CMLL Guerreros del Ring on CAN52 #217 (01/16/2010)

taped 01/10/10 @ Arena Coliseo

megaupload: VIK356SU

Fabián el Gitano ©, Leono, Tony Rivera vs Bronco, Puma King, Tiger Kid © – Nice to see this rudo trio in a match with actual time. The Puma/Tiger move needs a name ASAP. Apparently, in the Nueva Era, you no longer have to cover anyone to get a pin!

Astro Boy, Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado © vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Naito ©, Sangre Azteca – now it’s clear why Naito is back: it’s recces! At least he’s amusing, and putting everyone over.

That’s video #519 over on DailyMotion. Since people seem to be having issues with viewing them due to ads, I’m thinking about moving again. The problem is I can only think of YouTube to go to, and I’d have to start splitting every video in half (and figuring out where to put the break point, which is more of a pain.) I’m not having these problems myself, which is probably a lot to do with using the FireFox AdBlock Plus extension, but I’m not doing these videos for me.

This ends the recap run. I’ve got stuff I could watch – I always have stuff I could watch. I believe there’s at least two Lucha Libre Premier episodes, one or two Cadena Tres shows, some TDN matches, and a CMLL Puebla show sitting on my TiVo to watch. Not sure what I’ll do next. (Play the NHL ’10 game I picked up over the weekend? Hmmmm.)

Puebla, Valiente, Taichi

CMLL (MON) 01/18 Arena Puebla [R de Rudo]
1) Mr. Rafaga & Policeman b Asturiano & SWAT
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia
3) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Sagrado b Nitro, Nosferatu, Shigeo Okumura
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Valiente b Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca, Vangelis
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero b La Sombra, Shocker, Volador Jr.

Felino & Niebla fouled Somnbra & Volador and got away with it for the win. Tecnicos demanded a super libre match. Seems like a tag team title match coming up here.

Vangelis replaced Misterioso II in the semimain, where Mascara got Sangre with the campana. Ultimo Dragoncito replaced Tzuki in the minis match.

Ovaciones and ESTO both preview tonight’s CMLL card. There’s no particular story going into this one, though maybe it should be Garza continuing his win streak heading into Friday.

Fuego en el Ring talks to Valiente, who’s now the only Valiente. Hijo de Valiente and Valiente Jr. (“children of a friend”) had talked about using the name, but never actually got permission. After CMLL pointed it out, Valiente asked them to stop. They also have interviews with Rambo, La Comadante (who figures she got a promotion in Pierroth’s army, causing the name change) and Okumura. Okumura says he and Naito have been brainstorming ideas for Taichi. Judging from Naito on this weekends 52MX show, Taichi should definitely be concerned. NJPW officially announced Taichi, was headed to CMLL for an excursion. No word on exactly how long he’s meant to be in CMLL for, but it should be a while.

Record, LuchandoLibre, ESTO and R de Rudos have reports on the Perros show.

There’s lots of photos of this weekend’s Tijuana show over on flickr.

A new lucha libre commissioner was sworn in, in Juarez.

Blue Demon Jr. will be appearing on ROH’s Charlotte show. Kind of a surprise, because he was not that popular last time ROH used him, but they wanted a lucha name to help draw latinos.

Box Y Lucha #2957 hypes more Konnan vs Cibernetico. Or maybe they’re it’s just meant as a warning.

Cronicas y Leyendas writes about Rey Misterio & Juvi in Japan, Cien Caras vs Salomon Grundy (slightly different matches), plus Pirata Morgan taking Masakre’s hair, and Solitario taking Atila’s mask.

Segunda Caida writes about IWRG 11/26/09 and KrisZ’s news update

CMLL on Fox Sports #174 (12/05/2009)

taped Arena Coliseo, 11/29/2009

megaupload: full show

Euforia, Pólvora, Virus © vs Ángel de Oro, Fabián el Gitano, Rouge © – THREE FALLS UNDER FOUR MINUTES. (On the other hand, Fabian & Rouge, maybe that was for the best.) Cancerberos are cool, hooray for that. I need to track down the Arena Coliseo title match.

Blue Panther, Místico ©, Volador Jr. vs Averno ©, Ephesto, Mephisto – exactly the match you think you’re going to get with these six guys. Actually, maybe a little better than considering it’s an MVS match in Arena Coliseo. The one other extra was Mistico implying Mephisto’s new physique came via injection; does that mean I was totally in the right for bringing up the same thing around the bodybuilding contest? It’s pretty hard to believe we’re supposed to ignore that subject when the top hero in the company is pointing it out. (Also, it was hilarious.)