Lucha Times for 05/01-02

box. So this is easy. Or pointless. Both.

AAA-US: Ah, the delay actually helps out (for a month). There’s weeks of TV left here, including a Silver King/La Parka Jr. match and two matches in the Cruiserweight Tournament, plus a main event of Chessman/Scoria/Zorro vs Charly/Mesias/Vamp. This is the Monterrey taping, where AAA management found out sometime during the day (during the show?) that Abismo Negro passed away, but did not tell the talent until the conclusion of the show.

FOX – and for that matter, 52MX, CMLL-MEX, C3 and probably even Ras de Lona: all the shows appear to still be on the schedule, none of the tapings for the CMLL shows happened, so what they show is a mystery. Easiest thing to do is to pick a random rerun, so that’s the bet here. FOX/LATV, 52MX and C3 will not have new footage next week for sure, though the main show will be back on if shows resume next Friday.


AAA-MEX: One taping left in the can here, with the four way for the title shot at TripleMania. Also, Jack vs Tiger, Clowns back on TV, Metrosexuals and Aregnis and minis on TV.

What I need to know: how many people more people need to go before Jesse or the remaining Consgrados get back on TV?

AAA #877 (03/21)

AAA #877, 03/21/09:
this Air Force/Poder de Norte match wasn’t going to be as good even if Angel didn’t pass out during it, but it really did put everyone out of sorts. They rushed Angel to the back so fast, there must’ve been tons of concern about the severity. Glad he’s okay, wish he’d stop after passing out the first time next time.
Hermandad vs Air Force, not so good, though they did a better job of not indulging every impulse than Hart Foundation vs Mexican Powers (was this the match that was suggested to use to flesh out the luchawiki move gallery? because they did every move ever, and then did a finish that had little to do with any of them, and then Hijo de Tirantes screwed that up.)
La Parka vs Silver King was a waste of time.
– They kept Charly out of the main event as much as possible, but they could’ve helped him more by giving him some better wrestlers one the rudo side. This was a week that they needed the Dark Family, which they figured out later.
– There was also a Abyss/Abismo match

04/29: Cancellations, Santo vs Deportes Martinez

Today’s list
– Canceled: Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, until the anniversary show on May 8th. Apolo Dantes uses the opportunity to hype up that show! (Cesar compares this show to the Perros.) This is only the 3rd suspension of shows in that building – once the arena was shut down for a while because of a riot at a boxing show, and the other time was in the aftermath of the Guadalajara sewer explosions of 1992.
– Canceled: Tijuana lucha libre, until May 6th
– Canceled: Lagunera Lucha Libre; only confirmed for the next couple days, including the Wagner show Friday. They’re not yet prohibiting the Sunday shows, but they’re telling people not to go to them.
– Canceled:
Psicosis and Histeria’s DF show, scheduled for today.

Other news:

RFC notes reaching 9 years of writing about lucha libre. Congrats.

AAA wants it clear that it’s only canceling spot shows thru May 6. The May 18th date is their next TV taping, but other shows from the 7th to 18th are still on at the moment.

(Reforma via SuperLucha) Hijo del Santo is threatening a lawsuit against Deportes Martinez for selling Santo gear without permission (or paying Santo.) Most masks and other merchandise sold in Mexico appears to be unauthorized, but it’s a situation that’s been the norm for decades. It’s not a surprise Santo is fighting this, because he’s been so protective of his image and brand, but the twist here is Santo is inviting in CMLL, AAA and independent wrestlers to join in the lawsuit. If Santo was successful here, it’d could be a big change in the status quo, changing the way both stores like Deportes Martinez and the mask vendors outside of buildings do business. So much so that I kind of wonder why Deportes Martinez didn’t try to get this quietly settled (Santo asked for too much? That seems like Santo’s move.)

Ovaciones also has a interview with Toscano about his rehab (he’s about six weeks out), and a generic profile of Dr. Wagner Jr. (old enough that it doesn’t mention anything about AAA.)

Jornada talks to Chritian Cymet and Orlando Jimenez, the writers of the Viva La Lucha magazine series, which was supposed to start Monday but who knows this week. Here, it’s said each edition will come out every second week, so this is going to be a long run. Cymet apparently has a crazy huge Santo collection.

Informador interviews Satanico, who says he saw Dr. No about 30 times before he used the name. He also tells the story about sneaking into to debut without his trainer’s permission, being awful, and being forced to train two more years. Satanico is proud of facing El Dandny in five hair matches in Arena Mexico, and that record is not getting broken any time soon.

SuperLucha says Dark Phoenix is one name under consideration for Dark Angel in TNA, and confirms that she’ll continue in CMLL. HOORAY!

The San Fran Decider writes about Lucha Va Voom’s show there. It must be fantastic to be Tom Kenny right now; you’re Spongebob, and occasionally you get to be a wacky lucha announcer.

Cesar rates Hector Garza.

Lucha y Box En Aztecas catches up with Mini Dracula.

SegundaCaida has their 26-100 most enjoyable wrestlers of 2008. They’ll be breaking down 25 to 1 day be day.

OJ watches the 04/23 version of Terrible Cerebros vs Navarros.

Wrestling Observer has their AAA recap.

Anyone notice that CMLL’s news page links to SuperLuchas’ tag page. That’s something that’d happen if they just cut and paste from SL.

CMLL LATV #137 (03/21)

CMLL LATV #137, March 21: kinda a worthless episode
– Couldn’t Sahori just have worked ruda for one match? The reluctant partner story overshadows most matches it’s done, yet this got all sorts of time to keep hitting the same point. Waste of time.
– Main eventers obviously were expecting Marco to be there and to do a Marco-centric match, and decided just to fool around with him. Angel Azteca didn’t get to do much, but there wasn’t a lot done here.

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