indy (TUE) 03/09 Arena Aficion [Estrellas del Ring]
2) Maldito Jr. & Samot b Brazo Metalico & Chico Che
3) Trauma I & Trauma II b Hermano de la Muerte I & Hermano de la Muerte II
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., Puma King, Tiger Kid b Guerrero Maya Jr., Orux, Semental
1st/2nd match CMLL wrestlers have been showing up here of late, as well as early IWRG guys. In this main event, the Cats got the pins on Maya and Orux for the win, which led to some mask challenges.
LMLL (TUE) 03/09 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Zodiaco b Neurosis
2) Dranser & Scravos b Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II
3) Erick el Rojo, Gato Fantasma, Silver Star b Furor, Galactar, Koko Viper
4) Golden Boy, Lover Boy, Rey Demonio, Simbolo b Androide, Corazon Adicto, Raiden, Rey Sagitario
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. DQ Estrella Dorado Jr., Hator, Monje Negro Jr.
Dueling fouls in the main event.
CMLL (TUE) 03/09 Arena Mexico [Fuego en el Ring, CMLL]
1) Disturbio & Zayco b Rayo Tapatío II & Súper Camaleón
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Lady Apache, Marcela b Amapola, La Comandante, Seuxis
3) Cancerbero, Nosferatu, Raziel b Ángel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, Rey Cometa
4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura b Ángel de Oro, Metro, Valiente
5) Máximo, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero DQ Hijo del Fantasma, Shocker, Toscano
Bucanero faked a foul for the two fall win. Marcela got Amapola in the women’s match and asked for a title match. It’s been about four months, it must be time to do that match again.
On Tuesday’s Guadalajara show, Sombra suffered a dislocated left toe, according to Fuego en el Ring. He’ll need a week of rest and have to be evaluated then. It seems like he’ll still be good to go for the mask match, but they may pull him from Friday’s show.
Lots of articles about Mascarita Dorada joining Perros del Mal: audio interview from Perros del Mal, photos from Perros del Mal (so they still do have the WWA tag title – one of ’em, anyway), Perros del Mal video, Estrellas del Ring, Record, Box Y Lucha, Notimex, SuperLuchas, Fuego En El Ring, and ESTO. Mascarita Dorada’s version is he gave Paco Alonso his notice, saying he explained he needed to leave because he needed to get enough work to support his family. Mascarita Dorada says he’s close to Hijo del Santo – they’re talking on the phone all the time – so of course he went on that tour. He may change his name at some point, but he’s says he owns the name “Mascarita Dorada” and the gimmick. Dorada has bookings thru March outside the country, so he won’t actually start with Perros until later.
Pierrothito says Dorada will be fine outside of CMLL, but still wants that mask vs mask match. Pierrothito also says comments by “several people” indicate the minis matches are the best, and he vows to uphold it by giving 1000%. He’ll defend the lightweight title against anyone who’s a lightweight.
The other story getting a lot of attention today is a Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. vs Dhani Jones contract signing. IWRG’s getting extra attention for this bit from the lucha press – EdR, Record, Ovaciones – but it doesn’t seem to have crossed over beyond that. Still kind of surprised they’re actually doing a singles match and not just a trios. EdR notes this match is approved by the commission, so maybe Dhani Jones got his wrestler license this week? (Naaaaah.) Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. revealed his secret past as playing fullback, so clearly a linebacker is his natural rival.
AAA held a press conference for tomorrow’s Rey del Ring, with it’s own site giving it the most coverage. Hernandez from TNA has officially been announced as the mystery person in the Rey de Reyes tournament. Neither TNA guy was there, nor Konnan or Latin Lover. Electroshock and Mesias talked about their opponents; they were respectful towards each other, but denigrated the guys who weren’t there. Mesias said wrestling is just a part time hobby for Latin Lover, and you must be full time to hope to defeat Mesias. Electroshock says he’s lost no sleep about facing Mr. Kennedy, while Mesias noted he was recently fired from WWE and stated Kennedy will not bounce back here.
There’s also an AAA article noting they have no idea what would happen if Mr. Kennedy were to win the title. That’s one of those things you’re better off not saying aloud. Another thing is saying it’s the first time a current guy in one major promotion has challenged for the biggest title in another promotion; SuperLuchas says maybe it’s the first time in the West (“Keiji Muto“), but I’d like to point to WWE’s Tazz winning the ECW title from Mike Awesome. Unless you want to say ECW wasn’t major at that point, which might be right. It hasn’t happened in Mexico because no one’s had The Biggest Title In The Promotion until now.
AAA’s recap doesn’t mention it, but SuperLuchas says they also confirmed NOAH’s Morishima and Ishimori would be challenging for the AAA World Tag Titles next Friday, and Ozz & Chessman would be traveling to AJPW. AAA says they’re not making an exclusive alliance with any one specific promotion, but just trying to bring in new people for new matches. It is kinda amusing, with all NOAH’s injury issues, they’re sending people to work with Joe Lider. Unneccesary risk!
CMLL also held a press conference to talk about the big show they’re running in Michocan. It turns out to be a part of a greater plan to bring more entertainment events to poorer communities. Tickets for this event will be cheap, money from the gate will be used to buy a new roof for the disabled children’s building in he community. and the promoter is planning to do movie screenings and other events.
Estrellas del Ring checks on Pierroth, who recently celebrated his 52nd birthday. He looks a lot more like his old stuff, and he’s recovering speech and memory, but isn’t walking.
Box Y Lucha’s articles include Perro Aguayo talking about his promotion (now teasing a three way mask match, without Santo), Kenzo Suzuki talking about his career, Villano III talks about trouble making entrances, and LA Park accuses Demon and Santo of being hypocrites for always accidentally attacking him and not putting up their masks.
Hablando de Catch looks at a cage being put assembled.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Ras de Lona #89 has more Dos Leyendas hype.
Kcidis illustrates the problem in Rayo de Jalisco vs Zombies.
PdM (SUN) 03/21 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon
1) Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V vs Centurion Negro, Karonte, Mongol Chino
2) Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman vs Black Terry, el Signo, Negro Navarro
3) Groon XXX & Hijo del Lizmark vs Damián 666 & Halloween
4) Charly Manson vs X-Fly
5) Rey Hechicero vs Caifan Rockero I [mask, hair]
6) Konnan Big vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo
This is the lucha show that’s part of a lucha libre convention. The Villanos are appearing at the convention, which is why they (and the others in the second match) are making an appearance here.