01/11: Hora Cero, GDL

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CMLL (SUN) 01/11 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, CMLL, WiLlYeR @ elMartinete, cesar @ box y lucha]
1) Pegasso & Rey Cometa b Calígula & Méssala
2) Euforia & Nosferatu b Flash & Stuka Jr.
3) Blue Panther, Mark Corleone, Shocker b Ephesto, Terrible, Texano Jr.
4) Black Warrior, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero b La Sombra, Místico, Volador Jr.
5) Shockercito L Pierrothito, Mascarita Dorada, Último Dragoncito, Pequeño Warrior, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Olímpico, Tzuki, Nino de Acero, Pequeno Ninja, Fantasy, Electrico, Cosmico [mask, cage]

Wrestlers had to stay in the cage for seven minutes, but all the tecnicos just left at the start of the match to confound the rudos. They were ordered back in the cage, and Dorada and Shockercito ended up doing dives off the top of the cage as their way of getting back in. Pequeno Ninja ended up leaving early again and didn’t seem like he realized it, because the ring announcement to allow escape was just after, but the referees explained it to him and he climbed back in and then climbed back out later.

Order of escape went Cosmico, Electrico, Fantasy, Pequeno Ninja, Tzuki, Pequeno Olimpico, Pequeno Universo 2000, Pequeno Black Warrior. This left it 3 tecnicos (Dragoncito, Dorada, Shockercito) vs Pierrothito. Dragoncito took off and escaped, and Shockercito seemed to be next, but Dorada did a “spectacular” series of moves to escape before Shockercito, leaving him with Pierrothito. Those two wrestled to a fall, and Pierrothito made Shockercito give up to a bridging reverse facelock. Shockercito is Javier Cortes Sanchez from Villanueva, Oaxaca, 8 years a professional wrestler (so he’d wrestled a little over a year before taking this gimmick.)

Shockercito unmasked photos: CMLL, box y lucha. This match seemed to be on track for 52MX, but CMLL.com’s preview of the show says “EVENTO GRABADO PARA LA TV POR TELEVISA CANAL 9 GALAVISIÓN”, so perhaps it WILL be on the main show? Maybe they can save the tape for the next time they plan on running a notPPV.

Warrior blatantly foul kicked Mistico, but got away with for the semimain win. They have a singles match next Sunday.

CMLL.com’s recap mentions Euforia and Nosferatu’s win may have set them up for a third shot at the tag team titles. Attendance is said to be good – maybe 75%?

CMLL (SUN) 01/11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [MT]
4) Mascara Dorada b Dragon Rojo Jr.
5) Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara b Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Garza pinned UG clean in a third, then demanded (and received) a trios title shot for next Sunday. Dorada pulled Rojo’s mask before pinning him for the semifinal win.

Dos Jr. is still listed as working tomorrow in Arena Mexico. We’ll see!

In Monterrey, Caifan is hurt again. This time, it’s an abdominal injury, which will require three months of rest. He’s had nothing but bad luck the last year.

Box Y Lucha #2905 has Mistico conquering Japan and Chessman explaining his first wrestling payday was a chicken pie. Article teasers include Bam Bam responding to Freelance, Super Fly saying the only real Fuerza Aerea, Hector Garza saying he’s not copying Alex Koslov and memories of Aguila India.

SuperLuchas looks back at Silver King’s past failures and success in Tijuana.

WrestlingObserver posted their AAA recap

AAA (SUN) 01/11 Arena Cuatro Caminos Nuevo Laredo [RFC]
1) Anubis, Lady Storm, Mini Laredo Kid vs Mandragora, Mini Black Mamba, Mini Rio Bravo
2) Black Fenix, Power Ranger I, Street Boy vs Black Mamba, Oscuridad, Violento
3) Principe Diamante, Sangre Chicana, Universal vs Hombre de Negro, Kendor, Soberdosis
4) Estrella Universal, Hombre Sin Miedo, Laredo Kid vs Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II

Or, you know, they’re not taking two months of here.