lucha chat this Friday

[poll id=”58″]This Friday night (02/05), I’ll be hosting a chat for this site thru CoverItLive.

AAA will be holding a taping in Puebla that night (featuring Mesias & Latin Lover attempting to team up), while CMLL will have the finals of the National Parajes Incriedble tournament and the much anticipated Volador vs Mistico match. We’ll be following them both and talking about whatever things are going.

You can join the chat via this link on Friday. It should start around 8:30pm Central Time.

Chat is now live.

Monterrey, Volador/Mistico, Santo, IWRG

indy (TUE) 02/02 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Ángel Espacial b Black Poison
2) Gian Carlo & Solovino b Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II
3) Coliseo 2000 & Pulpo b Koko Viper & Pulpo Negro
4) Angel Dorado Jr. & Sky b Lover Boy & Simbolo [AAA NORTH TAG]
5) Furor b Hijo del Ninja [FILL LH]

Furor won the vacant title, while Dorado and Sky held on theirs.

Arena Mexico previews:

Tonight’s Lineup

CMLL (FRI) 02/05 Arena Mexico
1) Leono & Tony Rivera vs Durango Kid & Inquisidor
2) Estrella Mágica, Lluvia, Marcela vs Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
3) Hijo del Fantasma vs Rey Bucanero [lightning]
4) Blue Panther, Héctor Garza, Shocker vs Averno, Mephisto, Terrible
5) Atlantis & Máscara Dorada vs La Máscara & Negro Casas [natl pi, final]
6) Místico vs Volador Jr.

The luchablog research department put together a list of all known previous Mistico vs Volador matches

8/20/2004   Arena Mexico               El Hijo Del Santo & Místico b Atlantis & Volador Jr. [Gran Alternativa, semifinal]
7/10/2005   Gimnasio Nuevo Leon	       Super Parka & Volador Jr. vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Místico [Relevos Increíbles]
6/4/2008    Auditorio Miguel Barragan  Místico & Último Guerrero b Dr. Wagner Jr. & Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
12/18/2008  Arena Monterrey            Averno, Misterioso II, Volador Jr. b Místico, Rey Hechicero, Sangre Azteca [semifinal]
1/22/2010   Arena Mexico               Averno & Místico b Terrible & Volador Jr. [natl pi, quarterfinal]
1/31/2010   Arena Mexico               Atlantis, Místico, Último Guerrero b Máximo, Mr. Niebla, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]

It’s been 5 years, 6 months and 17 days since Mistico (& Santo) beat Volador & Atlantis to win the 2004 Gran Alternativa, the event that set up Mistico as the future star of the company. Depending on how you look at it, either that date, or Mistico’s debut, or the 1/1/2005 match where he beat Averno for his first title (and moved from “future star” to “star”) is the start of the Era Of Mistico in CMLL. Mistico will still be on top of CMLL at the end of the night, but it may also be a totally different era.

I’ve heard people guess that tonight’s main event will end with Mistico officially joining the rudos, or with Volador swerving everyone and ending up wiht Hijos del Averno. I could see them both being friends again after the match (Mistico has said the Super Sky Team is done, but Mistico says a lot of things.) I could also see a third party – Avernos, Peste, who knows – getting involved to unite the pair again. If you ever wanted to make up a rumor about a finish, this would be the one to do, because people are willing to believe just about anything about this one. CMLL’s hinting strongest towards Mistico turning rudo, not that really means much.

It’s my guess that no one really knows for sure at the moment. Whatever decision they’ve made isn’t final until it actually happens, and there’s surely more people trying to be heard on this decision than any other. Especially at the highest level. Even the most distant boss off all time will be personally involved in this decision. Tecnico Mistico has carried the company in many ways, but being a draw is most important to those who work at the company. There’s no other tecnico on hand who would fill that spot on Day 1, but Tecnico Mistico is starting to see some diminishing returns, and Rudo Mistico might be a better draw in the short term.

Besides the main event, the national parajes increidble tournament, the thing that actually started all this, is wrapping up tonight. It’s kind of a mirror match up of beloved rudo & young up and coming tecnico vs beloved rudo & young and up coming tecnico. Except, La Mascara’s not really a young guy (more of a factor of many even younger guys coming in than aging.) Also, Mascara moved up faster than a lot of his contemporaries, but they’ve mostly caught and passed him. Dorada, a two belt champion in the middle of a hot stretch, is one of those guys. Still, La Mascara & Negro Casas are the home team and should be easy crowd favorites.

As fate would have it, today is also the anniversary of El Santo’s death. Articles:

And AAA is taping tonight in Puebla, with #1 Contender Latin Lover teaming with Champion Mesias. We’ll be talking about this show (assuming live results are up as usual) and the CMLL show (for how ever long radio goes with the show – they may not be able to stick around for the mian event!) tonight in the chat.

Misterioso, thru Fuego en el Ring, demands a shot at Ultimo Guerrero and the heavyweight championship. He’s clearly been reading himself for that weight division. Misterioso wants to face everyone for hair, mask and titles, but figures knocking off Ultimo Guerrero will springboard him into a position where he actually gets those matches.

Fuego en el Ring also talks to Diamante, and mentions him being the New Sombra. Because the old Sombra is quite old at 20. The actual point is Sombra started with CMLL at 17, Diamante did the same, and they’re both good.

El Pancracio has an interview with Villano IV (says he’s not back with CMLL, just filling in for the one appearance), and the four guys in last Sunday’s Perro main event.

The La Sombra del Asno blog has some neat illustrations of lucha libre, though it’s more greco-roman wrestling.

Kcidis has the Wagner family.

Segunda Caida checks out 01/03/10 IWRG.

LuchaWorld has the newest Segunda Caida.


IWRG (SUN) 02/07 Arena Naucalpan
1) Imperial vs Alan Extreme
2) Eragon & Eros vs Avisman & Hijo del Signo
3) Chico Che, Hijo del Pantera, Pendulo vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Angelico, Pantera, Rayman vs Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Veneno
5) El Hijo del Diablo vs Gringo Loco, Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro [cage, hair]

Updated lineup. Besides the four way, this is Rayman’s first appearance here in a year and a half.