CMLL (FRI) 10/31 Arena Mexico [superluchas, ovaciones, ESTO]
1) Ángel Azteca Jr. & Metálico b Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Mascarita Dorada, Nino de Acero, Tzuki b Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Dragon Rojo Jr., La Sombra, Misterioso II
4) Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Último Guerrero b Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V
5) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero DQ Dos Caras Jr., Héctor Garza, Marco Corelone
Los Perros del Mal are no more in CMLL. Damian 666 and Mr. Aguila are indeed gone, and were replaced by the Triad of Terror. Averno & Mephisto ripped off and ripped up their Perros del Mal gear. Texano’s status is unclear. All the coverage says Averno’s group was “Triad”, which would presumably mean it’s only 3 big, but CMLL.com teases more members to come. I think we’re supposed to forgot about the post-Perros faction announced just last week and be surprised if/when they join up again.
Niebla faked a foul from Corelone in the main event to draw the DQ.
Villanos lost in two falls yet again, getting DQed for excessive violence in the first, then V3 being armbared by Panther for the match. Panther/V3 and UG/V5 apuesta challenged were made by the Laguneros, but it doesn’t seem like we’re getting any closer.
Mistico appeared to let everyone know he’s back next week.
According to SuperLuchas, Daniel Aceves will be the announced as new president of NWA Mexico and tonight’s show. Aceves is a Mexican wrestling silver medalist in the Olympics (in 1984, the only medalist in wrestling in Mexican history). He’s also the son of Bobby Bonales, a 40-50s EMLL wrestler who happens to be a former NWA champion. He’s been in various sports administration jobs in his post-athletic career.
The Gladiatores has a video interview with Blue Demon after his title win.
Hijo del Santo is still telling people he doesn’t think Perro is any more independent than Wagner, but would like to have some matches with him if he could. Santo’s back in Europe at the end of this month and planning the next big show in Mexico on 02/25/09.
Arturo Rivera’s column mostly talks about recent AAA storylines (Cibernetico quitting, what group will Charly join?)
Black Shadow will be honored today in Leon.
ATTENTION CMLL & AAA: mask/gear makers Deportes Martinez report 50% of their sales are from outside the country via their website. How much money do the promotions leave on the table each and every day because they don’t have a good software to sell their merchandise or don’t have merchandise to sell at all
Next Friday’s lineup
CMLL (FRI) 11/07 Arena Mexico
1) Ángel Azteca Jr. & Angel de Oro vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Amapola, Medussa, Princesa Sujei
3) Máximo, Mictlán, Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Felino, Misterioso II
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Mascara Dorada vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Héctor Garza, Marco Corelone, Místico vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero
I’m pretty sure they’re trying with this lineup. And we know who Mascara Dorada isn’t.
AAA announced their last taping of the year, the one that usually doesn’t air until 2009, will be on 12/19 in Chilpancingo, about when and where it usually is. That article makes it sound like Guerra de Titanes is the only yet to be announced taping, which means they’ll have two best of episodes to close out the year.