CMLL Puebla #23 (02/14)

taped 02/08. Five matches.

Nothing that interesting here. I thought the opener was good, but I wasn’t expecting to be the best match. Probably should know better.

Main event – I sure hope this was edited, because it’s pretty pathetic any other way. You can’t do a five minute match as your main event, that’s just absurd. Why bother even showing up at that point? I’m presuming they would’ve skipping showing it if didn’t set up something next week, but I would be fine not seeing Garza/Guerrero. (And, as it turns out, I can’t because it hasn’t turned up.)

03/10: Juarez, notes

AAA (SUN) 03/08 Ciudad Juarez [albert cerda]
1) Astro Boy (Juarez), Rey Halcon, Stigma b Espectro III, Hannibal, Hermes Jr.
2) Chucky, La Perucha, Samurai b el Tirburon, Rafaga, Romano
3) Mascarita Sagrada 2007 & Octagoncito b Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Histeria
4) Laredo Kid & Super Fly b Jack Evans & Teddy Hart
5) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown b Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz
6) Vampiro NC Mesias

Vampiro & Mesias talked about how great each other guy was and how they’re friends now but they’re being forced to fight here. Then they had a street fight around the building, and everyone else ran in for the NC. And then Vampiro and Mesais talked about how great each other was. Next big show in Juarez is 03/22: Perro Jr. vs Santo vs Cibernetico, and Olimpico/Super Crazy vs Halloween/Damian 666.

Ovaciones has a big story on a Dos Leyendas change: Black Warrior out, Misterioso II in. No champions vs champions match for sure. Ovaciones isn’t quite sure why there’s the Sub. Warrior’s scheduled to work tonight in Arena Mexico.

AAA notes Mini Charly Manson & Mini Chessman fell apart as a team at a spot show on 03/06 and challenged each other to title and hair matches. And they’ll probably still be teaming tomorrow, but they act like one of those matches may actually happened.

AAA also says they’re running Arena Lopez Mateos on the 4/4 with Wagner & Silver King vs Zorro & Konnan. Wagner repeats to Al Filo del Ring this doesn’t mean he’s going to AAA full time (regardless of Luchas 2000 cover implies.)

TelevisaDeportes says Mima Shimoda is headed back to Japan until 04/02.

Al Filo del Ring also has interviews with Intocable & Zumbido about their hair match 10 days from now and Cibernetico about not going back to AAA.

Celebrating the International Day Of Women, Dos de Tres looks back at the history of women’s wrestling. Al Filo del Ring has an interview with Cinthia Moreno, who makes the saliant point: “Women get one day? Women should get EVERY day.”

CMLL must’ve belatedly put out a press release about the show airing in Spain, because it got picked up in Televisa Deportes and Ovaciones.

LuchandoLibre previews next Saturday’s Gronda benefit show

Box Y Lucha lists a show on 03/15 with Messala putting his mask against whatever title Cuchillo has (it’s not listed.)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and Robert on IWRG 11/01/2007, and GdR 10/27 and 11/03 and FSE 11/04/07 and a video clip of Sergio el Hermoso & Bello Greco vs Fujiwara and Kimura

AAA #872 (02/14)

taped 01/18/09

I had to recap this show twice, and didn’t think as much of it the second time.

The Poder Norte/Fuerza Aerea match was full of holes on a second look.

Morenos/Billy vs Apaches was good both times thru, drama wise.

DMex vs Legion also stole it’s story well, though I don’t know why X-Pac didn’t hit Zorro with the cane in the end. (Besides the story said he couldn’t.)

They tried to go all out for the atomicos match. Not everything worked but it was afir effort anyway.

main event was the Mesias show. I could do without it, though it wasn’t outrageous until he killed Black Abyss