01/05 (2): Cuernavaca, Laguna, Tijuana, Mexico

CMLL (THU) 01/04 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca Results [cuadros]
1) Mini Robin, Mini Spiderman b Mini Hooligan I, Mini Hooligan II
2) Black Cyborg, Vampiro Metalico b Antaris, Robin
3) Mano Negra, Solar DRAW Negro Navarro, Shu el Guerrero
4) Atlantis, Hijo del Diablo, Mascara Ano 2000 b Lizmark Jr., Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Solar I

indy (THU) 01/04 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio Results [Chui]
1) Scriba b Scriba Jr.
2) Piloto Suicida b Piloto Negro
3) el Tackle b Ultimo Guerrero, El Astuto, Soberano Jr., Tigre Metalico, Hombre sin Miedo, Mr. Guerrero, Misterioso II, Hooligan, Mini Star, Stuka Jr., Hijo del Soberano [ciber]

Tackle? I guess you might as well put over the guy who’s going to be arond the most.

If you are in the general vacanity of Tijuana, RUN! On Thursday, the 2,300 man police force walked off the job. There’s an ongoing federal investigation into police corruption in Tijuana (it pays better than police work), and as part of it, they wanted all the Tijuana police to hand over the weapons. The police complied, but decided they didn’t want to go out on patrol without a weapon, so they’re just all hanging out at the head quarters. The federal government had already moved the army in, but that was more to weed out the corruption (and the weed) than to take over police duites. If you’re in So Cal and thinking about heading down for a show, think again. (LA Times, via Steve Sims)

Tonight’s Arena Mexico Lineup

CMLL (FRI) 01/05 Arena Mexico
1) Mini Olimpico, Tzuki, Ultimo Dragoncito vs Mini Damian 666, Mini Halloween, Mini Mr. Agulia
2) Lady Apache, Marcela, Sahori vs Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
3) Felino, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas vs Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Lizmark Jr., Rey Bucanero vs Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero
5) Mistico vs Averno

This feels off season like, but then you’ve got the Casas brothers working third on the card, so it’s not completely there. If this was a regular Friday card, I’d think we get one more match – we usually do when it’s a single main event.

Mistico and Averno can have good matches in their sleep and this point, so this should be fine. Nothing else seems to be going on here, which means something I’ve completely forgotten about will be the lead story on Saturday.

01/05: Xalapa, Guadalajara, Mexico

CMLL (WED) 01/03 Arena Xalapa Results [El Santon on box y lucha]
1) Samuray b Corsario de Fuego
2) Eslabon Perdido, Lazerman, Perro Mocho Jr. b Brazo Jr., Danger, Skayde
3) Bracito de Platino, Octagoncito, Pequeno Vagabundo b Bestia Magnifica I, Bestia Magnifica II, Piratita Morgan
4) Negro Navarro, Shu el Guerrero b El Solar, Mano Negra
5) Mistico, Rey Bucanero b Black Warrior, El Hijo del Diablo

Semimain was the same match they’ve been doing. Main event was “under 15 minutes”, and Mistico requested a title shot against Warrior. They announced a 01/31 card…

CMLL (WED) 01/31 Arena Xalapa Lineup
4) Tarzan Boy, Olimpico, Eclipse vs Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Negro Casas, Heavy Metal vs Pierroth, Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero


CMLL (MON) 01/01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Virgo b Neon
2) Danger (Guadalajara), Depredador b Antrax, Evola
3) Infierno, Mr. Trueno b Golden, Idolo
4) Gallo, Metal Blanco, Metatron b Magnum, Mascara Magica, Toxico
5) Destroyer b Exterminador [hair]
6) Blue Panther, Metro II, Satanico b Averno, Dr. X, Pierroth

Metatron pinned Magnum to win the fourth match, and challenged Magnum for a Occidente Middleweight title match on Sunday.

CMLL (TUE) 01/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Fraile de la Muerte b Milenio
2) Estrella de Jalisco b Imposter
3) Carlo Roggi b Rey Trueno
4) Azazel b Guero Loco
5) Gallo b Infierno
6) Dr. X, Malefico b Leon Blanco, Metro II
7) Averno, Pierroth, Tarzan Boy DQ Blue Panther, Rayman, Satanico

Pierroth faked a foul to get the win.

AAA IDS 02/22 (THU) Plaza de Toros La Comietca, Comitan de Dominguez [El Herlado de Chipas]
1) Gallo Sureno I, Gallo Sureno II vs Furia, El Mexicano
2) Estrellita, Tiffany vs Miss Janeth, Fabi Apache
3) La Parkita, Octagoncito, Mini Dizzy vs Mini Black Abyss, Mini Charly Manson, Evilman
4) El Brazo, Path Finder, Mascara Sagrada Jr. vs Pimpinela Escarlata, May Flowers, Polvo de Estrellas
5) Cibernetico, Chessman, Charly Manson vs Espiritu, Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz

I point this out to you just to note there’s a mini named Evilman. Also, Furia & El Mexicano are tag team champions of Sur de Texas.

Previews for tonight’s Arena Mexico show
Esto has an interview with Mistico. His big plan for 2007 is to add more colors to his gear. (Also beat Averno for his title.) He’s also like to win a top rudo mask this year and continue giving 120%. Esto also has a general preview.
La Prensa recaps the Averno/Mistico feud, starting back with the last time they started a year with a singles match.
– In previewing tonight’s Arena Mexico show, Ovaciones mentions that the five fans with the best drawings of Mistico will get a special prize.

Ovaciones also has an article on Mini Mascara Ano 2000, who works a cook in Mexico City during the week.

El Sol de Tulancingo has a few notes from that Crazy Boy show (though no results.)

El Manana de Matamoros has an interview with Kaoma Jr., who claims he was never trained. Make your own joke here.

A thread on El Martiente was asking “Who’s the Chris Benoit of Mexico?”, and I can’t believe Ultimo Guerrero’s second. I think Blue Panther’s great, but their stytles are completely different, especially the current day versions. UG doesn’t have the world experience Benoit and some of the others on the list do (though tapes and blending of the styles have made the world a lot smaller place in the last few years), but he can be the same complete and full throttle wrestler Benoit is, and he’s got the same high respect level where everyone believes he’s the best wrestler in the company, even if he’s not pushed as the top one

Ultimo’s not a perfect fit, but he’s darn close. Guys like Blue Panther (and Negro Navarro and Solar I, at least in the matches they’ve been doing) aren’t found much in the US right now – maybe Brian Danielson is the closest comparison.

The guy who posted “Joe Lider” is funny.