Volador/Mistico, Santo/Perro, AULL, Felino, lineups

CMLL (SUN) 01/31 Arena Mexico [Cesar]
1) Bengala & Trueno b Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei b Lady Apache, Lluvia, Marcela
3) Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura b Fuego, Metro, Valiente
4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Felino, Negro Casas DQ Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Dorada, Toscano
5) Atlantis, Místico, Último Guerrero b Máximo, Mr. Niebla, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]

Despite friendliness on Ras de Lona, Mistico & the Guerreros really didn’t want much to do with each other during the match, so this turned into two sub matches – Atlantis/UG vs Maximo/Niebla, and Mistico dominating Volador.  Mystic Warriors took the first fall, Smelly Love and Rockets took fall two. Maximo and Niebla (moonsault!) took out the Guerreros with dives in the third, leaving Volador & Mistico. Volador took it to the top for moonsault sideslam, but Mistico yanked his mask and wrapped him up. Volador got the microphone and vowed a different result for Friday. Mistico spat in his face. (Well, then.)

Oh, and in the semimain, they seem to be setting up a Fantamsa/Negro singles match this week or next. Seriously, that’s an interesting match in it’s own right and it’s almost as if CMLL is doing too much at once, an seemingly improbable set of events. It’s just, when nuclear war breaks out in the main events, everything else gets a little overshadowed. Negro stole the win over Fantasma last week by grabbing the ropes (as seen on 52MX) and lost this won after yanking Fantasma’s mask (as will be seen on 52MX). Perhaps a title match this week or next (as probably seen on FOX – argh.)

PERROS (SUN) 01/31 Sala de Arams Magdalena Mixhuca [Record, Estrellas del Ring, Alan, Alan (Photos)]
1) Turbo b Black Thunder
2) Mr. Aguilita & Talisman Jr. b Cósmico & Mini Parkita
3) Pesadilla, Super Crazy, Veneno b Celestial, Hijo del Lizmark, Súper Nova
4) Charly Manson DCO X-Fly [super libre]
5) Damián 666, Halloween, Mr. Águila b Groon XXX, Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr., Oriental
6) El Hijo Del Santo & LA Park DQ Blue Demon Jr. & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Over 5,000 fans according to the Record, and the photos seem to back it up. If it wasn’t a sell out, it still looks pretty good. Show was taped for TVC Deportes with the Tercera Caida crew.

Super Crazy was a surprise member on the rudo team. Hijo del Lizmark was just back from his knee injury and said to be issues. The other wrestlers were apparently concerned about Celestial after the match; he may have suffered a neck injury.

Charly vs X-Fly was a bloody hardcore match with plenty of weapons (and a car?!?). Ruling seems to have been double countout (in a no DQ match!) , but they played Charly’s music after.

Perros took the semifinal with Damian taking Wagner’s mask and pinning him. Dr. Wagner III is working one of Super Crazy’s kids shows; surprisingly, he’s not working with in the kids’ match.

Main event ended with Santo taking the Perrito Driver (foul), and otherwise rudo referee Tirantes starting to count the pin before ruling the DQ. Every combination of match was teased after. No date given for the next show.

AULL (FRI) 01/29 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Al Filo del Ring, R de Rudo]
1) Hormiga Atómica & Rey Kristal b Pequeño Demonio & Pequeño Troll
2) Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Mr. Potro b Hombre sin Rostro, Kilvan, Ronny Rivera
3) Súper Panda & Tortuguillo Ninja b Silver Cat & Silver Cat II [AULL TAG]
4) Brazo de Plata Jr., Brazo Metalico, El Brazo Jr. b Cerebro Maligno, Epitafo, Herejía
5) Psicopata, Rey Krimen, Sepulturero I, Terry 2000 b Robin Maravilla, Rocky Santana, Sadico, Yakuza
6) Histeria II, LA Park, Psicosis II b Blue Demon Jr., El Alebrije, Olímpico

Main event was billed as UWE and NWA. Demon still has the NWA title, and the only association either side seems to have with those initials.  (Okay, there are some others with very tenuous connections.)

It turned into a Park/Demon duel. Black Spirit ran in to foul Demon Jr., giving Park the win. Everyone but Park and Spirit were already acknowledging the father/son relationship, and they’ve given in on it too. When hyping up today’s Perros del Mal show, LA Park introduced Black Spirit as “Hijo de La Park“, and mentioned a plan to do a show with Parka, Spirit, Super Parka, and Volador Jr., if CMLL would allow it.

Video of 3&4 (MOTN!) is up on YouTube. That’s a tag title change in the third. R de Rudo said it seemed entertaining to read an encyclopedia than watch the opener (Line of the Night!)

Mascara Dorada is hoping to win an important mask or hair this year – Dragon Rojo’s, Felino’s, or Okumura’s. Well, one of those seem likely.

Actually, it does seem like this is the right year and right moment for Felino to put up his mask (though it could be against anyone of of a number people.) Peste Negra has reinvigorated him, just on a few months delay from Negro Casas, and you only get so many rebirths. On the other hand, he could jsut ride this out, and get a whole separate run just based on his mask loss instead of doing it all here.

El Sol del Hidalgo tells the story of how Arena Aficion came to be, as it turns 58 years old today. In the late 40s, a group of friends rented an old arena in Hidalgo…for cockfighting. When the police eventually broke it up, they went for the very rare “there’s was nothing better to do on Sundays in Hidalgo” defense, and the locals government used the plea to convince Francisco Flores and Benjamin Mora to build Arena Aficion.

Cesar looks at who wrestled most in CMLL in the 00s.. You should have little truble geussing who’s #1. Wish the ’00-04 records were more complete.

Segunda Caida checks out more Cassandro in 2007 AAA. Hopefully Mascara Divina will be better when he’s not Mascara Divina. (Kind of a surprise that new gimmick hasn’t made TV yet.)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 02/04 Arena Naucalpan
1) Máscara Magnífica & Volaris vs Epidemia & Flama Infernal
2) Brazo de Platino & Brazo Metalico vs Comando Negro & Keshin Black
3) Alan Extreme, Dinamic Black, Eros, Guizmo, Hijo del Signo, Imperial, Maldito Jr., Samoth vs Avisman, Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Dr. Cerebro, Gringo Loco, Hijo del Pantera, Trauma I, Trauma II [Copa Higher Power]
4) Angelico, Pantera, Solar I vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro

This Copa Higher Power is trainees vs IWRG regulars. They were teasing an Oficials title defense last week, but it doesn’t appear they’ve got to it yet.

CMLL (SUN) 02/07 Arena Coliseo
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II vs Cholo & Zayco
2) Delta, Metálico, Starman vs Disturbio, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Fabián el Gitano, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Escandalo, Nitro
4) Rouge, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura
5) Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra, Sagrado vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Brazo de Plata, Místico, Strong Man vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Weird that this is a six match card, and maybe that means something’s going to get changed. You should not read the main event as an indication of where Friday is going; they’re not working it that way.

CMLL (SUN) 02/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Relampago vs In Memoria & Titanio
2) Magnum & Samurai vs Drago & Ebola
3) Ángel del Mal vs Palacio Negro [OCCIDENTE WELTER]
4) Ángel de Oro & Ángel de Plata vs Euforia & Pólvora
5) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Toscano vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Angel del Mal is the defending champion. Looks like the Samuari/Magnum issue is getting picked up again.

IWRG (SUN) 02/07 Arena Naucalpan
1) Imperial vs Alan Extreme
2) Eragon, Eros, Suicida vs Avisman, Hijo del Signo, Trauma II
3) Angelico, Hijo del Pantera, Pantera vs Gringo Loco, Trauma I, Veneno

Obviously missing a a couple matches; guessing that won’t be the actual main event.

IWRG (THU) 02/04 Arena Naucalpan
1) Máscara Magnífica & Volaris vs Epidemia & Flama Infernal
2) Brazo de Platino & Brazo Metalico vs Comando Negro & Keshin Black
3) Alan Extreme, Dinamic Black, Eros, Guizmo, Hijo del Signo, Imperial, Maldito Jr., Samoth vs Avisman, Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Dr. Cerebro, Gringo Loco, Hijo del Pantera, Trauma I, Trauma II [Copa High Power]
4) Angelico, Pantera, Solar I vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on CAN52 #218 (01/23/2010)

taped 01/17 @ Arena Mexico

megaupload: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NVCSUZ9Z

Delta, Leono, Metatrón vs Apocalipsis, Durango Kid, Inquisidor: I think I spent the whole first draft of the recap crossing up Delta and Metatron and didn’t even realize it until Robert pointed out Delta was the one with the nice Asai Moonsault. Think it’s correct, but if it’s not

Delta: good!
Metatron: not really
Leono: Leono. Also, I’m giving into Guerreros del Ring and changing his start date to 1998 (as soon as I remember this.)

Even though I was not really impressed by Metatron, I like the idea of bringing Puebla/GDL vets to DF and giving them a TV match, even if there’s no plan at the time to use them full time. It’s a nice reward for sticking it out, like traveling to Europe is for the main roster. (Though it does look Metatron is sticking around and not just making a cameo.)

Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Sagrado vs Averno, Mephisto, Negro Casas: This was fine, but nothing nearly as interesting. A usual Sunday semifinal.

IWRG on Teleforumla #12 (01/23/2010)

taped 11/01/09 @ Arena Naucalpan

megaupload: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CSKEPA98

Mascara Magnifica & Star Boy vs Carta Brava Jr. & Hijo del Signo: NO. Expected Carta Brava Jr. to be more interesting because he’s always in the mix with the Skayde Crew, but he didn’t show a lot here. Star Boy was the only one I’d be encouraged to see again, and Mascara Magnifica was the least of the crew.

Flor Metalica & Josseline vs La Diabólica & Lady Metal: NO. This show only ran 38 minutes for who knows what reason. Maybe they realized these two matches did not need 5 more minutes. This match really needed to be a trio (and may have been planned that way), because they had too much time for four people. The singles match the next week is pretty unimaginable. Hopefully Teleformula doesn’t help with that by showing the 11/08 undercard.

02/07 AAA TV Lineup (Salamanca)

AAA TV (SUN) 02/07 Gimnasio Lazano Cardenas, Salamanca
1) Gato Eveready, Lasser Boy, Relampago vs Rio Bravo II, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana
2) Fabi Apache & Mari Apache vs Cinthia Moreno & Sexy Star
3) Crazy Boy & Extreme Tiger vs Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
4) Cibernético, Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Alex Koslov, Chessman, Konnan, Zorro
5) El Mesías & Marco Corleone vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Electroshock

2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#926)
Mexico:  02/21
US: 03/06

The thing about Guerra de Titanes being the big blow off match between Wagner and Mesias is it only works if that’s the last time face each other. If not for the gauntlet on Latin Lover’s arm, you’d be sure they were going to do another Wagner/Mesias match. Maybe it’ll feel a lot different on TV, but in no way does it feel like they’re moving on from that feud.

Speaking of other issues running in place, there’s another Legion vs CiberCirucs atomicos, another Hermandad/Tiger/whoever match and another Fabi/Sexi match. It seems like this week of tapings does not include the taping where everything happens.

Tiger’s last loss to Nicho & Lider was apparently not has last chance. Crazy Boy appears to be taking the slow and steady approach to introducing his new Mexican Powers. Decnnis teaming up with Nicho & Lider on 02/01 and being off the next two cards seems a little bit ominous.

What happened to Rain and Jennifer Blade? Maybe they’ll be back later.

Guys AAA Are Building Around

  • Laredo Kid: not on the card
  • Jack Evans: not on the card
  • Zorro: in the semimain (though as a goon in the Ciber/Konnan war)
  • Marco Corleone: in the main event! hooray! Unless Electro thinks all his flying around means he’s a cruiserweight.

02/05 AAA TV Lineup (Puebla)

AAA TV (FRI) 02/05 Gimnasio Ignacio Manuel AltaMirano de la BUAP, Puebla [KrisZ]
1) Atomic Boy, Lasser Boy, Zumbi vs Angel Mortal, Gran Apache, Mantra
2) Mascarita Sagrada, Mini Charly Manson, Octagoncito Mini Chessman vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis
3) Amnesia, Black Abyss, Histeria, Psicosis vs Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz
4) Alan Stone, El Elegido, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Alex Koslov, Chessman, Zorro
5) El Mesías, La Parka Jr., Latin Lover vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King

2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#924)
Mexico: 02/14
US:  02/27

Lasser Boy’s debut! I’ve been told pretty definitely that he’s a new kid, and not Atomic Boy, so it should be interesting to see what he’s got. If it airs – they’ve been getting only four matches on TV show far.

Seems like a bit of a reset button going on to where people were about 18 months ago. Mini Chessman is back to the tecnico side, Gran Apache is back to the rudo side.

Dark Family/Vipers 2.0 feud looks to be continuing.

Main event is the Rey de Reyes title match participants teaming up against the Wagners. I like the rudos chances.

New Annoying Running Feature: Checking up on The Guys AAA Will Be Building Around:

  • Marco Corleone – not on the card
  • Laredo Kid – not on the card
  • Jack Evans – not on the card
  • Zorro – in the semimain! Though doesn’t seem to be an important semimain if Elegido & Alan Stone are involved

02/02 Update: AAA makes this lineup official, with Octagoncito in for Mini Chessman. Hooray.

IWRG, Negro/Mascara advance, lineups

IWRG (THU) 01/28 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (photos), The Gladiatores (twitter), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Halcon 2000 b Volaris
2) Epidemia & Keshin Black b Eragon & Guizmo
3) Avisman, Gringo Loco, Hijo del Signo b Brazo Metalico, Daga, Dinamic Black
4) Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Negro Navarro b Solar I, Suicida, Zatura
5) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Angelico, Fishman Jr., Villano III

CMLL (FRI) 01/29 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas, Cesar, ESTO, Ovaciones (PDF)]
1) Diamante & Sensei b Artillero & Durango Kid
2) Bracito de Oro, Mascarita Dorada, Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, Rey Cometa DQ Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
4) Sagrado & Shocker b Rey Bucanero & Valiente [natl pi, eightfinal]
5) La Máscara & Negro Casas b Rush & Texano [natl pi, eightfinal]
6) Héctor Garza & Toscano b Felino & Sangre Azteca [natl pi, eightfinal]
7) Stuka Jr. & Último Guerrero b Brazo de Plata & Ray Mendoza Jr. [natl pi, eightfinal]
8) La Máscara & Negro Casas b Sagrado & Shocker [natl pi, quarterfinal]
9) Héctor Garza & Toscano b Stuka Jr. & Último Guerrero [natl pi, quarterfinal]
10) La Máscara & Negro Casas b Héctor Garza & Toscano [natl pi, semifinal]

Mascara & Negro Casas move on to face Atlantis & Mascara Dorada next week.

Not a lot of internal team issues. SuperLuchas mentions some Negro/Mascara strife, but no one else picked up on it, and they did win. Garza did rip up Mascara’s mask in the main event. Cesar says Garza & Toscano were the best unit, and they should’ve been since they’re the only regular team. No mixed team gear this week, though that would make sense for next week.

DQ was for the rudos throwing Angel Azteca over the top rope.

Perros (FRI) 01/29 Arena Azteca Budokan [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Principe Imperial & Toby b Caballero Bushi & Clinico
2) Galactico, Genesis, Tigre del Ring b Brozo, Dr. Jekill, Elementor
3) Chacalo, Mun-Ra, Reptilo b Demente, El Exotico, La Chona
4) Bracito De Plata, Mascarita Ano 2000, Mini Ciberentico b Mascarita de Oro y Plata, Mini Alebrije, Mini Oriental
5) Oriental & Rossy Moreno b Martha Villalobos & X-Fly [VIP MIXED TAG]
6) Charly Manson, Groon XXX, Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. b Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween

X-Fly & Charly Manson cost each other their matches.

Fuego en el Ring talks to the Cancerbros, who explain they had the idea that they should all wear similar gear, so people would know that they were a team. (Well, yes.)

Tiniablas Sr. continues to talk about his retirement tour. He says wrestles about 90% of his matches outside of Mexico City, because there’s more money elsewhere. He’s going to retire from lucha libre, but not movies or TV. He feels it would be a fraud if he put his mask on the line when he says he’s already retiring.

DTU has an Angelico promo for their next event.

Electroshock wears his old Ultamtium mask, makes an ultimatum.

Mesias and La Parka Jr. were honored for the AAA movie on Friday.

DJ Spectro looks back at Staan vs Carta Brava II from 1972 and Villanos/Black Scorpio vs Buffalo Allen/Rayos Domincanos

Lineups

MLL (TUE) 02/02 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Trueno vs Camorra & Ramstein
2) Estrella Mágica, Lady Apache, Star Fire vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Mima Shimoda
3) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Rush vs Cancerbero, Loco Max, Nosferatu
4) Blue Panther, Metro, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) La Sombra vs Felino

Should be a good main event here.

CMLL (FRI) 02/05 Arena Mexico
1) Leono & Tony Rivera vs Durango Kid & Inquisidor
2) Estrella Mágica, Lluvia, Marcela vs Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
3) Hijo del Fantasma vs Rey Bucanero [lightning]
4) Blue Panther, Héctor Garza, Shocker vs Averno, Mephisto, Terrible
5) Atlantis & Máscara Dorada vs La Máscara & Negro Casas [natl pi, final]
6) Místico vs Volador Jr.

That’s an unexpected lighthing match. Mistico/Volador wi;l be last.

CMLL on Televisa #960 (01/23/2010)

taped @ Arena Mexico on 01/22

watched @ WarriorX2000’s YouTube channel

Even though there wasn’t a great match on this show, and the matches were clipped up, this definitely felt like a show worth checking out, where things were actually happening. The Mistico turn stole the headlines, but the winners all came off as true winners. Even shortened, both the tournament and the title match had enough to them that you felt like that side that won proved they were the best. Ultimo Guerrero is clearly better than Hector Garza, and Atlantis & Mascara Dorada were the top team on that night.

The Mistico angle came off great. They teased that the Volador/Mistico matchup in the match, and the excitement was there when they finally faced off. The foul was perfect, and so was the post match. It seemed even less ambiguous watching it; Mistico chooses to foul Volador for his city, but it turns into something beyond once he throws the drink into Volador’s face. Even though it wasn’t the final of the night, it didn’t lose any impact for it.

The main event was too short to be very good, but what they showed was fine.

UG/Stuka, Mistico/Averno, Perros

More Ultimo/Stuka interviews for today’s show in Fuego en el Ring. UG thought Sombra/Dragon would do better last week. He’d be willing to face Garza in a mask vs hair match, because he’s not yet won hair. He promises a new look coming in about two months.

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Record has a three part interview with Mistico and Averno about their team. Mistico considers himself neither tecnico or rudo right now and explains he did what he did because he wanted to win the tournament, but also talks about teaming with Averno full time and says Volador’s became famous only because he was teaming with Mistico. At the same time, Mistico also says he hasn’t forgot his feud with Averno, still would like to do that mask match, and hasn’t forgot how past partnerships have gone bad. (Odd that the past partnership he brings up isn’t Black Warrior or Negro Casas, but Hector Garza.)

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Averno thinks he and Mistico should take the tag titles from Sombra & Volador. Averno should be the programmer! Mistico suggests bringing in Mephisto and making it a trio. Mistico again says he doesn’t want to be tecnico or rudo, but just the best and win the titles. (Again, Hector Garza. ISSUES.) Depsite all this talk, it’ll be Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero that Mistico will actually be teaming up with Sunday.

Speaking of Sunday, SuperLuchas looks at the three way battle that day – Perros vs CMLL vs WWE’s Royal Rumble on PPV. The Perros have made “cheap tickets for all!” as one of their focuses, but CMLL’s cheapest tickets are lower than the Perros for this week, and CMLL’s letting in all kids for free – both clearly designed to pack their house at the expense of the Perros. The Perros most expensive tickets are cheaper than CMLL’s.

In hyping up the Perro’s show, Perro Jr. says his promotion can make the best cards in Mexico, and figures he’ll be the only one wrestling as a rudo in the main event on Sunday. Also, Charly Manson says X-Fly is very respected and very prestigious, and so is Charly title.

For weekend 2 of the AAA movie, various AAA wrestlers will be doing autograph signings at theaters. Haven’t been able to find out how the movie actually did in week 1 (only know Avatar was the #1 movie of the week in Mexico.) Speaking off, Kcidis illustrates Ozz inspired by a movie.

There was a thread on Box Y Lucha mentioning a gossip show saying Sexi Star had left AAA. AAA says no, she’s still in AAA. AAA also has a Psycho Circus promo.

ROH has added Super Parka to Blue Demon Jr. and Cassandro on it’s April 3rd show in Charlotte.

There’s a new lucha libre restaurant open in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland?

Shocker & Strong Man team up in San Fransisco on Saturday. This is the same show with Lady Apache vs Alissa Flash for a new title. Since Alissa is finished up with TNA, can Lady Apache talk her into coming to CMLL? She’d be fun.

Segunda Caida continues it’s complete Cassandro recap with AAA matches from ’06 and ’07.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 02/01 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Blue Center, Tigre Rojo vs Akron, Barbaro I, Sauron
2) Molotov, Sensei, Tigre Blanco vs Bronco, Dr. X, Hooligan
3) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
4) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Toscano vs Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis
5) La Sombra & Volador Jr. vs Felino & Mr. Niebla [CMLL TAG]

They haven’t done this combo of Peste Negra yet.

CMLL (TUE) 02/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino vs Meteoro
2) Angelo & Virgo vs Ebola & In Memoria
3) Astaroth & Hierro vs Asesino Negro & Ráfaga
4) Ángel Azteca, Diamante, Metal Blanco vs Euforia, Máscara Mágica, Shigeo Okumura
5) Máscara Dorada & Místico vs Misterioso II & Último Guerrero

First time Mistico would be a tecnico at any of the major building since Friday. Could be interesting.

CMLL Roster, by training area

I was looking at articles to link to tomorrow, and I noticed ESTO’s preview of the show is based around and interview with Stuka & Ultimo Guerrero. They must’ve been on a media tour this afternoon, having also appeared on TelevisaDeportes’ website and probably being quoted more places tomorrow. It’d be a pretty big upset for these two to lose in the first round on Friday, if only because they’ve drawn lots of attention to the poor record of Team Laguna so far (0-3), though they’re not likely to win it all either, since UG won’t stop talking about facing Atlantis. He’s totally jinxed it.

The quote from this article that caught my eye was at the very end, where UG says Guadalajara is the best lucha libre school, but notes there are more than 10 Laguna wrestlers on the current roster. UG doesn’t actually give an exact number, and I’ve figured out that even being on another level doesn’t give you the ability to count everyone up, especially when they’re sprouting like weeds. Just to figure out the answer, and because no one will care much about this discussion a month from now, I broke down the roster by location, the same as being done in the ongoing tag team tournament.

mmm, pie
mmm, pie

Just like the tournament, some of the geographical distinctions are iffy at best, and a few could probably fit in different categories. I based my info off the data on the luchawiki profiles, and also the Current Roster based on that category, so I might’ve missed a couple. (Not sure if Metatron is officially on the roster. Super Cameleon slipped by! And we need to remove Black Warrior, I think.) I did include minis and women. The full list is after the jump, but the big summary is right here:

70 Mexico City
14 Laguna
10 Guadalajara
10 Monterrey
20 Other/Unknown

Just eyeballing the list real quick, only 5 Laguna guys have been around for a while  (UG, Panther, Ephesto, Hooligan and Misterioso); guys from about Stuka on are part of this Laguna Wave. It’s a lot different from the mostly veteran lists hailing from the north and the west.

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