CMLL EFM (SAT) 11/21 Dock Oceane, La Havre [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Marcela b Hiroka
2) Dragon Rojo Jr. & Nitro b Hijo del Fantasma & Valiente
3) Sagrado & Stuka Jr. b Misterioso II & Sangre Azteca
There was also a match between French locals. Recap says Stuka is popular in France, which historically hilarious.
CMLL (SUN) 11/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Cuca b Halcon Furia
2) El Divino & Metatrón b Ebola & Exterminador
3) Astaroth & Magnum b Dragon & Egipcio
4) Horus & Neutrón b Ráfaga & René Guajardo Jr.
5) Fabián el Gitano, Gallo, Metro b Arkangel de la Muerte, Mr. Trueno, Skándalo
6) Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis b La Máscara, Shocker, Toscano
Texano got Shocker for the pin. Fuego has an interview with Rene Guajardo Jr., who hopes to one day win the NWA Middleweight Championship, since his grandfather held it 8 times. (Hmm, we’re missing two.)
IWRG (SUN) 11/22 Arena Naucalpan [Al Filo del Ring]
2) Exodia & Tortugillo b Alan Extreme & Hijo del Signo
3) Black Terry & Jack b Oficial 911 & Oficial Fierro
4) Bobby Lee Jr., Suicida, Ultramán Jr. b Dr. Cerebro, Fuerza Guerrera, Gringo Loco
5) Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. DQ Angelico, El Alebrije, Hijo del Lizmark
Lizmark fouled Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., and the recap think he’s headed to the rudo side. First time the tag champs (Jr. Capos) have been around in months.
Ultraman stole Bobby Lee’s pin on Fuerza Guerrera in the semimain, which sets up a match between the two tecnicos where the winner will get a shot at Fuerza and his IWRG Welterweight championship.
Black Terry was an injury fill in for Freelance, which is kinda odd because of the match they’ve got set up next week:
IWRG (SUN) 11/29 Arena Naucalpan [Luchas 2000]
3) Jack & Oficial 911 vs Freelance & Oficial Fierro [relevos suicidas]
4) Ultramán Jr. vs Bobby Lee Jr. [#1 Contenders, IWRG IC WELTER]
5) Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Tóxico vs Angelico, Hijo del Lizmark, Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
Main event is a 35th anniversary to Rayo Jr. He started in 11/1975, so my math says 34, but whatever.
I’d suspect Freelance was going to lose, but if he’s hurt?
Maybe they’re setting up a big title match show to end the year? This title match, the trios champs are feuding, they can always do something with the lightweight title, the tag team champs are back in town.
Box Y Lucha 2949 has Mesias vs Dr. Wagner. Even though that’s the 4th big match between those two in 6 months, the magazines still think it’s bigger deal than the Texano/Terrible vs No Limit hair match (and they’re probably right.) Box Y Lucha also has a story on a company planning to promote lucha libre (AAA and indies) in China. Their first show would be in May of 2010.
NJPW announced 14 of the 16 wrestlers for the Super J Cup and Sombra isn’t on the list. He’s still rumored to be one of the last spots. I’d feel better about that rumor if I thought it was coming from someone besides me, and it kinda is: NJPW’s article about the meetings in Mexico specifically mention Sombra (and Texano) as guys they’d like to bring over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’d be in the tournament. I know SuperLuchas said this past weekend that Sombra was confirmed for the tournament, but I believe they were sourcing a purolove post (scroll down to Osaka Pro, 21.11.2009), which just had Sombra on a list of 4 names that had been rumored for the show.
Sombra still could be in the tournament, I just feel less certain about it. He’s surely going over to NJPW some point soon.
If I’ve accomplished nothing else, I managed a paragraph linking to articles in four different languages. So there’s something. And, I dunno why I’m worried about looking dumb about this, since no one else who’s mentioned this has credited me with bringing it up. I’m off the hook!
Speaking of NJPW and stuff I’m just making up, Jushin Liger is headed back to this continent on 01/30 for PWG’s Kurt Russellmania (and Wrestlereunion 4); perhaps that’ll be about the time he’s expected back in CMLL.
I’m still not yet buying the rumors of Los Romanos as Raciel & Cancerbero of the Cancerberos – it seems like too much wishful thinking, I’d need to see it myself to believe it regardless – but it is nice to know Raciel is a misspelling of Raziel, a Jewish Angel of Mysteries. Hey, maybe it’s Jeque.
Over on Box y Lucha, Black Terry Jr. posts Dr. Wagner on the cover of Dog Planet, with the random dog Electroshock had on TV that one time. Perhaps that whole bit was just get in ring photos for a magazine shoot.
Luchas 2000 #497 has the hair match and Konnan/Cibernetico. Nothing on Wagner/Mesias on that one.