Former AAA wrestler Canibal dead

AAA has a short note on him, real name Julio Gomez, but doesn’t have an exact date or age. Canibal showed up in TV opening matches from May to July 2007 and worked some spot shows after.

According to Dr. Lucha, his uncle (IIRC) originally used the gimmick, and this one took it on starting in 2000. Maybe it’ s the uncle’s name we have on the luchawiki?

Update: Box Y Lucha says he passed away on May 10th, in a motorcycle accident (he was hit by a truck.)

Naucalpan results, Mexico notes

IWRG (THU) 05/14 Arena Nacualpan [Black Terry Jr. & flickr photos]
1) Halcon 2000 b Radamantis
2) Goleador & Jack b Avisman & Mixteco Jr.
3) Capitan Muerte, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Opera b Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota, Sexy Gladys
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Chico Che, Freelance, Zatura
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Dr. Cerebro, Fuerza Guerrera, Juventud Guerrera

Fuerza’s shirt here is great. Looks like Dr. Cerebro didn’t work out as the third member of the group and the Guerrera turned on him post match.

Previews of tonight’s Arena Mexico show: ESTO, Ovaciones (thinks Marcela/Amapola might set up a title match,), LuchandoLibre (hoping we get Sombra/Volador vs Texano/Terrible in tag champs vs tag champs), Notimex. If CMLL is running a major show in opposition to TripleMania, four weeks away, we should start to see a definite match. The sudden jump

AAA continues previewing Monday’s taping by noting Guaptio will be there, Super Fly seems like he’s going to turn and Latino & Marco will turn team.

(La Cronics via superluchas) There’s going to be a benefit show for Rey Misterio Sr. on June 19th. Main event is Demon/Park/Astro vs Damian/Halloween/Cassandro, and Rey Jr. will be doing an autograph signing.

DTU is running a show, uh, tomorrow. A good 24 hours of warning there. At least it’s free.

Impre.com has a big story on Lucha Va Voom

DJ Spectro talks to the real Monje Loco.

WagnerMania points to video of the When World’s Collide match.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

05/25 AAA TV Lineup (Tlaxaca)

AAA TV (MON) 05/25 Auditorio Municipal de San Bernardino Contla, Tlaxaca [Shaka de la Atlantida @ box y lucha]
1) Fabi Apache, Gato Eveready, Mascarita Sagrada 2007, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Billy Boy, Mini Histeria, Polvo de Esterllas, Sexy Star
2) Alan Stone, Crazy Boy, Extreme Tiger vs Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II
3) Chessman & Teddy Hart vs ? & ??
4) Charly Manson, Rocky Romero, X-Pac vs Escoria, Ozz, Zorro
5) Alex Koslov, Dr. Wagner Jr., La Parka Jr. vs Electro Shock, Konnan, Silver King

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#891)
Mexico: 06/07
US: 06/27

This is out of order; we’re missing whatever the Aguascalientes lineup is (if it’s much changed from the original.)

Alex gets a main event! This is the kind of thing he was hoping for by jumping companies, nice to see him actually get it. Wish it was going to be a better match.

Still not sure if Zorro is feuding with Charly or X-Pac. Maybe it’s a upcoming three way?

Not sure on the mystery side. If was just going to be, say, Marco & Elegido, you’d think they’d just announce them. The person who put up the lineup guess Jack, though that’d be awful quick. I’m sure we’ll have a pretty good idea of who it is after the Leon taping.

Extreme Tiger is a tecnico? Who knows. Not sure why we’re just not getting Gladiador or Chris. Last time Crazy Boy teamed up with him, he got turned on, and I bring it up here in hopes that someone reads this and remembers to bring it up before the match.

First Relevos AAA on TV in quite some time. They ran one at last year’s Lucha Libre Expo for the TV taping which was not. You’d have to go back to October 2007 for the previous, unless I’m missing one.

CMLL LATV #142 (04/25)

CMLL LATV #142 (taped 04/17, 04/19)
Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada ©, Ultimo Dragoncito vs Mini Violencia, Mini Warrior, Pierrothito © – I miss when this division used to have big singles matches, but this was pretty fun. I would not let my child sit first row if Dragoncito and Pierroth are wrestling. Not second or third row either. Maybe fourth.
La Mascara, Sombra, Blue Panther © vs Negro Casas, Hijo de Lizmark, Dos Caras Jr. © – Dos Jr. as preening rudo = so so bad. Please let MMA Dos be better.

(This is the last new LATV episode. Until Saturday, I hope.)

AAA #884 (05/02)

AAA #884 (05/02), taped 03/22

Billy Boy & Sexi Star vs Aerostar & Fabi Apache – it took going to Monterrey for Sexi Star to get on TV! Funny how that works. The Aerostar big dive spots are a lot less frequent on TV than they seemed reading, so I have no problem with it. And it is hilarious that it seemed to cost his team the match.
Nicho el Millionario vs Joe Lider in a quarterfinal match in the Cruiserweight Tournament – exactly what it sounds like!
Jack Evans vs Teddy Hart in a quarterfinal match in the Cruiserweight Tournament – this was a good match by AAA standards. Which means it was okay, probably close to the same match they would’ve done a year ago in an indy promotion. I think Teddy took too much of the match, but he’s Teddy Hart, that’s what he does! Doesn’t make sense to lecture a cow about mooing.
Black Abyss & Electroshock vs Elegido & Marco Corleone – The looking Electroshock/Marco match is not 1/10th of what Niebla/Marco would’ve been, sadly. It’s too soon to slot a guy – it’s his second match! – but Marco seems to be in about the same spot as he was in CMLL. He’s not any close to getting a title match with Mesais and Wagner ahead of him. Hope the non-wrestling is working out good.
Silver King vs La Parka Jr. – whoever you want to give credit for writing here, they could use some work. It’s like an aspiring movie writer who’s seen scenes in other movies they’ve liked, so they write those same scenes into their movie, with no understanding of why those scenes worked. There’s lots of examples of this, but this bit at the end was a good one. Parka’s beat for about ten straight minutes, Silver King so focused on beating him that he was willing to take the draw. That doesn’t make sense to lead into a pull apart brawl (Parka should be stretched out, with Marco and Aero vowing revenge) – if they wanted a fight that was so out of control that the wrestlers had to come in to break up, it should’ve been an even violent battle with both blowing off the ref until a DDQ. The start and middle of the story have to work with the end, or you don’t have as much a story as a bunch of stapled on incidents.

To be fair, some of this sure seems to be Parka being uninterested in being a vulnerable tecnico – he shrugs off beatings at a rate remarkable even for this promotion.

That said, everyone’s well trained to care about Parka. If we started to list everything that doesn’t work for me but seems over with the crowd, we may be here all day. Still, just because a lot of people like something doesn’t make it good.

Escoria, Chessman, Zorro © vs Vampiro ©, Mesias, Charly Manson – I’m never going to complain about Chessman pinning Vampiro, because first of all I wouldn’t have many other occasions to complain and second of all I’m biased that way, but…

Chessman: not any of the next 4 tapings, appears to have no role of note on TripleMania
Vampiro: main events the 3 of the next 4 tapings. Very likely to be on AAA’s five man team for TripleMania*

You’d think maybe Chessman got hurt, but he worked plenty on spot shows in April instead. No long term planning? A win just to make Chessman happy? Who knows.

* You know, I should guess, and hopefully this will turn up on the main page before AAA gives it away: Vamp, Latin, Octagon, Marco, and I guess X-Pac. Parka will be with Silver King, Elegido will be around to replace Latin again. Probably against Zorro, Electro, Kenzo, Jack, and Teddy, maybe with Jack getting blamed for the loss. No Konnan wrestling even if he’s allowed to be, because why would he be in a match where his side loses? PLEASE.

Probably not getting the 05/09 recap until Monday. At least. Hey, close to caught up anyway.