CMLL (TUE) 01/12 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Relampago & Virgo b Meteoro & Saturno
2) Asesino Negro & Drago b Angelo & Metatrón
3) Hierro & Palacio Negro b Ángel del Mal & Rey Trueno
4) Máscara Dorada & Valiente b Ephesto & Euforia
5) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Hijo del Fantasma b Máscara Mágica, Terrible, Texano
Valiente got sent over here to replace Maximo. Porky pinned Terrible in the main event. Tag team champions of this specific building losing a tag team match in this specific building should lead somewhere…
CMLL (TUE) 01/12 Arena Mexico [ESTO, Fuego en el Ring]
3) Ángel de Plata, Fuego, Stuka Jr. b Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
4) Rey Bucanero, Sangre Azteca, Último Guerrero b Metro, Sagrado, Shocker
5) Héctor Garza, La Máscara, La Sombra DQ Felino, Naito, Negro Casas
Felino yanked off La Sombra’s mask for the straight fall loss. Metro was here for Valiente.
AAA held a press conference and early screening of their movie for the press yesterday. Somehow, I did not get an invite, but there’s a lot of articles out about it today. What you need to know:
– Movie cost 30 million pesos ($2.35 mil US), but they hope to make 80,000,000 ($6.27). That’d be a strong return of investment. They’ll open on 250 screens, and they’re thinking of a TV series or a movie if succesful.
– Obviously, that means they think it’ll do better than Campones de Lucha Libre did, and there’s talk about purposely spacing it away from that movie.
– Konnan says wrestlers are more relatable heroes than soccer players, because fans sit a lot closer to the ring. Parka says WWE is a fad, since Mexican wrestling is obviously much better.
– The movie will be dubbed in Japanese and English. They hope to send it to Japan, but there’s no real plans mentioned for elsewhere.
– The picture from the AAA site that kinda looked like Mr. Niebla is in fact Mr. Niebla. Movies take a while to make, what are you going to do.
– Also, and I only realized (or remembered) this a couple weeks ago: they’re calling AAA Sin Limite de Tiempo because there’s no limit in time – they’re traveling all around it, you see.
– The film director watched La Parka Jr. for a month to study how he acts in the ring. Making movies is tough.
– Movie includes La Parka Jr. winning a championship; clearly a work of fiction
Last weekend’s ratings, as noted by LLL down below:
01/08 SmackDown: 9.7
01/09 CMLL: 4.0
01/10 AAA: 3.7
01/11 Raw: 9.3 (19.0)
CMLL’s Best of 2009 show was a high mark for their ratings, while AAA’s Best Of was a lower than usual mark for them. Also not sure if it’s a blip but remember SmackDown ratings were doing mid 11’s back in October and have dropped off that mark since early November. Raw ratings are basically steady, but this is the lowest number we’ve gotten for them.
Terrible says he and Texano to Japan on 02/12. He was so excited, he had trouble sleeping at first.
Ovaciones has a short video interview with Super Nova about WWE.
Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Hijo del Santo’s debut and Ultimo Guerrero taking Mr. Aguila’s mask.
Kcidis predicts the ending of Hector Garza & Ultimo Guerrero.
Segunda Caida starts a run of IWRG recap with the Castle of Terror show (no thoughts on the skit?), the Dr. Cerbero vs Suicida show, and Flor Metalica vs La Diabolica.
Ohtani’s Jacket writes about the IWRG handhelds 01/07/10 and Bushi vs Dr. Cerebro.
CMLL (MON) 01/18 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & SWAT vs Mr. Rafaga & Policeman
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Tzuki vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia
3) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Sagrado vs Nitro, Nosferatu, Shigeo Okumura
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) La Sombra, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero
Tzuki is booked. Will he appear? Semimain is two third of the world trios champions vs Poder Mexica, while main is the tag team champions. (So probably no new feuds from this.)