04/18-19 Lucha Times


AAA-US: Abismo Negro tribute, trios, Rey de Rey final, and that hair match (this time for sure.)

52MX: Marcela/Rosa Negra plus Guerreros vs Maximo/Shocker/Dos

FOX/LATV: Negro/Mistico, Fantasma/Mascara/Stuka vs Misterioso/Sangre/Okumura


CMLL: Mistico/Garza/Shocker vs Terrible/Texano and new rudo Dos

AAA-MEX: The Las Vegas taping, which we never got results (or a final lineup.) Unless Las Vegas didn’t get taped, which is a possibility.

C3: Panther/Sombra/Volador vs Ephesto/Mephisto/Texano

AAA Launches Free Streaming Video

Announced today on their website, and via mogulus.com, AAA is now streaming video on line. They actually have had their own video section, but haven’t really updated it much since the relaunch. Hopefully this makes it easier for them.

You can find the feed on AAA’s webpage, or over at http://www.mogulus.com/aaatv, and I’ve got a streaming player after the link (assuming I can get it to work). There’s a mention of on-demand video as well as streaming, but there doesn’t appear to be that option right now. There’s no schedule of what’s to air when, which is needed if this is to be more than a novelty.

The same Stones/Hart Foundation 2 match seems to be repeating – you’d hope they’d have more content on Day 1. I wonder at the rights they actually have to be airing this – Televisa blocks the US from viewing similar content via their website – but that’s not my problem. In a perfect world, they put up new episodes every Tuesday (and classic episodes every Thursday!) and the rest of the world doesn’t have to worry about capping them ourselves again.

I don’t think we’re so close to that, though – notice the Galavision logo in the upper left. They’re not getting this footage from AAA themselves, someone taped it off US TV.

There’s more to be done here, and AAA’s news article about this being an invoation is hilarious, because Mexico is so far behind everywhere else, but it’s a good start. They’re clearly doing better than CMLL, though I don’t want to celebrate until they show they can update the channel regularly.
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04/15: Mexico, Tampico, IWRG

CMLL (TUE) 04/14 Arena Mexico [ESTO]
1) Semental & Zayco b Starman & Trueno
2) Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Fantasy, Pequeño Olímpico, Shockercito
3) Flash, Pegasso, Rey Cometa b Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skandalo
4) Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca b Mascara Dorada, Mictlan, Sagrado
5) Ephesto, Mephisto, Terrible b Blue Panther, La Sombra, Volador Jr.

ESTO says good attendance. I do not know why. Nothing of note occurred.

Ovaciones doesn’t cover the show, talking up Friday’s card. They also break the news that Lluvia took Magnifica’s mask two weeks ago.

CMLL SPARTAN (WED) 04/08 Auditorio Municipal de Tampico [The Gladiatoes]
1) Oro Negro & Transmetal b Alejandro Montana and Guerrillero and Super Lobo and Mercurio and Iron Boy and Jimmy Torres [cibernetico]
2) Shockercito & Tzuki b Pequeño Damian 666 & Pierrothito
3) Astro Boy b Pegasso and Rey Cometa and Angel de Oro and Angel de Plata and King Boy
4) Black Warrior, Dr. Karonte, Sangre Azteca b Bronco III, Loco Castillo, Maximo
5) Oro Negro b Transmetal [SPARTAN STATE]
6) Dos Caras Jr., Hector Garza, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Ultimo Guerrero

I guess they forgot to send a replacement for Toscano, because Volador got bumped up to his spot in the main event and Bronco worked on the rudo side with Dr. Karonte fillng in as a tecnico.

IWRG (SUN) 04/12 Arena Naucalpan [the Gladiatores]
1) COmando Negro b Gizmo
2) Azoka & Daga b Carta Brava Jr. & Chico del Barrio
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Capitan Muerte, Testuya Bushi, Xiblaba
4) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II b Trauma I & Trauma II
5) Angelico, Fuerza Guerrera, Super Porky b Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Negro Navarro, Veneno

Angelico beat Negro Navarro clean, but the build is to a no DQ Fuerza/Veneno match. In the semimain, one of the Gemelos pinned one of the Traumas with a rana and his arms holding the ropes, which seems to indicate which team is turning. Xibalba challenges for a title shot despite losing – champs said no.

The Gladiatores also posted their recap of the AAA Neza show and an interview with Fureza Guerrera’s students

DJ Spectro reprints Picudo telling Box Y Lucha he’s out of AAA and adds Angel to the rumored departure list. Picudo’s going to continuing training wrestlers, just outside of AAA. Meanwhile, it looks like Nygma is part of a new unit Cibernetico’s formed, called the Bizzaros. Bad name. I feel like I should be able to identify the other guys but can’t.

El Siglo de Torreon folows up on Silver King’s claim that he can wear his mask. They ask El Fantasma, who says Silver King is wrong – he lost that mask to Hijo del Santo and can’t wear it again. Also, can’t put on any new mask until five years after he lost the Black Tiger mask (which means a 2011.) Me and Fantasma, we’re on the same page. Also ALSO, Silver King is currently in trouble with the DF commission because he told them he was going to just wear the Silver King mask to the ring recently, then just went ahead and wrestled with it, and bolted from the dressing room before they could question him about it. It’s up the indiviual comissions to enforce the rules here, but it sounds like Silver King is not supposed to be able to wrestle in Mexico City until this clears up. (We’ll see.)

AAA denies a rumor about Ozz going to WWE, a rumor I did not know existed until AAA denied it. Ozz would go to WWE only if there was a talent sharing relationship. I would drive to the moon only if the roads were toll free.

In the comments, Roberot posted Tercera Caida’s preview of the AAA Neza show, including the Juvi parody. That press confrence is today.

In Oaxaca, Zigdried retired from wrestling this Sunday. He had made a deal with his parents that he would end his career whenever he lost his third hair match, and Challenger’s victory over him was number 3.

Kcidis has a cartoon about Texano’s title win.

Cesar evaulates Mictlan & Maximo. My guess is the final rating is not meant to be an addition of the other ratings, but I’m not sure.

Updated card for tonight’s AAA show in SLP has Pimpi in Alebrije’s spot and an trofeo Abismo Negro torneo to replace Abismo Negro vs Black Abyss.

The founder of the Lucha Libre Expo talks it up to Notimex.

Alex Koslov will be joining the Solo Por Muerte

Ohtani’s Jacket watches Satanico vs Super Astro from 1984; I can’t believe Satanico ever had awesome hair.

LuchaWorld has Robert on CMLL 12/22/07, Cadena3 12/15/07 and KrisZ’s news update.