More on fallout from Friday’s Arena Mexico show
– it’s amusing CMLL stole the buzz on the night the AAA’s movie premiered. It so stole the buzz, it took me a day and a half to realize someone else was supposed to have it.
– Ovaciones mentions Mistico vs Volador may be added to Friday’s card, with conformation (or not) expected tomorrow. That’s also been the rumor elsewhere.
– Fuego en el Ring has a rare editorial, pointing out the failure of the Laguna, and GDL triumphant.
– Box Y Lucha has a nice photo of Mistico’s Averno gear, and is going with the idea that Mistico was just treated too meanly for too long.
I have no idea how this is going to go. I don’t thing anyone is 100% sure, CMLL included – everyone’s trying to get a sense of how everyone else is reacting, and we won’t really be totally sure about that until the next time he steps in the ring in Arena Mexico. He’s still going to be working as a tecnico elsewhere. Whatever they do, I hope this is part 1 of a long story and not something that’s going to be reversed next week.
AAA had a press conference/autograph signing/minis match at “Kidzania, La Ciudad de los Ninos”. Both Box Y Lucha and Luchando Libre have photos. Tropicasas is a snappy dresser, though kind of stuck in the 70s.
Ovaciones mentions Lasser Boy will debut on the 02/05 taping. Odd thing is, the match is Lasser Boy, Atomic Boy, Zumbi vs Angel Mortal, Monstre (?) and Gran Apache. Lasser Boy sure seems to be the former Atomic Boy, so they are likely debuting someone new under that name next Monday.
Also, Naito is back in Japan, but will return with Taichi (this time, said to be 02/15. Hope you didn’t make plans for the 14th.)
DTU says their next show is 02/20 in Arena Lopez Mateos.
SuperLuchas notes Spain’s Cuatro is not renewing WWE programming for 2010, and wonders if the same boom/bust cycle might repeat in Mexico.
Cesar looks at this week’s lineups, figuring out the chances of each team.
Cronicas Y Leyendas has a photo of Fantasticos vs Misioneros.
SuperLuchas #348 has rudo Mistico and the AAA movie on the cover. There’s also a good interview with Super Crazy, who said he was asked by Dragon Gate who’d he’d recommend in his place if he was unavailable to the company. Crazy said Hijo de Rey Misterio from the indies and work pick Volador Jr. or Valiente from CMLL or Ozz from AAA if they were available. Hijo de Rey is a surprise. Crazy and his brother Taz el Feroz’s LLJL school is going so well, they’re moving into another building. Konami and Dinastia are headed back to Japan for a rematch on 04/15; hopefully someone gets Rene Dupree a ticket.
SuperLuchas also confirms CMLL changed La Nazi’s name to La Comadante to prevent/remove issues when marketing the promotion (and TV shows) outside of Mexico.
Lucha World has KrisZ’s news update. Also, Slamin’ Stan #24 has best moments of 2009, and what Johnny Legend did with a Hijo del Santo mask.
IWRG (THU) 01/28 Arena Naucalpan
1) Volaris vs Halcon 2000
2) Eragon & Guizmo vs Epidemia & Keshin Black
3) Brazo Metalico, Daga, Dinamic Black vs Avisman, Gringo Loco, Hijo del Signo
4) Solar I, Suicida, Zatura vs Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Negro Navarro
5) Angelico, Fishman Jr., Villano III vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
This should be the new Fishman Jr., making his debut here. They were doing a Solar I/Bombero Infernal feud last week in the semimian, but it seems to be dropped here.
CMLL (SUN) 01/31 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Trueno vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Astro Boy, Horus, Molotov vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Inquisidor
3) Estrella Mágica, Lady Apache, Lluvia vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
4) Máximo, Metro, Toscano vs Ephesto, Misterioso II, Terrible
5) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Místico vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Mistico as a tecnico, though we’ll see what the crowd thinks about that. Toscano in the semimain,/52MX slot of course. This is Blanca’s first match since a cameo at the end of November; she hasn’t been full time since October due to injury. Horus is also back for the first time since November, though we never heard if it was injury or general unhappiness with his performance.
CMLL (SUN) 01/31 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Relampago vs In Memoria
2) Idolo & Saturno vs Acertijo & Exterminador
3) Gallo & Metal Blanco vs Neutrón & Palacio Negro
4) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Sagrado vs Euforia, Pólvora, Virus
5) La Sombra & Volador Jr. vs Averno & Mephisto
Main event is tag champs vs usual contenders.
AFLL (SUN) 01/31 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Star Fire & Zareth vs La Zorra & Zeuxis
2) Keira & Lilith vs Kamilion & La Rebelde
3) Angélica & Perla Negra vs La Chola & Lady Metal
4) Flor Metalica, Josseline, La Seductora vs La Diabólica, La Nazi, Lady Warrior
This is the debut of an all women’s promotion. Sort of amusing to see the CMLL novatas in the opener, but probably a good thing they’re there at all. If I was CMLL, I’d be encouraging to get as much work as possible. They need to get thru a lot more not-good matches before they can start having good ones.