X-Law, Felino, Lineups

No full results from the X-LAW show, but SuperLuchas promotes that La Hermandad made an appearance (exchange for Sabu on Friday?) and Sabu/Park was the match of the year (and the show was the show of the year.) Sounds like Park won, but Super Parka ran in after to steal the belt.

Felino was the crowd favorite on Friday, cheered by most of the fans. He vows to be more hideious than ever, and suggested he might return to the name Babe Casas.

Sombra had many relatives in Mexico City for this match. It’s almost as if they knew! Brillante Sr. & Sombra’s sister made an appearance on Ras de Lona, having attended to the open work out.

Genaro Contereras passed away on Sunday.

Ras de Lona also mentioned an upcoming US reality show featuring Shocker, Hijo de Fantasma (two guys who speak English), and Delta (?). I would suspect it’s something where they appear on a show rather than a show about them.

Kiyoshi pinned Ozz in his and Chessman’s AJPW appearance. AAA 0-2 vs Japan this weekend.

Speaking of, the NOAH report on the tag title change has the attendance at AAA’s Friday show at 3,000. I don’t know what that number’s worth, but they all seem like guesses to me. Best guess for CMLL’s show is 16,000 (Taichi agrees!); short of a sellout, but obviously the best gate of the year at the prices they were charging (and without the tickets they were giving away.) WON has last year’s anniversary show at 18,000; a match with a far more certain and exact finish than Friday’s, though this finish was even slightly more displeasing to the hardcores. Predictable and painful, and still had wheel barrows of pesos. Stars in big matches draw people, and CMLL is going to stick to this formula.

AAA looks back at Heavy Metal’s history in AAA. Metal’s CMLL run isn’t quite a waste, because I don’t believe he was going to have much great success in AAA the last few years, but there’s not a lot of success there. Seemed more about what stage Heavy Metal is at in his career (and his interest in it) than the booking. Maybe it’ll be different in AAA.

SuperLuchas points towards Juvi’s new web show and Veneno back in Panama/

Estrellas del Ring photographs a meeting of a half dozen second generation Morelos wrestlers.

Cesar has his look at the lineups and other issues.

DJ Spectro looks back at the history of America Salvaje.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s lineup.

SuperLuchas #356


CMLL (TUE) 03/23 Arena Mexico
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II vs Cholo & Disturbio
2) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Starman vs Bronco, Durango Kid, Súper Comando
3) Ángel Azteca, Delta, Fuego vs Loco Max, Skándalo, Virus
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Rush vs Averno, Mephisto, Shigeo Okumura
5) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Místico vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Vangelis

Mistico back to the tecnico side with no Volador, again. No sign of Shocker/Bucanero.

IWRG (THU) 03/25 Arena Naucalpan
1) Imperial vs Imperio Azteca
2) Héros & Kid Tornado vs Comando Negro & Heavy Boy
3) ?, Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II vs Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., Samoth
4) Chico Che, el Ángel, Zatura vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
5) Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan vs Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II

Laguna’s Imperio Azteca back here; was in last September.

CMLL (FRI) 03/26 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Robin vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Astral, Bracito de Oro, Eléctrico vs Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Metro, Sagrado, Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
4) Toscano vs Ephesto [lightning]
5) Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza, Máximo vs Taichi, Terrible, Texano Jr.
6) La Sombra, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Main event plays off last week’s finish, of course. Mistico can’t be around unless they’re going to turn Felino face (which doesn’t seem to be the pla, but he definitely got the ‘respected vet loses his mask’ tecnico reaction. Good to see Terrible & Texano make peace with the country of Japan. Warrior & Bracito continue fighting. I dunno about that lightning match.

AAA (FRI) 03/26 Plaza de Toros Tres Caminos, Zapata, Cuernavaca, Morelos
1) Fabi Apache, Mari Apache, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Polvo de Estrellas, Sexy Star
2) Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Último Gladiador vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz
3) Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly vs Jack Evans, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario
4) ?, Chessman, La Parka Jr. vs Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
5) Cibernético, El Mesías, Marco Corleone vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King

This week’s AAA taping? A random bizarre – Chris Stone! talent raid on RFS!? spot show? Or something even more sinister? I dunno.

CMLL (SUN) 03/28 Arena Coliseo
1) Camaleón & Horus vs Mortis & Zayco
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Metálico, Tony Rivera vs Apocalipsis, Artillero, Ramstein
3) Molotov, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Loco Max, Nitro, Nosferatu
4) Brazo de Plata, Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr. vs Ray Mendoza Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Taichi
5) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Místico vs Atlantis, Mephisto, Texano Jr.

Mistico, tecnico, blah blah. I don’t know who Mortis is, but he’s locked in on that Sunday opener. Two members of the Mexican Trios champions are actually teaming, so Metro has likely been moved to an undisclosed location to keep us all safe. That second match is quite a crew of guys who you weren’t sure were still around (so much so, maybe it’s a feint.)

CMLL (SUN) 03/28 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Idolo & Virgo vs Acertijo & In Memoria
2) Metatrón & Palacio Negro vs Ebola & Ráfaga
3) Amapola vs Lady Apache [CMLL WOMEN]
4) Héctor Garza, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Lady Apache indeed gets that title match. This is the only match I’ve seen Mr. Niebla listed for this week, but it was probably written before Friday. If Niebla is gone for an extended period, I’d guess they take Felino and Negro in a new direction rather than try to replace Niebla.

IWRG (SUN) 03/28 Arena Naucalpan
1) Daga & Eragon vs Comando Negro & Heavy Boy
2) Bobby Lee Jr., Chico Che, Freelance vs Fishman Jr., Hijo del Signo, Trauma II
3) Canek, La Rocca, Olímpico vs Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.

Two matches TBA.