Questions for next Lucha Listen-In intereview: Konnan

Tony’s still working getting on an exact date of this interview, though it’d be sometime this month, and it may be a little ways off. or it may be a lot sooner, we’re not sure. We thought we should open a post for comments right now, but keep in mind that the actual conversation may be a little ways off.

03/03: notes

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Ovaciones says Princesa Blanca retained the women’s title over Marclea last night in Puebla. I believe them on that.

Next Monday in Puebla, la Facultad de Psicologia de la UAP is offering a series of presentations about lucha libre in that town, as part of the 55th anniversary celebration of Arena Puebla. The events include a Santo movie, photos by Alexis Salazar (complimented in the article), a panel discussion and the weekly show. The people organizing this function have been working at putting together a history of wrestling in Puebla.

It’s IWRG review day: Robert watches the 08/11/07 and the 09/01/07 TV, and Ohtani’s Jacket watches Oficials vs Freelance, Marco Rivera and Veneno from a show in between. KrisZ’s news update is also up.

AAA has a ticket giveaway on their site, as well as articles explaining Vampiro was meant to be in the main event this week but Konnan said no, Crazy Boy hasn’t forgot his issues with Joe Lider and the Air Force back togehter and actually winning. Vampiro’s referred to as the former comissioner in the article up there, so I’m clearly missing an storyline twist, but it would explain why Konnan could ban Vamp from a match now.

This week’s Ras de Lona mentioned Medussa is pregnant (and obviously out of action). Luna Magica is apparently close to delivering her child.

The LA Times points out a hard to find El Santo gallery in Mexico City.

Guerreros del Ring #180 has Dos Caras Sr. on the cover and an interview with K-Tomico of El Martinete inside.

What’s Today’s CMLL Main Event?

It’s probably Shocker vs Ultimo. That’s what CMLL has, that’s what’s listed over on ESTO. Ovaciones seems to be on a different page.

I can’t fit in the headline here, but it’s “Dos Caras, going for the championship” too. To be fair, it does take a chart to figure out who Ultimo Guerrero is supposed to feuding with (and if he’s meant to be doing it as a tecnico or a rudo) at any moment, but it’ s not like the answer is hard to find – this is what’s in the bottom left hand corner of the same page

Today’s article – and yesterday’s, with various subs that weren’t – do not carry a byline. I wonder if someone’s filling in for Arturo Rosas Plata and isn’t quite up to speed. Something off, for sure.

03/20 CMLL Arena Mexico Lineup (Dos Leyendas)

CMLL (FRI) 03/20 Arena Mexico [ESTO]
1) Pequeño Olímpico, Shockercito, Ultimo Dragoncito vs Pequeno Violencia, Pequeno Warrior, Pierrothito
2) Blue Panther, Sagrado, Toscano vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
3) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
4) Dos Caras Jr., Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
5) Negro Casas vs Mistico [CMLL WELTER]
6) Villano V vs Ultimo Guerrero [mask]

What did I say?

By the way, there’s very little chance SuperLucha’s expected Dos Leyendas card (including these trios titles against the other trios titles in unification match) coming thru. Even the welterweight title match tease is unlikely, or more likely another day – that’s the usual method of CMLL chain yanking.

Yea, I don’t know what I’m talking about. Point for SuperLuchas.

On the actual card:

– I’m not really sure they did it wrong, but – CMLL’s spent the period before the mask match and the period since the mask match pushing Blue Panther much harder than Villano V. Yet, six months down the line, Panther’s in a random segunda and V5 is headlining the show.

– If CMLL believed Ultimo Guerrero vs Villano V would sell out, they wouldn’t have Negro Casas & Mistico on the same show. Probably no coincidence that feud showed up just as they went away from the tag main event.

– Even if it’s a not a title match – and it’s not listed as such, perhaps because at least one of those teams will have a title defense before then – why put a meaningless trios match ahead of it on the card? Matches 2 and 4 are just about getting guys a slice of the payday. So is the champion vs champion match, unless they plan on following it up, but they could at least protect it as meaningful a little better.

– Happy for the minis to make it on here. That should be good, and a few other matches could be, if that’s what they’re looking for. I don’t know that they put together a card of excellent matches but for the general fans who just want to see the stars, they look to be giving enough. Tickets don’t go on sale until tomorrow, and hopefully they go fast enough that CMLL feels safe putitng his on PPV.