Perros (SAT) 12/19 Unidad Deportiva Acapulco [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Black Spirit & Turbo b Black Thunder & Skayde
2) Leo, Riveiro, Súper Nova b Scorpio, Veneno, X-Fly
3) el Ángel, Gran Alebrije, Oriental b Histeria Xtreme, Mr. Águila, Psicosis Xtreme
4) Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween b Charly Manson, Hijo del Lizmark, LA Park
X-Fly ran in the main event, attacking Charly to set up Damian’s pin. This is to set up a Charly vs X-Fly match, which will not draw as much as Heroes en Inmortales did, I predict.
This show was taped, and will air…on TVC Deportes. Which is a perfectly fine station (it works for Crazy Boy), and probably would’ve been better than not being on the air much for the last year, but a couple steps lower than what seemed to be originally proclaimed here.
Not sure what happened to the minis match.
IWRG (SUN) 12/20 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (photos), Black Terry Jr. (results)]
1) Guizmo b Comando Negro
2) Maldito Jr. & Samoth b Alan Extreme & Miss Gaviota
3) Black Terry, Trauma I, Veneno b Angelico, Bushi, Freelance
4) Canek b Pirata Morgan, Negro Navarro, Máscara Año 2000, Olímpico, Pantera
Olimpico got hurt on a dive in the main event. This will all air two Saturday’s from now, but you can see the openers over at Black Terry Jr.’s YouTube channel.
Toryumon (SUN) 12/20 Sala de Armas de Ciudad Deportiva [The Gladiatores via Luchando Libre]
1) Bizarro & Daga b Eterno & Sangre Latina
2) Lluvia & Marcela b Amapola & La Nazi
3) Trauma II b Hijo de Medico Asesino, Hijo del Signo, Ulises Jr., Hijo de Solar, Rolling Jr., Astro Boy II, Junya Hiratsuka [Young Dragon Cup]
4) Brazo de Oro, Solar I, Starman b Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Veneno
5) Juventud Guerrera b Angelico [NWE CRUISER]
Unlike previous years, Young Dragons Cup was a single cibernetico. More photos here.
CMLL (SUN) 12/20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Javier Cruz Jr. b Anguila
2) Nube Roja b In Memoria
3) Angelo & Idolo b Acertijo & Mr. Trueno
4) Astaroth & Neutrón b León Blanco & Rey Trueno
5) Ángel de Oro & Ángel de Plata b Máscara Mágica & Ráfaga
6) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Volador Jr. DQ Averno, Dragon Rojo Jr., Mephisto
Mephisto yanked off Volador’s mask. Maybe they’ll mix it up here and do Mephisto/Volador instead of Averno/Volador. The most slight of all possible changes. Ephesto missed the show, which caused Dragon Rojo to work the main event and Rafaga to take his place in the semimain.
CMLL (MON) 12/21 Arena Puebla [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Ares, Barbaro I, Espiritu Maligno b Blue Center, King Jaguar, Milenium
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Starman, Tony Rivera b Artillero, Durango Kid, Súper Comando
3) Metro, Rouge, Stuka Jr. b Euforia, Pólvora, Virus
4) Hijo del Fantasma b Sangre Azteca [CMLL MIDDLE]
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b La Máscara, Místico, Volador Jr.
In the main, Mr. Niebla took the ref, and Felino and Negro fouled Mistico & Volador for the win. Title match saw Sangre win the first, but Fantasma take the last two, finishing the match with a bridging back suplex. Need to get an updated count of how many consecutive title matches they’ve gone now without a change; seems to be in double digits.
Cancerberos debut here, lose. CMLL must think that works to get rudo acts over. Segunda went straight falls. Milenium was hurt in the opener.
Today, CMLL got around to explaining the deal with the Mexican Trios tournament. They announced this tournament on Saturday, so that’s four days later. Absurd, but that’s CMLL.
Anyway, it appears to be an eight team tournament. Today’s matches will be Block A, with more matches next Tuesday, and the tournament final for the Dia de Reyes 01/06 special show. No idea who the other four teams, or if the new Poder Mexica will be involved. (The website update isn’t even too clear on Black Warrior’s status – he’s just disappeared, according to them. Can’t you at least make something up?)
Without knowing the other side, this is a tough guess, but I would figure the Cancerberos as the favorites, with the Angels behind.
SuperLuchas points towards Fabi Apache explaining her hair on Tercera Caida. I wonder if the interviews were done before the matches (Fabi’s shown wrestling with her new hair cut), because Fabi repeatedly talks about how professional she is and her father is and her whole family is and you’d figure she’d try a different tactic if she knew everyone had seen her hair. This all reflects badly on everyone involved, but it’s 9 days later, AAA is choosing to pretend nothing out of the ordinary here and I don’t expect it to change. This is who AAA is, just like listing a tournament for titles without actually explaining the titles are vacant is who CMLL is. Maybe sometimes we forget what these companies are, and it’s nice of them to give us some reminders.
Silver King tells Fuego en el Ring that he had a three year deal offer from Japan, but decided he must stay in Mexico at the moment to settle his business there. He says Dr. Wagner III is super good, but hope he starts slow just like Dr. Wagner Jr. Silver King’s own son is studying for his legal career and will be allowed to take up the name after he finishes his education.
AAA says Chessman debuted a new look on the last TV taping. Not sure that changing looks right before a movie comes out with you in the old look is the time to be making changes, but OK.
Zorro will be interviewed on radio show Te Deas o Te Rindes at 10pm tonight.
The Gladiatores have thoughts about the FMLL shows (very good point at the end – why weren’t there any Guadalajara wrestlers on the Guadalajara based show?), Cocolores proving he’s the real owner (why does the letterhead say Pachuca and the letter say Guadalajara? Also, my new mission in life is to get an actual letter from the Box Y Lucha commission) and bios for Kapazo & Antoracha
Perros del Mal has results only for it’s opener off it’s TV taping last Friday, so far.
DJ Spectro picks the best semifinalist of 2009.
Ohtani’s Jacket is disappointed by the lack of matchup mixing in Rambo/Solar vs Black Terry/Negro Navarro.
The latest edition of Dos de Tres has sections on AAA’s movie and video game. I would like to see that, though not as much the “Sexy Santa” advertised on the cover.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
IWRG has run it’s last Thursday show of the year – they’re going to be running Fridays for the next two weeks. No break, which is a bit unusual.
IWRG (FRI) 12/25 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinamic Black vs Keshin Black
2) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Hijo del Signo & Vampiro Metálico
3) Freelance, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Arlequin Amarillo, Arlequin Negro, Arlequin Rojo
4) Angelico, Bushi, Ultramán Jr. vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
5) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Traumas appear to be rudos on the weekdays and tecnicos on the weekends. I can identify with that.
This is try #2 for the Cerebro Terribles at these titles. The last chance? Last Christmas.
IWRG (SUN) 12/27 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragon Fly vs Keshin Black
2) Dinamic Black & Imperial vs Alan Extreme & Hijo del Signo
3) Diva Salvaje, Jack, Maldito Jr. vs Arlequin Amarillo, Arlequin Negro, Arlequin Rojo
4) Eragon, Exodia, Freelance vs Gringo Loco, Maldito Jr., Samoth
5) Angelico, Suicida, Zatura vs Trauma I, Trauma II, Veneno
Gringo Loco on Teleformula! My money is well spent.
IWRG (FRI) 01/01 Arena Naucalpan
1) Avisman & Flama Infernal vs Eragon & Volaris
2) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Dr. Cerebro & Gringo Loco
3) Alan Extreme & Black Terry vs Keshin Black & Veneno and Comando Negro & Oficial 911 and Cerebro Negro & Hijo del Signo and Bushi & Guerrero 2000 and Chico Che & Guizmo and Freelance & Imperial [torneo]
It’s not called such, but this is basically an IWRG Gran Alternativa tournament. Should be interesting.
IWRG (SUN) 01/03 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinamic Black vs Comando Negro
2) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Alan Extreme & Hijo del Signo
3) Bushi, Eragon, Jack vs Maldito Jr., Samoth, Tóxico
4) Exodia, Hijo del Pantera, Ultramán Jr. vs Pirata Morgan, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Pantera, Scorpio Jr., Zatura vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Máscara Año 2000, Veneno
First match I’ve seen listed with Hijo del Pirata. Toxico is still listed as working here. Please note, there’s no way a two week out IWRG lineup will ever be 100% correct.
indy (FRI) 12/25 Arena Azteca Budokan [Jlazaor]
1) Elemento & Muerte Bucanero vs Genesis & Principe Zarac
2) Galactico, Rey Dragon, Skayderman vs Brozo, Dr. Jenquils, Maquina de la Muerte
3) Espectrito I, Mini Cibernetico, Pequeño Halloween vs Mini Apache, Mini Oriental, Sexi Ruby
4) La Chola, Rossy Moreno, Valentina vs Diosa de Oro, Flor Metalica, Mujer Demente
5) Charly Manson, Dr. Wagner III, Groon XXX vs Histeria, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Oriental
Dr. 3’s debut.