Fantasma beats Averno, 2 more for the cage, one of the minis killers caught.

CMLL (TUE) 07/21 Arena Mexico [ESTO]
3) Lady Apache, Lluvia, Marcela b Amapola, Hiroka, Yezca
4) Felino, Heavy Metal, Ray Mendoza Jr. b Hector Garza, Mictlan, Sagrado
5) Hijo del Fantasma b Averno [CMLL MIDDLE]

Fantasma took falls two and three with bridging pins, though Averno controlled most of the match. Averno congratulated him after the match. Fantasma is the 14th champion, now a double CMLL champ (Trios, Middleweight.) Averno will have be content with the title he doesn’t defend.

ESTO’s article says Ray Mendoza (in for Lizmark Jr.) and Heavy Metal have been added to the cage match. Eh. The report last Saturday was that a poster said 14 people in the cage, and Maximo & Okumura make the most sense. Edit: Fuego en el Ring says Maximo & Okumura are officially in. Edit 2: CMLL confirms those four, plus Panther, and adds Mictlan to the match for absolutely no reason. That’s 15!

One of the two women accused in killing La Parkita & Espectrito II has been arrested. Estela Gonzalez (BBC version), nicknamed “La Tia” and 65 years old, was found in Mexico City. She was using one of the minis cell phones (these are not criminal masterminds) and the police traced the calls. They’re still working on tracking down the other.

(Strong Style Spirit) Mistico is getting an IGWP Junior Heavyweight title shot on 08/15. They’ll team on the 08/13 show, then fight on 08/15. No Negro Casas after all; Okumura goes worth to work the openers of both shows. The August 15th show is also the last day of group play in the G1 tournament, so it’s going to be a pretty busy show. My thought, yesterday before this was even announced, is Mistico is not going to Japan to lose.

Fuego en el Ring talks to Oro II and his photoshopped head about working the show in Lagos de Moreno next wednesday. As I’ve finally realized, this is the Oro IIthe original Plata, who was Oro II for a while. It sounds like it’s just a one time deal, but they’re hoping it’ll open the door to more.

Azazel wants a rematch with Palacio Negro, and blames the referee for fast counting him down.

Box Y Lucha posted a bunch of articles
Espectrito talks about he and his brother’s careers.

– Columnist is annoyed with rudos teaming up and going 3 or 4 on 1 tecnico during matches. They’re not following the rules!

Lizmark explains he’s doing a retirement tour. Cien Caras is still on his. Lizmark talks about Hijo de Lizmark (“I do not know how his career is taking”) but no mention of Lizmark Jr.

Elegido says he’s fully dedicated to wrestling. Or at least only doing his dancing in the wrestling ring, because he’s turning down Intocable offer to do some show. Elegido would like to team up with Alan Stone and challenge for the tag titles. Alan Stone, Gronda II, almost the same.

Sexi Star says it’s a matter of time before she poses for a men’s magazine.

Konnan blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. “The Mexican wrestlers who come here must format your hard disk to adapt” is a great strange translation. US wrestling is like a completely different operating system. I think the indies run on Ubantu.

Sangre Chicana would like to wrestle in Arena Mexico again, and bring along his son. Chicana thinks he’s got ‘pnly’ 2 or 3 more years left.

Villano III talks about having a show in the middle of nowhere, and the ring not showing up. To prevent a riot, they just got a canvas and wrestled on the floor of the arena.

Cotorreando con Box Y Lucha talks to Shiima Xion among others.

LA Park is bored by light tubes. Yet another thing we have in common.

Mini Mascara Ano 2000, seafood cook.

Televisa officallys launches Televisa Deportes Networks tomorrow. Lucha libre is mentioned in the list of programming, but no specifics. This would be a fine time to be starting another AAA show, but that is just random speculation.

Proyeccion Luchistica also has the map of the lucha libre expo layout. Looks like there’s still an open table for me to buy. (Maybe not.)

Slam writes about Blue Demon in Toronto.

El Pancracio has the definitive picture of Naito falling asleep at the press conference. Must’ve been just worn out from training so much.

The new episode of Slammin’ Stan is tomorrow night.

Ovaciones website seems MIA at the moment.

14 thoughts on “Fantasma beats Averno, 2 more for the cage, one of the minis killers caught.

  1. Mendoza takes the cage match body count to 18.

    Blue Demon Jr in Slam!? How come Molinaro is now a soccer reported? *L*

  2. @xuisaw: Unless CMLL has Mendoza Jr. planned to lose on the 31st, how is he going go escape the cage? He’s too fat to climb, is CMLL going to have to build an escallator/elavator to make sure he leaves ?

  3. @Calabcd44: He did it before. It was two years ago and it’s not like he’s in better shape, but he could theoretically do it again.

    The bigger issue is you do not actually make the match more attractive by adding these people. You make it sell less tickets, I think.

  4. @thecubsfan: I was thinking the same thing. Had they gone with the first 8-10 guys listed, it might have drawn a better crowd. Now they’re adding more bodies that no one really gives a crap about.

    Porky was able to climb a cage and he’s twice the size of Villano V, so they’ll just need to get a couple of mini luchadores to help him get down. That’s all.





    Ugh. Fucking disgraceful.

    At least we know the rest of the card will be stacked as all the worst workers in the company will be in this sham of a cage match.

    By adding these pathetic no-names – aren’t you pretty much reducing interest b/c fans will think it’ll just be another random hair loss for a guy like Okumura who doesn’t really matter?

    Why not just add Loco Max? Go find Mr. Mexico. I hear he’s looking for work and this is his specialty!

    Can you expand on the tweet about AAA? Will AAA be running extra tapings? Or an extra match per taping to air on the FSE show?

  6. @Rob: All good questions which I have no answer for. Dave says the show starts in mid-August, but that’s all the additional info I’ve got.

    We’re talking about FSE, so my guess is someone in Mexico is producing it and FSE is buying it from them – FSE doesn’t actually seem to do more than voice overs on their own. Maybe it’s the Sur Mexico show? Maybe it’s a new show for Televisa Deportes?

    I would guess this does not affect the Fox Sports Mexico CMLL show, but I don’t really know.

  7. @Rob: Don’t forget Brazo de Oro.

    @thecubsfan: Hey, is the nickname “El Tia” a typo? You realize that by using “El” and not “La” it re-opens the possibility that it might be a dude.

  8. So I clicked the link about L.A. Park and the light tubes to read that he’ll be facing the Sandman on August 8th. Well, my Spanish sucks, so can someone help me figure out where this is going to be? I’ll be in Mexico that weekend, and by God, if I can see two of my favorite wrestlers ever face off, I want to be there.

  9. I can’t see AAA doing separate tapings. That would be a mess. I can see the Galavision Mexico show going to two hours, and a one-hour show on TDN.

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