Piratas win IWRG, Colilseo, GDL, CMLL new stars

IWRG (SUN) 01/24 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (photos), Estrellas del Ring]
1) King Drako b Máscara Magnífica
2) Comando Negro & Epidemia b Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota
3) Eragon, Hijo del Pantera, Zatura b Alan Extreme, Heavy Boy, Hijo del Signo
4) El Hijo del Diablo & Gringo Loco b Black Terry & Dr. Cerebro
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan b Brazo de Plata & Brazo de Plata Jr. and Fuerza Guerrera & Juventud Guerrera and Máscara Año 2000 & Máscara Año 2000 Jr. [IWRG IC TAG, semifinal]

Piratas face Navarros next week. Juvi was first eliminated in a shocking turn of events. It actually came down to Pirata Morgan versus both Mascara Ano 2000s. Pirata beat the Junior, then the Senior got DQed for attacking the referee. Way to blow your title shot.

Gringos jumped the Terrible Cerebros on the way to the ring and won fall one. Looked like the Terrible Cerberos were about to win fall two, but Diablo got Dr. Cerebro with his feet on the ropes for the straight fall win.

CMLL (SUN) 01/24 Arena Coliseo
1) Astro Boy & Súper Camaleón b Cholo & Durango Kid
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Fabián el Gitano b Puma King, Skándalo, Tiger Kid
3) Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico DQ Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
4) Rush, Sagrado, Toscano b Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Negro Casas, Terrible, Texano Jr. b Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma

Negro Casas beat Fantasma with his feet on the ropes. Rush beat Sangre Azteca, which is just tremendously wrong. I am amused by Rush being embarrassingly far behind in the novato de ano voting, despite a much higher profile than Angel de Oro, Delta and Diamante. Minis took the segunda in straight falls, Warrior pulling off Dorada’s mask in the second fall.

CMLL (SUN) 01/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Templario b Baron de Jalisco
2) Katana b Meteoro
3) Astaroth & Saturno b Acertijo & In Memoria
4) Hierro & Palacio Negro b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
5) Metro, Stuka Jr., Valiente DQ Cancerbero, Pólvora, Raciel
6) Shocker & Volador Jr. b Rey Bucanero & Último Guerrero

Rey & UG won the first fall, but it was downhill from there. Maybe they were just rusty? Let’s go with that.

DQ in the semimain was for the rudos going nuts and ripping up Metro’s mask.

Ovaciones has a big two page article about the Upcoming CMLL Young Stars, highlighting double champion Mascara Dorada (though the big picture on the top of the page is of Hector Garza, oddly enough.) There’s a short interview with Panico, who says CMLL keeps bringing in more new talent to push everyone else, and it’s tough to support everyone, so they must take advantage of chances they’re given.

Besides Dorada, there’s a whole long list of other promising young wrestlers: all 3 Angels, Delta, Rush, Diamante, Stuka Jr., Metro, Guerrero Maya, Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Fuego, Polvora, Raziel, Cancerbero, Euforia. Lluvia is named as best of the new woman (think that’s the consensus), and Electrico, Astral, Mini Nito and Nino de Acero are mentioned as upcoming minis, though they don’t actually say if they’re good or bad. On the other hand, Maximo is singled out as the guy who has least lived up to his potential, with the author wanting less silliness and more wrestling. Other “wrestlers who have been given the opportunity but have not developed”: Leono, Fabian el Gitano, Sagrado, Trueno, Hooligan, Metalico, Apocalipsis and Ramstein. Some arguable names there for sure. Overall, the cutoff between “Young Star” and “Star” seems iffy, not to mention the guys who are “New” but not that Young.

This turns into a plug for the Gran Alternativa, mentioning all the winners (and listing Chicago Express, Tony Rivera, Tigre Blanco, Psicodelico Jr. and Alan Stone as the non-successful winners.) It’s odd they’d go this way, since they just ran the Gran Alternativa in September and the next would would be a half a year away, but I guess it’s a natural topic when you’re talking about young stars.

In the section on the minis, Tzuki is mentioned as if he’s still on the CMLL roster. Wouldn’t read a lot into that.

A site points out some very famliar lucha libre figures as puzzles.

Coco Rojo responds to Cocolores claims of owning the character. So not interested in this whole dispute.

Box Y Lucha #2958 has Mistico rudo.

DTU (SAT) 02/20 Arena Lopez Mateos [DTU]
1) Mr. Chef vs Flama Azul
2) Masivo vs Flamita, ?, Draztick Boy
3) ? & Titan vs Hormiga & Iron Love
4) Cerebro Negro vs Sadico, Black Fire
5) Último Gladiador vs Angelico
6) Dance Boy, Epitafio, Sepulturero I vs Juan el Ranchero, Magnifico, Paranoiko
7) Crazy Boy vs Aero Boy [5000 tacks]
8) Extreme Tiger vs Joe Lider, Violento Jack, Money Pack

I guess Crazy Boy is unretired from hardcore matches. Or maybe 5000 tacks isn’t really hardcore? I can never tell about these things. First time Angelico has shown up on one of these cards; he’s a foreigner already living in Mexico, dunno how AAA hasn’t contacted him yet.

14 thoughts to “Piratas win IWRG, Colilseo, GDL, CMLL new stars”

  1. whos mr.chef?

    the vipers debut was okay there were alot of botched spots. lardeo kid nearly broke his neck.

  2. Smackdown 9.6
    CMLL National Rating 3.3
    CMLL Mexico City 4.2

    Notice CMLL did almost a full point better than national average in Mexico City market. Perhaps the DF vs. Laguna vs. jalisco vs. Monterrey thing sparked interest in the local DF market.

    More to come

  3. Cubs will probably put this up soon but ESTO has a new Sunday main event (@ Arena Coliseo):

    Mistico, Atlantis, UG vs Volador Jr., Mr. Niebla, Maximo.


  4. @Alan: What could the Perros possibly have left to air?

    @CM93: My thoughts on the new Vipers were that they were HUGE. Especially Histeria and Psicosis. I feel bad for Toxico (Psicosis) b/c he obviously HATES that wig. He was messing with it between every spot. I hope his hair grows fast! They botched a lot of their combo spots but that is to be expected with four random guys stuck together for the first time. The most important part was that they all provided great bases for the tecnicos’ high flying. Aero Star working with his old training buddy Toxico was so fun to watch! This might also motivate Laredo Kid some more. Super Fly on the other hand… I’ve sorta given up on him. He did nothing and just seems to have mentally quit.

    @thecubsfan: I like Estrella Magica better than Lluvia just based on the fact Lluvia can’t jump b/c she’s bottom heavy.

  5. @Rob: So Mistico and UG will have to work El Paso on Saturday night, and fly right back to Mexico City early Sunday morning or perhaps a red-eye from Cd. Juarez. I knew that poor promoter in El Paso would find his show sandwiched.

  6. @Rob: Looks like the second part of the show that aired last week. Opened with minis triangle match and then they have the Vipers/Aguila match. And it looks like they are actually taking advantage of the airtime to hype this Sunday’s show. After the first match they ran stuff about Charly/XFly and mentioned the main event.

    Oh, and now we get pictures fromt he children’s hospital.

  7. Supposedly next week they will be airing the Arena Lopez Mateo show. Or at least that is what I think I understood.

  8. @Rob: to me histeria looked like a fanatatic bumper and toxicosis took that tope through the ropes very well.

    why didnt they just give toxico a straight haired wig?it distracted him for half the match.

    they still look like a promising team though.

  9. Why didn’t they just regimmick Super Fly into Psicosis since he has all that hair anyways? Or at least he did last time I saw him.

  10. @Rob: I can’t believe you commented on Lluvia/Magica and not that list of disappointments. Hooligan!

    Sagrado also really doesn’t belong on that list, as long as we all understand he’s got to be losing his mask in the next year or two to a rudo to build them up (or maybe to Mistico to set up the actual Volador/Mistico mask match.)

  11. AAA did just a 2.4, but keep in mind, it aired very early to make room for the Vikings vs. Saints game.

    I’d like to see Sagrado go heel and lose to Mistico. I say that b/c they have to feed hairs and masks to Mistico.

    Stuka is another guy I think would make a great heel.

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