Infierno en el Ring Discussion (Live Results?)

Feel free to comment about the show in the comments. Not bothering with cover it live – we’ll see if WordPress can handle the traffic! I’ll be updating here, maybe in the comments, maybe on twitter, maybe still distracted by this 2-2 game. Edit: Spoke too soon.

As of 9, radio was still doing soccer coverage. May be a while.

Pachuca won 3-1 over Queretaro. Now you know.

There’s no way we’re getting results for the opener. I notice SuperLuchas isn’t bothering with live results! This will allow me to catch up on the all important Alexa rankings. (Do you think they’d do live results for X-LAW?)

9:26: Are they on? As soon as they get the introductions done, yes

9:34: Semimain is on. Or at least introductions are on. No idea on the first two matches.

3) La Sombra, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Ultimo Guerrero
Fall 1: tecnicos
Fall 2: tecncios – rudos Mistica on UG, rudos yank Mistico’s mask. Thought it was a DQ, but apparently not? They’re still wrestling, you see. Or hear. Whatever.

Fall 2: rudos – Mistica on UG, but UG tosses his mask off to draw the DQ.
Fall 3: tecnicos by DQ, Mistico doing the mask yank fake.

Plenty of time to set up that cage.

Atlantis chats with the announcers. I’m going to go make some popcorn.

10:00 Entrances going on for the main event…

4) Shocker vs Hector Garza, Toscano, Negro Casas, Black Warrior, Terrible, Texano Jr., Naito, Yujiro, Shigeo Okumura, Blue Panther, Maximo, Ray Mendoza Jr., Heavy Metal, Mictlan [cage, hair]


1) Mictlan
2) Heavy Metal – dived out of the cage onto Mictlan
3) Blue Panther
4) Okumura
5) Terrible
6) Maximo
7) Shocker
8) Texano
?) Ray Mendoza Jr.
?) Negro Casas
– Garza and Warrior both do dives instead of leaving.
11) Hector Garza
12) Black Warrior (!)
13) Yujiro

Final is Toscano vs Naito. For real. Crowd is about as thrilled as you’d expect.

Naito beats Toscano with a Tiger Suplex. I swear, the call was like “uno, dos…tres?” If you’re going to have the final two be THAT final two, that’s actually the right finish.


1) Flash, Metalico, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Skandalo, Virus
2) Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, Sagrado vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

EstadioW feed: mms://

Infierno en el Ring preview

What better way to start a preview then with a review:

previous CMLL major shows
03/20/09: Ultimo Guerrero beats Villano V
(there is no 12/08 major show)
09/19/08: Villano V beats Blue Panther
06/13/08: Heavy Metal loses to Perro Jr. in 10 man cage match
05/23/08: Toscano b Heavy Metal & Perro Jr. in a hair
03/21/08: Perro Jr. beats Hector Garza’s hair

It’s been 14 months since the last strongly build CMLL main event. It’ll be a couple more, at least, before the next one. I’ve spent enough time on why this match is boring, why this show is boring, and don’t feel like I’ve got anything new or special left to say about it. If CMLL can draw a great crowd with this match and this build, great for them, bad for the rest of us. This show should not be encouraged or endorsed.

The upside to the main event cage match is there’s no certain winner. The down side is there’s plenty of people who could lose, without it meaning much the next day. As usual, I’ll try to separate this out into groups, but the difference between the groups are slighter than ever.

Odds on the losers:

Would be really dumb to lose
– Negro Casas – strong shot to get the win as momentum
– Shocker – would be a total waste
– Hector Garza – Puebla injury sets up a nice near loss storyline
– Blue Panther – would be the most anti-climatic loss of his career, if not for the whole mask thing
– Mictlan – what point there is to having him would be gone

Long shots
– Terrible – ought to lose his hair somewhat more meaningful the first time
– Texano Jr. – why waste the really good elevation by knocking him back down in a meaningless way?

Maybe, but Maybe Later
– Toscano – would they risk him actually showing up?
– Maximo – already lost his hair once this year
– Ray Mendoza Jr. – still too soon
– Naito
– Yujiro – supposed to be around for a few more months, might as well save it

Strong chance
– Black Warrior – quite clearly has grown his hair out the last few months, much longer than usual. Maybe too obvious?
– Shigeo Okumura – however, the lowest guy on totem pole is usually one of the first few guys out
– Heavy Metal – lost this match last year, which maybe is the only reason he doesn’t lose it this year

Winners are tougher to figure. Shocker, Garza, Mictlan, Texano, Terrible and Negro all seem like guys who get credited with the win, and everyone else might be the first one out, I guess.

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Predictions & Previews:

Luchando Libre
SuperLuchas – nicely detailed
Estadio Deportes

Plan is to do have a post up for live coverage and comments tonight, probably sometime 9ish.

IWRG results, Garza, Delta, La Parkita/Espectrito

indy (SAT) 07/25 Centro Banamex, DF
1) Mascarita de Oro & Mascarita de Plata b Mini Cibernetico & Mini Scorpio
2) La Chola & Rossy Moreno b Esther Moreno & Flor Metalica
3) Acuarius, Gringo Loco, Robin b Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Espiritu (local?)
4) Juventud Guerrera & Zumbido b Histeria & Scorpio Jr.
5) Mascara Ano 2000, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Universo 2000 DQ Dr. Wagner Jr., Intocable, Olimpico

Just posting the underdcard to note Chicago’s Gringo Loco working the underdcard. And winning!

IWRG (SUN) 07/26 Arena Naucalpan [the gladiatores]
1) Keshin Black b Alan Extreme
2) Eragon & Exodia b Blasfemia & Carta Brava Jr.
3) Chico Che, Pendulo, Rigo b Bushi, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Opera
4) Trauma II b Avisman [IWRG IC LIGHT]
5) Ricky Cruz, Scorpio Jr., Trauma I b Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, Toxico DF, Veneno

Cruz got Veneno in the main.

Title match was split 1-1, into the third, when the match was paused after Trauma took a bad fall on to a shoulder. The doctor checked on him, and gave him the OK to keep fighting. Avisman went after the shoulder, and the doctor paused the match to check on Trauma again. This time, the doctor was going to stop the match, but Trauma insisted on fighting on. Good call, because he ended up pulling out a submission for the win. Bushi decided he’d like to play fair with the tecnicos in the tercera, which annoyed his partners greatly and caused them to lose the match. Alan Extreme debuted, lost in straight falls.

SuperLuchas has video of Hector Garza talking about his interview on Tercera Caida.

RFC says the yet-to-debut CMLL wrestler Delta is Hijo del Trueno. Shh, don’t tell CMLL we know.

This article wonders if Mistico, Atlantis, Averno and Mephisto might be in the AAA video game. I’m going to go with “no”.

At a press conference for a show tomorrow, a La Parkita claimed he was the original, has paperwork proven he owns the character, had been wrestling as that character for 20 years, the one who died was the fourth version, and AAA & Televisa conspire to replace wrestlers and steal their characters. 20 years ago would be 1989, which is 3 years before La Parka debuted. This article also includes (a) Huracan Ramirez and Pierroth II agreeing that independent wrestlers are more powerful than CMLL and AAA. It’s one of those articles. I am totally with them on the whole ONE NAME, ONE PERSON deal, but I’m thinking these aren’t the guys who are getting it done.

LuchandoLibre looks at Cibernetico added to the Verano de Escandalo match.

Ohtani’s Jacket says there’s better Dos Caras than his match versus Enqirue Vera in ’84.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news updates from Wednesday and Thursday. Did I mention the AAA movie is coming out 10/09? I feel like this isn’t new news but I can’t remember now. LuchaWorld also has Robert’s recaps of AAA 06/01/08 and CMLL 06/14/08, plus Alfredo & Kurt on Slammin’ Stan #7.

CMLL (MON) 08/03 Arena Puebla [CMLL]
1) SWAT & Tigre Rojo vs Ares & Siki Osama
2) Astro Boy, Centella de Oro, Metalico vs Caligula, Espiritu Maligno, Messala
3) Asturiano, Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico vs Pequeño Universo 2000, Pierrothito, Sauron
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Mascara Dorada, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) La Mascara, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Terrible, Texano Jr.

This looks really good. I like how Valiente appears to be stalking Sangre Azteca until he gets his title shot. This needs to be a vignette: Sangre working out at the gym, and Valiente’s there, asking for a title shot. Sangre walking in the park, whistling a happy tune, until Valiente pops (flips) up, asking for a title shot. Sangre enjoys a nice breakfast in the morning, reads the paper, puts the paper down to grab a slice of toast, and there’s Valiente, in full gear, demanding a title shot.

CMLL (WED) 08/05 Domo de la Feria de Leon []
1) Mistico vs Negro Casas [CMLL WELTER]