CMLL (FRI) 06/19 Arena Puebla [KrisZ]
1) Mr. Rafaga & Toro Bill Sr. b Iron & Tigre Rojo
2) Apocalipsis & Zayco b Sauron & Siki Osama
3) Amapola, Crazy Star, Princesa Blanca b Estrella Magica, Lady Apache, Marcela
4) Valiente b Virus, Angel de Oro, Angel Azteca Jr., Stuka Jr., Mascara Dorada, Loco Max, Vangelis, Tiger Kid, Puma King [cibernetico]
5) Atlantis, Naito, Yujiro b Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra, Shocker
indy (FRI) 06/19 Auditorio de Tijuana [Frontera]
5) Blue Demon Jr., La Parka Jr., Super Astro b Casandro, Damian 666, Halloween
This was the Rey Sr. benefit show. He appeared in the ring with a cane, saying he wasn’t sure if this was the last time he’d be in the ring, but he wouldn’t end up in a wheelchair.
PERROS (SAT) 06/20 Coliseo Olimpico de Universidad de Guadalajara [Reforma, MT]
1) Halloween, Mr. Aguila, Rayman b Scorpio Jr., Veneno, X-Fly
2) El Alebrije, Intocable, Super Nova NC Head Hunter I, Histeria, Psicosis II
3) Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Super Crazy b LA Park, Olimpico, Super Porky
A total disaster. Advertised main event was Wagner vs Perro, with Cibernetico on the undercard. With both Wagner and Ciber in Orizaba, they shuffled the card to less than interesting results. This was a Reforma anniversary show, and their article just rips the show for poor matches and worse organization. Ring broke in the second match, which took an hour to fix, and they filled the hour with Intocable doing erotic dances. Every match was a hardcore, bloody match. Rudos won the main event when they pulled Olimpico’s mask.
This is the nadir; either the Perros make an incredible turnaround comeback or they turn up in CMLL before the anniversary show. They can keep struggling, but it’s not working and it’s unlikely to change.
Couple that story with the Dos Caras Jr. story in SuperLuchas 320. Dos Jr. explains it was the fourth offer from WWE he ended up accepting, and he really wasn’t sure he’d heard back from there after rejecting the offer earlier this year. Dos didn’t get the salary he wanted, but he got enough of it and all he wanted in other aspects (name, not being treated liked a rookie), but he jumped at this one when he received it three weeks ago. Why? It was a take it or leave it offer, but also because “lucha libre is in a terrible situation. I am thinking it’s going to get better before it gets worse.” He’s going to WWE for more security.
Dos also says he wanted to turn rudo a year ago, and it was one of many things he was unhappy about even before he first started with WWE. Dos was unhappy “real wrestlers” like Hector Garza and himself were stuck below independents and foreigners, who got more benefits despite having less talent. Eventually, three months ago, CMLL called and asked if he was still interested in turning rudo, and he okayed it just because “all change is positive.”
Over the last eight days, we’ve seen Dr. Wagner join AAA fulltime. (He’s hilariously evasive about the subject in SuperLuchas.) Cibernetico also appears back full time, and both are doing it because that’s the best way for them to get a reasonable income. Dos Caras Jr. has left CMLL to WWE because that’s he feels like a top position in one of the top two companies in Mexico can’t guarantee him a secure income. And Perro and company probably just burned a major sponsor. Feels like this might be a week of turning points. Guess we’ll see.
A set of articles on the history of Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, as they held a big ceremony yesterday as part of the 50 year celebration.
MedioTiempo, La Jornada and SuperLuchas all have history articles, and the first two talk about the festitives. The building was actually read to open in 1958, but their was a worker’s strike. The first show was on June 21, 1959 with Blue Demon and Espectro vs Felipe Ham Lee & Juantia Diaz, and the later two returned to the arena for plaques to honor them. Relampago Leon, Dorrel Dixon and Mil Mascaras were added to the Walk of Fame, and others recieving awards for various reasons: Faraon, Alberto Munoz, Indio Geronimo, La Sombra, and Mascara Dorada.
Marcela explains her knee injury. She actually hurt it originally in Puebla, thought it wasn’t serious, and then it got serious after that match with Star Fire. Marcela says this is the first time she’s gotten surgery ever, but expects to be back at the end of the month.
Konnan has interviews in box y lucha and SuperLuchas. The big news: he’s going to stop talking about the Guerreras after the SuperLuchas interview, a point by point response to Fuerza’s point by point claims. The Box Y Lucha interview has Konnan says Juvi tried to kiss Randy Orton while he was in WWE. The SuperLuchas has Konnan explaining he went to a judge to overturn that retirement loss against Cien Caras because Jake Roberts interfered, and the judge agreed.
Leftovers from Friday’s Arena Mexico show: Cesar’s review, ESPN Deportes review, Ultimo Guerrero telling Record that he’s happy his name goes down in history as the first winner of the Universal title.
Leftovers from the AAA taping: Cibernetico telling Box Y Lucha he’s bringing the Bizarros with him to AAA.
Reforma has three articles about Father’s Day: Mini Warrior talks about his special needs daughter, the current Huracan Ramriez talking about working with his son and Dos Caras Jr. talks about Father’s Day being the last day with his father before moving to the US to start in WWE.
AJPW announced Super Crazy will be a part of their Junior League, which runs 07/26 and 08/07.
El Colombiano has a profile of Psicodelico – the Colombian one. He’s 60, and thinks he may retire in 3 years.