04/01: Skayde vs Mistico, IWRG, FSE, Accion

In the main event of a show at Arena El Cortijo on Saturday (03/31), Mistico beat Skayde for his mask. Skayde was revealed to be Jorge Rivera Serrano. This is Mistico’s third mask win, all since beating Black Warrior last September.

This match and Skayde’s mask loss came as a surprise – there was no known build up, this isn’t Skayde’s home arena, and this is not a arena of any note. In the days leading up to it, there was an ongoing discussion on box y lucha’s foro wondering if it might be a typo, a fraud, or some other bit of confusion, but the match did take place as advertised. It is highly unlikely that it was taped.

Skayde’s competed as Jorge Rivera on a few of the Toryumon Mexico shows. He did not wrestle on the last one, though according to nuclear jackelope on DVDMB, Skayde was running the locker room for that show. nuclear jackalope’s post indicates this is likely Skayde’s choice and there’s something going on here that we haven’t been made aware of yet. (Health issue? That’d be my guess.)

IWRG (THU) 03/29 Arena Naucalpan
1) Puma King b Golem
2) Bacteria & Kid Tiger b Narcosatanico I & Narcosatanico II
3) Black Terry, Fantasma de la Ópera, Supremo Jr. b Esfinge, Fabian el Gitano, Solar I
4) Masada, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura b Felino, Kai, Yamato
5) Bestia Salvaje, Hijo de Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000 b Dos Caras Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, Negro Navarro

Main event tecnico team fell apart, with Solitario accidentally getting hit by his teammates, and opting to hit back for real. That didn’t help. Okumura cheated to win the semimain.


These are the matches that aired
03/25 Coliseo: Jeque, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura b Metro, Stuka Jr., Tony Rivera
03/25 Coliseo: Damián 666, Halloween, Mr. Águila b Leono, Máscara Sagrada, Mictlan

HOWEVER, it was a 0:30 show. Sometime before 10 AM today*, they changed the schedule, adding a 30 more to Italian Soccer (which has a late night replay) and just ripping it out of CMLL lucha (which does NOT have a late night replay.)

CMLL must’ve known this in advance, because there was a lot more surgical editing than usual. Instead of just skipping segments like usual (like in the recaps I’ve been putting up, actually), they re-did the show to make it fit better. The stand up intro was cut completely, most of “En Casa De Black Warrior” was cut, and the commercial bumpers were mostly gone. As a result, they were able to air all of the opener (no breaks between falls, all in one long segment) and the third fall of the main event.

This is much improved over the old way of doing it. I’d prefer a timeslot (or timeslots) where no editing is done, but if it has to a be a half hour, this is good.


CMLL: Universo vs Marco! Universo gets a fail with a camel clutch. Universo gets a plancha, Marco does Air Italia. Cien Caras argues with a ref about something (Dr. Morales talks about a foul – we don’t see it) and Marco small packages Universo for the win – with the ropes, with Rey helping him hold onto the ropes. Not so clean, though I suppose that’s the best you can hope for with Universo.

AAA: Hellbrothers vs Mesias/Cuervo/Ozz (no location listed). We get entrances. Mesias is looking like a normal guy – no visible burn marks, at any rate. He heals good. Cibernetico puts his hands on Konnan’s wheelchair, and Konnan sprays him in the face with some white powder. Mesias spears Cibernetico into a table, though Ciebrentico falls down short and he doesn’t really go thru it, just into it. Some point later, Pepe Casas awards Cibernetico the match.

GdR #71

taped 03/25, 03/23

The main event was just fifteen minutes of fun. Everyone was working hard, no goofery just to kill clock, Volador’s big moves all looked superb, the rudos looked like a well oiled killing machine You’re not going to get a better random trios match in CMLL 2007 than this.

Women’s trios was just okay. I’m sure, if we had a meaningful match and she was showcased at all, Mima Shimoda would have a good match, but we haven’t really seen much of it in these run of the mill trios matches. Rosa Negra looked better here.