IWRG (THU) 02/25 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (photos), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Comando Negro b Imperial
2) Dinamic Black & Héros b Alan Extreme & Keshin Black
3) Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco b Eragon, Freelance, Suicida
4) Flor Metalica & Tiger Fuka b La Diabólica & Lady Metal
5) Dr. Cerebro, Hijo del Signo, Trauma I b Hijo del Pantera, Pantera, Zatura [captains hair]
Trauma I and Pantera were drawn as the captains. Rudos won the first fall quick, Pantera rallied his team for the third. Pantera may have had Trauma I in the third fall, but Dr. Cerebro threw white power in the face of the tecnico, and Trauma I pinned him for the hair win.
Fuka got the pin on Diabolica in her farewell match here. SuperLuchas has a video from Fuka to promote the show she’ working on Sunday in Arena Lopez Mateos.
CMLL (FRI) 02/26 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy, Guerrero Maya Jr., Molotov vs Artillero, Semental, Súper Comando
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
3) Hijo del Fantasma vs Mephisto [lightning]
4) La Máscara, Shocker, Toscano vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Máximo, Mr. Niebla
5) Terrible, Texano Jr., Último Guerrero vs Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Taichi
6) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Místico, Negro Casas
It’s about time CMLL has a definite direction for Dos Leyendas. The four most likely participants are in the main event, setting the stage for something, but they need to have that something worked out, so they can start emphazing it and not whichever match(es) they’re waiting until September to run. I’ve heard the press conference for Dos Leyendas is next week, and CMLL usually makes the main event clear before the press event, so tonight’s finish should be telling.
As a fan, I want Sombra/Felino or Volador/Mistico, and a relevos suicdas would actually be less interesting than just a straight tag title match (the final encounter shouldn’t be a one fall six minute match, that’d be depressing.) A cage match is still a possibility, and by far the least interesting (outside doing nothing at all.)
Elsewhere on the card, the semimain is the Renegados (let’s just go with it for Terrible & Texano) getting another shot at Naito and Taichi (playing the part of Yujiro.) UG/V5 was last year’s Dos Leyenda’s main event, and Mendoza Jr. surely will figure into this year’s show with his father being honored. Maybe they’ll do Villanos/Guerreros?
Maximo continues to flirt with Mr. Niebla and the rudo side. Fantasma is in another lightning match that seems a bit big for a lightning match (and this one doesn’t look to make TV either.) Despite an on going feud the last couple of weeks, the minis are not on this week’s lineup. Mini Warrior/Bracito de Oro kind feels like a match to do on a week before or after Dos Leyendas to avoid the usual drop in attendance around a major show, but maybe that’s not the plan.
Shocker, hyping Sunday’s title match, he wouldn’t mind putting up his hair as well. Shocker says UG is a great fighter, and while he wouldn’t plan on losing, at least he would’ve lost to a great guy if he does lose. A similar article has a photo of Shocker with a giant comb in his pocket.
Talking with Fuego en el Ring about a variety of things, Negro Casas seems to have soften his stance on Mistico becoming a rudo, but still says Mistico would have to earn his spot and the fan’s respect as a rudo.
Tinieblas Sr. has a few more details for his retirement tour. It’ll start with a show on Thursday 04/15, and he’ll be honored at Arena Mexico the next day. This’ll be followed by 19 more shows up until the break for the world cup on June 6th.
Though AAA has said their tickets are on sale for their 03/19 DF, those going to the ticket office haven’t been able to purchase them.
Satillo’s Misterioso Jr. says he has permission to use that name, since 1995.
R de Rudo has an interview with Ricky Marvin.
This article about an AAA show in Puebla on Sunday notes this is Estrellita’s final show with the company, but is more notable for the sad Wolverine setting at the press conference table.
Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Perro Aguayo beating Mil Mascaras.
The mini lucha portraits shown here are really great.