second Felino, Mistico/NJPW, team GDL

Clean up from Tuesday’s show: part of the finish of the Sombra/Felino match was a second person in a Felino gear showing up on the ramp. That was the distraction for both Sombra and the ref to set up the low blow. The mystery person has not been identified – CMLL just refers to him as “a representative of Peste Negra” – and I haven’t spotted any clear photo of him. The only hint is the photo from >the ESTO article, but it’s still not a clear shot. If it was simply Tiger Kid or Puma King, I would think someone would’ve identified them.

Mistico talked to Fuego en el Ring, mostly about tomorrow’s match, and mostly what he’s been saying everywhere the last couple weeks, especially on not being a tecnico or rudo. (Still, “Volador think he’s the original King of Air, but I’m the King of Air!”) Near the end, Mistico digresses, complaining about New Japan Pro Wrestling. Mistico feels disrespected that Ultimo Guerrero & Averno, two of the top wrestlers in his company, were placed in the second match of the NJPW show, while every guy from NJPW is put in top positions in Mexico. Mistico’s only satisfaction in this matter is that he did beat Tiger Mask. (FWIW, Terrible/Texano are 6th on a 9 match card in 10 days.)

Ovaciones and ESTO both have interviews with Atlantis and Mascara Dorada, who have respect for their DF opponents and their school, but vow to make sure Guadalajara wins the tournament. Atlantis says Diablo Velasco’s training was key to his career.

AAA has Lasser Boy talking about his debut tomorrow.

The anniversary of Santo’s death is tomorrow, and there’s a new book coming out, promising unseen personal photos.

While talking about his situation once more, Super Nova says he’ll only go to the WWE if he gets to keep his mask. (So he won’t be gone, then.)

Cronicas Y Leyendas has the career of Hector Guerrero and a picture of the Shadow “brothers”

Segunda Caida has 2009 IWRG awards and starts in on 2010 with KrisZ’s news update, and a new Slammin’ Stan later tonight.

Ras de Lona #83 has lots and lots of Mistico vs Volador.

02/06-8 Lucha Times

box. A couple new shows, and I’ll update this weekend when Televisa lists when their shows are actually supposed to air.

AAA-MEX: back to ‘new’ tapings, though this is the 12/18 Chilpancigo taping. WagnerManiacos vs AAA, Circus vs Legion

52MX: 2/4 means the women’s trios, and more Fantasma/Negro

IWRG: should be two title matches: Cerebro/Diablo for the lightweight (on what planet is Diablo a lightweight?) & Piratas vs Navarros for the tag team ttiles.


CMLL-MEX: thinking this will actually be top four. They’re not schedulding Fantasma/Bucanero and leaving it off TV. Have they actually made it clear if the tournament final is meant to be three falls?

AAA-MEX: quick turnaround on Monday’s show, with Mesias/Morishmia and WagnerManiacos vs Legion

CMLL-FOX: moved to 5pm CT this week, with a rerun on Sunday. 3/5 gives this Poder Mexica/Okumura vs Fuego/Metro/Valiente, and the big relevos match.

C3: top 4, including Felino/Sombra (and the angle I missed and should remember to go over tomorrow.)

Puebla: probably the whole show, including the tag team title match.

Monterrey: Ninja vs Furor? I should check results. By the way, last week’s show, in complete:

Perros: they should be on to this past weekend’s taping, but sure what airs first. It’s only an hour slot, and they do need to stretch this for 3 weeks if the next taping isn’t until 02/20. Maybe the marquee tag match and the Super Crazy appearance.

CMLL-TFN: Sombra/Volador vs Averno/Mepshtio, and the Guerreros vs Garza/Mistico/Marco? This is old stuff.

top six stories of the last two weeks

1) Mistico might be going rudo. He definitely has an issue with Volador Jr., fouling him to advance in the regional tournament, throwing a drink in his face, and then pulling Volador’s mask off the following Sunday to win that match. They’ll face in a singles match for the first time this upcoming Friday, and Mistico has declared himself neither tecnico nor rudo.

2) Atlantis & Mascara Dorada (representing Guadalajara) and Negro Casas & La Mascara (representing Mexico City) advanced to the finals of the National Relevos Incriedble tournament.

3) Perros del Mal held their first show with El Hijo del Santo & Blue Demon Jr. (It ended in a DQ.) Despite CMLL running a special show at Arena Mexico, Perros had a strong turnout.

4) AAA held their first taping of three this week. NOAH’s Takeshi Morishima lost to Mesias in a special singles match. The Legion tried to attack the WagnerManiacos in the main event, but Pimpinela Escarlata surprisingly made the save, and may join forces with the WagnerManiacos

5) AAA held an open tryout in LA. No one was signed, but AAA talked about opening a school (and office) in the area.

6) Terrible & Texano Jr. were suspended from wrestling in Guadalajra for two months after getting into a fight with a fan.

Other notes: AAA’s movie officially premired. Lasser Boy, debuting in the movie as La Parka’s younger brother, will start soon in AAA…Among a few different title defenses, Ultimo Guerrero defeated Hector Garza to hold onto the heavyweight title…Tinieblas Sr. announced a long running retirement tour…Tzuki was fired from CMLL for no-showing.

IWRG, GDL, Felino/Sombra, Black Warrior

IWRG (SUN) 01/31 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Epidemia b Guizmo
2) Heavy Boy & Hijo del Signo b Eragon & Eros
3) Angelico, Hijo del Pantera, Pantera b Gringo Loco, Trauma II, Veneno
4) Dr. Cerebro b El Hijo del Diablo [IWRG IC Light]
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan b Negro Navarro & Trauma I [IWRG IC TAG]

Morgans are the new tag team champs. Rough night for the Gringos – Diablo lost in his title match, and Gringo Loco planted his head in the mat on a bad top rope 450, injuring himself and missing the rest of the match.

CMLL (TUE) 02/02 Arena Mexico [ESTO, Fuego en el Ring, CMLL]
1) Astro Boy & Trueno b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Estrella Mágica, Lady Apache, Star Fire b La Comandante, La Seductora, Mima Shimoda
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Rush b Cancerbero, Loco Max, Nosferatu
4) Blue Panther, Metro, Valiente b Averno, Ephesto Virus, Mephisto
5) Felino b La Sombra

Felino snuck in a foul on Sombra for the win. Tecnicas won the second match in straight falls.

CMLL (TUE) 02/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring, Informador]
1) El Divino b Meteoro
2) Ebola & In Memoria b Angelo & Virgo
3) Astaroth & Hierro DQ Asesino Negro & Ráfaga
4) Ángel Azteca, Diamante, Metal Blanco b Euforia, Máscara Mágica, Shigeo Okumura
5) Máscara Dorada & Místico b Misterioso II & Último Guerrero

Mistico worked as a tecnico, won clean with La Mistica. No word on the tercera DQ.

Ovaciones interviews Negro Casas & La Mascara, who respect their opponents but will not let DF finish second. When asked, Negro says Mistico might have been getting booed, but that doesn’t make him a rudo and figures he’ll go back to being a boring old tecnico.

AAA recaps the Pimpi/WagnerManiacos devolpments, and wonders if Pimpi will join the group. This has to be discussed on Slammin’ Stan.

Laredo Kid visited a local school to talk about his job and how kids need to train in a school before wrestling.

A title match in Cuernavaca was announced as for the local welterweight championship, but Estrellas del Ring noted the belt actually said “Torneo Novato de Oro 1996“. Ring announcer gamely attemped to cover by declaring they were actually fighting to see who was better in 1996.

Cronicas y Leyenda has part II of it’s look at Mil Mascaras vs Billy Graham.

Segunda Caida has more 06 & 07 Cassandro.

One lineup of note:

AAA (SAT) 02/27 Coliseo Centenario, Torreon
1) Esther Moreno & Goddess vs La Hechicera & Tiffany
2) El Dorado, Pimpinela Escarlata, Yuriko vs Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana
3) Gronda II, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Octagón vs Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
4) Black Warrior, El Elegido, La Parka Jr. vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King

Yep, Black Warrior. He could just be back home and working this as a one off, but since there were already rumors of Warrior joining AAA, this is probably a bit more permanent. Wagner III has been working around here when not working with the Perros, so his status is a more murky. The women in the opener still do work for AAA, though you wouldn’t know it from TV.

Monterrey, Puebla, El Paso

indy (SUN) 01/31 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Misionero & Principe Guerrero b Gemelo Muerte I & Mortifero
2) Dranser & Gato Fantasma b Black Soul & Titanik
3) Corazon Adicto, Raiden, Voltaje b Furor, Hijo del Ninja, Zodiaco
4) Estrella Dorado Jr., Hijo del Cien Caras, Monje Negro Jr. b Brazo de Plata Jr., Sangre Chicana, Sangre Chicana Jr.
5) Hator, Histeria Xtreme, Psicosis II b Aventurero, Máscara Púrpura, Silver Star

Hator celebrated his birthday with a foul on Silver Star, getting away with it for the win.

CMLL (MON) 02/01 Arena Puebla [R de Rudo]
1) Black Tiger, Blue Center, Tigre Rojo b Akron, Barbaro I, Sauron
2) Molotov, Sensei, Tigre Blanco b Bronco, Dr. X, Hooligan
3) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei b Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela
4) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Toscano b Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis
5) La Sombra & Volador Jr. b Felino & Mr. Niebla [CMLL TAG]

Regular turnout for the title match, champions retraining by taking falls 2/3. Tecnicas did not have a good night enroute to their loss. Opener was one fall.

indy (SAT) 01/30 Mission Valley Ballroom, El Paso, TX
1) Drako & Principe RBD b ? & Ghost Rider
2) Samuray, Samuray Jr., Trimigestro b ??, Rey Infernal, Scorpio Jr.
3) Freddy Kruger & Rey Escorpion b Principe RBD II & Sexy Flowers
4) Black Fish, Crazy 32, Crazy 33 DQ Hijo de Marques, La Divina, Magno
5) Hijo del Fantasma & Místico b Texano Jr. & Último Guerrero

Mistico got Texano in a really good match. DQ was for Crazy 32 faking a foul. No exact number, but the ballroom was packed. Promoters mentioned more CMLL names coming in, but gave no date.

Arena Mexico has the Felino vs Sombra singles match in the main event today.

There’s a Santo Film festival in the Czech Republic to celebrate Mexican independence this month. El Hijo del Santo and Cassandro will wrestle in Belgium on on Feburary 20th and 21st as part of another Mexican festival.

The Gladiatores posted video of Hijo del Santo and Blue Demon Jr.’s post Perros press conference.

FMLL has La Park and Blue Demon in LA on 02/05. Speaking of Park, Dragon Gate USA has announced Park and Hijo del Rey Misterio for their 03/26 & 03/27 Phoenix shows.

Box Y Lucha 2959 has Volador Jr. vs Mistico.

Kcidis illustrates final exams!

Ohtani’s Jacket has a January 2010 IWRG Round Up

Segunda Caida finishes off IWRG 2009 with a few extraneous matches.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Alex Koslov makes his directorial debut in “I Killed Marco Corleone“.


indy (SUN) 02/07 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [LMDLL (Lineup)]
1) Mini De La Selva & Mini Gato Volador vs Mini Hator & Tequilita
2) Metrosexual & Quinto Elemento vs Gemelo Muerte I & Lover Boy
3) King Balam & Monarca Jr. vs Raiden & Voltaje Negro
4) Estrella Dorado Jr., Monje Negro Jr., Pierko el Boricua vs Gato Fantasma, Hijo del Ninja, Máscara Púrpura
5) Silver Star vs Hator [hair]

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on CAN52 #219 (01/30/2010)

taped Arena Coliseo, 01/24/2010


Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Fabián el Gitano vs Puma King, Skándalo, Tiger Kid – fun match. I have some time, Puma King and Tiger Kid should be Arena Coliseo Tag Team champions (or at least that’s the level where those title should be), Skandalo & Plata is good, and Angel Azteca Jr. is really smooth for his experience, including that moonsault. And Fabian was perfectly acceptable!

Rush, Sagrado, Toscano vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca – this was a bit by the numbers, but reminded me to catch up on some Puebla TV because I’m sure I’m missing some Poder Mexica triple teams which are only hinted at here. I guess Toscano winning is better than Rouge?

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02/01 AAA TV Results (Tehuacan)

AAA TV (MON) 02/01 Polyforum La Huizachera, Tehuacan, Puebla [AAA]
1) Atomic Boy, Gato Eveready, Zumbi b Angel Mortal, Mantra, Tigre Cota
2) Fabi Apache, Mari Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata b Cinthia Moreno, Polvo de Esterllas, Sexy Star
3) Aerostar, Argenis, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly b Amnesia, Black Abyss, Histeria, Psicosis
4) Crazy Boy, Extreme Tiger, Rocky Romero b Decnnis, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario
5) El Mesías b Takeshi Morishima
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Último Gladiador NC Alex Koslov, Chessman, Zorro

2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date #924
Mexico: 02/06
US: 02/20

It took a little while to get here, might have gotten held up by UPS, but AAA’s Christmas gift appears to be arrived. A nice big box of continuity.

Gato Eveready beat Tiger Cota in the opener. (That’s not what I meant.)

Back in October, Sexi Star turned on Cinthia Moreno. Cinthia had not forgotten, and did not get along with Sexi Star during the match. Polvo tries to broker a peace, but it did not work and the rudas fell. (Recap actually says Pimpi beat Fabi, which obviously isn’t right. Pimpi picked up the win, that’s for sure.) Just like in October, Sexi jumped Cinthia after the match and the Apaches made the save. Sexi Star needs to make some new friends.

In between matches, Konnan, Zorro, Alex, Chessman, Lider and Nicho hit the ring for Konnan’s usual monologue. Konnan’s New Year’s Resolution is Legion Holds All The Titles. I’m looking forward to the Rain/Zorro mixed tag team challenge! For some reason, Nicho & Lider are reported to be unhappy about this, so maybe they’re not actually in the Legion this week?

Air Force beat Vipers 2.0, amazingly enough. Air Force literally got the jump on the Vipers with some dives as the rudos came to the ring, the Vipers got the edge after Amenisa attacked the tecnicos weak point (foul on Argenis, Piero missed it.) Black Abyss attempted to end Laredo Kid (and my running bit!) with a martinete, but Super Fly broke it up with a dropkick to Laredo, landing him on top for the pin. After all this time, Super Fly finally kicks Laredo Kid, and it’s so they can win a match together! (No turn, don’t get confused.) Vipers beat up Air Force post match.

Back at Heroes Inmoratles, Joe Lider nearly crippled Guapito, and then feuded with Decnnis off an on for the next few months. Decnnis has held on to his grudge. The issues in the women’s match seemed to be more arguing and accidental hitting, but it sounds like the Hermandad threw Decnnis out of the ring and into some furniture very much on purpose. Decnnis survived to help the tecnicos win.

WagnerManiacos dominated the main event, up until Konnan got involved to uneven the numbers. Out for the save came – well, remember around the final Lucha Libre Premier show, where Dr. Wagner seemed to be running his own angle about a possible new member of his group, because they were from the same area, but it seemed like his own angle because it had nothing to do with what was actually going on? Turns out, Dr. Wagner is also psychic: Pimpinela Escarlata hit the ring to make the save. WagnerManiacos, saved, teased walking out on Pimpi and leaving him to die, but came back to return the save. Pimpinela, of the many recent wins, wants in the WagnerManiacos. Will they accept him?

Next taping is Friday. So is Mistico/Volador. Think we should do a chat?

Guadalajara, IWRG, Misistico

CMLL (SUN) 01/31 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [MT, Fuego en el Ring]
1) Templario b Cuca
2) In Memoria b Relampago
3) Acertijo & Exterminador b Idolo & Saturno
4) Gallo & Metal Blanco DRAW Neutrón & Palacio Negro
5) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Sagrado b Euforia, Pólvora, Virus
6) Averno & Mephisto b Blue Panther & La Sombra

Main event was said to be very good and had money thrown in. Rudos took the first, tecnicos took the second. Averno pinned Panther in the third, celebrated his victory, and got rolled up by Sombra. Mephisto beat Sombra for the win.

Draw is said to set up a rematch next week, which is a change of plans. Relampago was strechered out after his loss.

More CMLL Arena Mexico recaps: SuperLuchas, whose description of Mistico as a rudo sounds a lot like Dos Caras Jr. rudo – more running than cheap tactics – and don’t like the way this is going.

More Perros del Mal recaps: ESTO, superluchas, the Gladiatores, Black Terry’s photos

Black Terry Jr’s IWRG photos show the Morgans are the new tag champs.

There was a mini lucha libre convention this week in Ensanda.

Lady Apache won the PWR Women’s Title on Sunday in San Francisco.

SuperLuchas #349 has Negro Casas & La Mascara advancing and Fuka’s retirment.