CMLL (SUN) 03/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [MedioTiempo, Fuego en el Ring]
1) Angelo & El Divino b In Memoria & Titanio
2) Drago & Infierno b Astaroth & Magnum
3) Asesino Negro b Hierro
4) Dalis la Caribeña & Lady Apache b Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sujei
5) Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero b Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, La Sombra
Atlantis & Rey Bucanero beat Mascara & Fantasma here. No notable storylines.
CMLL (SUN) 03/07 Arena Coliseo [Ovaciones (PDF), Alan]
1) Bengala & Camaleón b Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Fabián el Gitano & Leono DQ Puma King & Tiger Kid
3) Pequeño Nitro b Eléctrico, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito, Pequeño Olímpico, Bam Bam, Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Warrior, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia [cibernetico, Pequeno Rey de Aires]
4) Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis b Máscara Dorada, Rush, Toscano
5) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Volador Jr. b Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Ray Mendoza Jr.
Ray Mendoza replaced Taichi. (Maybe Taichi was busy getting a new phone?) You would think telling the difference between Mendoza and Taichi would be pretty easy, but Ovaciones doesn’t have that sub. (Maybe they were busy getting a new phone too, and just had a “premonition” of the post match angle?) Volador pinned Negro and challenged for a title, which may show up next Sunday. I hope he defends the IWRG one. Monito was hanging out with Mr. Niebla, which the really important development here.
This has nothing to do with this show, but this week’s Ras de Lona needs to be nominated for an Emmy based on their interviews with Shocker and Monito about their incident. Poor Shocker, just distraught about this break up.
Pequeno Nitro defeated Bam Bam for the surprise Pequeno Rey de Aires win, and challenged for the obvious title match. With both Violencia and Nitro looking for shots, Bam Bam is going to go from no defense to many.
Gatos Negras lost by DQ when Tiger fouled Leono by DQ to lose in straight falls.
Ovaciones also recaps Volador’s career to date, just in case it’s important in a few days.
At last night’s Arena Naucalpan show, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. and Cincinnati Bengal Dhani Jones got into a skirmish, setting up a match for next Sunday. Jones is in town to film an episode of his reality show (Dhani Tackles The World – football people tries different sports around the world), and SuperLuchas says he’ll be training with Black Terry. Black Terry Jr. has photos of the show, and video up already, which seems like something that might go viral.
The newest Luchas 2000 (lots of pictures here) includes a Hijo del Santo interview about the most recent Todo x el Todos shows in Belgium. He confirms Mini Santo = Mascarita Dorada, who was forbidden from using that gimmick on a Santo show. Santo says he hoped Dorada wouldn’t get fired for working the shows. Box Y Lucha #2964‘s headline implies Mascarita Dorada quit, rather than being fired. I think we can split the difference and figure Dorada was told he’d be let go if he worked this tour, and he decided to work the tour knowing that was it.
Dorada is probably going to be fine in the long term, though he’ll have to come up with a new name. LuchandoLibre recaps an EAW press release about shows next weekend, and Dorada is clearly one of the teased unnamed new wrestlers based on the description.
Update: DJ Spectro scanned the Dorada interview from Box Y Lucha. Mascarita is complimentary towards CMLL for the opportunity and unspecific about the reasons for his departure, only mentioning that he left last weekend (probably at the same time he left to go to Belgium.) Mascarita says he’ll be working with Perro and Santo and others.
Luchas2000 also has dueling interviews from Misterioso II (CMLL) and Misterioso Jr. (Monterrey). The later one is definitive that he has the right to use the name and has had it for 9 years. The former one says CMLL tradermarked “Misterioso” three years ago. We need a tie breaker here – so Luchas 2000 also an interview with Misterioso Senior!
- Misterioso Jr. is Misterioso Senoir’s nephew from Monterrey. Misterioso Senior said he could use the “Junior” name when he was properly prepared, and gave his official okay last year.
- CMLL’s Misterioso should have always been listed as “Misterioso II”, since that’s the name on his license. Misterioso Sr. blames the promoters for not properly listing his name, not the wrestler.
Misterioso Sr. is proud of the work the current CMLL one has done carrying his name, but wants that one to give the new one a chance to prove he’s also worthy of the name. Misterioso Sr. is hopeful both can chat and work this out amicably.
Worth noting Misterioso II was originally introduced as Misterioso Sr.’s nephew, just like Misterioso Jr. now, but there’s no mention of any family connection between II & Sr. now in both of their interviews. Clearly makes you wonder about how real the connection is with the new kid, and feels like Misterioso just sold the name twice and it hasn’t gone as smoothly as with Mascara Ano 2000 and Cien Caras. Misterioso II is not at all derogatory towards Misterioso Jr. in his interview – he hopes the new kid is a good wrestler and makes it to CMLL someday – and would be okay with this if they could just find a clear way for everyone else to easily tell them apart, like a more distinct mask and name.
(This is all really good work by Luchas2000.)
On this weekend’s AAA TV in Mexico, both Ken Anderson (or Kennedy or whatever) and Hernandez were both announced as coming in from TNA for Rey de Reyes. Not sure if it was specified, but Hernandez is surely the mystery man in the Rey de Reyes tournament, and is the best bet to win his block over Kenzo, Elegido and Crazy Boy.
RFC has a video interview with Black Warrior, which is also good for La Parka Jr. having a conversation in the background.
Fuego en el Ring interviews Black Terry, who talks about being born in Guadalajara and wrestling as part of the Temerarios. Black Terry says his job for Arena Naucalpan in “director tecnico y maestro.”
Record has a long interview with Mr. Aguila about his career.
Shocker tells Pancracio that his idols as wrestlers were Mil Mascaras, Rayo de Jalisco, and Ric Flair. You can tell! Pancracio also has interviews with Puebla’s SWAT, and indy wrestlers el Mimo and Quidam, who had to stop being a clown.
Strong Man will not be getting his title shot because he’s headed back to the US for the moment, according to Fuego.
Cronicas Y Leyendas has a recap of show from last week’s debut show for Emilio Charles Junior’s school. Maybe you should wait to click that link for 10-30 years so it fits in with the site better. In more typical fair, there’s a story about Canek’s first payoff.
Cesar writes about the NWA/CMLL title thing. I’m kind past this story by this point, but it is funny that – as noted in LuchandoLibre’s recap of the press event – Perro Aguayo invites people from CMLL, AAA and indies to participate in the tournaments they plan on running, saying unity with strength Mexican wrestling against the American stuff. Isn’t the NWA an American company, one whose name they’d be showing as more important than their own if they run these tournaments?
Cesar also has a post about this week’s lineups.
Ohtani’s Jacket catches up with some lucha from the last ten days, including the Black Jaguar/Latin Brother mask match, and Todos x el Todos.
On Segunda Caida, burlesque virturso Eric R writes about Lucha Va Voom from Valentine’s Day weekend.
LUM (FRI) 03/12 Pista La Bugambilias [Gabriel Martinez @ LDMLL]
1) Codigo Rojo vs Dr. Maldito
2) Dranser & Scravos vs Black Soul & Titanik
3) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Gato Volador & Pantro Sr. [IWRG IC TAG]
4) Diluvio Negro I, Diluvio Negro II, Tigre Universitario vs Difunto I, Difunto II, Sergio Romo Jr.
Random show, but odd that Pirata Jr. is listed as defending the title Pirata Sr. won.
CMLL (SUN) 03/14 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala, Molotov, Sensei vs Artillero, Inquisidor, Súper Comando
2) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Starman vs Bronco, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Bam Bam vs Pequeño Nitro [CMLL MINI]
4) Máximo, Metro, Rush vs Ray Mendoza Jr., Sangre Azteca, Vangelis
5) Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Look at 3 & 5. Look at 2 &4. A terrible injustice is being done! This is Bam Bam’s first known defense in 15 months.
No Negro Casas, even on the updated card. They do seem to actually be going some place with the Fabian/Leono vs Gatos Negro, and I like the rudos chances of winning that feud.