IWRG (THU) 01/01 Arena Naucalpan [the gladiatores]
1) Trauma II b Imperio Azteca
2) Oficial AK-47 & Trauma I b Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
3) Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro, Toxico AAA b Chico Che, Trauma II, Zatura
4) Dr. Cerebro L Pirata Morgan Jr., Veneno, Capitán Muerte, Nemesis (IWRG), King Drako [cage, semifinal]
5) Cerebro Negro L Barba Roja, Multifacético, Tetsuya, Pendulo, Jack [cage, semifinal]
6) Dr. Cerebro b Cerebro Negro [cage, hair, final]
Both the Pirates edged out both the Cerebros in the cage matches. The Cerebros did not turn on each other, instead talking before their match about how good friends they were and how much respect for each other, even each guy offering to shave their head to save the other and not do the match (or to do a double hair/double mask match with the Pirates.) The commission made them do the match, and Dr. Cerebro beat his partner. The Gladiatores recap says the crowd was quiet for all of this – they chalk it up to the fans not realizing the situation. IWRG seems to be setting up a Cerebros vs Pirates match. Probably a title match before they’re down, if only the Pirates had a third man in IWRG…
Trauma II, as a rudo, started the show replacing Shuriken in the opener. Oficial AK47 replaced Trauma II in the second match and teamed fine with Trauma I (including fouling the tecnicos for the win), but then Trauma II came back out to fill on for Freelance in the tercera as a tecnico, fighting the Oficials and Toxico (in for AK47). Confusing!
This appeared to annoy the Oficials as well, as they beat up Trauma II after their win. Trauma I ran out for the save, but was neutralized by Oficial AK47, and the referees had to break up both sides. Looks like a feud between the two units, though it’s not clear if the Traumas are meant to be tecnicos.
Perros (THU) 01/01 Arena Neza [the gladiatores]
1) Fuerza Roja & Moto Cross DRAW Dragon Xtream & Rey Neza
2) La Parkita & Mascarita de Oro b Espectrito de Ultratumba I & Espectrito de Ultratumba II
3) Black Thunder, Hermano Muerte II, Hermano Muerte III b Black Spirit, Carta Brava, XXX
4) Damián 666, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido b Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V
5) Cocolores b Chacmol [hair]
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Super Crazy DQ Cibernetico & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo
Continuing the apparent Perros-related main events policy of “Everyone Has Fun, No One Gets A Pin”, Perro yanked Wagner’s mask. Full house.
Al Filo del Ring has quotes from Super Raton and Espantapajaros after 1/1 mask match.
CMLL NGW (THU) 01/08 Durango [Canal10]
2) La Máscara & Volador Jr. b Negro Casas & Rambo
3) La Sombra & Místico b Averno & Mephisto
CMLL (FRI) 01/09 Arena Mexico [Alan, Ovaciones, ESTO, superluchas]
1) Molotov & Starman DQ Inquisidor & Pólvora
2) Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra b Lady Apache, Marcela, Princesa Blanca
3) Euforia b Stuka Jr. [lightning]
4) Felino, Shigeo Okumura, Virus b Mascara Dorada, Máscara Púrpura, Valiente
5) Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara b Heavy Metal, Terrible, Texano Jr.
6) La Sombra, Místico, Volador Jr. b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Volador & Sombra beat the tag champs despite the rudos destroying their gear. They want a tag team title shot, which a pretty good idea (unless you’re Averno & Mephisto) and will get one next week.
Last time a rudo won a lightning match was when Vampiro beat Black Warrior in March of 2005. Though I don’t suppose that counts. So, Sangre Azteca on July 16, 2004. It’s been a while.
Virus snuck in a foul on Purpura. Blanca turned on her teammates in two falls and may finally be a ruda. Lady Apache replaced Lluvia in that match, so she’s still undefeated! Starman got his mask yanked in the open.
Ovaciones also includes a Damian 666 promoting the Perro-involved 01/30 show in SLP. Damian says his appearance on the AAA TJ show does not mean he’s leaving this group. He explains the Perros weren’t on many show lately because they were taking the holidays off.
Arturo Rivera has another column (catching up!) talks about Rellik’s mySpace post, makes vague statements about people going from CMLL to AAA, and evaluating the other announcers.
There’s also stories about Pantera Sureno and Lady Metal teaming up to form Penteras Metalicas and Juvi’s first training seminar (01/31 at the El Cuadrilatero, where he and Fuerza will have a old school/new school debate.)
I missed this yesterday, but Ovaciones posted a note saying CMLL doesn’t know if Dos Caras Jr. is going to WWE. No one knows, but my current estimate is:
45% returns to CMLL
40% goes to WWE
15% goes to AAA or some place else
Fancy way of saying ‘I dunno’.
El Universal interviews the “12” minis cage match. This was from the photoshoot which Tzuki missed, so I think that’s why he’s not counted. Quick sum-up of interesting comments
* Pequeno Ninja: big fan of Dorada so hopes to fight him at the end
* Mini Olimpico & Fantasy: everyone’s on their own, no friends
* Cosmico (listed as 22 years old): wants to stay till the end to win a mask
* Nino de Acero & Shockercito: getting out of the cage ASAP
* Mini Warrior: wants Olimpico or Dorado’s mask
An outdoor show at a fair is not unusual, except if it’s in Colombia.
Abismo Negro is on the cover of Dos de Tres.
Wagnermania posted video of the Copa el Toreo tournament from Arena Lopez Mateos.
CMLL (TUE) 01/13 Arena Mexico
1) Pegasso & Rey Cometa vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Fabián el Gitano, Tony Rivera vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Loco Max
3) Flash, Máscara Púrpura, Stuka Jr. vs Shigeo Okumura, Skandalo, Vangelis
4) Mascara Dorada, Sagrado, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., La Máscara vs Terrible, Texano Jr., Villano III
Both Dos and V3, huh. Villanos for sure seem to still be on good terms here despite working with Perro Jr. Dos, I’m not sure about.
CMLL (FRI) 01/16 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Sombra de Plata vs Camorra & Zayco
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Sahori vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
3) Máscara Púrpura vs Virus [lightning]
4) Blue Panther, Shocker, Toscano vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Villano V
5) Héctor Garza, Mark Corleone, Místico vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
6) La Sombra & Volador Jr. vs Averno & Mephisto [CMLL TAG]
Yes. A flip from yesterday, with mostly older tecnicos on the underd (and their rivals.) Blanca’s official a ruda.
CMLL (SUN) 01/18 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Trueno vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Astro Boy vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Pólvora, Skandalo
3) Felino, Misterioso II, Virus vs Mascara Dorada, Máscara Púrpura, Sagrado
4) Dos Caras Jr., Mark Corleone, Toscano vs Lizmark Jr., Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) Místico vs Black Warrior
That’s pretty random, but they are facing off in the semimain trios tommorow.
CMLL (WED) 02/18 Auditorio Miguel Barragan de San Luis Potosi [El Sol de San Luis]
1) Mascarita Dorada & Tzuki vs Pequeño Damian 666 & Pierrothito
2) Mictlán & Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr. & Virus
3) Dos Caras Jr., Mascara Dorada, Máximo vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
4) Mark Corleone & Místico vs Averno & Mephisto [CMLL TAG]
Finally, a date. Card subject to change.