AAA #887 (05/30)

taped 04/02/09, aired 05/30/09

This was weird. Obviously, they taped the inbetween promos and wouldn’t do that unless they planned on airing. Every other way the show aired, it didn’t seem like they planned on taping it. Maybe next time they tour the US, they might want to bring someone decent lighting, and perhaps some microphones for the ring so they don’t dub in the same kick/slap noise for every contact on the show. Ridiculously minor league.

On the other hand, I think they did a good job with the big angle for TripleMania. Having this format for the show allowed them to explain things better than it would’ve gone down on TV.

Fabi Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Decnnis, Mari Apache, Mini Abismo Negro – probably the best match? Decnnis is more interesting as a solo act.
Crazy Boy & Super Fly vs Jack Evans & Teddy Hart – turn taking! Kinda needed to explain the Sagrada bit, not surprised they didn’t.
La Parka Jr. ©, Marco Corleone, Vampiro vs Killer Clown, Psycho Clown ©, Zombie Clown – surprised about how clean this was in the end
Charly Manson & Cibernetico vs Joe Lider & Electroshock – I almost felt pity for sad Cibernetico and then he made Charly wrestle the whole match.
Mesias vs Ozz kick punch kick punch stomp chinlock kick punch punch punch

Sunday/Tuesday GDL results, lineups

Fuego en el Ring has relaunched their website, which meant my secret robot checking the site for new updates broke without me realizing it. Probably should fix that part of the robot.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve missed.

CMLL (SUN) 05/31 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Acertijo & Azazel b Thunder Boy & Virgo
2) Casanova & Nube Roja b Asesino Negro & Rafaga
3) Metal Blanco & Neutron b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Blue Panther, Maximo, Mictlan b Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) La Sombra, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Now you know: Mr. Trueno is the Occidente Middleweight champ. Looking back thru the records, he must’ve defeated Metatron on the 12/30/08 show; no results ever turned up for that show. Neutron’s the one challenging (and soon), not the other way around. Henrik would be thrilled, if he was still here.

This was the show where Mistico did his “give me a bigger push or I’m doing home” interview; Fuego en el Ring has their own version, where Mistico notes he would not go to TNA, because they’re too small time for him. Awesome. Mistico is going to be a natural rudo someday.

CMLL (TUE) 06/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Milenio b Quazar
2) Hierro b Angel del Mal
3) Metatron b Infierno
4) Lluvia & Zeuxis b La Seductora & Magnifica
5) Dark Angel & Lady Apache b Amapola & Princesa Blanca
6) Terrible & Texano Jr. b Mictlan & Shocker [OCCIDENTE TAG]

Besides the title match fun, the story from the semimain is Lady Apache wants a title shot against…Princesa Blanca. That’s probably the way to go there.

We’ve also discovered, via hi5, that Zeuxis is the correct spelling for the new woman.

While I’m at it, and just noticed they’re up, here’s next week’s lineups:

You may also note their luchador section, freshly updated. In a lot of ways, they’ve got more info than the DF CMLL site.

CMLL (SUN) 06/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Molotov & Trueno vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Marcela, Sahori, Zeuxis 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
5) Mistico vs Felino

Most of this was already posted, I think, but the main event is new. The 50th Anniversary of this building is coming up before the end of the month, and there’s been talk the last couple days CMLL might do Mistico vs Felino. I’ve not paid much mind to it, because there didn’t seem to be any build in that direction. That there is build to it, perhaps.

CMLL (TUE) 06/09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Astaroth vs Skaxy
2) Idolo vs Angel del Mal
3) Exterminador vs Magnum
4) Casanova & Leon Blanco vs Asesino Negro & Dragon
5) Lady Apache, Marcela, Zeuxis vs Magnifica, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
6) Hector Garza & Maximo vs Dos Caras Jr. & Mephisto

The big issue here is I can’t figure out if Skaxy is supposed to be a rudo or tecnico. In things that actually matter, there’s more Blanca/Apache (and Zeuxis again), plus no Neutron or Mr. Trueno and they usually run 7 matches on Tuesdays. Hmmmm.

IWRG, GDL results, ByL

IWRG (SUN) 05/31 Arena Naucalpan [the Gladiatores]
1) Comando Negro b Sangre Latina
2) Exodia & Galactik b Latino & Mixteco Jr.
3) Avisman, Black Thunder, Tetsuya Bushi b Chico Che, Freelance, Turbo
4) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Angelico, Ricky Cruzz, Zatura
5) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Fuerza Guerrera, Juventud Guerrera, Veneno

Dr. Cerebro snuck in a foul on Juvi for the final fall. The two teams made lots of challenges after the match.

CMLL (TUE) 06/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [SuperLuchas]
6) Terrible & Texano Jr. b Mictlan & Shocker [OCCIDENTE TAG]

Champions retained. Rudos pinned Shocker, but Mictlan managed to beat Texano Jr. He could’ve beat Terrible, but Texano helped him out and Terrible grabbed the ropes on a pin.

TripleMania will cost 219MP ($16.40 US). That’s not too bad. I might pay that much to have someone order it, set up a camera, and put in on or wherever to guarantee I’d see it. (Of course, we might get that all for free.)

Rey Bucanero is vowing to unmask Ephesto when he returns. He’s disappointed about being out, losing his title, and losing out on the champions tournament.

A preview of that champs tournament talks Hijo de Fantasma, Hector Garza, and Negro Casas about their chances, credits Mistico with the wrong title.

In addition to Sandokan, Panamaian wrestlers Ventarron, Alma Negra, Chamaco Castro and el Idolo were all honored by the countries’ Institute of Sports.

The Gladiatores has a video interview with Hermano Muerte Jr..

Box Y Lucha’s article list:
Cibernetico talks about starting up with the Bizarros and finishing up with Perros. He’s picking Mesias over Wagner at TripleMania.
Mini Black Warrior talks about his daughter, who suffers from severe cerebral palsy. He’s talking to CMLL about doing something to educate people on special needs children.
Juvi says the future of wrestling is in small groups and not big companies. For the sake of the wrestling business, he’s gotta be wrong.
Yujiro and Naito are impressed by Mexico. Especially the women.
– Villalobos wrestler Johnny Boy talks about his career.
Villano III talks about strict referees, back in the day.

DJ Specetro says Guerreros del Ring magazine is on hiatus, and may be done.

LuchandoLibre looks forward to Hego Boys vs Legion del Mal at the next EAW show.

Kcidis has Dos vs Shocker, though he’s not convinced by Dos as a rudo.

Ohtani Jacket approves of the CHIKARA/Lucha trios match in Delaware.

LuchaWorld has Rob on C3 02/16/08 and KrisZ’s news update

AAA #886 (05/23)

taped 04/21, aired 05/23

Mini Abismo Negro ©, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis vs Mascarita Divina, Mascarita Sagrada 2007 ©, Octagoncito: seemed like it would’ve been better unedited. Maybe I’m wrong.
Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II vs Aerostar, Argenis, Super Fly: Argenis didn’t drag it down, but they’ve had more spectacular matches than this.
Crazy Boy, Gato Eveready, Pimpinela Escarlata © vs Black Abyss, Decnnis, El Brazo ©: – Black Abyss is strange. Guapito is better with the rudos anyway, though maybe they should’ve figured that out to start with.
Jack Evans vs Extreme Tiger: – your turn! my turn! your turn! my turn!
La Parka Jr., Laredo Kid ©, Marco Corleone vs Killer Clown, Psycho Clown ©, Zombie Clown: what I expected
Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Electro Shock vs Zorro vs Vampiro: a little bit better than I expected. Weird to see the tecnicos get eliminated on what’s normally a rudo spot, though not surprising to see Wagner beat a 1 on 2.