As noted by @ThereAlfredo, Samurai TV lists Dos Leyendas as airing in Japan on 04/13, which is likely much sooner than it will air in Mexico. I suspect it’ll turn up on YouTube by 04/15. It’s a 120 minute slot, which would mean top 4 matches in Mexico.
The latest WON mentions Mr. Niebla was suspended for 30 days (Dos Leyendas was the first show he missed, so that’d put him back after 04/19), and Marco Corleone is expected back in AAA in the next month or so. The story there is he had no idea he was possibly in line for the AAA championship until he read it on the internet, after he left. Mexico is weird.
Also mentioned: AAA’s trying to bring in some TNA wrestlers for TripleMania. Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy are mentioned. Mr. Anderson is not. There’s also a mention that Vampiro wanted to do one last one run as heel, so that may explain the odd booking on the mid April lineup.
Arena Mexico Previews
- Notimex notes main event is more Volador vs Mistico
- Ovaciones sees today’s semimain as the real big match, setting up a trios title match (Angels Rebeldes vs the odd Fuerza T trio of Texano, Terrible, and Taichi)
- Esto, in talking about the Pequeno Warrior/Bracito de Oro feud, call the rudo “the mini human guillotine”, a fantastic nickname. Everyone still lists Dorada in the match, though Ovaciones is the only one who notes that’s news. I’m still not especially confident he’ll be there, since everyone involved has been so quiet about this.
Brazo de Oro tells Fuego that he was prepared to win, but made an oversight, and now he’s bald. Brazo says the hair match versus Asesino Negro drew well, so the Brazos may do more.
Today’s AAA on MTV2/MTV Tr3S detail:
The deal clinched by Cookie Jar Entertainment’s The Jar brings 52 weeks of the new show to the two networks. The two channels will also air Behind the Mask, a half-hour special that takes an in-depth look at the history of the sport of Lucha Libre.
There’s been documentaries around that name, but none of them particularly AAA focused, and you’d think that’d be the deal here. Maybe it’s something new. Steven Ship is listed as manager director of Lucha Libre USA; he’s been with them since the 2007 matches on the Warped Tour.
R de Rudo has dual interviews with Damian 666 and Pequeno Damian 666. Not a lot new with the older guy. The mini says the regular size guy actually only trademarked “Damiancito 666”, not the name the mini is actually using. Mini Damian 666 says his problems in the US was trying to get in as an illegal, and he’s visited the US Embassy to try and clear them up. Mini Damian plans to keep that name until Paco Alonso tells him different, but feels like he’s brought some value to the name and would prefer not to give it up.
Cesar correctly notes the lesson here: luchadors have to copyright every variant of their name if they want exclusivity; verbal agreements will not hold. (Or change the law, I guess.)
At a PAN political rally, Intocable explains the wrestling business is hurting because of the drug trade. Fans are scared of being caught up in the violence, promoters are scared of losing money and being indebted to drug dealers.
Sexi Star says she was happy to win the Reina de Reinas, because she’s always considered herself queen, crown or not. She’s also angry about breaking her $1,000 fingernail, though Sexi also says 100% real.
Alex Koslov Cam #2 has footage from ROH, Monterrey, and bad hotel rooms across northern Mexico. Boom?
Cesar also has an article on AAA’s attempts to keep LA Park appearing as an independent outsider. I don’t think that’s especially needed for AAA’s fan base; for this promotion, I don’t think there’s an additional group of fans who will be more into if it they think it’s a all unplanned (and keeping people believing is probably beyond their grasp.)
Estrellas del Ring has an interview with Cuernavaca wrestler Oso Dorado, who has a very Tiger Kid-esque mask. I’m always in favor of more lucha libre bears.
Proyeccion Luchistica has play by play for the CMLL return to Arena Lopez Mateos.
Ohtani’s Jacket watches a couple matches from the Monterrey lucha Liibre festival.
indy (SAT) 05/01 Arena Neza
1) Alan Extreme, Hermano Muerte, Keshin Black vs Ángel de la Noche, Dinamic Black, Vuelo Espacial
2) Comando Negro, Crazy Boricua, Dark Zombie, Redentor vs Cocolores, Cósmico, Diamante Azul, Super Electra
3) el Signo vs Ray Mendoza Jr., Villano IV, Shu el Guerrero, Rambo, Hijo del Signo, Canek Jr., Ultramán Jr., Hijo del Solar, Fishman Jr. [cage, mask, hair]
4) Dos Caras Sr., El Fantasma, Villano III vs Canek, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000
This is the Signo retirement/benefit show. Making a guy climb of a cage on his retirement show is rough, but maybe that won’t be an issue here.