade.

Edit 3: all done. Let me know if something doesn’t work for you!

03/28 news: Coacalco, Neza, Nacho Libre

indy (SUN) 03/26 Coliseo Coacalco Results [LLI]
1) Coraje, Venom b Ninja de Fuego, Osiris
2) Justiciero Jr., Kraven, Storm b Alardio Nocturno, Payaso de la Muerte I, Viento Infernal
3) Magnifico, Rey de Corazones b Mano Negra Jr., Rudy Graduno
4) el Signo, Negro Navarro, Pierroth II b Black Terry, Justiciero, Rey do Corazones

CMLL (SUN) 03/26 Arena Neza Results [LLI]
1) Black Gasper b Dr. Trauma
2) Ambar, Poseidon b Cosmotron, Espuela de Plata
3) Chac Moll, Hidra b Caricia, Cobra
4) Black Man II, Kato Kung Lee, Kung Fu Jr. b Dinamico II, Hermano Muerte II, Hermano Muerte III
5) Dos Caras Sr., Marcos Rivera, Sicodelico Jr. b Black Terry, Rey Lobo, Shu el Guerrero

Ovaciones says both the Perro/Universo rematch and Stuka/Flecha mask match are on for Sunday.

Lucha2000, who’s promoting a 04/15 Solitario Tribute show at Arena Coliseo, says that Sabu will be joining Perros del Mal on the show. (You can see the magazine cover tease here)

Tribute to El Solitario and Guero Rangel
Luchas 2000 (SAT) 04/15 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Rey Mariscal & Ciberman vs Ciber Black & Angel Perverso
2) Dark Angel, Diana La Cazadora vs American Angel & Jacqueline
3) Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman vs Kahoz, Rambo, Cuchillo
4) Canek, Hijo del Solitario, Villano III vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Angel Blanco Jr., Fishman Jr.
5) Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Damian 666, Sabu vs LA Park, Silver King, Pierroth

Since it’s not a CMLL show, I don’t know if it’s going to carry over to the CMLL promoted shows. Sabu’s also supposed to be working an NGX show that weekend on Sunday.

Nacho Libre has been pushed back two weeks to June 16th, apparently to distance it between other major summer movies. There’s a behind the scenes Nacho Libre video podcast on iTunes that’s supposed to be good, but I haven’t watched it.

03/27 News: Stuka Jr. vs Flecha for masks, Sunday Coliseo results, lineups

CMLL (SUN) 03/26 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Apocalipsis, Ramstein b Rayo Tapatío I, Rayo Tapatío II
2) Metro, Rey Tigre, Tony Rivera b Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Loco Max
3) Flecha, Mr. México, Nitro b Brazo de Oro, Stuka Jr., Virus
4) Satánico, Starman, Último Dragón b Masada, Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura
5) Atlantis, Último Guerrero, Universo 2000 b Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Lizmark Jr.

As first reported by el Halcon net last night (Alexis manages it as well, and it sounds as though it was announced on the Arena Coliseo show Sunday), Flecha will meet Stuka Jr. in a mask versus mask match this Sunday. There wasn’t much spotlight on this feud previously, but they had apparently been tearing each other’s masks on Coliseo shows for a month.

Sunday is the 63rd Anniversary celebration of Arena Coliseo’s opening, and they like to have a big match for these shows. Last year, over Sunday and Tuesday, they put together Shocker vs Vampiro (Vamp’s last match) and Mistico vs Rey Bucanero. This year, CMLL posted a Perro vs Universo rematch as mentioned on Saturday, and it’s not immediately clear if that match is still on in addition to the mask match.

I believed Stuka Jr. will win this match and keep his mask. He’s a young promising high flier who’s not quite ready for prime time yet, but could always use the boost. (And his mask is cool looking!) At this point, Flecha’s a long time good->pretty good worker who’s been in the opening matches of Mexico City shows for a long time and hasn’t never seemed to move up from there. He’s not going to be too tragically hurt by losing his mask.

I’d expect the match to turn up on Guerreros del Ring the weekend of 04/09.

and that’s not all: Over in Guadalajara on the same day, Neutron puts up his mask versus Maleficio’s hair. Neutron should keep his mask and it’d be a huge surprise if he didn’t.

Super Lucha #154 has Mistico and Warrior on the cover and a feature on the Blue Panther/Love Machine feud. (and no big Editor: Ocampo blurb?). There’s a few pages posted on the box y lucha board

Other Lineup Notes
– Halloween returns to action, working the main event of the Tijuana show on Saturday. That’s 2 months ahead of the expected 6 month recovery, which should surprise no one.
– AAA has a TV taping on Sunday with Zorro’s middleweight title on the line.
– Takemura returns to Mexico on the Friday Arena Mexico show. There’s still that Warrior/Mistico match too. Rosa Negra debuts for CMLL on the Sunday Arena Coliseo show; I’ve got one record of her working an early March show in Oaxaca and nothing else on her. Good name, though.
– Not listed, but there’s a concert scheduled for Arena Coliseo on the 1st.

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