02/06: Renato Torres, notes

Renato Torres passed away on Thursday. He was on half of a famous team with Vikingo called “Los Hippies” and also teamed with El Solitario. Torress had just been honores at the Guadalajara Lucha Libre Festival.

Octagon is third in Rey de Reyes. He’s not even going to the finals.

While hyping up this weekend’s show, Konnan challenges the local promoter to put his company on the line against the Legion so he can take over Mazatlan.

The Gladiatores has video interviews with Hijo del Diablo, Black Terry, Shu el Guerrero and all three announcing their new trio.

(SuperLuchas) Blue Demon Jr. is hosting a book signing/indy music showcase.

Atlantis visited a kindergarten. Of course he did.

Super Amigos airs in the New York Museum of Natural History’s film festival next Tuesday.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and Robert on 08/11/07 CMLL

Terrible show from a terrible promotion.

02/06 Previews

CMLL (FRI) 02/06 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Metálico vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Loco Max
3) Astro Boy vs Calígula [lightning]
4) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, Shockercito vs Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
5) Misterioso II, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero vs Terrible, Villano III, Villano V
6) La Sombra, Místico, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Mr. Niebla is still scheduled to wrestle tonight, after getting into a car accident yesterday. Both Ovaciones and ESTO say Niebla was taken to the hospital in an ambulance, but later released. The story of this match is the tecnicos trying to avenge last weke’s main event rematch.

Perhaps the bigger events tonight are in Guadalajara. The Perros and CMLL are running shows tonight against each other.

CMLL (FRI) 02/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metal Blanco & Metatron vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Boomerang, Meteoro, Virgo vs Mr. Aguilita, Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Halloween
3) Mascara Dorada & Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto & Mephisto
4) Máximo, Sagrado, Shocker vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Dark Angel vs Marcela, Lady Apache, Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Sahori, Princesa Blanca, Goddess, Hiroka, Medussa, La Nazi [cage, hair]

Loaded up card, though not as much as the first show against the Perros here. I figure the main event breaks down this way

Completely Safe: Dark Angel, Marcela, Lady Apache, Amapola, Princesa Blanca
Possible: Mima Shimoda, Sahori, Goddess, Hiroka, Medussa, La Nazi

I’m still leaning towards La Nazi, but it could be any one of those six.

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Perros del Mal (FRI) 02/06 Coliseo Olimpico Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1) Olímpico vs X-Fly, Súper Nova, Payasho Luchin, Asesino Negro Jr., Flash I [hair, mask]
2) Damián 666 & Mr. Águila vs Juventud Guerrera & Super Crazy
3) Cibernetico, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, LA Park vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Intocable, Rayman

I’m guessing it’s one of the locals losing here. And a DQ in the main event, of course.

More El Santo


Tons of more articles remembering Santo and talking about yesterday’s festivities. Apologies if a duplicate article sneaks thru.

* Santo bios: Milenio (more detail about his lucha career than elsewhere), ESPN Deportes, informador, mt, am.com.mx, and Santo in his own words

* E-Consulta sets the scene at the Santo statue

* Recap of all the events of the day: El Siglo de Torreon. ESTO is more detailed, with separate articles on Hijo del Santo visiting the statue, the mass and the crowd wanting to get in. Notimex talks to other wrestlers at the mass about Santo.

* Interviews with El Hijo del Santo: Milenio, el diario

* El Santo as film star, a psuedo-national holiday, an eternal idol and a well marketed brand despite (or becuase) much pirated/quasi-legal merchandise.

* SuperLuchas looks back at Santo vs Bobby Lee, Santo’s last major feud.

* and Kcidis Santo toon

Kinda interesting to note that Axxel is nowhere to be found in any of this. Occasionally, the interviewer (and the quotes are so similar it may just be one interview) asks about the Nieto del Santo deal, and Santo is more respectful towards Axxel than usual while asserting his total control over the Santo name and legacy, but Axxel himself appears to be a non-person.