Lucha Libre: La Experiencia expo postponed, Puebla canceled, AAA TV on 04/30 canceled

There’s nothing yet up on their site, but AAA says it’s off for next week. The tenative new dates are July 24-26.

No word yet on CMLL officially being off.

Edit: Tonight’s Arena Puebla show is off, according to SuperLuchas.

AAA has canceled it’s TV Taping this Friday. With no TV from the Lucha Libre Expo either, there will be no new taping until 05/18 in Leon.

Edit 2: Notimex story on CMLL shows being canceled. Only Tuesday and Friday are offically off at this point. GDL is still on, but it would not be a surprise if they got canceled as well. I’ll catch up with the links tommorrow, but the regular shows in Nuevo Laredo and Torreon are off as well.

04/27: Merida, Monterrey, CMLL wrestlers unhappy

AAA (SUN) 04/26 Poliforum Zamna [Tarzan lopez @ el Martinete]
1) Aztlan, Jaguar Sagrado, Lobo Salvaje Jr. DCO Amenaza Rojo Jr., Eterno, Zar
2) Angel Infernal, Fuego Infernal, Imperio Dorado b Enemigo, Super Piloto Jr. I, Super Piloto Jr. II
3) Coberman, Lobo Salvaje, Super Piloto b Amenaza Roja, Anubis, Suicida Jr.
4) Argenis & Dizzy vs Angel Mortal & el Halcon
5) Pimpinela Escarlata & Sexy Star b Tiffany & Yuriko
6) Gronda II, Mexicano, Octagon b Cuervo, Kenzo Suzuki, Ozz

indy (SUN) 04/26 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [rfc]
1) Lover Boy b Pee Wee and Pedro Navajas
2) Mini Hombre Sin Miedo & Mini Laredo Kid b Mini Black Mamba & Mini Rio Bravo
3) Black Mamba, Oscuridad, Violento b Golden Boy, Rey Demonio Jr., Simbolo
4) Hijo del Espanto II, Sergio Romo Jr., Silver Star b Hombre sin Miedo, Sangre Chicana Jr., Street Boy
5) Angel Dorado Jr. b Rey Sagitario [hair]

The business effects of shutting down Mexico City are starting to turn up. In Record, Dos Caras Jr. speaks out for his fellow wrestlers, complaining that the wrestlers will apparently go unpaid for the duration. Himself, Panther, Niebla, Volador, Stuka, Valiente, Felino and Sensei are mentioned as guys who’ve gone unpaid, because the shows they were to work aren’t happening anymore. Dos is unhappy with the company and with the union, which just accepts whatever the company has to say and doesn’t fight for them. The wrestlers are supposed to find out their schedule, or lack of, today.

CMLL isn’t gettign paid for attendance right now, but shouldn’t they still be getting TV money? Do the luchadors not get a cut off that? There should be merchandise money too, which is probably coming in on a enough of lag that it’s not yet affected by the shut down.

Ovaciones main lucha story is an interview with Aerostar, hyping up the Lucha Libre Expo. (Still waiting to hear about that.) In the sidebar, there’s a mention that two (unnamed) Japaneses wrestlers will be coming to CMLL in May. I first thought that’d mean NJPW (who are off from 05/07 to 05/30), but it actually more sense as Ultimo Dragon related bit since May is the DragonMania show.

(Jornada) According to the local promoter in Culiacan Mistico missed their April 19 show because the CMLL recieved death threats aimed at him, on the day after Abismo Negro died. I have doubts about this story, starting with it coming out so late after the shows and the incident happened. It does sound like an easy cover for a no-show, except the lineup I had for the show never had Mistico on it. Main event was supposed to be Sagrado/Volador vs Niebla/Bucanero.

Al Filo del Ring has an interview with Alebrije & Cuije, who have nothing bad to say about AAA and would not rule going back if there was an idea for then but hope to finally get that mask match with Monsther & Chucky now that they’re all independents. There’s also an interview with Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., who feels business won’t pick up until next year and they need to work harder to make it worthwhile for the people who do come in the meantime.

Proyeccion Luchistica has interviews with X-Fly and Damian 666.

Fuego en el Ring doesn’t appear to have Sunday results, but does interview Mascarita Dorada about coming home to GDL and his career in CMLL so far.

Sign on San Diego profiles locals going to Tijuana to learn how to wrestle.

SuperLuchas #312 has Dark Angel in TNA, and Super Porky calling El Brazo stupid. Looks like SuperLuchas may be starting up an English language version, though the actual sign up for it looks to be missing.

Box Y Lucha #2920 has Wagner getting the title shot at TripleMania, and Konnan talking about real lucha libre fading away. I can only imagine Konnan is happy about such things, because nothing else makes sense – don’t even worry about his actual ideas, just remember that he didn’t watch lucha libre or wrestling really until he got in it and readily admits people sometimes bring up old angles he doesn’t know of. There’s also a new edition of Box Y Lucha TV.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and Robert on C3 01/12/08.

Death Valley Driver #169 has reviews of AULL from 03/15/09 as well as the 03/28/09 Negro/Mistico match.

indy (TUE) 04/28 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Lover Boy vs Darling Boy
2) Pedro Navajas vs Pee Wee
3) Aguila Extrema, Dralion, Streeth Boy vs Black Mamba, Kaientai, Lord Byron
4) Mongol Chino Jr. & Pancho Tequila vs el Ninja & Hijo del Ninja
5) Hombre Sin Miedo & Mascara Purpura vs Caifan Rockero I & Golden Boy

Purpura is out of CMLL and back here. Meanwhile, Caifan will break his 79 day retirement. A long 79 days.

AAA (SUN) 05/03 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [mely @ LMDLL]
1) Gallo de Oro vs Aguila Azteca
2) Mercurio & TDN vs Ares & Invasor
3) La Parkita & Mascarita Divina vs Mascarita de la Muerte & Mini Chessman
4) Angel Mortal, Diabolico, Gallego vs Cuervo, Escoria, Espiritu
5) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown vs El Elegido, Mascara Divina, Pimpinela Escarlata

I throw my hands up on Mascara Divina.