Negro defeats Fantasma, Terrible/Texano, Mistico/Volador, lineups

CMLL (SUN) 02/14 Arena Mexico [Cesar]
1) Camorra & Semental b Camaleón & Trueno
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrella Mágica, Marcela b Hiroka, Yezca, Zeuxis
3) Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca b Máscara Dorada, Metro, Sagrado
4) Blue Panther, Strong Man, Toscano b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Negro Casas b Hijo del Fantasma [CMLL MIDDLE]

Fantasma won the first, Negro Casas won the second, Negro escaped Fantasma’s German suplex to pin him clean with a casita and win the championship. This was much more of a technical battle than Friday’s title match.

Negro Casas is the 15th champion and this is his second reign. He lost it back in 2006 to Averno, who was the man Fantasma beat for the title. Negro Casas is also now a two crown champion, holding both the CMLL welter and middleweight titles. (Volador and Mascara Dorada are also two belt champions, as far as belts CMLL counts.) After this weekend’s title changes, there are 15 recognized normal male champions.

As expected, No Limit defeated Terrible & Texano to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team titles. Naito got the pin on Texano in about ten and half minutes. Not much was said about the match quality.

Mistico/Volador links of the day

donnanews has a long and interesting story about lucha libre & media (magazines & TV), including stuff like the original name of Box Y Lucha. There’s a few interesting nuggets out of here, like Leobrado Magadan explaining Ras de Lona not covering WWE by saying there’s no cross over between fans of CMLL & WWE. I find that belief less than true.

Latin Lover says, if he wins the championship, he plans on wrestling more often.

In celebration of Valentines Day, AAA looks back at couples in AAA. No mention of Gato & Pimpi!

Estrellas del Ring has interviews with DTU champ Aero Boy and Hijo del Dr. Wagner

WagnerMania looks back at Dr. Wagner Jr. in Japan.

Cesar has a bunch of posts: looking at CMLLs cards, says Santos Perros del Mal match will NOT air (because Perro didn’t sign him to a deal for TV rights), suggest Black Warrior is listed as a surprise because you never know if he’ll show (he is listed with his name, more often than not),

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at Mil Mascaras almost winning the AWA World Title.

DJ Spectro looks back at El Hijo del Santos debut in Arena Naucalpan, the introductions of Los Marqueses and El Vagbundo

Ohtani’s Jacket looks back at Panther vs Atlantis, 1991 for his 200th post.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.


IWRG (THU) 02/18 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinamic Black vs Keshin Black
2) Guizmo & Héros vs Alan Extreme & Carta Brava Jr.
3) Brazo Metalico, Chico Che, Fishman Jr. vs Avisman, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Angelico, el Ángel, Freelance vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Hijo del Pantera, Pantera, Zatura vs Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Hijo del Signo

Hijo del Signo has made it to the main event quick. Freelance back! Has Angel been good here? (In the one match that’s happened so far, I guess.)

CMLL (SUN) 02/21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Titanio
2) Angelo & Virgo vs Drago & In Memoria
3) Neutrón & Palacio Negro vs León Blanco & Mr. Trueno
4) Bam Bam & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Damian 666 & Pequeño Warrior
5) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Strong Man vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Minis in the semimain, huh. Sombra seems to be locked in against Peste Negra.

Perros del Mal (SUN) 02/21 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon
1) Charly Manson vs X-Fly
2) Groon XXX & Hijo del Lizmark vs Damián 666 & Halloween
3) Konnan Big vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Unrequested advice: Perro Aguayo Jr., you’re facing Konnan Big in a singles match, you need to re-evaluate the decisions you’ve made in your life. (I have no idea why the db thinks Charly is a rudo, but I don’t care too much.) Which of these three matches will deliver on the wrestling?

IWRG (SUN) 02/21 Arena Nacualpan
1) Eragon & Héros vs Alan Extreme & Hijo del Signo
2) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
3) Angelico, Chico Che, el Ángel vs Histeria II, Psicosis II, Veneno

Missing the opener and something else – maybe the Piratas and Mascara come back for a title match next week? Not only is Cerbero Negro back suddenly, but so is Avisman, to make it a trios feud.