Puebla, Dorian, Fuego

CMLL (MON) 12/07 Arena Puebla [El Sol de Puebla, Fuego en el Ring]
1) Black Tiger, Centella de Oro, Lestat b Alarido, Espiritu Maligno, Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Diamante, Leono, Tony Rivera b Bronco, Dr. X, Loco Max
3) Amapola b Marcela [CMLL WOMEN]
4) Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro b Máscara Dorada, Sagrado, Valiente
5) Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza, Strong Man b Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Tecnicos won when Strong Man thru Porky onto the rudos. That’s why they’re a great combo.

The two different reports have two different results for the semimain. I’m rolling with Fuego.

Amapola is mentioned as having defended her title for the 12th time. Over on the wiki, we have it at 10 (or will when this gets added – I miss JT178 doing these for me.) That leaves two unaccounted for defenses. Unlike yesterday’s tag title bit (where CMLL says Volador/Sombra have defended it 11, and we have 7 and no more), there’s actually announced title matches with no results for the CMLL Women’s Title:

2009-12-03 Gimnasio Marcelino Gonzalez de Zacatecas  Marcela vs Amapola [CMLL WOMEN]
2009-04-19 Parque Revolucion                         Dark Angel vs Amapola [CMLL WOMEN]
2008-04-24 Plaza de Toros Cancun                     Amapola vs Marcela [CMLL WOMEN]

But that’s now 13 defenses, which still doesn’t match.

Note, we have only ten (or thirteen) because, between the wiki and the db, we’re being super careful to catch all these matches. I would wager most people who follow CMLL are only dimly aware Amapola is CMLL Women’s champion, and surely do not know (or care) how many times she’s defended it. The “we’ve always been at war with Eastasia” aspect of these numbers the last couple days is annoying to me, but me alone. And maybe we have always been at war with Eastasia, but if you never let me know about the battles.

(I only started thinking about CMLL as a dystopia – a society in which conditions of life are miserable and characterized by poverty, oppression, war, violence and/or terror, resulting in widespread unhappiness, suffering, and other kinds of pain (wikipedia) – after I watched that Guerreros del Ring episode. It’s amazing that it’s the same people who do Ras de Lona, trying to do the same thing as they do on Ras de Lona, and it’s painful to watch. No one’s getting over, and no one can possible have a good match if that’s what it’s like every week. Maybe I’ll be happier after I watch Sin Salida.)

addendum: After I wrote this paragraph, CMLL wrote a news update that said Sunday’s Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championship defense would be their third. It’s their second, and CMLL’s indisputably incorrect. If no one believes the numbers, they don’t mean anything. (They same updates notes how it makes absolutely no sense for this title to be defended in Arena Mexico. When you’re pointing out the absurdness of your own stories, and that’s not meant to be comedy, maybe you need better stories.

AAA notes that this past Sunday’s AAA (so there was an episode?) showed why no one helped Cibernetico when he got beat up by the entire Legion. I supposed it was because no one helps anyone in that situation most of the time, especially a rudo who’s turned on everyone at one point or another, but apparently the real story is Dorian blocked the tecnicos from running out. As has been clear since the first vignette since Dorian’s return, he’s turning rudo and going to end up with the Legion in a Joaquin/Roldan feud. It will be terrible television and possibly an awful match or two. For now, we’re supposed to be confused about Dorian’s behavior.

Also, AAA has banned Konnan and Cibernetico from interacting before their match. What’s AAA going to do if they touch? Not let them wrestle the match they’re taking no responsibility for? Also, how are they going to interact? There’s no TV tapings until their Guerra de Titanes match. I guess they’re not allowed to be in the same Starbucks at the same time, a harsh ban.

ESTO previews tonight’s Arena Mexico as the debut of Fuego. It only took 19 days from when they announced the character change. The show has Mistico vs Pesta Negra on top.

Box Y Lucha an interview with Astral (why does he give his height over 5 feet? Also, there’s Villano III talking about the original Arturo Blanco Jr..

Kcidis draws Monito giving No Limit a much needed gift.

Ras de Lona #75 has…I don’t remember. I think I need to start taking notes. Stuff about the title matches from last week, and Marcela, Hijo del Fantasma and Marcela talking about Europe and prices of things.

AAA #910 (10/31)

taped at Arena Xalapa on 10/09/2009. This was the short version of this show.

Laredo Kid, Octagón, Súper Fly vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz – HOORAY, they finished off the Super Fly rudo turn angle. In a completely unsatisfying way, but an actual conclusion to a storyline in AAA should be noted and praised. (Unlike this match.)

Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Último Gladiador vs Go Shiozaki, Kenzo Suzuki, Sugi – by the time you’re reading this, everyone’s forgetting Go Shiozaki was in Mexico. Except for the battle on the bridge! (And maybe the mumps.) In typical AAA fashion, there was so little done to build up the foreigner coming in for these shows that one wonders what the point for AAA (the point for NOAH was “hey, look, he’s a star in Mexico too!” but no he wasn’t.) The one exception to this is Sugi, who they actually genuinely tried, and then he broke. Before he left, AAA was so positive that Sugi would be back that I almost believe them. Almost!

Sugi goes out losing to Electroshock. Of course he does.

El Mesías, La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone vs Cibernético, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario – in hindsight, because that’s the only sight I’ve got when I’m putting up month+ old recaps, it’s kinda amazing how cleanly they put over Cibernetico here when he was going to end up far out of the title picture. Perhaps that wasn’t the plan at the time?

The second angle of Cibernetico/Konnan kinda worked in parts, but didn’t make sense as a concept – why were they taping it in the first place? Where was “Cibernetico walking down the hallway, talking about Antonio Pena, unmasked wrestlers clearly in the background” ever going to air? It did end up flipping the story around from what the Pirate Security Camera Video told (Konnan bleeding AAA so much that it hurts to see that dork Cibernetico win) to what actually happened (Konnan is the dork).

12/05 weekend video

I haven’t thought this out at all, except that I just don’t want to upload video to private torrents for a multitude of reasons anymore, but I still want to share video outside of posting it, especially with the insane price I have to pay to get this video. A microscopic amount, if any, is actually going to these promotions, so I don’t feel like I’m actually hurting them at all (but would immediately discontinue posting them if they became officially available at some point, instead of just airing once and disappearing into the ether.)

Babbling because I’m writing this post too late and I’m tired and it’s about to snow. Let’s try this again.

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