12/11: Neza, Panther remasked, Sombra challenges Demon

indy (SAT) 12/06 Plaza La Canela, Xochitepec, Morelos [the gladiatores]
1) Aikido, Eragon, Scanner b Centinela, Kadafi, Marte
2) Afrodita & Zeuxis b Princesa Zareth & Zorra
3) La Parkita & Mascarita Sagrada b Espectrito I & Espectrito II
4) El Hijo del Diablo & Sultan Jr. b Coclores & Coco Verde
5) Dr. Cerebro, Mr. México, Septiembre Negro II vs Freelance, Pendulo, Ultramán Jr.
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., El Dandy, Fuerza Guerrera b Head Hunter I, Hijo del Cien Caras, Veneno

I don’t why it’s surprising, but it didn’t occur to me until now that there was actually someone wrestling as Zorra. They’d be way over at an AAA show.

CMLL (SUN) 12/07 Arena Neza [the gladiatores]
1) Beta & Maullido b Bizarro & Templario
2) Black Lancer & Tarasco b Angel de los Ninos & Mr. Katana
3) Black Thunder, Skayde, Vampiro Metálico b Carta Brava, Soldado del Futuro, Turbo
4) Starman & Tony Rivera DQ Puma King & Tiger Kid
5) Dos Caras Jr., Máscara Púrpura, Toscano b Black Warrior, Felino, Heavy Metal

A little bit under the radar compared to the other shows going on last Sunday. Tercera was said to be match of the night.

Blue Panther is getting his mask back. Only for a day, though. As Panther’s part of participation in the campaign for non-violence against women, he’s wearing the mask because people know him masked so much better than unmasked. (Elsewhere in the article, Panther says he thinks his post mask loss career is going well.)

(Reforma via Wagnermania) Sombra says that if Blue Demon wants his NWA Welterweight Title, he’ll have to beat him in a match. What a crazy idea. Historian Sombra notes that, back in the 40s, the NWA didn’t have many wrestlers in smaller weight classes, so they gave the opportunity to Mexicans to win the titles. If they have those wrestlers now, they need to beat Sombra to earn the belt, not request it be handed over in meaningless way. No such match will ever be booked, because that’s the way CMLL likes it, but Blue Demon so needs to make a grandstand Sombra vs Skyade/Turbo/Trauma II/SOMEONE challenge right now.

They also post a photo of the Perros del Mal show, after the semimain, disputing the 4,500 attendance number. They look to have a point. the Gladiatores and hablando de catch also wrote about the show, so you can check their pictures too.

Speaking of titles, Dos Caras Jr. is okay with giving Mr. Niebla a CMLL World Heavyweight Championship match, but would like Mr. Niebla to stop being silly/AAA-ish in the ring. Dos heads the fans demanding wrestling when he’s in the ring with rudos like Mr. Niebla, and thinks it’s because the fans didn’t pay their ticket to see Mr. Niebla dancing. I can think of other reasons. Dos expects the title match to go down before 2008, and at a Friday night in Arena Mexico (which is odd, since CMLL said they’re done with those after next week.)

Wagnermania also has video of Dr. Wagner wrestling in Rodeo Potro and on Tercera Caida, as well as video of Guerra de Titanes. I think I can wait to see that.

AAA looks back at what Abismo Negro was doing ten years ago. (A: actually having matches!)

The Gladiatores has an interview with Hector Guzman Chavez, who’s part of the Arena Lopez Mateos management.

After the fact, CMLL updated it’s Arena Mexico’s listing to note Tuesday’s Cibernetico was for the national title.

SuperLuchas looks back at Los Brazos coming to Arena Coliseo.

Ohtani’s Jacket looks back at Blue Panther vs Angel Azteca for the National Middleweight Championship in 1992.

Ovaciones is down at the moment, but here’s a direct link to today’s edition; nothing much interesting today.

CMLL (MON) 12/15 Arena Puebla
1) Karisma & Sauron vs Centella de Oro & Legionario
2) Asturiano, Hijo del Faraon, Pegasso Xtreme vs Policeman, Semental, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
4) Blue Panther, Mictlán, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Shocker vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

There’s an unsourced interview with Pegasso and Rey Cometa on Box Y Lucha’s forum (Edit: original story is from Deporte1), where they confirm they’re getting a trial run in CMLL (DF) starting in January. They’re more gracious to AAA then I think they’ve been in previous interviews.

CMLL (TUE) 12/16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Quazar vs Milenio
2) Carlo Roggi vs Ebola
3) Thunder Boy vs Asesino Negro
4) Metatron vs Mr. Trueno
5) El Gallo & Leon Blanco vs Malefico & Satánico
6) La Sombra, Marco Corelone, Toscano vs Heavy Metal, Terrible, Texano Jr.

Back to normal here. Maybe less CMLL guys here, actually. Note Satanico mixing in with the locals.

11 thoughts to “12/11: Neza, Panther remasked, Sombra challenges Demon”

  1. It sucks I can’t figure out how to post comments in OJ’s amazing blog.

    BTW, Tzuki is off the Sunday GDL show. Replaced by Fantasy. I’m thinking he is with the NWE now but nobody has confirmed that yet.

  2. @thecubsfan: Yeah, I had an account on that board a while back and I’m sure I’m entering the right password but it never works. When I click the button to e-mail me my password b/c I’ve forgotten it, it just gives me an error message. Vicious circle that leads nowhere.

  3. @Rob: “BTW, Tzuki is off the Sunday GDL show. Replaced by Fantasy. I’m thinking he is with the NWE now but nobody has confirmed that yet.”

    Well there goes my theory. NWE shows got cancelled and Tzuki worked in San Luis Potosi on Wednesday with pictures to prove it.

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