10/19: IWRG, title retained

IWRG (SUN) 10/12 Arena Naucalpan [SuprLuchas #286]
1) Carta Brava b Halcon 2000
2) Eragon & Miss Gaviota b Furia Guerrera & King Drako
3) Cerebro Negro & Dr. Cerebro b Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
4) Fenix, Freelance, Pendulo b Ghost Rider, Sauron, Toxico AAA
5) Fuerza Guerrera, Head Hunter I, Veneno b Latino, Super Astro, Zumbido
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. DQ Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

Veneno and Head Hunter ran in the third fall of the main, beating the tecnicos for the DQ. In the segunda, that Furia Guerrera is Fuerza’s nephew, last seen wrestling in Coliseo Coalaco.

CMLL.com says Rey Bucanero held onto the CMLL LH Title tonight in Arena Coliseo.

Lila Chan and Eddie Mort talk about getting into lucha libre. There’s a related story about the Santo movies. Also, Rayo-X paper Airplane.

Luchando Libre writes about Friday’s Arena Mexico show. Kicidis points Lizmark Jr.’s the only recent loser among the rudos. Even Loco Max won!

Blue Panther bemoans the lack of attention given to the past stars that paved the way to the current group, does not take the oppurtinty to mention a single one of these people.

Shocker thinks WWE providing competition for lucha libre will make lucha libre better and push it forward, and doesn’t think WWE can supplant something with 75 years of history.

Al Filo del Ring has a video interview with Cuchillo

SoloLuchas writes about Friday’s IWRG show and ENESMA show.

Rocky Romero & Negro Casas are indeed still teaming together in NJPW. It’ll be interesting to see who eats the pins.

LuchaWorld has Robert on AAA TV from 05/06/06, CMLL TV from 05/20/06 and KrisZ’s news update.

Wrestling Observer has their AAA recap.


CMLL (MON) 10/20 Arena Puebla
1) Nino de Acero, Pequeno Ninja, Último Dragoncito vs Fire, Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Halloween
2) Hijo del Faraon vs ?
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Valiente vs Ephesto, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
4) Dos Caras Jr., Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Olímpico, Rey Bucanero

I think that’s Hijo del Faraon with local wrestlers and not in a singles match.

IWRG (FRI) 10/24 Arena Naucalpan
1) Halcon 2000 vs Dinamita Kid
2) Jack & Super Halcon Jr. vs Carta Brava & King Drako
3) Eragon, Latino, Pendulo vs Fantasma de la Ópera, Ghost Rider, Sauron
4) Freelance & Zumbido vs Black Terry & Fuerza Guerrera
5) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Cerebro Negro & Dr. Cerebro [hair]

That’s sudden. Need to get people used to Fridays, I guess.

CMLL (SUN) 10/26 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Romano vs Camorra & Súper Comando
2) Fantasy, Mascarita Dorada, Último Dragoncito vs Mr. Aguilita, Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Halloween
3) Axel, Fabián el Gitano, Leono vs Hooligan, Nitro, Skandalo
4) Máximo, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Texano Jr.
5) Héctor Garza, LA Park, Marco Corelone vs Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr., Rey Bucanero

Romano? Caligula and Messala need a new third?

IWRG (SUN) 10/26 Arena Naucalpan
1) Halcon 2000 vs Heavy Boy
2) Eragon & Super Halcon Jr. vs Carta Brava & King Drako
3) Jack, Miss Gaviota, Pendulo vs Arlequin, Ghost Rider, Toxico AAA
4) Aeroman, Freelance, Incógnito vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. vs Head Hunter I & Veneno

CMLL (SUN) 10/26 Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1) Plata & Quazar vs Azazel & Relampago Azul
2) Samurai & Thunder Boy vs Milenio & Neon
3) el Gallo, Hijo del Fantasma, Metal Blanco vs Averno, Infierno, Mephisto
4) Olímpico & Último Guerrero vs La Sombra & Metalik [torneo Corona, final]

AAA #855 (10/18)

taped 09/14, aired 10/18

Well, this was a different show.

Porky/Guapos was the same match they’ve been doing for months, except a different finish. Hilarious that they teased a retirement stipulation which they promptly ignored, when their next big match has a retirement stipulation. There’s little long term planning here. There are ideas, there’s stuff people are doing for their own feuds, but no one’s looking at the entire picture.

Legion/AAA was the same match they’ve been doing with Super Fly. Not only does Super Fly get killed all match long, he no longer gets to do that makes him exciting. He just gets to do one ‘rana a match, and they hope people remember he won. Which is less likely when they’re still beating him up after the loss, running a big angle with X-Pac’s return, and then teasing the Zorro/Konnan split after the win.

Earlier this week, when Martha Villalobos was complaining about foreigners coming in and killing wrestling, I think people might have lept to the assumption that she meant guys like Jack and Teddy. After watching the main event here, I’d think she meant the Canadian and Puerto Rician here. This was completely and total garbage, everything I hate about wrestling, and over 40 minutes long when you factor in the less than effective post match stuff. If this is what passed for good, then wrestling has passed me by.

It’d be good if someone taught these two the rules of an AAA cage match before they did another one. Then again, it’d be good if someone taught them to sell for more than a second, and that sure ain’t happening. Not that Vamp is any more responsible for this business decaying face than the other one, but I’m so happy that he appears to be fading back out of here just so there’s no chance of another match any time soon.

I didn’t upload a video, because I didn’t want a video, but the show is here; I’ve cut out the first 20 minutes of recaps from last week to save the bits.