04/05: GDL, Coliseo, links

CMLL (SUN) 04/05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [nohayfianza @ box y lucha, mt 4, 5]
4) Dos Caras Jr., Sagrado, Volador Jr. b Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
5) Texano Jr. b Atlantis [NWA LH]

Texano Jr. defated Atlantis for the NWA Light Heavyweight Championship in Guadalajara last night. That’d the first singles title for Texano Jr., who also currently hold the Occidente (GDL) Tag Team Titles with Terrible. Add in his two fall hair victory over Maximo in the sasme building, and Texano’s the king of Guadalajara at the moment.

Match sounds completely clean. Texano got Atlantis with a submission in the first fall, Atlantis came back and won the second fall with a plancha, the third fall featured the usual spots (tapatia! caverneria!) and Texano snuck in a small package for teh win.

In the semifinal, Dos is back to being a jerk. His partners still managed to win the match despite Dos’ non participation, Volador getting Rey with a guillotine legdrop. The rudos invited him over to their side (wait, why would you want him if he’s not wrestling? rudos need better plans) but Dos also refused to make a decision. If this was real, I would hope the promoter would refuse to pay him.

CMLL (SUN) 04/05 Arena Coliseo [Ovaciones]
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II b Caligula & Messala
2) Leono, Metalico, Tigre Blanco b Bronco III, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) La Seductora, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra b Lluvia, Marcela, Sahori
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, Mascara Dorada b Ephesto, Felino, Lizmark Jr.
5) Blue Panther, Hector Garza, Shocker DQ Averno, Mephisto, Ray Mendoza Jr.

Mendoza fouled Panther in the third fall for the DQ. Rosa Negra pinned Marcela, and off of all of that, they’ll be having a mask vs hair match next week. I’m thinking the barber can take the day off. I don’t want to be down on Rosa Negra, she’s seems good whenever I get to actually see here, but it’s kinda tough to believe someone’s going to win a big singles match when they have zero singles matches (meaningful or not) wins ever. I mean, here’s the complete list of “Rosa Negra” singles matches in the big CMLL arenas:

2007-07-08 Arena Coliseo 2) Marcela b Rosa Negra

You may be saying to yourself “how odd that they would have a non-stip women singles match in CMLL” and that is right, it would be odd – that’s a Toryumon Mexico match. These three weeks feuds, based all in trios matches, with someone dropping their hair or mask, continue to be anti-climatic and boring, whether they’re men or women involved. I hope the match is really good (if they give it time, it really should be) but I wish they’d find a better way of doing these.

Rosa Negra vs Marcela has a pretty good shot at beating Ultimo Guerrero vs Villano V, doesn’t it? If you could somehow transport both matches to a void of non-fan reaction (like last night’s WM main event?)

indy (SUN) 04/05 Arena Solidaridad [Proyeccion Luchistica]
1) Baby Fox, Sky, Turbina b Boomerang, Kokox Klan, Misionero
2) Black Demon, Mongol Chino Jr., Sexy Psicis b Axl, Burrito, Furor
3) Monje Negro II, Monje Negro III, Monje Negro Jr. b Centurion Negro, Karonte, Mongol Chino
4) Histeria, Maniaco, Psicosis II b Diluvio Negro I, Estrella Dorado Jr., Gato Volador
5) Antifaz del Norte, Hator, Super Porky b Aventurero, Diluvio Negro II, La Park

Porky replaced Blue Demon, who was said to be injuried on the ROH card (which could explain his ROH performance – or he could just be Blue Demon.) Antifaz and Park are tag team champs of some sort, but not after this match – Hator got away with a foul on Park while wearing Antifaz, then Park challenged Antifaz to find a partner and he’d find a partner and they’d have a match.

Speaking of ROH, Night 2 results were:
– Kevin Steen, Jay Briscoe, Magno, Generico b Chris Hero, Eddie Edwards, Incognito, Dave Richards
– Brent Albright b Claudio Castagnoli & Blue Demon Jr.
– Roderick Strong b Alex Koslov

Reports live say Alex impressed, Magno & Incognito were okay, and Blue Demon was Blue Demon.

WagnerMania looks at the regulations of remasking and how well it’s enforced (spoiler: badly.) This gets me thinking about something I wanted to talk about yesterday:

El Fantasma publicly suspending Konnan and asking other commissioners to do it in their areas it very strange in retrospect. It’s not a surprise other commissions have chosen to ignore it; if we figured that might happen, Fantasma and company surely did as well. I don’t think the general public knew it was going to happen, though. I think the average fan sees the lucha libre commissions as more ineffectual, not using their power when they could, rather than actually powerless. The commissions can be a nuisance at most, and only if they really press, and acting like they can do more than that and being unable to deliver only destroys their illusion of having power. So why would they try this? Self delusion about their power and reach? Pressure from fellow wrestlers to do something, even just symbolic?

Al Filo del Ring has an interview with Dr. Wagner Jr., who’s so invested in working independents and AAA that he’s still complaining about not working in CMLL. They also talk to Angelico, who’s a South American who moved to Spain and wrestled in NWE before being brought to Mexico.

WagnerMania also has vied of Santo, Wagner, Park vs Damian 666, Mr. Aguila and Perro Aguayo Jr from Arena Neza.

SuperLucha notes the 66th Anniversary of the opening of Arena Coliseo.

The Gladiatores looks around Gimnasio Latinoamericano, where both Skayde and Gran Apache teach their classes (and was been show on AAA TV during the Apache bits.)

Hablando de Catch looks at Veneno’s real job of making masks, boots, and gear. Did you know there’s a Veneno blog? I don’t know how I missed out on that.

Box Y Lucha has the trios champions retaining the titles.

Ohtani’s Jacket looks back at El Signo vs Villano V