11/02: IWRG, NWA Mexico, Damian, links, lineups

IWRG (FRI) 10/31 Arena Naucalpan [SuperLuchas #288, Al Filo del Ring]
1) Super Halcon Jr. b Soldado del Diablo
2) Eragon, Fenix, Miss Gaviota b Avisman, King Drako, Nemesis IWRG
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Fantasma de la Ópera, Sauron, Toxico AAA
4) Arlequin, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Veneno b Jack, Latino, Multifacético
5) Cerebro Negro & Dr. Cerebro b Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II [hair]

After the Gemelos won in the past with a switch, Cerebro Negro came back in the ring after being eliminated to help beat GFI for the deciding pin.

Latino dislocated his shoulder in the semimain.

NWA MEXICO (SAT) 11/01 Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera [superluchas]
1) Fantastico b Eragon [NWA LIGHT, qf]
2) Senki b Angus [NWA LIGHT, qf]
3) Black Thunder b Skayde Jr. [NWA LIGHT, qf]
4) Trauma II b Arcano [NWA LIGHT, qf]
5) Turbo b Alma Infernal [NWA LIGHT, qf]
6) Skayde b Hermano Muerte II [NWA LIGHT, qf, quarterfinal]
7) Trauma II b Fantastic [NWA LIGHT, sf]
8) Turbo b Senki [NWA LIGHT, sf]
9) Skayde b Black Thunder [NWA LIGHT, sf]
10) Skayde b Trauma II, Turbo [NWA LIGHT, final]
11) Incógnito & Siniestro b Cien Caras Jr. & Super Parka
12) Negro Navarro b Black Terry [SALVADOR AMERICA]

Skayde is your new/first? NWA (World?) Lightweight Champion. No photo with the belt yet. I think I’m spending my lunch tomorrow putting that tournament in the wiki.

In relevant news, Blue Demon Jr. presented Skayde with the belt and stayed in the ring to talk about having to choose between the title and NWA Mexico presidency. Before he could officially hand over the presidency, he was interrupted by El Dandy, who demanded and will get a mask vs hair match with Demon on 11/15, as well as possible title shot down the line. Dandy and Trauma II tried to attack Demon, but failed.

SuperLuchas has an interview with Damain, who follows Perro Jr.’s lead of being complimentary to CMLL. He’s surpasses that, putting all his ex-Perro teammates over huge (Averno & Mephisto are the best team in CMLL, he’s happy Ephesto is getting a chance, he thinks Terrible belongs on top and Texano Jr. will be as good as his father) but notes he’s always been a guy who goes from group to group so it’s time to make another move. Damian 666 says only the Original Perros are going, and then is acted about Hector Garza, but Damian’s not sure there. It’s not asked, but you surely can add Halloween to the list of Perro promotion members. (Demon?)

Damian repeatedly uses the name “Jauría del Terror” in talking about the new Averno/Mephisto led group, so he may know something CMLL hasn’t got to announcing yet. There’s near infinite ways I can misspell Jauria, so that’ll be fun.

While those guys are going, some long expected returns appear to have firmer dates. Ovaciones reports today that Shocker will be returning soon, and may herald eventual returns by Zumbido and Scorpio Jr. (more about that later.) Toscano is also believed to be brought in December or January, though Ovaciones is not as sure there.

Scorpio Jr. tells Al Filo del Ring plans on returning on November 30th.

WagnerMania has video of this week’s CMLL main event and Stellar Moments.


WagnerMania also alerts me to Box Y Lucha posting articles that are dated from earlier this week, but I am sure I haven’t seen when I got there every day. I need a better way of checking, I think. Anyway…

Marco Corelone is NOT going to AAA. Marco is very definite and believable about hwo much he’s committed to CMLL and honest about how he’s still rooting for his friends even though they’re elsewhere – and this article is still right under one which has Damian saying he’s not leaving CMLL.

Dr. Wagner Jr. now wants no part of the Laguneros, because Blue Panther is a LOSER and Wagner has no time for LOSERS, and also no amount of beating the Villanos is going to get Blue Panther his mask back. Wagner sees UG just using Panther’s loss to get himself over.

Atlantis notes he can’t join the Laguneros, because he hails from the Atlantic Ocean. I love Atlantis. Atlantis is sure there’s no fracture in the Guerreros

Sangre Azteca has absolutely no idea what’s going on with the Guerreros. He hasn’t been teamed with them much lately, so he’s just been focusing on his own career instead. Which hasn’t gone so well, because apparently he went thru a stretch where he didn’t have many bookings because shows kept getting rained out. Do you get paid if the show gets rained out? I’m thinking no, or not as much, because that would explain why try so hard to work thru really bad conditions, and that sounds very awful.

Sangre says he’s made between 15 and 18 Mexican welterweight title defenses (even he doesn’t know how many!). He’s offered up opportunities for any challenger, and he still went four months without a title match. Sangre would love to fight Sombra to win the CMLL version of this title to be world champion. (Sombra actually has the NWA, Mistico has the CMLL.) Sangre vows to keep moving forward, with or without the Guerreros.

If they’re going to do another apuesta match, the Villanos want it to be 3 on 3.

El Grafico (via Vanguradia) has a good interview with Princesa Sujei about her career. She was the only woman training at her school (and only trained a few months before going to the ring), but feels she benefited from training with men.

Al Filo del Ring also has video interviews with Solar and a podcast with Tinieblas

The most interesting thing about Accion is they did start airing WWE highlights in the lucha libre block. They were separated into Lucha Libre WWE, Dr. Morales did not do the announcing, and it was highlights of Rey vs Snitsky from a couple of weeks ago on RAW. I wonder if they’ll be included on weeks where they’re not Rey Jr. highlights. AAA had the cage match for control, which was interesting for Konnan taking a fierce Latin Lover chair shot directly on the head and not getting hands up, and Konnan getting in a low blow on Latin Lover after Sergio threw the drink in. Konnan got pelted with drinks as he got to the top of the cage, that must’ve not been fun. CMLL was Friday’s main event, noteworthy only for Dos Caras’s all silver outfit and the hint of a Niebla/Corelone feud.

Negro & Romero in NJPW – 11/1: Negro Casas & Black Tiger IV (!) lose to Liger and Tiger Mask IV at a non-G1 show. TM4 got Negro for the pin.

Box Y Lucha #2895 has Cibernetico leaving AAA, Fire losing his mask, and Gemelos losing their hair.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update. They may have three more updates at the pace I’m going here.


IWRG (FRI) 11/07 Arena Naucalpan
1) Super Halcon Jr. vs Shuriken
2) Eragon & Miss Gaviota vs Avisman & Muerte Negra
3) Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, Jack vs Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Xibalva
4) Freelance, Latino, Pendulo vs Arlequin, Sauron, Toxico AAA
5) el Hijo del Pierroth, Hijo del Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000 vs Head Hunter I, Toscano, Veneno

At some point, I think I need a better name for him than Toxico (AAA), since he’s not there now. He doesn’t work just Mexico City, but Toxico (DF) might be enough to keep it clear from the Guadalajara one.

CMLL (SUN) 11/09 Arena Coliseo
1) Romano & Sensei vs Camorra & Inquisidor
2) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Metálico vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Shigeo Okumura, Skandalo
3) Flash, Máximo, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus
4) Black Warrior, Heavy Metal, Olímpico vs Terrible, Texano Jr., Villano V
5) La Máscara, Marco Corelone, Sagrado vs Atlantis, Lizmark Jr., Último Guerrero

Okumura returns to get some revenge on Fabian. Looks like we’re a week or two away from the Coliseo Tag rematch.

IWRG (SUN) 11/09 Arena Naucalpan
1) Halcon 2000 vs Imperio Azteca
2) Eragon, Fenix, Miss Gaviota vs Fantasma de la Ópera, Judas el Traidor, Terror Negro
3) Freelance, Jack, Multifacético vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Pendulo vs Black Terry [IWRG IC WELTER]
5) Solar I, Super Astro, Tinieblas Sr. vs Emilio Charles Jr., Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Toscano

Semimain is not listed as a title match, but that’s what they’ve set up here.

CMLL (SUN) 11/09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Quazar vs Relampago Azul
2) Samurai, Thunder Boy, Virgo vs Azazel, Milenio, Neon
3) Lady Apache, Marcela, Silueta vs Amapola, Atenea, Princesa Sujei
4) Blue Panther & Héctor Garza vs Averno & Mephisto

Note that, FWIW, Garza is booked for next week. Aguila and Damian were too, but Hector did show on Friday. We seem to be a match short here anyway. Dos and Wagner?

There’s also a show on Thursday at Arena Mexico to promote the Incredible Hulk DVD release. SuperLuchas has a coupon for four free tickets, so I suspect this is one with a lot of free tickets given out and the sponsor paying what would be the gate.