04/25: notes

Not a lot in the way of new news this morning. In Ovaciones, Guerrero del Futuro is quoted as saying this weekend’s cancellations came at request of the government. Refunds aren’t being given out to Monday, probably in an effort to keep people home a bit longer.

Today’s TV ratings in Mexico are probably going to be the highest in a long time. Can’t do much else today.

The Yucatan area AAA promoter, Juan Diego Arjona, is coming to the defense of AAA in that case of the Cancun promoter putting a fake under the Abismo Negro mask. Arjona explains that they usually check to see if everyone’s made it the morning of the show and call back to Mexico City for a replacement if necessary, but if that can’t be done, he always is up front with the fans about who’s no there and the reason if he knows it. He’d never put someone out there as a fake version of someone else, and AAA wouldn’t want him to. Arjona is worried that his business will be hurt by bad promoting elsewhere.

Earlier this week, CMLL had a press conference for Que Viva la Lucha Libre, a 50 week series of collectible magazines covering the history of lucha libre. It’s being promoted by CMLL, which will surely affect the story that’s told (they are following the “75 years of lucha libre” line), but they promise to cover independents as well, and Dr. Wagner Jr. being on the cover of week one – on sale Monday, maybe – seems to indicate CMLL doesn’t have total control. The writers spent 3 years researching the project, so there’s probably a lot of good stuff here, though doing it over the course of 40 magazines makes it a little harder ot get it all than one book (maybe they’ll do that at the end.) There’s also a card game that goes with the whole package, and Hablando de Catch has great photos from the press conference of Terrible, Texano, Shocker, Felino and Fabian trying to play it.

There’s a website for the magazine, and even a way to subscribe, but I don’t see a way to do it for the US.

Record posts the backstory for their upcoming May 8th Record vs Perros show in GDL. The idea is Record just happened to be having a photo shoot with all these guys and things broke down from there.

WagnerMania looks back at Ola Blanca.

Cesar looks at Flash and Felino.

There’s an exhibit of lucha libre photographs in Guadalajara.

Not sure if we’ll get lineups today. Also not so sure what to do with the lineups that are being canceled – just take them all down?