IWRG (THU) 03/19 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Epidemia b Galactik
2) Carta Brava Jr. & Heavy Boy b Garra de Aguila & Miss Gaviota
3) Black Terry, Mr. Condor, Muerte Roja b Pendulo, Tetsuya Bushi, Turbo
4) Arlequin, Black Terry, Pierroth II b Chico Che, Fantastik, Multifacetico
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Fuerza Guerrera, Zatura b Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Oficial 911
Bushi filled in for Freelance (and worked with the tecnicos) and Garra de Aguila replaced Skayde. Turbo is mentioned here to be the current NWA Mexican Lightweight champion and Mr. Condor (video interview) got to the pin on him to feud with him.
ZUMBIMANIA (FRI) 03/20 Arena San Juan Pantitlan [the Gladiatores]
1) Comando Obscuro L Rey Famthom, Miserbale, Gargola, el Colombiano, Mosco de la Merced (?), Comando Rojo, el Colombiano, Kid Star, Batman del Futuro, Negro Casasola, Dinamico [hair]
2) Esther Moreno & Rossy Moreno b Flor Metalica & La Chola
3) Mini Black Cat, Mini Cibernetico, Mini Ozz, Mini Scorpio b La Parkita, Mascarita Brillante, Mascarita de Oro, Mini Zumbido
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Veneno b Emilio Charles Jr. & Scorpio Jr. and Cien Caras Jr. & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
5) Intocable b Zumbido [hair]
This was actually a Zumbido produced show. After Intocable beat Zumbido, Zumbido decided to turn tecnico. This annoyed Emilio and Scorpio, who wanted to reform the Guapos, but Intocable went on to announce they were forming a trio with Super Porky. The new pair talked to the Gladiatores after the show.
CMLL (SUN) 03/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Acertijo & Mr. Trueno DQ Katana & Malefico [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
2) Palacio Negro & Samurai b Angel del Mal & Infierno [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
3) Meteoro & Gallo DCO Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
Another team change – Meteoero in for Boomerange this time around.
So, I think the standings are:
Team Win Loss Draw Points
Boomerang/Meteoro & Gallo 2 0 1 5
Palacio Negro & Samurai 2 1 0 4
Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy 1 1 1 3
Acertijo & Rey & Mr. Trueno 1 2 0 2
Angel del Mal & Infierno 1 2 0 2
Katana & Malefico 1 2 0 2
But it’d neat of CMLL to actually confirm this. It doesn’t bug me as much as the AAA Tag Tournament, because there seems to be a logical pattern I can work together (check the wiki for the last two rounds, including the one yet to be announced) and it’s a tournament of undercard guys for no particular prize, much less than a world title we’re supposed to care about, but I should not have to do math myself to figure out who’s winning.
IWRG (SUN) 03/22 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Eragon & Miss Gaviota b Comando negro & Sangre Africa
2) Freelance, Latin Brother, Mascara Magnifica b Judas el Traidor, Mixteco Jr., the Killer Jr.
3) Andy Barrow, Black Terry, Tetsuya Bushi b Bobby Lee Jr., Multifacetico, Pendulo
4) Cerebro Negro L Gemelo Fantastico II, Trauma I, Trauma II, Universo 2000, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Scorpio Jr., Dr. Cerebro, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Pierroth II, Gemelo Fantastico I, Zatura [cage, hair]
Cage match must’ve been a late change, because they weren’t scheduled to have one. With people going out, in, out, in, it ended up being Cerebro Negro losing his hair to Gemelo Fantastico. Second hair loss of the year for Cerebro Negro and we’re not out of March.
Abismo Negro stories:
– In a short press conference after the Mexico City funereal, Joaquin Roldan said the name Abismo Negro would not be used. Not sure if that means they just won’t put someone else into the costume, or if Mini Abismo will change his name.
– Among other wrestlers talking about Abismo Negro, Damian 666 says Abismo was dealing with depression, and his wife with cancer.
– One last service for him Wednesday in Villahermosa. The articles both mention Abismo wrestled as Alex Dinamo for two years before switching to Samurai. His first trainer says Abismo started in 1984, which means he would’ve been 13 when he started wrestling.
– There’s a call for the Box Y Lucha comission (both locally and nationally) sancation AAA and their local Cancun promoter for billing someone as Abismo Negro when the real one had already passed.
– El Universal talks to boxers and MMA-ists about how often people use steroids in combat sports.
– The Gladiatores has a remembrance.
Juvi apparently sent pictures of his bruised/broken face to the magazine sites, as well as Tercera Caida, with much the same story from his mySpace page (though there’s addiotional bit about Konnan trying to beat him up on a foreign tour long ago, but Juvi fought him off – which explains even less why he was trying so hard to get him in AAA.)
Box Y Lucha quotes Reforma quoting Joaquin Roldan, who’s going with a “it was just supposed to be a joke, wrestlers will be wrestlers” defense. He pretty much says Konnan in charge of the wrestlers, but you’d think the owner might get involved in a situation like this.
AAA is in the US, with the shows starting tomorrow. These’ll be the first big shows since Abismo’s death. No mention on a replacement for him. According to AAA, only the Las Vegas show is a taping.
Toscano will be out 10 to 12 weeks, recovering and rehabbing from right ankle surgery. He had eight screws put in, which means they have to open him back up in a month to take them out after everything’s back in place.
CMLL looks back at Bestia Salvaje, who died a year ago last week.
WagnerMania is auctioning off a shirt autographed by all who were on the Groon XXX benefit show (Wagner, Zumbido, Scorpio, etc) with the proceeds going to Groon. There’s also lots of pictures from WagnerMania shows.
As part of the Guerreros del Ring/el Martiente relationship, kcidis’ cartoons will start appearing in the magazine.
Arena Mexico previews are popping up on Thursday this week, for whatever reason.
La Voz Colorado writes about weekly Wednesday night shows in Denver.
LuchaWorld has Robert on AAA 09/30/07 and CMLL GDR 01/19 and 02/26, as well as KrisZ’s news update.
CMLL (MON) 03/30 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Blue Center vs Policeman & Sauron
2) Asturiano, Fabian el Gitano, Tony Rivera vs Ares, Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan
3) Flash, Metro, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus
4) Mascara Dorada, Maximo, Valiente vs Felino, Heavy Metal, Misterioso II
5) Hector Garza, Mistico, Shocker vs Averno, Mephisto, Rey Mendoza Jr.
That’s Villano V as Rey Mendoza Jr. Not sure if it’s a one time thing or a switch; it’s not uncommon to start referring them as their real names, but it is strange for that to be the name billed on the poster.
AAA (SUN) 03/29 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Rey Imagen vs Epidemius
2) Lover Boy & Rey Dragon vs Ejecutor & Mr. Secuestro
3) Aguila Extrema, Relampago, TDN vs Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II
4) La Momia vs Virual X
5) Chris Stone & El Elegido vs Billy Boy & Espiritu
AAA (MON) 03/30 Arena Cuatro Caminos Nuevo Laredo [RFC]
1) Fabi Apache & Mari Apache vs Doima & La Hechicera
2) Aerostar, Baby Rap, Estrella Universal, Universitario vs Jaque Mate, Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II
3) Alex Koslov, Rocky Romero, X-Pac vs Espiritu, Extreme Tiger, Teddy Hart
4) Alan Stone, El Elegido, Marco Corleone vs Electro Shock, Kenzo Suzuki, Zorro
Funny how, with the company touring US, the guys left behind for the weekly shows are the foreigners. Also, Rocky Romero turns up again (right in between NJPW tours?) Marco Corleone remains Marco Corleone for the moment, but if CMLL wanted control of Axxel’s name, they surely have rights on Marco’s.
CMLL SPARTAN (WED) 04/08 Auditorio Municipal de Tampico [RFC]
1) Transmetal vs Alejandro Montana, Guerrillero, Super Lobo, Mercurio, Iron Boy, Oro Negro, Jimmy Torres [ciber]
2) Shockercito & Tzuki vs Pequeño Damian 666 & Pierrothito
3) Pegasso vs Rey Cometa, Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, King Boy, Astro de Oro
4) Loco Castillo, Maximo, Volador Jr. vs Black Warrior, Bronco III, Sangre Azteca
5) ? vs ??
6) a replacement for Toscano, Dos Caras Jr., Hector Garza vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Ultimo Guerrero
Said to be a (local) TV taping. Semifinal is for the two finalists of the opener.