IWRG, Garza/UG, Averno/Mascara, lineups

IWRG (THU) 01/07 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (photos), The Gladiatores via Luchando Libre, Black Terry Jr. via Box Y Lucha]
1) Volaris b Halcon 2000
2) Eragon & Imperial b Comando Negro & Flama Infernal
3) Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco b Brazo de Plata Jr., Brazo Jr., Brazo Metalico
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Pantera, Suicida, Zatura
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Angelico, Solar I, Ultramán Jr.

Not taped for TV, but Black Terry Jr. put up video of the main event at the Box Y Lucha link.

Brazos were about to win when Avisman used a referee distraction to pull Brazo Metalico’s mask and help his partners cheat to a win. That is quite the trio of evildoers. Brazo Metalico impressed in his debut, except for the whole getting beat part.

CMLL (FRI) 01/08 Arena Mexico [R de Rudo, Cesar]
1) Diamante & Starman b Durango Kid & Inquisidor
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Pequeño Olímpico b Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
3) Loco Max b Ángel Azteca Jr. [lightning]
4) Averno, Ephesto, Virus b La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Valiente
5) Shocker, Toscano, Volador Jr. b Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Shigeo Okumura
6) Héctor Garza, Místico, Strong Man DQ Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

UG fouled Garza, and Garza challenged him to a heavyweight title match. Maybe it’ll work better for him if he tries it outside Arena Puebla. UG made the same point, saying Garza’s got to be him in a non-title match before he gets another shot. Atlantis replaced Mr. Niebla, who’s knee must be acting up again. (Or he violated his double secret probation.)

Interstingly, in the news blurb that went up, the tease was for Ultimo Guerrero vs STRONG MAN, not Garza. Late change of plans?

Shocker pinned Naito to win the semimain.

Fourth match heavily pushed a Mascara/Averno feud. Averno got away with a foul and a mask pull to pin him for the win.

They’ve got a clock in the arena for the lightning matches. Perhaps that means they won’t accidentally go over 10 minutes now? (Or it’ll be funnier when they do.)

Mini Olimpico replace Tzuki.

Inquisidor was strechered out after the opener.

Estrellas del Ring interviews Perro Aguayo Jr. about the deal with Santo. The 01/31 show is back at Sala de Armas de la Magdalena, and Perro says there will be no titles or hairs on the line, but they are talking about Perro’s hair vs Santo’s mask at some point. The interview was part of a trip to the hospital to visit sick children.

AAA has a very open and honest interview with Marco Corleone. Maybe it’s a bit too honest for AAA’s website when the first answer is “maybe I’ll go back to the WWE someday”, but that just means it’s a better read for me. Marco discusses why he think he’s done better than other US guys brought in to Mexico lately, and Jack Evans vs Marco’s Carpet.

Cesar says the new Mexican Trios champs are CMLL’s first bad decision of the year. And it only took them six days!

DJ Spectro looks back at Hulk Hogan in El Toreo, and an old Box y Lucha about real and fake brothers.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at the Cowboys of 1981 (Negro Navarro instead of Silver King) and Angel Blanco unmasked.

AAA the Movie will be 90 minutes long. On the website, Konnan hypes up the movie.

IWRG (SUN) 01/10 Arena Naucalpan
1) Ángel de la Noche & Guizmo vs Guerrero 2000 & Keshin Black
2) Dinamic Black & Imperial vs Alan Extreme & Comando Negro
3) Chico Che, Eragon, Hijo del Pantera vs El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco, Masada
4) Bushi vs Dr. Cerebro [IWRG IC Light]
5) El Alebrije, el Hijo del Canek, Pantera vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pirata Morgan

Bushi’s Last Stand? I dunno, I just like saying that. Odd that Avisman & Gringo Loco were the last guys teased to get a shot and it’s Dr. Cerebro who’s getting it.

CMLL (TUE) 01/12 Arena Coliseo
1) Astro Boy & Bengala vs Cholo & Ramstein
2) Diamante, Fabián el Gitano, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Durango Kid, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Ángel de Plata, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
4) Sagrado, Shocker, Valiente vs Rey Bucanero, Sangre Azteca, Último Guerrero
5) Héctor Garza, La Máscara, La Sombra vs Felino, Naito, Negro Casas

Looks like they’ve might moved these back to Arena Coliseo full time, as was the rumor a couple months ago. Naito seems to be taking Mr. Niebla’s spot this week.

CMLL (FRI) 01/15 Arena Mexico
1) Starman & Tigre Blanco vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Último Dragoncito vs Tzuki, Shockercito, Fantasy, Pierrothito, Pequeño Warrior, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Nitro [cibernetico]
3) Ángel de Plata vs Raciel [lightning]
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Metro vs Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Shigeo Okumura
5) Brazo de Plata, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis
6) Héctor Garza vs Último Guerrero

Hooray for random ciberneticos. Lightning match sounds good. After that, I’m not so sure. No Averno/Mascara followup. (No new trios champions teaming up either.)

CMLL (SUN) 01/17 Arena Coliseo
1) Principe & Trueno vs Cholo & Disturbio
2) Delta, Leono, Metatrón vs Apocalipsis, Durango Kid, Inquisidor
3) Ángel de Oro, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Loco Max
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Sagrado vs Felino, Naito, Negro Casas
5) Héctor Garza, Místico, Shocker vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Metatron seems to be sticking around.