IWRG (THU) 03/04 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Dinamic Black ?? Comando Negro
2) Brazo Metalico & Héros b Alan Extreme & Samoth
3) Eragon, Freelance, Zatura DQ El Hijo del Diablo, Hijo del Signo, Maldito Jr.
4) Dr. Cerebro b Hijo del Pantera [IWRG IC Light]
5) Barba Roja, Trauma I, Trauma II b Angelico, el Ángel, Pantera
Trauma I was hurt in the main event and strechered out in the second fall. Barba Roja filled in for Hijo del Pirata Morgan.
Hijo del Pantera dove onto Dr. Cerbero before the match started and captured the first fall in a minute, but lost the last two.
DQ in tercera was for throwing Freelance over the top.
Video’s already up.
Ovaciones, ESTO, Notimex, Record, and other outlets had quotes from the press conference. All four wrestlers mentioned they’d much rather have the one on one versus their rival, rather than this situation. It’s certainly honest, and also not the way you’d think about selling this show, but it’s what they typically do. Even though the rules clearly allow for the possibility of partner facing partner in the final match, both couples were talking about the strength of the team. Felino reminded us that he was Mistico’s padrino – one of his partners* in his debut match – noting how it’s come full circle to this match. Místico still believes he’s the best, title belt or not. Volador and Sombra talked about quieting their rivals.
* – other partner? Volador Jr. [dramatic sting here]
It’s strange how far CMLL has come since the Anniversary show. The big tease was for Místico and Felino in a mask match, and we might still get it, but just not near the way we’d figure. These dual feud echo a similar situation one decade ago, when Atlantis & Mr. Niebla faced Shocker & Villano III at the 1999 Anniversary show in a match with the same rules. Mr. Niebla took Shocker’s mask, and CMLL waited six months to do the bigger Atlantis/Villano III matches. I think we all kind of assume the same turn of events, with the lesser feud (Sombra/Felino) being blown off here and the other one being held off for the Anniversary show. It’d be remarkable if Volador, Sombra or Místico lost their mask in this sort of match, but CMLL has shown itself capable of some remarkable things.
In that vein, there’s still the dangling plot of Fake Felino/Puma King twice proving a distraction for Sombra in matches with Felino. Maybe Sombra finally gets the best of the situation the third time, but I’m sure we’ll be seeing it once more.
CMLL is in a status quo keeping spot for the next two Fridays, so there’s not a lot to say about this card. Past behavior indicates they’ll anticipate a low turnout next week and schedule next week’s card with that reaction in mind. AAA’s taping tonight is in the same situation, with Rey de Reyes and the taping after already well known. (Good time for a vacation.)
Cesar has his own analysis of the card.
The only other news to come out of this press conference was a reminder about the house giveaway contest. The trivia quiz is actually online. I think I got 9 of 10, though maybe I’d get the 10th if I used the wiki…
There’s still some articles picking up on the Perros del Mal press conference. Notimex has a long article about the whole thing (and a separate one about denying involving in whatever Charly was up to last weekend.) The Gladiatores has video interviews with X-Fly, Perros del Mal, and video of the NWA and Perros press conferences.
Sean Morley posted a message on his facebook account announcing he was done with TNA and headed to CMLL. Probably should wait for CMLL to confirm; they wanted him a few months ago but it’s possible they’ve moved on, especially after their confusion about Morley not coming in that time.
DJ Spectro looks back at Mocha Cota
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news junket.
IWRG (SUN) 03/07 Arena Naucalpan
1) Héros vs Alan Extreme
2) ?, Daga, Eragon vs Hijo del Signo, Maldito Jr., Samoth
3) Freelance, Jack, Ultramán Jr. vs Oficial 911, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Black Terry, Chico Che, Dr. Cerebro vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
5) Angelico, el Ángel, Tinieblas Jr. vs Máscara Año 2000, Scorpio Jr., Veneno
The card IWRG posted today is different from what was listed earlier in the week. No title match for Veneno and Angelico, but they’re still on the card. Pantera and Hijo del Pantera are off the card, which also caused cascading changes throughout.
CMLL (MON) 03/08 Arena Puebla
1) Fuerza Chicana & Siki Ozama Jr. vs Black Tiger & Tigre Rojo
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Astro Boy, Trueno vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
3) Asturiano, Bam Bam, Mr. Rafaga vs Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
4) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Shocker vs Ray Mendoza Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Taichi
5) Atlantis, Místico, Rey Bucanero vs Máximo, Mr. Niebla, Volador Jr.
Mistico working here as a rudo, because Volador is on the other side. Minis match is a rematch, Astruiano and Rafaga being billed this time.
CMLL (TUE) 03/09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Idolo & Virgo vs Acertijo & In Memoria
2) Metatrón & Palacio Negro vs Ebola & Ráfaga
3) Saturno vs Pierrothito [MEX LIGHT]
4) Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata, La Máscara vs Asesino Negro, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) La Sombra vs Felino
Title , as teased this past week. Brazo de Oro comes out of retirement (yet again!) to team up with his son and brother for no particular reason. Must be setting up something.