Puebla, Tijuana, Perros, Dos Jr. exit interview

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.

LuchaWorld has Robert on CMLL C3 03/15/08 & AAA 04/05/08 and KrisZ’s news update

06/20 AAA TV Results (Orizaba)

AAA TV (SAT) 06/20 Plaza de Toros la Concordia de Orizaba [Salvador Rodríguez Cruz @ el martinete, AAA]
1) Malefico (Cordova), Sirus Black, Sirus Black Jr.Black Corzo, Melgor, Pesdilla
2) Aerostar, Fabi Apache, Mari ApacheBilly Boy, Cinthia Moreno, Sexy Star
3) Crazy Boy, Extreme Tiger, Ultimo GladiadorDecnnis, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario
4) Teddy HartJack Evans
5) La Parka Jr., Latin Lover, Marco CorleoneChessman, Electro Shock, Oriental
6) El Mesias NC Dr. Wagner Jr.

<a href=”http://www.thecubsfan.com/cmll/?page_id=4156″>2009 AAA TV Chart</a>
Projected Air Date (#894)
Mexico: 06/28
US: 07/18

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#894)
Mexico: 06/28
US: 07/18

Very tecnico day.

Opener is locals, not for TV.

As the (entertaining) el martinete recap points out, this show was cursed. Billy Boy took a hard powerbomb and a harder brainbuster from Mari. I bet he wishes he didn’t work this show! Also possible this may be the last we see of him for a while.

Decnnis was the loser and casualty in the tercera. Tiger gave him a super Diamond Cutter and Decnnis  hurt his ribs, but continued and was pinned after a guillotine legdrop. This match was promoted as hardcore but did not turn out that way.

Teddy/Jack is described as a MOTYC marred by rudo referee shenanigans from Hijo de Tirantes. He was the difference maker, helping Teddy reverse a ‘rana for the win. Joaquin Roldan didn’t over turn the finish, but did manage to suspend Hijo de Tirantes indefintely (like Konnan.) Tirantes Sr. turned up to vow revenge for his family. We seem to be in a period of all the rudos taking their medicine for their evil acts when the Legion took over, which is a nice change of pace for the fans (and probably means even more evil is just around the corner.)

Semimain sounds like a tecnico romp. Latin got Chessman with a Code Red as Marco chokeslamed Oriental.

Wagner appeared to be close to beating Mesias in the rematch when Cibernetico returned. Cibernetico laid out Wagner (though it’s not clear if that was a DQ or the match just ended) and hugged Mesias, so I guess he’s a tecnico and Wagner is an evil outsider? I don’t see that working so well. Cibernetico also declared himself the next challenger for Wagner, and I’m not sure why Mesias would be happy with that.

Cibernetico told the press after that he’s not abandoning the Bizarros, just bringing them in to AAA. That Cibernetico came out alone, and not with the Bizzaros, probably means AAA doesn’t actually have any plans for them – AAA makes no note of them in it’s recap. How much we actually see of the Bizarros in AAA is a good baromoter to what power Cibernetico has behind the scenes at the moment. I’m guessing the answer to both is “little to none.”

Both Wagner & Cibernetico were supposed to be on the Perros card in Guadalajara while this was going on, and that show was pretty much a disaster without them. It would not be surprising if that was the end of them.

Crowd here is mentioned as 70% full.