AAA (FRI) 03/13 Arena San Juan Pantitlan [the gladiatores]
1) Caricia, Diva Salvaje, Lady Colombia b Astuto, Escorpion Dorado, M1
2) Infinito, Mohicano I, Rey del Espacio, Super Brazo b Bestia Metalica, Miserable, Mohicano II, Ricky Ricon
3) Crazy Boy & Ultimo Gladiador b Extreme Tiger & Violento Jack
4) Dizzy b Bryan el Striper [hair]
5) Abismo Negro, Alex Koslov, Silver King DQ Black Abyss, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario
Silver King turned on his partners, of course. Black Abyss and Crazy boy worked as seconds in the semimian, with Black Abyss liberally interfering and martineting Bryan in the third fall, allowing Dizzy to pick up the win. Bryan got stretched out and I don’t see a picture of him bald, so…
The Gladiatores also has an audio interview with Zatura and a video promo with the EAW promoter.
CMLL (SUN) 03/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Artillero, Polvora, Super Comando b Astro Boy, Sensei, Starman
2) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, Shockercito b Pequeno Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Black Warrior, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca DQ Shocker, Toscano, Valiente
4) Dos Caras Jr., Mistico, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas
5) Texano Jr. DQ Maximo [hair]
Warrior worked here as normal, so whatever’s going on with him is limited to DF for the moment. There was a post suggesting whatever’s going on with him has to do with the DF Lucha commission (and not CMLL) – I recall people being suspended in other places for no-shows but can’t think of any one in Mexico City (and there’d certainly should be other people.)
CMLL (TUE) 03/17 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Fraile de la Muertge b Hierro
2) Skaxy b Plata
3) Quazar b Relampago Azul
4) Shockercito b Meteoro
5) Boomerang b Pequeno Violencia
6) Nosferatu & Rafaga b Flash & Stuka Jr.
7) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara b Euforia, Felino, Negro Casas
No Heavy Metal, so Euforia moved up and Rafaga took his place. Champions won a non-title match, a rarity.
CMLL (FRI) 03/20 Arena Mexico
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]
ESTO: Youth vs Experience. Ultimo Guerrero is 37 years old. (Villano V is 47.) Villano V says they keep doubting him (the cage match at the 74th anniversary and the Panther match last year) but he keeps winning, plus he’s in perfect physical shape and is dedicated this match to his family, the first time he’s done such a thing. Ultimo Guerrero says he’s been trained by the best, and wants to win a historic mask.
Ovaciones: Gives as much space to Salavador Lutteroth as the title match, and wonder which referee will be assigned to the mask match – no one knows until 10 minutes before the match. I presume Baby Richard is doing the Mistico match, which leaves Tigre Hispano. (Aww. We need to Rank the CMLL Referees one day on a day I feel like starting trouble.)
ESPNDeportes: This would be Ultimo Guerrero’s biggest win of his career, but hopefully the winner will be…the fans.
El Hijo del Santo: is picking Ultimo Guerrero, though he admits he picked Blue Panther in September and was wrong then too. If Villano V loses, it’s probably the end of his career, but Santo thinks UG could still be a big star as a Perro Aguayo unmasked rudo type. If Villano V were to win again, Santo might try to see if he could get the job done himself.
Who do you have?
Live Chat is tonight at 9:30. Or maybe sooner if the show starts sooner. There’ll be a post with the link before time. If we get live results, I’ll also try attempt to send them via the twitter account.
Of note, there’s also the AAA Taping in Madero, a show headling with Cibernetico/Perro vs Park/Tinieblas in Arena Xalapa, and the Zumbido/Intocable hair match in San Juan Pantitlan.
AAA has an interview with Cibernetico. I’m always happy for the people on the AAA website when they actually get to talk to a luchador. Cibernetico explains he’s working the US Tour because he agreed to the dates over a year ago, and made the promise personally to the Roldan family. He says he’s still not coming back to AAA until the virus (Konnan, not Virus) is gone, but he’s A Professional and will work these shows.
Last night, I thought I saw an article for a new Arena Mexico. Not so much. As SuperLuchas points out, Arena *Ciduad* Mexico would be a new modern stadium “in the heart of Mexico City”, taking the place of el Toreo as a non-CMLL major arena for lucha libre. Lucha would just be one occasional feature – the plan reads like it’s a large modern NBA Arena type building, which would hold concert, theater shows, other sports and other events. Article reads more like a plan than something solid, though they do mention it’s in “motion”, and the idea is to have it part of the bicentennial of Mexico City, which is in 2024. A little ways off, there.
Setting up the start of tonigth’s AAA cruiserweight tournament, AAA looks back at the recent creatred of the the minis title and the mega tournament. I’m eagrely anticipating the article about how they tag team tournament worked. It’s years later and I’m still not sure.
There’ll be lucha libre at the Yuma (Arizona) County Fiar at the end of the month.
Kcidis draws sad bald Maximo.
Luchas 2000 Especial 37 is a feature on Villano III.
LuchaWorld has Robert on IWRG from 12/01, 12/07 and 12/20/07, plus IWRG 10/27/07, plus KrisZ’s news update from Wednesday and Thursday.
CMLL (TUE) 03/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Novato vs Milenio
2) Coral vs Magnifica
3) Rey Trueno vs Exterminador
4) Casanova vs Rafaga
5) Magnum vs Mascara Magica
6) Flash & Mictlan vs Satanico & Virus
7) Shocker & Toscano vs Averno & Mephisto
CMLL (FRI) 04/03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Trueno vs Artillero, Inquisidor, Super Comando
2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Stuka Jr. vs Dr. X, Loco Max, Skandalo
3) Estrella Magica, La Seductora, Lluvia, Princesa Sujei vs Atenea, Coral, Magnifica, Silueta [ciber]
4) Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero vs Villano IV & Villano V
5) Mistico vs Negro Casas
Yet another fan appreciation show (though ticket prices are more spread out this time and aren’t cheap everywhere.)
If Mistico, UG, Villano V, and Negro Casas are headlining here, on a Friday, what could they possibly be doing in Arena Mexico in two weeks? (“a bad house”)
Main event is listed as a revenge match. HMMMMM. Third match is a Mexico City vs Guadalajara battle. Look, Guadalajara is up to FOUR women. Long night for Princesa Sujei.
Edit: Cibernetico is apparently a mask match. I dunno why. Estrella Magica doesn’t wear a mask and maybe one of the GDL women doesn’t either.