CMLL (TUE) 07/25 Arena Coliseo Results []
0) Poderoso, Rey Guerrero b el Inmortal, Lord Figher
1) Bracito de Oro, Mini Fantasy b Fire, Sombrita
2) Starman, Tigre Blanco, Tigre Metalico b Caligula, Messala, Zayco
Zayco was carried out after taking a dive.
3) Mascara Purpura, Oro II, Trueno b Canek Jr., Dr. X, Ramstein
Trueno filled in for Sicodelico Jr.
4) Felino, Lizmark Sr., Metro II DQ Máscara Año 2000, Shigeo Okumura, Soberano
Soberano filled in for HSN. MY2K low blowed Lizmark.
5) Atlantis, Averno, Mephisto b Blue Panther, Lizmark Jr., Psicodelico Jr.
Psicodelico Jr. filled in for Dos Caras Jr. Atlantis beat Panther clean with the Atlantida in the final fall.

CMLL (SUN) 07/23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Destroyer b Idolo
2) Roxy, Silueta CO Atenea, Simply Lucious
3) Guero Loco, Magnum b Gallo, Metro (G)
After beating him for the win, Magnum wanted a mask mask with this Metro; Metro said no, but agreed to a title match for this week.
4) Emilio Charles Jr., Hijo de Pierroth, Malefico DQ La Mascara, Sagradao, Satanico
Hijo pulled his own mask, tossing it to La Mascara and drawing the third fall DQ.
5) Mr. Texas, Silver King, Texano Jr. b Mascara Ano 2000, Perro Ruso, Pierroth
Cien Caras Jr. got involved in the third fall, but the tecs still won clean.
6) Brazo de Platino b Asesino Negro [hair]
Didn’t realize this was a hair match. Cesar Dantes unsuccessfully tried to help fellow rudo Negro and ended up squashed. In response to this finish, Dantes challenged Platino to a hair match next week, which would seem to be the third straight Sunday with a hair match; that match is now on the card.

Obviously, something’s gotta be up behind the scenes in Guadalajara. Last Week’s Figure Four had a note about Apolo Dantes being removed as booker in the promotion, but the booking doesn’t seem to have changed all that much and his brother’s still in the top program. (Maybe the booker’s name changed but the philosophy did not?) Running three straight weeks of hair matches between aging rudos and tecnicos appears likes a grab for as much money as they can quickly get, but there’s surely more going on here than I can see thru results alone. Anyone know what the deal is?

IWRG (THU) 07/20 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Black Stone b Golem
2) Ave Fenix, Kid Tiger b Black Jaguar, Carta Brava
3) Hijo del Pierroth, Magnum Project, Xibalva b Bacteria, Fabian el Gitano, Star Boy
rudo Bacteria replaced tecnico Marco Rivera, screwed up a dive early, and ended up turning on his team.
4) Felino, Pantera b Damian 666, Mr. Aguila [IWRG IC TAG]
In the final fall, the ref got bumped, and Pantera used a low blow to win. Wonder how Felino feels about that.
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Sagrado b Canek, Hijo de Cien Caras, Veneno
Dr. Wagner was going to do a top rope manuever to finish off Canek, but Rayo swooped in and took the pin. Canek proposed a triangle mask match between all three. Canek’s apparently a comedian now.

IWRG (SUN) 07/23 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Golem b Rey Estruendo
2) Black Stone, Ultra Mega b Avisman, Gran Cuchillo Jr.
3) Black Jaguar, Tony Rivera b Avisman, Panterita [losers advance, qf]
4) Cerebro Negro, Magnum Proyect b Fabian El Gitano, Macho II [losers advance, qf]
5) Bestia Salvaje, Xibalva b Fantasma de la Opera, Fantasma Jr. [losers advance, qf]
6) Dr. Cerebro, Misterioso II b Carta Brava Jr., Kung Fu Jr. [losers advance, qf]
7) Fabian el Gitano, Macho II b Avisman, Panterita [losers advance, sf]
8) Carta Brava Jr., Kung Fu Jr. b Fantasma de la Opera, Fantasma Jr. [losers advance, sf]
9) Fantasma de la Opera, Fantasma Jr. b Avisman, Panterita [losers advance, final]
10) Panterita b Avisman [hair]

PYCV (SAT) 07/22 Paleunque de la Expoferia Results [box y lucha]
1) Rock Power b Relampago Asesino
2) Rockero Tri b Misterio Magic and Caballero de la Muerte
3) Misterio Magic vs Rockero Tri
4) Angel Negro, Latino Kid b Azhor, Guerrero Blanco
5) Dr. Salvaje, Psicopata, Rey Persa b Astro Negro, Cachorro, Cachorro Jr. [PYCV TRIOS, elim]
6) Jhonny Reyna, La Chona, Maximo b Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde
7) Heavy Metal, La Máscara, LA Park b Emilio Charles Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
Emilio replaced Tarzan, who was announced as injuried. Tarzan hasn’t been listed as working since the 18th, so there may be something to that.

Ovaciones has a story about the Mexico RAW shows in September, tonight’s Arena Mateos Lopez taping (as previously) covered, and a note about Ayako Hamada being in Mexico for the next two months.

Ultimo Gladiador #2 (yet another magazine) promotes photos of the new Gronda and an interview with the man in charge of CMLL. I’d love to read that.

La Jornada has an article about a free outdoor lucha show in Mexico City, as part of a campaign to get a recount in the recent presidental election. Super Muneco, Gran Markus, Fantasma and Ringo Mendoza all are quoted about desiring a hand recount of the ballots. Main event was two caricatures of the candidates (I think) fighting the forces of Super Fraude. Good conquered evil. (More photos on the box y lucha forum.

the San Antonio Express has an article about a local backyard lucha group called XWA, which includes a 69 year old grandmother as one of the luchadors.

“It gives me great pleasure to get into the ring,” Alonzo said. “I’m going to keep doing this until I’m 100 years old.”