According to a thread on Box Y Lucha, ex-CMLL and occasional AAA wrestler Explosivo passed away in a car accident. There’s no second source to confirm this; a quick check of a couple newspapers turns up nothing (the post mentions they’re waiting for more details) and no one else is reporting this yet. On the other hand, if you check the previous posts from the writer, most of them have to do with Explosivo, so he might know better than most.
AULL (THU) 01/01 Arena Lopez Mateos [sololuchas]
1) Aguila Dorada & La Parkita b Espectrito de Ultratumba & Mini Love Machine
2) Oficial del Terror I, Oficial del Terror II, Oficial del Terror III b Cococolores, Shrek, Super Pinocho 3000
3) Hijo de Enrique Vera & Ojo de Tiger jr. b Coco Rojo Jr. & Rambo Jr.
4) Andy Barrow & Enrique Vera DQ Coco Rojo & Rambo
5) Cocolores & Super Muneco b Batman & Ice Killer [losers advance]
6) Gran Markus & Shu el Guerrero b Espantapajaros & Super Raton [losers advance]
7) Coco Verde & Super Pinocho b El Enfermero & Ojo de Tigre [losers advance]
8) Batman & Ice Killer b El Enfermero & Ojo de Tigre [losers advance]
9) El Enfermero & Ojo de Tigre b Espantapajaros & Super Raton [losers advance]
10) Super Raton b Espantapajaros [mask]
Espantapajaros is Joel Rodriguez, 15 years a wrestler. Joel Rodriguez is also the name of El Cortado – looks like the same guy.
IWRG (SUN) 01/04 Arena Naucalpan [SoloLuchas]
1) Imperio Azteca b Shuriken
2) Goleador & Miss Gaviota b Anticristo Jr. & King Drako
3) Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, Jack b Fantasma de la Ópera, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Freelance, Ultraman, Zatura
5) Bushi, Capitán Muerte, Veneno b Fuerza Guerrera, Multifacético, Pendulo
Veneno got away with a foul on Multifacetico for the win. In the tercera, the Traumas did not get along with Fantasma de la Opera, leading to their loss.
CMLL (SUN) 01/04 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [MT]
3) Blue Panther & Neutrón b Malefico & Satánico
4) Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara b Atlantis, Dragon Rojo Jr., Negro Casas
Not much of note here. Mascara was about to be finished by the Atlantida but Garza kicked the rudo in the midsection and Mascara fell on top for the pin. Fine job by La Mascara. Garza got sunset flip on Negro casas for the other pin.
Ovaciones previews today’s Reyes Magos show in Arena Coliseo (Pequeno Reyes del Aire) and Guadalajara (Maximo vs Rey, and I’m worried about Rey’s chances on a day for kids.)
Mistico is wrestling in Durango on Thursday. No one else is mentioned. The promoter mentions he had to ask for Mistico months in advance of actually getting him.
Box Y Lucha’s Forum is running year end of awards. Nominations to cut it down to a top 5 now, and then voting later.
Noticas Voz profiles local wrestlers Soberbios I & Soberbios II
SuperLuchas is holding a name this (Chicago-based) luchador contest. All you have to do is drop a comment on their post with your suggestion.
Spain-based travel blog Pasaba Por Alli visits Arena Mexico and find it better than US wrestling. They link to arenamexico.com.mx, which I didn’t realize was being updated (or forgot.)
SuperLuchas looks back at Atlantis vs Blue Panther from 1991.