1) LA Park returned to AAA. Easy week! After being part of the great exodus from AAA to WCW (and Promo Azteca) and years of unsuccessful legal battles, Park returned to AAA as an ally of the Foreign Legion. La Parka Jr. vs LA Park for the masks is one of those mythical matches which never seemed sure to occur, but AAA was able to tease it happening this past Friday. Joaquin (with AAA Parka) and Dorian (with Park) are also involved with this, but are only needed as an explanation of how the feud reached this point. The biggest question left: will they be able to keep both sides happy long enough to get to the mask match, or will it fall apart like the Gronda feud?
2) The lineup for Dos Leyendas was announced. It’s a one match card, a relevos suicidas with Mistico & Felino vs Sombra & Volador, where the first two pinned (in any combination) will immediately face off with masks on the line. There are other matches, but not one means a thing. Still, any one of those four masks going down may be enough to fill Arena Mexico this Friday. Sombra will probably be going into the match hurt, having dislocated his left big toe last Tuesday in Guadalajara.
3) In other Rey de Reyes results, Electroshock won the AAA Heavyweight Championship and Chessman won the Rey de Reyes tournament. In theory, Electro and Chessman would meet at TripleMania for the title, but that rudo/rudo match wouldn’t mean much. Mesias, the former champion, lost his title without directly being defeated, and is more likely to end up in the TripleMania title match. Also of note: Latin Lover did not appear, and no one’s really explained it five days later.
4) Mascarita Dorada was dropped by CMLL, after working the Todos x el Todos tour. The Santo ban is still in effect. Dorada probably has the best chance at making a good living solely on the independents; he’s a star on his own, and was already working mostly his own schedule while with CMLL. He will have to figure out a new traveling opponent (Mini Halloween is available) and really doesn’t have any option except to make it work on his own: Dorada has now left both AAA and CMLL on less than happy terms.
5) NFL linebacker Dhani Jones got into a shoving match with IWRG’s Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., then wrestled him the following week. Match ended in a disqualification for a foul, the most authentic finish for lucha libre I can imagine. Jones fouled MA2K Jr., got the pinfall, but the heavily cheered Mexican won on a reversed decision. This was all taped for Dhani’s reality show, and seemed to draw a larger than normal crowd for the match.
6) Blue Demon Jr. said the NWA was stripping the CMLL champions of their NWA titles (for the second or third time). The CMLL guys said they weren’t giving up their titles unless they lost them in the ring. Everyone covered this as if something was happening, but really nothing did.
– Blue Demon Jr. lost the NWA Heavyweight Title.
– Perros del Mal ran a mostly unnoteworthy taping, but did run storylines to set up Turbo/Black Thunder in a title match, and the big cage hair/mask match for Tijuana in May.
– Bam Bam retained his title (over Mini Nitro, winner of Pequeno Reyes de Aires) and his hair (taking Mini Violencia’s).
– Pierrothito kept the lightweight title.
– Trauma I won the Americas championship from Angelico in IWRG
– Strong Man lost to Tanahashi in NJPW’s NJPW Cup.
– Ozz & Chessman are headed to AJPW next weekend.
– Valiente is headed to CHIKARA for King of Trios, as is a yet to be revealed Perros del Mal team.
– Black Spirit debuted as Hijo de LA Park
– Intocable says Super Porky threatened to kill him. Intocable remains alive.