CMLL (TUE) 02/17 Arena Mexico [ESTO]
1) Artillero & Super Comando b Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata b Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skandalo
3) La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei b Lluvia, Marcela, Sahori
4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Felino, Sangre Azteca b Hijo del Fantasma, Mascara Dorada, Valiente 5) La Mascara, Shocker, Volador Jr. DQ Heavy Metal, Negro Casas, Ultimo Guerrero
Heavy Metal replaced Mr. Niebla. Main event came down to Shocker and UG. Ultimo fouled Shocker and faked his own foul, and the refs actually DQed the right person for once. Ultimo did retain the heavyweight title over Garza in Puebla on Monday, but Shocker made a challenge for it after this match (and Dos is still waiting for his match.) Ultimo made the same “beat me in a singles match and you’ll get a title match” bit.
Nothing much for the rest of this show.
Pequeno Halloween, Mr. Aguilita, and (Pequeno) Cosmico have jumped to Perros del Mal, according to an interview with ESTO. The other Halloween was also formerly introduced as a members of the promotion. Perro and Damian made a point of saying they were no calling guys up to recruit, but these guys had come to them looking for work.
Mini Halloween and Mr. Aguilita (who just worked Sunday) leaving while Pequeno Damian stays breaks up the Mini Familia de Tijuana/Mini Perros del Mal, one of the funnest groups of the last 18 months. The division had moved on to the Pierrothito/Warrior/Violencia group of rudos, and with as few minis matches that make the shows per week, it makes a lot of sense to move on if you’ve got a chance to get move bookings. It’ll be sad to see them go to the land of limited TV exposure.
Cosmico was barely used by CMLL. He hasn’t been on a show since the cage match. Before the lead up to that, he hadn’t been used since the lightweight tournament in September. So it’s hard to say he’ll be missed when no one realized he wasn’t around.
Meanwhile, in Reforma, Perro Aguayo Jr. sets up some simple ground rules for a mask vs hair match with El Hijo del Santo. Just two small requests:
1) it must happen on a Perros del Mal show
2) Santo must take the mask of Blue Demon Jr. or Dr. Wagner Jr. or LA Park to prove he’s on Perro Jr.’s level
Just say “no”, Perro, it’ll be a lot quicker.
CMLL.com announced the Dos Leyenda show (03/20) will honor Salvador Lutteroth (as it does every year) and Cavernario Galindo.
Televisa is doing it’s annual sports awards, including luchador of the year. WWE airing on Televisa has solved the problem of “how do you chose 3 guys from 2 promotions.” This year’s candidates are John Cena, Mesias, and Blue Panther. Right now, Cena and Mesias are about even on web voting, but Cena is blowing everyone away on cell phone voting. Also, did you know Villano V actually beat Blue Panther? Little trivia there for you.
Speaking of, Milenio has a column which briefly mentions Villano V is upset with CMLL. V5’s said to feel he was ignored after his mask win, pushed off to the side, and so he’s not responding to the idea of a rematch with Panther (or the double stip with UG and V3.) After the mask match, V5 only appeared 4 more times in Arena Mexico the rest of the year (though he’s been on a lot early this year as they’ve started the program back up.)
On el Martinete, rabano enmascarado posted photos and results from a AAA show in Poza Rica. I don’t know how many people they can fit in that building (3000? 4000?) but it looks packed.
Ovaciones’ big story is about CMLL mounting a campaign against tuberculois, with a press confrence tommorow. Atlantis is the guy in charge, and will go to schools to speak about it.
The other story that seems to be posted everywhere today is Arkangel and others going over to Nitro’s house to visit him. I don’t know why this is news; persumbably they didn’t wait a month to check in on him after hurting his knee. If there’s some angle coming out of this, then that’s news and I guess it is nice to remind people that Nitro still exists.
Mr. Reyes posted photos of last weekend’s Neza show over on his mySpace. Nice bit of Scorpio Jr. and Villano III signing a clipboard to make their (teased) hair match more offical than the usual empty challenges.
Etecetra has a genreal article on Titans en el Ring.
ESPNDeportes writes about the UWE cage match. Even though Mano Negra lost, he does not concede deficiet, which kinda renders the whole thing a bit pointless.
Guerreros del Ring #178 has the Hijos del Averno on the cover.
Box Y Lucha #2910 has Charly Manson on the cover and also has a “Super Crazy says he’s not going to AAA!” article. We’ll see tonight.
Ohtani’s Jacket looks thru some Lizmark in AAA and Peste Negra vs Sagrado/Mascara/Volador from Puebla.
But what a sorry bunch of technicos. They all look the same, they wrestle the same and I don’t know how I’m supposed to tell them apart. If it were up to me, I’d shoot the lot.