Guadalajara, Porky/Intocable, NWA takes back it’s titles, Manson

I’ve received 3 tapatia ballots. You’ve got until Monday.

CMLL (TUE) 03/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Acertijo b Thunder Boy
2) Ráfaga & Titanio b Astaroth & Nube Roja
3) Astral & Saturno DQ Pequeño Damian 666 & Pierrothito
4) Ángel del Mal & Asesino Negro b Gallo & Neutrón
5) Felino, Máximo, Mr. Niebla b Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra, Sagrado

Felino pulled Sombra’s mask and pinned him for the win in the main event. Pierrothito got caught unmasking Saturno in the tercera, which sets up a lightweight title match next week. Pierrothito is okay with this, as long as a mask match is next. Astral subbed for Dorada, who hopefully is not in trouble for working those Santo shows. (And why should he? It was clearly Mini Santo, not Mascarita Dorada.)

Tuesday Arena Mexico results have not shown up.

Intocable is accusing Super Porky of threatening to kill him. Intocable says he always saw Super Porky’s wife as a mother figure to him, so he was helping her out with money after Super Porky got let go from AAA. According to Intocable, Porky responded by leaving messages on his phone, threatening to kill him, because Porky thought Intocable was sleeping with his wife. Intocable assures us he was not. I dunno about this entire story. Carreto @ Box Y Lucha pointed out this story first, and a member of the Alvardo family responds in the thread. I’m not sure questioning Intocable’s wrestling skill and heterosexuality is the best defense, but it is the internet.

As of yesterday, the NWA World Welterweight Champion was Mephisto, the NWA Middleweight Championship was Averno, and the NWA Light Heavyweight Championship was Texano Jr. Today, it’s not particularly clear. Blue Demon Jr. (as NWA rep) held a press conference showing off new belts (same look, but they don’t have 40 years of use on them), declaring CMLL is officially prohibited from using their versions of these NWA championships, declaring these championships vacant and explaining they’ve sent letters to the commission to enforce these decisions. Demon then posed with the belts will people who clearly respect title belts, Los Perros del Mal. (Well, X-Fly had his title back anyway.) Of note, they had new light heavyweight and middleweight titles, but not a welterweight one, so maybe Mephisto’s in the clear. Demon says they’ll be holding tournaments for the titles, and CMLL and AAA are invited to send wrestlers.

I expect CMLL to respond by not responding at all. Or maybe they’ll just hold a match to show they can’t be stopped. This is not the first time the NWA and Demon has tried this, and CMLL hasn’t even acknowledged past attempts. The commission is probably going to end up looking bad here, not actually being able to stop CMLL.

The DF Box Y Lucha commission is said to be taking talking to people about Charly Manson dropping the belt. A post on Box Y Lucha says Perros del Mal was claiming the belt was with all along, but Fantasma wants to speak with Charly Manson about it. Charly is refusing comment on the situation, but people defending him claim Charly actually lost the Mexican Universal Championship, a belt that looked remarkably identical to the heavyweight championship. No one’s buying it.

Ovaciones and SuperLuchas posted photos of the Yellow Wave traveling to Teotihuacan, obviously trying to learn all the ancient secrets of Mexico to use against their opponents. Taichi posted more photos over on his blog.

Nicho is unhappy about not being on the Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera card. It is underwhelming, but I’m not sure Hermandad matches are helping. Now, a Nicho vs Juvi match…

Laredo Kid opened up his lucha libre school/gym yesterday, with the Psycho Circus signing autographs.

Televisa Deportes has a video chat with Ray Mendoza and Rey Bucanero at 8 pm tonight. Ask them if they have any idea what the Dos Leyendas card is yet.

Estrellas del Ring has photos of new Perros del Mal members Estrellita.

Fuego talks to Guero Loco about his impending return from knee injury.

R de Rudo talks to hopeful CMLL debutante Star King.

Kcidis wonders Who’s Mask Will Mistico Win?


CMLL (SAT) 03/06 Arena Municipal San Juan de Los Lagos, Jalisco [DJ Spectro]
1) Estrellita & Octagoncito (indy) vs Bracito de Oro & La Diabólica
2) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Histeria II, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
3) Charly Manson, La Máscara, Místico vs Averno, Maniaco, Psicosis II

Combination CMLL/indy show.

XLAW (SAT) 03/20 Plaza de Toros Tula de Allende, Hidalgo [SuperLuchas]
1) Arsenal & Mensajero de la Muerte vs Black Silver & Sadico
2) Dinastía vs Drastik Boy, Konami, Serval, Black Fire, Sadico [XLAW WELTER]
3) Genesis vs Bunker
4) Leon Rojo & Ovett vs Epidemia & Heavy Boy
5) Grendell & Heimdall vs Fantasma de la Ópera & Mike Segura
6) Damián 666 & Halloween vs ? & Angel o Demonio
7) LA Park vs Sabu [XLAW HEAVY]

Sabu is the ex-ECW wrestler who they’ve been teasing.  No hint on the mystery man, but it really isn’t an XLAW show with no Super Crazy. I bet Sadico isn’t supposed to be working twice. XLAW Welterweight title is vacant.

PdM (FRI) 04/30 Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali [Perros del Mal]
1) El Alebrije, Groon XXX, Oriental vs Hijo del Lizmark, Histeria II, Mr. Águila
2) C. Manson vs X-Fly [hardcore]
3) Blue Demon Jr., El Hijo Del Santo, LA Park vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween

Looks like another taping, but can they really be taping back to back days?

top 6 stories of the last two weeks

1) AAA announced it’s Rey de Reyes card. The title match, originally a Mesias vs Latin Lover, is now Mesias vs Latin Lover vs Electroshock vs Mr. Anderson, and only Electroshock getting involved in the match has strongly been built. Konnan/Cibernetico has received the strongest push, and Extreme Tiger/Alex Koslov has been set up on TV, but everything else seems disconnected from the events on TV.

2) CMLL has not announced it’s Dos Leyendas card as of yet, despite having wrestlers talk about mask matches between Mistico and Volador, Felino and Sombra, and all four of the wrestlers in one match. There’s a press conference scheduled soon to make the match clear, but the card is up in the air 15 days out. The only thing CMLL has announced is Ray Mendoza and Salvador Lutteroth will be honored. Meanwhile, despite the events in Arena Mexico, Mistico generally continues to wrestle as a tecnico elsewhere when not matched up with Volador.

3) On the same night as Dos Leyendas, AAA has scheduled a show across town in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera. The card itself is nothing different than a usual TV taping, including a Cibernetico/Psycho Clown vs Foreign Legion. Partially it’s because some wrestlers will be in Panama instead for a previously scheduled show, but AAA is still treading this DF show as if it’s extra special deal.

4) X-Fly defeated Charly Manson to win the Mexican Heavyweight Championship at the latest Perros del Mal taping. Apparently, Charly Manson kept the belt, because he lost it again to a indy wrestler the following weekend, apparently renting himself out to lose the belt to whomever. Getting back to X-Fly/Charly, they’ve been announced for a hair match for two months from now.

5) Taichi arrived in Mexico. He says he’s going to be here five months, though NJPW said maybe 2 years. Taichi hopes to win a title and a mask while he’s in Mexico. Taichi has silly hair, which he’s clealry going to lose.

6) In IWRG apuesta matches, Trauma I took Pantera’s hair (with some help from Dr. Cerebro) and Hijo del Diablo took the hair of Chico Che.

Other notes

  • Angelico & Hijo del Fantasma won Toryumon’s Yamaha Cup, which included IWRG and CMLL wrestlers
  • Santo & Todos x el Todos ran shows in Belgium.
  • Monito, caught in a tug of war between Shocker & Maximo (not litearlly, yet), walked out on both of them.
  • Juvi may or may not have won a case vs Konnan and may or may not be coming back to AAA. Very clear!
  • Misterioso II is unhappy about Satillo’s Misteroiso Jr. Somewhat more clear!
  • Olimpico went to the press to get back into CMLL; ripped Perros del Mal as being badly runned and doomed
  • Ultimo Guerrero retained the CMLL Heavyweight title over Shocker, may defend against Strong Man next Monday
  • Building CMLL feuds: Mini Warrior/Bracito de Oro, Mini Violencia/Bam Bam. And Maximo may be joining the rudos.

(What did I miss?)