Tuesday Mexico, GDL, VdE, AAA game to US

CMLL (TUE) 06/23 Arena Mexico [ESTORecord, CMLL]
1) Principe Valiente & TruenoCaligula & Semental
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Starman, ValienteCaligula, Hooligan, Méssala
3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Dr. X, VangelisAngel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Fabian el Gitano
4) Heavy Metal, Misterioso II, VirusMascara Dorada, Mictlan, Sagrado
5) Averno, Ephesto, MephistoHijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, La Sombra

Not much of note up top, but Hijo de Ultraman, Rayo Tapatios and Carrona were all MIA from the first two matches. Maybe Caligula in the opener is actually a typo, they both start with C. Valiente worked as a fill in the segunda; outside of major shows with guys shuffled lower than usual, he hasn’t been that low since September of 2007.

CMLL (TUE) 06/23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring, MT, MT]
1) Novato b Relampago
2) Metatron DCO Rafaga
3) Palacio Negro b Saturno
4) Casanova b Asesino Negro
5) Mascara Magica & Satanico b Metal Blanco & Neutron
6) Princesa Blanca b Lady Apache [MEX WOMEN]
7) Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro b Blue Panther, Toscano, Volador Jr.

Verano de Escandalo 2009 will take place on August 16 in Monterrey. That’s a month earlier than they ran the show last year, which allows them to space it out more from the Pena Memorial show.

Gamespot says the AAA video game IS coming to the US. Article loses points for misidentifying the La Parka, gains them all back by wondering if Guapito is in the game. Note that the article says late 2009 or early 2010, where we’ve heard just late 2009 up to this point.

Mistico says lucha libre wrestlers peak at 20 years in, so he does not yet consider himself an all time great.

SuperLuchas is selling Histeria and Psicosis masks.

Cesar rolls with posts looking forward to Juvi’s responce to Konnan’s latest comments, on the death of the indpendent movement, and how wrestlers need big promotions to be stars, and vice versa.

A Costa Rica paper previews the AAA show there. Tickets go from 15000 to 55000. For those who can’t convert from colonoes, that’s 26.25 to 96.25 US, or 348.84 to 1278.09 MEX. More than TripleMania?

Solar has a new website. With store! Yay, doing a website to make money, that’s actually how it’s supposed to work.

Ras de Lona #51 is mostly on the Stuka/Fantasma/Sangre/Rojo trip to Europe. Amused to see Hijo del Fantasma, while his associates were yelling in spanish at the camera, do interviews in completely fine English; he’s the guy WWE should’ve actually taken, glad they didn’t.

Lucha Libre will be in the Louvre in Paria, modeling a collection of clothes from a Mexican designer. Cassandor and Santo will be wrestling at a show Friday and Saturday to promote the collection.

Ohtani’s Jacket watches last week’s Arena Puebla, and seems to like the locals mathc baove the minis. Meanwhile, any time I have to watch lucha, I’m fighting my way thru TripleMania. I need to work a trade!

LuchaWorld has Robert on AAA 04/10/08 in Toluca and CMLL’s Record show from 05/14/08. Figure they’ll end up doing the show with them next year. Next epdition of Slamming’ Stan is tomorrow.

Via el Maritnete: video of Konnan Big vs Cibernetico . Watch at your own risk.

Perro Jr. blames Wagner, Ciber; in need of mirror

(there’s a whole rant here, that didn’t come together as I was hoping. The actual news is before the jump, and you may be well served to  move on after that.)

In today’s yesterday’s Record, Perro Aguayo Jr. attempts to quiet the doomsayers. They’re not going back to CMLL, they’re not folding, and all the blame should be on Cibernetico or Wagner for not showing up, as Perro was assured they would.

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