Marco Corleone gone from AAA

So says AAA’s site and Dos de Tres’ facebook.

Marco debuted last 03/15, so a standard (?) AAA one year contract would’ve run out three days after this year’s Rey de Reyes. If you look back at last week’s dueling press conferences closely, it’s pretty clear the decision was made during that week. Yurem’s challenge was originally to Marco at the AAA press conference (which he didn’t attend), but they switched it to Alex by the Friday Konnan/Dorian event.

When Marco jumped, the big idea was for Marco to cross over into other media. I don’t pay attention to stuff on Mexican TV that’s not lucha to tell you if that’s worked, but I don’t have the impression it’s really worked. As a wrestler, Marco has pretty much as underutilized in AAA as he was in CMLL; he’s been just a guy a lot.

That wasn’t the plan, even as late as a few weeks ago. I think I can talk about this, now that it’s clearly not going to happen (and I figure it’ll be in the WON either this or next week), but AAA had some major plans for Marco this year not too long ago. When this year’s Rey de Reyes was first planned, Marco was picked to win, take the title shot at TripleMania this year, and win the title. Electro as champ was originally supposed to be a transitional champion to get the belt from Mesias to Marco. (Who knows where that’s going now, but maybe breaking up Wagner/Electro might be a hint – if Wagner ever signed his contract.) Plans change all the time, but AAA’s talk of doing something with Marco wasn’t as empty as it seems now, at least at one point.

I’m not too worried about Marco; I think he’d be sticking with AAA if that was the best option, and he’s leaving because he’s got a better plan. I doubt it’s going back to CMLL given how he left (though you never know) and figure he’s headed back to the US somewhere. Marco was far more enjoyable than we would’ve figured and it was nice having him around as long as he was.

for the record

people AAA are building around in 2010, via Konnan
Marco Corleone: gone
Jack Evans: has done nothing
Laredo Kid: has done nothing
Zorro: has done nothing
(Dorian’s big on TV, so they are creating one new star!)

IWRG, XLAW, GDL, Coliseo

IWRG (THU) 03/18 Arena Naucalpan [Al Filo del Ring]
1) Dinamic Black b Halcon 2000
2) Comando Negro & Kid Tornado b Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota
3) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II b Arlequin Amarillo & Arlequin Rojo
4) Freelance, La Roca, Zatura b Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., Samoth
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco and Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Hijo del Signo and Chico Che, el Ángel, Orion

Not sure exactly how the main event worked – said to be been more an elimination match than anything, and partners fought each other – but the Traumas beat Black Terry for the final win. “Orion” was Rey Vikingo back in 2002, not sure who it was here (except not Ultraman Jr.)

X-LAW (SAT) 03/20 Plaza de Toros Tula de Allende, Hidalgo [SuperLuchas]
1) Aguila Solar & Mr. Aries b Guerrero Tolteca & Rey Panther
2) Arsenal & Mensajero de la Muerte b Aborto & Black Silver
3) Chapulin Negro b Halcon 2000
4) Zafiro b Akua
5) Epidemia & Heavy Boy b Leon Rojo & Ovett
6) Serval b Dinastía, Drastik Boy, Konami, Black Fire, Sadico [XLAW WELTER]
7) Grendel & Heimdal b Fantasma de la Ópera & Mike Segura
8) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario b Damián 666 & Halloween and Angel o Demonio & X-Fly
9) LA Park b Sabu [XLAW HEAVY]

Serval is new champ, Park retains the belt (but Super Parka stole it, then posed for a happy picture.)

CMLL (SUN) 03/21 Arena Coliseo [Ovaciones (PDF)]
1) Camorra & Mortiz b Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II
2) Bronco, Puma King, Tiger Kid b Astro Boy, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tony Rivera
3) Ángel de Plata, Delta, Rush b Dr. X, Hooligan, Nitro
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Toscano, Valiente b Euforia, Skándalo, Vangelis
5) Blue Panther, Héctor Garza, Místico b Negro Casas, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi

Fixed. Angel de Oro missed the show, shuffling 2/3 a little bit.  I guess Delta > Guerrero Maya? CMLL spells it “Mortiz” and says it’s the one from Tijuana.

Mistico’s team won – first fall by DQ, second by Mistica on Negro – but his teammates were still annoyed with him by the time it was over. As suspected, Niebla (“inactive” – suspended?) did not work this show. Okumura moved up to replace him, and Skandalo took the spot in the semimain.

CMLL (SUN) 03/21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Tondar b Quka
2) Drago & León Blanco b Magnum & Samurai
3) Ángel del Mal & Ráfaga b Metal Blanco & Neutrón
4) Amapola & Seuxis b Lady Apache & Lluvia
5) Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero DQ Máscara Dorada, Shocker, Volador Jr.

Bucanero faked a Shocker foul. They’re coming back for a singles match. Next Sunday, this show will have a Shocker/Bucanero singles match and an Amapola title defense underneath. Seems familiar! In this match, after the two tag partners were eliminated, Apache got Amapola with a submission.

A recap of a Thursday spot show mentions Mr. Niebla did work as scheduled, so whatever’s gone on happened right before Dos Leyendas.

Today is the one year anniversary of Abismo Negro’s death (though he wasn’t discovered for another day.) Hometown paper El Heraldo de Tabasco talks about the known circumstances of his death.

Los Villanos (3 & 4) are working the underdcard of today’s AAA spot show in Nuevo Laredo. Maybe they picked Okumura to help with Taichi’s language barrier, but I’m still sort of surprised they didn’t use V3 or V4 in the spot created last Friday with Mr. Niebla absence. V4 & V5 win, everyone is happy, it’s pretty easy. Instead, he lost in straight falls on the night his father was honored, kind of odd.

A new lucha libre school is opening in Chipas. They already have five title belts.

Kcidis illustrates the winners of Rey de Reyes and their prices.