05/18: Parka Jr. still out, GdI one night team up, Maximo wins tournament

(make sure you check the headline story below, if you haven’t been here this morning.)

Guess who ALSO is still out hurt? La Parka Junior! This is what I get for reading newspapers.

AAA LG (WED) 05/16 Palenque de la Feria, Celaya [El Sol del Bajio]
1) Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz b Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera
2) Estrellita, Rey Cometa, Super Fly b Angel Mortal, Polvo de Esterllas, Rossy Moreno
3) Octagón, Super Calo, Zorro b Antifaz del Norte, Kenzo Suzuki, Muerte Cibernetica

The article does not bring up the vow that Parka would indeed wrestle on these shows. Parka did sign autographs, and ran in during the main event to help the tecnicos. Calo replaced him in the match. Rey Cometa filled in for Pimpinela, so I guess Cometa isn’t hurt. Or less hurt.

Ovaciones reports IWRG and Dragon Gate have signed an talent exhcange agreement. No details. Perhaps if IWRG’s website was up…anyway, Pentagon Black is already working in both places, so I’m not sure what this exactly means. Maybe Turbo will be an IWRG regular? Maybe Veneno will go to Japan (and will he be allowed back in Mexico if he does?) I dunno.

CMLL (THU) 05/17 Arena Isabel de Cuerbavaca [Dark Atlantis @ box y lucha]
1) Bestia Metalia & Epidema b Aspid & Cabllero de Fuego
2) Cholo & Vampiro Metalico DQ Antaris & Robin
3) Eclipse & Olimpico b Alex Koslov & Super Brazo
4) Rey Bucanero, Tarzan Boy, Ultimo Guerrero b Blue Demon Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Lizmark Jr. [ri]

One time GdI teamup in a relevos incredible match. Rey teased making this a permanent turn. Bad turnout for the show, though – rain was some part responsible.

CMLL (TUE) 05/15 Arena Queretaro [Knotty @ el martinete]
1) Eragon b Luminoso
2) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II b Escandalo & Startron
3) Corsario & Espiritu Negro b Principe Valiente Jr. & Toro
4) Maximo b Astro Boy, Flash, Leono, Super Nova, Stuka Jr. [Trofeo Francisco Flores]
5) Blue Demon Jr. & La Mascara b Damian 666 & Mr. Aguila

Super pictures at the link, as usual. Flash replaced a hurt Valiente. I don’t dislike Maximo as much as some of you dislike Maximo and he’s clearly the biggest star in that match, but….he’s quite the odd man out in that crew. By coincidence, ESTO has a interview with Maximo. His goals include getting revenge on Texano Jr., winning the CMLL LH title, and beating Ultimo Guerrero’s mask. It’s good to dream.

CMLL (TUE) 05/29 Arena Queretaro
1) Dark Angel & Marcela vs Amapola & Princesa Sujei
2) Corsario vs Toro [hair]
3) Perro Aguayo Jr. & Terrible vs Dos Caras Jr. & Marco Corelone

Well, that’s the tentative lineup anyway.

(El Sol de Toluca)There was an AAA show advertised for Toluca on Wednesday. I had a lineup for it (though I can’t recall from where – I want to say it was listed on AAA’s site, though it’s not up there now), but apparently the local Box Y Lucha commission didn’t know, and the show didn’t take place. People did buy tickets, but there’s no promoter to get a refund from, and the commission isn’t going to help because they didn’t approve the show.

Do fans commonly know which shows have been okayed by the local commissions? I would find that surprising; this seems more like the commission distancing themselves from the problem.

Yesterday, we had a story with a person complaining about injured wrestlers not being taking care of by promoters in Monclova. Today, in the same paper, the promoter and the injured wrestlers themselves angrily responded. The promoter’s been paying the wrestler’s downside while they’re out. This really should’ve been one article and not two; I don’t know why the promoter had to track down the article writer here.

Jam! has an article about the Vampiro documentary. Read to the end for the story about Vampiro’s girlfriend at the time.

El Heraldo De Chipas has an interview with Sexi Star. The interviewer’s first question is asking what the name means, but it gets a bit more useful from there. Sexi Star says she was in boxing pre-AAA, but her mother preferred she wrestled.

In an (subscriber only) interview with Figure Four Daily, Mike Quackenbush said, in his conversations with the CMLL offices, Mistico costs $3,000 to $3,500 depending on the day, and that’s before flights or additional fees. It’d probably be significantly more for a weekend day in the US, since CMLL would want compensation for those other shows Mistico wouldn’t be making it too, Quackenbush noted.

I’ll preview the Arena Mexico show a bit later.

19 thoughts on “05/18: Parka Jr. still out, GdI one night team up, Maximo wins tournament

  1. You should be using “Monclova” instead of “Coahuila” for the zocalo articles, since the news are for Monclova city, which is part of Coahuila state, which also has Torreon and Saltillo, which are much bigger cities… the articles in zocalo refers specifically to the Monclova lucha scene.

  2. YESTERDAY IN ARENA NAUCALPAN CIMA WON HIGH POWER TOURNAMENT 07 (CIBERNETICO STYLE) VS DR. CEREBRO, WHEN FUJI Y YOSHINO HIT TO CEREBRO WITH A OBJECT, REFEREES DONT SEE (ARGHHHH) …

    PARTIPANTS: IWRG: STUKA JR., BLACK WARRIOR, MIKE SUICIDA AND DR. CEREBRO

    DRAGON GATE: YOSHINO, DON FUJI, CIMA AND NARUKI DOI

    GOOD MATCH, BUT I HOPE MORE FROM DG`S AND THE FINISH OH MY GOOD, TERRIBLE …

    SEMI: DANDY, NEGRO NAVARRO AND TONY RIVERA B. BY DQ ENFERMERO JR., HIJO DE PIERRTOH (MOSCO DE LA MERCED,X-FLY) AND MASCARA 2000 JR., WHEN MÁSCARA FOULS OVER DANDY.

    OFICIALES: OFICIAL FIERRO, OFICIAL AK47 Y OFICIAL 911 B. TURBO, FREELANCE Y FABIÁN EL GITANO.

    THE BEST OF CARD FREELANCE, AND TURBO AND NEGRO NAVARRO OBVIOUSLY …

  3. Thanks LLSTYLE. That show looks good, especially with Turbo and Freelance on the same team. I wonder who the new Oficiales are…

  4. I still refuse to believe the Mistico payscale. If he was worth that much, I don’t think he would’ve even bothered going to WWE tryouts.

  5. BTW, how about my newfound theory that the Televisa Deportes Trophy is a jynx?

    Let’s look at the 3 guys who competed for the trophy in previous years:

    Cibernetico: Suffered serious injury that kept him out of action for months.

    Latin Lover: Fell off a stage and was out for a year.

    Now take a look at the two guys who competed for the trophy this year:

    La Parka Jr. and Mistico.

    HMMMMMMMM…….

  6. Then, I vote for Televis Deportes having Perro, Mistico and Parka permanently nominated.

    “”””””””””””””””””””””””””””
    I still refuse to believe the Mistico payscale. If he was worth that much, I don’t think he would’ve even bothered going to WWE tryouts.
    “””””””””””””””””””””””””””

    Mistico only gets 15% or less from that, everything else goes to CMLL. The tryout was only for him to get a bigger slice out of that, I would guess…

  7. Well Chui, I guess you know someone involved in promoting some events. I just thought these prices were too high. Are you going to watch Multimedios Lucha on Saturday? It should be X-Pac’s debut in Coliseo, unless they show Liz Vega from Tuesday, which may not be so bad. She’s really hot.

  8. The 10% figure was published in sports diary in Mexico, it’s part gossip, but there’s no doubt about the 3,000 dollar fee. I know guys who have promoted shows, but it is hard to guess how much Mistico does since he doesn’t work on his own. He has to be with Kemonito, and facing Ultimo, Averno, Warrior, and with Casas, Sagrado, etc.

    You call them, then send them a fax with the proposed lineup, and date, then they send you back a lineup that they can offer and a date, with the price for the overall card, not breaked into Mistico=3000, Kemonito=400, Ultimo 1,300… they just tell you 8,500 or 11,000 or whatever. But you more or less get an idea…

    I don’t know if tomorrow’s show will be aired on MM, it’s a pretty bad time slot they have, but maybe I’ll get to watch a bit…

  9. So you think local MM will air something other than Lucha? Like local baseball?

  10. They’ve doing that… but I don’t know if tomorrow the local team will be playing, I don’t really care about them…

    I think maybe they air the tuesday shows on their cable channels since they showed lots of footage from the Liz Vega match so I’m pretty sure they taped that. But lately, they have only aired Sunday’s shows.

  11. What cable channels are you referring to? Teleritmo? Would you say Llaves y Candados is the worst Lucha on TV? It is worse than AAA and CMLL on Galavision, IWRG on AyM, AULL on TVC, CMLL on 4GDL, CMLL MX52 and Fox. It’s such a shitty show. Dark ringside, poor camera angles, no promos, and I can go on and on.

  12. Besides Teleritmo, they have canal 64 or something like that, I rememeber in late 2005 that they aired the anniversary show live through that channel, and I think they have aired live some of the Martes nice stuff.

    I have not seen the AAA shows in MM, so I don’t really know how bad are those, although I think they’re less edited than the other shows. The problem might be that they appeal only to MTY crowds.

  13. 64 is Teleritmo. I have seen one show since AAA returned and will see one tomorrow via JUMPTV.com

  14. Liz Vega is a TV Star from Televisa, she’s in the same reality show where Perro got hurt.

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