04/04 – 05 Lucha Times


AAA-US: Last show before Rey de Reyes. Apaches/GATO! vs Billy/Morenos, Hermandad/MPs, HF2 vs Alex/X-Pac, Electro/Silver/Zorro vs Abismo/Charly/Parka, Chessman & Konnan vs Mesias

52MX: Women’s match and sorta-Hijos vs sorta-high flyers

LATV/FOX: Coliseo Tag champs vs Tuareg, maybe the minis lightning, more Mistico/Negro in trios.


CMLL: Trios title match, Hijos vs Tecnicos, Sagrado/Sombra/Volador oddly in the tercera

AAA-MEX: Madero taping, so we’ve got the start of the cruiserweight tournament and the apparent end of the Vipers in AAA. Plus, the Aero/Fabi bit gets explained (the Rey de Reyes match didn’t air in Mexico), Parka/Corleone vs Konnan/Silver King and Charly/Mesias/X-Pac vs Chessman/Electro/Zorro

C3: top 4, including Shockercito vs Fire

04/01: Maximo gone, GDL, Solidaridad, Monterrey

Maximo’s hair loss to Texano was his farewell: Reforma (via Jazzo) has him leaving CMLL to rejoin the independents. Maximo repeatedly complains CMLL is totally focused on one guy and only that guy, and everyone is unhappy because they don’t get as much, though he doesn’t actually mention this one guy’s name.

He means Mistico, I know. (Maximo also said the same thing on a radio show.) I do wonder at the thought process here – if you annoyed at being a big enough star, you’re going to go to promotions who have little or no TV? That’s what matters in 2009. Maximo seems pretty clear that he’s going independent and not to AAA, but I’m not sure AAA would be looking for his kinda of character right now.

India Sioux hasn’t been on any CMLL card we know of since mid February and nto in Arnea Mexico since December. She could keep working here, but she’s not really working much at all.

CMLL (SUN) 03/29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Mongol b Milenio
2) Katana & Malefico b Angel del Mal & Infierno [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
3) Palacio Negro & Samurai b Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
4) Boomerang & Gallo b Acertijo & Mr. Trueno [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
5) Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca b Hector Garza, La Sombra, Shocker
6) Averno, Mephisto, Texano Jr. b Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero

Assuming I’ve got it right, and who really knows anymore, these are the standings going into the final round

7: Boomerang/Meteoro & Gallo
6: Palacio Negro & Samurai
4: Katana & Malefico
3: Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy
2: Acertijo & Rey & Mr. Trueno
2: Angel del Mal & Infierno

The leading team faces Katana & Malefico, who still have something to play for if second place matters. I’m still not sure first place matters. Negro/Samurai face one of the trailing teams,, Angel del Mal & Inferino, which one would presume they will win.

LA Rosa (SUN) 03/29 Arena Solidaridad [RFC & josedjesus]
1) Baby Fox, Sky, Turbina b Guerrero Griego, Neon, Titanik
2) Bella Karina, Galactar, Martha Villalobos, Mini Gato Volador b Linda Star, Mini Hator, Mongol Chino Jr., Sexi Psicsis
3) Diluvio Negro I, Estrella Dorada, Gato Volador b Apolo Estrada, Mongol Chino, Monje Negro Jr.
4) Antifaz del Norte, Olimpico, Scorpio b Diluvio Negro II, Intocable, Zumbido
5) Aventurero, El Hijo Del Santo, Tinieblas jr. DQ Fuerza Guerrera, Hator, Super Parka

Hator took Santo’s mask for the DQ and they talked hair vs mask after. Zumbido replaced Juvi, still out. RFC says 5000 fans.

CMLL (TUE) 03/31 Arena Mexico [ESTO, SuperLuchas, Avellaneda @ box y lucha]
1) Artillero, Inquisidor, Super Comando b Molotov, Sombra de Plata, Trueno
2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Astro Boy Sensei b Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Vangelis
3) Shockercito b Fire [hair]
4) Maximo, Mictlan, Shocker b Felino, Heavy Metal Okumura, Mr. Niebla
5) Atlantis, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero b La Sombra, Mistico, Volador Jr.

Shockercito took falls 1 and 3 clean. Rudos challenged for a tag title shot after their main event win; sounds like it’ll be Atlantis/Rey as the team next week for Fan Appreciation day. Sunday’s main event appears to be a Marcela vs Rosa Negra mask versus mask match, which should fill Arena Mexico to the brim.

AAA trumpets Alex Koslov in ROH. (CMLL does not mention half the trips people go on.) Looks like the lucha particpation matches are going to be

– Generico vs Blue Demon Jr. vs Brent Albright vs Claudio Castagnoli
– Kevin Steen, Jay Briscoe, Magno vs Chris Hero, Eddie Edwards, Incognito
– Bryan Danielson vs Alex Koslov (!)

– Alex Koslov vs Roderick Strong
– Kevin Steen, El Generico, Jay Briscoe, Magno vs the American Wolves, Chris Hero, Incognito
– Nigel McGuiness, Claudio Castagnoli vs Blue Demon Jr., Brent Albright

Bobby Lee is interviewed about his career. He’s currently commissioner in Leon, and complains Santo cheated to beat him. In a unusual occurrence of links working in tandem, DJ Espectro talks to Bobby Lee Jr., suspected to be the original Ice Cream. DJ Espectro also asks for more visitors leave comments; sometimes, I’ve personally found that’s a better idea in theory than it is in practice.

DTU interviews Chris Hero about coming in.

Lucha libre will be on CSI. Don’t care.

Maska Lucha points out some Dos Caras inspired baseball caps. I still need to get an Artillero one.

LuchaWorld has Robert on AAA’s 07 Pena show, and CMLL 10/27 and 11/03.

AAA (MON) 05/04 Centro Banamex
1) Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Super Fly vs Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II
2) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs Jack Evans & Teddy Hart
3) ? & Vampiro vs Chessman & Extreme Tiger
4) Alex Koslov, Rocky Romero, X-Pac vs Kenzo Suzuki, Silver King, Zorro
5) ?, Charly Manson, Mesias vs Electro Shock, Konnan, Ozz

Looks like status quo is still the way to go. Let’s be honest: I don’t care who the mystery people are.

CMLL (TUE) 03/31 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Hierro vs Skaxy
2) Silueta vs Atenea
3) Idolo vs Depredador
4) Virgo vs Ebola
5) Metal Blanco & Valiente vs Mascara Magica & Satanico
6) Dos Caras Jr., La Mascara, Sagrado vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca

CMLL (SUN) 04/05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Astaroth & Hierro vs Fraile de la Muerte & Relampago Azul
2) Casanova, Magnum, Neutron vs Asesino Negro, Güero Loco, Rey Trueno
3) Dark Angel & Lady Apache vs Amapola & Princesa Blanca
4) Dos Caras Jr., Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
5) Texano Jr. vs Atlantis [NWA LH]

Fan appreciation show. Big week for Atlantis!