IWRG Thursday results, Bucanero out, Ozz, Panther, Averno, lineups

IWRG (THU) 05/28 Arena Naucalpan [py]
2) Carta Brava Jr. & Vampiro Metalico b Galactik & Mascara Magnifica
3) Diva Salvaje, Goleador, Miss Gaviota DQ Avisman, Fantasma de la Opera, Xibalva
4) Angelico, Chico Che, Freelance b Capitan Muerte, Durango Kid, Tetsuya Bushi
5) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Trauma I, Trauma II, Zatura [IWRG IC TRIOS]

DQ was for Fantasma fouling Gaviota. In slightly different IWRG news, Mr. Reyes has photos of Freelance and others doing MMA matches.

Rey Bucanero will undergo surgery this week on his left knee, following being injuried by Ephesto at the end of Tuesday’s title match. Rey will be out six months, hoping to be back before Christmas and get his rematch. Bucanero hopes Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis can get some revenge on him, but he wants Ephesto’s mask.

Record talks Ozz about his career (though no mention of anything before Ozz.) The name comes from the old HBO prision TV show, and Ozz says he got the role when they needed someone after Charly Manson’s injury, and based his look on pictures he saw in metal magazines.

Blue Panther plans on going to El Fantasma to demand a rematch date versus Averno, after Ephesto distracted him. Panther was happy with the battle, and realizes he’ll have to wait until after the Chapions tournament, but he wants a rematch with no seconds to get involved.

Meanwhile, Averno is looking to win the champions tournament, then get his mask match with Mistico. Averno has no recollection of any interference in his match.

Cesar writes about Friday’s Arena Mexico show.

Indy Profiles: DJ Spectro writes about Monje Loco, Proyecction Luchistica does the same for Zaico, Guizmo and Oasis.

SuperLuchas #317 has Konnan on the cover. Not a lot new, except he wants the Juvi case to go to court because he feels like Juvi & Fuerza just are trying to get money out of this and Konnan wants to make an example out of them. There’s also an interview with Fantasma, who says Jack and Silver King are still banned from working in DF and AAA will be fined if they work TripleMania as planned.

Box Y Lucha 2924 has Cibernetico complaining about Perro Jr.

LuchaWorld has Robert on CMLL TV 02/23/08 and Cadena 3 02/09/08, as well as KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 06/04 Arena Naucalpan
1) Avisman, Fantasma de la Opera, Tetsuya Bushi vs Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota, Pendulo
2) Trauma I, Trauma II, Zatura vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
3) Angelico, Bobby Lee Jr., Scorpio Jr. vs Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Ricky Cruzz

The return of Ricky Cruzz. He was here last June wrestling as the masked Ricky Cruzz, lost his mask, and revealed his real name was Ricky Cruz. Never would’ve figured it out.

IWRG (SAT) 06/06 Arena Xochimilco
1) Guizmo vs Radamantis
2) Eragon & Mascara Magnifica vs Avisman & Vampiro Metalico
3) Chico Che, Goleador, Jack vs Azoka, Carta Brava Jr., Fantasma de la Opera
4) Bobby Lee Jr., Trauma I, Trauma II vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Angelico, Tinieblas Jr., Zatura vs Ricky Cruzz, Tetsuya Bushi, Veneno

CMLL (SUN) 06/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Molotov & Trueno vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Ceusis, Marcela, Sahori vs Hiroka, La Nazi, Magnifica
3) Mascara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus
4) Blue Panther, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Dos Caras Jr., Ultimo Guerrero

SuperLuchas spells the new woman’s name “Seuxis”. Dunno what’s right yet.

IWRG (SUN) 06/07 Arena Naucalpan
1) Freelance, Pendulo, Turbo vs Avisman, Black Thunder, Tetsuya Bushi
2) Trauma I, Trauma II, Zatura vs Arlequin, Arlequin Rojo, Arlequin Verde
3) Angelico, Bobby Lee Jr., Olimpico vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro

Funny, I don’t remember asking for another Arlequin.

CMLL (SUN) 06/07 Arena Coliseo
1) Principe Valiente & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo de Ultraman, Starman vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Loco Max
3) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
4) Maximo, Mictlan, Sagrado vs Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr., Misterioso II
5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara vs Black Warrior, Naito, Yujiro

Maybe the trios title for next week’s Fan Appreciation show? Or maybe the minis title?

Mexico Results, next week’s lineups

CMLL (FRI) 05/29 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, ESTO]
1) Caligula & Messala b Astro Boy & Trueno
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Polvora b Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata
3) Pegasso b Hooligan [lightning]
4) Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca b Mascara Dorada, Maximo, Valiente
5) Dos Caras Jr., Tetsuya Naito, Yurijo b Hector Garza, La Sombra, Volador Jr.
6) Averno b Blue Panther [CMLL MIDDLE]

Very rudo night. Panther took the first fall of the main event, Averno evened it up, and both were going for submissions in fall three. Reports have Panther being in control, but cornerman Ephesto distracted him and Averno cradled Panther for the win. There may be a rematch coming. Ovaciones says the match went 40 minutes, which probably means about 20 minutes of bell to bell (and less than that airs.)

Sombra replaces Shocker. Dos & No Limit won easily, with Hector being strechered out.

No notes on the rest of the show.

LuchandoLibre has more on the new Santo exhibit, which Hijo del Santo thinks Santo wuold be surprised to find his movies are still popular.

Fuego en el Ring talked to Mictlan about his tag team title challenge (bringing the tag belts home to GDL) and Stuka about heading to Europe.

SegundaCaida watches 05/21’s IWRG. Ohtani Jacket writes about good wrestlers in bad matches.

Lineups when they go up.

Edit: and they’re up

CMLL (TUE) 06/02 Arena Mexico
1) Pequeno Universo 2000, Pequeno Violencia, Pequeno Warrior vs Bracito de Oro, Electrico, Fantasy
2) Horus, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Shigeo Okumura, Skandalo
3) Shockercito vs Pequeño Damian 666 [hair]
4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) La Sombra, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Horus is an Egyptian falcon-looking god. Not sure who he is here (random people have used the name, none consistently), but someone surely decided we needed another new guy. Hair match should be good, main is a rematch from this past week. This is a fan appreciation show.

CMLL (FRI) 06/05 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Bengala vs Caligula & Messala
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Sahori vs Amapola, La Nazi, Princesa Blanca
3) La Mascara, Metro, Sagrado vs Heavy Metal, Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura
4) Averno vs La Sombra, Sangre Azteca, Hijo del Fantasma, Dragon Rojo Jr., Mascara Dorada, Black Warrior, Texano Jr. [CMLL UNIVERSAL, torneo]
5) Hector Garza, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Dos Caras Jr., Naito, Yujiro

People familiar with the mathematical concept called “counting” will note there’s eight wrestlers announced in the seven man tournament block. Left to come, based on the originally announced lineup:

  • Negro Casas
  • Rey Bucanero
  • Ultimo Guerrero
  • Volador Jr.
  • La Mascara
  • Hector Garza

That’s six, and they certainly could do a tournament of six if they wanted to. However, it’d be easy to replace Rey with Ephesto (title change), add Mephisto as 7, and Mistico as 8. They ought to announce that at some point if things have changed and that’s the case.

Note that this block has all three Poder Mexica members. Back when this tournament was announced, I think I only had Averno among these eight as a possible winner, but he’s not that far ahead of the rest of this bunch. Dorada and Dragon would be huge surprises, Texano and Fantasma would be mild surprises, but the only sure thing is the winner of this block is going to be an underdog with the winner of the second block.

Main event is a sort of rematch from the previous week. They’re very clear on building to No Limit vs Sombra/Volador, but that won’t be possible for a couple weeks at least.

Mexico Preview, No Limit, Sangre wants Ultimo, AAA people unsuspended (or not?)

CMLL (FRI) 05/29 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Trueno vs Caligula & Messala
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Polvora
3) Pegasso vs Hooligan [lightning]
4) Mascara Dorada, Maximo, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Hector Garza, Shocker, Volador JR. vs Dos Caras Jr., Tetsuya Naito, Yurijo
6) Averno vs Blue Panther [CMLL MIDDLE]

There’s been two plot threads in CMLL the last few days: title changes and Hijos de Averno success. One of those is coming to an end tonight. Will Panther become the third new champion in four days, or will the leader of the Avernos continue their big match dominance? Elsewhere on the card, Shocker & Dos continue their feud, with Naito & Yurijo debuting. This is the last week of a ‘regular’ looking Friday lineup for a while, with the Champs tournament starting next week, and so Pegasso & Hooligan is probably the last lightning match for the time being.

Ovaciones hypes the Averno/Blue Panther match, with lots of facts and figures (as usual, directly from the wiki without acknowledgement.) There’s also a bit about No Limit (looks like something being taped for Ras de Lona.)

No Limit says they’re coming to Mexico to show that they’re the best. Tiger Hattori is with them as a NJPW rep, and Okumurua is their translator.

Sangre Azteca is looking forward to the champions tournament, and hopes to face Ultimo Guerrero. Sangre says his goal since leaving that group was to get on the same level and prove they made a mistake by not doing anything with him while he was with the team, and the tournament is a perfect opportunity to do it. That is actually a great story, and I hope they do that match. (I know it’ll be four minutes and I’ll be sad, but anything to buy into this tournament a little bit.)

Thought there was resolution between AAA and DF last night, but after reading Ovaciones this morning, not so sure. The latest Wrestling Observer had said:

– Konnan received an injunction to block his suspension
– Jack Evans suspension appears to be over
– Silver King agreed not to wear his mask

Today’s Ovaciones has Fantasma saying

– Konnan is still suspended
– Jack Evans is still suspended (and AAA’s been notified about this)
– Silver King is not allowed to wear his mask
– Rey Misterio Jr. is allowed to wear his mask, because he lost in the US and WWE sent a letter to specifically ask permission.

Honestly? I’m betting Silver King wrestles without his mask (though there’s some shenanigan involved), Konnan and Jack just wrestle, and the commission barks loud but never bites.

AAA says Zorro and X-Pac will have some special match at TripleMania.

LuchandoLibre talks to Zumbido, who was apparently listed on a poster as working on an AAA show. Zumbido says he’s never ever going back, as his experience there went back a few months after Pena died – he didn’t feel as supported by the new management, and there was lots of jealously in the locker room.

The Gladiatores has a bunch of interviews: Damian 666, Gran Apache, the EAW promoters, Dr. Wagner Jr., plus photos from Rossy Moreno’s restaurant. Congrats on reaching 3 years!.

A blog posted some pictures from the Katharsis lucha libre exhibit, now in Monterrey.

A Santo exhibit opened at Universidad Iberoamericana, which is worth it for the pictures alone.

Dos de Tres has a feature on Silver King in Japan.

LuchaWorld has Robert on AAA 02/23/08 and CMLL TV 02/16/08, as well as KrisZ’s lucha news.

Lineups:

CMLL (MON) 06/01 Arena Puebla
1) Blue Center & Iron vs Espiritu Maligno & Siki Osama
2) As Jr., Black Tiger, Principe Valiente vs Puma King, Rene Guardado Jr., Tiger Kid
3) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Mascara Dorada vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Vangelis
4) Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Hector Garza, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

As Jr.’s debut. To answer the comment, Tiger Kid & Puma King have been here a bunch for guys of their level:

2008-08-11  	Arena Puebla  	2 of 5: Angel de Oro, Asturiano, Hijo del Faraon b Fuerza Chicana, Puma King, Tiger Kid
2008-08-25 	Arena Puebla 	3 of 5: Axel vs Hijo del Faraon, Astro Boy, Hijo del Fantasma, Metalik, 
Ángel Azteca Jr., Dragon Rojo Jr., Vangelis, Bronco III, Skandalo, Tiger Kid, Puma King [Gen75, cibernetico]
2009-04-20 	Arena Puebla 	2 of 5: Asturiano, Metalico, Starman vs Artillero, Puma King, Tiger Kid

I think the 04/20 show was pre-cancellations.

indy (TUE) 06/09 Arena Solidaridad
1) Cibernetico vs Konnan Big

The perfect matchup.