CMLL (FRI) 04/20 Arena Mexico [ovaciones, ESTO, CMLL]
1) Caligula & Messala b Danger & Moltov
2) Euforia, Nosfearatu, Satanico b Leono, Valiente, Virus
3) Alex Koslov, Blue Panther, Ultimo Dragon b Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, Tarzan Boy
4) Mistico, Negro Casas, Sagrado b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero b Marco Corleone, Rey Bucanero, Shocker

Before the main event, Ultimo brought a big box to the ring. He was apologetic for his attempted murder of KeMonito last week, so this was a present for the blue monkey. Inside the package – a mini Guerrero which beat up KeMonito! The official name for the guy is “Ultimonito de la Atlántida”, but that’s waaaaay too long. Feel free to tell me how they’re ripping off Guapos VIP now.

And then they had a match and Ultimo fouled Shocker and got the pin. The Ultimo/Shocker exchanges were said to be the best part.

Guess how the semimain ended. Yes.

Tarzan Boy hurt his hand in the tercera. What body part has Tarzan Boy not hurt at this point?

Euforia and Nosfearatu were said to look good, and Satanico’s postmatch comments makes it sound like this may be a regular trio.

Outside the ring, and mini madness, the big story was CMLL once again kicking out all non-CMLL affiliated photographers from ringside (and threatening to eject them from the building if they raised a fuss.) The first time this happened, it was said to be only a PPV thing, but obviously this isn’t the case here, and the affected magazines are talking boycott. ESTO demands equal access for all who cover CMLL.

(ESTO) On Monday and Tuesday Universidad Iberoamericana will be hosting lucha libre panel discussions, talking about the origin of lucha libre, the development, and the present day.

Monday 11-1: Mil Mascaras, Felino, Stuka Jr.
Monday 1-3: “AAA VP” Dorian Pena, El Fantasma, Pierroth, Cibernetico
Tuesday 11-1: Dr. Morales, Mascara Sagrada, Arturo Rivera, Veneno
Tuesday 1-3: Mauricio Medina (CMLL producer), Julian Garcia, Fernado Alvarez (editors), Rosalio Vera (photographer)

This sounds like it’d be quite good.

The VIP show for today has been postponed for a month.

Cards for next week:

CMLL (TUE) 04/24 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Rayo Tapatio I, Rayo Tapatio II vs Messala, Caligula
2) Stuka Jr., Tony Rivera, Brillante vs Super Comando, Artillero, Hooligan
3) Satanico, Felino, Mictlan vs Nosferatu, Euforia, Loco Max
4) Virus, Maximo, Texano Jr. vs Okumura, Ohara, Goto
5) Shocker, Negro Casas, Alex Koslov vs Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero, Tarzan Boy

Or maybe that trio isn’t sticking together. Never mind.

CMLL (FRI) 04/27 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Valiente, Danger, Brillante vs Super Comando, Artillero, Polvora
2) Diana la Cazadora vs Marcela vs India Sioux vs Sahori vs Luna Magica vs Princesa Blanca vs Atenea vs Amapola vs La Nazi vs Princesa Sujei vs Rosa Negra vs Medussa vs Diosa Maya vs Seductora [sf, ciber, final 2 advance, MEX WOMEN]
3) Mistico, Dr. Wagner Jr., Sagrado vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Damian 666, Terrible
4) Shocker vs Ultimo Guerrero

Putting Shocker with Ultimo is fine way to see if he still go. He’s seemed better the last few weeks.

I had presumed the Mexican Women’s Championship would be settled between two selected people and on Arena Coliseo, because after all, it’s only a National title that’s probably headed to a women not on the top tier (Lady Apache, Dark Angel, Hiroka, and Mima Shimoda all can’t be involved, and they get pushed the strongest.) Instead, they’re following the same formula as for when they decided the CMLL Women’s Championship – a cibernetico with the final two facing off next week.

Atenea wrestled a few times in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, got written about in Box Y Lucha, and then fell off the radar. (Her rival Silueta didn’t make the cut unless she’s got a new name. One person dropping out of a two person division can kinda end the matches, so maybe that’s what happened.) Diosa Maya was working undercards of Martha Villalobos’ AAA cards last year, but last turned up working a CMLL spot show in February. Seductora is a Mexico State indy wrestler who’s worked spot shows for CMLL and IWRG, even appearing on their TV once when they weren’t in Arena Naucalpan.

CMLL (SUN) 04/29 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Sombra de Plata, Super Nova vs Apocalipsis, Ramstein
2) Tsuki, Mini Olimpico, Shockercito vs Mini Halloween, Mini Damian 666, Mini Mr. Aguila
3) Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Mascara Sagrada vs Universo 2000, Mascara 2000, Sangre Azteca
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Marco Corelone, Alex Koslov vs Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero, Olimpico

Hmmm. Only 4 matches – and no Mistico and Perro for Kid’s Day. Something’s up. Either that or the Mexican Trios match.

GdR (CAN52) has
04/15 Coliseo: Damián 666, Halloween, Mr. Águila b Máximo, Sagrado, Texano Jr.
04/15 Coliseo: Lizmark Jr., Místico, Rey Bucanero DQ Atlantis, Black Warrior, Último Guerrero
feature: Black Warrior in the gym.

If I’m reading the comments right, GdR FSE has/had
04/13 Mexico: Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei b Dark Angel, Luna Magica, Sahori
04/15 Mexico: Stuka Jr. b Jeque [mask]