CMLL CAN52 #183 (05/23)

taped 05/16

You know, this is quicker when I don’t have to rip the video. Crazy, that.

– Flash ©, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Hooligan ©, Loco Max, Skandalo (pt 1, pt 2) – first was inspired mat work. I don’t know what got into them! Rest of the match brought down a bit by Cometa being hurt or just bad, but still has moments.

Somehow, Hooligan & Skandalo dress almost exactly alike here (more so with how dark this turned out to be on my TV) and I have no problem telling them apart, but Rey Cometa & Pegasso are dressed differently and I had to go back and fix typing the wrong name about four different times. I dunno, losing it.

I still think Skandalo should get an elephant gimmick. He could do big stomps, he could have tusks and gore people, Loco could ride his back to the ring, it’d be great.

Atlantis ©, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero vs Black Warrior, Terrible ©, Texano Jr. – for the time and the finish and the level, they did more than I expected. Happy with this.

Tentative plan is to go back and do the Marcela/Rosa match, then go back thru other late May stuff. I figure AAA will take an 1/6th the normal time to do and LATV will fail to air a new episode again, so maybe I’ll get thru a few these next week. Or maybe I’ll just play Final Fantasy 7. Tune and see!

Texano advances (!), IWRG results, next week’s lineups

CMLL (FRI) 06/05 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, Box Y Lucha, Cesar, SuperLuchas]
1) Astro Boy & Bengala b Caligula & Messala
2) Amapola, La Nazi, Princesa Blanca b Dark Angel, Lluvia, Sahori

3) Heavy Metal, Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura b La Mascara, Metro, Sagrado
4) Black Warrior b Mascara Dorada [CMLL Universal, eightfinal]
5) Texano Jr. b Hijo del Fantasma [CMLL Universal, eightfinal]
6) Averno b Dragon Rojo Jr. [CMLL Universal, eightfinal]
7) La Sombra b Sangre Azteca [CMLL Universal, eightfinal]
8) Texano Jr. b Black Warrior [CMLL Universal, quarterfinal]
9) La Sombra b Averno [CMLL Universal, quarterfinal]
10) Texano Jr. b La Sombra [CMLL Universal, semifinal]
11) Hector Garza, Shocker, Volador Jr. DQ Dos Caras Jr., Naito, Yujiro

Surprise: Texano advances to the final. Not a surprise: no match over 5 minutes in the tournament. Texano beat everyone clean (though Warrior more wiped himself out on a missed dive than anything Texano did), and apparently his finish is the Tornado Texas.

No parnters facing partners, this time around.

Dos got desperate in the main event and fouled Shocker. That sets up a super libre (no DQ) match between the two.

Ovaciones says Star Fire replaced Marcela in the woman’s match, but Cesar and SuperLuchas both say it was Lluvia. Ovaciones says Marcela missed the match because she’ll be undergoing knee surgery today (actually, before the time you’ll have read this) – I hope they’re wrong there too, but they’re probably correct.

FWIW, the Universal championship sure looks like yet another belt, and not a one time tournament trophy.

Kcidis’ latest cartoon looks at the guys who won their way into this tournament.

IWRG (THU) 06/04 Arena Naucalpan [Al Filo del Ring]
1) Guizmo b Radamantis
2) Epidemia & Heavy Boy b Comando Negro & Goleador
3) Avisman, Fantasma de la Opera, Tetsuya Bushi b Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota, Pendulo
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Trauma I, Trauma II, Zatura
5) Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Ricky Cruzz b Angelico, Bobby Lee Jr., Scorpio Jr.

They’re building a feud between Ricky Cruzz and Angelico, though I don’t know if Cruzz is scheduled to be around long enough to pay that off. Zatura accidently hit one of the Traumas to cost his team the match, and the Traumas beat him up after.

Proyeccion Luchistica talks with Pirata Morgan about the Infernales.

Luchando Libre previews tonight’s final AAA taping before TripleMania.

WagnerMania has a two part interview with Psycho Clown.

DJ Spectro has photos of the new Santo exhibition.

CMLL (TUE) 06/09 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Principe Valiente vs Camorra & Cholo
2) Amapola, La Nazi, La Seductora vs Dark Angel, Estrella Magica, Sahori
3) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skandalo
4) Mascara Dorada, Metro, Mictlan vs Felino, Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr.
5) Blue Panther, Shocker, Toscano vs Naito, Ultimo Guerrero, Yujiro

Toscano’s return.

CMLL (FRI) 06/12 Arena Mexico
1) Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico, Shockercito vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
2) Maximo, Sagrado, Valiente vs Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
3) Mistico vs Ultimo Guerrero, Hector Garza, Volador Jr., La Mascara, Negro Casas, Mephisto, Ephesto [CMLL UNIVERSAL, torneo]
4) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Toscano vs Atlantis, Black Warrior, Mr. Niebla
5) Shocker vs Dos Caras Jr.

Ultimo Guerrero vs Texano seems possible. Negro Casas vs Texano seems possible – more so than Texano vs La Mascara, actually. I think Mephisto and Ephesto can be ruled out. Main event is NOT listed as super libre.

Tickets are 1 peso ($.08 US) for any child with an adult. I’d bet on this show going quite long, and CMLL doing anything else they can think of to make sure you’re not interested in seeing another show the next day.

CMLL (SUN) 06/14 Arena Mexico
1) Starman & Trueno vs Artillero & Super Comando
2) Fabian el Gitano, Metalico, Tony Rivera vs Bronco III, Dr. X, Hooligan
3) Flash, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Vangelis
4) Blue Panther, Mictlan, Sagrado vs Ephesto, Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr.
5) Averno, Mephisto, Texano Jr. vs Hector Garza, Mistico, Toscano

Fan appreciation show being the day after TripleMania is also no concidence. Is the (current) main event a hint as towards next week’s final? The Trios title match is not listed, yet.

AAA (WED) 07/01 Cancha German Evers
1) Shyru Dragon vs Mario Mora
2) Aerostar & Relampago vs Billy Boy & Kempo Dragon
3) Alex Koslov & Rocky Romero vs Alan Stone & Chris Stone
4) ?, Konnan, Teddy Hart vs Jack Evans, Marco Corleone, Mesias

This is the first show here since Konnan won control of the building. Interestingly, it’s being hyped as The Final Battle.