CMLL (SUN) 06/03 Arena Coliseo [Dr. Frink @ box y lucha]
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II b Artillero & Zayco
2) Brillante, Trueno, Valiente b Apocalipsis, Ramstein, Super Comando
3) Dark Angel, Diana La Cazadora, Lady Apache b Amapola, Medusa, Princesa Sujei
4) Mascara Purpura, Maximo, Volador Jr. b Satanico, Texano Jr., Virus
5) Blue Panther, Marco Corelone, Negro Casas b Atlantis, Olimpico, Tarzan Boy

The semifinal set up a Maximo/Satanico hair match of all things. I’m not so down with that. Tarzan Boy did indeed work as Toscano, I thought maybe you guys were making a joke till I saw the thread on it at Box Y Lucha.

Dark Angel was a surprise replacement (for Tiana) on the SHIMMER shows this weekend as part of their title tournament. Sadly, she still can’t win a title belt, losing in the semifinals with the best match of the taping. (I am so annoyed with myself for neglecting to go.) Her matches will appear on Volume 11 and Volume 12 of their DVDs, and it goes without saying Super Luchas had a photographer there.

TripleMania is expected to be July 15 at Toreo de Cuatro Caminos.

(North Jersey Herald) Mil Mascaras and Dos Caras drew 150 to a show in New Jersey.


CMLL: Leyenda de Plata semifinal. This looked just okay in highlights. Oh no, not a gutbuster on the floor. Aguila looked slow and Sagrado seemed afraid to screw something up. The finish – a suplex in the ring supposed to be reversed to a small package (I guess – it wasn’t really close) looked very not so good.

AAA: Lider/Crazy/Tiger vs Ozz/Cuervo/Scoria. They’re very much into showing the slow careful setting up of spots – there’s so much positioning for the pinfall that they speed up the footage. I think Extreme Tiger probably really really wanted to get that legdrop in.

CMLL on FSE #43
05/27 Coliseo: Máximo, Mictlán, Tiger Kid DQ Skandalo, Texano Jr., Virus (w/special commentator Amapola?)
05/27 Coliseo: Black Warrior, Goto, Ohara b Heavy Metal, Leono, Valiente
At home with Misterioso. They’re apparently doing two weeks of this, and I have no idea why.

Hirooki has his belt this week, which is good because I was worried that title tournament was some sort of mass hallucination.