AAA’s Big Surprise is Rocky Romero

No fooling! I have 500 “so, he’s not in CMLL!” jokes to make here, but it’s confusing enough as it is. Rocky had been wrestling as Grey Shadow, and as apparently is no longer wrestling as Grey Shadow. Though, unless they make that clear to the AAA audience, it’s just going to look like a random foreigner from years past showing up in AAA and not a big jump – and even if they did, Grey Shadow’s been relegated to a minor role. He’s joining X-Pac’s D-Generation-Mex group.

(Sorry, Shocker!)

AAA picking up a ROH guy does fit their mood! I can not even begin to fathom the matches, though I think this is for sure a better move for Rocky’s spot. Guess he won’t be getting Sangre Azteca’s mask!

I’m crushed the Alex/Shadow team isn’t happening. They were so fun on FSE.

How does that NJPW G1 Tag Team work now, with Negro probably not too thirlled with Rocky? I can’t see an AAA and CMLL guy teaming up in Japan.

Does Rocky still have the CMLL Super Lightweight Belt? HMMMMM.

10/05: IWRG, NWA Mexico, lineups

In Ovaciones, Arutro Rivera says Perro Jr. and Mistico are being pressured to come back ASAP, but aren’t medically cleared (and may want to wait until they’re actually healed.)

AAA (SUN) 09/28 Chapa de Mota, EdM [Super Luchas #284]
1) Angel Enmascarado & Heavy Boy b Black Misterio & Chico Malo Jr.
2) La Rebelde b Mayam
3) Reyna Herodes & Sauxis b Princesa Zareth & Yeska
4) Casandro & Estrellita Magica vs Lady Sensacion & Mujer Demente
5) Atomic Boy & Octagoncito b Mini Charly Manson & Mini Chessman
6) Abismo Negro & El Elegido b Cuervo & Escoria

Abismo Negro here looks liks Black Abyss. Well, I mean, he was wearing Black Abyss’s gear.

IWRG (THU) 10/02 Arena Naucalpan [Super Luchas #284]
1) Eragon b Epidemia
2) Pendulo & Terror Negro b Judas el Traidor & Sauron
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Freelance, Pegaso Extreme, Rey Cometa
4) el Hijo Del Anibal, Latino, Multifacético b Black Terry, el Hijo del Pierroth, Ghost Rider
5) Shocker & Zumbido b Fuerza Guerrera & Toscano

So they did team up at least once! Never mind then. Scorpio Jr. made an appearance to mention his benefit show here on 10/17, and to take photos with Shocker and Zumbido to tease them as a new/old trio.

AAA (FRI) 10/03 Auditorio de Tijuana [frontera]
2) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario b Extreme Tiger & Psicosis II and Arandu & TJ Boy [AAA TAG, ladder]
4) Cibernetico b Chessman [cage]

Kenzo attacked Cibernetico, Mesias attacked Chessman, Mesias did a better job of it.

Psicosis replaced Halloween, who’s out with an injured ankle, though there’s a rumor Halloween may be done in AAA. This would also seem to confirm TJ Extreme is done here, because he otherwise would’ve been the logical replacement. Extreme Tiger climbed up the ladder (this wasn’t originally listed as a ladder match but apparently ended up being one), Tiger had a chance to grab the belts, but opted to dive off the ladder instead. Lider ended up powerbombing him and, according to this, pinned him for the win. In a ladder match. I don’t know!

NWA Mexico (SAT) 10/04 Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera [SuperLuchas, SoloLuchas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
1) Turbo b Black Thunder
2) Dr. Cerebro b Skayde
3) Pierko el Boricua CO Super Muneco
4) Incógnito b Danger
5) Black Terry b Negro Navarro and Solar I and Shu el Guerrero
6) Blue Demon Jr. DQ El Dandy
7) Juvi, Mil Mascaras, Tarzan Boy b Antifaz, Hator, Head Hunter I

In the main event, Mil Mascaras had Head Hunter I beat but the other rudos distracted the referee, and Head Hunter II returned to attack Mil and take his brother’s place. One brother subbing for another during a match, can you imagine such a thing? Anyway, it’s Mil so he still won.

Dandy gave Demon a martinete and was shocked to be DQed. Piledrivers are not DQs by NWA rules, Dandy pointed out. He may have something there. Demon was strechered out.

Super Muneco knocked himself out on a bump to the floor, which cause them to retighten the ropes and adjust the mats. Everyone says Black Thunder has a dive which will certainly get him killed. Sounds fun. Turbo got new gear.

Attendance is estimated at 600, up from the first show.

LuchaWorld has Robert on IWRG 03/23/06, AAA TV 03/31/06 and CMLL TV 04/01/06 and KrisZ’s news update.

Of all the lucha coverage, Accion spent the most time on a video package marking the second anniversary of Antonio Pena’s death. CMLL main event was shown (Atlatnis looked like an older man than Panther, and Panther doesn’t have a mask) as was AAA’s Cibernetico vs Mesias vs Chessman match (no finish was evident here; Chessman seems to have new gear, which probably could be improved upon.) No WWE clips.


CMLL (TUE) 10/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Milenio
2) Virgo vs Ebola
3) Samurai vs Rafaga
4) Palacio Negro vs Rey Trueno
5) Gallo & Leon Blanco vs Máscara Mágica & Toxico
6) Dos Caras Jr. & Marco Corelone vs Olímpico & Último Guerrero
7) Atlantis vs Alex Koslov [NWA LH]

I like how this match happens after I make fun of Atlantis not defending this title just a couple days ago.

IWRG (THU) 10/09 Arena Naucalpan
1) Eragon & Miss Gavitoa vs King Drako & Nemesis IWRG
2) Freelance, Pegasso Xtreme, Rey Cometa vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
3) Head Hunter I vs Toscano, el Hijo Del Anibal, Zumbido, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Hjio de Pierroth, Latino, Multifacético, Aeroman, Fuerza Guerrera

I think the main event may be a 10 way strap match. I’m not sure, because that doesn’t sound right.

CMLL (SUN) 10/12 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Trueno vs Inquisidor & Semental
2) Dark Angel, Princesa Blanca, Sahori vs Hiroka, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
3) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Satánico
4) Grey Shadow, La Máscara, Máximo vs Mr. Águila, Olímpico, Terrible
5) Alex Koslov, Dos Caras Jr., Héctor Garza vs Black Warrior, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Dos working a lot for a guy not working here anymore. Dark Angel’s back, yay. Infernales together, yay.

CMLL (SUN) 10/12 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Neon vs Relampago Azul
2) Metatron & Samuari vs Exterminador & Güero Loco
3) Casanova, Leon Blanco, Magnum vs Cien Caras Jr., Infierno, Malefico
4) Blue Panther & Sagrado vs Ephesto & Mephisto and Damián 666 & Texano Jr. and La Sombra & Metalik
5) Marco Corelone vs Lizmark Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 10/12 Arena Naucalpan
1) Halcon 2000 vs Carta Brava
2) Eragon & Miss Gaviota vs Furia Guerrera & King Drako
3) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Cerebro Negro & Dr. Cerebro
4) Fenix, Freelance, Pendulo vs Ghost Rider, Sauron, Toxico AAA
5) Latino, Super Astro, Zumbido vs Fuerza Guerrera, Head Hunter I, Veneno
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.